Joshua 4:21
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English Standard Version
And he said to the people of Israel, “When your children ask their fathers in times to come, ‘What do these stones mean?’

King James Bible
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?

American Standard Version
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?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And said to the children of Israel: When your children shall ask their fathers, to morrow, and shall say to them: What mean these stones?

English Revised Version
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?

Webster's Bible Translation
And he spoke to the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean these stones?

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Termination of the miraculous Passage through the Jordan. - As soon as the priests left their standing-place in the river with the ark of the covenant, according to the command of God made known to them by Joshua, and the soles of their feet "tore themselves loose upon the dry ground" (נתּקוּ אל החרבה, constructio praegnans, for they tore themselves loose from the soft soil of the river, and trode upon the dry or firm ground), the waters of the Jordan returned again to their place, and went over all its banks as before (vid., Joshua 3:15). This affirms as clearly as possible that it was the ark which kept back the stream.

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When your

Joshua 4:6 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?

Psalm 105:2-5 Sing to him, sing psalms to him: talk you of all his wondrous works...

Psalm 145:4-7 One generation shall praise your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts...

in time to come [hb] to-morrow

Cross References
Exodus 13:14
And when in time to come your son asks you, 'What does this mean?' you shall say to him, 'By a strong hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, from the house of slavery.

Joshua 4:6
that this may be a sign among you. When your children ask in time to come, 'What do those stones mean to you?'

Joshua 4:20
And those twelve stones, which they took out of the Jordan, Joshua set up at Gilgal.

Joshua 4:22
then you shall let your children know, 'Israel passed over this Jordan on dry ground.'

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