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But take diligent heed to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God, and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

22:5 take diligent heed. Although it had been appropriate for some of the tribes to occupy the lands which the Lord had given Israel east of the Jordan (the promised inheritance had never been bounded by the Jordan River), and although the two and one half had fulfilled all their obligations as they had promised, Joshua realized there was a potential danger in this geographical separation. Consequently, he gave them this urgent admonition before sending them home.

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