Tribal Lands East of the Jordan
13:8 The other half of Manasseh,15 Reuben, and Gad received their allotted tribal lands beyond the Jordan,16 just as Moses, the Lord’s servant, had assigned them. 13:9 Their territory started17 from Aroer (on the edge of the Arnon Valley), included the city in the middle of the valley, the whole plain of Medeba as far as Dibon, 13:10 and all the cities of King Sihon of the Amorites who ruled in Heshbon, and ended at the Ammonite border. 13:11 Their territory also included18 Gilead, Geshurite and Maacathite territory, all Mount Hermon, and all Bashan to Salecah—13:12 the whole kingdom of Og in Bashan, who ruled in Ashtaroth and Edrei. (He was one of the few remaining Rephaites.)19 Moses defeated them and took their lands.20 13:13 But the Israelites did not conquer21 the Geshurites and Maacathites; Geshur and Maacah live among Israel to this very day. 13:14 However, Moses22 did not assign land as an inheritance23 to the Levites; their inheritance24 is the sacrificial offerings25 made to the Lord God of Israel, as he instructed26 them.
13:15 Moses assigned land to the tribe of Reuben27 by its clans. 13:16 Their territory started at Aroer28 (on the edge of the Arnon Valley) and included the city in the middle of the valley, the whole plain of Medeba, 13:17 Heshbon and all its surrounding cities on the plain, including Dibon, Bamoth Baal, Beth Baal Meon, 13:18 Jahaz, Kedemoth, Mephaath, 13:19 Kiriathaim, Sibmah, Zereth Shahar on the hill in the valley, 13:20 Beth Peor, the slopes of Pisgah, and Beth Jeshimoth. 13:21 It encompassed29 all the cities of the plain and the whole realm of King Sihon of the Amorites who ruled in Heshbon. Moses defeated him and the Midianite leaders Evi, Rekem, Zur, Hur, and Reba (they were subjects of Sihon and lived in his territory).30 13:22 The Israelites killed Balaam son of Beor, the omen reader,31 along with the others.32 13:23 The border of the tribe of Reuben was the Jordan. The land allotted to the tribe of Reuben by its clans included these cities and their towns.33
13:24 Moses assigned land to the tribe of Gad34 by its clans. 13:25 Their territory included Jazer, all the cities of Gilead, and half of Ammonite territory35 as far as Aroer near36 Rabbah. 13:26 Their territory ran37 from Heshbon to Ramath Mizpah and Betonim, and from Mahanaim to the territory of Debir. 13:27 It included the valley of Beth Haram,38 Beth Nimrah, Succoth, and Zaphon, and the rest of the realm of King Sihon of Heshbon, the area east of the Jordan to the end of the Sea of Kinnereth.39 13:28 The land allotted to the tribe of Gad by its clans included these cities and their towns.40
13:29 Moses assigned land to the half-tribe of Manasseh41 by its clans. 13:30 Their territory started at42 Mahanaim and encompassed all Bashan, the whole realm of King Og of Bashan, including all sixty cities in Havvoth Jair43 in Bashan. 13:31 Half of Gilead, Ashtaroth, and Edrei, cities in the kingdom of Og in Bashan, were assigned to the descendants of Makir son of Manasseh, to half the descendants of Makir by their clans.
13:32 These are the land assignments made by Moses44 on the plains of Moab east of the Jordan River opposite Jericho.45 13:33 However, Moses did not assign land as an inheritance46 to the Levites; their inheritance47 is the Lord God of Israel, as he instructed48 them.
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