Joshua 6:21

“And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And they vtterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, yong and old, and oxe, and sheepe, and asse, with the edge of the sword.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

They utterly destroyed everything in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox and sheep and donkey, with the edge of the sword.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, both young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And they put everything in the town to the curse; men and women, young and old, ox and sheep and ass, they put to death without mercy.
- Basic English Bible

And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city; both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.
- Darby Bible

And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.
- Webster's Bible

They utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, both young and old, and ox, and sheep, and donkey, with the edge of the sword.
- World English Bible

and they devote all that [is] in the city, from man even unto woman, from young even unto aged, even unto ox, and sheep, and ass, by the mouth of the sword.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, both young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the edge of the sword.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 6:21


6:21 Young and old - Being commanded to do so by the sovereign Lord of every man's life; and being informed by God before that the Canaanites were abominably wicked, and deserved the severest punishments. As for the infants, they were guilty of original sin, and otherwise at the disposal of their creator; but if they had been wholly innocent, it was a great favour to them to take them away in infancy, rather than reserve them to those dreadful calamities which those who survived them were liable to.


Discussion for Joshua 6

  • Lu2677
    Hi Irene, what is a "New Testament type of sin?" Thanks
  • Irene
    Joshua cursed Jericho because God told him to. the Israelites were not to rebuild it and live there; God wanted it destroyed because they were an idol worshipping people and would have drawn God's people into their idol worship - yet again. They were a New Testament type of sin - as was Egypt in Moses' day.
  • Jane
    Why did Joshua curse whoever will rise to build Jericho? I thought Isreal was to occupy the land
  • Michael white
    God is showing us how powerful He is and He is the one in control and the whole world should take the right path love and not war
  • Maria
    Joshua work ethic and principles were exceptional. He was disciplined, precise, orderly, organized, thorough, time conscious, firm, honest, truthful and non-partisan. I pray for more of that grace in my life and that of those I am responsible for.
  • Dr. Ayo
    Thank God for Jesus our lord and saviour

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