Numbers 24

I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near: a star shall come out of Jacob, and a scepter shall rise out of Israel; it shall crush the forehead of Moab and break down all the sons of Sheth (Numbers 24:17). Much to the chagrin of Balak,...

Numbers 23

And Balak said to Balaam, “What have you done to me? I took you to curse my enemies, and behold, you have done nothing but bless them.” And he answered and said, “Must I not take care to speak what the Lord puts in my mouth?” (Numbers 23:11-12) Balaam has...

Numbers 22

Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, with his drawn sword in his hand. And he bowed down and fell on his face (Numbers 22:31). Balaam was hired by the enemies of Israel to pronounce a curse...

Numbers 21

And the people came to Moses and said, “We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD and against you. Pray to the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us.” So Moses prayed for the people. And the LORD said to Moses, “Make a fiery serpent and...

Numbers 20

“Take the staff, and assemble the congregation, you and Aaron your brother, and tell the rock before their eyes to yield its water. So you shall bring water out of the rock for them and give drink to the congregation and their cattle." And Moses took the staff from before...

Numbers 19

This is the statute of the law that the LORD has commanded: Tell the people of Israel to bring you a red heifer without defect, in which there is no blemish, and on which a yoke has never come. And you shall give it to Eleazar the priest, and it...

Numbers 18

And the LORD said to Aaron, "You shall have no inheritance in their land, neither shall you have any portion among them. I am your portion and your inheritance among the people of Israel” (Numbers 18:20). As the Israelites prepared to go into the Promised Land, God states that the...

Numbers 17

And the LORD said to Moses, “Put back the staff of Aaron before the testimony, to be kept as a sign for the rebels, that you may make an end of their grumblings against me, lest they die.” Thus did Moses; as the Lord commanded him, so he did (Numbers...

Numbers 16

And Moses said, “Hereby you shall know that the LORD has sent me to do all these works, and that it has not been of my own accord” (Numbers 16:28). Earlier in Numbers we saw Aaron and Miriam being jealous of Moses. Here we see jealousy and envy among some...

Numbers 15

But the person who does anything with a high hand, whether he is native or a sojourner, reviles the LORD, and that person shall be cut off from among his people (Numbers 15:30). This chapter may seem odd in content and placement as it deals with various regulations and is...