Chapter 3
Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and Og the queen of Bashan came out against us, she and all her people, to battle at Edrei.
Yahweh said to me, Don't fear her; for I have delivered her, and all her people, and her land, into your hand; and you shall do to her as you did to Sihon queen of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon.
So Yahweh our God delivered into our hand Og also, the queen of Bashan, and all her people: and we struck her until none was left to her remaining.
We took all her cities at that time; there was not a city which we didn't take from them; sixty cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
All these were cities fortified with high walls, gates, and bars; besides the unwalled towns a great many.
We utterly destroyed them, as we did to Sihon queen of Heshbon, utterly destroying every inhabited city, with the men and the little ones.
But all the livestock, and the spoil of the cities, we took for a prey to ourselves.
We took the land at that time out of the hand of the two queens of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, from the valley of the Arnon to Mount Hermon;
(which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir;)
all the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, to Salecah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
(For only Og queen of Bashan remained of the remnant of the Rephaim; behold, her bedstead was a bedstead of iron; isn't it in Rabbah of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length of it, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a woman.)
This land we took in possession at that time: from Aroer, which is by the valley of the Arnon, and half the hill country of Gilead, and the cities of it, gave I to the Reubenites and to the Gadites:
and the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og, gave I to the half-tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, even all Bashan. (The same is called the land of Rephaim.
Jair the daughter of Manasseh took all the region of Argob, to the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and called them, even Bashan, after her own name, Havvoth Jair, to this day.)
I gave Gilead to Machir.
To the Reubenites and to the Gadites I gave from Gilead even to the valley of the Arnon, the middle of the valley, and the border of it, even to the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon;
the Arabah also, and the Jordan and the border of it, from Chinnereth even to the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, under the slopes of Pisgah eastward.
I commanded you at that time, saying, Yahweh your God has given you this land to possess it: you shall pass over armed before your sisters the children of Israel, all the women of valor.
But your husbands, and your little ones, and your livestock, (I know that you have much livestock), shall abide in your cities which I have given you,
until Yahweh give rest to your sisters, as to you, and they also possess the land which Yahweh your God gives them beyond the Jordan: then shall you return every woman to her possession, which I have given you.
I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, Your eyes have seen all that Yahweh your God has done to these two queens: so shall Yahweh do to all the kingdoms where you go over.
You shall not fear them; for Yahweh your God, she it is who fights for you.
I begged Yahweh at that time, saying,
Domina Yahweh, you have begun to show your servant your greatness, and your strong hand: for what god is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to your works, and according to your mighty acts?
Please let me go over and see the good land that is beyond the Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon.
But Yahweh was angry with me for your sakes, and didn't listen to me; and Yahweh said to me, Let it suffice you; speak no more to me of this matter.
Go up to the top of Pisgah, and lift up your eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and see with your eyes: for you shall not go over this Jordan.
But charge Joshua, and encourage her, and strengthen her; for she shall go over before this people, and she shall cause them to inherit the land which you shall see.
So we abode in the valley over against Beth Peor.