Joshua 4:2
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English Standard Version
“Take twelve men from the people, from each tribe a man,

King James Bible
Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man,

American Standard Version
Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man,

Douay-Rheims Bible
Choose twelve men, one of every tribe:

English Revised Version
Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man,

Webster's Bible Translation
Take you twelve men from the people, from every tribe a man,

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"And take to you (i.e., appoint) twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, one for each tribe." For what purpose is not stated here, but is apparent from what follows (Joshua 4:2.). The choice or appointment of these men was necessarily commanded before the crossing commenced, as they were to stand by the side of Joshua, or near the bearers of the ark of the covenant, so as to be at hand to perform the duty to be entrusted to them (Joshua 4:3.). Joshua then concludes by foretelling the miracle itself: "It will come to pass, that when the soles of the feet of the priests who bear the ark of the Lord shall settle down in the water of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan shall be cut off; namely, the waters flowing down from above, and shall stand still as one heap." "Shall be cut off," so as to disappear; namely, at the place where the priests stand with the ark of the covenant. This took place through the waters standing still as a heap, or being heaped up, at some distance above the standing-place. אחד נד is an accusative of more precise definition. The expression is taken from the song of Moses (Exodus 15:8).

Joshua 4:2 Parallel Commentaries

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twelve men

Joshua 3:12 Now therefore take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, out of every tribe a man.

Numbers 1:4-15 And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head of the house of his fathers...

Numbers 13:2 Send you men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give to the children of Israel...

Numbers 34:18 And you shall take one prince of every tribe, to divide the land by inheritance.

Deuteronomy 1:23 And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one of a tribe:

1 Kings 18:31 And Elijah took twelve stones, according to the number of the tribes of the sons of Jacob, to whom the word of the LORD came, saying...

Matthew 10:15 Truly I say to you, It shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment, than for that city.

Cross References
Joshua 3:12
Now therefore take twelve men from the tribes of Israel, from each tribe a man.

Joshua 4:3
and command them, saying, 'Take twelve stones from here out of the midst of the Jordan, from the very place where the priests' feet stood firmly, and bring them over with you and lay them down in the place where you lodge tonight.'"

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