Numbers 32:25
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English Standard Version
And the people of Gad and the people of Reuben said to Moses, “Your servants will do as my lord commands.

King James Bible
And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben spake unto Moses, saying, Thy servants will do as my lord commandeth.

American Standard Version
And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben spake unto Moses, saying, Thy servants will do as my lord commandeth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the children of Gad and Ruben said to Moses: We are thy servants, we will do what my lord commandeth.

English Revised Version
And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben spake unto Moses, saying, Thy servants will do as my lord commandeth.

Webster's Bible Translation
And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben spoke to Moses, saying, Thy servants will do as my lord commandeth.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The persons thus reproved came near to Moses, and replied, "We will build sheep-folds here for our flocks, and towns for our children; but we will equip ourselves hastily (חשׁים, part. pass. hasting) before the children of Israel, till we bring them to their place" (i.e., to Canaan). צאן גּדרת, folds or pens for flocks, that were built of stones piled up one upon another (1 Samuel 24:4).

(Note: According to Wetstein (Reiseber. p. 29), it is a regular custom with the nomads in Leja, to surround every place, where they pitch their tents, with a Sira, i.e., with an enclosure of stones about the height of a man, that the flocks may not be scattered in the night, and that they may know at once, from the noise made by the falling of the smaller stones which are laid at the top, if a wolf attempts to enter the enclosure during the night.)

By the building of towns, we are to understand the rebuilding and fortification of them. טף, the children, including the women, and such other defenceless members of the family as were in need of protection (see at Exodus 12:37). When their families were secured in fortified towns against the inhabitants of the land, the men who could bear arms would not return to their houses till the children of Israel, i.e., the rest of the tribes, had all received their inheritance: for they did not wish for an inheritance on the other side of Jordan and farther on, if (כּי) their inheritance was assigned them on this side Jordan towards the east. The application of the expression היּרדּן מעבר to the land on the east of the Jordan, as well as to that on the west, points to a time when the Israelites had not yet obtained a firm footing in Canaan. At that time the land to the west of the river could very naturally be spoken of as "beyond the Jordan," from the subjective stand-point of the historian, who was then on the east of the river; whereas, according to the objective and geographical usage, the land "beyond Jordan" signifies the country to the east of the river. But in order to prevent misunderstanding, in this particular instance the expression היּרדּן עבר is defined more precisely as מזרחה, "towards the east," when it is intended to apply to the land on the east of the Jordan.

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Numbers 32:24
Build cities for your little ones and folds for your sheep, and do what you have promised."

Numbers 32:26
Our little ones, our wives, our livestock, and all our cattle shall remain there in the cities of Gilead,

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