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The Response of the Tribes

21 Then the people of Reuben, the people of Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh responded to the heads of the divisions of Israel:

22 By God, the true God, the Lord! By God, the true God, the Lord![a] He knows, and Israel will know too. If we acted in rebellion or if we acted in unfaithfulness against the Lord, do not spare us this day. 23 If we acted to build an altar for ourselves to turn from the Lord, or if we acted to offer up burnt offerings or grain offerings on it, or if we acted to make sacrifices of fellowship offerings on it, let the Lord himself demand an accounting from us.

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  1. Joshua 22:22 The Hebrew oath has three divine names: El, Elohim, Yahweh.