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Chap. xvi.

their punishment. that the God of Israel hath separated 25 And Moses rose up and went unto you from the congregation of Israel, to Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of bring you near to himself to do the fer- Israel followed him. vice of the tabernacle of the LORD, and 26 And he spake unto the congregato stand before the congregation to mi- tion, saying, Depart, I pray you, from nister unto them?

the tents of these wicked men, and 10 And he hath brought thee near to touch nothing of their's, lest ye be con. him, and all thy brethren the sons of sumed in all their fins. Levi with thee : and seek ye the priest 27 So they gat up from the tabernacle hood also ?

of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every II For which cause both thou and all fide: and Dathan and Abiram came out, thy company are gathered together against and stood in the door of their tents, and the LORD: and what is Aaron, that ye their wives, and their fons, and their litmurmur against him?

tle children. 12 And Moses sent to call Dathan and 28 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall Abiram, the sons of Eliab : which said, know that the LORD hath sent me to do We will not come up:

all these works; for I have not done there 13 Is it a small thing that thou hast of mine own mind. brought us up out of a land that floweth 29 If these men die the common death with milk and honey, to kill us in the of all men, or if they be visited after the wilderness, except thou make thyself al- visitation of all men; then the Lord hath together a prince over us?

not sent me. 14 Moreover thou hast not brought us 30 But if the LORD make a new thing, into a land that floweth with milk and and the earth open her mouth, and swala honey, or given us inheritance of fields low them up, with all that appertain unto and vineyards: wilt thou put out the them, and they go down quick into the eyes of these men ? we will not come up. pit; then ye shall understand that these

15 And Moses was very wroth, and said men have provoked the LORD. unto the LORD, Respect not thou their 31 | And it came to pass, as he had offering : I have not taken one ass from made an end of speaking all these words, them, neither have I hurt one of them. that the ground clave asunder that was

16 And Moses said unto Korah, Be thou under them : and all thy company before the LORD, 32 And the earth opened her mouth, thou, and they, and Aaron, to morrow: and swallowed them up, and their houses,

17. And take every man his censer, and and all the men that appertained unto put incense in them, and bring ye before Korab, and all their goods. the LORD every man his cenfer, two 33 They, and all that appertained to bundred and fifty censers; thou also, them, went down alive into the pit, and and Aaron, each of jou his censer. the earth closed upon them; and they

18 And they took every man his cen- perished from among the congregation. fer, and put fire in them, and laid in 34 And all Israel that were round about cense thereon, and stood in the door of them fed at the cry of them : for they the tabernacle of the congregation with said, Lest the earth swallow us up also. Moses and Aaron.

35 And there came out a fire from the 19 And Korah gathered all the con- LORD, and consumed the two hundred gregation against them unto the door of and fifty men that offered incense. the tabernacle of the congregation : and 36 And the LORD spake unto Moses, the glory of the Lord appeared unto all saying, the congregation.

37 Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aa. 20 And the LORD spake unto Moses ron the priest, that he take up the censers and unto Aaron, saying,

out of the burning, and scatter thou the 21 Separate yourselves from among fire yonder ; for they are hallowed. this congregation, that I may consume 38 The censers of these finners against them in a moment.

their own fouls, let them make them 22 And they sell upon their es, and broad plates for a covering of the altar: Laid, O God, the God of the spirits of all for they offered them before the LORD, Heth, mhall one man sin, and wilt thou be therefore they are hallowed : and they proth with all the congregation ? shall be a lign unto the children of Israel.

23 And the LORD spake unto Moses, 39 And Elcazar the priest took the bra. saying,

sen censers, wherewith they that were 24 Speak unto the congregation, say- burnt had offered ; and they were made ing, Get you up from about the taber- broad plates for a covering of the altar: gacle of Korab, Dathan, and Abiram.

40 To be a memorial unto the children



Aaron's rod buddeth.

NUMBERS. The priests' and Levites' charge. of Israel, that no stranger, which is not 5 And it shall come to pass, that the of the seed of Aaron, come near to offer man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall incense before the Lord; that he be not bloom : and I will make to ceafé from as Korah, and as his company : as the me the murmurings of the children of Lord said to him by the hand of Moses. Ifrael, whereby they murmur against you.

41 But on the morrow all the con 6 And Moses fpake unto the children gregation of the children of Israel mur- of Israel, and every one of their princes mured against Moses and against Aaron, gave him a rod apiece, for each prince saying, Ye have killed the people of the one, according to their fathers' houses, LORD.

even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron 42 And it came to pass, when the con- was among their rods. gregation was gathered againft Mofes and 7 And Mosus laid up the rods before against Aaron, that they looked toward the LORD in the tabernacle of witness. the tabernacle of the congregation : and, 8 And it came to pass, that on the behold, the cloud covered it, and the morrow Moses went into the tabernacle glory of the LORD appeared.

of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aa43 And Moses and Aaron came before ron for the house of Levi was budded, the tabernacle of the congregation. and brought forth buds, and bloomed

44 And the Lord spake unto Moses, blossoms, and yielded almonds. faying,

9 And Mofes brought out all the rods 45 Get you up from among this con- from before the Lord unto all the chilgregation, that I may consume them as dren of Israel: and they looked, and took in a moment. And they fell upon their every man his rod. faces.

10 9 And the Lord said unto Mofes, 46 | And Moses said unto Aaron, Bring Aaron's rod again before the terTake a cenfer, and put fire therein from timony, to be kept for a token against the off the altar, and put on incense, and rebels; and thou shalt quite take away go quickly unto the congregation, and their murmurings from me, that they make an atonement for them : for there die not. is wrath gone out from the LORD; the 11 And Mofes did so: as the LORD plague is begun.

commanded him, so did he. 47 And Aaron took as Mofes com. 12 And the children of Israel spake manded, and ran into the midst of the unto Mofes, saying, Behold, we die, we congregation; and, behold, the plague perish, we all periih. was begun among the pecple : and he 13 Whosoever cometh any thing near put on incense, and made an atonement unto the tabernacle of the LORD shall for the people.

die: Mall we be consumed with dying ? 48 And he stood between the dead and

CHAP. XVIII. the living; and the plague was stayed. 1 The charge of the priests and Levites. ,

49 Now they that died in the plague The priests', 21 and the Levites' portion. were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, beside them that died about the AND the Lord said unto Aaron, Thou

and thy sons and thy father's house matter of Korah.

with thee Mall bear the iniquity of the 50 And Aaron returned unto Mofes fanctuary: and thou and thy fons with thes unto the door of the tabernacle of the shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood. çongregation: and the plague was stayed. 2 And thy brethren also of the tribe of C H A P. XVII.

Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou I Aaron's rod budding, 10 is laid up for with thee, that they may be joined unto a nionument.

thee, and minister unto thee: but thou ND the Lord spake unto Moses, and thy fons with thee shall minister be.

fore the tabernacle of witness. 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, 3 And they fall keep thy charge, and and take of every one of them a rod ac- the charge of all the tabernacle : only cording to the house of their fathers, of they fhall not come nigh the vessels of all their princes according to the house the fanctuary and the altar, that neither of their fathers twelve rods : write thou they, nor ye also, die. every man's name upon his rod.

4. And they thall be joined unto thee, 3. And thou shalt write Aaron's name and keep the charge of the tabernacle of upon the rod of Levi: for one rodfall be the congregation, for all the service of for the head of the house of their fathers. the tabernacle: and a stranger shall nos

4. And thou shalt lay them up in the come nigh unto you. tabernacle of the congregation before the

ye fall keep the charge of the teftimony, where I will meet with you. Tanctuary, and the charge of the altar :


A saying

5 And

The priests' and

Chap. xviii.

the Levites' portion. that there be no wratlı any more upon holy : thou shalt sprinkle their blood the children of Israel.

upon the altar, and thalt burit their fat 6 And I, behold, I have taken your for an offering made by fire, for a sweet brethren the Levites from among the favour unto the Lord. children of Israel : to you they are given 18 And the flesh of them shall be thine, as a gift for the LORD, to do the service as the wave breast and as the right Toulof the tabernacle of the congregation. der are thine.

7 Therefore thou and thy fons with 19 All the heave offerings of the holy thee shall keep your priest's office for things, which the children of Israel offer every thing of the altar, and within the unto the LORD, have I given thee, and vail; and ye shall serve: I have given thy fons and thy daughters with thee, by your priest's office unto you as a service of a statute for ever: it is a covenant of salt gift : and the stranger that cometh nigh for ever before the Lord unto thee and ihall be put to death.

to thy feed with thee. 8 And the Lord spake unto Aaron, 20 And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Behold, I also have given thee the charge Thou shalt have no inheritance in their of mine heave offerings of all the hal- land, neither shalt thou have any part lowed things of the children of Israel ; among them: I am thy part and thine unto thee have I given them by reason of inheritance among the children of Ilthe anointing, and to thy sons, by an or- rael. dinance for ever.

21 [ And, behold, I have given the 91 This shall be thine of the most holy children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for things, reserved from the fire : every ob- an inheritance, for their service which lation of their's, every meat offering of they serve, even the service of the tabertheir's, and every sin offering of their's, nacle of the congregation. and every trespass offering of their's, ·22 Neither must the children of Israel which they shall render unto me, shall be henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of most holy for thee and for thy fons. the congregation, left they bear fin, and

10 In the most holy place shalt thou die. eat it; every male shall eat it: it shall be 23 But the Levites shall do the service holy unto thee.

of the tabernacle of the congregation, 11 And this is thine ; the heave offer- and they Mall bear their iniquity: it shall Ing of their gift, with all the wave offer. be a statute for ever throughout your geings of the children of Israel: I have given nerations, that among the children of them unto thee, and to thy fons and to Israel they have no inheritance. thy daughters with thee, by a statute for 24 But the tithes of the children of ever: every one that is clean in thy house Ifrael, which they offer as an heave ofThall eat of it.

fering unto the LORD, I have given to 12 All the best of the oil, and all the the Levites to inherit : therefore I have best of the wine, and of the wheat, the said unto them, Among the children of firstfruits of them which they shall offer Ifrael they shall have no inheritance. unto the LORD, them have I given thee. 25 And the LORD spake unto Moses,

13 And whatsoever is first ripe in the saying, land, which they shall bring unto the 26. Thus speak unto the Levites, and LORD, shall be thine ; every one that is say unto them, When ye take of the clean in thine house Mall eat of it. children of Israel the tithes which I have

14 Every thing devoted in Israel shall given you from them for your inheribe thine.

tance, then ye ihall offer up an heave of15 Every thing that openeth the ma- fering of it for the LORD, even a tenth trix in all felh, which they bring unto part of the tithe. the LORD), whether it be of men or beasts, 27 And this your heave offering shall Thall be thine : nevertheless the firstborn be reckoned unto you, as though it were of man shalt thou furely redeem, and the the corn of the threshingioor, and as the firstling of unclean beasts shalt thou re-fulness of the winepress. deem,

28 Thus ye also shall offer an heave 16 And those that are to be redeemed offering unto the LORD of all your tithes, from a month old shalt thou redeem, which ye receive of the children of Israel; according to thine estimation, for the and ve shall give thereof the Lord's heave money of five shekels, after the frekel of offering to Aaron the priest. the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs. 29 Out of all your gifts ye shall offer

17 But the firstling of a cow, or the every heave offering of the LORD, of all firstling of a Meep, or the firstling of a the best thereof, even the hallowed part goat, thou Malt not redeem ; they are thereof out of it.

30 Therea


31 And

ye die,

the water of separation.

NUMBER3. The law of purification 30 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, 12 He shall purify himself with it on When ye have heaved the best thereof the third day, and on the seventh day he from it, then it shall be counted unto shall be clean: but if he purify not him. the Levites as the increafe of the thresh- self the third day, then the feventh daj ingfloor, and as the increase of the wine-he shall not be clean. press.

13 Whosoever toucheth the dead body ye shall eat it in every place, of any man that is dead, and purifieth ye and your housholds: for it is your not himself, defileth the tabernacle of reward for your service in the tabernacle the Lord; and that fouil shall be cut off of the congregation.

from Israel: because the water of se. 32 And ye ihall bear no sin by reason paration was not sprinkled upon him, he of it, when ye have heaved from it the shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet best of it: neither Thall ye pollute the upon him. holy things of the children of Israel, left 14 This is the law, when a man dieth

in a tent: all that come into the tent, CHAP. XIX.

and all that is in the tent, shall be un. I The water of separation. II The use of clean seven days.

it for purification of the unclean. 15 And every open vessel, which hath A and the Laron, parkingunto Moses no comendo a borone up mit het nogleatha

2 This is the ordinance of the law is Nain with a sword in the open fields, which the Lord hath commanded, say- or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a ing, Speak unto the children of Israel, grave, shall be unclean seven days. that they bring thee a red heifer without 17 And for an unclean person they shall dpot, wherein is no blemish, and upon take of the ashes of the burnt heifer of which never came yoke:

purification for fin, and running water 3 And ye shall give her unto Eleazar ihall be put thereto in a vessel : the priest, that he may bring her forth 18 And a clean person Mall take hyssop, without the camp, and one thall Nay her and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it before his face:

upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, 4 And Eleazar the priest shall take of and upon the persons that were there, her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of and upon him that touched a bone, or her blood directly before the tabernacle one Nain, or one dead, or a grave : of the congregation seven times :

19 And the clean person shall sprinkle And one Thall burn the heifer in his upon the unclean on ihe third day, and fight; her skin, and her fesh, and her on the seventh day: and on the seventh blood, with her dung, Mall he burn : day he Mall purify himself, and wash his

6 And the priest Mall take cedar wood, clothes, and bathe himselt in water, and and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into Mall be clean at even. the midst of the burning of the heifer. 20 But the man that shall be unclean,

Then the priest Mall wall his clothes, and mall not purify himself, that soul and he shall bathe his sleth in water, and Mall be cut off from among the congres afterward he shall come into the camp, gation, because he hath defiled the fancand the priest shall be unclean until the tuary of the Lord: the water of separa

tion hath not been sprinkled upon him ; 8 And he that burneth her shall wash he is unclean. his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh 21 And it shall be a perpetual statute in water, and Mall be unclean until the unto them, that he that sprinkleth the

water of separation thall wash his clothes; 9 And a man that is clean shall gather and he that toucheth the water of sepaa up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them ration thall be unclean until even. up without the camp in a clean place, 22 And whatfoever the unclean person and it Thall be kept for the congregation toucheth shall be unclean ; and the soul of the children of Israel for a water of that toucheth it shall be unclean until separation : it is a purification for fin. 10 And he that gathereth the ashes of

CHA P. XX. the heifer thall wath his clothes, and be 7 Mofes bringeth water out of a rock. 14 unclean until the even: and it shall be

Passage through Edcm denied. 22 de unto the children of Israel, and unto the ron's death, uranger that sojourneth among them, Then the whole congregation, into for a statute for ever.

II ( He that toucheth the dead body the desert of Zin in the first month; of any man ball be unclean seven days. "and the people abode in Kadesh; and




my feet.

Water Springeth out of the rock. Chap. xxi.

Aaron's death. Miriam died there, and was buried there. and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city

2 And there was no water for the in the uttermost of thy border: congregation : and they gathered them 17. Let us pass, I pray thee, through selves together against Moses and against thy country: we will not pass through Aaron.

the fields, or through the vineyards, nei3 And the people chode with Moses, ther will we drink of the water of the and spake, saying, Would God that we wells: we will go by the king's high way, had died when our brethren died before we will not turn to the right hand nor to the LORD!

the left, until we have passed thy borders. 4 And why have ye brought up the 18 And Edom said unto him, Thou congregation of the Lord into this wil. Malt not pass by me, lest I come out derness, that we and our cattle should against thee with the sword. die there?

19 And the children of Israel said unto s And wherefore have ye made us to him, We will go by the highway: and come up out of Egypt, to bring us in un- if I and my cattle drink of thy water, to this evil place? it is no place of seed, or then I will pay for it : I will only, withof figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; out doing any thing else, go through on neither is there any water to drink.

6 And Moses and Aaron went from the 20 And he said, Thou shalt not go presence of the assembly unto the door of through. And Edom came out against the tabernacle of the congregation, and him with much people, and with a strong they fell upon their faces : and the glory hand. of the Lord appeared unto them. 21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel

7 And the LORD spake unto Moses, passage through his border: wherefore saying,

Israel turned away from him. 8 Take the rod, and gather thou the 22 | And the children of Israel, even assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy the whole congregation, journeyed from brother, and speak ye unto the rock be- Kadesh, and came unto mount Hor. fore their eyes ; and it shall give forth his 23 And the Lord spake unto Moses water, and thou shalt bring forth to them and Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast water out of the rock: so thou shalt give of the land of Edom, saying, the congregation and their beasts drink. 24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his

9 And Mofes took the rod from before people: for he shall not enter into the the LORD, as he commanded him. land which I have given unto the children

10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the of Israel, because ve rebelled against my congregation together before the rock, word at the water of Meribah. and he said unto them, Hear now, ye 25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, rebels ; must we fetch you water out of and bring them up unto mount Hor: this rock?

26 And strip Aaron of his garments, II 'And Moses lifted up his hand, and and put them upon Eleazar his son ; and with his rod he smote the rock twice: and Aaron fall be gathered unto bis people, the water came out abundantly, and the and shall die there. congregation drank, and their beasts also. 27 And Moses did as the Lord com

12 And the LORD spake unto Moses 'manded : and they went up into mount and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, Hor in the fight of all the congregation. to fanctify me in the eyes of the children 28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his of Ilrael, therefore ye shall not bring this garments, and put them upon Eleazar congregation into the land which I have his son; and Aaron died there in the top given them.

of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar 13 This is the water of Meribah; be- came down from the mount. cause the children of Israel (trove with the 29 And when all the congregation saw LORD, and he was fanctified in them. that Aaron was dead, they mourned for

14 TAnd Moses sent messengers from Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Kadesh unto the king of_Edom, Thus Israel. faith thy brother Ifrael, Thou knowest

CHA P. XXI. all the travel that bath befaleen us: 4 The people bit by fiery serpents, 7 are

15 How our fathers went down into healedi io Sundry journeys. 21 Sibon Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a and Og sain. our fathers :

which dwelt in the , heard 16 And when we cried unto the Lord, tell that Ifrael came by the way of the he heard our voice, and sent an angel, spies; then he fought against Ifrael, and and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: took some of them prisoners.


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