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Numbers 21

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1 The Canaanite king Arad, who lives south, having heard that Israel is on the road from Afarim, joined the battle with the Israelites and captured several of them.
2 And Israel made a vow to the Lord, and said: If you put this people in my hands, I will put a spell on their cities.
3 The Lord heard the voice of Israel and delivered the Canaanites into his hands, and he put a curse on them and on their cities and called the name of the place: Horma.

4 They went from Mount Or along the Red Sea to bypass the land of Edom. And the people began to faint on the way,
5 and the people said against God and against Moses: why did you bring us out of Egypt in order to die [for us] in the wilderness, because [here] there is neither bread nor water, and our worthless food has disgusted our souls.
6 And the Lord sent poisonous serpents to the people who stung the people, and many people from the [sons] of Israel died.
7 And the people came to Moses and said: We have sinned that we spoke against the Lord and against you; pray to the Lord that He will remove the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
eight And the Lord said unto Moses, Make yourself a serpent, and set him on the banner, and stinged, looking at him, he will remain alive.
nine And Moses made a copper serpent and set it on a banner, and when the serpent stung a man, he, looking at the copper serpent, remained alive.

ten And the sons of Israel went and stopped at Hazh;
eleven and they left Ovoth and stopped in Iye Avarim, in the wilderness opposite Moab, to the rising of the sun;
12 set off from there, and stopped in the Zared valley;
13 departing from here, they stopped at that part of Arnon in the desert, which flows outside the Amorites, for Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and Amorray.
fourteen Therefore, it is said in the book of the scolding of the Lord:
fifteen Wageb in Sufa and the streams of Arnon, and the upper reaches of the streams, which leans toward Sheb-Aru and adjoins the limits of Moab.
16 From here they [went] to Beer; this is the well that the Lord said to Moses: Gather the people, and I will give them water.
17 Then Israel sang this song: Fill up, well, sing unto him;
18 the well, which the princes dug up, was dug by the leaders of the people with the legislator with their wands. From the desert [went] to Matannah,
19 from Matannah to Nagaliel, from Nagaliel to Wamoth,
20 from Wamoth to Gaius, which is in the land of Moab, at the top of [the mountain] of Pisgah, facing the wilderness.

21 And Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites to say:
22 let me pass your land; we won’t go into the fields and vineyards, we won’t drink water from your wells, but we’ll follow the king’s path until we cross your borders.
23 But Sihon did not allow Israel to go over its borders; and Sihon gathered all his people together and went against Israel into the wilderness, and came to Jahaz, and fought with Israel.
24 And Israel struck him with the sword, and took possession of his land from Arnon to Javoc to the Ammonites, for the border of the Ammonites was strong;
25 and Israel took all these cities, and Israel lived in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all that depend on it;
26 for Heshbon was the city of Sihon king of the Amorites, and he fought with the former king of Moab and took from his hand all his land to Arnon.
27 Therefore, the priests say: Go to Heshbon, that they may build and establish the city of Sihon;
28 for fire came out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sigonov, and devoured Ar-Moab and those who owned the heights of Arnon.
29th Woe to you, Moab! you died, the people of Chamos! His sons fled, and his daughters became captives of the king of Amor, Sihon;
thirty we hit them with arrows; Heshbon died before Divon, we devastated them to Nofah, which is near Medeva.
31 And Israel lived in the land of Amor.
32 And Moses sent Jazer to look out, and they took the villages that depended on him, and drove away the Amorites who were in them.
33 And they turned and went to Bashan. And Og king of Bashan came up against them, himself and all his people, to the battle of Edrei.
34 And the Lord said to Moses: Do not be afraid of him, for I will deliver him and all his people and all his land into your hands, and you will do to him, as I did to Sihon, king of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon.
35 And they smote him and his sons and all his people, so that not one remained, and took possession of his land.

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