Joshua 6:9
New International Version
The armed guard marched ahead of the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard followed the ark. All this time the trumpets were sounding.

New Living Translation
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.

English Standard Version
The armed men were walking before the priests who were blowing the trumpets, and the rear guard was walking after the ark, while the trumpets blew continually.

Berean Study Bible
While the horns continued to sound, the armed troops marched ahead of the priests who blew the horns, and the rear guard followed the ark.

King James Bible
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.

New King James Version
The armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard came after the ark, while the priests continued blowing the trumpets.

New American Standard Bible
And the armed men went ahead of the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard came after the ark, while they continued to blow the trumpets.

NASB 1995
The armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard came after the ark, while they continued to blow the trumpets.

NASB 1977
And the armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard came after the ark, while they continued to blow the trumpets.

Amplified Bible
The armed men went in front of the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard came after the ark, while the priests continued to blow the trumpets.

Christian Standard Bible
While the ram’s horns were blowing, the armed men went in front of the priests who blew the ram’s horns, and the rear guard went behind the ark.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
While the trumpets were blowing, the armed troops went in front of the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard went behind the ark.

American Standard Version
And the armed men went before the priests that blew the trumpets, and the rearward went after the ark, the priests blowing the trumpets as they went.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And those who were armed were going before the Priests who were sounding with the trumpets, and those who were assembled were going after the ark and they were walking and sounding on the trumpets

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And let the men of war proceed before, and the priests bringing up the rear behind the ark of the covenant of the Lord proceed sounding the trumpets.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all the armed men went before, the rest of the common people followed the ark, and the sound of the trumpets was heard on all sides.

English Revised Version
And the armed men went before the priests that blew the trumpets, and the rearward went after the ark, the priests blowing with the trumpets as they went.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The armed men went ahead of the priests, who blew their horns. The rear guard followed the ark while the priests continued to blow their horns.

International Standard Version
Armed men preceded the priests who were blowing the trumpets, and a rear guard followed the ark, while the trumpets continued to blow.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the armed men went before the priests that blew the horns, and the rearward went after the ark, [the priests] blowing with the horns continually.

Literal Standard Version
and he who is armed is going before the priests blowing the horns, and he who is gathering up is going after the Ark, going on and blowing with the horns;

NET Bible
Armed troops marched ahead of the priests blowing the horns, while the rear guard followed along behind the ark blowing rams' horns.

New Heart English Bible
The armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets, and the ark went after them. The trumpets sounded as they went.

World English Bible
The armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets, and the ark went after them. The trumpets sounded as they went.

Young's Literal Translation
and he who is armed is going before the priests blowing the trumpets, and he who is gathering up is going after the ark, going on and blowing with the trumpets;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Walls of Jericho
8After Joshua had spoken to the people, seven priests carrying seven rams’ horns before the LORD advanced and blew the horns, and the ark of the covenant of the LORD followed them. 9While the horns continued to sound, the armed troops marched ahead of the priests who blew the horns, and the rear guard followed the ark. 10But Joshua had commanded the people: “Do not give a battle cry or let your voice be heard; do not let one word come out of your mouth until the day I tell you to shout. Then you are to shout!”…

Cross References
Numbers 10:25
Finally, the divisions of the camp of Dan set out under their standard, serving as the rear guard for all units, with Ahiezer son of Ammishaddai in command.

Joshua 6:8
After Joshua had spoken to the people, seven priests carrying seven rams' horns before the LORD advanced and blew the horns, and the ark of the covenant of the LORD followed them.

Joshua 6:10
But Joshua had commanded the people: "Do not give a battle cry or let your voice be heard; do not let one word come out of your mouth until the day I tell you to shout. Then you are to shout!"

Joshua 6:13
And the seven priests carrying seven rams' horns kept marching ahead of the ark of the LORD and blowing the horns. The armed troops went in front of them and the rear guard followed the ark of the LORD, while the horns kept sounding.

Isaiah 52:12
For you will not leave in a hurry nor flee in haste, for the LORD goes before you, and the God of Israel is your rear guard.


Treasury of Scripture

And the armed men went before the priests that blew with the trumpets, and the rear guard came after the ark, the priests going on, and blowing with the trumpets.

and the rereward [heb] gathering

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.

Numbers 10:25
And the standard of the camp of the children of Dan set forward, which was the rereward of all the camps throughout their hosts: and over his host was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

Isaiah 52:11
Depart ye, depart ye, go ye out from thence, touch no unclean thing; go ye out of the midst of her; be ye clean, that bear the vessels of the LORD.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
While the trumpets
הַשּֽׁוֹפָר֑וֹת (haš·šō·w·p̄ā·rō·wṯ)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7782: A cornet, curved horn

continued to sound,
תֹּקְעֵ֖י (tō·qə·‘ê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's 8628: To clatter, slap, clang, to drive, to become bondsman

the armed troops
וְהֶחָל֣וּץ (wə·he·ḥā·lūṣ)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine singular
Strong's 2502: To pull off, to strip, to depart, to deliver, equip, present, strengthen

marched
הֹלֵ֔ךְ (hō·lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

ahead
לִפְנֵי֙ (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's 6440: The face

of the priests
הַכֹּ֣הֲנִ֔ים (hak·kō·hă·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 3548: Priest

who blew
וְתָק֥וֹעַ (wə·ṯā·qō·w·a‘)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Infinitive absolute
Strong's 8628: To clatter, slap, clang, to drive, to become bondsman

the trumpets,
בַּשּׁוֹפָרֽוֹת׃ (baš·šō·w·p̄ā·rō·wṯ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 7782: A cornet, curved horn

and the rear guard
וְהַֽמְאַסֵּ֗ף (wə·ham·’as·sêp̄)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Verb - Piel - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 622: To gather for, any purpose, to receive, take away, remove

followed
הֹלֵךְ֙ (hō·lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine singular
Strong's 1980: To go, come, walk

the ark.
הָאָר֔וֹן (hā·’ā·rō·wn)
Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 727: A chest, ark


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