Bible: Joshua 6:4-12

6:4 Have seven priests carry seven ramshorns 1  in front of the ark. On the seventh day march around the city seven times, while the priests blow the horns. 6:5 When you hear the signal from the ram’s horn, 2  have the whole army give a loud battle cry. 3  Then the city wall will collapse 4  and the warriors should charge straight ahead.” 5 

6:6 So Joshua son of Nun summoned the priests and instructed them, “Pick up the ark of the covenant, and seven priests must carry seven ramshorns in front of the ark of the Lord.” 6:7 And he told 6  the army, 7 Move ahead 8  and march around the city, with armed troops going ahead of the ark of the Lord.”

6:8 When Joshua gave the army its orders, 9  the seven priests carrying the seven ramshorns before the Lord moved ahead and blew the horns as the ark of the covenant of the Lord followed behind. 6:9 Armed troops marched ahead of the priests blowing the horns, while the rear guard followed along behind the ark blowing rams’ horns. 6:10 Now Joshua had instructed the army, 10 Do not give a battle cry 11  or raise your voices; say nothing 12  until the day I tell you, ‘Give the battle cry.’ 13  Then give the battle cry! 14  6:11 So Joshua made sure they marched the ark of the Lord around the city one time. 15  Then they went back to the camp and spent the night there. 16 

6:12 Bright and early the next morning Joshua had the priests pick up the ark of the Lord. 17 

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