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23 And Balak brought Balaam unto the top of Peor, tliat Jookelli toward Jeshimon.

29 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.

30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and oirered a bullock and a-rain on every altar.

CHAP. XXIV.

AND when Balaam saw that ii pleased the Loao to bless Israel, he went not, as at other times, to seek for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.

2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding in his toils according to their tribes; and the Spirit of God came upon him.

3 And he took up his parable, and aaid,B.ilaam the son of Beorhalh said, and the man whose eyes arc open hath said;

4 He hath said, which heard tinwords of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:

5 How goodly are thy tents,O Jacob! and thy tabernacles, O Israel!

6 As the valhes are (hey spread forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign-aloes which the I.Oho hath planted, and as cedar-trees besicVu the waters.

7 He shall pour the wafer out of his buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters, and his king shall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted.

8 God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were Uie strength of a unicorn; he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall' break their bones, and pierce them through with iiis arrows.

9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and a.s a great liom: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.

10 IT And Balak's anger was kindled against Balaam, ami he smote his hands together: and Balak said unto Balaam, 1 called thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast altogether blessed them these three limes.

11 TJierefcre now flee L'iou to thy

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place: I thought to promote thee unto great honour; but, io, the Lord hath kept thee back from honour.

12 And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I not also to thy messengers which thou sen test unto me, saying,

13 If Balak. would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment of the Loao, to do either good or bad of mine own mind; but what the Loud saith, that will 1 speak?

1-t And now, behold, I go unto my people; come therefore,mid 1 will advertise thee what this people shall da to thy people in the latter days. 15 TT And he took up hi3 parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hatJi said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:

Hi He hath said, which heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of I he Most High, whicA saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:

17 1 shall see him, but not now: I shrill behold ')im, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smile the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Shetli.

IS And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies : and Israel shall do v.diantly.

19 Out of Jacob shall come he lhat shall have dominion, and shall destroy him that remameth of the city.

20 And when he looked on .Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Ainalek was the first of the nations; but his latter end shall be that he perish forever.

21 And he looked on 'he Kenites,and took up his parable,aud said, Strong is ihy dwelling-place, and thou pultest thy nest in a rock.

22 Nevertheless, the Kenite shall be wasted, until Asshur shall cany thee away captive.

23 And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God doeth this!

24 And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur, and shall alTlict Eber, and he also shall perish forever.

25 And Bidaani rose up, and went and returned to his place: and Balak al-f D went his wav.

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CHAP. XXV. A ND Israel abode in Shittim, and ii the people began to commit vhoredoin with the daughters of tfoab.

2 And they called the people untc Ihe sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods.

3 And Israel joined himself untoBaal neor: and the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel.

4 And the Lord said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the Lord against the sun, that Uie fierce anger of the Lord may be turned away from Israel.

5 And Moses said unto the judges of| Israel, Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baal-peor.

6 TT And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in tl.~. eight of Moses, and iu the sight of all the congregation of the children of Is-' rael, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congre gation.

7 And when Phinchas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, .saw U, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his

8 And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel.

9 And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.

10 IT And the Lord spake unto Mo ses, saying,

11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my eakeamongthem, thatl consumed not die children of Israel in my jealousy.

12 Wherefore say,Belj<>ld,"l ■*""=■ "»!<-> him my covenant of peace:

13 And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God,and made an atonement for the children of Israel.

14 Now the name of the Israelite that was slain, even that was slain with the lUidianitish woman, was Zimri, the

NUMBERS. Cozbi slain.

son of Salu, a prince of a chief house among the Simeonites.

15 And the name of the Midianitish , woman that was slain was Cozbi, the

daughter of Zur; he was head over a people/mtf of a chief house in Midian.

16 IT And the Lord spake untoMoses,

17 Vex the Midianites, and smite them:

18 For they vex you with their wiles, wherewith they have beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and m the matter | of Cozbi, the daughter of a prince, of 'Midian, their sister, which was slam

the day of the plague for Peor'a

CHAP. XXVI.

ANDit came to pass after the plague, that the Lord spake unto Moses [and unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, saying,

2 Take the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, from

twenty yearsold and upward,throughout their father's house, all that are able to go to war in Israel.

3 And Moses and Eleazar the priest spake with them in the plains of Moab '->v Jordan near Jericho, saying,

4 Take the mm of the people', from ;wentv years old and upward; as the Lord commaudedMoses mid the children of Israel, which went forth out

of the land of Egypt.

5 IT Reuben, the eldest son of Israel: the children of Reuben; Hanoch, of

'.whom comelh the family of theHano chites; ofPallu, the family of the Pal'luites.

6 OfHezron, the family oflheHez-onites; of Carmi, the family of the Carmites.

7 These are the families ofthe Reubenites: and they that were numbered of them were forty and three thousand and seven hundred and thirty.

8 And the sons ofPallu; Eiiab. I 9 And the sons of Eliab; Nemuel, I and Dathan, and Abiram. This is thai

Dathan and Abiram, which were famous in the congregation, who strove againstMoses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, when they strove against the Lord:

10 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah,when that company died, what [time the fire devoured two hundred Israt 1 numbered. CHAP.

and fifty mc-o: and Uicy became a sien.

11 Notwithstanding, the children of Koralidiml not.

12 TT The sons of Simeon, after their families: of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelitea: of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites: of Jachin, the family'of the Jachinites:

13 Of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites: of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites.

14 These are the families of the Simeonites, twenty and two thousand and two hundred.

15 TT The children of Gad, after their families: of Zephon, the family of tlifcZephonites: of Hnggi, the family of the Hasrjrites: of Shuni, the family of the Shinnies:

16 Of Ozni,lhe family of theOznites: of Eri, the family of ihe Erilcs:

17 Of Arod, the family of the Arodites: of Areli, the family of the Arelitea.

18 These are the families of the chil dien of Gad, according to those that were numbered of them, forty thousand and five hundred.

19 TT The sons of Judah were Erand Onan; and Er and Onan died in the Jand of Canaan.

20 And the sons of Judah, after their families, were; of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites: of Pharos, the family of the Pharezites: of Zerah, the family of Zarhites:

21 And the sons of Pbarezwere; of liezron, the family of die Hezronites: of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites.

22 These are the families of Judah, according to those that were numbered of them, threescore and sixteen thousand and five hundred.

S3 IT Of the sons of Issachar, after their families: of Tola, the family of the Tolaites: of Pua, the family of the Punites:

24 Of Jashub, the family or the Jashubites: of Shimron, the family of ihe Shimronites.

SSTliese are the families of laaachar, According to tliose that were numbered of them, threescore and four thousand and three hundred.

26 TT Of the eons of Zebulun, after their families: ofSered,the family of the Sardites: of Eton, the family of ,

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the Elonites: of Jahleel, the family of the Jahlcelites.

27 These are the families of the Zebulunites, according to those that were numbered of them, threesco . thousand and five hundred.

28 TT The sons of Joseph, after ?r/*i« familieSjjyere Maiiasseh and Ephnum

29 Of the sons of Manasseb : of Machir, the family of the Machirites; and Machir begat Gilead: of G ilea J come tlie family of the Gileadites.

30 These are the sons of Gilead: of Jeezer, the family of the Jeezerites: of Helek, the family of the Helekitcs:

31 And of Asriel, the family of the Asriebtes: and of Shechem, the family of the Shechemiles:

32 And <>/"Shemida the family of tli€ Shemidaites: and of Hepber.tbe fan? ily of the Hephevites.

S3 IT And Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughter, and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad lucre iUahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Miicah, and Tirzah.

34 These are the families of Maiiasseh, and those that, were numbered of thein, fifty and two thousand and seven hundred.

35 These arc the sons of Ephraim, after their families: ofSluith'dah, the family of tlie Shuthalhites: of Becher. the family of the Bachrites; of Tahan, the family of the Tahanitcs.

36 And these are the sons of Slmlhelah: of Eran, tlie family of the Eranites.

37 These are the families of the sons of Ephraim, according to those that were numbered of them, thirty and two thousand and five hundred.These are the sons of Joseph after their fam

38 IT The sons of Benjamin after their families: ofBela, the family of the Belaites: of Ashbel, the family oi the Ashbelites: of Alii ram, tlie fam ilv of the Ahiramites.

39 Or Shuphain, the family of tht Shuphamites: of Hupham, the family of the Huphamites.

40 And the sons of Bela were Aro and Naaman : of Ard, the family of the Ardiles: and of Naaman, tb* family of the Naamites.

41 These are the sons of Benjamin, after their families: and they ths', were numbered of them tee/---? forty

Israel numbered. and five thousand and six nundred.

4-2 IF These are the sons of Dan after| their families: of Shuham, the family of the Shuhamites. These are the families of Dan after their families.

40 All the families of the Shuhamites,according to those that were numbered of them, wei-e threescore and four thousand and four hundred.

44 IT Of the children of Asher aftei their families: of Jimna,the family of the Jimnites: of Jesui, the family the Jesuites: of Beriah, the family of the Beriiies.

45 Of the sons of Beriah: of Hebcr, the family of the lleberiles: of Mai cliieJ, the family of the Malchielites.

46 And die name of the daughter of Asher Vjos Sarah.

47 These are the families of the sons of Asher, accordingto those that numbered of thein.Wio were lifty and three thousand and four hundred.

48 TT Of the sons of NaphtaJi, aftei their families: of Jahzeel, the family of the Jahzeelites: ofGuui, the fami !y of the Gunites:

49 Of Jezer, the family of the Jezer ites: of Shillem, the family of the Shiilemites.

60 These are the families ofNaphtal according to their families: and they that were numbered of them were forty and five thousand and four hundred.

51 These were the numbered of the children of I.srael, six hundred thou 6and and a thousand seven hundred and thirty.

52 IT And the Lord spake uiito Moses,

53 Unto these the land shall be di vided for an inheritance according to the number of names.

64 To many thou shalt give the more inheritance, and to few thoushaltgivp, the less inheritance : to every one shall his inheritance be given according to[ those that were numbered of h '65 Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.

66 According to the lot shall the possession thereof to be divided between many and few.

67 TT And these are they that were numbered of the Levites after their famines : of Gcrshon, the family of the Gershonites: of Kohalh, the family of I

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the Kohatmtes: of Merari, the 1km .ly of the Mcrarites.

58 These are the familiesof the Lc ites: the family of the Libnites, the

family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites.the family of the Korathites. And Koliath begat Am ram.

59 And the name of Amram's wife oas Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, vhom her mother bare to Levi in Egypt: and elie bare unto A in ram, Aaron and Moses, and Miriam their lister.

60 And unto Aaron was born Nadab, md Abilm, Eleazar, and Uhamar. (51 And Nadab and Abilm died, vhen they offered strange fire before the Lord.

62 And those that were numoered o." hem were twenty and three thousand, ill males, from a month old and upward: for they were not numbered among the children of Israel, because

vas no inheritance given them among the children of Israel.

63 ff'These are they that were num. bered by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who numbered the children of Israel in the plains of Moabby Jordan near Jericho.

61 But among these there was aot a man of them whom Moses and Aaron the priest numbered, when they numbered the children cf Israel in the wilderness of Sinai.

65 For the Lore had said of them, They shall surely die in the wilderness. And there was not left a man of them,save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.

CHAP. XXVII. nn HEN came the daughters of ZeX lopbehadjthe son of Hepher,the son of Gileiul, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseb, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph: and these are the names of his daughters; Malilah, Noah, and Hoglah/and Mdcah, and Tirzah.

2 And they stood before Moses, and before Elea?ar the priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,

3 Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in the company of them that gathered themselves togeth cragainst the Lord in the company of

The .hath of CHAP. Korah; but died in his own sin, and had no sons.

4 Why should the name of our fath be done away from among his family,; because he hath no son? Give unto U3 therefore a possession among brethren of our father.

5 And Moses brought their cause fore the Lord.

6 TT And the Lord spake unto Moses, |

7The daughtersofZelophehadspeak right: thou shalt surely give them a

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their father's brethren ; and thou shaft cause the inheritance of their father to pass unlo them. 8 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter. Q And if he have no daughter, then ve shall give his inheritance unto his brethren.

10 And if he have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto his father's brethren. I

11 And if Ins father have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unlo his kinsman that is next to him of his family, and he shall possess it: and it Bhall be unto the children of Israel a statute of.judgment; as the Lord commanded Muses.

12 Y And the Loud said unto Moses, Get thee up into this mount Aba rim, and see the land which I have given unto the children of Israel.

13 And when thou hast seen it, thou also shalt be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother was gathered.

14 For ye rebelled against my commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the water before their eyes: that is the water of Meribah in Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin.

15 IT And Moses spake unlo the Loud, Baying,

16 Let the LoRD.theGod of the spirits] ofall flesh, set a man over the congregation,

17 Which may go out before them, and which may go in before tbem, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in ; that the gaiion of the Lord be not as sheep] which have no shepherd.

13 IT And the Lonn said unto Moses,

XXVIII. Moses foretold.

Take thee Joshua the sou of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thy hand upon him;

19 And set liim before Eleazar the priest, and before all the congregation; and give him a charge in their sight

20 And thou shalt put some of thine honour upoa him, thai all the congregation of ihe children of Israel may be obedient.

1 And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, who shall ask counsel for him, after the judgment of Urim before the Lord: at his word shall they go out,and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel vith him, even all the congregation.

22 And Moses did as the Loan com nandedhim: and he look Joshua,and set him before Eleazar the priest, and ielbre all the congregation:

23 And he laid his hands upon him, .ud gave him a charge, as the Loju> omuiauded by the hand of Moses.

CHAr. XXVill.

A ND the Lord spake unto Moses, rl saying,

2 Command the children of Israel, md say unto them, My offering, and my bread for my sacrifices made by fire, for a sweet savour unto me, shall

e observe to offer unto me in their

3 TT And thou shalt say unto them, This is the o He ring made by lire which ye shall oiler unto the Lord: two lambs of the first year without spot, day by day, for a continual burnt-offering.

4 The one lamb shalt thou offer in he morning, and the other lamb shalt

thou oiler at even;

And a tenth part of an ephah of flour for a meat-offering, mingled with the fourth part of a bin of beaten oil.

ti It is a continual burnt-olTeringj which was ordained in mount Sinai for a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire unto the Lord.

7 And the drink-offering thereof shall be the fourth pari ofa bin for the one !amb: in the holy place shalt thou cause the strong wine to be poured unto the Lord for a drink-offering.

5 And the other lamb shalt thou offer at even: as the meat-offering of the morning, and as the drink-offering Uiereof, thou shalt offer u, a sacrifice

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