Numbers 32

CHAPTER 32

Reuben and Gad Claim their Land

And [3of cattle 2a multitude 1there was] to the sons of Reuben, and to the sons of Gad, [3multitude 2great 1an exceedingly]. And they saw the place of Jazer, and the place of Gilead; and [3was 1the 2place] a place of cattle. And [4coming forward 1the 2sons 3of Reuben], and the sons of Gad, said to Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and to the rulers of the congregation, saying, Ataroth and Dibon and Jazer and Nimrah and Heshbon and Elealeh and Shebam and Nebo and Beon, the land which the  lord delivered up before the sons of Israel, [2land 3for grazing cattle 1is], and your servants [2on cattle 1subsist]. And they said, If we find favor before you, give this land to your servants for a possession, and do not cause us to pass over the Jordan! And Moses said to the sons of Gad, and to the sons of Reuben, [2your brethren 1Shall] go to war and you sit here? And why do you turn aside the thoughts of the sons of Israel to not pass over into the land which the  lord gives to them? Did not [2do thus 1your fathers] when I sent them from out of Kadesh Barnea to study the land? And they ascended the Ravine of the Cluster, and studied the land, and separated the heart of the sons of Israel, so as to not enter into the land which [2gave 3to them 1the  lord]. 10 And [2was provoked to anger 3in rage 1the  lord] in that day, and swore by an oath, saying, 11 Shall [2see 1these men] (the men ascending from Egypt, from twenty years old and up, the ones having knowledge of the good and the bad) the land which I swore by an oath to Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, no. For they did not follow together after me, 12 except Caleb son of Jephunneh, the one being set apart, and Joshua the son of Nun, for he followed after the  lord. 13 And [2was provoked to anger 3in rage 1the  lord] over Israel; and he staggered them in the wilderness forty years, until [8was completely consumed 1all 2the 3generation 4doing 5evil 6before 7the  lord]. 14 Behold, you rose up in place of your fathers, a confederation of men of sinners to add still unto the rage of the anger of the  lord against Israel, 15 that you shall turn away from him to add still to leave him in the wilderness, and shall act lawlessly against [2entire 3congregation 1this]. 16 And they came forward to him, and said, Properties for flocks we shall build here for our cattle, and cities for our chattel. 17 And we, arming ourselves, will be an advance guard in front of the sons of Israel, until when we should lead them into their own place. And [2shall dwell 1our belongings] in cities being walled, because of the ones dwelling in the land. 18 In no way should we return to our dwellings, until whenever [5should divide 1the 2sons 3of Israel 4each] into his inheritance. 19 And no longer shall we be heir with them from the other side of the Jordan, and beyond; because we receive our lots on the other side of the Jordan eastwards. 20 And [2said 3to 4them 1Moses], If you should do according to this thing, if you should completely arm before the  lord for war, 21 and [3shall go over 1you yourselves 2all 6armed with large shields 4the 5Jordan] before the  lord, until [2shall be obliterated 1his enemy] from his face, 22 and [3shall be dominated 1the 2land] before the  lord, then after these things you shall return, and you will be innocent before the  lord, and from Israel. And [2shall be 1this land] to you for a possession before the  lord. 23 But if you should not do so, you shall sin before the  lord; and you shall know your sin, whenever [2should overtake you 1bad things]. 24 And thus you shall build to yourselves for them cities for your belongings, and properties for your cattle; and the thing going forth from out of your mouth you shall do. 25 And [8spoke 1the 2sons 3of Reuben 4and 5the 6the sons 7of Gad] to Moses, saying, Your servants shall do as our master gives charge. 26  Our belongings, and our women, and our possessions, and all our cattle will be there in the cities of Gilead. 27  And your servants shall all go over, being armed and being arrayed before the  lord for war, in which manner the master says. 28 And [2stood together with them 1Moses], with Eleazar the priest, and Joshua son of Nun, and the rulers of the patrimony of the tribes of the sons of Israel. 29 And [2said 3to 4them 1Moses], If [8should pass over 1the 2sons 3of Reuben 4and 5the 6sons 7of Gad] [3with 4you 1the 2Jordan], every one being armed for war before the  lord, and you should dominate the land before you, then you shall give to them the land of Gilead for a possession. 30 But if they should not pass over being armed with you for war before the  lord, then you shall cause [2to pass over 3with their 4belongings 1them], and their women, and their cattle in front of you into the land of Canaan; and they shall inherit together with you in the land of Canaan. 31 And [8answered 1the 2sons 3of Reuben 4and 5the 6sons 7of Gad], saying, As much as the  lord says to his attendants, so we shall do. 32 We will pass over being armed before the  lord into the land of Canaan. And you shall give our possession on the other side of the Jordan.

Moses Distributes Land

33 And [2gave 3to them 1Moses], to the sons of Gad, and to the sons of Reuben, and to the half tribe of Manasseh of the sons of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land and the cities with its boundaries -- the cities of the land round about. 34 And [4built 1the 2sons 3of Gad] Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer, 35 and Shophan, and Jaazer. And they raised them up, 36 and Beth-nimrah, and Beth-haran -- [2cities 1fortified], and properties of flocks. 37 And the sons of Reuben built Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Kirjathaim, 38 and Nebo and Baal-meon, being surrounded with walls, and Shibmah. And they named by their names the names of the cities which they built. 39 And [5went 1a son 2of Machir 3son 4of Manasseh] into Gilead, and took it, and destroyed the Amorite dwelling in it. 40 And Moses gave Gilead to Machir son of Manasseh; and he dwelt there. 41 And Jair the son of Manasseh went, and he took their properties, and named them Properties of Jair. 42 And Nobah went and took Kenath, and her towns, and named them Nobah, after his name.
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