Sending people home
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Then Joshua sent the people away, each to his own inheritance.
The king said to Ittai the Gittite, “Why are you also going with us? Go back and stay with the new king since you’re both a foreigner and an exile from your homeland. Besides, you only arrived yesterday; should I make you wander around with us today while I go wherever I can? Go back and take your brothers with you. May the Lord show you kindness and faithfulness.”
The Philistine commanders, however, were enraged with Achish and told him, “Send that man back and let him return to the place you assigned him. He must not go down with us into battle only to become our adversary during the battle. What better way could he regain his master’s favor than with the heads of our men?
When Ehud had finished presenting the tribute, he dismissed the people who had carried it.
When Gehazi came to the hill, he took the gifts from them and stored them in the house. Then he dismissed the men, and they left.