Category Archives: Numbers

Lines in the Sand

Command the Israelites and say to them: ‘When you enter Canaan, the land that will be allotted to you as an inheritance is to have these boundaries:   “ ‘Your southern side will include some of the Desert of Zin along … Continue reading

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Stages in the Journey

Here are the stages in the journey of the Israelites when they came out of Egypt by divisions under the leadership of Moses and Aaron. At the Lord’s command Moses recorded the stages in their journey. This is their journey … Continue reading

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The wrong side of the Jordan

Then they came up to him and said, “We would like to build pens here for our livestock and cities for our women and children. But we will arm ourselves for battle and go ahead of the Israelites until we … Continue reading

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Do not make us cross the Jordan

If we have found favor in your eyes,” they said, “let this land be given to your servants as our possession. Do not make us cross the Jordan.”   Moses said to the Gadites and Reubenites, “Should your fellow Israelites go … Continue reading

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The Promised Land

Then the Lord said to Moses, “Go up this mountain in the Abarim Range and see the land I have given the Israelites. After you have seen it, you too will be gathered to your people, as your brother Aaron … Continue reading

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Planted by the River

How lovely are your tents, O Jacob, your encampments, O Israel!  Like palm groves that stretch afar, like gardens beside a river, like aloes that the Lord has planted, like cedar trees beside the waters.  Water shall flow from his buckets, and his seed … Continue reading

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God Believes in Us!

Then Israel sang this song: “Spring up, O well! Sing about it, about the well that the princes dug, that the nobles of the people sank— the nobles with scepters and staffs.” Then they went from the wilderness to Mattanah. … Continue reading

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