New International Version
Now the gates of Jericho were securely barred because of the Israelites. No one went out and no one came in.
King James Bible
Now Jericho was straitly shut up because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.
Darby Bible Translation
Now Jericho was shut up and was barred, because of the children of Israel: none went out, and none came in.
World English Bible
Now Jericho was tightly shut up because of the children of Israel. No one went out, and no one came in.
Young's Literal Translation
(And Jericho shutteth itself up, and is shut up, because of the presence of the sons of Israel -- none going out, and none coming in;)
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Now Jericho was straitly shut up - The king of Jericho, finding that the spies had escaped, though the city was always kept shut by night, took the most proper precaution to prevent every thing of the kind in future, by keeping the city shut both day and night, having, no doubt, laid in a sufficiency of provisions to stand a siege, being determined to defend himself to the uttermost.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
was straitly [heb] did shut up, and was shut up
'And Joanna paved Rahab the harlot alive... and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day.'--JOSHUA vi. 25. This story comes in like an oasis in these terrible narratives of Canaanite extermination. There is much about it that is beautiful and striking, but the main thing is that it teaches the universality of God's mercy, and the great truth that trust in Him unites to Him and brings deliverance, how black soever may have been the previous life. I need not tell over again the story, told with such …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The commander of the LORD's army replied, "Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy." And Joshua did so.
Then the LORD said to Joshua, "See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men.
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