ImmerseBeginnings NLT - Page 275

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Canaan fully armed to fight for the Lord, but our property will be here
on this side of the Jordan.”
So Moses assigned land to the tribes of Gad, Reuben, and half the tribe
of Manasseh son of Joseph. He gave them the territory of King Sihon of
the Amorites and the land of King Og of B
­ ashan—­the whole land with its
cities and surrounding lands.
The descendants of Gad built the towns of Dibon, Ataroth, Aroer,
­Atroth-­shophan, Jazer, Jogbehah, ­Beth-­nimrah, and ­Beth-­haran. These
were all fortified towns with pens for their flocks.
The descendants of Reuben built the towns of Heshbon, Elealeh, Kiriathaim, Nebo, B
­ aal-­meon, and Sibmah. They changed the names of some
of the towns they conquered and rebuilt.
Then the descendants of Makir of the tribe of Manasseh went to Gilead
and conquered it, and they drove out the Amorites living there. So Moses
gave Gilead to the Makirites, descendants of Manasseh, and they settled
there. The people of Jair, another clan of the tribe of Manasseh, captured
many of the towns in Gilead and changed the name of that region to the
Towns of Jair. Meanwhile, a man named Nobah captured the town of Kenath and its surrounding villages, and he renamed that area Nobah after
This is the route the Israelites followed as they marched out of Egypt under
the leadership of Moses and Aaron. At the Lord’s direction, Moses kept a
written record of their progress. These are the stages of their march, identified by the different places where they stopped along the way.
They set out from the city of Rameses in early ­spring—­on the fifteenth
day of the first m
­ onth—­on the morning after the first Passover celebration. The people of Israel left defiantly, in full view of all the Egyptians.
Meanwhile, the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn sons, whom
the Lord had killed the night before. The Lord had defeated the gods of
Egypt that night with great acts of judgment!
After leaving Rameses, the Israelites set up camp at Succoth.
Then they left Succoth and camped at Etham on the edge of the
They left Etham and turned back toward ­Pi-­hahiroth, opposite ­Baal-
­zephon, and camped near Migdol.
They left P
­ i-­hahiroth and crossed the Red Sea into the wilderness
beyond. Then they traveled for three days into the Etham wilderness
and camped at Marah.

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