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Deuteronomy 2

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1 And we turned and went into the wilderness to the Red Sea, as the Lord told me, and walked around Mount Seir for a long time.
2 And the Lord told me, saying:
3 walk around this mountain full of you, turn to the north;
4 and give the people a command and say: you will go beyond the borders of your brothers, the sons of Esau, who live in Seir, and they will be afraid of you; but beware
5 start a war with them, for I will not give you their land not a foot, because I gave Mount Seir to Esau;
6 buy food from them for silver and eat; and buy water from them for silver and drink;
7 for the Lord thy God blessed you in every work of your hands, and protected you during your journey through this great wilderness; behold, forty years the Lord thy God is with you; you have not suffered anything shortage.

eight And we walked past our brothers, the sons of Esau, living on Seir, along the plain, from Elath and Etzion-Haver, and turned and walked to the desert of Moab.
nine And the Lord said to me: Do not enter enmity with Moab and do not start a war with them; for I will not give you anything from his land for possession, because Ar I have given into the possession of the sons of Lot;
ten before they lived there, Emima, a great, numerous and high people, like the [sons] of Anakova,
eleven and they were reckoned among the Rephaims, as the [sons] of Anakova; The Moabites call them Emims;
12 and on Seir they lived before Horrei; but the sons of Esau drove them away and destroyed them from their faces and settled in their place, just as Israel did with the land of her inheritance, which the Lord gave them;
13 so get up and go through the Zared Valley. And we passed the Zared valley.
fourteen Ever since we went to Kadesh-Varni and how the Zared Valley passed, [eight] thirty years passed, and the whole clan going to war was transferred from among the camp, as the Lord had sworn by them;
fifteen and the hand of the Lord was upon them, to destroy them from the midst of the camp, until they became extinct.
16 When all those who went to war transferred and died out among the people,
17 then the Lord told me, saying:
18 you are now passing by the borders of Moab, past Ara,
19 and approached the Ammonites; do not enter into enmity with them, and do not start a war with them, for I will not give you anything from the land of the sons of Ammon in possession, because I have given it into the possession of the sons of Lot;
20 and it was considered the land of Rephaim; previously lived on her Rephaim; Ammonites call them Zamzumimami;
21 a great people, numerous and high, like the [sons] of Anakov, and the Lord destroyed them before them, and they cast them out and settled in their place,
22 as He did for the sons of Esau living in Seir, having exterminated the Horrei before them, and they expelled them, and settled in their place, and [live] to this day;
23 and the Abbeys, who lived in villages as far as Gaza, the Kaftorim, who departed from Kaftor, destroyed and settled in their place.

24 Get up, go and cross the Arnon stream; behold, I have betrayed into your hand Sihon king of Heshbon the Amorite and his land; start to possess it, and wage war with it;
25 from this day I will begin to spread fear and horror before you to the nations under the whole heaven; those who hear about you will tremble and be terrified of you.
26 And I sent ambassadors from the desert of Kedemoth to Sihon king of Heshbon, with peace words, to say:
27 let me pass your land; I will go by road, I will not go either to the right or to the left;
28 sell food to me for silver, and I will eat, and give me drinking water for silver, and I will drink, I will only go over with my feet--
29th as did the sons of Esau, who live in Seir, and the Moabites, who live in Are, until I pass through the Jordan into the land that the Lord our God gives us.
thirty But Sihon, king of Heshbon, did not agree to let us go through his [land], because the Lord your God hardened his spirit and made his heart stubborn to betray him into your hand, as it is now seen.
31 And the Lord said to me: Behold, I begin to deliver to you Sihon and his land; begin to take possession of his land.
32 And Sihon with all his people opposed us in battle to Jaaz;
33 and the Lord our God betrayed him [into our hands], and we smote him and his sons and all his people,
34 and they took all his cities at that time, and condemned all the cities, men and women and children, and left no one alive;
35 only we took for their prey their livestock and captured in the cities we took.
36 From Aroer, which is on the bank of the Arnon stream, and from the city, which is on the valley, to Gilead, there was no city that would be impregnable for us: the Lord our God betrayed everything [into our hands].
37 Only you did not come to the land of the Ammonites, neither to [the places lying] near the stream of Javoc, nor to the cities on the mountain, nor to everything that the Lord our God had not commanded [us].

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