JOSHUA 11:4

KING JAMES VERSION (KJV)

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“And they went out, they and all their hosts with them, much people, even as the sand that is upon the sea shore in multitude, with horses and chariots very many.”

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Joshua 11:4 Translation & Meaning

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And they went out, וַיֵּֽצְא֣וּ To go (causatively, bring) out, in a great variety of applications, literally and figuratively, direct and proxim out
they הֵ֗ם They (only used when emphatic) they
and all וְכָל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
their hosts מַֽחֲנֵיהֶם֙ An encampment (of travellers or troops); hence, an army, whether literal (of soldiers) or figurative (of dancers, angels, cattle, locusts, stars; or even the sacred courts) hosts
with עִמָּ֔ם Adverb or preposition, with (i.e., in conjunction with), in varied applications; specifically, equally with; often with prepositional prefix (and then usually unrepresented in English) with
them, much רָ֕ב Abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality) much
people, עַם A people (as a congregated unit); specifically, a tribe (as those of Israel); hence (collectively) troops or attendants; figuratively, a flock people
even as the sand כַּח֛וֹל Sand (as round or whirling particles) even sand
that אֲשֶׁ֥ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc that
is (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
upon עַל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications upon
the sea הַיָּ֖ם A sea (as breaking in noisy surf) or large body of water; specifically (with the article), the Mediterranean Sea; sometimes a large river, or an artifical basin; locally, the west, or (rarely) the south sea
shore שְׂפַֽת The lip (as a natural boundary); by implication, language; by analogy, a margin (of a vessel, water, cloth, etc.) shore
in multitude, לָרֹ֑ב Abundance (in any respect) multitude
with horses וְס֥וּס A swallow (from its rapid flight) horses
and chariots וָרֶ֖כֶב A vehicle; by implication, a team; by extension, cavalry; by analogy a rider, i.e., the upper millstone chariots
very מְאֹֽד׃ Properly, vehemence, i.e., (with or without preposition) vehemently; by implication, wholly, speedily, etc. (often with other words as an intensive or superlative; especially when repeated) very
many. רַב Abundant (in quantity, size, age, number, rank, quality) many

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  • 2  And to the kings that were on the north of the mountains, and of the plains south of Chinneroth, and in the valley, and in the borders of Dor on the west,

  • 3  And to the Canaanite on the east and on the west, and to the Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite in the mountains, and to the Hivite under Hermon in the land of Mizpeh.

  • 4  And they went out, they and all their hosts with them, much people, even as the sand that is upon the sea shore in multitude, with horses and chariots very many.

  • 5  And when all these kings were met together, they came and pitched together at the waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.

  • 6  And the Lord said unto Joshua, Be not afraid because of them: for to morrow about this time will I deliver them up all slain before Israel: thou shalt hough their horses, and burn their chariots with fire.




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