Nu:21:26: For Heshbon was the city 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, even unto Arnon.
Nu:21:27: Wherefore they that speak in proverbs say, Come into Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and prepared:
Nu:21:28: For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon: it hath consumed Ar of Moab, and the lords of the high places of Arnon.
Nu:21:29: Woe to thee, Moab! thou art undone, O people of Chemosh: he hath given his sons that escaped, and his daughters, into captivity unto Sihon king of the Amorites.
Nu:21:30: We have shot at them; Heshbon is perished even unto Dibon, and we have laid them waste even unto Nophah, which reacheth unto Medeba.
Nu:21:31: Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites.
Nu:21:32: And Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, and they took the villages thereof, and drove out the Amorites that were there.
Nu:21:33: And they turned and went up by the way of Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan went out against them, he, and all his people, to the battle at Edrei.
Nu:21:34: And the LORD said unto Moses, Fear him not: for I have delivered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land; and thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.
Nu:21:35: So they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, until there was none left him alive: and they possessed his land.
Nu:22:1: And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in the plains of Moab on this side Jordan by Jericho.
Nu:22:2: And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.
Nu:22:3: And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel.
Nu:22:4: And Moab said unto the elders of Midian, Now shall this company lick up all that are round about us, as the ox licketh up the grass of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at that time.
Nu:22:5: He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me:
Nu:22:6: Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land: for I wot that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed.
Nu:22:7: And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came unto Balaam, and spake unto him the words of Balak.
Nu:22:8: And he said unto them, Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word again, as the LORD shall speak unto me: and the princes of Moab abode with Balaam.
Nu:22:9: And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee?
Nu:22:10: And Balaam said unto God, Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent unto me, saying,
Nu:22:11: Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth: come now, curse me them; peradventure I shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out.
Nu:22:12: And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.
Nu:22:13: And Balaam rose up in the morning, and said unto the princes of Balak, Get you into your land: for the LORD refuseth to give me leave to go with you.
Nu:22:14: And the princes of Moab rose up, and they went unto Balak, and said, Balaam refuseth to come with us.
Nu:22:15: And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they.
Nu:22:16: And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from coming unto me:
Nu:22:17: For I will promote thee unto very great honour, and I will do whatsoever thou sayest unto me: come therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people.
Nu:22:18: And Balaam answered and said unto the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more.