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Deuteronomy Chapter 2

Speech of Moses continued.

2:1 Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the LORD spoke to me and we compassed mount Seir many days.
2:2 And the LORD spoke to me, saying,
2:3 ya’ll have compassed this mountain long enough turn you northward.
2:4 And command you the people, saying, ya’ll [are] to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which stay in Seir ; and they shall be afraid of you take ya’ll good heed to yourselves therefore
2:5 Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as a foot width ; because I have given mount Seir to Esau [for] a possession.
2:6 ya’ll shall buy meat of them for money, that ya’ll may eat ; and ya’ll shall also buy water of them for money, that ya’ll may drink.
2:7 For the LORD your God has blessed ya’ll in all the works of your hand he knows your walking through this great wilderness these forty years the LORD your God [has been] with ya’ll ; you have lacked nothing.
2:8 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 Eziongaber, we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab.
2:9 And the LORD said to me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle for I will not give ya’ll of their land [for] a possession ; because I have given Ar to the children of Lot [for] a possession.
2:10 The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims ;
2:11 Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims ; but the Moabites call them Emims.
2:12 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 to the land of his possession, which the LORD gave to them.
2:13 Now rise up, [said I], and get you over the brook Zered. And we went over the brook Zered.
2:14 And the space in which we came from Kadeshbarnea, 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 to them.
2:15 For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them from among the host, until they were consumed.
2:16 So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed and dead from among the people,
2:17 That the LORD spake to me, saying,
2:18 You are to pass over through Ar, the coast of Moab, this day
2:19 And [when] you come near over against the children of Ammon, distress them not, nor meddle with them for I will not give ya’ll of the land of the children of Ammon [any] possession ; because I have given it to the children of Lot [for] a possession.
2:20 That also was accounted a land of giants giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zam-zummims;
2:21 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
2:22 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 to this day
2:23 And the Avims which dwelt in Hazerim, [even] to Azzah, the Caphtorims, which came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.)
2:24 Rise ya’ll up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon behold, I have given into your hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land begin to possess [it], and contend with him in battle.
2:25 This day will I begin to put the dread of ya’ll and the fear of ya’ll upon the nations [that are] under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of ya’ll , and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of ya’ll .
2:26 And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth to Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying,
2:27 Let me pass through your land I will go along by the high way, I will neither turn to the right hand nor to the left.
2:28 You will 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 ;
2:29 (As the children of Esau which stay in Seir, and the Moabites which stay in Ar, did to me;) until I shall pass over Jordan into the land which the LORD our God gives us.
2:30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him for the LORD your God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into your hand, as [appeared] this day.
2:31 And the LORD said to me, Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land before ya’ll begin to possess, that you may inherit his land.
2:32 Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, to fight at Jahaz.
2:33 And the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we struck him, and his sons, and all his people.
2:34 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

Sihon is Subdued.

2:35 Only the cattle we took for a prey to ourselves, and the spoil of the cities which we took.
2:36 From Aroer, which [is] by the brink of the river of Arnon, and [from] the city that [is] by the river, even to Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us the LORD our God delivered all to us
2:37 Only to the land of the children of Ammon you came not, [nor] to any place of the river Jabbok, nor to the cities in the mountains, nor to what ever the LORD our God forbad us.

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