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25 ceeded out of your mouth. And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben spake unto Moses, saying, Thy servants
26 will do as my lord commandeth. Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our cattle, shall be there in the cities of
27 Gilead. But thy servants will pass over every man armed
28 for war, before the Lord to battle, as my lord saith. So concerning them Moses commanded Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the chief fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, that they should have the land if they
29 performed the condition: And Moses said unto them, If the children of- Gad, and the children of Reuben will pass with you ovei» Jordan, every man armed to battle before the Lord, and the land shall be subdued before you; then ye shall give
30 them the land, of Gilead for a possession; But if they wiH not pass over with you armed, they shall have possessions
31 among you in the land of Canaan. And the children of Gad, and the children of Reuben answered, saying, As the Lord
32 hath said unto thy servants, so will we do. We will pass over armed before the Lord into the land of Canaan, that the possession of our inheritance on this side Jordan [may be] ours.
33 And Moses gave unto them, [even] to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and unto half the tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, who, it seems, either by the appointment of Moses, or by their otvn request, tvere joined vtith them, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land with the cities thereof, in the coasts, [even] the cities of the country round about.
34 And the children of Gad bulk Dibpn, and Ataroth, and
35 Aroer, And Atroth, Shophan, and Jaazer, and Jogbehah,
36 And Bcthnimrah, and Bethharan, fenced cities: and folds ~7 for sheep. And the children of Reuben built Heshbon, and
38 Elealeh, and Kirjahthaim, And Nebo, and Baalmeon, (their names being changed) and Shibmah: and gave othtr names unto the cities which they builded; that is, they refiairedthe cities, and changed the names of some that were called
39 after their idols. And the children of Machir the son of Manasseh, some of the remoter descendants of Manatseh, (for his sons must have been dead long before,) went to Gilead, and took if, and dispossessed the Amorite which [was] in it.
40 And Moses gave halfnf Gilead unto Machir the son of Ma
41 nasseh; and he dwelt therein. And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took the small towns thereof, and called them
42 Havoth Jair. And Nobah went and took Kenath, and th? villages thereof, and called it Nobah, after his own name. Thus the matter, was fully settled; but the Reubenites suffered tor their request, being the fyrst that were carried cajitive, \ Chron. v. 25.
'I. "\7t7'E maF observe, that the love of ease, and a fondness V V for the world, makes many fall short of the heavenly Canaan, the good land which God hath promised, the better country. When men have got some good things here, they are ready to sit down and forget the world for which they were intended. They do not care to suffer the mortifications and difficulties of a religious life. They are so well satisfied with this world, as not to desire a better; and take up their abode here, as if all their liappincss consisted in worldly enjoyments. This is the ruin of thousands. Love not the world, then, for the gospel says, If any man love the world, the love of the father is not in lam; if any man will come to me let him deny himself; and the language of God's providence is, Arise, and depart, for this is not your rest, L,et us attend to it, and direct our views to that world which God hath promised, and where alone we can be safe and happy.
?. The judgments of God upon transgressors should be a warning to us, that we do not fall into the same iniquity. Moses •warns the people of what their fathers suffered for rebelling against God; and the same Providence now warns us, for these things were -written for our instruction. God is the same holy God, equally jealous of his honour, has the same power to inflict punishments, and his fierce anger will be augmented if we do not take warning. Let us lopk to ourselves that we provoke not God, for it will be to our destruction.
3 . If men sin against the Lord, they may be sure that their sin, sooner or later, -will find them out: however secret the commission, whatever plausible excuses or pretences they may make for jt, God remembers it. He will set their sine in order before them i they will feel the horrors of them in their consciences, and the •wrath of God abiding on them- Providence may bring them to light, to their shame and confusion here; but certainly they will find them out at the great day; and, when weighed in God's righteous balance, they trill be found "wanting. Let us learn hence, to consider the evil of sin, and not think of it as a light matter: may we labour to find out our sins, and sincerely repent pf them, that they may not rise against us another day.
The two and forty journey* of the Israelites; and tlie order for dev straying the Cqnoanitcs.
I *T*HESE [are] the journeys of the children of Israel, JL which went forth out of the land of Egypt with their
i armies under the hand of Moses and Aaron. And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys, by the commandment of the Lord: and these [are] their journeys
5 according to their goings out. And they departed from Ram-? eses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month: on the morrdw after the passover the children of Israel went
4 out wiU) an high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians. For
the Egyptians buried all [their] firstborn, which the Lord had
smitten among them: upon their gods also the Lord exe*
. 5 cuted judgments. And the children of Israel removed from
6 Rameses, and pitched in Succoth. And they departed from Succoth, and pitched in Etham, which [is] in the edge of the
7 wilderness. And they removed from Etham, and turned again unto Pihahiroth, which [is] before Baalzephon: and
8 they pitched before Migdol. And they departed from before Pihahiroth, and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness, and -went three days' journey in the wilderness of
9 Etham, and pitched in Marah. And they removed from. Marah, and came unto Elira: and in Elim [were] twelve fountains of water] and threescore and ten palm trees, and
10 they pitched there. And they removed from Elim, and en
11 camped by the Red sea. And they removed from the Red 11 sea, and encamped in the wilderness of Sin. And they took
their journey out of the wilderness of Sin, and encamped in
13 Dophkah. And they departed from Dophkah, and encamped
14 in Alush. And they removed from Alush, and encamped at
15 Rephidim, where was no. water for the people to drink. And they departed from Rephidim, and pitched in the wilderness
16 of Sinai. And they removed from the desert of Sinai, and It pitched at Kibrothhattaavah. And they departed from Ki
18 brothhattaavah, and encamped at Hazeroth. And they de
19 parted from Hazeroth, and pitched in Rithmah. And they
20 departed from Rithmah, and pitched at Rimmonparez. And they departed from Rimmonparez, and pitched in Libnah.
31 And they removed from Libnah, and pitched at Rissah. And
22 they journeyed from Rissah, and pitched in Kehelathah. And
23 they went from Kehelathah, and pitched in mount Shapher,
24 And they removed from mount Shapher, and encamped in
25 Haradah. And fthey removed from Haradah, and pitched
26 in Milkhelot*i. And they removed from Makheloth, and
27 encamped at Tahath. And they departed from Tahath, and J8 pitched at Tarah. And they removed from Tarah, and 29 pitched in Mithcah. And they went from Mithcah, and 50 pitched in Hashmonah. And they departed from JI ash mo
31 nah, and-encamped at Moseroth. And they departed from
32 Meseroth, and pitched in Benejaakan. And they removed
33 from Benejaakan, and encamped at Horhagidgad. And they
34 went from Horhagidgad, and pitched in Jotbathah. And they
35 removed from Jotbathah, and encamped at Ebronah. And they departed from Ebronah, and encamped at Eziongaber.
36 And they removed from Eziongaber, and pitched in the wil
37 derness of Zin, which [is] Kadesh. And they removed from Kadesh, and pitched in mount Hot, in the edge of the land o*. Edom.
38 And Aaron the priest went up into mount Hor at die commandment of the Lord, and died there, in the fortieth year after the children of Israel were come out of th« land of
39 Egypt, in the first [day] of the fifth month. And Aaron [was] an hundred and twenty and three years old when he
40 died in mount Hor. And king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming
41 of the children 6f Israel. And they departed from mount
42 Hor, and pitched in Zalmonah. And they departed from
43 Zalmonah, and pitched in Punon. And they departed from
44 Punon, and pitched in Oboth. And they departed from Oboth, and pitched in Ijeabarim, in the border of Moab.
45 And they departed from lim, and pitched in Dibongad.
46 And they removed from Dibongad, and encamped in Almon
47 diblathaim. And they removed from Almondtblathaim, and
48 pitched in the mountains of Abarim before Nebo. And they departed from the mountains of Abarim, and pitched in the
49 plains of Moab by Jordan [near] Jericho. And they pitched by Jordan, from Bethjesimoth [even^ -unto Abelshitthn in. the plains of Moab.
50 And the Lord spake unto Moses in the plains of Moab by
51 Jordan [near] Jerioho, saying, Speak urtto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye are passed over Jordan
0 - into the land of Canaan ; Then ye shall drive out afll the inhabitants of the land from before yon, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck
53 down all their high places: And ye shall dispossess [the inhabitants of] the land, and dwell therein: for I have given
5.4 you the land to possess it. And ye shall divide the land by lot lur an inheritance among your families: [and] to the more ye shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer ye •hall give the less inheritance: every man's [inheritance] •hall be in the place where his lot falletli; according to the
55 tribes of your fathers ye shall inherit. But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you ; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them [shall be] pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall
56 vex you in the land wherein ye dwell. Moreover, it shall come to pass [that] I shall do unto you, as I thought to do unto them.
Tin bordert of the land, '•and the name* of the men that shall divide it.
\ \ N D the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Command
2 Jl\. the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land of Canaan; (this [is] the land that shall fall unto you for an inheritance, [even] the land of Canaan
3 with the coasts thereof:) Then your south quarter shall be frqm the wilderness of Zin along by the coast of Edom, and your south border shall be the outmost coast of the salt sea
4 eastward: And your border shall turn from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass on to Zin: and the going forth thereof shall be from the south to Kadeshbarnca, and shall
5 go on to Hazaraddar, and pass on to Azmon: And the border shall fetch a compass from Azmon unto the river of
6 Egypt, and the goings out of it shall be at the sea. And [as for] the western border, ye shall even have the great sea for
7 a border: this shall be your west border. And this shall be your north border; from the great sea, ye shall point out for
8 you mount Hor. From mount Hor ye shall point out [your border] unto the entrance of Hamath; and the goings forth
9 of the border shall be to Zedad: And the border shall go on to Ziphron, and the goings out of it shall be at Hazarenan:
10 this shall be your north border. And ye shall point out your
11 east border from Hazarenan to Shepham: And the coast shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain ; and the border shall descend, and shall reach unto the
12 side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward: And the border shall go down to Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at the salt sea: this shall be your land with the coasts thereof round about.
IS And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, This [is] the land which ye shall inherit by lot, which the Lokd commanded to give unto the nine tribes, and to the half tribe:
14 For the tribe of the children of Reuben according to the house