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Reubenites and Gadites reproved. NUMBERS. Moses assigneth them the land. CHAPTER XXXII.

23 But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have

sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin 1 The Reubenites and Gadites sue for their in.

will find you out. . heritance on that side Jordan 6 Moses re.

24 Build you cities for your little ones, and proveth them. 16 They offer him conditions

folds for your sheep; and do that which hath to his content. 33 Moses assigneth them the

proceeded out of your mouth. land. 39 They conquer it.

25 And the children of God and the children NOW the children of Reuben and the children of Reuben spake unto Moses, saying, Thy ser.

of Gad had a very great multitude of cattle: vants will do is my lord commandeth. and when they saw the land of Jazer, and the 26 Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and land of Gilead, that behold, the place was a all our cattle, shull' be there in the cities of Gil. place for cattle ;

ead: 2 The children of Gad and the children of 27 But thy servants will pass over, every man Reuben came and spake unto Moses, and to Ele. armed for war, before the LORD to battle, as my azar the priest, and unto the princes of the con. lord saith. gregation, saying,..

28 So concerning them Moses commanded * 3°Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and Heshbun, and Elealeh, and Shebam, and and the chief' fathers of the tribes of the children Nebo, and Beon,

of Israel: 4 Even the country which the Lord smote 29 And Moses said unto them, If the children before the congregation of Israel, is a land for of Gad and the children of Reuben will pass cattle, and thy servants have cattle:

with you over Jordan, every man armed to bat. 5 Wherefore, said they, if we have found tle, before the LORD, and the land shall be subgrace in thy sight, let this land be given unto thy dued before you; then ye shall give them the servants for a possession, and bring us not over land of Gilead for a possession: Jordan.

30 But if they will not pass over with you 61 And Moses said unto the children of Gad armed, they shall have possessions among you and to the children of Reuben, Shall your breth. in the land of Canaun. ren go to war, and shall ye sit here?

31 And the children of Gad and the children 7 And wherefore discourage ye the heart of of Reuben unswered, saying, As the LORD hath the children of Israel trom going over into the said unto thy servants, so will we do. land which the Lord hath given them?

32 We w Il pass over armed before the LORD 8 Thus did your fathers, when I sent them from into the land of Canaan, that the possession of Kadesh-barnea to see the land.

our inheritance on this side Jordan may be 9 For when they went up unto the valley of ours. Eshcol, and saw the land, they discouraged the 33 And Moses gave unto them, even to the heart of the children of Isruel, that they should children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, not go iuto the land which the LORD had given and unto half the tribe of Manasseh, the son of them.

Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amor. 10 And the LORD's anger was kindled the ites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, same time, and he sware, saying,

the land, with the cities thereof in the coasts, 11 Surely none of the men that came up out even the cities of the country round about. of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, 34 11 And the children of Gud built Dibon, and shall see the land which I sware unto Abraham, I Ataroth, and Aroer, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they have 35 And Atroth, Shophan, and Jazer, and Jog. not wholly followed me:

behuh, 12 Save Culeb the son of Jephunneh the Kene. 36 And Beth-nimrah, and Beth-haran, fenced zite, and Joshua the son of Nun: for they have cities: and folds for sheep. wholly followed the LORD.

37 And the children of Reuben built Heshbon, 13 And the Lord's anger was kindled against and Elen leh, and Kirjathaim, Israel, und he made thein wander in the wilder. 38 And Nebo, and Baal-meon, (their names ness forty years, until all the generation that had being changed,) and Shibmah: and gave other done evil in the sight of the LORD was consu. narnes unto the cities which they builded. med.

39 And the children of Machir the son of Ma. 14 And behold, ye are risen up in your fa. nasseh went to Gilead, and took it, and dispos. ther's stead, an increase of sinful men, to aug. sessed the Amorite which was in it. . ment yet the fierce anger of the LORD toward 40 And Moses gave Gilead unto Machir the Israel.

son of Manusseh; and he dwelt therein. 15 For if ye turn away from after him, he will 41 And Jair the son of Manasseh went and yet again leave them in the wilderness ; and ye took the small towns thereof, and called them shall destroy all this people.

Havoth-jair. 16 1 And they came near unto him, and said, 42 And Nobah went and took Kenath, and We will build sheep-folds here for our cattle, and | the villages thereof, and called it Nobah, after cities for our little ones :

his own name. 17 But we ourselves will go ready armed be.

CHAPTER XXXIII. fore the children of Israel, until we have brought them unto their place: and our little ones shall

Two and forty journeys of the Israelites. 50 dwell in the fenced cities, because of the inhub.

The Canaanites are to be destroyed. itants of the land.

THESE are the journeys of the children of Is. 18 We will not return unto our houses, until Irael, which went forth out of the land of the children of Israel have inherited every man Egypt with their urmies under the hand of Mo. his inheritance.

ses and Aaron, 19 For we will not inherit with them on yon. 2 And Moses wrote their goings out according der side Jordan, or forward ; because our inher. to their journeys by the commandment of the itance is fullen to us on this side Jordan east. LORD: and these are their journeys according ward.

to their goings out. 20 1 And Moses said unto them, If ye will do 3 And they departed from Rameses in the first this thing, if ye will go arıned before the LORD month, on the fifteenth day of the first month : to war,

on the morrow after the passover the children of 21 And will go all of you armed over Jordan Israel went out with an high hand in the sight before the LORD, until he hath driven out his of all the Egyptians. enemies from before him,

4 For the Egyptians buried all their first born. 22 And the land be subdued before the LORD: which the LORD had smitten among them: upon then afterward ye shall return, and be guilt. their sds also the LORD executed judgments. less before the LORD, and before Israel; and 5 And the children of Israel removed from this land shall be your possession before the | Rameses, and pitched in Succoth. LORD.

6 And they departed from Succoth, and pitch.

The journeys of the Israelites. CHAPTER XXXIV. The borders of the land. ed in Etham, which is in the edge of the wilder, 1. 43. And they departed from Punon, and pitched ness.

in Oboth. 7 And they removed from Etham, and turned 44 And they departed from Oboth, and pitched again unto Pi-hahiroth, which is before Baal. in lje-abarim, in the border of Moub. zephon: and they pitched before Migdol...

45 And they departed from lim, and pitched 8 And they departed from before Pi-hahiroth, in Dibon-gad. and passed through the midst of the sen into the 46 And they removed from Dibon-gad, and wilderness, and went three days' journey in the encamped in Almon-d blathaim. wilderness of Etham, and pitch in Marah.

47 And they removed from Almon-diblathaim, 9 And they removed from Maruh, and came and pitched in the mountains of Abarim, before unto Elim: and in Elim were twelve fountains Nebo. of water, and threescore and ten palm-trees; 48 And they departed from the mountains of and they pitched there.

Abarim, and pitched in the plains of Moab by 10 And they removed from Elim, and en Jordan near Jericho. camped by the Red sea.

49 And they pitched by Jordan, from Beth. 11 And they removed from the Red sea, and jesimoth even unto Abel.shittim in the plains of encamped in the wilderness of Sin.

Moab. 12 And they took their journey out of the wil. 50 And the LORD spake unto Moses in the derness of Sin, and encamped in Dophkah. plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying,

13 And they departed from Dophkah, and en-1 51 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say camped in Alush.

unto them, When ye are passed over Jordan 14 And they removed from Alush, and en. into the land of Canaan; camped at Rephidim, where was no water for 52 Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants the people to drink.

of the land from before you, and destroy all 15 And they departed from Rephidim, and their pictures, and destroy all their molten im. pitched in the wilderness of Sinai.

ages, and quite pluck down all their high places : 16 And they removed from the desert of Sinai, 53 And ye shull dispossess the inhabitants of and pitched at Kibroth-hattaavah.

the land, and dwell therein: for I have given you 17 And they departed from Kibroth-hattaa.

the land to possess it. vah, and encamped at Hazeroth..

54 And ye shall divide the land by lot for an * 18 And they departed from Hazeroth, and inheritance among your familes : and to the pitched in Rithmah.

more ye shall give the more inheritance, and to 19 And they departed from Rithmah, an the fewer ye shall give the less inheritance : eve. pitched at Rimmon-parez.

ry man's inheritance shall be in the place where 20 And they departed from Rimmon-parez, h's lot falleth ; according to the tribes of your and pitched in Libnah.

fathers ye shall inher.t. 21 And they removed from Libnah, and pitch 55 But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants ed at Rissah.

of the land from before you ; then it shall come 22 And they journeyed from Rissah, and pitch to puss, that those which ye let remain of them ed in Kehelathah.

shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your 23 And they went from Kehelathah, and sides, and shall vex you in the land where.n ye pitched in mount Shapher,

dwell. * 24 And they removed from mount Shapher, 56 Moreover, it shall come to pass, that I and encamped in Haradab.

shall do unto you, as I thought to do unto 25 And they removed from Haradah, and them. pitched in Makheloth. 26 And they removed from Makheloth, and

CHAPTER XXXIV. encamped at Tahath.

1 The borders of the land. 16 The names of the 27 And they departed from Tahath, and pitch

men which shall divide the land. ed at Tarah.

AND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 28 And they removed from Tarah, and pitched

2 Command the children of Israel, and say in M thcah.

unto them, When ye come into the land of Ca. 29 And they went from Mithcah, and pitched naan ; (this is the land that shall fall unto you in Hashmonah.

for an inher tince, even the land of Canaan with 30 And they departed from Hashmonah, and the coasts thereof:) encamped at Moseroth.

3 Then your south quarter shall be from the 31 And they departed from Moseroth, and wilderness of Zn along by the coast of Edom, pitched in Bene-jaakan.

and your south border shall be the outmost coast 32 And they removed from Bene-jaakan, and of the sult sea eastward : encamped at Hor-hagidgad.

4 And your border shall turn from the south 33 And they went from Hor-hagidgad, and to the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass on to Zin : pitched in Jotbathah.

and the going forth thereof shall be from the 34 And they removed from Jotbathah, and south to kadesb-barnen, and shall go on to Ha. encamped at Ebronab.

zar-addur, and pass on to Azmon: 35 And they departed from Ebronah, and 5 And the border shall fetch a compass from encamped at Ezion-gaber.

Azmon unto the river of Egypt, and the goings 36 And they removed from Ezion-gaber, and out of it shall be at the sea. pitched in the wilderness of Zin, which is Ka. 6 And as for the western border, ye shall even desh,

have the great sea for a border: this shall be 37 And they removed from Kadesh, and pitch: | your west border.. ed in mount Hor, in the edge of the land of 7 And this shall be your north_border : from Edom.

the great sea ye shall point out for you mount 38 And Aaron the priest went up into mount Hor: Hor at the commandment of the LORD, and 8 From mouint Hor ye shall point out your died there, in the fortieth year after the children border unto the entrance of Hamath: and the of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt; in goings forth of the border shall be to ze. the first day of the fifth month.

dad: 39 And Aaron was an hundred and twenty 9 | And the border shall go'on to Zipbron, and three years old when he died in mount and the goings out of it shall be at Hazar-enan : Hor.

this shall be your north border. 40 And king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt 10 And ye shall point out your east border from in the south in the land of Canaan, heard of the Hazar-enan tu Shephum: coming of the children of Israel,

11 And the coast shall go down from She. 41 And they departed from mount Hor, and pham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain; and pitched in Zalmonah.

the border shall descend, and shall reach unto 42 And they departed from Zalmonah, and the side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward : * pitched in Punon.

12 And the border shall go down to Jordan,

The cities of the Levites. NUMBERS.

The laws of murder. and the goings out of it shall be at the salt sea. 1. 7 So all the cities which ye shall give to the This shall be your land with the coasts thereof Levites shall be forty and eight cities : them round about,

shall ye give with their suburbs. 13 And Moses commanded the children of | 8 And the cities which ye shall give shall be Israel, saying, This is the land which ye sball of the possession of the children of Israel : from inherit by lot, which the LORD commanded them that have many ye shall give many ; but to give unto the nine tribes, and to the half from them that have few ye shall give few : tribe :

every one shall give of his cities unto the Le. 14 For the tribe of the children of Reuben, ac. vites according to his inheritance which he in. cording to the house of their fathers, and the heriteth. tribe of the children of Gad according to the 91 And the LORD spake unto Moses, say. house of their fathers, have received their inher. itance; and half the tribe of Manasseh have re. 18 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say ceived their inheritance:

unto them, When ye be come over Jordan into 15 The two tribes and the half-tribe have the land of Canaan; received their inheritance on this side Jor. 11 Then yo shall appoint you cities to be cities dan near Jericho eastward, toward the sun of refuge for you that the slayer may flee rising.

thither, which killeth any person at una. 16 And the LORD spake unto Moses, say. wares, ing,

12 And they shall be unto you cities for refuge 17 These are the names of the men which from the avenger ; that the manslayer die not, shall divide the land unto you: Eleazar the until he stand before the congregation in judg. priest, and Joshua the son of Nun.

ment. 18 And ye shall take one prince of every tribe, 13 And of these cities which ye shall give, six to divide the land by inheritance.

cities shall ye have for refuge. 19 And the names of the men are these : Of 14 Ye shall give three cities on this side Jor the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephun. dan, and three cities shall ye give in the land of neh.

Canaan, which shall be cities of refuge. 20 And of the tribe of the children of Simeon, 15 These six cities shall be a refuge, both for Shemuel the son of Ammihud.

the children of Israel, and for the stranger, and 21 of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the son for the sojourner among them : that every one of Chislon.

that killeth any person unawares may flee 22 And the prince of the tribe of the children thither. of Dan, Bukki the son of Jogli,

16 And if he smite him with an instrument of 23 The prince of the children of Joseph, for iron, so that he die, he is a murderer : the mur. the tribe of the children of Munasseh, Hanniel derer shall surely be put to death. the son of Ephod.

17 And if he smite him with throwing a stone, 24 And the prince of the tribe of the children wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a of Ephraim, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan. murderer : the murderer shall surely be put to

25 And the prince of the tribe of the chil. 1 dren of Zebulun, Elizaphan the son of Par. 18 Or if he smite him with an hand-weapon nach.

of wood, wherewith he may die, and he die, he 26 And the prince of the tribe of the children is a murderer : the murderer shall surely be put of Issachar, Paltiel the son of Azzan,

to death, 27 And the prince of the tribe of the children 19 The revenger of blood himself shall slay the of Asher, Ahihud the son of Shelomi.

murderer: when he meeteth him, he shall slay 28 And the prince of the tribe of the chil.

him. dren of Naphtali, Pedahel the son of Ammi 20 But if he thrust him of hatred, or burl at hud.

him by laying of wait, that he die; 29 These are they whom the LORD commanded | 21 Or in enmity smite him with his hand, that to divide the inheritance unto the children of Is. he die: he that smote him shall surely be put to rael in the land of Canaan.

death; for he is a murderer: the revenger of CHAPTER XXXV.

blood shall slay the murderer, when he meeteth

him. 1 Eight and forty cities for the Levites with 22 But if he thrust him suddenly without en. their suburbs, and measure thereof. 6 Six

mity, or have cast upon him any thing without of them are to be cities of refuge. 9 The

laying of wait, laws of murder. 31 No satisfaction for mur. 23 Or with any stone, wherewith a man may der.

die, seeing him not, and cast it upon him, that ND the LORD spake unto Moses in the he die, and was not his enemy, neither sought n plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, his harm: saying,

24 Then the congregation shall judge between 2 Command the children of Israel, that they | the slayer and the revenger of blood ccording give unto the Levites of the inheritance of their to these judgments : possession cities to dwell in ; and ye shall give 25 And the congregation shall deliver the also unto the Levites suburbs for the cities round slayer out of the hand of the revenger of blood, about them.

and the congregation shall restore him to the 3 And the cities shall they have to dwell in: 1

city of his refuge, whither he was fled: and and the suburbs of them shall be for their he shall abide in it unto the death of the cattle, and for their goods, and for all their high priest, which was anointed with the holy beasts.

oil. 4 And the suburbs of the cities which ye shall 26 But if the slayer shall at any time come give unto the Levites, shall reach from the wall without the border of the city of his refuge, of the city and outward a thousand cubits round whither he was fled; about.

27 And the revenger of blood find him without 5 And ye shall measure from without the city the borders of the city of his refuge, and the re. on the east side two thousand cubits, and on the venger of blood kill the slayer ; he shall not be south side two thousand cubits, and on the west guilty of blood : side two thousand cubits, and on the north side 28 Because he should have remained in the two thousand cubits; and the city shall be in the city of his refuge until the death of the high midst : this shall be to them the suburbs of the priest : but after the death of the high priest the cities.

slayer shall return into the land of his posses 6 And among the cities which ye shall give sion. unto the Levites there shall be six cities for ref. 29 So these things shall be for a statute of uge, which ye shall appoint for the manslayer, judgment unto you throughout your generations that he may flee thither, and to them ye shall in all your dwellings. add forty and two cities,

30 Whoso killeth any person, the murderer


The story of what befell Israel CHAPTER I. on their way toward Candan. shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses : 4 And when the jubilee of the children of Is. but one witness shall not testify against any per- | rael shall be, then shall their inheritance be put son to cause him to die.

unto the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they 31 Moreover, ye shall take no satisfaction for are received: so shall their inheritance be taken the life of a murderer, which is guilty of death : away from the inheritance of the tribe of our but he shall be surely put to death.

fathers. 32 And ye shall take no satisfaction for him 5 And Moses commanded the children of Isthat is fled to the city of his refuge, that he rael according to the word of the LORD, say: should come again to dwell in the land, until the ing, The tribe of the sons of Joseph hath said death of the priest.

well. 33 So ye shall not pollute the land wherein 6 This is the thing which the LORD doth comye are: for blood it defileth the land : and the mand concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is saying, Let them marry to whom they think shed therein, but by the blood of him that best ; only to the family of the tribe of their fa. shed it.

ther shall they marry. 34 Defile not therefore the land which ye shall 7 So shall not the inheritance of the children inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I the LORD dwell of Israel remove from tribe to tribe : for ey. among the children of Israel.

ery one of the children of Israel shall keep CHAPTER XXXVI.

himself to the inheritance of the tribe of his

fathers.. 1 The inconvenience of the inheritance of daugh.

8. And every daughter, that possesseth an in. ters 5 is remedied by marrying in their own

heritance in any tribe of the children of Is. tribes, 7 lest the inheritance should be re.

rael, shall be wife unto one of the family of moved from the tribe. 10 The daughters of

the tribe of her father, that the children of Is. Zelophehad marry their father's brothers'

rael may enjoy every man the inheritance of sons.

his fathers. ND the chief fathers of the families of the 9 Neither shall the inheritance remove from n children of Gilead, the son of Machir the one tribe to another tribe ; but every one of the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of tribes of the children of Israel shall keep himself Joseph, came near, and spake before Moses, to his own inheritance. and before the princes, the chief fathers of the 10 Even as the LORD commanded Moses, so children of Israel:

did the daughters of Zelophehad: 2 And they said, The LORD commanded my 11 For Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Mil. lord to give the land for an inheritance by lot to cah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophe. the children of Israel: and my lord was com- had, were married unto their father's brothers' manded by the LORD to give the inheritance sons : : of Zelophehad our brother unto his daugh. 12 And they were married into the families of ters.

the sons of Manasseh the son of Joseph, and 3 And if they be married to any of the sons of their inheritance remained in the tribe of the the other tribes of the children of Israel, then family of their father. shall their inheritance be taken from the inherit. 13 These are the commandments and the ance of our fathers, and shall be put to the injudgments, which the LORD commanded by heritance of the tribe whereunto they are re. the hand of Moses unto the children of Is. ceived: so shall it be taken from the lot of our rael in the plains of Moab by Jordan near inheritance.





king of Bashan, which dwelt at Astaroth in 1 Moses' speech in the end of the fortieth year,


5 On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, briefly rehearsing the story 6 of God's prom- | began Moses to declare this law, saying, ise, 13 of giving them officers, 19 of sending

6 The LORD our God spake unto us in Horeb, the spies to search the land, 34 of God's

saying, Ye have dwelt long enough in this anger for their incredulity, 41 and disobe. |

mount: dience.

7 Turn you, and take your journey, and go to THESE be the words which Moses spake unto the mount of the Amorites, and unto all the I all Israel on this side Jordan in the wilder. | places nigh thereunto, in the plain, in the hills, ness, in the plain over against the Red sea, be. and in the vale, and in the south, and by the tween Parun, and Tophel, and Laban, and sea-side, to the land of the Canaanites, and unto Ha zeroth, and Diza hab.

Lebanon, unto the great river, the river Eu. 2 (There are eleven days' journey from Ho. phrates, reb by the way of mount Seir unto Kadesh. 8 Behold, I have set the land before you : go barnea.)

in and possess the land which the LORD_sware 3 And it came to pass in the fortieth year, unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, in the eleventh month, on the first day of to give unto them and to their seed after them. the month, that Moses spake unto the chil. 91 And I spake unto you at that time, say. dren of Israel, according unto all that the ing, I am not able to bear you myself alone: LORD bad given him in commandment unto 10 The LORD your God hath multiplied you, them:

and behold, ye are this day as the stars of 4 After he had slain Sihon the king of the heaven for multitude. Amorites, which dwelt in Heshbon, and Og the 11 (The LORD God of your fathers make you


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The story of what befell Israel DEUTERONOMY. on their way toward Canaan a thousand times so many more as ye are, and see it, and to him will I give the land that ho bless you, as he hath promised you !)

hath trodden upon, and to his children, because 12 Huw can I myself alone bear your cum. he huth wholly followed the LORD. brance, and your burden, and your strife?

37 Also the LORD was angry with me, for 13 Take you wise men, and understanding, your sakes, saying, Thou also shalt not go in and known among your tribes, and I will make thither. them rulers over you.

38 But Joshua the son of Nun, which stand14 And ye answered me, and said, The thing eth before thee, he shall go in thither. En. which thou hast spoken is good for us to do. courage him: for he shall cause Israel to inherit

15 So I took the chief of your tribes, wise it. men, and known, and made them heads over 39 Moreover, your little ones, which ye said you, captains over thousands, and captains should be a prey, and your children, which in over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and that day had no knowledge between good and captains over tens, and officers among your evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will tribes.

I give it, and they shall possess it. 16 And I charged your judges at that time, 40 But as for you, turn you, and take your saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, journey into the wilderness by the way of the and judge righteously between every man and Red sea. his brother, and the stranger that is with him. 41 Then ye answered and said unto me, We

17 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; have sinned against the LORD, we will go up but ye shall hear the small as well as the great ; and fight, according to all that the LORD our ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for God commanded us. And when ye had girded the judgment is God's: and the cause that is on every man his weapons of war, ye were ready too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will to go up into the hill. hear it.

42 And the LORD said unto me, say unto 18 And I commanded you at that time all the them, Go not up, neither fight; for I am not things which ye should do.

among you ; lest ye be smitten before your ene. 19 1. And when we departed from Horeb, we mies. went through all that great and terrible wilder. 43 So I spake unto you; and ye would not ness, which ye saw by the way of the mountain hear, but rebelled against the commandment of of the Amorites, as the LORD our God com the LORD, and went presumptuously up into the manded us; and we came to Kadesh-barnea.

hill. 20 And I said unto you, Ye are come unto the 44 And the Amorites, which dwelt in that mountain of the Amorites, which the LORD our mountain, came out against you, and chased God doth give unto us.

you, as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, even 21 Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land unto Hormah. before thee: go up and possess it, as the LORD 45 And ye returned and wept before the LORD; God of thy fathers hath said unto thee ; fear not, but the LORD would not hearken to your voice, neither be discouraged.

nor give eur unto you.. 22 1 And ye came near unto me every one of 46 So ye abode in Kadesh many days, accord. you, and said, We will send men before us, and | ing unto the days that ye abode there. they shall search us out the land, and bring us

CHAPTER II. word again by what way we must go up, and into what cities we shall come.

1 The story is continued, that they were not 23 And the saying pleased me well: and I took

to meddle with the Edomites, 9 nor with the twelve men of you, one of a tribe :

Moubites, 17 nor with the Ammonites, 24 but 24 And they turned and went up into the Sihon the Amurite was subdued by them. mountain, and came unto the valley of Eshcol, ' THEN we turned, and took our journey into and searched it out.

the wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as 25 And they took of the fruit of the land in the Lord spake unto me: and we compassed their hands, and brought it down unto us, and mount Seir many days. brought us word again, and said, It is a good 2 And the LORD spake unto me, saying, land which the Lord our God doth give us.

3 Ye bave compassed this nountain long 26 Notwithstanding, ye would not go up, but enough: turn you northward. rebelled against the commandment of the LORD 4 And command thou the people, saying, Ye your God:

are to pass through the coast of your brethren 27 And ye murmured in your tents, and said, the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir ; and Because the Lord hated us, he hath brought they shull be afraid of you: take ye good heed us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver unto yourselves therefore : us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy 5 Meddle not with them ; for I will not give us,

you of their land, no, not so much as a foot. 28 Whither shall we go up ? our brethren breadth; because I have given mount Seir unto have discouraged our heart, saying, The people Esau for a possession. is greater and taller than we; the cities are 6 Ye shall buy meat of them for money, that great and walled up to heaven ; and moreover, ye may eat, and ye shall also buy water of them we have seen the sons of the Anakims there. for money, thut ye may drink.

29 Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither 7 For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in be afraid of them.

all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy 30 The LORD your God which goeth before walking through this great wilderness : these you, he shall tight for you, according to all that forty years the LORD thy God hath been with he did for you in Egypt before your eyes ;

thee: thou hast lacked nothing. 31 And in the wilderness, where thou hast 8 And when we passed by from our brethren seen how that the LORD thy God bare thee, as a the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, man doth bear his son, in all the way that ye through the way of the plain from Elath, and went, until ye came into this place.

from Ezion-gaber, we turned and passed by the 32 Yet in this thing ye did not believe the way of the wilderness of Moab. LORD your God,

9 And the LORD said unto me, Distress not 33 Who went in the way before you, to search the Moabites, neither contend with them in bat. you out a place to pitch your tents in, in fire by tle: for I will not give thee of their land for a night, to shew you by what way ye should go, possession : because I have given Ar unto the and in a cloud by day.

children of Lot for a possession. 34 And the LORD heard the voice of your 10 (The Emims dwelt therein in times past, words, and was wroth, and sware, saying, u people great, and many, and tall as the Anak.

35 Surely there shall not one of these men of ims ;.. this evil generation see that good land, which I 11 Which also were accounted giants, as the sware to give unto your fathers,

Anakims; but the Moabites call them Emnims. 36 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall 12 The Horims also dwelt in Seir before.time.

time to pass throand thou word. mountain

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