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and of the Levites come nigh the vessels of the sanctuary and the forth come nigh the tabernacle of the congrega. altar, that neither they, nor ye also, die.

tion, lest they bear sin, and die. 4 And they shall be joined unto thee, and 23 But the Levites shall do the service of the keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congre. tabernacle of the congregation, and they shall gation, for all the service of the tabernacle: and bear their iniquity : it shall be a statute for ever a stranger shall not come nigh unto you.

throughout your generations, that among the 5 And ye shall keep the charge of the sanctu. children of Israel they have no inheritance. ary, and the charge of the altar; that there be | 24 But the tithes of the children of Israel, no wrath any more upon the children of Israel, which they offer as an hea ve-offering unto the

6 And I, behold, I have taken your brethren LORD, I have given to the Levites to inherit: the Levites from among the children of Israel: therefore I have said unto them, Among the to you they are given as a gift for the LORD, to children of Israel they shall have no inherit. do the service of the tabernacle of the congre. ance. gation,

25 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, say. 7 Therefore thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your priest's office for every thing of the 26 Thus speak unto the Levites, and say unto altar, and within the vail; and ye shall serve: them, When ye take of the children of Israel the I have given your priest's office unto you as a tithes which I have given you from them for service of gift: and the stranger that cometh your inheritance, then ye shall offer up an nigh shall be put to death.

hea ve-offering of it for the LORD, even a tenth 81_And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Be. part of the tithe. hold, I also have given thee the charge of mine . 27 And this your heave-offering shall be reck. heave-offerings of all the hallowed things of the oned unto you, as though it were the corn of children of Israel; unto thee have I given them the threshing-floor, and as the fulness of the by reason of the anointing, and to thy sons, by wine-press. an ordinance for ever.

28 Thus ye also shall offer an heave-offering 9 This shall be thine of the most holy things | unto the Lord of all your tithes which ye receive reserved from the fire: every oblation of theirs, of the children of Israel; and ye shall give every meat-offering of theirs, and every sin. thereof the LORD's heave-offering to Aaron the offering of theirs, and every trespass-offering of priest. theirs, which they shall render unto me, shall be 29 Out of all your gifts ye shall offer every most holy for thee and for thy sons.

heave-offering of the LORD, of all the best 10 In the most holy place shalt thou eat it; thereof, even the hallowed part thereof out every male shall eat it: it shall be holy unto of it. thee.

30 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, When 11 And this is thine ; the heave-offering of ye have heaved the best thereof from it, then it their gift, with all the wave offerings of the shall be counted unto the Levites as the increase children of Israel: I have given them unto thee, of the threshing-floor, and as the increase of the and to thy sons, and to thy daughters with thee, wine-press. by a statute for ever: every one that is clean in 31 And ye shall eat it in every place, ye and thy house shall eat of it.

your households : for it is your reward for your 12 All the best of the oil, and all the best of service in the tabernacle of the congregation... the wine and of the wheat, the first-fruits of 32 And ye shall bear no sin by reason of it, them which they shall offer unto the LORD, when ye have hea ved from it the best of it: them have I given thee.

neither shall ye pollute the holy things of the 13 And whatsoever is first ripe in the land, children of Israel, lest ye die. which they shall bring unto the LORD, shall be

CHAPTER XIX. thine; every one that is clean in thine house shall eat of it.

1 The water of separation made of the ashes of 14 Every thing devoted in Israel shall be

a red heifer. 11 The law for the use of it in thine.

purification of the unclean. 15 Every thing that openeth the matrix in all AND the LORD spake unto Moses and unto flesh, which they bring unto the LORD, whether

A Aaron, saying, . it be of men or beasts, shall be thine: neverthe. 2 This is the ordinance of the law which the less, the first-born of man shalt thou surely re. LORD bath commanded, saying, Speak unto deem, and the firstling of unclean beasts shalt the children of Israel, that they bring thee a red thou redeem.

heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and 16 And those that are to be redeemed from a upon which never came yoke: month old shalt thou redeem, according to thine 3 And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the estimation, for the money of five shekels, after | priest, that he may bring her forth without the the shekel of the sanctuary, which is twenty camp, and one shall slay her before his face: gerahs.

4 And Elenzar the priest shall take of her 17 But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her blood of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, thou shalt | directly before the tabernacle of the congrega. not redeem ; they are holy : thou shalt sprinkle tion seven times : their blood upon the altar, and shalt burn their 5 And one shall burn the heifer in his sight: fat for an offering made by fire, for a sweet her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her savour unto the LORD.

dung, shall he burn: 18 And the flesh of them shall be thine, as the 6 And the priest shall take cedar-wood, and wave-breast and as the right shoulder are | hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst thine.

of the burning of the heifer. 19 All the heave-offerings of the holy things, 7 Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and which the children of Israel offer unto the he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward LORD, have I given thee, and thy sons and thy he shall come into the camp, and the priest daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: it is shall be unclean until the even. a covenant of salt for ever before the LORD unto 8 And he that burneth her shall wash his thee and to thy seed with thee.

clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, 20 I And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Thou and shall be unclean until the even. shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither 9 And a man that is clean shall gather up the shalt thou have any part among them: I am ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the thy part and thine inheritance among the chil. camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for dren of Israel.

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

22 Neither must the children of Israel hence. I until the even: and it shall be unto the children

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The Israelites, murmur. CHAPTER XXI. Moses smiteth the rock. of Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourneth 8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly among them, for a statute for ever...

together, thou and Aaron thy brother, and speak 11 1 He that toucheth the dead body of any ye unto the rock before their eyes; and it shall man shall be unclean seven days.

give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth 12 He shall purify himself with it on the third to them water out of the rock : so thou shalt day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean : give the congregation and their beasts drink. but if he purity not himself the third day, then 9 And Moses took the rod from before the the seventh day he shall not be clean.

LORD, as he commanded him. 13 Whosoever toucheth the dead body of any 10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the conman that is dead, and puritieth not himself, de. gregation together before the rock, and he said fileth the tabernacle of the LORD, and that soul unto them, Hear now, ye rebels ; must we fetch shall be cut off from Israel: because the water you water out of this rock? of separation was not sprinkled upon him, he 11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his shall be unclean ; his uncleanness is yet upon rod he smote the rock twice: and the water him.

came out abundantly, and the congregation 14 This is the law, when a man dieth in a drank, and their beasts also. tent: all that come into the tent, and all that is 12 | And the LORD spake unto Moses and in the tent shall be unclean seven days,

Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify 15 And every open vessel which hath no cov. me in the eyes of the children of Israel, there. ering bound upon it, is unclean.

fore ye shall not bring this congregation into 16 And whosoever toucheth one that is slain the land which I have given them. with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, 13 This is the water of Meribah; because the or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he seven days.

was sanctified in them. 17 And for an unclean person they shall take 14 1 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh of the ashes of the burnt heifer of purification unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother for sin, and running water shall be put thereto Israel, Thou knowest all the travail that hath in a vessel:

befallen us: 18 And a clean person shall take hyssop, and 15 How our fathers went down into Egypt, dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers : persons that were there, and upon him that 16 And when we cried unto the LORD, he touched a bone, or one slain, or one dead, or a heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath grave:

brought us forth out of Egypt: and behold, we 19 And the clean person shall sprinkle upon are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy the unclean on the third day, and on the seventh border: day: and on the seventh day he shall purify 17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy coun. himself, and wash his clothes, and bathe him. try: we will not pass through the fields, or self in water, and sha!l be clean at even,

through the vineyards, neither will we drink of 20 But the man that shall be unclean, and the water of the wells: we will go by the king's shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut high-way, we will not turn to the right hand off from among the congregation, because he nor to the left, until we have passed thy borhath defiled the sanctuary of the LORD: the

ders. water of separation hath not been sprinkled up. 18 And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not on him ; he is unclean.

pass by me, lest I come out against thee with 21 And it shall be a perpetual statute unto the sword. them, that he that sprinkleth the water of sepa. 19 And the children of Israel said unto him, ration shall wash his clothes ; and he that touch. We will go by the high-way: and if I and my eth the water of separation shall be unclean cattle drink ot' thy water, then I will pay for it: until even.

I will only, without doing any thing else, go 22 And whatsoever the unclean person touch. through on my feet. eth shall be unclean ; and the soul that toucheth 20 And he said, Thou shalt not go through. it shall be unclean until even.

And Edom came out against him with much CHAPTER XX.

people, and with a strong hand.

21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage 1 The children of Israel come to Zin, where through his border: wherefore Israel turned Miriam dieth. 2 They murmur for want of

away from him. water. 7 Moses smiting the rock bringeth 22' 1 And the children of Israel, even the whole forth water at Meribah. 14 Moses at Kadesh

congregation, journeyed from Kadesh, and came desireth passage through Edom, which is de

unto mount Hor. nied him. 22 At Mount Hor Aaron resign 23 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aa. eth his place to Eleazar, and dieth.

ron in mount Hor, by the coast of the land of THEN came the children of Israel, even the Edom, saying, . I whole congregation, into the desert of Zin 24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: in the first month: and the people abode in Ka. for he shall not enter into the land which I have desh; and Miriam died there, and was buried given unto the children of Isruel, because ye there.

rebelled against my word at the water of Meri2 And there was no water for the congrega. bah. tion: and they gathered themselves together 25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring against Moses and against Aaron.

them up unto mount Hor: 3 And the people chode with Moses, and 26 And strip Aaron of his garments, and put spake, saying, Would God that we had died them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be when our brethren died before the LORD!

gathered unto his people, and shall die there. 4 And why have ye brought up the congrega. 27 And Moses did as the LORD commanded: tion of the LORD into this wilderness, that we and they went up into mount Hor in the sight of and our cattle should die there?

all the congregation. 5 And wherefore have ye made us to come up 28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? and put them upon Eleazar his son ; and Aaron it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or died there in the top of the mount: and Moses of pomegranates ; neither is there any water to and Eleazar came down from the mount. drink.

| 29 And when all the congregation saw that 6 And Moses and Aaron went from the pres. Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty ence of the assembly unto the door of the taber days, even all the house of Israel. nacle of the congregation, and they fell upon

CHAPTER XXI. their faces: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them.

11 Israel with some loss destroy the Canaanites 7 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, at Hormah. 4 The people murmuring aro


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NUMBERS. Sihon and Og are overcome. plagued with fiery serpents. 7 They repent. | sword, and possessed his land from Arnon unto ing are healed by a brazen serpent. 10 Sun. Jabbok, even unto the children of Ammon : for dry journeys of the Israelites. 21 Sihon is the border of the children of Ammon was strong. overcome, 33 and Og.

25 And Israel took all these cities: and Israel AND when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Hesh. A dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came bon, and in all the villages thereof.. by the way of the spies; then he fought against 26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the Israel, and took some of them prisoners.

king of the Amorites, who had fought against 2 And Israel vowed a vow unto the LORD, the former king of Moab, and taken all his land and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this people out of his hand, even unto Arnon. into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their 27 Wherefore they that speak in proverbs say, cities.

Come into Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be 3 And the LORD hearkened to the voice of built and prepared. Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and 28 For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, a they utterly destroyed them and their cities : and flame from the city of Sihon: it hath consumed he called the name of the place Hormah.

Ar of Moab, and the lords of the high places of 4 ! And they journeyed from mount Hor by Arnon. the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of 29 Wo to thee, Moab! thou art undone, O Edom; and the soul of the people was much people of Chemosh: he hath given his sons that discouraged because of the way..

escaped, and his daughters, into captivity unto 5 And the people spake against God, and Sihon king of the Ainorites, against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us 30 We have shot at them ; Heshbon is perishup out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for ed even unto Dibon, and we have laid them there is no bread, neither is there any water : wuste even unto Nophah, which reacheth unto and our soul loatheth this light bread.

Medeba. 6 And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the 31 1 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the people, and they bit the people, and much peo Amorites. ple of Israel died.

32 And Moses sent to spy out Jazer, and they 7 T Therefore the people came to Moses, and took the villages thereof, and drove out the said, We have sinned, for we have spoken Amorites that were there. against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto 33 | And they turned and went up by the way the Lord, that he take away the serpents from of Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan went out us. And Moses prayed for the people.

against them, he, and all his people, to the bat. 8 And the Lord said unto Moses, Make thee tle at Edrei. a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it 34 And the LORD said unto Moses, Fear him shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, not: for I have delivered him into thy hand, and when he looketh upon it, shall live.

all his people, and his land ; and thou shalt do 9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put to him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that it a Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon. serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the 35 So they smote him, and his sons, and all serpent of brass, he lived.

his people, until there was none left him alive : 10 I And the children of Israel set forward, and they possessed his land. and pitched in Oboth.

CHAPTER XXII. 11 And they journeyed from Oboth, and pitch. ed at lje-abarim, in the wilderness which is be.

1 Balak's first message for Balaam is refused. fore Moab, toward the sun-rising.

15 His second message obtaineth him. 22 An 12 | From thence they removed, and pitched angel would have slain him, if his ass had in the valley of Zared.

not saved him. 36 Balak entertaineth him. 13 From thence they removed, and pitched on AND the children of Israel set forward, and the other side of Arnon, which is in the wilder pitched in the plains of Moab on this side ness that cometh out of the coasts of the Amo. Jordan by Jericho. rites : for Arnon is the border of Moab, between 21 And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Moab and the Amorites.

Israel had done to the Amorites, 14 Wherefore it is said in the book of the wars 3 And Moab was sore afraid of the people, of the LORD, What he did in the Red sea, and because they were many: and Moab was disin the brooks of Arnon,

tressed because of the children of Israel. 15 And at the stream of the brooks that goeth 4 And Moab said unto the elders of Midian, down to the dwelling of Ar, and lieth upon the Now shall this company lick up all that are border of Moab.

round about us, as the ox licketh up the grass 16 And from thence they went to Beer: that of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor was is the well whereof the LORD spake unto Moses, king of the Moabites at that time. Gather the people together, and I will give them 5 He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam water.

the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river 17 T Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O of the land of the children of his people, to call well ; sing ye unto it:

him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out 18 The princes digged the well, the nobles of from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the the people digged it, by the direction of the law. earth, and they ubide over against me: giver, with their sta ves. And from the wilder 6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, Curse me ness they went to Muttanah:

this people ; for they are too mighty for me : 19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel: and from perudventure I shall prevail, that we may smite Nahalel to Bamoth:

them, and that I may drive them out of the land: 20 And from Bamoth in the valley, that is in for I wot that he whom thou blessest is blessed. the country of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which and he whom thou cursest is cursed. looketh toward Jeshimon.

7 And the elders of Moab and the elders of 21 | And Israel sent messengers unto Sihon Midian departed with the rewards of divination king of the Amorites, saying,

in their hand; and they caine unto Balaam, and 22 Let me pass through thy land: we will not spake unto him the words of Balak. turn into the fields, or into the vineyards; we 98 And he said unto them, Lodge here this will not drink of the waters of the well: but we night, and I will bring you word again, as the will go along by the king's high-way, until we LORD shall speak unto me: and the princes of be past thy borders.

Moab abode with Balaam. 23 And Sihon would not suffer Israel to pass 9 And God came unto Balaam, and said, through his border: but Sihon gathered all his What men are these with thee? people together, and went out against Israel into 10 And Balaam said unto God, Balak the son the wilderness: and he came to Jahaz, and of Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent unto me, fought against Israel :

saying, # And Israel smote him with the edge of the 11 Behold, there is a people come out of

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Balak sendeth for Balaam. CHAPTER XXIII. Balaam's first parable. Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth : | me, surely now also I had slain thee, and saved come now, curse me them ; peradventure I her alive. shall be able to overcome them, and drive them 34 And Balaam said unto the angel of the out.

LORD, I huve sinned; for I knew not that thou 12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou shall not stoodest in the way against me : now therefore, go with them; thou shalt not curse the people : if it displease thee, I will get me back aguin. for they are blessed.

31 And the angel of the LORD said unto Ba. 13 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and laam, Go with the men: but only the word that said unto the princes of Balak, Get you into I shall speak unto thee, that thou shalt speak: your land: for the LORD refuseth to give me so Balaam went with the princes of Balak. leave to go with you.

36 1 And when Balak heard that Balaam was 14 And the princes of Moab rose up, and they come, he went out to meet him unto a city of went unto Balak, and said, Balaam refuseth to Moab, which is in the border of Arnon, which come with us.

is in the utmost coast. 15 | And Balak sent yet again princes, more, 37 And Balak said unto Balaam, Did I not and more honourable than they.

earnestly send unto thee to call thee? wherefore 16 And they came to Balaam, and said to camest thou not unto me? am I not able indeed him, Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor, Let to promote thee to honour? nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from coming 38 And Balaam said unto Balak, Lo, I am unto me:

come unto thee: have I now any power at all to 17 For I will promote thee unto very great suy any thing? the word that God putteth in my honour, and I will do whatsoever thou sayest mouth, that shall I speak. unto me: come therefore, I pray thee, curse me 39 And Balaam went with Balak, and they this people,

came unto Kirjath-huzoth. 18 And Balaam answered and said unto the 40 And Balak offered oxen and sheep, and servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his sent to Balaam, and to the princes that were house full of silver and gold, I cannot go be. with him.. yond the word of the LORD my God, to do less 41 And it came to pass on the morrow, that or more.

Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into 19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry, ye also the high places of Baal, that thence he might here this night, that I may know what the LORD see the utmost part of the people. will say unto me more.

CHAPTER XXIII. 20 And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him, If the men come to call thee, rise

8 Balak's sacrifice. 7, 18 Balaam's up, and go with them; but yet the word which

parable.. I shall say unto thee, that shalt thou do.

D Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here 21 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and seven altars, and prepare me here seven oxen saddled his ass, and went with the princes of and seven rams... Moab.

2 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken ; and 22 11 And God's anger was kindled because he Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bul. went: and the angel of the LORD stood in the lock and a ram. way for an adversary against him. Now he was 3 And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand by thy riding upon his ass, and his two servants were burnt-offering, and I will go ; perudventure the with him..

LORD will come to meet me: and whatsoever he 23 And the ass saw the angel of the LORD sheweth me I will tell thee. And he went to an standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his high place. hand: and the ass turned aside out of the way, 4 And God met Balaam : and he said unto and went into the field : and Balaam smote the him, I have prepared seven altars, and I have ass, to turn her into the way.

offered upon every altar a bullock and a ram. 24 But the angel of the LORD stood in a path 5 And the LORD put a word in Balaam's of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus a wall on that side.

thou shalt speak. 25 And when the ass saw the angel of the 6 And he returned unto him, and lo, he stood LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall, and by his burnt-sacrifice, he, and all the princes of crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he Moab. smote her again.

7 And he took up his parable, and said, Balak 26 And the angel of the LORD went further, the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, and stood in a narrow place, where was no out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, way to turn either to the right hand or to the curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel. left.

8 How shall I curse, whom God hath not 27 And when the ass saw the angel of the cursed ? or how shall I dety, whom the LORD LORD, she fell down under Balaam: and Ba. hath not defied? laam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass 9 For from the top of the rocks I see him, and with a stait.

from the bills I behold him: lo, the people shall 28 And the LORD opened the mouth of the dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I the nations. done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these 10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the three times ?

number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me 29 And Balaam said unto the ass, Because die the death of the righteous, and let my last thou hast mocked me: I would there were a end be like his ! sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee. 11 And Balak said unto Balaam, What hast

30 And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thou done unto me? I took thee to curse mine thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever enemies, and behold, thou hast blessed them al. since I was thine unto this day? was I ever together. wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay. 12 And he answered and said, Must I not take

31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of Bulaam, heed to speak that which the LORD hath put in and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in my mouth? the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and 13 And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his thee, with me unto another place, from whence face.

thou mayest see them : thou shalt see but the ut. 32 And the angel of the LORD said unto most part of them, and shalt not see them all : him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass and curse me them from thence. these three times? behold, I went out to with 14 1 And he brought him into the field of Zo. stand thee, because thy way is perverse before I phim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven al. me:

tars, and offered a bullock and a ram on every 33 And the ass saw me, and turned from mel altar. these three times : unless she had turned from 1 15 And he said unto Balak, Stand here by


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Balaam's second parable, and NUMBERS. prophecy of the Star of Jacob. thy þurnt-offering, while I meet the LORD that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth yonder.

thee. 16 And the Lord met Balaam, and put a word 10 1 And Balak's anger was kindled against in his mouth, and said, Go again unto Balak, Balaam, and he smote his hands together : and and say thus.

Balak said unto Balaam, I called thee to curse 17 And when he came to him, behold, he stood mine enemies, and behold, thou hast altogether by his burnt-offering, and the princes of Moab blessed them these three times. with him. And Balak said unto him, What hath 11 Therefore now flee thou to thy place : 1 the LORD spoken?

thought to promote thee unto great honour; 18 And he took up his parable, and said, Rise but Io, the LORD hath kept thee back from up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, thou son honour. of Zippor:

12 And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I not 19 God is not a man, that he should lie; nei. | also to thy messengers which thou sentest unto ther the son of man, that he should repent: hath me, saying, he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spo. 13 If Balak would give me his house full of ken, and shall he not make it good ?

silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the com20 Behold, I have received commandment to mandment of the LORD, to do either good or bless : and he hath blessed, and I cannot re. bad of mine own mind; but what the LORD verse it.

saith, that will I speak? 21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, nei. 14 And now, behold, I go unto my people : ther háth he seen perverseness in Israel : the come therefore, and I will advertise thee what LORD his God is with him, and the shout of a this people shall do to thy people in the latter king is among them.

days. 22 God brought them out of Egypt; he hath 15 | And he took up his parable, and said, as it were the strength of an unicorn.

Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man 23 Surely there is no enchantment against whose eyes are open hath said: Jacob, nether is there any divination against 16 He hath said, which heard the words of Israel: according to this time it shall be said | God, and knew the knowledge of the Most of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God High, which saw the vision of the Almighty, wrought!

falling into a trance, but having his eyes 24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion he shall 17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall be. not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink hold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star the blood of the slain.

out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Is. 25 11 And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither rael, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and curse them at all, nor bless them at all,

destroy all the children of Sheth. 26 But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, 18 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also Told not I thee, saying, All that the LORD shall be a possession for his enemies; and Israel speaketh, that I must do?

shall do valiantly. 27 11 And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, I 19 Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have pray thee, I will bring thee unto another place; dominion, and shall destroy him that remaineth peradventure it will please God that thou mayest of the city. curse me them from thence.

20 T And when he looked on Amalek, he took 28 And Balak brought Balaam unto the top of up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first Peor, that looketh toward Jeshimon.

of the nations, but his latter end shall be that he 29 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me perish for ever. here seven altars, and prepare me here seven 21 And he looked on the Kenites, and took up bullocks and seven rams.

his purable, and said, Strong is thy dwelling 30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and of place, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock. fered a bullock and a rum on every altar.

22 Nevertheless, the Kenite shall be wasted, CHAPTER XXIV.

until Asshur shall carry thee away captive.

23 And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, 1 Balaam, leaving divinations, prophesieth

who shall live when God doeth this! the happiness of Israel. 10 Balak in anger

24 And ships shall come from the coast of dismisseth him. 15 He prophesieth of the

Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Star of Jacob, and the destruction of some Eber, and he also shall perish for ever. nations.

25 And Balaam rose up, and went and re. AND when Balaam saw that it pleased the turned to his place : and Balak also went his

LORD to bless Israel, he went not, as at way. other times, to seek for enchantments, but he set

CHAPTER XXV. his face toward the wilderness. 2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw

1 Israel at Shittim commit whoredom and idolIsrael abiding in his tents according to their

L atry. 6 Phinchas killeth Zimri and Cozbi. tribes, and the Spirit of God came upon him.

10 God therefore giveth him an everlasting 3 And he took up his parable, and said, Ba priesthood. 16 The Midianites are to be Jaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man vexed. whose eyes are open hath said:

AND Israel abode in Shittim, and the people 4 He hath said, which heard the words of God, A began to commit whoredom with the daugh. which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling | ters of Moab. into a trance, but having his eyes open:

2 And they called the people unto the sacrifi. 5 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thyces of their gods : and the people did eat, and tabernacles, O Israel!

| bowed down to their gods. 6. As the valleys are they sprend forth, as gar. 3 And Israel joined himself unto Baal-peor : dens by the river's side, as the trees of lign-aloes and the anger of the LORD was kindled against which the LORD hath planted, and as cedar-trees Israel. beside the waters.

4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take all ni 7 He shall pour the water out of his buckets, the heads of the people, and hang them up be.

and his seed shall be in many waters, and his fore the LORD against the sun, that the fierce king shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom anger of the LORD may be turned away from shall be exalted.

Israel. 8 God brought him forth out of Egypt ; he 5 And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, hath as it were the strength of an unicorn: heSlay ye every one his men that were joined unto shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall | Baal-peor. break their bones, and pierce them through with 6 T And, behold, one of the children of Israel his arrows.

came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish 9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he of all the congregation of the children of Israel,

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