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Deuteronomy 2 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Then we turned around and set out across the wilderness toward the Red Sea, just as the LORD had instructed me, and we wandered around Mount Seir for a long time. 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 at last the LORD said to me, 2 Then the LORD said to me,
3 'You have been wandering around in this hill country long enough; turn northward." 3 "You have made your way around this hill country long enough; now turn north.
4 Give these orders to the people: "You will be passing through the country belonging to your relatives the Edomites, the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir. The Edomites will feel threatened, so be 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 Don't bother them, for I have given them all the hill country around Mount Seir as their property, and I will not give you any of their land. 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 Pay them for whatever food or water you use. 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 and has watched your every step through this great wilderness. During these forty years, the LORD your God has been with you and provided for your every need so that you lacked nothing."'" 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 went past our relatives, the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir, and avoided the road through the Arabah Valley that comes up from Elath and Ezion-geber. "Then as we traveled northward along the desert route through 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 the LORD warned us, 'Do not bother the Moabites, the descendants of Lot, or start a war with them. I have given them Ar as their property, and I will not give you any of their land.'" 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 (A numerous and powerful race of giants called the Emites had once lived in the area of Ar. They were as tall as the Anakites, another race of giants. 10 (The Emites used to live there--a people strong and numerous, and as tall as the Anakites.
11 Both the Emites and the Anakites are often referred to as the Rephaites, but the Moabites called them Emites. 11 Like the Anakites, they too were considered Rephaites, but the Moabites called them Emites.
12 In earlier times the Horites had lived at Mount Seir, but they were driven out and displaced by the descendants of Esau. In a similar way the peoples in Canaan were driven from the land that the LORD had assigned to Israel.) 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 Moses continued, "Then the LORD told us to cross Zered Brook, and we did." 13 And the LORD said, "Now get up and cross the Zered Valley." So we crossed the valley.
14 So thirty-eight years passed from the time we first arrived at Kadesh-barnea until we finally crossed Zered Brook! For the LORD had vowed that this could not happen until all the men old enough to fight in battle had died in the wilderness. 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 had lifted his hand against them until all of them had finally died. 15 The LORD's hand was against them until he had completely eliminated them from the camp.
16 "When all the men of fighting age 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 cross the border of Moab at Ar 18 "Today you are to pass by the region of Moab at Ar.
19 and enter the land of Ammon. But do not bother the Ammonites, the descendants of Lot, or start a war with them. I have given the land of Ammon to them as their property, and I will not give you any of their land.'" 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 area, too, was once considered the land of the Rephaites, though the Ammonites referred to them as 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 a numerous and powerful race, as tall as the Anakites. But the LORD destroyed them so the Ammonites could occupy their land. 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 He had similarly helped the descendants of Esau at Mount Seir, for he destroyed the Horites so they could settle there in their place. The descendants of Esau 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 A similar thing happened when the Caphtorites from Crete invaded and destroyed the Avvites, who had lived in villages in the area of Gaza.) 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 Moses continued, "Then the LORD said, 'Now cross the Arnon Gorge! Look, I will help you defeat Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and I will give you his land. Attack him and begin to occupy the 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 Beginning today I will make all people throughout the earth terrified of you. When they hear reports about you, they will tremble with dread and fear.'" 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 "Then from the wilderness of Kedemoth I sent ambassadors to King Sihon of Heshbon with this proposal of peace: 26 From the desert of Kedemoth I sent messengers to Sihon king of Heshbon offering peace and saying,
27 'Let us pass through your land. We will stay on the main road and won't turn off into the fields on either side. 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 for every bite of food we eat and all the water we drink. All we want is permission to pass through your land. 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 at Mount Seir allowed us to go through their country, and so did the Moabites, who live in Ar. Let us pass through until we cross the Jordan 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 King Sihon refused to allow you to pass through, because the LORD your God made Sihon stubborn and defiant so he could help you defeat them, as he has now done. 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 "Then the LORD said to me, 'Look, I have begun to hand King Sihon and his land over to you. Begin now to conquer and occupy his land.'" 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 King Sihon declared war on us and mobilized his forces at Jahaz. 32 When Sihon and all his army came out to meet us in battle at Jahaz,
33 But the LORD our God handed him over to us, and we crushed him, his sons, and all his people. 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 conquered all his towns and completely destroyed everyone -- men, women, and children. Not a single person was spared. 34 At that time we took all his towns and completely destroyed them--men, women and children. We left no survivors.
35 We took all the livestock as plunder for ourselves, along with anything of value from the towns we ransacked. 35 But the livestock and the plunder from the towns we had captured we carried off for ourselves.
36 "The LORD our God helped us conquer Aroer on the edge of the Arnon Gorge, the town in the gorge, and the whole area as far as Gilead. No town had walls too strong for us. 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 However, we stayed away from the Ammonites along the Jabbok River and the towns in the hill country -- all the places the LORD our God had commanded us to leave alone." 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.