Numbers 32:6
New International Version
Moses said to the Gadites and Reubenites, “Should your fellow Israelites go to war while you sit here?

New Living Translation
“Do you intend to stay here while your brothers go across and do all the fighting?” Moses asked the men of Gad and Reuben.

English Standard Version
But Moses said to the people of Gad and to the people of Reuben, “Shall your brothers go to the war while you sit here?

Berean Study Bible
But Moses asked the Gadites and Reubenites, “Shall your brothers go to war while you sit here?

King James Bible
And Moses said unto the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye sit here?

New King James Version
And Moses said to the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben: “Shall your brethren go to war while you sit here?

New American Standard Bible
But Moses said to the sons of Gad and the sons of Reuben, “Should your brothers go to war while you remain here?

NASB 1995
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?

NASB 1977
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?

Amplified Bible
But Moses said to the sons of Gad and the sons of Reuben, “Shall your brothers go to war while you sit here?

Christian Standard Bible
But Moses asked the Gadites and Reubenites, “Should your brothers go to war while you stay here?

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But Moses asked the Gadites and Reubenites, “Should your brothers go to war while you stay here?

American Standard Version
And Moses said unto the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brethren go to the war, and shall ye sit here?

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Moshe said to the children of Rubil and to the children of Gad, “Your brethren are going out for battle and you are dwelling here?

Brenton Septuagint Translation
And Moses said to the sons of Gad and the sons of Ruben, Shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye sit here?

Contemporary English Version
Moses answered: You mean you'd stay here while the rest of the Israelites go into battle?

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Moses answered them: What, shall your brethren go to fight, and will you sit here?

English Revised Version
And Moses said unto the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brethren go to the war, and shall ye sit here?

Good News Translation
Moses replied, "Do you want to stay here while the other Israelites go to war?

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Moses asked the tribes of Gad and Reuben, "Are you going to stay here while the rest of the Israelites go to war?

International Standard Version
"Will your relatives have to go to war while you remain here?" Moses asked the descendants of Gad and descendants of Reuben in response.

JPS Tanakh 1917
And Moses said unto the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben: 'Shall your brethren go to the war, and shall ye sit here?

Literal Standard Version
And Moses says to the sons of Gad and to the sons of Reuben, “Do your brothers go to the battle, and you—do you sit here?

NET Bible
Moses said to the Gadites and the Reubenites, "Must your brothers go to war while you remain here?

New Heart English Bible
Moses said to the people of Gad, and to the people of Reuben, "Shall your brothers go to the war, and shall you sit here?

World English Bible
Moses said to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, "Shall your brothers go to the war, and shall you sit here?

Young's Literal Translation
And Moses saith to the sons of Gad and to the sons of Reuben, 'Do your brethren go in to the battle, and ye -- do ye sit here?

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Tribes East of the Jordan
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? 7Why are you discouraging the Israelites from crossing into the land that the LORD has given them?…

Cross References
Numbers 32:5
"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."

Numbers 32:7
Why are you discouraging the Israelites from crossing into the land that the LORD has given them?


Treasury of Scripture

And Moses said to the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brothers go to war, and shall you sit here?

shall ye sit here

2 Samuel 11:11
And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife? as thou livest, and as thy soul liveth, I will not do this thing.

1 Corinthians 13:5
Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil;

Philippians 2:4
Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others.









Verse 6. - Shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye sit here. Moses had good cause to feel great anxiety about the entry into Canaan proper. Once already the faith and courage of the people had failed them on the very threshold of the promised land, and a slight discouragement might bring about a similar calamity. Hence he spoke with a degree of sharpness which does not appear to have been deserved.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Hebrew
But Moses
מֹשֶׁ֔ה (mō·šeh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's 4872: Moses -- a great Israelite leader, prophet and lawgiver

asked
וַיֹּ֣אמֶר (way·yō·mer)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Consecutive imperfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's 559: To utter, say

the Gadites
לִבְנֵי־ (liḇ·nê-)
Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

and Reubenites,
וְלִבְנֵ֣י (wə·liḇ·nê)
Conjunctive waw, Preposition-l | Noun - masculine plural construct
Strong's 1121: A son

“Shall your brothers
הַאַֽחֵיכֶ֗ם (ha·’a·ḥê·ḵem)
Article | Noun - masculine plural construct | second person masculine plural
Strong's 251: A brother, )

go
יָבֹ֙אוּ֙ (yā·ḇō·’ū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine plural
Strong's 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to war
לַמִּלְחָמָ֔ה (lam·mil·ḥā·māh)
Preposition-l, Article | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's 4421: A battle, war

while you
וְאַתֶּ֖ם (wə·’at·tem)
Conjunctive waw | Pronoun - second person masculine plural
Strong's 859: Thou and thee, ye and you

sit
תֵּ֥שְׁבוּ (tê·šə·ḇū)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person masculine plural
Strong's 3427: To sit down, to dwell, to remain, to settle, to marry

here?
פֹֽה׃ (p̄ōh)
Adverb
Strong's 6311: This place, here


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