1 Quod cum audisset Chana naeus rex Arad, qui habita bat in Nageb, venisse scilicet Israel per viam Atarim, pugnavit contra illum et duxit ex eo captivos.
2 At Israel voto se Domino obligans ait: "Si tradideris populum istum in manu mea, delebo urbes eius"
3 Exaudivitque Dominus preces Israel et tradidit Chananaeum, quem ille interfecit, subversis urbibus eius, et vocavit nomen loci illius Horma.
4 Profecti sunt autem et de monte Hor per viam, quae ducit ad mare Rubrum, ut circumirent terram Edom. Et taedere coepit populum itineris.
5 Locutusque contra Deum et Moysen ait: "Cur eduxisti nos de Aegypto, ut moreremur in solitudine? Deest panis, non sunt aquae; anima nostra iam nauseat super cibo isto levissimo"
6 Quam ob rem misit Dominus in populum ignitos serpentes, qui mordebant populum, et mortuus est populus multus ex Israel.
7 Et venerunt ad Moysen atque dixerunt: "Peccavimus, quia locuti sumus contra Dominum et te; ora, ut tollat a nobis serpentes" Oravitque Moyses pro populo.
8 Et locutus est Dominus ad eum: "Fac serpentem ignitum et pone eum pro signo: qui percussus aspexerit eum, vivet "
9 Fecit ergo Moyses serpentem aeneum et posuit eum pro signo; quem cum percussi aspicerent, sanabantur.
10 Profectique filii Israel castrametati sunt in Oboth,
11 unde egressi fixere tentoria in Ieabarim, in solitudine, quae respicit Moab contra orientalem plagam.
12 Et inde moventes venerunt ad torrentem Zared;
13 quem relinquentes castrametati sunt ultra Arnon, qui est in deserto, quod prominet de finibus Amorraei. Siquidem Arnon terminus est Moab dividens Moabitas et Amorraeos.
14 Unde dicitur in libro bellorum Domini: "Vaheb in Supha et torrentes Arnon.
15 Scopuli torrentium inclinati sunt in habitationem Ar et recumbunt in finibus Moabitarum"
16 Ex eo loco in Beer. Hic est puteus, super quo locutus est Dominus ad Moysen: "Congrega populum, et dabo ei aquam"
17 Tunc cecinit Israel carmen istud: "Ascendat puteus. Concinite ei.
18 Puteus, quem foderunt principes et paraverunt duces populi in sceptris et in baculis suis" De solitudine in Matthana;
19 de Matthana in Nahaliel; de Nahaliel in Bamoth;
20 de Bamoth in vallem, quae est in regione Moab in vertice Phasga, qui respicit contra desertum.
21 Misit autem Israel nuntios ad Sehon regem Amorraeorum dicens:
22 "Obsecro, ut transire mihi liceat per terram tuam: non declinabimus in agros et vineas, non bibemus aquas ex puteis. Via regia gradiemur, donec transeamus terminos tuos "
23 Qui concedere noluit, ut transiret Israel per fines suos; quin potius, populo congregato, egressus est obviam in desertum et venit in Iasa pugnavitque contra Israel.
24 A quo percussus est in ore gladii, et possessa est terra eius ab Arnon usque Iaboc et filios Ammon; quia forti praesidio tenebantur termini Ammonitarum.
25 Tulit ergo Israel omnes civitates eius et habitavit in urbibus Amorraei, in Hesebon scilicet et viculis eius.
26 Hesebon enim erat urbs Sehon regis Amorraei, qui pugnavit contra primum regem Moab et tulit omnem terram, quae dicionis illius fuerat usque Arnon.
27 Idcirco dicitur in proverbio: "Venite in Hesebon! Aedificetur et construatur civitas Sehon!
28 Ignis egressus est de Hesebon, flamma de oppido Sehon et devoravit Ar Moabitarum et deglutivit excelsa Arnon.
29 Vae tibi, Moab; peristi, popule Chamos! Dedit filios eius in fugam et filias in captivitatem regi Amorraeorum Sehon.
30 Iecimus sagittas in eos, disperiit Hesebon usque Dibon. Vastavimus usque Nophe et usque Medaba"
31 Habitavit itaque Israel in terra Amorraei.
32 Misitque Moyses, qui explorarent Iazer, cuius ceperunt viculos et expulerunt Amorraeos, qui erant ibi.
33 Verteruntque se et ascenderunt per viam Basan, et occurrit eis Og rex Basan cum omni populo suo pugnaturus in Edrai.
34 Dixitque Dominus ad Moysen: "Ne timeas eum, quia in manu tua tradidi illum et omnem populum ac terram eius, faciesque illi, sicut fecisti Sehon regi Amorraeorum habitatori Hesebon"
35 Percusserunt igitur et hunc cum filiis suis universumque populum eius usque ad internecionem; et possederunt terram illius.
King James Version
1 And when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of the spies; then he fought against Israel, and took some of them prisoners.
2 And Israel vowed a vow unto the LORD, and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.
3 And the LORD hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: and he called the name of the place Hormah.
4 ¶ And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.
5 And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.
6 And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
7 ¶ Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.
9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
10 ¶ And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in Oboth.
11 And they journeyed from Oboth, and pitched at Ije-abarim, in the wilderness which is before Moab, toward the sunrising.
12 ¶ From thence they removed, and pitched in the valley of Zared.
13 From thence they removed, and pitched on the other side of Arnon, which is in the wilderness that cometh out of the coasts of the Amorites: for Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.
14 Wherefore it is said in the book of the wars of the LORD, What he did in the Red sea, and in the brooks of Arnon,
15 And at the stream of the brooks that goeth down to the dwelling of Ar, and lieth upon the border of Moab.
16 And from thence they went to Beer: that is the well whereof the LORD spake unto Moses, Gather the people together, and I will give them water.
17 ¶ Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing ye unto it:
18 The princes digged the well, the nobles of the people digged it, by the direction of the lawgiver, with their staves. And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah:
19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel: and from Nahaliel to Bamoth:
20 And from Bamoth in the valley, that is in the country of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looketh toward Jeshimon.
21 ¶ And Israel sent messengers unto Sihon king of the Amorites, saying,
22 Let me pass through thy land: we will not turn into the fields, or into the vineyards; we will not drink of the waters of the well: but we will go along by the king's high way, until we be past thy borders.
23 And Sihon would not suffer Israel to pass through his border: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and went out against Israel into the wilderness: and he came to Jahaz, and fought against Israel.
24 And Israel smote him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from Arnon unto Jabbok, even unto the children of Ammon: for the border of the children of Ammon was strong.
25 And Israel took all these cities: and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the villages thereof.
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.
27 Wherefore they that speak in proverbs say, Come into Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and prepared:
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.
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.
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.
31 ¶ Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites.
32 And Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, and they took the villages thereof, and drove out the Amorites that were there.
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.
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.
35 So they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, until there was none left him alive: and they possessed his land.