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The feffie àit by fiery serfients. CHAP. xxi.

23 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast of the land of Edom, saying, 24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his qle: for he shall not enter into the and which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye against my word at the water of Meribah. 25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them * unto mount Hor: 26 And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his fleofile, and shall die there. 27 And Moses did as the Lord commanded: and they went up into mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation. iMos stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there in the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from Jhe mount. 29 And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty slays, even all the house of

Israel. CHAP. XXI. 4 The feofile Ait by fiery serfients, 7 are Accord 10 Sundry journeys. 21 Sihon and Og stain. NI) when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of the spies; then he fought against Israel, and took some of them prisoners. 2 And Israel vowed a vow unto the Los D. and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will uttery destroy their cities. 3 And the Lor D hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Cataanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: and he called the name of the place Hormah. 4 * And they journeyed from mount; Her by the way of the Red sea, to com-, Pass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of *:::: 5 And the le spake against God, *d against Moses, Wherefore have ye wrongfit us up out of Egypt to die in d: wilderness? for there is no bread, neither * there any water; and our soul loatheth bread. the Lord sent fiery serpents aothepeople, and they bit the people; and ori people of Israel died. 7 * Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We ... i.sinned, . we have an against the LoRD, an inst : y unto the Lord, that i.

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Sihon and Og slain. 141

pole: and it shall come to pass, that ev one that is bitten, when o looketh so it, shall live. 9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived. 10 *| And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in Oboth. 11 And they journeyed from Oboth, and pitched at Ije-abarim, in the wilderness which is before Moab, toward the sun-rising. 12 || From thence they removed, and pitched in the valley of Zared. 13 From thence they removed, and pitched on the other side of Arnon, which is in the wilderness that cometh out of the coasts of the Amorites: for Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites. 14 Wherefore it is said in the book of the wars of the Lord, What he did in the Red sea, and in thc brooks of Arnon, 15 And at the stream of the brooks that goeth down to the dwelling of Ar, and lieth upon the border of Moab. 16 ''. from thence they went to Beer: that is the well whereof the Lok D spake

| unto Moses, Gather the people together, 142 Balak sendeth for Balaam: NUMBERS. His first message is rejected.

and I will give them water. 17. Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing ye unto it: 18 'The princes digged the well, the nobles of the people digged it, by the direction of the lawgiver, with their stavcs. And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah : 19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel : and from Nahaliel to Bamoth : 20 And from Bamoth in the valley, that is in the country of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looketh toward Jeshimon. 21 || And Israel sent messengers unto Sihon king of the Amorites, saying, 22 Let me pass through thy land: we will not turn into the fields, or into the vineyards; we will not drink of the waters of the well: but we will |. along by the king's high way, until we be past thy borders. 23 And Sihon would not suffer Israel to o, through his border: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and went out against Israel into the wilderness: and he came to Jahaz, and fought against Israel: 24 And Israel smote him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from Arnon unto Jabbok, even unto the children of Ammon : for the border of the children of Ammon was strong. 25 And Israel took all these cities: and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the village thereof, -

26 For Heshbox was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even unto Arnon. 27. Wherefore they that speak in proveros say, Come into Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and prepared. 28 For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon : it hath consumed Ar of Moab, and the lords of the high places of Arnon. 29 Woe to thee, Moab | Thou art undone, O people of Chemosh : he hath given his sons that escaped, and his daughters, into captivity unto Sihon king of the Amorites. 3) We have shot at them ; Heshbon is erished even unto i)ibon, and we have aid them waste even unto Nophah, which reaches/, unto Medeba. 31 * Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites. 32 And Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, and they took the villages thereof, and drove out the Amorites that overe there. 33 || And they turned and went up by the way of Bashan : and Og the king of

Bashan went out against them, he, and all

his people, to the battle at Firei. 34 And the Lok D said unto Moses,

Fear him not : for I have delivered him

into thy hand, and all his people, and his land ; and thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon. 35 So they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, until there was none left him alive: and they possesscd his land. CHAP. XXII. Balık's first message for Balaam is rojected. 15 His second obtaineth him. 22. 1n angel would have slain him, if his ass had not saved him. 36 Balak enteroneth him. ND the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in the plains of Moab on this side Jordan by Jericho. 2 * And Bolak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites. 3 And Moab was soreafraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel. 4 And Moab said unto the elders of Midian, Now shall this company lick up all that are round about us, as the ox licketh up the grass of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at that time. 5. He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beör to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt : behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me:

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6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land: for I wot that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is curscq. 7 And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand ; and they came unto Balaam, and spake unto him the words of Balak. 8 And he said unto them, Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word again, as the Lok D shall speak unto me: and the princes of Moab abode with Balaam. 9 And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee * 10 And Balaam said unto God, Balak, the son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent unto me, saying, 11 Behold, there is a people come out o the face of the earth : come now, curse me them ; peradventure I shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out. 12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them ; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed. 13 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and said unto the princes of Balak, Get you into your land: for the Lord refuseth to give me leave to go with you. 14 And the princes of Moab rose up, and they went unto Balak, and said, Balaam refuseth to come with us. 15 s And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they. 16 And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from coming unto me: 17 For I will promote thee unto very great honour, and I will do whatsoever thou sayest unto me: come therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people. 18 And Balaam answered and said unto the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the Lord my God, to do less or more. 19. Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye also here this night, that I may know what the Lok D will say unto me more. 20 And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him, If the men come to call thee, rise up, and go with them; but yet the word which I shall say unto thee, that shalt thou do. 21 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the rinces of Moab. 22 || And God's anger was kindled because he went : and the angel of the LoRD stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon Bulgari's ass s/heaketh. § ass, and his two servants were with rta. 25 And the ass saw the angel of the Loansanding in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand : and the ass turned asje out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the way. 24 But the angel of the Lon D stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side. 25 Ald when the ass saw the angel of the Lond, she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam’s foot against the wall: and he smote her again. 25 And the angel of the Lord went further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left. 27. And when the ass saw the angel of the Load, she fell down under Baloum : and Balaam’s anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff. 28 And the Lord opened the mouth

of the ass, and she said unto Blaam,

What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times? 29 And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me : I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee. 30 And the ass said unto Balaam, Mm not I thine ass, u which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee 2 And he said, Nay. 31 Then the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the Lord **** way, and his sword drawn n his : and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face. 3: And the angel of the Lor D said unto him, wherefore hast thou smitten thine as these three times? Behold, I went out to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse before me: 33 And the ass saw me, and turned *mme these three times: unless she had ormed from me, surely now also I had slain thee, and saved her alive. .34. And Balaam said unto the angel of the Lord, I have sinned; for I knew not that thou stoodest in the way against me: to therefore, if it displease thee, I will to me back again. * And the angel of the LoRD said unto , G9 with the men: but only theorithat I shall speak unto thee, that ** speak: So Balaam went with the Poes of Balak. 3: "And when Balak heard that Ba**as come, he went out to meet him ** a city of Moab, which is in the bor*** Arnon, which is in the utmost

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CHAP. xx111.

Palaam’s farable. 142.

I not earnestly send unto thee to call thee * wherefore camest thou not unto me? am I not able indeed to promote thee to honour? 38 And Balaam said unto Balak, Lo, I am come unto thee: have I now any power at all to say any thing? the word *. o putteth in my mouth, that shall Słocalk o And Balaam went with Balak, and they came unto Kirjath-huzoth. 40 And Balak offered oxen and sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the princes that were with him. 41 And it come to pass on the morrow, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of Baal, that thence he might sce the utmost start of the people. CHAP, XXIII. 1, 13, 28 Ba'ak's sacrifices. !aam's farable. ND Balaam said unto Balak, Build rue here seven altars, and prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams. 2 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bullock and a rain. 3 And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand by thy burnt-offering, and I will go: peradventure the LoRD will come to meet me: and whatsoever he sheweth me I will tell thee. And he went to an high place. 4 And God met Balaam: and he said unto him, I have prepared seven altars, and I have offered upon every altar a bullock and a ram. 5 And the Lord put a word in Balaam’s mouth, and said, Rcturn unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak. 6 And he returned unto him, and lo, he stood by his burnt-sacrifice, he, and all the princes of Moab. 7 And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come, desy Israel. 8 How shal! I curse, whom God hath not curscq 2 or how shali I defy, whom the Lor D hatiy not deficq 2 9 For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills behold him : lo, the people shall dwell along, and shall not be reckoned among the nations. 10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth shart of israel? let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his 11 And l3alak said unto Balaam, What hast thou done unto me? I took thee to curse mine enemies, and behold, thou hast blessed them altogether. " 12 And he answered and said, Must 1 not take heed to speak that, which th: Lof D hath put in my mouth 2

7, 18 Ba144 Balaam’s farable : 13 And Balak said unto him, Come,

shalt see but the utmost part of them, and
shalt not see them all: and curse me them
from thence.
14 || And he brought him into the field
of Zophim, to the top of o and built
seven altars, and offered a bullock and a
ram on every altar.
15 And he said unto Balak, Stand here
o the burnt-offering, while I meet the
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16 And the Lord met Balaam, and
put a word in his mouth, and said, Go |
again unto Balak, and say thus.
17 And when he came to him, behold,
he stood by his burnt-offering, and the
princes of Moab with him. And Balak

said unto him, What hath the Lok D

spoken 2

18 And he took up his parable, and

said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor: 19 God is not a man, that he should lie ; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it 2 or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it l 2 20 Behold, I have received commandament to bless: and he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it. 21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: the Lord his God is with him, and the shout of a king is among them. 22 God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an uni

corn. 23 Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination- o Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought! 24 BC hold, the people shali rise up as a eat lion, and lift up himself as a young

ion: he shall not lie down until he eat

of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain. 25 || And Balak said unto Balaam, Ncither curse them at all, nor bless them at all. 26 But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that the Lon D i". that linust do? 27 ° And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee unto another place; peradventure it will please God that thou may est curse me them from thence. 28 And Balak brought Balaam unto the top of Peor, that looketh toward leshinnon. 29 And I3alaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams. 30 And Balak did as Bali.au, had said,

NUMBERS. He firofthesieth Israel's hashiness,

| and offered a bullock and a ram on every I pray thee, with me unto another place, altar. from whence thou mayest see them: thou ||

CHAP. XXIV. 1 Balaam frosthesieth Israel's happiness, 15 and of the Star of Jacob. Ao when Balaam saw that it pleased the Lord to bless Israel, he went hou, as at other times, to seek forenchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness. 2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding in his tents accord. ing to their tribes, and the spirit of God came upon him. 3 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said: 4 He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having | his eyes open : 5 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel ! 6 As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign-alocs which the LoRD hath

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H'horedom and idolatry of Israel. CHAP. xxv. xxvi. Zimri and Cozbi slain. 145

16 He hath said, which heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of the Most High, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open : 17 I shall see him, but not now : I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth. 13 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a session for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly. 19 Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion, and shall destroy him that remaineth of the city. 20 And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek :as the first of the nations, but his latter end shall be that he perish for ever. 21 And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is thy dwelling-place, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock. 22 Nevertheless, the Kenite shall be wasted, until Ashur shall carry thee away captive. 23 And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God doeth this! 24 And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim, and shall afflict Ashur, and shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish for ever. 25 And Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place : and Balak also went his way. CHAP. XXV. 1 Israelites orhoredom and idolatry. 6 Zimri and Cozbi slain. ND Israel abode in Shittim, and the Ble began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. 2 And they called the people unto the sacrifices of theiro: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their * 3 And Israel joined himself unto Baalo: and the anger of the LoRD was indled against Israel. 4 And the Lord said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hing them .. before the LoRD against the sun, that the fierce anger of the Lord may be turned away from Israel. 5 And Moses said, unto the judges of isod, Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baal-peor. f" And, behold, one of the children of Iodcame and brought unto his brethren a Miamitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping ofre the door of the tabernacle of the

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he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand; 8 And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly : So the plague was stayed from the children of Israes. 9 And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand. 101 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel while he was zealous for my sake among t o that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy. 12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace : 13 And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel. 14 Now the name of the Israelite that was slain, even that was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a chief house among the Simeonites. 15 And the name of the Midianitish woman that was slain was Cozbi the daughter of Zur; he was head over a people, and of a chief house in Midian. 16 || And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 17 Rex the Midianites, and smite them: 18 For they vex you with their wiles, wherewith they have beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of Midian their sister, which was slain in the day of the plague for Peor's sake. CHAP. XXVI. 1 Israel numbered. 52 The inheritance of the land divided. ND it came to pass after the plague, that the LoRD spake unto Moses, and unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, saying, 2 Take the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, from twenty 'ears old and upward, o: their athers house, all that are able to go to war in Israel. 3 And Moses and Eleazar the spake with them in the plains of by Jordan near Jericho, saying, 4 Take the sum of the fleofile, from twenty years old and upward; as the LoR D commanded Moses and the children of Israel, which went forth out of the land of Egypt. 5 of Reuben the eldest son of Israel: the children of Reuben ; Hanoch, of whom

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