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The law of fringes.

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The rebellion of Korab. and that they put upon the fringe of wildernefs, except thou make thyfelf the borders a riband of blue: altogether a prince over us?

39 And it fhall be unto you for al 14 Moreover thou haft not brought fringe, that ye may look upon it, and lus into a land that floweth with milk remember all the commandments of and honey, or given us inheritance of the LORD, and do them; and that ye fields and vineyards: wilt thou put out feek not after your own heart and the eyes of thefe men? we will not your own eyes, after which ye ufe to come up. go a whoring:

40 That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God.

41 I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD your God.

NOW

CHAP. XVI.

W Korah, the fon of Izhar, the) fon of Kohath, the fon of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the fons of Eliab, and On, the fon of Peleth, fons of Reuben, took men:

15 And Mofes was very wroth, and faid unto the LORD, Respect not thou their offering: I have not taken one a's from them, neither have I hurt one of them.

16 And, Mofes faid unto Korah, Be thou and all thy company before the LORD, thou, and they, and Aaron, to morrow:

17 And take every man his cenfer, and put incenfe in them, and bring ye before the LORD every man his center, two hundred and fifty cenfers; thou alfo,and Aaron, each of you his cenfer. 2 And they rofe up before Mofes, 18 And they took every man his with certain of the children of Ifrael,cenfer, and put fire in them, and laid two hundred and fifty princes of the incenfe thereon, and flood in the door affembly, famous in the congregation, of the tabernacle of the congregation men of renown: with Mofes and Aaron.

3 And they gathered themselves to- 19 And Korah gathered all the congether againft Mofes and againfi Aa-gregation against them unto the door ron, and faid unto them, re take too of the tabernacle of the congregation: much upon you, feeing all the congre and the glory of the LORD appeared gation are holy, every one of them, unto all the congregation. and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourfelves above the congregation of the LORD?

4 And when Mofes heard it, he fell upon his face:

5 And he fpake unto Korah and unto all his company, faring, Even to morrow the LORD will fhew who are his, and who is holy; and will caufe bim to come near unto him: even him whom he hath chofen will be caufe to come near unto him.

6 This do; Take you cenfers, Korah, and all his company;

7 And put fire therein, and put in cenfe in them before the LORD to morrow and it shall be that the man whom the LORD doth choofc, he ball be holy: ye take too much upon you, ye fons of Levi.

8 And Mofes faid unto Korah, Hear, I pray you, ye fons of Levi:

20 And the LORD fpake unto Mofes and unto Aaron, faying,

21 Separate yourfelves from among this congregation, that I may confume them in a moment.

22 And they fell upon their faces, and faid, O Gol, the God of the fpirits of all fleth, thall one man fin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?

23 And the LORD ipake unto Mo fes, faying,

24 Speak unto the congregation faying, Get you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.

25 And Mofes role up and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Ifraei followed him."

26 And he (pake unto the congre. gation, faying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of thefe wicked men, 9 Seemeib it but a fmall thing unto and touch nothing of their's, test ye you, that the God of Ifrael hath fepa-be confumed in all their fins. rated you from the congregation of 27 So they gat up from the taberIfrael, to bring you near to himself to nacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, do the fervice of the tabernacle of the on every fide; and Dathan and Abiram LORD, and to fland before the congre-came out, and stood in the door of their gation to minister unto them? tents, and their wives, and their fons, and their little children.

10 And he hath brought thee near to him, and all thy brethren the fons of Levi with thee: and feek ye the priesthood alfo?

I For which caufe both thou and all thy company are gathered together ag init the LORD: and what is Aaron, that ye murmur against him?

12 And Mofes fent to call Dathan and Abiram, the fons of Eliab which faid, We will not come up:

28 And Mofes faid, Hereby ye shall know that the LORD hath fent me to do all thefe works; for I have not dane them of mine own mind.

29 If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be vifited after the vifitation of all men; then the LORD hath not fent me.

30 But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, 13 Is it a small thing that thou haft and fwallow them up, with all that brought us up out of a land that floweth appertain unto them, and they go with milk and honey, to kill us in thel down quick into the pit; then ye

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shall understand that these men lave, 47 And Aaron took as Mofes comprovoked the LORD. manded, and ran into the midft of the 31 And it came to pafs, as he had congregstion; and, behold, the plague made an end of fpeaking all befe was begun amung the people: and he words, that the ground clave afuder put on incenfe, and made an atone. that seas under them: ment for the people.

32 And the earth opened her maith, 48 And he food between the dead and fwallowed them up, and heir and the living; and the plague was boules, and all the men that ajner-tayed. lained into Korah,and all their goods. 33 They, and all that appertaned to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth clofed upon them: and they perished from among he tongregation.

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49 Now they that died in the plague were fourteen thoufand and feven hundred, befide them that died about the matter of Korah.

50 And Aaron returned unto Mofes, unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation; and the plague was Rayed. CHAP. XVII.

AND the LORD fpake unto Mofes,

faying,

2 Speak unto the children of lfrael, and take of every one of them a rod, according to the houfe of their fathers, of all their princes according to the houfe of their fathers twelve rods: write thou every man's name upon his rod.

3 And thou fhalt write Araon's name upon the rod of Levi: for one rod/ball be for the head of the house of their fathers.

38 The centers of thefe finners if their own fouls, let them make them broad plates for a cover- 4 And thou fhalt lay them up in the Ing of the altar: for they offered them tabernacle of the congregation before be the LORD, therefore they are the teftimony, where I will meet with hawed: and they shall be a fign un-you. in the children of Irael.

39 And Eleazar the priest took the Pas renfers, wherewith they that were burns had offered; and they We made broad plate for a covering of the altar:

40% be a memorial unto the chileen of Ifrael, that no stranger, which & not of the feed of Aaron, come near to offer incense before the LORD; that he be not as Korah, and as his com pany: as the LORD faid to him by the hand of Mofes.

41 But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Ifrael urmured against Mofes and againft Aaron, faying, Ye have killed the people of the LORD.

42 And it came to pafs, when the tongregation was gathered again Modes and againft Aaron, that they looked toward the tabernacle of the congregation: and, behold, the cloud tovered it, and the glory of the LORD appeared

5 And it thall come to pafs, that the man's rod, whom I fhall choofe, hall bloffom: and I will make to ceafe from me the murmurings of the children of Ifrael, whereby they murmur against you.

6 And Mofes fpake unto the chil. dren of Ifrael, and every one of their princes gave him a rod a piece, for each prince one, according to their fathers' houfes, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods.

7 And Mofes laid up the rods before the LORD in the tabernacle of witness. 8 And it came to pafs, that on the morrow Mofes went into the taberna cle of witnefs; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the houfe of Levi was bud de,and brought for: h buds, and bloom. ed bloffoms, and yielded almonds.

9 And Mofes brought out all the rode from before the LORD unto all the chil dren of Ifrael: and they looked, and took every man his rod.

43 And Mofes and Aaron came be TO And the LORD faid unto Mofes, fee the tabernacle of the congregation. Bring Aaron's rod again before the tef 44 And the LORD fpake unto Motimony, to be kept for a token againft es, faying, the rebels; and thou fhalt quite take 45 Get you up from among this con-away their murmurings from me, that gation, that I may confume them they die not. as in a moment. And they fell upon II And Mofes did fo: as the LORD their faces. commanded him, fo did he.

46 And Mofes faid unto Aaron, 12 And the children of Ifrael fpake Take a center, and put fire thereinjunto Mofes, faying, Behold, we die, from off the altar, and put on incenfe, we perifh, we all perifh.

and go quickly unto the congregation, 13 Whofoever cometh any thing and make an atonement for them: for near unto the tabernacle of the LORD there is wrath gone out from the fhall die: fhall we be confumed with Fran; the plague is begun.

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Thou and thy fons and thy fa ther's houfe with thee fhall bear the be thine. iniquity of the fanctuary: and thou and thy fons with thee fhall bear the iniquity of your priesthood.

2 And thy brethren alfo of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou with thee, that they may be joined unto thee, and minifter unto thee: but thou and thy fons with thee Jhall minifter before the tabernacle of witnefs.

15Every thing that openeth the [matix in all flefh, which they bring untothe LORD, whether it be of men or hafts, fhall be thine: nevertheless the irft born of man thalt thou furely redem, and the firfling of unclean beats halt thou redeem.

15 And thofe that are to be redeemed fron a month old fhalt thou redeem, acording to thine eftimation, for the 3 And they fhall keep thy charge, mmey of five fhekels, after the fheand the charge of all the tabernacle: ke of the fanctuary, which is twenty only they shall not come nigh the vef-genhs. fels of the fanctuary and the altar, that 17 But the firfling of a cow, or the neither they, nor ye alfo, die. firtling of a fheep, or the firfling of a pat, thou fhalt not redeem; they are holy: thou fhalt fprinkle their blood upon the altar, and fhalt bura their fat for an offering made by fire, fora fweet favour unto the LORD.

4 And they shall be joined unto thee, and keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, for all the fervice of the tabernacle: and a ftranger fhall not come nigh unto you.

5 And ye fhall keep the charge of, the fanctuary, and the charge of the altar: that there be no wrath any more upon the children of Ifrael.

18 And the flesh of them shall be thine, as the wave breaft, and as the right shoulder are thine.

19 All the heave offerings of the 6 And I, behold, I have taken your holy things, which the children of brethren the Levites from among the Ifrael offer unto the LORD, have I children of Ifrael: to you they are given thee, and thy fons and thy given as a gift for the LORD, to do the daughters with thee, by a ftatute for fervice of the tabernacle of the con-ever: it is a covenant of salt for ever gregation. before the LORD unto thee and to thy feed with thee.

7 Therefore thou and thy fons with thee thall keep your prieft's office for every thing of the altar, and within the vail; and ye fhall ferve: I have given your prieft's office unto you as a fervice of gift; and the ftranger that cometh nigh fhall be put to death.

8 And the LORD fpake unto Aaron, Behold, I alfo have given thee the charge of mine heave offerings of all the hallowed things of the children of Ifrael; unto thee have I given them by reafon of the anointing, and to thy fons, by an ordinance for ever.

9 This fhall be thine of the moft holy things, referved from the fire: every oblation of their's, every meat offering of their's, and every fin offering of their's, and every trefpafs offering of their's, which they shall render unto me, ball be mott holy for thee and for thy fons.

10 In the most holy place fhalt thou eat it; every male hall eat it: it fhail be holy unto thee.

20¶And the LORD fpake unto Aaron, Thou fhalt have no inheritance in their land, neither halt thou have any part among them: I am the part and thine inheritance among the chil dren of Ifrael.

21 And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Ifrael for an inheritance, for their fervice which they ferve, even the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.

22 Neither muft the children of I rael henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the congregation, left they bear fin, and die.

23 But the Levites fhall do the fervice of the tabernacle of the con gregation, and they thall bear their iniquity: it foall be a statute for ever throughout your generations, that among the children of aci they have no inheritance.

24 But the tithes of the children. of Ifrael, which they offer as an beave 11 And this is thine: the heave of-offering unto the LORD, I have given faring of their gift, with all the wave to the Levites to inherit; therefore offerings of the children of Ifrael: I have faid unto them, Among the have given them unto thee, and to children of Ifrael they fhall have no thy fons and to thy daughters with inheritance. thee, by a ftatute for ever: every one that is clean in thy houfe fhall eat

of it.

12 All the left of the oil, and all the beft of the wine, and of the wheat, the firft fruits of them which they fhall offer unto the LORD, them have given thee.

25 And the LORD fpake unto Mofes, faving,

26 Thus fpeak untothe Levites, and fay unto them, When ye take of the children of Ifrael the tithes which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then ye fhall offer up an heave offering of it for the LORD, CTR a tenth part of the tithe..

13 And what foever is firft ripe in the land, which they fhall bring unto 27 Andrbis your heave offering fail the Loab, fhall be thine; every onefbe reckoned unto you, as though it

The water of feparation.

CHAP. XIX.

The law of purification. were the corn of the threshing floor, 11 He that toucheth the dend and as the fulness of the wine prefs. body of any man shall be unclean fe 28 Thus ye alfo hall offer an heave ven days.

offering unto the LORD of all your 12 He fhall purify himself with it tithes, which ye receive of the chil- on the third day, and on the feventh dren of Ifrael; and ye thall give day he fhall be clean: but if he purify thereof the LORD's heave offering to not himself the third day, then the Aaron the priest. feventh day he shall not be clean. 29 Out of all your gifts ye fhall offer 13 Whofoever toucheth the dead every heave offering of the LORD, of body of any man that is dead, and all the beft thereof, even the hallowed purifieth not himself, defileth the tapart thereof out of it. bernacle of the LORD; and that foul

30 Therefore thou fhalt fay unto fhall be cut off from Ifrael: because them, When ye have heaved the beft the water of feparation was not thereof from it, then it fhall be sprinkled upon him, he shall be uncounted unto the Levites as the in-clean; his uncleanness is yet upon creafe of the threshing floor, and as him.

the increase of the wine prefs.

14 This is the law, when a man 31 And ye fhall eat it in every place, dieth in a tent: all that come into the Te and your households: for it is your tent, and all that is in the tent, shall reward for your fervice in the taber-be unclean feven days.

nacle of the congregation.

15 And every open veffel, which 32 And ye shall bear no fin by reafon hath no covering bound upon it, is of it, when ye have heaved from it unclean.

the beft of it: neither fhall ye pollute! 16 And whofoever toucheth one that the holy things of the children of Ifis flain with a fword in the open fields, rael, left ye die.

CHAP. XIX.

A and unto Aaron, faying,
ND the LORD ipake unto Mofes

or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, fhall be unclean feven days.

17 And for an unclean perfon they hall take of the afhes of the burnt heifer of purification for fin, and running water fhall be put thereto in veffel:.

2 This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD hath commanded, faying, Speak unto the children of ja Brael, that they bring thee a red heifer 18 And a clean perfon fhall take without fpot, wherein is no blemish, hyffop, and dip it in the water, and and upon which never came yoke: pinkle it upon the tent, and upon 3 And ye shall give her unto Eleazar all the veffels, and upon the perfons the priest, that he may bring her forth that were there, and upon him that without the camp, and one fhall flay touched a bone, or one flain, or one ber before his face: deal, or a grave:

4 And Eleazar the priest shall take 15 And the clean perfon fhall fprin of her blood with his finger, and kleupon the unclean on the third day, Sprinkle of her blood directly beforejand on the leventh day and on the the tabernacle of the congregation feventh day he fhall purify himself, feven times: jandwash his clothes, and bathe him 5 And one fhall burn the heifer in felf in water, and fhall be clean at his fight: her fkin, and her flesh, ever.

and her blood, with her dung, fhall] 20 But the man that shall be unclean, be burn: and/hall not purify himfelf, that foul 6 Aad the prie fhall take cedar Gaal be cut off from among the con wood, and hyffop, and fcarlet, and greation, because he hath defiled the alt into the midft of the burning fantuary of the LORD: the water of of the heifer. feparation hath not been sprinkled 7 Then the prieft fhall wash hisjupon him; he is unclean. dothes, and he thall bathe his fieth in water, and afterward he fhall come into the camp, and the priest fhall be unclean until the even.

until the even.

2. And it fhall be a perpetual ftatute unto them, that he that iprinkleth the water of feparation fhall wafh his clothes; and he that toucheth the water of feparation fhall be unclean until even.

8 And he that burneth her fhal wah his clothes in water, and bathe his deth in water, and shall be unclean 22 And whatfoever the unclean perJon toucheth fhall be unclean; and the 9 And a man that is clean fhall ga.ffoul that toucheth it fhall be unclean ther up the afhes of the heifer, and until even. lay them up without the camp in a deas place, and it fhall be kept for THEN came the children of Ifrael, the congregation of the children o even the whole congregation, inIfrael for a water of feparation; it to thedefert of Zin in the firft month: a parifi ation for fin. and the people abode in Kadesh; and 10 And he that gathereth the afhes Miriam died there, and was buried of the heifer ihali wafh his clothes, there.

THE

CHAP. XX.

and be unclean until the even: and i 2 And there was no water for hall be unto the children of Ifrael, the congregation: and they gathered and unto the stranger that fojournet themselves together against Mofes, ong them, for a ftatute for ever. land againft Aaron.

Water Springeth out of the rock. NUMBERS.

Aaron's death.

3 And the people chode with Mofes, fhalt not pafs by me, left I come ou and fpake, faying, Would God that against thee with the fword.

we had died when our brethren died 19 And the children of Ifrael faid before the LORD! unto him, We will go by the high way: and if I and my cattle drink o thy water, then I will pay for it: 1 will only, without doing any thing elfe, go through on my feet.

4 And why have ye brought up the congregation of the LORD into this wilderness, that we and our cattle fhould die there?

5 And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place it is no place of feed, or of fig, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink.

20 And he faid, Thou shalt not go through. And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a trong hand.

21 Thus Edom refufed to give Ifrael paffage through his border: where6 And Mofes and Aaron went from fore Ifrael turned away from him. the prefence of the affembly unto 22 And the children of Ifrael, the door of the tabernacle of the con-even the whole congregation, jourgregation; and they fell upon their neved from Kadeh, and canie unte faces: and the glory of the LORD ap-mount Hor. peared unto them. 13 And the LORD fpake unto Mofes 7 And the LORD fpake unto Mo-and Aaron in mount Hor, by the coaft fea, faying, of the land of Edom, faying, 8 Take the rod, and gather thou the 24 Aaron fhall be gathered unto his aTembly together, thou, and Aaron people: for he fhall not enter into the thy brother, and fpeak ye unto the land which I have given unto the chilrock before their eyes; and it shall dren of Ifrael, becaufe ye rebelled give forth his water, and thou shalt against my word at the water of Me. bring forth to them water out of the ribah. rock: fo thou shalt give the congre gation and their beafts drink.

9 And Moles took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him 10 And Mofes and Aaron gathered the congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; nuft we fetch you water out of this rock?

25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his fon, and bring them up unto mount Hor:

26 And trip Aaron of bis garments, and put them upon Eleazar his fon and Aaron fhall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there.

27 And Mofes did as the LORD commanded and they went up into mount Hor in the fight of all the con

11 And Motes lifted up his hard,gregation. and with his rod he fmote the rick 28 And Mofes ftripped Aaron of his twice and the water came out abun-garments, and put them upon Eleazar dantly; and the congregation drank,his fon; and Aaron died there in the and their beafts alfo. top of the mount: and Mofes and

12¶ And the LORD fpake unto Mo-Eleazar came down from the mount. les and Aaron, Because ye believed ne 29 And when all the congregation not, to fanctify me in the eyes of the faw that Aaron was dead, they mourn children of Ifrael, therefore ye flalled for Aaron thirty days, even all the not bring this congregation into he houfe of Ifrael. land which I have given them.

13 This is the water of Merith:

because the children of ifrael ftrove

with the LORD, and he was fanctiied

in them.

14¶And Mofes fent meffengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus faith thy brother Ifrael, Thou knoveft all the travel that hath befallen us:

CHAP. XXI.

Aite, which dwelt in the forth,
when king Arad the Canaan.
heard tell that Ifrael came by the way
of the fpies; then he fought again
racl, and took fome of them prifoners.

15 How our fathers went down into I Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers:

2 And Ifrael vowed a vow unto the LORD, and faid, If thou wilt indeed deliver this people into my hand, then will utterly destroy their cities.

3 And the LORD hearkened to the voice of Ifrael, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly deftroynd 16 And when we cried unto the them and their cities: and he called LORD, he heard our voice, and fent the name of the place Hormah. an angel, and hath brought us forth 4 And they journeyed from mount out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Hor by the way of the Red fea, to cont Kadefh, a city in the uttermost of thyafs the land of Edom: and the foul oď border: The people was much difcouraged be aufe of the way.

17 Let us pafs, I pray thee, through thy country: we will not pafs through the fields, or through the vineyards, Beither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go by the king's high way; we will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have paffed thy borders.

5 And the people frake against God, and against Moies, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness for there is no bread either is there any water; and our oul loatheth this light bread.

6 And the LORD fent fiery ferpents 18 And Edom faid unto him, Thoulamong the pople, and they hit the

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