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Numbers 32

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NUM 32:1 Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of cattle: and when they saw the land of Jazer, and the land of Gilead, that behold, the place was a place for cattle;

NUM 32:2 the children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spoke to Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and to the princes of the congregation, saying,

NUM 32:3 Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Sebam, and Nebo, and Beon,

NUM 32:4 the land which Yahweh struck before the congregation of Israel, is a land for cattle; and your servants have cattle.

NUM 32:5 They said, If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants for a possession; don't bring us over the Jordan.

NUM 32:6 Moses said to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brothers go to the war, and shall you sit here?

NUM 32:7 Why discourage you the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which Yahweh has given them?

NUM 32:8 Thus did your fathers, when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to see the land.

NUM 32:9 For when they went up to the valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel, that they should not go into the land which Yahweh had given them.

NUM 32:10 Yahweh's anger was kindled in that day, and he swore, saying,

NUM 32:11 Surely none of the men who came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me:

NUM 32:12 save Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite, and Joshua the son of Nun; because they have wholly followed Yahweh.

NUM 32:13 Yahweh's anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander back and forth in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, who had done evil in the sight of Yahweh, was consumed.

NUM 32:14 Behold, you are risen up in your fathers' place, an increase of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of Yahweh toward Israel.

NUM 32:15 For if you turn away from after him, he will yet again leave them in the wilderness; and you will destroy all this people.

NUM 32:16 They came near to him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones:

NUM 32:17 but we ourselves will be ready armed to go before the children of Israel, until we have brought them to their place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land.

NUM 32:18 We will not return to our houses, until the children of Israel have inherited every man his inheritance.

NUM 32:19 For we will not inherit with them on the other side of the Jordan, and forward; because our inheritance is fallen to us on this side of the Jordan eastward.

NUM 32:20 Moses said to them, If you will do this thing, if you will arm yourselves to go before Yahweh to the war,

NUM 32:21 and every armed man of you will pass over the Jordan before Yahweh, until he has driven out his enemies from before him,

NUM 32:22 and the land is subdued before Yahweh; then afterward you shall return, and be guiltless towards Yahweh, and towards Israel; and this land shall be to you for a possession before Yahweh.

NUM 32:23 But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against Yahweh; and be sure your sin will find you out.

NUM 32:24 Build you cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep; and do that which has proceeded out of your mouth.

NUM 32:25 The children of Gad and the children of Reuben spoke to Moses, saying, Your servants will do as my lord commands.

NUM 32:26 Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our cattle, shall be there in the cities of Gilead;

NUM 32:27 but your servants will pass over, every man who is armed for war, before Yahweh to battle, as my lord says.

NUM 32:28 So Moses gave charge concerning them to Eleazar the priest, and to Joshua the son of Nun, and to the heads of the fathers' [houses] of the tribes of the children of Israel.

NUM 32:29 Moses said to them, If the children of Gad and the children of Reuben will pass with you over the Jordan, every man who is armed to battle, before Yahweh, and the land shall be subdued before you; then you shall give them the land of Gilead for a possession:

NUM 32:30 but if they will not pass over with you armed, they shall have possessions among you in the land of Canaan.

NUM 32:31 The children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered, saying, As Yahweh has said to your servants, so will we do.

NUM 32:32 We will pass over armed before Yahweh into the land of Canaan, and the possession of our inheritance [shall remain] with us beyond the Jordan.

NUM 32:33 Moses gave to them, even to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land, according to the cities of it with [their] borders, even the cities of the land round about.

NUM 32:34 The children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,

NUM 32:35 and Atrothshophan, and Jazer, and Jogbehah,

NUM 32:36 and Beth Nimrah, and Beth Haran: fortified cities, and folds for sheep.

NUM 32:37 The children of Reuben built Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Kiriathaim,

NUM 32:38 and Nebo, and Baal Meon, (their names being changed), and Sibmah: and they gave other names to the cities which they built.

NUM 32:39 The children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead, and took it, and dispossessed the Amorites who were therein.

NUM 32:40 Moses gave Gilead to Machir the son of Manasseh; and he lived therein.

NUM 32:41 Jair the son of Manasseh went and took the towns of it, and called them Havvoth Jair.

NUM 32:42 Nobah went and took Kenath, and the villages of it, and called it Nobah, after his own name.

 

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