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Joshua 6:1

    Joshua 6:1 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Now Jericho was straightly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    (Now Jericho was all shut up because of the children of Israel: there was no going out or coming in.)

    Webster's Revision

    Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.

    World English Bible

    Now Jericho was tightly shut up because of the children of Israel. No one went out, and no one came in.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    (NOW Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.)

    Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 6:1

    Now Jericho was straitly shut up - The king of Jericho, finding that the spies had escaped, though the city was always kept shut by night, took the most proper precaution to prevent every thing of the kind in future, by keeping the city shut both day and night, having, no doubt, laid in a sufficiency of provisions to stand a siege, being determined to defend himself to the uttermost.

    Barnes' Notes on Joshua 6:1

    This verse is strictly parenthetical. It is inserted to explain the declaration commenced Joshua 5:14, and interrupted by Joshua's question and obeisance Joshua 5:14-15, but resumed in Joshua 6:2.

    Straitly shut up - See the margin, i. e., not only shut, but barred and bolted.