Joshua 4:13
New International Version
About forty thousand armed for battle crossed over before the LORD to the plains of Jericho for war.

New Living Translation
These armed men--about 40,000 strong--were ready for battle, and the LORD was with them as they crossed over to the plains of Jericho.

English Standard Version
About 40,000 ready for war passed over before the LORD for battle, to the plains of Jericho.

Berean Study Bible
About 40,000 troops armed for battle crossed over before the LORD into the plains of Jericho.

New American Standard Bible
about 40,000 equipped for war, crossed for battle before the LORD to the desert plains of Jericho.

King James Bible
About forty thousand prepared for war passed over before the LORD unto battle, to the plains of Jericho.

Christian Standard Bible
About forty thousand equipped for war crossed to the plains of Jericho in the LORD's presence.

Good News Translation
In the presence of the LORD about forty thousand men ready for war crossed over to the plain near Jericho.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
About 40,000 equipped for war crossed to the plains of Jericho in the LORD's presence.

International Standard Version
About 40,000 soldiers equipped to do battle in the LORD's presence crossed over to the desert plains of Jericho.

NET Bible
About forty thousand battle-ready troops marched past the LORD to fight on the plains of Jericho.

New Heart English Bible
About forty thousand men, ready and armed for war passed over before the LORD to battle, to the plains of Jericho.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
About 40,000 armed men crossed the river in front of the LORD to the plains of Jericho for battle.

JPS Tanakh 1917
about forty thousand ready armed for war passed on in the presence of the LORD unto battle, to the plains of Jericho.

New American Standard 1977
about 40,000, equipped for war, crossed for battle before the LORD to the desert plains of Jericho.

Jubilee Bible 2000
About forty thousand men prepared for war passed over before the LORD unto battle, towards the plains of Jericho.

King James 2000 Bible
About forty thousand prepared for war passed over before the LORD unto battle, to the plains of Jericho.

American King James Version
About forty thousand prepared for war passed over before the LORD to battle, to the plains of Jericho.

American Standard Version
about forty thousand ready armed for war passed over before Jehovah unto battle, to the plains of Jericho.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Forty thousand armed for battle went over before the Lord to war, to the city of Jericho.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And forty thousand fighting men by their troops, and bands, marched through the plains and fields of the city of Jericho.

Darby Bible Translation
About forty thousand armed for military service passed over before Jehovah to the war, unto the plains of Jericho.

English Revised Version
about forty thousand ready armed for war passed over before the LORD unto battle, to the plains of Jericho.

Webster's Bible Translation
About forty thousand prepared for war passed over before the LORD to battle, to the plains of Jericho.

World English Bible
About forty thousand men, ready and armed for war passed over before Yahweh to battle, to the plains of Jericho.

Young's Literal Translation
about forty thousand, armed ones of the host, passed over before Jehovah for battle, unto the plains of Jericho.
Study Bible
Twelve Stones from the Jordan
12The Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh crossed over before the Israelites, armed for battle as Moses had instructed them. 13About 40,000 troops armed for battle crossed over before the LORD into the plains of Jericho. 14On that day the LORD exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel, and they revered him all the days of his life, just as they had revered Moses.…
Cross References
Exodus 13:18
So God led the people around by the way of the wilderness toward the Red Sea. And the Israelites left the land of Egypt arrayed for battle.

Numbers 32:17
But we will arm ourselves and be ready to go ahead of the Israelites until we have brought them into their place. Meanwhile, our little ones will remain in the fortified cities for protection from the inhabitants of the land.

Deuteronomy 3:18
At that time I commanded you: "The LORD your God has given you this land to possess. All your warriors are to cross over, armed for battle, ahead of your brothers, the Israelites.

Joshua 4:12
The Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh crossed over before the Israelites, armed for battle as Moses had instructed them.

Joshua 4:14
On that day the LORD exalted Joshua in the sight of all Israel, and they revered him all the days of his life, just as they had revered Moses.

Jeremiah 39:5
But the army of the Chaldeans pursued them and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho. They seized him and brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon at Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he pronounced judgment on him.

Treasury of Scripture

About forty thousand prepared for war passed over before the LORD to battle, to the plains of Jericho.

prepared for war.

Ephesians 6:11
Put on the whole armour of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.

to the plains

Joshua 5:10
And the children of Israel encamped in Gilgal, and kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the month at even in the plains of Jericho.

2 Kings 25:5
And the army of the Chaldees pursued after the king, and overtook him in the plains of Jericho: and all his army were scattered from him.

Jeremiah 39:5
But the Chaldeans' army pursued after them, and overtook Zedekiah in the plains of Jericho: and when they had taken him, they brought him up to Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon to Riblah in the land of Hamath, where he gave judgment upon him.







Lexicon
About 40,000
כְּאַרְבָּעִ֥ים (kə·’ar·bā·‘îm)
Preposition-k | Number - common plural
Strong's Hebrew 705: Forty

troops armed
חֲלוּצֵ֣י (ḥă·lū·ṣê)
Verb - Qal - QalPassParticiple - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 2502: To pull off, to strip, to depart, to deliver, equip, present, strengthen

for battle
לַמִּלְחָמָ֔ה (lam·mil·ḥā·māh)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4421: A battle, war

crossed over
עָבְר֞וּ (‘ā·ḇə·rū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

before
לִפְנֵ֤י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

the LORD
יְהוָה֙ (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

into
אֶ֖ל (’el)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 413: Near, with, among, to

the plains
עַֽרְב֥וֹת (‘ar·ḇō·wṯ)
Noun - feminine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6160: Arabah -- a steppe or desert plain, also a desert valley running south from the Sea of Galilee

of Jericho.
יְרִיחֽוֹ׃ (yə·rî·ḥōw)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3405: Jericho -- a city in the Jordan Valley captured by Joshua
(13) About forty thousand.--The totals of these three tribes at the last census (Numbers 26) were:--Reuben (Numbers 26:7), 43,730; Gad (Numbers 26:18), 40,500; Manasseh (Numbers 26:34), 52,700, or for the exact half, 26, 350. Thus the entire force of the two and a half tribes might amount to 110,580. They therefore left more than half their number to protect their families and their dwellings. This does not seem inconsistent with the spirit of their agreement with Moses, or with the interpretation of that agreement by Joshua and their fellow-Israelites. (See Numbers 32:16-17; Numbers 32:24; Numbers 32:26.) The permission to build cities implies the right to fortify and defend them.

Reuben, Gad, and Simeon formed the second division on the march in the wilderness (Numbers 10:18-20). Why Reuben and Gad discarded Simeon, and associated themselves with part of Manasseh, is not explained. (See Names on the Gates of Pearl.--Simeon.)

Verse 13. - Prepared for war. εὔζωνοι, LXX. Literally, disencumbered, like the Latin expeditus. Unlike Numbers 31:5, the Hebrew has the article here. The meaning therefore may be "equipped men of the host," i.e., the light armed and active among them. If we translate thus, it is clear that all their armed men did not go over Jordan. The impedimenta were left behind, under a strong guard (see notes on Joshua 1:14). The plains of Jericho. Here the LXX. and Theodotion have τὴν Ιερίχὼ πόλιν, Symmachus renders by ἀοίκητον, the Vulgate by cumpestria. The original is עַרְבות literally, the deserts or uncultivated lands (see note on Joshua 3:16). They formed a "low-lying plain about four hours' journey in breadth," at that time largely covered with palm trees and thorny acacias, but apparently not cultivated. Since that time, the palms having disappeared, the plain has become "a very picture of fertility," "covered with luxuriant vegetation" (Bartlett, 'From Egypt to Palestine,' p. 453. See also note on Joshua 3:16). The valley narrows to a gorge at Jericho, through which the Kelt, according to Robinson the ancient Cherith, flows, the source of all the verdure which once bloomed around the city. The gorge of the Kelt Canon Tristram describes as "tremendous," but he believes the Cherith to have been eastward of Jordan, following Mr. Grove, who is here disposed to accept the. tradition of Eusebius and Jerome. 4:10-19 The priests with the ark did not stir till ordered to move. Let none be weary of waiting, while they have the tokens of God's presence with them, even the ark of the covenant, though it be in the depths of adversity. Notice is taken of the honour put upon Joshua. Those are feared in the best manner, and to the best purpose, who make it appear that God is with them, and that they set him before them.
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