“The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, “Command the people of Israel, and say to them, When you enter the land of Canaan (this is the land that shall fall to you for an inheritance, the land of Canaan as defined by its borders), your south side shall be from the wilderness of Zin alongside Edom, and your southern border shall run from the end of the Salt Sea on the east. And your border shall turn south of the ascent of Akrabbim, and cross to Zin, and its limit shall be south of Kadesh-barnea. Then it shall go on to Hazar-addar, and pass along to Azmon. And the border shall turn from Azmon to the Brook of Egypt, and its limit shall be at the sea.”
The land of Canaan as defined by its borders
Revelation 21:10 And he carried me away in the Spirit to a great, high mountain, and showed me the holy city Jerusalem coming down out of heaven from God,21:11 having the glory of God, its radiance like a most rare jewel, like a jasper, clear as crystal.21:12 It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed—21:13 on the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates.21:16 The city lies foursquare, its length the same as its width. And he measured the city with his rod, 12,000 stadia. Its length and width and height are equal.21:22 And I saw no temple in the city, for its temple is the Lord God the Almighty and the Lamb.
your south side shall be from the wilderness of Zin
south side: south quarter per KJV.
Quarter H6285: Feminine of פֹּה H6311; properly mouth in a figurative sense, that is, direction, region, extremity: - corner, end, quarter, side.
Zin H6790: From an unused root meaning to prick ; a crag.
Numbers 20:1 And the people of Israel, the whole congregation, came into the wilderness of Zin in the first month, and the people stayed in Kadesh. And Miriam died there and was buried there.
Numbers 27:14 because you rebelled against my word in the wilderness of Zin when the congregation quarreled, failing to uphold me as holy at the waters before their eyes." (These are the waters of Meribah of Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.)
Numbers 20:11 And Moses lifted up his hand and struck the rock with his staff twice, and water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their livestock.
Hebrews 6:6 and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt.
“The voice of the LORD shakes the wilderness; the LORD shakes the wilderness of Kadesh.”
Hebrews 3:14 For we have come to share in Christ, if indeed we hold our original confidence firm to the end.3:15 As it is said,"Today, if you hear his voice, do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion."3:16 For who were those who heard and yet rebelled? Was it not all those who left Egypt led by Moses?3:17 And with whom was he provoked for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness?3:18 And to whom did he swear that they would not enter his rest, but to those who were disobedient?
Obadiah 1:8 Will I not on that day, declares the LORD, destroy the wise men out of Edom, and understanding out of Mount Esau?
Genesis 25:32 Esau said, "I am about to die; of what use is a birthright to me?"25:33 Jacob said, "Swear to me now." So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob.25:34 Then Jacob gave Esau bread and lentil stew, and he ate and drank and rose and went his way. Thus Esau despised his birthright.
Hebrews 3:19 So we see that they were unable to enter because of unbelief.
and your southern border shall run from the end of the Salt Sea on the east.
Border H1366: From גָּבַל H1379; properly a cord (as twisted), that is, (by implication) a boundary ; by extension the territory inclosed: - border, bound, coast, X great, landmark, limit, quarter, space.
The salt Sea
Genesis 14:3 And all these joined forces in the Valley of Siddim (that is, the Salt Sea).
Genesis 14:8 Then the king of Sodom, the king of Gomorrah, the king of Admah, the king of Zeboiim, and the king of Bela (that is, Zoar) went out, and they joined battle in the Valley of Siddim14:9 with Chedorlaomer king of Elam, Tidal king of Goiim, Amraphel king of Shinar, and Arioch king of Ellasar, four kings against five.14:10 Now the Valley of Siddim was full of bitumen pits, and as the kings of Sodom and Gomorrah fled, some fell into them, and the rest fled to the hill country.
Genesis 14:17 After his return from the defeat of Chedorlaomer and the kings who were with him, the king of Sodom went out to meet him at the Valley of Shaveh (that is, the King's Valley).14:18 And Melchizedek king of Salem brought out bread and wine. (He was priest of God Most High.)
And your border shall turn south of the ascent of Akrabbim, and cross to Zin,
Akrabbim H4610: From מַעֲלֶה H4608 and (the plural of) עַקְרָבH6137; Steep of Scorpions, a place in the Desert.
Deuteronomy 8:15 who led you through the great and terrifying wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water, who brought you water out of the flinty rock,
Revelation 9:3 Then from the smoke came locusts on the earth, and they were given power like the power of scorpions of the earth.
Luke 10:19 Behold, I have given you authority to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall hurt you.
and its limit shall be south of Kadesh-barnea.
Kadesh-barnea H6947: From the same as קָדֵשׁ H6946 and an otherwise unused word (apparently compounded of a correspondent to בַּר H1251 and a derivative of נוּעַ H5128) meaning desert of a fugitive. H6946: The same as קָדֵשׁ H6945; sanctuary.
Psalm 46:7 The LORD of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our fortress. Selah
Then it shall go on to Hazar-addar, and pass along to Azmon.
Hazar-addar H2692: From אָחוֹת H269 and אַדָּר H146: (the) village of Addar ; Chatsar Addar, a place in Palestine. BDB Lexicon:
Hazar-addar = "enclosure of glory"
Azmon H6111: From עֶצֶם H6107; bone like. H6107: The same as עֶצֶם H6106; bone. BDB Lexicon:
Azmon = "strong"
Psalm 3:3 But you, O LORD, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.
Isaiah 58:11 And the LORD will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
And the border shall turn from Azmon to the Brook of Egypt, and its limit shall be at the sea.
Ezekiel 32:14 Then I will make their waters clear, and cause their rivers to run like oil, declares the Lord God.
Isaiah 11:9 They shall not hurt or destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the sea.11:10 In that day the root of Jesse, who shall stand as a signal for the peoples—of him shall the nations inquire, and his resting place shall be glorious.11:11 In that day the Lord will extend his hand yet a second time to recover the remnant that remains of his people, from Assyria, from Egypt, from Pathros, from Cush, from Elam, from Shinar, from Hamath, and from the coastlands of the sea.
“For the western border, you shall have the Great Sea and its coast. This shall be your western border. “This shall be your northern border: from the Great Sea you shall draw a line to Mount Hor. From Mount Hor you shall draw a line to Lebo-hamath, and the limit of the border shall be at Zedad. Then the border shall extend to Ziphron, and its limit shall be at Hazar-enan. This shall be your northern border.”
For the western border, you shall have the Great Sea and its coast. This shall be your western border.
Jeremiah 5:22 Do you not fear me? declares the LORD. Do you not tremble before me? I placed the sand as the boundary for the sea, a perpetual barrier that it cannot pass; though the waves toss, they cannot prevail; though they roar, they cannot pass over it.
Psalm 89:9 You rule the raging of the sea; when its waves rise, you still them.
Psalm 18:4 The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of destruction assailed me;18:5 the cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me.18:6 In my distress I called upon the LORD; to my God I cried for help. From his temple he heard my voice, and my cry to him reached his ears.
This shall be your northern border: from the Great Sea you shall draw a line to Mount Hor.
Numbers 20:25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son and bring them up to Mount Hor.20:26 And strip Aaron of his garments and put them on Eleazar his son. And Aaron shall be gathered to his people and shall die there."
Isaiah 2:17 And the haughtiness of man shall be humbled, and the lofty pride of men shall be brought low, and the LORD alone will be exalted in that day.
From Mount Hor you shall draw a line to Lebo-hamath, and the limit of the border shall be at Zedad.
Lebo-hamath: entrance of Hamath.
Hamath H2574: From the same as חוֹמָה H2346; walled. H2346: Feminine active participle of an unused root apparently meaning to join ; a wall of protection.
John 10:7 So Jesus again said to them,"Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep.10:8 All who came before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not listen to them.10:9 I am the door. If anyone enters by me, he will be saved and will go in and out and find pasture.
John 14:6 Jesus said to him,"I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.
Zedad H6657: From the same as צַד H6654; a siding. H6654: Contracted from an unused root meaning to sidle off; a side ; figuratively an adversary.
Mark 9:40 For the one who is not against us is for us.
“What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
Isaiah 50:7 But the LORD God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like a flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame.50:8 He who vindicates me is near. Who will contend with me? Let us stand up together. Who is my adversary? Let him come near to me.50:9 Behold, the LORD God helps me; who will declare me guilty? Behold, all of them will wear out like a garment; the moth will eat them up.
Then the border shall extend to Ziphron, and its limit shall be at Hazar-enan. This shall be your northern border.
Ziphron H2202: From an unused root (meaning to be fragrant).
2 Corinthians 2:14 But thanks be to God, who in Christ always leads us in triumphal procession, and through us spreads the fragrance of the knowledge of him everywhere.2:15 For we are the aroma of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing,
Hazar-enan H2704: From חָצֵר H2691 and the same as עֵינָןH5881; village of springs.
Exodus 15:27 Then they came to Elim, where there were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees, and they encamped there by the water.
Isaiah 49:10 they shall not hunger or thirst, neither scorching wind nor sun shall strike them, for he who has pity on them will lead them, and by springs of water will guide them.
Proverbs 4:23 Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.