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Joshua 6:3

    Joshua 6:3 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And you shall compass the city, all you men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shall you do six days.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And ye shall compass the city, all the men of war, going about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Now let all your fighting-men make a circle round the town, going all round it once. Do this for six days.

    Webster's Revision

    And ye shall compass the city, all the men of war, going about 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.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And ye shall compass the city, all the men of war, going about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.

    Definitions for Joshua 6:3

    Compass - To surround; encircle.

    Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 6:3

    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.

    Barnes' Notes on Joshua 6:3

    The command of the Lord as to the mode in which the fall of Jericho should be brought about is given in these verses in a condensed form. Further details (see Joshua 6:8-10, Joshua 6:16-17, etc.), were, no doubt, among the commands given to Joshua by the Angel.