New International Version
So on the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp. They did this for six days.
King James Bible
And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so they did six days.
Darby Bible Translation
And on the second day they went round the city once, and returned into the camp. So they did six days.
World English Bible
The second day they marched around the city once, and returned into the camp. They did this six days.
Young's Literal Translation
And they compass the city on the second day once, and turn back to the camp; thus they have done six days.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
So they did six days - It is not likely that the whole Israelitish host went each day round the city. This would have been utterly impossible: the fighting men alone amounted to nearly 600,000, independently of the people, who must have amounted at least to two or three millions; we may therefore safely assert that only a select number, such as was deemed necessary for the occasion, were employed. Jericho could not have been a large city: and to reduce it could not have required a hundredth part of the armed force under the command of Joshua.
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
The seven priests carrying the seven trumpets went forward, marching before the ark of the LORD and blowing the trumpets. The armed men went ahead of them and the rear guard followed the ark of the LORD, while the trumpets kept sounding.
On the seventh day, they got up at daybreak and marched around the city seven times in the same manner, except that on that day they circled the city seven times.
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