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so did they. $1. And it came to pass the “ thou dealt thus with us, to carry us forth self-same day, that the LORD did bring the « out of Egypt? 12. Is not this the word children of Israel out of the land of Egypt, " that we did tell thee in Egypt, saying, by their armies.

« Let us alone, that we may serve the

“ Egyptians ? For it had been better for us CHAP. XIV.

“ to serve the Egyptians, than that we should AND the LORD spake unto Moses, say - die in the wilderness.” 13. And Moses A ing, 2. “Speak unto the children of said to the people, “ Fear yė not, stand Israel, that they turn and encamp before “ still, and see the salvation of the LORD, Pi-hahiroth, between Migdol and the 66 which he will shew to you to-day : for sea, over against Baal-zephon: before it " the Egyptians whom ye have seen toshall ye encamp by the sea. 3. For « day, ye shall see them again no more Pharaoh will say of the children of « for ever. 14. The LORD shall fight Israel, They are intangled in the land, “ for you, and ye shall hold your peace.”

the wilderness hath shut them in. 15. And the LORD said unto Moses, 14. And I will harden Pharaoh's heart, « Wherefore criest thou unto me? Speak

that he shall follow after them, and I « unto the children of Israel, that they go will be honoured upon Pharaoh, and 6 forward. 16. But lift thou up thy rod, upon all his host; that the Egyptians l « and stretch out thine hand over the sea, may know that I am the LORD." And “ and divide it : and the children of Israel bey did so. 5. And it was told the king « shall go on dry ground through the f Egypt, that the people fled: and the “ midst of the sea. 17. And I, behold, I eart of Pharaoh, and of his servants, was will harden the hearts of the Egyptians, -arned against the people, and they said, " and they shall follow them : and I will

Why have we done this, that we have “ get me honour upon Pharaoh, and upon

let Israel go from serving us?” 6. And ~ all his host, upon his chariots, and upon je made ready his chariot, and took his « his horsemen. 18. And the Egyptians people with him. 7. And he took six « shall know that I am the LORD, when I hundred chosen chariots, and all the cha 6 have gotten me honour upon Pharaoh, iots of Egypt, and captains over every one “ upon his chariots, and upon his horseof them. 8. And the LORD hardened the men.” 19. And the (1) angel of God, Jeart of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and he which went before the camp of Israel, yursued after the children of Israel : and removed and went behind them; and the he children of Israel went out with an high pillar of the cloud went from before their land. 9. But the Egyptians pursued after face, and stood behind them. 20. And it hem (all the horses and chariots of Pha came between the camp of the Egyptians aoh, and his horsemen and his army), and and the camp of Israel, and it was a cloud wertook them encamping by the sea, beside and darkness to them, but it gave light by fi-hahiroth before Baal-zephon. 10. And night to these : so that the one came not when Pharaoh drew nigh, the children of near the other all the night. 21. And Moses srael lift up their eyes, and behold, the stretched out his hand over the sea, and Egyptians marched after them, and they the LORD caused the sea to go back by a vere sore afraid : and the children of Israel strong east wind all that night, and made

ried out unto the LORD. 11. And they the sea dry land, and the waters were said unto Moses, “ Because there were no divided. 22. And the children of Israel

graves in Egypt, hast thou taken us away went into the midst of the sea upon the + to die in the wilderness ? Wherefore hast dry ground, and the waters were a wall

- (l) 0. 19. “ The angel of God.” In Exod. called “the Lord.” And see note on Exod. xii. 21. it is said, " the Lord went before them iii. 2. ante, that it was the belief of the ancient ** by day in a pillar of a cloud," &c. ; and in church, that these appearances were all made

erse 24 below, it is said, “the Lord looked Il by the Son, the second person in the Trinity. - through the pillar of fire,&c. So that the person here called “ the angel of God," is there 11

unto them on their right hand, and on their left. 23. And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them, to the midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots and his horsemen. 24. And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the LORD looked unto the host of the Egyptians, through the pillar of fire, and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians. 25. And took off their chariot wheels, that they drave them heavily: so that the Egyptians said, “ Let us flee from the face of Israel; “ for the Lord fighteth for them, against “ the Egyptians." 26. And the LORD said unto Moses, - Stretch out thine hand « over the sea, that the waters may come 6 again upon the Egyptians, upon their « chariots, and upon their horsemen.” 27. And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to his

strength when the morning appeared, and the Egyptians fled against it ; and the Lone overthrew the Egyptians in the midst ei the sea. 28. And the waters returned za covered the chariots, and the horsese, and all the host of Pharaoh that came a the sea after them : there remained met e much as one of them. 29. But the dren of Israel walked upon dry landen midst of the sea : and the waterska i wall unto them on their right hand, aly their left. 30. Thus the LORD saved at that day out of the hand of the Egyp? and Israel saw the Egyptians dead uport sea-shore. 31. And Israel saw that work which the LORD did upon the tians: and the people feared the La and believed the LORD, and his serta Moses.


“ tion are holy every one of them, and the CHAP. XVI.

« LORD is among them: wherefore there NTOW(a) Korah the son of (6) Izhar, the « lift you up yourselves above the congte

son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and l « gation of the LORD?" 4. And w Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, and Moses heard it, he fell upon his fr. On the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, 5. And he spake unto Korah and unto al took (c) men. 2. And they rose up before || his company, saying, “ Even to-moto Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, Il “ the LORD will shew who are his, si two hundred and fifty princes of the assem Il « is (S) holy; and will cause bimack bly, famous in the congregation, men of “ near unto him: even him whom renown. 3. And they gathered themselves « chosen will he cause to come near Es together against Moses and against Aaron, « him. 6. This do; take you cerca and said unto them, “ (d) Ye take too much Il “ Korah, and all his company; 7.! sc upon you ; seeing (e) all the congrega- « put fire therein, and put incense in die

(a) Rather more than two years after the departure from Egypt, after the sentence that they should be forty years in the wilderness, i Hales, 397. Before the birth of Christ 1489.

(6) v. 1. “ Izhar.” He was brother to Amram; the father of Moses and Aaron: Korah therefore was cousin to Moses and Aaron. 2 Hales, 214.

(c) v.v. ir took men,” or “ were set on " edge,' or “ assembled."

(d) v. 3. “ Ye take too much upon you." God had ordered Moses, Exod. xl. 13. 15. to anoint Aaron and his sons, that they might | minister unto God in the priest's office, and any stranger who should come nigh (i. e. so to

minister) was to be put to death. Levit. u. The Levites were given to Aaron, and to sons, to minister unto them, to keep the 193 ments of the tabernacle and to do the service the tabernacle, Numb. iii. 7. 8. 9. and Numb. i. 50. — viii. 19. and this ercia privilege in the family of Aaron, and the su dinate condition of the Levites, seems to been the ground of this rebellion. ,

(e) v. 3. “ All the congregation are ho and therefore, as they would infer, all eque admissible into the priest's office

() v.5. 7. “ Holy," or "separac selected for his service." Heb.

before the LORD to morrow; and it shall || with Moses and Aaron. 19. And Korah be that the man whom the LORD doth gathered all the congregation against them, choose, he shall be holy: ge take too unto the door of the tabernacle of the conmuch upon you, ye sons of Levi.gregation : and the glory of the LORD ap· And Moses said unto Korah, “ Hear, I peared unto all the congregation. 20. And pray you, ye sons of Levi: 9. Seemeth the LORD spake unto Moses, and unto it but a small thing unto you, that the Aaron, saying, 21. “ Separate yourselves God of Israel hath separated you from | “ from among this congregation, that I may the congregation of Israel, to bring you “ consume them in a moment." 22. And near to himself, to do the service of the they fell upon their faces, and said, “O tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand be « God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, fore the congregation, to minister unto ~ shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth them? 10. And he hath brought thee “ with all the congregation ?" 23. And near to him, and all thy brethren the sons the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, of Levi with thee : and seek ye the 24. “Speak unto the congregation, saying, priesthood also ? u. For which cause “ Get you up from about the (i) tabernacle both thou, and all thy company are “ of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.” 25. And gathered together against the LORD: Moses rose up, and went unto Dathan and and what (f) is Aaron that ye murmur Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed against him?” 12. And Moses sent to him., 26. And he spake unto the congreall Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab: gation, saying, “ Depart, I pray you, from hich said, “ We will not come up. 13. Is " the tents of these wicked men, and touch

it a small thing that thou hast brought 1“ nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed i us up out of a land, that floweth with « in all their sins.” 27. So they gat up | milk and honey, to kill us in the wilder from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and

ness, except thou make thyself altoge | Abiram on every side : and Dathan and

ther a prince over us? 14. Moreover, Abiram came out, and stood in the door I thou hast not brought us into a land that of their tents, and their wives, and their

floweth with milk and honey, or given sons, and their little children. 28. And rus inheritance of fields, and vineyards : Moses said, “ Hereby ye shall know that r wilt thou (8) put out the eyes of these " the LORD hath sent me to do all these ( men ? we will not come up." 15. And « works : for I have not done them of mine Moses was very wroth, and said unto the is own mind. 29. If these men die the LORD, “ Respect not thou their offering : 6 common death of all men, or if they be " I have not taken one ass from them, “ visited after the visitation of all men: i neither have I hurt one of them.” then the LORD hath not sent me. 30. But 16. And Moses said unto Korah, “ Be “ if the LORD make a new thing, and the

thou and all thy company before the 6 earth open her mouth, and swallow them LORD ; thou, and they, and Aaron to “ up, with all that appertain unto them, morrow : 17. And take every man his " and they go down quick into the pit ; censer, and put incense in them, and " then ye shall understand that these men bring ye before the LORD, every man “ have provoked the LORD.” 31. And it

his censer, two hundred and fifty cen came to pass as he had made an end of «« sers ; thou also and Aaron, each of you speaking all these words, that the ground

his censer.” 18. And they took every clave asunder that was under them : man his censer, and put fire in them, and 32. And the earth opened her mouth, and laid incense thereon, (b) and stood in the swallowed them up, and their houses, and door of the tabernacle of the congregation all the men that appertained unto Korah,

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and all their goods. 33. They, and all that | said unto Aaron, “Take á censer, and put appertained to them went down alive into “ fire therein from off the altar, and put the pit, and the earth closed upon them : “ on incense, and go quickly unto the and they perished from among the congre o congregation, and make an atonement gation. 34. And all Israel that were round “ for them: for there is wrath gone out about them, filed at the cry of them : for “ from the LORD; the plague is begun. they said, “ Lest the earth swallow us up 47. And Aaron took as Moses commanded « also." 35. And there came out a fire and ran into the midst of the congregation from the LORD, and consumed the two and behold, the plague was begun among hundred and fifty men that offered incense. the people ; and he put on incense, 20 36. And the LORD spake unto Moses, say made an atonement for the people. 48. And ing, 37. “ Speak unto Eleazar the son of he stood between the dead and the living, " Aaron the priest, that he take up the and the plague was stayed. 49. Now the « censers out of the burning, and scatter that died in the plague were fourtee o thou the fire yonder; for they are hal thousand and seven hundred, beside then " lowed. 38. The censers of these sinners that died about the matter of Koral " against their own souls, let them make 50. And Aaron returned unto Moses unto « them broad plates for a covering of the the door of the tabernacle of the congreg “ altar : for they offered them before the tion : and the plague was stayed. « LORD, therefore they are hallowed : and " they shall be a sign unto the children of

CHAP. XXII. 66 Israel.” 39. And Eleazar the priest took AND the children of Israel set forward the brazen censers, wherewith they that A and pitched (k) in the plains of Mesh were burnt had offered; and they were on (l) this side Jordan by Jericho. 2.44 made broad plates for a covering of the Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Ind. altar : 40. To be a memorial unto the had done to the Amorites. 3. And Md children of Israel, that no stranger, which was sore afraid of the people, because that is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to were many : and Moab was distressed, be offer incense before the LORD; that he be cause of the children of Israel. 4. And not as Korah, and as his company: as the Moab said unto the elders of Midian LORD said to him by the hand of Moses. “ Now shall this company lick up all the 41. But on the morrow, all the congrega " are round about us, as the ox licketh up tion of the children of Israel murmured " the grass of the field.” And Balak the against Moses, and against Aaron, saying, son of Zippor, was king of the Moabites & « Ye have killed the people of the LORD." that time. 5. He sent messengers there 42. And it came to pass, when the congre fore unto Balaam the son of (m) Beor, to gation was gathered against Moses and Pethor, which is by the river of the land against Aaron, that they looked toward the of the children of (12) his people, to cil tabernacle of the congregation: and behold, him, saying, “ Behold, there is a peopt the cloud covered it, and the glory of the « come out from Egypt : behold, they LORD appeared. 43. And Moses and Aaron " cover the face of the earth, and they came before the tabernacle of the congre « abide over against me. 6. Comen gation. 44. And the LORD spake unto " therefore, I pray thee, curse me te Moses, saying, 45. “ Get you up from “ people, for they are too mighty for me? 6 among this congregation, that I may Il “ peradventure I shall prevail, that we mati « consume them as in a moment:" and Il « smite them, and that I may drive them they fell upon their faces. 46. And Moses « out of the land : for I wot that he who

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thou blessest is blessed, and he whom the servants of Balak, « If Balak would

thou cursést, is cursed.” 7. And the “ give me his house full of silver and gold, Iders of Moab, and the elders of Midian • I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD éparted, with the rewards of divination in « my God, to do less or more. 19. Now heir hand; and they came unto Balaam, “ therefore, I pray you, tarry ye also here nd spake unto him the words of Balak. this night, (0) that I may know what the . And he said unto them, “ Lodge « LORD will say unto me more.” 20. And - here this night, and I will bring you God came unto Balaam at night, and said

word again as the LORD shall speak unto unto him, “ If the men come to call thee, * me.” And the princes of Moab abode “ rise up, and go with them ; but yet the with Balaam. 9. And God came unto « word which I shall say unto thee, that Balaam, and said, " What men are these | “ shalt thou do." 21. And Balaam (q) rose * with thee ?" 10. And Balaam said unto up in the morning, and saddled his ass, God, “ Balak the son of Zippor, king and went with the princes of Moab. Ec of Moab, hath sent unto me, saying, 22. And God's anger was (r)kindled because * II. Behold, there is a people come out he went: and the angel of the LORD stood << of Egypt, which covereth the face of the in the way for an adversary against him: Es earth : come now, curse me them; per. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his *s adventure I shall be able to overcome two servants were with him. 23. And the «« them, and drive them out.” 12. And ass saw the angel of the LORD standing in God said unto Balaam, “ Thou shalt not the way, and his sword drawn in his hand :

go with them, thou shalt not curse the and the ass turned aside out of the way, and * people: for they are blessed.” 13. And went into the field : and Balaam smote the Balaam rose up in the morning, and said ass to turn her into the way. 24. But the unto the princes of Balak, « Get you into angel of the LORD stood in a path of the “ your land : for the LORD (6) refuseth to vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a “ give me leave to go with you.” 14. And wall on that side. 25. And when the ass the princes of Moab rose up, and they went saw the angel of the LORD, she thrust herunto Balak, and said, “ Balaam refuseth self unto the wall, and crusht Balaam's foot " to come with us." 15. And Balak sent against the wall : and he smote her again, yet again princes, more, and more honour 26. And the angel of the LORD went furable than they. 16. And they came to ther, and stood in a narrow place, where Balaam, and said to him, “ Thus saith Ba was no way to turn either to the right hand “ lak the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I or to the left. 27. And when the ass saw “ pray thee, hinder thee from coming unto the angel of the LORD, she fell down under “ me: 17. For I will promote thee unto Balaam : and Balaam's anger was kindled, « very great honour, and I will do whatso and he smote the ass with a staff. 28. And " ever thou sayest unto me: Comé there the LORD opened the mouth of the ass, « fore, I pray thee, cursé mé this people." and she said unto Balaam, “ What have I 18. And Balaam answered and said unto « done unto thee, that thou hast smitten


(6) v. 13.“ Refuseth, &c.” So that Balaam did not tell them all that God had said unto him: by suppressing, “ that he was not to curse them, " for they were blessed,he left himself open to further solicitations.

() v. 19. “ That I may know, &c.” This desire to have a second communication from God after he had received one that was decisive, shewed too earnest a disposition on Balaam's part to accede to Balak's wishes, and obtain his rewards. It is accordingly reprobated, 2 Pet. ii. 15. where he speaks of persons who " are gone astray, following the way of Balaam

« the son of Bosor, who loved the wages of “ unrighteousness : but was rebuked for his “ iniquity: the dumb ass speaking with “ man's voice, forbad the madness of the proo phet."

(9) 0.21. “ Rose up." i.e. as Mr. Shuck. ford understands it, “ of his own accord, with " out waiting for their calling him." 3 Shuckf. 133, 4.

7) v. 22. “ Kindled,” on account of his inclination to go with the men for the sake of their rewards, after the plain intimation he had received from God to deter him,

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