Join with us! 1 We will all share 2 equally in what we steal.” 3
“Listen, sir, 1 you are a mighty prince 2 among us! You may bury your dead in the choicest of our tombs. None of us will refuse you his tomb to prevent you 3 from burying your dead.”
But if your own land 1 is impure, 2 cross over to the Lord’s own land, 3 where the Lord himself lives, 4 and settle down among us. 5 But don’t rebel against the Lord or us 6 by building for yourselves an altar aside from the altar of the Lord our God.
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