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Numbers 33

33:0This chapter mentions 40 places where the Israelites camped on their journey from Egypt to Moab. It does not include all the places that the Book of Exodus describes.

1 This is the journey of the Israelites. Moses and Aaron led them out of Egypt. They travelled in their tribes. 2 The LORD told Moses that he should write about the journey. This is the journey:

3 They left Rameses in the first month. They started to travel from Rameses on the 15th day of the first month. That was the day after the Passover. The Israelites marched out bravely. And all Egypt's people watched them as they went. 4 As they left, Egypt's people were burying all their oldest sons. The LORD had killed their oldest sons. The LORD had also shown that he is more powerful than their gods.

5 They travelled to Succoth and they camped there.

6 They travelled to Etham. And they camped on the edge of the desert.

7 They travelled from Etham to Pi-Hahiroth, which is east of Baal-Zephon. They camped near Migdol.

8 They travelled from Pi-Hahiroth. They went through the sea into the desert. They travelled for three days and then they camped at Marah in the desert.

9 They travelled from Marah to Elim. At Elim, there were 12 streams and 70 trees. The trees were called palm trees. They camped there.

10 They travelled from Elim and they camped by the side of the Red Sea.

11 They travelled from the Red Sea. And they camped in the Desert called Sin.

12 They travelled from the Desert called Sin. And they camped at Dophkah.

13 They travelled from Dophkah and they camped at Alush.

14 They travelled from Alush and they camped at Rephidim. There was no water here for the people to drink.

15 They travelled from Rephidim. And they camped in the Desert called Sinai.

16 They travelled from the Desert called Sinai. And they camped at Kibroth-Hattaavah.

17 They travelled from Kibroth-Hattaavah and they camped at Hazeroth.

18 They travelled from Hazeroth and they camped at Rithmah.

19 They travelled from Rithmah and they camped at Rimmon-Perez.

20 They travelled from Rimmon-Perez and they camped at Libnah.

21 They travelled from Libnah and they camped at Rissah.

22 They travelled from Rissah and they camped at Kehelathah.

23 They travelled from Kehelathah. And they camped at the mountain called Shepher.

24 They travelled from the mountain called Shepher. And they camped at Haradah.

25 They travelled from Haradah and they camped at Makheloth.

26 They travelled from Makheloth and they camped at Tahath.

27 They travelled from Tahath and they camped at Terah.

28 They travelled from Terah and they camped at Mithkah.

29 They travelled from Mithkah and they camped at Hashmonah.

30 They travelled from Hashmonah and they camped at Moseroth.

31 They travelled from Moseroth and they camped at Bene-Jaakan.

32 They travelled from Bene-Jaakan and they camped at Hor-Haggidgad.

33 They travelled from Hor-Haggidgad and they camped at Jotbathah.

34 They travelled from Jotbathah and they camped at Abronah.

35 They travelled from Abronah and they camped at Ezion-Geber.

36 They travelled from Ezion-Geber and they camped at Kadesh in the Desert of Zin.

37 They travelled from Kadesh. And they camped at the mountain called Hor. It is on the edge of Edom.

38 The LORD told Aaron that he must go up a mountain. The mountain was called Hor. So Aaron went up it. He died there. That was on the first day of the fifth month. It was in the 40th year after the Israelites travelled from Egypt.

39 Aaron was 123 years old when he died.

40 The king of Arad lived in the south, in the country called Canaan. People told him that the Israelites were coming.

41 They travelled from the mountain called Hor. And they camped at Zalmonah.

42 They travelled from Zalmonah and they camped at Punon.

43 They travelled from Punon and they camped at Oboth.

44 They travelled from Oboth and they camped at Iye-Abarim on the edge of Moab.

45 They travelled from Iye-Abarim and they camped at Dibon-Gad.

46 They travelled from Dibon-Gad and they camped at Almon-Diblathaim.

47 They travelled from Almon-Diblathaim and they camped in the mountains of Abarim, near Nebo.

48 They travelled from the mountains of Abarim and they camped in Moab by the side of the River Jordan. They were on the other side of the river from Jericho.

49 They camped by the side of the River Jordan from Beth-Jeshimoth to Abel-Shittim on the flat ground in Moab.

50 Then the LORD spoke to Moses on the flat ground in Moab by the River Jordan. The place was near Jericho but it was on the other side of the River Jordan. He said, 51 ‘Say to the Israelites, “You will cross over the River Jordan to Canaan. 52 Then you must send out all the people who live in that country in front of you. You must not let any of those people stay in the country. And you must destroy all their stones in the shape of people. And you must destroy all the idols that they have made from metal. And you must destroy all their high places for worship. 53 And you must get power over the country and you must live in it. Do that because I have given the country to you. I have given it to you so that you can live it. 54 And you must use lots to give the land to your clans. You must give more land to the larger clans and you must give less land to the smaller clans. Whatever land somebody gets as a result of the lots, that will be his land. Each of your ancestors' tribes will get its own land.

55 If any Canaanites remain in the country, they will be a problem to the Israelites. 56 And I will do to you what I wanted to do to them.” ’