New International Version
Joshua got up early the next morning and the priests took up the ark of the LORD.
King James Bible
And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the LORD.
Darby Bible Translation
And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests carried the ark of Jehovah.
World English Bible
Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of Yahweh.
Young's Literal Translation
And Joshua riseth early in the morning, and the priests bear the ark of Jehovah,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The rereward came after the ark - The word מאסף measseph, from אסף asaph, to collect or gather up, may signify either the rereward, as our translation understands it, or the people who carried the baggage of the army; for on the seventh day this was necessary, as much fighting might be naturally expected in the assault, and they would need a supply of arms, darts, etc., as well as conveniences for those who might happen to be wounded: or the persons here intended might be such as carried the sacred articles belonging to the ark, or merely such people as might follow in the procession, without observing any particular order. The Jews think the division of Dan is meant, which always brought up the rear. See Numbers 10:25.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'And Joanna paved Rahab the harlot alive... and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day.'--JOSHUA vi. 25. This story comes in like an oasis in these terrible narratives of Canaanite extermination. There is much about it that is beautiful and striking, but the main thing is that it teaches the universality of God's mercy, and the great truth that trust in Him unites to Him and brings deliverance, how black soever may have been the previous life. I need not tell over again the story, told with such …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
So he had the ark of the LORD carried around the city, circling it once. Then the army returned to camp and spent the night there.
The seven priests carrying the seven trumpets went forward, marching before the ark of the LORD and blowing the trumpets. The armed men went ahead of them and the rear guard followed the ark of the LORD, while the trumpets kept sounding.
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