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ANNOTATIONS

ON

THE PENTATEUCH

Or the Five Books of Moses;

THE PSALMS OF DAVID;

AND THE

SONG OF SOLOMON

BY HENRY AINSWORTH.

WITH A MEMOIR OF THE AUTHOR.

VOL. II.

BLACKIE & SON,
QU EEN STREET, GLASGOW ; SOUTH COLLEGE STREET, EDINBURGH;

AND WARWICK SQUARE, LONDON.

MDCCCXLIII.

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THE

BOOK OF NUMBERS.

C H A P. XI.

1. The people complaining, God punisheth them with fire, which at Moses' prayer is quenched. 4. They lust for flesh, and loath manna. 10. Moses, griered at their murmuring, complaineth to God of his charge. 16. God divideth his burden unto seventy elders which bear it with him, 18, and promiseth to give the people flesh. 24. The seventy elders have the spirit of prophecy. 31. God by a wind bringeth quails into the camp, which the people gathering and eating, do die of a plague at kibroth-hattaavah. 35. The camp removeth to Hazeroth.

AND the people was when they were complainers, evil in the ears of Jehovah : and Jehovah heard, and his anger was kindled ; and a fire of Jehovah burnt among them and consumed them in the

Ver. 1.--AND THE PEOPLE,] Hitherto in have reference to the first, the people was evil, this book, God's grace to his people hath been that is, wicked, and so displeasing the Lord: manifested in the ordering, directing, and go- the Gr. referreth it to the latter, the people verning of them in the wilderness, towards murmured evil things before the Lord. A their promised inheritance: now followeth their FIRE OF JEHOVAH,] That is, as the Gr. exunthankfulness and unworthy carriage among poundeth it, from the Lord, and the Chald. so great blessings, by their many murmurings from before the Lord : though it may also and rebellions; whereby both the disobe- mean & great and vehement fire. Their redient nature of man, and the impossibility of bellions before the law was given at mount the law to bring men unto God, is declared. Sinai, God punished not, Exod. xiv. 11-15; WHEN THEY WERE COMPLAINERS,] Or, as xv. 24, 26; xvi. 2-4, 9, 20, 27, 28; xvii. 2 complainers; that is, even complainers, very -5, save only when they made the molten murmurers ; grudging, and showing them. calf at the mount, Exod. xxxii. 27, 28, 35. selves discontented with their estate; and But their sins committed after, he punisheth (as is likely) for their so long travel in the severely, as here and after is to be seen: for, wilderness, three days journey' before they the law worketh wrath,' Rom. iv, 15. And came to a resting place, Num. X. 33, and all these things happened unto them for enthus Sol. Jarchi here expoundeth it. So samples to us,' 1 Cor. x. 5–11. Consumed,] whereas they should have rejoiced in the Or, devoured, Heb. did eat. The Gr. transLord now among them, they showed them- Jateth, "devoured a part of the camp. In selves as mourners, sorrowful, and (as the Gr. that the fire consumed in the utmost part,' translateth) murmuring. Of such murmur. it is probable that there the sin began among ers' and complainers,' the apostle also speak- them that were faint and weary with travel; eth, Jude ver. 16. Evil,] This seemeth to as Deut. xxv. 18.

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