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Deuteronomy 3:1-29

3  “Then we turned and went up by the way of Ba′shan. At this Og+ the king of Ba′shan came on out, he and all his people, to meet us in battle at Ed′re·i.+  So Jehovah said to me, ‘Do not be afraid of him,+ for I shall certainly give him and all his people and his land into your hand; and you must do to him just as you did to Si′hon+ the king of the Am′or·ites, who was dwelling in Hesh′bon.’  Accordingly Jehovah our God gave into our hand also Og the king of Ba′shan and all his people, and we kept striking him until he had no survivor remaining.+  And we went capturing all his cities at that particular time. There proved to be no town that we did not take from them, sixty cities,+ all the region of Ar′gob,+ the kingdom of Og in Ba′shan.+  All these were cities fortified with a high wall, doors and bar, aside from very many rural towns.  However, we devoted them to destruction,+ just as we had done to Si′hon the king of Hesh′bon, in devoting every city to destruction, men, women and little children.+  And all the domestic animals and the spoil of the cities we took as plunder for ourselves.+  “And we proceeded to take at that particular time the land from the hand of the two kings of the Am′or·ites+ who were in the region of the Jordan, from the torrent valley of Ar′non+ as far as Mount Her′mon;+  (the Si·do′ni·ans used to call Her′mon Sir′i·on,+ and the Am′or·ites used to call it Se′nir,)*+ 10  all the cities of the tableland and all Gil′e·ad and all Ba′shan as far as Sal′e·cah+ and Ed′re·i,+ the cities of the kingdom of Og in Ba′shan. 11  For only Og the king of Ba′shan remained of what was left of the Reph′a·im.+ Look! His bier was a bier of iron.* Is it not in Rab′bah+ of the sons of Am′mon? Nine cubits* is its length, and four cubits its width, by the cubit of a man. 12  And we took possession of this land at that particular time; from A·ro′er,+ which is by the torrent valley of Ar′non, and* half of the mountainous region of Gil′e·ad, and its cities I have given to the Reu′ben·ites and the Gad′ites.+ 13  And the rest of Gil′e·ad+ and all Ba′shan+ of the kingdom of Og I have given to the half tribe of Ma·nas′seh. All the region of Ar′gob+ of all Ba′shan, is it not called the land of the Reph′a·im?+ 14  “Ja′ir+ the son of Ma·nas′seh took all the region of Ar′gob+ as far as the boundary of the Gesh′ur·ites+ and the Ma·ac′a·thites,+ and he proceeded to call those villages of Ba′shan* by his own name, Hav′voth-ja′ir,*+ to this day. 15  And to Ma′chir+ I have given Gil′e·ad.+ 16  And to the Reu′ben·ites+ and the Gad′ites I have given from Gil′e·ad+ to the torrent valley of Ar′non, the middle of the torrent valley being a boundary, and as far as Jab′bok, the torrent valley that is the boundary of the sons of Am′mon;+ 17  and the Ar′a·bah* and the Jordan and the border, from Chin′ne·reth+ to the sea of the Ar′a·bah, the Salt Sea,+ at the base of the slopes of Pis′gah+ toward the sunrising. 18  “So I commanded YOU men at that particular time, saying, ‘Jehovah YOUR God has given YOU this land to take possession of it. YOU will pass over, equipped, before YOUR brothers, the sons of Israel, all the valiant men.*+ 19  Only YOUR wives and YOUR little ones and YOUR livestock (I well know that YOU have a great deal of livestock) will continue dwelling in YOUR cities that I have given YOU,+ 20  until Jehovah gives YOUR brothers rest, as well as YOU, and they also have taken possession of the land that Jehovah YOUR God is giving them across the Jordan; after which YOU must come back, each one to his holding that I have given YOU.’+ 21  “And I commanded Joshua+ at that particular time, saying, ‘Your eyes are seeing all that Jehovah YOUR God has done to these two kings. The same way Jehovah will do to all the kingdoms to which you are passing over there.+ 22  YOU men must not be afraid of them, for Jehovah YOUR God is the One fighting for YOU.’+ 23  “And I proceeded to implore favor from Jehovah at that particular time, saying, 24  ‘O Sovereign Lord Jehovah, you yourself have started to make your servant see your greatness+ and your strong arm,+ for who is a god* in the heavens or on the earth that does deeds like yours and mighty performances like yours?+ 25  Let me pass over, please, and see the good land+ that is across the Jordan, this good mountainous region+ and Leb′a·non.’+ 26  And Jehovah continued to be furious* against me on YOUR account+ and did not listen to me; but Jehovah said to me, ‘That is enough of you! Never speak to me further on this matter. 27  Go up to the top of Pis′gah+ and raise your eyes to the west and north and south and east and see with your eyes, for you will not pass over this Jordan.+ 28  And commission+ Joshua and encourage him and strengthen him, because he is the one to pass over+ before this people and he is the one to cause them to inherit the land that you will see.’+ 29  All this while we were dwelling in the valley in front of Beth-pe′or.+


“Sirion . . . Senir.” These names appear in the Ugaritic texts found at Ras Shamra, Syria, and in the documents from Bogazköy, Turkey.
Or, “a sarcophagus of black basalt.” The Arabs still refer to basalt as iron.
A cubit equaled 44.5 cm (17.5 in.).
“And,” MLXXSy; Vg, “as far as.”
“Call those villages of Bashan.” Lit., “call them Bashan.”
Meaning “Tent Villages of Jair.”
Or, “the desert plains.”
Lit., “the sons of ability.”
“A god.” MSam(Heb.), ʼel; Gr., the·os′; Lat., De′us.
Or, “Jehovah became furious.”