From the desert of Kedemoth1 I sent messengers to Sihon2 king of Heshbon offering peace3 and saying,
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"Let us pass through your country. We will stay on the main road; we will not turn aside to the right or to the left.4
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Sell us food to eat5 and water to drink for their price in silver. Only let us pass through on foot6--
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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 7 your God had made his spirit stubborn8 and his heart obstinate9 in order to give him into your hands,10 as he has now done.
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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."11
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When Sihon and all his army came out to meet us in battle12 at Jahaz,
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the LORD our God delivered13 him over to us and we struck him down,14 together with his sons and his whole army.
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At that time we took all his towns and completely destroyed15 them--men, women and children. We left no survivors.
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But the livestock16 and the plunder17 from the towns we had captured we carried off for ourselves.
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