New American Bible (Revised Edition)
2 It is a journey of eleven days from Horeb[a] to Kadesh-barnea by way of the highlands of Seir.
3 In the fortieth year,[b] on the first day of the eleventh month, Moses spoke to the Israelites according to all that the Lord had commanded him to speak to them, 4 after he had defeated Sihon, king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon,(A) and Og, king of Bashan, who reigned in Ashtaroth and in Edrei.Read full chapter
- 1:2 Horeb: an alternative name for Mount Sinai, the wilderness mountain where the Israelites received revelation from God (cf. Ex 3; 19). Kadesh-barnea: the southern gateway to the land of Canaan, from which Moses sent spies to reconnoiter the land (cf. Nm 13:26; 32:8). Seir: Edom, the land just south of Moab.
- 1:3 Fortieth year: counting from the exodus from Egypt (cf. Ex 12:2; 13:20–22).