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Seventy elders appointed. NUMBERS. Quails are given in wrath.

13 Whence should I have flesh to give out unto the tabernacle : and they prophe unto all this people ? for they weep unto sied in the camp. me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may 27 And there ran a young man, and told eat.

Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad do 14 I am not able to bear all this people prophesy in the camp. alone, because it is too heavy for me. I 28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the ser

15 And if thou deal thus with me, kill me, vant of Moses, one of his young men, anI pray thee, out of hand, if I have found swered and said, My lord Moses, forbid favour in thy sight; and let me not see my them. wretchedness.

| 29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest 16 | And the LORD said unto Moses, thou for my sake? would God that all the Gather unto me seventy men of the elders Lord's people were prophets, and that the of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the Lord would put his Spirit upon them. elders of the people, and officers over them ; 30 And Moses gat him into the camp, and bring them unto the tabernacle of the he and the elders of Israel congregation, that they may stand there 31 | And there went forth a wind from with thee.

the LORD, and brought quails from the sea, 17 And I will come down and talk with and let them fall by the camp, as it were a thee there : and I will take of the spirit day's journey on this side, and as it were which is upon thee, and will put it upon a day's journey on the other side, round them; and they shall bear the burden of about the camp, and as it were two cubits the people with thee, that thou bear it not high upon the face of the earth. thyself alone.

32 Aud the people stood up all that day, 18 And say thou unto the people, Sanc- and all that night, and all the next day, tify yourselves against to-morrow, and ye and they gathered the quails : he that shall eat flesh: for ye have wept in the gathered least gathered ten bomers : and ears of the LORD, saying, Who shall give they spread them all abroad for themselves us flesh to eat ? for it was well with us in round about the camp. Egypt: therefore the LORD wilt give you 33 And while the Hesh was yet between flesh, and ye shall eat.

their teeth, ere it was chewed, the wrath of 19 Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, the Lord was kindled against the people, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty and the LORD smote the people with a very days;

great plague. 20 But even a whole month, until it 34 And he called the name of that place come out at your nostrils, and it be loath- Kibroth-hattaavah : because there they busome unto you: because that ye have de-Tried the people that lusted. spised the Lord which is among you, and 35 And the people journeyed from Kihave wept before him, saying, Why came broth-hattaavah unto Hazeroth: and abode we forth out of Egypt?

at Hazeroth. 21 | And Moses said, The people among

CHAP. XII. whom I am, are six hundred thousand foot-L AND Miriami and Aaron spake against men; and thou hast said, I will give them A Moses because of the Ethiopian wo flesh, that they may eat a whole month. man whom he had married : for he had mar

22 Shall the flocks and the herds be ried an Ethiopian woman. slain for them, to suffice them ? or shall all 2 And they said, Hath the LORD indeed the fish of the sea be gathered together for spoken only by Moses ? hath he not spoken them, to suffice them ?

Jalso by us? And the Lord heard it. 23 And the Lord said unto Moses, Is 3 (Now the man Moses was very meek the Lord's hand waxed shoit? thou shalt above all the men which were upon the face see now whether my word shall come to of the earth.) pass unto thee, or not.

4 And the Lord spake suddenly unto 24 ( And Moses went out, and told the Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam people the words of the LORD, and gather-Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of ed the seventy men of the elders of the the congregation. And they three came people, and set them round about the taber- out. nacle.

15 And the Lord came down in the pil 25 And the Lord came down in a cloud, lar of the cloud, and stood in the door of and spake unto him, and took of the spirit the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Mi that was upon him, and gave it unto the riam : and they both came forth. seventy elders : and it came to pass, that 6 And he said, Hear now my words: I when the spirit rested upon them, they there be a prophet among you, I the LORI prophesied, and did not cease.

will make myself known unto him in a vi 26 But there remained two of the men sion, and will speak unto him in a dream. in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, 7 My servant Moses is not so, who i and the name of the other Medad : and faithful in all mine house. the Spirit rested upon theń; and they were 8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth of them that were written, but went not even apparently, and not in dark speeches



The names of the spies. CHAP. XIII, Acts and reports of the spres. and the similitude of the LORD shall he be-1 16 These are the names of the men hold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to which Moses sent to spy out the land. And speak against my servant Moses? Moses called Oshea the son of Nun Jeho

9 Ard the anger of the Lord was kin- shua. dled against them; and he departed. | 17 | And Moses sent them to spy out the

10 I And the cloud departed from off the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Get tabernacle; and behold, Miriam became you up this way southward, and go up into leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked the mountain : upon Miriam, and behold, she wus leprous. 18 And see the land, what it is; and the

11 And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my people that dwelleth therein, whether they lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin upon be strong or weak, few or many; us, wherein we have done foolishly, and 19 And what the land is that they dwell wherein we have sinned.

lin, whether it be good or bad; and what 12 Let her not be as one dead, of whom cities they be that they dwell in, whether in the flesh is half consumed when he cometh tents, or in strong holds ; out of his motner's womb.

20 And what the land is, whether it be 13 And Moses cried unto the Lord, fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech or not. And be ye of good courage, and thee.

bring of the fruit of the land, Now the 14 And the LORD said unto Moses, If time was the time of the first ripe grapes. her father had but spit in her face, should 21 So they went up, and searched the she not be ashamed seven days ? let her land from the wilderness of Zin unto Rebe shut out from the camp seven days, and hob, as men come to Hamath. after that let her be received in again. 22 And they ascended by the south, and

15 And Miriam was shut out from the came unto Hebron; where Ahiman, Shecamp seven days : and the people journey-shai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, ed not till Miriam was brought in again. were. (Now Hebron was built seven years

16 ( And afterward the people removed before Zoan in Egypt.) from Hazeroth, and pitched in the wilder- 23 And they came unto the brook of aess of Paran.

|Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch CHAP. XIII.

with one ciuster af grapes, and they bare it A ND the LORD spake unto Moses, say- between two upon a staff; and they brought

Jof the pomegranates, and of the figs. 2 Send thou men, that they may search 24 The place was called the brook Eshthe land of Canaan, which I give unto the col, because of the cluster of grapes which children of Israel: of every tribe of their the children of Israel cut down from thence, fathers shall ye send a man, every one al 25 And they returned from searching of ruler among them.

Ithe land after forty days. 3 And Moses by the commandment of 26 1 And they went and came to Moses, the Lord sent them from the wilderness of and to Aaron, and to all the congregation Parap: all those men were heads of the of the children of Israel, unto the wilderchildren of Israel,

ness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought 4 And these were their names : Of the back word unto them, and unto all the contribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zac-gregation, and shewed them the fruit of the cur.

land. 5 Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the 27 And they told him, and said, We son of Hori.

came unto the land whither thou sentest us, 6 Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son and surely it floweth with milk and honey : of Jephunneh.

and this is the fruit of it. 7 of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son 28 Nevertheless, the people be strong of Joseph.

that dwell in the land, and the cities are 8 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea the walled, and very great: and moreover, we son of Nun.

saw the children of Anak there, 9 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the 29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of son of Raphu,

the south, and the Hittites, and the Jebu10 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the sites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mounson of Sodi.

tains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, 11 Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the and by the coast of Jordan, tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi. 30 And Caleb stilled the people before

12 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and of Gemalli.

possess it; for we are well able to over13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son come it. of Michael.

31 But the men that went up with him 14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the said, We be not able to go up against the son of Vophsi.

people ; for they are stronger than we. 15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of 32 And they brought up an evil report Machi.

lof the land which they had searched unto

The people murmur at the news, NUMBERS.

and are threatened. the children of Israel, saying, The land of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night. through which we have gone to search it, is 15 Now if thou shalt kill all this people à land that eateth up the inhabitants there- as one man, then the nations which have of; and all the people that we saw in it are heard the fame of thee will speak, saying, men of a great stature.

1 16 Because the LORD was not able to 33 And there we saw the giants, the sons bring this people into the land which he of Anak, which come of the giants: and we sware unto them, therefore he hath slain were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and them in the wilderness. so we were in their sight.

17 And now, I beseech thee, let the powCHAP. XIV.

er of my LORD be great, according as thou AND all the congregation lifted up their hast spoken, saying, A voice, and cried; and the people wept 18 The Lord is long-suffering, and of that night.

great mercy, forgiving iniquity and trans2 And all the children of Israel murmur-gression, and by no means clearing the ed against Moses and against Aaron: and guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers the whole congregation said unto them, upon the children unto the third and fourth Would God that we had died in the land of generation. Egypt! or would God we had died in this 19 Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity wilderness!

of this people according unto the greatness 3 And wherefore hath the Lord brought of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that this people, from Egypt even until now. our wives and our children should be a 20 And the Lord said, I have pardoned prey ? were it not better for us to return according to thy word : into Egypt?

21 Lut as truly as I live, all the earth 4 And they said one to another, Let us shall Le filled with the glory of the Lord, make a captain, and let us return into 22 Because all ti:ose men which have Egypt.

seen my glory, and my miracles, which I 5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and faces before all the assembly of the congre- hare tempted me now these ten times, and gation of the children of Israel.

have not hearkened to my voice; 6.1 And Joshua the son of Nun, and Ca- 23 Surely they shall not see the land Jeb the son of Jephunneh, which were of which I sware unto their fathers, neither them that searched the land, rent their shall any of them that provoke me see it: clotlies:

24 But my servant Caleb, because he 7 And they spake unto all the company had another spirit with him, and liath folof die children of Israel, saving, The land, lowed me fully, him will I bring into the land which we passed through to search it, is an whereinto he went; and his seed shall posexceeding good land.

sess it. 8 If the Lord delight in us, then he will 25 (Now the Amalekites, and the Cabring us into this land, and give it us; a naanites dwelt in the valley.) To-morrow land which floweth with milk and honey. turn you, and get you into the wildemess

9 Only rebel not ye against the LORD, by the way of the Red sea. neither fear ye the people of the land : for 26 | And the Lord spake unto Moses they are bread for us : their defence is de- and unto Aaron, saving, parted from them, and the Lord is with 27 How long shall I bear with this evil us: fear them not.

congregation, which murmur against me? 10 But all the congregation bade stone I have heard the murmurings of the chilthem with stones. And the glory of the dren of Israel, which theymurmur against me. LORD appeared in the tabernacle of the con- 28 Say unto them, As truly as I live, gregation before all the children of Israel. saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine

ii 4 And the Lord said unto Moses, How ears, so will I do to you: long will this people provoke me ? and how 29 Your carcasses shall fall in this willong will it be ere they believe me, for all derness; and all that were numbered of the signs which I have shewed among them ? you, according to your whole number, from

12 I will smite them with the pestilence, twenty years old and upward, which have and disinherit them, and will make of thee imurmured against me, a greater nation and mightier than they. | 30 Doubtless ye shall not come into the

13 | And Moses said unto the LORD, land concerning which I sware to make you Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for thou dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jebroughtest up this people in thy might from phunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. among them ;)

31 But your little ones, which re said 14 And they will tell it to the inhabit- should be a prey, them will I bring in, and ants of this land : for they have heard that they shall know the land which ye have dethou LORD art among this people, that thou spised. Lord art seen face to face, and that thy 32 But as for you, your carcasses, they cloud standeth over them, and that thou shall fall in this wilderness. goest before them, by day-time in a pillar 33 And your children shall wander in

The Amalekites discomfit them. CHAP. XV. The laro of sundry offerings. the wilderness forty years, and bear your), 5 And the fourth part of an bin of wine whoredoms, until your carcasses be wasted for a drink-offering shalt thou prepare with in the wilderness.

the burnt-offering or sacrifice, for one lamb. 31 After the number of the days in 6 Or for a ram, thou shalt prepare for a hich ve searched the land, even forty days meat-offering two tenth-deals of flour min(each day for a year) shall ye bear your gled with the third part of an hin of oil. iniquities, corn forty years, and ye shall 7 And for a drink-offering thou shalt of know my breach of promise.

|fer the third part of an hin of wine, for a 35 I the Lord have said, I will surely do sweet savour unto the Lory. it unto all this evil congregation, that are 8 And when thou preparest a bullock gathered together against me: in this wil-for a burnt-offering, or for a sacrifice in derness they shall be consumed, and there performing a vow, or peace-offerings unto thev shall die.

the Lord: 36 And the men which Moses sent to 9 Then shall he bring with a bullock a search the land, who returned, and made meat-offering of three tenth-deals of flour all the congregation to murmur against mingled with half an hin of oil. him, by bringing up a slander upon the land, 10 And thou shalt bring for a drink-offer

37 Even those men that did bring up the ing half an hin of wine, for an offering evil report upon the land, died by the made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the plague before the LORD.

LORD: 39 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Ca- 11 Thus shall it be done for one bullock, leb the son of Jephunneh, which were of or for one ram, or for a lamb, or a kid. the men that went to search the land,livedstill. 12 According to the number that ye shall

39 And Moses told these sayings unto all prepare, so shall ye do to every one accordthe children of Israel : and the people ing to their number. mourned greatly.

| 13 All that are born of the country shall 40 [ And they rose up early in the morn- do these things after this manner, in offering, and gat them up into the top of the ing an offering made by fire, of a sweet mountain, saying, Lo, we be here, and will savour unto the LORD. go up unto the place which the LORD hath 14 | And if a stranger sojourn with you, promised : for we have sinned.

or whosoever be among you in your genera41 And Moses said, Wherefore now do tions, and will offer an offering made by ve transgress the commandment of the fire, of a sweet savour unto the Lord; as LORD! but it shall not prosper.

ye do, so he shall do. 42 Go not up, for the Lord is not among 15 One ordinance shall be boik for you Fou; that ye be not smitten before your of the congregation, and also for the stran, enemies.

ger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance 43 For the Amalekites and the Canaan- for ever in your generations: as ye are, so ites are there before you, and ye shall fall shall the stranger be before the LORD.: by the sword: because ye are turned away 16 One law and one manner shall be for from the LORD, therefore the LORD will not you, and for the stranger that sojourneth be with you.

with you. 44 But they presumed to go up unto the 17 9 And the Lord spake unto Moses, hill-top: nevertheless the ark of the cove-saying, nant of the LORD, and Moses, departed not 18 Speak unto the children of Israel, out of the camp.

and say unto them, When ve come into the 45 Then the Amalekites came down, and land whither I bring you, the Canaanites which dwelt in that hill, and 19 Then it shall be, that when ye eat of smote them, and discomfited them, even the bread of the land, ye shall offer up an unto Hormah.

Theave-offering unto the LORD. "CHAP. XV.

20 Ye shall offer up a cake of the first AND the LORD spake unto Moses, sayo of your dough for an heave-offering : as ye

do the heave-offering of the threshing-floor, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and so shall ye heave it. say unto them, When ye be come into the 21 of the first of your dough ye shall land of your habitations, which I give unto give unto the Lord an heave-offering in you,

your generations. 3 And will make an offering by fire unto 22 1 And if ye have erred, and not obthe LORD, a burnt-offering, or a sacrifice in served all these commandments which the performing a vow, or in a free-will-offering, Lord hath spoken unto Moses, or in your solemn feasts, to make a sweet sa-l 23 Even all that the Lord hath comvour unto the LORD, of the herd, or of the manded you by the hand of Moses, from flock:

the day that the LORD cominanded Moses, 4 Then shall he that offereth his offering and henceforward among your generations; unto the LORD bring a meat-offering of a 24 Then it shall be, if ought be committenth-deal of flour mingled with the fourth ted by ignorance without the knowledge of part of an hin of oil.

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The sabbath-breakers stoned. NUMBERS. The rebellion of Korah. shall offer one young bullock for a burnt-heart and your own eyes, after which ye use offering, for a sweet savour unto the LORD, to go a whoring: with his meat-offering, and his drink-offer- 40 That ye may remember, and do all ing, according to the manner, and one kid my commandments, and be holy unto your of the goats for a sin-offering.

God. 25 And the priest shall make an atone-l 41 I am the LORD your God, which ment for all the congregation of the chil- brought you out of the land of Egypt, to dren of Israel, and it shall be forgiven be your God: I am the LORD your God. them; for it is ignorance: and they shall

CHAP. XVI. bring their offering, a sacrifice made by fire N OW Korah, the son of Izhar, the son unto the Lord, and their sin-offering before I of Kohath, the son of Levi,' and Dathe Lord, for their ignorance:

than and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and 26 And it shall be forgiven all the con-On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took gregation of the children of Israel, and the men; stranger that sojourneth among them; see! 2 And they rose up before Moses, with ing all the people were in ignorance certain of the children of Israel, two hun

27 | And it' any soul sin through igno- dred and fifty princes of the assembly, rance, then he shall bring a she-goat of the famous in the congregation, men of refirst year for a sin-offering.

nown : 28° And the priest shall make an atone-l 3 And they gathered themselves toge. ment for the soul that sinneth ignorantly, ther against Moses and against Aaron, and when he sinneth by ignorance before the said unto them, Ye take too much upon LORD, to make an atonement for him; and you, seeing all the congregation are holy, it shall be forgiven him.

every one of them, and the Lord is among 29 Ye shall have one law for him that them : wherefore then lift ye up yourselves sinneth through ignorance, both for him above the congregation of the Lord ? that is born among the children of Israel, 4 And when Moses heard it, he fell and for the stranger that sojourneth among upon his face: them.

15 And he spake unto Korah and unto 30 | But the soul that doeth ought pre- all his company, saying, Even to-morrow sumptuously, whether he be born in the land, the Lord will shew who are his, and who or a stranger, the same reproacheth the is holy; and will cause him to come near LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from unto him: even him whom he hath chosen among his people.

will he cause to come near unto him. 31 Because he hath despised the word! 6 This do; Take you censers, Korah, of the Lord, and hath broken his com- and all his company; mandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; 7 And put fire therein, and put incense his iniquity shall be upon him.

in them before the Lord to-morrow : and 32 And while the children of Israel it shall be that the man whom the LORD were in the wilderness, they found a man doth choose, he shall be holy : ye take too that gathered sticks upon the sabbath- much upon you, ye sons of Levi. day.

18 And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, I · 33 And they that found him gathering pray you, ye sons of Levi: sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, 9 Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, and unto all the congregation.

that the God of Israel hath separated you 34 And they put him in ward, because from the congregation of Israel, to bring it was not declared what should be done to you near to himself to do the service of the him.

tabernacle of the Lord, and to stand before 35 And the Lord said unto Moses, The the congregation to minister unto them? man shall be surely put to death: all the 10 And he hath brought thee near to congregation shall stone him with stones him, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi without the camp.

with thee: and seek ye the priesthood also ! 36 And all the congregation brought him 11 For which cause both thou and all without the camp, and stoned him with thy company are gathered together against stones, and he died; as the LORD com- the Lord : and what is Aaron, that ye manded Moses.

murmar against him? 37 4 And the LORD spake unto Moses, 12 [ And Moses sent to call Dathan and saying,

Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We 38 Speak unto the children of Israel, and will not come up: bid them that they make them fringes in the 13 Is it a small thing that thou hast borders of their garments throughout their brought us up out of a land that floweth generations, and that they put upon the with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilfringe of the borders a riband of blue: derness, except thou make thyself altoge

39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, ther a prince over us? that ye may look upon it, and remember all 14 Moreover, thou hast not brought us the commandments of the Lord, and do into a land that floweth with milk and them; and that ye seek not after your own honey, or given us inheritance of fields and

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