Jericho is shut up.
Joshua 6:1 Now, Jericho, was shut up and barred because of the sons of Israel,none came out and none went in.
God instructeth Joshua how to besiege it.
Joshua 6:2 Then said Yahweh unto Joshua, See, I have delivered, into thy hand, Jericho and her king,the mighty men of valour. Joshua 6:3 So then ye shall compass the city all ye men of war, going round the city, once,thus, shall thou do six days. Joshua 6:4 And, seven priests, shall bear the seven rams' horns before the ark, and, on the seventh day, shall ye compass the city seven times,and, the priests, shall blow with the horns. Joshua 6:5 And it shall come to pass, when the ram's horn soundeth, when ye hear the sound of the horn, that all the people shall shout with a great shout,and then shall the wall of the city fall down under it, and the people shall go up, every man straight before him.
Joshua 6:6 Then called Joshua son of Nun unto the priests, and said unto them, Bear ye the ark of the covenant,and let, seven priest, bear seven rams horns, before the ark of Yahweh. Joshua 6:7 Then said he unto the people, Pass on and compass the city,and let, the armed host, pass on before the ark of Yahweh.
Joshua 6:8 And it was so, when Joshua had spoken unto the people, that, the seven priests who were bearing the seven rams' horns before Yahweh, passed on and blew with the horns,the ark of the covenant of Yahweh also coming after them.
Joshua 6:9 And, the armed host, went on before the priests who blew with the horns,and, the rear-guard, came after the ark, going on and blowing with the horns. Joshua 6:10 Now, unto the people, had Joshua given command, sayingYe shall not shout nor let your voice be heard, neither shall there go out of your mouth, a word,until the day when I say unto you Shout! then shall ye shout.
The city is compassed.
Joshua 6:11 So he caused the ark of Yahweh to compass the city, going round once,and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.
Joshua 6:12 And Joshua rose early in the morning,and the priests bare the ark of Yahweh; Joshua 6:13 and, the seven priests who bare the seven rams' horns before the ark of Yahweh, went on and on, and blew with the horns,with, the armed host going on before them, and, the rear-guard, coming after the ark of Yahweh, going on and blowing with the horns. Joshua 6:14 So they compassed the city on the second day once, and returned into the camp,thus, did they, six days. Joshua 6:15 And it came to pass, on the seventh day, that they rose early at the uprisings of the dawn, and compassed the city after this manner, seven times,only on that day they compassed the city seven times. Joshua 6:16 And it came to pass, at the seventh timewhen the priests blew with the horns, then did Joshua say unto the peopleShout, for Yahweh hath delivered unto you the city.
It must be cursed.
Joshua 6:17 And it shall be, that, as for the city, devoted, shall it be and all that is therein unto Yahweh,nevertheless, Rahab the harlot, shall live, she and all who are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers whom we sent. Joshua 6:18 But, in any wise, do, ye, beware of what is devoted, lest ye should covet, and then take of what is devoted,and so cause the camp of Israel to be devoted, and bring trouble upon it. Joshua 6:19 But, as for all silver and gold and vessels of bronze and iron, hallowed, it is to Yahweh,unto the treasury of Yahweh, shall it come.
The walls fall down.
Joshua 6:20 So the people shouted, when the horns were blown,yea it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the horn, that the people shouted with a great shout, and the wall fell down under it, and the people went up into the city every man straight before him, and so they captured the city. Joshua 6:21 And they devoted all that were in the city, both man and woman, both young and old,and ox and sheep and ass, with the edge of the sword.
Rahab is saved.
Joshua 6:22 But, unto the two men who spied out the land, Joshua said, Go into the house of the woman, the harlot,and bring out thence the woman and all that she hath, as ye aware unto her. Joshua 6:23 So the young men the spies went in and brought out Rahab and her father and her mother and her brethren and all that she had, yea, all her kindred, brought they out,and set them outside the camp of Israel. Joshua 6:24 But, the city, burned they with fire, and all that was therein,save only, the silver and the gold and the vessels of bronze and of iron, put they into the treasury of the house of Yahweh. Joshua 6:25 And, Rahab the harlot and the household of her father and all that she had, did Joshua save alive, so she hath dwelt in the midst of Israel until this day,because she hid the messengers whom Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.
The builder of Jericho is cursed.
Joshua 6:26 And Joshua imposed an oath at that time, saying,Cursed be the man before Yahweh who shall raise up and build this cityJericho, At the price of his firstborn, shall he lay its foundation, and, at the price of his youngest, shall he set up its doors. Joshua 6:27 And so it was that Yahweh was with Joshua,and his fame was in all the land.