“But Sihon would not allow Israel to pass through his territory. He gathered all his people together and went out against Israel to the wilderness and came to Jahaz and fought against Israel.”
Sihon H5511: tempestuous; an Amoritish king. From H5477: to wipe away.
Would not allow Israel to pass through his territory.
Because he did not trust Israel.
“But Sihon did not trust Israel to pass through his territory, so Sihon gathered all his people together and encamped at Jahaz and fought with Israel.”
“Truly, I say to you, you will never get out until you have paid the last penny.”
“For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”
“Keep your conduct among the Gentiles honorable, so that when they speak against you as evildoers, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day of visitation.”
1 Peter 2:12
He gathered all his people together
“For I hear the whispering of many— terror on every side!— as they scheme together against me, as they plot to take my life.”
And went out against Israel to the wilderness
“The serpent poured water like a river out of his mouth after the woman, to sweep her away with a flood.”
Jahaz H3096: to stamp; threshing floor; a place east of the Jordan.
“And the winepress was trodden outside the city, and blood flowed from the winepress, as high as a horse’s bridle, for 1,600 stadia.”
And fought against Israel.
“If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my service I would wait, till my renewal should come.”
“O LORD, my Lord, the strength of my salvation, you have covered my head in the day of battle.”