Joshua 22:24
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English Standard Version
No, but we did it from fear that in time to come your children might say to our children, ‘What have you to do with the LORD, the God of Israel?

King James Bible
And if we have not rather done it for fear of this thing, saying, In time to come your children might speak unto our children, saying, What have ye to do with the LORD God of Israel?

American Standard Version
and if we have not rather out of carefulness done this, and of purpose, saying, In time to come your children might speak unto our children, saying, What have ye to do with Jehovah, the God of Israel?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And not rather with this thought and design, that we should say: To morrow your children will say to our children: What have you to do with the Lord the God of Israel?

English Revised Version
and if we have not rather out of carefulness done this, and of purpose, saying, In time to come your children might speak unto our children, saying, What have ye to do with the LORD, the God of Israel?

Webster's Bible Translation
And if we have not rather done it for fear of this thing, saying, In time to come your children may speak to our children, saying, What have ye to do with the LORD God of Israel?

Joshua 22:24 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"And to-day ye turn away from the Lord again," and are about to bring His wrath upon the whole congregation again through a fresh rebellion.

Joshua 22:24 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

for fear

Genesis 18:19 For I know him, that he will command his children and his household after him, and they shall keep the way of the LORD...

In time to come [heb] To-morrow

Joshua 4:6 That this may be a sign among you, that when your children ask their fathers in time to come, saying, What mean you by these stones?

Genesis 30:33 So shall my righteousness answer for me in time to come, when it shall come for my hire before your face...

Exodus 13:14 And it shall be when your son asks you in time to come, saying, What is this? that you shall say to him...

Deuteronomy 6:20 And when your son asks you in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments...

Cross References
Joshua 22:23
for building an altar to turn away from following the LORD. Or if we did so to offer burnt offerings or grain offerings or peace offerings on it, may the LORD himself take vengeance.

Joshua 22:25
For the LORD has made the Jordan a boundary between us and you, you people of Reuben and people of Gad. You have no portion in the LORD.' So your children might make our children cease to worship the LORD.

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