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Before CHRIST cir. 1471.

Lev. 11. 32. ch. 31. 20.

p ver. 11.

9 ashes of

Heb. dust. q ver. 9.

the burnt heifer of purification for sin, and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel:

18 And a clean person shall take rhyssop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the persons that were there, and upon. him that touched a bone, or one slain, or one dead, or a grave:

19 And the clean person shall sprinkle upon the unclean on the third day, and on the seventh day:

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and on the seventh day he shalls Lev. 14. 9. purify himself, and wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at even.

20 But the man that shall be un-: clean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because

he hath t defiled the sanctuary of t ver. 13.
the LORD: the water of separation
hath not been sprinkled upon him;
he is unclean.

21 And it shall be a perpetual statute unto them, that he that sprinkleth the water of separation shall wash his clothes; and he that toucheth the water of separation shall be unclean until even.

22 And u whatsoever the unclean u Hag. 2. 13. person toucheth shall be unclean; and x the soul that toucheth it shall x Lev. 15. 5. be unclean until even.

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Before CHRIST. 1453.

h ch. 14. 5. & 16. 4, 22,


i ch. 14. 10.

k Ex. 17. 5.

Neh. 9. 15. Ps. 78.15, 16. & 105. 41.& 114. 8. Is. 43. 20. &

48. 21.

The Israelites murmur for water. or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink.

6 And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and i the glory of the LORD appeared unto them.

7 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and I thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.

9 And Moses took the rod m from m ch. 17. 10. before the LORD, as he commanded him.

10 And Moses and Aaron gather. ed the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, n Ps. 106. 33. Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?

o Ex. 17. 6.

Deut. 8. 15. 1 Cor. 10. 4.

p ch. 27. 14. Deut. 1. 37.

& 3. 26. & 32. 51.

q Lev. 10. 3. Ezek. 20. 41. & 36. 23. &

38. 16.

1 Pet. 3. 15. r Deut. 33.8. Ps. 95. 8. & 106. 32, &c. That is, strife. See Ex. 17.7. s Judg. 11. 16, 17.

t Deut. 2. 4, &c. & 23. 7. Obad. 10,12.

+ Heb. found us. Ex. 18. 8.

u Gen. 46. 6.

Acts 7. 15.

11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and othe water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

12 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because Pye believed me not, to q sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

13 This is the water of || Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified in them.

14 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, tThus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travel that hath † befallen us:

15 u How our fathers went down into Egypt, w and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; x and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers:

16 And y when we cried unto the LORD, he heard our voice, and w Ex. 12. 40.2 sent an angel, and hath brought x Ex. 1. 11, us forth out of Egypt: and behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border:

&c. Deut.

a ch. 33. 36.26. 6. Acts 7. 19.

raél, even the whole congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and b Miriam died there, b Ex. 15. 20. and was buried there.

ch. 26. 59.

2 c And there was no water for c Ex. 17. 1. the congregation: d and they ga-d ch. 16. 19, thered themselves together against 42. Moses and against Aaron.

fch. 11. 1,33.

& 14. 37. & 16. 32, 35,

3 And the people e chode with e Ex. 17. 2. Moses, and spake, saying, Would ch. 14. 2. God that we had died f when our brethren died before the LORD! 4 And g why have ye brought up the congregation of the LORD into this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there?

5 And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of Egs, or of vines,

49. g Ex. 17. 3.

y Ex. 2. 23. & 3. 7.

Ex. 3. 2.

& 14. 19. & 23. 20. & 33.

17 a Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will a See ch. 21. go by the king's high-way, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy borders.


22. Deut. 2


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Auron dieth upon mount Hor.


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e Judg. 11. 17.

See Deut. 2. 27, 29.

e Deut. 2. 4, 5, 8. Judg. 11. 18.

22 And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, journeyed from Kadesh, g and came f ch. 33. 37. unto mount Hor.

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 h gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because iye rebelled against my f word at the water of Meribah.

25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor:

26 And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, 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.

28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and m Aaron died there in the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount.


g ch. 21. 4.

h Gen. 25. 8.

ch. 27. 13.
& 31. 2.
Deut. 32. 50.
ver. 12.

+ Heb.
k ch. 33. 38.

Deut. 32. 50.


1 Ex. 29. 29, 1452.

m ch. 33. 38. Deut. 10. 6. & 32.50.

29 And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron n thirty days, So Deut. even all the house of Israel.


1 Israel with some loss destroy the Canaanites at Hormah. 4 The people murmuring are plagued with fiery serpents. 7 They repenting are healed by a brazen serpent. 10 Sundry journeys of the Israelites. 21 Sihon is overcome, 33 and Og.


34. 8.


ND when a king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the a ch. 33. 40. south, heard tell that Israel came See Judg. 1. b by the way of the spies; then he fought against Israel, and took some of them prisoners.


Before CHRIST 1452.

ch. 11. 6.

1 Cor. 10.9. Deut. 8. 15.

m Ps. 78. 34.

In ver. 5.

o Ex. 8. 8,28. Sam.12.19. Kings 13.6. Acts 8. 24.

p2 Kings 18. 4. John 3. 14,


q ch. 33. 43.

r ch. 33. 44. Or, heaps of Abarim.

s Deut. 2. 13.

Sundry journeys of the Israelites. for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.

6 And the LORD sent 1 fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.

7¶m Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for n we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.

8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.

9 And P 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 a 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 t Arhon is the borJudg. 11. 18. der of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.

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b ch. 13. 21.y Ex. 15. 1. Ps. 105. 2. & 106. 12. + Heb. Ascend. | Or, an

2 c And Israel vowed a vow unto c Gen. 28.20. the LORD, and said, If thou wilt Judg. 11. 30. indeed deliver this people into my hand, then d I will utterly destroyd Lev. 27. their cities.


I That is, utter destruction.

3 And the LORD hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: and he called the name of the place || Horinah. 4 T And they journeyed frome ch. 20. 22. mount Hor by the way of the Red & 33. 41. sea, to fcompass the land of Edom: Judg. 11. and the soul of the people was Or,grieved. much discouraged because of the way.

5 And the people g spake against God, and against Moses, h Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness?


+ Heb.

Ex. 6. 9.
Ps. 78. 19.
Ex. 16. 3.

& 17. 3.

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the border of Moab.

16 And from thence they went

x to Beer: that is the well whereof the LORD spake unto Moses, Gather the people together, and I will give them water.

17 y Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing ye un

to it:

18 The princes digged the well, the nobles of the people digged it, by the direction of the law-giver, with their staves. 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 val

+ Heb. field. ley, that is in the country of Moab, to the top of || Pisgah, which looketh a toward || Jeshimon.

Or, the hill.

a ch. 23. 28. Or, the wilderness. b Deut. 2.

26, 27. Judg. 11. 19. c ch. 20. 17.

21 T And b Israel sent messengers unto Sihon king of the Amorites, saying,

22 c 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 go along by the king's high-way, until we be past thy borders.

Sihon and Og are overcome.

23 d And Sihon would not suffer Israel to pass through his border: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and went out against Is-d


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Deut. 29. 7. rael into the wilderness: e and he e Deut. 2. 32. came to Jahaz, and fought against Judg. 11. 20. Israel:

24 And fIsrael smote him with f Deut. 2. 33. the edge of the sword, and possess- & 29. 7. ed his land from Arnon unto Jab-Josh. 12. 1, 2. & 24. 8. bok, even unto the children of Am-Neh. 9. 22. mon: for the border of the children Ps. 135. 10, of Ammon was strong. 11. & 136.

19. Amos 2.

25 And Israel took all these cities and Israel dwelt in all the ei-9. ties of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the villages thereof.


+ Heb.

26 For Heshbon was the city of daughters. 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 proverbs say, Come into Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and prepared.


28 For there is g a fire gone out Jer. 48. 45, of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon: it hath consumed h Ar of h Deut. 2. 9, Moab, and the lords of the high 18. Is. 15. 1. places of Arnon.

29 Wo to thee, Moab! thou art undone, O people of i Chemosh: hei Judg. 11. hath given his sons that escaped, 24. 1 Kings and his daughters, into captivity 17, 33. 2 Kings 23. unto Sihon king of the Amorites. 13. Jer. 48. 30 We have shot at them; Heshbon is perished even kunto Dibon, and we have laid them waste even unto Nophah, which reacheth unto 1 Medeba.

31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites.

32 And Moses sent to spy out

7, 13. k Jer. 48. 18, 22.

I Is. 15. 2.

m Jazer, and they took the villages m ch. 32. 1. thereof, and drove out the Amorites Jer. 48. 32. that were 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 o at Edrei.

n Deut. 3. 1. & 29. 7.

o Josh. 13.

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d ch. 31. 8.

Josh. 13. 21.

e Deut. 23. 4. Josh. 13. 22. & 24. 9. Neh. 13. 1, 2. Mic. 6. 5." 2 Pet. 2. 15.

Balak sendeth for Balaam. the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed he cause of the children of Israel.

4 And Moab said unto d the eld ers 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 e He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to f 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 cut from Egypt: behold, they cover the † face f See ch. 23. of the earth, and they abide over against me:

Jude 11.

Rev. 2. 14.

7. Deut. 23.


+ Heb. eye.

g ch. 23. 7.

1 Sam. 9. 7, 8.

i ver. 19.

k Gen. 20. 3. ver. 20.

6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, g 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 cursed.

7 And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with h 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, i Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word again,as the LORD shall speak unto me: and the princes of Moab abode with Balaam.

9 k 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 of Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth: come now, curse Heb. I me them; peradventuro † I shall be shall preable to overcome them, and drive vail in fight-them out. ing against him.

1 ch. 23. 20. Rom. 11. 29.

+ Heb. Be not thou letted from, &c.

m ver. 6.

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


15 T 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: m come therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people.

18 And Balaam answered and

An angel opposeth Balaam.

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, Ptarry ye also here this night, that I may know what the LORD will

say unto me more.




n ch. 24. 13. o 1 Kings 22. 14. 2 Chr. 18. 13. p ver. 8.

20 q And God came unto Balaam q ver. 9. 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 princes of Moab.


ver. 35. ch. 23. 12,

26. & 24. 13.

22 And God's anger was kindled because he went: $ and the an-s Ex. 4. 24. gel of the LORD stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him.

23 And the ass saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and the ass turned aside 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 LORD stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side.

25 And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he smote her again.

26 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 LORD, she fell down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff.

t See 2 Kings 6.17. Dan. 10. 7. 2 Pet. 2. 16. Jude 11.

Acts 22. 9.

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29 And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me:

I would there were a sword in mine hand, x for now would I kill x Prov. 12. thee.


30 y And the ass said unto Ba-y 2 Pet. 2. laam, Am not I thine ass, upon 16. which thou hast ridden || ever since I was thine unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay.

31 Then the LORD z opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand and he a bowed down his head, and I fell flat on his face.

+ Heb. who hast ridden upon me.

Or, ever

since thou

wast, &c. See Gen.



c 1 Sam. 15. 24, 30. & 26.

21. 2 Sam. 12. 13. Job 34. 31, 32. + Heb. be eril in thine eyes.

d ver. 20

Balak's sacrifices.

33 And the ass saw me, and turned from me these three times: unless she had turned 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: now therefore, if it displease thee, I will get me back again.

35 And the angel of the LORD said unto Balaam, Go with the men: d but only the word that I shall speak unto thee, that thou shalt speak: so Balaam went with the princes of Balak.

36 And when Balak heard that e Gen. 14.17. Balaam was come, e he went out to meet him unto a city of Moab, f which is in the border of Arnon, which is in the utmost coast.

fch. 21. 13.

g ver. 17. ch. 24. 11.

37 And Balak said unto Balaam, Did I not earnestly send unto thee to call thee? wherefore camest thou not unto me? am I not able indeed g 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 h ch. 23. 26. thing? b the word that God putteth in my mouth, that shall I speak.

& 24. 13.

1 Kings 22. 14. 2 Chr. 18. 13. Or, a city of streets.

39 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 came to pass on the morrow, that Balak took Balaam, i Deut. 12. 2. and brought him up into the high places of Baal, that thence he might see the utmost part of the people CHAPTER XXIII.

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2 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam b ver. 14, 30. b'offered on every altar a bullock and a ram.

c ver. 15.

d ch. 24. 1.

Or, he went solitary.

e ver. 16.

f ver. 16. ch. 22. 35.

3 And Balaam said unto Balak, eStand by thy burnt-offering, and I will go; peradventure the LORD will come d to meet me: and whatsoever he sheweth me I will tell thee. And he went to an high place.

4 e 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 fput a word in Deut. 18. 18. Balaam's mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.

Jer. 1. 9.

21. 19.
2 Kings 6.
17. Luke 24. 23. Job 27.
16, 31.
a Ex. 34. 8.

g ver. 18.
ch. 24. 3, 15,

1. & 29. 1. Ps. 78. 2. Ezek. 17. 2. Mic. 2. 4. Hab. 2. 6.

32 And the angel of the LORD! Or, bowed himself. said unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I went out to withstand thee, because thy way is b perverse 2 Pet. 2. il Sam. 17.

before me:

Heb. to be an adversa-h ch. 22. 6,

ry unto thee.11, 17.

14, 15.


6 And he returned unto him, and lo, he stood by his burnt-sacrifice, he, and all the princes of Moab.

7 And he g 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. i defy Israel.

Balaam's parables.





8 How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD hath not defied? 9 For from the top of the rocks Ik Is. 47. 12, see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and m shall not be reckoned among the nations.

10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die o the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!

11 And Balak said unto Balaam, What hast thou done unto me? PI took thee to curse mine enemies, and behold, thou hast blessed them aitogether.


Deut. 33. 28.

m Ex. 33. 16. Ezra 9. 2.

Ephes. 2. 14. Gen. 13.16. & 22. 17. Heb. my soul, or, my life.

o Ps. 116. 15. p ch. 22. 11, 17. & 24. 10.

12 And he answered and said, q Must I not take heed to speak that q ch. 22. 38. which the LORD hath put in my mouth?

13 And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray thee, with me unto another place, from whence thou mayest see them: thou shalt see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: and curse me them from thence.

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14 And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of ||Pisgah, rand built seven altars, Or, the hill. 15. and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar.

15 And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt-offering, while I meet the LORD yonder.

r ver. 1, 2.

16 And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and s ver. 5. said, Go again unto Balak, and ch. 22. 35. 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 LORD spoken?

18 And he took up his parable, and said, t Rise up, Balak, and hear; t Judg. 3. 20. 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? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?


20 Behold, I have received commandment to bless and he hath blessed, and I cannot reverse it. 21 y He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: z the LORD his God is with him, a and the shout of a king is among them.

22 b God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.

u 1 Sam. 15. 29. Mal. 3. 6. Rom. 11. 29. Jam. 1. 17.

Titus 1. 2.

x Gen. 12.

& 22. 17.

+ Heb. to the meeting of enchant

b ch. 2. 2,

c ch. 11. 25.

1 Sam. 10.10. & 19. 20, 23. 2 Chr. 15. 1. dch.23.7,18. + Heb. who had his eyes shut, but now opened. e See I Sam.

19 24. Ezek.

1. 28. Dan.

8 18. & 10.

5, 16. 2 Cor.

12. 2, 3, 4. Rev. 1. 10,


Ps. 1. 3.
Jer. 17. 8.

g Ps. 104.16.
Jer. 51. 13.

1 Sam. 15.9.

k 2 Sam. 5.
12. 1 Chr.

Ich. 23. 22.

Num. 22. 12. y Rom. 4. 7,

z Ex. 13. 21.

& 29. 45, 46.

& 33. 14.

a Ps. 89. 15.

b ch. 24. 8. c Deut. 33. 17. Job 39.

10, 11. Or, in.

m ch. 14. 9.

& 23. 24.

n Ps. 2. 9.
Is. 38. 13.

Jer. 50. 17.

jo Ps. 45. 5.

Jer. 50. 9.
p Gen. 49. 9.
Gen. 12. 3.
& 27. 29.

r Ezek. 21.

23 Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, d What a Ps. 31. 19.sch. 23. 11. hath God wrought! & 44. 1.

24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up him-e Gen. 49. 9. self as a young lion: fhe shall not f Gen. 49. 27. lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.

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Balaam prophesieth. 25 ¶ And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all.

26 But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, g All that the LORD speaketh, that I must do?

27 And Balak said unto Balaam, h Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee unto another place; peradventure it will please God that thou mayest curse me them from thence.

28 And Balak brought Balaam unto the top of Peor, that looketh i toward Jeshimon.

29 And Balaam said unto Balak, k Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and

seven rams.

30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar.


1 Balaam, leaving divinations, prophesi eth the happiness of Israel. 10 Balak in anger dismisseth him. 15 He prophesieth of the Star of Jacob, and the destruction of some nations.

AND when Balaam saw that it

pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he went not, as at a other times, † to seek for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness. his eyes, up

2 And Balaam lifted

and he saw Israel babiding in his tents according to their tribes, and the Spirit of God came upon him.

3d 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, e falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:

5 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Ísrael! 6 As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, f as the trees of lign-aloes g which the LORD hath planted, and as cedar-trees beside the waters.

7 He shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed shall be hin many waters, and his king shall be higher than i Agag, and his kkingdom shall be exalted.

8 God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn: he shall m eat up the nations his enemies, and shall n break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows.

9 p He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great hon: who shall stir him up? 9 Blessed is ne that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.

10 ¶ And Balak's anger was kindled against Balaam, and her smote his hands together: and Balak said unto Balaam, I called thee to curse mine enemies, and behold, thou hast altogether blessed them these three times.

place: t I thought to promote thee 11 Therefore now flee thou to thy Tunto great honour; but lo, the

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