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Aaron's Rod buds, and is kept as a Monument against the

Rebels.

Numb. XVII. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of every one of them a rod according to the house of their fathers, of all their princes according to the house of their fathers, twelve rods: write thou every man's name upon his rod. And thou shalt write Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers. And thou shalt lay them up in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where I will meet with you. And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby they murmur against you.

And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, and every one of their princes gave him a rod apiece, for each prince one, according to their fathers' houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods. And Moses laid up the rods before the Lord in the tabernacle of witness. And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds. And Moses brought out all the rods from before the Lord unto all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod.

And the LORD said unto Moses, Bring Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels; and thou shalt quite take away their murmurings from me, that they die not. And Moses did so: as the Lord commanded him, so did he. And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish. Whosoever cometh any thing near unto the tabernacle of the LORD shall die : shall we be consumed with dying?

FIFTEENTH TO TWENTIETH JOURNEY.

141

JOURNEY TAE FIFTEENTH-FROM RITHMAH TO RIMMOX

PAREZ.

NUMB. XXXIII. 19. (From B. C. 1489 to 1452.) And they departed from Rithmah, and pitched at Rimmon-parez.

JOURNEY THE SIXTEENTH-FROM RIMMON-PAREZ TO

LIBNAH.

NUMB. XXXIII. 20. And they departed from Rimmon-parez, and pitched in Libnah.

JOURNEY THE SEVENTEENTH-PROM LIBNAH TO RISSAH.

NUMB. XXXIII. 21, And they removed from Libnah and pitched at Rissah.

JOURNEY THIE EIGHTEENTH-FROM RISSAH TO

KEHELATHAH.

NUMB. XXXIII. 22. And they journeyed from Rissah, and pitched in Kehelathah.

JOURNEY THE NINETEENTH-FROM KEHELATHAH TO

MOUNT SHAPHER.

NUMB. XXXIII. 23.

And they went from Kehelathah, and pitched in mount Shapher.

JOURNEY THE TWENTIETH-FROM MOUNT SHAPHER TO

HARADAH.

NUMB. XXXIII. 24. And they removed from mount Shapher, and encamped in Haradah.

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JOURNEY THE TWENTY-FIRST-FROM HARADAH TO

MAKHELOTH.

NUMB. XXXIII. 25. And they removed from Haradah, and pitched in Makheloth.

JOURNEY THE TWENTY-SECOND-FROM MAKHELOTH TO

TAHATH.

NUMB. XXXIII. 26. And they removed from Makheloth, and encamped at Tahath.

JOURNEY THE TWENTY-THIRD FROM TAHATH TO TARAH.

NUMB, XXXIII. 27.

And they departed from Tahath, and pitched at Tarah.

JOURNEY TIIE TWENTY-FOURTH-FROM TARAH TO

MITHCAH.

NUMB. XXXIII. 28.

And they removed from Tarah, and pitched in Mithcah.

JOURNEY THE TWENTY-FIFTH-FROM MITHCAH TO
HASHMONAH, OR AZMON, OR SELMONA.

NUMB. XXXIII. 29. And they went from Mithcah, and pitched in Hashmonah.

JOURNEY THE TWENTY-SIXTH-FROM HASHMONAH TO

MOSEROTH,

NUMB. XXXIII. 30. And they departed from Ilashmonah, and encamped at Moseroth.

THIRTY-SECOND JOURNEY.

143

JOURNEY THE TWENTY-SEVENTH-FROM MOSEROTH TO

BENE-JAAKAN.

NUMB. XXXIII. 31. And they departed from Moseroth, and pitched in Benejaakan.

JOURNEY THE TWENTY-EIGHTH-FROM BENE-JAAKAN TO

HOR-HAGIDGAD, OR GUDGODAH.

NUMB. XXXIII. 32. And they removed from Bene-jaakan, and encamped at Hor-hagidgad.

JOURNEY THE TWENTY-NINTH-FROM HOR-HAGIDGAD TO

JOTBATHAH.

NUMB. XXXIII. 33. And they went from Hor-hagidgad, and pitched in Jotbathah.

JOURNEY THE THIRTIETH-FROM JOTBATHAH TO EBRONAH.

NUMB. XXXIII. 34. And they removed from Jotbathah, and encamped at Ebronah.

JOURNEY THE THIRTY-FIRST-FROM EBRONAH TO

EZION-GABER.

NUMB. XXXIII. 35. And they departed from Ebronah, and encamped at Eziongaber.

JOURNEY THE THIRTY-SECOND- FROM EZION-GABER TO THE

WILDERNESS OF ZIN, OR KADESH-BARNEA, THE SECOND TIME, AFTER THIRTY-EIGHT YEARS' WANDERING,

NUMB. XXXIII. 36. And they removed from Ezion-gaber, and pitched in the wilderness of Zin, which is Kadesh.

Death of Mirium.— The People murmur for Water.

NUMB. xx. 1...13.

(B. C. 1452.) Then came the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there. And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron. And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had died when our brethren died before the LORD! And why have ye brought up the congregation of the Lord into this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there? And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, 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. And Moses and Aaron went from the presence the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces : and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them.

And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou and Aaron thy

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