New International Version
So Moses gave Gilead to the Makirites, the descendants of Manasseh, and they settled there.
King James Bible
And Moses gave Gilead unto Machir the son of Manasseh; and he dwelt therein.
Darby Bible Translation
And Moses gave Gilead to Machir the son of Manasseh; and he dwelt therein.
World English Bible
Moses gave Gilead to Machir the son of Manasseh; and he lived therein.
Young's Literal Translation
and Moses giveth Gilead to Machir son of Manasseh, and he dwelleth in it.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And Nebo - their names being changed - That is, Those who conquered the cities called them after their own names. Thus the city Kenath, being conquered by Nobah, was called after his name, Numbers 32:42.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Like the last part of Exodus, and the whole of Leviticus, the first part of Numbers, i.-x. 28--so called, rather inappropriately, from the census in i., iii., (iv.), xxvi.--is unmistakably priestly in its interests and language. Beginning with a census of the men of war (i.) and the order of the camp (ii.), it devotes specific attention to the Levites, their numbers and duties (iii., iv.). Then follow laws for the exclusion of the unclean, v. 1-4, for determining the manner and amount of restitution …
John Edgar McFadyen—Introduction to the Old Testament
Of the land that we took over at that time, I gave the Reubenites and the Gadites the territory north of Aroer by the Arnon Gorge, including half the hill country of Gilead, together with its towns.
The rest of Gilead and also all of Bashan, the kingdom of Og, I gave to the half-tribe of Manasseh. (The whole region of Argob in Bashan used to be known as a land of the Rephaites.
And I gave Gilead to Makir.
This was the allotment for the tribe of Manasseh as Joseph's firstborn, that is, for Makir, Manasseh's firstborn. Makir was the ancestor of the Gileadites, who had received Gilead and Bashan because the Makirites were great soldiers.
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