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1 In the first month all the people of Israel arrived at the Desert of Zin, and they stayed at Kadesh. There Miriam died and was buried. 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 There was no water for the people, so they came together against Moses and Aaron. 2 Now there was no water for the community, and the people gathered in opposition to Moses and Aaron.
3 They argued with Moses and said, "We should have died in front of the Lord as our brothers did. 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 people into this desert? Are we and our animals to die here? 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 from Egypt to this terrible place? It has no grain, figs, grapevines, or pomegranates, and there's no water to drink!" 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 So Moses and Aaron left the people and went to the entrance of the Meeting Tent. There they bowed facedown, and the glory of the Lord appeared to them. 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, 7 The LORD said to Moses,
8 "Take your walking stick, and you and your brother Aaron should gather the people. Speak to that rock in front of them so that its water will flow from it. When you bring the water out from that rock, give it to the people and their animals." 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 stick from in front of the Lord, as he had said. 9 So Moses took the staff from the LORD's presence, just as he commanded him.
10 Moses and Aaron gathered the people in front of the rock, and Moses said, "Now listen to me, you who turn against God! Do you want us to bring water out of this 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 Then Moses lifted his hand and hit the rock twice with his stick. Water began pouring out, and the people and their animals drank it. 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 believe me, and because you did not honor me as holy before the people, you will not lead them into the land I will give 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, where the Israelites argued with the Lord and where he showed them he was holy. 13 These were the waters of Meribah, where the Israelites quarreled with the LORD and where he showed himself holy among them.
14 From Kadesh, Moses sent messengers to the king of Edom. He said, "Your brothers, the Israelites, say to you: You know about all the troubles we have had, 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 ancestors went down into Egypt and we lived there for many years. The people of Egypt were cruel to us and our ancestors, 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 us and sent us an angel to bring us out of Egypt. "Now we are here at 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 Please let us pass through your country. We will not touch any fields of grain or vineyards, and will not drink water from the wells. We will travel only along the king's road, not turning right or left until we have passed through your country." 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 the king of Edom answered: "You may not pass through here. If you try, I will come and meet you with swords." 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 answered: "We will go along the main road, and if we or our animals drink any of your water, we will pay for it. We only want to walk through. That's all." 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 answered: "You may not pass through here." Then the Edomites went out to meet the Israelites with a large and powerful army. 20 Again they answered: "You may not pass through." Then Edom came out against them with a large and powerful army.
21 The Edomites refused to let them pass through their country, so the Israelites turned back. 21 Since Edom refused to let them go through their territory, Israel turned away from them.
22 All the Israelites moved from Kadesh to Mount Hor, 22 The whole Israelite community set out from Kadesh and came to Mount Hor.
23 near the border of Edom. There 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 die. He will not enter the land that I'm giving to the Israelites, because you both acted against my command 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 Take Aaron and his son Eleazar up on Mount Hor, 25 Get Aaron and his son Eleazar and take them up Mount Hor.
26 and take off Aaron's special clothes and put them on his son Eleazar. Aaron will die there; he will join his ancestors." 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 obeyed the Lord's command. They climbed up Mount Hor, and all the people saw them go. 27 Moses did as the LORD commanded: They went up Mount Hor in the sight of the whole community.
28 Moses took off Aaron's clothes and put them on Aaron's son Eleazar. Then Aaron died there on top of the mountain. Moses and Eleazar came back down 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 all the people learned that Aaron was dead, everyone in Israel cried 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.