14 From Kadesh Moses sent messengers to the king of Edom: "Thus your brother Israel has said, 'You know all the hardship that has found us;
15 our ancestors went down to Egypt, and we lived in Egypt {a long time}, and the Egyptians mistreated us and our ancestors.
References for Numbers 20:15
    • j 20:15 - Or "fathers"
    • k 20:15 - Literally "many days"
    • l 20:15 - Or "fathers"
      16 Then we cried to Yahweh, and he heard our voice; he sent an angel and brought us out from Egypt. And look, we [are] in Kadesh, a city on the edge of your territory.
      17 Please let us go through your land. We will not go through a field or vineyard, and we will not drink water from a well. We will go along the road of the king; we will not turn aside right or left until we have gone through your territory.'"
      18 Then Edom said to him, "You will not pass through us lest {we will go out} to meet you with the sword."
      References for Numbers 20:18
        • m 20:18 - Hebrew "me"
        • n 20:18 - Hebrew "I will go out"
          19 The {Israelites} said to him, "We will go up on the main road, and if we and our livestock drink your water, we will pay [for it]. It is only a small matter; let us pass through on our feet."
          References for Numbers 20:19
            • o 20:19 - Literally "sons/children of Israel"
            • p 20:19 - Hebrew "I"
            • q 20:19 - Hebrew "my livestock"
            • r 20:19 - Hebrew "I will give their worth"
            • s 20:19 - Hebrew "I will go through on my feet"
              20 But he said, "You will not go through." And Edom went out to meet {them} with a large army and a strong hand.
              References for Numbers 20:20
                  21 So Edom refused to give Israel passage through his territory, and Israel turned aside from him.