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Balaam goeth to Balak.

rewards g of divination in their hand; and they came unto Balaam o fake into him the words of

itiato. 8 And he said unto them, Todge here this jo I will brin you word again; as the LORD shal speak uroto me: and the princes of Moab abode with Balaam. And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee T 10 And Balaam said unto God, Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent unto me, saying, 11 Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth : come now, curse me them ; 2 peradventure I shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out. 12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with then ; thou shalt not curse the people : for h they are blessed 13 And Balaam rose up in the o; and said unto the princes of Balak, Get you into your land: for the LORD refuseth i to give me leave to go with you. 14 And the princes of Moab rose up, and they went unto Balak, and said, Balaam refuseth to come with

tlS. 15 of And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they. 16 And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor, 3 Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from coming unto

17 For I will promote thee unto ve eat honour, and I will do whatsoever thou sayest unto me : come k therefore, I pray thee, curse ine this people. 18 And Balaam answered and said unto the servants of Balak, if l Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I m cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more. 19 Now therefore, I so you, tarry re also here this night, that smay now what the LORD will say unto Isle IIlorë. 20 And n God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him, if the men come to call thee, rise up, and go with them ; but yet o the word which I shall say unto thee, that shalt thou do. 21 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab. 22*. And God's anger was kindled because he went: and p the angel of the LORD stood in the way for an

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adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him. 23 And the ass saw g the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field : and Balaain smote the ass, to turn her into the way. 4. But the angel of the LORD stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side. 25 And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he smote her again. 26 And the angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the

eft, 27 And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she fell down under Balaam : and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff. 28 And the LORD opened r the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have of done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times { 29 And Balaam said unto the ass Because thou hast mocked me: i would there were a sword in mine hand, s for now would I kill thee. 30 And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, 4 upon which thou hast ridden ever since 5 I was thine unto this day ? was I ever wont to do so unto thee 3 And he said, Nay. 31 Then the LORD opened to the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the ange) of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand : and he bowed u down his head, and 6 fell flat on his face. 32 And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Wherefore has thou smitten thine ass v these three times? behold, I went out 7 to withstand thee, because thy w way is perverse æ before me : 33. And the ass saw me, and turned from me these three times: unless she had turned from me, surely now also I had slain thee, and saved her alive. 34 And Balaam said unto the angel of the LORD, I y have sinned; for I knew not that thou stoodest in the way against me: now therefore, if it 8 displease thee, I 2 will get me back again. 35 And the *. of the LORD said unto Balaam, Go a with the men: Balak's sacrifice. hut b only the word that I sho! speak unto thee, that thou shalt speak : so Balaam went with the princes of Balak. i 36 ‘ss And when Balak heard that Balaam was come, he went out to meet him unto a city of Moab, which is in the border of Arnon, which is in the utmost coast. | 37 And Balak said unto Balaam, Did I not earnestly send unto thee to call thee ( wherefore camest thou not unto me? am I not able indeed to promote c thee to honour ! | 38 And Balaam said unto Balak, Lo, I am come unto thee: have I now any power at all to say any thing? the word d that God ...to ! in my mouth, that shall I speak. 39 And Balaam went with Balak, and they came unto 9 Kirjathiluzoth. 40 And Balak offered oxen and sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the princes that were with him. 41 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into the high e places of Baal, that thence he might see the utmost part of the

people. CHAPTER XXIII. 1, 13 Balak's sacrifice. 7, 18 Badaam's parable.

ND Balaam said unto Balak, a

Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven oxen and Sewell rasslS. 2 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken ; and Balak and Balaam offered b on every altar a bullock and a ram. 3 And Balaam said unto Balak, c Stand by thy burnt offering, and I will go ; peradventure the LORD will come to meet me: and whatjor he she weth me I will tell thee.

place. 4 And d God met Balaam : and he said unto him, I have prepared seven altars, and I have offered upon every altar a bullock and a

And he went 1 to an high

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5 And the LORD put e a word in Balaam’s mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus shalt thou Speak.

6 And he returned unto him, and, lo, he stood by his burnt sacrifice, he, and all the princes of Moab.

nd he took up his parable, f

and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse g me Jacob, and COme, defy h Israel.

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b wer. 20.

c wer. 17. ch.24. 11. Ps, 75.6.

wer. 18. 9 or, a city of

streets. e Deut. 12.2.

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a ver. 29.
b wer. 14,30.
c ver, 15.
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d ver. 16.
e ch. 22.35.
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Balaam's parables.

hath not cursed ? or how shall I ; whom the LORD hath not de€C1

9 For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him : lo, the people shall dwell alone, k and shall l not be reckoned among the nations. 10 Who m can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let 4 me die the death n of the righteous, and let my last end be like his 11 And Balak said unto Balaam, What hast thou done unto me? I o took thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast blessed them altogether. * 12 And he answered and said, p Must I not take heed to speak that which the LoRD hath put in my

- mouth. 13 And Balak said unto him, Come,

I pray thee, with me unto q another place, from whence thou mayest see them : thou shalt see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: and curse

me them from thence.

14 of And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of 8 Pisgah, and built r seven altars, and offered s a bullock and a ram on every altar. 15 And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt offering, while I meet the LORD yonder. 16 And the LORD met Balaam, and put t a word in his mouth, and i. Go again unto Balak, and say fll IS. 17 And when he came to him, behold, he stood by his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said unto him, What u hath the LORD spoken 18 And he took up his parable, and said, Rise v up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, thou Son of Zip

por: 19 God w is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent : hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath & he spoken, and shall he not make it good? 20 Behold, I have received commandment to bless, and he y hath blessed; and I cannot 2 reverse it. 21. He a hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seem perverseness in Israel: the LORD b his God is with him, and the shout c of a king is among them. 22 God, d brought them out of Egypt : he hath e as it were the strength of an unicorn. 23 Surely there is no enchantment * against Jacob, neither is thers Balaam prophesieth. any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What f hath God wrought ! * 24 Behold, the people shall rise upg as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion : he shall not lie down h uritil he eat qf the prey, and drink the blood of the slain. 25 of And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all. 26 But Balaam answered i and said unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that the ionispeaketh, that I must do? 27 T And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee unto another place ; peradventure it will please God that thou mayest curse me them from thence. 28 And Balak brought Balaam unto the top of Peor, that looketh toward Jeshimon. . 29 And Balaam said unto Balak Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks a HCl Se VéIł TäIłłS. * 30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar. CHAPTER XXIV. Balaam prophesieth Israel's happi

716&S. ND when Balaam saw that it leased the LORD to bless Israel, he went hot, as at other times, 1 to seek for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness. 2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding in his tents, according to their tribes; and a the spirit of God came upon him. 3 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man 2 whose eyes are open hath said; 4 He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open : 5 How goodly are thy tents, O #. and thy tabernacles, O

6 As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by b, the river's side, as the trees of lign-aloes which the LORD hath planted, and as c cedar trees beside the wa

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n Ge. 15. 19.

6 Kain,

Balak dismisseth h.m.

up the nations his enemies,and shall break d their bones, and pierce e them through with his arrows. 9 He couched, he lay down as fa lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up Blessed g is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee. 10, T. And Balak's anger was kindled against Balaam, and he Smote his hands together : and Balak said unto Balaam, I called thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, h, thou hast altogether blessed them these three times. 11 Therefore now flee thou to thy place : I thought to promote thee unto great honour; but, lo, the LORD hath kept thee back from honour. 12 And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I not also to thy messengers which thou sentest unto me, saying, 13 If Balak would give mé his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment 9f the LORD, to do either good or bad of Imine own mind; but what the LORD saith, that will i speak? 14 And now, behold, I go unto my people : come therefore, and I will advertise thee what this people shall do to thy people in the latter

ayS. 13 *| And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said: 16 He hath said, which heard the Words of God, and knew the knowledge of the Most High, which saw the vision of the o falling into a trance, but having his eyes Open : 17. It shall see him, but not now ; 1, shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Stark out of Jacob, and a Sceptre l shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite 3 the corners of Momb, and destroy all the children of Sheth. 18 Aud Edom on shall be a possesSion, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies : and Israel shall do valiantly. 19 Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion, and shall loor him that remaineth of the Clty. 20 of And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of * the nations; but his latter end shall be 5 that he perish for ever. 21. And he looked on the Kenites, n and took up his parable, and said, Strong is thy dwelling place, and thou puttest thy mest in a rock. 22 Nevertheless 6 the Kenite shall Zimri and Cozbi slain.

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be wasted, 7 until Asshur shall carry thee away captive. 23 And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who o shall live when God doeth'this 24 And ships p shall come from the coast of Chittim, and shall afflict q Asshur, , and shall afflict Eber, r and he also shall perish for

€Wer. 25. And Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place : and Balak also went his way. APTER XXV. The Israelites' whoredom and idolatry. 6 Zinn ri and Cozbi slain. ND Israel abode in Shittim, a and the people began to commit whoredom b with the daughters of Moab. 2 And c they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed d down to their gods. 3 And Israel joined e himself unto Baal-peor : and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel. 4 And the LORD said unto Moses, f Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce g anger of the LoBD may be turned away from Israel. 5 And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay h ye every one his men that were joined unto Baal

peor. 6 off And behold, one of the children of Israel came, and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman, in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were weeping i before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. 7 And when Phinehas, k the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand; 8 And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel, 9 And those l that died in the plague were twenty and four thou

10 *| And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned m, my wrath, away from the children of Israel, (while he Was zealous 1 for my sake among them,) that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.n

12 Wherefore say Behold I give

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unto him o my covenant of peace : 13 And he shall have it, and his seed after him. even the covenant of an p everlasting priesthood: because he was q zealous for his God, and made an r atonement for the children of Israel. 14 Now the name of the Israelite that was slaim. even that was slain with the Midianitish Woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a 2 chief house among the SimeoniteS. 15 And the name of the Midianitish woman that was slain was COzbi, the daughter of Zur; s he was head over a people, and of a chief house in Midian. 16 °s And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 17 Wext the Midianites, and smite them : 18 For they vex you u with their wiles, where with they have beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a primce of Midian, their sister, which was slain v in the day of the plague for Peor’s S

CHAPTER XXVI. The sum of all Israel is taken in the ... plans of Moab. A*. it came to pass, after the plague, that the LORD spake unto Moses, and unto Eleazar the Son of Aaron the priest, saying, 2 Take a the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, from twenty }. old and upward throughout their fathers' house, all that are able to go to war in Israel. 3. And Moses and, Eleazar the priest spake with them in the plains b of Moab, by Jordan near Jericho, saying, 4 Take the sum of the people, from twenty years old and upward ; as the LORD commanded Moses, and the children of Israel, which went forth out of the land of Egypt. 5 * Reuben c the eldest son of Israel : the children of Reuben ; Hanoch, of whom cometh the family of the Hanochites of Pallu, the so of the Palluites: 26 Of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: of Carmi, the family of the Carmites. 7 These are the families of the Reubenites: and they that were numbered of them were forty a three thousand and seven hundr and .# 8 And the sons of Pallu ; Eliab, 9 And the sons of Eliab; Nenuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. This is that Dathan and Abiram, which were famous in the congreThe Israelites

gation, who strove d against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, when they strove against the LORD : 10 And the earth opened her mouth, and , swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men: and e they became a sign. 11 Notwithstanding, the children f of Korah died not. 12." The sons of Simeon after their families: of Nemuel, g, the family of the Nemuelites: of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites: of Jachin, h the family of the Jachimites: 13 Of Zerah, i the family of the Zarbites : , of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites. 14 These are the families of the Simeonites, twenty and two thousand and two hundred. 15 of The children of Gad after their families : of Zephon, k the family of the Zephonites: of Haggi, the family of the Haggites: of Shuni, the family of the Shumites: 16 Of Ozni, t the o of the Qznites: of Eri, the family of the 8 :

ITLES : 17 Qf Arod, m the family of the Arodites: of Areli, the family of the Arelites. 18. These are the families of the children of Gad, according to those that were numbered of them, forty thousand and five hundred. 19 of The sons of Judah on were £r and Oman: and Fr and Onan died in the land of Canaan. 20 And the sons of Judah after their families were ; of Shelah the family of the Shelanites: of Pharez, the family of the Pharzites: of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites. 21 And the sons of Pharez were; of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites. * * * These are the families of Judah according to those that were numbered of them, threescore and sixteen thousand and five hundred. 23 T. Of the sons of Issacharo after their families: of Tola, the family of the Tolaites: of i Pua, the family, of the Punites: 24,0f 3 Jashub, the family of the Jashubites: of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites. . . 25 These are the families of Issaar according to those that were aumbered of them, three score and fourthousand and three hundred. 26 of Qf the sons of Zebulun p

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family of the Sardites: of Elon, the family of the Elonites: of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites. 27 These are the families of the Zubulunites, according to those that were numbered of them, threescore thousand and five hun

Tét 1. 28 of The sons of Joseph q after their families were Manasseh and Ephraim. 29 Of the sons of Manasseh : of r Machir, the family of the Machirites : and Machir begat Gilead : of Gilead come the family of the Gileadites. 30 These are the sons of Gilead : of 3 Jeezer, the family of the Jeezerites: of Helek, the family of the Helekites: 31 And of Asriel, the family of the Asrielites: and of Shechem, the family of the Shechemites: 32 And of Shemida, the family of the Shemidaites: and of Hepher, the family of the Hepherites. 33 of And Zelophehad s the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters ; and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 34 These are the families of Mamasseh, and those that were numbered of them, fifty and two thousand and seven hundred. 35 of These are the sons of Ephraim after their families: of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthalhites: of Becher, to the family of the Bachrites: of Tahan, the family of the Tahamites. 36, And these are the sons of Shuthelah ; of Eran, the family of the Eramites. 37 'These are the families of the sons of Ephraim, o; to those that were numbered of them

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hundred. These are the sons of Joseph after their families. 38 he sons of Benjamin w after their families: of Bela, the family of the Belaites: of Ashbei the family of the Ashbelites: of Ahiram, v the family of the Ahiramites: 39 Qf Shupham, w the family of the Shuphamites: of Hupham, the family of the Huphamites. 40. And the sons of Bela were ar and Naaman : of Ard, the

family of the Ardites: and of Naaman, the family of the Naamites. 41 These or the sons of Benjamin after their families : and they that were numbered of them were forty and five thousand and six hundred.

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