Numbers 32:1-10

1The 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. 2So the Gadites and Reubenites came to Moses, Eleazar the priest, and the leaders of the community and said: 3“The territory of Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam,
Sam, LXX read Sibmah (v. 38); Syr reads Sebah
Nebo, and Beon,
4 which the Lord struck down b before the community of Israel, is good land for livestock, and your servants own livestock.” 5They 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.”

6But Moses asked the Gadites and Reubenites, “Should your brothers go to war while you stay here? 7 Why are you discouraging
Lit discouraging the hearts of
the Israelites from crossing into the land the Lord has given them?
8That’s what your fathers did when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to see the land. d 9After they went up as far as Eshcol Valley and saw the land, they discouraged the Israelites from entering the land the Lord had given them. 10So the Lord’s anger burned that day, and He swore an oath:
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