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25 This very day I will begin to fill all the people of the earth[a] with dread and to terrify them when they hear about you. They will shiver and shake in anticipation of your approach.”[b]

Defeat of Sihon, King of Heshbon

26 Then I sent messengers from the Kedemoth[c] wilderness to King Sihon of Heshbon with an offer of peace: 27 “Let me pass through your land; I will keep strictly to the roadway.[d] I will not turn aside to the right or the left.

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  1. Deuteronomy 2:25 tn Heb “under heaven” (so NIV, NRSV).
  2. Deuteronomy 2:25 tn Heb “from before you.”
  3. Deuteronomy 2:26 sn Kedemoth. This is probably Aleiyan, about 8 mi (13 km) north of the Arnon and between Dibon and Mattanah.
  4. Deuteronomy 2:27 tn Heb “in the way in the way” (בַּדֶּרֶךְ בַּדֶּרֶךְ, badderekh badderekh). The repetition lays great stress on the idea of resolute determination to stick to the path. IBHS 116 §7.2.3c.

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