Numbers 21:21-35 Sihon and Og Kings of the Amorites
21 Then Israel
sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, saying, 22 "Let me pass through your land. We will not
turn aside into fields or vineyards; we will not drink water from wells; but we
will go by the King's Highway until we have passed through your
territory." 23 But Sihon
would not allow Israel
to pass through his territory. So Sihon gathered all his people together and
went out against Israel in
the wilderness, and he came to Jahaz and fought against Israel. 24 Then Israel defeated him with the edge
of the sword, and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, as
far as the people of Ammon; for the border of the people of Ammon was
fortified. 25 So Israel took all these cities, and Israel dwelt in
all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon and in all its villages. 26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon
king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and had
taken all his land from his hand as far as the Arnon. 27 Therefore those who speak in proverbs say:
"Come to Heshbon, let it be built;
Let the city of Sihon
"For fire went out from Heshbon,
A flame from the city of Sihon;
It consumed Ar of Moab,
The lords of the heights of the Arnon.
29 Woe to
You have perished, O people of Chemosh!
He has given his sons as fugitives,
And his daughters into captivity,
To Sihon king of the Amorites.
"But we have shot at them;
Heshbon has perished as far as Dibon.
Then we laid waste as far as Nophah,
Which reaches to Medeba."
31 Thus Israel dwelt in
the land of the Amorites. 32 Then
Moses sent to spy out Jazer; and they took its villages and drove out the
Amorites who were there.
33 And they
turned and went up by the way to Bashan. So Og king of Bashan went out
against them, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei. 34 Then the LORD said to Moses,
"Do not fear him, for I have delivered him into your hand, with all his
people and his land; and you shall do to him as you did to Sihon king of the
Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon." 35
So they defeated him, his sons, and all his people, until there was no survivor
left him; and they took possession of his land. NKJV
were counted among the people destined by God to be destroyed from the land and
listed among the seven nations specified.
[Genesis 15:17-21, Exodus
3:7-8, 13-17, 13:3-5, 23:20-24, 33:1-3, 34:10-17]
They are descendants of Canaan
who was descended from Ham the son of Noah.
had been slaves in the land
of Egypt for 400 years
before they were to come and inherit the Promised Land because the iniquity of
the Amorites was not yet complete
when the promise was first given to Abraham.
Jacob said that he had taken land from the
Amorites by the sword as he blessed the sons of Joseph. [Genesis
Attempting to avoid war on the way to the
Promised Land, Moses sent messengers to Sihon the king of the Amorites
requesting peaceful passage through his land and showing respect for his right
of possession of the fields, vineyards, and even the water of his wells.
Sihon refused and came out against Israel with his armies and fought against Israel in the
defeated the Amorites with Sihon and took possession of his lands and cities to
the border of the Ammonites from the Arnon to the Jabbok. [Numbers
The Ammonites were descendants of Lot the son of
brother of Abraham. [Genesis 11:27-29, 19:30-38]
The Ammonites were descendants of the line of
Shem the son of Noah. [Genesis 11:10-32]
Sihon the king of Heshbon had formerly taken the
land from the Moabites known as the Ar of Moab and the Arnon. [Numbers
is son of Lot and brother of Ben-Ammi father
of the people of Ammon. [Genesis 19:30-38]
The people of Moab worship Chemosh. [Numbers
21:29, 1 Kings 11:33]
Moses sent spies to spy out Jazer,
they took its villages and drove out the Amorites who were there.
They turned toward Bashan, so Og
the king of Bashan went out against them to
battle at Edrei.
Yehowah said to Moses, Do not fear him, for I
have delivered him into your hand with all his people and his land; You shall do to him
as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites who dwelt at Heshbon.
defeated Og king of Bashan,
his sons, and all his people until there was no survivor left. They took possession of his land.
Og was the last of the
line of the giants (Nephilim), his bed was 13 ½ ft long and 6 ft wide. [Deuteronomy
3:11, Genesis 6:1-4]
Og was also a king of
the Amorites. [Deuteronomy 3:7, Joshua 9:10]