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144 Balaam's parable : NUMBERS. He firopicsieth Israel's happiness.

13 And Balak said unto him, Come, I, and offered a bullock and a ram on every I pray thee, with me unto another place, altar. from whence thou mayest see them : thou !

CHAP. XXIV. shalt see but the utmost part of them, and 1 Balaam prophesieth Israel's happiness, shalt not see them all: and curse me them

15 and of the Star of Jacob. from thence.

AND when Balaam saw that it pleased 14 And he brought him into the field ' A the LORD to bless Israel, he went of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built noi, as at other times, to seek for enchantseven altars, and offered a bullock and a ments, but he set his face toward the wilram on every altar.

derness. 15 And he said unto Balak, Stand here 2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and by the burnt-offering, while I meet the he saw Israel abiding in his tents accordLORD yonder.

ing to their tribes, and the spirit of God 16 And the LORD met Balaam, and came upon him. put a word in his mouth, and said, Go And he took up his parable, and said, again unto Balak, and say thus.

Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and 17 And when he came to him, behold, the man whose eyes are open hath said: he stood by his burnt-offering, and the 4 He hath said, which heard the words princes of Moab with him. And Balak of God, which saw the vision of the Alsaid unto him, What hath the LORD | mighty, falling into a trance, but having spoken?

his eyes open: 18 And he took up his parable, and 5 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken and thy tabernacles, O Israel ! unto me, thou son of Zippor:

1 6 As the valleys are they spread forth, 19 God is not a man, that he should as gardens by the river's side, as the lie ; neither the son of man, that he should trees of lign-aloes which the LORD hath repent: hath he said, and shall he not do planted, and as cedar trees beside the wait? or liath he spoken, ankl shall he notters. make it good?

7 He shall pour the water out of his 20 Behold, I have received command- || buckets, and his seed shall be in many wament to bless : and he hath blessed, and ters, and his king shall be higher than I cannot reverse it.

Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted. 21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Ja- 8 God brought him forth out of Egypt ; cob, neither hath he seen perverseness in he hath as it were the strength of an uniIsrael: the LORD his God is with him, corn: he shall eat up the nations his eneand the shout of a king is among them. mies, and shall break their bones, and

22 God brought them out of Egypt ; ! pierce them through with his arrows. he hath as it were the strength of an uni- 9 He couched, he lay down as a Jion, corn.

and as a great lion : who shall stir him 23 Surely there is no enchantment a || up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and gainst Jacob, neither is there any divina- || cursed is he that curseth thee. tion against Israel: according to this time 10 And Balak's anger was kindled it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, against Balaam, and he smote his hands What hath God wrought!

together: and Balak said unto Balaam, I 24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a called thee to curse mine enemies, and great lion, and lift up himself as a young behold, thou hast altogether blessed them lion: he shall not lie down until he eat these three times. of the prey, and slrink the blood of the 11 Therefore now flee thou to thy slain.

place: I thought to promote thee unto 25 | And Balak said unto Balaam, Nci- | great honour ; but lo, the LORD hath ther curse them at all, norbless them at all. I kept thee back from honour.

26 But Balaam answered and said unto 1 12 And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake Balak, Told not ) thee, saying, All that I net also to thy messengers which thou the LORD speaketh, that I must do? sentest unto me, saying,

27 | And Balak said unto Balaam, il 13 If Balak would give me his house Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee unto | full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond another place; peradventure it will please the commandment of the LORD, to do God that thou mayest curse me them either good or bad of mine own mind: from thence.

| but what the Lord saith, that will I speak 28 And Balak brouglit Balaam unto il 14 And now, behold, I go unto my the top of Peor, thuat locketh toward Jesla | pcople: come therefore, and I will adver imon.

iise thee what this people shall do to thy29 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build people in the latter days. me here seven altars, and prepare me 15 And he took up his parable, and here seven bullocks and seven rams. said, Balaamthe son of Beor hath said, and!

30 And Bulak did as Balaam had said, I the man whose eyes are open hath said:

Whoredom and idolatry of Israel.CHAP. xxv. xxvi. Zimri and Cozbi slain. 145

16 He hath said, which heard the 1l he rose up from among the congregation, words of Gol, and knew the knowledge and took a javelin in his hand; of the Most High, which saw the vision 8 And he went after the man of Israel of the Almighty, falling into a trance, into the tent, and thrust both of them but having his eyes open :

through, the man of Israel, and the wom17 I shall see him, but not now : 1 | an through her belly : So the plague shall behold him, but not nigh: there was stayed from the children of Israel. shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a 9 And those that died in the plague Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall were twenty and four thousand. smite the corners of Moab, and destroy i 10|| And the LORD spake unto Moses, all the children of Sheth.

saying, 18 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir 11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the also shall be a possession for his enemies; son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my and Israel shall do valiantly.

wrath away from the children of Israel 19 Out of Jacob shall come he that (while he was zealous for my sake among shall have dominion, and shall destroy them) that I consumed not the children of him that remaineth of the city.

Israel in my jealousy. 20 And when he looked on Amalek, he 12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto took up his parable, and said, Amalek | him my covenant of peace : was the first of the nations, but his latter 1 13 And he shall have it, and his seed end shall be that he perish for ever. after him, even the covenant of an ever

21 And he looked on the Kenites, and lasting priesthood; because he was zealtook up his parable, and said, Strong is ous for his God, and made an atonement thy dwelling-place, and thou puttest thy for the children of Israel. nest in a rock.

14 Now the name of the Israelite that 22 Nevertheless, the Kenite shall be was slain, even that was slain with the wasted, until Ashur shall carry thee Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son away captive.

of Salu, a prince of a chief house among 23 And he took up his parable, and said, the Simeonites. Alas, who shall live when God doeth this! || 15 And the name of the Midianitish

24 And ships shall come from the coast woman that was slain was Cozbi the of Chittim, and shall afflict Ashur, and daughter of Zur; he was head over a shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish people, and of a chief house in Midian. for ever.

16 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, 25 And Balaam rose up, and went and saying, returned to his place : and Balak also 17 Vex the Midianites, and smite them: went his way.

18 For they vex you with their wiles, CHAP. XXV.

l| wherewith they have beguiled you in the 1 Israelites whoredom and idolatry. 6 matter of Peor, and in the matter of CozZimri and Cozbi slain.

bi, the daughter of a prince of Midian A ND Israel abode in Shittim, and the their sister, which was slain in the day of n people began to commit whoredom | the plague for Peor's sake. with the daughters of Moab.

CHAP. XXVI. 2 And they called the people unto the | 1 Israel numbered. 52 The inheritance of sacrifices of their gods : and the people

the land divided. did eat, and bowed down to their gocis. AND it came to pass after the plague,

3 And Israel joined himself unto Baal A that the LORD spake unto Moses, peor : and the anger of the LORD was and unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the kindled against Israel.

priest, saying, 4 And the Lord said unto Moses, 2 Take the sum of all the congregation Take all the heads of the people, and of the children of Israel, from twenty hang them up before the LORD against years old and upward, throughout their the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD | fathers house, all that are able to go to may be turned away from Israel.

war in Israel. 5 And Moses said unto the judges of 3 And Moses and Eleazar the priest Israel, Slay ye every one his men that spake with them in the plains of Moab were joined unto Baal-peor.

by Jordan near Jericho, saying, 6 1 And, behold, one of the children of 4 Take the sum of the people, from Israel came and brought unto his brethren || twenty years old and upward; as the a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, | LORD commanded Moses and the chiland in the sight of all the congregation of dren of Israel, which went forth out of the the children of Israel, who were weeping | land of Egypt. be fore the door of the tabernacle of the 5 s Reuben the eldest son of Israel: the congregation.

children of Reuben ; Hanoch, of whom 7 And when Phinehas, the son of Ele- | cometh the family of the Hanochites : of azar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, Phallu, the family of the Phalluites ,

146 The number and


Jumilies of Israel. 6 Of Hezron, the family of the Hez- n according to those that were numbered ronites: of Carmi, the family of the Car- of them, threescore and four thousand mites.

I and three hundred. 7 These are the families of the Reu 26 of the sons of Zebulun after their Benites : and they that were numbered families: of Sered, the family of the Sarof them were forty and three thousand dites : of Elon, the family of the Elonites : and seven hundred and thirty.

of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites. 8 And the sons of Phallu; Eliab.

27 These are the families of the Zebu9 And the sons of Eliab; Nemuel, and | lunites according to those that were numDathan, and Abiram. This is that Da- | bered of them, threescore thousand and than and Abiram, which were famous in || tive hundred. the congregation, who strove against Moses 28 The sons of Joseph after their famand against Aaron in the company of Ko ilies were Manasseh and Ephraim. rah, when they strove against the LORD: 29 Of the sons of Manasseh : of Ma

10 And the earth opened her mouth, || chir, the family of the Machirites : and and swallowed them up together with Machir begat Gilead : of Gilead come the Korah, when that company died, what family of the Gileadites. time the fire devoured two hundred and 30 These are the sons of Gilead: of fifty men : and they became a sign. Jeczer, the family of the Jeczerites : of

il Notwithstanding the children of Ko | Helek, the family of the Helekites: rah died not.

31 And of Asriel, the family of the As12 The sons of Simeon after their fam- | rielites : and of Shechem, the family of ilies : of Nemuel, the family of the the Shechemites : Nemuelites : of Jamin the family of the 32 And of Shemida, the family of the Jaminites : of Jachin, the family of the Shemidaites: and of Hepher, the family Jachinites:

of the Hepherites. 13 Of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites: 33 And Zelophehad the son of Hepher of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites. had no sons, but daughters : and the

14 These are the families of the Sime- | names of the daughters of Zelophehad onites, twenty and two thousand and two were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milhundred.

cah, and Tirzah. 15 | The children of Gad after their 34 These are the families of Manasseli, families : of Zephon, the family of the and those that were numbered of them, Zephonites: of Haggai, the family of the fifty and two thousand and seven hundred. Haggites : of Shuni, the family of the 35 These are the sons of Ephraim after

their families : of Shuthelal, the family 16 Of Ozni, the family of the Oznites : | of the Shuthalhites : of Becher, the famof Eri, the family of the Erites :

ily of the Bachrites : of Tahan, the fam17 Of Arod, the family of the Arodites: ily of the Tahanites. of Areli, the family of the Arelites.

36 And these are the sons of Shutle

Shunites :

dren of Gad, according to those that were 37 These are the families of the sons of numbered of them, forty thousand and Ephraim according to those that were five hundred.

numbered of them, thirty and two thou19 The sons of Judah quere Er and sand and five hundred. These are the Onan: and Er and Onan died in the land sans of Joseph after their families. of Canaan.

38 The sons of Benjamin after their 20 And the sons of Judah after their | families: of Bela, the family of the Befamilies were ; of Shelah, the family of Laites: of Ashbel, the family of the Ashthe Shelanites : of Pharez, the family of belites : of Ahiram, the family of the the Pharezites: of Zerah, the family of || Ahiramites: the Zarhites.

39 Of Shupham, the family of the 21 And the sons of Pharez were ; of Shuphamites: of Hupham, the family of -Hezron, the family of the Hezronites : | the Huphamites. of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites, 40 And the sons of Bela were Ard and

22 These are the families of Judah ac- || Naaman: of Ard, the family of the Ardcording to those that were numbered of ites: and of Naaman, the family of the them, threescore and sixteen thousand | Naamites. and five hundred.

41 These are the sons of Benjamin after 23 of the sons of Issachar after their their families : and they that were numfamilies: of Tola, the family of the Tola- || bered of them were forty and five thouites : of Pua, the family of the Punites : || sand and six hundred.

24 Of Jashub, the family of the Jashub- | 42 These are the sons of Dan after their ites: of Shimron, the family of the Shim- families: of Shuham, the family of the Tonites.

Shuhamites. These are the families of 25 These are the families of Issachar ll Dan after their families.

The land divided.

CHAP. XXVII. The law of inheritances. 147 43 All the families of the Shuhamites |them were twenty and three thousand, all according to those that were numbered males from a month old and upward : for of them, were threescore and four thou- || they were not numbered among the chilsand and four hundred.

dren of Israel, because there was no in44 Of the children of Asher after their heritance given them among the children families: of Jimna, the family of the Jim- of Israel. nites: of Jesui, the family of the Jesuites : IL 63 These are they that were numberof Beriah, the family of the Beriites. ed by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who

45 Of the sons of Beriah : of Heber, numbered the children of Israel in the the family of the Heberites: of Malchiel, plams of Moab by Jordan near Jericho. the family of the Malchielites.

64 But among these there was not a 46 And the name of the daughter of man of them whom Moses and Aaron Asher was Sarah.

the priest numbered, when they num47 These are the families of the sons of bered the children of Israel in the wilAsher according to those that were num derness of Sinai. bered of them ; who were fifty and three 65 For the LORD had said of them, thousand and four hundred

They shall surely die in the wilderness. 48 Ofthe sons of Naphtaliafter their fam- And there was not left a man of them, ilies: of Jahzeel, the family of the Jahzeel- save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and ites: of Guni, the family of the Gunites : Joshua the son of Nun. 49 Of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites:

CHAP. XXVII. of Shillem, the family of the Shillemites. 6 The law of inheritances. 12 Moses, be

50 These are the families of Naphtali | ing told of his death, sucth for a successaccording to their families: and they that ar. 18 Joshua appointed to succeed him. were numbered of them, were forty and THEN came the daughters of Zelofive thousand and four hundred.

1 phehad, the son of Hepher, the son 51 These were the numbered of the l of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of children of Israel, six hundred thousand | Manassch, of the families of Manasseh and a thousand seven hundred and thirty. | the son of Joseph; and these are the names

52 f And the LORD spake unto Moll of his daughters ; Mahlah, Nouh, and ses, saying,

Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah. 53 Onto these the land shall be divided 2 And they stood before Moses, and for an inheritance, according to the num || before Eleazar the priest, and before the ber of names.

princes, and all the congregation, by the 54 To many thou shalt give the more || door of the tabernacle of the congregainheritance, and to few thou shalt give tion, saying, the less inheritance: to every one shall his 3 Our father died in the wilderness, inheritance be given, according to those | and he was not in the company of them that were numbered of him.

that gathered themselves together against 55 Notwithstanding, the land shall be | the Lord in the company of Korah ; but divided by lot : according to the names of died in his own sin, and had no sons. the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit. 4 Why should the name of our father

56 According to the lot shall the pos- || be done away from among his family, session thereof be divided between many | because he hath no son ? Give unto us and few.

therefore a possession among the brethren 57 s And these are they that were num- || of our father. bered of the Levites after their families: of. 5 And Moses brought their cause beGershon, the family of the Gershonites : || fore the LORD. of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites : 6 9 And the LORD spake unto Moses, of Merari, the family of the Merarites. saying,

58 These are the families of the Le to The daughters of Zelophehad speak vites : the family of the Libnites, the right : thou shalt surely give them a family of the Hebronites, the family of possession of an inheritance among their the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, father's brethren ; and thou shalt cause the family of the Korathites. And Ko the inheritance of their father to pass unhath begat Amram.

to them. 59 And the name of Amram's wife 8 And thou shalt speak unto the chilmas Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, || dren of Israel, saying, If a man die, and whom her mother bare to Levi in Egypt: || have no son, then ye shall cause his inherand she bare unto Amram Aaron and || itance to pass unto his daughter. Moses, and Miriam their sister.

9 And if he have no daughter, then 60 And unto Aaron was born Nadab, Nye shall give his inheritance unto his and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. | brethren.

61 And Nadab and Abihu died, when | 10 And if he have no brethren, then they offered strange fire before the LORD. | ye shall give his inheritance unto his fas

62 And those that were numbered of ll ther's brethren,

148 Moses sueth for a successor. NUMBERS. The continual burnt-offering.

11 And if his father have no brethren, 3 And thou shalt say unto them, then ye shall give his inheritance unto | This is the offering made by fire which ye his kinsman that is next to him of his shall offer unto the LORD ; two lambs of family, and he shall possess it : and it | the first vear without spot day by day, for shall be unto the children of Israel a stat- a continual burnt-offering. ute of judgment, as the LORD command- || 4 The one lamb shalt thou offer in the ed Moses.

morning, and the other lamb shalt thou 12 | And the LORD said unto Moses, ll offer at even ; Get thee up into this mount Abarim, and 5 And a tenth part of an ephah of flour see the land which I have given unto the for a meat-offering, mingled with a fourth children of Israel.

I part of an hin of beaten oil. 13 And when thou hast seen it, thou 6 It is a continual burnt-offering, which also shalt be gathered unto thy people, | was ordained in mount Sinai for a sweet as Aaron thy brother was gathered. savour, a sacrifice made by fire, unto the

14 For ye rebelled against my com LORD. mandment in the desert of Zin, in the 7 And the drink-offering thereof shall strife of the congregation, to sanctify me | be the fourth part of an hin for the one at the water before their eyes : that is | lamb: in the holy place shalt thou cause the water of Meribah in Kadesh in the the strong wine to be poured unto the wilderness of Zin.

LORD for a drink-offering. 15 | And Moses spake unto the LORD, 8 And the other lamb shalt thou offer saying,

at even: as the meat-offering of the morn16 Let the Lord, the God of the spir ing, and as the drink-offering thereof, thou its of all flesh, set a man over the congre- || shalt offer it, a sacrifice made by fire, of gation,

| a sweet savour unto the LORD. 17 Which may go out before them, 9 And on the sabbath day two lambs and which may go in before them, and of the first year without spot, and two which may lead them out, and which || tenth-deals of four for a meat-offering, may bring them in ; that the congrega mingled with oil, and the drink-offering tion of the LORD be not as sheep which || thereof : have no shepherd.

10 This is the burnt-offering of every 18 4 And the Lord said unto Moses, ll sabbath, beside the continual burnt-offerTake thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man | ing, and his drink-offering. in whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand 11 And in the beginnings of your months upon him ;

ye shall offer a burnt-offering unto the 19 And set him before Eleazar the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram, priest, and before all the congregation : | seven lambs of the first year without and give him a charge in their sight. | spot ;

20° And thou shalt put some of thine L '12 And three tenth-deals of flour for a honour upon him, that all the congregation meat-offering, mingled with oil, for one of the children of Israel may be obedient. || bullock; and two tenth-deals of four for a

21 And he shall stand before Eleazar | meat-offering, mingled with oil, for one the priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the 13 And a several tenth-deal of flour minLORD : at his word shall they go out, and gled with oil for a meat-offering unto one at his word they shall come in, both he, 1 lamb, foraburnt-offering of a sweet savour, and all the children of Israel with him, | a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD. even all the congregation.

14 And their drink-offering shall be 22 And Moses did as the LORD com half an hin of wine unto a bullock, and manded him ; and he took Joshua, and the third part of an hin unto a ram, and set him before Elcazar the priest, and be a fourth part of an hin unto a lamb: fore all the congregation:

this is the burnt-offering of every month 23 And he laid his hands upon him, throughout the months of the year. and gave him a charge, as the Lord 15 And one kid of the goats for a sincommanded by the hand of Moses. offering unto the LORD shall be offered, CHAP. XXVIII.

beside the continual burnt-offering, and 1 Offerings to be observed. 3 The con- || his drink-offering.

tinual burnt-offering. 9, 11, 16, 26 || 16 And in the fourteenth day of the Other offerings.

first month is the passover of the Lord. AND the LORD spake unto Moses, 17 And in the fifteenth day of this A saying,

month is the feast: seven days shall ur2 Command the children of Isracl, and leavened bread be eaten. say unto them, My offering, and my bread 18 In the first day shall be an holy corr for my sacrifices made by fire, for a sweet vocation ; ye shall do no manner of sersavour unto me, shall ye observe to offer | vile work iherein : urto me in their due seasen.

19 But ye shall offer a sacrifice made

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