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The punishment of Korah, &c. CHAP. XVI. Aaron stays the plague. vineyards : wilt thou put out the eyes of that the ground clave asunder that was aese men ? we will not come up.

under them : 15 And Moses was very wroth, and said 32 And the earth opened her mouth, unto the LORD, Respect not thou their of- and swallowed them up, and their houses, fering: I have not taken one ass from them, and all the men that appertained unto Koneither have I hurt one of them.

rah, and all their goods. 16 [ And Moses said unto Korah, Bel 33 They, and all that appertained to thou and all thy company before the LORD, them went down alive into the pit, and the thou, and they, and Aaron, to-morrow: Tearth closed upon them: and they perished

17 And take every man his censer, and from among the congregation. put incense in them, and bring ye before 34 And all Israel that were round about the LORD every man his censer, two hun-them, fled at the cry of them: for they said, dred and fifty censers: thou also and Aaron Lest the earth swallow us up also. each of you his censer.

35 And there came out a fire from the 18 And they took every man his censer, Lord, and consumed the two hundred and and put fire in them, and laid incense fifty men that offered incense. thereon, and stood in the door of the taber- 36 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, nacle of the congregation with Moses and saying, Aaron.

Į 37 Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron 19 And Korah gathered all the congre- the priest, that he take up the censers out gation against them unto the door of the of the burning, and scatter thou the fire tabernacle of the congregation : and the yonder ; for they are hallowed. glory of the LORD appeared unto all the 38 The censers of these sinners against congregation.

their own souls, let them make them broad 20 And the LORD spake unto Moses and plates for a covering of the altar : for they unto Aaron, saying,

offered them before the Lord, therefore 21 Separate yourselves from among this they are hallowed : and they shall be a sign congregation, that I may consume them in unto the children of Israel. a moment.

1 39 And Eleazar the pricst took the bra22 And they fell upon their faces, and zen censers, wherewith they that were said, O God, the God of the spirits of all burnt had offered; and they were made flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be broad plates for a covering of the altar : wroth with all the congregation ?

40 To be a memorial unto the children 23 [ And the LORD spake unto Moses, (of Israel, that no stranger, which is not of saying,

the seed of Aaron, come near to offer in24 Speak unto the congregation, saying, cense before the LORD; that he be not as Get you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, and as his company: as the LORD Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.

said to him by the hand of Moses. 25 And Moses rose up, and went unto 41 | But on the morrow all the congreDathan and Abiram; and the elders of Is- gation of the children of Israel murmured rael followed him.

against Moses and against Aaron, saying, 26 And he spake unto the congregation, Ye have killed the people of the LORD. saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents 42 And it came to pass when the conof these wicked men, and touch nothing of gregation was gathered against Moses and theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins. against Aaron, that they looked toward

27 So they gat up from the tabernacle the tabernacle of the congregation : anu be. of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every hold, the cloud covered it, and the glory of side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, the Lord appeared. and stood in the door of their tents, and! 43 And Moses and Aaron came before their wives, and their sons, and their little the tabernacle of the congregation. children.

144 And the LORD spake unto Moses, 28 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall saying, know that the Lord hath sent me to do all 45 Get you up from among this congrethese works; for I have not donc them of gation, that I may consume them as in a minc own mind.

moment. And they fell upon their faces. 29 If these men die the common death 46 1 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take of all men, or if they be visited after the visi- a censer, and put fire therein from off the tation of all men; then the Lord hath not altar, and put on incense, and go quickly sent me.

unto the congregation, and make an atone30 But if the Lord make a new thing, ment for them: for there is wrath gone out and the earth open her mouth, and swallow from the LORD; the plague is begun. them up, with all that appertain unto them, 47 And Aaron took as Moses commandand they go down quick into the pit; then ed, and ran into the midst of the congregaye shall understand that these men have tion; and behold, the plague was begun provoked the LORD.

among the people : and he put on incense, 31 1 And it came to pass, as he had and made an atonement for the people. made an end of speaking all these words, 48 And he stood between the dead

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Aaron's rod budding.

The portion of the priests. and the living; and the plague was Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thoa stayed.

with thee, that they may be joined unto 49 Now they that died in the plague thee, and minister unto thee: but thou and were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, thy sons with thee shall minister before the beside them that died about the matter of tabernacle of witness. Korah.

13 And they shall keep thy charge, and 50 And Aaron returned unto Moses unto the charge of all the tabernacle: only they the door of the tabernacle of the congre- shall not come nigh the vessels of the saucgation : and the plague was stayed.

tuary and the altar, that neither they, nor CHAP. XVII.

ye also, die. AND the Lord spake unto Moses, say- 4 And they shall be joined unto thee, and

keep the charge of the tabernacle of the 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and congregation, for all the service of the tatake of every one of them a rod according bernacle: and a stranger shall not cuine to the house of their fathers, of all their nigh unto you. princes according to the house of their fa- 5 And ye shall keep the charge of the thers, twelve rods: write thou eiery man's sanctuary, and the charge of the altar: name upon his rod.

Ithat there be no wrath any more upon the 3 And thou shalt write Aaron's name children of Israel. upon the rod of Leri: for one rod shall be 6 And I, behold, I have taken your bre for the head of the house of their fathers. thren the Levites from among the children

4 And thou shalt lay them up in the ta- of Israel : to you they are given as a gift bernacle of the congregation before the for the Lord, to do the service of the tatestimony, where I will meet with you. bernacle of the congregation.

5 And it shall come to pass, that the 7 Therefore thou and thy sons with thee man's rod, whom I shall choose, shall blos- shall keep your priest's office for every som: and I will make to cease from me the thing of the altar, and within the vail ; and murmurings of the children of Israel, where-ve shall serve: I have given your pricst's by they murmur against you.

office unto you as a service of gift: and the 6 And Moses spake unto the children stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to of Israel, and every one of their princes death. gave him a rod apiece, for each prince one, & af And the LORD spake unto Aaron, according to their fathers' houses, eren Beliold, I also have given thee the charge twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was of mine heave-offerings of all the hallowed among their rods.

things of the children of Israel; unto thee 7 And Moses laid up the rods before the have I given them by reason of the anointLord in the tabernacle of witness. ling, and to thiy sons, by an ordinance for

8 And it came to pass, that on the mor- ever. row Moses went into the tabernacle of wita! 9 This shall be thine of the most holy ness; and behold, the rod of Aaron for the things reserved from the fire: every ollation house of Levi was budded, and brought of theirs, every mcat-offering of theirs, and forth buds, and blooined blossoms, and yidd- every sin-ofiering of theirs, and every trooed almonds.

pass-offering of theirs, which they shall 9 And Moses brought out all the rods render unto me, shall be mosi holy for tice from before the Lord unto all the children and for thy sons. of Israel : and they looked, and took every 10 In the most holy place shalt thou eat man his rod.

it; every male shall eat it: it shall be lioly 10 1 And the Lord said unto Moses, unto thee. Bring Aaron's rod again, before the testi- 11 And this is thine; the heave-offering mony, to be kept for a token against the of their gilt, with all the wave-offerings of rebels; and thou shalt quite take away their the children of Israel: I have given uein murmurings from me, that they die not. unto thee, and to thy sors, and to thy

11 And Moses did so: as the LORD com- daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: manded him so did he.

every one that is clean in thy liouse shall 12 And the children of Israel spake unto eat of it. Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perishi, 12 All the best of the oil, and all the we all perish.

best of the wine and of the wheat, the first13 Whosoever cometh any thing near fruits of them which they shall offer unto unto the tabernacle of the LORD shall die : the LORD, them have I given ther. shall we be consumed with dying?

13 And whatsoever is first ripe in tl:e CHAP. XVIII.

land, which they shall bring unto the LORD, AND the LORD said unto Aaron, Thou shall be thine; every one that is clean in A and thy sons and thy father's house thine house shall eat of it. with thee shall bear the iniquity of the sanc- 14 Every thing devoted in Israel shall be tuary: and thou and thy sons with thee thine. shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood. 15 Every thing that openeth the matrix 2 And thy brethren also of the tribe of lin all flesh, which they bring unto the


The Levites' portion.

CHAP. XIX. The water of separation. LORD, whether it be of men or beasts, shall and ye shall give thereof the Lord's heave be thine: nevertheless, the first-born of offering to Aaron the priest. man shalt thou surely redeem, and the first- 29 Out of all your gifts ye shall offer ling of unclean beasts shalt thou redeem. every heave-offering of the LORD, of all the

16 And those that are to be redeemed best thereof, even the hallowed part thereof from a month old shalt thou redeem, ac- out of it. cording to thine estimation, for the money 30 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, of fire shekels, after the shekel of the sanc- When ve have heaved the best thereof from wary, which is twenty gerahs.

it, then it shall be counted unto the Levites 17 But the firstling of a cow, or the first- as the increase of the threshing-floor, and ling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, as the increase of the wine-press. thou shalt not redeem; they are holy : thou 31 And ye shall eat it in every place, ye shalt sprinkle their blood upon the altar, and your households : for it is your reward and shalt burn their fat for an offering for your service in the tabernacle of the made by fire, for a sweet savour unto the congregation. LORD.

32 And ye shall bear no sin by reason of 18 And the flesh of them shall be thine, it, when ye have heaved from it the best of as the wave-breast and as the right shoulder it: neither shall ye pollute the holy things are thine.

of the children of Israel, lest ye die. 19 All the heave-offerings of the holy

CHAP. XIX. things, which the children of Israel offer AND the Lord spake unto Moses and anto the LORD, have I given thee, and thy A unto Aaron, saying, sons and thy daughters with thee, by a sta- 2 This is the ordinance of the law which tute for ever: it is a covenant of salt for the Lord hath commanded, saying, Speak erer before the LORD unto thee and to thy unto the children of Israel, that they bring ca with thee.

thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is 20 And the Lord spake unto Aaron, no blemish, and upon which never came Thou shalt have no inheritance in their yoke : land, neither shalt thou have any part 3 And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the among them: I am thy part and thine in- priest, that he may bring her forth without heritance among the children of Israel. the camp, and one shall slay her before his

21 1 And behold, I have given the chil- face : dren of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an 4 And Eleazar the priest shall take of inheritance, for their service which they her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of serve, even the service of the tabernacle of her blood directly before the tabernacle of the congregation.

the congregation seven times: 22 Neither must the children of Israel 5 And one shall burn the heiser in his henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her the congregation, lest they bear sin, and blood, with her dung, shall he burn: die.

I 6 And the priest shall take cedar-wood, 23 But the Levites shall do the service of and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the the tabernacle of the congregation, and midst of the burning of the heifer. they s'all bear their iniquity : It shall be 7 Then the priest shall wash his clothes, a statute for ever throughout your genera- and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and tions, that among the children of Israel afterward he shall come into the camp, they have no inheritance.

find the priest shall be unclean until the 24 But the tithes of the children of Is-even. rael, which they offer as an heave-offering 8 And he that burneth her shall wash his unto the LORD, I have given to the Levites clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in wati inherit: therefore I have said unto them, ter, and shall be unclean until the even. Among the children of Israel they shall 9 And a man that is clean shall gather have no inheritance.

up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up 25 $ And the LORD spake unto Moses, without the camp in a clean place, and it saving,

shall be kept for the congregation of the 26 Thus speak unto the Levites, and children of Israel for a water of separation: say unto them, When ye take of the chil- it is a purification for sin. dren of Israel the tithes which I have given 10 And he that gathereth the ashes of Fou from them for your inheritance, then ve the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unshall offer up an heave-offering of it for the clean until the even: and it shall be unto LORD, even a tenth part of the tithe, the children of Israel, and unto the stran

27 And this your heave-offering shall be ger that sojourneth among them, for a stareckoned unto you, as though it were the tute for ever. corn of the threshing-floor, and as the ful- 11 He that toucheth the dead body of ness of the wine-press.

any man shall be uncle:.n seven days. 28 Thus ye also shall offer an heave-of-l 12 'He shall purify himself with it on the lering unto the Lord of all your tithes third day, and on the seventh day he shall Which ye receive of the children of Israel; be clean: but if he purify not himself the The people murmur for watcr. NUMBERS.

Water out of the rock. third day, then the seventh day he shall not this evil place ? it is no place of seed, or be clean.

of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; 13 Whosoever toucheth the dead body neither is there any water to drink. of any man that is dead, and purifieth not 6 Aad Moses and Aaron went from the himself, defileth the tabernacle of tlie LORD; presence of the assembly unto the door of and that soul shall be cut off from Israel : the tabernacle of the congregation, and because the water of separation was not they sell upon their faces : and the glory of sprinkled upon liim, he shall be unclean; the LORD appeared unto them. his uncleanness is yet upon him.

17. And the LORD spake unto Moses, 14 This is the law, when a man dieth in saying, a tent: all that come into the tent, and all 8 Take the rod, and gather thou the asthat is in the tent, shall be unclean seven sembly together, thou and Aaron thy brodays.

ther, and speak ye unto the rock before 15 And every open vessel, which hath their eyes; and it shall give forth his wano covering bound upon it, is unclean. ter, and thou shalt bring forth to them water

16 And whosoever toucheth one that is out of the rock : so thou shalt give the conslain with a sword in the open fields, or a gregation and their beasts drink. dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, 9 And Moses took the rod from before shall be unclean seven days.

the Lord, as he commanded him. 17 And for an unclean person they shall 10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the take of the ashes of the burnt heifer of pu- congregation together before the rock, and rification for sin, and running water shall be he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; put thereto in a vessel:

must we fetch you water out of this 18 And a clean person shall take hyssop, rock? and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it 11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and with his rod he smote the rock twice : and upon the persons that were there, and upon the water came out abundantly, and the him that touched a bone, or one slain, or congregation drank, and their beasts also. one dead, or a grave:

12 1 And the Lord spake unto Moses 19 And the clean person shall sprinkle and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to upon the unclean on the third day, and on sanctify me in the eyes of the children of the seventh day : and on the seventh day Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this conhe shall purify himself, and wash his gregation into the land which I bave given clothes, and bathe himself in water, and them. shall be clean at even.

| 13 This is the water of Meribah; be20 But the man that shall be unclean, cause the children of Israel strove with the and shall not purify himself, that soul shall Lord, and he was sanctified in them, be cut off from among the congregation, 14 | And Moses sent messengers from because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus saith LORD: the water of separation hath not thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean. travail that hath befallen us :

21 And it sliall be a perpetual statute 15 How our fathers went down into unto them, that he that sprinkleth the water Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long of separation shall wash his clothes, and time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our he that toucheth the water of separation fathers: shall be unclean until even.

| 16 And when we cried unto the LORD, 22 And whatsoever the unclean person he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and toucheth shall be unclean; and the soul hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and that toucheth it shall be unclean until even. (behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the utCHAP. XX.

termost of thy border : THEN came the children of Israel, cven 17 Let us pass, I pray thce, through the

1 the whole congregation, into the de-country: we will not pass through the sert of Zin in the first month : and the peo- fields, or through the vineyards, peither ple abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died will we drink of the water of the wells: we there, and was buried there.

will go by the king's highway, we will not 2 And there was no water for the con- turn to the right hand nor to the left, until gregation; and they gathered themselves we have passed thy borders. together against Moses and against Aaron. 18 And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt

3 And the people chode with Moses, not pass by me, lest I come out against and spake, saying, Would God that we thee with the sword. had died when our brethren died before the19 And the children of Israel said unto

him, We will go by the highway: and if I 4 And why have ye brought up the con- and my cattle drink of thy water, then I gregation of the LORD into this wilderness, will pay for it: I will only, without doing that we and our cattle should die there? any thing else, go through on my feet. .

5 And wherefore have ye made us to 20 And he said, Thou shalt not go come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto through. And Edom came out against

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of the fiery serpents. CHAP. XXI. Journeys of the Israelites. him with much people, and with a strong serpents from us. And Moses prayed for hand.

the people. 21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel 8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make passage through his border : wherefore Is- thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: rael turned away from him.

and it shall come to pass, that every one 22 I And the children of Israel, even the that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall whole congregation, journeyed from Ka- live. desh, and came unto mount Hor.

| 9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, 23 And the LORD spake unto Moses and and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast of the that if a serpent had bitten any man, when land of Edom, saying

he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived. 24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his peo- 10 (And the children of Israel set forple: for he shall not enter into the land ward, and pitched in Oboth. which I have given unto the children of Is- 11 And they journeyed from Oboth, and rael, because ye rebelled against my word pitched at lje-abarim, in the wilderness at the water of Meribah.

which is before Moab, toward the sun-ris25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and ing. bring them up unto mount Hor:

| 12 From thence they removed, and pitch26 And strip Aaron of his garments, and ed in the valley of Zared. put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron 13 From thence they removed, and pitchshall be gathered unto his people, and shall ed on the other side of Arnon, which is in die there.

the wilderness that cometh out of the coasts 27 And Moses did as the LORD com- of the Amorites : for Arnon is the border manded : and they went up into mount Hor of Moab, between Moab and the Amoin the sight of all the congregation.

rites. 29 And Moses stripped Aaron of his gar- 14 Wherefore it is said in the book of the ments, and put them upon Eleazar his son ; wars of the LORD, What he did in the Red and Aaron died there in the top of the sea, and in the brooks of Arnon, mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down 15 And at the stream of the brooks that from the mount.

goeth down to the dwelling of Ar, and lieth 29 And when all the congregation saw upon the border of Moab. that Aaron was dead, they mourned for 16 And from thence they went to Beer : Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Is- that is the well whereof the LORD spake rael.

unto Moses, Gather the people together, CHAP. XXI.

and I will give them water. A ND when king Arad the Canaanite, 17 Then Israel sang this song, Spring A which dwelt in the south, heard tell up, well; sing ye unto it: that Israel came by the way of the spies; 18 The princes digged the well, the nothen he fought against Israel, and took bles of the people digged it, by the direcsome of them prisoners.

|tion of the lawgiver, with their staves. And 2 And Israel vowed a vow unto the LORD, from the wilderness they went to Mattanah: and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this 19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel : and people into my hand, then I will utterly de- from Nahaliel to Bamoth: stroy their cities

20 And from Bamoth in the valley, that 3. And the Lord hearkened to the voice is in the country of Moab, to the top of of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; Pisgah, which looketh toward Jeshimon. and they utterly destroyed them and their 21 [ And Israel sent messengers unto cities: and he called the name of the place Sihon king of the Amorites, saying, Hormah.

22 Let me pass through thy land : we 4 And they journeyed from mount will not turn into the fields, or into the vineHor by the way of the Red sea, to compass yards; we will not drink of the waters of the land of Edom: and the soul of the peo- the well: but we will go along by the ple was much discouraged because of the king's highway, until we be past thy borway.

ders. 5 And the people spake against God, 23 And Sihon would not suffer Israel to and against Moses, Wherefore have ye pass through his border: but Sihon gathbrought us up out of Egypt to die in the ered all his people together, and went out wilderness ? for there is no bread, neither is against Israel into the wilderness : and he there any water; and our soul loatheth this came to Jahaz, and fought against Israel : light bread.

24 And Israel smote him with the edge 6 And the LORD sent fiery serpents of the sword, and possessed his land from among the people, and they bit the people; Arnon unto Jabbok, even unto the children and much people of Israel died.

of Ammon: for the border of the children 7 1 Therefore the people came to Moses, of Ammon was strong. and said, We have sinned, for we have spo-l. 25 And Israel took all these cities : and ken against the LORD, and against thee; Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, pray unto the LORD, that he take away thelin Heshbon, and in all the villages thereof

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