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of the first year sixty. This was the dedication of the altar, after that it was anointed. And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the congreation to speak with Him, then he j the voice of one speaking unto him from off the mercy-seat that was upon the ark of testimony, from between the two cherubims: and he spake unto Him. CHAP. VIII. . . The Consecration of the Levites. ND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Speak unto Aaron, and say unto É. When thou lightest the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick; 3 And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof over against the candlestick, as the LoRD commanded Moses. 4.And this, work of the candlestick was of beaten gold, unto the shaft thereof, unto the flowers thereof, was beaten work; according unto the pattern which the LöRD had shewed, Moses, so he made the candlestick. 5 || And the LoRD spake unto Moses, saying, . Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse

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them, to cleanse them: , Sprinkle water of purifying upon them, and let them shave all their flesh, and let them wash their clothes, and so make themselves clean. 8.Then let them take, a young ullock with his meat-offering, even fine flour mingled with oil, and another young bullock shalt thoutake for a sin-offering. 9 And thou shalt bring the Levites before the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt gather, the whole, assembly of the children of Israel together: .10 And thou shalt bring the Levites before the LoRD,; and the children of Israel shall put their hands, upon the Levites: .11 And Aaron shall offer the Leyites before the Lord for an offering of the children of Israel, that ey may execute the service of

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sons, and offer them for an offering unto the Lord. 14. Thus shalt thou separate the Leyites, from, among the children of Israel: and the Levites shall be mine. 15 And after that shall the Levites go in to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt cleanse them, and offer them for an offering, 16 For they are wholly unto me from among the children of Israel; instead of such as open every womb, oven instead of the first-born of all the children of Israel, have I taken them unto me. i; For all the first-born of the children of Israel are mine, both man and beast: on the day that I smote every first-born in the land of #ypt I sanctified them for

myself. 18, And I have taken the Levites for all the first-born of the children of Israel. - 19 And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel to do the service of the children o Israel in the tabernacle of the congregation, and to make an atongment for the children of Israel: that there be no o among the children of Israel, when the chilren of Israel come nigh unto the so 20 And Moses, and Aaron, and all the congregation of the children of Israel, did to the Levites according unto all that the LoRD commanded Moses concerning the Le: vites, so did the children of Israel unto them. 21 And the Levites were purified and they washed their clothes; and Aaron offered them as an offèring before the LoRD; and Aaron made an atonement for them to cleanse

em. 22 And after that went the Lo. vites in to do their service in the tabernacle of the congregation before Aaron, and before his sons: as the LoRD had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so di they unto them.

And the Lord spake unto Moşeşi saying, 24. This is it that belongeth unto the Levites: From twenty and five years old and upward they shall go in to wait upon the service of the tabernacle of the congregation:

And from the age, of years they shall cease waiting upon the service thereof, and shall serve no more:

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The passover enjoined.

brethren in the tabernacle of the congregation, to keep the charge, and shall do no service. Thus shalt thou do unto the Levites touching their charge. CHAP. IX. The Observance of the Passover. ND the LoRD spake unto Mo. * ... ses. In e wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year, after, they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying, i.e. the children of Israel also keep the passover at his appointed season. 3 In the fourteenth day of this month, at even, ye shall keep it in his appointed season; according to all the rites of it, and according to all the ceremonies thereof, shall ye keep it. 4 And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, that they should keep the passover. 5 And they kept the l the fourteenth day o month at even in the wo Sinai: according to al Lord commanded Moses, so did th: o: o, certain me nd there were Cer n, who were defiled by the dead body of a man, that they could not keep the passover on that day: and they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day: . 7 And those men said unto him, We are defiled by the dead body of a man; wherefore are we kept back, that we may not offer an of fering of the Lord in his appoint: ed season among the children of Israel? 8 And...Moses said, unto them, Stand still, and I will hear what the Lord will command concern

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among his people; because he brought not the offering of the LoRD in his appointed season, that man shall bear his sin.

14 And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the passover unto the fooording to the ordinance of the passover, and according to the manner, thereof, so shall he do: ye shall have one ordinance both for the stranger, l m that was born in the

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15 T.And on the day that the ta: bernacle was reared up, the cloud covered the tabernaclé, namely, the tent of the testimony: and at even there was upon the tabernagle as it, were the appearance of fire, until the morning.

ić so it was always: the cloud covered it % day, and the appearance of fire o;

17And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, then after that the children of l the place where

of Israel pitched their tents.
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tabernacle they rested in their

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long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel

kept the charge of the LoRD, and

journeyed not.

20 And so it was, when the cloud was a few days upon the tabernacle; according to the commandment of the LORD abode in their tents, and according to commandment of the LoftD they journeyed. .

21, And so it was, when the cloud abode from even unto the morning, and that the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they journeyed: whether it was by day or by night that the cloud was taken up, they journeyed. .

Or whether it were two days, or a month, or a year... that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the children of Israel abode, in their tents, and journeyed not: . but when it was taken up, they journeyed. At the commandment of the

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8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever throughout your generations. l *A. if ye go to war in your a

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you, then ye shall blow an rm with the trumpets; .."; shall be remembered before the LoRD your God, and ye shall be saved rom your enemies. 10 Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in the o: your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt-offerings, and Øyer the sacrifices of your peace-offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God: I am the LoRp your God. 11 T And it came to pass on the twentieth day of the second month, in the second year, that the cloud was taken upfrom off the tabernacle of the oft 12 And the children of Israel took their journeys out , o wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud rested in the wilderness of Pa

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armies: and over his host was Nah shon the son of Amminadab. 15 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Issachar was Ne: thaneel the son of Zuar. over the host of the tribe of the children of, Zebulun was Eliab the son of Helon, 17 And the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari setforward, bogo the tabernacle. 18 Ts And the standard of the camp of Reuben set forward according to their armies; and over his host was Elizur the son of Shedeur. 19 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Simeon was Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai. . 20 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was Eliasaph the son of Deuel, . 21 And the Kohathites set for: Ward, bearing the sanctuary: and the other did set up the tabernacle against they came, is And the standard of the of the children of Ephraim t forward according to #. armies: and over his host was Elishama the son of Ammihud, nd over the host of the tribe of the children of Manasseh was Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. 24, And oyer the host of the tribe of the children of Benjamin was Abidan the son of Gideoni. 25 || And the standard of the ‘. of the children of Dan set for: ward, which was the rere-ward of Ali the "camps throughout their hosts: and over his host was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. 26 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Asher was Pagiel the son of Ocran. 27, And oyer the host of the tribe of the children of Naphtali was Ahira the son of Enan. Thus were the journeyings of the children of Israel according to their armies, when they set for:

ward. 29 And Moses said unto Hobah, the son of Raguel the Midianite, oses' father-in-law, We §§ neying unto the place of which the LoRD said, , I will give it you : come thou with us, and we will do thee good : for th. LORD hath spoken good concerning Israel. . 30 And he said unto him, I will not go; but I will depart to mine own land, and to o kindred. 31 And he said, Leave us not, I ray thee: forasmuch as thou ow. how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and thou mayest be

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32 And it shall be, if, thou go with us, yea, it shall be, that what goodness the L. us, the same will we do unto thee. 33 of And they departed from the mount of the Lord three days' journey; and the ark of the covenant of the Lorp went before them in the three days’ journey, to search out a resting-place for them. the cloud of the LoRD was upon them by day, when they went out of the camp. And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, LoRD, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate, thee flee before thee.". 36 And when it rested, he said, Return, O Lord, unto the many thousands of oxi

The Israelites loathe JManna.

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plained, it displeased, the LoRIP; and the LoRD heard it : and his anger was kindled ; and the fire of the Lord burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the

camp. 2 And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed unto the LoRD, the fire was quenched. 3 And he called the name of the place Taberah: because the fire of the LoRD burnt among them.

4 And the mixed multitude that th

was among them fell a lusting: and the children of Israel, also wept and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? We remember the fish which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and

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11 And Moses said unto the LoRD, Wherefore hast thou afflictthy servant? and wherefore have I, not, found favour, in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this people on most Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that thou shouldest say unto me, barry them in thy bosom, as, a nursingfather, beareth the sucking child, unto the land which thou swarest unto their fathers? 13.Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat. 14 I am not able to bear all this Fo alone, because it is too eavy for me. 15 And if thou deal thus with me, .kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I have found favour in thy sight; and let me not see my wretchedness. 16 || And the Lord said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the eláers of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee. And I, will come down and k with thee there; and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of e people with, thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone. 8 And say thou unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against tomorrow, and ye shall eat flesh; for e have wept in the ears of the RD, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eit *for it was well with usin Egypt:, therefore the Loan will give you flesh, and yeshalleat, 19 Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten

days, nor twenty days;

§ But even a whole month, until it come, out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you; because that ye have despised the LoRD which, is among you, and have wept before him, saying Why cameyve forth out of Egypsi

21 And Moses said, The peoF. among whom I am, are six undred thousand footmen; and thou hast said, I give them flesh, that they may eat a whole

month. 22 Shall the flocks and the herd; be slain for them, to suffice them? or shaft asi the fish of the sea o athered together for them, to su ce them? 143

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23 And the Lord said unto Moses, Is the Lord's hand waxed short of thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee, or not. 24 of And Moses went out, and }. the people the words of the RD, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle. 25 And the LoRD, came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders: , and it came to pass, that when the spirit rested upon them, they ophi. and did not cease, 26 But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the Spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the

Câmp. 27 And there ran a young man and told. Moses, and said, Éliad and Medad do prophesy in the Càinp. 28 And Joshua, the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his Qung men, answered and said, y lord Moses, forbid them. . . 29 And Moses said unto him Eoić"thou for moako would God that all the LoRD's people were prophets, and that the LoRD would put his Spirit upon them. And Moses gat him into the camp, he and the elders of Israel. §of And there went forth a wind from the LoRD, brought quails rom the sea, and let them fall by the camp, as it were a day's jourmey on this side, and as it were a day's journey, on the other side, round about the camp, and as it were two cubits high upon the face of the earth. 32 And the people stood up all that day, and all that night, and all the next day, and they gathered the uails: he that gathered least ga: thered ten homers: and they spread all abroad for themselves round about the camp: 33 And while, the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of, the Lord was kindled. against the people, and the LoRD smote the people with a very great plague. And he called the name, of that place Kibroth-hattaavah : because there they buried the people that lusted. 35 *ś, the people journeyed

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JMiriam and Aaron's Sedition, ND Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the Ethiopian woman, whom he had married : for he had married an Ethiopian woman. . 2 And they said, Hath the Lorp.’ indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And the LoRD heard it. 3 (Now the man Moses was ver meek, above all the men § were upon the face of the earth.) 4 And the LoRD spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. , And they three came out. And the LoRD came, down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in e door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth; 6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there, be a prophet among you, , I the LoRP will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. 7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all my house. 8 With him will I speak, mouth to , mouth, even o and not in dark, speeches; and the similitude of the Lord shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses 4 9 And the anger of the Lord was kindled against them; and he

departed. 0 And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle ; and behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and , Aaron, looked upon Miriam, and behold, she was leprous. IT And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned. I2 Let her not be as, one dead of whom the flesh is half &onsumed when he comethout of his mother's

Womo. 13 And Moses cried unto the LoRD, saying, Heal her now, O God, ibeseech thee. 14 is And the LORD said unto Moses, If her father, had but o: in her face, should she not ashamed seven days? let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received in

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