JOSHUA 22:20



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“Did not Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the accursed thing, and wrath fell on all the congregation of Israel? and that man perished not alone in his iniquity.”

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Joshua 22:20 Translation & Meaning

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KJV Verse Original Hebrew Meaning/ Definition
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Did not הֲל֣וֹא׀ Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles Did not
Achan עָכָ֣ן Akan, an Israelite Achan
the son בֶּן 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 father or brother), etc.) son
of Zerah זֶ֗רַח Zerach, the name of three Israelites, also of an Idumaean and an Ethiopian prince Zerah
commit מָ֤עַל Properly, to cover up; used only figuratively, to act covertly, i.e., treacherously commit
a trespass מַ֙עַל֙ Treachery, i.e., sin trespass
in the accursed thing, בַּחֵ֔רֶם Physical (as shutting in) a net (either literally or figuratively); usually a doomed object; abstractly extermination accursed thing
and wrath קָ֑צֶף Figuratively, rage or strife wrath
fell הָ֣יָה To exist, i.e., be or become, come to pass (always emphatic, and not a mere copula or auxiliary) fell
on וְעַֽל Above, over, upon, or against (yet always in this last relation with a downward aspect) in a great variety of applications on
all כָּל Properly, the whole; hence, all, any or every (in the singular only, but often in a plural sense) all
the congregation עֲדַ֥ת A stated assemblage (specifically, a concourse, or generally, a family or crowd) congregation
of Israel? יִשְׂרָאֵ֖ל He will rule as God; Jisraël, a symbolical name of Jacob; also (typically) of his posterity Israel
and that וְהוּא֙ He (she or it); only expressed when emphatic or without a verb; also (intensively) self, or (especially with the article) the same; sometimes (as demonstrative) this or that; occasionally (instead of copula) as or are and that
man אִ֣ישׁ A man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation) man
perished גָוַ֖ע To breathe out, i.e., (by implication) expire perished
not לֹ֥א Not (the simple or abs. negation); by implication, no; often used with other particles not
alone אֶחָ֔ד Properly, united, i.e., one; or (as an ordinal) first alone
in his iniquity. בַּֽעֲוֹנֽוֹ׃ Perversity, i.e., (moral) evil iniquity

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  • 18  But that ye must turn away this day from following the Lord? and it will be, seeing ye rebel to day against the Lord, that to morrow he will be wroth with the whole congregation of Israel.

  • 19  Notwithstanding, if the land of your possession be unclean, then pass ye over unto the land of the possession of the Lord, wherein the Lord's tabernacle dwelleth, and take possession among us: but rebel not against the Lord, nor rebel against us, in building you an altar beside the altar of the Lord our God.

  • 20  Did not Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the accursed thing, and wrath fell on all the congregation of Israel? and that man perished not alone in his iniquity.

  • 21  Then the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh answered, and said unto the heads of the thousands of Israel,

  • 22  The Lord God of gods, the Lord God of gods, he knoweth, and Israel he shall know; if it be in rebellion, or if in transgression against the Lord, (save us not this day,)


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