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.
You may purchase food from them with silver, so that you may eat, and buy water from them to drink.
Israel sent messengers to say to Sihon king of the Amorites:
"Let us travel through your land. We won't go into the fields or vineyards. We won't drink [any] well water. We will travel the King's Highway until we have traveled through your territory."
But Sihon would not let Israel travel through his territory. Instead, he gathered his whole army and went out to confront Israel in the wilderness. When he came to Jahaz, he fought against Israel.
"Then Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, king of Heshbon. Israel said to him, 'Please let us travel through your land to our country,'