Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Joshua 4:4

So Joshua called the twelve men whom he had appointed from the sons of Israel, one man from each tribe;
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Instruction;   Pillar;   Stones;   Token;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Jordan, the River;  
Dictionaries:
Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - God;   Jericho;   Joshua;   Quarry;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Jordan ;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Conquest of Canaan;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Galeed;   Joshua (2);   Joshua, Book of;   Sign;  

Adam Clarke Commentary

Twelve men, whom he had prepared - This must refer to their appointment, Joshua 3:12.

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Clarke, Adam. "Commentary on Joshua 4:4". "The Adam Clarke Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/acc/joshua-4.html. 1832.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Then Joshua called the twelve men whom he had prepared of the children of Israel,.... It may be for some other purpose, Joshua 3:12; but this was the destination of them eventually, and as by divine direction:

out of every tribe a man: as he had before ordered, and was now directed to.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 4:4". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-4.html. 1999.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Israel, out of every tribe a man:

Prepared — That is, appointed for that work, and commanded to be ready for it.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Joshua 4:4". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/joshua-4.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 4:4 Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Israel, out of every tribe a man:

Ver. 4. Then Joshua called, &c.] See Joshua 4:2; Joshua 3:12.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 4:4". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-4.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

Prepared, i.e. appointed or chosen for that work, and commanded them to be ready for it.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Joshua 4:4". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/joshua-4.html. 1685.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

children = sons.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Joshua 4:4". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/joshua-4.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Israel, out of every tribe a man:

Joshua called the twelve men. They had probably, from a feeling of reverence, kept back, and were standing on the eastern bank. They were now ordered to advance, and picking up each a stone, probably as large as he could carry, from around the spot in the channel "where the priests stood," pass over before the ark, and deposit the stones in the place of next encampment (Joshua 4:19-20) - namely, Gilgal.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Joshua 4:4". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/joshua-4.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Israel, out of every tribe a man:
prepared
2; Mark 3:14-19
Reciprocal: 1 Kings 18:31 - twelve stones

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 4:4". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-4.html.