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Destruction of Korah, &c. NUMBERS, Aaron stayeth the plague.

ram, on every side: and Dathan
Abiram game out, and stood
in the door of their tents, and their
wives, and their sons, and their lit-
tle children. -
28 And Moses said, Ho ye
shall know that the Lokp hath
sent me to do all these works; for
I have not done them of mine own

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29. If these men die the common
death of all men, or if they be visit-
ed after the visitation of all men;
the LoRD hath not sent

me.
30 But if the Lord make a new
ing, and the earth open her
mouth, and swallow them, up,
with all that appertain unto them,
and they go down quick into the
pit; then ye shall understand that
ese men have provoked the

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31 is And it came to pass, as he

ad made an end of of all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them:

n e earth opened her

mouth, and swallowed them up,
and their houses, and all the men
that apperturned unto Korah,
all their goods. -

33 Thoy, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them : and they perished from among the congregation.

34 o all Israesthat were round about them, fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.

35 And there came out a fire from the Lord, and consumed tho two hundred and fifty men that offered

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oses, saying,

37 Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the pricst, that he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter thou the fire yonder; for *g are hallowed.

The censers of these sinners

against their own souls, let them make them broad plates for a co: vering of the altar: for they offered them before the Lord, therefore they are hallowed; and .# shall be a "f. unto the children of lsrael.

39 And Eleazar the priest, took the brazen censers, where with they that were burnt had offered; and they were made broad plates for a covering of the altar;

- 'o be a memorial unto the children of Israel, that no stranger, which is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to offer incense before the Loha he bo not as Korah,

and as his company: as the LoRD
said to him by the hand of Moses.
But on the morrow all the
congregation of the children of Is-
rael murmured against Moses
against Aaron, saying. Ye have
killed the people of the Loop.
42 And it came to pass when the
congregation was gathered against
Moses and against Aaron, that they
looked toward the tabernacle of
the congregation: and behold, the
cloud covered it, and the glory of
the LQRD appeared.
43 And Moses and Aaron came
before the tabernacle of the con-
gregation.
1s And the LoRD spake unto
Moses, saying, -
¥5 Get you up from among this
congregation, that I may consume
them as in a moment. And they
fell Fo their faces.
45 "I And Moses said unto Aaron,
Take a censer, and put fire therein
from off the altar, and put on in-
cense, and go quickly unto the con-
regation, and make an atonement
or them: for there is wrath gone
out from the LoRD; the plague is

bon;
7 And Aaron took as Moses
commanded, and ran into the midst
of the congregation; and behold,
the plague was begun among the
floo and he put on incense, and
§ e an atonement for the peo-
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saying,

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of every one of them a rod according to the house of their fathers, of , all their princes according to the house of their fathers, twelve rods: write thou every man's name upon his rod.

And thou shalt write Aaron's

name upon the rod of Levi:... for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers.

4 And thou shalt lay them up in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where Iw moot with you.

His rod preserved.

5 And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod whom I shall choose shall blossom ; and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of . Israel, whereby they murmur against you. 6 And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, and every one of their princes gave him a rod opiece, for each, prince one, according, to their fathers' houses, even twelve rods: *. .." of Aaron was among their rods. 7 And Moses laid up the rods be: fore the Lord in the tabernacle of witness, . 8 And it came to pass, that 9n the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and behold,

the rod of Aaron for the house of

Tevi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms,

CHAP. XVIII. Priests’ and Levites' charge

and a stranger shall not come nigh unto you. 5 And ye shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar; that there be no wrath any more upon the children of Israel. 6 And I, behold, I have taken your brethren, the Levites from among the children of Israel: to ou they are given as a gift for the RD, to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation. 7.Therefore, thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your priest's office for every thing of the altar, and within the vail; and ye shall serve: I have given your priest’s office unto you as a service of gift: and the stranger that comethnigh shall be put to death. 8 || And the Lord spake unto

and yielded almonds. 9 And Moses brought out all the rods from before the Lord unto all the children of Israel; and they looked, and took every man his

rod.

10 || And the Loop said unto Moses, Bring. Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be kept for Honorain otherebels; and thou shalt quite take away their murmurings from me, that they die not.

1 Moses, did so : as the LoRD commanded, him, so did he:

12 And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish.

hosoever cometh anything near unto the tabernacle, of the Lord shall die: shall we be consumed with dying? Chap

i The Priests' Charge. ND the Lord said unto Aaron, Thou, and thy,sons, and, thy father’s house with thee, shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary: and thou and thy sons with thee shall bear the iniquity of your priest

hood.
# And thy brethren also of the Lo

tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou withthee, that they may be joined unto thee, and minister unto thee: but thou and thy sons with thee shall minister before the tabernacle of witness. 3And they shall keep thy charge, and the charge of all the tabernacle: only they shall not come nigh the vessels of the , sanctuary and the altar, that neither they, nor ye

, die. - 4 And they shall be joined unto and keep the charge of the tabernacle of the gongregation, for all the service of the tabernacle:

Aaron, Behold, I also have given thee the charge of my heave-offer. ings of all the hallowed things of the children of Israel; unto thee have I given them by reason of the anointing, and to thy sons, by an ordinance for ever. 9. This shall be thing of the most holy ho reserved from the fire: every oblation. of theirs, every meat-offering of theirs, and every sin-offering of theirs, and eyer trespass-offering of theirs, whic they shall render unto me, shall be most holy for thee and for thy sons. 10 In the most holy place shalt thou eat it; every male shall eat it: it shall be holy unto thee; 11 And this is thine; the heaveoffering of their gift, with, all the wave-offerings of the children of Israel: I have given them unto thee, and to thy, sons, and to thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: every one th. is clean in thy house shall eat of it. . 12, All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine and of the wheat, the first-fruits of , them which they shall, offer unto the RD, them have I given thee... . 13 And whatsoever is, first ripe in the land, which }: shall bring into the Loop. shift be thine. every one that is clean in thy house shall eat of it. 14, Everything devoted in Israel

shall be thine.

15 Everything that openeth the matrix in all flesh, which they bring unto the Lord, whether it be of men or beasts, shall be thine : nevertheless, the first-born of man shalt thou surely redeem, and,the fl. of unclean beasts shalt The portion of the priests,

ou redeem.

ió And those that a'iss' be re

deemed from a month old shalt thou redeem, according to thine estimation, for the money of five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs. 17 But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, thou shalt not redeem; they are h9ly: thou shalt sprinkle their blood upon the altar and shalt burn their fat for an of: fering made by fire, for a sweet savour unto the LoRD. 18 And the flesh of them shall be thine, as the , wave-breast as the right shoulder are thine. 19 § the heave-offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer unto the Lord, have I i. thee, and thy sons and thy aughters with thee, by a statute for ever: it is a covenant of salt for ever before the LQRD unto theean to thy seed with thee. TI And the LoroD spake unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou, have any part among them: I anthy part and thin inheritancé among the children of Israel. ší Ani behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their service, which they serve, even service of the tabernacle of the congregation; 22 Neither must the children of Israel henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the congregation, lest th; bear sin, and die. . But the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they sh their iniquity: It shall be a statute for ever throughout your genera: tions; that, among the children of Israel they have no inheritance. 24 But the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer as a heave-offering, unto the Lord, have given to the Levites to inherit: therefore...I have said unto them, Among the children of Israel th; shall have no inheritance. 1s And the LoRD spake unto Moses, saying, § Thus peak unto the Levites, and say unto them. When ye take of the children of Israel the tithes which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then ye shall offer up a heave-offering of it for looko, even a tenth part of the itne. 27, And this your heave-offering

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though it were the corn of the threshing-floor, and as the fulness of the wo-press.

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30 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, When ye have heaved the best thereoffrom it, then it shall be counted unto the Levites as the in: crease of the threshing-floor, and as the increase of the wine-press. 31 And ye shall eat it in every place, ye and your households: for it is your reward for your service in the tabernacle of the congregation. 32 And ye shall bear no sin by reason of it, when ye have heayed from it, the best of it: neither shall ye, pollute, the holy things of the children of Israel, lest 3. e. The 1%; § alter Separation. ND the LöRD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, 2 This is the ordinance o law which the Lord hath com- ak, unto the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never came yoke: e shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his

ace : 4 And, Eleazar, the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her blood directly before the tabernacle of the congregation Seven times: And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh §: blood, with her dung, hail e burn : 6 And the priest shall take cedarwood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burni; of the heifer. . Then the priest, shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the

even. 8 And he that burneth her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in, water, and shall e unclean until the even. . nd a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without

The law of purification. CHAP. XX. JMurmurs for want of water.

in a clean place, and it .21 And it shall be, a perpetual ept for the congregation statute unto them, that he that of the children of Israel for a jo. 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

the cam shall be

10 And, he, that gathereth the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: and it shall be unto the children of Israel, and, unto the stranger that sojourneth among them, for a statute for ever, 11 s He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days. - ... 12 He shall purify himself with it on the third day, and on seventh, day he shall be olean: but if he purify not himself the . day o the seventh day he shall not be clean. Whosoever toucheth the dead body of any man that is dead, and purifieth not himself, defileth the tabernacle of the Loop; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel: because the water of separation was, not sprinkled, upon him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him. .14. This is the law, when a man dieth in a tent: all that come into the tent, and all that is in the tent shall be unclean seven days. . . 15 And every §§. vessel which hath no covering bound upon it, is unclean. 16 And whosoever toucheth one that is slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead bo bone of a man, or a grave, unclean seven days. 7 And for an unclean person they shall take of the ashes of the burnt heifer of purification for sin, and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel: 18 And a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and o it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the persons that were there, and upon him that touched a boné, 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: and on the seventh day he shall purify himself, and wash hi clothes, and bathe himselfin wate and shall be clean at even. 20 But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he #. defiled the sanctuary of the LoRD: the water, of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is won.

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shall be unclean until even.
22 And whatsoever the unclean
person toucheth shall be unclean;
and the soul that toucheth it shall
be unclean until even.
HAP. XX

AZater miraculously supplied. HEN came the children of isà rael, even the whole congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month: and the people abode

the in Kadesh; and Miriam died there,

and was buried there. 2 And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves o: against Moses and against Aaron. 3 And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would §od that we had died when our brethren died before the Lord! 4 And why have, ye brought up the o 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 3 it ts, no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to rink. 6 And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of e congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the LoRD appeared unto them. 7 || And the Load spake unto Moses, saying, ake 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 #; forth his water, and thou shast bring forth to them water put of the rock: , so thou shalt, give the congregation and their beasts drink. nd Moses took the rod from before the LoRD, as he commanded him. 10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock 3 11, And, Moses lifted, up his hand, and with his rod he smote e rock twice: came out abundantly, tion drank, 0.

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JMoses' message to Edom. 12 TI And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me, not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children, of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring. this congregation into the land whichi have given them.

13 This is the water of Meribah; the

because the children of Israel strove with the Lord, and he was sanctified in them. 14 LAnd Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto, the king of Edom.Thus saith thy brother Is: rael, Thou knowest aii the travail that hath befallen us: - How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers: 16 And when we cried unto the LoRD, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out.o £o and behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border: 17 Let, us pass, I pray...thee, o: 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 go by the king's high-way, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy bur

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sword. 19 And, the children of Israel said unto him, We will go by the #."; and if I and my cattle drink of thy, water, then I will pay for it; I will only, without doing any thing else, go through on my

ee 20 And he said, Thou shalt not go through. Ånd Edom came out ainst him with much people, and with a strong hand. Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from

him. 22 is And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, jourmeyed from Kadesh, and came unto mount Hor. And , the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast of the land of Edoin,

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re. 27 And Moses did as the Lord commanded; and they went u into mount Hor in the sight of §§ oses stripped Aaron of

the congregation. 28 And ii his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there in the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount. .29 And when, all the congrega tion saw that, Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel. %. #: Serp y ents. - # Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of the spies; then he fought, against. Israel, and took some of them prisoners. And Israel, vowed a vow unto the LoRn, and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this people into my hund, then I will utterly destroy their cities. 3 And the Lorp 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 Hormah. 4 is And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red Sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way. 5 And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought.us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for ore is no bread, neither is any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread. And the Lord sent fiery serso among the people, and they jit, the people; and much people of Israel died. 7, Is Therefore the Wo. came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the Lorn, 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 set it upon a

Israelites bit ND when

ery serpent, an ole; and it shall

ye rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah.

come to pass, that every one that

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