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The Israelites go to Paran.

13 And they first took their journey according to the commandment of the Lord by the hand of Moses. 14 In the first place went the standard of the camp of the children of Judah according to their armies: and over his host was Nahshon the son of Amminadab. 15 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Issachar was Nethaneel the son of Zuar. 16 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Zebulun was Eliab the son of Helon. 17 And the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and the sons of Merari set forward, bearing the tabernacle. 18 " And the standard of the camp of Reuben set forward according to their armies: and over his host was Elizur the son of Shedeur. 19 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Simeon was Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai. 20 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

21 And the Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary: and the other did set up the tabernacle against they came. 22 And the standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim set forward according to their armies; and over his host was Elishama the son of Ammihud. 23 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Manasseh was Gainaliel the son of Pedahzur. 24 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Benjamin was Abidan the son of Gideoni. 25 " And the standard of the camp of the children of Dan set forward, which was the rere-ward of all the camps throughout their hosts: and over his host was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai. 26 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Asher was Pagiel the son of rail. 27 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Naphtali was Ahira the son of Enan. 28 Thus were the journeyings of the children of Israel according to their armies, when they set forward. 29 And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Raguel the Midianite, Moses' fatherin-law. We are journeying unto the place of which the Lord . I will give it you: come thou with us, and we will do thee good: for the Lord hath spoken good concerning Israel. 30 And he said unto him, I will not go; but I will depart to mine own land, and to my kindred. 31 And he said, Leave us not, I pray thee: forasmuch as thou knowest how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and thou mayest be to us instead of eyes.

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32 And it shall be, if thou go with us, yea, it shall be, that what goodness the ord shall do unto us, the same will we do unto thee. 33 || And they departed from the mount of the Lord three days’ journey: and the ark of the covenant of the Lond went before them in the three days’ journey, to search out a resting-place for them. 34 And the cloud of the Lord was upon them by day, when they went out of the camp. 35 And it came to pass, when the ar set forward, that Moses said, Rise u’), Lord, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee. 36 And when it rested, he said, Return, O Lord, unto the many thousands of Israel. CHAP. XI. ND when the people complained, it displeased the Lord : and the Lord heard it : and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the Lord burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp. 2 And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed unto the Lond, the fire was quenched. 3 And he called the name of the Taberah: because the fire of the burnt among them. 4 " And the mixed multitude that was among them fella lusting: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat 1 5 We remember the fish which we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick: 6 But now our soul is dried away; there is nothing at all, beside this manna, before our eyes. 7 And the manna was as coriander-seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of bdellium. 8 And the people went about, and gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in a mortar, and baked it in pans, and made cakes of it: and the taste of it was as the taste of fresh oil. 9 And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell upon it. 10 * Then Moses heard the people weep throughout their families, every man in the door of his tent: and the anger of the Lond was kindled greatly ; Moses also was displeased. 11 And Moses said unto the Lord, Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favour in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me ! 12 Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that thou shouldest say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing-father beareth the sucking child, unto the land which thou swearest unto their fathers?

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Seventy elders appointed. 13 Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people 1 for they weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat. 14 I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me. 15 And if thou deal thus with me, kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I have found favour in thy sight; and let me not see my wretchedness. 16 || And the Lord said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee. 17 And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them ; and they shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone. 18 And say thou unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to-morrow, and ye shall eat flesh: for ye have wept in the ears of the Lord, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: therefore the Lord will give you flesh, and ye shall eat. 19, Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days; 20 But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you : because that ye have despised the ło which is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt? 21" And Moses said, The people among whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen; and thou hast said, I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month. 22 Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them, to suffice them or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to suffice them 1 23 And the Lord said unto Moses, Is the Lord's hand waxed short thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass unto thee, or not. 24 " And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the Lord, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the tabernacle. 25 And the Lord came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy, elders; and it came to pass, that when the spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease. 26 But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the Spirit rested upon theri; and they were of them that were written, but went not


Quails are given in wrath. out unto the tabernacle: and they prophe sied in the camp.

27 And there ran a young man, and told

Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp.

28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the ser- .

vant of Moses, one of his young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them.

29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest .

thou for my sake? would God that all the LoRD's people were prophets, and that the Lord would put his § upon them. 30 And Moses gat him into the camp, he and the elders of Israel. 31 || And there went forth a wind from the Lord, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, as it were a day's journey on this side, and as it were a day's journey on the other side, round about the camp, and as it were two cubits high upon the face of the earth. 32 Aud the people stood up all that day, and all that night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quails: he that gathered least gathered ten homers: and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp. 33 And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of the LoRD was kindled against the people, and the Lord smote the people with a very great plague. 34 And he called the name of that place Kibroth-hattaavah : because there they buried the people that lusted. 35 And the people journeyed from Kibroth-hattaavah unto Hazeroth: and abode

at Hazeroth.
A\} Miriam and Aaron spake against
Moses because of the Ethiopian wo—
man whom he had married : for he had mar-
ried an Ethiopian woman.
2 And they said, Hath the Lord indeed
spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken
also by us? And the Lond heard it.
3 (Now the man Moses was very meek,
above all the men which were upon the face
of the earth.)
4 And the Lord spake suddenly unto
Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam
Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of
the congregation. And they three came
5 And the Lord came down in the pil-
lar of the cloud, and stood in the door of
the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Mi-
riam : and they both came forth.
6 And he said, Hear now my words: If
there be a prophet among you, I the Lord
will make myself known unto him in a vi-
sion, and will speak unto him in a dream.
7 My servant Moses is not so, who is
faithful in all mine house.
8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth,

even apparently, and not in dark speeches;

The names of the spies. and the similitude of the Lord shall he behold: wherefore then were ve not afraid to

against my servant Moses?

9 And the anger of the Lord was kindied against them; and he departed.

10 * And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow ; and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and behold, she was leprous.

ll And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein we have sinned.

12 Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he cometh out of his mother's womb.

13 And Moses cried unto the Lord, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech thee.

14 " And the Lord said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days 2 let her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received in again.

15. And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.

16 of And afterward the people removed from Hazeroth, and of in the wilderness of Paran.

CHAP. XIII. AYP the LoRD spake unto Moses, saying,

2 si thou men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall ye send a man, every one a ruler among them.

3 And Moses by the commandment of the Lord sent them from the wilderness of Paran : all those men were heads of the children of Israel.

4 And these were their names: Of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zac

cur. 5 Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori. 6. Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh. 7 §; the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph. 8 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea the son of Nun. 9 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Radhu. 10 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi. 11 Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi. 12 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gennalli. 13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael. 14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Wophsi. 15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi. 16

CHAP. X111.

Acts and reports of the spies.

16 These are the names of the men which Moses sent to spy out the land. And * called Oshea the son of Nun JehoSilua. 17 And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get you up this way southward, and go up into the mountain : 18 And see the land, what it is ; and the o that dwelleth therein, whether they e strong or weak, few or many; 19 And what the land is that they dwell in, whether it be good or bad; and what cities they be that they dwell in, whether in tents, or in strong holds; 20 And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the first ripe gra 21 So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath. 22 And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron; where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.) 23 And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates, and of the figs. 24 The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes which the children of Israel cut down from thence, 25 And they returned from searching of the land after forty days. 26 And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the coni. ation, and shewed them the fruit of the and. . 27 And they told him, and said, We came unto the io whither thou sentestus, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it. 28 Nevertheless, the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover, we saw the children of Anak there, 29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south; and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan, 30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. 31 But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. 32 And ". up, an evil report of the land which #’ had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. 33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. CHAP. XIV. ND all the ... ." lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night. 2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron : and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness! 3 And wherefore hath the Lord brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey ! were it not better for us to return into Egypt? 4 And they said one to another, Lotus make a captain, and let us return into Egypt, 5 'Then Moses and Aaron foll on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel. 6 " And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clotles: 7. And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land. S [f |... delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey. 9. Only rebel not ye against the Lord, neither fear ye the people of the land: for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the Lord is with us: fear them not. 10 But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. And the glory of the LoRD appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of Israel. 11 *. And the Lord said unto Moses, How long will this people provoke me ! and how long will it be ere, they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among them 1 12 I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they. 13 || And Moses said unto the Lord, Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for thou broughtest up this people in thy might from among them :) 14 And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land : for they have heard that thou Lord art among this people, that thou Lord art seen face to face, and that thy cloud standeth over them, and that thou goest before them, by day-time in a pillar

The people murmur at the news, NUMBERS.

and are threatened. of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night. 15 Now if thou shalt kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the same of thee will speak, saying, 16 Because the Lori was not able to bring this people into the land which he sware unto them, therefore he hath slain them in the wilderness. 17. And now, I beseech thce, let the power of my Lord be great, according as thou hast sjoke, saying, 18 The Lord is long-suffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation. 19 Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now. 20 And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to thy word: 21 but as truly as I live, all the earth shall lic filled with the glory of the Lorn. 22 Secause all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice; 23 Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoke me see it: 24 But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hāth sollowed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it. 25 (Now the Amalekites, and the Canaanites dwelt in the valley.) To-morrow turn you, and get you into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea. 26 " And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, 27 How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me ! I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me. 28 Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the Lond, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you : 29 Your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have imurmured against me, 30 Doubtless ye shall not come into the land concerning which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. 31. But your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised. 32 But as for you, your carcasses, they shall fall in this wilderness. 33 And your children shall wander in The Amalekites discomfit them.

the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcasses be wasted in the wilderness. 34. After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days (each day for a year) shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise. 35 I the Lord have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die. 36 ‘' And the men which Moses sent to search the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up a slander upon the land, 37 Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land, died by the plague before the Load. 3S But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of thernen that went to search the land,livedstill. 39 And Moses told these sayings unto all the children of Israel: and the people mourned greatly. 40 " And they rose up early in the morning, and gat them up into the top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we be here, and will go up unto the place which the Lord hath promised: for we have sinned. 41 And Moses said, Wherefore now do ye transgress the commandment of the Lord 1 but it shall not prosper.

42 Go not ". for the Lord is not among you; that ye not smitten before your enemies.

43 For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and ye shall fall by the sword: because ye are turned away from the Lond, therefore the Lord will not be with you.

44 But they presumed to go up unto the hill-top: nevertheless the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and Moses, departed not out of the camp.

45 Then the Amalekites came down, and the Canaanites which dwelt in that hill, and smote them, and discomfited them, even unto Hormah.


ND the Lond spake unto Moses, sayIng 2 speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land of your habitations, which I give unto you, - 3 And will make an offering by fire unto the Lorp, a burnt-offering, or a sacrifice in performing a vow, or in a free-will-offering, or in your solemn feasts, to make a sweet savour unto the Lord, of the herd, or of the

ock :

4 Then shall he that offereth his offering unto the Lord bring a meat-offering of a tenth-deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin of oil.

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The law of sundry offerings. 5 And the fourth part of an hin of wine for a drink-offering shalt thou prepare with. the burnt-offering or sacrifice, for one lamb. 6 Or for a ram, thou shalt prepare for a meat-offering two tenth-deals of flour mingled with the third part of an hin of oil. 7 And for a drink-offering thou shalt of. fer the third part of an hin of wine, for a sweet savour unto the Lorp. 8 And when thou preparest a bullock for a burnt-offering, or for a sacrifice in performing a vow, or peace-offerings unto the Lord: 9 Then shall he bring with a bullock a meat-offering of three tenth-deals of flour mingled with half an him of oil. 10. And thou shalt bring for a drink-offering half an hin of wine, for an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LoRD : 11 Thus shall it be done sor one bullock, or for one ram, or for a lamb, or a kid. 12 According to the number that ye shall prepare, so shall ye do to every one according to their number. 13 All that are born of the country shall do these things after this manner, in offering an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord. 14 " And if a stranger sojourn with you, or whosoever be among you in your generations, and will offer an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lond ; as ye do, so he shall do. 15 One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the straner that sojourneth with you, an ordinance or ever in your generations: as ye are, so shall the stranger be before the Loop. 16 One law and one manner shall, be for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you. so 17 ° And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, : 18 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land whither I bring you, i 19 Then it shall be, that when ye eat of the bread of the land, ye shall offer up an heave-offering unto the Lord. o 20 Ye shall offer up a cake of the first of your dough for an heave-offering : as ye do the heave-offering of the threshing-floor, so shall we heave it. 21 Of the first of your dough ye shall give unto the Lord an heave-offering in your generations. 22 And if ye have erred, and not observed all these commandments which the Lord hath spoken unto Moses, 23 Even all that the Lord hath commanded you by the hand of Moses, from the day that the Lord commanded Moses, and henceforward among your generations; 24 Then it shall be, if ought be committed by ignorance without the knowledge of the congregation, ": all the congregation

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