And Joshua said, Alas, O Lord GOD, why have you at all brought this people over Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? would to God we had been content, and dwelled on the other side of Jordan!
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George Leo Haydock
Began. Some had established themselves in the land of Galaad. (Menochius)
Hebrew, "would to God we had been content, and dwelt on the other side of the Jordan. "Josue speaks in this animated manner, through zeal for the glory of God, (Calmet) more than for any personal inconvenience. He was grieved that any one should have merited God's displeasure. He was afraid that the Chanaanites would blaspheme the great name of the Lord, ver. 9.