Numbers 33
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Forty-Two Journeys of the Israelites

1These are the lodging places of the sons of Israel, who departed from Egypt by their companies under the hand of Moses and Aaron, 2which Moses wrote down according to the places of the encampments, which they changed upon the order of the Lord. 3Thus the sons of Israel set out from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month, on the day after the Passover, with an exalted hand, being seen by all the Egyptians. 4And these were burying their firstborn, whom the Lord had struck down (for so, too, did he carry out retribution against their gods).

5And they made camp at Soccoth. 6And from Soccoth they went to Etham, which is at the furthest limits of the wilderness. 7Departing from there, they arrived opposite Pi-hahiroth, which looks out toward Baal-zephon, and they were encamped before Migdol. 8And setting out from Pi-hahiroth, they crossed through the middle of the Sea into the wilderness. And having walked for three days through the desert of Etham, they made camp at Marah. 9And setting out from Marah, they arrived at Elim, where there were twelve fountains of water and seventy palm trees. And they set up camp there. 10But departing from there also, they fixed their tents above the Red Sea. And setting out from the Red Sea, 11they were encamped in the desert of Sin. 12Departing from there, they went to Dophkah. 13And setting out from Dophkah, they made camp at Alush. 14And departing from Alush, they fixed their tents at Rephidim, where the people lacked water to drink. 15And setting out from Rephidim, they camped in the desert of Sinai. 16But departing also from the wilderness of the Sinai, they arrived at the Graves of Lust.

17And setting out from the Graves of Lust, they were encamped at Hazeroth. 18And from Hazeroth, they went to Rithmah. 19And setting out from Rithmah, they made camp at Rimmon-perez. 20And departing from there, they arrived at Libnah. 21From Libnah, they made camp at Rissah. 22And departing from Rissah, they went to Kehelathah. 23Setting out from there, they were encamped at mount Shepher. 24Departing from mount Shepher, they went to Haradah. 25Continuing on from there, they made camp at Makheloth. 26And setting out from Makheloth, they went to Tahath. 27From Tahath, they made camp at Terah. 28Departing from there, they pitched their tents at Mithkah. 29And from Mithkah, they were encamped at Hashmonah. 30And setting out from Hashmonah, they went to Moseroth. 31And from Moseroth, they made camp at Bene-jaakan. 32And setting out from Bene-jaakan, they went to mount Gidgad. 33Setting out from there, they were encamped at Jotbathah. 34And from Jotbathah, they went to Abronah. 35And departing from Abronah, they made camp at Eziongeber. 36Setting out from there, they went into the desert of Sin, which is Kadesh. 37And departing from Kadesh, they encamped at mount Hor, at the furthermost limits of the land of Edom.

38And Aaron the priest ascended onto mount Hor, by the order of the Lord. And there he died, in the fortieth year of the departure of the sons of Israel from Egypt, in the fifth month, on the first day of the month, 39when he was one hundred twenty-three years old.

40And king Arad the Canaanite, who lived toward the south, heard that the sons of Israel had arrived in the land of Canaan.

41And setting out from mount Hor, they made camp at Zalmonah. 42Departing from there, they went to Punon. 43And setting out from Punon, they were encamped at Oboth. 44And from Oboth, they went to Iye-abarim, which is at the borders of the Moabites. 45And setting out from Iye-abarim, they fixed their tents at Dibon-gad. 46Departing from there, they made camp at Almon-diblathaim. 47And departing from Almon-diblathaim, they went to the mountains of Abarim, opposite Nebo. 48And setting out from the mountains of Abarim, they crossed over to the plains of Moab, above the Jordan, opposite Jericho. 49And they made camp there, from Beth-jeshimoth all the way to Abel-shittim, in the level places of the Moabites,

Instructions for Occupying Canaan

50where the Lord said to Moses: 51“Instruct the sons of Israel, and say to them: When you will have crossed over the Jordan, entering into the land of Canaan, 52destroy all the inhabitants of that land. Break their monuments, and shatter their statues, and lay waste to every exalted thing, 53cleansing the land and living in it. For I have given it you as a possession, 54which you shall divide among you by lot. To the greater number you shall give more, and to the lesser number, less. To each one, just as the lot shall fall, so shall the inheritance be distributed. The possession shall be divided by the tribes and families. 55But if you are not willing to put to death the inhabitants of the land, those who remain shall be to you like spikes in your eyes and lances in your sides, and they shall be adversaries to you in the land of your habitation. 56And whatever I had decided to do to them, I will do to you.”

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