Joshua 22

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Joshua 22 Text (WEB)
  1. Then Joshua called the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh,
  2. and said to them, "You have kept all that Moses the servant of Yahweh commanded you, and have listened to my voice in all that I commanded you.
  3. You have not left your brothers these many days to this day, but have performed the duty of the commandment of Yahweh your God.
  4. Now Yahweh your God has given rest to your brothers, as he spoke to them. Therefore now return and go to your tents, to the land of your possession, which Moses the servant of Yahweh gave you beyond the Jordan.
  5. Only take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of Yahweh commanded you, to love Yahweh your God, to walk in all his ways, to keep his commandments, to hold fast to him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul."
  6. So Joshua blessed them, and sent them away; and they went to their tents.
  7. Now to the one half-tribe of Manasseh Moses had given inheritance in Bashan; but to the other half gave Joshua among their brothers beyond the Jordan westward. Moreover when Joshua sent them away to their tents, he blessed them,
  8. and spoke to them, saying, "Return with much wealth to your tents, with very much livestock, with silver, with gold, with brass, with iron, and with very much clothing. Divide the spoil of your enemies with your brothers."
  9. The children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh returned, and departed from the children of Israel out of Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan, to go to the land of Gilead, to the land of their possession, which they owned, according to the commandment of Yahweh by Moses.
  10. When they came to the region about the Jordan, that is in the land of Canaan, the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh built there an altar by the Jordan, a great altar to look at.
  11. The children of Israel heard this, "Behold, the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh have built an altar in the forefront of the land of Canaan, in the region about the Jordan, on the side that pertains to the children of Israel."
  12. When the children of Israel heard of it, the whole congregation of the children of Israel gathered themselves together at Shiloh, to go up against them to war.
  13. The children of Israel sent to the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, into the land of Gilead, Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest,
  14. and with him ten princes, one prince of a fathers' house for each of the tribes of Israel; and they were everyone of them head of their fathers' houses among the thousands of Israel.
  15. They came to the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, to the land of Gilead, and they spoke with them, saying,
  16. "Thus says the whole congregation of Yahweh, 'What trespass is this that you have committed against the God of Israel, to turn away this day from following Yahweh, in that you have built you an altar, to rebel this day against Yahweh?
  17. Is the iniquity of Peor too little for us, from which we have not cleansed ourselves to this day, although there came a plague on the congregation of Yahweh,
  18. that you must turn away this day from following Yahweh? It will be, since you rebel today against Yahweh, that tomorrow he will be angry with the whole congregation of Israel.
  19. However, if the land of your possession is unclean, then pass over to the land of the possession of Yahweh, in which Yahweh's tabernacle dwells, and take possession among us; but don't rebel against Yahweh, nor rebel against us, in building an altar other than the altar of Yahweh our God.
  20. Didn't Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the devoted thing, and wrath fell on all the congregation of Israel? That man didn't perish alone in his iniquity.'"
  21. Then the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh answered, and spoke to the heads of the thousands of Israel,
  22. "The Mighty One, God, Yahweh, the Mighty One, God, Yahweh, he knows; and Israel shall know: if it was in rebellion, or if in trespass against Yahweh (don't save us this day),
  23. that we have built us an altar to turn away from following Yahweh; or if to offer burnt offering or meal offering, or if to offer sacrifices of peace offerings, let Yahweh himself require it.
  24. "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?
  25. For Yahweh has made the Jordan a border between us and you, you children of Reuben and children of Gad. You have no portion in Yahweh."' So your children might make our children cease from fearing Yahweh.
  26. "Therefore we said, 'Let's now prepare to build ourselves an altar, not for burnt offering, nor for sacrifice;
  27. but it will be a witness between us and you, and between our generations after us, that we may perform the service of Yahweh before him with our burnt offerings, with our sacrifices, and with our peace offerings;' that your children may not tell our children in time to come, 'You have no portion in Yahweh.'
  28. "Therefore we said, 'It shall be, when they tell us or our generations this in time to come, that we shall say, "Behold the pattern of the altar of Yahweh, which our fathers made, not for burnt offering, nor for sacrifice; but it is a witness between us and you."'
  29. "Far be it from us that we should rebel against Yahweh, and turn away this day from following Yahweh, to build an altar for burnt offering, for meal offering, or for sacrifice, besides the altar of Yahweh our God that is before his tabernacle!"
  30. When Phinehas the priest, and the princes of the congregation, even the heads of the thousands of Israel that were with him, heard the words that the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the children of Manasseh spoke, it pleased them well.
  31. Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest said to the children of Reuben, to the children of Gad, and to the children of Manasseh, "Today we know that Yahweh is in the midst of us, because you have not committed this trespass against Yahweh. Now you have delivered the children of Israel out of the hand of Yahweh."
  32. Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, and the princes, returned from the children of Reuben, and from the children of Gad, out of the land of Gilead, to the land of Canaan, to the children of Israel, and brought them word again.
  33. The thing pleased the children of Israel; and the children of Israel blessed God, and spoke no more of going up against them to war, to destroy the land in which the children of Reuben and the children of Gad lived.
  34. The children of Reuben and the children of Gad named the altar "A Witness Between Us that Yahweh is God."
Joshua 22 Text (Hebrew)
  1. אז יקרא יהושע לראובני ולגדי ולחצי מטה מנשה׃
  2. ויאמר אליהם אתם שמרתם את כל־אשר צוה אתכם משה עבד יהוה ותשמעו בקולי לכל אשר־צויתי אתכם׃
  3. לא־עזבתם את־אחיכם זה ימים רבים עד היום הזה ושמרתם את־משמרת מצות יהוה אלהיכם׃
  4. ועתה הניח יהוה אלהיכם לאחיכם כאשר דבר להם ועתה פנו ולכו לכם לאהליכם אל־ארץ אחזתכם אשר נתן לכם משה עבד יהוה בעבר הירדן׃
  5. רק שמרו מאד לעשות את־המצוה ואת־התורה אשר צוה אתכם משה עבד־יהוה לאהבה את־יהוה אלהיכם וללכת בכל־דרכיו ולשמר מצותיו ולדבקה־בו ולעבדו בכל־לבבכם ובכל־נפשכם׃
  6. ויברכם יהושע וישלחם וילכו אל־אהליהם׃ ס
  7. ולחצי שבט המנשה נתן משה בבשן ולחציו נתן יהושע עם־אחיהם הירדן ימה וגם כי שלחם יהושע אל־אהליהם ויברכם׃
  8. ויאמר אליהם לאמר בנכסים רבים שובו אל־אהליכם ובמקנה רב־מאד בכסף ובזהב ובנחשת ובברזל ובשלמות הרבה מאד חלקו שלל־איביכם עם־אחיכם׃ ף
  9. וישבו וילכו בני־ראובן ובני־גד וחצי שבט המנשה מאת בני ישראל משלה אשר בארץ־כנען ללכת אל־ארץ הגלעד אל־ארץ אחזתם אשר נאחזו־בה על־פי יהוה ביד־משה׃
  10. ויבאו אל־גלילות הירדן אשר בארץ כנען ויבנו בני־ראובן ובני־גד וחצי שבט המנשה שם מזבח על־הירדן מזבח גדול למראה׃
  11. וישמעו בני־ישראל לאמר הנה בנו בני־ראובן ובני־גד וחצי שבט המנשה את־המזבח אל־מול ארץ כנען אל־גלילות הירדן אל־עבר בני ישראל׃
  12. וישמעו בני ישראל ויקהלו כל־עדת בני־ישראל שלה לעלות עליהם לצבא׃ ף
  13. וישלחו בני־ישראל אל־בני־ראובן ואל־בני־גד ואל־חצי שבט־מנשה אל־ארץ הגלעד את־פינחס בן־אלעזר הכהן׃
  14. ועשרה נשאים עמו נשיא אחד נשיא אחד לבית אב לכל מטות ישראל ואיש ראש בית־אבותם המה לאלפי ישראל׃
  15. ויבאו אל־בני־ראובן ואל־בני־גד ואל־חצי שבט־מנשה אל־ארץ הגלעד וידברו אתם לאמר׃
  16. כה אמרו כל עדת יהוה מה־המעל הזה אשר מעלתם באלהי ישראל לשוב היום מאחרי יהוה בבנותכם לכם מזבח למרדכם היום ביהוה׃
  17. המעט־לנו את־עון פעור אשר לא־הטהרנו ממנו עד היום הזה ויהי הנגף בעדת יהוה׃
  18. ואתם תשבו היום מאחרי יהוה והיה אתם תמרדו היום ביהוה ומחר אל־כל־עדת ישראל יקצף׃
  19. ואך אם־טמאה ארץ אחזתכם עברו לכם אל־ארץ אחזת יהוה אשר שכן־שם משכן יהוה והאחזו בתוכנו וביהוה אל־תמרדו ואתנו אל־תמרדו בבנתכם לכם מזבח מבלעדי מזבח יהוה אלהינו׃
  20. הלוא עכן בן־זרח מעל מעל בחרם ועל־כל־עדת ישראל היה קצף והוא איש אחד לא גוע בעונו׃ ף
  21. ויענו בני־ראובן ובני־גד וחצי שבט המנשה וידברו את־ראשי אלפי ישראל׃
  22. אל אלהים יהוה אל אלהים יהוה הוא ידע וישראל הוא ידע אם־במרד ואם־במעל ביהוה אל־תושיענו היום הזה׃
  23. לבנות לנו מזבח לשוב מאחרי יהוה ואם־להעלות עליו עולה ומנחה ואם־לעשות עליו זבחי שלמים יהוה הוא יבקש׃
  24. ואם־לא מדאגה מדבר עשינו את־זאת לאמר מחר יאמרו בניכם לבנינו לאמר מה־לכם וליהוה אלהי ישראל׃
  25. וגבול נתן־יהוה ביננו וביניכם בני־ראובן ובני־גד את־הירדן אין־לכם חלק ביהוה והשביתו בניכם את־בנינו לבלתי ירא את־יהוה׃
  26. ונאמר נעשה־נא לנו לבנות את־המזבח לא לעולה ולא לזבח׃
  27. כי עד הוא בינינו וביניכם ובין דרותינו אחרינו לעבד את־עבדת יהוה לפניו בעלותינו ובזבחינו ובשלמינו ולא־יאמרו בניכם מחר לבנינו אין־לכם חלק ביהוה׃
  28. ונאמר והיה כי־יאמרו אלינו ואל־דרתינו מחר ואמרנו ראו את־תבנית מזבח יהוה אשר־עשו אבותינו לא לעולה ולא לזבח כי־עד הוא בינינו וביניכם׃
  29. חלילה לנו ממנו למרד ביהוה ולשוב היום מאחרי יהוה לבנות מזבח לעלה למנחה ולזבח מלבד מזבח יהוה אלהינו אשר לפני משכנו׃ ף
  30. וישמע פינחס הכהן ונשיאי העדה וראשי אלפי ישראל אשר אתו את־הדברים אשר דברו בני־ראובן ובני־גד ובני מנשה וייטב בעיניהם׃
  31. ויאמר פינחס בן־אלעזר הכהן אל־בני־ראובן ואל־בני־גד ואל־בני מנשה היום ידענו כי־בתוכנו יהוה אשר לא־מעלתם ביהוה המעל הזה אז הצלתם את־בני ישראל מיד יהוה׃
  32. וישב פינחס בן־אלעזר הכהן והנשיאים מאת בני־ראובן ומאת בני־גד מארץ הגלעד אל־ארץ כנען אל־בני ישראל וישבו אותם דבר׃
  33. וייטב הדבר בעיני בני ישראל ויברכו אלהים בני ישראל ולא אמרו לעלות עליהם לצבא לשחת את־הארץ אשר בני־ראובן ובני־גד ישבים בה׃
  34. ויקראו בני־ראובן ובני־גד למזבח כי עד הוא בינתינו כי יהוה האלהים׃ ף
Joshua 22 Text (Greek)
  1. τοτε συνεκαλεσεν ιησους τους υιους ρουβην και τους υιους γαδ και το ημισυ φυλης
  2. και ειπεν αυτοις υμεις ακηκοατε παντα οσα ενετειλατο υμιν μωυσης ο παις κυριου και επηκουσατε της φωνης μου κατα παντα οσα ενετειλαμην
  3. ουκ εγκαταλελοιπατε τους αδελφους υμων ταυτας τας ημερας και πλειους εως της σημερον ημερας εφυλαξασθε την εντολην κυριου του θεου
  4. νυν δε κατεπαυσεν κυριος ο θεος ημων τους αδελφους ημων ον τροπον ειπεν αυτοις νυν ουν αποστραφεντες απελθατε εις τους οικους υμων και εις την γην της κατασχεσεως υμων ην εδωκεν υμιν μωυσης εν τω περαν του
  5. αλλα φυλαξασθε ποιειν σφοδρα τας εντολας και τον νομον ον ενετειλατο ημιν ποιειν μωυσης ο παις κυριου αγαπαν κυριον τον θεον υμων πορευεσθαι πασαις ταις οδοις αυτου φυλαξασθαι τας εντολας αυτου και προσκεισθαι αυτω και λατρευειν αυτω εξ ολης της διανοιας υμων και εξ ολης της ψυχης
  6. και ηυλογησεν αυτους ιησους και εξαπεστειλεν αυτους και επορευθησαν εις τους οικους
  7. και τω ημισει φυλης μανασση εδωκεν μωυσης εν τη βασανιτιδι και τω ημισει εδωκεν ιησους μετα των αδελφων αυτου εν τω περαν του ιορδανου παρα θαλασσαν και ηνικα εξαπεστειλεν αυτους ιησους εις τους οικους αυτων και ευλογησεν
  8. και εν χρημασιν πολλοις απηλθοσαν εις τους οικους αυτων και κτηνη πολλα σφοδρα και αργυριον και χρυσιον και σιδηρον και ιματισμον πολυν και διειλαντο την προνομην των εχθρων μετα των αδελφων
  9. και επορευθησαν οι υιοι ρουβην και οι υιοι γαδ και το ημισυ φυλης υιων μανασση απο των υιων ισραηλ εκ σηλω εν γη χανααν απελθειν εις γην γαλααδ εις γην κατασχεσεως αυτων ην εκληρονομησαν αυτην δια προσταγματος κυριου εν χειρι
  10. και ηλθον εις γαλγαλα του ιορδανου η εστιν εν γη χανααν και ωκοδομησαν οι υιοι γαδ και οι υιοι ρουβην και το ημισυ φυλης μανασση εκει βωμον επι του ιορδανου βωμον μεγαν του
  11. και ηκουσαν οι υιοι ισραηλ λεγοντων ιδου ωκοδομησαν οι υιοι γαδ και οι υιοι ρουβην και το ημισυ φυλης μανασση βωμον εφ' οριων γης χανααν επι του γαλααδ του ιορδανου εν τω περαν υιων
  12. και συνηθροισθησαν παντες οι υιοι ισραηλ εις σηλω ωστε αναβαντες εκπολεμησαι
  13. και απεστειλαν οι υιοι ισραηλ προς τους υιους ρουβην και προς τους υιους γαδ και προς το ημισυ φυλης μανασση εις γην γαλααδ τον τε φινεες υιον ελεαζαρ υιου ααρων του
  14. και δεκα των αρχοντων μετ' αυτου αρχων εις απο οικου πατριας απο πασων φυλων ισραηλ αρχοντες οικων πατριων εισιν χιλιαρχοι
  15. και παρεγενοντο προς τους υιους γαδ και προς τους υιους ρουβην και προς τους ημισεις φυλης μανασση εις γην γαλααδ και ελαλησαν προς αυτους
  16. ταδε λεγει πασα η συναγωγη κυριου τις η πλημμελεια αυτη ην επλημμελησατε εναντιον του θεου ισραηλ αποστραφηναι σημερον απο κυριου οικοδομησαντες υμιν εαυτοις βωμον αποστατας υμας γενεσθαι απο
  17. μη μικρον ημιν το αμαρτημα φογωρ οτι ουκ εκαθαρισθημεν απ' αυτου εως της ημερας ταυτης και εγενηθη πληγη εν τη συναγωγη
  18. και υμεις αποστραφησεσθε σημερον απο κυριου και εσται εαν αποστητε σημερον απο κυριου και αυριον επι παντα ισραηλ εσται η
  19. και νυν ει μικρα υμιν η γη της κατασχεσεως υμων διαβητε εις την γην της κατασχεσεως κυριου ου κατασκηνοι εκει η σκηνη κυριου και κατακληρονομησατε εν ημιν και μη αποσταται απο θεου γενηθητε και μη αποστητε απο κυριου δια το οικοδομησαι υμας βωμον εξω του θυσιαστηριου κυριου του θεου
  20. ουκ ιδου αχαρ ο του ζαρα πλημμελεια επλημμελησεν απο του αναθεματος και επι πασαν συναγωγην ισραηλ εγενηθη οργη και ουτος εις μονος ην μη μονος ουτος απεθανεν τη εαυτου
  21. και απεκριθησαν οι υιοι ρουβην και οι υιοι γαδ και το ημισυ φυλης μανασση και ελαλησαν τοις χιλιαρχοις ισραηλ
  22. ο θεος θεος εστιν κυριος και ο θεος θεος κυριος αυτος οιδεν και ισραηλ αυτος γνωσεται ει εν αποστασια επλημμελησαμεν εναντι του κυριου μη ρυσαιτο ημας εν
  23. και ει ωκοδομησαμεν αυτοις βωμον ωστε αποστηναι απο κυριου του θεου ημων ωστε αναβιβασαι επ' αυτον θυσιαν ολοκαυτωματων η ωστε ποιησαι επ' αυτου θυσιαν σωτηριου κυριος
  24. αλλ' ενεκεν ευλαβειας ρηματος εποιησαμεν τουτο λεγοντες ινα μη ειπωσιν αυριον τα τεκνα υμων τοις τεκνοις ημων τι υμιν κυριω τω θεω
  25. και ορια εθηκεν κυριος ανα μεσον ημων και υμων τον ιορδανην και ουκ εστιν υμιν μερις κυριου και απαλλοτριωσουσιν οι υιοι υμων τους υιους ημων ινα μη σεβωνται
  26. και ειπαμεν ποιησαι ουτως του οικοδομησαι τον βωμον τουτον ουχ ενεκεν καρπωματων ουδε ενεκεν
  27. αλλ' ινα η τουτο μαρτυριον ανα μεσον ημων και υμων και ανα μεσον των γενεων ημων μεθ' ημας του λατρευειν λατρειαν κυριω εναντιον αυτου εν τοις καρπωμασιν ημων και εν ταις θυσιαις ημων και εν ταις θυσιαις των σωτηριων ημων και ουκ ερουσιν τα τεκνα υμων τοις τεκνοις ημων αυριον ουκ εστιν υμιν μερις
  28. και ειπαμεν εαν γενηται ποτε και λαλησωσιν προς ημας και ταις γενεαις ημων αυριον και ερουσιν ιδετε ομοιωμα του θυσιαστηριου κυριου ο εποιησαν οι πατερες ημων ουχ ενεκεν καρπωματων ουδε ενεκεν θυσιων αλλα μαρτυριον εστιν ανα μεσον υμων και ανα μεσον ημων και ανα μεσον των υιων
  29. μη γενοιτο ουν ημας αποστραφηναι απο κυριου εν ταις σημερον ημεραις αποστηναι απο κυριου ωστε οικοδομησαι ημας θυσιαστηριον τοις καρπωμασιν και ταις θυσιαις σαλαμιν και τη θυσια του σωτηριου πλην του θυσιαστηριου κυριου ο εστιν εναντιον της σκηνης
  30. και ακουσας φινεες ο ιερευς και παντες οι αρχοντες της συναγωγης ισραηλ οι ησαν μετ' αυτου τους λογους ους ελαλησαν οι υιοι ρουβην και οι υιοι γαδ και το ημισυ φυλης μανασση και ηρεσεν
  31. και ειπεν φινεες ο ιερευς τοις υιοις ρουβην και τοις υιοις γαδ και τω ημισει φυλης μανασση σημερον εγνωκαμεν οτι μεθ' ημων κυριος διοτι ουκ επλημμελησατε εναντιον κυριου πλημμελειαν και οτι ερρυσασθε τους υιους ισραηλ εκ χειρος
  32. και απεστρεψεν φινεες ο ιερευς και οι αρχοντες απο των υιων ρουβην και απο των υιων γαδ και απο του ημισους φυλης μανασση εκ γης γαλααδ εις γην χανααν προς τους υιους ισραηλ και απεκριθησαν αυτοις τους
  33. και ηρεσεν τοις υιοις ισραηλ και ελαλησαν προς τους υιους ισραηλ και ευλογησαν τον θεον υιων ισραηλ και ειπαν μηκετι αναβηναι προς αυτους εις πολεμον εξολεθρευσαι την γην των υιων ρουβην και των υιων γαδ και του ημισους φυλης μανασση και κατωκησαν επ'
  34. και επωνομασεν ιησους τον βωμον των ρουβην και των γαδ και του ημισους φυλης μανασση και ειπεν οτι μαρτυριον εστιν ανα μεσον αυτων οτι κυριος ο θεος αυτων
Joshua 22 Text (Latin)
  1. Eodem tempore vocavit Josue Rubenitas, et Gaditas, et dimidiam tribum Manasse,
  2. dixitque ad eos : Fecistis omnia quæ præcepit vobis Moyses famulus Domini : mihi quoque in omnibus obedistis,
  3. nec reliquistis fratres vestros longo tempore, usque in præsentem diem, custodientes imperium Domini Dei vestri.
  4. Quia igitur dedit Dominus Deus vester fratribus vestris quietem et pacem, sicut pollicitus est : revertimini, et ite in tabernacula vestra, et in terram possessionis, quam tradidit vobis Moyses famulus Domini trans Jordanem :
  5. ita dumtaxat ut custodiatis attente, et opere compleatis mandatum et legem quam præcepit vobis Moyses famulus Domini, ut diligatis Dominum Deum vestrum, et ambuletis in omnibus viis ejus, et observetis mandata illius, adhæreatisque ei, ac serviatis in omni corde, et in omni anima vestra.
  6. Benedixitque eis Josue, et dimisit eos. Qui reversi sunt in tabernacula sua.
  7. Dimidiæ autem tribui Manasse possessionem Moyses dederat in Basan : et idcirco mediæ, quæ superfuit, dedit Josue sortem inter ceteros fratres suos trans Jordanem ad occidentalem plagam. Cumque dimitteret eos in tabernacula sua, et benedixisset eis,
  8. dixit ad eos : In multa substantia atque divitiis revertimini ad sedes vestras, cum argento et auro, ære ac ferro, et veste multiplici : dividite prædam hostium cum fratribus vestris.
  9. Reversique sunt, et abierunt filii Ruben, et filii Gad, et dimidia tribus Manasse, a filiis Israël de Silo, quæ sita est in Chanaan, ut intrarent Galaad terram possessionis suæ, quam obtinuerant juxta imperium Domini in manu Moysi.
  10. Cumque venissent ad tumulos Jordanis in terram Chanaan, ædificaverunt juxta Jordanem altare infinitæ magnitudinis.
  11. Quod cum audissent filii Israël, et ad eos certi nuntii detulissent, ædificasse filios Ruben, et Gad, et dimidiæ tribus Manasse, altare in terra Chanaan, super Jordanis tumulos, contra filios Israël :
  12. convenerunt omnes in Silo, ut ascenderent, et dimicarent contra eos.
  13. Et interim miserunt ad illos in terram Galaad Phinees filium Eleazari sacerdotis,
  14. et decem principes cum eo, singulos de singulis tribubus.
  15. Qui venerunt ad filios Ruben, et Gad, et dimidiæ tribus Manasse in terram Galaad, dixeruntque ad eos :
  16. Hæc mandat omnis populus Domini : Quæ est ista transgressio ? cur reliquistis Dominum Deum Israël, ædificantes altare sacrilegum, et a cultu illius recedentes ?
  17. an parum vobis est quod peccastis in Beelphegor, et usque in præsentem diem macula hujus sceleris in nobis permanet ? multique de populo corruerunt.
  18. Et vos hodie reliquistis Dominum, et cras in universum Israël ira ejus desæviet.
  19. Quod si putatis immundam esse terram possessionis vestræ, transite ad terram, in qua tabernaculum Domini est, et habitate inter nos : tantum ut a Domino, et a nostro consortio non recedatis, ædificato altari præter altare Domini Dei nostri.
  20. Nonne Achan filius Zare præteriit mandatum Domini, et super omnem populum Israël ira ejus incubuit ? et ille erat unus homo, atque utinam solum periisset in scelere suo.
  21. Responderuntque filii Ruben et Gad, et dimidia tribus Manasse, principibus legationis Israël :
  22. Fortissimus Deus Dominus, fortissimus Deus Dominus, ipse novit, et Israël simul intelliget : si prævaricationis animo hoc altare construximus, non custodiat nos, sed puniat nos in præsenti :
  23. et si ea mente fecimus ut holocausta, et sacrificium, et pacificas victimas super eo imponeremus, ipse quærat et judicet :
  24. et non ea magis cogitatione atque tractatu, ut diceremus : Cras dicent filii vestri filiis nostris : Quid vobis et Domino Deo Israël ?
  25. terminum posuit Dominus inter nos et vos, o filii Ruben, et filii Gad, Jordanem fluvium, et idcirco partem non habetis in Domino : et per hanc occasionem avertent filii vestri filios nostros a timore Domini. Putavimus itaque melius,
  26. et diximus : Exstruamus nobis altare, non in holocausta, neque ad victimas offerendas,
  27. sed in testimonium inter nos et vos, et sobolem nostram vestramque progeniem, ut serviamus Domino, et juris nostri sit offerre et holocausta, et victimas, et pacificas hostias : et nequaquam dicant cras filii vestri filiis nostris : Non est vobis pars in Domino.
  28. Quod si voluerint dicere, respondebunt eis : Ecce altare Domini, quod fecerunt patres nostri, non in holocausta, neque in sacrificium, sed in testimonium nostrum ac vestrum.
  29. Absit a nobis hoc scelus ut recedamus a Domino, et ejus vestigia relinquamus, exstructo altari ad holocausta, et sacrificia, et victimas offerendas, præter altare Domini Dei nostri, quod exstructum est ante tabernaculum ejus.
  30. Quibus auditis, Phinees sacerdos, et principes legationis Israël, qui erant cum eo, placati sunt : et verba filiorum Ruben, et Gad, et dimidiæ tribus Manasse, libentissime susceperunt.
  31. Dixtque Phinees filius Eleazari sacerdos ad eos : Nunc scimus quod nobiscum sit Dominus, quoniam alieni estis a prævaricatione hac, et liberastis filios Israël de manu Domini.
  32. Reversusque est cum principibus a filiis Ruben et Gad de terra Galaad, finium Chanaan, ad filios Israël, et retulit eis.
  33. Placuitque sermo cunctis audientibus. Et laudaverunt Deum filii Israël, et nequaquam ultra dixerunt, ut ascenderent contra eos, atque pugnarent, et delerent terram possessionis eorum.
  34. Vocaveruntque filii Ruben, et filii Gad, altare quod exstruxerant, Testimonium nostrum, quod Dominus ipse sit Deus.
Joshua 22 Text (KJV)
  1. Then Joshua called the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh,
  2. And said unto them, Ye have kept all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, and have obeyed my voice in all that I commanded you:
  3. Ye have not left your brethren these many days unto this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of the LORD your God.
  4. And now the LORD your God hath given rest unto your brethren, as he promised them: therefore now return ye, and get you unto your tents, and unto the land of your possession, which Moses the servant of the LORD gave you on the other side Jordan.
  5. But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, 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 your heart and with all your soul.
  6. So Joshua blessed them, and sent them away: and they went unto their tents.
  7. Now to the one half of the tribe of Manasseh Moses had given possession in Bashan: but unto the other half thereof gave Joshua among their brethren on this side Jordan westward. And when Joshua sent them away also unto their tents, then he blessed them,
  8. And he spake unto them, saying, Return with much riches unto your tents, and with very much cattle, with silver, and with gold, and with brass, and with iron, and with very much raiment: divide the spoil of your enemies with your brethren.
  9. And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh returned, and departed from the children of Israel out of Shiloh, which is in the land of Canaan, to go unto the country of Gilead, to the land of their possession, whereof they were possessed, according to the word of the LORD by the hand of Moses.
  10. And when they came unto the borders of Jordan, that are in the land of Canaan, the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh built there an altar by Jordan, a great altar to see to.
  11. And the children of Israel heard say, Behold, the chidren of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh have built an altar over against the land of Canaan, in the borders of Jordan, at the passage of the children of Israel.
  12. And when the children of Israel heard of it, the whole congregation of the children of Israel gathered themselves together at Shiloh, to go up to war against them.
  13. And the children of Israel sent unto the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the half tribe of Manasseh, into the land of Gilead, Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest,
  14. And with him ten princes, of each chief house a prince throughout all the tribes of Israel; and each one was an head of the house of their fathers among the thousands of Israel.
  15. And they came unto the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the half tribe of Manasseh, unto the land of Gilead, and they spake with them, saying,
  16. Thus saith the whole congregation of the LORD, What trespass is this that ye have committed against the God of Israel, to turn away this day from following the LORD, in that ye have builded you an altar, that ye might rebel this day against the LORD?
  17. Is the iniquity of Peor too little for us, from which we are not cleansed until this day, although there was a plague in the congregation of the LORD,
  18. But that ye must turn away this day from following the LORD? and it will be, seeing ye rebel to day against the LORD, that to morrow he will be wroth with the whole congregation of Israel.
  19. Notwithstanding, if the land of your possession be unclean, then pass ye over unto the land of the possession of the LORD, wherein the LORD's tabernacle dwelleth, and take possession among us: but rebel not against the LORD, nor rebel against us, in building you an altar beside the altar of the LORD our God.
  20. Did not Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the accursed thing, and wrath fell on all the congregation of Israel? and that man perished not alone in his iniquity.
  21. Then the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh answered, and said unto the heads of the thousands of Israel,
  22. The LORD God of gods, the LORD God of gods, he knoweth, and Israel he shall know; if it be in rebellion, or if in transgression against the LORD, (save us not this day,)
  23. That we have built us an altar to turn from following the LORD, or if to offer thereon burnt offering or meat offering, or if to offer peace offerings thereon, let the LORD himself require it;
  24. 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?
  25. For the LORD hath made Jordan a border between us and you, ye children of Reuben and children of Gad; ye have no part in the LORD: so shall your children make our children cease from fearing the LORD.
  26. Therefore we said, Let us now prepare to build us an altar, not for burnt offering, nor for sacrifice:
  27. But that it may be a witness between us, and you, and our generations after us, that we might do the service of the LORD before him with our burnt offerings, and with our sacrifices, and with our peace offerings; that your children may not say to our children in time to come, Ye have no part in the LORD.
  28. Therefore said we, that it shall be, when they should so say to us or to our generations in time to come, that we may say again, Behold the pattern of the altar of the LORD, which our fathers made, not for burnt offerings, nor for sacrifices; but it is a witness between us and you.
  29. God forbid that we should rebel against the LORD, and turn this day from following the LORD, to build an altar for burnt offerings, for meat offerings, or for sacrifices, beside the altar of the LORD our God that is before his tabernacle.
  30. And when Phinehas the priest, and the princes of the congregation and heads of the thousands of Israel which were with him, heard the words that the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the children of Manasseh spake, it pleased them.
  31. And Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest said unto the children of Reuben, and to the children of Gad, and to the children of Manasseh, This day we perceive that the LORD is among us, because ye have not committed this trespass against the LORD: now ye have delivered the children of Israel out of the hand of the LORD.
  32. And Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, and the princes, returned from the children of Reuben, and from the children of Gad, out of the land of Gilead, unto the land of Canaan, to the children of Israel, and brought them word again.
  33. And the thing pleased the children of Israel; and the children of Israel blessed God, and did not intend to go up against them in battle, to destroy the land wherein the children of Reuben and Gad dwelt.
  34. And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad called the altar Ed: for it shall be a witness between us that the LORD is God.
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