2:30 But King Sihon of Heshbon was unwilling to allow us to pass near him because the Lord our 1 God had made him obstinate 2 and stubborn 3 so that he might deliver him over to you 4 this very day. 2:31 The Lord said to me, “Look! I have already begun to give over Sihon and his land to you. Start right now to take his land as your possession.” 2:32 When Sihon and all his troops 5 emerged to encounter us in battle at Jahaz, 6
1 tc The translation follows the LXX in reading the first person pronoun. The MT, followed by many English versions, has a second person masculine singular pronoun, “your.”
2 tn Heb “hardened his spirit” (so KJV, NASB, NRSV); NIV “made his spirit stubborn.”
3 tn Heb “made his heart obstinate” (so KJV, NASB); NRSV “made his heart defiant.”
4 tn Heb “into your hand.”
5 tn Heb “people.”
6 sn Jahaz. This is probably Khirbet el-Medeiyineh. See J. Dearman, “The Levitical Cities of Reuben and Moabite Toponymy,” BASOR 276 (1984): 55-57.