26 Heshbon was the city of Sihon(A) king of the Amorites,(B) who had fought against the former king of Moab(C) and had taken from him all his land as far as the Arnon.(D)

27 That is why the poets say:

“Come to Heshbon and let it be rebuilt;
    let Sihon’s city be restored.

28 “Fire went out from Heshbon,
    a blaze from the city of Sihon.(E)
It consumed(F) Ar(G) of Moab,
    the citizens of Arnon’s heights.(H)

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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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