32:1 Now the children of a Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of cattle: and when they saw the land of Jazer, and the land of b Gilead, that, behold, the place [was] a place for cattle;
(a) Reuben came from Leah, and Gad from Zilpah her handmaid. 32:13 And the LORDS anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done c evil in the sight of the LORD, was consumed.
(b) Which was named for the heap of stones that Jacob made as a sign of the covenant between him and Laban in ( Genesis 31:47 ).
(c) Because they complained and would not believe their report, which told the truth concerning the land. 32:15 For if ye turn away from after him, he will yet again leave them in the wilderness; and d ye shall destroy all this people.
(d) By your occasion. 32:17 But we ourselves will go ready armed before the children of Israel, until we have brought them unto their e place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fenced cities because of the inhabitants of the land.
(e) In the land of Canaan. 32:20 And Moses said unto them, If ye will do this thing, if ye will go f armed before the LORD to war,
(f) Before the Ark of the Lord. 32:21 And will go all of you armed over Jordan before the LORD, until he hath driven out his g enemies from before him,
(g) That is, the inhabitants of the land. 32:22 And the land be subdued before the LORD: then afterward ye shall return, and be guiltless before the LORD, and before Israel; and this land shall be your possession h before the LORD.
32:23 But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin i will find you out.
(h) The Lord will grant you this land which you request, ( Joshua 1:15 ).
(i) You shall assuredly be punished for your sin. 32:28 So concerning them Moses k commanded Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the chief fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel:
(k) Moses gave charge that his promise made to the Reubenites, and other, would be performed after his death so that they would not break theirs. 32:31 And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered, saying, As the l LORD hath said unto thy servants, so will we do.
(l) This is attributed to the Lord, which his messenger speaks. 32:33 And Moses gave unto them, [even] to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and unto half the tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the m Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land, with the cities thereof in the coasts, [even] the cities of the country round about.
32:41 And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took the small towns thereof, and called them n Havothjair.
(m) The Amorites dwelled on both sides of Jordan: but here he makes mention of them that dwelt on this side: ( Joshua 10:12 ) he speaks of them that inhabited beyond Jordan.
(n) That is the villages of Jair.