Verse-by-Verse Bible Commentary

Joshua 22:3

You have not forsaken your brothers these many days to this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of the Lord your God.
New American Standard Version

Bible Study Resources

Concordances:
Nave's Topical Bible - Gad;   Obedience;   Reubenites;   Torrey's Topical Textbook - Obedience to God;   Reuben, the Tribe of;  
Dictionaries:
American Tract Society Bible Dictionary - Reuben;   Easton Bible Dictionary - Ed;   Manasseh;   Fausset Bible Dictionary - Gad (1);   Holman Bible Dictionary - Joshua, the Book of;   Hastings' Dictionary of the Bible - Joshua;  
Encyclopedias:
Condensed Biblical Cyclopedia - Conquest of Canaan;   International Standard Bible Encyclopedia - Day;   Joshua, Book of;  

John Gill's Exposition of the Whole Bible

Ye have not left your brethren these many days unto this day,.... For the space of fourteen years, which is the commonly received notion of the JewsF6Seder Olam Rabba, c. 11. p. 32. ; seven years according to them the land was subduing, and seven more spent in dividing it, and then these tribes were sent for and dismissed; all this time they stayed close by their brethren, and assisted them in their wars, and never offered to return to their wives and children, until they had an order from their general:

but have kept the charge of the commandment of the Lord your God; for what both Moses and Joshua commanded them was from the mouth of the Lord; so that, in obeying them, they obeyed him.

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Gill, John. "Commentary on Joshua 22:3". "The New John Gill Exposition of the Entire Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/geb/joshua-22.html. 1999.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Ye have not left your brethren these many days unto this day — for the space of seven years.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Joshua 22:3". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfb/joshua-22.html. 1871-8.

John Trapp Complete Commentary

Joshua 22:3 Ye have not left your brethren these many days unto this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of the LORD your God.

Ver. 3. Ye have not left your brethren these many days.] Seven years at least; some say more, even twice seven: which long absence from their own families, friends, and estates, left in a land so lately conquered, and that upon such a difficult and dangerous undertaking, was an undoubted evidence of their singular constancy and fidelity toward their brethren.

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Trapp, John. "Commentary on Joshua 22:3". John Trapp Complete Commentary. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jtc/joshua-22.html. 1865-1868.

Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible

These many days, i.e. for divers years together, so long as the war lasted. See Joshua 11:18 14:10.

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Poole, Matthew, "Commentary on Joshua 22:3". Matthew Poole's English Annotations on the Holy Bible. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/mpc/joshua-22.html. 1685.

Whedon's Commentary on the Bible

3.Ye have not left your brethren — Ye have not permanently abandoned them during seven years of war. It is not to be supposed that in the long intervals between the military campaigns they had not been permitted to visit on furloughs their families only a few miles distant beyond the Jordan. Such frequent permissions to visit their homes had kept them from murmuring at the long delay in the division of Canaan. For the provision made for the protection of their homes, and the maintenance of their families during their absence, see Joshua 1:14, note.

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Whedon, Daniel. "Commentary on Joshua 22:3". "Whedon's Commentary on the Bible". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/whe/joshua-22.html. 1874-1909.

E.W. Bullinger's Companion Bible Notes

God. Hebrew. Elohim. App-4.

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Bullinger, Ethelbert William. "Commentary on Joshua 22:3". "E.W. Bullinger's Companion bible Notes". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/bul/joshua-22.html. 1909-1922.

Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged

Ye have not left your brethren these many days unto this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of the LORD your God.

Ye have not left your brethren these many days - for the space of 7 years.

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Jamieson, Robert, D.D.; Fausset, A. R.; Brown, David. "Commentary on Joshua 22:3". "Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible - Unabridged". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/jfu/joshua-22.html. 1871-8.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Ye have not left your brethren these many days unto this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of the LORD your God.
Philippians 1:23-27
Reciprocal: Numbers 9:23 - they kept

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Torrey, R. A. "Commentary on Joshua 22:3". "The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/tsk/joshua-22.html.