6 You must pay them in silver for any food you eat or water you drink.’”
7 The Lord your God has blessed everything you have done; he has protected you while you traveled through this ·great desert [vast wilderness]. The Lord your God has been with you for the past forty years, and you have had everything you needed.
8 So we passed by our ·relatives [brothers], the ·descendants [sons] of Esau who lived in ·Edom [L Seir; 1:44]. We turned off the ·Jordan Valley [L Arabah] road that comes from the towns of Elath and Ezion Geber and traveled along the ·desert [wilderness] road to Moab [Num. 20:14–21].Read full chapter