Day 4

Day 4

Written on 06/17/2020


Numbers 14:26-15:7

26 Adonai said to Moshe and Aharon, 

27 “How long am I to put up with this evil community who keep grumbling about me? I have heard the complaints of the people of Isra’el, which they continue to raise against me. 

28 Tell them this: ‘As surely as I live, Adonai swears, as surely as you have spoken in my ears, I will do this to you: 

29 your carcasses will fall in this desert! Every single one of you who were included in the census over the age of twenty, you who have complained against me, 

30 will certainly not enter the land about which I raised my hand to swear that I would have you live in it — except for Kalev the son of Y’funeh and Y’hoshua the son of Nun. 

31 But your little ones, who you said would be taken as booty — them I will bring in. They will know the land you have rejected. 

32 But you, your carcasses will fall in this desert; 

33 and your children will wander about in the desert for forty years bearing the consequences of your prostitutions until the desert eats up your carcasses. 

34 It will be a year for every day you spent reconnoitering the land that you will bear the consequences of your offenses — forty days, forty years. Then you will know what it means to oppose me! 

35 I, Adonai, have spoken.’ I will certainly do this to this whole evil community who have assembled together against me — they will be destroyed in this desert and die there.”

36 The men whom Moshe had sent to reconnoiter the land and who, when they returned, made the entire community complain against him by giving an unfavorable report about the land — 

37 those men who gave the unfavorable report about the land died by the plague in the presence of Adonai

38 Of the men who went to reconnoiter the land, only Y’hoshua the son of Nun and Kalev the son of Y’funeh remained alive.

39 When Moshe told these things to all the people of Isra’el, the people felt great remorse. 

40 They arose early the next morning, came up to the top of the mountain and said, “Here we are, and we did sin, but now we’ll go up to the place Adonaipromised.” 

41 Moshe answered, “Why are you opposing what Adonai said? You won’t succeed! 

42 Don’t go up there, because Adonai isn’t with you. If you do, your enemies will defeat you. 

43 The ‘Amalekim and the Kena‘anim are there ahead of you, and you will be struck down by the sword. The reason will be that you have turned away from following Adonai, so that Adonai won’t be with you.”

44 But they were presumptuous and went on up toward the high parts of the hill-country, even though the ark for the covenant of Adonai — and Moshe — stayed in the camp.

45 So the ‘Amalekim and the Kena‘anim living in that hill-country descended, struck them down and beat them back all the way to Hormah.

Adonai said to Moshe, 

“Tell the people of Isra’el, ‘When you have come into the land where you are going to live, which I am giving to you, 

and want to make an offering by fire to Adonai — a burnt offering or sacrifice to fulfill a special vow, or to be a voluntary offering, or at your designated times, to make a fragrant aroma for Adonai — then, whether it is comes from the herd or from the flock, 

the person bringing the offering is to present Adonai with a grain offering consisting of two quarts of fine flour mixed with one quart of olive oil, 

and one quart of wine for the drink offering. This is what you are to prepare with the burnt offering or for each lamb sacrificed.

“‘For a ram, prepare one gallon of fine flour mixed with one-and-one-third quarts of olive oil; 

while for the drink offering, you are to present one-and-one-third quarts of wine as a fragrant aroma for Adonai.