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Canaanites to be destroyed. CHAP. XXXIV. Coasts and borders of Canaan. LORD, and died there, in the fortieth year

CHAP. XXXIV. of the land of Egypt, in the first day of AND the Lord spake unto Moses, say.

2 Command the children of Israel, and 39 And Aaron was a hundred and say unto them, When ye come into the twenty and three years old when he died land of Canaan; (this is the land that in mount Hor.

shall fall unto you fòr an inheritance, even 40 And king Arad the Canaanite, which the land of Canaan with the coasts thereof:) dwelt in the south in the land of Canaan, 3 Then your south quarter shall be from heard of the coming of the children of Is- the wilderness of Zin along by the coast rael.

of Edom, and your south border shall be 41 And they departed from mount Hor, the outmost coast of the salt sea eastward: and pitched in Zalmonah.

4. And your border shall turn from the 42 And they departed from Zalmonah, south to the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass and pitched in Punon.

on to Zin: and the going forth thereof 43 And they departed from Punon, and shall be from the south to Kadesh-barnea, pitched in Oboth.

and shall go on to Hazar-addar, and pass 44 And they departed from Oboth, and on to Azmon : pitched in lje-abarim, in the border of 5 And the border shall fetch a compass Moab.

from Azmon unto the river of Egypt, and 45 And they departed from lim, and the goings out of it shall be at the sea. pitched in Dibon-gad.

6 And as for the western border, ye 46 And they removed from Dibon-gad, shall even have the great sea for a border: and encamped in Almon-diblathaim. this shall be your west border.

47 And they removed from Almon-dibla 7 And this shall be your north border: thaim, and pitched in the mountains of from the great sea ye shall point out for Abarim, before Nebo.

you mount Hor: 48 And they departed from the moun 8 From mount Hor ye shall point out tains of Abarim, and pitched in the plains your border unto the entrance of Hamath: of Moab by Jordan near Jericho. and the goings forth of the border shall be

49 And they pitched by Jordan, from to Zedad: Beth-jesimoth even unto Abel-shittim in 9 And the border shall go on to Ziphron, the plains of Moab.

and the goings out of it shall be at Hazar50 I And the Lord spake unto Moses enan: this shall be your north border. in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Je 10 And ye shall point out your east borricho, saying,

der from Hazar-enan to Shepham : 51 Speak unto the children of Israel, 11 And the coast shall go down from and say unto them, When ye are passed Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of over Jordan into the land of Canaan; Ain; and the border shall descend, and

52. Then ye shall drive out all the shall reach unto the side of the sea of Chininhabitants of the land from before you, nereth eastward : and destroy all their pictures, and destroy 12 And the border shall go down to all their molten images, and quite pluck Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at down all their high places :

the salt sea : This shall be your land with 53 And ye shall dispossess the inhabit- the coasts thereof round about. ants of the land, and dwell therein: for 13 And Moses commanded the children I have given you the land to possess it. of Israel, saying, This is the land which

54 And ye shall divide the land by lot ye shall inherit by lot, which the LORD for an inheritance among your families : commanded to give unto the nine tribes, and to the more ye shall give the more in- and to the half tribe : heritance, and to the fewer ye shall give 14 For the tribe of the children of Reu. the less inheritance : every man's inherit-ben, according to the house of their

fathers, ance shall be in the place where his lot and the tribe of the children of Gad acfalleth ; according to the tribes of your cording to the house of their fathers, have fathers ye shall inherit.

received their inheritance; and half the 55 But if ye will ndt drive out the in-tribe of Manasseh have received their inhabitants of the land from before you ; heritance : then it shall come to pass, that those which 15 The two tribes and the half-tribe ye let remain of them shall be pricks in have received their inheritance on this your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and side Jordan near Jericho eastward, toward shall vex you in the land wherein ye the sun-rising, dwell.

16 | And the Lord spake unto Moses, 56 Moreover, it shall come to pass, that saying, I shall do unto you, as I thought to do unto 17 These are the names of the men tben.

which shall divide the land unto you:

Cities given to the Levites. NUMBERS.

The laws of murder. Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of the Levites shall be forty and eight cities : Nun.

them shall ye give with their suburbs. 18 And ye shall take one prince of every 8 And the cities which ye shall give tribe, to divide the land by inheritance. shall be of the possession of the children of

19 And the names of the men are these : Israel: from them that have many ye shall Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Je- give many; but from them that have few phunneh.

ye shall give few: every one shall give of 20 And of the tribe of the children of his cities unto the Levites according to his Simeon, Shemuel the son of Aminihud. inheritance which he inheriteth.

21 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the 9 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, son of Chislon.

saying, 22 And the prince of the tribe of the 10 Speak unto the children of Israel, children of Dan, Bukki the son of Jogli. and say unto them, When ye be come over

23 The prince of the children of Joseph, Jordan into the land of Canaan; for the tribe of the children of Manasseh, 11 Then ye shall appoint you cities to Hanniel the son of Ephod.

be cities of refuge for you; that the slayer 24 And the prince of the tribe of the may flee thither, which killeth any person children of Ephraim, Kemuel the son of at unawares. Shipbtan.

12 And they shall be unto you cities for 25 And the prince of the tribe of the refuge from the avenger; that the manchildren of Zebulun, Elizaphan the son of slayer die not, until he stand before the Parnach.

congregation in judgment. 26 And the prince of the tribe of the 13 And of these cities which ye shall children of Issachar, Paltiel the son of give, six cities shall ye have for refuge. Azzan.

14 Ye shall give three cities on this side 27 And the prince of the tribe of the Jordan, and three cities shall ye give in children of Asher, Ahihud the son of She- the land of Canaan, which shał be cities lomi.

of refuge. 28 And the prince of the tribe of the 15 These six cities shall be a refuge, children of Naphtali, Pedahel the son of both for the children of Israel, and for the Ammihud.

stranger, and for the sojourner among 29 These are they whom the Lord them: that every one that killeth any percommanded to divide the inheritance unto son unawares 'may flee thither. the childrenof Israel in the land of Canaan. 16 And if he smite him with an instru. CHAP. XXXV.

ment of iron, so that he die, he is a murND the Lord spake unto Moses in derer: the murderer shall surely be put to Jericho, saying,

17 And if he smite him with throwing a 2 Command the children of Israel, that stone, wherewith he may die, and.he die, they give unto the Levites of the inherit- he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely ance of their possession cities to dwell in; be put to death. and ye shall give also unto the Levites 18 Or if he smite him with a handsuburbs for the cities round about them. weapon of wood, wherewith he may die,

3. And the cities shall they have to and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer dwell in; and the suburbs of them shall be shali Surely be put to death. for their cattle, and for their goods, and 19 The revenger of blood himself shall for all their beasts.

slay the murderer: when he meeteth him, 4 And the suburbs of the cities which ye he shall slay him. shall give unto the Levites, shall reach 20 But it he thrust him of hatred, or hur) from the wall of the city and outward a at him by laying of wait, that he die; thousand cubits round about.

21 Or in enmity smite him with his 5 And ye shall measure from without hand, that he die: he that smote him sball the city on the east side two thousand cu- surely be put to death; for he is a murbits, and on the south side two thousand derer: the revenger of blood shall slay cubits, and on the west side two thousand the murderer, when he meeteth him. cubits, and on the north side two thousand 22 But if he thrust him suddenly withcubits; and the city shall be in the midst : out enmity, or have cast upon him any this shall be to them the suburbs of the cities. thing without laying of wait,

6 And among the cities which ye shall 23 Or with any stone, wherewith a man give unto the Levites there sill be six may die, seeing him not, and cast it upon cities for refuge, which ye shall appoint him, that he die, and was not his enemy, for the manslayer, that he may flee thither: neither sought his harm: and to them ye shall add forty and two 24 Then the congregation shall judge cities.

between the slayer and the revenger of 7 So all the cities which ye shall give to blood according to these judgments :

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Daughters inheritance saved. CHAP. I. Daughters of Zelophiehad narried.

25 And the congregation shall deliver 3 And if they he married to any of the the slayer out of the hand of the revenger sons of the other tribes of the children of of blood, and the congregation shall restore Israel, then shall their inheritance be him to the city of his refuge, whither he taken from the inheritance of our fathers, was fled: and he shall abide in it unto the and shall be put to the inheritance of the death of the high priest, which was anoint-tribe whereunto they are received: so ed with the holy oil...)

shall it be taken from the lot of our in26 But if the slayer shall at any time heritance. come without the border of the city of his 4 And when the jubilee of the children refuge, whither he was fled;

of Israel shall be, then shall their inherit27 And the revenger of blood find him ance be put unto the inheritance of the without the borders of the city of his refuge, tribe whereunto they are received: so shall and the revenger of blood kill the slayer; their inheritance be taken away from the he shall not be guilty of blood:

inheritance of the tribe of our fathers. 28 Because he should have remained 5 And Moses commanded the children in the city of his refuge until the death of of Israel according to the word of the LORD, the high priest: but after the death of the saying, The tribe of the sons of Joseph high priest the slayer shall return into the hath said well. land of his possession.

6 This is the thing which the Lord doth 29 So these things shall be for a statute command concerning the daughters of Zeof judgment unto you throughout your lophehad, saying, Let them marry to whoin generations in all your dwellings. they think best; only to the family of the

30 Whoso killeth any person, the mur-tribe of their father shall they marry. derer shall be put to death by the mouth 7 So shall not the inheritance of the of witnesses: but one witness shall not tes- children of Israel remove froin tribe to tify against any person to cause him to die. tribe: for every one of the children of

31 Moreover, ye shall take no satisfaction Israel shall keep himself to the inheritance for the life of a murderer, which is guilty of the tribe of his fathers. of death: but he shall be surely put to death. 8 And every daughter, that possesseth

32 And ye shall take no satisfaction for an inheritance in any tribe of the children him that is fled to the city of his refuge, of Israel, shall be wife unto one of the that he should come again to dwell in the family of the tribe of her father, that the land, until the death of the priest. children of Israel may enjoy every man

33 So ye shall not pollute the land the inheritance of his fatheis. wherein ye are: for blood it defileth the 9 Neither shall the inheritance remove land : and the land cannot be cleansed of from one tribe to another tribe; but every the blood that is shed therein, but by the one of the tribes of the children of Israel blood of him that shed it.

sball keep himself to his own inheritance. 34 Defile not therefore the land which 10 | Even as the LORD commanded ye shall inhabit, wherein I dwell: for I the Moses, so did the daughters of ZelopheLORD dwell among the children of Israel. had: CHAP. XXXVI.

11 For Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, the children of Gilead, the son of Zelophehad, were married unto their faMachir,the son of Manasseh, of the fami- ther's brothers' sons: lies of the sons of Joseph, came near, and 12 And they were married into the famispake before Moses, and before the princes, lies of the sons of Manasseh the son of Jothe chief fathers of the children of Israel: seph, and their inheritance remained in

2 And they said, The LORD commanded the tribe of the family of their father. my lord to give the land for an inheritance 13 These are the commandments and by lot to the children of Israel: and my the judgments, which the Lord commandlord was commanded by the LORD to give ed by the hand of Moses unto the children the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother of Israel in the plains of Moab by Jordan unto his daughters.

near Jericho.


I The Fifth Book of Moses, called DEUTERONOMY.

2 (There are eleven days' journey from
THESE be the words which Moses Horeb by the way of Mount Seir unto Ka-

spake unto all Israel on this side Jor-desh-barnea.) dan in the wilderness, in the plain over 3 And it came to pass in the fortieth against the Red sea, between Paran, and year, in the eleventh month, on the first Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and day of the month, that Moses spake unto Dizahab.

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Moses rehearses the story of DEUTERONOMY.

God's promise. that the Lord had given him in command-way of the mountain of the Amorites, as ment unto them;

the Lord our God commanded us ; and we 4 After he had slain Sihon the king of came to Kadesh-barnea. the Amorites, which dwelt in Heshbon, 20 And I said unto you, Ye are come and Og the king of Bashan, which dwelt unto the mountain of the Amorites, which at Astaroth in Edrei:

the Lord our God doth give unto us. 5 On this side Jordan, in the land of 21 Behold, the LORD thy God hath set Moab, began Moses to declare this law, the land before thee: go up and possess it, saying,

as the LORD God of thy fathers bath said 6 The LORD our God spake unto us in unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged. Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long enough 22 | And ye came near unto me every in this mount:

one of you, and said, We will send men 7 Turn you, and take your journey, and before us, and they shall search us out the go to the mount of the Amorites, and unto land, and bring us word again by what all the places nigh thereunto, in the plain, way we must go up, and into what cities in the hills, and in the vale, and in the we shall come. south, and by the sea-side, to the land of 23 And the saying pleased me well: and the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto I took twelve men of you, one of a tribe : the great river, the river Euphrates. 24 And they turned and went up into

8 Behold, I have set the land before the mountain, and came unto the valley of you: go in and possess the land which the Eshcol, and searched it out. LORD sware unto your fathers, Abraham, 25 And they took of the fruit of the land Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and in their hands, and brought it down unto to their seed after them.

us, and brought us word again, and said, 9. And I spake unto you at that time. It is a good land wbich the Lord our God saying, I am not able to bear you myself doth give us. alone:

26 Notwithstanding, ye would not go 10 The Lord your God hath multiplied up, but rebelled against the commandment you, and behold, ye are this day as the of the LORD your God: stars of heaven for multitude.

27 And ye murmured in your tents, and 11 (The Lord God of your fathers make said, Because the Lord hated us, he hath you a thousand times so many more as ye brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, are, and bless you, as he hath promised to deliver us into the hand of the Amoyou!).

rites, to destroy us. 12 How can I myself alone bear your 28 Whither shall we go up? our brethcumbrance, and your burden, and your ren have discouraged our heart, saying, strife ?

The people is greater and taller than we; 13Take youwise men, and understand- the cities are great and walled up to heaing, and known among your tribes, and I ven; and moreover, we have scen the sons will make them rulers over you.

of the Anakims there. 14 And ye answered me, and said, The 29 Then I said unto you, Dread not, thing which thou hast spoken is good for neither be afraid of them. as to do.

30 The LORD your God which goeth be15 So I took the chief of your tribes, fore you, he shall fight for you, according wise men, and known, and made them to all that he did for you in Egypt before heads over you, captains over thousands, your eyes; and captains over hundreds, and captains 31 And in the wilderness, where thou over fifties, and captains over tens, and hast seen how that the Lord thy God bare officers among your tribes.

thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the 16 And I charged your judges at that way that ye went, until ye came into this time, saying, Hear the causes between place. your brethren, and judge righteously be 32 Yet in this thing ye did not believe tween every man and his brother, and the the LORD your God, stranger that is with him.

33 Who went in the way before you, to 17 Ye shall not respect persons in judg- search you out a place to pitch your tents ment; but ye shall bear the small as well in, in fire by night, to shew you by what as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the way ye should go, and in a cloud by day. face of man; for the judgment is God's: 34 And the LORD heard the voice of your and the cause that is too hard for you, words, and was wroth, and sware, saying, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.

35 Surely there shall not one of these 18 And I commanded you at that time men of this evil generation see that good all the things which ye should do. land, which Isware togive untoyour fathers,

19 | And when we departed from Ho 36 Save Caleb the son of Jepbunneb; reb, we went through all that great and he shall see it, and to him will I give the terrible wilderness, which ye saw by the land that he bath trodden upon, and to his

Relating to the Edoinutes, CHAP. II. the Moabites, and the Aminonites. children, because he hath wholly followed these forty years the Lord thy God hath the LORD.

been with thee: thou hast lacked nothing, 37 Also the Lord was angry with me, 8 And when we passed by from our for your sakes, saying, Thou also shalt not brethren the children of Esau, which dwelt go in ihither.

in Seir, through the way of the plain from 38 But Joshua the son of Nun, which Elath, and from Ezion-gaber, we turned standeth before thee, he shall go in thither, and passed by the way of the wilderness Encourage him: for he shall cause Israel of Moab. to inherit it.

9 | And the Lord said unto me, Dis39 Moreover, your little ones, which ye tress not the Moabites, neither contend said should be a prey, and your children, with them in battle: for I will not give which in that day had no knowledge be- thee of their land for a possession ; between good and evil, they shall go in thi- cause I have given År unto the children of ther, and unto them will I give it, and they Lot for a possession, shall possess it.

10 (The Emims dwelt therein in times 40 But as for you, turn you, and take past, a people great, and many, and tall as your journey into the wilderness by the the Anakims; way of the Red sea.

11 Which also were accounted giants, 41 Then ye answered and said unto me, as the Anakims; but the Moabites cali We have sinned against the LORD, we will them Emims. go up and fight, according to all that the 12 The Horims also dwelt in Seir be. LORD our God commanded us. And when fore-time, but the children of Esau sucye had girded on every man his weapons ceeded them, when they had destroyed of war, ye were ready to go up into the hill. them from before them, and dwelt in their

42 And the LORD said unto me, Say stead; as Israel did unto the land of his posunto them, Go not up, neither fight; for 1 session, which the Lord gave uuto them.) am not among you ; lest ye be smitten be 13 Now rise up, said I, and get you over fore your enemies.

the brook Zered: and we went over the 43 So I spake unto you; and ye would brook Zered. not hear, but rebelled against the com 14 And the space in which we came from mandment of the LORD, and went pre- Kadesh-barnea, until we were come over sumptuously up into the bill.

the brook Zered, was thirty and eight 44 And the Amorites, which dwelt in years ; until all the generation of the men that mountain, came out against you, and of war were wasted out from among the chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you host, as the LORD sware unto them. in Seir, even unto Hormah.

15 For indeed the band of the LORD was 45 And ye returned and wept before the against them, to destroy them from among LORD; but the LORD would not hearken to the host, until they were consumed. your voice, nor give ear unto you.

16 So it came to pass, when all the men 46 So ye abode in Kadesh many days, of war were consumed and dead from according unto the days that ye abode there. among the people, CHAP. II.

17 T That the Lord spake unto me, WHEN we turned, and took our journey saying,

18 Thou art to pass over through Ar, Red sca,

as the Lord spake unto me: and the coast of Moab, this day : we compassed mount Seir many days. 19 And when thou comest nigh over

2 And the LORD spake unto me, saying, against the children of Ammon, distress

3 Ye have compassed this mountain long them not, nor meddle with them: for I will enough: turn you northward.

not give thee of the land of the children of 4 And command thou the people, say- Ammon any possession ; because I have ing, Ye are to pass through the coast of given it unto the children of Lot for a posyour brethren the children of Esau, which session. dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of 20 (That also was accounted a land of you: take ye good heed unto yourselves giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; therefore :

and the Aminonites call them Zamzuin5 Meddle not with them; for I will not mims; give you of their land, no, not so much as 21 A people great, and many, and tall a foot-breadth; because I havegiven mount as the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed Seir unto Esau for a possession. them before them; and they succeeded

6 Ye shall buy meat of them for money, them, and dwelt in their stead : that ye may eat; and ye shall also buy wa 22 As he did to the children of Esau, ter of them for money, that ye may drink. which dwelt in Seir, when he destroyed

7 For the Lord thy God haih blessed thee the Horims from before them; and they in all the works of shy hand: he knoweth succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead thy walking through this great wilderness: leven unto this day:

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