Joshua 22:24

“And if we haue not rather done it for feare of this thing, saying, In time to come your children might speake vnto our children, saying, What haue you to doe with the Lord God of Israel?”

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Other Translations

And if we have not [rather] done it for fear of [this] thing, saying, In time to come your children might speak unto our children, saying, What have ye to do with the LORD God of Israel?
- King James Version

"But truly we have done this out of concern, for a reason, saying, 'In time to come your sons may say to our sons, "What have you to do with the LORD, the God of Israel?
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and if we have not `rather' out of carefulness done this, `and' of purpose, saying, In time to come your children might speak unto our children, saying, What have ye to do with Jehovah, the God of Israel?
- American Standard Version (1901)

And if we have not, in fact, done this designedly and with purpose, having in our minds the fear that in time to come your children might say to our children, What have you to do with the Lord, the God of Israel?
- Basic English Bible

and if we have not done it from fear of this thing, saying, In future your children will speak to our children, saying, What have ye to do with Jehovah the God of Israel?
- Darby Bible

And if we have not rather done it for fear of this thing, saying, In time to come your children may speak to our children, saying, What have ye to do with the LORD God of Israel?
- Webster's Bible

If we have not out of concern done this, and for a reason, saying, 'In time to come your children might speak to our children, saying, What have you to do with Yahweh, the God of Israel?
- World English Bible

`And if not, from fear of [this] thing we have done it, saying, Hereafter your sons do speak to ours sons, saying, What to you and to Jehovah God of Israel?
- Youngs Literal Bible

and if we have not rather out of anxiety about a matter done this, saying: In time to come your children might speak unto our children, saying: What have ye to do with the LORD, the God of Israel?
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Joshua 22:24


22:24 With the Lord - You have no relation to him, nor interest in him, or his worship.


Discussion for Joshua 22

  • BSP
    Verse 30-before attacking in war the Israelites living on the western side of the Jordan investigated the report they heard about the Israelites living on the eastern side. This kept them from acting hastily.
  • BibleFan
    whew! - this was a close call - a good lesson here is to not be too quick to mistrust people's intentions. Both sides harbored mistrust of one another - one thought the other was abandoning god - the other thought they were going to be cast off by their brethren
  • April
    Charlie frank:I understand what you are saying they did just REACT but I think that after all they have been through they were so scared that the inquity of this altar would DAMN THEM ALL,sin was to be kept out of these peculiar childrens lives,GOD chose them for this special gift and they did the first thing they thought they had to do,but it worked out in the end,thankfully,later some do stray..
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The long and short of it all is to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all His ways, and to keep His commandments, and to cleave unto Him, and to serve Him with all our heart and with all our soul.
  • Irene123
    Joshua 22 is the perfect witness to Isa. 1:18: Come now, let us REASON together (instead of war).
  • Brianna
    Joshua 22:5 - I appreciate this verse at it shows that we should do our utmost to obey God's law. Today, people have disregarded God's laws b disobeying them, and then saying it's okay to do so because God loves you. NOT SO! This scripture encourages us to give our best to Jehovah God. We must worship with ALL our heart and ALL our soul.

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