So Joshua rose up early in the morning
Which showed his readiness and diligence to obey the command of God; and as there was much work to do, it required that he should rise early:
and brought Israel by their tribes:
before the Lord, at the tabernacle, where he and the high priest and elders attended; each tribe was thither brought by their representatives:
and the tribe of Judah was taken:
either his stone in the breastplate of the high priest looked dull, as some say, or rather the lot being cast fell on that tribe.