Then the LORD said to me,
"You have made your way around this hill country long enough;1 now turn north.
References for Deuteronomy 2:3
Give the people these orders:2 'You are about to pass through the territory of your brothers the descendants of Esau,3 who live in Seir.4 They will be afraid5 of you, but be very careful.
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Do not provoke them to war, for I will not give you any of their land, not even enough to put your foot on. I have given Esau the hill country of Seir as his own.6
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You are to pay them in silver for the food you eat and the water you drink.' "
The LORD your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has watched7 over your journey through this vast desert.8 These forty years9 the LORD your God has been with you, and you have not lacked anything.10
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So we went on past our brothers the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir. We turned from11 the Arabah12 road, which comes up from Elath and Ezion Geber,13 and traveled along the desert road of Moab.14
References for Deuteronomy 2:8
Then the LORD said to me, "Do not harass the Moabites or provoke them to war, for I will not give you any part of their land. I have given Ar15 to the descendants of Lot16 as a possession."
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(The Emites17 used to live there--a people strong and numerous, and as tall as the Anakites.18
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Like the Anakites, they too were considered Rephaites,19 but the Moabites called them Emites.
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Horites20 used to live in Seir, but the descendants of Esau drove them out. They destroyed the Horites from before them and settled in their place, just as Israel did21 in the land the LORD gave them as their possession.)
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