The Reubenites and Gadites sue for their inheritance on that side Jordan.
Numbers 32:1 The childern of Ruben and the childern of Gad had an exceadinge greate multitude of catell. And whe they sawe the lode of Iaeser and the lode of Gilead yt it was an apte place for catell Numbers 32:2 they came and spake vnto Moses and Eleazer ye preast and vnto ye lordes of ye cogregacio sayenge. Numbers 32:3 The lode of Ataroth Dibo and Beon Numbers 32:4 whiche contre ye Lorde smote before the congregacion of Israel: is a londe for catell and we thy servauntes haue catell Numbers 32:5 wherfore (sayed they) yf we haue founde grace in thy syghte let this londe be geuen vnto thy servauntes to possesse and bringe vs not ouer Iordane.
Moses reproveth them.
Numbers 32:6 And Moses sayed vnto the childre of Gad and of Ruben: shall youre brethern goo to warre and ye tarye here? Numbers 32:7 Wherfore discorage ye the hertes of the children of Israel for to goo ouer into the londe which the Lorde hath geue them? Numbers 32:8 This dyd youre fathers whe I sent them from Cades bernea to se the londe. Numbers 32:9 And they went vp euen vnto the ryuer of Escol and sawe the londe and discoraged the hertes of the childern of Israel that they shulde not goo in to the londe whiche the Lorde had geuen them. Numbers 32:10 And the Lorde was wroth the same tyme and sware sayenge: Numbers 32:11 None of the men that came out of Egipte fro twentye yere olde and aboue shall se the londe whiche I swore vnto Abraham Isaac and Iacob because they haue not continually folowed me: Numbers 32:12 saue Caleb the sonne of Iephune the Kenesite and Iosua the sonne of Nun for they haue folowed me continually. Numbers 32:13 And the Lorde was angrie with Israel and made them wandre in the wildernesse .xl. yere vntill all the generacion that had done euell in the syghte of the Lorde were consumed. Numbers 32:14 And beholde ye are rysen vp in youre fathers stede the encrease of synfull men to augmente the ferse wrath of the Lorde to Israel warde. Numbers 32:15 For yf ye turne awaye from after him he wyll yet agayne leue the people in the wildernesse so shall ye destroy all this folke.
They offer him conditions to his content.
Numbers 32:16 And they went nere him ad sayed: we will bylde shepefoldes here for oure shepe and for oure catell and cities for oure childern: Numbers 32:17 But we oure selues will go ready armed before ye childern of Israel vntill we haue broughte them vnto their place. And oure childre shall dwell in the stronge cities because of the inhabiters of the londe. Numbers 32:18 And we will not returne vnto oure housses vntill the childern off Israel haue enhereted: euery man his enheritaunce. Numbers 32:19 For we will not enheret with them on yonder syde Iordane forwarde because oure enheritaunce is fasten to vs on this syde Iordane eastwarde.
Numbers 32:20 And Moses sayed vnto them: Yf ye will do this thinge that ye will go all harnessed before the Lorde to warre Numbers 32:21 and will go all of you in harnesse ouer Iordane before ye Lorde vntill he haue cast out his enemyes before him Numbers 32:22 and vntill the londe be subdued before ye Lorde: then ye shall returne and be without sinne agenst the Lorde and agenst Israel and this lode shalbe youre possession before the Lorde. Numbers 32:23 But and yf ye will not do so beholde ye synne agenst the Lorde: ad be sure youre synne will fynde you out. Numbers 32:24 Bilde youre cities for youre childern and foldes for youre shepe and se ye do yt ye haue spoken. Numbers 32:25 And the childern of Gad and of Ruben spake vnto Moses sayenge: thy servauntes will do as my lorde commaundeth. Numbers 32:26 Oure childre oure wiues substace and all oure catell shall remayne here in the cities of Gilead. Numbers 32:27 But we thi servauntes will goo all harnessed for the warre vnto batayle before the Lorde as my lorde hath sayed. Numbers 32:28 And Moses comauded Eleazer ye preast and Iosua ye sonne of Nun and the aunciet hedes of the tribes of the childern of Israel Numbers 32:29 and sayed vnto them: Yf the childern of Gad and Ruben will goo with you ouer Iordane all prepared to syghte before the Lorde: then when the lande is subdued vnto you geue them the londe of Gilead to possesse Numbers 32:30 but and yf they will not goo ouer with you in harnesse then they shall haue their possessions amonge you in ye londe of Canaan. Numbers 32:31 And the childern of Gad and Ruben answered sayenge: that which ye Lorde hath sayed vnto thi seruautes we will doo Numbers 32:32 We wil goo harnessed before the Lorde into the londe of Canaan and the possession of oure enheritaunce shalbe on this syde the Iordane.
Moses assigneth them the land.
Numbers 32:33 And Moses gaue vnto ye childern of Gad and of Ruben and vnto halfe the trybe of Manasse the sonne of Ioseph the kyngdome of Sibon kynge of the Amorites and the kyngdome of Og kynge of Basan the lande that longed vnto the cities thereof in the costes of the contre rounde aboute.
Numbers 32:34 And the childern of Gad bylt Dibo ataroth Aroer Numbers 32:35 Atroth Sophan Iaeser Iegabeha Numbers 32:36 Bethnimra and Betharan stronge cities and they bylt foldes for their shepe. Numbers 32:37 And the childern of Ruben bylt Hesebon Elalea Kiriathaim Numbers 32:38 Nebo Baal Meon and turned their names and Sibama also: and gaue names vnto the cities which they bylt.
They conquer it.
Numbers 32:39 And the childern of Machir the sonne of Manasse went to Gilead and toke it and put out the Amorites yt were therin. Numbers 32:40 And Moses gaue Gilead vnto Machir the sonne of Manasse and he dwelt therein. Numbers 32:41 And Iair the sonne of Manasse wet and toke ye small townes thereof and called the the townes of Iair. Numbers 32:42 And Nobah went and toke kenath with the townes longinge thereto and called it Nobah after his awne name.