Joshua 8:23
New International Version
But they took the king of Ai alive and brought him to Joshua.

New Living Translation
Only the king of Ai was taken alive and brought to Joshua.

English Standard Version
But the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him near to Joshua.

Berean Study Bible
But they took the king of Ai alive and brought him to Joshua.

King James Bible
And the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua.

New King James Version
But the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua.

New American Standard Bible
But they captured the king of Ai alive and brought him to Joshua.

NASB 1995
But they took alive the king of Ai and brought him to Joshua.

NASB 1977
But they took alive the king of Ai and brought him to Joshua.

Amplified Bible
But they took the king of Ai alive and brought him to Joshua.

Christian Standard Bible
but they captured the king of Ai alive and brought him to Joshua.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
but they captured the king of Ai alive and brought him to Joshua.

American Standard Version
And the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And they seized the King of Ai alive and they brought him to Yeshua

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they took the king of Gai alive, and brought him to Joshua.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they took the king of the city of Hai alive, and brought him to Josue.

English Revised Version
And the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua.

Good News Translation
except the king of Ai. He was captured and taken to Joshua.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But they captured the king of Ai alive and brought him to Joshua.

International Standard Version
But the king of Ai was taken alive and brought to Joshua.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua.

Literal Standard Version
and they have caught the king of Ai alive, and bring him near to Joshua.

NET Bible
But they captured the king of Ai alive and brought him to Joshua.

New Heart English Bible
They captured the king of Ai alive, and brought him to Joshua.

World English Bible
They captured the king of Ai alive, and brought him to Joshua.

Young's Literal Translation
and the king of Ai they caught alive, and bring him near unto Joshua.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Conquest of Ai
22Meanwhile, those in the ambush came out of the city against them, and the men of Ai were trapped between the Israelite forces on both sides. So Israel struck them down until no survivor or fugitive remained. 23But they took the king of Ai alive and brought him to Joshua. 24When Israel had finished killing all the men of Ai who had pursued them into the field and wilderness, and when every last one of them had fallen by the sword, all the Israelites returned to Ai and put it to the sword as well.…

Cross References
Joshua 8:22
Meanwhile, those in the ambush came out of the city against them, and the men of Ai were trapped between the Israelite forces on both sides. So Israel struck them down until no survivor or fugitive remained.

Joshua 8:24
When Israel had finished killing all the men of Ai who had pursued them into the field and wilderness, and when every last one of them had fallen by the sword, all the Israelites returned to Ai and put it to the sword as well.


Treasury of Scripture

And the king of Ai they took alive, and brought him to Joshua.

Joshua 8:29
And the king of Ai he hanged on a tree until eventide: and as soon as the sun was down, Joshua commanded that they should take his carcase down from the tree, and cast it at the entering of the gate of the city, and raise thereon a great heap of stones, that remaineth unto this day.

Joshua 10:17
And it was told Joshua, saying, The five kings are found hid in a cave at Makkedah.

1 Samuel 15:8
And he took Agag the king of the Amalekites alive, and utterly destroyed all the people with the edge of the sword.











Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But
וְאֶת־ (wə·’eṯ-)
Conjunctive waw | Direct object marker
Strong's 853: Untranslatable mark of the accusative case

they took
תָּ֣פְשׂוּ (tā·p̄ə·śū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 8610: To manipulate, seize, chiefly to capture, wield, to overlay, to use unwarrantably

the king
מֶ֥לֶךְ (me·leḵ)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 4428: A king

of Ai
הָעַ֖י (hā·‘ay)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's 5857: Ai -- a Canaanite city

alive
חָ֑י (ḥāy)
Adjective - masculine singular
Strong's 2416: Alive, raw, fresh, strong, life

and brought
וַיַּקְרִ֥בוּ (way·yaq·ri·ḇū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Hifil - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 7126: To come near, approach

him to
אֶל־ (’el-)
Preposition
Strong's 413: Near, with, among, to

Joshua.
יְהוֹשֻֽׁעַ׃ (yə·hō·wō·šu·a‘)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3091: Joshua -- 'the LORD is salvation', Moses' successor, also the name of a number of Israelites


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