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The portion of the priests, NUMBERS, and of the Levitce deemed from a month old shalt, 28 Thus ye also shall offer a thou redeem, according to thine heave-offering unto the Lord of estimation, for the money of five all your tithes which ye receive of shekels, after the shekel of the the children of Israel; and ye shall sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs. give thereof the Lord's heave

17 But the firstling of a cow, or offering to Aaron the priest. the firstling of a sheep, or the first 29 Out of all your gifts ye shall ling of a goat, thou shalt not re- offer every heave-offering of the deem; they are holy : thou shalt LORD, of all the best thereof, sprinkle their blood upon the altar, even the hallowed part thereof out and shalt burn their fat for an of- of it. fering made by fire, for a sweet sa 30 Therefore thou shalt say unto vour unto the LORD.

them, When ye have heaved the 18 And tho flesh of them shall be best thereof from it, then it shall be thine, as the wave-breast and as counted unto the Levites as the inthe right shoulder are thine. crease of the threshing-floor, and

19 All the heave-offerings of the as the increase of the wine-press. holy things, which the children of 31 And ye shall eat it in every Israel offer unto the LORD, have I place, ye and your households: for given thee, and thy sons and thy it is your reward for your service daughters with thee, by a statute in the tabernacle of the congrefor ever: it is a covenant of salt for gation. ever before the LORD unto thee and 32 And ye shall bear no sin by to thy seed with thee,

reason of it, when ye have heaved 20 I And the LORD spake unto from it the best of it: neither shall Aaron, Thou shalt have no inhe- ye, pollute the holy things of the ritance in their land, neither shalt children of Israel, lest ye die. thou have any part among them: I

CHAP. XIX. am thy part and thine inheritance The Water of Separation. among the children of Israel.

ND the LORD spake unto children of Levi all the tenth in Is 2 This is the ordinance of the rạel for an inheritance, for their ser-law which the LORD hath comvice, which they serve, even the manded, saying, Speak unto the service of the tabernacle of the con- children of Israel, that they bring gregation.

thee a red heifer without spot, 23 Neither must the children of wherein is no blemish, and upon Israel henceforth come nigh the which never came yoke : tabernacle of the congregation, lest

3 And ye shall give her unto they bear sin, and die.

Eleazar the priest, that he may 23 But the Levites shall do the bring her forth without the camp, service of the tabernacle of the and one shall slay her before his congregation, and they shall bear face: their iniquity : It shall be a statute 4 And Eleazar the priest shall for ever throughout your genera- take of her blood with his finger, tions, that among the children of and sprinkle of her blood directly Israel they have no inheritance. before the tabernacle of the con

24 But the tithes of the children gregation seven times: of Israel, which they offer as a 5 And one shall burn the heifer heave-offering, unto the LORD, I in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, have given to the Levites to inhe and her blood, with her dung, shali rit: therefore I have said unto he burn: thein, Among the children of Israel 6 And the priest shall take cedarthey shall have no inheritance. wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and

25 1 And the LORD spake unto cast it into the midst of the burning Moses, saying,

of the heifer. 26 Thus speak unto the Levites, 7 Then the priest shall wash his and say unto them, When ye take clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh of the children of Israel the tithes in water, and afterward he shall which I have given you from them come into the camp, and the for your inheritance, then ye shall priest shall be unclean until the offer up a heave-offering of it for even. the LORD, even a tenth part of the 8 And he that burneth her shall tithe.

wash his clothes in water, and 27 And this your heave-offering bathe his flesh in water, and shall shall be reckoned unto you, as be unclean until the even. though it were the corn of the 9 And

a man that is clean threshing-floor, and as the fulness shall gather up the ashes of the of the wine-press.

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The law of purification. CHAP. XX. Murmurs for want of water. the camp in a clean place, and it 21 And it shall be a perpetual shall be kept for the congregation statute unto them, that he that of the children of Israel for a sprinkleth the water of separation water of separation : it is a purifi- shall wash his clothes, and he that cation for sin.

toucheth the water of separation 10 And he that gathereth the shall be unclean until eyen.. ashes of the heifer shall wash his 22 And whatsoever the unclean clothes, and be unclean until the person toucheth shall be unclean; even: and it shall be unto the and the soul that toucheth it shali children of Israel, and unto the be unclean until even. stranger that sojourneth among

CHAP. XX. them, for a statute for ever.

Water miraculously supplied, ale T He that toucheth the dead THEN came the children of Isbody of be seven days.

tion, into the desert of Zin in the 12 He shall purify himself with first month: and the people abode it on the third day, and on the in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, seventh day he shall be clean: and was buried there. but if he purify not himself the 2 And there was no water for the third day, then the seventh day he congregation: and they gathered shall not be clean.

themselyes together against Moses 13 Whosoever toucheth the dead and against Aaron. body of any man that is dead, and 3 And the people chode with purifieth not himself, defileth the Moses, and spake, saying, Would tabernacle of the LORD; and that God that we had died when our soul shall be cut off from Israel: brethren died before the LORD! because the water of separation 4 And why have ye brought up was not sprinkled upon him, he the congregation of the LORD into shall be unclean; his uncleanness this wilderness, that we and our is yet upon him.

cattle should die there? 14 This is the law, when a man 5 And wherefore have ye made dieth in a tent: all that come into us to come up out of Egypt, to the tent, and all that is in the tent bring us in unto this evil place ? it shall be unclean seven days. is no place of seed, or of figs, or

15 And every open vessel which of vines, or of pomegranates ; hath no covering bound upon it, is neither is there any water to unclean.

drink. 16 And whosoever toucheth one 6 And Moses and Aaron went that is slain with a sword in the from the presence of the assembly open fields, or a dead body, or a unto the door of the tabernacle

of bone of a man, or a grave, shall be the congregation, and they fell unclean seven days.

upon their faces: and the glory of 17 And for an unclean person the LORD appeared unto them. they shall take of the ashes of the 7 T And

the LORD spake unto burnt heifer of purification for sin, Moses, saying, and running water shall be put 8 Take the rod, and gather thou thereto in a vessel:

the assembly together,

thou and 18 And a clean person shall take Aaron

thy brother, and speak ye hyssop, and dip it in the water, and unto the rock before their eyes; sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon and it shall give forth his water, all the vessels, and upon the per- and thou shalt bring forth to them sons that were there, and upon him water out of the rock : so thou that touched a bone, or one slain, shalt give the congregation and or one dead, or a grave:

their beasts drink. 19 And the clean person shall 9 And Moses took the rod from sprinkle upon the unclean on the before the LORD, as he comthird day, and on the seventh day: manded him. and on the seventh day he shall 10 And Moses and Aaron gapurify himself, and wash his thered the congregation together clothes, and bathe himself in water, before the rock, and he said unto and shall be clean at even.

them, Hear now, yo rebels ; must 20 But the man that shall be we fetch you water out of this unclean, and shall not purify him- rock? self, that soul shall be cut off from 11 And Moses lifted up his among the congregation, because hand, and with his rod he smote he hath defiled the sanctuary of the the rock twice: and the water LORD: the water of separation came out abundantly, and the hath not been sprinkled upon him; congregation drank, and their he is unclean.

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13 Ren thern. Moses' message to Edom. NUMBERS, Aaron dieth al mount Hor

12 1 And the LORD spake unto 25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his Moses and Aaron, Because ye be- son, and bring them up unto mount lieved me not, to sanctify me in Hor: the eyes of the children of Israel, 26 And strip Aaron of his gartherefore ye shall not bring this ments, and put them upon Eleazas congregation into the land which I his son: and Aaron shall be gatherhave

ed urto his people, and shall die is the water of Meribah; there. because the children of Israel strove 27 And Moses did as the LORD with the LORD, and he was sancti- commanded; and they went up fied in them.

into mount Hør in the sight of all 14 1 And Moses sent messengers the congregation. from Kadesh unto the king of 28 And Moses stripped Aaron of Edom, Thus saith thy brother Is- his garments, and put them upon rael, Thou knowest all the travail Eleazar his son; and Aaron died that hath befallen us :

there in the top of the mount: and 15 How our fathers went dowa Moses and Eleazar came down into Egypt, and we have dwelt from the mount. in Egypt a long time; and the 29 And when all the congrega Egyptians vexed us, and our tion saw that Aaron was dead, fathers:

they mourned for Aaron thirts 16 And when we cried unto the days, even all the house of Israel. LORD, he heard our voice, and sent

CHAP. XXI. an angel, and hath bronght us forth Israelites bit by fiery Serpents. out of Egypt: and behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost


naanite, which dwelt in the of thy border:

south, heard tell that Israel came 17 Let us pass, I pray thee, by the way of the spies; then he through thy country: we will not fought against Israel, and took pass through the fields, or through some of them prisoners. the vineyards, neither will we drink 2 And Israel vowed a vow unto of the water of the wells: we will the LORD, and said, if thou wilt go by the king's high-way, we will indeed deliver this people into my not turn to the right hand nor to the hand, then I will utterly destroy left, until we have passed thy bur- their cities. ders.

3 And the LORD hearkened to 18 And Edom said unto him, the voice of Israel, and delivered Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I up the Canaanites; and they uttercome out against thee with the ly destroyed them and their cities : sword.

and ho called the name of the 19 And the children of Israel place Hormah. said unto him, We will go by the 4 1 And they journeyed from highway:, and if I and my catte mount Hor by the way of the drink of thy water, then I will pay Red Sea, to compass the land of for it: I will only, without doing Edom: and the soul of the people any thing else, go through on my was much discouraged because of feet.

20 And he said, Thou shalt not 5 And the people spake against go through. And Edom came out God, and against Moses, Whereagainst him with much people, and fore have ye brought us up out of with a strong hand.

Egypt to die in the wilderness? for 21 Thus Edom refused to give there is no bread, neither is there Israel passage through his border: any water; and our soul loatheth wherefore Israel turned away from this light bread.

6 And the LORD sent fiery ser22 11 And the children of Israel, pents among the people, and they even the whole congregation, jour-bit the people; and much people neyed from Kadesh, and came un- of Israel died. to mount Hor.

7. Therefore the people came 23 And the LORD spake unto to Moses, and said, We have sinMoses and Aaron in mount Hor, ner, for we have spoken against by the coast of the land of Edon, the Lord, and against thee; pray saying,

unto the LORD, that he take away 24 Aaron shall be gathered unto the serpents from us. And Moses his people: for he shall not enter prayed for the people, into the land which I have given 8 And the Lord said unto Moses, unto the children of Israel, because Make thee a fiery serpent, and ye rebelled against my word at the set it upon a pole: and it shall water of Meribah.

come to pass, that every one that

the way:


of the brazen serpent. CHAP. XXII. Sihon and Og slain iş bitten, when he looketh upon it, Jabbok, even unto the children of shall live.

Ammon: for the border of the chil9 And Moses made a serpent of dren of Ammon was strong. brass, and put it upon a pole, and 25 And Israel took all these it came to pass, that if à serpent cities : and Israel dwelt in all the had bitten any man, when he be- cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, held the serpent of brass, he lived. and in all the villages thereof.

10 11 And the children of Israel 26 For Heshbon was the city of set forward, and pitched in Oboth. Sihon the king of the

Amorites, who 11. And they journeyed from had fought against the former king Oboth, and pitched at lje-abarim, of Moab, and taken all his land out in the wilderness which is before of his hand, even unto Arnon. Moab, toward the sun-rising. 27 Wherefore they that speak in

12 ! Froin thence they reinoved, proverbs suy, Come into Heshbon, and pitched in the valley of Zared. I let the city of Sihon be built and

13 From thence they removed, prepared. and pitched on the other side of 28 For there is a fire gone out of Arnon, which is in the wilderness Heshbon, a flame from the city of that cometh out of coasts of Sihon: it hath consumed Ar of the Amorites: for Arnon is the bor. Moab, and the lords of the high der of Moab, between Moab and places of Arnon. the Amorites.

29 Wo to thee, Moab! Thou art 14 Wherefore it is said in the undone, O people of Chemosh: be book of the wars of the LORD, hath given his sons that escaped, What he did in the Red sea, and and his daughters, into captivity in the brooks of Arnon,

unto Sihon king of the Amorites. 15 And at the stream of the 30 We have shot at them; Heshbrooks that goeth down to the bon is perished even unto Dibon, dwelling of Ar, and lieth upon the and we have laid them waste even border of Moab.

unto Nophah, which reacheth unto 16 And from thence they went to Medeba. Beer: that is the well whereof the 31 ! Thus Israel dwelt in the land LORD spake unto Moses, Gather of the Amurites. the people together, and I will give 32 And Moses sent to spy out them water

Jaazer, and they took the villages 17 | Then Israel sang this song, thereof, and drove out the AmoSpring up, O well; sing

ye unto it: rites that were there. 18 The princes digged the well, 33 | And they turned and went the nobles of the people digged it, up by the way of Bashan : and Og by the direction of the law-giver, the king of Bashan. went out with their staves. And from the against them, he, and all his people, wilderness they went to Muttanah: to the battle at Ellrei.

19 And from Mattanah to Na 34 And the LORD said unto haliel: and from Nahaliel to Moses, Fear him not: for I have Ba moth:

delivered him into thy hand, and all 20 And from Bamoth in the val- his people, and his fand; and thou ley, that is in the country of Moab. shalt do to him as thou didst unto to the top of Pisgah, which louketh Sihon king of the Amorites, which toward Jeshimon.

dwelt at Heshbon. 21 11 And Israel sent messengers 35 So they smote him, and his unto Sihon king of the Amorites, sons, and all

his people, until there saying,

was none left him alive: and they 22 Let me pass through thy land: poss?sscd his land. we will not tum into the fields, or

CHAP. XXII. into the vineyards; we will not Balak's Message to Balaam. drink of the waters of the well: but we will go along by the king': A Dhe children of Israel set high-way, until we be past thy plains of Moab on this side Jordan borders.

by Jericho. 23 And Sihon would not suffer 211 And Balak the son of Zippor Israel to pass through his border: saw all that Israel had done to the but Sihon gathered all his people Amorites. together, and went out against 3 And Moab was sore afraid of Israel into the wilderness: and he the people, because they were came to Jahaz, and fought against many: and Moab was distressed Israel:

because of the children of Israel. 24 And Israel smote him with 4 And Moab said unto the elders the edge of the sword, and pog- of Midian, Now shall this com leseed his land from Amon unto pany lick up all that are round


Balak sends for Balaam. NUMBERS, Balaam's ass speaketh about us, as the ox licketh up the come therefore, I pray thee, curse grass of the field. And Balak the me this people. son of Zippor was king of the 18 And Balaam answered and Moabites at that time.

said unto the servants of Balak, If 5 He sent messengers therefore Balak would give me his house unto Balaam the son of Beor to full of silver and gold, I cannot go Pethor, which is by the river beyond the word of the LORD my of the land of the children of God, to do less or more. his people, to call him, saying, Be 19 Now therefore, I pray you, hold, there is a people come out tarry ye also here this night, that I from Egypt: behold, they cover may know what the LORD will say the face of the earth, and they unto me more. abide over against me:

20 And God came unto Balaam 6 Come now therefore, I pray at night, and said unto him, If the thee, Curse me this people ; for men come to call

thee, rise up, and they are too mighty for me: per- go with them; but yet the word adventure I shall prevail, that we which I shall say unto thee, that may smite them, and that I may shalt thou do. drive them out of the land : for 21 And Balaam rose up in the wot that he whom thou blessest is morning, and saddled his ass, and blessed, and he whom thou cursest went with the princes of Moab. is cursed.

22 | And God's anger was kin7 And the elders of Moab and dled because he went: and the anthe elders of Midian departed with gel of the LORD stood in the way the rewards of divination in their for an adversary against him. hand; and they came unto Balaam, Now he was riding upon his ass, and spake unto him the words of and his two servants were with him. Balak.

23 And the ass saw the angel ot 8 And he said unto them, Lodge the LORD standing in the way, and here this night, and I will bring

you his sword drawn in his hand and word again, as the LORD shall the ass turned aside out of the way, speak unto me: and the princes of and went into the field: and BaMoab abode with Balaam. laam smote the ass, to turn her in

9 And God came unto Balaam, to the way. and said, What men are these with 24 But the angel of the LORD thee?

stood in a path of the vineyards, a 10 And Balaam said unto God, wall being on this side, and a wall Balak the son of Zippor, king of on that sido, Moab, hath sent unto me, ling,

25 And when the ass saw the an11 Behold, there is a people come gel of the LORD, she thrust herself out of Egypt, which covereth the unto the wall, and crushed Baface of the earth: come now, curse aam's foot against the wall: and me them; peradventure I shall be he smote her again. able to overcome them, and drive 26 And the angel of the LORD them out.

went further, and stood in a narrow 12 And God said unto Balaam, place, where was no way to turn Thou shalt not go with them; thou either to the right hand or to the shalt not curse the people: for they left. are blessed.

27 And when the ass saw the an13 And Balaam rose up in the gel of the LORD, she fell down unmorning, and said unto the princes der Balaam : and Balanm's anger of Balak, Get you into your land: was kindled, and he smote the ass for the LORD refuseth to give me with a staff. leave to go with you.

28 And the LORD opened the 14 And the princes of Moab rose mouth of the ass, and she said unup, and they went unto Balak, and to Balaam, What have I done un said, Balaam refuseth to come with to thee, that thou hast smitten mo

these three times ? 15 ff And Balak sent yet again 29 And Balaam said unto the princes, more, and more honoura-ass, Because thou hast mocked ble than they.

me: I would there were a sword in 16 And they came to Balaam, my hand, for now would I kili and said to him, Thus saith Balak thee. the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I 30 And the ass said unto Ba pray thee, hinder thee from com- laam, Am not I thine ass, upon ing unto me:

which thou hast ridden ever since i7 For I will promote thee unto I was thine unto this day? was I very great honour, and I will do ever wont to do so unto thee? And whatsoever thou sayest unto me :/ he said, Nay.


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