1 Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great number of livestock, and when they saw the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead was a place for livestock, 2 the children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spoke to Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and to the leaders of the assembly, saying, 3 “Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Sebam, and Nebo, and Beon, 4 the land which the Lord defeated before the assembly of Israel is a land for livestock, and your servants have livestock.” 5 And they said, “If we have found mercy in your sight, let this land be given to your servants for a possession, and do not take us over the Jordan.”
6 Moses said to the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben, “Will your brothers go to war, and you will dwell here? 7 And why would you discourage the hearts of the children of Israel from going over into the land which the Lord has given to them? 8 Thus your fathers did, when I sent them from Kadesh Barnea to see the land. 9 When they went up to the Valley of Eshkol and saw the land, they discouraged the hearts of the children of Israel so they would not go into the land which the Lord had given them. 10 And the anger of the Lord was inflamed on that day, and He swore, saying, 11 ‘Surely none of the men who came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and older, will see the ground which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, because they did not completely follow Me, 12 except Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite, and Joshua the son of Nun, because they completely followed the Lord.’ 13 The anger of the Lord was inflamed against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation that did evil in the eyes of the Lord was finished.
14 “Behold, you have risen up in your fathers’ place, an increase of sinful men, to increase more the burning anger of the Lord toward Israel. 15 If you turn away from following Him, He will again abandon them in the wilderness, and you will destroy all this people.”
16 They approached him and said, “We will build sheepfolds here for our livestock and cities for our children. 17 But we ourselves will be armed, ready before the children of Israel, until we have brought them to their place. Our little ones will dwell in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land. 18 We will not return to our houses until all the children of Israel have inherited their inheritance. 19 We will not inherit with them on the other side of the Jordan or beyond, because our inheritance fell to us on this side of the Jordan to the east.”
20 Moses said to them, “If you will do this thing, if you will be armed before the Lord for war, 21 and all of you, each armed, will go over the Jordan before the Lord until He has driven out His enemies from before Him 22 and the land is subdued before the Lord, then after that you will return and be exempt before the Lord and before Israel, and this land will be your possession before the Lord.
23 “But if you will not do so, you have sinned against the Lord, and be sure your sin will find you out. 24 Build for yourselves cities for your children and folds for your sheep, and do that which has proceeded out of your mouth.”
25 The children of Gad and the children of Reuben spoke to Moses, saying, “Your servants will do as my lord commands. 26 Our children, our wives, our flocks, and all our livestock will be there in the cities of Gilead, 27 but your servants will cross over, each man armed for war, before the Lord to battle, as my lord says.”
28 So Moses commanded Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the chief fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel. 29 And Moses said to them, “If the children of Gad and the children of Reuben will cross over the Jordan with you, each man armed for battle before the Lord, and the land will be subdued before you, you are to give them the land of Gilead as a possession. 30 But if they do not cross over with you armed, they will have possessions among you in the land of Canaan.”
31 The children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered, saying, “As the Lord has said to your servants, so we will do. 32 We will cross over, armed before the Lord into the land of Canaan, so the possession of our inheritance on this side of the Jordan may be ours.”
33 Moses gave to the children of Gad, to the children of Reuben, and to half the tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land with the cities within the borders, the cities of the surrounding land.
34 The children of Gad built Dibon and Ataroth and Aroer, 35 Atroth Shophan and Jazer and Jogbehah, 36 Beth Nimrah and Beth Haran, fortified cities, and folds for sheep. 37 And the children of Reuben built Heshbon and Elealeh and Kiriathaim, 38 Nebo and Baal Meon (their names being changed) and Sibmah; and they named the other cities which they built.
39 The children of Makir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead and captured it and drove out the Amorites who were in it. 40 Moses gave Gilead to Makir the son of Manasseh, and he lived in it. 41 Jair the son of Manasseh went and captured its small towns and called them Havvoth Jair. 42 Nobah went and captured Kenath and its villages and called it Nobah, after his own name.
1 These are the journeys of the children of Israel, who went out of the land of Egypt with their armies under the hand of Moses and Aaron. 2 Moses recorded the starting points of their journeys at the command of the Lord. These are their journeys according to their starting points.
3 They set out from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month. On the day after the Passover the children of Israel went out with a high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians, 4 because the Egyptians buried all their firstborn, whom the Lord had killed among them. Upon their gods the Lord executed judgments.
5 The children of Israel set out from Rameses and camped in Sukkoth.
6 They set out from Sukkoth and camped in Etham, which is on the edge of the wilderness.
7 They set out from Etham and turned to Pi Hahiroth, which is before Baal Zephon, and they camped before Migdol.
8 They set out from before Pi Hahiroth, and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness, and went three days’ journey in the Wilderness of Etham, and camped in Marah.
9 They set out from Marah, and came to Elim, and in Elim were twelve fountains of water and seventy palm trees, and they camped there.
10 They set out from Elim and camped by the Red Sea.
11 They set out from the Red Sea and camped in the Wilderness of Sin.
12 They set out from the Wilderness of Sin and camped in Dophkah.
13 They set out from Dophkah and camped in Alush.
14 They set out from Alush and camped at Rephidim, where there was no water for the people to drink.
15 They set out from Rephidim and camped in the Wilderness of Sinai.
16 They set out from the Wilderness of Sinai and camped at Kibroth Hattaavah.
17 They set out from Kibroth Hattaavah and camped at Hazeroth.
18 They set out from Hazeroth and camped in Rithmah.
19 They set out from Rithmah and camped at Rimmon Perez.
20 They set out from Rimmon Perez and camped in Libnah.
21 They set out from Libnah and camped at Rissah.
22 They set out from Rissah and camped in Kehelathah.
23 They set out from Kehelathah and camped at Mount Shepher.
24 They set out from Mount Shepher and camped in Haradah.
25 They set out from Haradah and camped in Makheloth.
26 They set out from Makheloth and camped at Tahath.
27 They set out from Tahath and camped at Terah.
28 They set out from Terah and camped in Mithkah.
29 They went from Mithkah and camped in Hashmonah.
30 They set out from Hashmonah and camped at Moseroth.
31 They set out from Moseroth and camped in Bene Jaakan.
32 They set out from Bene Jaakan and camped at Hor Haggidgad.
33 They set out from Hor Haggidgad and camped in Jotbathah.
34 They set out from Jotbathah and camped at Abronah.
35 They set out from Abronah and camped at Ezion Geber.
36 They set out from Ezion Geber and camped in the Wilderness of Zin, which is Kadesh.
37 They set out from Kadesh and camped at Mount Hor, at the edge of the land of Edom. 38 Aaron the priest went up onto Mount Hor at the word of the Lord and died there in the fortieth year after the children of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the first day of the fifth month. 39 Aaron was one hundred and twenty-three years old when he died on Mount Hor.
40 King Arad the Canaanite, who lived in the south in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the children of Israel.
41 They set out from Mount Hor and camped in Zalmonah.
42 They set out from Zalmonah and camped in Punon.
43 They set out from Punon and camped in Oboth.
44 They set out from Oboth and camped in Iye Abarim, on the border of Moab.
45 They set out from Iye Abarim and camped in Dibon Gad.
46 They set out from Dibon Gad and camped in Almon Diblathaim.
47 They set out from Almon Diblathaim and camped in the mountains of Abarim, before Nebo.
48 They set out from the mountains of Abarim and camped in the plains of Moab near Jordan of Jericho. 49 They camped by Jordan, from Beth Jeshimoth to Abel Shittim in the plains of Moab.
50 The Lord spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying: 51 Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: When you are crossing over Jordan into the land of Canaan, 52 then you will drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their carved images, and destroy all their molded images, and destroy all their high places, 53 and you will drive out the inhabitants of the land and dwell in it, because I have given you the land to inherit it. 54 You will possess the land by lot for an inheritance among your families, and to the larger you will give the larger inheritance, and to the smaller you will give the smaller inheritance. Every man’s inheritance will be in the place where his lot falls. By the tribes of your fathers you will inherit.
55 But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then those whom you let remain will be like thorns in your eyes and thorns in your sides. They will show hostility to you in the land in which you live. 56 And what I had planned to do to them, I will do to you.
1 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 2 Command the children of Israel, and say to them: When you are going into the land of Canaan, this is the land that will fall to you for an inheritance, the land of Canaan with its borders.
3 Then your south side will be from the Wilderness of Zin along by the border of Edom, and your south border will be the end of the Dead Sea to the east. 4 And your border will turn from the south to the Ascent of Akrabbim, and continue to Zin, and the end of it will be from the south to Kadesh Barnea. Then it will continue to Hazar Addar, and pass on to Azmon. 5 And the border will circle around from Azmon to the Brook of Egypt, and the end of it will be at the Mediterranean Sea.
6 For the western border, you will have the Mediterranean Sea and its coastline. This will be your western border.
7 This will be your northern border: From the Mediterranean Sea you will mark a line to Mount Hor; 8 from Mount Hor you will mark a line of your border to Lebo Hamath, and the limits of the border will be to Zedad. 9 And the border will go on to Ziphron, and the limits of it will be at Hazar Enan. This will be your northern border.
10 You will mark a line for your eastern border from Hazar Enan to Shepham. 11 And the border will go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain, and the border will go down and will reach the side of the Sea of Kinnereth to the east. 12 And the border will go down to the Jordan, and the limits of it will be at the Dead Sea.
This will be your land with its borders all around.
13 Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying: This is the land which you will possess by lot, which the Lord commanded to give to the nine tribes, and to the half-tribe 14 because the tribe of the children of Reuben by the house of their fathers and the tribe of the children of Gad by the house of their fathers have received their inheritance, and half the tribe of Manasseh has received their inheritance. 15 The two tribes and the half-tribe have received their inheritance on this side of the Jordan near Jericho to the east, toward the sunrise.
16 The Lord spoke to Moses, saying: 17 These are the names of the men who will divide the land for you: Eleazar the priest and Joshua the son of Nun. 18 You will take one leader of each tribe to divide the land by inheritance. 19 These are the names of the men:
of the tribe of Judah,
Caleb the son of Jephunneh;
20 of the tribe of the children of Simeon,
Shemuel the son of Ammihud;
21 of the tribe of Benjamin,
Elidad the son of Kislon;
22 the leader of the tribe of the children of Dan,
Bukki the son of Jogli;
23 the leader of the children of Joseph, for the tribe of the children of Manasseh,
Hanniel the son of Ephod;
24 the leader of the tribe of the children of Ephraim,
Kemuel the son of Shiphtan;
25 the leader of the tribe of the children of Zebulun,
Elizaphan the son of Parnak;
26 the leader of the tribe of the children of Issachar,
Paltiel the son of Azzan;
27 the leader of the tribe of the children of Asher,
Ahihud the son of Shelomi;
28 the leader of the tribe of the children of Naphtali,
Pedahel the son of Ammihud.
29 These are the ones whom the Lord commanded to divide the inheritance among the children of Israel in the land of Canaan.
30 They departed from there and passed through Galilee, and He did not want anyone to know it. 31 For He was teaching His disciples, saying, “The Son of Man will be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill Him. After He is killed, He will rise the third day.” 32 But they did not understand the teaching and were afraid to ask Him.
33 He came to Capernaum. And being in the house, He asked them, “What was it that you disputed among yourselves on the way?” 34 But they kept silent, for on the way they had disputed among themselves who was the greatest.
35 He sat down and called the twelve. And He said to them, “If anyone desires to be first, he must be last of all and servant of all.”
36 He took a child and set him in their midst. And when He had taken him in His arms, He said to them, 37 “Whoever receives one of these children in My name receives Me. And whoever receives Me receives not Me, but Him who sent Me.
38 John answered Him, “Teacher, we saw one who does not follow us casting out demons in Your name, and we forbade him because he was not following us.”
39 But Jesus said, “Do not forbid him, for no one who does a miracle in My name can quickly speak evil of Me. 40 For he who is not against us is for us. 41 Truly I say to you, whoever gives you a cup of water to drink in My name, because you belong to Christ, will not lose his reward.
42 “Whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck and he were thrown into the sea. 43 If your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life maimed than with two hands to go into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched, 44 where
‘their worm does not die,
and the fire is not quenched.’
45 And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell, into the fire that shall never be quenched, 46 where
‘their worm does not die,
and the fire is not quenched.’
47 And if your eye causes you to sin, pluck it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the fire of hell, 48 where
‘their worm does not die,
and the fire is not quenched.’
49 Everyone will be salted with fire, and every sacrifice will be salted with salt.
50 “Salt is good. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace with one another.”