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promised lan inhabitants of the land from before from Shepham to Riblah, ont you; then it shall come to pass, that east side of Ain; and the bord those which ye let remain of them shall descend, and shall reach un shall be pricks in your eyes, and the side of the sea of Chinnere thorns in your sides, and shall vex eastward : you in the land wherein ye dwell. 12 And the border shall go dov

56 Moreover it shall come to pass, to Jordan, and the goings out of that I shall do unto you, as I thought shall be at the salt sea: this sh to do unto them.

be your land with the coasts the

of round CHAPTER XXXIV. The borders of the promised land, 16 The names children of Israel, saying, This

13 And Moses commanded t of the men appointed to divide it. ND the LORD spake unto Moses, the land which ye shall inherit

lot, which the LORD commanded 2 Command the children of Israel, give unto the nine tribes, and and say unto them, When ye come the half tribe : into the land of Canaan; this is the 14 For the tribe of the children land that shall fall unto you for an Reuben according to the house inheritance, even the land of Canaan their fathers, and the tribe of t with the coasts thereof:

children of Gad according to t 3 Then your south quarter shall be house of their fathers, have recei from the wilderness of Zin along by ed their inheritance; and half t the coast of Edom, and your south tribe of Manasseh have receiv border shall be the outmost coast of their inheritance: the salt sea eastward:

15 The two tribes and the ha 4 And your border shall turn from tribe have received their inheritan the south to the ascent of Akrab- on this side Jordan near Jeric bim, and pass on to Zin: and the eastward, toward the sunrising. going forth thereof shall be from the 16 And the LORD spake un south to Kadesh-barnea, and shall Moses, saying, go on to Hazar-addar, and pass on 17 These are the names of the m to Azmon:

which shall divide the land un 5 And the border shall fetch a com- you: Eleazar the priest, and Jos pass from Azmon unto the river of ua the son of Nun. Egypt, and the goings out of it shall 18 And ye shall take one prin be at the sea.

of every tribe, to divide the land 6 And as for the western border, inheritance. ye shall even have the great sea for 19 And the names of the men a a border: this shall be your west these: Of the tribe of Judah, Cal border.

the son of Jephunneh. 7 And this shall be your north 20 And of the tribe of the childr border: from the great sea ye shall of Simeon, Shemuel the son of Ai point out for you mount Hor: mihud.

8 From mount Hor ye shall point 21 Of the tribe of Benjamin, E out your border unto the entrance of dad the son of Chislon. Hamath; and the goings forth of the 22 And the prince of the tribe border shall be to Zedad:

the children of Dan, Bukki the s 9 And the border shall go on to of Jogli. Ziphron, and the goings out of it 23 The prince of the children shall be at Hazar-enan: this shall Joseph, for the tribe of the childr be your north border.

of Manasseh, Hanniel the son 10 And ye shall point out your Ephod. east border from Hazar-enan to She- 24 And the prince of the tribe pham: ĐH

the children of Ephraim, Kemu 11 And the coast shall go down the son of Shiphtan.

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Cities of the Levites. NUMBERS. The cities of refuge.

25 And the prince of the tribe of give to the Levites shall be forty and the children of Zebulun, Elizaphan eight cities: them shall ye give with the son of Parnach.

their suburbs. 26 And the prince of the tribe of 8 And the cities which ye shall the children of Issachar, Paltiel the give shall be of the possession of the son of Azzan.

children of Israel: from them that 27 And the prince of the tribe of have many ye shall give many; but the children of Asher, Ahihud the from them that have few ye shall son of Shelomi.

give few: every one shall give of 28 And the prince of the tribe of his cities unto the Levites accordthe children of Naphtali, Pedahel ing to his inheritance which he inthe son of Ammihud.

heriteth. 29 These are they whom the LORD 9 And the LORD spake unto commanded to divide the inherit Moses, saying, ance unto the children of Israel in 10 Speak unto the children of Isra the land of Canaan.

el, and say unto them, When ye be CHAPTER XXXV.

come over Jordan into the land of Eight and forty cities with their suburbs are to be Canaan, guen to the Levites. 6 Sic of them to be cities of 11 Then ye shall appoint you cities refuge. 9 The laws concerning manslaying and murder. 31 No satisfaction to be taken for the to be cities of refuge for that

you; life of the murderer.

the slayer may flee thither, which ND the LORD spake unto Moses killeth any person at unawares.

12 And they shall be unto you dan near Jericho, saying,

cities for refuge from the avenger; 2 Command the children of Israel, that the manslayer die not, until he that they give unto the Levites, of stand before the congregation in the inheritance of their possession, judgment. cities to dwell in; and ye shall give

13 And of these cities which ye also unto the Levites suburbs for shall give, six cities shall ye have the cities round about them.

for refuge. 3 And the cities shall they have to 14 Ye shall give three cities on dwell in; and the suburbs of them this side Jordan, and three cities shall be for their cattle, and for their shall ye give in the land of Canaan, goods, and for all their beasts. which shall be cities of refuge.

4 And the suburbs of the cities, 15 These six cities shall be a ref. which ye shall give unto the Le- uge, both for the children of Israel, vites, shall reach from the wall of and for the stranger, and for the sothe city and outward a thousand journer among them; that every one cubits round about.

that killeth any person unawares 5 And ye shall measure from with may flee thither. out the city on the east side two 16 And if he smite him with an thousand cubits

, and on the south instrument of iron, so that he die, he side two thousand cubits, and on is a murderer: the murderer shall the west side two thousand cubits, surely be put to death. and on the north side two thousand 17 And if he smite him with throwcubits; and the city shall be in the ing a stone, wherewith he may die, midst: this shall be to them the and he die, he is a murderer: the suburbs of the cities.

murderer shall surely be put to 6 And among the cities which ye death. shall give unto the Levites there shall 18 Or if he smite him with a hand be six cities for refuge, which ye shall weapon of wood, wherewith he may appoint for the manslayer, that he die, and he die, he is a murderer: may flee thither: and to them ye the murderer shall surely be put to shall add forty and two cities. death. 7 So all the cities which ye shall 19 The revenger of blood himself

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The lars concerning NUMBERS. manslaughter and murd shall slay the murderer: when he witness shall not testify against a meeteth him, he shall slay him. person to cause him to die.

20 But if he thrust him of hatred, 31 Moreover ye shall take nos or hurl at him by laying of wait, isfaction for the life of a murder that he die;

which is guilty of death: but 21 Or in enmity smite him with shall be surely put to death. his hand, that he die: he that smote 32 And ye shall take no satisf him shall surely be put to death; tion for him that is fled to the for he is a murderer: the revenger of his refuge, that he should co of blood shall slay the murderer, again to dwell in the land, until when he meeteth him.

death of the priest. 22 But if he thrust him suddenly 33 So ye shall not pollute the la without enmity, or have cast upon wherein ye are: for blood it defil him any thing without laying of the land and the land cannot wait,

cleansed of the blood that is sh 23 Or with any stone, wherewith therein, but by the blood of him t a man may die, seeing him not, and shed it. cast it upon him, that he die, and 34 Defile not therefore the la was not his enemy, neither sought which ye shall inhabit, wherein his harm;

dwell: for I the Lord dwell am 24 Then the congregation shall the children of Israel. judge between the slayer and the revenger of blood according to these CHAPTER XXXVI. judgments :

The inheritance of daughters secured to their 25 And the congregation shall de

tribe by their marrying only in that tribe.

The daughters of Zelophehad marry their liver the slayer out of the hand of ther's brothers' sons. the revenger of blood, and the con ND the chief fathers of the fa gregation shall restore him to the city of his refuge, whither he was the son of Machir, the son of 1 fled: and he shall abide in it un- nasseh, of the families of the sons to the death of the high priest, Joseph, came near, and spake bef which was anointed with the holy Moses, and before the princes, oil.

chief fathers of the children of 26 But if the slayer shall at any rael: time come without the border of the 2 And they said, The LORD C city of his refuge, whither he was manded my lord to give the land

an inheritance by lot to the child 27 And the revenger of blood find of Israel : and my lord was a him without the borders of the city manded by the Lord to give the of his refuge, and the revenger of heritance of Zelophehad our brot blood kill the slayer; he shall not unto his daughters. be guilty of blood

3 And if they be married to any 28 Because he should have remain the sons of the other tribes of ed in the city of his refuge until the children of Israel, then shall th death of the high priest: but after inheritance be taken from the the death of the high priest the heritance of our fathers, and sl slayer shall return into the land be put to the inheritance of of his possession.

tribe whereunto they are receiv 29 So these things shall be for so shall it be taken from the lot a statute of judgment unto you our inheritance. throughout your generations in all 4 And when the jubilee of the c your dwellings.

dren of Israel shall be, then s 30 Whoso killeth any person, the their inheritance be put unto murderer shall be put to death by inheritance of the tribe whereu the mouth of witnesses: but one they are received: so shall their

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9 Neither shall the inheritance re5 And Moses commanded the chil- move from one tribe to another tribe; dren of Israel according to the word but every one of the tribes of the chilof the Lord, saying, The tribe of the dren of Israel shall keep himself to sons of Joseph hath said well. his own inheritance. 6 This is the thing which the 10 Even as the LORD commanded LORD doth command concerning Moses, so did the daughters of Zethe daughters of Zelophehad, say- lophehad: ing, Let them marry to whom they i For Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hogthink best; only to the family of lah, and Milcah, and Noah, the the tribe of their father shall they daughters of Zelophehad, were marmarry.

ried unto their father's brothers'sons: 7 So shall not the inheritance of 12 And they were married into the the children of Israel remove from families of the sons of Manasseh the tribe to tribe: for every one of the son of Joseph, and their inheritance children of Israel shall keep himself remained in the tribe of the family to the inheritance of the tribe of his of their father. fathers.

13 These are the commandments 8 And every daughter, that possess- and the judgments, which the LORD eth an inheritance in any tribe of commanded, by the hand of Moses, the children of Israel, shall be wife unto the children of Israel in the unto one of the family of the tribe plains of Moab by Jordan near Jerof her father, that the children of icho.


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fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jac Moses' speech in the end of the fortieth year: in to give unto them and to their se which he briefly rehearseth the promise of God; after them. 13 the appointment of officers for them; 19 the sending of the spies to search the land ; 34 and

9 And I spake unto you at t God's anger for their incredulity and disobedi- time, saying, I am not able to b

you myself alone: THESE be the words which Mo 10 The LORD your God hath m

ses spake unto all Israel on this tiplied you, and, behold, ye are t side Jordan in the wilderness, in day as the stars of heaven for m the plain over against the Red sea, titude. between Paran, and Tophel, and 11 (The LORD God of your fath Laban, and Hazeroth, and Diza- make you a thousand times so ma hab.

more as ye are, and bless you, as 2 There are eleven days' journey hath promised you !) from Horeb by the way of mount 12 How can I myself alone be Seir unto Kadesh-barnea.

your cumbrance, and your burd 3 And it came to pass in the for- and your strife? tieth year, in the eleventh month, 13 Take you wise men, and und on the first day of the month, that standing, and known among yo Moses spake unto the children of tribes, and I will make them rul Israel, according unto all that the over you. LORD had given him in command 14 And ye answered me, and se ment unto them;

The thing which thou hast spol 4 After he had slain Sihon the is good for us to do. king of the Amorites, which dwelt 15 So I took the chief of y in Heshbon, and Og the king of Ba- tribes, wise men, and known, shan, which dwelt at Astaroth in made them heads over you, capta Edrei:

over thousands, and captains o 5 On this side Jordan, in the land hundreds, and captains over fift of Moab, began Moses to declare and captains over tens, and offic this law, saying,

among your tribes. 6 The LORD our God spake unto 16 And I charged your judges us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt that time, saying, Hear the car long enough in this mount:

between your brethren, and ju 7 Turn you, and take your journey, righteously between every man and go to the mount of the Amorites, his brother, and the stranger tha and unto all the places nigh thereun- with him. to, in the plain, in the hills, and in 17 Ye shall not respect person: the vale, and in the south, and by judgment; but ye shall hear the sea side, to the land of the Ca- small as well as the great; ye

sl naanites, and unto Lebanon, unto not be afraid of the face of m the great river, the river Euphrates. for the judgment is God's: and

8 Behold, I have set the land because that is too hard for you, br fore you: go in and possess the land it unto me, and I will hear it. which the LORD sware unto your 18 And I commanded you at t

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