Day 3

Day 3

Written on 06/30/2020


Numbers 20:22-21:20

22 They traveled on from Kadesh; and the people of Isra’el, the whole community, arrived at Mount Hor.

23 At Mount Hor, by the border of the land of Edom, Adonai said to Moshe and Aharon, 

24 “Aharon is about to be gathered to his people, because he is not to enter the land I have given to the people of Isra’el, inasmuch as you rebelled against what I said at the M’rivah Spring. 

25 Take Aharon and El‘azar his son, bring them up to Mount Hor, 

26 remove the garments from Aharon and put them on El‘azar his son. Aharon will be gathered to his people — he will die there.”

27 Moshe did as Adonai had ordered. They went up onto Mount Hor before the eyes of the whole community. 

28 Moshe removed the garments from Aharon, and put them on El‘azar his son, and Aharon died there on the top of the mountain. Then Moshe and El‘azar came down the mountain. 

29 When the entire community saw that Aharon was dead, they mourned Aharon thirty days, the whole house of Isra’el.

1 Then the king of ‘Arad, a Kena‘ani who lived in the Negev, heard that Isra’el was approaching by way of Atarim, so he attacked Isra’el and took some of them captive. 

Isra’el made a vow to Adonai, “If you will hand this people over to me, I will completely destroy their cities.” 

Adonai listened to what Isra’el said and handed over the Kena‘anim, so they completely destroyed them and their cities and named the place Hormah [complete destruction].

Then they traveled from Mount Hor on the road toward the Sea of Suf in order to go around the land of Edom; but the people’s tempers grew short because of the detour. 

The people spoke against God and against Moshe: “Why did you bring us up out of Egypt? To die in the desert? There’s no real food, there’s no water, and we’re sick of this miserable stuff we’re eating!”

In response, Adonai sent poisonous snakes among the people; they bit the people, and many of Isra’el’s people died. 

The people came to Moshe and said, “We sinned by speaking against Adonai and against you. Pray to Adonai that he rid us of these snakes.” Moshe prayed for the people,

and Adonai answered Moshe: “Make a poisonous snake and put it on a pole. When anyone who has been bitten sees it, he will live.” 

Moshe made a bronze snake and put it on the pole; if a snake had bitten someone, then, when he looked toward the bronze snake, he stayed alive.

10 The people of Isra’el traveled on and camped at Ovot. 

11 From Ovot they traveled and camped at ‘Iyei-Ha‘avarim, in the desert fronting Mo’av on the east. 

12 From there they traveled and camped in Vadi Zered. 

13 From there they traveled and camped on the other side of the Arnon, in the desert; this river comes out of the territory of the Emori; for the Arnon is the boundary between Mo’av and the Emori. 

14 This is why it says, in the Book of the Wars of Adonai, “. . . Vahev at Sufah, the vadis of Arnon, 

15 and the slope of the vadis extending as far as the site of ‘Ar, which lie next to the territory of Mo’av.”

16 From there they went on to Be’er [well]; that is the well about which Adonai said to Moshe, “Assemble the people, and I will give them water.” 

17 Then Isra’el sang this song:

“Spring up, oh well!
Sing to the well
18 sunk by the princes,
dug by the people’s leaders
with the scepter,
with their staffs!”

From the desert they went to Mattanah, 

19 from Mattanah to Nachali’el, from Nachali’el to Bamot, 

20 and from Bamot to the valley by the plain of Mo’av at the start of the Pisgah range, where it overlooks the desert.

 

John 3:9-21

Nakdimon replied, “How can this happen?” 

10 Yeshua answered him, “You hold the office of teacher in Isra’el, and you don’t know this? 

11 Yes, indeed! I tell you that what we speak about, we know; and what we give evidence of, we have seen; but you people don’t accept our evidence! 

12 If you people don’t believe me when I tell you about the things of the world, how will you believe me when I tell you about the things of heaven? 

13 No one has gone up into heaven; there is only the one who has come down from heaven, the Son of Man. 

14 Just as Moshe lifted up the serpent in the desert, so must the Son of Man be lifted up; 

15 so that everyone who trusts in him may have eternal life.

16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his only and unique Son, so that everyone who trusts in him may have eternal life, instead of being utterly destroyed. 

17 For God did not send the Son into the world to judge the world, but rather so that through him, the world might be saved. 

18 Those who trust in him are not judged; those who do not trust have been judged already, in that they have not trusted in the one who is God’s only and unique Son.

19 “Now this is the judgment: the light has come into the world, but people loved the darkness rather than the light. Why? Because their actions were wicked. 

20 For everyone who does evil things hates the light and avoids it, so that his actions won’t be exposed. 

21 But everyone who does what is true comes to the light, so that all may see that his actions are accomplished through God.”