Joshua 6:3
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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;

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Clarke'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

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Joshua 6:7,14 And he said to the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let him that is armed pass on before the ark of the LORD...

Numbers 14:9 Only rebel not you against the LORD, neither fear you the people of the land; for they are bread for us...

1 Corinthians 1:21-25 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God...

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

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

Joshua 6:4
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.

Joshua 6:11
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.

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