Joshua 6:1

1 Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in.

Read Joshua 6:1 Using Other Translations

Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.
Now Jericho was shut up inside and outside because of the people of Israel. None went out, and none came in.
Now the gates of Jericho were tightly shut because the people were afraid of the Israelites. No one was allowed to go out or in.

What does Joshua 6:1 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Joshua 6:1

Now Jericho was straitly shut up, because of the children of
Israel
Or "it shut up", or "was shutting, and was shut up" F21; that is, the king and the inhabitants shut it up within; the Targum says with iron doors, and bars of brass, and it was blocked up without by the children of Israel:

none went out and none came in;
none of their forces went out to make a sally on the Israelites, or to seek to make peace with them; nor any of their neighbours went in to them, to carry them any provision, or to assist them, or to be sheltered by them, not being able to do it because of the camp of Israel.


FOOTNOTES:

F21 (trgomw trgo) "claudens et clausa", Montanus, Vatablus.
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