To the Reubenites and Gadites I allocated the territory extending from Gilead as far as Wadi Arnon (the exact middle of the wadi was a boundary) all the way to the Wadi Jabbok, the Ammonite border.
He took them and sent them across the stream along with all his possessions. 1
The ravens would bring him bread and meat each morning and evening, and he would drink from the stream.
After a while, 1 the stream dried up because there had been no rain in the land.
and he said, “This is what the Lord says, ‘Make many cisterns in this valley,’ 1
The Lover to His Beloved: 1 I went down to the orchard of walnut trees, 2 to look for the blossoms of the valley, 3 to see if the vines had budded or if the pomegranates were in bloom.
He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen this?” Then he led me back to the bank of the river.
When I had returned, I noticed 1 a vast number of trees on the banks of the river, on both sides.
King Sihon of the Amorites who lived 1 in Heshbon and ruled from Aroer (on the edge of the Arnon Valley) – including the city in the middle of the valley 2 and half of Gilead – all the way to the Jabbok Valley bordering Ammonite territory.
Their territory started 1 from Aroer (on the edge of the Arnon Valley), included the city in the middle of the valley, the whole plain of Medeba as far as Dibon,
Their territory started at Aroer 1 (on the edge of the Arnon Valley) and included the city in the middle of the valley, the whole plain of Medeba,
Their border went up westward to Maralah and touched Dabbesheth and the valley near 1 Jokneam.
They crossed the Jordan and camped at Aroer, on the south side of the city, at 1 the wadi of Gad, near Jazer.
Tomorrow march down against them as 1 they come up the Ascent of Ziz. You will find them at the end of the ravine in front of the Desert of Jeruel.
As for your sinful thing 1 that you had made, the calf, I took it, melted it down, 2 ground it up until it was as fine as dust, and tossed the dust into the stream that flows down the mountain.
He took his staff in his hand, picked out five smooth stones from the stream, placed them in the pouch 1 of his shepherd’s bag, took his sling in hand, and approached the Philistine.
If he regroups in a city, all Israel will take up ropes to that city and drag it down to the valley, so that not a single pebble will be left there!”
A large number of people gathered together and stopped up all the springs and the stream that flowed through the district. 1 They reasoned, 2 “Why should the kings of Assyria come and find plenty of water?”
Every living creature which swarms where the river 1 flows will live; there will be many fish, for these waters flow there. It will become fresh 2 and everything will live where the river flows.
On both sides of the river’s banks, every kind of tree will grow for food. Their leaves will not wither nor will their fruit fail, but they will bear fruit every month, because their water source flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food and their leaves for healing.” 1