14 Jephthah sent back messengers to the Ammonite king, 15 saying:

“This is what Jephthah says: Israel did not take the land of Moab(A) or the land of the Ammonites.(B) 16 But when they came up out of Egypt, Israel went through the wilderness to the Red Sea[a](C) and on to Kadesh.(D) 17 Then Israel sent messengers(E) to the king of Edom, saying, ‘Give us permission to go through your country,’(F) but the king of Edom would not listen. They sent also to the king of Moab,(G) and he refused.(H) So Israel stayed at Kadesh.

18 “Next they traveled through the wilderness, skirted the lands of Edom(I) and Moab, passed along the eastern side(J) of the country of Moab, and camped on the other side of the Arnon.(K) They did not enter the territory of Moab, for the Arnon was its border.

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  1. Judges 11:16 Or the Sea of Reeds

14 And Jephthah sent messengers again unto the king of the children of Ammon:

15 And said unto him, Thus saith Jephthah, Israel took not away the land of Moab, nor the land of the children of Ammon:

16 But when Israel came up from Egypt, and walked through the wilderness unto the Red sea, and came to Kadesh;

17 Then Israel sent messengers unto the king of Edom, saying, Let me, I pray thee, pass through thy land: but the king of Edom would not hearken thereto. And in like manner they sent unto the king of Moab: but he would not consent: and Israel abode in Kadesh.

18 Then they went along through the wilderness, and compassed the land of Edom, and the land of Moab, and came by the east side of the land of Moab, and pitched on the other side of Arnon, but came not within the border of Moab: for Arnon was the border of Moab.

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