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The water of separation,

Before

henceforth come nigh the 7 tabernacle of CHRIST the congregation 7, lest they bear sin, † and die.

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23 But the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation 7, and they shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations, that among the children of Israel they have no

NUMBERS, 19.

ance.

24 But the tithes of the children of
Israel, which they 17 offer as an heave
offering unto the LORD, I have given to
the Levites to inherit: therefore I have
said unto them, Among the children of
Israel they shall have no inheritance.
25 And the LORD spake unto Moses,
saying,
26 Thus speak unto the Levites, and
Say unto them, When ye take of the
children of Israel the tithes which I
have given you from them for your in-
17 an
heritance, then ye shall 17 offer up
heave offering 18 of it for the LORD, even
a tenth part of the tithe.

27 And this your heave offering shall
be reckoned unto you, 19 as though it
were 19 the corn 18 of the threshingfloor,
18 of the wine-
and 19 as the fulness

d Matt. 10.
10.
Luke 10. 7.
1 Cor. 9. 13.
1 Tim. 5. 18.
e Lev. 19. 8.
2.16.
Lev. 29. 2,
15.

press.

28 Thus ye also shall 17 offer an heave
offering unto the LORD of all your tithes,
which ye receive of the children of Is
rael; and ye shall give thereof the LORD's
heave offering to Aaron the priest.
29 Out of all your gifts ye shall 17 offer
20 every heave offering of the LORD, of
all the best thereof, even the hallowed
part thereof out of it.

30 Therefore thou shalt say unto them,
When ye have heaved the best thereof
from it, then it shall be counted unto
the Levites as the increase of the thresh-
ingfloor, and as the increase of the wine-
press.

31 And ye shall eat it in every place, ye and your households: for it is your reward for your service in the 7tabernacle of the congregation 7.

< Dea. 21.3.

1 Sata. 6. 7.

clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in
water, and afterward he shall come into
the camp, and the priest shall be un-
clean until the even.

8 And he that burneth her shall wash
his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh
in water, and shall be unclean until the
even.
inherit- 9 And a man that is clean shall gather
up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them g Hebr. 9.13.
up without the camp in a clean place,
and it shall be kept for the congrega-
tion of the children of Israel for a
purifica-
water of separation : it is a
tion for sin 3.

10 And he that gathereth the ashes of
the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be
unclean until the even: and it shall be
unto the children of Israel, and unto
that sojourneth among
stranger
the
them, for a statute for ever.
11 He that toucheth the dead body ver. 16.
of any man shall be unclean

Lev. 21. 1.

seven

ch. 5. 2.

& 9. 6, 10. & 31. 19. Lam. 4. 14. Hag. 2. 13. † Heb. acul

32 And ye shall bear no sin by reason of it, 21 when ye have heaved from it the best of it: neither shall ye 22 pollute 21 the holy things of the children of Israel, lest ye die.

Er. 29. 14. Lev. 4. 11, 12. Lev. 14, 4, 6, 42. Lev. 11.23. & IS. S.

days.

12 He shall purify himself with it on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean: but if he purify not himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean.

CHAPTER 19.

1 The water of separation made of the ashes of
a red heifer. 1 The be for the use of it in
purification of the unclean.

AN

ND the LORD spake unto Moses and
unto Aaron, saying,

2 This is the ordinance of the law
which the LORD hath commanded, say-
ing, Speak unto the children of Israel,
that they bring thee a red heifer without
spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon
which never came yoke :

& Lev. 4. 12,
21.
* 10. 27.

3 And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her Heb. 13. 11. before his face:

Law for the use of it.

e Ler. 4 6.

4 And Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle 16. 14, 19. of her blood directly before the 1taHebr. 9.13. bernacle of the congregation 1

seven

13 Whosoever toucheth the dead body of any man that is dead, and purifieth not himself, defileth the tabernacle of Lev. 15. 31. the LORD; and that soul shall be cut was not 6 sprinkled upon off from Israel: because the water 2 of separation 2 him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him.

6

14 This is the law, when a man dieth in a tent all that come into the tent, and all that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days.

no

is un

15 And every open vessel, which hath
bound
covering
upon it,
clean.
16 And P whosoever toucheth one that is p ver. 11.
slain with a sword in the open fields, or
a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a
grave, shall be unclean seven days.

17 And for an unclean person they shall
take of the trashes of the burnt 3 hei-
fer of purification for sin3, and run-
ning water shall be put thereto in a
vessel :

18 And a clean person shall take hys-
sop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle
upon all the
it upon the tent, and
vessels, and upon the persons that were
upon him that touched
there, and
bone, or one slain, or one dead, or a
grave:

a

19 And the clean person shall sprinkle
upon the unclean on the third day, and
on the seventh day: 'and on the seventh
day he shall 7 purify himself 7, and wash
his clothes, and bathe himself in water,
and shall be clean at even.

20 But the man that shall be unclean.
and shall not purify himself, that soul
hath defiled
shall be cut off from among the congre-
gation, because he
sanctuary of the LORD: the water
not been sprinkled
separation 2 hath
upon him; he is unclean.
21 And it shall be a perpetual statute
unto them, that he that sprinkleth the
water 2 of separation 2 shall wash his
clothes; and he that toucheth the water
2 of separation 2 shall be unclean until

times :

5 And one shall burn the heifer in his
sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her
blood, with her dung, shall he burn:
take cedar
6 And the priest shall
wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast
it into the midst of the burning of the
heifer.

7 Then the priest shall wash his
19 V. 27. like.

VAR. REND.18 V. 26, 27. from.

20. 29. the entire.21 v. 32. if ye heave, &c. and do not pollute, Ke. 22 Or, neither will ye, Kn.-- Chap. 19. V. 4. tent of meeting.

Pefore CHRIST cir. 1471.

A ver. 13, 20, 21.

ch. 31. 23.

of man.

k ch. 31. 19.

mi ver. 9.

ch. 8. 7.

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The people murmur for water.

Before CHRIST 1453.

a ch. 33. 36.

b Ex. 15. 20. ch. 26. 59.

e Ex. 17. 1.

d ch. 16. 19, 42.

• Ex. 17. 2.

ch. 14. 2. fch. 11. 1, 33.

& 14. 37.
& 16. 32, 35,

49.

9 Ex. 17. 3.

r Deut. 33.8. Ps. 95. 8. & 106. 32, &c.

That is, Strife. See Ex 17.7.

NUMBERS, 20, 21.

CHAPTER 20.

thy country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, nei1 The children of Israel come to Zin, where Mether will we drink of the water of the 2 They murmur for want

water. 7 Moses smiting the rock bringeth forth

water at Meribah. 14 Moses at Kadesh desireth passage through Edom, which is denied him. At mount Hor Aaron resigneth his place to Eleazar, and dieth.

wells: we will go by the king's high way, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed thy borders.

HEN came the children of Israel,

Judg. 11. 16. 17. 1 Deut. 2. 4, &c.

& 23, 7. Obad, 10,12. † Heb. found us. Ex. 18. 8. * Gen. 46. 6. Acts 7. 15.

w Ex. 12. 40. z Ex. 1. 11, ke. Deut. 26, 6. Acta 7. 19.

y Ex. 2. 23. & 3. 7.

desert of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there. 2 And there was no water for the dand they gathered themcongregation: selves together against Moses and against Aaron.

A ch. 14. 5.
16. 4, 22,
45.
í ch. 14. 10.

k Ex. 17. 5.

I Neb. 9. 15.
Ps. 78. 15,

16.
& 105. 41.
& 114. 8.

Is. 43. 20.

& 48. 21. ch. 17. 10. Ps. 106. 33. o Ex. 17. 6. Deut. 8. 15. 1 Cor. 10. 4. p ch. 27. 14. Deut. 1. 37. 3. 26. & 32.51. g Lev. 10. 3.

9 And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him.

10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye Ezek. 20.41. rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?

& 36 23

& 39, 16.
1 Pet. 3. 15.

3 And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God that we had died f when our brethren died before the LORD!

4 And why have ye brought up the congregation of the LORD into this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there?

5 And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink.

6 And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation *, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them.

7 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying.

8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the 3 rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their beasts drink.

11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the 3 rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

12 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because

not, to 4 sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.

13 This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified

in

them.

14 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travel that hath befallen us: 15 How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers:

16 And when we cried unto the LORD, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt:

z Ex. 3. 2. & 14. 19. & 23. 20. & 33. 2.

a See ch. 21. and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in
6 the uttermost of thy 6 border:
17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through

22.
Deut 2. 27.

VAR. REND.-Chap. 20. 1 V. 6. entrance. 2 tent of meeting.3 Va. 8, 10, 11. crag (a different word from the rock' of Ex. 17. 6). V. 13. sanctified himself, i.e. shewed himself holy. Comp. Lev. 10. 3. 5 V. 14. i.e. travail. 6V. 16. thy uttermost.

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21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel See Dru passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.

2.27, 29. e Deut. 2, 4, 5. S.

Judg. 11.14

22 And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, journeyed from Kadesh, and came unto mount Hor. 23 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, 7 by the coast 7 of the land of Edom, saying,

24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his people for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah.

Jch lis.. 9 ch. 21. 4.

A Gen. 25. 8.

ch. 27. 13. $31.2. Deut.32.34 i ver. 12. t Heb. 24th. ken. 33 2. Deut. 32.5

25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son,
and bring them up unto mount Hor:
26 And strip Aaron of his garments,
and put them upon Eleazar his son :
and Aaron shall be gathered unto his
people, and shall die there.

27 And Moses did as the LORD com-
manded: and they went
up into
mount Hor in the sight of all the
congregation.

30.

28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his Fx 23, garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there in the top of the mount and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount. 29 And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house So Deut. of Israel.

34.8.

1452 mch. Deut. 19. & 32.50.

CHAPTER 21.

1 Israel with some loss destroy the Canaanites at Hormah. 4 The people murmuring are plagued with fiery serpentz. 7 They repenting are healed by a brasen serpent. 10 Sundry journeys of the Israelites. 21 Sihon is overcome, 3 and Og.

AND when 1a king Arad the Canaanite,

which dwelt in the 2south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of 3 the spies 3; then he fought against Israel, and took some of them prisoners. 2 And Israel vowed a Vow unto the LORD, and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities. 3 And the LORD hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities and 6 he called theech. 20. 29. name of the place 7 Hormah.

d Lev. 27.28

! That is, Utter dostruction

& 33.41.

4 And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to f compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people 8 was much † discouraged because of the way.

1 Or.
grieved
↑ Heb.
shortened
Ex. 6. 2.

5 And the people spake against God.
and against Moses, Wherefore have ye Ps. 78 13
brought us up out of Egypt to die in
the wilderness ? for there is no bread,

A Ex. 16 3. & 17.3

1432 ch. 3 See Judg L 16.

ch. 13, 21. Gen. 28.2 Judg. 11.

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The brasen serpent.

NUMBERS, 22.

Sihon and Og are overcome.

Before neither is there any water; and our
CHRIST Soul loatheth this light bread.

1492.

ích. 11. 6

edge of the sword, and possessed his land from Arnon unto Jabbok, even un6 And the LORD sent 'fiery serpents to the children of Ammon: for the boramong the people, and they bit the der of the children of Ammon was ẞstrong. 1 Cor. 10.9. people; and much people of Israel died. 25 And Israel took all these cities: and 7 Therefore the people came to Mo- Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorses, and said, We have sinned, for weites, in Heshbon, and in all the vil-+ Heb. have spoken against the LORD, and a- lages thereof. Ex. 8.8.28. gainst thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.

1 Deut. 8. 15.

m Pa. 78. 34.

ver. 5.

daughters.

1 Sam. 12.

26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon
the king of the Amorites, who had
fought against the former king of Moab,
and taken all his land out of his hand,
even unto Arnon.

8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make
thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a
pole and it shall come to pass, that
every one that is bitten,
when he
looketh upon it, shall live.
9 And Moses made a serpent of brass,
and put it upon a pole, and it came to
pass, that if a serpent had bitten any
Iman, when he beheld the serpent of
brass, he lived.

46.

27 Wherefore they that 17 speak in proverbs 17 say, Come into Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and 18 prepared: 28 For there 19 is a fire gone 19 out of 9 Jer. 48, 45, Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon : it 20 hath consumed Ar of Moab, and the lords of the high places of Arnon. 29 Woe to thee, Moab! thou art undone, O people of Chemosh: he hath given his sons 1 that escaped, and his daughters, into captivity unto 21 Sihon king of the Amorites.

10 And the children of Israel set for-
ward, and pitched in Oboth.

11 And they journeyed from Oboth, and
pitched at 10 Ije-abarim, in the wilder-
ness which is before Moab, toward the
sunrising.

30 We have 22 shot at them 22; Heshbon
is perished even unto Dibon, and we
have laid them waste even unto Nophah,
B which reacheth B unto Medeba.

19.

1 Kings 13.
6
Acts 8. 24.

p 2 Kings 18.

4.

John 3, 14,

15.

ch. 53. 43.
ch. 33. 44.

r

1 Or, Heope
of Abarisa
Deut, 2, 13.

13 From thence they removed, and pitched on the other side of Arnon, which is in the wilderness 11 that cometh out of the coasts of the Amorites: for Arnon is Judg.11.18. the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.

tch. 22. 36.

14 Wherefore it is said B in the book of the wars of the LORD, 12 What he didß in the Red sea, and in the brooks of

1 Or, Paheb in Suphas

" Dent. 2. 18, 29.

↑ Heb. Leaneth. z Judg. 9.21.

y Ex. 15. 1. P. 103. 2.

106. 12.

+ Heb. Arcend.

J Or, answer. als. 33. 22.

12 From thence they removed, and pitched in the valley of Zared.

e Deut. 2. 32. Judg. 11.20. Deut. 2.33.

& 29.7. Josh. 12. 1,

2.

& 24. 8. Neh. 9. 22. Ps. 133. 10, 11.

& 136. 19. Amos 2. 9.

Arnon,

15 And at the stream of the brooks that
goeth down to 12 the dwelling of Ar, and
lieth upon the border of Moab.
16 And from thence they went to Beer:
that is the well whereof the LORD spake
unto Moses, Gather the people together,
and I will give them water.

17 Then Israel sang this song, + Spring
up, O well; sing ye unto it:

18 13 The princes digged the well, the nobles of the people digged it, by the direction of the lawgiver, with 13 their staves. And from ẞ the wilderness ẞ they went to Mattanah:

19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel : and
from Nahaliel to Bamoth:

20 And from Bamoth 14 in the valley 14,
that is in the country of Moab, 15 to
the top of Pisgah, which looketh "to-
ward 16 Jeshimon.

↑ Heb. field. 1 Or,

The hill.
a ch. 23. 28.
Or. The
wilderness.
& Dent. 2.
26, 27.
Judg. 11.19.
e ch. 20, 17.

21 And Israel sent messengers unto
Sihon king of the Amorites, saying,

22 Let me pass through thy land: we will not turn into the fields, or into the d Deut. 29.7. vineyards; we will not drink of the waters of the well: but we will go along by the king's high way, until we be past thy borders.

23 And Sihon would not suffer Israel to pass through his border: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and went out against Israel into the wilderness: ⚫ and he came to Jahaz, and fought against Israel.

24 And Israel smote him with the

VAR. REND.- V. 5. miserable. 10 V. 11. i.e. the ruins of Abarim. 11 V. 13. and, Kn. Ke. 13 Vs. 14, 15. (We took) Waheb in Suphah, and the Arnon water-courses, and the slope of the watercourses that inclineth toward. (For Waheb, Gei. Bo. Gr. (after Sept.) read Zaheb;' comp. Deut. 1. 1). 13 V. 18. The well which princes digged, which nobles of the people hollowed out; with a ruler's wand (and) with. ( Beer' signifies a well). 14. 20, to the ravine. 15 by. — 16 Or, the

Waste.
VAR. READ. Chap. 21. V. 14. B in the book:
The war of the LORD was against Zaheb, &c.,
Sept. Gei.V. 18. ẞ Beer, Sept. Ew.

31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of
the Amorites.

32 And Moses sent to spy out Janzer,
and they took the villages thereof, and
drove out the Amorites that were there.
33 And they turned and went up by
the way of Bashan: and Og the king of
Bashan went out against them, he, and
all his people, to the battle at Edrei.
34 And the LORD said unto Moses, P Fear
him not: for I have delivered him into
thy hand, and all his people, and his
land; and thou shalt do to him as thou
didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites,
which dwelt at Heshbon.

35 So they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, until there was none left him alive: and they possessed his land.

CHAPTER 22.

1 Balak's first message for Balaam is refused.

15 His second message obtaineth him.
22 AN
angel would have slain him, if his ass had not
sured him. 36 Balak entertaineth him.

4 And Moab said unto the elders of Midian, Now shall this company lick up all that are round about us, as the ox licketh up the grass of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at that time.

Before CHRIST

1452.

6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall

A Deut. 2. 9,

18.

16. 15. L

Judg. 11. 24.

1 Kings 11. 7. 33.

2 kings 23.

13.

Jer. 48.7,13.

k Jer. 48. 16,

22.

(Is. 15. 2.

2 ch. 32. 1.

Jer. 48. 32.

n Deut. 3. 1. & 29. 7.

o Josh. 13.

12.

p Deut. 3. 2.

ver. 24.

Ps. 135. 10, 11.

& 136, 20.

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4, &c.

b Judg. 11.

25.

5 He sent messengers therefore unto Deut. 23. 4.
Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor,
which is by the river of the land of the
children of his people 8, to call him,
saying, Behold, there is a people come
out from Egypt: behold, they cover the
+face of the earth, and they abide over ƒ See ch. 23.
against me:

Josh. 13.22.
& 24. 9.
Neh.13.1,2.
Mic. 6. 5.
2 Pet. 2. 15.
Jude 11.
Rev. 2. 14.

7.

Deut. 23. 4.

+ Heb. eye.

g ch. 23. 7.

deh. 31. 8.

Josh. 13.21.

VAR. REND.17 V. 27. sing in ballads, Pe.18 restored. 19 V. 28. went forth fire.20 Omit. 21 V. 29. as fugitives, and his daughters into captivity, unto. 22 V. 30. Or, hurled them down, Ke. Chap. 22. 1 v. 5. in.

VAR. READ.-V. 24. B at Jaazer, Sept. E.V. 30. B with fire, even, Sept. E. Kn. Ke. Chap. 22. V. 5. 8 Ammon, Sam. Pesh. Vulg. MSS. Houbig. Beke, Halévy.

Balak sendeth for Balaam.

Before CHRIST 1452.

h1 Sam. 9. 7,8.

i ver. 19.

k ver. 20. Gen. 20, 3.

+ Heb. I shall prevail in fighting against

kim.

ch. 23, 20. Rom. 11.29.

† Heb. Be not thou letted from, &c.

2 ver. 6.

g ver. 9.

r ver. 35.

ch. 23. 12, 26.

& 24. 13.

8 Ex. 4. 24.

t See 2 Kin. 6. 17. Dan. 10, 7. Acts 22. 9. 2 Pet. 2. 16. Jude 11.

NUMBERS, 23.

prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land for I wot that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed.

n ch. 24. 13.

14. 2 Chr 18.13. ? ver. 8.

17 For I will promote thee unto very great honour, and I will do whatsoever thou sayest unto me: " come therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people. 18 And Balaam answered and said unto the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and 1 Kings 22. gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more. 19 Now therefore, I pray you, P tarry ye also here this night, that I may know what the LORD will say unto me more. 20 And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him, If the men come to call thee, rise up, and go with them; but yet the word which I shall say unto thee, that shalt thou do.

21 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab.

7 And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with Athe rewards of divination in their hand; and they came unto Balaam, and spake unto him the words of Balak.

8 And he said unto them, 'Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word again, as the LORD shall speak unto me: and the princes of Moab abode with Balaam.

9 And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee? 10 And Balaam said unto God, Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent unto me, saying,

11 Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth': come now, curse me them; peradventure I shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out.

12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.

13 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and said unto the princes of Balak, Get you into your land: for the LORD refuseth to give me leave to go with you.

14 And the princes of Moab rose up, and they went unto Balak, and said, Balaam refuseth to come with us.

15 And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they. 16 And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from coming unto me:

22 And God's anger was kindled because he went and the angel of the LORD stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him.

23 And the ass saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the way.

24 But the angel of the LORD stood in a path of 3 the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side.

3

25 And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall and he smote her again.

26 And the angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left.

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32 And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I went out to withstand thee, because 5 thy way is perverse 5 before me: b

33 And the ass saw me, and turned
from me these three times: unless she
had turned from me, surely now also I
had slain thee, and saved her alive.

24, 30.
& 26 L
2 Sam. 12.
13.

34 And Balaam said unto the angel of the LORD, I have sinned; for I knew 1 Sam not that thou stoodest in the way against me: now therefore, if it displease thee, I will get me back again. 35 And the angel of the LORD said unto Balaam, Go with the men: but only the word that I shall speak unto thee, that thou shalt speak. So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.

Job 34. 31, 32. † Heb.

Le evil in thine eja. d ver. 20.

36 And when Balak heard that Balaam was come, he went out to meet him unto a city of Moab, f which is in the border of Arnon, 7 which is in the utmost coast 7.

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37 And Balak said unto Balaam, Did I not earnestly send unto thee to call thee? wherefore camest thou not unto me? am I not able indeed to promote ver 17 thee to honour?

ch. 24. 11.

38 And Balaam said unto Balak, Lo, I am come unto thee: have I now any power at all to say any thing? the word that God putteth in my mouth, that shall I speak.

1 Kings 2 14.

2 Chr. 18

13.

39 And Balaam went with Balak, and they came unto Kirjath-huzoth. 40 And Balak offered oxen and sheep, Or, y and sent to Balaam, and to the princes of strea that were with him.

41 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of Baal 8, that thence he might see the utmost part of the people.

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& 24.13

i Deut. 12.2

CHAPTER 23.

1, 13, 28 Balak's sacrifice. 7, 18 Balaam's
parable.
ND Balaam said unto

Ame here seven altars, and prepare

" Build me here seven oxen and seven rams. 2 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bullock and a ram.

b ver. 14,82

3 And Balaam said unto Balak, Stande ver. 15. by thy burnt offering, and I will go: peradventure the LORD will come to meet me: and whatsoever he sheweth me I will tell thee. And he went to an high place 1.

4 And God met Balaam: and he said ever. 16.

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Before unto him, I have prepared CHRIST and I have offered upon every bullock and a ram.

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f ver. 16. ch. 22. 35.

Drat 18.18.

Jer. 1. 9.

g ver. 16.
ch. 24. 3, 15,

23.

Job 27. 1.

& 29. L.

Ps. 78, 2.

Ezek. 17. 2.

Mic. 2. 4.

Hab. 2. 6.

i ch. 22, 6, 11, 17.

10.

9 For from the top of the rocks I see 1 Sam. 17. him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people 3 shall dwell 3 alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.

↑ Heb. Ty, or, my life. • Pe. 116. 15. p ch. 22, 11, 17

& 24. 10. 9 ch. 22. 38.

1 Or.

The hill. r ver. 1, 2

& Is 47. 12,

13.

Deut. 33. 28.

Ex. 33.16. Erra 9. 2.

10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die "the death of the Ephes..14. righteous, and let my last end be like his! 11 And Balak said unto Balaam, What hast thou done unto me? PI took thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast blessed them altogether.

1

n Gen. 13. 16.

& 2.17.

12 And he answered and said, 9 Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD hath put in my mouth?

13 And Balak said unto him. Come, I pray thee, with me unto another place, from whence thou mayest see them: thou shalt see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: and curse me them from thence.

14 And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar.

15 And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt offering, while I meet the LORD yonder.

& ver. 5.

16 And the LORD met Balaam, and 'put a word in his mouth, and said, Go again unto Balak, and say thus.

17 And when he came to him, behold, he stood by his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said unto him, What hath the LORD spoken? 18 And he took up his parable, and Judg. 3. 20. said, 'Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:

Mal. 3. 6.

19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall Titus 1. 2. he not do it? or hath he spoken, and James 1. 17. shall he not make it good?

Rom 11.29.

20 Behold, I have received commandment to bless and 5 he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.

ca. 22, 33.

1 Sam. 15. 29

z Gen. 12. 2.
22.17.
en. 21. 12.

NUMBERS, 24.

He prophesieth Israel's happiness.

Before

seven altars, a great lion, and lift up himself as a
altar a young lion he shall not lie down CHRIST
until he eat of the prey, and drink the
blood of the slain.

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25 [ And Balak said unto Balaam,
10 Neither curse them at all, nor bless
them at all.

26 But Balaam answered and said unto
Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that
the LORD speaketh, that I must do?
27 And Balak said unto Balaam,
Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee
unto another place; peradventure it will
please God that thou mayest curse me
them from thence.

28 And Balak brought Balaam unto the
top of Peor, that looketh toward 11 Je-ch. 21. 20.
shimon.

y Rom. 4. 7,

8.

# Ex. 13. 21. & 29, 45, 16.

33. 14.

5 And the LORD fput a word in Ba-
laam's mouth, and said, Return
Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.

unto

6 And he returned unto him, and, lo, he
stood by his burnt sacrifice, he, and all
the princes of Moab.

7 And he took up his parable, and
said,
Balak the king of Moab hath
brought me from Aram, out of the
mountains of the east, saying, Come,
curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel.
8 How shall I curse, whom God hath
not cursed or how shall I defy, whom
the LORD hath not defied?

a Ps. 89. 15.

6 ch. 24. 8.

r Deut. 33.

17.

Job 39. 10,

11.

¡Or, in.
d Ps. 31. 19.
& 44. 1.
Gen. 49. 9.

21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Ja-
cob, neither hath he seen perverseness
in Israel: the LORD his God is with
him, and the shout of a king is among
them.
22

God brought them out of Egypt ;
he hath as it were the strength of
7 an unicorn 7.

a

23 Surely there is no enchantment
gainst Jacob, neither is there any divina-
tion against Israel: according to this
time it shall be said of Jacob and of
Israel, 8 What hath God wrought ẞ!
24 Behold, the people shall rise up as

VAR. REND. -2 V. 4. Insert, the. 3 V. 9. dwelleth. is not. 5 V. 20. if he blesseth, I. V. 22. towering horns (lit. eminences), Hi. De. Di. and virtually Ew. 7 wild ox, Houghton ; oryx, E. Schl. De. Hi. V. 23. So Ew. in, He. Kn. Ke. Oort. at the (due) time (? shall it be told unto, He. Kn. Ke. Hi.; so long as it may be said unto, Ew.

VAR. READ-Chap. 23. V. 23. 8 what God worketh (pts.), He. Kn. Ke.

ac

2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and
he saw Israel abiding in his tents
cording to their tribes; and the spirit
of God came upon him.

3d And he took up his parable, and
said, Balaam the son of Beor bath said,
and the man whose eyes are
1 open
hath said:

4 He hath said, which 2 heard the words
of God, which 3 saw the vision of the
Almighty, e falling into a trance, but
having his eyes open:

29 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build & ver. 1. me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams. 30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bullock and a ram every altar.

on

CHAPTER 24.

Balaam, leaving dirinations, prophesieth the
happiness of Israel. 10 Balak in anger dismiss-
eth him. 15 He prophesieth of the Star of
Jacob, and the destruction of some nations.

AND when Balaam saw that it pleased

the LORD to bless Israel, he went not, as at other times, † to seek for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.

5 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob,
and thy 5 tabernacles, Ó Israel!

6 As the valleys are they spread forth,
as gardens by the river's side, fas the
trees of lign aloes which the LORD
hath planted, and as cedar trees beside
the waters.

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Ezek. 1. 28.

Dan. 8. 18. & 10 15. 16.

2 Cor. 12. 2,

3, 4.
Rev. 1. 10,
17.

76He shall pour the water out of his
buckets, and his seed 7 shall be 7 in
many waters, and his king shall be Ps. 1.3.
higher than Agag, and his kingdom
7 shall be exalted.

Jer. 17. 8.
g Ps. 104. 16.
h Jer. 51. 13.
Rev. 17. 1,

15.

8 God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall 10 break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows B.

k 2 Sam. 5.

12.

1 Chr. 14.2.

• smote

9 P He couched, he lay down as a lion, ch. 23. 22. and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee. 10 And Balak's anger was kindled against he Balaam, and his hands together: and Balak said unto Balaam, I called thee to curse mine eremies, and, behold, thou hast altogether blessed them these three times. r Ezek. 21. 14, 17. & 22. 13. ch. 23. 11. 24. 9, 10. Neh. 13. 2.

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VAR. REND.-10 v. 25. Thou shalt (again) neither. 11 v. 28. Or, the Waste. Chap. 24. 1 V. 3. So Sept. Targ. Pesh. most Jews, Ge. Ew. Kn.; closed, Vulg. He. Hu. Ro. Ke. Oort.2 Vx. 4, 16. heareth.

3 Vs. 4, 16. seeth. Vs. 4, 16. fallen down (i.e. prostrated by the prophetic impulse), He. Ew. Ke. Oort. Comp. 1 Sam. 19. 24.5 V. 5. dwellings. 6 V: 7. Water shall stream.- 7 be.- 8 let his king, He. Kn. Ke. 9 V. 8. See ch. 23. 22.10 gnaw or suck.

VAR. READ. Chap. 24. V. 8. B break in pieces their loins, Ge. (doubtfully), Oort.

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