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Joshua 22:26

    Joshua 22:26 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    Therefore we said, Let us now prepare to build us an altar, not for burnt offering, nor for sacrifice:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Therefore we said, Let us now prepare to build us an altar, not for burnt offering, nor for sacrifice:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Therefore we said, Let us now prepare to build us an altar, not for burnt-offering, nor for sacrifice:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    So we said, Let us now make an altar for ourselves, not for burned offerings or for the offerings of beasts:

    Webster's Revision

    Therefore we said, Let us now prepare to build us an altar, not for burnt-offering, nor for sacrifice:

    World English Bible

    "Therefore we said, 'Let's now prepare to build ourselves an altar, not for burnt offering, nor for sacrifice;

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Therefore we said, Let as now prepare to build us an altar, not for burnt offering, nor for sacrifice:

    Definitions for Joshua 22:26

    Let - To hinder or obstruct.

    Clarke's Commentary on Joshua 22:26

    An altar, not for burnt-offering, nor for sacrifice - Because this would have been in flat opposition to the law, Leviticus 17:8, Leviticus 17:9; Deuteronomy 12:4-6, Deuteronomy 12:10, Deuteronomy 12:11, Deuteronomy 12:13, Deuteronomy 12:14, which most positively forbade any sacrifice or offering to be made in any other place than that one which the Lord should choose. Therefore the altar built by the Reubenites, etc., was for no religious purpose, but merely to serve as a testimony that they were one people with those on the west of Jordan, having the same religious and civil constitution, and bound by the same interests to keep that constitution inviolate.