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1 Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a great number of cattle: and when they saw that the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead was a good place for 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 The children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and said to Moses and to Eleazar the priest and to the chiefs of the meeting, 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 Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Sebam, and Nebo, and Beon, 3 "Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo and Beon--
4 The land which the Lord gave into the hands of the children of Israel, is a land for cattle, and your servants have cattle. 4 the land the LORD subdued before the people of Israel--are suitable for livestock, and your servants have livestock.
5 And they said, With your approval, let this land be given to your servants as their heritage: do not take us over 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 said to the children of Gad and the children of Reuben, Are your brothers to go to the war, while you take your rest here? 6 Moses said to the Gadites and Reubenites, "Shall your countrymen go to war while you sit here?
7 Why would you take from the children of Israel the desire to go over into the land which the Lord has given them? 7 Why do you discourage the Israelites from going over into the land the LORD has given them?
8 So did your fathers, 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 took from the children of Israel the desire to go into the land which 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 at that time the Lord was moved to wrath, and made an oath, saying, 10 The LORD's anger was aroused that day and he swore this oath:
11 Truly, not one of the men of twenty years old and over who came out of Egypt will see the land which I gave by oath to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; because they have not been true to me with all their heart; 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 But only Caleb, the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite, and Joshua, the son of Nun: because they have been 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 Then the Lord was angry with Israel, and he made them wanderers in the waste land for forty years? till all that generation who had done evil in the eyes of the Lord was dead. 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 now you have come to take the place of your fathers, another generation of sinners, increasing the wrath 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 are turned away from him, he will send them wandering again in the waste land; and you will be the cause of the destruction of 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 to him, and said, We will make safe places for our cattle here, and towns 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 ourselves will be ready armed to go before the children of Israel till we have taken them to their place: but our little ones will be safe in the walled towns against the people 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 come back to our houses till every one of the children of Israel has come into his heritage. 18 We will not return to our homes until every Israelite has received his inheritance.
19 For we will not have our heritage with them on the other side of Jordan and forward; because our heritage has come to us on this side of 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 Then Moses said to them, If you will do this, arming yourselves to go before the Lord to the war, 20 Then Moses said to them, "If you will do this--if you will arm yourselves before the LORD for battle,
21 Every armed man of you going across Jordan before the Lord till he has overcome and sent in flight all who are against 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 under the rule of the Lord: then after that you may come back, having done no wrong to the Lord and to Israel; and this land will be yours for your heritage 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 do this, then you are sinners against the Lord; and you may be certain that your sin will have its reward. 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 get to work building your towns for your little ones, and safe places for your sheep; and do as you have said. 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 the children of Reuben said to Moses, Your servants will do as my lord says. 25 The Gadites and Reubenites said to Moses, "We your servants will do as our lord commands.
26 Our little ones, our wives, and our flocks, and all our cattle, will be there in the towns of Gilead; 26 Our children and wives, our flocks and herds will remain here in the cities of Gilead.
27 But your servants will go over, every man armed for war, before the Lord to the fight, as my lord says. 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 orders about them to Eleazar the priest and to Joshua, the son of Nun, and to the heads of families of the tribes of the children 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 children of Gad and the children of Reuben go with you over Jordan, every man armed for the fight before the Lord, and all the land is given into your hands, then let them have the land of Gilead for a heritage: 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 do not go over with you armed, they will have to take their heritage 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 Then the children of Gad and the children of Reuben said, As the Lord has said to your servants, so will we do. 31 The Gadites and Reubenites answered, "Your servants will do what the LORD has said.
32 We will go over armed before the Lord into the land of Canaan, and you will give us our heritage on this side of 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, even to the children of Gad and the children of Reuben and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon, king of the Amorites and Og, king of Bashan, all the land with its towns and the country round them. 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 children of Gad were the builders of Dibon and Ataroth and Aroer; 34 The Gadites built up Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer,
35 And Atroth-shophan and Jazer and Jogbehah; 35 Atroth Shophan, Jazer, Jogbehah,
36 And Beth-nimrah and Beth-haran: walled towns and shut-in places for sheep. 36 Beth Nimrah and Beth Haran as fortified cities, and built pens for their flocks.
37 And the children of Reuben were the builders of Heshbon and Elealeh and Kiriathaim; 37 And the Reubenites rebuilt Heshbon, Elealeh and Kiriathaim,
38 And Nebo and Baal-meon, (their names being changed,) and Sibmah: and they gave other names to the towns they made. 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 children of Machir, the son of Manasseh, went to Gilead and took it, driving out the Amorites who were living there. 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 made it his living-place. 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 took the towns of Gilead, naming them Havvoth-Jair. 41 Jair, a descendant of Manasseh, captured their settlements and called them Havvoth Jair.
42 And Nobah went and took Kenath and its small towns, naming it Nobah, after himself. 42 And Nobah captured Kenath and its surrounding settlements and called it Nobah after himself.