Numbers 21:7-17 NIV

7 The people came to Moses1 and said, "We sinned2 when we spoke against the LORD and against you. Pray that the LORD 3 will take the snakes away from us." So Moses prayed4 for the people.

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8 The LORD said to Moses, "Make a snake and put it up on a pole;5 anyone who is bitten can look at it and live."

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9 So Moses made a bronze snake6 and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, he lived.7

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The Journey to Moab

10 The Israelites moved on and camped at Oboth.8

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11 Then they set out from Oboth and camped in Iye Abarim, in the desert that faces Moab9 toward the sunrise.

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12 From there they moved on and camped in the Zered Valley.10

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13 They set out from there and camped alongside the Arnon11, which is in the desert extending into Amorite territory. The Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.12

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14 That is why the Book of the Wars13 of the LORD says: ". . . Waheb in Suphaha and the ravines, the Arnon

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    • d 21:14 - The meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.
      15 andb the slopes of the ravines that lead to the site of Ar14 and lie along the border of Moab."

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        • e 21:15 - ,15 Or ""I have been given from Suphah and the ravines / of the Arnon 15 to"
          16 From there they continued on to Beer,15 the well where the LORD said to Moses, "Gather the people together and I will give them water."

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          17 Then Israel sang this song:16 "Spring up, O well! Sing about it,

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