Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Joshua 22:23

If we have built us an altar to turn away from following the Lord , or if to offer a burnt offering or grain offering on it, or if to offer sacrifices of peace offerings on it, may the Lord Himself require it.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Government;   Haste;   Misjudgment;   Motive;   Phinehas;   Prudence;   Reubenites;   Uncharitableness;   War;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Gad, the Tribe of;   Reuben, the Tribe of;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Phinehas;   Reuben;   Baker Evangelical Dictionary of Biblical Theology - Requirement;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Manasseh;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Ir-Ha-Heres;   Jordan;   Pentateuch;   Phinehas;   Holman Bible Dictionary - High Priest;   Joshua, the Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Joshua;   Morrish Bible Dictionary - Phinehas ;   Smith Bible Dictionary - Phin'ehas;   Watson's Biblical & Theological Dictionary - Altar;   Government of the Hebrews;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Conquest of Canaan;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Joshua, Book of;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

That we have built us an altar, to turn from following the Lord,.... That is, we desire, as we deserve, to be cut to pieces, and not saved, if it should appear to be our view, in building this altar, to revolt from the pure worship of God:

or if to offer thereon burnt offering, or meat offering, or if to offer peace offerings; even to the Lord himself: they declare that as they had no design to apostatize from God, and worship idols, so it was not their intention to offer any kind of sacrifice on the altar they had built, even to the Lord himself; and they take notice of every kind of offering, to remove every charge of this sort from them, and to purge themselves of every imputation of this nature: then

let the Lord himself require it; seek it out, who is the omniscient God, and revenge it, who is the Lord God Almighty, just and true.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 22:23". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-22.html. 1999.

Geneva Study Bible

That we have built us an altar to turn from following the LORD, or if to offer thereon burnt offering or meat offering, or if to offer peace offerings thereon, let the LORD n himself require [it];

(n) Let him punish us.
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Beza, Theodore. "Commentary on Joshua 22:23". "The 1599 Geneva Study Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/gsb/joshua-22.html. 1599-1645.

Wesley's Explanatory Notes

That we have built us an altar to turn from following the LORD, or if to offer thereon burnt offering or meat offering, or if to offer peace offerings thereon, let the LORD himself require it;

Require it — That is, call us to an account and punish us for it.

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Wesley, John. "Commentary on Joshua 22:23". "John Wesley's Explanatory Notes on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/wen/joshua-22.html. 1765.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 22:23 That we have built us an altar to turn from following the LORD, or if to offer thereon burnt offering or meat offering, or if to offer peace offerings thereon, let the LORD himself require [it];

Ver. 23. Let the Lord himself require it.] So great is the confidence of a clear conscience. [Genesis 20:5] As for sedition, for aught that I know, methinks I should not need Christ, if I may so say, saith Latimer in a sermon of his before King Edward VI.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 22:23". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-22.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

i.e. Call us to an account, and punish us for it; as that phrase is oft used, as Deuteronomy 18:19 1 Samuel 20:16 Job 10:6 Psalms 10:13.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Joshua 22:23". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/joshua-22.html. 1685.

George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary

Sacrifice. Hebrew intimates particularly "of flour or libations." (Calmet)

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Haydock, George Leo. "Commentary on Joshua 22:23". "George Haydock's Catholic Bible Commentary". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/hcc/joshua-22.html. 1859.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

offer = offer up. See App-43.

offer make ready. App-43.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Joshua 22:23". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/joshua-22.html. 1909-1922.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

That we have built us an altar to turn from following the LORD, or if to offer thereon burnt offering or meat offering, or if to offer peace offerings thereon, let the LORD himself require it;
let the Lord
Genesis 9:4; Deuteronomy 18:19; 1 Samuel 20:16; 2 Chronicles 24:22; Psalms 10:13,14; Ezekiel 3:18; Ezekiel 33:6,8
Reciprocal: Joshua 22:29 - to build;  Job 31:22 - let;  Psalm 44:21 - knoweth

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 22:23". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-22.html.