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Kurah, Dathan and Abiram

CAP. XVI.

velel, and are destroyed ye seok nou after your own heart and your own 20 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto eyes, after which ye use to go a wlioring: Aaron, saying,

40 That ye may remember, and do all my com. 21 Separate yourselves from among this cougremandments, and we holy unto your God. gation, that I may consume them in a usoinent

411 am the LORD your God, which brought you . And they sell upon their faces, and said, o out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am God, the God of the spirits of all flesi), shall nne the LORD your God.

man sin, and wilt thou be wrotle with all the CHAP. XVI.

congregation ? The rebellion of Koral, le

11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, ATOW Korah, the son of Izhar, i he son of ko. 24 Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get your A hath, the son of Levi; and Dadian and Abi- up from about the tabernacle of Koral, Datian, rum, die sons of Eliab; and On, the son of Peleuh, land Abiram. mns of Reubeu, took tilen;

7 25 And Moses rose up, and went unto Dathan and And they rose up before Mnses, with certain Abiramn; and the elders of Israel followed him. o the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty 26 And he spake unto the congregation, saying, princes of the assembly, fainous in the congrega- Depart, I pray you, from the tcuts of these wirkjion, inen of renown:

led men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye ise 3 And they gathered themselves together against consuined in all their sing. Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, 27 So they gat up from the tabernacle of Korah,

We take too much upon you, seeing all the con- Darlan, and Abiram, on every side: and Dathun gregation ur: loly, every one of tlieni, and the land Abiram came out, and stood in the door of LORD is among thein: wherefore then lift ye up their lents, and their wives, and their sons, and yourselves above the congregation of the LORD ? their little children, 4 And when Moses heard it, he fellupon lis face: 28 And Moses said, Mereby ye shall know that 5 And lie spake unto Korali and unto all his con- the LORD hath sent me to do all these works; pany, saying, Eveito-morrow the LORD will shew for I have not done them of mine own mind. who are his, and who is holy; and will cause him 29 If these inen die the cominon death of all no come near unto him: even him whom he hati men, or if they be visited after the visitation of chosen will be cause to come near unto him. all men; then the LORD hallı not sent nie.

6 This do; Take you censers, Korah, and all 30 But if the LORD make a new thing, and the his company;

learth open her mouth, and swallow them up, 7 And put fire therein, and put incense in them with all that appertain unto them, and they go before the LORD to-morrow, and it shall be that down quick into the pit; then ye shall under, die man whom the LORD doth choose, he shall be stand that these men have provoked the logn. Aoly: ye lake too mucli upon you, ye sons of Levi. 31 1 And it came to pass, as he had made an

8 Aud Moses said uuto Korah, Hear, I pray end of speaking all these words, that the grouw Fou, ye sons of Levi :

clave asunder that was under theme: 9 Ścemeth it but a small thing into you, that 32 And the earth opened her mouth, and swal. the God of Israel bath separated you from the lowed them up, and their houses, and all the inen congregation of Israel, to bring you near to him- that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. self to do the service of the tabernacle of the 33 They, and all that appertained to them, weal LORD, and to stand before the congregation to down alive into the pit, and the earth closed elp minister unto them?

lon them; and they perished from among the cont 10 And le liath brought thce near to him, and gregation. all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee: and! 34 And all Israel that ucre round about them, spek ye the priesthood also ?

. fed at the cry oi' them for they said, Lest the I for which causc bati thou and all the com-earth swallow us up also. pany are gathered together against the LORD: 35 And there came out a fire from the LORD), ami wisalis Aaron, that ye iniirmar againsi liim ? and consumed the two hundred and fifty mic

12.1 Ar Moses sent to call Dathan and Abi- that offered incense.. ram, the sons of Eliab: whicli said, We will not 30 I And the LORD spake unto Moses, sayings, Come up:

37 Speak into Eleazar the son of Aaron the 13 Is it a small thing that thou hast brought us priest, that he take up the censers out of the up out of a land that noweth with milk and burning, and scatter diou the fire yonder; for boney, to kill 119 in the wilderness, except thou they are hallowed. Diake iliysell allogether a prince over is? / 38 The censers of these sinners against their

14 Moreover, thou hast not brought usiuto a land own souls, let then make them broad plates far thiul flower with milk and loney, or given us in- i covering of the altar: for they offered tliem belacritance of liells and vineyards: wilt thou put ure the LORD, therefore they are hallowed: and out the eyes of these men ? We will not come up. they shall be a sign in to the children of Israel.

15 And Moses was very wloth, ind said unto 39 And Eleazar the priest took the brazen centhe Lord, Respect not thon their offering : I sers, wherewit! they that were burnt had ollirhave not taken one ass from them, neither have ed; and they were made broad plaies for a Ilart one of them.

covering of the alta:: 16 And Moses said unto Korah, Be thon and all i 40 To be a memorial unto the children of le.

y company before the LORD, thou, and Luey, rael, that no stranger, which is not of die seed and Aaron, to-morrow:

For Aaron, come near lo offor incense before the 17 And take every man liis censer, and put in LORD; that he he not as Korah, and as his cense in them, and bring ye before the learnevery company: as the LORD said to him by the brand man his censer, two hundred and fifty censers ; lot Moses. thou also and Auroa ench of you his censer. 41 ? But on the inorrow all the congregation or

18 And they look every man his censer, and the children of Isrite murmured against Mustis pul fire in them, and laill incense thereont, and and against Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the sood in the door of the tabernacle of the coil. people of the LORD. gregation with Moses and Aitron.

4And it cane.io pass when the congregation 19 And Koral gathered all the congregation was gathered against Moses and against Aarolt, against them into the door of uie talemacle of that they lookeil toward the tabernacle of the the congregation: and the glory of the Lord congregation and behoid, the cloud covered il, appeared unto all the congrgiltion.

land the glory of the LORD appeared.

Garon stayeth the plague.

NUMBERS.

The priests" portion 43 And Moses and Aaron tame before the taber- thee: but thou and thy sons with thee shall nacle of the congregation.

minister before the tabernacle of witness. 41 11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 3 And they shall keep thy charge, and the 45 Get you up froin among this congregation, charge of all the tabernacle : only they shall not that I may consume then as in a moment. And come nigh the vessels of the sanctuary and the they fell upon their faces.

Jaltar, that neither they, nor ye also, die. 461 Ana Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, 4 And they shall be joined unto thee, and keep and put fire therein froin off the altar, and put on the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, incense, and go quickly unto the congregation and for all the service of the tabernacle : and a make an atonement for them: for there is wrath stranger shall not come nigh unto you. gone out froin the LORD; the plague is begun. 5 And ye shall keep the charge of the sanctuary,

47 And Aaron took as Moses coinmanded, and and the charge of the altar ; that there be no ran into the midst of the congregation; and be-wrath any more upon the children of Israel. hold, the plague was begun aniong the people: 6 And I, behold, I have taken your brethren and he put on incense, and made an atonement the Levites froin among the children of Israel : for the people.

to you they are given as a gift for the LORD, to do 48 And he stood between the dead and the liv- the service or the tabernacle of the congregation. ing; and the plagne was stayed.

| 7 Therefore thou and thy sons with thee shall 49 Now they that died in the plague were four- keep your priest's office for every thing of the teen thousand and seven hundred, besides them altar, and within the vail; and ye shall serve : that died about the matter of Korah.

I have given your priest's office unto you as a 50 And Aaron returned unto Bloses unto the service of gift: and the stranger that cometh door of the tabernacle of the congregation : and nigh shall be put to death. the plague was stayed.

81 And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Behold, CiIAP. XVII.

I also have given thee the charge of my heaveBudding of Aaron's rod.

lofterings of all the hallowed things of the chilAND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, dren of Israel; unto thee have I given them by A 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and take reason of the anointing, and to thy sons, by an of every one of them a rod according to the house ordinance for ever. of their fathers, of all their princes according 10 9 This shall be thine of the most holy things the house of their fathers, twelve rods: write reserved from the fire: every oblation of theirs, thou every man's name uron his rod.

every meat-offering of theirs, and every sin-of3 And thou shalt write Aaron's name upon the fering of theirs, and every trespass-offering of rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of theirs, which they shall render unto me, shall be the house of their fathers.

. most holy for thee and for thy sons. 4 And thou shalt lay them up in the tabernacle 10 In the most holy place shalt thou eat it; every of the congregation before the testimony, where male shall eat it: it shall be holy unto thee. I will meet with you.

| 11 And this is thine; the heave-offering of their 5 And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod gift, with all the wave-offerings of the children whom I shall choose shall blossom: and I will of Israel: I have given them unto thee, and to make to cease from me the murnurings of the chil- thy sons, and to thy daughters with thee, by a dren of Israel, whereby they munnur against you. statute for ever: every one that is clean in thy

6 And Moses spake into the children of Israel, house shall eat of it. and every one of their princes gave hinn a rod 12 All the best of the oil, and all the best of apiece, for each prince one, according to their the wine and of the wheat, the first-fruits of fathers' houses, even twelve rods : and the rod them which they slialloffer unto the LORD, them of Aaron was among their rods.

have I given thee. 7 And Moses laid up the rods before the LORD 13 And whatsoever is first ripe in the land, in the tabernacle of witness.

which they shall bring unto the LORD, shall be 8 And it came to pass, that on the morrow Mo-thine ; every one that is clean in thy house shall ses went into the tabernacle of witness; and be-eat of it. hold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was 14 Every thing levoted in Israel shall be thine. budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed 15 Every thing that openeth the matrix in all blossoms, and yielded almonds.

flesh, which they bring unto the LORD, whether 9 And Moses brought out all the rods from be- it be of men or beasts, shall be thine : neverthefore the L RD into all the children of Israel: less, the first-born of man shalt thou surely reand they looked, and took every man his rod. deem, and the firstling of unclean beasts shalt

10 1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Bring thou redeem. Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be 16 And those that are to be redeemed from a kept for a token against the rebels; and thou month old shalt thou redeem, according to thine shalt quite take away their murmurings froni estimation, for the money of five shekels, after the me, that they die not.

shekel of the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs. 11 And Moses did so: as the LORD commanded 17 But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of him, so did he.

a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, thou shalt not 12 And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, redeem : they are holy: thou shalt sprinkle their saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish.blood upon the altar, and shalt burn their fat for

13 Whosoever cometh any thing near unto the an offering made by fire, for a sweet savour unio tabernacle of the LORD shall die: shall we be the LORD. consuined with dying?

18 And the flesh of them snall be thine, as the CIIÁP. XVII.

wave-breast and as the right shoulder are thine. The priests' charge.

19 All the heave-offerings of the holy things, AND the LORD said unto Aaron, Thou, and which the children of Israel offer unto the LORD, Hi thy sons, and thy father's house with thee, have I given thee, and thy sons and thy daugh shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary: and thou ters with thee, by a statute for ever: it is a coveand thy sons with thee shall bear the iniquity ornant of salt for ever before the LORD unto theo your priesthood.

and to thy seed with thee. 2 And thy brethren also of the tribe of Levi, the 2017 And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Thou tribe of thy father, brirg thou with thee, that shalt lave no inheritance in their land, neither hey may be joined into thee, and minister untolshalt thou have any part among thein: I am loy

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Heave offering of the priests. CHAP. XIX, XX. Law for the water of separation part and thine inheritance among the children camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the of Israel.

congregation of the children of Israel for a water 21 And behold, I have given the children of of separation : it is a purification for sin. Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, 10 And he that gathereth the aslies of the heifer for their service which they serve, even the ser shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the vice of the tabernacle of the congregation even: and it shall be unto the children of Israel,

92 Neither must the children of Israel lience- and unto the stranger that sojourneth among forth come nigh the tabernacle of the congrega-them, for a statute for ever. tion, lest they bear sin, and die.

11 He that toucheth the dead body of any 23 But the Levites shall do the service of the man shall be unclean seven days. tabernacle of the congregation, and they shall) 12 lle shall purify himself with it on the third bear their iniquity : It shall be a statute for ever day, and on the seventh day he shall be clear : throughout your generations, that among the but if he purify not himself the third day, thea children of Israel they have no inheritance. the seventh day he shall not be clean.

24 But the tithes ot'the children of Israel, which 13 Whosoever toucheth the dead body of any they offer as a heave-offering unto the LORD, Iman that is dead, and purifietl not himself, dehave given to the Levites to inherit: therefore I fileth the tabernacle of the LORD; and that soul bave said unto them, Among the children of Is- shall be cut off from Israel: because the water of rael they shall have no inheritance.

separation was not sprinkled upon him, he shall 25 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, be unclean ; his uncleanness is yet upon him. 26 Thns speak into the Levites, and say unto 14 This is the law, when a man dieth in a tent: them. When ye take of the children of Israel the all that come Mito the tent, and all that is in the tithes which I have given you from them for tent shall be unclean seven days. your inheritance, then ye shall offer up a heave- 15 And every open vessel which hath no coveroffering of it for the LORD, even a tenth part of ing bound upon it, is unclean. the tithe.

16 And whosoever toucheth one that is slain 27 Andthis your heave-offering shall be reckoned with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, unto you, as though it were the corn of the thresh-lor a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean ing-floor, and as the fulness of the wine-press. seven days.

28 Thus ye also shall offer a heave-offering un- 17 And for an unclean person they shall take of to the Lord of all your tithes which ye receive the ashes of the burnt heiferof purification for sini, of the children of Israel; and ye shall give there- and running water shall be put thereto in a vessel: of the LORD's heave-offering to Aaron the priest. 18 And a clean person shall take hyssop, and

29 Out of all your gifts ye shall offer every dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, heave-offering of the LORD, of all the best there- and upon all the vessels, and upon the persons of, even the hallowed part thereof out of it. that were there, and upon him that touched a

30 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, When bone, cz one slain, or one dead, or a grave: ye have hea ved the best thereof from it, then it 19 And the clean person shall sprinkle upon the shall be counted unto the Levites as the increase unclean on the third day, and on the seventh of the threshing-floor, and as the increase of die day: and on the seventh day he shall purify wine-press.

himself, and wash his clothes, and bathe him31 And ye shall eat it in every place, ye and self in water, and shall be clean at even. your households: for it is your reward for your 20 But the man that shall be unclean, and shall service in the tabernacle of the congregation. not purify hiinself, that soul shall be cut off from

32 And ye shall bear no sin by reason of it, among the congregation, because he hath defiled when ye have heaved from it the best of it: the sanctuary of the LORD: the water of sepaneither shall ye pollute the lioly things of the ration hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is children of Israel, lest ye die.

unclean. CHAP. XIX.

21 And it shall be a perpetual statute unto them, The water of separation.

that he that sprinkleth the water of separation AND the LORD spake unto Moses and unto shall wash his clothes; and he that toucheth the A Aaron, saying,

water of separation shall be unclean until even. 2 This is the ordinance of the law which the 22 And whatsoever tbe unclean person touchLORD hath cominanded, saying, Speak unto the eth shall be unclean; and the soul that toucheth children of Israel, that they bring thee a red it shall be uncican until even. heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and

CHAP. XX upon which never came yoke :

Water miraculously supplied. 3 And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, TIHEN came the children of Israel, even the that he may bring her forth without the camp, 1 whole congregation, into the desert of Ziv in and one shall slay her before his face:

the first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; 4 And Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood and Miriam died there, and was buried there. with his finger, and sprinkle of her blood direct- 2 And there was no water for the congregation: ly before the tabernacle of the congregation and they gathered themselves together against seven times:

Moses and against Aaron. 5 And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; 3 And the people chode with Moses, and spake, her skin, and her flesli, and her blood, with her saying, Would God that we had died when our dung, shall he burn:

- brethren died before the LORD! 6 And the priest shall take cedar-wood, and 4 And why have ye brought up the congrega. hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of tion of the LORD into this wilderness, that we the burning of the heifer.

and our cattle should die there? 7 Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he 5 And wherefore have ye made us to come up shall bathe lis flesh in water, and afterward he out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place ? shall come into the camp, and the priest shall it is no place of seed, or of tigs, or of vines, or of be unclean until the even.

pomegranates; neither isthere any water to drink. 8 And he that burneth her shall wash his! 6 And Moses and Aaron went from the presence clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, of the assembly into the door of the tabernacle and shall be unclean until the even.

of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces: 9 And a man that is clean shall gather up the and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them ashes of the heiter, and lay them up without thel 7 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, sayilisi

dwelt in Egyut own into Egypt, analiza list the LORD tined, for we lavosen,

Passage through Edon denied NUNDERS. The Canaanites at Hormah destroyed & Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly!

CHAP. XXI. wgether, thou and Aaron thy brother, and speak t'ke Israelites bit by fiery serpente. ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall AND when king Arad the Canaanite, which give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth Aldwelt in the south, lieard tell that Israel to them water out of the rock: so thou shall came by the way of the spies; then he tougla give the congregation and their beasts drink. Jagainst Israel, and took some of them prisoners.

9 And Moses look the rod from before the ! And Israel vowed a vow unto the LORD, and LORD, as he cominanded hiin.

said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this people into 10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congye-nay hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities. gation together before the rock, and he said unto S And the LORD hearkened to the voice of Isthem, Hear now, ye rebels: must we fetch you rael, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they water out of this rock?

Tutterly destroyed them and their cities : and he 11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his called the name of the piace Horinah. rou he sinote the rock twice: and the water 4 1 And they journeyed frona mount Ifor by ! carne out abundantly, and the congregation the way of the Red sea, to cornpass the land of drank, and their beasts also.

Edom: and the soul of tire people was inuch 127 And the LORD spake unto Moses and discouraged because of the way. Aaron. Because ye believed me not, to sancity 5 And the people spake against God, and against die in the eyes of the children of Israel, there- Moses, Wherefore have ve brought us up ont of fore ye shall not bring this congregation into the Egypt tos die in the wilderness ? for there is no land which I have given thein.

breau, neither is there and water; aud our soul 13 This is the water of Meribah; because the lonthelb this light bread. children of Israel otrove with the LORD, and tel 6 And the LORD sent ticry serpents among the Was sanctified in them.

people, and they bit the people, and much peo14 1 And Moses sent messengers from Kadeslape of Israel died. unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother 71 Therefore the people came to Moses, and Israel, Thou knowest all the travail that hath said, We have sinned, for we have suken befallen us:

against the LORD, arul against thee; pray 111110 13 tlow our fathers went down into Egypt, and the Lon, that he take away the serpents frola we have dwelt in Egypt a long time: and the us. And Moses praved for the people. Egyptiaus vexed us, and our fathers :

8 And the LORD said unto Mosee, Make thee a 16 And when we cried unto the LORD, he tiery serpent, and set it upon a role: and it shall beard our voice, and sent an angel, and bath come to pass, that every one that is bilten, willen brought us forth out of Egypt: and behold, we are he looketh upon it, shall live. ia Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border: 9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and pril

17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy country: it upon it pole, and it came to pass that it a we will not pass through the fields, or through serpent had bitten any 180), wheu he beheld the the vineyards, neither will we drink of the wa-serpen! ot brase, he lived. ter of the wells: we will go by the king's high- 10 f And the children of Israel set forward, way, we will not turn to the right hand nor to and pitched in Oboth. the left, until we have passed thy borders. Il And they journeyed from Oboth, and pitch

18 And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not passed at ljc-abarim, in the wilderness which 18 by ine, lest I come out against thee with the sword. before Moab, toward the sur-rising

19 And the children of Israel said unto him, We 12 | From lience the renwred, and pitched will go by the highway: and if I and my całtle in the valley of Zareu. drink of thy water, then I will pay for it. I will 13 from thonce they removed, and piechu on only, without doing any thing clse, go through the other side ui Amon, which is in the wilderon my feel.

ness that cometlı out of the coasts of the Amo 20 And he said, Thou shalt not go through. rites: for Arnon is the border of Moab, Wetwech And Edout crime out agaiust line with much Moab and the Amorites. people, and with a strong hand.

14 Wherefore it is said in the book of the war. M Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage of ile LORD, What he did in the Red sea, and tlırougia luis border: wherefore Israel turned in the brooks of Arnon, away from him.

| 13 And at the streain of the brooks that goeth 2011 Aud the children orrmael, even the whole down to the ditclling of Ar, and lieth upon the congregation, journeyed fre ni Kadesh, and cane border of Moab. unto mount lor.

| 16 And from thence the inent to Beer: that is the 93 And the Lord spake u sto Moses and Aaron well wliereot'the LORD sprake auto lloses, Cather in mount lior, by the coas of the land of Edon, tre people together, and I will give theni water. Enying,

" Israel sing this sung, Soring up, 0) 24 Aaron shall be gathe ed unto his people : l'oll: sing ye unto il : for he shall not enter into lie land which have 18 The princes digued the well, the nobles of given wito the children of Israel, becillise ye re- the people digged it, by the direction of the law'. belled against iny word as the water of Meribah. viver, with their staves. And from the wilder

25 'Take Aaron and Ele: zar his son, and bring uers they went to Mattanah: theni up unto mount ilor:

? 19 And froin Alathawal to Nalalic: and from 26 Aud strip Aaron of his garments, and put Nalraliel to Banoth: them upon Elcazar his son: and Aaron shall bel..0 And trom Bamoth in the valley, that is in gathered unto his people, and shall die there. the country of Moah, to the top of Pisgal, wilich

27 And Moses did as the LORD conimanded : 100kcih towarel Jeshimon. and they went up into mount flor in the sight 21 TAnd Israel sent messengers unto Silon of all the congregation.

king of the Ameriles, saying. 28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, 22 Let me pass through thy laund: we will not and put them upon Heazar luis son; and Aaron turn into the fields, or into the vineyards; we diel there in the top of the mount: and Moscs will not drink of the waiers of the well : bul we and Eleazar came Jown from the niount. will go along by the king's high-way, antil we

W And when all the congregation saw that be past thy borders. Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron Chiriyi 23 Aud Silon would not suffer Israel to pass days, ecen all the liouse of Israel

ithrough his burder: but Silon gathered all his

Ethon and Og odercome.

CHAP. XXII.

Balaam's ass speaketh. people together, and went out against Israel 9 And God came unto Balaam, and said, What into the wilderness: and he came to Jalaz, and men are these with thee? fought against Israel:

| 10 And Balaam said unto God, Balak the son of 24 And Israel smote him with the edge of the Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent unto me, saying, sword, and possessed his land from Arnon unto] 11 Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, Jabbok, even unto the children of Ammon: for which covereth the face of the earth : come Wie border of the children of Ammon nas strong. now, curse me them; peradventure I shall be

35 And Israel took all these cities: and Israel able to overcome them, and drive them out. dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Hesh- 12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou shall not bon, and in all the villages thereof.

go with them; thou shalt not curse the people : 26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king for they are blessed. of the Amorites, who had fought against the 13 And Balaan rose up in the morning, and former king of Moab, and taken all his land out said unto the princes of Balak, Get you into of his hand, even unto Arnon.

your land: for the LORD refuseth to give me 27 Wherefore they that speak in proverbs say, leave to go with you. Come into Heshbon, let the city of Silon bel 14 And the princes of Moab rose up, and they built and prepared.

went unto Balak, and said, Balaam refuseth to 28 For there is a fire goneoutof lleshbon, a flame come with us. froin the city of Sihon: it hath consumed Ar or 15 1 And Balak sent yet again princes, more, Moab, and the lords of the high places of Arnon. and more honourable than they.

29 Wo to thee, Moab! Thou art undone, O peo-16 And they came to Balaam, and said to him, ple of Chemosh: he hath given his sons that Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor, Let nothing, escaped, and his daughters, into captivity unto I pray then, hinder thee from coming unto me: Sihon king of the Amorites.

17 For I will promote thee unto very great ho30 We have shot at them; Heshbon is perished nour, and I will do whatsoever thou sayest unto even unto Dibon, and we have laid them waste me: come therefore, I pray thee, curse me this even unto Nophah, which reacheth ninto Medeba. people.

31 f Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amor- 18 And Balaam answered and said unto the ites.

servants of Balak, If Balak would give me big 32 And Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, and they house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond took the villages thereof, and drove out the the word of the LORD iny God, to do less or more. Amorites that were there.

19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye also 33 | And they turned and went up by the way here this niglit, that I may know what the LORD of Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan went will say unto me more. out against them, he, and all his people, to the 20 And God came unto Balaam at night, and battle at Edrei.

said unto him, If the men come to call thee, rise 34 And the LORD said unto Moses, Fear hin up, and go with them; but yet the word whicu not: for I have delivered him into thy hand, and I shall say unto thee, that shalt thou do. all his people, and his land; and thou shalt do 21 And Balaan rose up in the morning, and sadLo hiin as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Am-dled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab. orites, which dwelt at Heshbon.

| 22 | And God's anger was kindled because he 35 So they smote him, and his sons, and all his went: and the angel of the LORD stood in the people, uniil there was none left him alive: and way for an adversary against him. Now he they possessed his land.

was riding upon his ass, and his two servants CUAP. XXII.

were with hini. Balak's message to Balaam.

23 And tlie ass saw the angel of the LORD AND the children of Israel set forward, and standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his A pitched in the plains of Moab on this side hand: and the ass turned aside out of the way, Jordan by Jericho.

and went into the field: and Balaam smote the 21 And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that ass, to turn her into the way. Israel had done to the Amorites.

24 But the angel of the Lord stood in a path 3 And Moab was sore afraid of the people, be- of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and cause they were many: and Moab was distressed a wall on that side. because of the children of Israel.

25 And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD. 4 And Moab said unto the elders of Midian, she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Now shall this company lick up all that are Balaam's foot against the wall: and he smote round about us, as the ox licketh up the grass of her again. the held. And Balak the son of Zippor was 26 And the angel of the LORD went further, king of the Moabites at that time.

land stood in a narrow place, where to as no way 5 He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam to turn either to the right hand or to the left. the son of Béor to Perhor, which is by the river| 27 And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD of the land of the children of his people, 10 call she fell down under Balaam: and Balaani's anger him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff: from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of thel 28 And the LORD opened the mouth of the ass, tarth, and they abide over against me:

and she said unto Balaam, What haveldone unto 6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, Curse me thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times? this people; for they are too mighty for me: 29 And Balaam said unto the ass, Because peradventure I shall prevail, that we inay sinite thou hast mocked me: I would there were it ihem, and that I may drive them out of the sword in my band, for now ivould I kill thee. land: for I wot that he whoin thou blessest is 30 And the ass said unto Balaani, Am not ! blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed. thine ass, upon which thou hast riddon ever

7 And the elders of Moab and the elders of since I was thine unto this day? was I ever Midian departed with the rewards of divination wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay. In their hand; and they came unto Balaam, and 31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, spake unto hin the words of Balak.

and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the 8 And he said unto them, Lodge here this night, way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and he and I will bring you word again, as the LORD bowed down his head, and fell flat on his lace. thall speak unto me: and the princes of Moab 32 And the angel of the LORD said unto hini, abode with Balaam

Wherefore hast thou smilien thine ass these

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