New International Version
So he had the ark of the LORD carried around the city, circling it once. Then the army returned to camp and spent the night there.
King James Bible
So the ark of the LORD compassed the city, going about it once: and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.
Darby Bible Translation
And the ark of Jehovah went round the city, encompassing [it] once; and they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.
World English Bible
So he caused the ark of Yahweh to go around the city, going about it once. Then they came into the camp, and lodged in the camp.
Young's Literal Translation
And the ark of Jehovah doth compass the city, going round once, and they come into the camp, and lodge in the camp.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
The rereward came after the ark - The word מאסף measseph, from אסף asaph, to collect or gather up, may signify either the rereward, as our translation understands it, or the people who carried the baggage of the army; for on the seventh day this was necessary, as much fighting might be naturally expected in the assault, and they would need a supply of arms, darts, etc., as well as conveniences for those who might happen to be wounded: or the persons here intended might be such as carried the sacred articles belonging to the ark, or merely such people as might follow in the procession, without observing any particular order. The Jews think the division of Dan is meant, which always brought up the rear. See Numbers 10:25.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
'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
March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days.
But Joshua had commanded the army, "Do not give a war cry, do not raise your voices, do not say a word until the day I tell you to shout. Then shout!"
Joshua got up early the next morning and the priests took up the ark of the LORD.
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