17 Please (A)let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or through vineyard; we will not even drink water from a well. We will go along the king’s highway, not turning to the right or left, until we pass through your territory.’”

18 (B)Edom, however, said to him, “You shall not pass through [a]us, or I will come out with the sword against you.” 19 Again, the sons of Israel said to him, “We will go up by the highway, and if I and (C)my livestock do drink any of your water, (D)then I will [b]pay its price. Let me only pass through on my feet, [c]nothing else.” 20 But he said, “(E)You shall not pass through.” And Edom came out against him with a heavy [d]force and with a strong hand. 21 (F)Thus Edom refused to allow Israel to pass through his territory; (G)so Israel turned away from him.

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  1. Numbers 20:18 Lit me
  2. Numbers 20:19 Lit give
  3. Numbers 20:19 Or no great thing
  4. Numbers 20:20 Lit people

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