When the Lord your God eliminates the nations from the place where you are headed and you dispossess them, you will settle down in their land. 1
The descendants of Machir son of Manasseh went to Gilead, took it, and dispossessed the Amorites who were in it.
If you think, “These nations are more numerous than I – how can I dispossess them?”
then he 1 will drive out all these nations ahead of you, and you will dispossess nations greater and stronger than you.
Those nations that you are about to dispossess listen to omen readers and diviners, but the Lord your God has not given you permission to do such things.
Listen, Israel: Today you are about to cross the Jordan so you can dispossess the nations there, people greater and stronger than you who live in large cities with extremely high fortifications. 1
This is exactly what he did for the descendants of Esau who lived in Seir when he destroyed the Horites before them so that they could dispossess them and settle in their area to this very day.
When the Lord your God destroys the nations whose land he 1 is about to give you and you dispossess them and settle in their cities and houses,
As for the Lord your God, he is about to cross over before you; he will destroy these nations before you and dispossess them. As for Joshua, he is about to cross before you just as the Lord has said.
Edom will be a possession, Seir, 1 his enemies, will also be a possession; but Israel will act valiantly.
You must dispossess the inhabitants of the land and live in it, for I have given you the land to possess it.
Previously the Horites 1 lived in Seir but the descendants of Esau dispossessed and destroyed them and settled in their place, just as Israel did to the land it came to possess, the land the Lord gave them.) 2
Because you did that, I, the Lord, affirm that 1 a time is coming when I will make Rabbah, the capital city of Ammon, hear the sound of the battle cry. It will become a mound covered with ruins. 2 Its villages will be burned to the ground. 3 Then Israel will take back its land from those who took their land from them. I, the Lord, affirm it! 4
Nevertheless the Lord will evict her and shove her fortifications 1 into the sea – she will be consumed by fire.
The Lord spoke about the Ammonites. 1 “Do you think there are not any people of the nation of Israel remaining? Do you think there are not any of them remaining to reinherit their land? Is that why you people who worship the god Milcom 2 have taken possession of the territory of Gad and live in his cities? 3