Joshua 22:30

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.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Joshua 22:30  (King James Version)
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.

it pleased them
Hebrew it was good in their eyes.
It is remarkable, that Joshua is not once named in this transaction; but this only shews, that he did not in his old age assume any regal authority, but left the elders and magistrates to conduct the general business, only acting himself when great occasions made it necessary. Yet we cannot doubt, that his wisdom and piety influenced the counsels of the elders and people at this time.
33 ; Genesis 28:8 ; Judges 8:3 ; 1 Samuel 25:32 1 Samuel 25:33 ; 29:6 2 Chronicles 30:4 ; Esther 1:21 ; *margins
Proverbs 15:1 ; Acts 11:18