18 October 2016

Defeat of the Two Amorite Kings

Defeat of the Two Amorite Kings
Text: Deuteronomy 3:9

Rev. Dr. Charles Tan

Message Notes


(Deuteronomy 3:9)

A. King Sihon of Heshbon

1. Addressing the King of Sihon

a) Words of peace
b) Offering to purchase food and water   (Deuteronomy 2:27-28)
c) Citing the examples of passing through
i) Seir
ii) Moab   (Deuteronomy 2:29)

2. Response of Sihon

a) He rejected the words of peace
b) His heart was obstinate and hard   (Deuteronomy 2:30)

3. Decree of the Lord

a) The Lord’s decree given   (Deuteronomy 2:31)
b) The land of Sihon is given to Israel   (Deuteronomy 2:31)

4. Battle with Sihon

a) Sihon summoned an army
i) His sons
ii) His people
b) Utter destruction of Heshbon   (Deuteronomy 2:34)
c) Spoils of war (Deuteronomy 2:35)
d) No city too strong   (Deuteronomy 2:36)

B. Og the King of Bashan

1. The territories of Og

a) Cities were fortified with high walls, gates and bars
b) A great many rural towns   (Deuteronomy 3:5)

2. Og and his people

a) Og was a giant   (Deuteronomy 2:11)
b) They came up against Israel
c) They were going to battle Israel

3. Decree of the Lord

a) Og was delivered into the hand of Israel
b) He would be defeated as Sihon   (Deuteronomy 3:2)

4. War

a) Og attacked
b) No survivors
c) 60 cities captured   (Deuteronomy 3:40)
d) Spoils of war   (Deuteronomy 3:7)


1. Land given to 2 ½ tribes

a) Reuben
b) Gad
c) ½ Tribe of Manasseh   (Deuteronomy 3:12)

2. Command given to the 2 ½ tribes to help Israel conquer the land of Canaan

They are to help conquer Canaan first before settling down   (Deuteronomy 3:18-20)