The Wall of Jericho - Joshua 6

Joshua 6:1 Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the  children of Israel: none went out, and none came in. 

Joshua 6:2  And the LORD said unto Joshua, See, I have given into  thine hand Jericho, and the king thereof, and the mighty  men of valour. 

Joshua 6:3 And ye shall compass the city, all ye  men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt  thou do six days. 

Joshua 6:4 And seven priests shall bear before  the ark seven trumpets of rams horns: and the seventh day  ye shall compass the city seven times, and the priests shall  blow with the trumpets. 

Joshua 6:5 And it shall come to pass,  that when they make a long blast with the ram’s horn,  and when ye hear the sound of the trumpet, all the people  shall shout with a great shout; and the wall of the city shall  fall down flat, and the people shall ascend up every man  straight before him.  

Joshua 6:6 And Joshua the son of Nun called the priests, and  said unto them, Take up the ark of the covenant, and let  seven priests bear seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the  ark of the LORD. 

Joshua 6:7 And he said unto the people, Pass  on, and compass the city, and let him that is armed pass on  before the ark of the LORD.   

Joshua 6:8 And it came to pass, when Joshua had spoken unto  the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets  of rams’ horns passed on before the LORD, and blew with  the trumpets: and the ark of the covenant of the LORD  followed them.  

Joshua 6:9 And the armed men went before the priests that  blew with the trumpets, and the rereward came after the ark,  the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.  

Joshua 6:10 And Joshua had commanded the people, saying, Ye  shall not shout, nor make any noise with your voice, neither  shall any word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I  bid you shout; then shall ye shout. 


Joshua 6:11 So the ark of the  LORD compassed the city, going about it once: and they  came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.  

Joshua 6:12 And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the  priests took up the ark of the LORD. 

Joshua 6:13 And seven  priests bearing seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the ark  of the LORD went on continually, and blew with the  trumpets: and the armed men went before them; but the  rereward came after the ark of the LORD, the priests  going on, and blowing with the trumpets. 

Joshua 6:14 And the  second day they compassed the city once, and returned into  the camp: so they did six days. 

Joshua 6:15 And it came to pass  on the seventh day, that they rose early about the dawning  of the day, and compassed the city after the same manner  seven times: only on that day they compassed the city seven  times. 

Joshua 6:16 And it came to pass at the seventh time, when  the priests blew with the trumpets, Joshua said unto the  people, Shout; for the LORD hath given you the city.  

Joshua 6:17 And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all  that are therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall  live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she  hid the messengers that we sent. 

Joshua 6:18 And ye, in any wise  keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest ye make  yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing,  and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it. 

Joshua 6:19  But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron,  are consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the  treasury of the LORD. 

Joshua 6:20 So the people shouted when  the priests blew with the trumpets: and it came to pass,  when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the  people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down  flat, so that the people went up into the city, every man  straight before him, and they took the city. 

Joshua 6:21 And they  utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and  woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and ass, with the  edge of the sword. 

Joshua 6:22 But Joshua had said unto the two  men that had spied out the country, Go into the harlot’s  house, and bring out thence the woman, and all that she  hath, as ye sware unto her. 

Joshua 6:23 And the young men that  were spies went in, and brought Rahab, and her father, and  her mother, and her brethren, and all that she had; and they  brought out all her kindred, and left them without the camp  of Israel. 

Joshua 6:24 And 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. 

Joshua 6:25 And Joshua saved Rahab the  harlot alive, and her father’s household, and all that she had;  and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day; because she  hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.    

Joshua 6:26 And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying,  Cursed be the man before the LORD, that riseth up and  buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof  in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the  gates of it. 

Joshua 6:27 So the LORD was with Joshua; and his  fame was noised throughout all the country.  KJV