(The Scriptures)
The Fourth Book of Moses, called Numbers
Chapter Lookup: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

Chapter 1
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And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tabernacle of witness, the first day of the second month, and in the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt saying:
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take ye the sum of all the multitude of the children of Israel, in their kindreds and households of their fathers and number them by name all that are males, poll by poll,
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from twenty year and above: even all that are able to go forth in to war in Israel, thou and Aaron shall number them in their armies,
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and with you shall be of every tribe a head man in the house of his father.
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And these are the names of the men that shall stand with you: in Ruben, Elizur the son of Sedeur:
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In Simeon, Selumiel: the son of Zuri Sadai:
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In the tribe of Juda, Nahesson the son of Aminadab:
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In Isachar, Nathaneel the son of Zuar:
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In Zabulon, Eliab the son of Helon.
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Among the children of Joseph: In Ephraim, Elisama the son of Amihud: In Manasse, Gamaliel the son of Pedazur:
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In BenJamin, Abidan the son of Gedeoni:
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In Dan, Ahiezer the son of Ammi Sadai:
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In Aser, Pagiel the son of Ochran:
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In Gad, Elisaph the son of Deguel:
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In Naphtali, Ahira the son of Enan.
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These were councillors of the congregation and lords in the tribes of their fathers and captains over thousands in Israel.
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And Moses and Aaron took these men above named
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and gathered all the congregation together, the first day of the second month, and reckoned them after their birth and kindreds and houses of their fathers by name from twenty year and above head by head,
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as the LORD commanded Moses, even so he numbered them in the wilderness of Sinai.
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And the children of Ruben Israel's eldest son in their generations, kindreds and houses of their fathers, when they were numbered every man by name, all that were males from twenty year and above, as many as were able to go forth in war:
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were numbered in the tribe of Ruben, forty six thousand and five hundred.
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Among the children of Simeon: their generation in their kindreds and houses of their fathers (when every man's name was told) of all the males from twenty years and above, whatsoever was meet for the war:
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were numbered in the tribe of Simeon forty nine thousand and three hundred.
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Among the children of Gad: their generation in their kindreds and households of their fathers, when they were told by name, from twenty year and above, all that were mete for the war:
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were numbered in the tribe of Gad forty five thousand, six hundred and fifty.
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Among the children of Juda: their generation in their kindreds and houses of their fathers (by the number of names) from twenty year and above, all that were able to war,
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were told in the tribe of Juda seventy four thousand and six hundred.
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Among the children of Isachar: their generation, in their kindreds and houses of their fathers (when their names were counted) from twenty year and above, whatsoever was apt for war,
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were numbered in the tribe of Isachar fifty four thousand and four hundred.
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Among the children of Zabulon: their generation, in their kindreds and houses of their fathers (after the number of names) from twenty year and above, whosoever was mete for the war:
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were counted in the tribe of Zabulon fifty seven thousand and four hundred.
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Among the children of Joseph: first among the children of Ephraim: their generation, in their kindreds and houses of their fathers (when the names of all that were apt to the war were told) from twenty years and above:
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were in number in the tribe of Ephraim, forty thousand, and six hundred.
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Among the children of Manasse: their generation, in their kindreds and houses of their fathers (when the names of all that were apt to war were told)
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from twenty and above were numbered in the tribe of Manasse thirty two thousand and two hundred.
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Among the children of BenJamin: their generation, in their kindreds and houses of their fathers (by the tale of names) from twenty year and above of all that were mete for war,
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were numbered in the tribe of BenJamin thirty five thousand and four hundred.
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Among the children of Dan: their generation in their kindreds and houses of their fathers (in the sum of names) of all that was apt to war
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from twenty year and above, were numbered in the tribe of Dan fifty seven thousand and seven hundred.
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Among the children of Asser: their generation, in their kindreds and houses of their fathers (when they were summed by name) from twenty years and above, all that were apt to war
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were numbered in the tribe of Asser forty one thousand and five hundred.
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Among the children of Naphtali: their generation in their kindreds and houses of their fathers (when their names were told) from twenty years and above, whatsoever was mete to war:
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were numbered in the tribe of Naphtali fifty three thousand and four hundred.
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These are the numbers which Moses and Aaron numbered with the twelve princes of Israel: of every house of their fathers a man.
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And all the numbers of the children of Israel, in the houses of their fathers, from twenty year and above, whatsoever was mete for the war in Israel,
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drew unto the sum of six hundred and three thousand, five hundred and fifty.
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But the Levites in the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them.
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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only see that thou number not the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum of them among the children of Israel.
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But thou shalt appoint the Levites unto the habitation of witness, and to all the apparel thereof and unto all that longeth thereto. For they shall bear the tabernacle and all the ordinance thereof, and they shall minister it and shall pitch their tents round about it.
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And when the tabernacle goeth forth the Levites shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is pitched, they shall set it up: for if any stranger come near, he shall die.
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And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man in his own company and every man by his own standard thorowout all their hosts.
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But the Levites shall pitch round about the habitation of witness, that there fall no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel, and the Levites shall wait upon the habitation of witness.
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And the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses.
Chapter 2
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And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron saying:
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The children of Israel shall pitch: every man by his own standard with the arms of their father's houses, a way from the presence of the tabernacle of witness.
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On the eastside toward the rising of the son, shall they of the standard of the host of Juda pitch with their arms: And Nahesson the son of Aminadab shall be captain over the sons of Juda.
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And his host and the number of them seventy four thousand and six hundred.
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And next unto him shall the tribe of Isachar pitch and Nathaneel the son of Zuar captain over the children of Isachar:
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his host and the number of them fifty four thousand and four hundred.
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And then the tribe of Zabulon: with Eliab the son of Helon, captain over the children of Zabulon,
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and his host in the number of them: fifty seven thousand and four hundred.
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So that all they that pertain unto the host of Juda, are an hundred thousand eighty six thousand and four hundred in their companies: and these shall go in the forefront, when they journey.
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And on the south side, the standard of the host of Ruben shall lie with their companies and the captain over the sons of Ruben, Elizur the son of Sedeur,
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and his host and the number of them forty six thousand, and five hundred.
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And fast by him shall the tribe of Simeon pitch, and the captain over the sons of Simeon. Salumiel the son of Zuri Sadai,
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and his host and the number of them forty nine thousand and three hundred.
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And the tribe of Gad also: And the captain over the sons of Gad, Eliasaph the son of Deguel
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and his host and the number of them forty five thousand six hundred and fifty.
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So that all the number that pertain unto the host of Ruben, are an hundred thousand, fifty one thousand, four hundred and fifty, with their companies, and they shall be the second in the journey.
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And the tabernacle of witness with the host of the Levites, shall go in the midst of the hosts: as they lie in their tents, even so shall they proceed in the journey, every man in his quarter about their standards.
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On the west side, the standard and the host of Ephraim shall lie with their companies. And the captain over the sons of Ephraim, Elisama the son of Amihud:
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and his host and the number of them forty thousand and five hundred.
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And fast by him, the tribe of Manasse, and the captain over the sons of Manasse, Gamaliel the son of Peda Zur
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and his host and the number of them thirty two thousand and two hundred.
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And the tribe of BenJamin also: and the captain over the sons of BenJamin, Abidan the son of Gedeoni,
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and his host and the number of them thirty five thousand and four hundred.
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All the number that pertained unto the host of Ephraim, were an hundred thousand eight thousand and an hundred in their hosts: and they shall be the third in the journey.
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And the standard and the host of Dan shall lie on the north side with their companies: and the captain over the children of Dan, Ahiezer the son of Ammi Sadai:
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and his host and the number of them sixty two thousand and seven hundred.
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And fast by him shall the tribe of Asser pitch: and the captain over the sons of Asser, Pagiel the son of Ochran:
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and his host and the number of them forty one thousand and five hundred.
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And the tribe of Naphtali also, and the captain over the children of Naphtali: Ahira the son of Enan:
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and his host and the number of them fifty three thousand and four hundred.
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So that the whole number of all that pertained unto the host of Dan, was an hundred thousand fifty seven thousand and six hundred. And they shall be the last in the journey with their standards.
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These are the sums of the children of Israel in the houses of their fathers: even all the numbers of the hosts with their companies six hundred thousand three thousand five hundred and fifty.
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And yet the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel, as the LORD commanded Moses.
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And the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, and so they pitched with their standards, and so they journeyed: every man in his kindred, and in the household of his father.
Chapter 3
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These are the generations of Aaron and Moses, when the LORD spake unto Moses in Mount Sinai,
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and these are the names of the sons of Aaron: Nadab the eldest son, and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.
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These are the names of the sons of Aaron which were priests anointed and their hands filled to minister,
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but Nadab and Abihu died before the LORD, as they brought strange fire before the LORD in the wilderness of Sinai, and had no children. And Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the sight of Aaron their father.
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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bring the tribe of Levi, and set them before Aaron the priest, and let them serve him and wait upon him,
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and upon all the multitude, before the tabernacle of witness, to do the service of the habitation.
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And they shall wait upon all the apparel of the tabernacle of witness, and upon the children of Israel, to do the service of the habitation.
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And thou shalt give the Levites unto Aaron and his sons, for they are given unto him of the children of Israel.
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And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons to wait on their priests' office: and the stranger that cometh nye, shall die for it.
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel, for all the firstborn that openeth the matrice among the children of Israel, so that the Levites shall be mine:
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because all the first born are mine: for the same day that I smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I hallowed unto me all the firstborn in Israel, both man and beast, and mine they shall be: for I am the LORD.
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And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai saying:
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Number the children of Levi in the houses of their fathers and kindreds, all that are males from a month old and above.
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And Moses numbered them at the word of the LORD, as he was commanded.
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And these are the names of the children of Levi: Gerson, Cahath, and Merari.
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And these are the names of the children of Gerson in their kindreds: Libni and Semei.
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And the sons of Cahath in their kindred were Amram, Jezehar, Hebron and Usiel.
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And the sons of Merari in their kindreds were Maheli and Musi. These are the kindreds of Levi in the houses of their fathers.
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And of Gerson came the kindred of the Libnites and the Semeites, which are the kindreds of the Gersonites.
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And the sum of them (when all the males were told) from a month old and above, were seven thousand and five hundred.
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And the kindreds of the Gersonites pitched behind the habitation westward.
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And the captain of the most ancient house among the Gersonites, was Eliasaph the son of Lael.
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And the office of the children of Gerson in the tabernacle of witness was the habitation and the tent with the covering thereof and the hanging of the door of the tabernacle of witness,
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and the hangings of the court, and the curtain of the door of the court: which court went round about the dwelling, and the altar, and the cords that pertained unto all the service thereof.
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And of Cahath came the kindred of the Amramites and the kindred of the Jezeharites and of the Hebronites and of the Usielites: And these are the kindreds of the Cahathites.
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And the number of all the males from a month old and above, was eight thousand and six hundred: which waited on the holy place.
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And the kindred of the children of Cahath, pitched on the south side of the dwelling.
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And the captain in the most ancient house of the kindreds of the Cahathites, was Elizaphan the son of Usiel,
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and their office was: to keep the ark, the table, the candlestick, and the altar, and the holy vessels to minister with and the vail with all that served thereto.
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And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, was captain over all the captains of the Levites, and had the oversight of them that waited upon the holy things.
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And of Merari came the kindreds of the Mahelites and of the Musites: and these are the kindreds of the Merarites.
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And the number of them (when all the males from a month old and above was told) drew unto six thousand and two hundred.
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And the captain of the most ancient house among the kindreds of the Merarites, was Zuriel the son of Abihail which pitched on the north side of the dwelling.
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And the office of the sons of Merari was: the boards of the dwelling and the bars, pillars with the sockets thereof, and all the instruments there of and all that served thereto:
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and the pillars of the court round about and their sockets, with their pins and cords.
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But on the forefront of the habitation and before the tabernacle of witness eastward, shall Moses and Aaron and his sons pitch and wait on the sanctuary in the stead of the children of Israel. And the stranger that cometh nye, shall die for it.
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And the whole sum of the Levites which Moses and Aaron numbered, at the commandment of the LORD thorowout their kindreds even, of all the males of a month old and above, was twenty two thousand.
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And the LORD said unto Moses: Number all the first born that are males among the children of Israel, from a month old and above, and take the number of their names.
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And thou shalt appoint the Levites to me the LORD, for all the firstborn among the children of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites for the firstborn of the children of Israel.
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And Moses numbered as the LORD commanded him, all the firstborn of the children of Israel.
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And all the firstborn males, in the sum of names, from a month old and above, were numbered twenty two thousand two hundred and seventy three.
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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take the Levites for all the firstborn of the children of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites for their cattle: and the Levites shall be mine which am the LORD.
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And for the redeeming of the two hundred and seventy three which are more than the Levites in the firstborn of the children of Israel,
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take five sicles of every piece, after the sicles of the holy place, twenty geras the sicles.
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And give the money wherewith the odd number of them is redeemed, unto Aaron and his sons.
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And Moses took the redemption money of the overplus that were more than the Levites,
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among the firstborn of the children of Israel: and it came to a thousand three hundred and sixty five sicles, of the holy sicle.
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And he gave that redemption money unto Aaron and his sons at the word of the LORD, even as the LORD commanded Moses.
Chapter 4
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And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron,
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and bade them take the sum of the children of Cahath from among the sons of Levi, in their kindreds and houses of their fathers from thirty year and above until fifty,
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all that were able to war, for to do the work in the tabernacle of witness:
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even in the most holy place. {This shall be the office of the Kahath in the tabernacle of witness which is most holy.}
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And when the host removeth, Aaron and his sons shall come and take down the vail, and cover the ark of witness therewith,
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and shall put thereon a covering of taxus' skins, and shall spread a cloth that is altogether of jacinth above all, and put the staves thereof in.
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And upon the shew table, they shall spread a cloth of jacinth, and put thereon, the dishes, spoons, flat pieces and pots to pour with, and the daily bread shall be thereon:
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and they shall spread upon them a covering of purple, and cover the same with a covering of taxus' skins, and put the staves thereof in.
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And they shall take a cloth of jacinth and cover the candlestick of light and her lamps and her snuffers, and firepans, and all her oil vessels which they occupy about it,
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and shall put upon her and on all her instruments, a covering of taxus' skins, and put it upon staves.
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And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of Jacinth, and put on her staves.
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And they shall take all the things which they occupy to minister with in the holy place, and put a cloth of Jacinth upon them and cover them with a covering of taxus' skins and put them on staves.
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And they shall take away the ashes out of the altar, and spread a scarlet cloth thereon:
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and put about it, the firepans, the fleshhooks, the shovels, the basins, and all that belongeth unto the altar, and they shall spread upon it a covering of taxus' skins, and put on the staves of it.
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And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary and all things of the sanctuary, against that the host remove, then the sons of Cahath shall come in for to bear, and so let them not twich the sanctuary lest they die. And this is the charge of the sons of Cahath in the tabernacle of witness.
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And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, shall have the charge to prepare oil for the lights and sweet cense, and the daily meatoffering and the anointing oil, and the oversight of all the dwelling and of all that therein is, both over the sanctuary and over all that pertaineth thereto.
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And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron saying:
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destroy not the tribe of the kindreds of the Cahathites, from among the Levites.
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But thus do unto them that they may live and not die, when they go unto the most holy place. Aaron and his sons shall go in and put them, every man unto his service and unto his burthen.
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But let them not go in to see when they cover the sanctuary, lest they die.
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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Take the sum of the children of Gerson, in the houses of their fathers and in their kindreds:
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from thirty year and above, until fifty, all that are able to go forth in war, for to do service in the tabernacle of witness.
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And this is the service of the kindred of the Gersonites, to serve and to bear.
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They shall bear the curtains of the dwelling and the roof of the tabernacle of witness and his covering and the covering of taxus' skins that is on high{an hye} above upon it, and the hanging of the door of the tabernacle of witness:
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and the hanging of the court and the hanging of the gate of the court that is round about the dwelling and the altar, and the cords of them, and all the instruments that serve unto them and all that is made for them.
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And at the mouth of Aaron and his sons, shall all the service of the children of the Gersonites be done, in all their charges and in all their service, and ye shall appoint them unto all their charges that they shall wait upon.
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And this is the service of the kindred of the children of the Gersonites in the tabernacle of witness, and their wait shall be in the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
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And thou shalt number the sons of Merari in their kindreds and in the houses of their fathers,
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from thirty years and above unto fifty. All that is able to go forth in war, to do the service of the tabernacle of witness.
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And this is the charge that they must wait upon in all that they must serve in the tabernacle of witness: The boards of the dwelling, and the bars, pillars, and sockets thereof,
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and the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, pins and cords with all that pertaineth and serveth unto them. And by name ye shall reckon the things that they must wait upon to bear.
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This is the service of the kindreds of the sons of Merari in all their service in the tabernacle of witness by the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
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And Moses and Aaron and the princes of the multitude numbered the sons of the Cahathites in their kindreds and houses of their fathers,
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from thirty year and above unto fifty, and that were able to go forth in the host and to do service in the tabernacle of witness.
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And the number of them in their kindreds were two thousand, seven hundred and fifty.
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These are the numbers of the kindreds of the Cahathites, of all that did service in the tabernacle of witness, which Moses and Aaron did number at the commandment of the LORD of by the hand of Moses.
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And the sons of Gerson were numbered in their kindreds and in the houses of their fathers,
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from thirty year up unto fifty, all that were able to go forth in the host for to do service in the tabernacle of witness.
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And the number of them in their kindreds, and in the houses of their fathers, was two thousand, six hundred and thirty.
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This is the number of the kindreds of the sons of Gerson, of all that did service in the tabernacle of witness, which Moses and Aaron did number at the commandment of the LORD.
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And the kindreds of the sons of Merari were numbered in their kindreds and in the houses of their fathers,
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from thirty year up unto fifty. All that were able to go forth with the host, to do service in the tabernacle of witness.
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And the number of them was in their kindreds, three thousand and two hundred.
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This is the number of the kindreds of the sons of Merari, which Moses and Aaron numbered at the bidding of the LORD, by the hand of Moses.
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The whole sum which Moses, Aaron and the lords of Israel numbered among the Levites in their kindreds and households of their fathers,
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from thirty year up unto fifty every man to do his office and service and to bear his burthen in the tabernacle of witness:
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was eight thousand, five hundred and eighty
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which they numbered at the commandment of the LORD by the hand of Moses every man unto his service and burthen: as the LORD commanded Moses.
Chapter 5
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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command the children of Israel that they put out of the host, all the lepers and all that have issues and all that are defiled upon the dead,
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whether they be males or females ye shall put them out of the host, that they defile not the tents among which I{ye} dwell.
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And the children of Israel did so, and put them out of the host: even as the LORD commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel.
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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speak unto the children of Israel: whether it be man or woman, when they have sinned any manner of sin which a man doeth wherewith a man trespasseth against the LORD, so that the soul hath done amiss:
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then they shall knowledge their sins which they have done, and restore again the hurt that they have done in the whole, and put the fifth part of it more thereto, and give it unto him whom he hath trespassed against.
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But and if he that maketh the amends have no man to do it to, then the amends that is made shall be the LORD's and the priest's, beside the ram of the atonement offering wherewith he maketh an atonement for himself.
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And all heave offerings of all the hallowed things which the children of Israel bring unto the priest, shall be the priest's,
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and every man's hallowed things shall be his own, but whatsoever any man giveth the priest, it shall be the priest's.
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them: If any man's wife go aside and trespass against him,
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so that another man lie with her fleshly and the thing be hid from the eyes of her husband and is not come to light that she is defiled (for there is no witness against her) in as much as she was not taken with the manner,
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and the spirit of jealousy cometh upon him and he is jealous over his wife and she defiled, or happily the spirit of jealousy cometh upon him, and he is jealous over his wife and she yet undefiled.
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Then let her husband bring her unto the priest and bring an offering for her: the tenth part of an Epha of barley meal, but shall pour none oil thereunto, nor put frankincense thereon: for it is an offering of jealousy, and an offering that maketh remembrance of sin.
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And let the priest bring her and set her before the LORD,
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and let him take holy water in an earthen vessel and of the dust that is in the floor of the habitation, and put it into the water.
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And the priest shall set the wife before the LORD and uncover her head, and put the memorial of the offering in her hands which is the jealousy offering, and the priest shall have bitter and cursing water in his hand, and he shall conjure her and shall say unto her:
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If no man have lien with thee neither hast gone aside, and defiled thyself behind thy husband, then have thou no harm of this bitter cursing water.
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But and if thou hast gone aside behind thine husband and art defiled and some other man hath lien with thee beside thine husband
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(and let the priest conjure her with the conjuration of the curse and say unto her) the LORD make thee a curse and a conjuration among thy people: so that the LORD make thy thigh rot, and thy belly swell
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and this bitter cursing water go into the bowels of thee, that thy belly swell and thy thigh rot, and the wife shall say: Amen Amen.
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And the priest shall write this curse in a bill and wash it out in the bitter water.
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And when the cursing water is in her that it is bitter,
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then let the priest take the jealousy offering out of the wife's hand, and wave it before the LORD, and bring it unto the altar:
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and he shall take an handful of the memorial offering and burn it upon the altar, and then make her drink the water
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and when he hath made her drink the water. If she be defiled and have trespassed against her husband, then shall the cursing water go into her and be so bitter, that her belly shall swell and her thigh shall rot, and she shall be a curse among her people.
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And if she be not defiled but is clean, then she shall have no harm, but that she may conceive.
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This is the law of jealousy, when a wife goeth a side behind her husband and is defiled,
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or when the spirit of jealousy cometh upon a man, so that he is jealous over his wife: then he shall bring her before the LORD, and the priest shall minister all this law unto her,
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and the man shall be guiltless, and the wife shall bear her sin.
Chapter 6
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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speak unto children of Israel and say unto them: when either man or woman appointeth to vow a vow of abstinence for to abstain unto the LORD,
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he shall abstain from wine and strong drink, and shall drink no vinegar of wine or of strong drink, nor drink whatsoever is pressed out of grapes: and shall eat no fresh grapes neither yet dried, as long as his abstinence endureth.
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Moreover he shall eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, no not so much as the kernels or the husk of the grape.
6:5
And as long as the vow of his abstinence endureth, there shall no razor nor shears come upon his head, until his days be out which he fasteth unto the LORD, and he shall be holy and shall let the locks of his hair grow.
6:6
As long as he abstaineth unto the LORD he shall come at no dead body:
6:7
he shall not make himself unclean at the death of his father, mother, brother or sister: For the abstinence of his God is upon his head.
6:8
And therefore as long as his abstinence lasteth, he shall be holy unto the LORD.
6:9
And if it fortune that any man by chance die suddenly before him, and defile the head of his abstinence, then must he shave his head the day of his cleansing: even the seventh day he shall shave it.
6:10
And the eighth day he shall bring two turtles or two young pigeons to the priest, unto the door of the tabernacle of witness.
6:11
And the priest shall offer the one for a sinoffering and the other for a burntoffering and make an atonement for him, as concerning that he sinned upon the dead, and shall also hallow his head the same day
6:12
and he shall abstain unto the LORD the time of his abstinency, and shall bring a lamb of an year old for a trespass offering: but the days that were before are lost, because his abstinence was defiled.
6:13
This is the law of the abstainer, when the time of his abstinence is out; he shall be brought unto the door of the tabernacle of witness
6:14
and he shall bring his offering unto the LORD: an he lamb of a year old without blemish for a burntoffering and a she lamb of a year old without blemish for a sinoffering, a ram without blemish also for a peaceoffering,
6:15
and a basket of sweet bread of fine flour mingled with oil and wafers of sweet bread anointed with oil with meatofferings and drinkofferings that long thereto.
6:16
And the priest shall bring him before the LORD and offer his sinoffering and his burntoffering,
6:17
and shall offer the ram for a peaceoffering unto the LORD with the basket of sweet bread, and the priest shall offer also his meatoffering and his drinkoffering.
6:18
And the abstainer shall shave his head in the door of the tabernacle of witness and shall take the hair of his sober head and put it in the fire which is under the peaceoffering.
6:19
Then the priest shall take the sodden shoulder of the ram and one sweet cake out of the basket and one sweet wafer also and put them in the hand of the abstainer after he hath shaven his abstinence off,
6:20
and the priest shall wave them unto the LORD, which offering shall be holy unto the priest with the wavebreast and heave shoulder: and then the abstainer may drink wine.
6:21
This is the law of the abstainer which hath vowed his offering unto the LORD for his abstinence, besides that his hand can get. And according to the vow which he vowed, even so he must do in the law of his abstinence.
6:22
And the LORD talked with Moses saying:
6:23
speak unto Aaron and his sons saying: of this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel saying unto them.
6:24
The LORD{lorde} bless thee and keep thee.
6:25
The LORD{lorde} make his face shine upon thee and be merciful unto thee.
6:26
The LORD{lorde} lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
6:27
For ye shall put my name upon the children of Israel, that I may bless them.
Chapter 7
7:1
And when Moses had full set up the habitation and anointed it and sanctified it and all the apparel thereof, and had anointed and sanctified the altar also and all the vessels thereof:
7:2
then the princes of Israel, heads over the houses of their fathers which were the lords of the tribes that stood and numbered, offered
7:3
and brought their gifts before the LORD six covered chariots and twelve oxen: two and two a chariot and an ox every man, and they brought them before the habitation.
7:4
And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
7:5
take it of them and let them be to do the service of the tabernacle of witness, and give them unto the Levites, every man according unto his office.
7:6
And Moses took the chariots and the oxen, and gave them unto the Levites:
7:7
two chariots and four oxen he gave unto the sons of Gerson according unto their office.
7:8
And four chariots and eight oxen he gave unto the sons of Merari according unto their offices, under the hands of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.
7:9
But unto the sons of Cahath he gave none, for the office that pertained to them was holy, and therefore they must bear upon shoulders.
7:10
And the princes offered unto the dedicating of the altar in the day that it was anointed, and brought their gifts before the altar.
7:11
And the LORD said unto Moses: let the princes bring their offerings, every day one prince, unto the dedicating of the altar.
7:12
He that offered his offering the first day, was Nahesson the son of Aminadab of the tribe of Juda.
7:13
And his offering was: a silver charger, of an hundred and thirty sicles weight: and a silver bowl of seventy sicles of the holy sicle, both of them full of fine wheaten flour mingled with oil for a meatoffering:
7:14
and a spoon of ten sicles of gold full of cense:
7:15
and an ox,{bullock} a ram and a lamb of a year old for burntofferings,
7:16
and an he goat for a sinoffering:
7:17
and for peace offerings two oxen, five rams, five he goats and five lambs of a year old. And this was the gift of Nahesson the son of Aminadab.
7:18
The second day, did Nathaneel offer, the son of Zuar, captain over Isachar.
7:19
And his offering which he brought was: a silver charger of an hundred and thirty sicles weight, and a silver bowl of seventy sicles, of the holy sicle:
7:20
both full of fine wheaten flour mingled with oil for a meat offering: and a golden spoon of ten sicles, full of cense:
7:21
And an ox, a ram and a lamb of a year old for burntofferings,
7:22
and for peaceofferings two oxen five rams, five he goats and five lambs of one year old.
7:23
And this was the offering of Nathaneel the son of Zuar.
7:24
The third day, Eliab the son of Helon the chiefest among the children of Zabulon, brought his offering.
7:25
And his offering was, a silver charger of an hundred and thirty sicles weight, and a silver bowl of seventy sicles of the holy sicle, and both full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meatoffering:
7:26
and a golden spoon of ten sicles full of cense:
7:27
and an ox and a ram and a lamb of a year old for burntofferings,
7:28
and an he goat for a sinoffering:
7:29
and for peaceofferings two oxen five rams five he goats and five lambs of one year old. And this was the offering of Eliab the son of Helon.
7:30
The fourth day, Elizur the son of Sedeur, chief lord among the children of Ruben, brought his offering.
7:31
And his gift was: a silver charger of an hundred and thirty sicles weight, and, a silver bowl of seventy sicles of the holy sicle, and both full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meatoffering:
7:32
and a golden spoon of ten sicles full of cense:
7:33
and an ox, a ram and a lamb of a year old for burntofferings,
7:34
and an he goat for a sinoffering:
7:35
and for peaceofferings two oxen five rams five he goats and five lambs of one year old. And this was the offering of Elizur the son of Sedeur.
7:36
The fifth day, Selumiel the son of Zuri Sadai, chief lord among the children of Simeon, offered:
7:37
whose gift was: a silver charger of an hundred and thirty sicles weight: and a silver bowl of seventy sicles the holy sicle: and both full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meatoffering:
7:38
and a golden spoon of ten sicles full of cense.
7:39
And an ox, a ram, and a lamb of a year old for burntofferings,
7:40
and an he goat for a sinoffering:
7:41
and for peaceofferings two oxen five rams five he goats and five lambs of one year old. And this was the offering of Selumiel the son of Zuri Sadai.
7:42
The sixth day, Eliasaph the son of Deguel the chief lord among the children of Gad, offered:
7:43
whose gift was: a silver charger of an hundred and thirty sicles weight, and a silver bowl of seventy sicles of the holy sicle, and both full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meatoffering:
7:44
and a golden spoon of ten sicles full of cense.
7:45
And an ox, a ram and a lamb of a year old for burntofferings,
7:46
and an he goat for a sinoffering.
7:47
And for peaceofferings two oxen five rams five he goats and five lambs of one year old. And this was the offering of Eliasaph the son of Deguel.
7:48
The seventh day, Elisama the son of Amihud, the chief lord of the children of Ephraim, offered.
7:49
And his gift was: a silver charger of an hundred and thirty sicles weight, and a silver bowl of seventy sicles, of the holy sicle: and both full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:
7:50
and a golden spoon of ten sicles, full of cense.
7:51
And an ox, a ram and a lamb of a year old for burntofferings,
7:52
and an he goat for a sinoffering:
7:53
and for peaceofferings two oxen five rams five he goats and five lambs of one year old. And this was the offering of Elisama the son of Amihud.
7:54
The eighth day, offered Gamaliel the son of Pedazur, the chief lord of the children of Manasse.
7:55
And his gift was: a silver charger of an hundred and thirty sicles weight, and a silver bowl of seventy sicles of the holy sicle, and both full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meatoffering:
7:56
and a golden spoon of ten sicles full of cense:
7:57
And an ox, a ram and a lamb of a year old for burntofferings,
7:58
and an he goat for a sinoffering:
7:59
and for peaceofferings two oxen five rams five he goats and five lambs of one year old. And this was the offering of Gamaliel the son of Pedazur.
7:60
The ninth day, Abidan the son of Gedeoni the chief lord among the children of BenJamin offered.
7:61
And his gift was: a silver charger of an hundred and thirty sicles weight, and a silver bowl of seventy sicles of the holy sicle, and both full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meatoffering:
7:62
and a golden spoon of ten sicles full of cense:
7:63
and an ox, a ram and a lamb of a year old for burntofferings,
7:64
and an he goat for a sinoffering:
7:65
and for peaceofferings two oxen five rams five he goats and five lambs of one year old. And this was the offering of Abidan the son of Gedeoni.
7:66
The tenth day, Ahiezer the son of Ammi Sadai, chief lord among the children of Dan offered.
7:67
And his gift was: a silver charger of an hundred and thirty sicles weight, and a silver bowl of seventy sicles, of the holy sicle: and both full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meatoffering:
7:68
and a golden spoon of ten sicles full of cense:
7:69
and an ox, a ram and a lamb of a year old for burntofferings,
7:70
and an he goat for a sinoffering:
7:71
and for peaceofferings two oxen five rams five he goats and five lambs of one year old. And this was the offering of Ahiezer the son of Ammi Sadai.
7:72
The eleventh day, Pagiel the son of Ocran the chief lord among the children of Asser offered:
7:73
And his gift was: a silver charger of an hundred and thirty sicles weight, and a silver bowl of seventy sicles of the holy sicle, and both full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meatoffering:
7:74
and a golden spoon of ten sicles full of cense:
7:75
And an ox, a ram and a lamb of a year old for burntofferings,
7:76
and an he goat for a sinoffering:
7:77
and for peaceofferings two oxen, five rams five he goats and five lambs of one year old. And this was the offering of Pagiel the son of Ocran.
7:78
The twelfth day, Ahira the son of Enan, chief lord among the children of Naphtali offered.
7:79
And his gift was: a silver charger of an hundred and thirty sicles weight, and a silver bowl of seventy sicles of the holy sicle, and both full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meatoffering:
7:80
and a golden spoon of ten sicles full of cense:
7:81
and an ox, a ram and a lamb of a year old for burntofferings,
7:82
and an he goat for a sinoffering:
7:83
and for peaceofferings two oxen five rams five he goats and five lambs of one year old. And this was the offering of Ahira, the son of Enan.
7:84
Of this manner was the dedication of the altar, when it was anointed: unto the which was brought of the princes of Israel twelve chargers of silver twelve silver bowls and twelve spoons of gold:
7:85
every charger containing an hundred and thirty sicles of silver, and every bowl seventy so that all the silver of all the vessels, was two thousand and four hundred sicles of the holy sicle.
7:86
And the twelve golden spoons which were full of cense, contained ten sicles apiece of the holy sicle: so that all the gold of the spoons, was an hundred and twenty sicles.
7:87
All the oxen that were brought for the burntofferings were twelve and the rams twelve and the lambs twelve of a year old apiece, with the meatofferings: with he goats for sinofferings.
7:88
And all the oxen of the peaceofferings were twenty four the rams sixty the goats sixty and lambs of a year old apiece sixty and this was the dedication of the altar, after that it was anointed.
7:89
And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of witness to speak with him, he heard the voice of one speaking unto him from of the mercy seat that was upon the ark of witness: even from between the two cherubins he spake unto him.
Chapter 8
8:1
And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
8:2
speak unto Aaron and say unto him: when thou puttest on the lamps see that they light all seven upon the forefront of the candlestick.
8:3
And Aaron did even so, and put the lamps upon the forefront of the candlestick, as the LORD commanded Moses,
8:4
and the work of the candlestick was of stiff gold: both the shaft and the flowers thereof. And according unto the vision which the LORD had shewed Moses even so he made the candlestick.
8:5
And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
8:6
take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them.
8:7
And this do unto them when thou cleansest them, sprinkle water of purifying upon them and make a razor to run along upon all the flesh of them, and let them wash their clothes, and then they shall be clean.
8:8
And let them take a bullock and his meatoffering, fine flour mingled with oil: and another bullock shalt thou take to be a sinoffering.
8:9
Then bring the Levites before the tabernacle of witness and gather the hole multitude of the children of Israel together.
8:10
And bring the Levites before the LORD, and let the children of Israel put their hands upon the Levites.
8:11
And let Aaron heave the Levites before the LORD,{LORDE} for an heaveoffering given of the children of Israel, and then let them be appointed to wait upon the service of the LORD.
8:12
And let the Levites put their hands upon the heads of the bullocks, and then offer them: the one for a sinoffering and the other for a burntoffering unto the LORD, to make an atonement for the Levites.
8:13
And make the Levites stand before Aaron and his sons, and have them to be a heaveoffering unto the LORD.
8:14
And thou shalt separate the Levites, from among the children of Israel, that they be mine:
8:15
and after that let them go and do the service of the tabernacle of witness. Cleanse them and wave them,
8:16
for they are given unto me from among the children of Israel: for I have taken them unto me for all the firstborn that open any matrice among the children of Israel.
8:17
For all the firstborn among the children of Israel are mine both man and beast: because the same time that I smote the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I sanctified them for myself:
8:18
and I have taken the Levites for all the firstborn among the children of Israel,
8:19
and have given them unto Aaron and his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tabernacle of witness and to make an atonement for the children of Israel, that there be no plague among the children of Israel, if they come nye unto the sanctuary.
8:20
And Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the children of Israel did unto the Levites according unto all that the LORD commanded Moses.
8:21
And the Levites purified them selves, and washed their clothes. And Aaron waved them before the LORD, and made an atonement for them to cleanse them.
8:22
And after that they went in to do their service in the tabernacle of witness, before Aaron and his sons. And according as the LORD had commanded Moses as concerning the Levites, even so they did unto them.
8:23
And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
8:24
this shall be the manner of the Levites: from twenty five year upward they shall go in to wait upon the service in the tabernacle of witness,
8:25
and at fifty they shall cease waiting upon the service thereof, and shall labour no more:
8:26
but shall minister unto their brethren in the tabernacle of witness, and there wait, but shall do no more service. And see that thou do after this manner unto the Levites in their waiting times.
Chapter 9
9:1
And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year, after they were come out of the land of Egypt saying:
9:2
let the children of Israel offer Passover in his season:
9:3
even the fourteenth day of this month at even they shall keep it in his season, according to all the ordinances and manners thereof.
9:4
And Moses bade the children of Israel that they should offer Passover,
9:5
and they offered Passover the fourteenth day of the first month at even in the wilderness of Sinai: and did according to all that the LORD commanded Moses.
9:6
And it chanced that certain men which were defiled with a dead corpse that they might not offer Passover the same day, came before Moses and Aaron the same day,{time}
9:7
and said: we are defiled upon a dead corpse, wherefore are we kept back that we may not offer an offering unto the LORD in the due season, among the children of Israel?
9:8
And Moses said unto them: tarry, that I may hear what the LORD will command you.
9:9
And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
9:10
speak unto the children of Israel and say: If any man among you or your children after you be unclean by the reason of a corpse or is in the way far off, then let him offer Passover unto the LORD:
9:11
the fourteenth day of the second month at even, and eat it with sweet bread and sour herbs,
9:12
and let them leave none of it unto the morning nor break any bone of it. And according to all the ordinance of the Passover let them offer it.
9:13
But if a man be clean and not let in a journey, and yet was negligent to offer Passover, the same soul shall perish from his people, because he brought not an offering unto the LORD in his due season: and he shall bear his sin.
9:14
And when a stranger dwelleth among you and will offer Passover unto the LORD, according to the ordinance of Passover and manner thereof shall he offer it. And ye shall have one law both for the stranger and for him that was born at home in the land.
9:15
And the same day that the habitation was reared up, a cloud covered it on high{an hye} upon the tabernacle of witness: and at even there was upon the habitation, as it were the similitude of fire until the morning.
9:16
And so it was alway, that the cloud covered it by day, and the similitude of fire by night.
9:17
And when the cloud was taken up from of the tabernacle, then the children of Israel journeyed: and where the cloud abode there the children of Israel pitched their tents.
9:18
At the mouth of the LORD the children of Israel journeyed, and at the mouth of the LORD they pitched. And as long as the cloud abode upon the habitation, they lay still,
9:19
and when the cloud tarried still upon the habitation long time, the children of Israel waited upon the LORD and journeyed not.
9:20
If it chanced that the cloud abode any space of time upon the habitation, then they kept their tents at the mouth of the LORD: and they journeyed also at the commandment of the LORD.
9:21
And if it happened that the cloud was upon the habitation from evening unto morning and was taken up in the morning, then they journeyed. Whether it was by day or by night that the cloud was taken up, they journeyed.
9:22
But when the cloud tarried two days or a month or a long season upon the habitation, as long as it tarried thereon, the children of Israel kept their tents and journeyed not. And as soon as the cloud was taken up, they journeyed.
9:23
At the mouth of the LORD they rested, and at the commandment of the LORD they journeyed. And thus they kept the wait{watch} of the LORD, at the commandment of the LORD by the hand of Moses.
Chapter 10
10:1
And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
10:2
Make thee two trumpets of hard{beaten} silver, that thou mayst use them to call the congregation together, and when the host shall journey.
10:3
When they blow with them, all the multitude shall resort to thee, unto the door of the tabernacle of witness.
10:4
If but one trumpet blow only, then the princes which are heads over the thousands of Israel shall come unto thee.
10:5
And when ye trump the first time, the hosts that lie on the east parts shall go forward.
10:6
And when ye trump the second time, then the hosts that lie on the south side shall take their journey: for they shall trump when they take their journeys.
10:7
And in gathering the congregation together, ye shall blow and not trump.
10:8
And the sons of Aaron the priests shall blow the trumpets and shall have them and it shall be a law unto you for ever and among your children after you.
10:9
And when ye shall go to war in your land against your enemies that vex you, ye shall trump with the trumpets and ye shall be remembered before the LORD your God and saved from your enemies.
10:10
Also when ye be merry in your feast days and in the first days of your months, ye shall blow the trumpets over your burnt sacrifices and peaceofferings, that it may be a remembrance of you before your God. I am the LORD{lorde} your God.
10:11
And it came to pass the twentieth day of the second month in the second year, that the cloud was taken up from off the habitation of witness.
10:12
And the children of Israel took their journey out of the desert of Sinai, and the cloud rested in the wilderness of Pharan.
10:13
And the first took their journey at the mouth of the LORD, by the hand of Moses:
10:14
even the standard of the host of Juda removed first with their armies, whose captain was Nahesson the son of Aminadab.
10:15
And over the host of the tribe of the children of Isachar, was Nathanael the son of Zuar.
10:16
And over the host of the tribe of the children of Zabulon, was Eliab the son of Helon.
10:17
And the habitation was taken down: and the sons of Gerson and Merari went forth bearing the habitation.
10:18
Then the standard of the host of Ruben went forth with their armies, whose captain was Elizur the son of Sedeur.
10:19
And over the host of the tribe of the children of Simeon, was Salamiel the son of Zuri saddai.
10:20
And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was Eliasaph the son of Deguel.
10:21
Then the Cahathites went forward and bare the holy things, and the other did set up the habitation against they came.
10:22
Then the standard of the host of the children of Ephraim went forth with their armies, whose captain was Elisama the son of Amiud.
10:23
And over the host of the tribe of the sons of Manasse, was Gamaliel the son of Pedazur.
10:24
And over the host of the tribe of the sons of BenJamin, was Abidan the son of Gedeoni.
10:25
And hindmost of all the host came the standard of the host of the children of Dan with their armies: whose captain was, Ahiezar the son of Ammi Saddai.
10:26
And over the host of the tribe of the children of Asser, was Pagiel the son of Ochran.
10:27
And over the host of the tribe of the children of Nephthali, was Ahira the son of Enan,
10:28
of this manner were the journeys of the children of Israel, with their armies when they removed.
10:29
And Moses said unto Hobab the son of Raguel the Madianite, Moses' father-in-law: we go unto the place of which the LORD said I will give it you. Go with us and we will do thee good, for the LORD hath promised good unto Israel.
10:30
And he said unto him: I will not: but will go to mine own land and to my kindred.
10:31
And Moses said, oh nay, leave us not, for thou knowest where is best for us to pitch in the wilderness: and thou shalt be our eyes.
10:32
And if thou go with us, look what goodness the LORD sheweth upon us, the same we will shew upon thee.
10:33
And they departed from the mount of the LORD three days' journey, and the ark of the testament of the LORD went before them in the three days' journey to search out a resting place for them.
10:34
And the cloud of the LORD was over them by day, when they went out of the tents.
10:35
And when the ark went forth, Moses said: Rise up LORD and let thine enemies be scattered, and let them that hate thee flee before thee.
10:36
And when the ark rested, he said: return LORD, unto the many thousands of Israel.
Chapter 11
11:1
And the people waxed unpatient,{complained} and it displeased the ears of the LORD. And when the LORD heard it he was wroth, and the fire of the LORD burnt among them and consumed the uttermost of the host.
11:2
And the people cried unto Moses, and he made intercession unto the LORD and the fire quenched.
11:3
And they called the name of the place Tabera because the fire of the LORD burnt among them.
11:4
And the rascal people that was among them fell a lusting. And the children of Israel also went to and wept and said: who shall give us flesh to eat?
11:5
we remember the fish which we should eat in Egypt for nought, and of the Cucumbers and melons, leeks, onions and garlic.
11:6
But now our souls are dried away, for our eyes look on nothing else, save upon Manna.
11:7
The Manna was as it had been coriander seed, and to see to like Bedellion.
11:8
And the people went about and gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in mortars and boke it in pans and made cakes of it. And the taste of it was like unto the taste of an oilcake.
11:9
And when the dew fell about the host in the night, the manna fell therewith.
11:10
And when Moses heard the people weep in their households every man in the door of his tent, then the wrath of the LORD waxed hot exceedingly: and it grieved Moses also.
11:11
And Moses said unto the LORD: wherefore dealest thou so cruelly with thy servant? wherefore do I not find favour in thy sight, seeing that thou puttest the weight of this people upon me?
11:12
have I conceived all this people, or have I begotten them, that thou shouldest say unto me, carry them in thy bosom (as a nurse beareth the sucking child) unto the land which thou swarest unto their fathers?
11:13
where should I have flesh to give unto all this people? For they weep unto me saying: give us flesh that we may eat.
11:14
I am not able to bear all this people alone, for it is too heavy for me.
11:15
Wherefore if thou deal thus with me, kill me, I pray thee, if I have found favour in thy sight: and let me not see my wretchedness.
11:16
And the LORD said unto Moses: gather unto me seventy of the elders of Israel, which thou knowest that they are the elders of the people and officers over them, and bring them unto the tabernacle of witness, and let them stand there with thee.
11:17
And I will come down and talk with thee there, and take of the spirit which is upon thee and put upon them, and they shall bear with thee in the burthen of the people, and so shalt thou not bear alone.
11:18
And say unto the people: hallow your selves against tomorrow, that ye may eat flesh, for ye have whined in the ears of the LORD saying: who shall give us flesh to eat, for we were happy when we were in Egypt? therefore the LORD will give you flesh, and ye shall eat:
11:19
Ye shall not eat one day only either two or five days, either ten or twenty days:
11:20
but even a month long, and until it come out at the nostrils of you, that ye be ready to parbreak: because that ye have cast the LORD aside which is among you, and have wept before him saying: why came we out of Egypt.
11:21
And Moses said: six hundred thousand footmen are there of the people, among which I am. And thou hast said: I will give them flesh and they shall eat a month long.
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Shall the sheep and the oxen be slain for them to find them, either shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together to serve them?
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And the LORD{Lorde} said unto Moses: is the LORD's{lordes} hand waxed short? Thou shalt see whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.
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And Moses went out and told the people the saying of the LORD, and gathered the seventy elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle.
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And the LORD came down in a cloud and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and put it upon the seventy elders. And as the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied and did nought else.
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But there remained two of the men in the host: the one called Eldad, and the other Medad. And the spirit rested upon them for they were of them that were written, but they went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the host.
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And there ran a young man and told Moses and said: Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the host.
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And Josua the son of Nun the servant of Moses which he had chosen out, answered and said: master Moses, forbid them.
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And Moses said unto him: enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the LORD's people could prophesy, and that the LORD would put his spirit upon them.
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And then both Moses and the elders of Israel, gat them into the host.
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And there went forth a wind from the LORD and brought quails from the sea and let them fall about the host, even a day's journey round about on every side of the host, and two cubits high upon the earth.
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And the people stood up all that night and on the morrow, and gathered quails. And he that gathered the least, gathered ten homers full. And they killed them round about the host.
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And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, yer it was chewed up, the wrath of the LORD waxed hot upon the people, and the LORD slew of the people an exceeding mighty slaughter.
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And they called the name of the place, the graves of lust: because they buried the people that lusted there.
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And the people took their journey from the graves of lust{kibrath hathavah} unto Hazeroth, and bode at Hazeroth.
Chapter 12
12:1
And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses, because of his wife of Inde which he had taken: for he had taken to wife one of India.
12:2
And they said: doth the LORD speak only thorow Moses? doth he not speak also by us? And the LORD heard it.
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But Moses was a very meek man above all the men of the earth.
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And the LORD spake at once unto Moses unto Aaron and Miriam: come out ye three unto the tabernacle of witness: and they came out all three.
12:5
And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud and stood in the door of the tabernacle and called Aaron and Miriam. And they went out both of them.
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And he said: hear my words. If there be a prophet of the LORD's among you, I will shew myself unto him in a vision and will speak unto him in a dream:
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But my servant Moses is not so, which is faithful in all mine house.
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Unto him I speak mouth to mouth and he seeth the sight and the fashion of the LORD, and not thorow riddles. Wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?
12:9
And the LORD was angry with them and went his way,
12:10
and the cloud departed from the tabernacle. And behold, Miriam was become leprous, as it were snow. And when Aaron looked upon Miriam and saw that she was leprous,
12:11
he said unto Moses: Oh I beseech thee my lord, put not the sin upon us which we have foolishly committed and sinned.
12:12
Oh, let her not be as one that came dead out of his mother's womb: for half her flesh is eaten away.
12:13
And Moses cried unto the LORD saying: Oh God, heal her.
12:14
And the LORD said unto Moses: If her father had spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut out of the host seven days, and after that let her be received in again.
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And Miriam was shut out of the host seven days: and the people removed not, till she was brought in again.
Chapter 13
And afterward they removed from Hazeroth, and pitched in the wilderness of Pharan.
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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Send men out to search the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers a man and let them all be such as are rulers among them.
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And Moses at the commandment of the LORD sent forth out of the wilderness of Pharan: such men as were all heads among the children of Israel, whose names are these:
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In the tribe of Ruben, Sammua the son of Zacur:
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In the tribe of Simeon, Saphat the son of Hori.
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In the tribe of Juda, Caleph the son of Jephune.
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In the tribe of Isachar, Igeal the son of Joseph.
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In the tribe of Ephraim, Hosea the son of Nun.
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In the tribe of BenJamin, Palti the son of Raphu.
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In the tribe of Zabulon, Gadiel the son of Sodi.
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In the tribe of Joseph: In the tribe of Manasse, Gaddi the son of Susi.
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In the tribe of Dan, Amiel the son of Gemali.
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In the tribe of Asser, Sethur the son of Micheel.
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In the tribe of Nephtali, Nahebi the son of Uaphsi.
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In the tribe of Gad, Guel the son of Machi.
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These are the names of the men which Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called the name of Hosea the son of Nun, Josua.
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And Moses sent them forth to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them: get you southward and go up into the high country,
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and see the land what manner thing it is and the people that dwelleth therein: whether they be strong or weak, either few or many,
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and what the land is that they dwell in, whether it be good or bad, and what manner of cities they dwell in: whether they dwell in tents or walled towns,
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and what manner of land it is: whether it be fat or lean, and whether there be trees therein or not. And be of a good courage, and bring of the fruits of the land. And it was about the time that grapes are first ripe.
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And they went up and searched out the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob as men go to Hemath,
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and they ascended unto the south and came unto Hebron, where Ahiman was and Sefai and Thalmani the sons of Enack. Hebron was built seven year before Zoan in Egypt.
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And they came unto the river of Escol and they cut down there a branch with one cluster of grapes and bare it upon a staff between twain, and also of the pomegranates and of the figs of the place.
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The river was called Escol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down there.
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And they turned back again from searching the land, at forty days' end.
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And they went and came to Moses and Aaron and unto all the multitude of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Pharan: even unto Cades, and brought them word and also unto all the congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land.
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And they told him saying: we came unto the land whither thou sendedst us, and surely it is a land that floweth with milk and honey and here is of the fruit of it.
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Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled and exceeding great, and moreover we saw the children of Enack there.
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The Amaleks dwell in the south country, and the Hethites, Jebusites and the Amorites dwell in the mountains, and the Cananites dwell by the sea and along by the coast of Jordan.
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And Caleb stilled the murmur of the people against Moses saying: let us go up and conquer it, for we be able to overcome it.
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But the men that went up with him, said: We be not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we:
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And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched, unto the children of Israel saying: The land which we have gone thorow to search it out, is a land that eateth up the inhabiters thereof, and the people that we saw in it are men of stature.
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And there we saw also giants, the children of Enack which are of the giants. And we seemed in our sight as it were grasshoppers and so we did in their sight.
Chapter 14
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And the multitude cried out, and the people wept thorowout that night,
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and all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron. And the whole congregation said unto them: would God that we had died in the land of Egypt, either we would that we had died in this wilderness.
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Wherefore hath the LORD brought us unto this land to fall upon the sword, that both our wives, and also our children should be a prey? is it not better that we return unto Egypt again?
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And they said one to another: let us make a captain and return unto Egypt again.
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And Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the congregation of the multitude of the children of Israel.
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And Josua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephune which were of them that searched the land rent their clothes
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and spake unto all the company of the children of Israel saying: The land which we walked thorow to search it, is a very good land.
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If the LORD have lust to us, he will bring us into this land and give it us, which is a land that floweth with milk and honey.
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But in any wise rebel not against the LORD. Moreover fear ye not the people of the land, for they are but bread for us. Their shield is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not therefore.
14:10
And all the whole multitude bade stone them with stones. But the glory of the LORD appeared in the tabernacle of witness, unto all the children of Israel.
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And the LORD said unto Moses: How long shall this people rail upon me, and how long will it be, yer they believe me, for all my signs which I have shewed among them?
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I will smite them with the pestilence and destroy them, and will make of thee a greater nation and a mightier than they.
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And Moses said unto the LORD: then the Egyptians shall hear it, for thou broughtest this people with thy might from among them.
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And it will be told to the inhabiters of this land also, for they have heard likewise, that thou the LORD art among this people, and that thou art seen face to face, and that thy cloud standeth over them and that thou goest before them by day time in a pillar of cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.
14:15
If thou shalt kill all this people as they were but one man then the nations which have heard the fame of thee, will speak saying:
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because the LORD was not able to bring in this people into the land which he swore unto them, therefore he slew them in the wilderness.
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So now let the power of my Lord|LORDE| be great, according as thou hast spoken saying:
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the LORD is long yer he be angry, and full of mercy, and suffereth sin and trespass, and leaveth no man innocent, and visiteth the unrighteousness of the fathers upon the children, even upon the third and fourth generation,
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be merciful I beseech ye therefore, unto the sin of this people according unto thy great mercy, and according as thou hast forgiven this people from Egypt even unto this place.
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And the LORD said: I have forgiven it, according to thy request.
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But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with my glory.
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For of all those men which have seen my glory and my miracles which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and yet have tempted me now this ten times and have not hearkened unto my voice,
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there shall not one see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that railed upon me, see it.
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But my servant Caleb, because there is another manner spirit with him, and because he hath followed me unto the utmost: him I will bring into the land which he hath walked in, and his seed shall conquer it,
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and also the Amalekites and Cananites which dwell in the low countries. Tomorrow turn you and get you into the wilderness: even the way toward the Red Sea.
14:26
And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron saying:
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how long shall this evil multitude murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel which they murmur against me.
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Tell them, that the LORD sayeth: As truly as I live, I will do unto you even as ye have spoken in mine ears.
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Your carcasses shall lie in this wilderness, neither shall any of these numbers which were numbered from twenty year and above of you which have murmured against me
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come in to the land over which I lifted mine hand to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephune, and Josua the son of Nun.
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And your children which ye said should be a prey, them I will bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have refused,
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and your carcases shall lie in this wilderness
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And your children shall wander in this wilderness forty years and suffer for your whoredom until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness,
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after the number of the days in which ye searched out the land forty days, and every day a year: so that they shall bear your unrighteousness forty year, and ye shall feel my vengeance
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I the LORD have said that I will do it unto all this evil congregation that are gathered together against me: even in this wilderness ye shall be consumed, and here ye shall die.
14:36
And the men which Moses sent to search the land, and which (when they came again) made all the people to murmur against it in that they brought up a slander upon the land:
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died for their bringing up that evil slander upon it, and were plagued before the LORD.
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But Josua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephune which were of the men that went to search the land, lived still.
14:39
And Moses told these sayings unto all the children of Israel, and the people took great sorrow.
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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 of which the LORD said, for we have sinned.
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And Moses said: wherefore will ye go on this manner beyond the word of the LORD? it will not come well to pass:
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go not up for the LORD is not among you that ye be not slain before your enemies.
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For the Amalekites and the Cananites are there before you, and ye will fall upon the sword: because ye are turned away from the LORD, and therefore the LORD will not be with you.
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But they were blinded to go up into the hilltop: Never the later, the ark of the testament of the LORD and Moses departed not out of the host.
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Then the Amalekites and the Cananites which dwelt in that hill, came down and smote them and hewed them: even unto Horma.
Chapter 15
15:1
And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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speak unto the children of Israel and say unto them: when ye be come into the land of your habitation which I give unto you,
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and will offer an offering upon the fire unto the LORD, whether it be a burntoffering or a special vow or freewill offering or if it be in your principal feasts to make a sweet savour unto the LORD, of the oxen or of the flock.
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Then, let him that offereth his offering unto the LORD, bring also a meatoffering of a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin of oil,
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and the fourth part of an hin of wine for a drinkoffering, and offer with the burntoffering or any other offering when it is a lamb.
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And unto a ram thou shalt offer a meatoffering of two tenth deals of flour, mingled with the third part of an hin of oil,
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and to a drinkoffering thou shalt offer the third part of an hin of wine, to be a sweet savour unto the LORD.
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When thou offerest an ox to a burntoffering or in any special vow or peaceoffering unto the LORD,
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then thou shalt bring unto an ox, a meatoffering of three tenth deals of flour mingled with half an hin of oil.
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And thou shalt bring for a drinkoffering half an hin of wine, that is an offering of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
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This is the manner that shall be done unto one ox, one ram, a lamb or a kid.
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And according to the number of such offerings, thou shalt increase the meatofferings and the drinkofferings.
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All that are of your selves shall do these things after this manner, when he offereth an offering of sweet savour unto the LORD.
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And if there be a stranger with you or be among you in your generations, and will offer an offering of a sweet savour unto the LORD: even as ye do, so he shall do.
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One ordinance shall serve both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger. And it shall be an ordinance for ever among your children after you, that the stranger and ye shall be like before the LORD.
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One law and one manner shall serve, both for you and for the stranger that dwelleth with you.
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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speak unto the children of Israel and say unto them: when ye be come in to the land whither I will bring you,
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then when ye will eat of the bread of the land, ye shall give an heaveoffering unto the LORD.
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Ye shall give a cake of the first of your dough unto an heave offering: as ye do the heaveoffering of the barn, even so ye shall heave it.
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Of the first of your dough ye must give unto the LORD an heaveoffering, thorowout your generations.
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If ye oversee your selves and observe not all these commandments which the LORD hath spoken unto Moses,
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and all that the LORD hath commanded you by the hand of Moses, from the first day forward that the LORD commanded among your generation:
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when ought is committed ignorantly before the eyes of the congregation, then all the multitude shall offer a calf for a burntoffering to be a sweet savour unto the LORD, and the meatoffering and the drinkoffering thereto, according to the manner: and an he goat for a sinoffering.
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And the priest shall make an atonement for all the multitude of the children of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them for it was ignorance. And they shall bring their gifts unto the offering of the LORD, and their sinoffering before the LORD for their ignorance.
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And it shall be forgiven unto all the multitude of the children of Israel, and unto the stranger that dwelleth among you: for the ignorance pertaineth unto all the people.
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If any one soul sin thorow ignorance he shall bring a she goat of a year old for a sinoffering.
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And the priest shall make an atonement for the soul that sinned ignorantly with the sinoffering before the LORD and reconcile him, and it shall be forgiven him.
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And both thou that art born one of the children of Israel and the stranger that dwelleth among you shall have both one law, if ye sin thorow ignorance.
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And the soul that doth ought presumptuously, whether he be an Israelite or a stranger, the same hath despised the LORD. And that soul shall be destroyed from among his people,
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because he hath despised the word of the LORD and hath broken his commandments, that soul therefore shall perish and his sin shall be upon him.
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And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks upon the Sabbath day.
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And they that found him gathering sticks, brought him unto Moses and Aaron and unto all the congregation:
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and they put him in ward, for it was not declared what should be done unto him.
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And the LORD said unto Moses: the man shall die: let all the multitude stone him with stones without the host.
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And all the multitude brought him without the host and stoned him with stones, and he died as the LORD commanded Moses.
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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speak unto the children of Israel and bid them, that they make them guards upon the quarters of their garments thorowout their generations, and let them make the guards of ribbons of Jacinth.
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And the guard shall be unto you to look upon it, that ye remember all the commandments of the LORD and do them: that ye seek not a way after your own hearts and after your own eyes, for to go a whoring after them:
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but that ye remember and do all my commandments and be holy unto your God,
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for I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God. I am the LORD God.
Chapter 16
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And Corah the son of Jezehar the son of Cahath the son of Levi: and Dathan and Abiram the son of Eliab, and On the son of Peleth, the son of Ruben:
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stood up before Moses, with other of the children of Israel two hundred and fifty, heads of the congregation, and councillors, and men of fame,
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and they gathered them selves together against Moses and Aaron and said unto them: ye have done enough. For all the multitude are holy every one of them, and the LORD is among them. Why therefore heave ye your selves up above the congregation of the LORD.
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When Moses heard it, he fell upon his face
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and spake unto Corah and unto all his company saying: tomorrow the LORD will shew who is his and who is holy, and will take them unto him, and whom soever he hath chosen, he will cause to come to him.(Septuagint: And he spoke to Core and all his assembly, saying, God has visited and known those that are his and who are holy, and has brought them to himself; and whom he has chosen for himself, he has brought to himself. 2 Timothy 2:19)
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This do: take firepans, thou Corah and all thy company,
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and do fire therein and put cense thereto before the LORD tomorrow: And then whomsoever the LORD doeth chose, the same is holy. Ye make enough to do ye children of Levi.
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And Moses said unto Corah: hear ye children of Levi,
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Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you from the multitude of Israel to bring you to him, to do the service of the dwelling place of the LORD, and to stand before the people to minister unto them?
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he hath taken thee to him and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee, and ye seek the office of the priest also.
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For which cause both thou and all thy company are gathered together against the LORD: for what is Aaron, that ye should murmur against him.
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And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, and they answered: we will not come.
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Seemeth it a small thing unto thee that thou hast brought us out of a land that floweth with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness. But that thou shouldest reign over us also?
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More over thou hast brought us unto no land that floweth with milk and honey, neither hast given us possessions of fields or of vines. Either wilt thou pull out the eyes of these men? we will not come.
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And Moses waxed very angry and said unto the LORD: Turn not unto their offerings. I have not taken so much as an ass from them, neither have vexed any of them.
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Then Moses said unto Corah: Be thou and all thy company before the LORD: both thou, they and Aaron tomorrow.
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And take every man his censer and put cense in them, and come before the LORD every man with his censer: two hundred and fifty censers, and Aaron with his censer.
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And they took every man his censer and put fire in them and laid cense thereon, and stood in the door of the tabernacle of witness, and Moses and Aaron also.
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And Corah gathered all the congregation against them unto the door of the tabernacle of witness. And the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the congregation.
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And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron saying:
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separate your selves from this congregation, that I may consume them at once.
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And they fell upon their faces and said: O most mighty God of the spirits of all flesh, one man hath sinned, and wilt thou be wroth with all the multitude?
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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speak unto the congregation and say: Get you away from about the dwelling of Corah, Dathan and Abiram.
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And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram, and the elders of Israel followed him.
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And he spake unto the congregation saying: depart from the tents of these wicked men and twich nothing of theirs: lest ye perish in all their sins.
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And they gat them from the dwelling of Corah, Dathan and Abiram, on every side. And Dathan and Abiram came out and stood in the door of their tents with their wives, their sons and their children.
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And Moses said: Hereby ye shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do all these works, and that I have not done them of mine own mind:
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If these men die the common death of all men or if they be visited after the visitation of all men, then the LORD hath not sent me.
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But and if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth and swallow them and all that pertain unto them, so that they go down quick in to hell: then ye shall understand, that these men have railed upon the LORD.
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And as soon as he had made an end of speaking all these words, the ground clove asunder that was under them,
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and the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them and their houses and all the men that were with Corah and all their goods.
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And they and all that pertained unto them, went down alive unto hell, and the earth closed upon them, and they perished from among the congregation.
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And all Israel that were about them, fled at the cry of them. For they said: The earth might happily swallow us also.
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And there came out a fire from the LORD and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered cense.
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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Speak unto Eleazer the son of Aaron the priest and let him take up the censers out of the burning and scatter the fire here and there,
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for the censers of these sinners are hallowed in their deaths: and let them be beaten into thin plates and fastened upon the altar. For they offered them before the LORD, and therefore they are holy and they shall be a sign unto the children of Israel.
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And Eleazar the priest took the brazen censers which they that were burnt had offered, and beat them and fastened them upon the altar,
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to be a remembrance unto the children of Israel, that no stranger which is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to offer cense before the LORD, that he be not made like unto Corah and his company: as the LORD said unto him by the hand of Moses.
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And on the morrow all the multitude of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron saying: ye have killed the people of the LORD.
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And when the multitude was gathered against Moses and Aaron, they looked toward the tabernacle of witness; And behold, the cloud had covered it and the glory of the LORD appeared.
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And Moses and Aaron went before the tabernacle of witness.
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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Get you from this congregation, that I may consume them quickly. And they fell upon their faces.
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And Moses said unto Aaron: take a censer and put fire therein out of the altar, and pour on cense, and go quickly unto the congregation and make an atonement for them. For there is wrath gone out from the LORD, and there is a plague begun.
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And Aaron took as Moses commanded him, and ran unto the congregation: and behold, the plague was begun among the people, and he put on cense, and made an atonement for the people.
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And he stood between the dead, and them that were alive, and the plague ceased.
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And the number of them that died in the plague, were fourteen thousand and seven hundred: beside them that died about the business of Corah.
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And Aaron went again unto Moses unto the door of the tabernacle of witness, and the plague ceased.
Chapter 17
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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speak unto the children of Israel and take of them, for every principal house a rod, of their princes over the houses of their fathers: even twelve rods, and write every man's name upon his rod.
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And write Aaron's name upon the staff of Levi: for every headman over the houses of their fathers shall have a rod.
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And put them in the tabernacle of witness where I will meet you.
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And his rod whom I chose, shall blossom: So I will make cease from me the grudgings of the children of Israel which they grudge against you.
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And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, and all the princes gave him for every prince over their fathers' houses, a rod: even twelve rods, and the rod of Aaron was among the rods.
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And Moses put the rods before the LORD in the tabernacle of witness:
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And on the morrow, Moses went in to the tabernacle: and behold, the rod of Aaron of the house of Levi was budded and bare blossoms and almonds.
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And Moses brought out all the staves from before the LORD, unto all the children of Israel, and they looked upon them, and took every man his staff.
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And the LORD said unto Moses: bring Aaron's rod again before the witness to be kept for a token unto the children of rebellion, that their murmurings may cease from me, that they die not.
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And Moses did as the LORD commanded him.
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And the children of Israel spake unto Moses saying: behold, we are destroyed and all come to nought:
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for whosoever cometh nye the dwelling of the LORD, dieth. Shall we utterly consume away?
Chapter 18
18:1
And the LORD said unto Aaron: Thou and thy sons and thy father's house with thee, shall bear the fault of that which is done amiss in the holy place. And thou and thy sons with thee, shall bear the fault of that which is done amiss in your priesthood.
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And thy brethren also the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father take with thee, and let them be joined unto thee and minister unto thee. And thou and thy sons with thee shall minister before the tabernacle of witness.
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And let them wait upon thee and upon all the tabernacle: only let them not come nye the holy vessels and the altar, that both they and ye also die not.
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And let them be by thee and wait on the tabernacle of witness, and on all the service of the tabernacle, and let no stranger come nye unto you.
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Wait therefore upon the holy place and upon the altar, that there fall no more wrath upon the children of Israel:
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behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from among children of Israel, to be yours, as gifts given unto the LORD to do the service of the tabernacle of witness.
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And see that both thou and thy sons with thee take heed unto your priests' office, in all things that pertain unto the altar and within the vail. And see that ye serve, for I have given your priests' office unto you for a gift to do service: and the stranger that cometh nye, shall die.
18:8
And the LORD spake unto Aaron: behold, I have given thee the keeping of mine heave offerings in all the hallowed things of the children of Israel. And unto thee I have given them unto anointing and to thy sons: to be a duty for ever.
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This shall be thine of most holy sacrifices: All their gifts, thorowout all their meatofferings, sinofferings and trespassofferings which they bring unto me. They shall be most holy unto thee and unto thy sons.
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And ye shall eat it in the most holy place: all that are males shall eat of it, for it shall be holy unto thee.
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And this shall be thine: the heaveoffering of their gifts, thorowout all the waveofferings of the children of Israel, for I have given them unto thee and thy sons, and thy daughters with thee, to be a duty for ever: and all that are clean in thy house, shall eat of it,
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all the fat of the oil, of the wine and of the corn: their first fruits which they give unto the LORD that have I given unto thee.
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The first fruits of all that is in their lands which they bring unto the LORD, shall be thine: and all that are clean in thine house, shall eat of it.
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All dedicate things in Israel, shall be thine.
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All that breaketh the matrice of all flesh that men bring unto the LORD, both of man and beast, shall be thine. Neverthelater the firstborn of man shall be redeemed, and the firstborn of unclean beasts shall be redeemed.
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And their redemptions shall be at a month old, valued at five sicles of silver, of the holy sicle. A sicle maketh twenty Geras.
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But the firstborn of oxen, sheep and goats shall not be redeemed. For they are holy, and thou shalt sprinkle their blood upon the altar, and shalt burn their fat to be a sacrifice of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
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And the flesh of them shall be thine, as the wavebreast and all the right shoulder is thine.
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All the holy heave offerings which the children of Israel heave unto the LORD, I give thee and thy sons and thy daughters with thee to be a duty for ever. And it shall be a salted covenant for ever, before the LORD: unto thee and to thy seed with thee.
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And the LORD spake unto Aaron: thou shalt have none inheritance in their land, nor part among them. For I am thy part and thy inheritance among the children of Israel.
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And behold I have given the children of Levi, the tenth in Israel to inherit, for the service which they serve in the tabernacle of witness,
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that the children of Israel henceforth come not nye the tabernacle of witness, and bear sin and die.
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And the Levites shall do the service in the tabernacle of witness and bear their sin, and it shall be a law for ever unto your children after you: But among the children of Israel they shall inherit none inheritance.
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For the tithes of the children of Israel which they heave unto the LORD, I have given the Levites to inherit. Wherefore I have said unto them: Among the children of Israel ye shall inherit none inheritance.
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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speak unto the Levites and say unto them: when ye take of the children of Israel the tithes which I have given you of them to your inheritance, ye shall take an heaveoffering of that same for the LORD: even the tenth of that tithe.
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And it shall be reckoned unto you for your heaveoffering, even as though ye gave corn out of the barn or a full offering from the wine press.
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And of this manner ye shall heave an heaveoffering unto the LORD, of all your tithes which ye receive of the children of Israel, and ye shall give there of the LORD's heave offering unto Aaron the priest.
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Of all your gifts, ye shall take out the LORD's heaveoffering: even the fat of all their hallowed things.
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And thou shalt say unto them: when ye have taken away the fat of it from it, it shall be counted unto the Levites, as the increase of corn and wine.
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And ye shall eat it in all places both ye and your households, for it is your rewards for your service in the tabernacle of witness.
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And ye shall bear no sin by the reason of it, when ye have taken from it the fat of it: neither shall ye unhallow the hallowed things of the children of Israel, and so shall ye not die.
Chapter 19
19:1
And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron saying:
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this is the ordinance of the law which the LORD commandeth saying: speak unto the children of Israel and let them take thee a red cow without spot wherein is no blemish, and which never bare yoke upon her.
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And ye shall give her unto Eleazer the priest, and he shall bring her without the host and cause her to be slain before him.
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And Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood upon his finger, and sprinkle it straight toward the tabernacle of witness seven times.
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And he shall cause the cow to be burnt in his sight: both skin, flesh and blood, with the dung also.
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And let the priest take cypress wood, and Hyssop and purple cloth, and cast it upon the cow as she burneth.
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And let the priest wash his clothes and bathe his flesh in water, and then come into the host, and the priest shall be unclean unto the evening.
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And he that burneth her, shall wash his clothes in water and bathe his flesh also in water, and be unclean until evening.
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And one that is clean, shall go and take up the ashes of the cow, and put them without the host in a clean place, where they shall be kept to make sprinkling water for the multitude of the children of Israel: for it is a sinoffering.
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And let him that gathereth the ashes of the cow, wash his clothes, and remain unclean until evening. And this shall be unto the children of Israel and unto the stranger that dwelleth among them, a manner for ever.
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He that twicheth any dead person, shall be unclean seven days.
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And he shall purify himself with the ashes the third day and then he shall be clean the seventh day. And if he purify not himself the third day, then the seventh day, he shall not be clean.
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Whosoever twicheth any person that dieth and sprinkleth not himself, defileth the dwelling of the LORD: and therefore that soul shall be rooted out of Israel, because he hath not sprinkled the sprinkling water upon him, he shall be unclean, and his uncleanness shall remain upon him.
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This is the law of the man that dieth in a tent: all that come into the tent and all that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days.
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And all the vessels that be open which have no lid nor covering upon them, are unclean.
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And whosoever twicheth one that is slain with a sword in the fields, or a dead person, or a bone of a dead man, or a grave: shall be unclean seven days.
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And they shall take for an unclean person, of the burnt ashes of the sinoffering, and put running water thereto into a vessel.
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And a clean person shall take Hyssop and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent and upon all the vessels and on the souls that were there, and upon him that twiched a bone or a slain person or a dead body or a grave.
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And the clean person shall sprinkle upon the unclean the third day and the seventh day. And the seventh day he shall purify himself and wash his clothes and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at evening.
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If any be unclean and sprinkle not himself, the same soul shall be destroyed from among the congregation: for he hath defiled the holy place of the LORD. And he that sprinkleth the sprinkling water, shall wash his clothes.
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And he that twicheth the sprinkling water, shall be unclean until even.
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And whatsoever the unclean person twicheth, shall be unclean. And the soul that twiched it, shall be unclean until the evening.
Chapter 20
20:1
And the whole multitude of the children of Israel, came into the desert of Sin in the first month, and the people dwelt at Cades. And there died MirIam, and was buried there.
20:2
Moreover there was no water for the multitude, wherefore they gathered them selves together against Moses and against Aaron.
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And the people chode with Moses and spake saying: would God that we had perished when our brethren perished before the LORD.
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Why have ye brought the congregation of the LORD unto this wilderness, that both we and our cattle should die here?
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Wherefore brought ye us out of Egypt, to bring us into this ungracious place, which is no place of seed nor of figs nor vines nor of pomegranates, neither is there any water to drink?
20:6
And Moses and Aaron went from the congregation unto the door of the tabernacle of witness, and fell upon their faces. And the glory of the LORD appeared unto them.
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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take the staff, and gather thou and thy brother Aaron the congregation together, and say unto the rock before their eyes, that he give forth his water. And thou shalt bring them water out of the rock and shalt give the company drink, and their beasts also.
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And Moses took the staff from before the LORD, as he commanded him
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And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them: hear ye rebellious, must we fetch you water out of this rock?
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And Moses lift up his hand with his staff and smote the rock two times, and the water came out abundantly, and the multitude drank and their beasts also.
20:12
And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron: Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them.
20:13
This is the water of strife, because the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified upon them.
20:14
And Moses sent messengers from Cades unto the king of Edom. Thus sayeth thy brother Israel: Thou knowest all the travail that hath happened us,
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how our fathers went down into Egypt, and how we have dwelt in Egypt a long time, and, how the Egyptians vexed both us and our fathers.
20:16
Then we cried unto the LORD and he heard our voices, and sent an angel and hath fetched us out of Egypt. And behold, we are in Cades, a city hard by the borders of thy country:
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let us go a good fellowship thorow thy country: we will not go thorow the fields nor thorow the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the fountains: but we will go by the highway and neither turn unto the right hand nor to the left, until we be past thy country.
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And Edom answered him: See thou come not by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword.
20:19
And the children of Israel said unto him: we will go by the beaten way: and if either we or our cattle drink of thy water, we will pay for it, we will do no more but pass thorow by foot only.
20:20
And he said: ye shall not go thorow. And Edom came out against him with much people and with a mighty power.
20:21
And thus Edom denied to give Israel passage thorow his country; And Israel turned away from him.
20:22
And the children of Israel removed from Cades and went unto mount Hor with all the congregation.
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And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, hard upon the coasts of the land of Edom saying:
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let Aaron be put unto his people, for he shall not come into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel: because ye disobeyed my mouth at the water of strife.
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Take Aaron and Eleazer his son, and bring them up into mount Hor,
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and strip Aaron out of his vestments and put them upon Eleazer his son, and let Aaron be put unto his people and die there.
20:27
And Moses did as the LORD commanded: and they went up into mount Hor in the sight of all the multitude.
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And Moses took off Aaron's clothes and put them upon Eleazer his son, and Aaron died there in the top of the mount.
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And Moses and Eleazer came down out of the mount. And all the house of Israel mourned for Aaron thirty days
Chapter 21
21:1
And when king Arad the Cananite which dwelt in the south parts, heard tell that Israel came by the way that the spies had found out: he came and fought with Israel and took some of them prisoners.
21:2
Then Israel vowed a vow unto the LORD and said: If thou wilt give this people into our hands, we will destroy their cities.
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And the LORD heard the voice of Israel, and delivered them the Cananites. And they destroyed both them and their cities, and called the place Horma.
21:4
Then they departed from mount Hor toward the red sea: to compass the land of Edom. And the souls of the people fainted by the way.
21:5
And the people spake against God and against Moses: wherefore hast thou brought us out of Egypt, for to die in the wilderness, for here is neither bread nor water, and our souls loatheth this light bread.
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Then the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, which stung them: so that much people died in Israel.
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And the people came to Moses and said: we have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD and against thee: make intercession to the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses made intercession for the people.
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And the LORD said unto Moses: make thee a serpent and hang it up for a sign, and let as many as are bitten look upon it and they shall live.
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And Moses made a serpent of brass and set it up for a sign. And when the serpents had bitten any man, he went and beheld the serpent of brass and recovered.
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And the children of Israel removed and pitched in Oboth.
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And they departed from Oboth and lay at Egebarim in the wilderness which is before Moab on the east side.
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And they removed thence, and pitched upon the river of Zarad.
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And they departed thence and pitched on the other side of Arnon, which river is in the wilderness, and cometh out of the coasts of the Amorites: for Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.
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Wherefore it is spoken in the book of the war of the LORD: go with a violence, both on the river of Arnon
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and on the river's head, which shooteth down to dwell at Ar, and leaneth upon the coasts of Moab.
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And from thence they came to Bear, which is the well whereof the LORD spake unto Moses: gather the people together, that I may give them water.
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Then Israel sang this song: Arise up well, sing thereto:
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The well which the rulers digged and the captains of the people with the help of the lawgiver and with their staves. And from this wilderness they went to Matana,
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and from Matana to Nahaliel, and from Nahaliel to Bamoth,
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and from Bamoth to the valley that is in the field of Moab in the top of Phasgah which boweth toward the wilderness.{Iesimon}
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And Israel sent messengers unto Sehon, king of the Amorites, saying:
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let us go thorow thy land: We will not turn into thy fields nor into thy vineyards, neither drink of the water of the wells: but we will go along by the common way, until we be past thy country.
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And Sehon would give Israel no licence to pass thorow his country, but gathered all his people together and went out against Israel into the wilderness. And he came to Jaheza and fought with Israel.
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And Israel smote him with the edge of the sword and conquered his land, from Arnon unto Jabock: even unto the children of Ammon. For the borders of the children of Ammon, are strong.
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And Israel took all these cities and dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites: in Hesbon and in all the towns that long thereto.
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For Hesbon was the city of Sehon the king of the Amorites which Sehon had fought before with the king of the Moabites, and had taken all his land out of his hand, even unto Arnon.
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Wherefore it is a proverb: go to Hesbon and let the city of Sehon be built and made ready
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for there is a fire gone out of Hesbon and a flame from the city of Sehon and hath consumed Ar of the Moabites and the men of the hills of Arnon.
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Woe be to thee Moab: O people of Chamos ye are forloren.{undone} His sons are put to flight and his daughters brought captive unto Sehon king of the Amorites.
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Their light is out from Hesbon unto Dibon and we made a wilderness even unto Nopha which reacheth unto Mediba.
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And thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites.
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And Moses sent to search out Jaezer, and they took the towns belonging thereto and conquered the Amorites that were there.
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And then they turned and went up toward Bason. And Og the king of Bason came out against them, both he and all his people, to war at Edrei.
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And the LORD said unto Moses: fear him not, for I have delivered him into thy hands with all his people and his land. And thou shalt do with him as thou didst with Sehon the king of the Amorites which dwelt at Hesbon.
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And they smote him and his sons and all his people, until there was nothing left him. And they conquered his land.
Chapter 22
22:1
And the children of Israel removed and pitched in the fields of Moab, on the other side of Jordan, by Jericho.
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And Balac the son of Ziphor saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites,
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and the Moabites were sore afraid of the people, because they were many, and abhorred the children of Israel:
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And Moab said unto the elders of Madian, now this company hath licked up all that are round about us, as an ox licketh up the grass of the field. And Balac the son of Ziphor was king of the Moabites at that time.
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And he sent messengers unto Balam the son of Beor, the interpreter which dwelt upon the river of the land of the children of his folk, to call him saying: behold, there is a people come out of Egypt which covereth the face of the earth and lie even hard by me.
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Come now a fellowship and curse me this people. For they are too mighty for me, so peradventure I might be able to smite them and to drive them out of the land. For I wot that whom thou blessest shall be blessed, and whom thou cursest shall be cursed.
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And the elders of Moab went with the elders of Madian, and the reward of the soothsaying in their hands. And they came unto Balam and told him the words of Balac.
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And he said unto them: tarry here all night and I will bring you word, even as the LORD shall say unto me. And the lords of Moab abode with Balam.
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And God came unto Balam and said: what men are these which are with thee?
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And Balam said unto God: Balac the son of Ziphor king of Moab hath sent unto me saying:
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behold, there is a people come out of Egypt and covereth the face of the earth: come now therefore and curse me them, that so peradventure I may be able to overcome them in battle, and to drive them out.
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And God said unto Balam: thou shalt not go with them, neither curse the people, for they are blessed.
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And Balam rose up in the morning and said unto the lords of Balac: get you unto your land, for the LORD will not suffer me to go with you.
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And the lords of Moab rose up and went unto Balac and said, Balam would not come with us.
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And Balac sent again a greater company of lords and more honourable than they.
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And they came to Balam and told him: Thus sayeth Balac the son of Ziphor: oh, let nothing let thee to come unto me,
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for I will greatly promote thee unto great honour, and will do whatsoever thou sayest unto me, come therefore I pray thee, curse me this people.
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And Balam answered and said unto the servants of Balac: If Balac would give me his house full of silver and gold, I can go no further than the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more.
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Nevertheless tarry ye here all night: that I may wete, what the LORD will say unto me once more.
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And God came to Balam by night and said unto him: If the men come to fetch thee, rise up and go with them: but what I say unto thee, that only thou shalt do.
22:21
And Balam rose up early and saddled his ass and went with the lords of Moab.
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But God was angry because he went. And the angel of the LORD stood in the way against him. And he rid upon his ass and two servants with him.
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And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD stand in the way and his sword drawn in his hand, she turned aside out of the way and went out into the field. And Balam smote the ass, to turn her into the way.
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And the angel of the LORD went and stood in a path between the vineyards, where was a wall on the one side and another on the other.
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When the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she wrenched unto the wall and thrust Balam's foot unto the wall, and he smote her again.
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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 left.
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And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she fell down under Balam: and Balam was wroth and smote the ass with a staff.
22:28
And the LORD opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balam: what have I done unto thee, that thou smitest me thus three times?
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And Balam said unto the Ass: because thou hast mocked me? I would that I had a sword in mine hand, that I might now kill thee.
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And the ass said unto Balam: am not I thine Ass which thou hast ridden upon since thou wast born unto this day? Was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And he said, nay.
22:31
And the LORD{lorde} opened the eyes of Balam that he saw the angel of the LORD{Lorde} standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand. And he bowed himself and fell flat on his face.
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And the angel of the LORD said unto him: Wherefore smitest thou thine ass this three times? behold, I came out to resist thee, for the way is contrary unto me,
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and the ass saw me and avoided me three times: or else (had she not turned from me) I had surely slain thee and saved her alive.
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And Balam said unto the angel of the LORD: I have sinned: for I wist not that thou stoodest in the way against me. Now therefore if it displease thine eyes, I will turn again.
22:35
And the angel said unto Balam, go with the men: but in any wise, what I say unto thee, that say. And Balam went with the lords of Balac.
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And when Balac heard that Balam was come he went out against him unto a city of Moab that stood in the border of Arnon, which was the utmost part of his country.
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And Balac said unto Balam: did I not send for thee, to call thee? wherefore camest thou not unto me? thinkest thou that I am not able to promote thee unto honour?
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And Balam said unto Balac: Lo I am come unto thee. But I can say nothing at all save what God putteth in my mouth that must I speak.
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And Balam went with Balac, and they came unto the city of Huzoth.{large city}
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And Balac offered oxen and sheep and sent for Balam and for the lords that were with him.
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And on the morning Balac took Balam and brought him up into the high place of Baal, and thence he saw unto the utmost part of the people.
Chapter 23
23:1
And Balam said unto Balac: build me here seven altars and provide here seven oxen and seven rams.
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And Balac did as Balam said. And Balac and Balam offered on every altar an ox and a ram.
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And Balam said unto Balac: stand by the sacrifice, while I go to wete whether the LORD will come and meet me, and whatsoever he sheweth me, I will tell thee, and he went forthwith.
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And God came unto Balam, and Balam said unto him: I have prepared seven altars, and have offered upon every altar, an ox and a ram.
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And the LORD put a saying in Balam's mouth and said: go again to Balac and say on this wise.
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And he went again unto him and lo, he stood by his sacrifice, both he and all the lords of Moab.
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And he began his parable and said: Balac the king of Moab hath fetched me from Mesopotamia out of the mountains of the east saying: come and curse me Jacob, come and defy me Israel.
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How shall I curse whom God curseth not and how shall I defy whom the LORD defieth not?
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from the top of the rocks I see him and from the hills I behold him: Lo, the people shall dwell by himself and shall not be reckoned among other nations.
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Who can tell the dust of Jacob and the number of the fourth part of Israel. I pray God that my soul, may die the death of the righteous, and that my last end may be like his.
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And Balac said unto Balam, what hast thou done unto me? I fetched thee to curse mine enemies: and behold, thou blessest them.
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And he answered and said: must I not keep that and speak it, which the LORD hath put in my mouth?
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And Balac said unto him: Come I pray thee with me unto another place, whence thou shalt see them, and shalt see but the utmost part of them and shalt not see them all and curse me them there.
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And he brought him into a plain field where men might see far, even to the top of Pisga, and built seven altars and offered an ox and a ram on every altar.
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And he said unto Balac: stand here by thy sacrifice while I go yonder.
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And the LORD met Balam and put words in his mouth and said: go again unto Balac and thus say.
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And when he came to him: behold, he stood by his sacrifice and the lords of Moab with him; And Balac said unto him: what sayeth the LORD?
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And he took up his parable and said: rise up Balac and hear, and hearken unto me thou son of Ziphor.
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The Lord|God| is not a man, that he can lie, neither the son of a man that he can repent: should he say and not do, or should he speak and not make it good?
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behold, I have begun to bless and have blessed, and can not go back therefrom.
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He beheld no wickedness in Jacob nor saw Idolatry in Israel: The LORD his God is with him, and the tromp{triumph} of a king among them.
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God that brought them out of Egypt, is as the strength of an unicorn unto them,
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for there is no sorcerer, in Jacob, nor soothsayer in Israel. When the time cometh, it will be said of Jacob and of Israel, what God hath wrought.
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Behold, the people shall rise up as a lioness and heave up himself as a lion, and shall not lie down again, until he have eaten of the prey and drunk of the blood of them that are slain.
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And Balac said unto Balam: neither curse them nor bless them.
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And Balam answered and said unto Balac: told not I thee saying, all that the LORD biddeth me, that I must do?
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And Balac said unto Balam: come I pray thee, I will bring thee yet unto another place: so peradventure it shall please God, that thou mayst curse them there.
23:28
And Balac brought Balam unto the top of Peor, that boweth toward the wilderness.
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And Balam said unto Balac: make me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.
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And Balac did as Balam had said, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar.
Chapter 24
24:1
When Balam saw that it pleased the LORD that he should bless Israel, he went not as he did twice before to fetch soothsaying, but set his face toward the wilderness,
24:2
and lift up his eyes and looked upon Israel as he lay with his tribes, and the spirit of God came upon him.
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And he took up his parable and said: Balam the son of Beor hath said,
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and the man whose eye is open hath said: he hath said which heareth the words of God and seeth the visions of the almighty, which falleth down and his eyes are opened.
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How goodly are the tents of Jacob and thine habitations Israel,
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even as the broad valleys and as gardens by the river's side, as the tents which the LORD hath pitched and as cypress trees upon the water.
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The water shall flow out of his bucket and his seed shall be many waters, and his king shall be higher than Agag; And his kingdom shall be exalted.
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God that brought him out of Egypt is as the strength of an unicorn unto him, and he shall eat the nations that are his enemies and break their bones and pierce them thorow with his arrows.
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He couched himself and lay down as a lion and as a lioness, who shall stir him up? blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.
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And Balac was wroth with Balam and smote his hands together, and said unto him: I sent for thee to curse mine enemies: and behold, thou hast blessed them this three times,
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and now get thee quickly unto thy place. I thought that I would promote thee unto honour, but the LORD hath kept thee back from worship.
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And Balam said unto Balac: told I not thy messengers which thou sentest unto me saying:
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If Balac would give me his house full of silver and gold, I can not pass the mouth of the LORD, to do either good or bad of mine own mind. What the LORD sayeth, that must I speak.
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And now behold, I go unto my people: come let me shew thee, what this people shall do to thy folk in the latter days.
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And he began his parable and said: Balam the son of Beor hath said, and the man that hath his eye open hath said,
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and he hath said that heareth the words of God and hath the knowledge of the most high and beholdeth the vision of the almighty, and when he falleth down hath his eyes opened.
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I see him but not now, I behold him but not nye. There shall come a star of Jacob and rise a scepter of Israel, which shall smite the coasts of Moab and undermine all the children of Seth.
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And Edom shall be his possession, and the possession of Seir shall be their enemies, and Israel shall do manfully.
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And out of Jacob shall come he that shall destroy the remnant of the cities.
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And he looked on Amalek and began his parable and said: Amalek is the first of the nations, but his latter end shall perish utterly.
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And he looked on the Kenites, and took his parable and said: strong is thy dwelling place and put thy nest upon a rock.
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Neverthelater thou shalt be a burning to Kain, until Assur take thee prisoner.
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And he took his parable and said: Alas, who shall live when God doeth this?
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The ships shall come out of the coast of Cittim and subdue Assur and subdue Eber, and he himself shall perish at the last.
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And Balam rose up and went and dwelt in his place: and Balac also went his way.
Chapter 25
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And Israel dwelt in Sittim, and the people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab,
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which called the people unto the sacrifice of their gods. And the people ate and worshipped their gods,
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and Israel coupled himself unto Baal Peor. Then the LORD was angry with Israel,
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and said unto Moses: take all the heads of the people, and hang them up unto the LORD against the son, that the wrath of the LORD may turn away from Israel.
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And Moses said unto the judges of Israel: go and slay those men that joined them selves unto Baal Peor.
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And behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren, a Madianitish wife even in the sight of Moses and in the sight of all the multitude of the children of Israel, as they were weeping in the door of the tabernacle of witness.
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And when Phineas the son of Eleazer the son of Aaron the priest saw it, he rose up out of the company and took a weapon in his hand,
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and went after the man of Israel into the whorehouse, and thrust them thorow: both the man of Israel and also the woman even thorow the belly of her. And the plague ceased from the children of Israel.
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And there died in the plague twenty four thousand.
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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Phineas the son of Eleazer the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned mine anger away from the children of Israel, because he was jealous for my sake among them, that I had not consumed the children of Israel in my jealousy.
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Wherefore say: behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace,
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and he shall have it and his seed after him, even the covenant of the priest's office for ever, because he was jealous for his God's{goddes} sake and made an atonement for the children of Israel.
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The name of the Israelite which was smitten with the Madianitish wife, was Simri the son of Salu, a lord of an ancient house among the Simeonites.
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And the name of the Madianitish wife, was Cosbi the daughter of Zur and head over the people of an ancient house in Madian.
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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vex the Madianites and smite them,
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for they have troubled you with their wiles with thee which they have beguiled you, thorow Peor and thorow their sister Cosbi the daughter of a lord in Madian, which was slain in the day of the plague for Peor's sake.
Chapter 26
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And after the plague, the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Eleazer saying:
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take the number of all the multitude of the children of Israel from twenty year and above thorowout their fathers' houses, all that are able to go to war in Israel.
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And Moses and Eleazer the priest told them in the fields of Moab, by Jordan fast by Jericho,
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from twenty year and above, as the LORD commanded Moses. And the children of Israel that came of Egypt were:
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Ruben the eldest son of Israel. The children of Ruben were, Hanoch, of whom cometh the kindred of the Hanochites: and of Palu, cometh the kindred of the Paluites:
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And of Hesron, cometh the kindred of the Hesronites: and of Carmi, cometh the kindred of the Carmites.
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These are the kindreds of the Rubenites, which were in number forty three thousand seven hundred and thirty.
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And the sons of Palu were Eliab.
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And the sons of Eliab were: Nemuel, Dathan and Abiram. This is that Dathan and Abiram councillors in the congregation, which strove against Moses and Aaron in the company of Corah, when they strove against the LORD.
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And the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them and Corah also, when the multitude died, what time the fire consumed two hundred and fifty men, and they became a sign:
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Notwithstanding, the children of Corah died not.
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And the children of Simeon in their kindreds were: Nemuel, of whom cometh the kindred of the Nemuelites: Jamin, of whom cometh the kindred of the Jaminites: Jachin, of whom cometh the kindred of the Jachinites:
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Serah of whom cometh the kindred of the Serahites: Saul of whom cometh the kindred of the Saulites.
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These are the kindreds of the Simeonites: in number twenty two thousand and two hundred.
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And the children of Gad in their kindreds were: Zephon, of whom cometh the kindred of the Zephonites: and of Haggi, cometh the kindred of the Haggites: and of Suni, cometh the kindred of the Sunites:
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and of Aseni, cometh the kindred of the Asenites: and of Eri cometh the kindred of the Erites:
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and of Arod cometh the kindred of the Arodites: and of Ariel cometh the kindred of the Arielites.
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These are the kindreds of the children of Gad, in number forty thousand and five hundred.
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The children of Juda: Er and Onan, which died in the land of Canaan.
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But the children of Juda in their kindred were: Sela of whom cometh the kindred of the Selamites: and of Phares cometh the kindred of the Pharesites: and of Serah cometh the kindred of the Serahites.
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And the children of Phares were Hesron, of whom cometh the kindred of the Hesronites: and of Hamul cometh the kindred of the Hamulites.
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These are the kindreds of Juda, in number seventy six thousand and five hundred.
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And the children of Isachar in their kindreds were: Tola, of whom cometh the kindred of the Tolaites: and Phuva, of whom cometh the kindred of the Phuvaites:
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and of Jasub cometh the kindred of the Jasubites: and of Simron cometh the kindred of the Simronites.
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These are the kindreds of Isachar in number sixty four thousand and three hundred.
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The children of Zabulon in their kindreds were: Sered, of whom cometh the kindred of the Seredites: and Elon, of whom cometh the kindred of the Elonites: and of Jaheliel, cometh the kindred of the Jahelelites.
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These are the kindreds of Zabulon: in number sixty thousand and five hundred.
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The children of Joseph in their kindreds were: Manasse and Ephraim.
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The children of Manasse: Machir, of whom cometh the kindred of the Machirites. And Machir begat Gilead, of whom cometh the kindred of the Gileadites.
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And these are the children of Gilead: Hieser, of whom cometh the kindred of the Hieserites: and of Helech cometh the kindred of the Helechites:
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and of Asriel the kindred of the Asrielites: and of Sichem cometh the kindred of the Sichemites:
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and of Simida cometh the kindred of the Simidites: and of Hepher cometh the kindred of the Hepherites.
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And Zelaphead the son of Hepher had no sons but daughters. And the names of the daughters of Zelaphead were: Mahela, Noa, Hagla, Milcha and Thirza.
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These are the kindreds of Manasse, in number fifty two thousand and seven hundred.
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These are the children of Ephraim in their kindreds: Suthelah, of whom cometh the kindred of the Suthelahites: and Becher, of whom cometh the kindred of the Becherites: and of Thaha cometh the kindred of the Thahanites.
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And these are the children of Suthelah: Eran, of whom cometh the kindred of the Eranites.
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These are the kindreds of the children of Ephraim in number thirty two thousand and five hundred. And these are the children of Joseph in their kindreds.
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These are the children of BenJamin in their kindreds: Bela, of whom cometh the kindred of the Belaites: and of Asbel cometh the kindred of the Asbelites: and of Ahiram, the kindred of the Ahiramites:
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and of Supham the kindred of the Suphamites: and of Hupham the kindred of the Huphamites.
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And the children of Bela were Ard and Naaman from whence come the kindreds of the Ardites and of the Naamites.
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These are the children of BenJamin in their kindreds, and in number forty five thousand and six hundred.
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These are the children of Dan in their kindreds: Suham, of whom cometh the kindred of the Suhamites. These are the kindreds of Dan in their generations.
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And all the kindreds of the Suhamites were in number sixty four thousand and four hundred.
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The children of Asser in their kindreds were: Jemna, of whom cometh the kindred of the Jemnites: and Jesui, of whom cometh the kindred of the Jesuites: and of Bria cometh the kindred of Brites.
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And the children of Bria were Heber, of whom cometh the kindred of the Heberites: and of Malchiel came the kindred of the Malchielites.
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And the daughter of Aser was called Sarah.
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These are the kindreds of Aser in number fifty three thousand and four hundred.
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The children of Nephthali in their kindreds were: Jaheziel, of whom came the kindred of the Jahezielites: and Guni, of whom came the kindred of the Gunites:
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and of Jezer, came the kindred of the Jezerites: and of Selem the kindred of Selemites.
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These are the kindreds of Naphthali in their generations in number forty five thousand and four hundred.
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These are the numbers of the children of Israel: six hundred thousand, and a thousand seven hundred and thirty.
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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unto these the land shall be divided to inherit, according to the number of names:
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to many thou shalt give the more inheritance and to few the less: to every tribe shall the inheritance be given according to the number thereof.
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Notwithstanding, the land shall be divided by lot, and according to the names of the tribes of their fathers, they shall inherit:
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and according to their lot thou shalt divide their land, both to the many and to the few.
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These are the sums of the Levites in their kindreds: of Gerson, came the kindred of the Gersonites: and of Cahath came the kindred of the Cahathites: and of Merari came the kindred of the Merarites.
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These are the kindreds of Levi: the kindred of the Libnites, the kindred of the Hebronites, the kindred of the Mahelites, the kindred of the Musites, the kindred of the Karahites. Kahath begat Amram,
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and Amram's wife was called Jochebed a daughter of Levi, which was born him in Egypt. And she bare unto Amram, Aaron, Moses and Miriam their sister.
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And unto Aaron were born, Nadab, Abihu, Eleazer and Ithamar.
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But Nadab and Abihu died, as they offered strange fire before the LORD.
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And the number of them was twenty three thousand, of all the males from a month old and above. For they were not numbered among the children of Israel, because there was no inheritance given them among the children of Israel.
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These are the numbers of the children of Israel which Moses and Eleazer the priest numbered in the fields of Moab, fast by Jordan nye to Jericho.
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And among these there was not a man of the number of the children of Israel which Moses and Aaron told in the wilderness of Sinai.
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For the LORD said unto them, that they should die in the wilderness and that there should not be left a man of them: save Caleb the son of Jephune and Josua the son of Nun.
Chapter 27
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And the daughters of Zelaphead the son of Heber the son of Gilead, the son of Machir the son of Manasse, of the kindreds of Manasse the son of Joseph (whose names were Mahela, Noha, Hagla, Melcha and Thirza)
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came and stood before Moses and Eleazer the priest and before the lords and all the multitude in the door of the tabernacle of witness saying:
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our father died in the wilderness, and was not among the company of them that gathered them selves together against the LORD in the congregation of Corah: But died in his own sin, and had no sons.
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Wherefore should the name of our father's be taken away from among his kindred, because he had no son? Give unto us a possession among the brethren of our father.
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And Moses brought their cause before the LORD.
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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The daughters of Zelaphead speak right: thou shalt give them a possession to inherit among their father's brethren, and shalt turn the inheritance of their father unto them.
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And speak unto the children of Israel saying: If a man die and have no son, ye shall turn his inheritance unto his daughter.
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If he have no daughter, ye shall give his inheritance unto his brethren.
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If he have no brethren, ye shall give his inheritance unto his father's brethren.
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If he have no father's brethren, ye shall give his inheritance unto him that is next to him of his kindred, and let him possess it. And this shall be unto the children of Israel an ordinance, and a law, as the LORD hath commanded Moses.
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And the LORD said unto Moses: get thee up into this mount Abarim, and behold, the land which I have given unto the children of Israel.
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And when thou hast seen it, thou shalt be gathered unto thy people also, as Aaron thy brother was gathered unto his people.
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For ye were disobedient unto my mouth in the desert of Zin in the strife of the congregation, that ye sanctified me not in the water before their eyes. That is the water of strife in Cades in the wilderness of Zin.
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And Moses spake unto the LORD saying:
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let the LORD God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,
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which may go in and out before them, and to lead them in and out, that the congregation of the LORD be not as a flock of sheep without a shepherd.
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And the LORD said unto Moses: take Josua the son of Nun in whom there is spirit, and put thine hands upon him,
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and set him before Eleazer the priest and before all the congregation and give him a charge in their sight.
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And put of thy praise upon him that all the company of the children of Israel may hear.
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And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest which shall ask counsel{councell} for him after the manner of the light{judgement of Urim} before the LORD: And at the mouth of Eleazer shall both he and all the children of Israel with him and all the congregation, go in and out.
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And Moses did as the LORD commanded him, and he took Josua and set him before Eleazer the priest and before all the congregation,
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and put his hands upon him and give him a charge, as the LORD commanded thorow the hand of Moses.
Chapter 28
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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give the children of Israel a charge and say unto them, that they take heed to offer unto me the offering of my bread in the sacrifice of sweet savour, in his due season.
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And say unto them. This is the offering which ye shall offer unto the LORD: two lambs of a year old without spot day by day to be a burntoffering perpetually.
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One lamb thou shalt offer in the morning, and the other at even.
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And thereto the tenth part of an Epha of flour for a meatoffering mingled with beaten oil, the fourth part of an hin:
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which is a daily offering ordained in the mount Sinai unto a sweet savour in the sacrifice of the LORD.
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And the drinkoffering of the same: the fourth part of an hin unto one lamb, and pour the drinkoffering in the holy place, to be good drink unto the LORD.
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And the other lamb thou shalt offer at even, with the meatoffering and the drinkoffering after the manner of the morning: a sacrifice of a sweet savour unto the LORD.
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And on the Sabbath day two lambs of a year old apiece and without spot, and two tenth deals of flour for a meatoffering mingled with oil, and the drinkoffering thereto.
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This is the burntoffering of every Sabbath, besides the daily burntoffering and his drinkoffering.
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And in the first day of your months, ye shall offer a burntoffering unto the LORD: two young bullocks, and a ram, and seven lambs of a year old without spot,
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and three tenth deals of flour for a meatoffering mingled with oil unto one bullock, and two tenth deals of flour for a meatoffering mingled with oil unto one ram.
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And ever more, a tenth deal of flour mingled with oil, for a meatoffering unto one lamb. That is a burntoffering of a sweet savour in the sacrifice of the LORD.
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And their drink offerings shall be half an hin of wine unto one bullock, and the third part of an hin of wine unto a ram and the fourth part of an hin unto a lamb. This is the burntoffering of every month thorowout all the months of the year:
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and one he goat for a sinoffering unto the LORD, which shall be offered with the daily burntoffering and his drinkoffering.
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And the fourteenth day of the first month shall be passover unto the LORD.
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And the fifteenth day of the same month shall be a feast, in which seven days men must eat unleavened bread.
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The first day shall be an holy feast, so that ye shall do no manner of laborious work therein.
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And ye shall offer a burntoffering unto the LORD two bullocks, one ram, and seven lambs of a year old without spot,
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and their meatoffering of flour mingled with oil three tenth deals unto a bullock, and two tenth deals unto a ram,
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and ever more one tenth deal unto a lamb, thorowout the seven lambs:
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and an he goat for a sinoffering to make an atonement for you.
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And ye shall offer these, beside the burntoffering in the morning that is always offered.
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And after this manner ye shall offer thorowout the seven days, the food of the sacrifice of sweet favour unto the LORD. And it shall be done beside the daily burntoffering and his drinkoffering.
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And the seventh day shall be an holy feast unto you, so that ye shall do no laborious work therein.
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And the day of your first fruits when ye bring a new meatoffering unto the LORD in your weeks, shall be an holy feast unto you:
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so that ye shall do no labourious work therein. And ye shall offer a burntoffering of a sweet savour unto the LORD: two young bullocks, and a ram, and seven lambs of a year old apiece,
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with their meatofferings of flour mingled with oil three tenth deals unto a bullock two tenth deals to a ram,
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and ever more one tenth deal unto a lamb thorowout the seven lambs,
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and an he goat to make an atonement for you.
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And this ye shall do besides the daily burntoffering, and his meatoffering: and they shall be without spot, with their drinkofferings.
Chapter 29
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Also{and} the first day of the seventh month shall be an holy feast unto you, and ye shall do no labourious work therein. It shall be a day of trumpet blowing unto you.
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And ye shall offer a burntoffering of a sweet savour unto the LORD: one young bullock and one ram and seven lambs of a year old apiece that are pure.
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And their meatofferings of flour mingled with oil: three tenth deals unto the bullock, and two unto the ram,
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and one tenth deal unto one lamb thorow the seven lambs.
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And an he goat for a sinoffering to make an atonement for you,
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beside the burntoffering of the month and his meatoffering and beside the daily burntoffering and his meatoffering, and the drinkofferings of the same: according unto the manner of them for a savour of sweetness in the sacrifice of the LORD.
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And the tenth day of that same seventh month shall be an holy feast unto you, and ye shall humble your souls and shall do no manner work therein.
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And ye shall offer a burntoffering unto the LORD of a sweet savour: one bullock, and a ram, and seven lambs of a year old apiece, without fault
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and their meatofferings of flour mingled with oil: three tenth deals to a bullock, and two to a ram
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and always a tenth deal unto a lamb, thorowout the seven lambs.
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And one he goat for a sinoffering, beside the sinoffering of atonement and the daily burntoffering, and the meat and drinkofferings that long to the same.
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And the fifteenth day of the seventh month shall be holy day and ye shall do no laborious work therein, and ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD of seven days long.
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And ye shall offer a burntoffering of a sweet savour unto the LORD: thirteen bullocks two rams and fourteen lambs which are yearlings and pure,
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with oil, three tenth deals unto every one of the thirteen bullocks: two tenth deals to either of the rams,
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and one tenth deal unto each of the fourteen lambs.
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And one he goat unto a sinoffering, beside the daily burntoffering with his meat and drinkofferings.
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And the second day twelve young bullocks, two rams, and fourteen yearling lambs without spot:
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and their meatofferings and drinkofferings unto the bullocks, rams and lambs, according to the number of them and after the manner.
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And an he goat for a sinoffering, beside the daily burntoffering and his meat and drinkofferings.
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And the third day eleven bullocks two rams and fourteen yearling lambs without spot:
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and their meat and drinkofferings unto the bullocks, rams and lambs, after the number of them and according to the manner.
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And an he goat for a sinoffering, beside the daily burntoffering and his meat and drinkofferings.
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And the fourth day ten bullocks two rams and fourteen lambs, yearlings and pure:
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and their meat and drinkofferings unto the bullocks, rams and lambs, according to their number and after the manner.
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And an he goat for a sinoffering, beside the daily burntoffering and his meat and drinkofferings.
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And the fifth day nine bullocks two rams and fourteen lambs of one year old apiece without spot.
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And their meat and drinkofferings unto the bullocks, rams and lambs, according to the number of them and after the manner.
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And an he goat for a sinoffering, beside the daily burntoffering and his meat and drinkofferings.
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And the sixth day eight bullocks two rams and fourteen yearling lambs without spot.
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And their meat and drinkofferings unto the bullocks, rams and lambs, according to the manner.
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And an he goat for a sinoffering, beside the daily burntoffering and his meat and drinkofferings.
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And the seventh day seven bullocks two rams and fourteen lambs that are yearlings and pure.
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And their meat and drinkofferings unto the bullocks, rams and lambs, according to their number and to the manner.
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And an hegoat for a sinoffering, beside the daily burntoffering and his meat and drinkofferings.
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And the eighth day shall be the conclusion of the feast unto you, and ye shall do no manner laborious work therein.
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And ye shall offer a burntoffering of a sweet savour unto the LORD: one bullock, one ram and seven yearling lambs without spot.
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And the meat and drinkofferings unto the bullock, ram and lambs, according to their numbers and according to the manner.
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And an he goat for a sinoffering beside the daily burntoffering and his meat and drinkofferings.
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These things ye shall do unto the LORD in your feasts: beside your vows and freewill offerings, in your burntofferings, meatofferings, drinkofferings and peaceofferings.
Chapter 30
And Moses told the children of Israel, according to all that the LORD commanded him.
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And Moses spake unto the heads of the tribes of the children of Israel saying: this is the thing which the LORD commandeth.
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If a man vow a vow unto the LORD or swear an oath and bind his soul, he shall not go back with his word: but shall fulfil all that proceedeth out of his mouth.
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If a damsel vow a vow unto the LORD and bind herself being in her father's house and unmarried:
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If her father hear her vow and bond which she hath made upon her soul, and hold his peace thereto: then all her vows and bonds which she hath made upon her soul shall stand in effect.
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But and if her father forbid her the same day that he heareth it, none of her vows nor bonds which she hath made upon her soul shall be of value, and the LORD shall forgive her, because her father forbade her.
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If she had an husband when she vowed or pronounced ought out of her lips wherewith she bound her soul,
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and her husband heard it and held his peace thereat the same day he heard it: Then her vows and her bonds wherewith she bound her soul, shall stand in effect.
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But and if her husband forbade her the same day that he heard it, then hath he made her vow which she had upon her of none effect, and that also which she pronounced with her lips wherewith she bound her soul, and the LORD shall forgive her.
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The vow of a widow and of her that is divorced, and all that they have bound their souls withal, shall stand in effect with them.
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If she vowed in her husband's house or bound her soul with an oath,
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and her husband heard it and held his peace and forbade her not: then all her vows and bonds wherewith she bound her soul, shall stand.
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But if her husband disannulled them the same day that he heard them, then nothing that proceeded out of her lips in vows and bonds wherewith she bound her soul shall stand in effect: for her husband hath lowsed them, and the LORD shall forgive her.
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All vows and oaths that bind to humble the soul, may her husband stablish or break.
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But if her husband hold his peace from one day unto another, then he stablisheth all her vows and bonds which she had upon her, because he held his peace the same day that he heard them.
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And if he afterward break them, he shall bear her sin himself.
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These are the ordinances which the LORD commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, and between the father and his daughter, being a damsel in her father's house.
Chapter 31
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And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
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avenge the children of Israel of the Madianites, and afterward be gathered unto thy people.
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And Moses spake unto the folk saying: Harness some of you unto war, and let them go upon the Madianites and avenge the LORD of the Madianites.
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Ye shall send unto the war a thousand of every tribe thorowout all the tribes of Israel.
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And there were taken out of the thousands of Israel twelve thousand prepared unto war, of every tribe a thousand.
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And Moses sent them a thousand of every tribe, with Phineas the son of Eleazer the priest to war, and the holy vessels and the trumpets to blow with in his hand.
31:7
And they warred against the Madianites, as the LORD commanded Moses, and slew all the males.
31:8
And they slew the kings of Madian among other that were slain: Eui, Rekem, Zur, Hur and Reba: five kings of Madian. And they slew Balam the son of Beor with the sword.
31:9
And the children of Israel took all the women of Madian prisoners and their children, and spoiled all their cattle, their substance and their goods.
31:10
And they burnt all their cities wherein they dwelt, and all their castles with fire.
31:11
And they took all the spoil and all they could catch, both of men and beasts.
31:12
And they brought the captives and that which they had taken and all the spoil unto Moses and Eleazer the priest and unto the company of the children of Israel, even unto the host, in the fields of Moab by Jordan nye to Jericho.
31:13
And Moses and Eleazer the priest and all the lords of the congregation went out of the host against them.
31:14
And Moses was angry with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands and over hundreds, which came from war and battle,
31:15
and said unto them: Have ye saved the women alive?
31:16
behold, these caused the children of Israel thorow Balam, to commit trespass against the LORD, by the reason of Peor, and there followed a plague among the congregation of the LORD.
31:17
Now therefore slay all the men children and the women that have lien with men fleshly:
31:18
But all the women children that have not lien with men, keep alive for your selves.
31:19
And lodge without the host seven days all that have killed any person and all that have twiched any dead body, and purify both your selves and your prisoners the third day and the seventh.
31:20
And sprinkle all your raiments and all that is made of skins, and all work of goats' hair, and all things made of wood.
31:21
And Eleazer the priest said unto all the men of war which went out to battle: this is the ordinance of the law which the LORD commanded Moses:
31:22
Gold, silver, brass, iron, tin and lead,
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and all that may abide the fire, ye shall make it go thorow the fire, and then it is clean. Neverthelater, it shall be sprinkled with sprinkling water. And all that suffereth not the fire, ye shall make go thorow the water.
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And wash your clothes the seventh day, and then ye are clean. And afterward come into the host.
31:25
And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
31:26
take the sum of the prey that was taken, both of the women and of cattle, thou and Eleazer the priest and the ancient heads of the congregation.
31:27
And divide it into two parts, between them that took the war upon them and went out to battle and all the congregation.
31:28
And take a portion unto the LORD of the men of war which went out to battle one of five hundred, of the women and of the oxen and of the asses and of the sheep
31:29
and ye shall take it of their half and give it unto Eleazer the priest, an heave offering unto the LORD.
31:30
And of the half of the children of Israel, take one of fifty, of the women, of the oxen, of the asses and of the sheep, and of all manner of beasts, and give them unto the Levites which wait upon the habitation of the LORD.
31:31
And Moses and Eleazer the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses.
31:32
And the booty and the prey which the men of war had caught, was six hundred thousand and seventy five thousand sheep:
31:33
and seventy two thousand oxen:
31:34
and sixty one thousand asses:
31:35
and thirty two thousand women that had lien by no man.
31:36
And the half which was the part of them that went out to war, was three hundred thousand and thirty seven thousand and five hundred sheep:
31:37
And the LORD's part of the sheep was six hundred and seventy five.
31:38
And the oxen were thirty six thousand, of which the LORD's part was seventy two.
31:39
And the asses were thirty thousand and five hundred, of which the LORD's part was sixty one.
31:40
And the women were sixteen thousand, of which the LORD's part was thirty two souls.
31:41
And Moses gave that sum which was the LORD's heave offering unto Eleazer the priest: as the LORD commanded Moses.
31:42
And the other half of the children of Israel which Moses separated from the men of war
31:43
(that is to wete, the half that pertained unto the congregation) was three hundred thousand and thirty seven thousand and five hundred sheep:
31:44
and thirty six thousand oxen:
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and thirty thousand asses and five hundred:
31:46
and sixteen thousand women.
31:47
And Moses took of this half that pertained unto the children of Israel: one of every fifty, both of the women and of the cattle, and gave them unto the Levites which waited upon the habitation of the LORD, as the LORD commanded Moses.
31:48
And the officers of thousands of the host, the captains over the thousands and the captains over the hundreds came forth and said unto Moses:
31:49
Thy servants have taken the sum of the men of war, which were under our hand, and there lacked not one man of them.
31:50
We have therefore brought a present unto the LORD what every man found of Jewels of gold, chains, bracelets, rings, earrings and spangles, to make an atonement for our souls before the LORD.
31:51
And Moses and Eleazer took the gold of them: Jewels of all manner fashions.
31:52
And all the gold of the heave offering of the LORD, of the captains over thousands and hundreds was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty sicles,
31:53
which{for} the men of war had spoiled, every man for himself.
31:54
And Moses and Eleazer the priest took the gold of the captains over the thousands and over the hundreds, and brought it into the tabernacle of witness: to be a memorial unto the children of Israel, before the LORD.
Chapter 32
32:1
The children of Ruben and the children of Gad, had an exceeding great multitude of cattle. And when they saw the land of Jaeser and the land of Gilead that it was an apt place for cattle,
32:2
they came and spake unto Moses and Eleazer the priest and unto the lords of the congregation saying:
32:3
The land of Ataroth, Dibo and Beon,
32:4
which country the LORD smote before the congregation of Israel: is a land for cattle and we thy servants have cattle
32:5
wherefore (said they) if we have found grace in thy sight, let this land be given unto thy servants to possess, and bring us not over Jordan.
32:6
And Moses said unto the children of Gad and of Ruben: shall your brethren go to war and ye tarry here?
32:7
Wherefore discourage ye the hearts of the children of Israel for to go over into the land which the LORD hath given them?
32:8
This did your fathers, when I sent them from Cades bernea to see the land.
32:9
And they went up even unto the river of Escol and saw the land, and discouraged the hearts of the children of Israel, that they should not go into the land which the LORD had given them.
32:10
And the LORD was wroth the same time and sware saying:
32:11
None of the men that came out of Egypt from twenty year old and above, shall see the land which I swore unto Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, because they have not continually followed me:
32:12
save Caleb the son of Jephune the Kenesite, and Josua the son of Nun, for they have followed me continually.
32:13
And the LORD was angry with Israel, and made them wander in the wilderness forty year, until all the generation that had done evil in the sight of the LORD were consumed.
32:14
And behold, ye are risen up in your father's stead, the increase of sinful men, to augment the fierce wrath of the LORD to Israelward.
32:15
For if ye turn away from after him, he will yet again leave the people in the wilderness, so shall ye destroy all this folk.
32:16
And they went near him and said: we will build sheepfolds here for our sheep and for our cattle, and cities for our children:
32:17
But we our selves will go ready armed before the children of Israel, until we have brought them unto their place. And our children shall dwell in the strong{fenced} cities, because of the inhabiters of the land.
32:18
And we will not return unto our houses, until the children of Israel have inherited: every man his inheritance.
32:19
For we will not inherit with them on yonder side Jordan forward, because our inheritance is fallen to us on this side Jordan eastward.
32:20
And Moses said unto them: If ye will do this thing, that ye will go all harnessed before the LORD to war,
32:21
and will go all of you in harness over Jordan before the LORD, until he have cast out his enemies before him,
32:22
and until the land be subdued before the LORD, then ye shall return and be without sin against the LORD and against Israel, and this land shall be your possession before the LORD.
32:23
But and if ye will not do so, behold, ye sin against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.
32:24
Build your cities for your children and folds for your sheep, and see ye do that ye have spoken.
32:25
And the Children of Gad and of Ruben spake unto Moses saying: thy servants will do as my lord commandeth.
32:26
Our children, our wives, substance and all our cattle shall remain here in the cities of Gilead.
32:27
But we thy servants will go all harnessed for the war unto battle before the LORD, as my lord hath said.
32:28
And Moses commanded Eleazer the priest: and Josua the son of Nun and the ancient heads of the tribes of the children of Israel,
32:29
and said unto them: If the children of Gad and Ruben will go with you over Jordan, all prepared to fight before the LORD: then when the land is subdued unto you, give them the land of Gilead to possess,
32:30
but and if they will not go over with you in harness, then they shall have their possessions among you in the land of Canaan.
32:31
And the children of Gad and Ruben answered saying: that which the LORD hath said unto thy servants we will do.
32:32
We will go harnessed before the LORD into the land of Canaan, and the possession of our inheritance shall be on this side the Jordan.
32:33
And Moses gave unto the children of Gad and of Ruben and unto half the tribe of Manasse the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sehon king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Basan, the land that longed unto the cities thereof in the coasts of the country round about.
32:34
And the children of Gad built Dibo, ataroth Aroer,
32:35
Atroth, Sophan, Jaeser, Jegabea,
32:36
Bethnimra and Betharan strong{fenced} cities, and they built folds for their sheep.
32:37
And the children of Ruben built Hesebon, Elalea, Kiriathaim,
32:38
Nebo, Baal Meon and turned their names, and Sibama also: and gave names unto the cities which they built.
32:39
And the children of Machir the son of Manasse went to Gilead and took it, and put out the Amorites that were therein.
32:40
And Moses gave Gilead unto Machir the son of Manasse and he dwelt therein.
32:41
And Jahir the son of Manasse went and took the small towns thereof, and called them the towns of Jair.
32:42
And Nobah went and took kenath with the towns longing thereto, and called it Nobah after his own name.
Chapter 33
33:1
These are the journeys of the children of Israel which went out of the land of Egypt with their armies under Moses and Aaron.
33:2
And Moses wrote their going out by their journeys at the commandment of the LORD: even these are the journeys of their going out.
33:3
The children of Israel departed from Rameses the fifteenth day of the first month, on the morrow after Passover and went out with an high hand in the sight of all Egypt,
33:4
while the Egyptians buried all their firstborn which the LORD had smoten among them. And upon their gods also the LORD did execution.
33:5
And the children of Israel removed from Rameses and pitched in Sucoth.
33:6
And they departed from Sucoth and pitched their tents in Ethan, which is in the edge of the wilderness.
33:7
And they removed from Ethan and turned unto the entering of Hiroth which is before Baal Zephon, and pitched before Migdol.
33:8
And they departed from before Hiroth and went thorow the midst of the sea into the wilderness, and went three days journey in the wilderness of Ethan, and pitched in Marah.
33:9
And they removed from Marah and went unto Elim where were twelve fountains and seventy date{palm} trees and they pitched there.
33:10
And they removed from Elim and lay fast by the red sea.
33:11
And they removed from the red sea and lay in the wilderness of Zin.
33:12
And they took their journey out of the wilderness of Zin, and set up their tents in Daphka.
33:13
And they departed from Daphka, and lay in Alus.
33:14
And they removed from Alus, and lay at Raphedim, where was no water for the people to drink.
33:15
And they departed from Raphedim, and pitched in the wilderness of Sinai.
33:16
And they removed from the desert of Sinai, and lodged at the graves of lust.
33:17
And they departed from the sepulchres of lust, and lay at Hazeroth.
33:18
And they departed from Hazeroth, and pitched in Rithma.
33:19
And departed from Rithma and pitched at Rimon Parez.
33:20
And they departed from Rimon Parez, and pitched in Libna.
33:21
And they removed from Libna, and pitched at Rissa.
33:22
And they journeyed from Rissa and pitched at Kehelatha.
33:23
And they went from Kehelatha, and pitched in mount Sapher.
33:24
And they removed from mount Sapher, and lay in Harada.
33:25
And they removed from Harada, and pitched in Makeheloth.
33:26
And they removed from Makeheloth, and lay at Tahath,
33:27
and they departed from Tahath and pitched at Tharath.
33:28
And they removed from Tharath, and pitched in Mithca.
33:29
And they went from Mithca, and lodged in Hasmona.
33:30
And they departed from Hasmona, and lay at Moseroth.
33:31
And they departed from Moseroth, and pitched among the children of Jaken.
33:32
And they removed from the children of Bane Jaken, and lay at Horgadgad.
33:33
And they went from Horgadgad, and pitched in Jathbatha.
33:34
And they removed from Jathbatha, and lay at Abrona.
33:35
And they departed from Abrona, and lay at Ezeon gaber.
33:36
And they removed from Ezeon gaber, and pitched in the wilderness of Sin, which is Cades.
33:37
And they removed from Cades, and pitched in mount Hor, in the edge of the land of Moab.{Edom}
33:38
And Aaron the priest went up into mount Hor at the commandment of the LORD and died there, even in the fortieth year, after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, and in the first day of the fifth month.
33:39
And Aaron was an hundred and thirty three year old when he died in mount Hor.
33:40
And king Erad the Cananite which dwelt in the south of the land of Canaan, heard that the children of Israel were come.
33:41
And they departed from mount Hor, and pitched in Zalmona.
33:42
And they departed from Zalmona, and pitched in Phimon,
33:43
and they departed from Phimon, and pitched in Oboth.
33:44
And they departed from Oboth, and pitched in Igim Abarim{Jehabarim} in the borders of Moab.
33:45
And they departed from Igim,{Jehabarim} and pitched in Dibon Gad.
33:46
And they removed from Dibon Gad, and lay in Almon Diblathama.
33:47
And they removed from Almon Diblathama, and pitched in the mountains of Abarim before Nibo.
33:48
And they departed from the mountains of Abarim, and pitched in the fields of Moab fast by Jordan nye to Jericho.
33:49
And they pitched upon Jordan, from Beth Haiesmoth unto the plain of Sitim{Abelsatim} in the fields of Moab.
33:50
And the LORD spake unto Moses in the fields of Moab by Jordan nye unto Jericho, saying:
33:51
speak unto the children of Israel and say unto them: when ye are come over Jordan into the land of Canaan,
33:52
see that ye drive out all the inhabiters of the land before you, and destroy their imaginations{chapels} and all their Images of Metal, and pluck down all their altars built on hills:
33:53
And possess the land and dwell therein, for I have given you the land to enjoy it.
33:54
And ye shall divide the inheritance of the land by lot among your kindreds, and give to the more the more inheritance, and to the fewer the less inheritance. And your inheritance shall be in the tribes of your fathers, in the place where every man's lot falleth.
33:55
But and if ye will not drive out the inhabiters of the land before you, then these{those} which ye let remain of them, shall be thorns in your eyes and darts in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell.
33:56
Moreover it will come to pass, that I shall do unto you as I thought to do unto them.
Chapter 34
34:1
And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
34:2
command the children of Israel and say unto them: when ye come into the land of Canaan, this is the land that shall fall unto your inheritance, the land of Canaan with all her coasts.
34:3
And your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the coast of Edom, so that your south quarter shall be from the side of the salt sea eastward,
34:4
and shall fetch a compass from the south up to Acrabim, and reach to Zinna. And it shall go out on the south side of Cades Bernea, and go out also at Hazar Adar, and go along to Azmon.
34:5
And shall fetch a compass from Azmon unto the river of Egypt, and shall go out at the sea.
34:6
And your west quarter shall be the great sea, which coast shall be your west coast.
34:7
And this shall be your north quarter: ye shall compass from the great sea unto mount Hor.
34:8
And from mount Hor, ye shall compass and go unto Hemath, and the end of the coast shall be at Zedada,
34:9
and the coast shall reach out to Ziphron and go out at Hazor enan. And this shall be your north quarter.
34:10
And ye shall compass your east quarter from Hazar Enan to Sepham.
34:11
And the coast shall go down from Sepham to Ribla on the east side of Ain. And then descend and go out at the side of the sea of Cenereth eastward.
34:12
And then go down along by Jordan, and leave at the salt sea. And this shall be your land with all the coasts thereof round about.
34:13
And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying: this is the land which ye shall inherit by lot, and which the LORD commanded to give unto nine tribes and an half:
34:14
for the tribe of the children of Ruben, have received, in the households of their fathers, and the tribe of the children of Gad in their fathers' households, and half the tribe of Manasse, have received their inheritance,
34:15
that is to wete two tribes and a half have received their inheritance on the other side of Jordan by Jericho eastward, toward the son rising.
34:16
And the LORD spake to Moses saying:
34:17
These are the names of the men, which shall divide you the land to inherit. Eleazer the priest, and Josua the son of Nun.
34:18
And ye shall take also a lord of every tribe to divide the land,
34:19
whose names are these: in the tribe of Juda, Caleb the son of Jephune.
34:20
And in the tribe of the children of Simeon, Semuel the son of Amiud,
34:21
and in the tribe of BenJamin, Elidad the son of Cislon.
34:22
And in the tribe of the children of Dan, the lord Bucki the son of Jagli.
34:23
And among the children of Joseph: in the tribe of the children of Manasse, the lord Haniel the son of Ephod.
34:24
And in the tribe of the children of Ephraim, the lord Cemuel the son of Siphtan.
34:25
And in the tribe of the sons of Zabulon, the lord Elizaphan the son of Parnac.
34:26
And in the tribe of the children of Isachar, the lord Palthiel the son of Asan.
34:27
And in the tribe of the sons of Aser, the lord Ahihud the son of Selomi.
34:28
And in the tribe of the children of Naphthali, the lord Pada El the son of Ammihud.
34:29
These are they which the LORD commanded to divide the inheritance unto the children of Israel, in the land of Canaan.
Chapter 35
35:1
And the LORD spake unto Moses in the fields of Moab by Jordan Jericho saying:
35:2
command the children of Israel, that they give unto the Levites of the inheritance of their possession: cities to dwell in. And ye shall give also unto the cities of the Levites, suburbs round about them.
35:3
The cities shall be for them to dwell in, and the suburbs for their cattle, possession and all manner beasts of theirs.
35:4
And the suburbs of the cities which ye shall give unto the Levites, shall reach from the wall of the city outward, a thousand cubits round about.
35:5
And ye shall measure without the city, and make the utmost border of the east side: two thousand cubits. And the utmost border of the south side: two thousand cubits. And the utmost border of the west side: two thousand cubits. And the utmost border of the north side: two thousand cubits also: and the city shall be in the midst. And these shall be the suburbs of their cities.
35:6
And among the cities which ye shall give unto the Levites, there shall be six cities of franchise which ye shall give to that intent that he which killeth, may fly thither. And to them ye shall add forty two cities more:{mo}
35:7
so that all the cities which ye shall give the Levites shall be forty eight with their suburbs.
35:8
And of the cities which ye shall give out of the possessions of the children of Israel, ye shall give many out of their possessions that have much and few out of their possessions that have little: so that every tribe shall give of his cities unto the Levites, according to the inheritance which he inheriteth.
35:9
And the LORD spake unto Moses saying:
35:10
speak unto the children of Israel and say unto them: when ye be come over Jordan into the land of Canaan,
35:11
ye shall build cities which shall be privileged towns for you: that he which slayeth a man unawares, may fly thither.
35:12
And the cities shall be to flee from the executer of blood, that he which killed die not, until he stand before the congregation in judgement.
35:13
And of these six free cities
35:14
which ye shall give three ye shall give on this side Jordan and three in the land of Canaan.
35:15
And these six free cities shall be for the children of Israel and for the stranger and for him that dwelleth among you, that all they which kill any person unawares, may flee thither.
35:16
If any man smite another with a weapon of iron that he die, then he is a murderer, and shall die for it.
35:17
If he smite him with a throwing stone that he die therewith, then he shall die: For he is a murderer and shall be slain therefore.
35:18
If he smite him with a hand weapon of wood that he die therewith, then he shall die: for he is a murderer and shall be slain therefore.
35:19
The judge{justice} of blood shall slay the murderer, as soon as he findeth him:
35:20
If he thrust him of hate, or hurl at him with laying of wait that he die
35:21
or smite him with his hand of envy that he die, he that smote him shall die, for he is a murderer. The justice of blood shall slay him as soon as he findeth him.
35:22
But and if he pushed him by chance and not of hate or cast at him with any manner of thing and not of laying of wait:
35:23
or cast any manner of stone at him that he die therewith, and saw him not: And he cast it upon him and he died, but was not his enemy, neither sought him any harm:
35:24
Then the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the executer of blood in such cases.
35:25
And the congregation shall deliver the slayer out of the hand of the judge of blood, and shall restore him again unto the franchised city, whither he was fled. And he shall bide there unto the death of the high priest which was anointed with holy oil.
35:26
But and if he came without the borders of his privileged city whither he was fled,
35:27
if the blood avenger find him without the borders of his free town, he shall slay the murderer and be guiltless,
35:28
because he should have bidden in his free town until the death of the high priest, and after the death of the high priest, he shall return again unto the land of his possession.
35:29
And this shall be an ordinance and a law unto you, among your children after you in all your habitations.
35:30
Whosoever slayeth, shall be slain at the mouth of witnesses. For one witness shall not answer against one person to put him to death.
35:31
Moreover ye shall take none amends for the life of the murderer which is worthy to die: But he shall be put to death.
35:32
Also ye shall take none atonement for him that is fled to a free city, that he should come again and dwell in the land before the death of the high priest.
35:33
And see that ye pollute not the land which ye are in, for blood defileth the land. And the land can none otherwise be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of it that shed it.
35:34
Defile not therefore the land which ye inhabit, and in the midst of which I also dwell, for I am, the LORD which dwell among the children of Israel.
Chapter 36
36:1
And the ancient heads of the children of Gilead the son of Machir the son of Manasse of the kindred of the children of Joseph, came forth and spake before Moses and the princes which were ancient heads among the children of Israel
36:2
and said: The LORD commanded my lord to give the land to inherit by lot to the children of Israel. And then my lord commanded in the name of the LORD to give the inheritance of Zelaphead our brother unto his daughters.
36:3
Now when any of the sons of the tribes of Israel take them to wives, then shall their inheritance be taken from the inheritance of our fathers, and shall be put unto the inheritance of the tribe in which they are and shall be taken from the lot of our inheritance.
36:4
And when the free year{of jubilee} cometh unto the children of Israel, then shall their inheritance be put unto the inheritance of the tribe where they are in, and so shall their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers.
36:5
And Moses commanded the children of Israel at the mouth of the LORD saying: the tribe of the children of Joseph have said well.
36:6
This therefore doeth the LORD: command the daughters of Zelaphead saying: let them be wives to whom they themself think best, but in the kindred of the tribe of their fathers shall they marry,
36:7
that the inheritance of the children of Israel roll not from tribe to tribe. But that the children of Israel may abide, every man in the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers.
36:8
And every daughter that possesseth any inheritance among the tribes of the children of Israel, shall be wife unto one of the kindred of the tribe of her father, that the children of Israel may enjoy every man the inheritance of his father,
36:9
and that the inheritance go not from one tribe to another: but that the tribes of the children of Israel, may abide every man in his own inheritance.
36:10
And as the LORD commanded Moses even so did the daughters of Zelaphead:
36:11
Mahela, Thirza, Hagla, Milcha and Noa, and were married unto their fathers' brothers' sons,
36:12
of the kindred of the children of Manasse the son of Joseph: and so they had their inheritance in the tribe of the kindred of their father.
36:13
These are the commandments and laws which the LORD commanded thorow Moses, unto the children of Israel in the fields of Moab upon Jordan nye unto Jericho.

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