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the Rock, and on the seventh day: and on the bring forth to them water out of the seventh day he shall purify himself, rock : 50 tbou shalt give the congreg:1 and wash his clothes, and bathe him. tion and their beasis drink. bcll in water,aud shall be clean at even. 9And Moses took the rod from besoro

20 But the man that shall be uncleani, the Lord, as he commanded liin. and shiul not purify himsell, ihal soul 10 And Moses and Aaron gathere! shall be cut oil from among the con. the congregation together before the gregation, because be bath defiled the rock, cuid he said unto them, Heur sanctuary of the LORD: tlie water of now, ye rebels ; must we fetch you separation liath not been sprinkled water out of this rock? upon bim ; le is unclean.

11 And Moses listed up his hand, and 21 And it shall be a perpetual statute with his roù le enote üle rock ewice: unto them, that he that sprinklella the and the water came out abundantly, water of separation shall wash his and the congregation drank, and their clothes; and lie that toucheth the wa. bcasts also. ter of separation shall be unclean until 1211 And the LORD spake mto Mo

ses and Aaron, Because ye belicved me 22 And whatsoever the unclean per- not, to sanctily me in the eyes of die son louchethshall be unclean ; and the children of Israel, therefore ye shall soul that touchieth it shall be unclean 11ot bring this congregation into le until even.

land which I have given thein, CHAP. XX.

13 This is the water of Meribah; beTHEN came the children of Israel, cause the children of Israelstrove with


the desert of Zin in the first montı: them. and the people abode in Kadeshi; and 14TTAnd Moses sent messengers from Sirjam died there, and was buried Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus there.

saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest 2 And there was no water for the con- all the travail that liath befallen us : gregation: and they gathered thein- 16 How our fathers went down into selves together against Moses and Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a against Aaron.

long tiina; and the Egyptians vexed 3 And the people clode with Dioses, us, and our fathers : and spake, saying, Would God that we 16 And when we cried unto the had died when our brethren died be- Lond, le heard our roice, and sent an fore the LORD!

angel, and liath brought us forth out of 4 And why have ye brought up the Egypt: and, belold, we are in Kadesh, congregation of the Lord iMo this wil. a city in the uttermost of thy border: derness, that we and our catile should 17 Let us pase, I pray thee, through die there?

thy country: we will not pass through 5 And wberefore have ye made us 10 the fields, or through the vineyards, come up out of Egypt, to bring us in neither will we drink of the water of unto tbis evil place? It is no place of the wells: we will go by the king's seed, or of figs, orof vines, or of pome-high-way, we will not turn to the granates; neitlier is there any water right band vor to the left, until we to drink.

have passed thy borders. 6 And Moscs and Aaron went from 18 Ånd Edom said unto him, Tbou the presence of the assembly unto the sbalt not pass by me, lest I come out vloor of the tabernacle of the congre- against thee with a sword. gation, and they sell upon their faces ; 19 And the children of Israel said and the glory of the LORD appeared unto hiin, We will go by the highunto tliem.

way: and is I and my cattle drink on 7 1 And the Lond spake unto Moses, thy water, then I will pay for it: I saying,

will only, without doing any thing 8 Take the rod, and gather thou the clse, go through on my leet. assembly together, thou, and Aaron 20 And he said, Thou shalt not go thy brother, and speak ye unto the through. Add Edom came out ngailist rock before their eyes : and it shall him with mucli people and willi á give forth his water, and thou shalt strong band.

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serpent appoiixea's Q[ Thus Edom resusea lo give Israel neither is there any waler; and our pilssage through his border: where- soul loatheth this lignt bread. lore Israel turned away from him. 6 And the LORD sent fiery serpents

22 1 And the children of Israel, even among the people, and they bit the peo the whole congregation, journeyed pl.; and much people of Israel diea. lionu Kadesh, and came unto mount 7.1 Therefore the people came to Hor.

Moses, and said, We have sinued, for 23 And the LORD spake unto Moses we bave spoken against the LORD, and and A tron in Mount Hor, by the coast against thee; pray unto the LORD, of the land of Edom, saying, that he take away the scrpents from

24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his us. And Moses prayed for the people. people: lor he shall not enter into the 8 Aud the Lord said unto Moses, land which I have given unto the chil. Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it dren of Israel, because ye rebelled upon a role; and it shall come to pass, against my word at tlic water of Me- that every one that is biten, when he ribalı.

looketh upon it, shall live. 25 Take Aaron and Eleazar bis son, 9 And Moses made it serpent or brass, and bring them up into mount lor; jand put it upon a pole, aud it came to

26 And strip Aaron of his garments, pass, that is a serpent liad bitten any ind put thein upon Eleazar his son: man, when he beheld the serpent on and Aaron shall be gathered unto his brass, lie lived. people, and shall clic there.

10 1 and the cluildren of Israel set 27 And Moses tlid as the LORD COD-Corward, and pitched in Oboth. manded:and they went up into inount il and they journeyed from Oboth, I lor in the sight of all the congregation. and pitched at Ijc-abarim, in the wil

18 And Mogey stripped Aaron of his dernes3 which is before Moab, toward garments, and put them upon Eleazar the sun-rising, liig son; and Aaron died there in the 12 | Froin thence they removed, and topol the mount: and Moses anıl Elea- pitched in the valley of Zared. zar came down from the mount 13 From thence they removed, and

29 And wlien all the congregation pitched on the Ollier side of Amon, clw that Aaron was read, they mourn which is in the wilderness that comel ed for Aaron thirty days, even all the out of the coasts of the Amorites : for house of Israel.

Arnon is the border of Moab, between

NIoab and the Amorites.

I Wberefore it is said in the book of

ite, which dwelt in the souur, in the Red Sea, and in the brooks of heard tell that Ismel came by the way Arnon, of the spies; then he fought againt Is-15 And at the strcam of the brooks rael, and took some of thera prisoners that goell down to the dwelling of di,

2 And Israel vowed a vow unto the and lielh upon the border of Moab. LORD, and said, I thou wilt indeed 26 And from thence they went to Beer: deliver this people into my hand, then that is, the well wbereof the Lord I will utterly destroy their cities. spake unto Moses, Gather the people

3 And the Lord berurkened to the together, and I will give theni water, roice of Israel, and delivered up the 17 " Then Israel sang this song, Canaanites; and they utterly destroy: Spring up, well: sing ye unto it: ed the:n and their cities : and he called is the princes diyged the well, the The name of the place Fornali

. nonies of the people digged it, by the +1 And they journeyed from mount direction of the lawgiver, with their Hor by lie way of the Red Sea, to staves. And from this wilderness they coinpi199 tlie land of Lilom; and the lavori to Mattinah: soul of the people as much discour. 19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel: aged because of the way.

and from Nabaliel to Bamoth: 5 And the people spuke against God, 20 And from Bamoth in the valley and against Moses, Wherefore bave ye that is in the country of Moab, to the brought us up out of Egypt to die in top of Pisgal, which looketh toward the wilderillos? Por shore is n10 bread, Jushimon,

Stron and Og overcome NUMBERS,

Balak and Balaani, el 1 and Israel sent messengera unto and his land; and thou shalt do to him Sihon king of the Amorites, saying, as tbou didst uuto Silon, king of the

22 Let me pass througli thy land: we Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon. will not turn into the fields, or into the 35 So they smote him, and his sons, vineyards; we will not drink of 'he aud all liis people, until there was waters of the well: bi we will go none left him alive: and they pos along by the king's high-way, until we sessed bis land. Le past thy borders.


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to pass through his border: but Sihon Kathered all bis people together, and Moab, on this side Jordan, by Jericho. went out against Israel into the wild 21 And Balak the son of Zippor saw derness: and lic caine to junaz, and all thatlsrael lad done to the Amorites. fought against Israel.

3 And Moab was sore afinid of the 24 And Israel smolehiin with the edge people, because they were many; and of the sword, and possessed lis laud Moab Wils distressed because of the liom Arnon untoJabbok,even unto the children of Israel. children of Aminon: for the border off And Mvab said unto the elders of the children of Ammon was strong. Midian, Now sball this company lick

25 And Israel took all these cities: up all that are round about us, as the and Israel dwelt in all llie cities of the ox licketh up the grass of the field. Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the And Balilk the sou of Zippor was king villages thereof.

of the Moabites at that time. 26 For Heshhon was the city of Si5 He eent mėssengers therefore unto hon the king of the Anorites, who had Balaam, the son of Beor, lo Petbor, lought against the former king of Nio- which is by the river of the land of the ab, and taken all his land out of his children of his people, to call him, say hand, even unto Arnon.

ing, Beliold, there is a people come 27 Wherefore they that speak in out from Eygpt: behold, they cover proverbs say, Come into Heshboo, let the face of the earth, and they abide ihe city of Sibon be built and pre-owor against me. pared:

6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, 28 For there is a fire gone out of curse me this people; for they are Iesbbon, a flame from the city of Si-too mighty for me, peradventure I hon; it hath consumed Ar of Moab, shall prerail, that we may smite thein, and the lords of die high places of and that I may drive thein out of tile Anon.

land: for I wot that he whom thou 29 Woe to thee, Moabl thou art un-blessest is blessed, and he wloin thou done, O people of Cliemosh! he hath cuisest is cursed. given his sons that escaped, and his 7 And the elders of Níoah and the daughiers, into captivity unto Silon, elders of Midian departed with the reking of the Ainorites.

wards of divination in their hand; and 30 We have shot at them: Heshhon they came unto Balaan, and spake is perished even unto Dibon, and we unto him the words of Balak. have laid tliein waste even unto No. 8 Audlie said unto them, Lodge here phal, which reaclieth unto Medeba. this night, and I will bring you word

31 Thus Israel dwell in the land of again, ay the LORD shall speak unto the Ainorites.

me. And the princes of Moab abode 32 And Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, with Bitlaam. and they took the villages thereof, and 9 And God came unto Balaam, and drove out the Amorites that were there. soid, What men are these with thee?

33 1 And they turned, and went up 10 And Balaam said unto God, Balak by the way of Bashan : and Og the the son of Zippor, king of Moab, bath king of Bashan went out against them, sent unto me, saying, dre, and all liis people, to the battle at 11 Bebold, there is a people come out Edrei.

of Egypt, which covereth the face of 34 And the LORD said unto Mosca, tbe earth: coine now, curse me them; Fear him not: for I have delivered peradventure I shall be able to over aim into thy band, and all bis people, come tliem, and drive them out


me more.

Bolann's Journey

to Balam 12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou where was no way to turn either to clialt not go with them; thou shalt not the right hand or to the lett. curse the people: for they are blessed. 27 And when the ass saw the angel of

13 And Balaam lose up in the morn- the LORD, she fell down und: Baing, and said unto the princes of Balak, Jaam: and Baham's anger was kinGet you into your land; for the Lord dled, and he smote the ass with a slalt. refuseth to give me leave to go with 28 And the LORD opened the mouth.

of the ass, and she said unio Balaani, 14 And the princes of Moab rose up, What have I done unto thee, that thou cod they went unto Balak, and sairi, bast smitten me these three times ? Balaam reluseth to come witb us. 29 And Balaain said unto the ass, Be

15 And Balak sent yet again princes, cause thou bast mocked me: I would more, and more honourable than they there were a giord in my band, for

16 And they came to Balaam, und now would I kill thee. said to him, Thus saithi Balak the son 30 And the ass said unto Balaam, Am or Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee, not I thine ass, upon which thou hast hinder thec froin coming unto ine :

ridden ever since I was thine unto the 17 For I will promole thee unto very way? was I ever wont to do so unto great honour, and I will do whatsoever thee? And he said, Nay. thou sayest unto me: come therefore, 31 Then the Lord opened the eyes I pray thee, curse me this people. of Balaan, and be saw the angel of the

is And Balaam answered and said LORD stiinding in the way, and bis unto the servants of Balak, If Balik sword drawu in his hand; and lie would give me his house full of silver bowed down his bead, and fell fiat on and gold, I cannot go beyond the word bis face. Orthe Lord my God,to do less or more. 32 And the angel of the LORD said

19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitye also bere this night, that I may tea thine ass these three times? beknow what the Lond will say unto hold, I went out to withstand tbee, be

cause thy way is perverse before me. 20 And God came unto Balaan at 3:3 And the ass saw me, and turncu night, and said unto him, If the men from me these three times: unless she come to call thee, rise up, and go with had lurred liom me, surely now also I thein; but yet the word which I shall had slain thee, and saved her alive. say unto thee, that shalt thou do. 31 cod Baliam said unto the angel

21 And Balaam rose up in the morn- of the LORD, I have sinned; for I ing, and saddled his ass, and went with knew not that thou stoudest in the way the priuces or Noab.

against me: now therefore, if it dis22 1 And God's anger was kindled pleise tliee, I will get ine back again. becalise be went; and the angel of the 35 And the angel of the LORD said LORD stood in the way for an adver- unto Balaam, Go with die men: but sary against him. Now lie was riding only the word that I shall speak unto (pon bis 1139, and his two servante iocre thee, that thou shalt speak. So Bawith him.

laam went with the princes of Lalak. 23 And tie 195 saw the angel or the 36 | And when Balak heard that Ba. LORD standing in the way, and his lanın was come, he went out to meet gsvord drilwn in his hand: and the him unto a city of Noab, wbich is in ass turned aside out of the way, and the border of Arnon, Which in the went into the lield; and Balaam sinote utrnost coast, the ass, to lura her into the way. 37 And Balak said unto Balaam, Did

24 But the angel of the LORD stood in I not caruestly send unto thec to call a pair of the vineyards, a wall being thee? wherefore camest thou not unto on this sile, and a wall on liiat side. me? am I not able indecd to promote 25 And when the ass saw the angel or three to honour? the Lord, she thrust herself unto the 38 And Balaain sail unto Balak, LO, ivall,and crushed Balanun's loot against I am come unto thee: have I now any the wall; and he sinote lier again. power at all lo say any thing? the

26 And the angel of the LORD went word that God putteth in my mouth, further, and stood in a varroiy place that shall I speak.

Balak's sac: i fices.


Balaam's Parabia. 39 And Balaam went with Balak, and pray thee, with me unto another place, nicy came into Kirjauh-huzoth. Irom whence thou mayest see them.

40 And Balak offered oxen and sleep, thou shalt sce but the utmost part of and sent to Balaam, and to the princes them, and sbalt not see them all: and that rvere with him.

curse ine them from thence. 41 And it came to pass on the mor. 14 1 And he brought him into the row, wiat Balak took Balaam, and field of Zuphim, to the top of Pisgah, brought him up into the liigh places of and built seven allars, and offered a Baal, that thence he might see the ut- bullock and a ram on cvery altar. inost part of the people.

15 And he said unto Balak, Stand CHAP, XXIII.

here by thy burnt-offering, while 1 ND Balaain said unto Balak, Build meet the LORD yonder. A mchereseven altars,


prepare 16 And the Lord met Balaam, and me here seven oxen and seven l'ilms. put a word in his niouth, and said, Go

2 And Balik didas Balaam had spo. again unto Balak, and say tbus. ken; aud Balak and Bialaam offered 17 And when he came to him, behold on every altar a bullock and a run.

he slood by his burn-offering, and the 3 And Balaam said unto Billak, Stand princes of Moab with him. And Baby thy burnt-offering, and I will go: lak said unto him, What hath the peradventure the LORD will come to Lord spoken? ineet ie; and whatsoever lie slioweth IS And he took up his parable, and me I will tell thee. And lie went to a said, Rise up. Balak, and hear; héarksbigb place.

en unlo nie, thou sou of Zippor; 4 And God met Balaan: and he said 19 God is not a man, that he should iunto him, I have prepared seven al- lie; neither the son of man, that he cars, and I have oflered upon every should repent: hath he said, and shall altar a bullock and a ram.

lie not do it? or hath he spoken, and 5 And the LORD put a word in Ba- shall he not make it good ? laam's inoutlı, and said, Returi unto 20 Beliold, I nave received commandBalak, and thus thou shalt speick. ment to bless: and he bath blessed ;

6 And he returned unto him, and, ln, and I cannot reverse it. he stood by his burnt-sacrifices,he,and 21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jaall the princes of Moab.

cob, neither batblie seen perverseness 7 1 And he took up his parable, and in Israel: the LORD bis God is with said, Balak the king of Moab hath him, and the shout of a king is among brouglit nie fiom Arain, out of the theni. inountains of the east, saying, Come, 22 God brought them out of Egypt; curse nie Jacob; and come, dely Israel. lie liath as it were the strength of a

8 How shall I curse, whom God liath unicorn. not cursed? or bow shall I desy,rohom 23 Surely there is no enchantment the Loro halb oot dened?

against Jacob, neither is there any di. 9 For sroin the top of the rocks I vination against Israel: according to see him, and from the hills I behold this time it shall be said of Jacob and him: lo, the people shall dwell alone. of Israel, What hath God wrought! and shall not be reckoned among the 24 Behold, the people shall rise up as nations.

a great lion, and lift up himself as a 10 Who can count the dust or Jacob, yomg lion; be shall not lie down and the nuinber of tbe fourth part or until he eat of the prey, and drink the Lsrael? let me die llic deatli of the blood of the slain. righteous, and let my last end be like 25 | And Balak said unto Balaam, his 1

jeiher curse them at all, nor bless 11 And Balak said unto Balaain, TVhat then at all. last thou done unto me? I took thee 26 But Balaam answered and said to curse mine enemies, and, behold, unto Balak, Told I not thee, saying, thou hast blessed them altogether. Al that the LORD speaketh, that I

12 And he answered and said, Must I must do? not take heed to speak that which the 27 And Balak said unto Balaam, LORD hath put in my inouth ? Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee 13 And Balak said unto him, Come, Il unto another place; peradventure it

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