Israel, however, put him to the sword1 and took over his land2 from the Arnon to the Jabbok,3 but only as far as the Ammonites,4 because their border was fortified.
Israel captured all the cities of the Amorites5 and occupied them,6 including Heshbon7 and all its surrounding settlements.
Heshbon was the city of Sihon8 king of the Amorites,9 who had fought against the former king of Moab10 and had taken from him all his land as far as the Arnon.1127
That is why the poets say: "Come to Heshbon and let it be rebuilt; let Sihon's city be restored.
"Fire went out from Heshbon, a blaze from the city of Sihon.12 It consumed13 Ar14 of Moab, the citizens of Arnon's heights.1529
Woe to you, O Moab!16 You are destroyed, O people of Chemosh!17 He has given up his sons as fugitives18 and his daughters as captives19 to Sihon king of the Amorites.
"But we have overthrown them; Heshbon is destroyed all the way to Dibon.20 We have demolished them as far as Nophah, which extends to Medeba.21"
So Israel settled in the land of the Amorites.2232
After Moses had sent spies23 to Jazer,24 the Israelites captured its surrounding settlements and drove out the Amorites who were there.
Then they turned and went up along the road toward Bashan25,26 and Og king of Bashan and his whole army marched out to meet them in battle at Edrei.2734
The LORD said to Moses, "Do not be afraid of him, for I have handed him over to you, with his whole army and his land. Do to him what you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon.28"