New Living Translation
"Command the priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant to come up out of the riverbed."
King James Bible
Command the priests that bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of Jordan.
Darby Bible Translation
Command the priests who bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of the Jordan.
World English Bible
"Command the priests who bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of the Jordan."
Young's Literal Translation
'Command the priests bearing the ark of the testimony, and they come up out of the Jordan.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:16 Out of Jordan - For being now in the middle, and deepest place of the river, they are most properly said to go up to the land.
The book of Joshua is the natural complement of the Pentateuch. Moses is dead, but the people are on the verge of the promised land, and the story of early Israel would be incomplete, did it not record the conquest of that land and her establishment upon it. The divine purpose moves restlessly on, until it is accomplished; so "after the death of Moses, Jehovah spake to Joshua," i. 1. The book falls naturally into three divisions: (a) the conquest of Canaan (i.-xii.), (b) the settlement of the …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
When the Ark is finished, place inside it the stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant, which I will give to you.
The LORD had said to Joshua,
So Joshua gave the command.
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