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Joshua 6:26

26 Joshua laid an oath on them at that time, saying, x“Cursed before the Lord be the man who rises up and rebuilds this city, Jericho.

“At the cost of his firstborn shall he

lay its foundation,

and at the cost of his youngest son

shall he set up its gates.”

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Joshua 6:26 — The New International Version (NIV)

26 At that time Joshua pronounced this solemn oath: “Cursed before the Lord is the one who undertakes to rebuild this city, Jericho:

“At the cost of his firstborn son

he will lay its foundations;

at the cost of his youngest

he will set up its gates.”

Joshua 6:26 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

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.

Joshua 6:26 — New Living Translation (NLT)

26 At that time Joshua invoked this curse:

“May the curse of the Lord fall on anyone

who tries to rebuild the town of Jericho.

At the cost of his firstborn son,

he will lay its foundation.

At the cost of his youngest son,

he will set up its gates.”

Joshua 6:26 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

26 Then Joshua charged them at that time, saying, “Cursed be the man before the Lord who rises up and builds this city Jericho; he shall lay its foundation with his firstborn, and with his youngest he shall set up its gates.”

Joshua 6:26 — New Century Version (NCV)

26 Then Joshua made this oath:

“Anyone who tries to rebuild this city of Jericho

will be cursed by the Lord.

The one who lays the foundation of this city

will lose his oldest son,

and the one who sets up the gates

will lose his youngest son.”

Joshua 6:26 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

26 And Joshua charged them with an oath at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before Jehovah, that riseth up and buildeth this city Jericho: with the loss of his first-born shall he lay the foundation thereof, and with the loss of his youngest son shall he set up the gates of it.

Joshua 6:26 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

26 And Joshua swore at that time, saying, Cursed be the man before Jehovah who shall rise up and build this city Jericho! In his first-born shall he lay its foundation, and in his youngest son shall he set up its gates.

Joshua 6:26 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

26 At that time Joshua pronounced this curse:

“The Lord will curse

whoever comes to rebuild the city of Jericho.

It will cost him his firstborn son

to lay the foundation.

It will cost him his youngest son

to set up the city doors.”

Joshua 6:26 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

26 At that time Joshua imposed this curse:

The man who undertakes

the rebuilding of this city, Jericho,

is cursed before the Lord.

He will lay its foundation

at the cost of his firstborn;

he will set up its gates

at the cost of his youngest.

Joshua 6:26 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

26 Joshua then pronounced this oath, saying,

“Cursed before the Lord be anyone who tries

to build this city—this Jericho!

At the cost of his firstborn he shall lay its foundation,

and at the cost of his youngest he shall set up its gates!”

Joshua 6:26 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

26 And Joshua swore at that time, saying, “Cursed is anyone before Yahweh who gets up and builds Jericho, this city. At the cost of his firstborn he will lay its foundation, and at the cost of his youngest he will set up its gates.”

Joshua 6:26 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

26 At that time Joshua took an oath and called down a curse. He said, “May the man who tries to rebuild this city of Jericho be under the Lord’s curse.

“If he lays its foundations,

it will cost the life of his oldest son.

If he sets up its gates,

it will cost the life of his youngest son.”

Joshua 6:26 — New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update (NASB95)

26 Then Joshua made them take an oath at that time, saying, “Cursed before the Lord is the man who rises up and builds this city Jericho; with the loss of his firstborn he shall lay its foundation, and with the loss of his youngest son he shall set up its gates.”