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The Legites portion. The water of fetaratĪVU. 21 And behold, I have given the chil-her blood directly before the tabernacle dren of Levi all the tenth in Ifrael, for an of the congregation feven times. inheritance, for their fervice which they And one fhall burn the heifer in his ferve, even the fervice of the tabernacle of fight; her skin, and her flesh, and her the congregation. blood, with her dung, thall he burn.

22 Neither muft the children of Ifrael 6 And the priest fhall take cedar-wood, henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of and hyffope, and fearlet, and call it into the congregation, let they bear fin & die. the midft of the burning of the heifer. 23 But the Levites fall do the fervice of 7 Then the prieft fhall wafh his cloaths, the tabernacle of the congregation, and and he fhall bathe his fiefh in water, and they fhall bear their iniquity: it shall be a afterward he fhall come into the camp,and ftatute for ever throughout your genera- the priest fhall be unclean untill the even. tions, that among the children of Ifrael 8 And he that burneth her, fhall wath his they have no inheritance, cloaths in water, and bathe his file in wa24 But the tithes of the children of If-ter, and fhall be unclean untill the even. rael, which they offer as an heav-offer- 9 And a man that is clean fhall gather ing unto the LORD, I have given to the up the afhes of the heifer, and lay them up Levites to inherit: therefore I have faid without the camp in a clean place, and it unto them, Among the children of Ifrael fhall be kept for the congregation of the they fhall have no inheritance. Children of Ifrael for a water of fepara

25 ¶ And the LORD frake unto Mofes, tion: it is a purification for fin. faying 10 And he that gathereth the afhes of 26 Thus fpeak unto the Levites, and fay the heifer, fhall wath his cloaths, and be unto them, When ye take of the children unclean untill the even: and it shall be unof Ifrael the tithes which I have given you to the children of Ifrael, and unto the from them for your inheritance; then ye ftranger that fojourneth among them for hall offer up an heav-offering of it for a ftatute for ever.

the LORD, even a tenth part of the title. 11 He that toucheth the dead body of 27 And this your heav-offering, fhall any man, fhall be unclean feven days. be reckoned unto you, as though it were 12 Hefhall purify himself with it on the the corn of the threshing-floor, and as the third day, and on the feventh day he fall fullness of the wine-prefs. be clean: but if he purify not himfelf the

28 Thus you alfo fhall offer an heav- third day, then the feventh day he fhall offering unto the LORD, of all your tithes not be clean. which ye receive of the children of Ifrael: 13 Whofoever toucheth the dead body and ye fhall give thereof the LORDS heav- of any man that is dead, and purifieth no offering to Aaron the priest." himself, defileth the tabernacle of the 29 Out of all your gifts ye fhall offer LORD; and that foul fhall be cut of from every heav-offering of the LORD, of all Ifrael: becaufe the water of feparation the best thereof, even the hallowed part was not fprinkled upon him, he fhall be thereof, out of it. unclean his uncleanness is yet upon

30 Therefore thon fhalt lay unto them, hin. When ye have heaved beft thereof from 14 This is the law, when a man dieth in it, then it shall be counted unto the Le- a tent; all that come into the tent, and all vites, as the increafe of threfhing-floor, that is in the tent, fhall be unclean feven and as the increase of the wine-prefs.


31 Andye fhall eat it in every place, ye 15 And every open veffe! which hath and your houfholds: for it is your reward no covering bound upon it, is unclean. for your fervice, in the tabernacle of the congregation.

32 And ye fhall bear no fin, by reafon of it, when ye have heaved from it the beft of it: neither fhall ye pollute the holy things of the children of Ifrael, left ye die.


1 The water of feparation: 11 The use ofit
in purification of the unclean.
Nd the LORD fpake unto Mofes, and
Aunto Aaron, faying,

This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD hath commanded, faying, Speak unto the children of Ifrael,that they bring ahee a red heifer without pot, wherein no blemish, and upon which never came yoke.

And ye fhall give her unto Eleazar the prieft, that he may bring her forth without the camp, and one halflay her before his face.

4 And Eleazar the priest shall take of er blood with his finger, and sprinkle of

16 And whofoever toucheth one that is flain with a fword in the open fields, o dead body, or a bone of a man, ora grave, fhall be unclean feven days,


17 And for an unclean perfon they shall take of the afhes of the burnt heifer of purification for fin, and running water shall be put thereto in a veffel:

18 And a clean perfon fhall take hyffop, and dip it in the water, and (prinkle if up; on the tent, and upon all the velfels, and upon the perfons that were there, and upon him that touched a bone, or one Gain, or one dead, or a grave:

19 And the clean person fhall Sprinkle upon the unclean on the third day, and on the feventh day: and on the feventh day he fhall purify himfelf, and wafh his cloaths, and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at even.

20 But the man that fhall be unclean, and fhall not purify himself, that foul fhall be cut off from among the congregation: be


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Laws of purification. The people murmure. caule he hath defiled the fanctuary of the Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long LORD, the water of feparation hath not time, and the Egyptians vexed us, and 21. been sprinkled upon him, he is unclean. our fathers.


21 And it shall be a perpetual ftatute 16 And when we cried unto the LORD, unto them, that he that fprinkleth the wa- he heard our voyce, and fent an angel and ter of feparation, fhall wath his cloathes, hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and and he that toucheth the water of fepara- behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the tion, fhall be unclean untill even, uttermoft of thy border.

22 And what foever the unclean perfon toucheth, fhall be unclean: and the fouly touchethit, fhall be unclean untill even. CHA P. XX. Mofes bringeth water out of a rock. Hen came the children of Ifrael, even

Tthe whole congregation, into the de

1 Let us país, I pray thee, through thy countrey: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells we will go by the kings bigh-way,we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, un

till we have paffed thy borders.

18 And Edom faid unto him, Thou shalt not pafs by me, left I come out againft thee with the fword.

the fert of Zin, in the firit moneth: and the people abode in Kadefh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there. 2 And there was no water for the con-19 And the children of Ifrael faid unto Bregation: and they gathered themfelves him, We will go by the high-way, and if together against Mofes,& againit Aaron, I and my cattel drink of thy water, then And the people chode with Mofes, I will pay for it: I will onely (without do and fipake, faying, Would God that we ing any thingele) go through on my feet had died when our brethren died before 20 And he faid, Thou shalt not go the LORD. through.And Edom came out against him with much people, and witha ftrong hand.

4 And why have ye brought up the congregation of the LORD into this wilder nefs, we and our cattel fhould die there?

5 And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto te this evil place? it is no place of feed, or hey of figs, or of vines, or ofpome-granates, neither is there any water to drink.

6 And Mofes and Aaron went from the prefence of the affembly, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and ththey fell upon their faces: and the glory of of the LORD appeared unto them.

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21 Thus Edom refused to give Ifrael paffage through his border: wherefore Ifrael turned away from him.

22 And the children of Ifrael, even the whole congregation, journeyed from Kadeh, and came unto mount Hor,

23 And the LORD fpake unto Mofes and Aaron in mount Hor, by the coaft of the land of Edom, faying; 24 Aaron fhall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Ifrael, because ye rebelled again't my word at the water of Meribah.

7And the LORD fpake unto Mofes, faying, 8 Take the rod, and gather thou the af-25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his fons, fembly together, thou and Aaron thy bro- and bring them up unto mount Hor. ther, and Ipeak ye unto the rock before their eyes, and it fhall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: fo thou fhalt give the congregation, and their beafts drink. 9 And Mofes took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him.

To And Mofes and Aaron gathered the congregation together beforethe rock, & he faid unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out ofthis rock? TT And Mofes lift up his hand, and with his rod he fmote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beats also.

12 And the LORD fpake unto Mofes and Aaron, Becaufe ye believed me not, to fanctifie me in the eyes of the children of Ifrael, therefore ye fhall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

This is the water of Meribah, becaufe the children of Ifrael ftrove with the LORD: and he was fanctified in them.

14 And Mofes fent meffengers from Kadefh, unto the king of Edom, Thus faith thy brother Ifrael, Thou knoweft all We travel that hath befallen us:

15 How our fathers went down into

26 Andftrip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his fon ; and Aaron fhall be gathered unto bis people, and fhall die there.

27 And Mofes did as the LORD commanded and they went up into mount Hor, in the fight of all the congregation.

28 And Mofes ftripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his fon: And Aaron died there in the top of the mount: and Mofes and Eleazar came down from the mount.

29 And when all congregationfaw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty dayes, even all the houfe of Ifrael. CHA P. XXI,

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The Canaanites deftrayed. 4 The people murmuring are plagued with fier ferpents: but repenting are bealed by a bra en ferpent..

Awhich dwelt in the fouth, heard te Nd when king Arad the Canaanite, that Ifrael came by the way of the fpies: then he fought against Ifrael, and took fome of them prifoners.

2 And Ifrael vowed a vow unto the LORD, and faid, Ifthou wiltindeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly deftroy their cities

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Fiery ferpents.


Sibon and Og flain 3 And the LORD hearkened to theofy well: but we will go along by kings voyce of Ifrael, and delivered up the Ca-bigb-way, untill we be pait thy borders. naanites, and they utterly destroyed them 23 And Sihon would not fuffer Ifrael to and their cities: and he called the nanie pafs through his border but Silon gatherof the place Hormah. ed all his people together, and went out 4 And they journeyed from mount Hor, againft Ifrael into the wilderness: andhe by the way of the Red-fea, to compafs the came to Jahaz, and fought against Ifrael. land of Edom: and the foul of the people 24 And Ifrael fmote him with the edge was much difcouragea becaufe of y way of the word, and poffeffed his land from 5 And the people (pake against God,and Arnon unto Jabbok, even unto the chilagainit Mofes, Wherefore have ye brought dren of Ammon: for the border of the us up out of Egypt, to dye in wilderness? children of Ammon was strong. for there is no bread, neither is there any 25And Ifrael took all thefe cities: andIf water, & our foul loathes this light bread. rael dwelt in all the cities of Amorites, 6 And the LORD fent fiery ferpents in Hellbon, & in al the villages thereof. among the people, and they bit the peo- 26 For Hefhbon was the city of Sihon the ple, and much people of Ifrael died. king of the Amorites, who had fought a7 Therefore the people came to Mofes, gaint formerking of Moab, & taken all and faid, We have finned, for we have his land out of his hand, even unto Arnon. fpoken against the LORD,& against thee; 27 Wherefore they that speak in proPray unto the LORD that he take away the verbs, fay, Come unto Hefhbon, let the Serpents from us: and Mofes prayed for citie of Sihon be built and prepared. the people. 28 For there is a fire gone out of Hefh8 Andy LORD faid unto Mofes, Make bon, a flame from the city of Sihon: it thee a fiery ferpent, and fet it upon a pole: hath confumed Ar of Moab, and the lords and it fhall come to pafs, that everie one of the high places of Arnon.

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that is bitten when he looketh upon it, 29 Woto thee, Moab,thou art undone, hall live. Opeople of Chemofh: he hath given his 9 And Mofes niadea ferpent of brafs, fous that elcaped, and his daughters,into and put it upon a pole: & it came to pafs, captivity untoSihonking of theAmorites if a ferpent had bitten any man, when 30 We have fhot at them; Hefhbon is he beheld the ferpent of brafs, he lived. perifhed even unto Dibon, and we have To And thechildren of Ifrael fet for- laid them wafte even unto Nophah, which ward, and pitched in Oboth. reacbeth unto Medeba.

And they journeyed from Oboth, and pitched at lie-abarim, in the wildernefs which is before Moab, toward the fun-rifing.

3 Thus Ifrael dwelt in the land of the Amorites.

32 And Mofes fent to fpie out Jaazer and they took the villages thereof, and 12 From thence they removed, and drove out the Amorites that were there. pitched in the valley of Zared. 33 And they turned and went up by 13 From thence they removed,& pitched the way of Bahan: and Og the king of On the other fide of Arnon, which is in the Bafhan went out against them, he, and all wilderness that cometh out of the coafts his peoples to the battel at Edrei. of the Amorites: for Arnon is the border,34 And LORD faid unto Mofes, Fear of Moab, between Moab & the Amorites, hin not: for I have delivered him into thy 14 Wherefore it is faid in the book of hand, and all his people, and his land and the wars of the LORD, What he did in the thou fhalt do to him as thou didit unto Red-fea, and in the brooks of Arnon, Sihonking of the Amorites, which dwelt 15 And at the ftream of the brooks that at Hefhbon. goeth down to the dwelling of Ar, and Leth upon the border of Moab.

16 Andfromthence they went to Beer: that is the well whereof the LORD fpake unto Mofes, Gather the people together, and I will givethem water.

17 Then Ifrael fang this fong, Spring up, Owell, fing ye untoit:

35. So they (mote him and his fons, and all his people, untill there was one left him alive; and they poffefed his land.

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CHAP. XXII... Balaks firft message for Balaam is refused. 15 His fecond message obtainetb bim 36 Balak entertainetbbim.

Nd the children of Ifrael fet forward,

Aand pitched in the plains of Moab, on

18 The princes digged the well, the nobles of the people diggedir, by the dire-this fide Jordan by Jericho. Hion of lawgiver, Wtheir ftaves. And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah: 19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel: and from Nahaliel to Bamoth:

2 And Balak the fon of Zippor faw all that Ifrael had done to the Amorites. 3 And Moab was fore afraid of the peo ple, because they were many: & Moab was 20 And from Bamoth in the valley that diftreffed becaufe of children of Ifrael. in the countrey of Moab, to the top of 4 And Moab faid unto the elders ofMiFifgah, which looketh toward Jefhinion, dian, Now fhall this company lick up all 21 ¶ And Ifrael fent meflengers unto that are round about us, as the ox licketh Sihon king of the Amorites, faying, up the grafs of the field. And Balak the 22 Let me pafs through thy land, wefon of Zippor was king of the Moabites at will not turn into the fields: or into thethat time.

vineyards, we will not drink of the waters 5 He fent meffengers therefore unto


Chap. xxii.

Balaks melage. Balaams aß. Balaam the fon of Beor, to Pethor, which him: Now he was riding upon his afs, by the river of the land of the children and his two fervants were with him. of his people, to call him, faying, Behold, 23 And the afs faw the angel of the there is a people come out from Egypt: LORD ftanding in the way, and his word behold, they cover the face ofthe earth, drawn in his hand: and afs turned afide and they abide over against me. out of way, & went into field:&Balaam fmote the afs to turn her into the way. 24 But the angel of the LORD flood in path of the vineyards, a wall being o this fide, and a wallon that fide.

6 Come now therefore, I pray thee,curfe me this people, for they are to mighty for me: peradventure I fhall prevail, that a we may fmite them, and that I may drive them out of the land: for I wot that he whom thou bleffeft, ubleffed, and he whom thou curfeft, is curfed.

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 fpake unto him the words of Balak.

25 And when the afs faw the angel of the LORD, the thruft her felf unto the wall, and crufht Balaams foot against the wall: and he fmote her again.

26 And the angel of the LORD went further, and ftood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left.

8 And hefaid unto them, Lodge here 27 And when the afs faw the angel of this night, and I will bring you word the LORD, fhe fell down under Balaamn: again as the LORD fhall (peak unto me: and Balaams anger was kindled, and he And princes of Moab abode withBalaam fmote the afs with a ftaff. 9And God came unto Balaam, and faid, What men arethefe with thee?

To And Balaam faid unto God; Balak the fon of Zippor, king of Moab, hath fent unto me, saying,

11 Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth: Come now, curfe nie them; peradventure I fhall be able to overcome them, and drive them out.

12 And God faid unto Balaam, Thou fhalt not go with them, thou shalt not curfe the people: for they are bleffed.

13 And Balaam rofe up in the morning, and faid unto the princes of Balak, Get you into your land: for the LORD refufeth to give me leave to go with you.

14 And the princes of Moab role up, and they went unto Balak, and faid, Balaam refufeth to come with us.

15 And Balak fent yet again princes more, and more honourable then they.

16 And they came to Balaam, and faid to him, Thus faith Balak the fon of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from coming unto me.

28 And the LORD opened the mouth of the afs, and the faid unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou halt fmitten me these three times?

29 And Balaam faid unto the afs, Becaufe thou haft mocked me: I would there were a fword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee.

30 And the afs faid unto Balaam, Am not I thineafs, upon which thou haft ridden ever fincel was thine, unto this day? was I ever wont to do fo unto thee? And he faid, Nay.

31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he faw the angel of the LORD ftanding in the way, and his fword drawn in his hand and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.

32. And the angel of the LORD faid unto him, Wherefore haft thou fimitten thine afs these three times? Behold, I went out to withstand thee, becaule thy way is perverfe before me.

33 And the afs faw me, and turned from me these three times: unless the had turned from me, furely now alfo I 17 For I will promote thee unto very had flain thee, and faved her alive. great honour, and I will do whatsoever 34 And Balaam faid unto the angel of chou fayeft unto me: Come therefore, I the LORD, I have finned: for I knew not pray thee, curfe me this people. that thou ftoodeft in the way against me: 18 And Balaam anfwered and faid un- Now therefore if it difpleafe thee, I will to the fervants of Balak, IfBalak would get me back again.

give me his houfe full of filver and gold, 35 And the angel of the LORD faid. I cannot go beyond the word ofthe LORD unto Balam, Go with the men: but onely my God, to do lefs or more. the word that I fhall fpeak unto thee,that 19 Nowtherefore, I pray you, tarry yethou fhalt fpeak. So Balaam went with the alfo here this night, that I may know whatprinces of Balak. the LORD will fay unto me more.

361 And when Balak heard that Balaam 20 And God came unto Balaam at night, was come, he went out to meet him, unte and faid unto him,If the men come to calla city of Moab, which is in the border of thee, rife up, and go with them; but yet Arnon, which is in the utmost coaft. the word which I fhall fay unto thee, that 37 And Balak faid unto Balaam, DidI fhalt thou do. not earnestly fend unto thee to call thee? 21 And Balaam rofe up in the morning, Wherefore cameft thou not unto me? AmI and fadled his afs, and went with thenotable indeed to promote hee to honor? princes of Moab. 38 And Balaam faid unto Balak, Lo, I am 22 And Godsanger was kindled, be-come unto thee: have I now any power at caufe he went: and the angel of the LORDall to fay anything? the word that God Rood in the way for an adverfary against putteth in my mouth, that fhall I fpeak.


39 And

Balaam cometh to Balak.

Numbers. His parable. 39 And Balaam went with Balak, and 17 And when he came to him, Behold, they came unto Kirjath-huzoth. he (tood by his burnt-offering, & y prin40 And Balak offered oxen and fheep, ces of Moab with him. And Balak faid and fent to Balaam, and to the princes unto him, What hath the LORD fpoken?" that were with him. 18 And he took up his parable, and

41 And it came to pafs on the morrow, faid, Rife up Balak; and hear; hearken that Balak took Balaam, and brought him unto me thou fon of Zippor: up into the high places of Baal, ythence 19 God is not a man, that he fhould lie, he might fee utmost part of the people. neither the fon of man, that he fhould CHAP. XXIII. repeat: hath he faid, and fhall he not do it? 1, 1328 Balacks Sacrifice. 7 18 Balaams or hath he spoken, and shall he not make parable. it good? Nd Balaam faid unto Balak, Build me 20 Behold, I have received commandAhere fevenaltars, and prepare me here ment to blefs; and he hath bleffed, and I

feven oxen, and fe enrams.

2 And Balak did as Balaam had fpoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altara bullock and a ram.

cannot reverse it.

21 He hath not beheld iniquitie in Jacob, neither hath he feen perverfenefs in Ifrael: the LORD his God is with him, 3 And Balaam faid unto Balak, Stand and the fhout of a king is among them. by thy burnt-offering, & I will go:perad- 22 God brought them out of Egypt, he venture the LORD will come to meet me hath as it were the ftrength of an unicorn. and whatfoever he fheweth me, I will tell 23 Surely there is no enchantment athee. And he went to an high place. gainst Jacob, neither is there any divina4 And God met Balaam and he faid tion againft Ifrael: according to this time unto him, I have prepared feven altars, it fhall be faid of Jacob, and of Ifrael, and I have offered upon every altar a bul- what hath God wrought!

lock and a ram. 24 Behold, the people fhall rife up as 5 And the LORD put a wordi Balaams a great lion,and lift up himself as a young mouth, and laid, Return unto balak, and lion: he fhall not lie down untill he eat of thus halt thoufpeak. the prey, and drink the blood of the flain. 25 And Balak faid unto Balaam, Nei

6 And he returned unto him, and lo, he stood by his burnt-facrifice, he, and allther curfe them at all,nor blefs them at all the princes of Moab. 26 But Balaam anfwered and laid unto 7 And he took up his parable, and faid, Balak, Told not I thee, faying, All that Balak the king of Moab hath brought me the LORD fpeaketh, that I mult do? from Aram, out of the mountains of the 27 And Balak faid unto Balaam, Come, caft, faying, Come, curfe me Jacob, and I pray thee, I will bring thee unto another come, defie me Ifrael. place; Feradventure it will pleafe God, y 8 How curfe, whom God hath thou mayeft curfe me them from thence. not curler how fhall I defie, whom 28 And Balak brought Balaam unto the the box bath not defied? top of Peor, looketh toward Jefhimon.

9 For from the top of the rocks I fee him,and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people fhall dwell alone, and fhall not bereckoned among the nations.

10 Who can count the duft of Jacob, and the number ofthe fourth part of Ifrael? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my laft end be like his.

29 And Balaam faid unto Balak, Build me here feven altars, and prepare me here feven bullocks, and feven rams.

30 And Balak did as Balaam had faid, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar. CHA P. XXIV. Balaam propbefieth Ifraels happiness. ANd when Balaam faw that it pleafed

And Balak faid unto Balaam, What LORD to blefs Ifrael, he went not as halt thou done unto me? I took thee to at other times, to feek for enchantments, curfe mineenemies, and behold,thou haft but he fet his face toward the wilderness. blefled them altogether. 2 And Balaam lift up his eyes; and he 12-And he answered and faid, Muft I faw Ifrael abiding in bis tents according not take heed to fpeak that which the to their tribes, and the spirit of God came LORD hath put in my mouth? upon him.

13 And Balak faid unto him, Come, I 3 And he took up his parable, and faid, pray thee, with me unto another place, Balaam the fun of Beor, hath faid, and the from whence thou mayeft fee them: thou man whofe eyes are open, hath faid: thalt fee but the utmoit part of them, and 4 He hath faid, which heard the words thalt not fee them all: and curfe me them of God, which faw the vision ofthe Alfrom thence. mighty, falling into a trance, but having 14 And he brought him into the his eyes open: field of Zophim to the op of Pifgah, and built feven altars, and offered a bullock and thy tabernacles, O Ifrael! and a ram on every altar.

5 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob,

6 As the valleys are they spread forth, 15 And he laid unto Balak, Stand here as gardens by the rivers fide, as the trees by thy burnt-offering, while I meet the offign-aloes which the LORD hath plantLORD yonder. ed, and as cedar-trees beside the waters. 7. He fhail pour the waters out of his buckets, and his feed fhall be in many wa

16 And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and faid, Go aain unto Balak, and fay thus.


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