Joshua 6:1
Good News Translation
The gates of Jericho were kept shut and guarded to keep the Israelites out. No one could enter or leave the city.

Contemporary English Version
Meanwhile, the people of Jericho had been locking the gates in their town wall because they were afraid of the Israelites. No one could go out or come in.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now Jericho was close shut up and fenced, for fear of the children of Israel, and no man durst go out or come in.

New American Bible
Now Jericho was in a state of siege because of the presence of the Israelites. No one left or entered.

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Now Jericho was close shut up and fenced, for fear of the children of Israel, and no man durst go out or come in.

Joshua 2:7 Now they that were sent, pursued after them, by the way that leadeth to the fords of the Jordan: and as soon as they were gone out, the gate was presently shut.

2 Kings 17:4 And when the king of the Assyrians found that Osee, endeavouring to rebel, had sent messengers to Sua, the king of Egypt, that he might not pay tribute to the king of the Assyrians, as he had done every year, he besieged him, bound him, and cast him into prison.

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Joshua 2:9-14,24 I know that the Lord hath given this land to you: for the dread of you is fallen upon us, and all the inhabitants of the land have lost all strength. . . .

Psalm 127:1 A gradual canticle of Solomon. Unless the Lord build the house, they labour in vain that build it. Unless the Lord keep the city, he watcheth in vain that keepeth it.

Context
The Walls of Jericho
1Now Jericho was close shut up and fenced, for fear of the children of Israel, and no man durst go out or come in.2And the Lord said to Joshua: Behold I have given into thy hands Jericho, and the king thereof, and all the valiant men.…
Cross References
Joshua 5:15
Loose, saith he, thy shoes from off thy feet: for the place whereon thou standest is holy. And Joshua did as was commanded him.

Joshua 6:2
And the Lord said to Joshua: Behold I have given into thy hands Jericho, and the king thereof, and all the valiant men.

Additional Translations
Now Jericho was tightly shut up because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in.Now Jericho was straightly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.

Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.

Now Jericho was closely shut up and besieged, and none went out of it, and none came in.

Now Jericho was shut up and was barred, because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.

(NOW Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.)

Now Jericho was closely shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.

Now Jericho was tightly shut up because of the children of Israel. No one went out, and no one came in.

(And Jericho shutteth itself up, and is shut up, because of the presence of the sons of Israel -- none going out, and none coming in;)
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