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tle, one soul of five hundred as well of persons as of oxen and asses and sheep,
29 And thou shalt give it to Eleazar the priest, because they are the first-fruits of the Lord.
30 Out of the moiety also of the children of Israel thou shalt take the fiftieth head of persons, and of oxen, and asses, and sheep, and of all beasts: and thou shalt give them to the Levites that watch in the charge of the tabernacle of the Lord. 31 And Moses and Eleazar did as the Lord had commanded.
32 And the spoil which the army had taken, was six hundred seventy five thousand sheep, 33 Seventy two thousand oxen, 34 Sixty one thousand asses:
35 And thirty two thousand persons of the female sex, that had not known men.
36 And one half was given to them that had been in the battle, to wit, three hundred thirty seven thousand five hundred sheep:
37 Out of which, for the portion of the Lord, were reckoned six hundred seventy five sheep. 38 And out of the thirty six thousand oxen, seventy two oxen:
39 Out of the thirty thousand asses, sixty one
40 Out of the sixteen thousand persons, there fell to the portion of the Lord thirty two souls.
41 And Moses delivered the number of the first-fruits of the Lord to Eleazar the priest, as had been commanded him,
42 Out of the half of the children of Israel, which he had separated for them that had been in the battle.
43 But out of the half that fell to the rest of the multitude, that is to say, out of the three hundred thirty seven thousand five hundred sheep,
44 And out of the thirty six thousand oxen, 45 And out of the thirty thousand five hundred
46 And out of the sixteen thousand persons, 47 Moses took the fiftieth head, and gave it to the Levites that watched in the tabernacle of the Lord, as the Lord had commanded.
48 And when the commanders of the army, and the tribunes, and centurions were come to Moses, they said:
49 We thy servants have reckoned up the number of the fighting men, whom we had under our hand, and not so much as one was wanting.
50 Therefore we offer as gifts to the Lord what gold every one of us could find in the booty, in garters and tablets, rings and bracelets, and chains, that thou mayst pray to the Lord for us. 51 And Moses and Eleazar the priest received all the gold in divers kinds,
52 In weight sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty sicles, from the tribunes and from the
53 For that which every one had taken in the booty, was his own.
54 And that which was received they brought into the tabernacle of the testimony, for a memorial of the children of Israel before the Lord.
The tribes of Ruben and Gad, and half of the tribe of Manasses, receive their inheritance on the east side of Jordan, upon conditions approved of by Moses.
soil for the feeding of beasts: and we thy servants have very much cattle:
was infinite. And when they saw the lands of Jazer and Galaad fit for feeding cattle,
2 They came to Moses and Eleazar the priest, and the princes of the multitude and said:
3 Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nemra, Hesebon, and Eleale, and Saban, and Nebo, and Beon,
4 The land, which the Lord hath conquered in the sight of the children of Israel, is a very fertile
5 And we pray thee, if we have found favour in thy sight, that thou give it to us thy servants in possession, and make us not pass over the Jordan. 6 And Moses answered them: What, shall your brethren go to fight, and will you sit here? 7 Why do ye overturn the minds of the children of Israel, that they may not dare to pass into the place which the Lord hath given them?
8 Was it not thus your fathers did, when I sent from Cadesbarne to view the land?
9 And when they were come as far as the val ley of the cluster, having viewed all the country, they overturned the hearts of the children of Israel, that they should not enter into the coasts, which the Lord gave them.
10 And he swore in his anger, saying:
11 If these men, that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land, which I promised with an oath to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: because they would not follow me,
12 Except Caleb the son of Jephone the Cenezite, and Josue the son of Nun: these have fulfilled my will.
13 And the Lord being angry against Israel, led them about through the desert forty years, until the whole generation, that had done evil in his sight, was consumed.
14 And behold, said he, you are risen up instead of your fathers, the increase and offspring of sinful men, to augment the fury of the Lord against Israel.
15 For if you will not follow him, he will leave the people in the wilderness, and you shall be the cause of the destruction of all.
16 But they coming near, said: We will make sheep-folds, and stalls for our cattle, and strong cities for our children:
17 And we ourselves will go armed and ready for battle before the children of Israel, until we bring them in unto their places. Our little ones and all we have, shall be in walled cities, for fear of the ambushes of the inhabitants.
18 We will not return into our houses, until the children of Israel possess their inheritance:
19 Neither will we seek any thing beyond the Jordan, because we have already our possession on the east side thereof.
20 And Moses said to them: If you do what you promise, go on well appointed for war before the Lord:
21 And let every fighting man pass over the Jordan, until the Lord overthrow his enemies,
22 And all the land be brought under him: then shall you be blameless before the Lord and before Israel, and you shall obtain the countries that you desire, before the Lord.
23 But if you do not what you say, no man can doubt but you sin against God: and know ye that your sin shall overtake you.
24 Build therefore cities for your children, and folds and stalls for your sheep and beasts: and accomplish what you have promised.
25 And the children of Gad and Ruben said to Moses: We are thy servants: we will do what my lord commandeth.
26 We will leave our children, and our wives, and sheep, and cattle, in the cities of Galaad: servants all
ND the sons of Ruben
A flocks of cattle, and their substance in beasts march on to the war, as thou my lord speakest.
28 Moses therefore commanded Eleazar the priest, and Josue the son of Nun, and the princes of the families of all the tribes of Israel, and said to them:
29 If the children of Gad, and the children of Ruben pass with you over the Jordan all armed for war before the Lord, and the land be made subject to you; give them Galaad in possession. 30 But if they will not pass armed with you
into the land of Chanaan, let them receive places to dwell in among you.
31 And the children of Gad, and the children ✅ Ruben answered: As the lord hath spoken to his servants, so will we do:
32 We will go armed before the Lord into the land of Chanaan; and we confess that we have already received our possession beyond the Jordan.
33 Moses therefore gave to the children of Gad and of Ruben, and to the half tribe of Manasses the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sehon king of the Amorrhites, and the kingdom of Og king of Basan, and their land and the cities thereof round about.
31 And the sons of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,
40 And Moses gave the land of Galaad to Machir the son of Manasses; and he dwelt in it.
41 And Jair the son of Manasses went, and took the villages thereof: and he called them Havoth Jair, that is to say, the villages of Jair.
42 Nobe also went, and took Canath with the villages thereof: and he called it by his own name Nobe.
The mansions or journeys of the children of
12 And they removed from thence, and came to Daphea.
13 And departing from Daphca, they camped in Alus.
14 And departing from Alus, they pitched their tents in Raphidim, where the people wanted water to drink.
3 Now the children of Israel departed from Ramesses the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month, the day after the phase, with a mighty hand, in the sight of all the Egyptians,
4 Who were burying their first-born, whom the Lord had slain (upon their gods also he had executed vengeance,)
5 And they camped in Soccoth.
6 And from Soccoth they came into Etham, which is in the uttermost borders of the
15 And departing from Raphidim, they camped in the desert of Sinai.
35 And Etroth, and Sophan, and Jazer, and Jegbaa,
36 And Bethnemra, and Betharan, fenced cities, and folds for their cattle.
37 But the children of Ruben built Hesebon, Ceelatha. and Eleale, and Cariathaim,
38 And Nabo, and Baalmeon (their names be-ed in the mountain Sepher. ing changed) and Sabama; giving names to the cities which they had built.
39 Moreover the children of Machir, the son of Manasses, went into Galaad, and wasted it, cut-celoth. ting off the Amorrhites the inhabitants thereof.
16 But departing also from the desert of Sinai, they came to The graves of lust.
17 And departing from The graves of lust, they camped in Haseroth.
18 And from Haseroth they came to Rethma. 19 And departing from Rethma, they camped in Remmomphares.
20 And they departed from thence, and came to Lebna.
21 Removing from Lebna, they camped in Ressa.
22 And departing from Ressa, they came to
23 And they removed from thence, and camp
24 Departing from the mountain Sepher, they came to Arada.
25 From thence they went and camped in Ma
26 And departing from Maceloth, they came to Thahath.
27 Removing from Thahath, they camped in Thare.
28 And they departed from thence, and pitched their tents in Methca.
33 And Aaron the priest went up into mount Hor at the commandment of the Lord: and there he died in the fortieth year of the coming forth of the children of Israel out of Egypt, the fifth wilder-month, the first day of the month,
39 When he was a hundred and twenty three
7 Departing from thence they came over-years old. against Phihahiroth, which looketh towards Beelsephon, and they camped before Magdalum.
8 And departing from Phihahiroth, they passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness: and having marched three days through the desert of Etham, they camped in Mara.
9 And departing from Mara, they came into Elm, were there were twelve fountains of waters, and seventy palm trees: and there they camped.
10 But departing from thence also, they ed their tents by the Red Sea. And departing from the Red Sea,
Il They camped in the desert of Sin.
40 And king Arad the Chanaanite, who dwelt towards the south, heard that the children of Israel were come to the land of Chanaan.
41 And they departed from mount Hor, and camped in Salmona.
42 From whence they removed, and came to Phunon.
43 And departing from Phunon, they camped in Oboth.
44 And from Oboth they came to Ijeabarim, pitch-which is in the borders of the Moabites.
45 And departing from Ijeabarim, they pitched their tents in Dibongab.
46 From thence they went, and camped in Helmondeblathaim.
*The mansions. These mansions, or journeys 47 And departing from Helmondeblathaim, of the children of Israel from Egypt to the land they came to the mountains of Abarim overof promise, were figures, according to the fathers, against Nabo.
of the steps and degrees by which christians leav- 48 And departing from the mountains of Abaing sin are to advance from virtue to virtue, till rim, they passed to the plains of Moab, by the they come to the heavenly mansions, after this life, Jordan, over-against Jericho. to see and enjoy God.
49 And there they camped from Bethsimoth
even to Abelsatim, in the plains of the Moabites, their families, and the tribe of the children of 50 Where the Lord said to Moses: Gad according to the number of their kindreds, and half of the tribe of Manasses,
15 That is, two tribes and a half, have received their portion beyond the Jordan over-against Jericho at the east side.
16 And the Lord said to Moses:
51 Command the children of Israel, and say to them: When you shall have passed over the Jordan, entering into the land of Chanaan,
52 Destroy all the inhabitants of that land, beat down their pillars, and break in pieces their statues, and waste all their high places,
53 Cleansing the land, and dwelling in it. I have given it you for a possession.
54 And you shall divide it among you by lot. To the more you shall give a larger part, and to the fewer a lesser. To every one as the lot shall fall, so shall the inheritance be given. The possession shall be divided by the tribes and the families.
55 But if you will not kill the inhabitants of the land, they that remain shall be unto you as nails in your eyes, and spears in your sides: and they shall be your adversaries in the land of your habitation.
56 And whatsoever I had thought to do to them, I will do to you.
The limits of Chanaan; with the names of the men that shall make the division of it.
2 Command the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them: When you are entered into the land of Chanaan, and it shall be fallen unto your possession by lot, it shall be bounded by these limits:
3 The south-side shall begin from the wilder-dren of Israel. ness of Sin, which is by Edom, and shall have the most salt sea* for its furthest limits eastward:
7 But toward the north side the borders shall begin from the great sea, reaching to the most high mountain,§
8 From which they shall come to Emath, as far as the borders of Sedada:
9 And the limits shall go as far as Zephrona, and the village of Enan. These shall be the borders on the north side.
10 From thence they shall mark out the bounds towards the east side from the village of Enan unto Sephama:
11 And from Sephama the bounds shall go down to Rebla, over-against the fountain of Daphnis: from thence they shall come eastward to the sea of Cenereth.||
4 Which limits shall go round on the south Cities are appointed for the Levites: of which side by the ascent of the Scorpion,† and so into six are to be the cities of refuge." Senna, and reach toward the south as far as Cadesbarne, from whence the frontiers shall go out to the town called Adar, and shall reach as far as Asemona.
12 And shall reach as far as the Jordan, and at the last shall be closed in by the most salt sea This shall be your land with its borders round
13 And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying: This shall be the land which you shall possess by lot, and which the Lord hath commanded to be given to the nine tribes, and to the half tribe.
14 For the tribe of the children of Ruben by
17 These are the names of the men, that shall divide the land unto you: Eleazar the priest, and Josue the son of Nun,
18 And one prince of every tribe,
19 Whose names are these: Of the tribe of Juda, Caleb the son of Jephone.
20 Of the tribe of Simeon, Samuel the son of Ammiud.
21 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the son of Chaselon.
22 Of the tribe of the children of Dan, Bocci the son of Jogli.
23 Of the children of Joseph of the tribe of Manasses, Hanniel the son of Ephod.
24 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Camuel the son of Sephthan.
25 Of the tribe of Zabulon, Elisaphan the son of Pharnach.
+ The Scorpion. A mountain so called from having a great number of scorpions.
26 Of the tribe of Issachar, Phaltiel the prince the son of Ozan.
The great sea. The Mediterranean.
Sea of Cenereth. This is the sea of Galilee, illustrated by the miracles of our Lord.
27 Of the tribe of Aser, Ahiud the son of Salomi.
28 Of the tribe of Nephtali, Phedael the son of Ammiud.
29 These are they whom the Lord hath commanded to divide the land of Chanaan to the chil
10 Speak to the children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them: When you shall have passed over the Jordan into the land of Chanaan,
11 Determine what cities shall be for the re*The most salt sea. The lake of Sodom, other-fuge of fugitives, who have shed blood against wise called the Dead sea. their will.
ses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan, over-against Jericho:
2 Command the children of Israel that they give to the Levites out of their possessions,
3 Cities to dwell in, and their suburbs round about: that they may abide in the towns, and the suburbs may be for their cattle and beasts:
4 Which suburbs shall reach from the walls of the cities outward, a thousand paces on every side:
5 Toward the east shall be two thousand cubits; and toward the south in like manner shall be two thousand cubits: towards the sea also, which looketh to the west, shall be the same extent: and the north side shall be bounded with the like limits. And the cities shall be in the midst, and the suburbs without.
6 And among the cities, which you shall give to the Levites, six shall be separated for refuge to fugitives, that he who hath shed blood may flee to them: and besides these there shall be other forty two cities,
7 That i in all forty eight with their suburbs. 8 And of these cities which shall be given out of the possessions of the children of Israel, from them that have more, more shall be taken; and from them that have less, fewer. Each shall give towns to the Levites according to the extent of their inheritance.
9 The Lord said to Moses:
12 And when the fugitive shall be in them, the kinsman of him that is slain may not have power to kill him, until he stand before the multitude, and his cause be judged.
13 And of these cities, that are separated for the refuge of fugitives.
14 Three shall be beyond the Jordan, and three|| neither can it otherwise be expiated, but by his in the land of Chanaan, blood that hath shed the blood of another.
15 As well for the children of Israel as for strangers and sojourners, that he may flee to them, who hath shed blood against his will.
16 If any man strike with iron, and he die that was struck; he shall be guilty of murder, and he himself shall die.
20 If through hatred any one push a man, or fling any thing at him with ill design:
21 Or being his enemy, strike him with his hand, and he die; the striker shall be guilty of murder: the kinsman of him that was slain, as soon as he findeth him, shall kill him.
22 But if by chance-medley, and without tred,
17 If he throw a stone, and he that is struck die; he shall be punished in the same manner.
be revenged by the blood of him that struck him. A the son of Machir, the son of Manasses of
19 The kinsman of him that was slain, shall kill the stock of the children of Joseph, came, and the murderer: as soon as he apprehendeth him, spoke to Moses before the princes of Israel, and he shall kill him. said:
23 And enmity, he do any of these things, 24 And this be proved in the hearing of the people, and the cause be debated between him that struck, and the next of kin:
25 The innocent shall be delivered from the hand of the revenger, and shall be brought back by sentence into the city, to which he had fled: and he shall abide there until the death of the high-priest, that is anointed with the holy oil.
26 If the murderer be found without the limits of the cities that are appointed for the banished, 27 And be struck by him that is the avenger of blood; he shall not be guilty that killed him.
28 For the fugitive ought to have stayed in the city until the death of the high-priest: And after he is dead, then shall the manslayer return to his own country.
3 Now if men of another tribe take them to ha-wives, their possession will follow them; and being transferred to another tribe, will be a diminishing of our inheritance.
4 And so it shall come to pass, that when the jubilee, that is, the fiftieth year of remission is come, the distribution made by the lots shall be confounded, and the possession of the one shall pass to the others.
5 Moses answered the children of Israel, and said by the command of the Lord: The tribe of the children of Joseph hath spoken rightly.
6 And this is the law promulgated by the Lord, touching the daughters of Salphaad: Let them marry to whom they will, only so that it be to men of their own tribe:
29 These things shall be perpetual, and for an ordinance in all your dwellings.
30 The murderer shall be punished by witnesses: none shall be condemned upon the dence of one man.
31 You shall not take money of him, that is guilty of blood; but he shall die forthwith.
32 The banished and fugitives before the death of the high-priest may by no means return into their own cities.
33 Defile not the land of your habitation, which is stained with the blood of the innocent:
34 And thus shall your possession be cleansed, myself abiding with you. For I am the Lord that dwell among the children of Israel.
9 And that the tribes be not mingled one with evi-another, but remain so
10 As they were separated by the Lord. And the daughters of Salphaad did as was commanded:
11 And Maala, and Thersa, and Hegla, and Melcha, and Noa, were married to the sons of their uncle by their father
12 Of the family of Manasses, who was the son of Joseph: and the possession that had been allotted to them, remained in the tribe and family of their father.
Until the death, &c. This mystically signified that our deliverance was to be effected by the death of Christ, the high-priest and the anointed of God.
That the inheritances may not be alienated from one tribe to another, all are to marry within their own tribes.
2 The Lord hath commanded thee, my lord, that thou shouldst divide the land by lot to the children of Israel, and that thou shouldst give to the daughters of Salphaad our brother, the possession due to their father:
A repetition of what passed at Sinai and Cadesbarne; and of the people's murmuring and their punishment.
THESE are the words which Moses spoke to wilderness, over-against the Red Sea, between
7 Lest the possession of the children of Israel be mingled from tribe to tribe. For all men shall marry wives of their own tribe and kindred:
8 And all women shall take husbands of the same tribe: that the inheritance may remain in the families,
THE BOOK OF DEUTERONOMY.
13 These are the commandments and judg ments, which the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses to the children of Israel, in the plains of Moab upon the Jordan over-against Jericho,
This book is called DEUTERONOMY, which sig-Pharan and Thophel and Laban and Haseroth,
nifies A SECOND LAW, because it repeats and where there is very much gold:
inculcates the ordinances formerly given on mount Sinai, with other precepts not expressed before. The Hebrews, from the first words in the book, call it, ELLE HADDEBARIM.
2 Eleven days journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir to Cadesbarne.
3 In the fortieth year, the eleventh month, the first day of the month, Moses spoke to the children of Israel all that the Lord had commanded him to say to them:
4 After that he had slain Sehon king of the Amorrhites, who dwelt in Hesebon; and Og king of Basan who abode in Astaroth, and in Edrai, land of Moab. And 5 Beyond the Jordan in the law, ond to say 6 The Lord our God spoke to us in Horeb,
saying: You have stayed long enough in this
7 Turn you, and come to the mountain of the Amorrhites, and to the other places that are next to it, the plains and the hills and the vales towards the south, and by the sea-shore, the land of the Chanaanites, and of Libanus, as far as the great river Euphrates.
8 Behold, said he, I have delivered it to you: go in and possess it, concerning which the Lord swore to your fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, that he would give it to them, and to their seed after them.
9 And I said to you at that time:
10 I alone am not able to bear you: for the Lord your God hath multiplied you, and you are this day as the stars of heaven, for multitude.
11 (The Lord God of your fathers add to this number many thousands, and bless you as he hath spoken.)
12 I alone am not able to bear your business, and the charge of you and your differences.
13 Let me have from among you wise and understanding men, and such whose conversation is approved among your tribes, that I may appoint them your rulers.
14 Then you answered me: The thing is good which thou meanest to do.
15 And I took out of your tribes men wise and honourable, and appointed them rulers, tribunes, and centurions, and officers over fifties, and over tens, who might teach you all things.
16 And I commanded them, saying: Hear them, and judge that which is just; whether he be one of your country, or a stranger.
17 There shall be no difference of persons: you shall hear the little as well as the great: neither shall you respect any man's person, because it is the judgment of God. And if any thing seem hard to you, refer it to me, and I will hear it.
18 And I commanded you all things that you were to do.
29 And I said to you: Fear not; neither be ye afraid of them:
30 The Lord God, who is your leader, himself will fight for you, as he did in Egypt in the sight of all.
31 And in the wilderness (as thou hast seen) the Lord thy God hath carried thee, as a man is wont to carry his little son, all the way that you have come, until you came to this place.
32 And yet for all this you did not believe the Lord your God,
33 Who went before you in the way, and marked out the place, wherein you should pitch your tents, in the night shewing you the way by fire, and in the day by the pillar of a cloud.
34 And when the Lord had heard the voice of your words, he was angry, and swore, and said: 35 Not one of the men of this wicked generation shall see the good land, which I promised with an oath to your fathers,
19 And departing from Horeb, we passed through the terrible and vast wilderness, which you saw, by the way of the mountain of the Amorrhite, as the Lord our God had commanded us. And when we were come into Cadesbarne,
20 I said to you: You are come to the mountain of the Amorrhite, which the Lord our God will give to us.
21 See the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee: go up and possess it, as the Lord our God hath spoken to thy fathers: fear not, nor be any way discouraged.
22 And you came all to me, and said: Let us send men who may view the land, and ing word what way we shall go up, and to what cities we shall go.
23 And because the saying pleased me, I sent of you twelve men, one of every tribe:
24 Who, when they had set forward, and had gone up to the mountains, came as far as the val ley of the cluster: and having viewed the land,
25 Taking of the fruits thereof, to shew its tility, they brought them to us, and said: The land is good, which the Lord our God will give us. 26 And you would not go up, but being incredulous to the word of the Lord our God,
*Walled up to the sky. A figurative expression, signifying the walls to be very high.
36 Except Caleb the son of Jephone: For he shall see it; and to him I will give the land, that he hath trodden upon, and to his children, because he hath followed the Lord.
42 The Lord said to me: Say to them: Go not up, and fight not, for I am not with you: lest you fall before your enemies.
43 I spoke, and you hearkened not: but resisting the commandment of the Lord, and swelling with pride you went up into the mountain.
44 And the Amorrhite that dwelt in the mountains coming out, and meeting you, chased you, as bees do: and made slaughter of you from Seir as far as Horma.
45 And when you returned, and wept before the Lord, he heard you not; neither would he yield to your voice.
46 So you abode in Cadesbarne a long time.
They are forbid to fight against the Edomites,
AND departing from thence we came into the
wilderness that leadeth to the Red Sea, as the Lord had spoken to me: and we compassed fer-mount Seir a long time.
2 And the Lord said to me:
3 You have compassed this mountain long enough: go towards the north:
4 And command thou the people, saying: You shall pass by the borders of your brethren the children of Esau, who dwell in Seir, and they will be afraid of you.
27 You murmured in your tents, and said: The Lord hateth us, and therefore he hath brought us out of the land of Egypt, that he might deliver us into the hand of the Amorrhite, and destroy us. 5 Take ye then good heed that you stir not 28 Whither shall we go up? the messengers against them. For I will not give you of their have terrified our hearts, saying: The multitude, land so much as the step of one foot can tread is very great, and taller than we: the cities are upon, because I have given mount Seir to Esau, great, and walled up to the sky:* we have seen for a possession. the sons of the Enacims there."
6 You shall buy meats of them for money, and shall eat: you shall draw waters for money, and shall drink.
7 The Lord thy God hath blessed thee in every