Now Jericho1 was tightly shut up because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in.
Then the LORD said to Joshua, "See, I have delivered2 Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men.
March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days.
Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams' horns3 in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets.45
When you hear them sound a long blast5 on the trumpets, have all the people give a loud shout;6 then the wall of the city will collapse and the people will go up, every man straight in."
So Joshua son of Nun called the priests and said to them, "Take up the ark of the covenant of the LORD and have seven priests carry trumpets in front of it."77
And he ordered the people, "Advance8! March around the city, with the armed guard going ahead of the ark9 of the LORD."