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Passage Lookup: Numbers 32

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Numbers 32:1
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Now the sons of Reuben and the sons of Gad had an (a)exceedingly large number of livestock. So when they saw the land of (b)Jazer and the land of Gilead, that [a]it was indeed a place suitable for livestock,
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Numbers 32:2
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the sons of Gad and the sons of Reuben came and spoke to Moses and to Eleazar the priest and to the leaders of the congregation, saying,
Numbers 32:3
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"(c)Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo and Beon,
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Numbers 32:4
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the land (d)which the Lord [b]conquered before the congregation of Israel, is a land for livestock, and your servants have livestock."
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Numbers 32:5
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They said, "If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants as a possession; do not take us across the Jordan."
Numbers 32:6
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But Moses said to the sons of Gad and to the sons of Reuben, "Shall your brothers go to war while you yourselves sit here?
Numbers 32:7
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(e)Now why are you [c]discouraging the sons of Israel from crossing over into the land which the Lord has given them?
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Numbers 32:8
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[d]This is what your fathers did when I sent them from (f)Kadesh-barnea to see the land.
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Numbers 32:9
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For when they went up to (g)the [e]valley of Eshcol and saw the land, they [f]discouraged the sons of Israel so that they did not go into the land which the Lord had given them.
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Numbers 32:10
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So (h)the Lord's anger burned in that day, and He swore, saying,
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Numbers 32:11
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(i)None of the men who came up from Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob; for they did not follow Me fully,
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Numbers 32:12
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except Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua the son of Nun, (j)for they have followed the Lord fully.'
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Numbers 32:13
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(k)So the Lord's anger burned against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until the entire generation of those who had done evil in the sight of the Lord was destroyed.
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Numbers 32:14
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Now behold, you have risen up in your fathers' place, a brood of sinful men, to add still more to the burning (l)anger of the Lord against Israel.
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Numbers 32:15
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For if you (m)turn away from following Him, He will once more abandon them in the wilderness, and you will destroy all these people."
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Numbers 32:16
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Then they came near to him and said, "We will build here sheepfolds for our livestock and cities for our little ones;
Numbers 32:17
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(n)but we ourselves will be armed ready to go before the sons of Israel, until we have brought them to their place, while our little ones live in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land.
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Numbers 32:18
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(o)We will not return to our homes until every one of the sons of Israel has possessed his inheritance.
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Numbers 32:19
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For we will not have an inheritance with them on the other side of the Jordan and beyond, because our inheritance has fallen to us (p)on this side of the Jordan toward the east."
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Numbers 32:20
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(q)So Moses said to them, "If you will do [g]this, if you will arm yourselves before the Lord for the war,
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Numbers 32:21
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and all of you armed men cross over the Jordan before the Lord until He has driven His enemies out from before Him,
Numbers 32:22
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(r)and the land is subdued before the Lord , then afterward you shall return and be free of obligation toward the Lord and toward Israel, and this land shall be yours for a possession before the Lord .
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Numbers 32:23
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But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the Lord , and be sure (s)your sin will find you out.
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Numbers 32:24
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Build yourselves cities for your little ones, and sheepfolds for your sheep, and (t)do [h]what you have promised."
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Numbers 32:25
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The sons of Gad and the sons of Reuben spoke to Moses, saying, "Your servants will do just as my lord commands.
Numbers 32:26
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(u)Our little ones, our wives, our livestock and all our cattle shall [i]remain there in the cities of Gilead;
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Numbers 32:27
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while your servants, everyone who is armed for war, will (v)cross over in the presence of the Lord to battle, just as my lord says."
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Numbers 32:28
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So Moses gave command concerning them to Eleazar the priest, and to Joshua the son of Nun, and to the heads of the fathers' households of the tribes of the sons of Israel.
Numbers 32:29
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Moses said to them, "If the sons of Gad and the sons of Reuben, everyone who is armed for battle, will cross with you over the Jordan in the presence of the Lord , and the land is subdued before you, then you shall give them the land of Gilead for a possession;
Numbers 32:30
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but if they will not cross over with you armed, they shall have possessions among you in the land of Canaan."
Numbers 32:31
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The sons of Gad and the sons of Reuben answered, saying, "As the Lord has said to your servants, so we will do.
Numbers 32:32
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We ourselves will cross over armed in the presence of the Lord into the land of Canaan, and the possession of our inheritance shall remain with us across the Jordan."
Numbers 32:33
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(w)So Moses gave to them, to the sons of Gad and to the sons of Reuben and to the half-tribe of Joseph's son Manasseh, the kingdom of Sihon, king of the Amorites and the kingdom of Og, the king of Bashan, the land with its cities with their [j]territories, the cities of the surrounding land.
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Numbers 32:34
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The sons of Gad built Dibon and Ataroth and (x)Aroer,
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Numbers 32:35
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and Atroth-shophan and Jazer and Jogbehah,
Numbers 32:36
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and (y)Beth-nimrah and Beth-haran as fortified cities, and sheepfolds for sheep.
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Numbers 32:37
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The sons of Reuben built Heshbon and Elealeh and Kiriathaim,
Numbers 32:38
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and (z)Nebo and Baal-meon—their names being changed—and Sibmah, and they gave other names to the cities which they built.
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Numbers 32:39
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The sons of (aa)Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead and took it, and dispossessed the Amorites who were in it.
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Numbers 32:40
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So Moses gave (ab)Gilead to Machir the son of Manasseh, and he lived in it.
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Numbers 32:41
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Jair the son of Manasseh went and took its [k]towns, and called them [l](ac)Havvoth-jair.
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Numbers 32:42
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Nobah went and took Kenath and its villages, and called it Nobah after (ad)his own name.
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