Deuteronomy 3 ESV

The Defeat of King Og

1 "Then we turned and went up the way to Bashan. And 1Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at 2Edrei.

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2 But the LORD said to me, 'Do not fear him, for I have given him and all his people and his land into your hand. And you shall do to him as you did to 3Sihon the king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon.'

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3 So the LORD our God gave into our hand Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his people, 4and we struck him down until he had no survivor left.

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4 And we took all his cities at that time--there was not a city that we did not take from them--sixty cities, 5the whole region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

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5 All these were cities fortified with high walls, gates, and bars, besides very many unwalled villages.
6 And 6we devoted them to destruction,a as we did to Sihon the king of Heshbon, devoting to destruction every 7city, men, women, and children.

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    • c 3:6 - That is, set apart (devoted) as an offering to the Lord (for destruction); twice in this verse
      7 But all the livestock and the spoil of the cities we took as our plunder.
      8 So we took the land at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, from the Valley of the Arnon to Mount Hermon
      9 (the Sidonians call 8Hermon 9Sirion, while the Amorites call it 10Senir),

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      10 all the cities of the 11tableland and all Gilead and all Bashan, as far as 12Salecah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

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      11 (For 13only Og the king of Bashan was left of the remnant of 14the Rephaim. Behold, his bed was a bed of iron. Is it not in 15Rabbah of the Ammonites? Nine cubitsb was its length, and four cubits its breadth, according to the 16common cubit.c)

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        • d 3:11 - A cubit was about 18 inches or 45 centimeters
        • e 3:11 - Hebrew cubit of a man
          12 "When we took possession of this land at that time, I gave to the Reubenites and the Gadites the territory beginning 17at Aroer, which is on the edge of the Valley of the Arnon, and half the hill country of Gilead with 18its cities.

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          13 19The rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og, that is, 20all the region of Argob, I gave to the half-tribe of Manasseh. (All that portion of Bashan is called the land of 21Rephaim.

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              14 22Jair the Manassite took all the region of Argob, that is, Bashan, as far as the border of 23the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and called the villages 24after his own name, Havvoth-jair, as it is to this day.)

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              15 To Machir 25I gave Gilead,

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              16 and to the Reubenites 26and the Gadites I gave the territory from Gilead as far as the Valley of the Arnon, with the middle of the valley as a border, as far over as the river Jabbok, 27the border of the Ammonites;

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              17 the Arabah also, with the Jordan as the border, from 28Chinnereth as far as 29the Sea of the Arabah, 30the Salt Sea, under 31the slopes of Pisgah on the east.

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              18 "And I commanded you at that time, saying, 'The LORD your God has given you this land to possess. 32All your men of valor shall cross over armed before your brothers, the people of Israel.

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              19 Only your wives, your little ones, and your livestock 33(I know that you have much livestock) shall remain in the cities that I have given you,

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              20 34until the LORD gives rest to your brothers, as to you, and they also occupy the land that the LORD your God gives them beyond the Jordan. Then each of you may return to his possession which I have given you.'

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              21 And I commanded 35Joshua at that time, 'Your eyes have seen all that the LORD your God has done to these two kings. So will the LORD do to all the kingdoms into which you are crossing.

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              22 You shall not fear them, for it is 36the LORD your God who fights for you.'

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              Moses Forbidden to Enter the Land

              23 "And I pleaded with the LORD at that time, saying,

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                  24 'O Lord GOD, you have only begun to show your servant 37your greatness and your mighty hand. For 38what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as yours?

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                  25 Please let me go over and see 39the good land beyond the Jordan, that good hill country and 40Lebanon.'

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                  26 But 41the LORD was angry with me because of you and would not listen to me. And the LORD said to me, 42'Enough from you; do not speak to me of this matter again.

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                  27 43Go up to the top of Pisgah and lift up your eyes westward and northward and southward and eastward, and look at it with your eyes, for you shall not go over this Jordan.

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                  28 But 44charge Joshua, and encourage and strengthen him, for he shall go over at the head of this people, and he shall put them in possession of the land that you shall see.'

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                  29 So we remained in 45the valley opposite Beth-peor.

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