The Geneva Bible 1587 Edition
one of the most historically significant translations of the Bible into the English language,
preceding the King James translation by 51 years.
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1 Then They obeyed, after God had chastised them. we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the LORD spake unto me: and we compassed mount Seir Eight and thirty years, as in (Deu_2:14). many days.
2 And the Lord spake vnto me, saying,
3 Ye haue compassed this mountaine long ynough: turne you Northward.
4 And command thou the people, saying, Ye [are] to pass through the This was the second time, before they had caused the Israelites to return, (Num_20:21). coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed unto yourselves therefore:
5 Ye shall not prouoke them: for I wil not giue you of their land so much as a foot breadth, because I haue giuen mount Seir vnto Esau for a possession.
6 Ye shall buy meate of them for money to eate, and ye shall also procure water of them for money to drinke.
7 For the LORD thy God hath And given you means, with which you may make recompence: also God will direct you by his providence, as he has done. blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the LORD thy God [hath been] with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.
8 And when we were departed from our brethren the children of Esau which dwelt in Seir, through the way of the plaine, from Elath, and from Ezion-gaber, we turned and went by the way of the wildernes of Moab.
9 And the LORD said unto me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give thee of their land [for] a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children Which were the Moabites and Ammonites. of Lot [for] a possession.
10 The Signifying that as these giants were driven out for their sins: so the wicked when their sins are ripe, cannot avoid God's plagues. Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims;
11 They also were taken for gyants as the Anakims: whom the Moabites call Emims.
12 The Horims also dwelt in Seir before time, whome the children of Esau chased out and destroyed them before them, and dwelt in their steade: as Israel shall doe vnto the land of his possession, which the Lord hath giuen them.
13 Now rise vp, sayd I, and get you ouer the riuer Zered: and we went ouer the riuer Zered.
14 And the He shows by this, that as God is true in his promise, so his threatenings are not in vain. space in which we came from Kadeshbarnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, [was] thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the men of war were wasted out from among the host, as the LORD sware unto them.
15 For indeed the His plague and punishment to destroy all that were twenty years old and above. hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them from among the host, until they were consumed.
16 So when all the men of warre were consumed and dead from among the people:
17 Then the Lord spake vnto me, saying,
18 Thou shalt goe through Ar the coast of Moab this day:
19 And thou shalt come neere ouer against the children of Ammon: but shalt not lay siege vnto them, nor moue warre against them: for I will not giue thee of the land of the children of Ammon any possession: for I haue giuen it vnto the children of Lot for a possession.
20 (That also was accounted a land Who called themselves Rephaims: that is, preservers, or physicians to heal and reform vices: but were indeed Zamzummims, that is, wicked and abominable. of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims;
21 A people that was great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims: but the Lord destroyed them before them, and they succeeded them in their inheritance, and dwelt in their stead:
22 As he did to the children of Esau which dwell in Seir, when he destroyed the Horims before them, and they possessed them, and dwelt in their stead vnto this day.
23 And the Auims which dwelt in Hazarim euen vnto Azzah, the Caphtorims which came out of Caphtor destroyed them, and dwelt in their steade.
24 Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the According to his promise made to Abraham, (Gen_15:16). Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess [it], and contend with him in battle.
25 This day will I This declares that the hearts of men are in God's hands either to be made faint, or bold. begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the nations [that are] under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee.
26 Then I sent messengers out of the wildernes of Kedemoth vnto Sihon King of Heshbon, with wordes of peace, saying,
27 Let me passe through thy land: I will go by the hie way: I will neither turne vnto the right hand nor to the left.
28 Thou shalt sell me meate for money, for to eate, and shalt giue me water for money for to drinke: onely I will go through on my foote,
29 (As the Because neither intreaty nor examples or others could move him, he could not complain of his just destruction. children of Esau which dwell in Seir, and the Moabites which dwell in Ar, did unto me;) until I shall pass over Jordan into the land which the LORD our God giveth us.
30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the LORD thy God God in his election and reprobation not only appoints the ends, but the means tending to the same. hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as [appeareth] this day.
31 And the Lorde sayd vnto me, Beholde, I haue begun to giue Sihon and his land before thee: begin to possesse and inherite his land.
32 Then came out Sihon to meete vs, him selfe with all his people to fight at Iahaz.
33 But the Lord our God deliuered him into our power, and we smote him, and his sonnes, and all his people.
34 And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the God had cursed Canaan, and therefore he did not want any of the wicked race to be preserved. women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain:
35 Onely the cattell we tooke to our selues, and the spoyle of the cities which we tooke,
36 From Aroer, which is by the banke of the riuer of Arnon, and from the citie that is vpon the riuer, euen vnto Gilead: there was not one citie that escaped vs: for the Lorde our God deliuered vp all before vs.
37 Onely vnto the land of the children of Ammon thou camest not, nor vnto any place of the riuer Iabbok, nor vnto the cities in the mountaines, nor vnto whatsoeuer the Lorde our God forbade vs.Presented by The Common Man's Prospective. Copyright© 1999-2012 Ernest C. Marsh