Joshua 6:8

8 After Joshua had spoken to the people, seven priests carrying seven trumpets before the Lord moved forward and blew the trumpets; the ark of the Lord's covenant followed them.

Joshua 6:8 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 6:8

And it came to pass, when Joshua had spoken to the people
Both armed and unarmed; had finished the orders and directions he gave them before mentioned:

that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns
passed on before the Lord;
in his sight, and by his direction, and at his command given by Joshua, and before the ark, the symbol of his presence:

and blew with the trumpets;
a short blast as they went along; this they did on each of the six days:

and the ark of the covenant of the Lord followed them;
being borne by priests, ( Joshua 6:6 ) .

Joshua 6:8 In-Context

6 So Joshua son of Nun summoned the priests and said to them, "Take up the ark of the covenant and have seven priests carry seven trumpets in front of the ark of the Lord."
7 He said to the people, "Move forward, march around the city, and have the armed troops go ahead of the ark of the Lord."
8 After Joshua had spoken to the people, seven priests carrying seven trumpets before the Lord moved forward and blew the trumpets; the ark of the Lord's covenant followed them.
9 While the trumpets were blowing, the armed troops went in front of the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard went behind the ark.
10 But Joshua had commanded the people: "Do not shout or let your voice be heard. Don't let one word come out of your mouth until the time I say, 'Shout!' Then you are to shout."