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1 Now the tribes of Reuben and Gad owned vast numbers of livestock. So when they saw that the lands of Jazer and Gilead were ideally suited for their flocks and herds, 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, Eleazar the priest, and the other leaders of the people. They said, 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 LORD has conquered this whole area for the people of Israel. It is ideally suited for all our flocks and herds. 4 the land the LORD subdued before the people of Israel--are suitable for livestock, and your servants have livestock.
5 If we have found favor with you, please let us have this land as our property instead of giving us land across the Jordan River." 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 "Do you mean you want to stay back here while your brothers go across and do all the fighting?" Moses asked the Reubenites and Gadites. 6 Moses said to the Gadites and Reubenites, "Shall your countrymen go to war while you sit here?
7 "Are you trying to discourage the rest of the people of Israel from going across to the land the LORD has given them? 7 Why do you discourage the Israelites from going over into the land the LORD has given them?
8 This is what your ancestors did when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to explore the land. 8 This is what your fathers did when I sent them from Kadesh Barnea to look over the land.
9 After they went up to the valley of Eshcol and scouted the land, they discouraged the people of Israel from entering the land the LORD was giving 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 Then the LORD was furious with them, and he vowed, 10 The LORD's anger was aroused that day and he swore this oath:
11 'Of all those I rescued from Egypt, no one who is twenty years old or older will ever see the land I solemnly promised to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, for they have not obeyed me completely. 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 The only exceptions are Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua son of Nun, for they have wholeheartedly 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 "The LORD was furious with Israel and made them wander in the wilderness for forty years until the whole generation that sinned against him had died. 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 But here you are, a brood of sinners, doing exactly the same thing! You are making the LORD even angrier with 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 like this and he abandons them again in the wilderness, you will be responsible for destroying this entire nation!" 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 responded to Moses, "We simply want to build sheepfolds for our flocks and fortified cities for our wives and 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 arm ourselves and lead our fellow Israelites into battle until we have brought them safely to their inheritance. Meanwhile, our families will stay in the fortified cities we build here, so they will be safe from any attacks by the local people. 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 all the people of Israel have received their inheritance of land. 18 We will not return to our homes until every Israelite has received his inheritance.
19 But we do not want any of the land on the other side of the Jordan. We would rather live here on the east side where we have received our inheritance." 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, "If you keep your word and arm yourselves for the LORD's battles, 20 Then Moses said to them, "If you will do this--if you will arm yourselves before the LORD for battle,
21 and if your troops cross the Jordan until the LORD has driven out 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 then you may return when the land is finally subdued before the LORD. You will have discharged your duty to the LORD and to the rest of the people of Israel. And the land on the east side of the Jordan will be your inheritance from 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 fail to keep your word, then you will have sinned against the LORD, and you may be sure that 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 Go ahead and build towns for your families and sheepfolds for your flocks, but do everything you have said." 24 Build cities for your women and children, and pens for your flocks, but do what you have promised."
25 Then the people of Gad and Reuben replied, "We are your servants and will follow your instructions exactly. 25 The Gadites and Reubenites said to Moses, "We your servants will do as our lord commands.
26 Our children, wives, flocks, and cattle will stay here in the towns of Gilead. 26 Our children and wives, our flocks and herds will remain here in the cities of Gilead.
27 But, sir, all who are able to bear arms will cross over to fight for the LORD, just as you have said." 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 to Eleazar, Joshua, and the tribal leaders 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 He said, "If all the men of Gad and Reuben who are able to fight the LORD's battles cross the Jordan with you, then when the land is conquered, you must give them the land of Gilead as their property. 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 refuse to cross over and march ahead of you, then they must accept land with the rest of 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 tribes of Gad and Reuben said again, "Sir, we will do as the LORD has commanded! 31 The Gadites and Reubenites answered, "Your servants will do what the LORD has said.
32 We will cross the Jordan into Canaan fully armed to fight for the LORD, but our inheritance of land will be here 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 assigned to the tribes of Gad, Reuben, and half the tribe of Manasseh son of Joseph the territory of King Sihon of the Amorites and the land of King Og of Bashan -- the whole land with its towns and surrounding lands. 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 people of Gad built the towns of 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. These were all fortified cities with sheepfolds for their flocks. 36 Beth Nimrah and Beth Haran as fortified cities, and built pens for their flocks.
37 The people of Reuben built the towns of Heshbon, Elealeh, Kiriathaim, 37 And the Reubenites rebuilt Heshbon, Elealeh and Kiriathaim,
38 Nebo, Baal-meon, and Sibmah. They changed the names of some of the towns they conquered and rebuilt. 38 as well as Nebo and Baal Meon (these names were changed) and Sibmah. They gave names to the cities they rebuilt.
39 Then the descendants of Makir of the tribe of Manasseh went to Gilead and conquered it, and they drove 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 So Moses gave Gilead to the Makirites, descendants of Manasseh, and they lived there. 40 So Moses gave Gilead to the Makirites, the descendants of Manasseh, and they settled there.
41 The people of Jair, another clan of the tribe of Manasseh, captured many of the towns in Gilead and changed the name of that region to the Towns of Jair. 41 Jair, a descendant of Manasseh, captured their settlements and called them Havvoth Jair.
42 Meanwhile, a man named Nobah captured the town of Kenath and its surrounding villages, and he renamed that area Nobah after himself. 42 And Nobah captured Kenath and its surrounding settlements and called it Nobah after himself.