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Deuteronomy 3:18

 

 

"Then I commanded you at that time, saying, `The LORD your God has given you this land to possess it; all you valiant men shall cross over armed before your brothers, the sons of Israel.

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

And I commanded you at that time,.... Not all Israel, but the tribes of Reuben and God, and the half tribe of Manasseh; for what follows only concerns them:

saying, the Lord your God hath given you this land to possess it; the land before described, lately in the hands of Sihon and Og; this at their request Moses gave them, by the direction of the Lord, on the following condition:

you shall pass over armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all that are meet for the war; that is, they should pass over Jordan with the rest of the tribes, being armed to assist them in the conquest of Canaan: for this phrase, which we render "before your brethren", does not signify that they went in the forefront of them, only that they were present with them, and joined them in their war against their enemies; see Numbers 32:29 and therefore should be rendered "with your brethren"F1לפני אחיכם "cum fratribus vestris", Noldius, p. 531, No. 1492. ; even as many of them as were able to bear arms, at least as many as Joshua would choose to take of them; for he did not take them all by a great many; see Joshua 4:13.


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Bibliography
Gill, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:18". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/deuteronomy-3.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

And I commanded g you at that time, saying, The LORD your God hath given you this land to possess it: ye shall pass over armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all [that are] meet for the war.

(g) That is, the Reubenites, Gadites, and half Manasseh, as in (Numbers 32:32).

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Bibliography
Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:18". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/deuteronomy-3.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

And I commanded you at that time, saying, The LORD your God hath given you this land to possess it: ye shall pass over armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all that are meet for the war.

You — Namely, the Reubenites and Gadites.

All that are meet — In such number as your our brethren shall judge necessary. They were in all above an hundred thousand. Forty thousand of them went over Jordan before their brethren.


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Bibliography
Wesley, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:18". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/deuteronomy-3.html. 1765.

Calvin's Commentary on the Bible

18.And I commanded you at that time. This address is directed only to those to whom an inheritance was given on the other side of Jordan; but Moses declares that he had introduced an agreement that the two tribes and a half should not enjoy their possession until they had accommpanied their brethren in the subjugation of the land of Canaan. He says, therefore, that he had given them a place, not where they were at once to settle themselves, but where they might deposit their wives and cattle, until the whole people were peaceably established in their land.


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Calvin, John. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:18". "Calvin's Commentary on the Bible". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/cal/deuteronomy-3.html. 1840-57.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

I commanded you, to wit, the Reubenites and Gadites, mentioned Deuteronomy 3:16, to whom he now turns his speech by an apostrophe.

Meet for the war; in such number as your brethren shall judge necessary. See Joshua 1:14 4:13.


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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:18". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/deuteronomy-3.html. 1685.

Joseph Benson's Commentary of the Old and New Testaments

Deuteronomy 3:18. I commanded you — Namely, the Reubenites and Gadites. All that are meet — In such number as your brethren shall judge necessary. They were in all above a hundred thousand. Forty thousand of them went over Jordan before their brethren.


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Benson, Joseph. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:18". Joseph Benson's Commentary. http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/rbc/deuteronomy-3.html. 1857.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

I commanded. See Numbers 32:20-24.

meet for the war. Hebrew = sons of valour. Figure of speech Antimereia (of Noun), App-6= valiant men. Emphasis on valiant. Compare 2 Samuel 2:7. 1 Kings 1:52.


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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:18". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/deuteronomy-3.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

And I commanded you at that time, saying, The LORD your God hath given you this land to possess it: ye shall pass over armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all that are meet for the war.
I commanded
Numbers 32:20-24; Joshua 1:12-15; 4:12,13; 22:1-9
meet for the war
Heb. sons of power.

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Deuteronomy 3:18". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". http://odl.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/deuteronomy-3.html.

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