Deuteronomy 2:1-7 - Journey Past Seir

1 Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red Sea, as the Lord directed me; and for many days we journeyed around Mount Seir. 2 And the Lord spoke to me [Moses], saying, 3 You have roamed around this mountain country long enough; turn northward. 4 And command the Israelites, You are to pass through the territory of your kinsmen the sons of Esau, who live in Seir; and they will be afraid of you. So watch yourselves carefully. 5 Do not provoke or stir them up, for I will not give you of their land, no, not enough for the sole of your foot to tread on, for I have given Mount Seir to Esau for a possession. 6 You shall buy food from them for money, that you may eat, and you shall also buy water from them for money, that you may drink. 7 For the Lord your God has blessed you in all the work of your hand. He knows your walking through this great wilderness. These forty years the Lord your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing.