Numbers 15

But the person who acts defiantly, whether native or a resident alien, blasphemes the LORD. That person is to be cut off from his people (Numbers 15:30 CSB). The discussion of offerings in this chapter serves as a promise and warning. These are sacrifices that need to be made when...

Numbers 14

The Lord said to Moses, “How long will these people despise me? How long will they not trust in me despite all the signs I have performed among them?” (Numbers 14:11 CSB)  Upon hearing the report from the spies, the people say they would rather be back in Egypt and...

Numbers 13

Then Caleb quieted the people in the presence of Moses and said, "Let’s go up now and take possession of the land because we can certainly conquer it!” (Numbers 13:30 CSB) Twelve spies were sent into the land of Canaan to check out the land. The land was, as God...

Numbers 12

And he said, “Listen to what I say: If there is a prophet among you from the LORD, I make myself known to him in a vision; I speak with him in a dream. Not so with my servant Moses; he is faithful in all my household. I speak with...

Numbers 11

Moses heard the people, family after family, weeping at the entrance of their tents. The Lord was very angry; Moses was also provoked (Numbers 11:10 CSB).  There is a lot of grumbling in this chapter as the people complained that they were tired of eating only manna and had a...

Numbers 10

Meanwhile, the cloud of the Lord was over them by day when they set out from the camp. Whenever the ark set out, Moses would say, “Arise, LORD! Let your enemies be scattered, and those who hate you flee from your presence.” When it came to rest, he would say,...

Numbers 9

In the first month of the second year after their departure from the land of Eqypt, the LORD told Moses in the Wilderness of Sinai, "The Israelites are to observe the Passover at its appointed time.” (Numbers 9:1-2 CSB) God instructs the people to celebrate the Passover, remembering how He...

Numbers 8

From the Israelites, I have given the Levites exclusively to Aaron and his sons to perform the work for the Israelites at the tent of meeting and to make atonement on their behalf, so that no plague will come against the Israelites when they approach the sanctuary (Numbers 8:19 CSB)....

Numbers 7

On the day Moses finished setting up the tabernacle, he anointed and consecrated it and all its furnishings, along with the altar and all its utensils. After he anointed and consecrated these things, the leaders of Israel, the heads of their ancestral families, presented an offering. They were the tribal...

Numbers 6

May the LORD bless you and protect you; may the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; may the LORD look with favor on you and give you  peace (Numbers 6:24-26 CSB). These words that God gives to the priests to bless His people are...