Joshua 6:2-21

Thomson(i) 2 Then the Lord said to Joshua, Behold, I deliver into thy hand, Jericho, and the king thereof, who is in it, and the mighty men of valour. 3 Therefore array thou the warriors around it. 4 And when you blow the trumpets, 5 let all the people at the same time shout; and upon their shouting, the walls of the city will fall of their own accord; and all the people shall enter, every one straight forward into the city. 6 Thereupon Joshua son of Nave went to the priests, 7 and spoke to them, saying, Order the people to march round, and encompass the city, and let the warriors march armed before the Lord; 8 and let the seven priests, who have the seven holy trumpets, march also before the Lord, and blow a long blast. And let the ark of the covenant of the Lord accompany them. 9 Let the warriors march before, and the priests follow in the rear, after the ark of the covenant of the Lord, blowing the trumpets. 10 Then Joshua gave a charge to the people, saying, Shout not, nor let any one hear your voice, till the day when He shall command you to shout. Then you shall shout. 11 So when the ark of the covenant had gone round, it straightway returned to the camp, and lodged there. 12 And on the second day Joshua arose, early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the covenant of the Lord, 13 and the seven priests with the seven trumpets, marched on before the Lord and after them came the warriors, and all the rest of the multitude followed the ark of the covenant of the Lord. And the priests sounded the trumpets; 14 and all the multitude compassed the city six times, very near, and returned again to the camp. Thus they did six days. 15 But on the seventh day; they arose very early, and went round the city that day seven times. 16 And, at the seventh round, the priests sounded the trumpets, and Joshua said to the Israelites, Shout, for the Lord hath delivered up the city to you. 17 And this city shall be an Anathema. It, and all that are in it, shall be devoted to the Lord of Sabaoth; save Rahab the harlot. Her you shall save alive, and all that are in her house. 18 But be you very careful to abstain from the Anathema, lest peradventure you through covetousness, take something of what is devoted, and make the camp of the Israelites an Anathema, and destroy us. 19 All the silver, and the gold, and the brass, and the iron, shall be consecrated to the Lord, and carried to the Lord's treasury. 20 Then the priests sounded the trumpets; and when the people heard the trumpets, all the people together uttered a great, loud, and continued shout, whereupon the whole wall round about fell, and all the people went up into the city. 21 Now when Joshua devoted it, and all that were in it, men and women, young and old, ox and ass, to the edge of the sword,