1. Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very
great multitude of cattle: and when they saw the land of Jazer, and
the land of Gilead, that, behold, the place was a place for cattle;
2. The children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spake
unto Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and unto the princes of the
congregation, saying, 3. Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah,
and Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Shebam, and Nebo, and Beon, 4. Even
the country which the LORD smote before the congregation of Israel, is
a land for cattle, and thy servants have cattle: 5. Wherefore, said
they, if we have found grace in thy sight, let this land be given unto
thy servants for a possession, and bring us not over Jordan.
6. 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? 7.