Numbers 32:5
New International Version
If we have found favor in your eyes," they said, "let this land be given to your servants as our possession. Do not make us cross the Jordan."

New Living Translation
If we have found favor with you, please let us have this land as our property instead of giving us land across the Jordan River.”

English Standard Version
And they said, “If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants for a possession. Do not take us across the Jordan.”

Berean Study Bible
“If we have found favor in your sight,” they said, “let this land be given to your servants as a possession. Do not make us cross the Jordan.”

New American Standard Bible
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."

New King James Version
Therefore 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 over the Jordan.”

King James Bible
Wherefore, said they, if we have found grace in thy sight, let this land be given unto thy servants for a possession, and bring us not over Jordan.

Christian Standard Bible
They said, "If we have found favor with you, let this land be given to your servants as a possession. Don't make us cross the Jordan."

Contemporary English Version
would you let us stay here east of the Jordan River and have this land as our own?"

Good News Translation
Please give us this land as our property, and do not make us cross the Jordan River and settle there."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
They said, "If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants as a possession. Don't make us cross the Jordan."

International Standard Version
If we've found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants as our possession instead of us crossing the Jordan River."

NET Bible
So they said, "If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants for our inheritance. Do not have us cross the Jordan River."

New Heart English Bible
They said, "If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants for a possession; do not bring us over the Jordan."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Please give us this land as our property. Don't make us cross the Jordan River."

JPS Tanakh 1917
And they said: 'If we have found favour in thy sight, let this land be given unto thy servants for a possession; bring us not over the Jordan.'

New American Standard 1977
And 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.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Therefore, they said, if we have found grace in thy sight, let this land be given unto thy slaves for a possession and do not make us pass the Jordan.

King James 2000 Bible
Therefore, said they, if we have found grace in your sight, let this land be given unto your servants for a possession, and bring us not over Jordan.

American King James Version
Why, said they, if we have found grace in your sight, let this land be given to your servants for a possession, and bring us not over Jordan.

American Standard Version
And they said, If we have found favor in thy sight, let this land be given unto thy servants for a possession; bring us not over the Jordan.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And they said, If we have found grace in thy sight, let this land be given to thy servants for a possession, and do not cause us to pass over Jordan.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And we pray thee, if we have found favour in thy sight, that thou give it to us thy servants in possession, and make us not pass over the Jordan.

Darby Bible Translation
and they said, If we have found favour in thine eyes, let this land be given to thy servants for a possession: bring us not over the Jordan.

English Revised Version
And they said, If we have found grace in thy sight, let this land be given unto thy servants for a possession; bring us not over Jordan.

Webster's Bible Translation
Wherefore, said they, if we have found grace in thy sight, let this land be given to thy servants for a possession, and bring us not over Jordan.

World English Bible
They said, "If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants for a possession; don't bring us over the Jordan."

Young's Literal Translation
And they say, 'If we have found grace in thine eyes, let this land be given to thy servants for a possession; cause us not to pass over the Jordan.'
Study Bible
The Tribes East of the Jordan
4which the LORD conquered before the congregation of Israel, are suitable for livestock—and your servants have livestock.” 5“If we have found favor in your sight,” they said, “let this land be given to your servants as a possession. Do not make us cross the Jordan.” 6But Moses asked the Gadites and Reubenites, “Shall your brothers go to war while you sit here?…
Cross References
Numbers 32:4
which the LORD conquered before the congregation of Israel, are suitable for livestock--and your servants have livestock."

Numbers 32:6
But Moses asked the Gadites and Reubenites, "Shall your brothers go to war while you sit here?

Treasury of Scripture

Why, said they, if we have found grace in your sight, let this land be given to your servants for a possession, and bring us not over Jordan.

if we have

Genesis 19:19
Behold now, thy servant hath found grace in thy sight, and thou hast magnified thy mercy, which thou hast shewed unto me in saving my life; and I cannot escape to the mountain, lest some evil take me, and I die:

Ruth 2:10
Then she fell on her face, and bowed herself to the ground, and said unto him, Why have I found grace in thine eyes, that thou shouldest take knowledge of me, seeing I am a stranger?

1 Samuel 20:3
And David sware moreover, and said, Thy father certainly knoweth that I have found grace in thine eyes; and he saith, Let not Jonathan know this, lest he be grieved: but truly as the LORD liveth, and as thy soul liveth, there is but a step between me and death.

bring us

Deuteronomy 1:37
Also the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, saying, Thou also shalt not go in thither.

Deuteronomy 3:25,26
I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon…

Joshua 7:7
And Joshua said, Alas, O Lord GOD, wherefore hast thou at all brought this people over Jordan, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us? would to God we had been content, and dwelt on the other side Jordan!







Lexicon
“If
אִם־ (’im-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 518: Lo!, whether?, if, although, Oh that!, when, not

we have found
מָצָ֤אנוּ (mā·ṣā·nū)
Verb - Qal - Perfect - first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 4672: To come forth to, appear, exist, to attain, find, acquire, to occur, meet, be present

favor
חֵן֙ (ḥên)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2580: Graciousness, subjective, objective

in your sight,”
בְּעֵינֶ֔יךָ (bə·‘ê·ne·ḵā)
Preposition-b | Noun - cdc | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5869: An eye, a fountain

they said,
וַיֹּאמְר֗וּ (way·yō·mə·rū)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's Hebrew 559: To utter, say

“let this
הַזֹּ֛את (haz·zōṯ)
Article | Pronoun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2063: Hereby in it, likewise, the one other, same, she, so much, such deed, that,

land
הָאָ֧רֶץ (hā·’ā·reṣ)
Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 776: Earth, land

be given
יֻתַּ֞ן (yut·tan)
Verb - QalPass - Imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5414: To give, put, set

to your servants
לַעֲבָדֶ֖יךָ (la·‘ă·ḇā·ḏe·ḵā)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5650: Slave, servant

as a possession.
לַאֲחֻזָּ֑ה (la·’ă·ḥuz·zāh)
Preposition-l | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 272: Something seized, a possession

Do not
אַל־ (’al-)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 408: Not

make us cross
תַּעֲבִרֵ֖נוּ (ta·‘ă·ḇi·rê·nū)
Verb - Hifil - Imperfect - second person masculine singular | first person common plural
Strong's Hebrew 5674: To pass over, through, or by, pass on

the Jordan.”
הַיַּרְדֵּֽן׃ (hay·yar·dên)
Article | Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3383: Jordan -- the principal river of Palestine
(5) Bring us not over Jordan.--These words may be understood either simply as a request that the inheritance of the speakers might be assigned to them on the eastern side of the Jordan, or, as they appear to have been understood by Moses, and as they were in all probability designed to be understood, as a request that the conquest of the western side of the Jordan might be left to the other tribes, and that the Reubenites and Gadites might be permitted at once to establish themselves in the land which had been already subjugated. It is possible that the speakers, judging from the ease and rapidity with which the eastern side of the Jordan had been conquered, might have thought that their brethren were well able to subdue the western side without their aid. Be this as it may, their language indicated a selfish consideration of their own interests, and it was calculated to discourage and dishearten their brethren, and consequently it was strongly reproved by Moses. It is deserving of notice that the tribes of Reuben and Gad and the half tribe of Manasseh were amongst the first who were taken into captivity by the King of Assyria (1Chronicles 5:26).

Verse 5. - Bring us not over Jordan. The two tribes have been charged on the strength of these words with "shameless selfishness," but there is nothing to justify such an accusation. If they thought at all of the effect of their request upon their brethren, it is quite likely that they intended to do them a kindness by leaving them more room on the other side Jordan; and indeed Canaan proper was all too strait for such a population. Whether they were wise in wishing to stay in the wider and more attractive lands which they had seen is another matter. They knew that the God of Israel had designed to plant his people between Jordan and the sea, and they certainly risked a partial severance from his promises and his protection by remaining where they did. The subsequent history of the trans-Jordanic tribes is a melancholy commentary on the real unwisdom of their choice. Yet it would have been difficult for them to know that they were wrong, except by an instinct of faith which no Israelites perhaps at that time possessed. 32:1-5 Here is a proposal made by the Reubenites and Gadites, that the land lately conquered might be allotted to them. Two things common in the world might lead these tribes to make this choice; the lust of the eye, and the pride of life. There was much amiss in the principle they went upon; they consulted their own private convenience more than the public good. Thus to the present time, many seek their own things more than the things of Jesus Christ; and are led by worldly interests and advantages to take up short of the heavenly Canaan.
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