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23 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron in Mount Hor, by the coast of the land of Egypt, saying, 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.

25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto Mount Hor; 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 commanded ; and they went up into Mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation. And Moses stripped Aaron of his 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 of Israel.

LESSON LXVI. NUMBERS, CHAP. XXI. XXVII. XXXIII.

: 4 AND they journeyed from Mount Hor, by the way of the

1 Red Sea, to compass the land of Edom; and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.

5 And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness ? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread. . 6 And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people : and much people of Israel died.

7 Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned ; for we have spoken against the Lord, and against thee : pray unto the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people.

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 man, when he beheld the serpent of brass he lived.

And after this, the Lord gave Israel victory over Sihon king of the Amorites, and Og the king of Bashan, and Israel smote the Amorites with the edge of the sword, and took theis eities, and dwelt in them

12 And it came to pass afterwards, that the Lord said unto Moses, Get thee up into this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given unto the children of Israel. And when thou hast seen it, thou also shalt be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother was gathered.

14 For ye rebelled against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes : that is the water of Meribah in Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin.

15 And Moses spake unto the Lord, saying, Let the Lord, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation, which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in ; that the congregation of the Lord be not as sheep which have no shepherd.

18 And the Lord said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand upon him: and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation : and give him a charge in their sight. • 20 And thou shalt put some of thine honour upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient.

21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him, after the judgment of Urim before the Lord : at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation.

22 And Moses did as the Lord' commanded him: and he took Joshua, and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before. all the congregation. .'23 And he laid his hands upon him, and gave him a charge, as the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses.

50 And the Lord spake unto Moses in the plains of Moab, by Jordan, near Jericho, saying,..

51 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye are passed over Jordan into the land of Canaan ; .;

52 Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places. And ye shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land, and dwell therein : 'for I have given you the land to possess it.

'54 And ye shall divide the land by lot for an inheritance among your families : and to the more ye shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer ye shall give the less inheri

wance : every man? mheritance shall be in the place where his lot falleth : according to the tribes of your fathers ye shall inherit.

55 But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that these which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell.

56 Moreover it shall come to pass, that I shall do unto you as I thought to do unto them.

Ye shall observe to do therefore as the Lord your God hath eommanded you : ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

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LESSON LXVII. DEUTERONOMY, CHAP. XXXI.

AND Moses went and spake these words unto all Israel.

1 2 And he said unto them, I am an hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come in : also the Lord hath said unto me, Thou shalt not go over this Jordan.

3 The Lord thy God, he will go over before thee, and he will destroy these nations from before thee, and thou shalt possess them : and Joshua, he shall go over before, thee, as the Lord hath said. · 4 And the Lord shall do unto them as he did to Sihon and to Og, kings of the Amorites, and unto the land of them whom he destroyed. And the Lord shall give them up before your face, that ye may, do unto them according unto all the commandments which I have commanded you.

6 Be strong and of a good courage fear not, nor be afraid of them : for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fạil thee, nor forsake thee.

7 And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of a good courage : for thou must go with this people unto the land which the Lord hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it. And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee : he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee : fear not, neither be dismayed.

23 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be strong, and of a good courage : for thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land which I sware unto them; and I will be with thee.

24 And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of

writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished, that Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord, saying

26 Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee. For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you, this. day ye have been rebellious against the Lord ; and how much more after my death

28 Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to record against them.

29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you : and evil will befall you in the latter days, because ye will do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke bim to anger through the work of your hands.

LESSON LXVIII. Deuteronomy, CHAP. XXXIV.

AND when Moses had made an end of exhorting the people, A he went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho: and the Lord shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan.

2 And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea. And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palmtrees, unto Zoar. .

4 And the Lord said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither. [ 5 Só Moses, the servant of the Lord, died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the Lord. And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Bethpeor : but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.

7 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died : his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.

8 And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days : so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.

9 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wis

dom ; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the Lord commanded Moses.

10 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face; in all the signs and the wonders which the Lord sent him to do in the land of Egypt,' to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land.

| 12 And, in all that mighty hand, and in all the great terror which Moses shewed in the sight of all Israel.

LESSON LXIX. JOSHUA, CHAP. 1.

N OW after the death of Moses, the servant of the Lord, it

came to pass, that the Lord spake unto, Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying, Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.

3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast.

5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with thee : I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

6 Be strong and of a good courage : for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land which I sware únto their fathers to give them.

7 Only be thou strong, and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.

8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth : but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein : for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage ; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.

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