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CHAP. XIV. The peopie murmur. 133 And Moses called Oshea the son of Nun 32 And they brought up an evil report Jehoshun.

of the land which they had searched unto 17 9 And Moses sent them to spy out the children of Israel, saying, The land, the land of Canaan, and said unto them, through which we have gone to search it, Get you up this way southward, and go is a land that eateth up the inhabitants up into the mountain ;

thereof; and all the people that we saw 18 And see the land, what it is ; and in it are men of a great stature, the people that dwelleth therein, whether 33 And there we saw the giants, the they be strong or weak, few or many; sons of Anak, which come of the giants :

19 And what the land is that they dwell and we were in our own sight as grassin, whether it be good or bad ; and what hoppers, and so we were in their sight. cities they be that they dwell in, whether

CHAP. XIV. in tents, or in strong holds ;

The people murmuring at the report of 90 And what the land is, whether ii be

the spies, are threatened. fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, their voice, and cried ; and the and bring of the fruit of the land. Now people wept that night. the time was the time of the first ripe 2 And all the children of Israel murgrapes

mured against Moses and against Aaron: 21 [ So they went up, and searched the and the whole congregation said unto land from the wilderness of Zin unto Re- them, Would God that we had died in hob, as men come to Hamath.

the land of Egypt! or would God we had 22 And they ascended by the south, died in this wilderness ! and came unto Hebron ; where Ahiman, 3 And wherefore hath the LORD Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of A- brought us unto this land, to fall by the nak, were. (Now Hebron was built seven sword, that our wives and our children years before Zoan in Egypt.)

should be a prey ? were it not better for 23 And they came unto the brook of us to return into Egypt ? Eshcol, and cut down from thence a 4. And they said one to another, Let us branch with one clusterof grapes, and they make a captain, and let us return into Ebare it between two upon a staff; and they gypt. brought of the pomegranates, and of the 5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their figs

faces before all the assembly of the con24 The place was called the brook Esh- gregation of the children of Ísrael. col, because of the cluster of grapes which 6 | And Joshua the son of Nun, and Cathe children of Israel cut down from leb the son of Jephunneh, which were of thence.

them that searched the land, rent their 25 And they returned from searching clothes : of the land after forty days.

7 And they spake unto all the company 26 F And they went and came to Moses, of the children of Israel, saying, The land, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation which we passed through to search it, is of the children of Israel, unto the wilder- | an exceeding good land. ness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought 8 If the LORD delight in us, then he will back word unto them, and unto all the bring us into this land, and give it us ; a congregation, and shewed them the fruit land which floweth with milk and honey, of the land.

9 Only rebel not ye against the LORD. 27 And they told him, and said, We neither fear ye the people of the land; for came unto the land whither thou sentest they are bread for us : their defence is us, and surely it floweth with milk and departed from them, and the LORD is boney ; and this is the fruit of it.

with us : fear them not. 28 Nevertheless, the people be strong 10 But all the congregation bade stone that dwell in the land, and the cities are them with stones. And the glory of the walled, and very great: and moreover, LORD appeared in the tabernacle of the We saw the children of Anak there. congregation before all the children of

29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of Israel.
the south : and the Hittites, and the Jeb- 11 | And the LORD said unto Moses,
usites, and the Amorites, dwell in the How long will this people provoke me?
mountains : and the Canaanites dwell by and how long will it be ere they believe
the sea, and by the coast of Jordan. me, for all the signs which I have shewed

30 And Caleb stilled the people before among them?
Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, 12 I will smite them with the pestilence,
and possess it; for we are well able to and disinherit them, and will make of
Cercome it.

thee a greater nation and mightier than
31 But the men that went up with him they.
said, We be not able to go up against the 13 | And Moses said unto the LORD,
people ; for they are stronger than we, Then the Egyptians shall liear it, (for

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234 God threateneth the people. NUMBERS. The Amalekites discomfit them. thou broughtest up this people in thy l you, according to your whole number, might from among them ;)

from twenty years old and upward, which 14 And they will tell it to the inhabit- || have murmured against me, ants of this land : for they have heard 30 Doubtless ye shall not come into the that thou Lord art among this people, and concerning which I sware to make that thou LORD art seen face to face, and you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of that thy cloud standeth over them, and Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. that thou goest before them, by day time 31 But your little ones, which ye said in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of should be a prey, them will I bring in, fire by night.

and they shall know the land which ye 15 Now if thou shalt kill all this peo- have despised. ple as one man, then the nations which 32 But as for you, your carcasses, they have heard the fame of thee will speak, shall fall in this wilderness. saying;

33 And your children shall wander in 16 Because the LORD was not able to the wilderness forty years, and bear your bring this people into the land which he whoredoms, until your carcasses be wastsware unto them, therefore he hath slain || ed in the wilderness. them in the wilderness.

34 After the number of the days in 17 And now, I beseech thee, let the which ye searched the land, even forty power of my Lord be great, according days (each day for a year) shall ye bear âs thou hast spoken, saying,

your iniquities, even forty years, and ye 18 The Lord is long-suffering, and of shall know my breach of promise. great mercy, forgiving iniquity and trans- 35 I the Lord have said, I will surely gression, and by no means clearing the do it unto all this evil congregation, that guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers are gathered together against me: in this upon the children unto the third and wilderness they shall be consumed, and foirth generation.

there they shall die. 19 Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity 36 And the men which Moses sent to of this people according unto the great- search the land, who returned, and made ness of thy mercy, and as thou hast for all the congregation to murmur against given this people, from Egypt even until him, by bringing up a slander upon the now.

land, 20 And the LORD said, I have pardon- 37 Even those men that did bring up ed according to tly word:

the evil report upon the land, died by the 21 But as truly as I live, all the earth plague before the LORD. shall be filled with the glory of the Lord. 38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Ca

22 Because all those men which have | leb the son of Jephunneh, which were of seen my glory, and my miracles, which I the men that went to search the land, live did in Egipt and in the wilderness, anded still. have tempted me now these ten times, 39 And Moses told these sayings unto and have not hearkened to my voice; all the children of Israel : and the people

23 Surely they shall not see the land mourned greatly. which I sware unto their fathers, neither 40 s And they rose up early in the mornshall any of them that provoked me see ing, and gat them up into the top of the

mountain, saying, Lo, we be here, and will 24 But my servant Caleb, because he go up unto the place which the LORD had another spirit with him, and hath fol- hath promised : for we have sinned. lowed me fully, him will I bring into the 41 And Moses said, Wherefore now do land whereinto he went; and his seed ye transgress the commandment of the shall possess it.

LORD? but it shall not prosper. 25 (Now the Amalekites, and the Cana- 42 Go not up, for the Lord is not aanites dwelt in the valley.) To-morrow mong yoll; that ye be mot smitten before turn you, and get you into the wilderness your enemies. by the way of the Red sea.

43 For the Amalekites and the Ca26 And the LORD spake unto Moses naanites are there before you, and ye shall and unto Aaron, saying,

fall by the sword: because ye are turned 27 How long shall I bear with this evil away from the Lord, therefore the LORD congregation, which murmur against me? will not be with you. I have heard the murmurings of the chil- 44 But they presumed to go up unto dren of Israel, which they murmur a- the hill-top: nevertheless the ark of the gainst me.

covenant of the Lord, and Moses, de28 Say unto them, As truly as I live, || parted not out of the camp. saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in 45 Then the Amalekites came down, mine ears, so will I do to you:

ind the Canaanites which dwelt in that 29 Your carcasses shall fall in this wil- will, and smote them, and discomfited derness; and all that were numbered of ll them, even unto Hormalı.

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The law of

CHAP. xv.

fundry offerings. 135 CHAP, XV.

and say unto them, When ye come into 1 The law of sundry offerings. 32 The sab- the land whither I bring you,

bath-breaker stoned. 37 Law offringes. 19 Then it shall be, that when ye eat AND the Lord spake unto Moses, af theabreaffefinthe handse shall offer up

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and 20 Ye shall offer up a cake of the first
say unto them, When ye be come into the of your dough for an heave-offering: as
land of your habitations, which I give un- ye do the heave-offering of the threshing-
to you,

floor, so shall ye heave it.
3 And will make an offering by fire 21 Of the first of your dough ye shall
unto the LORD, 2 burnt-offering or a sac- give unto the LORD an heave-offering in
rifice in performing a vow, or in a free- your generations.
will-offering, or in your solemn feasts, to 22 | And if ye have erred, and not ob-
make a sweet savour unto the LORD, of served all these commandments which
the herd, or of the flock :

the LORD hath spoken unto Moses,
4 Then shall he that offereth his offer- 23 Even all that the LORD hath com-
ing unto the LORD bring a meat-offering manded you by the hand of Moses, from
of a tenth-deal of flour mingled with the the day that the LORD commanded Mo-
fourth part of an hin of oil.

828, and henceforward among your gen-
5 And the fourth part of an hin of wine erations ;
for a drink-offering shalt thou prepare 24 Then it shall be, if aught be com-
with the burnt-offering or sacrifice, for mitted by ignorance without the knowl-
ane lamb.

edge of the congregation, that all the con-
6 Or for a ram, thou shalt prepare for | gregation shall offer one young bullock for
a meat-offering two tenth-deals of flour a burnt-offering, for a sweet savour unto
mingled with the third part of an hin of the LORD, with his meat-offering, and his

drink-offering, according to the manner, 7 And for a drink-offering thou shalt and one kid of the goats for a sin-offering. offer the third part of an hin of wine, for 25 And the priest shall make an atonea sweet savour unto the LORD.

ment for all the congregation of the chil-
8. And when thou preparest a bullock dren of Israel, and it shall be forgiven
for a burnt-ofiering, or for a sacrifice in them; for it is ignorance: and they shall
performing a row, or peace-offerings un- bring their offering, a sacrifice made by
to the LORD:

fire unto the LORD, and their sin-offer-
9 Then shall he bring with a bullock a ing before the LORD, for their igno-
meat-offering of three tenth-deals of flour rance :
mingled with half an hin of oil.

26 And it shall be forgiven all the con-
10 And thou shalt bring for a drink-of- | gregation of the children of Israel, and
fering half an hin of wine, for an offering | the stranger that sojourneth among them;
made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the seeing all the people were in ignorance.

27 | And if any soul sin through igno11 Thus shall it be done for one bullock, rance, then he shall bring a she-goat of or for one ram, or for a lamb, or a kid. the first year for a sin-offering.

12 According to the number that ye 28 And the priest shall make an atonie-
shall prepare, so shall ye do to every one ment for the soul that sinneth ignorantly,
according to their number.

when he sinneth by ignorance before the
13 All that are born of the country shall LORD, to make an atonement for him ;
do these things after this manner, in offer- and it shall be forgiven him.
ing an offering made by fire, of a sweet 29 Ye shall have one law for him that
savour unto the LORD.

sinneth through ignorance, both for him
14 And if a stranger sojourn with you, that is born among the children of Israel,
op whosoever be among you in your gen- and for the stranger that sojourneth among
erations, and will offer an offering made them.
by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD; 30 s But the soul that doeth aught pre-
as ye do, so he shall do.

sumptuously, whether he be born in the
15 One ordinance shall be both for you of land, or a stranger, the same reproach-
the congregation, and also for the stranger eth the LORD ; and that soul shall be cut
that sojourneth with you, an ordinance for off from among his people.
ever in your generations : as ye are, so 31 Because he hath despised the word
shall the stranger be before the Lord. of the LORD, and hath broken his com-

16 One law and one manner shall be mandment, that soul shall utterly be cut
you, and for the stranger that sojourn off; his iniquity shall be upon him.

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32 | And while the children of Israel 17 And the LORD spake unto Moses, were in the wilderness, they found a man saying,

that gathered sticks upon the sabbath 18 Speak unto the children of Israel, 1 day.

eth with you.

136 The sabbath-breaker stoned. NUMBERS. The rebellion of Korah.

33 And they that found him gathering in them before the LORD to-morrow : sticks brought him unto Moses and Aa- and it shall be that the man whom the ron, and unto all the congregation. Lorp doth choose, he shall be holy: ye

34 And they put him in ward, because take too much upon you, ye sons of Levi. it was not declared what should be done 8 And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, to him.

I pray you, ye sons of Levi: 55 And the LORD said unto Moses, 9 Seemethit but a small thing unto you, The man shall be surely put to death : that the God of Israel hath separated you all the congregation shall stone him with from the congregation of Israel, to bring stones without the camp.

you near to himself to do the service of 36 And all the congregation brought the tabernacle of the Lord, and to stand him without the camp, and stoned him before the congregation to minister unto with stones, and he died; as the LORD them? commanded Moses.

10 And he hath brought thee nearto him, S7 f And the LORD spake unto Moses, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with saying,

thee: and seek ye the priesthood also ? 38 Speak unto the children of Israel, 11 For which cause both thou and all and bid them that they make them fringes thy company are gathered togetheragainst in the borders of their garments through the Lord: and what is Aaron, that ye out their generations, and that they put murmur against him? upon the fringe of the borders a riband 12 | And Moses sent to call Dathan of blue :

and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, 39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, We will not come up: that ye may look upon it, and remember 13 Is it a small thing that thou hast all the commandments of the Lord, and brought us up out of a land that floweth do them; and that ye seek not after your with milk and honey, to kill us in the own heart and your own eyes, after which wilderness, except thou make thyself alye use to go a whoring.

together a prince over us? 40 That ye may remember, and do all 14 Moreover, thou hast not brought us my commandments, and be holy unto into a land that floweth with milk and your God.

honey, or given us inheritance of fields 41 I am the LORD your God, which | and vineyards : wilt thou put out the brought you out of the land of Egypt, to eyes of these men ? we will not come up: be your God: I am the LORD your God. 15 And Moses was very wroth, and said CHAP. XVI.

unto the LORD, Respect not thou their 1 The rebellion of Korah, &c. 31 His fiun- | offering : I have not taken one ass from ishment. 41 Aplague, 46 stayed by Aaron. them, neither have I hurt one of them.

TOW Korah, the son of Izhar, the 16 And Moses said unto Korah, Be thou

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and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of E- thou, and they, and Aaron, to-morrow : liab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of 17 And take every man his censer, and Reuben, took men :

put incense in them, and bring ye before 2 And they rose up before Moses, with the LORD every man lis censer, two certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty censers ; thou also and hundred and fifty princes of the assem- Aaron each of you lis censer. bly, famous in the congregation, men of 18 And they took every man his cen

ser, and put fire in them, and laid incense 3 And they gathered themselves togeth- thereon, and stood in the door of the taber against Moses and against Aaron, and ernacle of the congregation with Moses said unto them, Ye take too much upon and Aaron. of them

gregation of mong them : wherefore then lift ye up the tabernacle of the congregation : and yourselves above the congregation of the the glory of the Lord appeared unto all LORD?

the congregation. 4 And when Moses heard it, he fell 20 And the LORD spake unto Moses upon his face:

and unto Aaron, saying, 5 And he spake unto Korah and unto 21 Separate yourselves from among all his company, saying, Even to-morrow this congregation, that I may consume the LORD will shew who are his, and who them in a moment. is holy; and will cause him to come near 22 And they fell upon their faces, and unto him : even him whom he hath chosen said, O God, the God of the spirits of all will he cause to come near unto him. flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be

6 This do; Take you censers, Korah, | wroth with all the congregation? and all his company;

23 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, 7 And put fire therein, and put incense | saying,

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and his company. 137 24 Speak unto the congregation, saying, of Israel, that no stranger, which is not Get you up from about the tabernacle off the seed of Aaron, come near to offer Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.

incense before the LORD ; that he be not 25 And Moses rose up, and went unto as Korah, and as his company: as the Dathan and Abiram ; and the elders of Lord said to him by the hand of Moses. Israel followed him.

41 | But on the morrow all the con26 And he spake unto the congrega- gregation of the children of Israel murtion, saying, Depart, I pray you, from mured against Moses and against Aaron, the tents of these wicked men, and touch saying, Ye have killed the people of the nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in LORD. all their sins.

42 And it came to pass when the con 9 So they gat up from the tabernacle gregation was gathered against Moses and of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every against Aaron, that they looked toward side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, the tabernacle of the congregation : and and stood in the door of their tents, and behold, the cloud covered it, and the glotheir wives, and their sons, and their ry of the LORD appeared. little children.

43 And Moses and Aaron came before 28 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall the tabernacle of the congregation. know that the Lord hath sent me to do 44 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, all these works; for I have not done them saying, of mine own mind.

45 Get you up from among this con29 If these men die the common death gregation, that I may consume them as of all men, or if they be visited after the in a moment. And they fell upon their visitation of all men; then the LORD hath faces. not sent me.

46 | And Moses said unto Aaron, Take 50 But if the LORD make a new thing, a censer, and put fire therein from off and the earth open her mouth, and swal- the altar, and put an incense, and go low them up, with all that appertain unto quickly unto the congregation, and make them, and they go down quick into the an atonement for them: for there is wrath pit ; then ye shall understand that these gone out from the LORD; the plague is men have provoked the Lord.

begun. 31 ? And it came to pass, as he had 47 And Aaron took as Moses commade an end of speaking all these words, | manded, and ran into the midst of the that the ground clave asunder that was congregation ; and behold, the plague under them:

was begun among the people: and he And the earth opened her mouth, put on incense, and made an atonement and swallowed them up, and their houses, for the people. and all the men that appertained unto 48 And he stood between the dead and Korah, and all their goods.

the living; and the plague was stayed. 33 They, and all that appertained to 49 Now they that died in the plague them went down alive into the pit, and were fourteen thousand and seven hunthe earth closed upon them : and they dred, beside then that died about the perished from among the congregation. matter of Korah.

34 And all Israel that were round about 50 And Aaron returned unto Moses them, fled at the cry of them : for they unto the door of the tabernacle of the said, Lest the earth swallow us up also. congregation: and the plague was stayed. 35 And there came out a fire from the

CHAP. XVII. LORD, and consumed the two hundred 1 Aaron's rod budding, 10 is laid up for a and fifty men that offered incense.

monument. 36 9 And the LORD spake unto Moses, ND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

37 Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aa- 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and Ion the priest, that he take up the censers take of every one of them a rod accordout of the iurning, and scatter theu the ing to the house of their fathers, of all their fire yonder ; for they are hallowed. princes according to the house of their

35 The censers of these sinners against fathers, twelve rods: write thou every their own souls, let them make them man's name upon his rol. broad plates for a covering of the altar : 3 And thou shalt write Aaron's name for they offered them before the LORD, upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be therefore they are hallowed: and they for the heach of the house of their fathers. shall be a sign unto the children of Israel. 4 And thou shalt lay them up in the

39 And Eleazar the priest took the bra- | tabernacle of the congregation before the zen censers, wherewith they that were testimony, where I will inect with you. burnt had offered ; and they were made 5 And it shall come to pass, that the brad plates for a covering of the altar: man's roxl, whom I shall choose, shall blos40 To be a memorial unto the children som; and I will make to cease from me

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