84 EARTH SWALLOWS UP THE REBELLIOUS
The Earth Swallows up the Rebellious. The Children of Yisrael commanded not to War with the Children of Esau, or Moab. The Edomites will not let Yisrael pass through their Land.
1 At that time Korah the son of Jetzer the son of Kehath the son of Levi, took many men of the children of Yisrael, and they rose up and quarreled with Mosheh and Aaron and the whole congregation.
2 And YAHWEH was angry with them, and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, with their houses and all belonging to them, and all the men belonging to Korah.
3 And after this YAHWEH made the people go round by the way of Mount Seir for a long time.
4 At that time YAHWEH said unto Mosheh, Provoke not a war against the children of Esau, for I will not give to you of any thing belonging to them, as much as the sole of the foot could tread upon, for I have given Mount Seir for an inheritance to Esau.
5 Therefore did the children of Esau fight against the children of Seir in former times, and YAHWEH had delivered the children of Seir into the hands of the children of Esau, and destroyed them from before them, and the children of Esau dwelt in their stead unto this day.
6 Therefore YAHWEH said to the children of Yisrael, Fight not against the children of Esau your brethren, for nothing in their land belongs to you, but you may buy food of them for money and eat it, and you may buy water of them for money and drink it.
7 And the children of Yisrael did according to the word of YAHWEH.
8 And the children of Yisrael went about the wilderness, going round by the way of Mount Sinai for a long time, and touched not the children of Esau, and they continued in that district for nineteen years.
9 At that time died Latinus king of the children of Chittim, in the forty-fifth year of his reign, which is the fourteenth year of the children of Yisrael's departure from Egypt.
10 And they buried him in his place which he had built for himself in the land of Chittim, and Abimnas reigned in his place for thirty-eight years.
11 And the children of Yisrael passed the boundary of the children of Esau in those days, at the end of nineteen years, and they came and passed the road of the wilderness of Moab.
12 And YAHWEH said to Mosheh, besiege not Moab, and do not fight against them, for I will give you nothing of their land.
13 And the children of Yisrael passed the road of the wilderness of Moab for nineteen years, and they did not fight against them.
14 And in the thirty-sixth year of the children of Yisrael's departing from Egypt YAHWEH smote the heart of Sihon, king of the Amorites, and he waged war, and went forth to fight against the children of Moab.
15 And Sihon sent messengers to Beor the son of Janeas, the son of Balaam, counsellor to the king of Egypt, and to Balaam his son, to curse Moab, in order that it might be delivered into the hand of Sihon.
16 And the messengers went and brought Beor the son of Janeas, and Balaam his son, from Pethor in Mesopotamia, so Beor and Balaam his son came to the city of Sihon and they cursed Moab and their king in the presence of Sihon king of the Amorites.
17 So Sihon went out with his whole army, and he went to Moab and fought against them, and he subdued them, and YAHWEH delivered them into his hands, and Sihon slew the king of Moab.
18 And Sihon took all the cities of Moab in the battle; he also took Heshbon from them, for Heshbon was one of the cities of Moab, and Sihon placed his princes and his nobles in Heshbon, and Heshbon belonged to Sihon in those days.
19 Therefore the parable speakers Beor and Balaam his son uttered these words, saying, Come unto Heshbon, the city of Sihon will be built and established.
20 Woe unto you Moab! you are lost, O people of Kemosh! behold it is written upon the book of the law of YAHWEH.
21 And when Sihon had conquered Moab, he placed guards in the cities which he had taken from Moab, and a considerable number of the children of Moab fell in battle into the hand of Sihon, and he made a great capture of them, sons and daughters, and he slew their king; so Sihon turned back to his own land.
22 And Sihon gave numerous presents of silver and gold to Beor and Balaam his son, and he dismissed them, and they went to Mesopotamia to their home and country.
23 At that time all the children of Yisrael passed from the road of the wilderness of Moab, and returned and surrounded the wilderness of Edom.
24 So the whole congregation came to the wilderness of Sin in the first month of the fortieth year from their departure from Egypt, and the children of Yisrael dwelt there in Kadesh, of the wilderness of Sin, and Miriam died there and she was buried there.
25 At that time Mosheh sent messengers to Hadad king of Edom, saying, Thus says your brother Yisrael, Let me pass I pray you through your land, we will not pass through field or vineyard, we will not drink the water of the well; we will walk in the king's road.
26 And Edom said to him, You shalt not pass through my country, and Edom went forth to meet the children of Yisrael with a mighty people.
27 And the children of Esau refused to let the children of Yisrael pass through their land, so the Yisraelites removed from them and fought not against them.
28 For before this YAHWEH had commanded the children of Yisrael, saying, You shall not fight against the children of Esau, therefore the Yisraelites removed from them and did not fight against them.
29 So the children of Yisrael departed from Kadesh, and all the people came to Mount Hor.
30 At that time YAHWEH said to Mosheh, Tell your brother Aaron that he shall die there, for he shall not come to the land which I have given to the children of Yisrael.
31 And Aaron went up, at the command of YAHWEH, to Mount Hor, in the fortieth year, in the fifth month, in the first day of the month.
32 And Aaron was one hundred and twenty-three years old when he died in Mount Hor.