Joshua 22:26

“Therefore we said, Let vs now prepare to build vs an altar, not for burnt offering, nor for sacrifice,”

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Other Translations

Therefore we said, Let us now prepare to build us an altar, not for burnt offering, nor for sacrifice:
- King James Version

"Therefore we said, 'Let us build an altar, not for burnt offering or for sacrifice;
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Therefore we said, Let us now prepare to build us an altar, not for burnt-offering, nor for sacrifice:
- American Standard Version (1901)

So we said, Let us now make an altar for ourselves, not for burned offerings or for the offerings of beasts:
- Basic English Bible

And we said, Let us now set to work to build an altar, not for burnt-offering, nor for sacrifice,
- Darby Bible

Therefore we said, Let us now prepare to build us an altar, not for burnt-offering, nor for sacrifice:
- Webster's Bible

Therefore we said, 'Let's now prepare to build ourselves an altar, not for burnt offering, nor for sacrifice;
- World English Bible

`And we say, Pray let us prepare for ourselves to build the altar -- not for burnt-offering nor for sacrifice --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Therefore we said: Let us now prepare to build us an altar, not for burnt-offering, nor for sacrifice;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

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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