Numbers 21 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
  Search
Common English Bible (CEB) New International Version (NIV)
1 When the Canaanite king of Arad, who ruled in the arid southern plain, heard that the Israelites were coming on the Atharim road, he fought against Israel and took some of them captive. 1 When the Canaanite king of Arad, who lived in the Negev, heard that Israel was coming along the road to Atharim, he attacked the Israelites and captured some of them.
2 Then Israel made a solemn promise to the LORD and said, "If you give this people into our hands, we will completely destroy their city." 2 Then Israel made this vow to the LORD: "If you will deliver these people into our hands, we will totally destroy their cities."
3 The LORD heard the voice of Israel and handed the Canaanites over. They completely destroyed them and their cities, so the name of the place is called Hormah. 3 The LORD listened to Israel's plea and gave the Canaanites over to them. They completely destroyed them and their towns; so the place was named Hormah.
4 They marched from Mount Hor on the Reed Sea road around the land of Edom. The people became impatient on the road. 4 They traveled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea, to go around Edom. But the people grew impatient on the way;
5 The people spoke against God and Moses: "Why did you bring us up from Egypt to kill us in the desert, where there is no food or water. And we detest this miserable bread!" 5 they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the desert? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!"
6 So the LORD sent poisonous snakes among the people and they bit the people. Many of the Israelites died. 6 Then the LORD sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died.
7 The people went to Moses and said, "We've sinned, for we spoke against the LORD and you. Pray to the LORD so that he will send the snakes away from us." So Moses prayed for the people. 7 The people came to Moses and said, "We sinned when we spoke against the LORD and against you. Pray that the LORD will take the snakes away from us." So Moses prayed for the people.
8 The LORD said to Moses, "Make a poisonous snake and place it on a pole. Whoever is bitten can look at it and live." 8 The LORD said to Moses, "Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live."
9 Moses made a bronze snake and placed it on a pole. If a snake bit someone, that person could look at the bronze snake and live. 9 So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, he lived.
10 Then the Israelites marched and they camped at Oboth. 10 The Israelites moved on and camped at Oboth.
11 They marched from Oboth and camped at Iye-abarim in the desert on the border of Moab toward the east. 11 Then they set out from Oboth and camped in Iye Abarim, in the desert that faces Moab toward the sunrise.
12 From there they marched and camped in the Zered ravine. 12 From there they moved on and camped in the Zered Valley.
13 From there they marched and camped across the Arnon in the desert that extends from the border of the Amorites, for the Arnon was the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites. 13 They set out from there and camped alongside the Arnon, which is in the desert extending into Amorite territory. The Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.
14 For this reason the scroll of the LORD's wars says: Waheb in Suphah and the ravines. The Arnon 14 That is why the Book of the Wars of the LORD says: ". . . Waheb in Suphah and the ravines, the Arnon
15 and the ravines that extend to the settlement of Ar and lie along the border of Moab. 15 and the slopes of the ravines that lead to the site of Ar and lie along the border of Moab."
16 From there they marched to Beer, the well where the LORD said to Moses, "Gather the people, and I'll give them water." 16 From there they continued on to Beer, the well where the LORD said to Moses, "Gather the people together and I will give them water."
17 Then the Israelites sang this song: "Well, flow up! Sing about it! 17 Then Israel sang this song: "Spring up, O well! Sing about it,
18 The well that the officials dug, that the officials of the people hollowed out with the ruler's scepter and their staffs." They marched from the desert to Mattanah; 18 about the well that the princes dug, that the nobles of the people sank-- the nobles with scepters and staffs." Then they went from the desert to Mattanah,
19 from Mattanah to Nahaliel; from Nahaliel to Bamoth; 19 from Mattanah to Nahaliel, from Nahaliel to Bamoth,
20 from Bamoth to the valley in the Moabite countryside, to the top of Pisgah overlooking Jeshimon. 20 and from Bamoth to the valley in Moab where the top of Pisgah overlooks the wasteland.
21 Then the Israelites sent messengers to Sihon the Amorite king: 21 Israel sent messengers to say to Sihon king of the Amorites:
22 "Let us pass through your land. We won't turn aside into a field or vineyard. We won't drink water from a well. We will walk on the King's Highway until we cross your border." 22 "Let us pass through your country. We will not turn aside into any field or vineyard, or drink water from any well. We will travel along the king's highway until we have passed through your territory."
23 But Sihon wouldn't allow the Israelites to cross his border. Sihon gathered all his people and went out to meet the Israelites in the desert. When he came to Jahaz, he attacked the Israelites. 23 But Sihon would not let Israel pass through his territory. He mustered his entire army and marched out into the desert against Israel. When he reached Jahaz, he fought with Israel.
24 The Israelites struck him down with their swords and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, as far as the Ammonites, for the border of the Ammonites was fortified. 24 Israel, however, put him to the sword and took over his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, but only as far as the Ammonites, because their border was fortified.
25 The Israelites took all these cities. Then the Israelites settled in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon and all its villages. 25 Israel captured all the cities of the Amorites and occupied them, including Heshbon and all its surrounding settlements.
26 Now Heshbon was the city of Sihon the Amorite king who had fought against the former king of Moab. He had taken all his land from him as far as the Arnon. 26 Heshbon was the city of Sihon king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab and had taken from him all his land as far as the Arnon.
27 Therefore, the poets say: "Come to Heshbon, let it be built. Let the city of Sihon be established. 27 That is why the poets say: "Come to Heshbon and let it be rebuilt; let Sihon's city be restored.
28 Fire went out from Heshbon, flame from Sihon's city. It consumed Ar of Moab and swallowed up the shrines of the Arnon. 28 "Fire went out from Heshbon, a blaze from the city of Sihon. It consumed Ar of Moab, the citizens of Arnon's heights.
29 You are doomed, Moab! You are destroyed, people of Chemosh! He gave his sons as fugitives, and his daughters as captives to the Amorite king Sihon. 29 Woe to you, O Moab! You are destroyed, O people of Chemosh! He has given up his sons as fugitives and his daughters as captives to Sihon king of the Amorites.
30 Yet we have thrown them down, destroying them from Heshbon to Dibon. We brought ruin until Nophah, which is by Medeba." 30 "But we have overthrown them; Heshbon is destroyed all the way to Dibon. We have demolished them as far as Nophah, which extends to Medeba."
31 Israel settled in the land of the Amorites. 31 So Israel settled in the land of the Amorites.
32 Moses sent spies to Jazer. They captured its villages and took possession of the Amorites who were there. 32 After Moses had sent spies to Jazer, the Israelites captured its surrounding settlements and drove out the Amorites who were there.
33 Then they turned and ascended the road of Bashan. Og, Bashan's king, came out at Edrei to meet them in battle, he and all his people. 33 Then they turned and went up along the road toward Bashan, and Og king of Bashan and his whole army marched out to meet them in battle at Edrei.
34 The LORD said to Moses: Don't be afraid of him, for I have handed over all his people and his land. Do to him as you did to Sihon the Amorite king who ruled in Heshbon. 34 The LORD said to Moses, "Do not be afraid of him, for I have handed him over to you, with his whole army and his land. Do to him what you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon."
35 They slaughtered Og, his sons, and all his people until there were no survivors. Then they took possession of his land. 35 So they struck him down, together with his sons and his whole army, leaving them no survivors. And they took possession of his land.