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in that valley, turn therefore to-morrow, and remove into the

wilderness by the way to the Red sea. 26 Moreover the Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 27 How long shall I bear with this wicked congregation? I have

heard what they murmur before me—the murmuring of the

Israelites which they have uttered concerning you, Say to 28 them, As I live, saith the Lord, As you have spoken in my 29 hearing, so will I actually do to you. In this wilderness your car.

casses shall fall—the whole review of you—even all of you who

have been reviewed, from twenty years old, and upwards, who 30 have murmured against me. None of you shall come into that

land, respecting which I stretched forth my hand to cause you

to dwell therein, save only Chaleb son of Jephonne, and Joshua 31 son of Nave. But as for your children, which you said would

be for a prey, them I will bring into the land, and they shall 32 inherit that land which you have rejected. Your carcasses shall

fall in this wilderness, and in this wilderness your children shall 33 be fed forty years. They shall bear your whoredom until your 34 carcasses are consumed in the wilderness. According to the

number of days in which you explored the land, counting each of the forty days a year, you shall bear your sins forty

years, and shall know the vengeance of my wrath. I the Lord 35 have spoken. In this manner I will assuredly deal with this 36 wicked congregation, which hath risen up against me. In this

wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die, with those men whom Moses sent to view the land, and who,

on their return, murmured against it before the congregation, 37 to raise an evil report concerning it. Now the men who spoke 38 ill against the land were struck dead before the Lord, and Jo.

shua son of Nave and Chaleb son of Jephonne alone survived

of all the men who had gone to view the land. 39 When Moses rehearsed these words to all the children of Is40 rael, the people mourned exceedingly, and rising early the next

morning they went up to the top of the mountain, saying, Be

hold, here we are, we will go up to the place which the Lord 41 hath said, for we have sinned. Though Moses said, Why do

you transgress the command of the Lord? Things will not 42 prosper with you. Do not go up, for the Lord is not with you. 43 You will therefore fall before the face of your enemies. Be. cause the Amalekites and the Chananites are there before you, you will therefore fall by the sword. Because you have turned

back, and disobeyed the Lord, therefore the Lord will not be 44 among you. Notwithstanding this, they obstinately went up to

the top of the mountain; but the ark of the covenant of the 45 Lord, and Moses, did not depart out of the camp. And the

Amalekites and the Chananites, who' were in ambush on the mountain, came down, and drove them back, and smote them

even to Ermon. So they returned to the camp. XV. Again the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to the 2 children of Israel, and thou shalt say to them, When you are 3 come into the land of your habitation, which I give you, and

thou wilt offer whole burnt offerings to the Lord, whether it be an offering of homage, or a sacrifice to magnify a vow, or a free will offering; or at your festivals, to make a smell of fra.

grance to the Lord; if they be from the herds or the flocks, he 4 who bringeth his gift to the Lord must also bring for a sacri

fice of flour, the tenth of an ephah of fine flour, made up with 5 the fourth of an hin of oil—and for a libation you shall pour

the fourth of an hin of wine upon the whole burnt offering, or

upon the sacrifice; for every lamb you shall do this, as an of6 fering of homage, a smell of fragrance for the Lord: But for a

ram, when you offer one, for a whole burnt offering, or for a

sacrifice, thou shalt offer two tenths of fine flour, made up with n the third of an hin of oil, for a sacrifice: and for a libation you

shall offer a third of an hin of wine, for a smell of fragrance to 8 the Lord. And if you make your offering from the herds, for

a whole burnt offering, or for a sacrifice to magnify a vow, or 9 for an offering of thanksgiving to the Lord; he who offereth

must bring, with the young bull, three tenths of fine flour mix10 ed up with the half of an hin of oil, for a sacrifice; and the half

of an hin of wine for a libation, as an offering of homage, a 11 smell of fragrance for the Lord. Thus thou shalt do for every

young bull, or for every ram, or for every lamb, or kid of the 12 goats. According to the number which you offer, thus you 13 shall do for every one, according to their number. Every one

born in the land shall prepare these things in this manner, when

he maketh offerings of homage for a smell of fragrance for the 14 Lord. And if there be a proselyte among you in your land, or


whoever there may be among your generations, who will make an offering of homage, a smell of fragrance for the Lord, in the same manner as you do, so shall he do. The congregation

is the Lord's. 15 There shall be one law for you, and for the proselytes among

you is a perpetual law for your generations. As you are, so shall 16 the proselyte be before the Lord. There shall be one law, and

one rule of rectitude for you and for the proselyte settled

among you. 17 Again the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to the chil18 dren of Israel, and thou shalt say to them, When you come

to the land to which I am conducting you, this must be done. 19 When you are about to eat of the bread of the land, you shall 20 set apart a separate portion as a dedication to the Lord. As

the first fruits of your dough you shalt set apart a loaf for this 21 separate portion. As a dedication from the threshing floor, so

shall you set this apart, as the first portion of your dough, and

you shall give it to the Lord as a dedication throughout your 22 generations. And when you shall be guilty of a failure, and · shall not have performed all these commands which the Lord 23 hath delivered to Moses—even all that the Lord hath enjoined

on you by the ministry of Moses, from the day the Lord gave

them in charge to you, and thenceforward throughout your 24 generations, then shall this be done. If, escaping the notice of

the congregation, it hath been done inadvertently, the whole congregation shall offer a young bull from the herd, without blemish, for a whole burnt offering, for a smell of fragrance for the Lord, with its sacrifice, and its libation, according to

the rule prescribed, and one kid of the goats for a sin offering. 25 And the priest shall make atonement for the whole congrega.

tion of the children of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them. Because it was done through inadvertency, and they have

brought their gift, an offering of homage to the Lord for their 26 sin before the Lord, for their involuntary acts; therefore for

giveness shall be extended to the whole congregation of the

children of Israel, even to the stranger settled among you; 27 because it was an act of ignorance in the whole people. And

if any individual sin ignorantly, he shall bring a she-goat of 28 the first year for a sin offering; and the priest shall make an atonement for the person who hath been guilty through igno. 29 rance, and hath sinned inadvertently before the Lord. In mak

ing atonement for him who shall act inadvertently, there shall be the same law for the stranger among the children of Israel,

and for the proselyte who hath joined them and sinned inad30 vertently, as for them. But if any person, whether a native or

a proselyte, shall presumptuously transgress, he provoketh 31 God; that person shall be cut off from among his people. Be

cause he hath despised the statute of the Lord, and hath bro- , ken his commandments, that person shall be blotted out: his

sin shall be upon him. 32 . When the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they 33 found a man gathering wood on the sabbath day. And they

who found him gathering wood on the sabbath day, brought

him before Moses and Aaron, and the whole congregation of 34 the children of Israel; and they committed him to custody,

for it had not been determined what should be done to him. 35 Whereupon the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Let the man

be put to death. Let all the congregation stone him with stones. 36 So all the congregation led him out of the camp, and the

whole congregation stoned him with stones without the camp,

as the Lord commanded Moses. 37 Again the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, Speak to the chil. 38 dren of Israel, and thou shalt say to them. Let them make

for themselves tufts on the corners of their mantles, throughout all their generations; and on the tufts at the corners you

shall put a blue ribbon, and have it on the tufts, that when 39 you see them you may remember all the commands of the

Lord, and do them, and not turn aside after your imaginations,

and your own eyes, by following of which you have gone a 40 whoring—that you may remember, and do all my commands, 41 and be dedicated to your God. I am the Lord your God, who

brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God. I the

Lord am your God. XVI. When Kore son of Issaar, son of Kaath, son of Levi,

spoke, backed by Dathan and Abiron, the son of Eliab, and 2 by Aun, son of Phaleth, son of Reuben,- when they rose up

against Moses, with two hundred and fifty men of the sons of Israel, leaders of the congregation, eminent for counsel and

3 men of renown—when they rose in a body against Moses and

Aaron, and said, Be it known to you that the whole congre

gation are holy, and the Lord is among them. Why then do 4 you set yourselves against the congregation of the Lord? Mo.

ses, upon hearing this, fell on his face, and spoke to Kore, 5 and to all his company, saying, God hath seen and known

who are his, and who are holy, and hath brought them near 6 to himself. Even those whom he chose he hath brought near to 7 himself. Do this. Take for yourselves censers, thou Kore, and

all you his company; and put fire therein, and lay incense 8 thereon before the Lord to-morrow. And let the man whom

the Lord hath chosen be the holy man. Let this suffice you,

ye sons of Levi. Moreover, Moses said to Kore, Hearken to 9 me, ye sons of Levi; Is this a small thing to you, that the God

of Israel hath separated you from among the congregation of Israel, and brought you near to himself, to perform the holy

services of the tabernacle of the Lord, and to attend before 10 the tabernacle to perform them? He hath indeed brought thee

near, and all thy brethren the children of Leviwith thee. And do 11 you seek in this manner to officiate also as priests—Thou and

all this thy company who are tumultuously assembled before

God? As for Aaron, who is he that you murmur against him? 12 Then Moses sent for Dathan and Abiron, the sons of Eliab; 13 but they said we will not go up. Is it a small matter that thou

hast been bringing us up to a land flowing with milk and ho.

ney, to kill us in this wilderness, that thou tyrannisest over us? 14 Thou art a chief! And thou hast brought us to a land flow.

ing with milk and honey! and hast given us a portion of land, 15 and vineyards ! Fain wouldst thou put out the eyes of these

men! We will not go up. Upon this Moses was greatly in. censed, and said to the Lord, Respect not their sacrifice. I

have not taken from any of them an object of desire, nor have 16 I injured any of them. Then Moses said to Kore, Hallow thy

company and be ready before the Lord, thou and Aaron and 17 they, to-morrow. And take every one his censer, and put in.

cense thereon, and present before the Lord, every one, his cen

ser, two hundred and fifty censers; thou also and Aaron, each 18 his censer. And when every one had taken his censer, and put

fire therein, and laid incense on it, and Moses and Aaron stood

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