Numbers 32:4
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New International Version
the land the LORD subdued before the people of Israel--are suitable for livestock, and your servants have livestock.

New Living Translation
The LORD has conquered this whole area for the community of Israel, and it is ideally suited for all our livestock.

English Standard Version
the land that the LORD struck down before the congregation of Israel, is a land for livestock, and your servants have livestock.”

New American Standard Bible
the land which the LORD conquered before the congregation of Israel, is a land for livestock, and your servants have livestock."

King James Bible
Even the country which the LORD smote before the congregation of Israel, is a land for cattle, and thy servants have cattle:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
which the LORD struck down before the community of Israel, is good land for livestock, and your servants own livestock."

International Standard Version
the land that the LORD defeated in the sight of the community of Israel—is perfect for cattle and your servants have cattle.

NET Bible
the land that the LORD subdued before the community of Israel, is ideal for cattle, and your servants have cattle."

GOD'S WORD® Translation
the land that the LORD won for the community of Israel, is a good place for livestock. Gentlemen, we have livestock.

Jubilee Bible 2000
the country which the LORD smote before the congregation of Israel, is a land for livestock, and thy slaves have livestock.

King James 2000 Bible
Even the country which the LORD defeated before the congregation of Israel, is a land for cattle, and your servants have cattle:

American King James Version
Even the country which the LORD smote before the congregation of Israel, is a land for cattle, and your servants have cattle:

American Standard Version
the land which Jehovah smote before the congregation of Israel, is a land for cattle; and thy servants have cattle.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The land, which the Lord hath conquered in the sight of the children of Israel, is a very fertile soil for the feeding of beasts: and we thy servants have very much cattle:

Darby Bible Translation
the country that Jehovah smote before the assembly of Israel, is a land for cattle, and thy servants have cattle;

English Revised Version
the land which the LORD smote before the congregation of Israel, is a land for cattle, and thy servants have cattle.

Webster's Bible Translation
Even the country which the LORD smote before the congregation of Israel, is a land for cattle, and thy servants have cattle:

World English Bible
the land which Yahweh struck before the congregation of Israel, is a land for livestock; and your servants have livestock."

Young's Literal Translation
the land which Jehovah hath smitten before the company of Israel, is a land for cattle, and thy servants have cattle.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Even the county which the Lord smote before the congregation of Israel,.... In which the above cities were, and perhaps some others not named: this was now in the hands of the people of Israel, being subdued by them, the conquest of which is ascribed unto the Lord, for the victory was of him; it was he that smote their enemies; and delivered their country into their hands; and now Moses, Eleazar, and the princes of the congregation, being the representatives of the people, had a right to dispose of it, and, which these two tribes request might be given to them, because, say they:

it is a land for cattle, and thy servants have cattle; to stock it, with and great numbers of them; see



Numbers 32:4 Additional Commentaries
Context
Reuben and Gad Ask for Gilead
3"Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Sebam, Nebo and Beon, 4the land which the LORD conquered before the congregation of Israel, is a land for livestock, and your servants have livestock." 5They 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."
Cross References
Numbers 21:34
The LORD said to Moses, "Do not be afraid of him, for I have delivered him into your hands, along with his whole army and his land. Do to him what you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon."

Numbers 32:5
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."

Deuteronomy 4:38
to drive out before you nations greater and stronger than you and to bring you into their land to give it to you for your inheritance, as it is today.
Treasury of Scripture

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