Numbers 20

1 Then came the children of Yisrael, even the whole congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month, and the people abode in Qadesh; and Miryam died there, and was buried there.

2 And there was no water for the congregation; and they gathered themselves together against Moses (Mosheh) and against Aaron (Aharon).

3 And the people chode with Moses (Mosheh), and spake, saying: “If only we had died when our brethren died before יהוה!

4 And why have you brought up the congregation of יהוה into this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there?

5 And wherefore have you made us to come up out of Egypt (Mitsrayim), to bring us in unto this evil place? It is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink.”

6 And Moses (Mosheh) and Aaron (Aharon) went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces. And the glory of יהוה appeared unto them.

7 And יהוה spake unto Moses (Mosheh), saying,

8 “Take the rod, and gather you the assembly together, you, and Aaron (Aharon) your brother, and speak you unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and you shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock; so you shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.

9 And Moses (Mosheh) took the rod from before יהוה, as He commanded him.

10 And Moses (Mosheh) and Aaron (Aharon) gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, “Hear now, you rebels! Must we fetch you water out of this rock?”

11 And Moses (Mosheh) lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice; and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

12 And יהוה spake unto Moses (Mosheh) and Aaron (Aharon), “Because you believed Me not, to sanctify Me in the eyes of the children of Yisrael, therefore you shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.”

13 This is the water of Meribah, because the children of Yisrael strove with יהוה, and He was sanctified in them.

14 And Moses (Mosheh) sent messengers from Qadesh unto the king of Edom, “Thus saith your brother Yisrael: ‘You knowest all the travail that hath befallen us;

15 How our fathers went down into Egypt (Mitsrayim), and we have dwelt in Egypt (Mitsrayim) a long time; and the Egyptians (Mitsrayim) vexed us, and our fathers.

16 And when we cried unto יהוה, He heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt (Mitsrayim); and, behold, we are in Qadesh, a city in the uttermost of your border.

17 Please let us pass through your 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 your borders.’”

18 And Edom said unto him, “You shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against you with the sword.”

19 And the children of Yisrael said unto him, “We will go by the high way; and if I and my cattle drink of your water, then I will pay for it; I will only, without doing anything else, go through on my feet.”

20 And he said, “You shalt not go through.” And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a strong hand.

21 Thus Edom refused to give Yisrael passage through his border; wherefore Yisrael turned away from him.

22 And the children of Yisrael, even the whole congregation, journeyed from Qadesh, and came unto Mount Hor.

23 And יהוה spake unto Moses (Mosheh) and Aaron (Aharon) in Mount Hor, by the coast of the land of Edom, saying:

24 “Aaron (Aharon) shall be gathered unto his people, for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Yisrael, because you rebelled against My word at the water of Meribah.

25 Take Aaron (Aharon) and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto Mount Hor;

26 And strip Aaron (Aharon) of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron (Aharon) shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there.”

27 And Moses (Mosheh) did as יהוה commanded; and they went up into Mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.

28 And Moses (Mosheh) stripped Aaron (Aharon) of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron (Aharon) died there in the top of the mountain. And Moses (Mosheh) and Eleazar came down from the mountain.

29 And when all the congregation saw that Aaron (Aharon) was dead, they mourned for Aaron (Aharon) thirty days, even all the house of Yisrael.