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Sihon and Og slain. and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken | 27 Wherefore they that speak in proverbs against the Lori), and against thee; pray say, Corne into Ileshbon, let the city of Sihon unto the Lord, that he take away the ser- be built and prepared. pents from us. And Moses prayed for the 28 For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, people.

a flame froin the city of Sihon: it hath con8 Ånd the Lori) said unto Moses, Make sumed Ar of Moab, and the lords of the high thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: places of Arnon. and it shall come to pass, that every one that 29 Wo to thee, Moab! Thou art undone, is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. O people of Chemosh: he hath given his 9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and sons that escaped, and his daugliters, into put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that captivity into Sihon king of the Ainorites. if a serpent had bitten any man, when he 30 We have shot at them; Heshbon is perbeheld the serpent of brass, he lived. ished even unto Dibon, and we have laid

10 And the children of Israel set forward, them waste even unto Nophah, which reachand pitched in Oboth.

cth unto Medeba. 11 And they journeyed froin Oboth, and 31 q. Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the pitched at lje-abarim, in the wilderness Amorites. which is before Moab, toward the sun-rising. 32 And Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, and

129 From thence they removed, and pitch- they took the villages thereof, and drove out ed in the valley of Zared.

the Amorites that were there. 13 From thence they removed, and pitched | 33 | And they turned and went up by the on the other side of Arnon, which is in the way of Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan wilderness that cometh out of the coasts of went out against them, he, and all his peothe Amorites: for Arnon is the border of ple, to the battle at Edrei. Moab, between Moab and the Amorites. 34 And the Lord said unto Moses, Fear

14 W'herefore it is said in the book of the him not: for I have delivered him into thy wars of the LORD, What he did in the Red hand, and all his people, and his land; and sea, and in the brooks of Arnon,

thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Sihon 15 And at the stream of the brooks that king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon. goeth down to the dwelling of Ar, and lieth 35 So they smote him, and his sons, and all upon the border of Moab.

his people, until there was none left hini 16 And from thence they went to Beer: that alive: and they possessed his land. is the well whereof the LORD spake unto

CHAP. XXII. Moses, Gather the people together, and I 1 Balak's first message for Balaam is refused. will give them water.

15 His sccond message obtaineth him. 22 in 17 Then Israel sang this song, Spring angel would have slain him, if his ass had not up, O well; sing ye unto it:

saved him. 36 Balak entertaineth him. 18 The princes digged the well, the nobles ND the children of Israel set forward, of the people digged it, by the direction of and pitched in the plains of Moab on the law-giver, with their staves. And from this side Jordan by Jericho. the wilderness they went to Mattanah: 29 And Balak the son of Zippor saw all

19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel: and that Israel had done to the Ainorites. from Nahaliel to Bamoth:

3 And Moab was sore afraid of the people, 20 And from Bamoth in the valley, that is because they were many: and Moab was in the country of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, distressed because of the children of Israel. which looketh toward Jeshimon.

4 And Moab said unto the elders of Midian, 21 And Israel sent messengers unto Si. Now shall this company lick up all that are hon king of the Amorites, saying,

round about us, as the ox licketh up the grass 22 Let me pass through thy land: we will of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor not turn into the fields, or into the vineyards; was king of the Moabites at that time. we will not drink of the waters of the well: 5 He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam but we will go along by the king's high-way, the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the until we be past thy borders.

river of the land of the children of his people, 23 And Sihon would not sufler Israel to pass to call him, saying, Behold, there is a peothrough his border: but Sihon gathered all ple come out froin Egypt: behold, they cohis people together, and went out against fver the face of the earth, and they abide Israel into the wilderness; and he canne to over against me: Jahaz, and fought against Israel:

6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, Curse 24 And Israel smote him with the cdge of me this people; for they are too mighty for the sword, and possessed his land from Arnon me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we unto Jabbok, even unto the children of Am- may smite them, and that I may drive them mon: for the border of the children of Am- out of the land: for I wot that he whom thou mon was strong

blessest is blessed, and he whoin thou carsest 25 And Israel took all these cities.: and Is- is cursed. rael dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, 7 And the elders of Moab and the elders in Heshbon, and in all the villages thereof. of Midian departed with the rewards of divi26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the nation in their hand; and they came unto king of the Amorites, who had fought against Balaam, and spake unto hin the words of the former king of Moab, and taken all his Balak. land out of his hand, even unto Arnon. 8 And he said unto them, Lodge here this

Balak sendeth for Balaam. CHAP. XXHI.

Balgam's ass speake night, and I will bring you word again, as 27 And when the ass saw the angel of t the LORD shall speak unto me: and the LORD, she fell down under Balaam: a princes of Moab abode with Balaam. Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smo

9 And God came unto Balaam, and said, the ass with a staff. What men are these with thee?

28 And the LORD opened the mouth of t 10 And Balaam said unto God, Balak the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What ha son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent unto I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me, saying,

these three times ? u Behold, there is a people come out of 29 And Balaam said unto the ass, Becau Égypt, which covereth the face of the earth; thou hast mocked me: I would there we come now curse me them; peradventure I a sword in my hand, for now would I k shall be able to overcome them, and drive thee. them out.

30 And the ass said unto Balaam, Am no 12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt thine ass, upon which thou last ridden ev not go with them; thou shalt not curse the since I was thine unto this day? was I ev people : for they are blessed.

wont to do so unto thee ? And he said, Na 13 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and 31 Then the LORD opened the eyes said unto the princes of Balak, Get you into Balaam, and he saw the angel of the Lor your land: for the LORD refuseth to give me standing in the way, and his sword drawn leave to


his hand: and he howed down his head, as 14 And the princes of Moab rose up, and fell flat on his face. tliey went unto Balak, and said, Balaam re 32 And the angel of the LORD said un fuseth to come with us.

him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine a 15 | And Balak sent yet again princes, these three times? behold, I went out more, and more honourable than they. withstand thee, because thy way is perver

16 And they came to Balaam, and said to before me : him, Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor, 33 And the ass saw me, and turned fra Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from me these three times: unless she had turn coming unto me:

from me, surely now also I had slain the 17 For I will promote thee unto very great and saved her alive. honour, and I will do whatsoever thou say. 34 And Balaam said unto the angel of t1 est unto me: come therefore, I pray thee, LORD, I have sinned; for I knew not th curse me this people.

thou stoodest in the way against me: na 18 And Balaam answered and said unto therefore, if it displease thee, I will get n the servants of Balak, If Balak would give back again. me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot 35 And the angel of the LORD said up go beyond the word of the Lord my God, to Balaam, Go with the men: but only t do less.or more:

word that I shall speak

unto thee, that the 19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye also shalt speak: so Balaam went with the princ here this night, that I may know what the of Balak. LORD will say unto me more.

36 | And when Balak heard that Balaa 20 And God came unto Balaam at night, was come, he went out to meet him unto and said unto him, If the men come to call city of Moab, which is in the border of A thee, rise up, and go with them; but yet the non, which is in the utmost coast. word which I shall say unto thee, that shalt 37 | And Balak said unto Balaam, Did thou do.

not earnestly send unto thee to call the 21 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and wherefore camest thou not unto me? an saddled his ass, and went with the princes not able indeed to promote thee to honour of Moab.

38 And Balaam said unto Balak, Lo, la 22 | And God's anger was kindled because come unto thee: bave I now any power he went: and the angel of the LORD stood all to say any thing? the word that God pu in the way for an adversary against him. Now teth in my mouth, that shall I speak. he was riding upon his ass, and his two ser 39 And Balaam went with Balak, and th vants were with him.

came unto Kirjath-huzoth. 23 And the ass saw the angel of the LORD 40 And Balak offered oxen and sheep, an standing in the way, and his sword drawn in sent to Balaam, and to the princes that we his hand : and the ass turned aside out of the with him. way, and went into the field : and Balaam 41 And it came to pass on the morrow, th smote the ass, to turn her into the way. Balak took Balaam, and brought him up in

24 But the angel of the LORD stood in a the high places of Baal, that thence he mig path of the vineyards, a wall being on this see the utmost part of the people. side, and a wall on that side.

CHAP. XXIII. 25 And when the ass saw the angel of the 1, 13, 28 Balak's sacrifice. : 7, 18 Balaam's p LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall, and

rable. crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he smote her again.

here seven altars, and prepare me he 26 And the angel of the LORD went further. seven oxen and seven rams.

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Balaam's parable. 3 And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand by neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: thy burnt-offering, and I will go : peradven- the LORD his God is with him, and the shout ture the Lorn) will come to meet me: and of a king is among them. whatsoever he sheweth me I will tell thee. 22 God brought them out of Egypt; he hath And he went to a high place.

as it were the strength of a unicorn. 4 And God met Balaam : and he said unto 23 Surely there is no enchantment against him, I have prepared seven attars, and 1 Jacob, neither is there any divination against have offered upon erery altar a bullock and Israel: according to this time it shall be said

of Jacob) and of Israel, What hath God 5 And the Lord put a word in Balaam's wrought! mouth, and said, Return unto Balah, and 24 Bebold, the people shall rise up as a great thus thou shalt speak.

lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he 6 And he returned unto him, and lo, he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, stood by his burnt-sacrifice, he, and all the and drink the blood of the slain. princes of Moab.

25 | And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither 7 And he took up his parable, and said, curse them at all, nor bless thein at all. Balak the king of Moab' liath brought me 26 But Balaam answered and said unto from Aram, out of the mountains of the cast, Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that the saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come, LORD speaketh, that I must do? defy Israel.

27 ! And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, 8 How shall I curse, whom God hath not I pray thee, I will bring thee unto another cursed ? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD place; peradventure it will please God that hath not defied !

thou mayest curse me them from thence. 9 For froin the top of the rocks I see hin, 28 And Balak brought Balaam unto the top and from the hills I behold him: lo, the peo- of Peor, that looketh toward Jeshimon. ple shall dwell alone, and shall not be reck 29 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me oned among the nations.

here seven altars, and prepare me here seven 10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and bullocks and seven rams. the number of the fourth part of Israel? 30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and Let me die the death of the righteous, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar. let my last end be like his ! 11 Ånd Balak said unto Balaam, What hast 1 Balaam Icaving dirinations, prophesieth the

CILAP. XXIV. thou done unto me? I took thee to curse

happiness of Israel. 10 Balak in anger dismine enemies, and behold, thou hast blessed misseth him. 15 He prophesicth of the Star them altorrether.

of Jacob, and the destruction of some nations. 12 And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the Lord hath And when Balaam saw that it pleased

the Lord to bless Israel, he went not, put in my mouth?

as at other times, to seek for enchantments, 13 And Balak said unto him, Comne, I pray but he set his face toward the wilderness. thee, with me unto another place, from 2 And Balaam listed up his eyes, and he whence thou mayest see them: thou shalt saw Israel abiding in his tents according to see but the utmost part of them, and shalt their tribes, and the Spirit of God came upon not see them all: and curse me them from him. thence.

3 And he took up his parable, and said, Ba14 | And he brought him into the field of laam the son of Beor hath said, and the man Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built se- whose eyes are open hath said: ven altars, and offered a bullock and a ram 4 He hath said, which heard the words of on every altar.

God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, 15 And he said unto Balak, Stand here by falling into a trance, but having his eyes thy burnt-offering, while I meet the LORD yonder.

5 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and 16 And the LORD met Balaain, and put a thy tabernacles, O Israel ! word in his mouth, and said, Go again unto 6 As the valleys are they spread forth, as Balak, and say thus.

gardens by the river's side, as the trees of 17 And when he came to him, behold, he lign-aloes which the Lord hath planted, and stood by his burnt-offering, and the princes as cedar-trees beside the waters. of Moab with him. And Balak said unto 7 He shall pour the water out of his buckhim, What hath the LORD spoken? ets, and his seed shall be in many waters, 18' And he took up his parable, and said, and his king shall be higher than Agag, and Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, his kingdom shall be exalted. thou son of Zippor:

8 God brought him forth out of Egypt: he 19 God is not a man, that he should lie; hath as it were the strength of a unicorn : he neither the son of man, that he should re-shall eat up the nations his enemies, and pent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? shall break their bones, and pierce them or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it through with his arrows.

9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and 20 Behold, I have received commandment as a great lion: who shall stir him up? to bless: and he hath blessed, and I cannot | Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed reverse it.

is he that curseth thee. 21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, 10 |And Balak's anger was kindled against



good ?

The Star of Jacob foretold. CHAP. XXV, XXVI. Zimri and Co:bi sini Balaam, and he smote his hands together:/ and the anger thic Lord was kindle and Balak said unto Balaam, I called thee against Israel. to curse mine enemies, and behold, thou 1 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take a hast altogether blessed them these three the heads of the people, and hang theon times.

before the LORD) ryainst the sun, that it 11 Therefore now flee thou to thy place: 1 fierce anger of the Lord may be turned awa thought to promote thee unto great honour; from Israel. but lo, the LORD hath kept thee back from 5 And Moses said unto the judges of Israe honour.

Siay ye every one his men ihat were joine 12 And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I unto Baal-peor. not also to thy messengers which thou sent 6 | And, behold, one of the obildren est unto me, saying,

Israel came and brought unto his brethre 13 If Balak would give me his house full a Midianitish woman in the sight of Mos of silser and gold, I cannot go beyond the and in the sight of all the congregation commandment of the Lorn, to do either the children of Israel, who were weeping i good or bad of mine own mind; but what fore the door of the tabernacle of the co the LORD saith, that will I speak?

gregation. 14 And now, behold, I go unto iny people : 17 And when Phinchas, tlie son of Eleaz: come therefore, and I will advertise thee the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he ro what this people shall do to thy people in the up froin among the congregation, and to latter days.

a javelin in his hand; 15 | And he took up his parable, and said,

8 And he went after the man of Ierael in Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the the tent, and thrust both of then throug man whose eyes are open hath said: the man of Israel, and the woman throua

16 He hath said, which heard the words of her belly: So the plague was stayed fro God, and knew the knowledge of the Most the children of Israel. High, which saw the vision of the Almighty, 9 And those that died in the plague we falling into a trance, but having his eyes twenty and four thousand. open :

10 And the LORD spake unto Plus 17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall be saying, hold hiin, but not nigh: there shall come a 11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise Aaron the priest, hath turned my wra out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of away from the children of Israel (while Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth. was zealous for my sake among them) tha

18 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir consumed not the children of Israel' in i also shall be a possession for his eneinies; jealousy. and Israel shall do valiantly.

12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto h 19 Out of Jacob shall come le that shall my covenant of peace: have dominion, and shall destroy him that 13 And he shall have it, and his seed af remaineth of the city.

hini, even the covenant of an everlasti 20 And when he looked on Amalek, he priesthood; because he was zealous for took up his parable, and said, Amalek was God, and inade an atonement for the ch the first of the nations, but his latter end dren of Israel. shall be that he perish for ever.

14 Now the name of the Israelite that w 21 And he looked on the Kenites, and took slain, even that was slain with the Midia up his parable, and said, Strong is íhydwell- itish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu. ing-place, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock. prince of a chief house among the Simco

22 Nevertheless, the Kenite shall be wasted, ites. until Asshur shall carry thee away captive.

15 And the name of the Midianitish w 23 And he took up his parable, and said, man that was slain was Cozbi the daught Alas, who shall live when God doeth this! of Zur; he was head over a people, and 24 And ships shall come from the coast of a chief house in Midian. Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur, and shall 16 | And the LORD spake unto Mose aftlict Eber, and he also shall perish for ever. saying, 25 And Balaam rose up, and went and re

17 Vex the Midianites and smite them: turned to his place: and Balak also went 18 For they vex you with their wiles, wher

with they have beguiled you in the matter CHAP. XXV.

Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daug 1 Israel at Shittim commit whoredom and idola- ter of a prince of Midian, their sister, whic

try. 6 Phinehas killeth Zimri and Cozbi. 10 was slain in the day of the plague for Peo God therefore giveth him an everlasting sake. priesthood. 16 The Midianites are to be

CHAP. XXVI. vexed.

1 The sum of all Israel is taken in the plains

Moab. 52 The law of dividing among them ple began to commit whoredom with inheritance of the land. 57 The families a the daughters of Moab.

number of the Levites. 63 None were left 2 And they called the people unto the sa

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in the plains of Moab. unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, 23 of the sons of Issachar after their famisaying,

lies: of Tola, the family of the Tolaites: of 2 Take the sum of all the congregation of Pua, the family of the Punites : the children of Israel, from twenty years old 24 Of Jashub, the family of the Jashubites: and upward, throughout their fathers' house, of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites. all that are able to go to war in Israel. 25 These are the families of Issacharaccord

3 And Moses and Fleazar the priest spake ing to those that were numbered of them, with them in the plains of Moab by Jordan threescore and four thousand and three hunnear Jericho, saying,

dred. 4 Take the sum of the people, from twenty 26 Of the sons of Zebulun after their fainiyears old and upward; as the LORI) com- lies: of Sered, the family of the Sardites: of manded Moses and the children of Israel, Elon, the family of the Elonites : of Jahleel, which went forth out of the land of Egypt. the family of the Jahleelites.

5 | Reuben the eldest son of Israel: the 27 These are the fainilies of the Zebulunchildren of Reuben; Hanoch, of whom ites according to those that were numbercometh the family of the llanochites: of ed of them, threescore thousand and five Pallu, the family of the Palluites :

hundred. 6 Of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: 28 The sons of Joseph after their families of Carmi, the family of the Carmites. were Manasseh and Ephraim.

7 These are the families of the Reubenites: 29 Of the sons of Manasseh: of Machir, and they that were numbered of them were the farnily of the Machirites: and Machir forty and three thousand and seven hundred begat Gilead: of Gilead come the family of and thirty.

the Gileadites. 8 And the sons of Pallu; Eliab.

30 These are the sons of Gilead: of Jeezer, 9 And the sons of Eliab; Nemuel, and Da- the family of the Jeezerites: of Helek, the than, and Abiram. This is that Dathan and family of the Helekites: Abiram, which were famous in the congrega- . 31 Ånd of Asriel, the family of the Asrieltion, who strove against Moses and against ites: and of Shechem, the family of the Aaron in the company of Korah, when they Shechemites: strove against the LORD:

32 And of Shemida, the family of the She10 And the earth opened her mouth, and midaites : and of Hepher, the family of the swallowed them up together with Korah, Heplerites. when that company died, what time the fire 33 And Zelophehad the son of Hepher had devoured two hundred and fifty men: and no sons, but daughters : and the names of they became a sign.

the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, 11 Notwithstanding the children of Korah and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. died not.

34 These are the families of Manasseh, and 12 | The sons of Simeon after their fami- those that were numbered of them, fifty and lies: of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuel- two thousand and seven hundred. ites: of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites: 35 These are the sons of Ephraim after their of Jachin, the family of the Jachinites: families: of Shuthelah, the family of the 13 Of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites: of Shuthalhites: of Becher, the family of the Shaul, the family of the Shaulites.

Bachrites: of Tahan, the family of the Ta. 14 These are the families of the Simeon- hanites. ites, twenty and two thousand and two hun 36 And these are the sons of Shuthelah: of dred.

Eran, the family of the Eranites. 15 The children of Gad after their fami 37 These are the families of the sons of lies: of Zephon, the family of the Zephon- Ephraim according to those that were num. ites: of Haggi, the family of the Haggites : bered of them, thirty and two thousand and of Shuni, the family of the Shunites: five hundred. These are the sons of Joseph 16 Of Ozni, the family of the Oznites: of after their families. Eri, the family of the Erites:

38 The sons of Benjamin after their fami17 or Arod, the family of the Arodites: of lies: of Bela, the family of the Belaites: of Areli, the family of the Arelites.

Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites: of Ahi18 These are the families of the children of ram, the family of the Ahiramites: Gad, according to those that were numbered 39 Of Shupham, the family of the Shuof them, forty thousand and five hundred. phamites: of Hupham, the family of the Hu

19 The sons of Judah were Er and Onan: phamites. and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. 40 And the sons of Bela were Ard and Naa. 20 And the sons of Judah after their fami- man: of Ard, the family of the Ardites: and lies were; of Shelal, the family of the She- of Naaman, the family of the Naamites. lanites: of Pharez, the family of the Pharez 41 These are the sons of Benjamin after ites: of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites. their families : and they that were numbered 21 And the sons of Pharez were; of Hezron, of them were forty and five thousand and six the family of the Hezronites : of Hamul, the hundred. family of the Hamulites.

42 These are the sons of Dan after their 22 These are the families of Judah accord- families: of Shuham, the family of the Shuing to those that were numbered of them, hamites. These are the families of Dan af. threescore and sixteen thousand and five ter their families. nundred.

43 All the families of the Shuhainites ac.

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