Numbers 20
American Standard Version
The Death of Miriam

1And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came into the wilderness of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there.

Water From the Rock

2And there was no water for the congregation: and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron. 3And the people strove with Moses, and spake, saying, Would that we had died when our brethren died before Jehovah! 4And why have ye brought the assembly of Jehovah into this wilderness, that we should die there, we and our beasts? 5And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink. 6And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tent of meeting, and fell upon their faces: and the glory of Jehovah appeared unto them. 7And Jehovah spake unto Moses, saying,

8Take the rod, and assemble the congregation, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes, that it give forth its water; and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock; so thou shalt give the congregation and their cattle drink.

9And Moses took the rod from before Jehovah, as he commanded him. 10And Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; shall we bring you forth water out of this rock? 11And Moses lifted up his hand, and smote the rock with his rod twice: and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their cattle. 12And Jehovah said unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed not in me, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them. 13These are the waters of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with Jehovah, and he was sanctified in them.

Edom Refuses Passage

14And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travail that hath befallen us: 15how our fathers went down into Egypt, and we dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians dealt ill with us, and our fathers: 16and when we cried unto Jehovah, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border. 17Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy land: we will not pass through field or through vineyard, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go along the king's highway; we will not turn aside to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy border.

18And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass through me, lest I come out with the sword against thee. 19And the children of Israel said unto him, We will go up by the highway; and if we drink of thy water, I and my cattle, then will I give the price thereof: let me only, without doing anything else , pass through on my feet. 20And he said, Thou shalt not pass through. And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a strong hand. 21Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.

The Death of Aaron

22And they journeyed from Kadesh: and the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came unto mount Hor.

23And Jehovah spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the border of the land of Edom, saying, 24Aaron shall be gathered unto his people; for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the waters of Meribah. 25Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor; 26and strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people , and shall die there. 27And Moses did as Jehovah commanded: and they went up into mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation. 28And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there on the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount. 29And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they wept for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.

Section Headings Courtesy INT Bible
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1. The children of Israel come to Zin, where Miriam dies.
2. They murmur for want of water
7. Moses smiting the rock, brings forth water at Meribah
14. Moses at Kadesh desires passage through Edom, which is denied him
22. At Mount Hor Aaron resigns his place to Eleazar, and dies
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Numbers 2: Order of the Camps

Numbers 3: The Sons of Aaron

Numbers 4: Duties of the Kohathites

Numbers 5: Cleansing the Camps

Numbers 6: The Nazarite Vow

Numbers 7: Offerings of Dedication

Numbers 8: The Seven Lamps

Numbers 9: The Second Passover

Numbers 10: The Two Silver Trumpets

Numbers 11: The People Complain

Numbers 12: The Murmuring of Miriam and Aaron

Numbers 13: Spies Sent to Canaan

Numbers 14: The People Rebel

Numbers 15: Laws About Sacrifices

Numbers 16: Korah's Rebellion

Numbers 17: Aaron's Staff Buds

Numbers 18: Duties of Priests and Levites

Numbers 19: Ashes of the Red Heifer

Numbers 20: The Death of Miriam

Numbers 21: Victory over the Canaanites

Numbers 22: Balak Summons Balaam

Numbers 23: Balaam's First Oracle

Numbers 24: Balaam's Third Oracle

Numbers 25: Baal Worship at Peor

Numbers 26: The Second Census of Israel

Numbers 27: The Daughters of Zelophehad

Numbers 28: The Daily Offerings

Numbers 29: The Feast of Trumpets

Numbers 30: Laws Concerning Vows

Numbers 31: Vengeance on Midian

Numbers 32: Reuben and Gad Ask for Gilead

Numbers 33: The Forty-Two Journeys of the Israelites

Numbers 34: The Boundaries of Canaan

Numbers 35: Forty-Eight Cities for the Levites

Numbers 36: Zelophehad's Daughters Marry

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