JOSHUA 6:26

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the Lord, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.”

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Joshua 6:26 Translation & Meaning

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And Joshua יְהוֹשֻׁ֔עַ Jehoshua (i.e., Joshua), the Jewish leader Joshua
adjured וַיַּשְׁבַּ֣ע To seven oneself, i.e., swear (as if by repeating a declaration seven times) adjured
them (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
at that הַהִ֖יא He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are at that
time, בָּעֵ֥ת Time, especially (adverb with preposition) now, when, etc time
saying, לֵאמֹ֑ר To say (used with great latitude) saying
Cursed אָר֨וּר To execrate Cursed
be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
the man הָאִ֜ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
before לִפְנֵ֣י The face (as the part that turns); used in a great variety of applications (literally and figuratively); also (with prepositional prefix) as a preposition (before, etc.) before
the Lord, יְהוָ֗ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
that אֲשֶׁ֤ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
riseth up יָקוּם֙ To rise (in various applications, literal, figurative, intensive and causative) riseth up
and buildeth וּבָנָ֞ה To build (literally and figuratively) buildeth
this הַזֹּאת֙ This (often used adverb) this
city הָעִ֤יר A city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) city
Jericho: יְרִיח֔וֹ Jericho or Jerecho, a place in Palestine Jericho
he shall lay the foundation יְיַסְּדֶ֔נָּה To set (literally or figuratively); intensively, to found; reflexively, to sit down together, i.e., settle, consult lay foundation
thereof in his firstborn, בִּבְכֹר֣וֹ First-born; hence, chief thereof firstborn
and in his youngest וּבִצְעִיר֖וֹ Little; (in number) few; (in age) young, (in value) ignoble youngest
son (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
shall he set up יַצִּ֥יב To station, in various applications (literally or figuratively) set up
the gates דְּלָתֶֽיהָ׃ Something swinging, i.e., the valve of a door gates
of it. דְּלָתֶֽיהָ׃ Something swinging, i.e., the valve of a door of it

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  • 24  And they burnt the city with fire, and all that was therein: only the silver, and the gold, and the vessels of brass and of iron, they put into the treasury of the house of the Lord.

  • 25  And Joshua saved Rahab the harlot alive, and her father's household, and all that she had; and she dwelleth in Israel even unto this day; because she hid the messengers, which Joshua sent to spy out Jericho.

  • 26  And Joshua adjured them at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before the Lord, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: he shall lay the foundation thereof in his firstborn, and in his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.

  • 27  So the Lord was with Joshua; and his fame was noised throughout all the country.




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