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Read the Bible in a Year - February 20

Numbers 20 - 21


American Standard Version

Numbers 20

1 And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came into the wilderness of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there.

2 And there was no water for the congregation: and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

3 And the people strove with Moses, and spake, saying, Would that we had died when our brethren died before Jehovah!

4 And why have ye brought the assembly of Jehovah into this wilderness, that we should die there, we and our beasts?

5 And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink.

6 And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tent of meeting, and fell upon their faces: and the glory of Jehovah appeared unto them.

7 And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,

8 Take the rod, and assemble the congregation, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes, that it give forth its water; and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock; so thou shalt give the congregation and their cattle drink.

9 And Moses took the rod from before Jehovah, as he commanded him.

10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; shall we bring you forth water out of this rock?

11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and smote the rock with his rod twice: and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their cattle.

12 And Jehovah said unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed not in me, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.

13 These are the waters of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with Jehovah, and he was sanctified in them.

14 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travail that hath befallen us:

15 how our fathers went down into Egypt, and we dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians dealt ill with us, and our fathers:

16 and when we cried unto Jehovah, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border.

17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy land: we will not pass through field or through vineyard, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go along the king's highway; we will not turn aside to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy border.

18 And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass through me, lest I come out with the sword against thee.

19 And the children of Israel said unto him, We will go up by the highway; and if we drink of thy water, I and my cattle, then will I give the price thereof: let me only, without doing anything else, pass through on my feet.

20 And he said, Thou shalt not pass through. And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a strong hand.

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

22 And they journeyed from Kadesh: and the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came unto mount Hor.

23 And Jehovah spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the border of the land of Edom, saying,

24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his people; for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the waters of Meribah.

25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor;

26 and strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there.

27 And Moses did as Jehovah 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 upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there on 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 wept for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.

Numbers 21

1 And the Canaanite, the king of Arad, who dwelt in the South, heard tell that Israel came by the way of Atharim; and he fought against Israel, and took some of them captive.

2 And Israel vowed a vow unto Jehovah, and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.

3 And Jehovah hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: and the name of the place was called Hormah.

4 And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way to the Red Sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.

5 And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, and there is no water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.

6 And Jehovah sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.

7 And the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, because we have spoken against Jehovah, and against thee; pray unto Jehovah, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.

8 And Jehovah said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a standard: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he seeth it, shall live.

9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and set it upon the standard: and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked unto the serpent of brass, he lived.

10 And the children of Israel journeyed, and encamped in Oboth.

11 And they journeyed from Oboth, and encamped at Iyeabarim, in the wilderness which is before Moab, toward the sunrising.

12 From thence they journeyed, and encamped in the valley of Zered.

13 From thence they journeyed, and encamped on the other side of the Arnon, which is in the wilderness, that cometh out of the border of the Amorites: for the Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.

14 Wherefore it is said in the book of the Wars of Jehovah, Vaheb in Suphah, And the valleys of the Arnon,

15 And the slope of the valleys That inclineth toward the dwelling of Ar, And leaneth upon the border of Moab.

16 And from thence they journeyed to Beer: that is the well whereof Jehovah said unto Moses, Gather the people together, and I will give them water.

17 Then sang Israel this song: Spring up, O well; sing ye unto it:

18 The well, which the princes digged, Which the nobles of the people delved, With the sceptre, and with their staves. And from the wilderness they journeyed to Mattanah;

19 and from Mattanah to Nahaliel; and from Nahaliel to Bamoth;

20 and from Bamoth to the valley that is in the field of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looketh down upon the desert.

21 And Israel sent messengers unto Sihon king of the Amorites, saying,

22 Let me pass through thy land: we will not turn aside into field, or into vineyard; we will not drink of the water of the wells: we will go by the king's highway, until we have passed thy border.

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 came to Jahaz; and he fought against Israel.

24 And Israel smote him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from the Arnon unto the Jabbok, even unto the children of Ammon; for the border of the children of Ammon was strong.

25 And Israel took all these cities: and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the towns thereof.

26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even unto the Arnon.

27 Wherefore they that speak in proverbs say, Come ye to Heshbon; Let the city of Sihon be built and established:

28 For a fire is gone out of Heshbon, A flame from the city of Sihon: It hath devoured Ar of Moab, The lords of the high places of the Arnon.

29 Woe to thee, Moab! Thou art undone, O people of Chemosh: He hath given his sons as fugitives, And his daughters into captivity, Unto Sihon king of the Amorites.

30 We have shot at them; Heshbon is perished even unto Dibon, And we have laid waste even unto Nophah, Which reacheth unto Medeba.

31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites.

32 And Moses sent to spy out Jazer; and they took the towns thereof, and drove out the Amorites that 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 battle at Edrei.

34 And Jehovah said unto Moses, Fear him not: for I have delivered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land; and thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon.

35 So they smote him, and his sons and all his people, until there was none left him remaining: and they possessed his land.

Amplified

Numbers 20

1 AND THE Israelites, the whole congregation, came into the Wilderness of Zin in the first month. And the people dwelt in Kadesh. Miriam died and was buried there.

2 Now there was no water for the congregation, and they assembled together against Moses and Aaron.

3 And the people contended with Moses, and said, Would that we had died when our brethren died [in the plague] before the Lord!

4 And why have you brought up the congregation of the Lord into this wilderness, that we should die here, we and our livestock?

5 And why have you made us come up out of Egypt to bring us into this evil place? It is no place of grain or of figs or of vines or of pomegranates. And there is no water to drink.

6 Then Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the door of the Tent of Meeting and fell on their faces. Then the glory of the Lord appeared to them.

7 And the Lord said to Moses,

8 Take the rod, and assemble the congregation, you and Aaron your brother, and tell the rock before their eyes to give forth its water, and you shall bring forth to them water out of the rock; so you shall give the congregation and their livestock drink.

9 So Moses took the rod from before the Lord, as He commanded him.

10 And Moses and Aaron assembled the congregation before the rock and Moses said to them, Hear now, you rebels; must we bring you water out of this rock?

11 And Moses lifted up his hand and with his rod he smote the rock twice. And the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their livestock.

12 And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, Because you did not believe in (rely on, cling to) Me to sanctify Me in the eyes of the Israelites, you therefore shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

13 These are the waters of Meribah [strife], where the Israelites contended with the Lord and He showed Himself holy among them.

14 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom, saying, Thus says your kinsman Israel: You know all the adversity {and} birth pangs that have come upon us [as a nation]:

15 How our fathers went down to Egypt; we dwelt there a long time, and the Egyptians dealt evilly with us and our fathers.

16 But when we cried to the Lord, He heard us and sent an angel and brought us forth out of Egypt. Now behold, we are in Kadesh, a city on your country's edge.

17 Let us pass, I pray you, through your country. We will not pass through field or vineyard, or drink of the water of the wells. We will go along the king's highway; we will not turn aside to the right hand or to the left until we have passed your borders.

18 But Edom said to him, You shall not go through, lest I come out against you with the sword.

19 And the Israelites said to him, We will go by the highway, and if I and my livestock drink of your water, I will pay for it. Only let me pass through on foot, nothing else.

20 But Edom said, You shall not go through. And Edom came out against Israel with many people and a strong hand.

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

22 They journeyed from Kadesh, and the Israelites, even the whole congregation, came to Mount Hor.

23 And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron at Mount Hor, on the border of the land of Edom,

24 Aaron shall be gathered to his people. For he shall not enter the land which I have given to the Israelites, because you both rebelled against My instructions at the waters of Meribah.

25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son and bring them up to Mount Hor.

26 Strip Aaron of his vestments 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 Mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.

28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his [priestly] garments and put them on Eleazar his son. And Aaron died there on the mountain top; and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain.

29 When all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they wept {and} mourned for him thirty days, all the house of Israel.

Numbers 21

1 WHEN THE Canaanite king of Arad, who dwelt in the South (the Negeb), heard that Israel was coming by the way of Atharim [the route traveled by the spies sent out by Moses], he fought against Israel and took some of them captive.

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 hearkened to Israel and gave over the Canaanites. And they utterly destroyed them and their cities; and the name of the place was called Hormah [a banned or devoted thing].

4 And they journeyed from Mount Hor by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom, and the people became impatient (depressed, much discouraged), because [of the trials] of the way.

5 And the people spoke against God and against Moses, Why have you brought us out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no bread, neither is there any water, and we loathe this light (contemptible, unsubstantial) manna.

6 Then the Lord sent fiery (burning) serpents among the people; and they bit the people, and many Israelites died.

7 And 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 may take away the serpents from us. So Moses prayed for the people.

8 And the Lord said to Moses, Make a fiery serpent [of bronze] and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall live.

9 And Moses made a serpent of bronze and put it on a pole, and if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked to the serpent of bronze [attentively, expectantly, with a steady and absorbing gaze], he lived.

10 And the Israelites journeyed on and encamped at Oboth.

11 They journeyed from Oboth and encamped at Iye-abarim, in the wilderness opposite Moab, toward the sunrise.

12 From there they journeyed and encamped in the Valley of Zared.

13 From there they journeyed and encamped on the other side of [the river] Arnon, which is in the desert {or} wilderness that extends from the frontier of the Amorites; for [the river] Arnon is the boundary of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.

14 That is why it is said in the Book of the Wars of the Lord: Waheb in Suphah, and the valleys of [the branches of] the Arnon [River],

15 And the slope of the valleys that stretch toward the site of Ar and find support on the border of Moab.

16 From there the Israelites went on to Beer [a well], the well of which the Lord had said to Moses, Assemble the people together and I will give them water.

17 Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well! Let all sing to it,

18 The fountain that the princes opened, that the nobles of the people hollowed out from their staves. And from the wilderness {or} desert [Israel journeyed] to Mattanah,

19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel, and from Nahaliel to Bamoth,

20 And from Bamoth to the valley that is in the field of Moab, to the top of Pisgah which looks down upon Jeshimon {and} the desert.

21 And Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, saying,

22 Let me pass through your land. We will not turn aside into field or vineyard; we will not drink the water of the wells. We will go by the king's highway until we have passed your border.

23 But Sihon would not allow Israel to pass through his border. Instead Sihon gathered all his people together and went out against Israel into the wilderness, and came to Jahaz, and he fought against Israel.

24 And Israel smote the king of the Amorites with the edge of the sword and possessed his land from the river Arnon to the river Jabbok, as far as the Ammonites, for the boundary of the Ammonites was strong.

25 And Israel took all these cities and dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon and in all its towns.

26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab and taken all his land out of his hand, as far as [the river] Arnon.

27 That is why those who sing ballads say, Come to Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and established.

28 For fire has gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon; it has devoured Ar of Moab and the lords of the heights of the Arnon.

29 Woe to you, Moab! You are undone, O people of [the god] Chemosh! Moab has given his sons as fugitives and his daughters into captivity to Sihon king of the Amorites.

30 We have shot them down; Heshbon has perished as far as Dibon, and we have laid them waste as far as Nophah, which reaches to Medeba.

31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites.

32 And Moses sent to spy out Jazer, and they took its villages and dispossessed the Amorites who were there.

33 Then 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 battle at Edrei.

34 But the Lord said to Moses, Do not fear him, for I have delivered him and all his people and his land into your hand; and you shall do to him as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon.

35 So the Israelites slew Og and his sons and all his people until there was not one left alive, And they possessed his land.

Basic Bible

Numbers 20

1 In the first month all the children of Israel came into the waste land of Zin, and put up their tents in Kadesh; there death came to Miriam, and they put her body to rest in the earth.

2 And there was no water for the people: and they came together against Moses and against Aaron.

3 And the people were angry with Moses and said, If only death had overtaken us when our brothers came to their death before the Lord!

4 Why have you taken the Lord's people into this waste, for death to come to us and to our cattle there?

5 Why have you made us come out of Egypt into this evil place? This is no place of seed or figs or vines or other fruits, and there is no water for drinking.

6 Then Moses and Aaron went away from the people to the door of the Tent of meeting; and, falling on their faces there, they saw the glory of the Lord.

7 And the Lord said to Moses,

8 Take the rod, you and Aaron, your brother, and make all the people come together, and before their eyes give orders to the rock to give out its water; and so make water come out of the rock for them, and give the people and their cattle drink.

9 And Moses took the rod from before the Lord as he gave him orders.

10 Then Moses and Aaron made the people come together in front of the rock, and he said to them, Give ear now, you people whose hearts are turned from the Lord; are we to get water for you out of the rock?

11 And lifting up his hand, Moses gave the rock two blows with his rod: and water came streaming out, and the people and their cattle had drink enough.

12 Then the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, Because you had not enough faith in me to keep my name holy before the children of Israel, you will not take this people into the land which I have given them.

13 These are the waters of Meribah; because the children of Israel went against the Lord, and they saw that he was holy among them.

14 Then Moses sent men from Kadesh to the king of Edom to say to him, Your brother Israel says, You have knowledge of all the things we have been through;

15 How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we were living in Egypt for a long time; and the Egyptians were cruel to us and to our fathers:

16 And the Lord gave ear to the voice of our cry, and sent an angel and took us out of Egypt: and now we are in Kadesh, a town on the edge of your land;

17 Let us now go through your land: we will not go into field or vine-garden, or take the water of the springs; we will go by the highway, not turning to the right or to the left, till we have gone past the limits of your land.

18 And Edom said, You are not to go through my land, for if you do I will come out against you with the sword.

19 And the children of Israel said to him, We will go up by the highway: and if we or our cattle take of your water, we will give you a price for it: only let us go through on our feet, nothing more.

20 But he said, You are not to go through. And Edom came out against them in his strength, with a great army.

21 So Edom would not let Israel go through his land; and Israel went in another direction.

22 And they went on from Kadesh, and came, with all their people, to Mount Hor.

23 And at Mount Hor, at the edge of the land of Edom, the Lord said to Moses and Aaron,

24 Aaron will be put to rest with his people; he will not go into the land which I have given to the children of Israel, because you went against my word at the waters of Meribah.

25 So take Aaron and Eleazar, his son, up into Mount Hor;

26 And take Aaron's robes off him and put them on Eleazar, his son: and death will come to Aaron there, and he will be put to rest with his people.

27 So Moses did as the Lord had said, and before the eyes of all the people they went up Mount Hor.

28 And Moses took off Aaron's robes, and put them on Eleazar, his son; and there on the top of the mountain death came to Aaron: then Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain.

29 And when the people saw that Aaron was dead, all the children of Israel gave themselves up to weeping for him for thirty days.

Numbers 21

1 And it came to the ears of the Canaanite, the king of Arad, living in the South, that Israel was coming by the way of Atharim, and he came out against them and took some of them prisoners.

2 Then Israel made an oath to the Lord, and said, If you will give up this people into my hands, then I will send complete destruction on all their towns.

3 And the Lord, in answer to the voice of Israel, gave the Canaanites up to them; and they put them and their towns completely to destruction: and that place was named Hormah.

4 Then they went on from Mount Hor by the way to the Red Sea, going round the land of Edom: and the spirit of the people was overcome with weariness on the way.

5 And crying out against God and against Moses, they said, Why have you taken us out of Egypt to come to our death in the waste land? For there is no bread and no water, and this poor bread is disgusting to us.

6 Then the Lord sent poison-snakes among the people; and their bites were a cause of death to numbers of the people of Israel.

7 Then the people came to Moses and said, We have done wrong in crying out against the Lord and against you: make prayer to the Lord to take away the snakes from us. So Moses made prayer for the people.

8 And the Lord said to Moses, Make an image of a snake and put it on a rod, and anyone who has been wounded by the snakes, looking on it will be made well.

9 So Moses made a snake of brass and put it on a rod; and anyone who had a snakebite, after looking on the snake of brass, was made well.

10 Then the children of Israel went on and put up their tents in Oboth.

11 And journeying on again from Oboth, they put up their tents in Iye-abarim, in the waste land before Moab looking east.

12 And moving on from there, they put up their tents in the valley of Zered.

13 From there they went on and put up their tents on the other side of the Arnon, which is on the waste land at the edge of the land of the Amorites; for the Arnon is the line of division between Moab and the Amorites:

14 As it says in the book of the Wars of the Lord, Vaheb in Suphah, and the valley of the Amon;

15 The slope of the valleys going down to the tents of Ar and touching the edge of Moab.

16 From there they went on to Beer, the water-spring of which the Lord said to Moses, Make the people come together and I will give them water.

17 Then Israel gave voice to this song: Come up, O water-spring, let us make a song to it:

18 The fountain made by the chiefs, made deep by the great ones of the people, with the law-givers' rod, and with their sticks. Then from the waste land they went on to Mattanah:

19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel: and from Nahaliel to Bamoth:

20 And from Bamoth to the valley in the open country of Moab, and to the top of Pisgah looking over Jeshimon.

21 And Israel sent men to Sihon, king of the Amorites, saying,

22 Let me go through your land: we will not go into field or vine-garden, or take the water of the springs; we will go by the highway till we have gone past the limits of your land.

23 And Sihon would not let Israel go through his land; but got all his people together and went out against Israel into the waste land, as far as Jahaz, to make war on Israel.

24 But Israel overcame him, and took all his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, as far as the country of the children of Ammon, for the country of the children of Ammon was strongly armed.

25 And Israel took all their towns, living in Heshbon and all the towns and small places of the Amorites.

26 For Heshbon was the town of Sihon, king of the Amorites, who had made war against an earlier king of Moab and taken from him all his land as far as the Arnon.

27 So the makers of wise sayings say, Come to Heshbon, building up the town of Sihon and making it strong:

28 For a fire has gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the town of Sihon: for the destruction of Ar in Moab, and the lords of the high places of the Arnon.

29 Sorrow is yours, O Moab! Destruction is your fate, O people of Chemosh: his sons have gone in flight, and his daughters are prisoners, in the hands of Sihon, king of the Amorites.

30 They are wounded with our arrows; destruction has come on Heshbon, even to Dibon; and we have made the land waste as far as Nophah, stretching out to Medeba.

31 So Israel put up their tents in the land of the Amorites.

32 And Moses sent men secretly to Jazer, and they took its towns, driving out the Amorites who were living there.

33 Then turning they went up by the way of Bashan; and Og, king of Bashan, went out against them with all his people, to the fight at Edrei.

34 And the Lord said to Moses, Have no fear of him: for I have given him up into your hands, with all his people and his land; do to him as you did to Sihon, king of the Amorites, at Heshbon.

35 So they overcame him and his sons and his people, driving them all out: and they took his land for their heritage.

Darby

Numbers 20

1 And the children of Israel, the whole assembly, came into the wilderness of Zin, in the first month; and the people abode at Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there.

2 And there was no water for the assembly, and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

3 And the people contended with Moses, and spoke, saying, Would that we had died when our brethren died before Jehovah!

4 And why have ye brought the congregation of Jehovah into this wilderness, that we should die there, we and our beasts?

5 And why have ye made us to go 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, neither is there any water to drink.

6 And Moses and Aaron went from before the congregation to the entrance of the tent of meeting, and fell upon their faces; and the glory of Jehovah appeared to them.

7 And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

8 Take the staff, and gather the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes, and it shall give its water; and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock, and shalt give the assembly and their beasts drink.

9 And Moses took the staff from before Jehovah, as he had commanded him.

10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said to them, Hear now, ye rebels: shall we bring forth to you water out of this rock?

11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his staff smote the rock twice, and much water came out, and the assembly drank, and their beasts.

12 And Jehovah said to Moses and to Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to hallow me before the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land that I have given them.

13 These are the waters of Meribah, where the children of Israel contended with Jehovah, and he hallowed himself in them.

14 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom, Thus says thy brother Israel: Thou knowest all the trouble that hath befallen us,

15 how our fathers went down to Egypt, and we dwelt in Egypt a long time, and the Egyptians evil entreated us and our fathers;

16 and when we cried to Jehovah, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and brought us forth out of Egypt; and behold, we are at Kadesh, a city at the extremity of thy border.

17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy country; we will not pass through fields, or through vineyards, neither will we drink water out of the wells: we will go by the king's road; we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy border.

18 But Edom said to him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword.

19 And the children of Israel said to him, We will go by the high way; and if we drink of thy water, I and my cattle, then I will pay for it: I will only, without anything else, go through on my feet.

20 And he said, Thou shalt not go through. And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a strong hand.

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

22 And they removed from Kadesh; and the children of Israel, the whole assembly, came to mount Hor.

23 And Jehovah spoke to Moses and to Aaron in mount Hor, on the border of the land of Edom, saying,

24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his peoples; for he shall not enter into the land that I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my commandment at the waters of Meribah.

25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor,

26 and strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron shall be gathered [to his peoples], and shall die there.

27 And Moses did as Jehovah had commanded, and they went up mount Hor before the eyes of the whole assembly.

28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there upon the top of the mountain; and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain.

29 And the whole assembly saw that Aaron was dead, and they mourned for Aaron thirty days, [even] the whole house of Israel.

Numbers 21

1 And the Canaanite king of Arad, who dwelt in the south, heard that Israel came by the way of Atharim, and he fought against Israel, and took some of them prisoners.

2 Then Israel vowed a vow to Jehovah, and said, If thou give this people wholly into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.

3 And Jehovah listened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them, and their cities. And they called the name of the place Hormah.

4 And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to go round the land of Edom; and the soul of the people became impatient on the way;

5 and the people spoke against God, and against Moses, Why have ye brought us up out of Egypt that we should die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, and no water, and our soul loathes this light bread.

6 Then Jehovah sent fiery serpents among the people, which bit the people; and much people of Israel died.

7 And the people came to Moses and said, We have sinned, in that we have spoken against Jehovah, and against thee: pray to Jehovah that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.

8 And Jehovah said to Moses, Make thee a fiery [serpent], and set it upon a pole; and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, and looketh upon it, shall live.

9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole; and it came to pass, if a serpent had bitten any man, and he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.

10 And the children of Israel journeyed, and encamped in Oboth.

11 And they removed from Oboth, and encamped at Ijim-Abarim, in the wilderness that is before Moab, toward the sun-rising.

12 From thence they removed, and encamped at the torrent Zered.

13 From thence they removed, and encamped on the other side of the Arnon, which is in the wilderness that comes out of the border of the Amorites. For the Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.

14 Therefore it is said in the book of the wars of Jehovah, Vaheb in Suphah, and the brooks of Arnon;

15 And the stream of the brooks which turneth to the dwelling of Ar, And inclineth toward the border of Moab.

16 And from thence to Beer: that is the well of which Jehovah spoke to Moses, Assemble the people, and I will give them water.

17 Then Israel sang this song, Rise up, well! sing unto it:

18 Well which princes digged, which the nobles of the people hollowed out at [the word 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 to the valley that is in the fields of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looks over the surface of the waste.

21 And Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, saying,

22 Let us pass through thy land; we will not turn into the fields, or into the vineyards; we will not drink water out of the wells; on the king's road will we go until we have passed thy border.

23 But Sihon would not suffer Israel to go through his border; and Sihon gathered all his people, and went out against Israel into the wilderness, and came to Jahaz, and fought against Israel.

24 And Israel smote him with the edge of the sword, and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, even unto the children of Ammon; for the border of the children of Ammon was strong.

25 And Israel took all these cities, and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, at Heshbon, and in all its dependent villages.

26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites; and he had fought against the former king of Moab, and had taken all his land out of his hand, even unto the Arnon.

27 Therefore the poets say, Come to Heshbon; let the city of Sihon be built and established.

28 For there went forth fire from Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon; It consumed Ar of Moab, the lords of the high places of the Arnon.

29 Woe to thee, Moab! thou art undone, people of Chemosh: He gave his sons that had escaped, and his daughters into captivity to Sihon the king of the Amorites.

30 And we have shot at them; Heshbon is perished even unto Dibon; and we have laid [them] waste even unto Nophah, which reacheth unto Medeba.

31 And Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites.

32 And Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, and they took its dependent villages, and he dispossessed the Amorites that were there.

33 And they turned and went up by the way to Bashan; and Og the king of Bashan went out against them, he and all his people, for battle to Edrei.

34 And Jehovah said to Moses, Fear him not! for into thy hand have I given him, and all his people, and his land; and thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Sihon the king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon.

35 And they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, so that they left him none remaining, and took possession of his land.

King James Version

Numbers 20

1 Then came the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there.

2 And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

3 And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had died when our brethren died before the LORD!

4 And why have ye brought up the congregation of the LORD into this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there?

5 And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink.

6 And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them.

7 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.

9 And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him.

10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?

11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

12 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye 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 unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travail that hath befallen us:

15 How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers:

16 And when we cried unto the LORD, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border:

17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of 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 thy borders.

18 And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword.

19 And the children of Israel said unto him, We will go by the high way: and if I and my cattle drink of thy water, then I will pay for it: I will only, without doing anything else, go through on my feet.

20 And he said, Thou shalt not go through. And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a strong hand.

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

22 And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, journeyed from Kadesh, and came unto mount Hor.

23 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast of the land of Edom, saying,

24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah.

25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor:

26 And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto 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 upon 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.

Numbers 21

1 And when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, heard tell 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 unto the LORD, and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.

3 And the LORD hearkened to 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.

4 And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.

5 And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.

6 And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much 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 thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.

8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.

9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that 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 sunrising.

12 From thence they removed, and pitched in the valley of Zared.

13 From thence they removed, and pitched on the other side of Arnon, which is in the wilderness that cometh out of the coasts of the Amorites: for Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.

14 Wherefore 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 that goeth down to the dwelling of Ar, and lieth upon the border of Moab.

16 And from thence they went to Beer: that is the well whereof the LORD spake unto Moses, Gather the people together, and I will give them water.

17 Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing ye unto it:

18 The princes digged the well, the nobles of the people digged 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 looketh toward Jeshimon.

21 And Israel sent messengers unto Sihon king of the Amorites, saying,

22 Let me pass through thy 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 be past thy 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 smote him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from Arnon unto Jabbok, even unto the children of Ammon: for the border of the children of Ammon was strong.

25 And Israel took all these cities: and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the villages thereof.

26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even unto Arnon.

27 Wherefore they that 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 hath consumed ar of Moab, and the lords of the high places of Arnon.

29 Woe to thee, Moab! thou art undone, O people of Chemosh: he hath given his sons that escaped, and his daughters, into captivity unto Sihon king of the Amorites.

30 We have shot at them; Heshbon is perished even unto Dibon, and we have laid them waste even unto Nophah, which reacheth unto Medeba.

31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites.

32 And Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, and they took the villages thereof, and drove out the Amorites that 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 unto Moses, Fear him not: for I have delivered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land; and thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.

35 So they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, until there was none left him alive: and they possessed his land.

Latin Vulgate

Numbers 20

1 veneruntque filii Israhel et omnis multitudo in desertum Sin mense primo et mansit populus in Cades mortuaque est ibi Maria et sepulta in eodem loco

2 cumque indigeret aqua populus coierunt adversum Mosen et Aaron

3 et versi in seditionem dixerunt utinam perissemus inter fratres nostros coram Domino

4 cur eduxistis ecclesiam Domini in solitudinem ut et nos et nostra iumenta moriantur

5 quare nos fecistis ascendere de Aegypto et adduxistis in locum istum pessimum qui seri non potest qui nec ficum gignit nec vineas nec mala granata insuper et aquam non habet ad bibendum

6 ingressusque Moses et Aaron dimissa multitudine tabernaculum foederis corruerunt proni in terram et apparuit gloria Domini super eos

7 locutusque est Dominus ad Mosen dicens

8 tolle virgam et congrega populum tu et Aaron frater tuus et loquimini ad petram coram eis et illa dabit aquas cumque eduxeris aquam de petra bibet omnis multitudo et iumenta eius

9 tulit igitur Moses virgam quae erat in conspectu Domini sicut praeceperat ei

10 congregata multitudine ante petram dixitque eis audite rebelles et increduli num de petra hac vobis aquam poterimus eicere

11 cumque elevasset Moses manum percutiens virga bis silicem egressae sunt aquae largissimae ita ut et populus biberet et iumenta

12 dixitque Dominus ad Mosen et Aaron quia non credidistis mihi ut sanctificaretis me coram filiis Israhel non introducetis hos populos in terram quam dabo eis

13 haec est aqua Contradictionis ubi iurgati sunt filii Israhel contra Dominum et sanctificatus est in eis

14 misit interea nuntios Moses de Cades ad regem Edom qui dicerent haec mandat frater tuus Israhel nosti omnem laborem qui adprehendit nos

15 quomodo descenderint patres nostri in Aegyptum et habitaverimus ibi multo tempore adflixerintque nos Aegyptii et patres nostros

16 et quomodo clamaverimus ad Dominum et exaudierit nos miseritque angelum qui eduxerit nos de Aegypto ecce in urbe Cades quae est in extremis finibus tuis positi

17 obsecramus ut nobis transire liceat per terram tuam non ibimus per agros nec per vineas non bibemus aquas de puteis tuis sed gradiemur via publica nec ad dextram nec ad sinistram declinantes donec transeamus terminos tuos

18 cui respondit Edom non transibis per me alioquin armatus occurram tibi

19 dixeruntque filii Israhel per tritam gradiemur viam et si biberimus aquas tuas nos et pecora nostra dabimus quod iustum est nulla erit in pretio difficultas tantum velociter transeamus

20 at ille respondit non transibis statimque egressus est obvius cum infinita multitudine et manu forti

21 nec voluit adquiescere deprecanti ut concederet transitum per fines suos quam ob rem devertit ab eo Israhel

22 cumque castra movissent de Cades venerunt in montem Or qui est in finibus terrae Edom

23 ubi locutus est Dominus ad Mosen

24 pergat inquit Aaron ad populos suos non enim intrabit terram quam dedi filiis Israhel eo quod incredulus fuerit ori meo ad aquas Contradictionis

25 tolle Aaron et filium eius cum eo et duces eos in montem Or

26 cumque nudaveris patrem veste sua indues ea Eleazarum filium eius et Aaron colligetur et morietur ibi

27 fecit Moses ut praeceperat Dominus et ascenderunt in montem Or coram omni multitudine

28 cumque Aaron spoliasset vestibus suis induit eis Eleazarum filium eius

29 illo mortuo in montis supercilio descendit cum Eleazaro

30 omnis autem multitudo videns occubuisse Aaron flevit super eo triginta diebus per cunctas familias suas

Numbers 21

1 quod cum audisset Chananeus rex Arad qui habitabat ad meridiem venisse scilicet Israhel per exploratorum viam pugnavit contra illum et victor existens duxit ex eo praedam

2 at Israhel voto se Domino obligans ait si tradideris populum istum in manu mea delebo urbes eius

3 exaudivitque Dominus preces Israhel et tradidit Chananeum quem ille interfecit subversis urbibus eius et vocavit nomen loci illius Horma id est anathema

4 profecti sunt autem et de monte Or per viam quae ducit ad mare Rubrum ut circumirent terram Edom et taedere coepit populum itineris ac laboris

5 locutusque contra Deum et Mosen ait cur eduxisti nos de Aegypto ut moreremur in solitudine deest panis non sunt aquae anima nostra iam nausiat super cibo isto levissimo

6 quam ob rem misit Dominus in populum ignitos serpentes ad quorum plagas et mortes plurimorum

7 venerunt ad Mosen atque dixerunt peccavimus quia locuti sumus contra Dominum et te ora ut tollat a nobis serpentes oravit Moses pro populo

8 et locutus est Dominus ad eum fac serpentem et pone eum pro signo qui percussus aspexerit eum vivet

9 fecit ergo Moses serpentem aeneum et posuit pro signo quem cum percussi aspicerent sanabantur

10 profectique filii Israhel castrametati sunt in Oboth

11 unde egressi fixere tentoria in Hieabarim in solitudine quae respicit Moab contra orientalem plagam

12 et inde moventes venerunt ad torrentem Zared

13 quem relinquentes castrametati sunt contra Arnon quae est in deserto et prominet in finibus Amorrei siquidem Arnon terminus est Moab dividens Moabitas et Amorreos

14 unde dicitur in libro bellorum Domini sicut fecit in mari Rubro sic faciet in torrentibus Arnon

15 scopuli torrentium inclinati sunt ut requiescerent in Ar et recumberent in finibus Moabitarum

16 ex eo loco apparuit puteus super quo locutus est Dominus ad Mosen congrega populum et dabo ei aquam

17 tunc cecinit Israhel carmen istud ascendat puteus concinebant

18 puteus quem foderunt principes et paraverunt duces multitudinis in datore legis et in baculis suis de solitudine Matthana

19 de Matthana Nahalihel de Nahalihel in Bamoth

20 de Bamoth vallis est in regione Moab in vertice Phasga et quod respicit contra desertum

21 misit autem Israhel nuntios ad Seon regem Amorreorum dicens

22 obsecro ut transire mihi liceat per terram tuam non declinabimus in agros et vineas non bibemus aquas ex puteis via regia gradiemur donec transeamus terminos tuos

23 qui concedere noluit ut transiret Israhel per fines suos quin potius exercitu congregato egressus est obviam in desertum et venit in Iasa pugnavitque contra eum

24 a quo percussus est in ore gladii et possessa est terra eius ab Arnon usque Iebboc et filios Ammon quia forti praesidio tenebantur termini Ammanitarum

25 tulit ergo Israhel omnes civitates eius et habitavit in urbibus Amorrei in Esebon scilicet et viculis eius

26 urbs Esebon fuit regis Seon Amorrei qui pugnavit contra regem Moab et tulit omnem terram quae dicionis illius fuerat usque Arnon

27 idcirco dicitur in proverbio venite in Esebon aedificetur et construatur civitas Seon

28 ignis egressus est de Esebon flamma de oppido Seon et devoravit Ar Moabitarum et habitatores excelsorum Arnon

29 vae tibi Moab peristi popule Chamos dedit filios eius in fugam et filias in captivitatem regi Amorreorum Seon

30 iugum ipsorum disperiit ab Esebon usque Dibon lassi pervenerunt in Nophe et usque Medaba

31 habitavit itaque Israhel in terra Amorrei

32 misitque Moses qui explorarent Iazer cuius ceperunt viculos et possederunt habitatores

33 verteruntque se et ascenderunt per viam Basan et occurrit eis Og rex Basan cum omni populo suo pugnaturus in Edrai

34 dixitque Dominus ad Mosen ne timeas eum quia in manu tua tradidi illum et omnem populum ac terram eius faciesque illi sicut fecisti Seon regi Amorreorum habitatori Esebon

35 percusserunt igitur et hunc cum filiis suis universumque populum eius usque ad internicionem et possederunt terram illius

NASB 1977

Numbers 20

1 Then the sons of Israel, the whole congregation, came to the wilderness of Zin in the first month; and the people stayed at Kadesh. Now Miriam died there and was buried there.

2 And there was no water for the congregation; and they assembled themselves against Moses and Aaron.

3 The people thus contended with Moses and spoke, saying, "If only we had perished when our brothers perished before the LORD!

4 "Why then have you brought the LORD'S assembly into this wilderness, for us and our beasts to die here?

5 "And why have you made us come up from Egypt, to bring us in to this wretched place? It is not a place of grain or figs or vines or pomegranates, nor is there water to drink."

6 Then Moses and Aaron came in from the presence of the assembly to the doorway of the tent of meeting, and fell on their faces. Then the glory of the LORD appeared to them;

7 and the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

8 "Take the rod; and you and your brother Aaron assemble the congregation and speak to the rock before their eyes, that it may yield its water. You shall thus bring forth water for them out of the rock and let the congregation and their beasts drink."

9 So Moses took the rod from before the LORD, just as He had commanded him;

10 and Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly before the rock. And he said to them, "Listen now, you rebels; shall we bring forth water for you out of this rock?"

11 Then Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation and their beasts drank.

12 But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "Because you have not believed Me, to treat Me as holy in the sight of the sons of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them."

13 Those {were} the waters of Meribah, because the sons of Israel contended with the LORD, and He proved Himself holy among them.

14 From Kadesh Moses then sent messengers to the king of Edom: "Thus your brother Israel has said, `You know all the hardship that has befallen us;

15 that our fathers went down to Egypt, and we stayed in Egypt a long time, and the Egyptians treated us and our fathers badly.

16 `But when we cried out to the LORD, He heard our voice and sent an angel and brought us out from Egypt; now behold, we are at Kadesh, a town on the edge of your territory.

17 `Please let us pass through your land. We shall not pass through field or through vineyard; we shall not even drink water from a well. We shall go along the king's highway, not turning to the right or left, until we pass through your territory.'"

18 Edom, however, said to him, "You shall not pass through us, lest I come out with the sword against you."

19 Again, the sons of Israel said to him, "We shall go up by the highway, and if I and my livestock do drink any of your water, then I will pay its price. Let me only pass through on my feet, nothing {else.}"

20 But he said, "You shall not pass through." And Edom came out against him with a heavy force, and with a strong hand.

21 Thus Edom refused to allow Israel to pass through his territory; so Israel turned away from him.

22 Now when they set out from Kadesh, the sons of Israel, the whole congregation, came to Mount Hor.

23 Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron at Mount Hor by the border of the land of Edom, saying,

24 "Aaron shall be gathered to his people; for he shall not enter the land which I have given to the sons of Israel, because you rebelled against My command at the waters of Meribah.

25 "Take Aaron and his son Eleazar, and bring them up to Mount Hor;

26 and strip Aaron of his garments and put them on his son Eleazar. So Aaron will be gathered {to his people,} and will die there."

27 So Moses did just as the LORD had commanded, and they went up to Mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.

28 And after Moses had stripped Aaron of his garments and put them on his son Eleazar, Aaron died there on the mountain top. Then Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain.

29 And when all the congregation saw that Aaron had died, all the house of Israel wept for Aaron thirty days.

Numbers 21

1 When the Canaanite, the king of Arad, who lived in the Negev, heard that Israel was coming by the way of Atharim, then he fought against Israel, and took some of them captive.

2 So Israel made a vow to the LORD, and said, "If Thou wilt 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; then they utterly destroyed them and their cities. Thus the name of the place was called Hormah.

4 Then they set out from Mount Hor by the way of the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the people became impatient because of the journey.

5 And the people spoke against God and Moses, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this miserable food."

6 And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died.

7 So the people came to Moses and said, "We have sinned, because we have spoken against the LORD and you; intercede with the LORD, that He may remove the serpents from us." And Moses interceded for the people.

8 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Make a fiery {serpent,} and set it on a standard; and it shall come about, that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, he shall live."

9 And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.

10 Now the sons of Israel moved out and camped in Oboth.

11 And they journeyed from Oboth, and camped at Iyeabarim, in the wilderness which is opposite Moab, to the east.

12 From there they set out and camped in Wadi Zered.

13 From there they journeyed and camped on the other side of the Arnon, which is in the wilderness that comes out of the border of the Amorites, for the 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, "Waheb in Suphah, And the wadis of the Arnon,

15 And the slope of the wadis That extends to the site of Ar, And leans to the border of Moab."

16 And from there {they continued} to Beer, that is the well where the LORD said to Moses, "Assemble the people, that I may give them water."

17 Then Israel sang this song: "Spring up, O well! Sing to it!

18 "The well, which the leaders sank, Which the nobles of the people dug, With the scepter {and} with their staffs." And from the wilderness {they continued} to Mattanah,

19 and from Mattanah to Nahaliel, and from Nahaliel to Bamoth,

20 and from Bamoth to the valley that is in the land of Moab, at the top of Pisgah which overlooks the wasteland.

21 Then Israel sent messengers to Sihon, king of the Amorites, saying,

22 "Let me pass through your land. We will not turn off into field or vineyard; we will not drink water from wells. We will go by the king's highway until we have passed through your border."

23 But Sihon would not permit Israel to pass through his border. So Sihon gathered all his people and went out against Israel in the wilderness, and came to Jahaz and fought against Israel.

24 Then Israel struck him with the edge of the sword, and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, as far as the sons of Ammon; for the border of the sons of Ammon {was} Jazer.

25 And Israel took all these cities and Israel lived in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all her villages.

26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon, king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab and had taken all his land out of his hand, as far as the Arnon.

27 Therefore those who use proverbs say, "Come to Heshbon! Let it be built! So let the city of Sihon be established.

28 "For a fire went forth from Heshbon, A flame from the town of Sihon; It devoured Ar of Moab, The dominant heights of the Arnon.

29 "Woe to you, O Moab! You are ruined, O people of Chemosh! He has given his sons as fugitives, And his daughters into captivity, To an Amorite king, Sihon.

30 "But we have cast them down, Heshbon is ruined as far as Dibon, Then we have laid waste even to Nophah, Which {reaches} to Medeba."

31 Thus Israel lived in the land of the Amorites.

32 And Moses sent to spy out Jazer, and they captured its villages and dispossessed the Amorites who {were} there.

33 Then they turned and went up by the way of Bashan, and Og the king of Bashan went out with all his people, for battle at Edrei.

34 But the LORD said to Moses, "Do not fear him, for I have given 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 lived at Heshbon."

35 So they killed him and his sons and all his people, until there was no remnant left him; and they possessed his land.

NASB 1995

Numbers 20

1 Then the sons of Israel, the whole congregation, came to the wilderness of Zin in the first month; and the people stayed at Kadesh. Now Miriam died there and was buried there.

2 There was no water for the congregation, and they assembled themselves against Moses and Aaron.

3 The people thus contended with Moses and spoke, saying, "If only we had perished when our brothers perished before the LORD!

4 "Why then have you brought the LORD'S assembly into this wilderness, for us and our beasts to die here?

5 "Why have you made us come up from Egypt, to bring us in to this wretched place? It is not a place of grain or figs or vines or pomegranates, nor is there water to drink."

6 Then Moses and Aaron came in from the presence of the assembly to the doorway of the tent of meeting and fell on their faces. Then the glory of the LORD appeared to them;

7 and the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

8 "Take the rod; and you and your brother Aaron assemble the congregation and speak to the rock before their eyes, that it may yield its water. You shall thus bring forth water for them out of the rock and let the congregation and their beasts drink."

9 So Moses took the rod from before the LORD, just as He had commanded him;

10 and Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly before the rock. And he said to them, "Listen now, you rebels; shall we bring forth water for you out of this rock?"

11 Then Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation and their beasts drank.

12 But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "Because you have not believed Me, to treat Me as holy in the sight of the sons of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them."

13 Those {were} the waters of Meribah, because the sons of Israel contended with the LORD, and He proved Himself holy among them.

14 From Kadesh Moses then sent messengers to the king of Edom: "Thus your brother Israel has said, `You know all the hardship that has befallen us;

15 that our fathers went down to Egypt, and we stayed in Egypt a long time, and the Egyptians treated us and our fathers badly.

16 `But when we cried out to the LORD, He heard our voice and sent an angel and brought us out from Egypt; now behold, we are at Kadesh, a town on the edge of your territory.

17 `Please let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or through vineyard; we will not even drink water from a well. We will go along the king's highway, not turning to the right or left, until we pass through your territory.'"

18 Edom, however, said to him, "You shall not pass through us, or I will come out with the sword against you."

19 Again, the sons of Israel said to him, "We will go up by the highway, and if I and my livestock do drink any of your water, then I will pay its price. Let me only pass through on my feet, nothing {else.}"

20 But he said, "You shall not pass through." And Edom came out against him with a heavy force and with a strong hand.

21 Thus Edom refused to allow Israel to pass through his territory; so Israel turned away from him.

22 Now when they set out from Kadesh, the sons of Israel, the whole congregation, came to Mount Hor.

23 Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron at Mount Hor by the border of the land of Edom, saying,

24 "Aaron will be gathered to his people; for he shall not enter the land which I have given to the sons of Israel, because you rebelled against My command at the waters of Meribah.

25 "Take Aaron and his son Eleazar and bring them up to Mount Hor;

26 and strip Aaron of his garments and put them on his son Eleazar. So Aaron will be gathered {to his people,} and will die there."

27 So Moses did just as the LORD had commanded, and they went up to Mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.

28 After Moses had stripped Aaron of his garments and put them on his son Eleazar, Aaron died there on the mountain top. Then Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain.

29 When all the congregation saw that Aaron had died, all the house of Israel wept for Aaron thirty days.

Numbers 21

1 When the Canaanite, the king of Arad, who lived in the Negev, heard that Israel was coming by the way of Atharim, then he fought against Israel and took some of them captive.

2 So Israel made 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 The LORD heard the voice of Israel and delivered up the Canaanites; then they utterly destroyed them and their cities. Thus the name of the place was called Hormah.

4 Then they set out from Mount Hor by the way of the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the people became impatient because of the journey.

5 The people spoke against God and Moses, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and we loathe this miserable food."

6 The LORD sent fiery serpents among the people and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died.

7 So the people came to Moses and said, "We have sinned, because we have spoken against the LORD and you; intercede with the LORD, that He may remove the serpents from us." And Moses interceded for the people.

8 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Make a fiery {serpent,} and set it on a standard; and it shall come about, that everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, he will live."

9 And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the standard; and it came about, that if a serpent bit any man, when he looked to the bronze serpent, he lived.

10 Now the sons of Israel moved out and camped in Oboth.

11 They journeyed from Oboth and camped at Iye-abarim, in the wilderness which is opposite Moab, to the east.

12 From there they set out and camped in Wadi Zered.

13 From there they journeyed and camped on the other side of the Arnon, which is in the wilderness that comes out of the border of the Amorites, for the 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, "Waheb in Suphah, And the wadis of the Arnon,

15 And the slope of the wadis That extends to the site of Ar, And leans to the border of Moab."

16 From there {they continued} to Beer, that is the well where the LORD said to Moses, "Assemble the people, that I may give them water."

17 Then Israel sang this song: "Spring up, O well! Sing to it!

18 "The well, which the leaders sank, Which the nobles of the people dug, With the scepter {and} with their staffs." And from the wilderness {they continued} to Mattanah,

19 and from Mattanah to Nahaliel, and from Nahaliel to Bamoth,

20 and from Bamoth to the valley that is in the land of Moab, at the top of Pisgah which overlooks the wasteland.

21 Then Israel sent messengers to Sihon, king of the Amorites, saying,

22 "Let me pass through your land. We will not turn off into field or vineyard; we will not drink water from wells. We will go by the king's highway until we have passed through your border."

23 But Sihon would not permit Israel to pass through his border. So Sihon gathered all his people and went out against Israel in the wilderness, and came to Jahaz and fought against Israel.

24 Then Israel struck him with the edge of the sword, and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, as far as the sons of Ammon; for the border of the sons of Ammon {was} Jazer.

25 Israel took all these cities and Israel lived in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all her villages.

26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon, king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab and had taken all his land out of his hand, as far as the Arnon.

27 Therefore those who use proverbs say, "Come to Heshbon! Let it be built! So let the city of Sihon be established.

28 "For a fire went forth from Heshbon, A flame from the town of Sihon; It devoured Ar of Moab, The dominant heights of the Arnon.

29 "Woe to you, O Moab! You are ruined, O people of Chemosh! He has given his sons as fugitives, And his daughters into captivity, To an Amorite king, Sihon.

30 "But we have cast them down, Heshbon is ruined as far as Dibon, Then we have laid waste even to Nophah, Which {reaches} to Medeba."

31 Thus Israel lived in the land of the Amorites.

32 Moses sent to spy out Jazer, and they captured its villages and dispossessed the Amorites who {were} there.

33 Then they turned and went up by the way of Bashan, and Og the king of Bashan went out with all his people, for battle at Edrei.

34 But the LORD said to Moses, "Do not fear him, for I have given 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 lived at Heshbon."

35 So they killed him and his sons and all his people, until there was no remnant left him; and they possessed his land.

NET Bible

Numbers 20

1 Then the entire community of Israel entered the wilderness of Zin in the first month, and the people stayed in Kadesh. Miriam died and was buried there.

2 And there was no water for the community, and so they gathered themselves together against Moses and Aaron.

3 The people contended with Moses, saying, “If only we had died when our brothers died before the LORD!

4 Why have you brought up the LORD’s community into this wilderness? So that we and our cattle should die here?

5 Why have you brought us up from Egypt only to bring us to this dreadful place? It is no place for grain, or figs, or vines, or pomegranates; nor is there any water to drink!”

6 So Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the entrance to the tent of meeting. They then threw themselves down with their faces to the ground, and the glory of the LORD appeared to them.

7 Then the LORD spoke to Moses:

8 “Take the staff and assemble the community, you and Aaron your brother, and then speak to the rock before their eyes. It will pour forth its water, and you will bring water out of the rock for them, and so you will give the community and their beasts water to drink.”

9 So Moses took the staff from before the LORD, just as he commanded him.

10 Then Moses and Aaron gathered the community together in front of the rock, and he said to them, “Listen, you rebels, must we bring water out of this rock for you?”

11 Then Moses raised his hand, and struck the rock twice with his staff. And water came out abundantly. So the community drank, and their beasts drank too.

12 Then the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, “Because you did not trust me enough to show me as holy before the Israelites, therefore you will not bring this community into the land I have given them.”

13 These are the waters of Meribah, because the Israelites contended with the LORD, and his holiness was maintained among them.

14 Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom: “Thus says your brother Israel: “You know all the hardships we have experienced,

15 how our ancestors went down into Egypt, and we lived in Egypt a long time, and the Egyptians treated us and our ancestors badly.

16 So when we cried to the LORD, he heard our voice and sent a messenger, and has brought us up out of Egypt. Now we are here in Kadesh, a town on the edge of your country.

17 Please let us pass through your country. We will not pass through the fields or through the vineyards, nor will we drink water from any well. We will go by the King’s Highway; we will not turn to the right or the left until we have passed through your region.”?

18 But Edom said to him, “You will not pass through me, or I will come out against you with the sword.”

19 Then the Israelites said to him, “We will go along the highway, and if we or our cattle drink any of your water, we will pay for it. We will only pass through on our feet, without doing anything else.”

20 But he said, “You may not pass through.” Then Edom came out against them with a large and powerful force.

21 So Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border; therefore Israel turned away from him.

22 So the entire company of Israelites traveled from Kadesh and came to Mount Hor.

23 And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in Mount Hor, by the border of the land of Edom. He said:

24 “Aaron will be gathered to his ancestors, for he will not enter into the land I have given to the Israelites because both of you rebelled against my word at the waters of Meribah.

25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up on Mount Hor.

26 Remove Aaron’s priestly garments and put them on Eleazar his son, and Aaron will be gathered to his ancestors and will die there.”

27 So Moses did as the LORD commanded; and they went up Mount Hor in the sight of the whole community.

28 And Moses removed Aaron’s garments and put them on his son Eleazar. So Aaron died there on the top of the mountain. And Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain.

29 When all the community saw that Aaron was dead, the whole house of Israel mourned for Aaron thirty days.

Numbers 21

1 When the Canaanite king of Arad who lived in the Negev heard that Israel was approaching along the road to Atharim, he fought against Israel and took some of them prisoner.

2 So Israel made a vow to the LORD and said, “If you will indeed deliver this people into our hand, then we will utterly destroy their cities.”

3 The LORD listened to the voice of Israel and delivered up the Canaanites, and they utterly destroyed them and their cities. So the name of the place was called Hormah.

4 Then they traveled from Mount Hor by the road to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom, but the people became impatient along 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 or water, and we detest this worthless food.”

6 So the LORD sent poisonous snakes among the people, and they bit the people; many people of Israel died.

7 Then 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 would take away the snakes from us.” So Moses prayed for the people.

8 The LORD said to Moses, “Make a poisonous snake and set it on a pole. When anyone who is bitten looks at it, he will live.”

9 So Moses made a bronze snake and put it on a pole, so that if a snake had bitten someone, when he looked at the bronze snake he lived.

10 The Israelites traveled on and camped in Oboth.

11 Then they traveled on from Oboth and camped at Iye Abarim, in the wilderness that is before Moab, on the eastern side.

12 From there they moved on and camped in the valley of Zered.

13 From there they moved on and camped on the other side of the Arnon, in the wilderness that extends from the regions of the Amorites, for Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.

14 This is why it is said in the Book of the Wars of the LORD, “Waheb in Suphah and the wadis, the Arnon

15 and the slope of the valleys that extends to the dwelling of Ar, and falls off at the border of Moab.”

16 And from there they traveled to Beer; that is the well where the LORD spoke to Moses, “Gather the people and I will give them water.”

17 Then Israel sang this song: “Spring up, O well, sing to it!

18 The well which the princes dug, which the leaders of the people opened with their scepters and their staffs.” And from the wilderness they traveled to Mattanah;

19 and from Mattanah to Nahaliel; and from Nahaliel to Bamoth;

20 and from Bamoth to the valley that is in the country of Moab, near the top of Pisgah, which overlooks the wilderness.

21 Then Israel sent messengers to King Sihon of the Amorites, saying,

22 “Let us pass through your land; we will not turn aside into the fields or into the vineyards, nor will we drink water from any well, but we will go along the King’s Highway until we pass your borders.”

23 But Sihon did not permit Israel to pass through his border; he gathered all his forces together and went out against Israel into the wilderness. When he came to Jahaz, he fought against Israel.

24 But the Israelites defeated him in battle and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, as far as the Ammonites, for the border of the Ammonites was strongly defended.

25 So Israel took all these cities; and Israel settled in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all its villages.

26 For Heshbon was the city of King Sihon of the Amorites. Now he had fought against the former king of Moab and had taken all of his land from his control, as far as the Arnon.

27 That is why those who speak in proverbs say, “Come to Heshbon, let it be built. Let the city of Sihon be established!

28 For fire went out from Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon. It has consumed Ar of Moab and the lords of the high places of Arnon.

29 Woe to you, Moab. You are ruined, O people of Chemosh! He has made his sons fugitives, and his daughters the prisoners of King Sihon of the Amorites.

30 We have overpowered them; Heshbon has perished as far as Dibon. We have shattered them as far as Nophah, which reaches to Medeba.”

31 So the Israelites lived in the land of the Amorites.

32 Moses sent spies to reconnoiter Jaazer, and they captured its villages and dispossessed the Amorites who were there.

33 Then they turned and went up by the road to Bashan. And King Og of Bashan and all his forces marched out against them to do battle at Edrei.

34 And the LORD said to Moses, “Do not fear him, for I have delivered him and all his people and his land into your hand. You will do to him what you did to King Sihon of the Amorites, who lived in Heshbon.

35 So they defeated Og, his sons, and all his people, until there were no survivors, and they possessed his land.

New International Version

Numbers 20

1 In the first month the whole Israelite community arrived at the Desert of Zin, and they stayed at Kadesh. There Miriam died and was buried.

2 Now there was no water for the community, and the people gathered in opposition to Moses and Aaron.

3 They quarreled with Moses and said, "If only we had died when our brothers fell dead before the LORD!

4 Why did you bring the LORD's community into this desert, that we and our livestock should die here?

5 Why did you bring us up out of Egypt to this terrible place? It has no grain or figs, grapevines or pomegranates. And there is no water to drink!"

6 Moses and Aaron went from the assembly to the entrance to the Tent of Meeting and fell facedown, and the glory of the LORD appeared to them.

7 The LORD said to Moses,

8 "Take the staff, and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly together. Speak to that rock before their eyes and it will pour out its water. You will bring water out of the rock for the community so they and their livestock can drink."

9 So Moses took the staff from the LORD's presence, just as he commanded him.

10 He and Aaron gathered the assembly together in front of the rock and Moses said to them, "Listen, you rebels, must we bring you water out of this rock?"

11 Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank.

12 But the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "Because you did not trust in me enough to honor me as holy in the sight of the Israelites, you will not bring this community into the land I give them."

13 These were the waters of Meribah, where the Israelites quarreled with the LORD and where he showed himself holy among them.

14 Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom, saying: "This is what your brother Israel says: You know about all the hardships that have come upon us.

15 Our forefathers went down into Egypt, and we lived there many years. The Egyptians mistreated us and our fathers,

16 but when we cried out to the LORD, he heard our cry and sent an angel and brought us out of Egypt. "Now we are here at Kadesh, a town on the edge of your territory.

17 Please let us pass through your country. We will not go through any field or vineyard, or drink water from any well. We will travel along the king's highway and not turn to the right or to the left until we have passed through your territory."

18 But Edom answered: "You may not pass through here; if you try, we will march out and attack you with the sword."

19 The Israelites replied: "We will go along the main road, and if we or our livestock drink any of your water, we will pay for it. We only want to pass through on foot--nothing else."

20 Again they answered: "You may not pass through." Then Edom came out against them with a large and powerful army.

21 Since Edom refused to let them go through their territory, Israel turned away from them.

22 The whole Israelite community set out from Kadesh and came to Mount Hor.

23 At Mount Hor, near the border of Edom, the LORD said to Moses and Aaron,

24 "Aaron will be gathered to his people. He will not enter the land I give the Israelites, because both of you rebelled against my command at the waters of Meribah.

25 Get Aaron and his son Eleazar and take them up Mount Hor.

26 Remove Aaron's garments and put them on his son Eleazar, for Aaron will be gathered to his people; he will die there."

27 Moses did as the LORD commanded: They went up Mount Hor in the sight of the whole community.

28 Moses removed Aaron's garments and put them on his son Eleazar. And Aaron died there on top of the mountain. Then Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain,

29 and when the whole community learned that Aaron had died, the entire house of Israel mourned for him thirty days.

Numbers 21

1 When the Canaanite king of Arad, who lived in the Negev, heard that Israel was coming along the road to Atharim, he attacked the Israelites and captured some of them.

2 Then Israel made this vow to the LORD: "If you will deliver these people into our hands, we will totally destroy their cities."

3 The LORD listened to Israel's plea and gave the Canaanites over to them. They completely destroyed them and their towns; so the place was named Hormah.

4 They traveled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea, to go around Edom. But the people grew impatient on the way;

5 they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the desert? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!"

6 Then the LORD sent venomous snakes among them; they bit the people and many Israelites died.

7 The people came to Moses and said, "We sinned when we spoke against the LORD and against you. Pray that the LORD will take the snakes away from us." So Moses prayed for the people.

8 The LORD said to Moses, "Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live."

9 So Moses made a bronze snake and put it up on a pole. Then when anyone was bitten by a snake and looked at the bronze snake, he lived.

10 The Israelites moved on and camped at Oboth.

11 Then they set out from Oboth and camped in Iye Abarim, in the desert that faces Moab toward the sunrise.

12 From there they moved on and camped in the Zered Valley.

13 They set out from there and camped alongside the Arnon, which is in the desert extending into Amorite territory. The Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.

14 That is why the Book of the Wars of the LORD says: "... Waheb in Suphah and the ravines, the Arnon

15 and the slopes of the ravines that lead to the site of Ar and lie along the border of Moab."

16 From there they continued on to Beer, the well where the LORD said to Moses, "Gather the people together and I will give them water."

17 Then Israel sang this song: "Spring up, O well! Sing about it,

18 about the well that the princes dug, that the nobles of the people sank-- the nobles with scepters and staffs." Then they went from the desert to Mattanah,

19 from Mattanah to Nahaliel, from Nahaliel to Bamoth,

20 and from Bamoth to the valley in Moab where the top of Pisgah overlooks the wasteland.

21 Israel sent messengers to say to Sihon king of the Amorites:

22 "Let us pass through your country. We will not turn aside into any field or vineyard, or drink water from any well. We will travel along the king's highway until we have passed through your territory."

23 But Sihon would not let Israel pass through his territory. He mustered his entire army and marched out into the desert against Israel. When he reached Jahaz, he fought with Israel.

24 Israel, however, put him to the sword and took over his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, but only as far as the Ammonites, because their border was fortified.

25 Israel captured all the cities of the Amorites and occupied them, including Heshbon and all its surrounding settlements.

26 Heshbon was the city of Sihon king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab and had taken from him all his land as far as the Arnon.

27 That is why the poets say: "Come to Heshbon and let it be rebuilt; let Sihon's city be restored.

28 "Fire went out from Heshbon, a blaze from the city of Sihon. It consumed Ar of Moab, the citizens of Arnon's heights.

29 Woe to you, O Moab! You are destroyed, O people of Chemosh! He has given up his sons as fugitives and his daughters as captives to Sihon king of the Amorites.

30 "But we have overthrown them; Heshbon is destroyed all the way to Dibon. We have demolished them as far as Nophah, which extends to Medeba."

31 So Israel settled in the land of the Amorites.

32 After Moses had sent spies to Jazer, the Israelites captured its surrounding settlements and drove out the Amorites who were there.

33 Then they turned and went up along the road toward Bashan, and Og king of Bashan and his whole army marched out to meet them in battle at Edrei.

34 The LORD said to Moses, "Do not be afraid of him, for I have handed him over to you, with his whole army and his land. Do to him what you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon."

35 So they struck him down, together with his sons and his whole army, leaving them no survivors. And they took possession of his land.

Revised Standard Version

Numbers 20

1 And the people of Israel, the whole congregation, came into the wilderness of Zin in the first month, and the people stayed in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there.

2 Now there was no water for the congregation; and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

3 And the people contended with Moses, and said, "Would that we had died when our brethren died before the LORD!

4 Why have you brought the assembly of the LORD into this wilderness, that we should die here, both we and our cattle?

5 And why have you made us come up out of Egypt, to bring us to this evil place? It is no place for grain, or figs, or vines, or pomegranates; and there is no water to drink."

6 Then Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the door of the tent of meeting, and fell on their faces. And the glory of the LORD appeared to them,

7 and the LORD said to Moses,

8 Take the rod, and assemble the congregation, you and Aaron your brother, and tell the rock before their eyes to yield its water; so you shall bring water out of the rock for them; so you shall give drink to the congregation and their cattle.

9 And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him.

10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said to them, "Hear now, you rebels; shall we bring forth water for you out of this rock?"

11 And Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock with his rod twice; and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their cattle.

12 And the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, "Because you did not believe in me, to sanctify me in the eyes of the people of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them."

13 These are the waters of Meribah, where the people of Israel contended with the LORD, and he showed himself holy among them.

14 Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom, "Thus says your brother Israel: You know all the adversity that has befallen us:

15 how our fathers went down to Egypt, and we dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians dealt harshly with us and our fathers;

16 and when we cried to the LORD, he heard our voice, and sent an angel and brought us forth out of Egypt; and here we are in Kadesh, a city on the edge of your territory.

17 Now let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or vineyard, neither will we drink water from a well; we will go along the King's Highway, we will not turn aside to the right hand or to the left, until we have passed through your territory."

18 But Edom said to him, "You shall not pass through, lest I come out with the sword against you."

19 And the people of Israel said to him, "We will go up by the highway; and if we drink of your water, I and my cattle, then I will pay for it; let me only pass through on foot, nothing more."

20 But he said, "You shall not pass through." And Edom came out against them with many men, and with a strong force.

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

22 And they journeyed from Kadesh, and the people of Israel, the whole congregation, came to Mount Hor.

23 And the LORD said to Moses and Aaron at Mount Hor, on the border of the land of Edom,

24 Aaron shall be gathered to his people; for he shall not enter the land which I have given to the people of Israel, because you rebelled against my command at the waters 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 upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron shall be gathered to his people, and shall die there."

27 Moses did as the LORD commanded; and they went up Mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.

28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there on the top of the mountain. Then Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain.

29 And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, all the house of Israel wept for Aaron thirty days.

Numbers 21

1 When the Canaanite, the king of Arad, who dwelt in the Negeb, heard that Israel was coming by the way of Atharim, he fought against Israel, and took some of them captive.

2 And Israel vowed a vow to the LORD, and said, "If thou wilt indeed give this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities."

3 And the LORD hearkened to the voice of Israel, and gave over the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities; so the name of the place was called Hormah.

4 From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the people became impatient on 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 food and no water, and we loathe this worthless food."

6 Then the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died.

7 And 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 take away the serpents from us." So 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, when he sees it, shall live."

9 So Moses made a bronze serpent, and set it on a pole; and if a serpent bit any man, he would look at the bronze serpent and live.

10 And the people of Israel set out, and encamped in Oboth.

11 And they set out from Oboth, and encamped at Iye-abarim, in the wilderness which is opposite Moab, toward the sunrise.

12 From there they set out, and encamped in the Valley of Zered.

13 From there they set out, and encamped on the other side of the Arnon, which is in the wilderness, that extends from the boundary of the Amorites; for the Arnon is the boundary of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.

14 Wherefore it is said in the Book of the Wars of the LORD, "Waheb in Suphah, and the valleys of the Arnon,

15 and the slope of the valleys that extends to the seat of Ar, and leans to the border of Moab."

16 And from there they continued to Beer; that is the well of which the LORD said 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 well which the princes dug, which the nobles of the people delved with the scepter and with their staves." And from the wilderness they went on to Mattanah,

19 and from Mattanah to Nahaliel, and from Nahaliel to Bamoth,

20 and from Bamoth to the valley lying in the region of Moab by the top of Pisgah which looks down upon the desert.

21 Then Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, saying,

22 Let me pass through your land; we will not turn aside into field or vineyard; we will not drink the water of a well; we will go by the King's Highway, until we have passed through your territory.

23 But Sihon would not allow Israel to pass through his territory. He gathered all his men together, and went out against Israel to the wilderness, and came to Jahaz, and fought against Israel.

24 And Israel slew him with the edge of the sword, and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, as far as to the Ammonites; for Jazer was the boundary of the Ammonites.

25 And Israel took all these cities, and Israel settled 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 taken all his land out of his hand, as far as the Arnon.

27 Therefore the ballad singers say, "Come to Heshbon, let it be built, let the city of Sihon be established.

28 For fire went forth from Heshbon, flame from the city of Sihon. It devoured Ar of Moab, the lords of the heights of the Arnon.

29 Woe to you, O Moab! You are undone, O people of Chemosh! He has made his sons fugitives, and his daughters captives, to an Amorite king, Sihon.

30 So their posterity perished from Heshbon, as far as Dibon, and we laid waste until fire spread to Medeba."

31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites.

32 And Moses sent to spy out Jazer; and they took its villages, and dispossessed the Amorites that were there.

33 Then they turned and went up by the way to Bashan; and Og the king of Bashan came out against them, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei.

34 But the LORD said to Moses, "Do not fear him; for I have given 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 dwelt at Heshbon."

35 So they slew him, and his sons, and all his people, until there was not one survivor left to him; and they possessed his land.

Spanish LBLA

Numbers 20

1 Los hijos de Israel, toda la congregación, llegaron al desierto de Zin en el mes primero; y el pueblo se quedó en Cades. Allí murió Miriam y allí la sepultaron.

2 Y no había agua para la congregación; y se juntaron contra Moisés y Aarón.

3 El pueblo contendió con Moisés y {le} habló, diciendo: ¡Ojalá hubiéramos perecido cuando nuestros hermanos murieron delante del SEÑOR!

4 ¿Por qué, pues, has traído al pueblo del SEÑOR a este desierto, para que nosotros y nuestros animales muramos aquí?

5 ¿Y por qué nos hiciste subir de Egipto, para traernos a este miserable lugar? No es lugar de sementeras, ni de higueras, ni de viñas, ni de granados, ni {aun} hay agua para beber.

6 Entonces Moisés y Aarón fueron de delante de la asamblea a la puerta de la tienda de reunión, y se postraron sobre sus rostros; y se les apareció la gloria del SEÑOR.

7 Y habló el SEÑOR a Moisés, diciendo:

8 Toma la vara y reúne a la congregación, tú y tu hermano Aarón, y hablad a la peña a la vista de ellos, para que {la peña} dé su agua. Así sacarás para ellos agua de la peña, y beban la congregación y sus animales.

9 Tomó Moisés la vara de la presencia del SEÑOR, tal como El se lo había ordenado;

10 y Moisés y Aarón reunieron al pueblo ante la peña. Y él les dijo: Oíd, ahora, rebeldes. ¿Sacaremos agua de esta peña para vosotros?

11 Entonces Moisés levantó su mano y golpeó la peña dos veces con su vara, y brotó agua en abundancia, y bebió el pueblo y sus animales.

12 Y el SEÑOR dijo a Moisés y a Aarón: Porque vosotros no me creísteis a fin de tratarme como santo ante los ojos de los hijos de Israel, por tanto no conduciréis a este pueblo a la tierra que les he dado.

13 Aquellas {fueron} las aguas de Meriba [I.e., contienda] porque los hijos de Israel contendieron con el SEÑOR, y El manifestó {su} santidad entre ellos.

14 Moisés envió mensajeros desde Cades al rey de Edom, {diciendo:} Así ha dicho tu hermano Israel: "Tú sabes todas las dificultades que nos han sobrevenido;

15 que nuestros padres descendieron a Egipto, y estuvimos por largo tiempo en Egipto, y los egipcios nos maltrataron a nosotros y a nuestros padres.

16 "Pero cuando clamamos al SEÑOR, El oyó nuestra voz y envió un ángel y nos sacó de Egipto. Ahora, mira, estamos en Cades, un pueblo de la frontera de tu territorio.

17 "Permítenos, por favor, pasar por tu tierra. No pasaremos por campo {labrado} ni por viñedo; ni siquiera beberemos agua de pozo. Iremos por el camino real, sin volver a la derecha ni a la izquierda hasta que crucemos tu territorio."

18 Pero, Edom le respondió: Tú no pasarás por mi {tierra;} para que no salga yo con espada a tu encuentro.

19 Entonces los hijos de Israel le contestaron: Iremos por el camino {principal,} y si yo y mi ganado bebemos de tu agua, entonces {te} pagaré su precio. Solamente déjame pasar a pie, nada {más}.

20 Pero él dijo: Tú no pasarás. Y Edom salió a su encuentro con mucha gente y con mano fuerte.

21 Rehusó, pues, Edom dejar pasar a Israel por su territorio, así que Israel tuvo que desviarse de él.

22 Partiendo de Cades los hijos de Israel, toda la congregación, llegaron al monte Hor.

23 Y habló el SEÑOR a Moisés y a Aarón en el monte Hor, en la frontera de la tierra de Edom, diciendo:

24 Aarón será reunido a su pueblo, pues no entrará a la tierra que yo he dado a los hijos de Israel, porque vosotros os rebelasteis contra mi orden en las aguas de Meriba.

25 Toma a Aarón y a su hijo Eleazar y tráelos al monte Hor;

26 y quita a Aarón sus vestidos y ponlos sobre su hijo Eleazar. Entonces Aarón será reunido {a su pueblo}, y morirá allí.

27 Moisés hizo tal como el SEÑOR le ordenó, y subieron al monte Hor ante los ojos de toda la congregación.

28 Y después que Moisés le quitó a Aarón sus vestidos y se los puso a su hijo Eleazar, Aarón murió allí sobre la cumbre del monte, y Moisés y Eleazar descendieron del monte.

29 Cuando toda la congregación vio que Aarón había muerto, toda la casa de Israel lloró a Aarón por treinta días.

Numbers 21

1 Cuando el cananeo, el rey de Arad, que habitaba en el Neguev, oyó que Israel subía por el camino de Atarim [O, {los espías}], peleó contra Israel y le tomó algunos prisioneros.

2 Entonces Israel hizo un voto al SEÑOR y dijo: Si en verdad entregas a este pueblo en mis manos, yo destruiré por completo sus ciudades.

3 Y oyó el SEÑOR la voz de Israel y {les} entregó a los cananeos; y {los israelitas} los destruyeron por completo, a ellos y a sus ciudades. Por eso se llamó a aquel lugar Horma [I.e., cosa dedicada o destrucción].

4 Partieron del monte de Hor, por el camino del mar Rojo, para rodear la tierra de Edom, y el pueblo se impacientó por causa del viaje.

5 Y el pueblo habló contra Dios y Moisés: ¿Por qué nos habéis sacado de Egipto para morir en el desierto? Pues no hay comida ni agua, y detestamos este alimento tan miserable.

6 Y el SEÑOR envió serpientes abrasadoras entre el pueblo, y mordieron al pueblo, y mucha gente de Israel murió.

7 Entonces el pueblo vino a Moisés y dijo: Hemos pecado, porque hemos hablado contra el SEÑOR y contra ti; intercede con el SEÑOR para que quite las serpientes de entre nosotros. Y Moisés intercedió por el pueblo.

8 Y el SEÑOR dijo a Moisés: Hazte una {serpiente} abrasadora y ponla sobre un asta; y acontecerá que cuando todo el que sea mordido la mire, vivirá.

9 Y Moisés hizo una serpiente de bronce y la puso sobre el asta; y sucedía que cuando una serpiente mordía a alguno, y éste miraba a la serpiente de bronce, vivía.

10 Después los hijos de Israel partieron y acamparon en Obot.

11 Y partieron de Obot y acamparon en Ije-abarim, en el desierto que está frente a Moab, al oriente.

12 De allí partieron y acamparon en el valle de Zered.

13 De allí partieron y acamparon al otro lado del Arnón, que está en el desierto {y} que sale del territorio de los amorreos, pues el Arnón es la frontera de Moab, entre Moab y los amorreos.

14 Por tanto se dice en el Libro de las Guerras del SEÑOR: Vaheb {que está} en Sufa y los arroyos del Arnón,

15 y la ladera de los arroyos que llega hasta el sitio de Ar y se apoya en la frontera de Moab.

16 Y de allí {continuaron} hasta Beer [I.e., un pozo]; este es el pozo donde el SEÑOR le dijo a Moisés: Reúne al pueblo y les daré agua.

17 Entonces cantó Israel este cántico: ¡Salta, oh pozo! A él cantad.

18 El pozo que cavaron los jefes, que los nobles del pueblo hicieron con el cetro {y} con sus báculos. Y desde el desierto {fueron} a Mataná.

19 Y de Mataná a Nahaliel, y de Nahaliel a Bamot,

20 y de Bamot al valle que está en la tierra de Moab, en la cumbre del Pisga, que da al desierto.

21 Entonces Israel envió mensajeros a Sehón, rey de los amorreos, diciendo:

22 Déjame pasar por tu tierra. No nos desviaremos, ni por campos ni por viñedos, ni beberemos agua de pozo. Iremos por el camino real hasta que hayamos cruzado tus fronteras.

23 Pero Sehón no permitió a Israel pasar por su territorio. Y reunió Sehón a todo su pueblo y salió al encuentro de Israel en el desierto, y llegó a Jahaza y peleó contra Israel.

24 Pero Israel lo hirió a filo de espada y tomó posesión de su tierra desde el Arnón hasta el Jaboc, hasta {la frontera con} los hijos de Amón, porque Jazer [Así en la versión gr. (Sept.); en el T.M., {fuerte}] era la frontera de los hijos de Amón.

25 Israel tomó todas estas ciudades, y habitó Israel en todas las ciudades de los amorreos, en Hesbón y en todas sus aldeas.

26 Porque Hesbón era la ciudad de Sehón, rey de los amorreos, quien había peleado contra el rey anterior de Moab y le había quitado de su mano toda su tierra, hasta el Arnón.

27 Por eso dicen los que usan proverbios: Venid a Hesbón. Sea edificada. Sea establecida la ciudad de Sehón.

28 Porque fuego salió de Hesbón, una llama del pueblo de Sehón; devoró a Ar de Moab, a los señores de las alturas del Arnón.

29 ¡Ay de ti, Moab! ¡Destruido eres, oh pueblo de Quemos! Ha dado a sus hijos como fugitivos y a sus hijas a la cautividad, a un rey amorreo, Sehón.

30 Mas nosotros los hemos arrojado; Hesbón está destruido hasta Dibón; después también asolamos hasta Nofa, la que {llega} hasta Medeba.

31 Así habitó Israel en la tierra de los amorreos.

32 Y Moisés envió a reconocer a Jazer, y tomaron sus villas y expulsaron a los amorreos que {vivían} allí.

33 Después se volvieron y subieron por el camino de Basán; y Og, rey de Basán, salió con todo su pueblo para presentarles batalla en Edrei.

34 Pero el SEÑOR dijo a Moisés: No le tengas miedo porque lo he entregado en tu mano, y a todo su pueblo y a su tierra; y harás con él como hiciste con Sehón, rey de los amorreos, el que habitaba en Hesbón.

35 Así que lo mataron a él, a sus hijos y a todo su pueblo, hasta que no le quedó remanente; y tomaron posesión de su tierra.

Transliterated Hebrew OT

Numbers 20

1 Wªyaabo'uw bªneey-Yisraa'eel kaal-haa`eedaah midbar-Tsin bªchodesh haari'shown. Wayeesheb haa`aam bª-Qaadeesh wataamaat shaam Miryaam watiqaabeer shaam.

2 Wªlo'-haayaah mayim laa`eedaah. Wayiqaahaluw `al-Mosheh wª`al-'Ahªron.

3 Wayaareb haa`aam `im-Mosheh. Wayo'mªruw lee'mor, Wªluw gaawa`ªnuw bigªwa` 'acheeynuw lipneey Yahweh!

4 Wªlaamaah habee'tem 'et-qªhal Yahweh 'el-hamidbaar hazeh laamuwt shaam -- 'anachnuw uwb`iyreenuw!

5 Wªlaamaah he`ªliytunuw mi-Mitsrayim lªhaabiy' 'otaanuw 'el-hamaaqowm haaraa` hazeh! Lo' mªqowm zera` uwt'eenaah wªgepen wªrimown! Uwmayim 'ayin lishtowt!

6 Wayaabo' Mosheh wª-'Ahªron mipneey haqaahaal 'el-petach 'ohel mow`eed wayipluw `al-pªneeyhem. Wayeeraa' kªbowd-Yahweh 'ªleeyhem.

7 Wayªdabeer Yahweh 'el-Mosheh lee'mor,

8 Qach 'et-hamaTeh wªhaqheel 'et-haa`eedaah -- 'ataah wª-'Ahªron 'aachiykaa. Wªdibartem 'el-hacela` lª`eeyneeyhem wªnaatan meeymaayw! Wªhowtsee'taa laahem mayim min-hacela`. Wªhishqiytaa 'et-haa`eedaah wª'et-bª`iyraam.

9 Wayiqach Mosheh 'et-hamaTeh milipneey Yahweh ka'ªsher tsiwaahuw.

10 Wayaqhiluw Mosheh wª-'Ahªron 'et-haqaahaal 'el-pªneey hacaala`. Wayo'mer laahem, Shim`uw-naa' hamoriym! Hªmin-hacela` hazeh nowtsiy' laakem maayim?

11 Wayaarem Mosheh 'et-yaadow wayak 'et-hacela` bªmaTeehuw pa`ªmaayim. Wayeetsª'uw mayim rabiym. Wateesht haa`eedaah uwb`iyraam.

12 Wayo'mer Yahweh 'el-Mosheh wª'el-'Ahªron, Ya`an lo'-he'ªmantem biy lªhaqdiysheeniy lª`eeyneey bªneey Yisraa'eel laakeen lo' taabiy'uw 'et-haqaahaal hazeh 'el-haa'aarets 'ªsher-naatatiy laahem!

13 Heemaah meey Mªriybaah 'ªsher-raabuw bªneey-Yisraa'eel 'et-Yahweh wayiqaadeesh baam.

14 Wayishlach Mosheh mal'aakiym mi-Qaadeesh 'el-melek 'Edowm: Koh 'aamar 'aachiykaa Yisraa'eel, 'Ataah yaada`ªtaa 'eet kaal-hatªlaa'aah 'ªsher mªtsaa'aatªnuw.

15 Wayeerªduw 'ªboteeynuw Mitsrayªmaah waneesheb bª-Mitsrayim yaamiym rabiym. Wayaaree`uw laanuw Mitsrayim wªla'aboteeynuw.

16 Wanits`aq 'el-Yahweh wayishma` qoleenuw wayishlach mal'aak wayotsi'eenuw mi-Mitsraayim. Wªhineeh 'anachnuw bª-Qaadeesh -- `iyr qªtseeh gªbuwlekaa.

17 Na`bªraah-naa' bª'artsekaa. Lo' na`ªbor bªsaadeh uwbkerem. Wªlo' nishteh meey bª'eer. Derek hamelek neeleek. Lo' niTeh yaamiyn uwsmo'wl `ad 'ªsher-na`ªbor gªbuwlekaa.

18 Wayo'mer 'eelaayw 'Edowm, Lo' ta`ªbor biy pen-bachereb 'eetsee' liqraa'tekaa!

19 Wayo'mªruw 'eelaayw bªneey-Yisraa'eel, Bamªcilaah na`ªleh. Wª'im-meeymeykaa nishteh -- 'ªniy uwmiqnay -- wªnaatatiy mikraam! Raq 'eeyn-daabaar bªraglay -- 'e`eboraah!

20 Wayo'mer, Lo' ta`ªbor! Wayeetsee' 'Edowm liqraa'tow bª`am kaabeed uwbyaad chazaaqaah.

21 Wayªmaa'een 'Edowm nªton 'et-Yisraa'eel `abor bigªbulow. WayeeT Yisraa'eel mee`aalaayw.

22 Wayic`uw mi-Qaadeesh wªyaabo'uw bªneey-Yisraa'eel -- kaal-haa`eedaah -- Hor haahaar.

23 Wayo'mer Yahweh 'el-Mosheh wª'el-'Ahªron bª-Hor haahaar `al-gªbuwl 'erets-'Edowm lee'mor,

24 Yee'aaceep 'Ahªron 'el-`amaayw. Kiy lo' yaabo' 'el-haa'aarets 'ªsher naatatiy libneey Yisraa'eel `al 'ªsher-mªriytem 'et-piy lªmeey Mªriybaah.

25 Qach 'et-'Ahªron wª'et-'El`aazaar bªnow wªha`al 'otaam Hor haahaar.

26 WªhapsheeT 'et-'Ahªron 'et-bªgaadaayw wªhilbashtaam 'et-'El`aazaar bªnow wª-'Ahªron yee'aaceep uwmeet shaam.

27 Waya`as Mosheh ka'ªsher tsiwaah Yahweh. Waya`ªluw 'el-Hor haahaar lª`eeyneey kaal-haa`eedaah.

28 WayapsheeT Mosheh 'et-'Ahªron 'et-bªgaadaayw. Wayalbeesh 'otaam 'et-'El`aazaar bªnow. Wayaamaat 'Ahªron shaam bªro'sh haahaar. Wayeered Mosheh wª-'El`aazaar min-haahaar.

29 Wayir'uw kaal-haa`eedaah kiy gaawa` 'Ahªron wayibkuw 'et-'Ahªron shªloshiym yowm kol beeyt Yisraa'eel.

Numbers 21

1 Wayishma` ha-Kªna`ªniy (melek-`Araad yosheeb ha-Negeb) kiy baa' Yisraa'eel derek haa-'Ataariym wayilaachem bª-Yisraa'eel wayishbª mimenuw shebiy.

2 Wayidar Yisraa'eel neder la-Yahweh wayo'mar, 'Im-naaton titeen 'et-haa`aam hazeh bªyaadiy wªhacharamtiy 'et-`aareeyhem!

3 Wayishma` Yahweh bªqowl Yisraa'eel wayiteen 'et-ha-Kªna`ªniy. Wayachareem 'ethem wª'et-`aareeyhem. Wayiqraa' sheem-hamaaqowm Chaarªmaah.

4 Wayic`uw mee-Hor haahaar derek Yam-Cuwp licbob 'et-'erets 'Edowm. Watiqtsar nepesh-haa`aam badaarek.

5 Wayªdabeer haa`aam bee-'Elohiym uwb-Mosheh, Laamaah he`ªliytunuw mi-Mitsrayim laamuwt bamidbaar? Kiy 'eeyn lechem wª'eeyn mayim! Wªnapsheenuw qaatsaah balechem haqªloqeel!

6 Wayªshalach Yahweh baa`aam 'eet hanªchaashiym hasªraapiym. Wayªnashkuw 'et-haa`aam wayaamaat `am-raab mi-Yisraa'eel.

7 Wayaabo' haa`aam 'el-Mosheh wayo'mªruw, ChaaTaa'nuw kiy-dibarnuw ba-Yahweh waabaak! Hitpaleel 'el-Yahweh wªyaaceer mee`aaleeynuw 'et-hanaachaash! Wayitpaleel Mosheh bª`ad haa`aam.

8 Wayo'mer Yahweh 'el-Mosheh, `Aseeh lªkaa saaraap wªsiym 'otow `al -neec. Wªhaayaah kaal-hanaashuwk wªraa'aah 'otow waachaay!

9 Waya`as Mosheh nªchash nªchoshet wayªsimeehuw `al-haneec. Wªhaayaah 'im-naashak hanaachaash 'et-'iysh wªhibiyT 'el-nªchash hanªchoshet waachaay!

10 Wayic`uw bªneey Yisraa'eel wayachªnuw bª-'Obot.

11 Wayic`uw mee-'Obot wayachªnuw bª-`Iyeey-haa-`Abaariym bamidbaar 'ªsher `al-pªneey Mow'aab mimizrach hashaamesh.

12 Mishaam naacaa`uw wayachªnuw bªnachal Zaared.

13 Mishaam naacaa`uw wayachªnuw mee`eeber 'Arnown 'ªsher bamidbaar hayotsee' migbuwl haa-'Emoriy. Kiy 'Arnown gªbuwl Mow'aab beeyn Mow'aab uwbeeyn haa-'Emoriy.

14 `Al-keen yee'aamar bªceeper milchamot Yahweh: 'Et-Waaheeb bª-Cuwpaah wª'et-hanªchaaliym 'Arnown.

15 Wª'eshed hanªchaaliym 'ªsher naaTaah lªshebet `Aar wªnish`an ligbuwl Mow'aab.

16 Uwmishaam Bª'eeraah hiy' (*) ha-Bª'eer 'ªsher 'aamar Yahweh lª-Mosheh, 'Ecop 'et-haa`aam wª'etªnaah laahem maayim.

17 'Aaz yaashiyr Yisraa'eel 'et-hashiyraah hazo't: `Aliy bª'eer! `Enuw-laah!

18 Bª'eer chªpaaruwhaa saariym. Kaaruwhaa nªdiybeey haa`aam -- bimªchoqeeq bªmish`ªnotaam. Uwmimidbaar Mataanaah.

19 Uwmi-Mataanaah Nachaliy'eel. Uwmi-Nachaliy'eel Baamowt.

20 Uwmi-Baamowt hagayª' 'ªsher bisdeeh Mow'aab ro'sh ha-Picgaah wªnishqaapaah `al-pªneey hayªshiymon.

21 Wayishlach Yisraa'eel mal'aakiym 'el-Ciychon (melek-haa-'Emoriy) lee'mor,

22 E`bªraah bª'artsekaa. Lo' niTeh bªsaadeh uwbkerem. Lo' nishteh meey bª'eer. Bªderek hamelek neeleek `ad 'ªsher-na`ªbor gªbulekaa.

23 Wªlo'-naatan Ciychon 'et-Yisraa'eel `ªbor bigªbulow. Waye'ªcop Ciychon 'et-kaal-`amow. Wayeetsee' liqra't Yisraa'eel hamidbaaraah. Wayaabo' Yaahªtsaah wayilaachem bª-Yisraa'eel.

24 Wayakeehuw Yisraa'eel lªpiy-chaareb. Wayiyrash 'et-'artsow mee-'Arnon `ad-Yaboq, `ad-bªneey `Amown. (Kiy `az gªbuwl bªneey `Amown.)

25 Wayiqach Yisraa'eel 'eet kaal-he`aariym haa'eeleh. Wayeesheb Yisraa'eel bªkaal-`aareey haa-'Emoriy -- Bª-Cheshbown uwbkaal-bªnoteyhaa.

26 (Kiy Cheshbown `iyr Ciychon melek haa-'Emoriy hiy' (*) wªhuw' nilcham bªmelek Mow'aab haari'shown wayiqach 'et-kaal-'artsow miyaadow `ad-'Arnon.)

27 `Al-keen yo'mªruw hamoshªliym: Bo'uw Cheshbown. Tibaaneh. Wªtikowneen `iyr Ciychown.

28 Kiy-'eesh yaats'aah mee-Cheshbown. Lehaabaah miqiryat Ciychon. 'Aaklaah `Aar Mow'aab -- ba`ªleey baamowt 'Arnon.

29 Owy-lªkaa Mow'aab! 'Aabadtaa `am-Kªmowsh! Naatan baanaayw pªleeyTim uwbnotaayw bashªbiyt lªmelek 'Emoriy -- Ciychown.

30 Waniyraam 'aabad Cheshbown `ad-Diybown. Wanashiym `ad-Nopach 'ªsher `ad-Meeydªbaa'.

31 Wayeesheb Yisraa'eel bª'erets haa-'Emoriy.

32 Wayishlach Mosheh lªrageel 'et-Ya`ªzeer. Wayilkªduw bªnoteyhaa wayowresh (*) 'et-haa-'Emoriy 'ªsher-shaam.

33 Wayipnuw waya`ªluw derek ha-Baashaan. Wayeetsee' `Owg (melek-ha-Baashaan) liqraa'taam -- huw' wªkaal-`amow -- lamilchaamaah 'Edre`iy.

34 Wayo'mer Yahweh 'el-Mosheh, 'Al-tiyraa' 'otow! Kiy bªyaadªkaa naatatiy 'otow wª'et-kaal-`amow wª'et-'artsow! Wª`aasiytaa low ka'ªsher `aasiytaa lª-Ciychon, melek haa-'Emoriy, 'ªsher yowsheeb bª-Cheshbown.

35 Wayakuw 'otow wª'et-baanaayw wª'et-kaal-`amow `ad-biltiy hish'iyr-low saariyd. Wayiyrªshuw 'et-'artsow.

World English Bible

Numbers 20

1 The children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came into the wilderness of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there.

2 There was no water for the congregation: and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

3 The people strove with Moses, and spoke, saying, Would that we had died when our brothers died before Yahweh!

4 Why have you brought the assembly of Yahweh into this wilderness, that we should die there, we and our animals?

5 Why have you made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in to this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink.

6 Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly to the door of the tent of meeting, and fell on their faces: and the glory of Yahweh appeared to them.

7 Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

8 Take the rod, and assemble the congregation, you, and Aaron your brother, and speak you to the rock before their eyes, that it give forth its water; and you shall bring forth to them water out of the rock; so you shall give the congregation and their cattle drink.

9 Moses took the rod from before Yahweh, as he commanded him.

10 Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said to them, Hear now, you rebels; shall we bring you forth water out of this rock?

11 Moses lifted up his hand, and struck the rock with his rod twice: and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their cattle.

12 Yahweh said to Moses and Aaron, Because you didn't believe in me, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.

13 These are the waters of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with Yahweh, and he was sanctified in them.

14 Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom, Thus says your brother Israel, You know all the travail that has happened to us:

15 how our fathers went down into Egypt, and we lived in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians dealt ill with us, and our fathers:

16 and when we cried to Yahweh, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of your border.

17 Please let us pass through your land: we will not pass through field or through vineyard, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go along the king's highway; we will not turn aside to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed your border.

18 Edom said to him, You shall not pass through me, lest I come out with the sword against you.

19 The children of Israel said to him, We will go up by the highway; and if we drink of your water, I and my cattle, then will I give the price of it: let me only, without doing anything else, pass through on my feet.

20 He said, You shall not pass through. Edom came out against him with much people, and with a strong hand.

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

22 They traveled from Kadesh: and the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came to Mount Hor.

23 Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron in Mount Hor, by the border 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 waters 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 Moses did as Yahweh commanded: and they went up into Mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.

28 Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them on Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there on the top of the mountain: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain.

29 When all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they wept for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.

Numbers 21

1 The Canaanite, the king of Arad, who lived in the South, heard tell that Israel came by the way of Atharim; and he fought against Israel, and took some of them captive.

2 Israel vowed a vow to Yahweh, and said, If you will indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.

3 Yahweh listened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: and the name of the place was called Hormah.

4 They traveled from Mount Hor by the way to the Red Sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.

5 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, and there is no water; and our soul loathes this light bread.

6 Yahweh sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.

7 The people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, because we have spoken against Yahweh, and against you; pray to Yahweh, that he take away the serpents from us. Moses prayed for the people.

8 Yahweh said to Moses, Make you a fiery serpent, and set it on a standard: and it shall happen, that everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live.

9 Moses made a serpent of brass, and set it on the standard: and it happened, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked to the serpent of brass, he lived.

10 The children of Israel traveled, and encamped in Oboth.

11 They traveled from Oboth, and encamped at Iyeabarim, in the wilderness which is before Moab, toward the sunrise.

12 From there they traveled, and encamped in the valley of Zered.

13 From there they traveled, and encamped on the other side of the Arnon, which is in the wilderness, that comes out of the border of the Amorites: for the Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.

14 Therefore it is said in the book of the Wars of Yahweh, Vaheb in Suphah, The valleys of the Arnon,

15 The slope of the valleys That inclines toward the dwelling of Ar, Leans on the border of Moab.

16 From there they traveled to Beer: that is the well of which Yahweh said to Moses, Gather the people together, and I will give them water.

17 Then sang Israel this song: Spring up, well; sing you to it:

18 The well, which the princes dug, Which the nobles of the people dug, With the scepter, and with their poles. From the wilderness they traveled to Mattanah;

19 and from Mattanah to Nahaliel; and from Nahaliel to Bamoth;

20 and from Bamoth to the valley that is in the field of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looks down on the desert.

21 Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, saying,

22 Let me pass through your land: we will not turn aside into field, or into vineyard; we will not drink of the water of the wells: we will go by the king's highway, until we have passed your border.

23 Sihon would not allow Israel to pass through his border: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and went out against Israel into the wilderness, and came to Jahaz; and he fought against Israel.

24 Israel struck him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok, even to the children of Ammon; for the border of the children of Ammon was strong.

25 Israel took all these cities: and Israel lived in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the towns of it.

26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even to the Arnon.

27 Therefore those who speak in proverbs say, Come you to Heshbon; Let the city of Sihon be built and established:

28 For a fire is gone out of Heshbon, A flame from the city of Sihon: It has devoured Ar of Moab, The lords of the high places of the Arnon.

29 Woe to you, Moab! You are undone, people of Chemosh: He has given his sons as fugitives, His daughters into captivity, To Sihon king of the Amorites.

30 We have shot at them; Heshbon is perished even to Dibon, We have laid waste even to Nophah, Which reaches to Medeba.

31 Thus Israel lived in the land of the Amorites.

32 Moses sent to spy out Jazer; and they took the towns of it, and drove out the Amorites who were there.

33 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 battle at Edrei.

34 Yahweh said to Moses, Don't 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 lived at Heshbon.

35 So they struck him, and his sons and all his people, until there was none left him remaining: and they possessed his land.

Young's Literal Translation

Numbers 20

1 And the sons of Israel come in, -- all the company -- to the wilderness of Zin, in the first month, and the people abide in Kadesh, and Miriam dieth there, and is buried there.

2 And there hath been no water for the company, and they are assembled against Moses, and against Aaron,

3 and the people strive with Moses, and speak, saying, "And oh that we had expired when our brethren expired before Jehovah!

4 and why have ye brought in the assembly of Jehovah unto this wilderness to die there, we and our beasts?

5 and why hast thou brought us up out of Egypt to bring us in unto this evil place? no place of seed, and fig, and vine, and pomegranate; and water there is none to drink.

6 And Moses and Aaron go in from the presence of the assembly unto the opening of the tent of meeting, and fall on their faces, and the honour of Jehovah is seen by them.

7 And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, saying,

8 "Take the rod, and assemble the company, thou and Aaron thy brother; and ye have spoken unto the rock before their eyes, and it hath given its water, and thou hast brought out to them water from the rock, and hast watered the company, and their beasts."

9 And Moses taketh the rod from before Jehovah, as He hath commanded him,

10 and Moses and Aaron assemble the assembly unto the front of the rock, and he saith to them, "Hear, I pray you, O rebels, from this rock do we bring out to you water?"

11 and Moses lifteth up his hand, and smiteth the rock with his rod twice; and much water cometh out, and the company drink, also their beasts.

12 And Jehovah saith unto Moses, and unto Aaron, "Because ye have not believed in Me to sanctify Me before the eyes of the sons of Israel, therefore ye do not bring in this assembly unto the land which I have given to them."

13 These are waters of Meribah, because the sons of Israel have "striven' with Jehovah, and He is sanctified upon them.

14 And Moses sendeth messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, "Thus said thy brother Israel, Thou -- thou hast known all the travail which hath found us;

15 that our fathers go down to Egypt, and we dwell in Egypt many days, and the Egyptians do evil to us and to our fathers;

16 and we cry unto Jehovah, and He heareth our voice, and sendeth a messenger, and is bringing us out of Egypt; and lo, we are in Kadesh, a city in the extremity of thy border.

17 Let us pass over, we pray thee, through thy land; we pass not over through a field, or through a vineyard, nor do we drink waters of a well; the way of the king we go, we turn not aside -- right or left -- till that we pass over thy border."

18 And Edom saith unto him, "Thou dost not pass over through me, lest with sword I come out to meet thee."

19 And the sons of Israel say unto him, "In the highway we go, and if of thy waters we drink -- I and my cattle -- then I have given their price; only (it is nothing) on my feet I pass over."

20 And he saith, "Thou dost not pass over;" and Edom cometh out to meet him with much people, and with a strong hand;

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

22 And the sons of Israel, the whole company, journey from Kadesh, and come in unto mount Hor,

23 and Jehovah speaketh unto Moses and unto Aaron in mount Hor, on the border of the land of Edom, saying,

24 "Aaron is gathered unto his people, for he doth not go in unto the land which I have given to the sons of Israel, because that ye provoked My mouth at the waters of Meribah.

25 "Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and cause them to go up mount Hor,

26 and strip Aaron of his garments, and thou hast clothed with them Eleazar his son, and Aaron is gathered, and doth die there."

27 And Moses doth as Jehovah hath commanded, and they go up unto mount Hor before the eyes of all the company,

28 and Moses strippeth Aaron of his garments, and clotheth with them Eleazar his son, and Aaron dieth there on the top of the mount; and Moses cometh down -- Eleazar also -- from the mount,

29 and all the company see that Aaron hath expired, and they bewail Aaron thirty days -- all the house of Israel.


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