Numbers Chapter 33 |
1These were the marches of the Israelites who started out from the land of Egypt, troop by troop, in the charge of Moses and Aaron. 2Moses recorded the starting points of their various marches as directed by the Lord. Their marches, by starting points, were as follows:
3They set out from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month. It was on the morrow of the passover offering that the Israelites started out defiantly, in plain view of all the Egyptians. 4The Egyptians meanwhile were burying those among them whom the Lord had struck down, every first-born—whereby the Lord executed judgment on their gods.
5The Israelites set out from Rameses and encamped at Succoth. 6They set out from Succoth and encamped at Etham, which is on the edge of the wilderness. 7They set out from Etham and turned about toward Pi-hahiroth, which faces Baal-zephon, and they encamped before Migdol. 8They set out from Pene-hahiroth and passed through the sea into the wilderness; and they made a three-days’ journey in the wilderness of Etham and encamped at Marah. 9They set out from Marah and came to Elim. There were twelve springs in Elim and seventy palm trees, so they encamped there. 10They set out from Elim and encamped by the Sea of Reeds. 11They set out from the Sea of Reeds and encamped in the wilderness of Sin. 12They set out from the wilderness of Sin and encamped at Dophkah. 13They set out from Dophkah and encamped at Alush. 14They set out from Alush and encamped at Rephidim; it was there that the people had no water to drink. 15They set out from Rephidim and encamped in the wilderness of Sinai. 16They set out from the wilderness of Sinai and encamped at Kibroth-hattaavah. 17They set out from Kibroth-hattaavah and encamped at Hazeroth. 18They set out from Hazeroth and encamped at Rithmah. 19They set out from Rithmah and encamped at Rimmon-perez. 20They set out from Rimmon-perez and encamped at Libnah. 21They set out from Libnah and encamped at Rissah. 22They set out from Rissah and encamped at Kehelath. 23They set out from Kehelath and encamped at Mount Shepher. 24They set out from Mount Shepher and encamped at Haradah. 25They set out from Haradah and encamped at Makheloth. 26They set out from Makheloth and encamped at Tahath. 27They set out from Tahath and encamped at Terah. 28They set out from Terah and encamped at Mithkah. 29They set out from Mithkah and encamped at Hashmonah. 30They set out from Hashmonah and encamped at Moseroth. 31They set out from Moseroth and encamped at Bene-jaakan. 32They set out from Bene-jaakan and encamped at Hor-haggidgad. 33They set out from Hor-haggidgad and encamped at Jotbath. 34They set out from Jotbath and encamped at Abronah. 35They set out from Abronah and encamped at Ezion-geber. 36They set out from Ezion-geber and encamped in the wilderness of Zin, that is, Kadesh. 37They set out from Kadesh and encamped at Mount Hor, on the edge of the land of Edom.
38Aaron the priest ascended Mount Hor at the command of the Lord and died there, in the fortieth year after the Israelites had left the land of Egypt, on the first day of the fifth month. 39Aaron was a hundred and twenty-three years old when he died on Mount Hor. 40And the Canaanite, king of Arad, who dwelt in the Negeb, in the land of Canaan, learned of the coming of the Israelites.
41They set out from Mount Hor and encamped at Zalmonah. 42They set out from Zalmonah and encamped at Punon. 43They set out from Punon and encamped at Oboth. 44They set out from Oboth and encamped at Iye-abarim, in the territory of Moab. 45They set out from Iyim and encamped at Dibon-gad. 46They set out from Dibon-gad and encamped at Almon-diblathaim. 47They set out from Almon-diblathaim and encamped in the hills of Abarim, before Nebo. 48They set out from the hills of Abarim and encamped in the steppes of Moab, at the Jordan near Jericho; 49they encamped by the Jordan from Beth-jeshimoth as far as Abel-shittim, in the steppes of Moab.
50In the steppes of Moab, at the Jordan near Jericho, the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 51Speak to the Israelite people and say to them: When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan, 52you shall dispossess all the inhabitants of the land; you shall destroy all their figured objects; you shall destroy all their molten images, and you shall demolish all their cult places. 53And you shall take possession of the land and settle in it, for I have assigned the land to you to possess. 54You shall apportion the land among yourselves by lot, clan by clan: with larger groups increase the share, with smaller groups reduce the share. Wherever the lot falls for anyone, that shall be his. You shall have your portions according to your ancestral tribes. 55But if you do not dispossess the inhabitants of the land, those whom you allow to remain shall be stings in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall harass you in the land in which you live; 56so that I will do to you what I planned to do to them.