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Numbers 21:8-18 NRS/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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8 And the Lord said to Moses, "Make a poisonous serpent, and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten shall look at it and live." 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 serpent of bronze, and put it upon a pole; and whenever a serpent bit someone, that person would look at the serpent of bronze 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 set out, and camped in Oboth. 10 The Israelites moved on and camped at Oboth.
11 They set out from Oboth, and camped at Iye-abarim, in the wilderness bordering Moab toward the sunrise. 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 set out, and camped in the Wadi Zered. 12 From there they moved on and camped in the Zered Valley.
13 From there they set out, and camped on the other side of the Arnon, in the wilderness that extends from the boundary of the Amorites; for the Arnon is the boundary of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites. 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 Wherefore it is said in the Book of the Wars of the Lord, "Waheb in Suphah and the wadis. The Arnon 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 wadis that extend to the seat of Ar, and lie along the border of Moab." 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 to Beer; that is the well of which the Lord said to Moses, "Gather the people together, and I will give them water." 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 to it!— 17 Then Israel sang this song: "Spring up, O well! Sing about it,
18 the well that the leaders sank, that the nobles of the people dug, with the scepter, with the staff." From the wilderness to Mattanah, 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,