Joshua 6 ©
Jericho is shut up. God instructeth Joshua how to carry on the siege. Joshua directeth the priests with the ark followed by the people to compass the city. It is compassed six days; and on the seventh day it is compassed seven times. The city is accursed. At the people's shout the walls fall down, and the city is utterly destroyed. Rahab is saved. The man that buildeth Jericho again is laid under a curse.
And it shall come to pass, that gwhen they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, hall the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down 2flat, and the people shall ascend up every man straight before him.
¶And it came to pass, when Joshua had spoken unto the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns passed on kbefore the LORD, and blew with the trumpets: and the ark of the covenant of the LORD followed them.
¶And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets, and the 3*rereward came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.
So the ark of the LORD *compassed the city, going about it once: and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.
And seven priests bearing seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD went oon continually, and blew with the trumpets: and the armed men went before them; but the *rereward came after the ark of the LORD, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.
And the second day they *compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so they did six days.
And pit came to pass on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning of the day, and *compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on that day they compassed the city seven times.
And ye, sin any wise keep yourselves from the 6accursed thing, lest ye tmake yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel 7a curse, and utrouble it.
But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are 8consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the treasury of the LORD.
So the people shouted when the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that vthe wall fell down 9flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.
And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein: only athe silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD.
¶And Joshua cadjured them at that time, saying, dCursed be the man before the LORD, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.