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Numbers 32 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And the sons of Ruben and Gad had many flocks of cattle, and their substance in beasts was infinite. And when they saw the lands of Jazer and Galaad fit for feeding cattle, 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 They came to Moses and Eleazar the priest, and the princes of the multitude, and said: 2 So they came to Moses and Eleazar the priest and to the leaders of the community, and said,
3 Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nemra, Hesebon, and Eleale, and Saban, and Nebo, and Beon, 3 "Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo and Beon--
4 The land, which the Lord hath conquered in the sight of the children of Israel, is a very fertile soil for the feeding of beasts: and we thy servants have very much cattle: 4 the land the LORD subdued before the people of Israel--are suitable for livestock, and your servants have livestock.
5 And we pray thee, if we have found favour in thy sight, that thou give it to us thy servants in possession, and make us not pass over 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 And Moses answered them: What, shall your brethren go to fight, and will you sit here? 6 Moses said to the Gadites and Reubenites, "Shall your countrymen go to war while you sit here?
7 Why do ye overturn the minds of the children of Israel, that they may not dare to pass into the place which the Lord hath given them? 7 Why do you discourage the Israelites from going over into the land the LORD has given them?
8 Was it not thus your fathers did, when I sent from Cadesbarne to view the land? 8 This is what your fathers did when I sent them from Kadesh Barnea to look over the land.
9 And when they were come as far as the valley of the cluster, having viewed all the country, they overturned the hearts of the children of Israel, that they should not enter into the coasts, which the Lord gave 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 he swore in his anger, saying: 10 The LORD's anger was aroused that day and he swore this oath:
11 If these men, that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land, which I promised with an oath to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: because they would not follow 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 the son of Jephone the Cenezite, and Josue the son of Nun: these have fulfilled my will. 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 being angry against Israel, led them about through the desert forty years, until the whole generation, that had done evil in his sight, was consumed. 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, said he, you are risen up instead of your fathers, the increase and offspring of sinful men, to augment the fury 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 will not follow him, he will leave the people in the wilderness, and you shall be the cause of the destruction of all. 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 But they coming near, said: We will make sheepfolds, and stalls for our cattle, and strong cities 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 And we ourselves will go armed and ready for battle before the children of Israel, until we bring them in unto their places. Our little ones, and all we have, shall be in walled cities, for fear of the ambushes of the 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 We will not return into our houses until the children of Israel possess their inheritance: 18 We will not return to our homes until every Israelite has received his inheritance.
19 Neither will we seek any thing beyond the Jordan, because we have already our possession on the east side thereof, 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 And Moses said to them: If you do what you promise, go on well appointed for war before the Lord: 20 Then Moses said to them, "If you will do this--if you will arm yourselves before the LORD for battle,
21 And let every fighting man pass over the Jordan, until the Lord overthrow his enemies: 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 all the land be brought under him, then shall you be blameless before the Lord and before Israel, and you shall obtain the countries that you desire, 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 do not what you say, no man can doubt but you sin against God: and know ye, that your sin shall overtake 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 Build therefore cities for your children, and folds and stalls for your sheep and beasts, and accomplish 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 children of Gad and Ruben said to Moses: We are thy servants, we will do what my lord commandeth. 25 The Gadites and Reubenites said to Moses, "We your servants will do as our lord commands.
26 We will leave our children, and our wives and sheep and cattle, in the cities of Galaad: 26 Our children and wives, our flocks and herds will remain here in the cities of Gilead.
27 And we thy servants all well appointed will march on to the war, as thou, my lord, speakest. 27 But your servants, every man armed for battle, will cross over to fight before the LORD, just as our lord says."
28 Moses therefore commanded Eleazar the priest, and Josue the son of Nun, and the princes of the families of all the tribes of Israel, and said to them: 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 If the children of Gad, and the children of Ruben pass with you over the Jordan, all armed for war before the Lord, and the land be made subject to you: give them Galaad in 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 But if they will not pass armed with you into the land of Chanaan, let them receive places to dwell in among you. 30 But if they do not cross over with you armed, they must accept their possession with you in Canaan."
31 And the children of Gad, and the children of Ruben answered: As the Lord hath spoken to his servants, so will we do: 31 The Gadites and Reubenites answered, "Your servants will do what the LORD has said.
32 We will go armed before the Lord into the land of Chanaan, and we confess that we have already received our possession 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 Moses therefore gave to the children of Gad and of Ruben, and to the half tribe of Manasses the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sehon king of the Amorrhites, and the kingdom of Og king of Basan, and their land and the cities thereof round about. 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 sons of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer, 34 The Gadites built up Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer,
35 And Etroth, and Sophan, and Jazer, and Jegbaa, 35 Atroth Shophan, Jazer, Jogbehah,
36 And Bethnemra, and Betharan, fenced cities, and folds for their cattle. 36 Beth Nimrah and Beth Haran as fortified cities, and built pens for their flocks.
37 But the children of Ruben built Hesebon, and Eleale, and Cariathaim, 37 And the Reubenites rebuilt Heshbon, Elealeh and Kiriathaim,
38 And Nabo, and Baalmeon (their names being changed) and Sabama: giving names to the cities which they had built. 38 as well as Nebo and Baal Meon (these names were changed) and Sibmah. They gave names to the cities they rebuilt.
39 Moreover the children of Machir, the son of Manasses, went into Galaad, and wasted it, cutting off the Amorrhites, the inhabitants thereof. 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 the land of Galaad to Machir the son of Manasses, and he dwelt in it. 40 So Moses gave Gilead to the Makirites, the descendants of Manasseh, and they settled there.
41 And Jair the son of Manasses went, and took the villages thereof, and he called them Havoth Jair, that is to say, the villages of Jair. 41 Jair, a descendant of Manasseh, captured their settlements and called them Havvoth Jair.
42 Nobe also went, and took Canath with the villages thereof: and he called it by his own name, Nobe. 42 And Nobah captured Kenath and its surrounding settlements and called it Nobah after himself.