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Numbers 20 :: American Standard Version (ASV)

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Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:1 - And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came into the wilderness of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:2 - And there was no water for the congregation: and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:3 - And the people strove with Moses, and spake, saying, Would that we had died when our brethren died before Jehovah!

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:4 - And why have ye brought the assembly of Jehovah into this wilderness, that we should die there, we and our beasts?

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:6 - And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tent of meeting, and fell upon their faces: and the glory of Jehovah appeared unto them.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:7 - And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:8 - Take the rod, and assemble the congregation, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes, that it give forth its water; and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock; so thou shalt give the congregation and their cattle drink.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:9 - And Moses took the rod from before Jehovah, as he commanded him.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:10 - And Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; shall we bring you forth water out of this rock?

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:11 - And Moses lifted up his hand, and smote the rock with his rod twice: and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their cattle.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:12 - And Jehovah said unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed not in me, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:13 - These are the waters of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with Jehovah, and he was sanctified in them.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 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:

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:15 - how our fathers went down into Egypt, and we dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians dealt ill with us, and our fathers:

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:16 - and when we cried unto Jehovah, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:17 - Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy land: we will not pass through field or through vineyard, neither will we drink of the water of the wells; we will go along the king’s highway; we will not turn aside to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy border.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:18 - And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass through me, lest I come out with the sword against thee.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:19 - And the children of Israel said unto him, We will go up by the highway; and if we drink of thy water, I and my cattle, then will I give the price thereof: let me only, without doing anything else, pass through on my feet.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:20 - And he said, Thou shalt not pass through. And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a strong hand.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:21 - Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:22 - And they journeyed from Kadesh: and the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came unto mount Hor.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:23 - And Jehovah spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the border of the land of Edom, saying,

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 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 waters of Meribah.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:25 - Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor;

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 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.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:27 - And Moses did as Jehovah commanded: and they went up into mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:28 - And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there on the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount.

Unchecked Copy BoxNum 20:29 - And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they wept for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.
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Thomas Nelson & Sons first published the American Standard Version in 1901. This translation of the Bible is in the public domain.

 
 
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