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Numbers 21 :: New American Standard Bible (NASB)

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Arad Conquered

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:1 - When the Canaanite, the king of Arad, who lived in the [fn]Negev, heard that Israel was coming by the way of [fn]Atharim, then he fought against Israel and took some of them captive.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:2 - So Israel made a vow to the LORD and said, “If You will indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will [fn]utterly destroy their cities.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:3 - The LORD heard the voice of Israel and delivered up the Canaanites; then they [fn]utterly destroyed them and their cities. Thus the name of the place was called [fn]Hormah.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:4 - Then they set out from Mount Hor by the way of the [fn]Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the [fn]people became impatient because of the journey.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:5 - The people spoke against God and Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no [fn]food and no water, and [fn]we loathe this miserable food.”

The Bronze Serpent

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:6 - The LORD sent fiery serpents among the people and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:7 - So the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, because we have spoken against the LORD and you; intercede with the LORD, that He may remove the serpents from us.” And Moses interceded for the people.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:8 - Then the LORD said to Moses, “[fn]Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a standard; and it shall come about, that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, he will live.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:9 - And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:10 - Now the sons of Israel moved out and camped in Oboth.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:11 - They journeyed from Oboth and camped at Iye-abarim, in the wilderness which is opposite Moab, to the [fn]east.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:12 - From there they set out and camped in [fn]Wadi Zered.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:13 - From there they journeyed and camped on the other side of the Arnon, which is in the wilderness that comes out of the border of the Amorites, for the Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:14 - Therefore it is said in the Book of the Wars of the LORD,
“Waheb in Suphah,
And the wadis of the Arnon,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:15 - And the slope of the wadis
That extends to the site of Ar,
And leans to the border of Moab.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:16 - From there they continued to [fn]Beer, that is the well where the LORD said to Moses, “Assemble the people, that I may give them water.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:17 - Then Israel sang this song:
“Spring up, O well! Sing to it!

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:18 - “The well, which the leaders sank,
Which the nobles of the people dug,
With the scepter and with their staffs.”
And from the wilderness they continued to Mattanah,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:19 - and from Mattanah to Nahaliel, and from Nahaliel to Bamoth,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:20 - and from Bamoth to the valley that is in the land of Moab, at the top of Pisgah which overlooks the [fn]wasteland.

Two Victories

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:21 - Then Israel sent messengers to Sihon, king of the Amorites, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:22 - “Let me pass through your land. We will not turn off into field or vineyard; we will not drink water from wells. We will go by the king’s highway until we have passed through your border.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:23 - But Sihon would not permit Israel to pass through his border. So Sihon gathered all his people and went out against Israel in the wilderness, and came to Jahaz and fought against Israel.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:24 - Then Israel [fn]struck him with the edge of the sword, and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, as far as the sons of Ammon; for the border of the sons of Ammon was [fn]Jazer.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:25 - Israel took all these cities and Israel lived in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all her [fn]villages.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:26 - For Heshbon was the city of Sihon, king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab and had taken all his land out of his hand, as far as the Arnon.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:27 - Therefore those who use proverbs say,
“Come to Heshbon! Let it be built!
So let the city of Sihon be established.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:28 - “For a fire went forth from Heshbon,
A flame from the town of Sihon;
It devoured Ar of Moab,
The [fn]dominant [fn]heights of the Arnon.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:29 - “Woe to you, O Moab!
You are ruined, O people of Chemosh!
He has given his sons as fugitives,
And his daughters into captivity,
To an Amorite king, Sihon.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:30 - “But we have cast them down,
Heshbon is ruined as far as Dibon,
Then we have laid waste even to Nophah,
Which reaches to Medeba.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:31 - Thus Israel lived in the land of the Amorites.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:32 - Moses sent to spy out Jazer, and they captured its villages and dispossessed the Amorites who were there.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:33 - Then they turned and went up by the way of Bashan, and Og the king of Bashan went out [fn]with all his people, for battle at Edrei.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:34 - But the LORD said to Moses, “Do not fear him, for I have given him into your hand, and all his people and his land; and you shall do to him as you did to Sihon, king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon.”

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 21:35 - So they [fn]killed him and his sons and all his people, until there was no remnant left him; and they possessed his land.
NASB Footnotes
I.e. South country
Or, the spies
Literally: devote to destruction
Literally: devoted to destruction
I.e. a devoted thing; or Destruction
Literally: Sea of Reeds
Literally: soul of the people was short
Literally: bread
Literally: our soul loathes
Literally: Make for yourself
Literally: sunrise
I.e. a dry ravine except during rainy season
I.e. a well
Or, Jeshimon
Literally: smote, so with Gr and Lat
M.T. reads strong
Literally: daughters
Literally: lords of the
Or, Bamoth
Literally: he and
Literally: smote
NASB

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