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Numbers 33

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Numbers 33

The Stages of Israel's Journey from Egypt

1These are the stages of the people of Israel, when they went forth out of the land of Egypt by their hosts under the leadership of Moses and Aaron. 2Moses wrote down their starting places, stage by stage, by command of the Lord; and these are their stages according to their starting places. 3They set out from Ram'eses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the day after the passover the people of Israel went out triumphantly in the sight of all the Egyptians, 4while the Egyptians were burying all their first-born, whom the Lord had struck down among them; upon their gods also the Lord executed judgments.

5So the people of Israel set out from Ram'eses, and encamped at Succoth. 6And they set out from Succoth, and encamped at Etham, which is on the edge of the wilderness. 7And they set out from Etham, and turned back to Pi-hahi'roth, which is east of Ba'al-ze'phon; and they encamped before Migdol. 8And they set out from before Hahi'roth, and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness, and they went a three days' journey in the wilderness of Etham, and encamped at Marah. 9And they set out from Marah, and came to Elim; at Elim there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees, and they encamped there. 10And they set out from Elim, and encamped by the Red Sea. 11And they set out from the Red Sea, and encamped in the wilderness of Sin. 12And they set out from the wilderness of Sin, and encamped at Dophkah. 13And they set out from Dophkah, and encamped at Alush. 14And they set out from Alush, and encamped at Reph'idim, where there was no water for the people to drink. 15And they set out from Reph'idim, and encamped in the wilderness of Sinai. 16And they set out from the wilderness of Sinai, and encamped at Kib'roth-hatta'avah. 17And they set out from Kib'roth-hatta'avah, and encamped at Haze'roth. 18And they set out from Haze'roth, and encamped at Rithmah. 19And they set out from Rithmah, and encamped at Rim'mon-per'ez. 20And they set out from Rim'mon-per'ez, and encamped at Libnah. 21And they set out from Libnah, and encamped at Rissah. 22And they set out from Rissah, and encamped at Kehela'thah. 23And they set out from Kehela'thah, and encamped at Mount Shepher. 24And they set out from Mount Shepher, and encamped at Hara'dah. 25And they set out from Hara'dah, and encamped at Makhe'loth. 26And they set out from Makhe'loth, and encamped at Tahath. 27And they set out from Tahath, and encamped at Terah. 28And they set out from Terah, and encamped at Mithkah. 29And they set out from Mithkah, and encamped at Hashmo'nah. 30And they set out from Hashmo'nah, and encamped at Mose'roth. 31And they set out from Mose'roth, and encamped at Bene-ja'akan. 32And they set out from Bene-ja'akan, and encamped at Hor-haggid'gad. 33And they set out from Hor-haggid'gad, and encamped at Jot'bathah. 34And they set out from Jot'bathah, and encamped at Abro'nah. 35And they set out from Abro'nah, and encamped at E'zion-ge'ber. 36And they set out from E'zion-ge'ber, and encamped in the wilderness of Zin (that is, Kadesh). 37And they set out from Kadesh, and encamped at Mount Hor, on the edge of the land of Edom.

38And Aaron the priest went up Mount Hor at the command of the Lord, and died there, in the fortieth year after the people of Israel had come out of the land of Egypt, on the first day of the fifth month. 39And Aaron was a hundred and twenty-three years old when he died on Mount Hor.

40And the Canaanite, the king of Arad, who dwelt in the Negeb in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the people of Israel.

41And they set out from Mount Hor, and encamped at Zalmo'nah. 42And they set out from Zalmo'nah, and encamped at Punon. 43And they set out from Punon, and encamped at Oboth. 44And they set out from Oboth, and encamped at I'ye-ab'arim, in the territory of Moab. 45And they set out from I'yim, and encamped at Dibon-gad. 46And they set out from Dibon-gad, and encamped at Al'mon-diblatha'im. 47And they set out from Al'mon-diblatha'im, and encamped in the mountains of Ab'arim, before Nebo. 48And they set out from the mountains of Ab'arim, and encamped in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho; 49they encamped by the Jordan from Beth-jesh'imoth as far as Abel-shittim in the plains of Moab.

Directions for the Conquest of Canaan

50And the Lord said to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, 51"Say to the people of Israel, When you pass over the Jordan into the land of Canaan, 52then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their figured stones, and destroy all their molten images, and demolish all their high places; 53and you shall take possession of the land and settle in it, for I have given the land to you to possess it. 54You shall inherit the land by lot according to your families; to a large tribe you shall give a large inheritance, and to a small tribe you shall give a small inheritance; wherever the lot falls to any man, that shall be his; according to the tribes of your fathers you shall inherit. 55But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then those of them whom you let remain shall be as pricks in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall trouble you in the land where you dwell. 56And I will do to you as I thought to do to them."