Joshua 6:3
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English Standard Version
You shall march around the city, all the men of war going around the city once. Thus shall you do for six days.

King James Bible
And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.

American Standard Version
And ye shall compass the city, all the men of war, going about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Go round about the city, all ye fighting men, once a day: so shall ye do for six days.

English Revised Version
And ye shall compass the city, all the men of war, going about the city once. Thus shalt thou do six days.

Webster's Bible Translation
And ye shall compass the city, all ye men of war, and go round the city once: thus shalt thou do six days.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The Passover at Gilgal. - When the whole nation had been received again into covenant with the Lord by circumcision, they kept the passover, which had no doubt been suspended from the time that they left Sinai (Numbers 9:1.), on the 14th of the month (Nisan), in the evening (according to the law in Exodus 12:6, Exodus 12:18; Leviticus 23:5; Numbers 28:16; Deuteronomy 16:6). The next day, i.e., on the 16th, or the day after the first feast-day, they ate unleavened loaves and parched corn ("roasted grains," see at Leviticus 2:14) of the produce of the land (עבוּר,

(Note: Rendered "old corn" in the Eng. version.)

which only occurs in Joshua 5:11 and Joshua 5:12, is synonymous with תּבוּאה

(Note: Rendered fruit in our version.)

in Joshua 5:12), i.e., corn that had grown in the land of Canaan, as the manna entirely ceased from this day forwards. "The morrow after the passover" is used in Numbers 33:3 for the 15th Nisan; but here it must be understood as signifying the 16th, as the produce of the land, of which they ate not only on that day, but, according to Joshua 5:12, throughout that year, cannot mean the corn of the previous year, but the produce of this same year, i.e., the new corn, and they were not allowed to eat any of that till it had been sanctified to the Lord by the presentation of the wave sheaf on the second day of the passover (Leviticus 23:11). According to Leviticus 23:11, the presentation was to take place on the day after the Sabbath, i.e., the first day of the feast of Mazzoth, which was kept as a Sabbath, or the 16th of Nisan, as the seven days' feast of Mazzoth commenced on the 15th (Leviticus 23:6; Numbers 28:17). "On the morrow after the passover" is the same as "on the morrow after the Sabbath" in Leviticus 23:11, the term passover being used here not in its original and more restricted sense, in which it applies exclusively to the observance of the paschal meal, which took place on the evening of the 14th, and is expressly distinguished from the seven days' feast of Mazzoth (Exodus 12:23, Exodus 12:27; Leviticus 23:5; Numbers 28:16), but in the broader sense, which we have already met with in Deuteronomy 16:2, in which the name was gradually extended to the whole of the seven days' feast. The writer assumed that the facts themselves were already well known from the Mosaic law, and therefore did not think it necessary to give any fuller explanation. Moreover, the words, "they did eat of the fruit of the land," etc., are not to be understood as signifying that they began to eat unleavened bread for the first time on the 16th Nisan (they had already eaten is as an accompaniment to the paschal lamb); but unleavened bread of the produce of the land, the green corn of that year, was what they ate for the first time on that day. Especial prominence is given to this by the words, "in the self-same day," because not only did the eating of the new corn commence on that day, but from that day forward "the children of Israel had manna no more." This statement is evidently related to Exodus 16:35, and must be understood, according to that passage, as merely signifying, that on that day the gift of the manna entirely ceased (see Pentateuch, pp. 366ff.).

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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Joshua 6:7,14 And he said to the people, Pass on, and compass the city, and let him that is armed pass on before the ark of the LORD...

Numbers 14:9 Only rebel not you against the LORD, neither fear you the people of the land; for they are bread for us...

1 Corinthians 1:21-25 For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God...

2 Corinthians 4:7 But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

Cross References
Joshua 6:2
And the LORD said to Joshua, "See, I have given Jericho into your hand, with its king and mighty men of valor.

Joshua 6:4
Seven priests shall bear seven trumpets of rams' horns before the ark. On the seventh day you shall march around the city seven times, and the priests shall blow the trumpets.

Joshua 6:11
So he caused the ark of the LORD to circle the city, going about it once. And they came into the camp and spent the night in the camp.

2 Chronicles 4:3
Under it were figures of gourds, for ten cubits, compassing the sea all around. The gourds were in two rows, cast with it when it was cast.

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