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Og is overcome, and slain.


8 Heb. daughters.

g Jer. 48. 45,




and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the 'villages thereof.

26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even unto Arnon.

27 Wherefore they that speak in proverbs say, Come into Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and prepared:

28 For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Deut. 2. 9, Sihon: it hath consumed Ar of Moab, and the lords of the high places of Arnon.

Is. 15. 1.

1 Kings 11. 7, 33.

29 Woe to thee, Moab! thou art Judg.11.24. undone, O people of 'Chemosh: he hath given his sons that escaped, and his daughters, into captivity unto Sihon king of the Amorites.

2 Kings 23. 13.

Jer. 48.7,13.

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30 We have shot at them; Heshbon is. perished even unto Dibon, and we have laid them waste even unto Nophah, which reacheth unto 1 Medeba.

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33 ¶ And they turned and went up by the way of Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan went out against them, he, and all his people, to the Josh.13.12. battle at Edrei.

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Balak sendeth for Balaam.


d ch. 31. 8.

4 And Moab said unto the elders of Midian, Now shall this company lick up all that are round about us, as the ox licketh up the grass of the Josh. 13. 21. field. And Balak the son of Zippor was king of the Moabites at that time.

5 He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to f Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me:

6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land: for I wot that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed.

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Gen. 20. 3.

9 And God came unto Balaam, ver. 20. and said, What men are these with thee?

10 And Balaam said unto God, Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent unto me, saying,

11 Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth: come now, curse me them; peradventure I shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out. 12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for 'they are blessed.

13 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and said unto the princes of Balak, Get you into your land: for the LORD refuseth to give me leave to go with you.

14 And the princes of Moab roseup, and they went unto Balak, and said, Balaam refuseth to come with us.

15 And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honourable than they.

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16 And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee, Heb. Be hinder thee from coming unto me: 17 For I will promote thee unto very great honour, and I will do.

3 And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel.

An angel opposeth Balaam. NUMBERS, XXIII. Balak goeth to meet Balaam.



ver. 6.

a ch.24. 13.

whatsoever thou sayest unto me: m come therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people.

18 And Balaam answered and said unto the servants of Balak, "If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the Chr. 18. 13. Word of the LORD my God, to do less or more.

•1 Kings 22. 14.

P ver. 8.

aver. 9.

rver. 35. ch.23.12,26. 24. 13.

19 Now therefore, I pray you, P tarry ye also here this night, that I may know what the LORD will say

20 And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him, If the men come to call thee, rise up, and go with them; but yet the word which I shall say unto thee, that shalt thou do.

21 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab. 22 And God's anger was kindled Ex. 4. 24. because he went: and the angel of the LORD stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him.

See 2Kings 6.17. Dan. 10. 7. Acts 22.9. 2 Pet. 2. 16. Jude 11.

2 Pet.2.16.

23 And the ass saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her into the way. 24 But the angel of the LORD stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side. 25 And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against the wall: and he smote her again.

26 And the angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left.

27 And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she fell down under Balaam and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff.

28 And the LORD "opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times?

29 And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: Í

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& 24. 13. 1 Kings 22. 14.

2 Chr. 18..


Or. A city

of streets.


Deut. 12.

ND Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, ▲ ver. 29. would there were a sword in mine and prepare me here seven oxen and Prov.12.10. hand, for now would I kill thee.

72 Pet. 2.16.

hast ridden upon me.

30 And the ass said unto Balaam, Heb, who Am not I thine ass, 2upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay.

3 Or, ever

since thou Wast, &c.

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Balaam's parable.


d ch. 24. 1. 2 Or, he went solitary. ⚫ ver. 16.

f ver. 16. ch. 22. 35.

Jer. 1. 9.



will go: peradventure the LORD will come to meet me: and whatsoever he sheweth me I will tell thee. And 2he went to an high place.

4 And God met Balaam: and he said unto him, I have prepared seven altars, and I have offered upon every altar a bullock and a ram.

5 And the LORD fput a word in Deut. 18. 18. Balaam's mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak. 6 And he returned unto him, and, lo, he stood by his burnt sacrifice, he, and all the princes of Moab,

g ver. 18. ch. 24. 3, 15, 23. Job 27. 1. & 29. 1. Ps. 78. 2. Ezek. 17. 2. Mic. 2. 4. Hab. 2. 6. h ch. 22. 6,

11, 17.

11 Sam. 17. 10.


7 And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come, 1 defy Israel.

8 How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, Is, 47. 12, whom the LORD hath not defied? 9 For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and m shall not be reckoned among the nations.

1 Deut. 33. 28.

m Ex. 33.16. Ezra 9. 2. Eph. 2. 14. n Gen. 13.

16. & 22. 17.

8 Heb. my

soul, or, my life. OPs. 116. 15.

P ch. 22. 11, 17. & 24. 10.

q ch. 22. 88.

4 Or, The hill.

r ver. 1, 2.

■ ver. 5.

ch. 22. 35.


10" Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!

11 And Balak said unto Balaam, What hast thou done unto me? PI took thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast blessed them altogether.

12 And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD hath put in my


13 And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray thee, with me unto another place, from whence thou mayest see them thou shalt see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: and curse me them from thence.

14 ¶ And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of 'Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar.

15 And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt offering, while I meet the LORD yonder.

16 And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Go again unto Balak, and say thus.

17 And when he came to him, behold, he stood by his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said unto him, What hath the LORD spoken?


He blesseth Israel.

18 And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:

19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

20 Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.


21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: the LORD his God is with him, and the shout of a king is among them.


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22 God brought them out of E-b gypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.


Rom. 4. 7,

& 29. 45, 46.

Ex. 18. 21. 33. 14. ch. 24. 8. Deut. 33.

Ps. 89. 15.

Job 39. 10,

2 Or, in.

23 Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What hath God Ps. 31. 19. wrought!

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& 44. 1.

• Gen. 49. 9.

24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: 'he shall not lie Gen.49.27. down until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.

25 And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all.

26 But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that the LORD speaketh, that Is ver. 12. must do?

ch. 22. 33. 1 Kings 22. 14.

27 ¶ And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, I pray thee, I will bring theever. 13. unto another place; peradventure it will please God that thou mayest curse me them from thence.

28 And Balak brought Balaam unto the top of Peor, that looketh 'toward Jeshimon.

1 ch. 21. 20.

29 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and ver. 1. prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.

30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bullock and a ram on every altar.

CHAPTER XXIV. Balaam, leaving divinations, prophesieth the happiness of Israel. 10 Balak in anger dismisseth him. 15 He prophesieth of the Star of Jacob, and the destruction of some nations.

AND when Balaam saw that it

pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he went not, as at other times, toch. 23. 8, seek for enchantments, but he set his 3 Heb. to face toward the wilderness. 2 And Balaam lifted

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Prophecy of Israel's happiness,


b ch. 2. 2, &C.

NUMBERS, XXV. and of the Star of Jacob.


REFORE and he saw Israel abiding in his tents according to their tribes; and the spirit of God came upon him. 3 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:

ch. 11. 25. 19. 20, 23.


2 Chr. 15.1.

d ch. 23. 7, 18.

Heb. who had his eyes shut, but now opened. • See

1 Sam. 19. 24.

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4 He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open: 5 How goodly are thy tents, Jacob, and thy tabernacles, Israel! 6 As the valleys are they spread & 10. 15, 16. forth, as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD hath planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.

Ezek. 1. 28. Dan. 8. 18.

2 Cor. 12. 2, 8,4. Rev. 1. 10, 17.

f Ps. 1. 3. Jer. 17. 8. Ps.104. 16.

Jer. 51. 13.


11 Sam. 15.


k2Sam. 5. 12.

1 Chr. 14. 2.

m ch. 14.9. & 23. 24.

7 He shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters, and his king shall be higher than 'Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted.

8 'God brought him forth out of

1 ch. 23. 22. Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his enemies, and shall "break their bones, and pierce them through with his arrows.

a Ps. 2. 9. La. 38. 13. Jer. 50. 17. o Ps. 45. 5. Jer. 50. 9.

Gen. 49. 9. a Gen. 12.3.

& 27.29.

r Ezek. 21.
14, 17.
& 22. 13.

ch. 23. 11. Deut. 23. 4, Josh. 24. 9,

10. Neh. 13. 2.

9 P He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.

10 And Balak's anger was kindled against Balaam, and he smote his hands together: and Balak said unto Balaam, I called thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast altogether blessed them these three times.

11 Therefore now flee thou to thy sch. 22. 17, place: I thought to promote thee unto great honour; but, lo, the LORD hath kept thee back from honour.


ach. 22. 18.

Mic. 6. 5.

Rev. 2. 14.

Gen. 49.

Dan. 2. 28. & 10. 14.

■ ver. 3, 4.

12 And Balaam said unto Balak,

Spake I not also to thy messengers

which thou sentest unto me, saying, 13 If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment of the LORD, to do either good or bad of mine own mind; but what the LORD saith, that will I speak?

14 And now, behold, I go unto my people: come therefore, and I will advertise thee what this people shall do to thy people in the latter days.

15 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:

16 He hath said, which heard the words of God, and knew the know

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17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come ba Star out of Jacob, Matt. 2.2. and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth. 18 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly.

19 Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion, and shall destroy him that remaineth of the city.

20 T And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; but his latter end shall be that he perish for ever.

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Ps. 110. 2. 2 Or, smite through the princes of Moab. Jer. 48. 45.

2 Sam, 8. 2.

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24 And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim, and shall afflict Gen. 10.4. Asshur, and shall afflict & Eber, and he also shall perish for ever.

Dan. 11. 30. g Gen. 10.21,


25 And Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place: and See ch. 31. Balak also went his way.

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a ch. 33. 49. Josh. 2. 1. Mic. 6. 5.

ch. 31. 16.

1 Cor. 10. 8.

Josh.22.17. Hos. 9. 10.

Ps. 106. 28.

d Ex. 34. 15, 16.

1 Cor. 10. 20. e Ex. 20. 5.

3 And Israel joined himself unto Baal-peor: and the anger of the Ps. 108.29. LORD was kindled against Israel.

4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away from Israel.

Deut. 4.3. Josh. 22.17.

ver. 11.

Deut. 13.17.

1 Ex. 18. 21,

5 And Moses said unto 'the judges 25.

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BEFORE of Israel, Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baalpeor.


Ex. 32.27. Deut. 13. 6, 9, 13, 15.

6 ¶ And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in

the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the chil1 Joel 2. 17. dren of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

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7 And when Phinehas, "the son Ex. 6. 25. of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand;

8 And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. o Ps. 106.30. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel.

P Deut. 4. 3. 1 Cor. 10. 8.

q Ps. 106. 30.


The sum of all


1 The sum of all Israel is taken in the plains of
Moab. 52 The law of dividing among them
the inheritance of the land. 57 The families
and number of the Levites. 63 None were
left of them which were numbered at Sinai,
but Caleb and Joshua.

AND it came to pass after the
plague, that the LORD spake
unto Moses and unto Eleazar the son
of Aaron the priest, saying,

2 a Take the sum of all the con-
gregation of the children of Israel,
from twenty years old and upward,
throughout their fathers' house, all
that are able to go to war in Israel.

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3 And Moses and Eleazar the priest spake with them in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, 31. 12. & 33. saying,

48. & 35. 1.

4 Take the sum of the people, from twenty years old and upward; as the LORD commanded Moses and a ch. 1. 1. 9 And P those that died in the the children of Israel, which went plague were twenty and four thou-forth out of the land of Egypt. 5 Reuben, the eldest son of Israel: the children of Reuben; Hanoch, of whom cometh the family of the Hanochites: of Pallu, the family of the Palluites:


10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zeal2 Heb. with ous 2 for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy.

my zeal: See 2 Cor. 11. 2.

r Ex. 20. 5. Deut.32.16,


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12 Wherefore say, "Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace:


13 And he shall have it, and this seed after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and y made an atonement for the children of Israel.

14 Now the name of the Israelite Acts. 22.3. that was slain, even that was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of 3 chief house among the Simeonites.

8 Heb. house of a father.

ch. 81. 8. Josh. 13. 21.

a ch. 31. 2.

b ch. 31. 16. Rev. 2. 14.


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10 & And the earth opened her ch. 16. 32, mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men: and they became a sign. 11 Notwithstanding' the children See 1 Cor. of Korah died not.


b ch. 16. 38.

10. 6.
2 Pet. 2. 6.
I Ex. 6. 24.



Ex. 6. 15,


12 T The sons of Simeon after 1 Chron. 6. their families: of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites: of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites: of 'Jachin, the family of the Jachinites: 13 Of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites: of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites.


14 These are the families of the Simeonites, twenty and two thousand and two hundred.

11 Chron. 4.

24, Jarib. mGen.46.10,


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