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45 And ye returned and wept before the LORD; but the LORD would not hearken to your voice, nor give ear unto you.
46 So ye abode in Kadesh many days, according unto the days that ye abode there.
CHAP. II. THEN we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the LORD spake unto me : and we compassed mount Seir many days.
2 And the LORD spake unto me, saying,
3 Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.
4 And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed unto yourselves therefore:
5 Meddle not with them ; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as a foot breadth ; because I have given mount Seir unto Esau for a possession.
6 Ye shall buy meat of them for money, that ye may eat; and ye shall also buy water of them for money, that ye may drink.
7 For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the LORD thy God hath been with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.
8 And when we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath, and from Ezion-gaber, we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab.
9 And the LORD said unto me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle : for I will not give thee of their land for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a possession.
10 The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims;
11 Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call them Emims.
12 The Horims also dwelt in Seir beforetime; but the children of Esau succeeded them, when they had destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their stead; as Israel did unto the land of his possession, which the Lord gave unto them.
13 Now rise up, said I, and get you over the brook Zered. And we went over the brook Zered.
14 And the space in which we came from Kadesh-barnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, was thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were wasted out from among the host, as the LORD sware unto them.
15 For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them from among the host, until they were consumed.
16 So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed and dead from among the people,
17 That the LORD spake unto me, saying,
18 Thou art to pass over through Ar, the coast of Moab, this day:
19 And when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon, distress them not, nor meddle with them: for I will not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon any possession ; because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a possession.
20 (That also was accounted a land of giants : giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims;
21 A people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead :
22 As he did to the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, when he destroyed the Horims from before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead even unto this day:
23 And the Avims which dwelt in Hazerim, even unto Azzah, the Caphtorims, which came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.)
24 Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon : behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land : begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.
25 This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the nations that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee.
26 And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sibon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying,
27 Let me pass through thy land : I will go along by the high way, I will neither turn unto the right hand nor to the left.
28 Thou shalt sell me meat for money, that I may eat; and give me water for money, that I may drink: only I will pass through on my feet;
29 (As the children of Esau which dwell in Seir, and the Moabites which dwell in Ar, did unto me;) until I shall pass over Jordan into the land which the LORD our God giveth us.
30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him : for the LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day. .
31 And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have begun to give Silon and his land before thee : begin to possess, that thou mayest inherit his land. .
32 Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, to fight at Jahaz.
33 And the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people. · 34 And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain :
35 Only the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves, and the spoil of the cities which we took.
36 From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon, and from the city that is by the river, even unto Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us: the LORD our God delivered all unto us:
37 Only unto the land of the children of Ammon thou camest not, nor unto any place of the river Jabbok, nor unto the cities in the mountains, nor unto whatsoever the LORD our God forbad us.
CHAP. III. THEN we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan came out against
us, he and all his people, to battle the breadth of it, after the cubit of at Edrei.
a man. 2 And the LORD said unto me, 12 And this land, which we posFear hiin not: for I will deliver him, sessed at that time, from Aroer, and all his people, and his land, into which is by the river Arnon, and thy hand; and thou shalt do unto half mount Gilead, and the cities him as thou didst unto Sihon king thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites of the Amorites, which dwelt at and to the Gadites. Heshbon.
13 And the rest of Gilead, and 3 So the LORD our God delivered all Bashan, being the kingdom of into our hands Og also, the king of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Bashan, and all his people: and we Manasseh ; all the region of Argob, smote him until none was left to with all Bashan, which was called him remaining.
the land of giants. 4 And we took all his cities at 14 Jair the son of Manasseh took that time, there was not a city which all the country of Argob unto the we took not from them, threescore coasts of Geshuri and Maachathi ; cities, all the region of Argob, the and called them after his own name, kingdom of Og in Bashan.
Bashan-havoth-jair, unto this day. 5 All these cities were fenced with 15 And I gave Gilead unto Mahigh walls, gates, and bars ; beside chir. unwalled towns a great many.
16 And unto the Reubenites and 6 And we utterly destroyed them, unto the Gadites I gave from Gilead as we did unto Sihon king of Hesh even unto the river Arnon half the bon, utterly destroying the inen, wo valley, and the border even unto the men, and children, of every city. river Jabbok, which is the border of
7 But all the cattle, and the spoil the children of Ammon; of the cities, we took for a prey to 17 The plain also, and Jordan, ourselves.
and the coast thereof, from Chinne8 And we took at that time out reth even unto the sea of the plain, of the hand of the two kings of the even the salt sea, under AshdothAmorites the land that was on this pisgah eastward. side Jordan, from the river of Arnon 18 And I commanded you at that unto mount Hermon;
time, saying, The LORD your God 9 (Which Hermon the Sidonians hath given you this land to possess call Sirion; and the Amorites call it it: ye shall pass over armed before Shenir ;)
your brethren the children of Israel, 10 All the cities of the plain, and all that are meet for the war. all Gilead, and all Bashan, unto Sal 19 But your wives, and your little chah and Edrei, cities of the king ones, and your cattle, (for I know dom of Og in Bashan.
that ye have much cattle,) shall 11 For only Og king of Bashan abide in your cities which I have remained of the remnant of giants ; given you; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead 20 Until the LORD have given of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the rest unto your brethren, as well as children of Ammon? nine cubits was unto you, and until they also posthe length thereof, and four cubits sess the land which the LORD your
God hath given them beyond Jordan: and then shall ye return every man unto his possession, which I have given you.
21 And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, Thine eyes have seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto these two kings: so shall the LORD do unto all the kingdoms whither thou passest.
22 Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your God he shall fight for you.
23 And I besought the LORD at that time, saying,
24 O Lord God, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might ?
25 I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon.
26 But the LORD was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and the LORD said unto me, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter.
27 Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold it with thine eyes : for thou shalt not go over this Jordan.
28 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him : for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.
29 So we abode in the valley over against Beth-peor.
CHAP. IV. Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judg
ments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you.
2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
3 Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baal-peor : for all the men that followed Baalpeor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed them from among you.
4 But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your God are alive every one of you this day.
5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.
6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
7 For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?
8 And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;
10 Specially the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto
me, Gather me the people together, divided unto all nations under the and I will make them hear my words, whole heaven. . ii that they may learn to fear me all · 20 But the LORD hath taken you, the days that they shall live upon and brought you-forth out of the the earth, and that they may teach iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to their children.
be unto him a people of inheritance, 11 And ye came near and stood as ye are this day. under the mountain ; and the moun 21 Furthermore the LORD was tain burned with fire unto the midst angry with me for your sakes, and of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and sware that I should not go over Jorthick darkness.
dan, and that I should not go in un12 And the LORD spake unto you to that good land, which the LORD out of the midst of the fire: ye heard thy God giveth thee for an inhethe voice of the words, but saw no ritance: similitude; only ye heard a voice. 22 But I must die in this land, I
13 And he declared unto you his must not go over Jordan : but ye covenant, which he commanded you shall go over, and possess that good to perform, even ten commandments; land. and he wrote them upon two tables 23 Take heed unto yourselves, of stone.
lest ye forget the covenant of the 14 And the LORD commanded me LORD your God, which he made at that time to teach you statutes with you, and make you a graven and judgments, that ye might do image, or the likeness of any thing, them in the land whither ye go over which the LORD thy God hath forto possess it. .
bidden thee. 15 Take ye therefore good heed 24 For the LORD thy God is a conunto yourselves; for ye saw no man suming fire, even a jealous God. ner of similitude on the day that the 25 When thou shalt beget chilLORD spake unto you in Horeb out dren, and children's children, and ye of the midst of the fire:
shall have remained long in the land, 16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and and shall corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the simi make a graven image, or the likelitude of any figure, the likeness of ness of any thing, and shall do evil male or female,
in the sight of the LORD thy God, .. 17 The likeness of any beast that to provoke him to anger: is on the earth, the likeness of any 26 I call heaven and earth to witwinged fowl that flieth in the air, ness against you this day, that ye
18 The likeness of any thing that shall soon utterly perish from off the creepeth on the ground, the likeness land whereunto ye go over Jordan of any fish that is in the waters be to possess it; ye shall not prolong neath the earth :
your days upon it, but shall utterly 19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes be destroyed. unto heaven, and when thou seest 27 And the LORD shall scatter the sun, and the moon, and the stars, you among the nations, and ye shall even all the host of heaven, shouldest be left few in number among the be driven to worship them, and serve heathen, whither the LORD shall them, which the LORD thy God hath || lead you.