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Law concerning Murder; concerning the Marriage of Heiresses and he was not his enemy, neither chir, the son of Manasseh, of the sought his harm; 24 then the con- families of the sons of Joseph, came gregation shall judge between the near, and spake before Moses, and smiter and the avenger of blood before the princes, the heads of the according to these ordinances; fathers' houses of the children of Is5 and the congregation shall de rael : 2 and they said, Jehovah comliver the manslayer out of the hand manded my lord to give the land for of the avenger of blood, and the inheritance by lot to the children of congregation shall restore him to Israel: and my lord was commanded his city of refuge, whither he was by Jehovah to give the inheritance Bled: and he shall dwell therein of Zelophehad our brother unto his until the death of the high priest, daughters. And if they be marwho was anointed with the holy ried to any of the sons of the other vil. 26 But if the manslayer shall tribes of the children of Israel, then at any time go beyond the border of will their inheritance be taken away his city of refuge, whither he fleeth, from the inheritance of our fathers, 9 and the avenger of blood find him and will be added to the inheritance without the border of his city of of the tribe whereunto they shall berefuge, and the avenger of blood slay long : so will it be taken away from the manslayer; 1 he shall not be the lot of our inheritance. 4 And guilty of blood, 28 because he should when the jubilee of the children of have remained in his city of refuge Israel shall be, then will their inheriantil the death of the high priest : tance be added unto the inheritance but after the death of the high priest of the tribe whereunto they shall the manslayer shall return into the belong : so will their inheritance be land of his possession.

taken away from the inheritance of 29 And these things shall be for a the tribe of our fathers. statute and ordinance unto you

5 And Moses commanded the chilthroughout your generations in all dren of Israel according to the word your dwellings. 30 Whoso killeth of Jehovah, saying, The tribe of any person, the murderer shall be the sons of Joseph speaketh right. slain at the mouth of witnesses: but 6 This is the thing which Jehovah one witness shall not testify against doth command concerning the daughany person that he die. 31 More- ters of Zelophehad, saying, Let them over ye shall take no ransom for the be married to whom they think best; life of a murderer, that is guilty of only into the family of the tribe of death; but he shall surely be put to their father shall they be married. death. 32 And ye shall take no ran- 7 So shall no inheritance of the chilsom for him that is fled to his city of dren of Israel remove from tribe to refuge, that he may come again to tribe; for the children of Israel shall dwell in the land, until the death of cleave every one to the inheritance the priest. 33 So ye shall not pollute of the tribe of his fathers. 8 And the land wherein ye are : for blood, every daughter, that possesseth an it polluteth the land ; and no expia- inheritance in any tribe of the chiltion can be made for the land for the dren of Israel, shall be wife unto one blood that is shed therein, but by the of the family, of the tribe of her blood of him that shed it. 34 And father, that the children of Israel thou shalt not defile the land which may possess every man the inheriye inhabit, in the midst of which tance of his fathers. 9 So shall dwell: for I, Jehovah, dwell in the no inheritance remove from one midst of the children of Israel. tribe to another tribe; for the 36 And the heads of the fathers' tribes of the children of Israel shall

houses of the family of the cleave every one to his own inheri children of Gilead, the son of Ma- tance. 10r, there shall be no blood-guiltiness for him

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Law concerning the Marriage of Heiresses lophehad: 11 for Mahlah, Tirzah, heritance remained in the tribe of and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah, the family of their father. the daughters of Zelophehad, were 13 These are the commandments married unto their father's brothers' and the ordinances which Jehovah sons. 12 They were married into commanded by Moses unto the chil. the families of the sons of Mạnas- dren of Israel in the plains of Moab seh the son of Joseph; and their in- / by the Jordan at Jericho,

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Noses recounts the Departure from Horeb. The Appointment of Assistants
1 These are the words which Mo 9 And I spake unto you at that

ses spake unto all Israel beyond time, saying, I am not able to bear
the Jordan in the wilderness, in the you myself alone: 10 Jehovah your
Arabah over against Suph, between God hath multiplied you, and, be-
Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and hold, ye are this day as the stars of
Hazeroth, and Di-zahab. 2 It is heaven for multitude.' 11 Jehovah,
eleven days' journey from Horeb by the God of your fathers, make you
the way of mount Seir unto Kadesh- a thousand times as many as ye are,
bamea. 3 And it came to pass in and bless you, as he hath promised
the fortieth year, in the eleventh you ! 12 How can I myself alone
month, on the first day of the month, bear your cumbrance, and your bur-
that Moses spake unto the children den, and your strife? 13 Take you
of Israel

, according unto all that Je- wise men, and understanding, and hovah had given him in command- known, according to your tribes, and ment unto them ; 4 after he had I will make them heads over you. smitten Sihon the king of the Amo- 14 And ye answered me, and said, rites

, who dwelt in Heshbon, and Og The thing which thou hast spoken is the king of Bashan, who dwelt in good for us to do. 15 So I took the Ashtaroth, at Edrei. 5 Beyond the heads of your tribes, wise men, and Jordan,

in the land of Moab, began known, and made them heads over loses to declare this law, saying, you, captains of thousands, and cap6 Jehovah our God spake unto us in tains of hundreds, and captains of Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long fifties, and captains of tens, and offienough in this mountain: 7 turn cers, according to your tribes. 16 sou, and take your journey, and go And I charged your judges at that to the hill-country of the Amorites, time, saying, Hear the causes beand unto all the places nigh there tween your brethren, and judge unto, in the Arabah, in the hill- righteously between a man and his country, and in the lowland, and in brother, and the sojourner that is the South, and by the sea-shore, the with him. 17 Ye shall not respect land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, persons in judgment; ye shall hear as far as the great river, the river the small and the great alike; ye Euphrates. 8 Behold, I have set the shall not be afraid of the face of land before you : go in and possess man; for the judgment is God's: the land which Jehovah sware unto and the cause that is too hard for pour fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, you ye shall bring unto me, and I will and to Jacob, to give unto them and hear it. 18 And I commanded you to their seed after them.

at that time all the things which ye 1 That is, the deep valley running north and

should do,

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south of the Dead Sea.

The Sending of Spies. The People's Unbelief. Their Defeat at Hormah and went through all that great and 32 Yet l in this thing ye did not terrible wilderness which ye saw, by believe Jehovah your God, 33 who the way to the hill-country of the went before you in the way, to seek Amorites, as Jehovah our God com- you out a place to pitch your tents ih u manded us ;

and we came to Kadesh- in, in fire by night, to show you by 400 barnea. 20' And I said unto you, Ye what way ye should go, and in the ai are come unto the hill-country of cloud by day. the Amorites, which Jehovah our 34 And Jehovah heard the voice han God giveth unto us. 21 Behold, Je of your words, and was wroth, and hovah thy God hath set the land be- sware, saying, '35 Surely there shall mount fore thee; go up, take possession, not one of these men of this evil 9 as Jehovah, the God of thy fathers, generation see the good land, which hath spoken unto thee; fear not, I sware to give unto your fathers, then neither be dismayed. 22 And ye 36 save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; Tau came near unto me every one of you, he shall see it; and to him will Í in and said, Let us send men before us, give the land that he hath trodden tu that they may search the land for upon, and to his children, because this us, and bring us word again of the he hath wholly followed Jehovah. way by which we must go up, and 37 Also Jehovah was angry with me do the cities unto which we shall come. for your sakes, saying, Thou also the 23 And the thing pleased me well; shalt not go in thither: 38 Joshua and I took twelve men of you, one the son of Nun, who standeth before the man for every tribe: 24 and they thee, he shall go in thither : en oo turned and went up into the hill- courage thou him ;, for he shall siri country, and came unto the valley cause Israel to inherit it. 39 More : of Eshcol, and spied it out. 25 And over your little ones, that ye said they took of the fruit of the land in should be a prey, and your children, their hands, and brought it down that this day have no knowledge of the unto us, and brought us word again, good or evil, they shall go in thither, and said, It is a good land which and unto them will I give it, and to Jehovah our God giveth unto us. they shall possess it.

40 But as for Her 26 Yet ye would not go up, but you, turn you, and take your journey rebelled against the commandment into the wilderness by the way to find of Jehovah your God: 27 and ye the Red Sea. murmured in your tents, and said, 41 Then ye answered and said Because Jehovah hated us, he hath unto me, We have sinned against brought us forth out of the land of Jehovah, we will go up and fight, Egypt, to deliver us into the hand according to all that Jehovah our of the Amorites, to destroy us. 28 God commanded us. And ye girded Whither are we going up? our on every man his weapons of war, brethren have made our heart to and 2 were forward to go up into the melt, saying, The people are greater hill-country. 42 And Jehovah said and taller than we; the cities are unto me, Say unto them, Go not up, great and fortified up to heaven; neither fight; for I am not among and moreover we have seen the sons you ; lest ye be smitten before your of the Anakim there. 29 Then I enemies. 43 So I spake unto you, said unto you, Dread not, neither be and ye hearkened not; but ye reafraid of them. 30 Jehovah your belled against the commandment of God who goeth before you, he will Jehovah, and were presumptuous, fight for you, according to all that and went up into the hill-country. he did for you in Egypt before your 44 And the Amorites, that dwelt in eyes, 31 and in the wilderness, where that hill-country, came out against thou hast seen how that Jehovah you, and chased you, as bees do, and thy God bare thee, as a man doth beat you down in Seir, even unto bear his son, in all the way that ye

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into the wonderness by barnea, until we were come over the shall the way to the Red Sea, as Jehovah brook Zered, were thirty and eight

evil spake unto me; and we compassed years; until all the generation of the which mount Seir many days. ? And Je- men of war were consumed from the thers

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have compassed this mountain long unto them. 15 Moreover the hand vill i enough: turn you northward. 4 And of Jehovah was against them, to deodden command thou the people, saying, stroy them from the midst of the

Ye are to pass through the border camp, until they were consumed. ovah. of your brethren the children of 16 So it came to pass, when all

Esau, that dwell in Seir ; and they the men of war were consumed and will be afraid of you. Take ye good dead from among the people, 17 that heed unto yourselves therefore ; Jehovah spake unto me, saying, 5 contend not with them; for I will 18 Thou art this day to pass over not give you of their land, no, not so Ar, the border of Moab: 19 and much as for the sole of the foot to when thou comest nigh over against

; because I have given the children of Ammon, vex them said mount Seir unto Esau for a posses- not, nor contend with them; for I sion. 6 Ye shall purchase food of will not give thee of the land of the

ye may eat; children of Ammon for a possession; and ye shall also buy water of them because I have given it unto the for money, that ye may drink. 7 For children of Lot for a possession. Jehovah thy God hath blessed thee 20 (That also is accounted a land of in all the work of thy hand; he hath Rephaim: Rephaim dwelt therein known thy walking through this aforetime ; but the Ammonites call great wilderness : these forty years them Zamzummim, 21 a people Jehovah thy God hath been with great, and many, and tall, as the thee; thou hast lacked nothing. Anakim; but Jehovah destroyed 8 So we passed by from our breth- them before them; and they sucren the children of Esau, that dwell ceeded them, and dwelt in their in Seir, from the way of the Arabah stead ; 22 as he did for the children from Elath and from Ezion-geber. of Esau, that dwell in Seir, when he And we turned and passed by the destroyed the Horites from before way of the wilderness of Moab. them; and they succeeded them, 9 And Jehovah said unto me, Vex and dwelt in their stead even unto not Moab, neither contend with this day. 23 And the Avvim, that them in battle ; for I will not give dwelt in villages as far as Gaza, the thee of his land for a possession ; Caphtorim, that came forth out of because I have given Ar unto the Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt children of Lot for a possession. in their stead.) 24 Rise ye up, take

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