Joshua 6:18 Could you please explain Joshua 6:18?

Question: Could you please explain Joshua 6:18? Answer: Joshua commanded the people to stay away from the accursed things.  By this he means the idols that the Canaanites used to worship their false gods.  It was forbidden for Israel and would only bring trouble to them.  This command reinforces what God had already spoken to Israel through Moses before crossing over the Jordan.  God said in Deuteronomy 7:25, You shall burn the carved images of their gods with fire; you shall not covet the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, lest you be snared by it; for it is an abomination to the LORD your God.  –PG