Joshua 6

1 Now Yericho was tightly shut up because of the children of Yisra'el: none went out, and none came in.
2 The LORD said to Yehoshua, Behold, I have given into your hand Yericho, and the king of it, and the mighty men of valor.
3 You shall compass the city, all the men of war, going about the city once. Thus shall you do six days.
4 Seven Kohanim shall bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark: and the seventh day you shall compass the city seven times, and the Kohanim shall blow the trumpets.
5 It shall be that when they make a long blast with the ram's horn, and when you hear the sound of the shofar, all the people shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall fall down flat, and the people shall go up every man straight before him.
6 Yehoshua the son of Nun called the Kohanim, and said to them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let seven Kohanim bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD.
7 They said to the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let the armed men pass on before the ark of the LORD.
8 It was so, that when Yehoshua had spoken to the people, the seven Kohanim bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns before the LORD passed on, and blew the trumpets: and the ark of the covenant of the LORD followed them.
9 The armed men went before the Kohanim who blew the trumpets, and the rearward went after the ark, [the Kohanim] blowing the trumpets as they went.
10 Yehoshua commanded the people, saying, You shall not shout, nor let your voice be heard, neither shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I bid you shout; then shall you shout.
11 So he caused the ark of the LORD to compass the city, going about it once: and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.
12 Yehoshua rose early in the morning, and the Kohanim took up the ark of the LORD.
13 The seven Kohanim bearing the seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark of the LORD went on continually, and blew the trumpets: and the armed men went before them; and the rearward came after the ark of the LORD, [the Kohanim] blowing the trumpets as they went.
14 The second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so they did six days.
15 It happened on the seventh day, that they rose early at the dawning of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner seven times: only on the day they compassed the city seven times.
16 It happened at the seventh time, when the Kohanim blew the trumpets, Yehoshua said to the people, Shout; for the LORD has given you the city.
17 The city shall be devoted, even it and all that is therein, to the LORD: only Rachav the prostitute shall live, she and all who are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent.
18 But as for you, only keep yourselves from the devoted thing, lest when you have devoted it, you take of the devoted thing; so would you make the camp of Yisra'el accursed, and trouble it.
19 But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are holy to the LORD: they shall come into the treasury of the LORD.
20 So the people shouted, and [the Kohanim] blew the trumpets; and it happened, when the people heard the sound of the shofar, that the people shouted with a great shout, and the wall fell down flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.
21 They utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, both young and old, and ox, and sheep, and donkey, with the edge of the sword.
22 Yehoshua said to the two men who had spied out the land, Go into the prostitute's house, and bring out there the woman, and all that she has, as you swore to her.
23 The young men the spies went in, and brought out Rachav, and her father, and her mother, and her brothers, and all that she had; all her relatives also they brought out; and they set them outside of the camp of Yisra'el.
24 They burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein; only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the LORD.
25 But Rachav the prostitute, and her father's household, and all that she had, did Yehoshua save alive; and she lived in the midst of Yisra'el to this day, because she hid the messengers, whom Yehoshua sent to spy out Yericho.
26 Yehoshua charged them with an oath at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the LORD, that rises up and builds this city Yericho: with the loss of his firstborn shall he lay the foundation of it, and with the loss of his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.
27 So the LORD was with Yehoshua; and his fame was in all the land.
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