The excerpt represents the core issue or deciding factor on which you must meditate, and is drawn from King James Bible:|
Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying,
DEU 2:27 Let me pass through thy land: I will go along by the high way,
I will neither turn unto the right hand nor to the left.
DEU 2:28 Thou shalt sell me meat for money, that I may eat; and give me
water for money, that I may drink: only I will pass through on my feet;
DEU 2:29 (As the children of Esau which dwell in Seir, and the Moabites
which dwell in Ar, did unto me;) until I shall pass over Jordan into the
land which the LORD our God giveth us.
DEU 2:30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for
the LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that
he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day.
King James Bible