Joshua 18:4
New International Version
Appoint three men from each tribe. I will send them out to make a survey of the land and to write a description of it, according to the inheritance of each. Then they will return to me.

New Living Translation
Select three men from each tribe, and I will send them out to explore the land and map it out. They will then return to me with a written report of their proposed divisions of their new homeland.

English Standard Version
Provide three men from each tribe, and I will send them out that they may set out and go up and down the land. They shall write a description of it with a view to their inheritances, and then come to me.

Berean Study Bible
Appoint three men from each tribe, and I will send them out to survey the land and map it out, according to the inheritance of each. Then they will return to me

New American Standard Bible
"Provide for yourselves three men from each tribe that I may send them, and that they may arise and walk through the land and write a description of it according to their inheritance; then they shall return to me.

King James Bible
Give out from among you three men for each tribe: and I will send them, and they shall rise, and go through the land, and describe it according to the inheritance of them; and they shall come again to me.

Christian Standard Bible
Appoint for yourselves three men from each tribe, and I will send them out. They are to go and survey the land, write a description of it for the purpose of their inheritance, and return to me.

Good News Translation
Let me have three men from each tribe. I will send them out over the whole country to map out the territory that they would like to have as their possession. Then they are to come back to me.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Appoint for yourselves three men from each tribe, and I will send them out. They are to go and survey the land, write a description of it for the purpose of their inheritance, and return to me.

International Standard Version
Appoint three men from each tribe and I'll send them. They'll begin to go through the land and record a description of it, categorized according to their inheritance, and then they'll report back to me.

NET Bible
Pick three men from each tribe. I will send them out to walk through the land and make a map of it for me.

New Heart English Bible
Appoint for you three men of each tribe. I will send them, and they shall arise, walk through the land, and describe it according to their inheritance; and they shall come to me.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Choose three men from each tribe, and I will send them out. They will survey the land and write a description of it which shows [the borders of] their inheritance. Then they will come back to me.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Appoint for you three men for each tribe; and I will send them, and they shall arise, and walk through the land, and describe it according to their inheritance; and they shall come unto me.

New American Standard 1977
“Provide for yourselves three men from each tribe that I may send them, and that they may arise and walk through the land and write a description of it according to their inheritance; then they shall return to me.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Indicate from among you three men for each tribe that I may send them and let them arise and walk through the land and draw it according to its inheritances; and they shall return unto me.

King James 2000 Bible
Pick out from among you three men from each tribe: and I will send them, and they shall rise, and go through the land, and survey it according to their inheritance; and they shall come again to me.

American King James Version
Give out from among you three men for each tribe: and I will send them, and they shall rise, and go through the land, and describe it according to the inheritance of them; and they shall come again to me.

American Standard Version
Appoint for you three men of each tribe: and I will send them, and they shall arise, and walk through the land, and describe it according to their inheritance; and they shall come unto me.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Appoint of yourselves three men of each tribe, and let them rise up and go through the land, and let them describe it before me, as it will be proper to divide it.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Choose of every tribe three men, that I may send them, and they may go and compass the land, and mark it out according to the number of each multitude: and bring back to me what they have marked out.

Darby Bible Translation
Provide you three men for a tribe; that I may send them, and they shall rise and go through the land, and describe it according to the proportion of their inheritance, and they shall come to me.

English Revised Version
Appoint for you three men for each tribe: and I will send them, and they shall arise, and walk through the land, and describe it according to their inheritance; and they shall come unto me.

Webster's Bible Translation
Select from among you three men for each tribe: and I will send them, and they shall rise, and go through the land, and describe it according to the inheritance of them, and they shall come again to me.

World English Bible
Appoint for yourselves three men from each tribe. I will send them, and they shall arise, walk through the land, and describe it according to their inheritance; and they shall come to me.

Young's Literal Translation
Give for you three men for a tribe, and I send them, and they rise and go up and down through the land, and describe it according to their inheritance, and come in unto me,
Study Bible
The Remainder Divided
3So Joshua said to the Israelites, “How long will you neglect to go out and possess the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you? 4Appoint three men from each tribe, and I will send them out to survey the land and map it out, according to the inheritance of each. Then they will return to me 5and divide the land into seven portions. Judah shall remain in their territory in the south and the house of Joseph shall remain in their territory in the north.…
Cross References
Joshua 18:3
So Joshua said to the Israelites, "How long will you neglect to go out and possess the land that the LORD, the God of your fathers, has given you?

Joshua 18:5
and divide the land into seven portions. Judah shall remain in their territory in the south and the house of Joseph shall remain in their territory in the north.

Micah 2:5
Therefore, you will have no one in the assembly of the LORD to divide the land by lot.

Treasury of Scripture

Give out from among you three men for each tribe: and I will send them, and they shall rise, and go through the land, and describe it according to the inheritance of them; and they shall come again to me.

three

Joshua 18:3
And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long are ye slack to go to possess the land, which the LORD God of your fathers hath given you?

Joshua 3:12
Now therefore take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, out of every tribe a man.

Joshua 4:2
Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man,

describe

Joshua 18:6,9
Ye shall therefore describe the land into seven parts, and bring the description hither to me, that I may cast lots for you here before the LORD our God…







Lexicon
Appoint
הָב֥וּ (hā·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3051: To give, to put, imperatively, come

three
שְׁלֹשָׁ֥ה (šə·lō·šāh)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7969: Three, third, thrice

men
אֲנָשִׁ֖ים (’ă·nā·šîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 376: A man as an individual, a male person

from each tribe,
לַשָּׁ֑בֶט (laš·šā·ḇeṭ)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7626: Rod, staff, club, scepter, tribe

and I will send them out
וְאֶשְׁלָחֵ֗ם (wə·’eš·lā·ḥêm)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect Cohortative if contextual - first person common singular | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 7971: To send away, for, out

to survey
וְיִֽתְהַלְּכ֥וּ (wə·yiṯ·hal·lə·ḵū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hitpael - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 1980: To go, come, walk

the land
בָאָ֛רֶץ (ḇā·’ā·reṣ)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

and map it out,
וְיִכְתְּב֥וּ (wə·yiḵ·tə·ḇū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3789: To grave, to write

according to
לְפִ֥י (lə·p̄î)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 6310: The mouth, edge, portion, side, according to

the inheritance of each.
נַֽחֲלָתָ֖ם (na·ḥă·lā·ṯām)
Noun - feminine singular construct | third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5159: Something inherited, occupancy, an heirloom, an estate, patrimony, portion

Then they will return
וְיָבֹ֥אוּ (wə·yā·ḇō·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to me
אֵלָֽי׃ (’ê·lāy)
Preposition | first person common singular
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to
Verse 4. - Give out from among you. Calvin enlarges much upon the boldness of these twenty-one men in venturing upon the task of the survey, rightly supposing that the difficulty of the task was enhanced by the number who undertook it (see note on Joshua 14:12). And here it is impossible to come to any other conclusion than that the twenty-one commissioners went together, for the object of their selection was to obviate complaints of a kind which, as we have already seen, the Israelites were not slow to make (see Joshua 17:14-18). But the Israelites had inspired quite sufficient awe into the inhabitants of the land to make such a general survey by no means a difficult task. Nor is it probable that the commissioners were unprovided with an escort. Three men for each tribe. Literally, for the tribe. This selection, which was intended to secure an impartial description of the country, would render impossible all future complaints, since the boundaries would be settled according to reports sent in by the representatives of each tribe. 18:2-10 After a year or more, Joshua blamed their slackness, and told them how to proceed. God, by his grace, has given us a title to a good land, the heavenly Canaan, but we are slack to take possession of it; we enter not into that rest, as we might by faith, and hope, and holy joy. How long shall it be thus with us? How long shall we thus stand in our own light, and forsake our own mercies for lying vanities? Joshua stirs the Israelites up to take possession of their lots. He is ready to do his part, if they will do theirs.
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