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Israel struck him with the mouth of the sword and to possession of his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, and as far east as the children of Ammon; for the border of the children of Ammon was strong. Bible

“the mouth of the sword.” Used to show great destruction, as if the sword was eating its victims (see commentary on Josh. 6:21).

“from the Arnon to the Jabbok.” From the Arnon Valley on the south (which was the northern border of Moab; Num. 21:13) to the Jabbok River valley on the north, which was the southern border of the territory of Og of Bashan.


Commentary for: Numbers 21:24