Israel's Exodus from Egypt and Entry into Canaan
After the Hebrews left this first campsite, the Lord attended them in a cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night (Ex. 13:20-22
The Lord healed the waters of Marah (Ex. 15:23-26
Israel camped by 12 springs (Ex. 15:27
6. Wilderness of Sin
The Lord sent manna and quail to feed Israel (Ex. 16
8. Mount Sinai (Mount Horeb or Jebel Musa)
The Lord revealed the Ten Commandments (Ex. 19
9. Sinai Wilderness
Israel constructed the tabernacle (Ex. 25
10. Wilderness Camps
Seventy elders were called to help Moses govern the people (Num. 11:16-17
Israel passed through the lands of Esau and Ammon in peace (Deut. 2
Moses sent spies into the promised land; Israel rebelled and failed to enter the land; Kadesh served as the main camp of Israel for many years (Num. 13:1-3, 17-33
; Deut. 2:14
13. Eastern Wilderness
Israel avoided conflict with Edom and Moab (Num. 20:14-21
14. Arnon River
Israel destroyed the Canaanites who fought against them (Deut. 2:24-37
15. Mount Nebo
Moses viewed the promised land (Deut. 34:1-4
). Moses delivered his last three sermons (Deut. 1
16. Plains of Moab
The Lord told Israel to divide the land and dispossess the inhabitants (Num. 33:50-56
17. Jordan River
Israel crossed the Jordan River on dry ground. Near Gilgal, stones from the bottom of the Jordan River were placed as a monument of Jordan’s waters being divided (Josh. 3
The children of Israel possessed and destroyed the city (Josh. 6
¶ And they took their journey from aSuccoth
, and encamped in Etham, in the edge of the wilderness.
And the aLord
went before them by day in a pillar of a bcloud
, to clead
them the way; and by night in a dpillar
of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:
He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.
¶ And when they came to aMarah
, they could not drink of the waters of Marah, for they were
bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah.
And the people amurmured
against Moses, saying, What shall we drink?
And he cried unto the Lord
; and the Lord
shewed him a tree, which
when he had cast into the waters, the awaters
were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he bproved
And said, If thou wilt adiligently bhearken
to the voice of the Lord
thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and ckeep
all his statutes, I will put none of these ddiseases
upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am
¶ And they came to Elim, where were
twelve wells of water, and athreescore
and ten palm trees: and they encamped there by the waters.
¶ Then came aAmalek
, and fought with Israel in Rephidim.
And Moses said unto aJoshua
, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the brod
of God in mine hand.
So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur went up to the top of the hill.
And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
But Moses’ hands awere
heavy; and they took a stone, and put it
under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur bstayed
up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
And Joshua adiscomfited
Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
And the Lord
said unto Moses, Write this for
a memorial in a abook
, and rehearse it
in the ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the remembrance of bAmalek
from under heaven.
And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it aJehovah
For he said, aBecause
hath sworn that
the Lord will have
war with Amalek from generation to generation.
¶ And the Lord
said unto Moses, Gather unto me aseventy
men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and bofficers
over them; and bring them unto the ctabernacle
of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee.
And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is
upon thee, and will put it
upon them; and they shall abear
the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it
not thyself alone.
And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,
thou men, that they may bsearch
the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall ye send a man, every one a ruler among them.
And Moses by the commandment of the Lord sent them from the wilderness of Paran: all those men were heads of the children of Israel.
¶ And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up athis way
southward, and go up into the mountain:
And see the land, what it is; and the people that dwelleth therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many;
And what the land is that they dwell in, whether it be good or bad; and what cities they be that they dwell in, whether in tents, or in strong holds;
And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the firstripe grapes.
¶ So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, aas
men come to Hamath.
And they aascended
by the south, and came unto bHebron
; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were.
(Now Hebron was built seven years before cZoan
And they came unto the abrook
of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought
of the pomegranates, and of the figs.
The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from thence.
And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.
¶ And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land.
And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it afloweth
with milk and honey; and this is
the fruit of it.
Nevertheless the people be
strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are awalled
very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.
dwell in the land of the bsouth
: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.
stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.
But the amen
that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are
stronger than we.
And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.
And there we saw the agiants
, the sons of Anak, which come
of the bgiants
: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
¶ And Moses asent
messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travail that hath befallen us:
How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers:
And when we cried unto the Lord
, he heard our voice, and sent an aangel
, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are
in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border:
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.
And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass aby
me, lest I come out against thee with the sword.
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 apay
for it: I will only, without doing
any thing else,
go through on my feet.
And he said, Thou shalt not go through. And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a strong hand.
Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.
Thus did your fathers, when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to see the land.
And the children of Israel removed from Rameses, and pitched in aSuccoth
And they departed from before Pi-hahiroth, and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness, and went three days’ journey in the wilderness of Etham, and pitched in Marah.
¶ And the Lord spake unto Moses in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying,
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye are passed over Jordan into the land of Canaan;
Then ye shall adrive
out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their bpictures
, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their chigh
And ye shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land, and dwell therein: for I have given you the land to possess it.
And ye shall divide the aland
for an cinheritance
among your families: and
to the more ye shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer ye shall give the less inheritance: every man’s inheritance
shall be in the place where his lot falleth; according to the tribes of your fathers ye shall inherit.
But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be apricks
in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell.
Moreover it shall come to pass, that I shall do unto you, as I thought to do unto them.
And the aspace
in which we came from Kadesh-barnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, was
thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the bmen
of war cwere
wasted out from among the host, as the Lord
sware unto them.
¶ Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.
This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the afear
of thee upon the nations that are
under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee.
¶ And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying,
Let me pass through thy land: I will go along by the high way, I will neither turn unto the right hand nor to the left.
Thou shalt asell
for money, that I may eat; and give me water for money, that I may drink: only cI
will pass through on my feet;
(As the children of Esau which dwell in Seir, and the Moabites which dwell in Ar, did unto me;) until I shall pass over Jordan into the land which the Lord our God giveth us.
But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the Lord
thy God ahardened
his spirit, and made his heart bobstinate
, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth
And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land before thee: begin to possess, that thou mayest inherit his land.
came out against us, he and all his people, to fight at Jahaz.
And the Lord
our God delivered him before us; and we asmote
him, and his sons, and all his people.
And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly adestroyed
the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain:
Only the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves, and the spoil of the cities which we took.
, which is
by the brink of the river of Arnon, and from
the city that is
by the river, even unto Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us: the Lord
our God bdelivered
all unto us:
Only unto the land of the children of Ammon thou camest not, nor unto any place of the river Jabbok, nor unto the cities in the mountains, nor unto whatsoever the Lord our God forbad us.
Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is aover
against Jericho. And the Lord
shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan,
And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto athe
And the asouth
, and the plain of the valley of bJericho
, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar.
And the Lord
said unto him, This is
the land which I asware
unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it
with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.