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had offered ; and they were made broad 7 And Moses laid up the rods before the lates for a covering of the altar :

Lord in 'he tabernacle of witness, 40 To be a memorial unto the children of 8 And it came to pass, that on the morrow srael, that no stranger, which is not of the Moses went into the tabernacle of witness ; seed of Aaron, come near to offer incenseland, behold, the rod of Aaron, for the liouse before the Lord, that he be not as Korah, of Levi, was budded, and brought forth buds, And as his company; as the Lord said to and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds. him by the hand of Moses.

9 And Moses brought out all the rods from 41 | But on the morrow all the congre before the Lord unto all the children of gation of the children of Israel murmured Israel: and they looked, and look every man against Moses, and against Aaron, saying, his rod. Ye have killed the people of the Lord. 10 I And the Lord said unto Moses, Bring

42 And it came to pass, when t!ic congre-Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be gation was gathered against Moses, and kept for a token against the rebels ; and thou en gainst Aaron), that they looked toward the shalt quite take away their murmurings tabernacle of the congregation : and, behold, from nie that they die not. the cloud covered it, and the glory of the 11 And Moses did so: as the LORD com LORD appeared

manded him, so did lie. 43 And Moses and Aaron came before the 12 And the children of Israel spake unto tabernacle of the congregation.

Moses, saying, Beliold, we die, we perishi, 41 ! And the Lord spake unto Moses, we all perish. saying,

13 Whosoever cometh any thing nearuto 45 Get you up from among this congrega- the tabernacle of the Lord shall die: shall tion, that I may consuine them as in a mo- we be consumed with dying? ment. And they fell upon their faces.

CHAP. XVIII. 46 | And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, ar: put fire therein from off the altar, thy sons, and thy father's house with and put on incense, and go quickly unto the thee, shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary; congregation, and make an atonement for and thou and thy sons with thee shall bear tiem: for there is wrain gone out from the the iniquity of your priesthood. LORD; the plague is begin.

2 Ang ihy brethren also of the tribe of 47 And Aaron took as Moses commanded, Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou with and ran into the inidst of the congregation; thee, that they may be joined into thee, and, behold, the plague was begun among and minister unto ilee: but thou and thy the people : and he put on incense, and sons with thee shull minister before the la. made an alonement for the people. bernacle of williess.

48 And be stood beiween the dead and 3 And tiey shall keep thy charge, and the the living; and the plague was stayed. charge of all the tabernacle: only they shall

49 Now they that died in the plague were noi come nigli the vessels of the sanctuary and fourteen thousand and seven hundred, besides the altar, that neither they nor ye aiso die. them that died about the matter of Korah. 4 And they shall be joined unto thee, and

50 And Aaron returned unto Moses, unto keep the charge of the tabernacle of the conthe door of the tabernacle of the congrega-gregation, for all the service of the tabernacle tion: and the plague was stayed.

and a stranger skuli not come nigli unte you. CHAP. XVII.

5 And ye shall keep the charge of the ND the Lord spake untu Moses, saying, sanctuary, and the charge of the alar; that take of every one of them a rod, according dren of Israel. to the house of their fathers, of all their 6 And I, behold, I have taken your breprinces, according to the house of their fa-thren the Leviles from among the childien thers, iwel:e rods: write thou every man's of Israel; to you they are given as a gift for name upon his rod.

the Lori), to do the service of the tabernacle 3 And thou shalt write Aaron's naine upon of the congregation. the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be fo: the 7 Therefore thou and thy sons with thee head of the house of their fathers.

shall keep your priest's office for every thing 4 And thou shalt lay them up in the ta- of the altar, and within the vail; and vë bernacle of the congregation, before the tes- shall serve: I have given your priest's office timony, where I will meet will you. unts you as a service or gili; and the stranger

5 And it shall coinc lo pass, that the man's that cometh uig l shall be put to death. rod whom I shall choose shall blossom; and 8 1 And the Lord spake unto Aaron, Be. I will inake to cease from me the murmur- hold, I also bave given thee the charge of ings of the children of Israel, whereby they mine neuve-offerings of all the hallowed murmur against you.

things of the children of Israel; unto thee 61 And Moses spake unto the childre: or have I given them, by reason of 'llie anoint. Israel, and every one of their princes gave him ing, and to thy sons, liy an ordinance forever. a rod apiece, for each prince one, according 9 This shall be done of tbe most holy to their father's houses, even twelve rods: things, reserved from the fire: every oblaand tie rod of Aaroni uus ainong their rouls.uion of theirs, every me'ul-uffering of their


and every sin-offering of theirs, and every among the children of Israel they have no trespass-offering of theirs, which they shall inheritance. render unto me, shall be most boly for thee, 24 But the tithes of the children of Israel, and for thy sons.

which they offer as an beave-offering nnto 10 In the most holy place shalt thou eat the LORD, I bave given to the Levites lo it; every male shall eat it; it shall be holy ivheri!: therefore I have said unto them, unto thee.

Among the children of Israel they shall have 11 And this is thine; the heave-offering no inheritance. of their gift, with all the wave offerings of 25 | Ant. the LORD spake unto Moses, the children of Israel: I have given them saying, unto thee, and to thy sons, and to thy 20 Thus speak unto the Levites, and say daughters with thes, by a statute for ever; unto them, When ye take of the children of every one that is clean in thy house shall Israel the tithes, which I have given you eat of it.

from them for your inheritance, then ye shall 12 All the best of the oil, and all the best offer up an heave-offering of it for the Lo..), of the wine, and of the wheat, the first-fruits even a tenth part of the tithe. of them which they shall otser unto the LORD, 27 And this your heave-offering shall be thein have I given thee.

reckoned unto you, as though it were the corn 13. And whatsoever is first ripe in the land, of the thrashinig-iloor, and as the fulness of which they shall bring unto the Lord, shall the wine-press. be thine ; every one iliat is clean in thine 28 Thus ye also shall offer an beave-offer. house shall eai of it.

ing unto the Lord of all your tithes which 14 Every thing devoted in Israel shall ye receive of tle children of Israel; and yo be thine.

shall give thereof the Lord's heave-offering 15 Every thing that openeth the matrix 10 Aaron the priest. in all flesli, which they bring unto the LORD, 29 Out of all your gists ye shall offer every tehuilher ibe of men or beasts, shall be thine ; beave-offering of the LORD, of all the best nevertheless the first-born of man shalt thou thereof, even the hallowed part thereof, out surely redeem, and the firstling of unclean of it. beasts shalt thou redeem.

Therefore thou shalt say unto them, 16 And those that are to a redeemed, When ye have heaved the best thereuf from from a inonth old shalt thou vedeem, ac-it, then it shall be counted unto the Levites, cording to line estimation, for the money as the increase of the thrashing-floor, and as of five shekels, after the shekel of the sanc- the increase of the wine-press. Luary, which is twenty gerahs.

31 And ye sha! eat it in every place, yo 17 But the firstling of a cow, or the first- and your households: for it is your reward ling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, thou for your service in the tabernacle of the salt not redeem; they are holy: thou shalt congregation. sprinkle their blood upon the altar, and sial 32 And ye shall hear no sin by reason of burn their fat for an offering made by fire, it, when ye have heaved from it the best of for a sweet savour unto the LORD. it: neither shall ye pollute the holy things

13 And the flesh of them shall be thine, as for the children of Israel, lest ye die. the wave-breast and as the riglit shoulder

CHAP. XIX. are thine.

19 All te licave offerings of the holy |ANDO LORD spake unto Moses and things, which the children of Israel offer 2 Tuis is the ordinance of the law which unto the Lor?), have I given thee, and thy the Lord liath commanded, saying, Speak fous and thy daughters with thee, by a unto the children of Israel, that they bring slalute for ever: it is a covenant of sali for thee a red heiser without spot, wherein is no ever before the Lord unto thee, and to thy blemish, and nipon which never came yoke. wed with thee.

3 And ye shall give her unto Eleazer the 20 And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Tloupriest, that lie may bring her forth without shall have no inheritance in their land, nei-jihe camp, and one shall slay her before his *ther shall thou have any part among them: face. ilum thy part and thine iuberitance among 4 And Eleazer the priest shall take of lier the children of lerael.

blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her 211 And, behold, I have given the children blood directly before the tabervacle of the of Levi all the tenth in Israel, for an inhe congregation seven times. ritance, for their service which they serve, 5 And one shall burn the heiser in his eren the service of the tabernacle of the sigle; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood. crngregation.

with her dung, shall he burn. až Neither must the children of Israel 6 And the priest shall take cedar-wood, Bi henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the and hyssop, and scarlet and cast it into the 1 congregation, lest they bear sin, and die. midst of the burning of the heiser.

23 But the Levites shall do the service of 7 Then the priest shall wash his clothes, the tabernacle of the congregation, and they and he shall bathe lis flesli in water, and shall bear their iniquity. It shall be a statute afterward le shall come into the camp, and for ever throughout your generations, that the priest shall be unclean uulil the even.

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& And he that hurueth her shall wash his of Zin in the first month ; and the people clothes in water, and batle bis flesh in wa- abode in Kadesh: and Miriam died 'there, ter, and shall be unclean until the even. and was buried there.

9 And a man that is clean shall gather upi 2 And there was no water for the congre the aslies of the heifer, and lay them up witli- gation : and they gathered themselves toge. out the camp, in a clean place; and it shallsther against Moses and against Aaron. be kept for the congregation of the children 3 And the people cliode with Moses, and of Israel for a waier of separation: it is a spake, saying, Would God that we had died purification for sin.

when our brethren died before the LORD! 10 And lie that gathere!! the ashes of the 4 And why liave ye brouglit np the conheifer shall waslı his clothes, and be unclean gregation of the Lorn into this wilderness, until the even: and it shall be unto the chil- that we and our cattle should die there? dren of Israel, and unto the stranger that so 5 And wherefore have ye made us to journeth among them, for a statute for ever. come up out of Egypt, to bring us in und

11 | He that toucheth the dead body of this evil place? i: is no place of seed, or of any man shall be unclean seven days. figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither

12 He shall purity biunself with it on the is there any water to drink. third day, and on the seventh day he siall be 6 And Moses and Aaron went from the clean: but if he purify not hinself the third presence of the assembly unto the door o. day.then the seventh day he shall not be clean. the tabernacle of the congregation, and they

13 Whiosoever toucheid tiie dearl body of tell upon their faces; and ihe gl ry of thi any man that is dead, and purifieth not liim-Lord appeared unto tliem. seil, defileth the tabernacle of the LORD; 7 ! And the LORD spake unto Moses and that soul shall be cut off from Israel: be- saying, cause the water of separation was not sprin- 8 Take the rod, and gather thou the as kled upon him, he shall be unclean; his un- sembly together, thou and Aaron thy bro cleapness is yet upon him

ther, and speak ye unto the rock before their 14 This is the law when a man dieth in eyes; and it shall give forth his weler; and a tent: All that come into the tent, and all thou shalt bring forth to them waier out of that is in the tent,shall be unclean seven days. the rock : so thou skait give the congrega

15 And every open vessel, which hath notion and their beasts drink. covering bound upon it, is unclean.

9 And Moses took the rod from before 16 And whosoever toucheth one that is the LORD, as he commanded iim. slain with a sword in the open fields, or 10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the 15 a dead body, or a bene of a man, or a grave, congregation together before the rock, and shall be unclean seven days.

he said unto thein, Hear now, ye rebels; 17 And for an unclean person they shall must we fetch you water out of this rock? take of the ashes of the burnt heiler of pu 11 And Moses lified up his liand, and with rification for sin, and running water shall his rod he smote the rock twice; and the be put thereto in a vessel ;

water came out abundantly, and the congre. 18 And a clean person shall take hyssop, gation drank, and their beasts also. and dip it in the water, a:d sprinkle it upon 121 And the Lord spake unto Moses and thie tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon Aaron, Because ye believed ine not, 10 sanic. the persons that were there, and upon him tily me in the eve of the children of Israel, that touched a bone, or one slain, or one ticrefore ye shall not bring this congregadead, or a grave:

lion into the land which I have given them, 19 An the clean person shall sprinkle upon 13 This is the water of Meribah; because the unclean on the third day, and on the se- the clikdien of Israel strove with the LORD, venth day; and on the seventh day he shall pu- and he was sanctified in them. rify himself, and wash his clothes, and baibe 14 1 And Moses sent messengers from himse!f in water, and shall be clean al even. Kadesh unto the king of Ellom, I hus saitha

20 But the man that shall be unclean, anılthy brother !sraei, 'I liou knowest all the tra. shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut vel that hath betalen us ; off from among the congregation, because he 15 How our fathers went down into Egypt bath defiled the sarctuary of the LURD. the and we have dueli in Egypt a long time, water of separation hall not beeu sprinkled and the Egyptians vexed us and our teliers' upon bim; he is unclean.

16 And when we criei unto the LORD, le 21 And it shall be a perpetual statute urlo heard our voice, and sent an angel, and liath thein, that he that sprinkleth the water of brought us forth out of Egypt; and, behold, separation shall waslı his clothes, and lie that we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermust of toucheth the waler of separation shall be un- tlıy lorder. clean untii even.

17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through thiy **? And wlia'soever the unclean persor: country: we will not pass through the fields, toucheth shall be unclean; and the soul thai or through the vineyards, neither will we touchethi il shall be unclean until even. drink of the water of the wells; we will go CHAP. XX.

hy the king's high-way, we will not lern in TH

"HEN came the children of Israel, cren 'uic right hand nor to the left, until we have the whole congregation, into the desert passed thy borders.

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18 And Edom said unto hin, Thou shalt, 71 Therefore the people came to Moses, dot pass by me, lest I come out against thee and said, We liave simmed; for we have spa with the sword.

ken against the LORD, and against thee: pray 19 And the children of Israel said unto unto the LORD that lie take away the serpents bim, We will go by the highway; and if I from us. And Moses prayed for the people. and my catile drink of thy water, then I will 8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make pay for it: I will only (wi:hout doing anythiee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole; and thing else) go througli on ny seel. it shall come io pass, that every one that is

20 And he said, Thou shall not go through. bitten, when lie looket upon it, shall live And Edom came out against hiin with much 9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and people, and with a strong band.

put it upon a pole; and is came to pass, that 21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel paciT a serpent had bitten any man, when he besage through his border: wherefore Israel held the serpent of brass, he lived. turned away from him.

10 I And the children of Israel set for22 1 And the children of Israel, even the war), and pitched in Oboh. whole congregation, jour:cyed from Ka 11 And ibey journeyed from Oboth, and desh, and came unto inount Hor.

pitched at lje-abarim, in the wilderness 23 And the Lord spake unto Moses and which is before Moah, toward the suu-rising: Aaron in Mount Hor, by the coast of the 12 ! From thence they removed, and land of Edom, saying,

Ipisched in the valley of Zared. 24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his people : 13 From thence they reiroved, and pitchfor he shall not enter into the land which led on the other side of Arnon, which is in have given unto the children of Israel, be- the wilderuess that cometh out of the coasts cause ye rebelled against my word at the of the Ainorites: for Arnon is the border of water of Meribah.

Moab, between Moab and the Amorites. 25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and 14 Wherefore it is said in the book of the bring them up untó mount Hor; wars of the Lord, What he did in the Red

26 And strip Aaron of his garinents, and sea, and in the brooks of Arnon, put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron 15 And at the stream of the brooks that shall be gathered unio his people, and shall goetli down to the dwelling of Ar, and lielu die there.

upon the border of Moab. 27 And Moses did as the Lord command 16 And from thence they arent to Beer; ed: and thy went up into mount Hor in the ulat is, the well whereof the Lord spake un. sight of all the congregation.

io Moses, Gather die people togetlier, and 1 23 Aud Muses stripped Aaron of liis gar- will give them water. ments, and put thein upon Eleazar bis son ; 17 Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, and Aaron died there in the top of the well; sing ye unto it: mount: and Nloses and Eleazar came down 18 The princes digged the well, tie nobles from the mount.

of the people digged it, by the direction of 29 And when all the congregation saw the lawgivsr, witli their slaves. And from that Aaron was dead, they mourued for Aa- the wilderness they went to Multanah; ron thirty days, eren all the house of Israel. 19 And from Mattanalı 10 Nabaliel; aud CHAP. XXI.

from Nahalicl to Bamoth; ND when king Arad, the Canaanite, 20 And froin bamoth in the valley, that is

which dwelt in the south, heard tell in the country of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, 1:at Israei came by the way of be spies, which lookeih toward Jeshimnon. then he louglit against Israel, and toük some 21 11 And Israel sent messengers unto Sihon of them prisoners.

king of the Amorites, saying, 2 And Israel vowed a vow unto the LORD, 22 Let me pass through thy land : we will and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this not turn into the fields, or inio the viue. people into my band, inen I will utterly de-yards: we will not drink of the waters of t.e stroy their cities.

well ; brut we will go along by the king's 3 And the Londliearkened to the voice of high-way, until we be past thy borders. Israel, and delivered up ihe Canaanites; and 23 And Sinou would not sufler Israel to they utterly destroyed them and their cities : pass through his border ; but Siloa gathered and he called the name of the place Horinal. all his people together, and went out against

41 And they journeyed from mount Hor Isruel into the wilderness : and he came to by the way of the Red sea, to compass 'he Jahaz, and fought against Is aei. land of Edom: and the soul of the people 24 And Israel smole him with the edge of was much discouraged because of the way. the sword, and possessed liis lame from Arnon

5 And the people spake against liod, and unto Jabbok, even unto the children of Am. against Moses, Wheretore have ye brought mou: for the border of tie children of Aso. us up out of Egypt lo die in the wilderness ? mon was strong. for There is no bread, neither is there any 25 And Israel took all these cities : and water; and our soul loatheth this light breaul. Israel dwell in all the cities of the Ainorites,

6 And the LORD sent fiery serpents amonglin Heslibon, and in all the villages thereof. the people, and they bit ihe people; and 96 For Hesblon was the city of Sihon the much people of Israel

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27 Wherefore they thut speak in proverbs princes ut Moab abode with Balaam. say, Coine into Heshbon, let the ciiy of Si 9 And God came unto Balaam, and said, hon be built and prepared :

What men are these with tbee? 28 För there is a fire gone out of Hesh 10 And Balaam said unto God, Balak the bon, a name from the city of Sihon: it hath son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent unto consumed Ar of Moal), and the lords of the me, saying, high places of Arnoi.

11 Behold, there is a people come out ou 29 'Woe to thee, Moab! thou art undone, Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth O people of Chemoslı! he hath given his sons come now, curse me them ; peradventure that escaped, and his daugliter's, into capti I shall be avle to overcome them, and drive vity unto Sihon king of the Amorites. thein out.

30 ile have shot at them : Heslibon is 12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt perished even unto Dibon, and we have laid not go with them; thou shall not curse the thein waste even unto Nopliah, wbich reach-Ipeople: for they are blessed. cth unto Medeba.

13 And Balaam rose up in the morning, 31 | Thus Israel dwell in the land of the and said unto tie princes of Balak, Get you Amorites.

into your land; for the Lord resuseil to give 32 And Moses sent to spy out Jazer, and me leave to go with yoil. they took the villages thereot; and drove 11 And the princes of Moab rose up, and out the Amorites that were there.

they went unto Balak, and said, Balaam re33 And they turned, and went up by the fuseth to come with us. way of Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan 15 % And Balak sent yet again princes, went out against them, he, and all inis people, more, and more honouralle tlian they to the battle at Edrei.'

16 And they came to Balaam, and said to 34 And the Lord said unto Moses, Fear him hin, Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor, Let not: for I have delivered him into thy liand, nothing, I pray thee, liinder thee irom com and all his people, and liis land?; and tlou ing unto ine : shalt do to him as throu didst unto Silon, king 17 For I will promote thiee unto very great of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon. honour, and I will do whatsoever thou sayest

35 So they smore him, and liis sons, and unto me: come thurefore, I pray thee, curse all his people, until there was none left himine this people. alive: 'and they possessed his land.

18 And Balaam answered and said unto CHAP. XXII.

the servants of Balak, if Balak woull give ND tlie children of Israel set forward, (me liis house full of silver and gold, I canthis side Jordan by Jericho.

Gorl, to do less or more. 2 1 And Balak the son of Zippor saw all

19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ve that Israel had done to tie Amoriles. also bere tiis night, thai I may know what

3 And Moab was sore afraid or the people, the LORD will say unto ine more. berause they were many; and Moab was dis 20 Ard God came unto Balaam at night tressed because of the children of Israel. and said unto him, Ir the meji come lo cali

4 And Moab said onto the elders of Midian, t.ee, rise up, and go with them ; but yet Now shull this company lick up all that are the word which I shall say unto ilice, that round about us, as the ex licketli up the sirolt thou do. grass of the field. And Balak the son of Zip 21 And Balaam rose up in the morning, por was king of the Moabites at that time. and sadulled his ass, and went with the

5 he sent inessengers therefore unto Ba- princes of Moab. laam the son of Beor, lo Pethor, which is by 22 Land God's anger was kindled because the river of the land of the children of his he wcut, and the angel of the LORD stood people, lo call him, saying, Behold, there is in the way for an adversary against bim. a people come out froin Egypt: belold, they Now be was riding upon his ass, and his cover the face of tlie earlli, and they abide iwo servants were withi liim. over against me.

23 And the ass saw the angel of the Lord 6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse standing in the way, and his sword drawn in me this people ; for they are too mighty for his hand : and the ass turned aside ont of the me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we way, and went into the field ; and Balaam may smite them, and that I may drive then smule the ass, 10 turn her into the way. out of the land: for I wot that lie whom 2. But the angel of the LORD stood in a thou blessesi is blessed, and lie whom thou path of the vineyards, a wall being on this cursest is cursed.

side, and a wall on that side. 7 And Lie elders of Moab and the elders 25 And when the ass saw the angel of the of Midian departed with the rewards of di- Lorn), she trust herself unto the wall, ana rinition in their hand; and they came aw crushed Balaam's funt against the wall; and Balaam, and spake unto him the words or he smote her again. Balak.

26 And the angel of the LORD wont surther, 8 And he said unto them, Lodge here this and stuod in a narrow pluce, where was nó


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