The Reubenites and Gadites had a very large number of livestock. When they surveyed the lands of Jazer and Gilead, they saw that the region was a [good] one for livestock.
So the Gadites and Reubenites came to Moses, Eleazar the priest, and the leaders of the community and said:
"[The territory of] Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo, and Beon,
which the Lord struck down before the community of Israel, is [good] land for livestock, and your servants own livestock."
They said, "If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants as a possession. Don't make us cross the Jordan."