Joshua 6:2
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New International Version
Then the LORD said to Joshua, "See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men.

King James Bible
And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.

Darby Bible Translation
And Jehovah said to Joshua, See, I have given into thy hand Jericho, and the king thereof, [and] the valiant men.

World English Bible
Yahweh said to Joshua, "Behold, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and the mighty men of valor.

Young's Literal Translation
And Jehovah saith unto Joshua, 'See, I have given into thy hand Jericho and its king -- mighty ones of valour,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

And the Lord said unto Joshua - This is the same person who in the preceding chapter is called the captain or prince of the Lord's host, the discourse being here continued that was begun at the conclusion of the preceding chapter, from which the first verses of this are unnaturally divided.

I have given into thine hand Jericho, etc. - From Joshua 24:11, it seems as if there had been persons of all the seven Canaanitish nations then in Jericho, who might have come together at this time to help the king of Jericho against the invading Israelites. The Targum intimates that the place was very strong, having "gates of iron and bars of brass; and was shut up so closely that none came out, either to combat or make offers of peace."

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

the Lord

Joshua 5:13-15 And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted up his eyes and looked, and, behold...

See, I have

Joshua 6:9-24 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...

Daniel 2:21,44 And he changes the times and the seasons: he removes kings, and sets up kings: he gives wisdom to the wise...

Daniel 4:17,35 This matter is by the decree of the watchers, and the demand by the word of the holy ones...

Daniel 5:18 O you king, the most high God gave Nebuchadnezzar your father a kingdom, and majesty, and glory, and honor:

the king

Deuteronomy 7:24 And he shall deliver their kings into your hand, and you shall destroy their name from under heaven...

Judges 11:24 Will not you possess that which Chemosh your god gives you to possess? So whomsoever the LORD our God shall drive out from before us...

Library
Rahab
'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

Jericho Itself.
We read, that this city was not only wasted by Joshua with fire and sword, but cursed also. "Cursed be he before the Lord, who shall rise up and build that city Jericho," Joshua 6:26. "Nor was another city to be built (says the Talmudists), which was to be called by the name of Jericho: nor was Jericho itself to be built, although to be called by another name." And yet I know not by what chance this city crept out of dust and rubbish, lived again, and flourished, and became the second city to Jerusalem.
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
Deuteronomy 7:24
He will give their kings into your hand, and you will wipe out their names from under heaven. No one will be able to stand up against you; you will destroy them.

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

Joshua 6:3
March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days.

Joshua 8:1
Then the LORD said to Joshua, "Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Take the whole army with you, and go up and attack Ai. For I have delivered into your hands the king of Ai, his people, his city and his land.

Joshua 12:9
the king of Jericho one the king of Ai (near Bethel) one

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