Sending people home
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Then Joshua dismissed the people, each to his inheritance.
Then the king said to Ittai the Gittite, "Why will you also go with us? Return and remain with the king, for you are a foreigner and also an exile; return to your own place. "You came only yesterday, and shall I today make you wander with us, while I go where I will? Return and take back your brothers; mercy and truth be with you."
But the commanders of the Philistines were angry with him, and the commanders of the Philistines said to him, "Make the man go back, that he may return to his place where you have assigned him, and do not let him go down to battle with us, or in the battle he may become an adversary to us. For with what could this man make himself acceptable to his lord? Would it not be with the heads of these men?
It came about when he had finished presenting the tribute, that he sent away the people who had carried the tribute.
When he came to the hill, he took them from their hand and deposited them in the house, and he sent the men away, and they departed.
After saying this he dismissed the assembly.