Joshua 6:21

Overview - Joshua 6
Jericho is shut up.
God instructs Joshua how to beseige it.
12 The city is compassed.
17 It must be accursed.
20 The walls fall down.
22 Rahab is saved.
26 The builder of Jericho is cursed.
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Joshua 6:21  (King James Version)
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.

And they
The Canaanites were ripe for destruction; and God was pleased, instead of destroying them by a pestilence, a famine, or an earthquake, to employ the Israelites as the executioners of his vengeance. Had an angel been commissioned to slay them, who would have charged him with iniquity or cruelty? In all public calamities infants are involved; and tens of thousands of infants die in great agony every year. Now, either God is not the agent in these calamities, (which opinion, though often implied in men's reasonings on these subjects, is not far from atheism;) or they must consist with the most perfect justice and goodness.

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1 Samuel 15:3 1 Samuel 15:8 1 Samuel 15:18 1 Samuel 15:19 ; 1 Kings 20:42 ; Psalms 137:8 Psalms 137:9 ; Jeremiah 48:18 ; Revelation 18:21