New Living Translation
So Joshua told the Israelites, "Come and listen to what the LORD your God says.
King James Bible
And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, Come hither, and hear the words of the LORD your God.
Darby Bible Translation
And Joshua said to the children of Israel, Come hither, and hear the words of Jehovah your God.
World English Bible
Joshua said to the children of Israel, "Come here, and hear the words of Yahweh your God."
Young's Literal Translation
And Joshua saith unto the sons of Israel, 'Come nigh hither, and hear the words of Jehovah your God;
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
3:9 Come hither - To the ark or tabernacle, the place of public assemblies. The Lord your God - Who is now about to give a proof that he is both the Lord, the omnipotent governor of heaven and earth, and all creatures; and your God, in covenant with you, having a tender care and affection for you.
LibrarySome Miscellaneous Matters Belonging to the Country About Jericho.
Let us begin from the last encampings of Israel beyond Jordan. Numbers 33:49: "They encamped near Jordan from Beth-jeshimoth unto Abel-shittim."--"From Beth-jeshimoth to Abel-shittim were twelve miles." It is a most received opinion among the Jews, that the tents of the Israelites in the wilderness contained a square of twelve miles. So the Targum of Jonathan, upon Number 2:2; "The encamping of Israel was twelve miles in length, and twelve miles in breadth." And the Gemarists say, "It is forbidden …
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica
Give this command to the priests who carry the Ark of the Covenant: 'When you reach the banks of the Jordan River, take a few steps into the river and stop there.'"
Today you will know that the living God is among you. He will surely drive out the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites, and Jebusites ahead of you.
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