The Reubenites and Gadites, who had very large herds and flocks,1 saw that the lands of Jazer2 and Gilead3 were suitable for livestock.4
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So they came to Moses and Eleazar the priest and to the leaders of the community,5 and said,
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"Ataroth,6 Dibon,7 Jazer,8 Nimrah,9 Heshbon,10 Elealeh,11 Sebam,12 Nebo13 and Beon14--
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the land the LORD subdued15 before the people of Israel--are suitable for livestock,16 and your servants have livestock.
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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.17"
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Moses said to the Gadites and Reubenites, "Shall your countrymen go to war while you sit here?