Those numbered in his division are 45,650.
Joshua told the Reubenites, Gadites, and the half tribe of Manasseh:
Then Joshua summoned the Reubenites, Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh
Moses the Lord’s servant and the Israelites defeated them and Moses the Lord’s servant assigned their land 1 to Reuben, Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh.
These cities are Bezer, in the desert plateau, for the Reubenites; Ramoth in Gilead for the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan for the Manassehites.
They lived in Gilead, in Bashan and its surrounding settlements, and in the pasturelands of Sharon to their very borders. 1
The Reubenites, Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh had 44,760 men in their combined armies, warriors who carried shields and swords, were equipped with bows, and were trained for war. 1
So the God of Israel stirred up 1 King Pul of Assyria (that is, King Tiglath-pileser of Assyria), 2 and he carried away the Reubenites, Gadites, and half-tribe of Manasseh and took them to Halah, Habor, Hara, and the river of Gozan, where they remain to this very day.
“On the south will be the divisions of the camp of Reuben under their standard. 1 The leader of the people of Reuben is Elizur son of Shedeur.
This is the land we brought under our control at that time: The territory extending from Aroer 1 by the Wadi Arnon and half the Gilead hill country with its cities I gave to the Reubenites and Gadites. 2
To the Reubenites and Gadites I allocated the territory extending from Gilead as far as Wadi Arnon (the exact middle of the wadi was a boundary) all the way to the Wadi Jabbok, the Ammonite border.
How long will you vacillate, 1 you who were once like an unfaithful daughter? 2 For I, the Lord, promise 3 to bring about something new 4 on the earth, something as unique as a woman protecting a man!’” 5
At that time I instructed you as follows: “The Lord your God has given you this land for your possession. You warriors are to cross over before your fellow Israelites 1 equipped for battle.
He has selected the best part for himself, for the portion of the ruler 1 is set aside 2 there; he came with the leaders 3 of the people, he obeyed the righteous laws of the Lord and his ordinances with Israel.
Some of the Gadites joined David at the stronghold in the desert. They were warriors who were trained for battle; they carried shields and spears. They were as fierce as lions and could run as quickly as gazelles across the hills. 1