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The portion of the Levites.

y ver. 21.

NUMBERS.

they shall bear their iniquity; it shall be
a statute for ever throughout your genera-
tions, that among the children of Israel
they have no inheritance.

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24 But the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer as a heave offering unto the LORD, I have given to the Levites to inherit: therefore I have said unto them, "Among the children of Israel 17, 29. they shall have no inheritance.

ver. 20. Deut. 10. 9.

18. 1.

25 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

The water of separation.

4 And Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her blood directly before the tabernacle Lev. 4. 6. & of the congregation seven times.

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16. 14, 19. Heb. 9. 13.

Ex. 25. 14.

Lev. 4. 11, 12.

Lev. 14. 4,

6, 49.

& 15, 5.

5 And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn: 6 And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer. 7 Then the priest shall wash his clothes, Lev. 11. 25. and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean 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. 9 And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them Heb. 9. 13. up without the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water of ver. 13, 20, 28 Thus ye also shall offer a heave offer- separation: it is a purification for sin. ing unto the LORD of all your tithes, 10 And he that gathereth the ashes of which ye receive of the children of Israel; the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be and ye shall give thereof the LORD's heave offering to Aaron the priest.

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 inheritance, then ye shall offer up a heave offering of it for Neh. 10. 38. the LORD, even a tenth part of the tithe. 27 And this your heave offering shall be reckoned unto you, as though it were the corn of the threshingfloor, and as the fulness of the winepress.

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

2 This is the ordinance of the law which
the LORD hath commanded, saying, 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.

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unclean until the even: and it shall be
unto the children of Israel, and unto the
stranger that sojourneth among them, for
a statute for ever.

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

Lev. 4. 12, 21. & 16. 27.

before his face:

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11 ¶ He that toucheth the dead body ver. 16 of any man shall be unclean seven 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 him-ch. 31. 19. self the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean.

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

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The people murmur for water.

€ Lev. 14. 9.

ver. 13.

NUMBERS.

and upon the persons that were there, and
upon him that touched a bone, or one
slain, or one dead, or a grave:

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 purify himself, 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 shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he hath 'defiled the sanctuary of the LORD: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.

21 And it shall be a perpetual statute unto them, that he that sprinkleth the water of separation shall wash his clothes; and he that toucheth the water of separation shall be unclean until even. 22 And "whatsoever the unclean person Lev. 15. 5. toucheth shall be unclean; and the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean until even.

Hag. 2. 13.

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Ex. 17. 5.

CHAPTER XX.

1 The children of Israel come to Zin, where Miriam
dieth. 2 They murmur for want of water. 7 Moses
smiting the rock bringeth forth water at Meribah. 14
Moses at Kadesh desireth passage through Edom,
which is denied him. 22 At mount Hor Aaron resign-
eth his place to Eleazar, and dieth.

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HEN came the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there.

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2 And there was no water for the con-
gregation and they gathered themselves
together against Moses and against Aaron.
3 And the people chode with Moses,
and spake, saying, Would God that we
had died 'when our brethren died before
the LORD!

4 And why have ye brought up the con-
gregation 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
their faces and the glory
they fell upon
of the LORD appeared unto them.

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7¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

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fore 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 Neh. 9. 15.
the congregation and their beasts drink.
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 Ps. 106. 33.
rebels; must we fetch you water out of
this rock?

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11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the Ex. 17.6. congregation drank, and their beasts also. 12 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because 'ye believed me not, to 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.

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ch. 2. 14.

Deut. 1. 37.

& 3. 26. & 32. 51.

Lev. 10. 3.

Ez. 20. 41. & 36.23. & 38. 16. 1 Pet. 3. 15.

Ps. 95. 8. &
106. 32, &c.
That is,
Strife.

See Ex. 17.

7.

13 This is the water of Meribah; be-Deut. 33, 8. cause 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 travail that hath befallen us:

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Judg. 11. 16. 17. 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.

15 "How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, Ex. 1. 11, 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: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border.

17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the 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.

18 And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword.

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19 And the children of Israel said unto him, We will go by the high way: and if I and my cattle drink of thy water, then Deut. 2. 6, I will pay for it: I will only, without doing any thing else, go through on my feet. 20 And he said, Thou shalt not go Judg. 11. 12 through. And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a strong hand.

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2. 27, 29.

21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel See Deut. 8 Take the rod, and gather thou the passage through his border: wherefore assembly together, thou and Aaron thy Israel turned away from him. brother, and speak ye unto the rock be- 22 And the children of Israel, even the Judg. 11. 18

* Deut. 2. 4,

5. 8.

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I Ex. 29. 29,

30.

m ch. 33. 38. Deut. 10. 6. & 32.50.

" So Deut. 34. 8.

a ch. 33. 40.

See Judg.

1. 16.

b ch. 13. 21.

Gen. 28. 20. Judg. 11. 30.

d Lev. 27. 28.

That is, Utter destruction.

e ch. 20. 22. & 33. 41.

'Judg. 11. 18.

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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.

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.

10 ¶ And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in Oboth.

27 And Moses did as the LORD command-
ed: and they went up into mount Hor in
the sight of all the congregation.
11 And they journeyed from Oboth, and
28 'And Moses stripped Aaron of his gar-pitched at Ije-abarim, in the wilderness
ments, and put them upon Eleazar his which is before Moab, toward the sunrising.
12 From thence they removed, and
son; and Aaron died there in the top of
the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came pitched in the valley of Zared.
down from the mount.

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29 And when all the congregation saw that
Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron
"thirty days, even all the house of Israel.
CHAPTER XXI.

1 Israel with some loss destroy the Canaanites at Hor-
mah. 4 The people murmuring are plagued with fiery
serpents. 7 They repenting are healed by a brazen
serpent. 10 Sundry journeys of the Israelites. 21
Sihon is overcome, 33 and Og.

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ND when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of the spies; then he fought against Israel, and took some of them prisoners.

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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 he called the name of the place Hormah.

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

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14 Wherefore it is said in the book of
the wars of the LORD, "What he did in Or. Vaheb
the Red sea, and in the brooks of Arnon,
15 And at the stream of the brooks that
goeth down to 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:

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18 The princes digged the well, the no-
bles of the people digged it, by the direc-
tion of the lawgiver, with their staves. 18.33.22.
And from the wilderness they went to
Mattanah:

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

20 And from Bamoth in the valley, that is in the country of Moab, to the top of +Heb. field. Pisgah, which looketh toward Jeshi-Or, The hill. mon.

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ch. 23. 28. 1Or, The wilderness.

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21 ¶ And Israel sent messengers unto Deut. 2. 26, Sihon king of the Amorites, saying, 22 Let me pass through thy land: we will not turn into the fields, or into the vineyards; we will not drink of the wa6 And the LORD sent 'fiery serpents ters of the well: but we will go along by among the people, and they bit the peo- the king's high way, until we be past thy ple; and much people of Israel died.

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Sihon and Og are overcome.

NUMBERS.

Balak sendeth for Balaam.

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And Balak the son of Zippor saw
Israel had done to the Amo-

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23 And Sihon would not suffer Israel to
pass through his border: but Sihon gath- all that
ered all his people together, and went out rites.
against Israel into the wilderness: and

2

Judg. 11. 20.

'Deut. 2. 33. & 29. 7.

Josh. 12. 1,

2. & 24. 8.

Neh. 9. 22.

Ps. 135. 10,

11. & 136. 19. Amos 2. 9.

+ Heb. daughters.

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m ch. 32. 1. Jer. 48. 32.

Deut. 3. 1. & 29. 7.

3 And

⚫ Judg. 11. 25.

he came to Jahaz, and fought against ple, because they were many and Moab
Moab was sore afraid of the peo-Ex. 15. 15.
Israel.
was distressed because of the children of

24 And 'Israel smote him with the edge Israel.

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Josh. 13. 21.

of the sword, and possessed his land from 4 And Moab said unto the elders of Mid-ch. 31.8.
Arnon unto Jabbok, even unto the chil-ian, Now shall this company lick up all
dren of Ammon: for the border of the that are round about us, as the ox licketh
children of Ammon was strong.
son of Zippor was king of the Moabites
up the grass of the field. And Balak the
at that time.

25 And Israel took all these cities: and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the villages thereof.

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.

27 Wherefore they that speak in proverbs say, Come into Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and prepared:

28 For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon: it 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 that escaped, and his daughters, into captivity unto Sihon king of the Amorites. 30 We have shot at them; Heshbon is perished even unto Dibon, and we have laid them waste even unto Nophal, which reacheth unto 'Medeba.

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31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites.

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32 And Moses sent to spy out "Jaazer, 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 Josh. 13. 12. 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 11. & 16. 20. didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.

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5 He sent messengers therefore unto Deut. 23. 4. is by the river of the land of the children Balaam the son of Beor to 'Pethor, which of his people, 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 against me: me this people; for they are too mighty 6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse ch. 23. 7. we may smite them, and that I may drive for me: peradventure I shall prevail, that them out of the land: for I wot that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed.

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said, What men are these with thee?
9 And God came unto Balaam, and Gen. 20. 3.
10 And Balaam said unto God, Balak
sent unto me, saying,
the son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath

Egypt, which covereth the face of the
11 Behold, there is a people come out of
venture I shall be able to overcome them, +Heb.
earth: come now, curse me them; perad-
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.

more, and more honourable than they.
15¶ And Balak sent yet again princes,

16 And they came to Balaam, and said
to him, Thus saith Balak the son of

I shall prevail in fighting against him.

! ch. 23. 20.

Rom. 11. 29

An angel opposeth Balaam.

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Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder | day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay. thee from coming unto me: 17 For I will promote thee unto very letted from, great honour, and I will do whatsoever thou sayest unto me: "come therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people.

+ Heb.
Be not thou

&c.

m ver. 6.

n ch.24. 13.

• 1 Kings 22. 14.

2 Chr. 18. 13.

P ver. 8.

ver. 9.

rver. 35.

ch. 23. 12, 26. & 24. 13.

6 Ex. 4. 24.

* See 2 Kings
6. 17.
Dan. 10. 7.
Acts 22.9.
2 Pet. 2. 16.
Jude 11.

2 Pet. 2. 16.

18 And Balaam answered and said unto
the servants of Balak, "If Balak would
give me his house full of silver and gold,
I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD
my God, to do less or more.

19 Now therefore, I pray you, "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
but yet the word which I shall
them;
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.

22 ¶ And God's anger was kindled be-
cause 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 the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side.

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.

27 And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she fell down under Balaam : and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff.

28 And the LORD "opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times?

29 And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I would Prov. 12.10. there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee.

y 2 Pet. 2. 16. + Heb. who hast ridden upon me. Or, ever since thou

wast, &c.

30 And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this

* See Gen.
21. 19.

2

17.

Luke 24. 16,

31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of
Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD Kings 6.
standing in the way, and his sword drawn
in his hand: and he bowed down his Ex. 34. 8.
head, and fell flat on his face.

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 thy way is
perverse before me:

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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.

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31.

Or, bowed
himself.

+Heb. to be

an adver
sary unto
thee.

2 Pet. 2. 14,

15.

21.

34 And Balaam said unto the angel of
the LORD, I have sinned; for I knew not 1 Sam. 15.
that thou stoodest in the way against me:
now therefore, if it displease thee, I will
get me back again.

24, 30. & 26.
2 Sam. 12.13
32.

+ Heb. be
evil in
thine eyes.

35 And the angel of the LORD said unto
Balaam, Go with the men: but only the ver. 20.
word that I shall speak unto thee, that
thou shalt speak. So Balaam went with
the princes of Balak.

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36 And when Balak heard that Balaam
was come, he went out to meet him unto
a city of Moab, which is in the border of
Arnon, which is in the utmost coast.
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 thee to honour?
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 ch. 23. 25.
putteth in my mouth, that shall I speak.
39 And Balaam went with Balak, and
they came unto Kirjath-huzoth.

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3 And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand ver. 15.
by thy burnt offering, and I will go: per-
adventure the LORD will come to meet
me; and whatsoever he sheweth me I will
tell thee. And he went to a high place.

ch. 24. 1.

Or, he went solitary.

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