Fred Miller's Revised King James' Version

NUMBERS


CHAPTERS:   [1]   [2]   [3]   [4]   [5]   [6]   [7]   [8]   [9]   [10]   [11]   [12]   [13]   [14]   [15]   [16]   [17]   [18]   [19]   [20]   [21]   [22]   [23]   [24]   [25]   [26]   [27]   [28]   [29]   [30]   [31]   [32]   [33]   [34]   [35]   [36]

BACK   TOP

Numbers 1

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tabernacle of the congregation, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying, 2 Take the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, after their families, by the house of their fathers, with the number of their names, every male by their polls, 3 From twenty years old and upward, all in Israel who are able to go out to war. You and Aaron shall number them by their armies. 4 And a man of every tribe shall be with you, every one head of the house of his fathers. 5 And these are the names of the men who shall stand with you, of the tribe of Reuben, Elizur the son of Shedeur, 6 Of Simeon, Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai, 7 Of Judah, Nahshon the son of Amminadab. 8 Of Issachar, Nethaneel the son of Zuar. 9 Of Zebulun, Eliab the son of Helon. 10 Of the children of Joseph, of Ephraim, Elishama the son of Ammihud, of Manasseh, Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur, 11 Of Benjamin, Abidan the son of Gideoni, 12 Of Dan, Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai, 13Of Asher, Pagiel the son of Ocran, 14 Of Gad, Eliasaph the son of Deuel, 15 Of Naphtali, Ahira the son of Enan. 16 These were renowned in the congregation, princes of the tribes of their fathers, heads of thousands in Israel.

17 And Moses and Aaron took these men who are expressed by their names 18 And they assembled all the congregation together on the first day of the second month and they declared their pedigrees after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, by their polls, 19 As the LORD commanded Moses, so he numbered them in the wilderness of Sinai. 20 And the children of Reuben, Israel's oldest son, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war, 21 Those who were numbered of them of the tribe of Reuben, were forty six thousand five hundred. 22 Of the children of Simeon, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, those who were numbered of them, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war, 23 Those who were numbered of them of the tribe of Simeon were fifty nine thousand three hundred. 24 Of the children of Gad, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war, 25 Those who were numbered of them of the tribe of Gad were forty five thousand six hundred fifty. 26 Of the children of Judah, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war, 27 Those who were numbered of them of the tribe of Judah, were seventy four thousand six hundred, 28 Of the children of Issachar, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war, 29 Those who were numbered of them of the tribe of Issachar were fifty four thousand four hundred, 30 Of the children of Zebulun, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war, 31 Those who were numbered of them of the tribe of Zebulun were fifty seven thousand four hundred. 32 Of the children of Joseph, namely, of the children of Ephraim, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war, 33 Those who were numbered of them of the tribe of Ephraim were forty thousand five hundred, 34 Of the children of Manasseh, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war, 35 Those who were numbered of them of the tribe of Manasseh were thirty two thousand two hundred. 36 Of the children of Benjamin, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war, 37 Those who were numbered of them of the tribe of Benjamin were thirty five thousand four hundred, 38 Of the children of Dan, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war, 39 Those who were numbered of them of the tribe of Dan were sixty two thousand seven hundred, 40 Of the children of Asher, by their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war, 41 Those who were numbered of them of the tribe of Asher were forty one thousand five hundred, 42 Of the children of Naphtali, throughout their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all who were able to go out to war, 43 Those who were numbered of them of the tribe of Naphtali were fifty three thousand four hundred.

44 These are those who were numbered, whom Moses and Aaron and twelve men of the princes of Israel numbered, each one was for the house of his fathers. 45 So all those who were numbered of the children of Israel, by the house of their fathers, from twenty years old and upward, all in Israel who were able to go out to war, 46 Even all those who were numbered were six hundred three thousand five hundred fifty.

47 But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them. 48 For the LORD had spoken to Moses, saying, 49 You shall not number the tribe of Levi nor take the sum of them among the children of Israel. 50 But you shall appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of testimony and over all its vessels and over all its things. They shall bear the tabernacle and all its vessels and they shall minister to it and shall encamp around the tabernacle. 51 And when the tabernacle sets forward, the Levites shall take it down and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up and the stranger who comes near shall be put to death. 52 And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man by his own camp and every man by his own standard, throughout their hosts. 53 But the Levites shall pitch around the tabernacle of testimony so that there will be no wrath on the congregation of the children of Israel. and the Levites shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of testimony. 54 And the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so they did.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 2

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, 2 Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard, with the ensign of their father's house. They shall pitch far off around the tabernacle of the congregation,

3 And on the east side toward the rising of the sun those of the standard of the camp of Judah shall pitch throughout their armies and Nahshon the son of Amminadab shall be captain of the children of Judah. 4 And his host and those who were numbered of them were seventy four thousand six hundred. 5 And those who pitch next to him shall be the tribe of Issachar and Nethaneel the son of Zuar shall be captain of the children of Issachar. 6 And his host and those who were numbered of it were fifty four thousand four hundred. 7 Then the tribe of Zebulun and Eliab the son of Helon shall be captain of the children of Zebulun 8 And his host and those who were numbered of it were fifty seven thousand four hundred. 9 All who were numbered in the camp of Judah were a hundred eighty six thousand four hundred, throughout their armies. These shall set out first. 10 On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben according to their armies and the captain of the children of Reuben shall be Elizur the son of Shedeur. 11 And his host and those who were numbered of it were forty six thousand five hundred. 12 And those who pitch by him shall be the tribe of Simeon and the captain of the children of Simeon shall be Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai. 13 And his host and those who were numbered of them were fifty nine thousand three hundred. 14 Then the tribe of Gad and the captain of the sons of Gad shall be Eliasaph the son of Reuel. 15 And his host and those who were numbered of them were forty five thousand six hundred fifty. 16 All who were numbered in the camp of Reuben were one hundred fifty one thousand four hundred fifty, throughout their armies. And they shall set out in the second rank. 17 Then the tabernacle of the congregation shall set forward with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the camp as they encamp, so they shall set forward, every man in his place by their standards. 18 The standard of the camp of Ephraim shall be on the west side according to their armies and the captain of the sons of Ephraim shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud. 19 And his host and those who were numbered of them were forty thousand five hundred. 20 And by him shall be the tribe of Manasseh and the captain of the children of Manasseh shall be Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. 21 And his host and those who were numbered of them were thirty two thousand two hundred. 22 Then the tribe of Benjamin and the captain of the sons of Benjamin shall be Abidan the son of Gideoni. 23 And his host and those who were numbered of them were thirty five thousand four hundred. 24 All who were numbered of the camp of Ephraim were one hundred eight thousand one hundred, throughout their armies. And they shall go forward in the third rank. 25 The standard of the camp of Dan shall be on the north side by their armies and the captain of the children of Dan shall be Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. 26 And his host and those who were numbered of them were sixty two thousand seven hundred. 27 And those who encamp by him shall be the tribe of Asher and the captain of the children of Asher shall be Pagiel the son of Ocran. 28 And his host and those who were numbered of them, were forty one thousand five hundred. 29 Then the tribe of Naphtali and the captain of the children of Naphtali shall be Ahira the son of Enan. 30 And his host and those who were numbered of them were fifty three thousand four hundred. 31 All those who were numbered in the camp of Dan were one hundred fifty seven thousand six hundred. They shall go at the rear with their standards. 32 These are those who were numbered of the children of Israel by the house of their fathers. All those who were numbered of the camps throughout their hosts were six hundred three thousand five hundred fifty. 33 But the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel, as the LORD commanded Moses. 34 And the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses. So they pitched by their standards and so they set forward, every one after their families, according to the house of their fathers.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 3

1 These are also the generations of Aaron and Moses in the day that the LORD spoke with Moses in Mount Sinai. 2 And these are the names of the sons of Aaron, Nadab the firstborn and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 3 These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests who were anointed, whom he consecrated as minister in the priest's office. 4 And Nadab and Abihu died before the LORD, when they offered strange fire before the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai and they had no children and Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the priest's office in the sight of Aaron their father. 5 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 6 Bring the tribe of Levi near and present them before Aaron the priest, so that they may minister to him. 7 And they shall keep his charge and the charge of the whole congregation before the tabernacle of the congregation, to do the service of the tabernacle. 8 And they shall keep all the instruments of the tabernacle of the congregation and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle. 9 And you shall give the Levites to Aaron and to his sons. They are wholly given to him out of the children of Israel. 10 And you shall appoint Aaron and his sons and they shall wait on their priest's office and the stranger who comes near shall be put to death. 11 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 12 And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of all the firstborn that open the womb among the children of Israel. Therefore the Levites shall be mine, 13 Because all the firstborn are mine, for on the day that I struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I hallowed all the firstborn in Israel to me, both man and animal. They shall be mine, I am the LORD.

14 And the LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying, 15 Number the children of Levi after the house of their fathers, by their families. You shall number every male from a month old and upward. 16 And Moses numbered them according to the word of the LORD, as he was commanded. 17 And these were the sons of Levi by their names, Gershon and Kohath and Merari. 18 And these are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families, Libni and Shimei. 19 And the sons of Kohath by their families, Amram and Izehar, Hebron and Uzziel. 20 And the sons of Merari by their families, Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites according to the house of their fathers. 21 Of Gershon was the family of the Libnites and the family of the Shimites, these are the families of the Gershonites. 22 Those who were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward those who were numbered of them were seven thousand five hundred. 23 The families of the Gershonites shall pitch behind the tabernacle westward. 24 And the chief of the house of the father of the Gershonites shall be Eliasaph the son of Lael. 25 And the charge of the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of the congregation shall be the tabernacle and the tent, the covering of it and the hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, 26 And the hangings of the court and the curtain for the door of the court, which is by the tabernacle and around the altar and its cords for all its service. 27 And of Kohath was the family of the Amramites and the family of the Izeharites and the family of the Hebronites and the family of the Uzzielites, these are the families of the Kohathites. 28 In the number of all the males, from a month old and upward were eight thousand six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary. 29 The families of the sons of Kohath shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle southward. 30 And the chief of the house of the father of the families of the Kohathites shall be Elizaphan the son of Uzziel. 31 And their charge shall be the ark and the table and the lamp stand and the altars and the vessels of the sanctuary with which they minister and the hanging and all its service. 32 And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be chief over the chief of the Levites and have the oversight of them who keep the charge of the sanctuary. 33 The family of the Mahlites was from Merari, also the family of the Mushites. These are the families of Merari. 34 And those who were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were six thousand two hundred. 35 And the chief of the house of the father of the families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail. These shall pitch on the side of the tabernacle northward. 36 And the boards of the tabernacle shall be under the custody and charge of the sons of Merari and also its bars and its pillars and its sockets and all its vessels and all that serve with it, 37 And also the pillars around the court and their sockets and their pins and their cords. 38 But those who encamp before the tabernacle toward the east, even before the tabernacle of the congregation eastward, shall be Moses and Aaron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the children of Israel and the stranger who comes near shall be put to death. 39 All who were numbered of the Levites, who Moses and Aaron numbered at the commandment of the LORD, throughout their families, all the males from a month old and upward were twenty two thousand.

40 And the LORD said to Moses, Number all the firstborn of the males of the children of Israel from a month old and upward and take the number of their names. 41 And you shall take the Levites for me (I am the LORD) instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel and the cattle of the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the cattle of the children of Israel. 42 And Moses numbered, as the LORD commanded him, all the firstborn among the children of Israel. 43 And all the firstborn males by the number of names, from a month old and upward, of those who were numbered of them were twenty two thousand two hundred seventy three. 44 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 45 Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the children of Israel and the cattle of the Levites instead of their cattle and the Levites shall be mine. I am the LORD. 46 And for those who are to be redeemed of the two hundred seventy three of the firstborn of the children of Israel, who are more than the Levites 47 You shall even take five shekels apiece by the poll, you shall take them after the shekel of the sanctuary (the shekel is twenty gerahs) 48 And you shall give the money, with which the odd number of them is to be redeemed, to Aaron and to his sons. 49 And Moses took the redemption money of those who were over and above those who were redeemed by the Levites. 50 He took the money from the firstborn of the children of Israel, one thousand three hundred sixty five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary. 51 And Moses gave the money of those who were redeemed to Aaron and to his sons, according to the word of the LORD, as the LORD commanded Moses.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 4

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 2 Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, after their families, by the house of their fathers, 3 From thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old, all who enter into the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation. 4 This shall be the service of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation, around the most holy things. 5 And when the camp sets forward, Aaron and his sons shall come and they shall take down the covering veil and cover the ark of testimony with it 6 And shall put on it the covering of badgers' skins and shall spread over it a cloth wholly of blue and shall put its staves in. 7 And they shall spread a cloth of blue on the table of show bread and put the dishes and the spoons and the bowls and covers on it to cover the implements and the continual bread shall be on it. 8 And they shall spread a scarlet cloth on them and cover them with a covering of badgers' skins and put its staves in. 9 And they shall take a blue cloth and cover the lamp stand of the light and its lamps and its tongs and its snuffdishes and all its oil vessels, with which they minister to it 10 And they shall put it and all its vessels within a covering of badgers' skins and shall put it on a bar. 11 And they shall spread a cloth of blue on the golden altar and cover it with a covering of badgers' skins and put its staves in. 12 And they shall take all the instruments of ministry, with which they minister in the sanctuary and put them in a cloth of blue and cover them with a covering of badgers' skins and shall put them on a bar 13 And they shall take away the ashes from the altar and spread a purple cloth on it 14 And they shall put on it all its vessels, with which they minister by it, even the censers, the flesh hooks and the shovels and the basins, all the vessels of the altar and they shall spread on it a covering of badgers' skins and put its staves in. 15 And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary and all the vessels of the sanctuary, as the camp is to set forward, after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear them but they shall not touch any holy thing, lest they die. These things are the burden of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation. 16 Oil for the light pertains to the office of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest and also the sweet incense and the daily food offering and the anointing oil and the oversight of all the tabernacle and of all that is in the sanctuary and in its vessels. 17 And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 18 Do not cut off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites. 19 But do this to them so that they may live and not die, when they approach to the most holy things, Aaron and his sons shall go in and appoint their service and their burden to every one. 20 But they shall not go in to see when the holy things are being covered, lest they die.

21 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 22 Also take the sum of the sons of Gershon throughout the houses of their fathers, by their families, 23 You shall number them from thirty years old and upward to fifty years old, all who enter in to perform the service, to do the work in the tabernacle of the congregation. 24 This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, to serve and for burdens 25 And they shall bear the curtains of the tabernacle and the tabernacle of the congregation its covering and the covering of the badgers' skins that is above on it and the hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation 26 And the hangings of the court and the hanging for the door of the gate of the court, which is by the tabernacle and around the altar and their cords and all the instruments of their service and all that is made for them. So shall they serve. 27 All the service of the sons of the Gershonites shall be at the appointment of Aaron and his sons, in all their burdens and in all their service and you shall appoint all their burdens to them by charge. 28 This is the service of the families of the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of the congregation and their charge shall be under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest. 29 As for the sons of Merari, you shall number them after their families, by the house of their fathers. 30 You shall number them from thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old, every one who enters into the service, to do the work of the tabernacle of the congregation. 31 And this is the charge of their burden, according to all their service in the tabernacle of the congregation, the boards of the tabernacle and its bars and its pillars and its sockets 32 And the pillars of the court around it and their sockets and their pins and their cords, with all their instruments and with all their service and you shall reckon the instruments of the charge of their burden by name. 33 This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari, according to all their service, in the tabernacle of the congregation, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

34 And Moses and Aaron and the chief of the congregation numbered the sons of the Kohathites after their families and after the house of their fathers, 35 From thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old, every one who enters into the service for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation. 36 And those who were numbered of them by their families were two thousand seven hundred fifty. 37 These were those who were numbered of the families of the Kohathites, all who might do service in the tabernacle of the congregation, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the LORD by the hand of Moses. 38 And those who were numbered of the sons of Gershon, throughout their families and by the house of their fathers, 39 From thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old, every one who enters into the service for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation, 40 Even those who were numbered of them, throughout their families, by the house of their fathers, were two thousand six hundred thirty. 41 These are those who were numbered of the families of the sons of Gershon, of all who might do service in the tabernacle of the congregation, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the LORD. 42 And those who were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, throughout their families, by the house of their fathers, 43 From thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old, every one who enters into the service for the work in the tabernacle of the congregation, 44 Even those who were numbered of them after their families were three thousand two hundred. 45 These are those who were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the word of the LORD by the hand of Moses. 46 All those who were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron and the chief of Israel numbered, after their families and after the house of their fathers, 47 From thirty years old and upward even to fifty years old, every one who came to do the service of the ministry and the service of the burden in the tabernacle of the congregation, 48 Even those who were numbered of them were eight thousand five hundred eighty. 49 They were numbered by the hand of Moses according to the commandment of the LORD every one according to his service and according to his burden. Thus they were numbered by him, as the LORD commanded Moses.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 5

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 Command the children of Israel that they put every leper out of the camp and every one who has an issue and whoever is defiled by the dead. 3 You shall put both male and female out, you shall put them outside the camp so that they do not defile their camps, where I dwell in the midst. 4 And the children of Israel did so and put them outside the camp as the LORD spoke to Moses, so the children of Israel did. 5 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 6 Speak to the children of Israel, When a man or woman shall commit any sin that men commit, to do a trespass against the LORD and that person is guilty. 7 Then they shall confess their sin which they have done and he shall recompense his trespass with its principal and add to it the fifth part of it and give it to the one against whom he has trespassed. 8 But if the man has no kinsman to recompense the trespass, let the trespass be recompensed to the LORD, even to the priest, beside the ram of the atonement, by which an atonement shall be made for him. 9 And every offering of all the holy things of the children of Israel, which they bring to the priest, shall be his. 10 And every man's hallowed things shall be his, whatever any man gives the priest, it shall be his.

11 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 12 Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, If any man's wife goes aside and commits a trespass against him 13 And a man lies with her carnally and it is hidden from the eyes of her husband and is kept close and she is defiled but there is no witness against her nor was she taken in an act, 14 And the spirit of jealousy comes on him and he is jealous of his wife and she is defiled or if the spirit of jealousy comes on him and he is jealous of his wife and she is not defiled. 15 Then the man shall bring his wife to the priest and he shall bring her offering for her, the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal. He shall pour no oil on it nor put frankincense on it for it is an offering of jealousy, an offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance. 16 And the priest shall bring her near and set her before the LORD 17 And the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel and the priest shall take from the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle and put it in the water 18 And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD and uncover the woman's head and put the offering of memorial in her hands, which is the jealousy offering and the priest shall have in his hand the bitter water that causes the curse 19 And the priest shall charge her with an oath and say to the woman, If no man has lain with you and if you have not gone aside to uncleanness with another instead of your husband, be free from this bitter water that causes the curse. 20 But if you have gone aside to another instead of your husband and if you are defiled and some man has lain with you beside your husband, 21 Then the priest shall charge the woman with an oath of cursing and the priest shall say to the woman, the LORD make you a curse and an oath among your people, when the LORD makes your thigh to rot and your belly to swell 22 And this water that causes the curse shall go into your bowels, to make your belly swell and your thigh rot and the woman shall say, Amen, amen. 23 And the priest shall write these curses in a book and he shall blot them out with the bitter water 24 And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that causes the curse and the water that causes the curse shall enter into her and become bitter. 25 Then the priest shall take the jealousy offering out of the woman's hand and shall wave the offering before the LORD and offer it on the altar. 26 And the priest shall take a handful of the offering, even of its memorial and burn it on the altar and afterward shall cause the woman to drink the water. 27 And when he has made her drink the water, then if she is defiled and has committed trespasses against her husband, the water that causes the curse shall enter in her and become bitter and her belly shall swell and her thigh shall rot and the woman shall be a curse among her people. 28 And if the woman is not defiled but is clean, then she shall be free and shall conceive seed. 29 This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goes aside to another instead of her husband and is defiled 30 Or when the spirit of jealousy comes on him and he is jealous over his wife and shall set the woman before the LORD and the priest shall execute on her all this law. 31 Then the man shall be guiltless from iniquity and this woman shall bear her iniquity.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 6

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, When either man or woman shall separate themselves to a vow of a Nazarite, to separate themselves to the LORD. 3 He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink and shall drink no vinegar of wine or vinegar of strong drink nor shall he drink any liquor of grapes nor eat moist or dried grapes, 4 All the days of his separation he shall eat nothing that is made of the vine, from the kernels even to the husk. 5 No razor shall come on his head all the days of the vow of his separation, until the days are fulfilled, in which he separates himself to the LORD. He shall be holy and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow. 6 All the days that he separates himself to the LORD, he shall not come near a dead body. 7 He shall not make himself unclean for his father or for his mother for his brother or for his sister, when they die because the consecration of his God is on his head. 8 All the days of his separation he is holy to the LORD. 9 And if any man dies very suddenly by him and he has defiled the head of his consecration, then he shall shave his head in the day of his cleansing. He shall shave it on the seventh day. 10 And on the eighth day he shall bring two turtle doves or two young pigeons to the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation 11 And the priest shall offer one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering and make an atonement for him because he sinned by the dead and shall hallow his head that same day. 12 And he shall consecrate to the LORD the days of his separation and shall bring a lamb of the first year for a trespass offering but the days that were before shall be lost because his separation was defiled. 13 And this is the law of the Nazarite. When the days of his separation are fulfilled, he shall be brought to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation 14 And he shall offer his offering to the LORD, one male lamb of the first year without blemish for a burnt offering and one ewe lamb of the first year without blemish for a sin offering and one ram without blemish for peace offerings 15 And a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mingled with oil and wafers of unleavened bread anointed with oil and their food offering and their drink offerings. 16 And the priest shall bring them before the LORD and shall offer his sin offering and his burnt offering. 17 And he shall offer the ram for a sacrifice of peace offerings to the LORD, with the basket of unleavened bread. The priest shall also offer his meat offering and his drink offering. 18 And the Nazarite shall shave the head of his separation at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation and shall take the hair of the head of his separation and put it in the fire which is under the sacrifice of the peace offerings. 19 And the priest shall take the boiled shoulder of the ram and one unleavened cake out of the basket and one unleavened wafer and shall put them on the hands of the Nazarite, after the hair of his separation is shaved 20 And the priest shall wave them for a wave offering before the LORD. This is holy for the priest, with the wave breast and heave shoulder and after that the Nazarite may drink wine. 21 This is the law of the Nazarite who has vowed and of his offering to the LORD for his separation, beside that which his hand shall get, according to the vow which he vowed, so must he do after the law of his separation.

22 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 23 Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, You shall bless the children of Israel in this way, saying to them, 24 The LORD bless you and keep you, 25 the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you, 26 the LORD lift up his countenance on you and give you peace. 27 And they shall put my name on the children of Israel and I will bless them.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 7

1 And on the day that Moses had fully set up the tabernacle and had anointed it and sanctified it and all its instruments, both the altar and all its vessels and had anointed them and sanctified them, 2 That the princes of Israel offered, even the heads of the house of their fathers, who were the princes of the tribes and were over those who were numbered. 3 And they brought their offering before the LORD, six covered wagons and twelve oxen, a wagon for two of the princes and for each one an ox and they brought them before the tabernacle. 4 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 5 Take it from them so that they may do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation and you shall give them to the Levites, to every man according to his service. 6 And Moses took the wagons and the oxen and gave them to the Levites. 7 He gave two wagons and four oxen to the sons of Gershon, according to their service. 8 And he gave four wagons and eight oxen to the sons of Merari, according to their service, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest. 9 But he gave none to the sons of Kohath because the service belonging to them in the sanctuary was that they were to carry the furniture on their shoulders. (The furniture they were to carry was forbidden to be put on wagons, those pieces had to be carried, thus they were given no wagons or oxen.)

BACK   TOP

Numbers 8

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 Speak to Aaron and say to him, When you light the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light opposite the lamp stand. 3 And Aaron did so, he lit its lamps opposite the lamp stand, as the LORD commanded Moses. 4 And the work of the lamp stand was of beaten gold, in its shaft, in its flowers, was beaten work, according to the pattern which the LORD had shown Moses, so he made the lamp stand.

5 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 6 Take the Levites from among the children of Israel and cleanse them. 7 And you shall do thus to them, to cleanse them. Sprinkle water of purifying on them and let them shave all their flesh and let them wash their clothes and make themselves clean. 8 Then let them take a young bullock with the food offering, even fine flour mingled with oil and you shall take another young bullock for a sin offering. 9 And you shall bring the Levites before the tabernacle of the congregation and you shall gather the whole assembly of the children of Israel together. 10 And you shall bring the Levites before the LORD and the children of Israel shall put their hands upon the Levites 11 And Aaron shall offer the Levites before the LORD for an offering of the children of Israel so that they may execute the service of the LORD. 12 And the Levites shall lay their hands on the heads of the bullocks and you shall offer one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering to the LORD, to make an atonement for the Levites. 13 And you shall set the Levites before Aaron and before his sons and offer them for an offering to the LORD. 14 Thus shall you separate the Levites from among the children of Israel and the Levites shall be mine. 15 And after that the Levites shall go in to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation and you shall cleanse them and offer them for an offering. 16 For they are wholly given to me from among the children of Israel, instead of such who open every womb. I have taken them to me instead of the firstborn of all the children of Israel. 17 For all the firstborn of the children of Israel are mine, both man and beast. I sanctified them for myself on the day that I struck every firstborn in the land of Egypt. 18 And I have taken the Levites for all the firstborn of the children of Israel. 19 And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tabernacle of the congregation and to make an atonement for the children of Israel so that there will be no plague among the children of Israel, when the children of Israel come near to the sanctuary. 20 And Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the children of Israel, did to the Levites according to all that the LORD commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so the children of Israel did to them. 21 And the Levites were purified and they washed their clothes and Aaron offered them as an offering before the LORD and Aaron made an atonement for them to cleanse them. 22 And after that the Levites went in to do their service in the tabernacle of the congregation before Aaron and before his sons, as the LORD had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so they did to them. 23 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 24 This is what pertains to the Levites, from twenty five years old and upward they shall go in to wait on the service of the tabernacle of the congregation. 25 And from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting on its service and shall serve no more 26 But shall minister with their brothers in the tabernacle of the congregation, to keep the charge but shall do no service. Thus you shall do to the Levites touching their charge.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 9

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying, 2 Also let the children of Israel keep the Passover at its appointed season. 3 In the fourteenth day of this month, at evening, You shall keep it in its appointed season, according to all its rites and you shall keep it according to all its ceremonies. 4 And Moses spoke to the children of Israel that they should keep the Passover. 5 And they kept the Passover on the fourteenth day of the first month at evening in the wilderness of Sinai, according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did. 6 And there were certain men, who were defiled by the dead body of a man so that they could not keep the Passover on that day and they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day 7 And those men said to him, We are defiled by the dead body of a man, why are we kept back so that we may not offer an offering to the LORD in his appointed season among the children of Israel? 8 And Moses said to them, Stand still and I will hear what the LORD will command concerning you. 9 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 10 Speak to the children of Israel, saying, If any man of you or of your posterity shall be unclean by reason of a dead body or is in a journey afar off, he shall still keep the Passover to the LORD. 11 They shall keep it the fourteenth day of the second month at evening and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. 12 They shall leave none of it to the morning nor break any of its bones. They shall keep it according to all the ordinances of the Passover. 13 But the man who is clean and is not in a journey and forbears to keep the Passover, even the same soul shall be cut off from among his people because he did not bring the offering of the LORD in its appointed season. That man shall bear his sin. 14 And if a stranger shall sojourn among you and will keep the Passover to the LORD, according to the ordinance of the Passover and according to its manner, so shall he do. You shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger and for him who was born in the land.

15 And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered the tabernacle, even the tent of the testimony and at evening there was like the appearance of fire on the tabernacle until the morning. 16 So it was always, the cloud covered it by day and the appearance of fire by night. 17 And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, then the children of Israel journeyed and in the place where the cloud stayed, the children of Israel pitched their tents there. 18 The children of Israel journeyed at the commandment of the LORD and at the commandment of the LORD they pitched. As long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they rested in their tents. 19 And when the cloud abode a long time on the tabernacle for many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD and did not journey. 20 And when the cloud was on the tabernacle a few days, they abode in their tents according to the commandment of the LORD and according to the commandment of the LORD they journeyed. 21 And when the cloud abode from evening to the morning and the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they journeyed, whether by day or by night when the cloud was taken up, they journeyed. 22 If two days or a month or a year, that the cloud stayed on the tabernacle and remaining on it, the children of Israel abode in their tents and did not journey but when it was taken up, they journeyed. 23 At the commandment of the LORD they rested in the tents and at the commandment of the LORD they journeyed. They kept the charge of the LORD, at the commandment of the LORD by the hand of Moses.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 10

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 Make two trumpets of silver, you shall make them of one whole piece so that you may use them for calling the assembly and for the journeying of the camps. 3 And when they shall blow them, all the assembly shall assemble themselves to you at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 4 And if they blow with one trumpet, then the princes, who are heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves to you. 5 When you blow an alarm, then the camps that lie on the east parts shall go forward. 6 When you blow an alarm the second time, then the camps that lie on the south side shall take their journey. They shall blow an alarm for their journeys. 7 But when the congregation is to be gathered together, you shall blow, but you shall not sound an alarm. 8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets and they shall be for an ordinance for you for ever throughout your generations. 9 And if you go to war in your land against the enemy who oppresses you, then you shall blow an alarm with the trumpets and you shall be remembered before the LORD your God and you shall be saved from your enemies. 10 Also in the day of your gladness and in your solemn days and in the beginnings of your months, you shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings so that they may be a memorial for you before your God. I am the LORD your God.

11 And on the twentieth day of the second month, in the second year, the cloud was taken up from off the tabernacle of the testimony. 12 And the children of Israel journeyed out of the wilderness of Sinai and the cloud rested in the wilderness of Paran. 13 And they journeyed first according to the commandment of the LORD by the hand of Moses. 14 The standard of the camp of the children of Judah went in the first place according to their armies and Nahshon the son of Amminadab was over their host. 15 And Nethaneel the son of Zuar was over the host of the tribe of the children of Issachar. 16 And Eliab the son of Helon was over the host of the tribe of the children of Zebulun. 17 And the tabernacle was taken down and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari set forward, bearing the tabernacle. 18 And the standard of the camp of Reuben set forward according to their armies and Elizur the son of Shedeur was over his host. 19 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Simeon was Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai. 20 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was Eliasaph the son of Deuel. 21 And the Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary and the others set up the tabernacle at their coming. 22 And the standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim set forward according to their armies and over his host was Elishama the son of Ammihud. 23 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Manasseh was Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. 24 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Benjamin was Abidan the son of Gideoni. 25 And the standard of the camp of the children of Dan set forward, which was the rear of all the camps throughout their hosts and over his host was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. 26 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Asher was Pagiel the son of Ocran. 27 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Naphtali was Ahira the son of Enan. 28 Thus were the journeying of the children of Israel according to their armies, when they set forward.

29 And Moses said to Hobab, the son of Raguel the Midianite, Moses' father in law, We are journeying to the place of which the LORD said, I will give it to you. Come with us and we will do you good for the LORD has spoken good concerning Israel. 30 And he said to him, I will not go but I will depart to my own land and to my kindred. 31 And he said, Do not leave us, I beseech you forasmuch as you know how we are to encamp in the wilderness and you may be instead of eyes to us. 32 And it shall be, if you go with us, yes, it shall be, that what goodness the LORD shall do to us, the same will we do to you. 33 And they departed from the mount of the LORD three days' journey and the ark of the covenant of the LORD went before them in the three days' journey, to search out a resting place for them. 34 And the cloud of the LORD was on them by day, when they went out of the camp. 35 And when the ark set forward, Moses said, Rise up LORD and let your enemies be scattered and let those who hate you flee before you. 36 And when it rested, he said, Return O LORD, to the many thousands of Israel.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 11

1 And the LORD heard when the people complained and it displeased the LORD and his anger was kindled and the fire of the LORD burned among them and consumed those in the further most parts of the camp. 2 And the people cried to Moses and when Moses prayed to the LORD, the fire was quenched. 3 And he called the name of the place Taberah (burning) because the fire of the LORD burned among them.

4 And the mixed multitude that was among them began lusting and the children of Israel also wept too and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? 5 We remember the fish, which we ate in Egypt freely, the cucumbers and the melons and the leeks and the onions and the garlic 6 But now our soul is dried away there is nothing at all before our eyes beside this manna. 7 And the manna was like coriander seed and its color as the color of bdellium. 8 And the people went about and gathered it and ground it in mills or beat it in a mortar and baked it in pans and made cakes of it and its taste was as the taste of fresh oil. 9 And when the dew fell on the camp in the night, the manna fell on it. 10 Then Moses heard the people weep throughout their families, every man in the door of his tent and the anger of the LORD was greatly kindled, Moses also was displeased. 11 And Moses said to the LORD, Why have you afflicted your servant and why have I not found favor in your sight, that you lay the burden of all this people on me? 12 Have I conceived all this people? Have I begotten them, that you should say to me, Carry them in your bosom, as a nursing father bears the sucking child, to the land which you swore to their fathers? 13 From where shall I have flesh to give to all this people? for they weep to me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat. 14 I am not able to bear all these people alone, because it is too heavy for me. 15 And if you deal thus with me, kill me out of hand, I beseech you, if I have found favor in your sight and do not let me see my wretchedness.

16 And the LORD said to Moses, Gather seventy men of the elders of Israel to me, whom you know to be the elders of the people and officers over them and bring them to the tabernacle of the congregation so that they may stand there with you. 17 And I will come down and talk with you there and I will take of the spirit which is on you and will put it on them and they shall bear the burden of the people with you so that you do not bear it yourself alone. 18 And say to the people, Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow and you shall eat flesh for you have wept in the ears of the LORD, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt. Therefore the LORD will give you flesh and you shall eat. 19 You shall not eat one day nor two days nor five days, neither ten days nor twenty days, 20 But even a whole month, until it comes out at your nostrils and it is loathsome to you because you have despised the LORD who is among you and have wept before him, saying, Why did we come out of Egypt? 21 And Moses said, The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen and you have said, I will give them flesh so that they may eat a whole month. 22 Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them, to satisfy them? or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to satisfy them? 23 And the LORD said to Moses, Has the LORD's hand grown short? you shall see now whether my word to you shall be or not.

24 And Moses went out and told the people the words of the LORD and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people and set them around the tabernacle. 25 And the LORD came down in a cloud and spoke to him and took of the spirit that was on him and gave it to the seventy elders and when the spirit rested on them, they prophesied and did not stop. 26 But two men remained in the camp, the name of one was Eldad and the name of the other Medad and the spirit rested on them and they were of those who were written but did not go out to the tabernacle and they prophesied in the camp. 27 And a young man ran from there and told Moses and said, Eldad and Medad prophesy in the camp. 28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses forbid them. 29 And Moses said to him, Do you envy them for my sake? Would God that all the LORD's people were prophets and that the LORD would put his spirit on all of them! 30 And Moses went into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.

31 And a wind went out from the LORD and brought quail from the sea and let them fall by the camp, as a day's journey on this side and as a day's journey on the other side, around the camp and about two cubits high on the face of the earth 32 And the people stood up all that day and all that night and all the next day and they gathered the quail. He who gathered least gathered ten homers and they spread them all abroad for themselves around the camp. 33 And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, before it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people and the LORD struck the people with a very great plague. 34 And he called the name of that place Kibroth Hattaavah because there they buried the people who lusted. 35 And the people journeyed from Kibroth (graves of) Hattaavah (the lust) to Hazeroth and abode at Hazeroth.(villages)

BACK   TOP

Numbers 12

1 And Miriam spoke and Aaron, against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married for he had married an Ethiopian woman. 2 And they said, Has the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses? Has he not also spoken by us? And the LORD heard it. 3 (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men who were on the face of the earth.)

4 And the LORD spoke suddenly to Moses and to Aaron and to Miriam, Come out you three to the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out. 5 And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud and stood in the door of the tabernacle and called Aaron and Miriam and they both came out. 6 And he said, Hear now my words, If there is a prophet among you, I the LORD will make myself known to him in a vision and will speak to him in a dream. 7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all my house. 8 I will speak with him mouth to mouth, even apparently and not in dark speeches and he shall behold the similitude of the LORD. Why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant Moses? 9 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them and he departed.

10 And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle and, behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow and Aaron looked at Miriam and, behold, she was leprous. 11 And Aaron said to Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech you, do not lay the sin on us, in which we have done foolishly and in which we have sinned. 12 Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he comes out of his mother's womb. 13 And Moses cried to the LORD, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech you. 14 And the LORD said to Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, would she not be ashamed seven days? Let her be shut out of the camp seven days and after that let her be received in again. 15 And Miriam was shut out of the camp seven days and the people did not journey till Miriam was brought in. 16 And afterward the people removed from Hazeroth and pitched in the wilderness of Paran. (caverns)

BACK   TOP

Numbers 13

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 Send men so that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give to the children of Israel. You shall send a man from every tribe of their fathers, every one a ruler among them. 3 And Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran by the commandment of the LORD. All those men were heads of the children of Israel. 4 And these were their names, of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur, 5 Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori, 6 Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh, 7 Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph, 8 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Joshua the son of Nun, 9 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu, 10 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi, 11 Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi, 12 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli. 13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael, 14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi, 15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi, 16 These are the names of the men who Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses named Joshua the son of Nun Jehoshua. 17 And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan and said to them, Go up southward and go up into the mountain 18 And see what the land is and the people who dwell there, whether they are strong or weak, few or many. 19 And what the land is that they dwell in, whether it is good or bad and what cities are there that they dwell in, whether in tents or in strong holds 20 And what the land is, whether it is fat or lean, whether there is wood there or not. And be of good courage and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the first ripe grapes.

21 So they went up and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, as men go toward Hamath. 22 And they ascended by the south and came to Hebron, where Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai, the children of Anak, were. Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt. 23 And they came to the brook of Eshcol and cut down from there a branch with one cluster of grapes and they bore it between two men on a staff and they brought of the pomegranates and of the figs. 24 The place was called the brook Eshcol because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from there. 25 And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.

26 And they went and came to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, to the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh and brought back word to them and to all the congregation and showed them the fruit of the land. 27 And they told him and said, We came to the land where you sent us and surely it flows with milk and honey and this is its fruit. 28 But the people are strong who dwell in the land and the cities are walled and very great and moreover we saw the children of Anak there. 29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south and the Hittites and the Jebusites and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and by the coast of Jordan. 30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses and said, Let us go up at once and possess it for we are well able to overcome it. 31 But the men who went up with him said, We are not able to go up against the people for they are stronger than we. 32 And they brought up an evil report to the children of Israel, of the land which they had searched saying, The land, through which we have gone to search is a land that eats up its inhabitants and all the people who we saw in it are men of a great stature. 33 And we saw the giants there, the sons of Anak, who come of the giants and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight and so were we in their sight.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 14

1 And all the congregation lifted up their voice and cried and the people wept that night. 2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron and the whole congregation said to them, O that we had died in the land of Egypt! or O that we had died in this wilderness! 3 And why has the LORD brought us to this land, to fall by the sword so that our wives and our children should be a prey? Were it not better for us to return to Egypt? 4 And they said to one another, Let us make a captain and let us return to Egypt.

5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel. 6 And Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were of those who searched the land, tore their clothes. 7 And they spoke to all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search is an exceedingly good land. 8 If the LORD delights in us, then he will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land which flows with milk and honey. 9 Only do not rebel against the LORD nor fear the people of the land for they are bread for us. Their defense is departed from them and the LORD is with us. Do not fear them. 10 But all the congregation asked to stone them with stones. Then the (Shekinah) glory of the LORD appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of Israel.

11 And the LORD said to Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be before they believe me for all the signs which I have shown among them? 12 I will strike them with the pestilence and disinherit them and will make of you a greater nation and mightier than they. 13 And Moses said to the LORD, Then the Egyptians shall hear it, for you brought this people up in your might from among them. 14 And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land for they have heard that you LORD are among this people, that you LORD are seen face to face and that your cloud stands over them and that you go before them, by day time in a pillar of a cloud and in a pillar of fire by night. 15 Now if you shall kill all this people as one man, then the nations who have heard the fame of you will speak, saying, 16 Because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the land which he swore to them, therefore he has slain them in the wilderness. 17 And now, I beseech you, let the power of my Lord be great, according as you have spoken, saying, 18 The LORD is longsuffering and of great mercy forgiving iniquity and transgression and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation. 19 I beseech you, pardon, the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of your mercy and as you have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.

20 And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to your word. 21 But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD. 22 Because all those men who have seen my glory and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness and have tempted me now these ten times and have not listened to my voice, 23 Surely they shall not see the land which I swore to their fathers nor shall any of those who provoked me see it. 24 But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him and has followed me fully, I will bring him into the land in which he went and his seed shall possess it. 25 Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwelled in the valley. Tomorrow turn and go into the wilderness by the way of the Red Sea. 26 And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 27 How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, who murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me. 28 Say to them, As truly as I live, says the LORD, as you have spoken in my ears, so will I do to you. 29 Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness and all who were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, who have murmured against me, 30 Doubtless you shall not come into the land, concerning which I swore to make you dwell in, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun. 31 But your little ones, whom you said should be a prey, I will bring them in and they shall know the land which you have despised. 32 But as for you, your carcases shall fall in this wilderness. 33 And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases are wasted in the wilderness. 34 After the number of the days in which you searched the land forty days, each day for a year, shall you bear your iniquities forty years and you shall know my breach of promise. 35 I the LORD have said and I will surely do it to all this evil congregation that has gathered together against me. They shall be consumed in this wilderness and they shall die there.

36 And the men, whom Moses sent to search the land, who returned and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up a slander on the land, 37 Even those men who brought up the evil report on the land, died by the plague before the LORD. 38 But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were of the men who went to search the land, lived. 39 And Moses told these sayings to all the children of Israel and the people mourned greatly. 40 And they rose up early in the morning and got up into the top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we are here and will go up to the place which the LORD has promised for we have sinned. 41 And Moses said, Why do you now transgress the commandment of the LORD? But it shall not prosper. 42 Do not go up for the LORD is not among you so that you would not be beaten before your enemies. 43 For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you and you shall fall by the sword because you have turned away from the LORD, therefore the LORD will not be with you. 44 But they presumed to go up to the hill top. Nevertheless the ark of the covenant of the LORD and Moses did not depart out of the camp. 45 Then the Amalekites came down and the Canaanites who dwelled in that hill and struck them and crushed them as far as Hormah.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 15

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, When you have come into the land of your habitations, which I will give to you 3 And you will make an offering by fire to the LORD, a burnt offering or a sacrifice in performing a vow or in a freewill offering or in your solemn feasts, to make a sweet savor to the LORD, of the herd or of the flock. 4 Then he who offers his offering to the LORD shall bring a food offering of a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of a hin of oil. 5 And the fourth part of a hin of wine for a drink offering, you shall prepare one lamb with the burnt offering or sacrifice 6 Or for a ram, you shall prepare a meat offering, two tenth deals of flour mingled with the third part of a hin of oil. 7 And for a drink offering you shall offer the third part of a hin of wine, for a sweet savor to the LORD. 8 And when you prepare a bullock for a burnt offering or for a sacrifice in performing a vow or peace offerings to the LORD. 9 Then he shall bring with a bullock a meat offering of three tenth deals of flour mingled with half a hin of oil. 10 And you shall bring half a hin of wine for a drink offering, for an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor to the LORD. 11 Thus shall it be done for one bullock or for one ram or for a lamb or a kid. 12 According to the number that you shall prepare, so shall you do to every one according to their number. 13 Every citizen shall do these things after this manner, in offering an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor to the LORD. 14 And if a stranger sojourns with you or whoever is among you in your generations and will offer an offering made by fire for a sweet savor to the LORD, he shall do as you do. 15 One ordinance shall be for you of the congregation and for the stranger who sojourns with you, an ordinance for ever in your generations. As you are, so shall the stranger be before the LORD. 16 One law and one manner shall be for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you. 17 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 18 Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, When you come into the land where I bring you, 19 Then, when you eat of the bread of the land, you shall offer up a heave offering to the LORD. 20 You shall offer up a cake of the first of your dough for a heave offering. As you offer the heave offering of the threshing floor, so shall you heave it. 21 You shall give a heave offering of the first of your dough to the LORD in your generations.

22 And if you have erred and not observed all these commandments, which the LORD has spoken to Moses, 23 Even all that the LORD has commanded you by the hand of Moses, from the day that the LORD commanded Moses and henceforward among your generations, 24 Then, if anything is committed by ignorance without the knowledge of the congregation, all the congregation shall offer one young bullock for a burnt offering, for a sweet savor to the LORD, with its meat offering and its drink offering, according to the manner and one kid of the goats for a sin offering. 25 And the priest shall make an atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel and it shall be forgiven them for it is ignorance and they shall bring their offering, a sacrifice made by fire to the LORD and their sin offering before the LORD for their ignorance. 26 And all the congregation of the children of Israel shall be forgiven and also the stranger who sojourns among them, seeing that all the people were in ignorance. 27 And if any soul sins through ignorance, then he shall bring a she goat of the first year for a sin offering. 28 And the priest shall make an atonement for the soul who sins ignorantly, when he sins by ignorance before the LORD, to make an atonement for him and it shall be forgiven him. 29 You shall have one law for him who sins through ignorance, both for him who is born among the children of Israel and for the stranger who sojourns among them.

30 But the soul who does any thing presumptuously, whether he is born in the land or a stranger, the same reproaches the LORD and his soul shall be cut off from among his people. 31 Because he has despised the word of the LORD and has broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off, his iniquity shall be on him. 32 And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man who gathered sticks on the sabbath day. 33 And those who found him gathering sticks brought him to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation. 34 And they put him under guard, because it was not declared what should be done to him. 35 And the LORD said to Moses, The man shall surely be put to death, all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp. 36 And all the congregation brought him without the camp and stoned him with stones and he died, as the LORD commanded Moses.

37 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 38 Speak to the children of Israel and bid them that they make fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations and that they put a blue ribbon on the fringe of the borders. 39 And it shall be for a fringe to you, that you may look at it and remember all the commandments of the LORD and do them and that you do not seek after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you used to go a whoring. 40 So that you may remember and do all my commandments and be holy to your God. 41 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God. I am the LORD your God.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 16

1 Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men 2 And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown 3 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and Aaron and said to them, you take too much on you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them and the LORD is among them. Why then do you lift yourselves up above the congregation of the LORD? 4 And when Moses heard it, he fell on his face 5 And he spoke to Korah and to all his company, saying, Even tomorrow the LORD will show who is his and who is holy and will cause him to come near to him, even him whom he has chosen he will cause to come near to him. 6 This do, take censers, Korah and all your company 7 And put fire in them and put incense in them before the LORD tomorrow and it shall be that the man whom the LORD chooses, he shall be holy. You take too much on you, you sons of Levi. 8 And Moses said to Korah, Hear, I beseech you, you sons of Levi, 9 Does it seem but a small thing to you, that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD and to stand before the congregation to minister to them? 10 And he has brought you near to him and all your brothers the sons of Levi with you and you seek the priesthood also? 11 For which cause both you and all your company are gathered together against the LORD and what is Aaron, that you murmur against him?

12 And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, who said, We will not come up. 13 Is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land that flows with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, except you make yourself altogether a prince over us? 14 Moreover you have not brought us into a land that flows with milk and honey or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards. Will you put out the eyes of these men? We will not come up. 15 And Moses was very angry and said to the LORD, Do not respect their offering. I have not taken one ass from them nor have I hurt one of them. 16 And Moses said to Korah, Let you and all your company be before the LORD, you and they and Aaron, tomorrow 17 And every man take his censer and put incense in them and every man bring his censer before the LORD, two hundred fifty censers, you also and Aaron, each of you with his censer. 18 And every man took his censer and put fire in them and laid incense on them and stood in the door of the tabernacle of the congregation with Moses and Aaron. 19 And Korah gathered all the congregation against them to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation and the glory of the LORD appeared to all the congregation. 20 And the LORD spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying, 21 Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment. 22 And they fell on their faces and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin and will you be angry with all the congregation?

23 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 24 Speak to the congregation, saying, Get up from around the tents of Korah, Dathan and Abiram. 25 And Moses rose up and went to Dathan and Abiram and the elders of Israel followed him. 26 And he spoke to the congregation, saying, Depart, I beg you, from the tents of these wicked men and touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in all their sins. 27 So they got up from the tents of Korah, Dathan and Abiram, on every side and Dathan and Abiram came out and stood in the door of their tents and their wives and their sons and their little children. 28 And Moses said, Hereby you shall know that the LORD has sent me to do all these works for I have not done them of my own mind. 29 If these men die the common death of all men or if they are visited after the visitation of all men, then the LORD has not sent me. 30 But if the LORD makes a new thing and the earth opens her mouth and swallows them up, with all that pertains to them and they go down alive into the pit, then you shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD. 31 And when he had made an end of speaking all these words, the ground split open under them 32 And the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them and their houses up and all the men that pertained to Korah and all their goods. 33 They and all who pertained to them, went down alive into the pit and the earth closed on them and they perished from among the congregation. 34 And all Israel who were around them fled at their cry for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up too.

35 And a fire came out from the LORD and consumed the two hundred fifty men who offered incense.

The Hebrew Text begins Chapter 17 here.

(17:1) 36 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, (17:2) 37 Speak to Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he is to take up the censers out of the blaze and scatter the fire afield for they are holy. (17:3)etc. 38 Even the censers of these who sinned against their own souls, let them make from them broad metal plates for a covering of the altar because they offered them before the LORD, therefore they are holy and they shall be a sign to the children of Israel. 39 And Eleazar the priest took the brass censers, with which those who were burned had offered incense and they were made into broad plates for a covering of the altar 40 As a memorial to the children of Israel, so that no stranger, who is not of the seed of Aaron, would come near to offer incense before the LORD so that he would not be as Korah and his company, as the LORD said to him by the hand of Moses.

41 But on the next morning all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, you have killed the people of the LORD. 42 And when the congregation had gathered against Moses and Aaron, they looked toward the tabernacle of the congregation and behold, the cloud covered it and the glory of the LORD appeared. 43 And Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle of the congregation. 44 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 45 Get up from among this congregation so that I may consume them in a moment. And they fell on their faces. 46 And Moses said to Aaron, Take a censer and put fire in it from off the altar and put in incense and go quickly to the congregation and make an atonement for them for there is wrath gone out from the LORD, the plague has begun. 47 And Aaron took as Moses commanded and ran into the midst of the congregation and, behold, the plague had begun among the people and he put in incense and made an atonement for the people. 48 And he stood between the dead and the living and the plague was stayed. 49 Now those who died in that plague were fourteen thousand seven hundred, beside those who died about the matter of Korah. 50 And Aaron returned to Moses to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation and the plague was stayed.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 17

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 Speak to the children of Israel and take a staff from every one of them according to the house of their fathers, of all their princes according to the house of their fathers twelve staffs. Write every man's name on his staff. 3 And you shall write Aaron's name on the staff of Levi, for one staff shall be for the head of the house of their fathers. 4 And you shall lay them up in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where I will meet with you. 5 And the man's staff, whom I shall choose, shall blossom and I will stop the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against you. 6 And Moses spoke to the children of Israel and each of every one of their princes gave him a staff, one from each prince, according to their fathers' houses, twelve staffs and the staff of Aaron was among their staffs. 7 And Moses laid up the staffs before the LORD in the tabernacle of witness.

8 And on the next day Moses went into the tabernacle of witness and, behold, the staff of Aaron for the house of Levi had budded and brought out buds and bloomed blossoms and yielded almonds. 9 And Moses brought out all the staffs from before the LORD to all the children of Israel and they looked and every man took his staff. 10 And the LORD said to Moses, Bring Aaron's staff again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels and you shall surely take away their murmurings from me so that they do not die. 11 And Moses did as the LORD commanded him, so he did. 12 And the children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish. 13 Whoever comes near to the tabernacle of the LORD at all, dies. Shall we be consumed with dying?

BACK   TOP

Numbers 18

1 And the LORD said to Aaron, You and your sons and your father's house with you shall bear the responsibility of the sanctuary and you and your sons with you shall bear the responsibility of your priesthood. 2 And also bring your brothers from the tribe of Levi with you, the tribe of your father so that they may be joined to you and minister to you but you and your sons with you shall minister before the tabernacle of witness. 3 And they shall keep your charge and the charge of all the tabernacle. Except they shall not come near the vessels of the sanctuary and the altar so that neither they nor you die. 4 And they shall be joined to you and keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation for all the service of the tabernacle and a stranger shall not come near to you. 5 And you shall keep the charge of the sanctuary and the charge of the altar. So that there is no wrath any more on the children of Israel. 6 And I, behold, I have taken your brothers the Levites from among the children of Israel. They are given to you as a gift from the LORD, to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation. 7 Therefore you and your sons with you shall keep your priest's office for every thing of the altar and you shall serve within the veil. I have given your priest's office to you as a gift of service and the stranger who comes near shall be put to death.

8 And the LORD spoke to Aaron, Behold, I have also given you the charge of my heave offerings of all the hallowed things of the children of Israel. I have given them to you and to your sons by reason of the anointing, by an ordinance forever. 9 This shall be yours of the most holy things, reserved from the fire. Every oblation of theirs, every meat offering of theirs and every sin offering of theirs and every trespass offering of theirs, which they shall render to me, shall be most holy for you and for your sons. 10 You shall eat it in the most holy place, every male shall eat it. It shall be holy to you. 11 And this is yours, the heave offering of their gift, with all the wave offerings of the children of Israel. I have given them to you and to your sons and to your daughters with you, by a statute for ever. Every one who is clean in your house shall eat of it. 12 All the best of the oil and all the best of the wine and of the wheat, the first fruits of that which they shall offer to the LORD, I have given them to you. 13 And whatever is first ripe in the land, which they shall bring to the LORD, shall be yours, every one who is clean in your house shall eat it. 14 Every thing devoted in Israel shall be yours. 15 Every thing that opens the womb in all flesh, which they bring to the LORD, shall be yours, whether it is of men or animals, nevertheless the firstborn of man you shall surely redeem and the firstborn of unclean beasts you shall redeem. 16 And those who are to be redeemed from a month old you shall redeem, according to your estimation, for the money of five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs. 17 But the firstborn of a cow or the firstborn of a sheep or the firstborn of a goat, you shall not redeem, they are holy. You shall sprinkle their blood on the altar and shall burn their fat for an offering made by fire for a sweet savor to the LORD. 18 And the flesh of them shall be yours, as the wave breast and as the right shoulder are yours. 19 All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer to the LORD, I have given to you and your sons and your daughters with you, by a statute for ever. It is a covenant of salt for ever before the LORD to you and to your seed with you.

20 And the LORD spoke to Aaron, You shall have no inheritance in their land, nor shall you have any part among them. I am your part and your inheritance among the children of Israel. 21 And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance for their service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation. 22 Neither must the children of Israel henceforth come near the tabernacle of the congregation, lest they bear sin and die. 23 But the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation and they shall bear the responsibility. It shall be a statute forever throughout your generations, that among the children of Israel they have no inheritance. 24 But the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer as a heave offering to the LORD, I have given to the Levites to inherit. Therefore I have said to them, Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance. 25 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 26 Thus speak to the Levites and say to them, When you take the tithes of the children of Israel from them which I have given to you for your inheritance, then you shall offer up a heave offering from it for the LORD, even a tenth part of the tithe. 27 And this your heave offering shall be reckoned to you, as though it were the corn of the threshing floor and as the fulness of the winepress. 28 Thus you also shall offer a heave offering to the LORD of all your tithes, which you receive of the children of Israel and you shall give from the LORD'S heave offering to Aaron the priest. 29 Out of all your gifts you shall offer every heave offering of the LORD, from all the best of it, even the hallowed part of it. 30 Therefore you shall say to them, When you have heaved the best from it, then it shall be counted to the Levites as the increase of the threshing floor and as the increase of the winepress. 31 And you shall eat it in every place, you and your households for it is your reward for your service in the tabernacle of the congregation. 32 And you shall bear no sin by reason of it, when you have heaved from it the best of it nor shall you pollute the holy things of the children of Israel, lest you die.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 19

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 2 This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD has commanded, saying, Speak to the children of Israel that they bring a red heifer without spot to you, in which is no blemish at all and a yoke has never came on it. 3 And you shall give her to Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her outside the camp and one shall slay her before his face. 4 And Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger and sprinkle her blood directly before the tabernacle of the congregation seven times. 5 And one shall burn the heifer in his sight, he shall burn her skin and her flesh and her blood, with her dung. 6 And the priest shall take cedar wood and hyssop and scarlet and cast it into the middle of the burning heifer. 7 Then the priest shall wash his clothes and he shall bathe his flesh in water and afterward he shall come into the camp and the priest shall be unclean until the evening. 8 And he who burns her shall wash his clothes in water and bathe his flesh in water and shall be unclean until the evening. 9 And a man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer and lay them up outside the camp in a clean place and it shall be kept for a water of separation for the congregation of the children of Israel. It is a purification for sin. 10 And he who gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes and be unclean until the evening and it shall be a statute for ever for the children of Israel and for the stranger who sojourns among them.

11 He who touches the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days. 12 He shall purify himself with it on the third day and on the seventh day he shall be clean but if he does not purify himself the third day, then on the seventh day he shall not be clean. 13 Whoever touches the dead body of any man who is dead and does not purify himself, defiles the tabernacle of the LORD and that soul shall be cut off from Israel because the water of separation was not sprinkled on him, he shall be unclean, his uncleanness is still on him. 14 This is the law, when a man dies in a tent. All that come into the tent and all that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days. 15 And every open vessel, which has no covering bound on it, is unclean. 16 And whoever touches one who is slain with a sword in the open fields or a dead body or a bone of a man or a grave, shall be unclean seven days. 17 And they shall take of the ashes of the burnt heifer of purification for sin for an unclean person and running water shall be put with it in a vessel. 18 And a clean person shall take hyssop and dip it in the water and sprinkle it on the tent and upon all the vessels and on the persons who were there and on him who touched a bone or one slain or one dead or a grave. 19 And the clean person shall sprinkle on the unclean on the third day and on the seventh day and on the seventh day he shall purify himself and wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and shall be clean at evening. 20 But the man who will be unclean and will not purify himself that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation because he has defiled the sanctuary of the LORD. The water of separation has not been sprinkled on him, he is unclean. 21 And it shall be a perpetual statute for them. He who sprinkles the water of separation shall wash his clothes and he who touches the water of separation shall be unclean until evening. 22 And whatever the unclean person touches shall be unclean and the soul who touches it shall be unclean until evening.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 20

1 Then the children of Israel, the whole congregation, came into the desert of Zin in the first month and the people abode in Kadesh and Miriam died and was buried there. 2 And there was no water for the congregation and they gathered themselves together against Moses and Aaron. 3 And the people argued with Moses and spoke, saying, O that we had died when our brothers died before the LORD! 4 And why have you brought up the congregation of the LORD into this wilderness so that we and our cattle should die there? 5 And why have you made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us to this evil place? It is no place of seed or of figs or of vines or of pomegranates nor is there any water to drink. 6 And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation and they fell on their faces and the glory of the LORD appeared to them. 7 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 8 Take the staff and gather the assembly together, you and Aaron your brother and you shall speak to the rock before their eyes and it shall give out its water and you shall bring out to them water out of the rock. So you shall give the congregation and their beasts drink. 9 And Moses took the staff from before the LORD, as he commanded him. 10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock and he said to them, Hear now, you rebels, must we fetch you water out of this rock? 11 And Moses lifted up his hand and with his staff he struck the rock twice and the water came out abundantly and the congregation and their beasts drank. 12 And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, Because you did not believe me to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them. 13 This is the water of Meribah, because the children of Israel strove with the LORD and he was sanctified in them.

14 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom, Thus says your brother Israel, You know all the travail that has befallen us, 15 How our fathers went down into Egypt and we have dwelled in Egypt a long time and the Egyptians vexed us and our fathers. 16 And when we cried to the LORD, he heard our voice and sent an angel and has brought us up out of Egypt and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the outer edge of your border. 17 Let us pass through your country, I beg you. We will not pass through the fields or through the vineyards nor will we drink the water of the wells. We will go by the king's high way, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed your borders. 18 And Edom said to him, You shall not pass by me, lest I come out against you with the sword. 19 And the children of Israel said to him, We will go by the high way and if I and my cattle drink of your water, then I will pay for it. I will only go through on my feet without doing any thing else. 20 And he said, You shall not go through. And Edom came out against him with many people and with a strong hand. 21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border, therefore Israel turned away from him.

22 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from Kadesh and came to Mount Hor. 23 And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in Mount Hor, by the coast of the land of Edom, saying, 24 Aaron shall be gathered to his people for he shall not enter into the land which I have given to the children of Israel because you rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah. 25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son and bring them up to Mount Hor. 26 And strip Aaron of his garments and put them on Eleazar his son and Aaron shall be gathered to his people and shall die there. 27 And Moses did as the LORD commanded and they went up into Mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation. 28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments and put them on Eleazar his son and Aaron died there in the top of the mount and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount. 29 And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 21

1 And when king Arad the Canaanite, who dwelled in the south, heard that Israel came by the way of the spies, then he fought against Israel and took some of them prisoners. 2 And Israel vowed a vow to the LORD and said, If you will indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities. 3 And the LORD heard the voice of Israel and delivered up the Canaanites and they utterly destroyed them and their cities and he called the name of the place Hormah (devoted).

4 And they journeyed from Mount Hor by the way of the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom and the soul of the people was very discouraged because of the way. 5 And the people spoke against God and against Moses, Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water and our soul loathes this light bread. 6 And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people and they bit the people and many people of Israel died. 7 Therefore the people came to Moses and said, We have sinned for we have spoken against the LORD and against you. Pray to the LORD, that he will take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people. 8 And the LORD said to Moses, Make a fiery serpent and set it on a pole and every one who is bitten shall live when he looks on it. 9 And Moses made a serpent of brass and put it on a pole. If a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.

10 And the children of Israel set forward and pitched in Oboth. 11 And they journeyed from Oboth and pitched at Ijeabarim, in the wilderness which is before Moab toward the sun rising. 12 From there they moved and pitched in the valley of Zared. 13 From there they moved and pitched on the other side of Arnon, which is in the wilderness that comes out of the coasts of the Amorites for Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites. 14 Therefore it is said in the book of the wars of the LORD, What he did in the Red Sea and in the brooks of Arnon 15 And at the stream of the brooks which goes down to the dwelling of Ar and lies on the border of Moab. 16 And from there they went to Beer, that is the well of which the LORD spoke to Moses, Gather the people together and I will give them water. 17 Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well, sing to it. 18 The princes dug the well, the nobles of the people dug it, by the direction of the lawgiver, with their staves. And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah 19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel and from Nahaliel to Bamoth 20 And from Bamoth in the valley, that is in the country of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looks toward Jeshimon.

21 And Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, saying, 22 Let me pass through your land. We will not turn into the fields or into the vineyards, we will not drink of the waters of the well but we will go along by the king's high way, until we are past your borders. 23 And Sihon would not suffer Israel to pass through his border but Sihon gathered all his people together and went out against Israel into the wilderness and he came to Jahaz and fought against Israel. 24 And Israel struck him with the edge of the sword and possessed his land from Arnon to Jabbok, even to the children of Ammon for the border of the children of Ammon was strong. 25 And Israel took all these cities and Israel dwelled in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon and in all its villages. 26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab and had taken all his land out of his hand, even to Arnon. 27 Therefore those who speak in proverbs say, Come into Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and prepared 28 For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon, it has consumed Ar of Moab and the gods of the high places of Arnon. 29 Woe to you, Moab! you are undone, O people of Chemosh. He has given his sons and his daughters who escaped into captivity to Sihon king of the Amorites. 30 We have shot at them, Heshbon is perished even to Dibon and we have laid them waste even to Nophah, which reaches to Medeba. 31 Thus Israel dwelled in the land of the Amorites. 32 And Moses sent to spy out Jaazer and they took its villages and drove out the Amorites who were there. 33 And they turned and went up by the way of Bashan and Og the king of Bashan went out against them, he and all his people, to the battle at Edrei. 34 And the LORD said to Moses, Do not fear him for I have delivered him into your hand and all his people and his land and you shall do to him as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelled at Heshbon. 35 So they struck him and his sons and all his people, until there were none left to him alive and they possessed his land.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 22

1 And the children of Israel set forward and pitched in the plains of Moab on this side Jordan by Jericho. 2 And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. 3 And Moab was sore afraid of the people because they were many and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel. 4 And Moab said to the elders of Midian, Now shall this company lick up all around us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at that time. 5 He sent messengers therefore to Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt. behold, they cover the face of the earth and they abide opposite me. 6 Come now therefore, I pray you, curse this people for me for they are too mighty for me. Perhaps I shall prevail and we may strike them so that I may drive them out of the land for I know that he whom you bless is blessed and he whom you curse is cursed. 7 And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand and they came to Balaam and spoke to him the words of Balak. 8 And he said to them, Lodge here this night and I will bring you word again, as the LORD shall speak to me. And the princes of Moab abode with Balaam. 9 And God came to Balaam and said, What men are these with you? 10 And Balaam said to God, Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent to me, saying, 11 Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, who cover the face of the earth, come now, curse them for me so that I shall be able to overcome them and drive them out. 12 And God said to Balaam, You shall not go with them, you shall not curse the people for they are blessed. 13 And Balaam rose up in the morning and said to the princes of Balak, Go to your land for the LORD refuses to allow me to go with you. 14 And the princes of Moab rose up and they went to Balak and said, Balaam refuses to come with us.

15 And again Balak sent more princes and more honorable than they. 16 And they came to Balaam and said to him, Thus says Balak the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray you, hinder you from coming to me 17 For I will promote you to very great honor and I will do whatever you say to me, come therefore, I beseech you, curse this people for me. 18 And Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more. 19 Now therefore, I pray you, wait also here this night so that I may know what more the LORD may say to me. 20 And God came to Balaam at night and said to him, If the men come to call you, rise up and go with them but yet the word which I shall say to you, that you shall do. 21 And Balaam rose up in the morning and saddled his ass and went with the princes of Moab.

22 And God's anger was kindled because he went and the angel of the LORD stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding on his ass and his two servants were with him. 23 And the ass saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way and his sword drawn in his hand and the ass turned aside out of the way and went into the field and Balaam struck the ass, to turn her into the way. 24 But the angel of the LORD stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on either side. 25 And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she thrust herself to the wall and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall and he struck her again. 26 And the angel of the LORD went further and stood in a narrow place, where there was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left. 27 And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she fell down under Balaam and Balaam's anger was kindled and he struck the ass with a staff. 28 And the LORD opened the mouth of the ass and she said to Balaam, What have I done to you that you have struck me these three times? 29 And Balaam said to the ass, Because you have mocked me. I wish there was a sword in my hand for now I would kill you. 30 And the ass said to Balaam, Am I not your ass, on which you have ridden ever since I was yours to this day? Was I ever used to do so to you? And he said, No. 31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way and his sword drawn in his hand and he bowed down his head and fell flat on his face. 32 And the angel of the LORD said to him, Why have you struck your ass these three times? behold, I went out to stand against you because your way is perverse before me. 33 And the ass saw me and turned from me these three times and unless she had turned from me, surely now also I would have killed you and saved her alive. 34 And Balaam said to the angel of the LORD, I have sinned because I did not know that you stood in the way to meet me. Now therefore, if it displease you, I will return home. 35 And the angel of the LORD said to Balaam, Go with the men but you shall speak only the word that I shall speak to you. So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.

36 And when Balak heard that Balaam had come, he went out to meet him in a city of Moab, which is in the border of Arnon, which is in the outer most coast. 37 And Balak said to Balaam, Did I not earnestly send to you to call you? Why did you not come to me? Am I not able indeed to promote you to honor? 38 And Balaam said to Balak, Lo, I have come to you, Have I now any power at all to say any thing? The word that God puts in my mouth that shall I speak. 39 And Balaam went with Balak and they came to Kirjath Huzoth. 40 And Balak offered oxen and sheep and sent to Balaam and to the princes who were with him. 41 And on the next morning Balak took Balaam and brought him up to the high places of Baal so that he might see the farthest part of the people from there.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 23

1 And Balaam said to Balak, Build seven altars here for me and prepare seven oxen here for me and seven rams. 2 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bullock and a ram. 3 And Balaam said to Balak, Stand by your burnt offering and I will go. Perhaps the LORD will come to meet me and whatever he shows me I will tell you. And he went to a high place. 4 And God met Balaam and he said to him, I have prepared seven altars and I have offered on every altar a bullock and a ram. 5 And the LORD put a word in Balaam's mouth and said, Return to Balak and you shall speak thus. 6 And he returned to him and, lo, he stood by his burnt sacrifice, he and all the princes of Moab. 7 And he took up his parable and said, Balak the king of Moab has brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse Jacob for me and come, defy Israel. 8 How shall I curse, whom God has not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD has not defied? 9 For from the top of the rocks I see him and from the hills I behold him. Lo, the people shall dwell alone and shall not be counted among the nations. 10 Who can measure the dust of Jacob or the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous and let my last end be like his! 11 And Balak said to Balaam, What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies and, behold, you have blessed them altogether. 12 And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD has put in my mouth?

13 And Balak said to him, I beseech you, come with me to another place, from where you may see them. You shall see but the outer most part of them and shall not see them all and there you will curse them for me. 14 And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah and built seven altars and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar. 15 And he said to Balak, Stand here by your burnt offering, while I meet the LORD there. 16 And the LORD met Balaam and put a word in his mouth and said, Go again to Balak and say thus. 17 And when he came to him, behold, he stood by his burnt offering and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said to him, What has the LORD spoken? 18 And he took up his parable and said, Rise up, Balak and hear, listen to me, you son of Zippor. 19 God is not a man that he should lie, nor the son of man that he should repent. Has he said it and shall he not do it? or has he spoken and shall he not make it good? 20 Behold, I have received commandment to bless and he has blessed and I cannot reverse it. 21 He has not beheld iniquity in Jacob, nor has he seen perverseness in Israel. The LORD his God is with him and the shout of a king is among them. 22 God brought them out of Egypt, he has the likeness of the horns of a wild ox. 23 Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel. According to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What has God wrought! 24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion and lift up himself as a young lion. He shall not lie down until he eats of the prey and drinks the blood of the slain. 25 And Balak said to Balaam, Neither curse them at all nor bless them at all. 26 But Balaam answered and said to Balak, Did I not tell you, saying, All that the LORD speaks, that I must do? 27 And Balak said to Balaam, Come, I pray you, I will bring you to another place, perhaps it will please God that you may curse them for me from there. 28 And Balak brought Balaam to the top of Peor, that looks toward Jeshimon. 29 And Balaam said to Balak, Build seven altars here for me and prepare seven bullocks and seven rams here for me. 30 And Balak did as Balaam had said and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 24

1 And when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he did not go, as at other times, to seek for enchantments but he set his face toward the wilderness. 2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes and he saw Israel abiding in his tents according to their tribes and the spirit of God came on him. 3 And he took up his parable and said, Balaam the son of Beor has said and the man whose eyes are open has said, 4 He has said, the one who heard the words of God, who saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance but having his eyes open. 5 How fine are your tents, O Jacob and your tabernacles, O Israel! 6 As the valleys are, they spread out as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of aloe trees which the LORD has planted and as cedar trees beside the waters. 7 He shall pour the water out of his buckets and his seed shall be in many waters and his king shall be higher than Agag and his kingdom shall be exalted. 8 God brought him out, out of Egypt. He has the likeness of the horns of a wild ox, he shall eat up the nations his enemies and shall break their bones and pierce them through with his arrows. 9 He crouches, he lies down like a lion and as a great lion. Who shall stir him up? Blessed is he who blesses you and cursed is he who curses you.

10 And Balak's anger was hot against Balaam and he struck his hands together and Balak said to Balaam, I called you to curse my enemies and, behold, you have altogether blessed them these three times. 11 Therefore now flee to your own place. I thought to promote you to great honor but, lo, the LORD has kept you back from honor. 12 And Balaam said to Balak, Did I not speak the same to your messengers who you sent to me, saying, 13 If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment of the LORD, to do either good or bad of my own mind but what the LORD says, that will I speak? 14 And now, behold, I go to my people, come therefore and I will counsel you as to what this people shall do to your people in the latter days.

15 And he took up his parable and said, Balaam the son of Beor has said and the man whose eyes are open has said, 16 He has said, the one who heard the words of God and knew the knowledge of the most High, who saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance but having his eyes open. 17 I shall see him but not now. I shall behold him but not near, there shall come a Star out of Jacob and a Scepter shall rise out of Israel and shall strike the corners of Moab and destroy all the children of Sheth. 18 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir shall also be a possession for his enemies and Israel shall do valiantly. 19 Out of Jacob shall come he who shall have dominion and shall destroy him that remains of the city. 20 And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable and said, Amalek was the first of the nations but his latter end shall be that he perish for ever. 21 And he looked on the Kenites and took up his parable and said, Strong is your dwelling place and you put your nest in a rock. 22 Nevertheless the Kenite shall be wasted, until Asshur shall carry you away captive. 23 And he took up his parable and said, Alas, who shall live when God does this! 24 And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim and shall afflict Asshur and shall afflict Eber and he also shall perish for ever. 25 And Balaam rose up and went and returned to his place and Balak also went his way.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 25

1 And Israel abode in Acasia, (named for the Acasia trees nearby) and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. 2 And they called the people to the sacrifices of their gods and the people ate and bowed down to their gods. 3 And Israel joined himself to Baalpeor and the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel. 4 And the LORD said to Moses, Take all the heads of the people and hang them up before the LORD against the sun so that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away from Israel. 5 And Moses said to the judges of Israel, Slay every one of the men who were joined to Baalpeor.

6 And, lo, one of the children of Israel came and brought to his brothers a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 7 And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation and took a javelin in his hand, 8 And he went after the man of Israel into the tent and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel. 9 And those who died in the plague were twenty four thousand. 10 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned my wrath away from the children of Israel because he was zealous for my sake among them so that I did not consume the children of Israel in my jealousy. 12 Therefore say, Behold, I give to him my covenant of peace. 13 And he shall have it and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood, because he was zealous for his God and made an atonement for the children of Israel. 14 Now the name of the Israelite who was slain, even he who was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a chief house among the Simeonites. 15 And the name of the Midianitish woman who was slain was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur, he was head over a people and of a chief house in Midian.

16 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 17 Vex the Midianites and strike them 18 For they vex you with their wiles, with whom they have beguiled you in the matter of Peor and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of Midian, their sister, who was slain in the day of the plague for Peor's sake.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 26

1 And after the plague the LORD spoke to Moses and to Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, saying, 2 Take the number of all the congregation of the children of Israel, from twenty years old and upward, throughout their fathers' house, all who are able to go to war in Israel. 3 And Moses and Eleazar the priest spoke with them in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying, 4 Take the number of the people, from twenty years old and upward, as the LORD commanded Moses and the children of Israel, who went out of the land of Egypt.

5 Reuben, the oldest son of Israel, the children of Reuben, Hanoch, of whom comes the family of the Hanochites, of Pallu, the family of the Palluites, 6 Of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites, of Carmi, the family of the Carmites, 7 These are the families of the Reubenites and those who were numbered of them were forty three thousand seven hundred thirty. 8 And the sons of Pallu, Eliab. 9 And the sons of Eliab, Nemuel and Dathan and Abiram. This is that Dathan and Abiram, who were famous in the congregation, who strove against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, when they strove against the LORD. 10 And the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, at the time when the fire devoured two hundred fifty men and they became a sign. 11 But the children of Korah did not die. 12 The sons of Simeon after their families, of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites, of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites, of Jachin, the family of the Jachinites, 13 Of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites, of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites. 14 These are the families of the Simeonites, twenty two thousand two hundred. 15 The children of Gad after their families, of Zephon, the family of the Zephonites, of Haggi, the family of the Haggites, of Shuni, the family of the Shunites, 16 Of Ozni, the family of the Oznites, of Eri, the family of the Erites, 17 Of Arod, the family of the Arodites, of Areli, the family of the Arelites. 18 These are the families of the children of Gad according to those who were numbered of them forty thousand five hundred. 19 The sons of Judah were Er and Onan and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. 20 And the sons of Judah after their families were, of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites, of Pharez, the family of the Pharzites, of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites. 21 And the sons of Pharez were, of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites, of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites. 22 These are the families of Judah according to those who were numbered of them, seventy six thousand five hundred. 23 Of the sons of Issachar after their families, of Tola, the family of the Tolaites, of Pua, the family of the Punites, 24 Of Jashub, the family of the Jashubites, of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites. 25 These are the families of Issachar according to those who were numbered of them, sixty four thousand three hundred. 26 Of the sons of Zebulun after their families, of Sered, the family of the Sardites, of Elon, the family of the Elonites, of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites. 27 These are the families of the Zebulunites according to those who were numbered of them, sixty thousand five hundred. 28 The sons of Joseph after their families were Manasseh and Ephraim. 29 Of the sons of Manasseh, of Machir, the family of the Machirites and Machir begat Gilead, of Gilead come the family of the Gileadites. 30 These are the sons of Gilead, of Jeezer, the family of the Jeezerites, of Helek, the family of the Helekites, 31 And of Asriel, the family of the Asrielites and of Shechem, the family of the Shechemites, 32 And of Shemida, the family of the Shemidaites and of Hepher, the family of the Hepherites. 33 And Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons but daughters and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah. 34 These are the families of Manasseh and those who were numbered of them, fifty two thousand seven hundred. 35 These are the sons of Ephraim after their families, of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthalhites, of Becher, the family of the Bachrites, of Tahan, the family of the Tahanites. 36 And these are the sons of Shuthelah, of Eran, the family of the Eranites. 37 These are the families of the sons of Ephraim according to those who were numbered of them, thirty two thousand five hundred. These are the sons of Joseph after their families. 38 The sons of Benjamin after their families, of Bela, the family of the Belaites, of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites, of Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites, 39 Of Shupham, the family of the Shuphamites, of Hupham, the family of the Huphamites, 40 And the sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman. of Ard, the family of the Ardites and of Naaman, the family of the Naamites. 41 These are the sons of Benjamin after their families and those who were numbered of them were forty five thousand six hundred. 42 These are the sons of Dan after their families, of Shuham, the family of the Shuhamites. These are the families of Dan after their families. 43 All the families of the Shuhamites, according to those who were numbered of them, were sixty four thousand four hundred. 44 Of the children of Asher after their families, of Jimna, the family of the Jimnites, of Jesui, the family of the Jesuites. of Beriah, the family of the Beriites. 45 Of the sons of Beriah, of Heber, the family of the Heberites, of Malchiel, the family of the Malchielites. 46 And the name of the daughter of Asher was Sarah. 47 These are the families of the sons of Asher according to those who were numbered of them, who were fifty three thousand four hundred. 48 Of the sons of Naphtali after their families, of Jahzeel, the family of the Jahzeelites, of Guni, the family of the Gunites. 49 Of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites, of Shillem, the family of the Shillemites. 50 These are the families of Naphtali according to their families and those who were numbered of them were forty five thousand four hundred. 51 These were the numbered of the children of Israel, six hundred one thousand seven hundred thirty.

52 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 53 The land shall be divided to these for an inheritance according to the number of names. 54 To many you shall give more inheritance and to few you shall give less inheritance, to every one shall his inheritance be given according to those who were numbered of him. 55 But the land shall be divided by lot. They shall inherit according to the names of the tribes of their fathers. 56 According to the lot its possession be shall divided between many and few.

57 And these are those who were numbered of the Levites after their families, of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites, of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites, of Merari, the family of the Merarites. 58 These are the families of the Levites, the family of the Libnites, the family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, the family of the Korathites. And Kohath begat Amram. 59 And the name of Amram's wife was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, whom her mother bare to Levi in Egypt and she bare to Amram Aaron and Moses and Miriam their sister. 60 And to Aaron was born Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 61 And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before the LORD. 62 And those who were numbered of them were twenty three thousand, all males from a month old and upward for they were not numbered among the children of Israel because there was no inheritance given to them among the children of Israel.

63 These are those who were numbered by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who numbered the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho. 64 But among these there was not a man of them whom Moses and Aaron the priest numbered, when they numbered the children of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai. 65 For the LORD had said of them, They shall surely die in the wilderness. And there was not a man of them left, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 27

1 Then the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph came and these are the names of his daughters, Mahlah, Noah and Hoglah and Milcah and Tirzah. 2 And they stood before Moses and Eleazar the priest and before the princes and all the congregation, at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, 3 Our father died in the wilderness and he was not in the company of those who gathered themselves together against the LORD in the company of Korah but died in his own sin and had no sons. 4 Why should the name of our father be done away from among his family because he has no son? Give us therefore a possession among the brothers of our father. 5 And Moses brought their cause before the LORD. 6 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 7 The daughters of Zelophehad speak correctly, you shall surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father's brothers and you shall cause the inheritance of their father to pass to them. 8 And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying, If a man dies and has no son, then you shall cause his inheritance to pass to his daughter. 9 And if he has no daughter, then you shall give his inheritance to his brothers. 10 And if he has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his father's brothers. 11 And if his father has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his kinsman who is next to him from his family and he shall possess it and it shall be a statute of judgment to the children of Israel, as the LORD commanded Moses.

12 And the LORD said to Moses, Get up into Mount Abarim and see the land which I have given to the children of Israel. 13 And when you have seen it, you shall also be gathered to your people, as Aaron your brother was gathered. 14 For you rebelled against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes that is the water of Meribah in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.

15 And Moses spoke to the LORD, saying, 16 Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, 17 Who may go out before them and who may go in before them and who may lead them out and who may bring them in so that the congregation of the LORD will not be as sheep who have no shepherd. 18 And the LORD said to Moses, Take Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom the spirit is and lay your hand on him 19 And set him before Eleazar the priest and before all the congregation and give him a charge in their sight. 20 And you shall put some of your honor on him so that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient. 21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the LORD. They shall go out at his word and at his word they shall come in, both he and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation. 22 And Moses did as the LORD commanded him and he took Joshua and set him before Eleazar the priest and before all the congregation 23 And he laid his hands on him and gave him a charge, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 28

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 Command the children of Israel and say to them, you shall observe to offer to me my offering and my bread for my sacrifices made by fire for a sweet savor to me in their due season. 3 And you shall say to them, This is the offering made by fire which you shall offer to the LORD, two lambs of the first year without spot day by day, for a continual burnt offering. 4 You shall offer one lamb in the morning and you shall offer the other lamb at evening 5 And a tenth part of an ephah of flour for a meat offering, mingled with the fourth part of a hin of beaten oil. 6 It is a continual burnt offering, which was ordained in Mount Sinai for a sweet savor, a sacrifice made by fire to the LORD. 7 And its drink offering shall be the fourth part of a hin for one lamb, you shall cause the strong wine to be poured to the LORD for a drink offering in the holy place. 8 And you shall offer the other lamb at evening as the meat offering of the morning and as its drink offering, you shall offer it, as a sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savor to the LORD.

9 And you shall offer two lambs of the first year without spot on the sabbath day and two tenth deals of flour for a food offering, mingled with oil and its drink offering. 10 This is the burnt offering of every sabbath, beside the continual burnt offering and its drink offering. 11 And in the beginning of your months you shall offer a burnt offering to the LORD, two young bullocks and one ram, seven lambs of the first year without spot 12 And three tenth deals of flour for a food offering, mingled with oil for one bullock and two tenth deals of flour for a food offering, mingled with oil for one ram. 13 And a tenth deal of flour mingled with oil for a food offering for one lamb, for a burnt offering of a sweet savor, a sacrifice made by fire to the LORD. 14 And their drink offerings shall be half a hin of wine for a bullock and the third part of a hin for a ram and a fourth part of a hin for a lamb. This is the burnt offering of every month throughout the months of the year. 15 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering to the LORD shall be offered, beside the continual burnt offering and its drink offering.

16 And the Passover of the LORD is on the fourteenth day of the first month. 17 And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast. Seven days unleavened bread shall be eaten. 18 The first day shall be a holy convocation. You shall do no manner of servile work in it, 19 But you shall offer a sacrifice made by fire for a burnt offering to the LORD, two young bullocks and one ram and seven lambs of the first year. They shall be without blemish 20 And their food offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals shall you offer for a bullock and two tenth deals for a ram, 21 You shall offer a tenth deal for every lamb, throughout the seven lambs, 22 And one goat for a sin offering, to make an atonement. 23 You shall offer these beside the burnt offering in the morning, which is for a continual burnt offering. 24 You shall offer after this manner daily, throughout the seven days, the food of the sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savor to the LORD. It shall be offered beside the continual burnt offering and its drink offering. 25 And on the seventh day you shall have a holy convocation, you shall do no servile work. 26 Also in the day of the first fruits, when you bring a new food offering to the LORD, after your weeks are complete, you shall have a holy convocation, you shall do no servile work. 27 But you shall offer the burnt offering for a sweet savor to the LORD, two young bullocks, one ram, seven lambs of the first year 28 And their meat offering of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals to one bullock, two tenth deals to one ram, 29 A tenth deal to one lamb, throughout the seven lambs 30 And one kid of the goats, they shall be without blemish, to make an atonement for you. 31 You shall offer them beside the continual burnt offering and its meat offering and their drink offerings.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 29

1 And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a holy convocation, you shall do no servile work. It is a day of blowing the trumpets for you. 2 And you shall offer a burnt offering for a sweet savor to the LORD, one young bullock, one ram and seven lambs of the first year without blemish. 3 And their food offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals for a bullock and two tenth deals for a ram 4 And one tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the seven lambs 5 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering, to make an atonement for you 6 Beside the burnt offering of the month and its food offering and the daily burnt offering and its food offering and their drink offerings, according to their manner for a sweet savor, a sacrifice made by fire to the LORD. 7 And on the tenth day of this seventh month you shall have a holy convocation and you shall afflict your souls. You shall not do any work 8 but you shall offer a burnt offering to the LORD for a sweet savor, one young bullock, one ram and seven lambs of the first year, they shall be without blemish 9 And their food offering shall be flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals for a bullock and two tenth deals for one ram 10 A tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the seven lambs 11 One kid of the goats for a sin offering, beside the sin offering of atonement and the continual burnt offering and the its meat offering and their drink offerings.

12 And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation, you shall do no servile work and you shall keep a feast to the LORD seven days. 13 And you shall offer a burnt offering, a sacrifice made by fire, for a sweet savor to the LORD, thirteen young bullocks, two rams and fourteen lambs of the first year, they shall be without blemish 14 And their meat offering shall be flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals for every bullock of the thirteen bullocks, two tenth deals for each of the two rams, 15 And a tenth deal for each lamb of the fourteen lambs 16 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering, beside the continual burnt offering, its meat offering and its drink offering. 17 And on the second day you shall offer twelve young bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without spot 18 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks for the rams and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner 19 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering, beside the continual burnt offering and its meat offering and their drink offerings. 20 And on the third day eleven bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish. 21 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner 22 And one goat for a sin offering, beside the continual burnt offering and its meat offering and its drink offering. 23 And on the fourth day ten bullocks, two rams and fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish. 24 Their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks for the rams and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner 25 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering, beside the continual burnt offering, its meat offering and its drink offering. 26 And on the fifth day nine bullocks, two rams and fourteen lambs of the first year without spot 27 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks for the rams and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner 28 And one goat for a sin offering, beside the continual burnt offering and its meat offering and its drink offering. 29 And on the sixth day eight bullocks, two rams and fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish 30 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner 31 And one goat for a sin offering, beside the continual burnt offering, its meat offering and its drink offering. 32 And on the seventh day seven bullocks, two rams and fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish 33 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks for the rams and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner 34 And one goat for a sin offering, beside the continual burnt offering, its meat offering and its drink offering. 35 On the eighth day you shall have a solemn assembly, you shall do no servile work in it 36 But you shall offer a burnt offering, a sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savor to the LORD, one bullock, one ram, seven lambs of the first year without blemish. 37 Their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullock for the ram and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the manner 38 And one goat for a sin offering, beside the continual burnt offering and its meat offering and its drink offering. 39 These things you shall do to the LORD in your set feasts, beside your vows and your freewill offerings for your burnt offerings and for your meat offerings and for your drink offerings and for your peace offerings. 40 And Moses told the children of Israel according to all that the LORD commanded Moses.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 30

1 And Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes concerning the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which the LORD has commanded. 2 If a man vows a vow to the LORD or swears an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

3 If a woman also vows a vow to the LORD and binds herself by a bond in her father's house in her youth 4 And her father hears her vow and her bond with which she has bound her soul and her father shall hold his peace at her, then all her vows shall stand and every bond with which she has bound her soul shall stand. 5 But if her father disallows her in the day that he hears, none of her vows or of her bonds with which she has bound her soul shall stand and the LORD shall forgive her because her father disallowed her. 6 And if she had a husband when she vowed or uttered anything out of her lips, with which she bound her soul 7 And her husband heard and held his peace at her in the day that he heard, then her vows shall stand and her bonds with which she bound her soul shall stand. 8 But if her husband disallowed her on the day that he heard, then he shall make her vow which she vowed and that which she uttered with her lips, with which she bound her soul, of no effect and the LORD shall forgive her. 9 But every vow of a widow and of her who is divorced, with which they have bound their souls, shall stand against her. 10 And if she vowed in her husband's house or bound her soul by a bond with an oath, 11 And her husband heard and held his peace at her and did not disallow her then all her vows shall stand and every bond with which she bound her soul shall stand. 12 But if her husband has utterly made them void on the day he heard then whatever proceeded out of her lips concerning her vows or concerning the bond of her soul, shall not stand. Her husband has made them void and the LORD shall forgive her. 13 Every vow and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish or her husband may make it void. 14 But if her husband altogether holds his peace at her from day to day, then he establishes all her vows or all her bonds, which are on her. He confirms them because he held his peace at her in the day that he heard. 15 But if he shall in any way make them void after he has heard them, then he shall bear her iniquity. 16 These are the statutes, which the LORD commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, between the father and his daughter, yet in her youth in her father's house.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 31

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites and afterward you shall be gathered to your people. 3 And Moses spoke to the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves to the war and let them go against the Midianites and avenge the LORD of Midian. 4 You shall send to the war a thousand of every tribe, throughout all the tribes of Israel. 5 So there were delivered out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand of every tribe, twelve thousand armed for war. 6 And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand of every tribe. He sent them and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, with the holy instruments and the trumpets to blow in his hand.

7 And they warred against the Midianites, as the LORD commanded Moses and they killed all the males. 8 And they killed the kings of Midian, beside the rest of those who were slain, namely, Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, five kings of Midian. They also killed Balaam the son of Beor with the sword. 9 And the children of Israel took the women of Midian captive and their little ones and took the spoil of all their cattle and all their flocks and all their goods. 10 And they burned all their cities where they dwelled and all their fine castles with fire. 11 And they took all the spoil and all the prey of men and beasts. 12 And they brought the captives and the prey and the spoil to Moses and Eleazar the priest and to the congregation of the children of Israel, to the camp at the plains of Moab, which are by Jordan near Jericho.

13 And Moses and Eleazar the priest and all the princes of the congregation, went out to meet them out side the camp. 14 And Moses was angry with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands and captains over hundreds, who came from the battle. 15 And Moses said to them, Have you saved all the women alive? 16 Behold, these caused the children of Israel to commit trespass against the LORD through the counsel of Balaam in the matter of Peor and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD. 17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones and kill every woman who has known man by lying with him. 18 But all the female children, who have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves. 19 And abide out side the camp seven days. Whoever has killed any person and whoever has touched any slain, purify both yourselves and your captives on the third day and on the seventh day. 20 And purify all your raiment and all that is made of skins and all work of goats' hair and all things made of wood. 21 And Eleazar the priest said to the men of war who went to the battle, This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD commanded Moses. 22 Only the gold and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin and the lead, 23 Every thing that may abide the fire, you shall make it go through the fire and it shall be clean. Nevertheless it shall be purified with the water of separation and all that does not abide the fire you shall make go through the water. 24 And you shall wash your clothes on the seventh day and you shall be clean and afterward you shall come into the camp.

25 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 26 Take the sum of the prey that was taken from man and beast, you and Eleazar the priest and the chief fathers of the congregation 27 And divide the prey into two parts, between those who took the war on them, who went out to battle and between all the congregation 28 And levy a tribute to the LORD of the men of war who went out to battle. One soul of five hundred persons and of the cattle and of the asses and of the sheep. 29 Take their half and give it to Eleazar the priest for a heave offering of the LORD. 30 And of the children of Israel's half, you shall take one portion of fifty persons and of the cows and of the asses and of the flocks, of all manner of beasts and give them to the Levites, who keep the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD. 31 And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses. 32 And the booty, the rest of the prey which the men of war had caught, was six hundred seventy five thousand sheep 33 And seventy two thousand beef cattle 34 And sixty one thousand asses 35 And thirty two thousand people in all, women who had not known man by lying with him. 36 And the half of the portion of those who went out to war, was in number three hundred thirty seven thousand five hundred sheep 37 And the LORD'S tribute of the sheep was six hundred seventy five. 38 And the beef cattle were thirty six thousand of which the LORD'S tribute was seventy two. 39 And the asses were thirty thousand five hundred, of which the LORD'S tribute was sixty one. 40 And the people were sixteen thousand, of which the LORD'S tribute was thirty two people. 41 And Moses gave the tribute, which was the LORD'S heave offering, to Eleazar the priest, as the LORD commanded Moses. 42 And of the children of Israel's half, which Moses divided from the men who warred, 43 (Now the half for the congregation was three hundred thirty seven thousand five hundred sheep, 44 And thirty six thousand beef cattle, 45 And thirty thousand five hundred asses, 46 And sixteen thousand people) 47 Even of the children of Israel's half, Moses took one portion of fifty, both of man and beast and gave them to the Levites, who kept the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD, as the LORD commanded Moses.

48 And the officers who were over the thousands of the host, the captains of thousands and captains of hundreds, came near to Moses 49 And they said to Moses, Your servants have taken the sum of the men of war who are under our charge and there lacks not one man of us. 50 We have therefore brought an oblation for the LORD, of what every man has received, of jewels of gold, chains and bracelets, rings, earrings and tablets, to make an atonement for our souls before the LORD. 51 And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold from them and all worked jewels. 52 And all the gold of the offering that they offered up to the LORD, from the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred fifty shekels. 53 For the men of war had taken spoil, every man for himself. 54 And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold from the captains of thousands and hundreds and brought it into the tabernacle of the congregation, for a memorial for the children of Israel before the LORD.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 32

1 Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of cattle and when they saw the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead that behold, the place was a place for cattle, 2 The children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spoke to Moses and to Eleazar the priest and to the princes of the congregation, saying, 3 Ataroth and Dibon and Jazer and Nimrah and Heshbon and Elealeh and Shebam and Nebo and Beon, 4 Even the country which the LORD struck before the congregation of Israel is a land for cattle and your servants have cattle. 5 Therefore, they said, if we have found grace in your sight, let this land be given to your servants for a possession and do not bring us over Jordan. 6 And Moses said to the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brothers go to war and you sit here? 7 And why do you discourage the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which the LORD has given them? 8 Thus your fathers did, when I sent them from Kadeshbarnea to see the land. 9 For when they went up to the valley of Eshcol and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel so that they should not go into the land which the LORD had given them. 10 And the LORD'S anger was kindled the same time and he swore, saying, 11 Surely none of the men who came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I swore to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, because they have not wholly followed me, 12 Except Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite and Joshua the son of Nun for they have wholly followed the LORD. 13 And the LORD'S anger was kindled against Israel and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation that had done evil in the sight of the LORD was consumed. 14 And, behold, you are risen up in your fathers' place, as an increase of sinful men, to further augment the fierce anger of the LORD toward Israel. 15 For if you turn away from after him, he will yet again leave them in the wilderness and you shall destroy all this people.

16 And they came near him and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle and cities for our little ones 17 But we ourselves will go ready armed before the children of Israel, until we have brought them to their place and our little ones shall dwell in the fenced cities because of the inhabitants of the land. 18 We will not return to our houses, until every man of the children of Israel has inherited his inheritance. 19 For we will not inherit with them on the other side of Jordan or westward because our inheritance is fallen to us on this side of Jordan eastward. 20 And Moses said to them, If you will do this thing, if you will go armed before the LORD to war 21 And all of you will go armed over Jordan before the LORD, until he has driven out his enemies from before him 22 And the land is subdued before the LORD, then afterward you shall return and be guiltless before the LORD and before Israel and this land shall be your possession before the LORD. 23 But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against the LORD and be sure your sin will find you out. 24 Build cities for your little ones and folds for your sheep and do that which has proceeded out of your mouth. 25 And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben spoke to Moses, saying, Your servants will do as my lord commands. 26 Our little ones, our wives, our flocks and all our cattle, shall be there in the cities of Gilead 27 But your servants will pass over, every man armed for war, before the LORD to battle, as my lord says

28 So Moses commanded Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun and the chief fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel concerning them 29 And Moses said to them, If the children of Gad and the children of Reuben will pass over Jordan with you, every man armed to battle, before the LORD and the land shall be subdued before you, then you shall give them the land of Gilead for a possession. 30 But if they will not pass over armed with you, they shall have possessions among you in the land of Canaan. 31 And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered, saying, As the LORD has said to your servants, so we will do. 32 We will pass over armed before the LORD into the land of Canaan, that the possession of our inheritance on this side Jordan may be ours. 33 And Moses gave to them, even to the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben and to half the tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land, with its cities in the coasts, even around the cities of the country. 34 And the children of Gad built Dibon and Ataroth and Aroer 35 And Atroth, Shophan and Jaazer and Jogbehah 36 And Bethnimrah and Bethharan, fenced cities and folds for sheep. 37 And the children of Reuben built Heshbon and Elealeh and Kiriath Aim 38 And Nebo and Baalmeon, (their names were changed) and Shibmah and gave other names to the cities which they built. 39 And the children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead and took it and dispossessed the Amorites who were in it. 40 And Moses gave Gilead to Machir the son of Manasseh and he dwelled there. 41 And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took its small towns and called them Havoth Jair. 42 And Nobah went and took Kenath and its villages and called it Nobah, after his own name.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 33

1 These are the journeys of the children of Israel, who went out of the land of Egypt with their armies under the hand of Moses and Aaron. 2 And Moses wrote their settings out according to their journeys by the commandment of the LORD and these are their journeys from their departures. 3 And they departed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month, on the morrow after the Passover the children of Israel went out with a high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians. 4 For the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn, whom the LORD had smitten among them, also the LORD executed judgments on their gods. 5 And the children of Israel removed from Rameses and pitched in Succoth. 6 And they departed from Succoth and pitched in Etham, which is in the edge of the wilderness. 7 And they moved from Etham and turned again to Pihahiroth, which is before Baalzephon and they pitched before Migdol. 8 And they departed from before Pihahiroth and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness and went three days' journey in the wilderness of Etham and pitched in Marah. 9 And they moved from Marah and came to Elim and in Elim there were twelve fountains of water and seventy palm trees and they pitched there. 10 And they removed from Elim and camped by the Red Sea. 11 And they moved from the Red Sea and camped in the wilderness of Sin. 12 And they journeyed out of the wilderness of Sin and camped in Dophkah. 13 And they departed from Dophkah and camped in Alush. 14 And they moved from Alush and camped at Rephidim, where there was no water for the people to drink. 15 And they departed from Rephidim and pitched in the wilderness of Sinai. 16 And they moved from the desert of Sinai and pitched at Kibroth Hattaavah. 17 And they departed from Kibroth Hattaavah and camped at Hazeroth. 18 And they departed from Hazeroth and pitched in Rithmah. 19 And they departed from Rithmah and pitched at Rimmon Parez. 20 And they departed from Rimmon Parez and pitched in Libnah. 21 And they moved from Libnah and pitched at Rissah. 22 And they journeyed from Rissah and pitched in Kehelathah. 23 And they went from Kehelathah and pitched in Mount Shapher. 24 And they moved from Mount Shapher and camped in Haradah. 25 And they removed from Haradah and pitched in Makheloth. 26 And they removed from Makheloth and camped at Tahas. 27 And they departed from Tahas and pitched at Tarah. 28 And they moved from Tarah and pitched in Mithcah. 29 And they went from Mithcah and pitched in Hashmonah. 30 And they departed from Hashmonah and camped at Moseroth. 31 And they departed from Moseroth and pitched in Benejaakan. 32 And they moved from Benejaakan and camped at Hor Hagidgad. 33 And they went from Hor Hagidgad and pitched in Jotbathah. 34 And they moved from Jotbathah and camped at Ebronah. 35 And they departed from Ebronah and camped at Ezion Geber. 36 And they moved from Ezion Heber and pitched in the wilderness of Zin, which is Kadesh. 37 And they moved from Kadesh and pitched in Mount Hor, in the edge of the land of Edom. 38 And Aaron the priest went up into Mount Hor at the commandment of the LORD and died there, in the fortieth year after the children of Israel had come out of the land of Egypt, in the first day of the fifth month. 39 And Aaron was a hundred twenty three years old when he died in Mount Hor. 40 And king Arad the Canaanite, who dwelled in the south in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the children of Israel. 41 And they departed from Mount Hor and pitched in Zalmonah. 42 And they departed from Zalmonah and pitched in Punon. 43 And they departed from Punon and pitched in Oboth. 44 And they departed from Oboth and pitched in Ijeabarim, in the border of Moab. 45 And they departed from Ijeabarim and pitched in Dibongad. 46 And they moved from Dibongad and camped in Almon Diblathaim. 47 And they moved from Almon Diblathaim and pitched in the mountains of Abarim, before Nebo. 48 And they departed from the mountains of Abarim and pitched in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho. 49 And they pitched by Jordan, from Bethjesimoth even to Abelshittim in the plains of Moab.

50 And the LORD spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying, 51 Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, When you are passed over Jordan into the land of Canaan, 52 Then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you and destroy all their pictures and destroy all their molten images and pluck down entirely all their high places 53 And you shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land and dwell in it for I have given you the land to possess it. 54 And you shall divide the land by lot for an inheritance among your families and to the more you shall give the more inheritance and to the fewer you shall give the less inheritance. Every man's inheritance shall be in the place where his lot falls, you shall inherit according to the tribes of your fathers. 55 But if you will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then those who you let remain shall be pricks in your eyes and thorns in your sides and shall vex you in the land where you dwell. 56 Moreover I shall do to you, as I thought to do to them.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 34

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 2 Command the children of Israel and say to them, When you come into the land of Canaan, (this is the land that shall fall to you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan with its borders) 3 Then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the border of Edom and your south border shall be the further most shore of the Salt Sea eastward 4 And your border shall turn from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim and pass on to Zin and its going out shall be from the south to Kadeshbarnea and shall go on to Hazaraddar and pass on to Azmon 5 And the border shall go around from Azmon to the river of Egypt and its going out shall be at the sea. 6 And as for the western border, you shall even have the great sea for a border, this shall be your west border. 7 And this shall be your north border, from the great sea you shall point out for you Mount Hor. 8 From Mount Hor you shall point out your border to the entrance of Hamath and the goings out of the border shall be to Zedad 9 And the border shall go on to Ziphron and its going out shall be at Hazarenan, this shall be your north border. 10 And you shall point out your east border from Hazarenan to Shepham 11 And the coast shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain and the border shall descend and shall reach to the side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward 12 And the border shall go down to Jordan and its going out shall be at the Salt Sea. This shall be your land around its borders. 13 And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, This is the land which you shall inherit by lot, which the LORD commanded to give to the nine tribes and to the half tribe 14 For the tribe of the children of Reuben according to the house of their fathers and the tribe of the children of Gad according to the house of their fathers, have received their inheritance and half the tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance. 15 The two tribes and the half tribe have received their inheritance on this side Jordan near Jericho eastward, toward the sunrising.

16 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 17 These are the names of the men who shall divide the land to you, Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun. 18 And you shall take one prince of every tribe, to divide the land by inheritance. 19 And the names of the men are these, Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh. 20 And of the tribe of the children of Simeon, Shemuel the son of Ammihud. 21 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the son of Chislon. 22 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Dan, Bukki the son of Jogli. 23 The prince of the children of Joseph for the tribe of the children of Manasseh, Hanniel the son of Ephod. 24 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Ephraim, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan. 25 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Zebulun, Elizaphan the son of Parnach. 26 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Issachar, Paltiel the son of Azzan. 27 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Asher, Ahihud the son of Shelomi. 28 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Naphtali, Pedahel the son of Ammihud. 29 These are they whom the LORD commanded to divide the inheritance to the children of Israel in the land of Canaan.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 35

1 And the LORD spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying, 2 Command the children of Israel, that they give cities to dwell in to the Levites from the inheritance of their possession and you shall give to the Levites suburbs for the cities around them. 3 And they shall have the cities to dwell in and the suburbs of them shall be for their cattle and for their goods and for all their animals. 4 And the suburbs of the cities, which you shall give to the Levites, shall reach from the wall of the city and outward a thousand cubits around. 5 And you shall measure from without the city on the east side two thousand cubits and on the south side two thousand cubits and on the west side two thousand cubits and on the north side two thousand cubits and the city shall be in the midst. This shall be to them the suburbs of the cities. 6 And among the cities which you shall give to the Levites there shall be six cities for refuge, which you shall appoint for the manslayer so that he may flee there and to them you shall add forty two cities. 7 So all the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be forty eight cities. You shall give them with their suburbs. 8 And the cities which you shall give shall be of the possession of the children of Israel. From those who have many you shall give many but to those who have few you shall give few. Every one shall give from his cities to the Levites according to his inheritance which he inherits.

9 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 10 Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, When you have gone over Jordan into the land of Canaan, 11 Then you shall appoint cities to be cities of refuge for you so that the slayer may flee there, the one who kills any person unaware. 12 And they shall be cities for refuge from the avenger so that the manslayer may not die, until he stands before the congregation in judgment. 13 And of these cities which you shall give, you shall have six cities for refuge. 14 You shall give three cities on this side Jordan and three cities you shall give in the land of Canaan, which shall be cities of refuge. 15 These six cities shall be a refuge for the children of Israel and for the stranger and for the sojourner among them so that every one who kills any person unaware may flee there. 16 But if he strikes him with an instrument of iron so that he dies, he is a murderer. The murderer shall surely be put to death. 17 And if he strikes him by throwing a stone so that he may die and he dies, he is a murderer. The murderer shall surely be put to death. 18 Or if he strikes him with a hand weapon of wood, so that he may die and he dies, he is a murderer. The murderer shall surely be put to death. 19 The revenger of blood himself shall slay the murderer, when he meets him he shall slay him. 20 And if he thrust him from hatred or hurl at him by laying in wait, so that he dies, 21 Or in enmity strikes him with his hand so that he dies. He who struck him shall surely be put to death. He is a murderer. The revenger of blood shall slay the murderer when he meets him. 22 But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity or cast on him anything without laying in wait 23 Or with any stone, with which a man may die, not seeing him and cast it on him so that he dies and was not his enemy nor sought his harm, 24 Then the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the revenger of blood according to these judgments 25 And the congregation shall deliver the slayer out of the hand of the revenger of blood and the congregation shall restore him to the city of his refuge where he fled and he shall live in it to the death of the high priest, who was anointed with the holy oil. 26 But if the slayer shall at any time come out side the border of the city of his refuge, where he fled 27 And the revenger of blood finds him out side the borders of the city of his refuge and the revenger of blood kills the slayer, he shall not be guilty of blood 28 Because he should have remained in the city of his refuge until the death of the high priest, but after the death of the high priest the slayer shall return to the land of his possession. 29 So these things shall be for a statute of judgment to you throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 30 Whoever kills any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die. 31 Moreover you shall take no ransom for the life of a murderer, who is guilty of death but he shall surely be put to death. 32 And you shall take no ransom for him who fled to the city of his refuge so that he should come again to dwell in the land, until the death of the priest. 33 So you shall not pollute the land where you are for blood defiles the land and the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed in it, except by the blood of him who shed it. 34 Therefore do not defile the land which you shall inhabit, where I dwell for I the LORD dwell among the children of Israel.

BACK   TOP

Numbers 36

1 And the chief fathers of the families of the children of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph, came near and spoke before Moses and before the princes, the chief fathers of the children of Israel 2 And they said, the LORD commanded my lord to give the land for an inheritance by lot to the children of Israel and my lord was commanded by the LORD to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother to his daughters. 3 And if they are married to any of the sons of the other tribes of the children of Israel, then their inheritance shall be taken from the inheritance of our fathers and shall be put to the inheritance of the tribe where they are received. So shall it be taken from the lot of our inheritance. 4 And when the jubilee of the children of Israel shall be, then their inheritance shall be put to the inheritance of the tribe where they are received, so shall their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers.

5 And Moses commanded the children of Israel according to the word of the LORD, saying, The tribe of the sons of Joseph has said well. 6 This is the thing which the LORD commands concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, Let them marry to whom they think best, only they shall marry to the family of the tribe of their father. 7 So the inheritance of the children of Israel shall not remove from tribe to tribe for every one of the children of Israel shall keep himself to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers. 8 And every daughter, that possesses an inheritance in any tribe of the children of Israel, shall be wife to one of the family of the tribe of her father so that the children of Israel may enjoy every man the inheritance of his fathers. 9 Neither shall the inheritance move from one tribe to another tribe but every one of the tribes of the children of Israel shall keep himself to his own inheritance. 10 Even as the LORD commanded Moses, so did the daughters of Zelophehad 11 For Mahlah, Tirzah and Hoglah and Milcah and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, were married to their father's brothers' sons 12 And they were married into the families of the sons of Manasseh the son of Joseph and their inheritance remained in the tribe of the family of their father. 13 These are the commandments and the judgments, which the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses to the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho.

BACK   TOP