14 Jephthah sent back messengers to the Ammonite king, 15 saying:

“This is what Jephthah says: Israel did not take the land of Moab(A) or the land of the Ammonites.(B) 16 But when they came up out of Egypt, Israel went through the wilderness to the Red Sea[a](C) and on to Kadesh.(D) 17 Then Israel sent messengers(E) to the king of Edom, saying, ‘Give us permission to go through your country,’(F) but the king of Edom would not listen. They sent also to the king of Moab,(G) and he refused.(H) So Israel stayed at Kadesh.

18 “Next they traveled through the wilderness, skirted the lands of Edom(I) and Moab, passed along the eastern side(J) of the country of Moab, and camped on the other side of the Arnon.(K) They did not enter the territory of Moab, for the Arnon was its border.

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Footnotes

  1. Judges 11:16 Or the Sea of Reeds

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