Joshua 8:10

“And Joshua rose up early in the morning, and numbered the people, and went up, he and the elders of Israel, before the people to Ai.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Ioshua rose vp early in the morning, and numbred the people, and went vp; he, and the Elders of Israel, before the people to Ai.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

Now Joshua rose early in the morning and mustered the people, and he went up with the elders of Israel before the people to Ai.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And Joshua arose up early in the morning, and mustered the people, and went up, he and the elders of Israel, before the people to Ai.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And early in the morning Joshua got up, and put the people in order, and he and the chiefs of Israel went up before the people to Ai.
- Basic English Bible

And Joshua rose early in the morning, and inspected the people, and went up, he and the elders of Israel, before the people to Ai.
- Darby Bible

And Joshua rose early in the morning, and numbered the people, and went up, he and the elders of Israel, before the people to Ai.
- Webster's Bible

Joshua rose up early in the morning, mustered the people, and went up, he and the elders of Israel, before the people to Ai.
- World English Bible

And Joshua riseth early in the morning, and inspecteth the people, and goeth up, he and the elders of Israel, before the people to Ai;
- Youngs Literal Bible

And Joshua rose up early in the morning, and numbered the people, and went up, he and the elders of Israel, before the people to Ai.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 8:10


8:10 The people - Heb. that people, not all the people of Israel; which was needless, and required more time than could now be spared; but the rest of that host of thirty thousand, whereof five thousand were sent away; the remainder are numbered, to see whether some of them had not withdrawn themselves, taking the advantage of the night, and of the design of laying an ambush; and that it might be evident, this work was done without any loss of men, whereby they might be encouraged to trust in God, and to proceed resolutely in their work. The elders of Israel - The chief magistrates and rulers of Israel under Joshua; and these, I suppose, went with Joshua, and with the army, to take care that the cattle and the spoil of the city, which was given by God to all Israel for a prey, ver.#2|, 27, might be justly and equally divided between those that went to battle, and the rest of the people.


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