8 With the other half-tribe the Reubenites and the Gadites received their inheritance, owhich Moses had given them, pbeyond the Jordan eastward, as Moses the servant of the Lord had given them: 9 from Aroer which is on the bank of the River Arnon, and the town that is in the midst of the ravine, qand all the plain of Medeba as far as Dibon; 10 rall the cities of Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon, as far as the border of the children of Ammon; 11 sGilead, and the border of the Geshurites and Maachathites, all Mount Hermon, and all Bashan as far as Salcah; 12 all the kingdom of Og in Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and Edrei, who remained of tthe remnant of the giants; ufor Moses had 4defeated and 5cast out these.
13 Nevertheless the children of Israel vdid not drive out the Geshurites or the Maachathites, but the Geshurites and the Maachathites dwell among the Israelites until this day.
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