For a fire went out from Heshbon, a blaze from the city of Sihon. It consumed Ar of Moab, the rulers of Arnon's heights.
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even the slopes of the wadis that extend to the site of Ar and lie along the border of Moab."
That is why the poets say: "Come to Heshbon, let it be rebuilt; let the city of Sihon be restored.
The next morning, Balak took Balaam and brought him up to Bamoth-baal. From there he could see the outskirts of the camp of the people.
Then the LORD said to me, 'Do not harass the Moabites or provoke them to war, for I will not give you any of their land, because I have given Ar as a possession to the descendants of Lot.
Fire consumed His young men, and their maidens were left without wedding songs.
This is an oracle concerning Moab: Ar in Moab is ruined, destroyed in a night! Kir in Moab is devastated, destroyed in a night!
Dibon goes up to its temple to weep at its high places. Moab wails over Nebo, as well as over Medeba. Every head is shaved, every beard is cut off.
Heshbon and Elealeh cry out; their voices are heard as far as Jahaz. Therefore the soldiers of Moab cry out; their souls tremble within.
When Moab appears on the high place, when he wearies himself and enters his sanctuary to pray, it will do him no good.
Those who flee will stand helpless in Heshbon's shadow, because fire has gone forth from Heshbon and a flame from within Sihon. It will devour the foreheads of Moab and the skulls of the noisemakers.
Chapter Outline1. Israel destroys the Canaanites at Hormah
4. The people murmuring are plagued with fiery serpents
7. They repenting are healed by a bronze serpent
10. Various journeys of the Israelites
21. Sihon is overcome
33. And Og
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Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
Jeremiah 48:45, 46
Amos 1:4, 7, 10, 12, 14
Amos 2:2, 5
Ar of Moab
Deuteronomy 2:9, 18
Isaiah 15:1, 2
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