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CHA P. XXXIII.
1 Two and forty Journeys of the Israelites. 50 The Canaanites
are to be destroyed.
Ver. 38 A
ND Aaron the Priest went up into Mount Hor,
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 Moies, in the Plains of Moab, by Jordan near Jericho, saying,
51 Speak unto the Children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye are pailed over Jordan, intc the Land of 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 difpofless the Inhabitants of the Land, and dwell therein: for I have given you the Land to pofsess 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 shall 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 shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be Pricks in your Eyes, and Thorns in your Sides, and shall vex you in the Land wherein ye dwell.
56 Moreover, it shall come to pass, that I shall do unto you, as I thought to do unto them.
N this Book of NUMBERS is concluded the History of
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 pa Ted through, while they were kept in a Desert, living dily 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 to be confidered, that our SAVIOUR and the Apostles have in many Instances applied these to the State of the Christian Church; which is fummed up in
i Cor. X. Ver. 1 OREOVER, Brethren, I would not that ye
were under the Cloud, and all pafled 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 sat 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.
9 Neither let us tempt Christ, as some of them also templed, and were DESTROYED of SERPENTS.
10 Neither MURMUR ye, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed of the Destroyer.
1 Now all these Things happened unto them for ENSAMPLES : and they are WRITTEN for our ADMONITION, upon whom the Ends of the WORLD are come.
12 Wherefore let him that thinketh he STANDETH, take Heep left 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,
Say then, Have they stumbled that they should
fall? God forbid: but rather through their Fall SALVATION is come unto the Gentiles, for to provoke them to Jealousy.
12 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 fave some of them.
15 For if the CASTING AWAY of them be the recone ciling 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 Root be holy, so are the Branches.
17 And if fome of the Branches be broken off, and thou being a WILD-OLIVE-TREE, wert graffed in amongst them, and with them partakelt of the Root and Fatness of the Olive-tree;
18 Boast not against the Branches : but if thou boast, thou bearest not the Root, but the Root thee.
19 Thou wilt say then, The Branches were broken off, that I might be graffed in.
20 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 left 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 fhalt be CUT OFF.
23 And they also, if they bide not still in Unbelief, shall be graffed 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, or who hath been his COUNSELLER?
35 Or who hath first given to him, and it shall be recompensed unto him again?
36 For of him, and through him, and to him are all Things : to whom be Glory for EVER. Amen.
unto you of the common Salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you
Thould 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 Lascivious: Ness, and DENYING the ONLY LORD God, and our LORD JESUS CHRIST.
5 I will therefore put you in Remembrance, though ye pnçe knew this, how that the Lord having saved the
People out of the Land of Egypt, afterward DESTROYED them that BELIEVED NOT.
6 And the Angels which kept not their first Estate, but left their own Habitation, he hath reserved in everlasting Chains under Darkness, unto the JUDGMENT of the GREAT Day.
HEB. II. Ver. 1
we ought EAR
heard, lest at any time we should let them sLIP.
2 For if the Word spoken by Angels was STEDFAST, and every TRANSGRESSION and Disobedience received a just Recompence of Reward.
3 How shall we ESCAPE if we NEGLECT so great SALVATION, which at the first began to be spoken by the LORD, and was confirmed unto us by them that heard him.
4 God also bearing them witness, both with Signs and Wonders, and with divers Miracles, and Gifts of the Holy Ghost, according to his own Will.
He B. III.
were to be spoken after ;
6 But Christ as a Son over his own House : whose House are we, if we hold fast the CONFIDENCE, and the REJOYCING of the Hope FIRM unto the End.
Ź Wherefore as the Holy Ghost faith, To-day if ye will hear his voice,
8 HARDEN NOT your Hearts, as in the Provocation, in the Day of Temptation in the Wilderness :
9 When your Fathers tempted me, proved me, and faw my Works forty Years.
10 Wherefore I was grieved with that Generation, and said, They do alway err in their Heart ; and they have not known my Ways.
u So I sware in my Wrath, They shall not enter into 12 Take heed, Brethren, left there be in any of you an EVIL HEART of UNBELIEF in DEPARTING from the LiVING God. 13 But cxhort one another daily while it is called, To