12 *And Jephthah sent messengers unto the king of the children of Ammon, saying, What hast thou to do with me, that thou art come against me to fight in my land? 13 And the king of the children of Ammon answered unto the messengers of Jephthah, kBecause Israel took away my land, when they came up out of Egypt, from lArnon even unto mJabbok, and unto Jordan: now therefore restore those lands again peaceably. 14 And Jephthah sent messengers again unto the king of the children of Ammon: 15 And said unto him, Thus saith Jephthah, nIsrael took not away the land of Moab, nor the land of the children of Ammon: 16 But when Israel came up from Egypt, and walked through the wilderness ounto the Red sea, and pcame to Kadesh; 17 Then qIsrael sent messengers unto the king of Edom, saying, Let me, I pray thee, pass through thy land: rbut the king of Edom would not hearken thereto. And in like manner they sent unto the king of Moab: but he would not consent: and Israel sabode in Kadesh. 18 Then they went along through the wilderness, and tcompassed the land of Edom, and the land of Moab, and ucame by the east side of the land of Moab, xand pitched on the other side of Arnon, but came not within the border of Moab: for Arnon was the border of Moab. 19 And yIsrael sent messengers unto Sihon king of the Amorites, the king of Heshbon; and Israel said unto him, zLet us pass, we pray thee, through thy land into my place. 20 aBut Sihon trusted not Israel to pass through his coast: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and pitched in bJahaz, and fought against Israel. 21 And the Lord God of Israel delivered Sihon and all his people into the hand of Israel, and they csmote them: so Israel possessed all the land of the Amorites, the inhabitants of that country. 22 And they possessed all the coasts of the Amorites, dfrom Arnon even unto Jabbok, and from the wilderness even unto Jordan. 23 So now the Lord God of Israel hath dispossessed the Amorites from before his people Israel, and shouldest thou possess it? 24 Wilt not thou possess that which eChemosh thy god giveth thee to possess? So whomsoever fthe Lord our God shall drive out from before us, them will we possess. 25 And now art thou any thing better than gBalak the son of Zippor, king of Moab? did he ever strive against Israel, or did he ever fight against them, 26 While Israel dwelt in hHeshbon and her towns, and in iAroer and her towns, and in all the cities that be along by the coasts of Arnon, jthree hundred years? why therefore did ye not recover them within that time? 27 Wherefore I have not sinned against thee, but thou doest me wrong to war against me: the Lord kthe Judge be judge this day between the children of Israel and the children of Ammon. 28 Howbeit the king of the children of Ammon hearkened not unto the words of Jephthah which he sent him.
Comp. Num. 21:26. Deut. 2:19 with Deut. 3:11. Josh. 13:25.
See Num. 21:13.
See Gen. 32:22.
See Num. 13:26.
See Jos. 13:18 (Heb.).
ver. 13, 26. Deut. 2:36.
See Num. 21:29.
Deut. 9:5. & 18:12. Josh. 3:10. See Ex. 15:9 marg.
Num. 22:2. Comp. Deut. 23:3, 4. Josh. 24:9.
Num. 21:25 marg. See Num. 32:37.
See Deut. 2:36.
Comp. Acts 13:20 with 1 Kin. 6:1.