Chinese Contemporary Bible (Traditional)

民數記 20


1一月,以色列全體會眾抵達荀曠野,在加低斯安營。米利暗離世,葬在那裡。 會眾沒有水喝,就聚集起來反對摩西和亞倫, 他們埋怨說:「還不如當初跟我們的弟兄一起死在耶和華面前! 你們為什麼領耶和華的會眾到這曠野來,要叫我們和牲畜都死在這裡嗎? 你們為什麼把我們領出埃及,帶到這不毛之地?這裡沒有五穀、無花果樹、葡萄樹和石榴樹,甚至沒有水喝。」 摩西和亞倫離開會眾到會幕門口,俯伏在地。耶和華的榮光向他們顯現。 耶和華對摩西說: 「你拿著杖和你哥哥亞倫招聚會眾,當著他們的面吩咐磐石流出水來,水就會從磐石流出,供會眾和牲畜喝。」 摩西遵命而行,從耶和華面前取了杖, 10 然後和亞倫把會眾招聚到磐石前,說:「你們這些叛逆之徒聽著,非要我們叫磐石給你們流出水來嗎?」 11 接著,摩西舉起手中的杖擊打磐石兩下,水便噴湧而出,會眾和牲畜都喝了。

12 耶和華對摩西和亞倫說:「你們對我沒有足夠的信心,沒有當著以色列人的面尊我為聖,所以你們不得帶領會眾進入我將要賜給他們的土地。」 13 這地方叫米利巴泉,因為以色列人在那裡埋怨耶和華,耶和華就向他們彰顯了祂的聖潔。


14 摩西從加低斯派使者去見以東王,說:「你的弟兄以色列人說,你知道我們遭遇的種種困難。 15 我們祖先到埃及寄居多年,我們世代受埃及人虐待。 16 但我們呼求耶和華,祂就垂聽了我們的聲音,差遣天使把我們領出埃及。現在我們來到你邊境的加低斯城, 17 求你容我們借道貴國。我們不會踏入田地和葡萄園,也不會喝井裡的水,只走大路,不會偏離,直到走出貴國。」 18 以東王卻說:「你們不可從我這裡經過,否則我必兵戎相見。」 19 以色列人說:「我們只走大路,倘若我們和牲畜喝了你的水,我們會付錢。我們別無他求,只求步行穿過貴國。」 20 但以東王仍然不准,還率領大軍嚴陣以待。 21 由於無法從以東穿過,以色列人只好繞道。


22 以色列全體會眾從加低斯出發,來到何珥山。 23 耶和華在位於以東邊界的何珥山對摩西和亞倫說: 24 「亞倫要去他祖先那裡了,他不能進入我賜給以色列人的土地,因為你們在米利巴泉違背了我的命令。 25 摩西啊,你要帶亞倫和他兒子以利亞撒上何珥山, 26 把亞倫的聖衣脫下來給他兒子以利亞撒穿上,因為亞倫將死在那裡。」 27 摩西遵命而行。他們三人就當著全體會眾的面上了何珥山。 28 摩西把亞倫的聖衣脫下,給以利亞撒穿上。隨後亞倫在山頂離世。摩西和以利亞撒便下了山。 29 以色列全體會眾得知亞倫離世,就為他哀悼了三十天。

King James Version

Numbers 20

1Then 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 of 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 brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.

And Moses took the rod from before the Lord, as he commanded him.

10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?

11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

12 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

13 This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the Lord, and he was sanctified in them.

14 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travail that hath befallen us:

15 How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers:

16 And when we cried unto the Lord, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border:

17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go by the king's high way, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy borders.

18 And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword.

19 And the children of Israel said unto him, We will go by the high way: and if I and my cattle drink of thy water, then I will pay for it: I will only, without doing anything else, go through on my feet.

20 And he said, Thou shalt not go through. And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a strong hand.

21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.

22 And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, journeyed from Kadesh, and came unto mount Hor.

23 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast of the land of Edom, saying,

24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah.

25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor:

26 And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there.

27 And Moses did as the Lord commanded: and they went up into mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.

28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there in the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount.

29 And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.