Joshua 3:12
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New Living Translation
Now choose twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one from each tribe.

King James Bible
Now therefore take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, out of every tribe a man.

Darby Bible Translation
And now take you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, one man for each tribe.

World English Bible
Now therefore take twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, for every tribe a man.

Young's Literal Translation
and now, take for you twelve men out of the tribes of Israel, one man -- one man for a tribe;

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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

3:12 Twelve men - For the work described, Jos 4:2,3.

Joshua 3:12 Parallel Commentaries

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Some Miscellaneous Matters Belonging to the Country About Jericho.
Let us begin from the last encampings of Israel beyond Jordan. Numbers 33:49: "They encamped near Jordan from Beth-jeshimoth unto Abel-shittim."--"From Beth-jeshimoth to Abel-shittim were twelve miles." It is a most received opinion among the Jews, that the tents of the Israelites in the wilderness contained a square of twelve miles. So the Targum of Jonathan, upon Number 2:2; "The encamping of Israel was twelve miles in length, and twelve miles in breadth." And the Gemarists say, "It is forbidden
John Lightfoot—From the Talmud and Hebraica

Joshua
The book of Joshua is the natural complement of the Pentateuch. Moses is dead, but the people are on the verge of the promised land, and the story of early Israel would be incomplete, did it not record the conquest of that land and her establishment upon it. The divine purpose moves restlessly on, until it is accomplished; so "after the death of Moses, Jehovah spake to Joshua," i. 1. The book falls naturally into three divisions: (a) the conquest of Canaan (i.-xii.), (b) the settlement of the
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Joshua 4:2
"Now choose twelve men, one from each tribe.

Joshua 3:13
The priests will carry the Ark of the LORD, the Lord of all the earth. As soon as their feet touch the water, the flow of water will be cut off upstream, and the river will stand up like a wall."

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