The Reubenites and Gadites named the altar, “Surely it is a Reminder to us 1 that the Lord is God.”
These Gadites were military leaders; the least led a hundred men, the greatest a thousand. 1
But the Levites will not have an allotted portion among you, for their inheritance is to serve the Lord. 1 Gad, Reuben, and the half-tribe of Manasseh have already received their allotted land 2 east of the Jordan which Moses the Lord’s servant assigned them.”
Moses said to them: “If the Gadites and the Reubenites cross the Jordan with you, each one equipped for battle in the Lord’s presence, and you conquer the land, 1 then you must allot them the territory of Gilead as their possession.
The Reubenites, Gadites, and half-tribe of Manasseh came to Geliloth near the Jordan in the land of Canaan and built there, near the Jordan, an impressive altar. 1
Phinehas, son of Eleazar, the priest, and the leaders left the Reubenites and Gadites in the land of Gilead and reported back to the Israelites in the land of Canaan. 1
These are the kings of the land whom Joshua and the Israelites defeated on the west side of the Jordan, from Baal Gad in the Lebanon Valley to Mount Halak on up to Seir. Joshua assigned this territory to the Israelite tribes, 1
He conquered all the land of Gilead, including the territory of Gad, Reuben, and Manasseh, extending all the way from the Aroer in the Arnon Valley through Gilead to Bashan. 1
From the other side of the Jordan, from Reuben, Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh, there were 120,000 men armed with all kinds of weapons.
So Moses gave to the Gadites, the Reubenites, and to half the tribe of Manasseh son of Joseph the realm of King Sihon of the Amorites, and the realm of King Og of Bashan, the entire land with its cities and the territory surrounding them. 1
Gad went to David and told him, “Shall seven 1 years of famine come upon your land? Or shall you flee for three months from your enemy with him in hot pursuit? Or shall there be three days of plague in your land? Now decide 2 what I should tell the one who sent me.”
Phinehas, son of Eleazar, the priest, said to the Reubenites, Gadites, and the Manassehites, 1 “Today we know that the Lord is among us, because you have not disobeyed the Lord in this. 2 Now 3 you have rescued the Israelites from the Lord’s judgment.” 4
The Israelites received this report: 1 “Look, the Reubenites, Gadites, and half-tribe of Manasseh have built an altar at the entrance to 2 the land of Canaan, at Geliloth near the Jordan on the Israelite side.”
The Lord made the Jordan a boundary between us and you Reubenites and Gadites. You have no right to worship the Lord.’ 1 In this way your descendants might cause our descendants to stop obeying 2 the Lord.
So the Reubenites, Gadites, and half-tribe of Manasseh left the Israelites in Shiloh in the land of Canaan and headed home to their own land in Gilead, 1 which they acquired by the Lord’s command through Moses.
Then we took their land and gave it as an inheritance to Reuben, Gad, and half the tribe of Manasseh.
Igal son of Nathan from Zobah, Bani the Gadite,
Heshbon and its pasturelands, and Jazer and its pasturelands.