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Numbers 32:41

    Numbers 32:41 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took the small towns thereof, and called them Havothjair.

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took the small towns thereof, and called them Havothjair.

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took the towns thereof, and called them Havvoth-jair.

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And Jair, the son of Manasseh, went and took the towns of Gilead, naming them Havvoth-Jair.

    Webster's Revision

    And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took the towns thereof, and called them Havvoth-jair.

    World English Bible

    Jair the son of Manasseh went and took its towns, and called them Havvoth Jair.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took the towns thereof, and called them Havvoth-jair.

    Clarke's Commentary on Numbers 32:41

    Havoth-jair - That is, the villages or habitations of Jair; and thus they should have been translated. As these two tribes and a half were the first, says Ainsworth, who had their inheritance assigned to them in the promised land, so they were the first of all Israel that were carried captive out of their own land, because of their sins. "For they transgressed against the God of their fathers, and went a whoring after other gods. And God delivered them into the hands of Pul and Tiglath-Pilneser, kings of Assyria, and they brought them to Halah, Habor, Hara, and Gozan, unto this day." See 1 Chronicles 5:25, 1 Chronicles 5:26.

    Barnes' Notes on Numbers 32:41

    The exploits of Jair - he was the conqueror of Argob Deuteronomy 3:14 - gave new. luster to his name; and the fame of the family is attested by the history of Jair the Israelite judge, doubtless a descendant; perhaps also by the mention of Jairus Luke 8:41, the ruler of the synagogue at the neighboring city of Capernaum.

    Havoth-jair - That is, the villages, or rather groups of tents, or "kraals," of Jair. Originally they were twenty-three in number 1 Chronicles 2:22 : in the days of the youuger Jair, to whom they probably descended by inheritance, they either had increased to thirty, or were reckoned at that round number Judges 10:4.