The Eastern Tribes Return Home

Joshua 22

1 At that time Joshua summoned the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, 2 and said to them, "You have kept w all that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you x and have obeyed my voice in all that I have commanded you. 3 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. 4 y And now the Lord your God has given rest to your brothers, as he promised them. Therefore turn and go to your tents in the land where your possession lies, z which Moses the servant of the Lord gave you on the other side of the Jordan. 5 a Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law that Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, b to love the Lord your God, and to walk in all his ways and to keep his commandments and to cling to him and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul." 6 So Joshua c blessed them and sent them away, and they went to their tents.

7 Now to the one half of the tribe of Manasseh Moses had given a possession in Bashan, d but to the other half Joshua had given a possession beside their brothers in the land west of the Jordan. And when Joshua sent them away to their homes and blessed them, 8 he said to them, "Go back to your tents with much wealth and with very much livestock, with silver, gold, bronze, and iron, and with much clothing. e Divide the spoil of your enemies with your brothers." 9 So the people of Reuben and the people of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh returned home, parting from the people of Israel at Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan, to go f to the land of Gilead, their own land of which they had possessed themselves by command of the Lord through Moses.

  1. Cross References
    Numbers 32:20 - 22
    So Moses said to them, "If you will do this, if you will take up arms to go before the Lord for the war.
    Deuteronomy 3:18 - 20
    And I commanded you at that time, saying, 'The Lord your God has given you this land to possess. All your men of valor shall cross over armed before your brothers, the people of Israel.
  2. Cross References
    Joshua 1:16 - 17
    And they answered Joshua, "All that you have commanded us we will do, and wherever you send us we will go.
  3. Cross References
    Joshua 11:23
    So Joshua took the whole land, according to all that the Lord had spoken to Moses. And Joshua gave it for an inheritance to Israel according to their tribal allotments. And the land had rest from war.
  4. Cross References
    Joshua 13:8
    With the other half of the tribe of Manasseh the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance, which Moses gave them, beyond the Jordan eastward, as Moses the servant of the Lord gave them:
  5. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 6:6
    And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.
    Deuteronomy 6:17
    You shall diligently keep the commandments of the Lord your God, and his testimonies and his statutes, which he has commanded you.
    Deuteronomy 11:22
    For if you will be careful to do all this commandment that I command you to do, loving the Lord your God, walking in all his ways, and holding fast to him.
  6. Cross References
    Joshua 23:11
    Be very careful, therefore, to love the Lord yo...
    Deuteronomy 6:5
    You shall love the Lord your God with all your ...
    Deuteronomy 10:12
    And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God re...
    Deuteronomy 11:1
    You shall therefore love the Lord your God and ...
    Deuteronomy 11:13
    And if you will indeed obey my commandments tha...
    Deuteronomy 11:22
    For if you will be careful to do all this comma...
  7. Cross References
    Joshua 14:13
    Then Joshua blessed him, and he gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh for an inheritance.
  8. Cross References
    Joshua 17:5
    Thus there fell to Manasseh ten portions, besides the land of Gilead and Bashan, which is on the other side of the Jordan.
  9. Cross References
    Numbers 31:27
    And divide the plunder into two parts between the warriors who went out to battle and all the congregation.
    1 Samuel 30:24
    Who would listen to you in this matter? For as his share is who goes down into the battle, so shall his share be who stays by the baggage. They shall share alike.
  10. Cross References
    Numbers 32:1
    Now the people of Reuben and the people of Gad had a very great number of livestock. And they saw the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead, and behold, the place was a place for livestock.
    Numbers 32:26
    Our little ones, our wives, our livestock, and all our cattle shall remain there in the cities of Gilead.
    Numbers 32:29
    And Moses said to them, "If the people of Gad and the people of Reuben, every man who is armed to battle before the Lord, will pass with you over the Jordan and the land shall be subdued before you, then you shall give them the land of Gilead for a possession.
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