New Living Translation
So Joshua called together the twelve men he had chosen--one from each of the tribes of Israel.
King James Bible
Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Israel, out of every tribe a man:
Darby Bible Translation
And Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had appointed of the children of Israel, a man out of every tribe;
World English Bible
Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Israel, out of every tribe a man.
Young's Literal Translation
And Joshua calleth unto the twelve men whom he prepared out of the sons of Israel, one man -- one man out of a tribe;
Joshua 4:4 Parallel
CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
4:4 Prepared - That is, appointed for that work, and commanded to be ready for it.
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
Tell them, 'Take twelve stones from the very place where the priests are standing in the middle of the Jordan. Carry them out and pile them up at the place where you will camp tonight.'"
He told them, "Go into the middle of the Jordan, in front of the Ark of the LORD your God. Each of you must pick up one stone and carry it out on your shoulder--twelve stones in all, one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel.
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