Joshua 3:1
Parallel Verses
New International Version
Early in the morning Joshua and all the Israelites set out from Shittim and went to the Jordan, where they camped before crossing over.

New Living Translation
Early the next morning Joshua and all the Israelites left Acacia Grove and arrived at the banks of the Jordan River, where they camped before crossing.

English Standard Version
Then Joshua rose early in the morning and they set out from Shittim. And they came to the Jordan, he and all the people of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over.

New American Standard Bible
Then Joshua rose early in the morning; and he and all the sons of Israel set out from Shittim and came to the Jordan, and they lodged there before they crossed.

King James Bible
And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Joshua started early the next morning and left the Acacia Grove with all the Israelites. They went as far as the Jordan and stayed there before crossing.

International Standard Version
Joshua got up early the next morning. Accompanied by all the Israelis, he set out from the Acacia groves and arrived at the Jordan River, where they encamped before crossing it.

NET Bible
Bright and early the next morning Joshua and the Israelites left Shittim and came to the Jordan. They camped there before crossing the river.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Joshua got up early the next morning. He and all the Israelites left Shittim. They came to the Jordan River, where they camped before crossing.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim and came to the Jordan, he and all the sons of Israel and lodged there before they passed over.

King James 2000 Bible
And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they set out from Shittim, and came to the Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over.

American King James Version
And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over.

American Standard Version
And Joshua rose up early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to the Jordan, he and all the children of Israel; and they lodged there before they passed over.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Josue rose before daylight, and removed the camp: and they departed from Setim, and came to the Jordan, he, and all the children of Israel, and they abode there for three days.

Darby Bible Translation
And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to the Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over.

English Revised Version
And Joshua rose up early in the morning, and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel; and they lodged there before they passed over.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over.

World English Bible
Joshua rose up early in the morning; and they moved from Shittim, and came to the Jordan, he and all the children of Israel. They lodged there before they passed over.

Young's Literal Translation
And Joshua riseth early in the morning, and they journey from Shittim, and come in unto the Jordan, he and all the sons of Israel, and they lodge there before they pass over.
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:1-6 The Israelites came to Jordan in faith, having been told that they should pass it. In the way of duty, let us proceed as far as we can, and depend on the Lord. Joshua led them. Particular notice is taken of his early rising, as afterwards upon other occasions, which shows how little he sought his own ease. Those who would bring great things to pass, must rise early. Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty. All in public stations should always attend to the duty of their place. The people were to follow the ark. Thus must we walk after the rule of the word, and the direction of the Spirit, in everything; so shall peace be upon us as upon the Israel of God; but we must follow our ministers only as they follow Christ. All their way through the wilderness was an untrodden path, but most so this through Jordan. While we are here, we must expect and prepare to pass ways that we have not passed before; but in the path of duty we may proceed with boldness and cheerfulness. Whether we are called to suffer poverty, pain, labour, persecution, reproach, or death, we are following the Author and Finisher of our faith; nor can we set our feet in any dangerous or difficult spot, through our whole journey, but faith will there see the prints of the Redeemer's feet, who trod that very path to glory above, and bids us follow him, that where he is, we may be also. They were to sanctify themselves. Would we experience the effects of God's love and power, we must put away sin, and be careful not to grieve the Holy Spirit of God.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 1. - And Joshua rose up early in the morning, i.e., after the return of the spies, and most likely (see Joshua 1:10, 11) on the morning on which the announcement was made to the children of Israel that they were to cross the Jordan. "This newes is brought but overnight, Joshua is on his way by morning, and prevents the sunne for haste. Delays, whether in the business of God or our owne, are hatefull and prejudiciall. Many a one loses the land of promise by lingering; if we neglect God's time, it is just with Him to crosse us in ours" (Bp. Hall). And they removed from Shittim. Literally, from the acacias (see note on Joshua 2:1). To do this completely, and to be quite ready for the crossing, would, as Rosenmuller thinks, require the greater part of three days. But it adds that "they lodged (לִין) there before they passed over." But this need be no difficulty. The great mass of the people could easily leave the acacia meadows on the higher ground, and encamp on the brink of the Jordan, while the remaining two days might be spent in making the necessary arrangements for the crossing. For we must remember (as Keil observes) that, not only a body of armed men, but their women and children, and all their possessions, had to be led safely across. "Though they were not told how they should pass the river, yet they went forward in faith, having been told (Joshua 1:11), that they should pass it" (Matthew Henry).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Joshua rose early in the morning,.... The morning after the spies had returned and made their report; which, as Kimchi rightly observes, was the ninth of Nisan; for on the morrow, which was the tenth, the people passed over Jordan, see Joshua 3:5. Moses, according to the Jewish writers, died on the seventh of Adar or February; the thirty days of his mourning ended the seventh of Nisan or March; two days before they were ended the spies were sent, who returned on the eighth day of the month; and the morning following Joshua rose early, which shows his readiness and alacrity to proceed in the expedition he was directed and encouraged to:

and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan; from Shittim in the plains of Moab, to the river Jordan:

he and all the children of Israel; he as their general, and they an army of six hundred thousand fighting men under him, besides women and children, and others that came along with them:

and lodged there before they passed over; lay there encamped a night before they passed over the river Jordan.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

CHAPTER 3

Jos 3:1-6. Joshua Comes to Jordan.

1. Joshua rose early in the morning—On the day following that on which the spies had returned with their encouraging report. The camp was broken up in "Shittim" (the acacia groves), and removed to the eastern bank of the Jordan. The duration of their stay is indicated (Jos 3:2), being, according to Hebrew reckoning, only one entire day, including the evening of arrival and the morning of the passage; and such a time would be absolutely necessary for so motley an assemblage of men, women, and children, with all their gear and cattle to make ready for going into an enemy's country.

Joshua 3:1 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Crossing of the Jordan
1Then Joshua rose early in the morning; and he and all the sons of Israel set out from Shittim and came to the Jordan, and they lodged there before they crossed. 2At the end of three days the officers went through the midst of the camp;…
Cross References
Joshua 2:1
Then Joshua son of Nun secretly sent two spies from Shittim. "Go, look over the land," he said, "especially Jericho." So they went and entered the house of a prostitute named Rahab and stayed there.

Micah 6:5
My people, remember what Balak king of Moab plotted and what Balaam son of Beor answered. Remember your journey from Shittim to Gilgal, that you may know the righteous acts of the LORD."
Treasury of Scripture

And Joshua rose early in the morning; and they removed from Shittim, and came to Jordan, he and all the children of Israel, and lodged there before they passed over.

rose early Archbishop Usher supposes, that this was upon Wednesday, the

Joshua 1:3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread on, that have …

Genesis 22:3 And Abraham rose up early in the morning, and saddled his donkey, …

Psalm 119:60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep your commandments.

Jeremiah 7:13 And now, because you have done all these works, said the LORD, and …

Jeremiah 25:3 From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, …

Jeremiah 26:5 To listen to the words of my servants the prophets, whom I sent to …

Mark 1:35 And in the morning, rising up a great while before day, he went out, …

Shittim

Joshua 2:1 And Joshua the son of Nun sent out of Shittim two men to spy secretly, …

Numbers 25:1 And Israel stayed in Shittim, and the people began to commit prostitution …

Micah 6:5 O my people, remember now what Balak king of Moab consulted, and …

Jordan Jordan, called by the Arabs El Sharia, takes its rise in Anti-Libanus, about twelve miles north of Caesarea Philippi, now Bannias; and, having run about twelve miles southward, it receives a considerable stream, which is now called the Moiet Hasbeia. About

Jump to Previous
Camped Children Crossed Crossing Early Israel Israelites Jordan Joshua Journey Lodged Morning Moved Moving Night Passed Removed Rose Shittim
Jump to Next
Camped Children Crossed Crossing Early Israel Israelites Jordan Joshua Journey Lodged Morning Moved Moving Night Passed Removed Rose Shittim
Links
Joshua 3:1 NIV
Joshua 3:1 NLT
Joshua 3:1 ESV
Joshua 3:1 NASB
Joshua 3:1 KJV

Joshua 3:1 Bible Apps
Joshua 3:1 Bible Suite
Joshua 3:1 Biblia Paralela
Joshua 3:1 Chinese Bible
Joshua 3:1 French Bible
Joshua 3:1 German Bible

Alphabetical: all and before came camped crossed crossing Early from he in Israel Israelites Jordan Joshua lodged morning of out over rose set Shittim sons the Then there they to went where

OT History: Joshua 3:1 Joshua rose up early in the morning (Josh. Jos) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

Bible Hub
Joshua 2:24
Top of Page
Top of Page