However, your wives,1 your children and your livestock2 (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."
At that time I commanded Joshua: "You have seen with your own eyes all that the LORD your God has done to these two kings. The LORD will do the same to all the kingdoms over there where you are going.
Do not be afraid3 of them;4 the LORD your God himself will fight5 for you."
At that time I pleaded6 with the LORD:
"O Sovereign LORD, you have begun to show to your servant your greatness7 and your strong hand. For what god8 is there in heaven or on earth who can do the deeds and mighty works9 you do?1025
Let me go over and see the good land11 beyond the Jordan--that fine hill country and Lebanon.12"
But because of you the LORD was angry13 with me and would not listen to me. "That is enough," the LORD said. "Do not speak to me anymore about this matter.
Go up to the top of Pisgah14 and look west and north and south and east.15 Look at the land with your own eyes, since you are not going to cross16 this Jordan.1728
But commission18 Joshua, and encourage19 and strengthen him, for he will lead this people across20 and will cause them to inherit the land that you will see."
So we stayed in the valley near Beth Peor.21