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Joshua 22:31-33

22:31 Phinehas, son of Eleazar, the priest, said to the Reubenites, Gadites, and the Manassehites, 1  “Today we know that the Lord is among us, because you have not disobeyed the Lord in this. 2  Now 3  you have rescued the Israelites from the Lord’s judgment.” 4 

22:32 Phinehas, son of Eleazar, the priest, and the leaders left the Reubenites and Gadites in the land of Gilead and reported back to the Israelites in the land of Canaan. 5  22:33 The Israelites were satisfied with their report and gave thanks to God. 6  They said nothing more about launching an attack to destroy the land in which the Reubenites and Gadites lived. 7 

1 tn Heb “the sons of Reuben, and the sons of Gad, and the sons of Manasseh.”

2 tn Heb “because you were not unfaithful with this unfaithfulness against the Lord.”

3 tn On the use of אָז in a logical sense, see Waltke-O’Connor, Hebrew Syntax, 667.

4 tn Heb “the hand (i.e., power) of the Lord.”

5 tn Heb “and Phinehas…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 they brought back to them a word.”

6 tn Heb “and the word was good in the eyes of the sons of Israel and the sons of Israel blessed God.”

7 tn Heb “and they did not speak about going up against them for battle to destroy the land in which the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad were living.”

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