Tribes beyond Jordan Return
1 aThen° Joshua° summoned° the Reubenites° and the Gadites° and the half-tribe°° of Manasseh°, 2 and said° to them, “You have kept° all° that Moses° the servant° of the LORD° commanded° you, aand have listened° to my voice° in all° that I commanded° you. 3 You have not forsaken° your brothers° these° many° days° to this° day°, but have kept° the charge° of the commandment° of the LORD° your God°. 4 And now° athe LORD° your God° has given° rest° to your brothers°, as He spoke° to them; therefore turn° now° and go° to your tents°, to the land° of your possession°, which° Moses° the servant° of the LORD° gave° you beyond° the Jordan°. 5 Only° be very° careful° to observe° the commandment° and the law° which° Moses° the servant° of the LORD° commanded° you, to alove° the LORD° your God° and walk° in all° His ways° and keep° His commandments° and hold° fast° to Him and serve° Him bwith all° your heart° and with all° your soul°.” 6 So Joshua° ablessed° them and sent° them away°, and they went° to their tents°.
 aNu 32:20-22
 aJsh 1:12-18
 aNu 32:18; Dt 3:20
 aDt 5:10 bDt 4:29
 aGn 47:7; Jsh 14:13; 2S 6:18; Lk 24:50
7 ¶ Now ato the one half-tribe°° of Manasseh° Moses° had given° [a possession] in Bashan°, but bto the other half° Joshua° gave° [a possession] among° their brothers° westward° beyond° the Jordan°. So when° Joshua° sent° them away° to their tents°, he blessed° them, 8 and said° to Ithem, “Return° to your tents° with great° riches° and with very° much° livestock°, with silver°, gold°, bronze°, iron°, and with very° many° clothes°; adivide° the spoil° of your enemies° with your brothers°.” 9 The sons° of Reuben° and the sons° of Gad° and the half-tribe°° of Manasseh° returned° [home] and departed° from the sons° of Israel° at Shiloh° which° is in the land° of Canaan°, to go° to the aland° of Gilead°, to the land° of their possession° which° they had possessed°, according° to the Icommand° of the LORD° IIthrough° Moses°.
 aNu 32:33 bJsh 17:1-13
 ILit them, saying, “Return aNu 31:27; 1S 30:16
 ILit mouth IILit by the hand of aNu 32:1, 26, 29
The Offensive Altar
10 ¶ When they came° to the region° of the Jordan° which° is in the land° of Canaan°, the sons° of Reuben° and the sons° of Gad° and the half-tribe°° of Manasseh° built° an altar° there° by the Jordan°, a large° altar° in appearance°. 11 And the sons° of Israel° heard° [it] Isaid°, “Behold°, the sons° of Reuben° and the sons° of Gad° and the half-tribe°° of Manasseh° have abuilt° an altar° at the IIfrontier° of the land° of Canaan°, in the region° of the Jordan°, on the side° [belonging to] the sons° of Israel°.” 12 When the sons° of Israel° heard° [of it], the whole° congregation° of the sons° of Israel° gathered° themselves at aShiloh° to go° up against° them in war°.
13 ¶ Then the sons° of Israel° sent° to the sons° of Reuben° and to the sons° of Gad° and to the half-tribe°° of Manasseh°, into the land° of Gilead°, aPhinehas° the son° of Eleazar° the priest°, 14 and with him ten° chiefs°, one° chief° for each father’s° household° from each° of the tribes° of Israel°; and aeach° one° of them [was] the head° of his father’s° household° among the Ithousands° of Israel°. 15 They came° to the sons° of Reuben° and to the sons° of Gad° and to the half-tribe°° of Manasseh°, to the land° of Gilead°, and they spoke° with them saying°, 16 “Thus° says° the whole° congregation° of the LORD°, ‘What° is this° unfaithful° act° which° you have committed° against the God° of Israel°, turning° away° from following° the LORD° this day°, by abuilding° yourselves an altar°, to rebel° against the LORD° this day°? 17 Is not athe iniquity° of Peor° Ienough° for us, from which° we have not cleansed° ourselves to this° day°, although a plague° came° on the congregation° of the LORD°, 18 that you must turn° away° this day° from following° the LORD°? If you rebel° against the LORD° today°, aHe will be angry° with the whole° congregation° of Israel° tomorrow°. 19 If°, however°, the land° of your possession° is unclean°, then Icross° into the land° of the possession° of the LORD°, where°° the LORD’S° tabernacle° IIstands°, and take° possession° among° us. Only do not rebel° against the LORD°, or rebel° against° us by abuilding° an altar° for yourselves, besides°° the altar° of the LORD° our God°. 20 Did not aAchan° the son° of Zerah° act° unfaithfully° in the things° under° the ban°, and wrath° fall° on all° the congregation° of Israel°? And that man° did not perish° alone° in his iniquity°.’”
 aNu 25:7, 11; 31:6
 IOr families aNu 1:4
 aJsh 22:11
 ILit little for us aNu 25:1-9
 aNu 16:22
 ILit cross for yourselves IILit abides aJsh 22:11
 aJsh 7:1-26
21 ¶ Then the sons° of Reuben° and the sons° of Gad° and the half-tribe°° of Manasseh° answered° and spoke° to the heads° of the Ifamilies° of Israel°. 22 “The aMighty° One°, God°, the LORD°, the Mighty° One°, God°, the LORD°! bHe knows°, and may Israel° itself° know°. If° [it was] in rebellion°, or if° in an unfaithful° act° against the LORD° do not save° us this° day°! 23 If we have built° us an altar° to turn° away° from following° the LORD°, or if° to aoffer° a burnt° offering° or grain offering° on it, or if° to offer° sacrifices° of peace° offerings° on it, may the LORD° Himself° require° it. 24 But truly°° we have done° this° out of concern°, Ifor a reason°, saying°, ‘In time° to come° your sons° may say° to our IIsons°, “What° have you to do with the LORD°, the God° of Israel°? 25 For the LORD° has made° the Jordan° a border° between° us and you, [you] sons° of Reuben° and sons° of Gad°; you have° no° portion° in the LORD°.” So your sons° may make our sons° stop° fearing° the LORD°.’
 ILit thousands
 aDt 10:17 b1K 8:39; Jb 10:7; Ps 44:21
 aDt 12:11
 ILit from IILit sons, saying
26 ¶ “Therefore we said°, ‘Let us Ibuild°° an altar°, not for burnt° offering° or for sacrifice°; 27 rather° it shall be aa witness° between° us and you and between° our generations° after° us, that we are to bperform° the service° of the LORD° before° Him with our burnt° offerings°, and with our sacrifices° and with our peace° offerings°, so° that your sons° will not say° to our sons° in time° to come°, “You have° no° portion° in the LORD°.”’ 28 Therefore we said°, ‘It shall also come° about if° they say° [this] to us or to our generations° in time° to come°, then we shall say°, “See° the copy° of the altar° of the LORD° which° our fathers° made°, not for burnt° offering° or for sacrifice°; rather° it is a witness° between° us and you.”’ 29 Far° be it from us that we should rebel° against the LORD° and turn° away° from following° the LORD° this day°, by abuilding° an altar° for burnt° offering°, for grain offering° or for sacrifice°, besides°° the altar° of the LORD° our God° which° is before° His Itabernacle°.”
 ILit prepare to build for ourselves
 aGn 31:48; Jsh 24:27 bDt 12:6, 11, 26f
 ILit dwelling place aDt 12:13f
30 ¶ So when Phinehas° the priest° and the leaders° of the congregation°, even the heads° of the Ifamilies° of Israel° who° [were] with him, heard° the words° which° the sons° of Reuben° and the sons° of Gad° and the sons° of Manasseh° spoke°, it pleased°° them. 31 And Phinehas° the son° of Eleazar° the priest° said° to the sons° of Reuben° and to the sons° of Gad° and to the sons° of Manasseh°, “Today° we know° that the aLORD° is in our midst°, because° you have not committed° this° unfaithful° act° against the LORD°; now° you have delivered° the sons° of Israel° from the hand° of the LORD°.”
32 ¶ Then Phinehas° the son° of Eleazar° the priest° and the leaders° returned° from the sons° of Reuben° and from the sons° of Gad°, from the land° of Gilead° to the land° of Canaan°, to the sons° of Israel°, and brought° back° word° to them. 33 The word° pleased°° the sons° of Israel°, and the sons° of Israel° ablessed° God°; and they did not speak° of going° up against° them in war° to destroy° the land° in which° the sons° of Reuben° and the sons° of Gad° were living°. 34 The sons° of Reuben° and the sons° of Gad° acalled° the altar° [Witness]; “For,” [they said], “it is a witness° between° us that the LORD° is God°.”
Copyright © 1960, 1962, 1963, 1968, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1995
by The Lockman Foundation, La Habra, Calif. All rights reserved.
For Permission to Quote Information visit http://www.lockman.org.
NAS Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
with Hebrew-Aramaic and Greek Dictionaries
Copyright © 1981, 1998 by The Lockman Foundation. All rights reserved.
The two tribes and half with a blessing are sent home.
1 ¶ Then² Joshuaº calledºª the Reubenites,º and the Gadites,º and the halfº tribeº of Manasseh,º 2 And saidºª unto² them, Ye² have keptºª² all² that² Mosesº the servantº of the LORDº commandedºª you, and have obeyedºª my voiceº in all² that² I commandedºª you: 3 Ye have not² leftºª² your brethrenº these² manyº daysº unto² this² day,º but have keptºª² the chargeº of the commandmentº of the LORDº your God.º 4 And now² the LORDº your Godº hath given restºª unto your brethren,º as² he promisedºª them: therefore now² returnºª ye, and get¹ª² you unto your tents,º [and] unto² the landº of your possession,º which² Mosesº the servantº of the LORDº gaveºª you on the other sideº Jordan.º 5 But² take diligentº heedºª to doºª² the commandmentº and the law,º which² Mosesº the servantº of the LORDº chargedºª you, to loveºª² the LORDº your God,º and to walk¹ª² in all² his ways,º and to keepºª his commandments,º and to cleaveºª unto him, and to serveºª him with all² your heartº and with all² your soul.º 6 So Joshuaº blessedºª them, and sent them away:ºª and they went¹ª² unto² their tents.º
 Nu 32:18; Dt 29:7.
 Nu 32:20; Dt 3:16; Jsh 1:12.
 Php 1:23.
 Nu 32:33; Dt 3:1; 12:9; 29:8; Jsh 13:8, 15; 14:1; 21:43.
 Ex 15:26; 20:6; Dt 4:1, 4, 6, 9; 6:5, 6, 17; 10:12, 20; 11:1, 13, 22; 13:4; Jsh 23:8; 24:14; 1S 7:3; 12:20, 24; 1Ch 28:7; Ps 106:3; 119:4; Pv 4:23; Is 55:2; Jr 12:16; Mt 4:10; 6:24; 22:37; Lk 1:74; Jn 12:26; 14:15, 21; 21:15; Ac 11:23; 27:23; Ro 1:9; 8:28; 12:9; He 6:11; 12:15; Jm 1:12; 2:5; 2P 1:5; 1Jn 5:2.
 Gn 14:19; 47:7, 10; Ex 39:43; Jsh 14:13; 22:7; 1S 2:20; 2S 6:18, 20; 2Ch 30:18; Lk 2:34; 24:50; He 7:6.
7 ¶ Now to the [one] halfº of the tribeº of Manassehº Mosesº had givenºª [possession] in Bashan:º but unto the [other] halfº thereof gaveºª Joshuaº amongº their brethrenº on this sideº Jordanº westward.º And when² Joshuaº sent them awayºª also² unto² their tents,º then he blessedºª them, 8 And he spakeºª unto² them, saying,ºª Returnºª with muchº richesº unto² your tents,º and with veryº muchº cattle,º with silver,º and with gold,º and with brass,º and with iron,º and with veryº muchºª raiment:º divideºª the spoilº of your enemiesºª with² your brethren.º
 Jsh 13:29; 17:1.
 Nu 31:27; Dt 8:9, 17; 1S 30:24; 2Ch 17:5; 32:27; Ps 68:12; Pv 3:16; 1Co 15:58; He 11:26.
9 ¶ And the childrenº of Reubenº and the childrenº of Gadº and the halfº tribeº of Manassehº returned,ºª and departed¹ª² from²² the childrenº of Israelº out of Shiloh,º² which² [is] in the landº of Canaan,º to go¹ª² unto² the countryº of Gilead,º to² the landº of their possession,º whereof² they were possessed,ºª according² to the wordº of the LORDº by the handº of Moses.º
They build the altar of testimony in their journey.
10 ¶ And when they cameºª unto² the bordersº of Jordan,º that² [are] in the landº of Canaan,º the childrenº of Reubenº and the childrenº of Gadº and the halfº tribeº of Manassehº builtºª there² an altarº by² Jordan,º a greatº altarº to see² to.¹
The Israelites are offended thereat.
11 ¶ And the childrenº of Israelº heardºª say,ºª Behold,² the childrenº of Reubenº and the childrenº of Gadº and the halfº tribeº of Manassehº have builtºª² an altarº over againstº² the landº of Canaan,º in² the bordersº of Jordan,º at² the passage¹² of the childrenº of Israel.º 12 And when the childrenº of Israelº heardºª [of it], the whole² congregationº of the childrenº of Israelº gathered themselves togetherºª at Shiloh,º to go² up¹ª to warº against² them. 13 And the childrenº of Israelº sentºª unto² the childrenº of Reuben,º and to² the childrenº of Gad,º and to² the halfº tribeº of Manasseh,º into² the landº of Gilead,º² Phinehasº the sonº of Eleazarº the priest,º 14 And with² him tenº princes,º of eachº chiefºº houseº a princeº throughout all² the tribesº of Israel;º and each oneº [was] an headº of the houseº of their fathersº among the thousandsº of Israel.º
 Lv 17:8; Dt 12:5; 13:12; Jsh 2:7; 3:14; Jg 12:5; Jn 1:28; 20:1, 12.
 Dt 13:15; Jg 20:1; Ac 11:2; Ro 10:2; Ga 4:17.
 Ex 6:25; Nu 25:7, 11; Dt 13:14; Jg 20:12, 28; Ps 106:30; Pv 20:18; 25:9; Mt 18:15.
 Ex 18:25; Nu 1:4.
15 ¶ And they cameºª unto² the childrenº of Reuben,º and to² the childrenº of Gad,º and to² the halfº tribeº of Manasseh,º unto² the landº of Gilead,º and they spakeºª with² them, saying,ºª 16 Thus² saithºª the whole² congregationº of the LORD,º What² trespassº [is] this² that² ye have committedºª against the Godº of Israel,º to turn awayºª this dayº from followingº² the LORD,º in that ye have buildedºª you an altar,º that ye might rebelºª this dayº against the LORD?º 17 [Is]² the iniquityº of Peorº too littleº for us, from² which² we are not² cleansedºª until² this² day,º although there was² a plagueº in the congregationº of the LORD,º 18 But that ye² must turn awayºª this dayº from followingº² the LORD?º and it will be,² [seeing] ye² rebelºª to dayº against the LORD,º that to morrowº he will be wrothºª with² the whole² congregationº of Israel.º 19 Notwithstanding,º if² the landº of your possessionº [be] unclean,º [then] pass ye overºª unto² the landº of the possessionº of the LORD,º wherein² the LORD'Sº tabernacleº dwelleth,ºª² and take possessionºª amongº us: but rebelºª not² against the LORD,º norº rebelºª against us, in buildingºª you an altarº besideº² the altarº of the LORDº our God.º 20 Did not² Achanº the sonº of Zerahº commitºª a trespassº in the accursed thing,º and wrathº fellºª on² all² the congregationº of Israel?º and that² manº perishedºª not² aloneº in his iniquity.º
 Ex 32:8; Lv 5:19; 17:8; 26:40; Nu 5:6; 14:43; 32:15; Dt 7:4; 12:4, 13; 30:17; Jsh 22:12, 18; 1S 15:23; 1Ch 21:3; 2Ch 10:19; 25:27; 26:18; 28:13; Ezr 9:2, 15; Ps 78:8; Is 63:10; Mt 6:14; 18:17; 1Co 1:10; 5:4; Ga 1:1; He 12:25.
 Nu 25:3, 4; Dt 4:3; Ezr 9:13; Ps 106:28; 1Co 10:8, 11.
 Nu 16:22; Dt 7:4; Jsh 7:1, 11, 21; 22:16, 20; 1S 12:14, 20; 2S 24:1; 1K 9:6; 2K 17:21; 1Ch 21:1, 14; 2Ch 25:27; 34:33; Ezr 9:13.
 Ex 15:17; Lv 17:8; 18:25; Dt 12:5; Jsh 18:1; 2Ch 11:13, 16; Am 7:17; Ac 10:14; 11:8.
 Jsh 7:1, 5, 18, 24; 1Co 10:6; 2P 2:6; Jde 1:5.
They give them good satisfaction.
21 ¶ Then the childrenº of Reubenº and the childrenº of Gadº and the halfº tribeº of Manassehº answered,ºª and saidºª unto² the headsº of the thousandsº of Israel,º 22 The LORDº Godº of gods,º the LORDº Godº of gods,º he² knoweth,ºª and Israelº he² shall know;ºª if² [it be] in rebellion,º or if² in transgressionº against the LORD,º (saveºª us not² this² day,)º 23 That we have builtºª us an altarº to turnºª from followingº² the LORD,º or if² to offerºª thereon² burnt offeringº or meat offering,º or if² to offerºª peaceº offeringsº thereon,² let the LORDº himself² requireºª [it]; 24 And if² we have not² [rather] doneºª² it² for fearº² of [this] thing,º² saying,ºª In time to comeº your childrenº might speakºª unto our children,º saying,ºª What² have ye to do with the LORDº Godº of Israel?º 25 For the LORDº hath madeºª² Jordanº a borderº between² us and you, ye childrenº of Reubenº and childrenº of Gad;º ye have no² partº in the LORD:º so shall your childrenº make¹ª² our childrenº ceaseºª from¹ fearingºª² the LORD.º 26 Therefore we said,ºª Let us now² prepareºª to buildºª us² an altar,º not² for burnt² offering,¹ nor² for sacrifice:º 27 But² [that] it² [may be] a witnessº between² us, and you, and our generationsº afterº us, that we might doºª² the serviceº of the LORDº beforeº him with our burnt offerings,º and with our sacrifices,º and with our peace offerings;º that your childrenº may not² sayºª to our childrenº in time to come,º Ye have no² partº in the LORD.º 28 Therefore saidºª we, that it shall be,² when² they should [so] sayºª to² us or to² our generationsº in time to come,º that we may sayºª [again], Beholdºª² the patternº of the altarº of the LORD,º which² our fathersº made,ºª not² for burnt offerings,º nor² for sacrifices;º but² it² [is] a witnessº between² us and you. 29 God forbidº that we² should rebelºª against the LORD,º and turnºª this dayº from followingº² the LORD,º to buildºª an altarº for burnt offerings,º for meat offerings,º or for sacrifices,º beside²² the altarº of the LORDº our Godº that² [is] beforeº his tabernacle.º
 Ex 18:21; Pv 15:1; 16:1; 18:13; 24:26; Mi 5:2; Ac 11:4; Jm 1:19; 1P 3:15.
 Ex 18:11; Dt 10:17; 1S 15:23; 1K 8:39; Jb 10:7; 23:10; 31:5, 38; Ps 7:3; 37:6; 44:21; 82:1; 95:3; 97:7; 136:2; 139:1; Jr 12:3; 17:10; Dn 2:47; 11:36; Mi 7:9; Mal 3:18; Jn 2:24; 21:17; Ac 1:24; 11:2; 25:11; 2Co 5:11; 11:11, 31; 1Ti 6:16; He 4:13; Rv 2:23; 19:16.
 Gn 9:4; Dt 18:19; 1S 20:16; 2Ch 24:22; Ps 10:13; Ezk 3:18; 33:6, 8.
 Gn 18:19; 30:33; Ex 13:14; Dt 6:20; Jsh 4:6.
 Jsh 22:27; 1S 26:19; 2S 20:1; 1K 12:16, 27; 14:16; 15:30; Ezr 4:2; Ne 2:20; Ac 8:21.
 Gn 31:48, 52; Dt 12:5, 11, 17, 26; Jsh 22:10, 34; 24:27; 1S 7:12.
 Ex 25:40; 2K 16:10; Ezk 43:10; He 8:5.
 Gn 44:7, 17; Dt 12:13; Jsh 22:23, 26; 24:16; 1S 12:23; 1K 21:3; 2K 18:22; 2Ch 32:12; Ro 3:6; 6:2; 9:14.
30 ¶ And when Phinehasº the priest,º and the princesº of the congregationº and headsº of the thousandsº of Israelº which² [were] with² him, heardºª² the wordsº that² the childrenº of Reubenº and the childrenº of Gadº and the childrenº of Manassehº spake,ºª it pleasedººª them. 31 And Phinehasº the sonº of Eleazarº the priestº saidºª unto² the childrenº of Reuben,º and to² the childrenº of Gad,º and to² the childrenº of Manasseh,º This dayº we perceiveºª that² the LORDº [is] amongº us, because² ye have not² committedºª this² trespassº against the LORD:º nowº ye have deliveredºª² the childrenº of Israelº out of the handº² of the LORD.º
 Gn 28:8; Jsh 22:33; Jg 8:3; 1S 25:32; 29:6; 2Ch 30:4; Es 1:21; Pv 15:1; Ac 11:18.
 Lv 26:11; Nu 14:41; Jsh 3:10; 2Ch 15:2; Ps 68:17; Is 12:6; Zc 8:23; Mt 1:23; 1Co 14:25.
32 ¶ And Phinehasº the sonº of Eleazarº the priest,º and the princes,º returnedºª from²² the childrenº of Reuben,º and from²² the childrenº of Gad,º out of the landº² of Gilead,º unto² the landº of Canaan,º to² the childrenº of Israel,º and brought¹ª them word¹ again.ºª²² 33 And the thingº pleasedººª the childrenº of Israel;º and the childrenº of Israelº blessedºª God,º and did not² intendºª to go upºª against² them in battle,º to destroyºª² the landº wherein² the childrenº of Reubenº and Gadº dwelt.ºª 34 And the childrenº of Reubenº and the childrenº of Gadº calledºª the altarº [Ed]: for² it² [shall be] a witnessº between² us that² the LORDº [is] God.º
 Jsh 22:12; Pv 25:13.
 Jsh 22:30; 1S 25:32; 1Ch 29:20; Ne 8:5; Dn 2:19; Lk 2:28; Ac 15:12, 31; 2Co 7:7; Ep 1:3; 1Th 3:6.
 Jsh 22:27; 24:27; 1K 18:39; Is 43:10; Mt 4:10.
©2011 by First Gospel Publications, Zion, Ill. All rights reserved.
For downloads and more information please visit www.FirstGospel.com.
Strong's Exhaustive Concordance of the Bible
with Hebrew-Chaldee and Greek Dictionaries
Featuring the qBible.com Living Strong's Lexical Map
©2003 by The WWW Chat Bible Compages. All rights reserved.
For how to use color-coding please view [www.ChatBible.com/key.asp].
Lexicon & Concordance |