Joshua 4:11

“And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over, that the ark of the LORD passed over, and the priests, in the presence of the people.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Joshua 4:11

And it came to passe when all the people were cleane passed ouer, that the Arke of the Lord passed ouer, and the Priests in the presence of the people.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and when all the people had finished crossing, the ark of the LORD and the priests crossed before the people.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over, that the ark of Jehovah passed over, and the priests, in the presence of the people.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And when all the people had come to the other side, the ark of the Lord went over, and the priests, before the eyes of the people.
- Basic English Bible

And it came to pass, when all the people had completely gone over, that the ark of Jehovah went over, and the priests, in the presence of the people.
- Darby Bible

And it came to pass, when all the people had quite passed over, that the ark of the LORD passed over, and the priests in the presence of the people.
- Webster's Bible

It happened, when all the people had completely passed over, that the ark of Yahweh passed over, with the priests, in the presence of the people.
- World English Bible

And it cometh to pass when all the people have completed to pass over, that the ark of Jehovah passeth over, and the priests, in the presence of the people;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And it came to pass, when all the people were clean passed over, that the ark of the LORD passed on, and the priests, before the people.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Joshua 4:11

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 4:11


4:9 Twelve stones - These stones are not the same with those which a man could carry upon his shoulder, ver.#5|. They might be very much larger; and being set up in two rows one above another, might be seen, at least when the water was low, especially where it was shallow, as it was ordinarily, though not at this time, when Jordan overflowed all its banks. Add to this, that the waters of Jordan are very clear; therefore these stones might be seen in it, either by those who stood upon the shore, because the river was not broad; or by those that passed in boats. Unto this day - This might be written, either by Joshua who probably wrote this book near 20 years after this was done: or, by some other holy man divinely inspired, who inserted this and some such passages both in this book and in the writings of Moses.

4:10 Commanded Joshua - Not particularly, but in general; because he commanded Joshua to observe and do all that God had commanded him by Moses, and all that he should command him any other way. Hasted - That is, passed over with haste, an argument of their fear, or weakness of their faith; as on the contrary, the priests are commended that they stood firm, and settled in their minds, as well as in the posture of their bodies.

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.


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