1 Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan; and Og the
king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, unto battle at Edrei.
2 And HaShem said unto me: 'Fear him not; for I have
delivered him, and all his people, and his land, into thy hand; and thou shalt
do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon.'
3 So HaShem our G-d delivered into our hand Og also, the king
of Bashan, and all his people; and we smote him until none was left to him
4 And we took all his cities at that time; there was not a
city which we took not from them; threescore cities, all the region of Argob,
the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
5 All these were fortified cities, with high walls, gates,
and bars; beside the unwalled towns a great many.
6 And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of
Heshbon, utterly destroying every city, the men, and the women, and the little
7 But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we took
for a prey unto ourselves.
8 And we took the land at that time out of the hand of the
two kings of the Amorites that were beyond the Jordan, from the valley of Arnon
unto mount Hermon--
9 which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion, and the Amorites
call it Senir--
10 all the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all
Bashan, unto Salcah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.--
11 For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the
Rephaim; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbah of the
children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the
breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.--
12 And this land we took in possession at that time; from
Aroer, which is by the valley of Arnon, and half the hill-country of Gilead, and
the cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and to the Gadites;
13 and the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og,
gave I unto the half-tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob--all that Bashan
is called the land of Rephaim.
14 Jair the son of Manasseh took all the region of Argob,
unto the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and called them, even
Bashan, after his own name, Havvoth-jair, unto this day.--
15 And I gave Gilead unto Machir.
16 And unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites I gave from
Gilead even unto the valley of Arnon, the middle of the valley for a border;
even unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon;
17 the Arabah also, the Jordan being the border thereof, from
Chinnereth even unto the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, under the slopes of
18 And I commanded you at that time, saying: 'The HaShem your
G-d hath given you this land to possess it; ye shall pass over armed before your
brethren the children of Israel, all the men of valour.
19 But your wives, and your little ones, and your cattle--I
know that ye have much cattle--shall abide in your cities which I have given
20 until HaShem give rest unto your brethren, as unto you,
and they also possess the land which HaShem your G-d giveth them beyond the
Jordan; then shall ye return every man unto his possession, which I have given
21 And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying: 'Thine eyes
have seen all that HaShem your G-d hath done unto these two kings; so shall
HaShem do unto all the kingdoms whither thou goest over.
22 Ye shall not fear them; for HaShem your G-d, He it is that
fighteth for you.'
23 And I besought HaShem at that time, saying:
24 'O L-rd GOD, Thou hast begun to show Thy servant Thy
greatness, and Thy strong hand; for what god is there in heaven or on earth,
that can do according to Thy works, and according to Thy mighty acts?
25 Let me go over, I pray Thee, and see the good land that is
beyond the Jordan, that goodly hill-country, and Lebanon.'
26 But HaShem was wroth with me for your sakes, and hearkened
not unto me; and HaShem said unto me: 'Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto
Me of this matter.
27 Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes
westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold with thine
eyes; for thou shalt not go over this Jordan.
28 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him;
for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the
land which thou shalt see.'
29 So we abode in the valley over against Beth-peor.
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