The Song of the Well

Numbers 21

10 Now the children of Israel moved on and n camped in Oboth. 11 And they journeyed from Oboth and camped at 1 Ije Abarim, in the wilderness which is east of Moab, toward the sunrise. 12 o From there they moved and camped in the Valley of Zered. 13 From there they moved and camped on the other side of the Arnon, which is in the wilderness that extends from the border of the Amorites; for p the Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.

14 Therefore it is said in the Book of the Wars of the LORD:
2 "Waheb in Suphah, 3
The brooks of the Arnon,
15 And the slope of the brooks
That reaches to the dwelling of q Ar,
And lies on the border of Moab."

16 From there they went r to Beer, which is the well where the LORD said to Moses, "Gather the people together, and I will give them water."

17 s Then Israel sang this song:
"Spring up, O well!
All of you sing to it -

18 The well the leaders sank,
Dug by the nation's nobles,
By the t lawgiver, with their staves."
And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah,
19 from Mattanah to Nahaliel, from Nahaliel to Bamoth, 20 and from Bamoth, in the valley that is in the 4 country of Moab, to the top of Pisgah which looks u down on the 5 wasteland.

  1. Cross References
    Numbers 33:43
    They departed from Punon and camped at Oboth.
    Numbers 33:44
    They departed from Oboth and camped at Ije Abarim, at the border of Moab.
  2. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 2:13
    'Now rise and cross over the Valley of the Zered.' So we crossed over the Valley of the Zered.
  3. Cross References
    Numbers 22:36
    Now when Balak heard that Balaam was coming, he went out to meet him at the city of Moab, which is on the border at the Arnon, the boundary of the territory.
    Judges 11:18
    And they went along through the wilderness and bypassed the land of Edom and the land of Moab, came to the east side of the land of Moab, and encamped on the other side of the Arnon. But they did not enter the border of Moab, for the Arnon was the border of Moab.
  4. Cross References
    Numbers 21:28
    For fire went out from Heshbon, A flame from the city of Sihon; It consumed Ar of Moab, The lords of the heights of the Arnon.
    Deuteronomy 2:9
    "Then the LORD said to me, 'Do not harass Moab, nor contend with them in battle, for I will not give you any of their land as a possession, because I have given Ar to the descendants of Lot as a possession.'"
    Deuteronomy 2:18
    This day you are to cross over at Ar, the boundary of Moab.
    Deuteronomy 2:29
    'just as the descendants of Esau who dwell in Seir and the Moabites who dwell in Ar did for me, until I cross the Jordan to the land which the LORD our God is giving us.'
  5. Cross References
    Judges 9:21
    And Jotham ran away and fled; and he went to Beer and dwelt there, for fear of Abimelech his brother.
  6. Cross References
    Exodus 15:1
    Then Moses and the children of Israel sang this song to the LORD, and spoke, saying: "I will sing to the LORD, For He has triumphed gloriously! The horse and its rider He has thrown into the sea!
  7. Cross References
    Isaiah 33:22
    (For the LORD is our Judge, The LORD is our Lawgiver, The LORD is our King; He will save us).
  8. Cross References
    Numbers 23:28
    So Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, that overlooks the wasteland.
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