Joshua 6:9
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New International Version
The armed guard marched ahead of the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard followed the ark. All this time the trumpets were sounding.

New Living Translation
Some of the armed men marched in front of the priests with the horns and some behind the Ark, with the priests continually blowing the horns.

English Standard Version
The armed men were walking before the priests who were blowing the trumpets, and the rear guard was walking after the ark, while the trumpets blew continually.

Berean Study Bible
While the trumpets continued to sound, the armed troops marched ahead of the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard followed the ark.

New American Standard Bible
The armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard came after the ark, while they continued to blow the trumpets.

King James Bible
And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets, and the rereward came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.

Christian Standard Bible
While the trumpets were blowing, the armed men went in front of the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard went behind the ark.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
While the trumpets were blowing, the armed troops went in front of the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard went behind the ark.

International Standard Version
Armed men preceded the priests who were blowing the trumpets, and a rear guard followed the ark, while the trumpets continued to blow.

NET Bible
Armed troops marched ahead of the priests blowing the horns, while the rear guard followed along behind the ark blowing rams' horns.

New Heart English Bible
The armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets, and the ark went after them. The trumpets sounded as they went.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The armed men went ahead of the priests, who blew their horns. The rear guard followed the ark while the priests continued to blow their horns.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the armed men went before the priests that blew the horns, and the rearward went after the ark, [the priests] blowing with the horns continually.

New American Standard 1977
And the armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard came after the ark, while they continued to blow the trumpets.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the shofarot, and the congregation came after the ark, the priests going on and blowing with the shofarot.

King James 2000 Bible
And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets, and the rear guard came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.

American King James Version
And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets, and the rear guard came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.

American Standard Version
And the armed men went before the priests that blew the trumpets, and the rearward went after the ark, the priests blowing the trumpets as they went.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all the armed men went before, the rest of the common people followed the ark, and the sound of the trumpets was heard on all sides.

Darby Bible Translation
And the armed men went before the priests who blew with the trumpets, and the rearguard came after the ark; they blew with the trumpets in marching.

English Revised Version
And the armed men went before the priests that blew the trumpets, and the rearward went after the ark, the priests blowing with the trumpets as they went.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets, and the rear-guard came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.

World English Bible
The armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets, and the ark went after them. The trumpets sounded as they went.

Young's Literal Translation
and he who is armed is going before the priests blowing the trumpets, and he who is gathering up is going after the ark, going on and blowing with the trumpets;
Study Bible
The Walls of Jericho
8After Joshua had spoken to the people, seven priests carrying seven trumpets before the LORD advanced and blew the trumpets, and the ark of the covenant of the LORD followed them. 9While the trumpets continued to sound, the armed troops marched ahead of the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard followed the ark. 10But Joshua had commanded the people: “Do not give a battle cry or let your voice be heard; do not let one word come out of your mouth until the day I tell you to shout. Then you are to shout!”…
Cross References
Numbers 10:25
Finally, the divisions of the camp of Dan set out, under their banner, serving as the rear guard for all units, with Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai in command.

Joshua 6:8
After Joshua had spoken to the people, seven priests carrying seven trumpets before the LORD advanced and blew the trumpets, and the ark of the covenant of the LORD followed them.

Joshua 6:10
But Joshua had commanded the people: "Do not give a battle cry or let your voice be heard; do not let one word come out of your mouth until the day I tell you to shout. Then you are to shout!"

Joshua 6:13
And the seven priests carrying seven trumpets kept marching ahead of the ark of the LORD and sounding the trumpets. The armed troops went in front of them, and the rear guard followed the ark of the LORD, while the priests kept sounding the trumpets.

Isaiah 52:12
For you will not leave in a hurry, and you will not have to take flight; for the LORD goes before you, and the God of Israel is your rear guard.

Treasury of Scripture

And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets, and the rear guard came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.

and the rereward [heb] gathering
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Joshua 6:13 And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams' horns before the …

Numbers 10:25 And the standard of the camp of the children of Dan set forward, …

Isaiah 52:11 Depart you, depart you, go you out from there, touch no unclean thing; …

Isaiah 58:8 Then shall your light break forth as the morning, and your health …







And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets,.... Whom Jarchi, Kimchi, and Abarbinel, interpret of Reuben and Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh; that is, as many of them as Joshua took with him over Jordan; though rather all the armed men in the camp are meant; at least along with those mentioned went the standards of Judah and Ephraim:

and the rereward came after the ark; because the tribe of Dan was the rereward in journeying, Numbers 2:31; hence the Targum paraphrases the words,"and the tribe of the house of Dan went after the ark;''and so both Jarchi and Kimchi interpret it: but rather the body of the people unarmed are designed; at least these were brought up by the standard of Dan; or otherwise no place in this procession is appointed for them, whose business it was to make the great shout on the seventh day with the rest:

the priests going on and blowing with the trumpets; the word "priests" is not in the text, but is rightly supplied; for, as Kimchi and Abarbinel observe, this is not said of the rereward, but of the priests, for they only bore and blew the trumpets; and so the Targum reads,"the priests going on, &c.'' 6:6-16 Wherever the ark went, the people attended it. God's ministers, by the trumpet of the everlasting gospel, which proclaims liberty and victory, must encourage the followers of Christ in their spiritual warfare. As promised deliverances must be expected in God's way, so they must be expected in his time. At last the people were to shout: they did so, and the walls fell. This was a shout of faith; they believed the walls of Jericho would fall. It was a shout of prayer; they cry to Heaven for help, and help came.
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