Numbers 20 ©
The children of Israel come to Zin, where Miriam dieth. They murmur for want of water. Moses smiting the rock bringeth forth water. God is displeased with Moses and Aaron at Meribah. Moses at Kadesh desireth a passage through Edom, which is denied. At mount Hor Aaron resigneth his place to Eleazar, and dieth.
THEN came the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, ainto the desert of Zin in the bfirst month: and the people abode in cKadesh; and dMiriam died there, and was buried there.
¶And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Take mthe rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and nspeak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and othou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.
And Moses took the rod pfrom before the LORD, as he commanded him.
¶And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye tbelieved me not, to usanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye vshall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.
Let us pass, I pray thee, gthrough thy country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go by the king's high way, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy borders.
And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword.
¶And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, journeyed from kKadesh, and came unto lmount Hor.
And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast of the land of Edom, saying,
Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor:
And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there.
And Moses did as the LORD commanded: and they went up into mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.