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Numbers Chapter 21

The fiery serpents

21:1 AND [when] king Arad the Canaanite, which stayed in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of the spies ; then he fought against Israel, and took [some] of them prisoners.
21:2 And Israel vowed a vow to YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, and said, If you will indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.
21:3 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
listened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites ; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities and he called the name of the place Hormah.
21:4 And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.
21:5 And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ya’ll brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness ? for [there is] no bread, neither [is there any] water ; and our soul loathes this light bread.
21:6 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people ; and much people of Israel died.
21:7 Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, and against you; pray to YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.
21:8 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
said to Moses, Make ya’ll a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looks upon it, shall live.

The serpent of brass


21:9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
21:10 And the children of Israel set forward, and camped in Oboth.
21:11 And they journeyed from Oboth, and camped at Ijeabarim, in the wilderness which [is] before Moab, toward the sunrising.
21:12 From there they moved, and camped in the valley of Zared.
21:13 From there they moved, and camped on the other side of Arnon, which [is] in the wilderness that comes out of the coasts of the Amorites for Arnon [is] the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.
21:14 Wherefore it is said in the book of the wars of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
, What he did in the Red sea, and in the brooks of Arnon,
21:15 And at the stream of the brooks that goes down to the dwelling of Ar, and lies upon the border of Moab.
21:16 And from there [they went] to Beer that [is] the well whereof YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
spake to Moses, Gather the people together, and I will give them water.
21:17 Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well ; sing ya’ll to it
21:18 The princes dug the well, the nobles of the people dug it, by [the direction of] the lawgiver, with their staves. And from the wilderness [they went] to Mattanah
21:19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel and from Nahaliel to Bamoth
21:20 And from Bamoth [in] the valley, that [is] in the country of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looks toward Jeshimon.

Israel’s victories


21:21 And Israel sent messengers to Sihon king of the Amorites, saying,
21:22 Let me pass through your land we will not turn into the fields, or into the vineyards ; we will not drink [of] the waters of the well [but] we will go along by the king’s [high] way, until we be past your borders.
21:23 And Sihon would not suffer Israel to pass through his border but Sihon gathered all his people together, and went out against Israel into the wilderness and he came to Jahaz, and fought against Israel.
21:24 And Israel struck him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from Arnon to Jabbok, even to the children of Ammon for the border of the children of Ammon [was] strong.
21:25 And Israel took all these cities and Israel stayed in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the villages thereof.
21:26 For Heshbon [was] the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even to Arnon.
21:27 Wherefore they that speak in proverbs say, Come into Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and prepared
21:28 For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon it has consumed Ar of Moab, [and] the lords of the high places of Arnon.
21:29 Woe to ya’ll , Moab! you are undone, O people of Chemosh Kamōš, often written as Chemosh, is an ancient Semitic deity whose existence is recorded during the Iron Age. Kamōš was the supreme deity of the Canaanite state of Moab and the patron-god of its population, the Moabites, who in consequence were called the “People of Kamōš” he has given his sons that escaped, and his daughters, into captivity to Sihon king of the Amorites.
21:30 We have shot at them; Heshbon is perished even to Dibon, and we have laid them waste even to Nophah, which [reacheth] to Medeba.
21:31 This Israel stayed in the land of the Amorites.
21:32 And Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, and they took the villages thereof, and drove out the Amorites that [were] there.
21:33 And they turned and went up by the way of Bashan and Og the king of Bashan went out against them, he, and all his people, to the battle at Edrei.
21:34 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
said to Moses, Fear him not for I have delivered him into your hand, and all his people, and his land ; and you will do to him as you did to Sihon king of the Amorites, which stayed at Heshbon.
21:35 So they struck him, and his sons, and all his people, until there was none left him alive and they possessed his land.

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