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Balaam's ass sprakett overcome them, and drive them out. 24 But the angel of the Lord stood

12 And God said unto Balaam, in a path of the vineyards, a wall being Thou shalt not go with them; thou on this side, and a wall on that side. shalt not curse the people: for they 25 And when the ass saw the angel are blessed.

of the LORD, she thrust herself unto 13 And Balaam rose up in the the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot morning, and said unto the princes of against the wall: and he smote her Balak, Get you into your land: for again. the Lord refuseth to give me leave 26 And the angel of the LORD went with you.

further, and stood in a narrow place, 14 And the princes of Moab rose up, where was no way to turn either to the and they went unto Balak, and said, right hand or to the left. Balaam refuseth to come with us. 27 And when the ass saw the angel

15 | And Balak sent yet again of the LORD, she fell down under Baprinces, more, and more honourable laanı : and Balaam's anger was kinthan they.

dled, and he smote the ass with a staff. 16 And they came to Balaam, and 28 And the LORD opened the mouth said to him, Thus saith Balak the son of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee, What have I done unto thee, that thou hinder thee from coming unto me :

hast smitten me these three times ? 17 For I will promote thee unto very 29 And Balaam said unto the

ass, great honour, and I will do whatsoever Because thou hast mocked me: 1 thou sayest unto me: come therefore, would there were a sword in mine I pray thee, curse me this people. hand, for now would I kill thee.

18 And Balaam answered and said 30 And the ass said unto Balaam, unto the servants of Balak, If Balak Am not I thine ass, upon which thou would

give me his house full of silver bast ridden ever since I was thine unto and gold, I cannot go beyond the this day? was I ever wont to do so word of the LORD my God, to do unto thee? And he said, Nay. less or more.

31 Then the Lord opened the eyes 19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry of Balaam, and he saw the angel of ye also here this night, that I may the LORD standing in the way, and his know what the LORD will say unto sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed

down his head, and fell flat on his face. 20 And God came unto Balaam at 32 And the angel of the LORD said night, and said unto him, If the men unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten come to call thee, rise up,

and with thine ass these three times ? behold, I them; but yet the word which I shall went out to withstand thee, because say unto thee, that shalt thou do.

thy way is perverse before me : 21 And Balaam rose up in the 33 And the ass saw me, and turned morning, and saddled his ass, and from me these three times : unless she went with the princes of Moab. had turned from me, surely now also

22 | And God's anger was kindled I had slain thee, and saved her alive. because he went: and the angel of 34 And Balaam said unto the angel the LORD stood in the way for an ad of the LORD, I have sinned; for I versary against him. Now he was knew not that thou stoodest in the way riding upon

his ass, and his two ser-against me: now therefore, if it disvants were with him.

please thee, I will get me back again. 23 And the ass saw the angel of the 35 And the angel of the Lord said LORD standing in the way, and his unto Balaam, Go with the men: but sword drawn in his hand: and the ass only the word that I shall speak unto turned aside out of the way, and went thee, that thou shalt speak. So Bainto the field : and Balaam smote the laam went with the princes of Balak. ass, to turn her into the


36 | And when Balak heard that

me more.


Belak's sacrifice.


Balaam's parables. Balaam was come, he went out to 8 How shall I curse, whom God meet him unto a city of Moab, which hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, is in the border of Arnon, which is in whom the Lord hath not defied? the utmost coast.

9 For from the top of the rocks I 37 And Balak said unto Balaam, see him, and from the hills I behold Did I not earnestly send unto thee to him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, call thee? wherefore camest thou not and shall not be reckoned among the unto me? am I not able indeed to nations, promote thee to honour?

10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, 38 And Balaam said unto Balak, and the number of the fourth part of Lo, I am come unto thee: have I now Israel? Let me die the death of the any power at all to say any thing? the righteous, and let my last end be like word that God putteth in my mouth, his! that shall I speak.

11 And Balak said unto Balaam, 39 And Balaam went with Balak, What hast thou done unto me? I took and they came unto Kirjath-buzoth. thee to curse mine enemies, and, be

40 And Balak offered oxen and hold, thou hast blessed them altogether. sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the 12 And he answered and said, Must princes that were with him.

I not take heed to speak that which 41 And it came to pass on the mor- the LORD hath put in my mouth? row, that Balak took Balaam, and 13 And Balak said unto him, Come, brought him up into the high places I pray thee, with me unto another of Baal, that thence he might see the place, from whence thou mayest see utmost part of the people.

them: thou shalt see but the utmost CHAP. XXIII.

part of them, and shalt not see them 1, 13, 28 Baluk's sacrifice. 7, 18 Baluam's all: and curse me them from thence. parable.

14 And he brought him into the And Balaam said unto Balak, Build field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, me here seven altars, and prepare me and built seven altars, and offered a here seven oxen and seven rams. bullock and a ram on every altar. 2 And Balak did as Balaam had


15 And he said unto Balak, Stand ken; and Balak and Balaam offered here by thy burnt offering, while I on every altar a bullock and a ram. -meet the LORD yonder.

3 And Balaam said unto Balak, 16 And the LORD met Balaam, and Stand by thy burnt offering, and I put a word in his mouth, and said, Go will go : peradventure the Lord will again unto Balak, and say thus. come to ineet me: and whatsoever he

came to him, besheweth me I will tell thee. And he hold, he stood by his burnt offering, went to an high place.

and the princes of Moab with him. 4 And God met Balaam: and he And Balak said unto him, What hath said unto him, I have prepared seven the LORD spoken? altars, and I have offered upon every 18 And he took up his parable, and altar a bullock and a ram.

said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hear5 And the LORD put a word in Ba- ken unto me, thou son of Zippor: Jaam's mouth, and said, Return unto 19 God is not a man, that he should Balak, and thus shalt thou speak. lie; neither the son of man, that he

6 And he returned unto him, and, should repent: hath he said, and shall lo, he stood by his burnt sacrifice, he, he not do it? or hath he spoken, and and all the princes of Moab.

shall he not make it good? 7 And he took up his parable, and 20 Behold, I have received comsaid, Balak the king of Moab hath mandment to bless: and he hath blessbrought me from Aram, out of the ed; and I cannot reverse it. mountains of the east, saying, Come, 21 He hath not beheld iniquity in curse me Jacob, and come, dety Israel. Jacob, neither hath hc seen perverse

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Balaam prophesieth.


Balak dismisseth hime ness in Israel : the Lord his God is said, and the man whose eyes are with him, and the shout of a king is open hath said:

4 He hath said, which heard the 22 God brought them out of Egypt; words of God, which saw the vision ILFE he hath as it were the strength of an of the Almighty, falling into a trance, unicorn.

but having his eyes open: 23 Surely there is no enchantment 5 How goodly are thy tents, O Jaagainst Jacob, neither is there any di- cob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel! vination against Israel: according to 6. As the valleys are they spread this time it shall be said of Jacob and forth, as gardens by the river's side, 2%: of Israel, What hath God wrought! as the trees of lign aloes which the

24 Behold, the people shall rise up Lord hath planted, and as .cedar as a great lion, and lift

himself as

trees beside the waters. a young lion: he shall not lie down 7 He shall pour the water out of until he eat of the prey, and drink the his buckets, and his seed shall be in a blood of the slain.

many waters, and his king shall be * 25 | And Balak said unto Balaam, higher than Agag, and his kingdom !27 Neither curse them at all, nor bless shall be exalted. them at all.

8 God brought him forth out of 26 But Balaam answered and said Egypt; he hath as it were the strength unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, of an unicorn: he shall eat up the All that the LORD speaketh, that I nations his enemies, and shall break must do?

their bones, and pierce them through 27 9 And Balak said unto Balaam, with his arrows. Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee

é 9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, unto another place, peradventure it and as a great lion: who shall stir hiin will please God that thou mayest up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, curse me them from thence.

and cursed is he that curseth thee. 28 And Balak brought Balaam unto 10 | And Balak’s anger was kindled the top of Peor, that looketh toward against Balaam, and he smote his hands Jeshimon.

together: and Balak said unto Ba29 And Balaam said unto Balak, laam, I called thee to curse mine eneBuild me here seven altars, and pre- mies, and, behold, thou hast altogether pare me here seven bullocks and blessed them these three times.

11 Therefore now flee thou to thy 30 And Balak did as Balaam had place: I thought to promote thee unsaid, and offered a bullock and a ram to great honour; but, lo, the LORD on every altar.

hath kept thee back from honour. CHAP. XXIV.

12 And Balaam said unto Balak, 1 Balaam, leaving divinations, prophesicth the Spake I not also to thy messengers

happiness of Israel. 10 Balak in anger dis- which thou sentest unto me, saying, misseth him. 15 He prophesieth of the Star of 13 If Balak would give me his Jacob, and the destruction of some nations.

house full of silver and gold, I canAnd when Balaam saw that it pleas- not go beyond the commandment of <3 ed the LORD to bless Israel, he went the LORD, to do either good or bad not, as at other times, to seek for en of mine own mind; but what the chantments, but he set his face to- LORD saith, that will I speak? ward the wilderness.

14 And now, behold, I go unto 2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, my people: come therefore, and I and he saw Israel abiding in his tents will advertise thee what this people according to their tribes; and the shall do to thy people in the latter spirit of God came upon him.

3 And he took up his parable, and 15 | And he took up his parable, said, Balaam the son of Beor hath and said, Balaam the son of Beer

seven rams.


open hath said:

Prophecy of the Star of Jacob. CHAP. XXV.

Zimri and Cozbi slain. hath said, and the man whose eyes are | Baal-peor: and the anger of the Lord

was kindled against Israel. 6 He hath said, which heard the 4 And the Lord said unto Moses, words of God, and knew the know- Take all the heads of the people, and ledge of the most High, which saw the hang them up before the Lord against vision of the Almighty, falling into a the sun, that the fierce anger of the trance, but having his eyes open: Lord may be turned away from Israel.

17 I shall see him, but not now: I 5 And Moses said unto the judges shall behold him, but not nigh: there of Israel, Slay ye every one bis men shall come a Star out of Jacob, and that were joined unto Baal-peor. a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and 6 And, behold, one of the children shall smite the corners of Moab, and of Israel came and brought unto his destroy all the children of Sheth. brethren a Midianitish woman in the

18 And Edom shall be a possession, sight of Moses, and in the sight of all Seir also shall be a possession for the congregation of the children of Ishis enemies; and Israel shall do rael, who were weeping before the door valiantly.

of the tabernacle of the congregation. 19 Out of Jacob shall come he that 7 And when Phinehas, the son of shall have dominion, and shall destroy Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, him that remaineth of the city. saw it, he rose up from among the

20 And when he looked on Ama- congregation, and took a javelin in his lek, he took up his parable, and said, hand; Amalek was the first of the nations; 8 And he went after the man of Isbut his latter end shall be that he perişh rael into the tent, and thrust both of for ever.

them through, the man of Israel, and 21 And he looked on the Kenites, the woman through her belly. So and took up his parable, and said, the plague was stayed from the childStrong is thy dwellingplace, and thou ren of Israel. puttest thy nest in a rock.

9 And those that died in the plague 22 Nevertheless the Kenite shall be were twenty and four thousand. wasted, until Asshur shall carry thee 10 And the LORD spake unto Moaway captive.

ses, saying, 23 And he took up his parable, and

11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the said, Alas, who shall live when God son of Aaron the priest, hath turned doeth this!

my wrath away from the children of 94 And ships shall come from the Israel, while he was zealous for my coast of Chittim, and shall afflict As-sake among them, that I consumed not shur, and shall afflict Eber, and he the children of Israel in my jealousy. also shall perish for ever.

12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give 25 And Balaam rose up, and went unto him my covenant of and returned to his place : and Balak 13 And he shall have it, and his seed also went his way.

after him, even the covenant of an CHAP. XXV.

everlasting priesthood; because he 1 Israel at Shittim commit whoredom and ido.

was zealous for his God, and made an latry. 6 Phinehas killeth Zimri and Cozbi. atonement for the children of Israel. 10 God therefore giveth him an eeriasting 14. Now the name of the Israelite priesthood. 16 The Midianites are to be vexed. that was slain, even that was slain with And Israel abode in Shittim, and the the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, people began to commit whoredom the son of Salu, a prince of a chief with the daughters of Moab.

house among the Simeonites. 2 And they called the people unto the 15 And the name of the Midianitish sacrifices of their gods: and the people woman that was slain was Cozbi, the did eat, and bowed down to their gods. daughter of Zur; he was head over a 3 And Israel joined himself unto people, and of achief house in Midian.

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The Israelites numbered.


The Israelites numbered. 16 And the LORD spake unto Mo- and swallowed them up together with ses, saying,

Korah, when that company died, what 17 Vex the Midianites, and smite time the fire devoured two hundred them.

and fifty men: and they became a 18 For they vex you with their wiles, sign. wherewith they have beguiled you in 11 Notwithstanding the children of the matter of Peor, and in the matter Korah died not. of Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of 12 The sons of Simeon after their Midian, their sister, which was slain families: of Nemuel, the family of the in the day of the plague for Peor's sake. Nemuelites : of Jamin, the family of CHAP. XXVI.

the Jaminites : of Jachin, the family 1. The sum of all Israel is taken in the plains of of the Jachinites :

Moab. 52 The luw of dividing umong them 13 Of Zerah, the family of the Zar-
the inheritance of the lund. 57 The families
und number of the Lecites. 63 None were left

hites: of Shaul, the family of the of them which were numbered at Sinui, but

Shaulites. Caleb and Joshua.

14 These are the families of the SiAnd it came to pass after the plague, meonites, twenty and two thousand that the LORD spake unto Moses and and two hundred. unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the 15 The children of Gad after their priest, saying,

families : of Zephon, the family of the 2 Take the sum of all the congre- Zephonites: of Haggi, the family of gation of the children of Israel, from the Haggites: of Shuni, the family of twenty years old and upward, through the Shunites: out their fathers' house, all that are 16 Of Ozni, the family of the Ozable to go to war in Israel.

nites: of Eri, the family of the Erites : 3 And Moses and Eleazar the priest 17 Of Arod, the family of the Arodspake with them in the plains of Moabites: of Areli, the family of the Arelites. by Jordan near Jericho, saying,

18 These are the families of the 4 Take the sum of the people, from children of Gad according to those twenty years old and upward ; as the that were numbered of them, forty LORD commanded Moses and the thousand and five hundred. children of Israel, which went forth 19 The sons of Judah were Er and out of the land of Egypt.

Onan : and Er and Onan died in the 5 Reuben, the eldest son of Israel: land of Canaan. the children of Reuben; Hanoch, of 20 And the sons of Judah after their whom cometh the family of the Ha- families were; of Shelah, the family nochites : of Pallu, the family of the of the Shelanites: of Pharez, the faPalluites :

mily of the Pharzites : of Zerah, the 6 Of Hezron, the family of the Hez- family of the Zarhites. ronites : of Carmi, the family of the 21 And the sons of Pharez were ; of Carmites.

Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: 7 These are the families of the Reu- of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites. benites: and they that were numbered 22 These are the families of Judah of them were forty and three thousand according to those that were vumberand seven hundred and thirty. ed of them, threescore and sixteen

8 And the sons of Pallu; Eliab. thousand and five hundred.

9 And the sons of Eliab; Nemuel, 23 Of the sons of Issachar after and Dathan, and Abiram. This is their families : of Tola, the family of that Dathan and Abiram, which were the Tolaites: of Pua, the family of famous in the congregation, who the Punites : strove against Moses and against 24 Of Jashub, the family of the JaAaron in the company of Korah, shubites: of Shimron, the family of when they strove against the Lord: the Shimronites. 10 And the earth opened her mouth, 25 These are the families of Issa

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