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Sihon and Og slain. and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken | 27 Wherefore they that speak in proverbs against the Lord, and against thee; pray say, Come into Heshbon, let the city of Sihon unto the Lord, that he take away the ser- be built and prepared. pents from us.

And Moses prayed for the 28 For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, people.

a flame from the city of Sihon: it bath con8 Ånd the LORD said unto Moses, Make sumed Ar of Moab, and the lords of the high thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: places of Arnon. and it shall come to pass, that every one that 29 Wo to thee, Moab! Thou art undone, is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live. O people of Chemosh: he hath given his

9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and sons that escaped, and his daughters, into put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that captivity unto Sihon king of the Amorites. if a serpent had bitten any man, when he 30 We have shot at them; Heshbon is perbeheld the serpent of brass, he lived. ished even unto Dibon, and we have laid

10 | And the children of Israel set forward, them waste even unto Nophal, which reachand pitched in Oboth.

eth unto Medeba. 11 And they journeyed from Oboth, and 31 | Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the pitched at lje-abarim, in the wilderness Amorites. which is before Moab, toward the sun-rising. 32 And Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, and

129 From thence they removed, and pitch- they took the villages thereof, and drove out ed in the valley of Zared.

the Amorites that were there. 13 Froin thence they removed, and pitched | 33 | And they turned and went up by the on the other side of Arnon, which is in the way of Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan wilderness that cometh out of the coasts of went out against them, he, and all his peothe Amorites: for Arnon is the border of ple, to the battle at Edrei. Moab, between Moab and the Amorites. 34 And the LORD said unto Moses, Fear

14 Wherefore it is said in the book of the him not: for I have delivered him into thy wars of the LORD, What he did in the Red hand, and all his people, and his land; and sea, and in the brooks of Arnon,

thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Silioni 15 And at the stream of the brooks that king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon. goeth down to the dwelling of Ar, and lieth 35 So they smote him, and his sons, and all upon the border of Moab.

his people, until there was none left him 16 And from thence they went to Beer: that alive: and they possessed his land. is the well whereof the LORD spake unto

CHAP. XXII. Moses, Gather the people together, and I 1 Balak's first message for Balaam is refused. will give them water.

15 His second message obtaineth him. 22 An 17 * Then Israel sang this song, Spring angel would have slain him, if his ass had not up, 0 well; sing ye unto it:

saved him. 36 Balak entertaineth him. 18 The princes digged the well, the nobles ND the children of Israel set forward, of the people digged it, by the direction of and pitched in the plains of Moab on the law-giver, with their staves. And from this side Jordan by Jericho. the wilderness they went to Mattanalı: 29 And Balak the son of Zippor saw all

19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel: and that Israel lad done to the Amorites. from Nahaliel to Bamoth:

3 And Moab was sore afraid of the people, 20 And from Bamoth in the valley, that is because they were many: and Moab was in the country of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, distressed because of the children of Israel. which looketh toward Jeshimon.

4 And Moab said unto the elders of Midian, 21 | And Israel sent messengers unto Si- Now shall this company lick up all that are hon king of the Amorites, saying,

round about us, as the ox licketh

UP 22 Let me pass through thy land: we will of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor not turn into the fields, or into the vineyards; was king of the Moabites at that time. we will not drink of the waters of the well: 5 He sent messengers therefore into Balaam but we will go along by the king's high-way, the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the until we be past thy borders.

river of the land of the children of his people, 23 And Sihon would not suffer Israel to pass to call him, saying, Behold, there is a peothrough his border: but Sihon gathered all ple come out from Egypt: behold, they cohis people together, and went out against ver the face of the earth, and they abide Israel into the wilderness: and he came to over against me: Jahaz, and fought against Israel:

6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, Curse 24 And Israel smote him with the edge of me this people; for they are too mighty for the sword, and possessed his land from Arnon me : peradventure I shall prevail, that we unto Jabbok, even unto the children of Am- may smite them, and that I may drive them mon: for the border of the children of Am- out of the land: for I wot that he whom thou mon was strong.

blessest'is blessed, and he whom tlou cursest 25 And Israel took all these cities: and Is- is cursed. rael dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, 7 And the elders of Moab and the elders in Heshbon, and in all the villages thereof. of Midian departed with the rewards of divi

26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the nation in their hand; and they came unto king of the Amorites, who had fought against Balaam, and spake unto hin the words of the former king of Moab, and taken all his Balak. land out of his hand, even unto Arnon. 8 And he said unto them, Lodge here this


the grass

Balak sendeth for Balaam. CHAP. XXHI.

Balgam's ass speaketh. night, and I will bring you word again, as 27 And when the ass saw the angel of the the LORD shall speak unto me: and the LORD, she fell down under Balaam : and princes of Moab abode with Balaam. Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote 9 And God came unto Balaam, and said, the ass with a staff. What men are these with thee?

28 And the LORD opened the mouth of the 10 And Balaam said unto God, Balak the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent unto I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me me, saying,

these three times ? 11 Behold, there is a people come out of 29 And Balaam said unto the ass, Because Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth; thou hast mocked me: I would there were come now, curse me them; peradventure I a sword in my hand, for now would I kill shall be able to overcome them, and drive thee. them out.

30 And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I 12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt thine ass, upon which thou last ridden ever not go with them; thou shalt not curse the since I was thine unto this day? was I ever people: for they are blessed.

wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay. 13 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and 31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of said unto the princes of Balak, Get you into Balaam, and he saw the angel of the Lord your land: for the LORD refuseth to give me standing in the way, and his sword drawn in Jeave to go with you.

his hand: and he bowed down his head, and 14 And the princes of Moab rose up, and fell flat on his face. they went unto Balak, and said, Balaam re- 32 And the angel of the LORD said unto fuseth to come with us.

him, Wherefore last thou smitten thine ass 15 | And Balak sent yet again princes, these three times? behold, I went out to more, and more honourable than they. withstand thee, because thy way is

perverse 16 And they came to Balaam, and said to before me: him, Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor, 33 And the ass saw me, and turned from Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from me these three times : unless she had turnet coming unto me:

from me, surely now also I had slain thee, 17 For I will promote thee unto very great and saved her alive. honour, and I will do whatsoever thou say- 34 And Balaam said unto the angel of the est unto me: come therefore, I pray thee, Lord, I have sinned; for I knew not that curse me this people.

thou stoodest in the way against me: now 18 And Balaam answered and said unto therefore, if it displease thee, I will get me the servants of Balak, If Balak would give back again. me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot 35 And the angel of the LORD said unto less or more.

word that I shall speak theethat thou 19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye also shalt speak: so Balaam went with the princes here this night, that I may know what the of Balak. LORD will say unto me more.

36 | And when Balak heard that Balaam 20 And God came unto Balaam at night, was come, he went out to meet him unto a and said unto him, If the men come to call city of Moab, which is in the border of Arthee, rise up, and go with them; but yet the non, which is in the utmost coast. word which I shall say unto thee, that shalt 37 | And Balak said unto Balaam, Did I thou do.

not earnestly send unto thee to call thee? 21 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and wherefore camest thou not unto me ? am I saddled his ass, and went with the princes not able indeed to promote thee to honour ? of Moab.

38 And Balaam said unto Balak, Lo, I am 22 T And God'sanger was kindled because come unto thee: have I now any power at he went: and the angel of the LORD stood all to say any thing ! the word that God putin the way for an adversary against him. Now teth in my mouth, that shall I speak. he was riding upon his ass, and his two ser- 39 And Balaam went with Balak, and they vants were with him.

came unto Kirjath-huzoth. 23 And the ass saw the angel of the LORD 40 And Balak offered oxen and sheep, and standing in the way, and his sword drawn in sent to Balaam, and to the princes that were his hand : and the ass turned aside out of the with him. way, and went into the field : and Balaam 41 And it came to pass on the morrow, that smote the ass, to turn her into the way. Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into

24 But the angel of the LORD stood in a the high places of Baal, that thence he might path of the vineyards, a wall being on this see the utmost part of the people. side, and a wall on that side.

CHAP. XXIII. 25 And when the ass saw the angel of the 1, 13, 28 Balak's sacrifice. 7, 18 Balaam's pa. LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall, and

rable. crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and ND Balaam said unto Balak, Build me he smote her again.

here seven altars, and prepare me here 26 And the angel of the LORD went further, seven oxen and seven rams. and stood in a narrow place, where was no 2 And Balak did as Balaam liad spoken; way to turn either to the right hand or to the and Balak and Balaam offered on every left.

altar a bullock and a ram.

go beyond the word of the Lord my God, to Balanma Goshawispelae meo : but conly live

a ram.

Balak's sacrifices.


Balaam's parable. 3 And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand by neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: thy burnt-offering, and I will go : peradven- the Lord his God is with him, and the shout ture the Lord will come to meet me: and of a king is among

them. whatsoever he sheweth me I will tell thee. 22 God brought them out of Egypt; he hath And he went to a high place.

as it were the strength of a unicorn. 4 And God met Balaam : and he said unto 23 Surely there is no enchantment against him, I have prepared seven altars, and I Jacob, neither is there any divination against have offered upon every altar a bullock and Israel: according to this time it shall be said

of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God 5 And the Lord put a word in Balaam's wrought! mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and 24 Benold, the people shall rise up as a great thus thou shalt speak.

lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he 6 And he returned unto him, and lo, he shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, stood by his burnt-sacrifice, he, and all the and drink the blood of the slain. princes of Moab.

25 And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither 7 And he took up his parable, and said, curse them at all, nor bless them at all. Balak the king of Moab liath brought me 26 But Balaam answered and said unto from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that the saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come, LORD speaketh, that I must do ? dely Israel.

27 | And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, 8 How shall I curse, whom God hath not I pray thee, I will bring thee unto another cursed ? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD place; peradventure it will please God that hath not defied ?

thou mayest curse me them from thence. 9 For from the top of the rocks I see hin, 28 And Balak brought Balaam unto the top and from the hills I behold him: lo, the peo- of Peor, that looketh toward Jeshimon. ple shall dwell alone, and shall not be reck- 29 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me oned among the nations.

here seven altars, and prepare me here seven 10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and bullocks and seven rams. the number of the fourth part of Israel? 30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and Let me die the death of the righteous, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar. let my last end be like his ! 11 And Balak said unto Balaam, What hast 1 Balaam lcaving divinations, prophesieth the

CHAP. XXIV. thou done unto me? I took thee to curse

happiness of Israel. 10 Balak in anger dismine enemies, and behold, thou hast blessed misseth him. 15 He prophesieth of the Star them altorether,

of Jacob, and the destruction of some nations. 12 And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the Lord hach AND when Balaam saw that it pleased

the Lord to bless Israel, he went not, put in my mouth?

as at other times, to seek for enchantments, 13 And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray but he set his face toward the wilderness. thee, with me unto another place, from 2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he whence thou mayest see them: thou shalt saw Israel abiding in his tents according to see but the utmost part of them, and shalt their tribes, and the Spirit of God came upon not see them all : and curse me them from him. thence.

3 And he took up his parable, and said, Ba14 | And he brought him into the field of laam the son of Beor hath said, and the man Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built se- whose eyes are open hath said: ven altars, and offered a bullock and a ram 4 He hath said, which heard the words of on every altar.

God, which saw tlie vision of the Almighty, 15 And he said unto Balak, Stand here by falling into a trance, but having his eyes thy burnt-offering, while I meet the LORD open: yonder.

5 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and 16 And the LORD met Balaam, and put a thy tabernacles, O Israel! word in his mouth, and said, Go again unto 6 As the valleys are they spread forth, as Balak, and say thus.

gardens by the river's side, as the trees of 17 And when he came to him, bebold, he lign-aloes which the Lord liath planted, and stood by his burnt-offering, and the princes as cedar-trees beside the waters. of Moab with him, And Balak said unto 7 He shall pour the water out of his buckhim, What hath the LORD spoken?

ets, and his

eed shall be in many waters, 18 And he took up his parable, and said, and his king shall be higher than Agag, and Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, his kingdom shall be exalted. thou son of Zippor:

8 God brought him forth out of Egypt: he 19 God is not a man, that he should lie; hath as it were the strength of a unicorn: he neither the son of man, that he should re- shall eat up the nations his enemies, and pent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? shall break their bones, and pierce them or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it through with his arrows. good ?

9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and 20 Behold, I have received commandment as a great lion: who shall stir him up? to bless: and he hath blessed, and I cannot Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed reverse it.

is he that curseth thee. 21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, 10 s And Balak's anger was kindled against


The Star of Jacob foretold. CHAP. XXV, XXVI. Zimri and Cozvi slain. Balaam, and he smote his hands together: and the anger of the LORD was kindled and Balak said unto Balaam, I called thee against Israel. to curse mine enemies, and behold, thou 4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take all hast altogether blessed them these three the heads of thie people, and hang them up times.

before the Lord against the sun, that the 11 Therefore now flee thou to thy place: I fierce anger of the LORD may be turned

away thought to promote thee unto great honour; from Israel. but lo, the LORD hath kept thee back from 5 And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, honour.

Slay ye every one his men that were joined 12 And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I unto Baal-peor. not also to thy messengers which thou sent- 6 4 And, behold, one of the children of est unto me, saying,

Israel came and brought unto his brethren 13 If Balak would give me his house full a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the and in the sight of all the congregation of commandment of the LORD, to do either the children of Israel, who were weeping begood or bad of mine own mind; but what fore the door of the tabernacle of the conThe LORD saith, that will I speak?

gregation. 14 And now, behold, I go unto my people : 7 And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, come therefore, and I will advertise thee the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose what this people shall do to thy people in the up from among the congregation, and took latter days.

a javelin in his hand; 15 And he took up his parable, and said, 8 And he went after the man of Israel into Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the the tent, and thrust both of them through, man whose eyes are open hath said: the man of Israel, and the woman through

16 He hath said, which heard the words of her belly: So the plague was stayed from God, and knew the knowledge of the Most the children of Israel

. High, which saw the vision of the Almighty, 9 And those that died in the plague were falling into a trance, but having his eyes twenty and four thousand. open:

10 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, 17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall be saying, hold him, but not nigh: there shall come a 11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of away from the children of Israel (while he Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth. was zealous for my sake among them) that I

18 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir consumed not the children of Israel' in my also shall be a possession for his enemies; jealousy. and Israel shall do valiantly.

12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him 19 Out of Jacob shall come lie that shall my covenant of peace: have dominion, and shall destroy him that 13 And he shall have it, and his seed after remaineth of the city.

him, even the covenant of an everlasting 20 And when he looked on Amalek, he priesthood; because he was zealous for bris took

ир his parable, and said, Amalek was God, and made an atonement for the chilthe first of the nations, but his latter end dren of Israel. , shall be that he perish for ever.

14 Now the name of the Israelite that was 21 And he looked on the Kenites, and took slain, even that was slain with the Midian up his parable, and said, Strong is thy dwell-itish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a ing-place, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock. prince of a chief house among the Simcon

22 Nevertheless, the Kenite shall be wasted, ites. until Asshur shall carry thee away captive. '15 And the name of the Midianitish wo23 And he took up his parable, and said, man that was slain was Cozbi the daughter Alas, who shall live when God doeth this! of Zur; he was head over a people, and of 24 And ships shall come from the coast of a chief house in Midian. Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur, and shall 16 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, afflict Eber, and he also shall perish for ever. saying,

25 And Balaam rose up, and went and re- 17 Vex the Midianites and smite them: turned to his place: and Balak also went 18 For they vex you with their wiles, where

with they have beguiled you in the matter of CHAP. XXV.

Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daugh1 Israel at Shittim commit whoredom and idola- ter of a prince of Midian, their sister, which

try. 6 Phinehas killeth Zimri and Cozbi. 10 was slain in the day of the plague for Peor's God therefore giveth him an everlasting sake. priesthood. 16 The Midianites

CHAP. XXVI. vexed. ND Israel abode in Shittim, and the peo

1 The sum of all Israel is taken in the plains of

Moab. 52 The law of dividing among them the ple began to commit whoredom with inheritance of the land. 57 The families and the daughters of Moab.

number of the Levités. 63 None were left of 2 And they called the people unto the sa- them which were numbered at Sinai, but Caleb crifices of their gods: and the people did

and Joshua. cat, and bowed down to their gods.

ND it came to pass after the plague, 3 And Israel joined hiinself unto Baal-peor: that the LORD spake unto Moses, and

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in the plains of Moab. unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, 23 Of the sons of Issachar after their famisaying,

lies : of Tola, the family of the Tolaites: of 2 Take the sum of all the congregation of Pua, the family of the Punites: the children of Israel, from twenty years old 24 Of Jashub, the family of the Jashubites: and upward, throughout their fathers' house, of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites. all that are able to go to war in Israel. 25 These are the families of Issacharaccord

3 And Moses and Eleazar the priest spake ing to those that were numbered of them, with them in the plains of Moab by Jordan threescore and four thousand and three hunnear Jericho, saying,

dred. 4 Take the sum of the people, from twenty 26 Of the sons of Zebulun after their famiyears old and upward; as the Lord com- lies: of Sered, the family of the Sardites: of manded Moses and the children of Israel, Elon, the family of the Elonites: of Jahleel, which went forth out of the land of Egypt. the family of the Jahleelites.

5 | Reuben the eldest son of Israel: the 27 These are the families of the Zebulunchildren of Reuben; Hanoch, of whom ites according to those that were numbercometh the family of the Hanochites: of ed of them, threescore thousand and five Pallu, the family of the Palluites:

hundred. 6 Of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: 28 The sons of Joseph after their families of Carmi, the family of the Carmites. were Manasseh and Ephraim.

7 These are the fainilies of the Reubenites: 29 Of the sons of Manasseh: of Machir, and they that were numbered of them were the family of the Machirites: and Machir forty and three thousand and seven hundred begat Gilead: of Gilead come the family of and thirty.

the Gileadites. 8 And the sons of Pallu; Eliab.

30 These are the sons of Gilead: of Jeezer, 9 And the sons of Eliab; Nemuel, and Da- the family of the Jeezerites: of Helek, the than, and Abiram. This is that Dathan and family of the Helekites: Abiram, which were famous in the congrega- 31 Ånd of Asriel, the family of the Asrieltion, who strove against Moses and against ites: and of Shechem, the family of the Aaron in the company of Korah, when they Shechemites: strove against the LORD:

32 And of Shemida, the family of the She10 And the earth opened her mouth, and midaites : and of Hepher, the family of the swallowed them up together with Korah, Hepherites. when that company died, what time the fire 33 And Zelophehad the son of Hepher had devoured two hundred and fifty men: and no sons, but daughters: and the names of they became a sign.

the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, 11 Notwithstanding the children of Korah and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzalı. died not.

34 These are the families of Manasseh, and 12 | The sons of Simeon after their fami- those that were numbered of them, fifty and lies: of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuel- two thousand and seven hundred. ites: 'of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites: 35 These are the sons of Ephraim after their of Jachin, the family of the Jachinites: families: of Shuthelah, the family of the 13 Of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites: of Shuthalhites: of Becher, the family of the Shaul, the family of the Shaulites.

Bachrites: of Tahan, the family of the Ta. 14 These are the families of the Simeon- hanites. ites, twenty and two thousand and two hun- 36 And these are the sons of Shuthelah: of dred.

Eran, the family of the Eranites. 15 The children of Gad after their fami- 37 These are the families of the sons of lies: of Zephon, the family of the Zephon- Ephraim according to those that were numites: of Haggi, the family of the Haggites : bered of them, thirty and two thousand and of Shuni, the family of the Shunites : five hundred. These are the sons of Joseph 16 Of Ozni, the family of the Oznites: of after their families. Eri, the family of the Erites:

38 The sons of Benjamin after their fami17 Of Arod, the family of the Arodites: of lies: of Bela, the family of the Belaites: of Areli, the family of the Arelites.

Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites: of Ahi18 These are the families of the children of ram, the family of the Ahiramites: Gad, according to those that were numbered 39 Of Shupham, the family of the Shu. of them, forty thousand and five hundred. phamites: of Hupham, the family of the Hu

19 The sons of Judah were Er and Onan: phamites. and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. 40 And the sons of Bela were Ard and Naa. 20 And the

sons of Judah after their fami- man: of Ard, the family of the Ardites: and lies were; of Shelah, the family of the She- of Naaman, the family of the Naamites. lanites: of Pharez, the family of the Pharez- 41 These are the sons of Benjamin after ites: of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites. their families : and they that were numbered 21 And the sons of Pharez were; of Hezron, of them were forty and five thousand and six the family of the Hezronites : of Hamul, the hundred. family of the Hamulites.

42 These are the sons of Dan after their 22 These are the families of Judah accord- families: of Shuham, the family of the Shuing to those that were numbered of them, hamites. These are the families of Dan af. threescore and sixteen thousand and five ter their families. nundred.

43 All the families of the Shuhamites ac

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