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1 The livestock owned by the Reubenites and the Gadites were unusually vast and numerous. They saw that the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead were exactly the place for livestock. 1 The Reubenites and Gadites, who had very large herds and flocks, saw that the lands of Jazer and Gilead were suitable for livestock.
2 So the Gadites and the Reubenites came and said to Moses, Eleazar the priest, and the chiefs of the community: 2 So they came to Moses and Eleazar the priest and to the leaders of the community, and said,
3 "Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo, and Beon is 3 "Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo and Beon--
4 the land that the LORD struck down before the Israelite community. It is a land for livestock, and your servants have livestock." 4 the land the LORD subdued before the people of Israel--are suitable for livestock, and your servants have livestock.
5 They said, "If you approve our request, give this land to your servants as property. Don't make us cross the Jordan." 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."
6 Moses said to the Gadites and the Reubenites, "Should your brothers go to war, while you stay here? 6 Moses said to the Gadites and Reubenites, "Shall your countrymen go to war while you sit here?
7 Why would you destroy the Israelites' resolve to cross into the land that the LORD gave them? 7 Why do you discourage the Israelites from going over into the land the LORD has given them?
8 Your ancestors did this, when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to inspect the land. 8 This is what your fathers did when I sent them from Kadesh Barnea to look over the land.
9 They went up to the Cluster ravine, saw the land, and destroyed the Israelites' resolve to enter the land that the LORD had given them. 9 After they went up to the Valley of Eshcol and viewed the land, they discouraged the Israelites from entering the land the LORD had given them.
10 The LORD became angry on that day and promised, 10 The LORD's anger was aroused that day and he swore this oath:
11 ‘None of the persons that went up from Egypt, those 20 years old and above, will see the fertile ground that I promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, because they didn't remain true to me, 11 'Because they have not followed me wholeheartedly, not one of the men twenty years old or more who came up out of Egypt will see the land I promised on oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob--
12 except Caleb, Jephunneh the Kennizite's son, and Joshua, Nun's son, because they remained true to the LORD.' 12 not one except Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua son of Nun, for they followed the LORD wholeheartedly.'
13 The LORD became angry with the Israelites and made them wander in the desert for forty years until the entire generation had died, which had done evil in the LORD's eyes. 13 The LORD's anger burned against Israel and he made them wander in the desert forty years, until the whole generation of those who had done evil in his sight was gone.
14 Now you've taken the place of your ancestors, a group of sinful men, to intensify the LORD's anger against Israel. 14 "And here you are, a brood of sinners, standing in the place of your fathers and making the LORD even more angry with Israel.
15 If you turn away from him, he will turn away again to abandon Israel in the desert. Then you will destroy this entire people." 15 If you turn away from following him, he will again leave all this people in the desert, and you will be the cause of their destruction."
16 So they approached him and said, "We will build walled enclosures here for our livestock and towns for our children. 16 Then they came up to him and said, "We would like to build pens here for our livestock and cities for our women and children.
17 Then we will eagerly fight in front of the Israelites until we have brought them into their place. Our children will live in the fortified cities because of the land's inhabitants. 17 But we are ready to arm ourselves and go ahead of the Israelites until we have brought them to their place. Meanwhile our women and children will live in fortified cities, for protection from the inhabitants of the land.
18 And we won't return to our homes until each one of the Israelites takes possession of his property. 18 We will not return to our homes until every Israelite has received his inheritance.
19 We won't inherit land with them there across the Jordan, because we've received our property on the east side of the Jordan." 19 We will not receive any inheritance with them on the other side of the Jordan, because our inheritance has come to us on the east side of the Jordan."
20 Moses said to them, "Do this and fight before the LORD in war. 20 Then Moses said to them, "If you will do this--if you will arm yourselves before the LORD for battle,
21 All of you who are equipped for war, cross the Jordan before the LORD until he has driven his enemies out before him 21 and if all of you will go armed over the Jordan before the LORD until he has driven his enemies out before him--
22 and the land is subdued in the LORD's presence. Then you may return innocently before the LORD and Israel, and this land will be your property before the LORD. 22 then when the land is subdued before the LORD, you may return and be free from your obligation to the LORD and to Israel. And this land will be your possession before the LORD.
23 But if you don't do this, you've sinned against the LORD. Know that your sin will find you. 23 "But if you fail to do this, you will be sinning against the LORD; and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.
24 So build towns for your children and walled enclosures for your flocks, but do what you have promised." 24 Build cities for your women and children, and pens for your flocks, but do what you have promised."
25 The Gadites and the Reubenites said to Moses, "Your servants will do as my master has commanded. 25 The Gadites and Reubenites said to Moses, "We your servants will do as our lord commands.
26 Our children, wives, livestock, and all of our animals will remain in the cities of Gilead. 26 Our children and wives, our flocks and herds will remain here in the cities of Gilead.
27 But your servants, everyone equipped for war before the LORD, will go over to do battle as my master said." 27 But your servants, every man armed for battle, will cross over to fight before the LORD, just as our lord says."
28 Moses made demands for them to Eleazar the priest, to Joshua, Nun's son, and to the leaders of the households of the Israelite tribes. 28 Then Moses gave orders about them to Eleazar the priest and Joshua son of Nun and to the family heads of the Israelite tribes.
29 Moses said to them, "If the Gadites and the Reubenites cross the Jordan with you, each equipped for battle before the LORD, and the land is subdued before you, then you will give them the land of Gilead as a possession. 29 He said to them, "If the Gadites and Reubenites, every man armed for battle, cross over the Jordan with you before the LORD, then when the land is subdued before you, give them the land of Gilead as their possession.
30 If, however, they don't cross with you, equipped for war, they will take possession of property with you in the land of Canaan." 30 But if they do not cross over with you armed, they must accept their possession with you in Canaan."
31 The Gadites and the Reubenites answered, "We'll do just as the LORD has spoken to your servants. 31 The Gadites and Reubenites answered, "Your servants will do what the LORD has said.
32 We'll cross into the land of Canaan before the LORD, equipped for war. But the property we inherit will be across the Jordan." 32 We will cross over before the LORD into Canaan armed, but the property we inherit will be on this side of the Jordan."
33 So Moses gave to them—to the Gadites, the Reubenites, and half the tribe of Manasseh, Joseph's son—the kingdom of Sihon the king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og the king of Bashan, including the land, its cities, and the territory surrounding the land's cities. 33 Then Moses gave to the Gadites, the Reubenites and the half-tribe of Manasseh son of Joseph the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan--the whole land with its cities and the territory around them.
34 The Gadites built Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer, 34 The Gadites built up Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer,
35 Atroth-shophan, Jazer, Jogbehah, 35 Atroth Shophan, Jazer, Jogbehah,
36 Beth-nimrah, and Beth-haran, fortified cities and walled enclosures for flocks. 36 Beth Nimrah and Beth Haran as fortified cities, and built pens for their flocks.
37 The Reubenites built Heshbon, Elealeh, Kiriathaim, 37 And the Reubenites rebuilt Heshbon, Elealeh and Kiriathaim,
38 Nebo, and Baal-meon (whose names were changed), and Sibmah. They named the cities that they built. 38 as well as Nebo and Baal Meon (these names were changed) and Sibmah. They gave names to the cities they rebuilt.
39 The descendants of Machir, Manasseh's son, went to Gilead, captured it, and drove out the Amorites who were there. 39 The descendants of Makir son of Manasseh went to Gilead, captured it and drove out the Amorites who were there.
40 So Moses gave Gilead to Machir, Manasseh's son, and he lived there. 40 So Moses gave Gilead to the Makirites, the descendants of Manasseh, and they settled there.
41 Manasseh's son Jair went and captured their villages and named them Havvoth-jair. 41 Jair, a descendant of Manasseh, captured their settlements and called them Havvoth Jair.
42 Nobah went and captured Kenath and its surrounding villages. He renamed it Nobah after himself. 42 And Nobah captured Kenath and its surrounding settlements and called it Nobah after himself.