1Next, we turned and went up along the road toward Bashan. Og, the king of Bashan, marched out with his whole army. They fought against us at Edrei.2The Lord said to me, “Do not be afraid of Og. I have handed him over to you. I have also handed over his whole army and his land. Do to him what you did to Sihon. Sihon was the Amorite king who ruled in Heshbon.”3So the Lord our God also handed Og, the king of Bashan, and his whole army over to us. We struck them down. We didn't leave any of them alive.4At that time we took all of his cities. There were 60 of them. We took the whole area of Argob. That was Og's kingdom in Bashan.5All of those cities had high walls around them. The city gates were made secure with heavy metal bars. There were also large numbers of villages that didn't have walls.6We completely destroyed them. We did to them just as we had done to Sihon, the king of Heshbon. We destroyed all of their cities. We destroyed the men, women and children.7But we kept for ourselves the livestock and everything else we took from their cities.8So at that time we took the territory east of the Jordan River. We captured it from those two Amorite kings. The territory goes all the way from the Arnon River valley to Mount Hermon.9Hermon is called Sirion by the people of Sidon. The Amorites call it Senir.10We captured all of the towns on the high flatlands. We took the whole land of Gilead. And we captured the whole land of Bashan as far away as Salecah and Edrei. Those were towns that belonged to Og's kingdom in Bashan.11Og, the king of Bashan, was the only Rephaite left. His bed was made out of iron. It was more than 13 feet long and six feet wide. It is still in the Ammonite city of Rabbah.
Moses Divides Up the Land
12I divided up the land we took over at that time. I gave the tribes of Reuben and Gad the territory north of Aroer by the Arnon River valley. It includes half of the hill country of Gilead together with its towns.13I gave the rest of Gilead to half of the tribe of Manasseh. I also gave them the whole land of Bashan, the kingdom of Og. The whole area of Argob in Bashan used to be known as a land of the Rephaites.14Jair took the whole area of Argob. He was from the family line of Manasseh. Argob goes all the way to the border of the people of Geshur and Maacah. It was named after Jair. So Bashan is called Havvoth Jair to this very day.15I gave Gilead to Makir.16But I gave to the tribes of Reuben and Gad the territory that reaches from Gilead down to the Arnon River valley. It reaches all the way to the Jabbok River. The Jabbok is the northern border of Ammon. The middle of the Arnon River valley is its southern border.17The western border of Reuben and Gad is the Jordan River in the Arabah Valley. It reaches from the Sea of Galilee to the Dead Sea. It runs below the slopes of Pisgah.18Here is the command I gave at that time to the tribes of Reuben and Gad and half of the tribe of Manasseh. I said, “The Lord your God has given you this land as your very own. But all of your strong men must be prepared for battle. They must cross over ahead of the rest of your fellow Israelites.19“But your wives and children can stay in the towns I've given you. You can keep your livestock there too. I know you have a lot of livestock.20Let your families and livestock stay in those towns until the Lord gives peace and rest to the other tribes, just as he has given you peace and rest. And let them stay until the other tribes have taken over the land the Lord your God is giving them. That land is across the Jordan River. After that, each of you may go back to the land I've given you as your very own.”
The Lord Will Not Allow Moses to Cross the Jordan River
21At that time I gave Joshua a command. I said, “Your own eyes have seen everything the Lord your God has done to Sihon and Og. He will do the same thing to all of the kingdoms in the land where you are going.22Don't be afraid of them. The Lord your God himself will fight for you.”23At that time I made my appeal to the Lord. I said,24“Lord and King, you have begun to show me how great you are. You have shown me how strong your hand is. You do great works and mighty acts. There isn't any god in heaven or on earth that can do what you do.25Let me go across the Jordan River. Let me see the good land that is beyond it. I want to see that fine hill country and Lebanon.”26But the Lord was angry with me because of what you did. He wouldn't listen to me. “That is enough!” the Lord said. “Do not speak to me anymore about this matter.27Go up to the highest slopes of Pisgah. Look west and north and south and east. Look at the land with your own eyes. But you are not going to go across that Jordan River.28“So appoint Joshua as the new leader. Help him to be brave. Give him hope and strength. He will take these people across the Jordan. You will see the land. But he will lead them into it to take it as their own.”29So we stayed in the valley near Beth Peor.
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The Defeat of King Og
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, to battle at Edrei. (Nu 21:33; Nu 21:35; De 1:4; De 29:7)2But the Lord said to me, ‘Do not fear him, for I have given him and all his people and his land into your hand. And you shall do to him as you did to Sihon the king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon.’ (Nu 21:23; Nu 21:34)3So the Lord our God gave into our hand Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his people, and we struck him down until he had no survivor left. (Nu 21:35)4And we took all his cities at that time—there was not a city that we did not take from them—sixty cities, the whole region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan. (1Ki 4:13)5All these were cities fortified with high walls, gates, and bars, besides very many unwalled villages.6And we devoted them to destruction, as we did to Sihon the king of Heshbon, devoting to destruction every city, men, women, and children. (De 2:34; De 7:2; Ps 135:10)7But all the livestock and the spoil of the cities we took as our plunder.8So we took the land at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, from the Valley of the Arnon to Mount Hermon9(the Sidonians call Hermon Sirion, while the Amorites call it Senir), (De 4:48; Jos 11:3; Jos 11:17; Jos 12:5; 1Ch 5:23; Ps 29:6; So 4:8; Eze 27:5)10all the cities of the tableland and all Gilead and all Bashan, as far as Salecah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. (De 4:43; Jos 12:5; Jos 13:9; Jos 13:11; Jos 13:16; Jos 13:21; 1Ch 5:11; Jer 48:8; Jer 48:21)11(For only Og the king of Bashan was left of the remnant of the Rephaim. Behold, his bed was a bed of iron. Is it not in Rabbah of the Ammonites? Nine cubits was its length, and four cubits its breadth, according to the common cubit.) (Ge 14:5; De 2:11; De 2:20; 2Sa 11:1; 2Sa 12:26; Jer 49:2; Eze 21:20; Eze 25:5; Am 1:14; Re 21:17)12“When we took possession of this land at that time, I gave to the Reubenites and the Gadites the territory beginning at Aroer, which is on the edge of the Valley of the Arnon, and half the hill country of Gilead with its cities. (Nu 32:32; De 2:36; Jos 13:8)13The rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og, that is, all the region of Argob, I gave to the half-tribe of Manasseh. (All that portion of Bashan is called the land of Rephaim. (Nu 32:39; De 3:11; Jos 13:29; 1Ki 4:13)14Jair the Manassite took all the region of Argob, that is, Bashan, as far as the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and called the villages after his own name, Havvoth-jair, as it is to this day.) (Nu 32:41; Jos 12:5; Jos 13:11; Jos 13:13; 2Sa 3:3; 2Sa 10:6; 2Sa 13:37; 1Ch 2:22)15To Machir I gave Gilead, (Nu 32:39)16and to the Reubenites and the Gadites I gave the territory from Gilead as far as the Valley of the Arnon, with the middle of the valley as a border, as far over as the river Jabbok, the border of the Ammonites; (Nu 21:24; Jos 12:2; 2Sa 24:5)17the Arabah also, with the Jordan as the border, from Chinnereth as far as the Sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, under the slopes of Pisgah on the east. (Ge 14:3; Nu 21:15; Nu 34:11; De 4:49; Jos 3:16; Jos 12:3; 2Ki 14:25)18“And I commanded you at that time, saying, ‘The Lord your God has given you this land to possess. All your men of valor shall cross over armed before your brothers, the people of Israel. (Nu 32:20; Jos 1:14; Jos 4:12)19Only your wives, your little ones, and your livestock (I know that you have much livestock) shall remain in the cities that I have given you, (Nu 32:1; Nu 32:4)20until the Lord gives rest to your brothers, as to you, and they also occupy the land that the Lord your God gives them beyond the Jordan. Then each of you may return to his possession which I have given you.’ (Jos 22:4)21And I commanded Joshua at that time, ‘Your eyes have seen all that the Lord your God has done to these two kings. So will the Lord do to all the kingdoms into which you are crossing. (Nu 27:18)22You shall not fear them, for it is the Lord your God who fights for you.’ (Ex 14:14)
Moses Forbidden to Enter the Land
23“And I pleaded with the Lord at that time, saying,24‘O Lord God, you have only begun to show your servant your greatness and your mighty hand. For what god is there in heaven or on earth who can do such works and mighty acts as yours? (Ex 15:11; De 5:24; De 11:2; De 32:3; 1Ch 29:11)25Please let me go over and see the good land beyond the Jordan, that good hill country and Lebanon.’ (Ex 3:8; De 4:22; Jos 1:4)26But the Lord was angry with me because of you and would not listen to me. And the Lord said to me, ‘Enough from you; do not speak to me of this matter again. (De 1:37; 2Co 12:9)27Go up to the top of Pisgah and lift up your eyes westward and northward and southward and eastward, and look at it with your eyes, for you shall not go over this Jordan. (Nu 27:12)28But charge Joshua, and encourage and strengthen him, for he shall go over at the head of this people, and he shall put them in possession of the land that you shall see.’ (Nu 27:23; De 1:38; De 31:3; De 31:7)29So we remained in the valley opposite Beth-peor. (De 4:46; De 34:6)