Review of the Journey from Egypt to Jordan
1These are the journeys of the sons of Israel, by which they came out from the land of Egypt by their armies, under the leadership of Moses and Aaron. 2And Moses recorded their starting places according to their journeys by the command of the LORD, and these are their journeys according to their starting places. 3And they journeyed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the next day after the Passover the sons of Israel started out boldly in the sight of all the Egyptians, 4while the Egyptians were burying all their first-born whom the LORD had struck down among them. The LORD had also executed judgments on their gods.
5Then the sons of Israel journeyed from Rameses, and camped in Succoth. 6And they journeyed from Succoth, and camped in Etham, which is on the edge of the wilderness. 7And they journeyed from Etham, and turned back to Pi-hahiroth, which faces Baal-zephon; and they camped before Migdol. 8And they journeyed from before Hahiroth, and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness; and they went three days’ journey in the wilderness of Etham, and camped at Marah. 9And they journeyed from Marah, and came to Elim; and in Elim there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees; and they camped there. 10And they journeyed from Elim, and camped by the Red Sea. 11And they journeyed from the Red Sea, and camped in the wilderness of Sin. 12And they journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, and camped at Dophkah. 13And they journeyed from Dophkah, and camped at Alush. 14And they journeyed from Alush, and camped at Rephidim; now it was there that the people had no water to drink. 15And they journeyed from Rephidim, and camped in the wilderness of Sinai. 16And they journeyed from the wilderness of Sinai, and camped at Kibroth-hattaavah.
17And they journeyed from Kibroth-hattaavah, and camped at Hazeroth. 18And they journeyed from Hazeroth, and camped at Rithmah. 19And they journeyed from Rithmah, and camped at Rimmon-perez. 20And they journeyed from Rimmon-perez, and camped at Libnah. 21And they journeyed from Libnah, and camped at Rissah. 22And they journeyed from Rissah, and camped in Kehelathah. 23And they journeyed from Kehelathah, and camped at Mount Shepher. 24And they journeyed from Mount Shepher, and camped at Haradah. 25And they journeyed from Haradah, and camped at Makheloth. 26And they journeyed from Makheloth, and camped at Tahath. 27And they journeyed from Tahath, and camped at Terah. 28And they journeyed from Terah, and camped at Mithkah. 29And they journeyed from Mithkah, and camped at Hashmonah. 30And they journeyed from Hashmonah, and camped at Moseroth. 31And they journeyed from Moseroth, and camped at Bene-jaakan. 32And they journeyed from Bene-jaakan, and camped at Hor-haggidgad. 33And they journeyed from Hor-haggidgad, and camped at Jotbathah. 34And they journeyed from Jotbathah, and camped at Abronah. 35And they journeyed from Abronah, and camped at Ezion-geber. 36And they journeyed from Ezion-geber, and camped in the wilderness of Zin, that is, Kadesh. 37And they journeyed from Kadesh, and camped at Mount Hor, at the edge of the land of Edom.
38Then Aaron the priest went up to Mount Hor at the command of the LORD, and died there, in the fortieth year after the sons of Israel had come from the land of Egypt on the first day in the fifth month. 39And Aaron was one hundred twenty-three years old when he died on Mount Hor.
40Now the Canaanite, the king of Arad who lived in the Negev in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the sons of Israel.
41Then they journeyed from Mount Hor, and camped at Zalmonah. 42And they journeyed from Zalmonah, and camped at Punon. 43And they journeyed from Punon, and camped at Oboth. 44And they journeyed from Oboth, and camped at Iye-abarim, at the border of Moab. 45And they journeyed from Iyim, and camped at Dibon-gad. 46And they journeyed from Dibon-gad, and camped at Almon-diblathaim. 47And they journeyed from Almon-diblathaim, and camped in the mountains of Abarim, before Nebo. 48And they journeyed from the mountains of Abarim, and camped in the plains of Moab by the Jordan opposite Jericho. 49And they camped by the Jordan, from Beth-jeshimoth as far as Abel-shittim in the plains of Moab.
Law of Possessing the Land
50Then the LORD spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan opposite Jericho, saying, 51“Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you cross 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 live in it, for I have given the land to you to possess it. 54‘And you shall inherit the land by lot according to your families; to the larger you shall give more inheritance, and to the smaller you shall give less inheritance. Wherever the lot falls to anyone, that shall be his. You shall inherit according to the tribes of your fathers. 55‘But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall come about that those whom you let remain of them will become as pricks in your eyes and as thorns in your sides, and they shall trouble you in the land in which you live. 56‘And it shall come about that as I plan to do to them, so I will do to you.’”