as the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir, and the Moabites, who live in Ar, did for us--until we cross the Jordan into the land the LORD our God is giving us."
But Sihon king of Heshbon refused to let us pass through. For the LORD 1 your God had made his spirit stubborn2 and his heart obstinate3 in order to give him into your hands,4 as he has now done.
The LORD said to me, "See, I have begun to deliver Sihon and his country over to you. Now begin to conquer and possess his land."532
When Sihon and all his army came out to meet us in battle6 at Jahaz,
the LORD our God delivered7 him over to us and we struck him down,8 together with his sons and his whole army.
At that time we took all his towns and completely destroyeda9 them--men, women and children. We left no survivors.
But the livestock10 and the plunder11 from the towns we had captured we carried off for ourselves.
From Aroer12 on the rim of the Arnon Gorge, and from the town in the gorge, even as far as Gilead,13 not one town was too strong for us. The LORD our God gave14 us all of them.
But in accordance with the command of the LORD our God,15 you did not encroach on any of the land of the Ammonites,16 neither the land along the course of the Jabbok17 nor that around the towns in the hills.