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Joshua 22:21

Overview - Joshua 22
The two tribes and a half with a blessing are sent home.
10 They build the altar of testimony in their journey.
11 The Israelites are offended thereat.
21 They vindicate their conduct, and give them good satisfaction.
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Joshua 22:21  (King James Version)
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,
 


Then the children
The conduct and answer of these Reubenites and the associates are worthy of admiration and imitation. Though conscious of their innocence, they permitted Phinehas to finish his speech, though composed of little else than accusations, without any interruption; and taking in good part the suspicions, reproofs, and even harshness of their brethren, with the utmost meekness and solemnity they explain their intention, give all the satisfaction in their power, and with great propriety and reverence, appeal to that God against whom they were supposed to have rebelled.

answered
Proverbs 15:1 ; 16:1 18:13 24:26 Acts 11:4 ; James 1:19 ; 1 Peter 3:15

heads
Exodus 18:21-25 ; Micah 5:2
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