New International Version
March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days.
King James Bible
And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.
Darby Bible Translation
And ye shall go round the city, all the men of war, encompassing the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.
World English Bible
All your men of war shall march around the city, going around the city once. You shall do this six days.
Young's Literal Translation
and ye have compassed the city -- all the men of battle -- going round the city once; thus thou dost six days;
Joshua 6:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Ye shall compass the city - In what order the people marched round the city does not exactly appear from the text. Some think they observed the same order as in their ordinary marches in the desert; (see the note on Numbers 10:14, and see the plans, Numbers 2:2 (note)); others think that the soldiers marched first, then the priests who blew the trumpets, then those who carried the ark, and lastly the people.
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
Then the LORD said to Joshua, "See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men.
Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams' horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets.
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.
2 Chronicles 4:3
Below the rim, figures of bulls encircled it--ten to a cubit. The bulls were cast in two rows in one piece with the Sea.
Jump to PreviousArmed Circle Circling City Compass Compassed Encompassing March Once Round Six War
Jump to NextArmed Circle Circling City Compass Compassed Encompassing March Once Round Six War
LinksJoshua 6:3 NIV
Joshua 6:3 NLT
Joshua 6:3 ESV
Joshua 6:3 NASB
Joshua 6:3 KJV
Joshua 6:3 Bible Apps
Joshua 6:3 Biblia Paralela
Joshua 6:3 Chinese Bible
Joshua 6:3 French Bible
Joshua 6:3 German Bible
Joshua 6:3 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.