Joshua 8:4
Modern Translations
New International Version
with these orders: "Listen carefully. You are to set an ambush behind the city. Don't go very far from it. All of you be on the alert.

New Living Translation
with these orders: “Hide in ambush close behind the town and be ready for action.

English Standard Version
And he commanded them, “Behold, you shall lie in ambush against the city, behind it. Do not go very far from the city, but all of you remain ready.

Berean Study Bible
with these orders: “Pay attention. You are to lie in ambush behind the city, not too far from it. All of you must be ready.

New American Standard Bible
He commanded them, saying, “See, you are going to ambush the city from behind it. Do not go very far from the city, but all of you be ready.

NASB 1995
He commanded them, saying, "See, you are going to ambush the city from behind it. Do not go very far from the city, but all of you be ready.

NASB 1977
And he commanded them, saying, “See, you are going to ambush the city from behind it. Do not go very far from the city, but all of you be ready.

Amplified Bible
He commanded them, saying, “Listen closely, you are going to lie in wait and ambush the city from behind it. Do not go very far away from the city, but all of you be ready.

Christian Standard Bible
He commanded them, “Pay attention. Lie in ambush behind the city, not too far from it, and all of you be ready.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He commanded them: "Pay attention. Lie in ambush behind the city, not too far from it, and all of you be ready.

Good News Translation
with these orders: "Hide on the other side of the city, but not too far away from it; be ready to attack.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
with these orders: "Set an ambush behind the city. Don't go very far away from the city. Everyone must be ready.

International Standard Version
telling them, "Pay attention now! You are to set up an ambush around the city. Don't go very far from the city, and all of you remain on alert.

NET Bible
He told them, "Look, set an ambush behind the city. Don't go very far from the city; all of you be ready!
Classic Translations
King James Bible
And he commanded them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie in wait against the city, even behind the city: go not very far from the city, but be ye all ready:

New King James Version
And he commanded them, saying: “Behold, you shall lie in ambush against the city, behind the city. Do not go very far from the city, but all of you be ready.

King James 2000 Bible
And he commanded them, saying, Behold, you shall lie in wait against the city, even behind the city: go not very far from the city, but be you all ready:

New Heart English Bible
He commanded them, saying, "Look, you shall lie in ambush against the city, behind the city. Do not go very far from the city, but all of you be ready.

World English Bible
He commanded them, saying, "Behold, you shall lie in ambush against the city, behind the city. Don't go very far from the city, but all of you be ready.

American King James Version
And he commanded them, saying, Behold, you shall lie in wait against the city, even behind the city: go not very far from the city, but be you all ready:

American Standard Version
And he commanded them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie in ambush against the city, behind the city; go not very far from the city, but be ye all ready:

A Faithful Version
And he commanded them, saying, "Behold, you will be an ambush against the city, behind the city. You shall not go very far from the city, but all of you be ready.

Darby Bible Translation
And he commanded them, saying, See, ye shall be in ambush against the city, behind the city: go not very far from the city, and be all of you ready.

English Revised Version
And he commanded them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie in ambush against the city, behind the city: go not very far from the city, but be ye all ready:

Webster's Bible Translation
And he commanded them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie in wait against the city, even behind the city: go not very far from the city, but be ye all ready:

Early Modern
Geneva Bible of 1587
And he commanded them, saying, Behold, yee shall lye in waite against the citie on the backeside of the citie: goe not very farre from the citie, but be ye all in a readinesse.

Bishops' Bible of 1568
And he commaunded them, saying: Beholde, ye shall lye in wayte agaynst the towne on the backside thereof: Go not verie farre from the citie, but be all redie:

Coverdale Bible of 1535
and commaunded them, and sayde: Take hede, ye shal be ye preuye watch behynde the cite, but go not to farre from the cite, and se that ye be redye alltogether.
Literal Translations
Literal Standard Version
and commands them, saying, “See, you are ones lying in wait against the city, at the rear of the city, you do not go very far off from the city, and all of you have been prepared,

Young's Literal Translation
and commandeth them, saying, 'See, ye are liers in wait against the city, at the rear of the city, ye go not very far off from the city, and all of you have been prepared,

Smith's Literal Translation
And he will command them, saying. See, ye lie in wait against the city, behind the city: ye shall not be far off from the city greatly, and be ye all of you prepared:

Catholic Translations
Douay-Rheims Bible
And commanded them, saying: Lay an ambush behind the city: and go not very far from it: and be ye all ready.

Catholic Public Domain Version
And he instructed them, saying: “Set an ambush behind the city. You shall withdraw not far away, and let everyone be prepared.

Translations from Aramaic
Peshitta Holy Bible Translated
And he commanded them and he said to them: “See when you lie in ambush against the city from behind the city, you shall not go very far from the city, and be ready, all of you

Lamsa Bible
And he commanded them, saying. Behold, when you shall lie in wait against the city, from behind it, do not go very far from the city, but all of you be ready;

OT Translations
JPS Tanakh 1917
And he commanded them, saying: 'Behold, ye shall lie in ambush against the city, behind the city; go not very far from the city, but be ye all ready.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And he charged them, saying, Do ye lie in ambush behind the city: do not go far from the city, and ye shall all be ready.








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