Joshua 4:2
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New International Version
"Choose twelve men from among the people, one 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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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Take you twelve men - From Joshua 3:12, it appears that the twelve men had been before appointed, one taken out of each of the twelve tribes; and now they are employed for that purpose for which they had been before selected.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

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.

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Stones Crying Out
'For the priests which bare the ark stood in the midst of Jordan, until every thing was finished that the Lord commanded Joshua to speak unto the people, according to all that Moses commanded Joshua: and the people hasted and passed over. 11. And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over, that the ark of the Lord passed over, and the priests, in the presence of the people. 12. And the children of Reuben, and the children of Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh, passed over armed
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Gilgal, in Deuteronomy 11:30 what the Place Was.
That which is said by Moses, that "Gerizim and Ebal were over-against Gilgal," Deuteronomy 11:30, is so obscure, that it is rendered into contrary significations by interpreters. Some take it in that sense, as if it were near to Gilgal: some far off from Gilgal: the Targumists read, "before Gilgal": while, as I think, they do not touch the difficulty; which lies not so much in the signification of the word Mul, as in the ambiguity of the word Gilgal. These do all seem to understand that Gilgal which
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Cross References
Joshua 3:12
Now then, choose twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one from each tribe.

Joshua 4:3
and tell them to take up twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan, from right where the priests are standing, and carry them over with you and put them down at the place where you stay tonight."

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