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‘You may purchase food from them with silver and eat; you may buy water from them with silver and drink.’” You are not to plunder this nation because the Eternal your God, has blessed you in every way. He’s watched over you as you’ve journeyed through this vast wilderness. Throughout these 40 years, the Eternal your God has been with you, and you haven’t lacked a thing.

So we traveled peacefully past our relatives, the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir. We left the road through the arid valley,[a] bypassing Elath and Ezion-geber, and took the desert road to Moab.

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  1. 2:8 Hebrew, Arabah