Deuteronomy 2
The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)

1Then we turned and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the LORD had said unto me; and we went around Mount Seir many days 2until the LORD spoke unto me, saying, 3Ye have gone around this mountain long enough; return unto the Aquilon. 4And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through the border of your brethren, the sons of Esau, who dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you; take care unto yourselves, therefore; 5do not seek a fight 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 an inheritance. 6Ye shall buy food from them for money that ye may eat, and ye shall also buy water from them for money that ye may drink. 7For the LORD thy God has blessed thee in all the works of thy hand; he knows thy walking through this great wilderness; these forty years the LORD thy God has been with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.

8And when we passed by our brethren, the sons of Esau, who dwelt in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath and from Eziongaber, we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab. 9And 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 sons of Lot for an inheritance. 10(The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many and tall as the Anakims, 11which also were accounted giants as the Anakims; but the Moabites call them Emims. 12The Horims also dwelt in Seir before time, but the sons of Esau inherited from them, and they destroyed them from before them and dwelt in their stead as Israel did in the land of his possession, which the LORD gave unto them.) 13Now rise up, said I, and pass the brook Zered. And we went over the brook Zered. 14And the days in which we came from Kadeshbarnea until we were come over the brook Zered, was thirty-eight years until all the generation of the men of war were wasted out from among the camp, as the LORD swore unto them. 15For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them from among the camp until they were consumed.

16So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed and dead from among the people 17that the LORD spoke unto me, saying, 18Thou art to pass the border of Moab today unto Ar, 19and when thou comest near over against the sons of Ammon, do not distress them nor meddle with them, for I will not give thee of the land of the sons of Ammon any possession because I have given it unto the sons of Lot for an inheritance. 20(That also was accounted a land of giants; giants dwelt therein in another time, and the Ammonites called them Zamzummims, 21a people great and many and tall as the Anakims; whom the LORD destroyed before the Ammonites; and they inherited from them and dwelt in their stead, 22as he did to the sons of Esau who dwelt in Seir when he destroyed the Horims from before them; and they inherited from them and dwelt in their stead even unto this day. 23And the Avims who dwelt in Hazerim, even unto Gaza, the Caphtorims, who came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them and dwelt in their stead.)

24Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass the river Arnon; behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon, the Amorite king of Heshbon, and his land; begin, take possession and contend with him in battle. 25This day I will begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the peoples that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear the report of thee, and shall tremble and be in anguish because of thee.

26And I sent ambassadors out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon, king of Heshbon, with words of peace, saying, 27Let 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. 28Thou shalt sell me food for money, that I may eat, and give me water for money, that I may drink; I will only pass through on my feet 29(as the sons of Esau, who dwell in Seir, and the Moabites, who dwell in Ar, did unto me) until I shall pass the Jordan into the land which the LORD our God gives us. 30But Sihon, king of Heshbon, would not let us pass by him, for the LORD thy God had hardened his spirit and made his heart obstinate that he might deliver him into thy hand as until this day. 31And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land before thee; begin, take possession that thou may inherit his land.

32Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, to fight at Jahaz. 33But the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we smote him and his sons and all his people. 34And we took all his cities at that time and utterly destroyed all the cities, the men and the women and the little ones; we left none to remain. 35We took only the beasts for a prey unto ourselves and the spoil of the cities which we took. 36From 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 escaped us; the LORD our God delivered all of them before us. 37Only unto the land of the sons of Ammon thou camest not, nor unto any place of the river Jabbok, nor unto the cities in the mountains, nor unto any place that the LORD our God forbade us.

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