Contending and Possessing your Inheritance - Deuteronomy 2

Then we turned, and took our journey into the  wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the LORD spake  unto me: and we compassed mount Seir many days. Deuteronomy 2:1 

Deuteronomy 2:2  And the LORD spake unto me, saying, 

Deuteronomy 2:3 Ye have  compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.   

Deuteronomy 2:4 And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau,  which dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed unto yourselves therefore: 

Deuteronomy 2:5 Meddle not with  them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much  as a foot breadth; because I have given mount Seir unto Esau  for a possession. 

Deuteronomy 2:6 Ye shall buy meat of them for  money, that ye may eat; and ye shall also buy water of them  for money, that ye may drink. 

Deuteronomy 2:7 For the LORD thy God  hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth  thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years  the LORD thy God hath been with thee; thou hast lacked  nothing. 

Deuteronomy 2:8 And when we passed by from our brethren  the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, through the way  of the plain from Elath, and from Ezion-gaber, we turned  and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab. 

Deuteronomy 2:9  And the LORD said unto me, Distress not the Moabites,  neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give thee  of their land for a possession; because I have given Ar  unto the children of Lot for a possession. 

Deuteronomy 2:10 The  Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and  many, and tall, as the Anakims; 

Deuteronomy 2:11 Which also were  accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call  them Emims. 

Deuteronomy 2:12 The Horims also dwelt in Seir  beforetime; but the children of Esau succeeded them, when  they had destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in  their stead; as Israel did unto the land of his possession,  which the LORD gave unto them. 

Deuteronomy 2:13 Now rise up, said  I, and get you over the brook Zered. And we went over 
the  brook Zered. 

Deuteronomy 2:14 And the space in which we came from  Kadesh-barnea, until we were come over the brook Zered,  was thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the  men of war were wasted out from among the host, as the  LORD sware unto them. 

Deuteronomy 2:15 For indeed the hand of the  LORD was against them, to destroy them from among the  host, until they were consumed.   

Deuteronomy 2:16 So it came to pass, when all the men of war were  consumed and dead from among the people, 

Deuteronomy 2:17 That  the LORD spake unto me, saying, 

Deuteronomy 2:18 Thou art to pass  over through Ar, the coast of Moab, this day: 

Deuteronomy 2:19 And  when thou comest nigh over against the children of  Ammon, distress them not, nor meddle with them: for I will  not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon any  possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot  for a possession. 

Deuteronomy 2:20 (That also was accounted a land  of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the  Ammonites call them Zamzummims; 

Deuteronomy 2:21 A people  great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD  destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and  dwelt in their stead: 

Deuteronomy 2:22 As he did to the children of  Esau, which dwelt in Seir, when he destroyed the Horims  from before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in  their stead even unto this day: 

Deuteronomy 2:23 And the Avims which  dwelt in Hazerim, even unto Azzah, the Caphtorims,  which came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt  in their stead.)  

Deuteronomy 2:24 Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the  river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the  Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess  it, and contend with him in battle. 

Deuteronomy 2:25 This day will I  begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the  nations that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear  report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because  of thee.  

Deuteronomy 2:26 And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of  Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Heshbon with words of  peace, saying, 

Deuteronomy 2:27 Let me pass through thy land: I will  go along by the high way, I will neither turn unto the right  hand nor to the left. 

Deuteronomy 2:28 Thou shalt sell me meat for  money, that I may eat; and give me water for 
money, that I  may drink: only I will pass through on my feet; 

Deuteronomy 2:29 (As  the children of Esau which dwell in Seir, and the Moabites  which dwell in Ar, did unto me;) until I shall pass over  Jordan into the land which the LORD our God giveth us.   

Deuteronomy 2:30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by  him: for the LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made  his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand,  as appeareth this day. 

Deuteronomy 2:31 And the LORD said unto  me, Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land before  thee: begin to possess, that thou mayest inherit his land.  

Deuteronomy 2:32 Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his  people, to fight at Jahaz. 

Deuteronomy 2:33 And the LORD our God  delivered him before us; and we smote him, and his sons,  and all his people. 

Deuteronomy 2:34 And we took all his cities at that  time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the  little ones, of every city, we left none to remain: 

Deuteronomy 2:35  Only the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves, and the  spoil of the cities which we took. 

Deuteronomy 2:36 From Aroer, which  is by the brink of the river of Arnon, and from the city  that is by the river, even unto Gilead, there was not one  city too strong for us: the LORD our God delivered all unto us: 

Deuteronomy 2:37 Only unto the land of the children of Ammon  thou camest not, nor unto any place of the river Jabbok,  nor unto the cities in the mountains, nor unto whatsoever  the LORD our God forbad us.