¶ Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and Og the king of
Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei.
2 And the LORD said unto me, Fear him not: for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.
.3 So the LORD our God delivered into our hands Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his people: and we smote him until none was left to him remaining.
| 1 -
Bashan The record of this conquest also appears in nu2132.
The word means smooth or fertile. The area has fertile soil. It is mostly
east of what we know as the Sea of Galilee.
2 - I will deliver him Also ex2331, de0724, de2013.
Often only the first verse of passages is indicated in the link references.
And we took all his cities at that time, there was not a city which we
took not from them, threescore cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom
of Og in Bashan.
5 All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many.
6 And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and children, of every city.
7 But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we took for a prey to ourselves.
.8 And we took at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites the land that was on this side Jordan, from the river of Arnon unto mount Hermon;
9 (Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion; and the Amorites call it Shenir;)
10 All the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, unto Salchah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
.11 For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.
4 - Argob The eastern area of Bashan (above). 1ki0413.
Image, Jordan River
¶ And this land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroer, which
is by the river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the cities thereof, gave
I unto the Reubenites and to the Gadites.
.13 And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of giants.
14 Jair the son of Manasseh took all the country of Argob unto the coasts of Geshuri and Maachathi; and called them after his own name, Bashanhavothjair, unto this day.
.15 And I gave Gilead unto Machir.
- Giants Literally "Rephaim."
14 - Jair ... took "The original inhabitants of the province north of Bashan, comprising sixty cities (De 3:4), not having been extirpated along with Og, this people were afterwards brought into subjection by the energy of Jair. This chief, of the tribe of Manasseh, in accordance with the pastoral habits of his people, called these newly acquired towns by a name which signifies 'Jair's Bedouin Villages of Tents.'" (JFB)
15 - Machir The part of Gilead not given to children of Gad was given to descendants of Machir nu3240.
| 16 And unto the Reubenites
and unto the Gadites I gave from Gilead even unto the river Arnon half
the valley, and the border even unto the river Jabbok, which is the border
of the children of Ammon;
.17 The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast thereof, from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, under Ashdothpisgah eastward.
.18 And I commanded you at that time, saying, The LORD your God hath given you this land to possess it: ye shall pass over armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all that are meet for the war.
19 But your wives, and your little ones, and your cattle, (for I know that ye have much cattle,) shall abide in your cities which I have given you;
.20 Until the LORD have given rest unto your brethren, as well as unto you, and until they also possess the land which the LORD your God hath given them beyond Jordan: and then shall ye return every man unto his possession, which I have given you.
|20 - Rest At the end of the conquest Joshua released the two and a half tribes to return home on the other side of Jordan jos2204.|
| 21 ¶ And I commanded
Joshua at that time, saying, Thine eyes have seen all that the LORD your
God hath done unto these two kings: so shall the LORD do unto all the kingdoms
whither thou passest.
22 Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your God he shall fight for you.
And I besought the LORD at that time, saying,
24 O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might?
.25 I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon.
26 But the LORD was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and the LORD said unto me, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter.
- Besought Or "was seeking the favor of." nu2712.
24 - Begun to shew Moses wanted to see the land and the fulfillment of promises the Lord had revealed to him for the people. Compare da1208.
25 - Beyond He was still on the east side.
Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes westward, and
northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold it with thine eyes:
for thou shalt not go over this Jordan.
28 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.
.29 So we abode in the valley over against Bethpeor.
- He shall go It is often hard to turn over
our responsibilities to another. We can learn from Moses to seek the glory
of God in all things regardless of personal interests.
29 - Bethpeor "Beth" means "house." The term may be translated as "the house of desire."