CLV(i) 1 Then we turned around and journeyed to the wilderness by the Sea of Weeds road, just as Yahweh had spoken to me; and we were around the hill-country of Seir many days. 2 Then Yahweh spoke to me saying: 3 Long enough you have been around this hill-country. Turn yourselves around northward 4 and instruct the people saying, You shall pass through the territory of your brothers, the sons of Esau, who are dwelling in Seir. They shall fear you, yet you must be very much on guard. 5 Do not stir yourselves up against them, for I shall not give to you any of their country, not even a tread of a foot's sole--for I have given the hill-country of Seir for a tenancy to Esau. 6 You shall purchase food from them with silver, that you may eat. Even for water you shall bargain from them with silver, that you may drink. 7 For Yahweh your Elohim, He has blessed you in every work of your hand. He knows of your going in this great wilderness. These forty years Yahweh your Elohim has been with you. You have lacked nothing. 8 So we passed on away from our brothers, the sons of Esau who are dwelling in Seir, away from the Aravah road, away from Elath and away from Ezion-geber, and turned around and passed on by the Moab wilderness road. 9 Then Yahweh said to me:Do not distress Moab and do not stir yourself up against them in battle, for I shall not give to you any of his country as a tenancy, for I gave Ar to the sons of Lot as a tenancy. 10 (The Emim dwelt in it beforetime, a people great and numerous, and as tall as the Anakim. 11 Like the Anakim, they too were accounted as Rephaim, yet the Moabites called them Emim. 12 And the Horites dwelt beforetime in Seir, yet the sons of Esau tenanted in their place and exterminated them before their face that they might dwell in their stead, just as Israel did to the land of its tenancy that Yahweh had given to them.. 13 Now arise, journey, and you cross over the watercourse of Zered. So we crossed over the watercourse of Zered. 14 The days that we went from Kadesh-barnea until we crossed over the watercourse of Zered were thirty-eight years, until the entire generation of the men of war had come to end from among the camp, just as Yahweh had sworn concerning them. 15 And indeed, the hand of Yahweh came to be against them to discomfit them from among the camp, until they had come to end. 16 It came to be just as all the men of war had come to end, dying from among the people, 17 that Yahweh spoke to me, saying. 18 Today you are passing through the territory of Moab at Ar; 19 then you will come near to the forefront of the sons of Ammon. Do not distress them and do not stir yourself up against them, for I shall not give any of the country of the sons of Ammon to you as a tenancy, since I gave it to the sons of Lot as a tenancy. 20 (It too was accounted as a country of Rephaim. Rephaim dwelt in it beforetime, yet the Ammonites called them Zamzummim, 21 a people great and numerous, and as tall as the Anakim. Yet Yahweh exterminated them before their face that they might tenant in their place and dwell in their stead, 22 just as He did for the sons of Esau who were dwelling in Seir, when He exterminated the Horite before their face, and they tenanted in their place and dwelt in their stead until this day. 23 As for the Avvim who were dwelling in hamlets as far as Gaza, the Caphtorim, who were coming forth from Caphtor, they exterminated them and dwelt in their stead.. 24 Arise, journey, and cross over the watercourse of Arnon. See! I will give into your hand Sihon king of Heshbon, the Amorite, and his country. Start out to tenant it, and struggle with him in battle. 25 This day I shall start to put the awe of you and the fear of you on the face of all peoples beneath the entire heavens; whenever they should hear a report of you, they will be disturbed and in travail before your face. 26 Then I sent messengers from the wilderness of Kedemoth to Sihon king of Heshbon, with words of peace, saying. 27 Let me pass through your country along the main road. Only along the main road shall I go. I shall not withdraw to the right or to the left. 28 You may retail to me food for silver that I may eat. And you may give me water for silver that I may drink. But let me pass through on my feet 29 (just as the sons of Esau who are dwelling in Seir and the Moabites who are dwelling in Ar did for me), until I shall cross over the Jordan to the land that Yahweh our Elohim is giving to us. 30 Yet Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass through it, for Yahweh your Elohim made his spirit obstinate and made his heart resolute, that He might give him into your hand (as is known this day). 31 Then Yahweh said to me:See! I have started to deliver up before you Sihon king of Heshbon, the Amorite, and his country. Start out to tenant, yea tenant his country. 32 When Sihon came forth to meet us, he and all his people, for battle at Jahaz, 33 Yahweh our Elohim delivered him up before us, and we smote him, his sons and all his people. 34 We seized all his cities at that time, and we doomed every city--adult males, women and little ones--we let not one survivor remain. 35 But the domestic beasts we plundered for ourselves, and the loot of the cities that we had seized. 36 From Aroer which is on the ridge of the watercourse of Arnon, and the city which is in the watercourse valley, even as far as Gilead, there was no town which was impregnable to us. Yahweh our Elohim gave the whole into our hands. 37 But to the country of the sons of Ammon, all along the side of the watercourse of Jabbok and the cities of the hill-country you did not come near, thus doing all of that which Yahweh our Elohim had given instructions.