Joshua 6:2

2 Then the LORD said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men.

Joshua 6:2 in Other Translations

KJV
2 And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty men of valour.
ESV
2 And the LORD said to Joshua, "See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and mighty men of valor.
NLT
2 But the LORD said to Joshua, “I have given you Jericho, its king, and all its strong warriors.
MSG
2 God spoke to Joshua, "Look sharp now. I've already given Jericho to you, along with its king and its crack troops.
CSB
2 The Lord said to Joshua, "Look, I have handed Jericho, its king, and its fighting men over to you.

Joshua 6:2 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 6:2

And the Lord said unto Joshua
The same divine Person called in the preceding chapter the Captain of the Lord's host, ( Joshua 5:14 ) , now with him, and who gave him the following orders, instructions, and assurances:

see, I have given into thy hand Jericho, and the king thereof:
which might be concluded from the fear that was fallen upon the inhabitants of the city and their king, and from their shutting themselves up so closely, not daring to come out against Israel: and especially from this declaration and promise of the Lord; and which should be done in such a manner, as that it would clearly appear to be of the Lord, and not men:

[and] the mighty men of valour;
the military men, the soldiers, or army that were under the command of the king of Jericho; or, as Kimchi reads it, "though" mighty men, yet they should not be able to defend the city, or hinder its falling into their hands; for what were they to the mighty God of Israel?

Joshua 6:2 In-Context

1 Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in.
2 Then the LORD said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men.
3 March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days.
4 Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams’ horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets.
5 When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in.”

Cross References 1

  • 1. ver 16; Deuteronomy 7:24; Joshua 2:9,24; Joshua 8:1