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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,

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said unto him, What hath the Lok D

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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,

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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 NUMBERS.

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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146 The number and

6 Of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: of Carmi, the family of the Carmites. 7. These are the families of the ReuBenites: and they that were numbered of them were forty and three thousand and seven hundred and thirty. 8 And the sons of Phallu; Eliab. 9 And the sons of Eliab ; Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. This is that Dathan and Abiram, which were famous in the congregation, who strove against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, when they strove against the LoRD: 10 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men: and they became a sign. il Notwithstanding the children of Korah died not. 12 The sons of Simeon after their families : of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites: of Jamin the family of the Jaminites: of Jachin, the family of the Jachinites: 13 Of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites: of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites. 14 These are the families of the Simeonites, twenty and two thousand and two hundred. 15 T The children of Gad after their families: of #. the family of the Zephonites: of Haggai, the family of the Haggites : of Shuni, the family of the Shunites: 16 Of Ozni, the family of the Oznites: of Eri, the family of the Erites: 17 Of Arod, the family of the Arodites: of Areli, the family co the Arelites. 18 These are the families of the children of Gad, so to those that were numbered of them, forty thousand and five hundred. 19 The sons of Judah overe Er and Onan: and Er and Oman died in the land of Canaan. 20 And the sons of Judah after their families were ; of Shelah, the family of the Shelamites: of Pharez, the family of the Pharezites: of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites. 21 And the sons of Pharez were ; of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites, 22 These are the families of Judah according to those that were numbered of them, threescore and sixteen thousand and five hundred. 23 Of the sons of Issachar after their families: of Tola, the family of the Tolaites: of Pua, the family of the Punites: 24 Of Jashub, the family of the Jashubites: of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites.

25 These are the families of Issachar

families of Israel. according to those that were numbered of them, threescore and four thousand and three hundred. 26 Of the sons of Zebulun after their families: of Sered, the family of the Sardites: of Elon, the family of the Elonites: of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites. 27 These are the families of the Zebulunites according to those that were numbered of them, threescore thousand and five hundred. 28 The sons of Joseph after their families were Manasseh and Ephraim. 29 Of the sons of Manasseh : of Machir, the family of the Machirites: and Machir begat &iod : of Gilead come the family of the Gileadites. S0 These are the sons of Gilead: of Jeczer, the family of the Jeczerites: of Helek, the family of the Helekites: 31 And of Astiel, the family of the Asrielites: and of Shechem, the family of the Shechemites: . 32 And of Shemida, the family of the Shemidjites: and of Hepher, the family of the Heplierites. 33 And Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters : and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 34 These are the families of Manasseh, and those that were numbered of them, fifty and two thousand and seven hundred. 35 These are the sons of Ephraim after their families: of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthalhites: of Becher, the family of the Bachrites: of Tahan, the family of the Tahanites. 36 And these are the sons of Shuthelah: of Eran, the family of the Eranites. 37 These are the families of the sons of Fphraim according to those that were numbered of them, thirty and two thousand and five hundred. These are the sons of Joseph after their families. 38 The sons of Benjamin after their families: of Bela, the family of the Belaites: of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites : of Ahiram, the family of the Ahivannites: 39 Of Shupham, the family of the Shuphamites: of Hupham, the family of the Huphamites. 40 And the sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman: of..Ard, the o of the Ardites: and of Naaman, the family of the Naamites. 41 These are the sons of Benjamin after their families: and they that were numbered of them overe forty and five thousand and six hundred. 42 These are the sons of Dan after their families: of Shuham, the family of the Shuhamites. These are the families of Dan after their families.

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The land divided. CHAP,

43 All the families of the Shuhamites according to those that were numbered of them, Forre threescore and four thousand and four hundred. 44 Of the children of Asher after their families: of Jimna, the family of the Jimmites: of Jesui, the family of the Jesuites: of Berah, the family of the Beriites. 45 Of the sons of Beriah : of Heber, the family of the Heberites: of Malchiel, the family of the Malchelites. 46 And the name of the daughter of Asher stas Sarah. 47 These are the families of the sons of Asher according to those that were numbered of them ; who were fifty and three thousand and four hundred. 48 Osthesons of N E. lies: of Jahzeel, the family of the Jahzeelites: of Guni, the family of the Gunites: 49. Of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites: of Shillem, the family of the Shillemites. 50 These are the families of Naphtali according to their families: and they that were numbered of them, were forty and five thousand and four hundred. 51. These rocre the numbered of the children of Israel, six hundred thousand and a thousand seven hundred and thirty. 52 of And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 53 Unto these the land shall be divided for an inheritance, according to the number of names. 54 To many thou shalt give the more inheritance, and to few thou shalt give the less inheritance: to every one shall his inheritance be given, according to those that were numbered of him. 55 Notwithstanding, the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.

56 According to the lot shall the possession thereof be divided between many and few.

57 And these are they that were numbered of the Levites after their families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites: of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites: of Merari, the family of the Merarites. 58. These are the families of the Lesites: the family of the Libnites, the tamily of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, the family of the Korathites. And Koat begat Amram. # And the name of Amram's wife to Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, *tim her mother bare o in Egypt: and she bare unto Amram Aaron and Moses, and Miriam their sister. 60 And unto Aaron was born Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. to And Nadab and Abihu died, when * offered strange fire before the Lord.

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xxvii. The law of inheritances. 147

them were twenty and three thousand, all males from a month old and upward: for they were not numbered among the children of Israel, because there was no inheritance given them among the children of Israel. 63 || These are they that were numbered by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who numbered the children of Israel in the

plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho.

64 But among these there was not a man of them whom Moses and Aaron the priest numbered, when they numbered the children of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai. 65 For the Lorp had said of them, They shall surely die in the wilderness. And there was not left a man of them, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. CHAP. XXVII. 6 The law of inheritances. 12 Moses, being tuld of his death, sueth for a successor. 18 Joshua a/s/lointed to succeed him. THEN came the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of epher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manassch, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph: and these are the names of his daughters ; Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah. 2 And they stood before Moses, and before 1.leazar the priest, and before the princes, and all the congregation, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying, 3 Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in the company of them that gathered themselves together against the Lok D in the company of Korah; but died in his own sin, and had no sons. 4 Why should the name of our father be done away from o, his family, because he hath no son 2 Give unto us therefore a possession among the brethren of our father. 5 And Moses brought their cause before the Lord. 6 || And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 7 #he daughters of Zelophehad speak right :, thou shalt, surely give them a session of an inheritance among their É. brethren ; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them. 8 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter. 9 And if he have no daughter, then 'e shall give his inheritance unto his §ed. 10 And if he have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his for ther's brethren,

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