Joshua 8:32
New International Version
There, in the presence of the Israelites, Joshua wrote on stones a copy of the law of Moses.

New Living Translation
And as the Israelites watched, Joshua copied onto the stones of the altar the instructions Moses had given them.

English Standard Version
And there, in the presence of the people of Israel, he wrote on the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he had written.

Berean Study Bible
And there in the presence of the Israelites, Joshua inscribed on the stones a copy of the Law of Moses, which he had written.

New American Standard Bible
He wrote there on the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he had written, in the presence of the sons of Israel.

King James Bible
And he wrote there upon the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel.

Christian Standard Bible
There on the stones, Joshua copied the law of Moses, which he had written in the presence of the Israelites.

Good News Translation
There, with the Israelites looking on, Joshua made on the stones a copy of the Law which Moses had written.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
There on the stones, Joshua copied the law of Moses, which he had written in the presence of the Israelites.

International Standard Version
There Joshua inscribed on stones a copy of the Law of Moses that Moses had presented to the Israelis.

NET Bible
There, in the presence of the Israelites, Joshua inscribed on the stones a duplicate of the law written by Moses.

New Heart English Bible
He wrote there on the stones a copy of the Law of Moses, which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
There in front of the people of Israel he wrote on stone slabs a copy of the Teachings which Moses had written down.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And he wrote there upon the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote before the children of Israel.

New American Standard 1977
And he wrote there on the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he had written, in the presence of the sons of Israel.

Jubilee Bible 2000
He also wrote there upon the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he had written in the presence of the sons of Israel.

King James 2000 Bible
And he wrote there upon the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel.

American King James Version
And he wrote there on the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel.

American Standard Version
And he wrote there upon the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote, in the presence of the children of Israel.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he wrote upon stones the Deuteronomy of the law of Moses, which he had ordered before the children of Israel.

Darby Bible Translation
And he wrote there on the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he had written before the children of Israel.

English Revised Version
And he wrote there upon the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote, in the presence of the children of Israel.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he wrote there upon the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel.

World English Bible
He wrote there on the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel.

Young's Literal Translation
and he writeth there on the stones the copy of the law of Moses, which he hath written in the presence of the sons of Israel.
Study Bible
Joshua Renews the Covenant
31just as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded the Israelites. He built it according to what is written in the book of the Law of Moses: an altar of uncut stones on which no iron tool had been used. And on it they offered burnt offerings to the LORD, and they sacrificed peace offerings. 32And there in the presence of the Israelites, Joshua inscribed on the stones a copy of the Law of Moses, which he had written. 33All Israel, foreigners and citizens alike, with their elders, officers, and judges, stood on both sides of the ark of the covenant of the LORD facing the Levitical priests who carried it. Half of the people stood in front of Mount Gerizim and half of them in front of Mount Ebal, as Moses the servant of the LORD had commanded earlier to bless the people of Israel.…
Cross References
Deuteronomy 27:2
And on the day you cross the Jordan into the land the LORD your God is giving you, you are to set up large stones and coat them with plaster.

Deuteronomy 27:3
Write on them all the words of this law when you have crossed over to enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised you.

Treasury of Scripture

And he wrote there on the stones a copy of the law of Moses, which he wrote in the presence of the children of Israel.

Deuteronomy 27:2,3,8 And it shall be on the day when you shall pass over Jordan to the …







Lexicon
And there
שָׁ֖ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

in the presence
לִפְנֵ֖י (lip̄·nê)
Preposition-l | Noun - common plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 6440: The face

of the Israelites,
בְּנֵ֥י (bə·nê)
Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's Hebrew 1121: A son

[Joshua] inscribed
וַיִּכְתָּב־ (way·yiḵ·tāḇ-)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3789: To grave, to write

on
עַל־ (‘al-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5921: Above, over, upon, against

the stones
הָאֲבָנִ֑ים (hā·’ă·ḇā·nîm)
Article | Noun - feminine plural
Strong's Hebrew 68: A stone

a copy
מִשְׁנֵה֙ (miš·nêh)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4932: A repetition, a duplicate, a double, a second

of the Law
תּוֹרַ֣ת (tō·w·raṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 8451: Direction, instruction, law

of Moses,
מֹשֶׁ֔ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

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

he had written.
כָּתַ֔ב (kā·ṯaḇ)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3789: To grave, to write
Verse 32. - And he wrote there upon the stones; i.e., upon the plaster, as we read in Deuteronomy 27:2, 4. "The wall destined to receive the picture," and it was just the same with inscriptions - was covered with a coating of lime and gypsum plaster. The outline was then sketched with red chalk, and afterwards corrected and filled in with black (Keurick's 'Egypt,' 1, p. 271). Thomson ('Land and the Book,' Io. 471) says that he has seen writings in plaster which could not have been less than two thousand years old. This passage shows that our author had Deuteronomy 28:2, 3 in his mind. The stones of the altar, which alone have been mentioned, are clearly not meant here, but the erection of plastered stone on which the law was to be written. A copy of the law of Moses, "Deuteronomium legis," Vulgate. So also LXX. Not the whole law, nor yet the Book of Deuteronomy, for time would not permit,but the decalogue, as the word מִשְׁנֶה duplicate, from whence the word Mishna comes, signifies. It is to be observed that the word is definite, the copy, not a copy, of the law. This (Deuteronomy 5:22) was what was written on the two tables of stone, which (Exodus 24:12, 31:18) God gave to Moses. Yet it is possible that, as some commentaters suggest, and as ver. 34 may be held to imply, what is meant is the curses and blessings mentioned in Deuteronomy 27, and 28. The formal setting up of this memorial was intended to remind the Israelites, by a perpetual standing witness, of the conditions on which they held the land of Canaan. And it is to be observed that the moral, rather than the positive, precepts of the law were thus solemnly enjoined on them, since neglect of the moral law of God is the invariable source of national degradation and decay. Which he wrote. Namely, Joshua. 8:30-35 As soon as Joshua got to the mountains Ebal and Gerizim, without delay, and without caring for the unsettled state of Israel, or their enemies, he confirmed the covenant of the Lord with his people, as appointed, De 11; 27. We must not think to defer covenanting with God till we are settled in the world; nor must any business put us from minding and pursuing the one thing needful. The way to prosper is to begin with God, Mt 6:33. They built an altar, and offered sacrifice to God, in token of their dedicating themselves to God, as living sacrifices to his honour, in and by a Mediator. By Christ's sacrifice of himself for us, we have peace with God. It is a great mercy to any people to have the law of God in writing, and it is fit that the written law should be in a known tongue, that it may be seen and read of all men.
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