And said unto them, ye have kept all that Moses the servant of
the Lord commanded you
Which was, that they should leave their wives and children, and flocks, and herds, behind them in the land of Gilead, and pass over Jordan, with their brethren the children of Israel armed, and fight with them, and for them, until the Canaanites were subdued, and not return until their brethren were peaceably settled in the possession of their inheritances; all which they had punctually observed, and inviolably kept, as they agreed to, ( Numbers 32:1-42 ) ;
and have obeyed my voice in all that I commanded you;
as the generalissimo and commander in chief of the Israelitish forces; as what rank and position to be in, what part to take in an engagement, what attack to make, when and where, or on what expedition to go; wherever he ordered them to go, they went; and upon whatsoever and wheresoever he sent them, they readily and cheerfully obeyed, as they promised, ( Joshua 1:16 Joshua 1:17 ) ; and approved themselves as good soldiers under him; for all which he commends them, and gives them military honour.