And Israelsentmessengers unto Sihonking of the Amorites,saying ,
Let me pass through thy land: we will not turn into the fields, or into the vineyards; we will not drink of the waters of the well: but we will go along by the king's high way, until we be past thy borders.23
And Sihon would not sufferIsrael to pass through his border: but Sihongathered all his peopletogether , and went outagainstIsrael into the wilderness: and he came to Jahaz, and fought against Israel.24
And Israelsmote him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from Arnon unto Jabbok, even unto the children of Ammon: for the border of the children of Ammon was strong.25
And Israeltook all these cities: and Israeldwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the villagesa thereof.
For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the formerking of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even unto Arnon.27
Wherefore they that speak in proverbssay , Come into Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and prepared :
For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon: it hath consumedAr of Moab, and the lords of the high places of Arnon.29Woe to thee, Moab! thou art undone , O people of Chemosh: he hath given his sons that escaped, and his daughters, into captivity unto Sihonking of the Amorites.30
We have shot at them; Heshbon is perished even unto Dibon, and we have laid them waste even unto Nophah, which reacheth unto Medeba.31
Thus Israeldwelt in the land of the Amorites.32
And Mosessent to spy outJaazer, and they took the villages thereof, and drove out the Amorites that were there.
And they turned and went up by the way of Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan went outagainst them, he, and all his people, to the battle at Edrei.34
And the LORDsaid unto Moses,Fear him not: for I have delivered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land; and thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Sihonking of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.35
So they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, until there was noneleft him alive: and they possessed his land.