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Numbers 20 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 The Israelites, the whole congregation, came into the wilderness of Zin in the first month, and the people stayed in Kadesh. Miriam died there, and was buried there. 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 congregation; so they gathered 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 The people quarreled with Moses and said, "Would that we had died when our kindred died 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 brought the assembly of the Lord into this wilderness for us and our livestock 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 have you brought us up out of Egypt, to bring us to this wretched place? It is no place for grain, or figs, or vines, or pomegranates; and there is 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 Then Moses and Aaron went away from the assembly to the entrance of the tent of meeting; they fell on their faces, 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 spoke to Moses, saying: 7 The LORD said to Moses,
8 Take the staff, and assemble the congregation, you and your brother Aaron, and command the rock before their eyes to yield its water. Thus you shall bring water out of the rock for them; thus you shall provide drink for the congregation and their livestock. 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 before the Lord, as he had commanded him. 9 So Moses took the staff from the LORD's presence, just as he commanded him.
10 Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said to them, "Listen, you rebels, shall we bring water for you 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 up his hand and struck the rock twice with his staff; water came out abundantly, and the congregation and their livestock drank. 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, to show my holiness before the eyes of the Israelites, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land that 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, where the people of Israel quarreled with the Lord, and by which he showed his holiness. 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, "Thus says your brother Israel: You know all the adversity that has befallen us: 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 to Egypt, and we lived in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians oppressed 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 and when we cried to the Lord, he heard our voice, and sent an angel and brought us out of Egypt; and here we are in Kadesh, a town on the edge of your territory. 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 Now let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or vineyard, or drink water from any well; we will go along the King's Highway, not turning aside to the right hand or to the left until we have passed through 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 said to him, "You shall not pass through, or we will come out with the sword against you." 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 said to him, "We will stay on the highway; and if we drink of your water, we and our livestock, then we will pay for it. It is only a small matter; just let us pass through on foot." 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 shall not pass through." And Edom came out against them with a large force, heavily armed. 20 Again they answered: "You may not pass through." Then Edom came out against them with a large and powerful army.
21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through their territory; so Israel turned away from them. 21 Since Edom refused to let them go through their territory, Israel turned away from them.
22 They set out from Kadesh, and the Israelites, the whole congregation, came to Mount Hor. 22 The whole Israelite community set out from Kadesh and came to Mount Hor.
23 Then the Lord said to Moses and Aaron at Mount Hor, on the border of the land of Edom, 23 At Mount Hor, near the border of Edom, the LORD said to Moses and Aaron,
24 "Let Aaron be gathered to his people. For he shall not enter the land that I have given to the Israelites, because you rebelled 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, and bring them up Mount Hor; 25 Get Aaron and his son Eleazar and take them up Mount Hor.
26 strip Aaron of his vestments, and put them on his son Eleazar. But Aaron shall be gathered to his people, and shall die there." 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 had commanded; they went up Mount Hor in the sight of the whole congregation. 27 Moses did as the LORD commanded: They went up Mount Hor in the sight of the whole community.
28 Moses stripped Aaron of his vestments, and put them on his son Eleazar; and Aaron died there on the top of the mountain. 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 When all the congregation saw that Aaron had died, all the house of Israel mourned for Aaron thirty days. 29 and when the whole community learned that Aaron had died, the entire house of Israel mourned for him thirty days.