Joshua 3:12
New International Version
Now then, choose twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one from each tribe.

New Living Translation
Now choose twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one from each tribe.

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

Berean Study Bible
Now choose twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one from each tribe.

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

New King James Version
Now therefore, take for yourselves twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one man from every tribe.

New American Standard Bible
Now then, take for yourselves twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one man for each tribe.

NASB 1995
"Now then, take for yourselves twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one man for each tribe.

NASB 1977
“Now then, take for yourselves twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one man for each tribe.

Amplified Bible
So now take for yourselves twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one man from each tribe.

Christian Standard Bible
Now choose twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one man for each tribe.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now choose 12 men from the tribes of Israel, one man for each tribe.

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

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Therefore take to you twelve men from all the tribes of Israel, one man from each tribe

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Choose for yourselves twelve men of the sons of Israel, one of each tribe.

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.

Good News Translation
Now choose twelve men, one from each of the tribes of Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Choose one man from each of the 12 tribes of Israel.

International Standard Version
So take for yourselves twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one man from each tribe.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Now therefore take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, for every tribe a man.

Literal Standard Version
and now, take for yourselves twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, one man—one man for a tribe;

NET Bible
Now select for yourselves twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one per tribe.

New Heart English Bible
Now therefore take twelve men from the children of Israel, one man for each tribe.

World English Bible
Now therefore take twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, for every tribe a man.

Young's Literal Translation
and now, take for you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, one man -- one man for a tribe;

Additional Translations ...
Context
Crossing the Jordan
11Behold, the ark of the covenant of the Lord of all the earth will go ahead of you into the Jordan. 12Now choose twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one from each tribe. 13When the feet of the priests who carry the ark of the LORD—the Lord of all the earth—touch down in the waters of the Jordan, its flowing waters will be cut off and will stand up in a heap.”…

Cross References
Joshua 4:2
"Choose twelve men from among the people, one from each tribe,

Joshua 3:13
When the feet of the priests who carry the ark of the LORD--the Lord of all the earth--touch down in the waters of the Jordan, its flowing waters will be cut off and will stand up in a heap."


Treasury of Scripture

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

Joshua 4:2,9
Take you twelve men out of the people, out of every tribe a man, …









(12) Take you twelve men.--These were selected beforehand and kept in readiness, that there might be no delay in the work which they had to do (Joshua 4:3).

Verse 12. - Take you twelve men. Joshua commands the election of twelve men previous to the passage of the Jordan, and in pursuance of the command he had already (Joshua 4:2; cf. note on ver. 2) received from God. The reason for which they were to be chosen was probably not communicated to the Israelites till after the passage had taken place. Masius thinks that it would make the narrative clearer, "si proximum is versiculum sequeretur." But see note on Joshua 4:1.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Now
וְעַתָּ֗ה (wə·‘at·tāh)
Conjunctive waw | Adverb
Strong's 6258: At this time

choose
קְח֤וּ (qə·ḥū)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - masculine plural
Strong's 3947: To take

twelve
שְׁנֵ֣י (šə·nê)
Number - mdc
Strong's 8147: Two (a cardinal number)

men
אִ֔ישׁ (’îš)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 376: A man as an individual, a male person

from the tribes
מִשִּׁבְטֵ֖י (miš·šiḇ·ṭê)
Preposition-m | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 7626: Rod, staff, club, scepter, tribe

of Israel,
יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

one
אֶחָ֥ד (’e·ḥāḏ)
Number - masculine singular
Strong's 259: United, one, first

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


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