therefore now return ye, and get ye unto your tents;
not their military tents in the army, from which they now came to Joshua, but their houses, as the Greek version, and their cities, as the Targum; they having been so long used to tents in the wilderness, and during the wars in Canaan, this was a familiar word for their dwellings:
[and] unto the land of your possession, which Moses the servant of the
Lord gave you, on the other side Jordan;
before his death, on condition of doing what they now had done; even the land of Gilead and Bashan, beyond Jordan.