New American Standard Bible
So Joshua said to the sons of Israel, "How long will you put off entering to take possession of the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you?
King James Bible
And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long are ye slack to go to possess the land, which the LORD God of your fathers hath given you?
Darby Bible Translation
And Joshua said to the children of Israel, How long will ye shew yourselves slack to go to take possession of the land which Jehovah the God of your fathers hath given you?
World English Bible
Joshua said to the children of Israel, "How long will you neglect to go in to possess the land, which Yahweh, the God of your fathers, has given you?
Young's Literal Translation
and Joshua saith unto the sons of Israel, 'Till when are ye remiss to go in to possess the land which He hath given to you, Jehovah, God of your fathers?
Joshua 18:3 Parallel
CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
This backwardness probably arose from the indisposition of the people to abandon the nomad life in which they had been born and bred, and to settle in fixed abodes, and perhaps also from a dislike of the exterminating warfare incidental to a complete dispossessing of the Canaanites.
Josephus thus describes the land of Benjamin; "The Benjamites' portion of land was from the river Jordan to the sea, in length: in breadth, it was bounded by Jerusalem and Beth-el." Let these last words be marked, "The breadth of the land of Benjamin was bounded by Jerusalem and Beth-el." May we not justly conclude, from these words, that Jerusalem and Beth-el were opposite, as it were, in a right line? But if you look upon the maps, there are some that separate these by a very large tract of land, …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
Subjects of Study. Home Education in Israel; Female Education. Elementary Schools, Schoolmasters, and School Arrangements.
There remained among the sons of Israel seven tribes who had not divided their inheritance.
"Provide for yourselves three men from each tribe that I may send them, and that they may arise and walk through the land and write a description of it according to their inheritance; then they shall return to me.
They said, "Arise, and let us go up against them; for we have seen the land, and behold, it is very good. And will you sit still? Do not delay to go, to enter, to possess the land.
Jump to PreviousBegin Children Entering Israel Israelites Joshua Land Neglect Possess Possession Remiss Shew Slack Slow Wait Yourselves
Jump to NextBegin Children Entering Israel Israelites Joshua Land Neglect Possess Possession Remiss Shew Slack Slow Wait Yourselves
LinksJoshua 18:3 NIV
Joshua 18:3 NLT
Joshua 18:3 ESV
Joshua 18:3 NASB
Joshua 18:3 KJV
Joshua 18:3 Bible Apps
Joshua 18:3 Biblia Paralela
Joshua 18:3 Chinese Bible
Joshua 18:3 French Bible
Joshua 18:3 German Bible
Joshua 18:3 Commentaries