1 Chronicles 5:16
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English Standard Version
and they lived in Gilead, in Bashan and in its towns, and in all the pasturelands of Sharon to their limits.

King James Bible
And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in her towns, and in all the suburbs of Sharon, upon their borders.

American Standard Version
And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in its towns, and in all the suburbs of Sharon, as far as their borders.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And they dwelt in Galaad, and in Basan and in the towns thereof, and in all the suburbs of Saron, unto the borders.

English Revised Version
And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in her towns, and in all the suburbs of Sharon, as far as their borders.

Webster's Bible Translation
And they dwelt in Gilead in Bashan, and in its towns, and in all the suburbs of Sharon, upon their borders.

1 Chronicles 5:16 Parallel
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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

"In the days of Saul they made war upon the Hagarites, and they fill into their hands, and they dwelt in their tents over the whole east side of Gilead." The subject is not determined, so that the words may be referred either to the whole tribe of Reuben or to the family of Bela (1 Chronicles 5:8). The circumstance that in 1 Chronicles 5:8 and 1 Chronicles 5:9 Bela is spoken of in the singular (יושׁב הוּא and ישׁב), while here the plural is used in reference to the war, is not sufficient to show that the words do not refer to Bela's family, for the narrative has already fallen into the plural in the last clause of 1 Chronicles 5:9. We therefore think it better to refer 1 Chronicles 5:10 to the family of Bela, seeing that the wide spread of this family, which is mentioned in 1 Chronicles 5:9, as far as the desert to the east of the inhabited land, presupposes the driving out of the Hagarites dwelling on the eastern plain of Gilead. The notice of this war, moreover, is clearly inserted here for the purpose of explaining the wide spread of the Belaites even to the Euphrates desert, and there is nothing which can be adduced against that reference. The אחיו in 1 Chronicles 5:7 does not, as Bertheau thinks probable, denote that Bela was a contemporary of Beerah, even if the circumstance that from Bela to Joel only three generations are enumerated, could be reconciled with this supposition. The spread of Bela's family over the whole of the Reubenite Gilead, which has just been narrated, proves decisively that they were not contemporaries. If Bela lived at the time of the invasion of Gilead by Tiglath-pileser, when the prince Beerah was carried away into exile, it is certainly possible that he might have escaped the Assyrians; but he could neither have had at that time a family "which inhabited all the east land," nor could he himself have extended his domain from "Aroer and Nebo towards the wilderness," as the words יושׁב הוּא, 1 Chronicles 5:8, distinctly state. We therefore hold that Bela was much older than Beerah, for he is introduced as a great-grandson of Joel, so that his family might have been as widely distributed as 1 Chronicles 5:8, 1 Chronicles 5:9 state, and have undertaken and carried out the war of conquest against the Hagarites, referred to in 1 Chronicles 5:10, as early as the time of Saul. Thus, too, we can most easily explain the fact that Bela and his brothers Jeiel and Zechariah are not mentioned. As to הגרעים, cf. on 1 Chronicles 5:19.

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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Gilead.

Genesis 31:23 And he took his brothers with him, and pursued after him seven days' journey; and they overtook him in the mount Gilead.

Bashan.

1 Chronicles 5:11 And the children of Gad dwelled over against them, in the land of Bashan to Salcah:

Sharon.

1 Chronicles 27:29 And over the herds that fed in Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite...

Songs 2:1 I am the rose of Sharon, and the lily of the valleys.

Isaiah 35:2 It shall blossom abundantly, and rejoice even with joy and singing: the glory of Lebanon shall be given to it...

their borders. Heb. goings forth.

Cross References
Acts 9:35
And all the residents of Lydda and Sharon saw him, and they turned to the Lord.

1 Chronicles 5:15
Ahi the son of Abdiel, son of Guni, was chief in their fathers' houses,

1 Chronicles 27:29
Over the herds that pastured in Sharon was Shitrai the Sharonite; over the herds in the valleys was Shaphat the son of Adlai.

Song of Solomon 2:1
I am a rose of Sharon, a lily of the valleys.

Isaiah 35:2
it shall blossom abundantly and rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the majesty of Carmel and Sharon. They shall see the glory of the LORD, the majesty of our God.

Isaiah 65:10
Sharon shall become a pasture for flocks, and the Valley of Achor a place for herds to lie down, for my people who have sought me.

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