Numbers 32:1-10 (New American Standard)

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Reuben and Gad Settle in Gilead

1 Now the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad had an 1exceedingly large number of livestock. So when they saw the land of 2Jazer and the land of Gilead, that ait was indeed a place suitable for livestock, 2 the sons of Gad and the sons of Reuben came and spoke to Moses and to Eleazar the priest and to the leaders of the congregation, saying, 3 "3Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo and Beon, 4 the land 4which the LORD bconquered before the congregation of Israel, is a land for livestock, and your servants have livestock." 5 They said, "If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants as a possession; do not take us across the Jordan." 6 But Moses said to the sons of Gad and to the sons of Reuben, "Shall your brothers go to war while you yourselves sit here? 7 "5Now why are you cdiscouraging the sons of Israel from crossing over into the land which the LORD has given them? 8 "dThis is what your fathers did when I sent them from 6Kadesh-barnea to see the land. 9 "For when they went up to 7the evalley of Eshcol and saw the land, they fdiscouraged the sons of Israel so that they did not go into the land which the LORD had given them. 10 "So 8the LORD'S anger burned in that day, and He swore, saying,
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