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

Il 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.

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, I 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 led 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 as 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 fourth 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 tlıy word:

the evil report upon the land, died by the 21 But as truly as I live, all the earth plague before the LORD.

38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Ca22 Because all those men which have || leb the son of Jephunnel, which were of seen my glory, and my miracles, which I the men that went to search the land, liv. did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and ed 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 mowned greatly. which I sware unto their fathers, neither 40 | And they rose up early in the mornshall any of them that provoked me seeing, and gat them up into the top of the it :

mountain, saying, Lo, we be here, and will 24 But my servant Caleb, because he go up into 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 a. anites dwelt in the valley.) To-morrow || mong yo'l; 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 ve 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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sundry 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 of fringes. | 19 Then it shall be, that when ye eat AND the LORD spake unto Moses, of the bread of the land, ye shall offer up A saying,

an heave-offering unto the Lord. 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 threshingto 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 I 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 obmake 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 coming 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 Mofourth part of an hin of oil.

8C8, and henceforward among your gen5 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 comwith the burnt-offering or sacrifice, for mitted by ignorance without the knowlone lamb.

edge of the congregation, that all the con6 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 chil8. And when thou preparest a bullock dren of Israel, and it shall be forgiven for a burnt-offering, or for a sacrifice in them; for it is ignorance: and they shall performing a vow, or peace-offerings un | bring their offering, a sacrifice made by to the LORD:

fire unto the LORD, and their sin-offer9 Then shall he bring with a bullock a || ing before the LORD, for their ignomeat-offering of three tenth-deals of flour rance : mingled with half an hin of oil.

26 And it shall be forgiven all the con10 And thou shalt bring for a drink-of ll 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. LORD:

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 atoneshall 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, or 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 | But the soul that doeth aught preas 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 reproachthe 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 for you, and for the stranger that sojourn- | off'; his iniquity shall be upon him. eth with you.

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

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

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156 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 pon, and unto all the congregation. Lord 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: 35 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.

U 10 And he hath brought thee nearto him, S7 | 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, l 11 For which cause both thou and all and bid them that they make them fringes thy company aregathered together against in the borders of their garments through- li 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 alTe 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 fun- || offering : I have not taken one ass from

ishment. 41 Aplague, 46 stayed by Aaron. || them, neither have I hurt one of them. N OW Korah, the son of Izhar, the 16 And Moses said unto Korah, Be thou

N son of Kohath, the son of Levi, || and all thy company before the LORD, 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 liis censer. bly, famous in the congregation, men of 18 And they took every man his cenJ'enown:

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 i ernacle of the congregation with Moses said unto them, Ye take too much upon and Aaron. you, seeing all the congregation are holy, 19 And Korah gathered all the conevery one of them, and the Lord is a gregation against them unto the door 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. fesh, 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 Il saying,

The punishment of Korah, CHAP. XVII. 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 of f the seed of Aaron, come near to offer Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.

incense before the LORD ; that he be not 35 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 con27 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.

1.43 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 T And Moses said unto Aaron, Take 30 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 2 And the earth opened her mouth, ll 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 l 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

1 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, AND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

A saying, 37 Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aa # 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and run the priest, that he take up the censers take of every one of them a rod accordout of the burning, and scatter thou the ing to the house of their fathers, of all ticir fire vonder ; for they are hallowed. princes according to the house of their

38 The censers of these sinners against fathers, twelve rods: write thou every their own souls, let them make them man's name upon his rul. 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 heaci of the house of their fathers. shall be a sign unto the children of Israeli 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 l testimony, where I will meet with you. turnt 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 chilchren" som; and I will make to cease from me

138 Charge of the priests and Levites. NUMBERS.

The priesls portiort, the murmurings of the children of Israel, il 7 Therefore thou and thy sons witit whereby they murmur against you. thee shall keep your priest's office for ev.

6 And Moses spake unto the children | ery thing of the altar, and within the veil; of Israel, and every one of their princes and ye shall serve : I have given your gave him a rod apiece, for each prince priest's office unto you as a service of one, according to their fathers houses, gift : and the stranger that cometh nigh even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron shall be put to death. was among thcir rods.

8 [ And the Lord spake unto Aaron, 7 And Moses laid up the rods before Behold, I also have given thee the charge the LORD in the tabernacle of witness of mine heave-offerings of all the hallow

8 And it came to pass, that on the mor-ed things of the children of Israel ; unto tow Moses went into the tabernacle of thee have I given them by reason of the witness; and behold, the rol of Aaron | anointing, and to thy sons, by an ordifor the house of Levi was budded, and nance for ever. brought forth buds, and bloomed blos 9 This shall be thine of the most holy soms, and yielded almonds.

things rescrved from the fire: every ob9 And Moses brought out all the radslation of theirs, every meat-offering of from before the LORD unto all the chil theirs, and every sin-offering of theirs, dren of Israel: and they looked, and took and every trespass-offering of theirs, every man his rod.

which they shall render unto me, shall 10 | And the LORD said unto Moses, be most holy for thee and for thy sons. Bring Aaron's rod again, before the testi 10 In the most holy place shalt thou mony, tobe kept for a token against the reb eat it ; every male shall eat it: it shall be els ; and thou shalt quite take away their holy unto thee. murmurings from me, that they die not. 11 And this is thine ; the heave-offer

11 And Moses did so: as the LORD ing of their gift, with all the wave-offercommanded him, so did he.

ings of the children of Israel: I have giv12 And the children of Israel spake en them unto thee, and to thy sons, and unto Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we to thy daughters with thee, by a statute perish, we all perish,

for ever: every one that is clean in thy 13 Whosoever cometh any thing near house shall eat of it. into the tabernacle of the Lord shall 12 All the best of the oil, and all the die: shall we be consumed with dying? best of the wine, and of the wheat, the . CHAP. XVIII.

first-fruits of them which they shall offer 1 The charge of the priests and Levites. 8 | unto the LORD, them have I given thee.

The priests, 21 and the Levites portion. 13 And whatsoever is first ripe in e AND the Lord said unto Aaron, Thou | land, which they shall bring unto use A and thy sons and thy father's house || LORD, shall be thine; every one that is wiù thee shall bear the iniquity of the clean in thine house shall eat of it. sanctuary: and thou and thy sons with thee 14 Every thing devoted in Israel shall shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood. || be thine.

2 And thy brethren also of the tribe of 15 Erery thing that openeth the matrix Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou in all fesh, which they bring unto the with thee, that they may be joined unto | LORD, whether it be of men or beast, shall thee, and minister unto thee: but thou | be thine : nevertheless, the first-born of and thy sons with thee shall minister be man shalt thou surely redeem, and the fore the tabernacle of witness.

firstling of unclean beasts shalt thou re3 And they shall keep thy charge, and deem. the charge of all the tabernacle: only they 16 And those that are to be redeemed shall not come nigh the vessels of the from a month old shalt thou redeem, acsanctuary and the altar, that neither they, cording to thine estimation, for the monnor ye also, die.

ey of five shekels, after the shekel of the 4 And they shall be joined unto thee, sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs. and keep the charge of the tabernacle of 17 But the firstling of a cow, or the hrstthe congregation, for all the service of the ling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, tabernacle : and a stranger shall not come i thou shalt not r'ecleem ; they are holy: thou nigh unto you.

shalt sprinkle their blood upon the altar, 5 And ye shall keep the charge of the and shalt burn their fat for an offering macie sanctuary, and the charge of the altar: | by fire, for a sweet savour unto the LORD. that there be no wrath any more upon 18 And the flesh of them shall be thine, the children of Israel.

as the wave-breast and as the right shoul6 And I, behold, I have taken your der are thine. brethren the Levites from among the | 19 All the heave-offerings of the holy children of Israel: to you they are given things, which the children of Israel offer as a gift for the LORD, to do the service unto the Lord, have I given thee, and of the tabernacle of the congregation. Il thy sons and thy daughters with thee, by

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