21 And when aking Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came bby the way of the spies; then he fought against Israel, and took some of them prisoners. 2 cAnd Israel vowed a vow unto the Lord, and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this people into my hand, then dI will utterly destroy their cities. 3 And the Lord hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: and he called the name of the place ||Hormah.
4 And ethey journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to fcompass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much ||discouraged because of the way. 5 And the people gspake against God, and against Moses, hWherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and iour soul loatheth this light bread. 6 And the Lord sent kfiery serpents among the people, and lthey bit the people; and much people of Israel died. 7 mTherefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for nwe have spoken against the Lord, and against thee; opray unto the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses oprayed for the people. 8 And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. 9 And Moses made pa serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived. 10 And the children of Israel set forward, and qpitched in Oboth. 11 And they journeyed from Oboth, and rpitched at ||Ije-abarim, in the wilderness which is before Moab, toward the sunrising. 12 From thence they removed, and pitched in sthe valley of Zared. 13 From thence they removed, and pitched on the other side of Arnon, which is in the wilderness that cometh out of the coasts of the Amorites: for tArnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites. 14 Wherefore it is said in the book of the wars of the Lord,
||What he did in the Red sea,
And in the brooks of Arnon,
15 And at the stream of the brooks that goeth down to the dwelling of uAr,
And †lieth upon the border of Moab.
16 And from thence they went xto Beer: that is the well whereof the Lord spake unto Moses, Gather the people together, and I will give them water. 17 yThen Israel sang this song,
†Spring up, O well;
||Sing ye unto it:
18 The princes digged the well,
The nobles of the people digged it,
By the direction of zthe lawgiver, with their staves.
And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah: 19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel: and from Nahaliel to Bamoth: 20 And from Bamoth in the valley, that is in the †country of Moab, to the top of ||Pisgah, which looketh atoward ||Jeshimon.
21 And bIsrael sent messengers unto Sihon king of the Amorites, saying, 22 cLet me pass through thy land: we will not turn into the fields, or into the vineyards; we will not drink of the waters of the well: but we will go along by the king’s high way, until we be past thy borders. 23 dAnd Sihon would not suffer Israel to pass through his border: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and went out against Israel into the wilderness: and he came to eJahaz, and fought against Israel. 24 And fIsrael smote him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from Arnon unto gJabbok, even unto the children of Ammon: for the border of the children of Ammon was strong. 25 And Israel took all these cities: and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the †villages thereof. 26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even unto Arnon. 27 Wherefore they that speak in hproverbs say,
Come into Heshbon,
Let the city of Sihon be built and prepared:
28 For there is ia fire gone out of Heshbon,
A flame from the city of Sihon:
It hath consumed Ar of Moab,
And the lords of the high places of Arnon.
29 iWoe to thee, Moab!
Thou art undone, O people of jChemosh:
He hath given his sons that escaped,
And his daughters, into captivity
Unto Sihon king of the Amorites.
Heshbon is perished even unto kDibon,
And we have laid them waste even unto Nophah,
Which reacheth unto lMedeba.
31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites. 32 And Moses sent to spy out mJaazer, and they took the nvillages thereof, and drove out the Amorites that were there. 33 And they turned and went up by the way of Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan went out against them, he, and all his people, to the battle oat Edrei. 34 And the Lord said unto Moses, pFear him not: for I have delivered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land; and qthou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon. 35 So they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, until rthere was none left him alive: and they possessed his land.
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