20 And Moses said to them, If you will do this thing; if you will arm for battle before YeHoVaH, 21 and all of you will go over Jordan armed before YeHoVaH until He has driven His enemies out before Him, 22 and the land is subdued before YeHoVaH, then afterwards you shall return and be guiltless before YeHoVaH, and before Israel. And this land shall be your possession before YeHoVaH.
23 But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against YeHoVaH, and know that your sin will find you out. 24 Build cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep and do that which has come out of your mouth.
25 And the sons of Gad and the sons of Reuben spoke to Moses, saying, Your servants will do as my master commands. 26 Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our livestock shall be there in the cities of Gilead. 27 But your servants will go over, every man armed for war, before YeHoVaH to battle, as my master says.
28 And Moses directed Eleazar the priest concerning them, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the sons of Israel; 29 even Moses said to them, If the sons of Gad and the sons of Reuben pass over the Jordan with you each armed for battle before YeHoVaH and the land shall be subdued before you, then you shall give to them the land of Gilead for a possession.
30 But if they will not go over armed with you, they shall have possession among you in the land of Canaan. 31 And the sons of Gad and the sons of Reuben replied, saying, As YeHoVaH has said to your servants, so we will do. 32 We ourselves will pass over armed before YeHoVaH into the land of Canaan, so that the land of our inheritance on that side of Jordan may be ours.