Joshua 22:3
New International Version
For a long time now--to this very day--you have not deserted your fellow Israelites but have carried out the mission the LORD your God gave you.

New Living Translation
During all this time you have not deserted the other tribes. You have been careful to obey the commands of the LORD your God right up to the present day.

English Standard Version
You have not forsaken your brothers these many days, down to this day, but have been careful to keep the charge of the LORD your God.

Berean Study Bible
All this time you have not deserted your brothers, up to this very day, but have kept the charge given you by the LORD your God.

New American Standard Bible
"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.

New King James Version
You have not left your brethren these many days, up to this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of the LORD your God.

King James Bible
Ye have not left your brethren these many days unto this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of the LORD your God.

Christian Standard Bible
You have not deserted your brothers even once this whole time but have carried out the requirement of the command of the LORD your God.

Good News Translation
All this time you have never once deserted the other Israelites. You have been careful to obey the commands of the LORD your God.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
You have not deserted your brothers even once this whole time but have carried out the requirement of the command of the LORD your God.

International Standard Version
You haven't abandoned your relatives these past days to the present, and you have met the obligation contained in the commands of the LORD your God.

NET Bible
You have not abandoned your fellow Israelites this entire time, right up to this very day. You have completed the task given you by the LORD your God.

New Heart English Bible
You have not left your brothers these many days to this day, but have performed the duty of the commandment of the LORD your God.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
All this time, to this day, you have never deserted your relatives. You have carefully kept the commands of the LORD your God.

JPS Tanakh 1917
ye have not left your brethren these many days unto this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of the LORD your God.

New American Standard 1977
“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.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Ye have not left your brethren these many days unto this day but have kept the charge of the commandment of the LORD your God.

King James 2000 Bible
You have not left your brethren these many days unto this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of the LORD your God.

American King James Version
You have not left your brothers these many days to this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of the LORD your God.

American Standard Version
ye have not left your brethren these many days unto this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of Jehovah your God.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
Ye have not deserted your brethren these many days: until this day ye have kept the commandment of the Lord your God.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neither have you left your brethren this long time, until this present day, keeping the commandment of the Lord your God.

Darby Bible Translation
Ye have not left your brethren these many days unto this day, and ye have kept the charge of the commandment of Jehovah your God.

English Revised Version
ye have not left your brethren these many days unto this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of the LORD your God.

Webster's Bible Translation
Ye have not left your brethren these many days to this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of the LORD your God.

World English Bible
You have not left your brothers these many days to this day, but have performed the duty of the commandment of Yahweh your God.

Young's Literal Translation
ye have not left your brethren these many days unto this day, and have kept the charge -- the command of Jehovah your God.
Study Bible
The Eastern Tribes Return Home
2and told them, “You have done all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, and you have obeyed my voice in all that I commanded you. 3All this time you have not deserted your brothers, up to this very day, but have kept the charge given you by the LORD your God. 4And now that the LORD your God has given your brothers rest as He promised them, you may return to your homes in the land that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you across the Jordan.…
Cross References
Joshua 22:2
and told them, "You have done all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, and you have obeyed my voice in all that I commanded you.

Joshua 22:4
And now that the LORD your God has given your brothers rest as He promised them, you may return to your homes in the land that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you across the Jordan.

Treasury of Scripture

You have not left your brothers these many days to this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of the LORD your God.

Philippians 1:23-27
For I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: …







Lexicon
All this time
יָמִ֣ים (yā·mîm)
Noun - masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

you have not
לֹֽא־ (lō-)
Adverb - Negative particle
Strong's Hebrew 3808: Not, no

deserted
עֲזַבְתֶּ֣ם (‘ă·zaḇ·tem)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 5800: To loosen, relinquish, permit

your brothers,
אֲחֵיכֶ֗ם (’ă·ḥê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 251: A brother, )

up to
עַ֖ד (‘aḏ)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

this very day,
הַיּ֣וֹם (hay·yō·wm)
Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3117: A day

but have kept
וּשְׁמַרְתֶּ֕ם (ū·šə·mar·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 8104: To hedge about, guard, to protect, attend to

the charge
מִשְׁמֶ֕רֶת (miš·me·reṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4931: A guard, watch, charge, function

given you
מִצְוַ֖ת (miṣ·waṯ)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 4687: Commandment

by the LORD
יְהוָ֥ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

your God.
אֱלֹהֵיכֶֽם׃ (’ĕ·lō·hê·ḵem)
Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 430: gods -- the supreme God, magistrates, a superlative
Verse 3. - Many days (see note on ver. 1). The expression in the original implies more, a great many days, the usual expression for a period of considerable length. Thus the military service of these tribes must under any circumstances have been a prolonged and arduous one, and they well deserved the encomiums which Joshua here lavishes upon them. It is a remarkable and almost inexplicable fact, that while the sojourn in the wilderness is represented as one long catalogue of murmurings, not one single complaint (unless we may call the gentle expostulation of the tribe of Joseph, in ch. 17, a complaint) disturbs the peace of the tribes while Joshua led them. This remarkable consistency of the narrative throughout, so great a contrast to what precedes and what follows, and felt to be so by the writer (Joshua 24:31), is of itself no small pledge of the trustworthiness of the whole. A collector at random from various narratives, themselves to a considerable extent fictitious, could hardly have managed to cull portions which would form an harmonious whole. A writer who was inventing his details would hardly have thought of making his history so great a contrast to the rest of the history of Israel, save with the idea of exalting the character of his hero. But there is no attempt to set Joshua above Moses, or any other Jewish leader. In fact, it is an argument for the early composition of the hook that there is no reference, not even an allusion, to any later events in the history of Israel. Why there was this marked difference between Israel under Joshua, and Israel at any other time, is a question somewhat difficult to determine. Yet we may believe that it was the evidence of visible success. While the Israelites were wandering in the wilderness, they felt keenly, as men accustomed to a civilised and settled life, the inconveniences of a nomad existence. By their mingled impatience and cowardice they had forfeited their claim to God's protection. Even the observance of their feasts, and still further the rite of initiation into the covenant itself, were in abeyance (see notes on Joshua 5:2-8). So uncertain, humanly speaking, was their future, that it was as difficult a task, and one the successful accomplishment of which was above unassisted human powers, for Moses to keep them together in the wilderness, as it was for Joshua to lead them to victory in the promised land. And it is one of the commonest of Christian experiences, both in the history of individuals and of the Christian Church, that times of prosperity are times of content and outward satisfaction. It is the times of adversity that try men's faith and patience. As long as the Israelitish Church was subduing kingdoms, winning splendid victories, experiencing the encouragement derivable from God's sensible presence and intervention, there was no discontent, discouragement, or wavering. But the trials of the long wandering, as well as those incident to the quiet, unostentatious discharge of duty, were fatal to their faith and patience. Can theirs be said to be a singular history? Kept the charge. The words in the original have reference to the punctual discharge of a duty entrusted to a person to fulfil. It may be rendered, "kept the observance of the commandment." This commandment, as we have before seen, was given in Numbers 32. (see also Joshua 1:12-18). 22:1-9 Joshua dismisses the tribes with good counsel. Those who have the commandment have it in vain, unless they do the commandment; and it will not be done aright unless we take diligent heed. In particular to love the Lord our God, as the best of beings, and the best of friends; and as far as that principle rules in the heart, there will be constant care and endeavour to walk in his ways, even those that are narrow and up-hill. In every instance to keep his commandments. At all times, and in all conditions, with purpose of heart to cleave unto the Lord, and to serve him and his kingdom among men, with all our heart, and with all our soul. This good counsel is given to all; may God give us grace to take it!
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