"If you allow us to travel through your country, we'll go straight through and won't ever leave the road.
We'll pay you in silver for the food we eat and the water we drink. Please let us go through,
as the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir, and the Moabites, who live in Ar, did for us. We'll keep going until we cross the Jordan River into the land the LORD our God is giving us."
But King Sihon of Heshbon wouldn't allow us to pass through. The LORD your God made him stubborn and overconfident in order to hand him over to you, as he has now done.
The LORD said to me, "I have begun to give you Sihon and his country. Go ahead! Take possession of his land."
Sihon and all his troops came out to meet us in battle at Jahaz.
The LORD our God gave Sihon to us, and we defeated him, his sons, and all his troops.
At that time we captured all his cities and claimed them for God by destroying men, women, and children. There were no survivors.
However, we did loot the cities that we captured, taking the cattle and goods.
From Aroer on the edge of the Arnon Valley and the city in that valley as far as Gilead, no city had walls that could keep us out. The LORD our God gave us all of them.
But the LORD our God had forbidden you to go anywhere near the land of the Ammonites. So you didn't enter the land along the bank of the Jabbok River or capture the cities in the mountains.