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Torah 17 “Jehovah came down in the cloud, and spoke”

Christ JESUS is regarded by many as a pixie who was born on Christmas. In fact, He is the Almighty who has been with man since Creation. His incarnation as the only begotten son of GOD was only part of His eternal Plan [His name].

Every man-made religion has plagiarized many of his attributes. Gods from Brahman [Hindi, Buddhist, etc] tradition travel in chariots of clouds.

JESUS urged His disciples to rely on Him not on His word alone; the Prophets spoke, it was Written, search the Scriptures, He said. Other religions had done this since the beginning of time. The Magi anticipated His birth on earth.

Numbers 11-15

Jehovah came down in the cloud, and spoke 11.25

There went forth a wind from jehovah, 12.31

They spread an evil report of the land 13.32

They presumed to go up to the top of the mountain; 14.44

As ye are, so shall the stranger be before jehovah. 15.15

Chapter 11

א וַיְהִי הָעָם כְּמִתְאֹנְנִים, רַע בְּאָזְנֵי יְהוָה; וַיִּשְׁמַע יְהוָה, וַיִּחַר אַפּוֹ, וַתִּבְעַר-בָּם אֵשׁ יְהוָה, וַתֹּאכַל בִּקְצֵה הַמַּחֲנֶה. 1

And the people were as murmurers, speaking evil in the ears of jehovah; and when jehovah heard it, His anger was kindled; and the fire of jehovah burnt among them, and devoured in the uttermost part of the camp.

ב וַיִּצְעַק הָעָם, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה; וַיִּתְפַּלֵּל מֹשֶׁה אֶל-יְהוָה, וַתִּשְׁקַע הָאֵשׁ. 2

And the people cried unto Moses; and Moses prayed unto jehovah, and the fire abated.

ג וַיִּקְרָא שֵׁם-הַמָּקוֹם הַהוּא, תַּבְעֵרָה: כִּי-בָעֲרָה בָם, אֵשׁ יְהוָה. 3

And the name of that place was called Taberah, because the fire of jehovah burnt among them.

ד וְהָאסַפְסֻף אֲשֶׁר בְּקִרְבּוֹ, הִתְאַוּוּ תַּאֲוָה; וַיָּשֻׁבוּ וַיִּבְכּוּ, גַּם בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וַיֹּאמְרוּ, מִי יַאֲכִלֵנוּ בָּשָׂר. 4

And the mixed multitude that was among them fell a lusting; and the sons of Israel also wept on their part, and said:

‘Would that we were given flesh to eat!

ה זָכַרְנוּ, אֶת-הַדָּגָה, אֲשֶׁר-נֹאכַל בְּמִצְרַיִם, חִנָּם; אֵת הַקִּשֻּׁאִים, וְאֵת הָאֲבַטִּחִים, וְאֶת-הֶחָצִיר וְאֶת-הַבְּצָלִים, וְאֶת-הַשּׁוּמִים. 5

We remember the fish, which we were wont to eat in Egypt for nought; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic;

ו וְעַתָּה נַפְשֵׁנוּ יְבֵשָׁה, אֵין כֹּל–בִּלְתִּי, אֶל-הַמָּן עֵינֵינוּ. 6

but now our soul is dried away; there is nothing at all; we have nought save this manna to look to.’–

ז וְהַמָּן, כִּזְרַע-גַּד הוּא; וְעֵינוֹ, כְּעֵין הַבְּדֹלַח. 7

Now the manna was like coriander seed, and the appearance thereof as the appearance of bdellium.

ח שָׁטוּ הָעָם וְלָקְטוּ וְטָחֲנוּ בָרֵחַיִם, אוֹ דָכוּ בַּמְּדֹכָה, וּבִשְּׁלוּ בַּפָּרוּר, וְעָשׂוּ אֹתוֹ עֻגוֹת; וְהָיָה טַעְמוֹ, כְּטַעַם לְשַׁד הַשָּׁמֶן. 8 The people went about, and gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in mortars, and seethed it in pots, and made cakes of it; and the taste of it was as the taste of a cake baked with oil.

ט וּבְרֶדֶת הַטַּל עַל-הַמַּחֲנֶה, לָיְלָה, יֵרֵד הַמָּן, עָלָיו. 9

And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell upon it.–

י וַיִּשְׁמַע מֹשֶׁה אֶת-הָעָם, בֹּכֶה לְמִשְׁפְּחֹתָיו–אִישׁ, לְפֶתַח אָהֳלוֹ; וַיִּחַר-אַף יְהוָה מְאֹד, וּבְעֵינֵי מֹשֶׁה רָע. 10

And Moses heard the people weeping, family by family, every man at the door of his tent; and the anger of jehovah was kindled greatly; and Moses was displeased.

יא וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה אֶל-יְהוָה, לָמָה הֲרֵעֹתָ לְעַבְדֶּךָ, וְלָמָּה לֹא-מָצָתִי חֵן, בְּעֵינֶיךָ: לָשׂוּם, אֶת-מַשָּׂא כָּל-הָעָם הַזֶּה–עָלָי. 11 And Moses said unto jehovah:

‘Wherefore hast Thou dealt ill with Thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favour in Thy sight, that Thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?

יב הֶאָנֹכִי הָרִיתִי, אֵת כָּל-הָעָם הַזֶּה–אִם-אָנֹכִי, יְלִדְתִּיהוּ: כִּי-תֹאמַר אֵלַי שָׂאֵהוּ בְחֵיקֶךָ, כַּאֲשֶׁר יִשָּׂא הָאֹמֵן אֶת-הַיֹּנֵק, עַל הָאֲדָמָה, אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּעְתָּ לַאֲבֹתָיו. 12

Am I myself conceiving all this people? have I myself brought them forth, that Thou shouldest say unto me:

Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing-father carrieth the sucking child, unto the land which Thou didst swear unto their fathers?

יג מֵאַיִן לִי בָּשָׂר, לָתֵת לְכָל-הָעָם הַזֶּה: כִּי-יִבְכּוּ עָלַי לֵאמֹר, תְּנָה-לָּנוּ בָשָׂר וְנֹאכֵלָה. 13

Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they trouble me with their weeping, saying:

Give us flesh, that we may eat.

יד לֹא-אוּכַל אָנֹכִי לְבַדִּי, לָשֵׂאת אֶת-כָּל-הָעָם הַזֶּה: כִּי כָבֵד, מִמֶּנִּי. 14

I am not able to bear all this people myself alone, because it is too heavy for me.

טו וְאִם-כָּכָה אַתְּ-עֹשֶׂה לִּי, הָרְגֵנִי נָא הָרֹג–אִם-מָצָאתִי חֵן, בְּעֵינֶיךָ; וְאַל-אֶרְאֶה, בְּרָעָתִי. {פ} 15

And if Thou deal thus with me, kill me, I pray Thee, out of hand, if I have found favour in Thy sight; and let me not look upon my wretchedness.’ {P}

טז וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, אֶסְפָה-לִּי שִׁבְעִים אִישׁ מִזִּקְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, אֲשֶׁר יָדַעְתָּ, כִּי-הֵם זִקְנֵי הָעָם וְשֹׁטְרָיו; וְלָקַחְתָּ אֹתָם אֶל-אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד, וְהִתְיַצְּבוּ שָׁם עִמָּךְ. 16

And jehovah said unto Moses:

‘Gather unto Me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tent of meeting, that they may stand there with thee.

יז וְיָרַדְתִּי, וְדִבַּרְתִּי עִמְּךָ שָׁם, וְאָצַלְתִּי מִן-הָרוּחַ אֲשֶׁר עָלֶיךָ, וְשַׂמְתִּי עֲלֵיהֶם; וְנָשְׂאוּ אִתְּךָ בְּמַשָּׂא הָעָם, וְלֹא-תִשָּׂא אַתָּה לְבַדֶּךָ. 17

And I will come down and speak with thee there; and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.

יח וְאֶל-הָעָם תֹּאמַר הִתְקַדְּשׁוּ לְמָחָר, וַאֲכַלְתֶּם בָּשָׂר–כִּי בְּכִיתֶם בְּאָזְנֵי יְהוָה לֵאמֹר מִי יַאֲכִלֵנוּ בָּשָׂר, כִּי-טוֹב לָנוּ בְּמִצְרָיִם; וְנָתַן יְהוָה לָכֶם בָּשָׂר, וַאֲכַלְתֶּם. 18

And say thou unto the people:

Sanctify yourselves against to-morrow, and ye shall eat flesh; for ye have wept in the ears of jehovah, saying:

Would that we were given flesh to eat! for it was well with us in Egypt; therefore jehovah will give you flesh, and ye shall eat.

יט לֹא יוֹם אֶחָד תֹּאכְלוּן, וְלֹא יוֹמָיִם; וְלֹא חֲמִשָּׁה יָמִים, וְלֹא עֲשָׂרָה יָמִים, וְלֹא, עֶשְׂרִים יוֹם. 19

Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days;

כ עַד חֹדֶשׁ יָמִים, עַד אֲשֶׁר-יֵצֵא מֵאַפְּכֶם, וְהָיָה לָכֶם, לְזָרָא: יַעַן, כִּי-מְאַסְתֶּם אֶת-יְהוָה אֲשֶׁר בְּקִרְבְּכֶם, וַתִּבְכּוּ לְפָנָיו לֵאמֹר, לָמָּה זֶּה יָצָאנוּ מִמִּצְרָיִם. 20

but a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you; because that ye have rejected jehovah who is among you, and have troubled Him with weeping, saying:

Why, now, came we forth out of Egypt?’

כא וַיֹּאמֶר, מֹשֶׁה, שֵׁשׁ-מֵאוֹת אֶלֶף רַגְלִי, הָעָם אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי בְּקִרְבּוֹ; וְאַתָּה אָמַרְתָּ, בָּשָׂר אֶתֵּן לָהֶם, וְאָכְלוּ, חֹדֶשׁ יָמִים. 21 And Moses said:

‘The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand men on foot; and yet Thou hast said:

I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month!

כב הֲצֹאן וּבָקָר יִשָּׁחֵט לָהֶם, וּמָצָא לָהֶם; אִם אֶת-כָּל-דְּגֵי הַיָּם יֵאָסֵף לָהֶם, וּמָצָא לָהֶם. {פ} 22

If flocks and herds be slain for them, will they suffice them? or if all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, will they suffice them?’ {P}

כג וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, הֲיַד יְהוָה תִּקְצָר; עַתָּה תִרְאֶה הֲיִקְרְךָ דְבָרִי, אִם-לֹא. 23

And jehovah said unto Moses:

‘Is jehovah’s hand waxed short? now shalt thou see whether My word shall come to pass unto thee or not.’

כד וַיֵּצֵא מֹשֶׁה–וַיְדַבֵּר אֶל-הָעָם, אֵת דִּבְרֵי יְהוָה; וַיֶּאֱסֹף שִׁבְעִים אִישׁ, מִזִּקְנֵי הָעָם, וַיַּעֲמֵד אֹתָם, סְבִיבֹת הָאֹהֶל. 24 And Moses went out, and told the people the words of jehovah; and he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the Tent.

כה וַיֵּרֶד יְהוָה בֶּעָנָן, וַיְדַבֵּר אֵלָיו, וַיָּאצֶל מִן-הָרוּחַ אֲשֶׁר עָלָיו, וַיִּתֵּן עַל-שִׁבְעִים אִישׁ הַזְּקֵנִים; וַיְהִי, כְּנוֹחַ עֲלֵיהֶם הָרוּחַ, וַיִּתְנַבְּאוּ, וְלֹא יָסָפוּ. 25

And jehovah came down in the cloud, and spoke unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and put it upon the seventy elders; and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, but they did so no more.

כו וַיִּשָּׁאֲרוּ שְׁנֵי-אֲנָשִׁים בַּמַּחֲנֶה שֵׁם הָאֶחָד אֶלְדָּד וְשֵׁם הַשֵּׁנִי מֵידָד וַתָּנַח עֲלֵהֶם הָרוּחַ, וְהֵמָּה בַּכְּתֻבִים, וְלֹא יָצְאוּ, הָאֹהֱלָה; וַיִּתְנַבְּאוּ, בַּמַּחֲנֶה. 26

But there remained two men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad; and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were recorded, but had not gone out unto the Tent; and they prophesied in the camp.

כז וַיָּרָץ הַנַּעַר, וַיַּגֵּד לְמֹשֶׁה וַיֹּאמַר: אֶלְדָּד וּמֵידָד, מִתְנַבְּאִים בַּמַּחֲנֶה. 27

And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said:

‘Eldad and Medad are prophesying in the camp.’

כח וַיַּעַן יְהוֹשֻׁעַ בִּן-נוּן, מְשָׁרֵת מֹשֶׁה מִבְּחֻרָיו–וַיֹּאמַר: אֲדֹנִי מֹשֶׁה, כְּלָאֵם. 28

And Joshua the son of Nun, the minister of Moses from his youth up, answered and said:

‘My lord Moses, shut them in.’

כט וַיֹּאמֶר לוֹ מֹשֶׁה, הַמְקַנֵּא אַתָּה לִי; וּמִי יִתֵּן כָּל-עַם יְהוָה, נְבִיאִים–כִּי-יִתֵּן יְהוָה אֶת-רוּחוֹ, עֲלֵיהֶם. 29

And Moses said unto him:

‘Art thou jealous for my sake? would that all jehovah’s people were prophets, that jehovah would put His spirit upon them!’

ל וַיֵּאָסֵף מֹשֶׁה, אֶל-הַמַּחֲנֶה–הוּא, וְזִקְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. 30

And Moses withdrew into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.

לא וְרוּחַ נָסַע מֵאֵת יְהוָה, וַיָּגָז שַׂלְוִים מִן-הַיָּם, וַיִּטֹּשׁ עַל-הַמַּחֲנֶה כְּדֶרֶךְ יוֹם כֹּה וּכְדֶרֶךְ יוֹם כֹּה, סְבִיבוֹת הַמַּחֲנֶה–וּכְאַמָּתַיִם, עַל-פְּנֵי הָאָרֶץ. 31

And there went forth a wind from jehovah, and brought across quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, about a day’s journey on this side, and a day’s journey on the other side, round about the camp, and about two cubits above the face of the earth.

לב וַיָּקָם הָעָם כָּל-הַיּוֹם הַהוּא וְכָל-הַלַּיְלָה וְכֹל יוֹם הַמָּחֳרָת, וַיַּאַסְפוּ אֶת-הַשְּׂלָו–הַמַּמְעִיט, אָסַף עֲשָׂרָה חֳמָרִים; וַיִּשְׁטְחוּ לָהֶם שָׁטוֹחַ, סְבִיבוֹת הַמַּחֲנֶה. 32

And the people rose up all that day, and all the night, and all the next day, and gathered the quails; he that gathered least gathered ten heaps; and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp.

לג הַבָּשָׂר, עוֹדֶנּוּ בֵּין שִׁנֵּיהֶם–טֶרֶם, יִכָּרֵת; וְאַף יְהוָה, חָרָה בָעָם, וַיַּךְ יְהוָה בָּעָם, מַכָּה רַבָּה מְאֹד. 33

While the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the anger of jehovah was kindled against the people, and jehovah smote the people with a very great plague.

לד וַיִּקְרָא אֶת-שֵׁם-הַמָּקוֹם הַהוּא, קִבְרוֹת הַתַּאֲוָה: כִּי-שָׁם, קָבְרוּ, אֶת-הָעָם, הַמִּתְאַוִּים. 34

And the name of that place was called Kibroth-hattaavah, because there they buried the people that lusted.

לה מִקִּבְרוֹת הַתַּאֲוָה נָסְעוּ הָעָם, חֲצֵרוֹת; וַיִּהְיוּ, בַּחֲצֵרוֹת. {פ} 35

From Kibroth-hattaavah the people journeyed unto Hazeroth; and they abode at Hazeroth. {P}


Chapter 12

א וַתְּדַבֵּר מִרְיָם וְאַהֲרֹן בְּמֹשֶׁה, עַל-אֹדוֹת הָאִשָּׁה הַכֻּשִׁית אֲשֶׁר לָקָח: כִּי-אִשָּׁה כֻשִׁית, לָקָח. 1

And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cushite woman whom he had married; for he had married a Cushite woman.

ב וַיֹּאמְרוּ, הֲרַק אַךְ-בְּמֹשֶׁה דִּבֶּר יְהוָה–הֲלֹא, גַּם-בָּנוּ דִבֵּר; וַיִּשְׁמַע, יְהוָה. 2

And they said:

‘Hath jehovah indeed spoken only with Moses? hath He not spoken also with us?’

And jehovah heard it.–

ג וְהָאִישׁ מֹשֶׁה, עָנָו מְאֹד–מִכֹּל, הָאָדָם, אֲשֶׁר, עַל-פְּנֵי הָאֲדָמָה. {ס} 3

Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men that were upon the face of the earth.– {S}

ד וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה פִּתְאֹם, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה וְאֶל-אַהֲרֹן וְאֶל-מִרְיָם, צְאוּ שְׁלָשְׁתְּכֶם, אֶל-אֹהֶל מוֹעֵד; וַיֵּצְאוּ, שְׁלָשְׁתָּם. 4

And jehovah spoke suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam:

‘Come out ye three unto the tent of meeting.’

And they three came out.

ה וַיֵּרֶד יְהוָה בְּעַמּוּד עָנָן, וַיַּעֲמֹד פֶּתַח הָאֹהֶל; וַיִּקְרָא אַהֲרֹן וּמִרְיָם, וַיֵּצְאוּ שְׁנֵיהֶם. 5

And jehovah came down in a pillar of cloud, and stood at the door of the Tent, and called Aaron and Miriam; and they both came forth.

ו וַיֹּאמֶר, שִׁמְעוּ-נָא דְבָרָי; אִם-יִהְיֶה, נְבִיאֲכֶם–יְהוָה בַּמַּרְאָה אֵלָיו אֶתְוַדָּע, בַּחֲלוֹם אֲדַבֶּר-בּוֹ. 6

And He said:

‘Hear now My words:

if there be a prophet among you, I jehovah do make Myself known unto him in a vision, I do speak with him in a dream.

ז לֹא-כֵן, עַבְדִּי מֹשֶׁה: בְּכָל-בֵּיתִי, נֶאֱמָן הוּא. 7

My servant Moses is not so; he is trusted in all My house;

ח פֶּה אֶל-פֶּה אֲדַבֶּר-בּוֹ, וּמַרְאֶה וְלֹא בְחִידֹת, וּתְמֻנַת יְהוָה, יַבִּיט; וּמַדּוּעַ לֹא יְרֵאתֶם, לְדַבֵּר בְּעַבְדִּי בְמֹשֶׁה. 8

with him do I speak mouth to mouth, even manifestly, and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of jehovah doth he behold; wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against My servant, against Moses?’

ט וַיִּחַר-אַף יְהוָה בָּם, וַיֵּלַךְ. 9

And the anger of jehovah was kindled against them; and He departed.

י וְהֶעָנָן, סָר מֵעַל הָאֹהֶל, וְהִנֵּה מִרְיָם, מְצֹרַעַת כַּשָּׁלֶג; וַיִּפֶן אַהֲרֹן אֶל-מִרְיָם, וְהִנֵּה מְצֹרָעַת. 10

And when the cloud was removed from over the Tent, behold, Miriam was leprous, as white as snow; and Aaron looked upon Miriam; and, behold, she was leprous.

יא וַיֹּאמֶר אַהֲרֹן, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה: בִּי אֲדֹנִי–אַל-נָא תָשֵׁת עָלֵינוּ חַטָּאת, אֲשֶׁר נוֹאַלְנוּ וַאֲשֶׁר חָטָאנוּ. 11

And Aaron said unto Moses:

‘Oh my lord, lay not, I pray thee, sin upon us, for that we have done foolishly, and for that we have sinned.

יב אַל-נָא תְהִי, כַּמֵּת, אֲשֶׁר בְּצֵאתוֹ מֵרֶחֶם אִמּוֹ, וַיֵּאָכֵל חֲצִי בְשָׂרוֹ. 12

Let her not, I pray, be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother’s womb.’

יג וַיִּצְעַק מֹשֶׁה, אֶל-יְהוָה לֵאמֹר: אֵל, נָא רְפָא נָא לָהּ. {פ} 13

And Moses cried unto jehovah, saying:

‘Heal her now, O God, I beseech Thee.’ {P}

יד וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, וְאָבִיהָ יָרֹק יָרַק בְּפָנֶיהָ–הֲלֹא תִכָּלֵם, שִׁבְעַת יָמִים; תִּסָּגֵר שִׁבְעַת יָמִים, מִחוּץ לַמַּחֲנֶה, וְאַחַר, תֵּאָסֵף. 14

And jehovah said unto Moses:

‘If her father had but spit in her face, should she not hide in shame seven days? let her be shut up without the camp seven days, and after that she shall be brought in again.’

טו וַתִּסָּגֵר מִרְיָם מִחוּץ לַמַּחֲנֶה, שִׁבְעַת יָמִים; וְהָעָם לֹא נָסַע, עַד-הֵאָסֵף מִרְיָם. 15

And Miriam was shut up without the camp seven days; and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.

טז וְאַחַר נָסְעוּ הָעָם, מֵחֲצֵרוֹת; וַיַּחֲנוּ, בְּמִדְבַּר פָּארָן. {פ} 16

And afterward the people journeyed from Hazeroth, and pitched in the wilderness of Paran. {P}

Chapter 13

א וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר. 1

And jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying:

ב שְׁלַח-לְךָ אֲנָשִׁים, וְיָתֻרוּ אֶת-אֶרֶץ כְּנַעַן, אֲשֶׁר-אֲנִי נֹתֵן, לִבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל: אִישׁ אֶחָד אִישׁ אֶחָד לְמַטֵּה אֲבֹתָיו, תִּשְׁלָחוּ–כֹּל, נָשִׂיא בָהֶם. 2

‘Send thou men, that they may spy out the land of Canaan, which I give unto the sons of Israel; of every tribe of their fathers shall ye send a man, every one a prince among them.’

ג וַיִּשְׁלַח אֹתָם מֹשֶׁה מִמִּדְבַּר פָּארָן, עַל-פִּי יְהוָה: כֻּלָּם אֲנָשִׁים, רָאשֵׁי בְנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל הֵמָּה. 3

And Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran according to the commandment of jehovah; all of them men who were heads of the sons of Israel.

ד וְאֵלֶּה, שְׁמוֹתָם: לְמַטֵּה רְאוּבֵן, שַׁמּוּעַ בֶּן-זַכּוּר. 4

And these were their names:

of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur.

ה לְמַטֵּה שִׁמְעוֹן, שָׁפָט בֶּן-חוֹרִי. 5

Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori.

ו לְמַטֵּה יְהוּדָה, כָּלֵב בֶּן-יְפֻנֶּה. 6

Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

ז לְמַטֵּה יִשָּׂשכָר, יִגְאָל בֶּן-יוֹסֵף. 7

Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph.

ח לְמַטֵּה אֶפְרָיִם, הוֹשֵׁעַ בִּן-נוּן. 8

Of the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea the son of Nun.

ט לְמַטֵּה בִנְיָמִן, פַּלְטִי בֶּן-רָפוּא. 9

Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu.

י לְמַטֵּה זְבוּלֻן, גַּדִּיאֵל בֶּן-סוֹדִי. 10

Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi.

יא לְמַטֵּה יוֹסֵף, לְמַטֵּה מְנַשֶּׁה–גַּדִּי, בֶּן-סוּסִי. 11

Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi.

יב לְמַטֵּה דָן, עַמִּיאֵל בֶּן-גְּמַלִּי. 12

Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli.

יג לְמַטֵּה אָשֵׁר, סְתוּר בֶּן-מִיכָאֵל. 13

Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael.

יד לְמַטֵּה נַפְתָּלִי, נַחְבִּי בֶּן-וָפְסִי. 14

Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi.

טו לְמַטֵּה גָד, גְּאוּאֵל בֶּן-מָכִי. 15

Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi.

טז אֵלֶּה שְׁמוֹת הָאֲנָשִׁים, אֲשֶׁר-שָׁלַח מֹשֶׁה לָתוּר אֶת-הָאָרֶץ; וַיִּקְרָא מֹשֶׁה לְהוֹשֵׁעַ בִּן-נוּן, יְהוֹשֻׁעַ. 16

These are the names of the men that Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Hoshea the son of Nun Joshua.

יז וַיִּשְׁלַח אֹתָם מֹשֶׁה, לָתוּר אֶת-אֶרֶץ כְּנָעַן; וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם, עֲלוּ זֶה בַּנֶּגֶב, וַעֲלִיתֶם, אֶת-הָהָר. 17

And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them:

‘Get you up here into the South, and go up into the mountains;

יח וּרְאִיתֶם אֶת-הָאָרֶץ, מַה-הִוא; וְאֶת-הָעָם, הַיֹּשֵׁב עָלֶיהָ–הֶחָזָק הוּא הֲרָפֶה, הַמְעַט הוּא אִם-רָב. 18

and see the land, what it is; and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they are strong or weak, whether they are few or many;

יט וּמָה הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר-הוּא יֹשֵׁב בָּהּ–הֲטוֹבָה הִוא, אִם-רָעָה; וּמָה הֶעָרִים, אֲשֶׁר-הוּא יוֹשֵׁב בָּהֵנָּה–הַבְּמַחֲנִים, אִם בְּמִבְצָרִים. 19

and what the land is that they dwell in, whether it is good or bad; and what cities they are that they dwell in, whether in camps, or in strongholds;

כ וּמָה הָאָרֶץ הַשְּׁמֵנָה הִוא אִם-רָזָה, הֲיֵשׁ-בָּהּ עֵץ אִם-אַיִן, וְהִתְחַזַּקְתֶּם, וּלְקַחְתֶּם מִפְּרִי הָאָרֶץ; וְהַיָּמִים–יְמֵי, בִּכּוּרֵי עֲנָבִים. 20

and what the land is, whether it is fat or lean, whether there is wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land.’–

Now the time was the time of the first-ripe grapes.–

כא וַיַּעֲלוּ, וַיָּתֻרוּ אֶת-הָאָרֶץ, מִמִּדְבַּר-צִן עַד-רְחֹב, לְבֹא חֲמָת. 21

So they went up, and spied out the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, at the entrance to Hamath.

כב וַיַּעֲלוּ בַנֶּגֶב, וַיָּבֹא עַד-חֶבְרוֹן, וְשָׁם אֲחִימַן שֵׁשַׁי וְתַלְמַי, יְלִידֵי הָעֲנָק; וְחֶבְרוֹן, שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים נִבְנְתָה, לִפְנֵי, צֹעַן מִצְרָיִם. 22 And they went up into the South, and came unto Hebron; and Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the sons of Anak, were there.–

Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.–

כג וַיָּבֹאוּ עַד-נַחַל אֶשְׁכֹּל, וַיִּכְרְתוּ מִשָּׁם זְמוֹרָה וְאֶשְׁכּוֹל עֲנָבִים אֶחָד, וַיִּשָּׂאֻהוּ בַמּוֹט, בִּשְׁנָיִם; וּמִן-הָרִמֹּנִים, וּמִן-הַתְּאֵנִים. 23

And they came unto the valley of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bore it upon a pole between two; they took also of the pomegranates, and of the figs.–

כד לַמָּקוֹם הַהוּא, קָרָא נַחַל אֶשְׁכּוֹל, עַל אֹדוֹת הָאֶשְׁכּוֹל, אֲשֶׁר-כָּרְתוּ מִשָּׁם בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. 24

That place was called the valley of Eshcol, because of the cluster which the sons of Israel cut down from thence.–

כה וַיָּשֻׁבוּ, מִתּוּר הָאָרֶץ, מִקֵּץ, אַרְבָּעִים יוֹם. 25

And they returned from spying out the land at the end of forty days.

כו וַיֵּלְכוּ וַיָּבֹאוּ אֶל-מֹשֶׁה וְאֶל-אַהֲרֹן וְאֶל-כָּל-עֲדַת בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, אֶל-מִדְבַּר פָּארָן–קָדֵשָׁה; וַיָּשִׁיבוּ אֹתָם דָּבָר וְאֶת-כָּל-הָעֵדָה, וַיַּרְאוּם אֶת-פְּרִי הָאָרֶץ. 26

And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land.

כז וַיְסַפְּרוּ-לוֹ, וַיֹּאמְרוּ, בָּאנוּ, אֶל-הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר שְׁלַחְתָּנוּ; וְגַם זָבַת חָלָב וּדְבַשׁ, הִוא–וְזֶה-פִּרְיָהּ. 27

And they told him, and said:

‘We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.

כח אֶפֶס כִּי-עַז הָעָם, הַיֹּשֵׁב בָּאָרֶץ; וְהֶעָרִים, בְּצֻרוֹת גְּדֹלֹת מְאֹד, וְגַם-יְלִדֵי הָעֲנָק, רָאִינוּ שָׁם. 28

Howbeit the people that dwell in the land are fierce, and the cities are fortified, and very great; and moreover we saw the sons of Anak there.

כט עֲמָלֵק יוֹשֵׁב, בְּאֶרֶץ הַנֶּגֶב; וְהַחִתִּי וְהַיְבוּסִי וְהָאֱמֹרִי, יוֹשֵׁב בָּהָר, וְהַכְּנַעֲנִי יוֹשֵׁב עַל-הַיָּם, וְעַל יַד הַיַּרְדֵּן. 29

Amalek dwelleth in the land of the South; and the Hittite, and the Jebusite, and the Amorite, dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanite dwelleth by the sea, and along by the side of the Jordan.’

ל וַיַּהַס כָּלֵב אֶת-הָעָם, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה; וַיֹּאמֶר, עָלֹה נַעֲלֶה וְיָרַשְׁנוּ אֹתָהּ–כִּי-יָכוֹל נוּכַל, לָהּ. 30

And Caleb stilled the people toward Moses, and said:

‘We should go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.’

לא וְהָאֲנָשִׁים אֲשֶׁר-עָלוּ עִמּוֹ, אָמְרוּ, לֹא נוּכַל, לַעֲלוֹת אֶל-הָעָם: כִּי-חָזָק הוּא, מִמֶּנּוּ. 31

But the men that went up with him said:

‘We are not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.’

לב וַיֹּצִיאוּ דִּבַּת הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר תָּרוּ אֹתָהּ, אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, לֵאמֹר: הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר עָבַרְנוּ בָהּ לָתוּר אֹתָהּ, אֶרֶץ אֹכֶלֶת יוֹשְׁבֶיהָ הִוא, וְכָל-הָעָם אֲשֶׁר-רָאִינוּ בְתוֹכָהּ, אַנְשֵׁי מִדּוֹת. 32

And they spread an evil report of the land which they had spied out unto the sons of Israel, saying:

‘The land, through which we have passed to spy it out, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of great stature.

לג וְשָׁם רָאִינוּ, אֶת-הַנְּפִילִים בְּנֵי עֲנָק–מִן-הַנְּפִלִים; וַנְּהִי בְעֵינֵינוּ כַּחֲגָבִים, וְכֵן הָיִינוּ בְּעֵינֵיהֶם. 33

And there we saw the Nephilim, the sons of Anak, who come of the Nephilim; and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.’

Chapter 14

א וַתִּשָּׂא, כָּל-הָעֵדָה, וַיִּתְּנוּ, אֶת-קוֹלָם; וַיִּבְכּוּ הָעָם, בַּלַּיְלָה הַהוּא. 1

And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.

ב וַיִּלֹּנוּ עַל-מֹשֶׁה וְעַל-אַהֲרֹן, כֹּל בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל; וַיֹּאמְרוּ אֲלֵהֶם כָּל-הָעֵדָה, לוּ-מַתְנוּ בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם, אוֹ בַּמִּדְבָּר הַזֶּה, לוּ-מָתְנוּ. 2

And all the sons of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron; and the whole congregation said unto them:

‘Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would we had died in this wilderness!

ג וְלָמָה יְהוָה מֵבִיא אֹתָנוּ אֶל-הָאָרֶץ הַזֹּאת, לִנְפֹּל בַּחֶרֶב–נָשֵׁינוּ וְטַפֵּנוּ, יִהְיוּ לָבַז; הֲלוֹא טוֹב לָנוּ, שׁוּב מִצְרָיְמָה. 3

And wherefore doth jehovah bring us unto this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will be a prey; were it not better for us to return into Egypt?’

ד וַיֹּאמְרוּ, אִישׁ אֶל-אָחִיו: נִתְּנָה רֹאשׁ, וְנָשׁוּבָה מִצְרָיְמָה. 4

And they said one to another:

‘Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.’

ה וַיִּפֹּל מֹשֶׁה וְאַהֲרֹן, עַל-פְּנֵיהֶם, לִפְנֵי, כָּל-קְהַל עֲדַת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. 5

Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the sons of Israel.

ו וִיהוֹשֻׁעַ בִּן-נוּן, וְכָלֵב בֶּן-יְפֻנֶּה, מִן-הַתָּרִים, אֶת-הָאָרֶץ–קָרְעוּ, בִּגְדֵיהֶם. 6

And Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were of them that spied out the land, rent their clothes.

ז וַיֹּאמְרוּ, אֶל-כָּל-עֲדַת בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל לֵאמֹר: הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר עָבַרְנוּ בָהּ לָתוּר אֹתָהּ–טוֹבָה הָאָרֶץ, מְאֹד מְאֹד. 7

And they spoke unto all the congregation of the sons of Israel, saying:

‘The land, which we passed through to spy it out, is an exceeding good land.

ח אִם-חָפֵץ בָּנוּ, יְהוָה–וְהֵבִיא אֹתָנוּ אֶל-הָאָרֶץ הַזֹּאת, וּנְתָנָהּ לָנוּ: אֶרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר-הִוא זָבַת חָלָב וּדְבָשׁ. 8

If jehovah delight in us, then He will bring us into this land, and give it unto us–

a land which floweth with milk and honey.

ט אַךְ בַּיהוָה, אַל-תִּמְרֹדוּ, וְאַתֶּם אַל-תִּירְאוּ אֶת-עַם הָאָרֶץ, כִּי לַחְמֵנוּ הֵם; סָר צִלָּם מֵעֲלֵיהֶם וַיהוָה אִתָּנוּ, אַל-תִּירָאֻם. 9

Only rebel not against jehovah, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us; their defence is removed from over them, and jehovah is with us; fear them not.’

י וַיֹּאמְרוּ, כָּל-הָעֵדָה, לִרְגּוֹם אֹתָם, בָּאֲבָנִים; וּכְבוֹד יְהוָה, נִרְאָה בְּאֹהֶל מוֹעֵד, אֶל-כָּל-בְּנֵי, יִשְׂרָאֵל. {פ} 10

But all the congregation bade stone them with stones, when the glory of jehovah appeared in the tent of meeting unto all the sons of Israel. {P}

יא וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, עַד-אָנָה יְנַאֲצֻנִי הָעָם הַזֶּה; וְעַד-אָנָה, לֹא-יַאֲמִינוּ בִי, בְּכֹל הָאֹתוֹת, אֲשֶׁר עָשִׂיתִי בְּקִרְבּוֹ. 11

And jehovah said unto Moses:

‘How long will this people despise Me? and how long will they not believe in Me, for all the signs which I have wrought among them?

יב אַכֶּנּוּ בַדֶּבֶר, וְאוֹרִשֶׁנּוּ; וְאֶעֱשֶׂה, אֹתְךָ, לְגוֹי-גָּדוֹל וְעָצוּם, מִמֶּנּוּ. 12

I will smite them with the pestilence, and destroy them, and will make of thee a nation greater and mightier than they.’

יג וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה, אֶל-יְהוָה: וְשָׁמְעוּ מִצְרַיִם, כִּי-הֶעֱלִיתָ בְכֹחֲךָ אֶת-הָעָם הַזֶּה מִקִּרְבּוֹ. 13

And Moses said unto jehovah:

‘When the Egyptians shall hear–

for Thou broughtest up this people in Thy might from among them–

יד וְאָמְרוּ, אֶל-יוֹשֵׁב הָאָרֶץ הַזֹּאת, שָׁמְעוּ כִּי-אַתָּה יְהוָה, בְּקֶרֶב הָעָם הַזֶּה: אֲשֶׁר-עַיִן בְּעַיִן נִרְאָה אַתָּה יְהוָה, וַעֲנָנְךָ עֹמֵד עֲלֵהֶם, וּבְעַמֻּד עָנָן אַתָּה הֹלֵךְ לִפְנֵיהֶם יוֹמָם, וּבְעַמּוּד אֵשׁ לָיְלָה. 14

they will say to the inhabitants of this land, who have heard that Thou jehovah art in the midst of this people; inasmuch as Thou jehovah art seen face to face, and Thy cloud standeth over them, and Thou goest before them, in a pillar of cloud by day, and in a pillar of fire by night;

טו וְהֵמַתָּה אֶת-הָעָם הַזֶּה, כְּאִישׁ אֶחָד; וְאָמְרוּ, הַגּוֹיִם, אֲשֶׁר-שָׁמְעוּ אֶת-שִׁמְעֲךָ, לֵאמֹר. 15

now if Thou shalt kill this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of Thee will speak, saying:

טז מִבִּלְתִּי יְכֹלֶת יְהוָה, לְהָבִיא אֶת-הָעָם הַזֶּה, אֶל-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר-נִשְׁבַּע לָהֶם; וַיִּשְׁחָטֵם, בַּמִּדְבָּר. 16

Because jehovah was not able to bring this people into the land which He swore unto them, therefore He hath slain them in the wilderness.

יז וְעַתָּה, יִגְדַּל-נָא כֹּחַ אֲדֹנָי, כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבַּרְתָּ, לֵאמֹר. 17

And now, I pray Thee, let the power of jehovah be great, according as Thou hast spoken, saying:

יח יְהוָה, אֶרֶךְ אַפַּיִם וְרַב-חֶסֶד, נֹשֵׂא עָו‍ֹן, וָפָשַׁע; וְנַקֵּה, לֹא יְנַקֶּה–פֹּקֵד עֲו‍ֹן אָבוֹת עַל-בָּנִים, עַל-שִׁלֵּשִׁים וְעַל-רִבֵּעִים. 18 Jehovah is slow to anger, and plenteous in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons, upon the third and upon the fourth generation.

יט סְלַח-נָא, לַעֲו‍ֹן הָעָם הַזֶּה–כְּגֹדֶל חַסְדֶּךָ; וְכַאֲשֶׁר נָשָׂאתָה לָעָם הַזֶּה, מִמִּצְרַיִם וְעַד-הֵנָּה. 19

Pardon, I pray Thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of Thy lovingkindness, and according as Thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.’

כ וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה, סָלַחְתִּי כִּדְבָרֶךָ. 20

And jehovah said:

‘I have pardoned according to thy word.

כא וְאוּלָם, חַי-אָנִי: וְיִמָּלֵא כְבוֹד-יְהוָה, אֶת-כָּל-הָאָרֶץ. 21

But in very deed, as I live–

and all the earth shall be filled with the glory of jehovah–

כב כִּי כָל-הָאֲנָשִׁים, הָרֹאִים אֶת-כְּבֹדִי וְאֶת-אֹתֹתַי, אֲשֶׁר-עָשִׂיתִי בְמִצְרַיִם, וּבַמִּדְבָּר; וַיְנַסּוּ אֹתִי, זֶה עֶשֶׂר פְּעָמִים, וְלֹא שָׁמְעוּ, בְּקוֹלִי. 22

surely all those men that have seen My glory, and My signs, which I wrought in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have put Me to proof these ten times, and have not hearkened to My voice;

כג אִם-יִרְאוּ, אֶת-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּעְתִּי, לַאֲבֹתָם; וְכָל-מְנַאֲצַי, לֹא יִרְאוּהָ. 23

surely they shall not see the land which I swore unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that despised Me see it.

כד וְעַבְדִּי כָלֵב, עֵקֶב הָיְתָה רוּחַ אַחֶרֶת עִמּוֹ, וַיְמַלֵּא, אַחֲרָי–וַהֲבִיאֹתִיו, אֶל-הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר-בָּא שָׁמָּה, וְזַרְעוֹ, יוֹרִשֶׁנָּה. 24

But My servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed Me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.

כה וְהָעֲמָלֵקִי וְהַכְּנַעֲנִי, יוֹשֵׁב בָּעֵמֶק; מָחָר, פְּנוּ וּסְעוּ לָכֶם הַמִּדְבָּר–דֶּרֶךְ יַם-סוּף. {פ} 25

Now the Amalekite and the Canaanite dwell in the Vale; tomorrow turn ye, and get you into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea.’ {P}

כו וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה וְאֶל-אַהֲרֹן לֵאמֹר. 26

And jehovah spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying:

כז עַד-מָתַי, לָעֵדָה הָרָעָה הַזֹּאת, אֲשֶׁר הֵמָּה מַלִּינִים, עָלָי; אֶת-תְּלֻנּוֹת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, אֲשֶׁר הֵמָּה מַלִּינִים עָלַי–שָׁמָעְתִּי. 27

‘How long shall I bear with this evil community that keep murmuring against Me? I have heard the murmurings of the sons of Israel, which they keep murmuring against Me.

כח אֱמֹר אֲלֵהֶם, חַי-אָנִי נְאֻם-יְהוָה, אִם-לֹא, כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבַּרְתֶּם בְּאָזְנָי: כֵּן, אֶעֱשֶׂה לָכֶם. 28

Say unto them:

As I live, saith jehovah, surely as ye have spoken in Mine ears, so will I do to you:

כט בַּמִּדְבָּר הַזֶּה יִפְּלוּ פִגְרֵיכֶם וְכָל-פְּקֻדֵיכֶם, לְכָל-מִסְפַּרְכֶם, מִבֶּן עֶשְׂרִים שָׁנָה, וָמָעְלָה: אֲשֶׁר הֲלִינֹתֶם, עָלָי. 29

your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness, and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, ye that have murmured against Me;

ל אִם-אַתֶּם, תָּבֹאוּ אֶל-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר נָשָׂאתִי אֶת-יָדִי, לְשַׁכֵּן אֶתְכֶם בָּהּ–כִּי אִם-כָּלֵב בֶּן-יְפֻנֶּה, וִיהוֹשֻׁעַ בִּן-נוּן. 30

surely ye shall not come into the land, concerning which I lifted up My hand that I would make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.

לא וְטַפְּכֶם–אֲשֶׁר אֲמַרְתֶּם, לָבַז יִהְיֶה: וְהֵבֵיאתִי אֹתָם–וְיָדְעוּ אֶת-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר מְאַסְתֶּם בָּהּ. 31

But your little ones, that ye said would be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have rejected.

לב וּפִגְרֵיכֶם, אַתֶּם–יִפְּלוּ, בַּמִּדְבָּר הַזֶּה. 32

But as for you, your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness.

לג וּבְנֵיכֶם יִהְיוּ רֹעִים בַּמִּדְבָּר, אַרְבָּעִים שָׁנָה, וְנָשְׂאוּ, אֶת-זְנוּתֵיכֶם–עַד-תֹּם פִּגְרֵיכֶם, בַּמִּדְבָּר. 33

And your sons shall be wanderers in the wilderness forty years, and shall bear your strayings, until your carcasses be consumed in the wilderness.

לד בְּמִסְפַּר הַיָּמִים אֲשֶׁר-תַּרְתֶּם אֶת-הָאָרֶץ, אַרְבָּעִים יוֹם–יוֹם לַשָּׁנָה יוֹם לַשָּׁנָה תִּשְׂאוּ אֶת-עֲו‍ֹנֹתֵיכֶם, אַרְבָּעִים שָׁנָה; וִידַעְתֶּם, אֶת-תְּנוּאָתִי. 34

After the number of the days in which ye spied out the land, even forty days, for every day a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know My displeasure.

לה אֲנִי יְהוָה, דִּבַּרְתִּי, אִם-לֹא זֹאת אֶעֱשֶׂה לְכָל-הָעֵדָה הָרָעָה הַזֹּאת, הַנּוֹעָדִים עָלָי; בַּמִּדְבָּר הַזֶּה יִתַּמּוּ, וְשָׁם יָמֻתוּ. 35

I jehovah have spoken, surely this will I do unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against Me; in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.’

לו וְהָאֲנָשִׁים, אֲשֶׁר-שָׁלַח מֹשֶׁה לָתוּר אֶת-הָאָרֶץ; וַיָּשֻׁבוּ, וילונו (וַיַּלִּינוּ) עָלָיו אֶת-כָּל-הָעֵדָה, לְהוֹצִיא דִבָּה, עַל-הָאָרֶץ. 36

And the men, whom Moses sent to spy out the land, and who, when they returned, made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up an evil report against the land,

לז וַיָּמֻתוּ, הָאֲנָשִׁים, מוֹצִאֵי דִבַּת-הָאָרֶץ, רָעָה–בַּמַּגֵּפָה, לִפְנֵי יְהוָה. 37

even those men that did bring up an evil report of the land, died by the plague before jehovah.

לח וִיהוֹשֻׁעַ בִּן-נוּן, וְכָלֵב בֶּן-יְפֻנֶּה, חָיוּ מִן-הָאֲנָשִׁים הָהֵם, הַהֹלְכִים לָתוּר אֶת-הָאָרֶץ. 38

But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, remained alive of those men that went to spy out the land.

לט וַיְדַבֵּר מֹשֶׁה אֶת-הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה, אֶל-כָּל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל; וַיִּתְאַבְּלוּ הָעָם, מְאֹד. 39

And Moses told these words unto all the sons of Israel; and the people mourned greatly.

מ וַיַּשְׁכִּמוּ בַבֹּקֶר, וַיַּעֲלוּ אֶל-רֹאשׁ-הָהָר לֵאמֹר: הִנֶּנּוּ, וְעָלִינוּ אֶל-הַמָּקוֹם אֲשֶׁר-אָמַר יְהוָה–כִּי חָטָאנוּ. 40

And they rose up early in the morning, and got them up to the top of the mountain, saying:

‘Lo, we are here, and will go up unto the place which jehovah hath promised; for we have sinned.’

מא וַיֹּאמֶר מֹשֶׁה, לָמָּה זֶּה אַתֶּם עֹבְרִים אֶת-פִּי יְהוָה; וְהִוא, לֹא תִצְלָח. 41

And Moses said:

‘Wherefore now do ye transgress the commandment of jehovah, seeing it shall not prosper?

מב אַל-תַּעֲלוּ, כִּי אֵין יְהוָה בְּקִרְבְּכֶם; וְלֹא, תִּנָּגְפוּ, לִפְנֵי, אֹיְבֵיכֶם. 42

Go not up, for jehovah is not among you; that ye be not smitten down before your enemies.

מג כִּי הָעֲמָלֵקִי וְהַכְּנַעֲנִי שָׁם לִפְנֵיכֶם, וּנְפַלְתֶּם בֶּחָרֶב: כִּי-עַל-כֵּן שַׁבְתֶּם מֵאַחֲרֵי יְהוָה, וְלֹא-יִהְיֶה יְהוָה עִמָּכֶם. 43

For there the Amalekite and the Canaanite are before you, and ye shall fall by the sword; forasmuch as ye are turned back from following jehovah, and jehovah will not be with you.’

מד וַיַּעְפִּלוּ, לַעֲלוֹת אֶל-רֹאשׁ הָהָר; וַאֲרוֹן בְּרִית-יְהוָה וּמֹשֶׁה, לֹא-מָשׁוּ מִקֶּרֶב הַמַּחֲנֶה. 44

But they presumed to go up to the top of the mountain; nevertheless the ark of the covenant of jehovah, and Moses, departed not out of the camp.

מה וַיֵּרֶד הָעֲמָלֵקִי וְהַכְּנַעֲנִי, הַיֹּשֵׁב בָּהָר הַהוּא; וַיַּכּוּם וַיַּכְּתוּם, עַד-הַחָרְמָה. {פ} 45

Then the Amalekite and the Canaanite, who dwelt in that hill-country, came down, and smote them and beat them down, even unto Hormah. {P}

Chapter 15

א וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר. 1

And jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying:

ב דַּבֵּר אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם: כִּי תָבֹאוּ, אֶל-אֶרֶץ מוֹשְׁבֹתֵיכֶם, אֲשֶׁר אֲנִי, נֹתֵן לָכֶם. 2

Speak unto the sons of Israel, and say unto them:

When ye are come into the land of your habitations, which I give unto you,

ג וַעֲשִׂיתֶם אִשֶּׁה לַיהוָה, עֹלָה אוֹ-זֶבַח, לְפַלֵּא-נֶדֶר אוֹ בִנְדָבָה, אוֹ בְּמֹעֲדֵיכֶם–לַעֲשׂוֹת רֵיחַ נִיחֹחַ, לַיהוָה, מִן-הַבָּקָר, אוֹ מִן-הַצֹּאן .3

and will make an offering by fire unto jehovah, a burnt-offering, or a sacrifice, in fulfilment of a vow clearly uttered, or as a freewill-offering, or in your appointed seasons, to make a sweet savour unto jehovah, of the herd, or of the flock;

ד וְהִקְרִיב הַמַּקְרִיב קָרְבָּנוֹ, לַיהוָה–מִנְחָה, סֹלֶת עִשָּׂרוֹן, בָּלוּל, בִּרְבִעִית הַהִין שָׁמֶן. 4

then shall he that bringeth his offering present unto jehovah a meal-offering of a tenth part of an ephah of fine flour mingled with the fourth part of a hin of oil;

ה וְיַיִן לַנֶּסֶךְ רְבִיעִית הַהִין, תַּעֲשֶׂה עַל-הָעֹלָה אוֹ לַזָּבַח–לַכֶּבֶשׂ, הָאֶחָד. 5

and wine for the drink-offering, the fourth part of a hin, shalt thou prepare with the burnt-offering or for the sacrifice, for each lamb.

ו אוֹ לָאַיִל תַּעֲשֶׂה מִנְחָה, סֹלֶת שְׁנֵי עֶשְׂרֹנִים, בְּלוּלָה בַשֶּׁמֶן, שְׁלִשִׁית הַהִין. 6

Or for a ram, thou shalt prepare for a meal-offering two tenth parts of an ephah of fine flour mingled with the third part of a hin of oil;

ז וְיַיִן לַנֶּסֶךְ, שְׁלִשִׁית הַהִין–תַּקְרִיב רֵיחַ-נִיחֹחַ, לַיהוָה. 7

and for the drink-offering thou shalt present the third part of a hin of wine, of a sweet savour unto jehovah.

ח וְכִי-תַעֲשֶׂה בֶן-בָּקָר, עֹלָה אוֹ-זָבַח, לְפַלֵּא-נֶדֶר אוֹ-שְׁלָמִים, לַיהוָה. 8

And when thou preparest a bullock for a burnt-offering, or for a sacrifice, in fulfilment of a vow clearly uttered, or for peace-offerings unto jehovah;

ט וְהִקְרִיב עַל-בֶּן-הַבָּקָר מִנְחָה, סֹלֶת שְׁלֹשָׁה עֶשְׂרֹנִים, בָּלוּל בַּשֶּׁמֶן, חֲצִי הַהִין. 9

then shall there be presented with the bullock a meal-offering of three tenth parts of an ephah of fine flour mingled with half a hin of oil.

י וְיַיִן תַּקְרִיב לַנֶּסֶךְ, חֲצִי הַהִין–אִשֵּׁה רֵיחַ-נִיחֹחַ, לַיהוָה. 10

And thou shalt present for the drink-offering half a hin of wine, for an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto jehovah.

יא כָּכָה יֵעָשֶׂה, לַשּׁוֹר הָאֶחָד, אוֹ, לָאַיִל הָאֶחָד; אוֹ-לַשֶּׂה בַכְּבָשִׂים, אוֹ בָעִזִּים. 11

Thus shall it be done for each bullock, or for each ram, or for each of the he-lambs, or of the kids.

יב כַּמִּסְפָּר, אֲשֶׁר תַּעֲשׂוּ–כָּכָה תַּעֲשׂוּ לָאֶחָד, כְּמִסְפָּרָם. 12

According to the number that ye may prepare, so shall ye do for every one according to their number.

יג כָּל-הָאֶזְרָח יַעֲשֶׂה-כָּכָה, אֶת-אֵלֶּה, לְהַקְרִיב אִשֵּׁה רֵיחַ-נִיחֹחַ, לַיהוָה. 13

All that are home-born shall do these things after this manner, in presenting an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto jehovah.

יד וְכִי-יָגוּר אִתְּכֶם גֵּר אוֹ אֲשֶׁר-בְּתוֹכְכֶם, לְדֹרֹתֵיכֶם, וְעָשָׂה אִשֵּׁה רֵיחַ-נִיחֹחַ, לַיהוָה–כַּאֲשֶׁר תַּעֲשׂוּ, כֵּן יַעֲשֶׂה. 14

And if a stranger sojourn with you, or whosoever may be among you, throughout your generations, and will offer an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto jehovah; as ye do, so he shall do.

טו הַקָּהָל, חֻקָּה אַחַת לָכֶם וְלַגֵּר הַגָּר: חֻקַּת עוֹלָם לְדֹרֹתֵיכֶם, כָּכֶם כַּגֵּר יִהְיֶה לִפְנֵי יְהוָה. 15

As for the congregation, there shall be one statute both for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you, a statute for ever throughout your generations; as ye are, so shall the stranger be before jehovah.

טז תּוֹרָה אַחַת וּמִשְׁפָּט אֶחָד, יִהְיֶה לָכֶם, וְלַגֵּר, הַגָּר אִתְּכֶם. {פ} 16

One law and one ordinance shall be both for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you. {P}

יז וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה לֵּאמֹר. 17

And jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying:

יח דַּבֵּר אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְאָמַרְתָּ אֲלֵהֶם: בְּבֹאֲכֶם, אֶל-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר אֲנִי מֵבִיא אֶתְכֶם, שָׁמָּה. 18

Speak unto the sons of Israel, and say unto them:

When ye come into the land whither I bring you,

יט וְהָיָה, בַּאֲכָלְכֶם מִלֶּחֶם הָאָרֶץ–תָּרִימוּ תְרוּמָה, לַיהוָה. 19

then it shall be, that, when ye eat of the bread of the land, ye shall set apart a portion for a gift unto jehovah.

כ רֵאשִׁית, עֲרִסֹתֵכֶם–חַלָּה, תָּרִימוּ תְרוּמָה: כִּתְרוּמַת גֹּרֶן, כֵּן תָּרִימוּ אֹתָהּ. 20

Of the first of your dough ye shall set apart a cake for a gift; as that which is set apart of the threshing-floor, so shall ye set it apart.

כא מֵרֵאשִׁית, עֲרִסֹתֵיכֶם, תִּתְּנוּ לַיהוָה, תְּרוּמָה–לְדֹרֹתֵיכֶם. {ס} 21

Of the first of your dough ye shall give unto jehovah a portion for a gift throughout your generations. {S}

כב וְכִי תִשְׁגּוּ–וְלֹא תַעֲשׂוּ, אֵת כָּל-הַמִּצְו‍ֹת הָאֵלֶּה: אֲשֶׁר-דִּבֶּר יְהוָה, אֶל-מֹשֶׁה. 22

And when ye shall err, and not observe all these commandments, which jehovah hath spoken unto Moses,

כג אֵת כָּל-אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְהוָה אֲלֵיכֶם, בְּיַד-מֹשֶׁה: מִן-הַיּוֹם אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְהוָה, וָהָלְאָה–לְדֹרֹתֵיכֶם. 23

even all that jehovah hath commanded you by the hand of Moses, from the day that jehovah gave commandment, and onward throughout your generations;

כד וְהָיָה, אִם מֵעֵינֵי הָעֵדָה נֶעֶשְׂתָה לִשְׁגָגָה, וְעָשׂוּ כָל-הָעֵדָה פַּר בֶּן-בָּקָר אֶחָד לְעֹלָה לְרֵיחַ נִיחֹחַ לַיהוָה, וּמִנְחָתוֹ וְנִסְכּוֹ כַּמִּשְׁפָּט; וּשְׂעִיר-עִזִּים אֶחָד, לְחַטָּת. 24

and it shall be, if it be done in error by the congregation, it being hid from their eyes, that all the congregation shall offer one young bullock for a burnt-offering, for a sweet savour unto jehovah–

with the meal-offering thereof, and the drink-offering thereof, according to the ordinance–

and one he-goat for a sin-offering.

כה וְכִפֶּר הַכֹּהֵן, עַל-כָּל-עֲדַת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל–וְנִסְלַח לָהֶם: כִּי-שְׁגָגָה הִוא–וְהֵם הֵבִיאוּ אֶת-קָרְבָּנָם אִשֶּׁה לַיהוָה וְחַטָּאתָם לִפְנֵי יְהוָה, עַל-שִׁגְגָתָם. 25

And the priest shall make atonement for all the congregation of the sons of Israel, and they shall be forgiven; for it was an error, and they have brought their offering, an offering made by fire unto jehovah, and their sin-offering before jehovah, for their error.

כו וְנִסְלַח, לְכָל-עֲדַת בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְלַגֵּר, הַגָּר בְּתוֹכָם: כִּי לְכָל-הָעָם, בִּשְׁגָגָה. {ס} 26

And all the congregation of the sons of Israel shall be forgiven, and the stranger that sojourneth among them; for in respect of all the people it was done in error. {S}

כז וְאִם-נֶפֶשׁ אַחַת, תֶּחֱטָא בִשְׁגָגָה–וְהִקְרִיבָה עֵז בַּת-שְׁנָתָהּ, לְחַטָּאת. 27

And if one person sin through error, then he shall offer a she-goat of the first year for a sin-offering.

כח וְכִפֶּר הַכֹּהֵן, עַל-הַנֶּפֶשׁ הַשֹּׁגֶגֶת בְּחֶטְאָה בִשְׁגָגָה–לִפְנֵי יְהוָה: לְכַפֵּר עָלָיו, וְנִסְלַח לוֹ. 28

And the priest shall make atonement for the soul that erreth, when he sinneth through error, before jehovah, to make atonement for him; and he shall be forgiven,

כט הָאֶזְרָח בִּבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְלַגֵּר הַגָּר בְּתוֹכָם–תּוֹרָה אַחַת יִהְיֶה לָכֶם, לָעֹשֶׂה בִּשְׁגָגָה. 29

both he that is home-born among the sons of Israel, and the stranger that sojourneth among them:

ye shall have one law for him that doeth aught in error.

ל וְהַנֶּפֶשׁ אֲשֶׁר-תַּעֲשֶׂה בְּיָד רָמָה, מִן-הָאֶזְרָח וּמִן-הַגֵּר–אֶת-יְהוָה, הוּא מְגַדֵּף; וְנִכְרְתָה הַנֶּפֶשׁ הַהִוא, מִקֶּרֶב עַמָּהּ. 30

But the soul that doeth aught with a high hand, whether he be home-born or a stranger, the same blasphemeth jehovah; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

לא כִּי דְבַר-יְהוָה בָּזָה, וְאֶת-מִצְוָתוֹ הֵפַר; הִכָּרֵת תִּכָּרֵת הַנֶּפֶשׁ הַהִוא, עֲו‍ֹנָה בָהּ. {פ} 31

Because he hath despised the word of jehovah, and hath broken His commandment; that soul shall utterly be cut off, his iniquity shall be upon him. {P}

לב וַיִּהְיוּ בְנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, בַּמִּדְבָּר; וַיִּמְצְאוּ, אִישׁ מְקֹשֵׁשׁ עֵצִים–בְּיוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת. 32

And while the sons of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks upon the sabbath day.

לג וַיַּקְרִיבוּ אֹתוֹ, הַמֹּצְאִים אֹתוֹ מְקֹשֵׁשׁ עֵצִים–אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, וְאֶל-אַהֲרֹן, וְאֶל, כָּל-הָעֵדָה. 33

And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and unto all the congregation.

לד וַיַּנִּיחוּ אֹתוֹ, בַּמִּשְׁמָר: כִּי לֹא פֹרַשׁ, מַה-יֵּעָשֶׂה לוֹ. {ס} 34

And they put him in ward, because it had not been declared what should be done to him. {S}

לה וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, מוֹת יוּמַת הָאִישׁ; רָגוֹם אֹתוֹ בָאֲבָנִים כָּל-הָעֵדָה, מִחוּץ לַמַּחֲנֶה. 35

And jehovah said unto Moses:

‘The man shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp.’

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