32The tribes of Reuben and Gad owned vast numbers of livestock. So when they saw that the lands of Jazer and Gilead were ideally suited for their flocks and herds,H1121H7205H1121H1410H3966H6099H7227H4735H7200H776H3270H776H1568H4725H4725H4735 2they came to Moses, Eleazar the priest, and the other leaders of the community. They said,H1121H1410H1121H7205H935H559H4872H499H3548H5387H5712H559 3"Notice the towns of Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sibmah, Nebo, and Beon.H5852H1769H3270H5247H2809H500H7643H5015H1194 4The LORD has conquered this whole area for the community of Israel, and it is ideally suited for all our livestock.H776H3068H5221H6440H5712H3478H776H4735H5650H4735 5If we have found favor with you, please let us have this land as our property instead of giving us land across the Jordan River."H559H4672H2580H5869H776H5414H5650H272H5674H3383 6"Do you intend to stay here while your brothers go across and do all the fighting?" Moses asked the men of Gad and Reuben.H4872H559H1121H1410H1121H7205H251H935H4421H3427 7"Why do you want to discourage the rest of the people of Israel from going across to the land the LORD has given them?H5106H5106H3820H1121H3478H5674H776H3068H5414 8Your ancestors did the same thing when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to explore the land.H6213H1H7971H6947H7200H776 9After they went up to the valley of Eshcol and explored the land, they discouraged the people of Israel from entering the land the LORD was giving them.H5927H5158H812H7200H776H5106H3820H1121H3478H935H776H3068H5414 10Then the LORD was very angry with them, and he vowed,H3068H639H2734H3117H7650H559 11'Of all those I rescued from Egypt, no one who is twenty years old or older will ever see the land I swore to give to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, for they have not obeyed me wholeheartedly.H518H582H5927H4714H6242H8141H1121H4605H7200H127H7650H85H3327H3290H4390H310 12The only exceptions are Caleb son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua son of Nun, for they have wholeheartedly followed the LORD.'H3612H1121H3312H7074H3091H1121H5126H4390H310H3068 13"The LORD was angry with Israel and made them wander in the wilderness for forty years until the entire generation that sinned in the LORD's sight had died.H3068H639H2734H3478H5128H4057H705H8141H1755H6213H7451H5869H3068H8552 14But here you are, a brood of sinners, doing exactly the same thing! You are making the LORD even angrier with Israel.H6965H1H8635H2400H582H5595H2740H639H3068H3478 15If you turn away from him like this and he abandons them again in the wilderness, you will be responsible for destroying this entire nation!"H7725H310H3254H3240H4057H7843H5971 16But they approached Moses and said, "We simply want to build pens for our livestock and fortified towns for our wives and children.H5066H559H1129H1448H6629H4735H5892H2945 17Then we will arm ourselves and lead our fellow Israelites into battle until we have brought them safely to their land. Meanwhile, our families will stay in the fortified towns we build here, so they will be safe from any attacks by the local people.H587H2363H2502H6440H1121H3478H935H4725H2945H3427H4013H5892H6440H3427H776 18We will not return to our homes until all the people of Israel have received their portions of land.H7725H1004H1121H3478H5157H376H5159 19But we do not claim any of the land on the other side of the Jordan. We would rather live here on the east side and accept this as our grant of land."H5157H5676H3383H1973H5159H935H5676H3383H4217 20Then Moses said, "If you keep your word and arm yourselves for the LORD's battles,H4872H559H6213H1697H2502H6440H3068H4421 21and if your troops cross the Jordan and keep fighting until the LORD has driven out his enemies,H5674H2502H5674H3383H6440H3068H3423H341H6440 22then you may return when the LORD has conquered the land. You will have fulfilled your duty to the LORD and to the rest of the people of Israel. And the land on the east side of the Jordan will be your property from the LORD.H776H3533H6440H3068H310H7725H5355H3068H3478H776H272H6440H3068 23But if you fail to keep your word, then you will have sinned against the LORD, and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.H6213H2398H3068H3045H2403H4672 24Go ahead and build towns for your families and pens for your flocks, but do everything you have promised."H1129H5892H2945H1448H6792H6213H3318H6310 25Then the men of Gad and Reuben replied, "We, your servants, will follow your instructions exactly.H1121H1410H1121H7205H559H4872H559H5650H6213H113H6680 26Our children, wives, flocks, and cattle will stay here in the towns of Gilead.H2945H802H4735H929H5892H1568 27But all who are able to bear arms will cross over to fight for the LORD, just as you have said."H5650H5674H2502H6635H6440H3068H4421H113H1696 28So Moses gave orders to Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the leaders of the clans of Israel.H4872H6680H499H3548H3091H1121H5126H7218H1H4294H1121H3478 29He said, "The men of Gad and Reuben who are armed for battle must cross the Jordan with you to fight for the LORD. If they do, give them the land of Gilead as their property when the land is conquered.H4872H559H1121H1410H1121H7205H5674H3383H2502H4421H6440H3068H776H3533H6440H5414H776H1568H272 30But if they refuse to arm themselves and cross over with you, then they must accept land with the rest of you in the land of Canaan."H5674H2502H270H8432H776H3667 31The tribes of Gad and Reuben said again, "We are your servants, and we will do as the LORD has commanded!H1121H1410H1121H7205H6030H559H3068H1696H5650H6213 32We will cross the Jordan into Canaan fully armed to fight for the LORD, but our property will be here on this side of the Jordan."H5168H5674H2502H6440H3068H776H3667H272H5159H5676H3383 33So Moses assigned land to the tribes of Gad, Reuben, and half the tribe of Manasseh son of Joseph. He gave them the territory of King Sihon of the Amorites and the land of King Og of Bashan—the whole land with its cities and surrounding lands.H4872H5414H1121H1410H1121H7205H2677H7626H4519H1121H3130H4467H5511H4428H567H4467H5747H4428H1316H776H5892H1367H5892H776H5439 34The descendants of Gad built the towns of Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer,H1121H1410H1129H1769H5852H6177 35Atroth-shophan, Jazer, Jogbehah,H5855H3270H3011 36Beth-nimrah, and Beth-haran. These were all fortified towns with pens for their flocks.H1039H1028H4013H5892H1448H6629 37The descendants of Reuben built the towns of Heshbon, Elealeh, Kiriathaim,H1121H7205H1129H2809H500H7156 38Nebo, Baal-meon, and Sibmah. They changed the names of some of the towns they conquered and rebuilt.H5015H1186H8034H4142H7643H7121H8034H8034H5892H1129 39Then the descendants of Makir of the tribe of Manasseh went to Gilead and conquered it, and they drove out the Amorites living there.H1121H4353H1121H4519H3212H1568H3920H3423H567 40So Moses gave Gilead to the Makirites, descendants of Manasseh, and they settled there.H4872H5414H1568H4353H1121H4519H3427 41The people of Jair, another clan of the tribe of Manasseh, captured many of the towns in Gilead and changed the name of that region to the Towns of Jair.H2971H1121H4519H1980H3920H2333H7121H2334 42Meanwhile, a man named Nobah captured the town of Kenath and its surrounding villages, and he renamed that area Nobah after himself.H5025H1980H3920H7079H1323H7121H5025H8034
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