So Moses made a snake of fiery copper and put it on top of a flagpole. Anyone bitten by a snake who then looked at the copper snake lived.
The People of Israel set out and camped at Oboth.
They left Oboth and camped at Iye Abarim in the wilderness that faces Moab on the east.
They went from there and pitched camp in the Zered Valley.
Their next camp was alongside the Arnon River, which marks the border between Amorite country and Moab.
The Book of the Wars of God refers to this place: Waheb in Suphah, the canyons of Arnon;
Along the canyon ravines that lead to the village Ar And lean hard against the border of Moab.
They went on to Beer (The Well), where God said to Moses, "Gather the people; I'll give them water."
That's where Israel sang this song: Erupt, Well! Sing the Song of the Well,
the well sunk by princes, Dug out by the peoples' leaders digging with their scepters and staffs.
to Nahaliel to Bamoth (The Heights)
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)