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and are threatened. the children of Israel, saying, The land of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night. through which we have gone to search it, is 15 Now if thou shalt kill all this people a land that eateth up the inhabitants there- as one man, then the nations which have of; and all the people that we saw in it are heard the fame of thee will speak, saying, men of a great stature.

116 Because the LORD was not able to 33 And there we saw the giants, the sons bring this people into the land which he of Anak, which come of the giants: and we sware unto them, therefore he hath slain were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and them in the wilderness. So we were in their sight.

I 17 And now, I beseech thee, let the powCHAP. XIV.

er of my Lord be great, according as thou AND all the congregation lifted up their hast spoken, saying, h voice, and cried; and the people wept 18 The LORD is long-suffering, and of that night.

great mercy, forgiving iniquity and trans2 And all the children of Israel murmur-gression, and by no means clearing the ed against Moses and against Aaron : and guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers the whole congregation said unto them, upon the children unto the third and fourth Would God that we had died in the land of generation. Egypt! or would God we had died in this 19 Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity wilderness!

of this people according unto the greatness 3 And wherefore hath the LORD brought of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that this people, from Egypt even until now. our wives and our children should be a 20 And the Lord said, I have pardoned prey ? were it not better for us to return according to thy word: into Egypt?

| 21 But as truly as I live, all the earth 4 And they said one to another, Let us shall be filled with the glory of the LORD. make a captain, and let us return into 22 Because all those men which have Egypt.

seen my glory, and my miracles, which I 5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and faces before all the assembly of the congre- have tempted me now these ten times, and gation of the children of Israel.

have not hearkened to my voice; 6 T And Joshua the son of Nun, and Ca- 23 Surely they shall not see the land leb the son of Jephunneh, which were of which I sware unto their fathers, neither them that searched the land, rent their shall any of them that provoke me see it: clothes :

24 But my servant Caleb, because he 7 And they spake unto all the company had another spirit with him, and hath folof the children of Israel, saying, The land, lowed me fully, him will I bring into the land which we passed through to search it, is an whereinto he went; and his seed shall posexceeding good land.

sess it. : 8 If the LORD delight in us, then he will 25 (Now the Amalekites, and the Cabring us into this land, and give it us; a naanites dwelt in the valley.) To-morrow land which floweth with milk and honey. turn you, and get you into the wilderness

9. Only rebel not ye against the LORD, by the way of the Red sea. neither fear ye the people of the land : for 26 ( And the LORD spake unto Moses they are bread for us : their defence is de- and unto Aaron, saying, parted from them, and the LORD is with 27 How long shall I bear with this evil us: fear them not.

congregation, which murmur against me ? 10 But all the congregation bade stone I have heard the murmurings of the chilthem with stones. And the glory of the dren of Israel, which they murmur against me. LORD appeared in the tabernacle of the con- 28 Say unto them, As truly as I live, gregation before all the children of Israel, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine

11 I And the Lord said unto Moses, How ears, so will I do to you: long will this people provoke me ? and how 29 Your carcasses shall fall in this willong will it be ere they believe me, for all derness; and all that were numbered of the signs which I have shewed among them? you, according to your whole number, from

12 I will smite them with the pestilence, twenty years old and upward, which have and disinherit them, and will make of thee murmured against me, a greater nation and mightier than they. 1 30 Doubtless ye shall not come into the

13 [ And Moses said unto the Lord, land concerning which I sware to make you Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for thou dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jebroughtest up this people in thy might from phunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. among them ;)

131 But your little ones, which ye said 14 And they will tell it to the inhabit- should be a prey, them will I bring in, and ants of this land: for they have heard that they shall know the land which ye have dethou LORD art among this people, that thou spised. LORD art seen face to face, and that thy 32 But as for you, your carcasses, they cloud standeth over them, and that thou shall fall in this wilderness. goest before them, by day-time in a pillar! 33 And your children shall wander in The Amalekites discomfit them. CHAP. XV. The law of sundry offerings. the wilderness forty years, and bear your 5 And the fourth part of an hin of wine whoredoms, until your carcasses be wasted for a drink-offering shalt thou prepare with in the wilderness.

the burnt-offering or sacrifice, for one lamb. 34 After the number of the days in 6 Or for a ram, thou shalt prepare for a which ye searched the land, even forty days meat-offering two tenth-deals of flour min(each day for a year) shall ye bear your gled with the third part of an hin of oil. iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall 7 And for a drink-offering thou shalt ofknow my breach of promise.

fer the third part of an hin of wine, for a 35 I the LORD have said, I will surely do sweet savour unto the LORD. it unto all this evil congregation, that are 8 And when thou preparest a bullock gathered together against me: in this wil- for a burnt-offering, or for a sacrifice in derness they shall be consumed, and there performing a vow, or peace-offerings unto they shall die.

Jihe LORD: 36 And the men which Moses sent to 9 Then shall he bring with a bullock a search the land, who returned, and made meat-offering of three tenth-deals of flour all the congregation to murmur against mingled with half an hin of oil. him, by bringing up a slander upon the land, 10 And thou shalt bring for a drink-offer

37 Even those men that did bring up the ing half an hin of wine, for an offering evil report upon the land, died by the made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the plague before the LORD.

LORD: 38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Ca- 11 Thus shall it be done for one bullock, leb the son of Jephunneh, which were of or for one ram, or for a lamb, or a kid. the men that went to search the land,livedstill. 12 According to the number that ye shall

39 And Moses told these sayings unto all prepare, so shall ye do to every one accordthe children of Israel: and the people ing to their number. mourned greatly.

| 13 All that are born of the country shall 40 And they rose up early in the morn- do these things after this manner, in offering, and gat them up into the top of the ing an offering made by fire, of a sweet mountain, saying, Lo, we be here, and will savour unto the LORD. go up unto the place which the LORD hath 14 | And if a stranger sojourn with you, promised : for we have sinned.

or whosoever be among you in your genera41 And Moses said, Wherefore now do tions, and will offer an offering made by ye transgress the commandment of the fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD; as LORD! but it shall not prosper.

ye do, so he shall do. 42 Go not up, for the LORD is not among 15 One ordinance shall be both for you you; that ye be not smitten before your of the congregation, and also for the stranenemies.

Iger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance 43 For the Amalekites and the Canaan- for ever in your generations: as ye are, so ites are there before you, and ye shall fall shall the stranger be before the LORD. by the sword: because ye are turned away16 One law and one manner shall be for from the LORD, therefore the Lord will not you, and for the stranger that sojourneth be with you.

with you." 44 But they presumed to go up unto the 17 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, hill-top: nevertheless the ark of the cove- saying, nant of the LORD, and Moses, departed not 18 Speak unto the children of Israel, out of the camp.

and say unto them, When ye come into the 45 Then the Amalekites came down, and land whither I bring you, the Canaanites which dwelt in that hill, and 19 Then it shall be, that when ye eat of smote them, and discomfited them, even the bread of the land, ye shall offer up an unto Hormah.

heave-offering unto the LORD. CHAP. XV.

| 20 Ye shall offer up a cake of the first AND the LORD spake unto Moses, say- of your dough for an heave-offering: as ye

do the heave-offering of the threshing-floor, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and so shall ye heave it. say unto them, When ye be come into the 21 of the first of your dough ye shall land of your habitations, which I give unto give unto the LORD an heave-offering in Fou,

your generations. 3 And will make an offering by fire unto 22 | And if ye have erred, and not ob the LORD, a burnt-offering, or a sacrifice in served all these commandments which the performing a vow, or in a free-will-offering, Lord hath spoken unto Moses, or in your solemn feasts, to make a sweet sa-l 23 Even all that the LORD hath comvour unto the LORD, of the herd, or of the manded you by the hand of Moses, from flock:

the day that the LORD commanded Moses, 4 Then shall he that offeretb his offering and henceforward among your generations; unto the LORD bring a meat-offering of a 24 Then it shall be, it ought be committenth-deal of flour mingled with the fourth ted by ignorance without the knowledge of part of an hin of oil.

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The sabbath-breakers stoned. NUMBERS. The rebellion of Korah. shall offer one young bullock for a burnt-| heart and your own eyes, after which ye use offering, for a sweet savour unto the LORD, to go a whoring: with his meat-offering, and his drink-offer- 40 That ye may remember, and do all ing, according to the manner, and one kid my commandments, and be holy unto your of the goats for a sin-offering.

God. 25 And the priest shall make an atone-l 41 I am the LORD your God, which ment for all the congregation of the chil- brought you out of the land of Egypt, to dren of Israel, and it shall be forgiven be your God: I am the LORD your God. them; for it is ignorance: and they shall

CHAP. XVI. bring their offering, a sacrifice made by fire N OW Korah, the son of Izhar, the son unto the LORD, and their sin-offering before I of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathe Lord, for their ignorance:

than and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and 26 And it shall be forgiven all the con-On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took gregation of the children of Israel, and the men; stranger that sojourneth among them; see- 2 And they rose up before Moses, with ing all the people were in ignorance. certain of the children of Israel, two hun

27 | And if any soul sin through igno-dred and fifty princes of the assembly, rance, then he shall bring a she-goat of the famous in the congregation, men of refirst year for a sin-offering.

nown : 28 And the priest shall make an atone- 3 And they gathered themselves togement for the soul that sinneth ignorantly, ther against Moses and against Aaron, and when he sinneth by ignorance before the said unto them, Ye take too much upon LORD, to make an atonement for him; and you, seeing all the congregation are holy, it shall be forgiven him.

every one of them, and the LORD is among 29 Ye shall have one law for him that them : wherefore then lift ye up yourselves sinneth through ignorance, both for him above the congregation of the Lord ? that is born among the children of Israel, 4 | And when Moses heard it, he fell and for the stranger that sojourneth among upon his face: them.

15 And he spake unto Korah and unto 30 1 But the soul that doeth ought pre- all his company, saying, Even to-morrow sumptuously, whether he be born in the land, the LORD will shew who are his, and who or a stranger, the same reproacheth the is holy; and will cause him to come near LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from unto him :- even him whom he hath chosen among his people.

I will he cause to come near unto him. 31 Because he hath despised the word 6 This do; Take you censers, Korah, of the LORD, and hath broken "his com- and all his company; mandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off;l. 7 And put fire therein, and put incense his iniquity shall be upon him.

in them before the LORD to-morrow: and 32 And while the children of Israel it shall be that the man whom the LORD were in the wilderness, they found a man doth choose, he shall be holy: ye take too that gathered sticks upon the sabbath-much upon you, ye sons of Levi. day.

| 8 And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, I 33 And they that found him gathering pray you, ye sons of Levi: sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, 9 Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, and unto all the congregation.

that the God of Israel 'hath separated you 34 And they put him in ward, because from the congregation of Israel, to bring it was not declared what should be done to you near to himself to do the service of the him.

tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before 35 And the Lord said unto Moses, The the congregation to minister unto them? man shall be surely put to death: all the 10 And he hath brought thee near to congregation shall stone him with stones him, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi without the camp.

with thee : and seek ye the priesthood also ? 36 And all the congregation brought him 11 For which cause both thou and all without the camp, and stoned him with thy company are gathered together against stones, and he died; as the LORD com- the LORD: and what is Aaron, that ye manded Moses.

murmur against him? 37 [ And the Lord spake unto Moses, 12 ( And Moses sent to call Dathan and saying,

Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We 38 Speak unto the children of Israel, and will not come up: bid them that they make them fringes in the 13 Is it a small thing that thou hast borders of their garments throughout their brought us up out of a land that floweth generations, and that they put upon the with milk and honey, to kill us in the wil. fringe of the borders a riband of blue: derness, except thou make thyself altoge

39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, ther a prince over us? that ye may look upon it, and remember all 14 Moreover, thou hast not brought us the commandments of the Lord, and do into a land that floweth with milk and them; and that ye seek not after your own honey, or given us inheritance of fields and

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Tunder them: 15 And Moses was very wroth, and said 32 And the earth opened her mouth, unto the LORD, Respect not thou their of- and swallowed them up, and their houses, fering: I have not taken one ass from them, and all the men that appertained unto Koneither have I hurt one of them.

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16 9 And Moses said unto Korah, Be 33 They, and all that appertained to
thou and all thy company before the LORD them went down alive into the pit, and the
thou, and they, and Aaron, to-morrow: earth closed upon them: and they perished

17 And take every man his censer, and from among the congregation.
put incense in them, and bring ye before 34 And all Israel that were round about
the LORD every man his censer, two hun-them, fled at the cry of them: for they said,
dred and fifty censers: thou also and Aaron Lest the earth swallow us up also.
each of you his censer.

35 And there came out a fire from the
18 And they took every man his censer, LORD, and consumed the two hundred and
and put fire in them, and laid incense fifty men that offered incense.
thereon, and stood in the door of the taber- 36 | And the Lord spake unto Moses,
nacle of the congregation with Moses and saying,

37 Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron 19 And Korah gathered all the congre- the priest, that he take up the censers out gation against them unto the door of the of the burning, and scatter thou the fire tabernacle of the congregation : and the yonder; for they are hallowed. glory of the LORD appeared unto all the 38 The censers of these sinners against congregation.

their own souls, let them make them broad 20 And the LORD spake unto Moses and plates for a covering of the altar : for they

offered them before the LORD, therefore 21 Separate yourselves from among this they are hallowed: and they shall be a sign congregation, that I may consume them in unto the children of Israel

1 39 And Eleazar the priest took the braAnd they fell upon their faces, and zen censers, wherewith they that were sald, O God, the God of the spirits of all burnt had offered ; and they were made nesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be broad plates for a covering of the altar : wooth with all the congregation ?

1 40 To be a memorial unto the children 2 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, of Israel, that no stranger, which is not of

the seed of Aaron, come near to offer in2 Speak unto the congregation, saying, cense before the LORD; that he be not as her you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, and as his company: as the LORD Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.

said to him by the hand of Moses. 62 And Moses rose up, and went unto 41 1 But on the morrow all the congrean and Abiram; and the elders of Is-gation of the children of Israel murmured

against Moses and against Aaron, saying, 20 And he spake unto the congregation, Ye have killed the people of the LORD. me, Depart, I pray you, from the tents 42 And it came to pass when the connese wicked men, and touch nothing of gregation was gathered against Moses and lest ye be consumed in all their sins. against Aaron, that they looked toward

they gat up from the tabernacle the tabernacle of the congregation : and be

an, Dathan, and Abiram, on every hold, the cloud covered it, and the glory of side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, the LORD appeared. : stood in the door of their tents, and 43 And Moses and Aaron came before Wives, and their sons, and their little the tabernacle of the congregation.

| 44 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, 2 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall saying, * that the LORD hath sent me to do all 45 Get you up from among this congre* works; for I have not done them of gation, that I may consume them as in a

moment. And they fell upon their faces. If these men die the common death! 46 | And Moses said unto Aaron, Take

men, or if they be visited after the visi- a censer, and put fire therein from off the tion of all men; then the LORD hath not altar, and put on incense, and go quickly

unto the congregation, and make an atoneW. But if the LORD make a new thing, ment for them : for there is wrath gone out and the earth open her mouth, and swallow from the LORD ; the plague is begun.

em up, with all that appertain unto them, 47 And Aaron took as Moses commandand they go down quick into the pit; then ed, and ran into the midst of the congrega

e shall understand that these men have tion; and behold, the plague was begun provoked the LORD.

among the people : and he put on incense, 13 And it came to pass, as he had and made an atonement for the people. de an end of speaking all these words, l 48 And he stood between the dead

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NUMBERS. The portion of the priests. and the living; and the plague was Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou stayed.

with thee, that they may be joined unto 49 Now they that died in the plague thee, and minister unto thee: but thou and were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, thy sons with thee shall minister before the beside them that died about the matter of tabernacle of witness. Korah.

| 3 And they shall keep thy charge, and 50 And Aaron returned unto Moses unto the charge of all the tabernacle: only they the door of the tabernacle of the congre- shall not come nigh the vessels of the sancgation : and the plague was stayed. tuary and the altar, that neither they, nor CHAP. XVII.

ye also, die. AND the LORD spake unto Moses, say-1 4 And they shall be joined unto thee, and

keep the charge of the tabernacle of the 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and congregation, for all the service of the tatake of every one of them a rod according bernacle: and a stranger shall not come to the house of their fathers, of all their nigh unto you. princes according to the house of their fa- 5 And ye shall keep the charge of the thers, twelve rods: write thou every man's sanctuary, and the charge of the altar: name upon his rod.

that there be no wrath any more upon the 3 And thou shalt write Aaron's name children of Israel. upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall bel 6 And I, behold, I have taken your bre for the head of the house of their fathers. thren the Levites from among the children

4 And thou shalt lay them up in the ta- of Israel : to you they are given as a gift bernacle of the congregation before the for the LORD, to do the service of the tatestimony, where I will meet with you. bernacle of the congregation.

5 And it shall come to pass, that the 7 Therefore thou and thy sons with thee man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blos- shall keep your priest's office for every som: and I will make to cease from me the thing of the altar, and within the vail ; and murmurings of the children of Israel, where- ye shall serve: I have given your priest's by they murmur against you.

office unto you as a service of gift: and the 6 And Moses spake unto the children stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to of Israel, and every one of their princes death. gave him a rod apiece, for each prince one, 8 | And the LORD spake unto Aaron, according to their fathers' houses, even Behold, I also have given thee the charge twelve rods : and the rod of Aaron was of mine heave-offerings of all the hallowed among their rods.

things of the children of Israel ; unto thee 7 And Moses laid up the rods before the have I given them by reason of the anointLORD in the tabernacle of witness i ng, and to thy sons, by an ordinance for

8 And it came to pass, that on the mor-lever row Moses went into the tabernacle of wit 9 This shall be thine of the most holy ness; and behold, the rod of Aaron for the things reserved from the fire: every oblation house of Levi was budded, and brought of theirs, every meat-offering of theirs, and forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yield- every sin-offering of theirs, and every tresed almonds.

pass-offering of theirs, which they shall 9 And Moses brought out all the rods render unto me, shall be most holy for thee from before the LORD unto all the children and for thy sons. of Israel : and they looked, and took every. 10 In the most holy place shalt thou eat man his rod.

it; every male shall eat it: it shall be holy 10 And the LORD said unto Moses, unto thee. Bring Aaron's rod again, before the testi- 11 And this is thine; the heave-offering mony, to be kept for a token against the of their gift, with all the wave-offerings of rebels; and thou shalt quite take away their the children of Israel: I have given them murmurings from me, that they die not. unto thee, and to thy sons, and to thy

11 And Moses did so: as the LORD com- daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: manded him, so did he.

every one that is clean in thy house shall 12 And the children of Israel spake unto eat of it. Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, 12 All the best of the oil, and all the we all perish.

I best of the wine and of the wheat, the first13 Whosoever cometh any thing near fruits of them which they shall offer unto unto the tabernacle of the Lord shall die : the LORD, them have I given thee. shall we be consumed with dying?

13 And whatsoever is first ripe in the CHAP. XVIII.

lland, which they shall bring unto the LORD, AND the Lord said unto Aaron, Thou shall be thine; every one that is clean in A and thy sons and thy father's house thine house shall eat of it. with thee shall bear the iniquity of the sanc- 14 Every thing devoted in Israel shall be tuary: and thou and thy sons with thee thine. shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood. 15. Every thing that openeth the matrix

2 And thy brethren also of the tribe of lin all Aesh, which they bring unto the

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