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Deuteronomy 2 RHE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And departing from thence we came into the wilderness that leadeth to the Red Sea, as the Lord had spoken to me: and we compassed mount Seir 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 And the Lord said to me: 2 Then the LORD said to me,
3 You have compassed this mountain long enough: go toward the north: 3 "You have made your way around this hill country long enough; now turn north.
4 And command thou the people, saying: You shall pass by the borders of your brethren the children of Esau, who dwell in Seir, and they will be afraid of you. 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 Take ye then good heed that you stir not against them. For I will not give you of their land so much as the step of one foot can tread upon, because I have given mount Seir to Esau, for a possession. 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 shall buy meats of them for money and shall eat: you shall draw waters for money, and shall drink. 6 You are to pay them in silver for the food you eat and the water you drink.' "
7 The Lord thy God hath blessed thee in every work of thy hands: the Lord thy God dwelling with thee, knoweth thy journey, how thou hast passed through this great wilderness, for forty years, and thou hast wanted 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 And when we had passed by our brethren the children of Esau, that dwelt in Seir, by the way of the plain from Elath and from Asiongaber, we came to the way that leadeth to the desert of 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 And the Lord said to me: Fight not against the Moabites, neither go to battle against them: for I will not give thee any of their land, because I have given Ar to the children of Lot in possession. 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 Emims first were the inhabitants thereof, a people great, and strong, and so tall, that like the race of the Enacims, 10 (The Emites used to live there--a people strong and numerous, and as tall as the Anakites.
11 They were esteemed as giants, and were like the sons of the Enacims. But the Moabites call them Emims. 11 Like the Anakites, they too were considered Rephaites, but the Moabites called them Emites.
12 The Horrhites also formerly dwelt in Seir: who being driven out and destroyed, the children of Esau dwelt there, as Israel did in the land of his possession, which the Lord gave him. 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 Then rising up to pass the torrent Zared, we came to it. 13 And the LORD said, "Now get up and cross the Zered Valley." So we crossed the valley.
14 And the time that we journeyed from Cadesbarne till we passed over the torrent Zared, was thirty-eight years: until all the generation of the men that were fit for war was consumed out of the camp, as the Lord had sworn: 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 For his hand was against them, that they should perish from the midst of the camp. 15 The LORD's hand was against them until he had completely eliminated them from the camp.
16 And after all the fighting men were dead, 16 Now when the last of these fighting men among the people had died,
17 The Lord spoke to me, saying: 17 the LORD said to me,
18 Thou shalt pass this day the borders of Moab, the city named Ar: 18 "Today you are to pass by the region of Moab at Ar.
19 And when thou comest nigh the frontiers of the children of Ammon, take heed thou fight not against them, nor once move to battle: for I will not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon, because I have given it to the children of Lot for a possession. 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 It was accounted a land of giants: and giants formerly dwelt in it, whom the Ammonites call Zomzommims, 20 (That too was considered a land of the Rephaites, who used to live there; but the Ammonites called them Zamzummites.
21 A people great and many, and of tall stature, like the Enacims whom the Lord destroyed before their face: and he made them to dwell in their stead, 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 As he had done in favour of the children of Esau, that dwell in Seir, destroying the Horrhites, and delivering their land to them, which they possess 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 Hevites also, that dwelt in Haserim as far as Gaza, were expelled by the Cappadocians: who came out of Cappadocia, and destroyed them and dwelt in their stead. 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 Arise ye, and pass the torrent Arnon: Behold I have delivered into thy hand Sehon king of Hesebon the Amorrhite, and begin thou to possess his land and make war against him. 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 This day will I begin to send the dread and fear of thee upon the nations that dwell under the whole heaven: that when they hear thy name they may fear and tremble, and be in pain like women in travail. 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 So I sent messengers from the wilderness of Cademoth to Sehon the king of Hesebon with peaceable words, saying: 26 From the desert of Kedemoth I sent messengers to Sihon king of Heshbon offering peace and saying,
27 We will pass through thy land, we will go along by the highway: we will not turn aside neither to the right hand nor to the 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 Sell us meat for money, that we may eat: give us water for money and so we will drink. We only ask that thou wilt let us pass through, 28 Sell us food to eat and water to drink for their price in silver. Only let us pass through on foot--
29 As the children of Esau have done, that dwell in Seir, and the Moabites, that abide in Ar: until we come to the Jordan, and pass to the land which the Lord our God will give 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 And Sehon the king of Hesebon would not let us pass: because the Lord thy God had hardened his spirit, and fixed his heart, that he might be delivered into thy hands, as now thou seest. 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 And the Lord said to me: Behold I have begun to deliver unto thee Sehon and his land, begin to possess it. 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 And Sehon came out to meet us with all his people to fight at Jasa. 32 When Sihon and all his army came out to meet us in battle at Jahaz,
33 And the Lord our God delivered him to us: and we slew him with 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 And we took all his cities at that time, killing the inhabitants of them, men and women and children. We left nothing of them: 34 At that time we took all his towns and completely destroyed them--men, women and children. We left no survivors.
35 Except the cattle which came to the share of them that took them: and the spoils of the cities, which we took: 35 But the livestock and the plunder from the towns we had captured we carried off for ourselves.
36 From Aroer, which is upon the bank of the torrent Arnon, a town that is situate in a valley, as far as Galaad. There was not a village or city, that escaped our hands: the Lord our God delivered all unto 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 Except the land of the children of Ammon, to which we approached not: and all that border upon the torrent Jeboc, and the cities in the mountains, and all the places which the Lord our God forbade us. 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.