New Living Translation
"Now choose twelve men, 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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:2 Out of every tribe a man - For the greater evidence, and the more effectual spreading the report of this marvellous work among all the tribes.
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
Now choose twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one from each tribe.
Tell them, 'Take twelve stones from the very place where the priests are standing in the middle of the Jordan. Carry them out and pile them up at the place where you will camp tonight.'"
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