And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad and the half-tribe of Manasseh crossed over, armed, before the children of Israel, as Moses had spoken to them, Bible other translations

“And the children of Reuben.” The fighting men of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh who had wanted land on the east side of the Jordan now made good on their promise to fight along with the rest of the tribes of Israel until the Promised Land was conquered (Num. 32, Josh, 1:12-18).

Commentary for: Joshua 4:12