Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 3 ©

1The story of the conquest of Og king of Bashan; the size of his bed; 12the distribution of the conquered lands to the two tribes and half; 18the charge given to these by Moses, 21and his exhortation to Joshua; 23his prayer that he might enter into the land, which is not accepted; but he is permitted to see the land.

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THEN we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and aOg the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei.

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And the LORD said unto me, bFear him not: for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst unto cSihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.

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So the LORD our God ddelivered into our hands Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his people: and we smote him until none was left to him remaining.

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And we took eall his cities at that time, there was not a city which we took not from them, threescore cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

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All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many.

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And we futterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king gof Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and children, of every city.

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hBut all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we took for a *prey to ourselves.

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And we took at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites ithe land that was on this side Jordan, from the river of Arnon unto mount Hermon;

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(Which jHermon the Sidonians call Sirion; and the Amorites call it kShenir;)

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All lthe cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, unto mSalchah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

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For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of 1giants; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in nRabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit oof a man.

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And pthis land, which we possessed at that time, qfrom Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and to the Gadites.

q ch. 2.36.
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And rthe rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of giants.

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sJair the son of Manasseh took all the country of Argob unto the *coasts of Geshuri and Maachathi; and called them after his own name, Bashan-havoth-jair, unto this day.

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And tI gave Gilead unto Machir.

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And uunto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites I gave from Gilead even unto the river Arnon half the valley, and the border even unto the vriver Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon;

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The wplain also, and Jordan, and the coast thereof, from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, 2under Ashdoth-pisgah eastward.

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¶And xI commanded you at that time, saying, The LORD your God hath given you this land to possess it: ye shall pass over yarmed before your brethren the children of Israel, all that are 3*meet for the war.

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But your wives, and your little ones, and your cattle, (for zI know that ye have much cattle,) shall abide in your cities which I have given you;

z Nu. 32.1,4.
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Until the LORD have given rest unto your brethren, as well as unto you, and until they also possess the land which the LORD your God hath given them beyond Jordan: and then shall ye areturn every man unto his possession, which I have given you.

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¶And bI commanded Joshua at that time, saying, Thine eyes have seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto these two kings: so shall the LORD do unto all the kingdoms *whither thou passest.

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Ye cshall not fear them: for the LORD your God he shall fight for you.

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And I besought the LORD at that time, saying,

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O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy dgreatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might?

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I pray thee, let me go over, and see ethe good land that is beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain, and fLebanon.

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But the LORD gwas *wroth with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and the LORD said unto me, hLet it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter.

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Get ithee up into the top of 4Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold it with thine eyes: for thou shalt not go over this Jordan.

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But jcharge Joshua, and kencourage him, and strengthen him: for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.

k ch. 31.7.
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So we abode in the lvalley over against Beth-peor.