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Israel's happiness. 12 And he answered and said, Must down until he eat of the prey, and I not take heed to speak that which drink the blood of the slain. the Lord hath put in my mouth? 25 And Balak said unto Balaam, 13 And Balak said unto him, Come, Neither curse them at all, nor bless I pray thee, with me unto another them at all. place, from whence thou mayest see

26 But Balaam answered and said them : thou shalt see but the utmost unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, part of them, and shalt not see them all that the LORD speaketh, that I all: and curse me them from thence. must do? 14 ( And he brought him into the 27 | And Balak said unto Balaam, field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee and built seven altars, and offered a unto another place; peradventure bullock and a ram on every altar.

it will please God that thou mayest 15 And he said unto Balak, Stand curse me them from thence. here by thy burnt offering, while I 28 And Balak brought Balaam meet the LORD yonder.

unto the top of Peor, that looketh 16 And the Lord met Balaam, toward Jeshimon. and put a word in his mouth, and 29 And Balaam said unto Balak, said, Go again unto Balak, and say Build me herc seven altars, and prethus.

pare me here seven bullocks and 17 And when he came to him, be- seven rams. hold, he stood by his burnt offering,

30 And Balak did as Balaam had and the princes of Moab with him. said, and offered a bullock and a And Balak said unto him, What hath ram on every altar. the LORD spoken?

CHAPTER XXIV. 18 And he took up his parable, Balaam forctelieth the happiness of Israel. 10 Ba. and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear;

lak in anger dismisseth him. 15 He prophesieth

of the Star of Jacob, and of the desiruction of hearken unto me, thou son of Zip

sundry nations. por: 19 God is not a man, that he pleased the LORD to bless Isshould lie; neither the son of man, rael, he went not, as at other times, that he should repent: hath he said, to seek for enchantments, but he set and shall he not do it? or hath he his face toward the wilderness. spoken, and shall he not make it

2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, good ?

and he saw Israel abiding in his 20 Behold, I have received com- tents according to their tribes; and mandment to bless: and he hath the Spirit of God came upon him. blessed; and I cannot reverse it.

3 And he took up his parable, and 21 He hath not beheld iniquity in said, Balaam the son of Beor hath Jacob, neither hath he seen per- said, and the man whose eyes are verseness in Israel : the Lord his open hath said: God is with him, and the shout of a 4 He hath said, which heard the king is among them.

words of God, which saw the vision 22 God brought them out of Egypt; of the Almighty, falling into a trance, he hath as it were the strength of a but having his eyes open: unicorn.

5 How goodly are thy tents, O Ja 23 Surely there is no enchantment cob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel ! against Jacob, neither is there any 6 As the valleys are they spread divination against Israel: according forth, as gardens by the river's side, to this time it shall be said of Ja- as the trees of lignaloes which the cob and of Israel, What hath God Lord hath planted, and as cedar wrought!

trees beside the waters. 24 Behold, the people shall rise up

7 He shall pour the water out of as a great lion, and lift up himself his buckets, and his seed shall be as a young lion: he shall not lie in many waters, and his king shall


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Balak is displeased. NUMBERS. The Star out of Jac be higher than Agag, and his king- 18 And Edom shall be a poss dom shall be exalted.

sion, Seir also shall be a possessi 8 God brought him forth out of for his enemies; and Israel shall Egypt; he hath as it were the valiantly. strength of a unicorn: he shall eat 19 Out of Jacob shall come he ti up the nations his enemies, and shall shall have dominion, and shall break their bones, and pierce them stroy him that remaineth of the ci through with his arrows.

20 And when he looked on An 9 He couched, he lay down as a lek, he took up his parable, a lion, and as a great lion: who shall said, Amalek was the first of stir him up? Blessed is he that nations; but his latter end shall blesseth thee, and cursed is he that that he perish for ever. curseth thee.

21 And he looked on the Kenit 10 And Balak's anger was kindled and took up his parable, and sa against Balaam, and he smote his Strong is thy dwellingplace, a hands together: and Balak said un- thou puttest thy nest in a rock. to Balaam, I called thee to curse 22 Nevertheless the Kenite sh mine enemies, and, behold, thou be wasted, until Asshur shall car hast altogether blessed them these thee away captive. three times.

23 And he took up his paral 11 Therefore now flee thou to thy and said, Alas, who shall live wb place: I thought to promote thee un God doeth this! to great honour; but, lo, the LORD 24 And ships shall come from hath kept thee back from honour. coast of Chittim, and shall afil

12 And Balaam said unto Balak, Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, a Spake I not also to thy messen- he also shall perish for ever. gers which thou sentest unto me, 25 And Balaam rose up, and w saying,

and returned to his place: and I 13 If Balak would give me his lak also went his way. house full of silver and gold, I can

CHAPTER XXV. not go beyond the commandment Israel at șhittim commit whoredom and idola of the LORD, to do either good or

6 Phinehas killeth Zimri and Cozbi. 10

therefore giveth him the covenant of an ever! bad of mine own mind; but what ing priesthood. 16 The Midianites are to be vethe LORD saith, that will I speak? ND Israel abode in Shittim, a

14 And now, behold, I go unto A the people began to com my people: come therefore, and I whoredom with the daughters will advertise thee what this peo- Moab. ple shall do to thy people in the 2 And they called the people u latter days.

the sacrifices of their gods: and 15 And he took up his parable, people did eat, and bowed down and said, Balaam the son of Beor their gods. hath said, and the man whose eyes 3 And Israel joined himself ur are open hath said:

Baal-peor: and the anger of t 16 He hath said, which heard the LORD was kindled against Israel

. words of God, and knew the knowl 4 And the LORD said unto Mos edge of the Most High, which saw Take all the heads of the peop the vision of the Almighty, falling and hang them up before the Lo into a trance, but having his eyes against the sun, that the fierce a open:

ger of the LORD may be turn 17 I shall see him, but not now: I away from Israel. shall behold him, but not nigh: there 5 And Moses said unto the judg shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a of Israel, Slay ye every one his m Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and that were joined unto Baal-peor. shall smite the corners of Moab, and 6 And, behold, one of the childr destroy all the children of Sheth.

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Zimri and Cozbi slain. NUMBERS. The Israelites numbered.
brethren a Midianitish woman in which was slain in the day of the
the sight of Moses, and in the sight plague for Peor's sake.
of all the congregation of the chil-

dren of Israel, who were weeping the number of all Israel is taken in the plains of
before the door of the tabernacle of Moab. 52 The land is to be divided by lot. 57
the congregation.

The families and number of the Levites. 63 Of

al the men numbered at Sinai, only Caleb and 7 And when Phinehas, the son of Joshua are left.

ND it to saw it, he rose up

the congregation, and took a javelin in unto Moses and unto Eleazar the his hand;

son of Aaron the priest, saying, 8 And he went after the man of Is- 2 Take the sum of all the conrael into the tent, and thrust both gregation of the children of Israel, of them through, the man of Israel, from twenty years old and upward, and the woman through her belly, throughout their fathers' house, all So the plague was stayed from the that are able to go to war in Israel. children of Israel.

3 And Moses and Eleazar the priest 9 And those that died in the plague spake with them in the plains of were twenty and four thousand. Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying, 10 And the Lord spake unto

4 Take the sum of the people, from Moses, saying,

twenty years old and upward; as 11 Phinehas

, the son of Eleazar, the LORD commanded Moses and the son of Aaron the priest, bath the children of Israel, which went turned my wrath' away from the forth out of the land of Egypt. children of Israel, while he was 5 Reuben, the eldest son of Israel : zealous for my sake among them, the children of Reuben; Hanoch, of that I consumed not the children of whom cometh the family of the HaIsrael in my jealousy.

nochites: of Pallu, the family of the 12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give Palluites : unto him my covenant of peace :

6 Of Hezron, the family of the 13 And he shall have it, and his Hezronites : of Carmi, the family seed after him, even the covenant of of the Carmites. an everlasting priesthood; because These are the families of the Reuhe was zealous for his God, and benites: and they that were numbermade an atonement for the children ed of them were forty and three thouof Israel.

sand and seven hundred and thirty. 14 Now the name of the Israelite 8 And the sons of Pallu; Eliab. that was slain, even that was slain 9 And the sons of Eliab; Nemuel, with the Midianitish woman, was and Dathan, and Abiram. This is Zimri

, the son of Salu, a prince of a that Dathan and Abiram, which were chief house among the Simeonites. famous in the congregation, who

15 And the name of the Midianitish strove against Moses and against woman that was slain was Cozbi, the Aaron in the company of Korah, daughter of Zur; he was head over when they strove against the LORD: a people, and of a chief house in 10 And the earth opened her mouth, Midian.

and swallowed them up together 16 And the Lord spake unto Moses, with Korah, when that company saying,

died, what time the fire devoured 17 Vex the Midianites, and smite two hundred and fifty men: and

they became a sign. 18 For they vex you with their 11 Notwithstanding the children wiles, wherewith they have beguil- of Korah died not. ed you in the matter of Peor, and in 12 The sons of Simeon after their the matter of Cozbi, the daughter families : of Nemuel, the family of of a prince of Midian, their sister, the Nemuelites: of Jamin, the fam

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Israel is tad ily of the Jaminites: of Jachin, the 27 These are the families of family of the Jachinites:

Zebulonites according to those ti 13 Of Zerah, the family of the were numbered of them, threesc Zarhites: of Shaul, the family of thousand and five hundred. the Shaulites.

28 The sons of Joseph after the 14 These are the families of the families were Manasseh and Eph Simeonites, twenty and two thou- im. sand and two hundred.

29 Of the sons of Manasseh : 15 The children of Gad after their Machir, the family of the Mach families: of Zephon, the family of ites: and Machir begat Gilead: the Zephonites: of Haggi, the fam- Gilead come the family of the ily of the Haggites: of Shuni, the eadites. family of the Shunites :

30 These are the sons of Gilea 16 Of Ozni, the family of the of Jeezer, the family of the Jeez Oznites: of Eri, the family of the ites: of Helek, the family of Erites :

Helekites: 17 Of Arod, the family of the 31 And of Asriel, the family of Arodites : of Areli, the family of Asrielites: and of Shechem, the Arelites.

family of the Shechemites: 18 These are the families of the 32 And of Shemida, the family children of Gad according to those the Shemidaites: and of Heph that were numbered of them, forty the family of the Hepherites. thousand and five hundred.

33 And Zelophehad the son 19 The sons of Judah were Er and Hepher had no sons, but daughte Onan: and Er and Onan died in the and the names of the daughters land of Canaan.

Zelophehad were Mahlah, and I 20 And the sons of Judah after ah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. their families were; of Shelah, the 34 These are the families of N family of the Shelanites: of Pharez, nasseh, and those that were nu the family of the Pharzites: of Ze- bered of them, fifty and two the rah, the family of the Zarhites. sand and seven hundred.

21 And the sons of Pharez were ; 35 These are the sons of Ephra of Hezron, the family of the Hezron- after their families: of Shuthel ites: of Hamul, the family of the the family of the Shuthalhites: Hamulites.

Becher, the family of the Bachrit 22 These are the families of Judah of Tahan, the family of the Tah: according to those that were num- ites. bered of them, threescore and six 36 And these are the sons of Sl teen thousand and five hundred. thelah: of Eran, the family of

23 Of the sons of Issachar after Eranites. their families: of Tola, the family 37 These are the families of of the Tolaites: 'of Pua, the family sons of Ephraim according to th of the Punites:

that were numbered of them, thi 24 Of Jashub, the family of the and two thousand and five hundr Jashubites: of Shimron, the family These are the sons of Joseph af of the Shimronites.

their families. 25 These are the families of Issa 38 The sons of Benjamin after th char according to those that were families: of Bela, the family of numbered of them, threescore and Belaites: of Ashbel, the family four thousand and three hundred. the Ashbelites: of Ahiram, the fa

26 Of the sons of Zebulun after ily of the Ahiramites: their families: of Sered, the family 39 Of Shupham, the family of of the Sardites: of Elon, the family Shuphamites: of Hupham, the fa of the Elonites: of Jahleel, the family of the Huphamites. ily of the 40 And the sons of Bela were


in the plains of Moab. NUMBERS. Number of the Levites. and Naaman: of Ard, the family of shalt give the less inheritance: to the Ardites: and of Naaman, the every one shall his inheritance be family of the Naamites.

given according to those that were 41 These are the sons of Benjamin numbered of him. after their families: and they that 55 Notwithstanding the land shall were numbered of them were forty be divided by lot: according to the and five thousand and six hundred. names of the tribes of their fathers 42 These are the sons of Dan after they shall inherit. their families: of Shuham, the fam 56 According to the lot shall the ily of the Shuhamites. These are possession thereof be divided bethe families of Dan after their fam-tween many and few. ilies.

57 | And these are they that were 43 All the families of the Shuham- numbered of the Levites after their ites, according to those that were families: of Gershon, the family of numbered of them, were threescore the Gershonites: of Kohath, the famand four thousand and four hun- ily of the Kohathites: of Merari, dred.

the family of the Merarites. 44 Of the children of Asher after 58 These are the families of the their families: of Jimna, the family Levites: the family of the Libnites, of the Jimnites: of Jesui, the family the family of the Hebronites, the of the Jesuites: of Beriah, the fam- family of the Mahlites, the family ily of the Beriites.

of the Mushites, the family of the 45 Of the sons of Beriah: of Heber, Korathites. And Kohath begat Amthe family of the Heberites: of Mal- | ram. chiel

, the family of the Malchielites. 59 And the name of Amram's wife 46 And the name of the daughter was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, of Asher was Sarah.

whom her mother bare to Levi in 47 These are the families of the Egypt: and she bare unto Amram, sons of Asher according to those Aaron and Moses and Miriam their that were numbered of them; who sister. were fifty and three thousand and 60 And unto Aaron was born Nadab four hundred.

and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 48 of the sons of Naphtali after 61 And Nadab and Abihu died, their families: of Jahzeel, the fam- when they offered strange fire beily of the Jahzeelites : of Guni, the fore the LORD. family of the Gunites :

62 And those that were numbered 49 Of Jezer

, the family of the Je- of them were twenty and three thouzerites: of Shillem, the family of the sand, all males from a month old and Shillemites.

upward: for they were not number50 These are the families of Naph ed among the children of Israel, betali according to their families: and cause there was no inheritance givthey that were numbered of them en them among the children of Iswere forty and five thousand and rael. four hundred.

63 | These are they that were 51 These were the numbered of the numbered by Moses and Eleazar children of Israel, six hundred thou- the priest, who numbered the chilsand and a thousand seven hundred | dren of Israel in the plains of Moab

by Jordan near Jericho. 52 And the LORD spake unto Mo 64 But among these there was not ses, saying,

a man of them whom Moses and Aa53 Unto these the land shall be ron the priest numbered, when they divided for an inheritance according numbered the children of Israel in to the number of names.

the wilderness of Sinai. 54 To many thou shalt give the 65 For the Lord had said of them, more inheritance, and to few thou They shall surely die in the wilder

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