New Living Translation
So Joshua gave the command.
King James Bible
Joshua therefore commanded the priests, saying, Come ye up out of Jordan.
Darby Bible Translation
And Joshua commanded the priests, saying, Come up out of the Jordan.
World English Bible
Joshua therefore commanded the priests, saying, "Come up out of the Jordan!"
Young's Literal Translation
And Joshua commandeth the priests, saying, 'Come ye up out of the Jordan.'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:17 The priests - Who stayed contentedly in the river, 'till God by Joshua called them out.
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
"Command the priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant to come up out of the riverbed."
As soon as the priests carrying the Ark of the LORD's Covenant came up out of the riverbed and their feet were on high ground, the water of the Jordan returned and overflowed its banks as before.
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