English Standard Version
About 40,000 ready for war passed over before the LORD for battle, to the plains of Jericho.
King James Bible
About forty thousand prepared for war passed over before the LORD unto battle, to the plains of Jericho.
American Standard Version
about forty thousand ready armed for war passed over before Jehovah unto battle, to the plains of Jericho.
And forty thousand fighting men by their troops, and bands, marched through the plains and fields of the city of Jericho.
English Revised Version
about forty thousand ready armed for war passed over before the LORD unto battle, to the plains of Jericho.
Webster's Bible Translation
About forty thousand prepared for war passed over before the LORD to battle, to the plains of Jericho.
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CommentaryKeil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament
This (viz., their taking the twelve stones with them and setting them up) was to be a sign in Israel; the stones were to serve as a memorial of the miraculous crossing of the Jordan to all succeeding generations. For the expression "if your children ask to-morrow (in future)," etc., see Exodus 13:14; Exodus 12:26-27, and Deuteronomy 6:20-21.
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prepared for war. or, ready armed
to the plains
But God led the people around by the way of the wilderness toward the Red Sea. And the people of Israel went up out of the land of Egypt equipped for battle.
but we will take up arms, ready to go before the people of Israel, until we have brought them to their place. And our little ones shall live in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land.
"And I commanded you at that time, saying, 'The LORD your God has given you this land to possess. All your men of valor shall cross over armed before your brothers, the people of Israel.
The sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh passed over armed before the people of Israel, as Moses had told them.
On that day the LORD exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel, and they stood in awe of him just as they had stood in awe of Moses, all the days of his life.
But the army of the Chaldeans pursued them and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho. And when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon, at Riblah, in the land of Hamath; and he passed sentence on him.
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