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Numbers 14-15

The People Rebel

14 Then all the congregation [a]lifted up their voices and cried, and the people wept [b]that night. All the sons of Israel (A)grumbled against Moses and Aaron; and the whole congregation said to them, “(B)Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness! Why is the Lord bringing us into this land, (C)to fall by the sword? (D)Our wives and our little ones will become plunder; would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?” So they said to one another, “(E)Let us appoint a leader and return to Egypt.”

(F)Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces in the presence of all the assembly of the congregation of the sons of Israel. Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, of those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes; and they spoke to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, saying, “(G)The land which we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. (H)If the Lord is pleased with us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us—(I)a land which flows with milk and honey. Only (J)do not rebel against the Lord; and do not (K)fear the people of the land, for they will be our [c]prey. Their [d]protection has been removed from them, and the Lord is with us; do not fear them.” 10 (L)But all the congregation said to stone them with stones. Then (M)the glory of the Lord appeared in the tent of meeting to all the sons of Israel.

Moses Pleads for the People

11 (N)The Lord said to Moses, “How long will this people spurn Me? And how long will (O)they not believe in Me, despite all the signs which I have performed in their midst? 12 I will smite them with [e](P)pestilence and dispossess them, and I (Q)will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they.”

13 (R)But Moses said to the Lord, “Then the Egyptians will hear of it, for by Your strength You brought up this people from their midst, 14 and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that You, O Lord, are in the midst of this people, for (S)You, O Lord, are seen eye to eye, while Your cloud stands over them; and You go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night. 15 Now if You slay this people as one man, (T)then the nations who have heard of Your fame will [f]say, 16 ‘Because the Lord (U)could not bring this people into the land which He promised them by oath, therefore He slaughtered them in the wilderness.’ 17 But now, I pray, let the power of the Lord be great, just as You have [g]declared, 18 (V)The Lord is slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but (W)He will by no means clear the guilty, (X)visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children [h]to the third and the fourth generations.’ 19 (Y)Pardon, I pray, the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of Your lovingkindness, just as You also have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.”

The Lord Pardons and Rebukes

20 So the Lord said, “(Z)I have pardoned them according to your word; 21 but indeed, (AA)as I live, [i](AB)all the earth will be filled with the glory of the Lord. 22 Surely (AC)all the men who have seen My glory and My signs which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet (AD)have put Me to the test these ten times and have not listened to My voice, 23 (AE)shall by no means see the land which I swore to their fathers, nor shall any of those who spurned Me see it. 24 But My servant Caleb, (AF)because he has had a different spirit and has followed Me fully, [j](AG)I will bring into the land [k]which he entered, and his [l]descendants shall take possession of it. 25 (AH)Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites live in the valleys; turn tomorrow and set out to the wilderness by the way of the [m]Red Sea.”

26 The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 27 “How long shall I bear with this evil congregation who are (AI)grumbling against Me? I have heard the complaints of the sons of Israel, which they are [n]making against Me. 28 Say to them, ‘(AJ)As I live,’ says the Lord, ‘just as (AK)you have spoken in My hearing, so I will surely do to you; 29 (AL)your corpses will fall in this wilderness, even all (AM)your [o]numbered men, according to your complete number from twenty years old and upward, who have grumbled against Me. 30 Surely you shall not come into the land in which I [p]swore to settle you, (AN)except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun. 31 (AO)Your children, however, whom you said would become a prey—I will bring them in, and they will know the land which you have rejected. 32 (AP)But as for you, your corpses will fall in this wilderness. 33 Your sons shall be shepherds for (AQ)forty years in the wilderness, and they will [q]suffer for your [r]unfaithfulness, until your corpses [s]lie in the wilderness. 34 According to the (AR)number of days which you spied out the land, forty days, for every day you shall bear your [t]guilt a year, even forty years, and you will know My opposition. 35 (AS)I, the Lord, have spoken, surely this I will do to all this evil congregation who are gathered together against Me. In this wilderness they shall be destroyed, and there they will die.’”

36 (AT)As for the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land and who returned and made all the congregation grumble against him by bringing out a bad report concerning the land, 37 even (AU)those men who brought out the very bad report of the land died by a (AV)plague before the Lord. 38 But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh remained alive out of those men who went to spy out the land.

Israel Repulsed

39 When Moses spoke (AW)these words to all the sons of Israel, (AX)the people mourned greatly. 40 In the morning, however, they rose up early and went up to the [u]ridge of the hill country, saying, “(AY)Here we are; [v]we have indeed sinned, but we will go up to the place which the Lord has promised.” 41 But Moses said, “(AZ)Why then are you transgressing the [w]commandment of the Lord, when it will not succeed? 42 (BA)Do not go up, or you will be struck down before your enemies, for the Lord is not among you. 43 For the Amalekites and the Canaanites will be there in front of you, and you will fall by the sword, inasmuch as you have turned back from following the Lord. And the Lord will not be with you.” 44 But they went up heedlessly to the [x]ridge of the hill country; neither (BB)the ark of the covenant of the Lord nor Moses left the camp. 45 Then the Amalekites and the Canaanites who lived in that hill country came down, and struck them and beat them down as far as (BC)Hormah.

Laws for Canaan

15 Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, (BD)Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you enter the land [y]where you are to live, which I am giving you, then make (BE)an offering by fire to the Lord, a burnt offering or a sacrifice to [z](BF)fulfill a special vow, or as a freewill offering or in your (BG)appointed times, to make a (BH)soothing aroma to the Lord, from the herd or from the flock. (BI)The one who presents his offering shall present to the Lord a grain offering of one-tenth of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-fourth of a [aa]hin of oil, and you shall prepare wine for the drink offering, one-fourth of a hin, with the burnt offering or for the sacrifice, for (BJ)each lamb. Or for a ram you shall prepare as a grain offering two-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-third of a hin of oil; and for the drink offering you shall offer one-third of a hin of wine as a soothing aroma to the Lord. When you prepare (BK)a bull as a burnt offering or a sacrifice, to [ab]fulfill a special vow, or for peace offerings to the Lord, then you shall offer with the bull a grain offering of three-tenths of an ephah of fine flour mixed with one-half a hin of oil; 10 and you shall offer as the drink offering one-half a hin of wine as an offering by fire, as a soothing aroma to the Lord.

11 ‘Thus it shall be done for each ox, or for each ram, or for each of the male lambs, or of the goats. 12 According to the number that you prepare, so you shall do for everyone according to their number. 13 All who are native shall do these things in this manner, in presenting an offering by fire, as a soothing aroma to the Lord.

Law of the Sojourner

14 If an alien sojourns with you, or one who may be among you throughout your generations, and he wishes to make an offering by fire, as a soothing aroma to the Lord, just as you do so he shall do. 15 As for the assembly, there shall be (BL)one statute for you and for the alien who sojourns with you, a perpetual statute throughout your generations; as you are, so shall the alien be before the Lord. 16 There is to be (BM)one law and one ordinance for you and for the alien who sojourns with you.’”

17 Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 18 “Speak to the sons of Israel and say to them, ‘When you enter the land where I bring you, 19 then it shall be, that when you eat of the [ac](BN)food of the land, you shall lift up [ad]an offering to the Lord. 20 (BO)Of the first of your [ae]dough you shall lift up a cake as an [af]offering; as (BP)the [ag]offering of the threshing floor, so you shall lift it up. 21 From the first of your [ah]dough you shall give to the Lord an [ai]offering throughout your generations.

22 ‘But when you (BQ)unwittingly fail and do not observe all these commandments, which the Lord has spoken to Moses, 23 even all that the Lord has commanded you [aj]through Moses, from the day when the Lord gave commandment and onward throughout your generations, 24 then it shall be, if it is done (BR)unintentionally, [ak]without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one bull for a burnt offering, as a soothing aroma to the Lord, (BS)with its grain offering and its drink offering, according to the ordinance, and one male goat for a sin offering. 25 Then (BT)the priest shall make atonement for all the congregation of the sons of Israel, and they will be forgiven; for it was an error, and they have brought their offering, an offering by fire to the Lord, and their sin offering before the Lord, for their error. 26 So all the congregation of the sons of Israel will be forgiven, with the alien who sojourns among them, for it happened to all the people through (BU)error.

27 ‘Also if one person sins (BV)unintentionally, then he shall offer a one year old female goat for a sin offering. 28 (BW)The priest shall make atonement before the Lord for the person who goes astray when he sins unintentionally, making atonement for him [al]that he may be forgiven. 29 You shall have one law for him who does anything unintentionally, for him who is native among the sons of Israel and for the alien who sojourns among them. 30 But the person who does anything (BX)defiantly, whether he is native or an alien, that one is blaspheming the Lord; and that person shall be cut off from among his people. 31 Because he has (BY)despised the word of the Lord and has broken His commandment, that person shall be completely cut off; (BZ)his [am]guilt will be on him.’”

Sabbath-breaking Punished

32 Now while the sons of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man (CA)gathering wood on the sabbath day. 33 Those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses and Aaron and to all the congregation; 34 and they put him in [an]custody (CB)because it had not been [ao]declared what should be done to him. 35 Then the Lord said to Moses, “The man shall surely be put to death; (CC)all the congregation shall stone him with stones outside the camp.” 36 So all the congregation brought him outside the camp and stoned him [ap]to death with stones, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

37 The Lord also spoke to Moses, saying, 38 “Speak to the sons of Israel, and tell them that they shall make for themselves (CD)tassels on the corners of their garments throughout their generations, and that they shall put on the tassel of each corner a cord of blue. 39 It shall be a tassel for you [aq]to look at and (CE)remember all the commandments of the Lord, so as to do them and not [ar]follow after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you played the harlot, 40 so that you may remember to do all My commandments and (CF)be holy to your God. 41 I am the Lord your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt to be your God; I am the Lord your God.”


  1. Numbers 14:1 Lit lifted and gave their voice
  2. Numbers 14:1 Lit in that
  3. Numbers 14:9 Lit food
  4. Numbers 14:9 Lit shadow
  5. Numbers 14:12 Lit the pestilence
  6. Numbers 14:15 Lit speak, saying
  7. Numbers 14:17 Lit spoken, saying
  8. Numbers 14:18 Lit on
  9. Numbers 14:21 Lit and all
  10. Numbers 14:24 Lit him I
  11. Numbers 14:24 Lit where
  12. Numbers 14:24 Lit seed
  13. Numbers 14:25 Lit Sea of Reeds
  14. Numbers 14:27 Lit complaining
  15. Numbers 14:29 Lit mustered
  16. Numbers 14:30 Lit raised My hand
  17. Numbers 14:33 Lit bear
  18. Numbers 14:33 Lit fornications
  19. Numbers 14:33 Lit are finished
  20. Numbers 14:34 Or iniquities
  21. Numbers 14:40 Or top of the mountain
  22. Numbers 14:40 Or and we will go up...for we have sinned
  23. Numbers 14:41 Lit mouth
  24. Numbers 14:44 Or top of the mountain
  25. Numbers 15:2 Lit of your dwellings
  26. Numbers 15:3 Or make a special votive offering
  27. Numbers 15:4 I.e. Approx one gal., and so through v 10
  28. Numbers 15:8 Or make a special votive offering
  29. Numbers 15:19 Lit bread
  30. Numbers 15:19 Or a heave offering
  31. Numbers 15:20 Or coarse meal
  32. Numbers 15:20 Or heave offering
  33. Numbers 15:20 Or heave offering
  34. Numbers 15:21 Or coarse meal
  35. Numbers 15:21 Or offering lifted up
  36. Numbers 15:23 Lit by the hand of
  37. Numbers 15:24 Lit from the eyes of the congregation
  38. Numbers 15:28 Or and he shall
  39. Numbers 15:31 Or iniquity
  40. Numbers 15:34 Or prison
  41. Numbers 15:34 Lit declared distinctly
  42. Numbers 15:36 Lit with stones and he died
  43. Numbers 15:39 Lit and you shall look at it
  44. Numbers 15:39 Lit seek

Cross references:

  1. Numbers 14:2 : Num 11:1
  2. Numbers 14:2 : Num 11:5; 16:13; 20:3, 4; 21:5
  3. Numbers 14:3 : Ex 5:21; 16:3
  4. Numbers 14:3 : Num 14:31; Deut 1:39
  5. Numbers 14:4 : Neh 9:17
  6. Numbers 14:5 : Num 16:4
  7. Numbers 14:7 : Num 13:27; Deut 1:25
  8. Numbers 14:8 : Deut 10:15
  9. Numbers 14:8 : Ex 3:8; Num 13:27
  10. Numbers 14:9 : Deut 1:26; 9:23, 24
  11. Numbers 14:9 : Deut 1:21, 29
  12. Numbers 14:10 : Ex 17:4
  13. Numbers 14:10 : Ex 16:10; Lev 9:23
  14. Numbers 14:11 : Ex 32:9-13
  15. Numbers 14:11 : Ps 106:24
  16. Numbers 14:12 : Lev 26:25; Deut 28:21
  17. Numbers 14:12 : Ex 32:10
  18. Numbers 14:13 : Ex 32:11-14; Ps 106:23
  19. Numbers 14:14 : Ex 13:21; Deut 5:4
  20. Numbers 14:15 : Ex 32:12
  21. Numbers 14:16 : Josh 7:7
  22. Numbers 14:18 : Ex 20:6; 34:6, 7; Deut 5:10; 7:9; Ps 103:8; 145:8; Jon 4:2
  23. Numbers 14:18 : Ex 20:5; Deut 5:9; 7:10
  24. Numbers 14:18 : Ex 34:7
  25. Numbers 14:19 : Ex 32:32; 34:9
  26. Numbers 14:20 : Mic 7:18-20
  27. Numbers 14:21 : Num 14:28; Deut 32:40; Is 49:18
  28. Numbers 14:21 : Is 6:3; Hab 2:14
  29. Numbers 14:22 : 1 Cor 10:5
  30. Numbers 14:22 : Ex 5:21; 14:11; 15:24; 16:2; 17:2, 3; 32:1; Num 11:1, 4; 12:1; 14:2
  31. Numbers 14:23 : Num 26:65; 32:11; Heb 3:18
  32. Numbers 14:24 : Num 14:6-9
  33. Numbers 14:24 : Num 26:65; 32:12; Deut 1:36; Josh 14:6-15
  34. Numbers 14:25 : Num 13:29
  35. Numbers 14:27 : Num 11:1
  36. Numbers 14:28 : Num 14:21
  37. Numbers 14:28 : Num 14:2; Deut 2:14, 15; Heb 3:17
  38. Numbers 14:29 : Heb 3:17
  39. Numbers 14:29 : Num 1:45, 46
  40. Numbers 14:30 : Num 14:24
  41. Numbers 14:31 : Num 14:3
  42. Numbers 14:32 : Num 26:64, 65; 32:13; 1 Cor 10:5
  43. Numbers 14:33 : Deut 2:7; 8:2, 4; 29:5
  44. Numbers 14:34 : Num 13:25
  45. Numbers 14:35 : Num 23:19
  46. Numbers 14:36 : Num 13:4-16, 32
  47. Numbers 14:37 : 1 Cor 10:10; Heb 3:17, 18
  48. Numbers 14:37 : Num 16:49
  49. Numbers 14:39 : Num 14:28-35
  50. Numbers 14:39 : Ex 33:4
  51. Numbers 14:40 : Deut 1:41-44
  52. Numbers 14:41 : 2 Chr 24:20
  53. Numbers 14:42 : Deut 1:42
  54. Numbers 14:44 : Num 31:6
  55. Numbers 14:45 : Num 21:3
  56. Numbers 15:2 : Lev 23:10
  57. Numbers 15:3 : Lev 1:2, 3
  58. Numbers 15:3 : Lev 22:21
  59. Numbers 15:3 : Lev 23:1-44
  60. Numbers 15:3 : Gen 8:21; 2 Cor 2:15, 16; Phil 4:18
  61. Numbers 15:4 : Num 28:1-29:40
  62. Numbers 15:5 : Lev 1:10; 3:6; Num 15:11
  63. Numbers 15:8 : Lev 1:3; 3:1
  64. Numbers 15:15 : Num 9:14; 15:29
  65. Numbers 15:16 : Lev 24:22
  66. Numbers 15:19 : Josh 5:11, 12
  67. Numbers 15:20 : Ex 34:26; Lev 23:14
  68. Numbers 15:20 : Deut 14:22, 23; 16:13
  69. Numbers 15:22 : Lev 4:2
  70. Numbers 15:24 : Lev 4:2, 22, 27; 5:15, 18
  71. Numbers 15:24 : Num 15:8-10
  72. Numbers 15:25 : Lev 4:20; Heb 2:17
  73. Numbers 15:26 : Num 15:24
  74. Numbers 15:27 : Lev 4:27-31; Luke 12:48
  75. Numbers 15:28 : Lev 4:35
  76. Numbers 15:30 : Num 14:40-44; Deut 1:43; 17:12, 13
  77. Numbers 15:31 : 2 Sam 12:9; Prov 13:13
  78. Numbers 15:31 : Ezek 18:20
  79. Numbers 15:32 : Ex 31:14, 15; 35:2, 3
  80. Numbers 15:34 : Num 9:8
  81. Numbers 15:35 : Lev 20:2, 27; 24:14-23; Deut 21:21
  82. Numbers 15:38 : Deut 22:12; Matt 23:5
  83. Numbers 15:39 : Deut 4:23; 6:12; 8:11, 14, 19
  84. Numbers 15:40 : Lev 11:44, 45
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Psalm 90


God’s Eternity and Man’s Transitoriness.

A Prayer of [a]Moses, the man of God.

90 Lord, You have been our [b](A)dwelling place in all generations.
Before (B)the mountains were born
[c]Or You (C)gave birth to the earth and the world,
Even (D)from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.

You (E)turn man back into dust
And say, “Return, O children of men.”
For (F)a thousand years in Your sight
Are like (G)yesterday when it passes by,
[d]Or as a (H)watch in the night.
You (I)have [e]swept them away like a flood, they [f](J)fall asleep;
In the morning they are like (K)grass which [g]sprouts anew.
In the morning it (L)flourishes and [h]sprouts anew;
Toward evening it (M)fades and (N)withers away.

For we have been (O)consumed by Your anger
And by Your wrath we have been [i]dismayed.
You have (P)placed our iniquities before You,
Our (Q)secret sins in the light of Your presence.
For (R)all our days have declined in Your fury;
We have finished our years like a [j]sigh.
10 As for the days of our [k]life, [l]they contain seventy years,
Or if due to strength, (S)eighty years,
Yet their pride is but (T)labor and sorrow;
For soon it is gone and we (U)fly away.
11 Who [m]understands the (V)power of Your anger
And Your fury, according to the (W)fear [n]that is due You?
12 So (X)teach us to number our days,
That we may [o](Y)present to You a heart of wisdom.

13 Do (Z)return, O Lord; (AA)how long will it be?
And [p]be (AB)sorry for Your servants.
14 O (AC)satisfy us in the morning with Your lovingkindness,
That we may (AD)sing for joy and be glad all our days.
15 (AE)Make us glad [q]according to the days You have afflicted us,
And the (AF)years we have seen [r]evil.
16 Let Your (AG)work appear to Your servants
And Your (AH)majesty [s]to their children.
17 Let the (AI)favor of the Lord our God be upon us;
And [t](AJ)confirm for us the work of our hands;
Yes, [u]confirm the work of our hands.


  1. Psalm 90:1 Deut 33:1
  2. Psalm 90:1 Or hiding place; some ancient mss read place of refuge
  3. Psalm 90:2 Or And
  4. Psalm 90:4 Or And
  5. Psalm 90:5 Or flooded
  6. Psalm 90:5 Lit become asleep
  7. Psalm 90:5 Or passes away
  8. Psalm 90:6 Or passes away
  9. Psalm 90:7 Or terrified
  10. Psalm 90:9 Or whisper
  11. Psalm 90:10 Lit years
  12. Psalm 90:10 Lit in them are
  13. Psalm 90:11 Or knows
  14. Psalm 90:11 Lit of You
  15. Psalm 90:12 Or gain, bring in
  16. Psalm 90:13 Or repent in regard to
  17. Psalm 90:15 Or as many days as
  18. Psalm 90:15 Or trouble
  19. Psalm 90:16 Or upon
  20. Psalm 90:17 Or give permanence to
  21. Psalm 90:17 Or give permanence to
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