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Joshua 4:20

    Joshua 4:20 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And those twelve stones, which they took out of Jordan, did Joshua pitch in Gilgal.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And those twelve stones, which they took out of Jordan, did Joshua pitch in Gilgal.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And those twelve stones, which they took out of the Jordan, did Joshua set up in Gilgal.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And the twelve stones which they took out of Jordan, Joshua put up in Gilgal.

    Webster's Revision

    And those twelve stones, which they took out of the Jordan, did Joshua set up in Gilgal.

    World English Bible

    Joshua set up those twelve stones, which they took out of the Jordan, in Gilgal.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And those twelve stones, which they took out of Jordan, did Joshua set up in Gilgal.

    Definitions for Joshua 4:20

    Pitch - A thick, dark, sticky substance.

    Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 4:20

    Those twelve stones - It is very likely that a base of mason-work was erected of some considerable height, and then the twelve stones placed on the top of it; and that this was the case both in Jordan and in Gilgal: for twelve such stones as a man could carry a considerable way on his shoulder, see Joshua 4:5, could scarcely have made any observable altar, or pillar of memorial: but erected on a high base of mason-work they would be very conspicuous, and thus properly answer the end for which God ordered them to be set up.

    Wesley's Notes on Joshua 4:20

    4:20 In Gilgal - Probably in order, like so many little pillars, to keep up the remembrance of this miraculous benefit.