Joshua 10:18
New International Version
he said, "Roll large rocks up to the mouth of the cave, and post some men there to guard it.

New Living Translation
he issued this command: “Cover the opening of the cave with large rocks, and place guards at the entrance to keep the kings inside.

English Standard Version
And Joshua said, “Roll large stones against the mouth of the cave and set men by it to guard them,

Berean Study Bible
So Joshua said, “Roll large stones against the mouth of the cave, and post men there to guard them.

King James Bible
And Joshua said, Roll great stones upon the mouth of the cave, and set men by it for to keep them:

New King James Version
So Joshua said, “Roll large stones against the mouth of the cave, and set men by it to guard them.

New American Standard Bible
So Joshua said, “Roll large stones against the mouth of the cave, and post men by it to guard them,

NASB 1995
Joshua said, "Roll large stones against the mouth of the cave, and assign men by it to guard them,

NASB 1977
And Joshua said, “Roll large stones against the mouth of the cave, and assign men by it to guard them,

Amplified Bible
Joshua said, “Roll large stones against the mouth of the cave, and assign men by it to guard them,

Christian Standard Bible
Joshua said, “Roll large stones against the mouth of the cave, and station men by it to guard the kings.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Joshua said, "Roll large stones against the mouth of the cave, and station men by it to guard the kings.

American Standard Version
And Joshua said, Roll great stones unto the mouth of the cave, and set men by it to keep them:

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yeshua said: “Roll great stones and set them over the doorway of the cave and leave men there to guard them

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Joshua said, Roll stones to the mouth of the cave, and set men to watch over them.

Contemporary English Version
Joshua answered, "Roll some big stones over the mouth of the cave and leave a few soldiers to guard it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he commanded them that were with him, saying: Roll great stones to the mouth of the cave, and set careful men, to keep them shut up:

English Revised Version
And Joshua said, Roll great stones unto the mouth of the cave, and set men by it for to keep them:

Good News Translation
He said, "Roll some big stones in front of the entrance to the cave. Place some guards there,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Joshua replied, "Roll large stones against the mouth of the cave, and post a guard there.

International Standard Version
So Joshua gave an order, "Roll large stones up against the mouth of the cave and assign men to stand guard there,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Joshua said: 'Roll great stones unto the mouth of the cave, and set men by it to keep them;

Literal Standard Version
And Joshua says, “Roll great stones to the mouth of the cave, and appoint men over it to watch them;

NET Bible
Joshua said, "Roll large stones over the mouth of the cave and post guards in front of it.

New Heart English Bible
Joshua said, "Roll large stones to the mouth of the cave, and set men by it to guard them;

World English Bible
Joshua said, "Roll large stones to the mouth of the cave, and set men by it to guard them;

Young's Literal Translation
And Joshua saith, 'Roll great stones unto the mouth of the cave, and appoint over it men to watch them;

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Victory at Makkedah
17And Joshua was informed: “The five kings have been found; they are hiding in the cave at Makkedah.” 18So Joshua said, “Roll large stones against the mouth of the cave, and post men there to guard them. 19But you, do not stop there. Pursue your enemies and attack them from behind. Do not let them reach their cities, for the LORD your God has delivered them into your hand.”…

Cross References
Joshua 10:17
And Joshua was informed: "The five kings have been found; they are hiding in the cave at Makkedah."

Joshua 10:19
But you, do not stop there. Pursue your enemies and attack them from behind. Do not let them reach their cities, for the LORD your God has delivered them into your hand."


Treasury of Scripture

And Joshua said, Roll great stones on the mouth of the cave, and set men by it for to keep them:

Joshua 10:22
Then said Joshua, Open the mouth of the cave, and bring out those five kings unto me out of the cave.

Judges 9:46-49
And when all the men of the tower of Shechem heard that, they entered into an hold of the house of the god Berith…

Job 21:30
That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
So Joshua
יְהוֹשֻׁ֔עַ (yə·hō·wō·šu·a‘)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3091: Joshua -- 'the LORD is salvation', Moses' successor, also the name of a number of Israelites

said,
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

“Roll
גֹּ֛לּוּ (gōl·lū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 1556: To roll, roll away

large
גְּדֹל֖וֹת (gə·ḏō·lō·wṯ)
Adjective - feminine plural
Strong's 1419: Great, older, insolent

stones
אֲבָנִ֥ים (’ă·ḇā·nîm)
Noun - feminine plural
Strong's 68: A stone

against
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

the mouth
פִּ֣י (pî)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

of the cave,
הַמְּעָרָ֑ה (ham·mə·‘ā·rāh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4631: A cavern

and post
וְהַפְקִ֧ידוּ (wə·hap̄·qî·ḏū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 6485: To visit, to oversee, muster, charge, care for, miss, deposit

men
אֲנָשִׁ֖ים (’ă·nā·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's 582: Man, mankind

there
עָלֶ֛יהָ (‘ā·le·hā)
Preposition | third person feminine singular
Strong's 5921: Above, over, upon, against

to guard them.
לְשָׁמְרָֽם׃ (lə·šā·mə·rām)
Preposition-l | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to


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