Joshua 8:4
NASB Lexicon
NASB ©HebrewStrong'sOrigin
He commandedוַיְצַ֨ו
(vay·tzav)
6680: to lay charge (upon), give charge (to), command, ordera prim. root
them, saying,לֵאמֹ֗ר
(le·mor)
559: to utter, saya prim. root
"See,רְ֠אוּ
(re·'u)
7200: to seea prim. root
you are going to ambushאֹרְבִ֤ים
(o·re·vim)
693: to lie in waita prim. root
the cityלָעִיר֙
(la·'ir)
5892b: city, townof uncertain derivation
from behindמֵאַחֲרֵ֣י
(me·'a·cha·rei)
310: the hind or following partfrom achar
it. Do not goתַּרְחִ֥יקוּ
(tar·chi·ku)
7368: to be or become far or distanta prim. root
veryמְאֹ֑ד
(me·'od;)
3966: muchness, force, abundancefrom an unused word
far 
 
7368: to be or become far or distanta prim. root
from the city,הָעִ֔יר
(ha·'ir,)
5892b: city, townof uncertain derivation
but allכֻּלְּכֶ֖ם
(kul·le·chem)
3605: the whole, allfrom kalal
of you be ready.נְכֹנִֽים׃
(ne·cho·nim.)
3559: to be firma prim. root







KJV Lexicon
And he commanded
tsavah  (tsaw-vaw')
(intensively) to constitute, enjoin -- appoint, (for-)bid, (give a) charge, (give a, give in, send with) command(-er, -ment), send a messenger, put, (set) in order.
them saying
'amar  (aw-mar')
to say (used with great latitude)
Behold
ra'ah  (raw-aw')
to see, literally or figuratively (in numerous applications, direct and implied, transitive, intransitive and causative)surely, think, view, visions.
ye shall lie in wait
'arab  (aw-rab')
to lurk -- (lie in) ambush(-ment), lay (lie in) wait.
against the city
`iyr  (eer)
or (in the plural) par {awr}; or ayar (Judges 10:4) {aw-yar'}; a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) -- Ai (from margin), city, court (from margin), town.
even behind
'achar  (akh-ar')
the hind part; generally used as an adverb or conjunction, after (in various senses)
the city
`iyr  (eer)
or (in the plural) par {awr}; or ayar (Judges 10:4) {aw-yar'}; a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) -- Ai (from margin), city, court (from margin), town.
go
rachaq  (raw-khak')
to widen (in any direction), i.e. (intransitively) recede or (transitively) remove (literally or figuratively, of place or relation)
not very
m`od  (meh-ode')
vehemence, i.e. (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication, wholly, speedily, etc.
far
rachaq  (raw-khak')
to widen (in any direction), i.e. (intransitively) recede or (transitively) remove (literally or figuratively, of place or relation)
from the city
`iyr  (eer)
or (in the plural) par {awr}; or ayar (Judges 10:4) {aw-yar'}; a city (a place guarded by waking or a watch) in the widest sense (even of a mere encampment or post) -- Ai (from margin), city, court (from margin), town.
but be ye all ready
kuwn  (koon)
to be erect (i.e. stand perpendicular); hence (causatively) to set up, in a great variety of applications
Parallel Verses
New American Standard Bible
He commanded them, saying, "See, you are going to ambush the city from behind it. Do not go very far from the city, but all of you be ready.

King James Bible
And he commanded them, saying, Behold, ye shall lie in wait against the city, even behind the city: go not very far from the city, but be ye all ready:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He commanded them: "Pay attention. Lie in ambush behind the city, not too far from it, and all of you be ready.

International Standard Version
telling them, "Pay attention now! You are to set up an ambush around the city. Don't go very far from the city, and all of you remain on alert.

NET Bible
He told them, "Look, set an ambush behind the city. Don't go very far from the city; all of you be ready!

GOD'S WORD® Translation
with these orders: "Set an ambush behind the city. Don't go very far away from the city. Everyone must be ready.

King James 2000 Bible
And he commanded them, saying, Behold, you shall lie in wait against the city, even behind the city: go not very far from the city, but be you all ready:
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