Numbers 21:21

Defeat of Sihon and Og

21 Israel sent messengers to say to Sihon king of the Amorites:

Numbers 21:21 in Other Translations

KJV
21 And Israel sent messengers unto Sihon king of the Amorites, saying,
ESV
21 Then Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, saying,
NLT
21 The Israelites sent ambassadors to King Sihon of the Amorites with this message:
MSG
21 Israel sent emissaries to Sihon, king of the Amorites, saying,
CSB
21 Israel sent messengers to say to Sihon king of the Amorites:

Numbers 21:21 Meaning and Commentary

Numbers 21:21

And Israel sent messengers unto Sihon king of the Amorites,
&c.] Who were one of the nations of the Canaanites, and a principal and powerful one, and who were devoted to destruction, and their land designed for the people of Israel; see ( Genesis 15:16 ) , at this time Sihon was their king, to whom Moses, in the name of Israel, sent a very peaceable message from the wilderness of Kedemoth, which lay near his country, ( Deuteronomy 2:26 ) :

saying;
as follows.

Numbers 21:21 In-Context

19 from Mattanah to Nahaliel, from Nahaliel to Bamoth,
20 and from Bamoth to the valley in Moab where the top of Pisgah overlooks the wasteland.
21 Israel sent messengers to say to Sihon king of the Amorites:
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 would not let Israel pass through his territory. He mustered his entire army and marched out into the wilderness against Israel. When he reached Jahaz, he fought with Israel.

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Genesis 32:3
  • 2. Numbers 32:33; Deuteronomy 1:4; Deuteronomy 2:26-27; Joshua 2:10; Joshua 12:2,4; Joshua 13:10; Judges 11:19-21; 1 Kings 4:19; Nehemiah 9:22; Psalms 135:11; Psalms 136:19; Jeremiah 48:45
  • 3. S Exodus 23:23