Numbers 10-12

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Numbers 10

And Yahweh spoke to Moses, saying, 2 Make yourself two trumpets of silver; of beaten work you shall make them: and you shall use them for the calling of the congregation, and for the journeying of the camps. 3 And when they shall blow them, all the congregation shall gather themselves to you at the door of the tent of meeting. 4 And if they blow but one, then the princes, the heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves to you. 5 And when you blow an alarm, the camps that lie on the east side shall take their journey. 6 And when you blow an alarm the second time, the camps that lie on the south side shall take their journey: they shall blow an alarm for their journeys. 7 But when the assembly is to be gathered together, you shall blow, but you shall not sound an alarm. 8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets; and they shall be to you for a statute forever throughout your generations. 9 And when you go to war in your land against the adversary that oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets; and you shall be remembered before Yahweh your Elohim, and you shall be saved from your enemies. 10 Also in the day of your gladness, and in your set feasts, and in the beginnings of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt-offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace-offerings; and they shall be to you for a memorial before your Elohim: I am Yahweh your Elohim.


11 And it came to pass in the second year, in the second month, on the twentieth day of the month, that the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle of the testimony. 12 And the children of Israel set forward according to their journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud remained in the wilderness of Paran. 13 And they first took their journey according to the commandment of Yahweh by Moses. 14 And in the first place the standard of the camp of the children of Judah set forward according to their hosts: and over his host was Nahshon the son of Amminadab. 15 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Issachar was Nethanel the son of Zuar. 16 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Zebulun was Eliab the son of Helon.


17 And the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari, who carried the tabernacle, set forward. 18 And the standard of the camp of Reuben set forward according to their hosts: and over his host was Elizur the son of Shedeur. 19 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Simeon was Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai. 20 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was Eliasaph the son of Deuel.


21 And the Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary: and the others set up the tabernacle against their coming. 22 And the standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim set forward according to their hosts: and over his host was Elishama the son of Ammihud. 23 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Manasseh was Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. 24 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Benjamin was Abidan the son of Gideoni.


25 And the standard of the camp of the children of Dan, which was the rearward of all the camps, set forward according to their hosts: and over his host was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. 26 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Asher was Pagiel the son of Ochran. 27 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Naphtali was Ahira the son of Enan. 28 In this manner were the journeyings of the children of Israel according to their hosts; and they set forward.


29 And Moses said to Hobab, the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses’ father-in-law, We are journeying to the place of which Yahweh said, I will give it to you: come with us, and we will do you good; for Yahweh has spoken good concerning Israel. 30 And he said to him, I will not go; but I will depart to my own land, and to my kindred. 31 And he said, Leave us not, I pray you; because you know how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and you shall be to us instead of eyes. 32 And it shall be, if you go with us, yes, it shall be, that whatever good Yahweh shall do to us, the same will we do to you.


33 And they set forward from the mount of Yahweh three days’ journey; and the ark of the covenant of Yahweh went before them three days’ journey, to seek out a resting-place for them. 34 And the cloud of Yahweh was over them by day, when they set forward from the camp.


35 And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, O Yahweh, and let your enemies be scattered; and let them that hate you flee before you. 36 And when it rested, he said, Return, O Yahweh, to the ten thousands of the thousands of Israel.



Numbers 11

And the people were as murmurers, speaking evil in the ears of Yahweh: and when Yahweh heard it, his anger was kindled; and the fire of Yahweh burnt among them, and devoured in the uttermost part of the camp. 2 And the people cried to Moses; and Moses prayed to Yahweh, and the fire abated. 3 And the name of that place was called Taberah, because the fire of Yahweh burnt among them.


4 And the mixed multitude that was among them lusted exceedingly: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? 5 We remember the fish, which we ate in Egypt for nothing; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic: 6 but now our soul is dried away; there is nothing at all except this manna to look on. 7 And the manna was like coriander seed, and the appearance of it as the appearance of bdellium. 8 The people went about, and gathered it, and ground it in 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 fresh oil. 9 And when the dew fell on the camp in the night, the manna fell on it.


10 And Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, every man at the door of his tent: and the anger of Yahweh was kindled greatly; and Moses was displeased. 11 And Moses said to Yahweh, Why have you dealt ill with your servant? And why have I not found favor in your sight, that you lay the burden of all this people on me? 12 Have I conceived all this people? Have I brought them forth, that you should say to me, Carry them in your bosom, as a nursing-father carries the sucking child, to the land which you swore to their fathers? 13 From where should I have flesh to give to all this people? For they weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat. 14 I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me. 15 And if you deal thus with me, kill me, I pray you, out of hand, if I have found favor in your sight; and let me not see my wretchedness.


16 And Yahweh said to Moses, Gather to me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them to the tent of meeting, that they may stand there with you. 17 And I will come down and talk with you there: and I will take of the Spirit which is upon you, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you bear it not yourself alone. 18 And say to the people, Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat flesh; for you have wept in the ears of Yahweh, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? For it was well with us in Egypt: therefore Yahweh will give you flesh, and you shall eat. 19 You shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days, 20 but a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome to you; because you have rejected Yahweh who is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why did we come forth out of Egypt? 21 And Moses said, The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen; and you have said, I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month. 22 Shall flocks and herds be slain for them, to suffice them? Or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to suffice them? 23 And Yahweh said to Moses, Has Yahweh’s hand become short? Now you shall see whether my word shall come to pass to you or not.


24 And Moses went out, and told the people the words of Yahweh: and he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them around the Tent. 25 And Yahweh came down in the cloud, and spoke to him, and took of the Spirit that was upon him, and put it upon the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, but they did so not again.


26 But there remained two men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the Spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but had not gone out to the Tent; and they prophesied in the camp. 27 And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad prophesy in the camp. 28 And Yahshua the son of Nun, the minister of Moses, one of his chosen men, answered and said, My leader Moses, forbid them. 29 And Moses said to him, Are you jealous for my sake? If only all Yahweh’s people were prophets, that Yahweh would put his Spirit upon them! 30 And Moses returned to the camp, he and the elders of Israel.


31 And there went forth a wind from Yahweh, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, about a day’s journey on this side, and a day’s journey on the other side, round about the camp, and about two cubits above the face of the earth. 32 And the people rose up all that day, and all the night, and all the next day, and gathered the quails: he that gathered least gathered ten homers: and they spread them all abroad for themselves around the camp. 33 While the flesh was yet between their teeth, before it was chewed, the anger of Yahweh was kindled against the people, and Yahweh struck the people with a very great plague. 34 And the name of that place was called Kibroth-hattaavah, because there they buried the people that lusted. 35 From Kibroth-hattaavah the people journeyed to Hazeroth; and they remained at Hazeroth.



Numbers 12

And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married; for he had married a Cushite woman. 2 And they said, Has Yahweh indeed spoken only with Moses? Has he not spoken also with us? And Yahweh heard it. 3 Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men that were upon the face of the Earth.


4 And Yahweh spoke suddenly to Moses, to Aaron, and to Miriam, Come out to the tent of meeting. And they came out. 5 And Yahweh came down in a pillar of cloud, and stood at the door of the Tent, and called Aaron and Miriam; and they both came forward. 6 And he said, Hear now my words: if there be a prophet among you, I, Yahweh will make myself known to him in a vision, I will speak with him in a dream. 7 My servant Moses is not so; he is faithful in all my house: 8 With him I will speak mouth to mouth, even by an appearance, and not in riddles: and the form of Yahweh shall he behold: why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant, against Moses?


9 And the anger of Yahweh was kindled against them; and he departed. 10 And when the cloud removed from over the Tent; behold, Miriam was leprous, as white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous. 11 And Aaron said to Moses, Oh, my superior, lay not, I pray you, sin on us, for that we have done foolishly, and for that we have sinned. 12 Let her not, I pray, be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he comes out of his mother’s womb. 13 And Moses cried to Yahweh, saying, Heal her, O El, I plead you. 14 And Yahweh said to Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? Let her be shut up outside the camp seven days, and after that she shall be brought in again. 15 And Miriam was shut up outside the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.


16 And afterward the people journeyed from Hazeroth, and encamped in the wilderness of Paran.

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