Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed unto yourselves therefore:
Ye are to pass
“You shall not detest an Edomite, for
he is your brother; you shall not detest an Egyptian, because you were an alien in his land.
From Kadesh Moses then sent messengers to
the king of Edom: “Thus your brother Israel has said, ‘You know all the hardship that has befallen us;
“Because of violence to your brother Jacob, You will be covered with shame, And you will be cut off forever.
“Then the chiefs of Edom were dismayed; The leaders of Moab, trembling grips them; All the inhabitants of Canaan have melted away.
So Moab was in great fear because of the people, for they were numerous; and Moab was in dread of the sons of Israel.
And now, behold,
I am going to my people; come, and I will advise you what this people will do to your people in the days to come.”
Let your light shine before men in such a way that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
Then He said to them,
“ Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed; for not even when one has an abundance does his life consist of his possessions.”
be careful how you walk, not as unwise men but as wise,
so that you will
prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you appear as lights in the world,
Conduct yourselves with wisdom toward outsiders, making the most of the opportunity.
let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or through vineyard; we will not even drink water from a well. We will go along the king’s highway, not turning to the right or left, until we pass through your territory.’”