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Numbers 20


Num 20:1 Then the sons of Israel, the whole congregation, came to the wilderness of Zin in the first month; and the people stayed at Kadesh. Now Miriam died there and was buried there.
Num 20:2 There was no water for the congregation, and they assembled themselves against Moses and Aaron.
Num 20:3 The people thus contended with Moses and spoke, saying, "If only we had perished when our brothers perished before the Lord!
Num 20:4 Why then have you brought the Lord's assembly into this wilderness, for us and our beasts to die here?
Num 20:5 Why have you made us come up from Egypt, to bring us in to this wretched place? It is not a place of grain or figs or vines or pomegranates, nor is there water to drink."
Num 20:6 Then Moses and Aaron came in from the presence of the assembly to the doorway of the tent of meeting and fell on their faces. Then the glory of the Lord appeared to them;
Num 20:7 and the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, The Water of Meribah8 "Take the rod; and you and your brother Aaron assemble the congregation and speak to the rock before their eyes, that it may yield its water. You shall thus bring forth water for them out of the rock and let the congregation and their beasts drink."
Num 20:9 So Moses took the rod from before the Lord, just as He had commanded him;
Num 20:10 and Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly before the rock. And he said to them, "Listen now, you rebels; shall we bring forth water for you out of this rock?"
Num 20:11 Then Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation and their beasts drank.
Num 20:12 But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, "Because you have not believed Me, to treat Me as holy in the sight of the sons of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them."
Num 20:13 Those were the waters of Meribah, because the sons of Israel contended with the Lord, and He proved Himself holy among them.
Num 20:14 From Kadesh Moses then sent messengers to the king of Edom: "Thus your brother Israel has said, 'You know all the hardship that has befallen us;
Num 20:15 that our fathers went down to Egypt, and we stayed in Egypt a long time, and the Egyptians treated us and our fathers badly.
Num 20:16 But when we cried out to the Lord, He heard our voice and sent an angel and brought us out from Egypt; now behold, we are at Kadesh, a town on the edge of your territory.
Num 20:17 Please let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or through vineyard; we will not even drink water from a well. We will go along the king's highway, not turning to the right or left, until we pass through your territory.'"
Num 20:18 Edom, however, said to him, "You shall not pass through us, or I will come out with the sword against you."
Num 20:19 Again, the sons of Israel said to him, "We will go up by the highway, and if I and my livestock do drink any of your water, then I will pay its price. Let me only pass through on my feet, nothing else."
Num 20:20 But he said, "You shall not pass through." And Edom came out against him with a heavy force and with a strong hand.
Num 20:21 Thus Edom refused to allow Israel to pass through his territory; so Israel turned away from him.
Num 20:22 Now when they set out from Kadesh, the sons of Israel, the whole congregation, came to Mount Hor.
Num 20:23 Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron at Mount Hor by the border of the land of Edom, saying,
Num 20:24 "Aaron will be gathered to his people; for he shall not enter the land which I have given to the sons of Israel, because you rebelled against My command at the waters of Meribah.
Num 20:25 Take Aaron and his son Eleazar and bring them up to Mount Hor;
Num 20:26 and strip Aaron of his garments and put them on his son Eleazar. So Aaron will be gathered to his people, and will die there."
Num 20:27 So Moses did just as the Lord had commanded, and they went up to Mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.
Num 20:28 After Moses had stripped Aaron of his garments and put them on his son Eleazar, Aaron died there on the mountain top. Then Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain.
Num 20:29 When all the congregation saw that Aaron had died, all the house of Israel wept for Aaron thirty days.



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Num 20:1 Then came the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there. Num 20:1 Then the sons of Israel, the whole congregation, came to the wilderness of Zin in the first month; and the people stayed at Kadesh. Now Miriam died there and was buried there. Num 20:1 καὶ ἦλθον οἱ υἱοὶ Ισραηλ πᾶσα ἡ συναγωγή εἰς τὴν ἔρημον Σιν ἐν τῷ μηνὶ τῷ πρώτῳ καὶ κατέμεινεν ὁ λαὸς ἐν Καδης καὶ ἐτελεύτησεν ἐκεῖ Μαριαμ καὶ ἐτάφη ἐκεῖ
Num 20:2 And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron. Num 20:2 There was no water for the congregation, and they assembled themselves against Moses and Aaron. Num 20:2 καὶ οὐκ ἦν ὕδωρ τῇ συναγωγῇ καὶ ἠθροίσθησαν ἐπὶ Μωυσῆν καὶ Ααρων
Num 20:3 And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had died when our brethren died before the LORD! Num 20:3 The people thus contended with Moses and spoke, saying, "If only we had perished when our brothers perished before the Lord! Num 20:3 καὶ ἐλοιδορεῖτο ὁ λαὸς πρὸς Μωυσῆν λέγοντες ὄφελον ἀπεθάνομεν ἐν τῇ ἀπωλείᾳ τῶν ἀδελφῶν ἡμῶν ἔναντι κυρίου
Num 20:4 And why have ye brought up the congregation of the LORD into this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there? Num 20:4 Why then have you brought the Lord's assembly into this wilderness, for us and our beasts to die here? Num 20:4 καὶ ἵνα τί ἀνηγάγετε τὴν συναγωγὴν κυρίου εἰς τὴν ἔρημον ταύτην ἀποκτεῖναι ἡμᾶς καὶ τὰ κτήνη ἡμῶν
Num 20:5 And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink. Num 20:5 Why have you made us come up from Egypt, to bring us in to this wretched place? It is not a place of grain or figs or vines or pomegranates, nor is there water to drink." Num 20:5 καὶ ἵνα τί τοῦτο ἀνηγάγετε ἡμᾶς ἐξ Αἰγύπτου παραγενέσθαι εἰς τὸν τόπον τὸν πονηρὸν τοῦτον τόπος οὗ οὐ σπείρεται οὐδὲ συκαῖ οὐδὲ ἄμπελοι οὐδὲ ῥόαι οὐδὲ ὕδωρ ἐστὶν πιεῖν
Num 20:6 And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them. Num 20:6 Then Moses and Aaron came in from the presence of the assembly to the doorway of the tent of meeting and fell on their faces. Then the glory of the Lord appeared to them; Num 20:6 καὶ ἦλθεν Μωυσῆς καὶ Ααρων ἀπὸ προσώπου τῆς συναγωγῆς ἐπὶ τὴν θύραν τῆς σκηνῆς τοῦ μαρτυρίου καὶ ἔπεσαν ἐπὶ πρόσωπον καὶ ὤφθη ἡ δόξα κυρίου πρὸς αὐτούς
Num 20:7 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Num 20:7 and the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Num 20:7 καὶ ἐλάλησεν κύριος πρὸς Μωυσῆν λέγων
Num 20:8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink. Num 20:8 "Take the rod; and you and your brother Aaron assemble the congregation and speak to the rock before their eyes, that it may yield its water. You shall thus bring forth water for them out of the rock and let the congregation and their beasts drink." Num 20:8 λαβὲ τὴν ῥάβδον καὶ ἐκκλησίασον τὴν συναγωγὴν σὺ καὶ Ααρων ὁ ἀδελφός σου καὶ λαλήσατε πρὸς τὴν πέτραν ἔναντι αὐτῶν καὶ δώσει τὰ ὕδατα αὐτῆς καὶ ἐξοίσετε αὐτοῖς ὕδωρ ἐκ τῆς πέτρας καὶ ποτιεῖτε τὴν συναγωγὴν καὶ τὰ κτήνη αὐτῶν
Num 20:9 And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him. Num 20:9 So Moses took the rod from before the Lord, just as He had commanded him; Num 20:9 καὶ ἔλαβεν Μωυσῆς τὴν ῥάβδον τὴν ἀπέναντι κυρίου καθὰ συνέταξεν κύριος
Num 20:10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock? Num 20:10 and Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly before the rock. And he said to them, "Listen now, you rebels; shall we bring forth water for you out of this rock?" Num 20:10 καὶ ἐξεκκλησίασεν Μωυσῆς καὶ Ααρων τὴν συναγωγὴν ἀπέναντι τῆς πέτρας καὶ εἶπεν πρὸς αὐτούς ἀκούσατέ μου οἱ ἀπειθεῖς μὴ ἐκ τῆς πέτρας ταύτης ἐξάξομεν ὑμῖν ὕδωρ
Num 20:11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also. Num 20:11 Then Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation and their beasts drank. Num 20:11 καὶ ἐπάρας Μωυσῆς τὴν χεῖρα αὐτοῦ ἐπάταξεν τὴν πέτραν τῇ ῥάβδῳ δίς καὶ ἐξῆλθεν ὕδωρ πολύ καὶ ἔπιεν ἡ συναγωγὴ καὶ τὰ κτήνη αὐτῶν
Num 20:12 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them. Num 20:12 But the Lord said to Moses and Aaron, "Because you have not believed Me, to treat Me as holy in the sight of the sons of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them." Num 20:12 καὶ εἶπεν κύριος πρὸς Μωυσῆν καὶ Ααρων ὅτι οὐκ ἐπιστεύσατε ἁγιάσαι με ἐναντίον υἱῶν Ισραηλ διὰ τοῦτο οὐκ εἰσάξετε ὑμεῖς τὴν συναγωγὴν ταύτην εἰς τὴν γῆν ἣν δέδωκα αὐτοῖς
Num 20:13 This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified in them. Num 20:13 Those were the waters of Meribah, because the sons of Israel contended with the Lord, and He proved Himself holy among them. Num 20:13 τοῦτο ὕδωρ ἀντιλογίας ὅτι ἐλοιδορήθησαν οἱ υἱοὶ Ισραηλ ἔναντι κυρίου καὶ ἡγιάσθη ἐν αὐτοῖς
Num 20:14 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travail that hath befallen us: Num 20:14 From Kadesh Moses then sent messengers to the king of Edom: "Thus your brother Israel has said, 'You know all the hardship that has befallen us; Num 20:14 καὶ ἀπέστειλεν Μωυσῆς ἀγγέλους ἐκ Καδης πρὸς βασιλέα Εδωμ λέγων τάδε λέγει ὁ ἀδελφός σου Ισραηλ σὺ ἐπίστῃ πάντα τὸν μόχθον τὸν εὑρόντα ἡμᾶς
Num 20:15 How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers: Num 20:15 that our fathers went down to Egypt, and we stayed in Egypt a long time, and the Egyptians treated us and our fathers badly. Num 20:15 καὶ κατέβησαν οἱ πατέρες ἡμῶν εἰς Αἴγυπτον καὶ παρῳκήσαμεν ἐν Αἰγύπτῳ ἡμέρας πλείους καὶ ἐκάκωσαν ἡμᾶς οἱ Αἰγύπτιοι καὶ τοὺς πατέρας ἡμῶν
Num 20 16 And when we cried unto the LORD, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border Num 20:16 But when we cried out to the Lord, He heard our voice and sent an angel and brought us out from Egypt; now behold, we are at Kadesh, a town on the edge of your territory. Num 20:16 καὶ ἀνεβοήσαμεν πρὸς κύριον καὶ εἰσήκουσεν κύριος τῆς φωνῆς ἡμῶν καὶ ἀποστείλας ἄγγελον ἐξήγαγεν ἡμᾶς ἐξ Αἰγύπτου καὶ νῦν ἐσμεν ἐν Καδης πόλει ἐκ μέρους τῶν ὁρίων σου
Num 20 17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells we will go by the king's high way, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy borders. Num 20:17 Please let us pass through your land. We will not pass through field or through vineyard; we will not even drink water from a well. We will go along the king's highway, not turning to the right or left, until we pass through your territory.'" Num 20:17 παρελευσόμεθα διὰ τῆς γῆς σου οὐ διελευσόμεθα δι᾽ ἀγρῶν οὐδὲ δι᾽ ἀμπελώνων οὐδὲ πιόμεθα ὕδωρ ἐκ λάκκου σου ὁδῷ βασιλικῇ πορευσόμεθα οὐκ ἐκκλινοῦμεν δεξιὰ οὐδὲ εὐώνυμα ἕως ἂν παρέλθωμεν τὰ ὅριά σου
Num 20:18 And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword. Num 20:18 Edom, however, said to him, "You shall not pass through us, or I will come out with the sword against you." Num 20:18 καὶ εἶπεν πρὸς αὐτὸν Εδωμ οὐ διελεύσῃ δι᾽ ἐμοῦ εἰ δὲ μή ἐν πολέμῳ ἐξελεύσομαι εἰς συνάντησίν σοι
Num 20 19 And the children of Israel said unto him, We will go by the high way: and if I and my cattle drink of thy water, then I will pay for it I will only, without doing anything else, go through on my feet. Num 20:19 Again, the sons of Israel said to him, "We will go up by the highway, and if I and my livestock do drink any of your water, then I will pay its price. Let me only pass through on my feet, nothing else." Num 20:19 καὶ λέγουσιν αὐτῷ οἱ υἱοὶ Ισραηλ παρὰ τὸ ὄρος παρελευσόμεθα ἐὰν δὲ τοῦ ὕδατός σου πίωμεν ἐγώ τε καὶ τὰ κτήνη δώσω τιμήν σοι ἀλλὰ τὸ πρᾶγμα οὐδέν ἐστιν παρὰ τὸ ὄρος παρελευσόμεθα
Num 20:20 And he said, Thou shalt not go through. And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a strong hand. Num 20:20 But he said, "You shall not pass through." And Edom came out against him with a heavy force and with a strong hand. Num 20:20 ὁ δὲ εἶπεν οὐ διελεύσῃ δι᾽ ἐμοῦ καὶ ἐξῆλθεν Εδωμ εἰς συνάντησιν αὐτῷ ἐν ὄχλῳ βαρεῖ καὶ ἐν χειρὶ ἰσχυρᾷ
Num 20:21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him. Num 20:21 Thus Edom refused to allow Israel to pass through his territory; so Israel turned away from him. Num 20:21 καὶ οὐκ ἠθέλησεν Εδωμ δοῦναι τῷ Ισραηλ παρελθεῖν διὰ τῶν ὁρίων αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐξέκλινεν Ισραηλ ἀπ᾽ αὐτοῦ
Num 20:22 And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, journeyed from Kadesh, and came unto mount Hor. Num 20:22 Now when they set out from Kadesh, the sons of Israel, the whole congregation, came to Mount Hor. Num 20:22 καὶ ἀπῆραν ἐκ Καδης καὶ παρεγένοντο οἱ υἱοὶ Ισραηλ πᾶσα ἡ συναγωγή εἰς Ωρ τὸ ὄρος
Num 20:23 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast of the land of Edom, saying, Num 20:23 Then the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron at Mount Hor by the border of the land of Edom, saying, Num 20:23 καὶ εἶπεν κύριος πρὸς Μωυσῆν καὶ Ααρων ἐν Ωρ τῷ ὄρει ἐπὶ τῶν ὁρίων γῆς Εδωμ λέγων
Num 20:24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah. Num 20:24 "Aaron will be gathered to his people; for he shall not enter the land which I have given to the sons of Israel, because you rebelled against My command at the waters of Meribah. Num 20:24 προστεθήτω Ααρων πρὸς τὸν λαὸν αὐτοῦ ὅτι οὐ μὴ εἰσέλθητε εἰς τὴν γῆν ἣν δέδωκα τοῖς υἱοῖς Ισραηλ διότι παρωξύνατέ με ἐπὶ τοῦ ὕδατος τῆς λοιδορίας
Num 20:25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor: Num 20:25 Take Aaron and his son Eleazar and bring them up to Mount Hor; Num 20:25 λαβὲ τὸν Ααρων καὶ Ελεαζαρ τὸν υἱὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀναβίβασον αὐτοὺς εἰς Ωρ τὸ ὄρος ἔναντι πάσης τῆς συναγωγῆς
Num 20:26 And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there. Num 20:26 and strip Aaron of his garments and put them on his son Eleazar. So Aaron will be gathered to his people, and will die there." Num 20:26 καὶ ἔκδυσον Ααρων τὴν στολὴν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἔνδυσον Ελεαζαρ τὸν υἱὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ Ααρων προστεθεὶς ἀποθανέτω ἐκεῖ
Num 20:27 And Moses did as the LORD commanded: and they went up into mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation. Num 20:27 So Moses did just as the Lord had commanded, and they went up to Mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation. Num 20:27 καὶ ἐποίησεν Μωυσῆς καθὰ συνέταξεν κύριος καὶ ἀνεβίβασεν αὐτὸν εἰς Ωρ τὸ ὄρος ἐναντίον πάσης τῆς συναγωγῆς
Num 20:28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there in the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount. Num 20:28 After Moses had stripped Aaron of his garments and put them on his son Eleazar, Aaron died there on the mountain top. Then Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain. Num 20:28 καὶ ἐξέδυσεν Ααρων τὰ ἱμάτια αὐτοῦ καὶ ἐνέδυσεν αὐτὰ Ελεαζαρ τὸν υἱὸν αὐτοῦ καὶ ἀπέθανεν Ααρων ἐπὶ τῆς κορυφῆς τοῦ ὄρους καὶ κατέβη Μωυσῆς καὶ Ελεαζαρ ἐκ τοῦ ὄρους
Num 20:29 And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel. Num 20:29 When all the congregation saw that Aaron had died, all the house of Israel wept for Aaron thirty days. Num 20:29 καὶ εἶδεν πᾶσα ἡ συναγωγὴ ὅτι ἀπελύθη Ααρων καὶ ἔκλαυσαν τὸν Ααρων τριάκοντα ἡμέρας πᾶς οἶκος Ισραηλ

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