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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, saying, 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 Nain in the Day of the Plague for Peor's Sake.
CH A P. XXVI.
1 Ifrael numbred. 52 The Inheritance of the Land divided.
CHA P. XXVII. 6 The Law of Inheritance. 12 Moses being sold of his Death,
fueth for a Succesfor. 18 Jofua is appointed.
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 fanctify me at the Water, before their Eyes : that is the Water of Meribah in Kadesh in the Wilderness of Zin
15 And Moses spake unto the LORD, saying,
16 Let the LORD the God of the Spirits of all Flesh, 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 cominanded by the Hand of Moses.
CH A P. XXXII.
i The Reubenites and Gadites que for their Inheritance on that
Side Yordan : 6 Mofes reproveth them : 16 They offer him Conditions to his content: 33 Mofes assigneth them the Land : 39 They conquer it.
CH A P. XXXifi.
1 Two and forty Journeys of the Ifraelites. 50 The Canaanites
are to be destroyed.
Ver. 38 AND 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 Moses, in the Plains of Moab, by Jordan near Jericho, saying,
51 Speak unto the Children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye are pafled over Jordan, into 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 difpossess the Inhabitants of the Land, and dwell therein: for I have given you the Land to porsess 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.
TN this Book of NUMBERS is concluded the History of I 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 pa Ted 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 to be confidered, that our Saviour and the Apostles have in many Instances applied these to the State of the Christian Church; which is summed up in
1 Cor. X. Ver. I
M OREOVER, Brethren, I would not that ye
VI should be ignorant, how that ALL our FATHERS were under the CLOUD, and all passed 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 lufted.
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 allo tempted, 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. 15 I speak as to wise Men : judge ye what I say.
Rom. XI. Ver: U T Say then, Have they stumbled that they should
I 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 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 Root be holy, so are the Branches.
17 And if fome of the Branches be broken off, and thoa being a WILD-OLIVE-TREE, wert graffed in amongft them, and with them partakest 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.