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The law of vows.

Balaam slan 40 And Moses told the children of Israel ac-, 5 So there were delivered out of the thousanda cording to all that the LORD commanded" Moses. of Israel, a thousand of cocry tribe, iwelve thouCHAP. XXX.

sand armed for war. The obligation of voros.

6 And Moses sent uiein to the war, a thousand ND Moses spake unto the heads of the tribes of every tribe, them and Phinehas the son of This is the thing which the Lord hath com- strunents, and the trumpets to blow in iris hand manded.

7 And they warred against the Midianites, ils 2 \ a man vow a vow unto the Lord, or swear the LORD commanded Moses; and they slew an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall all the males. nol break his word, he shall do according to all 8 And they slew the kings of Midian, besides that proceedeth out of his mouth.

the rest of them that were slain ; namely, Evi, 3 ! If a woman also vow a vow unto the LORD, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five and bind herself by a bond, being in her father's kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of 'Beos house in her youth;

they slew with the sword. 4 And her father hear her vow, and her bond! 9 And the children of Israel took all the woinen wherewith she hath bound her soul, and her of Midian captives, and their little ones, and father shall hold his peace at her; then all her took the spoil of all their catule, and all their vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she flocks, and all their goods. hath bound her soul shall stand.

10 And they burnt all their cities wherein they 5 But if her father disallow her in the day that dwelt, and all their goodly casues, with fire. he heareth, not any of her vows or of her bonds, 11 And they took all the spoil, and all the prey, wherewith she hath bound her soul shall stand; both of men and of beasts. and the LORD shall forgive her, because her 12 And they brought the captives, and the prey, father disallowed her.

and the spoil unto Moses and Eleazar the priest, 6 1 And if she had at all a husband when she and unto the congregation of the children of vowed, or uttered aught out of her lips, where. Israel, unto the camp at the plains of Moal, with she bound her soul:

which are by Jordan near Jericho. 7 And her husband heard it, and held his peace 13 T And Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and al her in the day that he heard it: then her all the princes of the congregation, went forth to vows shall stand, and her bonds wherewith she meet them without the camp. bound her soul shall stand.

14 And Moses was wroth with the officers of the 8 But if her husband disallowed her on the day host, with the captains over thousands, and cap. that he heard it, then he shall make her vowtains over hundreds, which came from ihe batili. which she vowed, and that which she uttered 15 and Moses said unto them, Have ye saved with her lips, wherewith she bound her soul, of all the women alive? none effect; and the LORD shall forgive lier. 16 Behold, these caused the children of Israel, 9 1 But every vow of a widow, and of her that through the counsel of Balaain, lo commit trespass is divorced, wherewith they have bound their against the Lord in the matter of Peor, and there souls, shall stand against her.

was a plague among the congregation of the LORD. 10 Ånd if she vowed in her husband's house, 17 Now therefore kill every male among the or bound her soul by a bond with an oath; little ones, and kill every woman that hash 11 And her husband heard it, and held his known man by lying with him. peace at her, and disallowed her not: then an 18 But all the wonien-children, that have not her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith known a man by lying with him, keep alive for she bound her soul shall stand.

yourselves. 12 But if her husband hath utterly made them 19 And do ye abide without the camp seven void on the day he heard them ; then whatso- days: whosoever hath killed any person, ani ever proceeded out of her lips concerning her whosoever hath touched any slain, purify both vows, or concerning the bond of her soul, shall yourselves and your captives ou the third day, not stand : her husband hath made them void ; and on the seventh day. and the LORD shall forgive her.

20 And purify all your raiment, and all that is 13 Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict made of skins, and all work of goats' hair, and the soul, her husband may establish it, or her all things made of wood. husband may make it void.

21 And Cleazar thc priest said unto the nien of 14 But if her husband altogether hold his peace war which went to the battle, This is the ordi. at her from day to day; then he establisheth all nance of the law which the LORD coinmanded her vows, or all her bonds, which are upon lier: Moses ; he confirmeth them, because he held his peace 22 Only the gold, and the silver, the brass, the at her in the day that he heard them.

iron, the tin, and the lead, 15 But if he shall any ways make them void 23 Every thing that may abide the fire, ye shall after that he hath heard them; then he shall make it go through the fire, and it shall be clean: bear her iniquity.

nevertheless it shall be purified with the water 16 These are the statutes which the LORD com- of separation, and all that abideth not the fire manded Moses between a man and his wife, ye shall make go through the water. between the father and his daughter, being yet 24 And ye shall wash your clothes on the sev. in her youth in her father's house.

enth day, and ye shall be clean, and afterward CHAP. XXXI.

ye shall come into the camp. The Midianites destroyed.

25 11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, ND the LORD spake unto Moses,


26 Take the sum of the prey that was taken, anites : afterward shalt thou be gathered unto priest, and the chier fathers of the congregation : thy people.

27 And divide the prey into two parts; between 3 And Moses spake unto the people, saying, them that took the war upon them, who went Arm some of yourselves unto the war, and let out to battle, and between all the congregacion: them go against the Midianites, and avenge the 28 And levy a tribute unto the Lord of the man Lord of Midian.

of war which went out to battle : que soul or 4 Of every tribe a thousand, thronghout all the five hundred, both of the persons, and of the tribes of Israel, shall ye send to the war. Ibeeves, and of the asses, and of the sheep:

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The officers' voluntary oblation. NUMBERS.

Reubeniles, Gadites, &c 29 Take it of their half, and give it unto Elea- the land of Gilead, that behold, the place was a zar the priest, for a heave-otturing of the Lord. place for cattle;

30 And of thechildren of Israel's half, thou shalt 2 The children of Gad and the children of Rentake one portion of fifty, of thie persons, of the ben came and spake unto Moses, and to Eleazar beeves,of the asses, andor'the flocks, of all manner the priest, and unto the princes of the congregaot' beasts, and give them unto the Levites, which tion, saying, keep the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD. 3 Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jaazer, and Ninirah,

31 And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the and Heslibon, and Elealeh, and Shebam, and LORD commanded Moses.

Nebo, and Beon, 32 And the booty, being the rest of the prey 4 Even the country which the LORD smote bewhich the men of war liad cauglit, was six hun-fore the congregation of Israel, is a land for catdred thousand and seventy thousand and fivetle, and thy servants have cattle: thousand sheep,

5 Wherefore, said they, it' we have found grace in 33 And threescore and twelve thousand beeves, lliy sight, let this land be given unto thy servants 31 And threescore and one thousand asses, for a possession, and bring us not over Jordan. 35 And thirty and two thousand persons in all, 6 And Moses said unto the children of Gad of women that had not known man by lying and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brewith him.

thren go to war, and shall ye sit here? 36 And the half which was the portion of them 7 And wherefore discourage ye the heart of the that went out to war, was in number three hun-children of Israel from going over into the land dred thousand and seven and thirty thousand which the Lord hath given them ? and five hundred sheep:

8 Thus did your fathers, when I sent them 37 And the LORD's tribute of the slicep was six from Kadesh-barnea to see the land. Hrundred and threescore and fifteen.

9 For when they went up unto the valley of 38 And the beeves werc thirty and six thou- Eshcol, and saw the land, they discouraged the sand; of which the LORD's tribute toas three- heart of the children of Israel, that they sliould not score and twelve.

go into the land which the Lord had given them. :39 And the asses were thirty thousand and five 10 And the LORD's anger was kudicd the same hundred; of which the LORD's tribute was tinie, and he sware, saying, threescore and one.

11 Surely none of the men that came up out of 40. And the persons were sixtecn thousand, of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall which the Lord's tribute was thirty and iwo see the land which I sware unto Abraham, unco persons.

Isaac, and unto Jacob: because they have not 41 And Moses gave the tribute, which was the wholly followed me: LORD's heave-oilering, unto Eleazar the priest, 12 Save Calcb the son of Jephunneh the Kene as the LORD commanded Moses.

zite, and Joshua the son of Nun : for they have 42 And of the children of Israel's half, which wholly followed the LORD. Moses divided from the men that warred, 13 And the LORD's anger was kinilled against 43 (Now

the half that perlained unto the con- Israel, and he made them wander in the wilder. gregation was three hundred thousand and thirtyness forty years, until all the generation that had Thousand and seven thousand and five hundred done evil in the sight of the LORD was consumed. sheep,

14 Aud behold, ye are risen up in your fatlıcrs' 44 And thirty and six thousand bueves, stead, an increase of sinful men, 10 augment yer 43 And thiriy thousand asses and five liundred, the fierce anger of the LORD toward Israel. 46 And sixteen thousand persons ;)

15 For if ye turn away froni after him, he will 47 Even of the children of Israel's half, Moscs yet again leave them in the wilderness; and ye took one portion of fifty, both of man and of shall destroy all this people. beast, and gave them unto the Levites, wlrich 16 11 And they came near unto him, and said, kept the charge of the talernacle of the LORD ; We will build sheep-folds here for our cattle, as the LORD commanded Moses.

and cities for our little ones: 48 41 And the officers which were over thousands 17 But we ourselves will go ready armed before of the host, the captains of thousands, and cap- the children of Israel, until we have brought tains of hundreds, came near unto Moses : them unto their place: and our little oncs shall

49 And they said unto Moses, Thy servants have dwell in the fenced cities, because of the intaken the sum of the men of war which are under habitants of the land. our charge, and there lacketh not one man of us. 18 We will not return unto our houses, until 50 We have therefore brouglit an oblation for the children of Israel have inherited every man the LORD, what every man hath gotten, of jew- his inheritance. els of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, ear-rinys, 19 For we will not inherit with them on yonder anıldables, to make an atonement for our souls side Jordan, or forward; because our inheritance before the LORD.

is fallen to us on this side Jordan eastward. 51 Aerid Moses and Eleazar the priest took the 20 91 And Moses said unto them, If ye will do this gold of them, coen all wrought jewels. thing, if ye will go armed before ihe LORD to war, 52 And all the gold of the offering that they, 21 And will go all of you armed over Jordau offered up to the Lord, of the captains of thou- before the LORD, until he hath driven out his sands, and of the captains of hundreds, was six- enemies from before him, teen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels. 22 And the land be subdued before the LORD!

53 (For the men of war had taken spoil, every then afterward ye shall return, and be guiltless man for hiinself.)

before the LORD, and before Israel; and this 54 And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the land shall be your possession before the LORD. gold of the captains of thousands, and of hun- 23 But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have dreds, and brought it into the tabernacle of the sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin congregation, for a memorial for the children will find you out. or Israel before the LORD.

24 Build you cities for your little ones, and folds CHAP. XXXII.

for your sleep; and do that which hath proReuben, fc. solicit an inheritance. ceeded out of your mouth.

OW the children of Reuben and the children 25 And the children of Gad and the children of NOW

of Gad had a very great multitude of cat- Reuben spake unto Moses, saying, Thy servabu ile: and when they saw the land of Jaazer, and will do as my lord commandeth.


obtam their inkerilance.

Death of Aaron 26 Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all / wilderness, and went three days' journey in the our cattle, shall be there in the cities of Gilead : wilderness of Etham, and pitched in Marah.

27 But thy servants will pass over, every man 9 And they removed from Marah, and came armed for war, before the LORD 10 battle, as my unto Elim: and in Elim were twelve fountains lord saith.

of water, and threescore and ten palm-trees; 20 So concerning them Moses commanded Elea- and they pitched there. zar the priest, and Josliua the son of Nun, and the 10 And they renoved from Elin, and encampchief saihers of the tribes of the children of Israel: ed by the Red sea. 29 And Moses said unto them, If the children 11 And they removed from the Red sea, and of Gad and the children of Reuben will pass with encainped in the wilderness ot' Sin. you over Jordan, every man armed to battle, be: 12 And they took their journey out of the wilfore the Lord, and the land shall be subduedderness of sin, and encamped in Doplikah. before you; then ye shall give them the land of 13 And they departed from Dophkah, and enGilead for a possession :

camped in Alush. 30 But if they will not pass over with you arm- 14 And they removed from Alush, and encamp ed, they shall have possessious among you in the ed at Rephidim, where was no water for vic land of Canaan.

people to drink. 31 And the children of Gad and the children of 15 And they departed from Rephidim, and Reuben answered, saying, As the LORD hath pitched in the wilderness of Sinai. said unto thy servants, so will we do.

16 And they removed from the desert of Sinai, 32 We will pass over armed before the LORD and pitched at Kibroth-hattaavah. into the land of Canaan, that the possession of 17 And they departed from Kibroth-hattaavah, our inheritance on this side Jordan may be ours. and encamped at Hazeroth. 33 And Moses gave unto them, even to the chil. 18 And they departed fronı Hazeroth, and pitchdren of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and ed in Rithmah. unto hall the tribe of Manassel, the son of Jo- 19 And they departed from Rithmah, and pitchseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amo- ed at Rimmon-parez. rites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan,' 20 And they departed from Riminon-parez, and the land, with the cities thereof in the coasts, pitched in Libnah. eren the cities of the country round about. 21 And they removed from Libnah, and piich34 11 And the children of Gad built Dibon, and ed at Rissah. Ataroth, and Aroer,

22 And they journeyed from Rissah, and pitcli35 And Atroth, Shophan, and Jaazer, and Jog- ed in Kehelathah. behah,

23 And they went from Kehelathah, and pitch. 36 And Beth-nimrah, and Beth-haran, fenced ed in mount Shapher. cities : and folds for sheep.

24 And they removed from mount Shapher, 37And the children of Reuben built Ileshbon, and encamped in Haradah. and Elealeh, and Kirjathaim,

25 And they removed from Haradah, and pitch38 And Nebo, and Baal-nieon, (their names ed in Makheloth. being changed,) and Shibmah: and gave other 26 And they removed from Makheloth, and ennames unto the cities which they builded. camped at Tahath.

39 And the children of Machir the son of Ma- 27 And they departed from Tahath, and pitchnassch went to Gilead, and took is, and dis- ed at Tarah. possessed the Amorite which was in it.

28 And they removed from Tarah, and pitched 40 And Moses gave Gilead unto Machir the in Mithcah. son of Manasseh ; and he dwelt therein. 29 And they went from Mithcah, and pitched

41 And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took in Hashmonah. the small towns thereof, and called them Havoth-| 30 And they departed from Hashmonah, and jair.

encamped at Moseroth. 42 And Nobah went and took Kenath, and the 31 And they departed from Moseroth, and villages thereof, and called it Nobali, after his pitched in Bene-jaakan. Owil name.

32 And they renloved from Bene-jaakan, and CHAP. XXXIII.

encamped at Hor-hagidgad. Journeys of the Israelites.

33 And they went from Hor-hagidgad, and These are idhe journey of the children of pitched in Jotbathah.

Israel, which went forth out of the land of 34 And they removed from Jotbathah, and enEgypt with their armies under the land of Mo- camped at Ebronah. ses and Aaron.

35 And they departed from Ebronah, and en2 And Moscs wrote their goings out according camped at Ezion-gaber. to their journeys by the commandment of the 36 And they removed from Ezion-gaber, and LORD: and these are their journeys according pitched in the wilderness of Zin, which is Kadesh. to their goings out.

37 And they removed from Kadesh, and pitched 3 And they departed from Ramesos in the first in mount Hor, in the edge of the land of Edon. nionth, on the fifteenth day of the first month; 38 And Aaron the priest went up into mount on the morrow after the passover the children Mor at the coinmandment of the LORD, and died of Israel went out with a high hand in the sight there, in the fortieth year after the children of of all the Egyptians.

Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the 4 For the Egyptians buried all their first-born, first day of the fifth month. which the LORD had smitten ainong them: upon 39 And Aaron was a hundred and twenty and their gods also the LORD executed judgments. three years old when he died in mount Hor. 5 And the children of Israel removed from 40 And king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt Rameses, and pitched in Succoth.

in the south in the land of Canaan, heard of the 6 And they departed from Succoth, and pitched coming of the children of Israel. in Etham, which is in the edge of the wilderness. 41 And they departed from mount Hor, and 7 And they removed from Etham, and turned pitched in Palmonah. again unto Pi-bahiroth, which is before Baal- 42 And they departed from Zalmonah, and rephon: and they pitched before Migelol. pitched in Punon.

8. And they departed from before Pi-hahiroth, | 43 And they departed from Punon, and pitched wid passed through the midst of the sea into the lin Oboth.

The Canaaniles to be destroyed.

NUMBERS. The men who shall divide the land 44 And they departed from Oboth, and pitched shall be your land with the coasts thereof round in lje-abarim, in the border of Moab.

about. 45 And they departed from lim, and pitched in 13 And Moses commanded the children of Is. Dibon-gad.

rael, saying, This is the land which ye shall in46 And they removed from Dibon-gad, and en- herit by lot, which the LORD commanded to give camped in Almon-diblathaim.

unto the nine tribes, and to the half tribe: 47 And they removed from Almon-diblathaim, 14 For the tribe or the children of Reuben, acand pitched in the mountains of Abarim, before cording to the house of their fathers, and the Nebo.

tribe of the children of Gad according to the 48 And they departed from the mountains of house of their fathers, have received their inheriA bariin, and pitched in the plains of Moab by tance; and half the tribe of Manasseh have re Jordan near Jericho.

ceived their inheritance: 49 And they pitched by Jordan, from Beth-jesi- 15 The two tribes and the half-tribe have reninth even unto Abel-shittim in the plains of Moab. ceived their inheritance on this side Jordan near

50 91 And the LORD spake unto Moses in the Jericho eastward, toward the sun-rising. plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying, 16 11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 51 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say 17 These are the names of the men which shall unto them, When ye are passed over Jordan divide the land unto you : Eleazar the priest, into the land of Canaan;

and Joshua the son of Nun. 52 Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants 18 And ye shall take one prince of every tribe, of the land from before you, and destroy all their to divide the land by inheritance. pictures, and destroy all their molten images, 19 And the names of the men are these : Of tho and quite pluck down all their high places: tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

13 And ye shall dispossess the inhabitants of 20 And of the tribe of the children of Simeon, the land, and dwell therein: for I have given you shemuel the son of Ainmihud. the land to possess it.

21 of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the son of 54 And ye shall divide the land by lot for an Chislon. inheritance among your families : and to the 22 And the prince of the tribe of the children more yc shall give the more inheritance, and to of Dan, Bukki the son of Jogli. ilic fewer ye shall give the less inheritance: 23 The prince of the children of Joseph, for the every man's inheritance shall be in the place tribe of the children of Manasseh, Hanniel the where his lot falleth ; according to the tribes of son of Ephod. your fathers ye shall inherit.

24 And the prince of the tribe of the children 55 But it ye will not drive out the inhabitants of Ephraim, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan. of the land from before you ; then it shall come to 25 And the prince of the tribe of the children of pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall Zebulun, Elszaphan the son of Parnach. be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, 26 And the prince of the tribe of the children and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell. of Issachar, Paltiel the son of Azzan. 56 Moreover, it shall

come to pass, that I shall 27 And the prince of the tribe of the children do unto you, as I thought to do unto them of Asher, Ahihud the son of Shelomi. CHAP. XXXIV.

28 And the prince of the tribe of the children of The borders of the land.

Naphtali, Pedahel the son of Ammihud. ND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 29 These are they whom the LORD commandinto them, When ye come into the land of Ca- Israel in the land of Canaan. naan; (this is the land that shall fall unto you for

CHAP. XXXV. an inheritance, even the land of Canaan with

Cities given to the Levites. perchent your souilh quarter shall be from the AP Meab by Jordan near Mericho, bayangan wilderness of Zin along by the coast of Edom, 2 Command the children of Israel, that they give and your south border shall be the outmost coast unto the Levites of the inheritance of their possesof the salt sea eastward :

sion cities to dwell in; and ye shall give also unto 4 And your border shall enrn from the south to the Levites suburbs forthecities round about them. the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass on to Zin: and 3 And the cities shall they have to dwell in; the going forth thereof shall be from the south and the suburbs of them shall be for their cattle, 10 Kadesh-barnea, and shall go on to Hazar- and for their goods, and for all their beasts. addar, and pass on to Azmon :

4 And the suburbs of the cities which ye shall 5 And the border shall fetch a compass from give unto the Levites, shallreach from the wall of Azmon unto the river of Egypt, and the goings the city and outward a thousand cubits round out of it shall be at the sea.

about. 6 And as for the western border, ye shall even 5 And ye shall measure from without the city have the great sea for a border: this shall be on the east side iwo thousand cubits, and on your west border.

the south side two thousand cubite, and on the 7 And this shall

be your north border: from the west side two thousand cubits, and on the north great sea ye shall point out for you mount Hor: side two thousand cubits; and

the city shall be in 8 From mount Hor ye shall point out your bor- the midst : this shall be to them the suburbs of der unto the entrance of Hamath: and the the cities. goings forth of the border shall be to Zedad : 6 And among the cities which ye shall give un9 And the border shall go on to Ziphron, and to the Levites there shall be sir cities for

refuge; ene going out of it shall be at Hazar-cnan : this which ye shall

appoint for the manslayer, that shall be your north border.

he may flee thither: and to them ye shall add 10 And ye shall point out your east border from forty and two cities. Hazar-enan to Shepham : 11 And die const shall go down from Shepham vites shall be forty and eight cities: them shall

? So all the cities which ye shall give to the Le 10 Riblah, on the cast side of Ain; and the bor-ye give with their suburbs. der shall descend, and shall reach'unto the side 8 And the cities which ye shall give shall be of of the sca or Chinnereth eastward : 12 And the border shall go down to Jordan, and them that have many ye shall give many; but

the possession of the children of Israel: from tbc goings out of it shall be at the salt sea. This from them that have few ye shall give few: every


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The laws of murder.

CHAP. XXXVI. The Daughters of Zelophckad one shall give of his cities unto the Levites ac- 31 Moreover, ye shall take no satisfaction for cording to his inheritance which he inheriteth.

the life of a murderer, which is guilty of death. 91 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, but he shall be surely put to death. 10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say 32 And ye shall take no satisfaction for him muito ihem, When ye be come over Jordan into that is fled to the city of his refuge, that he should the land of Canaan;

coine again to dwell in the land, until the death 11 Then ye shall appoint you cities to be cities of the priest. of refuge for you ; that the slayer may flee thi- 33 So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye ther, which killeth any person at unawares. are : for blood it defileth the land: and the land

12 And they shall be unto you cities for refuge cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therefrom the avenger; that the manslayer die not, until in, but by the blood of him that shed it. he stand before the congregation in judgment. 34 Detile not therefore the land which ye shall

13 And of these cities which ye shall give, six inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I the LORD dwell cities shall ye have for refuge.

auiong the children of Israel. 14 Ye shall give three cities on this side Jor

CUIAP. XXXVI. dan, and three cities shall ye give in the land of of the inheritance of daughters. 15 These six cities shall be a refuge, both for Andre chiet fathers of the families of the

children of Gilead, the son of Machir the the children of Israel, and for the stranger, and son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of for the sojourner among them: that every one that Joseph, came near, and spake before Moses, and killeth any person unawares may flee ihither. before the princes, the chief fathers of the chit

16 And if he smite him with an instruinent of dren of Israel: iron, so that he die, he is a murderer: the mur. 2 And they said, The LORD commanded my lord derer shall surely be put to death.

to give the land for an inheritance by lot to the 17 And if he smile liim with throwing a stone, children of Israel: and my lord was commanded wherewith he inay die, and he die, he is a mur- by the LORD to give the inheritance of Zeloplicderer : the murderer shall surely be put to death. had our brother unto his daughters. 18 Or if he smite him with a hand-weapon of 3 And if they be married to any of the sons of wood, wherewith he may die, and he die, le is a the other tribes of the children of Israel, then shall murderer : the murdcrer shall surely be put to their inheritance be taken froin the inheritance death.

of our fathers, and shall be put to the inheritancı 19 The revenger of blood himself shall slay the of the tribe whereunto they are received: so shall murderer: when he meetcth him, he shall slay him. it be laken from the lot of our inheritance.

20 But if he thrust hiin of hatred, or burl at 4 And when the jubilec of the children of Israel him by laying of wait, that he die;

shalt be, then shall their inheritance be put unto 21 Or in enmity smite him with his hand, that the inheritance of the tribe whiereunto they are he die: he that smote him shall surely be put to received: so shall their inheritance be taken away death; for he is a murderer: the revenger of blood from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers. shall slay the murderer, when he meeteth him. 5 And Moses commanded the children of Israel

2 Bulífhe thrust him suddenly withoutenmity, according to the word of the LORD, saying, The or have cast upon him any thing without laying tribc of the sons of Joseph hath said well. of wait,

6 This is the thing which the Lord doth com 23 Or with any stone, wherewith a man may die, mand concerning the daughters of Zelopliehad, seeing him not, and cast it upon him, that he die, saying, Let them marry to whom they think and was not his enemy, neither sought his harm: best; only to the family of the tribe of their fa24 Then the congregation shall judge between ther shall they marry. the slayer and the revenger of blood according to 7 So shall not the inheritance of the children of these judgments :

Israel remove from tribe to tribe : for every one 25 And the congregation shall deliver the slayer of the children of Israel shall keep himself 10 out of the hand of the revenger of blood, and the the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers. congregation shall restore him to the city of his, 8 And every daughter, that possesseth an inrefuge, whither he was fled: and he shall abide heritance in any tribe of the children of Israel, in it into the death of the high priest, which was shall be wife unto one of the family of the tribe anointed with the holy oil.

of her father, that the children of Israel may en26 But if the slayer shall at any time come with-joy every man the inheritance of his fathers. out the border of the city of his refuge, whither 9 Neither shall the inheritance remove from one he was ficd;

tribe to another tribe; but every one of the tribes 27 And the revenger of blood find him without of the children of Israel shall keep himself to his the borders of the city of his refuge, and the re-own inheritance. venger of blood kili the slayer : he shall not be 10 11 Even as the LORD commanded Moses, so guilty of blood;

did the daughters of Zelophehad : 28 Because he should have remained in the city 11 For Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglalı, and Milof his refuge until the death of the high priest: cah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, but after the death of the high priest the slayer were inarried unto their father's brothers' sons: shall return into the land of his possession. 12 And they were married into the families of the 29 So these things shall be for a statute of judg- sons of Manasseh the son of Joseph, and their ment unto you throughout your generations in inheritance remained in the tribe of the family all your dwellings.

of their father. 30'Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall 13 These are the commandments and the judy. be put to death by the niouth of witnesses: butments, which the LORD commanded by the hand one witness shall not testify against any person of Moses unto the children of Israel in the plains cause him to die.

Tof Moab by Jordan near Jericho. 1 The Fifth Book of Moses, called DEUTERONOMY. CHAP. I.

|tween Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and HaMoses rehearseth God's promise. zeroth, and Dizahab. all Israel on this side Jordan in the wilder- by the way of mount Seir unto Kadesh-barnea.) tess, in the plain over against the Red sea, be-1 3 And it came to pass in the fortieth year lo

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