|New International Version (© 2011)|
When they returned to Joshua, they said, "Not all the army will have to go up against Ai. Send two or three thousand men to take it and do not weary the whole army, for only a few people live there."
King James Bible
And they returned to Joshua, and said unto him, Let not all the people go up; but let about two or three thousand men go up and smite Ai; and make not all the people to labour thither; for they are but few.
American Standard Version
And they returned to Joshua, and said unto him, Let not all the people go up; but let about two or three thousand men go up and smite Ai; make not all the people to toil thither; for they are but few.
Young's Literal Translation
and they turn back unto Joshua, and say unto him, 'Let not all the people go up; let about two thousand men, or about three thousand men, go up, and they smite Ai; cause not all the people to labour thither; for they are few.'
Joshua 7:3 Additional TranslationsTreasury of Scripture Knowledge
about two [heb] about
2000 men, or about
Proverbs 13:4 The soul of the sluggard desires, and has nothing: but the soul of the diligent shall be made fat.
Proverbs 21:25 The desire of the slothful kills him; for his hands refuse to labor.
Luke 13:24 Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say to you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.
Hebrews 4:11 Let us labor therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.
Hebrews 6:11,12 And we desire that every one of you do show the same diligence to the full assurance of hope to the end...
2 Peter 1:5,10 And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge...
Joshua 7:3 Parallel CommentariesAi Attack Joshua Labor Need Smite Strike Thither Thousand Three Toil Weary WholeAi Attack Joshua Labor Need Smite Strike Thither Thousand Three Toil Weary WholeTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Joshua 7:2 Now Joshua sent men from Jericho to Ai, which is near Beth Aven to the east of Bethel, and told them, "Go up and spy out the region." So the men went up and spied out Ai.
Joshua 7:4 So about three thousand went up; but they were routed by the men of Ai,