Joshua 24:3

“And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And I tooke your father Abraham frō the other side of the flood, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gaue him Isaac.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

'Then I took your father Abraham from beyond the River, and led him through all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his descendants and gave him Isaac.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And I took your father Abraham from beyond the River, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the River, guiding him through all the land of Canaan; I made his offspring great in number, and gave him Isaac.
- Basic English Bible

And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the river, and led him throughout the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed and gave him Isaac.
- Darby Bible

And I took your father Abraham from the other side of the flood, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac.
- Webster's Bible

I took your father Abraham from beyond the River, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac.
- World English Bible

and I take your father Abraham from beyond the River, and cause him to go through all the land of Canaan, and multiply his seed, and give to him Isaac.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And I took your father Abraham from beyond the River, and led him throughout all the land of Canaan, and multiplied his seed, and gave him Isaac.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 24:3


24:3 I took - I snatched him out of that idolatrous place, and took him into acquaintance and covenant with myself, which was the highest honour and happiness he was capable of. And led - That is I brought him after his father's death into Canaan, #Gen 12:1|, and I conducted and preserved him in all his travels through the several parts of Canaan. And multiplied - That is, gave him a numerous posterity, not only by Hagar and Keturah, but even by Sarah and by Isaac. Gave Isaac - By my special power and grace to be heir of my covenant, and all my promises, and the seed in or by which all the nations were to be blessed.


Discussion for Joshua 24:3

  • Marilyn for verse 3
    I understand the "other sde of the flood" to reference the days after the flood. I can see what some have referred to as a "New Age." Before the flood God saw the great wickedness of man and He destroyed mankind (Save Noah and his family; hence old age) After the flood God called Abraham into right relationship with Him and established the New Age; hence The Everlasting Covenant with His plan of Redemption.

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