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The seventy NUMBERS. Elders propkecj

shall give us flesh to eat? for,i£ wa$\ 30 And Moses gal him into the camp,

well with us in Egypt: therefore the Lord will give you flesh, and ye Bhall eat.

19 Ye shall not eat one day,nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days;

20 But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and loathsome unto you : because that ye have despised the Lord which among you, and have wept befoi him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt?

21 IT And Moses said, The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen ; and thou hast said. I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month.

22 Shall the flocks and the herds be elain for them,to suffice them? or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to suffice them?

23 And the Lord said unto Moses,Is| the Lord's hand waxed short? thou shall see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee or not

24 IT And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the LoRn.a gathered the seventy men of the eicl of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle.

25 And the Lord came dc cloud, and spake un!o him, and took of the spirit that teas upon him, gave it unto the seventy elders: and it tame to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.

26 But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp.

27 And there ran a young man, and told Moses.nnd said,Eldad and Mcdad do prophesy in the camp.

23 And Joshua the son of Nun, the sen-ant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moees, forbid them.

29 AndMosessaid unlohim.Enviest thou for my sake? would God that all the Lord's people were prophets.<mt/i that the Loud would put his spirit upon the ml I

id the elders of Israel.

31 1f And there went forth a wind from the Lord, and brought quails from the sea, and \etthcm fali by the Icamp, as it were a day's journey on

de, and as it were a day's journey on the other side,round about the camp, and as it were two cubits high upon the face of tlie earth.

32 And the people stood up all that day, and all that night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quails: he that gathered least gathered ten homers ; and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp.

33 And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the Lord was kindled against the peoplerand theLouD smote the people with a very great plague.

34 And he called the name of that place Kibro'.h-baltxavah: because there they buried die people that lusted.

3ii And the people journeyed from Kibroth-hatlaavah uutoHazerolh; ajid abode at Hazeroth.


AND Miriam and Aaron epaJiP against Moses, because of the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an Ethiopian woman.

2 And they said, Hath the Lord indeed spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken also by us ? And the Lord heard it.

3 (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which were upon the face of the earth.)

4 And theLoiiDspakesuddenly unlo Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tab'crnacle of the congregation.And they "■ ee came out

And the Lord came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in the door of the tabernacle, and ended Aaron and Miriam: and they both :ame forth.

6 And he said,Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among you, /the Loud will make myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.

7 My servant Moses is not so,who is faithful in all my house.

8 With him will I sneak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in leprosy.

dark speeches; and ihe similitude of the Lord shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant Moses?

9 Anil the anger of the Lord was kindled against them, and he departed.

10 And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam became leprous, while as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.

11 And Aaron said unto Moses,Alas! my lord, 1 beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein wc have sinned.

12 Let her not be a9 one dead, of whom the llesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother's womb.

13 And Moses cried unto the Lord, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee.

14 IT And the Lord said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her lace, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and alter that let her be received

15 And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.

16 And afterward the people removed from Hazerolh, and pitched in the wilderness of Paran.

CHAP. XIII. , ND the Lord spake unto Moses,

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2 Send thou"men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall ye send a man, every one a ruler among them. G And Moses, by the commandment, ol the Lord, sent them from the wilderness of Patau: all those men were heads of the children of Israel.

4 And these tcere their names: Of the tribe of Reuben; Shamtnua the son of Zaccur. 6 Of the tribe of Simeo the son of Kori.

6 Of the tribe of Judah; Caleb the eon ofJrphunneh

7 Of the tribe of Issachar; Igal the son of Joseph.

8 Of the tribe of Ephraim; Oshea the son of Nun.

;) Of the tribe of Benjamin; Pall Uic sou of Ruphu.

CHAP. XIII. Spies sent to Canaan.

10 Of the tribe of Zebulun; Gaddiel the son of Sodi.

11 Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe of Manasseh; Gaddi the son of Susi.

12 Of the tribe of Dan; Ammiel the son of Gemalli.

13 Of the tribe of Ashcr; Selhur the Bon of Michael.

14 Of the tribe of Napbtah; Nabbi the son of Vophst.

15 Of the tribe of Gad; Geuel the son of Machi.

16 These are the names of the men which Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Oshea, the eon of

fun, Jehoslma.

17 IT And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up tin's way southward, and go up into the mountain;

18 And see the land what it is; and he people. that dwellelh therein, vbother they be strong or weak, few >r many;

19 And what the land is that they [well in, whether it be good or bad; and what cities they be that they dwell n, whether in tents, or in strong holds; £0 And what ihe land is, whether it

be fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not: and be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time war the time of the lirst ripe grapes.

21 U So they went up, and searched the land, from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath.

22 And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron, where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zcsn in Egypt.)

23 And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of Uic pomegranates, and of the tigs.

24 The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of theeluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down

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2-5 And they returned from searching of the land alter forty days.

20 IT And they went and cametoMoses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel,uuto

Murmuring »J NUMBERS, the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of Ihe land.

27 And Uiey told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it flowed) with milk, and honey ; and this is the fruit of it,

28 Nevertheless, the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great; and, moreover, we saw the children of Anak there.

29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south; and the Hitlites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.

30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it,

31 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.

32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto (he children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up tl)e inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.

33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we svere in their sight.


AND all the congregation lifted up . their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.

2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses, and against Aaron; and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or, • would God we had died in this wilderness!

3 And wherefore hath the Loiid brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt?

4 And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.

the Israelite:.

6 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the jregalion of the children of Israel.

6 IT And Joshua the son of Nun. and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, whicn

■e of them that searched the land, rent their clothes;

7 And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through tc

earch it, is an exceeding good land.

8 If the Lord delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with

ilk and iicney.

Only rebel not ye against the Lord, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LonD is with us; fear them not.

10 But all the congregation bade stone :hem with stones. And the glory of Lhe Lonu appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all thechil *ren of Israel.

11 IT And the Loiid said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I 'ave showed among them?

12 1 will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will

nake of thee a greater nation and nighter than they.

13 TT And Moses said unto theLono, Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for thou broughtest up this people in thy might from among them ;)

14 And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land : Jbr they have heard that thou, Loud, art among this jpeople, that thou, Lord, art seen face to face, and that thy cloud standelh over them, and that thou goest before them by day-time in apillar of acloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.

15 IT Now (/"thou shall kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of thee will speak, saying,

16 Because the Loild was not able to bring this people into the land which he sware unto them, therefore he hath slain them in the wilderness.

17 And now, I beseech thee, let the power of my LonD be great, accordng as thou hast spoken, saying, 13 TheLoHD wlong-suffering.and of

Intercession CHAi great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, una by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.

19 Pardon, 1 beseech thee, the quity of this people according unto the greatness of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.

20 And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to thy word:

21 But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled "with the glory of the Lord.

22 Because all those men which ha> seen my glory, and my miracles, whi( I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;

23 Surely they shall not sec the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them Uiat provoked me see it:

24 But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath! followed me fully, him will I bring into tlie land whereinto he went; and; his seed shall possess it.

25 (Now the Amalekires and the C; naanites dwelt in the valley.) To-mo row turn you,and getyou into thewi derness by the way of the Red Sea.

26 1T And the Lord spake unto Mo-| Bcsand unto Aaron, saving,

27 How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which nuinr.ur against me P 1 have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me.

28 Say unto them, As truly as I livp, saith the Loan, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will L do to you:

29 Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole

. number, from twenty years old and upSvard, which have murmured againsc

30 Doubtless ye shall not come into the \a.nd,concerning which 1 swareto make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephuimeh, and Joshua the eon of Nun.

31 But your little once,which ye said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have despisea.

P. XV. of Moses.

32 But as for you, your carcases, they shall fall in this wilderness.

33 And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the wilderness.

34 After the number of the days in which ye searched the land,even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.

35 lthe Lord have 8aid,l will surely do it unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.

36 And the men which Moses sent to search the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur

_;ainst him, by bringing up a slander upon the land,

37 Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land, died by the plague before the Lord.

38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, ichich

of the men that went to search the land, lived still.

39 And Moses told these sayings unto all the children of Israel: and the people mourned greatly.

40 IT And they rose up early in the morning, and gat them up into the top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we be

ill go up unto the place which the Lord hath promised: for ve have sinned.

41 Aud Moses said, "Wherefore now do ye transgress the commandment ot the Lord? but it shall not prosper.

42 Go not up, for the Lord is not mong you; that ye be not smitten

before your enemies.

43 For the Amalekites and the Calaanites «7-e there before you, and ye shall fall by the sword: because yc are turned away from the Lord,therefore the Lord will not be with you.

44 But they presumed to go up unto the hill-top: nevertheless the ark of the covenant of the Loud, andMoses, departed not out of the camp.

45 Then the Amalekites came down, and the Canaanites, which dwelt, in that hill, and smote them,and discomfited them, even unto Horniah.

CHAP. XV. ^^ND the Lord spake unto Mc-ses,

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2 Speak, unto the children of Israel, ami say unto them, When ye become into the land of your habitations, which! give unto you,

3 And will make an offering by fire unto the Lord, a burnt ollering or a nacrifice in performing avow, or in a free-will-offering, or in your solemn feast, to make a sweet savour unto the Lord, of the herd, or of the flock:

4 Then shall he that offereth his offering unto the Lord bring a meat-offering of a tenth-deal offlour, mingled with the fourth part ofa bin of oil.

6 And the fourth part ofa bin of wine for a drink-oll'erhig shalt thou prepare with the burnt-offering or sacrifice for one lamb.

6 Or for a ram, thou shalt prepare for a meat-offering two tenth-deals of Hour mingled with the third part of a bin of oil.

7 And for a drink-offering thou shall offer the third pun ofa bin of wine, for a 6weet savour unto the Lord.

8 And when thou preparest a bullock /ora burnt-offering, or J-r a sacrifice in performing a vow, of peace-offerings unto the Lord:

9 Then shall he bring with a bullock ameat-ofleringof three tenth-deals of flour mingled with half a bin of o

10 And thou shalt biin^ forad; offering half a bin of wine, fat offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord

U Thus shall it be done for one bul lock, or for one rain, or for a lamb, oi fl kid.

12 According to Ihe number thai ye shall prepare, so shall ye do to every one according to their number.

13 All that are born of the country shall do these things after this mat in offering an offering made by fn a sweet savour unto the Lord.

1-t And if a stranger sojourn with you, or whosoever be among you in your generations, and will offer an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord; as ye do, 60 be shall do.

15 One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourneth ?<><fA you, an ordinance for ever in your generations: neye are, so shall thestrangei be before the Lord.

1(5 One law and one manner shall be

NUMBERS. Sundry offering.

for you, and for the stranger that so[journelh with you. 17 TT And the Lord spake unto Moes, saying,

IS Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come "n to the land whither I bring you,

19 Then it shall be, that, when ye eat of the bread of the land, ye shall offer

ip a heave-offering unto the Lord.

20 Vc shall offer up a cake of the first of your dough^/or a heave-offering: as >ie do the heave-offering of the threshing-floor, so shall ye heave it.

21 Of the first of your dough ye shall :ive unto the Lord a heave-offering in ,our generations.

22 IT And if ye have erred.and notobierved all these commandments,which he Lord hath spoken unto Moses,

23 Even all that the Lord hath comnanded you by the hand of Moses, Vom the day that the Lord commanded Moses, and henceforward among

■our generations;

21 Then it shall be if aught be comnitted by ignorance without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the jition shall offer one young bullock for a burnt-ollaing, for a sweet savour unto the Lord, with his meatoffering, and his drink-offering, according to Ihe manner.aud one kidof the goats for a sin-offering.

25 And the priest shall make an atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel, ami it shall be forgiven them; for it is ignorance: and they shall bring their offering, a sacrifice made by fire unto the Lord, and their sin-offering before the Lord, for their ignorance:

26 And it shall be forgiven all the congreg-ation of the children of Israel, and the stranger that sojourneth among them; seeing all the people were in ignorance.

27 IT And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a she-goat of the first year for a sin-offering.

28 And the priest shall make an atonement for the soul that siuneth ignorant ly, when he siuneth by ignorance before the Lord to make an atonement; for him; and it shall be forgiven

29 Ye shall have one law for him that sinneth through ignorance, both for him that is born among the children

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