Joshua 1:12

“And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to half the tribe of Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying,”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Joshua 1:12

And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to halfe the tribe of Manasseh, spake Ioshua, saying,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

To the Reubenites and to the Gadites and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joshua said,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying,
- American Standard Version (1901)

And to the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joshua said,
- Basic English Bible

And to the Reubenites and to the Gadites and to half the tribe of Manasseh spoke Joshua, saying,
- Darby Bible

And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to half the tribe of Manasseh, spoke Joshua, saying,
- Webster's Bible

Joshua spoke to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, saying,
- World English Bible

And to the Reubenite, and to the Gadite, and to the half of the tribe of Manasseh, hath Joshua spoken, saying,
- Youngs Literal Bible

And to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, spoke Joshua, saying:
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Joshua 1:12

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 1:12


1:10 The officers of the people - These who commanded under Joshua, in their respective tribes and families, attended him for orders, which they were to transmit to the people.

1:11 Prepare you victuals - For although Manna was given them to supply their want of ordinary provisions in the wilderness; yet they were allowed, when they had opportunity, to purchase other provisions, and did so, #Deut 2:6|,28. And now having been some time in the land of the Amorites, and together with Manna used themselves to other food, which that country plentifully supplied them with; they are warned to furnish themselves therewith for their approaching march. Three days - These words, though placed here, seem not to have been delivered by Joshua 'till after the return of the spies; such transpositions being frequent in scripture. And hence it comes, that these three days mentioned here below, after the history of the spies, are again repeated #Josh 3:2|.

1:13 Commanded you - His charge to you, and your promise to him. Rest - That is, a place of rest, as that word signifies.

1:14 Before their brethren - In the front of all of them; which was but reasonable; because they had the advantage of their brethren, having actually received their portion, which their brethren had only in hope, because they were freed from those impediments which the rest were exposed to, their wives, and children, and estates being safely lodged; and to prevent their withdrawing themselves from the present service, which they otherwise would have had temptation to do, because of the nearness of their habitations. Armed - For by this time they were well furnished with arms, which they had either from the Egyptians, Amalekites, or Amorites, from whom they had taken them; or by purchase from those people by whose borders they passed. Men of valour - All such were obliged to go over if occasion required it, but Joshua took only some of them, because they were sufficient for his purpose, and because some were fit to be left, both to secure their own wives, children, and possessions, and to prevent their enemies on that side from giving them disturbance in their enterprise upon Canaan.


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