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Joshua 6:9

    Joshua 6:9 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets, and the rereward came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets, and the rear guard came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And the armed men went before the priests that blew the trumpets, and the rearward went after the ark, the priests blowing the trumpets as they went.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the armed men went before the priests who were blowing the horns, and the mass of the people went after the ark, blowing their horns.

    Webster's Revision

    And the armed men went before the priests that blew the trumpets, and the rearward went after the ark, the priests blowing the trumpets as they went.

    World English Bible

    The armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets, and the ark went after them. The trumpets sounded as they went.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And the armed men went before the priests that blew the trumpets, and the rearward went after the ark, the priests blowing with the trumpets as they went.

    Definitions for Joshua 6:9

    Ark - Box; chest.
    Rereward - Towards the rear; rear guard.

    Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 6:9

    The rereward came after the ark - The word מאסף measseph, from אסף asaph, to collect or gather up, may signify either the rereward, as our translation understands it, or the people who carried the baggage of the army; for on the seventh day this was necessary, as much fighting might be naturally expected in the assault, and they would need a supply of arms, darts, etc., as well as conveniences for those who might happen to be wounded: or the persons here intended might be such as carried the sacred articles belonging to the ark, or merely such people as might follow in the procession, without observing any particular order. The Jews think the division of Dan is meant, which always brought up the rear. See Numbers 10:25.

    Wesley's Notes on Joshua 6:9

    6:9 The rereward - Which being opposed to the armed men, may seem to note the unarmed people, who were desirous to be spectators of this wonderful work.