Parallel Verses

New American Standard Bible

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

King James Version

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?

Holman Bible

so that this will be a sign among you. In the future, when your children ask you, 'What do these stones mean to you?'

International Standard Version

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,'

A Conservative Version

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

American Standard Version

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

Amplified

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

Bible in Basic English

So that this may be a sign among you; when your children say to you in time to come, What is the reason for these stones?

Darby Translation

that this may be a sign in your midst. When your children ask hereafter, saying, What mean ye by these stones?

Jubilee 2000 Bible

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

Julia Smith Translation

So that this shall be a sign in the midst of you, when your sons shall ask to-morrow, saying, What these stones to you?

King James 2000

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

Lexham Expanded Bible

so that this may be a reminder among you. When your children ask in the future, saying, '{What do these stones mean to you}?'

Modern King James verseion

so that this may be a sign to you when your sons ask in time to come, saying, What do you mean by these stones?

Modern Spelling Tyndale-Coverdale

that this may be a sign among you. And when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, 'What mean ye with these stones?'

NET Bible

The stones will be a reminder to you. When your children ask someday, 'Why are these stones important to you?'

New Heart English Bible

that this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask in time to come, saying, 'What do you mean by these stones?'

The Emphasized Bible

that this may be a sign in your midst, - for your sons will ask in time to come, saying, What mean these stones to you?

Webster

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?

World English Bible

that this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask in time to come, saying, 'What do you mean by these stones?'

Youngs Literal Translation

so that this is a sign in your midst, when your children ask hereafter, saying, What are these stones to you?

Interlinear

English(KJV)
Strong's
Root Form
Definition
Usage
אות 
'owth 
Usage: 79

קרב 
Qereb 
Usage: 226

שׁאל שׁאל 
Sha'al 
Usage: 172

מחר 
Machar 
to morrow, time to come
Usage: 52

Context Readings

The Israelites Make A Memorial

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. 6 "Let this be a sign among you, so that when your children ask later, saying, '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."


Cross References

Exodus 13:14

"And it shall be when your son asks you in time to come, saying, 'What is this?' then you shall say to him, 'With a powerful hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, from the house of slavery.

Joshua 4:21

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

Exodus 12:14

'Now this day will be a memorial to you, and you shall celebrate it as a feast to the LORD; throughout your generations you are to celebrate it as a permanent ordinance.

Exodus 12:26-27

"And when your children say to you, 'What does this rite mean to you?'

Exodus 13:9

"And it shall serve as a sign to you on your hand, and as a reminder on your forehead, that the law of the LORD may be in your mouth; for with a powerful hand the LORD brought you out of Egypt.

Exodus 31:13

"But as for you, speak to the sons of Israel, saying, 'You shall surely observe My sabbaths; for this is a sign between Me and you throughout your generations, that you may know that I am the LORD who sanctifies you.

Numbers 16:38

"As for the censers of these men who have sinned at the cost of their lives, let them be made into hammered sheets for a plating of the altar, since they did present them before the LORD and they are holy; and they shall be for a sign to the sons of Israel."

Deuteronomy 6:20-21

"When your son asks you in time to come, saying, 'What do the testimonies and the statutes and the judgments mean which the LORD our God commanded you?'

Deuteronomy 11:19

"You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you lie down and when you rise up.

Joshua 22:27

rather it shall be a witness between us and you and between our generations after us, that we are to perform the service of the LORD before Him with our burnt offerings, and with our sacrifices and with our peace offerings, so that your sons will not say to our sons in time to come, "You have no portion in the LORD."'

Psalm 44:1

O God, we have heard with our ears, Our fathers have told us The work that You did in their days, In the days of old.

Psalm 71:18

And even when I am old and gray, O God, do not forsake me, Until I declare Your strength to this generation, Your power to all who are to come.

Psalm 78:3-8

Which we have heard and known, And our fathers have told us.

Isaiah 38:19

"It is the living who give thanks to You, as I do today; A father tells his sons about Your faithfulness.

Isaiah 55:13

"Instead of the thorn bush the cypress will come up, And instead of the nettle the myrtle will come up, And it will be a memorial to the LORD, For an everlasting sign which will not be cut off."

Ezekiel 20:12

"Also I gave them My sabbaths to be a sign between Me and them, that they might know that I am the LORD who sanctifies them.

Ezekiel 20:20

'Sanctify My sabbaths; and they shall be a sign between Me and you, that you may know that I am the LORD your God.'

Acts 2:39

"For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God will call to Himself."



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