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1 Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of livestock; and when they saw the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead, that indeed the region 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 the children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spoke to Moses, to Eleazar the priest, and to the leaders of the congregation, saying, 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, Shebam, Nebo, and Beon, 3 "Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo and Beon--
4 the country which the Lord defeated 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 Therefore they said, "If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants as a possession. Do not take us 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 said to the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben: "Shall your brethren go to war while you sit here? 6 Moses said to the Gadites and Reubenites, "Shall your countrymen go to war while you sit here?
7 Now why will you discourage the heart of the children of Israel from going 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 Thus your fathers did when I sent them away 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 children of Israel, so that they did not 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 So the Lord's anger was aroused on that day, and He swore an oath, saying, 10 The LORD's anger was aroused that day and he swore this oath:
11 'Surely none of the men who came up from Egypt, from twenty years old and above, shall see the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and 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 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 So the Lord's anger was aroused 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 look! You have risen in your father's 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 once again leave them in the wilderness, and you will destroy all these 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 ourselves will be armed, ready to go before the children of Israel until we have brought them to their place; and our little ones will dwell 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 every one of the children of Israel has received 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 fallen to us on this eastern 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 Then Moses said to them: "If you do this thing, if you arm yourselves 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 all your armed men cross 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 afterward you may return and be blameless before the Lord and before 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 do not do so, then take note, 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 has proceeded out of your mouth." 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 spoke to Moses, saying: "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 flocks, and all our livestock will be 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 cross over, every man armed for war, before the Lord to battle, just 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 command concerning them to Eleazar the priest, to Joshua the son of Nun, and to the chief fathers 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 cross over the Jordan with you, every man armed for battle before the Lord, and the land is subdued before you, then you shall 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 But if they do not cross over armed with you, 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 Then the children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered, saying: "As the Lord has said to your servants, so we will do. 31 The Gadites and Reubenites answered, "Your servants will do what the LORD has said.
32 We will cross over armed before the Lord into the land of Canaan, but the possession of our inheritance shall remain with us on this side of 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 the children of Gad, to the children of Reuben, and to half the 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 with its cities within the borders, the cities of the surrounding 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 children of Gad built Dibon and Ataroth and Aroer, 34 The Gadites built up Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer,
35 Atroth and Shophan and Jazer and 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 children of Reuben built Heshbon and Elealeh and Kirjathaim, 37 And the Reubenites rebuilt Heshbon, Elealeh and Kiriathaim,
38 Nebo and Baal Meon (their names being changed) and Shibmah; and they gave other names to the cities which 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 children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead and took 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 So Moses gave Gilead to Machir the son of Manasseh, and he dwelt in it. 40 So Moses gave Gilead to the Makirites, the descendants of Manasseh, and they settled there.
41 Also Jair the son of Manasseh went and took its small towns, and called them Havoth Jair. 41 Jair, a descendant of Manasseh, captured their settlements and called them Havvoth Jair.
42 Then Nobah went and took Kenath and its villages, and he called it Nobah, after his own name. 42 And Nobah captured Kenath and its surrounding settlements and called it Nobah after himself.