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And they came near to him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones:
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, 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
Joshua 4:13 About forty thousand prepared for war passed over before the LORD to battle, to the plains of Jericho.
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.
Genesis 34:22 Only herein will the men consent to us for to dwell with us, to be one people, if every male among us be circumcised...
Genesis 33:17 And Jacob journeyed to Succoth, and built him an house, and made booths for his cattle...
Strong's ConcordanceAnd they came near unto him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones:
Topical BibleBuild Cattle Cities Drew Flock Flocks Folds Infants Livestock Nigh Ones Pens Places Safe Sheepfolds Sheep-folds Towns Women
Numbers Chapter 32 Verse 16
Alphabetical: and build came children cities for here him like little livestock near ones our pens said sheepfolds Then they to up We will women would
OT Law: Numbers 32:16 They came near to him and said (Nu Num.)