Numbers 33
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Stages of Israel’s Journey from Egypt

1Here’s the travel itinerarya for the Israelis after they left the land of Egypt in groups under the authority of Moses and Aaron. 2Moses recorded their departures in their travels after being commandedb to do so by the LORD. Here’s a list of their travels based onc their departures:

3They departed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of that first month. The dayd after the Passover, the Israelis came out confidently,e and all the Egyptians watched them leave, 4while they were burying their firstborn, whom the LORD had killed among them. The LORD also executed justice against their gods.

5Then the Israelis traveled from Rameses and restedf in Succoth.

6They traveled from Succoth, then rested in Etham, which is at the outskirts of the wilderness.

7They traveled from Etham but turned back to Pi-hahiroth, which is outside ofg Baal-zephon.

They rested outside of Migdol. 8They traveled from Hahiroth and passed through the midst of the sea to the wilderness. They were on the road three days in the wilderness of Etham, then rested in Marah.

9They traveled from Marah and arrived at Elim. In Elim there were twelve wellsh of water and 70 palm trees, so they rested there.

10They traveled from Elim, then rested by the Reedi Sea.

11They traveled from the Reedj Sea, then rested in the Wilderness of Zin.

12They traveled from the Wilderness of Zin, then rested in Dophkah.

13They traveled from Dophkah, then rested in Alush.

14They traveled from Alush, then rested in Rephidim, but there was no water there for the people to drink.

15They traveled from Rephidim, then rested in the Wilderness of Sinai.

16They traveled from the Wilderness of Sinai, then rested in Kibroth-hattaavah.

17They traveled from Kibroth-hattaavah, then rested in Hazeroth.

18They traveled from Hazeroth, then rested in Rithmah.

19They traveled from Rithmah, then rested in Rimmon-perez.

20They traveled from Rimmon-perez, then rested in Libnah.

21They traveled from Libnah, then rested in Rissah.

22They traveled from Rissah, then rested in Kehelathah.

23They traveled from Kehelathah, then rested at Mount Shepher.

24They traveled from Mount Shepher, then rested in Haradah.

25They traveled from Haradah, then rested in Makheloth.

26They traveled from Makheloth, then rested in Tahath.

27They traveled from Tahath, then rested in Terah.

28They traveled from Terah, then rested in Mithkah.

29They traveled from Mithkah, then rested in Hashmonah.

30They traveled from Hashmonah, then rested in Moseroth.

31They traveled from Moseroth, then rested in Bene-jaakan.

32They traveled from Bene-jaakan, then rested in Hor-haggidgad.

33They traveled from Hor-haggidgad, then rested in Jotbathah.

34They traveled from Jotbathah, then rested in Abronah.

35They traveled from Abronah, then rested in Ezion-geber.

36They traveled from Ezion-geber, then rested in the Wilderness of Zin, which is also known as Kadesh.

37They traveled from Kadesh, then rested in Mount Hor at the outskirts of the land of Edom.

38Then Aaron the priest ascended Mount Hor in obedience to the LORD’s command and died there, in the fortieth year after the Israelis had come out of the land of Egypt, on the first day of the fifth month. 39Aaron was 123 years old when he died on Mount Hor.

40Meanwhile, the Canaanite king of Arad, who lived in the Negevk in the land of Canaan, heard of the approach of the Israelis, 41who had traveled from Mount Hor and then rested in Zalmonah.

42They traveled from Zalmonah, then rested in Punon.

43They traveled from Punon, then rested in Oboth.

44They traveled from Oboth, then rested in Iye-abarim at the outskirts of Moab.

45They traveled from Iyim, then rested in Dibon-gad.

46They traveled from Dibon-gad, then rested in Almon-diblathaim.

47They traveled from Almon-diblathaim, then rested in the mountains of Abarim, facing Nebo.

48They traveled from the mountains of Abarim, then rested in the plains of Moab by the Jordan River, across from Jericho.

49They rested by the Jordan River in the area from Beth-jeshimoth to Abel-shittim in the plains of Moab.

50Then the LORD told Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan River, across from Jericho, 51“Tell the Israelis that when they have crossed the Jordan River to the land of Canaan, 52they are to drive out all the inhabitants of the land and destroy all their idols and their molten images. You are to demolish all their high places, 53take possession of the land, and live in it, because I’ve given you the land to inherit. 54You are to divide the land among yourselves by lot according to your families. The larger the families are in number,l the larger their inheritance is to be. The fewer the families are in number,m the lesser their inheritance is to be. To whomever the lot falls, that inheritance goes to him. Divide it according to your ancestral tribes. 55But if you fail to drive out the inhabitants of the land before you, their survivors will become irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides, to prick your sides and afflict you in the very land in which you’ll be living. 56Then, what I had planned to do to them, I’ll start to do to you.”

a 33:1 Lit. travel in stages
b 33:2 Lit. mouth
c 33:2 Lit. according to
d 33:3 Lit. morrow
e 33:3 Lit. with a high hand
f 33:5 Or encamped and so throughout the chapter
g 33:7 Lit. before; and so throughout the chapter
h 33:9 Or springs
i 33:10 So MT; LXX reads Red
j 33:11 So MT; LXX reads Red
k 33:40 i.e. the southern regions of the Sinai peninsula; cf. Josh 10:40
l 33:54 The Heb. lacks the families are in number
m 33:54 The Heb. lacks the families are in number

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