Numbers 32:34
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New International Version
The Gadites built up Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer,

New Living Translation
The descendants of Gad built the towns of Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer,

English Standard Version
And the people of Gad built Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer,

New American Standard Bible
The sons of Gad built Dibon and Ataroth and Aroer,

King James Bible
And the children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The Gadites rebuilt Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer,

International Standard Version
The descendants of Gad rebuilt Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer,

NET Bible
The Gadites rebuilt Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer,

New Heart English Bible
The children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The tribe of Gad rebuilt the cities of Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer,

JPS Tanakh 1917
And the children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer;

New American Standard 1977
And the sons of Gad built Dibon and Ataroth and Aroer,

Jubilee Bible 2000
And the sons of Gad built Dibon and Ataroth and Aroer

King James 2000 Bible
And the children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,

American King James Version
And the children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,

American Standard Version
And the children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the sons of Cad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,

Darby Bible Translation
And the children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,

English Revised Version
And the children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer;

Webster's Bible Translation
And the children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,

World English Bible
The children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,

Young's Literal Translation
And the sons of Gad build Dihon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,
Study Bible
Reuben and Gad Settle in Gilead
33So Moses gave to them, to the sons of Gad and to the sons of Reuben and to the half-tribe of Joseph's son Manasseh, the kingdom of Sihon, king of the Amorites and the kingdom of Og, the king of Bashan, the land with its cities with their territories, the cities of the surrounding land. 34The sons of Gad built Dibon and Ataroth and Aroer, 35and Atroth-shophan and Jazer and Jogbehah,…
Cross References
Numbers 21:30
"But we have cast them down, Heshbon is ruined as far as Dibon, Then we have laid waste even to Nophah, Which reaches to Medeba."

Numbers 32:3
"Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo and Beon,

Numbers 32:35
and Atroth-shophan and Jazer and Jogbehah,

Deuteronomy 2:36
"From Aroer which is on the edge of the valley of Arnon and from the city which is in the valley, even to Gilead, there was no city that was too high for us; the LORD our God delivered all over to us.

1 Chronicles 5:8
and Bela the son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel, who lived in Aroer, even to Nebo and Baal-meon.

Isaiah 17:2
"The cities of Aroer are forsaken; They will be for flocks to lie down in, And there will be no one to frighten them.
Treasury of Scripture

And the children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,

Dibon. Eusebius says that Dibon was a large town, near the river Arnon. Burckhardt says, that when he was about an hour's distance north of the Modjeb or Arnon, he was shown to the N.E. the ruins of Diban, the ancient Dibon, situated in the low ground of the Koura, or plains of Moab.

Numbers 32:3 Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elealeh, …

Numbers 21:20 And from Bamoth in the valley, that is in the country of Moab, to …

Numbers 33:45,46 And they departed from Iim, and pitched in Dibongad…

Aroer. Aroer was situated, according to Eusebius, on a mountain on the north bank of the river Arnon. This is confirmed by Burckhardt, who says it is called Araayr, and is seated on the edge of the precipice, at the foot of which the river flows.

Deuteronomy 2:36 From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon, and from …

Isaiah 17:2 The cities of Aroer are forsaken: they shall be for flocks, which …

(34) And the children of Gad built Dibon . . . Better, repaired or fortified. Some of the cities mentioned in this and the following verses--as, e.g., Dibon and Heshbon--are mentioned also in Numbers 21 in connection with the conquest of the Amoritish territory. It is not probable that new cities would have been built at this time, nor did the circumstances of the Israelites admit of the delay which would have been involved in such an undertaking. It was at Dibon that the Moabite stone was discovered by Mr. Klein in 1868. For the geographical position and modern names of the towns mentioned in these verses, see Keil (in loc). In the distribution of the towns by Joshua, some of the southernmost towns repaired or fortified by the Gadites appear to have fallen to the tribe of Reuben. (See Joshua 13:16-17.) Heshbon, on the other hand, appears to have fallen to the lot of the tribe of Gad, and to have been assigned to the Levites (1Chronicles 6:80-81).

Verse 34. - The children of Gad built, i.e., no doubt, they put these places in some habitable and defensible state of repair until they should return. Dibon. Now Dhiban, four miles north of Arnon. It is called Dibon-gad in chapter Numbers 33:45, 46, but it is doubtful whether there is any allusion to its present occupation, since "Gad" was a common affix in the languages of Canaan (cf. Joshua 11:17). Dibon was subsequently assigned to Reuben (Joshua 13:9), but was recovered by Moab, and became one of his strongholds (of Isaiah 15:2; Jeremiah 48:18, 22) The Moabite stone was found here. Ataroth. Now Attarus, seven miles from Dibon. Aroer. Not the Aroer before Rabbath (Joshua 13:25), but the Aroer by the brink of Arnon (Deuteronomy 2:36; Joshua 13:16). And the children of Gad built,.... Or rather repaired the walls and fortifications, and rebuilt houses which had been demolished in the wars with Sihon and Og; when the following places were taken by the Israelites:

Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer; the two first are mentioned in Numbers 32:3. Aroer was a city situated on the river Arnon, and was after this in the hands of the Moabites: Jerom says (q), it was showed in his day on the top of the mountain, upon the bank of the river Arnon, which flows into the Dead sea, Jeremiah 48:19.

(q) De loc. Heb. fol. 87. I.34-36. And the children of Gad built—(See on [97]Nu 32:16).

Dibon—identified with Dheban, now in ruins, an hour's distance from the Arnon (Mojeb).

Ataroth (Hebrew, "crowns")—There are several towns so called in Scripture, but this one in the tribe of Gad has not been identified.

Aroer—now Arair, standing on a precipice on the north bank of the Arnon.32:28-42 Concerning the settlement of these tribes, observe, that they built the cities, that is, repaired them. They changed the names of them; probably they were idolatrous, therefore they should be forgotten. A spirit of selfishness, of seeking our own, not the things of Christ, when each one ought to assist others, is as dangerous as it is common. It is impossible to be sincere in the faith, sensible of the goodness of God, constrained by the love of Christ, sanctified by the power of the Holy Ghost, and yet be indifferent to the progress of religion, and the spiritual success of others, through love of ease, or fear of conflict. Let then your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.
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