JOSHUA 22:19

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“Notwithstanding, if the land of your possession be unclean, then pass ye over unto the land of the possession of the Lord, wherein the Lord's tabernacle dwelleth, and take possession among us: but rebel not against the Lord, nor rebel against us, in building you an altar beside the altar of the Lord our God.”

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Joshua 22:19 Translation & Meaning

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Notwithstanding, וְאַ֨ךְ A particle of affirmation, surely; hence (by limitation) only Notwithstanding
if אִם Used very widely as demonstrative, lo!; interrogative, whether?; or conditional, if, although; also Oh that!, when; hence, as a negative, not if
the land אֶ֣רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
of your possession אֲחֻזַּתְכֶ֗ם Something seized, i.e., a possession (especially of land) possession
be (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
unclean, טְמֵאָ֜ה Foul in a religious sense unclean
then (No Hebrew definition. English implied.)
pass ye over עִבְר֨וּ To cross over; used very widely of any transition (literal or figurative; transitive, intransitive, intensive, causative); specifically, to cover (in copulation) pass
unto אֶל Near, with or among; often in general, to unto
the land אֶ֨רֶץ The earth (at large, or partitively a land) land
of the possession אֲחֻזַּ֤ת Something seized, i.e., a possession (especially of land) possession
of the Lord, יְהוָה֙ (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
wherein אֲשֶׁ֤ר Who, which, what, that; also (as an adverb and a conjunction) when, where, how, because, in order that, etc wherein
the Lord's יְהוָ֔ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lords
tabernacle מִשְׁכַּ֣ן A residence (including a shepherd's hut, the lair of animals, figuratively, the grave; also the Temple); specifically, the Tabernacle (properly, its wooden walls) tabernacle
dwelleth, שָֽׁכַן To reside or permanently stay (literally or figuratively) dwelleth
and take possession וְהֵאָֽחֲז֖וּ To seize (often with the accessory idea of holding in possession) take possession
among בְּתוֹכֵ֑נוּ A bisection, i.e., (by implication) the center among
us: but rebel תִּמְרֹ֗דוּ To rebel rebel
not אַל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing not
against the Lord, וּבַֽיהוָ֣ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God against Lord
nor אֶל Not (the qualified negation, used as a deprecative); once (Job 24:25) as a noun, nothing nor
rebel תִּמְרֹ֔דוּ To rebel rebel
against us, in building בִּבְנֹֽתְכֶ֤ם To build (literally and figuratively) against building
you an altar מִזְבֵּ֔חַ An altar altar
beside מִֽבַּלְעֲדֵ֔י Except, without, besides beside
the altar מִזְבַּ֖ח An altar altar
of the Lord יְהוָ֥ה (the) self-Existent or Eternal; Jeho-vah, Jewish national name of God Lord
our God. אֱלֹהֵֽינוּ׃ Gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative God

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  • 17  Is the iniquity of Peor too little for us, from which we are not cleansed until this day, although there was a plague in the congregation of the Lord,

  • 18  But that ye must turn away this day from following the Lord? and it will be, seeing ye rebel to day against the Lord, that to morrow he will be wroth with the whole congregation of Israel.

  • 19  Notwithstanding, if the land of your possession be unclean, then pass ye over unto the land of the possession of the Lord, wherein the Lord's tabernacle dwelleth, and take possession among us: but rebel not against the Lord, nor rebel against us, in building you an altar beside the altar of the Lord our God.

  • 20  Did not Achan the son of Zerah commit a trespass in the accursed thing, and wrath fell on all the congregation of Israel? and that man perished not alone in his iniquity.

  • 21  Then the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh answered, and said unto the heads of the thousands of Israel,




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