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32:1 (RY:iii, LY:vi)
Now benai Reuven and benai Gad had a very great multitude of mikneh (livestock): and when they saw the land of Yazer, and the land of Gil'ad, that, hinnei, the makom (place) [was] a makom for mikneh (livestock);
32:2 Benai Gad and benai Reuven came and spoke to Mosheh, and to Eleazar Kohen, and to the princes of the congregation, saying,
32:3 Ataroth, and Divon, and Yazer, and Nimrah, and Heshvon, and Elealeh, and Shevam, and Nevo, and Beon,
32:4 [Even] the country which YEHOVAH (יהוה) smote before the congregation of Yisrael, [is] a land of for mikneh (livestock), and thy avadim have mikneh (livestock):
32:5 Wherefore, said they, if we have found grace in thy sight, let this land of be given to thy avadim for a possession, [and] bring us not over Yarden.
32:6 And Mosheh said to benai Gad and to benai Reuven, Shall your brethren go to war, and shall you sit here?
32:7 And wherefore discourage you the heart of benai Yisrael from going over into the land of which YEHOVAH (יהוה) has given them?
32:8 Thus did your avot, when I sent them from Kadesh-Barnea to see the land of.
32:9 For when they went up to the valley of Eshkol, and saw the land of, they discouraged the heart of benai Yisrael, that they should not go into the land of which YEHOVAH (יהוה) had given them.
32:10 And YEHOVAH (יהוה)'s anger was kindled the same time, and he sware, saying,
32:11 Surely none of the men that came up out of Mitzrayim, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land of which I sware to Avraham, to Yitzchak, and to Yaakov; because they have not wholly followed me:
32:12 Save Kalev Ben Yefunneh the Kenezite, and Yehoshua Ben Nun: for they have wholly followed YEHOVAH (יהוה).
32:13 And YEHOVAH (יהוה)'s anger was kindled against Yisrael, and he made them wander in the midbar arba'im shanah (40 yrs), until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of YEHOVAH (יהוה), was consumed.
32:14 And, hinnei, you are risen up in your avot' stead, an increase of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of YEHOVAH (יהוה) toward Yisrael.
32:15 For if you turn away from after him, he will yet again leave them in the wilderness; and you shall destroy all this people.
32:16 And they came near to him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our mikneh (livestock), and cities for our little ones:
32:17 But we ourselves will go ready armed before benai Yisrael, until we have brought them to their place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fenced cities because of the inhabitants of the land of.
32:18 We will not return to our house, until benai Yisrael have inherited every man his inheritance.
32:19 For we will not inherit with them on yonder side Yarden, or forward; because our inheritance is fallen to us on this side Yarden eastward.
32:20 (RY:iv, LY:vii)
And Mosheh said to them, If you will do this thing, if you will go armed before YEHOVAH (יהוה) to war,
32:21 And will go all of you armed over Yarden before YEHOVAH (יהוה), until he has driven out his oyevim (enemies) from before him,
32:22 And the land of be subdued before YEHOVAH (יהוה): then afterward you shall return, and be guiltless before YEHOVAH (יהוה), and before Yisrael; and this land of shall be your possession before YEHOVAH (יהוה).
32:23 But if you will not do so, hinnei, you have sinned against YEHOVAH (יהוה): and be sure your sin will find you out.
32:24 Build you cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep; and do that which has proceeded out of your mouth.
32:25 And benai Gad and benai Reuven spoke to Mosheh, saying, Thy avadim will do as my master commands.
32:26 Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our mikneh (livestock), shall be there in the cities of Gil'ad:
32:27 But thy avadim will pass over, every man armed for war, before YEHOVAH (יהוה) to battle, as my master saith.
32:28 So concerning them Mosheh commanded Eleazar Kohen, and Yeshoshua Ben Nun, and the Rashei Avot HaMattot shevet benai Yisrael:
32:29 And Mosheh said to them, If benai Gad and benai Reuven will pass with you over Yarden, every man armed to battle, before YEHOVAH (יהוה), and the land of shall be subdued before you; then you shall give them the land of Gil'ad for a possession:
32:30 But if they will not pass over with you armed, they shall have possessions among you in the land of Kenaan.
32:31 And benai Gad and benai Reuven answered, saying, As YEHOVAH (יהוה) has said to thy avadim, so will we do.
32:32 We will pass over armed before YEHOVAH (יהוה) into the land of Kenaan, that the possession of our inheritance on this side Yarden [may be] ours.
32:33 And Mosheh gave to them, [even] to benai Gad, and to benai Reuven, and to half the shevet Menasheh Ben Yosef, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Emorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land of, with the cities thereof in the coasts, [even] the cities of the country round about.
32:34 And benai Gad built Divon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,
32:35 And Atroth, Shofan, and Yaazer, and Yogbehah,
32:36 And Beit nimrah, and Beit Haran, fenced cities: and folds for sheep.
32:37 And benai Reuven built Heshvon, and Elealeh, and Kiryat aim,
32:38 And Nevo, and Ba'al Meon, (their names being changed,) and Shibmah: and gave other names to the cities which they builded.
And benai Machir Ben Menasheh went to Gil'ad, and took it, and dispossessed the Emorite which [was] in it.
32:40 And Mosheh gave Gil'ad to Machir Ben Menasheh; and he dwelt therein.
32:41 And Yair Ben Menasheh went and took the small towns thereof, and called them HavothYair.
32:42 And Novah went and took Kenat, and the villages thereof, and called it Novah, after his own name.
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