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The people bit by fiery serpents. NUMBERS.

Sihon and Og Naine 2 And Israel vowed a vow unto the 18 The princes digged the well, the LORD, and said, If thou wilt indeed de- nobles of the people digged it, by the diliver this people into my hand, then I rection of the lawgiver, with their staves. will utterly destroy their cities.

And from the wilderness they went to 3 And the LORD hearkened to the Mattanah : voice of Israel, and delivered up the 59 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel: Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed and from Nahaliel to Bamoth : them and their cities: and he called the 20 And from Bamoth in the valley, that name of the place Hormalı.

is in the country of Moab, to the top of 4 [ And they journeyed from mount Pilgal, which looketh toward Jeshimon. Hor by the way of the Red Tea, to com 21 9 And Israel sent messengers unto pafs the land of Edom: and the foul of Sihon king of the Amorites, faying, the people was much discouraged because 22 Let me pass through thy land : wc

will not turn into the fields, or into the ş And the people spake against God, vineyards; we will not drink of the wa. and against Mofes, Wherefore have yeters of the well: but we will go along brought us up out of Egypt to die in the by the king's high way, until we be past wisderness? for there is no bread, neither thy borders. is there any water; and our foul lotheth 23 And Sihon would not fuffer Israel this light bread.

to pass through his border: but Sihon 6 And the LORD sent fiery serpents gathered all his people together, and among the people, and they bit the peo- went out against Ifrael into the wilderple; and much people of Israel died. ness: and he came to Jahaz, and fought

2. Therefore the people came to against Israel. Mofes, and said, We have finned, for we 24 And Israel smote him with the edge have spoken against the Lord, and a-of the sword, and possessed his land from gainst thee; pray unto the LORD, that Arnon unto Jabbok, even unto the chilhe take away the serpents from us. And dren of Ammon: for the border of the Moses prayed for the people.

children of Ammon was strong. 8 And the LORD said unto Mofes, 25 And Israel took all these cities : Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the that every one that is bitten, when he villages thereof. Jooketh upon it, shall live.

26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon 9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, the king of the Amorites, who had fought and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, against the former king of Moab, and that if a serpent had bitten any man, when taken all his land out of his hand, even be beheld the serpent of brass, he lived. unto Arnon.

10 | And the children of Israel set 27 Wherefore they that speak in proforward, and pitched in Oboth. verbs fay, Come into Heshbon, let the

11 And they journeyed from Oboth, city of Sihon be built and prepared : and pitched at Tje-abarim, in the wilder 28 For there is a fire gone out of Helhe ness which is before Moab, toward the bon, a flame from the city of Sibon : it sunrising

hath consumed Ar of Moab, and the 12 From thence they removed, and lords of the high places of Arnon. pitched in the valley of Zared.

29 Woe to thee, Moab! thou art un13 From thence they removed, and done, O people of Chemoth : he hath pitched on the other ide of Arnon, given his fons that escaped, and his which is in the wilderness that cometh daughters, into captivity unto Sihon king out of the coast of the Amorites : for of the Amorites. Arnon is the border of Moab, between 30 We have shot at them ; Hellbon is Moab and the Amorites.

perished even unto Dibon, and we have 14 Wherefore it is said in the book of laid them waste even unto Nophah, the wars of the LORD, What he did in which reacheth unto Medeba. the Red sea, and in the brooks of Arnon, 31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of

15 And at the stream of the brooks tbe Amorite that goeth down to the dwelling of Ar, 32 And Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, and lieth upon the border of Moab. and they took the villages thereof, ard

16 And from thence they went to Beer: drove out the Amorites that were there. that is the well whereof the Lord fpake 33 And they turned and went up by unto Moses, Gather the people together, the way of Baihan : and Og the king of and I will give them water.

Balhan went out against them, he, and 17. Then Ifracl sang this fong, Spring all his people, to the battle at Edrei. WP, O well; fing te anto it;

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Balak fendeth for Balaam : Chap. xxii. An angel would have

slain him. 34 And the LORD said unto Moses, shalt not go with them ; thou shalt not Fear him not: for I have delivered him curse the people : for they re blesed. into thy hand, and all his people, and his 13 And Balaam rose up in the morning, land; and thou shalt do to him as thou and said unto the princes of Balaki, Get didft unto Sihon king of the Amorites, you into your land : for the LORD rewhich dwelt at Heshbon.

fuseth to give me leave to go with you. 35 So they smote him, and his sons, and 14 And the princes of Moab role up, all his people, until there was none left and they went unto Balak, and said, Bahim alive ; and they possessed his land. laam refureth to come with us. CHAP. XXII.

15 | And Lalak fent yet again princes, i Balak's first message for Balaam is rejected. more, and more honourable than they.

15 His second obtaineth him. 22 An angel 16 And they came to Lalaam, and said would have sain him, if his ass had not to him, Thus faith Balak the son of Zipsaved him. 36 Balak entertaineth him. por, Let nothing, I pray thee; hinder

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ward, and pitched in the plains For I will promote thee unto very Moab on this side Jordan by Jericho. great honour, and I will do whatsoevir

2 And Balak the son of Zippor saw all thou sayest unto me: come therefore, I that Ifrael had done to the Amorites. pray thee, curse me this people.

3 And Moab was fore afraid of the 18 And Balaam answered and said unto people, because they were many: and the servants of Balak, If Balak would Moab was distressed because of the chil-Igive me his house full of silver and gold, I dren of Israel.

cannot go beyond the word of the LORD 4 And Moab said unto the elders of my God, to do less or more. Midian, Now shall this company lick up 19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry all that are round about us, as the ox ye also here this night, that I may know licketh up the grass of the field. And what the LORD will say unto me more. Balak the son of Zippor was king of the 20 And God came unto Balaam at Moabites at that time.

night, and said unto him, If the men ş He sent messengers therefore unto come to call thee, rise up, and go with Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which them ; but yet the word which I shall is by the river of the land of the children say unto thee, that shalt thou do. of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, 21 And Balaam rose up in the mornthere is a people come out from Egypt: ing, and faddled his ass, and went with behold, they cover the face of the earth, the princes of Moab. and they abide over against me :

22 S And God's anger was kindled 6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, because he went: and the angel of the curse me this people ; for they are too Lord stood in the way for an adversary mighty for me : peradventure I Mall pre- against him. Now he was riding upon vail, that we may smite them, and that his ass, and his two servants were with I may drive them out of the land : for I him. wot that he whom thou bleffeít is blessed, 23 And the ass saw the angel of the and he whom thou curseft is cursed, Lord standing in the way, and his sword

7 And the elders of Moab and the drawn in his hand : and the ass turned elders of Midian departed with the re- afide out of the way, and went into the wards of divination in their hand; and field : and Balaain smote the ass, to turn they came unto Balaam, and spake unto her into the way. him the words of Balak.

24 But the angel of the LORD stood in 8 And he said unto them, Lodge here a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this night, and I will bring you word a- this side, and a wall on that fide. gain, as the Lord Mall speak unto me; and 25 And when the ass saw the angel of the princes of Moab abode with Balaam. the LORD, Mhe thrust herself unto the wall,

9 And God came unto Balaam, and and crushed Balaam's foot against the said, What men are there with thee? wall : and he (more her again.

10 And Balaam said unto God, Balak 26 And the angel of the LORD went the son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath further, and stood in a narrow place, sent unto me, saying,

where was no way to turn either to the Behold, there is a people come out right hand or to the left. of Egypt, which covercth the face of the 27. And when the ass saw the angel of earth : come now, curse me them ; per- the Lord, me fell down under Balaam : adventure I shall be able to overcome and Ralaam's anger was kindled, and he them, and drive them out. ·

finote the ass with a staff. Ja And God said unto Balaam, Thou 28 And the Lord opened the mouth

Balaam's ass speaketh.

NUMBERS.

Balaam's parablesi of the ass, and she laid unto Balaam, ND Balaam faid unto Balak, Buid What have I done unto thee, that thou me here seven altars, and prepare haft smitten me these three times ? me here seven oxen and feven rams.

29 And Balaam faid unto the afs, Be 2 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; cause thou hast mocked me: I rould and Balak and Balaam offered on every there were a sword in mine hand, for altar a bullock and a ram. now would I kill thee.

3 And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand 30 And the ass said unto Balaam, Am' by thy burnt offering, and I will go: pernot I thine ais, upon which thou hast adventure the Lord will come to meet ridden ever since I quas thine unto this me: and whatsoever he lheweth me I will day? was I ever wont to do so unto tell thee. And he went to an high place. thée? And he said, Nay.

4 And God met Balaam : and he said 31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of unto him, I have prepared feven altars, Balaam, and he saw the angel of the and I have offered upon every altar a LORD standing in the way, and his sword bullock and a ram. drawn in his hand : and he bowed down 5 And the LORD put a word in Bahis head, and fell flat on his face. laam's mouth, and said, Return unto

32 And the angel of the LORD said Balak, and thus thou shalt speak. unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten 6 And he returned unto him, and, lo, shine ass these three times? behold, I he stood by his burnt facrifice, he, and went out to withstand thee, because thy all the princes of Moab. way is perverse before me :

99 And he took up his parable, and 53 And the ass saw me, and turned faid, Balak the king of Moab hath brought. from me these three times: unless she me from Aram, out of the mountains of had turned from me, surely now also I the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, had Nain thee, and saved her alive. and come, defy Ifrael.

34 And Balaam said unto the angel of 8 How shall I curse, whom God hath the LORD, I have finned; for 1 knew not cursed ? or how thall I defy, whom not that thou stoodest in the way against the LORD hath not defied ? ine: now therefore, if it displease thee, 9 For from the top of the rocks I fee I will get me back again.

him, and from the hills I behold him : 35 And the angel of the Lord said lo, the people shall dwell alone, and thall unto Balaam, Go with the men: but not be reckoned among the nations. only the word that I Mall fpeak unto 1) Who can count the dust of Jacoli, theč, that thou shalt speak. So Balaam and the number of the fourth part of ilwent with the princes of Balak. rael? Let me die the death of the right

36 | And when Balak heard that Ba- eous, and let my last end be like his ! laam was come, he went out to meet ji And Balak said unto Balaam, What him unto a city of Moab, which is in haft thou done unto me? I took thee to the border of Arnon, which is in the ut- curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou most coast.

haft blelled them altogether. 37 And Balak said unto Balaam, Did 12 And he answered and faid, Must I I not carnestly fend unto thee to call not take heed to speak that which the thee? wherefore camest thou not unto Lord hath put in my mouth? me? am I not able indeed to promote 13 $ And Balak said unto him, Come, thee to honour?

I pray thee, with me unto another place, 38 And Balaam said unto Balak; Lo, from whence thou mayest fee them I am come unto thee: have I now any thou Mali fee but the uttermost part of power at all to say any thing? the word them, and thalt not see them all : and that God putteth in my mouth, that curse mé them from thence. shall I speak.

14 And he brought him into the field 39 And Balaam went with Balak, and of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and they came unto Kirjath-huzoth. built seven altars, and offered a bullock

40 And Balak offered oxen and sheep, and a ram on every altar. and sent to Balaam, and to the princes 15 And he said unto Balak, Stand here that were with him.

by thy burnt offering, while I meet tbe 45 And it came to pass on the mor- LORD yonder. row, that Balak took Balaam, and IÓ And the LORD met Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of put a word in his mouth, and said, Go Baal, that thence he might see the ut- again unto Balak, and fày thus. most part of the people.

17 And when he came to him, behold, CHAP. XXIII.

he stood by his burnt offering, and the 1, 13, 28 Balak's sacrifices. 7, 18 Be- princes of Moab with him. And Balak laani's parables.

faid

Balaam prophesiet

Chap. xxiv.

Ifrael's bappiness. Lid unto him, What hath the LORD Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and Spoken?

the man whose eyes are open hath said: 18 ( And he took up his parable, and 4 He hath faid, which heard the words faid, Rise up, Balak, and hear; herken of God, which saw the vision of the Al. unto me, thou son of Zippor :

mighty, falling into a trance, but having 19 God is not a man, that he should his eyes open : lie; neither the son of man that hei 5 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, Should repent: hath he said, and shall and thy tabernacles, O Israel! be not do it? or hath he spoken, and 6 As the valleys are they spread forth, Mall he not make it good ?

as gardens by the river's lide, as the 20 Behold, I have received command-trees of lign aloes which the LORD hath ment to bless: and he hath blessed; and planted, and as cedar trees beside the I cannot reverse it.

waters. 21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Ja 7 He shall pour the water out of his cob, neither hath he feen perverseness in buckets, and his seed Mall be in many Ifrael: the LORD his God is with him, waters, and his king thall be higher than and the shout of a king is among them. Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted.

22 God brought them out of Egypt ; 8 God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an he hath as it were the strength of an uniunicorn.

corn : he shall eat up the nations his ene23 Surely there is no enchantment a- mies, and shall break their bones, and gainst Jacob, neither is there any divina- pierce them through with his arrows. tion against Israel: according to this 9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, time it thall be said of Jacob and of and as a great lion : who fall fir him Israel, What hath God wrought! up? Blefied is he that blefleth thee, and

24 Behold, the people shall rise up as cursed is he that curseth thee. a great lion, and lift up himself as a 10 And Balak's anger was kindled young lion : he Malt not lie down until against Balaam, and he smote his hands he eat of the prey, and drink the blood together : and Balak said unto Balaam, of the sain,

I called thee to curse mine enemies, and, 25 And Balak said unto Bal m, Nei. behold, thou hast altogether blessed them ther curse them at all, nor bless them these three times. at all.

11 Therefore now flee thou to thy 26 But Balaam answered and said unto place: I thought to promote thee unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that great honour; but, lo, the Lord hath the LORD speaketh, that I must do? kept thee back from honour.

27 And Balak said unto Balaam, 12 And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee I not also to thy mellengers which thou unto another place ; peradventure it will rentelt unto me, saying, please God that thou mayest curte me 13 If Balak would give me his house them from thence.

full of liver and gold, I cannot go be28 And Balak brought Balaam unto yond the commandment of the LORD, to the top of Peor, that looketh toward do either good or bad of mine own mind: Jeshimon.

but what the Lord faith, that will I speak? 29 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build 14 And now, behold, I go unto my me here seven altars, and prepare me here people : come therefore, and I will adfeven bullocks and seven rams.

vertise thee what this people shall do to 30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, thy people in the latter days. and offered a bullock and a ram on every 15 ! And he took up his parable, and altar.

said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and CHAP. XXIV.

the man whose cyes are open hath said : i Balaam prophesieth Israel's happiness, 16 He hath said, which heard the words

15 and of the Star of Jacob. of God, and knew the knowledge of the

ND when Balaam saw that it pleased most high, which saw the vision of the not, as at other times, to seek for en. ing his eyes open: chantments, but he fet his face toward 17 I Thall see him, but not now : I the wilderness.

shall behold him, but not nigh: there 2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a he saw Israel abiding in his tents accord- Scepter shall rise out of Ifrael, and thall ing to their tribes; and the spirit of God smite the corners of Moah, and destroy came upon him.

all the children of Sheth. 3 And he took up his parable, and said, 18 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir

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Whoredom and idolatry of Ifracl. NUMBERS.

Israel numbered. also shall be a poffefiion for his enemies; 10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, and Israel shall do valianily.

saying, 19 Out of Jacob shall come he that 11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the shall have dominion, and fall destroy son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my him that remaineth of the city.

wrath away from the children of Israel, 20 And when he looked on Amalek, he while he was zealous for my fake among took up his parable,' and said, Amalek them, that I consumed not the children was the first of the nations; but his latter of Israel in my jealousy: end shall be that he perish for ever. 12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto

21 And he looked on the Kenites, and him my covenant of peace : took up his parable, and said, Strong is 13 And he shall have it, and his seed thy dwelling place, and thou puttest thy after him, even the covenant of an everpeit in a rock.

lafting priesthood; because he was zea22 Nevertheless the Kenite shall be lous for his God, and made an atonement wasted, until Asshur shall carry thee for the children of Israel. away captive.

14 Now the name of the Israelite that 23 And he took up his parable, and was Nain, even that was Nain with the said, Alas, who shall live when God Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son doeth this!

of Salu, a prince of a chief house among 24 And ships Moll come from the coast the Simeonites. of Chittim, and shall afflict Asthur, and 15 And the name of the Midianitish shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish woman that was Nain was Cozbi, the for ever.

daughter of Zur; he was head over a 25 And Balaam rose up, and went and people, and of a chief house in Midian. returned to his place : and Balak also 16 And the Lord spake unto Moses, went his way.

saying, CHA P. XXV.

17 Ver the Midianites, and smite 1 The Israelites' whoredom and idolatry. them : 6 Zimri and Cozbi Nain.

18 For they vex you with their wiles,

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people began to commit wlioredom matter of Peor, and in the matter of with the daughters of Moab.

Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of Mi. 2 And they called the people unto the dian, their lifter, which was slain in the facrifices of their gods : and the people day of the plague for Peor's sake. did eat, and bowed down to their gods.

CHAP. XXVI. 3 And Israel joined himself unto Baal- 1 Israel numbered, 52 The inheritance of peor: and the anger of the Lord was

the land divided. kindled against Ifrael. 4. And the Lord said unto Mofes

, Anbait came to pass after the plague,

that the LORD spake unto Moses Take all the heads of the people, and and unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the hang them up before the Lord against priest, saying, the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD 2 Take the sum of all the congregation may be turned away from Ifrael. of the children of Israel, from twenty

Ś And Mofes said unto the judges of years old and upward, throughout their Ifrael, Slay ye every one his men that father's house, all that are able to go to were joined unio Baal-peor.

war in Israel. 64 And, behold, one of the children 3 And Moses and Eleazar the priest of Israel came and brought unto his bre- fpake with them in the plains of Moab thren a Midianitish woman in the fight by Jordan near Jericho, saying, of Moses, and in the fight of all the con 4 Take the sum of the people, from twengregation of the children of Ifrael, who ty years old and upward; as the LORD were wecping before the door of the ta- commanded Moses and the children of bernacle of the congregation.

Ifrael, which went forth out of the land 7 And when Phinehas, the son of Ele- of Egypt. azar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, 5 Reuben, the eldest son of Israel : the he rose up from among the congregation, children of Reuben; Hanoch, of whom and took a javelin in his hand;

cometh the family of the Hanochites: of 2 And he went after the man of Israel Pallu, the family of the Palluites : into the tent, and thrust both of them 6. Of Hezron, the family of the Hezthrough, the man of Israel, and the wo-ronites: of Carmi, the family of the man through her belly. So the plague Carmites. was staiod from the children of Israel. 7 These are the families of the Reus

9 And those that died in the plague benites; and they that were numbered were twenty and four thousand.

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