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16, 28.

r See

Deut. 3. 29.

17 Let us pafs, I pray thee, through thy country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go by the kings high-way, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have paffed thy borders.

18 And Edom faid unto him, Thou fhalt not pass by me, left I come out against thee with the word.



Aaron dieth in mount Hor. commanded and they went up into Before mount Hor, in the fight of all the Chrift congregation.




28 y And Mofes ftripped Aaron of Exod. his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his fon; and z Aaron died z Deut. there in the top of the mount: and 32.50. Mofes and Eleazar came down from 1452. the mount.

29 And when all the congregation faw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, as Deut even all the houfe of Ifrael.


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4 The people plagued with fiery fer-
pents, 7 are healed by a brafen ferpents
ND when king Arad the Ca- a Chap
naanite, which dwelt in the see judg
fouth, heard tell that Ifrael came by
the way of the fpies; then he fought
against Ifrael, and took some of them

2 And Ifrael vowed a vow unto the
LORD, and faid, If thou wilt indeed
deliver this people into my hand, then
I will utterly deftroy their cities.

3 And the LORD hearkened to the
voice of Ifrael, and delivered up the
19 And the children of Ifrael faid Canaanites: and they utterly de-
unto him, We will go by the high-ftroyed them and their cities: and
way and if I and my cattle drink of he called the name of the place
thy water, then I will pay for it I Hormah.
will only (without doing any thing
elje) go through on my feet.

20 And he said, Thou shalt not go through. And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a ftrong hand.

21 Thus Edom refufed to give Ifrael paffage through his border: wherefore Ifrael 3 turned away from Judg. 11. him.

3 Deut. 2.4.5.


! Ehap. 33-37

t Chip. 21.4.

f Heb.

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22 And the children of Ifrael, even the whole congregation, journeyed from Kadesh, and came unto mount Hor.

23 And the LORD fpake unto Mofes and Aaron, in mount Hor, by the coaft of the land of Edom, faying,

24 Aaron fhall be gathered unto his people; for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Ifrael, becaufe ye rebelled against my † word at the water of Meribah.'

25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his fon, Ben. 32. and bring them up unto mount Hor: 26 And ftrip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his fon: and Aaron fhall be gathered unto his people, and fhall die there.

27 And Moles did as the LORD

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The journeyings of the Ifraelites.
Before ten any man, when he beheld the
Chrift ferpent of brafs, he lived.



10 And the children of Ifrael A chap. fet forward, and pitched in Oboth. 11 And they journeyed from Oboth, and i pitched at || Ije-abarim, Orbraps in the wilderness which is before of Abarin Moab, toward the fun-rifing.

i Chap. 33.44.

k Deut. 2.13.

1 Judg.

21. 15.

Or, Pabeb, In Supbab.

12 From thence they removed, and pitched in the valley of Zared.

13 From thence they removed, and pitched on the other fide of Arnon, which is in the wildernets that cometh out of the coafts of the Amorites: for ! Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.

14 Wherefore it is faid in the book of the wars of the LORD, What he did in the Red fea, and in the brooks of Arnon,

15 And at the stream of the brooks that goeth down to the dwelling of m Deut. Ar, mand † lieth upon the border of Moab.

2. 18.

+ Heb. Leane b. ⚫ Judg. 9. 21.

+Heb. Afcend. лот,

16 And from thence they went "to Beer: that is the well whereof the LORD fpake unto Mofes, Gather the people together, and I will give them


17¶Then Ifrael fang this fong, + Spring up, Owell, fing ye unto it:

18 The princes digged the well, anwer the nobles of the people digged it, by the direction of the law-giver, with

+ Hed. Keld. W or, the bill. o Chap. 23.28. Northe wild.7rest.

their staves. And from the wildernefs they went to Mattanah:

19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel and from Nahaliel to Bamoth : 20 And from Bamoth in the valley that is in the country of Moab, to the top of Pifgah, which looketh • toward Jethimon.

21 ¶ And P Ifrael fent meffengers anto Sihon king of the Amorites,

Pt. 2 faying,

020.27. Judy. 11. 19.

Chap. 20.17.

r Deut. 29.7.

229 Let me pafs through thy land; we will not turn into the fields, or into the vineyards, we will not drink of the waters of the well: but we will go along by the kings highway, until we be past thy borders.

23 And Sihon would not fuffer Ifrael to país through his border; but Sihon gathered all his people together, and went out againit Ifrael into Judg. 11. the wilderness: and he came to JaDeut. 2. haz, and fought against Ifrael. 32. & 29. 24 And Ifrael (mote him with



Sibon and Og overcomë. children of Ammon was strong. Before 25 And Ifrael took all these cities: Chrift and Ifrael dwelt in all the cities of 1452. the Amorites, in Hethbon, and in all villages thereof.

+ Heb.


the 26 For Hefhbon was the city of ters Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even unto Arnon.

27 Wherefore, they that speak in proverbs, fay, Come into Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and prepared.


28 For there is a fire gone out of u Jer. 48. Hethbon, a flame from the city of Sihon it hath confumed Ar of Moab, and the lords of the high places of Arnon.

29 Wo to thee, Moab; thou art undone, O people of Chemoth: he hath given his fons that escaped, and his daughters, into captivity unto Sihon king of the Amorites.


Judg.11. xines

11.7.33. 2. Kings 23.3.

15, 22.

30 We have thot at them; Hefh. bon is perished even y unto Dibon, y jer. 48. and we have laid them wafte even unto Nophah, which reacheth unto Medeba.

31 ¶Thus Ifrael dwelt in the land of the Amorites.

32 And Mofes fent to fpie out Jaazer, and they took the villages thereof, and drove out the Amorites that

were there.


33¶ And they turned and went 2 Deut. up by the way of Bafhan: and Og 29.7. the king of Bathan went out againft them, he, and all his people, to the battel a at Edrei.

a jom. 13. 32.


34 And the LORD faid unto Mofes, Fear him not: for I have delivered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land; and thou Pal. ihalt do to him as thou didst unto 1.116 Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Hefhbon.

35 So they fmote him and his fons, and all his people, until there was none left him alive: and they poi feffed his land.

CHAP. XXII. 1 Balaks firft message for Balaam is reJufed: 15 His fecond meffage obtaineth him. 22 An angel would bave fain him, if bis ass had not faved bim. 36 Balak entertaineth bim. ND

135. 10.



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bExod. 15.15.

c Chap. 31. S.



4 Deut. 23-4


3 And ↳ Moab was fore afraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was diftreffed, becaufe of the children of Israel.

4 And Moab faid unto the elders of Midian, Now fhall this company lick up all that are round about us, as the ox licketh up the grafs of the field. And Balak the fon of Zippor was king of the Moabites at that time.

5 He fent meffengers therefore Jo13. unto Balaam the fon of Beor, to * Pe22. & thor, which is by the river of the Ne 13 land of the children of his people, to M.6.5. cail him, faying, Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt: behold, Jude 11. they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me.

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Chap. 23.7. Deut. 21.4. + Heb. 01.. ↑ Chap. 23.7.

6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, f curfe me this people, for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I fhall prevail, that we may fmite them, and that I may drive them out of the land: for I wot that he whom thou bleffeft, is blessed, and he whom thou curfest, is curfed.

7 And the elders of Moab, and the elders of Midian departed, with the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came unto Balaam, and fpake unto him the words of Balak.

8 And he laid unto them, Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word again as the LORD fhall ipeak unto me and the princes of Moab abode with Balaam.

And God came unto Balaam, and 9 faid, What men are these with thee? 10 And Balaam faid unto God, Balak the fon of Zippor, king of Moab, hath fent unto me, faying,

11 Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth: Come now, curfe me them; peradventure † I fhall be able to overcome them, and drive feating them out.

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He cometh at the fecond fending:

15¶ And Balak fent yet again Before princes, more, and more honourable Christ, than they. 1452.

16 And they came to Balaam, and faid to him, Thus faith Balak the fon of Zippor, + Let nothing, I pray thee, Heb. hinder thee from coming unto me:

17 For I will promote thee unto very great honour, and I will do whatfoever thou fayeft unto me: Come therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people.

Be not

tbou letted

from, &c.


18 And Balaam answered and faid unto the fervants of Balak, & If Balak Chap. would give me his houfe-full of filver and gold, I cannot go beyond the 1 Kings word of the LORD my God, to do 2 chrom. lefs or more.

19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye alfo here this night, that I may know what the LORD will fay unto

me more.

20 And God came unto Balaam at night, and faid unto him, If the men come to call thee, rife up, and go with them; but yet the word which I thall fay unto thee, that shalt thou do.

21 And Balaam rofe up in the morning, and faddled his afs, and went with the princes of Moab.

22¶And Gods anger was kindled, because he went: and the angel of the LORD ftood in the way for an adverfary against him: Now he was riding upon his afs, and his two fervants were with him.



ver. 75.

Chap. 23.

12, 26.

2 Kings

Dan. 10. Acts 22.

23 And the als faw the angel of see the LORD ftanding in the way, and 6.17 his word drawn in his hand: and 7. the afs turned afide out of the way, 9. and went into the field: and Ba-2 Pet. 2. laam imote the ass to turn her into judex. the way.

24 But the angel of the LORD ftood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that fide.

25 And when the afs faw the angel of the LORD, the thrust herself unto the wall, and crufht Balaams foot against the wall: and he fmote her again.

26 And the angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left.

27 And when the afs faw the angel of the LORD, she fell down under Balaam: and Balaams anger was kindled, and he fmote the ass with a staff.

28 And the LORD opened the mouth of the afs, and the faid unto : L 3 Balaam,


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32 And the angel of the LORD faid unto him, Wherefore haft thou fmitten thine afs these three times? behold, I went out † to withstand thee, becaufe thy way is perverfe before

unto ib. nie.

33 And the afs faw me, and turned from me these three times: unless she had turned from me, furely now alfo I had flain thee, and faved her alive.

34 And Balaam faid unto the angel of the LORD, I have finned; for I knew not that thou ftoodeft in the way against me: now therefore if it + difplease thee, I will get me back thine eyes. again.

+ Heb. be evil in


a city of Brests.

35 And the angel of the LORD faid unto Balaam, Go with the men: but only the word that I shall speak unto thee, that thou thalt fpeak: So Balaam went with the princes of Batak.

36 And when Balak heard that Balaam was come, he went out to meet him, unto a city of Moab,which is in the border of Arnon, which is in the utmoit coat.

37 And Balak faid unto Balaam, Did I not earnefily fend unto thee to call thee? Wherefore cameft thou not unto me? Am I not able indeed to promote thee to honour?

38 And Balaam faid unto Balak, Lo, I am come unto thee: have I now any power at all to fay any thing? the word that God putteth in my mouth, that thail I fpeak.

39 And Balaam went with Balak, and they came unto!! Kirjath-huzoth.

40 And Balak offered oxen and fheep, and fent to Balaam, and to the princes that were with him.

41 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Balak took Balaam, and

Balaks facrifice.

brought him up into the high places Before of Baal, that thence he might fee the Chrift utmost part of the people. 14524 CHAP.


1, 13, 28 Balaks facrifice. 7, 18 Balaams parable.

ND Balaam faid unto Balak,

A Build me here feven altars, and

prepare me here feven oxen, and se

ven' rams.

2 And Balak did as Balaam had fpoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bullock, and a


3 And Balaam faid unto Balak, Stand by thy burnt-offering, and I will go: peradventure the LORD will come to meet me: and whatsoever he fheweth me, I will tell thee. And he went to an high place.

|| Or, be went

4 And God met Balaam; and he felitary, faid unto him, I have prepared seven altars, and I have offered upon every altar a bullock and a ram.

5 And the LORD put a word in Balaams mouth, and faid, Return unto Balak, and thus thou fhalt speak.

6 And he returned unto him, and lo, he stood by his burnt-facrifice, he, and all the princes of Moab.

7 And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the eaft, faying, a Come, 22,6,11, curie me Jacob, and come, defy If- 17. rael.

8 How fhall I curfe, whom God hath not curled? or how fhall I defy, whom the LORD hath not dened?

9 For from the top of the rocks I fee him, and from the hills I behold him lo, the people fhall dwell alone, and fhall not be reckoned among the nations.

a Chap.

b Dent. 33.28.

c Gen. 13. 16.

10 Who can count the duft of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Ifrael? Let me died the Heb death of the righteous, and let my laft end be like his.

11 And Balak faid unto Balaam, What haft thou done unto me? I took thee to curfe mine enemies, and behold, thou haft blefied them altogether.

12 And he answered and faid, Muft I not take heed to speak that which the LORD hath put in my mouth?

13 And Balak faid unto him, Come, I pray thee, with me unto another place, from whence thou mayeft fee them: thou fhalt fee but the utmoft part of them, and shalt


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Balaams parable. Chap. xxiv. Before not fee them all: and curfe me them Chrift from thence.


or, the bill.

e Chape


fr Sam.


Rom. II.

14 And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pifgah, and built feven altars, and offered a bullock, and a ram on every altar.

15 And he faid unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt-offering, while I meet the LORD yonder.

16 And the LORD met Balaam, and

e put a word in his mouth, and faid, Go again unto Ṛalak, and say thus.

17 And when he came to him, behold, he stood by his burnt-offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak faid unto him, What hath the LORD fpoken?


18 And he took up his parable, and faid, Rife up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, thou fon of Zippor: f God is not a man, that he Mal. 3.6. fhould lie, neither the fon of man, that he should repent: hath he faid, and fhall he not do it? or hath be fpo1.2. ken, and shall he not make it good? 20 Behold, I have received commandment to blefs; and he hath bleffed, and I cannot reverfe it.

29. James I. 37

Pial, 89.35.

A Chap. 24.8.

21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he feen perverfenefs in Ifrael: the LORD his God is with him, 8 and the shout of a king is among them.


h God brought them out of Deut. 33. Egypt; he hath as it were the ftrength of an unicorn.


Or, in.

i Gen.


k Gen.


11 Kings




23 Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Ifrael: according to this time it fhall be faid of Jacob, and of Ifrael, What hath God wrought!

24 Behold, the people fhall rife up i as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he fhall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the flain.

25¶And Balak faid unto Balaam, Neither curfe them at all, nor blefs them at all.

26 But Balaam anfwered and faid unto Balak, Told not I thee, faying, All that the LORD fpeaketh, that I must do?

27¶ And Balak faid unto Balaam, Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee unto another place; peradventure it will pleafe God, that thou mayest curfe me them from thence.

28 And Balak brought Balaam unto the top of Peor, that looketh m toward Jefhimon,

Balaam prophefieth.

29 And Balaam faid unto Balak, Before Bund me here even altars, and pre- Chrift pare me here feven bullocks, and fe- 1452.

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rael, he went not as at other times, Chap. t to feek for enchantments, but het Hebro fet his face toward the wilderness. ing of en 2 And Balaam lift up his eyes, and ments. he faw Ifrael abiding in his tents, according to their tribes, and the fpirit of God came upon him.



b Chap.

↑ Heb.

his eye. But, but

now open.

c See


b And he took up his parable, 23. 7,18. and faid, Balaam the fon of Beor hath faid, and the man † whofe eyeshad are open, hath faid: 4 He hath faid, which heard the words of God, which faw the vifion of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open : 5 How goodly are thy tents, O Ja- 1.23. cob, and thy tabernacles, O Ifrael! 6 As the valleys are they fpread forth, as gardens by the rivers fide, as the trees of lign-aloes 4 which the Pl LORD hath planted, and as cedartrees befide the waters.

7 He fhall pour the water out of his buckets, and his feed jhall be in many waters, and his king fhall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom fhall be exalted.

19.24. Ez k.

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