Joshua 4



The Israelites Make A Memorial

1 Now when all the nation had finished crossing the Jordan, the LORD spoke to Joshua, saying,

1 And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over Jordan, that the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying,

1 As soon as the entire nation had completed its crossing of the Jordan, the LORD spoke to Joshua. He said,

1 When all the nation had fully passed over the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua,

2 "Take for yourselves twelve men from the people, one man from each tribe,

2 Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man,

2 "Gather together twelve men from the people one man from each tribe

2 Take twelve men from among the people, one man out of every tribe,

3 and command them, saying, 'Take up for yourselves twelve stones from here out of the middle of the Jordan, from the place where the priests' feet are standing firm, and carry them over with you and lay them down in the lodging place where you will lodge tonight.'"

3 And command ye them, saying, Take you hence out of the midst of Jordan, out of the place where the priests' feet stood firm, twelve stones, and ye shall carry them over with you, and leave them in the lodging place, where ye shall lodge this night.

3 and tell them, "Pick up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan where the priests' feet were standing, bring them along with you, and put them down where you camp tonight.'"

3 And command them, Take twelve stones out of the midst of the Jordan from the place where the priests' feet stood firm; carry them over with you and leave them at the place where you lodge tonight.

4 So Joshua called the twelve men whom he had appointed from the sons of Israel, one man from each tribe;

4 Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Israel, out of every tribe a man:

4 So Joshua called the twelve men whom he had chosen from the people of Israel, one man from each tribe.

4 Then Joshua called the twelve men of the Israelites whom he had appointed, a man from each tribe.

5 and Joshua said to them, "Cross again to the ark of the LORD your God into the middle of the Jordan, and each of you take up a stone on his shoulder, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Israel.

5 And Joshua said unto them, Pass over before the ark of the LORD your God into the midst of Jordan, and take ye up every man of you a stone upon his shoulder, according unto the number of the tribes of the children of Israel:

5 Joshua told them, "Cross over again in front of the ark of the LORD your God into the middle of the Jordan River. Then each of you pick up a stone on his shoulder with which to build a memorial, one for each of the tribes of Israel.

5 And Joshua said to them, Pass over before the ark of the Lord your God in the midst of the Jordan, and take up every man of you a stone on his shoulder, as is the number of the tribes of the Israelites,

6 "Let this be a sign among you, so that when your children ask later, saying, 'What do these stones mean to you?'

6 That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones?

6 Let this serve as a sign among you, so that when your children ask in times to come, "What do these stones mean to you,'

6 That this may be a sign among you when your children ask in time to come, What do these stones mean to you?

7 then you shall say to them, 'Because the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it crossed the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan were cut off ' So these stones shall become a memorial to the sons of Israel forever."

7 Then ye shall answer them, That the waters of Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD; when it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off: and these stones shall be for a memorial unto the children of Israel for ever.

7 then you'll say to them, "Because the waters of the Jordan River were cut off in front of the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD. When it crossed the Jordan River, the waters of the Jordan were cut off.' So these stones will become a memorial to the Israelis forever."

7 Then you shall tell them that the waters of the Jordan were cut off before the ark of the covenant of the Lord; when it passed over the Jordan, the waters of Jordan were cut off. So these stones shall be to the Israelites a memorial forever.

8 Thus the sons of Israel did as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, just as the LORD spoke to Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Israel; and they carried them over with them to the lodging place and put them down there.

8 And the children of Israel did so as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones out of the midst of Jordan, as the LORD spake unto Joshua, according to the number of the tribes of the children of Israel, and carried them over with them unto the place where they lodged, and laid them down there.

8 The Israelis did just as Joshua commanded. They took up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan River just as the LORD had spoken to Joshua according to the number of the tribes of the Israelis, and they carried them over to where they would be pitching camp, and they put them down there.

8 And the Israelites did as Joshua commanded, and took up twelve stones out of the midst of the Jordan, according to the number of the tribes of the Israelites, as the Lord told Joshua, and carried them over with them to the place where they lodged and laid them down there.

9 Then Joshua set up twelve stones in the middle of the Jordan at the place where the feet of the priests who carried the ark of the covenant were standing, and they are there to this day.

9 And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of Jordan, in the place where the feet of the priests which bare the ark of the covenant stood: and they are there unto this day.

9 Then Joshua set up twelve stones in the middle of the Jordan River at the location where the feet of the priests who carried the Ark of the Covenant had been standing, and they remain there to this day.

9 And Joshua set up twelve stones in the midst of the Jordan in the place where the feet of the priests bearing the ark of the covenant had stood. And they are there to this day.

10 For the priests who carried the ark were standing in the middle of the Jordan until everything was completed that the LORD had commanded Joshua to speak to the people, according to all that Moses had commanded Joshua. And the people hurried and crossed;

10 For the priests which bare the ark stood in the midst of Jordan, until every thing was finished that the LORD commanded Joshua to speak unto the people, according to all that Moses commanded Joshua: and the people hasted and passed over.

10 The priests who were carrying the ark stood in the middle of the Jordan River until everything had been done in accordance with what the LORD had commanded Joshua to speak to the people and with everything that Moses had commanded Joshua. So the people hurried and crossed over.

10 For the priests who bore the ark stood in the midst of the Jordan until everything was finished that the Lord commanded Joshua to tell the people, according to all that Moses had commanded Joshua. The people passed over in haste.

11 and when all the people had finished crossing, the ark of the LORD and the priests crossed before the people.

11 And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over, that the ark of the LORD passed over, and the priests, in the presence of the people.

11 When all of the people had completed their crossing, the ark of the LORD and the priests crossed over in full view of the people.

11 When all the people had passed over, the ark of the Lord and the priests went over in the presence of the people.

12 The sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh crossed over in battle array before the sons of Israel, just as Moses had spoken to them;

12 And the children of Reuben, and the children of Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh, passed over armed before the children of Israel, as Moses spake unto them:

12 Just as Moses had directed, the descendants of Reuben, the descendants of Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh crossed over, dressed in battle regalia, in full view of the other Israelis.

12 And the sons of Reuben, Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh passed over armed before the [other] Israelites, as Moses had bidden them;

13 about 40,000 equipped for war, crossed for battle before the LORD to the desert plains of Jericho.

13 About forty thousand prepared for war passed over before the LORD unto battle, to the plains of Jericho.

13 About 40,000 soldiers equipped to do battle in the LORD's presence crossed over to the desert plains of Jericho.

13 About 40,000 [of these] prepared for war passed over before the Lord to the plains of Jericho for battle.

14 On that day the LORD exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel; so that they revered him, just as they had revered Moses all the days of his life.

14 On that day the LORD magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they feared him, as they feared Moses, all the days of his life.

14 That day, the LORD exalted Joshua in the presence of all Israel so that they revered him just as they had revered Moses throughout his life.

14 On that day the Lord magnified Joshua in the sight of all Israel; and they stood in awe of him, as they stood in awe of Moses, all the days of his life.

15 Now the LORD said to Joshua,

15 And the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying,

15 Now the LORD had told Joshua,

15 And the Lord said to Joshua,

16 "Command the priests who carry the ark of the testimony that they come up from the Jordan."

16 Command the priests that bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of Jordan.

16 "Command the priests who carry the Ark of the Testimony to come up from the Jordan River."

16 Order the priests bearing the ark of the Testimony to come up out of the Jordan.

17 So Joshua commanded the priests, saying, "Come up from the Jordan."

17 Joshua therefore commanded the priests, saying, Come ye up out of Jordan.

17 So Joshua ordered the priests, "Come up from the Jordan River."

17 So Joshua commanded the priests, Come up out of the Jordan.

18 It came about when the priests who carried the ark of the covenant of the LORD had come up from the middle of the Jordan, and the soles of the priests' feet were lifted up to the dry ground, that the waters of the Jordan returned to their place, and went over all its banks as before.

18 And it came to pass, when the priests that bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD were come up out of the midst of Jordan, and the soles of the priests' feet were lifted up unto the dry land, that the waters of Jordan returned unto their place, and flowed over all his banks, as they did before.

18 As soon as the priests who were carrying the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD had come up from the middle of the Jordan River, and the soles of the priests' feet came up to dry ground, the water of the Jordan River returned to normal, covering its banks as it had done so before.

18 And when the priests who bore the ark of the covenant of the Lord had come up out of the midst of the Jordan, and the soles of their feet were lifted up to the dry land, the waters of the Jordan returned to their place and flowed over all its banks as they had before.

19 Now the people came up from the Jordan on the tenth of the first month and camped at Gilgal on the eastern edge of Jericho.

19 And the people came up out of Jordan on the tenth day of the first month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the east border of Jericho.

19 The people came up from the Jordan River on the tenth day of the first month and camped at Gilgal on the eastern outskirts of Jericho.

19 And the people came up out of the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month and encamped in Gilgal on the east border of Jericho.

20 Those twelve stones which they had taken from the Jordan, Joshua set up at Gilgal.

20 And those twelve stones, which they took out of Jordan, did Joshua pitch in Gilgal.

20 Joshua set up the twelve stones that they had removed from the Jordan River at Gilgal.

20 And those twelve stones which they took out of the Jordan Joshua set up in Gilgal.

21 He said to the sons of Israel, "When your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, 'What are these stones?'

21 And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean these stones?

21 Then he told the Israelis, "When your descendants ask their parents in years to come, "What is the meaning of these stones?'

21 And he said to the Israelites, When your children ask their fathers in time to come, What do these stones mean?

22 then you shall inform your children, saying, 'Israel crossed this Jordan on dry ground.'

22 Then ye shall let your children know, saying, Israel came over this Jordan on dry land.

22 you are to tell your descendants: "Israel crossed this Jordan River on dry ground

22 You shall let your children know, Israel came over this Jordan on dry ground.

23 "For the LORD your God dried up the waters of the Jordan before you until you had crossed, just as the LORD your God had done to the Red Sea, which He dried up before us until we had crossed;

23 For the LORD your God dried up the waters of Jordan from before you, until ye were passed over, as the LORD your God did to the Red sea, which he dried up from before us, until we were gone over:

23 because the LORD your God dried up the water of the Jordan River right in front of you, until you had crossed over, just as the LORD your God had done to the Reed Sea which he had dried up in front of us until we had crossed it also.'

23 For the Lord your God dried up the waters of the Jordan for you until you passed over, as the Lord your God did to the Red Sea, which He dried up for us until we passed over,

24 that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the LORD is mighty, so that you may fear the LORD your God forever."

24 That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever.

24 Do this so that all of the people of the earth may know how strong the power of the LORD is, and so that you may fear the LORD your God every day."

24 That all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the Lord is mighty and that you may reverence and fear the Lord your God forever.



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