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We say in Bemidbar 20:17 to Edom:

Let us now pass through your land: We won't pass through the fields and vineyards and we won't drink well-water; on the road of the king we will go, we won't turn right or left, until we pass through your border.

Targum Yonasan translates:

Let us now pass through your land: We won't covet virgins and we won't rape betrothed women and we won't married married women; on the road of the king in heaven we will go, we won't turn right or left to engage in optional wars, until we pass through your border.

It is possible to ask a question on this: He says that we will go on the road of the king in heaven (Hashem) until we pass through your borders. The implication: Once we do pass through your borders, we will no longer go on the path of the king. However, this is not a question, because it was possibly referring to the engaging in optional wars that we won't do until we pass through your border.

However, there is a similar story on 21:22. However, in this second story, it doesn't mention "we won't turn right or left." Naturally, Targum Yonasan doesn't write that we won't engage in optional wars.

My question: If there is no saying that we won't engage in optional wars, the "until we pass through your border" must be referring to going on the path of the king (Hashem). Once we get through his land, we won't go on the path of the king?!

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related: judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/15093/… –  Shmuel Brin Jun 29 '12 at 20:41
    
It could be that we will stay on the "road" even after that. We will do many things after that traversal, but we are only mentioning the things relevant to our presumptive hosts, whose interest in us will end after we depart their lands. This is a guess, not an answer. –  WAF Jun 29 '12 at 23:08
    
@WAF Would it matter to the Edomim that they are keeping the Torah? –  b a Jun 29 '12 at 23:55
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