Joshua 4:13

“About fourty thousand prepared for war, passed ouer before the Lord vnto battell, to the plaines of Iericho.”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

About forty thousand prepared for war passed over before the LORD unto battle, to the plains of Jericho.
- King James Version

about 40,000 equipped for war, crossed for battle before the LORD to the desert plains of Jericho.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

about forty thousand ready armed for war passed over before Jehovah unto battle, to the plains of Jericho.
- American Standard Version (1901)

About forty thousand armed for war went over before the Lord to the fight, to the lowlands of Jericho.
- Basic English Bible

About forty thousand armed for military service passed over before Jehovah to the war, unto the plains of Jericho.
- Darby Bible

About forty thousand prepared for war passed over before the LORD to battle, to the plains of Jericho.
- Webster's Bible

About forty thousand men, ready and armed for war passed over before Yahweh to battle, to the plains of Jericho.
- World English Bible

about forty thousand, armed ones of the host, passed over before Jehovah for battle, unto the plains of Jericho.
- Youngs Literal Bible

about forty thousand ready armed for war passed on in the presence of the LORD unto battle, to the plains of Jericho.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 4:13


4:13 Before the Lord - Either, before the ark, or, in the presence of God who observed whether they would keep their covenant made with their brethren, or not.


Discussion for Joshua 4

  • Emma
    Our God is mighty in battle. He decrees, no one cancels. As He was then, that's how He is now Heb. 13:8 Glory be to Him in the highest Amen.
  • Crystal
    I think god wants us to learn the importance of keeping to his commandments
  • BSP
    Verse 7~The Israelites were to pass down to their children the history of how Jehovah God took care of them and delivered them and this would help their children build faith and trust in God.
  • Christ Magnified Glorifying Jesus
    Enjoying reading through the Bible in a year. Have been playing "catchup" for over a week now. That is ok. I love how the Israelites were told to teach their children by many means (monuments, feasts, days etc) about God and their deliverance.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    Mighty indeed is the Lord. There is no one like Him. As He parted Jordan and the Red Sea, He will part all challenges facing us but we have to trust, love and obey Him. God should give us the grace to serve Him with all our heart and soul.
  • KerryAnn
    The stones is a reminder to human due to the fact that we often forget the goodness of God and turn aside to idols the fear of God is the beginning of wisdom let us teach our children the fear of the Lord and their days will be long upon the land with the Lord our God giveth thee

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