Joshua 3:12
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English Standard Version
Now therefore take twelve men from the tribes of Israel, from each tribe a man.

King James Bible
Now therefore take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, out of every tribe a man.

American Standard Version
Now therefore take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, for every tribe a man.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Prepare ye twelve men of the tribes of Israel, one of every tribe.

English Revised Version
Now therefore take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, for every tribe a man.

Webster's Bible Translation
Now therefore take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, out of every tribe a man.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

Joshua then issued instructions (a) to the people to sanctify themselves, because on the morrow the Lord would do wonders among them; and (b) to the priests, to carry the ark of the covenant in front of the people. The issuing of these commands with the prediction of the miracle presupposes that the Lord had already made known His will to Joshua, and serves to confirm our conclusions as to the arrangement of the materials. The sanctification of the people did not consist in the washing of their clothes, which is mentioned in Exodus 19:10, Exodus 19:14, in connection with the act of sanctification, for there was no time for this; nor did it consist in merely changing their clothes, which might be a substitute for washing, according to Genesis 35:2, or in abstinence from connubial intercourse (Exodus 19:15), for this was only the outward side of sanctification. It consisted in spiritual purification also, i.e., in turning the heart to God, in faith and trust in His promise, and in willing obedience to His commandments, that they should lay to heart in a proper way the miracle of grace which the Lord was about to work in the midst of them and on their behalf on the following day. "Wonders:" those miraculous displays of the omnipotence of God for the realization of His covenant of grace, which He had already promised in connection with the conquest of Canaan (Exodus 34:10). In Joshua 3:6, where the command to the priests is given, the fulfilment of the command is also mentioned, and the course of events anticipated in consequence.

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Joshua 4:2
"Take twelve men from the people, from each tribe a man,

Joshua 3:13
And when the soles of the feet of the priests bearing the ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth, shall rest in the waters of the Jordan, the waters of the Jordan shall be cut off from flowing, and the waters coming down from above shall stand in one heap."

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