SEV Biblia, Chapter 22:19 Que si os parece que la tierra de vuestra posesión es inmunda, pasaos a la tierra de la posesión del SEÑOR, en la cual está el tabernáculo del SEÑOR, y tomad posesión entre nosotros; pero no os rebeléis contra el SEÑOR, ni os rebeléis contra nosotros, edificándoos altar a más del altar del SEÑOR nuestro Dios.
Clarke's Bible Commentary - Joshua 22:19 Verse 19. If the land of your possessions be unclean] The generous mind of Phinehas led him to form this excuse for them. If ye suppose that this land is impure, as not having been originally included in the covenant, and ye think that ye cannot expect the blessing of God unless ye have an altar, sacrifices, &c., then pass ye over unto the land of the possession of the Lord, wherein the Lord's tabernacle dwelleth, the only legitimate place where sacrifices and offerings can be made. We will divide this land with you, and rather straiten ourselves than that you should conceive yourselves to be under any necessity of erecting a new altar besides the altar of the Lord our God.
John Gill's Bible Commentary Ver. 19. Notwithstanding, if the land of your possession [be] unclean , etc.] That is, if it was judged to be so by them, because not cleansed from the sins of the former inhabitants of it by sacrifice, or because there was no altar in it to offer up sacrifice for the expiation of sin: [then] pass ye over unto the land of the possession of the Lord , wherein the Lord’s tabernacle dwelleth ; if you repent of the choice you have made of a country to dwell in, quit it, and come over into the land of Canaan, which the Lord has taken possession of, and residence in, and where his tabernacle is fixed, the place of his presence and worship, and where an altar is erected to sacrifice upon: and take possession among us ; they were willing to quit possession of their own, and make room for them in each of their tribes, and even though they straitened themselves, and parted with much of their estates, rather than they should make a schism, or go into idolatrous practices; which was a brave, noble, spirit indeed, and showed their great concern for the honour and glory of God, and his worship, and their love to their brethren, and affectionate regard for their spiritual welfare, above their own private, personal, and temporal good: but rebel not against the Lord : the Word of the Lord, as the Targum, either Christ the essential Word, the Angel of Jehovah’s presence, or his word of command: nor rebel against us ; by breaking off from us, and setting up another religion or form of worship: in building you an altar beside the altar of the Lord our God : which ought to be common to both, and no other to be set up against it, or used beside it.
Matthew Henry Commentary Verses 10-20 - Here is the care of the separated tribes to keep their hold of Canaan' religion. At first sight it seemed a design to set up an altar agains the altar at Shiloh. God is jealous for his own institutions; we shoul be so too, and afraid of every thing that looks like, or leads to idolatry. Corruptions in religion are best dealt with at first. But their prudence in following up this zealous resolution is no les commendable. Many an unhappy strife would be prevented, or soon mad up, by inquiries into the matter of the offence. The remembrance of great sins committed formerly, should engage us to stand on our guar against the beginnings of sin; for the way of sin is down-hill. We ar all concerned to reprove our neighbour when he does amiss, lest we suffer sin upon him, Le 19:17. The offer made that they should be welcome to come to the land where the Lord's tabernacle was, and settl there, was in the spirit of true Israelites.
Original Hebrew ואך 389 אם 518 טמאה 2931 ארץ 776 אחזתכם 272 עברו 5674 לכם אל 413 ארץ 776 אחזת 272 יהוה 3068 אשׁר 834 שׁכן 7931 שׁם 8033 משׁכן 4908 יהוה 3068 והאחזו 270 בתוכנו 8432 וביהוה 3068 אל 408 תמרדו 4775 ואתנו 854 אל 408 תמרדו 4775 בבנתכם 1129 לכם מזבח 4196 מבלעדי 1107 מזבח 4196 יהוה 3068 אלהינו׃ 430