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22 God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the Strength of an Unicorn.

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 wrought?

24 Behold the People shall rise up as a great Lion, and lift up himself as a young Lion: he shall not lie 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 T thee, saying, All that the Lord speakelh, that I must do?

27 And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee 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 Jcshimon.

29 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven Altars, and 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.

CHAP. XXIV.

Balaam prophesutb IsraeTs Happiness.

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the Lord to bless Israel, he me.

v ent not as at other Times, 4 F°' 1 brought thee up out of the

♦„ f L /■_- f_ u » i_ „ Land of Egypt, and Redeemed thee

to feck for Enchantments, but OBt of the%voafe 0f setvants, and t

he set his Face toward the sent befoie thee Moses, Aaroh, and

Wilderness. Miriam.

A J r> 1 It. 1 • < O my People, remember now;

2 And Balaam hit up his what Baiak King of Moab consulted. Eyes, and lie law Ilracl abi- and what Balaam the Son of Beoi

ding in his Tents according aniwe.ed him from shittim unto G.iX . _., ., . , ., P gal, that ye may know the Rights

to their 7 nbes, and the Spi- Sushesj of the Lord. rit of God came upon him.

3 And he took up his Parable, and said, Balaam the Son of Bcor hath said, and the Man whose Eyes arc open hath said:

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, O Jacob, and thy Tabernacles, O Israel!

6 As the Valleys are they spread forth, as Gardens by the River-side, as the Trees of Lign-Aloes which the Lord hath planted, and as Cedar-trees beside the Waters.

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 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.

9 He couched, he lay down as a Lion, and as a great Lion, who shall stir him up? Blefled is he that blcfleth thee, and cursed is he that curscth thee.

io And Balak's Anger was kindled against Balaam, and he smote his Hands together: and Balak said unto Balaam, J called thee to curse mine Enemies, and behold, thou hast altogether blefled them these three Times.

11 Therefore now flee thou to thy Place: I thought to promote thee unto great Honour, but lo, the Lord hath kept thee back from Honour*

i2 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 faith, that will I sppak?

14 And now, behold, I go unto my People: come thercr fore, 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 slid, Balaam the Sort 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 Knowledge of the Most High, which saw the Vision of the Almighty, falling into a Trance, but having his Eyes open:

17 x I shall see him, hut *#«"*. ii. 1 When Jksw Wm born not no;y; I shall behold, him, in Bethlchem of laiu> ** thc Djy$

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of Herod the King, behold, there came * Wise Men tiom the East to Jerusalem)

2 Savins, Where is berliat it Box* Kino of the J>ws! for we have Ice* his Star in thr East, tnd ate come

to WORSHIP HIM.

9 And lo, the Star which they saw in the East, went hefoie them, till it came and flood over wbete the young Child was.

to When they saw th; Star, they rejoyced with exceeding ^rc.t joy.

but not nigh : there shall come a Star out of Jacob, 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 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:

2i And he looked on the Kenites; and took up his Parable, and said, Strong is thy Dwelling-place, and thou put-? test thy Nest in a Rock.

22 Nevertheless, the Kenite shall be wasted, until Ashur shall carry thee away Captive.

2 j And he took up his Parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God doth this!

24 And Ships shall come from the Coast of Chittim, and shall afflict Ashur, and shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish for ever.

25 And Balaam rose up and went and returned to his Place: and Balak also went his way.

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the People began to Commit n To oveithiow their Seed also

Whoredom with the Daugh- «mo»B 'he Nations, and to scatter

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ters Ot JVlpaD. 28 They joined themselves also un

2 And they called the to Baal peot, and ace the Sacrifices

People unto the Sacrifices of of the Dead.

* Or Magi.

their Gods: and the People "Thus they proroked him to

<\\A Pit inrl hnwpH Hnuun m An8" with theit Inventions: and did eat, and bowed down to ,he plague blilke in upon tncm>

their Gods.

3 And Israel joined himself unto Baal-peor: and the Anger of the 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 she Sun, that the fierce Anger of the Lord may be turned away from Israel.

5 And Moses said unto the Judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his Men, that were joined unto Baal-peor.

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 Children of Israel, who were weeping before the Door of the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

7 « And when Phinehas . p/i/.evi. 30 Then stood upPmthe Son of Eleazar, the Son Nfas. and executed Judgment: and

of Aaron the Priest saw it, so the plli8uc WJS staycd

he rose up from amongst 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: So the Plague was stayed from the Children of Israel.

9 And those that died in the Plague, were twenty and four thousand.

10 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

11 Phinehas the Son of Eleazar, the Son of Aaron the Pried, hath turned my Wrath away from the Children of Israel (while he was zealous for my Sake among them) that I consumed not the Children of Israel in my Jealousy.

12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my Covenant os Peace.

13 And he shall have it, and his Seed after him, even the Covenant of an everlasting Priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an Atonement for the Children of Israel.

14 Now the Name of the Israelite that was slain, even that was slain with the Midianitish Woman, was Zimri tfce Son of Salu, a Prince of a phief House among the Simeonites.

15 And. the Name of thf Midianitish Woman that was flain, was Cozbi the Daughter of Zur; he was Head over a People, and of a chief House in Midian.

16 And the Lord spake unto Moses, faying,

17 Vex the Midianites, and smite them.

18 For they vex you with their Wiles, wherewith they have beguiled you in the Matter of Peor, and in the Matter of Cozbi, the Daughter of a Prince of Midian their Sister, which was flain in the Day of the Plague for Peor's Sake.

CHAP.' XXVI.

1 Israel numbred. 5 2 The Inheritance cs the Lund divided.

Ver. 1 AND it came to pass after the Plague, that the XX Lord spake unto Moses, and unto Eleazar the Son of Aaron the Priest, faying,

2 Take the Sum of all the Congregation of the Children of Israel, from twenty Years old and upward, throughout their Father's House, all that are able to go to War in Israel.

51 These were the numbred of the Children of Israel, six hundred thousand and a thousand seven hundred and thirty.

63 These are they that were numbred by Moses and Eleazar the Priest, who numbred the Children of Israel in the Plains of Moab, by Jordan near Jericho.

64 But among these, there was not a Man of them whom Moses and Aaron the Priest numbred, when they numbred the Children of Israel in the Wilderness of Sinai.

6; For the Lord had said of them, They shall surely die in the Wilderness. And there was not left a Man of them, save Caleb the Son of Jcphunneh, and Joshua the Son of Nun.

CHAP. XXVII.

6 The Law os Inheritance. 12 Moses being told of his Deaths sueth for a Succejsor. 18 Jojhua is appointed.

Vtr. 12 A ND the Lord said unto Moses, Get thee up J\. into this Mount Abarim, and fee the Land Which I have given unto the Children of Israel.

U And, when thou haft seen it, thou ajso shalt be ga

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