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Deuteronomy 3 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Victory over Og of Bashan
(Num 21:33–35 )
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:1 - “Next we turned and headed for the land of Bashan, where King Og and his entire army attacked us at Edrei.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:2 - But the LORD told me, ‘Do not be afraid of him, for I have given you victory over Og and his entire army, and I will give you all his land. Treat him just as you treated King Sihon of the Amorites, who ruled in Heshbon.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:3 - “So the LORD our God handed King Og and all his people over to us, and we killed them all. Not a single person survived.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:4 - We conquered all sixty of his towns—the entire Argob region in his kingdom of Bashan. Not a single town escaped our conquest.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:5 - These towns were all fortified with high walls and barred gates. We also took many unwalled villages at the same time.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:6 - We completely destroyed[fn] the kingdom of Bashan, just as we had destroyed King Sihon of Heshbon. We destroyed all the people in every town we conquered—men, women, and children alike.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:7 - But we kept all the livestock for ourselves and took plunder from all the towns.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:8 - “So we took the land of the two Amorite kings east of the Jordan River—all the way from the Arnon Gorge to Mount Hermon.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:9 - (Mount Hermon is called Sirion by the Sidonians, and the Amorites call it Senir.)
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:10 - We had now conquered all the cities on the plateau and all Gilead and Bashan, as far as the towns of Salecah and Edrei, which were part of Og’s kingdom in Bashan.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:11 - (King Og of Bashan was the last survivor of the giant Rephaites. His bed was made of iron and was more than thirteen feet long and six feet wide.[fn] It can still be seen in the Ammonite city of Rabbah.)
Land Division East of the Jordan
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:12 - “When we took possession of this land, I gave to the tribes of Reuben and Gad the territory beyond Aroer along the Arnon Gorge, plus half of the hill country of Gilead with its towns.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:13 - Then I gave the rest of Gilead and all of Bashan—Og’s former kingdom—to the half-tribe of Manasseh. (This entire Argob region of Bashan used to be known as the land of the Rephaites.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:14 - Jair, a leader from the tribe of Manasseh, conquered the whole Argob region in Bashan, all the way to the border of the Geshurites and Maacathites. Jair renamed this region after himself, calling it the Towns of Jair,[fn] as it is still known today.)
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:15 - I gave Gilead to the clan of Makir.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:16 - But I also gave part of Gilead to the tribes of Reuben and Gad. The area I gave them extended from the middle of the Arnon Gorge in the south to the Jabbok River on the Ammonite frontier.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:17 - They also received the Jordan Valley, all the way from the Sea of Galilee down to the Dead Sea,[fn] with the Jordan River serving as the western boundary. To the east were the slopes of Pisgah.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:18 - “At that time I gave this command to the tribes that would live east of the Jordan: ‘Although the LORD your God has given you this land as your property, all your fighting men must cross the Jordan ahead of your Israelite relatives, armed and ready to assist them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:19 - Your wives, children, and numerous livestock, however, may stay behind in the towns I have given you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:20 - When the LORD has given security to the rest of the Israelites, as he has to you, and when they occupy the land the LORD your God is giving them across the Jordan River, then you may all return here to the land I have given you.’
Moses Forbidden to Enter the Land
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:21 - “At that time I gave Joshua this charge: ‘You have seen for yourself everything the LORD your God has done to these two kings. He will do the same to all the kingdoms on the west side of the Jordan.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:22 - Do not be afraid of the nations there, for the LORD your God will fight for you.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:23 - “At that time I pleaded with the LORD and said,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:24 - ‘O Sovereign LORD, you have only begun to show your greatness and the strength of your hand to me, your servant. Is there any god in heaven or on earth who can perform such great and mighty deeds as you do?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:25 - Please let me cross the Jordan to see the wonderful land on the other side, the beautiful hill country and the Lebanon mountains.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:26 - “But the LORD was angry with me because of you, and he would not listen to me. ‘That’s enough!’ he declared. ‘Speak of it no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:27 - But go up to Pisgah Peak, and look over the land in every direction. Take a good look, but you may not cross the Jordan River.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:28 - Instead, commission Joshua and encourage and strengthen him, for he will lead the people across the Jordan. He will give them all the land you now see before you as their possession.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 3:29 - So we stayed in the valley near Beth-peor.
NLT Footnotes
The Hebrew term used here refers to the complete consecration of things or people to the LORD, either by destroying them or by giving them as an offering; also in 3:6b.
Hebrew 9 cubits [4.1 meters] long and 4 cubits [1.8 meters] wide.
Hebrew Havvoth-jair.
Hebrew from Kinnereth to the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea.

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