Numbers 32:39

39 The descendants of Makir son of Manasseh went to Gilead, captured it and drove out the Amorites who were there.

Numbers 32:39 in Other Translations

KJV
39 And the children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead, and took it, and dispossessed the Amorite which was in it.
ESV
39 And the sons of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead and captured it, and dispossessed the Amorites who were in it.
NLT
39 Then the descendants of Makir of the tribe of Manasseh went to Gilead and conquered it, and they drove out the Amorites living there.
MSG
39 The family of Makir son of Manasseh went to Gilead, captured it, and drove out the Amorites who lived there.
CSB
39 The descendants of Machir son of Manasseh went to Gilead, captured it, and drove out the Amorites who were there.

Numbers 32:39 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 32:39

And the children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead,
and took it
That part of it which Moses gave unto the half tribe of Manasseh, which till now was in the hand of the Amorites; for half Mount Gilead, and the cities thereof, were given to the Reubenites and Gadites, which is the land of Gilead they desired, and which was already conquered; for they call it the country which the Lord smote before Israel, ( Numbers 32:1 Numbers 32:4 ) ( Deuteronomy 3:12 Deuteronomy 3:13 ) :

and dispossessed the Amorite which was in it;
for though they were driven out of one part of Gilead, yet not out of the whole.

Numbers 32:39 In-Context

37 And the Reubenites rebuilt Heshbon, Elealeh and Kiriathaim,
38 as well as Nebo and Baal Meon (these names were changed) and Sibmah. They gave names to the cities they rebuilt.
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, the descendants of Manasseh, and they settled there.
41 Jair, a descendant of Manasseh, captured their settlements and called them Havvoth Jair.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Genesis 50:23
  • 2. Numbers 26:29; Deuteronomy 2:36
  • 3. S Genesis 10:16