Joshua 6:1
New International Version
Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in.

New Living Translation
Now the gates of Jericho were tightly shut because the people were afraid of the Israelites. No one was allowed to go out or in.

English Standard Version
Now Jericho was shut up inside and outside because of the people of Israel. None went out, and none came in.

Berean Study Bible
Now Jericho was tightly shut up because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in.

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

New King James Version
Now Jericho was securely shut up because of the children of Israel; none went out, and none came in.

New American Standard Bible
Now Jericho was tightly shut because of the sons of Israel; no one went out and no one came in.

NASB 1995
Now Jericho was tightly shut because of the sons of Israel; no one went out and no one came in.

NASB 1977
Now Jericho was tightly shut because of the sons of Israel; no one went out and no one came in.

Amplified Bible
Now Jericho [a fortified city with high walls] was tightly closed because [of the people’s fear] of the sons of Israel; no one went out or came in.

Christian Standard Bible
Now Jericho was strongly fortified because of the Israelites—no one leaving or entering.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now Jericho was strongly fortified because of the Israelites—no one leaving or entering.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yerikho was shut up from before the children of Israel, and there was no one going out and no one entering

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

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.

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

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.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jericho was bolted and barred shut because the people were afraid of the Israelites. No one could enter or leave.

International Standard Version
Meanwhile, Jericho was fortified inside and out because of the Israelis. Nobody could leave or enter.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.--

Literal Standard Version
And Jericho shuts itself up, and is shut up, because of the presence of the sons of Israel—none going out, and none coming in.

NET Bible
Now Jericho was shut tightly because of the Israelites. No one was allowed to leave or enter.

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

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

Young's Literal Translation
(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;)

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Walls of Jericho
1Now Jericho was tightly shut up because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in. 2And the LORD said to Joshua, “Behold, I have delivered Jericho into your hand, along with its king and its mighty men of valor.…

Cross References
Joshua 5:15
The Commander of the LORD's army replied, "Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy." And Joshua did so.

Joshua 6:2
And the LORD said to Joshua, "Behold, I have delivered Jericho into your hand, along with its king and its mighty men of valor.


Treasury of Scripture

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

Joshua 2:7
And the men pursued after them the way to Jordan unto the fords: and as soon as they which pursued after them were gone out, they shut the gate.

2 Kings 17:4
And the king of Assyria found conspiracy in Hoshea: for he had sent messengers to So king of Egypt, and brought no present to the king of Assyria, as he had done year by year: therefore the king of Assyria shut him up, and bound him in prison.

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Joshua 2:9-14,24
And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you…

Psalm 127:1
A Song of degrees for Solomon. Except the LORD build the house, they labour in vain that build it: except the LORD keep the city, the watchman waketh but in vain.









VI.

(1) Now Jericho . . .--This verse should be read parenthetically, and Joshua 6:2-5 should be taken as the orders given to Joshua by the captain of the Lord's host.

Verse 1. - This verse (see above) is parenthetical. It explains why the captain of the Lord's host appeared unto Joshua. The inhabitants of Jericho, though in a state of the utmost alarm, were nevertheless fully on their guard against the children of Israel. The commencement of hostilities imposed a great responsibility on Joshua. Success at the outset was, humanly speaking, indispensable. We may see what defeat involved for him by his distress in consequence of the check at Ai. The alternative was victory or annihilation, for the Israelites had no homes or fortresses to which they could retire. Joshua was therefore encouraged by a visible proof that he was under the protection of the Most High, to be yet farther assured by the marvels that were to follow. The use of the Pual participle with its fullest intensive sense, to strengthen the affirmation of the action by the Kal, is a singular construction. Literally rendered it is "shutting and closely shut up," thus including

(1) the act of closing, and

(2) the continuance of that act, συγκεκλεισμένη καὶ ὀχυρομέμη (LXX.), "clausa at que munita" (Vulg.). So also the Chaldea paraphrase. The remainder of the verse strengthens still more the assertion of the state of siege. The king of Jericho, such was his alarm, regarded his city as a beleaguered one, from the mere presence of Joshua and his host in its vicinity.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now Jericho
וִֽירִיחוֹ֙ (wî·rî·ḥōw)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 3405: Jericho -- a city in the Jordan Valley captured by Joshua

was tightly shut up
סֹגֶ֣רֶת (sō·ḡe·reṯ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's 5462: To shut up, to surrender

because of
מִפְּנֵ֖י (mip·pə·nê)
Preposition-m | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

the Israelites—
בְּנֵ֣י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

no one
אֵ֥ין (’ên)
Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

went out
יוֹצֵ֖א (yō·w·ṣê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

and no one
וְאֵ֥ין (wə·’ên)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 369: A non-entity, a negative particle

came in.
בָּֽא׃ (bā)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go


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