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The voluntary oblation. CHAP. XXXII. The Reubeniles petition Mojer.

and even and thirty thoufand and five hundred fheep:

37 And the LORD's tribute of the fheep was fix hundred and threefcore and fifteen.

38 And the beeves were thirty and fix thruand; of which the LORD's tribute wa, threefcore and twelve. 39 And the affes were thirty thoufod and five hundred; of which the LORD's tribute was threefcore and

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2 The children of Gad and the chil dren of Reuben came and fpake unto Mofes, and to Eleazar the priest, and unto the princes of the congregation, faying,

3 Ataroth,and Dibon, and Jazer,and Nimrah, and Hefhbon, and Elealeh, and Shebam, and Nebo, and Beon,

4 Even the country which the LORD fmote before the congregation of If rael, is a land for cattle, and thy iervants have cattle:

40 And the perfons were fixteen 5 Wherefore, faid they, if we have thoufand; of which the LORD's tri- found grace in thy fight, let this land bute war thirty and two perfons. be given unto thy fervants for a pof41 And Moies gave the tribute, feffion, and bring us not over Jordan. which was the LORD's heave offering, 6 And Mofes faid unto the children wato Eleazar the prieft, as the LORD of Gad and to the children of Reuben, commanded Mofes. Shall your brethren go to war, and

42 And of the children of Ifrael's fhall ye fit here? hall, which Mofes divided from thei men that warred,

7 And wherefore difcourage ye the heart of the children of Ifrael from going over into the land which the LORD hath given them?

43(Now the half that pertained unto the congregation was three hundred thousand and thirty thoufandandieven 8 Thus did your fathers, when I fent thousand and five hundred theep, them from Kadeh-barnea to fee the 44 And thirty and fix thoufand land. berves, 9 For when they went up unto the 45 And thirty thousand affes and valley of Efhcol, and faw the land, five hundred,

45 And fixteen thousand perfons:) 47 Even of the children of Ifrael's haif, Mofes took one portion of fifty, bath of man and of beaft, and gave them unto the Levites, which kept the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD; as the LORD commanded Mofes.

48 And the officers, which were over thousands of the hoft, the captains of thoufands, and captains of hundreds came near unto Mofes :

49 And they fald unto Mofes, Thy fervants have taken the fum of the men of war which are under our charge, and there lacketh not one man of us.

50 We have therefore brought an eblation for the LORD, what every man hath gotten, of jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, ear rings, and tablets, to make an atonement for our fouls before the LORD.

31 And Mofes and Eleazar the prieft took the gold of them,even all wrought

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they difcouraged the heart of the children of Ifrael, that they should not go into the land which the LORD had given them.

10 And the LORD's anger was kindled the fame time, and he fware, faying,

II Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, fhall fee the land which I fware unto Abraham, unto Ifaac, and unto Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me:

12 Save Caleb the fon of Jephunneh the Kenezite, and Joshua the fon of Nun: for they have wholly followed the LORD.

13 And the LORD's anger was kin dled againit Ifrael, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the light of the LORD, was confumed.

14 And, behold, ye are rifen up in your father's ftead, an increase of inful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of the LORD toward Ifrael. 52 And all the gold of the offering 15 For if ye turn away from after that they offered up to the LORD, of him, he will yet again leave them in the captains of thousands, and of the the wildernefs; and ye shall deftroy captains of hundreds, was fixteen thou-Jail this people.

and feven hundred and fifty thekels. 16 And they came near unto him,and 53 (For the men of war had taken faid, We will build fheepfolds here for fpeil, every man for himself.) our cattie,and cities for our little ones: 54 And Mofes and Eleazar the pricft 17 But we ourfelves will go ready took the gold of the captains of thou-armied before the children of Ifracl, fands and of hundreds, and brought it until we have brought them unto their into the tabernacle of the congrega-plice: and our little ones fhall dwell tion, for a memorial for the children in the fenced cities because of the fliraci before the LORD.


Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of cattle: and when they law the land of Jazer, and the Land of Gilead, that, behold, the place sa place for cattle;

inhabitants of the land.

18 We will not return unto our

houses, until the children of Ifrael have inherited every man his inheritance. 19 For we will not inherit with them on yonder lide Jordan, or forward; because our inheritance is fallen to us on this fide Jordan caward.

The Reubenites and Gaditer

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20 And Mofes faid unto them,If ye took it, and difpoffeffed the Amorite will do this thing, if ye will go armed which was in it. before the LORD to war,

21 And will go all of you armed over Jordan before the LORD, until he hath driven out his enemies from before him,

22 And the land be fubdued before the LORD; then afterward ye shall return, and be guiltlefs before the LORD, and before Ifrael; and this land fhall be your poffeffion before the LORD.

23 But if ye will not do fo, behold, ye have finned against the LORD: and be fure your fin will find you out.

24 Build you cities for your little ones, and folds for your fheep; and do that which hath proceeded out of your mouth.

25 And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben fpake unto Mofes, faying, Thy fervants will do as my lord commandeth.

26 Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our cattle, fhall be there in the cities of Gilead:

27 But thy fervants will pafs over, every man armed for war, before the LORD to battle, as my lord faith.

40 And Mofes gave Gilead unto Machir the fon of Manaffeh; and he dwelt therein.

41 And Jair the fon of Manasseh went and took the finall towns thereof, and called them Havoth-jair.

42 And Nobah went and took Kenath, and the villages thereof, and called it Nobah, after his own name. CHAP. XXXIII.

HESE are the journeys of the chil.

dren of Ifracl, which went forth out of the land of Egypt with their armies under the hand of Mofes and Aaron.

2 And Mofes wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of the LORD: and thefe are their journeys according to their goings out.

3 And they departed from Ramefes in the firft month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the morrow after the paffover the children of I rael went out with an high hand in the fight of all the Egyptians.

4 For the Egyptians buried all their firit born, which the LORD had fmit28 So concerning them Mofes com- ten among them: upon their gods alfo manded Eleazar the prieft, and Joshua (the LORD executed judgments. the fon of Nun, and the chief fathers 5 And the children of Ifrael removed of the tribes of the children of Ifrael: from Ramefes, and pitched in Succoth. 29 And Mofes faid unto them, If the 6 And they departed from Succoth, children of Gad and the children of and pitched in Etham, which is in the Reuben will pafs with you over Jordan, ledge of the wilderness.

every man armed to battle, before the 7 And they removed from Etham, LORD, and the land fhall be fubdued and turned again unto Pi-hahiroth, before you; then ye fhall give them which is before Baal-zephon: and they the land of Gilead for a poffeilion: pitched before Migdol.

30 But if they will not país over with you armed, they fhall have poffeffions among you in the land of Canaan.

31 And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered, faying, As the LORD hath faid unto thy fervants, fo will we do.

32 We will pafs over armed before the LORD into the land of Canaan, that the poffeffion of our inheritance on this fide Jordan may be our's.

33 And Mofes gave unto them, even to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and unto half the tribe of Manaffeh the fon of Jofeph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bathan, the land, with the cities thereof in the coafts, even the cities of the country round about.

34 And the children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer, 35 And Atroth,Shophan,and Jaazer, and Jogbehah,

8 And they departed from before Pi-hahiroth, and paffed through the midft of the fea into the wilderness, and went three days' journey in the wilderness of Ethain, and pitched in Marah.

9 And they removed from Marsh, and came unto Elim: and in Elim were twelve fountains of water, and three. fcore and ten palm trees; and they pitched there.

10 And they removed from Elim,and encamped by the Red fea.

II And they removed from the Red fea, and encamped in the wildernes of Sin.

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

13 And they departed from Dophkah, and encamped in Alush.

14 And they removed from Aluth, and encamped at Rephidim, where was no water for the people to drink. 36 And Beth-nimrah, and Beth- 15 And they departed from Rephiharan,fenced cities; and folds for theep.dim, and pitched in the wildernefs of 37 And the children of Reuben built Sinai.

Hethbon, and Elealeh, and Kirjathaim, 16 And they removed from the de38 And Nebo, and Baal-meon,(their fert of Sinai, and pitched at Kibrothnames being changed) and Shibmah: hattaavah. and gave other names unto the cities which they builded.

39 And the children of Machir the on of Manaffeh went to Gilead, and

17 And they departed from Kibroth hattaavah, and encamped at Hazeroth, 18 And they departed from Hazeroth, and pitched in Rithmah.

The journey of the Ifraelites. CHAP. XXXIV. The Canaanitesto be destroyed. 19 And they departed from Rithmah,, Beth-jefimoth, even unto Abel-fhittim and pitched at Rimmon-parez.

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

24 And they removed from Libnah, and pitched at Riffah.

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

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

24 And they removed from mount Shapher, and encamped in Haradah. 25 And they removed from Haradah, and pitched in Makheloth.

26 And they removed from Makheloth, and encamped at Tahath.

27 And they departed from Tahath, and pitched at Tarah.

28 And they removed from Tarah, and pitched in Mithcah.

in the plains of Moab.

50 And the LORD fpake unto Mofes in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, faying,

51 Speak unto the children of lfrael, and fay unto them, When ye are paffed over Jordan into the land of Canaan;

52 Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and deftroy all their pictures, and deftroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places:

53 And ye shall difpoffefs the inbabitants of the land, and dwell therein: for I have given you the land to poffefs it.

54 And ye fhall divide the land by iot for an inheritance among your fa 29 And they went from Mithcah, and milies: and to the more ye shall give pitched in Hafhmonah. the more inheritance, and to the fewer 30 And they departed from Hafh-ye fhall give the lefs inheritance: mona, and encamped at Moferoth. every man's inheritance fhall be in the 31 As they departed from Mofe-place where his lot falleth; according ruth, and pitched in Benejaakan. to the tribes of your fathers ye fhail 32 And they removed from Bene. inherit, jakan,and encamped at Hor-hagidgad. 33 and they went fromHor-hagidgad, and pitched in Jotbathah.

34 And they removed from Jotbathat, and encamped at Ebronah.

35 And they departed from Ebro. nah, and encamped at Ezion-gaber. 36 And they removed from Ezioner, and pitched in the wilderness of Z, which is Kadeth.

37 And they removed from Kadesh, oped in mount Hor, in the edge

of the land of Edom.

55 But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pafs, that thofe which ye let remain of them ballbe pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your fides, and fhall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell.

56 Moreover it fhall come to pass, that I fhall do unto you, as I thought to do unto them.

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38 And Aaron the prieft went up into 2 Command the children of Ifracl, mount Hor at the commandment of and fay unto them, When ye come the LORD, and died there, in the for-into the land of Canaan; (this is the tieth year after the children of Ifrael land that shall fall unto you for an were come out of the land of Egypt, inheritance, even the land of Canaan in the first day of the fifth month. with the coafts thereof:)

39 And Aaron was an hundred and twenty and three years old when he died in mount Hor.

40 And king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the fouth in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the children of lfrael.

41 And they departed from mount Hor, and pitched in Zalmonah.

42 And they departed from Zalmosah, and pitched in Punon.

43 And they departed from Punon, sad pitched in Oboth.

44 And they departed from Oboth, and pitched in ije-abarim, in the Larder of Moab.

45 And they departed from lim, and pitched in Dibon-gad.

46 And they removed from Dibon-
, and encamped in

3 Then your fouth quarter fhall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the coaft of Edom, and your fouth border fhall be the outmoft coaft of the falt fea eaftward:

4 And your border fhall turn from the fouth to the afcent of Akrabbim, and pafs on to Zin: and the going forth thereof fhall be from the fouth to Kadeh-barnea, and fhall go on to Hazar-addar, and pafs on to Azmon:

5 And the border fhall fetch a compafs from Azmon unto the river of Egypt, and the goings out of it shall be at the fea.

6 And as for the western border, ye fhall even have the great fea for a border: this fhall be your weft border.

7 And this shall be your north borAlmon-der: from the great fea ye fhall point out for you mount Hor:

47 And they removed from Almon- 8 From mount Hor ye fhall point thaim, and pitched in the moun-out your border unto the entrance of Hamath; and the goings forth of the border shall be to Zedad:

Tales of Alarim, before Nebo.

48 And they departed from the eins of Abaram, and pitched in e plains of Moab uy Jordan near

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4 And they pitched by Jordan, from

9 And the border fhall go on to Ziphron, and the goings out of it fall be at Hazar-enan: this fall be your north border.

The borders of the land.


The cities of refuge. TO And ye shall point out your caft 2 Command the children of Ifra border from Hazer-enan to Shepham: that they give unto the Levites of th II And the coaft thall go down from inheritance of their poffeffion citi Shepham to Riblah, on the eaft fide to dwell in; and ye fhall give alfouni of Ain; and the border fhall defcend, the Levites fuburbs for the citie and fhall reach unto the fide of the round about them.

3 And the cities fhall they have to

fea of Chinnereth eastward : 12 And the border fhall go down to dwell in; and the fuburbs of them Jordan; and the goings out of it fhall fhall be for their cattle, and for their be at the falt fea; this fhall be your goods, and for all their beafts. land, with the coafts thereof round 4 And the fuburbs of the cities about. which ye thall give unto the Levites 13 And Mofes commanded the chil-ball reach from the wall of the city dren of Ifrael, faying, This is the land and outward a thousand cubits round which ye fhall inherit by lot, which about. the LORD, commanded to give unto the nine tribes, and to the half tribe:

5 And ye fhall measure from with out the city on the eaft fide two 14 For the tribe of the children of thoufand cubits, and on the fouth Reuben according to the houfe of their fide two thoufand cubits, and on the fathers, and the tribe of the children weft fide two thoufand cubits, and on of Gad according to the houfe of their the north fide two thousand cubits fathers, have received their inberit-and the city ball be in the midit ance; and half the tribe of Manaffeh this fhall be to them the fuburb of have received their inheritance: the cities.

15 The two tribes and the halftribe 6 And among the cities which ye have received their inheritance on this fide Jordan near Jericho eastward, toward the fun rifing.

16 And the LORD spake unto Mofes, faying,

17 Thefe are the names of the men which fhall divide the land unto you: Eleazar the priest, and Jofhua the fon

of Nun.

18 And ye fhall take one prince of every tribe, to divide the land by inheritance.

fhall give unto the Levites there fhall be fix cities for refuge, which ye shall appoint for the man flayer, that he may flee thither: and to them ye fhall add forty and two cities.

7 So all the cities which ye fhall give to the Levites fhall be forty and eight cities: them hall ye give with their fuburbs.

8 And the cities which ye fhall give ball be of the poffeffion of the chil dren of Ifrael: from them that have many, ye fhall give many: but from them that have few, ye shall give few: every one fhall give of his cities unte 20 And of the tribe of the children the Levites according to his inherit of Simeon, Shemuel the fon of Am-ance which he inheriteth. mihud.

19 And the names of the men are thefe of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the fon of Jephunneh.

ar Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the fon of Chiflon.

22 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Dan, Bukki the fon of Jogli.

9 And the LORD fpake unto Mo. fes, faying,

10 Speak unto the children of lfrael, and fay unto them, when ye be come over Jordan into the land of Canaan II Then ye fhall appoint you cities 23 The prince of the children of to be cities of refuge for you; that the Jofeph, for the tribe of the children flayer may flee thither, which killeth of Manaffeh, Hanniel the fon of any perfon at unawares. Ephod.

24 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Ephraim, Kemuel the fen of Shiphtan.

25 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Zebulun, Elizaphan the fon of Parnach.

26 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Iffachar, Paltiel the fon of Azzan.

27 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Ather, Ahihud the fon of


28 And the prince of the tribe of the ehildren of Naphtali, Pedahel the fon of Ammihud.

29 These are they whom the LORD Commanded to divide the inheritance unto the children of Ifrael in the land of Canaan.


ND the LORD fpake unto Mofes A in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, faying,

iz And they fhall be unto you cities for refuge from the avenger; that the man flayer die not, until he ftand be fore the congregation in judgment.

13 And of thefe cities which ye fhall give fix cities thall ye have for refuge.

14 Ye fhall give three cities on this fide Jordan, and three cities fhall ye give in the land of Canaan, which shall be cities of refuge.

Is Thefe fix cities fhall be a refuge, both for the children of Ifrael, and for the ftranger, and for the fojourner among them: that every one that killeth any perfon unawares may tice


16 And if he fmite him with an inftrument of iron, fo that he die, he a murderer: the murderer fhall furely be put to death.

17 And if he fmite him with throwing a ftone, wherewith he may dir. and he die, he is a murderer: the imurderer fall furely be put to death.

The laws of murder.

CHAP. XXXVI. Of Zelopbebad's daughters.

18 Or if he fmite him with an band, weapon of wood, wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall furely be put to death.


AND the chief fathers of the fami lies of the children of Gilead, the fon of Machir, the fon of Manaffeh, of the families of the fons of Joseph,

and before the princes, the chief fa thers of the children of Ifrael:

19 The revenger of blood himself came near, and ipake before Moles fhall flay the murderer: when he meeteth him, he shall flay him. 20 But if he thruft him of hatred, ar burl at him by laying of wait, that

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21 Or in enmity fmite him with his hand, that he die: he that fmote bim hall furely be put to death: for he is a murderer: the revenger of blood fhall day the murderer, when he meeteth) Aim.

2 And they faid, The LORD commanded my lord to give the land for an inheritance by lot to the children of Ifrael: and my lord was com manded by the LORD to give the inheritance of Zeluphehad our brother unto his daughters.

3 And if they be married to any of the fons of the other tribes of the 22 But if he thrus him fuddenly children of lfrael, then thall their without enmity, or have caft upon inheritance be taken from the inhe him any thing without laying of wait; ritance of our fathers, and fhall be 23 Or with any stone, wherewith a put to the inheritance of the tribe man may die, leeing him not, and caft whereunto they are received: 10 thall it upon him, that he die, and was not it be taken from the lot of our in his enemy, either fought his harm: heritance. 24 Then the congregation fhall judge 4 And when the jubilee of the chil between the flayer and the revenger of dren of Ifrael fhall be, then fhall their blood according to thefe judgments: inheritance be put unto the inheritance 25 And the congregation fhall deliver of the tribe whereunto they are re the flayer uut of the hand of the re-ceived: fo fhall their inheritance be venger of blood, and the congregation taken away from the inheritance of fhall restore him to the city of his the tribe of our fathers. refuge, whither he was fled: and he 5¶ And Mofes commanded the chil fhall abide in it unto the death of the dren of Ifrael according to the word high priest, which was anointed with of the LORD, faying, The tribe of the the holy oil. fons of Jofeph hath faid well.

26 But if the flayer shall at any time come without the border of the city of his refuge, whither he was fled;

27 And the revenger of blood find him without the borders of the city of his refuge, and the revenger of blood kill the flayer; he shall not be guilty of Mood:

28 Because he should have remained in the city of his refuge until the death of the high prieft; but after the death of the high prieft the flayer shall re.. turn into the land of his poffeffion.

6 This is the thing which the LORD doth command concerning the daugh ters of Zelophehad, faying, Let them marry to whom they think beft; only to the family of the trive of their father fhall they marry.

7 So fhall not the inheritance of the children of Ifrael remove from tribe to tribe: for every one of the children of Ifrael fhall keep himfelf to the in heritance of the tribe of his fathers.

unto one of the family of the tribe of her father, that the children of ifrael may enjoy every man the inheritance. of his fathers.

8 And every daughter, that pof feffeth an inheritance in any tribe of 29 So these things fhall be for a fta-the children of Ifrael, thall be wife tute of judgment unto you throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 30 Whofo killeth any perfon, the murderer fhall be put to death by the mouth of witnelles: but one witnefs fhall not teflify against any perfon to caufe bim to die.

9 Neither thail the inheritance remove from one tribe to another tribe; but every one of the tribes of the 31 Moreover ye fhall take no fatis-children of Ifrael thall keep himfelf faction for the life of a murderer, to his own inheritance. which is guilty of death: but he shall be furely put to death.

32 And ye shall take no fatisfaction for him that is fled to the city of his refuge, that he should come again to dwell in the land, until the death of the high prieft.

10 Even as the LORD commanded Mofes, fo did the daughters of Ze lophehad:

11 For Mahlah, Tirzah,and Hoglab, and Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, were married unte their father's brothers' fons:

33 50 ye thall not pollute the land) 12 And they were married into the wherein ye are. for blood it defileth families of the fons of Manaffeh the the land: and the land cannot be fon of Jofeph, and their inheritance cleanfed of the blood that is fhed remained in the tribe of the family of therein, but by the blood of him that their father. hed it.

13 There are the commandments and 34 Defile not therefore the land the judgments, which the LORD com, which ye fhall inhabit, wherein Imanded by the hand of Mofes unte well: for I the LORD dwell among the children of Ifrael in the plains bf the children of lfel Moab by Jordan near Jerkko.


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