THE HOLY BIBLE Darby

Numbers (Author Moses)

11:1And it came to pass that when the people murmured, it was evil in the ears of Jehovah; and Jehovah heard it, and his anger was kindled, and the fire of Jehovah burned among them, and consumed some in the extremity of the camp.

11:2And the people cried to Moses; and Moses prayed to Jehovah -- and the fire abated.

11:3And they called the name of that place Taberah; because a fire of Jehovah burned among them.

11:4And the mixed multitude that was among them lusted; and the children of Israel also wept again and said, Who will give us flesh to eat?

11:5We remember the fish that we ate in Egypt for nothing; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic;

11:6and now our soul is dried up: there is nothing at all but the manna before our eyes.

11:7And the manna was as coriander seed, and its appearance as the appearance of bdellium.

11:8The people went about, and gathered it, and ground it with hand-mills, or beat it in mortars, and boiled it in pots, and made cakes of it; and the taste of it was as the taste of oil-cakes.

11:9And when the dew fell upon the camp by night, the manna fell upon it.

11:10And Moses heard the people weep throughout their families, every one at the entrance of his tent; and the anger of Jehovah was kindled greatly; it was also evil in the eyes of Moses.

11:11And Moses said to Jehovah, Why hast thou done evil to thy servant, and why have I not found favour in thine eyes, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?

11:12Have I conceived all this people, have I brought them forth, that thou sayest to me, Carry them in thy bosom, as the nursing-father beareth the suckling, unto the land which thou didst swear unto their fathers?

11:13Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh that we may eat!

11:14I am not able to bear all this people alone, for it is too heavy for me.

11:15And if thou deal thus with me, slay me, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thine eyes, that I may not behold my wretchedness.

11:16And Jehovah said to Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and their officers; and take them to the tent of meeting, and they shall stand there with thee.

11:17And I will come down and talk with thee there; and I will take of the Spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, and thou shalt not bear it alone.

11:18And unto the people shalt thou say, Hallow yourselves for to-morrow, and ye shall eat flesh; for ye have wept in the ears of Jehovah, saying, Who will give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt; and Jehovah will give you flesh, and ye shall eat.

11:19Not one day shall ye eat, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days;

11:20but for a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it become loathsome unto you; because that ye have despised Jehovah who is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt?

11:21And Moses said, The people in whose midst I am are six hundred thousand footmen; and thou sayest, I will give them flesh that they may eat a whole month.

11:22Shall flocks and herds be slaughtered for them, to suffice them? or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered for them, to suffice them?

11:23And Jehovah said to Moses, Hath Jehovah's hand become short? Now shalt thou see whether my word will come to pass unto thee or not.

11:24And Moses went out and told the people the words of Jehovah; and he gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tent.

11:25And Jehovah came down in a cloud, and spoke to him, and took of the Spirit that was upon him, and put it upon the seventy men, the elders; and it came to pass, that when the Spirit rested on them, they prophesied, but they did not repeat it.

11:26And two men remained in the camp, the name of the one, Eldad, and the name of the other, Medad; and the Spirit rested upon them (and they were among them that were written, but they had not gone out to the tent); and they prophesied in the camp.

11:27And there ran a youth, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.

11:28And Joshua the son of Nun, the attendant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them!

11:29But Moses said to him, Enviest thou for my sake? would that all Jehovah's people were prophets, and that Jehovah would put his Spirit upon them!

11:30And Moses withdrew into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.

11:31And there went forth a wind from Jehovah, and drove quails from the sea, and cast them about the camp, about a day's journey on this side, and about a day's journey on the other side, round about the camp, and about two cubits above the earth.

11:32And the people rose up all that day, and the whole night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quails: he that gathered little gathered ten homers; and they spread them abroad for themselves round about the camp.

11:33The flesh was yet between their teeth, before it was chewed, when the wrath of Jehovah was kindled against the people, and Jehovah smote the people with a very great plague.

11:34And they called the name of that place Kibroth-hattaavah; because there they buried the people who lusted.

11:35From Kibroth-hattaavah the people journeyed to Hazeroth; and they were at Hazeroth.

12:1And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had taken; for he had taken a Cushite as wife.

12:2And they said, Has Jehovah indeed spoken only to Moses? has he not spoken also to us? And Jehovah heard it.

12:3But the man Moses was very meek, above all men that were upon the face of the earth.

12:4Then Jehovah spoke suddenly to Moses, and to Aaron, and to Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tent of meeting. And they went out, they three.

12:5And Jehovah came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood at the entrance of the tent, and called Aaron and Miriam; and they both came forth.

12:6And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, I Jehovah will make myself known to him in a vision, I will speak to him in a dream.

12:7Not so my servant Moses: he is faithful in all my house.

12:8Mouth to mouth do I speak to him openly, and not in riddles; and the form of Jehovah doth he behold. Why then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant, against Moses?

12:9And the anger of Jehovah was kindled against them, and he went away;

12:10and the cloud departed from off the tent. And behold, Miriam was leprous as snow; and Aaron turned toward Miriam, and behold, she was leprous.

12:11Then Aaron said to Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not this sin upon us, wherein we have been foolish, and have sinned!

12:12Let her not be as one stillborn, half of whose flesh is consumed when he comes out of his mother's womb.

12:13And Moses cried to Jehovah, saying, O God, heal her, I beseech thee!

12:14And Jehovah said to Moses, But had her father anyways spat in her face, should she not be shamed seven days? She shall be shut outside the camp seven days, and afterwards she shall be received in again.

12:15And Miriam was shut outside the camp seven days; and the people did not journey till Miriam was received in again.

12:16And afterwards the people journeyed from Hazeroth, and encamped in the wilderness of Paran.

13:1And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

13:2Send thou men, that they may search out the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel. Ye shall send a man of every tribe of his fathers, each a prince among them.

13:3And Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran: according to the commandment of Jehovah, all of them heads of the children of Israel.

13:4And these are their names: for the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur;

13:5for the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori;

13:6for the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh;

13:7for the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph;

13:8for the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Nun;

13:9for the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu;

13:10for the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi;

13:11for the tribe of Joseph, for the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi;

13:12for the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli;

13:13for the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael;

13:14for the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi;

13:15for the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi.

13:16These are the names of the men whom Moses sent to search out the land. And Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun, Jehoshua.

13:17And Moses sent them to search out the land of Canaan, and said to them, Go up this way by the south and go up into the hill-country,

13:18and ye shall see the land, what it is; and the people that dwell in it, whether they are strong or weak, few or many;

13:19and what the land is that they dwell in, whether it is good or bad; and what cities they are that they dwell in, whether in camps, or in strongholds;

13:20and what the land is, whether it is fat or lean, whether there are trees in it, or not. And take courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the first grapes.

13:21And they went up, and searched out the land from the wilderness of Zin to Rehob, where one comes towards Hamath.

13:22And they went up by the south, and came to Hebron; and Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were there. Now Hebron had been built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.

13:23And they came as far as the valley of Eshcol, and cut down thence a branch with one bunch of grapes, and they bore it between two upon a pole; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs.

13:24That place was called the valley of Eshcol, because of the grapes which the children of Israel had cut down there.

13:25And they returned from searching out the land after forty days.

13:26And they came, and went to Moses and to Aaron, and to the whole assembly of the children of Israel, to the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word to them, and to the whole assembly; and shewed them the fruit of the land.

13:27And they told him, and said, We came to the land to which thou didst send us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.

13:28Only, the people are strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, very great; moreover we saw the children of Anak there.

13:29Amalek dwells in the land of the south; and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the hill-country; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the side of the Jordan.

13:30And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up boldly and possess it, for we are well able to do it.

13:31But the men that went up with him said, We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.

13:32And they brought to the children of Israel an evil report of the land which they had searched out, saying, The land, which we have passed through to search it out, is a land that eateth up its inhabitants; and all the people that we have seen in it are men of great stature;

13:33and there have we seen giants -- the sons of Anak are of the giants -- and we were in our sight as grasshoppers, and so we were also in their sight.

14:1And the whole assembly lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.

14:2And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron; and the whole assembly said to them, Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! or in this wilderness would that we had died!

14:3And why is Jehovah bringing us to this land that we may fall by the sword, that our wives and our little ones may become a prey? Is it not better for us to return to Egypt?

14:4And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return to Egypt.

14:5Then Moses and Aaron fell upon their faces before the whole congregation of the assembly of the children of Israel.

14:6And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, of them that searched out the land, rent their garments.

14:7And they spoke to the whole assembly of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it out, is a very, very good land.

14:8If Jehovah delight in us, he will bring us into this land, and give it us, a land that flows with milk and honey;

14:9only rebel not against Jehovah; and fear not the people of the land; for they shall be our food. Their defence is departed from them, and Jehovah is with us: fear them not.

14:10And the whole assembly said that they should be stoned with stones. And the glory of Jehovah appeared in the tent of meeting to all the children of Israel.

14:11And Jehovah said to Moses, How long will this people despise me? and how long will they not believe me, for all the signs which I have done among them?

14:12I will smite them with the pestilence, and destroy them, and will make of thee a nation greater and mightier than they.

14:13And Moses said to Jehovah, Then the Egyptians will hear it; for in thy might thou broughtest up this people from the midst of them;

14:14and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land, who have heard that thou, Jehovah, art in the midst of this people, that thou, Jehovah, lettest thyself be seen eye to eye, and that thy cloud standeth over them, and that thou goest before them, in a pillar of cloud by day, and in a pillar of fire by night;

14:15if thou now slayest this people as one man, then the nations that have heard thy fame will speak, saying,

14:16Because Jehovah was not able to bring this people into the land that he had sworn unto them, he has therefore slain them in the wilderness.

14:17And now, I beseech thee, let the power of the Lord be great, according as thou hast spoken, saying,

14:18Jehovah is slow to anger, and abundant in goodness, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and fourth generation.

14:19Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of thy loving-kindness, and as thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.

14:20And Jehovah said, I have pardoned according to thy word.

14:21But as surely as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of Jehovah!

14:22for all those men who have seen my glory, and my signs, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice,

14:23shall in no wise see the land which I did swear unto their fathers: none of them that despised me shall see it.

14:24But my servant Caleb, because he hath another spirit in him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he came; and his seed shall possess it.

14:25(Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwell in the valley.) To-morrow turn you, and take your journey into the wilderness, on the way to the Red sea.

14:26And Jehovah spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

14:27How long shall I bear with this evil assembly, which murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me.

14:28Say unto them, As surely as I live, saith Jehovah, if I do not do unto you as ye have spoken in mine ears!

14:29In this wilderness shall your carcases fall; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number from twenty years old and upwards, who have murmured against me,

14:30shall in no wise come into the land, concerning which I have lifted up my hand to make you dwell in it; save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.

14:31But your little ones, of whom ye said they should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land that ye have despised.

14:32And as to you, your carcases shall fall in this wilderness.

14:33And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness.

14:34After the number of the days in which ye have searched out the land, forty days, each day for a year shall ye bear your iniquities forty years, and ye shall know mine estrangement from you.

14:35I Jehovah have spoken; I will surely do it unto all this evil assembly which have gathered together against me! in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.

14:36And the men whom Moses had sent to search out the land, who returned, and made the whole assembly to murmur against him, by bringing up an evil report upon the land,

14:37even those men who had brought up an evil report upon the land, died by a plague before Jehovah.

14:38But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, lived still of the men that had gone to search out the land.

14:39And Moses told all these sayings to all the children of Israel; then the people mourned greatly.

14:40And they rose up early in the morning, and went up to the hill-top, saying, Here are we, and we will go up to the place of which Jehovah has spoken; for we have sinned.

14:41And Moses said, Why now do ye transgress the commandment of Jehovah? but it shall not prosper!

14:42Go not up, for Jehovah is not among you; that ye be not smitten before your enemies;

14:43for the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and ye shall fall by the sword; for as ye have turned away from Jehovah, Jehovah will not be with you.

14:44Yet they presumed to go up to the hill-top; but the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, and Moses, did not depart from the midst of the camp.

14:45And the Amalekites and the Canaanites who dwelt on that hill, came down and smote them, and cut them to pieces, as far as Hormah.



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