Two Victories

21 (A)Then Israel sent messengers to Sihon, king of the Amorites, saying, 22 (B)Let me pass through your land. We will not turn off into field or vineyard; we will not drink water from wells. We will go by the king’s highway until we have passed through your border.” 23 (C)But Sihon would not permit Israel to pass through his border. So Sihon gathered all his people and went out against Israel in the wilderness, and came to (D)Jahaz and fought against Israel. 24 Then (E)Israel [a]struck him with the edge of the sword, and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, as far as the sons of Ammon; for the (F)border of the sons of Ammon was [b]Jazer.

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  1. Numbers 21:24 Lit smote, so with Gr and Lat
  2. Numbers 21:24 M.T. reads strong

33 (A)Then they turned and went up by the way of Bashan, and Og the king of Bashan went out [a]with all his people, for battle at (B)Edrei.

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  1. Numbers 21:33 Lit he and

35 So (A)they [a]killed him and his sons and all his people, until there was no remnant left him; and they possessed his land.

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  1. Numbers 21:35 Lit smote

26 (A)So I sent messengers from the wilderness of Kedemoth to Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying, 27 ‘Let me pass through your land, I will [a]travel only on the highway; I will not turn aside to the right or to the left. 28 You will sell me food for money so that I may eat, and give me water for money so that I may drink, (B)only let me pass through on [b]foot, 29 just as the sons of Esau who live in Seir and the Moabites who live in (C)Ar did for me, until I cross over the Jordan into the land which the Lord our God is giving to us.’ 30 But (D)Sihon king of Heshbon was not willing for us to pass [c]through his land; for the (E)Lord your God hardened his spirit and made his heart obstinate, in order to deliver him into your hand, as he is today. 31 The Lord said to me, ‘See, I have begun to deliver Sihon and his land [d]over to you. Begin to [e]occupy, that you may possess his land.’

32 “Then Sihon [f]with all his people came out to meet us in battle at Jahaz. 33 (F)The Lord our God delivered him [g]over to us, and we [h](G)defeated him with his sons and all his people. 34 So we captured all his cities at that time and [i](H)utterly destroyed [j]the men, women and children of every city. We left no survivor. 35 We took (I)only the animals as our booty and the spoil of the cities which we had captured. 36 From (J)Aroer which is on the edge of the [k]valley of Arnon and from the city which is in the [l]valley, even to Gilead, there was no city that was too high for us; the Lord our God delivered all [m]over to us. 37 (K)Only you did not go near to the land of the sons of Ammon, all along the [n]river (L)Jabbok and the cities of the hill country, and wherever the Lord our God had commanded us.

Conquests Recounted

(M)Then we turned and went up the road to Bashan, and Og, king of Bashan, [o]with all his people came out to meet us in battle at Edrei. But the Lord said to me, ‘Do not fear him, for I have delivered him and all his people and his land into your hand; and you shall do to him just as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon.’ So the Lord our God delivered Og also, king of Bashan, with all his people into our hand, and we smote [p]them until no survivor was [q]left. We captured all his cities at that time; there was not a city which we did not take from them: sixty cities, all the region of (N)Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan. All these were cities fortified with high walls, gates and bars, besides a great many [r]unwalled towns. We [s]utterly destroyed them, as we did to (O)Sihon king of Heshbon, [t](P)utterly destroying [u]the men, women and children of every city. (Q)But all the animals and the spoil of the cities we took as our booty.

(R)Thus we took the land at that time from the hand of the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, from the [v]valley of Arnon to Mount Hermon (Sidonians (S)call Hermon (T)Sirion, and the Amorites call it (U)Senir): 10 all the cities of the plateau and all Gilead and (V)all Bashan, as far as Salecah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. 11 (For only Og king of Bashan was left of the remnant of the (W)Rephaim. Behold, his [w]bedstead was an iron [x]bedstead; it is in (X)Rabbah of the sons of Ammon. Its length was nine cubits and its width four cubits [y]by ordinary cubit.)

12 “So we took possession of this land at that time. From (Y)Aroer, which is by the [z]valley of Arnon, and half the hill country of (Z)Gilead and its cities I gave to the Reubenites and to the Gadites. 13 The rest of Gilead and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og, I gave to the half-tribe of Manasseh, all the region of Argob (concerning all Bashan, it is called the land of Rephaim. 14 (AA)Jair the son of Manasseh took all the region of Argob as far as the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and called [aa]it, that is, Bashan, after his own name, [ab]Havvoth-jair, as it is to this day.) 15 (AB)To Machir I gave Gilead. 16 To the Reubenites and to the Gadites I gave from Gilead even as far as the [ac]valley of Arnon, the middle of the [ad]valley [ae]as a border and as far as the [af]river (AC)Jabbok, the border of the sons of Ammon; 17 the Arabah also, with the Jordan [ag]as a border, from [ah](AD)Chinnereth (AE)even as far as the sea of the Arabah, (AF)the Salt Sea, [ai]at the foot of the slopes of Pisgah on the east.

Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 2:27 Lit go by the way
  2. Deuteronomy 2:28 Lit my feet
  3. Deuteronomy 2:30 Lit by him
  4. Deuteronomy 2:31 Lit before you
  5. Deuteronomy 2:31 Lit possess
  6. Deuteronomy 2:32 Lit he and
  7. Deuteronomy 2:33 Lit before us
  8. Deuteronomy 2:33 Lit smote
  9. Deuteronomy 2:34 Or put under the ban
  10. Deuteronomy 2:34 Lit every city of man...
  11. Deuteronomy 2:36 Or wadi
  12. Deuteronomy 2:36 Or wadi
  13. Deuteronomy 2:36 Lit before us
  14. Deuteronomy 2:37 Or wadi
  15. Deuteronomy 3:1 Lit he and
  16. Deuteronomy 3:3 Lit him
  17. Deuteronomy 3:3 Lit left to him
  18. Deuteronomy 3:5 Or rural
  19. Deuteronomy 3:6 Or put them under the ban
  20. Deuteronomy 3:6 Or putting under the ban
  21. Deuteronomy 3:6 Lit every city of men...
  22. Deuteronomy 3:8 Or wadi
  23. Deuteronomy 3:11 Or couch
  24. Deuteronomy 3:11 Or couch
  25. Deuteronomy 3:11 Lit by a man’s forearm
  26. Deuteronomy 3:12 Or wadi
  27. Deuteronomy 3:14 Lit them
  28. Deuteronomy 3:14 I.e. the towns of Jair
  29. Deuteronomy 3:16 Or wadi
  30. Deuteronomy 3:16 Or wadi
  31. Deuteronomy 3:16 Lit and
  32. Deuteronomy 3:16 Or wadi
  33. Deuteronomy 3:17 Lit and
  34. Deuteronomy 3:17 I.e. the Sea of Galilee
  35. Deuteronomy 3:17 Lit under

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