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The sabbath-breaker stonedo CHAP. XVI.

Rebellion of Korah, fe. 31 Because he hath despised the word of him: even him whom he hath chosen will he the LORD, and hath broken his command cause to come near unto him. ment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his 6 This do; Take you censers, Korah, and iniquity shall be upon him.

all his

company; 32 T And while the children of Israel were 7 And put fire therein, and put incense in in the wilderness, they found a man that ga-them before the LORD to-morrow: and it thered sticks upon the sabbath-day: shall be that the man whom the LORD doth

33 And they that found him gathering sticks choose, he shall be holy: ye take too much brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and upon you, ye sons of Levi. unto all the congregation.

8 And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, I pray 34 And they put him in ward, because it you, ye sons of Levi: was not declared what should be done to 9 Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that him.

the God of Israel hath separated you from 35 And the LORD: said unto Moses, The the congregation of Israel, to bring you near man shall be surely put to death: all the to himself to do the service of the tabernacle congregation shall stone him with stones of the LORD, and to stand before the congrewithout the camp.

gation to minister unto them? 36 And all the congregation brought him 10 And he hath brought thee near to him, without the camp, and stoned him with and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with stones, and he died; as the LORD command- thee: and seek ye the priesthood also ? ed Moses.

11 For which cause both thou and all thy 37 | And the LORD. spake unto Moses, company are gathered together against the saying,

LORD: and what is Aaron, that ye murmur 38 Speak unto the children of Israel, and against him? bid them that they make them fringes in the 12 | And Moses sent to call Dathan and borders of their garments throughout their Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We generations, and that they put upon the will not come up: fringe of the borders a riband of blue: 13 Is it a small thing that thou hast

39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, thatye brought us up out of a land that floweth with may look upon it, and remember all the com- milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, mandments of the LORD, and do them; and except thou make thyself altogether a prince that ye seek not after your own heart and over us? your own eyes, after which ye use to go a 14 Moreover, thou hast not brought us into whoring:

a land that floweth with milk and honey, or 40 That ye may remember, and do all my given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: commandments, and be holy unto your wilt thou put out the eyes of these men? we God.

will not come up. 41 I am the LORD your God, which brought 15 And Moses was very wroth, and said you out of the land of Egypt, to be your unto the LORD, Respect not thou their offerGod: I am the LORD


ing: I have not taken one ass from them, neiCHAP. XVI.

ther have I hurt one of them.

16 And Moses said unto Korah, Be thou 1 The rebellion of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram; and all thy company before the LORD, thou,

23 Moses separateth the people from the rebels' tents. 31 The earth swalloweth up Korah, and.

and they, and Aaron, to-morrow: a fire consumeth others. 36 The censers are

17 And take every man his censer, and put reserved to holy use. 41 Fourteen thousand incense in them, and bring ye before the and seven hundred are slain by a plague for LORD every man his censer, two hundred and murmuring against Moses and Aaron. 46 fifty censers; thou also and Aaron each of Aaron by incense stayeth the plague.

you his censer. TOW Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of 18 And they took every man his censer, and

Kohath, the son of Levi; and Dathan put fire in them, and laid incense thereon, and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and On, the and stood in the door of the tabernacle of the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men; congregation with Moses and Aaron.

2 And they rose up before Moses, with cer- 19 And Korah gathered all the congrega. tain of the children of Israel, two hundred tion against them unto the door of the taberand fifty princes of the assembly, famous in nacle of the congregation: and the glory the congregation, men of renown: of the LORD appeared unto all the congree

3 And they gathered themselves together gation. against Moses and against Aaron, and said 20 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto them, Ye take too much upon you, see- unto Aaron, saying, ing all the congregation are holy, every one 21 Separate yourselves from among this conof them, and the LORD is among them: gregation, that I may consume them in a wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above moment, the congregation of the LORD?

22 And they fell upon their faces, and said, 4 And when Moses heard it, he fell upon O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, his face :

shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth 5 And he spake unto Korah and unto all with all the congregation? his company, saying, Even to-morrow the 23. And the LORD spake unto Moses, LORD will shew who are his, and who is saying, holy; and will cause him to come near unto 24 Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get

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Aaron's rod buddeth. you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, | 42 And it came to pass when the congregaDathan, and Abiram.

tion was gathered against Moses and against 25 And Moses rose up, and went unto Da- Aaron, that they looked toward the tabernathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel cle of the congregation: and behold, the followed him.

cloud covered it, and the glory of the LORD 26 And he spake unto the congregation, appeared. saving, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of 43 And Moses and Aaron came before the these wicked meil, and touch nothing of tabernacle of the congregation. theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins. 41 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, 27 So they gat up trom the tabernacle of saving, korali, Dathan, and Abiram, on every side: 45 Get you up from among this congregaand Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood tion, that I may consume them as in å moin the door of their tents, and their wives, ment. And they fell upon their faces. and their sons, and their little children. 46 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a

23 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, that the Lord hath sent me io do all these and put on incense, and go quickly unto the works; for I have not done them of mine own congregation, and make an atonement for mind.

them : for there is wrath gone out from the 291t these men die the common death of all Lord; the plague is begun. men, or if they be visited after the visitation 47 And Aaron took as Moses commanded, of all men; then the Lord hath not sent me, and ran into the midst of the congregation;

30 But it the Lord make a new thing, and and behold, the plague was begun among the the earth open her mouth, and swallow them people: and he put on incense, and made up, with all that appertain unto them, and an atoneinent for the people. they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall 48 And he stood between the dead and the understand that these men have provoked living; and tie plague was stayed. the LORD.

49 Now they that died in the plague were 31 | And it came to pass, as he had made fourteen thousand and seven hundred, bean end of speaking all these words, that the sides then that died about the matter of ground clave asunder that was under them: Korah. 32 And the earth opened her mouth, and 50 And Aaron returned unto Moses unto swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the door of the tabernacle of the congregathe men that appertained unto Korah, and tion: and the plague was stayed. all their goods.

CHAP. XVII. 33 They, and all that appertained to them, 1 Aaron's rod among all the rods of the tribes went down alive into the pit, and the earth only flourisheth. 10 It is left for a monument closed upon them: and they perished from against the rebels. among the congregation.

ND the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, 31 And all Israel that were roundabout them, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, Ned at the cry of them: for they said, Lest and take of every one of them a rod accordthe earth swallow us up also.

ing to the house of their fathers, of all their 35 And there came out a fire from the Lord, princes according to the house of their faand consumed the two hundred and fifty menthers, twelve rods: write thou every man's that offered incense.

name upon his rod. 36 | And the Lord spake unto Moses,

3 And thou shalt write Aaron's name upon saving,

the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the 37 Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron head of the house of their fathers. the priest, that he take up the censers out of 4 And thou shalt lay them up in the taberthe burning, and scatter thou the fire yon-nacle of the congregation before the testider; for they are hallowed.

mony, where I will meet with you. 38 The censers of these sinners against their

5 And it shall come to pass, that the man's own souls, let them make them broad plates rod whom I shall choose shall blossom: and for a covering of the altar: for they offered I will make to cease from me the murmurthem before the Lord, therefore they are ings of the children of Israel, whereby they hallowed: and they shall be a sign unto the murmur against you. children of Israel.

6 And Moses spake unto the children of 39 And Eleazar the priest took the brazen Israel, and every one of their princes gave censers, wherewith they that were burnt had him a rod apiece, for each prince one, acoffered; and they were made broad plates cording to their fathers' houses, even twelve for a covering of the altar:

rods : and the rod of Aaron was among their 40 To be a memorial unto the children of rods. Israel, that no stranger, which is not of the 7 And Moses laid up the rods before the sced of Aaron, come near to offer incense be- LORD in the tabernacle of witness. fore the LORD; that he be not as Koral, and 8 And it came to pass, that on the morrow as his company: as the LORD said to him by Moses went into the tabernacle of witness; the hand of Moses.

and behold, the rod of Aaron for the house 41 | But on the morrow all the congrega- of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, tion of the children of Israel murmured and bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds. against Moses and against Aaron, saying, Ye 9 And Moses brought out all the rods from have killed the people of the LORD, before the LORD unto all the children of Israel: The portion of the priests, CHAP. XVIII.

and of the Levitcs. and they looked, and took every man his rod. 11 And this is thine; the heave-offering of 10 I And the LORD said unto Moses, Bring their gift, with all the wave-offerings of the Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to children of Israel: I have given them unto be kept for a token against the rebels; and thee, and to thy sons, and to thy daughters thou shalt quite take away their murnurings with thee, by a statute for ever: every one from me, that they die not.

that is clean in thy house shall eat of it. 11 And Moses did so: as the LORD com- 12 All the best of the oil, and all the best of manded him, so did he.

the wine and of the wheat, the first-fruits of 12 And the children of Israel spake unto them which they shall offer unto the LORD, Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, them have I given thee. we all perish.

13 And whatsoever is first ripe in the land, 13 Whosoever cometh any thing near unto which they shall bring unto the LORD, shall the tabernacle of the LORD shall die : shall be thine; every one tliat is clean in thy house we be consumed with dying?

shall eat of it. CHAP. XVIII.

14 Every thing devoted in Israel shall be 1 The charge of the priests and Levites. 9 The thine. priests' portion. 21 The Levites' portion. 25 15 Every thing that openeth the matrix in

The heave-offering to the priests out of the all flesh, which they bring unto the LORD, Levites' portion.

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and thy sons, and thy father's house surely redeem, and the firstling of unclean with thee, shall bear the iniquity of the sanc- beasts shalt thou redeem. tuary: and thou and thy sons with thee shall 16 And those that are to be redeemed from bear the iniquity of your priesthood. a month old shalt thou redeem, according to

2 And thy brethren also of the tribe of Levi, thino estimation, for the money of five shethe tribe of thy father, bring thou with thee, kels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, which that they may be joined unto thee, and mi- is twenty gerahs. nister unto thee: but thou and thy sons with 17 But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling thee shall minister before the tabernacle of of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, thou shalt witness.

not redeem; they are holy: thou shalt sprin3 And they shall keep thy charge, and the kle their blood upon the altar, and shalt burn charge of all the tabernacle: only they shall their fat for an offering made by fire, for a not come nigh the vessels of the sanctuary and sweet savour unto the LORD. the altar, that neither they, nor ye also, die. 18 And the flesh of them shall be thine, as 4 And they shall be joined unto thee, and the wave-breast and as the right shoulder are keep the charge of the tabernacle of the thine. congregation, for all the service of the taber. 19 All the heave-offerings of the

holy things, nacle: and a stranger shall not come nigh which the children of Israel offer into the

LORD, have I given thee, and thy sous and 5 And ye shall keep the charge of the sanc- thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: tuary, and the charge of the altar; that there is a covenant of salt for ever before the be no wrath any more upon the children of LORD unto thee and to thy seed with thee. Israel.

20 9 And the LORD spake unto Aaron, 6 And I, behold, I have taken your bre. Thou shalt have no inheritance in their land, thren the Levites from among the children neither shalt thou have any part among them: of Israel: to you they are given as a gift for I am thy part and thine inheritance among the Lord, to do the service of the taberna- the children of Israel. cle of the congregation.

21 And behold, I have given the children 7 Therefore thou and thy sons with thee of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inherishall keep your priest's office for every thing tance, for their service which they serve, of the altar, and within the vail; and ye shall even the service of the tabernacle of ihe conserve: I have given your priest's office unto gregation. you as a service of gift: and the stranger 22 Neither must the children of Israel hence. that cometh nigh shall be put to death. forth come nigh the tabernacle of the con

8 4 And the LORD spake unto 'Aaron, Be- gregation, lest they bear sin, and die. hold, I also have given thee the charge of 23 But the Levites shall do the service of my heave-offerings of all the hallowed things the tabernacle of the congregation, and they of the children of Israel; unto thee have I shall bear their

iniquity: It shall be a statute given them by reason of the anointing, and for ever throughout your generations, that to thy sons, by an ordinance for ever. among the children of Israel they have no

9 This shall be thine of the most holy things inheritance. reserved from the fire: every oblation of 24 But the tithes of the children of Israel, theirs, every meat-offering of theirs, and which they offer as a heave-offering unto the every sin-offering of theirs, and every tres- LORD, I have given to the Levites to inherit: pass-offering of theirs, which they shall ren- therefore I have said unto them, Among the der unto me, shall be most holy for thee and children of Israel they shall have no inherifor thy sons.

10 In the most holy place shalt thou eat it; 25 | And the Lord spake unto Moses, every male shall eat it: it shall be holy untó saying, thee.

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Its use for purification. unto them, When ye take of the children of heiter shall wash his clothes, and be unclean Israel the tithes which I have given you from until the even: and it shall be unto the chilthem for your inheritance, then ye shallofier | dren of Israel, and unto the stranger that soup a heave-offering of it for the Lord, even journeth among them, for a statute for ever. a tenth part of the tithe.

11 9 He that toucheth the dead body of any 27. And this your heave-offering shall be man shall be unclean seven days. reckoned unto you, as though it were the 12 He shall purity limself with iton the third corn of the threshing-tloor, and as the fulness day, and on the seventh day he shall be of the wine-press.

clear: but if he purity not himself the third 28 Thus ye 'also shall offer a heave-offering day, then the seventh day lie shall not be umto the Lord of all your tithes which yé clean. receive of the children of Israel; and ye

13 Whosoever toucheth the dead body of shall give thereof the Lord's heave-offering any man that is dead, and purifieth not himto Aaron the priest.

self, detileth the tabernacle of the Lord; and 29 Out of all your gifts ye shall offer every tai soul shall be cut off from Israel: be. heave-offering of the Lord, of all the best cause the water of separation was not sprinthereof, eren the hallowed part thereof out kled upon him, he shall be unclean; of it.

cleanness is yet upon him. 30 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, 14 This is the law, when a man dieth in a When ye have heaved the best thereof from tent: all that come into the tent, and all that it, then it shall be counted unto the Levites is in the tent shall be unclean seven days. as the increase of the threshing-floor, and as 15 And every open vessel which hath no the increase of the wine-press.

covering bound upon it, is unclean. 31 And ye shall eat it in every place, ye and 16 And whosoever toucheth one that is slain your households: for it is your reward for with a sword in the open fields, or a dead your service in the tabernacle of the congre- body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall gation.

be unclean seven days. 3.2 And ve shall bear no sin by reason of it, 17 And for an unclean person they shall when ye have leaved from it ihe best of it: take of the ashes of the burnt heifer of puriDeither shall ye pollute the holy things of the tication for sin, and running water shall be children of Israel, lest ye die.

put thereto in a vessel: CHAP. XIX.

13 And a clean person shall take hyssop, 1 The water of separation made of the ashes of and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon

a red heifer. ií The law for the use of it in the tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon purification of the unclean.

the persons that were there, and upon him ND the LORD spake unto Moses and that touched a bone, or one slain, or one unto Aaron, saying,

dead, or a grave: 2 This is the ordinance of the law which 19 And the clean person shall sprinkle upon the Lord hath commanded, saying, Speak the unclean on the third day, and on the unto the children of Israel, that they bring seventh day: and on the seventh day he shall thee a red heiter without spot, wherein is purity himself

, and wash his clothes, and no blemish, and upon which never came bathë himselt in water, and shall be clean yoke:

3 And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the 20 But the man that shall be unclean, and priest, that he may bring her forth without the shall not purify himselt, that soul shall be cut camp, and one sliall slay her before his face: off from among the congregation, because

4 And Eleazar the priest shall take of her he hath defiled the sanctuary of the LORD: blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her the water of separation hatli not been sprin blood directly before the tabernacle of the kled upon him; he is unclean. congregation seven times:

21 And it shall be a perpetual statute unto 5 And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; them, that he that sprinkleth the water of her skin, and her fleslı, and her blood, with separation shall wash his clothes; and he Hier dung, shall be burn:

that toucheth the water of separation shall be 6 And the priest shall take cedar-wood, and unclean until even. hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst 22 And whatsoever the unclean person of the burning of the heifer.

toucheth shall be umclean; and the soul that 7 Then the priest shall wash his clothes, toucheth it shall be unclean until even. and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp,


and the priest shall be unclean until the even.

1 The ch:Uren of Israel come to Zin, where Mi8 And he that burneth her shall wash his

riam dieth. 2 They murmur for want of water.

7 Moses, smiting the rock, bringeth forth wnclothes in water, and bathe lis flesh in water, ter at Meribah. 14 Moses at kadesh desireth and shall be unclean until the even.

pussage through Edom, which is denied him. 9 And a man that is clean shall gather up 22 At mount Hor Haron resiyneih his place to the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up withi- Eleazar, and dieth. out the camp in a clean place, and it shall be THEN came the children of Israel, even Israel for a water of separation: it is a puri- of Zin in the first month: and the people fication for sin.

abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, 10 And he that gathereth the ashes of the land was buried there.

at even.


The people murmur for water. CHAP. XXI. Aaron's resignation and death 2 And there was no water for the congrega- my cattle drink of thy water, then I will pay tion: and they gathered themselves together for it: I will only, without doing any thing against Moses and against Aaron.

else, go through on my feet. 3 And the people chode with Moses, and 20 And he said, Thou shalt not go through. spake, saying, Would God that we had died And Edom came out against him with much when our brethren died before the LORD! people, and with a strong hand. 4 And why have ye brought up the congre

21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel pasgation of the LORD into this wilderness, that sage through his border: wherefore Israel we and our cattle should die there?

turned away from him. 5 And wherefore have ye made us to come 22 | And the children of Israel, eren the up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil whole congregation, journeyed from Kadesh, place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of and came unto mount Hor. vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there 23 And the LORD spake unto Moses and any water to drink.

Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast of the 6 And Moses and Aaron went from the pre- land of Edom, saying, sence of the assembly unto the door of the 24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell for he shall not enter into the land which I upon their faces: and the glory of the LORD have given unto the children of Israel, beappeared unto them.

cause ye rebelled against my word at the 77 And the LORD spake unto Moses, say- water of Meribah. ing,

25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and 8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assem- bring them up unto mount Hor: bly together, thou and Aaron thy brother, 26 And strip Aaron of his garments, and and speak ye unto the rock before their put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and shall be gathered unto his people, and shall thou shalt bring forth to them water out of die there. the rock : so thou shalt give the congrega- 27 And Moses did as the LORD command. tion and their beasts drink.

ed: and they went up into mount Hor in the 9 And Moses took the rod from before the sight of all the congregation. LORD, as he commanded him.

28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his gar10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the con- ments, and put them upoa Eleazar his son; gregation together before the rock, and he and Aaron died there in the top of the said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must moụnt: and Moses and Eleazar came down we fetch you water out of this rock?

from the mount. 11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with 29 And when all the congregation saw that his rod he smote the rock twice: and the Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aarop. water came out abundantly, and the congre- thirty days, even all the house of Israel. gation drank, and their beasts also.

CHAP. XXI. 12 And the LORD spake unto Moses and 1 Israel with some loss destroy the Canaanites Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanc

at Hormah. 4 The people murmuring ara tify me in the eyes of the children of Israel,

plagued with fiery serpents. 7 They repenting therefore ye shall not bring this congregation are healed by a brazen serpent. 10 Sundry into the land which I have given them. journeys of the Israelites. 21 Sihon is over

13 This is the water of Meribah; because come, 33 and Og. the children of Osiya ed estrone with the LORD, ANDihen bringen Arad the Canaanite

14 | And Moses sent messengers from Ka- that Israel came by the way of the spies; desh unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy then he fought against Israel, and took some brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travail of them prisoners. that hath befallen us:

2 And Israel vowed a vow unto the LORD, 15 How our fathers went down into Egypt, and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this peoand we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and ple into my hand, then I will utterly destroy the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers: their cities.

16 And when we cried unto the LORD, he 3 And the LORD hearkened to the voice of heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and brought us forth out of Egypt: and behold, they utterly destroyed them and their cities: we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of and

he called the name of the place Hormah. thy border:

4 | And they journeyed from mount Hot 17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy by the way of the Red sea, to compass thic country: we will not pass through the fields, land of Edom: and the soul of the people or through the vineyards, neither will we was much discouraged because of the way, drink of the water of the wells: we will go 5 And the people spake against God, and by the king's high-way, we will not turn to against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought the right hand nor to the left, until we have is up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness ? : passed thy borders.

for there is no bread, neither is there any 18 And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt water; and our soul loatheth this ligt bread. not pass by me, lest I come out against thee 6 And the LORD sent fiery serpents among with the sword.

the people, and they bit the people; and 19 And the children of Israel said unto him, inuch people of Israel died. We will go by the highway: and if I and 7. Therefore the people came to Mosea.

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