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1 Now the people of Reuben and the people of Gad had a very great number of livestock. And they saw the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead, and behold, the place was a 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 people of Gad and the people of Reuben came and said to Moses and to Eleazar the priest and to the chiefs of the congregation, 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, 3 "Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo and Beon--
4 the land that the LORD struck down before the congregation of Israel, 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 And they said, "If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants for a possession. Do not take us across 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 But Moses said to the people of Gad and to the people of Reuben, "Shall your brothers go to the war while you sit here? 6 Moses said to the Gadites and Reubenites, "Shall your countrymen go to war while you sit here?
7 Why will you discourage the heart of the people of Israel from going over into the land that the LORD has given them? 7 Why do you discourage the Israelites from going over into the land the LORD has given them?
8 Your fathers did this, when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to see the land. 8 This is what your fathers did when I sent them from Kadesh Barnea to look over the land.
9 For when they went up to the Valley of Eshcol and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the people of Israel from going into 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 And the LORD's anger was kindled on that day, and he swore, saying, 10 The LORD's anger was aroused that day and he swore this oath:
11 'Surely none of the men who came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land that I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, because they have not wholly followed 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 none except Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua the son of Nun, for they have wholly followed the LORD.' 12 not one except Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua son of Nun, for they followed the LORD wholeheartedly.'
13 And the LORD's anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation that had done evil in the sight of the LORD was gone. 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 And behold, you have risen in your fathers' place, a brood of sinful men, to increase still more the fierce anger of the LORD 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 For if you turn away from following him, he will again abandon them in the wilderness, and you will destroy all this 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 Then they came near to him and said, "We will build sheepfolds here for our livestock, and cities for our little ones, 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 but we will take up arms, ready to go before the people of Israel, until we have brought them to their place. And our little ones shall live in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land. 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 We will not return to our homes until each of the people of Israel has gained his inheritance. 18 We will not return to our homes until every Israelite has received his inheritance.
19 For we will not inherit with them on the other side of the Jordan and beyond, because our inheritance has come to us on this side of the Jordan to the east." 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 So Moses said to them, "If you will do this, if you will take up arms to go before the LORD for the war, 20 Then Moses said to them, "If you will do this--if you will arm yourselves before the LORD for battle,
21 and every armed man of you will pass over the Jordan before the LORD, until he has driven out his enemies from 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 before the LORD; then after that you shall return and be free of obligation to the LORD and to Israel, and this land shall be your possession 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 will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the LORD, and be sure your sin will find you out. 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 Build cities for your little ones and folds for your sheep, and 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 And the people of Gad and the people of Reuben said to Moses, "Your servants will do as my lord commands. 25 The Gadites and Reubenites said to Moses, "We your servants will do as our lord commands.
26 Our little ones, our wives, our livestock, and all our cattle shall remain there 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 will pass over, every man who is armed for war, before the LORD to battle, as my lord orders." 27 But your servants, every man armed for battle, will cross over to fight before the LORD, just as our lord says."
28 So Moses gave command 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 people of Israel. 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 And Moses said to them, "If the people of Gad and the people of Reuben, every man who is armed to battle before the LORD, will pass with you over the Jordan and the land shall be subdued before you, then you shall give them the land of Gilead for 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 However, if they will not pass over with you armed, they shall have possessions among 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 And the people of Gad and the people of Reuben answered, "What the LORD has said to your servants, we will do. 31 The Gadites and Reubenites answered, "Your servants will do what the LORD has said.
32 We will pass over armed before the LORD into the land of Canaan, and the possession of our inheritance shall remain with us beyond 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 And Moses gave to them, to the people of Gad and to the people 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 and its cities with their territories, the cities of the land throughout the country. 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 And the people of Gad 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 folds for sheep. 36 Beth Nimrah and Beth Haran as fortified cities, and built pens for their flocks.
37 And the people of Reuben built Heshbon, Elealeh, Kiriathaim, 37 And the Reubenites rebuilt Heshbon, Elealeh and Kiriathaim,
38 Nebo, and Baal-meon (their names were changed), and Sibmah. And they gave other names to 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 And the sons of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead and captured it, and dispossessed the Amorites who were in it. 39 The descendants of Makir son of Manasseh went to Gilead, captured it and drove out the Amorites who were there.
40 And Moses gave Gilead to Machir the son of Manasseh, and he settled in it. 40 So Moses gave Gilead to the Makirites, the descendants of Manasseh, and they settled there.
41 And Jair the son of Manasseh went and captured their villages, and called them Havvoth-jair. 41 Jair, a descendant of Manasseh, captured their settlements and called them Havvoth Jair.
42 And Nobah went and captured Kenath and its villages, and called it Nobah, after his own name. 42 And Nobah captured Kenath and its surrounding settlements and called it Nobah after himself.