Numbers 32:1-10 NIV

The Transjordan Tribes

1 The Reubenites and Gadites, who had very large herds and flocks, saw that the lands of Jazer and Gilead were suitable for livestock.

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2 So they came to Moses and Eleazar the priest and to the leaders of the community, and said,

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3 “Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo and Beon—

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      4 the land the LORD subdued before the people of Israel—are suitable for livestock, and your servants have livestock.

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      5 If we have found favor in your eyes,” they said, “let this land be given to your servants as our possession. Do not make us cross the Jordan.”

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      6 Moses said to the Gadites and Reubenites, “Should your fellow Israelites go to war while you sit here?
      7 Why do you discourage the Israelites from crossing over into the land the LORD has given them?

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      8 This is what your fathers did when I sent them from Kadesh Barnea to look over the land.

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      9 After they went up to the Valley of Eshkol and viewed the land, they discouraged the Israelites from entering the land the LORD had given them.

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      10 The LORD’s anger was aroused that day and he swore this oath:

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