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Balaam is sent for by Balak. NUMBERS.' His ass speaks to him. * 26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon that he whom thou blessest is blessed and the king of the Amorites, who had fought he whom thou cursest is cursed. against the former king of Moab, and taken 7 And the elders of Moab and the elders all his land out of his hand, even unto of Midian departed with the rewards of Arnon

divination in their hand; and they came 27 Wherefore they that speak in pro-unto Balaam, and spake unto him the verbs say, Come into Heshbon, let the city words of Balak. of Sihon be built and prepared :

8 And he said unto them, Lodge here 28 For there is a fire gone out of Hesh- this night, and I will bring you word bon, a fame from the city of Sihon : it hath again, as the LORD shall speak unto me: consumed Ar of Moab, and the lords of and the princes of Moab abode with Bathe high places of Arnon.

laam. 29 Wo to thee, Moab! Thou art undone, 9 And God came unto Balaam, and said, O people of Chemosh: he hath given his What men are these with thee? sons that escaped, and his daughters, into 10 And Balaam suid unto God, Balak captivity unto Sihon king of the Amo- the son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent rites.

. unto me, saying, 30 We have shot at them ; Heshbon is 11 Behold, there is a people come out perished even unto Dibon, and we have of Egypt, which covereth the face of the laid them waste even unto Nophah, which earth: come now, curse me them; peradrcacheth unto Medeba.

venture I shall be able to overcome them, 31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the and drive them out. Amorites.

12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou • 32 And Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, shalt not go with them; thou shalt not and they took the villages thereof, and curse the people: for they are blessed. drove out the Amorites that were there. 13 And Balaam rose up in the morning,

33 [ And they turned and went up by and said unto the princes of Balak, Get the way of Bashan: and Og the king of you into your land : for the Lord refuseth Bashan went out against them, he, and all to give me leave to go with you. , his people, to the battle at Edrei."

14 And the princes of Moab rose up, 34 And the Lord said unto Moses, Fear and they went unto Balak, and said, Bahim not: for I have delivered him into thy laam refuseth to come with us. hand, and all his people, and his land ; and 15 And Balak sent yet again princes, thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Si- more, and more honourable than they. hon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at 16' And they came to Balaam, and said Heshbon. :

to him, Thus saith Balak the son of Zip35 So they sinote him, and his sons, and por, Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee all his people, until there was none left him from coming unto me: alive : and they possessed his land.

17 For I will promote thee unto very .. CHAP. XXII.

great honour, and I will do whatsoever AND the children of Israel set forward, thou sayest unto ine: come therefore, I Hl and pitched in the plains of Moab on pray thee, curse me this people. this side Jordan by Jericho.

18 And Balaam answered and said unto 2 1 And Balak the son of Zippor saw all the servants of Balak, If Balak would give that Israel had done to the Amorites. me his house full of silver and gold, I can

3 And Moab was sore afraid of the peo- not go beyond the word of the LORD my ple, because they were many: and Moab God, to do less or more. was distressed because of the children of 19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye Israel.

Jalso here this night, that I may know what 4 And Moab said unto the elders of Mi- the Lord will say unto me more.. dian, Now shall this company lick up all 20 And God came unto Balaam at night, that are round about us, as the ox licketh and said unto him, If the men come to call ap the grass of the field. And Balak the thee, rise up, and go with them: but yet son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at the word which I shall say unto thee, that that time.

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shalt thou do. 5 He sent messengers therefore unto 21 And Balaam rose up in the 1.7orning, Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is and saddled his ass, and went with the by the river of the land of the children of princes of Moab. his people, to call him, saying, Behold, 22 | And God's anger was kindled bethere is a people come out from Egypt: cause he went : and the angel of the LORD behold, they cover the face of the earth, stood in the way for an adversary against and they abide over against me:

him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and 6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, his two servants were with him. Curse me this people; for they are too 23 And the ass saw the angel of the mighty for me : peradventure I shall pre- LORD standing in the way, and his sword vail, that we may smite them, and that I drawn in his hand : and the ass turned may drive them out of the land: for I wotlaside out of the way, and went into the

Balak entertains Balaam. CHAP. XXIII.

Balak's sacrifices. Geld : and Balaam smote the ass, to turn 39 And Balaam went with Balak, and her into the way.

they came unto Kirjath-hùzoth. 24 But the angel of the LORD stood in 40 And Balak offered oxen and sheep, a path of the vineyards, a wall being on and sent to Balaam, and to the princes that this side, and a wall on that side.

were with him. 25 And when the ass saw the angel of 41 And it came to pass on the morrow, the LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall, that Balak took Balaam, and brought him and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: up into the high places of Baal, that thence and he smote her again.

he might see the utmost part of the people. 26 And the angel of the LORD went fur-1

CIIAP. XXIII. . ther, and stood in a narrow place, where was! AND Balaam said unto Balak, Build no way to turn either to the right hand Al me here seren altars, and prepare me or to the left.

There seven oxen and seven rams. 27 And when the ass saw the angel of 2 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; the LORD, she fell down under Balaam : and Balak and Balaam offered on every and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he altar a bullock and a ram. srote the ass with a staff.

13 And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand 28 And the LORD opened the mouth of (by thy burnt-offering, and I will go: per. the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What adventure the LORD will come to meet ine: have I done unto thee, that thou hast smit- and whatsoever he sheweth me I will tell to me these three times ?

thee. And he went to an high place. 29 And Balaam said unto the ass, Be- 4 And God met Balaam : and he said cause thou hast mocked me: I would there unto him, I have prepared seven altars, wore a sivord in mine hand, for now would and I have offered upon every altar a bulI kill thee.

lock and a ram, 30 And the ass said unto Balaam, Am 5 And the Lord put a word in Balaam's Lot I thine ass, upon which thou hast rid- mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and den ever since I was thine unto this day? thus thou shalt speak. was I erer wont to do so unto thee? And 6 And he returned unto him, and lo, he be said, Nay.

stood by his burnt-sacrifice, he, and all the 31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of princes of Moab. Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD 7 1 And he took up his parable, and standing in the way, and his sword drawn said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought in his land: and he bowed down his head, me from Aram, out of the mountains of the and fell flat on his face.

jeast, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and 32 And the angel of the Lord said unto conie, defy Israel. him, Wherefore hast thou smittcn thine 8 How shall I curse, whom God hath ass these three times? behold, I went out not cursed ? or how shall I defy, wllom the to withstand thee, because thy way is per- Lord hath not deficd ? Terse before me:

19 For froin the top of the rocks I see 33 And the ass saw me, and turned him, and from the Hills I behold him : lo, from ine these three times : unless she had the people shall dwell alone, and shall not turned from me, surely now also I had slain be reckoned among the nations. thee, and saved her alive.

1 10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, 34 And Balaam said unto the angel of and the number of the fourth pari of Isthe LORD, I have sinned; for I knew not rael ? Let me die ihe death of the righteous, that thou stoodest in the way against me: and let my last end be like his ! now therefore, if it displease thee, I will 11 And Balak said unto Balaam, What get me back again.

last thou done unto me? I took thee to 35 And the angel of the Lord said unto curse mine enemies, and behold, thou hast Balaam, Go with the men: but only the blessed them altogether. word that I shall speak unto thee, that thou 12 And he answered and said, Must 1 shalt speak: so Balaam went with the prin- not take heed to speak that which the ces of Balak.

Lord hath put in my mouth? 36 | And when Balak heard that Ba- 13 And Balak said unto him, Come, I laam was come, he went out to meet him pray thee, with me unto another place, unto a city of Moab, which is in the bor- from whence thou mayest see them: thou der of Arnon, which is in the utmost coast. shalt see but the utmost part of them, and

37 And Balak said unto Balaam, Did I shalt not see them all: and curse me them not earnestly send unto thee to call thee? from thence. wherefore camest thou not unto me ? am 14 | And le brought him into the field I not able indeed to promote thee to ho- of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built. pour ?

seven altars, and offered a bullock and a 38 And Balaam said unto Balak, Lo, I ram on every altar. am come unto thee: have I now any power 15. And he said unto Balak, Stand here at all to say any thing? the word that God by thy burnt-offering; while I meet the putteth in my mouth, that shall I speak. LORD yonder.

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Star of Jacob foretold. 16 And the LORD met Balaam, and put mighty, falling into a trance, but having his a word in his mouth, and said, Go again eyes open : unio Balak, and say thus.

5 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, 17 And when he came to him, behold, and thy tabernacles, O Israel ! he stood by his burnt-offering, and the 6 As the valleys are they spread forth, as princes of Moab with him. And Balak gardens by the river's side, as the trees of said unto him, What hath the LORD spo-lign-aloes which the Lord hath planted, and ken?

as cedar-trees beside the waters. 18 ( And he took up his parable, and 7 He shall pour the water out of his said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken buckets, and his seed shall be in many waunto me, thou son of Zippor:

ters, and his king shall be higher than 19 God is not a man, that he should lie;| Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted. neither the son of man, that he should re-l 8 God brought him forth out of Egypt: pent: hath he said, and shall he not do it ? he hath as it were the strength of an unior hath he spoken, and shall he not make it corn: he shall eat up the nations his enegood!

mies, and shall break their bones, and pierce 20 Behold, I have received command-them through with his arrows. ment to bless : and he hath blessed, and I 9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and cannot reverse it.

as a great lion: who shall stir him up ! 21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: is he that curseth thee. the LORD his God is with him, and the shout 10 | And Balak's anger was kindled of a king is among them.

against Balaam, and he smote his hands to 22 God brought them out of Egypt; he gether : and Balak said unto Balaam, I callhath as it were the strength of an unicorn. led thee to curse mine enemies, and behold,

23 Surely thercis no enchantment against thou hast altogether blessed them these Jacob, neither is there any divination against three times. Israel: according to this time it shall be 11 Therefore now flee thou to thy place: said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God I thought to promote thee unto great howrought!

nour; but lo, the LORD hath kept thee back 24 Behold, the people shall rise up as from honour. a great lion, and lift up himself as a young 12 And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake lion : he shall not lie down until he eat of I not also to thy messengers which thou the prey, and drink the blood of the slain. sentest unto me, saying,

25 ( And Balak said unto Balaam, Nei- 13 If Balak would give me his house full ther curse them at all, nor bless them at all. of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the

26 But Balaam answered and said unto commandment of the LORD, to do either Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that the good or bad of mine own mind; but what LORD speaketh, that I must do ?

the LORD saith, that will I speak ? . 27 And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, 14 And now, behold, I go unto my peoI pray thee, I will bring thee unto another ple: come therefore, and I will advertise place; peradventure it will please God thee what this people shall do to thy people that thou mayest curse me them from in the latter days. thence.

| 15 | And he took up his parable, and 28 And Balak brouglit Balaam unto the said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, top of Peor, that looketh toward Jeshimon. and the man whose eyes are open hath said:

29 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build 16 He hath said, which heard the words me here seven altars, and prepare me here of God, and knew the knowledge of the seven bullocks and seven rams.

Most High, which saw the vision of the Al 30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, mighty, falling into a trance, but having his and offered a bullock and a ram on every eyes open : altar.

.17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall CHAP. XXIV.

behold him, but not nigh: there shall corne AND when Balaam saw that it pleased a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise A the Lord to bless Israel, he went not, out of Israel, and shall smite the corners as at other times, to seek for enchantments, of Moab, and destroy all the children of but he set his face toward the wilder-Sheth. ness.

| 18 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir 2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he also shall be a possession for his enemies; saw Israel abiding in his tents according and Israel shall do valiantly. to their tribes, and the Spirit of God came 19 Out of Jacob shall come he that shall upon him.

have dominion, and shall destroy him that 3 And he took up his parable, and said, remaineth of the city. Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the 20 And when he looked on Amalek, he man whose eyes are open hath said: took up his parable, and said, Amalek roas

4 He hath said, which heard the words the first of the nations but his latter end of God, which saw the vision of the All shall be that he perish for ever.

Zimri and Cozbi slain. CHAP. XXV, XXVI. The Israelites numbered. 21 And he looked on the Kenites, and! 14 Now the name of the Israelite that took up his parable, and said, Strong is thy was slain, even that was slain with the Mididwelling-place, and thou puttest thy nest anitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, ma rock.

a prince of a chief house among the Sime22 Nevertheless, the Kenite shall be onites. rasted, until Ashur shall carry thee away 15 And the name of the Midianitish wocaptive.

man that was slain was Cozbi the daughter 23 And he took up his parable, and said, of Zur; he was head over a people, and of Alas, who shall live when God doeth this !a chief house in Midian.

24 And ships shall come from the coast 16 4 And the LORD spake unto Moses, of Chittim, and shall afflict Ashur, and saying, shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish 17 Vex the Midianites and smite them: for ever.

18 For they vex you with their wiles, 35 And Balaam rose up, and went and wherewith they have beguiled you in the returned to his place: and Balak also went matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, his way.

the daughter of a prince of Midian their CHAP. XXV.

sister, which was slain in the day of the AND Israel abode in Shittim, and the plague for Peor's sake. A people began to commit whoredom

CHAP. XXVI. with the daughters of Moab.

TAND it came to pass after the plague, ? And they called the people unto the A that the LORD spake unto Moses, and sacrifices of their gods: and the people unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, did eat, and bowed down to their gods.. saying,

3 And Israel joined himself unto Baal-) 2 Take the sum of all the congregation peor: and the anger of the LORD was kin- of the children of Israel, from twenty years dled against Israel.

old and upward, throughout their fathers' 4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take house, all that are able to go to war in Isall the heads of the people, and hang them rael. up before the LORD against the sun, that 3 And Moses and Eleazar the priest the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned spake with them in the plains of Moab by away from Israel.

• Jordan near Jericho, saying, 5 And Moses said unto the judges of Is- 4 Take the sum of the people, from twenty rael, Slay ve erery one his men that were years old and upward; as the LORD comjoined unto Baal-peor..

manded Moses and the children of Is 6 f And, behold, one of the children of rael, which went forth out of the land of Israel came and brought unto his brethren Egypt. a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, 5 1 Reuben the eldest son of Israel: the and in the sight of all the congregation of children of Reuben ; Hanoch, of whom the children of Israel, who were weeping comcth the family of the Hanochites : of before the door of the tabernacle of the Pallu, the family of the Palluites: congregation.

6 Of Hezron, the family of the Hezron7 And when Phinehas, the son of Elea-ites: of Carmi, the family of the Carmites, zar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he 7 These are the families of the Reubenrose up from among the congregation, and sites: and they that were numbered of them took a javelin in his hand;

were forty and three thousand and seven 8 And he went after the man of Israel hundred and thirty. into the tent, and thrust both of them 8 And the sons of Pallu; Eliab. through, the man of Israel, and the woman 9 And the sons of Eliab; Nemuel, and through her belly: So the plague was stay- Dathan, and Abiram. This is that Dathan ed from the children of Israel.

and Abiram, which were famous in the con9 And those that died in the plague were gregation, who strove against Moses and twenty and four thousand.

against Aaron in the company of Korah, 10 I And the LORD spake unto Moses, when they strove against the LORD:

1 10 And the earth opened her mouth, and 11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son swallowed them up together with Korah, of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath when that company died, what time the firo away from the children of Israel, (while he devoured two hundred and fifty men: and was zealous for my sake among them,) that they became a sign. Iconsumed not the children of Israel in my 11 Notwithstanding the children of Kajealousy,

rah died not. 12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto 12 1 The sons of Simeon after their fahim my covenant of peace :

milies: of Nemuel, the family of the Ne13 And he shall have it, and his seed af-muelites : of Jamin, the family of the Jater him, even the covenant of an everlasting minites: of Jachin, the family of the Ja. priesthood; because he was zealous for his chinites : God, and made an atonement for the chil- 13 Of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites: dren of Israel.

Tof Shaul, the family of the Shaulites.

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The Israclites numbered. · NUMBERS... . The land divided.

14 These are the families of the Simeon- 34 These are the families of Manasscli, ites, twenty and two thousand and two hun- and those that were numbered of them, dred.

fifty and two thousand and seven hun15 1 The children of Gad after their fami-dred. lies: of Zephon, the family of the Zephon- 35 1 These are the sons of Ephraim afites: of Haggai, the family of the Hag- ter their families : of Shuthelah, the family gites: of Shuni, the family of the Shunites: of the Shuthalhites : of Becher, the family

16 Of Ozni, the family of the Oznites: of the Bachrites: of Tahan, the family of of Eri, the family of the Erites:

the Tahanites. 17 Of Arod, the family of the Arodites: 36 And these arc the sons of Shuthelalı: of Areli, the family of the Arelites. of Eran, the family of the Eranites.

18 These are the families of the chil- 37 These are the families of the sons of dren of Gad, according to those that were Ephraim according to those that were numnnumbered of them, forty thousand and five bered of them, thirty and two thousand and hundred

| five hundred. These are the sons of Jo19 I The sons of Judah were Er and seph after their families. Onan : and Er and Onan died in the land 38 1 The sons of Benjamin after their faof Canaan.

milies : of Bela, the family of the Belaites : 20 And the sons of Judah after their fa- of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites: of milies were; of Shelah, the family of the Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites : Shelanites: of Pharez, the family of the 39 Of Shupham, the family of the ShuPharzites: of Zerah, the family of the phamites: of Hupham, the family of the Zarhites.

Huphamites. 21 And the sons of Pharez were; of 40 And the sons of Bela were Ard and Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of Naaman:of Ard, the family of the Ardites : Hamul, the family of the Hamulites. land of Naaman, the family of the Naamites. · 22 These are the families of Judah ac- 41 These are the sons of Benjamin after cording to those that were numbered of their families: and they that were numberthem, ihreescore and sixteen thousand and ed of them were forty and five thousand and five hundred.

six hundred. 23 [ Of the sons of Issachar after their 42 1 These are the sons of Dan after families: of Tola, the family of the Tola- their families : of Shuham, the family of the ites: of Pua, the family of the Punites: Shuhamites. These are the families of • 24 Of Jashub, the family of the Jashub-Dan after their families. ites: of Shimron, the family of the Shim- 43 All the families of the Shuhamites ronites.

according to those that were numbered of 25 These are the families of Issachar them, werc threescore and four thousand and according to those that were numbered of four hundred. them, threescore and four thousand and 44 I Of the children of Asher after their three hundred.

families; of Jimna, the family of the Jim20 ! Oj the sons of Zebulon after their nites : of Jesui, the family of the Jesuites: families : of Sered, the family of the Sar- of Beriah, the family of the Beristes. dites: of Elon, the family of the Elonites: 45 Of the sons of Beriah: of Heber, the of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleclites. family of the Heberites: of Malchiel, the

27 These are the families of the Zebu- family of the Malchielites. lunites according to those that were number- 46 And the name of the daughter of ed of them, threescore thousand and five Asher was Sarah. hundred.

| 47 These are the families of the sons of 28 ? The sons of Joseph after their fami- Asher according to those that were numberlies were Manasseh and Ephraim. ed of them; who were fifty and three thou

29 Of the sons of Manasseh : of Machir, sand and four hundred. the family of the Macbirites; and Machir 48 1 Of the sons of Naphtali after their begat Gilcad : of Gilead come the family of families; of Jahzeel, the family of the the Gileadites.

Jahzeelites : of Guni, the family of the 30 These are the sons of Gilead : of Gunites : Jeezer, the family of the Jeezerites: of 49 Of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites : Helek, the family of the Helekites: of Shillem, the family of the Shillemites.

31 And of Asriel, the family of the As- 50 These are the families of Naphtal) rielites: and of Shechem, the family of the according to their families: and they that Shechemites:

were numbered of them, were forty and five 32 And of Shemida, the family of the thousand and four hundred. Shemidaites: and of Hepher, the family of 51 These were the numbered of the chilthe Hepherites.

dren of Israel, six hundred thousand and 33 And Zelophehad the son of Hepher a thousand seven hundred and thirty. had no sons, but daughters: and the names 52 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mah- saying, lah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah,and Tirzah. 53 Unto these the land shall be divided

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