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Numbers 1:

 

1:1 Now Yahweh spoke to Moses in the

Wilderness of Sinai, in the tabernacle of meeting,

on the first day of the second month, in the

second year after they had come out of the land

of Egypt, saying:

1:2 "Take a census of all the congregation of the

children of Israel, by their families, by their

fathers' houses, according to the number of

names, every male individually,

1:3 "from twenty years old and above-all who

are able to go to war in Israel. You and Aaron

shall number them by their armies.

1:4 "And with you there shall be a man from

every tribe, each one the head of his father's

house.

1:5 "These are the names of the men who shall

stand with you: from Reuben, Elizur the son of

Shedeur;

1:6 "from Simeon, Shelumiel the son of

Zurishaddai;

1:7 "from Judah, Nahshon the son of

Amminadab;

1:8 "from Issachar, Nethanel the son of Zuar;

1:9 "from Zebulun, Eliab the son of Helon;

1:10 "from the sons of Joseph: from Ephraim,

Elishama the son of Ammihud; from Manasseh,

Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur;

1:11 "from Benjamin, Abidan the son of

Gideoni;

1:12 "from Dan, Ahiezer the son of

Ammishaddai;

1:13 "from Asher, Pagiel the son of Ocran;

1:14 "from Gad, Eliasaph the son of Deuel;

1:15 "from Naphtali, Ahira the son of Enan."

1:16 These were chosen from the congregation,

leaders of their fathers' tribes, heads of the

divisions in Israel.

1:17 Then Moses and Aaron took these men

who had been mentioned by name,

1:18 and they assembled all the congregation

together on the first day of the second month;

and they recited their ancestry by families, by

their fathers' houses, according to the number of

names, from twenty years old and above, each

one individually.

1:19 As Yahweh commanded Moses, so he

numbered them in the Wilderness of Sinai.

1:20 Now the children of Reuben, Israel's oldest

son, their genealogies by their families, by their

fathers' house, according to the number of

names, every male individually, from twenty

years old and above, all who were able to go to

war:

1:21 those who were numbered of the tribe of

Reuben were forty-six thousand five hundred.

1:22 From the children of Simeon, their

genealogies by their families, by their fathers'

house, of those who were numbered, according

to the number of names, every male individually,

from twenty years old and above, all who were

able to go to war:

1:23 those who were numbered of the tribe of

Simeon were fifty-nine thousand three hundred.

1:24 From the children of Gad, their genealogies

by their families, by their fathers' house,

according to the number of names, from twenty

years old and above, all who were able to go to

war:

1:25 those who were numbered of the tribe of

Gad were forty-five thousand six hundred and

fifty.

1:26 From the children of Judah, their

genealogies by their families, by their fathers'

house, according to the number of names, from

twenty years old and above, all who were able to

go to war:

1:27 those who were numbered of the tribe of

Judah were seventy-four thousand six hundred.

1:28 From the children of Issachar, their

genealogies by their families, by their fathers'

house, according to the number of names, from

twenty years old and above, all who were able to

go to war:

1:29 those who were numbered of the tribe of

Issachar were fifty-four thousand four hundred.

1:30 From the children of Zebulun, their

genealogies by their families, by their fathers'

house, according to the number of names, from

twenty years old and above, all who were able to

go to war:

1:31 those who were numbered of the tribe of

Zebulun were fifty-seven thousand four hundred.

1:32 From the sons of Joseph, the children of

Ephraim, their genealogies by their families, by

their fathers' house, according to the number of

names, from twenty years old and above, all who

were able to go to war:

1:33 those who were numbered of the tribe of

Ephraim were forty thousand five hundred.

1:34 From the children of Manasseh, their

genealogies by their families, by their fathers'

house, according to the number of names, from

twenty years old and above, all who were able to

go to war:

1:35 those who were numbered of the tribe of

Manasseh were thirty-two thousand two

hundred.

1:36 From the children of Benjamin, their

genealogies by their families, by their fathers'

house, according to the number of names, from

twenty years old and above, all who were able to

go to war:

1:37 those who were numbered of the tribe of

Benjamin were thirty-five thousand four

hundred.

1:38 From the children of Dan, their genealogies

by their families, by their fathers' house,

according to the number of names, from twenty

years old and above, all who were able to go to

war:

1:39 those who were numbered of the tribe of

Dan were sixty-two thousand seven hundred.

1:40 From the children of Asher, their

genealogies by their families, by their fathers'

house, according to the number of names, from

twenty years old and above, all who were able to

go to war:

1:41 those who were numbered of the tribe of

Asher were forty-one thousand five hundred.

1:42 From the children of Naphtali, their

genealogies by their families, by their fathers'

house, according to the number of names, from

twenty years old and above, all who were able to

go to war:

1:43 those who were numbered of the tribe of

Naphtali were fifty-three thousand four hundred.

1:44 These are the ones who were numbered,

whom Moses and Aaron numbered, with the

leaders of Israel, twelve men, each one

representing his father's house.

1:45 So all who were numbered of the children

of Israel, by their fathers' houses, from twenty

years old and above, all who were able to go to

war in Israel-

1:46 all who were numbered were six hundred

and three thousand five hundred and fifty.

1:47 But the Levites were not numbered among

them by their fathers' tribe;

1:48 for Yahweh had spoken to Moses, saying:

1:49 "Only the tribe of Levi you shall not

number, nor take a census of them among the

children of Israel;

1:50 "but you shall appoint the Levites over the

tabernacle of the Testimony, over all its

furnishings, and over all things that belong to it;

they shall carry the tabernacle and all its

furnishings; they shall attend to it and camp

around the tabernacle.

1:51 "And when the tabernacle is to go forward,

the Levites shall take it down; and when the

tabernacle is to be set up, the Levites shall set it

up. The outsider who comes near shall be put to

death.

1:52 "The children of Israel shall pitch their

tents, everyone by his own camp, everyone by

his own standard, according to their armies;

1:53 "but the Levites shall camp around the

tabernacle of the Testimony, that there may be

no wrath on the congregation of the children of

Israel; and the Levites shall keep charge of the

tabernacle of the Testimony."

1:54 Thus the children of Israel did; according to

all that Yahweh commanded Moses, so they did.

 

Numbers 2:

2:1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron,

saying:

2:2 "Everyone of the children of Israel shall

camp by his own standard, beside the emblems

of his father's house; they shall camp some

distance from the tabernacle of meeting.

2:3 "On the east side, toward the rising of the

sun, those of the standard of the forces with

Judah shall camp according to their armies; and

Nahshon the son of Amminadab shall be the

leader of the children of Judah."

2:4 And his army was numbered at seventy-four

thousand six hundred.

2:5 "Those who camp next to him shall be the

tribe of Issachar, and Nethanel the son of Zuar

shall be the leader of the children of Issachar."

2:6 And his army was numbered at fifty-four

thousand four hundred.

2:7 "Then comes the tribe of Zebulun, and Eliab

the son of Helon shall be the leader of the

children of Zebulun."

2:8 And his army was numbered at fifty-seven

thousand four hundred.

2:9 "All who were numbered according to their

armies of the forces with Judah, one hundred and

eighty-six thousand four hundred-these shall

break camp first.

2:10 "On the south side shall be the standard of

the forces with Reuben according to their armies,

and the leader of the children of Reuben shall be

Elizur the son of Shedeur."

2:11 And his army was numbered at forty-six

thousand five hundred.

2:12 "Those who camp next to him shall be the

tribe of Simeon, and the leader of the children of

Simeon shall be Shelumiel the son of

Zurishaddai."

2:13 And his army was numbered at fifty-nine

thousand three hundred.

2:14 "Then comes the tribe of Gad, and the

leader of the children of Gad shall be Eliasaph

the son of Reuel."

2:15 And his army was numbered at forty-five

thousand six hundred and fifty.

2:16 "All who were numbered according to their

armies of the forces with Reuben, one hundred

and fifty-one thousand four hundred and fiftythey

shall be the second to break camp.

2:17 "And the tabernacle of meeting shall move

out with the camp of the Levites in the middle of

the camps; as they camp, so they shall move out,

everyone in his place, by their standards.

2:18 "On the west side shall be the standard of

the forces with Ephraim according to their

armies, and the leader of the children of Ephraim

shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud."

2:19 And his army was numbered at forty

thousand five hundred.

2:20 "Next to him comes the tribe of Manasseh,

and the leader of the children of Manasseh shall

be Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur."

2:21 And his army was numbered at thirty-two

thousand two hundred.

2:22 "Then comes the tribe of Benjamin, and the

leader of the children of Benjamin shall be

Abidan the son of Gideoni."

2:23 And his army was numbered at thirty-five

thousand four hundred.

2:24 "All who were numbered according to their

armies of the forces with Ephraim, one hundred

and eight thousand one hundred-they shall be the

third to break camp.

2:25 "The standard of the forces with Dan shall

be on the north side according to their armies,

and the leader of the children of Dan shall be

Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai."

2:26 And his army was numbered at sixty-two

thousand seven hundred.

2:27 "Those who camp next to him shall be the

tribe of Asher, and the leader of the children of

Asher shall be Pagiel the son of Ocran."

2:28 And his army was numbered at forty-one

thousand five hundred.

2:29 "Then comes the tribe of Naphtali, and the

leader of the children of Naphtali shall be Ahira

the son of Enan."

2:30 And his army was numbered at fifty-three

thousand four hundred.

2:31 "All who were numbered of the forces with

Dan, one hundred and fifty-seven thousand six

hundred-they shall break camp last, with their

standards."

2:32 These are the ones who were numbered of

the children of Israel by their fathers' houses. All

who were numbered according to their armies of

the forces were six hundred and three thousand

five hundred and fifty.

2:33 But the Levites were not numbered among

the children of Israel, just as Yahweh

commanded Moses.

2:34 Thus the children of Israel did according to

all that Yahweh commanded Moses; so they

camped by their standards and so they broke

camp, each one by his family, according to their

fathers' houses.

 

Numbers 3:

3:1 Now these are the records of Aaron and

Moses when Yahweh spoke with Moses on

Mount Sinai.

3:2 And these are the names of the sons of

Aaron: Nadab, the firstborn, and Abihu, Eleazar,

and Ithamar.

3:3 These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the

anointed priests, whom he consecrated to

minister as priests.

3:4 Nadab and Abihu had died before Yahweh

when they offered profane fire before Yahweh in

the Wilderness of Sinai; and they had no

children. So Eleazar and Ithamar ministered as

priests in the presence of Aaron their father.

3:5 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

3:6 "Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present

them before Aaron the priest, that they may serve

him.

3:7 "And they shall attend to his needs and the

needs of the whole congregation before the

tabernacle of meeting, to do the work of the

tabernacle.

3:8 "Also they shall attend to all the furnishings

of the tabernacle of meeting, and to the needs of

the children of Israel, to do the work of the

tabernacle.

3:9 "And you shall give the Levites to Aaron and

his sons; they are given entirely to him from

among the children of Israel.

3:10 "So you shall appoint Aaron and his sons,

and they shall attend to their priesthood; but the

outsider who comes near shall be put to death."

3:11 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

3:12 "Now behold, I Myself have taken the

Levites from among the children of Israel instead

of every firstborn who opens the womb among

the children of Israel. Therefore the Levites shall

be Mine,

3:13 "because all the firstborn are Mine. On the

day that I struck all the firstborn in the land of

Egypt, I sanctified to Myself all the firstborn in

Israel, both man and beast. They shall be Mine: I

am Yahweh."

3:14 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses in the

Wilderness of Sinai, saying:

3:15 "Number the children of Levi by their

fathers' houses, by their families; you shall

number every male from a month old and

above."

3:16 So Moses numbered them according to the

word of Yahweh, as he was commanded.

3:17 These were the sons of Levi by their names:

Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

3:18 And these are the names of the sons of

Gershon by their families: Libni and Shimei.

3:19 And the sons of Kohath by their families:

Amram, Izehar, Hebron, and Uzziel.

3:20 And the sons of Merari by their families:

Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the

Levites by their fathers' houses.

3:21 From Gershon came the family of the

Libnites and the family of the Shimites; these

were the families of the Gershonites.

3:22 Those who were numbered, according to

the number of all the males from a month old

and above-of those who were numbered there

were seven thousand five hundred.

3:23 The families of the Gershonites were to

camp behind the tabernacle westward.

3:24 And the leader of the fathers' house of the

Gershonites was Eliasaph the son of Lael.

3:25 The duties of the children of Gershon in the

tabernacle of meeting included the tabernacle,

the tent with its covering, the screen for the door

of the tabernacle of meeting,

3:26 the screen for the door of the court, the

hangings of the court which are around the

tabernacle and the altar, and their cords,

according to all the work relating to them.

3:27 From Kohath came the family of the

Amramites, the family of the Izharites, the

family of the Hebronites, and the family of the

Uzzielites; these were the families of the

Kohathites.

3:28 According to the number of all the males,

from a month old and above, there were eight

thousand six hundred keeping charge of the

sanctuary.

3:29 The families of the children of Kohath were

to camp on the south side of the tabernacle.

3:30 And the leader of the fathers' house of the

families of the Kohathites was Elizaphan the son

of Uzziel.

3:31 Their duty included the ark, the table, the

lampstand, the altars, the utensils of the

sanctuary with which they ministered, the screen,

and all the work relating to them.

3:32 And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest was

to be chief over the leaders of the Levites, with

oversight of those who kept charge of the

sanctuary.

3:33 From Merari came the family of the

Mahlites and the family of the Mushites; these

were the families of Merari.

3:34 And those who were numbered, according

to the number of all the males from a month old

and above, were six thousand two hundred.

3:35 The leader of the fathers' house of the

families of Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail.

These were to camp on the north side of the

tabernacle.

3:36 And the appointed duty of the children of

Merari included the boards of the tabernacle, its

bars, its pillars, its sockets, its utensils, all the

work relating to them,

3:37 and the pillars of the court all around, with

their sockets, their pegs, and their cords.

3:38 Moreover those who were to camp before

the tabernacle on the east, before the tabernacle

of meeting, were Moses, Aaron, and his sons,

keeping charge of the sanctuary, to meet the

needs of the children of Israel; but the outsider

who came near was to be put to death.

3:39 All who were numbered of the Levites,

whom Moses and Aaron numbered at the

commandment of Yahweh, by their families, all

the males from a month old and above, were

twenty-two thousand.

3:40 Then Yahweh said to Moses: "Number all

the firstborn males of the children of Israel from

a month old and above, and take the number of

their names.

3:41 "And you shall take the Levites for Me-I am

Yahweh-instead of all the firstborn among the

children of Israel, and the livestock of the

Levites instead of all the firstborn among the

livestock of the children of Israel."

3:42 So Moses numbered all the firstborn among

the children of Israel, as Yahweh commanded

him.

3:43 And all the firstborn males, according to the

number of names from a month old and above,

of those who were numbered of them, were

twenty-two thousand two hundred and seventythree.

3:44 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

3:45 "Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn

among the children of Israel, and the livestock of

the Levites instead of their livestock. The Levites

shall be Mine: I am Yahweh.

3:46 "And for the redemption of the two hundred

and seventy-three of the firstborn of the children

of Israel, who are more than the number of the

Levites,

3:47 "you shall take five shekels for each one

individually; you shall take them in the currency

of the shekel of the sanctuary, the shekel of

twenty gerahs.

3:48 "And you shall give the money, with which

the excess number of them is redeemed, to Aaron

and his sons."

3:49 So Moses took the redemption money from

those who were over and above those who were

redeemed by the Levites.

3:50 From the firstborn of the children of Israel

he took the money, one thousand three hundred

and sixty-five shekels, according to the shekel of

the sanctuary.

3:51 And Moses gave their redemption money to

Aaron and his sons, according to the word of

Yahweh, as Yahweh commanded Moses.

 

Numbers 4:

4:1 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron,

saying:

4:2 "Take a census of the sons of Kohath from

among the children of Levi, by their families, by

their fathers' house,

4:3 "from thirty years old and above, even to

fifty years old, all who enter the service to do the

work in the tabernacle of meeting.

4:4 "This is the service of the sons of Kohath in

the tabernacle of meeting, relating to the most

holy things:

4:5 "When the camp prepares to journey, Aaron

and his sons shall come, and they shall take

down the covering veil and cover the ark of the

Testimony with it.

4:6 "Then they shall put on it a covering of

badger skins, and spread over that a cloth

entirely of blue; and they shall insert its poles.

4:7 "On the table of showbread they shall spread

a blue cloth, and put on it the dishes, the pans,

the bowls, and the pitchers for pouring; and the

showbread shall be on it.

4:8 "They shall spread over them a scarlet cloth,

and cover the same with a covering of badger

skins; and they shall insert its poles.

4:9 "And they shall take a blue cloth and cover

the lampstand of the light, with its lamps, its

wick-trimmers, its trays, and all its oil vessels,

with which they service it.

4:10 "Then they shall put it with all its utensils in

a covering of badger skins, and put it on a

carrying beam.

4:11 "Over the golden altar they shall spread a

blue cloth, and cover it with a covering of badger

skins; and they shall insert its poles.

4:12 "Then they shall take all the utensils of

service with which they minister in the

sanctuary, put them in a blue cloth, cover them

with a covering of badger skins, and put them on

a carrying beam.

4:13 "Also they shall take away the ashes from

the altar, and spread a purple cloth over it.

4:14 "They shall put on it all its implements with

which they minister there-the firepans, the forks,

the shovels, the basins, and all the utensils of the

altar-and they shall spread on it a covering of

badger skins, and insert its poles.

4:15 "And when Aaron and his sons have

finished covering the sanctuary and all the

furnishings of the sanctuary, when the camp is

set to go, then the sons of Kohath shall come to

carry them; but they shall not touch any holy

thing, lest they die. These are the things in the

tabernacle of meeting which the sons of Kohath

are to carry.

4:16 "The appointed duty of Eleazar the son of

Aaron the priest is the oil for the light, the sweet

incense, the daily grain offering, the anointing

oil, the oversight of all the tabernacle, of all that

is in it, with the sanctuary and its furnishings."

4:17 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron,

saying:

4:18 "Do not cut off the tribe of the families of

the Kohathites from among the Levites;

4:19 "but do this in regard to them, that they may

live and not die when they approach the most

holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in and

appoint each of them to his service and his task.

4:20 "But they shall not go in to watch while the

holy things are being covered, lest they die."

4:21 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

4:22 "Also take a census of the sons of Gershon,

by their fathers' house, by their families.

4:23 "From thirty years old and above, even to

fifty years old, you shall number them, all who

enter to perform the service, to do the work in

the tabernacle of meeting.

4:24 "This is the service of the families of the

Gershonites, in serving and carrying:

4:25 "They shall carry the curtains of the

tabernacle and the tabernacle of meeting with its

covering, the covering of badger skins that is on

it, the screen for the door of the tabernacle of

meeting,

4:26 "the screen for the door of the gate of the

court, the hangings of the court which are around

the tabernacle and altar, and their cords, all the

furnishings for their service and all that is made

for these things: so shall they serve.

4:27 "Aaron and his sons shall assign all the

service of the sons of the Gershonites, all their

tasks and all their service. And you shall appoint

to them all their tasks as their duty.

4:28 "This is the service of the families of the

sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of meeting.

And their duties shall be under the authority of

Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

4:29 "As for the sons of Merari, you shall

number them by their families and by their

fathers' house.

4:30 "From thirty years old and above, even to

fifty years old, you shall number them, everyone

who enters the service to do the work of the

tabernacle of meeting.

4:31 "And this is what they must carry as all

their service for the tabernacle of meeting: the

boards of the tabernacle, its bars, its pillars, its

sockets,

4:32 "and the pillars around the court with their

sockets, pegs, and cords, with all their

furnishings and all their service; and you shall

assign to each man by name the items he must

carry.

4:33 "This is the service of the families of the

sons of Merari, as all their service for the

tabernacle of meeting, under the authority of

Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest."

4:34 And Moses, Aaron, and the leaders of the

congregation numbered the sons of the

Kohathites by their families and by their fathers'

house,

4:35 from thirty years old and above, even to

fifty years old, everyone who entered the service

for work in the tabernacle of meeting;

4:36 and those who were numbered by their

families were two thousand seven hundred and

fifty.

4:37 These were the ones who were numbered of

the families of the Kohathites, all who might

serve in the tabernacle of meeting, whom Moses

and Aaron numbered according to the

commandment of Yahweh by the hand of Moses.

4:38 And those who were numbered of the sons

of Gershon, by their families and by their fathers'

house,

4:39 from thirty years old and above, even to

fifty years old, everyone who entered the service

for work in the tabernacle of meeting

4:40 those who were numbered by their families,

by their fathers' house, were two thousand six

hundred and thirty.

4:41 These are the ones who were numbered of

the families of the sons of Gershon, of all who

might serve in the tabernacle of meeting, whom

Moses and Aaron numbered according to the

commandment of Yahweh.

4:42 Those of the families of the sons of Merari

who were numbered, by their families, by their

fathers' house,

4:43 from thirty years old and above, even to

fifty years old, everyone who entered the service

for work in the tabernacle of meeting-

4:44 those who were numbered by their families

were three thousand two hundred.

4:45 These are the ones who were numbered of

the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses

and Aaron numbered according to the word of

Yahweh by the hand of Moses.

4:46 All who were numbered of the Levites,

whom Moses, Aaron, and the leaders of Israel

numbered, by their families and by their fathers'

houses,

4:47 from thirty years old and above, even to

fifty years old, everyone who came to do the

work of service and the work of bearing burdens

in the tabernacle of meeting-

4:48 those who were numbered were eight

thousand five hundred and eighty.

4:49 According to the commandment of Yahweh

they were numbered by the hand of Moses, each

according to his service and according to his

task; thus were they numbered by him, as

Yahweh commanded Moses.

 

Numbers 5:

5:1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

5:2 "Command the children of Israel that they

put out of the camp every leper, everyone who

has a discharge, and whoever becomes defiled by

a corpse.

5:3 "You shall put out both male and female; you

shall put them outside the camp, that they may

not defile their camps in the midst of which I

dwell."

5:4 And the children of Israel did so, and put

them outside the camp; as Yahweh spoke to

Moses, so the children of Israel did.

5:5 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

5:6 "Speak to the children of Israel: 'When a man

or woman commits any sin that men commit in

unfaithfulness against Yahweh, and that person

is guilty,

5:7 'then he shall confess the sin which he has

committed. He shall make restitution for his

trespass in full, plus one-fifth of it, and give it to

the one he has wronged.

5:8 'But if the man has no relative to whom

restitution may be made for the wrong, the

restitution for the wrong must go to Yahweh for

the priest, in addition to the ram of the atonement

with which atonement is made for him.

5:9 'Every offering of all the holy things of the

children of Israel, which they bring to the priest,

shall be his.

5:10 'And every man's holy things shall be his;

whatever any man gives the priest shall be his.' "

5:11 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

5:12 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to

them: 'If any man's wife goes astray and behaves

unfaithfully toward him,

5:13 'and a man lies with her carnally, and it is

hidden from the eyes of her husband, and it is

concealed that she has defiled herself, and there

was no witness against her, nor was she caught-

5:14 'if the spirit of jealousy comes upon him

and he becomes jealous of his wife, who has

defiled herself; or if the spirit of jealousy comes

upon him and he becomes jealous of his wife,

although she has not defiled herself-

5:15 'then the man shall bring his wife to the

priest. He shall bring the offering required for

her, one-tenth of an EPHAH of barley meal; he

shall pour no oil on it and put no frankincense on

it, because it is a grain offering of jealousy, an

offering for remembering, for bringing iniquity

to remembrance.

5:16 'And the priest shall bring her near, and set

her before Yahweh.

5:17 'The priest shall take holy water in an

earthen vessel, and take some of the dust that is

on the floor of the tabernacle and put it into the

water.

5:18 'Then the priest shall stand the woman

before Yahweh, uncover the woman's head, and

put the offering for remembering in her hands,

which is the grain offering of jealousy.

And the priest shall have in his hand the bitter

water that brings a curse.

5:19 'And the priest shall put her under oath, and

say to the woman, "If no man has lain with you,

and if you have not gone astray to uncleanness

while under your husband's authority, be free

from this bitter water that brings a curse.

5:20 "But if you have gone astray while under

your husband's authority, and if you have defiled

yourself and some man other than your husband

has lain with you"-

5:21 'then the priest shall put the woman under

the oath of the curse, and he shall say to the

woman-"Yahweh make you a curse and an oath

among your people, when Yahweh makes your

thigh rot and your belly swell;

5:22 "and may this water that causes the curse go

into your stomach, and make your belly swell

and your thigh rot." Then the woman shall say,

"Amen, so be it."

5:23 'Then the priest shall write these curses in a

book, and he shall scrape them off into the bitter

water.

5:24 'And he shall make the woman drink the

bitter water that brings a curse, and the water that

brings the curse shall enter her to become bitter.

5:25 'Then the priest shall take the grain offering

of jealousy from the woman's hand, shall wave

the offering before Yahweh, and bring it to the

altar;

5:26 'and the priest shall take a handful of the

offering, as its memorial portion, burn it on the

altar, and afterward make the woman drink the

water.

5:27 'When he has made her drink the water,

then it shall be, if she has defiled herself and

behaved unfaithfully toward her husband, that

the water that brings a curse will enter her and

become bitter, and her belly will swell, her thigh

will rot, and the woman will become a curse

among her people.

5:28 'But if the woman has not defiled herself,

and is clean, then she shall be free and may

conceive children.

5:29 'This is the law of jealousy, when a wife,

while under her husband's authority, goes astray

and defiles herself,

5:30 'or when the spirit of jealousy comes upon a

man, and he becomes jealous of his wife; then he

shall stand the woman before Yahweh, and the

priest shall execute all this law upon her.

5:31 'Then the man shall be free from iniquity,

but that woman shall bear her guilt.' "

 

Numbers 6:

6:1 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

6:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to

them: 'When either a man or woman consecrates

an offering to take the vow of a Nazirite, to

separate himself to Yahweh,

6:3 'he shall separate himself from wine and

similar drink; he shall drink neither vinegar made

from wine nor vinegar made from similar drink;

neither shall he drink any grape juice, nor eat

fresh grapes or raisins.

6:4 'All the days of his separation he shall eat

nothing that is produced by the grapevine, from

seed to skin.

6:5 'All the days of the vow of his separation no

razor shall come upon his head; until the days are

fulfilled for which he separated himself to

Yahweh, he shall be holy. Then he shall let the

locks of the hair of his head grow.

6:6 'All the days that he separates himself to

Yahweh he shall not go near a dead body.

6:7 'He shall not make himself unclean even for

his father or his mother, for his brother or his

sister, when they die, because his separation to

Yahweh is on his head.

6:8 'All the days of his separation he shall be

holy to Yahweh.

6:9 'And if anyone dies very suddenly beside

him, and he defiles his consecrated head, then he

shall shave his head on the day of his cleansing;

on the seventh day he shall shave it.

6:10 'Then on the eighth day he shall bring two

turtledoves or two young pigeons to the priest, to

the door of the tabernacle of meeting;

6:11 'and the priest shall offer one as a sin

offering and the other as a burnt offering, and

make atonement for him, because he sinned in

regard to the corpse; and he shall sanctify his

head that same day.

6:12 'He shall consecrate to Yahweh the days of

his separation, and bring a male lamb in its first

year as a trespass offering; but the former days

shall be lost, because his separation was defiled.

6:13 'Now this is the law of the Nazirite: When

the days of his separation are fulfilled, he shall

be brought to the door of the tabernacle of

meeting.

6:14 'And he shall present his offering to

Yahweh: one male lamb in its first year without

blemish as a burnt offering, one ewe lamb in its

first year without blemish as a sin offering, one

ram without blemish as a peace offering,

6:15 'a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine

flour mixed with oil, unleavened wafers anointed

with oil, and their grain and drink offerings.

6:16 'Then the priest shall bring them before

Yahweh and offer his sin offering and his burnt

offering;

6:17 'and he shall offer the ram as a sacrifice of

peace offering to Yahweh, with the basket of

unleavened bread; the priest shall also offer its

grain offering and its drink offering.

6:18 'Then the Nazirite shall shave his

consecrated head at the door of the tabernacle of

meeting, and shall take the hair from his

consecrated head and put it on the fire which is

under the sacrifice of the peace offering.

6:19 'And the priest shall take the boiled

shoulder of the ram, one unleavened cake from

the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and put

them upon the hands of the Nazirite after he has

shaved his consecrated hair,

6:20 'and the priest shall wave them as a wave

offering before Yahweh; they are holy for the

priest, together with the breast of the wave

offering and the thigh of the heave offering.

After that the Nazirite may drink wine.'

6:21 "This is the law of the Nazirite who vows

to Yahweh the offering for his separation, and

besides that, whatever else his hand is able to

provide; according to his vow, so he must do

according to the law of his separation."

6:22 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

6:23 "Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, 'This

is the way you shall bless the children of Israel.

Say to them:

6:24 "Yahweh bless you and keep you;

6:25 Yahweh make His face shine upon you,

And be gracious to you;

6:26 Yahweh lift up His countenance upon you,

And give you peace." '

6:27 "So they shall put My name on the children

of Israel, and I will bless them."

 

Numbers 7:

7:1 Now it came to pass, when Moses had

finished setting up the tabernacle, that he

anointed it and consecrated it and all its

furnishings, and the altar and all its utensils; so

he anointed them and consecrated them.

7:2 Then the leaders of Israel, the heads of their

fathers' houses, who were the leaders of the

tribes and over those who were numbered, made

an offering.

7:3 And they brought their offering before

Yahweh, six covered carts and twelve oxen, a

cart for every two of the leaders, and for each

one an ox; and they presented them before the

tabernacle.

7:4 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

7:5 "Accept these from them, that they may be

used in doing the work of the tabernacle of

meeting; and you shall give them to the Levites,

to every man according to his service."

7:6 So Moses took the carts and the oxen, and

gave them to the Levites.

7:7 Two carts and four oxen he gave to the sons

of Gershon, according to their service;

7:8 and four carts and eight oxen he gave to the

sons of Merari, according to their service, under

the authority of Ithamar the son of Aaron the

priest.

7:9 But to the sons of Kohath he gave none,

because theirs was the service of the holy things,

which they carried on their shoulders.

7:10 Now the leaders offered the dedication

offering for the altar when it was anointed; so the

leaders offered their offering before the altar.

7:11 For Yahweh said to Moses, "They shall

offer their offering, one leader each day, for the

dedication of the altar."

7:12 And the one who offered his offering on

the first day was Nahshon the son of

Amminadab, from the tribe of Judah.

7:13 His offering was one silver platter, the

weight of which was one hundred and thirty

shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels,

according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of

them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain

offering;

7:14 one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

7:15 one young bull, one ram, and one male

lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

7:16 one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

7:17 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings: two

oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male

lambs in their first year. This was the offering of

Nahshon the son of Amminadab.

7:18 On the second day Nethanel the son of

Zuar, leader of Issachar, presented an offering.

7:19 For his offering he offered one silver

platter, the weight of which was one hundred and

thirty shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy

shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary,

both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a

grain offering;

7:20 one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

7:21 one young bull, one ram, and one male

lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

7:22 one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

7:23 and as the sacrifice of peace offerings: two

oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male

lambs in their first year. This was the offering of

Nethanel the son of Zuar.

7:24 On the third day Eliab the son of Helon,

leader of the children of Zebulun, presented an

offering.

7:25 His offering was one silver platter, the

weight of which was one hundred and thirty

shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels,

according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of

them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain

offering;

7:26 one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

7:27 one young bull, one ram, and one male

lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

7:28 one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

7:29 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings: two

oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male

lambs in their first year. This was the offering of

Eliab the son of Helon.

7:30 On the fourth day Elizur the son of

Shedeur, leader of the children of Reuben,

presented an offering.

7:31 His offering was one silver platter, the

weight of which was one hundred and thirty

shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels,

according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of

them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain

offering;

7:32 one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

7:33 one young bull, one ram, and one male

lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

7:34 one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

7:35 and as the sacrifice of peace offerings: two

oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male

lambs in their first year. This was the offering of

Elizur the son of Shedeur.

7:36 On the fifth day Shelumiel the son of

Zurishaddai, leader of the children of Simeon,

presented an offering.

7:37 His offering was one silver platter, the

weight of which was one hundred and thirty

shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels,

according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of

them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain

offering;

7:38 one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

7:39 one young bull, one ram, and one male

lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

7:40 one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

7:41 and as the sacrifice of peace offerings: two

oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male

lambs in their first year. This was the offering of

Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

7:42 On the sixth day Eliasaph the son of Deuel,

leader of the children of Gad, presented an

offering.

7:43 His offering was one silver platter, the

weight of which was one hundred and thirty

shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels,

according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of

them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain

offering;

7:44 one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

7:45 one young bull, one ram, and one male

lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

7:46 one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

7:47 and as the sacrifice of peace offerings: two

oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male

lambs in their first year. This was the offering of

Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

7:48 On the seventh day Elishama the son of

Ammihud, leader of the children of Ephraim,

presented an offering.

7:49 His offering was one silver platter, the

weight of which was one hundred and thirty

shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels,

according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of

them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain

offering;

7:50 one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

7:51 one young bull, one ram, and one male

lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

7:52 one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

7:53 and as the sacrifice of peace offerings: two

oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male

lambs in their first year. This was the offering of

Elishama the son of Ammihud.

7:54 On the eighth day Gamaliel the son of

Pedahzur, leader of the children of Manasseh,

presented an offering.

7:55 His offering was one silver platter, the

weight of which was one hundred and thirty

shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels,

according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of

them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain

offering;

7:56 one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

7:57 one young bull, one ram, and one male

lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

7:58 one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

7:59 and as the sacrifice of peace offerings: two

oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male

lambs in their first year. This was the offering of

Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

7:60 On the ninth day Abidan the son of

Gideoni, leader of the children of Benjamin,

presented an offering.

7:61 His offering was one silver platter, the

weight of which was one hundred and thirty

shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels,

according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of

them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain

offering;

7:62 one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

7:63 one young bull, one ram, and one male

lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

7:64 one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

7:65 and as the sacrifice of peace offerings: two

oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male

lambs in their first year. This was the offering of

Abidan the son of Gideoni.

7:66 On the tenth day Ahiezer the son of

Ammishaddai, leader of the children of Dan,

presented an offering.

7:67 His offering was one silver platter, the

weight of which was one hundred and thirty

shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels,

according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of

them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain

offering;

7:68 one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

7:69 one young bull, one ram, and one male

lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

7:70 one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

7:71 and as the sacrifice of peace offerings: two

oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male

lambs in their first year. This was the offering of

Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

7:72 On the eleventh day Pagiel the son of

Ocran, leader of the children of Asher, presented

an offering.

7:73 His offering was one silver platter, the

weight of which was one hundred and thirty

shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels,

according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of

them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain

offering;

7:74 one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

7:75 one young bull, one ram, and one male

lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

7:76 one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

7:77 and as the sacrifice of peace offerings: two

oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male

lambs in their first year. This was the offering of

Pagiel the son of Ocran.

7:78 On the twelfth day Ahira the son of Enan,

leader of the children of Naphtali, presented an

offering.

7:79 His offering was one silver platter, the

weight of which was one hundred and thirty

shekels, and one silver bowl of seventy shekels,

according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of

them full of fine flour mixed with oil as a grain

offering;

7:80 one gold pan of ten shekels, full of incense;

7:81 one young bull, one ram, and one male

lamb in its first year, as a burnt offering;

7:82 one kid of the goats as a sin offering;

7:83 and as the sacrifice of peace offerings: two

oxen, five rams, five male goats, and five male

lambs in their first year. This was the offering of

Ahira the son of Enan.

7:84 This was the dedication offering for the

altar from the leaders of Israel, when it was

anointed: twelve silver platters, twelve silver

bowls, and twelve gold pans.

7:85 Each silver platter weighed one hundred

and thirty shekels and each bowl seventy

 

Numbers 7:

shekels. All the silver of the vessels weighed two

thousand four hundred shekels, according to the

shekel of the sanctuary.

7:86 The twelve gold pans full of incense

weighed ten shekels apiece, according to the

shekel of the sanctuary; all the gold of the pans

weighed one hundred and twenty shekels.

7:87 All the oxen for the burnt offering were

twelve young bulls, the rams twelve, the male

lambs in their first year twelve, with their grain

offering, and the kids of the goats as a sin

offering twelve.

7:88 And all the oxen for the sacrifice of peace

offerings were twenty-four bulls, the rams sixty,

the male goats sixty, and the lambs in their first

year sixty. This was the dedication offering for

the altar after it was anointed.

7:89 Now when Moses went into the tabernacle

of meeting to speak with Him, he heard the voice

of One speaking to him from above the mercy

seat that was on the ark of the Testimony, from

between the two cherubim; thus He spoke to

him.

 

Numbers 8:

8:1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

8:2 "Speak to Aaron, and say to him, 'When you

arrange the lamps, the seven lamps shall give

light in front of the lampstand.' "

8:3 And Aaron did so; he arranged the lamps to

face toward the front of the lampstand, as

Yahweh commanded Moses.

8:4 Now this workmanship of the lampstand was

hammered gold; from its shaft to its flowers it

was hammered work. According to the pattern

which Yahweh had shown Moses, so he made

the lampstand.

8:5 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

8:6 "Take the Levites from among the children

of Israel and cleanse them ceremonially.

8:7 "Thus you shall do to them to cleanse them:

Sprinkle water of purification on them, and let

them shave all their body, and let them wash

their clothes, and so make themselves clean.

8:8 "Then let them take a young bull with its

grain offering of fine flour mixed with oil, and

you shall take another young bull as a sin

offering.

8:9 "And you shall bring the Levites before the

tabernacle of meeting, and you shall gather

together the whole congregation of the children

of Israel.

8:10 "So you shall bring the Levites before

Yahweh, and the children of Israel shall lay their

hands on the Levites;

8:11 "and Aaron shall offer the Levites before

Yahweh, like a wave offering from the children

of Israel, that they may perform the work of

Yahweh.

8:12 "Then the Levites shall lay their hands on

the heads of the young bulls, and you shall offer

one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt

offering to Yahweh, to make atonement for the

Levites.

8:13 "And you shall stand the Levites before

Aaron and his sons, and then offer them like a

wave offering to Yahweh.

8:14 "Thus you shall separate the Levites from

among the children of Israel, and the Levites

shall be Mine.

8:15 "After that the Levites shall go in to service

the tabernacle of meeting. So you shall cleanse

them and offer them, like a wave offering.

8:16 "For they are wholly given to Me from

among the children of Israel; I have taken them

for Myself instead of all who open the womb, the

firstborn of all the children of Israel.

8:17 "For all the firstborn among the children of

Israel are Mine, both man and beast; on the day

that I struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt

I sanctified them to Myself.

8:18 "I have taken the Levites instead of all the

firstborn of the children of Israel.

8:19 "And I have given the Levites as a gift to

Aaron and his sons from among the children of

Israel, to do the work for the children of Israel in

the tabernacle of meeting, and to make

atonement for the children of Israel, that there be

no plague among the children of Israel when the

children of Israel come near the sanctuary."

8:20 Thus Moses and Aaron and all the

congregation of the children of Israel did to the

Levites; according to all that Yahweh

commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so

the children of Israel did to them.

8:21 And the Levites purified themselves and

washed their clothes; then Aaron presented them,

like a wave offering before Yahweh, and Aaron

made atonement for them to cleanse them.

8:22 After that the Levites went in to do their

work in the tabernacle of meeting before Aaron

and his sons; as Yahweh commanded Moses

concerning the Levites, so they did to them.

8:23 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

8:24 "This is what pertains to the Levites: From

twenty-five years old and above one may enter to

perform service in the work of the tabernacle of

meeting;

8:25 "and at the age of fifty years they must

cease performing this work, and shall work no

more.

8:26 "They may minister with their brethren in

the tabernacle of meeting, to attend to needs, but

they themselves shall do no work. Thus you shall

do to the Levites regarding their duties."

 

Numbers 9:

9:1 Now Yahweh spoke to Moses in the

Wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the

second year after they had come out of the land

of Egypt, saying:

9:2 "Let the children of Israel keep the Passover

at its appointed time.

9:3 "On the fourteenth day of this month, at

twilight, you shall keep it at its appointed time.

According to all its rites and ceremonies you

shall keep it."

9:4 So Moses told the children of Israel that they

should keep the Passover.

9:5 And they kept the Passover on the fourteenth

day of the first month, at twilight, in the

Wilderness of Sinai; according to all that

Yahweh commanded Moses, so the children of

Israel did.

9:6 Now there were certain men who were

defiled by a human corpse, so that they could not

keep the Passover on that day; and they came

before Moses and Aaron that day.

9:7 And those men said to him, "We became

defiled by a human corpse. Why are we kept

from presenting the offering of Yahweh at its

appointed time among the children of Israel?"

9:8 And Moses said to them, "Stand still, that I

may hear what Yahweh will command

concerning you."

9:9 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

9:10 "Speak to the children of Israel, saying: 'If

anyone of you or your posterity is unclean

because of a corpse, or is far away on a journey,

he may still keep Yahweh’s Passover.

9:11 'On the fourteenth day of the second month,

at twilight, they may keep it. They shall eat it

with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

9:12 'They shall leave none of it until morning,

nor break one of its bones. According to all the

ordinances of the Passover they shall keep it.

9:13 'But the man who is clean and is not on a

journey, and ceases to keep the Passover, that

same person shall be cut off from among his

people, because he did not bring the offering of

Yahweh at its appointed time; that man shall

bear his sin.

9:14 'And if a stranger dwells among you, and

would keep Yahweh’s Passover, he must do so

according to the rite of the Passover and

according to its ceremony; you shall have one

ordinance, both for the stranger and the native of

the land.' "

9:15 Now on the day that the tabernacle was

raised up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the

tent of the Testimony; from evening until

morning it was above the tabernacle like the

appearance of fire.

9:16 So it was always: the cloud covered it by

day, and the appearance of fire by night.

9:17 Whenever the cloud was taken up from

above the tabernacle, after that the children of

Israel would journey; and in the place where the

cloud settled, there the children of Israel would

pitch their tents.

9:18 At the command of Yahweh the children of

Israel would journey, and at the command of

Yahweh they would camp; as long as the cloud

stayed above the tabernacle they remained

encamped.

9:19 Even when the cloud continued long, many

days above the tabernacle, the children of Israel

kept the charge of Yahweh and did not journey.

9:20 So it was, when the cloud was above the

tabernacle a few days: according to the command

of Yahweh they would remain encamped, and

according to the command of Yahweh they

would journey.

9:21 So it was, when the cloud remained only

from evening until morning: when the cloud was

taken up in the morning, then they would

journey; whether by day or by night, whenever

the cloud was taken up, they would journey.

mbers 9:

9:22 Whether it was two days, a month, or a year

that the cloud remained above the tabernacle, the

children of Israel would remain encamped and

not journey; but when it was taken up, they

would journey.

9:23 At the command of Yahweh they remained

encamped, and at the command of Yahweh they

journeyed; they kept the charge of Yahweh, at

the command of Yahweh by the hand of Moses.

 

Numbers 10:

10:1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

10:2 "Make two silver trumpets for yourself; you

shall make them of hammered work; you shall

use them for calling the congregation and for

directing the movement of the camps.

10:3 "When they blow both of them, all the

congregation shall gather before you at the door

of the tabernacle of meeting.

10:4 "But if they blow only one, then the leaders,

the heads of the divisions of Israel, shall gather

to you.

10:5 "When you sound the advance, the camps

that lie on the east side shall then begin their

journey.

10:6 "When you sound the advance the second

time, then the camps that lie on the south side

shall begin their journey; they shall sound the

call for them to begin their journeys.

10:7 "And when the assembly is to be gathered

together, you shall blow, but not sound the

advance.

10:8 "The sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow

the trumpets; and these shall be to you as an

ordinance forever throughout your generations.

10:9 "When you go to war in your land against

the enemy who oppresses you, then you shall

sound an alarm with the trumpets, and you will

be remembered before Yahweh your God, and

you will be saved from your enemies.

10:10 "Also in the day of your gladness, in your

appointed feasts, and at the beginning of your

months, you shall blow the trumpets over your

burnt offerings and over the sacrifices of your

peace offerings; and they shall be a memorial for

you before your God: I am Yahweh your God."

10:11 Now it came to pass on the twentieth day

of the second month, in the second year, that the

cloud was taken up from above the tabernacle of

the Testimony.

10:12 And the children of Israel set out from the

Wilderness of Sinai on their journeys; then the

cloud settled down in the Wilderness of Paran.

10:13 So they started out for the first time

according to the command of Yahweh by the

hand of Moses.

10:14 The standard of the camp of the children

of Judah set out first according to their armies;

over their army was Nahshon the son of

Amminadab.

10:15 Over the army of the tribe of the children

of Issachar was Nethanel the son of Zuar.

10:16 And over the army of the tribe of the

children of Zebulun was Eliab the son of Helon.

10:17 Then the tabernacle was taken down; and

the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari set

out, carrying the tabernacle.

10:18 And the standard of the camp of Reuben

set out according to their armies; over their army

was Elizur the son of Shedeur.

10:19 Over the army of the tribe of the children

of Simeon was Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

10:20 And over the army of the tribe of the

children of Gad was Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

10:21 Then the Kohathites set out, carrying the

holy things. (The tabernacle would be prepared

for their arrival.)

10:22 And the standard of the camp of the

children of Ephraim set out according to their

armies; over their army was Elishama the son of

Ammihud.

10:23 Over the army of the tribe of the children

of Manasseh was Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

10:24 And over the army of the tribe of the

children of Benjamin was Abidan the son of

Gideoni.

10:25 Then the standard of the camp of the

children of Dan (the rear guard of all the camps)

set out according to their armies; over their army

was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

10:26 Over the army of the tribe of the children

of Asher was Pagiel the son of Ocran.

10:27 And over the army of the tribe of the

children of Naphtali was Ahira the son of Enan.

10:28 Thus was the order of march of the

children of Israel, according to their armies,

when they began their journey.

Numbers 10:

10:29 Now Moses said to Hobab the son of

Reuel the Midianite, Moses' father-in-law, "We

are setting out for the place of which Yahweh

said, 'I will give it to you.' Come with us, and we

will treat you well; for Yahweh has promised

good things to Israel."

10:30 And he said to him, "I will not go, but I

will depart to my own land and to my relatives."

10:31 So Moses said, "Please do not leave,

inasmuch as you know how we are to camp in

the wilderness, and you can be our eyes.

10:32 "And it shall be, if you go with us-indeed

it shall be-that whatever good Yahweh will do to

us, the same we will do to you."

10:33 So they departed from the mountain of

Yahweh on a journey of three days; and the ark

of the covenant of Yahweh went before them for

the three days' journey, to search out a resting

place for them.

10:34 And the cloud of Yahweh was above them

by day when they went out from the camp.

10:35 So it was, whenever the ark set out, that

Moses said:

"Rise up, O Yahweh!

Let Your enemies be scattered,

And let those who hate You flee before You."

10:36 And when it rested, he said:

"Return, O Yahweh,

To the many thousands of Israel."

 

Numbers 11:

11:1 Now when the people complained, it

displeased Yahweh; for Yahweh heard it, and

His anger was aroused. So the fire of Yahweh

burned among them, and consumed some in the

outskirts of the camp.

11:2 Then the people cried out to Moses, and

when Moses prayed to Yahweh, the fire was

quenched.

11:3 So he called the name of the place Taberah,

because the fire of Yahweh had burned among

them.

11:4 Now the mixed multitude who were among

them yielded to intense craving; so the children

of Israel also wept again and said: "Who will

give us meat to eat?

11:5 "We remember the fish which we ate freely

in Egypt, the cucumbers, the melons, the leeks,

the onions, and the garlic;

11:6 "but now our whole being is dried up; there

is nothing at all except this manna before our

eyes!"

11:7 Now the manna was like coriander seed,

and its color like the color of bdellium.

11:8 The people went about and gathered it,

ground it on millstones or beat it in the mortar,

cooked it in pans, and made cakes of it; and its

taste was like the taste of pastry prepared with

oil.

11:9 And when the dew fell on the camp in the

night, the manna fell on it.

11:10 Then Moses heard the people weeping

throughout their families, everyone at the door of

his tent; and the anger of Yahweh was greatly

aroused; Moses also was displeased.

11:11 So Moses said to Yahweh, "Why have

You afflicted Your servant? And why have I not

found favor in Your sight, that You have laid the

burden of all these people on me?

11:12 "Did I conceive all these people? Did I

beget them, that You should say to me, 'Carry

them in your bosom, as a guardian carries a

nursing child,' to the land which You swore to

their fathers?

11:13 "Where am I to get meat to give to all

these people? For they weep all over me, saying,

'Give us meat, that we may eat.'

11:14 "I am not able to bear all these people

alone, because the burden is too heavy for me.

11:15 "If You treat me like this, please kill me

here and now-if I have found favor in Your

sight-and do not let me see my wretchedness!"

11:16 So Yahweh said to Moses: "Gather to Me

seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you

know to be the elders of the people and officers

over them; bring them to the tabernacle of

meeting, that they may stand there with you.

11:17 "Then I will come down and talk with you

there. I will take of My Spirit that is upon you

and will put the same upon them; and they shall

bear the burden of the people with you, that you

may not bear it yourself alone.

11:18 "Then you shall say to the people,

'Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, and you

shall eat meat; for you have wept in the hearing

of Yahweh, saying, "Who will give us meat to

eat? For it was well with us in Egypt." Therefore

Yahweh will give you meat, and you shall eat.

11:19 'You shall eat, not one day, nor two days,

nor five days, nor ten days, nor twenty days,

11:20 'but for a whole month, until it comes out

of your nostrils and becomes loathsome to you,

because you have despised Yahweh who is

among you, and have wept before Him, saying,

"Why did we ever come up out of Egypt?" ' "

11:21 And Moses said, "The people whom I am

among are six hundred thousand men on foot;

yet You have said, 'I will give them meat, that

they may eat for a whole month.'

11:22 "Shall flocks and herds be slaughtered for

them, to provide enough for them? Or shall all

the fish of the sea be gathered together for them,

to provide enough for them?"

11:23 And Yahweh said to Moses, "Has

Yahweh’s arm been shortened? Now you shall

see if what I say will happen to you or not."

11:24 So Moses went out and told the people the

words of Yahweh, and he gathered the seventy

men of the elders of the people and placed them

around the tabernacle.

11:25 Then Yahweh came down in the cloud,

and spoke to him, and took of His Spirit that was

upon him, and placed the same upon the seventy

elders; and it happened, when His Spirit rested

upon them, that they prophesied, although they

never did so again.

11:26 But two men had remained in the camp:

the name of one was Eldad, and the name of the

other Medad. And His Spirit rested upon them.

Now they were among those listed, but who had

not gone out to the tabernacle; yet they

prophesied in the camp.

11:27 And a young man ran and told Moses, and

said, "Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the

camp."

11:28 So Joshua the son of Nun, Moses'

assistant, one of his choice men, answered and

said, "Moses my lord, forbid them!"

11:29 Then Moses said to him, "Are you zealous

for my sake? Oh, that all Yahweh’s people were

prophets and that Yahweh would put His Spirit

upon them!"

11:30 And Moses returned to the camp, both he

and the elders of Israel.

11:31 Now a wind went out from Yahweh, and

it brought quail from the sea and left them

fluttering near the camp, about a day's journey

on this side and about a day's journey on the

other side, all around the camp, and about two

cubits above the surface of the ground.

11:32 And the people stayed up all that day, all

night, and all the next day, and gathered the quail

(he who gathered least gathered ten homers); and

they spread them out for themselves all around

the camp.

11:33 But while the meat was still between their

teeth, before it was chewed, the wrath of

Yahweh was aroused against the people, and

Yahweh struck the people with a very great

plague.

11:34 So he called the name of that place

Kibroth Hattaavah, because there they buried the

people who had yielded to craving.

11:35 From Kibroth Hattaavah the people moved

to Hazeroth, and camped at Hazeroth.

 

Numbers 12:

12:1 Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against

Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom

he had married; for he had married an Ethiopian

woman.

12:2 So they said, "Has Yahweh indeed spoken

only through Moses? Has He not spoken through

us also?" And Yahweh heard it.

12:3 (Now the man Moses was very humble,

more than all men who were on the face of the

earth.)

12:4 Suddenly Yahweh said to Moses, Aaron,

and Miriam, "Come out, you three, to the

tabernacle of meeting!" So the three came out.

12:5 Then Yahweh came down in the pillar of

cloud and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and

called Aaron and Miriam. And they both went

forward.

12:6 Then He said, "Hear now My words:

If there is a prophet among you,

I, Yahweh, make Myself known to him in a

vision;

I speak to him in a dream.

12:7 Not so with My servant Moses;

He is faithful in all My house.

12:8 I speak with him face to face,

Even plainly, and not in dark sayings;

And he sees the form of Yahweh.

Why then were you not afraid

To speak against My servant Moses?"

12:9 So the anger of Yahweh was aroused

against them, and He departed.

12:10 And when the cloud departed from above

the tabernacle, suddenly Miriam became leprous,

as white as snow. Then Aaron turned toward

Miriam, and there she was, a leper.

12:11 So Aaron said to Moses, "Oh, my lord!

Please do not lay this sin on us, in which we

have done foolishly and in which we have

sinned.

12:12 "Please do not let her be as one dead,

whose flesh is half consumed when he comes out

of his mother's womb!"

12:13 So Moses cried out to Yahweh, saying,

"Please heal her, O Yahweh, I pray!"

12:14 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "If her

father had but spit in her face, would she not be

shamed seven days? Let her be shut out of the

camp seven days, and afterward she may be

received again."

12:15 So Miriam was shut out of the camp seven

days, and the people did not journey till Miriam

was brought in again.

12:16 And afterward the people moved from

Hazeroth and camped in the Wilderness of

Paran.

 

Numbers 13:

13:1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

13:2 "Send men to spy out the land of Canaan,

which I am giving to the children of Israel; from

each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man,

every one a leader among them."

13:3 So Moses sent them from the Wilderness of

Paran according to the command of Yahweh, all

of them men who were heads of the children of

Israel.

13:4 Now these were their names: from the tribe

of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur;

13:5 from the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son

of Hori;

13:6 from the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of

Jephunneh;

13:7 from the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of

Joseph;

13:8 from the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea the son

of Nun;

13:9 from the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of

Raphu;

13:10 from the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son

of Sodi;

13:11 from the tribe of Joseph, that is, from the

tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi;

13:12 from the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of

Gemalli;

13:13 from the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of

Michael;

13:14 from the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son

of Vophsi;

13:15 from the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of

Machi.

13:16 These are the names of the men whom

Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses

called Hoshea the son of Nun, Joshua.

13:17 Then Moses sent them to spy out the land

of Canaan, and said to them, "Go up this way

into the South, and go up to the mountains,

13:18 "and see what the land is like: whether the

people who dwell in it are strong or weak, few or

many;

13:19 "whether the land they dwell in is good or

bad; whether the cities they inhabit are like

camps or strongholds;

13:20 "whether the land is rich or poor; and

whether there are forests there or not. Be of good

courage. And bring some of the fruit of the

land." Now the time was the season of the first

ripe grapes.

13:21 So they went up and spied out the land

from the Wilderness of Zin as far as Rehob, near

the entrance of Hamath.

13:22 And they went up through the South and

came to Hebron; Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai,

the descendants of Anak, were there. (Now

Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in

Egypt.)

13:23 Then they came to the Valley of Eshcol,

and there cut down a branch with one cluster of

grapes; they carried it between two of them on a

pole. They also brought some of the

pomegranates and figs.

13:24 The place was called the Valley of Eshcol,

because of the cluster which the men of Israel cut

down there.

13:25 And they returned from spying out the

land after forty days.

13:26 Now they departed and came back to

Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the

children of Israel in the Wilderness of Paran, at

Kadesh; they brought back word to them and to

all the congregation, and showed them the fruit

of the land.

bers 13:

13:27 Then they told him, and said: "We went to

the land where you sent us. It truly flows with

milk and honey, and this is its fruit.

13:28 "Nevertheless the people who dwell in the

land are strong; the cities are fortified and very

large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak

there.

13:29 "The Amalekites dwell in the land of the

South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the

Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the

Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks

of the Jordan."

13:30 Then Caleb quieted the people before

Moses, and said, "Let us go up at once and take

possession, for we are well able to overcome it."

13:31 But the men who had gone up with him

said, "We are not able to go up against the

people, for they are stronger than we."

13:32 And they gave the children of Israel a bad

report of the land which they had spied out,

saying, "The land through which we have gone

as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and

all the people whom we saw in it are men of

great stature.

13:33 "There we saw the giants (the descendants

of Anak came from the giants); and we were like

grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in

their sight."

Numbers 14:

14:1 So all the congregation lifted up their voices

and cried, and the people wept that night.

14:2 And all the children of Israel complained

against Moses and Aaron, and the whole

congregation said to them, "If only we had died

in the land of Egypt! Or if only we had died in

this wilderness!

14:3 "Why has Yahweh brought us to this land to

fall by the sword, that our wives and children

should become victims? Would it not be better

for us to return to Egypt?"

14:4 So they said to one another, "Let us select a

leader and return to Egypt."

14:5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces

before all the assembly of the congregation of

the children of Israel.

14:6 But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the

son of Jephunneh, who were among those who

had spied out the land, tore their clothes;

14:7 and they spoke to all the congregation of

the children of Israel, saying: "The land we

passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good

land.

14:8 "If Yahweh delights in us, then He will

bring us into this land and give it to us, 'a land

which flows with milk and honey.'

14:9 "Only do not rebel against Yahweh, nor fear

the people of the land, for they are our bread;

their protection has departed from them, and

Yahweh is with us. Do not fear them."

14:10 And all the congregation said to stone

them with stones. Now the glory of Yahweh

appeared in the tabernacle of meeting before all

the children of Israel.

14:11 Then Yahweh said to Moses: "How long

will these people reject Me? And how long will

they not believe Me, with all the signs which I

have performed among them?

14:12 "I will strike them with the pestilence and

disinherit them, and I will make of you a nation

greater and mightier than they."

14:13 And Moses said to Yahweh: "Then the

Egyptians will hear it, for by Your might You

brought these people up from among them,

14:14 "and they will tell it to the inhabitants of

this land. They have heard that You, LORD, are

among these people; that You, LORD, are seen

face to face and Your cloud stands above them,

and You go before them in a pillar of cloud by

day and in a pillar of fire by night.

14:15 "Now if You kill these people as one man,

then the nations which have heard of Your fame

will speak, saying,

14:16 'Because Yahweh was not able to bring

this people to the land which He swore to give

them, therefore He killed them in the wilderness.'

14:17 "And now, I pray, let the power of my

LORD be great, just as You have spoken, saying,

14:18 'Yahweh is longsuffering and abundant in

mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but

He by no means clears the guilty, visiting the

iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third

and fourth generation.'

14:19 "Pardon the iniquity of this people, I pray,

according to the greatness of Your mercy, just as

You have forgiven this people, from Egypt even

until now."

14:20 Then Yahweh said: "I have pardoned,

according to your word;

14:21 "but truly, as I live, all the earth shall be

filled with the glory of Yahweh

14:22 "because all these men who have seen My

glory and the signs which I did in Egypt and in

the wilderness, and have put Me to the test now

these ten times, and have not heeded My voice,

14:23 "they certainly shall not see the land of

which I swore to their fathers, nor shall any of

those who rejected Me see it.

14:24 "But My servant Caleb, because he has a

different spirit in him and has followed Me fully,

I will bring into the land where he went, and his

descendants shall inherit it.

14:25 "Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites

dwell in the valley; tomorrow turn and move out

into the wilderness by the Way of the Red Sea."

14:26 And Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron,

saying,

14:27 "How long shall I bear with this evil

congregation who complain against Me? I have

heard the complaints which the children of Israel

make against Me.

14:28 "Say to them, 'As I live,' says Yahweh,

'just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will

do to you:

14:29 'The carcasses of you who have

complained against Me shall fall in this

wilderness, all of you who were numbered,

according to your entire number, from twenty

years old and above.

14:30 'Except for Caleb the son of Jephunneh

and Joshua the son of Nun, you shall by no

means enter the land which I swore I would

make you dwell in.

14:31 'But your little ones, whom you said would

be victims, I will bring in, and they shall know

the land which you have despised.

14:32 'But as for you, your carcasses shall fall in

this wilderness.

14:33 'And your sons shall be shepherds in the

wilderness forty years, and bear the brunt of your

infidelity, until your carcasses are consumed in

the wilderness.

14:34 'According to the number of the days in

which you spied out the land, forty days, for

each day you shall bear your guilt one year,

namely forty years, and you shall know My

rejection.

14:35 'I Yahweh have spoken this; I will surely

do so to all this evil congregation who are

gathered together against Me. In this wilderness

they shall be consumed, and there they shall

die’”.

14:36 Now the men whom Moses sent to spy out

the land, who returned and made all the

congregation complain against him by bringing a

bad report of the land,

14:37 those very men who brought the evil

report about the land, died by the plague before

Yahweh.

14:38 But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the

son of Jephunneh remained alive, of the men

who went to spy out the land.

14:39 Then Moses told these words to all the

children of Israel, and the people mourned

greatly.

14:40 And they rose early in the morning and

went up to the top of the mountain, saying, "Here

we are, and we will go up to the place which

Yahweh has promised, for we have sinned!"

14:41 And Moses said, "Now why do you

transgress the command of Yahweh? For this

will not succeed.

14:42 "Do not go up, lest you be defeated by

your enemies, for Yahweh is not among you.

14:43 "For the Amalekites and the Canaanites

are there before you, and you shall fall by the

sword; because you have turned away from

Yahweh, Yahweh will not be with you."

14:44 But they presumed to go up to the

mountaintop; nevertheless, neither the ark of the

covenant of Yahweh nor Moses departed from

the camp.

14:45 Then the Amalekites and the Canaanites

who dwelt in that mountain came down and

attacked them, and drove them back as far as

Hormah.

 

Numbers 15:

15:1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

15:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to

them: 'When you have come into the land you

are to inhabit, which I am giving to you,

15:3 'and you make an offering by fire to

Yahweh, a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to fulfill

a vow or as a freewill offering or in your

appointed feasts, to make a sweet aroma to

Yahweh, from the herd or the flock,

15:4 'then he who presents his offering to

Yahweh shall bring a grain offering of one-tenth

of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-fourth

of a HIN of oil;

15:5 'and one-fourth of a HIN of wine as a drink

offering you shall prepare with the burnt offering

or the sacrifice, for each lamb.

15:6 'Or for a ram you shall prepare as a grain

offering two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour

mixed with one-third of a HIN of oil;

15:7 'and as a drink offering you shall offer onethird

of a HIN of wine as a sweet aroma to

Yahweh.

15:8 'And when you prepare a young bull as a

burnt offering, or as a sacrifice to fulfill a vow,

or as a peace offering to Yahweh,

15:9 'then shall be offered with the young bull a

grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of fine

flour mixed with half a HIN of oil;

15:10 'and you shall bring as the drink offering

half a hin of wine as an offering made by fire, a

sweet aroma to Yahweh.

15:11 'Thus it shall be done for each young bull,

for each ram, or for each lamb or young goat.

15:12 'According to the number that you prepare,

so you shall do with everyone according to their

number.

15:13 'All who are native-born shall do these

things in this manner, in presenting an offering

made by fire, a sweet aroma to Yahweh.

15:14 'And if a stranger dwells with you, or

whoever is among you throughout your

generations, and would present an offering made

by fire, a sweet aroma to Yahweh, just as you do,

so shall he do.

15:15 'One ordinance shall be for you of the

assembly and for the stranger who dwells with

you, an ordinance forever throughout your

generations; as you are, so shall the stranger be

before Yahweh.

15:16 'One law and one custom shall be for you

and for the stranger who dwells with you.' "

15:17 Again Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

15:18 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to

them: 'When you come into the land to which I

bring you,

15:19 'then it will be, when you eat of the bread

of the land, that you shall offer up a heave

offering to Yahweh.

15:20 'You shall offer up a cake of the first of

your ground meal as a heave offering; as a heave

offering of the threshing floor, so shall you offer

it up.

15:21 'Of the first of your ground meal you shall

give to Yahweh a heave offering throughout your

generations.

15:22 'If you sin unintentionally, and do not

observe all these commandments which Yahweh

has spoken to Moses-

15:23 'all that Yahweh has commanded you by

the hand of Moses, from the day Yahweh gave

commandment and onward throughout your

generations-

15:24 'then it will be, if it is unintentionally

committed, without the knowledge of the

congregation, that the whole congregation shall

offer one young bull as a burnt offering, as a

sweet aroma to Yahweh, with its grain offering

and its drink offering, according to the

ordinance, and one kid of the goats as a sin

offering.

15:25 'So the priest shall make atonement for the

whole congregation of the children of Israel, and

it shall be forgiven them, for it was

unintentional; they shall bring their offering, an

offering made by fire to Yahweh, and their sin

offering before Yahweh, for their unintended sin.

15:26 'It shall be forgiven the whole

congregation of the children of Israel and the

stranger who dwells among them, because all the

people did it unintentionally.

15:27 'And if a person sins unintentionally, then

he shall bring a female goat in its first year as a

sin offering.

15:28 'So the priest shall make atonement for the

person who sins unintentionally, when he sins

unintentionally before Yahweh, to make

atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven him.

15:29 'You shall have one law for him who sins

unintentionally, for him who is native-born

among the children of Israel and for the stranger

who dwells among them.

15:30 'But the person who does anything

presumptuously, whether he is native-born or a

stranger, that one brings reproach on Yahweh,

and he shall be cut off from among his people.

15:31 'Because he has despised the word of

Yahweh, and has broken His commandment, that

person shall be completely cut off; his guilt shall

be upon him.' "

15:32 Now while the children of Israel were in

the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks

on the Sabbath day.

15:33 And those who found him gathering sticks

brought him to Moses and Aaron, and to all the

congregation.

15:34 They put him under guard, because it had

not been explained what should be done to him.

15:35 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "The man

must surely be put to death; all the congregation

shall stone him with stones outside the camp."

15:36 So, as Yahweh commanded Moses, all the

congregation brought him outside the camp and

stoned him with stones, and he died.

15:37 Again Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

15:38 "Speak to the children of Israel: Tell them

to make tassels on the corners of their garments

throughout their generations, and to put a blue

thread in the tassels of the corners.

15:39 "And you shall have the tassel, that you

may look upon it and remember all the

commandments of Yahweh and do them, and

that you may not follow the harlotry to which

your own heart and your own eyes are inclined,

15:40 "and that you may remember and do all

My commandments, and be holy for your God.

15:41 "I am Yahweh your God, who brought you

out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am

Yahweh your God."

 

Numbers 16:

16:1 Now Korah the son of Izhar, the son of

Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and

Abiram the sons of Eliab, and On the son of

Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men;

16:2 and they rose up before Moses with some of

the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty

leaders of the congregation, representatives of

the congregation, men of renown.

16:3 They gathered together against Moses and

Aaron, and said to them, "You take too much

upon yourselves, for all the congregation is holy,

every one of them, and Yahweh is among them.

Why then do you exalt yourselves above the

assembly of Yahweh?"

16:4 So when Moses heard it, he fell on his face;

16:5 and he spoke to Korah and all his company,

saying, "Tomorrow morning Yahweh will show

who is His and who is holy, and will cause him

to come near to Him. That one whom He

chooses He will cause to come near to Him.

16:6 "Do this: Take censers, Korah and all your

company;

16:7 "put fire in them and put incense in them

before Yahweh tomorrow, and it shall be that the

man whom Yahweh chooses is the holy one.

You take too much upon yourselves, you sons of

Levi!"

16:8 Then Moses said to Korah, "Hear now, you

sons of Levi:

16:9 "Is it a small thing to you that the God of

Israel has separated you from the congregation of

Israel, to bring you near to Himself, to do the

work of the tabernacle of Yahweh, and to stand

before the congregation to serve them;

16:10 "and that He has brought you near to

Himself, you and all your brethren, the sons of

Levi, with you? And are you seeking the

priesthood also?

16:11 "Therefore you and all your company are

gathered together against Yahweh. And what is

Aaron that you complain against him?"

16:12 And Moses sent to call Dathan and

Abiram the sons of Eliab, but they said, "We will

not come up!

16:13 "Is it a small thing that you have brought

us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey,

to kill us in the wilderness, that you should keep

acting like a prince over us?

16:14 "Moreover you have not brought us into a

land flowing with milk and honey, nor given us

inheritance of fields and vineyards. Will you put

out the eyes of these men? We will not come

up!"

16:15 Then Moses was very angry, and said to

Yahweh, "Do not respect their offering. I have

not taken one donkey from them, nor have I hurt

one of them."

16:16 And Moses said to Korah, "Tomorrow,

you and all your company be present before

Yahweh-you and they, as well as Aaron.

16:17 "Let each take his censer and put incense

in it, and each of you bring his censer before

Yahweh, two hundred and fifty censers; both you

and Aaron, each with his censer."

16:18 So every man took his censer, put fire in it,

laid incense on it, and stood at the door of the

tabernacle of meeting with Moses and Aaron.

16:19 And Korah gathered all the congregation

against them at the door of the tabernacle of

meeting. Then the glory of Yahweh appeared to

all the congregation.

16:20 And Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron,

saying,

16:21 "Separate yourselves from among this

congregation, that I may consume them in a

moment."

16:22 Then they fell on their faces, and said, "O

Yahweh, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall

one man sin, and You be angry with all the

congregation?"

16:23 So Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

16:24 "Speak to the congregation, saying, 'Get

away from the tents of Korah, Dathan, and

Abiram.' "

16:25 Then Moses rose and went to Dathan and

Abiram, and the elders of Israel followed him.

16:26 And he spoke to the congregation, saying,

"Depart now from the tents of these wicked men!

Touch nothing of theirs, lest you be consumed in

all their sins."

16:27 So they got away from around the tents of

Korah, Dathan, and Abiram; and Dathan and

Abiram came out and stood at the door of their

tents, with their wives, their sons, and their little

children.

16:28 And Moses said: "By this you shall know

that Yahweh has sent me to do all these works,

for I have not done them of my own will.

16:29 "If these men die naturally like all men, or

if they are visited by the common fate of all men,

then Yahweh has not sent me.

16:30 "But if Yahweh creates a new thing, and

the earth opens its mouth and swallows them up

with all that belongs to them, and they go down

alive into the pit, then you will understand that

these men have rejected Yahweh."

16:31 Now it came to pass, as he finished

speaking all these words, that the ground split

apart under them,

16:32 and the earth opened its mouth and

swallowed them up, with their households and

all the men with Korah, with all their goods.

16:33 So they and all those with them went

down alive into the pit; the earth closed over

them, and they perished from among the

assembly.

16:34 Then all Israel who were around them fled

at their cry, for they said, "Lest the earth swallow

us up also!"

16:35 And a fire came out from Yahweh and

consumed the two hundred and fifty men who

were offering incense.

16:36 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

16:37 "Tell Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest,

to pick up the censers out of the blaze, for they

are holy, and scatter the fire some distance away.

16:38 "The censers of these men who sinned

against their own bodies, let them be made into

hammered plates as a covering for the altar.

Because they presented them before Yahweh,

therefore they are holy; and they shall be a sign

to the children of Israel."

16:39 So Eleazar the priest took the bronze

censers, which those who were burned up had

presented, and they were hammered out as a

covering on the altar,

16:40 to be a memorial to the children of Israel

that no outsider, who is not a descendant of

Aaron, should come near to offer incense before

Yahweh, that he might not become like Korah

and his companions, just as Yahweh had said to

him through Moses.

16:41 On the next day all the congregation of

the children of Israel murmured against Moses

and Aaron, saying, "You have killed the people

of Yahweh."

16:42 Now it happened, when the congregation

had gathered against Moses and Aaron, that they

turned toward the tabernacle of meeting; and

suddenly the cloud covered it, and the glory of

Yahweh appeared.

16:43 Then Moses and Aaron came before the

tabernacle of meeting.

16:44 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

16:45 "Get away from among this congregation,

that I may consume them in a moment." And

they fell on their faces.

16:46 So Moses said to Aaron, "Take a censer

and put fire in it from the altar, put incense on it,

and take it quickly to the congregation and make

atonement for them; for wrath has gone out from

Yahweh. The plague has begun."

16:47 Then Aaron took it as Moses commanded,

and ran into the midst of the assembly; and

already the plague had begun among the people.

So he put in the incense and made atonement for

the people.

16:48 And he stood between the dead and the

living; so the plague was stopped.

16:49 Now those who died in the plague were

fourteen thousand seven hundred, besides those

who died in the Korah incident.

16:50 So Aaron returned to Moses at the door of

the tabernacle of meeting, for the plague had

stopped.

 

Numbers 17:

17:1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

17:2 "Speak to the children of Israel, and get

from them a rod from each father's house, all

their leaders according to their fathers' housestwelve

rods. Write each man's name on his rod.

17:3 "And you shall write Aaron's name on the

rod of Levi. For there shall be one rod for the

head of each father's house.

17:4 "Then you shall place them in the

tabernacle of meeting before the Testimony,

where I meet with you.

17:5 "And it shall be that the rod of the man

whom I choose will blossom; thus I will rid

Myself of the complaints of the children of

Israel, which they make against you."

17:6 So Moses spoke to the children of Israel,

and each of their leaders gave him a rod apiece,

for each leader according to their fathers' houses,

twelve rods; and the rod of Aaron was among

their rods.

17:7 And Moses placed the rods before Yahweh

in the tabernacle of witness.

17:8 Now it came to pass on the next day that

Moses went into the tabernacle of witness, and

behold, the rod of Aaron, of the house of Levi,

had sprouted and put forth buds, had produced

blossoms and yielded ripe almonds.

17:9 Then Moses brought out all the rods from

before Yahweh to all the children of Israel; and

they looked, and each man took his rod.

17:10 And Yahweh said to Moses, "Bring

Aaron's rod back before the Testimony, to be

kept as a sign against the rebels, that you may

put their complaints away from Me, lest they

die."

17:11 Thus did Moses; just as Yahweh had

commanded him, so he did.

17:12 So the children of Israel spoke to Moses,

saying, "Surely we die, we perish, we all perish!

17:13 "Whoever even comes near the tabernacle

of Yahweh must die. Shall we all utterly die?"

 

Numbers 18:

18:1 Then Yahweh said to Aaron: "You and your

sons and your father's house with you shall bear

the iniquity related to the sanctuary, and you and

your sons with you shall bear the iniquity

associated with your priesthood.

18:2 "Also bring with you your brethren of the

tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, that they

may be joined with you and serve you while you

and your sons are with you before the tabernacle

of witness.

18:3 "They shall attend to your needs and all the

needs of the tabernacle; but they shall not come

near the articles of the sanctuary and the altar,

lest they die-they and you also.

18:4 "They shall be joined with you and attend to

the needs of the tabernacle of meeting, for all the

work of the tabernacle; but an outsider shall not

come near you.

18:5 "And you shall attend to the duties of the

sanctuary and the duties of the altar, that there

may be no more wrath on the children of Israel.

18:6 "Behold, I Myself have taken your brethren

the Levites from among the children of Israel;

they are a gift to you, given by Yahweh, to do

the work of the tabernacle of meeting.

18:7 "Therefore you and your sons with you

shall attend to your priesthood for everything at

the altar and behind the veil; and you shall serve.

I give your priesthood to you as a gift for

service, but the outsider who comes near shall be

put to death."

18:8 And Yahweh spoke to Aaron: "Here, I

Myself have also given you charge of My heave

offerings, all the holy gifts of the children of

Israel; I have given them as a portion to you and

your sons, as an ordinance forever.

18:9 "This shall be yours of the most holy things

reserved from the fire: every offering of theirs,

every grain offering and every sin offering and

every trespass offering which they render to Me,

shall be most holy for you and your sons.

18:10 "In a most holy place you shall eat it;

every male shall eat it. It shall be holy to you.

18:11 "This also is yours: the heave offering of

their gift, with all the wave offerings of the

children of Israel; I have given them to you, and

your sons and daughters with you, as an

ordinance forever. Everyone who is clean in your

house may eat it.

18:12 "All the best of the oil, all the best of the

new wine and the grain, their firstfruits which

they offer to Yahweh, I have given them to you.

18:13 "Whatever first ripe fruit is in their land,

which they bring to Yahweh, shall be yours.

Everyone who is clean in your house may eat it.

18:14 "Every devoted thing in Israel shall be

yours.

18:15 "Everything that first opens the womb of

all flesh, which they bring to Yahweh, whether

man or beast, shall be yours; nevertheless the

firstborn of man you shall surely redeem, and the

firstborn of unclean animals you shall redeem.

18:16 "And those redeemed of the devoted

things you shall redeem when one month old,

according to your valuation, for five shekels of

silver, according to the shekel of the sanctuary,

which is twenty GERAHS.

18:17 "But the firstborn of a cow, the firstborn of

a sheep, or the firstborn of a goat you shall not

redeem; they are holy. You shall sprinkle their

blood on the altar, and burn their fat as an

offering made by fire for a sweet aroma to

Yahweh.

18:18 "And their flesh shall be yours, just as the

wave breast and the right thigh are yours.

18:19 "All the heave offerings of the holy things,

which the children of Israel offer to Yahweh, I

have given to you and your sons and daughters

with you as an ordinance forever; it is a covenant

of salt forever before Yahweh with you and your

descendants with you."

18:20 Then Yahweh said to Aaron: "You shall

have no inheritance in their land, nor shall you

have any portion among them; I am your portion

and your inheritance among the children of

Israel.

18:21 "Behold, I have given the children of Levi

all the tithes in Israel as an inheritance in return

for the work which they perform, the work of the

tabernacle of meeting.

18:22 "Hereafter the children of Israel shall not

come near the tabernacle of meeting, lest they

bear sin and die.

18:23 "But the Levites shall perform the work of

the tabernacle of meeting, and they shall bear

their iniquity; it shall be a statute forever,

throughout your generations, that among the

children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.

18:24 "For the tithes of the children of Israel,

which they offer up as a heave offering to

Yahweh, I have given to the Levites as an

inheritance; therefore I have said to them,

'Among the children of Israel they shall have no

inheritance.' "

18:25 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

18:26 "Speak thus to the Levites, and say to

them: 'When you take from the children of Israel

the tithes which I have given you from them as

your inheritance, then you shall offer up a heave

offering of it to Yahweh, a tenth of the tithe.

18:27 'And your heave offering shall be

reckoned to you as though it were the grain of

the threshing floor and as the fullness of the

winepress.

18:28 'Thus you shall also offer a heave offering

to Yahweh from all your tithes which you

receive from the children of Israel, and you shall

give Yahweh’s heave offering from it to Aaron

the priest.

18:29 'Of all your gifts you shall offer up every

heave offering due to Yahweh, from all the best

of them, the consecrated part of them.'

18:30 "Therefore you shall say to them: 'When

you have lifted up the best of it, then the rest

shall be accounted to the Levites as the produce

of the threshing floor and as the produce of the

winepress.

18:31 'You may eat it in any place, you and your

households, for it is your reward for your work

in the tabernacle of meeting.

18:32 'And you shall bear no sin because of it,

when you have lifted up the best of it. But you

shall not profane the holy gifts of the children of

Israel, lest you die.' "

 

Numbers 19:

19:1 Now Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron,

saying,

19:2 "This is the ordinance of the law which

Yahweh has commanded, saying: 'Speak to the

children of Israel, that they bring you a red heifer

without blemish, in which there is no defect and

on which a yoke has never come.

19:3 'You shall give it to Eleazar the priest, that

he may take it outside the camp, and it shall be

slaughtered before him;

19:4 'and Eleazar the priest shall take some of its

blood with his finger, and sprinkle some of its

blood seven times directly in front of the

tabernacle of meeting.

19:5 'Then the heifer shall be burned in his sight:

its hide, its flesh, its blood, and its offal shall be

burned.

19:6 'And the priest shall take cedar wood and

hyssop and scarlet, and cast them into the midst

of the fire burning the heifer.

19:7 'Then the priest shall wash his clothes, he

shall bathe in water, and afterward he shall come

into the camp; the priest shall be unclean until

evening.

19:8 'And the one who burns it shall wash his

clothes in water, bathe in water, and shall be

unclean until evening.

19:9 'Then a man who is clean shall gather up the

ashes of the heifer, and store them outside the

camp in a clean place; and they shall be kept for

the congregation of the children of Israel for the

water of purification; it is for purifying from sin.

19:10 'And the one who gathers the ashes of the

heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean

until evening. It shall be a statute forever to the

children of Israel and to the stranger who dwells

among them.

19:11 'He who touches the dead body of anyone

shall be unclean seven days.

19:12 'He shall purify himself with the water on

the third day and on the seventh day; then he will

be clean. But if he does not purify himself on the

third day and on the seventh day, he will not be

clean.

19:13 'Whoever touches the body of anyone who

has died, and does not purify himself, defiles the

tabernacle of Yahweh. That person shall be cut

off from Israel. He shall be unclean, because the

water of purification was not sprinkled on him;

his uncleanness is still on him.

19:14 'This is the law when a man dies in a tent:

All who come into the tent and all who are in the

tent shall be unclean seven days;

19:15 'and every open vessel, which has no cover

fastened on it, is unclean.

19:16 'Whoever in the open field touches one

who is slain by a sword or who has died, or a

bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven

days.

19:17 'And for an unclean person they shall take

some of the ashes of the heifer burnt for

purification from sin, and running water shall be

put on them in a vessel.

19:18 'A clean person shall take hyssop and dip

it in the water, sprinkle it on the tent, on all the

vessels, on the persons who were there, or on the

one who touched a bone, the slain, the dead, or a

grave.

19:19 'The clean person shall sprinkle the

unclean on the third day and on the seventh day;

and on the seventh day he shall purify himself,

wash his clothes, and bathe in water; and at

evening he shall be clean.

19:20 'But the man who is unclean and does not

purify himself, that person shall be cut off from

among the assembly, because he has defiled the

sanctuary of Yahweh. The water of purification

has not been sprinkled on him; he is unclean.

19:21 'It shall be a perpetual statute for them. He

who sprinkles the water of purification shall

wash his clothes; and he who touches the water

of purification shall be unclean until evening.

19:22 'Whatever the unclean person touches shall

be unclean; and the person who touches it shall

be unclean until evening.' "

 

Numbers 20:

20:1 Then the children of Israel, the whole

congregation, came into the Wilderness of Zin in

the first month, and the people stayed in Kadesh;

and Miriam died there and was buried there.

20:2 Now there was no water for the

congregation; so they gathered together against

Moses and Aaron.

20:3 And the people contended with Moses and

spoke, saying: "If only we had died when our

brethren died before Yahweh!

20:4 "Why have you brought up the assembly of

Yahweh into this wilderness, that we and our

animals should die here?

20:5 "And why have you made us come up out

of Egypt, to bring us to this evil place? It is not a

place of grain or figs or vines or pomegranates;

nor is there any water to drink."

20:6 So Moses and Aaron went from the

presence of the assembly to the door of the

tabernacle of meeting, and they fell on their

faces. And the glory of Yahweh appeared to

them.

20:7 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

20:8 "Take the rod; you and your brother Aaron

gather the congregation together. Speak to the

rock before their eyes, and it will yield its water;

thus you shall bring water for them out of the

rock, and give drink to the congregation and their

animals."

20:9 So Moses took the rod from before Yahweh

as He commanded him.

20:10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the

assembly together before the rock; and he said to

them, "Hear now, you rebels! Must we bring

water for you out of this rock?"

20:11 Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the

rock twice with his rod; and water came out

abundantly, and the congregation and their

animals drank.

20:12 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron,

"Because you did not believe Me, to hallow Me

in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you

shall not bring this assembly into the land which

I have given them."

20:13 This was the water of Meribah, because

the children of Israel contended with Yahweh,

and He was hallowed among them.

20:14 Now Moses sent messengers from Kadesh

to the king of Edom. "Thus says your brother

Israel: 'You know all the hardship that has

befallen us,

20:15 'how our fathers went down to Egypt, and

we dwelt in Egypt a long time, and the Egyptians

afflicted us and our fathers.

20:16 'When we cried out to Yahweh, He heard

our voice and sent the Angel and brought us up

out of Egypt; now here we are in Kadesh, a city

on the edge of your border.

20:17 'Please let us pass through your country.

We will not pass through fields or vineyards, nor

will we drink water from wells; we will go along

the King's Highway; we will not turn aside to the

right hand or to the left until we have passed

through your territory.' "

20:18 Then Edom said to him, "You shall not

pass through my land, lest I come out against

you with the sword."

20:19 So the children of Israel said to him, "We

will go by the Highway, and if I or my livestock

drink any of your water, then I will pay for it; let

me only pass through on foot, nothing more."

20:20 Then he said, "You shall not pass

through." So Edom came out against them with

many men and with a strong hand.

20:21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage

through his territory; so Israel turned away from

him.

20:22 Then the children of Israel, the whole

congregation, journeyed from Kadesh and came

to Mount Hor.

20:23 And Yahweh spoke to Moses and Aaron in

Mount Hor by the border of the land of Edom,

saying:

20:24 "Aaron shall be gathered to his people, for

he shall not enter the land which I have given to

the children of Israel, because you rebelled

against My word at the water of Meribah.

20:25 "Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and

bring them up to Mount Hor;

20:26 "and strip Aaron of his garments and put

them on Eleazar his son; for Aaron shall be

gathered to his people and die there."

20:27 So Moses did just as Yahweh commanded,

and they went up to Mount Hor in the sight of all

the congregation.

20:28 Moses stripped Aaron of his garments and

put them on Eleazar his son; and Aaron died

there on the top of the mountain. Then Moses

and Eleazar came down from the mountain.

20:29 Now when all the congregation saw that

Aaron was dead, all the house of Israel mourned

for Aaron thirty days.

21:1 The king of Arad, the Canaanite, who dwelt

in the South, heard that Israel was coming on the

road to Atharim, then he fought against Israel

and took some of them prisoners.

21:2 So Israel made a vow to Yahweh, and said,

"If You will indeed deliver this people into my

hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities."

21:3 And Yahweh listened to the voice of Israel

and delivered up the Canaanites, and they utterly

destroyed them and their cities. So the name of

that place was called Hormah.

21:4 Then they journeyed from Mount Hor by

the Way of the Red Sea, to go around the land of

Edom; and the spirit of the people became very

discouraged on the way.

21:5 And the people spoke against Yahweh and

against Moses: "Why have you brought us up out

of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no

food and no water, and our spirit loathes this

worthless bread."

21:6 So Yahweh sent fiery serpents among the

people, and they bit the people; and many of the

people of Israel died.

21:7 Therefore the people came to Moses, and

said, "We have sinned, for we have spoken

against Yahweh and against you; pray to

Yahweh that He take away the serpents from us."

So Moses prayed for the people.

21:8 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "Make a fiery

serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall be that

everyone who is bitten, when he looks at it, shall

live."

21:9 So Moses made a bronze serpent, and put it

on a pole; and so it was, if a serpent had bitten

anyone, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he

lived.

21:10 Now the children of Israel moved on and

camped in Oboth.

21:11 And they journeyed from Oboth and

camped at Ije Abarim, in the wilderness which is

east of Moab, toward the sunrise.

21:12 From there they moved and camped in the

Valley of Zered.

21:13 From there they moved and camped on the

other side of the Arnon, which is in the

wilderness that extends from the border of the

Amorites; for the Arnon is the border of Moab,

between Moab and the Amorites.

21:14 Therefore it is said in the Book of the

Wars of Yahweh:

"Waheb in Suphah,

The brooks of the Arnon,

21:15 And the slope of the brooks

That reaches to the dwelling of Ar,

And lies on the border of Moab."

21:16 From there they went to Beer, which is

the well where Yahweh said to Moses, "Gather

the people together, and I will give them water."

21:17 Then Israel sang this song:

"Spring up, O well!

All of you sing to it-

21:18 The well the leaders sank,

Dug by the nation's nobles,

By the lawgiver, with their staves."

And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah,

21:19 from Mattanah to Nahaliel, from Nahaliel

to Bamoth,

21:20 and from Bamoth, in the valley that is in

the country of Moab, to the top of Pisgah which

looks down on the wasteland.

21:21 Then Israel sent messengers to Sihon king

of the Amorites, saying,

21:22 "Let me pass through your land. We will

not turn aside into fields or vineyards; we will

not drink water from wells. We will go by the

King's Highway until we have passed through

your territory."

21:23 But Sihon would not allow Israel to pass

through his territory. So Sihon gathered all his

people together and went out against Israel in the

wilderness, and he came to Jahaz and fought

against Israel.

21:24 Then Israel defeated him with the edge of

the sword, and took possession of his land from

the Arnon to the Jabbok, as far as the people of

Ammon; for the border of the people of Ammon

was fortified.

21:25 So Israel took all these cities, and Israel

dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in

Heshbon and in all its villages.

21:26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon king of

the Amorites, who had fought against the former

king of Moab, and had taken all his land from his

hand as far as the Arnon.

21:27 Therefore those who speak in proverbs

say:

"Come to Heshbon, let it be built;

Let the city of Sihon be repaired.

21:28 "For fire went out from Heshbon,

A flame from the city of Sihon;

It consumed Ar of Moab,

The lords of the heights of the Arnon.

21:29 Woe to you, Moab!

You have perished, O people of Chemosh!

He has given his sons as fugitives,

And his daughters into captivity,

To Sihon king of the Amorites.

21:30 "But we have shot at them;

Heshbon has perished as far as Dibon.

Then we laid waste as far as Nophah,

Which reaches to Medeba."

21:31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the

Amorites.

21:32 Then Moses sent to spy out Jazer; and they

took its villages and drove out the Amorites who

were there.

21:33 And they turned and went up by the way

to Bashan. So Og king of Bashan went out

against them, he and all his people, to battle at

Edrei.

21:34 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "Do not fear

him, for I have delivered him into your hand,

with all his people and his land; and you shall do

to him as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites,

who dwelt at Heshbon."

21:35 So they defeated him, his sons, and all his

people, until there was no survivor left him; and

they took possession of his land.

 

Numbers 22:

22:1 Then the children of Israel moved, and

camped in the plains of Moab on the side of the

Jordan across from Jericho.

22:2 Now Balak the son of Zippor saw all that

Israel had done to the Amorites.

22:3 And Moab was exceedingly afraid of the

people because they were many, and Moab was

sick with dread because of the children of Israel.

22:4 So Moab said to the elders of Midian, "Now

this company will lick up everything around us,

as an ox licks up the grass of the field." And

Balak the son of Zippor was king of the

Moabites at that time.

22:5 Then he sent messengers to Balaam the son

of Beor at Pethor, which is near the River in the

land of the sons of his people, to call him,

saying: "Look, a people has come from Egypt.

See, they cover the face of the earth, and are

settling next to me!

22:6 "Therefore please come at once, curse this

people for me, for they are too mighty for me.

Perhaps I shall be able to defeat them and drive

them out of the land, for I know that he whom

you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is

cursed."

22:7 So the elders of Moab and the elders of

Midian departed with the diviner's fee in their

hand, and they came to Balaam and spoke to him

the words of Balak.

22:8 And he said to them, "Lodge here tonight,

and I will bring back word to you, as Yahweh

speaks to me." So the princes of Moab stayed

with Balaam.

22:9 Then Yahweh came to Balaam and said,

"Who are these men with you?"

22:10 So Balaam said to Yahweh, "Balak the son

of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent to me, saying,

22:11 'Look, a people has come out of Egypt,

and they cover the face of the earth. Come now,

curse them for me; perhaps I shall be able to

overpower them and drive them out.' "

22:12 And Yahweh said to Balaam, "You shall

not go with them; you shall not curse the people,

for they are blessed."

22:13 So Balaam rose in the morning and said to

the princes of Balak, "Go back to your land, for

Yahweh has refused to give me permission to go

with you."

22:14 And the princes of Moab rose and went to

Balak, and said, "Balaam refuses to come with

us."

22:15 Then Balak again sent princes, more

numerous and more honorable than they.

22:16 And they came to Balaam and said to him,

"Thus says Balak the son of Zippor: 'Please let

nothing hinder you from coming to me;

22:17 'for I will certainly honor you greatly, and

I will do whatever you say to me. Therefore

please come, curse this people for me.' "

22:18 Then Balaam answered and said to the

servants of Balak, "Though Balak were to give

me his house full of silver and gold, I could not

go beyond the word of Yahweh my God, to do

less or more.

22:19 "Now therefore, please, you also stay here

tonight, that I may know what more Yahweh will

say to me."

22:20 And Yahweh came to Balaam at night and

said to him, "If the men come to call you, rise

and go with them; but only the word which I

speak to you-that you shall do."

22:21 So Balaam rose in the morning, saddled

his donkey, and went with the princes of Moab.

22:22 Then Yahweh 's anger was aroused

because he went, and the Angel of Yahweh took

His stand in the way as an adversary against him.

And he was riding on his donkey, and his two

servants were with him.

22:23 Now the donkey saw the Angel of Yahweh

standing in the way with His drawn sword in His

hand, and the donkey turned aside out of the way

and went into the field. So Balaam struck the

donkey to turn her back onto the road.

22:24 Then the Angel of Yahweh stood in a

narrow path between the vineyards, with a wall

on this side and a wall on that side.

 

Numbers 22:

22:25 And when the donkey saw the Angel of

Yahweh, she pushed herself against the wall and

crushed Balaam's foot against the wall; so he

struck her again.

22:26 Then the Angel of Yahweh went further,

and stood in a narrow place where there was no

way to turn either to the right hand or to the left.

22:27 And when the donkey saw the Angel of

Yahweh, she lay down under Balaam; so

Balaam's anger was aroused, and he struck the

donkey with his staff.

22:28 Then Yahweh opened the mouth of the

donkey, and she said to Balaam, "What have I

done to you, that you have struck me these three

times?"

22:29 And Balaam said to the donkey, "Because

you have abused me. I wish there were a sword

in my hand, for now I would kill you!"

22:30 So the donkey said to Balaam, "Am I not

your donkey on which you have ridden, ever

since I became yours, to this day? Was I ever

disposed to do this to you?" And he said, "No."

22:31 Then Yahweh opened Balaam's eyes, and

he saw the Angel of Yahweh standing in the way

with His drawn sword in His hand; and he

bowed his head and fell flat on his face.

22:32 And the Angel of Yahweh said to him,

"Why have you struck your donkey these three

times? Behold, I have come out to stand against

you, because your way is perverse before Me.

22:33 "The donkey saw Me and turned aside

from Me these three times. If she had not turned

aside from Me, surely I would also have killed

you by now, and let her live."

22:34 And Balaam said to the Angel of Yahweh,

"I have sinned, for I did not know You stood in

the way against me. Now therefore, if it

displeases You, I will turn back."

22:35 Then the Angel of Yahweh said to

Balaam, "Go with the men, but only the word

that I speak to you, that you shall speak." So

Balaam went with the princes of Balak.

22:36 Now when Balak heard that Balaam was

coming, he went out to meet him at the city of

Moab, which is on the border at the Arnon, the

boundary of the territory.

22:37 Then Balak said to Balaam, "Did I not

earnestly send to you, calling for you? Why did

you not come to me? Am I not able to honor

you?"

22:38 And Balaam said to Balak, "Look, I have

come to you! Now, have I any power at all to say

anything? The word that Yahweh puts in my

mouth, that I must speak."

22:39 So Balaam went with Balak, and they

came to Kirjath Huzoth.

22:40 Then Balak offered oxen and sheep, and

he sent some to Balaam and to the princes who

were with him.

22:41 So it was the next day, that Balak took

Balaam and brought him up to the high places of

Baal, that from there he might observe the extent

of the people.

 

Numbers 23:

23:1 Then Balaam said to Balak, "Build seven

altars for me here, and prepare for me here seven

bulls and seven rams."

23:2 And Balak did just as Balaam had spoken,

and Balak and Balaam offered a bull and a ram

on each altar.

23:3 Then Balaam said to Balak, "Stand by your

burnt offering, and I will go; perhaps Yahweh

will come to meet me, and whatever He shows

me I will tell you." So he went to a desolate

height.

23:4 And Yahweh met Balaam, and he said to

Him, "I have prepared the seven altars, and I

have offered on each altar a bull and a ram."

23:5 Then Yahweh put a word in Balaam's

mouth, and said, "Return to Balak, and thus you

shall speak."

23:6 So he returned to him, and there he was,

standing by his burnt offering, he and all the

princes of Moab.

23:7 And he took up his oracle and said:

"Balak the king of Moab has brought me from

Aram,

From the mountains of the east.

'Come, curse Jacob for me,

And come, denounce Israel!'

23:8 "How shall I curse whom Yahweh has not

cursed?

And how shall I denounce whom Yahweh has

not denounced?

23:9 For from the top of the rocks I see him,

And from the hills I behold him;

There! A people dwelling alone,

Not reckoning itself among the nations.

23:10 "Who can count the dust of Jacob,

Or number one-fourth of Israel?

Let me die the death of the righteous,

And let my end be like his!"

23:11 Then Balak said to Balaam, "What have

you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies,

and look, you have blessed them bountifully!"

23:12 So he answered and said, "Must I not take

heed to speak what Yahweh has put in my

mouth?"

23:13 Then Balak said to him, "Please come

with me to another place from which you may

see them; you shall see only the outer part of

them, and shall not see them all; curse them for

me from there."

23:14 So he brought him to the field of Zophim,

to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and

offered a bull and a ram on each altar.

23:15 And he said to Balak, "Stand here by your

burnt offering while I meetYahweh over there."

23:16 Then Yahweh met Balaam, and put a word

in his mouth, and said, "Go back to Balak, and

thus you shall speak."

23:17 So he came to him, and there he was,

standing by his burnt offering, and the princes of

Moab were with him. And Balak said to him,

"What has Yahweh spoken?"

23:18 Then he took up his oracle and said:

"Rise up, Balak, and hear!

Listen to me, son of Zippor!

23:19 "Yahweh is not a man, that He should lie,

Nor a son of man, that He should repent.

Has He said, and will He not do?

Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?

23:20 Behold, I have received a command to

bless;

He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it.

23:21 "He has not observed iniquity in Jacob,

Nor has He seen wickedness in Israel.

Yahweh his God is with him,

And the shout of a King is among them.

23:22 Yahweh brings them out of Egypt;

He has strength like a wild ox.

23:23 "For there is no sorcery against Jacob,

Nor any divination against Israel.

It now must be said of Jacob

And of Israel, 'Oh, what Yahweh has done!'

23:24 Look, a people rises like a lioness,

And lifts itself up like a lion;

It shall not lie down until it devours the prey,

And drinks the blood of the slain."

23:25 Then Balak said to Balaam, "Neither

curse them at all, nor bless them at all!"

23:26 So Balaam answered and said to Balak,

"Did I not tell you, saying, 'All that Yahweh

speaks, that I must do'?"

23:27 Then Balak said to Balaam, "Please come,

I will take you to another place; perhaps it will

please Yahweh that you may curse them for me

from there."

23:28 So Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor,

that overlooks the wasteland.

23:29 Then Balaam said to Balak, "Build for me

here seven altars, and prepare for me here seven

bulls and seven rams."

23:30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and

offered a bull and a ram on every altar.

 

Numbers 24:

24:1 Now when Balaam saw that it pleased

Yahweh to bless Israel, he did not go as at other

times, to seek to use sorcery, but he set his face

toward the wilderness.

24:2 And Balaam raised his eyes, and saw Israel

encamped according to their tribes; and the Spirit

of Yahweh came upon him.

24:3 Then he took up his oracle and said:

"The utterance of Balaam the son of Beor,

The utterance of the man whose eyes are opened,

24:4 The utterance of him who hears the words

of Yahweh,

Who sees the vision of the Almighty,

Who falls down, with eyes wide open:

24:5 "How lovely are your tents, O Jacob!

Your dwellings, O Israel!

24:6 Like valleys that stretch out,

Like gardens by the riverside,

Like aloes planted by Yahweh,

Like cedars beside the waters.

24:7 He shall pour water from his buckets,

And his seed shall be in many waters.

"His king shall be higher than Agag,

And his kingdom shall be exalted.

24:8 "Yahweh brings him out of Egypt;

He has strength like a wild ox;

He shall consume the nations, his enemies;

He shall break their bones

And pierce them with his arrows.

24:9 'He bows down, he lies down as a lion;

And as a lion, who shall rouse him?'

"Blessed is he who blesses you,

And cursed is he who curses you."

24:10 Then Balak's anger was aroused against

Balaam, and he struck his hands together; and

Balak said to Balaam, "I called you to curse my

enemies, and look, you have bountifully blessed

them these three times!

24:11 "Now therefore, flee to your place. I said I

would greatly honor you, but in fact, Yahweh

has kept you back from honor."

24:12 So Balaam said to Balak, "Did I not also

speak to your messengers whom you sent to me,

saying,

24:13 'If Balak were to give me his house full of

silver and gold, I could not go beyond the word

of Yahweh, to do good or bad of my own will.

What Yahweh says, that I must speak'?

24:14 "And now, indeed, I am going to my

people. Come, I will advise you what this people

will do to your people in the latter days."

24:15 So he took up his oracle and said:

"The utterance of Balaam the son of Beor,

And the utterance of the man whose eyes are

opened;

24:16 The utterance of him who hears the words

of Yahweh,

And has the knowledge of the Most High,

Who sees the vision of the Almighty,

Who falls down, with eyes wide open:

24:17 "I see Him, but not now;

I behold Him, but not near;

A Star shall come out of Jacob;

A Scepter shall rise out of Israel,

And batter the brow of Moab,

And destroy all the sons of tumult.

24:18 "And Edom shall be a possession;

Seir also, his enemies, shall be a possession,

While Israel does valiantly.

24:19 Out of Jacob One shall have dominion,

And destroy the remains of the city."

24:20 Then he looked on Amalek, and he took

up his oracle and said:

"Amalek was first among the nations,

But shall be last until he perishes."

24:21 Then he looked on the Kenites, and he

took up his oracle and said:

"Firm is your dwelling place,

And your nest is set in the rock;

24:22 Nevertheless Kain shall be burned.

How long until Asshur carries you away

captive?"

24:23 Then he took up his oracle and said:

"Alas! Who shall live when Yahweh does this?

24:24 But ships shall come from the coasts of

Cyprus,

And they shall afflict Asshur and afflict Eber,

And so shall Amalek, until he perishes."

24:25 So Balaam rose and departed and returned

to his place; Balak also went his way.

 

Numbers 25:

25:1 Now Israel remained in Acacia Grove, and

the people began to commit harlotry with the

women of Moab.

25:2 They invited the people to the sacrifices of

their gods, and the people ate and bowed down

to their gods.

25:3 So Israel was joined to Baal of Peor, and

the anger of Yahweh was aroused against Israel.

25:4 Then Yahweh said to Moses, "Take all the

leaders of the people and hang the offenders

before Yahweh, out in the sun, that the fierce

anger of Yahweh may turn away from Israel."

25:5 So Moses said to the judges of Israel,

"Every one of you kill his men who were joined

to Baal of Peor."

25:6 And indeed, one of the children of Israel

came and presented to his brethren a Midianite

woman in the sight of Moses and in the sight of

all the congregation of the children of Israel, who

were weeping at the door of the tabernacle of

meeting.

25:7 Now when Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the

son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose from

among the congregation and took a javelin in his

hand;

25:8 and he went after the man of Israel into the

tent and thrust both of them through, the man of

Israel, and the woman through her body. So the

plague was stopped among the children of Israel.

25:9 And those who died in the plague were

twenty-four thousand.

25:10 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

25:11 "Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of

Aaron the priest, has turned back My wrath from

the children of Israel, because he was zealous

with My zeal among them, so that I did not

consume the children of Israel in My zeal.

25:12 "Therefore say, 'Behold, I give to him My

covenant of peace;

25:13 'and it shall be to him and his descendants

after him a covenant of an everlasting

priesthood, because he was zealous for his God,

and made atonement for the children of Israel.' "

25:14 Now the name of the Israelite who was

killed, who was killed with the Midianite

woman, was Zimri the son of Salu, a leader of a

father's house among the Simeonites.

25:15 And the name of the Midianite woman

who was killed was Cozbi the daughter of Zur;

he was head of the people of a father's house in

Midian.

25:16 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

25:17 "Harass the Midianites, and attack them;

25:18 "for they harassed you with their schemes

by which they seduced you in the matter of Peor

and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a

leader of Midian, their sister, who was killed in

the day of the plague because of Peor."

 

Numbers 26:

26:1 And it came to pass, after the plague, that

Yahweh spoke to Moses and Eleazar the son of

Aaron the priest, saying:

26:2 "Take a census of all the congregation of

the children of Israel from twenty years old and

above, by their fathers' houses, all who are able

to go to war in Israel."

26:3 So Moses and Eleazar the priest spoke with

them in the plains of Moab by the Jordan, across

from Jericho, saying:

26:4 "Take a census of the people from twenty

years old and above, just as Yahweh commanded

Moses and the children of Israel who came out of

the land of Egypt."

26:5 Reuben was the firstborn of Israel. The

children of Reuben were: of Hanoch, the family

of the Hanochites; of Pallu, the family of the

Palluites;

26:6 of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of

Carmi, the family of the Carmites.

26:7 These are the families of the Reubenites:

those who were numbered of them were fortythree

thousand seven hundred and thirty.

26:8 And the son of Pallu was Eliab.

26:9 The sons of Eliab were Nemuel, Dathan,

and Abiram. These are the Dathan and Abiram,

representatives of the congregation, who

contended against Moses and Aaron in the

company of Korah, when they contended against

Yahweh;

26:10 and the earth opened its mouth and

swallowed them up together with Korah when

that company died, when the fire devoured two

hundred and fifty men; and they became a sign.

26:11 Nevertheless the children of Korah did not

die.

26:12 The sons of Simeon according to their

families were: of Nemuel, the family of the

Nemuelites; of Jamin, the family of the

Jaminites; of Jachin, the family of the Jachinites;

26:13 of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites; of

Shaul, the family of the Shaulites.

26:14 These are the families of the Simeonites:

twenty-two thousand two hundred.

26:15 The sons of Gad according to their

families were: of Zephon, the family of the

Zephonites; of Haggi, the family of the Haggites;

of Shuni, the family of the Shunites;

26:16 of Ozni, the family of the Oznites; of Eri,

the family of the Erites;

26:17 of Arod, the family of the Arodites; of

Areli, the family of the Arelites.

26:18 These are the families of the sons of Gad

according to those who were numbered of them:

forty thousand five hundred.

26:19 The sons of Judah were Er and Onan; and

Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.

26:20 And the sons of Judah according to their

families were: of Shelah, the family of the

Shelanites; of Perez, the family of the Parzites;

of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites.

26:21 And the sons of Perez were: of Hezron, the

family of the Hezronites; of Hamul, the family of

the Hamulites.

26:22 These are the families of Judah according

to those who were numbered of them: seventysix

thousand five hundred.

26:23 The sons of Issachar according to their

families were: of Tola, the family of the Tolaites;

of Puah, the family of the Punites;

26:24 of Jashub, the family of the Jashubites; of

Shimron, the family of the Shimronites.

26:25 These are the families of Issachar

according to those who were numbered of them:

sixty-four thousand three hundred.

26:26 The sons of Zebulun according to their

families were: of Sered, the family of the

Sardites; of Elon, the family of the Elonites; of

Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites.

26:27 These are the families of the Zebulunites

according to those who were numbered of them:

sixty thousand five hundred.

26:28 The sons of Joseph according to their

families, by Manasseh and Ephraim, were:

26:29 The sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the

family of the Machirites; and Machir begot

Gilead; of Gilead, the family of the Gileadites.

26:30 These are the sons of Gilead: of Jeezer, the

family of the Jeezerites; of Helek, the family of

the Helekites;

26:31 of Asriel, the family of the Asrielites; of

Shechem, the family of the Shechemites;

26:32 of Shemida, the family of the Shemidaites;

of Hepher, the family of the Hepherites.

26:33 Now Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no

sons, but daughters; and the names of the

daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, Noah,

Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.

26:34 These are the families of Manasseh; and

those who were numbered of them were fiftytwo

thousand seven hundred.

26:35 These are the sons of Ephraim according

to their families: of Shuthelah, the family of the

Shuthalhites; of Becher, the family of the

Bachrites; of Tahan, the family of the Tahanites.

26:36 And these are the sons of Shuthelah: of

Eran, the family of the Eranites.

26:37 These are the families of the sons of

Ephraim according to those who were numbered

of them: thirty-two thousand five hundred. These

are the sons of Joseph according to their families.

26:38 The sons of Benjamin according to their

families were: of Bela, the family of the Belaites;

of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites; of

Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites;

26:39 of Shupham, the family of the

Shuphamites; of Hupham, the family of the

Huphamites.

26:40 And the sons of Bela were Ard and

Naaman: of Ard, the family of the Ardites; of

Naaman, the family of the Naamites.

26:41 These are the sons of Benjamin according

to their families; and those who were numbered

of them were forty-five thousand six hundred.

26:42 These are the sons of Dan according to

their families: of Shuham, the family of the

Shuhamites. These are the families of Dan

according to their families.

26:43 All the families of the Shuhamites,

according to those who were numbered of them,

were sixty-four thousand four hundred.

26:44 The sons of Asher according to their

families were: of Jimna, the family of the

Jimnites; of Jesui, the family of the Jesuites; of

Beriah, the family of the Beriites.

26:45 Of the sons of Beriah: of Heber, the family

of the Heberites; of Malchiel, the family of the

Malchielites.

26:46 And the name of the daughter of Asher

was Serah.

26:47 These are the families of the sons of Asher

according to those who were numbered of them:

fifty-three thousand four hundred.

26:48 The sons of Naphtali according to their

families were: of Jahzeel, the family of the

Jahzeelites; of Guni, the family of the Gunites;

26:49 of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites; of

Shillem, the family of the Shillemites.

26:50 These are the families of Naphtali

according to their families; and those who were

numbered of them were forty-five thousand four

hundred.

26:51 These are those who were numbered of

the children of Israel: six hundred and one

thousand seven hundred and thirty.

26:52 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

26:53 "To these the land shall be divided as an

inheritance, according to the number of names.

26:54 "To a large tribe you shall give a larger

inheritance, and to a small tribe you shall give a

smaller inheritance. Each shall be given its

inheritance according to those who were

numbered of them.

26:55 "But the land shall be divided by lot; they

shall inherit according to the names of the tribes

of their fathers.

26:56 "According to the lot their inheritance

shall be divided between the larger and the

smaller."

26:57 And these are those who were numbered

of the Levites according to their families: of

Gershon, the family of the Gershonites; of

Kohath, the family of the Kohathites; of Merari,

the family of the Merarites.

26:58 These are the families of the Levites: the

family of the Libnites, the family of the

Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the

family of the Mushites, and the family of the

Korathites. And Kohath begot Amram.

26:59 The name of Amram's wife was Jochebed

the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in

 

Numbers 26:

Egypt; and to Amram she bore Aaron and Moses

and their sister Miriam.

26:60 To Aaron were born Nadab and Abihu,

Eleazar and Ithamar.

26:61 And Nadab and Abihu died when they

offered profane fire before Yahweh.

26:62 Now those who were numbered of them

were twenty-three thousand, every male from a

month old and above; for they were not

numbered among the other children of Israel,

because there was no inheritance given to them

among the children of Israel.

26:63 These are those who were numbered by

Moses and Eleazar the priest, who numbered the

children of Israel in the plains of Moab by the

Jordan, across from Jericho.

26:64 But among these there was not a man of

those who were numbered by Moses and Aaron

the priest when they numbered the children of

Israel in the Wilderness of Sinai.

26:65 For Yahweh had said of them, "They shall

surely die in the wilderness." So there was not

left a man of them, except Caleb the son of

Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun.

 

Numbers 27:

27:1 Then came the daughters of Zelophehad the

son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of

Machir, the son of Manasseh, from the families

of Manasseh the son of Joseph; and these were

the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah,

Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.

27:2 And they stood before Moses, before

Eleazar the priest, and before the leaders and all

the congregation, by the doorway of the

tabernacle of meeting, saying:

27:3 "Our father died in the wilderness; but he

was not in the company of those who gathered

together against Yahweh, in company with

Korah, but he died in his own sin; and he had no

sons.

27:4 "Why should the name of our father be

removed from among his family because he had

no son? Give us a possession among our father's

brothers."

27:5 So Moses brought their case before

Yahweh.

27:6 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

27:7 "The daughters of Zelophehad speak what

is right; you shall surely give them a possession

of inheritance among their father's brothers, and

cause the inheritance of their father to pass to

them.

27:8 "And you shall speak to the children of

Israel, saying: 'If a man dies and has no son, then

you shall cause his inheritance to pass to his

daughter.

27:9 'If he has no daughter, then you shall give

his inheritance to his brothers.

27:10 'If he has no brothers, then you shall give

his inheritance to his father's brothers.

27:11 'And if his father has no brothers, then you

shall give his inheritance to the relative closest

him in his family, and he shall possess it.' " And

it shall be to the children of Israel a statute of

judgment, just as Yahweh commanded Moses.

27:12 Now Yahweh said to Moses: "Go up into

this Mount Abarim, and see the land which I

have given to the children of Israel.

27:13 "And when you have seen it, you also shall

be gathered to your people, as Aaron your

brother was gathered.

27:14 "For in the Wilderness of Zin, during the

strife of the congregation, you rebelled against

My command to hallow Me at the waters before

their eyes." (These are the waters of Meribah, at

Kadesh in the Wilderness of Zin.)

27:15 Then Moses spoke to Yahweh, saying:

27:16 "Let Yahweh, the God of the spirits of all

flesh, set a man over the congregation,

27:17 "who may go out before them and go in

before them, who may lead them out and bring

them in, that the congregation of Yahweh may

not be like sheep which have no shepherd."

27:18 And Yahweh said to Moses: "Take Joshua

the son of Nun with you, a man in whom is My

Spirit, and lay your hand on him;

27:19 "set him before Eleazar the priest and

before all the congregation, and inaugurate him

in their sight.

27:20 "And you shall give some of your

authority to him, that all the congregation of the

children of Israel may be obedient.

27:21 "He shall stand before Eleazar the priest,

who shall inquire before Yahweh for him by the

judgment of the Urim. At his word they shall go

out, and at his word they shall come in, he and

all the children of Israel with him-all the

congregation."

27:22 So Moses did as Yahweh commanded

him. He took Joshua and set him before Eleazar

the priest and before all the congregation.

27:23 And he laid his hands on him and

inaugurated him, just as Yahweh commanded by

the hand of Moses.

 

Numbers 28:

28:1 Now Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

28:2 "Command the children of Israel, and say to

them, 'My offering, My food for My offerings

made by fire as a sweet aroma to Me, you shall

be careful to offer to Me at their appointed time.'

28:3 "And you shall say to them, 'This is the

offering made by fire which you shall offer to

Yahweh: two male lambs in their first year

without blemish, day by day, as a regular burnt

offering.

28:4 'The one lamb you shall offer in the

morning, the other lamb you shall offer in the

evening,

28:5 'and one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour as a

grain offering mixed with one-fourth of a hin of

pressed oil.

28:6 'It is a regular burnt offering which was

ordained at Mount Sinai for a sweet aroma, an

offering made by fire to Yahweh.

28:7 'And its drink offering shall be one-fourth

of a hin for each lamb; in a holy place you shall

pour out the drink to Yahweh as an offering.

28:8 'The other lamb you shall offer in the

evening; as the morning grain offering and its

drink offering, you shall offer it as an offering

made by fire, a sweet aroma to Yahweh.

28:9 'And on the Sabbath day two lambs in their

first year, without blemish, and two-tenths of an

ephah of fine flour as a grain offering, mixed

with oil, with its drink offering-

28:10 'this is the burnt offering for every

Sabbath, besides the regular burnt offering with

its drink offering.

28:11 'At the beginnings of your months you

shall present a burnt offering to Yahweh: two

young bulls, one ram, and seven lambs in their

first year, without blemish;

28:12 'three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour as a

grain offering, mixed with oil, for each bull; twotenths

of an ephah of fine flour as a grain

offering, mixed with oil, for the one ram;

28:13 'and one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour,

mixed with oil, as a grain offering for each lamb,

as a burnt offering of sweet aroma, an offering

made by fire to Yahweh.

28:14 'Their drink offering shall be half a hin of

wine for a bull, one-third of a hin for a ram, and

one-fourth of a hin for a lamb; this is the burnt

offering for each month throughout the months

of the year.

28:15 'Also one kid of the goats as a sin offering

to Yahweh shall be offered, besides the regular

burnt offering and its drink offering.

28:16 'On the fourteenth day of the first month

is the Passover of Yahweh.

28:17 'And on the fifteenth day of this month is

the feast; unleavened bread shall be eaten for

seven days.

28:18 'On the first day you shall have a holy

convocation. You shall do no customary work.

28:19 'And you shall present an offering made by

fire as a burnt offering to Yahweh: two young

bulls, one ram, and seven lambs in their first

year. Be sure they are without blemish.

28:20 'Their grain offering shall be of fine flour

mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah you

shall offer for a bull, and two-tenths for a ram;

28:21 'you shall offer one-tenth of an ephah for

each of the seven lambs;

28:22 'also one goat as a sin offering, to make

atonement for you.

28:23 'You shall offer these besides the burnt

offering of the morning, which is for a regular

burnt offering.

28:24 'In this manner you shall offer the food of

the offering made by fire daily for seven days, as

a sweet aroma to Yahweh; it shall be offered

besides the regular burnt offering and its drink

offering.

28:25 'And on the seventh day you shall have a

holy convocation. You shall do no customary

work.

28:26 'Also on the day of the firstfruits, when

you bring a new grain offering to Yahweh at

your Feast of Weeks, you shall have a holy

convocation. You shall do no customary work.

28:27 'You shall present a burnt offering as a

sweet aroma to Yahweh: two young bulls, one

ram, and seven lambs in their first year,

28:28 'with their grain offering of fine flour

mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah for each

bull, two-tenths for the one ram,

28:29 'and one-tenth for each of the seven lambs;

28:30 'also one kid of the goats, to make

atonement for you.

28:31 'Be sure they are without blemish. You

shall present them with their drink offerings,

besides the regular burnt offering with its grain

offering.

 

Numbers 29:

29:1 'And in the seventh month, on the first day

of the month, you shall have a holy convocation.

You shall do no customary work. For you it is a

day of blowing the trumpets.

29:2 'You shall offer a burnt offering as a sweet

aroma to Yahweh: one young bull, one ram, and

seven lambs in their first year, without blemish.

29:3 'Their grain offering shall be fine flour

mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah for the

bull, two-tenths for the ram,

29:4 'and one-tenth for each of the seven lambs;

29:5 'also one kid of the goats as a sin offering,

to make atonement for you;

29:6 'besides the burnt offering with its grain

offering for the New Moon, the regular burnt

offering with its grain offering, and their drink

offerings, according to their ordinance, as a

sweet aroma, an offering made by fire to

Yahweh.

29:7 'On the tenth day of this seventh month you

shall have a holy convocation. You shall afflict

your bodies; you shall not do any work.

29:8 'You shall present a burnt offering to

Yahweh as a sweet aroma: one young bull, one

ram, and seven lambs in their first year. Be sure

they are without blemish.

29:9 'Their grain offering shall be of fine flour

mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah for the

bull, two-tenths for the one ram,

29:10 'and one-tenth for each of the seven lambs;

29:11 'also one kid of the goats as a sin offering,

besides the sin offering for atonement, the

regular burnt offering with its grain offering, and

their drink offerings.

29:12 'On the fifteenth day of the seventh month

you shall have a holy convocation. You shall do

no customary work, and you shall keep a feast to

Yahweh seven days.

29:13 'You shall present a burnt offering, an

offering made by fire as a sweet aroma to

Yahweh: thirteen young bulls, two rams, and

fourteen lambs in their first year. They shall be

without blemish.

29:14 'Their grain offering shall be of fine flour

mixed with oil: three-tenths of an ephah for each

of the thirteen bulls, two-tenths for each of the

two rams,

29:15 'and one-tenth for each of the fourteen

lambs;

29:16 'also one kid of the goats as a sin offering,

besides the regular burnt offering, its grain

offering, and its drink offering.

29:17 'On the second day present twelve young

bulls, two rams, fourteen lambs in their first year

without blemish,

29:18 'and their grain offering and their drink

offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the

lambs, by their number, according to the

ordinance;

29:19 'also one kid of the goats as a sin offering,

besides the regular burnt offering with its grain

offering, and their drink offerings.

29:20 'On the third day present eleven bulls, two

rams, fourteen lambs in their first year without

blemish,

29:21 'and their grain offering and their drink

offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the

lambs, by their number, according to the

ordinance;

29:22 'also one goat as a sin offering, besides the

regular burnt offering, its grain offering, and its

drink offering.

29:23 'On the fourth day present ten bulls, two

rams, and fourteen lambs in their first year,

without blemish,

29:24 'and their grain offering and their drink

offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the

lambs, by their number, according to the

ordinance;

29:25 'also one kid of the goats as a sin offering,

besides the regular burnt offering, its grain

offering, and its drink offering.

29:26 'On the fifth day present nine bulls, two

rams, and fourteen lambs in their first year

without blemish,

29:27 'and their grain offering and their drink

offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the

lambs, by their number, according to the

ordinance;

29:28 'also one goat as a sin offering, besides the

regular burnt offering, its grain offering, and its

drink offering.

29:29 'On the sixth day present eight bulls, two

rams, and fourteen lambs in their first year

without blemish,

29:30 'and their grain offering and their drink

offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the

lambs, by their number, according to the

ordinance;

29:31 'also one goat as a sin offering, besides the

regular burnt offering, its grain offering, and its

drink offering.

29:32 'On the seventh day present seven bulls,

two rams, and fourteen lambs in their first year

without blemish,

29:33 'and their grain offering and their drink

offerings for the bulls, for the rams, and for the

lambs, by their number, according to the

ordinance;

29:34 'also one goat as a sin offering, besides the

regular burnt offering, its grain offering, and its

drink offering.

29:35 'On the eighth day you shall have a sacred

assembly. You shall do no customary work.

29:36 'You shall present a burnt offering, an

offering made by fire as a sweet aroma to

Yahweh: one bull, one ram, seven lambs in their

first year without blemish,

29:37 'and their grain offering and their drink

offerings for the bull, for the ram, and for the

lambs, by their number, according to the

ordinance;

29:38 'also one goat as a sin offering, besides the

regular burnt offering, its grain offering, and its

drink offering.

29:39 'These you shall present to Yahweh at

your appointed feasts (besides your vowed

offerings and your freewill offerings) as your

burnt offerings and your grain offerings, as your

drink offerings and your peace offerings.' "

29:40 So Moses told the children of Israel

everything, just as Yahweh commanded Moses.

 

Numbers 30:

30:1 Then Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes

concerning the children of Israel, saying, "This is

the thing which Yahweh has commanded:

30:2 "If a man makes a vow to Yahweh, or

swears an oath to bind himself by some

agreement, he shall not break his word; he shall

do according to all that proceeds out of his

mouth.

30:3 "Or if a woman makes a vow to Yahweh,

and binds herself by some agreement while in

her father's house in her youth,

30:4 "and her father hears her vow and the

agreement by which she has bound herself, and

her father holds his peace, then all her vows shall

stand, and every agreement with which she has

bound herself shall stand.

30:5 "But if her father overrules her on the day

that he hears, then none of her vows nor her

agreements by which she has bound herself shall

stand; and Yahweh will release her, because her

father overruled her.

30:6 "If indeed she takes a husband, while

bound by her vows or by a rash utterance from

her lips by which she bound herself,

30:7 "and her husband hears it, and makes no

response to her on the day that he hears, then her

vows shall stand, and her agreements by which

she bound herself shall stand.

30:8 "But if her husband overrules her on the day

that he hears it, he shall make void her vow

which she took and what she uttered with her

lips, by which she bound herself, and Yahweh

will release her.

30:9 "Also any vow of a widow or a divorced

woman, by which she has bound herself, shall

stand against her.

30:10 "If she vowed in her husband's house, or

bound herself by an agreement with an oath,

30:11 "and her husband heard it, and made no

response to her and did not overrule her, then all

her vows shall stand, and every agreement by

which she bound herself shall stand.

30:12 "But if her husband truly made them void

on the day he heard them, then whatever

proceeded from her lips concerning her vows or

concerning the agreement binding her, it shall

not stand; her husband has made them void, and

Yahweh will release her.

30:13 "Every vow and every binding oath to

afflict her body, her husband may confirm it, or

her husband may make it void.

30:14 "Now if her husband makes no response

whatever to her from day to day, then he

confirms all her vows or all the agreements that

rs 30:

bind her; he confirms them, because he made no

response to her on the day that he heard them.

30:15 "But if he does make them void after he

has heard them, then he shall bear her guilt."

30:16 These are the statutes which Yahweh

commanded Moses, between a man and his wife,

and between a father and his daughter in her

youth in her father's house.

 

Numbers 31:

31:1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

31:2 "Take vengeance on the Midianites for the

children of Israel. Afterward you shall be

gathered to your people."

31:3 So Moses spoke to the people, saying, "Arm

some of yourselves for war, and let them go

against the Midianites to take vengeance for

Yahweh on Midian.

31:4 "A thousand from each tribe of all the tribes

of Israel you shall send to the war."

31:5 So there were recruited from the divisions

of Israel one thousand from each tribe, twelve

thousand armed for war.

31:6 Then Moses sent them to the war, one

thousand from each tribe; he sent them to the war

with Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, with

the holy articles and the signal trumpets in his

hand.

31:7 And they warred against the Midianites, just

as Yahweh commanded Moses, and they killed

all the males.

31:8 They killed the kings of Midian with the

rest of those who were killed-Evi, Rekem, Zur,

Hur, and Reba, the five kings of Midian. Balaam

the son of Beor they also killed with the sword.

31:9 And the children of Israel took the women

of Midian captive, with their little ones, and took

as spoil all their cattle, all their flocks, and all

their goods.

31:10 They also burned with fire all the cities

where they dwelt, and all their forts.

31:11 And they took all the spoil and all the

booty-of man and beast.

31:12 Then they brought the captives, the booty,

and the spoil to Moses, to Eleazar the priest, and

to the congregation of the children of Israel, to

the camp in the plains of Moab by the Jordan,

across from Jericho.

31:13 And Moses, Eleazar the priest, and all the

leaders of the congregation, went to meet them

outside the camp.

31:14 But Moses was angry with the officers of

the army, with the captains over thousands and

captains over hundreds, who had come from the

battle.

31:15 And Moses said to them: "Have you kept

all the women alive?

31:16 "Look, these women caused the children

of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to

trespass against Yahweh in the incident of Peor,

and there was a plague among the congregation

of Yahweh.

31:17 "Now therefore, kill every male among the

little ones, and kill every woman who has known

a man intimately.

31:18 "But keep alive for yourselves all the

young girls who have not known a man

intimately.

31:19 "And as for you, remain outside the camp

seven days; whoever has killed any person, and

whoever has touched any slain, purify yourselves

and your captives on the third day and on the

seventh day.

31:20 "Purify every garment, everything made of

leather, everything woven of goats' hair, and

everything made of wood."

31:21 Then Eleazar the priest said to the men of

war who had gone to the battle, "This is the

ordinance of the law which Yahweh commanded

Moses:

31:22 "Only the gold, the silver, the bronze, the

iron, the tin, and the lead,

31:23 "everything that can endure fire, you shall

put through the fire, and it shall be clean [disease

inhibiting]; and it shall be purified with the water

of purification. But all that cannot endure fire

you shall put through water.

31:24 "And you shall wash your clothes on the

seventh day and be clean [disease inhibiting],

and afterward you may come into the camp."

31:25 Now Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying:

31:26 "Count up the plunder that was taken-of

man and beast-you and Eleazar the priest and the

chief fathers of the congregation;

31:27 "and divide the plunder into two parts,

between those who took part in the war, who

went out to battle, and all the congregation.

31:28 "And levy a tribute for Yahweh on the

men of war who went out to battle: one of every

five hundred of the persons, the cattle, the

donkeys, and the sheep;

31:29 "take it from their half, and give it to

Eleazar the priest as a heave offering to Yahweh.

31:30 "And from the children of Israel's half you

shall take one of every fifty, drawn from the

persons, the cattle, the donkeys, and the sheep,

from all the livestock, and give them to the

Levites who keep charge of the tabernacle of

Yahweh."

31:31 So Moses and Eleazar the priest did as

Yahweh commanded Moses.

31:32 The booty remaining from the plunder,

which the men of war had taken, was six

hundred and seventy-five thousand sheep,

31:33 seventy-two thousand cattle,

31:34 sixty-one thousand donkeys,

31:35 and thirty-two thousand persons in all, of

women who had not known a man intimately.

31:36 And the half, the portion for those who

had gone out to war, was in number three

hundred and thirty-seven thousand five hundred

sheep;

31:37 and Yahweh’s tribute of the sheep was six

hundred and seventy-five.

31:38 The cattle were thirty-six thousand, of

which Yahweh’s tribute was seventy-two.

31:39 The donkeys were thirty thousand five

hundred, of which Yahweh’s tribute was sixtyone.

31:40 The persons were sixteen thousand, of

which Yahweh’s tribute was thirty-two persons.

31:41 So Moses gave the tribute which was

Yahweh’s heave offering to Eleazar the priest, as

Yahweh commanded Moses.

31:42 And from the children of Israel's half,

which Moses separated from the men who

fought-

31:43 now the half belonging to the congregation

was three hundred and thirty-seven thousand five

hundred sheep,

31:44 thirty-six thousand cattle,

31:45 thirty thousand five hundred donkeys,

31:46 and sixteen thousand persons-

31:47 and from the children of Israel's half

Moses took one of every fifty, drawn from man

and beast, and gave them to the Levites, who

kept charge of the tabernacle of Yahweh, as

Yahweh commanded Moses.

31:48 Then the officers who were over

thousands of the army, the captains of thousands

and captains of hundreds, came near to Moses;

31:49 and they said to Moses, "Your servants

have taken a count of the men of war who are

under our command, and not a man of us is

missing.

31:50 "Therefore we have brought an offering

for Yahweh, what every man found of ornaments

of gold: armlets and bracelets and signet rings

and earrings and necklaces, to make atonement

for ourselves before Yahweh."

31:51 So Moses and Eleazar the priest received

the gold from them, all the fashioned ornaments.

31:52 And all the gold of the offering that they

offered to Yahweh, from the captains of

thousands and captains of hundreds, was sixteen

thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels.

31:53 (The men of war had taken spoil, every

man for himself.)

31:54 And Moses and Eleazar the priest received

the gold from the captains of thousands and of

hundreds, and brought it into the tabernacle of

meeting as a memorial for the children of Israel

before Yahweh.

 

Numbers 32:

32:1 Now the children of Reuben and the

children of Gad had a very great multitude of

livestock; and when they saw the land of Jazer

and the land of Gilead, that indeed the region

was a place for livestock,

32:2 the children of Gad and the children of

Reuben came and spoke to Moses, to Eleazar the

priest, and to the leaders of the congregation,

saying,

32:3 "Ataroth, Dibon, Jazer, Nimrah, Heshbon,

Elealeh, Shebam, Nebo, and Beon,

32:4 "the country which Yahweh defeated before

the congregation of Israel, is a land for livestock,

and your servants have livestock."

32:5 Therefore they said, "If we have found

favor in your sight, let this land be given to your

servants as a possession. Do not take us over the

Jordan."

32:6 And Moses said to the children of Gad and

to the children of Reuben: "Shall your brethren

go to war while you sit here?

32:7 "Now why will you discourage the heart of

the children of Israel from going over into the

land which Yahweh has given them?

32:8 "Thus your fathers did when I sent them

away from Kadesh Barnea to see the land.

32:9 "For when they went up to the Valley of

Eshcol and saw the land, they discouraged the

heart of the children of Israel, so that they did not

go into the land which Yahweh had given them.

32:10 "So Yahweh’s anger was aroused on that

day, and He swore an oath, saying,

32:11 'Surely none of the men who came up

from Egypt, from twenty years old and above,

shall see the land of which I swore to Abraham,

Isaac, and Jacob, because they have not wholly

followed Me,

32:12 'except Caleb the son of Jephunneh, the

Kenizzite, and Joshua the son of Nun, for they

have wholly followed Yahweh.'

32:13 "So Yahweh’s anger was aroused against

Israel, and He made them wander in the

wilderness forty years, until all the generation

that had done evil in the sight of Yahweh was

gone.

32:14 "And look! You have risen in your father's

place, a brood of sinful men, to increase still

more the fierce anger of Yahweh against Israel.

32:15 "For if you turn away from following Him,

He will once again leave them in the wilderness,

and you will destroy all these people."

32:16 Then they came near to him and said:

"We will build sheepfolds here for our livestock,

and cities for our little ones,

32:17 "but we ourselves will be armed, ready to

go before the children of Israel until we have

brought them to their place; and our little ones

will dwell in the fortified cities because of the

inhabitants of the land.

32:18 "We will not return to our homes until

every one of the children of Israel has received

his inheritance.

32:19 "For we will not inherit with them on the

other side of the Jordan and beyond, because our

inheritance has fallen to us on this eastern side of

the Jordan."

32:20 Then Moses said to them: "If you do this

thing, if you arm yourselves before Yahweh for

the war,

32:21 "and all your armed men cross over the

Jordan before Yahweh until He has driven out

His enemies from before Him,

32:22 "and the land is subdued before Yahweh,

then afterward you may return and be blameless

before Yahweh and before Israel; and this land

shall be your possession before Yahweh.

32:23 "But if you do not do so, then take note,

you have sinned against Yahweh; and be sure

your sin will find you out.

32:24 "Build cities for your little ones and folds

for your sheep, and do what has proceeded out of

your mouth."

32:25 And the children of Gad and the children

of Reuben spoke to Moses, saying: "Your

servants will do as my lord commands.

32:26 "Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and

all our livestock will be there in the cities of

Gilead;

32:27 "but your servants will cross over, every

man armed for war, before Yahweh to battle, just

as my lord says."

32:28 So Moses gave command concerning

them to Eleazar the priest, to Joshua the son of

Nun, and to the chief fathers of the tribes of the

children of Israel.

32:29 And Moses said to them: "If the children

of Gad and the children of Reuben cross over the

Jordan with you, every man armed for battle

before Yahweh, and the land is subdued before

you, then you shall give them the land of Gilead

as a possession.

32:30 "But if they do not cross over armed with

you, they shall have possessions among you in

the land of Canaan."

32:31 Then the children of Gad and the children

of Reuben answered, saying: "As Yahweh has

said to your servants, so we will do.

32:32 "We will cross over armed before Yahweh

into the land of Canaan, but the possession of our

inheritance shall remain with us on this side of

the Jordan."

32:33 So Moses gave to the children of Gad, to

the children of Reuben, and to half the tribe of

Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of

Sihon king of the Amorites and the kingdom of

Og king of Bashan, the land with its cities within

the borders, the cities of the surrounding country.

32:34 And the children of Gad built Dibon and

Ataroth and Aroer,

32:35 Atroth and Shophan and Jazer and

Jogbehah,

32:36 Beth Nimrah and Beth Haran, fortified

cities, and folds for sheep.

32:37 And the children of Reuben built Heshbon

and Elealeh and Kirjathaim,

32:38 Nebo and Baal Meon (their names being

changed) and Shibmah; and they gave other

names to the cities which they built.

32:39 And the children of Machir the son of

Manasseh went to Gilead and took it, and

dispossessed the Amorites who were in it.

32:40 So Moses gave Gilead to Machir the son

of Manasseh, and he dwelt in it.

32:41 Also Jair the son of Manasseh went and

took its small towns, and called them Havoth

Jair.

32:42 Then Nobah went and took Kenath and its

villages, and he called it Nobah, after his own

name.

 

Numbers 33:

33:1 These are the journeys of the children of

Israel, who went out of the land of Egypt by their

armies under the hand of Moses and Aaron.

33:2 Now Moses wrote down the starting points

of their journeys at the command of Yahweh.

And these are their journeys according to their

starting points:

33:3 They departed from Rameses in the first

month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on

the day after the Passover the children of Israel

went out with boldness in the sight of all the

Egyptians.

33:4 For the Egyptians were burying all their

firstborn, whom Yahweh had killed among them.

Also on their gods Yahweh had executed

judgments.

33:5 Then the children of Israel moved from

Rameses and camped at Succoth.

33:6 They departed from Succoth and camped at

Etham, which is on the edge of the wilderness.

33:7 They moved from Etham and turned back to

Pi Hahiroth, which is east of Baal Zephon; and

they camped near Migdol.

33:8 They departed from before Hahiroth and

passed through the midst of the sea into the

wilderness, went three days' journey in the

Wilderness of Etham, and camped at Marah.

33:9 They moved from Marah and came to Elim.

At Elim were twelve springs of water and

seventy palm trees; so they camped there.

33:10 They moved from Elim and camped by the

Red Sea.

33:11 They moved from the Red Sea and

camped in the Wilderness of Sin.

33:12 They journeyed from the Wilderness of

Sin and camped at Dophkah.

33:13 They departed from Dophkah and camped

at Alush.

33:14 They moved from Alush and camped at

Rephidim, where there was no water for the

people to drink.

33:15 They departed from Rephidim and camped

in the Wilderness of Sinai.

33:16 They moved from the Wilderness of Sinai

and camped at Kibroth Hattaavah.

33:17 They departed from Kibroth Hattaavah

and camped at Hazeroth.

33:18 They departed from Hazeroth and camped

at Rithmah.

33:19 They departed from Rithmah and camped

at Rimmon Perez.

33:20 They departed from Rimmon Perez and

camped at Libnah.

33:21 They moved from Libnah and camped at

Rissah.

33:22 They journeyed from Rissah and camped

at Kehelathah.

33:23 They went from Kehelathah and camped at

Mount Shepher.

33:24 They moved from Mount Shepher and

camped at Haradah.

33:25 They moved from Haradah and camped at

Makheloth.

33:26 They moved from Makheloth and camped

at Tahath.

33:27 They departed from Tahath and camped at

Terah.

33:28 They moved from Terah and camped at

Mithkah.

33:29 They went from Mithkah and camped at

Hashmonah.

33:30 They departed from Hashmonah and

camped at Moseroth.

33:31 They departed from Moseroth and camped

at Bene Jaakan.

33:32 They moved from Bene Jaakan and

camped at Hor Hagidgad.

33:33 They went from Hor Hagidgad and

camped at Jotbathah.

33:34 They moved from Jotbathah and camped

at Abronah.

33:35 They departed from Abronah and camped

at Ezion Geber.

33:36 They moved from Ezion Geber and

camped in the Wilderness of Zin, which is

Kadesh.

33:37 They moved from Kadesh and camped at

Mount Hor, on the boundary of the land of

Edom.

33:38 Then Aaron the priest went up to Mount

Hor at the command of Yahweh, and died there

in the fortieth year after the children of Israel had

come out of the land of Egypt, on the first day of

the fifth month.

33:39 Aaron was one hundred and twenty-three

years old when he died on Mount Hor.

33:40 Now the king of Arad, the Canaanite, who

dwelt in the South in the land of Canaan, heard

of the coming of the children of Israel.

33:41 So they departed from Mount Hor and

camped at Zalmonah.

33:42 They departed from Zalmonah and

camped at Punon.

33:43 They departed from Punon and camped at

Oboth.

33:44 They departed from Oboth and camped at

Ije Abarim, at the border of Moab.

33:45 They departed from Ijim and camped at

Dibon Gad.

33:46 They moved from Dibon Gad and camped

at Almon Diblathaim.

33:47 They moved from Almon Diblathaim and

camped in the mountains of Abarim, before

Nebo.

33:48 They departed from the mountains of

Abarim and camped in the plains of Moab by the

Jordan, across from Jericho.

33:49 They camped by the Jordan, from Beth

Jesimoth as far as the Abel Acacia Grove in the

plains of Moab.

33:50 Now Yahweh spoke to Moses in the

plains of Moab by the Jordan, across from

Jericho, saying,

33:51 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to

them: 'When you have crossed the Jordan into

the land of Canaan,

33:52 'then you shall drive out all the inhabitants

of the land from before you, destroy all their

Numbers 34:

engraved stones, destroy all their molded images,

and demolish all their high places;

33:53 'you shall dispossess the inhabitants of the

land and dwell in it, for I have given you the land

to possess.

33:54 'And you shall divide the land by lot as an

inheritance among your families; to the larger

you shall give a larger inheritance, and to the

smaller you shall give a smaller inheritance;

there everyone's inheritance shall be whatever

falls to him by lot. You shall inherit according to

the tribes of your fathers.

33:55 'But if you do not drive out the inhabitants

of the land from before you, then it shall be that

those whom you let remain shall be irritants in

your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall

harass you in the land where you dwell.

33:56 'Moreover it shall be that I will do to you

as I thought to do to them.' "

 

Numbers 34:

34:1 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

34:2 "Command the children of Israel, and say to

them: 'When you come into the land of Canaan,

this is the land that shall fall to you as an

inheritance-the land of Canaan to its boundaries.

34:3 'Your southern border shall be from the

Wilderness of Zin along the border of Edom;

then your southern border shall extend eastward

to the end of the Salt Sea;

34:4 'your border shall turn from the southern

side of the Ascent of Akrabbim, continue to Zin,

and be on the south of Kadesh Barnea; then it

shall go on to Hazar Addar, and continue to

Azmon;

34:5 'the border shall turn from Azmon to the

Brook of Egypt, and it shall end at the Sea.

34:6 'As for the western border, you shall have

the Great Sea for a border; this shall be your

western border.

34:7 'And this shall be your northern border:

From the Great Sea you shall mark out your

border line to Mount Hor;

34:8 'from Mount Hor you shall mark out your

border to the entrance of Hamath; then the

direction of the border shall be toward Zedad;

34:9 'the border shall proceed to Ziphron, and it

shall end at Hazar Enan. This shall be your

northern border.

34:10 'You shall mark out your eastern border

from Hazar Enan to Shepham;

34:11 'the border shall go down from Shepham

to Riblah on the east side of Ain; the border shall

go down and reach to the eastern side of the Sea

of Chinnereth;

34:12 'the border shall go down along the Jordan,

and it shall end at the Salt Sea. This shall be your

land with its surrounding boundaries.' "

34:13 Then Moses commanded the children of

Israel, saying: "This is the land which you shall

inherit by lot, which Yahweh has commanded to

give to the nine tribes and to the half-tribe.

34:14 "For the tribe of the children of Reuben

according to the house of their fathers, and the

tribe of the children of Gad according to the

house of their fathers, have received their

inheritance; and the half-tribe of Manasseh has

received its inheritance.

34:15 "The two tribes and the half-tribe have

received their inheritance on this side of the

Jordan, across from Jericho eastward, toward the

sunrise."

34:16 And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

34:17 "These are the names of the men who shall

divide the land among you as an inheritance:

Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun.

34:18 "And you shall take one leader of every

tribe to divide the land for the inheritance.

34:19 "These are the names of the men: from the

tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh;

34:20 "from the tribe of the children of Simeon,

Shemuel the son of Ammihud;

34:21 "from the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the

son of Chislon;

34:22 "a leader from the tribe of the children of

Dan, Bukki the son of Jogli;

34:23 "from the sons of Joseph: a leader from the

tribe of the children of Manasseh, Hanniel the

son of Ephod,

34:24 "and a leader from the tribe of the children

of Ephraim, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan;

34:25 "a leader from the tribe of the children of

Zebulun, Elizaphan the son of Parnach;

34:26 "a leader from the tribe of the children of

Issachar, Paltiel the son of Azzan;

34:27 "a leader from the tribe of the children of

Asher, Ahihud the son of Shelomi;

34:28 "and a leader from the tribe of the children

of Naphtali, Pedahel the son of Ammihud."

34:29 These are the ones Yahweh commanded to

divide the inheritance among the children of

Israel in the land of Canaan.

 

Numbers 35:

35:1 And Yahweh spoke to Moses in the plains

of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho,

saying:

35:2 "Command the children of Israel that they

give the Levites cities to dwell in from the

inheritance of their possession, and you shall

also give the Levites common-land around the

cities.

35:3 "They shall have the cities to dwell in; and

their common-land shall be for their cattle, for

their herds, and for all their animals.

35:4 "The common-land of the cities which you

shall give the Levites shall extend from the wall

of the city outward a thousand cubits all around.

35:5 "And you shall measure outside the city on

the east side two thousand cubits, on the south

side two thousand cubits, on the west side two

thousand cubits, and on the north side two

thousand cubits. The city shall be in the middle.

This shall belong to them as common-land for

the cities.

35:6 "Now among the cities which you will give

to the Levites you shall appoint six cities of

refuge, to which a manslayer may flee. And to

these you shall add forty-two cities.

35:7 "So all the cities you will give to the Levites

shall be forty-eight; these you shall give with

their common-land.

35:8 "And the cities which you will give shall be

from the possession of the children of Israel;

from the larger tribe you shall give many, from

the smaller you shall give few. Each shall give

some of its cities to the Levites, in proportion to

the inheritance that each receives."

35:9 Then Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying,

35:10 "Speak to the children of Israel, and say to

them: 'When you cross the Jordan into the land

of Canaan,

35:11 'then you shall appoint cities to be cities of

refuge for you, that the manslayer who kills any

person accidentally may flee there.

35:12 'They shall be cities of refuge for you from

the avenger, that the manslayer may not die until

he stands before the congregation in judgment.

35:13 'And of the cities which you give, you

shall have six cities of refuge.

35:

35:14 'You shall appoint three cities on this side

of the Jordan, and three cities you shall appoint

in the land of Canaan, which will be cities of

refuge.

35:15 'These six cities shall be for refuge for the

children of Israel, for the stranger, and for the

sojourner among them, that anyone who kills a

person accidentally may flee there.

35:16 'But if he strikes him with an iron

implement, so that he dies, he is a murderer; the

murderer shall surely be put to death.

35:17 'And if he strikes him with a stone in the

hand, by which one could die, and he does die,

he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put

to death.

35:18 'Or if he strikes him with a wooden hand

weapon, by which one could die, and he does

die, he is a murderer; the murderer shall surely

be put to death.

35:19 'The avenger of blood himself shall put the

murderer to death; when he meets him, he shall

put him to death.

35:20 'If he pushes him out of hatred or, while

lying in wait, hurls something at him so that he

dies,

35:21 'or in enmity he strikes him with his hand

so that he dies, the one who struck him shall

surely be put to death. He is a murderer. The

avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death

when he meets him.

35:22 'However, if he pushes him suddenly

without enmity, or throws anything at him

without lying in wait,

35:23 'or uses a stone, by which a man could die,

throwing it at him without seeing him, so that he

dies, while he was not his enemy or seeking his

harm,

35:24 'then the congregation shall judge between

the manslayer and the avenger of blood

according to these judgments.

35:25 'So the congregation shall deliver the

manslayer from the hand of the avenger of blood,

and the congregation shall return him to the city

of refuge where he had fled, and he shall remain

there until the death of the high priest who was

anointed with the holy oil.

35:26 'But if the manslayer at any time goes

outside the limits of the city of refuge where he

fled,

35:27 'and the avenger of blood finds him

outside the limits of his city of refuge, and the

avenger of blood kills the manslayer, he shall not

be guilty of blood,

35:28 'because he should have remained in his

city of refuge until the death of the high priest.

But after the death of the high priest the

manslayer may return to the land of his

possession.

35:29 'And these things shall be a statute of

judgment to you throughout your generations in

all your dwellings.

35:30 'Whoever kills a person, the murderer shall

be put to death on the testimony of witnesses;

but one witness is not sufficient testimony

against a person for the death penalty.

35:31 'Moreover you shall take no ransom for the

life of a murderer who is guilty of death, but he

shall surely be put to death.

35:32 'And you shall take no ransom for him

who has fled to his city of refuge, that he may

return to dwell in the land before the death of the

priest.

35:33 'So you shall not pollute the land where

you are; for blood defiles the land, and no

atonement can be made for the land, for the

blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of

him who shed it.

35:34 'Therefore do not defile the land which

you inhabit, in the midst of which I dwell; for I

Yahweh dwell among the children of Israel.' "

 

Numbers 36:

36:1 Now the chief fathers of the families of the

children of Gilead the son of Machir, the son of

Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph,

came near and spoke before Moses and before

the leaders, the chief fathers of the children of

Israel.

36:2 And they said: "Yahweh commanded my

lord Moses to give the land as an inheritance by

lot to the children of Israel, and my lord was

commanded by Yahweh to give the inheritance

of our brother Zelophehad to his daughters.

36:3 "Now if they are married to any of the sons

of the other tribes of the children of Israel, then

their inheritance will be taken from the

inheritance of our fathers, and it will be added to

the inheritance of the tribe into which they

marry; so it will be taken from the lot of our

inheritance.

 

Numbers 36:

36:4 "And when the Jubilee of the children of

Israel comes, then their inheritance will be added

to the inheritance of the tribe into which they

marry; so their inheritance will be taken away

from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers."

36:5 Then Moses commanded the children of

Israel according to the word of Yahweh, saying:

"What the tribe of the sons of Joseph speaks is

right.

36:6 "This is what Yahweh commands

concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying,

'Let them marry whom they think best, but they

may marry only within the family of their

father's tribe.'

36:7 "So the inheritance of the children of Israel

shall not change hands from tribe to tribe, for

every one of the children of Israel shall keep the

inheritance of the tribe of his fathers.

36:8 "And every daughter who possesses an

inheritance in any tribe of the children of Israel

shall be the wife of one of the family of her

father's tribe, so that the children of Israel each

may possess the inheritance of his fathers.

36:9 "Thus no inheritance shall change hands

from one tribe to another, but every tribe of the

children of Israel shall keep its own inheritance."

36:10 Just as Yahweh commanded Moses, so

did the daughters of Zelophehad;

36:11 for Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milcah, and

Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, were

married to the sons of their father's brothers.

36:12 They were married into the families of the

children of Manasseh the son of Joseph, and

their inheritance remained in the tribe of their

father's family.

36:13 These are the commandments and the

judgments which Yahweh commanded the

children of Israel by the hand of Moses in the

plains of Moab by the Jordan, across from

Jericho.