Daily Word OT

February 8, 2019

Numbers 20:19 — Numbers 21:9

19 Then 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.

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

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

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

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

24 Aaron 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.

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

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

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

28 And 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.

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

CHAPTER 21

1 And when the Canaanite, the king of Arad, who dwelt in the Negev, heard that Israel was coming by the way of Atharim, he fought against Israel and took some of them captive.

2 And Israel made a vow to Jehovah and said, If You will indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.

3 And Jehovah listened to the voice of Israel and delivered up the Canaanites, and they utterly destroyed them and their cities. Thus the name of the place was called Hormah.

4 Then they journeyed from Mount Hor by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the people became impatient on the way.

5 And the people spoke against God and against Moses, Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and there is no water; and our soul loathes this light bread.

6 Then Jehovah sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people, so that many people of Israel died.

7 And the people came to Moses and said, We have sinned, because we have spoken against Jehovah and against you; pray to Jehovah, that He may take away the serpents from us. So Moses prayed for the people.

8 Then Jehovah said to Moses, Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and everyone who is bitten, when he sees it, shall live.

9 And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the pole; and if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked at the bronze serpent, he lived.