Numbers - Chapter 21
6 At this, God sent fiery serpents among the people; their bite brought death to many in Israel.
10 The Israelites set out and camped at Oboth.
11 Then they left Oboth and camped at Iye-Abarim, in the desert on the eastern border of Moab.
13 They set out from there and camped on the other side of the Arnon. This gorge in the desert begins in the territory of the Amorites. For the Arnon is the frontier of Moab, between the Moabites and the Amorites.
18 sunk by the princes, dug by the people's leaders with the sceptre, with their staves! -and from the desert to Mattanah,
22 'I wish to pass through your country. We shall not stray into the fields or vineyards; we shall not drink the water from the wells; we shall keep to the king's highway until we have passed through your territory.'
23 But Sihon would not give Israel leave to pass through his country. He assembled all his people, marched into the desert to meet Israel, and reached Jahaz, where he gave battle to Israel.
26 Heshbon being the capital of Sihon king of the Amorites, who had made war on the first king of Moab and captured all his territory as far as the Arnon.
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