Numbers 32 ©
The Reubenites and Gadites plead for their inheritance on the east side of Jordan. Moses reproveth them. They offer conditions; he is content; and assigneth the land to them, and to half the tribe of Manasseh. They build cities, and conquer what remained.
NOW the achildren of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of cattle: and when they saw the land of bJazer, and the land of Gilead, that, behold, cthe place was a place for cattle;
The children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spake unto Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and unto the princes of the congregation, saying,
Even fthe country which the LORD smote before the congregation of Israel, is a land for cattle, and thy servants have cattle:
¶And they came near unto him, and said, We vwill build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones:
xWe will not return unto our houses, until the children of Israel have inherited every man his inheritance.
And will go all of you armed over Jordan before the LORD, until he hath driven out his enemies from before him,
eBuild you cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep; and do that which hath proceeded out of your mouth.
And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben spake unto Moses, saying, Thy servants will do as my lord commandeth.
Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our cattle, shall be there in the cities of Gilead:
But fthy servants will pass over, every man armed for war, before the LORD to battle, as my lord saith.
So concerning them Moses commanded Eleazar the priest, and gJoshua the son of Nun, and the chief fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel:
And Moses said unto them, If the children of Gad and the children of Reuben will pass with you over Jordan, every man armed to battle, before the LORD, and the land shall be subdued before you; then ye shall give them the land of Gilead for a possession:
But if they will not pass over with you armed, they shall have possessions among you in the land of Canaan.
And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered, saying, As the LORD hath said unto thy servants, so will we do.
We will pass over armed before the LORD into the land of Canaan, that the possession of our inheritance on this side Jordan may be ours.
And hMoses gave unto them, even to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and unto half the tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, ithe kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land, with the cities thereof in the *coasts, even the cities of the country round about.
And Atroth, Shophan, and 6Jaazer, and Jogbehah,
And 7Beth-nimrah, and Beth-haran, lfenced cities: and folds for sheep.
And Nobah went and took Kenath, and the villages thereof, and called it Nobah, after his own name.