Joshua 8:11
New International Version
The entire force that was with him marched up and approached the city and arrived in front of it. They set up camp north of Ai, with the valley between them and the city.

New Living Translation
All the fighting men who were with Joshua marched in front of the town and camped on the north side of Ai, with a valley between them and the town.

English Standard Version
And all the fighting men who were with him went up and drew near before the city and encamped on the north side of Ai, with a ravine between them and Ai.

Berean Study Bible
Then all the troops who were with him marched up and approached the city. They arrived in front of Ai and camped to the north of it, with the valley between them and the city.

King James Bible
And all the people, even the people of war that were with him, went up, and drew nigh, and came before the city, and pitched on the north side of Ai: now there was a valley between them and Ai.

New King James Version
And all the people of war who were with him went up and drew near; and they came before the city and camped on the north side of Ai. Now a valley lay between them and Ai.

New American Standard Bible
Then all the people of war who were with him went up and approached, and arrived in front of the city; and they camped on the north side of Ai. And there was a valley between him and Ai.

NASB 1995
Then all the people of war who were with him went up and drew near and arrived in front of the city, and camped on the north side of Ai. Now there was a valley between him and Ai.

NASB 1977
Then all the people of war who were with him went up and drew near and arrived in front of the city, and camped on the north side of Ai. Now there was a valley between him and Ai.

Amplified Bible
Then all the fighting men who were with him went up and advanced and arrived in front of the city, and camped on the north side of Ai. Now there was a ravine between them and Ai.

Christian Standard Bible
All the troops who were with him went up and approached the city, arriving opposite Ai, and camped to the north of it, with a valley between them and the city.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
All those who were with him went up and approached the city, arriving opposite Ai, and camped to the north of it, with a valley between them and the city.

American Standard Version
And all the people, even the men of war that were with him, went up, and drew nigh, and came before the city, and encamped on the north side of Ai: now there was a valley between him and Ai.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And all the men, the warriors who came up with him, approached next to the city and they camped from the north of Ai, and there was a valley between them and Ai

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And all the men of war went up with him, and they went forward and came over against the city eastward.

Contemporary English Version
They set up camp in full view of the town, across the valley to the north.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And when they were come, and were gone up over against the city, they stood on the north side of the city, between which and them there was a valley in the midst.

English Revised Version
And all the people, even the men of war that were with him, went up, and drew nigh, and came before the city, and pitched on the north side of Ai: now there was a valley between him and Ai.

Good News Translation
The soldiers with him went toward the main entrance to the city and set up camp on the north side, with a valley between themselves and Ai.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All the troops with him marched until they were near the city. They camped north of Ai with the ravine between them and Ai.

International Standard Version
The entire fighting force with him attacked, approaching the city, and camped on the north side of Ai, with a ravine between them and Ai.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And all the people, even the men of war that were with him, went up, and drew nigh, and came before the city, and pitched on the north side of Ai--now there was a valley between him and Ai.

Literal Standard Version
and all the people of war who [are] with him have gone up, and draw near and come in before the city, and encamp on the north of Ai; and the valley [is] between him and Ai.

NET Bible
All the troops that were with him marched up and drew near the city. They camped north of Ai on the other side of the valley.

New Heart English Bible
All the people, even the men of war who were with him, went up, and drew near, and came before the city, and camped on the north side of Ai. Now there was a valley between him and Ai.

World English Bible
All the people, even the men of war who were with him, went up, and drew near, and came before the city, and encamped on the north side of Ai. Now there was a valley between him and Ai.

Young's Literal Translation
and all the people of war who are with him have gone up, and draw nigh and come in over-against the city, and encamp on the north of Ai; and the valley is between him and Ai.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Conquest of Ai
10Joshua got up early the next morning and mobilized his men, and he and the elders of Israel marched before them up to Ai. 11Then all the troops who were with him marched up and approached the city. They arrived in front of Ai and camped to the north of it, with the valley between them and the city. 12Now Joshua had taken about five thousand men and set up an ambush between Bethel and Ai, to the west of the city.…

Cross References
Joshua 8:10
Joshua got up early the next morning and mobilized his men, and he and the elders of Israel marched before them up to Ai.

Joshua 8:12
Now Joshua had taken about five thousand men and set up an ambush between Bethel and Ai, to the west of the city.


Treasury of Scripture

And all the people, even the people of war that were with him, went up, and drew near, and came before the city, and pitched on the north side of Ai: now there was a valley between them and Ai.

Joshua 8:1-5
And the LORD said unto Joshua, Fear not, neither be thou dismayed: take all the people of war with thee, and arise, go up to Ai: see, I have given into thy hand the king of Ai, and his people, and his city, and his land: …









(11) On the north side.--The lurking-place of the thirty thousand was on the west side, between Bethel and Ai. There is a ravine called the Wady Maheesin which runs nearly east and west, on the north of et-Tel, and probably Joshua's main body took up a position on the rising ground to the north of this ravine, for it is added, "the ravine (or Gai) was between them and Ai."

Verse 11. - And all the people, even the people of war that were with him. Literally, all the people, the war that were with him. Probably the word אִישׁ has been omitted by an early copyist. Implying, no doubt, that the non-warlike portion of the community had been left under a guard at Jericho (see also ver. 1). On the north side. Joshua made a detour, and encamped on a hill on the other side of the wady. Now there was a valley. Literally, and the valley was. This valley, the Wady Mutyah (see Robinson 17. sec. 10, and note on ver. 2, ch. 7.), is a remarkable feature of the country round Ai. Our version misses this sign of personal acquaintance with the locality on the part of the historian.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Then all
וְכָל־ (wə·ḵāl)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 3605: The whole, all, any, every

the troops
הָעָ֨ם (hā·‘ām)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's 5971: A people, a tribe, troops, attendants, a flock

who [were]
אֲשֶׁ֣ר (’ă·šer)
Pronoun - relative
Strong's 834: Who, which, what, that, when, where, how, because, in order that

with him
אִתּ֗וֹ (’it·tōw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 854: Nearness, near, with, by, at, among

marched up
עָלוּ֙ (‘ā·lū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 5927: To ascend, in, actively

and approached
וַֽיִּגְּשׁ֔וּ (way·yig·gə·šū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 5066: To draw near, approach

the city.
הָעִ֑יר (hā·‘îr)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement

They arrived
וַיָּבֹ֖אוּ (way·yā·ḇō·’ū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

in front [of Ai]
נֶ֣גֶד (ne·ḡeḏ)
Preposition
Strong's 5048: A front, part opposite, a counterpart, mate, over against, before

and camped
וַֽיַּחֲנוּ֙ (way·ya·ḥă·nū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 2583: To incline, to decline, to pitch a, tent, gen, to encamp

to the north
מִצְּפ֣וֹן (miṣ·ṣə·p̄ō·wn)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's 6828: Hidden, dark, the north as a, quarter

of it,
לָעַ֔י (lā·‘ay)
Preposition-l | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 5857: Ai -- a Canaanite city

with the valley
וְהַגַּ֖י (wə·hag·gay)
Conjunctive waw, Article | Noun - common singular
Strong's 1516: A valley

between
בֵּינָ֥יו (bê·nāw)
Preposition | third person masculine singular
Strong's 996: An interval, space between

them and the city.
הָעָֽי׃ (hā·‘āy)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 5857: Ai -- a Canaanite city


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