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Balaam's prarable. 143. his ass, and his two servants were with || I not earnestly send unto thee tocall thee? him.

wherefore camest thou not unto me? am 23 And the ass saw the angel of the I not able indeed to promote thee to LORD standing in the way, and his sword honour? drawn in his hand : and the ass turned 38 And Balaam said unto Balak, Lo, aside out of the way, and went into the I am come unto thee: have I now any field : and Balaam smote the ass, to turn power at all to say anything? the word her into the way.

that God putteth in my mouth, that shall 24 But the angel of the LORD stood in I speak. a path of the vineyards, a wall being on 39 Aud Balaam went with Balak, and this side, and a wall on that side.

they came unto Kirjath-izoth. 35 Aird when the ass saw the angel of 40 And Balak offered oxen and sheep, the LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall, and sent to Balaam, and to the princes and crushed Balaam's foot against the that were with him. Fall: and he smote her again.

41 And it came to pass on the morrow, 26 And the angel of the LORD went that Balak tock Halaam, and brought further, and stood in a narrow place, him up into the high places of Baal, that where wils no way to turn either to the thence he might see the utmost part of right hand or to the left.

the people. 27 And when the ass saw the angel of

CHİP. XXIII. the LORD, she fell down under Balium: | 1, 13, 28 Balık's sacrifice. 7, 18 Baand Balaam's anger was kindled, and he

laun's fiaruble. sunote the ass with a staff. 28 And the Lord opened the marth AND Balaam said unto Balak, Build

roe here seren altars, and prepare of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, me here seven oxen and seven rams. What have I done unto thee, that thou 2 And Balak didas Balaam had spoken; hast smitten me these three times? and Balak and Bulaam offered on every

29 And Balaam said unto the ass, Be-altar a bullock and a ram. cause thou hast mocked me: I would 3 And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand there were a sword in mine hand, for now by thy burnt-offering, and I will go: perwould I kill thee.

adventure the LORD will come to meet 30 And the ass said unto Balaam, Am me: and whatscever he sheweth me I will not I thine ass, upon which thou hast tell thee. And he went to an high place. ridden ever since I was thine unto this 4 And God met Balaam: and he said day? Was I ever wont to do so unto thee? unto him, I have prepared seven altars, And he said, Nay.

and I have offered upon every altar a bul31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of lock and a ram. Balaam, and he saw the angel of the Lord 5 And the Lord put a word in Bastanding in the way, and his sword drawn laam's mouth, and said, Return unto Bain his hand : and he bowed down his lak, and thus thou shalt sperk. head, and fell flat on his face.

6 And he returned unto him, and lo, 32 And the angel of the LORD said un- he stood by his burnt-sacrifice, he, and to him, wherefore hast thou smitten thine all the princes of Moal). ass these three times? Behold, I went out 7 And he took up his parable, and to withstand thee, because thy way is per- said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought verse before me:

me from Aram, out of the mountains of 33 And the ass saw me, and turned | the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, from me these three times : unless she had and come, dcfy Israel. turned from me, surely now also I had 8 How shall I curse, whom God hath slain thee, and saved her alive.

not cursed ? or how shall I defy, whom 34 And Balaam said unto the angel of the LORD hath not defied ? the LORD, I have sinned ; for I knew not 9 For from the top of the rocks I see that thou stoodest in the way against me: him, and from the lills I behold him: lo, now therefore, if it displease thee, I will the people shall dwell alone', and shall not get me back again.

be reckoned among the nations. 35 And the angel of the LORD said un- 10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, to Balaam, Go with the men : but cnly and the number of the fourth part of Isthe word that I shall speak unto thee, that rael? let me die the death of the rightthou shalt speak : So Balaam went with eous, and let my last end be like his ! the princes of Balak.

11 And Balak said unto Balaam, What 36 And when Balak heard that Ba- hast thou done unto me? I took thee to laam was come, he went out to meet him curse mine enemies, and behold, thou unto a city of Moab, which is in the bor- | hast blessed them altogether. der of Arnon, which is in the utmost 12 And he answered and said, Must I coast.

not take heed to speak that which the 37 { And Balak said unto Balaam, Did LORD hath put in my mouth?




144 Balaam's parable :

NUMBERS. Hcprophcsieth Israci's happiness. 13 And Balak said unto him, Come, and offered a bullock and a ram on every I pray thee, with me unto another place, altar. from whence thou mayest see them: thou

CHAP. XXIV. shalt see but the utmost part of them, and 1 Balaam prophesieth Israel's happiness, shalt not see them all: and curse me them 15 and of the Star of Jacob. from thence.

ND when Balaam saw that it pleased 14 © And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built noi, as at other times, to seek for enchantseven altars, and offered a bullock and a ments, but he set his face toward the wilram on every altar.

derness. 15 And he said unto Balak, Stand here 2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and by the burnt-ofering, while I meet the he saw Israel abiding in his tents accordLORD yonder.

ing to their tribes, and the spirit of God 16 And the Lord met Balaam, and

came upon him. put a word in his mouth, and said, Go 5 And he took up his parable, and said, again unto Balak, and say thus.

Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and 17 And when he came to him, behold, the man whose eyes are open hath said: he stood by his burnt-offering, and the 4 He hath said, which heard the words princes of Moab with him. And Balak of God, which saw the vision of the Alsaid unto him, What hath the LORD mighty, falling into a trance, but having spoken?

his eyes open: 18 And he took up his parable, and 5 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken and thy tabernacles, (Israel ! unto me, thou son of Zippor:

6 As the valleys are they spread forth, 19 God is not a man, that he should as gardens by the river's side, as the lie ; neither the son of man, that he should trees of lign-aloes which the LORD hath repent: hath he said, and shall he not do planted, and as cedar trees beside the wait? or hath he spoken, ankl shall he not make it good?

7 He shall pour the water out of his 20 Behold, I have received command- | buckets, and his seed shall be in many wainent to bless : and he hath blessed, and ters, and his king shall be higher than I cannot reverse it.

Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted. 21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Ja- 8 God brought him forth out of Egypt; cob, neither hath he seen perverseness in he hath as it were the strength of an uniIsrael: the LORD his God is with him, corn: he shall eat up the nations his eneand the shout of a king is among them. mies, and shall break their bones, and

22 God brought them out of Egypt; pierce them through with his arrows. he hath as it were the strength of an uni- 9 He couched, he lay down as a Jion,

and as a great lion : who shall stir him 23 Surely there is no enchantment a- up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and gainst Jacob, neither is there any divina- cursed is he that curseth thee. tion against Israel: according to this time 10 | And Balak's anger was kindled it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, against Balaam, and he smote his hands What hath God wrougiit!

together: and Balak said unto Balaam, I 24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a called thee to curse mine enemies, and great lion, and lift up himself as a young behold, thou hast altogether blessed them lion: he shall not lie down until he eat these three times. of the prey, and Irink the blood of the 11 Therefore now flee thou to thy slain.

place: I thought to promote thee unto 25 | And Balak said unto Balaam, Nci- great honour ; but to, the Lord hath ther cursethem at all, norbless them at all. kept thee back from honour.

26 But Balaam answered and said unto 12 And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that I net also to thy messengers which thou the Lord speaketh, that I must do? sentest unto me, saying,

27 | And Balak said unto Balaam, 13 If Balak would give me his house Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee unto full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond another place; peradventure it will please the commandment of the Lord, to do Gal that thou mayest curse me them rither good or bad of mine own mind from thence.

but what the Lord saith, that will I speak 28 And Balak brought Balaam unto 14 And now, behold, I go unto my the top of Peor, thuat loketh toward lesi- | people: come therefore, and I will adverimon.

ise thee what this people shall do to thy 29 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build people in the latter days. me here seven altars, and prepare ne 15 And he took up his parable, and here seven bullocks and seven rams. said, Balaam the son of Reor hath said, and 30 And Balak did as Balsam had said, ll the man whose eyes are open hath said:


whoredom and idolatry of Israel. Chap. xxv. xxv1. Zimri and Cozbi slain. 145

16 He hath said, which heard the || he rose up from among the congregation, words of Gol, and knew the knowledge and took a javelin in his hand; of the Most High, cohich saw the vision 8 And he went after the man of Israel of the Almighty, falling into a trance, into the tent, and thrust both of them but having his eyes open :

through, the man of Israel, and the wom17 I shall see him, but not now : I an through her belly : So the plague shall behold him, but not nigh: there was stayed from the children of Israel. shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a 9 And those that died in the plague Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall were twenty and four thousand. smite the corners of Moab, and destroy 101 And the LORD spake unto Moses, all the children of Sheth.

saying, 18 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir 11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the also shall be a possession for his enemies; son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my and Israel shall do valiantly.

wrath away from the children of Israel 19 Out of Jacob shall come he that while he was zealous for my sake among shall have dominion, and shall destroy them) that I consumed not the children of him that remaineth of the city.

Israel in my jealousy. 20 And when he looked on Åmalek, he 12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto took up his parable, and said, Amalek him my covenant of peace : was the first of the nations, but his latter 13 And he shall have it, and his seed end shall be that he perish for ever. after him, even the covenant of an ever

21 And he looked on the Kenites, and lasting priesthood; because he was zealtook up his parable, and said, Strong is ous for his God, and made an atonement thy dwelling-place, and thou puttest thy | for the children of Israel. nest in a rock.

14 Now the name of the Israelite that 22 Nevertheless, the Kenite shall be was slain, even that was slain with the wasted, until Ashur shall carry thee Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son away captive.

of Salu, a prince of a chief house among 25 And he took up his parable, and said, the Simeonites. Alas, who shall live when God doeth this! 15 And the name of the Midianitish

24 And ships shall come from the coast woman that was slain was Cozbi the of Chittim, and shall afflict Ashur, and daughter of Zur; he was head over a shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish people, and of a chief house in Midian. for ever.

16 9 And the Lord spake unto Moses, 25 And Balaam rose up, and went and saying, returned to his place : and Balak also 17 Vex the Midianites, and smite them: went his way.

18 For they vex you with their wiles, CHAP. XXV.

wherewith they have beguiled you in the 1 Israelites whoredom and idolatry. 6 | matter of Peor, and in the matter of CozZimri and Cozbi slain.

bi, the daughter of a prince of Midian people began to commit whoredom the plague for Peor's sake. with the daughters of Moab.

CHAP. XXVI. 2 And they called the people unto the 1 Israel numbered. 52. The inheritance of sacrifices of their gods : and the people

the land divided. did camera anda bo pride do muimtelteiro Falsa- A Nhait fame to passakerunke masses peor : and the anger of the Lord was and unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the kindled against Israel.

priest, saying, 4 And the LORD said unto Moses, 2 Take the sum of all the congregation Take all the heads of the people, and of the children of Israel, from twenty hang them up before the LORD against years old and upward, throughout their the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD || fathers house, all that are able to go to may be turned away from Israel.

war in Israel. 5 And Moses said unto the judges of 3 And Moses and Eleazar the priest Israel, Slay ye every one his men that spake with them in the plains of Moab. were joined unto Baal-peor.

by Jordan near Jericho, saying, 6 And, behold, one of the children of 4 Take the sum of the people, from Israel came and brought unto his brethren twenty years old and upward; as the a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, | LORD commanded Moses and the chiland in the sight of all the congregation of dren of Israel, which went forth out of the the children of Israel, who were weeping land of Egypt. before the door of the tabernacle of the 5 s Reuben the eldest son of Israel: the congregation.

children of Reuben ; Hanoch, of whom 7 And when Phinehas, the son of Ele- cometh the family of the Hanochites : of ázar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, Phallu, the family of the Phalluites ,

A , in the day of

146 The number and


Jumilies of Israel. 6 Of Hezron, the family of the Hez- n according to those that were numbered ronites: of Carmi, the family of the Car- of them, threescore and four thousand mites.

and three hundred. 7 These are the families of the Reu- 26 Of the sons of Zebulun after their Benites : and they that were numbered families: of Sered, the family of the Sarof them were forty and three thousand | dites: of Elon, the family of the Elonites : and seven hundred and thirty.

of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites. 8 And the sons of Phallu; Eliab.

27 These are the families of the Zebu9 And the sons of Eliab; Nemuel, and lunites according to those that were numDathan, and Abiram. This is that Da- bered of them, threescore thousand and than and Abiram, which were famous in tive hundred. the congregation, who strove against Moses 28 The sons of Joseph after their famand against Aaron in the company of Koilies were Manasseh and Ephraim. rah, when they strove against the LORD: 29 Of the sons of Manasseh : of Ma

10 And the earth opened her mouth, chir, the family of the Machirites : and and swallowed them up together with Machir begat Gilead : of Gilead come the Korah, when that company died, what family of the Gileadites. time the fire devoured two hundred and 30 These are the sons of Gilead: of fifty men : and they became a sign. Jeczer, the family of the Jeczerites : of

ii Notwithstanding the children of Ko- Helek, the family of the Helekites : rah died not.

31 And of Asriel, the family of the As12 The sons of Simeon after their fam- rielites: and of Shechem, the family of ilies : of Nemuel, the family of the the Shechemites : Nemuelites : of Jamin the family of the 32 And of Shemida, the family of the Jaminites : of Jachin, the family of the Shemidaites: and of Hepher, the family Jachinites:

of the Hephicrites. 13 Of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites: 33 And Zelophehad the son of Hepher of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites. had no sons, but daughters : and the

14 These are the families of the Sime- names of the daughters of Zelophehad onites, twenty and two thousand and two were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milhundred.

cah, and Tirzah. 15 | The children of Gad after their 34 These are the families of Manasseli, families : of Zephon, the family of the and those that were numbered of them, Zephonites: of Haggai, the family of the fifty and two thousand and seven hundred. Haggites : of Shuni, the family of the 35 These are the sons of Ephraim after Shunites :

their families : of Shuthelalı, the family 16 Of Ozni, the family of the Oznites: of the Shuthalhites : of Becher, the famof Eri, the family of the Erites :

ily of the Bachrites : of Tahan, the fam17 Of Arod, the family of the Arodites: ily of the Tahanites. of Areli, the family c the Arelites.

36 And these are the sons of Shutle18 These are the families of the chil- || lah: of Eran, the family of the Eranites. dren of Gad, according to those that were 37 These are the families of the sons of numbered of them, forty thousand and Ephraim according to those that were five hundred.

numbered of them, thirty and two thou19 The sons of Judah wvere Er and sand and five hundred. These are the Onan: and Er and Onan died in the land sans of Joseph after their families. of Canaan.

38 The sons of Benjamin after their 20 And the sons of Judah after their families : of Bela, the family of the Befamilies were; of Shelah, the family of Laites: of Ashbel, the family of the Ashthe Shelanites: of Pharez, the family of belites : of Ahiram, the family of the the Pharezites : of Zerah, the family of Ahiramites: the Zarhites.

39 Of Shupham, the family of the 21 And the sons of Pharez were ; of Shuphamites: of Hupham, the family of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites : | the Huphamites. of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites. 40 And the sons of Bela were Ard and

22 These are the families of Judah ac- Naaman; of Ard, the family of the Ardcording to those that were numbered of ites: and of Naaman, the family of the them, threescore and sixteen thousand | Naamites. and five hundred.

41 These are the sons of Benjamin after 23 Of the sons of Issachar after their | their families : and they that were numfamilies: of Tola, the family of the Tola- | bered of them were forty and five thouites : of Pua, the family of the Punites : sand and six hundred.

24 Of Jashub, the family of the Jashub- 42 These are the sons of Dan after their ites: of Shimron, the family of the Shim- || families: of Shuham, the family of the Tonites.

Shuhamites. These are the families of 25 These are the families of Issachar || Dan after their families.

The land divided.

CHAP. XXVII. The law of inheritances. 147 43 Al the families of the Shuhamites | them were twenty and three thousand, all according to those that were numbered males from a month old and upward : for of them, were threescore and four thou- they were not numbered among the chilsand and four hundred.

dren of Israel, because there was no in44 Of the children of Asher after their heritance given them among the children families: of Jimna, the family of the Jim- of Israel. nites: of Jesui, the family of the Jesuites : 63 ^ These are they that were numberof Beriah, the family of the Beriites. ed by Moses and Eleazar the priest, who

45 Of the sons of Beriah : of Heber, | numbered the children of Israel in the the family of the Heberites: of Malchiel, plams of Moab by Jordan near Jericho. the family of the Malchielites.

64 But among these there was not a 46 And the name of the daughter of man of them whom Moses and Aaron Asher was Sarah.

the priest numbered, when they num47 These are the families of the sons of bered the children of Israel in the wilAsher according to those that were num- derness of Sinai. bered of them ; who were fifty and three 65 For the Lord had said of them, thousand and four hundred.

They shall surely die in the wilderness. 48 Ofthesons of Naphtaliafter their fam- | And there was not left a man of them, ilies : of Jahzeel, the family of the Jahzeel- save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and ites: of Guni, the family of the Gunites : Joshua the son of Nun. 49 Of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites:

CHAP. XXVII. of Shillem, the family of the Shillemites. 6 The law of inheritances. 12 Moses, be

50 These are the families of Naphtali ing told of his death, sucth for a successaccording to their families: and they that ur. 18 Joshua appointed to succeed him. were numbered of them, were forty and i THL

'HEN came the daughters of Zelo

phiehad, the son of Hepher, the son 51 These were the numbered of the l of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of children of Israel, six hundred thousand Manassch, of the families of Manasseh and a thousand seven hundred and thirty. the son of Jcseph; and these are the names

52 | And the LORD spake unto Mo- of his daughters ; Mahlah, Nouh, and ses, saying,

Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah. 53 Unto these the land shall be divided 2 And they stood before Moses, and for an inheritance, according to the num- || before Eleazar the priest, and before the ber of names.

princes, and all the congregation, by the 54 To many thou shalt give the more door of the tabernacle of the congregainheritance, and to few thou shalt give | tion, saying, the less inheritance: to every one shall his 3 Our father died in the wilderness, inheritance be given, according to those and he was not in the company of them that were numbered of him.

that gathered themselves together against 55 Notwithstanding, the land shall be the Lord in the company of Korah; but divided by lot: according to the names of died in his own sin, and had no sons. the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit

. 4 Why should the name of our father 56 According to the lot shall the pos- be done away from among his family, session thereof be divided between many because he hath no son ? Give unto us and few.

therefore a possession among the brethren 57 F And these are they that were num- of our father. bered of the Levites after their families: of 5 And Moses brought their cause beGershon, the family of the Gershonites : || fore the Lord. of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites : 6 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, of Merari, the family of the Merarites. saying,

58 These are the families of the Le- 7 The daughters of Zelophehad speak vites : the family of the Libnites, the right : thou shalt surely give them a family of the Hebronites, the family of possession of an inheritance among their the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, father's brethren ; and thou shalt cause the family of the Korathites. And Ko the inheritance of their father to pass unIrath begat Amram.

to them. 59 And the name of Amram's wife 8 And thou shalt speak unto the chiltras Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, | dren of Israel, saying, If a man die, and whom her mother bare to Levi in Egypt: have no son, then ye shall cause his inherand she bare unto Amram Aaron and || itance to pass unto his daughter. Moses, and Miriam their sister.

9 And if he have no daughter, then 60 And unto Aaron was born Nadab, ye shall give his inheritance unto his and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar. brethren. 61 And Nadab and Abihu died, when

10 And if he have no brethren, then they offered strange fire before the LORD. ye shall give his inheritance unto his fa

? And those that were numbered of ll ther's brethren,

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