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Numbers 34

Num 34, Nu 34, Nm 34, Nb 34


Numbers 34

1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land of Canaan; (this is the land that shall fall unto you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan with the coasts thereof:)

3 Then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the coast of Edom, and your south border shall be the outmost coast of the salt sea eastward:

4 And your border shall turn from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass on to Zin: and the going forth thereof shall be from the south to Kadeshbarnea, and shall go on to Hazaraddar, and pass on to Azmon:

5 And the border shall fetch a compass from Azmon unto the river of Egypt, and the goings out of it shall be at the sea.

6 And as for the western border, ye shall even have the great sea for a border: this shall be your west border.

7 And this shall be your north border: from the great sea ye shall point out for you mount Hor:

8 From mount Hor ye shall point out your border unto the entrance of Hamath; and the goings forth of the border shall be to Zedad:

9 And the border shall go on to Ziphron, and the goings out of it shall be at Hazarenan: this shall be your north border.

10 And ye shall point out your east border from Hazarenan to Shepham:

11 And the coast shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain; and the border shall descend, and shall reach unto the side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward:

12 And the border shall go down to Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at the salt sea: this shall be your land with the coasts thereof round about.

13 And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, This is the land which ye shall inherit by lot, which the LORD commanded to give unto the nine tribes, and to the half tribe:

14 For the tribe of the children of Reuben according to the house of their fathers, and the tribe of the children of Gad according to the house of their fathers, have received their inheritance; and half the tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance:

15 The two tribes and the half tribe have received their inheritance on this side Jordan near Jericho eastward, toward the sunrising.



16 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

17 These are the names of the men which shall divide the land unto you: Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun.

18 And ye shall take one prince of every tribe, to divide the land by inheritance.

19 And the names of the men are these: Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

20 And of the tribe of the children of Simeon, Shemuel the son of Ammihud.

21 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the son of Chislon.

22 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Dan, Bukki the son of Jogli.

23 The prince of the children of Joseph, for the tribe of the children of Manasseh, Hanniel the son of Ephod.

24 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Ephraim, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan.

25 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Zebulun, Elizaphan the son of Parnach.

26 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Issachar, Paltiel the son of Azzan.

27 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Asher, Ahihud the son of Shelomi.

28 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Naphtali, Pedahel the son of Ammihud.

29 These are they whom the LORD commanded to divide the inheritance unto the children of Israel in the land of Canaan.

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Summary and the Meaning of Numbers 34 in the KJV Holy Bible

The book of Numbers is the fourth book of the Old Testament in the KJV Holy Bible. It is a continuation of the Israelites' journey from Egypt to the Promised Land. Chapter 34 of Numbers is a detailed account of the boundaries of the Promised Land and the division of the land among the twelve tribes of Israel. The chapter also mentions the leaders who were responsible for overseeing the division of the land. The main themes of this chapter include God's faithfulness to His promises, the importance of boundaries and division, and the responsibility of leadership. This chapter serves as a reminder for the Israelites and readers today about the importance of following God's instructions and trusting in His plans for our lives.

The Boundaries of the Promised Land

Numbers 34 begins with God speaking to Moses, commanding him to "command the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land of Canaan; (this is the land that shall fall unto you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan with the coasts thereof)" (Numbers 34:2). God then goes on to describe the boundaries of the land in detail, from the southernmost point at the border of Edom to the northernmost point at Mount Hor. The eastern and western borders are also defined, including the various cities and landmarks that marked the boundaries.

It is important to note that God had promised this land to the Israelites as their inheritance, and He was now fulfilling that promise. This is a reminder of God's faithfulness and the importance of trusting in His promises. The boundaries of the Promised Land were not just arbitrary lines on a map, but they were ordained by God Himself. This shows that God is intentional and detailed in His plans for His people.

As we read about the specific boundaries of the Promised Land, we can also see the significance of boundaries in our own lives. Boundaries help to define and protect us, just as they did for the Israelites. When we follow God's boundaries, we are able to stay within His will and receive the blessings He has for us.

The Division of the Land

After describing the boundaries of the Promised Land, God instructs Moses to divide the land among the twelve tribes of Israel. Each tribe was to receive a portion of the land, according to the size of their tribe. This division of the land was not random or arbitrary, but it was carefully planned and orchestrated by God.

This division of the land serves as a reminder that God is a God of order and organization. He has a specific plan for each of us, and He knows exactly what we need. The Israelites were not left to figure out the division of the land on their own; God gave them clear instructions and guidance. In the same way, we can trust that God has a purpose and plan for our lives, and He will guide us every step of the way.

Furthermore, the division of the land among the tribes teaches us the importance of unity and community. Each tribe was given a portion of the land, but they were still part of a larger community. This reminds us that we are all part of the body of Christ, and we must work together in unity to fulfill God's plans and purposes.

The Leaders of the Land

As the division of the land was taking place, God appointed leaders to oversee the process. These leaders were chosen from each tribe, and they were responsible for dividing the land and ensuring that each tribe received their allotted portion. This shows the importance of leadership in God's plans.

God does not just give us instructions and leave us to figure things out on our own. He appoints leaders to guide and direct us, just as He did with the Israelites. This also highlights the principle of submission to authority. The Israelites were expected to follow the instructions of their leaders, just as we are expected to follow the guidance of our spiritual leaders today.

Furthermore, the fact that leaders were chosen from each tribe shows that God values diversity and representation. He wants leaders from all backgrounds and walks of life to work together for the betterment of His people.

The Meaning of Numbers 34

Numbers 34 is a significant chapter in the book of Numbers and in the overall narrative of the Israelites' journey to the Promised Land. It serves as a reminder of God's faithfulness, the importance of boundaries and division, and the role of leadership in God's plans. As we reflect on the boundaries and division of the Promised Land, we can also see parallels in our own lives. Just as God had a specific plan for the Israelites, He also has a specific plan for each of us. We must trust in His promises and follow His boundaries to receive the blessings He has in store for us.

This chapter also highlights the importance of leadership in God's plans. We must be willing to submit to and follow the guidance of our spiritual leaders, and we must also be willing to step up and lead when God calls us to do so. The diversity of leaders chosen from each tribe also serves as a reminder that God values diversity and representation in His Kingdom.

In conclusion, Numbers 34 is a powerful chapter that teaches us important lessons about God's faithfulness, the significance of boundaries and division, and the role of leadership in God's plans. As we continue our journey through the book of Numbers, may we be reminded of these important themes and apply them to our own lives.



This article is informed by the King James Version of the Holy Bible, the authors' personal knowledge, considerations and experience, and additional materials and resources available in internet.

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