3 Og King of Bashan is slain. 11 The bigness of his bed. 18 The Reubenites and Gadites are commanded to go over Jordan armed before their brethren. 21 Joshua is made captain. 27 Moses is permitted to see the land, but not to enter, albeit he desired it.

Then we turned, and went up by the way of Bashan: (A)and Og King of Bashan [a]came out against us, he and all his people to fight at Edrei.

And the Lord said unto me, Fear him not, for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land into thine hand, and thou shalt do unto him as thou diddest unto (B)Sihon King of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.

So the Lord our God delivered also unto our hand, (C)Og the King of Bashan, and all his people: and we smote him, until none was left him alive.

And we took all his cities the same time, neither was there a city which we took not from them, even three score cities, and all the country of Argob, even the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates and bars, beside [b]unwalled towns a great many.

And we overthrew them, as we did unto Sihon King of Heshbon, destroying every city, with men, [c]women, and children.

But all the cattle and the spoil of the cities we took for ourselves.

Thus we took at that time out of the hand of two Kings of the Amorites, the land that was on this side Jordan from the river of Arnon unto mount Hermon:

(Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion, but the Amorites call it Senir)

10 All the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan unto Salcah, and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

11 For only Og King of Bashan remained of the remnant of the Giants, [d]whose bed was a bed of iron: is it not at Rabbath among the children of Ammon? the length thereof is nine cubits, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.

12 And this land which we possessed at that time, from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, (D)and the cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and Gadites.

13 And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh: even all the country of Argob with all Bashan, which is called, The land of giants.

14 Jair the son of Manasseh took all the country of Argob, unto the coasts of Geshuri, and of Maachathi: and called them after his own name, Bashan, (E)Havoth Jair unto [e]this day.

15 And I gave part of Gilead unto Machir.

16 And unto the Reubenites and Gadites I gave the rest of Gilead, and unto the river of Arnon, half the river and the borders, even unto the river [f]Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon:

17 The plain also and Jordan, and the borders from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, to wit, the salt Sea [g]under the springs of Pisgah Eastward.

18 ¶ And I commanded [h]you the same time, saying, The Lord your God hath given you this land to possess it: ye shall go over armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all men of war.

19 Your wives only, and your children, and your cattle (for I know that ye have much cattle) shall abide in your cities, which I have given you,

20 Until the Lord have given rest unto your brethren as unto you, and that they also possess the land, which the Lord your God hath given them beyond Jordan: then shall ye (F)return every man unto his possession, which I have given you.

21 (G)And I charged Joshua the same time, saying, Thine eyes have seen all that the [i]Lord your God hath done unto these two Kings: (H)so shall the Lord do unto all the kingdoms whither thou goest.

22 Ye shall not fear them: for the Lord your God, he shall fight for you.

23 And I besought the Lord the same time, saying,

24 O Lord God, thou hast begun to show thy servant thy greatness and thy mighty hand: for where is there a God in heaven or in earth, that can [j]do like thy works, and like thy [k]power?

25 I pray thee let me go over and see the good land that is beyond Jordan, that goodly [l]mountain, and Lebanon.

26 But the Lord was angry with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and the Lord said unto me, Let it suffice thee, speak no more unto me of this matter.

27 Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, and [m]lift up thine eyes Westward, and Northward, and Southward, and Eastward, and behold it with thine eyes, for thou shalt not go over this Jordan:

28 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and bolden him: for he shall go before this people, and he shall divide for inheritance unto them, the land which thou shalt see.

29 So we abode in the valley over against Beth Peor.


  1. Deuteronomy 3:1 Therefore beside the commandment of the Lord, they had just occasion of his part to fight against him.
  2. Deuteronomy 3:5 As villages and small towns.
  3. Deuteronomy 3:6 Because this was God’s appointment, therefore it may not be judged cruel.
  4. Deuteronomy 3:11 The more terrible that this giant was, the greater occasion had they to glorify God for the victory.
  5. Deuteronomy 3:14 Meaning, when he wrote this history.
  6. Deuteronomy 3:16 Which separateth the Ammonites from the Amorites.
  7. Deuteronomy 3:17 Or, at Asdoth-Pisgah.
  8. Deuteronomy 3:18 That is, the Reubenites, Gadites, and half Manasseh, as Num. 32:28.
  9. Deuteronomy 3:21 So that the victories came not by your own wisdom, strength or multitude.
  10. Deuteronomy 3:24 He speaketh according to the common and corrupt speech of them which attribute that power unto idols that only appertaineth unto God.
  11. Deuteronomy 3:24 Or, wonders.
  12. Deuteronomy 3:25 He meaneth Zion, where the Temple should be built, and God honored.
  13. Deuteronomy 3:27 As before he saw by the spirits of prophecy the good mountain which was Zion: so here his eyes were lifted up above the order of nature to behold all the plentiful land of Canaan.