Joshua 8:1

“And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear not, neither be thou dismayed: take all the people of war with thee, and arise, go up to Ai: see, I have given into thy hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And the Lord said vnto Ioshua, Feare not, neither be thou dismaid: take all the people of warre with thee, and arise, goe vp to Ai: See, I haue giuen into thy hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his citie, and his land.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now the LORD said to Joshua, "Do not fear or be dismayed. Take all the people of war with you and arise, go up to Ai; see, I have given into your hand the king of Ai, his people, his city, and his land.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Jehovah said unto Joshua, Fear not, neither be thou dismayed: take all the people of war with thee, and arise, go up to Ai; see, I have given into thy hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land;
- American Standard Version (1901)

Then the Lord said to Joshua, Have no fear and do not be troubled: take with you all the fighting-men and go up against Ai: for I have given into your hands the king of Ai and his people and his town and his land:
- Basic English Bible

And Jehovah said to Joshua, Fear not, neither be dismayed. Take with thee all the people of war, and arise, go up to Ai. See, I have given into thy hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land.
- Darby Bible

And the LORD said to Joshua, Fear not, neither be thou dismayed: take all the people of war with thee, and arise, go up to Ai: see, I have given into thy hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land:
- Webster's Bible

Yahweh said to Joshua, "Don't be afraid, neither be dismayed. Take all the people of war with you, and arise, go up to Ai. Behold, I have given into your hand the king of Ai, with his people, his city, and his land.
- World English Bible

And Jehovah saith unto Joshua, `Fear not, nor be affrighted, take with thee all the people of war, and rise, go up to Ai; see, I have given into thy hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And the LORD said unto Joshua: 'Fear not, neither be thou dismayed; take all the people of war with thee, and arise, go up to Ai; see, I have given into thy hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 8:1


8:1 Take all the people - That all of them might be partakers of this first spoil, and thereby encouraged to proceed in their work. The weak multitude indeed were not to go, because they might have hindered them in the following stratagem; and it was but fit that the military men who run the greatest hazards, should have the precedency in the spoils.


Discussion for Joshua 8

  • Linda D.
    Chapter 8 reminds the believer to be diligent in terms of following GOD 'S directives. By following HIS directives, we will remain conquerors in the face of the most severe battles!
  • Jean brown
    THERE WAS A REASON FOR SUCH A SMART MILITARY MOVE THAT GOD HAD JOSHUA MAKE AGAINST THEIR ENEMIES. WITHOUT GODS LEADING THEY WOULD HAVE PERISHED ,BY THE HAND OF THESE ENIMIES ,AND NOT HAVE REACHED GOD 'S DESTANY FOR THEM TO THIS DAY .
  • Pamela Phillips
    I believe we must hold onto God during stuff times, against all attacks they may come upon us. In this Chapter there are five words that are repeated which gives me hope, " And it came to pass ". So whatever battle we are facing it will pass in the name of Jesus!
  • Charlie frank
    what happened to love thy neighbour i guess it wasn t manditory back in the day if god had the power to let joshua take on the people of ai and win why couldn t it be done peacefully
  • Anonymous
    i have a question, why are people condemming other versions bible
  • Prince Elliot Uamai
    Have you actually pondered on the reasons and the effect of the spear the Lord asked Joshua to stretched out towards Ai? To me, the spear jerked those soldiers in ambush into action and at the same time connotes total elimination of the heathen nation, Ai. Joshua never withdrew his hand until a land-slide victory was achieved. We need to fear this God. He is indeed a 'Man' of war.

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