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            The Fourth Book of Moses

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CHAPTER 1

1:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the

tabernacle of the congregation, on the first day of the second

month, in the second year after they were come out of the land of

Egypt, saying,

1:2 Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel,

after their families, by the house of their fathers, with the number

of their names, every male by their polls;

1:3 From twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to

war in Israel: thou and Aaron shall number them by their armies.

1:4 And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head

of the house of his fathers.

1:5 And these are the names of the men that shall stand with you: of

the tribe of Reuben; Elizur the son of Shedeur.

1:6 Of Simeon; Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

1:7 Of Judah; Nahshon the son of Amminadab.

1:8 Of Issachar; Nethaneel the son of Zuar.

1:9 Of Zebulun; Eliab the son of Helon.

1:10 Of the children of Joseph: of Ephraim; Elishama the son of

Ammihud: of Manasseh; Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

1:11 Of Benjamin; Abidan the son of Gideoni.

1:12 Of Dan; Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

1:13 Of Asher; Pagiel the son of Ocran.

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1:14 Of Gad; Eliasaph the son of Deuel.

1:15 Of Naphtali; Ahira the son of Enan.

1:16 These were the renowned of the congregation, princes of the tribes

of their fathers, heads of thousands in Israel.

1:17 And Moses and Aaron took these men which are expressed by

their names:

1:18 And they assembled all the congregation together on the first day

of the second month, and they declared their pedigrees after their

families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of

the names, from twenty years old and upward, by their polls.

1:19 As the LORD commanded Moses, so he numbered them in the

wilderness of Sinai.

1:20 And the children of Reuben, Israels eldest son, by their

generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers,

according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male

from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to

war;

1:21 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Reuben,

were forty and six thousand and five hundred.

1:22 Of the children of Simeon, by their generations, after their families,

by the house of their fathers, those that were numbered of them,

according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male

from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to

war;

1:23 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Simeon,

were fifty and nine thousand and three hundred.

1:24 Of the children of Gad, by their generations, after their families, by

the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names,

from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to

war;

1:25 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Gad, were

forty and five thousand six hundred and fifty.

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1:26 Of the children of Judah, by their generations, after their families,

by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the

names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go

forth to war;

1:27 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Judah,

were threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred.

1:28 Of the children of Issachar, by their generations, after their

families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of

the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to

go forth to war;

1:29 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Issachar,

were fifty and four thousand and four hundred.

1:30 Of the children of Zebulun, by their generations, after their

families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of

the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to

go forth to war;

1:31 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Zebulun,

were fifty and seven thousand and four hundred.

1:32 Of the children of Joseph, namely, of the children of Ephraim, by

their generations, after their families, by the house of their fathers,

according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and

upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

1:33 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Ephraim,

were forty thousand and five hundred.

1:34 Of the children of Manasseh, by their generations, after their

families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of

the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to

go forth to war;

1:35 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Manasseh,

were thirty and two thousand and two hundred.

1:36 Of the children of Benjamin, by their generations, after their

families, by the house of their fathers, according to the number of

the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to

go forth to war;

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1:37 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Benjamin,

were thirty and five thousand and four hundred.

1:38 Of the children of Dan, by their generations, after their families, by

the house of their fathers, according to the number of the names,

from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to

war;

1:39 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Dan, were

threescore and two thousand and seven hundred.

1:40 Of the children of Asher, by their generations, after their families,

by the house of their fathers, according to the number of the

names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go

forth to war;

1:41 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Asher,

were forty and one thousand and five hundred.

1:42 Of the children of Naphtali, throughout their generations, after

their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the

number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that

were able to go forth to war;

1:43 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of Naphtali,

were fifty and three thousand and four hundred.

1:44 These are those that were numbered, which Moses and Aaron

numbered, and the princes of Israel, being twelve men: each one

was for the house of his fathers.

1:45 So were all those that were numbered of the children of Israel, by

the house of their fathers, from twenty years old and upward, all

that were able to go forth to war in Israel;

1:46 Even all they that were numbered were six hundred thousand and

three thousand and five hundred and fifty.

1:47 But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered

among them.

1:48 For the LORD had spoken unto Moses, saying,

1:49 Only thou shalt not number the tribe of Levi, neither take the sum

of them among the children of Israel:

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1:50 But thou shalt appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of

testimony, and over all the vessels thereof, and over all things that

belong to it: they shall bear the tabernacle, and all the vessels

thereof; and they shall minister unto it, and shall encamp round

about the tabernacle.

1:51 And when the tabernacle setteth forward, the Levites shall take it

down: and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall

set it up: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

1:52 And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man by his

own camp, and every man by his own standard, throughout their

hosts.

1:53 But the Levites shall pitch round about the tabernacle of

testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of the

children of Israel: and the Levites shall keep the charge of the

tabernacle of testimony.

1:54 And the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD

commanded Moses, so did they.

CHAPTER 2

2:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

2:2 Every man of the children of Israel shall pitch by his own standard,

with the ensign of their father’s house: far off about the tabernacle

of the congregation shall they pitch.

2:3 And on the east side toward the rising of the sun shall they of the

standard of the camp of Judah pitch throughout their armies: and

Nahshon the son of Amminadab shall be captain of the children of

Judah.

2:4 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were

threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred.

2:5 And those that do pitch next unto him shall be the tribe of

Issachar: and Nethaneel the son of Zuar shall be captain of the

children of Issachar.

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2:6 And his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were fifty and

four thousand and four hundred.

2:7 Then the tribe of Zebulun: and Eliab the son of Helon shall be

captain of the children of Zebulun.

2:8 And his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were fifty and

seven thousand and four hundred.

2:9 All that were numbered in the camp of Judah were an hundred

thousand and fourscore thousand and six thousand and four

hundred, throughout their armies. These shall first set forth.

2:10 On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben

according to their armies: and the captain of the children of Reuben

shall be Elizur the son of Shedeur.

2:11 And his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were forty

and six thousand and five hundred.

2:12 And those which pitch by him shall be the tribe of Simeon: and the

captain of the children of Simeon shall be Shelumiel the son of

Zurishaddai.

2:13 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were fifty

and nine thousand and three hundred.

2:14 Then the tribe of Gad: and the captain of the sons of Gad shall be

Eliasaph the son of Reuel.

2:15 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty

and five thousand and six hundred and fifty.

2:16 All that were numbered in the camp of Reuben were an hundred

thousand and fifty and one thousand and four hundred and fifty,

throughout their armies. And they shall set forth in the second

rank.

2:17 Then the tabernacle of the congregation shall set forward with the

camp of the Levites in the midst of the camp: as they encamp, so

shall they set forward, every man in his place by their standards.

2:18 On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of Ephraim

according to their armies: and the captain of the sons of Ephraim

shall be Elishama the son of Ammihud.

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2:19 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty

thousand and five hundred.

2:20 And by him shall be the tribe of Manasseh: and the captain of the

children of Manasseh shall be Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

2:21 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were thirty

and two thousand and two hundred.

2:22 Then the tribe of Benjamin: and the captain of the sons of

Benjamin shall be Abidan the son of Gideoni.

2:23 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were thirty

and five thousand and four hundred.

2:24 All that were numbered of the camp of Ephraim were an hundred

thousand and eight thousand and an hundred, throughout their

armies. And they shall go forward in the third rank.

2:25 The standard of the camp of Dan shall be on the north side by their

armies: and the captain of the children of Dan shall be Ahiezer the

son of Ammishaddai.

2:26 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were

threescore and two thousand and seven hundred.

2:27 And those that encamp by him shall be the tribe of Asher: and the

captain of the children of Asher shall be Pagiel the son of Ocran.

2:28 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty

and one thousand and five hundred.

2:29 Then the tribe of Naphtali: and the captain of the children of

Naphtali shall be Ahira the son of Enan.

2:30 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were fifty

and three thousand and four hundred.

2:31 All they that were numbered in the camp of Dan were an hundred

thousand and fifty and seven thousand and six hundred. They shall

go hindmost with their standards.

2:32 These are those which were numbered of the children of Israel by

the house of their fathers: all those that were numbered of the

camps throughout their hosts were six hundred thousand and three

thousand and five hundred and fifty.

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2:33 But the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel; as

the LORD commanded Moses.

2:34 And the children of Israel did according to all that the LORD

commanded Moses: so they pitched by their standards, and so

they set forward, every one after their families, according to the

house of their fathers.

CHAPTER 3

3:1 These also are the generations of Aaron and Moses in the day that

the LORD spake with Moses in mount Sinai.

3:2 And these are the names of the sons of Aaron; Nadab the firstborn,

and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

3:3 These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests which were

anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the priest’s office.

3:4 And Nadab and Abihu died before the LORD, when they offered

strange fire before the LORD, in the wilderness of Sinai, and they

had no children: and Eleazar and Ithamar ministered in the priest’s

office in the sight of Aaron their father.

3:5 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

3:6 Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the

priest, that they may minister unto him.

3:7 And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole

congregation before the tabernacle of the congregation, to do the

service of the tabernacle.

3:8 And they shall keep all the instruments of the tabernacle of the

congregation, and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the

service of the tabernacle.

3:9 And thou shalt give the Levites unto Aaron and to his sons: they

are wholly given unto him out of the children of Israel.

3:10 And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall wait on

their priest’s office: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put

to death.

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3:11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

3:12 And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of

Israel instead of all the firstborn that openeth the matrix among the

children of Israel: therefore the Levites shall be mine;

3:13 Because all the firstborn are mine; for on the day that I smote all

the firstborn in the land of Egypt I hallowed unto me all the

firstborn in Israel, both man and beast: mine shall they be: I am the

LORD.

3:14 And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai,

saying,

3:15 Number the children of Levi after the house of their fathers, by

their families: every male from a month old and upward shalt thou

number them.

3:16 And Moses numbered them according to the word of the LORD,

as he was commanded.

3:17 And these were the sons of Levi by their names; Gershon, and

Kohath, and Merari.

3:18 And these are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families;

Libni, and Shimei.

3:19 And the sons of Kohath by their families; Amram, and Izehar,

Hebron, and Uzziel.

3:20 And the sons of Merari by their families; Mahli, and Mushi. These

are the families of the Levites according to the house of their

fathers.

3:21 Of Gershon was the family of the Libnites, and the family of the

Shimites: these are the families of the Gershonites.

3:22 Those that were numbered of them, according to the number of all

the males, from a month old and upward, even those that were

numbered of them were seven thousand and five hundred.

3:23 The families of the Gershonites shall pitch behind the tabernacle

westward.

3:24 And the chief of the house of the father of the Gershonites shall be

Eliasaph the son of Lael.

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3:25 And the charge of the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle of the

congregation shall be the tabernacle, and the tent, the covering

thereof, and the hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the

congregation,

3:26 And the hangings of the court, and the curtain for the door of the

court, which is by the tabernacle, and by the altar round about, and

the cords of it for all the service thereof.

3:27 And of Kohath was the family of the Amramites, and the family of

the Izeharites, and the family of the Hebronites, and the family of

the Uzzielites: these are the families of the Kohathites.

3:28 In the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were

eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the charge of the

sanctuary.

3:29 The families of the sons of Kohath shall pitch on the side of the

tabernacle southward.

3:30 And the chief of the house of the father of the families of the

Kohathites shall be Elizaphan the son of Uzziel.

3:31 And their charge shall be the ark, and the table, and the candlestick,

and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith they

minister, and the hanging, and all the service thereof.

3:32 And Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be chief over the

chief of the Levites, and have the oversight of them that keep the

charge of the sanctuary.

3:33 Of Merari was the family of the Mahlites, and the family of the

Mushites: these are the families of Merari.

3:34 And those that were numbered of them, according to the number of

all the males, from a month old and upward, were six thousand and

two hundred.

3:35 And the chief of the house of the father of the families of Merari

was Zuriel the son of Abihail: these shall pitch on the side of the

tabernacle northward.

3:36 And under the custody and charge of the sons of Merari shall be

the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars

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thereof, and the sockets thereof, and all the vessels thereof, and all

that serveth thereto,

3:37 And the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and

their pins, and their cords.

3:38 But those that encamp before the tabernacle toward the east, even

before the tabernacle of the congregation eastward, shall be Moses,

and Aaron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the

charge of the children of Israel; and the stranger that cometh nigh

shall be put to death.

3:39 All that were numbered of the Levites, which Moses and Aaron

numbered at the commandment of the LORD, throughout their

families, all the males from a month old and upward, were twenty

and two thousand.

3:40 And the LORD said unto Moses, Number all the firstborn of the

males of the children of Israel from a month old and upward, and

take the number of their names.

3:41 And thou shalt take the Levites for me (I am the LORD) instead of

all the firstborn among the children of Israel; and the cattle of the

Levites instead of all the firstlings among the cattle of the children

of Israel.

3:42 And Moses numbered, as the LORD commanded him, all the

firstborn among the children of Israel.

3:43 And all the firstborn males by the number of names, from a month

old and upward, of those that were numbered of them, were

twenty and two thousand two hundred and threescore and thirteen.

3:44 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

3:45 Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the children of

Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of their cattle; and the

Levites shall be mine: I am the LORD.

3:46 And for those that are to be redeemed of the two hundred and

threescore and thirteen of the firstborn of the children of Israel,

which are more than the Levites;

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3:47 Thou shalt even take five shekels apiece by the poll, after the

shekel of the sanctuary shalt thou take them: (the shekel is twenty

gerahs:)

3:48 And thou shalt give the money, wherewith the odd number of them

is to be redeemed, unto Aaron and to his sons.

3:49 And Moses took the redemption money of them that were over

and above them that were redeemed by the Levites:

3:50 Of the firstborn of the children of Israel took he the money; a

thousand three hundred and threescore and five shekels, after the

shekel of the sanctuary:

3:51 And Moses gave the money of them that were redeemed unto

Aaron and to his sons, according to the word of the LORD, as the

LORD commanded Moses.

CHAPTER 4

4:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

4:2 Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi,

after their families, by the house of their fathers,

4:3 From thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all

that enter into the host, to do the work in the tabernacle of the

congregation.

4:4 This shall be the service of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of

the congregation, about the most holy things:

4:5 And when the camp setteth forward, Aaron shall come, and his

sons, and they shall take down the covering vail, and cover the ark

of testimony with it:

4:6 And shall put thereon the covering of badgers’ skins, and shall

spread over it a cloth wholly of blue, and shall put in the staves

thereof.

4:7 And upon the table of shewbread they shall spread a cloth of blue,

and put thereon the dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls, and

covers to cover withal: and the continual bread shall be thereon:

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4:8 And they shall spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and cover the

same with a covering of badgers’ skins, and shall put in the staves

thereof.

4:9 And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the candlestick of the

light, and his lamps, and his tongs, and his snuffdishes, and all the

oil vessels thereof, wherewith they minister unto it:

4:10 And they shall put it and all the vessels thereof within a covering

of badgers’ skins, and shall put it upon a bar.

4:11 And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and

cover it with a covering of badgers’ skins, and shall put to the

staves thereof:

4:12 And they shall take all the instruments of ministry, wherewith

they minister in the sanctuary, and put them in a cloth of blue, and

cover them with a covering of badgers’ skins, and shall put them on

a bar:

4:13 And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a

purple cloth thereon:

4:14 And they shall put upon it all the vessels thereof, wherewith they

minister about it, even the censers, the fleshhooks, and the shovels,

and the basons, all the vessels of the altar; and they shall spread

upon it a covering of badgers’ skins, and put to the staves of it.

4:15 And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the

sanctuary, and all the vessels of the sanctuary, as the camp is to

set forward; after that, the sons of Kohath shall come to bear it:

but they shall not touch any holy thing, lest they die. These things

are the burden of the sons of Kohath in the tabernacle of the

congregation.

4:16 And to the office of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest pertaineth

the oil for the light, and the sweet incense, and the daily meat

offering, and the anointing oil, and the oversight of all the

tabernacle, and of all that therein is, in the sanctuary, and in the

vessels thereof.

4:17 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron saying,

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4:18 Cut ye not off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from

among the Levites:

4:19 But thus do unto them, that they may live, and not die, when they

approach unto the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go

in, and appoint them every one to his service and to his burden:

4:20 But they shall not go in to see when the holy things are covered,

lest they die.

4:21 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

4:22 Take also the sum of the sons of Gershon, throughout the houses

of their fathers, by their families;

4:23 From thirty years old and upward until fifty years old shalt thou

number them; all that enter in to perform the service, to do the

work in the tabernacle of the congregation.

4:24 This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, to serve, and

for burdens:

4:25 And they shall bear the curtains of the tabernacle, and the

tabernacle of the congregation, his covering, and the covering of the

badgers’ skins that is above upon it, and the hanging for the door of

the tabernacle of the congregation,

4:26 And the hangings of the court, and the hanging for the door of the

gate of the court, which is by the tabernacle and by the altar round

about, and their cords, and all the instruments of their service, and

all that is made for them: so shall they serve.

4:27 At the appointment of Aaron and his sons shall be all the service

of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their burdens, and in all their

service: and ye shall appoint unto them in charge all their burdens.

4:28 This is the service of the families of the sons of Gershon in the

tabernacle of the congregation: and their charge shall be under the

hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

4:29 As for the sons of Merari, thou shalt number them after their

families, by the house of their fathers;

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4:30 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old shalt

thou number them, every one that entereth into the service, to do

the work of the tabernacle of the congregation.

4:31 And this is the charge of their burden, according to all their service

in the tabernacle of the congregation; the boards of the tabernacle,

and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and sockets thereof,

4:32 And the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and

their pins, and their cords, with all their instruments, and with all

their service: and by name ye shall reckon the instruments of the

charge of their burden.

4:33 This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari, according

to all their service, in the tabernacle of the congregation, under the

hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

4:34 And Moses and Aaron and the chief of the congregation numbered

the sons of the Kohathites after their families, and after the house

of their fathers,

4:35 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every

one that entereth into the service, for the work in the tabernacle of

the congregation:

4:36 And those that were numbered of them by their families were two

thousand seven hundred and fifty.

4:37 These were they that were numbered of the families of the

Kohathites, all that might do service in the tabernacle of the

congregation, which Moses and Aaron did number according to the

commandment of the LORD by the hand of Moses.

4:38 And those that were numbered of the sons of Gershon, throughout

their families, and by the house of their fathers,

4:39 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every

one that entereth into the service, for the work in the tabernacle of

the congregation,

4:40 Even those that were numbered of them, throughout their families,

by the house of their fathers, were two thousand and six hundred

and thirty.

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4:41 These are they that were numbered of the families of the sons of

Gershon, of all that might do service in the tabernacle of the

congregation, whom Moses and Aaron did number according to the

commandment of the LORD.

4:42 And those that were numbered of the families of the sons of

Merari, throughout their families, by the house of their fathers,

4:43 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every

one that entereth into the service, for the work in the tabernacle of

the congregation,

4:44 Even those that were numbered of them after their families, were

three thousand and two hundred.

4:45 These be those that were numbered of the families of the sons of

Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the word

of the LORD by the hand of Moses.

4:46 All those that were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and

Aaron and the chief of Israel numbered, after their families, and

after the house of their fathers,

4:47 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every

one that came to do the service of the ministry, and the service of

the burden in the tabernacle of the congregation.

4:48 Even those that were numbered of them, were eight thousand and

five hundred and fourscore,

4:49 According to the commandment of the LORD they were numbered

by the hand of Moses, every one according to his service, and

according to his burden: thus were they numbered of him, as the

LORD commanded Moses.

CHAPTER 5

5:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

5:2 Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp

every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and whosoever is

defiled by the dead:

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5:3 Both male and female shall ye put out, without the camp shall ye

put them; that they defile not their camps, in the midst whereof I

dwell.

5:4 And the children of Israel did so, and put them out without the

camp: as the LORD spake unto Moses, so did the children of

Israel.

5:5 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

5:6 Speak unto the children of Israel, When a man or woman shall

commit any sin that men commit, to do a trespass against the

LORD, and that person be guilty;

5:7 Then they shall confess their sin which they have done: and he

shall recompense his trespass with the principal thereof, and add

unto it the fifth part thereof, and give it unto him against whom he

hath trespassed.

5:8 But if the man have no kinsman to recompense the trespass unto,

let the trespass be recompensed unto the LORD, even to the

priest; beside the ram of the atonement, whereby an atonement

shall be made for him.

5:9 And every offering of all the holy things of the children of Israel,

which they bring unto the priest, shall be his.

5:10 And every mans hallowed things shall be his: whatsoever any man

giveth the priest, it shall be his.

5:11 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

5:12 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any mans

wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him,

5:13 And a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her

husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no

witness against her, neither she be taken with the manner;

5:14 And the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his

wife, and she be defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him,

and he be jealous of his wife, and she be not defiled:

5:15 Then shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and he shall bring

her offering for her, the tenth part of an ephah of barley meal; he

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shall pour no oil upon it, nor put frankincense thereon; for it is an

offering of jealousy, an offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to

remembrance.

5:16 And the priest shall bring her near, and set her before the LORD:

5:17 And the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the

dust that is in the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and

put it into the water:

5:18 And the priest shall set the woman before the LORD, and uncover

the woman’s head, and put the offering of memorial in her hands,

which is the jealousy offering: and the priest shall have in his hand

the bitter water that causeth the curse:

5:19 And the priest shall charge her by an oath, and say unto the

woman, If no man have lain with thee, and if thou hast not gone

aside to uncleanness with another instead of thy husband, be thou

free from this bitter water that causeth the curse:

5:20 But if thou hast gone aside to another instead of thy husband, and

if thou be defiled, and some man have lain with thee beside thine

husband:

5:21 Then the priest shall charge the woman with an oath of cursing,

and the priest shall say unto the woman, The LORD make thee a

curse and an oath among thy people, when the LORD doth make

thy thigh to rot, and thy belly to swell;

5:22 And this water that causeth the curse shall go into thy bowels, to

make thy belly to swell, and thy thigh to rot: And the woman shall

say, Amen, amen.

5:23 And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot

them out with the bitter water:

5:24 And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that

causeth the curse: and the water that causeth the curse shall enter

into her, and become bitter.

5:25 Then the priest shall take the jealousy offering out of the woman’s

hand, and shall wave the offering before the LORD, and offer it

upon the altar:

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5:26 And the priest shall take an handful of the offering, even the

memorial thereof, and burn it upon the altar, and afterward shall

cause the woman to drink the water.

5:27 And when he hath made her to drink the water, then it shall come

to pass, that, if she be defiled, and have done trespass against her

husband, that the water that causeth the curse shall enter into her,

and become bitter, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall rot:

and the woman shall be a curse among her people.

5:28 And if the woman be not defiled, but be clean; then she shall be

free, and shall conceive seed.

5:29 This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth aside to another

instead of her husband, and is defiled;

5:30 Or when the spirit of jealousy cometh upon him, and he be jealous

over his wife, and shall set the woman before the LORD, and the

priest shall execute upon her all this law.

5:31 Then shall the man be guiltless from iniquity, and this woman shall

bear her iniquity.

CHAPTER 6

6:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

6:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When either

man or woman shall separate themselves to vow a vow of a

Nazarite, to separate themselves unto the LORD:

6:3 He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and shall

drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he

drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist grapes, or dried.

6:4 All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of

the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk.

6:5 All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no razor come

upon his head: until the days be fulfilled, in the which he

separateth himself unto the LORD, he shall be holy, and shall let

the locks of the hair of his head grow.

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6:6 All the days that he separateth himself unto the LORD he shall

come at no dead body.

6:7 He shall not make himself unclean for his father, or for his mother,

for his brother, or for his sister, when they die: because the

consecration of his God is upon his head.

6:8 All the days of his separation he is holy unto the LORD.

6:9 And if any man die very suddenly by him, and he hath defiled the

head of his consecration; then he shall shave his head in the day of

his cleansing, on the seventh day shall he shave it.

6:10 And on the eighth day he shall bring two turtles, or two young

pigeons, to the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of the

congregation:

6:11 And the priest shall offer the one for a sin offering, and the other

for a burnt offering, and make an atonement for him, for that he

sinned by the dead, and shall hallow his head that same day.

6:12 And he shall consecrate unto the LORD the days of his separation,

and shall bring a lamb of the first year for a trespass offering: but

the days that were before shall be lost, because his separation was

defiled.

6:13 And this is the law of the Nazarite, when the days of his

separation are fulfilled: he shall be brought unto the door of the

tabernacle of the congregation:

6:14 And he shall offer his offering unto the LORD, one he lamb of the

first year without blemish for a burnt offering, and one ewe lamb of

the first year without blemish for a sin offering, and one ram

without blemish for peace offerings,

6:15 And a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mingled with

oil, and wafers of unleavened bread anointed with oil, and their

meat offering, and their drink offerings.

6:16 And the priest shall bring them before the LORD, and shall offer

his sin offering, and his burnt offering:

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6:17 And he shall offer the ram for a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the

LORD, with the basket of unleavened bread: the priest shall offer

also his meat offering, and his drink offering.

6:18 And the Nazarite shall shave the head of his separation at the door

of the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall take the hair of the

head of his separation, and put it in the fire which is under the

sacrifice of the peace offerings.

6:19 And the priest shall take the sodden shoulder of the ram, and one

unleavened cake out of the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and

shall put them upon the hands of the Nazarite, after the hair of his

separation is shaven:

6:20 And the priest shall wave them for a wave offering before the

LORD: this is holy for the priest, with the wave breast and heave

shoulder: and after that the Nazarite may drink wine.

6:21 This is the law of the Nazarite who hath vowed, and of his offering

unto the LORD for his separation, beside that that his hand shall

get: according to the vow which he vowed, so he must do after the

law of his separation.

6:22 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

6:23 Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall

bless the children of Israel, saying unto them,

6:24 The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:

6:25 The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto

thee:

6:26 The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

6:27 And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel, and I will

bless them.

CHAPTER 7

7:1 And it came to pass on the day that Moses had fully set up the

tabernacle, and had anointed it, and sanctified it, and all the

instruments thereof, both the altar and all the vessels thereof, and

had anointed them, and sanctified them;

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7:2 That the princes of Israel, heads of the house of their fathers, who

were the princes of the tribes, and were over them that were

numbered, offered:

7:3 And they brought their offering before the LORD, six covered

wagons, and twelve oxen; a wagon for two of the princes, and for

each one an ox: and they brought them before the tabernacle.

7:4 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

7:5 Take it of them, that they may be to do the service of the

tabernacle of the congregation; and thou shalt give them unto the

Levites, to every man according to his service.

7:6 And Moses took the wagons and the oxen, and gave them unto the

Levites.

7:7 Two wagons and four oxen he gave unto the sons of Gershon,

according to their service:

7:8 And four wagons and eight oxen he gave unto the sons of Merari,

according unto their service, under the hand of Ithamar the son of

Aaron the priest.

7:9 But unto the sons of Kohath he gave none: because the service of

the sanctuary belonging unto them was that they should bear upon

their shoulders.

7:10 And the princes offered for dedicating of the altar in the day that it

was anointed, even the princes offered their offering before the

altar.

7:11 And the LORD said unto Moses, They shall offer their offering,

each prince on his day, for the dedicating of the altar.

7:12 And he that offered his offering the first day was Nahshon the son

of Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah:

7:13 And his offering was one silver charger, the weight thereof was an

hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels,

after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them were full of fine

flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:

7:14 One spoon of ten shekels of gold, full of incense:

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7:15 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt

offering:

7:16 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

7:17 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he

goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Nahshon

the son of Amminadab.

7:18 On the second day Nethaneel the son of Zuar, prince of Issachar,

did offer:

7:19 He offered for his offering one silver charger, the weight whereof

was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy

shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine

flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:

7:20 One spoon of gold of ten shekels, full of incense:

7:21 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt

offering:

7:22 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

7:23 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he

goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of

Nethaneel the son of Zuar.

7:24 On the third day Eliab the son of Helon, prince of the children of

Zebulun, did offer:

7:25 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was an

hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels,

after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour

mingled with oil for a meat offering:

7:26 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

7:27 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt

offering:

7:28 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

7:29 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he

goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Eliab the

son of Helon.

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7:30 On the fourth day Elizur the son of Shedeur, prince of the children

of Reuben, did offer:

7:31 His offering was one silver charger of the weight of an hundred and

thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel

of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for

a meat offering:

7:32 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

7:33 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt

offering:

7:34 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

7:35 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he

goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Elizur

the son of Shedeur.

7:36 On the fifth day Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai, prince of the

children of Simeon, did offer:

7:37 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was an

hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels,

after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour

mingled with oil for a meat offering:

7:38 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

7:39 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt

offering:

7:40 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

7:41 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he

goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of

Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

7:42 On the sixth day Eliasaph the son of Deuel, prince of the children

of Gad, offered:

7:43 His offering was one silver charger of the weight of an hundred and

thirty shekels, a silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of

the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a

meat offering:

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7:44 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

7:45 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt

offering:

7:46 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

7:47 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he

goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Eliasaph

the son of Deuel.

7:48 On the seventh day Elishama the son of Ammihud, prince of the

children of Ephraim, offered:

7:49 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was an

hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels,

after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour

mingled with oil for a meat offering:

7:50 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

7:51 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt

offering:

7:52 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

7:53 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he

goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Elishama

the son of Ammihud.

7:54 On the eighth day offered Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur, prince of

the children of Manasseh:

7:55 His offering was one silver charger of the weight of an hundred and

thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel

of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for

a meat offering:

7:56 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

7:57 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt

offering:

7:58 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

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7:59 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he

goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Gamaliel

the son of Pedahzur.

7:60 On the ninth day Abidan the son of Gideoni, prince of the children

of Benjamin, offered:

7:61 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was an

hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels,

after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour

mingled with oil for a meat offering:

7:62 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

7:63 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt

offering:

7:64 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

7:65 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he

goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Abidan

the son of Gideoni.

7:66 On the tenth day Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai, prince of the

children of Dan, offered:

7:67 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was an

hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels,

after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour

mingled with oil for a meat offering:

7:68 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

7:69 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt

offering:

7:70 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

7:71 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he

goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Ahiezer

the son of Ammishaddai.

7:72 On the eleventh day Pagiel the son of Ocran, prince of the children

of Asher, offered:

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7:73 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was an

hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels,

after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour

mingled with oil for a meat offering:

7:74 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

7:75 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt

offering:

7:76 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

7:77 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he

goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Pagiel

the son of Ocran.

7:78 On the twelfth day Ahira the son of Enan, prince of the children of

Naphtali, offered:

7:79 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof was an

hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels,

after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour

mingled with oil for a meat offering:

7:80 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

7:81 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year, for a burnt

offering:

7:82 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

7:83 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he

goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the offering of Ahira the

son of Enan.

7:84 This was the dedication of the altar, in the day when it was

anointed, by the princes of Israel: twelve chargers of silver, twelve

silver bowls, twelve spoons of gold:

7:85 Each charger of silver weighing an hundred and thirty shekels, each

bowl seventy: all the silver vessels weighed two thousand and four

hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary:

7:86 The golden spoons were twelve, full of incense, weighing ten

shekels apiece, after the shekel of the sanctuary: all the gold of the

spoons was an hundred and twenty shekels.

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7:87 All the oxen for the burnt offering were twelve bullocks, the rams

twelve, the lambs of the first year twelve, with their meat offering:

and the kids of the goats for sin offering twelve.

7:88 And all the oxen for the sacrifice of the peace offerings were

twenty and four bullocks, the rams sixty, the he goats sixty, the

lambs of the first year sixty. This was the dedication of the altar,

after that it was anointed.

7:89 And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the congregation

to speak with him, then he heard the voice of one speaking unto

him from off the mercy seat that was upon the ark of testimony,

from between the two cherubims: and he spake unto him.

CHAPTER 8

8:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

8:2 Speak unto Aaron and say unto him, When thou lightest the lamps,

the seven lamps shall give light over against the candlestick.

8:3 And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof over against the

candlestick, as the LORD commanded Moses.

8:4 And this work of the candlestick was of beaten gold, unto the shaft

thereof, unto the flowers thereof, was beaten work: according unto

the pattern which the LORD had shewed Moses, so he made the

candlestick.

8:5 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

8:6 Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse

them.

8:7 And thus shalt thou do unto them, to cleanse them: Sprinkle water

of purifying upon them, and let them shave all their flesh, and let

them wash their clothes, and so make themselves clean.

8:8 Then let them take a young bullock with his meat offering, even

fine flour mingled with oil, and another young bullock shalt thou

take for a sin offering.

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8:9 And thou shalt bring the Levites before the tabernacle of the

congregation: and thou shalt gather the whole assembly of the

children of Israel together:

8:10 And thou shalt bring the Levites before the LORD: and the

children of Israel shall put their hands upon the Levites:

8:11 And Aaron shall offer the Levites before the LORD for an offering

of the children of Israel, that they may execute the service of the

LORD.

8:12 And the Levites shall lay their hands upon the heads of the

bullocks: and thou shalt offer the one for a sin offering, and the

other for a burnt offering, unto the LORD, to make an atonement

for the Levites.

8:13 And thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons,

and offer them for an offering unto the LORD.

8:14 Thus shalt thou separate the Levites from among the children of

Israel: and the Levites shall be mine.

8:15 And after that shall the Levites go in to do the service of the

tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt cleanse them, and

offer them for an offering.

8:16 For they are wholly given unto me from among the children of

Israel; instead of such as open every womb, even instead of the

firstborn of all the children of Israel, have I taken them unto me.

8:17 For all the firstborn of the children of Israel are mine, both man and

beast: on the day that I smote every firstborn in the land of Egypt

I sanctified them for myself.

8:18 And I have taken the Levites for all the firstborn of the children of

Israel.

8:19 And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons

from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children

of Israel in the tabernacle of the congregation, and to make an

atonement for the children of Israel: that there be no plague among

the children of Israel, when the children of Israel come nigh unto

the sanctuary.

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8:20 And Moses, and Aaron, and all the congregation of the children of

Israel, did to the Levites according unto all that the LORD

commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so did the children of

Israel unto them.

8:21 And the Levites were purified, and they washed their clothes; and

Aaron offered them as an offering before the LORD; and Aaron

made an atonement for them to cleanse them.

8:22 And after that went the Levites in to do their service in the

tabernacle of the congregation before Aaron, and before his sons: as

the LORD had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so did

they unto them.

8:23 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

8:24 This is it that belongeth unto the Levites: from twenty and five

years old and upward they shall go in to wait upon the service of

the tabernacle of the congregation:

8:25 And from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting upon the

service thereof, and shall serve no more:

8:26 But shall minister with their brethren in the tabernacle of the

congregation, to keep the charge, and shall do no service. Thus

shalt thou do unto the Levites touching their charge.

CHAPTER 9

9:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the

first month of the second year after they were come out of the land

of Egypt, saying,

9:2 Let the children of Israel also keep the passover at his appointed

season.

9:3 In the fourteenth day of this month, at even, ye shall keep it in his

appointed season: according to all the rites of it, and according to

all the ceremonies thereof, shall ye keep it.

9:4 And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, that they should

keep the passover.

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9:5 And they kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the first

month at even in the wilderness of Sinai: according to all that the

LORD commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel.

9:6 And there were certain men, who were defiled by the dead body of

a man, that they could not keep the passover on that day: and they

came before Moses and before Aaron on that day:

9:7 And those men said unto him, We are defiled by the dead body of a

man: wherefore are we kept back, that we may not offer an offering

of the LORD in his appointed season among the children of Israel?

9:8 And Moses said unto them, Stand still, and I will hear what the

LORD will command concerning you.

9:9 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

9:10 Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If any man of you or of

your posterity shall be unclean by reason of a dead body, or be in a

journey afar off, yet he shall keep the passover unto the LORD.

9:11 The fourteenth day of the second month at even they shall keep it,

and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

9:12 They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break any bone of

it: according to all the ordinances of the passover they shall keep it.

9:13 But the man that is clean, and is not in a journey, and forbeareth to

keep the passover, even the same soul shall be cut off from among

his people: because he brought not the offering of the LORD in his

appointed season, that man shall bear his sin.

9:14 And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the

passover unto the LORD; according to the ordinance of the

passover, and according to the manner thereof, so shall he do: ye

shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger, and for him that

was born in the land.

9:15 And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered

the tabernacle, namely, the tent of the testimony: and at even there

was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire, until the

morning.

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9:16 So it was alway: the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance

of fire by night.

9:17 And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, then after

that the children of Israel journeyed: and in the place where the

cloud abode, there the children of Israel pitched their tents.

9:18 At the commandment of the LORD the children of Israel

journeyed, and at the commandment of the LORD they pitched: as

long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they rested in their

tents.

9:19 And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle many days,

then the children of Israel kept the charge of the LORD, and

journeyed not.

9:20 And so it was, when the cloud was a few days upon the tabernacle;

according to the commandment of the LORD they abode in their

tents, and according to the commandment of the LORD they

journeyed.

9:21 And so it was, when the cloud abode from even unto the morning,

and that the cloud was taken up in the morning, then they

journeyed: whether it was by day or by night that the cloud was

taken up, they journeyed.

9:22 Or whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud

tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, the children of Israel

abode in their tents, and journeyed not: but when it was taken up,

they journeyed.

9:23 At the commandment of the LORD they rested in the tents, and at

the commandment of the LORD they journeyed: they kept the

charge of the LORD, at the commandment of the LORD by the

hand of Moses.

CHAPTER 10

10:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

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10:2 Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt thou

make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling of the

assembly, and for the journeying of the camps.

10:3 And when they shall blow with them, all the assembly shall

assemble themselves to thee at the door of the tabernacle of the

congregation.

10:4 And if they blow but with one trumpet, then the princes, which

are heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto

thee.

10:5 When ye blow an alarm, then the camps that lie on the east parts

shall go forward.

10:6 When ye blow an alarm the second time, then the camps that lie on

the south side shall take their journey: they shall blow an alarm for

their journeys.

10:7 But when the congregation is to be gathered together, ye shall

blow, but ye shall not sound an alarm.

10:8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets;

and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever throughout your

generations.

10:9 And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that oppresseth

you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be

remembered before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved

from your enemies.

10:10 Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn days, and in

the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow with the trumpets

over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace

offerings; that they may be to you for a memorial before your God:

I am the LORD your God.

10:11 And it came to pass on the twentieth day of the second month, in

the second year, that the cloud was taken up from off the

tabernacle of the testimony.

10:12 And the children of Israel took their journeys out of the wilderness

of Sinai; and the cloud rested in the wilderness of Paran.

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10:13 And they first took their journey according to the commandment

of the LORD by the hand of Moses.

10:14 In the first place went the standard of the camp of the children of

Judah according to their armies: and over his host was Nahshon the

son of Amminadab.

10:15 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Issachar was

Nethaneel the son of Zuar.

10:16 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Zebulun was Eliab

the son of Helon.

10:17 And the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon and

the sons of Merari set forward, bearing the tabernacle.

10:18 And the standard of the camp of Reuben set forward according to

their armies: and over his host was Elizur the son of Shedeur.

10:19 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Simeon was

Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

10:20 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was Eliasaph

the son of Deuel.

10:21 And the Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary: and the

other did set up the tabernacle against they came.

10:22 And the standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim set

forward according to their armies: and over his host was Elishama

the son of Ammihud.

10:23 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Manasseh was

Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

10:24 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Benjamin was

Abidan the son of Gideoni.

10:25 And the standard of the camp of the children of Dan set forward,

which was the rereward of all the camps throughout their hosts:

and over his host was Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

10:26 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Asher was Pagiel

the son of Ocran.

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10:27 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Naphtali was

Ahira the son of Enan.

10:28 Thus were the journeyings of the children of Israel according to

their armies, when they set forward.

10:29 And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Raguel the Midianite,

Moses father in law, We are journeying unto the place of which

the LORD said, I will give it you: come thou with us, and we will

do thee good: for the LORD hath spoken good concerning Israel.

10:30 And he said unto him, I will not go; but I will depart to mine own

land, and to my kindred.

10:31 And he said, Leave us not, I pray thee; forasmuch as thou knowest

how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and thou mayest be to us

instead of eyes.

10:32 And it shall be, if thou go with us, yea, it shall be, that what

goodness the LORD shall do unto us, the same will we do unto

thee.

10:33 And they departed from the mount of the LORD three days

journey: and the ark of the covenant of the LORD went before

them in the three days journey, to search out a resting place for

them.

10:34 And the cloud of the LORD was upon them by day, when they

went out of the camp.

10:35 And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said,

Rise up, LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered; and let them

that hate thee flee before thee.

10:36 And when it rested, he said, Return, O LORD, unto the many

thousands of Israel.

CHAPTER 11

11:1 And when the people complained, it displeased the LORD: and the

LORD heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the fire of the

LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the

uttermost parts of the camp.

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11:2 And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses prayed unto

the LORD, the fire was quenched.

11:3 And he called the name of the place Taberah: because the fire of the

LORD burnt among them.

11:4 And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a lusting: and the

children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh

to eat?

11:5 We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely; the

cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the

garlick:

11:6 But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all, beside this

manna, before our eyes.

11:7 And the manna was as coriander seed, and the color thereof as the

color of bdellium.

11:8 And the people went about, and gathered it, and ground it in mills,

or beat it in a mortar, and baked it in pans, and made cakes of it:

and the taste of it was as the taste of fresh oil.

11:9 And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell

upon it.

11:10 Then Moses heard the people weep throughout their families,

every man in the door of his tent: and the anger of the LORD was

kindled greatly; Moses also was displeased.

11:11 And Moses said unto the LORD, Wherefore hast thou afflicted

thy servant? and wherefore have I not found favor in thy sight,

that thou layest the burden of all this people upon me?

11:12 Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them, that thou

shouldest say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as a nursing

father beareth the sucking child, unto the land which thou swearst

unto their fathers?

11:13 Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they

weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat.

11:14 I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy

for me.

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11:15 And if thou deal thus with me, kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I

have found favor in thy sight; and let me not see my wretchedness.

11:16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of

the elders of Israel, whom thou knowest to be the elders of the

people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tabernacle

of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee.

11:17 And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I will take of

the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it upon them; and they

shall bear the burden of the people with thee, that thou bear it not

thyself alone.

11:18 And say thou unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to

morrow, and ye shall eat flesh: for ye have wept in the ears of the

LORD, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with

us in Egypt: therefore the LORD will give you flesh, and ye shall

eat.

11:19 Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten

days, nor twenty days;

11:20 But even a whole month, until it come out at your nostrils, and it

be loathsome unto you: because that ye have despised the LORD

which is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came

we forth out of Egypt?

11:21 And Moses said, The people, among whom I am, are six hundred

thousand footmen; and thou hast said, I will give them flesh, that

they may eat a whole month.

11:22 Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them, to suffice them? or

shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to suffice

them?

11:23 And the LORD said unto Moses, Is the LORD’s hand waxed

short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall come to pass

unto thee or not.

11:24 And Moses went out, and told the people the words of the LORD,

and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the people, and set

them round about the tabernacle.

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11:25 And the LORD came down in a cloud, and spake unto him, and

took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it unto the seventy

elders: and it came to pass, that, when the spirit rested upon them,

they prophesied, and did not cease.

11:26 But there remained two of the men in the camp, the name of the

one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad: and the spirit

rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but

went not out unto the tabernacle: and they prophesied in the camp.

11:27 And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, Eldad and

Medad do prophesy in the camp.

11:28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of his

young men, answered and said, My Lord Moses, forbid them.

11:29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? would God

that all the LORD’s people were prophets, and that the LORD

would put his spirit upon them!

11:30 And Moses gat him into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.

11:31 And there went forth a wind from the LORD, and brought quails

from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, as it were a day’s

journey on this side, and as it were a day’s journey on the other

side, round about the camp, and as it were two cubits high upon

the face of the earth.

11:32 And the people stood up all that day, and all that night, and all the

next day, and they gathered the quails: he that gathered least

gathered ten homers: and they spread them all abroad for

themselves round about the camp.

11:33 And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it was

chewed, the wrath of the LORD was kindled against the people,

and the LORD smote the people with a very great plague.

11:34 And he called the name of that place Kibrothhattaavah: because

there they buried the people that lusted.

11:35 And the people journeyed from Kibrothhattaavah unto Hazeroth;

and abode at Hazeroth.

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CHAPTER 12

12:1 And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the

Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had married an

Ethiopian woman.

12:2 And they said, Hath the LORD indeed spoken only by Moses?

hath he not spoken also by us? And the LORD heard it.

12:3 (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men which

were upon the face of the earth.)

12:4 And the LORD spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and

unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of the

congregation. And they three came out.

12:5 And the LORD came down in the pillar of the cloud, and stood in

the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they

both came forth.

12:6 And he said, Hear now my words: If there be a prophet among

you, I the LORD will make myself known unto him in a vision,

and will speak unto him in a dream.

12:7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine house.

12:8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently, and not in

dark speeches; and the similitude of the LORD shall he behold:

wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak against my servant

Moses?

12:9 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against them; and he

departed.

12:10 And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold,

Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked upon

Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.

12:11 And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my Lord, I beseech thee, lay

not the sin upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, and wherein

we have sinned.

12:12 Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed

when he cometh out of his mothers womb.

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12:13 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, Heal her now, O God, I

beseech thee.

12:14 And the LORD said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her

face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut out

from the camp seven days, and after that let her be received in

again.

12:15 And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days: and the

people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again.

12:16 And afterward the people removed from Hazeroth, and pitched in

the wilderness of Paran.

CHAPTER 13

13:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

13:2 Send thou men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I

give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall

ye send a man, every one a ruler among them.

13:3 And Moses by the commandment of the LORD sent them from

the wilderness of Paran: all those men were heads of the children of

Israel.

13:4 And these were their names: of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the

son of Zaccur.

13:5 Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori.

13:6 Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

13:7 Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph.

13:8 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea the son of Nun.

13:9 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu.

13:10 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi.

13:11 Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi

the son of Susi.

13:12 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli.

13:13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael.

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13:14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi.

13:15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Machi.

13:16 These are the names of the men which Moses sent to spy out the

land. And Moses called Oshea the son of Nun Jehoshua.

13:17 And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto

them, Get you up this way southward, and go up into the

mountain:

13:18 And see the land, what it is, and the people that dwelleth therein,

whether they be strong or weak, few or many;

13:19 And what the land is that they dwell in, whether it be good or bad;

and what cities they be that they dwell in, whether in tents, or in

strong holds;

13:20 And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether there be

wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage, and bring of the

fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the firstripe grapes.

13:21 So they went up, and searched the land from the wilderness of Zin

unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath.

13:22 And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron; where

Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, were. (Now

Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)

13:23 And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down from

thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it

between two upon a staff; and they brought of the pomegranates,

and of the figs.

13:24 The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the cluster of

grapes which the children of Israel cut down from thence.

13:25 And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.

13:26 And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the

congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran,

to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the

congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land.

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13:27 And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou

sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is

the fruit of it.

13:28 Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the

cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children

of Anak there.

13:29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and

the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the

Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan.

13:30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up

at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.

13:31 But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up

against the people; for they are stronger than we.

13:32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had

searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through

which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the

inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of

a great stature.

13:33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the

giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we

were in their sight.

CHAPTER 14

14:1 And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the

people wept that night.

14:2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against

Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God

that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died

in this wilderness!

14:3 And wherefore hath the LORD brought us unto this land, to fall by

the sword, that our wives and our children should be a prey? were

it not better for us to return into Egypt?

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14:4 And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us

return into Egypt.

14:5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly

of the congregation of the children of Israel.

14:6 And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh,

which were of them that searched the land, rent their clothes:

14:7 And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel,

saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an

exceeding good land.

14:8 If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and

give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.

14:9 Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of

the land; for they are bread for us: their defence is departed from

them, and the LORD is with us: fear them not.

14:10 But all the congregation bade stone them with stones. And the

glory of the LORD appeared in the tabernacle of the congregation

before all the children of Israel.

14:11 And the LORD said unto Moses, How long will this people

provoke me? and how long will it be ere they believe me, for all the

signs which I have shewed among them?

14:12 I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will

make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.

14:13 And Moses said unto the LORD, Then the Egyptians shall hear it,

(for thou broughtest up this people in thy might from among

them;)

14:14 And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for they have

heard that thou LORD art among this people, that thou LORD art

seen face to face, and that thy cloud standeth over them, and that

thou goest before them, by day time in a pillar of a cloud, and in a

pillar of fire by night.

14:15 Now if thou shalt kill all this people as one man, then the nations

which have heard the fame of thee will speak, saying,

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14:16 Because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the land

which he swear unto them, therefore he hath slain them in the

wilderness.

14:17 And now, I beseech thee, let the power of my Lord be great,

according as thou hast spoken, saying,

14:18 The LORD is longsuffering, and of great mercy, forgiving iniquity

and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the

iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth

generation.

14:19 Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this people according unto

the greatness of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven this people,

from Egypt even until now.

14:20 And the LORD said, I have pardoned according to thy word:

14:21 But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of

the LORD.

14:22 Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles,

which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me

now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;

14:23 Surely they shall not see the land which I swear unto their fathers,

neither shall any of them that provoked me see it:

14:24 But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and

hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he

went; and his seed shall possess it.

14:25 (Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwelt in the valley.)

Tomorrow turn you, and get you into the wilderness by the way

of the Red sea.

14:26 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

14:27 How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur

against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel,

which they murmur against me.

14:28 Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have

spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:

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14:29 Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were

numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty

years old and upward which have murmured against me.

14:30 Doubtless ye shall not come into the land, concerning which I

swear to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh,

and Joshua the son of Nun.

14:31 But your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, them will I

bring in, and they shall know the land which ye have despised.

14:32 But as for you, your carcases, they shall fall in this wilderness.

14:33 And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty years, and

bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be wasted in the

wilderness.

14:34 After the number of the days in which ye searched the land, even

forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even

forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise.

14:35 I the LORD have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil

congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this

wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.

14:36 And the men, which Moses sent to search the land, who returned,

and made all the congregation to murmur against him, by bringing

up a slander upon the land,

14:37 Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon the land,

died by the plague before the LORD.

14:38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which

were of the men that went to search the land, lived still.

14:39 And Moses told these sayings unto all the children of Israel: and

the people mourned greatly.

14:40 And they rose up early in the morning, and gat them up into the

top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we be here, and will go up unto

the place which the LORD hath promised: for we have sinned.

14:41 And Moses said, Wherefore now do ye transgress the

commandment of the LORD? but it shall not prosper.

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14:42 Go not up, for the LORD is not among you; that ye be not smitten

before your enemies.

14:43 For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and ye

shall fall by the sword: because ye are turned away from the

LORD, therefore the LORD will not be with you.

14:44 But they presumed to go up unto the hill top: nevertheless the ark

of the covenant of the LORD, and Moses, departed not out of the

camp.

14:45 Then the Amalekites came down, and the Canaanites which dwelt

in that hill, and smote them, and discomfited them, even unto

Hormah.

CHAPTER 15

15:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

15:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be

come into the land of your habitations, which I give unto you,

15:3 And will make an offering by fire unto the LORD, a burnt offering,

or a sacrifice in performing a vow, or in a freewill offering, or in

your solemn feasts, to make a sweet savor unto the LORD, of the

herd or of the flock:

15:4 Then shall he that offereth his offering unto the LORD bring a

meat offering of a tenth deal of flour mingled with the fourth part

of an hin of oil.

15:5 And the fourth part of an hin of wine for a drink offering shalt thou

prepare with the burnt offering or sacrifice, for one lamb.

15:6 Or for a ram, thou shalt prepare for a meat offering two tenth deals

of flour mingled with the third part of an hin of oil.

15:7 And for a drink offering thou shalt offer the third part of an hin of

wine, for a sweet savor unto the LORD.

15:8 And when thou preparest a bullock for a burnt offering, or for a

sacrifice in performing a vow, or peace offerings unto the LORD:

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15:9 Then shall he bring with a bullock a meat offering of three tenth

deals of flour mingled with half an hin of oil.

15:10 And thou shalt bring for a drink offering half an hin of wine, for an

offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the LORD.

15:11 Thus shall it be done for one bullock, or for one ram, or for a lamb,

or a kid.

15:12 According to the number that ye shall prepare, so shall ye do to

every one according to their number.

15:13 All that are born of the country shall do these things after this

manner, in offering an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto

the LORD.

15:14 And if a stranger sojourn with you, or whosoever be among you in

your generations, and will offer an offering made by fire, of a sweet

savor unto the LORD; as ye do, so he shall do.

15:15 One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation, and also

for the stranger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance for ever in

your generations: as ye are, so shall the stranger be before the

LORD.

15:16 One law and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that

sojourneth with you.

15:17 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

15:18 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye

come into the land whither I bring you,

15:19 Then it shall be, that, when ye eat of the bread of the land, ye shall

offer up an heave offering unto the LORD.

15:20 Ye shall offer up a cake of the first of your dough for an heave

offering: as ye do the heave offering of the threshingfloor, so shall

ye heave it.

15:21 Of the first of your dough ye shall give unto the LORD an heave

offering in your generations.

15:22 And if ye have erred, and not observed all these commandments,

which the LORD hath spoken unto Moses,

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15:23 Even all that the LORD hath commanded you by the hand of

Moses, from the day that the LORD commanded Moses, and

henceforward among your generations;

15:24 Then it shall be, if ought be committed by ignorance without the

knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer

one young bullock for a burnt offering, for a sweet savor unto the

LORD, with his meat offering, and his drink offering, according to

the manner, and one kid of the goats for a sin offering.

15:25 And the priest shall make an atonement for all the congregation of

the children of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them; for it is

ignorance: and they shall bring their offering, a sacrifice made by

fire unto the LORD, and their sin offering before the LORD, for

their ignorance:

15:26 And it shall be forgiven all the congregation of the children of

Israel, and the stranger that sojourneth among them; seeing all the

people were in ignorance.

15:27 And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a she goat

of the first year for a sin offering.

15:28 And the priest shall make an atonement for the soul that sinneth

ignorantly, when he sinneth by ignorance before the LORD, to

make an atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven him.

15:29 Ye shall have one law for him that sinneth through ignorance, both

for him that is born among the children of Israel, and for the

stranger that sojourneth among them.

15:30 But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether he be born

in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth the LORD; and that

soul shall be cut off from among his people.

15:31 Because he hath despised the word of the LORD, and hath broken

his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity

shall be upon him.

15:32 And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found

a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath day.

15:33 And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses

and Aaron, and unto all the congregation.

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15:34 And they put him in ward, because it was not declared what

should be done to him.

15:35 And the LORD said unto Moses, The man shall be surely put to

death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the

camp.

15:36 And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned

him with stones, and he died; as the LORD commanded Moses.

15:37 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

15:38 Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make

them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their

generations, and that they put upon the fringe of the borders a

ribband of blue:

15:39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and

remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and

that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after

which ye use to go a whoring:

15:40 That ye may remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy

unto your God.

15:41 I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of

Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD your God.

CHAPTER 16

16:1 Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi,

and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On, the son of

Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men:

16:2 And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of

Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the assembly, famous in

the congregation, men of renown:

16:3 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and against

Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take too much upon you, seeing all

the congregation are holy, every one of them, and the LORD is

among them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves above the

congregation of the LORD?

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16:4 And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face:

16:5 And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even

to morrow the LORD will shew who are his, and who is holy; and

will cause him to come near unto him: even him whom he hath

chosen will he cause to come near unto him.

16:6 This do; Take you censers, Korah, and all his company;

16:7 And put fire therein, and put incense in them before the LORD to

morrow: and it shall be that the man whom the LORD doth

choose, he shall be holy: ye take too much upon you, ye sons of

Levi.

16:8 And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, I pray you, ye sons of Levi:

16:9 Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath

separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to

himself to do the service of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to

stand before the congregation to minister unto them?

16:10 And he hath brought thee near to him, and all thy brethren the sons

of Levi with thee: and seek ye the priesthood also?

16:11 For which cause both thou and all thy company are gathered

together against the LORD: and what is Aaron, that ye murmur

against him?

16:12 And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab:

which said, We will not come up:

16:13 Is it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a land that

floweth with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, except

thou make thyself altogether a prince over us?

16:14 Moreover thou hast not brought us into a land that floweth with

milk and honey, or given us inheritance of fields and vineyards:

wilt thou put out the eyes of these men? we will not come up.

16:15 And Moses was very wroth, and said unto the LORD, Respect

not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither

have I hurt one of them.

16:16 And Moses said unto Korah, Be thou and all thy company before

the LORD, thou, and they, and Aaron, to morrow:

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16:17 And take every man his censer, and put incense in them, and bring

ye before the LORD every man his censer, two hundred and fifty

censers; thou also, and Aaron, each of you his censer.

16:18 And they took every man his censer, and put fire in them, and laid

incense thereon, and stood in the door of the tabernacle of the

congregation with Moses and Aaron.

16:19 And Korah gathered all the congregation against them unto the door

of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the glory of the LORD

appeared unto all the congregation.

16:20 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

16:21 Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may

consume them in a moment.

16:22 And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the

spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with

all the congregation?

16:23 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

16:24 Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you up from about the

tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.

16:25 And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the

elders of Israel followed him.

16:26 And he spake unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you,

from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of their’s,

lest ye be consumed in all their sins.

16:27 So they gat up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram,

on every side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood in the

door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little

children.

16:28 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the LORD hath sent

me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own

mind.

16:29 If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited

after the visitation of all men; then the LORD hath not sent me.

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16:30 But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth,

and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they

go down quick into the pit; then ye shall understand that these men

have provoked the LORD.

16:31 And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these

words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them:

16:32 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and

their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all

their goods.

16:33 They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the

pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among

the congregation.

16:34 And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them:

for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.

16:35 And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two

hundred and fifty men that offered incense.

16:36 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

16:37 Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the

censers out of the burning, and scatter thou the fire yonder; for

they are hallowed.

16:38 The censers of these sinners against their own souls, let them make

them broad plates for a covering of the altar: for they offered them

before the LORD, therefore they are hallowed: and they shall be a

sign unto the children of Israel.

16:39 And Eleazar the priest took the brasen censers, wherewith they

that were burnt had offered; and they were made broad plates for a

covering of the altar:

16:40 To be a memorial unto the children of Israel, that no stranger,

which is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to offer incense

before the LORD; that he be not as Korah, and as his company: as

the LORD said to him by the hand of Moses.

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16:41 But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Israel

murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, Ye have killed

the people of the LORD.

16:42 And it came to pass, when the congregation was gathered against

Moses and against Aaron, that they looked toward the tabernacle

of the congregation: and, behold, the cloud covered it, and the glory

of the LORD appeared.

16:43 And Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle of the

congregation.

16:44 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

16:45 Get you up from among this congregation, that I may consume

them as in a moment. And they fell upon their faces.

16:46 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein

from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the

congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is wrath

gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun.

16:47 And Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of

the congregation; and, behold, the plague was begun among the

people: and he put on incense, and made an atonement for the

people.

16:48 And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was

stayed.

16:49 Now they that died in the plague were fourteen thousand and

seven hundred, beside them that died about the matter of Korah.

16:50 And Aaron returned unto Moses unto the door of the tabernacle of

the congregation: and the plague was stayed.

CHAPTER 17

17:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

17:2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of every one of them a

rod according to the house of their fathers, of all their princes

according to the house of their fathers twelve rods: write thou

every man’s name upon his rod.

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17:3 And thou shalt write Aaron’s name upon the rod of Levi: for one

rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers.

17:4 And thou shalt lay them up in the tabernacle of the congregation

before the testimony, where I will meet with you.

17:5 And it shall come to pass, that the man’s rod, whom I shall choose,

shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of

the children of Israel, whereby they murmur against you.

17:6 And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, and every one of

their princes gave him a rod apiece, for each prince one, according

to their fathers’ houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron

was among their rods.

17:7 And Moses laid up the rods before the LORD in the tabernacle of

witness.

17:8 And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into the

tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house

of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and bloomed

blossoms, and yielded almonds.

17:9 And Moses brought out all the rods from before the LORD unto

all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his

rod.

17:10 And the LORD said unto Moses, Bring Aaron’s rod again before

the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels; and thou

shalt quite take away their murmurings from me, that they die not.

17:11 And Moses did so: as the LORD commanded him, so did he.

17:12 And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, we

die, we perish, we all perish.

17:13 Whosoever cometh any thing near unto the tabernacle of the

LORD shall die: shall we be consumed with dying?

CHAPTER 18

18:1 And the LORD said unto Aaron, Thou and thy sons and thy

father’s house with thee shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary:

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and thou and thy sons with thee shall bear the iniquity of your

priesthood.

18:2 And thy brethren also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father,

bring thou with thee, that they may be joined unto thee, and

minister unto thee: but thou and thy sons with thee shall minister

before the tabernacle of witness.

18:3 And they shall keep thy charge, and the charge of all the tabernacle:

only they shall not come nigh the vessels of the sanctuary and the

altar, that neither they, nor ye also, die.

18:4 And they shall be joined unto thee, and keep the charge of the

tabernacle of the congregation, for all the service of the tabernacle:

and a stranger shall not come nigh unto you.

18:5 And ye shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of

the altar: that there be no wrath any more upon the children of

Israel.

18:6 And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from among

the children of Israel: to you they are given as a gift for the LORD,

to do the service of the tabernacle of the congregation.

18:7 Therefore thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your priest’s

office for everything of the altar, and within the vail; and ye shall

serve: I have given your priest’s office unto you as a service of gift:

and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to death.

18:8 And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Behold, I also have given thee

the charge of mine heave offerings of all the hallowed things of the

children of Israel; unto thee have I given them by reason of the

anointing, and to thy sons, by an ordinance for ever.

18:9 This shall be thine of the most holy things, reserved from the fire:

every oblation of their’s, every meat offering of their’s, and every

sin offering of their’s, and every trespass offering of their’s which

they shall render unto me, shall be most holy for thee and for thy

sons.

18:10 In the most holy place shalt thou eat it; every male shall eat it: it

shall be holy unto thee.

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18:11 And this is thine; the heave offering of their gift, with all the wave

offerings of the children of Israel: I have given them unto thee, and

to thy sons and to thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever:

every one that is clean in thy house shall eat of it.

18:12 All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine, and of the

wheat, the firstfruits of them which they shall offer unto the

LORD, them have I given thee.

18:13 And whatsoever is first ripe in the land, which they shall bring

unto the LORD, shall be thine; every one that is clean in thine

house shall eat of it.

18:14 Every thing devoted in Israel shall be thine.

18:15 Every thing that openeth the matrix in all flesh, which they bring

unto the LORD, whether it be of men or beasts, shall be thine:

nevertheless the firstborn of man shalt thou surely redeem, and the

firstling of unclean beasts shalt thou redeem.

18:16 And those that are to be redeemed from a month old shalt thou

redeem, according to thine estimation, for the money of five

shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs.

18:17 But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep, or the firstling

of a goat, thou shalt not redeem; they are holy: thou shalt sprinkle

their blood upon the altar, and shalt burn their fat for an offering

made by fire, for a sweet savor unto the LORD.

18:18 And the flesh of them shall be thine, as the wave breast and as the

right shoulder are thine.

18:19 All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the children of

Israel offer unto the LORD, have I given thee, and thy sons and

thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever: it is a covenant of

salt for ever before the LORD unto thee and to thy seed with thee.

18:20 And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no inheritance

in their land, neither shalt thou have any part among them: I am

thy part and thine inheritance among the children of Israel.

18:21 And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the tenth in Israel

for an inheritance, for their service which they serve, even the

service of the tabernacle of the congregation.

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18:22 Neither must the children of Israel henceforth come nigh the

tabernacle of the congregation, lest they bear sin, and die.

18:23 But the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of the

congregation, and they shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a statute

for ever throughout your generations, that among the children of

Israel they have no inheritance.

18:24 But the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer as an heave

offering unto the LORD, I have given to the Levites to inherit:

therefore I have said unto them, Among the children of Israel they

shall have no inheritance.

18:25 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

18:26 Thus speak unto the Levites, and say unto them, When ye take of

the children of Israel the tithes which I have given you from them

for your inheritance, then ye shall offer up an heave offering of it

for the LORD, even a tenth part of the tithe.

18:27 And this your heave offering shall be reckoned unto you, as though

it were the corn of the threshingfloor, and as the fulness of the

winepress.

18:28 Thus ye also shall offer an heave offering unto the LORD of all

your tithes, which ye receive of the children of Israel; and ye shall

give thereof the LORD’s heave offering to Aaron the priest.

18:29 Out of all your gifts ye shall offer every heave offering of the

LORD, of all the best thereof, even the hallowed part thereof out

of it.

18:30 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, When ye have heaved the best

thereof from it, then it shall be counted unto the Levites as the

increase of the threshingfloor, and as the increase of the winepress.

18:31 And ye shall eat it in every place, ye and your households: for it is

your reward for your service in the tabernacle of the congregation.

18:32 And ye shall bear no sin by reason of it, when ye have heaved from

it the best of it: neither shall ye pollute the holy things of the

children of Israel, lest ye die.

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CHAPTER 19

19:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

19:2 This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD hath

commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they

bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and

upon which never came yoke:

19:3 And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her

forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face:

19:4 And Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and

sprinkle of her blood directly before the tabernacle of the

congregation seven times:

19:5 And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh,

and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn:

19:6 And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and

cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer.

19:7 Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh

in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest

shall be unclean until the even.

19:8 And he that burneth her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe

his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the even.

19:9 And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and

lay them up without the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept

for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water of

separation: it is a purification for sin.

19:10 And he that gathereth the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes,

and be unclean until the even: and it shall be unto the children of

Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among them, for a

statute for ever.

19:11 He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven

days.

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19:12 He shall purify himself with it on the third day, and on the seventh

day he shall be clean: but if he purify not himself the third day,

then the seventh day he shall not be clean.

19:13 Whosoever toucheth the dead body of any man that is dead, and

purifieth not himself, defileth the tabernacle of the LORD; and that

soul shall be cut off from Israel: because the water of separation

was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is

yet upon him.

19:14 This is the law, when a man dieth in a tent: all that come into the

tent, and all that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days.

19:15 And every open vessel, which hath no covering bound upon it, is

unclean.

19:16 And whosoever toucheth one that is slain with a sword in the open

fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be

unclean seven days.

19:17 And for an unclean person they shall take of the ashes of the burnt

heifer of purification for sin, and running water shall be put thereto

in a vessel:

19:18 And a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and

sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the

persons that were there, and upon him that touched a bone, or one

slain, or one dead, or a grave:

19:19 And the clean person shall sprinkle upon the unclean on the third

day, and on the seventh day: and on the seventh day he shall

purify himself, and wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water,

and shall be clean at even.

19:20 But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that

soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he hath

defiled the sanctuary of the LORD: the water of separation hath

not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.

19:21 And it shall be a perpetual statute unto them, that he that

sprinkleth the water of separation shall wash his clothes; and he

that toucheth the water of separation shall be unclean until even.

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19:22 And whatsoever the unclean person toucheth shall be unclean; and

the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean until even.

CHAPTER 20

20:1 Then came the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, into

the desert of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in

Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there.

20:2 And there was no water for the congregation: and they gathered

themselves together against Moses and against Aaron.

20:3 And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying, Would God

that we had died when our brethren died before the LORD!

20:4 And why have ye brought up the congregation of the LORD into

this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there?

20:5 And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring

us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed, or of figs, or of

vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink.

20:6 And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly

unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they fell

upon their faces: and the glory of the LORD appeared unto them.

20:7 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

20:8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou, and

Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before their eyes;

and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt bring forth to them

water out of the rock: so thou shalt give the congregation and their

beasts drink.

20:9 And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded

him.

20:10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation together before

the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye rebels; must we

fetch you water out of this rock?

20:11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote the rock

twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the congregation

drank, and their beasts also.

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20:12 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed

me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel,

therefore ye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I

have given them.

20:13 This is the water of Meribah; because the children of Israel strove

with the LORD, and he was sanctified in them.

20:14 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the king of Edom,

Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the travail that

hath befallen us:

20:15 How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have dwelt in

Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and our fathers:

20:16 And when we cried unto the LORD, he heard our voice, and sent

an angel, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we

are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy border:

20:17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy country: we will not pass

through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither will we drink

of the water of the wells: we will go by the king’s high way, we

will not turn to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed

thy borders.

20:18 And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt not pass by me, lest I come

out against thee with the sword.

20:19 And the children of Israel said unto him, We will go by the high

way: and if I and my cattle drink of thy water, then I will pay for

it: I will only, without doing anything else, go through on my feet.

20:20 And he said, Thou shalt not go through. And Edom came out

against him with much people, and with a strong hand.

20:21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his border:

wherefore Israel turned away from him.

20:22 And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, journeyed

from Kadesh, and came unto mount Hor.

20:23 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by

the coast of the land of Edom, saying,

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20:24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not enter into

the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because ye

rebelled against my word at the water of Meribah.

20:25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up unto mount

Hor:

20:26 And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon Eleazar his

son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die

there.

20:27 And Moses did as the LORD commanded: and they went up into

mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.

20:28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon

Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there in the top of the mount: and

Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount.

20:29 And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they

mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.

CHAPTER 21

21:1 And when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south,

heard tell that Israel came by the way of the spies; then he fought

against Israel, and took some of them prisoners.

21:2 And Israel vowed a vow unto the LORD, and said, If thou wilt

indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy

their cities.

21:3 And the LORD hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up

the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities:

and he called the name of the place Hormah.

21:4 And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea,

to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the people was much

discouraged because of the way.

21:5 And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore

have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for

there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth

this light bread.

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21:6 And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit

the people; and much people of Israel died.

21:7 Therefore the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for

we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the

LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses

prayed for the people.

21:8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and

set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is

bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall live.

21:9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a pole, and it

came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he beheld

the serpent of brass, he lived.

21:10 And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in Oboth.

21:11 And they journeyed from Oboth, and pitched at Ijeabarim, in the

wilderness which is before Moab, toward the sunrising.

21:12 From thence they removed, and pitched in the valley of Zared.

21:13 From thence they removed, and pitched on the other side of

Arnon, which is in the wilderness that cometh out of the coasts of

the Amorites: for Arnon is the border of Moab, between Moab and

the Amorites.

21:14 Wherefore it is said in the book of the wars of the LORD, What he

did in the Red sea, and in the brooks of Arnon,

21:15 And at the stream of the brooks that goeth down to the dwelling of

Ar, and lieth upon the border of Moab.

21:16 And from thence they went to Beer: that is the well whereof the

LORD spake unto Moses, Gather the people together, and I will

give them water.

21:17 Then Israel sang this song, Spring up, O well; sing ye unto it:

21:18 The princes digged the well, the nobles of the people digged it, by

the direction of the lawgiver, with their staves. And from the

wilderness they went to Mattanah:

21:19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel: and from Nahaliel to Bamoth:

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21:20 And from Bamoth in the valley, that is in the country of Moab, to

the top of Pisgah, which looketh toward Jeshimon.

21:21 And Israel sent messengers unto Sihon king of the Amorites,

saying,

21:22 Let me pass through thy land: we will not turn into the fields, or

into the vineyards; we will not drink of the waters of the well: but

we will go along by the king’s high way, until we be past thy

borders.

21:23 And Sihon would not suffer Israel to pass through his border: but

Sihon gathered all his people together, and went out against Israel

into the wilderness: and he came to Jahaz, and fought against Israel.

21:24 And Israel smote him with the edge of the sword, and possessed

his land from Arnon unto Jabbok, even unto the children of

Ammon: for the border of the children of Ammon was strong.

21:25 And Israel took all these cities: and Israel dwelt in all the cities of

the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the villages thereof.

21:26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who

had fought against the former king of Moab, and taken all his land

out of his hand, even unto Arnon.

21:27 Wherefore they that speak in proverbs say, Come into Heshbon,

let the city of Sihon be built and prepared:

21:28 For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of

Sihon: it hath consumed Ar of Moab, and the lords of the high

places of Arnon.

21:29 Woe to thee, Moab! thou art undone, O people of Chemosh: he

hath given his sons that escaped, and his daughters, into captivity

unto Sihon king of the Amorites.

21:30 We have shot at them; Heshbon is perished even unto Dibon, and

we have laid them waste even unto Nophah, which reacheth unto

Medeba.

21:31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites.

21:32 And Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, and they took the villages

thereof, and drove out the Amorites that were there.

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21:33 And they turned and went up by the way of Bashan: and Og the

king of Bashan went out against them, he, and all his people, to the

battle at Edrei.

21:34 And the LORD said unto Moses, Fear him not: for I have delivered

him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land; and thou shalt

do to him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which

dwelt at Heshbon.

21:35 So they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, until there was

none left him alive: and they possessed his land.

CHAPTER 22

22:1 And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in the plains of

Moab on this side Jordan by Jericho.

22:2 And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to the

Amorites.

22:3 And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they were many:

and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel.

22:4 And Moab said unto the elders of Midian, Now shall this

company lick up all that are round about us, as the ox licketh up

the grass of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor was king of the

Moabites at that time.

22:5 He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of Beor to

Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his

people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people come out

from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they

abide over against me:

22:6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people; for they

are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we may

smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land: for I wot

that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest

is cursed.

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22:7 And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the

rewards of divination in their hand; and they came unto Balaam,

and spake unto him the words of Balak.

22:8 And he said unto them, Lodge here this night, and I will bring you

word again, as the LORD shall speak unto me: and the princes of

Moab abode with Balaam.

22:9 And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with

thee?

22:10 And Balaam said unto God, Balak the son of Zippor, king of

Moab, hath sent unto me, saying,

22:11 Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which covereth the

face of the earth: come now, curse me them; peradventure I shall be

able to overcome them, and drive them out.

22:12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou

shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.

22:13 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and said unto the princes of

Balak, Get you into your land: for the LORD refuseth to give me

leave to go with you.

22:14 And the princes of Moab rose up, and they went unto Balak, and

said, Balaam refuseth to come with us.

22:15 And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honorable than

they.

22:16 And they came to Balaam, and said to him, Thus saith Balak the

son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from coming

unto me:

22:17 For I will promote thee unto very great honor, and I will do

whatsoever thou sayest unto me: come therefore, I pray thee, curse

me this people.

22:18 And Balaam answered and said unto the servants of Balak, If Balak

would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond

the word of the LORD my God, to do less or more.

22:19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye also here this night, that I may

know what the LORD will say unto me more.

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22:20 And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him, If the men

come to call thee, rise up, and go with them; but yet the word

which I shall say unto thee, that shalt thou do.

22:21 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went

with the princes of Moab.

22:22 And God’s anger was kindled because he went: and the angel of the

LORD stood in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was

riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him.

22:23 And the ass saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and

his sword drawn in his hand: and the ass turned aside out of the

way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote the ass, to turn her

into the way.

22:24 But the angel of the LORD stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall

being on this side, and a wall on that side.

22:25 And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she thrust herself

unto the wall, and crushed Balaam’s foot against the wall: and he

smote her again.

22:26 And the angel of the LORD went further, and stood in a narrow

place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the

left.

22:27 And when the ass saw the angel of the LORD, she fell down under

Balaam: and Balaam’s anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with

a staff.

22:28 And the LORD opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto

Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me

these three times?

22:29 And Balaam said unto the ass, Because thou hast mocked me: I

would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee.

22:30 And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which

thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day? was I ever

wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay.

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22:31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel

of the LORD standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his

hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on his face.

22:32 And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Wherefore hast thou

smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I went out to

withstand thee, because thy way is perverse before me:

22:33 And the ass saw me, and turned from me these three times: unless

she had turned from me, surely now also I had slain thee, and saved

her alive.

22:34 And Balaam said unto the angel of the LORD, I have sinned; for I

knew not that thou stoodest in the way against me: now therefore,

if it displease thee, I will get me back again.

22:35 And the angel of the LORD said unto Balaam, Go with the men:

but only the word that I shall speak unto thee, that thou shalt

speak. So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.

22:36 And when Balak heard that Balaam was come, he went out to meet

him unto a city of Moab, which is in the border of Arnon, which is

in the utmost coast.

22:37 And Balak said unto Balaam, Did I not earnestly send unto thee to

call thee? wherefore camest thou not unto me? am I not able indeed

to promote thee to honor?

22:38 And Balaam said unto Balak, Lo, I am come unto thee: have I now

any power at all to say any thing? the word that God putteth in

my mouth, that shall I speak.

22:39 And Balaam went with Balak, and they came unto Kirjathhuzoth.

22:40 And Balak offered oxen and sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the

princes that were with him.

22:41 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Balak took Balaam, and

brought him up into the high places of Baal, that thence he might

see the utmost part of the people.

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CHAPTER 23

23:1 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and

prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams.

23:2 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and Balaam

offered on every altar a bullock and a ram.

23:3 And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand by thy burnt offering, and I

will go: peradventure the LORD will come to meet me: and

whatsoever he sheweth me I will tell thee. And he went to an high

place.

23:4 And God met Balaam: and he said unto him, I have prepared seven

altars, and I have offered upon every altar a bullock and a ram.

23:5 And the LORD put a word in Balaam’s mouth, and said, Return

unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.

23:6 And he returned unto him, and, lo, he stood by his burnt sacrifice,

he, and all the princes of Moab.

23:7 And he took up his parable, and said, Balak the king of Moab hath

brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of the east, saying,

Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel.

23:8 How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy,

whom the LORD hath not defied?

23:9 For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold

him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned

among the nations.

23:10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the fourth

part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last

end be like his!

23:11 And Balak said unto Balaam, What hast thou done unto me? I took

thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast blessed them

altogether.

23:12 And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that

which the LORD hath put in my mouth?

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23:13 And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray thee, with me unto another

place, from whence thou mayest see them: thou shalt see but the

utmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: and curse me them

from thence.

23:14 And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of Pisgah,

and built seven altars, and offered a bullock and a ram on every

altar.

23:15 And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt offering, while I

meet the LORD yonder.

23:16 And the LORD met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth, and

said, Go again unto Balak, and say thus.

23:17 And when he came to him, behold, he stood by his burnt offering,

and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said unto him, What

hath the LORD spoken?

23:18 And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear;

hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:

23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he

should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he

spoken, and shall he not make it good?

23:20 Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he hath

blessed; and I cannot reverse it.

23:21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he seen

perverseness in Israel: the LORD his God is with him, and the

shout of a king is among them.

23:22 God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the strength of

an unicorn.

23:23 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!

23:24 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.

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23:25 And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless

them at all.

23:26 But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying,

All that the LORD speaketh, that I must do?

23:27 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.

23:28 And Balak brought Balaam unto the top of Peor, that looketh

toward Jeshimon.

23:29 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and

prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.

23:30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bullock and a ram

on every altar.

CHAPTER 24

24:1 And when Balaam saw that it pleased the LORD to bless Israel, he

went not, as at other times, to seek for enchantments, but he set

his face toward the wilderness.

24:2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel abiding in his

tents according to their tribes; and the spirit of God came upon

him.

24:3 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath

said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:

24:4 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:

24:5 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles, O Israel!

24:6 As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the rivers side,

as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD hath planted, and as

cedar trees beside the waters.

24:7 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.

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24:8 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.

24:9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall

stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that

curseth thee.

24:10 And Balak’s anger was kindled against Balaam, and he smote his

hands together: and Balak said unto Balaam, I called thee to curse

mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast altogether blessed them these

three times.

24:11 Therefore now flee thou to thy place: I thought to promote thee

unto great honor; but, lo, the LORD hath kept thee back from

honor.

24:12 And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I not also to thy messengers

which thou sentest unto me, saying,

24:13 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 saith, that will I speak?

24:14 And now, behold, I go unto my people: come therefore, and I will

advertise thee what this people shall do to thy people in the latter

days.

24:15 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of Beor hath

said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:

24:16 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:

24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, 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.

24:18 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for

his enemies; and Israel shall do valiantly.

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24:19 Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion, and shall

destroy him that remaineth of the city.

24:20 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.

24:21 And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable, and said,

Strong is thy dwellingplace, and thou puttest thy nest in a rock.

24:22 Nevertheless the Kenite shall be wasted, until Asshur shall carry

thee away captive.

24:23 And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when

God doeth this!

24:24 And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim, and shall afflict

Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish for ever.

24:25 And Balaam rose up, and went and returned to his place: and Balak

also went his way.

CHAPTER 25

25:1 And Israel abode in Shittim, and the people began to commit

whoredom with the daughters of Moab.

25:2 And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and

the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods.

25:3 And Israel joined himself unto Baalpeor: and the anger of the

LORD was kindled against Israel.

25:4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the people,

and hang them up before the LORD against the sun, that the fierce

anger of the LORD may be turned away from Israel.

25:5 And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his

men that were joined unto Baalpeor.

25:6 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.

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25:7 And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the

priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a

javelin in his hand;

25:8 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.

25:9 And those that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.

25:10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

25:11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, 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.

25:12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace:

25:13 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.

25:14 Now the name of the Israelite that was slain, even that was slain

with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince

of a chief house among the Simeonites.

25:15 And the name of the Midianitish woman that was slain was Cozbi,

the daughter of Zur; he was head over a people, and of a chief

house in Midian.

25:16 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

25:17 Vex the Midianites, and smite them:

25:18 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 slain in the day of the

plague for Peors sake.

CHAPTER 26

26:1 And it came to pass after the plague, that the LORD spake unto

Moses and unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, saying,

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26:2 Take the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, from

twenty years old and upward, throughout their fathers house, all

that are able to go to war in Israel.

26:3 And Moses and Eleazar the priest spake with them in the plains of

Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying,

26:4 Take the sum of the people, from twenty years old and upward; as

the LORD commanded Moses and the children of Israel, which

went forth out of the land of Egypt.

26:5 Reuben, the eldest son of Israel: the children of Reuben; Hanoch, of

whom cometh the family of the Hanochites: of Pallu, the family of

the Palluites:

26:6 Of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: of Carmi, the family of

the Carmites.

26:7 These are the families of the Reubenites: and they that were

numbered of them were forty and three thousand and seven

hundred and thirty.

26:8 And the sons of Pallu; Eliab.

26:9 And the sons of Eliab; Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. This is

that Dathan and Abiram, which were famous in the congregation,

who strove against Moses and against Aaron in the company of

Korah, when they strove against the LORD:

26:10 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together

with Korah, when that company died, what time the fire devoured

two hundred and fifty men: and they became a sign.

26:11 Notwithstanding the children of Korah died not.

26:12 The sons of Simeon after their families: of Nemuel, the family of

the Nemuelites: of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites: of Jachin, the

family of the Jachinites:

26:13 Of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites: of Shaul, the family of the

Shaulites.

26:14 These are the families of the Simeonites, twenty and two thousand

and two hundred.

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26:15 The children of Gad after their families: of Zephon, the family of

the Zephonites: of Haggi, the family of the Haggites: of Shuni, the

family of the Shunites:

26:16 Of Ozni, the family of the Oznites: of Eri, the family of the Erites:

26:17 Of Arod, the family of the Arodites: of Areli, the family of the

Arelites.

26:18 These are the families of the children of Gad according to those

that were numbered of them, forty thousand and five hundred.

26:19 The sons of Judah were Er and Onan: and Er and Onan died in the

land of Canaan.

26:20 And the sons of Judah after their families were; of Shelah, the

family of the Shelanites: of Pharez, the family of the Pharzites: of

Zerah, the family of the Zarhites.

26:21 And the sons of Pharez were; of Hezron, the family of the

Hezronites: of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites.

26:22 These are the families of Judah according to those that were

numbered of them, threescore and sixteen thousand and five

hundred.

26:23 Of the sons of Issachar after their families: of Tola, the family of

the Tolaites: of Pua, the family of the Punites:

26:24 Of Jashub, the family of the Jashubites: of Shimron, the family of

the Shimronites.

26:25 These are the families of Issachar according to those that were

numbered of them, threescore and four thousand and three

hundred.

26:26 Of the sons of Zebulun after their families: of Sered, the family of

the Sardites: of Elon, the family of the Elonites: of Jahleel, the

family of the Jahleelites.

26:27 These are the families of the Zebulunites according to those that

were numbered of them, threescore thousand and five hundred.

26:28 The sons of Joseph after their families were Manasseh and

Ephraim.

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26:29 Of the sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the family of the Machirites:

and Machir begat Gilead: of Gilead come the family of the

Gileadites.

26:30 These are the sons of Gilead: of Jeezer, the family of the

Jeezerites: of Helek, the family of the Helekites:

26:31 And of Asriel, the family of the Asrielites: and of Shechem, the

family of the Shechemites:

26:32 And of Shemida, the family of the Shemidaites: and of Hepher, the

family of the Hepherites.

26:33 And Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters:

and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, and

Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.

26:34 These are the families of Manasseh, and those that were numbered

of them, fifty and two thousand and seven hundred.

26:35 These are the sons of Ephraim after their families: of Shuthelah, the

family of the Shuthalhites: of Becher, the family of the Bachrites:

of Tahan, the family of the Tahanites.

26:36 And these are the sons of Shuthelah: of Eran, the family of the

Eranites.

26:37 These are the families of the sons of Ephraim according to those

that were numbered of them, thirty and two thousand and five

hundred. These are the sons of Joseph after their families.

26:38 The sons of Benjamin after their families: of Bela, the family of the

Belaites: of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites: of Ahiram, the

family of the Ahiramites:

26:39 Of Shupham, the family of the Shuphamites: of Hupham, the

family of the Huphamites.

26:40 And the sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman: of Ard, the family of

the Ardites: and of Naaman, the family of the Naamites.

26:41 These are the sons of Benjamin after their families: and they that

were numbered of them were forty and five thousand and six

hundred.

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26:42 These are the sons of Dan after their families: of Shuham, the

family of the Shuhamites. These are the families of Dan after their

families.

26:43 All the families of the Shuhamites, according to those that were

numbered of them, were threescore and four thousand and four

hundred.

26:44 Of the children of Asher after their families: of Jimna, the family of

the Jimnites: of Jesui, the family of the Jesuites: of Beriah, the

family of the Beriites.

26:45 Of the sons of Beriah: of Heber, the family of the Heberites: of

Malchiel, the family of the Malchielites.

26:46 And the name of the daughter of Asher was Sarah.

26:47 These are the families of the sons of Asher according to those that

were numbered of them; who were fifty and three thousand and

four hundred.

26:48 Of the sons of Naphtali after their families: of Jahzeel, the family

of the Jahzeelites: of Guni, the family of the Gunites:

26:49 Of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites: of Shillem, the family of the

Shillemites.

26:50 These are the families of Naphtali according to their families: and

they that were numbered of them were forty and five thousand and

four hundred.

26:51 These were the numbered of the children of Israel, six hundred

thousand and a thousand seven hundred and thirty.

26:52 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

26:53 Unto these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to

the number of names.

26:54 To many thou shalt give the more inheritance, and to few thou

shalt give the less inheritance: to every one shall his inheritance be

given according to those that were numbered of him.

26:55 Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot: according to the

names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit.

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26:56 According to the lot shall the possession thereof be divided

between many and few.

26:57 And these are they that were numbered of the Levites after their

families: of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites: of Kohath, the

family of the Kohathites: of Merari, the family of the Merarites.

26:58 These are the families of the Levites: the family of the Libnites, the

family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of

the Mushites, the family of the Korathites. And Kohath begat

Amram.

26:59 And the name of Amrams wife was Jochebed, the daughter of

Levi, whom her mother bare to Levi in Egypt: and she bare unto

Amram Aaron and Moses, and Miriam their sister.

26:60 And unto Aaron was born Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

26:61 And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange fire before

the LORD.

26:62 And those that were numbered of them were twenty and three

thousand, all males from a month old and upward: for they were

not numbered among the children of Israel, because there was no

inheritance given them among the children of Israel.

26:63 These are they that were numbered by Moses and Eleazar the

priest, who numbered the children of Israel in the plains of Moab

by Jordan near Jericho.

26:64 But among these there was not a man of them whom Moses and

Aaron the priest numbered, when they numbered the children of

Israel in the wilderness of Sinai.

26:65 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 Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.

CHAPTER 27

27:1 Then came the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the

son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the

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families of Manasseh the son of Joseph: and these are the names of

his daughters; Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah.

27:2 And they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and

before the princes and all the congregation, by the door of the

tabernacle of the congregation, saying,

27:3 Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in the company

of them that gathered themselves together against the LORD in the

company of Korah; but died in his own sin, and had no sons.

27:4 Why should the name of our father be done away from among his

family, because he hath no son? Give unto us therefore a

possession among the brethren of our father.

27:5 And Moses brought their cause before the LORD.

27:6 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

27:7 The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: thou shalt surely give

them a possession of an inheritance among their fathers brethren;

and thou shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto

them.

27:8 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a man

die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass

unto his daughter.

27:9 And if he have no daughter, then ye shall give his inheritance unto

his brethren.

27:10 And if he have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance unto

his fathers brethren.

27:11 And if his father have no brethren, then ye shall give his inheritance

unto his kinsman that is next to him of his family, and he shall

possess it: and it shall be unto the children of Israel a statute of

judgment, as the LORD commanded Moses.

27:12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Get thee up into this mount

Abarim, and see the land which I have given unto the children of

Israel.

27:13 And when thou hast seen it, thou also shalt be gathered unto thy

people, as Aaron thy brother was gathered.

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27:14 For ye 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 Kadesh in the wilderness

of Zin.

27:15 And Moses spake unto the LORD, saying,

27:16 Let the LORD, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a man over

the congregation,

27:17 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.

27:18 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;

27:19 And set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the

congregation; and give him a charge in their sight.

27:20 And thou shalt put some of thine honor upon him, that all the

congregation of the children of Israel may be obedient.

27:21 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.

27:22 And Moses did as the LORD commanded him: and he took

Joshua, and set him before Eleazar the priest, and before all the

congregation:

27:23 And he laid his hands upon him, and gave him a charge, as the

LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.

CHAPTER 28

28:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

28:2 Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, My offering,

and my bread for my sacrifices made by fire, for a sweet savor

unto me, shall ye observe to offer unto me in their due season.

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28:3 And thou shalt say unto them, This is the offering made by fire

which ye shall offer unto the LORD; two lambs of the first year

without spot day by day, for a continual burnt offering.

28:4 The one lamb shalt thou offer in the morning, and the other lamb

shalt thou offer at even;

28:5 And a tenth part of an ephah of flour for a meat offering, mingled

with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil.

28:6 It is a continual burnt offering, which was ordained in mount Sinai

for a sweet savor, a sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD.

28:7 And the drink offering thereof shall be the fourth part of an hin for

the one lamb: in the holy place shalt thou cause the strong wine to

be poured unto the LORD for a drink offering.

28:8 And the other lamb shalt thou offer at even: as the meat offering of

the morning, and as the drink offering thereof, thou shalt offer it, a

sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the LORD.

28:9 And on the sabbath day two lambs of the first year without spot,

and two tenth deals of flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil,

and the drink offering thereof:

28:10 This is the burnt offering of every sabbath, beside the continual

burnt offering, and his drink offering.

28:11 And in the beginnings of your months ye shall offer a burnt

offering unto the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram, seven

lambs of the first year without spot;

28:12 And three tenth deals of flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil,

for one bullock; and two tenth deals of flour for a meat offering,

mingled with oil, for one ram;

28:13 And a several tenth deal of flour mingled with oil for a meat

offering unto one lamb; for a burnt offering of a sweet savor, a

sacrifice made by fire unto the LORD.

28:14 And their drink offerings shall be half an hin of wine unto a

bullock, and the third part of an hin unto a ram, and a fourth part

of an hin unto a lamb: this is the burnt offering of every month

throughout the months of the year.

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28:15 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering unto the LORD shall be

offered, beside the continual burnt offering, and his drink offering.

28:16 And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the passover of the

LORD.

28:17 And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast: seven days shall

unleavened bread be eaten.

28:18 In the first day shall be an holy convocation; ye shall do no manner

of servile work therein:

28:19 But ye shall offer a sacrifice made by fire for a burnt offering unto

the LORD; two young bullocks, and one ram, and seven lambs of

the first year: they shall be unto you without blemish:

28:20 And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil: three

tenth deals shall ye offer for a bullock, and two tenth deals for a

ram;

28:21 A several tenth deal shalt thou offer for every lamb, throughout the

seven lambs:

28:22 And one goat for a sin offering, to make an atonement for you.

28:23 Ye shall offer these beside the burnt offering in the morning, which

is for a continual burnt offering.

28:24 After this manner ye shall offer daily, throughout the seven days,

the meat of the sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet savor unto the

LORD: it shall be offered beside the continual burnt offering, and

his drink offering.

28:25 And on the seventh day ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall

do no servile work.

28:26 Also in the day of the firstfruits, when ye bring a new meat

offering unto the LORD, after your weeks be out, ye shall have an

holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work:

28:27 But ye shall offer the burnt offering for a sweet savor unto the

LORD; two young bullocks, one ram, seven lambs of the first year;

28:28 And their meat offering of flour mingled with oil, three tenth deals

unto one bullock, two tenth deals unto one ram,

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28:29 A several tenth deal unto one lamb, throughout the seven lambs;

28:30 And one kid of the goats, to make an atonement for you.

28:31 Ye shall offer them beside the continual burnt offering, and his

meat offering, (they shall be unto you without blemish) and their

drink offerings.

CHAPTER 29

29:1 And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall

have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work: it is a day of

blowing the trumpets unto you.

29:2 And ye shall offer a burnt offering for a sweet savor unto the

LORD; one young bullock, one ram, and seven lambs of the first

year without blemish:

29:3 And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three

tenth deals for a bullock, and two tenth deals for a ram,

29:4 And one tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the seven lambs:

29:5 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering, to make an atonement

for you:

29:6 Beside the burnt offering of the month, and his meat offering, and

the daily burnt offering, and his meat offering, and their drink

offerings, according unto their manner, for a sweet savor, a sacrifice

made by fire unto the LORD.

29:7 And ye shall have on the tenth day of this seventh month an holy

convocation; and ye shall afflict your souls: ye shall not do any

work therein:

29:8 But ye shall offer a burnt offering unto the LORD for a sweet

savor; one young bullock, one ram, and seven lambs of the first

year; they shall be unto you without blemish:

29:9 And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three

tenth deals to a bullock, and two tenth deals to one ram,

29:10 A several tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the seven lambs:

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29:11 One kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the sin offering of

atonement, and the continual burnt offering, and the meat offering

of it, and their drink offerings.

29:12 And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month ye shall have an

holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work, and ye shall keep a

feast unto the LORD seven days:

29:13 And ye shall offer a burnt offering, a sacrifice made by fire, of a

sweet savor unto the LORD; thirteen young bullocks, two rams,

and fourteen lambs of the first year; they shall be without blemish:

29:14 And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil, three

tenth deals unto every bullock of the thirteen bullocks, two tenth

deals to each ram of the two rams,

29:15 And a several tenth deal to each lamb of the fourteen lambs:

29:16 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the continual

burnt offering, his meat offering, and his drink offering.

29:17 And on the second day ye shall offer twelve young bullocks, two

rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without spot:

29:18 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks,

for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number,

after the manner:

29:19 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the continual

burnt offering, and the meat offering thereof, and their drink

offerings.

29:20 And on the third day eleven bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs of

the first year without blemish;

29:21 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks,

for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number,

after the manner:

29:22 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering,

and his meat offering, and his drink offering.

29:23 And on the fourth day ten bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs

of the first year without blemish:

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29:24 Their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for

the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number,

after the manner:

29:25 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the continual

burnt offering, his meat offering, and his drink offering.

29:26 And on the fifth day nine bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs

of the first year without spot:

29:27 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks,

for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number,

after the manner:

29:28 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering,

and his meat offering, and his drink offering.

29:29 And on the sixth day eight bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs

of the first year without blemish:

29:30 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks,

for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number,

after the manner:

29:31 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering,

his meat offering, and his drink offering.

29:32 And on the seventh day seven bullocks, two rams, and fourteen

lambs of the first year without blemish:

29:33 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks,

for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number,

after the manner:

29:34 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering,

his meat offering, and his drink offering.

29:35 On the eighth day ye shall have a solemn assembly: ye shall do no

servile work therein:

29:36 But ye shall offer a burnt offering, a sacrifice made by fire, of a

sweet savor unto the LORD: one bullock, one ram, seven lambs of

the first year without blemish:

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29:37 Their meat offering and their drink offerings for the bullock, for the

ram, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the

manner:

29:38 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual burnt offering,

and his meat offering, and his drink offering.

29:39 These things ye shall do unto the LORD in your set feasts, beside

your vows, and your freewill offerings, for your burnt offerings,

and for your meat offerings, and for your drink offerings, and for

your peace offerings.

29:40 And Moses told the children of Israel according to all that the

LORD commanded Moses.

CHAPTER 30

30:1 And Moses spake unto the heads of the tribes concerning the

children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which the LORD hath

commanded.

30:2 If a man vow a vow unto the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his

soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according

to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.

30:3 If a woman also vow a vow unto the LORD, and bind herself by a

bond, being in her fathers house in her youth;

30:4 And her father hear her vow, and her bond wherewith she hath

bound her soul, and her father shall hold his peace at her; then all

her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she hath bound

her soul shall stand.

30:5 But if her father disallow her in the day that he heareth; not any of

her vows, or of her bonds wherewith she hath bound her soul, shall

stand: and the LORD shall forgive her, because her father

disallowed her.

30:6 And if she had at all an husband, when she vowed, or uttered ought

out of her lips, wherewith she bound her soul;

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30:7 And her husband heard it, and held his peace at her in the day that

he heard it: then her vows shall stand, and her bonds wherewith

she bound her soul shall stand.

30:8 But if her husband disallowed her on the day that he heard it; then

he shall make her vow which she vowed, and that which she

uttered with her lips, wherewith she bound her soul, of none effect:

and the LORD shall forgive her.

30:9 But every vow of a widow, and of her that is divorced, wherewith

they have bound their souls, shall stand against her.

30:10 And if she vowed in her husband’s house, or bound her soul by a

bond with an oath;

30:11 And her husband heard it, and held his peace at her, and disallowed

her not: then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith

she bound her soul shall stand.

30:12 But if her husband hath utterly made them void on the day he

heard them; then whatsoever proceeded out of her lips concerning

her vows, or concerning the bond of her soul, shall not stand: her

husband hath made them void; and the LORD shall forgive her.

30:13 Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband

may establish it, or her husband may make it void.

30:14 But if her husband altogether hold his peace at her from day to

day; then he establisheth all her vows, or all her bonds, which are

upon her: he confirmeth them, because he held his peace at her in

the day that he heard them.

30:15 But if he shall any ways make them void after that he hath heard

them; then he shall bear her iniquity.

30:16 These are the statutes, which the LORD commanded Moses,

between a man and his wife, between the father and his daughter,

being yet in her youth in her fathers house.

CHAPTER 31

31:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

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31:2 Avenge the children of Israel of the Midianites: afterward shalt

thou be gathered unto thy people.

31:3 And Moses spake unto the people, saying, Arm some of

yourselves unto the war, and let them go against the Midianites,

and avenge the LORD of Midian.

31:4 Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall

ye send to the war.

31:5 So there were delivered out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand

of every tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.

31:6 And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand of every tribe, them

and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, with the

holy instruments, and the trumpets to blow in his hand.

31:7 And they warred against the Midianites, as the LORD commanded

Moses; and they slew all the males.

31:8 And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of them that

were slain; namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba,

five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son of Beor they slew with

the sword.

31:9 And the children of Israel took all the women of Midian captives,

and their little ones, and took the spoil of all their cattle, and all

their flocks, and all their goods.

31:10 And they burnt all their cities wherein they dwelt, and all their

goodly castles, with fire.

31:11 And they took all the spoil, and all the prey, both of men and of

beasts.

31:12 And they brought the captives, and the prey, and the spoil, unto

Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and unto the congregation of the

children of Israel, unto the camp at the plains of Moab, which are

by Jordan near Jericho.

31:13 And Moses, and Eleazar the priest, and all the princes of the

congregation, went forth to meet them without the camp.

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31:14 And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, with the

captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, which came

from the battle.

31:15 And Moses said unto them, Have ye saved all the women alive?

31:16 Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of

Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of

Peor, and there was a plague among the congregation of the LORD.

31:17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every

woman that hath known man by lying with him.

31:18 But all the women children, that have not known a man by lying

with him, keep alive for yourselves.

31:19 And do ye abide without the camp seven days: whosoever hath

killed any person, and whosoever hath touched any slain, purify

both yourselves and your captives on the third day, and on the

seventh day.

31:20 And purify all your raiment, and all that is made of skins, and all

work of goats hair, and all things made of wood.

31:21 And Eleazar the priest said unto the men of war which went to the

battle, This is the ordinance of the law which the LORD

commanded Moses;

31:22 Only the gold, and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin, and the

lead,

31:23 Every thing that may abide the fire, ye shall make it go through the

fire, and it shall be clean: nevertheless it shall be purified with the

water of separation: and all that abideth not the fire ye shall make

go through the water.

31:24 And ye shall wash your clothes on the seventh day, and ye shall be

clean, and afterward ye shall come into the camp.

31:25 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

31:26 Take the sum of the prey that was taken, both of man and of beast,

thou, and Eleazar the priest, and the chief fathers of the

congregation:

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31:27 And divide the prey into two parts; between them that took the

war upon them, who went out to battle, and between all the

congregation:

31:28 And levy a tribute unto the LORD of the men of war which went

out to battle: one soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of

the beeves, and of the asses, and of the sheep:

31:29 Take it of their half, and give it unto Eleazar the priest, for an

heave offering of the LORD.

31:30 And of the children of Israel’s half, thou shalt take one portion of

fifty, of the persons, of the beeves, of the asses, and of the flocks,

of all manner of beasts, and give them unto the Levites, which keep

the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD.

31:31 And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded

Moses.

31:32 And the booty, being the rest of the prey which the men of war

had caught, was six hundred thousand and seventy thousand and

five thousand sheep,

31:33 And threescore and twelve thousand beeves,

31:34 And threescore and one thousand asses,

31:35 And thirty and two thousand persons in all, of women that had not

known man by lying with him.

31:36 And the half, which was the portion of them that went out to war,

was in number three hundred thousand and seven and thirty

thousand and five hundred sheep:

31:37 And the LORD’s tribute of the sheep was six hundred and

threescore and fifteen.

31:38 And the beeves were thirty and six thousand; of which the

LORD’s tribute was threescore and twelve.

31:39 And the asses were thirty thousand and five hundred; of which the

LORD’s tribute was threescore and one.

31:40 And the persons were sixteen thousand; of which the LORD’s

tribute was thirty and two persons.

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31:41 And Moses gave the tribute, which was the LORD’s heave

offering, unto Eleazar the priest, as the LORD commanded Moses.

31:42 And of the children of Israel’s half, which Moses divided from the

men that warred,

31:43 (Now the half that pertained unto the congregation was three

hundred thousand and thirty thousand and seven thousand and five

hundred sheep,

31:44 And thirty and six thousand beeves,

31:45 And thirty thousand asses and five hundred,

31:46 And sixteen thousand persons;)

31:47 Even of the children of Israel’s half, Moses took one portion of

fifty, both of man and of beast, and gave them unto the Levites,

which kept the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD; as the

LORD commanded Moses.

31:48 And the officers which were over thousands of the host, the

captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, came near unto

Moses:

31:49 And they said unto Moses, Thy servants have taken the sum of

the men of war which are under our charge, and there lacketh not

one man of us.

31:50 We have therefore brought an oblation for the LORD, what every

man hath gotten, of jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings,

earrings, and tablets, to make an atonement for our souls before the

LORD.

31:51 And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of them, even all

wrought jewels.

31:52 And all the gold of the offering that they offered up to the LORD,

of the captains of thousands, and of the captains of hundreds, was

sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels.

31:53 (For the men of war had taken spoil, every man for himself.)

31:54 And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of the captains of

thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into the tabernacle of

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the congregation, for a memorial for the children of Israel before the

LORD.

CHAPTER 32

32:1 Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very

great multitude of cattle: and when they saw the land of Jazer, and

the land of Gilead, that, behold, the place was a place for cattle;

32:2 The children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spake

unto Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and unto the princes of the

congregation, saying,

32:3 Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon, and

Elealeh, and Shebam, and Nebo, and Beon,

32:4 Even the country which the LORD smote before the congregation

of Israel, is a land for cattle, and thy servants have cattle:

32:5 Wherefore, said they, if we have found grace in thy sight, let this

land be given unto thy servants for a possession, and bring us not

over Jordan.

32:6 And Moses said unto the children of Gad and to the children of

Reuben, Shall your brethren go to war, and shall ye sit here?

32:7 And wherefore discourage ye the heart of the children of Israel

from going over into the land which the LORD hath given them?

32:8 Thus did your fathers, when I sent them from Kadeshbarnea to see

the land.

32:9 For when they went up unto the valley of Eshcol, and saw the

land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel, that they

should not go into the land which the LORD had given them.

32:10 And the LORD’s anger was kindled the same time, and he swear,

saying,

32:11 Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty

years old and upward, shall see the land which I swear unto

Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they have not

wholly followed me:

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32:12 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite, and Joshua the son

of Nun: for they have wholly followed the LORD.

32:13 And the LORD’s anger was kindled against Israel, and he made

them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation,

that had done evil in the sight of the LORD, was consumed.

32:14 And, behold, ye are risen up in your fathers stead, an increase of

sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of the LORD toward

Israel.

32:15 For if ye turn away from after him, he will yet again leave them in

the wilderness; and ye shall destroy all this people.

32:16 And they came near unto him, and said, We will build sheepfolds

here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones:

32:17 But we ourselves will go ready armed before the children of Israel,

until we have brought them unto their place: and our little ones

shall dwell in the fenced cities because of the inhabitants of the

land.

32:18 We will not return unto our houses, until the children of Israel have

inherited every man his inheritance.

32:19 For we will not inherit with them on yonder side Jordan, or

forward; because our inheritance is fallen to us on this side Jordan

eastward.

32:20 And Moses said unto them, If ye will do this thing, if ye will go

armed before the LORD to war,

32:21 And will go all of you armed over Jordan before the LORD, until

he hath driven out his enemies from before him,

32:22 And the land be subdued before the LORD: then afterward ye shall

return, and be guiltless before the LORD, and before Israel; and

this land shall be your possession before the LORD.

32:23 But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD:

and be sure your sin will find you out.

32:24 Build you cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep; and

do that which hath proceeded out of your mouth.

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32:25 And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben spake unto

Moses, saying, Thy servants will do as my Lord commandeth.

32:26 Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our cattle, shall