The children of Israel come to Zin, where Miriam dieth.
Numbers 20:1 And þe whole multitude of the chyldren of Israell, came into the deserte of Syn in the fyrste moneth, and the people dwelt at Cades. And ther dyed MirIam, and was buried ther.
They murmur for want of water.
Numbers 20:2 Moreouer there was no water for the multitude, wherefore they gathered them selues togyther againste Moses and againste Aaron. Numbers 20:3 And the people chode wt Moses & spake saying: wolde God that we had perished when our brethren perished before þe Lord. Numbers 20:4 Whi haue ye brought the congregation of the Lord vnto this wildernes that both we & our cattel should dye here? Numbers 20:5 Wherfore brought ye vs out of Egipt to bring vs into this vngratious place, whiche is no place of seed nor of figes nor vines nor of pomgranates, neyther is there anye water to drynke. Numbers 20:6 And Moses & Aaron went from the congregation vnto the dore of the tabernacle of witnes, and fel vpon their faces. And the glory of the Lord appered vnto them.
Moses, smiting the rock, bringeth forth water at Meribah.
Numbers 20:7 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, sayinge: Numbers 20:8 take thy staffe, & gather thou & thy brother Aaron the congregation togither, & say vnto the rocke before their eyes, that he geue forth his water. And thou shalt brynge them water oute of the rocke & shalt gyue the companye dryncke and theyr beastes also. Numbers 20:9 And Moses toke the staffe from before the Lord as he commaunded hym. Numbers 20:10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation togither before the rocke, and he sayd vnto them here ye rebellious, muste we fette you water out of thys rocke? Numbers 20:11 And Moses lyfte vp hys handes wyth hys staffe, and smote the rocke two tymes, and the water came oute abundauntly, and the multitude dranke and the beastes also.
Numbers 20:12 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses & Aaron: bicause ye beleued me not to sanctify me in the eyes of the chyldren of Israel, therfore ye shall not brynge thys congregation into the land which I haue geuen them. Numbers 20:13 This is the water of stryfe, bicause the children of Israel stroue wyth the Lord, and he was sanctified vpon them.
Moses at Kadesh desireth passage through Edom, which is denied him.
Numbers 20:14 And Moses sente messengers from Cades vnto the kyng of Edom. Thus sayeth thy brother Israel. Thou knowest al the trauel þt hath happened vs, Numbers 20:15 how our fathers went downe into Egypt, and how we haue dwelt in Egypt a longe tyme, and how the Egypcians vexed both vs and our fathers. Numbers 20:16 Then we cried vnto the Lorde and he hearde oure voyces, and sent an angell & hath fet vs oute of Egypte. And beholde, we are in Cades a city harde by the borders of thy contry Numbers 20:17 let vs go a good felowshype thorow thy contrey we wil not go thorow thi feldes nor thorow the viniyardes, neither wyl we drinke of the water of the fountaynes, but we wyll go vp the hye way, & neyther turne vnto the righte hand nor to the lift, vntyl we be past thy contrye. Numbers 20:18 And Edom answered him: Se thou come not by me, least I come out against the with the swerde. Numbers 20:19 And the chyldren of Israel sayed vnto him: we wyl go by the beaten way: and if eyther we or our cattell drynke of thy water, we wyll pay for it, we wyll do no more but passe thorow by fote onelye. Numbers 20:20 And he said ye shal not go thorow. And Edom came out against hym with much people and wyth a mighty power. Numbers 20:21 And thus Edom denied to giue Israel passage thorow his contrie. And Israel turned away from him.
At mount Hor Aaron resigneth his place to Eleazar, and dieth.
Numbers 20:22 And the children of Israel remoued from Cades & went vnto mount Hor wyth all the congregation. Numbers 20:23 And the Lord spake vnto Moses and Aaron in mounte Hor, sayinge: Numbers 20:24 lett Aaron be putt vnto hys people, for he shall not come into the lande whiche I haue geuen vnto the chyldren of Israel: bicause ye disobeied my mouth at the water of strife. Numbers 20:25 Take Aaron and Eliazar hys sonne, and brynge them vp into mount Hor, Numbers 20:26 and strippe Aaron out of hys vestimentes and putt them vpon Eliazar hys sonne, and let Aaron be put vnto hys people and dye there. Numbers 20:27 And Moses dyd as the Lord commaunded: and they went vp into mount Hor in the syght of all the multitude. Numbers 20:28 And Moses toke of Aarons clothes, and put them vpon Eleazar his sonne, & Aaron dyed there in the topp of the mount. Numbers 20:29 And Moses and Eleazar came downe out of the mounte. And all the house of Israell mourned for Aaron .xxx. dayes.