Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Joshua 6:14

Thus the second day they marched around the city once and returned to the camp; they did so for six days.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Ark;   Trumpet;   Thompson Chain Reference - Bible Stories for Children;   Children;   Delayed Blessings;   Home;   Miracles;   Pleasant Sunday Afternoons;   Religion;   Stories for Children;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Ark of the Covenant;   Miracles Wrought through Servants of God;   Sieges;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Miracle;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Zechariah;   Holman Bible Dictionary - Joshua, the Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Israel;   Jericho;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Miracles;   The Hawker's Poor Man's Concordance And Dictionary - Jericho;   People's Dictionary of the Bible - Ark;   Chief parables and miracles in the bible;   Journeyings of israel from egypt to canaan;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Urim and Thummim;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Conquest of Canaan;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Palestine (Recent Exploration, I.e. as of 1915);   The Jewish Encyclopedia - Joshua, Book of;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

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.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Joshua 6:14". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/joshua-6.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And the second day they compassed the city once,.... Went round it one time only; as on the first:

and returned into the camp: which was at Gilgal, Joshua 5:10,

so they did six days: four more after these two successively, and proceeded in the same order and manner as on those two days.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 6:14". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-6.html. 1999.

Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary

What, perhaps, at the first view and on the first day, when the people marched round Jericho, most seriously alarmed the men of Jericho in their entrenchments; probably by the time that six days had passed, began now to excite security, and even laughter. Alas! the sinner is never so near his ruin, as, when he becomes hardened in his iniquity. When men say peace, then, sudden destruction cometh upon them. 1 Thessalonians 5:2-3.

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Hawker, Robert, D.D. "Commentary on Joshua 6:14". "Hawker's Poor Man's Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pmc/joshua-6.html. 1828.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 6:14 And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so they did six days.

Ver. 14. And the second day.] See Joshua 6:3; Joshua 6:11.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 6:14". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-6.html. 1865-1868.

Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible

And the second day they surrounded the city once, and returned to the camp. So they did six days.’

This was the second day, and what was done on this day and on the first day was done also for the next four days. The Ark of YHWH, borne by the priests, went round the city. The seven priests blowing the rams’ horns went before it. And the armed men led the way and the people followed at the tail.

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Pett, Peter. "Commentary on Joshua 6:14". "Peter Pett's Commentary on the Bible ". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/pet/joshua-6.html. 2013.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And the second day they compassed the city once, and returned into the camp: so they did six days.
3,11,15
Reciprocal: Exodus 29:30 - seven days

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 6:14". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-6.html.