Numbers - Revised Standard Version (1966)
The Book of Numbers derives its name from the account of the two censuses of the Hebrew people taken, one near the beginning and the other toward the end of the journey in the desert (chapters 1 and 26). It continues the story of that journey, begun in Exodus, and describes briefly the experiences of the Israelites for a period of thirty-eight years, from the end of their encampment at Sinai to their arrival at the border of the Promised Land. Numerous legal ordinances are interspersed in the account, making the book a combination of law and history. The various events described clearly indicate the action of God, who punishes the murmuring of the people by prolonging their stay in the desert, at the same time preparing them by this discipline to be his witnesses among the nations. In the New Testament Christ and the Apostles derive useful lessons from such events in the Book of Numbers as the brazen serpent (John 3:14, 15), the sedition of Korah and its consequences (1 Cor 10:10), the prophecies of Balaam (2 Peter 2:15, 16), and the water gushing from the rock (1 Cor 10:4). - The chief divisions of the Book of Numbers are as follows: I. Preparation for the Departure from Sinai (Numbers 1:1-10:10) II. From Sinai to the Plains of Moab (Numbers 10:11-22:1) III. On the Plains of Moab (Numbers 22:2-36:13) - (NAB)

Headings



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1 The First Census of Israel
2 The Order of Encampment and Marching
3 The Sons of Aaron
The Duties of the Levites
A Census of the Levites
The Redemption of the Firstborn
4 The Kohathites
The Gershonites and Merarites
Census of the Levites
5 Unclean Persons
Confession and Restitution
Concerning an Unfaithful Wife
6 The Nazirites
The Priestly Benediction
7 Offerings of the Leaders
8 The Seven Lamps
Consecration and Service of the Levites
9 The Passover at Sinai
The Cloud and the Fire
10 The Silver Trumpets
Departure from Sinai
11 Complaining in the Desert
The Seventy Elders
The Quails
12 Aaron and Miriam Jealous of Moses
13 Spies Sent into Canaan
The Report of the Spies
14 The People Rebel
Moses Intercedes for the People
An Attempted Invasion is Repulsed
15 Various Offerings
Penalty for Violating the Sabbath
Fringes on Garments
16 Revolt of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram
17 The Budding of Aaron's Rod
18 Responsibility of Priests and Levites
The Priests' Portion
19 Ceremony of the Red Heifer
20 The Waters of Meribah
Passage through Edom Refused
The Death of Aaron
21 The Bronze Serpent
The Journey to Moab
King Sihon Defeated
King Og Defeated
22 Balak Summons Balaam to Curse Israel
Balaam, the Donkey, and the Angel
Balaam's First Oracle
23 Balaam's Second Oracle
24 Balaam's Third Oracle
Balaam's Fourth Oracle
25 Worship of Baal of Peor
26 A Census of the New Generation
27 The Daughters of Zelophehad
Joshua Appointed Moses' Successor
28 Daily Offerings
Sabbath Offerings
Monthly Offerings
Offerings at Passover
Offerings at the Festival of Weeks
29 Offerings at the Festival of Trumpets
Offerings on the Day of Atonement
Offerings at the Festival of Booths
30 Vows Made by Women
31 War against Midian
Return from the War
Disposition of Captives and Booty
32 Conquest and Division of Transjordan
33 The Stages of Israel's Journey from Egypt
Directions for the Conquest of Canaan
34 The Boundaries of the Land
Tribal Leaders
35 Cities for the Levites
Cities of Refuge
Concerning Murder and Blood Revenge
36 Marriage of Female Heirs

Version
Nova Vulgata - Latin
Biblia del Pueblo di Dio (BPD) - Spanish
Vulgata - Stuttgart 1969 - Latin
BÝblia Sagrada Ave-Maria (1957) - Portuguese
La Sainte Bible (Crampon 1904) - French
CEI (1974) - Italian
Einheits▄bersetzung der Heiligen Sc - German