And Moses sendeth messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, `Thus said thy brother Israel, Thou -- thou hast known all the travail which hath found us;
that our fathers go down to Egypt, and we dwell in Egypt many days, and the Egyptians do evil to us and to our fathers;
and we cry unto Jehovah, and He heareth our voice, and sendeth a messenger, and is bringing us out of Egypt; and lo, we [are] in Kadesh, a city [in] the extremity of thy border.
Let us pass over, we pray thee, through thy land; we pass not over through a field, or through a vineyard, nor do we drink waters of a well; the way of the king we go, we turn not aside -- right or left -- till that we pass over thy border.'
And Edom saith unto him, `Thou dost not pass over through me, lest with sword I come out to meet thee.'
And the sons of Israel say unto him, `In the highway we go, and if of thy waters we drink -- I and my cattle -- then I have given their price; only (it is nothing) on my feet I pass over.'
And he saith, `Thou dost not pass over;' and Edom cometh out to meet him with much people, and with a strong hand;
and Edom refuseth to suffer Israel to pass over through his border, and Israel turneth aside from off him.
And the sons of Israel, the whole company, journey from Kadesh, and come in unto mount Hor,
and Jehovah speaketh unto Moses and unto Aaron in mount Hor, on the border of the land of Edom, saying,
`Aaron is gathered unto his people, for he doth not go in unto the land which I have given to the sons of Israel, because that ye provoked My mouth at the waters of Meribah.