Joshua 4:24
New International Version
He did this so that all the peoples of the earth might know that the hand of the LORD is powerful and so that you might always fear the LORD your God."

New Living Translation
He did this so all the nations of the earth might know that the LORD's hand is powerful, and so you might fear the LORD your God forever."

English Standard Version
so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the LORD is mighty, that you may fear the LORD your God forever.”

Berean Study Bible
He did this so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the LORD is mighty, and so that you may always fear the LORD your God.”

New American Standard Bible
that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the LORD is mighty, so that you may fear the LORD your God forever."

King James Bible
That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever.

Christian Standard Bible
This is so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD's hand is mighty, and so that you may always fear the LORD your God."

Contemporary English Version
because he wants everyone on earth to know how powerful he is. And he wants us to worship only him."

Good News Translation
Because of this everyone on earth will know how great the LORD's power is, and you will honor the LORD your God forever."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
This is so that all the people of the earth may know that the LORD's hand is mighty, and so that you may always fear the LORD your God."

International Standard Version
Do this so that all of the people of the earth may know how strong the power of the LORD is, and so that you may fear the LORD your God every day."

NET Bible
He has done this so all the nations of the earth might recognize the LORD's power and so you might always obey the LORD your God."

New Heart English Bible
that all the peoples of the earth may know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty; that you may fear the LORD your God forever.'"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD did this so that everyone in the world would know his mighty power and that you would fear the LORD your God every day of your life."

JPS Tanakh 1917
that all the peoples of the earth may know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty; that ye may fear the LORD your God for ever.'

New American Standard 1977
that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the LORD is mighty, so that you may fear the LORD your God forever.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
that all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty; that ye might fear the LORD your God all the days.

King James 2000 Bible
That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty: that you might fear the LORD your God forever.

American King James Version
That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty: that you might fear the LORD your God for ever.

American Standard Version
that all the peoples of the earth may know the hand of Jehovah, that it is mighty; that ye may fear Jehovah your God for ever.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
That all the nations of the earth might know, that the power of the Lord is mighty, and that ye might worship the Lord our God in every work.

Douay-Rheims Bible
That all the people of the earth may learn the most mighty hand of the Lord, that you also may fear the Lord your God for ever.

Darby Bible Translation
that all peoples of the earth might know the hand of Jehovah, that it is mighty; that ye might fear Jehovah your God continually.

English Revised Version
that all the peoples of the earth may know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty; that they may fear the LORD your God for ever.

Webster's Bible Translation
That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD that it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever.

World English Bible
that all the peoples of the earth may know the hand of Yahweh, that it is mighty; that you may fear Yahweh your God forever.'"

Young's Literal Translation
so that all the people of the land do know the hand of Jehovah that it is strong, so that ye have reverenced Jehovah your God all the days.'
Study Bible
The Camp at Gilgal
23For the LORD your God dried up the waters of the Jordan before you until you had crossed over, just as He did to the Red Sea, which He dried up before us until we had crossed over. 24He did this so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the hand of the LORD is mighty, and so that you may always fear the LORD your God.”
Cross References
Exodus 14:31
When Israel saw the great power that the LORD had exercised over the Egyptians, the people feared the LORD and believed in Him and in His servant Moses.

Exodus 15:16
and terror and dread will fall on them. By the power of Your arm they will be as still as a stone until Your people pass by, O LORD, until the people You bought pass by.

1 Samuel 17:46
This day the LORD will deliver you into my hand. This day I will strike you down, cut off your head, and give the carcasses of the Philistines to the birds of the air and the creatures of the earth. Then the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel.

1 Kings 8:42
for they will hear of Your great name and mighty hand and outstretched arm--when he comes and prays toward this house,

1 Kings 8:43
may You hear from heaven, Your dwelling place, and do according to all for which the foreigner calls to You. Then all the peoples of the earth will know Your name and fear You, as do Your people Israel, and they will know that this house I have built is called by Your Name.

1 Kings 8:60
so that all the peoples of the earth may know that the LORD is God. There is no other!

2 Kings 19:19
And now, O LORD our God, please deliver us from his hand, so that all the kingdoms of the earth may know that You alone, O LORD, are God."

1 Chronicles 29:12
Both riches and honor come from You, and You are the ruler over all. Power and might are in Your hand, and it is in Your hand to exalt and to give strength to all.

Psalm 76:7
You alone are to be feared. When You are angry, who can stand before You?

Psalm 89:13
Mighty is Your arm, strong is Your hand; Your right hand is exalted.

Psalm 106:8
Yet He saved them for the sake of His name, to make His power known.

Jeremiah 10:7
Who would not fear You, O King of nations? This is Your due. For among all the wise men of the nations, and in all their kingdoms, there is none like You.

Treasury of Scripture

That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty: that you might fear the LORD your God for ever.

all the people

Exodus 9:16
And in very deed for this cause have I raised thee up, for to shew in thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.

Deuteronomy 28:10
And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.

1 Samuel 17:46
This day will the LORD deliver thee into mine hand; and I will smite thee, and take thine head from thee; and I will give the carcases of the host of the Philistines this day unto the fowls of the air, and to the wild beasts of the earth; that all the earth may know that there is a God in Israel.

that it is

Exodus 15:16
Fear and dread shall fall upon them; by the greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased.

1 Chronicles 29:12
Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all.

Psalm 89:13
Thou hast a mighty arm: strong is thy hand, and high is thy right hand.

he might

Exodus 14:31
And Israel saw that great work which the LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and his servant Moses.

Exodus 20:20
And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.

Deuteronomy 6:2
That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.

for ever [heb] all days







Lexicon
{He did this] so that
לְ֠מַעַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 4616: Purpose -- intent

all
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the peoples
עַמֵּ֤י (‘am·mê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

of the earth
הָאָ֙רֶץ֙ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

may know
דַּ֜עַת (da·‘aṯ)
Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 1847: Knowledge

that
כִּ֥י (kî)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

the hand
יַ֣ד (yaḏ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3027: A hand

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

is mighty,
חֲזָקָ֖ה (ḥă·zā·qāh)
Adjective - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2389: Strong, stout, mighty

and so that
לְמַ֧עַן (lə·ma·‘an)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 4616: Purpose -- intent

you may always
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

fear
יְרָאתֶ֛ם (yə·rā·ṯem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3372: To fear, to revere, caus, to frighten

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

your God.”
אֱלֹהֵיכֶ֖ם (’ĕ·lō·hê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
Verse 24. - The hand of the Lord, that it is mighty. "Thus the river, though dumb, was the best of heralds, proclaiming with a loud voice that heaven and earth are subject to the Lord God of Israel" (Calvin). That ye might fear. The construction here is unusual. Instead of the imperfect or infinitive with לְמַעַן we have the perfect. Therefore Ewald, Maurer, and Knobel (who says that the second member of the sentence ought to correspond with the first) have altered the pointing in order to bring this passage into conformity with the supposed necessities of grammar. In so doing they have robbed it of its picturesqueness and its meaning. For the object is clearly to show the lasting nature of the fear, "that ye might recognise now the hand of the Lord, that ye might have a thorough and lasting fear of his name." We may here remark on the necessarily miraculous character of the whole narrative of the crossing the Jordan. It admits of no explaining away. The account must either be accepted or rejected en bloc. First we have the specific declaration of Rahab in chap. 2:10, that Jehovah dried up the Red Sea, and that this proof of the peculiar protection of Israel by the Most High had struck terror into the hearts of the inhabitants of Canaan. Next we have the fact that Jordan had overflowed its banks. The dangerous nature of the crossing, even at ordinary times, has been mentioned already. Lives are frequently lost in the attempt, as recent travellers with one voice declare. At the time when the waters were out such a crossing was practically impossible to a host like the host of Israel. Nor can there be any mistake about its being the period of the overflowing of Jordan, for the time of the crossing is mentioned. It was the time of harvest - that is, of the barley harvest. This is confirmed by the fact that the recently cut flax was now lying on the roof of Rahab's house, and by the fact that the harley and flax ripened together, a coincidence which we have already mentioned in the note on chap. 2:6. The time is yet further defined. It was the "tenth day of the first month." We learn, moreover, from Leviticus 23:9-15 and Deuteronomy 16:6 that this was the time when the firstfruits were offered, from which seven weeks were reckoned to the beginning of wheat harvest (Exodus 34:2). Moreover, the passover was kept immediately afterwards (Joshua 5:10), on "the fourteenth day of the first month." Thus the date of the crossing, which is accurately fixed by a variety of circumstances, is clearly proved to correspond with the time of Jordan's overflow. We next come to the measures taken to secure the crossing. There is likewise no mistake here. Not one single intimation is given of an endeavour to break in any way the force of the current, or to preserve the Israelites, either men, women, or children, from the imminent risk they ran of death by drowning. Not only are no other expedients resorted to, but no animals seem to have been prepared to transport them over. Nor, again, were any means used to elude the vigilance of the inhabitants of Canaan. Readers of Xenophon's 'Anabasis ' will not fail to notice how often the passage of the rivers was a matter of the utmost difficulty to that expedition, and how fiercely attempts at crossing were disputed by the half savage tribes of Asia Minor. How are we to account for the fact that no opposition was offered to Joshua's passage by the highly civilised nations of Palestine? According to the narrative before us it was effected in the most leisurely and peaceful manner. What other explanation is possible titan that offered in the text, that when the feet of the priests bearing the ark touched the waters, those waters were cut off by supernatural power, and a way was miraculously made for the people of God through the midst of Jordan? The crossing was remarkable enough, we are told, to have been commemorated by a double memorial (vers. 8, 9). If it had taken place through an unusually easy ford there would have been nothing remarkable about it. Therefore it is clear that the whole narrative of the crossing is either absolute fable or strictly and historically accurate. Let us conclude by summing up the several reasons which make the former alternative inadmissible. The first is the precision with which the date is fixed, and the fact that the correctness of this date is confirmed, as we have seen, by a variety of corroborative evidence. The next is the simplicity and artlessness of the narrative, and its appeal to still existing monuments as confirmatory of the facts recorded. The third is that no account of a battle at Jordan is even hinted at by the Hebrew or any other historian, a battle which must infallibly have taken place had the Israelites attempted to enter Palestine in any ordinary manner; for the supposition that the waters of the ford at Jericho were unusually low at this time is quite inadmissible for the reasons given above; nor can it be supposed that the Israelites crossed the river by any other ford without rejecting the whole history of the conquest. The last reason is the touch of detail given in the word XXX which seems to mark the transition from the soft adhesive mud of the river to the firmness of the dry land beyond (for the word translated "dry land" in chap. 3:17 only means that it was land and not water. Gesenius). Our witness, in fact, can be subjected to the severest cross examination without shaking his testimony. And we are thus compelled to choose between accepting the literal correctness of the narrative as it stands, or crediting the author with a skill in constructing a work of fiction which itself scarcely falls short of the miraculous.



4:20-24 It is the duty of parents to tell their children betimes of the words and works of God, that they may be trained up in the way they should go. In all the instruction parents give their children, they should teach them to fear God. Serious godliness is the best learning. Are we not called, as much as the Israelites, to praise the loving-kindness of our God? Shall we not raise a pillar to our God, who has brought us through dangers and distresses in so wonderful a way? For hitherto the Lord hath helped us, as much as he did his saints of old. How great the stupidity and ingratitude of men, who perceive not His hand, and will not acknowledge his goodness, in their frequent deliverances!
Jump to Previous
Always Continually Earth Hand Mighty Peoples Powerful Reverenced Strong
Jump to Next
Always Continually Earth Hand Mighty Peoples Powerful Reverenced Strong
Links
Joshua 4:24 NIV
Joshua 4:24 NLT
Joshua 4:24 ESV
Joshua 4:24 NASB
Joshua 4:24 KJV

Joshua 4:24 Bible Apps
Joshua 4:24 Biblia Paralela
Joshua 4:24 Chinese Bible
Joshua 4:24 French Bible
Joshua 4:24 German Bible

Alphabetical: all always and did earth fear forever God hand He is know LORD may might mighty of peoples powerful so that the this you your

OT History: Joshua 4:24 That all the peoples of the earth (Josh. Jos) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools
Joshua 4:23
Top of Page
Top of Page