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The Succession of Leadership
Numbers 27:12-23
 
 
12 And Jehovah said to Moses, Get thee up into this mount Abarim, and see the land that I have given unto the children of Israel. 13 And when thou hast seen it, thou also shalt be gathered unto thy peoples, as Aaron thy brother was gathered, 14 because ye rebelled against my word in the wilderness of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, as to hallowing me in the matter of the water before their eyes. (That is the water of Meribah at Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.) 15 And Moses spoke to Jehovah, saying, 16 Let Jehovah, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the assembly, 17 who may go out before them, and who may come in before them, and who may lead them out, and who may bring them in, that the assembly of Jehovah be not as sheep that have no shepherd. 18 And Jehovah said to Moses, Take Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the Spirit, and thou shalt lay thy hand upon him; 19 and thou shalt set him before Eleazar the priest, and before the whole assembly; and give him commandment before their eyes. 20 And thou shalt put of thine honour upon him, that the whole assembly of the children of Israel may obey him. 21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall inquire for him, by the judgment of the Urim before Jehovah: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, he, and all the children of Israel with him, even the whole assembly. 22 And Moses did as Jehovah had commanded him; and he took Joshua and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before the whole assembly. 23 And he laid his hands upon him, and gave him commandment, as Jehovah had said through Moses. 
 
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