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CHAPTER 1

And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first of the second month, in the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying,
2 “Take a census of all the assembly of the sons of Israel, by their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of names, every male by their poll,
3 from twenty years old and upward, who are able to go out to war in Israel; you and Aaron shall number them by their armies.
4 And with you there shall be a man of each tribe, each one head of his father’s household.
5 And these are the names of the men who shall stand with you:  Of Reuben, Elizur the son of Shedeur;
6 of Simeon, Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai;
7 of Yehudah, Nahshon the son of Amminadab;
8 of Issachar, Nethaneel the son of Zuar;
9 of Zebulun, Eliab the son of Helon;
10 of the sons of Yehoseph:  Of Ephraim, Elishama the son of Ammihud; of Manasseh, Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur;
11 of Benyehmin, Abidan the son of Gideoni;
12 of Dan, Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai;
13 of Asher, Pagiel the son of Ocran;
14 of Gad, Eliasaph the son of Deuel;
15 of Naphtali, Ahira the son of Enan.
16 These are they who were called of the assembly, the leaders of their fathers’ tribes; they were the heads of thousands in Israel.”
17 So Moses and Aaron took these men who had been appointed by name,
18 and they gathered all the assembly together on the first of the second month, and they declared their pedigree by family, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, by their poll.
19 As YEHOWAH had commanded Moses, so he numbered them in the wilderness of Sinai.
20 And the sons of Reuben, Israel’s firstborn, by their generations, by their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of names, by their poll, every male from twenty years old and upward, who are able to go out to war;
21 those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Reuben; Forty-six thousand five hundred.
22 Of the sons of Simeon, by their generations, by their families, by the house of their fathers, their numbered men, according to the number of names, by their poll, every male from twenty years old and upward, who are able to go out to war,
23 those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Simeon; Fifty nine thousand three hundred.
24 Of the sons of Gad, by their generations, by their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, who are able to go out to war,
25 those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Gad; forty Five thousand six hundred fifty.
26 Of the sons of Yehudah, by their generations, by their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, who are able to go out to war,
27 those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Yehudah; Seventy four thousand six hundred.
28 Of the sons of Issachar, by their generations, by their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, who are able to go out to war,
29 those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Issachar; Fifty four thousand four hundred.
30 Of the sons of Zebulun, by their generations, by their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, who are able to go out to war,
31 those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Zebulun; Fifty seven thousand four hundred.
32 Of the sons of Yehoseph: of the sons of Ephraim, by their generations, by their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, who are able to go out to war,
33 those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Ephraim; Forty thousand five hundred;
34 and of the sons of Manasseh, by their generations, by their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, who are able to go out to war,
35 those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Manasseh; Thirty two thousand two hundred.
36 Of the sons of Benyehmin, by their generations, by their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, who are able to go out to war,
37 those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Benyehmin; Thirty five thousand four hundred.
38 Of the sons of Dan, by their generations, by their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, who are able to go out to war,
39 those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Dan; Sixty two thousand seven hundred.
40 Of the sons of Asher, by their generations, by their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, who are able to go out to war,
41 those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Asher; Forty one thousand five hundred.
42 Of the sons of Naphtali, by their generations, by their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of names, from twenty years old and upward, who are able to go out to war,
43 those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Naphtali; Fifty three thousand four hundred.
44 These are the ones who were numbered, whom Moses and Aaron numbered, with the leaders of Israel; twelve men, each of whom was of his father’s household.
45 So all the numbered men of the sons of Israel, by the house of their fathers, from twenty years old and upward, who are able to go out to war in Israel;
46 even all the numbered men were Six hundred three thousand five hundred and fifty.
47 But the Levites were not numbered after the house of their fathers,
48 for YEHOWAH had spoken to Moses, saying,
49 “Only the tribe of Levi you shall not number, nor shall you take the sum of them among the sons of Israel.
50 But you shall appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of the testimony, and over all its vessels, and over all that belongs to it.  They shall bear the tabernacle and all its vessels, and they shall minister unto it, and shall encamp around the tabernacle.
51 And when the tabernacle is to set forward, the Levites shall take it down, and when the tabernacle encamps, the Levites shall set it up.  But the stranger who comes near shall be put to death.
52 And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, each man by his own encampment, and each man by his own standard, according to their armies.
53 But the Levites shall pitch round about the tabernacle of the testimony, that there will be no wrath on the assembly of the children of Israel.  So the Levites shall keep charge of the tabernacle of the testimony.”
54 And the children of Israel did so.  According to all that YEHOWAH had commanded Moses, so they did.

CHAPTER 2

And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
2 “The children of Israel shall encamp, each by his own standard, with the banners of their fathers’ households; they shall camp around the tent of meeting at a distance.
3 And on the east side, toward the rising of the sun, shall be the standard of the camp of Yehudah, by their armies; and the leader of the children of Yehudah: Nahshon the son of Amminadab;
4 and his army, even their numbered men, Seventy four thousand six hundred.
5 And those that encamp next to him shall be the tribe of Issachar, and the leader of the children of Issachar: Nethanel the son of Zuar;
6 and his army, even their numbered men, Fifty four thousand four hundred.
7 Then the tribe of Zebulun, and the leader of the children of Zebulun: Eliab the son of Helon;
8 and his army, even his numbered men, Fifty seven thousand four hundred.
9 All that were numbered of the camp of Yehudah: One hundred eighty six thousand four hundred, by their armies.  They shall set out first.
10 On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben by their armies, and the leader of the children of Reuben: Elizur the son of Shedeur;
11 and his army, even their numbered men, Forty six thousand five hundred.
12 And those who encamp next to him shall be the tribe of Simeon, and the leader of the children of Simeon: Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai;
13 and his army, even their numbered men, Fifty nine thousand three hundred.
14 Then the tribe of Gad, and the leader of the children of Gad: Eliasaph the son of Deuel;
15 and his army, even their numbered men, Forty five thousand six hundred fifty.
16 The total of the numbered men of the camp of Reuben: One hundred fifty one thousand four hundred fifty, by their armies.  And they shall set out second.
17 Then the tent of meeting shall set out with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the camps; just as they encamp, so they shall set out, every person in their place, by their standards.
18 On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim by their armies, and the leader of the children of Ephraim: Elishama the son of Ammihud;
19 and his army, even their numbered men, Forty thousand five hundred.
20 Next to him shall be the tribe of Manasseh, and the leader of the children of Manasseh: Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur;
21 and his army, even their numbered men, Thirty two thousand two hundred.
22 Then the tribe of Benyehmin, and the leader of the children of Benyehmin: Abidan the son of Gideoni;
23 and his army, even their numbered men, Thirty five thousand four hundred.
24 The total of the numbered men of the camp of Ephraim: One hundred eight thousand one hundred, by their armies.  And they shall set out third.
25 On the north side shall be the standard of the camp of Dan by their armies, and the leader of the children of Dan: Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai;
26 and his army, even their numbered men, Sixty two thousand seven hundred.
27 Those who camp next to him shall be the tribe of Asher, and the leader of the children of Asher: Pagiel the son of Ochran;
28 and his army, even their numbered men, Forty one thousand five hundred.
29 Then the tribe of Naphtali, and the leader of the children of Naphtali: Ahira the son of Enan;
30 and his army, even their numbered men, Fifty three thousand four hundred.
31 The total of the numbered men of the camp of Dan was One hundred fifty seven thousand six hundred.  They shall set out last by their standards.”
32 These are the numbered men of the sons of Israel by the house of their fathers; the total of the numbered men of the camps by their armies, Six hundred three thousand five hundred fifty.
33 But the Levites were not numbered among the sons of Israel, as YEHOWAH had commanded Moses.
34 Thus the sons of Israel did; according to all that YEHOWAH commanded Moses, so they encamped by their standards, and so they set out, every one by his family according to his father’s household.

CHAPTER 3

And these are the generations of Aaron and Moses in the day when YEHOWAH spoke with Moses on Mount Sinai.
2 These then are the names of the sons of Aaron: Nadab the firstborn, and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
3 These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the anointed priests, whom he consecrated to serve as priests.
4 But Nadab and Abihu died before YEHOWAH when they offered strange fire before YEHOWAH in the wilderness of Sinai; and they had no children.  So Eleazar and Ithamar ministered as priests in the lifetime of their father Aaron.
5 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
6 “Bring the tribe of Levi near and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him.
7 And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole assembly, before the tent of meeting; to do the service of the tabernacle.
8 And they shall keep the vessels of the tent of meeting, and the charge of the children of Israel; to do the service of the tabernacle.
9 You shall give the Levites to Aaron and to his sons; they are wholly given to him from among the children of Israel.
10 So you shall appoint Aaron and his sons that they may attend to their priesthood, but the stranger who comes near shall be put to death.”
11 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
12 “And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the sons of Israel, instead of every firstborn that opens the womb, from among the sons of Israel.  Therefore, the Levites shall be Mine;
13 for every firstborn is Mine.  On the day that I struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I sanctified to Myself all the firstborn in Israel; from man to beast, they shall be Mine.  I am YEHOWAH.”
14 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying,
15 “Number the sons of Levi, by the house of their fathers, by their families; every male from a month old and upward you shall number.”
16 So Moses numbered them according to the word of YEHOWAH, as he had been commanded.
17 And these are the sons of Levi by their names:  Gershon and Kohath and Merari.
18 These are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families:  Libni and Shimei;
19 and the sons of Kohath by their families:  Amram and Izhar, Hebron and Uzziel;
20 and the sons of Merari by their families:  Mahli and Mushi.  These are the families of the Levites according to the households of their fathers.
21 Of Gershon were the family of the Libnites, and the family of the Shimeites; these were the families of the Gershonites.
22 Their numbered men, in the numbering of every male from a month old and upward, even their numbered men; Seven thousand five hundred.
23 The families of the Gershonites were to camp westward, behind the tabernacle,
24 and the leader of the father’s house of the Gershonites: Eliasaph the son of Lael.
25 And the charge of the sons of Gershon, in the tent of meeting, shall be the tabernacle and its tent, its covering, and the screen for the doorway of the tent of meeting,
26 and the hangings of the court, and the curtain for the entrance to the court, which surrounds the tabernacle and the altar, and its cords; according to all the service concerning them.
27 Of Kohath were the family of the Amramites, and the family of the Izharites, and the family of the Hebronites, and the family of the Uzzielites; these were the families of the Kohathites.
28 In the numbering of every male from a month old and upward, there were Eight thousand six hundred, performing the duties of the sanctuary.
29 The families of the sons of Kohath were to camp southward of the tabernacle,
30 and the leader of the father’s house of the Kohathites: Elizaphan the son of Uzziel.
31 And their charge was the ark, the table, the lamp-stand, the altars, and the utensils of the sanctuary, with which they minister, and the screen; and all the service concerning them.
32 And Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest shall be chief of the leaders of Levi, with oversight of those who perform the duties of the sanctuary.
33 Of Merari were the family of the Mahlites, and the family of the Mushites; these were the families of Merari.
34 Their numbered men, in the numbering of every male from a month old and upward, Six thousand two hundred.
35 The leader of the father’s house of the families of Merari: Zuriel the son of Abihail. They were to camp northward of the tabernacle.
36 And the charge of the sons of Merari was the frames of the tabernacle, its bars, its pillars, its bases, its vessels; and the service concerning them,
37 and the pillars of the court round about, with their bases and their pegs and their cords.
38 Now those who were to camp eastward, before the tabernacle; before the tent of meeting, toward the sunrise, are Moses and Aaron and his sons, who kept charge of the sanctuary, for the charge of the sons of Israel; but any stranger coming near was to be put to death.
39 All that were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron numbered, at the command of YEHOWAH, by their families; every male from a month old and upward, Twenty two thousand.
40 And YEHOWAH said to Moses, “Number all the firstborn males of the sons of Israel, from a month old and upward, and make a list of their names.
41 And you shall take the Levites for Me, I am YEHOWAH, instead of all the firstborn among the sons of Israel; and the cattle of the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the cattle of the sons of Israel.”
42 And Moses numbered, as YEHOWAH commanded him, all the firstborn among the sons of Israel,
43 and all the firstborn males, by the number of names, from a month old and upward, and their numbered men were, Twenty two thousand two hundred seventy three.
44 Then YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
45 “Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the sons of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites, instead of their cattle, and the Levites shall be Mine.  I am YEHOWAH.
46 And for those who are to be redeemed, the Two hundred and seventy three of the firstborn of the sons of Israel, who are in excess over the Levites,
47 you shall take five shekels apiece, by the poll, according to the shekel of the sanctuary shall you take them (the shekel is twenty gerahs),
48 and you shall give the money to Aaron and to his sons, for those in excess among them who are to be redeemed.”
49 So Moses took the redemption money from those who were in excess, beyond those ransomed by the Levites;
50 from the firstborn of the sons of Israel he took the money in terms of the shekel of the sanctuary, One thousand three hundred and sixty five.
51 And Moses gave the redemption money to Aaron and to his sons, at the command of YEHOWAH; as YEHOWAH had commanded Moses.

CHAPTER 4

And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
2 “Take a sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by the house of their fathers,
3 from thirty years old and upward, even to fifty years old; all who enter the service to do the work in the tent of meeting.
4 This shall be the service of the sons of Kohath in the tent of meeting; it is most holy:
5 When the camp moves forward, Aaron and his sons shall go in, and they shall take down the covering veil, and cover the ark of testimony with it;
6 and they shall lay a covering of badger skin on it, and shall spread over it a cloth of pure blue, and shall put in the poles.
7 And upon the table of showbread they shall also spread a cloth of blue and put on it the dishes and the spoons, and the sacrificial bowls and the jars for the drink offering; and the continual bread shall be on it.
8 And they shall cover them all with a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with a covering of badger skin, and they shall put in its poles.
9 And they shall take a cloth of blue and cover the lamp-stand of the light, with its lamps and its snuffers, and its trays and its oil vessels, by which they serve it,
10 and they shall put it and all its utensils within a covering of badger skin, and shall put it upon the bars.
11 And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue and cover it with a covering of badger skin, and put in its poles.
12 And they shall take all the utensils of service, with which they serve in the sanctuary, and put them in a cloth of blue, and cover them with a covering of badger skin, and put them on the carrying bars.
13 And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a cloth of purple over it.
14 And they shall put on it all its utensils, by which they serve in connection with it: the fire spoons, the forks, and shovels, and the basins; all the utensils of the altar, and they shall spread a cover of badger skin over it and insert its poles.
15 And when Aaron and his sons have finished covering the sanctuary and all the vessels of the sanctuary;when the camp is to move forward, after that the sons of Kohath shall come to carry it, but they are not to touch the holy things, lest they die. These are the things in the tent of meeting that the sons of Kohath are to carry.
16 And Eleazar, the son of Aaron, the priest shall have oversight of the oil for the light, and the fragrant incense, and the continual bloodless offering, and the anointing oil; oversight of all the tabernacle and of all that is in it, with the sanctuary and its vessels.”
17 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,
18 “Do not cut off the families of the Kohathites from among the Levites,
19 but this you shall do to them, that they may live and not die, when they draw near to the most holy things:  Aaron and his sons shall go in and appoint each one to his work, and to his load,
20 but they shall not go in to see the holy things, even for a moment, or they will die.”
21 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
22 “Take also the sum of the sons of Gershon, by the house of their fathers, by their families;
23 from thirty years old and upward, to fifty years old, you shall number them; all who enter to perform the service to do the work in the tent of meeting.
24 This shall be the service of the families of the Gershonites, in serving and in carrying:
25 They shall carry the curtains of the tabernacle, and the tent of meeting, with its covering, and the covering of badger skin that is above it, and the screen for the doorway of the tent of meeting,
26 and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the doorway of the gate of the court, which surrounds the tabernacle, and the altar, and their cords and all the utensils for their service; and all that is to be done, they shall perform.
27 At the command of Aaron and his sons, all the service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their carrying, and in all their service, shall be performed, and you shall appoint to them their charge and their burdens.
28 This is the service of the families of the sons of the Gershonites in the tent of meeting, and their charge shall be under the hand of Ithamar, the son of Aaron, the priest.
29 As for the sons of Merari, you shall number them by their families, by the house of their fathers;
30 from thirty years old and upward, even to fifty years old, you shall number them; everyone who enters the service to do the work of the tent of meeting.
31 And this is the charge of their burden, according to all their service in the tent of meeting:  The boards of the tabernacle and its bars, and its pillars, and its bases,
32 and the pillars of the court round about, and their bases, and their pegs, and their cords, with all their vessels, and with all their service; and you shall appoint each by name, the items he is to carry.
33 And this is the service of the families of the sons of Merari, according to all their service in the tent of meeting, under the hand of Ithamar, the son of Aaron, the priest.”
34 So Moses and Aaron and the leaders of the assembly numbered the sons of the Kohathites by their families and by the house of their fathers,
35 from thirty years old and upward, even to fifty years old; everyone who entered the service for work in the tent of meeting.
36 And their numbered men, by their families, were Two thousand seven hundred fifty.
37 These are the numbered men of the Kohathite families, everyone who was serving in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of YEHOWAH through Moses.
38 And these are the numbered men of the sons of Gershon by their families and by the house of their fathers,
39 from thirty years old and upward, even to fifty years old; everyone who entered the service for work in the tent of meeting.
40 And their numbered men, by their families, by the house of their fathers, were Two thousand six hundred thirty.
41 These are the numbered men of the families of the sons of Gershon, everyone who was serving in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of YEHOWAH.
42 And these are the numbered men of the families of the sons of Merari by their families, by the house of their fathers,
43 from thirty years old and upward, even to fifty years old; everyone who entered the service for work in the tent of meeting.
44 And their numbered men, by their families, were Three thousand two hundred.
45 These are the numbered men of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of YEHOWAH through Moses.
46 So all the numbered men of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron and the leaders of Israel numbered, by their families, and by the house of their fathers,
47 from thirty years old and upward, even to fifty years old, everyone who could enter to do the work of service and the work of carrying in the tent of meeting.
48 And their numbered men were Eight thousand five hundred eighty.
49 And according to the commandment of YEHOWAH, Moses numbered them; each one according to his service, or according to his burden.  Thus they were numbered, as YEHOWAH had commanded Moses.

CHAPTER 5

And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 “Command the children of Israel that they send away from the camp every leper, and everyone having a discharge, and everyone who is unclean because of a dead person.
3 Both male and female shall be sent away; you shall send them outside the camp, so that they will not defile the camp, in the midst of which I dwell.”
4 And the children of Israel did so, and sent them outside the camp; as YEHOWAH had spoken to Moses, thus the children of Israel did.
5 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
6 “Speak to the children of Israel, ‘When a man or woman commits any of the sins of man, trespassing against YEHOWAH, and that person is guilty,
7 then they shall confess their sins which they have committed, and they shall make restitution in full for their wrong, and add to it one-fifth of it, and give it to whomever they have wronged.
8 But if there be none to whom restitution may be made for the wrong, the restitution that is made for the wrong must go to YEHOWAH for the priest, besides the ram of atonement, by which atonement is made.
9 And every heave offering of all the holy things of the children of Israel, which they offer to the priest, shall be his.
10 So every man’s holy portion shall be his; whatever any man gives to the priest, it becomes his.'”
11 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
12 “Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘If any man’s wife goes astray and commits a trespass against him,
13 and a man has intercourse with her and it is hidden from the eyes of her husband, and she be defiled in secret, and there is no witness against her and she has not been caught in the act,
14 and a spirit of jealousy comes upon him and he is jealous of his wife, and she has defiled herself, or if a spirit of jealousy comes upon him and he is jealous of his wife, but she has not defiled herself,
15 the man shall bring his wife to the priest, and shall bring an offering for her one-tenth of an ephah of barley meal; he shall pour no oil on it nor put frankincense on it, for it is a bloodless offering of jealousy, a bloodless offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance.
16 Then the priest shall bring her near and set her before YEHOWAH,
17 and the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel, and he shall take of the dust on the floor of the tabernacle, and put it into the water.
18 And the priest shall set the woman before YEHOWAH, and uncover the woman’s head, and place the bloodless offering of memorial in her hands, which is the bloodless offering of jealousy, and in the hand of the priest is to be the water of bitterness that brings a curse.
19 And the priest shall charge her by an oath, and shall say to the woman, “If no man has lain with you, and if you have not gone astray into uncleanness, in being with another man instead of your husband, be free from this water of bitterness that brings a curse;
20 but if you have gone astray, being with another man instead of your husband, and are defiled, and some other man has lain with you other than your husband,”
21 Then the priest shall charge the woman with the oath of the curse, and the priest shall say to the woman, “YEHOWAH make you a curse and an oath among your people by YEHOWAH’S making your loins rot and your womb swell;
22 and this water that brings a curse shall go into your stomach, and make your womb swell and your loins rot away.”  And the woman shall say, “Amen. Amen.”
23 And the priest shall then write these curses in a book, and he shall wash them off into the water of bitterness.
24 And he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that brings a curse, so that the water that brings a curse will go into her to cause bitterness.
25 And the priest shall take the bloodless offering of jealousy from the woman’s hand, and he shall wave the bloodless offering before YEHOWAH and bring it to the altar;
26 and the priest shall take a handful of the bloodless offering as its memorial offering and offer it up in smoke on the altar, and afterward he shall make the woman drink the water.
27 When he has made her drink the water, it shall come to pass, if she has defiled herself and has trespassed against her husband, the water that brings a curse will go into her and cause bitterness, and her womb will swell and her loins will rot away, and the woman will become a curse among her people.
28 But if the woman has not defiled herself and is clean, she will then be free and shall conceive seed.
29 This is the law of jealousy when a wife goes astray to another instead of her husband, and is defiled;
30 or when a spirit of jealousy comes over a man and he is jealous of his wife, he shall then make the woman stand before YEHOWAH, and the priest shall do to her according to this law.
31 Then shall the man be free from iniquity, but the woman shall bear her guilt.'”

CHAPTER 6

And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 “Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘If a man or woman makes a vow of separation; the vow of a Nazirite; to consecrate themselves unto YEHOWAH,
3 they shall abstain from wine and strong drink, they shall drink no vinegar of wine, nor vinegar of strong drink, neither shall they drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat fresh or dried grapes.
4 All the days of their separation they shall not eat anything that is produced by the grape vine, from seeds even to skin.
5 All the days of their vow of separation no razor shall pass over their head.  They shall be holy until the days are fulfilled for which they separated themselves unto YEHOWAH; they shall let the locks of hair on their head grow long.
6 All the days of their separation unto YEHOWAH they shall not go near to a dead person.
7 They shall not make themselves unclean for their father or for their mother, for their brother or for their sister, when they die, because their separation to Elohim is on their head.
8 All the days of their separation they are holy unto YEHOWAH.
9 But if a man dies very suddenly beside them and they defile their dedicated head of hair, then they shall shave their head on the day when they become clean; they shall shave it on the seventh day.
10 Then on the eighth day they shall bring two turtledoves or two young pigeons to the priest, to the doorway of the tent of meeting,
11 and the priest shall offer one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering, and make atonement for them concerning their sin because of the dead person.  And that same day they shall consecrate their head,
12 and shall dedicate to YEHOWAH their days as a Nazirite, and shall bring a male lamb a year old for a guilt offering, but the former days will be void because their separation was defiled.
13 And this is the law of the Nazirite, when the days of their separation are fulfilled: They shall bring the offering to the doorway of the tent of meeting,
14 and they shall present their sacrifice to YEHOWAH; one male lamb a year old without defect for a burnt offering, and one ewe-lamb a year old without defect for a sin offering, and one ram without defect for a peace offering,
15 and a basket of unleavened cakes of fine flour mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers spread with oil, along with their bloodless offering and their drink offering.
16 And the priest shall present them before YEHOWAH, and shall offer their sin offering and their burnt offering.
17 He shall also offer the ram for a sacrifice of peace offerings to YEHOWAH, together with the basket of unleavened cakes; the priest shall likewise offer its bloodless offering and its drink offering.
18 The Nazirite shall then shave their dedicated head of hair at the doorway of the tent of meeting, and take the dedicated hair of their head and put it on the fire, which is under the sacrifice of peace offerings.
19 And the priest shall take the boiled ram’s shoulder, and one unleavened cake out of the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and shall put them on the hands of the Nazirite after they have shaved their dedicated hair.
20 And the priest shall wave them for a wave offering before YEHOWAH.  It is holy for the priest, together with the breast offered by waving and the thigh offered by lifting up; and afterward the Nazirite may drink wine.
21 This is the law of the Nazirite who vows their offering unto YEHOWAH according to their separation, in addition to what they can afford; according to their vow which they take; so they shall do according to the law of their separation.'”
22 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
23 “Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, ‘Thus you shall bless the children of Israel. You shall say to them:
24 ‘YEHOWAH bless you, and keep you;
25 YEHOWAH make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious unto you;
26 YEHOWAH lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.’
27 And thus shall they invoke My Name upon the children of Israel, and I will bless them.”

CHAPTER 7

And it came to pass, on the day that Moses had finished setting up the tabernacle, he anointed it and sanctified it and all its furnishings, and the altar and all its utensils; he anointed them and sanctified them also.
2 And the leaders of Israel, the heads of the houses of their fathers; the leaders of the tribes; those who were over the numbered men, made an offering,
3 and they brought their offering before YEHOWAH: six covered wagons and twelve oxen, one cart for two of the leaders, and an ox for each one, and they presented them before the tabernacle.
4 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
5 “Accept these from them, that they may be used in the service of the tent of meeting, and you shall give them to the Levites; to each man according to his service.”
6 So Moses took the wagons and the oxen and gave them to the Levites.
7 Two wagons and four oxen he gave to the sons of Gershon, according to their service,
8 and four wagons and eight oxen he gave to the sons of Merari, according to their service, under the direction of Ithamar, the son of Aaron the priest.
9 But to the sons of Kohath he gave none, because theirs was the service of the holy things, which they carried on their shoulder.
10 And the chiefs offered the dedication-gift for the altar when it was anointed; so the chiefs presented their offering before the altar.
11 And YEHOWAH said to Moses, “They shall present their offering, one chief each day, for the dedication of the altar.”
12 And he that presented his offering on the first day was Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Yehudah;
13 and his offering was one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels; one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a bloodless offering;
14 one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;
15 one bull, one ram and one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;
16 one male goat for a sin offering;
17 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats and five male lambs one year old.  This was the offering of Nahshon the son of Amminadab.
18 On the second day Nethanel the son of Zuar, leader of Issachar, presented an offering;
19 and he presented as his offering one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels; one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a bloodless offering;
20 one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;
21 one bull, one ram and one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;
22 one male goat for a sin offering;
23 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats and five male lambs one year old.  This was the offering of Nethanel the son of Zuar.
24 On the third day it was Eliab the son of Helon, leader of the sons of Zebulun;
25 and his offering was one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels; one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a bloodless offering;
26 one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;
27 one young bull, one ram and one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;
28 one male goat for a sin offering;
29 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats and five male lambs one year old.  This was the offering of Eliab the son of Helon.
30 On the fourth day it was Elizur the son of Shedeur, leader of the sons of Reuben;
31 and his offering was one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels; one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a bloodless offering;
32 one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;
33 one bull, one ram and one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;
34 one male goat for a sin offering;
35 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats and five male lambs one year old.  This was the offering of Elizur the son of Shedeur.
36 On the fifth day it was Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai, leader of the children of Simeon;
37 and his offering was one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels; one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a bloodless offering;
38 one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;
39 one bull, one ram and one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;
40 one male goat for a sin offering;
41 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats and five male lambs one year old.  This was the offering of Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.
42 On the sixth day it was Eliasaph the son of Deuel, leader of the sons of Gad;
43 and his offering was one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels; one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a bloodless offering;
44 one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;
45 one bull, one ram and one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;
46 one male goat for a sin offering;
47 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats and five male lambs one year old.  This was the offering of Eliasaph the son of Deuel.
48 On the seventh day it was Elishama the son of Ammihud, leader of the sons of Ephraim;
49 and his offering was one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels; one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a bloodless offering;
50 one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;
51 one bull, one ram and one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;
52 one male goat for a sin offering;
53 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats and five male lambs one year old.  This was the offering of Elishama the son of Ammihud.
54 On the eighth day it was Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur, leader of the sons of Manasseh;
55 and his offering was one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels; one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a bloodless offering;
56 one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;
57 one bull, one ram and one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;
58 one male goat for a sin offering;
59 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats and five male lambs one year old.  This was the offering of Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.
60 On the ninth day it was Abidan the son of Gideoni, leader of the sons of Benyehmin;
61 and his offering was one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels; one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a bloodless offering;
62 one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;
63 one bull, one ram and one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;
64 one male goat for a sin offering;
65 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats and five male lambs one year old.  This was the offering of Abidan the son of Gideoni.
66 On the tenth day it was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai, leader of the sons of Dan;
67 and his offering was one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels; one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a bloodless offering;
68 one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;
69 one bull, one ram and one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;
70 one male goat for a sin offering;
71 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats and five male lambs one year old.  This was the offering of Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.
72 On the eleventh day it was Pagiel the son of Ochran, leader of the sons of Asher;
73 and his offering was one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels; one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a bloodless offering;
74 one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;
75 one bull, one ram and one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;
76 one male goat for a sin offering;
77 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats and five male lambs one year old.  This was the offering of Pagiel the son of Ochran.
78 On the twelfth day it was Ahira the son of Enan, leader of the sons of Naphtali;
79 and his offering was one silver dish, the weight of which was one hundred and thirty shekels; one silver bowl of seventy shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mixed with oil for a bloodless offering;
80 one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;
81 one bull, one ram and one male lamb one year old, for a burnt offering;
82 one male goat for a sin offering;
83 and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five male goats and five male lambs one year old.  This was the offering of Ahira the son of Enan.
84 This was the dedication offering for the altar from the leaders of Israel when it was anointed:  Twelve silver dishes, twelve silver bowls, twelve gold spoons,
85 each silver dish weighing one hundred and thirty shekels and each bowl seventy; all the silver of the utensils was Two thousand four hundred shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary.
86 The twelve gold spoons, full of incense, weighing ten shekels apiece, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; all the gold of the spoons One hundred and twenty shekels.
87 All the oxen for the burnt offering, twelve bulls; all the rams, twelve; the male lambs one year old, with their bloodless offering, twelve; and the male goats for a sin offering, twelve;
88 and all the oxen for the sacrifice of peace offerings, twenty four bulls; all the rams, sixty; the male goats, sixty; the male lambs one year old, sixty.  This was the dedication offering for the altar after it was anointed.
89 Now when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with Him, he heard the voice speaking to him from above the mercy seat that was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim, so He spoke to him.

CHAPTER 8

And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 “Speak to Aaron and say to him, ‘When you set the lamps, the seven lamps will give light toward the front of the lampstand.'”
3 Aaron therefore did so; he set its lamps toward the front of the lamp-stand, as YEHOWAH had commanded Moses.
4 And this was the workmanship of the lamp-stand: hammered work of gold; from its base to its flowers it was hammered work, according to the pattern that YEHOWAH had shown Moses; so he made the lamp-stand.
5 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
6 “Take the Levites from among the sons of Israel and cleanse them.
7 Thus you shall do to them, to cleanse them: sprinkle water of purifying upon them, and let them pass the razor over all their flesh, and wash their clothes, and so make themselves clean.
8 Then let them take a young bull, along with its bloodless offering; fine flour mixed with oil, and a second young bull you shall take for a sin offering.
9 And you shall present the Levites before the tent of meeting.  You shall also gather the whole assembly of the sons of Israel,
10 and present the Levites before YEHOWAH; and the children of Israel shall lay their hands upon the Levites.
11 And Aaron shall present the Levites before YEHOWAH as a wave offering from the children of Israel, that they may do the work for YEHOWAH.
12 And the Levites shall lay their hands on the heads of the bulls, then offer the one for a sin offering and the other for a burnt offering to YEHOWAH, to make atonement for the Levites.
13 And you shall have the Levites stand before Aaron and before his sons, so as to present them as a wave offering to YEHOWAH.
14 Thus you shall separate the Levites from among the children of Israel, and the Levites shall be Mine.
15 Then afterward the Levites may go in to serve the tent of meeting.  But you shall cleanse them and present them as a wave offering,
16 for they are wholly given to Me from among the children of Israel.  Instead of such as open every womb, even the firstborn of the sons of Israel, I have taken them for Myself.
17 For every firstborn among the children of Israel is Mine, both of mankind and the animals; on the day that I struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for Myself.
18 But I have taken the Levites instead of every firstborn among the sons of Israel.
19 I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel, to perform the service of the children of Israel at the tent of meeting, and to make atonement on behalf of the children of Israel, so that there will be no plague among the children of Israel by their coming near to the sanctuary.”
20 And Moses and Aaron, and all the assembly of the children of Israel, did to the Levites according to all that YEHOWAH had commanded Moses concerning the Levites; so the children of Israel did to them.
21 And the Levites purified themselves from sin, and washed their clothes, and Aaron presented them as a wave offering before YEHOWAH.  Aaron also made atonement for them to cleanse them.
22 And afterward the Levites went in to perform their service in the tent of meeting before Aaron and before his sons.  As YEHOWAH had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so they did to them.
23 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
24 “This is for the Levites:  From twenty-five years old and upward they shall enter to perform service in the work of the tent of meeting,
25 but at the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting upon the service, and work no more.
26 They may assist their brothers in the tent of meeting, to keep their charge, but they shall do no work.  Thus you shall deal with the Levites regarding their charge.”

CHAPTER 9

And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they had come out of the land of Egypt, saying,
2 “Now, let the children of Israel observe the Passover at its appointed time.
3 On the fourteenth day of this month, at twilight, you shall observe it at its appointed time; you shall observe it according to all its statutes and according to all its ordinances.”
4 So Moses told the children of Israel to observe the Passover.
5 And they observed the Passover in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, at twilight, in the wilderness of Sinai, according to all that YEHOWAH had commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did.
6 But there were men who were unclean because of a dead person, so that they could not observe Passover on that day; so they came before Moses and Aaron on that day,
7 and those men said to him, “We are unclean because of a dead person, why are we kept back from presenting the offering of YEHOWAH at its appointed time among the children of Israel?”
8 And Moses said to them, “Tarry, and I will hear what YEHOWAH will command concerning you.”
9 Then YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
10 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying, ‘If any one of you, or of your generations, shall be unclean because of a dead person, or is on a distant journey, they may observe the Passover to YEHOWAH.
11 In the second month on the fourteenth day at twilight, they may observe it; they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.
12 And they shall leave none of it until morning, nor break a bone of it; according to all the statutes of the Passover they shall observe it.
13 But the person who is clean and is not on a journey, and yet neglects to observe the Passover, that person shall then be cut off from their people, for they did not present the offering of YEHOWAH at its appointed time.  That person will bear their sin.
14 If a stranger sojourns among you and observes the Passover to YEHOWAH, according to the statutes of the Passover, and according to its ordinances, so they shall do.  You shall have one statute, for both the stranger and for the native of the land.'”
15 And on the day the tabernacle was erected, the cloud covered the tabernacle; the tent of the testimony, and in the evening it was like the appearance of fire over the tabernacle, until morning.
16 And so it was continuously; the cloud would cover it by day, and the appearance of fire by night.
17 And when the cloud ascended from over the tent, the children of Israel would journey forth, and in the place where the cloud rested, there the children of Israel would encamp.
18 At the command of YEHOWAH the children of Israel would journey forth, and at the command of YEHOWAH they would encamp; as long as the cloud remained over the tabernacle, they encamped.
19 And when the cloud tarried over the tabernacle for many days, the children of Israel would keep the charge of YEHOWAH and not journey forth.
20 And so it was, when the cloud was a few days upon the tabernacle, according to the command of YEHOWAH, they remained encamped.  Then according to the command of YEHOWAH, they journeyed forth.
21 If sometimes the cloud remained from evening until morning, when the cloud ascended in the morning, they would journey forth; or a day and a night, whenever the cloud ascended, they journeyed forth.
22 Whether it was two days, or a month, or a year that the cloud tarried over the tabernacle; remaining above it, the children of Israel encamped and did not journey forth, but when it ascended, they journeyed forth.
23 At the command of YEHOWAH they encamped, and at the command of YEHOWAH they journeyed forth.  And they kept YEHOWAH’S charge, according to the command of YEHOWAH through Moses.

CHAPTER 10

And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 “Make for yourself two trumpets of silver; of hammered work you shall make them, and you shall use them for summoning the assembly and for having the camps journey forth.
3 And when they shall blow with them, all the assembly shall gather themselves to you at the doorway of the tent of meeting.
4 And if they blow with one, then the leaders; the heads of the divisions of Israel, shall assemble before you.
5 But when you sound the alarm, the camps that lie eastward shall journey forth.
6 And when you sound the alarm the second time, the camps that lie to the south side shall journey forth; an alarm is to sound for them to journey forth.
7 When gathering the assembly, however, you shall blow without sounding an alarm.
8 And the sons of Aaron shall blow the trumpets; and this shall be for you a perpetual statute throughout your generations.
9 And if you go to war in your land, against an enemy who oppresses you, you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets, so that you may be remembered before YEHOWAH your Elohim, and be saved from your enemies.
10 Also in the day of your gladness and in your appointed feasts, and on the first day of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings; and they shall be for you as a memorial before your Elohim.  I am YEHOWAH your Elohim.”
11 And it came to pass, on the twentieth day, in the second month of the second year, the cloud ascended from off the tabernacle of the testimony,
12 and the children of Israel journeyed forth from the wilderness of Sinai, and the cloud rested in the wilderness of Paran.
13 And they journeyed forth for the first time according to the commandment of YEHOWAH through Moses:
14 The standard of the camp of the children of Yehudah, according to their armies, journeyed forth first, with Nahshon the son of Amminadab, over its army;
15 and Nethanel the son of Zuar, over the tribal army of the children of Issachar;
16 and Eliab the son of Helon over the tribal army of the children of Zebulun.
17 And the tabernacle was taken down, and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari, who were carrying the tabernacle, journeyed forth.
18 And the standard of the camp of Reuben, according to their armies, journeyed forth, with Elizur the son of Shedeur, over its army;
19 and Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai over the tribal army of the children of Simeon;
20 and Eliasaph the son of Deuel was over the tribal army of the children of Gad.
21 Then the Kohathites journeyed forth, carrying the holy things, and the tabernacle was set up as they arrived.
22 And the standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim, according to their armies, journeyed forth, with Elishama the son of Ammihud over its army;
23 and Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur over the tribal army of the children of Manasseh;
24 and Abidan the son of Gideoni over the tribal army of the children of Benyehmin.
25 Then the standard of the camp of the children of Dan, according to their armies; the rear guard for all the camps, journeyed forth, with Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai over its army;
26 and Pagiel the son of Ochran over the tribal army of the children of Asher;
27 and Ahira the son of Enan over the tribal army of the children of Naphtali.
28 Thus were the journeyings of the children of Israel; by their armies they journeyed forth.
29 And Moses said to Hobab the son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses’ father-in-law, “We are journeying forth to the place of which YEHOWAH said, ‘I will give it to you’; come with us and we will do you good, for YEHOWAH has promised good concerning Israel.”
30 But he said to him, “I will not go, but rather I will go to my land and to my kindred.”
31 Then he said, “Please do not leave us, forasmuch as you know where we should encamp in the wilderness, and you will be as eyes for us.
32 And so it will be, if you go with us, that whatever good YEHOWAH does for us, we will do for you.”
33 And they journeyed forth from the mountain of YEHOWAH three days’ journey, with the ark of the covenant of YEHOWAH journeying before them for the three days, seeking a resting place for them.
34 And the cloud of YEHOWAH was over them by day, when they journeyed forth from the camp.
35 And it came to pass, when the ark journeyed forth that Moses said, “Rise up, O YEHOWAH!  And let Your enemies be scattered, and let those who hate You flee before You.”
36 And when it came to rest, he said, “Return, O YEHOWAH, unto the myriad thousands of Israel.”

CHAPTER 11

And when the people complained, it was evil in the ears of YEHOWAH, and in hearing, YEHOWAH’S anger was kindled, and the fire of YEHOWAH burned among them and consumed some from the outermost parts of the camp.
2 And the people cried out to Moses, and Moses prayed to YEHOWAH and the fire was quenched.
3 So the name of that place was called Taberah, because the fire of YEHOWAH burned among them.
4 And the disorderly among them lusted greatly; and also the children of Israel wept again and said, “Who will give us flesh to eat?
5 We remember the fish that we freely ate in Egypt, and the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic,
6 but now our appetite is dry.  There is nothing at all before our eyes except this manna.”
7 Now the manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like that of bdellium.
8 And the people would go about and gather it, and grind it between two millstones or beat it in a mortar, and boil it in a pot and make cakes with it; and its taste was as the taste of cakes baked with oil.
9 When the dew fell upon the camp at night, the manna would fall with it.
10 Now Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families; every one at the doorway of their tent, and the anger of YEHOWAH was kindled greatly, and Moses was displeased.
11 And Moses said to YEHOWAH, “Why have You afflicted Your servant? And why have I not found favor in Your sight, that You have laid the burden of all this people upon me?
12 Have I conceived all these people? Have I brought them forth, that You should say to me, ‘Carry them in your bosom as a nursing-father carries a nursing infant, to the land that You swore to their fathers’?
13 Where am I to get flesh to give to all these people? For they weep before me, saying, ‘Give us flesh that we may eat!’
14 I am not able to bear all these people alone, for it is too heavy for me.
15 So if You are to deal with me in this way, please kill me; if I have found favor in Your sight, and let me not see my wretchedness.”
16 And YEHOWAH said to Moses, “Gather for Me seventy men from the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people, and their officers, and bring them to the tent of meeting, and let them stand there with you.
17 And I will come down and speak with you there, and I will take of The Spirit, Who is upon you, and I will put Him upon them, and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, so that you will not bear it alone.
18 And to the people you shall say, ‘Sanctify yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat flesh; for you have wept in the ears of YEHOWAH, saying, “Oh that someone would give us flesh to eat!  For we were well-off in Egypt.”  Therefore YEHOWAH will give you flesh and you shall eat.
19 You shall eat, not one day, nor two days, nor five days, nor ten days, nor twenty days,
20 but for a whole month, until it comes out of your nostrils and becomes loathsome to you; because you have despised YEHOWAH, Who is among you, and have wept before Him, saying, “Why did we ever leave Egypt?”‘”
21 But Moses said, “The people, in whose midst I am, are six hundred thousand men on foot; yet You have said, ‘I will give them flesh, so that they may eat for a whole month;’
22 shall flocks and herds be slaughtered for them, to be sufficient for them? Or should all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to be sufficient for them?”
23 And YEHOWAH said to Moses, “Is YEHOWAH’S power curtailed? You shall see whether My word will come to pass for you or not.”
24 So Moses went and told the people the words of YEHOWAH, and he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tent.
25 And YEHOWAH came down in the cloud and spoke to him, and He took of The Spirit Who was upon him and placed Him upon the seventy elders.  And when The Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.
26 But there remained two men in the camp; the name of one was Eldad and the name of the other Medad.  And The Spirit rested upon them (now they were among those who were recorded, but had not gone out to the tent), and they prophesied in the camp.
27 And there ran a young man, who told Moses, and said, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.”
28 Then Yehoshuwah the son of Nun, the attendant of Moses from his youth, said, “Moses, my lord, forbid them.”
29 But Moses said to him, “Are you jealous for my sake? Would that all YEHOWAH’S people were prophets; that YEHOWAH would put His Spirit upon them!”
30 And Moses withdrew to the camp; he and the elders of Israel.
31 And there went forth a wind from YEHOWAH, and it brought quail from the sea, and it cast them beside the camp, about a day’s journey on this side and a day’s journey on the other side, round about the camp; about two cubits deep on the surface of the ground.
32 And the people stood up all that day, and all that night, and all the next day, gathering the quail; and the one who gathered least, gathered ten homers, and they spread them abroad themselves all about the camp.
33 And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, before it was chewed, the wrath of YEHOWAH was kindled against the people, and YEHOWAH struck the people with a very great plague.
34 So the name of that place was called Kibroth-hattaavah, because there they buried the people who had lusted greatly.
35 From Kibroth-hattaavah the people journeyed forth for Hazeroth, and they dwelled at Hazeroth.

CHAPTER 12

Then Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married, for he had married an Ethiopian woman,
2 and they said, “Has YEHOWAH indeed spoken only through Moses? Has He not spoken by us as well?” And YEHOWAH heard it!
3 (Now the man Moses was exceedingly humble, over all who were upon the face of the earth.)
4 And YEHOWAH spoke instantly to Moses, and to Aaron, and to Miriam, saying, “You three come out to the tent of meeting.”  And the three came out.
5 Then YEHOWAH came down in the pillar of the cloud and stood at the doorway of the tent, and He called Aaron and Miriam; and they both come forth,
6 and He said, “Hear now My words, If there is a prophet among you, I, YEHOWAH, will make Myself known to them in a vision.  I shall speak with them in a dream.
7 Not so with My servant Moses.  He is faithful in all My house.
8 With him I openly speak mouth to mouth, and not in riddles, and he sees the form of YEHOWAH.  Why then did you not fear to speak against My servant Moses?”
9 And the wrath of YEHOWAH burned against them, and He departed.
10 But when the cloud withdrew from over the tent, lo, Miriam was as leprous as snow.  And Aaron turned toward Miriam and behold; she was leprous.
11 Then Aaron said to Moses, “Oh, my lord, I beg you, do not lay this sin upon us, in which we have acted foolishly, and in which we have sinned;
12 let her not be like one dead, whose flesh is half consumed when they come from their mother’s womb!”
13 And Moses cried out to YEHOWAH, saying, “O El, heal her, I pray!”
14 But YEHOWAH said to Moses, “If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed for seven days? Let her be shut out from the camp for seven days, and afterward she may be received again.”
15 So Miriam was shut up outside the camp for seven days, and the people journeyed not until Miriam was received again.
16 And afterward the people journeyed forth from Hazeroth and encamped in the wilderness of Paran.

CHAPTER 13

And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses saying,
2 “Send out men, that they may search out the land of Canaan, which I am going to give to the children of Israel; you shall send a man from each of their fathers’ tribes, each one a leader among them.”
3 So Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran, at the command of YEHOWAH; all of them men who were heads of the children of Israel.
4 These then are their names:  From the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur;
5 from the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori;
6 from the tribe of Yehudah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh;
7 from the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Yehoseph;
8 from the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Nun;
9 from the tribe of Benyehmin, Palti the son of Raphu;
10 from the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi;
11 from the tribe of Yehoseph, from the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi;
12 from the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli;
13 from the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael;
14 from the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi;
15 from the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi.
16 These are the names of the men whom Moses sent to search out the land, but Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun, Yehoshuwah.
17 When Moses sent them to search out the land of Canaan, he said to them, “Go this way into the south country, then go up into the hill country;
18 see the land, what it is, and whether the people who dwell in it are strong or weak; whether they are few or many.
19 And how is the land in which they dwell, is it good or bad? And how are the cities in which they dwell, are they like camps or with fortifications?
20 How is the land, is it fat or lean? Are there trees in it or not? Make an effort then to get some of the fruit of the land.” Now the time was the time of the first ripe grapes.
21 So they went up and searched out the land from the wilderness of Zin as far as Rehob, at Hamath.
22 And they went up into the south country, and they came to Hebron where Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai, the descendants of Anak were.  (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)
23 And they went as far as the valley of Eshcol and from there cut down a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they carried it on a pole between two men, with some pomegranates and figs.
24 That place was called the valley of Eshcol, because of the cluster that the sons of Israel cut down from there.
25 And they returned from searching out the land after forty days,
26 and they came, and went to Moses and Aaron, and to all the assembly of the children of Israel; in the wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh, and they brought back word to them and to all the assembly, and showed them the fruit of the land.
27 And they told him, and said, “We went in to the land where you sent us; and it surely does flow with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.
28 Nevertheless, the people are strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are fortified; very large; and moreover, we saw the children of Anak there.
29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south country, 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.”
30 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses and said, “By all means let us go up at once, and take possession of it, for we will prevail.”
31 But the men that went up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are too strong for us.”
32 So they brought to the children of Israel an evil report of the land that they had searched out, saying, “The land through which we have passed, in searching it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature.
33 And there we also saw the giants (the sons of Anak are of the giants); and we became like grasshoppers in our own sight; and so we were in their sight.”

CHAPTER 14

And the whole assembly lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.
2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron, and the whole assembly said to them, “Would that we had died in the land of Egypt!  Or would that we had died in this wilderness!
3 Why is YEHOWAH bringing us to this land that we should fall by the sword, or that our wives and our little ones should become plunder? Would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?”
4 And they said to one another, “Let us appoint a leader, and let us return to Egypt.”
5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces in the presence of the whole assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel,
6 and Yehoshuwah the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, of those who had searched out the land, tore their clothes,
7 and they spoke to the whole assembly of the children of Israel, saying, “The land that we passed through to search out is an exceedingly great land.
8 If YEHOWAH delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us; a land flowing with milk and honey;
9 only rebel not against YEHOWAH, and fear not the people of the land, for they are as bread for us; their defense has been removed from them, and YEHOWAH is with us; fear them not!”
10 And the whole assembly said to stone them with stones, but the glory of YEHOWAH appeared in the tent of meeting before all the children of Israel,
11 And YEHOWAH said to Moses, “How long will this people spurn Me? And how long will they not believe in Me, having seen every sign that I have performed in their midst?
12 I will strike them with pestilence and dispossess them, and I will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they.”
13 But Moses said to YEHOWAH, “Then the Egyptians will hear of it, for by Your strength You brought up this people from their midst,
14 and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land, who have heard that You, O YEHOWAH, are in the midst of this people, for You, O YEHOWAH, are seen eye to eye, while Your cloud stands over them; and You go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night.
15 Now if You slay this people as one man, then the nations who have heard of Your fame will say,
16 ‘Because YEHOWAH could not bring this people into the land that He promised them by oath, therefore He slaughtered them in the wilderness.’
17 But now, I pray, let the power of my Master be great, just as You have declared, saying,
18 ‘YEHOWAH is slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He will by no means leave unpunished the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generations.’
19 Pardon, I pray, the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of Your loving-kindness, just as You also have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.”
20 And YEHOWAH said, “I have pardoned according to your word,
21 but as surely as I live, all the earth will be filled with the glory of YEHOWAH!
22 Nevertheless, all those men who have seen My glory and My miracles, which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have put Me to the test these ten times, and have not listened to My voice,
23 shall by no means see the land that I swore to their fathers, nor shall any of those who spurned Me see it.
24 But My servant Caleb, because he has had another spirit, and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land that he entered, and his descendants shall take possession of it.
25 Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwell in the valleys; turn tomorrow and journey forth to the wilderness by the way of the Red Sea.”
26 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,
27 “How long shall I bear with this evil assembly who are murmuring against Me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against Me.
28 Say to them, ‘As I live,’ says YEHOWAH, ‘just as you have spoken in My hearing, so I will surely do to you;
29 your corpses will fall in this wilderness; even all that were numbered of you, according to your complete number from twenty years old and upward, who have grumbled against Me.
30 Surely you shall not come into the land in which I swore to make you dwell, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Yehoshuwah the son of Nun.
31 But your children, whom you said would become a prey; them will I bring in, and they will know the land that you have rejected.
32 But you; your corpses will fall in this wilderness,
33 and your children will wander as shepherds for forty years in the wilderness, and they will suffer for your whoredom until your corpses lie in the wilderness.
34 According to the number of days that you searched out the land, forty days, for every day you shall bear your guilt a year; forty years, and you will know My enmity.
35 I, YEHOWAH, have spoken; surely this I will do to all this evil assembly who are gathered together against Me.  In this wilderness they shall be destroyed, and there they will die.'”
36 As for the men whom Moses sent to search out the land, and who returned and made all the assembly murmur against him by bringing out an evil report concerning the land,
37 even those men who brought out the very evil report of the land, died by a plague before YEHOWAH.
38 But Yehoshuwah the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh remained alive out of those men who went to search out the land.
39 And when Moses spoke these words to all the children of Israel, the people mourned greatly.
40 And they rose up early in the morning, and went up to the top of the hill country, and said, “Behold, here we are; and we will go up to the place that YEHOWAH has promised, for we have sinned.”
41 But Moses said, “Why then are you transgressing the commandment of YEHOWAH, when it will not prosper?
42 Do not go up, for YEHOWAH is not among you, and you will be struck down before your enemies.
43 For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and you will fall by the sword, inasmuch as you have turned back from following YEHOWAH.  And YEHOWAH will not be with you.”
44 But they presumed to go up to the hilltop; and neither the ark of the covenant of YEHOWAH nor Moses left the camp.
45 Then the Amalekites and the Canaanites who dwelled in that hill country came down, and struck them and beat them down as far as Hormah.

CHAPTER 15

And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 “Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘When you come into the land where you are to dwell, which I am giving you,
3 and make an offering by fire unto YEHOWAH; a burnt offering, or a sacrifice to fulfill a special vow, as a freewill offering or in your appointed times; to make a sweet aroma unto YEHOWAH, from the herd or from the flock,
4 then shall they who present their offering present to YEHOWAH a bloodless offering of one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour mingled with one-fourth of a hin of oil.
5 And the fourth part of a hin of wine for a drink offering, shall they prepare, with the burnt offering or for the sacrifice, for each lamb.
6 Or for a ram you shall prepare as a bloodless offering, two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mingled with one-third of a hin of oi,
7 and for the drink offering you shall present one-third of a hin of wine as a sweet aroma to YEHOWAH.
8 When you prepare a bull as a burnt offering or a sacrifice; to fulfill a special vow, or for a peace offering unto YEHOWAH,
9 then you shall present with the bull a bloodless offering of three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-half a hin of oil,
10 and you shall present as the drink offering one-half a hin of wine as an offering by fire; as a sweet aroma to YEHOWAH.
11 Thus it shall be done for each bull, or for each ram, or for each of the male lambs, or for each goat;
12 according to the number that you prepare, so you shall do for everyone according to their number.
13 All who are native shall do these things in this manner, in presenting an offering by fire; as a sweet aroma unto YEHOWAH.
14 If a stranger sojourns with you, or one who may be among you throughout your generations, and they wish to make an offering by fire, as a sweet aroma to YEHOWAH, just as you do so they shall do.
15 As for the assembly, there shall be one statute for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you; a perpetual statute throughout your generations.  As you are, so shall the stranger be before YEHOWAH.
16 There is to be one law and one ordinance for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you.'”
17 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
18 “Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘When you come into the land where I bring you,
19 then it shall be, that when you eat of the food of the land, you shall lift up a heave offering unto YEHOWAH.
20 Of the first of your dough you shall lift up a cake as a heave offering; as the offering of the threshing floor, so you shall lift it up.
21 From the first of your dough you shall give unto YEHOWAH an offering throughout your generations.
22 But when you err and do not observe all these commandments, which YEHOWAH has spoken to Moses,
23 even all that YEHOWAH has commanded through Moses; from the day when YEHOWAH gave commandment and onward throughout your generations,
24 then it shall be, if it is unintentional, without the knowledge of the assembly, that all the assembly shall offer one bull for a burnt offering, as a sweet aroma to YEHOWAH, with its bloodless offering and its drink offering, according to the ordinance, and one male goat for a sin offering.
25 And the priest shall make atonement for the whole assembly of the children of Israel, and they will be forgiven; for it was an error, and they have brought their offering, an offering by fire unto YEHOWAH, and their sin offering before YEHOWAH, for their error.
26 And it shall be forgiven the whole assembly of the children of Israel, along with the stranger who sojourns among them, for it happened to all the people through error.
27 And if one soul sins unintentionally, then they shall offer a one-year-old female goat for a sin offering.
28 And the priest shall make atonement before YEHOWAH for the soul who goes astray, when they sin unintentionally; making atonement for them, that they may be forgiven.
29 You shall have one law for everyone who sins unintentionally; for those who are native among the children of Israel, and for the stranger who sojourns among them.
30 But the person who sins presumptuously, whether a native or a stranger, that one blasphemes YEHOWAH; and that person shall be cut off from among their people.
31 Because they have despised the word of YEHOWAH and have broken His commandment, that person shall be completely cut off; their guilt will be on them.'”
32 And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering wood on the Sabbath.
33 And those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses and Aaron and to all the assembly,
34 and they put him in prison because it had not been declared what should be done to him.
35 And YEHOWAH said to Moses, “The man shall surely be put to death; all the assembly shall stone him with stones outside the camp.”
36 So all the assembly brought him outside the camp and stoned him to death with stones, as YEHOWAH had commanded Moses.
37 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
38 “Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves tassels on the edges of their garments throughout their generations, and that they shall put on the tassel of each edge a lace of blue.
39 It shall be a tassel for you to look at and remember all the commandments of YEHOWAH, so as to do them and not follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot,
40 so that you may remember to do all My commandments and be holy to your Elohim.
41 I am YEHOWAH your Elohim who brought you out from the land of Egypt to be your Elohim; I am YEHOWAH your Elohim.”

CHAPTER 16

Now Korah the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, drew together,
2 and rose up against Moses, with some of the sons of Israel; two hundred and fifty leaders of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown.
3 And they gathered together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, “It is enough! All the assembly are holy; every one of them, and YEHOWAH is among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of YEHOWAH?”
4 And when Moses heard this, he fell on his face,
5 and he spoke to Korah and all his company, saying, “Tomorrow morning YEHOWAH will make known who is His, and who is holy, and He will cause him to come near to Him; and him whom He has chosen, even him will He cause to come near to Himself.
6 Do this:  Take censers for yourselves; Korah and all your company,
7 and put fire in them, and lay incense upon them in the presence of YEHOWAH tomorrow; and the man whom YEHOWAH chooses shall be the one who is holy.  You have gone far enough, you sons of Levi!”
8 Then Moses said to Korah, “Hear now, you sons of Levi,
9 is it too little for you that the Elohim of Israel has separated you from the assembly of Israel, to bring you near to Himself, to do the service of the tabernacle of YEHOWAH, and to stand before the assembly to minister to them;
10 and that He has brought you near, and all your brothers, sons of Levi, with you? And are you seeking for the priesthood also,
11 for which cause you and all your company are gathered together against YEHOWAH? But as for Aaron, who is he that you murmur against him?”
12 Then Moses called out Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, but they said, “We will not come up.
13 Is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to have us die in the wilderness, but you would also lord it over us?
14 Moreover, you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, or given us an inheritance of fields and vineyards.  Would you put out the eyes of these men? We will not come up!”
15 Then Moses became very angry and said to YEHOWAH, “Regard not their offering. I have not taken a single ass from them, nor have I done harm to any of them.”
16 And Moses said to Korah, “You and all your company be present before YEHOWAH tomorrow, both you and they, and Aaron.
17 And each of you take your fire pan and put incense in it, and each of you bring your censer before YEHOWAH, two hundred and fifty fire pans; also you and Aaron shall each bring your fire pans.”
18 So they each took their censer and put fire on it, and laid incense on it, and they stood at the doorway of the tent of meeting with Moses and Aaron.
19 Thus Korah assembled all the assembly against them at the doorway of the tent of meeting, and the glory of YEHOWAH appeared to all the assembly.
20 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,
21 “Separate yourselves from among this assembly, that I may consume them in a wink.”
22 But they fell on their faces and said, “O El, Elohim of the spirits of all flesh, when one man sins, will You be wrathful with the entire assembly?”
23 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
24 “Speak to the assembly, saying, ‘Withdraw from round about the dwellings of Korah, Dathan and Abiram.'”
25 Then Moses arose and went to Dathan and Abiram, with the elders of Israel following him,
26 and he spoke to the assembly, saying, “Withdraw now from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing that belongs to them, or you will be swept away in all their sin.”
27 So they withdrew from the dwellings of Korah, Dathan and Abiram; and Dathan and Abiram came out and stood at the doorway of their tents, along with their wives and their children and their little ones.
28 And Moses said, “By this you shall know that YEHOWAH has sent me to do all these deeds; for this is not my heart.
29 If these men die the natural death of all men, or if they are appointed that which is laid up for all men, then YEHOWAH has not sent me,
30 but if YEHOWAH creates an entirely new thing, and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up, with all that is theirs, and they descend alive into Sheol, then you will know that these men have blasphemed YEHOWAH.”
31 And it came to pass, as he finished speaking these words, the ground that was under them split open,
32 and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men who belonged to Korah with their possessions,
33 so they and all that belonged to them went down alive to Sheol.  And the earth closed over them, and they perished from the midst of the assembly.
34 All Israel who were round about them fled at their outcry, for they said, “The earth may swallow us up!”
35 And there came forth a fire from YEHOWAH that consumed the two hundred and fifty men who were offering the incense.
36 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
37 “Say to Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, that he is to take up the censers out of the midst of the burning, for they are holy, and to scatter the burning coals abroad.
38 As for the censers of these men who have sinned at the cost of their lives, let them be made into a hammered sheet for a plating of the altar, since they did present them before YEHOWAH and they are holy; and they shall be for a sign to the children of Israel.”
39 So Eleazar the priest took the brass censers, which the men who were burned had offered, and they hammered them out as a plating for the altar
40 as a reminder to the children of Israel that no stranger, who is not of the seed of Aaron, should come near to burn incense before YEHOWAH; so that they will not become like Korah and his company – as YEHOWAH had spoken to him through Moses.
41 But on the next day the whole assembly of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron, saying, “You have killed the people of YEHOWAH.”
42 And it came to pass, when the assembly had gathered against Moses and Aaron, that they turned toward the tent of meeting, and behold, the cloud covered it and the glory of YEHOWAH appeared.
43 And Moses and Aaron came to the front of the tent of meeting,
44 and YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
45 “Get away from among this assembly, that I may consume them instantly.” Then they fell on their faces.
46 And Moses said to Aaron, “Take your censer and put in it fire from the altar, and lay incense on it.  Then bring it quickly to the assembly and make atonement for them, for wrath has gone forth from YEHOWAH; the plague has begun!”
47 And Aaron took as Moses had spoken, and ran into the midst of the assembly, for behold, the plague had begun among the people.  So he put on the incense and made atonement for the people.
48 And he took his stand between the dead and the living, so that the plague was stopped.
49 But those who died by the plague were Fourteen thousand seven hundred; besides those who died on account of Korah.
50 Then Aaron returned to Moses at the doorway of the tent of meeting, for the plague had been stopped.

CHAPTER 17

And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 “Speak to the children of Israel, and take from them a rod for each father’s household; twelve rods, from all their leaders, according to the house of their fathers. You shall write each name upon his rod,
3 and write Aaron’s name on the rod of Levi, for there shall be one rod for the head of the house of their fathers.
4 And you shall deposit them in the tent of meeting, in front of the testimony, where I meet with you.
5 And it will come to pass, that the rod of the man whom I choose will blossom; and I will cease from before Me the murmurings of the children of Israel, who murmur against you.”
6 And Moses spoke to the children of Israel, and all their leaders gave him a rod apiece; for each leader according to their fathers’ households; twelve rods, with the rod of Aaron among their rods.
7 And Moses deposited the rods before YEHOWAH in the tent of the testimony.
8 And it came to pass that on the next day Moses went in to the tent of the testimony, and behold, the rod of Aaron, for the house of Levi, had sprouted and put forth buds and produced blossoms, and it bore ripe almonds.
9 And Moses brought out all the rods from the presence of YEHOWAH to all the children of Israel, and they looked, and each man took his rod.
10 But YEHOWAH said to Moses, “Bring back the rod of Aaron before the testimony, to be kept as a sign against the rebels, that you may put an end to their murmurings against Me, so that they will not die.”
11 Thus Moses did, as YEHOWAH had commanded him, so he did.
12 And the children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, “Behold, we die; we perish, we are all perishing!
13 Whoever approaches or whoever comes near to the tabernacle of YEHOWAH, must die.  Are we to perish completely?”

CHAPTER 18

And YEHOWAH said to Aaron, “You and your sons and your father’s household with you shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary, and you and your sons with you shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood.
2 And your brethren also, the tribe of Levi; the tribe of your father, bring with you, that they may be joined with you and minister unto you, while you and your sons with you are before the tent of the testimony.
3 They shall keep thy charge and the charge of the tent; only they shall not come near to the vessels of the sanctuary, or the altar, or both they and you will die.
4 And they shall be joined with you and keep the charge of the tent of meeting, for all the service of the tent, but a stranger may not come near you.
5 And so you shall keep the charge of the sanctuary and the charge of the altar, so there will no longer be wrath on the children of Israel.
6 Behold, I have taken your brethren, the Levites, from among the children of Israel; they are a gift to you, dedicated to YEHOWAH, to perform the service for the tent of meeting.
7 But you and your sons with you shall attend to your priesthood for everything concerning the altar and inside the veil, and you are to perform service.  I am giving you the priesthood as a bestowed service, but the stranger who comes near shall be put to death.”
8 And YEHOWAH said to Aaron, “Behold, I have given you charge of My heave offerings.  Even all the holy gifts of the children of Israel I have given to you as a portion; and to your sons as a perpetual allotment.
9 This shall be yours from the most holy things reserved from the fire:  Every offering of theirs, even every bloodless offering and every sin offering and every guilt offering, which they shall render to Me, shall be most holy for you and for your sons.
10 In the most holy place you shall eat it; every male shall eat it.  It shall be holy to you.
11 And this also is yours:  The heave offering of their gift, with all the wave offerings of the children of Israel.  I have given them to you, and to your sons and daughters with you, as an everlasting statute.  Everyone of your household who is clean may eat it.
12 All the best of the oil, and all the best of the fresh wine and of the grain; the first fruits of those which they give to YEHOWAH, I give them to you.
13 The first ripe fruits of all that is in their land, which they bring to YEHOWAH, shall be yours.  Everyone of your household who is clean may eat it.
14 Every devoted thing in Israel shall be yours.
15 Every first issue of the womb of all flesh, whether man or animal, which they offer to YEHOWAH, shall be yours.  Nevertheless, the firstborn of man you shall surely redeem, and the firstborn of unclean animals you shall redeem.
16 And those that are to be redeemed, from a month old you shall redeem them, by your valuation; five shekels in silver, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs.
17 But the firstborn of a cow, or the firstborn of a sheep, or the firstborn of a goat, you shall not redeem; they are holy.  You shall sprinkle their blood on the altar and shall offer up their fat in smoke as an offering by fire, for a sweet aroma to YEHOWAH.
18 Their flesh shall be yours; it shall be yours like the breast of a wave offering, and like the right thigh.
19 All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer to YEHOWAH, I have given to you and your sons and your daughters with you, as an everlasting statute.  It is an everlasting covenant of salt before YEHOWAH to you and your seed with you.”
20 And YEHOWAH said to Aaron, “You shall have no inheritance in their land, nor own any portion among them; I am your portion and your inheritance among the children of Israel.
21 And behold, to the children of Levi, I have given all the tithe in Israel for an inheritance, in return for the service that they perform; the service of the tent of meeting.
22 And the children of Israel shall not come near the tent of meeting again, or they will bear their sin and die.
23 Only the Levites shall perform the service of the tent of meeting, and they shall bear their iniquity; it shall be an everlasting statute throughout your generations.  And among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance,
24 for the tithe of the children of Israel, which they offer as an offering to YEHOWAH, I have given to the Levites for an inheritance.  Therefore I have said concerning them, ‘They shall have no inheritance among the children of Israel.'”
25 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
26 “Thus you shall speak to the Levites, and say to them, ‘When you take from the children of Israel the tithe that I have given you from them, for your inheritance, then you shall present a heave offering from it to YEHOWAH; a tithe of the tithe.
27 And your heave offering shall be reckoned to you as the grain from the threshing floor, or the full produce from the wine vat.
28 So you shall present a heave offering unto YEHOWAH from your tithes, which you receive from the children of Israel, and from it you shall give YEHOWAH’S offering to Aaron the priest.
29 Out of all your gifts you shall present every offering due to YEHOWAH, from all the best thereof; the holy part from them.
30 And you shall say to them, ‘When you have heaved from it the best of it, then it shall be reckoned to the Levites as the produce of the threshing floor, and as the produce of the wine vat.
31 And you may eat it anywhere, you and your households, for it is your compensation in return for your service in the tent of meeting.
32 And you will bear no sin by reason of it when you have offered the best of it.  But you shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, or you will die.'”

CHAPTER 19

And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying,
2 “This is a statute of the law that YEHOWAH has commanded, saying, ‘Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring you an unblemished red heifer in which is no defect, and upon which a yoke has never been placed.
3 You shall give it to Eleazar the priest, and it shall be brought outside the camp and be slaughtered in his presence.
4 Then Eleazar the priest shall take some of its blood with his finger, and sprinkle some of its blood toward the front of the tent of meeting seven times.
5 Then the heifer shall be burned in his sight; its hide and its flesh and its blood, with its refuse, shall be burned.
6 And the priest shall take cedar wood and hyssop and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning heifer.
7 And the priest shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterward come into the camp; but the priest shall be unclean until evening.
8 And the one who burns it shall also wash his clothes in water and bathe his body in water, and shall be unclean until evening.
9 Then a man who is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer and deposit them outside the camp in a clean place, and the assembly of the children of Israel shall keep it for a water of separation; it is purification from sin.
10 And the one who gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening; and it shall be an everlasting statute to the children of Israel and to the stranger who sojourns among them.
11 Anyone who touches the corpse of any person shall be unclean for seven days,
12 and that person shall purify themselves from uncleanness with the water on the third day and on the seventh day, and then they will be clean.  But if they do not purify themselves on the third day and on the seventh day, they will not be clean.
13 Anyone who touches a corpse, the body of a person who has died, and does not purify themselves, defiles the tabernacle of YEHOWAH, and that person shall be cut off from Israel.  Because the water for impurity was not sprinkled on them, they shall be unclean; their uncleanness is still on them.
14 This is the law when anyone dies in a tent:  Everyone who comes into the tent, and everyone who is in the tent, shall be unclean for seven days.
15 Every open vessel, which has no covering tied down on it, shall be unclean.
16 Also, anyone who in the open field touches one who has been slain with a sword, or who has died, or a human bone or a grave, shall be unclean for seven days.
17 Then for the unclean person, they shall take some of the ashes of the burnt purification from sin, and flowing water shall be added to them in a vessel,
18 and a clean person shall take hyssop and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it on the tent, and on all the furnishings, and on the persons who were there, and on the one who touched the bone or the one slain or the one dying or the grave.
19 And the clean person shall sprinkle on the unclean on the third day and on the seventh day; and on the seventh day they shall purify them from uncleanness, and they shall wash their clothes and bathe in water, and shall be clean by evening.
20 But the one who is unclean and does not purify themselves from uncleanness, that person shall be cut off from the midst of the assembly, because they have defiled the sanctuary of YEHOWAH; the water for impurity has not been sprinkled on them, they are unclean.
21 So it shall be an everlasting statute for them.  And they who sprinkle the water for impurity shall wash their clothes, and they who touch the water for impurity shall be unclean until evening.
22 Furthermore, anything that the unclean touches shall be unclean; and the person who touches it shall be unclean until evening.'”

CHAPTER 20

And the children of Israel, the whole assembly, came to the wilderness of Zin in the first month, and the people dwelled at Kadesh, and Miriam died there and was buried there.
2 And there was no water for the assembly, and they gathered themselves against Moses and Aaron.
3 And the people contended with Moses and spoke, saying, “If only we had perished when our brothers perished before YEHOWAH!
4 Why have you brought YEHOWAH’S assembly to this wilderness, that our beasts and we should die here?
5 And why have you made us come up from Egypt, to bring us to this evil place? It is not a place of grain or figs or vines or pomegranates, nor is there any water to drink.”
6 Then Moses and Aaron went from before the assembly to the doorway of the tent of meeting and fell on their faces.  And the glory of YEHOWAH appeared to them,
7 and YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
8 “Take the rod; and you and your brother Aaron gather the assembly, 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 give the assembly and their beasts drink.”
9 So Moses took the rod from before YEHOWAH, as He had commanded him,
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?”
11 And Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came forth abundantly, and the assembly and their beasts drank.
12 And YEHOWAH said to Moses and Aaron, “Because you have not believed Me, to sanctify Me in the sight of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them.”
13 These are the waters of Meribah, where the children of Israel contended with YEHOWAH, and He sanctified Himself among them.
14 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh to the king of Edom: “Thus says your brother Israel, ‘You know all the distress that has befallen us;
15 how our fathers went down to Egypt, and we dwelled in Egypt a long time, and the Egyptians afflicted us, and our fathers.
16 But when we cried out to YEHOWAH, He heard our voice and sent an angel and brought us out from Egypt.  And behold, we are at Kadesh, a city at the edge of your border.
17 Please let us pass through your territory.  We will not pass through fields or through vineyards, nor will we even drink water from a well.  We will go by the king’s way, not turning to the right or left, until we have passed your borders.'”
18 But Edom said to him, “You shall not pass by me, lest I come out against you with the sword.”
19 And the children of Israel said to him, “We will go by the highway, and if I and my livestock drink of your water, then I will pay its price.  I will only, without anything else, pass through on my feet.
20 And he said, “You shall not pass through.” And Edom came out against him with many people, and with a strong hand.
21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his territory; so Israel turned away from him.
22 And the children of Israel, the whole assembly, journeyed forth from Kadesh, and came to Mount Hor,
23 and YEHOWAH spoke to Moses and Aaron at Mount Hor, by the border of the land of Edom, saying,
24 “Aaron will be gathered to his people; for he shall not enter the land that I have given to the children of Israel, because you rebelled against My command at the waters of Meribah.
25 Take Aaron and his son Eleazar, and bring them up to Mount Hor,
26 and strip Aaron of his garments and put them on Eleazar his son; and Aaron will be gathered to his people, and will die there.”
27 And Moses did as YEHOWAH had commanded, and they went up to Mount Hor in the sight of the whole assembly.
28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments and put them on Eleazar his son, and Aaron died there upon the top of the mountain; and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mountain.
29 And when the assembly saw that Aaron was dead, all the house of Israel mourned for Aaron thirty days.

CHAPTER 21

And when king Arad the Canaanite, who lived in the south country, heard that Israel was coming by the way of Atharim, he fought against Israel and took some of them captive.
2 So Israel vowed a vow unto YEHOWAH, saying, “If You will indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.”
3 And YEHOWAH heard the voice of Israel and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities.  And they called the name of that place Hormah.
4 And they journeyed from Mount Hor by the way of the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; and the soul of the people became impatient because of the journey.
5 And the people spoke against Elohim and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no food and no water, and our souls loathe this light bread.”
6 So YEHOWAH sent fiery serpents among the people and they bit the people, and many people of Israel died.
7 And the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, because we have spoken against YEHOWAH and against you.  Intercede with YEHOWAH, that He take away the serpents from us.”  And Moses interceded for the people.
8 And YEHOWAH said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent, and set it on a pole; and it shall come to pass, that if anyone is bitten, when they look at it, they will live.”
9 So Moses made a serpent of brass and set it on a pole; and it came about, that if a serpent bit anyone, when they looked to the brass serpent, they lived.
10 And the children of Israel journeyed forth and encamped in Oboth.
11 And they journeyed from Oboth and encamped at Ije-abarim, in the wilderness that is before Moab, toward the sun rising.
12 From there they journeyed forth and encamped by the brook of Zared.
13 From there they journeyed forth and encamped on the other side of the Arnon, which is in the wilderness that comes out of the border of the Amorites, for the Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.
14 Therefore it is said in the Book of the Wars of YEHOWAH, “Vaheb in Suphah, and the wadis of the Arnon,
15 and the stream of the wadis that goes down to the place of Ar, and leans to the border of Moab.”
16 And from there to Beer, that is the well of which YEHOWAH said to Moses, “Gather the people, that I may give them water.”
17 Then Israel sang this song: “Spring up, O well! Sing to it!
18 The leaders dug the well; the nobles of the people dug it, by command of the Lawgiver, with their staffs.” And from the wilderness to Mattanah,
19 and from Mattanah to Nahaliel, and from Nahaliel to Bamoth,
20 and from Bamoth to the valley that is in the land of Moab, at the top of Pisgah, which overlooks Jeshimon.
21 And Israel sent messengers to Sihon, king of the Amorites, saying,
22 “Let me pass through your land.  We will not turn into the fields or into the vineyards; we will not drink water from wells.  We will go by the king’s way until we have passed through your border.”
23 But Sihon would not permit Israel to pass through his border, and Sihon gathered all his people and went out against Israel in the wilderness; and came to Jahaz and fought against Israel.
24 And Israel struck him with the edge of the sword, and took possession of his land from the Arnon to the Jabbok; even as far as the children of Ammon, for the border of the children of Ammon was strong.
25 And Israel took all these cities and Israel lived in all the cities of the Amorites; in Heshbon, and in all its villages.
26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon, king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab and had taken all his land out of his hand; as far as the Arnon.
27 Therefore those who speak in parables say, “Come to Heshbon! Let the city of Sihon be built and established.
28 For there went forth a fire from Heshbon; a flame from the city of Sihon, it consumed Ar of Moab, the lords of the high places of Arnon.
29 Woe to you, O Moab!  You shall perish, O people of Chemosh!  He gave his sons as fugitives, and his daughters as exiles, to Sihon an Amorite king.
30 But we have shot at them; Heshbon has perished as far as Dibon, and we have laid waste even to Nophah, which reaches unto Medeba.”
31 Thus Israel dwelled in the land of the Amorites.
32 And Moses sent to search out Jaazer, and they captured its villages and dispossessed the Amorites who were there.
33 Then they turned and went up by way of Bashan, and Og the king of Bashan went out with all his people, to battle at Edrei.
34 And YEHOWAH said to Moses, “Fear him not, for I have given him into your hand, and all his people and his land; and you shall do unto him as you did to Sihon, king of the Amorites, who lived at Heshbon.”
35 So they killed him and his children, and all his people, until there was no remnant remaining, and they possessed his land.

CHAPTER 22

And the children of Israel journeyed forth, and encamped in the plains of Moab, on the other side of the Jordan from Jericho.
2 Now Balak, the son of Zippor, saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.
3 And Moab was greatly afraid of the people, for they were many; and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel.
4 And Moab said to the elders of Midian, “Now will this assembly lick up all that is around us, as the bull licks up the grass of the field?” And Balak the son of Zippor was king of Moab at that time.
5 And he sent messengers to Balaam the son of Beor, at Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, “Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt; behold, they cover the face of the land, and they dwell opposite me.
6 Come now, therefore, please, and curse this people for me, for they are too mighty for me.  Perhaps I may be able to defeat them and drive them out of the land, for I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed.”
7 So the elders of Moab, and the elders of Midian, departed; having the rewards for divination in their hand, and they came to Balaam and repeated Balak’s words to him.
8 And he said to them, “Lodge here this night, and I will bring back word to you as YEHOWAH may speak to me.”  And the leaders of Moab remained with Balaam.
9 And Elohim came to Balaam and said, “Who are these men with you?”
10 And Balaam said to Elohim, “Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent to me, saying,
11 ‘Behold, there is a people who came out of Egypt and they cover the face of the land; now come, curse them for me.  Perhaps I may be able to fight against them and drive them out.'”
12 And Elohim said to Balaam, “You shall not go with them; you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed.”
13 And Balaam rose up in the morning and said to Balak’s leaders, “Go back to your land, for YEHOWAH refuses to give me leave to go with you.”
14 And the leaders of Moab rose up and went to Balak and said, “Balaam refused to come with us.”
15 Then Balak sent yet again leaders, more numerous and more honorable than the former,
16 and they came to Balaam and said to him, “Thus says Balak the son of Zippor, ‘Let nothing, I beseech you, hinder you from coming to me,
17 for I will indeed honor you greatly, and I will do whatever you say to me.  Come therefore, please, and curse this people for me.'”
18 And Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, “If Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not do anything, either small or great, against the command of YEHOWAH my Elohim.
19 Now therefore, please, remain here tonight, that I may know what else YEHOWAH will speak to me.”
20 And Elohim came to Balaam at night and said to him, “If the men have come to call you, rise up and go with them, but only the word that I speak to you shall you do.”
21 So Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the leaders of Moab.
22 But Elohim’s anger was kindled, because he was going, and an angel of YEHOWAH stood in the way as an adversary against him.  Now he was riding on his ass, and two young servants were with him.
23 And when the ass saw the angel of YEHOWAH standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand, the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field.  But Balaam struck the ass to turn her back into the way.
24 And the angel of YEHOWAH stood in a narrow passage in the vineyards, with a wall being on this side and a wall being on that side.
25 And when the ass saw the angel of YEHOWAH, she pressed herself to the wall and pressed Balaam’s foot against the wall, so he struck her again.
26 And the angel of YEHOWAH went further, and stood in a narrow place where there was no way to turn to the right hand or the left,
27 and when the ass saw the angel of YEHOWAH, she lay down under Balaam; so Balaam was angry and struck the ass with his stick.
28 And YEHOWAH opened the mouth of the ass, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you, that you have struck me these three times?”
29 Then Balaam said to the ass, “Because you have mocked me!  If there had been a sword in my hand, I would have killed you by now.”
30 And the ass said to Balaam, “Am I not your ass upon which you have ridden ever since I was yours to this day? Have I ever done this before to you?” And he said, “No.”
31 Then YEHOWAH opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of YEHOWAH standing in the way; with his sword drawn in his hand, and he bowed and prostrated himself on his face.
32 And the angel of YEHOWAH said to him, “Why have you struck your ass these three times? Behold, I have come out as an adversary, because your way was perverse to me.
33 But the ass saw me and turned aside from me these three times.  And had she not turned aside from me, I would surely have killed you now, and let her live.”
34 And Balaam said to the angel of YEHOWAH, “I have sinned, for I knew not that you were standing in the way against me.  Now then, if it is evil in your eyes, I will turn back.”
35 But the angel of YEHOWAH said to Balaam, “Go with the men, but only the word that I speak to you shall you speak.”  So Balaam went with the leaders of Balak.
36 And when Balak heard that Balaam was coming, he went out to meet him at the city of Moab, which is on the border of Arnon; at the extreme end of the border.
37 And Balak said to Balaam, “Did I not urgently send to you, to call you? Why did you not come to me? Am I really not able to honor you?”
38 And Balaam said to Balak, “Behold, I have come now to you!  Have I any power to speak anything at all? The word that Elohim puts in my mouth, that I shall speak.”
39 And Balaam went with Balak, and they came to Kiriath-huzoth.
40 And Balak sacrificed oxen and sheep, and sent to Balaam and the leaders who were with him.
41 And it came to pass that in the morning, Balak took Balaam, and brought him up to the high places of Baal, and he saw from there a portion of the people.

CHAPTER 23

And Balaam said to Balak, “Build for me here seven altars, and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me here.”
2 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and Balak and Balaam offered up a bull and a ram on each altar.
3 Then Balaam said to Balak, “Stand by your burnt offering, and I will go; perhaps YEHOWAH will come to meet me, and whatever He shows me I will tell you.”  So he went to a bare hill,
4 and Elohim met Balaam, and he said to Him, “I have set up the seven altars, and I have offered up a bull and a ram on each altar.”
5 And YEHOWAH put a word in Balaam’s mouth and said, “Return to Balak, and you shall speak thus.”
6 So he returned to him, and behold, he was standing by his burnt offering; he and all the leaders of Moab.
7 And he took up his parable and said, “Balak, king of Moab, has brought me from Syria; from the mountains of the East, saying, ‘Come, curse Jacob for me, and come, defy Israel!’
8 How shall I curse whom El has not cursed? And how can I defy whom YEHOWAH has not defied?
9 From the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him.  Lo, a people who dwells alone, and who will not be reckoned among the nations.
10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my end be like his!”
11 And Balak said to Balaam, “What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, but behold, you have blessed them altogether!”
12 And he replied, “Must I not take heed to speak what YEHOWAH puts in my mouth?”
13 Then Balak said to him, “Come, please, with me, to another place from where you may see them.  You will only see a portion of them; and will not see all of them.  And curse them for me from there.”
14 So he took him to the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars and offered a bull and a ram on each altar.
15 And he said to Balak, “Stand here by your burnt offering while I myself meet over there.”
16 And YEHOWAH met Balaam and put a word in his mouth and said, “Go back to Balak, and say thus.”
17 And he came to him, and behold, he was standing by his burnt offering, and the leaders of Moab with him.  And Balak said to him, “What has YEHOWAH spoken?”
18 Then he took up his parable and said, “Arise, O Balak, and hear; give ear to me, O son of Zippor!
19 El is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent; has He said, and will He not do it? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
20 Behold, I have received to bless, and when He has blessed, then I cannot revoke it.
21 He has not beheld wickedness in Jacob, nor has He seen perverseness in Israel; YEHOWAH his Elohim is with him, and the shout of a king is among them.
22 El brought them out of Egypt.  He has, as it were, the strength of a wild bull.
23 For there is no enchantment against Jacob, nor is there any divination against Israel.  At the proper time it shall be said to Jacob and to Israel, what El has done!
24 Behold, the people shall rise up like a lioness, and lift himself up as a lion; he will not lie down until he consumes the prey, and drinks the blood of the slain.”
25 Then Balak said to Balaam, “Neither curse them at all nor bless them at all!”
26 But Balaam answered and said to Balak, “Did I not tell you, ‘All that YEHOWAH speaks, that I must do’?”
27 Then Balak said to Balaam, “Come, please, I will take you to another place; perhaps it will be agreeable with Elohim that you curse them for me from there.”
28 So Balak took Balaam to the top of Peor, which overlooks the wasteland.
29 And Balaam said to Balak, “Build seven altars for me here and prepare seven bulls and seven rams for me here.”
30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered up a bull and a ram on each altar.

CHAPTER 24

And when Balaam saw that it was good in the sight of YEHOWAH to bless Israel, he did not go as at other times to seek enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.
2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes and saw Israel dwelling tribe by tribe, and The Spirit of Elohim came upon him,
3 and he took up his parable and said, “Balaam the son of Beor has said, and the man whose eyes are opened has said:
4 He has said, who hears the words of El, who sees the vision of the Almighty, falling down, yet having his eyes uncovered:
5 How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, and your dwelling places, O Israel!
6 Like valleys are they spread forth; like gardens by the river’s side; like aloe trees planted by YEHOWAH; like cedars beside the waters.
7 Water will flow out from his buckets, and his seed will be by many waters, and his king shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted.
8 El brought him forth out of Egypt; He is for him like the horns of the wild bull.  He will devour the nations of his enemies, and will break their bones in pieces, and pierce them with his arrows.
9 He couches, he lies down as a lion, and as a lion, who dares stir him? Blessed is everyone who blesses you, and cursed is everyone who curses you.”
10 And Balak’s anger was kindled against Balaam, and he struck his hands together, and Balak said to Balaam, “I called you to curse my enemies, but behold, you have altogether blessed them these three times!
11 Therefore, flee now to your place.  I thought to honor you greatly, but behold, YEHOWAH has held you back from honor.”
12 And Balaam said to Balak, “Did I not tell your messengers, whom you had sent to me, saying,
13 ‘If Balak were to give me his house full of silver and gold, I could not do anything beyond the command of YEHOWAH; either good or bad, of my own accord.  What YEHOWAH speaks, that I will speak’?
14 And now, behold, I am going to my people.  Come, and I will advise you what this people will do to your people in the days of the end.”
15 And he took up his parable and said, “Balaam the son of Beor says, and the man whose eyes are opened says:
16 ‘He has said, who hears the words of El, and knows the knowledge of the Most High; who sees the vision of the Almighty, falling down, yet having his eyes uncovered.
17 I shall see him, but not now.  I shall behold him, but not near.  There shall come a star out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel, and he shall crush the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.
18 Edom shall be a possession.  Seir, its enemies, also will be a possession, while Israel will do valiantly.
19 One from Jacob will have dominion, and will destroy out of the city what remains.'”
20 And he looked at Amalek and took up his parable and said, “Amalek was the first of the nations, but his end shall be destruction.”
21 And he looked at the Kenite, and took up his parable saying, “Strong is your dwelling place, and your nest is set in the rock.
22 Nevertheless, Kenite will be consumed.  How long will Asshur keep you captive?”
23 Then he took up his parable and said, “Alas, who can live except El appoints it?
24 But ships shall come from the coast of Chittim, and they shall afflict Asshur, and will afflict Eber; and they also will perish forever.”
25 Then Balaam rose up and departed and returned to his place, and Balak also went his way.

CHAPTER 25

And Israel dwelled at Shittim, and the people began to commit fornication with the daughters of Moab.
2 And they invited the people to the sacrifices of their elohim, and the people ate and bowed down to their elohim.
3 So Israel joined themselves to Baal-Peor, and the anger of YEHOWAH was kindled against Israel.
4 And YEHOWAH said to Moses, “Take all the leaders of the people and hang them in broad daylight before YEHOWAH, so that the fierce anger of YEHOWAH may turn away from Israel.”
5 So Moses said to the judges of Israel, “Each of you, slay your men who have joined themselves to Baal-Peor.”
6 Then behold, one of the sons of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman, in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of the whole assembly of the children of Israel, who were weeping at the doorway of the tent of meeting.
7 And when Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the assembly and took a spear in his hand,
8 and he went after the man of Israel into the tent and pierced both of them through; the man of Israel and the woman; through their belly.  So the plague on the children of Israel was restrained.
9 And those who died by the plague were Twenty four thousand.
10 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
11 “Phinehas the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned My wrath away from the children of Israel, in that he was jealous with My jealousy among them, so that I did not consume the children of Israel in My jealousy.
12 Therefore say, ‘Behold, I give him My covenant of peace;
13 and he shall have it, and his seed after him; a covenant of an everlasting priesthood, because he was jealous for his Elohim, and made atonement for the children of Israel.'”
14 Now the name of the man of Israel who was slain; who was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri the son of Salu, a leader of a father’s household among the Simeonites.
15 And the name of the Midianitish woman who was slain was Cozbi the daughter of Zur, who was head of a father’s household in Midian.
16 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
17 “Besiege the Midianites and strike them,
18 for they have besieged you with their deceit, with which they have deceived you in the matter of Peor and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of the leader of Midian; their sister who was slain on the day of the plague, because of Peor.”

CHAPTER 26

And it came about after the plague, that YEHOWAH spoke to Moses and to Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, saying,
2 “Take a census of all the assembly of the sons of Israel from twenty years old and upward, by the house of their fathers, whoever is able to go out to war in Israel.”
3 So Moses and Eleazar the priest spoke with them in the plains of Moab; by the Jordan, across from Jericho, saying,
4 “From twenty years old and upward, as YEHOWAH has commanded Moses.” And the sons of Israel who came out of the land of Egypt were:
5 Reuben, the firstborn of Israel; the sons of Reuben:  Enoch, the family of the Enochites; of Pallu, the family of the Palluites;
6 of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of Carmi, the family of the Carmites.
7 These are the families of the Reubenites, and those who were numbered of them were Forty three thousand seven hundred thirty.
8 The son of Pallu: Eliab.
9 The sons of Eliab:  Nemuel and Dathan and Abiram.  This is that Dathan and Abiram who were called by the assembly, who contended against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, when they contended against YEHOWAH,
10 and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up along with Korah, when that company died; when the fire devoured 250 men, so that they became a sign.
11 But the sons of Korah did not die.
12 The sons of Simeon according to their families:  Of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites; of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites; of Jachin, the family of the Jachinites;
13 of Zerah, the family of the Zerahites; of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites.
14 These are the families of the Simeonites, Twenty two thousand two hundred.
15 The sons of Gad according to their families:  Of Ziphion, the family of the Ziphionites; of Haggi, the family of the Haggites; of Shuni, the family of the Shunites;
16 of Ozni, the family of the Oznites; of Eri, the family of the Erites;
17 of Arodi, the family of the Arodites; of Areli, the family of the Arelites.
18 These are the families of the sons of Gad according to those who were numbered of them, Forty thousand five hundred.
19 The sons of Yehudah:  Er and Onan, but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.
20 The sons of Yehudah according to their families were:  Of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites; of Perez, the family of the Perezites; of Zerah, the family of the Zerahites.
21 The sons of Perez were:  Of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites.
22 These are the families of Yehudah according to those who were numbered of them, Seventy six thousand five hundred.
23 The sons of Issachar according to their families:  Tola, the family of the Tolaites; of Puvah, the family of the Punites;
24 of Jashub, the family of the Jashubites; of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites.
25 These are the families of Issachar according to those who were numbered of them, Sixty four thousand three hundred.
26 The sons of Zebulun according to their families:  Of Sered, the family of the Seredites; of Elon, the family of the Elonites; of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites.
27 These are the families of the Zebulunites according to those who were numbered of them, Sixty thousand five hundred.
28 The sons of Yehoseph according to their families:  Manasseh and Ephraim.
29 The sons of Manasseh:  Of Machir, the family of the Machirites, and Machir became the father of Gilead:  Of Gilead, the family of the Gileadites.
30 These are the sons of Gilead:  Jeezer, the family of the Jeezerites; of Helek, the family of the Helekites;
31 and Asriel, the family of the Asrielites; and Shechem, the family of the Shechemites;
32 and Shemida, the family of the Shemidaites; and Hepher, the family of the Hepherites.
33 Now Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but only daughters, and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were, Mahlah, Noah, Hoglah, Milcah and Tirzah.
34 These are the families of Manasseh, and those who were numbered of them were, Fifty two thousand seven hundred.
35 These are the sons of Ephraim according to their families:  Of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthelahites; of Becher, the family of the Becherites; of Tahan, the family of the Tahanites.
36 These are the sons of Shuthelah:  Of Eran, the family of the Eranites.
37 These are the families of the sons of Ephraim according to those who were numbered of them, Thirty two thousand five hundred.  These are the sons of Yehoseph according to their families.
38 The sons of Benyehmin according to their families:  Of Bela, the family of the Belaites; of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites; of Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites;
39 of Shephupham, the family of the Shuphamites; of Hupham, the family of the Huphamites.
40 The sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman:  Of Ard, the family of the Ardites, of Naaman, the family of the Naamites.
41 These are the sons of Benyehmin according to their families; and those who were numbered of them were, Forty five thousand six hundred.
42 These are the sons of Dan according to their families:  Of Shuham, the family of the Shuhamites.  These are the families of Dan according to their families.
43 All the families of the Shuhamites, according to those who were numbered of them, were Sixty four thousand four hundred.
44 The sons of Asher according to their families:  Of Imnah, the family of the Imnites; of Ishvi, the family of the Ishvites; of Beriah, the family of the Beriites.
45 Of the sons of Beriah:  Of Heber, the family of the Heberites; of Malchiel, the family of the Malchielites.
46 The name of the daughter of Asher was Serah.
47 These are the families of the sons of Asher according to those who were numbered of them, Fifty three thousand four hundred.
48 The sons of Naphtali according to their families:  Of Jahzeel, the family of the Jahzeelites; of Guni, the family of the Gunites;
49 of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites; of Shillem, the family of the Shillemites.
50 These are the families of Naphtali according to their families, and those who were numbered of them were Forty five thousand four hundred.
51 These are those who were numbered of the sons of Israel, Six hundred one thousand seven hundred thirty.
52 Then YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
53 “Unto these shall the land be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names.
54 To the many you shall increase their inheritance, and to the few you shall diminish their inheritance; each shall be given their inheritance according to those who were numbered of them.
55 Notwithstanding, the land shall be divided by lot.  According to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.
56 According to the lot shall the inheritance be divided to each, be they many or few.
57 And these are those who were numbered of the Levites according to their families: Of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites; of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites; of Merari, the family of the Merarites.
58 These are the families of Levi:  The family of the Libnites; the family of the Hebronites; the family of the Mahlites; the family of the Mushites; the family of the Korahites.  And Kohath begat Amram.
59 The name of Amram’s wife was Yehchebed, the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt, and she begat to Amram:  Aaron and Moses and their sister Miriam.
60 To Aaron were born Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
61 But Nadab and Abihu died when they offered strange fire before YEHOWAH.
62 Those who were numbered of them were Twenty three thousand; every male from a month old and upward, for they were not numbered among the sons of Israel, since no inheritance was given to them among the children of Israel.
63 These are those who were numbered by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who numbered the sons of Israel in the plains of Moab, by the Jordan, across from Jericho.
64 But among these there was not a man of them who was numbered by Moses and Aaron the priest, when they numbered the sons of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai.
65 For YEHOWAH had said of them, “They shall surely die in the wilderness.” And there was not a man left among them, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Yehoshuwah the son of Nun.

CHAPTER 27

Then drew near the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Yehoseph, and these are the names of his daughters:  Mahlah, Noah and Hoglah and Milcah and Tirzah.
2 And they stood before Moses and before Eleazar the priest, and before the leaders and the whole assembly, at the doorway of the tent of meeting, saying,
3 “Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not among the company of those who gathered themselves together against YEHOWAH in the company of Korah, but he died in his own sin, and he had no sons.
4 Why should the name of our father be withdrawn from among his family, because he had no son? Give to us a possession among our father’s brothers.”
5 And Moses brought their cause before YEHOWAH.
6 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
7 “The daughters of Zelophehad speak right.  You shall surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father’s brothers, and you shall cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them.
8 And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying, ‘If a man die, and has no son, you shall cause his inheritance to transfer to his daughter.
9 And if he has no daughter, then you shall cause his inheritance to transfer to his brothers.
10 And if he has no brothers, then you shall cause his inheritance to transfer to his father’s brothers.
11 And if his father has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his kinsman that is nearest to him in his own family, and he shall possess it.  And it shall be unto the children of Israel a statute of judgment, as YEHOWAH commanded Moses.'”
12 Then YEHOWAH said to Moses, “Go up to this mountain of Abarim, and see the land that I have given to the children of Israel.
13 And when you have seen it, you also will be gathered unto your people, as was Aaron your brother,
14 for you rebelled against My command in the wilderness of Zin, during the strife of the assembly, by not treating Me as holy before their eyes at the water.”  (That is the waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.)
15 And Moses spoke to YEHOWAH, saying,
16 “May YEHOWAH, the Elohim of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the assembly,
17 who will go out and come in before them, and who will lead them out and bring them in, so that the assembly of YEHOWAH will not be as sheep that have no shepherd.”
18 And YEHOWAH said to Moses, “Take Yehoshuwah the son of Nun, a man in whom is The Spirit, and lay your hand upon him,
19 and have him stand before Eleazar the priest, and before the whole assembly, and give him charge in their sight.
20 And you shall put some of your honor upon him, in order that the whole assembly of the children of Israel may obey him.
21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall inquire for him by the judgment of the Urim before YEHOWAH; that at his command they shall go out, and at his command they shall come in; he, and the children of Israel with him, even the whole assembly.”
22 And Moses did as YEHOWAH commanded him, and he took Yehoshuwah and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before the whole assembly,
23 and he laid his hands upon him and gave him charge, as YEHOWAH had spoken through Moses.

CHAPTER 28

And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 “Command the children of Israel and say to them, ‘My offering; My bread for My offering by fire, of a sweet aroma to Me, you shall take heed to present to Me, at their appointed time.’
3 You shall say to them,  ‘This is the offering by fire that you shall offer to YEHOWAH: Two male lambs one year old without defect; a continual burnt offering every day.
4 The one lamb you shall offer in the morning, and the other lamb you shall offer at dusk;
5 also a tenth of an ephah of fine flour for a bloodless offering, mixed with a fourth of a hin of beaten oil.
6 It is a continual burnt offering that was ordained in Mount Sinai as a sweet aroma; an offering by fire unto YEHOWAH.
7 And the drink offering thereof shall be a fourth of a hin for one lamb.  In the holy place you shall pour out a drink offering of strong drink to YEHOWAH.
8 And the other lamb you shall offer at dusk as the bloodless offering of the morning, and as its drink offering, you shall offer it, an offering by fire, a sweet aroma to YEHOWAH.
9 And on the Sabbath day two male lambs, one year old, without defect, and two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil as a bloodless offering, and its drink offering:
10 This is the burnt offering of every Sabbath in addition to the continual burnt offering and its drink offering.
11 Then at the beginning of each of your months you shall present a burnt offering to YEHOWAH:  Two bulls and one ram, seven male lambs one year old without defect,
12 and three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil for a bloodless offering for each bull, and two-tenths of fine flour mixed with oil for a bloodless offering for the one ram,
13 and a tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with oil for a bloodless offering for each lamb; for a burnt offering of a sweet aroma; an offering by fire to YEHOWAH.
14 And their drink offerings shall be half a hin of wine for a bull, and a third of a hin for the ram, and a fourth of a hin for a lamb.  This is the burnt offering of each month throughout the months of the year.
15 And one male goat for a sin offering to YEHOWAH; it shall be offered with its drink offering in addition to the continual burnt offering.
16 Then on the fourteenth day of the first month shall be YEHOWAH’S Passover.
17 On the fifteenth day of this month shall be a feast, unleavened bread shall be eaten for seven days.
18 On the first day shall be a holy convocation; no manner of servile work shall you do.
19 You shall present an offering by fire; a burnt offering to YEHOWAH:  Two bulls and one ram and seven male lambs one year old; having them without defect.
20 For the bloodless offering, you shall offer fine flour mixed with oil:  Three-tenths of an ephah for a bull, and two-tenths for the ram.
21 A tenth of an ephah you shall offer for each of the seven lambs,
22 and one male goat for a sin offering to make atonement for you.
23 You shall present these besides the burnt offering of the morning, which is for a continual burnt offering.
24 After this manner you shall present daily, for seven days, the bread of the offering by fire, of a sweet aroma to YEHOWAH; it shall be presented with its drink offering in addition to the continual burnt offering.
25 On the seventh day you shall have a holy convocation; no servile work shall you do.
26 Also on the day of the first fruits, when you present a new bloodless offering to YEHOWAH in your Feast of Weeks, you shall have a holy convocation; no servile work shall you do.
27 You shall offer a burnt offering for a sweet aroma to YEHOWAH: two young bulls, one ram, seven male lambs one year old,
28 and the bloodless offering; fine flour mixed with oil:  Three-tenths of an ephah for each bull, two-tenths for the one ram,
29 a tenth for each of the seven lambs,
30 and one male goat to make atonement for you.
31 Besides the continual burnt offering and its bloodless offering, you shall present them with their drink offerings.  They shall be without defect.

CHAPTER 29

And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall also have a holy convocation; no servile work shall you do.  It will be to you a day for blowing trumpets.
2 You shall offer a burnt offering as a sweet aroma to YEHOWAH: one bull, one ram, seven male lambs one year old without defect;
3 and their bloodless offering, fine flour mixed with oil: Three-tenths of an ephah for the bull, two-tenths for the ram,
4 and one-tenth for each of the seven lambs.
5 And one male goat for a sin offering, to make atonement for you,
6 besides the burnt offering of the new moon and its bloodless offering, and the continual burnt offering and its bloodless offering, and their drink offerings, according to their ordinance, for a sweet aroma; an offering by fire to YEHOWAH.
7 Then on the tenth day of this seventh month you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall humble yourselves; no servile work shall you do.
8 You shall present a burnt offering to YEHOWAH as a sweet aroma:  One bull, one ram, seven male lambs one year old, having them without defect;
9 and the bloodless offering, fine flour mixed with oil:  Three-tenths of an ephah for the bull, two-tenths for the one ram,
10 a tenth for each of the seven lambs;
11 one male goat for a sin offering, besides the sin offering of atonement and the continual burnt offering and its bloodless offering, and their drink offerings.
12 Then on the fifteenth day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation; no servile work shall you do, and you shall observe a feast unto YEHOWAH for seven days.
13 You shall present a burnt offering, an offering by fire as a sweet aroma to YEHOWAH:  Thirteen bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old, which are without defect;
14 and the bloodless offering, fine flour mixed with oil:  Three-tenths of an ephah for each of the thirteen bulls, two-tenths for each of the two rams,
15 and a tenth for each of the fourteen lambs;
16 and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its bloodless offering and its drink offering.
17 Then on the second day:  Twelve bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect;
18 and the bloodless offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance;
19 and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering and its bloodless offering, and their drink offerings.
20 Then on the third day:  Eleven bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect;
21 and the bloodless offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance;
22 and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering and its bloodless offering and its drink offering.
23 Then on the fourth day:  Ten bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect;
24 the bloodless offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance;
25 and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its bloodless offering and its drink offering.
26 Then on the fifth day:  Nine bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect;
27 and the bloodless offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance;
28 and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering and its bloodless offering and its drink offering.
29 Then on the sixth day:  Eight bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect;
30 and the bloodless offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance;
31 and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its bloodless offering and its drink offerings.
32 Then on the seventh day:  Seven bulls, two rams, fourteen male lambs one year old without defect;
33 and the bloodless offering and their drink offerings for the bulls, for the rams and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance;
34 and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its bloodless offering and its drink offering.
35 On the eighth day you shall have a solemn assembly; no servile work shall you do.
36 But you shall present a burnt offering, an offering by fire, as a sweet aroma to YEHOWAH:  One bull, one ram, seven male lambs one year old without defect;
37 the bloodless offering and their drink offerings for the bull, for the ram and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance;
38 and one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering and its bloodless offering and its drink offering.
39 You shall present these to YEHOWAH at your appointed times, besides your vows and your freewill offerings, for your burnt offerings and for your bloodless offerings and for your drink offerings and for your peace offerings.'”
40 And Moses spoke to the children of Israel in accordance with all that YEHOWAH had commanded Moses.

CHAPTER 30

And Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes of the children of Israel, saying, “This is the word that YEHOWAH has commanded.
2 If anyone makes a vow to YEHOWAH, or takes an oath to bind their soul with a bond, they shall not break their word; they shall do according to all that proceeds out of their mouth.
3 If a woman makes a vow to YEHOWAH, and binds her soul with a bond in her father’s house, in her youth,
4 and her father hears her vow and her bond, by which she has bound herself, and her father says nothing to her, then her vow shall stand and every obligation by which she has bound herself shall stand.
5 But if her father should forbid her on the day he hears, none of her vows or her bonds by which she has bound herself shall stand; and YEHOWAH will forgive her because her father has forbidden her.
6 Or if she has a husband when she makes her vow, or uttered a rash statement with her lips, by which she has bound herself,
7 and her husband hears of it and says nothing to her on the day he hears, then her vows shall stand, and her bonds by which she has bound herself shall stand.
8 But if on the day her husband hears, he forbids her; then he shall annul her vow that she is under, and the rash statement of her lips by which she has bound herself, and YEHOWAH will forgive her.
9 But the vow of a widow, or of her that is divorced, everything by which she has bound herself, shall stand against her.
10 However, if she vowed in her husband’s house, or bound herself by a bond with an oath,
11 and her husband heard, but said nothing to her, and did not forbid her, then all her vows shall stand, and every bond by which she bound herself shall stand.
12 But if her husband indeed annuls them on the day he hears, then whatever proceeds out of her lips concerning her vows or concerning the bond of her soul shall not stand; her husband has annulled them, and YEHOWAH will forgive her.
13 Every vow and every binding oath to humble herself, her husband may confirm it or her husband may annul it.
14 But if her husband indeed says nothing to her from day to day, then he confirms all her vows or all her bonds that are on her; he has confirmed them, because he said nothing to her on the day he heard them.
15 But if he indeed annuls them after he has heard them, then he shall bear her guilt.”
16 These are the statutes that YEHOWAH commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, and between a father and his daughter, while she is in her youth, in her father’s house.

CHAPTER 31

And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 “Avenge the children of Israel on the Midianites; afterward you will be gathered to your people.”
3 And Moses spoke to the people, saying, “Arm among you men for war, that they may go against Midian to execute YEHOWAH’S vengeance on Midian;
4 of every tribe a thousand, of all the tribes of Israel, you shall send to the war.”
5 And there were delivered from the thousands of Israel, a thousand from each tribe; twelve thousand armed for war.
6 And Moses sent them, a thousand from each tribe, to the war, and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war with them, and the holy vessels and the trumpets to blow in his hand.
7 And they warred against Midian, as YEHOWAH had commanded Moses, and they killed every male.
8 And they killed the kings of Midian along with the others slain:  Evi and Rekem and Zur and Hur and Reba, the five kings of Midian.  They also killed Balaam the son of Beor with the sword.
9 And the sons of Israel took captive the women of Midian and their little ones; and all their cattle and all their flocks and all their goods.
10 And they burned all their cities where they dwelled, and all their castles, with fire.
11 They took all the spoil and all the prey, both of man and of beast,
12 and they brought the captives and the prey and the spoil to Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and to the assembly of the children of Israel; to the camp at the plains of Moab, which are by the Jordan across from Jericho.
13 And Moses and Eleazar the priest and all the leaders of the assembly went out to meet them outside the camp.
14 And Moses was enraged with the officers of the army; the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, who had come from service in the war.
15 And Moses said to them, “Have you saved all the women alive?
16 Behold, these caused the sons of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit sin against YEHOWAH in the matter of Peor; so the plague was among the assembly of YEHOWAH.
17 Now therefore, kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman who has known man by lying with him,
18 but all the children among the women, who have not known a man by lying with him, spare for yourselves.
19 And you, abide outside the encampment seven days.  Whoever has killed any person and whoever has touched any slain, purify yourselves; you and your captives, on the third day and on the seventh day.
20 And purify all your clothing and every article of skin and all the work of goats’ hair, and all articles of wood.”
21 And Eleazar the priest said to the men of war who had gone to battle, “This is the statute of the law that YEHOWAH has commanded Moses:
22 Only the gold and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin and the lead;
23 everything that may pass through the fire, you shall pass through the fire, and it shall be clean, but it shall also be purified with water of separation.  But whatever cannot pass through the fire you shall pass through the water.
24 And you shall wash your clothes on the seventh day and be clean, and afterward you may enter the encampment.”
25 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
26 “Take the sum of the prey that was taken, of human and of beast; you and Eleazar the priest, and the head fathers of the assembly,
27 and divide the prey into two parts, between those who went out to war, and between all the assembly.
28 And raise a tribute unto YEHOWAH from the men of war who went out to battle; one soul of five hundred, of the persons, and of the cattle, and of the asses, and of the sheep.
29 Of their half shall you take it, and give it to Eleazar the priest as a heave offering unto YEHOWAH.
30 And of the children of Israel’s half, you shall take one portion of fifty of the persons, of the cattle, of the asses and of the sheep; of all manner of beasts, and give them to the Levites who keep charge of the tabernacle of YEHOWAH.”
31 Moses and Eleazar the priest did as YEHOWAH had commanded Moses.
32 And the prey that remained from the spoil, which the men of war had plundered was Six hundred seventy five thousand sheep,
33 and Seventy two thousand cattle,
34 and Sixty one thousand asses,
35 and of human beings, of the women who had not known a man by lying with him, all the persons were Thirty two thousand.
36 The half, the portion of those who went out to war, was: the number of sheep was Three hundred thirty seven thousand five hundred,
37 and YEHOWAH’S tribute of the sheep was Six hundred Seventy five;
38 and the cattle were Thirty six thousand, from which YEHOWAH’S tribute was Seventy two;
39 and the asses were Thirty thousand five hundred, from which YEHOWAH’S tribute was Sixty one;
40 and the human beings were Sixteen thousand, from whom YEHOWAH’S tribute was Thirty two persons.
41 And Moses gave the tribute that was YEHOWAH’S offering to Eleazar the priest, as YEHOWAH had commanded Moses.
42 As for the children of Israel’s half, which Moses separated from the men who had gone to war:
43 the assembly’s half was Three hundred thirty seven thousand five hundred sheep,
44 and Thirty six thousand cattle,
45 and Thirty thousand five hundred fifty asses,
46 and the human beings were Sixteen thousand;
47 and from the children of Israel’s half, Moses took one out of every fifty, both of human and of beast, and gave them to the Levites, who kept charge of the tabernacle of YEHOWAH, as YEHOWAH had commanded Moses.
48 And the officers who were over the thousands of the army, and the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, approached Moses,
49 and they said to Moses, “Your servants have taken the sum of men of war who are in our charge, and no man of us is missing.
50 We have, therefore, brought as an offering to YEHOWAH that which each man has found; articles of gold, and chains and bracelets; signet rings, earrings and necklaces, to make atonement for our souls before YEHOWAH.”
51 And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold from them, all kinds of wrought articles.
52 And all the gold of the offering that they offered up to YEHOWAH, from the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, was Sixteen thousand seven hundred fifty shekels.
53 (The men of war had taken spoil; every man for himself.)
54 So Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold from the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it to the tent of meeting as a memorial for the children of Israel before YEHOWAH.

CHAPTER 32

And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had much livestock; a very great multitude.  So when they saw the land of Jaazer and the land of Gilead, that it was indeed a place suitable 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, Dibon, Jaazer, Nimrah, Heshbon, Elealeh, Shebam, Nebo and Beon,
4 the land that YEHOWAH 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 as a possession; bring us not over the Jordan.”
6 But Moses said to the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben, “Shall your brothers go to war, and shall you sit here?
7 Why are you discouraging the hearts of the children of Israel from crossing over into the land that YEHOWAH has given them?
8 This is what your fathers did when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to search the land.
9 For when they went up to the valley of Eshcol and saw the land, they discouraged the hearts of the children of Israel, so that they did not go into the land that YEHOWAH had given them.
10 And YEHOWAH’S anger was kindled that day, and He swore, saying,
11 ‘None of the men who came up from Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land that I swore to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob, for they did not follow Me fully;
12 except Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite and Yehoshuwah the son of Nun, for they have followed YEHOWAH fully.’
13 So YEHOWAH’S anger burned against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until the entire generation of those who had done evil in the sight of YEHOWAH was destroyed.
14 And behold, you have risen up in your fathers’ place, a progeny of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of YEHOWAH against Israel.
15 For if you turn away from following Him, He will yet again abandon them in the wilderness, and you will destroy all these people.”
16 Then they came near to him and said, “We will build sheepfolds here for our livestock, and cities for our little ones,
17 but we ourselves will go eagerly, armed before the children of Israel, until we have brought them to their place, while our little ones dwell in the fortified cities, because of the inhabitants of the land.
18 We will not return to our homes until every one of the children of Israel has inherited their inheritance.
19 For we will not inherit with them on the other side of the Jordan and beyond, because our inheritance has fallen to us on this side of the Jordan, eastward.”
20 And Moses said to them, “If you will do this, if you will arm yourselves before YEHOWAH for the war,
21 and all of you armed men cross over the Jordan before YEHOWAH, until He has driven His enemies out from before Him,
22 and the land is subdued before YEHOWAH, then afterward you shall return and be guiltless before YEHOWAH and before Israel, and this land shall be yours for a possession before YEHOWAH.
23 But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against YEHOWAH, and be sure your sin will find you out.
24 Build yourselves cities for your little ones, and folds for your flocks, and do that which has proceeded out of your mouth.”
25 And the sons of Gad and the sons of Reuben spoke to Moses, saying, “Your servants will do as my lord commands.
26 Our little ones, our wives, our livestock and all our cattle shall remain there in the cities of Gilead,
27 while your servants will pass over, every one armed for war, before YEHOWAH to battle, as my lord says.”
28 So concerning them Moses gave command to Eleazar the priest, and to Yehoshuwah the son of Nun, and to the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel.
29 And Moses said to them, “If the sons of Gad and the sons of Reuben, everyone who is armed for battle, will cross with you over the Jordan in the presence of YEHOWAH, and the land is subdued before you, then you shall give them the land of Gilead for a possession,
30 but if they will not cross over with you armed, they shall have possessions among you in the land of Canaan.”
31 The sons of Gad and the sons of Reuben answered, saying, “As YEHOWAH has said to your servants, so we will do.
32 We ourselves will cross over armed before YEHOWAH into the land of Canaan, and the possession of our inheritance shall remain with us across the Jordan.”
33 So Moses gave to them, to the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben and to the half-tribe of Yehoseph’s son Manasseh, the kingdom of Sihon, king of the Amorites and the kingdom of Og, the king of Bashan, the land with its cities and its territories, the cities of the surrounding land.
34 And the children of Gad built Dibon and Ataroth and Aroer,
35 and Atroth-shophan and Jaazer and Jogbehah,
36 and Beth-nimrah and Beth-haran as fortified cities, and folds for the flocks.
37 The children of Reuben built Heshbon and Elealeh and Kiriathaim,
38 and Nebo and Baal-meon; their names being changed, and Shebam, and they gave other names to the cities that they built.
39 And the children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead and took it, and dispossessed the Amorites who were in it.
40 So Moses gave Gilead to Machir the son of Manasseh, and he dwelled in it.
41 And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took its cities, and called them Havvoth-jair.
42 And Nobah went and took Kenath and its villages, and called it Nobah after his own name.

CHAPTER 33

These are the journeys of the children of Israel, who went forth out from the land of Egypt; by their armies, under the hand of Moses and Aaron.
2 And Moses recorded their goings out according to their journeys by the command of YEHOWAH, and these are their journeys according to their starting places.
3 They journeyed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the next day after the Passover the children of Israel started out boldly in the sight of all the Egyptians,
4 as the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn, whom YEHOWAH had struck down among them.  And YEHOWAH had also executed judgments on their elohim.
5 Then the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses and encamped in Succoth.
6 They journeyed from Succoth and encamped in Etham, which is on the edge of the wilderness.
7 They journeyed from Etham and turned back to Pi-hahiroth, which faces Baal-zephon, and they encamped before Migdol.
8 They journeyed from before Pi-hahiroth and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness, and they went three days’ journey in the wilderness of Etham and encamped at Marah.
9 They journeyed from Marah and came to Elim; and in Elim there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees, and they encamped there.
10 They journeyed from Elim and encamped by the Red Sea.
11 They journeyed from the Red Sea and encamped in the wilderness of Sin.
12 They journeyed from the wilderness of Sin and encamped at Dophkah.
13 They journeyed from Dophkah and encamped at Alush.
14 They journeyed from Alush and encamped at Rephidim; now it was there that the people had no water to drink.
15 They journeyed from Rephidim and encamped in the wilderness of Sinai.
16 They journeyed from the wilderness of Sinai and encamped at Kibroth-hattaavah.
17 They journeyed from Kibroth-hattaavah and encamped at Hazeroth.
18 They journeyed from Hazeroth and encamped at Rithmah.
19 They journeyed from Rithmah and encamped at Rimmon-perez.
20 They journeyed from Rimmon-perez and encamped at Libnah.
21 They journeyed from Libnah and encamped at Rissah.
22 They journeyed from Rissah and encamped in Kehelathah.
23 They journeyed from Kehelathah and encamped at Mount Shepher.
24 They journeyed from Mount Shepher and encamped at Haradah.
25 They journeyed from Haradah and encamped at Makheloth.
26 They journeyed from Makheloth and encamped at Tahath.
27 They journeyed from Tahath and encamped at Terah.
28 They journeyed from Terah and encamped at Mithkah.
29 They journeyed from Mithkah and encamped at Hashmonah.
30 They journeyed from Hashmonah and encamped at Moseroth.
31 They journeyed from Moseroth and encamped at Bene-jaakan.
32 They journeyed from Bene-jaakan and encamped at Hor-haggidgad.
33 They journeyed from Hor-haggidgad and encamped at Jotbathah.
34 They journeyed from Jotbathah and encamped at Ebronah.
35 They journeyed from Ebronah and encamped at Ezion-geber.
36 They journeyed from Ezion-geber and encamped in the wilderness of Zin, that is, Kadesh.
37 They journeyed from Kadesh and encamped at Mount Hor, at the edge of the land of Edom.
38 Then Aaron the priest went up to Mount Hor at the command of YEHOWAH, and died there in the fortieth year after the children of Israel had come from the land of Egypt; on the first day in the fifth month.
39 Aaron was one hundred twenty-three years old when he died on Mount Hor.
40 Now the Canaanite; the king of Arad who lived in the south country in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the children of Israel.
41 Then they journeyed from Mount Hor and encamped at Zalmonah.
42 They journeyed from Zalmonah and encamped at Punon.
43 They journeyed from Punon and encamped at Oboth.
44 They journeyed from Oboth and encamped at Ije-abarim, at the border of Moab.
45 They journeyed from Iyim and encamped at Dibon-gad.
46 They journeyed from Dibon-gad and encamped at Almon-diblathaim.
47 They journeyed from Almon-diblathaim and encamped in the mountains of Abarim, before Nebo.
48 They journeyed from the mountains of Abarim and encamped in the plains of Moab by the Jordan across from Jericho.
49 They encamped by the Jordan, from Beth-jeshimoth as far as Abel-shittim in the plains of Moab.
50 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab, by the Jordan, across from Jericho, saying,
51 “Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘When you cross over the Jordan into the land of Canaan,
52 then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their carved images, and destroy all their molten images, and demolish all their high places;
53 and you shall take possession of the land and dwell in it, for I have given the land to you to possess it.
54 And you shall take for yourselves the land as an inheritance by lot, according to your families; to the many you shall increase their inheritance, and to the few you shall diminish their inheritance.  Wherever the lot falls to anyone, that shall be theirs. According to the tribes of your fathers you shall take for yourselves the inheritance.
55 But if you will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall come to pass that those whom you let remain of them will become as pricks in your eyes and as thorns in your sides, and they will be hostile to you in the land in which you live.
56 And it shall come to pass that as I plan to do to them, so I will do to you.'”

CHAPTER 34

And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
2 “Command the children of Israel and say to them, ‘When you come into the land of Canaan, this is the land that shall fall to you as an inheritance, even the land of Canaan according to its borders.
3 Then your southern region shall extend from the wilderness of Zin along the coast of Edom, and your southern border shall extend from the end of the Salt Sea eastward,
4 and your border shall turn from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim and continue to Zin, and its boundary shall be to the south of Kadesh-barnea; and it shall reach Hazaraddar and continue to Azmon.
5 The border shall turn from Azmon to the brook of Egypt, and its boundary shall be at the sea.
6 And as the western border, you shall have the Great Sea for a border; this shall be your west border.
7 And this shall be your north border:  From the Great Sea you shall mark out for you to Mount Hor,
8 and from Mount Hor you shall mark out for you to the entrance of Hamath, and the boundary of the border shall be at Zedad;
9 and the border shall go to Ziphron, and its boundary shall be at Hazar-enan.  This shall be your north border.
10 And you shall mark out for you as an eastern border from Hazar-enan to Shepham,
11 and the border shall go down from Shepham to Riblah on the east side of Ain; and the border shall descend and reach to the slope on the east side of the Sea of Chinnereth.
12 And the border shall go down to the Jordan and its boundary shall be at the Salt Sea.  This shall be your land according to its borders thereof round about.'”
13 And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, “This is the land that you are to inherit by lot, which YEHOWAH has commanded to give to the nine tribes, and to the half tribe.
14 For the tribe of the children of Reuben according to their fathers’ households, and the tribe of the children of Gad according to their fathers’ households, have received, and half the tribe of Manasseh, have received their inheritance.
15 The two tribes, and the half tribe, have received their inheritance on this side of the Jordan, opposite Jericho, eastward toward the sunrise.”
16 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
17 “These are the names of the men who shall divide the land to you:  Eleazar the priest and Yehoshuwah the son of Nun.
18 And you shall take one leader of every tribe to divide the land by inheritance.
19 And these are the names of the men:  For the tribe of Yehudah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.
20 For the tribe of the children of Simeon, Samuel the son of Ammihud.
21 For the tribe of Benyehmin, Elidad the son of Chislon.
22 For the tribe of the children of Dan a leader, Bukki the son of Jogli.
23 For the children of Yehoseph: of the tribe of the children of Manasseh a leader, Hanniel the son of Ephod.
24 For the tribe of the children of Ephraim a leader, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan.
25 For the tribe of the children of Zebulun a leader, Elizaphan the son of Parnach.
26 For the tribe of the children of Issachar a leader, Paltiel the son of Azzan.
27 For the tribe of the children of Asher a leader, Ahihud the son of Shelomi.
28 For the tribe of the children of Naphtali a leader, Pedahel the son of Ammihud.”
29 These are those whom YEHOWAH commanded to divide the inheritance to the children of Israel in the land of Canaan.

CHAPTER 35

And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab, by the Jordan across, from Jericho, saying,
2 “Command the children of Israel that they give to the Levites from the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in; and you shall give to the Levites pasture lands around the cities.
3 And the cities shall they have to dwell in; and their pasturelands shall be for their cattle and for their herds and for all their beasts.
4 And the pasturelands of the cities that you shall give to the Levites shall be from the walls of the city outward a thousand cubits round about.
5 You shall measure, without the city, to the east side two thousand cubits, and to the south side two thousand cubits, and to the west side two thousand cubits, and to the north side two thousand cubits, with the city in the center.  This shall be to them the pasturelands and the cities.
6 And among the cities that you shall give to the Levites shall be the six cities of refuge, which you shall appoint for the manslayer, that they may flee to; and beside them you shall give forty-two cities.
7 All the cities that you shall give to the Levites shall be forty-eight cities, they and their pasturelands.
8 And the cities that you shall give shall be from the possession of the children of Israel.  From them that have much you shall take much, and from them that have little you shall take little; each one according to the proportion of their inheritance shall give of their cities to the Levites.”
9 And YEHOWAH spoke to Moses, saying,
10 “Speak to the children of Israel and say to them, ‘When you cross the Jordan into the land of Canaan,
11 then you shall select for yourselves cities to be your cities of refuge, that the manslayer who has killed any person unawares may flee there.
12 The cities shall be to you as a refuge from the avenger, so that the manslayer will not die prior to standing before the assembly for trial.
13 And the cities that you give shall be your six cities of refuge.
14 You shall give three cities on this side of the Jordan and three cities in the land of Canaan; they are to be cities of refuge.
15 These six cities shall be for refuge for the children of Israel, and for the stranger and for the sojourner among them, that anyone who kills a person unawares may flee there.
16 But if they struck them down with an object of iron, so that they die, they are a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.
17 If they strike them down with a stone in the hand, by which they may die, and as a result they die, they are a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.
18 Or if they strike them with a wooden object in the hand, by which they might die, and as a result they die, they are a murderer; the murderer shall surely be put to death.
19 The avenger of blood personally shall put the murderer to death; they shall put them to death when they meet them.
20 If they pushed them out of hatred, or threw something at them lying in wait, and as a result they die,
21 or if in enmity they strike them down with their hand, and as a result they die, the one who struck them shall surely be put to death, they are a murderer; the avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death when they meet them.
22 But if they pushed them suddenly without enmity, or threw something at them without lying in wait,
23 or with any deadly object of stone, and without seeing it dropped on them so that they died, while they were not their enemy nor seeking their injury,
24 then the assembly shall judge between the slayer and the avenger of blood according to these judgments.
25 The assembly shall deliver the manslayer from the hand of the avenger of blood, and the assembly shall restore them to their city of refuge to which they fled; and they shall dwell in it until the death of the high priest who was anointed with the holy oil.
26 But if the manslayer at any time goes beyond the border of their city of refuge to which they may flee,
27 and the avenger of blood finds them outside the border of their city of refuge, and the avenger of blood kills the manslayer, they will not be guilty of blood,
28 because they should have remained in their city of refuge until the death of the high priest.  But after the death of the high priest the manslayer shall return to the land of their possession.
29 And this shall be a statute of judgment to you throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
30 If anyone kills a person, the murderer shall be put to death at the evidence of witnesses, but no person shall be put to death on the testimony of one witness.
31 Moreover, you shall take no ransom for the life of a murderer who is guilty of death, but they shall surely be put to death.
32 And you shall take no ransom for them who have fled to their city of refuge, that they may return to dwell in the land before the death of the priest.
33 So you shall not pollute the land in which you are, for blood pollutes the land, and no atonement can be made for the land for the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of those who shed it.
34 Therefore, you shall not defile the land in which you live, in the midst of which I dwell; for I, YEHOWAH, am dwelling in the midst of the children of Israel.'”

CHAPTER 36

And the heads of the fathers’ households of the family of the children of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the children of Yehoseph, came near and spoke before Moses and before the leaders; the heads of the fathers’ households of the children of Israel,
2 and they said, “YEHOWAH commanded my lord to give the land by lot to the children of Israel as an inheritance, and my lord was commanded by YEHOWAH to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother to his daughters.
3 But if they marry one of the sons of the other tribes of the children of Israel, their inheritance will be taken from the inheritance of our fathers, and will be added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they belong; thus it will be taken from our allotted inheritance.
4 And when the jubilee of the children of Israel comes, then their inheritance will be added to the inheritance of the tribe to which they belong; so their inheritance will be taken from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers.”
5 Then Moses commanded the children of Israel according to the word of YEHOWAH, saying, “The tribe of the children of Yehoseph have spoken correctly.
6 This is what YEHOWAH has commanded concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, ‘Let them marry whom they wish; only they must marry within the family of the tribe of their father.
7 Therefore, no inheritance of the children of Israel shall be transferred from tribe to tribe, for the children of Israel shall each hold to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers.
8 And every daughter that possesses an inheritance of any tribe of the children of Israel, shall be wife to one of the family of the tribe of her father, so that the children of Israel each may possess the inheritance of his fathers,
9 and no inheritance shall pass from one tribe to another tribe, for the tribes of the children of Israel shall each hold to his own inheritance.'”
10 As YEHOWAH had commanded Moses, so the daughters of Zelophehad did:
11 Mahlah, Tirzah, Hoglah, Milcah and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad married their uncles’ sons.
12 They married from the families of the sons of Manasseh the son of Yehoseph, and their inheritance remained with the tribe of the family of their father.
13 These are the commandments and the judgments that YEHOWAH commanded to the children of Israel through Moses in the plains of Moab, by the Jordan, across from Jericho.