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b1 Sam. 17. their sight.


a ch. 11. 4.

b Ex. 16. 2. & 17. 3. ch. 16. 41. Ps. 106. 25.

• See ver. 28, 29.

d Neh. 9. 17.

e See Deut. 17. 16.

Acts 7.39. fch. 16. 4, 22.

K ver. 24, 30, 38.

ch. 13. 6, 8.

h ch. 13. 27. Deut. 1. 25.

¡ Deut. 10. 15.

2 Sam. 15. 25, 26.

& 22. 20.

1 Kings 10. 9.

Ps. 22. 8.

& 147.10,11. Is. 62. 4.

k ch. 13. 27.

1 Deut. 9.7,

23, 24.
m Deut. 7.

18. & 20. 8.

a ch. 24. 8. 3 Heb. shadow. Ps. 121. 5. Is. 30. 2, 3. Jer. 48. 45.

• Gen.48.21. Ex. 33. 16.

3,4. & 31.6.8. Josh. 1. 5. Judg. 1. 22. 2Chr. 13. 12.


1 The people murmur at the news. 6 Joshua and Caleb labour to still them. 11 God threateneth them. 13 Moses persuadeth God, and

obtaineth pardon. 26 The murmurers are deprived of entering into the land. 36 The men who raised the evil report die by a plague. 40 The people that would invade the land against the will of God are smitten. ND all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.


2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!

3 And wherefore hath the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt?

4 And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.

5 Then 'Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children

of Israel.

6 And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes:

7 And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land.

8 If the LORD 'delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.

9 Only rebel not ye against the Deut. 20. 1, LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land; for "they are bread for us: their defence is departed from them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not.

& 15.2. & 20. Ps. 46. 7, 11. Is. 41. 10. Amos 5. 14.

17. & 32.8.

Zech. 8. 23. Ex. 16. 10. & 24. 16, 17.

p Ex. 17. 4.

& 40. 34. Lev. 9. 23. ch.16.19,42.

& 20. 6.

10 PBut all the congregation bade stone them with stones, And the glory of the LORD appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation before all the children of Israel.

11 And the LORD said unto

Moses intercedeth for them.


Moses, How long will this people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among Deut. 9. 7, them?

12 I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation mightier than they.


13 ¶ And "Moses said unto the LORD, Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for thou broughtest up this people in thy might from among them;) 14 And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have heard that thou LORD art among this people, that thou LORD art seen face to face, and that thy cloud standeth over them, and that thou goest before them, by day time in a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.


15 T Now if thou shalt kill all this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of thee will speak, saying,

r ver. 23. 8, 22. Ps. 95. 8. Heb. 3.8,16

Deut. 1.32. P. 78. 22,

& 9. 23.

32, 42.
& 106.24.

John 12.37.. Ex. 32. 10. P. 106. 23.

Heb. 8 18.

a Ex. 32. 12.

Deut. 9. 26, 27, 28.

32. 27.

Ezek. 20.9,


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16 Because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the Deut. 9.28 land which he sware unto them, therefore he hath slain them in the wilderness.

17 And now, I beseech thee, let the power of my Lord be great, according as thou hast spoken, saying,


18 The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.


19 Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this people according unto the greatness of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.

20 And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to thy word: 21 But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD.

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Ex.34.6.7. 5.8. Jonah 4.2. Ex. 20. 5.

& 145.

& 34. 7.

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22 Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my mira-100, 26. cles, which I did in Egypt and in Heb. 3. 17, the wilderness, and have tempted me now 'these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;

23 Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see it:

24 But my servant 'Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and mhath followed me fully, him will I

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The murmurers are deprived


ó ver. 11. Ex. 16. 28.

Matt. 17.17. PEX. 16. 12.

q ver. 23. ch. 26. 65. & 32. 11. Deut. 1. 35. Heb. 3. 17.

r See ver. 2.

ch. 1. 45. & 26. 64.

8 Heb. lifted up my hand. Gen. 14. 22

t ver. 38. ch. 28. 65. & 32. 12. Deut. 1.36, 38.


x Ps. 106. 24.

y1Cor. 10.5.


bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it. 25 (Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwelt in the valley.) To morrow turn you, "and get you into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea.

26 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

27 How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the mur. murings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me.

28 Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, 'as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:

29 Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, which have murinured against me,

30 Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, concerning which I 2sware to make you dwell therein, tsave Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun. 31 "But little which ones, said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised.



32 But as for you, your carcases, Heb. 3. 17. they shall fall in this wilderness.

8 Or, feed. ch. 32. 13. PB. 107.40.

See Deut.

2. 14.

b Ezek. 23. 35.

ech. 13. 25. 1490.

Ps. 95. 10.

Ezek. 4. 6.

Seel Kings

Ps. 77. 8.
& 105. 42.
Heb. 4. 1.

4 Or, alter

ing of my purpose.

fch. 23. 19. ver. 27,29. 1 Cor. 10. 5. à ch. 13. 31, 82.

ch. 26. 65.

11 Cor. 10. 10. Heb. 3. 17. Jude 5.

33 And your children shall 3zwander in the wilderness a forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until

your carcases be wasted in the wilderness.

34 After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my 'breach of promise.

35 I the LORD have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.

36 And the men, which Moses sent to search the land, who returned, and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing up a slander upon the land,

37 Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land, idied by the plague before the LORD.

38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, Josh. 14. 6, which were of the men that went to search the land, lived still.

ach. 26. 65.


39 And Moses told these sayings

of entering into the land.

unto all the children of Israel: 'and the people mourned greatly.



1 Ex. 88. 4.

40 And they rose up early in the morning, and gat them up into the top of the mountain, saying, Lo, "we be here, and will go up unto them Deut. 1. place which the LORD hath promised: for we have sinned.


41 And Moses said, Wherefore now do ye transgress "the command- ver. 25. ment of the LORD? but it shall not prosper.

2 Chr. 24.20.

42 Go not up, for the LORD is not o Deut. 1.43. among you; that ye be not smitten before your enemies.

15. 2.

43 For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and ye shall fall by the sword: P because P2 Chron. ye are turned away from the LORD, therefore the LORD will not be with you.

44 9 But they presumed to go up a Deut.1.43. unto the hill top: nevertheless the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and Moses, departed not out of the camp.

45Then the Amalekites came down, and the Canaanites which dwelt in that hill, and smote them, and discomfited them, even unto Hormah.



I The law of the meat offering and the drink offering. 13, 29 The stranger is under the same law. 17 The law of the first of the dough for an heave offering. 22 The sacrifice for sin of ignorance. 30 The punishment of presumption. 32 He that violated the sabbath is stoned. 37 The law of fringes.

saying, ND the LORD spake unto Moses,

2 a Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land of your habitations, which I give unto you,

r ver. 43. Deut. 1. 44.

8 ch. 21. 3. Judg. 1.17.

ver. 18. Deut. 7.1.

Lev. 23. 10.


• Lev. 7. 16.

3 And will make an offering by fire unto the LORD, a burnt offering, or a sacrifice in 2 performing a vow, & 22. 18, 21. or in a freewill offering, or in your 2 Heb. solemn feasts, to make a sweet sa-separating. your unto the LORD, of the herd, or d Lev. 23. 8, of the flock:

4 Then shall he that offereth his offering unto the LORD bring a meat offering of a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part of an hin of oil.

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k ch. 28. 12,

6 kOr for a ram, thou shalt pre-ch pare for a meat offering two tenth deals of flour mingled with the third part of an hin of oil.

7 And for a drink offering thou shalt offer the third part of an hin

The law of the drink offering.


1 Lev. 7. 11. m ch. 28. 12, 14.

• ch. 28.

p ver. 29. Ex. 12. 49. ch. 9. 14.

a ver. 2. Deut. 26. 1.


of wine, for a sweet savour unto the LORD.

8 And when thou preparest a bullock for a burnt offering, or for a sacrifice in performing a vow, or 'peace offerings unto the LORD: 9 Then shall he bring m with a bullock a meat offering of three tenth deals of flour mingled with half an hin of oil.

10 And thou shalt bring for a drink offering half an hin of wine, for an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.

11 Thus shall it be done for one bullock, or for one ram, or for a lamb, or a kid.

12 According to the number that ye shall prepare, so shall ye do to every one according to their number. 13 All that are born of the country shall do these things after this manner, in offering an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD.

14 And if a stranger sojourn with you, or whosoever be among you in your generations, and will offer an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD; as ye do, so he shall do.

15 POne ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also for the stranger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance for ever in your generations: as ye are, so shall the stranger be before the LORD.

16 One law and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you.

17 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,


18 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into the land whither I bring you,

19 Then it shall be, that, when Josh. 5. 11, ye eat of the bread of the land, ye shall offer up an heave offering unto the LORD.


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Lev. 4. 13.

the eyes.

24 Then it shall be, if ought be committed by ignorance without the 3 Heb.from knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one young bullock for a burnt offering, for a sweet savour unto the LORD, y with his meat offering, and his drink | yver.8,9,10. offering, according to the manner, 8 Or, and one kid of the goats for a sin offering.


* See Lev. 4. 23. ch. 28. 15. Ezra 6. 17.

a Lev. 4. 20.

25 ↑ And the priest shall make an atonement for all the congregation of & 8.35. the children of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them; for it is ignorance: and they shall bring their offering, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD, and their sin offering before the LORD, for their ignorance:

26 And it shall be forgiven all the congregation of the children of Israel, and the stranger that sojourneth among them; seeing all the people were in ignorance.

b Lev. 4. 27,


27 ¶ And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a she goat of the first year for a sin offering. 28 And the priest shall make an Lev. 4. 35. atonement for the soul that sinneth ignorantly, when he sinneth by ignorance before the LORD, to make an atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven him.

29 Ye shall have one law for himd ver. 15. that sinneth through ignorance, both 4 Heb.doth. for him that is born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them.


30 But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

31 Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.


32 T And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath day.

33 And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and unto all the congregation.

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34 And they put him in ward, Lev. 24.12. because it was not declared what should be done to him.

35 And the LORD said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put to 15.

k Ex. 31. 14,

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Matt. 23. 5.

36 And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him with stones, and he died; as the LORD commanded Moses.

37 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

Dathan, and Abiram.

6 This do; Take you censers, Korah, and all his company;

7 And put fire therein, and put incense in them before the LORD to morrow: and it shall be that the man whom the LORD doth choose, he shall be holy: ye take too much upon you, ye sons of Levi.


8 And Moses said unto Korah, 38 Speak unto the children of Hear, I pray you, ye sons of Levi: Deut. 22. Israel, and bid them that they make 9 Seemeth it but a small thing them fringes in the borders of their unto you, that the God of Israel hath garments throughout their genera-separated you from the congregations, and that they put upon the tion of Israel, to bring you near to fringe of the borders a ribband of himself to do the service of the blue: tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them?

n See Deut.
29. 19.
Job 31. 7.
Jer. 9. 14.
Ezek. 6. 9.

• Ps. 73. 27.
& 106. 39.
James 4. 4.

39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:

40 That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be PLev. 11.44, P holy unto your God.


Rom. 12. 1.
Col. 1. 22.
1 Pet. 1. 15,

eir. 1471. a Ex. 6. 21. ch. 26. 9. & 27.3. Jude 11.

much for


41 I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD your God.


1 The rebellion of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.
23 Moses separateth the people from the rebels'
tents. 31 The earth swalloweth up Korah,
and a fire consumeth others. 36 The censers
are reserved to holy use. 41 Fourteen thou
sand and seven hundred are slain by a plague
for murmuring against Moses and Aaron.
46 Aaron by incense stayeth the plague.

OW Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men:

2 And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown:

3 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against Heb. It is Aaron, and said unto them, 2 Ye take too much upon you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the congregation of the LORD? 4 And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face:

Ex. 19. 6.
Ex. 29.45.

ch. 14. 14. &
35. 34.

f ch. 14. 5.
& 20. 6.

& ver. 3.
Lev. 21.6, 7,
8, 12, 15.

b Ex. 28. 1.
ch. 17. 5.

1 Sam. 2. 28. Ps. 105. 26.

I ch. 3. 10.

Lev. 10. 3.

5 And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even to morrow the LORD will shew who are his, and who is holy; and will cause him to come near unto him:

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21. 17. 18. even him whom he hath chosen will he cause to come near unto him.

Ezek. 40.46. & 44. 15, 16.

10 And he hath brought thee near to him, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi with thee: and seek ye the priesthood also?

11 For which cause both thou and all thy company are gathered together against the LORD: mand what is Aaron, that ye murmur against him?

12 And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up:

BEFORE CHRIST cir. 1471.

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13 Is it a small thing that thou ver. 9. hast brought us up out of a land that floweth with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, except thou make thyself altogether a prince Ex. 2. 14. over us?

Acts 7.27,


Lev. 20. 24.

14 Moreover thou hast not brought us into Pa land that floweth with milk p Ex. 3. 8. and honey, or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: wilt thou 2 put 2 Heb. bore out the eyes of these men? we will not come up.

15 And Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD, Respect not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them.


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Gen. 4.4, 5. r1 Sam.12.8. 2 Cor.7.2

Acts 38.

16 And Moses said unto Korah,
Be thou and all thy company beforever. 6, 7.
the LORD, thou, and they, and Aaron, Sam. 12.
to morrow:

17 And take man his censer,
and put incense in them, and bring
ye before the LORD every man his
censer, two hundred and fifty cen-
sers; thou also, and Aaron, each of
you his censer.

18 And they took every man his
censer, and put fire in them, and laid
incense thereon, and stood in the door
of the tabernacle of the congregation
with Moses and Aaron.

19 And Korah gathered all the congregation against them unto the door of the tabernacle of the congre


The earth swalloweth up



NUMBERS, XVI. Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.

gation and the glory of the LORD cir. 1471. appeared unto all the congregation. 20 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

a ver. 42. Ex. 16.7, 10. Lev. 9. 6, 23. ch. 14. 10.

x ver. 45.

See Gen. 19. 17, 22. Jer. 51. 6. Acts 2. 40. Rev. 18. 4. y ver. 45. Ex. 2. 10. & 33. 5. z ver. 45. ch. 14. 5. ▲ ch. 27. 16. Job 12. 10.

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21 Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may y consume them in a moment.

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23 Eccles. 127. Moses, saying,

Is. 57. 16.

Zech. 12.1. Heb. 12.9.

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24 Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.

25 And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him.

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28 And Moses said, Hereby ye Deut. 18. 22. shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind.

& 4. 9. John 5. 86.

d ch.24. 13. Jer. 28. 16. Ezek. 13.17. John 5. 30. & 6.38.

2 Heb. as every man dieth.

e Ex. 20. 5. & 32. 34. Job 35. 15, Is. 10. 3. Jer. 5. 9.

29 If these men die 2the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then the LORD hath not sent me.


30 But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that Heb.create appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.

a creature. Is. 45.7.

f Job 31. 3. Is. 28. 21. Ever. 33. Ps. 55. 15.

h ch. 26. 10. & 27.3. Deut. 11.6. Ps. 106. 17.

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31 And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them:

32 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.

33 They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.

34 And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them:

for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.

35 And there came out a fire. from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that of fered incense. 36 Moses, saying,

And the LORD spake unto


BEFORE CHRIST cir. 1471.

Lev. 10. 2.

ch. 11. 1. Ps. 106. 18.

1 ver. 17.

m See Lev. 27.23.

Hab. 2. 10.

37 Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take the censers out of the burning, and scatter thou the fire yonder; form they are hallowed. 38 The censers of these " sinners Prov. 20. 2. against their own souls, let them make them broad plates for a covering of the altar: for they offered them before the LORD, therefore they are hallowed: and they shall be a sign unto the children of Israel.

39 And Eleazar the priest took the brasen censers, wherewith they that were burnt had offered; and they were made broad plates for a covering of the altar:

ch. 17. 10. Ezek. 14.8.

& 26. 10.

2 Chr.26.18.

40 To be a memorial unto the children of Israel, that no stranger, ch. 3. 10. which is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to offer incense before the LORD; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as the LORD said to him by the hand of Moses.

Ps. 106. 25.

41 But on the morrow all the ach. 14. 2. congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the people of the LORD.

42 And it came to pass, when the congregation was gathered against Moses and against Aaron, that they looked toward the tabernacle of the congregation: and, behold, the cloudEx. 40. 34. covered it, and the glory of the LORD appeared.


43 And Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle of the congregation.

44 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

. ver. 19.

ch. 20. 6.

45 Get you up from among this ver. 21, 24. congregation, that I may consume them as in a moment. And "" they fell upon their faces.

46 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun.

47 And Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation; and, behold, the

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