Joshua 5:13-6:5, 15-16, 20 NLT


--------------------------Joshua 5:13 - 15-------------------------------

13. When Joshua was near the town of Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with sword in hand. Joshua went up to him and demanded, "Are you friend or foe?"

14. "Neither one," he replied. "I am the commander of the LORD 's army." At this, Joshua fell with his face to the ground in reverence. "I am at your command," Joshua said. "What do you want your servant to do?"

15. The commander of the LORD 's army replied, "Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy." And Joshua did as he was told.

 

--------------------------------Joshua 6:1-5------------------------------

1. Now the gates of Jericho were tightly shut because the people were afraid of the Israelites. No one was allowed to go out or in.

2. But the LORD said to Joshua, "I have given you Jericho, its king, and all its strong warriors.

3. You and your fighting men should march around the town once a day for six days.

4. Seven priests will walk ahead of the Ark, each carrying a ram's horn. On the seventh day you are to march around the town seven times, with the priests blowing the horns.

5. When you hear the priests give one long blast on the rams' horns, have all the people shout as loud as they can. Then the walls of the town will collapse, and the people can charge straight into the town."


----------------------------Joshua 6:15-16--------------------------------

15. On the seventh day the Israelites got up at dawn and marched around the town as they had done before. But this time they went around the town seven times.

16. The seventh time around, as the priests sounded the long blast on their horns, Joshua commanded the people, "Shout! For the LORD has given you the town!

 

------------------------------Joshua 6:20------------------------------

20. When the people heard the sound of the rams' horns, they shouted as loud as they could. Suddenly, the walls of Jericho collapsed, and the Israelites charged straight into the town and captured it.