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Ordinances for the prince. CHAP. XIV.

· His inheritance. 683 25 In the seventh month, in the fif- 12 Now when the prince shall prepare teenth day of the month, shall he do the a voluntary burnt-offering or peace-oflike in the feast of the seven days, accord- |ferings voluntarily unto the LORD, one ing to the sin-offering, according to the shall then open him the gate that lookburnt-offering, and according to the meat- eth toward the east, and he shall prepare offering, and according to the oil. his burnt-offering and his peace-offerCHAP. XLVI.

ings, as he did on the sabbath day : then 1 Ordinances for the prince in his wor- he shall go forth; and after his going ship, 9 and for the people.

forth on, shall shut the gate. To the inner court that lo keuh to

13 Thou shit daily prepare a burnt

offering unto the Lord of a lamb of the ward the east shall be shut the six work- first year without blemish : thoa shalt ing days; but on the sabbath it shall be prepare it every morning. opened, and in the day of the new moon 14 And thou shalt prepare a meat-ofit shall be opened.

fering for it every morning, the sixth 2 And the prince shall enter by the part of an ephah; and the third part of way of the porch of that gate without, an hin of oil, to temper with the fine and shall stand by the post of the gate, flour ; a meat-offering continually by a and the priest shall prepare his burnt- perpetual ordinance unto the LORD. offering and his peace-offerings, and he 15 Thus shall they prepare the lamb, shall worship at the threshold of the gate: and the meat-offering, and the oil

, every then he shall go forth; but the gate shall morning for a continual burnt-offering: not be shut until the evening,

16 9 Thus saith the Lord God; If the 3 Likewise the people of the land shall prince give a gift unto any of his sons, worship at the door of this gate before the inheritance thereof shall be his sons ; the Lord in the sabbaths and in the new it shall be their possession by inheritance. moons.

17 But if he gave a gift of his inherit4 And the burnt-offering that the ance to one of his servants, then it shall prince shall offer unto the LORD in the be his to the year of liberty ; after it sabbath day shall be six lambs without | shall return to the prince: but his inherblemish, and a ram without blemish. itance shall be his sons for them.

5 And the meat-offering shall be an 18 Moreover the prince shall not take ephah for a ram, and the meat-offering of the people's inheritance by oppression, for the lambs as he shall be able to give, to thrust them out of their possession; but and an hin of oil to an ephah.

he shall give his sons inheritance out of 6 And in the day of the new moon it his own possession: that my people be not shall be a young bullock without blemish, scattered every man from his possession. and six lambs, and a ram: they shall be 19 | After he brought me through the without blemish.

entry, which was at the side of the gate, 7 And he shall prepare a meat-offer- into the holy chambers of the priests, ing, an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah which looked toward the north : and for a ram, and for the lambs according behold, there was a place on the two sides as his hand shall attain unto, and an hin westward. of oil to an ephah.

20 Then said he unto me, This is the 8 And when the prince shall enter, he place where the priests shall boil the tresshall go in by the way of the porch of pass-offering and the sin-offering, where that gate, and he shall go forth by the they shall bake the meat-offering ; that

they bear them not out into the outer 99 But when the people of the land court, to sanctify the people. shall come before the LORD in the solemn 21 Then he brought me forth into the feast, he that enterethin by the way of outer court, and caused me to pass by the the north gate to worship shall go out by four corners of the court ; and behold, the way of the south gate ; and he that in every corner of the court there was a entereth by the way of the south gate court. shall go forth by the way of the north 22 In the four corners of the court there gate ; he shall not return by the way of were courts joined of forty cubits long the gate whereby he came in, but shall and thirty broad: these four corners were go forth over against it.

of one measure. 10 And the prince in the midst of them, 23 And there was a row of building when they go in, shall go in ; and when round about in them, round about them they go forth, shall go forth.

four, and it was made with boiling places 11 And in the feasts and in the solem- | under the rows round about. nities the meat-offering shall be an ephah 24 Then said he unto me, These are to a bullock, and an ephah to a ram, and the places of them that boil, where the to the lambs as he is able to give, and an ministers of the house shall boil the saorihin of oil to an ephah.

fice of the people.

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684 The vision of the waters. EZEKIEL. The borders of the land. CHAP. XLVII.

waters they issued out of the sanctuary 1 The vision of the holy waters. 6 The vir- and the fruit thereof shall be for meat,

tue of them. 13 The borders of the land. and the le:f thereof for medicine. A

13 | Thus saith the Lord God; This unto the door of the house ; and be- shall be the border, whereby ye shall inherhold, waters issued out from under the it the land according to the twelve tribes threshold of the house eastward: for the of Israel : Joseph shall have two portions. forefront of the house stood toward the 14 And ye shall inherit it, one as well east, and the waters came down from un- as another : concerning the which I liftder from the right side of the house, at ed up mine hand to give it unto your fathe south side of the altar.

thers : and this land shall fall unto you for 2 Then brought he me out of the way | inheritance. of the gate northward, and led me a- 15 And this shall be the border of the bout the way without unto the outer land toward the north side, from the great gate by the way that looketh eastward; || sea, the way of Hethlon, as men go to and behold, there ran out waters on the Zedad ; right side.

16 Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which 3 And when the man that had the line is between the border of Damascus and in his hand went forth eastward, he meas- | the border of Hamath; Hazar-hatticon, ured a thousand cubits, and he brought which is by the coast of Hauran. me through the waters; the waters were 17 And the border from the sea shall be to the ankles.

Hazar-enan, the border of Damascus, 4 Again he measured a thousand, and and the north northward, and the border brought me through the waters; the wa- of Hamath. And this is the north side. ters were to the knees. Again he measur- 18 And the east side ye shall measure ed a thousand, and brought me through ; from Hauran, and from Damascus, and the waters were to the loins.

from Gilead, and from the land of Israel 5 Afterward he measured a thousand ; || by Jordan, from the border unto the east and it was a river that I could not pass And this is the east side. over: for the waters were risen, waters 19 And the south side southward, from to swim in, a river that could not be | Tamar even to the waters of strife in passed over.

Kadesh, the river to the great sea. And 6 | And he said unto me, Son of man, || this is the south side southward. hast thou seen this ? Then he brought 20 The west side also shall be the great me, and caused me to return to the brink sea from the border, till a man come over of the river.

against Hamath. This is the west side. 7 Now when I had returned, behold, at 21 So shall ye divide this land unto the bank of the river were very many you according to the tribes of Israel. trees on the one side and on the other. 221 And it shall come to pass, that ye

8 Then said he unto me, These waters shall divide it by lot for an inheritance issue out toward the east country, and unto you, and to the strangers that sojourn go down into the desert, and go into the || among you, which shall beget children sea : which being brought forth into the l among you : and they shall be unto you sea, the waters shall be healed.

as born in the country among the chil9 And it shall come to pass, that every dren of Israel ; they shall have inheritthing that liveth, which moveth, whither- ance with you among the tribes of Israel. soever the river shall come, shall live: and 23 And it shall come to pass, that in there shall be a very great multitude of what tribe the stranger sojourneth, there fish, because these watersshall comethith- | shall ye give him his inheritance, saith the er : for they shall be healed ; and every Lord God. thing shall live whither the river cometh.

CHAP. XLVIII. 10 And it shall come to pass, that the 1, 23 The portions of the twelve tribes, fishers shall stand upon it from En-gedi 8 and of the sanctuary, &c. even unto En-eglaim; they shall be a place OW

From the according to their kinds, as the fish of the the way of Hethlon, as one goeth to Hagreat sea, exceeding many.

math, Hazar-enan, the bortlerof Damas11 But the miry places thereof and cus northward, to the coast of Hamath; the marshes thereof shall not be healed; || for these are his sides east and west ; a they shall be given to salt.

portion for Dan. 12 And by the river upon the bank 2 And by the border of Dan, from the there f, on this side and on that side, shall east side unto the west side, a portior grow all trees for meat, whose leaf shall for Asher. not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof 3 And by the border of Asher, from be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit the east side even unto the west side, a according to his months, because their " portion for Naphtali.

Portions of the twelve tribes, CHAP. XLVIII. and of the sanctuary, &c. 685

4 And by the border of Naphtali, from 18 And the residue in length over athe east side unto the west side, a portion gainst the oblation of the holy portion shall for Manasseh.

be ten thousand eastward, and ten thou5 And by the border of Manasseh, from sand westward : and it shall be over athe east side unto the west side, a portion gainst the oblation of the holy portions for Ephraim.

and the increase thereof shall be for food 6 And by the border of Ephraim, from unto them that serve the city. the east side even unto the west side, a 19 And they that serve the city shall portion for Reuben.

serve it out of all the tribes of Israel. 7 And by the border of Reuben, from 20 All the oblations shall be five and the east side unto the west side, a por- twenty thousand by five and twer ty tion for Judah.

thousand : ye shall offer the holy oblation 8 s And by the border of Judah, from foursquare, with the possession of the city. the east side unto the west side, shall be 21 | And the residue shall be for the the offering which ye shall offer of five prince, on the one side and on the other and twenty thousand reeds in breadth, of the holy oblation, and of the possession and in length as one of the other parts, of the city, over against the five and from the east side unto the west side: and twenty thousand of the oblation toward the sanctuary shall be in the midst of it. the east border, and westward over a

9 The oblation that ye shall offer unto gainst the five and twenty thousand tothe LORD shall be of five and twenty ward the west border, over against the thousand in length, and of ten thousand portions for the prince : and it shall be in breadth.

the holy oblation; and the sanctuary of 10 And for them, even for the priests, the house shall be in the midst thereof. shall be this holy oblation ; toward the 22 Moreover from the possession of the north five and twenty thousand in length, Levites, and from the possession of the and toward the west ten thousand in city, bring in the midst of that which is breadth, and toward the east ten thou- the prince's, between the border of Judalı sand in breadth, and toward the south and the border of Benjamin, shall be for five and twenty thousand in length : and the prince. the sanctuary of the LORD shall be in 23 As for the rest of the tribes, from the midst thereof.

the east side unto the west side Benjamin 11 It shall be for the priests that are shall have a portion. sanctified of the sons of Zadok ; which 24 And by the border of Benjamin, have kept my charge, which went not from the east side unto the west side, astray when the children of Israel went Simeon shali have a portion. astray, as the Levites went astray.

2:5 And by the border of Simeon, from 12 And this oblation of the land that is the east side unto the west side, Issachar offered shall be unto them a thing most a portion. holy by the border of the Levites.

26 And by the border of Issachar, 13 And over against the border of the from the east side unto the west side, priests the Levites shall have five and Zebulun a portion. twenty thousand in length, and ten thou- 27 And by the border of Zebulun, from sand in breadth : all the length shall be the east side unto the west side, Gad a five and twenty thousand, and the breadth portion. ten thousand.

28 And by the border of Gad, the 14. And they shall not sell of it, neither south side southward, the border shall be exchange, nor alienate the first-fruits of even from Tamar unto the waters of the land : for it is holy unto the LORD. strife in Kadesh, and to the river toward

15 | And the five thousand, that are left the great sea in the breadth over against the five and 29 This is the land which re shall ditwenty thousand, shall be a profane place vide by lot unto the tribes of israel for for the city, for dwelling, and for suburbs, inheritance, and these are their portions, and the city shall be in the midst thereof. saith the Lord God.

16 And these shall be the measures there- 30 11 And these are the goings out of of; the north side four thousand and five the city on the north side, four thousand hundred, and the south side four thousand and five hundred measures. and five hundred, and on the east side four 31. And the gates of the city shall be afthousand and five hundred, and the west ter the names of the tribes of Israel : three side four thousand and five hundred. gates northward; one gate of Reuben,

17 And the suburbs of the city shall be one gate of Judah, one gate of Levi. toward the north two hundred and fifty, 32 And at the east side four thousand and toward the south two hundred and and five hundred ; and three gates; one fifty, and toward the east two hundred gate of Joseph, one gate of Benjamin, one and fifty, and toward the west two hun- gate of Dan. dred and fifty.

38 And at the south side four thousand

636 Jehoiakim's captivity: DANIEL. Daniel, &c. refuse the king's meat. and five hundred measures: and three || gate of Gad, one gate of Asher, one gate gates; one gate of Simeon, one gate of of Naphtali. Issachar, one gate of Zebulun.

35 It was round about eighteen thou34 At the west side four thousand and sand measures: and the name of the city five hundred, with their three gates: one from that day shall be, The Lord is there.

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CHAP. 1.

Daniel, Hananiah, Misliael, and Azariali, 1 Jehoiakim's captivity. 8 Daniel, Hana- 12 Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, niah, Mishael, and Azariah, refusing ten days; and let them give us pulse to the king's portion, do pirosper with eat, and water to drink. pulse and water.

13 Then let our countenances be looked N the third year of the reign of Jehoia- upon before thee, and the countenances of nezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, | king's meat: and as thou seest, deal with and besieged it.

thy servants. 2 And the LORD gave Jehoiakim king 14 So he consented to them in this of Judah into his hand, with part of the matter, and proved them ten days. vessels of the house of God: which he 15 And at the end of ten days their carried into the land of Shinar to the house countenances appeared fairer and fatter of his god; and he brought the vessels in flesh than all the children which did into the treasure-house of his god. eat the portion of the king's meat.

3 | And the king spake unto Ashpenaz 16 Thus Melzar took away the portion the master of his eunuchs, that he should of their meat, and the wine that they bring certain of the children of Israel, and should drink ; and gave them pulse. of the king's seed, and of the princes; 17 | As for these four children, God

4 Children in whom was no blemish, gave them knowledge and skill in all but well-favoured, and skilful in all wis- learning and wisdom: and Daniel had dom, and cunning in knowledge, and un- understanding in all visions and dreams. derstanding science, and such as had abil- 18 Now at the end of the days that the ity in them to stand in the king's palace, king had said he should bring them in, and whom they might teach the learning then the prince of the eunuchs brought and the tongue of the Chaldeans.

them in before Nebuchadnezzar. 5 And the king appointed them a daily 19 And the king communed with them; provision of the king's meat, and of the and among them all was found none like wine which he drank: so nourishing them Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: three years, that at the end thereof they | therefore stood they before the king. might stand before the king.

20 And in all matters of wisdom and 6 Now among these were of the chil- understanding, that the king inquired of dren of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mi- them, he found them ten times better shael, and Azariah :

than all the magicians and astrologers 7 Unto whom the prince of the eu- that were in all his realm. nuchs gave names: for he gave unto Dan- 21 And Daniel continued even unto zelthe name of Belteshazzar; and to Han- the first year of king Cyrus. aniah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of

CHĂP. II. Meshach; anel to Azariah, of Abed-nego. | 1 Nebuchadnezzar forgetteth his dream;

8 $ But Daniel purposed in his heart 14 Daniel findeth it. 31 The dream, that he would not defile himself with the 36 and interpretation. wine which he cranktherefore he

Nebuchadnezzar, quested of the prince of the eunuchs that dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was he might not defile himself.

troubled, and his sleep brake from him. 9 Now God had brought Daniel into 2 Then the king commanded to call favour and tender love with the prince of the magicians, and the astrologers, and the eunuchs.

the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to 10 And the prince of the eunuchs said shew the king his dream. So they came unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, and stood before the king. who hath appointed your meat and your 3 And the king said unto them, I have drink: for why should he see your faces dreamed a dream, and my spirit was worse liking than the children which are troubled to know the dream. of your sort ? then shall ye make me en- 4 Then spake the Chaldeans to the danger my head to the king.

king in Syriack, O king, live for ever: tell 11 Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom thy servants the dream, and we will shew the prince of the eunuchs had set over the interpretation.

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Nebuchadnezzar forgets his dream. CHAP. 11.

Daniel findeth it. 687 5 The king answered and said to the 21 And he changeth the times and the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me : seasons; he removeth kings, and setteth if ye will not make known unto me the up kings; he giveth wisdom unto the dream, with the interpretation thereof, ye wise, and knowledge to them that know shall be cut in pieces, and your houses understanding: shall be made a dunghill.

22 He revealeth the deep and secret 6 But if ye shew the dream, and the things : he knoweth what is in the darkinterpretation thereof, ye shall receive of ness, and the light dwelleth with him. me gifts and rewards and great honour : 23 I thank thee, and praise thee, () therefore shew me the dream, and the in- | thou God of my fathers, who hast given terpretation thereof.

me wisdom and might, and hast made They answered again and said, Let known unto me now what we desired of the king iell his servants the dream, and thee: for thou hast now made known unwe will shew the interpretation of it. to us the king's matter.

8 The king answered and said, I know 24 | Therefore Daniel went in unto of certainty that ye would gain the time, Arioch, whom the king had ordained to because ye see the thing is gone from me. destroy the wise men of Babylon : he went

9 But if ye will not make known unto and said thus unto him ; Destroy nct the me the dream, there is but one decree for wise men of Babylon : bring me in before you : for ye have prepared lying and cor- the king, and I will shew unto the king rupt words to speak before me, till the the interpretation. time be changed : therefore tell me the 25 Then Arioch brought in Daniel bedream, and I shall know that ye can shew fore the king in haste, and said thus unto me the interpretation thereof.

him, I have found a man of the captives 10 | The Chaldeans answered before of Judah, that will make known unto the the king, and said, There is not a man king the interpretation. upon the earth that can shew the king's 26 The king answered and said to Danmatter: therefore there is no king, lord, ie!, whose name was Belteshazzar, Art nor ruler, that asked such things at any thou able to make known unto me the magician, or astrologer, or Chaldean. dream which I have seen, and the inter

11 And it is a rare thing that the king pretation thereof? requireth, and there is none other that 27 Daniel answered in the presence of can shew it before the king, except the the king, and said, The secret which the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh. king hath demanded cannot the wise men,

12 For this cause the king was angry the astrologers, the magicians, the soothand very furious, and commanded to de- sayers, shew unto the king; stroy all the wise men of Babylon.

28 But there is a God in heaven that 13 And the decree went forth that the revealeth secrets, and maketh known to wise men should be slain; and they sought the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be Daniel and his fellows to be slain.

in the latter days. Thy dream, and the 14 Then Daniel answered with coun- visions of thy head upon thy bed, are sel and wisdom to Arioch the captain of these ; the king's guard, which was gone forth 29 As for thee, O king, thy thoughts to slay the wise men of Babylon : came into thy mind upon thy bed, what

15 He answered and said to Arioch the should come to pass hereafter : and he king's captain, Why is the decree so hasty that revealeth secrets maketh known to from the king? Then Arioch made the thee what shall come to pass. thing known to Daniel.

30 But as for me, this secret is not re16 Then Daniel went in, and desired l vealed to me for any wisdom that I have of the king that he would give him time, more than any living, but for their sakes and that he would shew the king the in- | that shall make known the interpretation terpretation.

to the king, and that thou mightest know 17 Then Daniel went to his house, and the thoughts of thy heart. made the thing known to Hananiah, Mi- 31 f 'Thou, O king, sawest, and behold shael, and Azariah, his companions : a great image. This great image, whose

18 That they would desire mercies of brightness was excellent, stood before the God of heaven concerning this secret ; thee; and the form thereof was terrible. that Daniel and his fellows should not 32 This image's head was of fine gold, perish with the rest of the wise men of his breast and his arms of silver, his belly Babylon.

and his thighs of brass, 19 Then was the secret revealed unto 33 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel and part of clay. blessed the God of heaven.

34 Thou sawest till that a stone was 20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed cut out without hands, which smote the be the name of God for ever and ever : image upon his feet that were of iron and for wisdom and might are his :

clay, and brake them to pieces.

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