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CHAP. XV. The presumptuous smutten. morrow turn you, and get you into the 39 And Moses told these sayings wilderness by the way of the Red sea. unto all the children of Israel: and the

26 (And the Lord spake unto people mourned greatly. Moses and unto Aaron, saying, 40 | And they rose up early in the

27 How long shall I bear with this morning, and gat them up into the evil congregation, which murmur top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we against me? I have heard the mur- be here, and will go up unto the place murings of the children of Israel, which the Lord hath promised : for which they murmur against me. we have sinned.

28 Say unto them, As truly as I live, 41 And Moses said, Wherefore now saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in do ye transgress the commandment mine ears, so will I do to you : of the LORD? but it shall not prosper.

29 Your carcasses shall fall in this wil 42 Go not up, for the Lord is not derness; and all that were numbered among you; that ye be not smitten of you, according to your whole num- before your enemies. ber, from twenty years old and upward, 43 For the Amalekites and the Ca. which have murmured against me, naanites are there before

you, and

ye 30 Doubtless ye shall not come into shall fall by the sword: because ye tie land concerning which I sware to are turned away from the LORD, theremake you dwell therein, save Caleb fore the Lord will not be with you. the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the 44 But they presumed to go up unto son of Nun.

the hill top: nevertheless the ark of 31 But your little ones, which ye the covenant of the Lord, and Moses, said should be a prey, them will I departed not out of the camp. bring in, and they shall know the land 45 Then the Amalekites came down, which ye have despised.

and the Canaanites which dwelt in 32 But as for you, your carcasses, that hill, and smote them, and discomthey shall fall in this wilderness. fited them, even unto Hormah.

33 And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear

CHAP. XV. your whoredoms, until your carcasses 1 The law of the meat offering and the drink of be wasted in the wilderness.

fering. 13, 29 The stranger is under the same

law. 17 The law of the first of the dough for 34 After the number of the days in an heave offering. 22 The sacrifice for sins nf which yesearched the land, even forty ignorance. 30 The punishment of presump

tion. 32 He that violated the sabbath is stoned. days (each day for a year) shall ye bear

37 The luw of fringes. your iniquities, even forty years and ye shall know my breach of promise. And the Lord spake unto Moses,

35 I the Lord have said, I will saying, surely do it unto all this evil congrega 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, tion, that are gathered together against and say unto them, When ye be come me : in this wilderness they shall be into the land of your habitations, which consumed, and there they shall die. I give unto you,

36 And the men which Moses sent 3 And will make an offering by fire to search the land, who returned, and unto the Lord, a burnt offering, or a made all the congregation to murmur sacrifice in performing a vow, or in a against him, by bringing up a slander freewill offering, or in your solemn upon the land,

feasts, to make a sweet savour unto the 37 Even those men that did bring LORD, of the herd, or of the flock : up the evil report upon the land, died 4 Then shall he that offereth his ofby the plague before the LORD. fering unto the Lord bring a meat of

38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and fering of a tenth deal of flour mingled Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which with the fourth part of an lin of oil. were of the men that went to search 5 And the fourth part of an hin of the land, lived still.

wine for a drink offering shalt thou

or a kid.

Law of offerings.

NUMBERS. Sacrifice for sins of ignorance, prepare with the burnt offering or, ing: as ye do the heave offering of the sacrifice, for one lamb.

threshingfloor, so shall ye beave it. 6 Or for a ram, thou shalt prepare 21 Of the first of your dough ye shall for a meat offering two tenth deals of give unto the LORD an heave offering Hour mingled with the third part of in your generations. an hin of oil.

22 And if ye have erred, and not ob7 And for a drink offering thou shalt served all these commandments which offer the third part of an hin of wine, the Lord hath spoken unto Moses, for a sweet savour unto the Lord. 23 Even all that the Lord hath com

8 And when thou preparest a bul- manded you by the hand of Moses, lock for a burnt offering, or for a sa- from the day that the Lord comcrifice in performing a vow, or peace manded Moses, and henceforward offerings unto the LORD:

among your generations; 9 Then shall he bring with a bullock 24 Then it shall be, if aught be coma meat offering of three tenth deals of mitted by ignorance without the knowAour mingled with half an hin of oil. ledge of the congregation, that all the

10 And thou shalt bring for a drink congregation shall offer one young offering half an hin of wine, for an of- bullock for a burnt offering, for a sweet fering made by fire, of a sweet savour savour unto the LORD, with his meat unto the LORD.

offering, and his drink offering, accord11 Thus shall it be done for one bul- ing to the manner, and one kid of the lock, or for one ram, or for a lamb, goats for a sin offering.

25 And the priest shall make an 812 According to the number that ye tonement for all the congregation of shall prepare, so shall ye do to every the children of Israel, and it shall be one according to their number, forgiven them; for it is ignorance:

13 All that are born of the country and they shall bring their offering, a shall do these things after this manner, sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD, in offering an offering made by fire, and their sin offering before the LORD, of a sweet savour unto the Lord. for their ignorance :

14 And if a stranger sojourn with you, 26 And it shall be forgiven all the or whosoever be among you in your ge- congregation of the children of Israel, nerations, and will offer an offering and the stranger that sojourneth among made by fire, of a sweet savour unto them; seeing all the people were in the LORD; as ye do, so he shall do.

ignorance. for

27 [ And if any soul sin through you of the congregation, and also for ignorance, then he shall bring a she the stranger that sojourneth with you, goat of the first year for a sin offeringan ordinance for ever in your genera 28 And the priest shall make an tions: as ye are, so shall the stranger atonement for the soul that sinneth igbe before the LORD.

norantly, when he sinneth by ignorance 16 One law and one manner shall before the LORD, to make an atonement be for you, and for the stranger that for him; and it shall be forgiven him. sojourneth with you.

29 Ye shall have one law for him 17 | And the LORD spake unto Mo- that sinneth through ignorance, both ses, saying,

for him that is born among the child18 Speak unto the children of Israel, ren of Israel, and for the stranger that and say unto them, When ye come sojourneth among them. into the land whither I bring you, 30 | But the soul that doeth aught

19 Then it shall be, that when ye eat presumptuously, whether he be born in of the bread of the land, ye shall offer the land, or a stranger, the same reup an heave offering unto the LORD. proacheth the LORD; and that soul

20 Yc shall offer up a cake of the shall be cut off from among his people. first of your dough for an heave offer 31 Because he hath despised the word

The sabbath breaker stoned. CHAP. XVI. The rebellion of Korah, &c. of the Lord, and hath broken his com- , and On, the son of Peleth, sons of mandment, that soul shall utterly be cut Reuben, took men; off; his iniquity shall be upon him. 2 And they rose up before Moses,

32 | And while the children of Is- with certain of the children of Israel, rael were in the wilderness, they found two hundred and fifty princes of the a man that gathered sticks upon the assembly, famous in the congregation, sabbath day.

men of renown: 33 And they that found him gather 3 And they gathered themselves ing sticks brought him unto Moses and together against Moses and against Aaron, and unto all the congregation. Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take

34 And they put him in ward, be too much upon you, seeing all the cause it was not declared what should congregation are holy, every one of be done to him.

them, and the LORD is among them: 35 And the LORD said unto Moses, wherefore then lift ye up yourselves The man shall be surely put to death: above the congregation of the Lord? all the congregation shall stone him 4 And when Moses heard it, he fell with stones without the camp. upon

his face : 36 And all the congregation brought 5 And he spake unto Korah and him without the camp, and stoned unto all his company, saying, Even him with stones, and he died; as the to morrow the Lord will shew who LORD commanded Moses.

are his, and who is holy; and will cause 37 | And the LORD spake unto Mo- him to come near unto him: even him ses, saying,

whom he hath chosen will he cause 38 Speak unto the children of Israel, to come near unto him. and bid them that they make them 6 This do; Take you censers, Kofringes in the borders of their garments rah, and all his company; throughout their generations, and that 7 And put fire therein, and put inthey put upon the fringe of the bor- conse in them before the LORD to ders a ribband of blue :

morrow : and it shall be that the man 39 And it shall be unto you for whom the LORD doth choose, he shall fringe, that ye may look upon it, and be holy: ye take too much upon you, remember all the commandments of

ye sons of Levi. the LORD, and do them; and that ye 8 And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, seek not after your own heart and your I pray you, ye sons of Levi: own eyes, after which ye use to go a 9 Seemeth it but a small thing unto whoring :

you, that the God of Israel hath sepa40 That ye may remember, and do rated you from the congregation of all my commandments, and be holy Israel, to bring you near to himself to unto your God.

do the service of the tabernacle of the 41 lam the LORD your God, which Lord, and to stand before the conbrought you out of the land of Egypt, gregation to minister unto them? to be your God: I am the LORD your 10 And he hath brought thee near God.

to him, and all thy brethren the sons

of Levi with thee: and seek ye the CHAP. XVI. 1 The rebellion of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.

priesthood also ? 23 Moses sepurateth the people from the rebels'

11 For which cause both thou and tents. 31 T'he earth swalloweth up Korah, and all thy company are gathered together a fire consumeth others. 36 The censers are reserred to holy use. 41 Fourteen thousand against the Lord: and what is Aaron, and seven hundred are slain by a plague for that ye murmur against him? murmuring against Moses and Aaron. 46

12 | And Moses sent to call Dathan Aaron by incense stayeth the plague.

and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the said, We will not come up: son of Kohath, the son of Levi ; and 13 Is it a small thing that thou hast Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliah; brought us up out of a land that flow

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The rebellion of Korah, &c. NUMBERS. The earth swalloweth them up. eth with milk and honey, to kill us in and touch nothing of their’s, lest ye the wilderness, except thou make thy- be consumed in all their sins. self altogether a prince over us? 27 So they gat up from the taber

14 Moreover thou hast not brought nacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, us into a land that floweth with milk on every side: and Dathan and Abiand honey, or given us inheritance of ram came out, and stood in the door fields and vineyards : wilt thou put of their tents, and their wives, and their out the eyes of these men ? we will sons, and their little children. not come up:

28 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall 15 And Moses was very wroth, and know that the LORD hath sent me to said unto the LORD, Respect not thou do all these works; for I have not done their offering : I have not taken one them of mine own mind. ass from them, neither have I hurt 29 If these men die the common one of them.

death of all men, or if they be visited 16 And Moses said unto Korah, Be after the visitation of all men; then thou and all thy company before the the Lord hath not sent me. Lord, thou, and they, and Aaron, to 30 But if the LORD make a new Iniorrow:

thing, and the earth open her mouth, 17 And take every man his censer, and swallow them up, with all that and put incense in them, and bring ye appertain unto them, and they go down before the LORD every man his censer, quick into the pit; then ye shall untwo hundred and fifty censers; thou derstand that these men have provoked also, and Aaron, each of you his censer. the LORD.

18 And they took every man his 31 | And it came to pass, as he had censer, and put fire in them, and laid made an end of speaking all these incense thereon), and stood in the door words, that the ground clave asunder of the tabernacle of the congregation that was under them: with Moses and Aaron.

32 And the earth opened her mouth, 19 And Korah gathered all the con- and swallowed them up, and their gregation against them unto the door houses, and all the men that appertainof the tabernacle of the congregation : ed unto Korah, and all their goods. and the glory of the Lord appeared 33 They, and all that appertained to unto all the congregation.

them, went down alive into the pit, and 20 And the LORD spake unto Moses the earth closed upon them: and they and unto Aaron, saying,

perished from among the congregation. 21 Separate yourselves from among 34 And all Israel that were round this congregation, that I may consume about them, fled at the cry of them : them in a moment.

for they said, Lest the earth swallow and said, o God, the God of the spi- ^35 "And there came out a fire from rits of all Aesh, shall one man sin, the LORD, and consumed the two hunand wilt thou be wroth with all the dred and fifty men that offered incense. congregation ?

36 | And the LORD spake unto 23 9 And the LORD spake unto Mo- Moses, saying, ses, saying,

37 Speak unto Eleazar the son of 24 Speak unto the congregation, say- | Aaron the priest, that he take up the ing. Get you up from about the taber- censers out of the burning, and scatter nacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. thou the fire yonder; for they are

25 And Moses rose up and went hallowed. unto Dathan and Abiram; and the 38 The censers of these sinners elders of Israel followed him.

against their own souls, let them make 26 And he spake unto the congre- them broad plates for a covering of gation, saying, Depart, I pray you, the altar: for they offered them before from the tents of these wicked men, / the Lord, therefore they are hallow

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Many destroyed by a plague. CHAP. XVII.

Aaron's rod buddeth. ed: and they shall be a sign unto the ses unto the door of the tabernacle of children of Israel.

the congregation : and the plague was 39 And Eleazar the priest took the stayed. brazen censers, wherewith they that were burnt had offered; and they 1 Aaron's rod among all the rods of the trives

CHAP. XVII. were made broad plates for a covering only flourisheth. 10 It is left for a monument of the altar :

against the rebels. 40 To be a memorial unto the child- And the LORD spake unto Moses, ren of Israel, that no stranger, which saying, is not of the seed of Aaron, come near 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, to offer incense before the LORD; and take of every one of them a rod that he be not as Korah, and as his according to the house of their facompany: as the LORD said to him thers, of all their princes according by the hand of Moses.

to the house of their fathers, twelve 41 | But on the morrow all the rods: write thou every man's name congregation of the children of Israel upon his rod. murmured against Moses and against 3 And thou shalt write Aaron's name Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the upon the rod of Levi: for one rod people of the LORD.

shall be for the head of the house of 42 And it came to pass when the their fathers. congregation was gathered against 4 And thou shalt lay them up in the Moses and against Aaron, that they tabernacle of the congregation belooked toward the tabernacle of the fore the testimony, where I will meet congregation : and behold, the cloud with you. covered it, and the glory of the LORD 5 And it shall come to pass, that appeared.

the man's rod, whom I shall choose 43 And Moses and Aaron came be- shall blossom: and I will make to fore the tabernacle of the congregation. cease from me the murmurings of the

44 | And the LORD spake unto children of Israel, whereby they murMoses, saying,

mur against you. 45 Get you up from among this con- 6 Ånd Moses spake unto the childgregation, that I may consume them ren of Israel, and every one of their as in a moment. And they fell upon princes gave him a rod apiece, for each their faces.

prince one, according to their fathers' 46 | And Moses said unto Aaron, houses, even twelve rods: and the rod Take a censer, and put fire therein of Aaron was among their rods. from off the altar, and put on incense, 7 And Moses laid up the rods before and go quickly unto the congregation, the Lord in the tabernacle of witness. and make an atonement for them: for 8 And it came to pass, that on the there is wrath gone out from the morrow Moses went into the tabernaLORD; the plague is begun.

cle of witness; and behold, the rod of 47 And Aaron took as Moses com Aaron for the house of Levi was budmanded, and ran into the midst of the ded,and brought forth buds, and bloomcongregation; and behold, the plague ed blossoms, and yielded almonds.

. was begun among the people: and 9 And Moses brought out all the he put on incense, and made an atone- rods from before the LORD unto all ment for the people.

the children of Israel: and they look48 And he stood between the dead and ed, and took every man his rod. the living; and the plague was stayed. 10 | And the LORD said unto Mo

49 Now they that died in the plague ses, Bring Aaron's rod again before were fourteen thousand and seven hun- | the testimony, to be kept for a token dred, beside them that died about the against the rebels; and thou shalt matter of Korah.

quite take away their murmurings 50 And Aaron returned unto Mo- l from me, that they die not.

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