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Moses s-miteth NUM nnd on the seventh day: and on the seventh day he sliatl purify himself, and wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water,aud shall be clean at even.

20 But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul 6hall be cut oil" from among the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the Lord: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him ; he is unclean.

21 And it shall be a perpetual statute unto them, that he that sprinklelu the water of separation shall wash his clothes ; and he that toucheth the water of separation shall be unclean until even.

22 And whatsoever the unclean person toucheth shall be unclean ; and the eoiil that toucheth it 6hall be unclean until even.

CHAP. XX.

THEN came the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Kadeeh ; and Miriam died there, and was buried there.

2 And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

3 And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying,"\Vould God that we had died when our brethren died before the Lord I

4 And why have ye brought up the congregation of the Lord into this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there?

o And wherefore have ye made us come up out of Egypt, to bring us unto this evil place ? It -is no place of seed, or of figs, orof vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water j to drink.

6 And Moses and Aaron went from t he presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell upon their faces , and the glory of the Lord appeared unto them.

7 TT And the Lord spake unto M< saying,

8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and Aar thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes: and it shall give forth bra water, and thou shall

the Rock.

bring forth to (hern walcr out of the
rock : so thou shalt give the congrega
tion and their beasts drink.
9And Moses took the rod from before
the Loud, as he commanded him.

10 And Moses and Aaron gathered he congregation together before the ock, and he said unto them, Hear low, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?

11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and nth his rod he smote the rock twice:

and the water came out abundantly, id the congregation drank, and their beasts also.

12 TT And the Lord spake unto Mo ses andAaron,Because ye believed me

iot, to sanctify me in the eyes of the hildren of Israel, therefore ye 6hall not bring this congregation into the "and which 1 have given them.

13 This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove with he Lord, and he was sanctified in

them.

1-lUAnd Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edorn, Thus aith thy brother Israel, Thou knoweet II the travail that hath befallen us: 16 How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a 'jngtime; and the Egyptians vexed s, and our fathers:

16 And when we cried unto the Lord, lie beard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadeeh, a city in the uttermost of thy border .

17 Let us pass, 1 pray thee, through thy country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go"by the king's

|/ii£7i-way, we will not turn to the right band nor to the left, until we have passed ihy borders.

18 And Edom 6aid unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest 1 come out against thee with a sword.

19 And the children of Israel said unto him. We will go by the highway : and if I and my cattle drink'of thy water, then 1 will pay for it: I will only, without doing any thin& else, go through on my feet.

20 And he said, Thou shalt not go through. And Edom carneout ngainsl him with much people and with u strong hand.

The bruscn CHAP 91 Thus Edom refusect to give Israeli passage through bis border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.

22 And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, journeyed from Kadesb, and came unto mount Hor.

23 And the Lord spake unto Moses and A iron in mount Hor, by rue coast of the land of Edom, saying,

■24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto tlie children of Israel, because ye rebelled Against my word at the water of Menbah.

'25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son,) ind bring them up unto mount Hor;

26 And~strip Aaron of his garments, •ind put them upon Eleazar his son: Mid Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there.

27 And Muses did as the Loud commanded: and they went up into mount I lor in the sight of all the congregation.

28 And Moses stripped Aaron of bis garments,and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there in the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount

■29 And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the (jouse of Israel.

CHAP. XXI.

A ND tcheu king Aiad, the CanaanA. He, which dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of the spies; then he fought againt Israel, and took some of them prisoners.

2 And Israel vowed a vow unto the Lord, and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities.

3 And the Lord hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Cauaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: and he called i he name of the place Honnah.

4 And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red Sea, to compass the land of Edom; and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way.

5 And the people spake against God and against Moses, Wherefore have y< brought us up out of Egypt to die ir U;e -vildentes-i? for (here is no bread,

XXL serpent apvoiaiecL

neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this lignt bread.

6 And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the peo ■ pL; and much people of Israel died.

7 TT Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned,for

have spoken against the Lord, and against thee; pray unto the Lord, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people. S And the Loud said untoMosesJ Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it" upon a pole; and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he iooketh upon it, shall live.

9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.

10 TT And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in Obolh.

11 And they journeyed from Oboth, and pitched at Ijc-abarim, in the wil

ness which is before Moab, toward the sun-rising.

12 From thence they removed, and pitched in the valley of Zared.

13 From thence they removed, and pitched on the other side of Anion,

lich is in '.he wilderness tliatcomelh . t of the coasts of the Amorites: for Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Amorites.

14 Wherefore it is said in the book of he wars of the LonD, What he did u the Red Sea, and in the brooks of rVrnon,

15 And at the stream of the brooks t hatgoeih down to the dwelling of Ar, and lieth upon the border of Moab.

16 And from thence thei/ wem toEeen that is, the well whereof the Lord spake unto Moses, Gather the people together, and I will give them water.

17 IT Then Israel samg this song, Spring up, O well: sing ye unto it:

IS The princes digged the well, the tobies of the people digged it, by the lirection nj' the lawgiver, with their staves. And from the wddernesst/itf^ Ivcju to Mattanah:

19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel.and from Nahaliel to Bamoth:

20 And from Bamoth in the valley that is in the country of Moab, to the top of Pisgali, which lookcth toward Jeshimon.

fthon and Og overcome NUMBERS. Balak and Balaam.

TT Ami Israel sent messengers unto |and his 3and; and thou slialt do to him
as thou didst unto Sihon, king of the
Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.
35 So they smote him, and his eons,
and all his people, until there
left hit

t^ihon king of the Amorites, saying, 23 Let nie pass through thy land: wi will not turn into the fields, or into tin vineyards; we will not drink of 'he waters of the well: bia we w'ill go along by the king's /agh-wny, until we be past thy borders.

23 And Sihon would not suffer Israel to pass through his border: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and went out against Israel iiuo the wil derness: and he came to Junaz, and fought against Israel.

24 And Israel smote him with the edge of the sword, and possessed lus land from Anion untoJabbok,even unto the children of Amnion: for the border of the children of Amnion it'as strong.

25 And Israel took all these cities: and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the villages thereof.

26 For Heshbon was the city of Si lion the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of hie hand, even unto Arnon.

•27 Wherefore they that speak in proverbs say, Come into Heshbon, Jet j the city of Sihon be built and prepared:

2S For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, a (lame from the city of lion: it bath consumed Ar of Moab, and the lords of Uie high places of

29 Woe to thee, Moab! thou art done, O people of Chemosh! he hath given his sons that escaped, and his daughters, into captivity unto Sihon, king of the Amorites.

30 We have shot at them: Heshbon is perished even unto Dibon, and we have laid them waste even unto N< phah, which reacheih unto Medeba.

31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites.

32 And Moses sent to spy out Jaazi., and they took the villages thereof, and drove out the Amorites thatitwd there,

33 If And they turned, and went up oy the way of Bashnn: and Og the kingof Batshan went out against them, he, and all his people, to the battle at Kdrei.

34 And the Lord said unto Moses,, Fear him not: for I have delivered!

i alive: and they pos oessed his land.

CHAP. XXII.

AND the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in the plains of Moab, on this side Jordan, hy Jericho.

2 TT And Balak the son of Zipporsaw all thatlsrael had done to the Amorites.

3 And Moab was sore afi-aid of the people, because they were many; and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel.

4 And Muab said unto the elders of Midian, Now shall this company lick up all that are round about us, as the ox Jicketh up the grass of the field. And Balak the sou of Zipporioas king ot the Moabites at that time.

5 He eeut messengers therefore unlo Balaam, the son of Beor, to Pethor, which is by the river of the laud of the children of his people, to call him, say ing, Behold, there is a people come out from Eygpt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide ov»t against me.

"Come now therefore, I pray thee, se me this people; for they arc mo mighty for me; peradventure 1 shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that 1 may drive them out of the land: for I wot that he whom thou blcssest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed.

7 And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with therewards of divination in their hand; and they came unlo Balaam, and spake unto him the words of Balak.

8 And he said unto them, Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word again, as the Lord shall speak unto 'tie. And the princes of Moab abode vith Balaam.

9 And God came unto Balaam, and aid, What men are these with thee?

10 And Balaam said unto God, Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent unto me, saying;

11 Behold, (here is a people come out of Egypt, which covered) the face of the earth: come now, curse me them; peradventure I shall be able to over

aim into thy hand, and all his people,! come them, and drive them out.

Balaam's jowttey o*£IAP. XXII,

12 And God said unto Balaam,TJiou chalt not go with tliem; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.

13 And Balaam rose up in the morning.and said unto the princes of Balak, Get you into your laud; for the Lord refuse th to give me leave to go with

I t And the princes of Moab rose up, and they went unto Balak, and said, Balaam refuseth to come with us.

15 IT And Balak sent yetagain princes, more, and more honourable than they.

16 And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from coming unto me:

17 For 1 will promote thee unto very great honour, and I will do whatsoever thou sayest unto me: come therefore, I pray tliee, curse me this people.

IS And Balaam answered anil said unto the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word j of the Lord my God,to do lessoi

19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry j ye also here this night, that 1 may] know what the Loud will say unto me more.

20 And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him, If the men come to call thee, rise up, and go with them; but yet the word which I shall say unto thee, that shalt thou do.

21 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab.

22 IT And God's anger was kindled because he went; and the angel of the Lord stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass,and his two servants were with him.

23 And die ass saw the angel of th" Lord standing in the way, and his sword drawn m his hand: and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field ; and Balaam smote the ass, to luru her into the way.

24 But the angel of the Lord stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on tliat side.

25 And whenthe ass saw the angel of' the Lord, she thrust herself unto the wall.and crushedBalaum's foot against! the wall; and he smote her again.

2b* And the angel of the Lord went further, end stood in a narrow place

Co Balak, either to

where ivas no way to turn i
the right hand or to the left.

27 And when the ass saw the angel of the Lord, she fell down und^- Balaam: and Balaam'9 anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a etalT.

28 And the Lord opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times?

29 And Balaam said unto the ass,Because thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in my hand, i'or now would I kill thee.

30 And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since/teas thine unto Una day? was I ever wont to do so unto ll)2e? And he said, Nay.

31 Then the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the way, ami hia sword drawn ui his hand: and he bowed down his h^ad, and fell fiat on his face.

32 And the angel of the Lord said nto him, Wherefore hast thou smiten thine ass these three times? behold,! went out to withstand thee.be

ause t/iy way is perverse before me.

33 And the ass saw me, and turned from me these three times: unless she had turned from me, surely now also 1 had slain thee, and saved her alive.

34 And Balaam said unto the angel of the Lord, I have sinned; for I

.v not that thou stoodest in the way nst me: now therefore, if it displease thee, I will get me back again.

35 And the angel of the Lord said into Balaam, Go with the men: but >nly the word that I shall speak unto bee, that thou shalt speak. So Baaam went with the princes of Balak.

36 IT And when Balak heard that Balaam was come, he went out to meet him unto a city of Moab, which is in the border of Anion, which is in the utmost coast.

37 And Balak said unto Balaam, Did I not earnestly send unto thee to call thee? wherefore earnest thou not unto me? am 1 not able indeed to promote thee to honour?

38 And Balaam said unto Balak, Lo, I am come unto thee: have I now any power at all to say any thing? the word that God putteth in my mouth, that shall I speak.

Eatak's irtc; {fices. 3P- And Balaam went with Balak, and I ijicy came unto Kirjath-huzoth.

40 And Balak ofl'ered oxen and sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the princes that were with him.

41 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of Baal, that thence he might see the utmost part of the people.

CHAP. XXIII.

AND Balaam said unto Balak,Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams.

2 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bullock and a rajn.

3 And'Balaam said untoBalak.Stand by thy burnt-offering, and 1 will go; peradventure the Lord will come tol meet me; anil whatsoever he showelh me I will tell thee. And he went to a high place.

4 And God met Balaam: and he said unto him, 1 have prepared seven altars, and I have offered upon ever>, altar a bullock and a ram.

5 And the Lord put a word in Balaam's mouth, and said, Return unto| Balak, and thus thou shall speak.

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

7 IT And he took up his parable, ajid said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of (he mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob; ar.d come, defy Israel.

8 How shall 1 curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy ,H>Ao>;i the Loao hath not defied?

9 For from the top of the rocks l| see him, and from the hills I beh him: lo, the people shall dwell ale and shall not be reckoned among the nations.

10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? let me die the death of the] righteous, and let my last end be lik his I

11 And Balak said untoBalaam,Wbat hast thou done unto me? 1 took thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast blessed them altogether.

12 And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the Lord hath put in 1113' moulh?

13 And Balak said unto him, Come, I

NUMBERS Balaam's Para&&.

pray thee, with me unto another place, from whence thou may est see them* thou shalt see but the utmost part of hem, and shalt not see them all: and urse me them from thence.

14 TT And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar.

15 And he said unto Balak, Stand ^ere by thy burnt-offering, while 1

meet the LORD yonder.

16 And (he Lord met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Go aeain unto Bahk, and say (bus.

17 And when he came to him, behold be stood by his bumi-offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said unlo him, What hath the Lord spoken?

IS And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up. Balak, and bear; hearken unto me, thou sou of Zippor:

19 God us not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

20 Behold, I nave received commandmcnt to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.

•21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hatbhe seen perverseness in Israel: the Lord his God is with id the shout of a king is among

22 God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of a unicorn.

23 Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to ibis time it whall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God wrought!

24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion; he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink die blood of the slain.

25 TT And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all.

26 But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, Told I not thee, saying, All that the Loud speaketh, that I must do?

27 IT And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee unlo another place; peradventure it

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