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13:1,2 And the LORD spake unto Moses,
saying, Send men that they may search the
land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel.
Of every tribe of their fathers shall you send a man, every one a ruler
13:16 These are the names of the men which Moses sent to spy out the
land. And Moses called Oshea the son of Nun Jehoshua.
13:17 And Moses sent them to spy
out the land of Canaan
and said unto them, Get you up this way southward and go up into the mountain.
13:18-21 And see the land, what it is and the people that dwell therein,
whether they be strong or weak, few or many and what the land is that they
dwell in, whether it be good or bad and what cities there be that they
dwell in, whether in tents or in strong holds and what the land is, whether
it be fat or lean, whether there be wood therein or not. And be you of
good courage and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time
of the first ripe grapes.
13:21 So they went up and searched the land from the wilderness of
south-eastern corner of the desert et-Tih, the wilderness of Paran, between
the Gulf of Akabah and the head of the Wady Guraiyeh).unto
Rehob, as men come to Hamath.
13:22 And they ascended by the south and came unto Hebron; where Ahiman,
Sheshai and Talmai, the children of Anak,
were. Now Hebron was built seven
also know as Tanis, was a city in Egypt
whose ancient name was Kiriath-arba and according to Hebrew
writers, so called because four patriarchs,
and Adam were buried there; according to Joshua
15:13 it was named after Arba, an ancestor of the Anakim
and founder of the city of Hebron, to which he gave its ancient name.
13:23,24 And they came unto the brook of Eshcol and cut down from thence
a branch with one cluster of grapes and they bare it between two upon a
staff and they brought of the pomegranates and of the figs. The place was
called the brook Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children
of Israel cut down from thence.
13:25,26 And they returned from searching of the land.(this
was the land of Canaan).after
forty days. And they went and came to Moses
and to Aaron and to all the congregation
of the children of Israel,
unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh and brought back word unto them
and unto all the congregation and showed them the fruit of the land.
13:27 And they told him and said, We came unto the land.(Deuteronomy
you sent us and surely it flows with milk and honey and this is the fruit
13:28 Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land and
the cities are walled and very great and moreover, we saw the children
of Anak there.
13:29 The Amalekites dwell
in the land of the south and the Hittites
and the Jebusites and the
Amorites dwell in the mountains and the Canaanites
dwell by the sea and by the coast of Jordan.
13:30-32 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses
and said, Let us go up at once and possess it, for we are well able to
overcome it. But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to
go up against the people, for they are stronger than we. And they brought
up an evil report of the land which they had searched on behalf of the
rest of the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have
gone to search it, is a land that eats up the inhabitants thereof.(ready
to war with any opposing them and the land would require work to set up,
protect and maintain).and all
the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.
13:33 And there we saw the giants,
the sons of Anak, which come of the giants. And we were in our own sight
as grasshoppers and so we were in their sight.
14:2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against
Aaron and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had
died in the land of Egypt!.(where
they were in captivity for 430 years:.Isaiah
10:20,21).or would God we
had died in this wilderness!.(Moses,
you brought us out here to die!)
14:3,4 And wherefore has the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall
by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? Were it
not better for us to return into Egypt? And they said one to another, Let
us make a captain and let us return into Egypt.
14:5-7 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly
of the congregation of the children of Israel. And Joshua the son of Nun
and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land,
their clothes. And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel,
saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding
14:8 If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land
and give to us this land which flows with milk and honey.(original
'fatness' and the sweetness of honey; it was a lush
14:11-13 And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke
me? and how long will it be ere
they believe me, for all the signs which I have showed among them? I will
smite them with the pestilence and disinherit them and will make of you
a greater nation and mightier than they. And Moses said unto the LORD,
Then the Egyptians shall hear it, for you brought up this people in your
might from among them;
14:14 And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. For they
have heard that you LORD
are among this people, that you LORD are seen face to face and that your
cloud stands over them and that you have gone before them by day time in
a pillar of a cloud and in a pillar of fire by night.
14:15-17 Now if you kill all this people as one man, then the nations
which have heard the fame of you will speak, saying, Because the LORD was
not able to bring this people into the land which he sware unto them, therefore
he has slain them in the wilderness. And now, I beseech you, let the power
of my Lord be great, according as you have spoken, saying,
14:18 The LORD is longsuffering and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity
and transgression and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting
the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth
14:19 Pardon, I beseech you, the iniquity of this people according
unto the greatness of your mercy and as you have forgiven this people,
from Egypt even until now.
14:20 And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to your word.
14:21 But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the
glory of the LORD.
14:22 Because all those men.(the
many thousands including Moses and
his brother Aaron, their leaders:.Numbers
have seen my glory and my miracles which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness
and have tempted me now these ten times.(there
was no ten times; it means 'frequently' and to the point of giving up on
them, because God was fed up with them constantly shoving
God away to fulfil their own selfishnesses, instead of using the tools
of God to get the good promised to them; what
were the tools?).and have
all they had experienced of God protecting them, they still didn't believe
God would continue doing it. So, it's important to be
sincere about learning.
and remembering. They said yes, because they wanted something better than
they had in captivity in Egypt, but they
had no heart to even begin to mean it sincerely.
14:23 Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers,
neither shall any of them that provoked me.(Hebrews
14:24 But my servant Caleb.(Numbers
32:11,12), because he had another spirit with him.(was
of a better consciousness.than
the rest; how was his consciousness better?.Romans
9:32).and has followed me
fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went and his seed shall
14:25 Now the Amalekites
and the Canaanites
dwelt in the valley. Tomorrow turn you and get you into the wilderness
by the way of the Red sea.
14:26 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,
14:27-29 How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur
against me? I have heard the murmurings
of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me. Say unto them,
As truly as I live, says the LORD, as you have spoken in mine ears, so
will I do to you. Your carcases
shall fall in this wilderness of all that were numbered of you, according
to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured
14:30 Doubtless you shall not come into the land, concerning which
I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb
the son of Jephunneh and Joshua
the son of Nun.
Numbers 14:31-33 But your little ones, which you
said should be a prey, them will I bring in and they shall know the land
which you have despised. But as for you, your carcases, they shall fall
in this wilderness. And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty
years and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness.
14:31-33 But your little ones, which you said should be a prey, them
will I bring in and they shall know the land which you have despised.
But as for you, your carcases, they shall fall in this wilderness. And
your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years.(another
40 years; this time the children of those who came out of Egypt; the original
group, their fathers were bitter
all the previous 40 years or one generation, which they were in the wilderness;
they would not be going into the promised land (Numbers
13:25-28), but their children would be, but the children were going
to get 40 years so the lesson of why their parents could not go to this
promised land would be understood by the children to be because of their
parents evil ways in turning from the God who wanted to give them everything
good; the parents couldn't go because they wouldn't listen to God and they
weren't interested in listening because they just didn't believe God:.Exodus
20:5: Numbers 14:22).and
bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness.
14:34 After the number of the days in which you searched the land,
even forty days, each day for a year, shall you bear your iniquities, even
forty years and you shall know my breach of promise.
14:35 I the LORD have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil
congregation, that are gathered together against me. In this wilderness
they shall be consumed and there they shall die.
14:36 And the men, which Moses sent to search the land returned and
made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up a slander
upon the land.
slander was, the land Moses brought us out of Egypt to go into, is no good;
they didn't consider that God has the ability to change a meager
land into a good one and so it was a complaint against God because of their
14:37 Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land,
died by the plague before the LORD.
people back then just didn't trust God for anything good.
14:38-42 But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh,
which were of the men that went to search the land, lived still. And Moses
told these sayings unto all the children of Israel and the people mourned
greatly. And they rose up early in the morning and gat
them up into the top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we be here and will go
up unto the place which the LORD has promised, for we have sinned. And
Moses said, Wherefore now do you transgress the commandment of the LORD?
but it shall not prosper. Go not up, for the LORD is not among you, that
you be not smitten before your enemies.
14:43 For the Amalekites
and the Canaanites
are there before you and you shall fall by the sword, because you are turned
away from the LORD, therefore the LORD will not be with you.
they didn't listen.
What did they do?.Jeremiah
14:44 But they presumed to go up unto the hill top.(*).
ark of the covenant of the LORD.(Romans
departed not out of the camp.
though these ancients were moving away from the things of God, there remained
a firm and resolute presence of God with them. Similar today it is, with
God being the base of us and all things, that is, underneath
it all. And, you can easily prove this to yourself by considering what
it is that sustains
14:45 Then the Amalekites came down and the Canaanites which dwelt
in that hill and smote them and discomfited them.(killed
some of them and beat others up), even unto Hormah.(kept
chasing after them all the way to the city of Hormah).
this was only about two years after God brought them out of captivity in
Egypt. They wanted the gods they made, rather than the God that made them.
15:15,16 One ordinance
shall be both for the congregation
and also for the
stranger that sojourns
with you, an ordinance forever in your generations. As you are, so shall
the stranger be before the LORD. One law and one manner.(standard
of judgment based upon it, so it's fair for all:.Deuteronomy
33:19; Matthew 22:39).shall
be for you and for the the stranger that sojourns with you.
15:20,21 You shall offer up a cake of the first of your dough for an
heave offering as you do the heave offering of the threshingfloor, so shall
you heave it. Of the first of your dough you shall give unto the LORD an
heave offering in your generations.
15:30,31 But the soul that does ought.presumptuously,
whether he be born in the land or a
stranger, the same reproaches.(he
or she is not in alignment
and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.(and
that because of not being of love when all around he or she is of love).
Because he has despised
the word of the LORD and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly
be cut off.(*);
his iniquity shall be upon him.(he
caused his own problem, because we reap
what we have sown).
15:32,33 And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they
found a man that gathered sticks upon the
sabbath day. And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto
Moses and Aaron and unto all the congregation.
15:34 And they put him in
ward, because it was not declared what should be done to him.
Numbers 15:35,36 And the LORD said unto Moses,
The man shall be surely put to death. All the congregation shall stone
him with stones without the camp. And all the congregation brought him
without the camp and stoned him with stones and he died as the LORD commanded
15:35,36 And the LORD said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put
Testament's over 600+
laws were rigid
and are thankfully completely
abolished; he was doing the work of gathering sticks to make a fire,
work that at this time, was not allowed under the Mosaic
Law on the sabbath day,
as it was a day where one's attentions were to be on God, a day of rest
and peace, so the people had an opportunity to grow spiritually, to read
about and share the things of
a higher consciousness than that they were used to the rest of the
week; one who profaned
the sabbath was showing disdain
for God as all had agreed in the land of Israel back then to all the terms
presented to them:.Exodus
19:7,8). All the congregation shall stone him with stones without
the camp. And all the congregation brought him without the camp and stoned
him with stones and he died as the LORD commanded Moses.(seems
cruel; is God cruel?).
15:38 Speak unto the children of Israel and bid them that they make
them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations
and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue.
15:39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe.(or,
the purpose of the fringe is), that you may look upon it
and remember all the commandments of the LORD and do them and that you
not after your own heart and your own eyes.(*),
after which you use to go a whoring.
were into their selfish ways that were the only way they knew, since they
kicked God away from them:.Proverbs
14:12; Jeremiah 44:16,17.
15:40 That you may remember and do all my commandments and be holy
unto your God.
16:1 Now Korah, the son
of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi and Dathan and Abiram, the
sons of Eliab and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men.
16:2,3 And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children
of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the
congregation, men of renown. And they gathered themselves together against
Moses and against Aaron and said unto
them, You take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy.(we're
all just as good as you and could lead this nation), every
one of them and the LORD is among them. Wherefore then lift you up yourselves
above the congregation of the LORD.(what
makes you think that you are greater than anyone elso here)?
were out to grab control from Moses:.1Samuel
16:4-7 And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face. And he spake
unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even tomorrow the LORD will
show who are his and who is holy and will cause him to come near unto him,
even him whom he has chosen will he cause to come near unto him. This do,
take you censers, Korah and all his company and put fire therein and put
incense in them before the LORD tomorrow and it shall be that the man whom
the LORD does choose, he shall be holy.(you'll
see the one whom God wants over this nation). You take too
much upon you, you sons of Levi.(it's
you who are taking too much on you).
16:8,9 And Moses said unto Korah,
Hear I pray you, you sons of Levi, does it seem a small thing unto you
that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel
to bring you near to himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the
LORD and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them?
Numbers 16:10-15 And he has brought you near to
him and all your brethren the sons of Levi with you and yet you seek the
priesthood also? For which cause both you and all your company are gathered
together against the LORD. And what is Aaron, that you murmur against him?
And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, which said,
We will not come up. Is it a small thing that you have brought us up out
of a land that flows with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness,
except you make yourself altogether a prince over us? Moreover you have
not brought us into a land that flows with milk and honey or given us inheritance
of fields and vineyards. Will you put out the eyes of these men? We will
not come up. And Moses was very wroth and said unto the LORD, Respect not
you their offering. I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I
hurt one of them.
16:10-15 And he has brought you near to him and all your brethren the
sons of Levi with you, and seek you the priesthood also.(it
wasn't enough for you to remain in the position God gave you; they grasped
for more)? For which cause both you and all your company are gathered
together against the LORD. And what is Aaron, that you murmur against him.(your
finding fault with me and now Aaron; they were looking for some reason
to justify their rebellious actions)? And Moses sent to call Dathan
and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, which said, We will not come up.(they
too were against Moses). Is it a small thing that you have brought
us up out of a land that flows with milk and honey.(how
they compared their horrible life in Egypt to now being in the wilderness;
they conveniently forgot just how bad it was in their comparison with where
they now were), to kill us in the wilderness, except you make yourself
altogether a prince over us.(they
forgot who had placed Moses over them and accused him of jacking himself
up in selfishness)? Moreover you have not brought us into a land
that flows with milk and honey, or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards.(they
continually complained and blamed Moses for what they didn't like about
their present situation). Will you put out the eyes of these men.(are
you Moses going to punish these men who are against you)? We will
not come up.(well, you
can count us out of supporting you). And Moses was very wroth and
said unto the LORD, Respect not you their offering. I have not taken one
ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.(I
have done nothing to cause them to act this way).
16:16-21 And Moses said unto Korah, Be you and all your company before
the LORD, you and they and Aaron, tomorrow.(tomorrow
we will bring all this matter before God). And take every
man his censer and put incense in them and bring you before the LORD every
man his censer, two hundred and fifty censers, you also and Aaron, each
of you his censer. And they took every man his censer and put fire in them
and laid incense thereon and stood in the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation with Moses and Aaron. And Korah gathered all the congregation
against them unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation and the
glory of the LORD appeared unto all the congregation. And the LORD spake
unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, Separate yourselves from among this
congregation, that I may consume them in a moment.(God
was not pleased, to
say the least:.1Samuel
16:22 And they fell upon their faces and said, O God, the God of the
spirits of all flesh.(Hebrews
12:9), shall one man sin and will you be wrathful with
all the congregation?
story of this rebellion
against Moses begins in verse 1.
16:23-29 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the congregation,
saying, Get you up from where you are and go to the tabernacle of Korah,
Dathan and Abiram.(their
tent was on the south side of the main tabernacle). And Moses
rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram and the elders of Israel followed
him. And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from
the tents of these wicked men and touch nothing of theirs, lest you be
consumed in all their sins. So they gat up from the tabernacle of Korah,
Dathan and Abiram, on every side and Dathan and Abiram came out and stood
in the door of their tents and their wives and their sons and their little
children. And Moses said, Hereby you shall know that the LORD has sent
me to do all these works, for I have not done them of mine own mind. If
these men die the common death of all men, that is, being visited after
the visitation of all men, then the LORD has not sent me.
16:30 But if the LORD make a new thing.(new
to men in the area this was to happen:.Ecclesiastes
1:9,10).and the earth open
her mouth and swallow them up, with all that appertains
unto them and they go down quick into the pit, then you shall understand
that these men have provoked
lived as though they didn't care if God was around or not. Many back then
wanted nothing at all to do with God:.Jeremiah
44:16,17; Numbers 15:30,31.
16:31-34 And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all
these words, that the ground clave.asunder
that was under them. And the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them
up and their houses and all the men that appertained
unto Korah and all their goods. They
and all that appertained to them went down alive into the pit and the earth
closed upon them and they perished from among the congregation. And all
Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them, for they said,
Lest the earth swallow us up also.
16:35 And there came out a fire from the LORD and consumed the two
hundred and fifty men that offered incense.(why?
verse 40 below).
16:36,37 And the LORD spake unto Moses,
saying, Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up
the censers out of the burning and scatter you the fire yonder,
for they are hallowed.
16:38 The censers
of these sinners against their own souls.(these
were those who oppose
even themselves; self sabotage); let them make them broad
plates for a covering of the altar, for they offered them before the LORD,
therefore they are hallowed.(they
expected their religious physical practice would negate the results of
their actions, actions which showed their true heart was not right; they
were corrupt and hiding behind practices they believed would absolve
their actions). And they shall be a sign unto the children
sign that physical worship is useless if it's not from a heart loving God).
16:39 And Eleazar the priest took the brasen.(made
wherewith they that were burnt had offered and they were made broad plates
for a covering of the altar,
16:40 To be a memorial unto the children of Israel, that no stranger
which is not of the seed of Aaron.(why?),
come near to offer incense before the LORD, that he be not as Korah
and as his company, as the LORD said to him by the hand of Moses.
16:41-45 But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of
Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, You have killed
the people of the LORD.(they
had just decided to be against Moses no matter what and even after the
events of the previous day; they were one complaining people; people of
consciousness just never seem to get the right message in anything).
And it came to pass when the congregation was gathered against Moses and
against Aaron, that they looked toward the tabernacle of the congregation
and behold, the cloud covered it and the glory of the LORD appeared. And
Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle of the congregation. And the
LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Get you up from among this congregation,
that I may consume them as in a moment. And they fell upon their faces..(God
had enough of the waywardness
of all of them)
16:46-49 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer
and put fire therein from off the altar and put on incense
and go quickly unto the congregation
and make an atonement
for them. For there is wrath
gone out from the LORD.
The plague is
begun. And Aaron took as Moses commanded and ran into the midst of the
congregation and behold, the plague was begun among the people. And he
put on incense and made an atonement for the people. And he stood between
the dead and the living and the plague was stayed. Now they that died in
the plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, beside them that died
the matter of Korah.
16:50 And Aaron returned unto Moses unto the door of the tabernacle
of the congregation and the plague was stayed.(stopped).