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Acts and reports of the spies: NUMBERS. It which the people murmur ,

21 7 So they went up, and searched the land of Egypt! or would God we had died land from the wilderness of Zin unto Re- in this wilderness ! boh, as men come to Hamath.

3 And wherefore hath the Lord brought 22 And they ascended by the south, and us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that came unto Hebron; where Ahiman, She- our wives and our children should be a shai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, prey? were it not better for us to return were. (Now Hebron was built seven years into Egypt? before Zoan in Egypt.)

4 And they said one to another, Let us 23 And they came unto the brook of make a captain, and let us return into Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch Egypt. with one cluster of grapes, and they bare 5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their it between two upon a staff; and they faces before all the assembly of the conbroughtof the pomegranates, and of the figs. gregation of the children of Israel.

24 The place was called the brook 6 | And Joshua the son of Nun, and Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of which the children of Israel cut down them that searched the land, rent their from thence.

clothes: 25 And they returned from searching of 7. And they spake unto all the company the land after forty days.

of the children of Israel, saying, The land, 26 | And they went nd came to Mo- which we passed through to search it, is ses, and to Aaron, and to all the congre- an exceeding good land. gation of the children of Israel, unto the 8 If the LORD delight in us, then he will wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and bring us into this land, and give it us; a brought back word unto them, and unto land which floweth with milk and honey. all the congregation, and shewed them the 9 Only rebel not ye against the LORD, fruit of the land.

neither fear ye the people of the land : for 27 And they told him, and said, We they are bread for us : their defence is de,came unto the land whither thou sentest parted from them, and the LORD is with us, and surely it floweth with milk and us: fear them not. honey; and this is the fruit of it.

10 But all the congregation bade stone 28 Nevertheless, the people be strong them with stones. And the glory of the LORD that dwell in the land, and the cities are appeared in the tabernacle of the congrewalled, and very great: and moreover, gation before all the children of Israel. we saw the children of Anak there.

11 | And the Lord said unto Moses, 29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of How long will this people provoke me? the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebu- and how long will it be ere they believe sites, and the Amorites, dwell in the moun- me, for all the signs which I bave shewed tains; and the Canaanites dwell by the among them? sca, and by the coast of Jordan.

12 I will smite them with the pestilence, 30 And Caleb stilled the people before and disinherit them, and will make of thee Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and a greater nation and mightier than they. possess it; for we are well able to over- 13 | And Moses said unto the LORD,

Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for thou 31 But the men that went up with him broughtest up this people in thy might said, We be not able to go up against the from among them ;). people; for they are stronger than we. 14 And they will tell it to the inhabit.

32 And they brought up an evil report ants of this land: for they have heard that of the land which they had searched unto thou LORD art among this people, that thou the children of Israel, saying, The land LORD art seen face to face, and that thy through which we have gone to search it, cloud standeth over them, and that thou is a land that eateth up the inhabitants goest before them, by day-time in a pillar thereof; and all the people that we saw in of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by it are men of a great stature.

night. 33 And there we saw the giants, the 15 Now if thou shalt kill all this people sons of Anak, which coine of the giants: and as one man, then the nations which have we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, beard the fame of thee will speak, saying, and so we were in their sight.

16 Because the LORD was not able to CHAP. XIV.

bring this people into the land which be their voice, and cried; and the peo-them in the wilderness. ple wept that night.

17 And now, I beseech thee, let the 2 And all the children of Israel mur- power of my Lord be great, according as mured against Moses and against Aaron: thou hast spoken, saying, and the whole congregation said unto 18 The Lord is long-suffering, and of them, Would God that we bad died in the Igreat mercy, forgiving iniquity and trans

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CHAP. XV. The Amalekites discomfi them. gression, and by no means clearing the wilderness they shall be consume , and guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers, there they shall die. upon the children unto the third and fourth 36 And the men which Moses sent to generation.

search the land, who returned, and made 19 Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity all the congregation to murmur against of this people according unto the greatness him, by bringing up a slander upon the land, of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven 37 Even those men that did bring up this people, from Egypt even until now, the evil report upon the land, died by the

20 And the LORD said, I have pardoned plague before the Lord. according to thy word:

38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb 21 But as truly as I live, all the earth the son of Jephunneh, which were of the shall be filled with the glory of the Lord. men that went to search the land, lived still.

22 Because all those men which bave 39 And Moses told these sayings unto seen my glory, and my miracles, which I all the children of Israel: and the people did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and mourned greatly. have tempted me now these ten times, and 40 || And they rose up early in the mornhave not hearkened to my voice; ing, and gat them up into the top of the

23 Surely they shall not see the land mountain, saying, Lo, we be here, and will which I sware unto their fathers, neither go up unto the place which the LORD hath sball any of them that provoked me see it: promised: for we have sinned.

24 But my servant Caleb, because he 41 And Moses said, Wherefore now do had another spirit with him, and hath fol- ye transgress the commandment of the lowed me fully, bim will I bring into the LORD ? but it shall not prosper. land whereinto be went; and his seed shall 42 Go not up, for the Lord is not among possess it.

you; that ye be not smitten before your 25 (Now the Amalekites, and the Ca- enemies. naanites dwelt in the valley.) To-mor- 43 For the Amalekites and the Canaanrow turn you, and get you into the wilder-ites are there before you, and ye shall fall ness by the way of the Red sea. by the sword: because ye are turned away

26 | And the LORD spake unto Moses from the Lord, therefore the LORD will and unto Aaron, saying,

not be with you. 27 How long shall I bear with this evil

44 But they presumed to go up unto the congregation, which murmur against me ? hill-top: nevertheless the ark of the coveI have heard the murmurings of the children nant of the Lord, and Moses, departed of Israel, which they murmur against me. not out of the camp.

28 Say unto them, As truly as I live, 45 Then the Amalekites came down, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine and the Canaanites which dwelt in that ears, so will I do to you:

hill, and smote them, and discomfited 29 Your carcasses shall fall in this wil-them, even unto Hormah. derness; and all that were numbered of

CHAP. XV. twenty years old and upward, which have AND the Lord spake unto Moses, murmured against me.

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and 30 Doubtless ye shall not come into the say unto them, When ye be come into the land concerning which I sware to make land of your habitations, which I give unto you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of you, Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. 3 And will make an offering by fire unto

31 But your little ones, which ye said the LORD, a burnt-offering, or a sacrifice should be a prey, them will I bring in, and in performing a vow, or in a free-wili .. they shall know the land which ye have fering, or in your solemn feasts, to make a despised.

sweet savour unto the LORD, of the herd, 32 But as for you, your carcasses, they or of the flock: shall fall in this wilderness.

4 Then shall he that offereth his offer33 And your children shall wander in ing unto the Lord bring a meat-offering of the wilderness forty years, and bear your a tenth-deal of flour mingled with the whoredors, until your carcasses be wasted fourth part of a hin of oil. in the wilderness.

5 And the fourth part of a bin of wine 34 After the number of the days in for a drink-offering shalt thou prepare with which ye, searched the land, even forty the burnt-offering or sacrifice, for one lamb. days (each day for a year) shall ye bear 6 Or for a ram, thou shalt prepare for a your iniquities, even forty years and ye meat-offering two tenth-deals of four minshall know my breach of promise.

gled with the third part of a hin of oil. 35 I the Lord have said, I will surely 7 And for a drink-offering thou shalt do it unto all this evil congregation, that offer the third part of a hin of wine, for are gathered together against me : in this a sweet savour unto the LORD.

The laws of sundry offerings. NUMBERS. The sabbath-breaker stoned.

8 And when thou preparest a bullock dren of Israel, and it shall be forgiven for a burnt-offering, or for a sacrifice in them; for it is ignorance: and they shall performing a vow, or peace-offerings unto bring their offering, a sacrifice made by fire the LORD:

unto the LORD, and their sin-offering be9 Then shall be bring with a bullock a fore the LORD, for their ignorance : meat-offering of three tenth-deals of Nour 26 And it shall be forgiven all the conmingled with half a hin of oil.

gregation of the children of Israel, and the 1o And thou shalt bring for a drink-of- stranger that sojourneth among them; seofering half a hip of wine, for an offering ing all the people were in ignorance. made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the 27 | And if any soul sin through igno. LORD:

rance, then he shall bring a she-goat of the 11 Thus shall it be done for one bullock, first year for a sin-offering. or for one ram, or for a lamb, or a kid. 28 And the priest sball make an atone

12 According to the number that ye ment for the soul that sinneth ignorantly, shall prepare, so shall ye do to every one when he sipneth by ignorance before the according to their number.

LORD, to make an atonement for him; and 13 All that are born of the country shall it shall be forgiven him. do these things after this manner, in offer- 29 Ye shall have one law for him that ing an offering made by fire, of a sweet sinneth through ignorance, both for him savour unto the LORD.

that is born among the children of Israel, 14 And if a stranger sojourn with you, and for the stranger that sojourneth among or whosoever be among you in your gene-them. rations, and will offer an offering made by 30 | But the soul that doeth aught prefire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD; as sumptuously, whether he be born in the ye do, so he shall do.

land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth 15 One ordinance shall be both for you the LORD; and that soul shall be cut of of the congregation, and also for the stran- from among his people. ger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance 31 Because he hath despised the word for ever in your generations : as ye are, so of the LORD, and bath broken his comshall the stranger be before the LORD.

mandment, that soul shall utterly be cut 16 One law and one manner shall be for off; his iniquity shall be upon him. you, and for the stranger that sojourneth 32 And while the children of Israel

were in the wilderness, they found a man 17 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, that gathered sticks upon the sabbath-day. saying,

33 And they that found him gathering '18 Speak unto the children of Israel, and sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, gay unto them, When ye come into the and unto all the congregation. land whither I bring you,

34 And they put him in ward, because it 19 Then it shall be, that when ye eat was not declared what should be done to of the bread of the land, ye shall offer up him. a heave-offering unto the LORD.

35 And the LORD said unto Moses, The 20 Ye shall offer up a cake of the first man shall be surely put to death: all the of your dough for a heave-offering : as ye congregation shall stone bim with stones do the heave-offering of the threshing - without the camp. floor, so shall ye heave it.

36 And all the congregation brought him 21 of the first of your dough ye shall without the camp, and stoned him with give unto the LORD a heave-offering in stones, and he died; as the LORD comyour generations.

manded Moses. 22 | And if ye have erred, and not ob- 37 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, served all these commandments which the saying, Lord hath spoken unto Moses,

38 Speak unto the children of Israel, 23 Even all that the LORD hath com- and bid them that they make them fringes manded you by the hand of Moses, from in the borders of their garments throughthe day that the LORD commanded Moses, out theirgenerations, and that they put upon and henceforward among your generations; the fringe of the borders a riband of blue:

24 Then it shall be, if aught be com- 39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, mitted by ignorance without the know-that ye may look upon it, and remember ledge of the congregation, that all the con- all the commandments of the LORD, and gregation shall offer one young bullock for do them; and that ye seek not after your à burnt-offering, for a sweet savour unto own heart and your

own eyes, after which the LORD, with his meat-offering, and his ye use to go a whoring : . drink-offering, according to the manner, 40 That ye may remember, and do all and one kid of the goats for a sin-offering. my commandments, and be holy unto your

25 And the priest shall make an atone-Goi. Bent for all the congregation of the chil- 41 I am the LORD your God, which

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The rebellion
CHAP. XVI.

of Korall brought you out of the land of Egypt, to fering: I have not taken one ass from be your God: I am the LORD your God. them, neither have I hurt one of them. CHAP. XVI.

16 And Moses said unto Korah, Be COW Korah, the son of Izhar, the son thou and all thy company before the LORD,

of Kohath, the son of Levi; and Da- thou, and they, and Aaron, to-morrow : than and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and 17 And take every man his censer, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, put incense in them, and bring ye before took men;

the Lord every man his censer, two hun2 And they rose up before Moses, with dred and fifty censers ; thou also and certain of the children of Israel, two hun- Aaron each of you bis censer. dred and fifty princes of the assembly, fa- 18 And they took every man his cenmous in the congregation, men of renown: ser, and put fire in them, and laid incense

3 And they gathered themselves toge, thereon, and stood in the door of the tather against Moses and against Aaron, and bernacle of the congregation with Moses said unto them, Ye take too much upon and Aaron. you, seeing all the congregation are holy, 19 And Korah gathered all the congreevery one of them, and the LORD is among gation against them unto the door of the them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves tabernacle of the congregation: and the above the congregation of the LORD? glory of the LORD appeared unto all the

And when Moses heard it, he fell congregation. upon his face:

20 And the LORD spake unto Moses 5 And he spake unto Korah and unto and unto Aaron, saying, all his company, saying, Even to-morrow 21 Separate yourselves from among this the LORD will shew who are his, and who congregation, that I may consume them is holy ; and will cause jim to come near in a moment. unto hin: even him whom he hath chosen 22 And they fell upon their faces, and will be cause to come near unto him. said, O God, the God of the spirits of all

6 This do; Take you censers, Korah, filesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be and all his company ;

wroth with all the congregation ? 7 And put fire therein, and put incense 23 [ And the LORD spake unto Moses, in them before the LORD to-morrow; and saying, it shall be that the man whom the LORD 24 Speak unto the congregation, saying, doth choose, he shall be holy: ye take too Get you up from about the tabernacle of much upon you, ye sons of Levi. Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.

8 And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, I 25 And Moses rose up, and went unto pray you, ye sons of Levi:

Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Is9 Seemeih it but a small thing unto you, rael followed him. that the God of Israel hath separated you 26 And be spake unto the congregation, from the congregation of Israel, to bring saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents you near to bimself to do the service of of these wicked men, and touch nothing of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins. before the congregation to minister unto 27 So they gat up from the tabernacle them?

of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every 10 And he hath brought thee near to side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, kim, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi and stood in the door of their tents, and with thee: and seek ye the priesthood also? their wives, and their sons, and their little

11 For which cause both thou and all children. thy company are gathered together against 28 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall the LORD: and what is Aaron, that ye know that the LORD hath sent me to do all murmur -gainst him?

these works ; for I have not done them of 12 T And Moses sent to call Dathan mine own mind. and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which 29 If these men die the common death said, We will not come up:

of all men, or if they be visited after the 13 Is it a small thing that thou hast visitation of all men; then the Lord hath brought us up out of a land that floweth not sent me. with milk and honey, to kill us in the wil- 30 But if the Lord make a new thing, derness, except thou make thyself altoge- and the earth open her mouth, and swallow ther a prince over us?

them up, with all that appertain unto them, 14 Moreover, thou hast not brought us and they go down quick into the pit ; then into a land that floweth with milk and ye shall understand that these men have honey,or given us inheritance of fields and provoked the LORD. vineyards: wilt thou put out the eyes of 31 s And it came to pass, as he had these men? we will not come up. made an end of speaking all these words,

15 And Moses was very wroth, and said that the ground clave asunder that was unto the LORD, Respect not thou their of-! under them :

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7luc punishment of Korah. NUMBERS.

Aaron's rod budding. 32 And the earth opened her mouth, the living; and the plague was stayed. and swallowed them up, and their houses, 49 Now they that died in the plague and all the men that appertained unto Ko- were fourteen thousand and seven bunrah, and all their goods.

dred, besides them that died about the 33 They, and all that appertained to matter of Korah. them went down alive into the pit, and the 50 And Aaron returned unto Moses unto earth closed upon them: and they perish- the door of the tabernacle of the congreed from among the congregation. gation : and the plague was stayed. 34 And all Israel that were round about

CHAP. XVII.

ND the LORD spake unto Moses, sag. said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.

35 And there came out a fire from the 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and LORD, and consumed the two hundred and take of every one of them a rod accordfifty men that offered incense.

ing to the house of their fathers, of all 36 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, their princes according to the house of saying,

their fathers, twelve rods : write thou 37 Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron every man's name upon his rod. the priest, that he take up the censers out 3 And thou shalt" write Aaron's name of the burning, and scatter thou the fire upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be yonder; for they are hallowed.

for the head of the house of their fa. 38 The censers of these sinners against thers. their own souls, let them make them broad 4 And thou shalt lay them up in the plates for a covering of the altar: for tabernacle of the congregation before the they offered them before the LORD, there- testimony, where I will meet with you. fore they are hallowed: and they shall be 5 And it shall come to pass, that the a sign unto the children of Israel. man's rod whom I shall choose shall

39 And Eleazar the priest took the bra- blossom : and I will make to cease from zen ceosers, where with they that were me the murmurings of the children of Is-. burnt bad offered; and they were made rael, whereby they murmur against you. broad plates for a covering of the altar: 6 And Moses spake unto the children

40 To be a memorial unto the children of Israel, and every one of their princes of Israel, that no stranger, which is not of gave him a rod apiece, for each prince the seed of Aaron, come near to offer in-one, according to their fathers' houses, cense before the LORD; that he be not as even :welve rods : and the rod of Aaron Korah, and as his company: as the LORD was among their rods. said to him by the hand of Moses.

7 And Moses laid up the rods before the 41 | But on the morrow all the congre- Lord in the tabernacle of witness. gation of the children of Israel murmured. 8 And it came to pass that on the moragainst Moses and against Aaron, saying, row Moses went into the tabernacle of Ye have killed the people of the Lord. witness; and behold, the rod of Aaron

42 And it came to pass when the con- for the house of Levi was budded, and gregation was gathered against Moses and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, against Aaron, that they looked toward and yielded almonds. the tabernacle of the congregation; and 9 And Moses brought out all the rods behold, the cloud covered it, and the from before the Lord unto all the children glory of the LORD appeared.

of Israel: and they looked, and took 43 And Moses and Aaron came before every man his rod. the tabernacle of the congregation. 10 | And the Lord said unto Moses,

44 T And the LORD spake unto Moses, Bring Aaron's rod again before the testisaying,

mony, to be kept for a token against the 45 Get you up from among this congre- rebels; and thou shalt quite take away

their gation, that I may consume them as in a murmurings from me, that they die not. moment. And they fell upon their faces. 11 And Moses did so: as the LORD

46 9 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take commanded him, so did he. a censer, and put fire therein from off the 12 And the children of Israel spake altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we unto the congregation, and make an atone- perish, we all perish. ment for them: for there is wrath gone 13 Whosoever cometh any thing near out from the LORD; the plague is begun. unto the tabernacle of the Lord shall die:

47 And Aaron took as Moses command- shall we be consumed with dying? ed, and ran into the midst of the congre

CHAP. XVIII. gation; and behold, the plague was begun

, Aandung, sons, and thy father's house among the people: and he put on incense, and made an atonement for the people. with thee, shall bear the iniquity of the 48 And be stood between the dead and sanctuary. and thou and thy sons with thee

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