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Numbers 33

Numbers 34

Luke 9:10-27

Proverbs 8: 22-31

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Numbers 33

Israel’s Journey From Egypt

Here is a list of the places where the Israelites camped after they left Egypt. They were organized in groups like an army and were led by Moses and Aaron. 2 Following the LORD’s command, Moses kept a record of each place they stayed before moving on to the next place.

These are all the places they went: 3 On the fifteenth day of the first month, they left Rameses. That morning after Passover, the Israelites marched out of Egypt with their arms raised in victory. All the people of Egypt saw them. 4 The Egyptians were burying all the people the LORD killed. They were burying all their firstborn sons. The LORD had shown his judgment against the gods of Egypt. 5 The Israelites left Rameses and traveled to Succoth. 6 From Succoth they traveled to Etham. They camped there at the edge of the desert. 7 They left Etham and went to Pi Hahiroth. This was near Baal Zephon. They camped near Migdol. 8 They left Pi Hahiroth and walked through the middle of the sea. They went towards the desert. Then they traveled for three days through the desert of Etham. The people camped at Marah. 9 They left Marah and went to Elim and camped there. There were 12 springs of water and 70 palm trees there. 10 They left Elim and camped near the Red Sea.* 11 They left the Red Sea and camped in the western Sinai Desert. 12 They left there and camped at Dophkah. 13 They left Dophkah and camped at Alush. 14 They left Alush and camped at Rephidim. There was no water for the people to drink at that place. 15 They left Rephidim and camped in the desert of Sinai. 16 They left the desert of Sinai and camped at Kibroth Hattaavah. 17 They left Kibroth Hattaavah and camped at Hazeroth. 18 They left Hazeroth and camped at Rithmah. 19 They left Rithmah and camped at Rimmon Perez. 20 They left Rimmon Perez and camped at Libnah. 21 They left Libnah and camped at Rissah. 22 They left Rissah and camped at Kehelathah. 23 They left Kehelathah and camped at Mount Shepher. 24 They left Mount Shepher and camped at Haradah. 25 They left Haradah and camped at Makheloth. 26 They left Makheloth and camped at Tahath. 27 They left Tahath and camped at Terah. 28 They left Terah and camped at Mithcah. 29 They left Mithcah and camped at Hashmonah. 30 They left Hashmonah and camped at Moseroth. 31 They left Moseroth and camped at Bene Jaakan. 32 They left Bene Jaakan and camped at Hor Haggidgad. 33 They left Hor Haggidgad and camped at Jotbathah. 34 They left Jotbathah and camped at Abronah. 35 They left Abronah and camped at Ezion Geber. 36 They left Ezion Geber and camped at Kadesh, in the desert of Zin. 37 They left Kadesh and camped at Hor. This was the mountain at the border of the country of Edom. 38 Aaron the priest obeyed the LORD and went up Mount Hor. Aaron died at that place on the first day of the fifth month. That was the fortieth year after the Israelites had left Egypt. 39 Aaron was 123 years old when he died on Mount Hor. 40 Arad was a town in the Negev, in the land of Canaan. The Canaanite king in that place heard that the Israelites were coming. 41 The Israelites left Mount Hor and camped at Zalmonah. 42 They left Zalmonah and camped at Punon. 43 They left Punon and camped at Oboth. 44 They left Oboth and camped at Iye Abarim. This was at the border of the country of Moab. 45 They left Iye Abarim and camped at Dibon Gad. 46 They left Dibon Gad and camped at Almon Diblathaim. 47 They left Almon Diblathaim and camped on the mountains of Abarim near Nebo. 48 They left the mountains of Abarim and camped in the plains of Moab. This was near the Jordan River across from Jericho. 49 Their camp went from Beth Jeshimoth to Acacia Field.

50 There, the LORD said to Moses, 51 “Speak to the Israelites and tell them this: You will cross the Jordan River. You will go into the land of Canaan. 52 You will take the land from the people you find there. You must destroy all their carved statues and idols. You must destroy all their places of worship. 53 You will take the land and you will settle there because I am giving this land to you. It will belong to your family groups. 54 Each of your family groups will get part of the land. You will throw lots to decide which family group gets each part of the country. Large family groups will get large parts of the land. Small family groups will get small parts of the land. The lots will show which family group gets which part of the land. Each tribe will get its part of the land.

55 “You must force these other people to leave the country. If you let them stay in your country, they will bring many troubles to you. They will be like a needle in your eye and a thorn in your side. They will bring many troubles to the country where you will be living. 56 Then I will punish you in the same way I had planned to punish them!”

Numbers 34

The Borders of Canaan

The LORD said to Moses, 2 “Speak to the Israelites and tell them this: You will soon enter the land of Canaan. I am giving you that land to be your very own. These will be its borders: 3 On the south, you will get part of the desert of Zin near Edom. Your southern border will start at the south end of the Dead Sea. 4 It will cross south of Scorpion Pass. It will go through the town of Zin to Kadesh Barnea and then to Hazar Addar, and then it will pass through Az- mon. 5 From Azmon the border will go to the Brook of Egypt, and it will end at the Sea.

6 “Your western border will be the Sea. 7 “Your northern border will begin at the Sea and go to Mount Hor. 8 From Mount Hor it will go to Lebo Hamath and then to Zedad. 9 Then that border will go to Ziphron, and it will end at Hazar Enan. This will be your northern border. 10 “Your eastern border will begin at Enan and go to Shepham. 11 From Shep- ham the border will go east of Ain to Ri- blah. The border will continue along the hills by Lake Galilee.‡ 12 Then the border will continue along the Jordan River. It will end at the Dead Sea. These are the borders around your country.”

13 So Moses gave this command to the Israelites: “That is the land that you will get. You will throw lots to divide the land among the nine tribes and half the tribe of Manasseh, as the LORD commanded. 14 The tribes of Reuben and Gad and half the tribe of Manasseh have already taken their land. 15 These two and a half tribes took the land near Jericho—they took the land east of the Jordan River.”

16 Then the LORD said to Moses, 17 “These are the men who will help you divide the land: Eleazar the priest, Joshua son of Nun 18 and the leaders of all the tribes. There will be one leader from each tribe. These men will divide the land. 19 These are the names of the leaders: from the tribe of Judah—Caleb son of Jephunneh; 20 from the tribe of Simeon—Shemuel son of Ammihud; 21 from the tribe of Benjamin—Elidad son of Kislon; 22 from the tribe of Dan—Bukki son of Jogli; 23 from the descendants of Joseph; from the tribe of Manasseh—Hanniel son of Ephod; 24 from the tribe of Ephraim—Kemuel son of Shiphtan; 25 from the tribe of Zebulun—Elizaphan son of Parnach; 26 from the tribe of Issachar—Paltiel son of Azzan; 27 from the tribe of Asher—Ahihud son of Shelomi; 28 from the tribe of Naphtali—Pedahel son of Ammihud.” 29 The LORD chose these men to divide the land of Canaan among the Israelites.

Luke 9:10-27

Jesus Feeds More Than 5000 (Matt. 14:13-21; Mark 6:30-44; John 6:1-14)

10 When the apostles came back, they told Jesus what they had done on their trip. Then he took them away to a town called Bethsaida. There, he and his apostles could be alone together. 11 But the people learned where Jesus went and followed him. He welcomed them and talked with them about God’s kingdom. He healed the people who were sick. 12 Late in the afternoon, the twelve apostles came to Jesus and said, “No one lives in this place. Send the people away. They need to find food and places to sleep in the farms and towns around here.” 13 But Jesus said to the apostles, “You give them something to eat.”

They said, “We have only five loaves of bread and two fish. Do you want us to go and buy food for all these people?” 14 (There were about 5000 men there.) Jesus said to his followers, “Tell the people to sit in groups of about 50 people.”

15 So the followers did this and every- one sat down. 16 Then Jesus took the five loaves of bread and two fish. He looked up into the sky and thanked God for the food. Then he broke it into pieces, which he gave to the followers to give to the people. 17 They all ate until they were full. And there was a lot of food left. Twelve baskets were filled with the pieces of food that were not eaten.

Peter Knows Who Jesus Is (Matt. 16:13-19; Mark 8:27-29)

18 One day Jesus was praying alone. His followers came together there, and he asked them, “Who do the people say I am?”

19 They answered, “Some people say you are John the Baptizer. Others say you are Elijah. And some people say you are one of the prophets from long ago that has come back to life.” 20 Then Jesus said to his followers, “And who do you say I am?” Peter answered, “You are the Messiah.” 21 Jesus warned them not to tell anyone. 

Jesus Says He Must Die (Matt. 16:21-28; Mark 8:31 – 9:1)

22 Jesus said to his followers, “I, the Son of Man, must suffer many things. I will be rejected by the older leaders, the leading priests and teachers of the law. And I will be killed. But three days later, I will be raised from death.” 

23 Then Jesus said to everyone there, “If you want to be my follower, you must stop thinking about yourself and what you want. You must carry the cross* that comes with following me every day. 24 If you try to save the life you have, you will lose it. But if you give up your life for me, you will save it. 25 It is worth nothing for you to have the whole world if you yourself are destroyed or lose everything. 26 Don’t be ashamed of me and my teaching. If that happens, then I, the Son of Man, will be ashamed of you when I come with my glory and the glory of the Father and the holy angels. 27 Believe me when I say that some of you people standing here will see God’s kingdom before you die.”

Proverbs 8: 22-31

22 “The LORD made me in the beginning, long before he did anything else.

23 I was formed a long time ago before the world was made.

24 I was born before there was an ocean before the springs began to flow.

25 I was born before the mountains appeared before the hills were set into place,

26 before the earth and fields were made, before the dust of this world was formed.

27 I was there when he set up the heavens when he marked where the ocean meets the sky.

28 I was there when he put the clouds in the sky when he made the deep springs flow.

29 I was there when he set the limits for the sea, to make it stop where he commanded. I was there when he laid the foundations of the earth.

30 I was like a child* by his side. I made him happy every day,‌ and I was always glad to be with him.

31 I was so pleased with the world he made and enjoyed the people he put there.