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Joshua 4:21 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean these stones?
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— And he spake unto the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What [mean] these stones?
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— He said to the sons of Israel, “When your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, ‘What are these stones?’
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— And he spoke to the children of Israel, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What [mean] these stones?
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— And he spoke to the children of Israel, saying, When your children hereafter ask their fathers, saying, What [mean] these stones?
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— Then spake he unto the sons of Israel, saying,—When your sons shall ask, in time to come, of their fathers, saying,—What mean these stones?
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— And he speaketh unto the sons of Israel, saying, 'When your sons ask their fathers hereafter, saying, What [are] these stones?
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— And said to the children of Israel: When your children shall ask their fathers tomorrow, and shall say to them: What mean these stones?
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— And he spake vnto the children of Israel, saying, When your children shal aske their fathers in time to come, saying, What meane these stones?
Brenton Greek Septuagint (LXX, Restored Names)
— saying, When your sons ask you, saying, What are these stones?
Full Hebrew Names / Holy Name KJV (2008) [2] [3]
— And he spake unto the children of Yisrael, saying, When your children shall ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What [mean] these stones?

Strong's Numbers & Hebrew NamesHebrew Old TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
And he spake 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
unto x413
(0413) Complement
אֵל
'el
{ale}
(Used only in the shortened constructive form (the second form)); a primitive particle, properly denoting motion towards, but occasionally used of a quiescent position, that is, near, with or among; often in general, to.
the children 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
of Yi$rl יִשׂרָאֵל, 3478
{3478} Prime
יִשְׂרָאֵל
Yisra'el
{yis-raw-ale'}
From H8280 and H0410; he will rule as God; Jisrael, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity.
saying, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
When x834
(0834) Complement
אֲשֶׁר
'asher
{ash-er'}
A primitive relative pronoun (of every gender and number); who, which, what, that; also (as adverb and conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc.
your children 1121
{1121} Prime
בֵּן
ben
{bane}
From H1129; a son (as a builder of the family name), in the widest sense (of literal and figurative relationship, including grandson, subject, nation, quality or condition, etc., (like H0001, H0251, etc.).
shall ask 7592
{7592} Prime
שָׁאַל
sha'al
{shaw-al'}
A primitive root; to inquire; by implication to request; by extension to demand.
z8799
<8799> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Imperfect (See H8811)
Count - 19885
x853
(0853) Complement
אֵת
'eth
{ayth}
Apparently contracted from H0226 in the demonstrative sense of entity; properly self (but generally used to point out more definitely the object of a verb or preposition, even or namely).
their fathers 1
{0001} Prime
אָב
'ab
{awb}
A primitive word; father in a literal and immediate, or figurative and remote application.
in time to come, 4279
{4279} Prime
מָחָר
machar
{maw-khar'}
Probably from H0309; properly deferred, that is, the morrow; usually (adverbially) tomorrow; indefinitely hereafter.
saying, 559
{0559} Prime
אָמַר
'amar
{aw-mar'}
A primitive root; to say (used with great latitude).
z8800
<8800> Grammar
Stem - Qal (See H8851)
Mood - Infinitive (See H8812)
Count - 4888
What x4100
(4100) Complement
מָּה
mah
{maw}
A primitive particle; properly interrogitive what? (including how?, why? and when?); but also exclamations like what! (including how!), or indefinitely what (including whatever, and even relatively that which); often used with prefixes in various adverbial or conjugational senses.
[mean] these x428
(0428) Complement
אֵלֶּה
'el-leh
{ale'-leh}
Prolonged from H0411; these or those.
stones? 68
{0068} Prime
אֶבֶן
'eben
{eh'-ben}
From the root of H1129 through the meaning, to build; a stone.
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

See commentary on Joshua 4:20-24.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Joshua 4:20-24.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

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Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance
When your:

Joshua 4:6 That this may be a sign among you, [that] when your children ask [their fathers] in time to come, saying, What [mean] ye by these stones?
Psalms 105:2-5 Sing unto him, sing psalms unto him: talk ye of all his wondrous works. ... Remember his marvellous works that he hath done; his wonders, and the judgments of his mouth;
Psalms 145:4-7 One generation shall praise thy works to another, and shall declare thy mighty acts. ... They shall abundantly utter the memory of thy great goodness, and shall sing of thy righteousness.

in time to come:
Heb. to-morrow
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