Joshua 8:13

“And when they had set the people, even all the host that was on the north of the city, and their liers in wait on the west of the city, Joshua went that night into the midst of the valley.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Joshua 8:13

And when they had set the people, euen all the hoste that was on the North of the city, and their liers in wait on the West of the citie: Ioshua went that night into the midst of the valley.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

So they stationed the people, all the army that was on the north side of the city, and its rear guard on the west side of the city, and Joshua spent that night in the midst of the valley.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

So they set the people, even all the host that was on the north of the city, and their liers-in-wait that were on the west of the city; and Joshua went that night into the midst of the valley.
- American Standard Version (1901)

So all the people were in their places, the army on the north side of the town and the secret force on the west; and that night Joshua went down into the valley.
- Basic English Bible

And when they had set the people, the whole camp on the north of the city, and their ambush on the west of the city, Joshua went that night into the midst of the valley.
- Darby Bible

And when they had set the people, even all the host that was on the north of the city, and their liers in wait on the west of the city, Joshua went that night into the midst of the valley.
- Webster's Bible

So they set the people, even all the army who was on the north of the city, and their ambush on the west of the city; and Joshua went that night into the midst of the valley.
- World English Bible

and they set the people, all the camp which [is] on the north of the city, and its rear on the west of the city, and Joshua goeth on that night into the midst of the valley.
- Youngs Literal Bible

So the people set themselves in array, even all the host that was on the north of the city, their rear lying in wait on the west of the city; and Joshua went that night into the midst of the vale.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible Commentary for Joshua 8:13

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 8:13


8:13 Joshua went - Namely, accompanied with a small part of the host now mentioned, that is, very early in the morning, when it was yet dark, as is said in a like case, #John 20:1|, whence it is here called night, though it was early in the morning, as is said, #Jos 8:10|, for it seems most probable, that all was done in one night's space, and in this manner; Joshua sends away the ambush by night, ver.#3|, and lodgeth that night with twenty - five thousand men, ver.#9|, not far from the city. But not able or willing to sleep all night, he rises very early, ver.#10|, and numbers his men, which by the help of the several officers was quietly done, and so immediately leads them towards Ai; and while it was yet duskish or night, he goes into the midst of the valley, ver.#13|, and when the day dawns he is discovered by the king and people of Ai, who thereupon rose up early to fight with them, ver.#14|. The valley - Which was near the city, thereby to allure them forth.


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