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The people murmur.

bly of the congregation of the children of Israel. And Joshua, e the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh which were of them that searche the land, rent their clothes: 7 And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceedung good land. 8 [f the LORD delight fin us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with g milk and honey. 9 Only rebel h not ye against the LORD, neither fear i ye the people of the land; for they are bread k for us: their 1 defence is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: l fear m them not. 10 But all the congregation bade stone them n with stones. And 0 the glory of the LoRD appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of Israel. 11 nd the LORD said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke p me? and how long will it be ere o me, g for all the signs which I have shewed among them 1 12 will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of r thee a greater nation and mightier than they. _13 *|| And Moses 8 said unto the LORD, Then t the Egyptians shall hear it, (for thou broughtest up #. open thy might from among lenn : 14 And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have u heard that thou, LorD, art among this people; that thou LORD, art seen v face to face; and that thy cloud w standeth over them, and that thou a goest before them, by daytime in a pillar of a cloud and in a pillarofa fire by night. - Now, if thou shast kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the same of thee will speak, saying, 16 Because y the LoRD was not able to bring this people into the land which he sware unto them, therefore he hath slain them in the wilderness. 17 Alld now, 1 beseech thee, let the powerz of o LORD be great,according as thou hast spoken, a saying, 18 The LORD is long-suffering, and of mercy, forgiving b imiquity and by no means visiting c the upon the and fo


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Infidelity threatened.

19 Pardon, d I beseech thee, the lo of this people, according unto the greatness of thy mergy

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people, from Egypt even 1 until YWOW.

20 And the LORD said, I have pardoned, according e to thy word: 21 But as i.; as I live, allf the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD. 22 Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in logypt and in the wilderness, have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice; 23 2 Surely g they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it : 24 But my servant Caleb, h because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully him will I bring into the land whereinto he went ; and his seed shall possess it. 25 (Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwelt in the valley.) To morrow turn you, and get you into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea. 26 ‘'s And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, , . 27 How long i shall I bear with this kevil congregation, which murmur against me ! I have heard k the

murmurings of the children of lsrael, which they murmur against In 182.

28 Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you: 29 Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were l numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against me, 30 Doubtless ye shall not come into the land concerning which l 3 sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. 31 But your little ones, which }; said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised.m. 32 But as for you, your carcases, m they shall fall in this wilderness. 33 And your children shall 4 wander in o the wilderness forty ye and bear your p whoredoms, unti your carcases be wasted in the wilderness. 34 After the number of the days in which ye searched the land

even forty a days, (cach day for a The presumptuous smitten. year) shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years; and ye shall know my b, breach r of promise : 35 Is the LORD have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil t congregation, that are gathered together against me; in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die. 36 And the men u which Moses sent to search the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by oins up a slander upon the §Il{} ##ven those men, that did bring up the evil report upon the land, died v by the plague before the LORD. 38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, twhich were of the men that went to search the land, lived w still. 39 And Moses told, these sayings unto all the children of Israel: and the people mourned as greatly. 40 *s And they rose up early in the morning, and gat them up into the top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we be here, and will go up unto the place which the LORD hath promised: for we have sin


Theol. 41 And Moses said, Wherefore now do ye transgress the commandment y of the LORD ! but it shall not prosper. 42 Go not up, for the LORD is not among you; that ye be not smitten before your enemies. 43 For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and ye shall fall by the sword: because 2 ye are turned away from the LoRD, therefore the LORD will not be with you. 44 But they presumed to go up unto the hill-top; nevertheless the ark a of the covenant of the LORD, and Moses, departed not out of the Carnp. 45 Then the Amalekites came down, and the Canaanites which dwelt in that hill, and smote them, and discomfited them, even unto Hormah.

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NUMBERS, XV. Law of meat and drink offerings.

ing, or a sacrifice in 1 performing a vow, b or in a freewill offering, or in your solemn feasts, C to make a sweet savour d unto the LORD, of the herd, or of the flock: 4 Then shall he that offereth his offering unto the LORD bring a meat offering e of a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an him of oil. f 5 And the fourth part of an hill of wine for a drink offering shalt thou prepare with the burnt offering or sacrifice, for one lamb. 6 Or for a ram, thou shalt prepare for a meat offering two tenth deals of flour mingled with the third part of an him of oil. 7 And for a drink offering thou shalt offer the third part of an hin of wine, for a sweet savour unto the LORD. 8 And when thou preparest a bullock for a burnt offering, or for a sacrifice in performing a yow, or g peace offerings unto the ORD :

RD : 9 Then shall he bring h with a bullock a meat offering of three tenth deals of flour mingled with half an him of oil. 10 And thou shalt bring for a drink offering half an him of wine, for an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD. 11 Thus i shall it be done for one bullock, or for one ram, or for a lamb, or a kid. 12 According to the number that ye shall prepare, so shall ye do to every one according to their num

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so he shall do. 15 One k ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance for ever in your generations : as ye o so shall the stranger be before the 16 One law and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 18 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When l e come into the land whither I ring you,

Sacrifice for sins of ignorance. NUMBERS, XVI.

19 Then it shall be, that, when ye eat of the bread of the land, m ye shall offer up an heave offering unto the LORD. 20 Ye shall offer up a cake of the n first of your dough for an heave offering : as ye do the heave offering o of the threshing-floor, so shall ye heave it. 21 Of the first of }. dough ye shall give unto the LORD an heave offering in your generations. 22 *| And if ye have erred. p and not observed all these cominandments, which the LORD hath spoken unto Moses. 23 Even all that the LORD hath commanded }. by the hand of Moses, from the day that the LORD commanded Moses, and henceforward among your generations; 24 Then it shall be, if aught be committed by ignorance 2 without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall of fer one young bullock for a burnt offering, for a sweet savour unto the LöRD, with q his meat offering, and his drink offering, according to the 3 manner, and one kid r of the goats for a sin offering. 25 And the priest shall make an atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them ; for it is ignorange; s and they shaft bring their offering, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD, and their sin offering before the LORD, for their

Ignorange : 26 And it shall be forgiven all the congregation of the children of Israel, and the stranger that sojourneth among them; seeing all the people were in ignorance. 27"| And if t any soul sin through #. then he shall bring a e goat of the first year for a sin offering. 28 And u the priest shall make an atonement for the soul that sinaeth ignorantly, when he sinneth by ignorance before the LoBD, to make an atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven him. . . 29 Ye shall have one law for him that 4 sinneth, through ignorance, both for him that is born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger v that Sojourneth among

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The Sabbath breaker stomed.

his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity y shall be upon him. ... ' 32 *| And while the children of lsrael were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticksz upon the sabbath day. 33 And § that found him #. sticks brought him unto loses and Aaron, and unto all the congregation : 34 And they put him in ward, a because it was not declared what should be done to him. 35 And the LORD said unto Moses, The man b shall be surely put to death ; all the congregation stone c him with stones without the camp. 36 And d all the congregation brought him without the camp. and stoned him with stones, and he died ; as the LORD commanded Moses. 37 *| And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, &: 38 Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make

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their garments, throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a ribband of blue : 39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them ; and that ye seek not after your fown heart, and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a g whor

Ing: 40 That ye may remember, and do h all my commandments, and be holy i unto your God. ' 41 Isk, am the Lond your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your ! God : I am the Lori your God. LAPTER XVI. The rebellion of Korah, Dathan, and biram. No. Korah a the son of Izhar, , the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan, and Abiram the Soms of Eliab, and On the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took

?? lost 2 And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous b in the Congregation, men of renown : 3 And c they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, 1 Ye take too much upon you, seeing all d the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LoRD & is among them : wherefore then The relellion of Korah,

lift ye up yourselves above the o of the LoBD ! . 4 And when Moses heard it, he f. fell upon his face : 5 And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even to morrow the LORD will shew who are his, and who is holy; g and wilt cause him h to come near unto him : even him whom he hath chosen will i he cause to come near k unto him. 6. This do; Take you censers, Korah, and all his company; 7 And put fire therein, and put incense in them before the LORD to morrow ; and it shall be that the man whom the iORD doth choose, he shall be holy: ye take too much upon you, m ye sons of

eVI. 8 And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, I pray you, ye sons of Levi: Seemeth it but a small n thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated o you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them : 10 And he hath brought thee near to him, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee : and seek ye the priesthood also : 11 For which cause both thou and all thy company are gathered together against the LORD : and p what is Aaron, that ye murmur against him : 12 off And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will not COIlê UIT)

p & 13 Is q it a small thing that thou

hast brought us up out of the land that floweth with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, except

thou make thyself altogether a b

prince r over us? 14 Moreover, thou hast not brought

us into a land that floweth s with £

milk and honey, or given usinheritance of fields and vineyards : wilt thou 2 put out the eyes of these men? we will not come up. 15 Amd Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD, Respect t not thou their offering : I u have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them. 16 And Moses said unto Korah, Be thou and all thy company before the LoRD, thou, and they, and Aaron, to morrow : 17 And take every man his cenRer, and put incense in them, and bring #'. before the LORD, every IIlāIl censer, two hundred and


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Dalhan, and Abiram. fifty censers; thou also, and Aaron,

| each of you his censer.

18 And they took every man his censer, and put fire in them, and laid incense thereon, and stood in the door of the tabernacle of the congregation with Moses and Aa

TO (t. 19 And Korah gathered all the

... congregation, against them unto

the door of the tabernacle of the

... congregation : and w the glory of g Speak unto Eleazar the son of p

the LORD appeared unto all the congregation. 20 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, 21 Separate or yourselves from among this congregation, that I may y consume them in a moment. 22 And they fell z upon their faces, and said, O God, the God a of the spirits of all flesh, shall one b man sim, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation ? 23 T And the LORD, spake unto Moses, saying, 24 Speak, unto the congregation, saying, Get you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. 25 And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram ; and the elders of Israel followed him. 26. And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, c I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of their's, lest ye be consumed in all their

SiłłS. 27 So they gat up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side : and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood in the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little children. ----- - 28, And Moses said, Hereby ye d shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind.e 29 If these men die 3 the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation f of all men; then the LORD hath not sent

IIlê. 30 But if the LORD 4 make a new g thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit ; h them ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD. 31 of And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them :

Many destroyed by a plague. 32 And i the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. 33. They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon thém : and they perished from among the congregation. 34 And all Israel that were round about them fied at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth Swallow us up also. 35 And there came out a fire k from the LoRD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty l men that offered incense. 36 T And the LORD spake unto *g. saying,

Aaron the priest, that he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter thou the fire yonder; form they are hallowed. 38. The censers of these sinners on against their own souls, let them make them broad plates for a covering of the altar: for they offered them before the LORD, therefore they are hallowed : and they shall be a sign o unto the children of Israel. 39 And Eleazar the priest took the brazen censers, wherewith they that were burnt had offered; and they were made broad plates for a covering of the altar: To be a memorial unto the children of Israel, that p no straner, which is not of the seed of aron, come near to offer incense before the LORD ; that he be not as Korah, and as his Company : as the LORD said to him by the hand of Moses. 41 off But on the morrow, all the to of the children of Israes a murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the people of the LoRD. 42 And it came to pass, when the congregation was gathered against Moses and against Aaron, that they looked toward the tabernacle of the congregation : and, behold, the cloud r covered it, and the o 3 of the LORD appeared. 43 And Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle of the congregation. 44. T And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 45 Get t you up from among this congregation, that I may consume them as in a moment. And to they fell upon their faces. 46 ‘'s And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein


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i ch.26.10,11. Deut. 11.6. Ps. 106.17, 18. k ch. 11.1. Lev. 10.2. l ver, 17. m Lev.27.28. on Pr. 3.36. 20.2. Hab.2, 10. o ch. 17.10. Eze. 14.8.

ch.3.10. 2Ch. 26.18. q ch. 14.2. Ps. 106.25, &c. r Ex. 40.34. s ver. 19. t ver.21,24.

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v ch. 11.33. 18, 5. Lev. 10.6. 1 Ch. 27.24. ow Ps. 106.29. ac Deut. 33.10. 9 He.7.24,25. z 10hr.21.26, 27. Ps. 106.30. (CHAP. 17.) a Eze.37.16. b Ex. 25.22. 29.42,43. 30,36. c ch. 16.5. d ch. 16.11. 4 a rod for one prince, a rod for one prince.

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from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them : for there is v wrath gone out from the LORD ; the plague is begun. 47 And Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation ; , and behold, the plague w was begun among the people : and he put on incense, a and made an atonement for the *. 48 And he stood between y the dead and the living; and the plague was z stayed. 49 Now they that died in the plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, beside them that died about the matter of Korah. 50 And Aaron returned unto Moses. unto the door of the tabernacle ofthe congregation; and the plague was stayed. CHAPTER XVII. Aaron's rod among all the rods of the tribes only flourisheth. ND the LORD spake unto Mo

ses, saying, * 2 Speak unto the children of Esrael, and take of every one of them | a rod, a according to the house of their fathers, of all their princes according to the house of them fathers, twelve rods: write thou every man's name upon his rod. 3 And thou shalt write Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers. 4 And thou shalt lay them up in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where b I will meet with you. 5 And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, c shall blossom ; and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby d they murmur against you. 6 *s And Moses spake unto the children of Israel; and every one of their princes gave him 1 a rod apiece, for each prince one, according to their fathers’ houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods. 7 And Moses laid up the rods before the LoRD in the tabernacle e of witness. 8 And it came to pass, that on the morrow, Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; and behold, the rod f of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds. 9 And Moses brought out all the rods from before the LORD unto ali

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