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Numbers 20 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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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. 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 And there was no water for the people: and they came together against Moses and against Aaron. 2 Now there was no water for the community, and the people gathered in opposition to Moses and 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! 3 They quarreled with Moses and said, "If only we had died when our brothers fell dead 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? 4 Why did you bring the LORD's community into this desert, that we and our livestock should die here?
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. 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 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. 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 And the Lord said to Moses, 7 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. 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 And Moses took the rod from before the Lord as he gave him orders. 9 So Moses took the staff from the LORD's presence, just as he commanded him.
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? 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 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. 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 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. 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 are the waters of Meribah; because the children of Israel went against the Lord, and they saw that he was holy among them. 13 These were the waters of Meribah, where the Israelites quarreled with the LORD and where he showed himself 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; 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 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: 15 Our forefathers went down into Egypt, and we lived there many years. The Egyptians mistreated us and 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; 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 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. 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 And Edom said, You are not to go through my land, for if you do I will come out against you with the sword. 18 But Edom answered: "You may not pass through here; if you try, we will march out and attack 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. 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 But he said, You are not to go through. And Edom came out against them in his strength, with a great army. 20 Again they answered: "You may not pass through." Then Edom came out against them with a large and powerful army.
21 So Edom would not let Israel go through his land; and Israel went in another direction. 21 Since Edom refused to let them go through their territory, Israel turned away from them.
22 And they went on from Kadesh, and came, with all their people, to Mount Hor. 22 The whole Israelite community set out from Kadesh and came to Mount Hor.
23 And at Mount Hor, at the edge of the land of Edom, the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, 23 At Mount Hor, near the border 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. 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 So take Aaron and Eleazar, his son, up into Mount Hor; 25 Get Aaron and his son Eleazar and take them up 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. 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 So Moses did as the Lord had said, and before the eyes of all the people they went up Mount Hor. 27 Moses did as the LORD commanded: They went up Mount Hor in the sight of the whole community.
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. 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 people saw that Aaron was dead, all the children of Israel gave themselves up to weeping for him for thirty days. 29 and when the whole community learned that Aaron had died, the entire house of Israel mourned for him thirty days.