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Moses' faith us staggered. - CHAPTER XIII. Miriam's leprosy healed.

12 Have I conceived all this people ? have I, all that night, and all the next day, and they begotten them, that thou shouldest say unto me, gathered the quails : he that gathered least Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing-father gathered ten homers : and they spread them beareth the sucking child, unto the land which all abroad for themselves round about the thou swarest unto their fathers ?

camp. 13 Whence should I have flesh to give unto 33 And while the flesh was yet between their all this people? for they weep unto me, saying, teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the LORD Give us flesh, that we may eat.

was kindled against the people, and the LORD 14 I am not able to bear all this people alone, smote the people with a very great plague. because it is too heavy for me.

34 And he called the name of that place Ki15 And if thou deal thus with me, kill me, I broth-hattaa vah: because there they buried the pray thee, out of hand, if I have found favour people that lusted. in thy sight; and let me not see my wretched 35 And the people journeyed from Kibrothness.

hattaavah unto Hazeroth: and abode at Ha. 16 11 And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather zeroth. unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel,

CHAPTER XII. whom thou knowest to be the elders of the peo. ple, and officers over them; and bring them

1 God rebuketh the sedition of Miriam and Aa. unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that

ron. 10 Miriam's leprosy is healed at the they may stand there with thee.

prayer of Moses. 14 God commandeth her 17 And I will come down and talk with thee to be shut out of the host. there ; and I will take of the spirit which is AND Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they n because of the Ethiopian woman whom he shall bear the burden of the people with thee, had married : for he had married an Ethiopian that thou bear it not thyself alone.

woman. 18 And say thou unto the people, Sanctify 2 And they said, Hath the LORD indeed spo. yourselves against to-morrow, and ye shall eat ken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by Hesh: for ye have wept in the ears of the LORD, us? And the LORD heard it. saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it 3 (Now the man Moses was very meek, above was well with us in Egypt: therefore the LORD all the men which were upon the face of the will give you flesh, and ye shall eat.

earth.) 19 Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, 4 And the LORD spake suddenly unto Moses, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye days;

three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. 20 But even a whole month, until it come out And they three came out. at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you: 5 And the Lord came down in the pillar of because that ye have despised the LORD which the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernais among you, and have wept before him, say. cle, and called Aaron and Miriam : and they ing, Why came we forth out of Egypt?

both came forth. 21 And Moses said, The people among whom 6 And he said, Hear now my words : If there I am, are six hundred thousand footmen ; and be a prophet among you, I the LORD will make thou hast said, I will give them flesh, that they myself known unto him in a vision, and will may eat a whole month.

speak unto him in a dream. 22 Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for 7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful them, to suffice them? or shall all the fish of the in all mine house. sea be gathered together for them, to suffice 8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even them?

apparently, and not in dark speeches ; and the 23 And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the similitude of the LORD shall he behold: whereLORD's hand waxed short ? thou shalt see fore then were ye not afraid to speak against my now whether my word shall come to pass unto servant Moses? thee, or not.

9 And the anger of the LORD was kindled 24 'T And Moses went out, and told the people against them; and he departed. the words of the LORD, and gathered the seventy 10. And the cloud departed from off the tnber. men of the elders of the people, and set them nacle ; and behold, Miriam became leprous, white round about the tabernacle.

as snow; and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and 25 And the LORD came down in a cloud, and behold, she was leprous. spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was 11 And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, upon him, and gave it unto the seventy elders : I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein and it came to pass, that when the spirit rest. we have done foolishly, and wherein we have ed upon them, they prophesied, and did not sinned. cense.

12 Let her not be as one dead, of whom the 26 But there remained two of the men in the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the mother's womb. name of the other Medad: and the Spirit rested 13 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, upon them; and they were of them that were Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee. written, but went not out unto the tabernacle : 14 | And the LORD said unto Moses, If her and they prophesied in the camp.

father hud but spit in her face, should she not be 21 And there ran a young man, and told Mo ashamed seven days ? let her be shut out from ses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp seven days, and after that let her be the camp.

received in again. 28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of 15 And Miriam was shut out from the camp Moses, one of his young men, answered and seven days : and the people journeyed not till said, My lord Moses, forbid them.

Miriam was brought in again. 29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for 16 And afterward the people removed from my sake? would God that all the LORD's peo Hazeroth, and pitched in the wilderness of Pa. ple were prophets, and that the LORD would put ran. his Spirit upon them.

CHAPTER XII. 30 And Moses gat him into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.

1 The names of the men who were sent to search 31 11 And there went forth a wind from the the land. 17 Their instructions. 21 Their LORD, and brought quails from the sea, and let

acts. 26 Their relation. then fall by the camp, as it were a day's journey AND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, on this side, and as it were a day's journey on

2 Send thou men, that they may search the the other side, round about the camp, and as land of Canaan, which I give unto the children it were two cubits high upon the face of the of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall ye earth.

send a man, every one a ruler among them. 32 And the people stood up all that day, and 3 And Moses by the commandment of the

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NUMBERS. Moses intercedeth with God LORD sent them from the wilderness of Paran : We be not able to go up against the people; for all those men were heads of the children of Is. they are stronger than we. rael.

32 And they brought up an evil report of the 4 And these were their names : Of the tribe of land which they had searched unto the children Reuben, Shammua the son of Zaccur.

of Israel, saying, The land through which we 5. Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up Hori..

the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that **6* Ör the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Je. we suw in it are men of a great stature. phunneh.

33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of 7 of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Jo Anak, which come of the giants; and we were seph.

in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we 18 of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea the son of were in their sight. Nun,

CHAPTER XIV. **9 of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu.

1 The people murmur at the news. 6 Joshua 10 of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of

and Caleb labour to still them. 11 God Sodi.

threateneth them. 13 Moses persuadeth God, 11 Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe

and obtaineth pardon. 26 The murmurers of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi.

are deprived of entering into the land. 36 12 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of

The men who raised the evil report die by a' Gemalli.

plague. 40 The people that would invade 13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of

the land against the will of God are smit. Michael.

ten. 14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of AND all the congregation lifted up their voice, Vopsi.

n and cried; and the people wept that night. 15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Ma. 2 And all the children of Israel murmured chị.

against Moses and against Aaron: and the 16 These are the names of the men which Mo. 1 whole congregation said unto them, Would God ses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would Oshea the son of Nun, Jehoshua.

God we had died in this wilderness! 17 11 And Moses sent them to spy out the land 3 And wherefore hath the LORD brought us of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our this way southward, and go up into the moun wives and our children should be a prey ? were tain:

it not better for us to return into Egypt? 18 And see the land, what it is ; and the people 4 And they said one to another, Let us make that dwelleth therein, whether they be strong or la captain, and let us return into Egypt. weuk, few or many;

5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces 19 And what the land is that they dwell in, before all the assembly of the congregation of whether it be good or bad ; and what cities they the children of Israel. be that they dwell in, whether in tents, or in

6.1 And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb strong holds;

the son of Jephunned, which were of them that 20 And what the land is, whether it be fat or searched the land, reut their clothes : lean, whether there be wood therein, or not. And 7. And they spake unto all the company of the be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of children of Israel, saying, The land, which we the land. Now the time was the time of the first passed through to search it, is an exceeding good ripe grapes.

land. 21 T So they went up, and searched the land 8 If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, as men us into this land, and give it us ; a land which come to Hamath.

floweth with milk and honey. 22 And they aseended by the south, and came 9 Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither unto Hebron ;, where Ahiman, Sheshai, and fear ye the people of the land ; for they are Talmai, the children of Anak, were. (Now bread for us : _their defence is departed from Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in

them, and the Lord is with us: fear them not. Egypt.).

10 But all the congregation bade stone them 23 And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, with stones. And the glory of the LORD apand cut down from thence a branch with one peared in the tabernacle of the congregation be. cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two fore all the children of Israel, upon a staff; and they brought of the pome. 11 | And the LORD said unto Moses, How granates, and of the figs.

long will this people provoke me? and how long 24 The place was called the brook Eshcol, be will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs cause of the cluster of grapes which the children which I have shewed among them? of Israel cut down from thence.

12 I will smite them with the pestilence, and 25 And they returned from searching of the disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater land after forty days.

nation and mightier than they. 26 1 And they went and came to Moses, and 13 11 And Moses said unto the Lord, Then the to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the Egyptians shall hear it, (tor thou broughtest up children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, this people in thy might from among them :) to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, 14 And they will tell it to the inhabitants of and unto all the congregation, and shewed them this land: for they have heard that thou LORD the fruit of the land.

art among this people, that thou Lord art seen 27 And they told him, and said, We came un face to face, and that thy cloud standeth over to the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it them, and that thou goest before them, by day. floweth with milk and honey; and this is the time in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire fruit of it.

by night. 28 Nevertheless, the people be strong that €15 i Now if thon shalt kill all this people as dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and one man, then the nations which have heard the very great, and moreover, we saw the children fame of thee will speak, saying, of Anak there.

16 Because the LORD was not able to bring 29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the this people into the land which he sware unto south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and them, therefore he hath slain them in the wilder the Amorites, dwell in the mountains; and the ness, Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of 17 And now, I beseech thee, let the power of Jordan.

my Lord be great, according as thou hast 30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, spoken, saying, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it ;

18 The LORD is long-suffering, and of great for we are well able to overcome it.

mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and 31 But the men that went up with him said, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the inj.

The murmurers are excluded. CHAPTER XV. The law of the meat-offering. quity of the fathers upon the children unto the, because ye are turned away from the LORD, third and fourth generation.

therefore the LORD will not be with you. 19 Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this 44 But they presumed to go up unto the hill. people according, unto the greatness of thy mer. top: nevertheless the ark of the covenant of cy, and as thou hast forgiven this people, from the LORD, and Moses, departed not out of the Egypt even until now...

camp. 20. And the LORD said, I have pardoned ac 45. Then the Amalekites came down, and cording to thy word:

the Canaanites which dwelt in that hill, and 21 But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be smote them, and discomfited them, even unto filled with the glory of the Lord.

Hormah, 22 Because all those men which have seen my

CHAPTER XV. glory, and my miracles, I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now

1 The law of the meat-offering and the drink. these ten times, and have not hearkened to my

offering. 13, 29 The stranger is under the voice;

same law. 17 The law of the first of the 23 Surely they shall not see the land which I dough for an heave-offering. 22 The sacri. sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of fice for sins of ignorance. 30 The punish. them that provoked me see it:

ment of presumption. 32 He that violated 24 But my servant Caleb, because he had an the sabbath is stoned. 37 The law of fringes. other spirit with him, and hath followed me AND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, fully, him will bring into the land whereinto 1 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say he went; and his seed shall possess it.

unto thein, When ye be come into the land of 25 (Now the Amalekites, and the Canaanites your habitations, which I give unto you, dwelt in the valley.) To-morrow turn you, and 3 And will make an offering by fire unto the get you into the wilderness by the way of the LORD, a burnt-offering, or a sacrifice in perRed sea.

forming a vow, or in a free-will-offering, or in 26 11 And the LORD spake unto Moses and un. your solemn feasts. to make a sweet savour unto to Aaron, saying,

the LORD, of the herd, or of the flock: 27 How long shall I bear with this evil congre. 4 Then shall he that offereth his offering unto gation, which murmur against me? I have the LORD bring a meat-offering of a tenth-deal heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin which they murmur against me.

of oil. 28 Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith 5 And the fourth part of an hin of wine for a the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so drink-offering shalt thou prepare with the burntwill I do to you:

offering or sacrifice, for one lamb. 29 Your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness : 6 Or for a run, thou shalt prepare for a meat. and all that were numbered of you, according | offering two tenth-deals of Hour mingled with to your whole number, from twenty years old the third part of an hin of oil. and upward, which have murmured against 7 And for a drink-offering thou shalt offer the me.

third part of an hin of wine, for a sweet savour 30 Doubtless ye shall not come into the land unto the LORD concerning which I sware to make you dwell 8 And when thou preparest a bullock for a therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and burnt-offering, or for a sacritice in performing a Joshua the son of Nun.

vow, or peace-offerings unto the LORD: 31 But your little ones, which ye said should 9 Then shall be bring with a bullock a meat. be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall offering of three tenth-deals of flour mingled know the land which ye have despised.

with half an bin of oil. 32 But as for you, your carcasses, they shall 10 And thou shalt bring for a drink-offering fall in this wilderness.

half an hin of wine, for an offering made by 33 And your children shall wander in the wil. fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD: derness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, 11 Thus shall it be done for one bullock, or for until your carcasses be wasted in the wilder one ram, or for a lamb, or a kid. ness,

12 According to the number that ye shall pre. 34 After the number of the days in which ye pare, so shall ye do to every one according to searched the land, even forty days (each day their number for a year) shall ye bear your iniquities, even 13 All that are born of the country shall do forty years and ye shall know my breach of these things after this manner, in offering an promise.

offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto 35 I the LORD have said, I will surely do it the LORD. unto all this.evil congregation, that are gathered 14 And if a stranger sojourn with you, or together against me: in this wilderness they shall whosoever be among you in your generations, be consumed, and there they shall die.

and will offer an offering made by fire, of a 36 And the men which Moses sent to search sweet savour unto the LORD ; as ye do, so he the land, who returned, and made all the con. shall do. gregation to murmur against him, by bringing 15 One ordinance shall be both for you of the up a slander upon the land,

congregation, and also for the stranger that so. 37 Even those men that did bring up the evil journeth with you, an ordinance for ever in your report upon the land, died by the plague before generations: as ye are, so shall the stranger be the LORD.

before the LORD. 38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the 16 One law and one manner shall be for you, son of Jephunneh, which were of the men that and for the stranger that sojourneth with you. went to search the land, lived still.

17 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, say. 39 And Moses told these sayings unto all the children of Israel: and the people mourned 18 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say greatly.

unto them, When ye come into the land whither 40 41 And they rose up early in the morning, I bring you, and gat them up into the top of the mountain, 19 Then it shall be, that when ye eat of the saying, Lo, we be here, and will go up unto the bread of the land, ye shall offer up an heave-of. place which the LORD hath promised: for we fering unto the LORD. have sinned.

20 Ye shall offer up a cake of the first of your 41 And Moses said, Wherefore now do ye dough for an heave.offering: as ve do the transgress the commandment of the LORD? but heave-ottering of the threshing-floor, so shall ye it shall not prosper.

heave it. 42 Go not up, for the Lord is not among you; 21 Of the first of your dough ye shall give that ye be not smitten before your enemies. unto the LORD an heave-offering in your gener.

43 For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are l ations. there before you, and ye shall fall by the sword: 1 22 11 And if ye have erred, and not observed

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The sabbath-breaker stoned. NUMBERS. The rebellion of Korah, &c all these commandments which the LORD hath NOW Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of spoken unto Moses,

I Kohath, the son of Levi; and Dathan and 23 Even all that the Lord hath commanded Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and On, the son of you by the hand of Moses, from the day that the Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men ; LORD commanded Moses, and henceforward 2 And they rose up before Moses, with certain among your generations ;

of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty 24 Then it shall be, if aught be committed by princes of the assembly, famous in the congre. ignorance without the knowledge of the congre. I gation, men of renown: gation, that all the congregation shall offer one 3 And they gathered themselves together young bullock for a burnt-offering, for a sweet against Moses and against Aaron, and said un. savour unto the LORD, with his meat-offering, to them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing and his drink-offering, according to the manner, all the congregation are holy, every one of and one kid of the goats for a sin-offering.

them, and the LORD is among them: where. 25 And the priest shall make an atonement for fore then lift ye up yourselves above the congre. all the congregation of the children of Israel, gation of the LORD? and it shall be forgiven them; for it is ignorance: 4 And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his and they shall bring their offering, a sacrifice face: made by fire unto the LORD, and their sin-offer 5 And he spake unto Korah and unto all his ing before the LORD, for their ignorance:

company, saying, Even to-morrow the LORD 26 And it shall be forgiven all the congrega. will shew who are his, and who is holy; and tion of the children of Israel, and the stranger will cause him to come near unto him: even that sojourneth among them; seeing all the peo him whom he hath chosen will he cause to come ple were in ignorance.

near unto him. 27 | And if any soul sin through ignorance, 6 This do; Take you censers, Korah, and all then he shall bring a she-goat of the first year for his company;

7 And put' fire therein, and put incense in 28 And the priest shall make an atonement for them before the LORD to-morrow: and it shall the soul that sinneth ignorantly, when he sin. be that the man whom the LORD doth choose, neth by ignorance before the LORD, to make he shall be holy: ye take too much upon you, an atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven ye sons of Levi. him.

8 And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, I pray 29 Ye shall have one law for him that sinneth | you, ye sons of Levi: through ignorance, both for him that is born | 9 Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that among the children of Israel, and for the stranger the God of Israel hath separated you from the that sojourneth among them.

congregation of Israel, to bring you near to 30 But the soul that doeth aught pre himself to do the service of the tabernacle of sumptuously, whether he be born in the land, the LORD, and to stand before the congregation or a stranger, the same reproacheth the LORD; to minister unto them? and that soul shall be cut off from among his 10 And he hath brought thee near to him, people.

and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee: 31 Because he hath despised the word of the and seek ye the priesthood also ? LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that 11 For which cause both thou and all thy soul shall utterly be cut oft'; his iniquity shall be company are gathered together against the upon him.

LORD: and what is Aaron, that ye murmur 32 | And while the children of Israel were in against him? the wilderness, they found a man that gathered 12 1 And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abi. sticks upon the sabbath-day.

ram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will 33 And they that found him gathering sticks not come up : brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and unto 13 Is it a small thing that thou hast brought all the congregation.

us up out of a land that floweth with milk 34 And they put him in ward, because it was and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, ex. not declared what should be done to him.

cept thou make thyself altogether a prince 35. And the LORD said unto Moses, The man over us? shall be surely put to death: all the congrega. 14 Moreover, thou hast not brought us into a tion shall stone him with stones without the land that floweth with milk and honey, or given camp.

us inheritance of fields and vineyards : wilt thou 36 And all the congregation brought him with. put out the eyes of these men ? we will not out the camp, and stoned him with stones, and come up. he died; as the LORD commanded Moses.

15 And Moses was very wroth, and said unto 37 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, say. the LORD, Respect not thou their offering : 1

have not taken one ass from them, neither have 38 Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid | I hurt one of them. them that they make them fringes in the borders 16 And Moses said unto Korah, Be thou and of their garments throughout their generations, all thy company before the LORD, thou, and and that they put upon the fringe of the borders | they, and Aaron, to-morrow: a riband of blue:

17 And take every man his censer, and put 39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that incense in them, and bring ye before the LORD ye may look upon it, and remember all the com- 1 every man his censer, two hundred and fifty mandments of the LORD, and do them; and that censers ; thou also and Aaron each of you his ye seek not after your own heart and your own censer. eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:

18 And they took every man his censer, and 40 That ye may remember, and do all my com put fire in them, and laid incense thereon, and mandments, and be holy unto your God.

stood in the door of the tabernacle of the con41 I am the LORD your God, which brought gregation with Moses and Anron. you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: 19 And Korah gathered all the congregation I am the LORD your God.

against them unto the door of the tabernacle of CHAPTER XVI.

the congregation : and the glory of the LORD

appeared unto all the congregation. 1 The rebellion of Korah, Dathan, and Abi. 20 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto

ram. 23 Moses separateth the people from Aaron, saying, the rebels' tents. 31 The earth swalloweth up 21 Separate yourselves from among this con. Korah, and a fire consumeth others. 36 The gregation, that I may consume them in a mo. censers are reserved to holy use. 41 Fourteen

ment. thousand and seven hundred are slain by a 22 And they fell upon their faces, and said, plague for murmuring against Moses and O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall Aaron. 46 Aaron by incense stayeth the one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all plague.

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The earth swalloweth them up. CHAPTER XVII. Aaron's rod flourisheth. . 23 T And the LORD spake unto Moses, say. , and put on incense, and go quickly unto the

congregation, and make an atonement for them : 24 Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get for there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, plague is begun. Dathan, and Abiram.

47 And Aaron took as Moses commanded, 25 And Moses rose up, and went unto Dathan and ran into the midst of the congregation; and and Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed behold, the plague was begun among the peohim.

ple: and he put on incense, and made an atone. 26 And he spake unto the congregation, say. ment for the people. ing, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these 48 And he stood between the dead and the wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, lest living; and the plague was stayed. ye be consumed in all their sins.

49 Now they that died in the plague were 27 So they gat up from the tabernacle of Ko. fourteen thousand and seven hundred, beside rab, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side: and them that died about the matter of Korah. Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood in the 50 And Aaron returned unto Moses unto the door of their tents, and their wives, and their door of the tabernacle of the congregation; and sons, and their little children.

the plague was stayed. 28' And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know

CHAPTER XVII. that the LORD hath sent me to do all these works; for I hate not done them of mine own

1 Aaron's rod among all the rods of the tribes

only flourisheth. 10 It is left for a monument 29 If these men die the common death of all against the rebels. men, or if they be visited after the visitation of AND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, all men ; then the LORD hath not sent me.

n 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and 30 But if the LORD make a new thing, and take of every one of them a rod according to the earth open her mouth, and swallow them the house of their futhers, of all their princes up, with all that appertain unto them, and they according to the house of their fathers, twelve go down quick into the pit ; then ye shall un- rods: write thou every man's name upon his derstand that these men have provoked the

rod. LORD.

3 And thou shalt write Aaron's name upon 31 1 And it came to pass, as he had made an the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the end of speaking all these words, that the ground head of the house of their fathers. clave asunder that was under them:

4 And thou shalt lay them up in the taberna32 And the earth opened her mouth, and swa). cle of the congregation before the testimony, lowed them up, and their houses, and all the where I will meet with you. men that appertained unto Korah, and all their 5 And it shall come to pass, that the man's goods.

rod whom I shall choose shall blossom: and I 33 They, and all that appertained to them, will make to cease from me the murmurings of went down alive into the pit, and the earth the children of Israel, whereby they murmur closed upon them: and they perished from against you. among the congregation.

6.1 And Moses spake unto the children of Is. 34 And all Isrne that were round about them, rael, and every one of their princes gave him a fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the rod a piece, for each prince one, according to earth swallow us up also.

their fathers' houses, even twelve rods: and the 35 And there came out a fire from the LORD, rod of Aaron was among their rods. and consumed the two hundred and fifty men 7 And Moses laid up the rods before the LORD that offered incense.

in the tabernacle of witness. 36 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, say. | 8 And it came to pass, that on the morrow

Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and 31 Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi priest, that he take up the censers out of the was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomburning, and scatter thou the fire yonder; for ed blossoms, and yielded almonds. they are hallowed.

9 And Moses brought out all the rods from 38 The censers of these sinners against their before the LORD unto all the children of Is. own souls, let them make them broad plates for rael: and they looked, and took every man his a covering of the altar: for they offered them

rod. before the LORD, therefore they are hallowed: 10 1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Bring and they shall be a sign unto the children of ls. Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be rael.

kept for a token against the rebels ; and thou 39 And Eleazar the priest took the brazen shalt quite take away their murmurings from censers, wherewith they that were burnt had me, that they die not. offered, and they were made broad plates for 11 And Moses did so: as the LORD com. a covering of the altar:

manded him, so did he. 40 To be a memorial unto the children of Is 12 And the children of Israel spake unto Mo. rael, that no stranger, which is not of the seed ses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all of Aaron, come near to offer incense before the

perish. LORD; that he be not as Korah, and as his 13 Whosoever cometh any thing near unto company : as the LORD said to him by the hand the tabernacle of the LORD shall die: shall we of Moses,

be consumed with dying ? 41 But on the morrow all the congregation

CHAPTER XVIII. of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, Ye have killed

1 The charge of the priests and Levites. 9 the people of the LORD

The priests' portion. 21 The Levites' por 42 And it came to pass when the congregation

tion. 25 The heave-offering to the priests was gathered against Moses and against Aaron,

out of the Levites' portion. · that they looked toward the tabernacle of the AND the LORD said unto Aaron, Thou, and congregation: and behold, the cloud covered it, n thy sons, and thy father's house with thee, and the glory of the LORD appeared.

shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary : and 43 And Moses and Aaron came before the tab thou and thy sons with thee shall bear the ini. ernacle of the congregation.

quity of your priesthood. 44 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, say. 2 And thy brethren also of the tribe of Levi,

the tribe of thy father, bring thou with thee, 45 Get you up from among this congregation, that they may be joined unto thee, and minister that I may consume them as in a moment. And unto thee: but thou and thy sons with thee shall they fell upon their faces.

minister before the tabernacle of witness, * 46 11 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a | 3 And they shall keep thy charge, and the censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, | charge of all the tabernacle : only they shall not

inga cet you up free them as in &

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