Joshua 6:4
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New International Version
Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams' horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets.

New Living Translation
Seven priests will walk ahead of the Ark, each carrying a ram's horn. On the seventh day you are to march around the town seven times, with the priests blowing the horns.

English Standard Version
Seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark. On the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets.

New American Standard Bible
"Also seven priests shall carry seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark; then on the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets.

King James Bible
And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Have seven priests carry seven ram's-horn trumpets in front of the ark. But on the seventh day, march around the city seven times, while the priests blow the trumpets.

International Standard Version
with seven priests carrying in front of the ark seven trumpets made from rams' horns. On the seventh day march around the city seven times while the priests blow their trumpets.

NET Bible
Have seven priests carry seven rams' horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day march around the city seven times, while the priests blow the horns.

New Heart English Bible
Seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark. On the seventh day, you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Seven priests will carry rams' horns ahead of the ark. But on the seventh day you must march around the city seven times while the priests blow their horns.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And seven priests shall bear seven rams' horns before the ark; and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the horns.

New American Standard 1977
“Also seven priests shall carry seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark; then on the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven shofarot {or rams horns} of jubilee; and the seventh day ye shall go around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the shofarot.

King James 2000 Bible
And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.

American King James Version
And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the seventh day you shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.

American Standard Version
And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams horns before the ark: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And on the seventh day the priests shall take the seven trumpets, which are used in the jubilee, and shall go before the ark of the covenant: and you shall go about the city seven times, and the priests shall sound the trumpets.

Darby Bible Translation
And seven priests shall carry before the ark seven blast-trumpets; and on the seventh day ye shall go round the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.

English Revised Version
And seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.

Webster's Bible Translation
And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the seventh day ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.

World English Bible
Seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark. On the seventh day, you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets.

Young's Literal Translation
and seven priests do bear seven trumpets of the jubilee before the ark, and on the seventh day ye compass the city seven times, and the priests blow with the trumpets,
Commentary
Matthew Henry Commentary
6:1-5 Jericho resolves Israel shall not be its master. It shut itself up, being strongly fortified both by art and nature. Thus were they foolish, and their hearts hardened to their destruction; the miserable case of all that strengthen themselves against the Almighty. God resolves Israel shall be its master, and that quickly. No warlike preparations were to be made. By the uncommon method of besieging the city, the Lord honoured the ark, as the symbol of his presence, and showed that all the victories were from him. The faith and patience of the people were proved and increased.
Study Bible
The Walls of Jericho
3"You shall march around the city, all the men of war circling the city once. You shall do so for six days. 4"Also seven priests shall carry seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark; then on the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets. 5"It shall be that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and the people will go up every man straight ahead."…
Cross References
Leviticus 25:9
'You shall then sound a ram's horn abroad on the tenth day of the seventh month; on the day of atonement you shall sound a horn all through your land.

Numbers 10:8
"The priestly sons of Aaron, moreover, shall blow the trumpets; and this shall be for you a perpetual statute throughout your generations.

Joshua 6:3
"You shall march around the city, all the men of war circling the city once. You shall do so for six days.

Joshua 6:5
"It shall be that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when you hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city will fall down flat, and the people will go up every man straight ahead."

Joshua 6:13
The seven priests carrying the seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD went on continually, and blew the trumpets; and the armed men went before them and the rear guard came after the ark of the LORD, while they continued to blow the trumpets.
Treasury of Scripture

And seven priests shall bear before the ark seven trumpets of rams' horns: and the seventh day you shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall blow with the trumpets.

trumpets of rams' The word shopheroth hyyovelim, should rather be rendered jubilee i.e., such as were used on the jubilee, which were probably made of horn or silver: for the entrance of the Israelites into Canaan was indeed a jubilee to them (See Note on

Leviticus 25:11 A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be to you: you shall not sow, …

Leviticus 25:9 Then shall you cause the trumpet of the jubilee to sound on the tenth …

Numbers 10:1-10 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying…

Judges 7:7,8,15-22 And the LORD said to Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped …

2 Chronicles 13:12 And, behold, God himself is with us for our captain, and his priests …

2 Chronicles 20:17,19,21 You shall not need to fight in this battle: set yourselves, stand …

Isaiah 27:12 And it shall come to pass in that day, that the LORD shall beat off …

Zechariah 4:6 Then he answered and spoke to me, saying, This is the word of the …

seven times

Genesis 2:3 And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that …

Genesis 7:2,3 Of every clean beast you shall take to you by sevens, the male and …

Leviticus 4:6 And the priest shall dip his finger in the blood, and sprinkle of …

Leviticus 14:16 And the priest shall dip his right finger in the oil that is in his left hand…

Leviticus 25:8 And you shall number seven sabbaths of years to you, seven times seven years…

Numbers 23:1 And Balaam said to Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare …

1 Kings 18:43 And said to his servant, Go up now, look toward the sea. And he went …

2 Kings 5:10 And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan …

Job 42:8 Therefore take to you now seven bullocks and seven rams, and go to …

Zechariah 4:2 And said to me, What see you? And I said, I have looked, and behold …

Revelation 1:4,20 John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be to you, and …

Revelation 5:1,6 And I saw in the right hand of him that sat on the throne a book …

Revelation 8:2,6 And I saw the seven angels which stood before God; and to them were …

Revelation 10:3 And cried with a loud voice, as when a lion roars: and when he had …

Revelation 15:1,7 And I saw another sign in heaven, great and marvelous, seven angels …

Revelation 16:1 And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, …

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