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The plague of darkness. CHAPTER XII. The passover is instituted. night: and when it was morning, the east wind not a dog move his tongue, against man or brought the locusts.

beast: that ye may know how that the LORD 14 And the locusts went up over all the landdoth put a difference between the Egyptians and of Egypt, and rested in all the coasts of Egypt: Israel. very grievous were they ; before them there were 8 And all these thy servants shall come down no such locusts as they, neither after them shall unto me, and bow down themselves unto me, be such.

saying, Get thee out, and all the people that fol. 15 For they covered the face of the whole low thee: and after that I will go out. And he earth, so that the land was darkened ; and they went out from Pharaoh in a great anger. did eat every herb of the land, and all the fruit 9 And the LORD said unto Moses, Pharaoh of the trees which the hail had left: and there re. shall not hearken unto you; that my wonders mained not any green thing in the trees, or in the may be multiplied in the land of Egypt. herbs of the field, through all the land of Egypt. 10 And Moses and Aaron did all these won.

16 T Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron ders before Pharaoh ; and the LORD hardened in haste; and he said, I have sinned against the Pharaoh's heart, so that he would not let the LORD your God, and against you.

children of Israel go out of his land. 17 Now therefore forgive, I pray thee, my sin

CHAPTER XII. only this once, and entreat the LORD your God that he may take away from me this death only.

1 The beginning of the year is changed. 3 18 And he went out from Pharaoh, and en.

The passover is instituted. 11 The rite of treated the LORD.

the passover. 15 Unleavened bread. 29 The 19 And the LORD turned a mighty strong west first-born are slain. 31 The Israelites are wind which took away the locusts, and cast

driven out of the land. 37 They come to Suc. them into the Red sea: there remained not one coth. 43 The ordinance of the passover. locust in all the coasts of Egypt.

AND the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron 20 But the Lord hardened Pharaoh's heart, in the land of Egypt, saying, so that he would not let the children of Israel go. 2 This month shall be unto you the beginning

21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch of months: it shall be the first month of the year out thine hand toward heaven, that there may to you. be darkness over the land of Egypt, even dark. 31 Speak ye unto all the congregation of Is. ness which may be felt.

rael, saying, In the tenth day of this month they 22 And Moses stretched forth his hand toward shall take to them every man a lamb according heaven: and there was a thick darkness in all to the house of their fathers, a lamb for an the land of Egypt three days:

house: 23 They saw not one another, neither rose any 4 And if the household be too little for the from his place for three days : but all the children lamb, let him and his neighbour next unto his of Israel bad light in their dwellings.

house take it according to the number of the 24 1 And Pharaoh called unto Moses, and said, souls ; every man according to bis eating shall Go ye, serve the LORD: only let your flocks and make your count for the lamb. your herds be stayed: let your little ones also go 5 Your lamb shall be without blemish, a male with you.

of the first year: ye shall take it out from the 25 And Moses said, Thou must give us also sheep or from the goats: sacrifices, and burnt-offerings, that we may sac. 6 And ye shall keep it up until the fourteenth rifice unto the LORD our God.

day of the same month: and the whole assem. 26 Our cattle also shall go with us; there shall bly of the congregation of Israel shall kill it in not an hoof be left behind; for thereof must we the evening. take to serve the LORD our God; and we know 7. And they shall take of the blood, and strike not with what we must serve the LORD, until we it on the two side-posts, and on the upper door. come thither.

post of the houses, wherein they shall eat it. 27 11 But the LORD hardened Pharaoh's heart, 8 And they shall eat the flesh in that night, and he would not let them go.

roast with fire, and unlea vened bread; and with 28 And Pharaoh said unto him, Get thee from bitter herbs they shall eat it.. me, take heed to thyself, see my face no more : 9 Eat not of it raw, nor sodden at all with wą. for in that day thou seest my face, thou shalt die. ter, but roast with fire ; his head with his legs,

29 And Moses said, Thou hast spoken well, I and with the purtenance thereof. will see thy face again no more.

10 And ye shall let nothing of it remain until CHAPTER XI.

the morning: and that which remaineth of it

until the morning ye shall burn with fire. 1 God's message to the Israelites to borrow

11 T And thus shall ye eat it; with your loins jewels of thcir neighbours. 4 Moses threat.

girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in 'eneth Pharaoh with the death of the first-born. your hand : and ye shall eat it in haste; it is the AND the LORD said unto Moses, Yet will i LORD's passover A bring one plague more upon Pharaoh, and 12 For I will pass through the land of Egypt upon Egypt; afterwards he will let you go this night, and will smite all the first born in the hence: when he shall let you go, he shall surely land of Egypt, both man and beast : and against thrust you out hence altogether.

all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment : 2 Speak now in the ears of the people, and let I am the LORD. every man borrow of his neighbour, and every 13 And the blood shall be to you for a token woman of her neighbour, jewels of silver, and upon the houses where ye are: and when I see jewels of gold.

the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague 3 And the LORD gave the people favour in the shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I sight of the Egyptians. Moreover, the man smite the land of Egypt. Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in 14 And this day shall be unto you for a memo. the sight of Pharaoh's servants, and in the sight rial; and ye shall keep it a feast to the LORD of the people.

throughout your generations : ye shall keep it & 4 And Moses said, Thus saith the LORD, feast by an ordinance for ever. About midnight will I go out into the midst of 15 Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread ; Egypt:.

even the first day ye shall put away leaven out 5 And all the first-born in the land of Egypt of your houses : for whosoever eateth leavened shall die, from the first-born of Pharaoh that sit. bread, from the first day until the seventh day, teth upon his throne, even unto the first-born of that soul shall be cut off from Israel. the maid-servant that is behind the mill; and all 16 And in the first day there shall be an holy the first-horn of beasts.

convocation, and in the seventh day there shall 6 And there shall be a great cry throughout be an holy convocation to you: no manner of all the land of Egypt, such as there was none work shall be done in them, save that which eve. like it, nor shall be like it any more.

ry man must eat, that only may be done of you, 7 But against any of the children of Israel shall | 17 And ye shall observe the feast of unleavened

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The first-born are slain.

EXODUS. The ordinance of the passover. bread; for in this self-same day have I brought 39 And they baked unleavened cakes of the your armies out of the land of Egypt: therefore dough which they brought forth out of Egypt, shall ye observe this day in your generations by for it was not leavened: because they were thrust an ordinance for ever.

out of Egypt, and could not tarry, neither had 18 1 In the first month, on the fourteenth day they prepared for themselves any víctual. of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened 40 it Now the sojourning of the children of bread, until the one and twentieth day of the Israel who dwelt in Egypt, was four hundred month at even,

and thirty years. 19 Seven days shall there be no leaven found 41 And it came to pass, at the end of the four in your houses : for whosoever enteth that wbich hundred and thirty years, even the self.same day is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from it came to pass, that all the hosts of the LORD the congregation of Israel, whether he be a went out from the land of Egypt. stranger, or born in the land.

42 It is a night to be much observed unto the 20 Ye shall eat nothing leavened: in all your LORD, for bringing them out from the land of habitations shall ye eat unleavened bread.

Egypt: this is that night of the LORD to be ob. 21 Then Moses called for all the elders of served of all the children of Israel in their gener. Israel, and said unto them, Draw out, and take ations. you a lamb, according to your families, and kill 43 11 And the LORD said unto Moses and the passover.

Aaron, This is the ordinance of the passover: 22' And ye shall take a bunch of hyssop, and there shall no stranger eat thereof: dip it in the blood that is in the basin, and strike 44 But every man's servant that is bought for the lintel and the two side-posts with the blood | money, when thou hast circumcised him, then that is in the basin: and none of you shall go shall he eat thereof. out at the door of his house until the morning. 45 A foreigner, and a hired servant shall not

23 For the LORD will pass through to smite eat thereof.. the Egyptians; and when he seeth the blood 46 In one house shall it be eaten; thou shalt upon the lintel, and on the two side-posts, the not carry forth aught of the flesh abroad out of LORD will pass over the door, and will not suffer the house : neither shall ye break a bone there. the destroyer to come in unto your houses to of. smite you,

47 All the congregation of Israel shall keep 24 And ye shall observe this thing for an ordi. nance to thee and to thy sons for ever.

48 And when a stranger shall sojourn with 25 And it shall come to pass, when ye be come thee, and will keep the passover to the LORD, to the land which the LORD will give you, ac. let all his males be circumcised, and then let him cording as he hath promised, that ye shall keep come near and keep it; and he shall be as one this service.

that is burn in the Innd: for no uncircumcised 26 And it shall come to pass, when your chil. person shall eat thereof. dren shall say unto you, What mean ye by this 49 One law shall be to him that is home-born, service ?

and unto the stranger that sojourneth among 27 That ye shall say, It is the sacrifice of the

you. Lord's passover, who passed over the houses 50 Thus did all the children of Israel; as the of the children of Israel in Egypt, when he LORD commanded Moses and Aaron, so did smote the Egyptians, and delivered our houses. And the people bowed the head and worship. 51 And it came to pass the self.same day, that ped.

the Lord did bring the children of Israel out of 28 And the children of Israel went away, and the land of Egypt by their armies. did as the LORD hud commanded Moses and

CHAPTER XIII. Aaron, so did they.

29 T And it came to pass, that at midnight the 1 The first-born are sanctified to God. 3 The LORD smote all the first-born in the land of

memorial of the passover is commanded. 11 Egypt, from the first-born of Pharaoh that sat The firstlings of beasts are set apart. 17 on his throne, unto the first-born of the cuptive The Israelites go out of Egypt, and carry that was in the dungeon ; and all the first-born

Joseph's hones with them. 20 They come to of cattle.

Etham. 21 God guideth thein by a pillar of 30 And Pharaoh rose up in the night, he, and a cloud, and a pillar of fire. all his servants, and all the Egyptians; and there AND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, was a great cry in Egypt: for there was not a 1 2 Sunctify into me all the first born, house where there was not one dead.

whatsoever openeth the womb among the chil. 31 And he called for Moses and Aaron by dren of Israel, both of man and of beost: it is night, and sa d, Rise up, and get you forth from mine. among iny people, both ye and the children of 3 11 And Moses said unto the people, RememIsrael: and go, serve the LORD, as ye have ber this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, said.

out of the house of bondage ; for by strength of 32 Also take your flocks and your herds, as ye hand the LORD brought you out from this have said, and be gone : and bless me also. place: there shall no lea vened bread be eat.

33 And the Egypt ans were urgent upon the en. people, that they m ght send them out of the 4 This day came ye ont, in the month Abib. land in haste; for they said, We be all dead 5 And t shall be when the LORD shall bring men.

thee into the land of the Canaanites, and the 34 And the people took their dough before it Hitt'tes, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and was leavened, their kneading troughs being the Jebusites, which he sware unto thy fathers bound up in their clothes upon the r shoulders. to give thee, a land flowing with milk and hon.

35 And the children of Israel did according to ey; that thou shalt keep this service in this the word of Moses: and they borrowed of the month. Egyptians jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, 6 Seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread, and raiment.

and in the seventh day shall be a feast to the 36 And the LORD gave the people favour in LORD. the sight of the Egypt ans, so that they lent unto 7 Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days: them such things as they required : and they and there shall no leavened bread be seen w th spoiled the Egyptians,

thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee 37 11 And the children of Israel journeyed in all thy quarters. from Rameses to Succoth, about six hundred 89 And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, thousand on foot that were men, beside chil. saying, This is done because of that which the dren.

LORD did unto me when I came forth out of 38 And a mixed mult tude went up also with Egypt. them; and flocks, and herds, even very much 9 And it shall be for a sign unto thee upon cattle.

thine hand, and for a memorial between thine

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* Pharaoh pursueth Israel. CHAPTER XIV. The passage of the Red sea. eves: that the Lord's law may be in thy mouth: 1 7 And he took six hundred chosen chariots. for with a strong hand hath the LORD brought and all the chariots of Egypt, and captains over thee out of Egypt.

every one of them. 10 Thou shalt therefore keep this ordinance in 8 And the LORD hardened the heart of Pha. his season from year to year.

raoh king of Egypt, and he pursued after the 11 | And it shall be when the LORD shall children of Israel: and the children of Israel bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, as he went out with an high hand. sware unto thee and to thy fathers, and shall 9 But the Egyptians pursued after them (all give it thee;

the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and his 12 That thou shalt set apart unto the LORD horsemen, and his army) and overtook them enall that openeth the matrix; and every firstling camping by the sea, beside Pi-hahiroth, before thut cometh of a beast which thou hast, the Baal-zephon. males shall be the LORD's.

10 1 And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the chil. 13 And every tirstling of an ass thou shalt re dren of Israel lifted up their eyes, and behold, deem with a lamb; and if thou wilt not redeem the Egyptians marched after them; and they it, then thou shalt break his neck: and all the were sure afraid : and the children of Israel cried first-born of man among thy children shalt thou out unto the LORD. redeem.

11 And they said unto Moses, Because there 14 11 And it shall be when thy son asketh thee were no graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us in time to come, saying, What is this ? that a way to die in the wilderness? Wherefore hast thou shalt say unto him, By strength of band the thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth out of LORD brought us out from Egypt, from the Egypt? house of bondage:

12 Is not this the word that we did tell thee in 15 And it came to pass, when Pharaoh would Egypt, saying, Let us alone, that we may serve hardly let us go, that the LORD slew all the first the Egyptiang? For it had been better for us to born in the land of Egypt, both the first-bom of serve the Egyptians, than that we should die in man, and the first-boru of beast: therefore I sac. | the wilderness. rifice to the LORD all that openeth the matrix, 13 | And Moses said untn the people, Fear ye being males; but all the first-born of my chil. not, stand still, and see the salvation of the dren I redeem.

LORD, which he will shew to you to-day : for the 16 And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, Egyptians whom ye have seen to-day, ye shall and for frontlets between thine eyes : for by see them again no more for ever. strength of band the LORD brought us forth out 14 The LORD shall fight for you, and ye shall of Egypt.

hold your peace. 17 Y And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had 15 | And the LORD said unto Moses, Where. let the pe ple go, that God led them not through fore criest thou unto me? Speak unto the chil. the way of the land of the Philist nes, although dren of Israel, that they go forward: that was near; for God sa d, Lest peradventure 16 But lift thou up thy rod, and stretch out the people repent when they see war, and they thine hand over the sea, and divide it: and the return to Egypt:

children of Israel shall go on dry ground through 18 But God led the people about, through the the midst of the sea, way of the w lderness of the Red sea : and the 17 And I, behold, I will harden the hearts of children of Israel went up harnessed out of the the Egyptians, and they shall follow them; and land of Egypt.

I will get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon 19 And Moses took the bones of Joseph with all his host, upon his chariots, and upon his him: for he had straitly sworn the children of horsemen. Israel, saying, God wil surely visit you ; and 18 And the Egyptians shall know that I am ye shall carry up my bones a way hence with you. the LORD, when I have gotten me honour upon

20 1 And they took their journey from Suc. Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon his horse coth, and encainped in Etham, in the edge of men. the wilderness.

19 1 And the angel of God which went before 21 And the LORD went before them by day in the camp of Israel, removed, and went behind a pillar of a clond, to lead them the way; and them; and the pillar of the cloud went from be. by night in a pillar of tire, to give them light: fore their face, and stood behind them: to go by day and night.

20 And it came between the camp of the 22 He took not away the pillar of the cloud by Egyptians and the camp of Israel; and it was day, nor the pillar of tire by night, from before a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light the people.

by night to these : so that the one came not near CHAPTER XIV.

the other all the night.

21 And Moses stretched out his hand over the 1 God instructeth the Israelites in their jour.

sea ; and the LORD canged the sea to go back by ney. 5 Pharaoh pursurth after them. 10 The

a strong east wind all that night, and made the Israelitcs murmur. 13 Moses com forteth

sea dry land, and the wuters were divided. them. 15 God instructeth Moses. 19 The

22 And the children of Israel went into the cloud removeth behind the camp. 21 The Is.

m dst of the sea upon the dry ground : and the raelites pass through the Red sea, 23 which

waters were a wall into them on their right drowneth the Egyptians.

hand, and on their left. AND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 23 And the Egypt ans pursued, and went in n 2 Speak unto the ch ldren of Isruel, that after them, to the midst of the sea, even all Pha. they turn and encamp before Pi-hahiruth, be. ra, h's horses, his chariots, and his hørsemen. tween Migdol and the sea, over against Baal. 24 And it came to pass, that in the morning. zephon: before it shall ye encamp by the sea, watch the LORD looked into the host of the

3 For Pharach will say of the children of Is. Egyptians through the p llar of fire and of the rael, They are entungled in the land, the wilder. cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians, ness hath shut them in..

25 And touk off their chariot-wheels, that they And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, that he drave them heavily : so that the Egypt ans said, shall follow after them; and I will be honoured | Let us flee from the face of Israel; for the LORD upon Pharaob, and upon all his host; that the fighteth for them against the Egyptians. Egyptians may know that I am the LORD. And 26 11 And the LORD said unto Moses, Stretch they did so.

out thine hand over the sea, that the waters may And it was told the king of Egypt that the come again upon the Egyptians, upon their cha. people fled : and the heart of Pharaoh and of his riots, and upon their horsemen. servants was turned against the people, and they 27 And Moses stretched forth his hand over the said. Why have we done this, that we have let sea, and the sea returned to his strength when Israel go from serving us ?

the morning appeared ; and the Egyptians fled 6 And he made ready his chariot, and took his I against it; and the LORD Overthrew the Egyppeople with him:

tians in the midst of the sea.

ptians, and theypon Pharaond upon his THES Sone to these and

Moses' song of deliverance. EXODUS. The people murmur against him.

28 And the waters returned, and covered the women went out after her, with timbrels, and chariots, and the horsemen, and all the host of with dances. Pharaoli that came into the sea after them : there 21 And Miriam answered them, Sing ye to remained not so much as one of them.

the LORD, for he hath triumphed gloriously : * 29 But the children of Israel walked upon dry the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the land in the midst of the sea ; and the waters were sea. a wall unto them on their right hand, and on | 22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, their left.

and they went out into the wilderness of Shur: 30 Thus the LORD saved Israel that day out of and they went three days in the wilderness, and the hand of the Egyptians: and Israel saw the found no water. Egyptians dead upon the sea-shore. .

23 | And when they came to Marah, they 31 And Israel saw that great work which the could not drink of the waters of Marah; for LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the people they were bitter : therefore the name of it was feared the LORD, and believed the LORD, and called Marah. his servant Moses.

24 And the people murmured against Moses, CHAPTER XV.

saying, What shall we drink? 1 Moses' song. 22 The people want water. 23

25 And he cried unto the LORD; and the LORD

shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into The waters at Marah are bitter. 25 A tree

the waters, the waters were made sweet: there sweeteneth them. 27 At Elim are twelve wells, he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and seventy palm-trees.

and there he proved them, THEN sang Moses and the children of Israel 26 And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to 1 this song unto the LORD, and spake, saying, the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that I will sing unto the LORD, for he hath triumphed which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to gloriously; the horse and his rider hath he thrown his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I into the sea.

will put none of these diseases upon thee, which 2 The Lord is my strength and song, and he I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am is become my salvation: he is my God, and I the LORD that healeth thee, will prepare him an habitation ; my father's 27 11 And they came to Elim, where were God, and I will exalt him.

twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten 3 The LORD is a man of war: the LORD is | palm-trees : and they encamped there by the wa. his name.

ters. 4 Pharaoh's chariots and his host hath he cast

CHAPTER XVI. into the sea : his chosen captains also are drowned in the Red sea.

1 The Israelites come to Sin. 2 They murmur 5 The depths have covered them: they sank

for want of bread. 4 God promiseth them into the bottom as a stone.

bread from heaven. 11 Quails are sent, 14 6 Thy right hand, O LORD, is become glorious and manna. 16 The ordering of manna. 25 in power : thy right hand, O LORD, hath dashed

It was not to be found on the sabbath. 32 An in pieces the enemy.

omer of it is preserved. 7 And in the greatness of thine excellency thou AND they took their journey from Elim, and hast overthrown them that rose up against thee: n all the congregation of the children of Israel thou gentest forth thy wrath, which consumed came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is be. them as stubble,

tween Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of 8 And with the blast of thy nostrils the waters the second month after their departing out of the were gathered together, the floods stood upright land of Egypt, as an heap, and the depths were congealed in 2 And the whole congregation of the children the heart of the sea.

of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in 9 The enemy said, I will pursue, I will over the wilderness : take, I will divide the spoil: my lust shall be | 3 And the children of Israel said unto them, satisfied upon them; I will draw my sword, mine | Would to God we had died by the hand of the hand shals destroy them...

LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the 10 Thou didst blow with thy wind, the sea flesh-pots, and when we did eat bread to the covered them: they sank as lead in the mighty full: for ye have brought us forth into this wil. waters.

derness, to kill this whole assembly with hun. 11 Who is like unto thee, O LORD, among the

ger. gods ? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, 4 | Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, fearful in praises, doing wonders?

I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the 12 Thou stretchedst out thy right hand, the people shall go out and gather a certain rate ey. earth swallowed them.

ery day, that I may prove them, whether they 13 Thou in thy mercy hast led forth the people will walk in my law, or no. which thou hast redeemed : thou hast guided them 5 And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth in thy strength unto thy holy habitation.

day they shall prepare that which they bring in ; 14 The people shall hear, and be afraid : sor and it shall be twice as much as they gather row shall take hold on the inhabitants of Pales. daily. tina.

6 And Moses and Aaron said unto all the chil. 15 Then the dukes of Edom shall be amazed ; dren of Israel, At even, then ye shall know that the mighty men of Moab, trembling shall take the LORD hath brought you out from the land of hold upon them; all the inhabitants of Canaan Egypt: shall melt away.

7 And in the morning, then ye shall see the 16 Fear and dread shall fall upon them ; by the glory of the Lord: for that he heareth your greatness of thine arm they shall be as still as a murmurings against the LORD: and what are stone; till thy people pass over, O LORD, till the | we, that ye murmur against us? people pass over, which thou hast purchased. 8 And Moses said, This shall be when the

17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant them | LORD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the and in the morning bread to the full ; for that the place, O LORD, which thou hast made for thee LORD heareth your murmurings which ye mur. to dwell in ; in the sanctuary, O LORD, which mur against him: and what are we? your mur. thy hands have established.

murings are not against us, but against the 18 The LORD shall reign for ever and ever... LORD.

19 For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his 9 And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and all the congregation of the children of Israel, the LORD brought again the waters of the sea Come near before the LORD: for he hath beard upon them: but the children of Israel went on your murmurings. dry land in the midst of the sea.

10 And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto 20 And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of the whole congregution of the children of Israel. Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand : and all the that they looked toward the wilderness, and be

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Quails and manna are sent. CHAPTER XVII. The people murmur for water. hold, the glory of the LORD appeared in the 35 And the children of Israel did eat manna cloud.

forty years, until they came to a land inhabited : 11 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, they did ent manna, until they came unto the

12 I have heard the murmurings of the children borders of the land of Canaan. of Israel ; speak unto them, saying, At even ye 36 Now an omer is the tenth part of an ephah. shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread : and ye shall know that I am

CHAPTER XVII. the LORD your God.

1 The people murmur for water at Rephidim. 13 And it came to pass, that at even the quails 5 God sendeth him for water to the rock in came up, and covered the camp: and in the

Horeb. 8 Amalek is overcome by the holding morning the dew lay round about the host.

up of Moses' hands. 15 Moses buildeth the 14 And when the dew that lay was gone up, altar JEHOVAH-nissi. behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay AND all the congregation of the children of Is. a small round thing, as small as the hour frost 11 rael journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, on the ground:

after their journeys, according to the command 15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they ment of the LORD, and pitched in Rephidim: said one to another, It is manna: for they wist and there was no water for the people to drink. not what it was. And Moses said unto them, 2 Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, This is the bread which the LORD hath given and said, Give us water that we may drink. you to eat.

And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with 16 | This is the thing which the Lord hath me? wherefore do ye tempt the LORD? commanded, Gather of it every man according 3 And the people thirsted there for water; and to his eating : an omer for every man according the people murmured against Moses, and said, to the number of your persons, take ye every Wherefore is this that thou hast brought us up man for them which are in his tents.

out of Egypt to kill us and our children and our 17 And the children of Israel did so, and gath cattle with thirst? ered, some more, some less.

4 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying. 18 And when they did mete it with an omer, What shall I do unto this people? they be almost he that gathered much had nothing over, and he ready to stone me. that gathered little had no lack: they gathered 5 And the Lord said unto Moses, Go on before every man according to his eating.

the people, and take with thee of the elders of 19 And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till Israel: and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the the morning.

river, take in thine hand, and go. 20 Notwithstanding, they hearkened not unto 6 Behold, I will stand before thee there upon Moses ; but some of them left of it until the the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, morning, and it bred worms, and stank: and and there shall come water out of it, that the Moses was wroth with them.

people may drink. And Moses did so in the 21 And they gathered it every morning, every sight of the elders of Israel. man according to his eating: and when the sun 9 And he called the name of the place Massah, waxed hot it melted.

and Meribah, because of the chiding of the chil. 22 11 And it came to pass, that on the sixth day dren of Israel, and because they tempted the they gathered twice as much bread, two omers LORD, saying, Is the LORD among us, or not? for one man and all the rulers of the congrega 8 1 Then came Amalek, and fought with Is. tion came and told Moses,

rael in Rephidim. 23 And he said unto them, This is that which 9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out the Lord hath said, To-morrow is the rest of men, and go out, fight with Amalek : to-morrow the holy sabbath unto the LORD: bake that I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of which ye will bake to-day, and seethe that ye God in mine hand. will seethe; and that which remaineth over, lay 10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, up for you to be kept until the morning.

and fought with Amalek : and Moses, Aaron, 24 And they laid it up till the morning, as Mo. and Hur, went up to the top of the hill. ses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there 11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up any worm therein.

his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let & And Moses said, Eat that to-day; for to-day down his hand, Amalek prevailed. is a sabbath unto the LORD; to-day ye shall not 12 But Moses' hands were heavy; and they find it in the field.

took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat 26 Six days ye shall gather it; but on the thereon: and Aaron and Hur stayed up his seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there hands, the one on the one side, and the other on shall be none.

the other side ; and his hands were steady until 27 | And it came to pass, that there went out the going down of the sun. some of the people on the seventh day for to 13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his gather, and they found none.

people with the edge of the sword. 28 And the LORD said unto Moses, How long 14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this refuse ye to keep my commandments and my for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the In ws?

ears of Joshua: for I will utterly put out the re. 29 See, for that the LORD hath given you the membrance of Amalek from under heaven.. sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day 15 And Moses built an altar, and called the the bread of two days: abide ye every man in name of it JEHOVAH-nissi: his place, let no man go out of his place on the 16 For he said, Because the LORD hath sworn seventh day.

that the LORD will have war with Amalek from 30 So the people rested on the seventh day. generation to generation. 31 And the house of Israel called the name

CHAPTER XVIII. thereof Manna: and it was like coriander-seed, wbite ; and the taste of it was like wafers made

1 Jethro bringeth to Moses his wife and two with honey.

sons. 7 Moses entertaineth him. 13 Jethro's 22 11 And Moses said, This is the thing which counsel is accepted. 27 Jethro departeth. the LORD commandeth, Fill an omer of it to be WHEN Jethro the priest of Midian, Moses kept for your generations, that they may see the 'father-in-law, beard of all that God had bread wherewith I have fed you in the wilder. done for Moses, and for Israel his people, and ness, when I brought you forth from the land of that the Lord had brought Israel out of Egypt: Egypt,

2 Then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took 3 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her and put an omer full of manna therein, and lay back, it up before the LORD, to be kept for your gener. 3 And her two sons; of which the name of ations.

the one was Gershom; (for he said, I have been 84 As the LORD commanded Moses, so Aaron an alien in a strange land:). laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept.

4 And the name of the other was Eliezer ; (for

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