The death of Mary the sister of Moses. The people murmur for want of water: God giveth it them from the rock. The death of Aaron.
1 And the children of Israel, and all the multitude came into the desert of Sin, in the first month: and the people abode in Cades. And Mary died there, and was buried in the same place.
Veneruntque filii Israel et omnis multitudo in desertum Sin, mense primo, et mansit populus in Cades. Mortuaque est ibi Maria, et sepulta in eodem loco.
2 And the people wanting water, came together against Moses and Aaron:
Cumque indigeret aqua populus, convenerunt adversum Moysen et Aaron :
3 And making a sedition, they said: Would God we had perished among our brethren before the Lord.
et versi in seditionem, dixerunt : Utinam periissemus inter fratres nostros coram Domino.
4 Why have you brought out the church of the Lord into the wilderness, that both we and our cattle should die?
Cur eduxistis ecclesiam Domini in solitudinem, ut et nos et nostra jumenta moriamur?
5 Why have you made us come up out of Egypt, and have brought us into this wretched place which cannot be sowed, nor bringeth forth figs, nor vines, nor pomegranates, neither is there any water to drink?
quare nos fecistis ascendere de Aegypto, et adduxistis in locum istum pessimum, qui seri non potest, qui nec ficum gignit, nec vineas, nec malogranata, insuper et aquam non habet ad bibendum?
6 And Moses and Aaron leaving the multitude, went into the tabernacle of the covenant, and fell flat upon the ground, and cried to the Lord, and said: O Lord God, hear the cry of this people, and open to them thy treasure, a fountain of living water, that being satisfied, they may cease to murmur. And the glory of the Lord appeared over them.
Ingressusque Moyses et Aaron, dimissa multitudine, tabernaculum foederis, corruerunt proni in terram, clamaveruntque ad Dominum, atque dixerunt : Domine Deus, audi clamorem hujus populi, et aperi eis thesaurum tuum fontem aquae vivae, ut satiati, cesset murmuratio eorum. Et apparuit gloria Domini super eos.
7 And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:
Locutusque est Dominus ad Moysen, dicens :
8 Take the rod, and assemble the people together, thou and Aaron thy brother, and speak to the rock before them, and it shall yield waters. And when thou hast brought forth water out of the rock, all the multitude and their cattle shall drink.
Tolle virgam, et congrega populum, tu et Aaron frater tuus, et loquimini ad petram coram eis, et illa dabit aquas. Cumque eduxeris aquam de petra, bibet omnis multitudo et jumenta ejus.
9 Moses therefore took the rod, which was before the Lord, as he had commanded him,
Tulit igitur Moyses virgam, quae erat in conspectu Domini, sicut praeceperat ei,
10 And having gathered together the multitude before the rock, he said to them: Hear, ye rebellious and incredulous: Can we bring you forth water out of this rock?
congregata multitudine ante petram : dixitque eis : Audite, rebelles et increduli : num de petra hac vobis aquam poterimus ejicere?
11 And when Moses had lifted up his hand, and struck the rock twice with the rod, there came forth water in great abundance, so that the people and their cattle drank,
Cumque elevasset Moyses manum, percutiens virga bis silicem, egressae sunt aquae largissimae, ita ut populus biberet et jumenta.
12 And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron: Because you have not believed me, to sanctify me before the children of Israel, you shall not bring these people into the land, which I will give them.
Dixitque Dominus ad Moysen et Aaron : Quia non credidistis mihi, ut sanctificaretis me coram filiis Israel, non introducetis hos populos in terram, quam dabo eis.
13 This is the Water of contradiction, where the children of Israel strove with words against the Lord, and he was sanctified in them.
Haec est aqua contradictionis, ubi jurgati sunt filii Israel contra Dominum, et sanctificatus est in eis.
14 In the mean time Moses sent messengers from Cades to the king of Edom, to say: Thus saith thy brother Israel: Thou knowest all the labour that hath come upon us:
Misit interea nuntios Moyses de Cades ad regem Edom, qui dicerent : Haec mandat frater tuus Israel : Nosti omnem laborem qui apprehendit nos,
15 In what manner our fathers went down into Egypt, and there we dwelt a long time, and the Egyptians afflicted us and our fathers.
quomodo descenderint patres nostri in Aegyptum, et habitaverimus ibi multo tempore, afflixerintque nos Aegyptii, et patres nostros :
16 And how we cried to the Lord, and he heard us, and sent an angel, who hath brought us out of Egypt. Lo, we are now in the city of Cades, which is in the uttermost of thy borders,
et quomodo clamaverimus ad Dominum, et exaudierit nos, miseritque angelum, qui eduxerit nos de Aegypto. Ecce in urbe Cades, quae est in extremis finibus tuis, positi,
17 And we beseech thee that we may have leave to pass through thy country. We will not go through the fields, nor through the vineyards, we will not drink the waters of thy wells, but we will go by the common highway, neither turning aside to the right hand, nor to the left, till we are past thy borders.
obsecramus ut nobis transire liceat per terram tuam. Non ibimus per agros, nec per vineas; non bibemus aquas de puteis tuis : sed gradiemur via publica, nec ad dexteram nec ad sinistram declinantes, donec transeamus terminos tuos.
18 And Edom answered them: Thou shalt not pass by me: if thou dost I will come out armed against thee.
Cui respondit Edom : Non transibis per me, alioquin armatus occurram tibi.
19 And the children of Israel said: We will go by the beaten way: and if we and our cattle drink of thy waters, we will give thee what is just: there shall be no difficulty in the price, only let us pass speedily.
Dixeruntque filii Israel : Per tritam gradiemur viam : et si biberimus aquas tuas, nos et pecora nostra, dabimus quod justum est : nulla erit in pretio difficultas, tantum velociter transeamus.
20 But he answered: Thou shalt not pass. And immediately he came forth to meet them with an infinite multitude, and a strong hand,
At ille respondit : Non transibis. Statimque egressus est obvius, cum infinita multitudo, et manu forti,
21 Neither would he condescend to their desire to grant them passage through his borders. Wherefore Israel turned another way from him.
nec voluit acquiescere deprecanti, ut concederet transitum per fines suos. Quam ob rem divertit ab eo Israel.
22 And when they had removed the camp from Cades, they came to mount Hor, which is in the borders of the land of Edom:
Cumque castra movissent de Cades, venerunt in montem Hor, qui est in finibus terrae Edom :
23 Where the Lord spoke to Moses:
ubi locutus est Dominus ad Moysen :
24 Let Aaron, saith he, go to his people: for he shall not go into the land which I have given the children of Israel, because he was incredulous to my words, at the waters of contradiction.
Pergat, inquit, Aaron ad populos suos : non enim intrabit terram, quam dedi filiis Israel, eo quod incredulus fuerit ori meo, ad aquas contradictionis.
25 Take Aaron and his son with him, and bring them up into mount Hor:
Tolle Aaron et filium ejus cum eo, et duces eos in montem Hor.
26 And when thou hast stripped the father of his vesture, thou shalt vest therewith Eleazar his son: Aaron shall be gathered to his people, and die there.
Cumque nudaveris patrem veste sua, indues ea Eleazarum filium ejus : Aaron colligetur, et morietur ibi.
27 Moses did as the Lord had commanded: and they went up into mount Hor before all the multitude.
Fecit Moyses ut praeceperat Dominus : et ascenderunt in montem Hor coram omni multitudine.
28 And when he had stripped Aaron of his vestments, he vested Eleazar his son with them.
Cumque Aaron spoliasset vestibus suis, induit eis Eleazarum filium ejus.
29 And Aaron being dead in the top of the mountain, he came down with Eleazar.
Illo mortuo in montis supercilio, descendit cum Eleazaro.
30 And all the multitude seeing that Aaron was dead, mourned for him thirty days throughout all their families.
Omnis autem multitudo videns occubuisse Aaron, flevit super eo triginta diebus per cunctas familias suas.