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among seventy elders. Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy ser- thousand footmen; and thou hast vant? and wherefore have I not found said, I will give them flesh, that they favour in thy sight, that thou layest the may eat a whole month. burden of all this people upon me? 29 Shall the flocks and the herds be

19 Have I conceived all this people? slain for them, to suffice them? or have I begotten them, that thou should shall all the fish of the sea be gatherest say unto me, Carry them in thyed together for them, to suffice them? bosom, as a nursing father beareth the 23 And the Lord said unto Moses, sucking child, unto the land which Is the Lord's hand waxed short? thou swarest unto their fathers ? thou shalt see now whether my word.

13 Whence should I have flesh to shall come to pass unto thee or not. give unto all this people? for they 24 And Moses went out, and told weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, the people the words of the Lord, that we may eat.

and gathered the seventy men of the 14 I am not able to bear all this elders of the people, and set them people alone, because it is too heavy round about the tabernacle. for me.

25 And the LORD came down in a 15 And if thou deal thus with me, cloud, and spake unto him, and took kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I of the spirit that was upon him, and have found favour in thy sight; and gave it unto the seventy elders : and let me not see my wretchedness. it came to pass, that, when the spirit

16 & And the Lord said unto Mo- rested upon them, they prophesied, ses, Gather unto me seventy men of and did not cease. the elders of Israel, whom thou know 26 But there remained two of the est to be the elders of the people, and

men in the


the name of the one officers over them; and bring them un was Eldad, and the name of the other to the tabernacle of the congregation, Medad : and the spirit rested upon that they may stand there with thee. them; and they were of them that

17 And I will come down and talk were written, but went not out unto with thee there: and I will take of the the tabernacle: and they prophesied spirit which is upon thee, and will put in the camp. it upon them; and they shall bear the 27 And there ran a young man, and burden of the people with thee, that told Moses, and said, Eldad and Methou bear it not thyself alone. dad do prophesy in the camp:

13 And say thou unto the people, 28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the Sanctify yourselves against to morrow, servant of Moses, one of his young and ye shall eat flesh: for ye have men, answered and said, My lord wept in the ears of the Lord, saying, Moses, forbid them. Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it 29 And Moses said unto him, EnTas well with us in Egypt: therefore viest thou for my sake? would God the LORD will give you flesh, and ye that all the Lord's people were proshall eat.

phets, and that the LORD would put 19 Ye shall not eat one day, nor two his spirit upon them! days, nor five days, neither ten days, So And Moses gat him into the nor twenty days;

camp, he and the elders of Israel. 20 But even a whole month, until 31 | And there went forth a wind it come out at your nostrils, and it from the Lord, and brought quails be loathsome unto you: because that from the sea, and let them fall by the şe have despised the LORD which is camp, as it were a day's journey on among you, and have wept before this side, and as it were a day's jourhim, saying, Why came we forth out ney on the other side, round about the of Egypt?

camp, and as it were two cubits high 21 And Moses said, The people, upon the face of the earth. among whom I am, are six liundred 32 And the people stood up all that

Miriam and Aaron rebuked. NUMBERS Miriam's leprosy healed. day, and all that night, and all the next then were ye not afraid to speak against 22. day, and they gathered the quails: he my servant Moses ? that gathered least gathered ten hom 9 And the anger of the LORD was kiners; and they spread them all abroad dled against them; and he departed. for themselves round about the camp. 10 And the cloud departed from off

33 And while the flesh was yet be- the tabernacle ; and, behold, Miriam tween their teeth, ere it was chewed, became leprous, white as snow: and the wrath of the LORD was kindled Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, beagainst the people, and the LORD hold, she was leprous. smote the people with a very great

11 And Aaron said unto Moses, plague.

Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not 34 And he called the name of the sin upon us, wherein we have done that place Kibroth-hattaavah : be foolishly, and wherein we have sinned. cause there they buried the people 12 Let her not be as one dead, of that lusted.

whom the flesh is half consumed when 35 And the people journeyed from he cometh out of his mother's womb. Kibroth-hattaavah unto Hazeroth ; 13 And Moses cried unto the LORD, and abode at Hazeroth.

saying, Heal her now, O God, I be

seech thee. CHAP. XII.

14 | And the LORD said unto Mo 1 God rebuketh the sedition of Miriam and Aaron.

10 Miriam's leprosy is healed at the prayer of ses, If her father had but spit in her Moses. 14 God commandeth her to be shut out face, should she not be ashamed seven of the host.

days ? let her be shut out from the And Miriam and Aaron spake against camp seven days, and after that let her Moses because of the Ethiopian wo be received in again. man whom he had married : for he 15 And Miriam was shut out from had married an Ethiopian woman.


camp seven days: and the people 2 And they said, Hath the LORD journeyed not till Miriam was brought indeed spoken only by Moses? hath in again. he not spoken also by us? And the 16 And afterward the people reLORD heard it.

moved from Hazeroth, and pitched 3 (Now the man Moses was very in the wilderness of Paran. meek, above all the men which were

CHAP. XIII. upon the face of the earth.)

1 The numes of the men who were sent to searck 4 And the LORD spake suddenly the land. 17 Their instructions. 21 Their unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and

ucts. 26 Their relation. unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto And the Lord spake unto Moses, the tabernacle of the congregation. saying, And they three came out.

2 Send thou men, that they may 5 And the LORD came down in the search the land of Canaan, which I pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door give unto the children of Ísrael: of of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and every tribe of their fathers shall ye send Miriam: and they both came forth. a man, every one a ruler among them.

6 And he said, Hear now my words: 3 And Moses by the commandment If there be a prophet among you, I the of the Lord sent them from the wilLORD will make myself known unto derness of Paran : all those men were him in a vision, and will speak unto heads of the children of Israel. him in a dream.

4 And these were their names : of 7. My servant Moses is not so, who the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the is faithful in all mine house.

son of Zaccur.

.to 5 mouth, even apparently, and not in the son of Hori. dark speeches, and the similitude of 6 Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the the Lord shall he behold: wherefore son of Jephunneh.

The names of the spies.


Their evil report 7 Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the 24 The place was called the brook son of Joseph.

Eshcol, because of the cluster of 8 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea grapes which the children of Israel the son of Nun.

cut down from thence. 9 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti 25 And they returned from searchthe son of Raphu.

ing of the land after forty days. 10 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel 26 | And they went and came to the son of Sodi.

Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the ji of the tribe of Joseph, namely, congregation of the children of Israel, of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kason of Susi.

desh; and brought back word unto 12 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel them, and unto all the congregation, the son of Gemalli.

and shewed them the fruit of the land. 13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur 87 And they told him, and said, We the son of Michael.

came unto the land whither thou sent14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi est us, and surely it floweth with milk the son of Vophsi.

and honey; and this is the fruit of it. 15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the 28 Nevertheless the people be strong son of Machi.

that dwell in the land, and the cities 16 These are the names of the men are walled, and very great: and morewhich Moses sent to spy out the land. over we saw the children ofi Anak there. And Moses called Oshea the son of 29 The Amalekites dwell in the Nun Jehoshua.

land of the south : and the Hittites, 17 And Moses sent them to spy and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, out the land of Canaan, and said unto dwell in the mountains: and the Cathem, Get you up this way southward, naanites dwell by the sea, and by the and go up into the mountain : coast of Jordan.

18 And see the land,whatitis; and the 30 And Caleb stilled the people bepeople that dwelleth therein, whether fore Moses, and said, Let us go up they be strong or weak, few or many; at once, and possess it; for we are

19 And what the land is that they well able to overcome it. dwell in, whether it be good or bad; 31 But the men that went up with and what cities they be that they dwell him said, We be not able to go up in, whether in tents, or in strong holds; against the people ; for they are

20 And what the land is, whether it stronger than wc. be fat or lean, whether there be wood 32 And they brought up an evil retherein, or not. And be ye of good port of the land which they had searchcourage, and bring of the fruit of the ed unto the children of Israel, saying, land. Now the time was the time of The land, through which we have gone the firstripe grapes.

to search it, is a land that eateth up 21 [ So they went up, and searched the inhabitants thereof; and all the the land from the wilderness of Zin people that we saw in it are men of a unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath. great stature.

22 And they ascended by the south, 33 And there we saw the giants, the and came unto Hebron; where Ahi- sons of Anak, which come of the giants : man, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children and we were in our own sight as grasof Anak, were. (Now Hebron was built hoppers, and so we were in their sight. seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)

CHAP. XIV. 23 And they came unto the brook 1 The people murmur at the neu's. 6 Joshua and

Caleb labour to still them. of Eshcol, and cut down from thence

11 God threaten

eth them. 13 Moses persuadeth God, and a branch with one cluster of grapes, obtuincth perdon. 26 The duermura's are deand they bare it between two upon a

prired of entering into the lanıl. 36. The men staff; and they brought of the pome

who raised the evil report die by a plague. 40

The people that would inrude the land nguinst granates, and f the figs.

the will of God are smitten.


ple murmur.

NUMBERS, Moses intercedeth for them. 14 all the congregation lifted up it, (for thou broughtest up this people Ar voice, and cried; and the people in thy might from among them ;) Kept that night.

14 And they will tell it to the inhaAnd all the children of Israel bitants of this land for they have murmured against Moses and against heard that thou LORD art among this Aaron: and the whole congregation people, that thou LORD art seen face said unto them, Would God that we to face, and that thy cloud standeth had died in the land of Egypt ! or over them, and that thou goest before would God we had died in this wil-them, by day time in a pillar of a derness!

cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night. 3 And wherefore hath the LORD 15 Now if thou shalt kill all this brought us unto this land, to fall by people as one man, then the nations the sword, that our wives and our which have heard the fame of thee children should be a prey? were it will speak, saying, not better for us to return into Egypt? 16 Because the LORD was not able

4 And they said one to another, Let to bring this people into the land us make a captain, and let us return which he sware unto them, therefore into Egypt.

he hath slain them in the wilderness. 5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their 17 And now, I beseech thee, let the faces before all the assemblyof the con- power of my Lord be great, accordgregation of the children of Israel. ing as thou hast spoken, saying,

69 And Joshua the son of Nun, and 18 The Lord is longsuffering, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and təcre of them that searched the land, transgression, and by no means rent their clothes :

ing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of 7 And they spake unto all the com the fathers


the children unto the pany of the children of Israel, saying, third and fourth generation.

to search it, is an exceeding good land. quity of this people according unto

8 If the Lord delight in us, then the greatness of thy mercy, and as thou he will bring us into this land, and give hast forgiven this people, froin Egypt it us; a land which floweth with milk even until now. and honey.

20 And the Lord said, I have par9 Only rebel not ye against the doned according to thy word : LORD, neither fear ye the people of 21 But as truly as 1 live, all the the land; for they are bread for us : earth shall be filled with the glory of their defence is departed from them, the LORD. and the Lord is with us: fear them not. 22 Because all those men which

10 But all the congregation bade have seen my glory, and my miracles, sone them with stones. And the which I did in Egypt and in the wilglory of the LORD appeared in the derness, have tempted me now these tabernacle of the congregation before ten times, and have not hearkened to all the children of Israel.

my voice; 1 And the LORD said unto Mo 23 Surely they shall not see the land ses, How long will this people pro- which I sware unto their fathers, neivoke me? and how long will it be ere ther shall any of them that provoked they believe me, for all the signs which me see it: I have shewed among them?

24 But my servant Caleb, because 12 I will smite them with the peshe had another spirit with him, and tilence, and disinherit them, and will hath followed me fully, him will I make of thee a greater nation and bring into the land whereinto he went; mightier than they.

and his seed shall possess it. 13 | And Moses said unto the 25 (Now the Amalekites and the LORD, Then the Egyptians shall hear Canaanites dwelt in the valley.) To

Infidelity threatened.

CHAP. XV. The presumptuous smitten. morrow turn you, and get you into the 39 And Moses told these sayings wilderness by the way of the Red sea. unto the children of Israel ; and the

26 And the LORD spake unto people mourned greatly. Moses and unto Aaron, saying, 40 And they rose up early in the

27 How long shall I bear with this morning, and gat them up into the evil congregation, which murmur top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we against me. I have heard the nur be here, and will go up unto the place murings of the children of Israel, which the Lord hath promised : for which they murmur against me.

we have sinned. 28 Say unto them, As truly as I live,

41 And Moses said, Wherefore now saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in do ye transgress the commandment mine ears, so will I do to you:

of the Lord? but it shall not prosper. 09 Your carcases shall fall in this wil 42 Go not up, for the LORD is not derness; and all that were numbered among you; that ye be not smitten of you, according to your whole num- before your enemies. ber, from twenty years old and upward, 43 For the Amalekites and the Cawhich have murmured against me,

naanites are there before you, and ye 30 Doubtless ye shall not come into shall fall by the sword: because ye the land, concerning which I sware to are turned away from the Lord, theremake you dwell therein, save Caleb fore the Lord will not be with you. the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the 44 But they presumed to go up unto son of Nun.

the bill top: nevertheless the ark of si But your little ones, which ye the covenant of the Lord, and Moses, said should be a prey, them will i departed not out of the camp. bring in, and they shall know the land 45 Then the Amalekites came downı, which ye have despised.

and the Canaanites which dwelt in 32 But as for you, your carcases, that hill, and smote them, and disconithey shall fall in this wilderness. fited them, even unto Hormah.

33 And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear

CHAP. XV. your whoredoms, until your carcases 1 The law of the meat offering and the drink of. be wasted in the wilderness.

fering. 14, 29 The stranger is under the same 34 After the number of the days in

17 The law of the first of the dough for

an heare offering. 22 The sucrifice for sin of which ye searched the land, even forty ignorance. 30 The punishment of presump days, each day for a year, shall ye bear

tion. 32 He that riolated the subbuth is stoned.

$7 The law of fringes. your miquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise. And the LORD spake unto Moses,

35 I the Lord have said, I will saying, surely do it unto all this evil congrega 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, tion, that are gathered together against and say unto them, When ye be come me : in this wilderness they shall be into the land of your habitations, which consumied, and there they shall die. I give unto you,

36 And the men, which Moses sent 3 And will make an offering by fire to search the land, who returned, and unto the Lord, a burnt offering, or a made all the congregation to murmur sacritice in performing a vow, or in a against hiin, by bringing up a slander freewill offering, or in your solemn upon the land,

feasts, to make a sweet savour unto the 37 Even those men that did bring LORD, of the herd, or of the flock: up the evil report upon the land, died 4 Then shall he that offereth his of. by the plague before the LORD. fering unto the Lord bring a meat of

38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and fering of a tenth deal of four mingled Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which with the fourth part of an hin of oil. were of the men that went to search 5 And the fourth part of an hin of the land, lived still.

wine for a drink offering shalt thou


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