Joshua 6:8

8 After Joshua spoke to the people, the seven priests with the rams’ horns started marching in the presence of the LORD, blowing the horns as they marched. And the Ark of the LORD ’s Covenant followed behind 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 called together the priests and said, “Take up the Ark of the LORD ’s Covenant, and assign seven priests to walk in front of it, each carrying a ram’s horn.”
7 Then he gave orders to the people: “March around the town, and the armed men will lead the way in front of the Ark of the LORD .”
8 After Joshua spoke to the people, the seven priests with the rams’ horns started marching in the presence of the LORD, blowing the horns as they marched. And the Ark of the LORD ’s Covenant followed behind them.
9 Some of the armed men marched in front of the priests with the horns and some behind the Ark, with the priests continually blowing the horns.
10 “Do not shout; do not even talk,” Joshua commanded. “Not a single word from any of you until I tell you to shout. Then shout!”