King Sihon Defeated21Then aIsrael sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, saying, 22 b“Let me pass through your land. We will not turn aside into field or vineyard. We will not drink the water of a well. We will go by the King’s Highway until we have passed through your territory.” 23 cBut Sihon would not allow Israel to pass through his territory. He gathered all his people together and went out against Israel to the wilderness and dcame to Jahaz and fought against Israel. 24 eAnd Israel defeated him with the edge of the sword and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the fJabbok, as far as to the Ammonites, for the border of the Ammonites was strong. 25And Israel took all these cities, and Israel settled in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all its villages. 26For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab and taken all his land out of his hand, as far as the Arnon. 27Therefore the gballad singers say,
“Come to hHeshbon, let it be built;
let the city of Sihon be established.
28For ifire came out from jHeshbon,
flame from the city of Sihon.
It devoured kAr of Moab,
and swallowed ▼
▼Septuagint; Hebrew the lords ofthe heights of the Arnon.
29 mWoe to you, O Moab!
You are undone, O people of nChemosh!
He has made his sons fugitives,
and his daughters captives,
to an Amorite king, Sihon.
30So we overthrew them;
Heshbon, as far as oDibon, perished;
and we laid waste as far as Nophah;
fire spread as far as pMedeba.” ▼
▼Compare Samaritan and Septuagint; Hebrew and we laid waste as far as Nophah, which is as far as Medeba
King Og Defeated31Thus Israel lived in the land of the Amorites. 32And Moses sent to spy out rJazer, and they captured its villages and dispossessed the Amorites who were there.
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