Joshua 6:3

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And ye shall compasse the city, all yee men of warre, and goe round about the city once: thus shalt thou doe sixe dayes.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"You shall march around the city, all the men of war circling the city once. You shall do so for six days.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And ye shall compass the city, all the men of war, going about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.
- American Standard Version (1901)

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

And ye shall go round the city, all the men of war, encompassing the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.
- Darby Bible

And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round the city once: thus shalt thou do six days.
- Webster's Bible

All your men of war shall march around the city, going around the city once. You shall do this six days.
- World English Bible

and ye have compassed the city -- all the men of battle -- going round the city once; thus thou dost six days;
- Youngs Literal Bible

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 6:3


6:3 Round about the city once - At a convenient distance, out of the reach of their arrows. Six days - Every day once. This and the following course might seem ridiculous and absurd, and is therefore prescribed by God, that they might learn to take new measures of things, and to expect success not from their own valour, or skill, but merely from God's appointment and blessing; and in general, not to judge of any of God's institutions by mere carnal reason, to which divers of their ceremonies would seem no less foolish than this action.


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