Joshua 7:17

17 The clans of Judah came forward, and the Zerahites were chosen. He had the clan of the Zerahites come forward by families, and Zimri was chosen.

Joshua 7:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 And he brought the family of Judah; and he took the family of the Zarhites: and he brought the family of the Zarhites man by man; and Zabdi was taken:
ESV
17 And he brought near the clans of Judah, and the clan of the Zerahites was taken. And he brought near the clan of the Zerahites man by man, and Zabdi was taken.
NLT
17 Then the clans of Judah came forward, and the clan of Zerah was singled out. Then the families of Zerah came forward, and the family of Zimri was singled out.
MSG
17 Then he called up the clans and singled out the Zerahites. He called up the Zerahite families and singled out the Zabdi family.
CSB
17 He had the clans of Judah come forward, and the Zerahite clan was selected. He had the Zerahite clan come forward by heads of families, and Zabdi was selected.

Joshua 7:17 Meaning and Commentary

Joshua 7:17

And he brought the family of Judah
That is, the tribe of Judah, as Kimchi and Ben Melech interpret it, F26; or rather, the several families in that tribe, even the heads of them:

and he took the family of the Zarhites:
which descended from Zerah the son of Judah; that was taken by lot:

and he brought the family of the Zarhites man by man;
and cast lots on them:

and Zabdi was taken:
that part of the family of the Zarhites which sprung from Zabdi, a son of Zerah.


FOOTNOTES:

F26 So R. Sol. Ohel Moed, fol. 94. 2.

Joshua 7:17 In-Context

15 Whoever is caught with the devoted things shall be destroyed by fire, along with all that belongs to him. He has violated the covenant of the LORD and has done an outrageous thing in Israel!’ ”
16 Early the next morning Joshua had Israel come forward by tribes, and Judah was chosen.
17 The clans of Judah came forward, and the Zerahites were chosen. He had the clan of the Zerahites come forward by families, and Zimri was chosen.
18 Joshua had his family come forward man by man, and Achan son of Karmi, the son of Zimri, the son of Zerah, of the tribe of Judah, was chosen.
19 Then Joshua said to Achan, “My son, give glory to the LORD, the God of Israel, and honor him. Tell me what you have done; do not hide it from me.”

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