There was not a word of all that Moses commanded, which Joshua read not before all the congregation of Israel, with the women, and the little ones, and the strangers that were living among them.
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George Leo Haydock
Repeated. Coverdale's Bible has "Josua caused it to be proclaimed. ""It is very common in Scripture to represent a person as doing that which is done by another, in his name and by his authority. "(Kennicott)
Josue might be in the midst to preside, (Calmet) or rather he would be along with the princes of the six tribes on Mount Garizim, ver. 30. (Haydock)
Thus the covenant entered into between God and the Israelites, was solemnly ratified when the latter first entered the promised land. The greatest part of those who had been present at Horeb had perished in the wilderness. (Calmet)