And when kingArad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south,heard tell that Israelcame by the way of the spies; then he fought against Israel, and took some of them prisoners.2
And Israelvowed a vow unto the LORD, and said , If thou wilt indeeddeliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.3
And the LORDhearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: and he called the name of the placeHormah.a4
And they journeyed from mountHor by the way of the Redsea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouragedb because of the way.5
And the peoplespake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soulloatheth this lightbread.6
And the LORDsentfieryserpents among the people, and they bit the people; and muchpeople of Israeldied .
Therefore the peoplecame to Moses, and said , We have sinned , for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Mosesprayed for the people.8
And the LORDsaid unto Moses,Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten , when he looketh upon it, shall live .
And Mosesmade a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived .
And the children of Israel set forward , and pitched in Oboth.11
And they journeyed from Oboth, and pitched at Ijeabarim,c in the wilderness which is beforeMoab, toward the sunrising .
From thence they removed , and pitched in the valley of Zared.13
From thence they removed , and pitched on the other side of Arnon, which is in the wilderness that cometh out of the coasts of the Amorites: for Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.14
Wherefore it is said in the book of the wars of the LORD, What he did in the Red sea, and in the brooks of Arnon,15
And at the stream of the brooks that goeth down to the dwelling of Ar, and liethd upon the border of Moab.16
And from thence they went to Beer: that is the well whereof the LORDspake unto Moses,Gather the peopletogether , and I will give them water.17
Then Israelsang this song, Spring up , O well;sing ye unto it:
The princesdigged the well, the nobles of the peopledigged it, by the direction of the lawgiver , with their staves. And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah:19
And from Mattanah to Nahaliel: and from Nahaliel to Bamoth:20
And from Bamoth in the valley, that is in the countrye of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which lookethtowardJeshimon.21
And Israelsentmessengers unto Sihonking of the Amorites,saying ,
Let me pass through thy land: we will not turn into the fields, or into the vineyards; we will not drink of the waters of the well: but we will go along by the king's high way, until we be past thy borders.23
And Sihon would not sufferIsrael to pass through his border: but Sihongathered all his peopletogether , and went outagainstIsrael into the wilderness: and he came to Jahaz, and fought against Israel.24
And Israelsmote him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from Arnon unto Jabbok, even unto the children of Ammon: for the border of the children of Ammon was strong.25
And Israeltook all these cities: and Israeldwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the villagesf thereof.
For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the formerking of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even unto Arnon.27
Wherefore they that speak in proverbssay , Come into Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and prepared :
For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon: it hath consumedAr of Moab, and the lords of the high places of Arnon.29Woe to thee, Moab! thou art undone , O people of Chemosh: he hath given his sons that escaped, and his daughters, into captivity unto Sihonking of the Amorites.30
We have shot at them; Heshbon is perished even unto Dibon, and we have laid them waste even unto Nophah, which reacheth unto Medeba.31
Thus Israeldwelt in the land of the Amorites.32
And Mosessent to spy outJaazer, and they took the villages thereof, and drove out the Amorites that were there.
And they turned and went up by the way of Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan went outagainst them, he, and all his people, to the battle at Edrei.34
And the LORDsaid unto Moses,Fear him not: for I have delivered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land; and thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Sihonking of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.35
So they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, until there was noneleft him alive: and they possessed his land.