Turn your eyes away from me – they overwhelm 1 me! Your hair is like a flock of goats descending from Mount Gilead.
The Gileadites captured the fords of the Jordan River 1 opposite Ephraim. 2 Whenever an Ephraimite fugitive 3 said, “Let me cross over,” the men of Gilead asked 4 him, “Are you an Ephraimite?” If he said, “No,”
On the east side, between Hauran and Damascus, and between Gilead and the land of Israel, will be the Jordan. You will measure from the border to the eastern sea. This is the east side.
This is what the Lord says: “Because the Ammonites have committed three crimes 1 – make that four! 2 – I will not revoke my decree of judgment. 3 They ripped open Gilead’s pregnant women 4 so they could expand their territory.
1 Then the daughters of Zelophehad son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh of the families of Manasseh, 2 the son Joseph came forward. Now these are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
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.
King Sihon of the Amorites who lived 1 in Heshbon and ruled from Aroer (on the edge of the Arnon Valley) – including the city in the middle of the valley 2 and half of Gilead – all the way to the Jabbok Valley bordering Ammonite territory.
Now Zelophehad son of Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Makir, son of Manasseh, had no sons, only daughters. These are the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
The king of Israel said to his servants, “Surely you recognize that Ramoth Gilead belongs to us, though we are hesitant to reclaim it from the king of Syria.” 1
As for the Hebronites: Jeriah was the leader of the Hebronites according to the genealogical records. In the fortieth year of David’s reign, they examined the records and discovered 1 there were highly respected men in Jazer in Gilead.
“‘For the Lord says concerning the palace of the king of Judah, “This place looks like a veritable forest of Gilead to me. It is like the wooded heights of Lebanon in my eyes. But I swear that I will make it like a wilderness whose towns have all been deserted. 1
This is what the Lord says: “Because Damascus has committed three crimes 1 – make that four! 2 – I will not revoke my decree of judgment. 3 They ripped through Gilead like threshing sledges with iron teeth. 4
The people of the Negev 1 will take possession 2 of Esau’s mountain, and the people of the Shephelah 3 will take possession 4 of the land of 5 the Philistines. They will also take possession of the territory of Ephraim and the territory of Samaria, and the people of Benjamin will take possession 6 of Gilead. 7
Shepherd your people with your shepherd’s rod, 1 the flock that belongs to you, 2 the one that lives alone in a thicket, in the midst of a pastureland. 3 Allow them to graze in Bashan and Gilead, 4 as they did in the old days. 5