Book 4: Numbers
Verse 1: And Ad-noy spoke to Moshe, saying;
Verse 2: "Send, for yourself, men,
and have them scout the Land of Cana'an,
which I am giving to Bnei Yisroel;
one man, one man each,
for his father's tribe you shall send them,
each leader among them."
Verse 3: Moshe sent
them from the desert of Paran
by the word of Ad-noy;
all of them [were] men of distinction,
they were the heads of Bnei Yisroel.
Verse 4: These are their names;
for the tribe of Reuven, Shamua the son of Zaccur.
Verse 5: For the tribe of Shimon, Shafat the son of Chori.
Verse 6: For the tribe of Yehudah, Caleiv the son of Yefuneh.
Verse 7: For the tribe of Yissachar, Yigal the son of Yoseif.
Verse 8: For the tribe of Ephraim, Hosheiah the son of Nun.
Verse 9: For the tribe of Binyamin, Palti the son of Raphu.
Verse 10: For the tribe of Zevulun, Gadiel the son of Sodi.
Verse 11: For the tribe of Yoseif, for the tribe of Menashe,
Gadi the son of Susi.
Verse 12: For the tribe of Don, Amiel the son of Gemali.
Verse 13: For the tribe of Asher, Sesur the son of Michael.
Verse 14: For the tribe of Naftali, Nachbi the son of Vofsi.
Verse 15: For the
tribe of Gad, Geu'el the son of Machi.
Verse 16: These are the names of the men
whom Moshe sent
to scout the land,
and Moshe called Hosheiah the son of Nun,
Verse 17: Moshe sent them
to scout the land of Cana'an
and he said to them:
"Go up this [way], to the south
and go up to the mountain.
Verse 18: See what the land is;
and the people
living on it;
are they strong or weak,
if they are few or many;
Verse 19: and how is the land in which they live,
is it good, or bad?
And how are the cities
in which they reside;
are they open, or are they fortified?
Verse 20: How is the land (soil)
is it fat (rich) or lean (poor),
does it have trees, or not?
and you shall take some fruit of the land."
Those days were the days
of the first ripening of the grapes.
Sheini (Second Aliyah)
Verse 21: They went up and they scouted the land
from the desert of Tzin
until Rechov, at the entrance of Chamas.
Verse 22: They went up,
into the southern part [of the land]
and [he] came to
and there, were Achiman, Sheshai and Talmai,
the offspring of the giant.
[The city of] Chevron was built seven years
before the city of Tzo'an in Egypt.
Verse 23: They came until
the Valley of Eshkol,
and from there they cut off a branch
and one cluster of grapes,
and they carried it between two on a pole,
[and they took] some pomegranates and some figs.
Verse 24: That place
the Valley of Eshkol,
because of the event of the cluster
that Bnei Yisroel cut from there.
Verse 25: They returned from spying the land,
at the end of forty days.
Verse 26: They went and came to Moshe and Aharon
and to the
entire congregation of Bnei Yisroel
[that came] to the desert of Paran, in Kadeish.
They brought word back to them,
and to the entire congregation,
and they showed them the fruit of the land.
Verse 27: They recounted to him, and they said:
"We came into the land into which you sent us,
and it indeed flows with milk and honey,
and this is its fruit.
Verse 28: However, the nation is mighty,
those who inhabit the land,
and the cities are greatly fortified to the utmost,
and we also saw the offspring of the giant
Verse 29: Amalek dwells
in the southern part of the land,
Yevusi and Emori
dwell in the mountain
and the Cana'ani dwell by the sea
and next to the Yardein."
Verse 30: Caleiv silenced the people
to [hear about] Moshe, and he said:
"We can surely go up [to the land]
and we shall
for we are surely able to overcome it."
Verse 31: But the men who went up with him said:
"We are not able to go up against the nation,
for they are more powerful than we."
Verse 32: They spread slander about the land
that they had scouted,
to Bnei Yisroel, saying:
"The land through which we have passed
to scout it,
is a land which consumes its inhabitants;
and every one of the people we saw in it,
Verse 33: There we saw the giants,
the sons of the giant, of the Nephilim,
and we were like grasshoppers in our eyes,
and so we appeared in their eyes."
Verse 1: The entire community arose
and raised their voices;
and the people wept that night.
Verse 2: They railed against Moshe and Aharon---
all of Bnei Yisroel---
and the entire congregation said to them:
"Would we had died
in the land of
or in this desert, would that we had died.
Verse 3: Why does Ad-noy
bring us into this land
to fall by the sword;
our wives and infants would be as spoils;
is it not better for us to return to Egypt"?
Verse 4: They said to each other:
"Let us appoint (lit. place) a head
and we will return to Egypt."
Verse 5: Moshe and Aharon fell on their faces
before the entire gathering of the congregation
of Bnei Yisroel.
Verse 6: Yehoshua the son of Nun
and Caleiv the son of Yefuneh,
who were among those who scouted the land,
tore their clothing [in grief].
Verse 7: They said to the entire congregation
of Bnei Yisroel, saying:
"The land through which we have passed
to scout it;
that land is very, very good.
Sh'lishi (Third Aliyah)
Verse 8: If Ad-noy desires us,
He will bring us into this land
and give it to us,
a land which flows
with milk and honey.
Verse 9: However, do not rebel against Ad-noy
and you do not be afraid
of the nation of the land,
for they are [as] our bread,
their protection is removed from them,
and Ad-noy is with us;
do not be afraid of them."
Verse 10: The entire congregation said
that they should be stoned to death,
when the glory of Ad-noy
appeared in the Tent of Meeting,
to all of Bnei Yisroel.
Verse 11: Ad-noy said
"Until where will this people provoke Me,
and how much longer
will they have no faith in Me,
despite all the signs
which I have done in their midst.
Verse 12: I shall smite them with the plague
and annihilate them;
and I shall make you
into a greater and stronger people than they."
Verse 13: Moshe said to Ad-noy:
"But Egypt will hear,
that You, in Your might have brought up
from among them.
Verse 14: They will say
concerning the inhabitants of this land,
they have heard
that You, Ad-noy, are among this people,
Who appears to them eye to eye (face to face),
Your Cloud stands over them,
in a Pillar of Cloud You go before them daily
and in a Pillar of Fire, nightly.
Verse 15: If You kill
this nation like a single man,
the nations will say---
they who have heard of Your reputation---as follows:
Verse 16: "It is because of Ad-noy's inability
to bring this people into the land
that He swore to them,
that he slaughtered them in the desert."
Verse 17: Now, please, let my Master's power be enhanced
as You spoke, saying;
Verse 18: Ad-noy, slow to anger
and abounding in
forgiving iniquity and transgression;
Who does not completely acquit,
Who will visit the iniquities of the fathers
upon their children,
to the third [generation]
and to the fourth [generation.]
Verse 19: Please forgive this people
according the magnitude of Your kindness,
and as You have borne this people
since Egypt until this time."
Verse 20: Ad-noy said, "I have forgiven them,
just as you
Verse 21: However, just as I live
and the Glory of Ad-noy fills
the entire land;
Verse 22: For, all the people who see My glory
and My signs which I have done in Egypt
and in the desert,
and they have tested Me these ten times
and they have not listened to My voice.
Verse 23: If they will see the land
that I have
sworn to their fathers;
all those who angered Me will not see it.
Verse 24: My servant Caleiv,
because he possesed in him a different spirit,
and followed Me fully,
I shall bring
him into the land
to which he came,
and his children will cast [its inhabitants] from it.
Verse 25: The Amaleki and the Cana'ani
are now dwelling in the valley.
Tomorrow turn back
and you shall travel the desert
by way of the Reed Sea."
Revi'i (Fourth Aliyah)
Verse 26: Ad-noy spoke to Moshe
and to Aharon, saying:
Verse 27: "Until when will this wicked congregation [exist],
The complaints of Bnei Yisroel,
which they complain against Me,
I have heard.
Verse 28: Say to them:
"As I live, says Ad-noy,
if I do not [do to you]
as you have spoken in My ears;
so I shall do to you.
Verse 29: In this desert your corpses shall fall,
all of you who were counted
according to your numbers,
years and above,
because you have complained against Me,
Verse 30: Surely you shall [not] come into the land
to which I raised My Hand [to swear]
that I would cause you to live in it;
except for Caleiv the son of Yefuneh
and Yehoshua the son of Nun.
Verse 31: Your infants, about whom you said
that they will be as spoils,
I shall bring them [there]
and they will know the land which you despised.
Verse 32: Your corpses---yours, shall fall in this desert.
Verse 33: Your children, they shall be wanderers
in the desert for forty years,
and they will
bear [the burden of] your dissoluteness,
until the last of your corpses are in the desert.
Verse 34: According to the number of days
which you scouted the land;
forty days, a day for a year, a day for a year
you will bear
the burden of your iniquity forty years,
and you will know My displeasure.
Verse 35: I am
Ad-noy; I have spoken---
if I do not do this
to this entire evil congregation
that are gathered against Me;
in this desert they shall be finished
and there they shall die."
Verse 36: Those men whom Moshe sent
to scout the land,
and provoked the complaints
of the entire congregation against him,
by spreading slander about the land;
Verse 37: Those men died---
who spread evil slander against the land---
in a plague, before Ad-noy.
Verse 38: Yehoshua the
son of Nun
and Caleiv the son of Yefuneh,
lived, from among those men
who went to scout the land.
Verse 39: Moshe spoke these words
to all of Bnei Yisroel,
and the people mourned greatly.
Verse 40: They awoke early in the morning
and went up to the peak of the mountain, saying:
"We are ready to go up to the place
of which Ad-noy spoke (promised),
for we have
Verse 41: Moshe said:
"Why are you now transgressing
the word of Ad-noy;
it will not succeed.
Verse 42: Do not go up,
for Ad-noy is not among you,
and do not die before your enemies,
Verse 43: For the Amaleki and the Cana'ani
are there before you,
and you will fall by the sword,
for, you turned
from following Ad-noy,
and Ad-noy will not be with you."
Verse 44: They defiantly went up the mountain peak,
Ark of the Covenant of Ad-noy,
did not move from amidst the encampment.
Verse 45: The Amaleki and the Cana'ani swooped down,
they who were dwelling in that mountain,
and they smote and crushed them until Chormah.
Verse 1: Ad-noy spoke to Moshe, saying;
Verse 2: "Speak to Bnei Yisroel,
and say to them,
when you arrive into the land
in which you will dwell,
which I am giving to you.
Verse 3: When you make a fire-offering to Ad-noy,
a burnt-offering or a sacrifice,
by verbalizing as a
pledge or as a donation
or on your festivals
to provide a pleasing fragrance to Ad-noy,
from cattle or from sheep.
Verse 4: The one bringing his offering to Ad-noy
shall present one tenth of flour
mixed with one fourth of a hin of oil,
Verse 5: Along with wine, for a wine-offering,
one fourth of a hin,
so you shall do for a burnt-offering
or a sacrifice, for the one sheep.
Verse 6: If for a ram
you shall make
a meal-offering of two tenths,
mixed with one third of a hin of oil.
Verse 7: Wine, for a wine-offering
shall be one third of a hin.
This is how you shall offer
a pleasing fragrance to Ad-noy.
Chamishi (Fifth Aliyah)
Verse 8: If you are making a calf
as a burnt-offering or sacrifice
by verbalizing as a pledge
or for a peace-offering, to Ad-noy.
Verse 9: Along with the calf he shall bring
a meal-offering of three tenths
mixed with one half of a hin of oil.
Verse 10: You shall bring wine, for a wine-offering,
one half of a hin,
a fire-offering of pleasing fragrance to Ad-noy.
Verse 11: So you
shall do for each ox or ram
or for the sheep or goats.
Verse 12: According to the number,
which you offer,
so you shall make for each one
according to the[ir] number[s].
Verse 13: Each citizen shall do this as stated,
to bring a fire-offering of pleasing fragrance
Verse 14: If a proselyte will live with you
or among you, for all of your generations
and makes a fire-offering
of pleasing fragrance to Ad-noy,
in the same fashion as you make it,
so shall he make it.
Verse 15: The assembly has one statute
for yourselves and for the proselyte who resides;
one statute for all of your generations,
just as it is
so shall it be for the proselyte,
Verse 16: One law and one rule
will apply to you,
and to the proselyte who lives with you."
Shishi (Sixth Aliyah)
Verse 17: Ad-noy spoke to Moshe, saying:
Verse 18: "Speak to Bnei Yisroel
and say to them,
at your coming to the land
into which I am bringing you,
Verse 19: When you eat
from the bread of the land
you shall separate a terumah for Ad-noy.
Verse 20: [From] the first portion of your doughs
you shall separate a loaf
as a separated portion;
like the terumah-gift of the granary,
so shall you
Verse 21: Of the first portion of your doughs
you shall give to Ad-noy as a terumah-offering,
throughout your generations."
Verse 22: If you should err,
and not fulfill
all of these
which Ad-noy said to Moshe;
Verse 23: All that
Ad-noy commanded you
from the day on which Ad-noy commanded,
and from then on,
throughout your generations.
Verse 24: If it was obscured
from the eyes of the congregation,
having been done in error,
then the entire congregation shall offer
one young bullock as a burnt-offering
for a pleasing fragrance to Ad-noy.
Its meal-offering and its wine-offering
are according to its law,
and one he-goat, as a sin-offering.
Verse 25: The
kohein shall atone
on behalf of the entire congregation
of Bnei Yisroel,
and they shall be forgiven;
for they have erred unwittingly
and they have brought their offering,
as a fire-offering to Ad-noy,
and their sin-offering before Ad-noy
(to atone) for their error.
Verse 26: And it shall be forgiven to the entire congregation
of Bnei Yisroel
and the stranger amongst them;
for the entire people sinned unintentionally.
Shevi'i (Seventh Aliyah)
Verse 27: If one
person will sin erroneously,
that person shall bring
a yearling she-goat as a sin-offering.
Verse 28: The kohein shall atone
for that erring soul which has sinned unwittingly
to achieve atonement for him,
and he will be forgiven.
Verse 29: [For] the citizen among Bnei Yisroel,
and the proselyte who dwells among them
there shall be one law for you all,
for he who sins unwittingly.
Verse 30: A person who commits a sin high-handedly
among the citizens or among the proselytes,
the soul of that person shall be cut off
from among its
Verse 31: For he has denigrated the word of Ad-noy
and he has violated His commandment;
The soul of that person shall certainly be cut off;
its iniquity is upon it.
Verse 32: Bnei Yisroel were in the desert,
and they found a man gathering wood
on the day of
Verse 33: Those who found him brought him near---
he who was gathering wood---
to Moshe and to Aharon,
and to the entire congregation.
Verse 34: They placed him under guard
since it was not specified,
what was to be done to him.
Verse 35: Ad-noy said to Moshe:
"That man shall be put to death,
the entire congregation shall stone him
Verse 36: The entire congregation brought him outside
beyond the encampment,
and they stoned him with stones,
and he died,
just as Ad-noy commanded Moshe.
Verse 37: And Ad-noy spoke to Moshe, saying:
Verse 38: Speak to Bnei Yisroel
and tell them
to make for themselves, tzizis-fringes
on the corners of their garments---
throughout their generations;
and they will place with the fringes
of each corner
a thread of blue.
Verse 39: And it will be to you for fringes
and you will look upon it
and you will
all of Ad-noy's commandments
and you will perform them;
and you will not search
after [the desire of] your hearts
and after your eyes
which cause you to go astray.
Verse 40: In order that you will remember
and perform all My commandments;
and you will be holy unto your G-d.
Verse 41: I am Ad-noy, your G-d,
Who brought you out
of the land of Egypt
to be your G-d.
I am Ad-noy your G-d.
One hundred and nineteen verses.
Haftarah: Yehoshua 2:1--24.
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