Numbers 32:20
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New International Version
Then Moses said to them, "If you will do this--if you will arm yourselves before the LORD for battle

King James Bible
And Moses said unto them, If ye will do this thing, if ye will go armed before the LORD to war,

Darby Bible Translation
And Moses said to them, If ye do this thing, if ye arm yourselves before Jehovah for war,

World English Bible
Moses said to them, "If you will do this thing, if you will arm yourselves to go before Yahweh to the war,

Young's Literal Translation
And Moses saith unto them, 'If ye do this thing: if ye are armed before Jehovah for battle,

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

Because of the inhabitants of the land - These were the Ammonites, Moabites, Idumeans, and the remains of the Midianites and Amorites. But could the women and children even keep the defenced cities, when placed in them? This certainly cannot be supposed possible. Many of the men of war must of course stay behind. In the last census, Numbers 26, the tribe of Reuben consisted of 43,730 men; the tribe of Gad, 40,500; the tribe of Manasseh, 52,700; the half of which is 26,350. Add this to the sum of the other two tribes, and the amount is 110,580. Now from Joshua 4:13 we learn that of the tribes of Reuben and Gad, and the half of the tribe of Manasseh, only 40,000 armed men passed over Jordan to assist their brethren in the reduction of the land: consequently the number of 70,580 men were left behind for the defense of the women, the children, and the flocks. This was more than sufficient to defend them against a people already panic struck by their late discomfitures and reverses.

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Deuteronomy 3:18-20 And I commanded you at that time, saying, The LORD your God has given you this land to possess it...

Joshua 1:13-15 Remember the word which Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, saying, The LORD your God has given you rest...

Joshua 4:12,13 And the children of Reuben, and the children of Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh, passed over armed before the children of Israel...

Joshua 22:2-4 And said to them, You have kept all that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you...

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Like the last part of Exodus, and the whole of Leviticus, the first part of Numbers, i.-x. 28--so called,[1] rather inappropriately, from the census in i., iii., (iv.), xxvi.--is unmistakably priestly in its interests and language. Beginning with a census of the men of war (i.) and the order of the camp (ii.), it devotes specific attention to the Levites, their numbers and duties (iii., iv.). Then follow laws for the exclusion of the unclean, v. 1-4, for determining the manner and amount of restitution
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament

Cross References
Numbers 32:21
and if all of you who are armed cross over the Jordan before the LORD until he has driven his enemies out before him--

Deuteronomy 3:18
I commanded you at that time: "The LORD your God has given you this land to take possession of it. But all your able-bodied men, armed for battle, must cross over ahead of the other Israelites.

Joshua 1:12
But to the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, Joshua said,

Joshua 22:1
Then Joshua summoned the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh

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