1 These are the stagesI by which the IsraelitesII went outIII
of the landIV of EgyptV in military formationVI
under the leadershipVII of MosesVIII and Aaron.IX
2 Moses wrote downX their starting points,XI stage by stage, by commandXII of the Lord,XIII and these are their stages according to their starting places.XIV
3 They set outXV from RamesesXVI in the firstXVII month,XVIII
on the fifteenthXIX dayXX of the first month; on the day afterXXI the PassoverXXII
the Israelites went out boldlyXXIII in the sightXXIV of allXXV the Egyptians,XXVI
4 while the Egyptians were buryingXXVII all their firstborn,XXVIII whom the Lord had struck downXXIX among them. The Lord executedXXX judgmentsXXXI even against their gods.XXXII
5 So the Israelites set out from Rameses and campedXXXIII at Succoth.XXXIV 6 They set out from Succoth and camped at Etham,XXXV which is on the edgeXXXVI of the wilderness.XXXVII
7 They set out from Etham and turned backXXXVIII to Pi-hahiroth,XXXIX which facesXL
Baal-zephon,XLI and they camped beforeXLII Migdol.XLIII
8 They set out fromXLIV Pi-hahiroth, passedXLV throughXLVI the seaXLVII into the wilderness,
wentXLVIII a threeXLIX days’ journeyL in the wilderness of Etham, and camped at Marah.LI
9 They set out from Marah and cameLII to Elim;LIII at Elim there were twelveLIV
springsLV of waterLVI and seventyLVII palm trees,LVIII and they camped there.
10 They set out from Elim and camped by the RedLIX Sea. 11 They set out from the Red Sea and camped in the wilderness of Sin.LX 12 They set out from the wilderness of Sin and camped at Dophkah.LXI 13 They set out from Dophkah and camped at Alush.
14 They set out from Alush and camped at Rephidim,LXII where there wasLXIII no water for the peopleLXIV to drink.LXV
15 They set out from Rephidim and camped in the wilderness of Sinai.LXVI 16 They set out from the wilderness of Sinai and camped at Kibroth-hattaavah.LXVII 17 They set out from Kibroth-hattaavah and camped at Hazeroth.LXVIII
18 They set out from Hazeroth and camped at Rithmah.LXIX 19 They set out from Rithmah and camped at Rimmon-perez.LXX 20 They set out from Rimmon-perez and camped at Libnah.LXXI
21 They set out from Libnah and camped at Rissah.LXXII 22 They set out from Rissah and camped at Kehelathah.LXXIII 23 They set out from Kehelathah and camped at MountLXXIV Shepher.LXXV
24 They set out from Mount Shepher and camped at Haradah.LXXVI 25 They set out from Haradah and camped at Makheloth.LXXVII 26 They set out from Makheloth and camped at Tahath.LXXVIII
27 They set out from Tahath and camped at Terah.LXXIX 28 They set out from Terah and camped at Mithkah.LXXX 29 They set out from Mithkah and camped at Hashmonah.LXXXI
30 They set out from Hashmonah and camped at Moseroth.LXXXII 31 They set out from Moseroth and camped at Bene-jaakan.LXXXIII 32 They set out from Bene-jaakan and camped at Hor-haggidgad.LXXXIV
33 They set out from Hor-haggidgad and camped at Jotbathah.LXXXV 34 They set out from Jotbathah and camped at Abronah.LXXXVI 35 They set out from Abronah and camped at Ezion-geber.LXXXVII
36 They set out from Ezion-geber and camped in the wilderness of ZinLXXXVIII (that is, Kadesh).LXXXIX 37 They set out from Kadesh and camped at Mount Hor,XC, XCI on the edge of the land of Edom.XCII
38 Aaron the priestXCIII went upXCIV Mount Hor at the command of the Lord and diedXCV there in the fortiethXCVI yearXCVII
after the Israelites had come outXCVIII of the land of Egypt, on the firstXCIX day of the fifthC month. 39 Aaron was one hundredCI twentyCII-three years oldCIII when he died on Mount Hor.
40 The Canaanite,CIV the kingCV of Arad,CVI
who livedCVII in the NegebCVIII in the land of Canaan,CIX heardCX of the comingCXI of the Israelites.
41 They set out from Mount Hor and camped at Zalmonah.CXII 42 They set out from Zalmonah and camped at Punon.CXIII 43 They set out from Punon and camped at Oboth.CXIV
44 They set out from Oboth and camped at Iye-abarim,CXV in the territoryCXVI of Moab.CXVII
45 They set out from IyimCXVIII and camped at Dibon-gad.CXIX 46 They set out from Dibon-gad and camped at Almon-diblathaim.CXX
47 They set out from Almon-diblathaim and camped in the mountainsCXXI of Abarim,CXXII beforeCXXIII Nebo.CXXIV
48 They set out from the mountains of Abarim and camped in the plainsCXXV of Moab by the JordanCXXVI opposite Jericho;CXXVII
49 they camped by the Jordan from Beth-jeshimothCXXVIII as far as Abel-shittimCXXIX in the plains of Moab.
50 In the plains of Moab by the Jordan opposite Jericho, the Lord spokeCXXX to Moses, saying,
51 “Speak to the Israelites, and say to them: When you cross overCXXXI the Jordan into the land of Canaan, 52 you shall drive outCXXXII all the inhabitantsCXXXIII of the land from beforeCXXXIV you, destroyCXXXV all their figured stones,CXXXVI
destroy all their castCXXXVII images,CXXXVIII and demolishCXXXIX all their high places.CXL
53 You shall take possessionCXLI of the land and settleCXLII in it, for I have givenCXLIII you the land to possess.CXLIV
54 You shall apportionCXLV the land by lotCXLVI according to your clans;CXLVII
to a large oneCXLVIII you shall give a largeCXLIX inheritance,CL and to a small oneCLI you shall give a smallCLII inheritance;
the inheritance shall belongCLIII to the person on whom the lot falls;CLIV according to your ancestralCLV tribesCLVI you shall apportion it.
55 But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from beforeCLVII you, then those whom you let remainCLVIII shall be as barbsCLIX in your eyesCLX and thornsCLXI in your sides;CLXII
they shall troubleCLXIII you in the land where you are settling. 56 AndCLXIV I will doCLXV to you as I thoughtCLXVI to do to them.”
Image credit: “Camells al carrer de les Façanes” in Petra, Jordan. Photo by Enric, 2008.