Numbers 32:1-42, NLT
The Tribes East of the Jordan
1The tribes of Reuben and Gad owned vast numbers of livestock. So when they saw that the lands of Jazer and Gilead were ideally suited for their flocks and herds,
6“Do you intend to stay here while your brothers go across and do all the fighting?” Moses asked the men of Gad and Reuben.
13“The Lord was angry with Israel and made them wander in the wilderness for forty years until the entire generation that sinned in the Lord’s sight had died.
16But they approached Moses and said, “We simply want to build pens for our livestock and fortified towns for our wives and children.
20Then Moses said, “If you keep your word and arm yourselves for the Lord’s battles,
25Then the men of Gad and Reuben replied, “We, your servants, will follow your instructions exactly.
28So Moses gave orders to Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun, and the leaders of the clans of Israel.
31The tribes of Gad and Reuben said again, “We are your servants, and we will do as the Lord has commanded!
33So Moses assigned land to the tribes of Gad, Reuben, and half the tribe of Manasseh son of Joseph. He gave them the territory of King Sihon of the Amorites and the land of King Og of Bashan—the whole land with its cities and surrounding lands.
34The descendants of Gad built the towns of Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer,
37The descendants of Reuben built the towns of Heshbon, Elealeh, Kiriathaim,
39Then the descendants of Makir of the tribe of Manasseh went to Gilead and conquered it, and they drove out the Amorites living there.