Joshua 8:27
New International Version
But Israel did carry off for themselves the livestock and plunder of this city, as the LORD had instructed Joshua.

New Living Translation
Only the livestock and the treasures of the town were not destroyed, for the Israelites kept these as plunder for themselves, as the LORD had commanded Joshua.

English Standard Version
Only the livestock and the spoil of that city Israel took as their plunder, according to the word of the LORD that he commanded Joshua.

Berean Study Bible
Israel took for themselves only the cattle and plunder of that city, as the LORD had commanded Joshua.

King James Bible
Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for a prey unto themselves, according unto the word of the LORD which he commanded Joshua.

New King James Version
Only the livestock and the spoil of that city Israel took as booty for themselves, according to the word of the LORD which He had commanded Joshua.

New American Standard Bible
Israel took only the cattle and the spoils of that city as plunder for themselves, in accordance with the word of the LORD which He had commanded Joshua.

NASB 1995
Israel took only the cattle and the spoil of that city as plunder for themselves, according to the word of the LORD which He had commanded Joshua.

NASB 1977
Israel took only the cattle and the spoil of that city as plunder for themselves, according to the word of the LORD which He had commanded Joshua.

Amplified Bible
Israel took only the livestock and the spoil of that city as plunder for themselves, according to the word of the LORD which He had commanded Joshua.

Christian Standard Bible
Israel plundered only the cattle and spoil of that city for themselves, according to the LORD’s command that he had given Joshua.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Israel plundered only the cattle and spoil of that city for themselves, according to the LORD’s command that He had given Joshua.

American Standard Version
Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for prey unto themselves, according unto the word of Jehovah which he commanded Joshua.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
Only the cattle and the spoil of city the children of Israel plundered for themselves, according to the word of LORD JEHOVAH that he commanded Yeshua

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Beside the spoils that were in the city, all things which the children of Israel took as spoil for themselves according to the command of the Lord, as the Lord commanded Joshua.

Contemporary English Version
But the Israelites took the animals and the other possessions of the people of Ai, because this was what the LORD had told Joshua to do.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the children of Israel divided among them the cattle and the prey of the city, as the Lord had commanded Josue.

English Revised Version
Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for a prey unto themselves, according unto the word of the LORD which he commanded Joshua.

Good News Translation
The Israelites kept for themselves the livestock and goods captured in the city, as the LORD had told Joshua.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Israel took the loot and the livestock of that city for themselves, as the LORD had commanded Joshua.

International Standard Version
Israel took only the livestock and the spoil of that city as their war booty, in accordance with what the LORD had commanded to Joshua.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for a prey unto themselves, according unto the word of the LORD which He commanded Joshua.

Literal Standard Version
only the livestock and the spoil of that city has Israel spoiled for themselves, according to the word of YHWH which He commanded Joshua.

NET Bible
But Israel did plunder the cattle and the goods of the city, in accordance with the LORD's orders to Joshua.

New Heart English Bible
Only the livestock and the spoil of that city Israel took for prey to themselves, according to the word of the LORD which he commanded Joshua.

World English Bible
Only the livestock and the spoil of that city Israel took for prey to themselves, according to the word of Yahweh which he commanded Joshua.

Young's Literal Translation
only, the cattle and the spoil of that city have Israel spoiled for themselves, according to the word of Jehovah which He commanded Joshua.

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Conquest of Ai
26Joshua did not draw back the hand that held his battle lance until he had devoted to destruction all who lived in Ai. 27Israel took for themselves only the cattle and plunder of that city, as the LORD had commanded Joshua. 28So Joshua burned Ai and made it a permanent heap of ruins, a desolation to this day.…

Cross References
Joshua 8:2
And you shall do to Ai and its king as you did to Jericho and its king, except that you may carry off their plunder and livestock for yourselves. Set up an ambush behind the city."

Joshua 8:28
So Joshua burned Ai and made it a permanent heap of ruins, a desolation to this day.


Treasury of Scripture

Only the cattle and the spoil of that city Israel took for a prey to themselves, according to the word of the LORD which he commanded Joshua.

the cattle

Joshua 8:2
And thou shalt do to Ai and her king as thou didst unto Jericho and her king: only the spoil thereof, and the cattle thereof, shall ye take for a prey unto yourselves: lay thee an ambush for the city behind it.

Joshua 11:4
And they went out, they and all their hosts with them, much people, even as the sand that is upon the sea shore in multitude, with horses and chariots very many.

Numbers 31:22,26
Only the gold, and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin, and the lead, …

he commanded

Joshua 8:2
And thou shalt do to Ai and her king as thou didst unto Jericho and her king: only the spoil thereof, and the cattle thereof, shall ye take for a prey unto yourselves: lay thee an ambush for the city behind it.









(27) The spoil of that city Israel took.--The spoil of Ai was assigned to Israel, the spoil of Jericho had been claimed for Jehovah alone.

Verse 27. - Only the cattle (see ver. 2).

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
Israel
יִשְׂרָאֵ֑ל (yiś·rā·’êl)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 3478: Israel -- 'God strives', another name of Jacob and his desc

took
בָּזְז֥וּ (bā·zə·zū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person common plural
Strong's 962: To spoil, plunder

for themselves
לָהֶ֖ם (lā·hem)
Preposition-l | Pronoun - third person masculine plural
Strong's 1992: They

only
רַ֣ק (raq)
Adverb
Strong's 7535: But, even, except, howbeit howsoever, at the least, nevertheless

the cattle
הַבְּהֵמָ֗ה (hab·bə·hê·māh)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 929: A dumb beast, any large quadruped, animal

and plunder
וּשְׁלַל֙ (ū·šə·lal)
Conjunctive waw | Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's 7998: A prey, spoil, plunder, booty

of that
הַהִ֔יא (ha·hî)
Article | Pronoun - third person feminine singular
Strong's 1931: He, self, the same, this, that, as, are

city,
הָעִ֣יר (hā·‘îr)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 5892: Excitement

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

had commanded
צִוָּ֖ה (ṣiw·wāh)
Verb - Piel - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 6680: To lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, order

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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