Joshua 4:6

“That this may be a signe among you, that when your children aske their fathers in time to come, saying, What meane you by these stones?”

1611 King James Version (KJV)




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Other Translations

That this may be a sign among you, [that] when your children ask [their fathers] in time to come, saying, What [mean] ye by these stones?
- King James Version

"Let this be a sign among you, so that when your children ask later, saying, 'What do these stones mean to you?'
- New American Standard Version (1995)

that this may be a sign among you, that, when your children ask in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones?
- American Standard Version (1901)

So that this may be a sign among you; when your children say to you in time to come, What is the reason for these stones?
- Basic English Bible

that this may be a sign in your midst. When your children ask hereafter, saying, What mean ye by these stones?
- Darby Bible

That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean ye by these stones?
- Webster's Bible

that this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask in time to come, saying, 'What do you mean by these stones?'
- World English Bible

so that this is a sign in your midst, when your children ask hereafter, saying, What [are] these stones to you?
- Youngs Literal Bible

that this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask in time to come, saying: What mean ye by these stones?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 4:6


4:6 A sign - A monument or memorial of this day's work.


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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