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.25 ceeded out of your mouth. And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben spake unto Moses, saying, Thy servants

26 will do as my lord commandeth. Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our cattle, shall be there in the citigs of

27 Gilead. But thy servants will pass over every man armed

28 for war, before the Lord to battle, as my lord saith. So concerning them Moses commanded Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the chief fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, that they should have the land if they

29 performed the condition: And Moses said unto them, If the children of Gad, and the children of Reuben will pass with you over Jordan, every man armed to battle before the Lord, and the land shall be subdued before you ; then ye shall give

30 them the land of Gilead for a possession; But if they will not pass over with you armed, they shall have possessions

31 among you in the land of Canaan. And the children of Gad, and the children of Reuben answered, saying, As the Lord

32 hath said unto thy servants, so will we do. We will pass over armed before the Lord into the land of Canaan, that the possession of our inheritance on this side Jordan [may be] ours.

3" And Moses gave unto them, [even] to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and unto half the tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, who, it seems, either by the appointment of Moses, or by their own request, were joined with them, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land with the cities thereof, in the coasts, [even] the cities of the country round about. , ;.;,

34 And the children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and

35 Aroer, And Atroth, Shophan, and Jaazer, and Jogbehah, • 36 And Bethnimrah, and Bethharan, fenced cities: and folds

37 for sheep. And the children of Reuben built Heshbon, and

38 Elealeh, and Kirjahthaim, And Nebo, and Baalmeon, (their names being changed) and Shibmah: and gave other names unto the cities which they builded; that is, they repaired the cities, and changed the names of some that were called

39 after their idols. And the children of Machir the son of Manasseh, some of the remoter descendants of Manasseh, (for his sons must have been dead long before,) went to Gilead, and took it, and dispossessed the Amorite which [was] in it.

40 And Moses gave half of Gilead unto Machir the son of Ma

41 nasseh; and he dwelt therein. And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took the small towns thereof, and called them

42 Havoth Jair. And Nobah went and took Kenath, and the villages thereof, and called it Nobah, after his own name. Thus the matter was fully settled; but the Keubenites suffered tor their request, being the first that were carried captive, 1 Chron. v. 25.

REFLECTIONS.

1. TTTTE may observe, that the love of ease, and a fondness V V for the world, makes many fall short of the heavenly Canaan, the good land which God hath promised, the better country. When men have got some good things here, they are ready to sit down and forget the world for which they were intended. They do not care to suffer the mortifications and difficulties of a Teligious life. They are so well satisfied with this world, as not to desire a better; and take up their abode here, as if all their happiness consisted in worldly enjoyments. This is the ruin of thousands. Love not the world, then, for the gospel says, If any .man love the world, the love of the Father is not in him; if any man will come to me let him deny himself; and the language of God's providence is, Arise, and depart, for this is not your rest. Let us attend to it, and direct our views to that world which God hath promised, and where alone we can be safe and happy.

2. The judgments of God upon transgressors should be a warning to us, that we do not fall into the same iniquity. Mose!r •warns the people of what their fathers suffered for rebelling against God; and the same Providence now warns us, for these things were written for our instruction. God is the same holy God, equally jealous of his honour, has the same power to inflict punishments, and his fierce anger will be augmented if we do not take warning. Let us look to ourselves that we provoke not God, for it will be to our destruction.

3. If men sin against the Lord, they may be sure that their sin, sooner or later, will find them out: however secret the commission, whatever plausible excuses or pretences they may make for it, God remembers it. He will set their sins in order before them; they will feel the horrors of them in their consciences, and the •wrath of God abiding on them. Providence may bring them to light, to their shame and confusion here; but certainly they will find them out at the great day; and, when weighed in God's righteous balance, they will be found wanting. Let us learn hence, to consider the evil of sin, and not think of it as a light matter: may we labour to find out our sins, and sincerely repent of them, that they may not rise against us another day.

CHAP. XXXIII.

The two andforty journeys of the Israelites; and the order for destroying the Cdnaanites. . .

1 T I ''HESE [are] the journeys of the children of Israel,

JL which went forth out of the land of Egypt with their

2 armies under the hand of Moses and Aaron. And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys, by the commandment of the Lord: and these [are] their journeys

3 according to their goings out. And they departed from Ram* eses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month t on the morrow after the passoyer the children of Israel went

A out with an high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians. For the Egyptians buried all [their] firstborn, which the Lord had smitten among them: upon their gods also the Lord exe. S cuted judgments. , And the children of Israel removed from

€ Rameses, and pitched in Succoth. And they departed from Succoth, and pitched in Etham, which [is] in the edge of the

7 wilderness. And they removed from Etham, and turned again unto Pihahiroth, which [is] before Baalzephon : and

8 they pitched before Migdol. And they departed from before Pihahiroth, and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness, and went three days* journey in the wilderness of

9 Etham, and pitched in Marah. And they removed from Marah, and came unto EHm: and in Elim [were] twelve fountains of water, and threescore and ten palm trees, and

10 they pitched there. And they removed from Elim, and en

11 camped by the Red sea. And they removed from the Red

12 sea, and encamped in the wilderness of Sin. And they took their journey out of the wilderness of Sin, and encamped in

13 Dophkah. And they departed from Dophkah, and encamped

14 in Alush. And they removed from Alush, and encamped at

15 Rephidim, where was no water for the people to drink. And they departed from Rephidim, and pitched in the wilderness

16 of Sinai. And they removed from the desert of Sinai, and

17 pitched at Kibrothhattaavah. And they departed from Ki

18 brothhattaavah, and encamped at Hazeroth,. And they de

19 parted from Hazeroth, and pitched in Rithmah. And they

20 departed from Rithmah, and pitched at Rimmonparez. And they departed from Rimmonparez, and pitched in Libnah.

21 And they removed from Libnah, and pitched at Rissah. And

22 they journeyed from Rissah, and pitched in Kehelathah. And

23 they went from Kehelathah, and pitched in mount Shapher.

24 And they removed from mount Shapher, and encamped in

25 Haradah. And (they removed from Haradah, and pitched 36 in Makheloth. And they removed from Makheloth, and 27" encamped at Tahath. And they departed from Tahath, and 38 pitched at Tarah* And they removed from Tarah, and 29 pitched in Mitheah. And they went from Mithcah, and

50 pitched in Hasbmonah. And they departed from Hashmo

31 nah, and encamped at Moseroth. And they departed from

32 Moseroth, and pitched in Benejaakan. And they removed

33 from Benejaakan, and encamped at Horhagidgad. And they

34 went from Horhagidgad, and pitched in Jotbathah. And they

35 removed from Jotbathah, and encamped at Ebronah. And they departed from Ebronah, and encamped at Eziongaber.

36 And they removed from Eziongaber, and pitched in the wil

37 derness of Zin, which [is] Kadesh. And they removed from Kadeshj and pitched in mount Hor, in the edge of the land of Edam.

38 And Aaron the priest went up into mount Hor at the commandment of the Lord, and died there, in the fortieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of

"39 Egypt, in the first [day] of the fifth month. And Aaron [was] an hundred and twenty and three years old when he

40 died in mount Hor. And king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming

41 of the children of Israel. And they departed from mount

42 Hor, and pitched in Zalmonah. And they departed from

43 Zalmonah, and pitched in Punon. And they departed from

44 Punon, and pitched in Oboth. And they departed from Oboth, and pitched in Ijeabarim, in the border of Moab.

45 And they departed from Iim, and pitched in Dibongad,

46 And they removed from Dibongad, and encamped in Almon

47 diblathaim. And they removed from Almondiblathaim, and

48 pitched in the mountains of Abarim before Nebo. And they departed from the mountains of Abarim, and pitched in the

49 plains of Moab by Jordan [near] Jericho. And they pitched by Jordan, from Bethjesimoth [even] unto Abelshittim in the plains of Moab.

§0 And the Lord spake unto Moses in the plains of Moab by

51 Jordan [near] Jericho, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye are passed over Jordan

52, into the land of Canaan; Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck

53 down all their high places: And ye shall dispossess [the inhabitants of] the land, and dwell therein: for I have given

54 you the land to possess it. And ye shall divide the land by lot for an inheritance among yonr families: [and] to the more ye shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer ye shall give the less inheritance: every man's [ir heritance] shall be in the place where his lot folleth; according to the

55 tribes of your fathers ye shall inherit. But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you ; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them [shall be] pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall

56 vex you in the land wherein ye dwell. Moreover, it shall come to pass [that] I shall do unto you, as I thought to do unto them.

CHAP. XXXIV.

The borders of the land, and the names of the men that shall

divide it. . _

1 \ N D the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Command

2 X~jl the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land of Canaan; (this [is] the land that shall fall unto you for an inheritance, [even] the land of Canaan

3 with the coasts thereof :) Then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the coast of Edom, and your south border shall be the outmost coast of the salt sea

4 eastward: And your border shall turn from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass on to Zin: and the going forth thereof shall be from the south to Kadeshbarnea, and shall

5 go on to Hazaraddar, and pass on to Azmon: And the border shall fetch a compass from Azmon unto the river of

6 Egypt, and the goings out of it shall be at the sea. And [as for] the western border, ye shall even have the great sea for

7 a border : this shall be your west border. And this shall be your north border; from the great sea, ye shall point out for

8 you mount Hor. From mount Hor ye shall point out [your border] unto, the entrance of Hamath; and the goings forth

9 of the border shall be to Zedad: And the border shall go on to Ziphron, and the goings out of it shall be at Hazarenan:

10 this shall be your north border. And ye shall point out your

11 east border from Hazarenan to Shepham: And the coast shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the east side of Ain; and the border shall descend, and shall reach unto the

12 side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward: And the border shall go down to Jordan, and the goings out of it shall be at the salt sea: this shall be your land with the coasts thereof round about. ,

13 And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, This [is] the land which ye shall inherit by lot, which the Lord commanded to give unto the nine tribes, and to the half tribe r

14 For the tribe, of the children of Reuben according to the house

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