Then 1Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, saying,
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2"Let me pass through your land. We will not turn aside into field or vineyard. We will not drink the water of a well. We will go by the King's Highway until we have passed through your territory."
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3But Sihon would not allow Israel to pass through his territory. He gathered all his people together and went out against Israel to the wilderness and 4came to Jahaz and fought against Israel.
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5And Israel defeated him with the edge of the sword and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the 6Jabbok, as far as to the Ammonites, for the border of the Ammonites was strong.
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And Israel took all these cities, and Israel settled in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all its villages.
For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab and taken all his land out of his hand, as far as the Arnon.
Therefore the 7ballad singers say, "Come to 8Heshbon, let it be built; let the city of Sihon be established.
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For 9fire came out from 10Heshbon, flame from the city of Sihon. It devoured 11Ar of Moab, and swallowed the heights of the Arnon.
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12Woe to you, O Moab! You are undone, O people of 13Chemosh! He has made his sons fugitives, and his daughters captives, to an Amorite king, Sihon.
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So we overthrew them; Heshbon, as far as 14Dibon, perished; and we laid waste as far as Nophah; fire spread as far as 15Medeba."
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Thus Israel lived in the land of the Amorites.
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And Moses sent to spy out 16Jazer, and they captured its villages and dispossessed the Amorites who were there.
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Then they turned and went up by the way to Bashan. And Og the king of Bashan came out against them, he and all his people, to battle 17at Edrei.
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18But the LORD said to Moses, "Do not fear him, for I have given him into your hand, and all his people, and his land. And 19you shall do to him as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon."
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So they defeated him and his sons and all his people, until he had no survivor left. And they possessed his land.