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Moses smiteth the rock. NUMBERS. His message to Edom. the congregation of the Lord into 15 How our fathers went down this wilderness, that we and our cat- into Egypt, and we have dwelt in tle should die there?

Egypt a long time; and the Egyp5 And wherefore have ye made us tians vexed us, and our fathers: to come up out of Egypt, to bring 16 And when we cried unto the us in unto this evil place? it is no Lord, he heard our voice, and sent place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, an angel, and hath brought us forth or of pomegranates ; neither is there out of Egypt: and, behold, we are any water to drink.

in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost 6 And Moses and Aaron went from of thy border. the presence of the assembly unto 17 Let us pass, I pray thee, the door of the tabernacle of the through thy country: we will not congregation, and they fell upon pass through the fields, or through their faces; and the glory of the the vineyards, neither will we drink LORD appeared unto them. of the water of the wells: we will

7 And the Lord spake unto Moses, go by the king's high way, we will saying,

not turn to the right hand nor to the 8 Take the rod, and gather thou left, until we have passed thy borthe assembly together, thou and ders. Aaron thy brother, and speak ye 18 And Edom said unto him, Thon unto the rock before their eyes; shalt not pass by me, lest I come and it shall give forth his water, out against thee with the sword. and thou shalt bring forth to them 19 And the children of Israel said water out of the rock : so thou unto him, We will go by the highshalt give the congregation and way: and if I and my cattle drink their beasts drink.

of thy water, then I will pay for it: 9 And Moses took the rod from I will only, without doing any thing before the LORD, as he commanded else, go through on my feet. him.

20 And he said, Thou shalt not 10 And Moses and Aaron gathered go through. And Edom came out the congregation together before the against him with much people, and rock, and he said unto them, Hear with a strong hand. now, ye rebels ; must we fetch you 21 Thus Edom refused to give Iswater out of this rock?

rael passage through his border: 11 And Moses lifted up his hand, wherefore Israel turned away from and with his rod he smote the rock him. twice: and the water came out 22 T And the children of Israel, abundantly, and the congregation even the whole congregation, jourdrank, and their beasts also. neyed from Kadesh, and came unto

12 And the Lord spake unto Mo- mount Hor. ses and Aaron, Because ye

believed 23 And the LORD spake unto Mome not, to sanctify me in the eyes ses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the of the children of Israel, therefore coast of the land of Edom, saying, ye shall not bring this congregation 24 Aaron shall be gathered unto into the land which I have given his people: for he shall not enter them,

into the land which I have given 13 This is the water of Meribah; unto the children of Israel, because because the children of Israel strove ye rebelled against my word at the with the LORD, and he was sancti- water of Meribah. fied in them.

25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his 14 ( And Moses sent messengers son, and bring them up unto mount from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Hor: Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou 26 And strip Aaron of his garknowest all the travail that hath be- ments, and put them upon Eleazar fallen us:

his son: and Aaron shall be gath.


The death of Aaron. NUMBERS

The brazen serpent. ered unto his people, and shall die 7 Therefore the people came to there.

Moses, and said, We have sinned, 27 And Moses did as the LORD for we have spoken against the commanded : and they went up into LORD, and against thee; pray unto mount Hor in the sight of all the the Lord, that he take away the congregation.

serpents from us.

And Moses pray28 And Moses stripped Aaron of ed for the people. his garments, and put them upon 8 And the Lord said unto Moses, Eleazar his son; and Aaron died Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it there in the top of the mount: and upon a pole ; and it shall come to Moses and Eleazar came down pass, that every one that is bitten, from the mount.

when he looketh upon it, shall live. 29 And when all the congregation 9 And Moses made a serpent of saw that Aaron was dead, they brass, and put it upon a pole; and it mourned for Aaron thirty days, even came to pass, that if a serpent had all the house of Israel.

bitten any man, when he beheld the CHAPTER XXI.

serpent of brass, he lived.

10 And the children of Israel set Israel destroy the Canaaniles at Hormah. 4 The

people murmur and are plagued with fiery forward, and pitched in Oboth.
Serpents, 7 They repent, and are healed in look.

11 And they journeyed from Oboth,
ing upon the brazen serpent. 10 Sundry jour.
reys of the Israelites. 21 Sihon is overcome, 33 and pitched at lje-abarim, in the wil-
and also Og.

derness which is before Moab, toAND when King Arad the Canaan. ward the suprising,

12 From thence they removed, and heard tell that Israel came by the pitched in the valley of Zered. way of the spies; then he fought 13 From thence they removed, and against Israel, and took some of pitched on the other side of Arnon, them prisoners.

which is in the wilderness that com2 And Israel vowed a vow unto the eth out of the coasts of the AmorLORD, and said, If thou wilt indeed ites: for Arnon is the border of Moab, deliver this people into my hand, between Moab and the Amorites. then I will utterly destroy their 14 Wherefore it is said in the book cities.

of the wars of the LORD, What he did 3 And the LORD hearkened to the in the Red sea, and in the brooks of voice of Israel, and delivered up the Arnon, Canaanites; and they utterly de 15 And at the stream of the brooks stroyed them and their cities: and that goeth down to the dwelling of he called the name of the place Ar, and lieth upon the border of Hormah.

Moab. 4"And they journeyed from mount 16 And from thence they went to Hor by the way of the Red sea, to Beer: that is the well whereof the compass the land of Edom: and the Lord spake unto Moses, Gather the soul of the people was much dis- people together, and I will give them couraged because of the way.

water. 5 And the people spake against

17 Then Israel sang this song, God, and against Moses, Wherefore Spring up, 0 well; sing ye unto it: have ye brought us up out of Egypt 18 The princes digged the we" to die in the wilderness ? for there the nobles of the people digged it, is no bread, neither is there any wa- by the direction of the lawgiver, with ter; and our soul loatheth this light their staves. And from the wilderbread.

ness they went to Mattanah: 6 And the Lord sent fiery serpents 19 And from Mattanah to Nahaamong the people, and they bit the liel: and from Nahaliel to Bamoth: people; and much people of Israel 20 And from Bamoth in the valley, died.

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Israel smiteth Sihon. NUMBERS. Balak sendeth for Balaam. top of Pisgah, which looketh toward zer, and they took the villages thereJeshimon.

of, and drove out the Amorites that 21 [ And Israel sent messengers were there. unto Sihon king of the Amorites, 33 [ And they turned and went saying,

up by the way of Bashan: and Og 22 Let me pass through thy land: the king of Bashan went out against we will not turn into the fields, or them, he, and all his people, to the into the vineyards; we will not drink battle at Edrei. of the waters of the well; but we will 34 And the Lord said unto Moses, go along by the king's high way, Fear him not: for I have delivered until we be past thy borders. him into thy hand, and all his peo

23 And Sihon would not suffer Is- ple, and his land; and thou shalt rael to pass through his border: but do to him as thou didst unto Sihon Sihon gathered all his people togeth- king of the Amorites, which dwelt er, and went out against Israel into at Heshbon. the wilderness: and he came to Ja 35 So they smote him, and his haz, and fought against Israel. sons, and all his people, until there

24 And Israel smote him with the was none left him alive: and they edge of the sword, and possessed his possessed his land. land from Arnon unto Jabbok, even

CHAPTER XXII. unto the children of Ammon: for the Balak sendeth for Balaam, who at first refuseth to border of the children of Ammon

15 He sendeth again and obtaineth him

22 The angel of the Lord would have slain Ba. was strong.

laam, if his ass had nol lurned aside. 36 Balak 25 And Israel took all these cities: entertaineth Balaam. and Israel dwelt in all the cities of

AND the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in forward, and pitched in the all the villages thereof.

plains of Moab on this side Jordan 26 For Heshbon was the city of by Jericho. Sihon the king of the Amorites, 2 And Balak the son of Zippor who had fought against the form- saw all that Israel had done to the er king of Moab, and taken all his Amorites, land out of his hand, even unto 3 And Moab was sore afraid of the Arnon.

people, because they were many: and 27 Wherefore they that speak in Moab was distressed because of the proverbs say, Come into Heshbon, children of Israel. let the city of Sihon be built and 4 And Moab said unto the elders of prepared :

Midian, Now shall this company lick 28 For there is a fire gone out of up all that are round about us, as the Heshbon, a flame from the city of ox licketh up the grass of the field. Sihon: it hath consumed Ar of Mo- And Balak the son of Zippor was ab, and the lords of the high places king of the Moabites at that time. of Arnon.

5 He sent messengers therefore un29 Woe to thee, Moab! thou art to Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, undone, 0 people of Chemosh: he which is by the river of the land of hath given his sons that escaped, the children of his people, to call and his daughters, into captivity him, saying, Behold, there is a peounto Sihon king of the Amorites, ple come out from Egypt: behold,

30 We have shot at them; Hesh- they cover the face of the earth, bon is perished even unto Dibon, and they abide over against me. and we have laid them waste even 6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, unto Nophah, which reacheth unto curse me this people; for they are too Medeba.

mighty for me: peradventure I shall 31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land prevail, that we may smite them, and of the Amorites.

that I may drive them out of the 32 And Moses sent to spy out Ja- land: for I wot that he whom thou


Balak's second message.

NUMBERS. Balaam goeth to him. blessest is blessed, and he whom the word of the LORD my God, to do thou cursest is cursed.

less or more. 7 And the elders of Moab and the 19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry elders of Midian departed with the ye also here this night, that I may rewards of divination in their hand; know what the Lord will say unto and they came unto Balaam, and me more. spake unto him the words of Ba 20 And God came unto Balaam at lak.

night, and said unto him, If the men 8 And he said unto them, Lodge come to call thee, rise up, and go here this night, and I will bring you with them; but yet the word which word again, as the Lord shall speak I shall say unto thee, that shalt thou unto me: and the princes of Moab do. abode with Balaam.

21 And Balaam rose up in the 9 And God came unto Balaam, morning, and saddled his ass, and and said, What men are these with went with the princes of Moab. thee?

22 And God's anger was kindled 10 And Balaam said unto God, Ba- because he went: and the angel of lak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, the Lord stood in the way for an hath sent unto me, saying,

adversary against him. Now he 11 Behold, there is a people come was riding upon his ass, and his out of Egypt, which covereth the two servants were with him. face of the earth: come now, curse

23 And the ass saw the angel of me them; peradventure I shall be the Lord standing in the way, and able to overcome them, and drive his sword drawn in his hand; and them out.

the ass turned aside out of the way, 12 And God said unto Balaam, and went into the field; and BaThou shalt not go with them; thou laam smote the ass, to turn her into shalt not curse the people: for they the way. are blessed.

24 But the angel of the LORD stood 13 And Balaam rose up in the in a path of the vineyards, a wall morning, and said unto the princes being on this side, and a wall on of Balak, Get you into your land: that side. for the Lord refuseth to give me

25 And when the ass saw the anleave to go with you.

gel of the Lord, she thrust herself 14 And the princes of Moab rose unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's up, and they went unto Balak, and foot against the wall: and he smote said, Balaam refuseth to come with her again.

26 And the angel of the LORD went 15 And Balak sent yet again further, and“stood in a narrow place, princes , more, and more honourable where was no way to turn either to

the right hand or to the left. 16 And they came to Balaam, and 27 And when the ass saw the ansaid to him, Thus saith Balak the gel of the LORD, she fell down under son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray Balaam: and Balaam's anger was thee, hinder thee from coming unto kindled, and he smote the ass with

a staff. 17 For I will promote thee unto

28 And the LORD opened the mouth very great honour, and I will do of the ass, and she said unto Bawhatsoever thou sayest unto me: laam, What have I done unto thee, come therefore, I pray thee, curse that thou hast smitten me these

three times ? 18 And Balaam answered and said 29 And Balaam said unto the ass, anto the servants of Balak, If Ba- Because thou hast mocked me: I lak would give me his house full of would there were a sword in mine silver and gold, I cannot go beyond hand, for now would I kill thee.

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39 And Balaam went with Balak, be like his! my last er Balak meeteth Balaam. NUMBERS. Balaam's first parable

30 And the ass said unto Balaam, row, that Balak took Balaam, ana Am not I thine ass, upon which thou brought him up into the high place hast ridden ever since I was thine of Baal, that thence he might see th unto this day? was I ever wont to utmost part of the people. do so unto thee? And he said, Nay.

31 Then the LORD opened the eyes CHAPTER XXIII. of Balaam, and he saw the angel of Balak's sacrifices and Balaam's parables. the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hands and AND Balaam said unto Balak

Build me here seven altar he bowed down his head, and fell and prepare me here seven oxe flat on his face.

and seven rams. 32 And the angel of the LORD said 2 And Balak did as Balaam ha unto him, Wherefore hast thou smit- spoken; and Balak and Balaam o ten thine ass these three times? Be- fered on every altar a bullock and hold, I went out to withstand thee, ram. because thy way is perverse before 3 And Balaam said unto Balal me:

Stand by thy burnt offering, and 33 And the ass saw me, and turned will go: peradventure the Lord wi from me these three times: unless come to meet me, and whatsoeve she had turned from me, surely now he sheweth me I will tell thee. An also I had slain thee, and saved her he went to a high place. alive.

4 And God met Balaam: and h 34 And Balaam said unto the an- said unto him, I have prepared seve gel of the LORD, I have sinned; for altars, and I have offered upon ever I knew not that thou stoodest in the altar a bullock and a ram. way against me: now therefore, if 5 And the LORD put a word in Ba it displease thee, I will get me back laam's mouth, and said, Return unt again.

Balak, and thus thou shalt speak. 35 And the angel of the Lord said 6 And he returned unto him, an unto Balaam, Go with the men: but lo, he stood by his burnt sacrific only the word that I shall speak un- he, and all the princes of Moab. to thee, that thou shalt speak. So 7 And he took up his parable, an Balaam went with the princes of said, Balak the king of Moab hat Balak.

brought me from Aram, out of th 36 And when Balak heard that mountains of the east, saying, Com Balaam was come, he went out to curse me Jacob, and come, defy I meet him unto a city of Moab, rael. which is in the border of Arnon, 8 How shall I curse, whom Go which is in the utmost coast. hath not cursed? or how shall I def

37 And Balak said unto Balaam, whom the Lord hath not defied? Did I not earnestly send unto thee 9 For from the top of the rocks to call thee? wherefore camest thou see him, and from the hills I beho not unto me? am I not able indeed him: lo, the people shall dwell alon to promote thee to honour ?

and shall not be reckoned among th 38 And Balaam said unto Balak, nations. Lo, I am come unto thee: have 110 Who can count the dust of J now any power at all to say any cob, and the number of the fourt thing? the word that God putteth part of Israel? Let me die the dea in my mouth, that shall I speak.

, and let and they came unto Kirjath-huzoth. 11 And Balak said unto Balaar

40 And Balak offered oxen and What hast thou done unto me? sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to took thee to curse mine enemie the princes that were with him. and, behold, thou hast blessed the 41 And it came to pass on the mor- altogether,

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