So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed and dead from among the people,17
That the LORDspake unto me, saying ,
Thou art to pass over through Ar, the coast of Moab, this day:19
And when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon,distress them not, nor meddle with them: for I will not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon any possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a possession.20
(That also was accounted a land of giants:giantsdwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonitescall them Zamzummims;a21
A peoplegreat, and many, and tall , as the Anakims; but the LORDdestroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead:
As he did to the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, when he destroyed the Horims from before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead even unto this day:23
And the Avims which dwelt in Hazerim, even unto Azzah, the Caphtorims, which came forth out of Caphtor,destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.)
Rise ye up , take your journey , and pass over the riverArnon:behold , I have given into thine handSihon the Amorite,king of Heshbon, and his land:beginb to possess it, and contend with him in battle.25
This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the nationsthat are under the whole heaven, who shall hearreport of thee, and shall tremble , and be in anguish because of thee.26
And I sentmessengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihonking of Heshbon with words of peace,saying ,
Let me pass through thy land: I will go along by the high way , I will neither turn unto the right hand nor to the left.28
Thou shalt sell me meat for money, that I may eat ; and give me water for money, that I may drink : only I will pass through on my feet;29
(As the children of Esau which dwell in Seir, and the Moabites which dwell in Ar,did unto me;) until I shall pass overJordan into the land which the LORD our Godgiveth us.
But Sihonking of Heshbonwould not let us pass by him: for the LORD thy Godhardened his spirit, and made his heartobstinate , that he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day.31
And the LORDsaid unto me, Behold , I have begun to giveSihon and his landbefore thee: begin to possess , that thou mayest inherit his land.32
Then Sihon came outagainst us, he and all his people, to fight at Jahaz.33
And the LORD our Goddelivered him before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people.34
And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men,c and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain:35
Only the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves, and the spoil of the cities which we took .
From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon, and from the city that is by the river, even unto Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us: the LORD our Goddelivered all unto us:37
Only unto the land of the children of Ammon thou camest not, nor unto any place of the riverJabbok, nor unto the cities in the mountains, nor unto whatsoever the LORD our Godforbad us.