Numbers 20:21
Good News Translation
Because the Edomites would not let the Israelites pass through their territory, the Israelites turned and went another way.

Contemporary English Version
to keep Israel from passing through its territory. So the Israelites had to go in another direction.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Neither would he condescend to their desire to grant them passage through his borders. Wherefore Israel turned another way from him.

New American Bible
Therefore, since Edom refused to let Israel pass through their territory, Israel turned away from them.

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Neither would he condescend to their desire to grant them passage through his borders. Wherefore Israel turned another way from him.

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Deuteronomy 2:27,29 We will pass through thy land, we will go along by the highway: we will not turn aside neither to the right hand nor to the left. . . .

wherefore

Deuteronomy 2:4-8 And command thou the people, saying: You shall pass by the borders of your brethren the children of Esau, who dwell in Seir, and they will be afraid of you. . . .

Deuteronomy 23:7 Thou shalt not abhor the Edomite, because he is thy brother: nor the Egyptian, because thou wast a stranger in his land.

Judges 11:18,24 And went round the land of Edom at the side, and the land of Moab: and came over against the east coast of the land of Moab, and camped on the other side of the Arnon: and he would not enter the bounds of Moab. . . .

Context
Edom Refuses Passage
20But he answered: Thou shalt not pass. And immediately he came forth to meet them with an infinite multitude, and a strong hand, 21Neither would he condescend to their desire to grant them passage through his borders. Wherefore Israel turned another way from him.
Cross References
Numbers 21:23
And he would not grant that Israel should pass by his borders: but rather gathering an army, went forth to meet them in the desert, and came to Jasa and fought against them.

Deuteronomy 2:8
And when we had passed by our brethren the children of Esau, that dwelt in Seir, by the way of the plain from Elath and from Asiongaber, we came to the way that leadeth to the desert of Moab.

Judges 11:17
And he sent messengers to the king of Edom, saying: Suffer me to pass through thy land. But he would not condescend to his request. He sent also to the king of Moab, who, likewise, refused to give him passage. He abode, therefore, in Cades,

Additional Translations
So Edom refused to allow Israel to pass through their territory, and Israel turned away from them.Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: why Israel turned away from him.

Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.

So Edom refused to allow Israel to pass through his borders, and Israel turned away from him.

Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his territory; and Israel turned away from him.

Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.

Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.

Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border, so Israel turned away from him.

and Edom refuseth to suffer Israel to pass over through his border, and Israel turneth aside from off him.
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