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Joshua 14:5

5 So the Israelites divided the land, just as the LORD had commanded Moses.

Read Joshua 14:5 Using Other Translations

As the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did, and they divided the land.
The people of Israel did as the LORD commanded Moses; they allotted the land.
So the land was distributed in strict accordance with the LORD ’s commands to Moses.

What does Joshua 14:5 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Joshua 14:5

As the Lord commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did,
&c.] Particularly with respect to the division of the land, and making provision for the Levites; this they did by their heads and representatives, the high priest and chief ruler, and the princes of the several tribes:

and they divided the land;
met about it, and began to take measures in order to do it; they prepared for it, though as yet it was not actually done, and previous to it was the following incident.

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