New American Standard Bible
"Take for yourselves twelve men from the people, one man from each tribe,
King James Bible
Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man,
Darby Bible Translation
Take you twelve men out of the people, one man out of every tribe,
World English Bible
"Take twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man,
Young's Literal Translation
'Take for you out of the people twelve men, one man -- one man out of a tribe;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Take you twelve men - The order is given in the plural, because no doubt the tribes themselves were to choose their own representatives, the choice being approved by Joshua Jos 4:4. These twelve would be left with Joshua on the hither bank of the river, waiting to receive his orders after the rest of the people had made their way across Joshua 3:17; Joshua 4:1.
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'And Joshua said unto the people, Sanctify yourselves: for tomorrow the Lord will do wonders among you. 6. And Joshua spake unto the priests, saying, Take up the ark of the covenant, and pass over before the people. And they took up the ark of the covenant, and went before the people. 7. And the Lord said unto Joshua, This day will I begin to magnify thee in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that, as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee. 8 And thou shalt command the priests that bear …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
The Holy War,
"Now then, take for yourselves twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one man for each tribe.
and command them, saying, 'Take up for yourselves twelve stones from here out of the middle of the Jordan, from the place where the priests' feet are standing firm, and carry them over with you and lay them down in the lodging place where you will lodge tonight.'"
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