Numbers 32:22
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English Standard Version
and the land is subdued before the LORD; then after that you shall return and be free of obligation to the LORD and to Israel, and this land shall be your possession before the LORD.

King James Bible
And the land be subdued before the LORD: then afterward ye shall return, and be guiltless before the LORD, and before Israel; and this land shall be your possession before the LORD.

American Standard Version
and the land is subdued before Jehovah; then afterward ye shall return, and be guiltless towards Jehovah, and towards Israel; and this land shall be unto you for a possession before Jehovah.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And all the land be brought under him, then shall you be blameless before the Lord and before Israel, and you shall obtain the countries that you desire, before the Lord.

English Revised Version
and the land be subdued before the LORD: then afterward ye shall return, and be guiltless towards the LORD, and towards Israel; and this land shall be unto you for a possession before the LORD.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the land shall be subdued before the LORD: then afterward ye shall return, and be guiltless before the LORD, and before Israel; and this land shall be your possession before the LORD.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The persons thus reproved came near to Moses, and replied, "We will build sheep-folds here for our flocks, and towns for our children; but we will equip ourselves hastily (חשׁים, part. pass. hasting) before the children of Israel, till we bring them to their place" (i.e., to Canaan). צאן גּדרת, folds or pens for flocks, that were built of stones piled up one upon another (1 Samuel 24:4).

(Note: According to Wetstein (Reiseber. p. 29), it is a regular custom with the nomads in Leja, to surround every place, where they pitch their tents, with a Sira, i.e., with an enclosure of stones about the height of a man, that the flocks may not be scattered in the night, and that they may know at once, from the noise made by the falling of the smaller stones which are laid at the top, if a wolf attempts to enter the enclosure during the night.)

By the building of towns, we are to understand the rebuilding and fortification of them. טף, the children, including the women, and such other defenceless members of the family as were in need of protection (see at Exodus 12:37). When their families were secured in fortified towns against the inhabitants of the land, the men who could bear arms would not return to their houses till the children of Israel, i.e., the rest of the tribes, had all received their inheritance: for they did not wish for an inheritance on the other side of Jordan and farther on, if (כּי) their inheritance was assigned them on this side Jordan towards the east. The application of the expression היּרדּן מעבר to the land on the east of the Jordan, as well as to that on the west, points to a time when the Israelites had not yet obtained a firm footing in Canaan. At that time the land to the west of the river could very naturally be spoken of as "beyond the Jordan," from the subjective stand-point of the historian, who was then on the east of the river; whereas, according to the objective and geographical usage, the land "beyond Jordan" signifies the country to the east of the river. But in order to prevent misunderstanding, in this particular instance the expression היּרדּן עבר is defined more precisely as מזרחה, "towards the east," when it is intended to apply to the land on the east of the Jordan.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

land

Deuteronomy 3:20 Until the LORD have given rest to your brothers, as well as to you...

Joshua 10:30,42 And the LORD delivered it also, and the king thereof, into the hand of Israel; and he smote it with the edge of the sword...

Joshua 11:23 So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the LORD said to Moses...

Joshua 18:1 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there...

Psalm 44:1-4 We have heard with our ears, O God, our fathers have told us, what work you did in their days, in the times of old...

Psalm 78:55 He cast out the heathen also before them, and divided them an inheritance by line...

ye shall

Joshua 22:4,9 And now the LORD your God has given rest to your brothers, as he promised them: therefore now return you, and get you to your tents...

be guiltless

Joshua 2:19 And it shall be, that whoever shall go out of the doors of your house into the street, his blood shall be on his head...

2 Samuel 3:28 And afterward when David heard it, he said...

this land

Deuteronomy 3:12-18 And this land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the cities thereof...

Joshua 1:15 Until the LORD have given your brothers rest, as he has given you...

Joshua 13:8,29-32 With whom the Reubenites and the Gadites have received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond Jordan eastward...

Joshua 22:9 And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh returned...

Cross References
Leviticus 14:34
"When you come into the land of Canaan, which I give you for a possession, and I put a case of leprous disease in a house in the land of your possession,

Numbers 32:21
and every armed man of you will pass over the Jordan before the LORD, until he has driven out his enemies from before him

Deuteronomy 3:20
until the LORD gives rest to your brothers, as to you, and they also occupy the land that the LORD your God gives them beyond the Jordan. Then each of you may return to his possession which I have given you.'

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