Israel with some loss destroy the Canaanites at Hormah.
Numbers 21:1 And when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the South, heard tell that Israel came by the way of the spies, then hee fought against Israel, and tooke some of them prisoners. Numbers 21:2 And Israel vowed a vow vnto the LORD, and said, If thou wilt in deed deliuer this people into my hand, then I wil vtterly destroy their cities. Numbers 21:3 And the LORD hearkened to the voyce of Israel, and deliuered vp the Canaanites: and they vtterly destroyed them, and their cities, and hee called the name of the place Hormah.
The people murmuring are plagued with fiery serpents.
Numbers 21:4 And they iourneyed from mount Hor, by the way of the red sea, to compasse the land of Edom: and the soule of the people was much discouraged because of the way. Numbers 21:5 And the people spake against God and against Moses, Wherefore haue ye brought vs vp out of Egypt, to die in the wildernesse? For there is no bread, neither is there any water, and our soule loatheth this light bread. Numbers 21:6 And the LORD sent fierie serpents among the people, and they bit the people, and much people of Israel died.
They repenting are healed by a brasen serpent.
Numbers 21:7 Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We haue sinned: for wee haue spoken against the LORD, and against thee: pray vnto the LORD that hee take away the serpents from vs: and Moses prayed for the people. Numbers 21:8 And the LORD said vnto Moses, Make thee a fierie serpent, and set it vpon a pole: and it shall come to passe, that euery one that is bitten, when hee looketh vpon it, shall liue. Numbers 21:9 And Moses made a serpent of brasse, and put it vpon a pole, and it came to passe, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when hee beheld the serpent of brasse, he liued.
Sundry journeys of the Israelites.
Numbers 21:10 And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in Oboth. Numbers 21:11 And they iourneyed from Oboth, and pitched at Iie-Abarim, in the wildernes which is before Moab, toward the Sunne rising.
Numbers 21:12 From thence they remooued, and pitched in the valley of Zared. Numbers 21:13 From thence they remooued, and pitched on the other side of Arnon, which [is] in the wildernesse that commeth out of the coasts of the Amorites: for Arnon [is] the border of Moab, betweene Moab and the Amorites. Numbers 21:14 Wherefore it is said in the booke of the warres of the LORD, what he did in the Red sea, and in the brookes of Arnon, Numbers 21:15 And at the streame of the brookes that goeth downe to the dwelling of Ar, & lieth vpon the border of Moab. Numbers 21:16 And from thence [they went] to Beer: that [is] the well whereof the LORD spake vnto Moses, Gather the people together, and I will giue them water.
Numbers 21:17 Then Israel sang this song, Spring vp O well, Sing ye vnto it: Numbers 21:18 The Princes digged the well, the nobles of the people digged it, by [the direction of] the Law-giuer, with their staues. And from the wildernesse [they went] to Mattanah: Numbers 21:19 And from Mattanah, to Nahaliel, and from Nahaliel to Bamoth: Numbers 21:20 And from Bamoth [in] the valley, that [is] in the countrey of Moab, to the toppe of Pisgah, which looketh toward Ieshimon.
Sihon is overcome,
Numbers 21:21 And Israel sent messengers vnto Sihon king of the Amorites, saying, Numbers 21:22 Let me passe thorow thy land, we will not turne into the fields, or into the vineyards, we will not drinke of the waters of the well: but we will goe along by the kings [high] way, vntill wee be past thy borders. Numbers 21:23 And Sihon would not suffer Israel to passe thorow his border: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and went out against Israel into the wildernes: and he came to Iahaz, and fought against Israel. Numbers 21:24 And Israel smote him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from Arnon vnto Iabok, euen vnto the children of Ammon: for the border of the children of Ammon was strong. Numbers 21:25 And Israel tooke all these cities: and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the villages thereof. Numbers 21:26 For Heshbon was the citie of Sihon the King of the Amorites, who had fought against the former King of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, euen vnto Arnon. Numbers 21:27 Wherefore they that speake in prouerbes, say, Come into Heshbon: let the citie of Sihon bee built and prepared. Numbers 21:28 For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the citie of Sihon: it hath consumed Ar of Moab, [and] the lordes of the high places of Arnon. Numbers 21:29 Woe to thee, Moab, thou art vndone, O people of Chemosh: he hath giuen his sonnes that escaped, and his daughters, into captiuitie vnto Sihon King of the Amorites. Numbers 21:30 We haue shot at them; Heshbon is perished euen vnto Dibon, and we haue layde them waste euen vnto Nophah, which [reacheth] vnto Medeba.
Numbers 21:31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites. Numbers 21:32 And Moses sent to spy out Iaazer, and they tooke the villages thereof, and droue out the Amorites that [were] there.
Numbers 21:33 And they turned and went vp by the way of Bashan: and Og the King of Bashan went out against them, he, and all his people, to the battell at Edrei. Numbers 21:34 And the LORD said vnto Moses, Feare him not: for I haue deliuered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land, and thou shalt doe to him as thou didst vnto Sihon King of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon. Numbers 21:35 So they smote him & his sonnes, and all his people, vntill there was none left him aliue, and they possessed his land.