Joshua 4:16
New International Version
"Command the priests carrying the ark of the covenant law to come up out of the Jordan."

New Living Translation
"Command the priests carrying the Ark of the Covenant to come up out of the riverbed."

English Standard Version
“Command the priests bearing the ark of the testimony to come up out of the Jordan.”

Berean Study Bible
“Command the priests who carry the ark of the Testimony to come up from the Jordan.”

New American Standard Bible
"Command the priests who carry the ark of the testimony that they come up from the Jordan."

King James Bible
Command the priests that bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of Jordan.

Christian Standard Bible
"Command the priests who carry the ark of the testimony to come up from the Jordan."

Good News Translation
to command the priests carrying the Covenant Box to come up out of the Jordan.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Command the priests who carry the ark of the testimony to come up from the Jordan."

International Standard Version
"Command the priests who carry the Ark of the Testimony to come up from the Jordan River."

NET Bible
"Instruct the priests carrying the ark of the covenantal laws to come up from the Jordan."

New Heart English Bible
"Command the priests who bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of the Jordan."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"Order the priests who carry the ark of the testimony to come out of the Jordan River."

JPS Tanakh 1917
Command the priests that bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of the Jordan.'

New American Standard 1977
“Command the priests who carry the ark of the testimony that they come up from the Jordan.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Command the priests that bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of the Jordan.

King James 2000 Bible
Command the priests that bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of Jordan.

American King James Version
Command the priests that bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of Jordan.

American Standard Version
Command the priests that bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of the Jordan.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Charge the priests that bear the ark of the covenant of the testimony of the Lord, to go up out of Jordan.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Command the priests, that carry the ark of the covenant, to come up out of the Jordan.

Darby Bible Translation
Command the priests who bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of the Jordan.

English Revised Version
Command the priests that bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of Jordan.

Webster's Bible Translation
Command the priests that bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of Jordan.

World English Bible
"Command the priests who bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of the Jordan."

Young's Literal Translation
'Command the priests bearing the ark of the testimony, and they come up out of the Jordan.'
Study Bible
Twelve Stones from the Jordan
15Then the LORD said to Joshua, 16“Command the priests who carry the ark of the Testimony to come up from the Jordan.” 17So Joshua commanded the priests, “Come up from the Jordan.”…
Cross References
Exodus 25:16
And put into the ark the Testimony, which I will give you.

Joshua 4:15
Then the LORD said to Joshua,

Joshua 4:17
So Joshua commanded the priests, "Come up from the Jordan."

Treasury of Scripture

Command the priests that bear the ark of the testimony, that they come up out of Jordan.

Joshua 3:3-6
And they commanded the people, saying, When ye see the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, and the priests the Levites bearing it, then ye shall remove from your place, and go after it…

Exodus 25:16-22
And thou shalt put into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee…

Revelation 11:19
And the temple of God was opened in heaven, and there was seen in his temple the ark of his testament: and there were lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.







Lexicon
“Command
צַוֵּה֙ (ṣaw·wêh)
Verb - Piel - Imperative - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

the priests
הַכֹּ֣הֲנִ֔ים (hak·kō·hă·nîm)
Article | Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3548: Priest

who carry
נֹשְׂאֵ֖י (nō·śə·’ê)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5375: To lift, carry, take

the ark
אֲר֣וֹן (’ă·rō·wn)
Noun - common singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 727: A chest, ark

of the Testimony
הָעֵד֑וּת (hā·‘ê·ḏūṯ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5715: Testimony

to come up
וְיַעֲל֖וּ (wə·ya·‘ă·lū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5927: To ascend, in, actively

from
מִן־ (min-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4480: A part of, from, out of

the Jordan.”
הַיַּרְדֵּֽן׃ (hay·yar·dên)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3383: Jordan -- the principal river of Palestine
(16) Command the priests . . . that they come up out of Jordan.--Observe that the removal of the priests and the ark of the covenant from their station in Jordan is made the subject of a distinct section, and treated as a distinct event. It need not have been so for the purpose of the mere historical narrative. We might have taken it for granted. But the significance of the event is so marked as to receive a separate notice. We are not suffered to forget by what means Jordan was driven back, and held in check; and the check was not meant to be perpetual. We are reminded that the suspension of the power of death for men has its limits. When the day of grace is over, the waters will "return unto their place and flow over all the banks as before." (Comp. Isaiah 28:16-18; Isaiah 28:20.)

Verse 16. - The testimony. The word עֵדוּת though derived from the same root as עֵד witness, would seem rather to have the sense of precept, from the idea of repetition contained in the root. Compare the well known Hebrew particle עוד again. It must refer to the two tables of the law which (Hebrews 10:4) were placed in the ark (see Deuteronomy 10:5, and comp. Exodus 25:16, 21, 40, Numbers 17:10, where this is said to be the testimony). Other things were placed in the ark, such as the manna, Aaron's rod, and these, no doubt, were for a witness to the facts of the Mosaic record. The LXX., however, consistently render this word by μαρτύρια μαρτύριον. The Vulgate here has arcam foederis. 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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