Then Joshua gave orders to the people's officers:
"Go through the camp and give orders to the people. Say, ‘Get supplies ready for yourselves because in three days you will be crossing over the Jordan to enter the land and take it over. The LORD your God is going to give it to you as your possession.'"
Then Joshua addressed the Reubenites, the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh:
"Remember the command that Moses the LORD's servant gave you: ‘The LORD your God will give you rest and give you this land.'
Your wives, children, and cattle may remain in the land that Moses has given you on the east side of the Jordan. But all you brave fighters, organized for war, must cross over in front of your fellow Israelites. You must help them
until the LORD gives a rest like yours to your fellow Israelites and they too take possession of the land that the LORD your God is giving them. Then you may return and take over the land that belongs to you, which Moses the LORD's servant has given you on the east side of the Jordan."
They answered Joshua, "We will obey everything you have commanded us and go anywhere you send us.
We will obey you in the same way that we obeyed Moses. Just let the LORD your God be with you as he was with Moses!
Anybody who stubbornly opposes what you declare and doesn't obey any of your commands will be put to death. Be brave and strong!"