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Deuteronomy 2 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Desert Years
The Desert Years

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:1 - “Then we turned and journeyed into the wilderness of the Way of the Red Sea, as the LORD spoke to me, and we skirted Mount Seir for many days.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:2 - “And the LORD spoke to me, saying:

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:3 - ‘You have skirted this mountain long enough; turn northward.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:4 - ‘And command the people, saying, “You are about to pass through the territory of your brethren, the descendants of Esau, who live in Seir; and they will be afraid of you. Therefore watch yourselves carefully.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:5 - “Do not meddle with them, for I will not give you any of their land, no, not so much as one footstep, because I have given Mount Seir to Esau as a possession.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:6 - “You shall buy food from them with money, that you may eat; and you shall also buy water from them with money, that you may drink.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:7 - “For the LORD your God has blessed you in all the work of your hand. He knows your trudging through this great wilderness. These forty years the LORD your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing.” ’

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:8 - “And when we passed beyond our brethren, the descendants of Esau who dwell in Seir, away from the road of the plain, away from Elath and Ezion Geber, we turned and passed by way of the Wilderness of Moab.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:9 - “Then the LORD said to me, ‘Do not harass Moab, nor contend with them in battle, for I will not give you any of their land as a possession, because I have given Ar to the descendants of Lot as a possession.’ ”

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:10 - (The Emim had dwelt there in times past, a people as great and numerous and tall as the Anakim.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:11 - They were also regarded as giants,[fn] like the Anakim, but the Moabites call them Emim.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:12 - The Horites formerly dwelt in Seir, but the descendants of Esau dispossessed them and destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their place, just as Israel did to the land of their possession which the LORD gave them.)

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:13 - “ ‘Now rise and cross over the Valley of the Zered.’ So we crossed over the Valley of the Zered.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:14 - “And the time we took to come from Kadesh Barnea until we crossed over the Valley of the Zered was thirty-eight years, until all the generation of the men of war was consumed from the midst of the camp, just as the LORD had sworn to them.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:15 - “For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them from the midst of the camp until they were consumed.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:16 - “So it was, when all the men of war had finally perished from among the people,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:17 - “that the LORD spoke to me, saying:

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:18 - ‘This day you are to cross over at Ar, the boundary of Moab.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:19 - ‘And when you come near the people of Ammon, do not harass them or meddle with them, for I will not give you any of the land of the people of Ammon as a possession, because I have given it to the descendants of Lot as a possession.’ ”

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:20 - (That was also regarded as a land of giants;[fn] giants formerly dwelt there. But the Ammonites call them Zamzummim,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:21 - a people as great and numerous and tall as the Anakim. But the LORD destroyed them before them, and they dispossessed them and dwelt in their place,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:22 - just as He had done for the descendants of Esau, who dwelt in Seir, when He destroyed the Horites from before them. They dispossessed them and dwelt in their place, even to this day.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:23 - And the Avim, who dwelt in villages as far as Gaza—the Caphtorim, who came from Caphtor, destroyed them and dwelt in their place.)

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:24 - “ ‘Rise, take your journey, and cross over the River Arnon. Look, I have given into your hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land. Begin to possess it, and engage him in battle.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:25 - ‘This day I will begin to put the dread and fear of you upon the nations under the whole heaven, who shall hear the report of you, and shall tremble and be in anguish because of you.’
King Sihon Defeated
(Num. 21:21–32 )

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:26 - “And I sent messengers from the Wilderness of Kedemoth to Sihon king of Heshbon, with words of peace, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:27 - ‘Let me pass through your land; I will keep strictly to the road, and I will turn neither to the right nor to the left.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:28 - ‘You shall sell me food for money, that I may eat, and give me water for money, that I may drink; only let me pass through on foot,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:29 - ‘just as the descendants of Esau who dwell in Seir and the Moabites who dwell in Ar did for me, until I cross the Jordan to the land which the LORD our God is giving us.’

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:30 - “But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass through, for the LORD your God hardened his spirit and made his heart obstinate, that He might deliver him into your hand, as it is this day.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:31 - “And the LORD said to me, ‘See, I have begun to give Sihon and his land over to you. Begin to possess it, that you may inherit his land.’

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:32 - “Then Sihon and all his people came out against us to fight at Jahaz.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:33 - “And the LORD our God delivered him over to us; so we defeated him, his sons, and all his people.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:34 - “We took all his cities at that time, and we utterly destroyed the men, women, and little ones of every city; we left none remaining.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:35 - “We took only the livestock as plunder for ourselves, with the spoil of the cities which we took.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:36 - “From Aroer, which is on the bank of the River Arnon, and from the city that is in the ravine, as far as Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us; the LORD our God delivered all to us.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 2:37 - “Only you did not go near the land of the people of Ammon—anywhere along the River Jabbok, or to the cities of the mountains, or wherever the LORD our God had forbidden us.
NKJV Footnotes
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