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Joshua 1:10

    Joshua 1:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Then Joshua gave their orders to those who were in authority over the people, saying,

    Webster's Revision

    Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,

    World English Bible

    Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,

    Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 1:10

    Commanded the officers - שטרים shoterim. These were different from the שפטים shophetim, who were judges among the people, and whose business it was to determine in all civil cases. The shoterim have been supposed to be subordinate officers, whose business it was to see the decisions of the shophetim carried into effect. Calmet conjectures that the shoterim here may have been the heralds of the army like those so often met with in Homer, who were called the messengers both of the gods and men; who bore sceptres, and whose persons were ever held sacred. See on Deuteronomy 1:13-16 (note).

    Barnes' Notes on Joshua 1:10

    Officers - The "scribes." (See the Exodus 5:6 note, and Deuteronomy 16:18.)

    Wesley's Notes on Joshua 1:10

    1:10 The officers of the people - These who commanded under Joshua, in their respective tribes and families, attended him for orders, which they were to transmit to the people.