From KadeshMoses then sentmessengers to 1the king of Edom: "Thus your brotherIsrael has said, 'You 2knowall the hardship that has befallen us;
that our fatherswentdown to Egypt, and we stayed in Egypt a longtime, and the Egyptianstreated us and our fathersbadly.
'But 3when we cried out to the LORD, He heard our voice and sent4an angel and brought us out from Egypt; now behold, we are at Kadesh, a town on the edge of your territory.
17'Please5let us pass through your land. We will not passthroughfield or through vineyard; we will not even drinkwater from a well. We will go along the king'shighway, not turning to the right or left, until we passthrough your territory.' "
186Edom, however, said to him, "You shall not passthroughaus, or I will come out with the swordagainst you."
Again, the sons of Israelsaid to him, "We will go up by the highway, and if I and 7my livestock do drink any of your water, 8then I will bpay its price. Let me onlypassthrough on my feet, cnothing else."
But he said, "9You shall not passthrough." And Edomcame out against him with a heavydforce and with a stronghand.
2110Thus Edomrefused to allowIsrael to passthrough his territory; 11so Israelturnedaway from him.