The Bible in Its Traditions

Deuteronomy 2:24–37

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24  Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the valley of Arnon; behold, I have given into thy hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land; begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.

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25  This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the peoples that are under the whole heaven, who, when they hear the report of thee, shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee.'

25  Begin to put thy terror and thy fear on the face of all the nations under heaven, who shall be troubled when they have heard thy name, and shall be in anguish before thee.

25  Today I will begin to send the terror and dread of you among the peoples who are living under all of heaven, so that, when they hear your name, they may be afraid, and may tremble in the manner of a woman giving birth, and may be gripped by anguish.’

26  And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying

26  And I sent ambassadors from the wilderness of Kedamoth to Seon king of Esebon with peaceable words, saying,

26  Therefore, I sent messengers from the wilderness of Kedemoth to Sihon, the king of Heshbon, with peaceful words, saying

27  'Let me pass through thy land; I will go along by the highway, I will neither turn unto the right hand nor to the left.

27  I will pass through thy land: I will go by the road, I will not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

27  ‘We will cross through your land. We will advance by the public way. We will not turn aside, neither to the right, nor to the left.

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28  Thou shalt sell me food for money, that I may eat; and give me water for money, that I may drink; only let me pass through on my feet;

28  Sell us food for a price, so that we may eat. Provide us with water for money, and so we will drink. We only ask that you allow us to pass through,

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29  as the children of Esau that dwell in Seir, and the Moabites that dwell in Ar, did unto me; until I shall pass over the Jordan into the land which YHWH our God giveth us.'

29  just as the sons of Esau have done, who live at Seir, and the Moabites, who abide in Ar, until we arrive at the Jordan, and we cross to the land which the Lord our God will give to us.’

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30  But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him; for YHWH thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that He might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day.

30  And Seon king of Esebon would not that we should pass by him, because the Lord our God hardened his spirit, and made his heart stubborn, that he might be delivered into thy hands, as on this day.

30  And Sihon, the king of Heshbon, was not willing to grant passage to us. For the Lord your God had hardened his spirit, and had fastened his heart, so that he would be delivered into your hands, just as you now see.

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31  And YHWH said unto me: 'Behold, I have begun to deliver up Sihon and his land before thee; begin to possess his land.'

31  And the Lord said to me, Behold, I have begun to deliver before thee Seon the king of Esebon the Amorite, and his land, and do thou begin to inherit his land.

31  And the Lord said to me: ‘Behold, I have begun to deliver Sihon and his land to you. Begin to possess it.’

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32  Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, unto battle at Jahaz.

32  And Seon the king of Esebon came forth to meet us, he and all his people to war at Jassa.

32  And Sihon went out to meet us with all his people, to battle at Jahaz.

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33  And YHWH our God delivered him up before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people.

33  And the Lord our God delivered him before our face, and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people.

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34  And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed every city, the men, and the women, and the little ones; we left none remaining;

34  And we took possession of all his cities at that time, and we utterly destroyed every city in succession, and their wives, and their children; we left no living prey.

34  And we seized all his cities at that time, putting to death their inhabitants: men as well as women and children. We left nothing of them,

35  only the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves, with the spoil of the cities which we had taken.

35  Only we took the cattle captive, and took the spoil of the cities.

35  except the cattle, which went to the share of those who plundered them. And we seized the spoils of the cities,

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36  From Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of Arnon, and from the city that is in the valley, even unto Gilead, there was not a city too high for us: YHWH our God delivered up all before us.

36  From Aroer, which is by the brink of the brook of Arnon, and the city which is in the valley, and as far as the mount of Galaad; there was not a city which escaped us: the Lord our God delivered all of them into our hands.

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37  Only to the land of the children of Ammon thou camest not near; all the side of the river Jabbok, and the cities of the hill- country, and wheresoever YHWH our God forbade us.

37  except the land of the sons of Ammon, which we did not approach, and all that is adjacent to the torrent Jabbok, and the cities in the mountains, and all the places which the Lord our God prohibited to 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.