83 AARON AND SONS TO SERVE YAHWEH
Aaron and his Sons are Placed in charge of YAHWEH's Service. The Sacrifices and Offerings. The Passover is Celebrated. The People lust for Flesh to eat. Their punishment. Mosheh sends Twelve Men to explore the Land of Canaan. Ten of them bring an Evil Report, and the People want to Return to Egypt. For their Lack of Faith that Generation shall not Live to obtain their Possessions.
1 And in the twelfth month, in the twenty-third day of the month, Mosheh took Aaron and his sons, and he dressed them in their garments, and anointed them and did unto them as YAHWEH had commanded him, and Mosheh brought up all the offerings which YAHWEH had on that day commanded him.
2 Mosheh afterward took Aaron and his sons and said to them, For seven days shall you remain at the door of the tabernacle, for thus am I commanded.
3 And Aaron and his sons did all that YAHWEH had commanded them through Mosheh, and they remained for seven days at the door of the tabernacle.
4 And on the eighth day, being the first day of the first month, in the second year from the Yisraelites' departure from Egypt, Mosheh erected the sanctuary, and Mosheh put up all the furniture of the tabernacle and all the furniture of the sanctuary, and he did all that YAHWEH had commanded him.
5 And Mosheh called to Aaron and his sons, and they brought the burnt offering and the sin offering for themselves and the children of Yisrael, as YAHWEH had commanded Mosheh.
6 On that day the two sons of Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, took strange fire and brought it before YAHWEH who had not commanded them, and a fire went forth from before YAHWEH, and consumed them, and they died before YAHWEH on that day.
7 Then on the day when Mosheh had completed to erect the sanctuary, the princes of the children of Yisrael began to bring their offerings before YAHWEH for the dedication of the altar.
8 And they brought up their offerings each prince for one day, a prince each day for twelve days.
9 And all the offerings which they brought, each man in his day, one silver charger weighing one hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels after the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them full of fine flour, mingled with oil for a meat offering.
10 One spoon, weighing ten shekels of gold, full of incense.
11 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year for a burnt offering.
12 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering.
13 And for a sacrifice of peace offering, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five lambs of a year old.
14 Thus did the twelve princes of Yisrael day by day, each man in his day.
15 And it was after this, in the thirteenth day of the month, that Mosheh commanded the children of Yisrael to observe the Passover.
16 And the children of Yisrael kept the Passover in its season in the fourteenth day of the month, as YAHWEH had commanded Mosheh, so did the children of Yisrael.
17 And in the second month, on the first day thereof, YAHWEH spoke unto Mosheh, saying,
18 Number the heads of all the males of the children of Yisrael from twenty years old and upward, you and your brother Aaron and the twelve princes of Yisrael.
19 And Mosheh did so, and Aaron came with the twelve princes of Yisrael, and they numbered the children of Yisrael in the wilderness of Sinai.
20 And the numbers of the children of Yisrael by the houses of their fathers, from twenty years old and upward, were six hundred and three thousand, five hundred and fifty.
21 But the children of Levi were not numbered among their brethren the children of Yisrael.
22 And the number of all the males of the children of Yisrael from one month old and upward, was twenty-two thousand, two hundred and seventy-three.
23 And the number of the children of Levi from one month old and above, was twenty-two thousand.
24 And Mosheh placed the priests and the Levites each man to his service and to his burden to serve the sanctuary of the tabernacle, as YAHWEH had commanded Mosheh.
25 And on the twentieth day of the month, the cloud was taken away from the tabernacle of testimony.
26 At that time the children of Yisrael continued their journey from the wilderness of Sinai, and they took a journey of three days, and the cloud rested upon the wilderness of Paran; there the anger of YAHWEH was kindled against Yisrael, for they had provoked YAHWEH in asking him for meat, that they might eat.
27 And YAHWEH hearkened to their voice, and gave them meat which they ate for one month.
28 But after this the anger of YAHWEH was kindled against them, and he smote them with a great slaughter, and they were buried there in that place.
29 And the children of Yisrael called that place Kebroth Hattaavah, because there they buried the people that lusted flesh.
30 And they departed from Kebroth Hattaavah and pitched in Hazeroth, which is in the wilderness of Paran.
31 And while the children of Yisrael were in Hazeroth, the anger of YAHWEH was kindled against Miriam on account of Mosheh, and she became leprous, white as snow.
32 And she was confined without the camp for seven days, until she had been received again after her leprosy.
33 The children of Yisrael afterward departed from Hazeroth, and pitched in the end of the wilderness of Paran.
34 At that time, YAHWEH spoke to Mosheh to send twelve men from the children of Yisrael, one man to a tribe, to go and explore the land of Canaan.
35 And Mosheh sent the twelve men, and they came to the land of Canaan to search and examine it, and they explored the whole land from the wilderness of Sin to Rechob as you come to Chamoth.
36 And at the end of forty days they came to Mosheh and Aaron, and they brought him word as it was in their hearts, and ten of the men brought up an evil report to the children of Yisrael, of the land which they had explored, saying, It is better for us to return to Egypt than to go to this land, a land that consumes its inhabitants.
37 But Yahshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephuneh, who were of those that explored the land, said, The land is exceedingly good.
38 If YAHWEH delight in us, then he will bring us to this land and give it to us, for it is a land flowing with milk and honey.
39 But the children of Yisrael would not hearken to them, and they hearkened to the words of the ten men who had brought up an evil report of the land.
40 And YAHWEH heard the murmurings of the children of Yisrael and he was angry and swore, saying,
41 Surely not one man of this wicked generation shall see the land from twenty years old and upward excepting Caleb the son of Jephuneh and Yahshua the son of Nun.
42 But surely this wicked generation shall perish in this wilderness, and their children shall come to the land and they shall possess it; so the anger of YAHWEH was kindled against Yisrael, and he made them wander in the wilderness for forty years until the end of that wicked generation, because they did not follow YAHWEH.
43 And the people dwelt in the wilderness of Paran a long time, and they afterward proceeded to the wilderness by the way of the Red Sea.