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Vows are not to be broken.

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thing which the LORD hath com- may establish it, or her husband may
make it void.

2 If a man vow a vow unto the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not 2 break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.

3 If a woman also vow a vow unto the LORD, and bind herself by a bond, being in her father's house in her youth;

4 And her father hear her vow, and her bond wherewith she hath bound her soul, and her father shall hold his peace at her: then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she hath bound her soul shall stand.

5 But if her father disallow her in the day that he heareth; not any of her vows, or of her bonds wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall stand: and the LORD shall forgive her, because her father disallowed her.

6 And if she had at all an husband, when she vowed, or uttered ought out of her lips, wherewith she bound her soul;

7 And her husband heard it, and held his peace at her in the day that he heard it: then her vows shall stand, and her bonds wherewith she bound her soul shall stand.

8 But if her husband disallowed her on the day that he heard it, then he shall make her vow which she vowed, and that which she uttered with her lips, wherewith she bound her soul, of none effect: and the LORD shall forgive her.

9 But every vow of a widow, and of her that is divorced, wherewith they have bound their souls, shall stand against her.

10 And if she vowed in her husband's house, or bound her soul by a bond with an oath;

11 And her husband heard it, and held his peace at her, and disallowed her not then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she bound her soul shall stand.

12 But if her husband hath utterly made them void on the day he heard them; then whatsoever proceeded out of her lips concerning her vows, or concerning the bond of her soul, shall not stand: her husband hath made them void; and the LORD shall forgive her.

13 Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband

14 But if her husband altogether hold his peace at her from day to day; then he establisheth all her vows, or all her bonds, which are upon her: he confirmeth them, because he held his peace at her in the day that he heard them.

15 But if he shall any ways make them void after that he hath heard them; then he shall bear her iniquity.

16 These are the statutes, which the LORD commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, between the father and his daughter, being yet in her youth in her father's house.


1 The Midianites are spoiled, and Balacm slain. 13 Moses is wroth with the officers, for saving the women alive. 19 How the soldiers, with their captives and spoil, are to be purified. 25 The proportion whereby the prey is to be divided. 48 The voluntary oblation unto the treasury of the Lord.

ND the LORD spake unto Moses,

ΑΝ A saying,



a ch. 25. 17.

2 Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt thou be gathered unto thy people.bch. 27. 13. 3 And Moses spake unto the people, saying, Arm some of yourselves unto the war, and let them go against the Midianites, and avenge the LORD of Midian.


4 Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall ye send to the war.

5 So there were delivered out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand of every tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.

Heb. 4 a tribe, a

thousand of

thousand of a tribe.

6 And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand of every tribe, them and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, with the holy instruments, and the trumpets to ch. 10. 9. blow in his hand.

7 And they warred against the Midianites, as the LORD commanded Moses; and they slew all the males.

8 And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of them that were slain; namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with the sword.

9 And the children of Israel took all the women of Midian captives, and their little ones, and took the spoil of all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods.

10 And they burnt all their cities

Deut. 20. 1

13. Judg. 21.11.

1 Sam. 27.9.

• See

Kings 11. 15, 16. Judg. 6.1,2, Josh. 13.




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prey wherein they dwelt, and all their goodly castles, with fire.

11 And they took all the spoil, and all the prey, both of men and of beasts.

12 And they brought the captives, and the prey, and the spoil, unto Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and unto the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the camp at the plains of Moab, which are by Jordan near Jericho.

13 And Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and all the princes of the congregation, went forth to meet them without the camp.

14 And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, with the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, which came from the 2 battle.

k ch. 25. 2.

15 And Moses said unto them, saved ye all the women 16 Behold, these caused the chil1 ch. 24, 14. dren of Israel, through the 'counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.

2 Pet. 2. 15. Rev. 2. 14.

m ch. 25. 9.

"Judg. 21. 11.

8 Heb. a male.

o ch. 5. 2.


17 Now therefore "kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.

18 But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

19 And do ye abide without the camp seven days: whosoever hath ch. 19.11, killed any person, and whosoever hath touched any slain, purify both yourselves and your captives on the third day, and on the seventh day.

20 And purify all your raiment, and all that is made of skins, and all Or, vessel of work of goats' hair, and all things

4 Heb. instrument,


21 T And Eleazar the priest said unto the men of war which went to the battle, This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD commanded Moses;

22 Only the gold, and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin, and the lead,

23 Every thing that may abide the fire, ye shall make it go through the fire, and it shall be clean: neverthea ch. 19. 9, less it shall be purified with the water of separation and all that abideth not the fire ye shall make go through the water.

r Lev. ll.

24 And shall wash your ye clothes on the seventh day, and ye shall be

is to be divided.

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28 And levy a tribute unto the LORD of the men of war which went out to battle: 'one soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the & ch.18. 26. beeves, and of the asses, and of the sheep:

29 Take it of their half, and give it unto Eleazar the priest, for an heave offering of the LORD.


30 And of the children of Israel's half, thou shalt take "one portion of fifty, of the persons, of the beeves, of the asses, and of the flocks, of all manner of beasts, and give them unto the Levites, which keep the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD.

31 And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses.

32 And the booty, being the rest of the prey which the men of war had caught, was six hundred thousand and seventy thousand and five thousand sheep,

33 And threescore and twelve thousand beeves,

34 And threescore and one thousand asses,

35 And thirty and two thousand persons in all, of women that had not known man by lying with him.

36 And the half, which was the portion of them that went out to war, was in number three hundred thousand and seven and thirty thousand and five hundred sheep:

37 And the LORD's tribute of the sheep was six hundred and threescore and fifteen.

38 And the beeves were thirty and six thousand; of which the LORD's tribute was threescore and twelve.

39 And the asses were thirty thousand and five hundred; of which the LORD's tribute was threescore and one.

40 And the persons were sixteen thousand; of which the LORD's tribute was thirty and two persons.

41 And Moses gave the tribute, which was the LORD's heave offering,

ver. 30, 47.

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Oblation of the officers.


Reubenites and Gadites

BEFORE unto Eleazar the priest, as the LORD | land of Gilead, that, behold, the commanded Moses. place was a place for cattle;

CHRIST 1452.

42 And of the children of Israel's See ch. 18. half, which Moses divided from the men that warred,

8, 19.

■ ver. 80.

2 Heb.hand.

8 Heb. found.

43 (Now the half that pertained unto the congregation was three hundred thousand and thirty thousand and seven thousand and five hundred sheep,

44 And thirty and six thousand beeves,

45 And thirty thousand asses and five hundred,

46 And sixteen thousand persons ;) 47 Even of the children of Israel's half, Moses took one portion of fifty, both of man and of beast, and gave them unto the Levites, which kept the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses.

48 ¶ And the officers which were over thousands of the host, the 'captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, came near unto Moses:

49 And they said unto Moses, Thy servants have taken the sum of the men of war which are under our charge, and there lacketh not one


man of us.

50 We have therefore brought an oblation for the LORD, what every man hath 3 gotten, of jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, earrings, Ex. 30. 12, and tablets, a to make an atonement for our souls before the LORD.


4 Heb.heave offering.

b Deut. 20. 14.

51 And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of them, even all wrought jewels.

52 And all the gold of the 'offering that they offered up to the LORD, of the captains of thousands, and of the captains of hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels.

53 (For the men of war had taken spoil, every man for himself.)

54 And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into the tabernacle of the •Ex. 30. 16. congregation, for a memorial for the children of Israel before the LORD.

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12 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite, and Joshua the filled after son of Nun: m for they have wholly followed the LORD.


m ch. 14. 24. Deut. 1. 36. Josh. 14. 8,


13 And the LORD's anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness ch. 14. 33, forty years, until all the genera-ch. 26. 64, tion, that had done evil in the sight 65. of the LORD, was consumed.

14 And, behold, ye are risen up in your fathers' stead, an increase of sinful men, to augment yet the Pfierce anger of the LORD toward Israel.

15 For if ye turn away from after him, he will yet again leave them in the wilderness; and ye shall destroy all this people.

16 And they came near unto

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sue for their inheritance.


Josh. 4. 12,


■ Josh. 22.4.

t ver. 33. Josh. 12: 1. & 18. 8.

Deut. 3.18. Josh. 1. 14. & 4. 12, 13.

Deut. 3.20.

Josh. 11.23.

& 18. 1.

7 Josh. 22.4.


15, 16, 18. Josh. 1. 15. & 13. 8, 32. & 22. 4, 9.


him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones:

17 But we ourselves will go ready armed before the children of Israel, until we have brought them unto their place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fenced cities because of the inhabitants of the land.

18 We will not return unto our houses, until the children of Israel have inherited every man his inheritance.

19 For we will not inherit with them on yonder side Jordan, or forward; because our inheritance is fallen to us on this side Jordan eastward.

20 ¶ And Moses said unto them, If ye will do this thing, if ye will go armed before the LORD to war,

21 And will go all of you armed over Jordan before the LORD, until he hath driven out his enemies from before him,

22 And the land be subdued before the LORD: then afterward ye shall return, and be guiltless before the LORD, and before Israel; and this land shall be your possession before the LORD.

23 But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: Gen. 4.7. and be sure your sin will find you out.

& 44. 16. Is. 59. 12. b ver. 16, 34, &C.

• Josh. 1.14.

d Josh. 4.12.

Josh. 1.18.


24 Build you cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep; and do that which hath proceeded out of your mouth.

25 And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben spake unto Moses, saying, Thy servants will do as my lord commandeth.


26 Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our cattle, shall be there in the cities of Gilead:

27 dBut thy servants will pass over, every man armed for war, before the LORD to battle, as my lord saith.

28 So concerning them Moses commanded Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the chief fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel:

29 And Moses said unto them, If the children of Gad and the children of Reuben will pass with you over Jordan, every man armed to battle, before the LORD, and the land shall be subdued before you; then ye shall give them the land of Gilead for a possession:

30 But if they will not pass over with you armed, they shall have

The land assigned them.

possessions among you in the land of Canaan.

31 And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered, saying, As the LORD hath said unto thy servants, so will we do.

32 We will pass over armed before the LORD into the land of Canaan, that the possession of our inheritance on this side Jordan may be our's.


Deut. 3. 12 Josh. 12.6.

-17. & 29.8.

& 13. 8. & 22.4.

33 And Moses gave unto them, even to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and unto half the tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon ch. 21.24, king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the land, with the cities thereof in the coasts, even the cities of the country round about.


34 T And the children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and 'Aroer, 35 And Atroth, Shophan, and Jaazer, and Jogbehah,


36 And 'Beth-nimrah, and Bethharan, " fenced cities: and folds for sheep.

33, 35.

h ch. 33. 45, 46.

1 Deut.2.36. k ver. 1, 8,


1 ver. 3,


m ver. 24.

37 And the children of Reuben nbuilt Heshbon, and Elealeh, and ch.21.27. Kirjathaim,

• Is. 46. 1.

38 And Nebo, and P Baal-meon, (a their names being changed,) and Pch. 22. 41. Shibmah and 2 : gave other names unto the cities which they builded.

39 And the children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead, and took it, and dispossessed the Amorite which was in it.

40 And Moses " gave Gilead unto Machir the son of Manasseh; and he dwelt therein.

q See ver. 3. Ex. 23. 13. Josh. 23. 7.

2 Heb. they

called by names of

names the

the cities. r Gen. 50.23.

Deut.3.12, Josh. 13.31.

13, 15.

& 17.1.

Deut. 3.14. 1 Chr. 2. 21,

Josh. 13.30.

22, 23. u Judg.10.4.

41 And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took the small towns thereof, and called them " Havoth-jair. 42 And Nobah went and took Ke-1 Kings 4. nath, and the villages thereof, and called it Nobah, after his own name.


1 Two and forty journeys of the Israelites. 50

The Canaanites are to be destroyed.

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3 And they departed from Ra- Ex. 12.87. meses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on

1491. b Ex. 12. 2. & 13. 4.

Two and forty journeys


• Ex. 14. 8.

dEx. 12. 29. Ex. 12.12.

& 18. 11. Is. 19. 1. Rev. 12. 8.

f Ex. 12. 37.

8 Ex. 13. 20.

h Ex.14.2,9.

& 15. 22, 23.



the morrow after the passover the
children of Israel went out with
an high hand in the sight of all the

4 For the Egyptians buried all
their firstborn, which the LORD had
smitten among them: upon their
gods also the LORD executed judg-


5 f And the children of Israel removed from Rameses, and pitched in Succoth.

6 And they departed from Succoth, and pitched in Etham, which is in the edge of the wilderness.

7 And they removed from Etham, and turned again unto Pi-hahiroth, which is before Baal-zephon: and they pitched before Migdol.

of the Israelites.

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30 And they departed from Hashmonah, and encamped at Moseroth. Deut.10.6. 31 And they departed from Moseroth, and pitched in Bene-jaakan. 32 And they removed from Bene-See jaakan, and encamped at Hor-hagid- Deut. 10. 6. gad.

33 And they went from Horhagidgad, and pitched in Jotbathah. 34 And they removed from Jot

8 And they departed from before Ex. 14. 22. Pi-hahiroth, and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness, and went three days' jour-bathah, and encamped at Ebronah. ney in the wilderness of Etham, and pitched in Marah.

9 And they removed from Marah, Ex. 15. 27. and came unto Elim: and in Elim were twelve fountains of water, and threescore and ten palm trees; and they pitched there.

1 Ex. 16. 1.

& 19. 2.


10 And they removed from Elim, and encamped by the Red sea.

11 And they removed from the Red sea, and encamped in the 'wilderness of Sin.

12 And they took their journey out of the wilderness of Sin, and encamped in Dophkah.

13 And they departed from Dophkah, and encamped in Alush.

14 And they removed from Alush, m Ex. 17.1. and encamped at Rephidim, where was no water for the people to drink. 15 And they departed from ReEx. 16. 1. phidim, and pitched in the "wilderness of Sinai.

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Gen. 36. 27.

1 Chr. 1. 42. t Deut.10.7.

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