The LORD said to Moses, "Make a snake and put it up on a pole;1 anyone who is bitten can look at it and live."
So Moses made a bronze snake2 and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, he lived.3
The Israelites moved on and camped at Oboth.411
Then they set out from Oboth and camped in Iye Abarim, in the desert that faces Moab5 toward the sunrise.
From there they moved on and camped in the Zered Valley.613
They set out from there and camped alongside the Arnon7, which is in the desert extending into Amorite territory. The Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.814
That is why the Book of the Wars9 of the LORD says: ". . . Waheb in Suphaha and the ravines, the Arnon
andb the slopes of the ravines that lead to the site of Ar10 and lie along the border of Moab."
From there they continued on to Beer,11 the well where the LORD said to Moses, "Gather the people together and I will give them water."
Then Israel sang this song:12 "Spring up, O well! Sing about it,
about the well that the princes dug, that the nobles of the people sank-- the nobles with scepters and staffs." Then they went from the desert to Mattanah,