36 From Aroer(A) on the rim of the Arnon Gorge, and from the town in the gorge, even as far as Gilead,(B) not one town was too strong for us. The Lord our God gave(C) us all of them.

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Division of the Land

12 Of the land that we took over at that time, I gave the Reubenites and the Gadites the territory north of Aroer(A) by the Arnon Gorge, including half the hill country of Gilead, together with its towns.

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48 This land extended from Aroer(A) on the rim of the Arnon Gorge to Mount Sirion[a](B) (that is, Hermon(C)),

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 4:48 Syriac (see also 3:9); Hebrew Siyon

Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon.(A)

He ruled from Aroer(B) on the rim of the Arnon Gorge—from the middle of the gorge—to the Jabbok River,(C) which is the border of the Ammonites.(D) This included half of Gilead.(E)

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It extended from Aroer(A) on the rim of the Arnon Gorge, and from the town in the middle of the gorge, and included the whole plateau(B) of Medeba as far as Dibon,(C)

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26 For three hundred years Israel occupied(A) Heshbon, Aroer,(B) the surrounding settlements and all the towns along the Arnon. Why didn’t you retake them during that time?

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and Bela son of Azaz, the son of Shema, the son of Joel. They settled in the area from Aroer(A) to Nebo(B) and Baal Meon.(C)

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19 Stand by the road and watch,
    you who live in Aroer.(A)
Ask the man fleeing and the woman escaping,
    ask them, ‘What has happened?’

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