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l'ows not to be broken.

NUMBERS, The exceptions therefrom. drink offerings for the bullock, for the shall make her vow which she vowed, ram, and for the lambs, shall be accord and that which she uttered with her ing to their number, after the manner : | lips, wherewith she bound her soul,

38 And one goat for a sin offering; of none effect: and the LORD shall beside the continual burnt offering, and forgive her. his meat offering, and his drink offering. 9 But every vow of a widow, and

39 These things ye shall do unto the of her that is divorced, wherewith they Lorv in your set feasts, beside your have bound their souls, shall stand vows, and your freewill offerings, for against her. your burnt offerings, and for your 10 And if she vowed in her husmeat offerings, and for your drink of- band's house, or bound her soul by a ferings, and for your peace offerings. bond with an oath ;

40 And Moses told the children of 11 And her husband heard it, and Israel according to all that the LORD held his peace at her, and disallowed commanded Moses.

her not: then all her vows shall stand, CHAP. XXX.

and every bond wherewith she bound

her soul shall stand. i l'ows ure not to be broken. 3 The erception of a muid's row. 6 Of a wife's. 9 Of a widow's, 12 But if her husband hath utterly or her that is divorced.

made them void on the day he heard And Moses spake unto the heads of them; then whatsoever proceeded out the tribes concerning the children of of her lips concerning her vows, or Israel, saying, This is the thing which concerning the bond of her soul, shall the Lord hath commanded.

not stand: her husband hath made them 2 If a man vow a vow unto the void; and the LORD shall forgive her. LORD, or swear an oath to bind his 13 Every vow, and every binding soul with a bond; he shall not break oath to afflict the soul, her husband his word, he shall do according to all may establish it, or her husband may that proceedeth out of his mouth. make it void.

3 If a woman also vow a vow unto 14 But if her husband altogether the Lord, and bind herself by a bond, hold his peace at her from day to day; being in her father's house in her youth; then he establisheth all her vows, or all

4 And her father hear her vow, and her bonds, which are upon her: he conher bond wherewith she hath bound firmeth them, because he held his her soul, and her father shall hold his at her in the day that he heard them. peace at her : then all her vows shall 15 But if he shall any ways make stand, and every bond wherewith she them void after that he hath heard hath bound her soul shall stand. them; then he shall bear her iniquity.

5 But if her father disallow her in 16 These are the statutes, which the the day that he heareth; not any of her LORD commanded Moses, between a vows, or of her bonds wherewith she man and his wife, between the father hath bound her soul, shall stand: and and his daughter, being yet in her youth the LORD shall forgive her, because in her father's house. her father disallowed her.

CHAP. XXXI. 6 And if she had at all an husband, 1 The Midianites are spoiled, and Buluum sluin. when she vowed, or uttered ought out 13 Moses is uroth with the officers, for suring of her lips, wherewith she bound her the women alive. 19 How the soldiers, with soul;

their captives und spoil, ure to be purified. 25

The proportion whereby the prey is to be di7 And her husband heard it, and rided. 48 The voluntary oblution unto the lield his peace at her in the day that treasury of the Lord. he heard it: then her vows shall stand, And the LORD spake unto Moses, and her bonds wherewith she bound saying, her soul shall stand.

2 Avenge the children of Israel of 8 But if her husband disallowed her the Midianites : afterward shalt thou on the day that he heard it; then he | be gathered unto thy people.


The Midianites spoiled. CHAP. XXXI. How the prey is to be divided

3 And Moses spake unto the people, Balaam, to commit trespass against saying, Arm some of yourselves unto the Lord in the matter of Peor, and the war, and let them go against the there was a plague among the conMidianites, and avenge the Lord of gregation of the Lord. Midian.

17 Now therefore kill every male 4 Of every tribe a thousand, through- among the little ones, and kill every out all the tribes of Israel, shall ye woman that hath known man by lying send to the war.

with him. 5 So there were delivered out of the 18 But all the women children, that thousands of Israel, a thousand of every have not known a man by lying with tribe, twelve thousand armed for war. him, keep alive for yourselves.

6 And Moses sent them to the war, 19 And do ye abide without the a thousand of every tribe, them and camp seven days : whosoever hath Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, killed any person, and whosoever hath to the war, with the holy instruments, touched any slain, purify both yourand the trumpets to blow in his hand. selves and your captives on the third

7 And they warred against the Mi- day, and on the seventh day. dianites, as the LORD commanded 20 And purify all your raiment, and Moses, and they slew all the males. all that is made of skins, and all work of

8 And they slew the kings of Midian, goats' hair, and all things made of wood. beside the rest of them that were slain; 21 And Eleazar the priest said namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and unto the men of war which went to the Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian : battle, This is the ordinance of the law Balaam also the son of Beor they slew which the LORD commanded Moses ; with the sword.

22 Only the gold, and the silver, the 9 And the children of Israel took all brass, the iron, the tin, and the lead, the women of Midian captives, and 23 Every thing that may abide the their little ones, and took the spoil of fire, ye shall make it go through the fire, all their cattle, and all their flocks, and it shall be clean: nevertheless it and all their goods.

shall be purified with the water of sepa10 And they burnt all their cities ration: and all that abideth not the fire wherein they dwelt, and all their goodly ye shall make go through the water. castles, with fire.

24 And ye shall wash your clothes 11 And they took all the spoil, and on the seventh day, and ye shall be all the prey, both of men and of beasts. clean, and afterward ye shall come

12 And they brought the captives, into the camp. aud the prey, and the spoil, unto Mo 25 And the LORD spake unto ses, and Eleazar the priest, and unto Moses, saying, the congregation of the children of 26 Take the sum of the prey that Israel, unto the camp at the plains was taken, both of man and of beast, of Moab, which are by Jordan near thou, and Eleazar the priest, and the Jericho.

chief fathers of the congregation : 139 And Moses, and Eleazar the 27 And divide the prey into two priest, and all the princes of the con- parts; between them that took the gregation, went forth to meet them war upon then, who went out to batwithout the camp.

tle, and between all the congregation: 14 And Moses was wroth with the 28 And levy a tribute unto the LORD officers of the host, with the captains of the men of war which went out to over thousands, and captains over hun-battle: one soul of five hundred, both sreds, which came from the battle. of the persons, and of the beeves, and

15 And Moses said unto them, Have of the asses, and of the sheep: ye saved all the women alive?

29 Take it of their half, and give it 16 Behold, these caused the child- unto Eleazar the priest, for an heave ren of Israel, through the commsel or offering of the LORD.

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The proportion whereby



is to be divided.
30 And of the children of Israel's | both of man and of beast, and gave
half, thou shalt take one portion of fif-them unto the Levites, which kept the
ty, of the persons, of the beeves, of the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD;
asses, and of the flocks, of all manner as the LORD commanded Moses.
of beasts, and give them unto the Le 48 | And the officers which were
vites, which keep the charge of the over thousands of the host, the captains
tabernacle of the LORD.

of thousands, and captains of hun31 And Moses and Eleazar the priest dreds, came near unto Moses : did as the LORD commanded Moses. 49 And they said unto Moses, Thy

32 And the booty, being the rest of the servants have taken the sum of the men prey which the men of war had caught, of war which are under our charge, was six hundred thousand and seven

and there lacketh not one man of us. ty thousand and five thousand sheep, 50 We have therefore brought an ob

33 And threescore and twelve thou- lation for the LORD, what every man sand beeves,

hath gotten, of jewels of gold, chains, 34 And threescore and one thousand and bracelets, rings, earrings, and tah

lets, to make an atonement for our 35 And thirty and two thousand per- souls before the LORD. sons in all, of women that had not 51 And Moses and Eleazar the priest known man by lying with him. took the gold of them, even all wrought

36 And the half, which was the por- jewels. tion of them that went out to war, was

52 And all the gold of the offering in number three hundred thousand and that they offered up to the LORD, of seven and thirty thousand and five the captains of thousands, and of the hundred sheep:

captains of hundreds, was sixteen thou37 And the Lord's tribute of the sand seven hundred and fifty shekels. sheep was six hundred and threescore 53 (For the men of war had taken and fifteen.

spoil, every man for himself.) 38 And the beeves were thirty and 54 And Moses and Eleazar the priest six thousand; of which the Lord's tri- took the gold of the captains of thoubute was threescore and twelve. sands and of hundreds, and brought it

39 And the asses were thirty thousand into the tabernacle of the congregaand five hundred; of which the Lord's tion, for a memorial for the children tribute was threescore and one. of Israel before the LORD. 40 And the persons were sixteen

CHAP. XXXII. thousand; of which the Lord's tri 1 The Reubenites and Gadites sue for their inhe

ritance on that side Jordan.

6 Moses reprobute was thirty and two persons. veth them. 16 They offer him conditions to his

41 And Moses gave the tribute, content. 33 Moses assigneth them the land. which was the Lord's heave offering,

39 They conquer it. unto Eleazar the priest, as the LORD Now the children of Reuben and the commanded Moses.

children of Gad had a very great mul: 42 And of the children of Israel's titude of cattle: and when they saw the half, which Moses divided from the land of Jazer, and the land of Gilead, men that warred,

that, behold, the place was a place for 43 (Now the half that pertained unto cattle ; the congregation was three hundred 2 The children of Gad and the childthousand and thirty thousand and se ren of Reuben came and spake unto ven thousand and five hundred sheep, Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and 44 And thirtyand six thousand beeves, unto the princes of the congregation,

45 And thirty thousand asses and saying, five hundred,

3 Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and 46 And sixteen thousand persons ;) Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elealeh,

47 Even of the children of Israel's and Shebam, and Nebo, and Beon, half, Moses took one portion of fifty, 4 Even the country which the Lord

The Reubenites and Gadites CHAP. XXXII.

sue for an inheritance. smote before the congregation of Is 17 But we ourselves will go ready rael, is a land for cattle, and thy ser-armed before the children of Israel, vants have cattle:

until we have brought them unto their 5 Wherefore, said they, if we have place: and our little ones shall dwell found grace in thy sight, let this land in the fenced cities because of the inbe given unto thy servants for a pos- habitants of the land. session, and bring us not over Jordan. 18 We will not return unto our

6 And Moses said unto the child houses, until the children of Israel have ren of Gad and to the children of Reu- inherited every man his inheritance. ben, Shall your brethren go to war, 19 For we will not inherit with them and shall ye sit here?

on yonder side Jordan, or forward ; 7 And wherefore discourage ye the because our inheritance is fallen to us heart of the children of Israel from on this side Jordan eastward. going over into the land which the 20 | And Moses said unto them, If LORD hath given them?

ye will do this thing, if ye will go & Thus did your fathers, when I sent armed before the LORD to war, them from Kadesh-barnea to see the 21 And will go all of you armed over land.

Jordan before the LORD, until he hath 9 For when they went up unto the driven out his enemies from before him, valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, 22 And the land be subdued before they discouraged the heart of the child the LORD: then afterward ye shall reren of Israel, that they should not go turn, and be guiltless before the LORD, into the land which the LORD had and before Israel; and this land shall given them.

be your possession before the LORD. 10 And the Lord's anger was kindled 23 But if ye will not do so, behold, the same time, and he sware, saying, ye have sinned against the Lord: and

u Surely none of the men that came be sure your sin will find up out of Egypt, from twenty years old 24 Build you cities for your little and upward, shall see the land which ones, and folds for your sheep; and I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, do that which hath proceeded out of and unto Jacob; because they have your mouth. not wholly followed me:

25 And the children of Gad and the 12 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh children of Reuben spake unto Moses, the Kenezite, and Joshua the son of saying, Thy servants will do as my lord Nun: for they have wholly followed commandeth. the LORD.

26 Our little ones, our wives, our 13 And the Lord's anger was kin- Hocks, and all our cattle, shall be there dled against Israel, and he made them in the cities of Gilead : wander in the wilderness forty years, 27 But thy servants will pass over, until all the generation, that had done every man armed for war, before the evil in the sight of the LORD, was Lord to battle, as my lord saith. consumed.

28 So concerning them Moses com14 And, behold, ye are risen up in manded Eleazar the priest, and Joshua your fathers' stead, an increase of sin the son of Nun, and the chief fathers ful men, to augment yet the fierce of the tribes of the children of Israel: anger

of the Lord toward Israel. 29 And Moses said unto them, If the 15 For if ye turn away from after children of Gad and the children of him, he will yet again leave them in Reuben will pass with you over Jorthe wilderness; and ye shall destroy dan, every man armed to battle, before all this people.

the LORD, and the land shall be sub16 | And they came near unto him, dued before


shall give and said, We will build sheepfolds them the land of Gilead for a poshere for our cattle, and cities for our session : little ones:

30 But if they will not pass over with

you out.

Moses assigneth the land. NUMBERS,

Two and forly journeys you armed, they shall have possessions their journeys according to their goamong you in the land of Canaan.

ings out. 31 And the children of Gad and the 3 And they departed from Rameses children of Reuben answered, saying, in the first month, on the tifteenth day As the Lord hath said unto thy ser- of the first month; on the morrow afvants, so will we do.

ter the passover the children of Jsrael 32 We will pass over armed before went out with an high hand in the sight the Lord into the land of Canaan, of all the Egyptians. that the possession of our inheritance 4 For the Egyptians buried all their on this side Jordan


be our's. firstborn, which the LORD had smitten 33 And Moses gave unto them, even among them: upon their gods also the to the children of Gad, and to the child- LORD executed judgments. ren of Reuben, and unto half the tribe 5 And the children of Israel removed of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the from Rameses,and pitched in Succoth. kingdom of Sihon king of the Amo 6 And they departed from Succoth, rites, and the kingdom of Og king of and pitched in Etham, which is in the Bashan, the land, with the cities there-edge of the wilderness. of in the coasts, even the cities of the 7 And they removed from Etham, country round about.

and turned again unto Pi-hahiroth, 34 And the children of Gad built which is before Baal-zephon: and Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer, they pitched before Migdol.

35 And Atroth, Shophan, and Jaazer, 8 And they departed from before Piand Jogbehah,

hahiroth, and passed through the midst 36 And Beth-nimrah, and Beth-ha- of the sea into the wilderness, and went ran, fenced cities: and folds for sheep. three days' journey in the wilderness

37 And the children of Reuben built of Etham, and pitched in Marah. Heshbon,and Elealeh,and Kirjathaim, 9 And they removed from Marah,

38 And Nebo, and Baal-meon, (their and came unto Elim: and in Elim were names being changed,) and Shibmah: twelve fountains of water, and threeand gave other names unto the cities score and ten palm trees; and they which they builded.

pitched there. 39 And the children of Machir the 10 And they removed from Elim, son of Manasseh went to Gilead, and and encamped by the Red sea. took it, and dispossessed the Amorite 11 And they removed from the Red which was in it.

sea, and encamped in the wilderness 40 And Moses gave Gilead unto of Sin. Machir the son of Manasseh ; and he 12 And they took their journey out dwelt therein.

of the wilderness of Sin, and encamp41 And Jair the son of Manasseh ed in Dophkah. went and took the small towns thereof, 13 And they departed from Dophand called them Havoth-jair. kah, and encamped in Alush.

42 And Nobah went and took Ke 14 And they removed from Alush, nath, and the villages thereof, and and encamped at Rcphidim, where was called it Nobah, after his own name. no water for the people to drink. CHAP. XXXIII.

15 And they departed from Rephi1 Two and forty journeys of the Israelites. 50 The dim, and pitched in the wilderness of Canaanites are to be destroyed.

Sinai. These are the journeys of the child 16 And they removed from the deren of Israel, which went forth out of sert of Sinai, and pitched at Kibroththe land of Egypt with their armies hattaavah. under the hand of Moses and Aaron. l. 17 And they departed from Kibroth

2 And Moses wrote their goings out hattaavah, and encamped at Hazeroth, according to their journeys by the com 18 And they departed from Hazemandment of the LORD:and these are roth, and pitched in Rithmah.

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