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Numbers 21

Israel with some loss destroy the Canaanites at Hormah.

Numbers 21:1 And when kynge Arad the Cananite whyche dwelt towarde the south, harde tell þt Israel came vp the waye that the spyes had founde oute, he foughte agaynst Israel, and toke some of them presoners. Numbers 21:2 And Israel vowed a vowe vnto the Lorde, and sayde: If thou wylt delyuer this people into my hande, I wyll vtterly destroye theyr cyties. Numbers 21:3 And the Lorde herde the voyce of Israel, and deliuered them the Cananites. And they destroyed them and theyr cyties, & called the name of the place Horma.

The people murmuring are plagued with fiery serpents.

Numbers 21:4 And they departed from mount Hor by the waye of the redd see: to compasse the land of Edom. And the soule of the people faynted by the waye. Numbers 21:5 And þe people spake agaynst God & agaynst Moses wherfore hast thou brought vs oute of Egypte, for to dye in the wildernesse? for here is nether bread nor water, & oure soule lotheth thys lyghte breade. Numbers 21:6 Wherfore the Lorde sent fyerye serpentes amonge the people, whych stonge them: and moche people of Israel dyed.

They repenting are healed by a brasen serpent.

Numbers 21:7 Therfore the people came to Moses and sayde: we haue synned, for we haue spoken agaynst the Lorde & agaynst the, make intercessyon to the Lorde, that he take awaye the serpentes from vs. And Moses made intercessyon for the people. Numbers 21:8 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses: make the a fyrie serpent & set it vp for a sygne, þt as many as are bytten, maye loke vpon it, & lyue. Numbers 21:9 And Moses made a serpent of brasse, and set it vp for a sygne. And when the serpentes had bytten any man, he behelde the serpent of brasse, and was healed.

Sundry journeys of the Israelites.

Numbers 21:10 And the chyldren of Israel departed thence, and pytched in Oboth. Numbers 21:11 And they departed from Oboth, and pitched at the heapes of Abarim: euen in the wyldernesse whyche is by the playne of Moab on the east syde.

Numbers 21:12 And they remoued thence, and pytched vpon the ryuer of Zarad. Numbers 21:13 And they departed thence, and pytched on the other syde of Arnon, which is in the wyldernesse, and commeth oute of the costes of the Amorites: for Arnon is the border of Moab, betwene Moab and the Amorites. Numbers 21:14 Wherfore it is spoken in the boke of the warre of the Lord, what thynge he dyd in the redd see, & in the ryuers of Arnon. Numbers 21:15 And the heade of the ryuers, that goeth downe to the dwellyng of Ar, and stretcheth vnto the border of Moab: Numbers 21:16 from thence it turneth vnto Beer. The same is Beer, or well wherof the Lorde spake vnto Moses: gether the people together, and I wyll geue them water.

Numbers 21:17 Then Israel sange thys songe: Aryse vp well, singe ye vnto him. Numbers 21:18 The princes dygged thys well, the captaynes of the people dygged it, with the teacher, and with theyr staues. And from the wyldernesse they went to Matana, Numbers 21:19 and from Matana to Nahaliel, & from Nahaliel to Bamoth, Numbers 21:20 and from Bamoth to þe valay that is in the felde of Moab vnto the top of the hyll that appeareth before Iesimon.

Sihon is overcome,

Numbers 21:21 And Israel sent messengers vnto Sehon, kynge of the Amorites, sayinge: Numbers 21:22 I wyll go thorowe thy lande: we wyll not tourne into thy feldes or vyneyardes, nether drynke of the waters of þe well: but we wyll go a longe by the kynges hye waye, vntyll we be past thy countre. Numbers 21:23 But Sehon wolde geue Israel no licence to passe thorowe hys countre, but gethered all hys people together and went oute agaynst Israel into the wyldernesse. And he came to Iaheza and foughte agaynst Israel. Numbers 21:24 And Israel smote him in the edge of the swerde, and conquered hys lande, from Arnon vnto Iakob: and vnto the chyldren of Ammon. For the border of the chyldren of Ammon was, stronge. Numbers 21:25 And Israel toke all these cities and dwelt in all the cyties of the Amorites: in Hesbon and in all the townes that longe therto. Numbers 21:26 For Hesbon was the cytie of Sehon the kynge of the Amorites, whyche fought before agaynst the kynge of þe Moabites, and toke all his lande out of hys hande, euen vnto Arnon. Numbers 21:27 Wherfore they saye in the prouerbe: come to Hesbon, and let the cytye of Sehon be bylt & repayred: Numbers 21:28 for there is a fyre gone out of Hesbon, and a flamme from the cytie of Sehon, and hath consumed Ar in Moab, and the inheritours of the hye places in Arnon. Numbers 21:29 Wo be to the Moab: o people of Chamos, ye are vndone, he hath put his sonnes to flyghte, and hys daughters to captiuyte vnto Sehon kynge of the Amorites. Numbers 21:30 Theyr empire is lost from Hesbon vnto Dibon, and we made a wyldernesse euen vnto Nopha, whych reacheth vnto Mediba.

Numbers 21:31 And thus Israel dwelt in the lande of the Amorites. Numbers 21:32 And Moses sent to serche oute Iaezer, and they toke townes belongynge therto, and rooted oute the Amorites that were there in.

and Og.

Numbers 21:33 And they tourned and went vp towarde Basan. And Og the kynge of Basan came out agaynst them, he and all his people to fyght at Adrei. Numbers 21:34 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses, feare him not, for I haue delyuered him in thy hande, and all his people, and hys lande. And thou shalt do to him as thou dydest vnto Sehon the kyng of the Amorites which dwelt at Hesbon. Numbers 21:35 They smote hym therfore, and his sonnes, and all his people, vntill ther was nothinge lefte him. And they conquered hys lande.

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