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Star of Jacob foretold. 16 And the LORD met Balaam, and put mighty, falling into a trance, but having his a word in his mouth, and said, Go again eyes open : unto Balak, and say thus.

15 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, 17 And when he came to him, behold, and thy tabernacles, O Israel ! he stood by his burnt-offering, and the 6 As the valleys are they spread forth, as princes of Moab with him. And Balak gardens by the river's side, as the trees of said unto him, What hath the LORD spo-lign-aloes which the Lord hath planted, and ken?

Jas cedar-trees beside the waters. 18 1 And he took up his parable, and 7 He shall pour the water out of his said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken buckets, and his seed shall be in many waunto me, thou son of Zippor:

ters, and his king shall be higher than 19 God is not a man, that he should lie; Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted. neither the son of man, that he should re-l 8 God brought him forth out of Egypt: pent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? he hath as it were the strength of an unior hath he spoken, and shall he not make it corn: he shall eat up the nations his enegood ?

(mies, and shall break their bones, and pierce 20 Behold, I have received command-them through with his arrows. ment to bless : and he hath blessed, and I 9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and cannot reverse it.

as a great lion: who shall stir him up ? 21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: is he that curseth thee. the Lord his God is with him, and the shout 10 | And Balak's anger was kindled of a king is among them.

against Balaam, and he smote his hands to22 God brought them out of Egypt; he gether : and Balak said unto Balaam, I callhath as it were the strength of an unicorn. ed thee to curse mine enemies, and behold,

23 Surely thercis no enchantment against thou hast altogether blessed them these Jacob, neither is there any divination against three times. Israel : according to this time it shall be 11 Therefore now flee thou to thy place: said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God I thought to promote thee unto great howrought!

nour; but lo, the LORD hath kept thee back 24 Behold, the people shall rise up as from honour. a great lion, and lift up himself as a young 12 And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake lion : he shall not lie down until he eat of I not also to thy messengers which thou the prey, and drink the blood of the slain. sentest unto me, saying,

25 ^ And Balak said unto Balaam, Neil 13 If Balak would give me his house full ther curse them at all, nor bless them at all. of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the

26 But Balaam answered and said unto commandment of the LORD, to do either Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that the good or bad of mine own mind; but what LORD speaketh, that I must do ?

the LORD saith, that will I speak? 27 And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, 14 And now, behold, I go unto my peoI pray thee, I will bring thee unto another ple: come therefore, and I will advertise place; peradventure it will please Godthee what this people shall do to thy people that thou mayest curse me them from in the latter days. thence.

1 15 And he took up his parable, and 28 And Balak brought Balaam unto the said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, top of Peor, that looketh toward Jeshimon. and the man whose eyes are open hath said:

29 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build 16 He hath said, which heard the words me here seven altars, and prepare me here of God, and knew the knowledge of the seven bullocks and seven rais.

Most High, which saw the vision of the Al30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, mighty, falling into a trance, but having his and offered a bullock and a ram on ercry eyes open : altar.

| 17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall CHAP. XXIV.

behold him, but not nigh: there shall come AND when Balaam saw that it pleased a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise A the LORD to bless Israel, he went not, out of Israel, and shall smite the corners as at other times, to seek for enchantments, of Moab, and destroy all the children of but he set his face toward the wilder- Sheth. ness.

18 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir 2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he also shall be a possession for his enemies; saw Israel abiding in his tents according and Israel shall do valiantly. to their tribes, and the Spirit of God came 19 Out of Jacob shall come he that shall upon him.

have dominion, and shall destroy him that 3 And he took up his parable, and said, remaineth of the city. Balaam the son of Beor hath saíd, and the 20 And when he looked on Amalek, he man whose eyes are open hath said: took up his parable, and said, Amalek was

4 He hath said, which heard the words the first of the nations but his latter end of God, which saw the vision of the Al-Ishall be that he perish for ever.

Zimri and Cozbi slain. CHAP. XXV, XXVI. The Israelites numbered. 21 And he looked on the Kenites, and 14 Now the name of the Israelite that took up his parable, and said, Strong is thy was slain, even that was slain with the Mididwelling-place, and thou puttest thy nestanitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, in a rock.

a prince of a chief house among the Sime22 Nevertheless, the Kenite shall be onites. wasted, until Ashur shall carry thee away 15 And the name of the Midianitish wocaptive.

man that was slain was Cozbi the daughter 23 And he took up his parable, and said, of Zur; he was head over a people, and of Alas, who shall live when God doeth this!'a chief house in Midian.

24 And ships shall come from the coast 16 4 And the LORD spake unto Moses, of Chittim, and shall afflict Ashur, and saying, shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish 17 Vex the Midianites and smite them: for ever.

18 For they vex you with their wiles, 25 And Balaam rose up, and went and wherewith they have beguiled you in the returned to his place: and Balak also went matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, his way.

(the daughter of a prince of Midian their CHAP. XXV.

sister, which was slain in the day of the AND Israel abode in Shittim, and the plague for Peor's sake. H people began to commit whoredom

CHAP. XXVI. with the daughters of Moab.

TAND it came to pass after the plague, 2 And they called the people unto the A that the Lord spake unto Moses, and sacrifices of their gods: and the people unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, did eat, and bowed down to their gods. saying,

3 And Israel joined himself unto Baal- 2 Take the sum of all the congregation peor : and the anger of the LORD was kin- of the children of Israel, from twenty years dled against Israel.

Jold and upward, throughout their fathers' 4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take house, all that are able to go to war in Isall the heads of the people, and hang them rael. up before the LORD against the sun, that 3 And Moses and Eleazar the priest the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned spake with them in the plains of Moab by away from Israel.

Jordan near Jericho, saying, 5 And Moses said unto the judges of Is- 4 Take the sum of the people, from twenty rael, Slay ye every one his men that were years old and upward; as the LORD comjoined unto Baal-peor.

manded Moses and the children of Is6 1 And, behold, one of the children of rael, which went forth out of the land of Israel came and brought unto his brethren Egypt. a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, 5 T Reuben the eldest son of Israel: the and in the sight of all the congregation of children of Reuben; Hanoch, of whom the children of Israel, who were weeping cometh the family of the Hanochites : of before the door of the tabernacle of the Pallu, the family of the Palluites: congregation.

16 Of Hezron, the family of the Hezron7 And when Phinehas, the son of Elea-Sites: of Carmi, the family of the Carmites. zar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he 7 These are the families of the Reubenrose up from among the congregation, and sites: and they that were numbered of them took a javelin in his hand;

I were forty and three thousand and seven 8 And he went after the man of Israel hundred and thirty. into the tent, and thrust both of them! 8 And the sons of Pallu; Eliab. through, the man of Israel, and the woman 9 And the sons of Eliab; Nemuel, and through her belly: So the plague was stay-Dathan, and Abiram. This is that Dathan ed from the children of Israel.

and Abiram, which were famous in the con9 And those that died in the plague were gregation, who strove against Moses and twenty and four thousand.

against Aaron in the company of Korah, 10 ? And the LORD spake unto Moses, when they strove against the LORD:

| 10 And the earth opened her mouth, and 11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son swallowed them up together with Korah, of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath when that company died, what time the fire away from the children of Israel, (while he devoured two hundred and fifty men: and was zealous for my sake among them,) that they became a sign. I consumed not the children of Israel in my in Notwithstanding the children of ko jealousy.

rah died not. 12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto 12 | The sons of Simeon after their fahim my covenant of peace :

milies: of Nemuel, the family of the Ne 13 And he shall have it, and his seed af-muelites: of Jamin, the family of the Jater him, even the covenant of an everlasting minites: of Jachin, the family of the Japriesthood, because he was zealous for his chinites: God, and made an atonement for the chil- 13 Of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites: dren of Israel.

lof Shaul, the family of the Shaulites.

sa in Bhinehas

The Israelites numbered. NUMBERS.

The land divided. 14 These are the families of the Simeon-| 34 These are the families of Manasseh, ites, twenty and two thousand and two hun- and those that were numbered of them, dred.

fifty and two thousand and seven hun15 I The children of Gad after their fami-dred. lies: of Zephon, the family of the Zephon- 35 1 These are the sons of Ephraim afites: of Haggai, the family of the Hag-ter their families : of Shuthelah, the family gites: of Shuni, the family of the Shunites : of the Shuthalhites : of Becher, the family

16 Of Ozni, the family of the Oznites : of the Bachrites : of Tahan, the family of of Eri, the family of the Erites :

the Tahanites. 17 Of Arod, the family of the Arodites : 36 And these are the sons of Shuthelah : of Areli, the family of the Arelites. of Eran, the family of the Eranites. r 18 These are the families of the chill 37 These are the families of the sons of dren of Gad, according to those that were Ephraim according to those that were numnumbered of them, forty thousand and five bered of them, thirty and two thousand and hundred.

five hundred. These are the sons of Jo19 | The sons of Judah were Er and seph after their families. Onan: and Er and Onan died in the land 38 | The sons of Benjamin after their faof Canaan.

milies : of Bela, the family of the Belaites : 20 And the sons of Judah after their fa- of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites : of milies were; of Shelah, the family of the Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites : Shelanites : of Pharez,' the family of the 39 Of Shupham, the family of the ShuPharzites: of Zerah, the family of the phamites : of Hupham, the family of the Zarhites.

Huphamites. 21 And the sons of Pharez were; of 40 And the sons of Bela were Ard and Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: of Naaman: of Ard, the family of the Ardites: Hamul, the family of the Hamulites. and of Naaman, the family of the Naamites.

22 These are the families of Judah ac- 41 These are the sons of Benjamin after cording to those that were numbered of their families : and they that were numberthem, threescore and sixteen thousand and ed of them were forty and five thousand and five hundred.

six hundred. 23 1 of the sons of Issachar after their 42 ( These are the sons of Dan after families: of Tola, the family of the Tola- their families : of Shuham, the family of the ites : of Pua, the family of the Punites: Shuhamites. These are the families of

24 Of Jashub, the family of the Jashub-Dan after their families. ites: of Shimron, the family of the Shim- 43 All the families of the Shuhamites ronites.

according to those that were numbered of 25 These are the families of Issachar them, were threescore and four thousand and according to those that were numbered of four hundred. them, threescore and four thousand and 44 1 Of the children of Asher after their three hundred.

families: of Jimna, the family of the Jim26 1 Of the sons of Zebulon after their nites : of Jesui, the family of the Jesuites : families : of Sered, the family of the Sar- of Beriah, the family of the Beriites. dites: of Elon, the family of the Elonites: 45 Of the sons of Beriah: of Heber, the of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites. family of the Heberites: of Malchiel, the

27 These are the families of the Zebu- family of the Malchielites. lunites according to those that were number- 46 And the name of the daughter of ed of them, threescore thousand and five Asher was Sarah. hundred.

| 47 These are the families of the sons of 28 ! The sons of Joseph after their fami- Asher according to those that were numberlies were Manasseh and Ephraim. ed of them; who were fifty and three thou

29 Of the sons of Manasseh : of Machir, sand and four hundred. the family of the Machirites: and Machir 48 ? Of the sons of Naphtali after their begat Gilead : of Gilead come the family of families: of Jahzeel, the family of the the Gileadites.

Jahzeelites : of Guni, the family of the 30 These are the sons of Gilead : of Gunites: Jeezer, the family of the Jeezerites: of 49 Of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites : Helek, the family of the Helekites: of Shillem, the family of the Shillemites.

31 And of Asriel, the family of the As- 50 These are the families of Naphtali rielites: and of Shechem, the family of the according to their families; and they that Shechemites:

were numbered of them, were forty and fire 32 And of Shemida, the family of the thousand and four hundred. Shemidaites: and of Hepher, the family of 51 These were the numbered of the chilthe Hepherites.

dren of Israel, six hundred thousand and 33 And Zelophehad the son of Hepher a thousand seven hundred and thirty, had no sons, but daughters : and the names 52 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mah- saying, lah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.! 53 Unto these the land shall be divided

VII.

The Levites numbered. CHAP. XXVII. The law of inheritance. for an inheritance, according to the number gathered themselves together against the of names.

Lord in the company of Korah; but died 54 To many thou shalt give the more in- in his own sin, and had no sons. heritance, and to few thou shalt give the less 4 Why should the name of our father be inheritance: to every one shall his inherit- done away from among his family, because ance be given, according to those that were he hath no son? Give unto us therefore a numbered of him.

possession among the brethren of our fa55 Notwithstanding, the land shall be di- ther. vided by lot: according to the names of the 5 And Moses brought their cause before tribes of their fathers they shall inherit. the LORD,

56 According to the lot shall the posses-i 6.1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, sion thereof be divided between many and saying, few.

17 The daughters of Zelophehad speak 57 [ And these are they that were num-right: thou shalt surely give them a posbered of the Levites after their families : of session of an inheritance among their faGershon, the family of the Gershonites: of ther's brethren; and thou shalt cause the Kohath, the family of the Kohathites : of inheritance of their father to pass unto Merari, the family of the Merarites. them.

58 These are the families of the Levites : 8 And thou shalt speak unto the chilthe family of the Libnites, the family of the dren of Israel, saying, If a man die, and Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritfamily of the Mushites, the family of the ance to pass unto his daughter. Korathites. And Kohath begat Amram. 19 And if he have no daughter, then ye

59 And the name of Amram's wife was shall give his inheritance unto his brethren. Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, whom her 10 And if he have no brethren, then ye mother bare to Levi in Egypt: and she bare shall give his inheritance unto his father's unto Amram Aaron and Moses, and Miriam brethren. their sister.

11 And if his father have no brethren, 60 And unto Aaron was born Nadab, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

kinsman that is next to him of his family, 61 And Nadab and Abihu died, when and he shall possess it: and it shall be unto they offered strange fire before the LORD. the children of Israel a statute of judgment,

62 And those that were numbered of as the LORD commanded Moses. them were twenty and three thousand, all 12 ( And the LORD said unto Moses, Get Inales from a month old and upward : for thee up into this mount Abarim, and see they were not numbered among the chil- the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because there was no inherit- dren of Israel. ance given them among the children of Is- 13 And when thou hast seen it, thou rael.

also shalt be gathered unto thy people, as 63 | These are they that were number-| Aaron thy brother was gathered. ed by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who 14 For ye rebelled against my commandnumbered the children of Israel in the ment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho. the congregation, to sanctify me at the wa

64 But among these there was not a man ter before their eyes: that is the water of of them whom Moses and Aaron the priest Meribah in Kadesh in the wilderness of numbered, when they numbered the chil- Zin. dren of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai. | 15 | And Moses spake unto the LORD,

65 For the LORD had said of them, They saying, shall surely die in the wilderness. And 16 Let the LORD, the God of the spirits there was not left a man of them, save Ca- of all flesh set a man over the congregation, leb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the 17 Which may go out before them, and son of Nan.

which may go in before them, and which CHAP. XXVII.

may lead them out, and which may bring THEN came the daughters of Zelophe-them in; that the congregation of the LORD

1 had, the son of Hepher, the son of be not as sheep which have no shepherd. Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Ma- 18 | And the LORD said unto Moses, nasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son Take thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man in of Joseph: and these are the names of his whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand upon daughters; Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, him; and Milcah, and Tirzah.

1 19 And set him before Eleazar the priest, 2 And they stood before Moses, and be- and before all the congregation : and give fore Eleazar the priest, and before the him a charge in their sight. princes, and all the congregation, by the 20 And thou shalt put some of thine hodoor of the tabernacle of the congregation, nour upon him, that all the congregation of saying,

the children of Israel may be obedient. 3 Our father died in the wilderness, and 21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the he was not in the company of them that priest, who shall ask counsel for him after

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The continual burnt-offering, NUMBERS.

and other offerings. the judgment of Urim before the LORD: at| 14 And their drink-offering shall be half his word shall they go out, and at his word an hin of wine unto a bullock, and the third they shall come in, both he, and all the chil- part of an hin unto a ram, and a fourth dren of srael with him, even all the con- part of an hin unto a lamb: this is the burntgregation.

offering of every month throughout the 22 And Moses did as the LORD com- months of the year. manded him: and he took Joshua, and set 15 And one kid of the goats for a sinhim before Eleazar the priest, and before offering unto the LORD shall be offered, beall the congregation :

side the continual burnt-offering, and his 23 And he laid his hands upon him, and drink-offering. gave him a charge, as the LORD command- 16 | And in the fourteenth day of the ed by the hand of Moses.

first month is the passover of the LORD. CHAP. XXVIII.

17 And in the fifteenth day of this month AND the LORD spake unto Moses, say- is the feast; seven days shall unleavened

bread be eaten. 2 Command the children of Israel, and 18 In the first day shall be an holy consay unto them, My offering, and my bread vocation; ye shall do no manner of servile for my sacrifices made by fire, for a sweet work therein: savour unto me, shall ye observe to offer 19 But ye shall offer a sacrifice made by unto me in their due season.

fire for a burnt-offering unto the LORD; 31 And thou shalt say unto them. This two young bullocks, and one ram, and seven is the offering made by fire which ye shall lambs of the first year : they shall be unto offer unto the LORD ; two lambs of the first you without blemish : year without spot day by day, for a con- 20 And their meat-offering shall be of tinual burnt-offering.

flour mingled with oil : three tenth-deals 4 The one lamb shalt thou offer in the shall ye offer for a bullock, and two tenthmorning, and the other lamb shalt thou of- deals for a ram; fer at even:

21 A several tenth-deal shalt thou offer 5 And a tenth part of an ephah of flour for every lamb, throughout the seven lambs: for a meat-offering, mingled with the fourth 22 And one goat for a sin-offering, to part of an hin of beaten oil.

make an atonement for you. 6 It is a continual burnt-offering, which 23 Ye shall offer these beside the burntwas ordained in mount Sinai for a sweet offering in the morning, which is for a consavour, a sacrifice made by fire unto the tinual burnt-offering. LORD.

124 After this manner ye shall offer daily And the drink-offering thereof shall be throughout the seven days, the meat of the the fourth part of an hin for the one lamb: sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savour in the holy place shalt thou cause the strong unto the LORD : it shall be offered beside wine to be poured unto the LORD for a the continual burnt-offering, and his drinkdrink-offering :

offering. 8 And the other lamb shalt thou offer at 25 And on the seventh day ye shall have even : as the meat-offering of the morning an holy convocation; ye shall do no serand as the drink-offering thereof, thou shalt vile work. offer it, a sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet 26 | Also in the day of the first-fruits, savour unto the LORD.

when ye bring a new meat-offering unto 9 | And on the sabbath-day two lambs the LORD, after your weeks be out, ye shall of the first year without spot, and two tenth-have an holy convocation; ye shall do no deals of flour for a meat-offering, mingled servile work: with oil, and the drink-offering thereof; 27 But ye shall offer the burnt-offering

10 This is the burnt-offering of every for a sweet savour unto the LORD; two sabbath, beside the continual burnt-offer- young bullocks, one ram, seven lambs of ing, and his drink-offering.

the first year; 11 | And in the beginnings of your 28 And their meat-offering of flour minmonths ye shall offer a burnt-offering unto gled with oil, three tenth-deals unto one the LORD; two young bullocks, and one bullock, two tenth-deals unto one ram, ram, seven lambs of the first year without 29 A several tenth-deal unto one lamb, spot;

throughout the seven lambs; * 12 And three tenth-deals of flour for a 30 And one kid of the goats, to make an meat-offering, mingled with oil, for one atonement for you. bullock; and two tenth-deals of flour for 31 Ye shall offer them beside the cona meat-offering, mingled with oil, for one tinual burnt-offering and his meat-offering, ram;

(they shall be unto you without blemish,) 13 And a several tenth-deal of flour min- and their drink-offerings. gled with oil for a meat-offering unto one

CHAP. XXIX. lamb, for a burnt-offering of a sweet sa- A ND in the seventh month, on the first vour, à sacrifice made by fire unto the day of the month, ye shall have an LORD.

holy convocation; ye shall do no servile

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