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Cordinances for the firince. Cli AP.

25 In the seventh month, in the fifteenth day of the month, shall he do the like in the feast of the seven days, according to the sin-offering, according to the burnt-offering, and according to the meatoffering, and according to the oil. CHAP. XLVI. 1 Ordinances for the firince in his avorshift, 9 and for the for. HUS saith the Lord God; 'The gate of the inner court that looketh to: ward the east shall be shut the six working days; but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and in the day of the new moon it shall be opened. 2 And the prince shall enter by the way of the porch of that gate without, and shall stand by the post of the gate, and the priest shall prepare his burntoffering and his peace-offerings, and he shall worship at the threshold of the gate: then he shall go forth; but the gate shall not be shut until the evening. 3 Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before the Lord in the sabbaths and in the new Innoons, 4 And the burnt-offering that the prince shall offer unto the Lo RD in the sabbath day shall be six lambs without blemish, and a ram without blemish. 5 And the meat-offering shall be an ephah for a ram, and the meat-offering for the lambs as he shall be able to give, and an him of oil to an enhah. 6 And in the day of the new moon it shall be a young bullock without blemish, and six lambs, and a ram: they shall be without blemish. 7 And he shall prepare a meat-offering, an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for a ram, and for the lambs according as his hand shall attain unto, and an hin of oil to an ephah. 8 And when the prince shall enter, he shall go in by the way of the porch of that gate, and he shall go forth by the way thereof. 9 of But when the Fo of the land shall come before the Lord in the solemn feast, he that entereth in by the way of the north gate to worship shall go out by the way of the south gate; and he that entereth by the way of the south gate shall go forth by the way of the north te: he shall not return by the way of the gate whereby he came in, but shall go forth over against it. 10 And the prince in the midst of them, when they in, shall go in ; and when they go forth, shall go forth. 11 And in the feasts and in the solemnities the meat-offering shall be an ephah to a bullock, and an ephah to a ram, and

to the lambs as he is able to give, and an hin of oil to an ephah.

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12.Now when the prince shall prepare a voluntary burnt-offering or peace-offerings voluntarily unto the Lo RD, one shall then open him the gate that looketh toward the east, and he shall prepare his burnt-offering and his peace-offerings, as he did on the sabbath day : then he shall go forth ; and after his going forth one shall shut the gate. 13 Thor: sh::it daily prepare a burntoffering unto the Lord of a lamb of the first year without blemish : thou shalt prepare it every morning. 14 And thou shalt prepare a meat-offering for it every morning, the sixth part of an ephah, and the third part of an hin of oil, to temper with the fine flour; a meat-offering continually by a perpetual ordinance unto the LoR p. 15 Thus shall they prepare the lamb, and the meat-offering, and the oil, every morning for a continual burnt-offering. 16 || Thus saith the Lord God ; If the prince give a gift unto any of his sons, the inheritance thereof shall be his sons; it shall be their possession by inheritance. 17 But if he gave a gift of his inheritance to one of his servants, then it shall be his to the year of liberty; after it shall return to the prince: but his inheritance shall be his sons for them. 18 Moreover the prince shall not take of the people's inheritance by oppression, to thrust them out of their possession; but he shall give his sons inheritance out of his own o: that my people benot scattered every man from his possession. 19 || After he brought me through the entry, which was at the side of the gate, into the holy chambers of the priests, which looked toward the north : and behold, there was a place on the two sides westward. 20 Then said he unto me, This is the place where the priests shall boil the trespass-offering and the sin-offering, where they shall bake the meat-offering ; that they bear them not out into the outer court, to sanctify the people. 21 Then he brought me forth into the outer court, and caused me to pass o, the four corners of the court ; and behold, in every corner of the court there was a court. 22 In the four corners of the court there were courts joined of forty cubits long and thirty broad: these four corners were of one measure. 23 And there was a row of building round about in them, round about them four, and it was made with boiling places under the rows round about. 24 Then said he unto me, These are the places of them that boil, where the ministers of the house shall boil the sacrifice of the people.

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684 The vision of the waters.

CHAP. XLVII. 1 The vision of the holy waters. 6 The virtue of them. 13 The borders of the land. A FTERWARD he brought me again unto the door of the house ; and behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under from the right side of the house, at the south side of the altar. 2 Then brought he me out of the way of the gate northward, and led me about the way without unto the outer gate by the way that looketh eastward; and behold, there ran out waters on the right side. 3 And when the man that had the line in his hand went forth eastward, he measured a thousand cubits, and he brought me through the waters; the waters were to the ankles. 4 Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through the waters; the waters were to the knees. Again he measured a thousand, and brought me through ; the waters were to the loins. 5. Afterward he measured a thousand ; and it was a river that I could not pass over: for the waters were risen, waters to swim in, a river that could not be passed over. 6 || And he said unto me, Son of man, hast thou seen this 2 Then he brought me, and caused me to return to the brink of the river. 7 Now when I had returned, behold, at the bank of the river were very many trees on the one side and on the other. 8 Then said he unto me, These waters issue out toward the east country, and go down into the desert, and go into the sea : which o brought forth into the sea, the waters shall be healed. 9 And it shall come to pass, that every thing that liveth, which moveth, whithersoever the river shall come, shall live : and there shall be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters shallcomethither: for they shall be healed ; and every thing shall live whither the river cometh. 10 And it shall come to pass, that the fishers shall stand upon it from En-gedi even unto En-eglaim ; they shall be a flace to spread forth nets; their fish shall be according to their kinds, as the fish of the t sea, exceeding many. 11 But the miry places thereof and the marshes thereof shall not be healed; they shall be given to salt. 12 And by the river upon the bank thereof, on this side and on that side, shall w all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: it shall bring forth new fruit according to his months, because their

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waters they issued out of the sanctuary : and the fruit thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf thereof for medicine. 13 * Thus saith the Lord God ; This shall be the border, whereby yeshall inherit the land according to the twelve tribes of Israel: Joseph shall have two portions. 14 And ye shall inherit it, one as well as another: concerning the which I lifted up mine hand to give it unto your fathers: and this land shall fall unto you for inheritance. 15 And this shall be the border of the land toward the north side, from the great sea, the way of Hethlon, as men go to Zedad ; 16 Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which is between the border of Damascus and the border of Hamath ; Hazar-hatticon, which is by the coast of Hauran. 17 And the border from the sea shall be Hazar-enan, the border of Damascus, and the north northward, and the border of Hamath. And this is the north side. 18 And the east side ye shall measure from Hauran, and from Damascus, and from Gilead, and from the land of Israel by Jordan, from the border unto the east sea. And this is the east side. 19 And the south side southward, from Tamar even to the waters of strife in Kadesh, the river to the great sea. And this is the south side southward. 20 The west side also shall be the great sea from the border, till a man come over against Hamath. This is the west side. 21 So shall ye divide this land unto you according to the tribes of Israel. 22*. And it shall come to pass, that ye shall divide it by lot for an inheritance unto you, and to the o that sojourn among you, which shall beget children among you : and they shall be unto you as born in the country among the children of Israel; they shall have inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel. 23 And it shall come to pass, that in what tribe the stranger sojourneth, there shallye give him his inheritance, saith the

Lord God. CHAP. XLVIII. 1, 23 The shortions of the twelve tribes, 8 and of the sanctuary, &c. OW these are the names of the tribes. From the north end to the coast of the wav of Hethlon, as one goeth to Hamath, Hazar-enan, the border of Damascus northward, to the coast of Hamath ; for these are his sides east and west; a fortion for Dan. 2 And by the border of Dan, from the east side unto the west side, a fortion for Asher. 3 And by the border of Asher, from the east side even unto the west side, a fortion for Naphtali.

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the offering which ye shall offer of five and twenty thousand reeds in breadth, and in length as one of the other parts, from the eastside unto the west side: and the sanctuary shall be in the midst of it. 9 The oblation that ye shall offer unto the Lo RD shall be of five and twenty thousand in length, and of ten thousand in breadth. 10 And for them, even for the priests, shall be this holy oblation; toward the north five and twenty thousand in length, and toward the west ten thousand in breadth, and toward the east ten thousand in breadth, and toward the south five and twenty thousand in length ; and the sanctuary of the LoRD shall be in the midst thereof. 11. It shall be for the priests that a sanctified of the sons of Zadok ; which have kept my charge, which went not astray when the children of Israel went astray, as the Levites went astray. 12 And this oblation of the land that is offered shall be unto them a thing most holy by the border of the Levites. 13 And over against the border of the priests the Levites shall have five and twenty thousand in length, and ten thousand in breadth: all the length shall be five and twenty thousand, and the breadth. ten thousand. 14 And they shall not sell of it, neither exchange, nor alienate the first-fruits of the land: for it is holy unto the LoRD. 15 And the five thousand, that are left in the breadth over against the five and twenty thousand, shall be a profane filace for the city, for dwelling, and for suburbs, and the city shall be in the midst thereof. 16And these shall be the measures thereof ; the north side four thousand and five hundred, and the south side four thousand and five hundred, and on the east side four thousand and five hundred, and the west side four thousand and five hundred. 17 And the suburbs of the city shall be toward the north two hundred and fifty, and toward the south two hundred and fifty, and toward the east two hundred and fifty, and toward the west two hundred and fifty.

CHAP. xlvi II.

and of the sanctuary, &c. 685

18 And the residue in length over against the oblation of the holy fortion shall 6e ten thousand eastward, and ten thousand westward : and it shall be over against the oblation of the holy fortion ; and the increase thereof shall be for food unto them that serve the city. 19 And they that serve the city shall serve it out of all the tribes of Israel. 20 All the oblations shall be five and twenty thousand by five and twenty thousand: ye shall offer the holy oblauon foursquare, with the possession of the city. 21 || And the residue shall be for the prince, on the one side and on the other of the holy oblation, and of the possession of the city, over against the five and twenty thousand of the oblation toward the east border, and westward over against the five and twenty thousand toward the west border, over against the portions for the prince : and it shall be the holy oblation ; and the sanctuary of the house shall be in the midst thereof. 22 Moreover from the possession of the Levites, and from the possession of the city, being in the midst of that which is the prince's, between the border of Judah and the border of Benjamin, shall be for

the prince. 23 As for the rest of the tribes, from

the east side unto the west side Benjamin

shall have a fortion.

24 And by the border of Benjamin, from the east side unto the west side,

Simeon shall have a hortion.

25 And by the border of Simeon, from

the east side unto the west side, Issachar. a fiortion. -

26 And by the border of Issachar, from the east side unto the west side, Zebulun a fortion. 27 And by the border of Zebuluh, from

the east side unto the west side, Gad a fortion.

28 And by the border of Gad, at the south side southward, the border shall be even from Tamar unto the waters of strife in Kadesh, and to the river toward the great sea 29. This is the land which we shall divide by lot unto the tribes of israel for inheritance, and these are their portions, saith the Lord God. . 30 || And these are the §§ out of the city on the north side, four thousand and five hundred measures. - 31 And the gates of the city shall beafter the names of the tribes of Israel: three gates northward; one gate of Reuben, one gate of Judah, one gate of Levi. 32 And at the east side four thousand and five hundred : and three gates; one gate of Joseph, one gate of Benjamin, one gate of Dam. 33 And at the south side four thousand

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tes; one gate of Simeon, one gate of ssachar, one gate of Zebulun.

DANIEL. Daniel, &c. refuse the king's meat. and five hundred measures: and three

gate of Gad, one gate of Asher, one gate of Naphtali. 35 It was round about eighteen thou

34 At the west side four thousand and |sand measures; and the name of the city five hundred, with their three gates: one from that day shall be, The Lord is there.

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CHAP. H. 1 Jehoiakim's captivity. 8 Daniel, Hanamiah, Mishael, and Azariah, refusing the king's fortion, do firosher with ulse and water. I the third *. of the reign of Jehoiakim king of Judah came Nebuchadmezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, and besieged it. 2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of Judah into his hand, with part of the vessels of the house of God: which he carried into the land of Shinar to the house of his god; and he brought the vessels into the treasure-house of his god. 3 || And the kingspake unto Ashpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that he should bring certain of the children of Israel, and of the king's seed, and of the princes; 4 Children in whom was no blemish, but well-favoured, and skilful in all wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, and understanding science, and such as had ability in them to stand in the king's palace, and whom they might teach the learning and the tongue of the Chaldeans. 5 And the ; appointed them a daily provision of the king's meat, and of the wine which he drank: sonourishing them three years, that at the end thereof they might stand before the king.

6 Now among these were of the children of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mi- | shael, and Azariah :

7. Unto whom the prince of the eunuchs gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of Abed-nego.

8 || But Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not defile himself with the portion of the king's meat, nor with the wine which he drank: therefore he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not defile himself.

9 §. God had brought Daniel into favour and tender love with the prince of the eunuchs.

10 And the prince of the eunuchs said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the king, who hath o your meat and your drink: for why should he see your §: worse liking than the children which are of your sort 2 then shall ye make me endanger my head to the king.

11. Then said Daniel to Silar whom the prince of the eunuchs had set over

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Danic!, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, |, 12 Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, ten days; and let them give us pulse to : eat, and water to drink. 13 Then let our countenances be looked upon before thee, and the countenances of the children that eat of the portion of the king's meat: and as thou seest, deal with thy servants. 14 So he consented to them in this matter, and proved them ten days. 15 And at the end of ten days their countenances appeared fairer and fatter in flesh than all the children which did eat the portion of the king's meat. 16 Thus Melzar took away the portion of their meat, and the wine that they should drink; and gave them pulse. 17 || As for these four children, God gave them knowledge and skill in all learning and wisdom: and Daniel had understanding in all visions and dreams. 18 Now at the end of the days that the king had said he should bring them in. then the prince of the alo, brought them in before Nebuchadnezzar. 19 And the king communed with them; and among them all was found none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: therefore stood they before the king. 20 And in all matters of wisdom and understanding, that the king inquired of them, he found them ten times better

| than all the magicians and astrologers

that overe in all his realm. 21 And Daniel continued even unto the first year of king Cyrus. CHAP. II. 1.Wobuchadnezzar forgetteth his dream ; 14 Daniel findeth it. 31. The dream, 36 and interfiretation. ND in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake from him. 2 Then the king commanded to call the magicians, and the astrologers, and the sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew the king his dream. So they came and stood before the king. 3 And the king said unto them, I have dreamed a dream, and my spirit was troubled to know the dream. 4 Then spake the Chaldeans to the king in Syriack, O king, live for ever: tell thy servants the dream, and we willshew the interpretation.

.Nebuchadnezzar/orgets his dream. CHAP. II.

5 The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me : if ye will not make known unto me the dream, with the interpretation thereof, ye shall be cut in pieces, and your houses shall be made a dunghill. 6 But if ye shew the dream, and the interpretation thereof, ye shall receive of me gifts and rewards and great honour: therefore shew me the dream, and the interpretation thereof. 7 They answered again and said, Let the king tell his servants the dream, and we will shew the interpretation of it. 8 The king answered and said, I know of certainty that ye would gain the time, | because ye see the thing is gone from me. 9 But if ye will not make known unto me the dream, there is but one decree for you: for ye have prepared lying and corrupt words to o before me, till the time be changed: therefore tell me the dream, and I shall know that ye can shew me the interpretation thereof. 10 * The Chaldeans answered before the king, and said, There is not a man upon the earth that can shew the king's matter: therefore there is no king, lord, nor ruler, that asked such things at any magician, or astrologer, or Chaldean. 11 And it is a rare thing that the king requireth, and there is none other that can shew it before the king, except the gods, whose dwelling is not with flesh. 12 For this cause the king was angry and very furious, and commanded to destroy all the wise men of Babylon. 13 And the decree went forth that the wise men should be slain; and they sought Daniel and his fellows to be slain. 14 || Then Daniel answered with counsel and wisdom to Arioch the captain of the king's guard, which was gone forth || to slay the wise men of Babylon : 15 He answered and said to Arioch the king's captain, Why is the decree so hasty || from the king 2 Then Arioch made the thing known to Daniel. 16. Then Daniel went in, and desired of the king that he would give him time, and that he would shew the king the interpretation. 17. Then Daniel went to his house, and made the thing known to Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, his companions: 18 That they would desire mercies of the God of heaven concerning this secret; that 1)aniel and his fellows should not . with the rest of the wise men of sion. 19 Then was the secret revealed unto Daniel in a night vision. Then Daniel blessed the God of heaven. 20 Daniel answered and said, Blessed

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be the name of God for ever and ever : for wisdom and might are his:

Daniel findeth it. 687

21 And he changeth the times and the seasons; he removeth kings, and setteth up kings ; he giveth wisdom unto the wise, and knowledge to them that know understanding: 22 He revealeth the deep and secret things: he knoweth what is in the darkness, and the light dwelleth with him. 23 I thank thee, and praise thee, O thou God of my fathers, who hast given me wisdom and might, and hast made known unto me now what we desired of thee: for thou hast now made known unto us the king's matter. 24 || Therefore Daniel went in unto Arioch, whom the king had ordained to destroy the wise men of Babylon: he went

and said thus unto him ; Destroy not the

wise men of Babylon : bring me in before the king, and I will shew unto the king the interpretation. 25 Then Arioch brought in Daniel before the king in haste, and said thus unto him, I have found a man of the captives of Judah, that will make known unto the king the interpretation. 26 The king answered and said to Daniel, whose name was Belteshazzar, Art thou able to make known unto me the dream which I have seen, and the interpretation thereof * . 27 Daniel answered in the presence of the king, and said, The secret which the

king hath demanded cannot the wise men,

the astrologers, the magicians, the sooth

sayers, shew unto the king > 28 But there is a God in heaven that

revealeth secrets, and maketh known to

the king Nebuchadnezzar what shall be

in the latter days. Thy dream, and the

o of thy head upon thy bed, are ese ;

29 As for thee, O king, thoughts

th | came into thy mind upon th }. what

should come to pass hereafter : and he that revealeth scorets maketh known to thee what shall come to pass. 30 But as for mc, this secret is not revealed to me for any wisdom that I have more than any living, but for their sakes that shall make known the interpretation to the king, and that thou mightest know the thoughts of thy heart. 31 || Thou, O king, sawest, and behold a great image. This great image, whose brightness was excellent, stood before thee; and the form thereof was terrible. 32 This image's head was of fine gold, his breast and his arms of silver, his belly and his thighs of brass, $3 His legs of iron, his feet part of iron and part of clay. 34 Thou sawest till that a stone was cut out without hands, which smote the image upon his feet that were of iron and clay, and brake them to pieces.

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