Recounting Israel's Journey
1These are the journeys of the children of Israel when they went forth out of the land of Egypt by their armies under the hand of Moses and Aaron.
2Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of Yahweh; and these are their journeys according to their goings out.
3They traveled from Rameses in the first month, on the 15th day of the first month; on the next day after the Passover the children of Israel went out with a high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians
4while the Egyptians were burying all their firstborn whom Yahweh had struck among them; on their gods also Yahweh executed judgments.
5The children of Israel traveled from Rameses and encamped in Succoth.
6They traveled from Succoth and encamped in Etham, which is in the edge of the wilderness.
7They traveled from Etham and turned back to Pihahiroth, which is before Baal Zephon; and they encamped before Migdol.
8They traveled from before Hahiroth and passed through the middle of the sea into the wilderness, and they went three days’ journey in the wilderness of Etham and encamped in Marah.
9They traveled from Marah and came to Elim, and in Elim were 12 springs of water and seventy palm trees, and they encamped there.
10They traveled from Elim and encamped by the Red Sea.
11They traveled from the Red Sea and encamped in the wilderness of Sin.
12They traveled from the wilderness of Sin and encamped in Dophkah.
13They traveled from Dophkah and encamped in Alush.
14They traveled from Alush and encamped in Rephidim, where there was no water for the people to drink.
15They traveled from Rephidim and encamped in the wilderness of Sinai.
16They traveled from the wilderness of Sinai and encamped in Kibroth Hattaavah.
17They traveled from Kibroth Hattaavah and encamped in Hazeroth.
18They traveled from Hazeroth and encamped in Rithmah.
19They traveled from Rithmah and encamped in Rimmon Perez.
20They traveled from Rimmon Perez and encamped in Libnah.
21They traveled from Libnah and encamped in Rissah.
22They traveled from Rissah and encamped in Kehelathah.
23They traveled from Kehelathah and encamped in Mount Shepher.
24They traveled from Mount Shepher and encamped in Haradah.
25They traveled from Haradah and encamped in Makheloth.
26They traveled from Makheloth and encamped in Tahath.
27They traveled from Tahath and encamped in Terah.
28They traveled from Terah and encamped in Mithkah.
29They traveled from Mithkah and encamped in Hashmonah.
30They traveled from Hashmonah and encamped in Moseroth.
31They traveled from Moseroth and encamped in Bene Jaakan.
32They traveled from Bene Jaakan and encamped in Hor Haggidgad.
33They traveled from Hor Haggidgad and encamped in Jotbathah.
34They traveled from Jotbathah and encamped in Abronah.
35They traveled from Abronah and encamped in Ezion Geber.
36They traveled from Ezion Geber and encamped in the wilderness of Zin (the same is Kadesh).
37They traveled from Kadesh and encamped in Mount Hor, in the edge of the land of Edom.
38Aaron the priest went up into Mount Hor at the commandment of Yahweh and died there in the fortieth year after the children of Israel had come out of the land of Egypt, in the fifth month, on the first day of the month.
39Aaron was 123 years old when he died in Mount Hor.
40The Canaanite, the king of Arad who lived in the Negev in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the children of Israel.
41They traveled from Mount Hor and encamped in Zalmonah.
42They traveled from Zalmonah and encamped in Punon.
43They traveled from Punon and encamped in Oboth.
44They traveled from Oboth and encamped in Iye Abarim, at the border of Moab.
45They traveled from Iyim and encamped in Dibon Gad.
46They traveled from Dibon Gad and encamped in Almon Diblathaim.
47They traveled from Almon Diblathaim and encamped in the mountains of Abarim, before Nebo.
48They traveled from the mountains of Abarim and encamped in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho.
Instructions for Occupying Canaan
49They encamped by the Jordan from Beth Jeshimoth even to Abel Shittim in the plains of Moab.
50Yahweh spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying,
51“Speak to the children of Israel, and tell them, ‘When you pass over the Jordan into the land of Canaan,
52then you must drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their stone idols, destroy all their cast metal images and demolish all their high places.
53You are to take possession of the land and dwell in it, for I have given the land to you to possess it.
54You are to inherit the land by lot according to your families; to the more you are to give the more inheritance, and to the fewer you are to give the less inheritance. Wherever the lot falls to any man, that will be his. You will inherit according to the tribes of your fathers.
55But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then those you let remain of them will be as barbs in your eyes and as thorns in your sides, and they will harass you in the land in that you dwell.
56It will happen that as I thought to do to them, so will I do to you.‘”