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tell thee. And he went to done unto me? I took thee an high place.

to curse mine enemies, and 4 And God met Balaam : behold, thou hast blessed them and he said unto him, I have altogether. prepared seven altars, and I 12 And he answered and have offered upon every altar iaid, Must I not take heed a bullock and a ram.

to speak that which the Lord 5 And the LORD put a hath put in my mouth? i word in Balaam's mouth, 13 And Balak said unto and said, Return unto Balak, him, Come, I pray thee, and thus thou shalt speak. with me unto another place,

6 And he returned unto from whence thou mayest see him, and lo, he stood by his them: thou shalt see but the burnt-facrifice, he, and all utmost part of them, and the princes of Moab.

shalt not see them all : and 7 q And he took up his curse me them from thence. parable, and said, Balak the 14 And he brought him king of Moab hath brought into the field of Zophim, to me from Aram, out of the the top of Pisgah, and built mountains of the east, saying, seven altars, and offered a Come, curse me Jacob, and bullock and a ram on every come, defy Ifrael.

altar. 8 How shall I curse, whom 15 And he said unto Balak, God hath not cursed ? or Stand here by thy burnthow shall I defy, whom the offering, while I meet the Lord hath not defied ? LORD yonder.

9 For from the top of the 16 And the Lord met rocks I see him, and from Balaam, and put a word in the hills I behold him: lo, his mouth, and said, Go the people shall dwell alone, again unto Balak, and say and shall not be reckoned thus. among the nations.

17 And when he came to 10 Who can count the him, behold, he stood by his dust of Jacob, and the num-burnt-offering, and the prinber of the fourth part of ces of Moab with him. And Israel ? Let me die the death Balak said unto him, What of the righteous, and let my hath the Lord spoken? Jaft end be like his !

18 g And he took up his II And Balak faid unto parable, and said, Rise up, Balaam, What haft thou Balak,' and hear's hearken

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the Lord speaketh, that I 19 God is not a man, must do ? that he should lie; neither 27 And Balak said unto the son of man, that he should Balaam, Come, I pray thee, I repent : hath he said, and will bring thee unto another shall he not do it? or hath place : peradventure it will he spoken, and shall he not please God, that thou mayest make it goed?

curse me them from thence. 20 Behold, I have receiv 28 g And Balak brought ed commandment to bless; and Balaam unto the top of Peor, he hath blessed: and I can that looketh toward Jefhinot reverse it. 21. He hath not beheld

29 And Balaam said unto iniquity in Jacob, neither Balak, Build me here feven hath he seen perverseness in altars, and prepare me here Israel : the Lord his God is feven bullocks, and seven with him, and the shout of rams. a king is among thein. 30 And Balak did as Ba

22 God brought them outlaam had said, and offered a of Egypt; he hath as it were bullock and a ram on every the strength of an unicorn. altar.

23 Surely there is no inchantment against Jacob, nei

CHAP. XXIV. ther is there any divination against Israel: according to ND when Balaam faw this time it shall be said of that it pleased the Jacob and of Ifrael, What Lord to bless Ifrael, he hath God wrought ? went not as at other times,

24 Behold, the people shall to seek for inchantments, but rise up as a great lion, and he fet his face toward the lift up himself as a young wilderness. lion: he shall not lie down 2 And Balaam lift up his until he eat of the prey, and eyes, and he faw Israel abiddrink the blood of the sain. ing in his tents according to

25 And Balak said unto their tribes; and the Spirit Balaam, Neither curse them of God came upon him. at all, nor bless them at all. 3 And he took

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the man whose eyes are open and Balak said unto Balaam, hath said:

I called thee to curse mine 4 He hath said, which enemies, and behold, thou, heard the words of God, haft altogether blessed them which saw the vision of these three times. the Almighty, falling into a II Therefore now filee trance, but having his eyes thou to thy place : I thought open.

to promote thee unto great 5 How goodly are thy honour, but lo, the Lord tents, O Jacob, and thy ta- hath kept thee back from bernacles, o Ifrael!

honour. 6 As the vallies are they 12 And Balaam said unto spread forth, as gardens by Balak, Spake I not also to the river's side, as the trees thy messengers which thou of lign-aloes which the Lord feritest unto me, saying, hath planted, and as cedar 13 If Balak would give trees beside the waters. me his house full of silver

7 He shall pour the water and gold, I cannot go beout of his buckets, and his yond the commandment of seed shall be in many waters, the Lord, to do either good and his king shall be higher or bad of mine own mind; than Agag, and his kingdom but what the Lord faith, shall be exalted.

that will I speak ? 8 God brought him forth 14 And now, behold, I out of Egypt, he hath as it go unto my people; come were the strength of an uni- therefore, and I will advercorn: he shall eat up the tise thee what this people nations his enemies, and thall do to thy people in the shall break their bones, and latter days. pierce them through with ar 15 And he took up his rows.

parable, and said, Balaam the 9 He couched, he lay down son of Beor hath faid, and as a lion, and as a great lion: the man whose eyes are open, who shall ftir him up? Blessed hath said: is he that blesseth thee, and 16 He hath faid, which cursed is he that curseth heard the words of God, thee.

and knew the knowledge of 10 And Balak's anger was the Most High, which faw kindled against Balaam, and the vision of the Almighty, he smote his hands together: falling into a a trance,

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having his eyes open: that he perish for ever.

17 I shall see him, but 21 And he looked on the not now; I shall behold him, Kenites; and took up his but not righ: there shall parable, and said, Strong is come a Star out of Jacob, thy dwelling-place, and thou and a Sceptre shall rise out putteft thy neft in a rock. of Israel, and shall smite the 22 Nevertheless, the Kecorners of Moab, and destroy nite shall be wasted until all the children of Sheth.

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away 18 And Edom shall be a captive. possession, Seir also shall be

23 And he took up his a poffession for his enemies, parable, and said, Alas, who and Israel shall do valiantly. Thall live when God doeth

19 Out of Jacob shall this ! come he that shall have do 24. And ships shall come minion, and shall destroy from the coast of Chittim, him that remaineth of the and shall afflict Asshur, and city.

shall amiet Eber, and he also 20 And when he looked shall perish for ever. on Amalck, he took up his 25 And Balaam rose up, parable, and said, Amalek and went and returned to his was the first of the nations, place; and Balak also went but his latter end small be | his way.

From the Book of DEUTERONOMY.

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choose to place his name there. CHAP. XVI.

3 Thou shalt eat no leaBserve the month of vened bread with it: seven

Abib, and keep the days shalt thou eat unleavenpass-over unto the Lord thyed bread therewith, even the God: for in the month of bread of affliction ; for thou Abib the Lord thy God camest forth out of the land brought thee forth out of of Egypt in haste: that thou Egypt by night.

mayest remember the day 2 Thou shalt therefore when thou camest forth out facrifice the pass-over unto of the land of Egypt all the the Lord thy God, of the days of thy life. flock and the herd, in the 4 And there shall be no place which the Lord shall leavened bread seen with thee


in all thy coasts seven days : thine hand, which thou shalt neither shall there any thing give unto the LORD thy God of the flesh which thou fa- according as the Lord thy crificedst the first day at even God hath blessed thee. remain all night until the I1 And thou shalt rejoice morning.

before the Lord thy God, 5 Thou mayest not facri- thou, and thy son, and thy fice the pass-over within any daughter, and thy man-ferof thy gates which the Lord vant, and thy maid-servant, thy God giveth thee: and the Levite that is within

6 But at the place which thy gates, and the stranger, the Lord thy God shall choose and the fatherless, and the to place his name in, there widow, that are among you, thou shalt sacrifice the pass-, in the place which the Lord over at even, at the going thy God hath chosen to place down of the sun, at the sea- his name there. son that thou camest forth 12 And thou shalt rememout of Egypt.

ber that thou wast a bond7 And thou shalt roast, man in Egypt: and thou and eat it in the place which shalt observe and do thele the Lord thy God shall statutes. choose : and thou shalt turn 13 I Thou shalt observe in the morning, and go unto the feast of tabernacles seven thy tents.

days, after that thou hast 8 Six days thou shalt eat gathered in thy corn and thy unleavened bread : and on wine. the seventh day shall be a so 14 And thou shalt rejoice lemn assembly to the Lord in thy feast, thou, and thy thy God; thou shalt do nofon, and thy daughter, and work therein.

thy man-fervant, and thy 9 Seven weeks fhalt maid-Servant, and the Levite, thou number unto thee : be- the stranger, and the fathergin to number the seven less, and the widow, that are weeks from such time as thou within thy gates. beginneft to put the fickle to 15 Seven days shalt thou the corn.

keep a solemn feast unto the 1o And thou shalt keep Lord thy God in the place the feast of weeks unto the which the Lord shall choose: Lord thy God with a tribute because the Lord thy God of a free-will offering of Inall bless thee in all thine in


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