But thy servants will pass over
The river Jordan, and go into the land of Canaan:
every man armed for war;
Moses had required that all should go over, and they consent to it, and promise that everyone should, though this was not insisted on when they came to it, for only about 40,000 went over, ( Joshua 4:13 ) , whereas the two tribes of Gad and Reuben, and the half tribe of Manasseh, numbered more than 110,000; see ( Numbers 26:7 Numbers 26:18 Numbers 26:34 ) :
before the Lord to battle, as my lord saith;
for now, instead of saying, "before the children of Israel", a phrase they first used, they say, "before the Lord", as Moses had expressed it.