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thered unto thy People, as Aaron thy Brother was gathered.
14 For ye have rebelled against my Commandment (in the Desert of Zin, in the Strife of the Congregation) to sanctify me at the Water, before their Eyes: that is the Water of Meribah in Kadefh in the Wilderness of Zin,
15 And Moses spake unto the Lord, saying,
16 Let the Lord the God of the Spirits of all Flesji, set a Man over the Congregation,
17 Which may go out before them, and which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in; that the Congregation of the Lord be not as Sheep which have no Shepherd.
18 And the Lord said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the Son of Nun, a Man in whom is the Spirit, and lay thine Hand upon him.
19 And set him before Eleazar the Priest, and before all the Congregation : and give him a Charge in their Sight.
20 And thou shalt put some of thine Honour upon him, that all the Congregation of the Children of Israel may be obedient.
21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the Priest, who shall ask Counsel for him, after the Judgment of Urim before the Lord: at his Word shall they go out, and at his Word they shall come in, both he, and all the Children of Israel with him; even all the Congregation.
22 And Moses did as the Lord commanded him: and he took Joshua and set him before Eleazar the Priest, and before all the Congregation.
23 And he laid his Hands upon him, and gave him a Charge, as the Lord commanded by the Hand of Moses.
I The Reubenites and Gala a sue for their Inheritance on that Side Jordan: 6 Moses reproveth them: 16 They offer him Conditions to his Content: 33 Moses ajsigneth them the Land; 39 They conquer it.
i Two and forty Journey: of the Israelites. 50 The Canaanitn are to be destroyed.
Ver. 38 AND Aaron the Priest went up into Mount Hor, Xx at the Commandment of the Lord, and died there in the fortieth Year after the Children of Israel were come out of the Land of Egypt, in the first Day of the fifth Month.
39 And- Aaron was an hundred and twenty and three Years old, when he died in Mount Hor.
50 And the Lord spake unto Moses, in the Plains of Moab, by Jordan near Jericho, faying,
51 Speak unto the Children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye are pasted over Jordan, into the Land os Canaan;
52 Then ye shall drive out all the Inhabitants of the Land from before you, and destroy all their Pictures, and destroy all their molten Images, and quite pluck down all their high Places.
53 And ye shall dispossess the Inhabitants of the Land, and dwell therein: for I have given you the Land to possess it.
54 And ye shall divide the Land by Lot for an Inheritance among your Families, and to the more ye shall give the more Inheritance, and to the fewer ye shall give the less Inheritance: every Man's Inheritance mail be in the Place where his Lot falleth, according to the Tribes of your Fathers ye shall inherit.
55 But if ye will not drive out the Inhabitants of the Land from before you, then it (hall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall ba Pricks in your Eyes, and Thorns in your Sides, and shall vex you in the Land wherein ye dwell.
5 6 Moreover, it shall come to pass, that I shall do unto you, as I thought to do unto them.
IN this Book of Numbers is concluded the History of the Hebrews, from their Deliverance out of Egypt, to the last Year of their Migration in the Wilderness.
In this and the former Books is contained a very particular and- distinct Relation of the many Trials and Tempta
tions that this People paTed through, while they were kept in a Desert, living d ily upon miraculous Bread and Water, having the visible Appearance of the Cloud by Day, to shade them from the scorching Beams of the Sun, and a Pillar of Fire by Night.
By the Movement of these, their March was directed; but notwithstanding all the tremendous Appearances of the Divine Majesty upon Mount Sinai, and their miraculous Support by Manna rained every Day from Heaven, and a River struck from a Rock, that followed them in this parched Desert, upon the least Distress or Difficulty, this People fell into continual Murmurings, Despondencies, Unbelief, and Rebellions, and so far Provoked the Displeasure of their Almighty Deliverer, that but Two of the vast Multitude that came out of Egypt, were permitted to enter into the promised Land.
In reading this wonderful History, it ought so be considered, that our Saviour and the Apostles have in many Instances applied these to the State of the Christian Church; which is summed up in
i Cor. X.
Ver. iVsOREOVER, Brethren, I would not that ye i.V_L should be ignorant, how that All our Fathers were under the Cloud, and all pasted through the Sea;
2 And were all Baptized unto Moses in the Cloud, and in the Sea;
3 And did all Eat the same Spiritual Meat;
4 And did all Drink the same Spiritual Drink: (For they drank of that Spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ.)
5 But with many of them God was Not well Pleased: for they were Overthrown in the Wilderness.
6 Now These Things were our Examples, to the Intent We should Not Lust after evil Things, as they also lusted.
7 Neither be ye Idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, The People fat down to eat and drink, and
"rose up to play.
8 Neither let us commit Fornication, as some of them committed, and fell in one Day three and twenty thousand.
F f 9 Neither
9 Neither let us Tempt Christ, as some of them also tempted, and were Destroyed of Serpents.
Io Neither Murmur ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the Destroyer.
Ii Now all These Things happened unto them for Ensamhi.es: and they are Written for our AdmoniTion, upon whom the Ends of the World are come.
it Wherefore let him that thinketh he Standeth, take
HEED lest he FALL.
13 There hath no Temptation taken you, but such as is common to Man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the Temptation also make a Way to Escape, that ye may be Able to Bear it.
14 Wherefore, my dearly beloved, flee from Idolatry.
15 I speak as to wife Men : judge ye what I fay.
• Rom. XI.
Vtr. 11 T Say then, Have they stumbled that they should X. fall? God forbid: but rather through their Fall Salvation is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to Jealousy.
i a Now if the Fall of them be the Riches of the World, and the diminishing of them the Riches of the Gentiles: how much more their Fulness?
13 For I speak to you Gentiles, in as much as I am the Apostle of the Gentiles, I magnify mine Office.
14 If by any means I may provoke to Emulation them which are my Flesh, and might save some of them.
15 For if the Casting Away of them be the reconciling of the World; what shall the receiving of them be, but Life from the Dead?
16 For if the First-fruit be holy, the Lump is also holy: and if the Rpot be holy, so are the Branches.
17 And if some of.the Branches be broken off, and thou being a Wild-olive-tree, wert grassed in amongst them, and with them partakest of the Root and Fatness of the Olive-tree;
18 Boast not agaipst the Branches: but if thou boast, thou bearest not the Root,«*>ut the Root thee.
19 Thou wilt fay then, The Branches were broken off, that I might be grafted in.
io Well; because of Unbelief they were broken off, and thou Standest By Faith. Be not High-minded, but FEAR.
21 For if God spared not the natural Branches, take heed lest he also spare not thee.
22 Behold therefore the Goodness, and Severity of God: on them which Fell, Severity; but towards thee, Goodness, if thou Continue in his Goodness: otherwise thou also shalt be Cut Off.
23 And they also, if they bide not still in Unbelief, shall be grassed in: for God is able to graff them in again.
25 For I would not, Brethren, that ye should be ignorant of this Mystery (lest ye should be wise in your own Conceits) that Blindness in part is happened to Israel, until the Fulness of the Gentiles be come in.
26 And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, There shall come out of Sion the Deliverer, and shall turn away Ungodliness from Jacob.
27 For this is my Covenant unto them, when I shall take away their Sins.
33 O the Depth of the Riches both of the Wisdom and Knowledge of God : how Unsearchable are his Judgments, and his Ways past finding out!
34 For who hath known the Mind of the Lord, Of Who hath been his Counseller?
3 5 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
36 For of him, and thrpugh him, and to him are all Things: to whom be Glory for Ever. Amen
Jude. Ver. 3"DELOVED, when I gave all Diligence to writo JD unto you of the common Salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort ypu that ye should earnestly Contend for the Faith which was once delivered unto the Saints.
4 For there are certain Men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this Condemnation, ungodly Men, turning the Grace of our God into Lascivioust Ness, and Denying the Only Lorp God, and our Lord, Jesus Christ.
5 I will therefore put you in Remembrance, though ye, once knew this, how that the Lord having Saved thej