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Siken and Ogain. people; and much people of Ifrael border of the children of Ammon was ftrong.


7 Therefore the people came to Mofes, and faid, We have finned; for we have spoken against the LORD and int thee: pray unto the LORD, that be take away the ferpents from us.) And Mofes prayed for the people. 8 And the LORD faid unto Mofes, Make thee a fiery ferpent, and fet it apon a pole: and it fhall come to pafs, that every one that is bitten, when he koketh upon it, fhall live.

25 And Ifrael took all thefe cities: and ifrael dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in leibbon, and in all the villages thereof.

26 For Hethbon was the city of Siton the king of the Amorites, who had fought againft the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even unto Arnon.

27 Wherefore they that fpeak in proverbs fay, Come into Hefhbon, 9 And Mofes made a ferpent of let the city of Sihon be built and fs, and put it upon a pole and it prepared: to país, that if a ferpent had bitten any man, when he beheld the fpen: of brafs, he lived.

10 And the children of Ifrael fet forward, and pitched in Oboth.

11 And they journeyed from Oboth, and pitched at Ije-abarim, in the wil demes which is before Moab, toward the fun rifing.

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28 For there is a fire gone out of Hefhbon, a fiame from the city of Sihon: it hată confumed Ar of Moab, and the lords of the high places of Arnon.

29 Woe to thee, Moab! thou art undone, O people of Chernofh: he hath given his fons that efraped, and his daughters, into captivity unto Sihon. king of the Amorites.

From thence they removed, and pitched in the valley of Zared. 30 We have hot at them: Hefhbon 13 From thence they removed, and is perifhed even unto Dibon, and we pithed on the other fide of Arnon, have laid them wafte even unto Nowhich it in the wilderness that cometh phah, which reacheth unto Medeba. sat of the coafts of the Amorites: for 31 Thus Ifrael dwelt in the land

Amon the border of Moab, between of the Amorites.
Moab and the Amorites.

32 And Mofesfent to fpy out Janzer, 14 Wherefore it is faid in the book and they took the villages thereof, of the wars of the LORD, What he did and drove out the Amorites that were in the Red fea, and in the brooks of there. Aran,

15 And at the ftream of the brooks that geth down to the dwelling of Ar, and eth upon the border of Moab.

16 And from thence they went to Beer: that is the well whereof the Lone ipake unto Mofes, Gather the people together, and I will give them


17 Then Ifrael fang this fong, Spring up, O well; fing ye unto it:

18 The princes digged the well, the nables of the people digged it, by the retion of the lawgiver, with their Aaves. And from the wildernefs they

went to Mattanah:

19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel:

und from Nahaliel to Bamoth.

20 And from Bamoth in the valley, that in the country of Moab, to the top of Pifgah, which looketh toward Jemon.

21 And Ifrael fent meffengers unto Sibon king of the Amorites, faying, 22 Let me pafs through thy land: we will not turn into the fields, or into the vineyards; we will not drink of the waters of the well: butwe will go along Is the king's bigb way, until we be pan thy borders.

33 And they turned and went up by the way of Bafhan: and Og the king of Bahan went out againft them, he, and all his people, to the battle at Edrei.

34 And the LORD faid unto Mofes, Fear him not: for 1 have delivered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land; and thou fhalt do to him as thou didft unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Hellbon.

35 So they fmote him, and his fons,
and all his peopl, until there was
none left him alive: and they pof.
feffed his land.

Award, and pitched in the plains of
Moab, on this fide Jordan by Jericho.

children of lfrael fet for

2 And Balak the fon of Zippor faw all that Ifrael had done to the Amorites.

3 And Moab was fore afraid of the people, becaufe they were many: and Moab was diftreffed becaufe of the children of lfrael.

4 And Moab faid unto the elders of Midian, Now fhall this company lick up all that are round about us, as the ox icketh up the grafs of the field. And Balak the fon of Zippor was king 23 And Sihon would not fuffer Ifrael of the Moabites at that time. to pafs through his border: but Sihon 5 He fent meffengers therefore unto thered all his people together, and Balaam the fon of Bear to Pethor, went out agunft Ifrael into the wil-which is by the river of the land of fernels; and he came to Jahaz, and the children of his people, to call gainst Ifrael. him, faying, Behold, there is a people 24 And Ifrael finote him with the come out from Egypt: behold, they elp of the fward, and poffeded his cover the face of the earth, and they Arnon unto Jabbok, even fabide over against me:

the the caihdren of Ammun: for the Come now therefore, I pray thee,

Balak fendeth for Balaam. NUMBERS.

Balaam, afi fpeaketh. Curfe me this people; for they are tool turned afide out of the way, and went mighty for me: peradventnre I fhall into the field: and Balaam fmote the prevail, that we may fmite them, and afs, to turn her into the way. that 1 may drive them out of the 24 But the angel of the LORD food land: for I wot that he whom thou in a path of the vineyards, a wall being bleffeft is bleffed, and he whom thou on this fide, and a wall on that fide. curfeft is cursed.

7 And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand: and they came unto Balaam, and fpake unto him the words of Halak.

8 And he faid unto them, Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word again, as the LORD fhail fpeak unto me and the princes of Moab abode with Kalaam.

9 And God came unto Balaam, and faid, What men are thefe with thee? IO And Balaam faid unto God, BaJak the fon of Zippor, king of Moab, hath fent unto me, faying,

25 And when the afs faw the angel of the LORD, the thrust herself unto the wall, and cruthed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he fmote her again.

26 And the angel of the LORD went further, and flood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left.

27 And when the ais faw the angel of the LORD, fhe fell down under Ba laam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he fmote the afs with a staff.

28 And the LORDоpened the mouth of the afs, and the faid unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee that thou haft fmitten me thefe three times ?

11 Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth: come now, curfe me them; peradventure I fhall be able to overcome them, and drive them out. 12 And God faid unto Balaam, Thou 30 And the afs faid unto Balaam, fhalt not go with them; thou shalt not Am not I thine afs, upon which thou curfe the people: for they are bleffed. haft ridden ever fince I was thine 13 And Balaam rofe up in the morn-unto this day? was I ever wont to do ing, and faid unto the princes of Balak, fo unto thee? And he faid, Nay. Get you into your land: for the LORD 31 Then the LORD opened the eyes refufeth to give me leave to go with of Balaam, and he faw the angel of the you. LORD ftanding in the way, and his fword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell fiat on his face.

29 And Balaam. faid unto the afs, Becaufe thou haft mocked me: I would there were a fword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee.

14 And the princes of Moab rofe up, and they went unto Balak, and faid, Balaam refuseth to come with us.

15 And Balak fent yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they.

16 And they came to Balaam, and faid to him, Thus faith Balak the fon of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from coming unto me:

17 For I will promote thee unto very great honour, and i will do whatfoever thou fayeft unto me: come therefore, I pray thee, curfe me this people.

18 And Balaam anfwered and faid untothe fervants of Balak, If Balaly would give me his houte full of filver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do lefs or more.

19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye alfo here this night, that I may know what the LORD will fay unto

me more.

20 And God came unto Balaam at night, and faid unto him, If the men come to call thee, rife up, and go with them; but yet the word which I fhall fay unto thee, that shalt thou do.

21 And Balaam rofe up in the morning, and faddled his afs, and went with the princes of Moab.

22 And God's anger was kindled because he went: and the angel of the LORD flood in the way for an adverfary against him. Now he was riding upon his afs, and his two fervants were with him.

23 And the afs faw the angel of the Loap ftanding in the way, and bis fword drawn in his hand; and the afs

32 And the angel of the LORD faid unto him, Wherefore haft thou fmitten thine afs these three times? behold, I went out to withstand thee, becaufe toy way is perverfe before me:

33 And the afs faw me, and turned from me these three times: unless the had turned from me, furely now allo I had flain thee, and faved her alive.

34 And Balaam laid unto the angel of the LORD, I have finned: for I knew not that thou floodeft in the way against me: now therefore, if it difpleafe thee, I will get me back again.

35 And the angel of the LORD faid unto Balaam, Go with the men: but only the word that I fhall speak unto thee, that thou shalt fpeak. So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.

36 And when Balak heard that Balaam was come, he went out to meet him unto a city of Moab, which is in the border of Arnon, which is in the utmoft coaft.

37 And Balak faid unto Balaam, Did I not earnestly fend unto thee to call thee? wherefore cameft thou not unto me? am I not able indeed to pro note thee to honour?

38 And Balaam faid unto Balak, Lu, I am come unto thee; have I now any power at all to fay any thing? the word that God putteth in my mouth, that shall I speak.

39 And Balaam went with Bala and they came unto Kirjath-hungth.

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His prophecy.

40 And Balak offered oxen and and the princes of Moab with him. fheep, and fent to Balaam, and to the And Balak faid unto him, What hath princes that were with him. the LORD fpoken ?

41 And it came to pafs on the morrow, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of Baal, that thence he might fee the stmo part of the people.

18 And he took up his parable, and faid, Rife up, Balak, and hear; heark en unto me, thou fon of Zippor:

19 God is not a man, that he fhould lie; neither the fon of man, that he CHAP. XXIII, fhould repent: hath he faid, and fhall ND Balaam faid unto Balak, Build he not do it? or hath he fpoken, and

A me here even altars, and pre-hall be not make it good!


pare me here feven oxen and feven 20 Behold, I have received commandment to bless, and be hath 2 And Balak did as Balaam had bleffed; and I cannot reverfe it. fpoken; and Balak and Balaam offered 21 He hath not beheld iniquity in every altar a bullock and a ram. Jacob, neither hath he feen perverfe. 3 And Balaam faid unto Balak, nefs in lfrael: the LORD his God is Stand by thy burnt offering, and I will with him, and the fhout of a king is go: peradventure the LORD will come among them. to meet me; and whatsoever he fheweth me I will tell thee. And he went to an high places

4 And God met Balaam: and he faid unto him, I have prepared feven altars, and 1 have offered upon every altar a bullock and a ram.

22 God brought them out of Egypt: he hath as it were the ftrength of an unicorn.

23 Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any di vination againft Ifrael: according to this time it fhall be faid of Jacob and 5 And the LORD put a word in Ba-of Ifrael, What hath God wrought! ham's mouth, and laid, Return unto Balak, and thus thou fhalt fpeak. 6 And he returned unto him, and, lo, he flood by his burnt facrifice, he, and all the princes of Moab.

71 And he took up his parable, and faid, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the eaft, faying, Come, turie me Jacob; and come, defy Ifrael. 8 How fhall I curie, whom God hath not curfed or how fhall 1 defy, tubom the LORD hath not defied?

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9 For from the top of the rocks fee him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and fhall not be reckoned among the


10 Who can count the duft of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Hirael? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my laft end be like

24 Behold, the people fhall rife up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he fhall not lie down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the flain.

Neither curfe them at all, nor blets 25 And Balak faid unto Balaam, them at all.

26 But Balaam anfwered and faid unto Balak, Told not I thee, faying, All that the LORD ipeaketh, that i muft do?

27 And Balak faid unto Balaam, Come, I pray thee, 1 will bring thee unto another place; peradventure it will pleafe God that thou mayeft curie me them from thence.

28 And Balak brought Balaam unto the top of Peor, that looketh toward Jefhimon.

29 And Balaam faid unto Balak, Build me here feven altars, and pre.. pare me here feven bullocks and fe ven rams.

11 And Balak faid unto Balaam, What haft thou done unto me? I took 30 And Balak did as Baalam ha thee to curfe mine enemies, and, be-faid, and offered a bullock and a ram hold,thou haft bleffed them altogether. on every altar. 12 And he anfwered and faid, Mutt

I not take heed to speak that which the LORD hath put in my mouth?


A pleafed the LORD to biefs Ifract, he went not, as at other times, to feek for enchantments, but he fet his face toward the wilderness.

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13 And Balak faid unto him, Come, I pray thee, with me unto another place, from whence thou mayeft fee them: thou fhalt fee but the utmoft 2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, part of them, and thalt not fee them and bc faw Ifrael abiding in his tenti all: and curfe me them from thence. according to their tribes: and the 14 And he brought him into the spirit of God came upon him. field of Zophim, to the top of Phgah, and built feven altars, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar.

15 And he faid unto Halak, Stand here by thy burnt offering, while I meet the LORD yonder.

16 And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and faid, Go again unto Balak, and fay thus.

3 And he took up his parable, and faid, Balaam the fon of Beor hath faid, and the man whofe eyes are open hath faid:

4 He hath faid, which heard the words of God, which faw the vifion of the Almighty, falling into a tran., but having his eyes open :

5 How goodly are tay tents, O J

17 And when he came to him, be-cob, and thy tabernacles, O Ifrael! 13, he food by his burnt offering,

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forth, as gardens by the river's fide, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD hath planted,and as cedar trees befide the waters.

7 He fhall pour the water out of his buckets, and his feed ball be in many waters, and his king fhall be higher than Agag, and his kingdom fhall be exalted.

8 God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the ftrength of an unicorn: he foall eat up the nations his enemies, and fhall break

Zimri and Cozbi flain.

wafted until Asfhur fhall carry thee away captive.

23 And he took up his parable, and faid, Alas, who fhall live when God doeth this!

24 And fhips hall come from the coaft of Chittim, and fhall afflict Afthur, and fhall afflict Eber, and he alfo fhall perifh for ever.

25 And Balaam rofe up, and went and returned to his place: and Balak alfo went his way. CHAP. XXV.

ND Ifrael abode in Shittim, and

their bones, and pierce them through the people began to commit

with his arrows.

9 He couched, he lay down as alion, and as a great lion who fhall ftir Moab. him up? Bleffed is he that bleffeth 2 And they called the people unto thee, and curfed is he that curfeth the facrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods.

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10 And Balak's anger was kindled againft Balaam, and he fmote his hands together: and Balak faid unto Balaam, I called thee to curfe mine enemies, and, behold, thou haft altogether bleffed them thefe three times.

II Therefore now flee thou to thy place: I thought to promote thee unto great honour; but, lo, the LORD hath kept thee back from honour.

12 And Balaam faid unto Balak, Spake I not alfo to thy meffengers which thou fenteft unto me, faying,

13 If Balak would give me his houfe full of filver and gold, I cannot go be. yond the commandment of the LORD, to do either good or bad of mine own mind; but what the LORD faith, that will I fpeak?

14 And now, behold, I go unto my people come therefore, and 1 will advertife thee what this people fhall do to thy people in the latter days.

15 And he took up his parable, and faid, Balaam the fon of Beor hath faid, and the man whofe eyes are open hath faid:

16 He hath faid, which heard the words of God, and knew the knowledge of the moft High, which faw the vifion of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:

17 fhall fee him, but not now: I fhall behold him, but not nigh; there fhall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre fhall rife out of Ifrael, and thail finite the corners of Moab, and deftroy all the children of Sheth.

3 And Ifrael joined himself unto Baal-peor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Ifrael.

4 And the LORD faid unto Mofes, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the LORD against the fun, that the fierce anger of the LORD niay be turned away from Ifrael,

5 And Mofes faid unto the judges of Ifrael, Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baal-peor.

6 And, behold, one of the children of Ifrael came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the fight of Mofes, and in the fight of all the congregation of the children of Ifrael, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congre gation.

7 And when Phinehas, the fon of Eleazar, the fon of Aaron the priest, faw it, he rofe up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand;

8 And he went after the man of If. rael into the tent, and thruft both of them through, the man of Ifrael, and the woman through her belly. So the plague was flayed from the children of lirael.

9 And thofe that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.

10 And the LORD ipake unto Mofes, faying,

11 Phinehas,the fon of Eleazar, the fon of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of 18 And Edom fhall be a poflefon, Ifrael, while he was zealous for my Seir alfo fhall be a poffeffion for fake among them, that I confumed not bis enemies and lfraelfhall do va-the children of Ifrael in my jealoufy. liantly.

19 Out of Jacob fhall come he that fhall have dominion, and fhall deftroy him that remaineth of the city.

12 Wherefore fay, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace:

13 And he shall have it, and his feed after him, even the covenant of an 20 And when he looked on Ama-everlafting prieâhood; because hel lek, he took up his parable, and faid, was zealous for his God, and made an Amalek was the firit of the nations; atonement for the children of irael. but his latter ead ball be that he perith for ever.

21 And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable, and faid, Strong is thy dwelling place, and thou puttell thy neft in a rock.

22 Nevertheless the Kenites fhallbel

14 Now the name of the Ifraelite that was flain, even that was flain with the Midianitifh woman, was Zimri, the fon of Salu, a prince of a chief houfe among the Siniconites.

15 And the name of the Midianitish woman that was in w. Cozbi, the

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daughter of Zur; he was head over af people,and of a chief houfe in Midian. 16 And the LORD fpake unto Mofes, faying,

17 Vex the Midianites, and fmite them:

18 For they vex you with their wiles, wherewith they have beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of Midian, their filter, which was flain in the day of the plague for CHAP. XXVI.

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ND it came to pafs after the plague, that the LORD fpake unto Mofes and unto Eleazar the fon of Aaron the pricft, faying,

number of Ifrael.

16 Of Ozni, the family of the Oznites: of Eri, the family of the Erites: 17 Of Arod, the family of the Arodites: of Areli, the family of the Arelites.

18 These are the families of the children of Gad according to thofe that were numbered of them, forty thoufand and five hundred.

19 The fons of Judah were Er and Onan and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.

20 And the fons of Judah after their families were; of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites: of Pharez, the fa mily of the Pharzites: of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites.

21 And the fons of Pharez were; 2 Take the fum of all the congre- of Hezron, the family of the Hezrongation of the children of Ifrael, from ites: of Hamul, the family of the twenty years old and upward,through- Hamulites.

out their fathers' house, all that are 22 These are the families of Judah able to go to war in Ifrael. according to thofe that were number3 And Mofes and Eleazar the priefted of them, threefcore and fixteen fake with them in the plains of Moab thoufand and five hundred. by Jordan near Jericho, faying,

4 Take the fum of the people, from twenty years old and upward; as the LORD Commanded Mofes and the children of Ifrael, which went forth out of the land of Egypt.

23 Of the fons of Iffachar after their families: of Tola, the family of the Tolaites: of Pua, the family of the Punites :

24 Of Jafhub, the family of the Jafhubites: of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites.

5 Reuben, the eldeft fon of Ifrael: the children of Reuben; Hanoch, of 25 Thefe are the families of Iffawebem cometh the family of the Ha-char according to thofe that were nochites: of Pallu, the family of the numbered of them,threefcore and four Falluites: thoufand and three hundred.

6 of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: of Carmi, the family of the Carmites.

26% of the fons of Zebulun after their families: of Sered, the family of the Sardites: of Elon, the family of 7 Thefe are the families of the Reu-the Elonites: of Jahleel, the family of benites and they that were numbered the Jahleelites. of them were forty and three thoufand and feven hundred and thirty.

27 Thefe are the families of the Zebulunites according to thofe that were numbered of them, threefcore thoufand and five hundred.

8 And the fons of Pallu; Eliab. 9 And the fons of Eliab; Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. This is that 28 The fons of Jofeph after their Dathan and Abiram, which were fa-families were Manaffeh and Ephraim. mous in the congregation, who trove againft Mofes and againft Aaron in the company of Korah, when they ftrove against the LORD:

10 And the earth opened her mouth, and fwallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men: and they became a fign.

11 Notwithstanding the children of Korah died not.

12 The fons of Simeon after their families: of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites: of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites: of Jachin, the family of the Jachinites:

13 Of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites: of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites.

14 Thefe are the families of the Simeonites, twenty and two thoufand

and two hundred.

29 Of the fons of Manaffeh: of Machir, the family of the Machirites: and Machir begat Gilead: of Gilead come the family of the Gileadites.

30 Thefe are the fons of Gilead: of Jeezer, the family of the Jeezerites: of Helek, the family of the Helekites: 31 And of Afriel, the family of the Afrielites: and of Shechem, the family of the Shechemites:

32 And of Shemida, the family of the Shemidaites: and of Hepher, the family of the Hepherites.

33 And Zelophehad the fon of Hepher had no fons, but daughters: and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.

34 Thefe are the families of Manaffeh, and those that were numbered of them, fifty and two thousand and feven hundred.

35% Thefe are the fons of Ephraim 15 The children of Gad after after their families: of Shuthelah, their families: of Zephon, the family the family of the Shuthalhites: of of the Zephonites: of Haggi, the fa-Becher, the family of the Bachrites: mily of the Haggites: of Shuni, the of Tahan, the family of the Tahantes. family of the Shunites: 36 And these are the fons of Shu

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