“¶ And Israel sent messengers vnto Sihon king of the Amorites, saying,”
King James Version (KJV)
18. The Princes digged the well, the nobles of the people digged it, by the direction of the Law-giuer, with their staues. And from the wildernesse they went to Mattanah: 19. And from Mattanah, to Nahaliel, and from Nahaliel to Bamoth: 20. And from Bamoth in the valley, that is in the countrey of Moab, to the toppe of Pisgah, which looketh toward Ieshimon. 21. ¶ And Israel sent messengers vnto Sihon king of the Amorites, saying, 22. Let me passe thorow thy land, we will not turne into the fields, or into the vineyards, we will not drinke of the waters of the well: but we will goe along by the kings high way, vntill wee be past thy borders. 23. And Sihon would not suffer Israel to passe thorow his border: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and went out against Israel into the wildernes: and he came to Iahaz, and fought against Israel. 24. And Israel smote him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from Arnon vnto Iabok, euen vnto the children of Ammon: for the border of the children of Ammon was strong.