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Joshua 6:7

    Joshua 6:7 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And he said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let him that is armed pass on before the ark of the LORD.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    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.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And they said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let the armed men pass on before the ark of Jehovah.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And he said to the people, Go forward, circling the town, and let the armed men go before the ark of the Lord.

    Webster's Revision

    And they said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let the armed men pass on before the ark of Jehovah.

    World English Bible

    They said to the people, "Advance! March around the city, and let the armed men pass on before Yahweh's ark."

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And they said unto the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let the armed men pass on before the ark of the LORD.

    Definitions for Joshua 6:7

    Ark - Box; chest.
    Compass - To surround; encircle.
    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Barnes' Notes on Joshua 6:7

    He said - The reading in the Hebrew text is "they said." Joshua no doubt issued his orders through the "officers of the people" (compare Joshua 1:10).

    Him that is armed - i. e. the warriors generally, not a division only. "The rereward" Joshua 6:9 was merely a detachment, and not a substantial portiere of the host; and was told off, perhaps, from the tribe of Dan (compare the marginal reference) to close the procession and guard the ark from behind. Thus the order would be

    (1) the warriors,

    (2) the seven priests blowing the cornets,

    (3) the ark,

    (4) the rear-guard.