I commanded you at that time: "The LORD your God has given1 you this land to take possession of it. But all your able-bodied men, armed for battle, must cross over ahead of your brother Israelites.219
However, your wives,3 your children and your livestock4 (I know you have much livestock) may stay in the towns I have given you,
until the LORD gives rest to your brothers as he has to you, and they too have taken over the land that the LORD your God is giving them, across the Jordan. After that, each of you may go back to the possession I have given you."