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fering, unto the Lord, to make an | 24 This is it that belongeth unto atonement for the Levites.

the Levites; from twenty and five 13 And thou shalt set the Levites years old and upward they shall go before Aaron, and before his sons, in to wait upon the service of the and offer them for an offering unto tabernacle of the con the Lord.

25 And from the age of fifty years 14 Thus shalt thou separate the they shall cease waiting upon the Lerites froin among the children service thereof, and shall serve ao of Israel; and the Levites shall be more; mine.

26 But shall minister with their 15 And after that shall the Levites brethren in the tabernacle of the congo in to do the service of the taber-gregation, to keep the charge, and nacle of the congregation ; and thou shall do no service. Thus sbalt thon shalt cleanse them, and offer them for do unto the Levites touching their an offering

charge. 16 For they are wholly given unto

CHAPTER IX. me from among the children of Is-The passover is commanded ingain-The cloud racl; instead of such as open every

quideth the Israelites. womb, even instead of the first-born AND the Lord spake unto Moses of all the children of Israel, have I A in the wilderness of Sinai, in taken them unto me.

the first month of the second year 17 For all the first-born of the child after they were come out of the land dren of Israel are mine, both man of Egypt, saying, and beast; on the day that I smote 2 Let the children of Israel also every first-born in the land of Egypt keep the passover at his appointed I sanctified them for myself.

season. 18. And I bave taken the Levites 3 Io the fourteenth day of this for all the first-born of the children month, at even, ye shall keep it in of Israel.

his appointed season; according to all 19 And I have given the Levites the rites of it, and according to all as a gift to Aaron and to his sons the ceremonies thereof, shall ye keep from among the children of Israel, to it. do the service of the children of 18- 4 And Moses spake unto the chil. rael in the tabernacle of the congrega-dren of Israel, that they should keep tion, and to make an atonement for the passover. the children of Israel: that there be ó Ånd they kept the passover on no plague among the children of Is the fourteenth day of the first month rael, when the children of Israel come at even in the wilderness of Sinai; nigh unto the sanctuary.

according to all that the Lord com20 And Moses, and Aaron, and all manded Moses, so did the children of the congregation of the children of Israel. Israel, did to the Levites according 6. And there were certain men, who unto all that the Lord commanded were defiled by the dead body of a Moses concerning the Levites, so did man, that they could not keep the the children of Israel unto them. I passover on that day; and they came

21 And the Levites were purified, before Moses and before Aaron on and they wasted their clothes; and that day. Aaron offered them as an offering 7 And those men said unto him, before the Lord ; and Aaron made We are defiled by the dead body of a an atonement for them to clean seman; wherefore are we kept back, them.

that we may not offer an offering of 22 And after that went the Levites the Lord in his appointed season in to do their service in the taberna- among the children of Israel? cle of the congregation before Aaron, 8 And Moses said unto them, Stand and before his sons; as the Lord had still, and I will hear what the Lord commanded Moses concerning the will command concerning you. Levites, so did they unto them.

9 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 23 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, saying,

I 10 Speak unto the children of Is

rael, saying, If any man of you or of | and according to the commandment your posterity shall be unclean by of the Lord they journeyed. reason of a dead body, or be in a 21 And so it was, when the cloud journey afar off, yet he shall keep abode from even unto the morning, the passover onto the Lord.

I and that the cloud was taken up in 11 The fourteenth day of the second the morning, then they journeyed; month at even they shall keep it, and whether it was by day or by night eat it with unleavened bread and bits that the cloud was taken up, they ter herbs.

journeyed. 12 They shall leave none of it unto 22 Or whether it were two days, or the morning, nor break any bone of a month, or a year, that the cloud it ; according to all the ordinances of tarried upon the tabernacle, remainthe passover they shall keep it. I ing thereon, the children of Israel

13 But the man that is clean, and abode in their tents, and journeved is not in a journey, and forbeareth to not; but when it was taken up, they keep the passerer, even the same journeyed. soul shall be cut off from among his 23 At the commandment of the people; because he brought not the Lord they rested in their tents, and offering of the Lord in his appointed at the commandment of the Lord season, that man sball bear his they journeyed; they kept the charge sin.

| of the Lord, at the commandment of 14 And if a stranger shall sojourn the Lord by the hand of Moses. among you, and will keep the pass

CHAPTER X orer onto the Lord ; according to the

The silver trumpets- The Israelites remove ordinance of the passover, and accord

from Sinai to Paran- The blessing of Mo ing to the manner thereof, so shall bel 808 at the l'emwing and resting of the ark. do; ye shall have one ordinance, both 1 AND the Lord spake unto Moses, for the stranger, and for bim that was | A saying, born in the land.

2 Make thee two trumpets of silver; 15 And on the day that the taber- of a whole piece shalt thou make Dacle was reared up the cloud cover-them : that thou mayest use them for ed the tabernacle, namely, the tent the calling of the assembly, and for of the testimony; and at even there the journeyings of the camps. was upon the tabernacle as it were 3 And when they shall blow with the appearance of fire, until the them, all the assembly sball assemble Inorning.

themselves to thee at the door of the 16 So it was alway: the cloud tabernacle of the congregation, covered it by day, and the appear- 4 And if they blow but with one ance of fire by night.

trumpet, then the princes, which are 17 And when the cloud was taken heads of the thousands of Israel, up from the tabernacle, then after shall gather themselves unto thee. that the children of Israel journeyed; 5 When ye blow an alarm, then the and in the place where the cloud camps that lie on the east parts shall abode, there the cbildren of Israel go forward. pitehed their tents.

| 6 When ye blow an alarm the second 18 At the commandment of the time, then the camps that lie on the Lord the children of Israel journeyed, south side shall take their journey ; and at the commandment of the they shall blow an alarmu for their Lord they pitched; as long as the journeys. cloud abode upon the tabernacle they! 7 But when the congregation is to rested in their tents.

be gathered together, ye shall blow, 19 And when the cloud tarried long but ye shall not sound an alarm. , upon the tabernacle many days, then 8 And the song of Aaron, the priests, the children of Israel kept the charge shall blow with the trumpets; and of the Lord, and journeyed not. I they shall be to you for an ordinance

20 And so it was, when the cloud for ever throughout your generations. was a few days upon the tabernacle ; 1 9 And if ye yo to war in your land seeording to the commandment of against the enemy that oppresseth tbe Lord they abode in their tents, you, then ye shall blow an alarm with


the trumpets; and ye shall be re- | 23 And over the host of the tribe membered before the Lord your God, of the children of Manasseh was and ye shall be saved from your ene- Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur. mies,

24 And over the host of the tribe 10 Also in the day of your glad of the children of Benjamin was ness, and in your solemn days, and Abidan the son of Gideoni. in the beginnings of your months, ye 25 And the standard of the camp shall blow with the trumpets over | of the children of Dan set forward, your burnt offerings, and over the which was the rearward of all the eacrifices of your peace offerings; camps throughout their hosts; ard that they may be to you for a me- over his host was Abiezer the son of morial before your God; I am the Ammishaddai. Lord your God.

26 And over the host of the tribe 11 And it came to pass on the of the children of Asher was Pagiel twentieth day of the second month, the son of Ocran. in the second year, that the cloud 27 And over the host of the tribe was taken up from off the tabernacle of the children of Naphtali was Abira of the testimony.

the son of Enan. 12 And the children of Israel took | 28 Thus were the journeyings of their journeys out of the wilderness the children of Israel according to of Sinai; and the cloud rested in the their armies, when they set forwilderness of Paran.

ward. 13 And they first took their journey 29 And Moses said unto Hobab, according to the commandment of the the son of Raguel the Midianite, Lord by the hand of Moses.

Moses' father-in-law, We are jour 14 In the first place went the stand-neying unto the place of which the ard of the camp of the children of Lord said, I will give it you ; come Judah according to their armies, and thou with us, and we will do thee over his host was Nabshon the son good; for the Lorth hath spoken of Amminadab.

good concerning Israel. 15 And over the host of the tribe 30 And he said unto him, I will not of the children of Issachar was Neth-go; but I will depart to mine own aneel the son of Zuar.

land, and to my kindred. 16 And over the host of the tribe 31 And he said, Leave us not, I of the children of Zebulun was Eliab pray thee; forasmuch as thou knowthe son of Helon.

est how we are to encamp in the wil. 17 And the tabernacle was takenderness, and thou mayest be to us down: and the song of Gershon and instead of eyes. the song of Merari set forward, bear 32 And it shall be, if thou go with ing the tabernacle.

us, yea, it shall be, that what good18 And the standard of the campness the Lord shall do unto us, the of Reuben set forward according to same will we do unto thee. their armies; and over his host was 33 And they departed from the Elizur the son of Shedeur.

Inount of the Lord three days' jour19 And over the host of the tribe ney; and the ark of the covenant of of the children of Simeon was Shelu the Lord went before them in the miel the son of Zurishaddai. . three days' journey, to search out a

20 And over the host of the tribe | resting place for them. of the children of Gad was Eliasaph 34 And the cloud of the Lord was the son of Deuel.

upon them by day, when they went 21 And the Kohathites set forward, out of the camp. bearing the sanctuary; and the other 35 And it came to pass, when the did set up the tabernacle against ark set forward, that Moses said, they came.

Rise up, Lord, and let thine enemies 22 And the standard of the camp be scattered ; and let them that hate of the children of Ephraim set for thee flee before thee. ward according to their armies; and 36 And when it rested, he said, Reover his host was Elishama the son turn, O Lord, unto the many thou. of Ammihud.

I sands of Israel.


13 Whence should I have flesh to The burning at Taborah- The people lust for I give unto all this people? for they

pi-sh, and lathe manna-Moses complain weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, en of his chirge--Sevenly elders called | that we may eat. Quals are gice in wrath.

14 I am not able to bear all this people AND when the people complained, alone, because it is too heavy for me. A it displeased the Lord; and the 15 And if thou deal thus with me, Lord heard it; and his anger was kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if kinilled; and the fire of the Lord I have found favour in thy sight; burnt among them, and consumed and let me not see my wretchedness. them that were in the uttermost parts 16 And the Lord said unto Moses, of the camp.

Gather unto me seventy men of the 2 And the people cried unto Moses; elders of Israel, whom thou knowest and when Moses prayed unto the to be the olders of the people, and Lord, the fire was quenched.

officers over them; and bring them 3 And he called the name of the unto the tabernacle of the congregaplace Taberab; because the fire of tion, that they may stand there with ibe Lord burnt among them.

thee. 4 And the mixed multitude that 17 And I will come down and talk was among them fell a lusting; and with thee there; and I will take of the children of Israel also wept again, the Spirit which is upon thee, and and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? will put it upon them; and they shall 5 We remember

mber the fish, which we | bear the burden of the people with did eat in Egypt freely; the cucum- thee, that thou bear it not thyself bers, and the melons, and the leeks, alone. and the onions, and the garlic;

18 And say thou unto the people, 6 But now our soul is dried away: Sanctify yourselves against to-morthere is notbing at all, besides this row, and ye shall eat flesh; for ye manna, before our eyes.

have wept in the ears of the Lord, And the manna was as coriander saying, Who shall give us flesh to seed, and the colour thereof as the eat? for it w colour of bdellium.

Egypt; therefore the Lord will give 8 And the people went about, and you flesh, and ye shall eat. gathered it, and ground it in mills, 13 Ye shall not eat one day, nor two or beat it in a mortar, and baked it days, nor five days, neither ten days, in paos, and made cakes of it; and nor twenty days; the taste of it was as the taste of 20 But even a whole month, until fresh oil.

it come out at your nostrils, and it 9 And when the dew fell upon the be loathsome unto you; because that camp in the night, the manna fell ye have despised the Lord which is * upon it.

among you, and have wept before him, 10 Then Moses heard the people saying, Why came we forth out of Feep throughout their families, every | Egypt? man in the door of his tent; and the 21 And Moses said, The people, apger of the Lord was kindled among whom I am, are six hundred greatly : Moses also was displeased, thousand footmen; and thou hast

11 And Moses said unto the Lord, said, I will give them flesh, that they Wherefore bast thou afflicted thy ser- may eat a whole month. Tant? and wherefore have I not 22 Shall the flocks and the herds found favour in thy sight, that thou be slain for them, to suffice them? or la vest the burden of all this people shall all the fish of the sea be gathered apon me?

together for them, to suffice them? 12 Have I conceived all this people? 23 And the Lord said unto Moses, have I begotten them, that thou Is the Lord's hand waxed short ? shouldest say unto me, Carry them thou shalt see now whether my word in thy bosom as a nursing father shall come to pass unto thee or not. beareth the sucking child, unto the 24 And Moses went out, and told the land which thou swarest unto their people the words of the Lord, and fathers ?

gathered the seventy inen of the elders of the people, and set them round /

CHAPTER XII. about the tabernacle.

God rebuketh Miriam and Aaron- Miriam's 25 And the Lord came down in a

leprosy. cloud, and spake unto him, and took AND Miriam and Aaron spake of the Spirit that was upon him, and H against Moses because of the gave it unto the seventy elders; and Ethiopian woman whom he had marit came to pass, that, when the Spirit ried; for he had married an Ethiorested upon them, they prophesied, / pian woman. and did not cease.

2 And they said, Hath the Lord in26 But there remained two of the deed spoken only by Moses? hath he men in the camp, the name of the not spoken also by us? And the one was Eidad, and the name of the Lord heard it. other Medad; and the Spirit rested 3 (Now the man Moses was very upon them; and they were of them meek, above all the men which were that were written, but went not out upon the face of the earth.) unto the tabernacle; and they pro- | 4 And the Lord spake suddenly unto phesied in the camp.

Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto 27 And there ran a young man, and Miriam, Come out ye three unto the told Moses, and said, Eldad and Me- tabernacle of the congregation. And dad do prophesy in the camp. they three came out.

28 And Joshua, the son of Nun, the 5. And the Lord came down in the servant of Moses, one of his young pillar of the cloud, and stood in the men, answered and said, My lord door of the tabernacle, and called Moses, forbid them.

| Aaron and Miriam; and they both 29 And Moses said unto him, En- came forth. viest thou for my sake? would God 6 And he said, Hear now my words; that all the Lord's people were pro- | If there be a prophet among you, I phets, and that the Lord would put the Lord will make myself known his Spirit upon them.

unto him in a vision, and will speak 30 Ånd Mosos gat him into the unto him in a dream. camp, he and the elders of Israel. 17 My servant Moses is not so, who

31 And there went forth á wind is faithful in all mine house. from the Lord, and brought quails 8 With him will I speak mouth to from the sea, and let them fall by the mouth, even apparently, and not in camp, as it were a day's journey on dark speeches; and the similitude this side, and as it were a day's jour- of the Lord shall he behold; whereney on the other side, round about fore then were ye not afraid to speak the camp, and as it were two cubits against my servant Moses? high upon the face of the earth.

9 And the ancer of the Lord was kin32 And the people stood up all that dled against them, and he departed. day, and all that night, and all the 10 And the cloud departed from off next day, and they gathered the the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam quails; he that gathered least ga- became leprous, white as snow; and thered ten homers; and they spread | Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, bethem all abroad for themselves round holil, she was leprous. about the camp.

| 11 And Aaron said unto Moses, 33 And while the flesh was vet be- | Alas, my lord, I heseech thee, lav not tween their teeth, ere it was chewed, the sin npon us, wherein we hare the wrath of the Lord was kindled done foolishly, and wherein we have against the people, and the Lord sinned. smote the people with a very great 12 Let her not be as one dead, of plague.

whom the flesh is half consumed when 34 And he called the name of that he cometh out of his mother's womb, place Kibroth-battaavab; because 13 And Moses cried unto the Lord, there they buried the people that saying, Heal her now, O God, I belusted.

seech thee. 35 And the people journeved from 14 And the Lord said unto Moseg, Kibroth-battaa vah unto Hazeroth; If her father had but spit in her face, and abode at Hazerotb.

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