16 And they came near to him and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our livestock and cities for our little ones;
17 But we ourselves will be armed and ready to go before the children of Israel until we have brought them to their place, while our little ones dwell in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land.
18 We will not return to our houses until each one of the children of Israel has inherited his inheritance.
19 For we will not inherit with them on the other side of the Jordan and further on, because our inheritance has come to us on this side of the Jordan eastward.
20 And Moses said to them, If you will do this thing, if you will arm yourselves before Jehovah for war,
21 And all of your armed men will cross over the Jordan before Jehovah until He has driven out His enemies from before Him,
22 And the land is subdued before Jehovah, then afterward you shall return and be free of obligation toward Jehovah and toward Israel; and this land shall be yours for a possession before Jehovah.
23 But if you will not do so, then you have sinned against Jehovah; and know that your sin will find you out.
24 Build for yourselves cities for your little ones and folds for your sheep, and do what has proceeded out of your mouth.
25 And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben spoke to Moses, saying, Your servants will do as my lord commands.
26 Our little ones, our wives, our livestock, and all our cattle will be there in the cities of Gilead;
27 But your servants will cross over, everyone who is armed for war before Jehovah to battle, as my lord says.
28 So Moses gave command concerning them to Eleazar the priest and to Joshua the son of Nun and to the heads of the fathers’ houses of the tribes of the children of Israel.
29 And Moses said to them, If the children of Gad and the children of Reuben cross over the Jordan with you, everyone who is armed to battle before Jehovah, and the land is subdued before you, then you shall give them the land of Gilead as a possession.
30 But if they do not cross over armed with you, they shall have possessions among you in the land of Canaan.
31 And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered, saying, As Jehovah has said to your servants, so will we do.
32 We will cross over armed before Jehovah into the land of Canaan, and the possession of our inheritance will remain with us beyond the Jordan.
33 And Moses gave to them, to the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben and to the half-tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon the king of the Amorites and the kingdom of Og the king of Bashan, the land according to its cities with their territories, the cities of the surrounding land.
34 And the children of Gad built Dibon and Ataroth and Aroer
35 And Atroth-shophan and Jazer and Jogbehah
36 And Beth-nimrah and Beth-haran as fortified cities, and folds for sheep.
37 And the children of Reuben built Heshbon and Elealeh and Kiriathaim
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