Joshua 4:21

“And he spake vnto the children of Israel, saying, When your children shal aske their fathers in time to come, saying, What meane these stones?”

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Other Translations

And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What [mean] these stones?
- King James Version

He said to the sons of Israel, "When your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, 'What are these stones?'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean these stones?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said to the children of Israel, When your children say to their fathers in time to come, What is the reason for these stones?
- Basic English Bible

And he spoke to the children of Israel, saying, When your children hereafter ask their fathers, saying, What [mean] these stones?
- Darby Bible

And he spoke to the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean these stones?
- Webster's Bible

He spoke to the children of Israel, saying, "When your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, 'What do these stones mean?'
- World English Bible

And he speaketh unto the sons of Israel, saying, `When your sons ask their fathers hereafter, saying, What [are] these stones?
- Youngs Literal Bible

And he spoke unto the children of Israel, saying: 'When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying: What mean these stones?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Discussion for Joshua 4

  • 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
  • Jacqueline
    Trust in God, He's our ROCK !!!

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