Numbers 21:23-3023 aBut 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 bcame to Jahaz and fought against Israel. 24 cAnd Israel defeated him with the edge of the sword and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the dJabbok, 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 eballad singers say,
“Come to fHeshbon, let it be built;
let the city of Sihon be established.
28For gfire came out from hHeshbon,
flame from the city of Sihon.
It devoured iAr of Moab,
and swallowed ▼
▼Septuagint; Hebrew the lords ofthe heights of the Arnon.
29 kWoe to you, O Moab!
You are undone, O people of lChemosh!
He has made his sons fugitives,
and his daughters captives,
to an Amorite king, Sihon.
30So we overthrew them;
Heshbon, as far as mDibon, perished;
and we laid waste as far as Nophah;
fire spread as far as nMedeba.” ▼
▼Compare Samaritan and Septuagint; Hebrew and we laid waste as far as Nophah, which is as far as Medeba
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