Journey around Moab

10 The Israelites set out and camped at Oboth.(A) 11 They set out from Oboth and camped at Iye-abarim in the wilderness that borders Moab on the east. 12 From there they went and camped at Zered Valley. 13 They set out from there and camped on the other side of the Arnon River, in the wilderness that extends from the Amorite border, because the Arnon was the Moabite border between Moab and the Amorites. 14 Therefore it is stated in the Book of the Lord’s Wars:

Waheb[a] in Suphah
and the ravines of the Arnon,
15 even the slopes of the ravines
that extend to the site of Ar[b](B)
and lie along the border of Moab.

16 From there they went to Beer,[c] the well the Lord told Moses about, “Gather the people so I may give them water.” 17 Then Israel sang this song:

Spring up, well—sing to it!
18 The princes dug the well;
the nobles of the people hollowed it out
with a scepter and with their staffs.

They went from the wilderness to Mattanah, 19 from Mattanah to Nahaliel, from Nahaliel to Bamoth, 20 from Bamoth to the valley in the territory of Moab near the Pisgah highlands[d](C) that overlook the wasteland.[e](D)

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  1. Numbers 21:14 = the source of the Arnon River
  2. Numbers 21:15 A city in Moab; Nm 21:28; Dt 2:9,18,29; Is 15:1
  3. Numbers 21:16 = well
  4. Numbers 21:20 = Moabite mountain plateau; Nm 23:14; Dt 3:17,27; 4:49; 34:1; Jos 12:3; 13:20
  5. Numbers 21:20 Or overlook Jeshimon

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