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

  • Irene123
    V. 1 is hilarious: even before the Israelites got to Jericho it was 'shut up'; God had 'em defeated before the 'battle' had even begun.
  • Irene123
    To LU2677 - quote: :A N.T. type of sin: unquote, is what the whole O.T. is about, along with Rahab being 'saved' from Jericho is a N.T. type of salvation from the O.T.; the O.T. was a 'shadow' of Jesus' new covenant. Everything in the O.T. pointed to the N.T.
  • Evangelist Joseph Adeoye
    In my own opinion Joshua 6 and the wall of Jericho can be taken to be a person that knows Jesus is truly the son of God and the saviour but he refuses to allow Jesus Christ to take control and take dominion until he was one day meet up with the fire of holy spirit and the harden wall in the person, is brought down flat angels in heaven are happy.
  • 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

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