Nehemiah 9:22

22 “You gave them kingdoms and nations, allotting to them even the remotest frontiers. They took over the country of Sihona king of Heshbon and the country of Og king of Bashan.

Read Nehemiah 9:22 Using Other Translations

Moreover thou gavest them kingdoms and nations, and didst divide them into corners: so they possessed the land of Sihon, and the land of the king of Heshbon, and the land of Og king of Bashan.
"And you gave them kingdoms and peoples and allotted to them every corner. So they took possession of the land of Sihon king of Heshbon and the land of Og king of Bashan.
“Then you helped our ancestors conquer kingdoms and nations, and you placed your people in every corner of the land. They took over the land of King Sihon of Heshbon and the land of King Og of Bashan.

What does Nehemiah 9:22 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Nehemiah 9:22

Moreover, thou gavest them kingdoms and nations
The two kingdoms of Sihon and Og, and the seven nations of Canaan:

and didst divide them into corners;
or "corner"; into every corner of the land of Canaan, so that they possessed the whole of it, a few cities excepted; Jarchi interprets it of one corner, that they might not be mixed with the people of the land, but be all together in one place; but Aben Ezra understands it of the Canaanites, of their being divided and scattered into corners, when they fled from the Israelites; but the former sense seems best:

so they possessed the land of Sihon, and the land of the king of
Heshbon;
or "eren", or "namely" F26, "the land of the king of Heshbon"; for Sihon was king of Heshbon, and so the land the same:

and the land of Og king of Bashan;
those lands both lay on the other side Jordan, and were possessed by the tribes of Reuben and Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh.


FOOTNOTES:

F26 So Piscator, Patrick, Rambachius.
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