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1 Then we turned around, and we traveled on the desert road toward the Red Sea, as the Lord had told me to do. We traveled through the mountains of Edom for many days. 1 Then we turned back and set out toward the desert along the route to the Red Sea, as the LORD had directed me. For a long time we made our way around the hill country of Seir.
2 Then the Lord said to me, 2 Then the LORD said to me,
3 "You have traveled through these mountains long enough. Turn north 3 "You have made your way around this hill country long enough; now turn north.
4 and give the people this command: 'You will soon go through the land that belongs to your relatives, the descendants of Esau who live in Edom. They will be afraid of you, but be very careful. 4 Give the people these orders: 'You are about to pass through the territory of your brothers the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir. They will be afraid of you, but be very careful.
5 Do not go to war against them. I will not give you any of their land -- not even a foot of it, because I have given the mountains of Edom to Esau as his own. 5 Do not provoke them to war, for I will not give you any of their land, not even enough to put your foot on. I have given Esau the hill country of Seir as his own.
6 You must pay them in silver for any food you eat or water you drink.'" 6 You are to pay them in silver for the food you eat and the water you drink.' "
7 The Lord your God has blessed everything you have done; he has protected you while you traveled through this great desert. The Lord your God has been with you for the past forty years, and you have had everything you needed. 7 The LORD your God has blessed you in all the work of your hands. He has watched over your journey through this vast desert. These forty years the LORD your God has been with you, and you have not lacked anything.
8 So we passed by our relatives, the descendants of Esau who lived in Edom. We turned off the Jordan Valley road that comes from the towns of Elath and Ezion Geber and traveled along the desert road to Moab. 8 So we went on past our brothers the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir. We turned from the Arabah road, which comes up from Elath and Ezion Geber, and traveled along the desert road of Moab.
9 Then the Lord said to me, "Don't bother the people of Moab. Don't go to war against them, because I will not give you any of their land as your own; I have given Ar to the descendants of Lot as their own." 9 Then the LORD said to me, "Do not harass the Moabites or provoke them to war, for I will not give you any part of their land. I have given Ar to the descendants of Lot as a possession."
10 (The Emites, who lived in Ar before, were strong people, and there were many of them. They were very tall, like the Anakites. 10 (The Emites used to live there--a people strong and numerous, and as tall as the Anakites.
11 The Emites were thought to be Rephaites, like the Anakites, but the Moabite people called them Emites. 11 Like the Anakites, they too were considered Rephaites, but the Moabites called them Emites.
12 The Horites also lived in Edom before, but the descendants of Esau forced them out and destroyed them, taking their place as Israel did in the land the Lord gave them as their own.) 12 Horites used to live in Seir, but the descendants of Esau drove them out. They destroyed the Horites from before them and settled in their place, just as Israel did in the land the LORD gave them as their possession.)
13 And the Lord said to me, "Now get up and cross the Zered Valley." So we crossed the valley. 13 And the LORD said, "Now get up and cross the Zered Valley." So we crossed the valley.
14 It had been thirty-eight years from the time we left Kadesh Barnea until we crossed the Zered Valley. By then, all the fighting men from that time had died, as the Lord had promised would happen. 14 Thirty-eight years passed from the time we left Kadesh Barnea until we crossed the Zered Valley. By then, that entire generation of fighting men had perished from the camp, as the LORD had sworn to them.
15 The Lord continued to work against them to remove them from the camp until they were all dead. 15 The LORD's hand was against them until he had completely eliminated them from the camp.
16 When the last of those fighting men had died, 16 Now when the last of these fighting men among the people had died,
17 the Lord said to me, 17 the LORD said to me,
18 "Today you will pass by Ar, on the border of Moab. 18 "Today you are to pass by the region of Moab at Ar.
19 When you come near the people of Ammon, don't bother them or go to war against them, because I will not give you any of their land as your own. I have given it to the descendants of Lot for their own." 19 When you come to the Ammonites, do not harass them or provoke them to war, for I will not give you possession of any land belonging to the Ammonites. I have given it as a possession to the descendants of Lot."
20 (That land was also thought to be a land of the Rephaites, because those people used to live there, but the Ammonites called them Zamzummites. 20 (That too was considered a land of the Rephaites, who used to live there; but the Ammonites called them Zamzummites.
21 They were strong people, and there were many of them; they were very tall, like the Anakites. The Lord destroyed the Zamzummites, and the Ammonites forced them out of the land and took their place. 21 They were a people strong and numerous, and as tall as the Anakites. The LORD destroyed them from before the Ammonites, who drove them out and settled in their place.
22 The Lord did the same thing for the descendants of Esau, who lived in Edom, when he destroyed the Horites. The Edomites forced them out of the land and took their place, and they live there to this day. 22 The LORD had done the same for the descendants of Esau, who lived in Seir, when he destroyed the Horites from before them. They drove them out and have lived in their place to this day.
23 The Cretan people came from Crete and destroyed the Avvites, who lived in towns all the way to Gaza; the Cretans destroyed them and took their place.) 23 And as for the Avvites who lived in villages as far as Gaza, the Caphtorites coming out from Caphtor destroyed them and settled in their place.)
24 The Lord said, "Get up and cross the Arnon Ravine. See, I am giving you the power to defeat Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and I am giving you his land. So fight against him and begin taking his land. 24 "Set out now and cross the Arnon Gorge. See, I have given into your hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his country. Begin to take possession of it and engage him in battle.
25 Today I will begin to make all the people in the world afraid of you. When they hear reports about you, they will shake with fear, and they will be terrified of you." 25 This very day I will begin to put the terror and fear of you on all the nations under heaven. They will hear reports of you and will tremble and be in anguish because of you."
26 I sent messengers from the desert of Kedemoth to Sihon king of Heshbon. They offered him peace, saying, 26 From the desert of Kedemoth I sent messengers to Sihon king of Heshbon offering peace and saying,
27 "If you let us pass through your country, we will stay on the road and not turn right or left. 27 "Let us pass through your country. We will stay on the main road; we will not turn aside to the right or to the left.
28 We will pay you in silver for any food we eat or water we drink. We only want to walk through your country. 28 Sell us food to eat and water to drink for their price in silver. Only let us pass through on foot--
29 The descendants of Esau in Edom let us go through their land, and so did the Moabites in Ar. We want to cross the Jordan River into the land the Lord our God has given us." 29 as the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir, and the Moabites, who live in Ar, did for us--until we cross the Jordan into the land the LORD our God is giving us."
30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass, because the Lord your God had made him stubborn. The Lord wanted you to defeat Sihon, and now this has happened. 30 But Sihon king of Heshbon refused to let us pass through. For the LORD your God had made his spirit stubborn and his heart obstinate in order to give him into your hands, as he has now done.
31 The Lord said to me, "See, I have begun to give Sihon and his country to you. Begin taking the land as your own." 31 The LORD said to me, "See, I have begun to deliver Sihon and his country over to you. Now begin to conquer and possess his land."
32 Then Sihon and all his army came out and fought us at Jahaz, 32 When Sihon and all his army came out to meet us in battle at Jahaz,
33 but the Lord our God gave Sihon to us. We defeated him, his sons, and all his army. 33 the LORD our God delivered him over to us and we struck him down, together with his sons and his whole army.
34 We captured all his cities at that time and completely destroyed them, as well as the men, women, and children. We left no one alive. 34 At that time we took all his towns and completely destroyed them--men, women and children. We left no survivors.
35 But we kept the cattle and valuable things from the cities for ourselves. 35 But the livestock and the plunder from the towns we had captured we carried off for ourselves.
36 We defeated Aroer on the edge of the Arnon Ravine, and we defeated the town in the ravine, and even as far as Gilead. No town was too strong for us; the Lord our God gave us all of them. 36 From Aroer on the rim of the Arnon Gorge, and from the town in the gorge, even as far as Gilead, not one town was too strong for us. The LORD our God gave us all of them.
37 But you did not go near the land of the Ammonites, on the shores of the Jabbok River, or the towns in the mountains, as the Lord our God had commanded. 37 But in accordance with the command of the LORD our God, you did not encroach on any of the land of the Ammonites, neither the land along the course of the Jabbok nor that around the towns in the hills.