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Numbers 20

MSG 1 In the first month, the entire company of the People of Israel arrived in the Wilderness of Zin. The people stayed in Kadesh. Miriam died there, and she was buried. NIV 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. MSG 2 There was no water there for the community, so they ganged up on Moses and Aaron. NIV 2 Now there was no water for the community, and the people gathered in opposition to Moses and Aaron. MSG 3 They attacked Moses: "We wish we'd died when the rest of our brothers died before God. NIV 3 They quarreled with Moses and said, "If only we had died when our brothers fell dead before the LORD! MSG 4 Why did you haul this congregation of God out here into this wilderness to die, people and cattle alike? NIV 4 Why did you bring the LORD's community into this desert, that we and our livestock should die here? MSG 5 And why did you take us out of Egypt in the first place, dragging us into this miserable country? No grain, no figs, no grapevines, no pomegranates - and now not even any water!" NIV 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!" MSG 6 Moses and Aaron walked from the assembled congregation to the Tent of Meeting and threw themselves facedown on the ground. And they saw the Glory of God. NIV 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. MSG 7 God spoke to Moses: NIV 7 The LORD said to Moses, MSG 8 "Take the staff. Assemble the community, you and your brother Aaron. Speak to that rock that's right in front of them and it will give water. You will bring water out of the rock for them; congregation and cattle will both drink." NIV 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." MSG 9 Moses took the staff away from God's presence, as commanded. NIV 9 So Moses took the staff from the LORD's presence, just as he commanded him. MSG 10 He and Aaron rounded up the whole congregation in front of the rock. Moses spoke: "Listen, rebels! Do we have to bring water out of this rock for you?" NIV 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?" MSG 11 With that Moses raised his arm and slammed his staff against the rock - once, twice. Water poured out. Congregation and cattle drank. NIV 11 Then Moses raised his arm and struck the rock twice with his staff. Water gushed out, and the community and their livestock drank. MSG 12 God said to Moses and Aaron, "Because you didn't trust me, didn't treat me with holy reverence in front of the People of Israel, you two aren't going to lead this company into the land that I am giving them." NIV 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." MSG 13 These were the Waters of Meribah (Bickering) where the People of Israel bickered with God, and he revealed himself as holy. NIV 13 These were the waters of Meribah, where the Israelites quarreled with the LORD and where he showed himself holy among them. MSG 14 Moses sent emissaries from Kadesh to the king of Edom with this message: "A message from your brother Israel: You are familiar with all the trouble we've run into. NIV 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. MSG 15 Our ancestors went down to Egypt and lived there a long time. The Egyptians viciously abused both us and our ancestors. NIV 15 Our forefathers went down into Egypt, and we lived there many years. The Egyptians mistreated us and our fathers, MSG 16 But when we cried out for help to God, he heard our cry. He sent an angel and got us out of Egypt. And now here we are at Kadesh, a town at the border of your land. NIV 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. MSG 17 "Will you give us permission to cut across your land? We won't trespass through your fields or orchards and we won't drink out of your wells; we'll keep to the main road, the King's Road, straying neither right nor left until we've crossed your border." NIV 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." MSG 18 The king of Edom answered, "Not on your life. If you so much as set a foot on my land, I'll kill you." NIV 18 But Edom answered: "You may not pass through here; if you try, we will march out and attack you with the sword." MSG 19 The People of Israel said, "Look, we'll stay on the main road. If we or our animals drink any water, we'll pay you for it. We're harmless - just a company of footsore travelers." NIV 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." MSG 20 He answered again: "No. You may not come through." And Edom came out and blocked the way with a crowd of people brandishing weapons. NIV 20 Again they answered: "You may not pass through." Then Edom came out against them with a large and powerful army. MSG 21 Edom refused to let them cross through his land. So Israel had to detour around him. NIV 21 Since Edom refused to let them go through their territory, Israel turned away from them. MSG 22 The People of Israel, the entire company, set out from Kadesh and traveled to Mount Hor. NIV 22 The whole Israelite community set out from Kadesh and came to Mount Hor. MSG 23 God said to Moses and Aaron at Mount Hor at the border of Edom, NIV 23 At Mount Hor, near the border of Edom, the LORD said to Moses and Aaron, MSG 24 "It's time for Aaron to be gathered into the company of his ancestors. He will not enter the land I am giving to the People of Israel because you both rebelled against my orders at the Waters of Meribah. NIV 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. MSG 25 So take Aaron and his son Eleazar and lead them up Mount Hor. NIV 25 Get Aaron and his son Eleazar and take them up Mount Hor. MSG 26 Remove Aaron's clothes from him and put them on his son Eleazar. Aaron will be gathered there; Aaron will die." NIV 26 Remove Aaron's garments and put them on his son Eleazar, for Aaron will be gathered to his people; he will die there." MSG 27 Moses obeyed God's command. They climbed Mount Hor as the whole congregation watched. NIV 27 Moses did as the LORD commanded: They went up Mount Hor in the sight of the whole community. MSG 28 Moses took off Aaron's clothes and put them on his son Eleazar. Aaron died on top of the mountain. Then Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain. NIV 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, MSG 29 The whole congregation, getting the news that Aaron had died, went into thirty days of mourning for him. NIV 29 and when the whole community learned that Aaron had died, the entire house of Israel mourned for him thirty days.