2:24 Get up, make your way across Wadi Arnon. Look! I have already delivered over to you Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, 1 and his land. Go ahead! Take it! Engage him in war! 2:25 This very day I will begin to fill all the people of the earth 2 with dread and to terrify them when they hear about you. They will shiver and shake in anticipation of your approach.” 3
Defeat of Sihon, King of Heshbon
2:26 Then I sent messengers from the Kedemoth 4 Desert to King Sihon of Heshbon with an offer of peace: 2:27 “Let me pass through your land; I will keep strictly to the roadway. 5 I will not turn aside to the right or the left. 2:28 Sell me food for cash 6 so that I can eat and sell me water to drink. 7 Just allow me to go through on foot, 2:29 just as the descendants of Esau who live at Seir and the Moabites who live in Ar did for me, until I cross the Jordan to the land the Lord our God is giving us.” 2:30 But King Sihon of Heshbon was unwilling to allow us to pass near him because the Lord our 8 God had made him obstinate 9 and stubborn 10 so that he might deliver him over to you 11 this very day. 2:31 The Lord said to me, “Look! I have already begun to give over Sihon and his land to you. Start right now to take his land as your possession.” 2:32 When Sihon and all his troops 12 emerged to encounter us in battle at Jahaz, 13 2:33 the Lord our God delivered him over to us and we struck him down, along with his sons 14 and everyone else. 15 2:34 At that time we seized all his cities and put every one of them 16 under divine judgment, 17 including even the women and children; we left no survivors. 2:35 We kept only the livestock and plunder from the cities for ourselves. 2:36 From Aroer, 18 which is at the edge of Wadi Arnon (it is the city in the wadi), 19 all the way to Gilead there was not a town able to resist us – the Lord our God gave them all to us.