Numbers 32:6
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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?

New American Standard Bible
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?

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?

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

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.

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

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?

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?

New American Standard 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?

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Moses said unto the sons of Gad and to the sons of Reuben, Shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye sit here?

King James 2000 Bible
And Moses said unto the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brethren go to war, and shall you sit here?

American King James Version
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?

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?

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

Darby Bible Translation
And Moses said to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye abide 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?

Webster's Bible Translation
And Moses said to the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye 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?
Study Bible
Moses Reproves Reuben and Gad
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." 6But Moses said to the sons of Gad and to the sons of Reuben, "Shall your brothers go to war while you yourselves sit here? 7"Now why are you discouraging the sons of Israel from crossing over into the land which the LORD has given them?…
Cross References
Numbers 32:5
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."

Numbers 32:7
"Now why are you discouraging the sons of Israel from crossing over into the land which the LORD has given them?
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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. And Moses said unto the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben,.... Being displeased with their motion, as his following discourse shows, it having at first sight an appearance of covetousness and cowardice:

shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye sit here? it is not reasonable that your brethren should be left by you and engage in a war with your common enemies, to dispossess them of their land before they can settle in it and you remain here easy and quiet in the possession of a fruitful country. 6-19. Moses said unto the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye sit here—Their language was ambiguous; and Moses, suspicious that this proposal was an act of unbelief, a scheme of self-policy and indolence to escape the perils of warfare and live in ease and safety, addressed to them a reproachful and passionate remonstrance. Whether they had really meditated such a withdrawal from all share in the war of invasion, or the effect of their leader's expostulation was to drive them from their original purpose, they now, in answer to his impressive appeal, declared it to be their sincere intention to co-operate with their brethren; but, if so, they ought to have been more explicit at first.32:6-15 The proposal showed disregard to the land of Canaan, distrust of the Lord's promise, and unwillingness to encounter the difficulties and dangers of conquering and driving out the inhabitants of that land. Moses is wroth with them. It will becomes any of God's Israel to sit down unconcerned about the difficult and perilous concerns of their brethren, whether public or personal. He reminds them of the fatal consequences of the unbelief and faint-heartedness of their fathers, when they were, as themselves, just ready to enter Canaan. If men considered as they ought what would be the end of sin, they would be afraid of the beginning of it.
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