Numbers 32:22

22 then you may return when the LORD has conquered the land. You will have fulfilled your duty to the LORD and to the rest of the people of Israel. And the land on the east side of the Jordan will be your property from the LORD .

Numbers 32:22 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 32:22

And the land be subdued before the Lord
For the inhabitants fleeing before his people, and being conquered by them, might be said to be subdued before the Lord, this being done in his presence, by his power, and for his people:

then afterward ye shall return:
to this side of Jordan, the land of Jazer and Gilead, to their cities, and families there;

and be guiltless before the Lord, and before Israel:
having fulfilled all that they promised:

and this land shall be your possession before the Lord;
be established and settled in it as their inheritance, the Lord seeing and approving of it, and protecting them in the enjoyment of it.

Numbers 32:22 In-Context

20 Then Moses said, “If you keep your word and arm yourselves for the LORD ’s battles,
21 and if your troops cross the Jordan and keep fighting until the LORD has driven out his enemies,
22 then you may return when the LORD has conquered the land. You will have fulfilled your duty to the LORD and to the rest of the people of Israel. And the land on the east side of the Jordan will be your property from the LORD .
23 But if you fail to keep your word, then you will have sinned against the LORD, and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.
24 Go ahead and build towns for your families and pens for your flocks, but do everything you have promised.”