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Numbers 20

The children of Israel come to Zin, where Miriam dieth.

Numbers 20:1 And the children of Israel came wt the whole multitude into the deserte of Sin in þe fyrst moneth, and the people abode at Cades. And there dyed MirIam, and was buryed there.

They murmur for want of water.

Numbers 20:2 But there was no water for the multitude, and they gathered them selues together agaynst Moses & Aaron. Numbers 20:3 And the people chode with Moses, and spake, sayinge: wolde God that we had perysshed, when oure brethren dyed before the Lorde. Numbers 20:4 Why haue ye brought the congregacyon of the Lorde vnto thys wyldernesse, that both we and oure catell shulde dye in it? Numbers 20:5 Wherfore haue ye made vs to go oute of Egypte, to brynge vs into this vngracious place, which is no place of seed nor of fygges nor vynes, nor of pomgranates, nether is there any water to drynke? Numbers 20:6 And Moses and Aaron went from the congregacyon vnto the dore of the tabernacle of witnesse, and fell vpon theyr faces. And the glory of þe Lorde appered vnto them.

Moses, smiting the rock, bringeth forth water at Meribah.

Numbers 20:7 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses sayinge: Numbers 20:8 take the rodd, and gether thou and thy brother Aaron the congregacyon together, and speake vnto the rocke before theyr eyes, and it shall geue forth hys water. And thou shalt brynge them water out of the rocke, to geue the company dryncke, and theyr beastes also. Numbers 20:9 And Moses toke the rodd from before the Lorde, as he commaunded hym. Numbers 20:10 And Moses & Aaron gethered the congregacyon together before the rocke: and Moses sayde vnto them: heare ye rebellyons, must we fett you water oute of thys rocke? Numbers 20:11 And Moses lyfte vp hys hande, and with hys rodd he smote the rocke two tymes, and the water came oute aboundantly, and the multitude drancke and theyr beastes also.

Numbers 20:12 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses & Aaron: because ye beleued me not, to sanctifye me in the eyes of the chyldren of Israel, therfore ye shall not brynge thys congregacyon into the lande whyche I haue geuen them. Numbers 20:13 Thys is the water of stryffe, because þe chyldren of Israel stroue with the Lorde, & he was sanctifyed in them.

Moses at Kadesh desireth passage through Edom, which is denied him.

Numbers 20:14 And Moses sent messengers from Cades vnto the kynge of Edom. Thus sayeth thy brother Israel: Thou knowest all þe trauell that hath happened vs, Numbers 20:15 Oure fathers went doune into Egpte, and we haue dwelt in Egypte a longe tyme, and the Egypcians vexed vs & oure fathers. Numbers 20:16 And whan we cryed vnto the Lorde, he herde oure voyce, and sent an angell, and hath fett vs vp out of Egypt. And beholde, we are in Cades, euen in the vttermost cyte of thy border. Numbers 20:17 We wyll go now thorow thy countre: but we will not go thorowe the feldes or vyneyardes, nether wyll we dryncke of the water of the fountaynes, we wyll go by the kynges hye waye, and nether turne vnto the ryghte hande nor to the lefte, vntyll we be past thy countre. Numbers 20:18 And Edom answered hym. Thou shalt not go by me, lest I come out agaynst the with the swerde. Numbers 20:19 The chyldren of Israel sayde vnto hym: we wyll go by the beaten waye: and yf I and my catell drynke of thy water, I wyll paye for it I wyll but onely (without any harme) go thorowe on my fete. Numbers 20:20 He answered. Thou shalt not go thorowe. And Edom came oute agaynst hym with moche people, and wyth a myghtie power. Numbers 20:21 And thus Edom denied to geue Israel passage thorow his countre: wherfore Israel turned awaye from hym.

At mount Hor Aaron resigneth his place to Eleazar, and dieth.

Numbers 20:22 And the chyldren of Israel departed from Cades, and came vnto mount Hor wyth all the congregacyon. Numbers 20:23 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, harde by the coaste of the londe of Edom sayinge: Numbers 20:24 Aaron shall be gathered vnto hys people, for he shall not come into the lande whych I haue geuen vnto the chyldren of Israel: because ye disobeyed my mouth at the water of stryffe. Numbers 20:25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his sonne, and brynge them vp into mount Hor, Numbers 20:26 and thou shalt strype Aaron out of hys vestimentes, and put them vpon Eleazar hys sonne, and Aaron shalbe gathered vnto hys people and shall dye there. Numbers 20:27 And Moses dyd as the Lorde commaunded: and they went vp into mount Hor in the syghte of all the multitude. Numbers 20:28 And Moses toke of Aarons clothes, and put them vpon Eleazar hys sonne and Aaron dyed there in the toppe of the mount. Numbers 20:29 And Moses and Eleazar came doune oute of the mount. Whan all the multytude sawe that Aaron was deed, they mourned for Aaron thyrtye dayes, thorowe oute all the housholdes of Israel.

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