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his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them A.C. 1451. through with his arrows.

9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great 1 Gen. xlix. 9. lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.

10 | And Balak's anger was kindled against Balaam, and he 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.

11 Therefore now flee thou to thy place: I thought to promote thee unto great honour ; but, lo, the Lord hath kept thee back from honour.

12 And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I not also to thy messengers which thou sentest unto ine, saying,

13 If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment of the LORD, to do either good or bad of mine own mind; but what LORD saith, that will I speak ?

14 And now, behold, I go unto my people : come therefore, and I will advertise thee what this people shall do to thy people in the latter days.

15 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:

16 He hath said, which heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of the most High, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open

17 I shall see him, but not now : I shall behold bim, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall * smite the corners Or, smite of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth.

18 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly.

19 Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion, and shall destroy him that remaineth of the city. 20 And when he looked on Amalek, he took up

his parable, and said, Amalek was + the first of the nations ; + Or, the first but his latter end I shall be that he perish for ever.

21 And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his para- . ble, and said, Strong is thy dwellingplace, and thou puttest for shall be thy nest in a rock. 22 Nevertheless & the Kenite shall be wasted, || until

li Or, how long Asshur shall carry thee away captive.

23 And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall fet un carry live when God doeth this!

24 And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim, and


the princes of Moab.

of the nations that warred against Israel,

struction. Ex. xvii 14

Heb. Kain.

shall it be ere


A.C. 1451. shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, and he also shall

perish for ever.

25 And Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place: and Balak also went his way.

The forty-second Journey The Plains of Moab-Encamp

ment by Beth-jesimoth and Abel-shittim.

49 And they pitched by Jordan, from Beth-jesimoth even
unto *m Abel-shíttim in the plains of Moab.

Idolatry of Baal-Peor.

* Or, the
plains of
in Ch. xxv. I.

1 Israel at Shittim commit whoredom and idolatry. 6 Phinehas killeth Zimri and

Cozbi. 10 God therefore giveth him an cverlasting priesthood. 16 The Midian-
ites are to be vexed.

n Ch. xxxiii. 49.

o Deut. iv. 3. Josh, xxii. 17.

1 And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab.

2 And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods : and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods.

3 And Israel joined himself unto Baal-peor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel.

4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce anger of the Lord may be turned away from Israel.

5 And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baal-peor.

6 And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

7 And P when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand;

8 And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel.

9 And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.

10 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of

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& Ecclus. xlv. 24. 1 Mac. ii.

Israel, while he was zealous * for my sake among them, that A.C. 1451. I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.

12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my cove- my zeal. nant of peace :

13 And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the 54. covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel.

14 Now the name of the Israelite that was slain, even that was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a + chief house among the Simeonites.

15 And the name of the Midianitish woman that was slain was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur; he was head over a people, and of a chief house in Midian.

16 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 17 Vex the Midianites, and smite them:

18 For they vex you with their wiles, wherewith they have beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of Midian, their sister, which was slain in the day of the plague for Peor's sake.

Third numbering of the People.

+ Heb, house of a father.

t Ch. xxxi 2.


1 The sum of all Israel is taken in the plains of Moab. 52 The law of dividing among them the inheritance of the land. 57 The families and number of the Levites. 63 None were left of them which were numbered at Sinai, but Caleb and Joshua.

1 And it came to pass after the plague, that the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, saying,

2 Take the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, from twenty years old and upward, throughout their u Ch. i. 3. fathers' house, all that are able to go to war in Israel.

3 And Moses and Eleazar the priest spake with them in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying,

4 Take the sum of the people, from twenty years old and upward; as the LORD 'commanded Moses and the children x Ch. i. 1. of Israel, which went forth out of the land of Egypt.

5 l Reuben, the eldest son of Israel : the children of y Gen. xlvi. 8. Reuben; Hanoch, of whom cometh the family of the Hanoch- Chrom. v. 1. ites: of Pallu, the family of the Palluites:

6 Of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites : of Carmi, the family of the Carmites.

7 These are the families of the Reubenites: and they that were numbered of them were forty and three thousand and seven hundred and thirty.

z Gen. xlvi.

21, Jarib.
b Gen. xlvi.
10, Zobar,

c Gen. xlvi. 16, Ziphion.

A.C. 1451. 8 And the sons of Pallu ; Eliab.

9 And the sons of Eliab; Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. This is that Dathan and Abiram, which were famous in the congregation, who strove against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, when they strove against the LORD:

10 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men: and they became a sign.

11 Notwithstanding the children of Korah died not.

12 | The sons of Simeon after their families: of - Nemuel, Jembach, . 15, the family of the Nemuelites : of Jamin, the family of the a 1 Chron. iv. Jaminites: of a Jachin, the family of the Jachinites:

13 Of b Zerah, the family of the Zarhites: of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites.

14 These are the families of the Simeonites, twenty and two thousand and two hundred.

15 ( The children of Gad after their families: of Zephon, the family of the Zephonites : of Haggi, the family of the

Haggites : of Shuni, the family of the Shunites : Or, Exbon, 16 Of* Ozni, the family of the Oznites : of Eri, the family Gen. xlvi. 16. of the Erites :

17 Of Arod, the family of the Arodites: of Areli, the family of the Arelites.

18 These are the families of the children of Gad according to those that were numbered of them, forty thousand and five hundred.

19 q The sons of Judah were Er and Onan: and Er and xxxviii, 2, &c. Onan died in the land of Canaan.

20 And the sons of Judah after their families were; of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites: of Pharez, the family of the Pharzites: of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites.

21 And the sons of Pharez were; of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites.

22 These are the families of Judah according to those that were numbered of them, threescore and sixteen thousand and five hundred.

23 9 Of the sons of Issachar after their families: of Tola, + Or, Phuvah. the family of the Tolaites: of + Pua, the family of the Pu

nites :

24 Of #Jashub, the family of the Jashubites: of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites.

25 These are the families of Issachar according to those that were numbered of them, threescore and four thousand and three hundred.

26 q Of the sons of Zebulun after their families: of Se

d Gen.

Or, Job.

red, the family of the Sardites: of Elon, the family of the A.C. 1451. Elonites: of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites.

27 These are the families of the Zebulunites according to those that were numbered of them, threescore thousand and five hundred.

28 q The sons of Joseph after their families were Manasseh and Ephraim.

29 Of the sons of Manasseh : of Machir, the family of Josh. xvii. 1. the Machirites: and Machir begat Gilead : of Gilead come the family of the Gileadites.

30 These are the sons of Gilead : of Jeezer, the family of the Seezerites: of Helek, the family of the Helekites :

31 And of Asriel, the family of the Asrielites: and of Shechem, the family of the Shechemites:

32 And of Shemida, the family of the Shemidaites : and of Hepher, the family of the Hepherites.

33 9 And * Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, f Ch. xxvii. I. but daughters : and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.

34 These are the families of Manasseh, and those that were numbered of them, fifty and two thousand and seven hundred.

35 | These are the sons of Ephraim after their families : of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthalhites: of & Becher, ' Chron. vii. the family of the Bachrites: of Tahan, the family of the Tahanites.

36 And these are the sons of Shuthelah : of Eran, the family of the Eranites.

37 These are the families of the sons of Ephraim according to those that were numbered of them, thirty and two thousand and five hundred. These are the sons of Joseph after their families.

38 The sons of Benjamin after their families : of Bela, the family of the Belaites: of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites : of " Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites :

39 Of Shupham, the family of the Shuphamites : of Chron. viii. Hupham, the family of the Huphamites.

40 And the sons of Bela were k Ard and Naaman: of and Humpim. Ard, the family of the Ardites: and of Naaman, the family vii. 3, Addar. of the Naamites.

41 These are the sons of Benjamin after their families : and they that were numbered of them were forty and five thousand and six hundred.

42 These are the sons of Dan after their families : of * Shuham, the family of the Shuhamites. These are the * Or,Hushim. families of Dan after their families.

43 All the families of the Shuhamites, according to those


h Gen. xlvi. 21, Ehi.

1, Aharah. i Gen. xlvi.


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