February 25, 2019

Posted on February 27, 2019

February 25, 2019

Numbers 31:48 Numbers 32:15

48 And the officers who were over the thousands of the army, the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, approached Moses.

49 And they said to Moses, Your servants have taken the sum of the men of war who are under our charge, and not a man is missing from us;

50 And we have presented Jehovah’s offering, what every man has obtained, articles of gold, armlets and bracelets, signet rings, earrings and pendants, to make expiation for our souls before Jehovah.

51 And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold from them, all kinds of wrought articles.

52 And all the gold of the heave offering which they offered up to Jehovah, from the captains of thousands and from the captains of hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred fifty shekels.

53 The men of war had taken booty, each for himself.

54 So Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold from the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into the Tent of Meeting as a memorial for the children of Israel before Jehovah.


1 Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great abundance of livestock. And when they saw the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead, that the place was indeed a place for livestock,

2 The children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spoke to Moses and to Eleazar the priest and to the leaders of the assembly, saying,

3 Ataroth and Dibon and Jazer and Nimrah and Heshbon and Elealeh and Sebam and Nebo and Beon,

4 The land which Jehovah struck before the assembly of Israel, is a land for livestock, and your servants have livestock.

5 And they said, If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given to your servants for a possession; do not make us cross over the Jordan.

6 And Moses said to the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brothers go to war, while you stay here?

7 Now why would you discourage the heart of the children of Israel from crossing over into the land which Jehovah has given them?

8 Your fathers did this when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to see the land.

9 When they went up to the valley of Eshcol and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel from going into the land which Jehovah had given them.

10 And Jehovah’s anger was kindled in that day, and He swore, saying,

11 Surely none of the men who came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I swore to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, because they have not fully followed Me;

12 Except Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Joshua the son of Nun, because they have fully followed Jehovah.

13 And Jehovah’s anger was kindled against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until the whole generation which had done evil in the sight of Jehovah was consumed.

14 And now you have risen up in your fathers’ place, a brood of sinful men, to further increase the burning anger of Jehovah toward Israel.

15 For if you turn away from following Him, He will yet again leave them in the wilderness; and you will destroy this entire people.

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