And Mosessentmessengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brotherIsrael, Thou knowest all the travail that hath befallena us:
How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a longtime; and the Egyptiansvexed us, and our fathers:16
And when we cried unto the LORD, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border:17
Let us pass , I pray thee, through thy country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go by the king's high way, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy borders.18
And Edomsaid unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come outagainst thee with the sword.19
And the children of Israelsaid unto him, We will go by the high way: and if I and my cattledrink of thy water, then I will pay for it: I will only, without doing any thing else, go through on my feet.20
And he said , Thou shalt not go through . And Edom came outagainst him with muchpeople, and with a stronghand.21
Thus Edomrefused to giveIsraelpassage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.