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were clean passed over = were finished passing over.
the LORD. Hebrew. Jehovah . App-4 .
spake. See note on Joshua 1:1 .
men. PI of 'ish or 'enosh. See App-14 .
man. Hebrew. 'lsh . App-14 .
children = sons.
before = in the presence of.
God. Hebrew. Elohim . App-4 .
their fathers. These words are read in some codices, with four early printed editions, as in Joshua 4:21 .
as = according as.
took up. Four things said of these memorial stones in Joshua 4:8 and Joshua 4:9 , (1) taken up; (2) carried over; (3) laid down; (4) set up.
there. See note on Joshua 8:30 .
twelve . Septuagint has "other twelve". There were two twelves.
Reuben. Compare Numbers 32:27 . Compare Joshua 1:12 .
armed = by fives. Compare Joshua 6:7 , Joshua 6:9 . These formed the van.
prepared for war = ready armed.
On that day. Compare Joshua 3:7 .
took out. Compare verses: Joshua 4:8 , Joshua 4:9 .
which He dried up. Exodus 14:21 .
People = Peoples.
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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Joshua 4". "Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://studylight.org/
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