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The priests' and Levites' charge. CHAP. XVIII.

The priests' portion. shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood.. 14 Every thing devoted in Israel shall

2 And thy brethren also of the tribe of be thine. Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou 15 Every thing that openeth the matrix with thee, that they may be joined unto in all flesh, which they bring unto the thee, and minister unto thee: but thou LORD, whether it be of men or beasts, shall and thy sons wito thee shall minister be-be thine: nevertheless, the first-born of fore the tabernacle of witness.

man shalt thou surely redeem, and the 3 And they shall keep thy charge, and firstling of unclean beasts shalt thou rethe charge of all the tabernacle: only they deem. shall not come nigh the vessels of the 16 And those that are to be redeemed sanctuary and the altar, that neither they, from a month old shalt thou redeem, acpor ye also, die.

cording to thine estimation, for the money 4 And they shall be joined unto thee, of five shekels, after the shekel of the and keep the charge of the tabernacle of sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs. the congregation, for all the service of the 17 But the firstling of a cow, or the firsttabernacle: and a stranger shall not come ling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, nigh unto you:

thou shalt not redeem; they are holy: 5 And ye shall keep the charge of the thou shalt sprinkle their blood upon the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar; altar, and shalt burn their fat for an offerthat there be no wrath any more upon the ing made by fire, for a sweet savour unto children of Israel.

the LORD. 6 And I, behold, I have taken your 18 And the flesh of them shall be thine, brethren the Levites from among the chil- as the wave-breast and as the right shouldren of Israel : to you they are given as a der are thine. gift for the LORD, to do the service of the 19 All the heave-offerings of the holy tabernacle of the congregation.

things, which the children of Israel offer 7 Therefore thou and thy sons with unto the LORD, have I given thee, and thy thee shall keep your priest's office for eve- sons and thy daughters with thee, by a ry thing of the altar, and within the vail; statute for ever : it is a covenant of salt and ye shall serve: I have given your for ever before the LORD unto thee and priest's office unto you as a service of gift: to thy seed with thee. and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be 20 | And the LORD spake unto Aaron, put to death.

Thou shalt have no inheritance in their 8 | And the LORD spake unto Aaron, land, neither shalt thou have any part Bebold, I also have given thee the charge among them: I am thy part and thine inof my heave-offerings of all the hallow- heritance among the children of Israel. ed things of the children of Israel; unto 21 And behold, I have given the chilthee have I given them by reason of the dren of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an anointing, and to thy sons, by an ordi- inheritance, for their service which they nance for ever.

serve, even the service of the tabernacle 9 Tbis shall be thine of the most holy of the congregation. things reserved from the fire :

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obla- 22 Neither must the children of Israel tion of theirs, every meat-offering of theirs, henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the and every sin-offering of theirs, and every congregation, lest they bear sin, and die. trespass-offering of theirs, which they shall 23 But the Levites shall do the service render unto me, shall be most holy for of the tabernacle of the congregation, and thee and for thy sons.

they shall bear their iniquity: It shall be 10 In the most holy place shalt thou eat a statute for ever throughout your generait; every male shall eat it: it shall be tions, that among the children of Israel holy unto thee.

they have no inheritance. 11 And this is thine ; the heave-offer- 24 But the tithes of the children of Ising of their gift, with all the wave-offer. rael, which they offer as a heave-offerings of the children of Israel: I have given ing unto the LORD, I have given to the Lethem unto thee, and to thy sons, and to vites to inherit: therefore I have said unto thy daughters with thee, by a statute for them, Among the children of Israel they ever: every one that is clean in thy house shall have no inheritance. shall eat of it.

25 T And the LORD spake unto Moses, 12 All the best of the oil, and all the saying, best of tbe wine and of the wheat, the first- 26 Thus speak unto the Levites, and fruits of them which they shall offer unto say unto them, When ye take of the chilthe LORD, them have I given thee. dren of Israel the tithes which I have given

13 And whatsoever is first ripe in the you from them for your inheritance, then land, wbich they shall bring unto the LORD, ye shall offer up a heave-offering of it for shall be thine; every one that is clean in the LORD, even a tenth part of the tithe. thy house shall eat of it.

27 And this your beave-offering shall

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The water of separation:

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Its use for purificaton. be reckoned unto you, as though it were unto the children of Israel, and unto the the corn of the threshing-floor, and as the stranger that sojourneth among them, for fulness of the wine-press.

a statute for ever. 28 Thus ye also shall offer a heave- 11 | He that toucheth the dead body of offering unto the LORD of all your tithes any man shall be unclean seven days. which ye receive of the children of Israel ; 12 He shall purify himself with it on and ye shall give thereof the Lord’s heave the third day, and on the seventh day, he offering to Aaron the priest.

shall be clean : but if he purify not him29 Out of all your gifts ye shall offer self the third day, then the seventh day he every heave-offering of the Lord, of all shall not be clean. the best thereof, even the hallowed part 13 Whosoever toucheth the dead body thereof out of it.

of any man that is dead, and purifieth not 30 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, himself, defileth the tabernacle of the When ye have heaved the best thereof LORD ; and that soul shall be cut off from from it, then it shall be counted unto the Israel: because the water of separation Levites as the increase of the threshing- was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be floor, and as the increase of the wine-press. unclean ; his uncleanness is yet upon him.

31 And ye shall eat it in every place, 14 This is the law, when a man dieth ye and your households : for it is your re- in a tent: all that come into the tent, and ward for your service in the tabernacle of all that is in the tent shall be unclean the congregation.

seven days. 32 And ye shall bear no sin by reason 15 And every open vessel which hath of it, when ye have heaved from it the no covering bound upon it, is unclean. best of it: neither shall ye pollute the holy 16 And whosoever toucheth one that things of the children of Israel, lest ye die. is slain with a sword in the open fields, CHAP. XIX.

or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a unto Aaronsaying,

And for an unclean person they shall 2 This is the ordinance of the law take of the ashes of the burnt heifer of puwhich the Lord hath commanded, saying, rification for sin, and running water shall Speak unto the children of Israel, that be put thereto in a vessel : they bring thee a red heifer without spot, 18 And a clean person shall take hyswherein is no blemish, and upon which sop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle never tame yoke :

it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, 3 And ye shall give her unto Eleazar and upon the persons that were there, and the priest, that he may bring her forth upon him that touched a bone, or one without the camp, and one shall slay her slain, or one dead, or a grave: before his face :

19' And the clean person shall sprinkle 4 And Eleazar the priest shall take of upon the unclean on the third day, and on her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of the seventh day: and on the seventh day her blood directly before the tabernacle he shall purify himself, and wash his of the congregation seven times : clothes, and bathe himself in water, and

5 And one shall burn the heifer in his shall be clean at even. sight; her skin, and her fiesh, and her 20 But the man that shall be unclea, blood, with her dung, shall be burn: and shall not purify himself, that soul shall

6 And the priest shall take cedar-wood, be cut off from among the congregation, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the midst of the burning of the heifer. the LORD: the water of separation hath

7 Then the priest shall wash his clothes, not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean. and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and 21 And it shall be a perpetual statute afterward he shall come into the camp, unto them, that he that sprinkleth the waand the priest shall be unclean until the ter of separation shall wash his clothes ; even.

and be that toucheth the water of separa8 And he that burneth her shall wash tion shall be unclean until even. his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in 22 And whatsoever the unclean person water, and shall be unclean untilthe even. toucheth shall be unclean ; and the soul

9 And a man that is clean shall gather that toucheth it shall be unclean untileren. up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up

CHAP. XX. without clean place, and WHEN came the children Israel, even children of Israel for a water of separa- sert of Zin in the first month, and the tion: it is a purification for sin. people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam

10 And be that gathereth the ashes of died there, and was buried there. the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be 2 And there was no water for the conuaclean until the even: and it shall be grcgation: and they gathered themselves

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The people murmur for water. CHAP. XXI. Passage through Edom denied. together against Moses and against Aaron.lleft, until we have passed thy borders.

3 And the people chode with Moses, 18 And Edom said unto him, Thou and spake, saying, Would God that we shalt not pass by me, lest I come out against had died when our brethren died before thee with the sword. the LORD!

19 And the children of Israel said unto 4 And why have ye brought up the con- him, We will go by the highway: and if gregation of the Lord into this wilderness, I and my cattle drink of thy water, then I that we and our cattle should die there? will pay for it: I will only, without doing

5 And wherefore have ye made us to any thing else, go through on my feet. come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto 20 And he said, Thou shalt not go this evil place? it is no place of seed, or through. And Edom came out against of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates ; him with much people, and with a strong peither is there any water to drink. hand.

6 And Moses and Aaron went from the 21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel presence of the assembly unto the door of passage through his border: wherefore the tabemacle of the congregation, and Israel turned away from him. they fell upon their faces : and the glory 22 And the children of Israel, even of the LORD appeared unto them. the whole congregation, journeyed from

71 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Kadesh, and came unto mount Hor. saying,

23 And the Lord spake unto Moses and 8 Take the rod, and gather thou the Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast of the assembly together, thou and Aaron thy land of Edom, saying, brother, and speak ye unto the rock before 24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his their eyes; and it shall give forth his wa- people : for, he shall not enter into the ter, and thou shalt bring forth to them wa- land which I have given unto the children ter out of the rock: so thou shalt give the of Israel, because ye rebelled against my congregation and their beasts drink. word at the water of Meribah.

9 And Moses took the rod from before 25 Take Aaron and Eleazar bis son, and the LORD, as he commanded him. bring them up unto mount Hor:

10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the 26 And strip Aaron of his garments, congregation together before the rock, and and put them upon Eleazar his son: and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels ; Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, must we fetch you water out of this rock and shall die there.

11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and 27 And Moses did as the Lord comwith his rod he smote the rock twice: and manded: and they went up into mount the water came out abundantly, and the Hor in the sight of all the congregation. congregation drank, and their beasts also. 28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his gar.

12 | And the LORD spake unto Moses ments, and put them upon Eleazar his son ; and Aaron, Because ye believed me not, and Aaron died there in the top of the to sanctify me in the eyes of the children mount: and Moses and Eleazar came of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this down from the mount. congregation into the land which I have 29 And when all the congregation saw given them.

that Aaron was dead, they mourned for 13 This is the water of Meribah; be- Aaron thirty days, ejen all the house of cause the children of Israel strove with Israel. the LORD, and he was sanctified in them.

CHAP. XXI. 14 | And Moses sent messengers from ND when king Arad the Canaanite, thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the that Israel came by the way of the spies; travail that hath befallen us:

then he fought against Israel, and took 15 How our fathers went down into some of them prisoners. Egypt, and we have dwelt in Egypt a long 2 And Israel vowed a vow unto the time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and Lord, and said, If thou wilt indeed deli: our fathers :

ver this people into my hand, then I will 16 And when we cried unto the LORD, utterly destroy their cities. be heard our voice, and sent an angel, 3 And the LORD hearkened to the voice and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanand behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in ites; and they utterly destroyed them and the uttermost of thy border:

their cities : and he called the name of 17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy the place Hormah. country: we will not pass through the 4 T And they journeyed from mount beids, or through the vineyards, neither Hor by the way of the Red sea, io con will we drink of the water of the wells : pass the land of Edom: and the soul of we will go by the king's high-way, we the people was much discouraged leo will not turn to the right hand nor to the cause of the way.

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Fiery serpents bute the people. NUMBERS.

Sihon and Og slain. 5 And the people spake against God, vineyards; we will not drink of the waand against Moses, Wherefore have yeters of the well : but we will go along by brought us up out of Egypt to die in the the king's highway, until we be past thy wilderness ? for there is no bread, neither borders. is there any water; and our soul loatheth 23 And Sihon would not suffer Israel to this light bread.

pass through his border: but Sihon gath6 And the LORD sent fiery serpents ered all his people together, and went out among the people, and they bit the peo- against Israel into the wilderness: and he ple; and much people of Israel died. came to Jahaz, and fought against Israel :

7 T Therefore the people came to Mo- 24 And Israel smote him with the edge ses, and said, We have sinned, for we have of the sword, and possessed his land from spoken against the LORD, and against thee; Arnon unto Jabbok, even unto the chilpray unto the LORD, that he take away dren of Ammon : for the border of the the serpents from us. And Moses prayed children of Ammon was strong. for the people.

25 And Israel took all these cities : and 8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amothee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: rites, in Heshbon, and in all the villages and it shall come to pass, that every one thereof. that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, 26 For Heshbon was the city of Sibon shall live.

the king of the Amorites, who had fought 9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, against the former king of Moab, and and put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, taken all his land out of his band, even that if a serpent had bitten any man, unto Arnon. when he beheld the serpent of brass, he 27 Wherefore they that speak in prolived.

verbs say, Come into Heshbon, let the city 10 T And the children of Israel set for- of Sihon be built and prepared. ward, and pitched in Oboth.

28 For there is a fire gone out of Hesh11 And they journeyed from Oboth, bon, a flame from the city of Sihon : it and pitched at lje-abarim, in the wilder-hath consumed Ar of Moab, and the lords ness which is before Moab, toward the of the high places of Amon. sun-rising.

29 Wo to thee, Moab! Thou art undone, 12 | From thence they removed, and people of Chemosh: he hath given his pitched in the valley of Zared.

sons that escaped, and his daughters, into 13 From thence they removed, and captivity unto Sihon king of the Amopitched on the other side of Arnon, which rites. as in the wilderness that cometh out of the 30 We have shot at them; Heshbon is coasts of the Amorites: for Arnon is the perished even unto Dibon, and we have border of Moab, between Moab and the laid them waste even unto Nophah, which Amorites.

reacheth unto Medeba. 14 Wherefore it is said in the book of 31 | Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the wars of the LORD, What he did in the the Amorites. Red sea, and in the brooks of Arnon, 32 And Moses sent to spy out Jaazer,

15 And at the stream of the brooks that and they took the illages thereof, and goeth down to the dwelling of Ar, and drove out the Amorites that were there. lieth upon the border of Moab.

33 | And they turned and went up by 16 And from thence they went to Beer: the way of Bashan : and Og the king of that is the well whereof the LORD spake Bashan went out against them, he, and all unto Moses, Gather the people together, his people, to the battle at Edrei. and I will give them water.

34 And the Lord said unto Moses, Fear 17 | Then Israel sang this song, Spring him not: for I have delivered him into up, 0 well; sing ye unto it:

thy hand, and all his people, and his land; 18 The princes digged the well, the and thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto nobles of the people digged it, by the di- Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt rection of the law-giver, with their staves. at Heshbon. And from the wilderness they went to Mat- 35 So they smote him, and his sons, tanah :

and all his people, until there was none 19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel: lest him alive: and they possessed his land. and from Nahaliel to Bamoth :

CHAP. XXII. 20 And from Bamoth in the valley, that is in the country of Moab, to the Fophat AND the children of Israel set forward,

and pitched in the plains of Moab Pisgah, which looketh toward Jeshimon. on this side Jordan by Jericho.

21 And Israel sent messengers unto 2 | And Balak the son of Zippor saw Sihon king of the Amorites, saying, all that Israel had done to the Amorites.

22 Let me pass through thy land: we 3 And Moab was sore afraid of the peowill not turn into the fields, or into the ple, because they were many; and Moab

Balaam is sent for by Balak. CHAP. XXII.

ms ass speaks to him. was distressed because of the children of 19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye Israel.

also here this night, that I 4 And Moab said unto the elders of Mi- what the LORD will say unto me more.

may know dian, Now shall this company lick up all that 20 And God came unto Balaam at night, are round about us, as the ox licketh up the and said unto

him, If the men come to call grass of the field. And Balak the son of thee, rise up, and go with them ; but yet Zipporwasking of the Moabites at that time. the word which I shall say unto thee, that

5 He sent messengers therefore unto sbalt thou do. Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which 21 And Balaam rose up in the morning, is by the river of the land of the children and saddled his ass, and went with the of bis people, to call him, saying, Behold, princes of Moab. there is a people come out from Egypt: 22 T And God's anger was kindled bebehold, they cover the face of the earth, cause he went: and the angel of ö e Lord and they abide over against me: stood in the way for an adversary against

6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and Curse me this people; for they are too bis two servants were with him. mighty for me : peradventure I shall pre- 23 And the ass saw the angel of the vail, that we may smite them, and that I LORD standing in the way, and his sword may drive them out of the land: for I wot drawn in his hand: and the ass turned that he wbom thou blessest is blessed, and aside out of the way, and went into the he whom thou cursest is cursed.

field ; and Balaam smote the ass, to turn 7 And the elders of Moab and the elders her into the way. of Midian departed with the rewards of 24 But the angel of the LORD stood in divination in their hand; and they came a path of the vineyards, a wall being on unto Balaam, and spake unto him the this side, and a wall on that side. words of Balak.

25 And when the ass saw the angel of 8 And he said unto them, Lodge here the LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall, this night, and I will bring you word again, and crushed Balaam's foot against the as the LORD shall speak unto me: and the wall: and he smote her again. princes of Moab abode with Balaam. 26 And the angel of the LORD went

9 And God came unto Balaam, and further, and stood in a narrow place, where said, What men are these with thee?

was no way to turn either to the right hand 10 And Balaam said unto God, Balak or to the left. the son of Zippor, king of Moab, bath 27 And when the ass saw the angel of sent unto me, saying,

the LORD, she fell down under Balaam : 11 Behold, there is a people come out and Balaam's anger was kindled, and he of Egypt, which covereth the face of the smote the ass with a staff. earth : come now, curse me them; perad- 28 And the LORD opened the month of venture I shall be able to overcome them, the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What and drive them out.

have I done unto thee, that thou hast smit. 12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou ten me these three times ? shalt not go with them; thou shalt not 29 And Balaam said unto the ass, Becurse the people: for they are blessed. cause thou hast mocked me: I would

13 And Balaam rose up in the morning, there wer: a sword in my hand, for now and said unto the princes of Balak, Get would I kill thee. you into your land: for the Lord refuseth 30 And the ass said unto Balaam, Am to give me leave to go with you. not I thine ass, upon which thou hast rid

14 And the princes of Moab rose up, den ever since I was thine unto this day? and they went unto Balak, and said, Ba- was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And laam refuseth to come with us.

he said, Nay. 15 | And Balak sent yet again princes, 31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of more, and more honourable than they. Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD

16 And they came to Balaam, and said standing in the way, and his sword drawn to him, Thus saith Balak the son of Zip- in his hand : and he bowed down his head, por, Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee and fell flat on his face. from coming unto me:

32 And the angel of the Lord said unto 17 For I will promote thee unto very him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine great honour, and I will do whatsoever ass these three times ? behold, I went out thou sayest unto me: come therefore, I to withstand thee, because thy way is perpray thee, curse me this people.

verse before me: 18 And Balaam answered and said unto 33 And the ass saw me, and turned the servants of Balak, If Balak would give from me these three times : unless she had me his house all of silver and gold, I can- turned from me, surely now also I had not go beyond the word of the Lord my slain thee, and saved her alive. God, to do less or more.

31 And Balaam said unto the angel of

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