Numbers 32:16
Good News Translation
They approached Moses and said, "First, allow us to build stone enclosures here for our sheep and fortified towns for our dependents.

Contemporary English Version
The men from Reuben and Gad replied: Let us build places to keep our sheep and goats, and towns for our wives and children,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But they coming near, said: We will make sheepfolds, and stalls for our cattle, and strong cities for our children:

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But they coming near, said: We will make sheepfolds, and stalls for our cattle, and strong cities for our children:

43,730 men; the tribe of Gad

40,500; and the tribe of Manasseh

52,700; the half of which is

26,350; which together amount to

110,580. Now from

Joshua 4:13 And forty thousand fighting men by their troops and bands, marched through the plains and fields of the city of Jericho.

we learn, that of these tribes only

40,000 armed men passed over Jordan to assist their brethren; consequently

70,580 men were left behind for the defence of the women, the children, and the flocks; which was amply sufficient for this purpose.

Genesis 34:22 One thing there is for which so great a good is deferred: We must circumcise every male among us, following the manner of the nation.

Genesis 33:17 And Jacob came to Socoth: where having built a house, and pitched tents, he called the name of the place Socoth, that is, Tents.

Context
The Tribes East of the Jordan
15For if you will not follow him, he will leave the people in the wilderness, and you shall be the cause of the destruction of all. 16But they coming near, said: We will make sheepfolds, and stalls for our cattle, and strong cities for our children:17And we ourselves will go armed and ready for battle before the children of Israel, until we bring them in unto their places. Our little ones, and all we have, shall be in walled cities, for fear of the ambushes of the inhabitants.…
Cross References
Genesis 49:14
Issachar shall be a strong ass, lying down between the borders.

Numbers 32:15
For if you will not follow him, he will leave the people in the wilderness, and you shall be the cause of the destruction of all.

Numbers 32:17
And we ourselves will go armed and ready for battle before the children of Israel, until we bring them in unto their places. Our little ones, and all we have, shall be in walled cities, for fear of the ambushes of the inhabitants.

Additional Translations
Then the Gadites and Reubenites approached Moses and said, “We want to build sheepfolds here for our livestock and cities for our little ones.And they came near to him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones:

And they came near unto him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones:

And they came to him, and said, We will build here folds for our cattle, and cities for our possessions;

And they drew near to him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones;

And they came near unto him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones:

And they came near to him, and said, We will build sheep-folds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones:

They came near to him, and said, "We will build sheepfolds here for our livestock, and cities for our little ones:

And they come nigh unto him, and say, 'Folds for the flock we build for our cattle here, and cities for our infants;
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