1 we journeyed back into the wilderness, in the direction of the Red Sea, as the Lord had told me and skirted Mount Seir for many days.
2 Then the Lord said to me:
3 "You have been skirting this hill country long enough. Head north,
4 and charge the people as follows: You are about to pass through the territory of your kindred, the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir. They will be afraid of you, so, be very careful
5 not to engage in battle with them, for I will not give you even so much as a foot's length of their land, since I have given Mount Seir to Esau as a possession.
6 You shall purchase food from them for money, so that you may eat; and you shall also buy water from them for money, so that you may drink.