Deuteronomy 2 ©
1 The story is continued, setting forth that they were not to meddle with the Edomites, 9 nor with the Moabites, 16 nor with the Ammonites: 24 but Sihon the Amorite was given up to be subdued by them.
And the LORD spake unto me, saying,
And command thou the people, saying, dYe are to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, ewhich dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: ftake ye good heed unto yourselves therefore:
And the LORD msaid unto me, 2Distress 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 nAr unto the children of Lot for a possession.
Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call them Emims.
The qHorims also dwelt in Seir beforetime; but the children of Esau 3succeeded them, when they had destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their 4*stead; as rIsrael did unto the land of his possession, which the LORD gave unto them.
Now rise up, said I, and get you over the 5brook Zered. And we went over the brook Zered.
And the space in which we came from sKadesh-barnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, was thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were twasted out from among the host, as the LORD sware unto them.
For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them from among the host, until they were consumed.
¶So it came to pass, when uall the men of war were consumed and dead from among the people,
That the LORD spake unto me, saying,
And when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon, wdistress them not, nor meddle with them: for I will not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon any possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a possession.
(That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them 6Zamzummims;
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:
As xhe 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 unto this day:
This cday will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the nations that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee.
¶And I sent messengers dout of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Heshbon ewith words of peace, saying,
But iSihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the LORD thy God jhardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day.
And we took all his cities at that time, and outterly destroyed 8the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain:
From qAroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon, and from the city that is by the river, even unto Gilead, there rwas not one city too strong for us: the LORD our God delivered all unto us:
Only sunto the land of the children of Ammon thou camest not, nor unto any place of the river tJabbok, nor unto the cities in the mountains, unor unto whatsoever the LORD our God forbad us.