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Moses smiteth the rock.
His message to Edom.
o Ex, 17. 6. Deut. 8. 15. 1 Cor. 10.4
Lev. 15. 5.
Deul 1.37.& 3, 26. & 32.51. 9 Lev. 10. S. Ez. 20. 41. & 36. 23. & 38.16. 1 Pet. 3. 15.
Ps. 95, 8. &
a ch. 33. 36.
Ex. 18. 8.
ch. 26. 59.
&c. & 23. 7. Obad. 10, 12 a Gen. 46. 6.
Acts 7. 15. w Ex. 12 40.
CEx. 17. 1.
Deut. 26. 6. Acts 7. 19. y Ex. 2. 23. &
3. 7. z Ex. 3. 2. & 14. 19. & 23. 20. & 33. 2
ch. 14. 2
I ch. 11. 1, 33.
32, 35, 49. & Ex. 17. 3.
Deut. 2. 27.
B. C. statute unto them, that he that and with his rod he smote the rock | B. C. 1453. about 1471. sprinkleth the water of separation twice: and the water came out
shall wash his clothes; and he that abundantly, and the congregation
12 | And the LORD spake unto Mou Hag. 2 13. 22 And whatsoever the unclean ses and Aaron, Because P ye believed p ch. 27, 14.
person toucheth shall be unclean; me not, to 9 sanctify me in the eyes
shall not bring this congregation into
the land which I have given them. CHAPTER XX.
13 - This is the water of Meribah ; That is, The children of Israel come to Zin, where Miriam because the children of Israel strove dicth. 2 They murmur for want of water. 7 Mo- with the LORD, and he was sanctified Deat
. SS. 8. scs smiteth the rock al Meribah, and water
cometh in them. forth, 14 Moses at Kadesh desireth a passage
106. S2, &c. through Edom, which is denicdn. 22 Aaron dieth at 14 | And Moses sent messengers Judg. 11. 16,
from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, 1453.
came the children of Is-Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou rael, even the whole congrega- knowest all the travail that hath + be- | Heb. found tion, into the desert of Zin in the first fallen us :
onth : and the people abode in 15 "How our fathers went down intot Deut. 2. 4, b Ex. 15. 20. Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and Egypt, wand we have dwelt in Egypt was buried there.
a long time; * and the Egyptians vex2 And there was no water for the ed us, and our fathers : d ch. 16. 19, 42. congregation : dand they gathered 16 Ánd y when we cried unto the Ex. 1.11, &c.
themselves together against Moses Lord, he heard our voice, and a sent
an angel, and hath brought us forth e Ex. 17. 2 3 And the people echode with Mo- out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in
ses, and spake, saying, Would God Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of
that we had died 'when our brethren thy border. & 14.37. & 16. died before the LORD!
17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through
a See ch.21.22
the wells: we will go by the king's
against thee with the sword.
door of the tabernacle of the congre- way: and if I and my cattle drink of b ch. 14. 5. & gation, and they fell upon their thy water, then I will pay for it: IDeut. 2 6,
faces : and the glory of the LORD will only, without doing any thing
else, go through on my feet.
through. And Edom came out against 8 * Take the rod, and gather thou him with much people, and with a the assembly together, thou and strong hand. Aaron thy brother, and speak ye 21 Thus Edom a refused to give Israel a See Deut. 2
27, 29. unto the rock before their eyes ; passage through his border: wherefore and it shall give forth his water, Israel e turned away from him. and 'thou shalt bring forth to them 22 | And the children of Israel, even
Judg. 11, 18.
of the land of Edom, saying,
rebelled against my #word at the wa11 And Moses lifted up his hand, ter of Meribah.
The death of Aaron.
The brazen serpent.
Ich 38 S.
9 ch. 33. 43.
A Ranitem which are the the died in the Red sea, and in the brooks
b ch. 13. 21.
B. C. 1453. 25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his 8 And the LORD said unto Moses, B. C. 1452.
son, and bring them up unto mount Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it
upon a pole ; and it shall come to
John 3.14, 15. people, and shall die there.
brass, and put it upon a pole; and it 21 And Moses did as the LORD came to pass, that if a serpent had commanded : and they went up into bitten any man, when he beheld the mount Hor in the sight of all the serpent of brass, he lived. congregation.
10 [ And the children of Israel set I EL 29 29, 30. 28 And Moses stripped Aaron of forward, and "pitched in Oboth. 1432. his garments, and put them upon 11 And they journeyed from Oboth, - ch. 33. 44.
Eleazar his son; and mAaron died and "pitched at I lje-abarim, in the || Or, Heaps of Dette 10.6. & there in the top of the mount: and wilderness which is before Moab, to
Moses and Eleazar came down from ward the sunrising.
12 1 From thence they removed, Deut. 2 13. 29 And when all the congregation and pitched in the valley of Zered.
saw that Aaron was dead, they 13 From thence they removed, and $ 5o Deut 34. mourned for Aaron a thirty days, pitched on the other side of Arnon, even all the house of Israel.
which is in the wilderness that
cometh out of the coasts of the CHAPTER XXI. Amorites : for 'Arnon is the border ch. 22. 36.
Judg. 11. 18. Israel destroy the Canaanites at Hormah. 4 The peo- of Moab, between Moab and the ple murmur and are plagued with flery serpents. 7 Amorites. They repent, and are healed in looking upon the brazen serpent. 10 Sundry journeys of the Israelites.
14 Wherefore it is said in the book 21 Sihon is overcome, 33 and also Og. of the wars of the Lord, "What he || Or, Vaheb in
Suphah. See Judg. 1.
naanite, dwelt of south, heard tell that Israel came 15 And at the stream of the brooks by the way of the spies; then he that goeth down to the dwelling of u Deut.2.18,29. fought against Israel, and took some Ar, "and + lieth upon the border of + Heb.leaneth. of them prisoners.
Moab, € Gel 2... 2 And Israel vowed a vow unto 16 And from thence they went 'to - Judg. 9. 21. Jug. 11.30.
the LORD, and said, If thou wilt Beer: that is the well whereof the
indeed deliver this people into my Lord spake unto Moses, Gather the Lev. 2.hand, then I will utterly destroy people together, and I will give them their cities.
water. 3 And the LORD hearkened to the 17 I 3 Then Israel sang this song, voice of Israel, and delivered up the + Spring up, 0 well; Il sing ye unto it: Heb. Ascend. Canaanites; and they utterly destroy- 18 The princes digged the well, the || Or, answer.
ed them and their cities : and he call- nobles of the people digged it, by the IT tuntia. L'itter ed the name of the place I Hormah. direction of ? the lawgiver, with their 2 Is. 33. 22. .ch 20.22&
41 And they journeyed from mount staves. And from the wilderness they
Hor by the way of the Red sea, to went to Mattanah : ! Judg. 11. 19. "compass the land of Edom: and the 19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel : 10, grieved soul of the people was much dis- and from Nahaliel to Bamoth : couraged because of the way.
20 And from Bamoth in the valley, 5 And the people <spake against that is in the country of Moab, to 1 Heb. field. Ps. 73. 19. Ex. 16. 3. &
God, and against Moses, Where the top of Pisgah, which looketh || 0r, The hill.
Judg. 11. 19. light bread.
22 °Let me pass through thy land : 6 And the LORD sent 'fiery ser- we will not turn into the fields, or pents among the people, and they into the vineyards ; we will not drink bit the people; and much people of of the waters of the well: but we Israel died.
will go along by the king's high way, Pa 73. 34. 79 m 'Therefore the people came to until we be past thy borders.
Moses, and said, We have sinned, for 23 d And Sihon would not suffer a Deut. 23. 7.
we have spoken against the Lord, Israel to pass through his border : • Er.,
and against thee; opray unto the but Sihon gathered all his people Loss 13.6. LORD, that he take away the serpents together, and went out against Israel from us. And Moses prayed for the into the wilderness : and he came to
Judg. 11. 20. people.
Jahaz, and fought against Israel.
y Ex. 15. 1. Ps. 105. 2. & 106. 12.
11 Or, The wil
derness. 1 ch. 23. 28.
c ch. 2. 17.
ki Ca. 10.9. I Deat. & 15.
Acts 2 21
Deut. 2. 32.
Sihon and Og are overcome.
Balak sendeth for Balaan.
Deut. 2. 33.
& 136. 19. Am. 2. 9.
Josh. 13. 21.
e Deut. 23. 4.
2 Pet. 2. 15. Jude 11.
Rev. 2. 14. [ See ch. 23. 7. Deut. 23. 4.
h Deut. 2. 9,
33. 13. Jer.
k Jer. 48. 18,
B. C. 1452. 24 And 'Israel smote him with the saw all that Israel had done to the B. C. 1452.
edge of the sword, and possessed his Amorites. & 29.7.-Josh. | land from Arnon unto Jabbok, even 3 And Moab was sore afraid of the CEx. 15. 15. 12. 1, 2. & 24. unto the children of Ammon : for the people, because they were many : and Ps. 133, 10, 17. border of the children of Ammon was Moab was distressed because of the strong.
children of Israel. 25 And Israel took all these cities : 4 And Moab said unto the elders : ch.31. 8. and Israel dwelt in all the cities of of Midian, Now shall this company
the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all lick up all that are round about us, as + Ileb. daugh- the t villages thereof.
the ox licketh up the grass of the 26 For Heshbon was the city of field. And Balak the son of Zippor Sihon the king of the Amorites, who was king of the Moabites at that time. had fought against the former king of 5 He sent messengers therefore Moab, and taken all his land out of unto Balaam the son of Beor to his hand, even unto Arnon.
'Pethor, which is by the river of the Mic. 6. 5. 27 Wherefore they that speak in land of the children of his people, to proverbs say, Come into Heshbon, call him, saying, Behold, there is a let the city of Sihon be built and people come out from Egypt: behold, prepared :
they cover the + face of the earth, and 1 Heb. cye. & Jer. 48. 45, 28 For there is a fire gone out of they abide over against me.
Heshbon, a flame from the city of 6 Come now therefore, I pray thee,
Sihon: it hath consumed "Ar of 6curse me this people ; for they are & ch. 23. 7. 18. 18. 15. 1. Moab, and the lords of the high too mighty for me : peradventure I places of Arnon.
shall prevail, that we may smite them, 29 Woe to thee, Moab! thou art and that I may drive them out of the i Judg. 11. 24. undone, O people of Chemosh: he land: for I wot that he whom thou 33. 2 Kings' hath given his sons that escaped, and blessest is blessed, and he whom thou
his daughters, into captivity unto cursest is cursed. 48. 7, 13. Sihon king of the Amorites.
7 And the elders of Moab and 30 We have shot at them; Hesh- the elders of Midian departed with bon is perished even kunto Dibon, the rewards of divination in their 11 Sam. 9. 7, S. and we have laid them waste even hand; and they came unto Balaam, unto Nophah, which reacheth unto and spake unto him the words of Medeba.
here this night, and I will bring
9 k And God came unto Balaam, and *Gen. 20. &
11 Behold, there is a people come 34 And the Lord said unto Moses, out of Egypt, which covereth the p Fear him not: for I have deliver- face of the earth : come now, curse ed him into thy hand, and all his me them; peradventure + I shall be + Heb. I shau
prerail is people, and his land ; and a thou shalt able to overcome them, and drive 11. & 156.20. do to him as thou didst unto Sihon them out.
king of the Amorites, which dwelt at 12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou
shalt not go with them ; thou shalt Deut. 3. 3, 4, 35 "So they smote him, and his not curse the people : for 'they are
sons, and all his people, until there blessed.
ing, and said unto the princes of Ba-
lak, Get you into your land : for the
Lord refuseth to give me leave to go
and they went unto Balak, and said,
ND a the children of Israel set Balaam refuseth to come with us.
forward, and pitched in the 15 And Balak sent yet again princes, plains of Moab on this side Jordan more, and more honourable than they. by Jericho.
16 And they came to Balaam, and # Judg. 11. 25. 2 [ And Balak the son of Zippor I said to him, Thus saith Balak the
1 (s. 15. 2
mch. 32. 1. Jer, 48. 32.
a Deut.3, 1. & 29 7.
o Josh. 13. 12.
p Deut. 3, 2.
q ver. 24.
Jighting ayxainst him.
I ch. 23. 20.
a ch. 33. 48.
An angel opposeth Balaam.
Balak meeteth Balaam.
+ Heb. Be not thon letted
| Heb. roho
z See Gen, 21. 19.
Luke 24. 16, 31.
a Ex, 34. 8.
B. C. 1452. son of Zippor, + Let nothing, I pray | Am not 1 thine ass, + upon which B. C. 1452
thee, hinder thee from coming unto thou hast ridden lever since I was
thine unto this day? was I ever wont fross, c. 17 For I will promote thee unto to do so unto thee? And he said, very great honour, and I will do Nay.
thou wast,&c. whatsoever thou sayest unto me : 31 Then the LORD ? opened the eyes * come therefore, I pray thee, curse of Balaam, and he saw the angel of
2 Kings 6. 17. me this people.
the LORD standing in the way, and 18 And Balaam answered and said his sword drawn in his hand : and he unto the servants of Balak, . If Balak a bowed down his head, and lifell flat | Or, bowed
himself. would give me his house full of silver on his face. * 1 Kings 22 and gold, 'I cannot go beyond the 32 And the angel of the Lord said
word of the Lord my God, to do less unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitį 2 Chr. 18. 13.
ten thine ass these three times ? Be19 Now therefore, I pray you, P tarry hold, I went out + to withstand thee, + Hebs to be
an adversary ye also here this night, that I may because thy way is perverse before know what the LORD will say unto me :
b 2 Pet. 2. 14, 33 And the ass saw me, and turned 20 9 And God came unto Balaam at from me these three times : unless night, and said unto him, If the men she had turned from me, surely now come to call thee, rise up, and go with also I had slain thee, and saved her
them; but yet the word which I shall alive. cb. 33. 12, 28.
say unto thee, that shalt thou do. 34 And Balaam said unto the angel
21 And Balaam rose up in the morn- of the LORD, “I have sinned; for I c 1 Sam. 15. 24,
way against me: now therefore, if it Job 34. 31, 32. 22 | And God's anger was kindled displease thee, I will get me back + Heb.be evil
in thine eyes. because he went: Sand the angel of again. the LORD stood in the way for an 35 And the angel of the Lord said adversary against him. Now he was unto Balaam, Go with the men: dbut ver. 20. riding upon his ass, and his two serv- only the word that I shall speak unto ants were with him.
thee, that thou shalt speak. So Ba! See 2 Kings 23 And 'the ass saw the angel of the laam went with the princes of Balak.
LORD standing in the way, and his 36 | And when Balak heard that
the utmost coast.
to me? am I not able indeed 5 to pro- & ver, 17,
word that God putteth in my mouth, 1 Kings 22. 26 And the angel of the Lord went that shall I speak. further, and stood in a narrow place, 39 And Balaam went with Balak, where was no way to turn either to and they came unto 1 Kirjath-huzoth. 11.0r, A city
of streets. the right hand or to the left.
40 And Balak offered oxen and sheep,
brought him up into the high places i Deut. 12 2 28 And the LORD "opened the mouth of Baal, that thence he might see the
of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, utmost part of the people. 1
What have I done unto thee, that
Balak's sacrifices and Balaam's parables.
would there were a sword in mine and prepare me here seven oxen and
Balak's sacrifices and
the parables of Balaam.
b ver. 14, 30.
c ver. 15.
d ch. 24, 1.
Mal, 3. 6.
solitary. e ver. 16.
22. 17. Num. 22. 12.
fver. 16. ch.22.
29. 45, 46. & 33. 14. a Ps. 89. 15.
c Deut. 33. 17. Job 39. 10, 11
& ver.19. ch.24. 3, 15, 23. Job
Ps. 78. 2.
i 1 Sam. 17.10.
e Gen. 49. 9.
B. C. 1452. spoken; and Balak and Balaam "of-| And Balak said unto him, What hath B. C. 1452. fered on every altar a bullock and a the LORD spoken?
18 And he took up his parable, and 3 And Balaam said unto Balak, said, ' Rise up, Balak, and hear; heark- Judg. 8. 20. "Stand by thy burnt offering, and I en unto me, thou son of Zippor : will go : peradventure the Lord will 19 u God is not a man, that he should u1Sam. 15. 29. come a to meet me, and whatsoever lie; neither the son of man, that he
he sheweth me I will tell thee. And should repent: hath he said, and shall || Or, he went il he went to a high place.
he not do it? or hath he spoken, and 4 € And God met Balaam : and he shall he not make it good ? said unto him, I have prepared seven 20 Behold, I have received comaltars, and I have offered upon every mandment to bless : and 'he hath Gen. 12. 2. & altar a bullock and a ram.
blessed; and I cannot reverse it. 5 And the LORD 'put a word in 21 y He hath not beheld iniquity in y Rom. 4. 7, 8. 35. Deut.18
. Balaam's mouth, and said, Return | Jacob, neither hath he seen perverse
unto Balak, and thus thou shaltness in Israel : ? the Lord his God is z Ex. 13. 21. & speak.
with him, a and the shout of a king is 6 And he returned unto him, and, among them. lo, he stood by his burnt sacrifice, 22 God brought them out of Egypt; 6 ch. 24. 8. he, and all the princes of Moab. he hath as it were the strength of a
7 And he took up his parable, and unicorn. 2. 1. & 29.1. said, Balak the king of Moab hath
23 Surely there is no enchantment brought me from Aram, out of the l' against Jacob, neither is there any | Or, in. mountains of the east, saying, "Come, divination against Israel : according
curse me Jacob, and come, defy Is- to this time it shall be said of Jah ch.22.6,11,17. rael.
cob and of Israel, What hath God a Ps. 31. 12. & k (s. 47. 12, 13. 8 How shall I curse, whom God wrought!
hath not cursed ? or how shall I defy, 24 Behold, the people shall rise up
alone, and mshall not be reckoned 25 | And Balak said unto Balaam, Eph. 2. 14. among the nations.
Neither curse them at all, nor bless 10 - Who can count the dust of Ja-them at all.
cob, and the number of the fourth part 26 But Balaam answered and said + Heb.my soul, of Israel ? Let me die "the death of unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, or, my life.
the righteous, and let my last end be 5 All that the Lord speaketh, that I sver.12 ch.22
38. 1 Kings 11 And Balak said unto Balaam, 27 | And Balak said unto Balaam, p ch. 22. 11, 17. What hast thou done unto me? PI Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee h ver. 18
took thee to curse mine enemies, and, unto another place ; peradventure it
curse me them from thence.
13 And Balak said unto him, Come, 29 And Balaam said unto Balak,
in anger dismisscth him. 15 Hle prophesieth of the
Star of Jacob, and of the destruction of surdry na-
ND when Balaam saw that it
a ch. 33. 3, 15. • ver. 5 ch. 22. Sput a word in his mouth, and said, he went not, as at 4other times, + to Go again unto Balak, and say thus. seek for enchantments, but he set his
meeting of en. 17 And when he came to him, be- face toward the wilderness. hold, he stood by his burnt offering,
2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and the princes of Moab with him. / and he saw Israel abiding in his tents ch. 2 2. &c.
I Deut. 33, 28. m Ex. 33. 16. Ezra 9. 2.