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Mirun's and Aaron's sedition. CHAP. XII. XIII.

Spies are sent out. and they gathered the quails: he that be shut out from the camp seven days, and çathered least gathered ten homers: and after that let her be received in again. they spread them all abroad for themselves 15 And Miriam was shut out from the round about the camp.

camp seven days: and the people journey. 33 And while the flesh was yet between ed not till Miriam was brought in again. their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath 16 And afterward the people removed of the LORD was kindled against the peo- from Hazeroth, and pitched in the wilderple, and the LORD smote the people with ness of Paran. a very great plague.


ND Kibroth-: they ing, biried the people that lusted.

2 Send thou men, that they may search 35 And the people journeyed from Kib- the land of Canaan, which I give unto the roth-battaavah unto Hazeroth: and abode children of Israel : of every tribe of their at Hazeroth.

fathers shall ye send a man,,every one a CHAP. XII.

ruler among them. ND Miriam and Aaron spake against 3 And Moses by the commandment man whom he had married: for he had Paran: all those men were heads of the married an Ethiopian woman.

children of Israel. 2 And they said, Hath the LORD indeed 4 And these were their names : Of the spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zacalso by us? And the Lord heard it.

3 (Now the man Moses was very meek, 5 Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the above all the men which were upon the son of Hori. face of the earth.)

6 Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son 4 And the LORD spake suddenly unto of Jephunneh. Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, 7 of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of of Joseph. the congregation. And they three came out. 8 of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea the

5 And the LORD came down in the pil- son of Nun, lar of the cloud, and stood in the door of 9 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Mi- son of Raphu. riam: and they both came forth.

10 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the 6 And he said, Hear now my words: If son of Sodi. there be a prophet among you, I the LORD 11 Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the will make myself known unto him in a tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi. vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. 12 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son

7 My servant Moses is not so, who is of Gemalli. faithful in all my house.

13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son 8 With him will I speak mouth to of Michael. mouth, even apparently, and not in dark 14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nabbi the speeches; and the similitude of the LORD son of Vophsi. shall he behold: wherefore then were ye 15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son not afraid to speak against my servant Mo- of Machi. ses?

16 These are the names of the men 9. And the anger of the LORD was kin- which Moses sent to spy out the land. And dled against them; and he departed. Moses called Oshea the son of Nun,Jebo

10 And the cloud departed from off the shua. tabernacle; and behold, Miriam became 17 | And Moses sent them to spy out leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked the land of Canaan, and said unto them, upon Miriam, and behold, she was leprous. Get you up this way southward, and go up

11 And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, into the mountain: my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin 18 And see the land, what it is; and upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, the people that dwelleth therein, whether and wherein we have sinned.

they be strong or weak, few or many; 12 Let her not be as one dead, of whom 19 And what the land is that they dwell the flesh is balf consumed when he cometh in, whether it be good or bad; and what out of his mother's womb.

cities they be that they dwell in, whether 13 And Moses cried unto the Lord, in tents, or in strong holds ; saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech 20 And what the land is, whether it be thee.

fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, 14 | And the Lord said unto Moses, Ifor not. And be ye of good courage, and her father had but spit in her face, should bring of the truit of the land. Now the she not be ashamed seven days ? let her time was the time of the first ripe grapes.

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21 [ So they went up, and searched the land of Egypt! or would God we had died land from the wilderness of Zin unto Re-in this wilderness! hob, as men come to Hamath.

3 And wherefore hath the Lord brought 22 And they ascended by the south, and us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that came unto Hebron; where Ahiman, She- our wives and our children should be a shai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, prey? were it not better for us to return weré. (Now Hebron was built seven years into Egypt? before Zoan in Egypt.)

4 And they said one to another, Let us 23 And they came unto the brook of make a captain, and let us return into Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch Egypt. with one cluster of grapes, and they bare 5 Then Moses and fell on their it between two upon a staff; and they faces before all the assembly of the con broughtof the pomegranates, and of the figs. gregation of the children of Israel.

24 The place was called the brook 6 And Joshua the son of Nun, and Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of which the children of Israel cut down them that searched the land, rent their from thence.

clothes: 25 And they returned from searching of 7 And they spake unto all the company the land after forty days.

of the children of Israel, saying, The land, 26 | And they went and came to Mo- which we passed through to search it, is ses, and to Aaron, and to all the congre- an exceeding good land. gation of the children of Israel, unto the 8 If the Lord delight in us, then he will wilderness of Paran, to. Kadesh; and bring us into this land, and give it us ; a brought back word unto them, and unto land which floweth with milk and honey. all the congregation, and shewed them the 9 Only rebel not ye against the LORD, fruit of the land.

neither fear ye the people of the land : for 27 And they told him, and said, We they are bread for us: their defence is decame unto the land whither thou sentest parted from them, and the LORD is with us, and surely it floweth with milk and us : fear them not. honey; and this is the fruit of it.

10 But all the congregation bade stone 28 Nevertheless, the people be strong them with stones. And the glory of the LORD that dwell in the land, and the cities are appeared in the tabernacle of the congrewalled, and very great: and moreover, gation before all the children of Israel. we saw the children of Anak there.

11 | And the LORD said unto Moses, 29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of How long will this people provoke me? the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebu- and how long will it be ere they believe sites, and the Amorites, dwell in the moun- me, for all the signs which I have shewed tains; and the Canaanites dwell by the among them? sca, and by the coast of Jordan.

12 I will smite them with the pestilence, 30 And Caleb stilled the people before and disinherit them, and will make of thee Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and a greater nation and mightier than they. possess it; for we are well able to over- 13 | And Moses said unto the LORD,

Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for thou 31 But the men that went up with him broughtest up this people in thy might said, We be not able to go up against the from among them ;), people; for they are stronger than we. 14 And they will tell it to the inhabit

32 And they brought up an evil report ants of this land : for they have heard that of the land which they had searched unto thou Lord art among this people, that thou the children of Israel, saying, The land Lord art seen face to face, and that thy through which we have gone to search it, cloud standeth over them, and that thou is a land that eateth up, the inhabitants goest before them, by day-time in a pillar thereof; and all the people that we saw in of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by it are men of a great stature.

night. 33 And there we saw the giants, the 15 Now if thou shalt kill all this people sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and as one man, then the nations which have we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, heard the fame of thee will speak, saying, and so we were in their sight.

16 Because the LORD was not able to CHAP. XIV.

bring this people into the land which he A

ND all the congregation lifted up sware unto them, therefore he bath slain

their voice, and cried; and the peo- them in the wilderness. ple wept that night.

17 And now, I beseech thee, let the 2 And all the children of Israel mur- power of my Lord be great, according as mured against Moses and against Aaron : thou hast spoken, saying, and the whole congregation said unto 18 The LORD is long-suffering, and of them, Would God that we had died in the great mercy, forgiving iniquity and trans

come it.

and are threatened.

CHAP. XV. The Amalekites discomfit them. gression, and by no means clearing the wilderness they shall be consumed, and guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers there they shall die. upon the children unto the third and fourth 36 And the men which Moses sent to generation.

search the land, who returned, and made 19 Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity all the congregation to murmur against of this people according unto the greatness him, by bringing up a slander upon the land, of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven 37 Even those men that did bring up this people, from Egypt even until now, the evil report upon the land, died by the

20 And the LORD said, I have pardoned plague before the LORD. according to thy word:

38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleh 21 But as truly as I live, all the earth the son of Jephunneb, which were of the shall be filled with the glory of the LORD. men that went to search the land, lived stil..

22 Because all those men which have 39 And Moses told these sayings unto seen my glory, and my miracles, which I all the children of Israel: and the people did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and mourned greatly. have tempted me now these ten times, and. 40 T And they rose up early in the mornhave not hearkened to my voice ; ing, and gat them up into the top of the

23 Surely they shall not see the land mountain, saying, Lo, we be here, and will which I sware unto their fathers, neither go up unto the place which the LORD hath shall any of them that provoked me see it: promised: for we have sinned.

24 But my servant Caleb, because he 41 And Moses said, Wherefore now do had another spirit with him, and bath fol- ye transgress the commandment of the lowed me fully, him will I bring into the LORD ? but it shall not prosper. land whereinto he went; and his seed shall 42 Go not up, for the LORD is not among possess it.

you; that ye be not smitten before your 25 (Now the Amalekites, and the Calenemies. naanites dwelt in the valley.) To-mor- 43 For the Amalekites and the Canaanrow turn you, and get you into the wilder-ites are there before you, and ye shall fall ness by the way of the Red sea. by the sword: because ye are turned away

26 And the LORD spake unto Moses from the LORD, therefore the LORD will and unto Aaron, saying,,

not be with you. 27 How long shall I bear with this evil 44 But they presumed to go up unto the congregation, which murmur against me ? hill-top: nevertheless the ark of the coveI have heard the murmurings of the children nant of the LORD, and Moses, departed of Israel, which they murmur against me. not out of the camp.

28 Say unto them, As truly as I live, 45 Then the Amalekites came down, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine and the Canaanites which dwelt in that ears, so will I do to you:

hill, and smote them, and discomfited 29 Your carcasses shall fall in this wil-them, even unto Hormah. derness; and all that were numbered of

CHAP. XV. twenty years old and upward, which have A ND the Lord spake unto Moses, murmured against me.

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and 30 Doubtless ye shall not come into the say unto them, When ye be come into the land concerning which I sware to make land of your habitations, which I give unto you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of you, Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. 3 And will make an offering by fire unto

31 But your little ones, which ye said the LORD, a burnt-offering, or a sacrifice should be a prey, them will I bring in, and in performing a vow, or in a free-will-ofthey shall know the land which ye have fering, or in your solemn feasts, to make a despised.

sweet savour unto the LORD, of the herd, 32 But as for you, your carcasses, they or of the fock: shall fall in this wilderness.

4 Then shall he that offereth his offer 33 And your children shall wander in ing unto the LORD bring a meat-offering of the wilderness forty years, and bear your a tenth-deal of flour mingled with the wboredoms, until your carcasses be wasted fourth part of a hin of oil. in the wilderness.

5 And the

fourth part of a bin of wine 34 After the number of the days in for a drink-offering shalt thou prepare with which ye searched the land, even forty the burnt-offering or sacrifice, for one lamb. days (each day for a year) shall ye hear 6 Or for a ram, thou shalt prepare for a your iniquities, even forty years and ye meat-offering two tenth-deals of flour minshall know my breach of promise. gled with the third part of a hin of oil.

35 I the Lord have said, I will surely 7 And for a drink-offering thou shalt do it unto all this evil congregation, that offer the third part of a hin of wine, for are gathered together against me: in this a sweet savour unto the LORD.

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