Joshua 8:4
Good News Translation
with these orders: "Hide on the other side of the city, but not too far away from it; be ready to attack.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And commanded them, saying: Lay an ambush behind the city: and go not very far from it: and be ye all ready.

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And commanded them, saying: Lay an ambush behind the city: and go not very far from it: and be ye all ready.

lie in wait

Joshua 8:16 But they shouting together, and encouraging one another, pursued them. And when they were come from the city,

Judges 9:25 And they set an ambush against him on the top of the mountains: and while they waited for his coming, they committed robberies, taking spoils of all that passed by: and it was told Abimelech.

Judges 20:29,33,36 And the children of Israel set ambushes round about the city of Gabaa: . . .

1 Samuel 15:2,5 Thus saith the Lord of hosts: I have reckoned up all that Amalec hath done to Israel: how he opposed them in the way when they came up out of Egypt. . . .

Acts 23:21 But do not thou give credit to them: for there lie in wait for him more than forty men of them, who have bound themselves by oath neither to eat nor to drink, till they have killed him. And they are now ready, looking for a promise from thee.

go not

Ecclesiastes 7:19 Wisdom hath strengthened the wise more than ten princes of the city.

Ecclesiastes 9:16 And I said that wisdom is better than strength: how then is the wisdom of the poor man slighted, and his words not heard?

Context
The Conquest of Ai
3And Joshua arose, and all the army of the fighting men with him, to go up against Hai: and he sent thirty thousand chosen valiant men in the night, 4And commanded them, saying: Lay an ambush behind the city: and go not very far from it: and be ye all ready.5But I, and the rest of the multitude which is with me, will approach on the contrary side against the city. And when they shall come out against us, we will flee, and turn our backs, as we did before:…
Cross References
Joshua 8:3
And Joshua arose, and all the army of the fighting men with him, to go up against Hai: and he sent thirty thousand chosen valiant men in the night,

Judges 20:29
And the children of Israel set ambushes round about the city of Gabaa:

2 Kings 7:12
And he arose in the night, and said to his servants: I tell you what the Syrians have done to us: They know that we suffer great famine, and therefore they are gone out of the camp, and lie hid in the fields, saying: When they come out of the city, we shall take them alive, and then we may get into the city.

2 Chronicles 13:13
While he spoke these things, Jeroboam caused an ambushment to come about behind him. And while he stood facing the enemies, he encompassed Juda, who perceived it not, with his army.

Additional Translations
with these orders: “Pay attention. You are to lie in ambush behind the city, not too far from it. All of you must be ready.And he commanded them, saying, Behold, you shall lie in wait against the city, even behind the city: go not very far from the city, but be you all ready:

And he commanded them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie in ambush against the city, behind the city; go not very far from the city, but be ye all ready:

And he charged them, saying, Do ye lie in ambush behind the city: do not go far from the city, and ye shall all be ready.

And he commanded them, saying, See, ye shall be in ambush against the city, behind the city: go not very far from the city, and be all of you ready.

And he commanded them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie in ambush against the city, behind the city: go not very far from the city, but be ye all ready:

And he commanded them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie in wait against the city, even behind the city: go not very far from the city, but be ye all ready:

He commanded them, saying, "Behold, you shall lie in ambush against the city, behind the city. Don't go very far from the city, but all of you be ready.

and commandeth them, saying, 'See, ye are liers in wait against the city, at the rear of the city, ye go not very far off from the city, and all of you have been prepared,
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