Chapter 32 (Numbers 32)

In this chapter we have, I. The humble request of the tribes of Reuben and Gad for an inheritance on that side Jordan where Israel now lay encamped, Num. 32:1-5. II. Moses?s misinterpretation of their request, Num. 32:6-15. III. Their explication of it, and stating it aright, Num. 32:16-19. IV. The grant of their petition under the provisos and limitations which they themselves proposed, Num. 32:20-42

- Matthew Henry's Complete Commentary