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    NUMBERS 32

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      1  The Reubenites and Gadites sue for their inheritance on the
        east side of Jordan.
     6  Moses reproves them.
    16  They offer him conditions with which he is content.
    33  Moses assigns them the land.
    39  They conquer it.
    
    
    VERSE 1
    - the children.
       * Nu 2:10-15; 26:5-7,15-18 Ge 29:32; 30:10,11
    - Jazer.
       * :3,35; 21:32
    - Jaazer.
       * Jos 13:25 2Sa 24:5 Isa 16:8,9
    - the place.
       * :26 Ge 13:2,5,10,11; 47:4 Jer 50:19 Mic 7:14 1Jo 2:16
    
    VERSE 2
    
    
    VERSE 3 
     - Ataroth.
       * :1,34-38 Jos 13:17 Isa 15:2-4 Jer 48:22,23
    - Nimrah.
       * :36
    - Beth-nimrah
       * Isa 15:6
    - Nimrim.  Heshbon.
       * Nu 21:25,26,28 Jud 11:26 Ne 9:22 Isa 15:4; 16:8,9 Jer 48:2,34,45
    - Shebam.
       * :38
    - Shibmah.
       * Jos 13:19 Isa 16:8 Jer 48:32
    - Sibmah.  Beon.
       * :38
    - Baal-meon.
    
    VERSE 4
        * Nu 21:24,34 De 2:24-35
    
    
    VERSE 5 
     - if we have.
       * Ge 19:19 Ru 2:10 1Sa 20:3 2Sa 14:22 Es 5:2 Jer 31:2
    - bring us.
       * De 1:37; 3:25,26 Jos 7:7
    
    
    VERSE 6 
     - shall ye sit here.
       * 2Sa 11:11 1Co 13:5 Php 2:4
    
    
    VERSE 7 
     - wherefore.
       * :9; 21:4 De 1:28
    - discourage.  Heb. break.
       * Ac 21:13
    
    
    VERSE 8 
     - See on ch.
       * Nu 13:2-26; 14:2 De 1:22,23 Jos 14:6,7
    
    VERSE 9
        * Nu 13:23-33; 14:1-10 De 1:24-28
    
    VERSE 10
        * Nu 14:11,21,23,29 De 1:34-40 Ps 95:11 Eze 20:15 Heb 3:8-19
    
    
    VERSE 11 
     - from twenty.
       * Nu 14:28,29; 26:2,64,65 De 1:35; 2:14,15
    - because.
       * Nu 14:24,30 Jos 14:8,9
    - wholly followed me.  Heb. fulfilled after me.
    
    
    VERSE 12 
     - for.
       * Nu 14:24,30; 26:65 De 1:36 Jos 14:8,9
    
    
    VERSE 13 
     - wander.
       * Nu 14:33-35 De 2:14 Ps 78:33
    - until all.
       * Nu 26:64 De 2:15 1Co 10:5 Heb 3:16-19
    
    
    VERSE 14 
     - an increase.
       * Ge 5:3; 8:21 Ne 9:24-26 Job 14:4 Ps 78:57 Isa 1:4; 57:4
       * Eze 20:21 Mt 23:31-33 Lu 11:48 Ac 7:51,52
    - to augment.
       * De 1:34,35 Ezr 9:13,14; 10:10 Ne 13:18 Isa 65:6,7
    
    
    VERSE 15 
     - if ye turn.
       * Le 26:14-18 De 28:15-68; 30:17-19 Jos 22:16-18 2Ch 7:19-22
       * 2Ch 15:2
    - he will yet.
       * Nu 14:30-35
    - ye shall.
       * Jer 38:23 Mt 18:7 Ro 14:15,20,21 1Co 8:11,12
    
    
    VERSE 16
       This proposal was very equitable, and it was honestly made and
      faithfully executed; though it did not imply that all men
      capable of bearing arms should go, and so leave their families
      and possessions defenceless, but only a sufficient detachment
      of them.  Among the inhabitants of the land were the
      Ammonites, Moabites, Idumeans, and the remains of the
      Midianites and Amorites; and as it was impossible for the
      women and children to keep the defenced cities, when placed in
      them, many of the men of war must of course stay behind.  In
      the last census (ch. 26), the tribe of Reuben consisted of
      43,730 men; the tribe of Gad 40,500; and the tribe of Manasseh
      52,700; the half of which is 26,350; which together amount to
      110,580.  Now from Jos 4:13, we learn, that of these tribes
      only 40,000 armed men passed over Jordan to assist their
      brethren:  consequently 70,580 men were left behind for the
      defence of the women, the children, and the flocks:  which was
      amply sufficient for this purpose.
    
       * ver. 34-42 Ge 33:17
    
    VERSE 17
        * :29-32 De 3:18-20 Jos 4:12,13
    
    VERSE 18
        * Jos 22:4,5
    
    
    VERSE 19 
     - we will.
       * Ge 13:10-12; 14:12 2Ki 10:32,33; 15:29 1Ch 5:25,26 Pr 20:21
    - because.
       * :33 Jos 12:1-6; 13:8
    - on this side.
       * :32; 34:15 Jos 1:14,15
    
    VERSE 20
        * De 3:18-20 Jos 1:13-15; 4:12,13; 22:2-4
    
    VERSE 21
    
    
    VERSE 22 
     - land.
       * De 3:20 Jos 10:30,42; 11:23; 18:1 Ps 44:1-4; 78:55
    - ye shall.
       * Jos 22:4,9
    - be guiltless.
       * Jos 2:19 2Sa 3:28
    - this land.
       * De 3:12-18 Jos 1:15; 13:8,29-32; 22:9
    
    
    VERSE 23 
     - if ye will.
       * Le 26:14-46 De 28:15-68
    - be sure your sin.
      If the persons concerned prevaricated, and so imposed on men,
      or if they afterwards refused to fulfil their engagement, God
      would most certainly detect and expose their wickedness, and
      inflict condign punishment upon them.  Of all the ways, says
      Dr. South, to be taken for the prevention of that great plague
      of mankind, Sin, there is none so rational and efficacious as
      to confute and baffle those motives by which men are induced
      to embrace it; and among all such motives, the heart of man
      seems to be chiefly overpowered and prevailed upon by two,
      viz. secrecy in committing sin, and impunity with respect to
      its consequences.  Accordingly, Moses, in this chapter, having
      to deal with a company of men suspected of a base and
      fraudulent design, though couched under a very fair pretence,
      as most such designs are, endeavors to quash it in its very
      conception, by secretly applying himself to encounter those
      secret motives and arguments, which he knew were the most
      likely to encourage them in it.  And this he does very
      briefly, but effectually, by assuring them, that how covertly
      and artificially soever they might carry on their dark
      project, yet their sin would infallibly find them out. Though
      the subject and occasion of these words are indeed particular,
      yet the design of them is manifestly of an universal import,
      as reaching the case of all transgressors, in their first
      entrance on any sinful act or course.
    
       * Ge 4:7; 44:16 Ps 90:8; 139:11; 140:11 Pr 13:21 Isa 3:11
       * Isa 59:1,2,12 Ro 2:9 1Co 4:5
    
    VERSE 24
        * :16,34-42
    
    VERSE 25
        * Jos 1:13,14
    
    VERSE 26
    
    
    VERSE 27 
     - thy servants.
       * Jos 4:12
    - armed.
       * :17 2Co 10:4,5 Eph 6:10-18 2Ti 4:7,8
    - as my lord.
       * Nu 11:28; 12:11; 36:2
    
    VERSE 28
        * Jos 1:13
    
    
    VERSE 29 
     - See on ver.
       * :20-23
    
    VERSE 30
        * Jos 22:19
    
    VERSE 31
        * :31
    
    VERSE 32
    
    
    VERSE 33 
     - Moses.  See on ver.
       * :1 De 3:12-17; 29:8 Jos 12:6; 13:8-14; 22:4
    - half the.
       * Nu 34:14 1Ch 5:18; 12:31; 26:32
    - the kingdom.
       * Nu 21:23-35 De 2:30-33; 3:1-8 Ps 135:10,11; 136:18-21
    
    
    VERSE 34 
     - Dibon.
      Eusebius says that Dibon was a large town, near the river
      Arnon.  Burckhardt says, that when he was about an hour's
      distance north of the Modjeb or Arnon, he was shown to the
      N.E. the ruins of Diban, the ancient Dibon, situated in the
      low ground of the Koura, or plains of Moab.
    
    - See on ver.
       * :3; 21:20; 33:45,46
    - Aroer.
      Aroer was situated, according to Eusebius, on a mountain on
      the north bank of the river Arnon.  This is confirmed by
      Burckhardt, who says it is called Araayr, and is seated on the
      edge of the precipice, at the foot of which the river flows.
    
       * De 2:36 Isa 17:2
    
    
    VERSE 35 
     - Jaazer.
       * :1,3
    - Jazer
    
    
    VERSE 36 
     - Beth-nimrah.
      Probably the same as Nimrim in Jer 48:34, and the Bethnabris
      mentioned by Eusebius, five miles north from Livias.
      Burckhardt says, that "in the valley of the Jordan, south of
      Abou Obeida, are the ruins of Nemrim, probably the Beth-nimrah
      of the Scriptures."
    
    - See on ver.
       * :3
    - Nimrah.  fenced cities.
       * :24
    
    
    VERSE 37 
     - Heshbon.  See on ver.
       * :3; 21:27 Isa 15:4
    - Eleahleh.
      Elealeh is placed, by Eusebius, a mile from Heshbon.  It is
      now called El Aal, "the high," and is situated on a hill.
    
    
    VERSE 38 
     - Nebo.
       * Isa 46:1
    - Baal-meon.
      This town is placed, by Eusebius and Jerome, nine miles from
      Heshbon, at the foot of mount Abarim.
    
       * Nu 22:41
    - gave other names unto the cities.  Heb. they called by names
      the names of the cities.
       * :3 Ge 26:18 Ex 23:13 Jos 23:7 Ps 16:4 Isa 46:1
    
    VERSE 39
        * Nu 26:29 Ge 50:23 Jos 17:1
    
    VERSE 40
        * De 3:13-15 Jos 13:29-31; 17:1
    
    
    VERSE 41 
     - Jair.
       * De 3:14 Jos 13:30 1Ch 2:21-23
    - Havoth-jair.
       * Jud 10:4 1Ki 4:13
    
    VERSE 42
        * :42
    
    
    
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