Joshua 13:15
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New International Version
This is what Moses had given to the tribe of Reuben, according to its clans:

New Living Translation
Moses had assigned the following area to the clans of the tribe of Reuben.

English Standard Version
And Moses gave an inheritance to the tribe of the people of Reuben according to their clans.

New American Standard Bible
So Moses gave an inheritance to the tribe of the sons of Reuben according to their families.

King James Bible
And Moses gave unto the tribe of the children of Reuben inheritance according to their families.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
To the tribe of the Reubenites by their clans, Moses gave

International Standard Version
Moses allocated territory to the tribe of the descendants of Reuben according to their tribes.

NET Bible
Moses assigned land to the tribe of Reuben by its clans.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Moses gave some land as an inheritance to the tribe of Reuben for their families.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Moses gave unto the tribe of the sons of Reuben according to their families,

King James 2000 Bible
And Moses gave unto the tribe of the children of Reuben inheritance according to their families.

American King James Version
And Moses gave to the tribe of the children of Reuben inheritance according to their families.

American Standard Version
And Moses gave unto the tribe of the children of Reuben according to their families.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Moses gave a possession to the children of Ruben according to their kindreds.

Darby Bible Translation
And Moses gave [a portion] to the tribe of the children of Reuben according to their families.

English Revised Version
And Moses gave unto the tribe of the children of Reuben according to their families.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Moses gave to the tribe of the children of Reuben inheritance according to their families.

World English Bible
Moses gave to the tribe of the children of Reuben according to their families.

Young's Literal Translation
And Moses giveth to the tribe of the sons of Reuben, for their families;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

13:7-33 The land must be divided among the tribes. It is the will of God that every man should know his own, and not take that which is another's. The world must be governed, not by force, but right. Wherever our habitation is placed, and in whatever honest way our portion is assigned, we should consider them as allotted of God; we should be thankful for, and use them as such, while every prudent method should be used to prevent disputes about property, both at present and in future. Joshua must be herein a type of Christ, who has not only conquered the gates of hell for us, but has opened to us the gates of heaven, and having purchased the eternal inheritance for all believers, will put them in possession of it. Here is a general description of the country given to the two tribes and a half, by Moses. Israel must know their own, and keep to it; and may not, under pretence of their being God's peculiar people, encroach on their neighbours. Twice in this chapter it is noticed, that to the tribe of Levi Moses gave no inheritance: see Nu 18:20. Their maintenance must be brought out of all the tribes. The ministers of the Lord should show themselves indifferent about worldly interests, and the people should take care they want nothing suitable. And happy are those who have the Lord God of Israel for their inheritance, though little of this world falls to their lot. His providences will supply their wants, his consolations will support their souls, till they gain heavenly joy and everlasting pleasures.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 15. - Reuben. This passage is an expansion of Numbers 32:33-42. We learn from it that the Israelites actually took possession of this land. But in the reigns of the wicked kings Omri and Ahab the power of Israel declined, and after the battle of Ramoth-Gilead, and the defeat and death of Ahab, the Moabites succeeded in shaking off the Israelitish yoke, and in wresting from Israel moreover a considerable portion of the territory of Sihon. In the next reign an attempt was made to regain possession of the lost territory. We learn from the Moabite stone that the important towns here mentioned, Medeba, Dibon, Baalmeon, Kiriathaim (or Kirjathalm, as it is here called), Ataroth, Nebo, Aroer, had fallen into the hands of Mesha at the rebellion, and that he had erected a citadel at Dibon, which had become his capital. Hence the endeavour to invade Moab from the south, recorded in 1 Kings 3, which, however, though successful as a military promenade, was attended with no permanent results. For Isaiah (ch. 15.)and Jeremiah (ch. 48.) mention most of these places, as well as Elealeh and Heshbon, the former capital of Sihon, as being strongholds of the Moabite power. Jahaz, too, the place where Sihon gave battle of the Israelites, is numbered by Mesha, as well as at a later date by Isaiah and Jeremiah, among the possessions of Moab; while Horonaim, mentioned among the Moabite cities by the two prophets, is incidentally noticed by Mesha as having been captured from the Edomites. In this early extinction of the tribe of Reuben we may see the fulfilment of Jacob's prophecy (Genesis 49.). The plain by Medeba. See ver. 10; so again in the next verse.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And Moses gave unto the tribe of the children of Reuben inheritance according to their families. According to the number of them, and sufficient for them.



Joshua 13:15 Additional Commentaries
Context
Inheritance East of Jordan
14Only to the tribe of Levi he did not give an inheritance; the offerings by fire to the LORD, the God of Israel, are their inheritance, as He spoke to him. 15So Moses gave an inheritance to the tribe of the sons of Reuben according to their families. 16Their territory was from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of the Arnon, with the city which is in the middle of the valley and all the plain by Medeba;…
Cross References
Joshua 13:14
But to the tribe of Levi he gave no inheritance, since the food offerings presented to the LORD, the God of Israel, are their inheritance, as he promised them.

Joshua 13:16
The territory from Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Gorge, and from the town in the middle of the gorge, and the whole plateau past Medeba

Ezekiel 48:6
"Reuben will have one portion; it will border the territory of Ephraim from east to west.
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