Numbers 20:14-17

Edom Refuses Passage

14 a  Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to b  the king of Edom: “Thus says c  your brother Israel: You know all the hardship that we have met: 15 d  how our fathers went down to Egypt e  and we lived in Egypt a long time. f  And the Egyptians dealt harshly with us and our fathers. 16And g  when we cried to the  Lord, he heard our voice and h  sent an angel and brought us out of Egypt. And here we are in Kadesh, a city on the edge of your territory. 17 i  Please let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or vineyard j  or drink water from a well. We will go along the King’s Highway. We will not turn aside to the right hand or to the left until we have passed through your territory.”
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