Deuteronomy 2:1-6 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 we journeyed back into the wilderness, in the direction of the Red Sea, as the Lord had told me and skirted Mount Seir 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 been skirting this hill country long enough. Head north, 3 "You have made your way around this hill country long enough; now turn north.
4 and charge the people as follows: You are about to pass through the territory of your kindred, the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir. They will be afraid of you, so, 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 not to engage in battle with them, for I will not give you even so much as a foot's length of their land, since I have given Mount Seir to Esau as 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 purchase food from them for money, so that you may eat; and you shall also buy water from them for money, so that you may drink. 6 You are to pay them in silver for the food you eat and the water you drink.' "