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Kuah, Dathan and Abiram

CUAP. XVI.

rebel, and are destroyed ye seck not after your own heart and your own 20 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unio eyes, after which ye use to go a wlioring: Aaron, saying, 20 That ye may remember, and do all my com- 21. Separate yourselves from among this cougre. mandments, and we holy unto your God. gation, that I may consume them in a moinent

411 am the LORD your God, which brought you. And they fell upon their faces, and said, u out of the land of Egyin, to be your God: 1'um God, the God of the spirits of all flesi), shall nne the LORD your God.

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

congregation ? The rebellion of Korah, le

31 And the LORD spake unio Moses, saying, hath, the son of Levi; and Dadian and Abi- up from about the tabernacle of Korals, Dalian, ram, the sons of Eliab; and On, the son of Pelech, and Abiram. mas of' Reuben, look men ;

25 And Moses rose up, and went unto Dathan and ? And they rose up before Moses, with certain Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him. or the children of Israel, two hundred and finly 26 And he spake unto the congregation, saying, princes of ihe assembly, fainous in the congrega- Depart, I pray you, from the tcuts of these svik fion, inen of renown:

ed men, and touch nothing of theirs, les ye ise 3 And tey gathered themselves together against consuired in all their sing. Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, 27 So they gat up fron the tabernacle of Korah, ye lake too much upon you, seeing all the con- Dathan, atid Abiram, on every side: and Dathun gregation ure lioly, every oue of tlien, and the and Abiram came oui, and stood in the door of LORD is among iben: wherefore then litt ye up their tents, and their wives, and their sous, and yourselves above the congregation of the LORD? their little children. 4 And when Moses heard it, lie fell upon his face: 28 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know tiau

5 And le spake unto korali and unto all his com- the Lord bath sent me to do all these workis; pany,saying, Evento-morrow the LORD will shew for I have not dune them of mine own mind. who are his, and who is holy; and will cause hin 29 If these inen die the cominon death of all un come near unto him: even him whom he halls men, or if they be visited after the visitation of chosen will be cause to come near unto him. all men; then the LORD hall not sent me. 6 This do; Take you censers, Korah, and all 30 But if the LORD make a new thing, and the luis company;

carth open her mouth, and swallow thein up, 7 And put fire therein, and put incense in them with all that appertain unto them, and they ko before lie LORD (o-morrow: and it shall be that down quick into the pit; then ye shall under. Wie man wlion the LORD doth choose, le shall be stand that these nien lave provoked the LORD. Aoly: ye lake too much upon you, ye sons of Levi. 31 11 And it came to pass, as he had made an

8 Aud Moses said unto Korah, lear, I pray end of speaking all these words, that the growiu Fou, ye sons of Levi:

clave asunder that was under themi: *9 scometh it but a small thing unto 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- thai appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. self to do the service of the tabernacle of the 33 They, and all that apperiained to them, weal Lors, and to stand before the congregation to down alive into the pit, and the earth closed lips. minister unto them?

on them: and they perished from among the cuir10 And lie hath brought thee near to him, and gregarion. all thy bretliren the sons of Levi will chee: and 34 And all Israel that were round about them, prek ye the priesthood also ?

fied at the cry oi' them for they said, Lesi tho 31 for which causc botlı tlou and all thy com-learth swallow us up also. pany are gathered together against the LORD: 35 And there came out a fire from the L.OR!), aui wisal is Aaron, that ye inurimir ilgainsi liim ? and consumed the two hundred and fifty me:

12.1 An Moses sent to call Dalhau and Abi- that offered incense. fam, the souls of Elial: which suid, We will not 30 st And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Cine up:

37 Speak into Eleazar the son of Aaron blle 13 Is it a small thing that thou hast brought us priest, that he take up the censers out of the mp out of a land that noweth with milk and burning, and scatter thou lie fire yonder; for honey, to kill 119 iu the wilderness, except thou they are hallowed. Diake ilyself aliogether a prince over us? 38 The censers of these sinners against their 14 Moreover, thou hast not brought us into a land own souls, let them make them broad plates for thiut floweth with milk and loney, or given us in a covering of the altar: for they offered them lies lacritance of tiells and vineyards : will thon putture the LORD, therefore they are hallowed: and, out the eyes of these men ? We will not conie up, they shall be a sign in to the children of Israel.

13 And Moses was very woul, ilod said unto 39 And Eleazar the priest took the brazcu centhe Lord, Respicct not thou their offering : 1 sers, wherewilli they that were burni had ofler. have not taken one ass from them, neither have ed; and they were made broad plaies for a Iluurt one of them.

covering of the alta: : 16 And Most's said unto Korali, Be thou and all 40 To be a memorial unto the children of lety company before the Lord, thou, and they, rael, that no stranger, which is not of wie stei and Aaron, to-morrow :

01 Aaron, come near to offer incense before in 17 And take every man liis censer, and pie in. LORD; that lie le not as Borah, and as his cense in them, and bring ye before the Lion Devery company: as the LORD said to him by the hand nan his censer, two hundred and litty censers; lot' Moses. thou also and Auroa ench of you his censer. 41 1 But on the inorrow all the congregation or

18 And they 100k every man his censer, and the children of Istitel murmured against Mustos pul fire in them, and laid incense thereon, and and against Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the sood in the door of the tabernacle of the con people of the LORD. gregation with Moses anii Aitron.

4. And it cane.co pass when the congregation 19 And Koralı gathered all the congregation was gathered against Moses and against Aaron, against them into the door of the talemacle of that they lookedi toward the tabernacle of the the congregation and the glory of the Lord congregation: and beloid, the cloud covered in, appeared unto all the congregation.

land the glory of the Lord appeared.

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Garon stayeth the plague.

NUMBERS.

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

minister before the tabernacle of witness. 41 4 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 3 And they shall keep thy charge, and the 45 Get you up from among this congregation, charge of all the tabernacle: only they shall not diat I may consume thein as in a moment. And come nigh the vessels of the sanctuary and the they fell upon their faces.

altar, that neither they, nor ye also, die. 46'11 And 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 ihe 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 of the tabernacle of the congregation. ing; and the plague 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 then 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 Moses 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.

8°11 And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Behold, CÍAP. XVII.

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

offerings of all the hallowed things of the chilND spake unto , , dren of unto have I given by ot' every one of them a rod according to the house ordinance for ever. of their fathers, of all their princes according 101 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 u;xon bis 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, or 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 lioly 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 gitt, with all the wave-offerings of the children whom I shall choose shall blossom: and I will of Ísrael: I have given them unto thee, and to make to cease from me the murmurings 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 bin 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 fatliers' houses, even twelve rods: and the rou them which they shalloffer 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 tl.e 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 Évery thing devoted 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 LRD unto all the children of Israel : less, the first-born of man shalt thou surely reand they looked, and took every man liis rod. deem, and the firstling of unclean beasts shalt

10 4 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 froni a kept for a token against the rebels; and thou month old shalt thou redeem, according to thine shalt quite take away their murniurings fron estimation, for the money of five shekels, after the inc, that they die not.

shekci of the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs. Il 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, redeent: they are holy: thou shalt sprinkle their saying, Behold, we die, we perisis

, 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 unto tabernacle of the LORD shall die: shall we be the LORD. cunsuined with dying?

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

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

19 All the heave-offerings of the holy things, thy sons, and thy father's house with thee, have I given thee, and thy sons and thy daughshall 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 of|nant of salt for ever before the LORD unto thee your priesthood.

and to thy seed with thee. 2 And thy brethren also of the tribe of Levi, the 20 1 And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Thou tribe of thy father, brirg thou with thee, that shall have no inheritance in their land, neither hey may be joined witu thee, and minister untolshalt thou have any part among thein :

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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 2 And behold, I have given the children or of separation : it is a purification for sin. Levi all the ienih 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. cven: and it shall be unto the children of Israel,

» 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. labernacle of the congregation, and they shall 12 He shall purify himself wiih 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 of the children of Israel, which 13 Whosoever toucheth the dead body of any they offer as a heave-offering unto the LORD, I man that is dead, and purifieth not himself, dehave given to the Levites to inherit: therefore I fileth the tabernacle or the LORD; and that sou! have 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 11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, be unclenn; his uncleanness is yet upon liim. 26 Thus speak unto the Levites, and say unto 14 This is the law, when a man dieth in a tent: them, When ye lake of the children of Israel the all that come into the tent, and all that is iu 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 tenih 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 theit rest or 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 shali take of to the Lord of all your tithes which ye receive the ashes of the burnt heiferof purification for sin, 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 io 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 himn that touched a

30 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, When bone, cz one slain, or one dead, or a grave: ye have heaved 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 the 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 hijnself, 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 wlien 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 A

ND the LORD spake unto Moses and unlo shall wash his clothes; and he that toucheth the
Aaron, saying,

water of separation shall be unclean until even. 2 This is the ordinance of the law which the 22 And whatsoever the 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, wliercin is no blemish, and

CHAP. XX upon which never came yoke :

Water miraculously supplied. had hide ye ash or in eine ronto Eleazar the priest, THE camerbieribildiren the deserts erenuli 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 heiser in his sight; 3 And the people chode with Moses, and spake, her skin, and her fesli, and her blood, with ner 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 congregahyssop, 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? ? Then the priest shall waslı his clothes, and he 5 And wherefore have ye made us to come up shall bathe liis 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 isthede 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 heifer, and lay them up without thel 7 | And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

Passage through Edon denied

NUMBERS The Canaanites at Horman destroyed & Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly!

CHAP. XXI. wgether, thou and Aaron tlıy brother, and speak

The Israelites bit by fiery serpents.

And bare en king Arad ilie Canaanite, wuch give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: 60 thou shall came by the way of the spies; then he fouglu give the congregation and their beasts drink. against Israel, and look some of them prisoners. 9 And Moses look the rod from before the 2 And Israel vowed a vow unto the Lord, and LORD, as he commanded hiin.

said, I thou wilt indeed deliver this people into 10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congre- ny band, then I will utterly destroy their cities. Ration together before the rock, and lie said unto And the LORD hearkened to the voice of Is. them, Hear now, ye rebela; must we fetch you racl, and delivered up the Canaanites ; and they water out of this rock?

ulterly destroyed them and their cities: and he 11 And Moses listed up his hand, and with his called the name of the piace Hormah. rou he smote the rock twice: and the water 4 1 And they journeyed from mount Ilor by caine out abundantly, and the congregation the way of the Red sea, to coinpass the land of drank, and their beasts also.

Edou: and the soul of the people was inuch 12 And the LORD spake unto Moses and discouraged because of the way. Aaron, Because ye believeal me not, to sancıily! 5 And the people spake Against God, and against nie in the eyes of the children of Israel, there. Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up ont of fore ye shall not bring this congregation into the Psypt tos die in the wilderness ? for there is vo land which I have given them.

breau, neither is there any water ; aud our soul 13 This is the water of Meribah; because the loathcib this light bread. children of Israel otrove with the LORD, and le G And the LORD sent ticry serpcuts among the was sanctified in them.

people, and they bit the people; and much piece 14 11 And Moses sent messengers from Kadeshi ple of Israel died. unto the king of Ednm, Thus saith thy brother 7 Therefore the people came to Moses, and Israel, Thou knowest all the travail ihal bath said, We have sinned, for we have spoken befallen us:

against the LORD, alul against thee; pray 11:10 13 flow our fathers went down into Egypt, and the Lorv, that he take away the serpents from we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and ure us. And Moses prayed for the people. Egyptiaus l'excu us, and our fathers :

8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a 16 And when we cried unto the LORD, he liery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall beard our voice, and sent an angel, and bath conue to p:18s, that every one that is vitten, willen brought us forth out of Egypt: and behold, we are he lookeih upon it, shall live. iu 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 thce, through thy counlry: it upon it pole, and it came to pass, car il a We will not pass through the fields, or through serpent had bitten any man, when he behcid the the vineyards, neither will we drink of the wa-serpent of brass, he lived. ter of the wells: we will go by the king's high-1 10 11 And the children of Israel set forward, way, we will not lurn to ilie right hand nor to and pitched in Oboth. the left, until we have passed thy borders. 11 And they journey'ed from Oboth, and pitch

18 And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not passed at lje-abarim, in the wilderness which is 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, Wc 12 | From thence thiage renwred, and piiched will go by the highway: and if I and my cattle in the valley of Zarci. drink of ily water, then I will pay for it: I will 13 From thence they removed, and pitched on only, without doing any thing clse, go through the other side: ul' Aron, which is in the wilderon my feet.

ness that comell out of the coasts of the Amo20 And he said, Thou shalt not go through. rites: for Arnon is the border of Moab, betwech An Edon came out agaiust hins with much Moab and the Amoriles. prenple, and with a strong hand.

14 Wherefore it is said in the book of the war, 2 Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage of the LORD, What he did in the Red sea, and through huis. border: wherefore Israel turned in the brouks of Arnon, away froin him.

13 And at the stream of the brooks that goet 22 11 Aud the children of twel, even the whole down to the direlling of Ar, and lieth upon the congregation, journey il fre ni Kadesh, and cane border of Moab. unto niount Hor.

16 And from thience they nent to Beer: that is the 93 And the Lord spake u kto Moses and Aaron well wliereot'ilie LORD spake unto Moses, Cather in mount lior, by the coas of the land of Edun, the people together, and I will give theni water. Enying,

1711 Then Israel sang this sung, Spiring up, 24 Aaron shall be gallia ed unto his people : well: sing ye unto it: for he shall not enter into le land which I have 18 The princes digged the well, the nobles of given wito the children of Israel, because ye re- the people digged it, by the direction of the law'. belled against inny word as the water of Meribah.giver, with their slaves. And from the wilder:

25 Take Aaron and Ele var his son, ind bring uers they went to Maltanah: them up unto mount Llor:

19 And froin Alatlawah to Xalalici: and from 26 Aud strin Aaron of his garments, and put Nabaliet to Bannoch : them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be 20 And from Baroth in the valley, that is in gathered unlo his people, anil shall die there. the country of Moah, to the top of Pisgals, which 27 And Moses did as the LORD commanded : 100kcih toivari Jeshimion. and they went up into mount flor in the sighu 21 41 And Israel seut inessengers unto Silion of all the congregation.

king of the Ameriles, saying, 28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, 22 Let me pass through thy liud: we will 101 and put them upon leazar his son; and Aaron turn into the fields, or into the vineyards; we dica there in the top of the mount: and Moses will not drink of the waters of the well : bul we and Eleazar came down from the niount. will go along by the king's high-way, until we

And when all the congregation saw that be past thy borders. Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaroni chiny 23 And Silon would not suffer Israel 10 pass days, ecen all the liouse of Israch.

luhrough his burder: bul Silion gathered all his

Srhon and Og overcome.

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 or 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 cume out of Egypt, Jabbok, even unto the children of Ammon: for which covereth the face of the earth : cuine the border of the children of Ammon was strong. now, curse me them; peradventure I shall be

23 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 : 2 For Heslbon was the city of Sihon the king for they are blessed. of the Amorites, who had fought against the 13 And Balaani 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 refuselh to give ine 27 Wherefore they that speak in proverbs say, leave to go with you. Come into Heshbon, let the city of Silon be 14 And the princes of Moab rose up, and they built and prepared.

went unto Balak, and said, Balaain refuseth to 28 For there is a fire gone out of lleslibon, aflame come with us. froin the city of Sihon: it hath consumed Ar of 15 11 And Balak sent yet again princes, more, Moab, and the lords of the high places of Arnon. and more lionourable 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 ther, hinder thee from coming unto me: Sihon king of the Amorites.

17 For I will promote thee unto very great ho30 We bave shot at thein; Heshbon is perislied nour, and I will do whatsoever thou sayest unto even unto Dibon, and we have laid thein waste me: come therefore, I pray thee, curse me this even unto Nophah, which reacheth unto 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 his 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, lo 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 kuow 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 ur, and go with them; but yet the word which 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 Mvab. orites, which dwelt at Heshbon.

22 1 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 siood in the people, until there was noue 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 ND the children of Israel set forward, and standing in the way, and his sword drawn in liis

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and went into the field: and Balaam smote the 211 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, he 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.

and stood in a narrow place. Where was no way 5 He sent unessengers therefore unto Balaam to turn either lo tlc right hand or to the left. the son of Béor to Pethor, which is by the river 27 And when the ass saw ihe angel of thc LORD of the land of the children of his people, lo 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 stafi: from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the 28 And the LORD opened the mouth of the ass, earth, and they abide over against me: and she said unto Ba'aam, What have Idone unto 6 Coine now therefore, I pray thee, Curse me thee, that thou hast sniitten nethese thiree times? this people; for they are too mighty for me: 29 And Balaam said unto the ass, Because peradventure I shall prevail, that we may sinite thou hast mocked me: I would there were it ihem, and that I may drive them out of the sword in my banil, for now would I kill thee. land: for I wot that he whom thou blessest is 30 And the ass said unto Balaani, An not I blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed. thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden 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 lie said, Nay. in their hand; and they came unto Balaam, and 31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaan, pake unto hjin the words of Balak.

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

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