Nm 20:1Then the children of Israel, the whole assembly, came to the wilderness of Zin in the first month, and the people stayed at Kadesh; and Miriam died there and was buried there.

Nm 20:2And there was no water for the assembly, and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

Nm 20:3And the people contended with Moses and spoke, saying, If only we had expired when our brothers expired before Jehovah!

Nm 20:4Why then have you brought the congregation of Jehovah into this wilderness for us and our livestock to die there?

Nm 20:5Why then did you bring us up out of Egypt, to bring us to this wretched place? It is not a place of grain or figs or vines or pomegranates, and there is not even water to drink.

Nm 20:6And Moses and Aaron went from before the congregation to the entrance of the Tent of Meeting and fell upon their faces, and the glory of Jehovah appeared to them.

Nm 20:7Then Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

Nm 20:8Take the rod, and gather the assembly, you and Aaron your brother, and speak to the rock before their eyes, so that it yields its water. Thus you shall bring forth water for them out of the rock and give the assembly and their livestock something to drink.

Nm 20:9And Moses took the rod from before Jehovah, as He had commanded him.

Nm 20:10And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said to them, Listen now, you rebels: Shall we bring forth water for you out of this rock?

Nm 20:11Then Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock with his rod twice; and abundant water came forth, and the assembly and their livestock drank.

Nm 20:12And Jehovah said to Moses and Aaron, Because you did not believe in Me, to sanctify Me in the sight of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

Nm 20:13These are the waters of Meribah, where the children of Israel contended with Jehovah, and He was sanctified among them.

Nm 20:14Now Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom: Thus says your brother Israel, You know all the hardship that has befallen us;

Nm 20:15How our fathers went down to Egypt, and we dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians ill-treated us and our fathers;

Nm 20:16And when we cried to Jehovah, He heard our voice and sent an Angel and brought us forth out of Egypt; and now we are in Kadesh, a city on the edge of your border.

Nm 20:17Please let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or through vineyard, nor will we drink water from any well; we will go along the King’s Highway, not turning aside to the right or to the left, until we pass through your territory.

Nm 20:18But Edom said to him, You shall not pass through my territory, or else I will come out against you with the sword.

Nm 20:19Then the children of Israel said to him, We will go up by the highway, and if I and my livestock drink some of your water, then I will pay its price. Allow me only this one thing, to pass through on foot.

Nm 20:20However he said, You shall not pass through. And Edom came out against him with a large number of people and with a mighty hand.

Nm 20:21So Edom refused to give Israel passage through his territory, and Israel turned away from him.

Nm 20:22Now when they journeyed from Kadesh, the children of Israel, the whole assembly, came to Mount Hor.

Nm 20:23Then Jehovah spoke to Moses and to Aaron at Mount Hor, on the border of the land of Edom, saying,

Nm 20:24Aaron shall be gathered to his people, for he shall not enter into the land which I have given to the children of Israel, because you rebelled against My word at the waters of Meribah.

Nm 20:25Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up Mount Hor;

Nm 20:26And strip Aaron of his garments and put them upon Eleazar his son; so Aaron will be gathered to his people, and will die there.

Nm 20:27So Moses did just as Jehovah had commanded, and they went up Mount Hor in the sight of the whole assembly.

Nm 20:28And when Moses had stripped Aaron of his garments and put them on Eleazar his son, Aaron died there on the top of the mountain. Then Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain.

Nm 20:29And when the whole assembly saw that Aaron had expired, all the house of Israel wept for Aaron thirty days.

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