17 But the city and everything in it are set apart to the Lord for destruction.(A) Only Rahab the prostitute and everyone with her in the house will live,(B) because she hid the messengers we sent. 18 But keep yourselves from the things set apart, or you will be set apart for destruction. If you[a] take any of those things, you will set apart the camp of Israel for destruction and make trouble for it. 19 For all the silver and gold, and the articles of bronze and iron, are dedicated to the Lord and must go into the Lord’s treasury.”(C)

20 So the troops shouted, and the ram’s horns sounded. When they heard the blast of the ram’s horn, the troops gave a great shout, and the wall collapsed.(D) The troops advanced into the city, each man straight ahead, and they captured the city. 21 They completely destroyed(E) everything in the city with the sword—every man and woman, both young and old, and every ox, sheep, and donkey.

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Footnotes

  1. 6:18 LXX reads you covet and; Jos 7:21

19 He also struck down Nob, the city of the priests, with the sword—both men and women, infants and nursing babies, oxen, donkeys, and sheep.(A)

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