After 40 years in the desert, the people of Israel arrived at last at the promised land. Moses died, and their new leader was called Joshua. The city of Jericho barred its gates against the Israelites. No-one could come in, and no-one could go out.
God spoke to Joshua, and told him to march with all his soldiers and seven priests, right around the walls of Jericho. The priests were to walk in front with the Ark of the Covenant (the beautiful box that the Israelites had made to carry the tablets with the 10 Commandments on). They were to carry rams’ horn trumpets.
God told Joshua to march around the city once a day for six days. Then, on the seventh day, Joshua, the soldiers and the priests were to march seven times around the city. Then the priests were to blow their rams’ horn trumpets and all the people of Israel were to shout a mighty shout.
The people of Israel did as God commanded.
On the seventh day, when the trumpets sounded and the people shouted, the walls of the city fell down and the people of Israel took the city.