Deuteronomy 2:9

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.”

Read Deuteronomy 2:9 Using Other Translations

And the LORD said unto me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give thee of their land for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a possession.
And the LORD said to me, 'Do not harass Moab or contend with them in battle, for I will not give you any of their land for a possession, because I have given Ar to the people of Lot for a possession.'
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.’”

What does Deuteronomy 2:9 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Deuteronomy 2:9

And the Lord said unto me
When upon the borders of Moab:

distress not the Moabites, neither contend with than in battle;
besiege not any of their cities, nor draw them into a battle, or provoke them to fight:

for I will not give thee of their land for a possession;
at least not as yet, the measure of their sins not being fully up, and the time of their punishment not come; otherwise in David's time they were subdued, and became tributaries to him, and the Edomites also, ( 2 Samuel 8:2 2 Samuel 8:14 ) ,

because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a possession;
so the Moabites were, they sprung from Moab, a son of Lot by his firstborn daughter, ( Genesis 19:37 ) . Ar was the metropolis of Moab, called Ar of Moab, ( Isaiah 15:1 ) and is here put for the whole country of Moab; so Aben Ezra interprets it of Moab. Jarchi says it is the name of the province; in the Septuagint version it called Aroer.

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