"1Then we turned and set out for the wilderness by the way to the aRedSea, as the LORDspoke to me, and circled2MountSeir for manydays.
"And the LORDspoke to me, saying,
'You have circledthismountainlongenough. Now turnnorth,
43and command the people, saying, "You will pass through the 4territory of your brothers the sons of Esau who live in Seir; and 5they will be afraid of you. So be verycareful;
do not bprovoke them, for I will not give you any of their land, even as little as a cfootstep6because I have givenMountSeir to Esau as a possession.
"You shall buyfood from them with money so that you may eat, and you shall alsopurchasewater from them with money so that you may drink.