And now, behold, the children of Ammon, and Moab, and Mount
Seir, whom thou wouldest not let Israel invade, when they came out of
the land of Egypt
Charging them not to meddle with them, nor take any of their lands from them, ( Deuteronomy 2:5 Deuteronomy 2:9 Deuteronomy 2:19 ) , but they turned from them, and destroyed them not;
in obedience to the divine command, when it was in their power to have done it.