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              CHAPTER 1                          15 Of Naphtali: Ahira the son of
 1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses in              Enan.
the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of          16 These are they that were called
meeting, on the first day of the                of the congregation, the princes of
second month, in the second year af-            the tribes of their fathers; they were
ter they were come out of the land of           the heads of the thousands of Israel.
Egypt, saying,                                   17 And Moses and Aaron took these
 2 Take ye the sum of all the congre-           men that are mentioned by name:
gation of the children of Israel, by             18 And they assembled all the co n-
their families, by their fathers' hous-         gregation together on the first d ay of
es, according to the number of the              the second month; and they d eclared
names, every male, by their polls;              their pedigrees after their fam ilies,
 3 from twenty years old and upward,            by their fathers' houses, according to
all that are able to go forth to war in         the number of the names, from twen-
Israel, thou and Aaron shall number             ty years old and upward, by their
them by their hosts.                            polls.
 4 And with you there shall be a man             19 As Jehovah commanded Moses,
of every tribe; every one head of his           so he numbered them in the wil der-
fathers' house.                                 ness of Sinai.
 5 And these are the names of the                20 And the children of Reuben,
men that shall stand with you. Of               Israel's first-born, their generations,
Reuben: Elizur the son of Shedeur.              by their families, by their fathers'
 6 Of Simeon: Shelumiel the son of              houses, according to the nu mber of
Zurishaddai.                                    the names, by their polls, every male
 7 Of Judah: Nahshon the son of                 from twenty years old and upward,
Amminadab.                                      all that were able to go forth to war;
 8 Of Issachar: Nethanel the son of              21 those that were numbered of
Zuar.                                           them, of the tribe of Reuben, were
 9 Of Zebulun: Eliab the son of He-             forty and six thousand and five hun-
lon.                                            dred.
 10 Of the children of Joseph: Of                22 Of the children of Simeon, their
Ephraim: Elishama the son of Am-                generations, by their families, by
mihud. Of Manasseh: Gamaliel the                their fathers' houses, those that were
son of Pedahzur.                                numbered thereof, according to the
 11 Of Benjamin: Abidan the son of              number of the names, by their polls,
Gideoni.                                        every male from twenty years old
 12 Of Dan: Ahiezer the son of Am-              and upward, all that were able to go
mishaddai.                                      forth to war;
 13 Of Asher: Pagiel the son of Och-             23 those that were numbered of
ran.                                            them, of the tribe of Simeon, were
 14 Of Gad: Eliasaph the son of                 fifty and nine thousand and three
Deuel.                                          hundred.


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 24 Of the children of Gad, their            were able to go forth to war;
generations, by their families, by            33 those that were numbered of
their fathers' houses, according to          them, of the tribe of Ephraim, were
the number of the names, from twen-          forty thousand and five hundred.
ty years old and upward, all that             34 Of the children of Manasseh,
were able to go forth to war;                their generations, by their fam ilies,
 25 those that were numbered of              by their fathers' houses, according to
them, of the tribe of Gad, were forty        the number of the names, from twen-
and five thousand six hundred and            ty years old and upward, all that
fifty.                                       were able to go forth to war;
 26 Of the children of Judah, their           35 those that were numbered of
generations, by their families, by           them, of the tribe of Manasseh, were
their fathers' houses, according to          thirty and two thousand and two
the number of the names, from twen-          hundred.
ty years old and upward, all that             36 Of the children of Benjamin,
were able to go forth to war;                their generations, by their fam ilies,
 27 those that were numbered of              by their fathers' houses, according to
them, of the tribe of Judah, were            the number of the names, from twen-
threescore and fourteen thousand and         ty years old and upward, all that
six hundred.                                 were able to go forth to war;
 28 Of the children of Issachar, their        37 those that were numbered of
generations, by their families, by           them, of the tribe of Benjamin, were
their fathers' houses, according to          thirty and five thousand and four
the number of the names, from twen-          hundred.
ty years old and upward, all that             38 Of the children of Dan, their
were able to go forth to war;                generations, by their families, by
 29 those that were numbered of              their fathers' houses, according to
them, of the tribe of Issachar, were         the number of the names, from twen-
fifty and four thousand and four             ty years old and upward, all that
hundred.                                     were able to go forth to war;
 30 Of the children of Zebulun, their         39 those that were numbered of
generations, by their families, by           them, of the tribe of Dan, were
their fathers' houses, according to          threescore and two thousand and
the number of the names, from twen-          seven hundred.
ty years old and upward, all that             40 Of the children of Asher, their
were able to go forth to war;                generations, by their families, by
 31 those that were numbered of              their fathers' houses, according to
them, of the tribe of Zebulun, were          the number of the names, from twen-
fifty and seven thousand and four            ty years old and upward, all that
hundred.                                     were able to go forth to war;
 32 Of the children of Joseph,                41 those that were numbered of
`namely', of the children of Ephraim,        them, of the tribe of Asher, were for-
their generations, by their families,        ty and one thousand and five hun-
by their fathers' houses, according to       dred.
the number of the names, from twen-           42 Of the children of Naphtali, their
ty years old and upward, all that            generations, by their fam ilies, by



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their fathers' houses, according to           own camp, and every man by his
the number of the names, from twen-           own standard, according to their
ty years old and upward, all that             hosts.
were able to go forth to war;                  53 But the Levites shall encamp
 43 those that were numbered of               round about the tabernacle of the
them, of the tribe of Naphtali, were          testimony, that there be no wrath
fifty and three thousand and four             upon the congregation of the chil d-
hundred.                                      ren of Israel: and the Levites shall
 44 These are they that were num-             keep the charge of the tabernacle of
bered, whom Moses and Aaron nu m-             the testimony.
bered, and the princes of Israel, b e-         54 Thus did the children of Israel;
ing twelve men: they were each one            according to all that Jehovah com-
for his fathers' house.                       manded Moses, so did they.
 45 So all they that were numbered
of the children of Israel by their f a-                    CHAPTER 2
thers' houses, from twenty years old           1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses
and upward, all that were able to go          and unto Aaron, saying,
forth to war in Israel;                        2 The children of Israel shall en-
 46 even all they that were numbered          camp every man by his own stan-
were six hundred thousand and three           dard, with the ensigns of their f a-
thousand and five hundred and fifty.          thers' houses: over against the tent of
 47 But the Levites after the tribe of        meeting shall they encamp round
their fathers were not numbered               about.
among them.                                    3 And those that encamp on the east
 48 For Jehovah spake unto Moses,             side toward the sunrising shall be
saying,                                       they of the standard of the camp of
 49 Only the tribe of Levi thou shalt         Judah, according to their hosts: and
not number, neither shalt thou take           the prince of the children of Judah
the sum of them among the children            shall be Nahshon the son of Ammi-
of Israel;                                    nadab.
 50 but appoint thou the Levites over          4 And his host, and those that were
the tabernacle of the testimony, and          numbered of them, were threescore
over all the furniture thereof, and           and fourteen thousand and six hun-
over all that belongeth to it: they           dred.
shall bear the tabernacle, and all the         5 And those that encamp next unto
furniture thereof; and they shall m i-        him shall be the tribe of Iss achar:
nister unto it, and shall encamp              and the prince of the children of Is-
round about the tabernacle.                   sachar shall be Nethanel the son of
 51 And when the tabernacle setteth           Zuar.
forward, the Levites shall take it             6 And his host, and those that were
down; and when the tabernacle is to           numbered thereof, were fifty and
be pitched, the Levites shall set it          four thousand and four hundred.
up: and the stranger that cometh nigh          7 `And' the tribe of Zebulun: and
shall be put to death.                        the prince of the children of Zebulun
 52 And the children of Israel shall          shall be Eliab the son of Helon.
pitch their tents, every man by his            8 And his host, and those that were



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numbered thereof, were fifty and             of the children of Ephraim shall be
seven thousand and four hundred.             Elishama the son of Ammihud.
 9 All that were numbered of the              19 And his host, and those that were
camp of Judah were a hundred tho u-          numbered of them, were forty tho u-
sand and fourscore thousand and six          sand and five hundred.
thousand and four hundred, accord-            20 And next unto him shall be the
ing to their hosts. They shall set           tribe of Manasseh: and the prince of
forth first.                                 the children of Manasseh shall be
 10 On the south side shall be the           Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.
standard of the camp of Reuben ac-            21 And his host, and those that were
cording to their hosts: and the prince       numbered of them, were thirty and
of the children of Reuben shall be           two thousand and two hundred.
Elizur the son of Shedeur.                    22 And the tribe of Benjamin: and
 11 And his host, and those that were        the prince of the children of Be nja-
numbered thereof, were forty and six         min shall be Abidan the son of G i-
thousand and five hundred.                   deoni.
 12 And those that encamp next unto           23 And his host, and those that were
him shall be the tribe of Simeon: and        numbered of them, were thirty and
the prince of the children of Simeon         five thousand and four hundred.
shall be Shelumiel the son of Zur i-          24 All that were numbered of the
shaddai.                                     camp of Ephraim were a hundred
 13 And his host, and those that were        thousand and eight thousand and a
numbered of them, were fifty and             hundred, according to their hosts.
nine thousand and three hundred.             And they shall set forth third.
 14 And the tribe of Gad: and the             25 On the north side shall be the
prince of the children of Gad shall          standard of the camp of Dan accor d-
be Eliasaph the son of Reuel.                ing to their hosts: and the prince of
 15 And his host, and those that were        the children of Dan shall be Ahiezer
numbered of them, were forty and             the son of Ammishaddai.
five thousand and six hundred and             26 And his host, and those that were
fifty.                                       numbered of them, were threescore
 16 All that were numbered of the            and two thousand and seven hundred.
camp of Reuben were a hundred                 27 And those that encamp next unto
thousand and fifty and one thousand          him shall be the tribe of Asher: and
and four hundred and fifty, according        the prince of the children of Asher
to their hosts. And they shall set           shall be Pagiel the son of Ochran.
forth second.                                 28 And his host, and those that were
 17 Then the tent of meeting shall set       numbered of them, were forty and
forward, with the camp of the Le-            one thousand and five hundred.
vites in the midst of the camps: as           29 And the tribe of Naphtali: and
they encamp, so shall they set for-          the prince of the children of Naphtali
ward, every man in his place, by             shall be Ahira the son of Enan.
their standards.                              30 And his host, and those that were
 18 On the west side shall be the            numbered of them, were fifty and
standard of the camp of Ephraim a c-         three thousand and four hundred.
cording to their hosts: and the prince        31 All that were numbered of the



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camp of Dan were a hundred thou-             and the charge of the whole congr e-
sand and fifty and seven thousand            gation before the tent of meeting, to
and six hundred. They shall set forth        do the service of the tabern acle.
hindmost by their standards.                  8 And they shall keep all the furn i-
 32 These are they that were num-            ture of the tent of meeting, and the
bered of the children of Israel by           charge of the children of Israel, to
their fathers' houses: all that were         do the service of the tabernacle.
numbered of the camps according to            9 And thou shalt give the Levites
their hosts were six hundred tho u-          unto Aaron and to his sons: they are
sand and three thousand and five             wholly given unto him on the b ehalf
hundred and fifty.                           of the children of Israel.
 33 But the Levites were not num-             10 And thou shalt appoint Aaron and
bered among the children of Israel;          his sons, and they shall keep their
as Jehovah commanded Moses.                  priesthood: and the stranger that
 34 Thus did the children of Israel;         cometh nigh shall be put to death.
according to all that Jehovah com-            11 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,
manded Moses, so they encamped by            saying,
their standards, and so they set fo r-        12 And I, behold, I have taken the
ward, every one by their families,           Levites from among the children of
according to their fathers' hous es.         Israel instead of all the first -born
                                             that openeth the womb among the
             CHAPTER 3                       children of Israel; and the Levites
 1 Now these are the generations of          shall be mine:
Aaron and Moses in the day that J e-          13 for all the first-born are mine; on
hovah spake with Moses in mount              the day that I smote all the first -born
Sinai.                                       in the land of Egypt I hallowed unto
 2 And these are the names of the            me all the first-born in Israel, both
sons of Aaron: Nadab the first -born,        man and beast; mine they shall be: I
and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.             am Jehovah.
 3 These are the names of the sons of         14 And Jehovah spake unto Moses
Aaron,    the    priests    that were        in the wilderness of Sinai, saying,
anointed, whom he consecrated to              15 Number the children of Levi by
minister in the priest's office.             their fathers' houses, by their fam i-
 4 And Nadab and Abihu died before           lies: every male from a month old
Jehovah, when they offered strange           and upward shalt thou number them.
fire before Jehovah, in the wilde r-          16 And Moses numbered them ac-
ness of Sinai, and they had no chil d-       cording to the word of Jehovah, as
ren; and Eleazar and Ithamar minis-          he was commanded.
tered in the priest's office in the           17 And these were the sons of Levi
presence of Aaron their father.              by their names: Gershon, and K o-
 5 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,             hath, and Merari.
saying,                                       18 And these are the names of the
 6 Bring the tribe of Levi near, and         sons of Gershon by their families:
set them before Aaron the priest, that       Libni and Shimei.
they may minister unto him.                   19 And the sons of Kohath by their
 7 And they shall keep his charge,           families: Amram, and Izhar, Hebron,



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and Uzziel.                                    house of the families of the K oha-
 20 And the sons of Merari by their            thites shall be Elizaphan the son of
families: Mahli and Mushi. These are           Uzziel.
the families of the Levites according           31 And their charge shall be the ark,
to their fathers' houses.                      and the table, and the candlestick,
 21 Of Gershon was the family of the           and the altars, and the vessels of the
Libnites, and the family of the                sanctuary wherewith they mini ster,
Shimeites: these are the families of           and the screen, and all the service
the Gershonites.                               thereof.
 22 Those that were numbered of                 32 And Eleazar the son of Aaron the
them, according to the number of all           priest shall be prince of the p rinces
the males, from a month old and up-            of the Levites, `and have' the ove r-
ward, even those that were numbered            sight of them that keep the charge of
of them were seven thousand and                the sanctuary.
five hundred.                                   33 Of Merari was the family of the
 23 The families of the Gershonites            Mahlites, and the family of the Mu-
shall encamp behind the tabernacle             shites: these are the families of M e-
westward.                                      rari.
 24 And the prince of the fathers'              34 And those that were numbered of
house of the Gershonites shall be              them, according to the number of all
Eliasaph the son of Lael.                      the males, from a month old and up-
 25 And the charge of the sons of              ward, were six thousand and two
Gershon in the tent of meeting shall           hundred.
be the tabernacle, and the Tent, the            35 And the prince of the fathers'
covering thereof, and the screen for           house of the families of Merari was
the door of the tent of meeting,               Zuriel the son of Abihail: they shall
 26 and the hangings of the court,             encamp on the side of the tabernacle
and the screen for the door of the             northward.
court, which is by the tabernacle,              36 And the appointed charge of the
and by the altar round about, and the          sons of Merari shall be the boards of
cords of it for all the service thereof.       the tabernacle, and the bars thereof,
 27 And of Kohath was the family of            and the pillars thereof, and the soc k-
the Amramites, and the family of the           ets thereof, and all the instruments
Izharites, and the family of the H e-          thereof, and all the service thereof,
bronites, and the family of the Uz-             37 and the pillars of the court round
zielites: these are the families of the        about, and their sockets, and their
Kohathites.                                    pins, and their cords.
 28 According to the number of all              38 And those that encamp before the
the males, from a month old and up-            tabernacle eastward, before the tent
ward, there were eight thousand and            of meeting toward the sunrising,
six hundred, keeping the charge of             shall be Moses, and Aaron and his
the sanctuary.                                 sons, keeping the charge of the
 29 The families of the sons of Ko-            sanctuary for the charge of the child-
hath shall encamp on the side of the           ren of Israel; and the stranger that
tabernacle southward.                          cometh nigh shall be put to death.
 30 And the prince of the fathers'              39 All that were numbered of the



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Levites, whom Moses and Aaron                 money from them that were over and
numbered at the commandment of                above them that were redeemed by
Jehovah, by their families, all the           the Levites;
males from a month old and upward ,            50 from the first-born of the child-
were twenty and two thousand.                 ren of Israel took he the money, a
 40 And Jehovah said unto Moses,              thousand three hundred and threes-
Number all the first-born males of            core and five `shekels', after the
the children of Israel from a month           shekel of the sanctuary:
old and upward, and take the number            51 and Moses gave the redemption-
of their names.                               money unto Aaron and to his sons,
 41 And thou shalt take the Levites           according to the word of J ehovah, as
for me (I am Jehovah) instead of all          Jehovah commanded Moses.
the first-born among the children of
Israel; and the cattle of the Levites                      CHAPTER 4
instead of all the firstlings among            1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses
the cattle of the children of Israel:         and unto Aaron, saying,
 42 and Moses numbered, as Jehovah             2 Take the sum of the sons of Ko-
commanded him, all the first -born            hath from among the sons of Levi,
among the children of Israel.                 by their families, by their fathers'
 43 And all the first-born males ac-          houses,
cording to the number of names,                3 from thirty years old and upward
from a month old and upward, of               even until fifty years old, all that e n-
those that were numbered of them,             ter upon the service, to do th e work
were twenty and two thousand two              in the tent of meeting.
hundred and threescore and thirteen.           4 This is the service of the sons of
 44 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,             Kohath in the tent of meeting,
saying,                                       `about' the most holy things:
 45 Take the Levites instead of all            5 when the camp setteth forward,
the first-born among the children of          Aaron shall go in, and his sons, and
Israel, and the cattle of the Levites         they shall take down the veil of the
instead of their cattle; and the Le-          screen, and cover the ark of the tes-
vites shall be mine: I am Jehovah.            timony with it,
 46 And for the redemption of the              6 and shall put thereon a covering
two hundred and threescore and thi r-         of sealskin, and shall spread over it a
teen of the first-born of the children        cloth all of blue, and shall put in the
of Israel, that are over and above            staves thereof.
`the number of' the Levites,                   7 And upon the table of showbread
 47 thou shalt take five shekels              they shall spread a cloth of blue, and
apiece by the poll; after the shekel of       put thereon the dishes, and the
the sanctuary shalt thou take them            spoons, and the bowls and the cups
(the shekel is twenty gerahs):                wherewith to pour out; and the con-
 48 and thou shalt give the money,            tinual bread shall be thereon:
wherewith the odd number of them is            8 and they shall spread upon them a
redeemed, unto Aaron and to his               cloth of scarlet, and cover the same
sons.                                         with a covering of sealskin, and shall
 49 And Moses took the redemption-            put in the staves thereof.



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 9 And they shall take a cloth of              charge of all the tabernacle, and of
blue, and cover the candlestick of             all that therein is, the sanctuary, and
the light, and its lamps, and its snu f-       the furniture thereof.
fers, and its snuffdishes, and all the          17 And Jehovah spake unto Moses
oil vessels thereof, wherewith they            and unto Aaron, saying,
minister unto it:                               18 Cut ye not off the tribe of the
 10 and they shall put it and all the          families of the Kohathites from
vessels thereof within a covering of           among the Levites;
sealskin, and shall put it upon the             19 but thus do unto them, that they
frame.                                         may live, and not die, when they a p-
 11 And upon the golden altar they             proach unto the most holy things:
shall spread a cloth of blue, and co v-        Aaron and his sons shall go in, and
er it with a covering of sealskin, and         appoint them every one to his se r-
shall put in the staves thereof:               vice and to his burden;
 12 and they shall take all the vessels         20 but they shall not go in to see the
of ministry, wherewith they minister           sanctuary even for a moment, lest
in the sanctuary, and put them in a            they die.
cloth of blue, and cover them with a            21 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,
covering of sealskin, and shall put            saying,
them on the frame.                              22 Take the sum of the sons of Ger-
 13 And they shall take away the               shon also, by their fathers' houses,
ashes from the altar, and spread a             by their families;
purple cloth thereon:                           23 from thirty years old and upward
 14 and they shall put upon it all the         until fifty years old shalt thou nu m-
vessels thereof, wherewith they m i-           ber them; all that enter in to wait
nister about it, the firepans, the             upon the service, to do the work in
flesh-hooks, and the shovels, and the          the tent of meeting.
basins, all the vessels of the altar;           24 This is the service of the fam ilies
and they shall spread upon it a co v-          of the Gershonites, in serving and in
ering of sealskin, and put in the              bearing burdens:
staves thereof.                                 25 they shall bear the curtains of the
 15 And when Aaron and his sons                tabernacle, and the tent of meeting,
have made an end of covering the               its covering, and the covering of
sanctuary, and all the furniture of the        sealskin that is above upon it, and
sanctuary, as the camp is set fo r-            the screen for the door of the tent of
ward; after that, the sons of Kohath           meeting,
shall come to bear it: but they shall           26 and the hangings of the court,
not touch the sanctuary, lest they             and the screen for the door of the
die. These things are the burden of            gate of the court, which is by the t a-
the sons of Kohath in the tent of              bernacle and by the altar round
meeting.                                       about, and their cords, and all the
 16 And the charge of Eleazar the              instruments of their service, and
son of Aaron the priest shall be the           whatsoever shall be done with them:
oil for the light, and the sweet i n-          therein shall they serve.
cense, and the continual meal -                 27 At the commandment of Aaron
offering, and the anointing oil, the           and his sons shall be all the service



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of the sons of the Gershonites, in all         thousand seven hundred and fifty.
their burden, and in all their service;         37 These are they that were num-
and ye shall appoint unto them in              bered of the families of the Koha-
charge all their burden.                       thites, all that did serve in the tent of
 28 This is the service of the fam ilies       meeting, whom Moses and Aaron
of the sons of the Gershonites in the          numbered according to the co m-
tent of meeting: and their charge              mandment of Jehovah by Moses.
shall be under the hand of Ithamar              38 And those that were numbered of
the son of Aaron the priest.                   the sons of Gershon, their families,
 29 As for the sons of Merari, thou            and by their fathers' houses,
shalt number them by their fam ilies,           39 from thirty years old and upward
by their fathers' houses;                      even unto fifty years old, every one
 30 from thirty years old and upward           that entered upon the service, for
even unto fifty years old shalt thou           work in the tent of meeting,
number them, every one that entereth            40 even those that were numbered
upon the service, to do the work of            of them, by their families, by their
the tent of meeting.                           fathers' houses, were two thousand
 31 And this is the charge of their            and six hundred and thirty.
burden, according to all their service          41 These are they that were num-
in the tent of meeting: the boards of          bered of the families of the sons of
the tabernacle, and the bars thereof,          Gershon, all that did serve in the tent
and the pillars thereof, and the soc k-        of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron
ets thereof,                                   numbered according to the co m-
 32 and the pillars of the court round         mandment of Jehovah.
about, and their sockets, and their             42 And those that were numbered of
pins, and their cords, with all their          the families of the sons of Merari, by
instruments, and with all their se r-          their families, by their fathers' hous-
vice: and by name ye shall appoint             es,
the instruments of the charge of their          43 from thirty years old and upward
burden.                                        even unto fifty years old, every one
 33 This is the service of the fam ilies       that entered upon the service, for
of the sons of Merari, according to            work in the tent of meeting,
all their service, in the tent of meet-         44 even those that were numbered
ing, under the hand of Ithamar the             of them by their families, were three
son of Aaron the priest.                       thousand and two hundred.
 34 And Moses and Aaron and the                 45 These are they that were num-
princes of the congregation num-               bered of the families of the sons of
bered the sons of the Kohathites by            Merari, whom Moses and Aaron
their families, and by their fathers'          numbered according to the com-
houses,                                        mandment of Jehovah by Moses.
 35 from thirty years old and upward            46 All those that were numbered of
even unto fifty years old, every one           the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron
that entered upon the service, for             and the princes of Israel nu mbered,
work in the tent of meeting:                   by their families, and by their f a-
 36 and those that were numbered of            thers' houses,
them by their families were two                 47 from thirty years old and upward



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even unto fifty years old, every one           which is made unto Jehovah shall be
that entered in to do the work of se r-        the priest's; besides the ram of the
vice, and the work of bearing bu r-            atonement, whereby atonement shall
dens in the tent of meeting,                   be made for him.
 48 even those that were numbered               9 And every heave-offering of all
of them, were eight thousand and               the holy things of the children of
five hundred and fourscore.                    Israel, which they present unto the
 49 According to the commandment               priest, shall be his.
of Jehovah they were numbered by                10 And every man's hallowed things
Moses, every one according to his              shall be his: whatsoever any man gi-
service, and according to his burden:          veth the priest, it shall be his.
thus were they numbered of him, as              11 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,
Jehovah commanded Moses.                       saying,
                                                12 Speak unto the children of Israel,
             CHAPTER 5                         and say unto them, If any man's wife
 1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,               go aside, and commit a trespass
saying,                                        against him,
 2 Command the children of Israel,              13 and a man lie with her carnally,
that they put out of the camp every            and it be hid from the eyes of her
leper, and every one that hath an is-          husband, and be kept close, and she
sue, and whosoever is unclean by the           be defiled, and there be no witness
dead:                                          against her, and she be not taken in
 3 both male and female shall ye put           the act;
out, without the camp shall ye put              14 and the spirit of jealousy come
them; that they defile not their camp,         upon him, and he be jealous of his
in the midst whereof I dwell.                  wife, and she be defiled: or if the
 4 And the children of Israel did so,          spirit of jealousy come upon him,
and put them out without the camp;             and he be jealous of his wife, and
as Jehovah spake unto Moses, so did            she be not defiled:
the children of Israel.                         15 then shall the man bring his wife
 5 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,               unto the priest, and shall bring her
saying,                                        oblation for her, the tenth part of an
 6 Speak unto the children of Israel,          ephah of barley meal; he shall pour
When a man or woman shall commit               no oil upon it, nor put frankincense
any sin that men commit, so as to              thereon; for it is a meal -offering of
trespass against Jehovah, and that             jealousy, a meal-offering of memori-
soul shall be guilty;                          al, bringing iniquity to remem-
 7 then he shall confess his sin which         brance.
he hath done: and he shall make res-            16 And the priest shall bring her
titution for his guilt in full, and add        near, and set her before Jehovah:
unto it the fifth part thereof, and             17 and the priest shall take holy w a-
give it unto him in respect of whom            ter in an earthen vessel; and of the
he hath been guilty.                           dust that is on the floor of the tabe r-
 8 But if the man have no kinsman to           nacle the priest shall take, and put it
whom restitution may be made for               into the water.
the guilt, the restitution for guilt            18 And the priest shall set the wo m-



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an before Jehovah, and let the hair of         altar, and afterward shall make the
the woman's head go loose, and put             woman drink the water.
the meal-offering of memorial in her            27 And when he hath made her drink
hands, which is the meal-offering of           the water, then it shall come to pass,
jealousy: and the priest shall have in         if she be defiled, and have co mmit-
his hand the water of bitterness that          ted a trespass against her hu sband,
causeth the curse.                             that the water that causeth the curse
 19 And the priest shall cause her to          shall enter into her `and become' bit-
swear, and shall say unto the woman,           ter, and her body shall swell, and her
If no man have lain with thee, and if          thigh shall fall away: and the woman
thou have not gone aside to unclea n-          shall be a curse among her people.
ness, being under thy husband, be               28 And if the woman be not defiled,
thou free from this water of bitte r-          but be clean; then she shall be free,
ness that causeth the curse.                   and shall conceive seed.
 20 But if thou have gone aside, b e-           29 This is the law of jealousy, when
ing under thy husband, and i f thou            a wife, being under her husband,
be defiled, and some man have lain             goeth aside, and is defiled;
with thee besides thy husband:                  30 or when the spirit of jealousy
 21 then the priest shall cause the            cometh upon a man, and he is jealous
woman to swear with the oath of                of his wife; then shall he set the
cursing, and the priest shall say unto         woman before Jehovah, and the
the woman, Jehovah make thee a                 priest shall execute upon her all this
curse and an oath among thy people,            law.
when Jehovah doth make thy thigh to             31 And the man shall be free from
fall away, and thy body to swell;              iniquity, and that woman shall bear
 22 and this water that causeth the            her iniquity.
curse shall go into thy bowels, and
make thy body to swell, and thy                             CHAPTER 6
thigh to fall away. And the woman               1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,
shall say, Amen, Amen.                         saying,
 23 And the priest shall write these            2 Speak unto the children of Israel,
curses in a book, and he shall blot            and say unto them, When either man
them out into the water of bi tterness:        or woman shall make a special vow,
 24 and he shall make the woman                the vow of a Nazirite, to separate
drink the water of bitterness that             himself unto Jehovah,
causeth the curse; and the water that           3 he shall separate himself from
causeth the curse shall enter into her         wine and strong drink; he shall drink
`and become' bitter.                           no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of
 25 And the priest shall take the              strong drink, neither shall he drink
meal-offering of jealousy out of the           any juice of grapes, nor eat fresh
woman's hand, and shall wave the               grapes or dried.
meal-offering before Jehovah, and               4 All the days of his separation shall
bring it unto the altar:                       he eat nothing that is made of the
 26 and the priest shall take a hand-          grape-vine, from the kernels even to
ful of the meal-offering, as the me-           the husk.
morial thereof, and burn it upon th e           5 All the days of his vow of separ a-



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tion there shall no razor come upon            ram without blemish for peace-
his head: until the days be fu lfilled,        offerings,
in which he separateth himself un to            15 and a basket of unleavened
Jehovah, he shall be holy; he shall            bread, cakes of fine flour mingled
let the locks of the hair of his head          with oil, and unleavened wafers
grow long.                                     anointed with oil, and their meal -
 6 All the days that he separateth             offering, and their drink-offerings.
himself unto Jehovah he shall not               16 And the priest shall present them
come near to a dead body.                      before Jehovah, and shall offer his
 7 He shall not make himself unclean           sin-offering, and his burnt-offering:
for his father, or for his mother, for          17 and he shall offer the ram for a
his brother, or for his sister, when           sacrifice of peace-offerings unto Je-
they die; because his separation unto          hovah, with the basket of unleavened
God is upon his head.                          bread: the priest shall offer also the
 8 All the days of his separation he is        meal-offering thereof, and the drink -
holy unto Jehovah.                             offering thereof.
 9 And if any man die very suddenly             18 And the Nazirite shall shave the
beside him, and he defile the head of          head of his separation at the door of
his separation; then he shall shave            the tent of meeting, and shall take
his head in the day of his cleansing,          the hair of the head of his separ a-
on the seventh day shall he shave it.          tion, and put it on the fire which is
 10 And on the eighth day he shall             under the sacrifice of peace-
bring two turtle-doves, or two young           offerings.
pigeons, to the priest, to the door of          19 And the priest shall take the
the tent of meeting:                           boiled shoulder of the ram, and one
 11 and the priest shall offer one for         unleavened cake out of the basket,
a sin-offering, and the other for a            and one unleavened wafer, and shall
burnt-offering, and make atonement             put them upon the hands of the N azi-
for him, for that he sinned by reason          rite, after he hath shaven `the head
of the dead, and shall hallow his              of' his separation;
head that same day.                             20 and the priest shall wave them
 12 And he shall separate unto Jeh o-          for a wave-offering before Jehovah;
vah the days of his separation, and            this is holy for the priest, t ogether
shall bring a he-lamb a year old for a         with the wave-breast and heave-
trespass-offering; but the former              thigh: and after that the Nazi rite may
days shall be void, because his sep a-         drink wine.
ration was defiled.                             21 This is the law of the Nazirite
 13 And this is the law of the Naz i-          who voweth, `and of' his obl ation
rite, when the days of his separation          unto Jehovah for his separation, b e-
are fulfilled: he shall be brought un-         sides that which he is able to get:
to the door of the tent of meeting:            according to his vow which he vo-
 14 and he shall offer his oblation            weth, so he must do after the law of
unto Jehovah, one he-lamb a year old           his separation.
without blemish for a burnt -offering,          22 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,
and one ewe-lamb a year old without            saying,
blemish for a sin-offering, and one             23 Speak unto Aaron and unto his



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sons, saying, On this wise ye shall            gave unto the sons of Merari, ac-
bless the children of Israel: ye shall         cording unto their service, under the
say unto them,                                 hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the
 24 Jehovah bless thee, and keep               priest.
thee:                                           9 But unto the sons of Kohath he
 25 Jehovah make his face to shine             gave none, because the service of the
upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:          sanctuary belonged unto them; they
 26 Jehovah lift up his countenance            bare it upon their shoulders.
upon thee, and give thee peace.                 10 And the princes offered for the
 27 So shall they put my name upon             dedication of the altar in the day that
the children of Israel; and I will             it was anointed, even the princes o f-
bless them.                                    fered their oblation before the altar.
                                                11 And Jehovah said unto Moses,
             CHAPTER 7                         They shall offer their oblation, each
 1 And it came to pass on the day              prince on his day, for the dedic ation
that Moses had made an end of set-             of the altar.
ting up the tabernacle, and had                 12 And he that offered his oblation
anointed it and sanctified it, and all         the first day was Nahshon the son of
the furniture thereof, and the altar           Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah:
and all the vessels thereof, and had            13 and his oblation was one silver
anointed them and sanctified them;             platter, the weight whereof was a
 2 that the princes of Israel, the             hundred and thirty `shekels', one si l-
heads of their fathers' houses, o f-           ver bowl of seventy shekels, after
fered. These were the princes of the           the shekel of the sanctuary; both of
tribes, these are they that were over          them full of fine flour mingled with
them that were numbered:                       oil for a meal-offering;
 3 and they brought their oblation              14 one golden spoon of ten `she-
before Jehovah, six covered wagons,            kels', full of incense;
and twelve oxen; a wagon for every              15 one young bullock, one ram, one
two of the princes, and for each one           he-lamb a year old, for a burnt -
an ox: and they presented them b e-            offering;
fore the tabernacle.                            16 one male of the goats for a sin -
 4 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,               offering;
saying,                                         17 and for the sacrifice of peace-
 5 Take it of them, that they may be           offerings, two oxen, five rams, five
`used' in doing the service of the tent        he-goats, five he-lambs a year old:
of meeting; and thou shalt give them           this was the oblation of Nahshon the
unto the Levites, to every man ac-             son of Amminadab.
cording to his service.                         18 On the second day Nethanel the
 6 And Moses took the wagons and               son of Zuar, prince of Issachar, did
the oxen, and gave them unto the               offer:
Levites.                                        19 he offered for his oblation one
 7 Two wagons and four oxen he                 silver platter, the weight whereof
gave unto the sons of Gershon, ac-             was a hundred and thirty `shekels',
cording to their service:                      one silver bowl of seventy shekels,
 8 and four wagons and eight oxen he           after the shekel of the sanctuary;



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both of them full of fine flour min-             32 one golden spoon of ten `she-
gled with oil for a meal-offering;              kels', full of incense;
 20 one golden spoon of ten `she-                33 one young bullock, one ram, one
kels', full of incense;                         he-lamb a year old, for a burnt -
 21 one young bullock, one ram, one             offering;
he-lamb a year old, for a burnt -                34 one male of the goats for a sin -
offering;                                       offering;
 22 one male of the goats for a sin -            35 and for the sacrifice of peace-
offering;                                       offerings, two oxen, five rams, five
 23 and for the sacrifice of peace-             he-goats, five he-lambs a year old:
offerings, two oxen, five rams, five            this was the oblation of Elizur the
he-goats, five he-lambs a year old:             son of Shedeur.
this was the oblation of Nethanel the            36 On the fifth day Shelumiel the
son of Zuar.                                    son of Zurishaddai, prince of the
 24 On the third day Eliab the son of           children of Simeon:
Helon, prince of the children of Ze-             37 his oblation was one silver plat-
bulun.:                                         ter, the weight whereof was a hun-
 25 his oblation was one silver plat-           dred and thirty `shekels', one silver
ter, the weight whereof was a hun-              bowl of seventy shekels, after the
dred and thirty `shekels', one silver           shekel of the sanctuary; both of them
bowl of seventy shekels, after the              full of fine flour mingled with oil for
shekel of the sanctuary; both of them           a meal-offering;
full of fine flour mingled with oil for          38 one golden spoon of ten `she-
a meal-offering;                                kels', full of incense;
 26 one golden spoon of ten `she-                39 one young bullock, one ram, one
kels', full of incense;                         he-lamb a year old, for a burnt -
 27 one young bullock, one ram, one             offering;
he-lamb a year old, for a burnt -                40 one male of the goats for a sin -
offering;                                       offering;
 28 one male of the goats for a sin -            41 and for the sacrifice of peace-
offering;                                       offerings, two oxen, five rams, five
 29 and for the sacrifice of peace-             he-goats, five he-lambs a year old:
offerings, two oxen, five rams, five            this was the oblation of Shelumiel
he-goats, five he-lambs a year old:             the son of Zurishaddai.
this was the oblation of Eliab the son           42 On the sixth day Eliasaph the son
of Helon.                                       of Deuel, prince of the children of
 30 On the fourth day Elizur the son            Gad:
of Shedeur, prince of the children of            43 his oblation was one silver plat-
Reuben:                                         ter, the weight whereof was a hun-
 31 his oblation was one silver plat-           dred and thirty `shekels', one silver
ter, the weight whereof was a hun-              bowl of seventy shekels, after the
dred and thirty `shekels', one silver           shekel of the sanctuary; both of them
bowl of seventy shekels, after the              full of fine flour mingled with oil for
shekel of the sanctuary; both of them           a meal-offering;
full of fine flour mingled with oil f or         44 one golden spoon of ten `she-
a meal-offering;                                kels', full of incense;



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 45 one young bullock, one ram, one            offering;
he-lamb a year old, for a burnt -               58 one male of the goats for a sin -
offering;                                      offering;
 46 one male of the goats for a sin -           59 and for the sacrifice of peace-
offering;                                      offerings, two oxen, five rams, five
 47 and for the sacrifice of peace-            he-goats, five he-lambs a year old:
offerings, two oxen, five rams, five           this was the oblation of Gamaliel the
he-goats, five he-lambs a year old:            son of Pedahzur.
this was the oblation of Eliasaph the           60 On the ninth day Abidan the son
son of Deuel.                                  of Gideoni, prince of the children of
 48 On the seventh day Elishama the            Benjamin:
son of Ammihud, prince of the child-            61 his oblation was one silver plat-
ren of Ephraim:                                ter, the weight whereof was a hun-
 49 his oblation was one silver plat-          dred and thirty `shekels', one silver
ter, the weight whereof was a hun-             bowl of seventy shekels, after the
dred and thirty `shekels', one silver          shekel of the sanctuary; both of them
bowl of seventy shekels, after the             full of fine flour mingled with oil for
shekel of the sanctuary; both of them          a meal-offering;
full of fine flour mingled with oil for         62 one golden spoon of ten `she-
a meal-offering;                               kels', full of incense;
 50 one golden spoon of ten `she-               63 one young bullock, one ram, one
kels', full of incense;                        he-lamb a year old, for a burnt -
 51 one young bullock, one ram, one            offering;
he-lamb a year old, for a burnt -               64 one male of the goats for a sin -
offering;                                      offering;
 52 one male of the goats for a sin -           65 and for the sacrifice of peace-
offering;                                      offerings, two oxen, five rams, five
 53 and for the sacrifice of peace-            he-goats, five he-lambs a year old:
offerings, two oxen, five rams, five           this was the oblation of Abidan the
he-goats, five he-lambs a year old:            son of Gideoni.
this was the oblation of Elishama the           66 On the tenth day Ahiezer the son
son of Ammihud.                                of Ammishaddai, prince of the child-
 54 On the eighth day Gamaliel the             ren of Dan:
son of Pedahzur, prince of the child-           67 his oblation was one silver plat-
ren of Manasseh:                               ter, the weight whereof was a hun-
 55 his oblation was one silver plat-          dred and thirty `shekels', one silver
ter, the weight whereof was a hun-             bowl of seventy shekels, after the
dred and thirty `shekels', one silver          shekel of the sanctuary; both of them
bowl of seventy shekels, after the             full of fine flour mingled with oil for
shekel of the sanctuary; both of them          a meal-offering;
full of fine flour mingled with oil for         68 one golden spoon of ten `she-
a meal-offering;                               kels', full of incense;
 56 one golden spoon of ten `she-               69 one young bullock, one ram, one
kels', full of incense;                        he-lamb a year old, for a burnt -
 57 one young bullock, one ram, one            offering;
he-lamb a year old, for a burnt -               70 one male of the goats for a sin -



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offering;                                      offerings, two oxen, five rams, five
 71 and for the sacrifice of peace-            he-goats, five he-lambs a year old:
offerings, two oxen, five rams, five           this was the oblation of Ahira the
he-goats, five he-lambs a year old:            son of Enan.
this was the oblation of Ahiezer the            84 This was the dedication of the
son of Ammishaddai.                            altar, in the day when it was
 72 On the eleventh day Pagiel the             anointed, by the princes of Israel:
son of Ochran, prince of the chi ldren         twelve silver platters, twelve silver
of Asher:                                      bowls, twelve golden spoons;
 73 his oblation was one silver plat-           85 each silver platter `weighing' a
ter, the weight whereof was a hun-             hundred and thirty `shekels', and
dred and thirty `shekels', one silver          each bowl seventy; all the silver of
bowl of seventy shekels, after the             the vessels two thousand and four
shekel of the sanctuary; both of them          hundred `shekels', after the shekel of
full of fine flour mingled with oil for        the sanctuary;
a meal-offering;                                86 the twelve golden spoons, full of
 74 one golden spoon of ten `she-              incense, `weighing' ten `shekels'
kels', full of incense;                        apiece, after the shekel of the sanc t-
 75 one young bullock, one ram, one            uary; all the gold of the spoons a
he-lamb a year old, for a burnt -              hundred and twenty `shekels';
offering;                                       87 all the oxen for the burnt-
 76 one male of the goats for a sin -          offering twelve bullocks, the rams
offering;                                      twelve, the he-lambs a year old
 77 and for the sacrifice of peace-            twelve, and their meal-offering; and
offerings, two oxen, five rams, five           the males of the goats for a sin -
he-goats, five he-lambs a year old:            offering twelve;
this was the oblation of Pagiel the             88 and all the oxen for the sacrifice
son of Ochran.                                 of peace-offerings twenty and four
 78 On the twelfth day Ahira the son           bullocks, the rams sixty, the he -goats
of Enan, prince of the children of             sixty, the he-lambs a year old sixty.
Naphtali:                                      This was the dedication of the altar,
 79 his oblation was one silver plat-          after that it was anointed.
ter, the weight whereof was a hun-              89 And when Moses went into the
dred a thirty `shekels', one silver            tent of meeting to speak with him,
bowl of seventy shekels, after the             then he heard the Voice speaking u n-
shekel of the sanctuary; both of them          to him from above the mercy-seat
full of fine flour mingled with oil for        that was upon the ark of the testim o-
a meal-offering;                               ny, from between the two cherubim:
 80 one golden spoon of ten `she-              and he spake unto him.
kels', full of incense;
 81 one young bullock, one ram, one                       CHAPTER 8
he-lamb a year old, for a burnt -               1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,
offering;                                      saying,
 82 one male of the goats for a sin -           2 Speak unto Aaron, and say unto
offering;                                      him, When thou lightest the lamps,
 83 and for the sacrifice of peace-            the seven lamps shall give light in



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front of the candlestick.                       13 And thou shalt set the Levites
 3 And Aaron did so; he lighted the            before Aaron, and before his sons,
lamps thereof `so as to give light' in         and offer them for a wave-offering
front of the candlestick, as Jehovah           unto Jehovah.
commanded Moses.                                14 Thus shalt thou separate the Le-
 4 And this was the work of the can-           vites from among the children of
dlestick, beaten work of gold; unto            Israel; and the Levites shall be min e.
the base thereof, `and' unto the flo w-         15 And after that shall the Levites
ers thereof, it was beaten work: a c-          go in to do the service of the tent of
cording unto the pattern which Jeh o-          meeting: and thou shalt cleanse
vah had showed Moses, so he made               them, and offer them for a wave -
the candlestick.                               offering.
 5 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,                16 For they are wholly given unto
saying,                                        me from among the children of
 6 Take the Levites from among the             Israel; instead of all that openeth the
children of Israel, and cleanse them.          womb, even the first-born of all the
 7 And thus shalt thou do unto them,           children of Israel, have I taken them
to cleanse them: sprinkle the water            unto me.
of expiation upon them, and let them            17 For all the first-born among the
cause a razor to pass over all their           children of Israel are mine, both man
flesh, and let them wash their                 and beast: on the day that I smote all
clothes, and cleanse themselves.               the first-born in the land of Egypt I
 8 Then let them take a young bu l-            sanctified them for myself.
lock, and its meal-offering, fine               18 And I have taken the Levites i n-
flour mingled with oil; and another            stead of all the first-born among the
young bullock shalt thou take for a            children of Israel.
sin-offering.                                   19 And I have given the Levites as a
 9 And thou shalt present the Levites          gift to Aaron and to his sons from
before the tent of meeting: and thou           among the children of Israel, to do
shalt assemble the whole congrega-             the service of the children of Israel
tion of the children of Israel:                in the tent of meeting, and to make
 10 and thou shalt present the Le-             atonement for the children of Israel;
vites before Jehovah. And the child-           that there be no plague among the
ren of Israel shall lay their hands            children of Israel, when the children
upon the Levites:                              of Israel come nigh unto the sanct u-
 11 and Aaron shall offer the Levites          ary.
before Jehovah for a wave-offering,             20 Thus did Moses, and Aaron, and
on the behalf of the children of               all the congregation of the children
Israel, that it may be theirs to do the        of Israel, unto the Levites: according
service of Jehovah.                            unto all that Jehovah commanded
 12 And the Levites shall lay their            Moses touching the Levites, so did
hands upon the heads of the bul-               the children of Israel unto them.
locks: and offer thou the one for a             21 And the Levites purified them-
sin-offering, and the other for a              selves from sin, and they washed
burnt-offering, unto Jehovah, to               their clothes: and Aaron offered
make atonement for the Levites.                them for a wave-offering before Je-



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hovah; and Aaron made atonement                Jehovah commanded Moses, so did
for them to cleanse them.                      the children of Israel.
 22 And after that went the Levites             6 And there were certain men, who
in to do their service in the tent of          were unclean by reason of the dead
meeting before Aaron, and before his           body of a man, so that they could not
sons: as Jehovah had commanded                 keep the passover on that day: and
Moses concerning the Levites, so did           they came before Moses and before
they unto them.                                Aaron on that day:
 23 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,               7 and those men said unto him, We
saying,                                        are unclean by reason of the dead
 24 This is that which belongeth unto          body of a man: wherefore are we
the Levites: from twenty and five              kept back, that we may not offer the
years old and upward they shall go             oblation of Jehovah in its appointed
in to wait upon the service in the             season among the children of Israel?
work of the tent of meeting:                    8 And Moses said unto them, Stay
 25 and from the age of fifty years            ye, that I may hear what Jehovah
they shall cease waiting upon the              will command concerning you.
work, and shall serve no more,                  9 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,
 26 but shall minister with their              saying,
brethren in the tent of meeting, to             10 Speak unto the children of Israel,
keep the charge, and shall do no se r-         saying, If any man of you or of your
vice. Thus shalt thou do unto the Le-          generations shall be unclean by re a-
vites touching their charges.                  son of a dead body, or be on a jou r-
                                               ney afar off, yet he shall keep the
            CHAPTER 9                          passover unto Jehovah.
 1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses in              11 In the second month on the fou r-
the wilderness of Sinai, in the first          teenth day at even they shall keep it;
month of the second year after they            they shall eat it with unleavened
were come out of the land of Egypt,            bread and bitter herbs:
saying,                                         12 they shall leave none of it unto
 2 Moreover let the children of Israel         the morning, nor break a bone th e-
keep the passover in its appointed             reof: according to all the statute of
season.                                        the passover they shall keep it.
 3 In the fourteenth day of this                13 But the man that is clean, and is
month, at even, ye shall keep it in its        not on a journey, and forbeareth to
appointed season: according to all             keep the passover, that soul shall be
the statutes of it, and according to           cut off from his people; because he
all the ordinances thereof, shall ye           offered not the oblation of Jehovah
keep it.                                       in its appointed season, that man
 4 And Moses spake unto the child-             shall bear his sin.
ren of Israel, that they should keep            14 And if a stranger shall sojourn
the passover.                                  among you, and will keep the pa s-
 5 And they kept the passover in the           sover unto Jehovah; according to the
first `month', on the fourteenth day           statute of the passover, and accord-
of the month, at even, in the wilde r-         ing to the ordinance thereof, so shall
ness of Sinai: according to all that           he do: ye shall have one statute, both



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for the sojourner, and for him that is         journeyed.
born in the land.                               23 At the commandment of Jehovah
 15 And on the day that the taber-             they encamped, and at the co m-
nacle was reared up the cloud cov-             mandment of Jehovah they jour-
ered the tabernacle, even the tent of          neyed: they kept the charge of Jeh o-
the testimony: and at even it was              vah, at the commandment of Jehovah
upon the tabernacle as it were the             by Moses.
appearance of fire, until morning.
 16 So it was alway: the cloud co v-                        CHAPTER 10
ered it, and the appearance of fire by          1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,
night.                                         saying,
 17 And whenever the cloud was tak-             2 Make thee two trumpets of si lver;
en up from over the Tent, then after           of beaten work shalt thou make
that the children of Israel jou rneyed:        them: and thou shalt use them for the
and in the place where the cloud ab-           calling of the congregation, and for
ode, there the children of Israel en-          the journeying of the camps.
camped.                                         3 And when they shall blow them ,
 18 At the commandment of Jehovah              all the congregation shall gather
the children of Israel journeyed, and          themselves unto thee at the door of
at the commandment of J ehovah they            the tent of meeting.
encamped: as long as the cloud ab-              4 And if they blow but one, then the
ode upon the tabernacle they re-               princes, the heads of the tho usands
mained encamped.                               of Israel, shall gather themselves un-
 19 And when the cloud tarried upon            to thee.
the tabernacle many days, then the              5 And when ye blow an alarm, the
children of Israel kept the charge of          camps that lie on the east side shall
Jehovah, and journeyed not.                    take their journey.
 20 And sometimes the cloud was a               6 And when ye blow an alarm the
few days upon the tabernacle; then             second time, the camps that lie on
according to the commandment of                the south side shall take their jou r-
Jehovah they remained encamped,                ney: they shall blow an alarm for
and according to the commandment               their journeys.
of Jehovah they journeyed.                      7 But when the assembly is to be
 21 And sometimes the cloud was                gathered together, ye shall blow, but
from evening until morning; and                ye shall not sound an alarm.
when the cloud was taken up in the              8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests,
morning, they journeyed: or `if it             shall blow the trumpets; and they
continued' by day and by night, when           shall be to you for a statute for ever
the cloud was taken up, they jou r-            throughout your generations.
neyed.                                          9 And when ye go to war in your
 22 Whether it were two days, or a             land against the adversary that o p-
month, or a year, that the cloud ta r-         presseth you, then ye shall sound an
ried upon the tabernacle, abiding              alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall
thereon, the children of Israel re-            be remembered before Jehovah your
mained encamped, and journeyed                 God, and ye shall be saved from your
not; but when it was taken up, they            enemies.



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 10 Also in the day of your gladness,           21 And the Kohathites set forward,
and in your set feasts, and in the b e-        bearing the sanctuary: and `the ot h-
ginnings of your months, ye shall              ers' did set up the tabernacle against
blow the trumpets over your burnt -            their coming.
offerings, and over the sacrifices of           22 And the standard of the camp of
your peace-offerings; and they shall           the children of Ephraim set forward
be to you for a memorial before your           according to their hosts: and over his
God: I am Jehovah your God.                    host was Elishama the son of Ammi-
 11 And it came to pass in the second          hud.
year, in the second month, on the               23 And over the host of the tribe of
twentieth day of the month, that the           the children of Manasseh was Gam a-
cloud was taken up from over the t a-          liel the son of Pedahzur.
bernacle of the testimony.                      24 And over the host of the tribe of
 12 And the children of Israel set             the children of Benjamin was Abidan
forward according to their journeys            the son of Gideoni.
out of the wilderness of Sinai; and             25 And the standard of the camp of
the cloud abode in the wilderness of           the children of Dan, which was the
Paran.                                         rearward of all the camps, set fo r-
 13 And they first took their journey          ward according to their hosts: and
according to the commandment of                over his host was Ahiezer the son of
Jehovah by Moses.                              Ammishaddai.
 14 And in the first `place' the stan-          26 And over the host of the tribe of
dard of the camp of the children of            the children of Asher was Pagiel the
Judah set forward according to their           son of Ochran.
hosts: and over his host was Nahshon            27 And over the host of the tribe of
the son of Amminadab.                          the children of Naphtali was Ahira
 15 And over the host of the tribe of          the son of Enan.
the children of Issachar was Neth a-            28 Thus were the journeyings of the
nel the son of Zuar.                           children of Israel according to their
 16 And over the host of the tribe of          hosts; and they set forward.
the children of Zebulun was Eliab               29 And Moses said unto Hobab, the
the son of Helon.                              son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses'
 17 And the tabernacle was taken               father-in-law, We are journeying un-
down; and the sons of Gershon and              to the place of which Jehovah said, I
the sons of Merari, who bare the ta-           will give it you: come thou with us,
bernacle, set forward.                         and we will do thee good; for Jeh o-
 18 And the standard of the camp of            vah hath spoken good concerning
Reuben set forward according to                Israel.
their hosts: and over his host was              30 And he said unto him, I will not
Elizur the son of Shedeur.                     go; but I will depart to mine own
 19 And over the host of the tribe of          land, and to my kindred.
the children of Simeon was Sh elu-              31 And he said, Leave us not, I pray
miel the son of Zurishaddai.                   thee; forasmuch as thou kno west
 20 And over the host of the tribe of          how we are to encamp in the wilde r-
the children of Gad was Eliasaph the           ness, and thou shalt be to us instead
son of Deuel.                                  of eyes.



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 32 And it shall be, if thou go with           there is nothing at all save this ma n-
us, yea, it shall be, that what good           na to look upon.
soever Jehovah shall do unto us, the            7 And the manna was like coriander
same will we do unto thee.                     seed, and the appearance thereof as
 33 And they set forward from the              the appearance of bdellium.
mount of Jehovah three days' jou r-             8 The people went about, and ga-
ney; and the ark of the covenant of            thered it, and ground it in mills, or
Jehovah went before them three                 beat it in mortars, and boiled it in
days' journey, to seek out a resting-          pots, and made cakes of it: and the
place for them.                                taste of it was as the taste of fresh
 34 And the cloud of Jehovah was               oil.
over them by day, when they set                 9 And when the dew fell upon the
forward from the camp.                         camp in the night, the manna fell
 35 And it came to pass, when the              upon it.
ark set forward, that Moses said,               10 And Moses heard the people
Rise up, O Jehovah, and let thine              weeping throughout their families,
enemies be scattered; and let them             every man at the door of his tent:
that hate thee flee before thee.               and the anger of Jehovah was ki n-
 36 And when it rested, he said, R e-          dled greatly; and Moses was dis-
turn, O Jehovah, unto the ten tho u-           pleased.
sands of the thousands of Israel.               11 And Moses said unto Jehovah,
                                               Wherefore hast thou dealt ill with
             CHAPTER 11                        thy servant? and wherefore have I
 1 And the people were as murmur-              not found favor in thy sight, that
ers, `speaking' evil in the ears of Je-        thou layest the burden of all this
hovah: and when Jehovah heard it,              people upon me?
his anger was kindled; and the fire of          12 Have I conceived all this people?
Jehovah burnt among them, and d e-             have I brought them forth, that thou
voured in the uttermost part of the            shouldest say unto me, Carry them in
camp.                                          thy bosom, as a nursing-father car-
 2 And the people cried unto Moses;            rieth the sucking child, unto the land
and Moses prayed unto Jehovah, and             which thou swarest unto their f a-
the fire abated.                               thers?
 3 And the name of that place was               13 Whence should I have flesh to
called Taberah, because the fire of            give unto all this people? for they
Jehovah burnt among them.                      weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh,
 4 And the mixed multitude that was            that we may eat.
among them lusted exceedingly: and              14 I am not able to bear all this
the children of Israel also wept               people alone, because it is too heavy
again, and said, Who shall give us             for me.
flesh to eat?                                   15 And if thou deal thus with me,
 5 We remember the fish, which we              kill me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I
did eat in Egypt for nought; the c u-          have found favor in thy sight; and let
cumbers, and the melons, and the               me not see my wretchedness.
leeks, and the onions, and the ga rlic:         16 And Jehovah said unto Moses,
 6 but now our soul is dried away;             Gather unto me seventy men of the



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elders of Israel, whom thou knowest              25 And Jehovah came down in the
to be the elders of the people, and             cloud, and spake unto him, and took
officers over them; and bring them              of the Spirit that was upon him, and
unto the tent of meeting, that they             put it upon the seventy elders: and it
may stand there with thee.                      came to pass, that, when the Spirit
 17 And I will come down and talk               rested upon them, they prophesied,
with thee there: and I will take of the         but they did so no more.
Spirit which is upon thee, and will              26 But there remained two men in
put it upon them; and they shall bear           the camp, the name of the one was
the burden of the people with thee,             Eldad, and the name of the other
that thou bear it not thyself alone.            Medad: and the Spirit rested upon
 18 And say thou unto the people,               them; and they were of them that
Sanctify yourselves against to -                were written, but had not gone out
morrow, and ye shall eat flesh; for             unto the Tent; and they prophesied in
ye have wept in the ears of Jehovah,            the camp.
saying, Who shall give us flesh to               27 And there ran a young man, and
eat? for it was well with us in Egypt:          told Moses, and said, Eldad and M e-
therefore Jehovah will give you                 dad do prophesy in the camp.
flesh, and ye shall eat.                         28 And Joshua the son of Nun, the
 19 Ye shall not eat one day, nor two           minister of Moses, one of his ch osen
days, nor five days, neither ten days,          men, answered and said, My lord
nor twenty days,                                Moses, forbid them.
 20 but a whole month, until it come             29 And Moses said unto him, Art
out at your nostrils, and it be loath-          thou jealous for my sake? would that
some unto you; because that ye have             all Jehovah's people were prop hets,
rejected Jehovah who is among you,              that Jehovah would put his Spirit
and have wept before him, saying,               upon them!
Why came we forth out of Egypt?                  30 And Moses gat him into the
 21 And Moses said, The people,                 camp, he and the elders of Israel.
among whom I am, are six hundred                 31 And there went forth a wind from
thousand footmen; and thou hast                 Jehovah, and brought quails from the
said, I will give them flesh, that they         sea, and let them fall by the camp,
may eat a whole month.                          about a day's journey on this side,
 22 Shall flocks and herds be slain             and a day's journey on the other side,
for them, to suffice them? or shall             round about the camp, and about two
all the fish of the sea be gathered t o-        cubits above the face of the earth.
gether for them, to suffice them?                32 And the people rose up all that
 23 And Jehovah said unto Moses, Is             day, and all the night, and all the
Jehovah's hand waxed short? now                 next day, and gathered the quails: he
shalt thou see whether my word shall            that gathered least gathered ten h o-
come to pass unto thee or not.                  mers: and they spread them all
 24 And Moses went out, and told the            abroad for themselves round about
people the words of Jehovah: and he             the camp.
gathered seventy men of the elders               33 While the flesh was yet between
of the people, and set them round               their teeth, ere it was chewed, the
about the Tent.                                 anger of Jehovah was kindled against



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the people, and Jehovah smote the             parted.
people with a very great plague.               10 And the cloud removed from
 34 And the name of that place was            over the Tent; and, behold, Miriam
called Kibrothhattaavah, because              was leprous, as `white as' snow: and
there they buried the people that             Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, b e-
lusted.                                       hold, she was leprous.
 35 From Kibrothhattaavah the                  11 And Aaron said unto Moses, Oh,
people journeyed unto Hazeroth; and           my lord, lay not, I pray thee, sin
they abode at Hazeroth.                       upon us, for that we have done foo-
                                              lishly, and for that we have sinned.
             CHAPTER 12                        12 Let her not, I pray, be as one
 1 And Miriam and Aaron spake                 dead, of whom the flesh is half con-
against Moses because of the Cushite          sumed when he cometh out of his
woman whom he had married; for he             mother's womb.
had married a Cushite woman.                   13 And Moses cried unto Jehovah,
 2 And they said, Hath Jehovah in-            saying, Heal her, O God, I b eseech
deed spoken only with Moses? hath             thee.
he not spoken also with us? And J e-           14 And Jehovah said unto Moses, If
hovah heard it.                               her father had but spit in her face,
 3 Now the man Moses was very                 should she not be ashamed seven
meek, above all the men that were             days? let her be shut up without the
upon the face of the earth.                   camp seven days, and after that she
 4 And Jehovah spake suddenly unto            shall be brought in again.
Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto M i-           15 And Miriam was shut up without
riam, Come out ye three unto the              the camp seven days: and the pe ople
tent of meeting. And they three came          journeyed not till Miriam was
out.                                          brought in again.
 5 And Jehovah came down in a pil-             16 And afterward the people jour-
lar of cloud, and stood at the door of        neyed from Hazeroth, and encamped
the Tent, and called Aaron and Mi-            in the wilderness of Paran.
riam; and they both came forth.
 6 And he said, Hear now my words:                        CHAPTER 13
if there be a prophet among you, I             1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,
Jehovah will make myself known un-            saying,
to him in a vision, I will speak with          2 Send thou men, that they may spy
him in a dream.                               out the land of Canaan, which I give
 7 My servant Moses is not so; he is          unto the children of Israel: of every
faithful in all my house:                     tribe of their fathers shall ye send a
 8 with him will I speak mouth to             man, every one a prince among them.
mouth, even manifestly, and not in             3 And Moses sent them from the
dark speeches; and the form of Jeh o-         wilderness of Paran according to the
vah shall he behold: wherefore then           commandment of Jehovah: all of
were ye not afraid to speak against           them men who were heads of the
my servant, against Moses?                    children of Israel.
 9 And the anger of Jehovah was                4 And these were their names: Of
kindled against them; and he de-              the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the



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son of Zaccur.                                land. Now the time was the time of
 5 Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat            the first-ripe grapes.
the son of Hori.                               21 So they went up, and spied out
 6 Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the           the land from the wilderness of Zin
son of Jephunneh.                             unto Rehob, to the entrance of H a-
 7 Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the         math.
son of Joseph.                                 22 And they went up by the South,
 8 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Hoshea            and came unto Hebron; and Ahiman,
the son of Nun.                               Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of
 9 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the        Anak, were there. (Now Hebron was
son of Raphu.                                 built seven years before Zoan in
 10 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel          Egypt.)
the son of Sodi.                               23 And they came unto the valley of
 11 Of the tribe of Joseph, `namely',         Eshcol, and cut down from thence a
of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the           branch with one cluster of grapes,
son of Susi.                                  and they bare it upon a staff between
 12 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the           two; `they brought' also of the p o-
son of Gemalli.                               megranates, and of the figs.
 13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the          24 That place was called the valley
son of Michael.                               of Eshcol, because of the cluster
 14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi           which the children of Israel cut
the son of Vophsi.                            down from thence.
 15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the             25 And they returned from spying
son of Machi.                                 out the land at the end of forty days.
 16 These are the names of the men             26 And they went and came to Mos-
that Moses sent to spy out the land.          es, and to Aaron, and to all the co n-
And Moses called Hoshea the son of            gregation of the children of Israel,
Nun Joshua.                                   unto the wilderness of Paran, to K a-
 17 And Moses sent them to spy out            desh; and brought back word unto
the land of Canaan, and said unto             them, and unto all the congregation,
them, Get you up this way by the              and showed them the fruit of the
South, and go up into the hill -              land.
country:
 18 and see the land, what it is; and          27 And they told him, and said, We
the people that dwell therein, whet h-        came unto the land whither thou
er they are strong or weak, whether           sentest us; and surely it floweth with
they are few or many;                         milk and honey; and this is the fruit
 19 and what the land is that they            of it.
dwell in, whether it is good or bad;           28 Howbeit the people that dwell in
and what cities they are that they            the land are strong, and the cities are
dwell in, whether in camps, or in             fortified, `and' very great: and more-
strongholds;                                  over we saw the children of Anak
 20 and what the land is, whether it          there.
is fat or lean, whether there is wood          29 Amalek dwelleth in the land of
therein, or not. And be ye of good            the South: and the Hittite, and the
courage, and bring of the fruit of the        Jebusite, and the Amorite, dwell in



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the hill-country; and the Canaanite            Israel.
dwelleth by the sea, and along by the           6 And Joshua the son of Nun and
side of the Jordan.                            Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who
 30 And Caleb stilled the people b e-          were of them that spied out the land,
fore Moses, and said, Let us go up at          rent their clothes:
once, and possess it; for we are well           7 and they spake unto all the con-
able to overcome it.                           gregation of the children of Israel,
 31 But the men that went up with              saying, The land, which we passed
him said, We are not able to go up             through to spy it out, is an exceeding
against the people; for they are               good land.
stronger than we.                               8 If Jehovah delight in us, then he
 32 And they brought up an evil re-            will bring us into this land, and give
port of the land which they had spied          it unto us; a land which floweth with
out unto the children of Israel, sa y-         milk and honey.
ing, The land, through which we                 9 Only rebel not against Jehovah,
have gone to spy it out, is a land that        neither fear ye the people of the
eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and         land; for they are bread for us: their
all the people that we saw in i t are          defence is removed from over them,
men of great stature.                          and Jehovah is with us: fear them
 33 And there we saw the Nephilim,             not.
the sons of Anak, who come of the               10 But all the congregation bade
Nephilim: and we were in our own               stone them with stones. And the
sight as grasshoppers, and so we               glory of Jehovah appeared in the tent
were in their sight.                           of meeting unto all the children of
                                               Israel.
             CHAPTER 14                         11 And Jehovah said unto Moses,
 1 And all the congregation lifted up          How long will this people d espise
their voice, and cried; and the people         me? and how long will they not b e-
wept that night.                               lieve in me, for all the signs which I
 2 And all the children of Israel              have wrought among them?
murmured against Moses and against              12 I will smite them with the pesti-
Aaron: and the whole congregation              lence, and disinherit them, and will
said unto them, Would that we had              make of thee a nation greater and
died in the land of Egypt! or would            mightier than they.
that we had died in this wi lderness!           13 And Moses said unto Jehovah,
 3 And wherefore doth Jehovah bring            Then the Egyptians will hear it; for
us unto this land, to fall by the              thou broughtest up this people in thy
sword? Our wives and our little ones           might from among them;
will be a prey: were it not better for          14 and they will tell it to the inhabi-
us to return into Egypt?                       tants of this land. They have heard
 4 And they said one to another, Let           that thou Jehovah art in the midst of
us make a captain, and let us return           this people; for thou Jehovah art
into Egypt.                                    seen face to face, and thy cloud
 5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on                standeth over them, and thou goest
their faces before all the assembly of         before them, in a pillar of cloud by
the congregation of the children of            day, and in a pillar of fire by night.



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 15 Now if thou shalt kill this people         wilderness by the way to the Red
as one man, then the nations which             Sea.
have heard the fame of thee will                26 And Jehovah spake unto Moses
speak, saying,                                 and unto Aaron, saying,
 16 Because Jehovah was not able to             27 How long `shall I bear' with this
bring this people into the land which          evil congregation, that murmur
he sware unto them, therefore he               against me? I have heard the mu r-
hath slain them in the wilderness.             murings of the children of Israel,
 17 And now, I pray thee, let the              which they murmur against me.
power of the Lord be great, accord-             28 Say unto them, As I live, saith
ing as thou hast spoken, saying,               Jehovah, surely as ye have spoken in
 18 Jehovah is slow to anger, and ab-          mine ears, so will I do to you:
undant in lovingkindness, forgiving             29 your dead bodies shall fall in this
iniquity and transgression; and that           wilderness; and all that were nu m-
will by no means clear `the guilty',           bered of you, according to your
visiting the iniquity of the fathers           whole number, from twenty years old
upon the children, upon the third and          and upward, that have murmured
upon the fourth generation.                    against me,
 19 Pardon, I pray thee, the iniquity           30 surely ye shall not come into the
of this people according unto the              land, concerning which I sware that I
greatness of thy lovingkindness, and           would make you dwell therein, save
according as thou hast forgiven this           Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and J o-
people, from Egypt even until now.             shua the son of Nun.
 20 And Jehovah said, I have par-               31 But your little ones, that ye said
doned according to thy word:                   should be a prey, them will I bring
 21 but in very deed, as I live, and as        in, and they shall know the land
all the earth shall be filled with the         which ye have rejected.
glory of Jehovah;                               32 But as for you, your dead bodies
 22 because all those men that have            shall fall in this wilderness.
seen my glory, and my signs, which I            33 And your children shall be wan-
wrought in Egypt and in the wilde r-           derers in the wilderness forty years,
ness, yet have tempted me these ten            and shall bear your whoredoms, until
times, and have not hearkened to my            your dead bodies be consumed in the
voice;                                         wilderness.
 23 surely they shall not see the land          34 After the number of the days in
which I sware unto their fathers, nei-         which ye spied out the land, even
ther shall any of them that d espised          forty days, for every day a year,
me see it:                                     shall ye bear your iniquities, even
 24 but my servant Caleb, because he           forty years, and ye shall know my
had another spirit with him, and hath          alienation.
followed me fully, him will I bring             35 I, Jehovah, have spoken, surely
into the land whereinto he went; and           this will I do unto all this evil con-
his seed shall possess it.                     gregation, that are gathered together
 25 Now the Amalekite and the C a-             against me: in this wilderness they
naanite dwell in the valley: to -              shall be consumed, and there they
morrow turn ye, and get you into the           shall die.



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 36 And the men, whom Moses sent              saying,
to spy out the land, who returned,             2 Speak unto the children of Israel,
and made all the congregation to              and say unto them, When ye are
murmur against him, by bringing up            come into the land of your habit a-
an evil report against the land,              tions, which I give unto you,
 37 even those men that did bring up           3 and will make an offering by fire
an evil report of the land, died by           unto Jehovah, a burnt-offering, or a
the plague before Jehovah.                    sacrifice, to accomplish a vow, or as
 38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and            a freewill-offering, or in your set
Caleb the son of Jephunneh, re-               feasts, to make a sweet savor unto
mained alive of those men that went           Jehovah, of the herd, or of the flock;
to spy out the land.                           4 then shall he that offereth his ob-
 39 And Moses told these words unto           lation offer unto Jehovah a meal -
all the children of Israel: and the           offering of a tenth part `of an ephah'
people mourned greatly.                       of fine flour mingled with the fourth
 40 And they rose up early in the             part of a hin of oil:
morning, and gat them up to the top            5 and wine for the drink-offering,
of the mountain, saying, Lo, we are           the fourth part of a hin, shalt thou
here, and will go up unto the place           prepare with the burnt-offering, or
which Jehovah hath promised: for we           for the sacrifice, for each lamb.
have sinned.                                   6 Or for a ram, thou shalt prepare
 41 And Moses said, Wherefore now             for a meal-offering two tenth parts
do ye transgress the commandment              `of an ephah' of fine flour mingled
of Jehovah, seeing it shall not pro s-        with the third part of a hin of oil:
per?                                           7 and for the drink-offering thou
 42 Go not up, for Jehovah is not             shalt offer the third part of a hin of
among you; that ye be not smitten             wine, of a sweet savor unto Jeh ovah.
down before your enemies.                      8 And when thou preparest a bullock
 43 For there the Amalekite and the           for a burnt-offering, or for a sacri-
Canaanite are before you, and ye              fice, to accomplish a vow, or for
shall fall by the sword: because ye           peace-offerings unto Jehovah;
are turned back from following J e-            9 then shall he offer with the bu l-
hovah, therefore Jehovah will not be          lock a meal-offering of three tenth
with you.                                     parts `of an ephah' of fine flour mi n-
 44 But they presumed to go up to             gled with half a hin of oil:
the top of the mountain: nevertheless          10 and thou shalt offer for the
the ark of the covenant of J ehovah,          drink-offering half a hin of wine, for
and Moses, departed not out of the            an offering made by fire, of a sweet
camp.                                         savor unto Jehovah.
 45 Then the Amalekite came down,              11 Thus shall it be done for each
and the Canaanite who dwelt in that           bullock, or for each ram, or for each
mountain, and smote them and beat             of the he-lambs, or of the kids.
them down, even unto Hormah.                   12 According to the number that ye
                                              shall prepare, so shall ye do to every
         CHAPTER 15                           one according to their number.
1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,                13 All that are home-born shall do



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these things after this manner, in o f-        the congregation, that all the con-
fering an offering made by fire, of a          gregation shall offer one young bu l-
sweet savor unto Jehovah.                      lock for a burnt-offering, for a sweet
 14 And if a stranger sojourn with             savor unto Jehovah, with the meal -
you, or whosoever may be among                 offering thereof, and the drink -
you throughout your generations,               offering thereof, according to the o r-
and will offer an offering made by             dinance, and one he-goat for a sin-
fire, of a sweet savor unto Jehovah;           offering.
as ye do, so he shall do.                       25 And the priest shall make atone-
 15 For the assembly, there shall be           ment for all the congregation of the
one statute for you, and for the               children of Israel, and they shall be
stranger that sojourneth `with you', a         forgiven; for it was an error, and
statute for ever throughout your gen-          they have brought their oblation, an
erations: as ye are, so shall the so-          offering made by fire unto Jehovah,
journer be before Jehovah.                     and their sin-offering before Jeho-
 16 One law and one ordinance shall            vah, for their error:
be for you, and for the stranger that           26 and all the congregation of the
sojourneth with you.                           children of Israel shall be fo rgiven,
 17 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,              and the stranger that sojou rneth
saying,                                        among them; for in respect of all the
 18 Speak unto the children of Israel,         people it was done unwittingly.
and say unto them, When ye come                 27 And if one person sin unwitting-
into the land whither I bring you,             ly, then he shall offer a she-goat a
 19 then it shall be, that, when ye eat        year old for a sin-offering.
of the bread of the land, ye shall o f-         28 And the priest shall make aton e-
fer up a heave-offering unto Jeho-             ment for the soul that erreth, when
vah.                                           he sinneth unwittingly, before Jeh o-
 20 Of the first of your dough ye              vah, to make atonement for him; and
shall offer up a cake for a heav e-            he shall be forgiven.
offering: as the heave-offering of the          29 Ye shall have one law for him
threshing-floor, so shall ye heave it.         that doeth aught unwittingly, for him
 21 Of the first of your dough ye              that is home-born among the child-
shall give unto Jehovah a heave-               ren of Israel, and for the stranger
offering throughout your genera-               that sojourneth among them.
tions.                                          30 But the soul that doeth aught
 22 And when ye shall err, and not             with a high hand, whether he be
observe all these commandments,                home-born or a sojourner, the same
which Jehovah hath spoken unto                 blasphemeth Jehovah; and that soul
Moses,                                         shall be cut off from among his
 23 even all that Jehovah hath co m-           people.
manded you by Moses, from the day               31 Because he hath despised the
that Jehovah gave commandment,                 word of Jehovah, and hath broken
and onward throughout your gener a-            his commandment, that soul shall u t-
tions;                                         terly be cut off; his iniquity shall be
 24 then it shall be, if it be done un-        upon him.
wittingly, without the knowledge of             32 And while the children of Israel



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were in the wilderness, they found a          sons of Reuben, took `men':
man gathering sticks upon the sab-             2 and they rose up before Moses,
bath day.                                     with certain of the children of Israel,
 33 And they that found him gather-           two hundred and fifty princes of the
ing sticks brought him unto Moses             congregation, called to the assembly,
and Aaron, and unto all the congr e-          men of renown;
gation.                                        3 and they assembled themselves
 34 And they put him in ward, be-             together against Moses and against
cause it had not been declared what           Aaron, and said unto them, Ye take
should be done to him.                        too much upon you, seeing all the
 35 And Jehovah said unto Moses,              congregation are holy, every one of
The man shall surely be put to death:         them, and Jehovah is among them:
all the congregation shall stone him          wherefore then lift ye up yourselves
with stones without the camp.                 above the assembly of Jehovah?
 36 And all the congregation brought           4 And when Moses heard it, he fell
him without the camp, and stoned              upon his face:
him to death with stones; as Jehovah           5 and he spake unto Korah and unto
commanded Moses.                              all his company, saying, In the morn-
 37 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,             ing Jehovah will show who are his,
saying,                                       and who is holy, and will cause him
 38 Speak unto the children of Israel,        to come near unto him: even him
and bid them that they make them              whom he shall choose will he cause
fringes in the borders of their ga r-         to come near unto him.
ments throughout their generations,            6 This do: take you censers, Korah,
and that they put upon the fringe of          and all his company;
each border a cord of blue:                    7 and put fire in them, and put i n-
 39 and it shall be unto you for a            cense upon them before Jehovah to -
fringe, that ye may look upon it, and         morrow: and it shall be that the man
remember all the commandments of              whom Jehovah doth choose, he `shall
Jehovah, and do them; and that ye             be' holy: ye take too much upon yo u,
follow not after your own heart and           ye sons of Levi.
your own eyes, after which ye use to           8 And Moses said unto Korah, Hear
play the harlot;                              now, ye sons of Levi:
 40 that ye may remember and do all            9 `seemeth it but' a small thing unto
my commandments, and be holy unto             you, that the God of Israel hath sep a-
your God.                                     rated you from the congregation of
 41 I am Jehovah your God, who                Israel, to bring you near to himself,
brought you out of the land of Egypt,         to do the service of the tabernacle of
to be your God: I am Jehovah your             Jehovah, and to stand before the
God.                                          congregation to minister unto them;
                                               10 and that he hath brought thee
           CHAPTER 16                         near, and all thy brethren the sons of
 1 Now Korah, the son of Izhar, the           Levi with thee? and seek ye the
son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with          priesthood also?
Dathan and Abiram, the sons of                 11 Therefore thou and all thy co m-
Eliab, and On, the son of Peleth,             pany are gathered together against



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Jehovah: and Aaron, what is he that            22 And they fell upon their faces,
ye murmur against him?                        and said, O God, the God of the sp i-
 12 And Moses sent to call Dathan             rits of all flesh, shall one man sin,
and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and            and wilt thou be wroth with all the
they said, We will not come up:               congregation?
 13 is it a small thing that thou hast         23 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,
brought us up out of a land flo wing          saying,
with milk and honey, to kill us in the         24 Speak unto the congregation,
wilderness, but thou must needs               saying, Get you up from about the
make thyself also a prince over us?           tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and
 14 Moreover thou hast not brought            Abiram.
us into a land flowing with milk and           25 And Moses rose up and went un-
honey, nor given us inheritance of            to Dathan and Abiram; and the elders
fields and vineyards: wilt thou put           of Israel followed him.
out the eyes of these men? we will             26 And he spake unto the congrega-
not come up.                                  tion, saying, Depart, I pray you,
 15 And Moses was very wroth, and             from the tents of these wicked men,
said unto Jehovah, Respect not thou           and touch nothing of theirs, lest ye
their offering: I have not taken one          be consumed in all their sins.
ass from them, neither have I hurt             27 So they gat them up from the ta-
one of them.                                  bernacle of Korah, Dathan, and A b-
 16 And Moses said unto Korah, Be             iram, on every side: and Dathan and
thou and all thy company before J e-          Abiram came out, and stood at the
hovah, thou, and they, and Aaron, to -        door of their tents, and their wives,
morrow:                                       and their sons, and their little ones.
 17 and take ye every man his censer,          28 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall
and put incense upon them, and                know that Jehovah hath sent me to
bring ye before Jehovah every man             do all these works; for `I have' not
his censer, two hundred and fifty             `done them' of mine own mind.
censers; thou also, and Aaron, each            29 If these men die the common
his censer.                                   death of all men, or if they be visited
 18 And they took every man his               after the visitation of all men; then
censer, and put fire in them, and laid        Jehovah hath not sent me.
incense thereon, and stood at the              30 But if Jehovah make a new thing,
door of the tent of meeting with              and the ground open its mouth, and
Moses and Aaron.                              swallow them up, with all that appe r-
 19 And Korah assembled all the               tain unto them, and they go down
congregation against them unto the            alive into Sheol; then ye shall unde r-
door of the tent of meeting: and the          stand that these men have d espised
glory of Jehovah appeared unto all            Jehovah.
the congregation.                              31 And it came to pass, as he made
 20 And Jehovah spake unto Moses              an end of speaking all these words,
and unto Aaron, saying,                       that the ground clave asunder that
 21 Separate yourselves from among            was under them;
this congregation, that I may co n-            32 and the earth opened its mouth,
sume them in a moment.                        and swallowed them up, and their



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households, and all the men that a p-          42 And it came to pass, when the
pertained unto Korah, and all their           congregation was assembled against
goods.                                        Moses and against Aaron, that they
 33 So they, and all that appertained         looked toward the tent of meeting:
to them, went down alive into Sheol:          and, behold, the cloud covered it,
and the earth closed upon them, and           and the glory of Jehovah appeared.
they perished from among the as-               43 And Moses and Aaron came to
sembly.                                       the front of the tent of meeting.
 34 And all Israel that were round             44 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,
about them fled at the cry of them;           saying,
for they said, Lest the earth swallow          45 Get you up from among this co n-
us up.                                        gregation, that I may consume them
 35 And fire came forth from Jeho-            in a moment. And they fell upon
vah, and devoured the two hundred             their faces.
and fifty men that offered the in-             46 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take
cense.                                        they censer, and put fire therein from
 36 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,             off the altar, and lay incense thereon,
saying,                                       and carry it quickly unto the congr e-
 37 Speak unto Eleazar the son of             gation, and make atonement for
Aaron the priest, that he take up the         them: for there is wrath gone out
censers out of the burning, and sca t-        from Jehovah; the plague is begun.
ter thou the fire yonder; for they are         47 And Aaron took as Moses spake,
holy,                                         and ran into the midst of the asse m-
 38 even the censers of these sinners         bly; and, behold, the plague was b e-
against their own lives; and let them         gun among the people: and he put on
be made beaten plates for a co vering         the incense, and made atonement for
of the altar: for they offered them           the people.
before Jehovah; therefore they are             48 And he stood between the dead
holy; and they shall be a sign unto           and the living; and the plague was
the children of Israel.                       stayed.
 39 And Eleazar the priest took the            49 Now they that died by the plague
brazen censers, which they that were          were fourteen thousand and s even
burnt had offered; and they beat              hundred, besides them that died
them out for a covering of the altar,         about the matter of Korah.
 40 to be a memorial unto the child-           50 And Aaron returned unto Moses
ren of Israel, to the end that no             unto the door of the tent of meeting:
stranger, that is not of the seed of          and the plague was stayed.
Aaron, come near to burn incense
before Jehovah; that he be not as Ko-                    CHAPTER 17
rah, and as his company: as Jehovah            1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,
spake unto him by Moses.                      saying,
 41 But on the morrow all the con-             2 Speak unto the children of Israel,
gregation of the children of Israel           and take of them rods, one for each
murmured against Moses and against            fathers' house, of all their princes
Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the             according to their fathers' houses,
people of Jehovah.                            twelve rods: write thou every man's



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name upon his rod.                              13 Every one that cometh near, that
 3 And thou shalt write Aaron's name           cometh near unto the tabernacle of
upon the rod of Levi; for there shall          Jehovah, dieth: shall we perish all of
be one rod for each head of their fa-          us?
thers' houses.
 4 And thou shalt lay them up in the                        CHAPTER 18
tent of meeting before the test imony,          1 And Jehovah said unto Aaron,
where I meet with you.                         Thou and thy sons and thy fathers'
 5 And it shall come to pass, that the         house with thee shall bear the iniqu i-
rod of the man whom I shall choose             ty of the sanctuary; and thou and thy
shall bud: and I will make to cease            sons with thee shall bear the iniquity
from me the murmurings of the                  of your priesthood.
children of Israel, which they mu r-            2 And thy brethren also, the tribe of
mur against you.                               Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring
 6 And Moses spake unto the child-             thou near with thee, that they may be
ren of Israel; and all their princes           joined unto thee, and minister unto
gave him rods, for each prince one,            thee: but thou and thy sons with thee
according to their fathers' houses,            shall be before the tent of the test i-
even twelve rods: and the rod of A a-          mony.
ron was among their rods.                       3 And they shall keep thy charge,
 7 And Moses laid up the rods before           and the charge of all the Tent: only
Jehovah in the tent of the test imony.         they shall not come nigh unto the
 8 And it came to pass on the mo r-            vessels of the sanctuary and unto the
row, that Moses went into the tent of          altar, that they die not, neither they,
the testimony; and, behold, the rod            nor ye.
of Aaron for the house of Levi was              4 And they shall be joined unto
budded, and put forth buds, and pro-           thee, and keep the charge of the tent
duced blossoms, and bare ripe al-              of meeting, for all the service of the
monds.                                         Tent: and a stranger shall not come
 9 And Moses brought out all the               nigh unto you.
rods from before Jehovah unto all               5 And ye shall keep the charge of
the children of Israel: and they               the sanctuary, and the charge of the
looked, and took every man his rod.            altar; that there be wrath no more
 10 And Jehovah said unto Moses,               upon the children of Israel.
Put back the rod of Aaron before the            6 And I, behold, I have taken your
testimony, to be kept for a token              brethren the Levites from among the
against the children of rebellion; that        children of Israel: to you they are a
thou mayest make an end of their               gift, given unto Jehovah, to do the
murmurings against me, that they die           service of the tent of meetin g.
not.                                            7 And thou and thy sons with thee
 11 Thus did Moses: as Jehovah                 shall keep your priesthood for ever y-
commanded him, so did he.                      thing of the altar, and for that within
 12 And the children of Israel spake           the veil; and ye shall serve: I give
unto Moses, saying, Behold, we pe-             you the priesthood as a service of
rish, we are undone, we are all un-            gift: and the stranger that cometh
done.                                          nigh shall be put to death.



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 8 And Jehovah spake unto Aaron,                deemed of them from a month old
And I, behold, I have given thee the            shalt thou redeem, according to thine
charge of my heave-offerings, even              estimation, for the money of five
all the hallowed things of the chil d-          shekels, after the shekel of the
ren of Israel; unto thee have I given           sanctuary (the same is twenty ge-
them by reason of the anointing, and            rahs).
to thy sons, as a portion for ever.              17 But the firstling of a cow, or the
 9 This shall be thine of the most ho-          firstling of a sheep, or the firstling
ly things, `reserved' from the fire:            of a goat, thou shalt not redeem;
every oblation of theirs, even every            they are holy: thou shalt sprinkle
meal-offering of theirs, and every              their blood upon the altar, and shalt
sin-offering of theirs, and every               burn their fat for an offering made
trespass-offering of theirs, which              by fire, for a sweet savor unto Jeh o-
they shall render unto me, shall be             vah.
most holy for thee and for thy sons.             18 And the flesh of them shall be
 10 As the most holy things shalt               thine, as the wave-breast and as the
thou eat thereof; every male shall eat          right thigh, it shall be thine.
thereof: it shall be holy unto thee.             19 All the heave-offerings of the ho-
 11 And this is thine: the heave-               ly things, which the children of
offering of their gift, even all the            Israel offer unto Jehovah, have I
wave-offerings of the children of               given thee, and thy sons and thy
Israel; I have given them unto thee,            daughters with thee, as a portion for
and to thy sons and to thy daughters            ever: it is a covenant of salt for ever
with thee, as a portion for ever;               before Jehovah unto thee and to thy
every one that is clean in thy house            seed with thee.
shall eat thereof.                               20 And Jehovah said unto Aaron,
 12 All the best of the oil, and all the        Thou shalt have no inheritance in
best of the vintage, and of the grain,          their land, neither shalt thou have
the first-fruits of them which they             any portion among them: I am thy
give unto Jehovah, to thee have I               portion and thine inheritance among
given them.                                     the children of Israel.
 13 The first-ripe fruits of all that is         21 And unto the children of Levi,
in their land, which they bring unto            behold, I have given all the tithe in
Jehovah, shall be thine; every one              Israel for an inheritance, in return
that is clean in thy house shall eat            for their service which they serve,
thereof.                                        even the service of the tent of mee t-
 14 Everything devoted in Israel                ing.
shall be thine.                                  22 And henceforth the children of
 15 Everything that openeth the                 Israel shall not come nigh the tent of
womb, of all flesh which they o ffer            meeting, lest they bear sin, and die.
unto Jehovah, both of man and beast              23 But the Levites shall do the ser-
shall be thine: nevertheless the first -        vice of the tent of meeting, and they
born of man shalt thou surely re-               shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a
deem, and the firstling of unclean              statute for ever throughout your ge n-
beasts shalt thou redeem.                       erations; and among the children of
 16 And those that are to be re-                Israel they shall have no inher itance.



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 24 For the tithe of the children of
Israel, which they offer as a heave -                       CHAPTER 19
offering unto Jehovah, I have given             1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses
to the Levites for an inheritance:             and unto Aaron, saying,
therefore I have said unto them,                2 This is the statute of the law
Among the children of Israel they              which Jehovah hath commanded,
shall have no inheritance.                     saying, Speak unto the children of
 25 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,              Israel, that they bring thee a red hei-
saying,                                        fer without spot, wherein is no ble-
 26 Moreover thou shalt speak unto             mish, `and' upon which never came
the Levites, and say unto them,                yoke.
When ye take of the children of                 3 And ye shall give her unto Eleazar
Israel the tithe which I have given            the priest, and he shall bring her
you from them for your inheritance,            forth without the camp, and one shall
then ye shall offer up a heave-                slay her before his face:
offering of it for Jehovah, a tithe of          4 and Eleazar the priest shall take of
the tithe.                                     her blood with his finger, and spri n-
 27 And your heave-offering shall be           kle her blood toward the front of the
reckoned unto you, as though it were           tent of meeting seven times.
the grain of the threshing-floor, and           5 And one shall burn the heifer in
as the fulness of the winepress.               his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and
 28 Thus ye also shall offer a heave-          her blood, with her dung, shall he
offering unto Jehovah of all your              burn:
tithes, which ye receive of the child-          6 and the priest shall take cedar-
ren of Israel; and thereof ye shall            wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and
give Jehovah's heave-offering to Aa-           cast it into the midst of the burning
ron the priest.                                of the heifer.
 29 Out of all your gifts ye shall o f-         7 Then the priest shall wash his
fer every heave-offering of Jehovah,           clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh
of all the best thereof, even the ha l-        in water, and afterward he shall
lowed part thereof out of it.                  come into the camp, and the priest
 30 Therefore thou shalt say unto              shall be unclean until the even.
them, When ye heave the best th e-              8 And he that burneth her shall wash
reof from it, then it shall be rec k-          his clothes in water, and bathe his
oned unto the Levites as the increase          flesh in water, and shall be u nclean
of the threshing-floor, and as the in-         until the even.
crease of the wine-press.                       9 And a man that is clean shall
 31 And ye shall eat it in every               gather up the ashes of the heifer, and
place, ye and your households: for it          lay them up without the camp in a
is your reward in return for your se r-        clean place; and it shall be kept for
vice in the tent of meeting.                   the congregation of the children of
 32 And ye shall bear no sin by rea-           Israel for a water for impurity: it is a
son of it, when ye have heaved from            sin-offering.
it the best thereof: and ye shall not           10 And he that gathereth the ashes
profane the holy things of the chil d-         of the heifer shall wash his clothes,
ren of Israel, that ye die not.                and be unclean until the even: and it



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shall be unto the children of Israel,          day, and on the seventh day: and on
and unto the stranger that sojourneth          the seventh day he shall purify him;
among them, for a statute for ever.            and he shall wash his clothes, and
 11 He that toucheth the dead body             bathe himself in water, and shall be
of any man shall be unclean seven              clean at even.
days:                                           20 But the man that shall be un-
 12 the same shall purify himself              clean, and shall not purify himself,
therewith on the third day, and on             that soul shall be cut off from the
the seventh day he shall be clean:             midst of the assembly, because he
but if he purify not himself the third         hath defiled the sanctuary of Jeho-
day, then the seventh day he shall             vah: the water for impurity hath not
not be clean.                                  been sprinkled upon him; he is un-
 13 Whosoever toucheth a dead per-             clean.
son, the body of a man that hath
died, and purifieth not himself, def i-         21 And it shall be a perpetual st a-
leth the tabernacle of Jehovah; and            tute unto them: and he that spri n-
that soul shall be cut off from Israel:        kleth the water for impurity shall
because the water for impurity was             wash his clothes, and he that to u-
not sprinkled upon him, he shall be            cheth the water for impurity shall be
unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon           unclean until even.
him.                                            22 And whatsoever the unclean per-
 14 This is the law when a man dieth           son toucheth shall be unclean; and
in a tent: every one that cometh into          the soul that toucheth it shall be u n-
the tent, and every one that is in the         clean until even.
tent, shall be unclean seven days.
 15 And every open vessel, which                           CHAPTER 20
hath no covering bound upon it, is              1 And the children of Israel, even
unclean.                                       the whole congregation, came into
 16 And whosoever in the open field            the wilderness of Zin in the first
toucheth one that is slain with a              month: and the people abode in K a-
sword, or a dead body, or a bone of a          desh; and Miriam died there, and
man, or a grave, shall be unclean              was buried there.
seven days.                                     2 And there was no water for the
 17 And for the unclean they shall             congregation: and they assembled
take of the ashes of the burning of            themselves together against Moses
the sin-offering; and running water            and against Aaron.
shall be put thereto in a vessel:               3 And the people strove with Moses,
 18 and a clean person shall take              and spake, saying, Would that we
hyssop, and dip it in the water, and           had died when our brethren di ed be-
sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon            fore Jehovah!
all the vessels, and upon the persons           4 And why have ye brought the as-
that were there, and upon him that             sembly of Jehovah into this wilde r-
touched the bone, or the slain, or the         ness, that we should die there, we
dead, or the grave:                            and our beasts?
 19 and the clean person shall sprin-           5 And wherefore have ye made us to
kle upon the unclean on the third              come up out of Egypt, to bring us in



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unto this evil place? it is no place of         15 how our fathers went down into
seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of           Egypt, and we dwelt in Egypt a long
pomegranates; neither is there any             time; and the Egyptians dealt ill wi th
water to drink.                                us, and our fathers:
 6 And Moses and Aaron went from                16 and when we cried unto Jehovah,
the presence of the assembly unto              he heard our voice, and sent an a n-
the door of the tent of meeting, and           gel, and brought us forth out of
fell upon their faces: and the glory           Egypt: and, behold, we are in K a-
of Jehovah appeared unto them.                 desh, a city in the uttermost of thy
 7 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,               border.
saying,                                         17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through
 8 Take the rod, and assemble the              thy land: we will not pass through
congregation, thou, and Aaron thy              field or through vineyard, neither
brother, and speak ye unto the rock            will we drink of the water of the
before their eyes, that it give forth          wells: we will go along the king's
its water; and thou shalt bring forth          highway; we will not turn aside to
to them water out of the rock; so              the right hand nor to the left, until
thou shalt give the congregation and           we have passed thy border.
their cattle drink.                             18 And Edom said unto him, Thou
 9 And Moses took the rod from b e-            shalt not pass through me, lest I
fore Jehovah, as he commanded him.             come out with the sword against
 10 And Moses and Aaron gathered               thee.
the assembly together before the                19 And the children of Israel said
rock, and he said unto them, Hear              unto him, We will go up by the
now, ye rebels; shall we bring you             highway; and if we drink of thy wa-
forth water out of this rock?                  ter, I and my cattle, then will I give
 11 And Moses lifted up his hand,              the price thereof: let me only, wit h-
and smote the rock with his rod                out `doing' anything `else', pass
twice: and water came forth abu n-             through on my feet.
dantly, and the congregation drank,             20 And he said, Thou shalt not pass
and their cattle.                              through. And Edom came out against
 12 And Jehovah said unto Moses                him with much people, and with a
and Aaron, Because ye believed not             strong hand.
in me, to sanctify me in the eyes of            21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel
the children of Israel, therefore ye           passage through his border: wher e-
shall not bring this assembly into the         fore Israel turned away from him.
land which I have given them.                   22 And they journeyed from Ka-
 13 These are the waters of Meribah;           desh: and the children of Israel, even
because the children of Israel strove          the whole congregation, came unto
with Jehovah, and he was sanctified            mount Hor.
in them.                                        23 And Jehovah spake unto Moses
 14 And Moses sent messengers from             and Aaron in mount Hor, by the bo r-
Kadesh unto the king of Edom, Thus             der of the land of Edom, sa ying,
saith thy brother Israel, Thou know-            24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his
est all the travail that hath b efallen        people; for he shall not enter into the
us:                                            land which I have given unto the



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children of Israel, because ye r e-            5 And the people spake against God,
belled against my word at the waters          and against Moses, Wherefore have
of Meribah.                                   ye brought us up out of Egypt to die
 25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son,           in the wilderness? for there is no
and bring them up unto mount Hor;             bread, and there is no water; and our
 26 and strip Aaron of his garments,          soul loatheth this light bread.
and put them upon Eleazar his son:             6 And Jehovah sent fiery serpents
and Aaron shall be gathered `unto             among the people, and they bit the
his people', and shall die there.             people; and much people of Israel
 27 And Moses did as Jehovah com-             died.
manded: and they went up into                  7 And the people came to Moses,
mount Hor in the sight of all the             and said, We have sinned, because
congregation.                                 we have spoken against Jehovah, and
 28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his           against thee; pray unto Jehovah, that
garments, and put them upon Eleazar           he take away the serpents from us.
his son; and Aaron died there on the          And Moses prayed for the people.
top of the mount: and Moses and                8 And Jehovah said unto Moses,
Eleazar came down from the mount.             Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it
 29 And when all the congregation             upon a standard: and it shall come to
saw that Aaron was dead, they wept            pass, that every one that is bitten,
for Aaron thirty days, even all the           when he seeth it, shall live.
house of Israel.                               9 And Moses made a serpent of
                                              brass, and set it upon the standard:
             CHAPTER 21                       and it came to pass, that if a serpent
 1 And the Canaanite, the king of             had bitten any man, when he looked
Arad, who dwelt in the South, heard           unto the serpent of brass, he lived.
tell that Israel came by the way of            10 And the children of Israel jou r-
Atharim; and he fought against                neyed, and encamped in Oboth.
Israel, and took some of them cap-             11 And they journeyed from Oboth,
tive.                                         and encamped at Iyeabarim, in the
 2 And Israel vowed a vow unto J e-           wilderness which is before Moab,
hovah, and said, If thou wilt indeed          toward the sunrising.
deliver this people into my hand,              12 From thence they journeyed, and
then I will utterly destroy their c i-        encamped in the valley of Zered.
ties.                                          13 From thence they journeyed, and
 3 And Jehovah hearkened to the               encamped on the other side of the
voice of Israel, and delivered up the         Arnon, which is in the wilderness,
Canaanites; and they utterly de-              that cometh out of the border of the
stroyed them and their cities: and the        Amorites: for the Arnon is the border
name of the place was called Hor-             of Moab, between Moab and the
mah.                                          Amorites.
 4 And they journeyed from mount               14 Wherefore it is said in the book
Hor by the way to the Red Sea, to             of the Wars of Jehovah, Vaheb in Su-
compass the land of Edom: and the             phah, And the valleys of the Arnon,
soul of the people was much discou-            15 And the slope of the valleys That
raged because of the way.                     inclineth toward the dwel ling of Ar,



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And leaneth upon the border of                 hon the king of the Amorites, who
Moab.                                          had fought against the former king
 16 And from thence `they journeyed'           of Moab, and taken all his land out
to Beer: that is the well whereof J e-         of his hand, even unto the Arnon.
hovah said unto Moses, Gather the               27 Wherefore they that speak in
people together, and I will give them          proverbs say, Come ye to Heshbon;
water.                                         Let the city of Sihon be built and es-
 17 Then sang Israel this song:                tablished:
Spring up, O well; sing ye unto it:             28 For a fire is gone out of Hesh-
 18 The well, which the princes                bon, A flame from the city of S ihon:
digged, Which the nobles of the                It hath devoured Ar of Moab, The
people delved, With the sceptre,               lords of the high places of the A r-
`and' with their staves. And from the          non.
wilderness `they journeyed' to Mat-             29 Woe to thee, Moab! Thou art un-
tanah;                                         done, O people of Chemosh: He hath
 19 and from Mattanah to Nahaliel;             given his sons as fugitives, And his
and from Nahaliel to Bamoth;                   daughters into captivity, Unto Sihon
 20 and from Bamoth to the valley              king of the Amorites.
that is in the field of Moab, to the            30 We have shot at them; Heshbon
top of Pisgah, which looketh down              is perished even unto Dibon, And we
upon the desert.                               have laid waste even unto Nophah,
 21 And Israel sent messengers unto            Which `reacheth' unto Medeba.
Sihon king of the Amorites, sa ying,            31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of
 22 Let me pass through thy land: we           the Amorites.
will not turn aside into field, or into         32 And Moses sent to spy out Jazer;
vineyard; we will not drink of the             and they took the towns thereof, and
water of the wells: we will go by the          drove out the Amorites that were
king's highway, until we have passed           there.
thy border.                                     33 And they turned and went up by
 23 And Sihon would not suffer                 the way of Bashan: and Og the king
Israel to pass through his border: but         of Bashan went out against them, he
Sihon gathered all his people togeth-          and all his people, to battle at Edrei.
er, and went out against Israel into            34 And Jehovah said unto Moses,
the wilderness, and came to J ahaz;            Fear him not: for I have deli vered
and he fought against Israel .                 him into thy hand, and all his people,
 24 And Israel smote him with the              and his land; and thou shalt do to
edge of the sword, and possessed his           him as thou didst unto Sihon king of
land from the Arnon unto the Jabbok,           the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon.
even unto the children of Ammon;                35 So they smote him, and his sons
for the border of the children of              and all his people, until there was
Ammon was strong.                              none left him remaining: and they
 25 And Israel took all these cities:          possessed his land.
and Israel dwelt in all the cities of
the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all                      CHAPTER 22
the towns thereof.                              1 And the children of Israel jou r-
 26 For Heshbon was the city of S i-           neyed, and encamped in the plains of



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Moab beyond the Jordan at Jericho.            out of Egypt, it covereth the face of
 2 And Balak the son of Zippor saw            the earth: now, come curse me them;
all that Israel had done to the Am o-         peradventure I shall be able to fight
rites.                                        against them, and shall drive them
 3 And Moab was sore afraid of the            out.
people, because they were many: and            12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou
Moab was distressed because of the            shalt not go with them; thou shalt
children of Israel.                           not curse the people; for they are
 4 And Moab said unto the elders of           blessed.
Midian, Now will this multitude lick           13 And Balaam rose up in the morn-
up all that is round about us, as the         ing, and said unto the princes of B a-
ox licketh up the grass of the field.         lak, Get you into your land; for J e-
And Balak the son of Zippor was               hovah refuseth to give me leave to
king of Moab at that time.                    go with you.
 5 And he sent messengers unto Ba-             14 And the princes of Moab rose up,
laam the son of Beor, to Pethor,              and they went unto Balak, and said,
which is by the River, to the land of         Balaam refuseth to come with us.
the children of his people, to call            15 And Balak sent yet again princes,
him, saying, Behold, there is a               more, and more honorable than they.
people come out from Egypt: behold,            16 And they came to Balaam, and
they cover the face of the earth, and         said to him, Thus saith Balak the son
they abide over against me.                   of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee,
 6 Come now therefore, I pray thee,           hinder thee from coming unto me:
curse me this people; for they are too         17 for I will promote thee unto very
mighty for me: peradventure I shall           great honor, and whatsoever thou
prevail, that we may smite them, and          sayest unto me I will do: come ther e-
that I may drive them out of the              fore, I pray thee, curse me this
land; for I know that he whom thou            people.
blessest is blessed, and he whom               18 And Balaam answered and said
thou cursest is cursed.                       unto the servants of Balak, If Balak
 7 And the elders of Moab and t he            would give me his house full of sil-
elders of Midian departed with the            ver and gold, I cannot go beyond the
rewards of divination in their hand;          word of Jehovah my God, to do less
and they came unto Balaam, and                or more.
spake unto him the words of Balak.             19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry
 8 And he said unto them, Lodge               ye also here this night, that I may
here this night, and I will bring you         know what Jehovah will speak unto
word again, as Jehovah shall speak            me more.
unto me: and the princes of Moab               20 And God came unto Balaam at
abode with Balaam.                            night, and said unto him, If the men
 9 And God came unto Balaam, and              are come to call thee, rise up, go
said, What men are these with thee?           with them; but only the word which I
 10 And Balaam said unto God, Ba-             speak unto thee, that shalt thou do.
lak the son of Zippor, king of Moab,           21 And Balaam rose up in the morn-
hath sent unto me, `saying',                  ing, and saddled his ass, and went
 11 Behold, the people that is come           with the princes of Moab.



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 22 And God's anger was kindled b e-           hovah standing in the way, with his
cause he went; and the angel of J e-           sword drawn in his hand; and he
hovah placed himself in the way for            bowed his head, and fell on his face.
an adversary against him. Now he                32 And the angel of Jehovah said
was riding upon his ass, and his two           unto him, Wherefore hast thou smit-
servants were with him.                        ten thine ass these three times? b e-
 23 And the ass saw the angel of J e-          hold, I am come forth for an adve r-
hovah standing in the way, with his            sary, because thy way is perverse b e-
sword drawn in his hand; and the ass           fore me:
turned aside out of the way, and w ent          33 and the ass saw me, and turned
into the field: and Balaam smote the           aside before me these three times:
ass, to turn her into the way.                 unless she had turned aside from me,
 24 Then the angel of Jehovah stood            surely now I had even slain thee, and
in a narrow path between the vi-               saved her alive.
neyards, a wall being on this side,             34 And Balaam said unto the angel
and a wall on that side.                       of Jehovah, I have sinned; for I knew
 25 And the ass saw the angel of J e-          not that thou stoodest in the way
hovah, and she thrust herself unto             against me: now therefore, if it di s-
the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot            please thee, I will get me back again.
against the wall: and he smote her              35 And the angel of Jehovah said
again.                                         unto Balaam, Go with the men; but
 26 And the angel of Jehovah went              only the word that I shall speak unto
further, and stood in a narrow place,          thee, that thou shalt speak. So Ba-
where was no way to turn either to             laam went with the princes of Balak.
the right hand or to the left.                  36 And when Balak heard that Ba-
 27 And the ass saw the angel of Je-           laam was come, he went out to meet
hovah, and she lay down under Ba-              him unto the City of Moab, which is
laam: and Balaam's anger was ki n-             on the border of the Arnon, which is
dled, and he smote the ass with his            in the utmost part of the border.
staff.                                          37 And Balak said unto Balaam, Did
 28 And Jehovah opened the mouth               I not earnestly send unto thee to call
of the ass, and she said unto Balaam,          thee? wherefore camest thou not u n-
What have I done unto thee, that               to me? am I not able indeed to pro-
thou hast smitten me these three               mote thee to honor?
times?                                          38 And Balaam said unto Balak, Lo,
 29 And Balaam said unto the ass,              I am come unto thee: have I now any
Because thou hast mocked me, I                 power at all to speak an ything? the
would there were a sword in my                 word that God putteth in my mouth,
hand, for now I had killed thee.               that shall I speak.
 30 And the ass said unto Balaam,               39 And Balaam went with Balak,
Am not I thine ass, upon which thou            and they came unto Kiriath-huzoth.
hast ridden all thy life long unto this         40 And Balak sacrificed oxen and
day? was I ever wont to do so unto             sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the
thee? and he said, Nay.                        princes that were with him.
 31 Then Jehovah opened the eyes of             41 And it came to pass in the morn-
Balaam, and he saw the angel of J e-           ing, that Balak took Balaam, and



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brought him up into the high places           his!
of Baal; and he saw from thence the            11 And Balak said unto Balaam,
utmost part of the people.                    What hast thou done unto me? I took
                                              thee to curse mine enemies, and, b e-
            CHAPTER 23                        hold, thou hast blessed them alt o-
 1 And Balaam said unto Balak,                gether.
Build me here seven altars, and pr e-          12 And he answered and said, Must
pare me here seven bullocks and               I not take heed to speak that which
seven rams.                                   Jehovah putteth in my mouth?
 2 And Balak did as Balaam had sp o-           13 And Balak said unto him, Come,
ken; and Balak and Balaam offered             I pray thee, with me unto another
on every altar a bullock and a ram.           place, from whence thou mayest see
 3 And Balaam said unto Balak,                them; thou shalt see but the utmost
Stand by thy burnt-offering, and I            part of them, and shalt not see them
will go: peradventure Jehovah will            all: and curse me them from thence.
come to meet me; and whatsoever he             14 And he took him into the field of
showeth me I will tell thee. And he           Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and
went to a bare height.                        built seven altars, and offered up a
 4 And God met Balaam: and he said            bullock and a ram on every altar.
unto him, I have prepared the seven            15 And he said unto Balak, Stand
altars, and I have offered up a bul-          here by thy burnt-offering, while I
lock and a ram on every altar.                meet `Jehovah' yonder.
 5 And Jehovah put a word in Ba-               16 And Jehovah met Balaam, and
laam's mouth, and said, Return unto           put a word in his mouth, and said,
Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.             Return unto Balak, and thus shalt
 6 And he returned unto him, and, lo,         thou speak.
he was standing by his burnt -                 17 And he came to him, and, lo, he
offering, he, and all the princes of          was standing by his burnt -offering,
Moab.                                         and the princes of Moab with him.
 7 And he took up his parable, and            And Balak said unto him, What hath
said, From Aram hath Balak brought            Jehovah spoken?
me, The king of Moab from the                  18 And he took up his parable, and
mountains of the East: Come, curse            said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; Hea r-
me Jacob, And come, defy Israel.              ken unto me, thou son of Zippor:
 8 How shall I curse, whom God hath            19 God is not a man, that he should
not cursed? And how shall I defy,             lie, Neither the son of man, that he
whom Jehovah hath not defied?                 should repent: Hath he said, and will
 9 For from the top of the rocks I see        he not do it? Or hath he spoken, and
him, And from the hills I behold              will he not make it good?
him: lo, it is a people that dwelleth          20 Behold, I have received `com-
alone, And shall not be reckoned              mandment' to bless: And he hath
among the nations.                            blessed, and I cannot reverse it.
 10 Who can count the dust of Jacob,           21 He hath not beheld iniquity in
Or number the fourth part of Israel?          Jacob; Neither hath he seen per-
Let me die the death of the righ-             verseness in Israel: Jehovah his God
teous, And let my last end be like            is with him, And the shout of a king



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is among them.                                came upon him.
 22 God bringeth them forth out of             3 And he took up his parable, and
Egypt; He hath as it were the                 said, Balaam the son of Beor saith,
strength of the wild-ox.                      And the man whose eye was closed
 23 Surely there is no enchantment            saith;
with Jacob; Neither is there any d i-          4 He saith, who heareth the words
vination with Israel: Now shalt it be         of God, Who seeth the vision of the
said of Jacob and of Israel, What             Almighty, Falling down, and having
hath God wrought!                             his eyes open:
 24 Behold, the people riseth up as a          5 How goodly are thy tents, O J a-
lioness, And as a lion doth he lift           cob, Thy tabernacles, O Israel!
himself up: He shall not lie down u n-         6 As valleys are they spread forth,
til he eat of the prey, And drink the         As gardens by the river-side, As
blood of the slain.                           lign-aloes which Jehovah hath
 25 And Balak said unto Balaam,               planted, As cedar-trees beside the
Neither curse them at all, nor bless          waters.
them at all.                                   7 Water shall flow from his buckets,
 26 But Balaam answered and said              And his seed shall be in many w a-
unto Balak, Told not I thee, sa ying,         ters, And his king shall be higher
All that Jehovah speaketh, that I             than Agag, And his kingdom shall be
must do?                                      exalted.
 27 And Balak said unto Balaam,                8 God bringeth him forth out of
Come now, I will take thee unto               Egypt; He hath as it were the
another place; peradventure it will           strength of the wild-ox: He shall eat
please God that thou mayest curse             up the nations his adversaries, And
me them from thence.                          shall break their bones in pieces,
 28 And Balak took Balaam unto the            And smite `them' through with his
top of Peor, that looketh down upon           arrows.
the desert.                                    9 He couched, he lay down as a
 29 And Balaam said unto Balak,               lion, And as a lioness; who shall
Build me here seven altars, and pr e-         rouse him up? Blessed be every one
pare me here seven bullocks and               that blesseth thee, And cursed be
seven rams.                                   every one that curseth thee.
 30 And Balak did as Balaam had                10 And Balak's anger was kindled
said, and offered up a bullock and a          against Balaam, and he smote his
ram on every altar.                           hands together; and Balak said unto
                                              Balaam, I called thee to curse mine
             CHAPTER 24                       enemies, and, behold, thou hast alt o-
 1 And when Balaam saw that it                gether blessed them these three
pleased Jehovah to bless Israel, he           times.
went not, as at the other times, to            11 Therefore now flee thou to thy
meet with enchantments, but he set            place: I thought to promote thee unto
his face toward the wilderness.               great honor; but, lo, Jehovah hath
 2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes,             kept thee back from honor.
and he saw Israel dwelling according           12 And Balaam said unto Balak,
to their tribes; and the Spirit of God        Spake I not also to thy messengers



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that thou sentest unto me, sa ying,             23 And he took up his parable, and
 13 If Balak would give me his house           said, Alas, who shall live when God
full of silver and gold, I cannot go           doeth this?
beyond the word of Jehovah, to do               24 But ships `shall come' from the
either good or bad of mine own                 coast of Kittim, And they shall a f-
mind; what Jehovah speaketh, that              flict Asshur, and shall affli ct Eber;
will I speak?                                  And he also shall come to d estruc-
 14 And now, behold, I go unto my              tion.
people: come, `and' I will advertise            25 And Balaam rose up, and went
thee what this people shall do to thy          and returned to his place; and Balak
people in the latter days.                     also went his way.
 15 And he took up his parable, and
said, Balaam the son of Beor saith,                        CHAPTER 25
And the man whose eye was closed                1 And Israel abode in Shittim; and
saith;                                         the people began to play the harlot
 16 He saith, who heareth the words            with the daughters of Moab:
of God, And knoweth the knowledge               2 for they called the people unto the
of the Most High, Who seeth the vi-            sacrifices of their gods; and the
sion of the Almighty, Falling down,            people did eat, and bowed down to
and having his eyes open:                      their gods.
 17 I see him, but not now; I behold            3 And Israel joined himself unto
him, but not nigh: There shall come            Baal-peor: and the anger of J ehovah
forth a star out of Jacob, And a sce p-        was kindled against Israel.
tre shall rise out of Israel, And shall         4 And Jehovah said unto Moses,
smite through the corners of Moab,             Take all the chiefs of the people, and
And break down all the sons o f tu-            hang them up unto Jehovah before
mult.                                          the sun, that the fierce anger of J e-
 18 And Edom shall be a possession,            hovah may turn away from Israel.
Seir also shall be a possession, `who           5 And Moses said unto the judges of
were' his enemies; While Israel                Israel, Slay ye every one his men
doeth valiantly.                               that have joined themselves unto
 19 And out of Jacob shall one have            Baal-peor.
dominion, And shall destroy the                 6 And, behold, one of the children
remnant from the city.                         of Israel came and brought unto his
 20 And he looked on Amalek, and               brethren a Midianitish woman in the
took up his parable, and said, Am a-           sight of Moses, and in the sight of
lek was the first of the nations; But          all the congregation of the children
his latter end shall come to destru c-         of Israel, while they were weeping at
tion.                                          the door of the tent of meeting.
 21 And he looked on the Kenite, and            7 And when Phinehas, the son of
took up his parable, and said, Strong          Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest,
is thy dwelling-place, And thy nest is         saw it, he rose up from the midst of
set in the rock.                               the congregation, and took a spear in
 22 Nevertheless Kain shall be                 his hand;
wasted, Until Asshur shall carry thee           8 and he went after the man of
away captive.                                  Israel into the pavilion, and thrust



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both of them through, the man of              and unto Eleazar the son of Aaron
Israel, and the woman through her             the priest, saying,
body. So the plague was stayed from            2 Take the sum of all the congrega-
the children of Israel.                       tion of the children of Israel, from
 9 And those that died by the plague          twenty years old and upward, by
were twenty and four thousand.                their fathers' houses, all that are able
 10 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,             to go forth to war in Israel.
saying,                                        3 And Moses and Eleazar the priest
 11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the         spake with them in the plains of
son of Aaron the priest, hath turned          Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, sa y-
my wrath away from the children of            ing,
Israel, in that he was jealous with            4 `Take the sum of the people', from
my jealousy among them, so that I             twenty years old and upward; as Je-
consumed not the children of Israel           hovah commanded Moses and the
in my jealousy.                               children of Israel, that came forth
 12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give             out of the land of Egypt.
unto him my covenant of peace:                 5 Reuben, the first-born of Israel;
 13 and it shall be unto him, and to          the sons of Reuben: `of' Hanoch, the
his seed after him, the covenant of           family of the Hanochites; of Pallu,
an everlasting priesthood; because            the family of the Palluites;
he was jealous for his God, and made           6 of Hezron, the family of the He-
atonement for the children of Israel.         zronites; of Carmi, the family of the
 14 Now the name of the man of                Carmites.
Israel that was slain, who was slain           7 These are the families of the Reu-
with the Midianitish woman, was               benites; and they that were numbered
Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a         of them were forty and three tho u-
fathers' house among the Simeonites.          sand and seven hundred and thirty.
 15 And the name of the Midianitish            8 And the sons of Pallu: Eliab.
woman that was slain was Cozbi, the            9 And the sons of Eliab: Nemuel,
daughter of Zur; he was head of the           and Dathan, and Abiram. These are
people of a fathers' house in Midian.         that Dathan and Abiram, who were
 16 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,             called of the congregation, who
saying,                                       strove against Moses and against A a-
 17 Vex the Midianites, and smite             ron in the company of Korah, when
them;                                         they strove against Jehovah,
 18 for they vex you with their wiles,         10 and the earth opened its mouth,
wherewith they have beguiled you in           and swallowed them up together with
the matter of Peor, and in the matter         Korah, when that company died;
of Cozbi, the daughter of the prince          what time the fire devoured two
of Midian, their sister, who was slain        hundred and fifty men, and they b e-
on the day of the plague in the mat-          came a sign.
ter of Peor.                                   11 Notwithstanding, the sons of Ko-
                                              rah died not.
            CHAPTER 26                         12 The sons of Simeon after their
 1 And it came to pass after the pl a-        families: of Nemuel, the family of
gue, that Jehovah spake unto Moses            the Nemuelites; of Jamin, the fa mily



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of the Jaminites; of Jachin, the fam i-         char according to those that were
ly of the Jachinites;                           numbered of them, threescore and
 13 of Zerah, the family of the Zera-           four thousand and three hundred.
hites; of Shaul, the family of the               26 The sons of Zebulun after their
Shaulites.                                      families: of Sered, the family of the
 14 These are the families of the               Seredites; of Elon, the family of the
Simeonites, twenty and two tho usand            Elonites; of Jahleel, the family of
and two hundred.                                the Jahleelites.
 15 The sons of Gad after their fam i-           27 These are the families of the Ze-
lies: of Zephon, the family of the              bulunites according to those that
Zephonites; of Haggi, the family of             were numbered of them, threescore
the Haggites; of Shuni, the family of           thousand and five hundred.
the Shunites;                                    28 The sons of Joseph after their
 16 of Ozni, the family of the Oz-              families: Manasseh and Ephraim.
nites; of Eri, the family of the Erites;         29 The sons of Manasseh: of Ma-
 17 of Arod, the family of the Aro-             chir, the family of the Machirites;
dites; of Areli, the family of the Ar e-        and Machir begat Gilead; of Gilead,
lites.                                          the family of the Gileadites.
 18 These are the families of the sons           30 These are the sons of Gilead: `of'
of Gad according to those that were             Iezer, the family of the Iezerites; of
numbered of them, forty thousand                Helek, the family of the Helekites;
and five hundred.                                31 and `of' Asriel, the family of the
 19 The sons of Judah: Er and Onan;             Asrielites; and `of' Shechem, the
and Er and Onan died in the land of             family of the Shechemites;
Canaan.                                          32 and `of' Shemida, the family of
 20 And the sons of Judah after their           the Shemidaites; and `of' Hepher, the
families were: of Shelah, the family            family of the Hepherites.
of the Shelanites; of Perez, the fami-           33 And Zelophehad the son of He-
ly of the Perezites; of Zerah, the              pher had no sons, but daughters: and
family of the Zerahites.                        the names of the daughters of Zel o-
 21 And the sons of Perez were: of              phehad were Mahlah, and Noah,
Hezron, the family of the Hezro-                Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
nites; of Hamul, the family of the               34 These are the families of Manas-
Hamulites.                                      seh; and they that were numbered of
 22 These are the families of Judah             them were fifty and two thousand
according to those that were nu m-              and seven hundred.
bered of them, threescore and six-               35 These are the sons of Ephraim
teen thousand and five hundred.                 after their families: of Shuthelah, the
 23 The sons of Issachar after their            family of the Shuthelahites; of Bech-
families: `of' Tola, the family of the          er, the family of the Becherites; of
Tolaites; of Puvah, the family of the           Tahan, the family of the Tahanites.
Punites;                                         36 And these are the sons of Shuth e-
 24 of Jashub, the family of the J a-           lah: of Eran, the family of the E ra-
shubites; of Shimron, the family of             nites.
the Shimronites.                                 37 These are the families of the sons
 25 These are the families of Iss a-            of Ephraim according to those that



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were numbered of them, thirty and              49 of Jezer, the family of the Jez e-
two thousand and five hundred.                rites; of Shillem, the family of the
These are the sons of Joseph after            Shillemites.
their families.                                50 These are the families of Naphta-
 38 The sons of Benjamin after their          li according to their families; and
families: of Bela, the family of the          they that were numbered of them
Belaites; of Ashbel, the family of the        were forty and five thousand and
Ashbelites; of Ahiram, the family of          four hundred.
the Ahiramites;                                51 These are they that were num-
 39 of Shephupham, the family of the          bered of the children of Israel, six
Shuphamites; of Hupham, the family            hundred thousand and a thousand
of the Huphamites.                            seven hundred and thirty.
 40 And the sons of Bela were Ard              52 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,
and Naaman: `of Ard', the family of           saying,
the Ardites; of Naaman, the family             53 Unto these the land shall be d i-
of the Naamites.                              vided for an inheritance accor ding to
 41 These are the sons of Benjamin            the number of names.
after their families; and they that            54 To the more thou shalt give the
were numbered of them were forty              more inheritance, and to the fewer
and five thousand and six hundred.            thou shalt give the less inheritance:
 42 These are the sons of Dan after           to every one according to those that
their families: of Shuham, the family         were numbered of him shall his inh e-
of the Shuhamites. These are the              ritance be given.
families of Dan after their families.          55 Notwithstanding, the land shall
 43 All the families of the Shuha-            be divided by lot: according to the
mites, according to those that were           names of the tribes of their fathers
numbered of them, were threescore             they shall inherit.
and four thousand and four hundred.            56 According to the lot shall their
 44 The sons of Asher after their             inheritance be divided between the
families: of Imnah, the family of the         more and the fewer.
Imnites; of Ishvi, the family of the           57 And these are they that were
Ishvites; of Beriah, the family of the        numbered of the Levites after their
Berites.                                      families: of Gershon, the family of
 45 Of the sons of Beriah: of Heber,          the Gershonites; of Kohath, the
the family of the Heberites; of Mal-          family of the Kohathites; of Merari,
chiel, the family of the Malchielites.        the family of the Merarites.
 46 And the name of the daughter of            58 These are the families of Levi:
Asher was Serah.                              the family of the Libnites, the family
 47 These are the families of the sons        of the Hebronites, the family of the
of Asher according to those that              Mahlites, the family of the Mushites,
were numbered of them, fifty and              the family of the Korahites. And K o-
three thousand and four hundred.              hath begat Amram.
 48 The sons of Naphtali after their           59 And the name of Amram's wife
families: of Jahzeel, the family of           was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi,
the Jahzeelites; of Guni, the family          who was born to Levi in Egypt: and
of the Gunites;                               she bare unto Amram Aaron and



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Moses, and Miriam their sister.              of them that gathered themselves to-
 60 And unto Aaron were born Nadab           gether against Jehovah in the com-
and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.              pany of Korah: but he died in his
 61 And Nadab and Abihu died, when           own sin; and he had no sons.
they offered strange fire before J e-         4 Why should the name of our father
hovah.                                       be taken away from among his fami-
 62 And they that were numbered of           ly, because he had no son? Give unto
them were twenty and three thou-             us a possession among the bret hren
sand, every male from a month old            of our father.
and upward: for they were not num-            5 And Moses brought their cause b e-
bered among the children of Israel,          fore Jehovah.
because there was no inheritance              6 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,
given them among the children of             saying,
Israel.                                       7 The daughters of Zelophehad
 63 These are they that were num-            speak right: thou shalt surely give
bered by Moses and Eleazar the               them a possession of an inheritance
priest, who numbered the children of         among their father's brethren; and
Israel in the plains of Moab by the          thou shalt cause the inheritance of
Jordan at Jericho.                           their father to pass unto them.
 64 But among these there was not a           8 And thou shalt speak unto the
man of them that were numbered by            children of Israel, saying, If a man
Moses and Aaron the priest, who              die, and have no son, then ye shall
numbered the children of Israel in           cause his inheritance to pass unto his
the wilderness of Sinai.                     daughter.
 65 For Jehovah had said of them,             9 And if he have no daughter, then
They shall surely die in the wilde r-        ye shall give his inheritance unto his
ness. And there was not left a man of        brethren.
them, save Caleb the son of Jephu n-          10 And if he have no brethren, then
neh, and Joshua the son of Nun.              ye shall give his inheritance unto his
                                             father's brethren.
            CHAPTER 27                        11 And if his father have no bret h-
 1 Then drew near the daughters of           ren, then ye shall give his inherit-
Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the           ance unto his kinsman that is next to
son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the        him of his family, and he shall pos-
son of Manasseh, of the families of          sess it: and it shall be unto the child-
Manasseh the son of J oseph; and             ren of Israel a statute `and' ordin-
these are the names of his daughters:        ance, as Jehovah commanded Moses.
Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Mi l-           12 And Jehovah said unto Moses,
cah, and Tirzah.                             Get thee up into this mountain of
 2 And they stood before Moses, and          Abarim, and behold the land which I
before Eleazar the priest, and before        have given unto the children of
the princes and all the congregation,        Israel.
at the door of the tent of meeting,           13 And when thou hast seen it, thou
saying,                                      also shalt be gathered unto thy
 3 Our father died in the wilderness,        people, as Aaron thy brother was ga-
and he was not among the company             thered;



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 14 because ye rebelled against my             saying,
word in the wilderness of Zin, in the           2 Command the children of Israel,
strife of the congregation, to sanctify        and say unto them, My obl ation, my
me at the waters before their eyes.            food for my offerings made by fire,
(These are the waters of Meribah o f           of a sweet savor unto me, shall ye
Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.)              observe to offer unto me in their due
 15 And Moses spake unto Jehovah,              season.
saying,                                         3 And thou shalt say unto them,
 16 Let Jehovah, the God of the spi-           This is the offering made by fire
rits of all flesh, appoint a man over          which ye shall offer unto Jehovah:
the congregation,                              he-lambs a year old without blemish,
 17 who may go out before them, and            two day by day, for a continual
who may come in before them, and               burnt-offering.
who may lead them out, and who                  4 The one lamb shalt thou offer in
may bring them in; that the congr e-           the morning, and the other lamb
gation of Jehovah be not as sheep              shalt thou offer at even;
which have no shepherd.                         5 and the tenth part of an ephah of
 18 And Jehovah said unto Moses,               fine flour for a meal-offering, min-
Take thee Joshua the son of Nun, a             gled with the fourth part of a hin of
man in whom is the Spirit, and lay             beaten oil.
thy hand upon him;                              6 It is a continual burnt-offering,
 19 and set him before Eleazar the             which was ordained in mount Sinai
priest, and before all the congrega-           for a sweet savor, an offering made
tion; and give him a charge in their           by fire unto Jehovah.
sight.                                          7 And the drink-offering thereof
 20 And thou shalt put of thine honor          shall be the fourth part of a hin for
upon him, that all the congregation            the one lamb: in the holy place shalt
of the children of Israel may obey.            thou pour out a drink-offering of
 21 And he shall stand before Eleazar          strong drink unto Jehovah.
the priest, who shall inquire for him           8 And the other lamb shalt thou o f-
by the judgment of the Urim before             fer at even: as the meal-offering of
Jehovah: at his word shall they go             the morning, and as the drink -
out, and at his word they shall come           offering thereof, thou shalt o ffer it,
in, both he, and all the children of           an offering made by fire, o f a sweet
Israel with him, even all the co ngre-         savor unto Jehovah.
gation.                                         9 And on the sabbath day two he-
 22 And Moses did as Jehovah com-              lambs a year old without blemish,
manded him; and he took Joshua,                and two tenth parts `of an ephah' of
and set him before Eleazar the priest,         fine flour for a meal-offering, min-
and before all the congregation:               gled with oil, and the drink -offering
 23 and he laid his hands upon him,            thereof:
and gave him a charge, as Jeh ovah              10 this is the burnt-offering of every
spake by Moses.                                sabbath, besides the conti nual burnt-
                                               offering, and the drink-offering the-
         CHAPTER 28                            reof.
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months ye shall offer a burnt -                 21 a tenth part shalt thou offer for
offering unto Jehovah: two young               every lamb of the seven lambs;
bullocks, and one ram, seven he-                22 and one he-goat for a sin-
lambs a year old without blemish;              offering, to make atonement for you.
 12 and three tenth parts `of an                23 Ye shall offer these besides the
ephah' of fine flour for a meal -              burnt-offering of the morning, which
offering, mingled with oil, for each           is for a continual burnt-offering.
bullock; and two tenth parts of fine            24 After this manner ye shall offer
flour for a meal-offering, mingled             daily, for seven days, the food of the
with oil, for the one ram;                     offering made by fire, of a sweet s a-
 13 and a tenth part of fine flour             vor unto Jehovah: it shall be offered
mingled with oil for a meal -offering          besides the continual burnt-offering,
unto every lamb; for a burnt -offering         and the drink-offering thereof.
of a sweet savor, an offering made              25 And on the seventh day ye shall
by fire unto Jehovah.                          have a holy convocation: ye shall do
 14 And their drink-offerings shall            no servile work.
be half a hin of wine for a bullock,            26 Also in the day of the first -fruits,
and the third part of a hin for the            when ye offer a new meal-offering
ram, and the fourth part of a hin for          unto Jehovah in your `feast of'
a lamb: this is the burnt-offering of          weeks, ye shall have a holy conv oca-
every month throughout the months              tion; ye shall do no servile work;
of the year.                                    27 but ye shall offer a burnt-
 15 And one he-goat for a sin-                 offering for a sweet savor unto Jeh o-
offering unto Jehovah; it shall be o f-        vah: two young bullocks, one ram,
fered besides the continual burnt-             seven he-lambs a year old;
offering, and the drink-offering the-           28 and their meal-offering, fine
reof.                                          flour mingled with oil, three tenth
 16 And in the first month, on the             parts for each bullock, two tenth
fourteenth day of the month, is Jeho-          parts for the one ram,
vah's passover.                                 29 a tenth part for every lamb of the
 17 And on the fifteenth day of this           seven lambs;
month shall be a feast: seven days              30 one he-goat, to make atonement
shall unleavened bread be eaten.               for you.
 18 In the first day shall be a holy            31 Besides the continual burnt -
convocation: ye shall do no servile            offering, and the meal-offering the-
work;                                          reof, ye shall offer them (they shall
 19 but ye shall offer an offering             be unto you without blemish), and
made by fire, a burnt-offering unto            their drink-offerings.
Jehovah: two young bullocks, and
one ram, and seven he-lambs a year                         CHAPTER 29
old; they shall be unto you without             1 And in the seventh month, on the
blemish;                                       first day of the month, ye shall have
 20 and their meal-offering, fine              a holy convocation; ye shall do no
flour mingled with oil: three tenth            servile work: it is a day of blowing
parts shall ye offer for a bullock, and        of trumpets unto you.
two tenth parts for the ram;                    2 And ye shall offer a burnt-offering



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for a sweet savor unto Jehovah: one           offering, an offering made by fire, of
young bullock, one ram, seven he-             a sweet savor unto Jehovah; thirteen
lambs a year old without blemish;             young bullocks, two rams, fourteen
 3 and their meal-offering, fine flour        he-lambs a year old; they shall be
mingled with oil, three tenth parts           without blemish;
for the bullock, two tenth parts for           14 and their meal-offering, fine
the ram,                                      flour mingled with oil, three tenth
 4 and one tenth part for every lamb          parts for every bullock of the thi r-
of the seven lambs;                           teen bullocks, two tenth parts for
 5 and one he-goat for a sin-offering,        each ram of the two rams,
to make atonement for you;                     15 and a tenth part for every lamb
 6 besides the burnt-offering of the          of the fourteen lambs;
new moon, and the meal-offering                16 and one he-goat for a sin-
thereof, and the continual burnt -            offering, besides the continual burnt -
offering and the meal-offering the-           offering, the meal-offering thereof,
reof, and their drink-offerings, ac-          and the drink-offering thereof.
cording unto their ordinance, for a            17 And on the second day `ye shall
sweet savor, an offering made by fire         offer' twelve young bullocks, two
unto Jehovah.                                 rams, fourteen he-lambs a year old
 7 And on the tenth day of this s e-          without blemish;
venth month ye shall have a holy               18 and their meal-offering and their
convocation; and ye shall afflict             drink-offerings for the bullocks, for
your souls: ye shall do no manner of          the rams, and for the lambs, accord-
work;                                         ing to their number, after the o rdin-
 8 but ye shall offer a burnt-offering        ance;
unto Jehovah for a sweet savor: one            19 and one he-goat for a sin-
young bullock, one ram, seven he-             offering; besides the continual burnt -
lambs a year old; they shall be unto          offering, and the meal-offering the-
you without blemish;                          reof, and their drink-offerings.
 9 and their meal-offering, fine flour         20 And on the third day eleven bul-
mingled with oil, three tenth parts           locks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a
for the bullock, two tenth parts for          year old without blemish;
the one ram,                                   21 and their meal-offering and their
 10 a tenth part for every lamb of the        drink-offerings for the bullocks, for
seven lambs:                                  the rams, and for the lambs, accord-
 11 one he-goat for a sin-offering;           ing to their number, after the o rdin-
besides the sin-offering of atone-            ance;
ment, and the continual burnt -                22 and one he-goat for a sin-
offering, and the meal-offering the-          offering; besides the continual burnt -
reof, and their drink-offerings.              offering, and the meal-offering the-
 12 And on the fifteenth day of the           reof, and the drink-offering thereof.
seventh month ye shall have a holy             23 And on the fourth day ten bul-
convocation; ye shall do no servile           locks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a
work, and ye shall keep a feast unto          year old without blemish;
Jehovah seven days:                            24 their meal-offering and their
 13 and ye shall offer a burnt-               drink-offerings for the bullocks, for



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the rams, and for the lambs, accord-            36 but ye shall offer a burnt-
ing to their number, after the o rdin-         offering, an offering made by fire, of
ance;                                          a sweet savor unto Jehovah: one bul-
 25 and one he-goat for a sin-                 lock, one ram, seven he-lambs a year
offering; besides the continual burnt -        old without blemish;
offering, the meal-offering thereof,            37 their meal-offering and their
and the drink-offering thereof.                drink-offerings for the bullock, for
 26 And on the fifth day nine bul-             the ram, and for the lambs, shall be
locks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a           according to their number, after the
year old without blemish;                      ordinance:
 27 and their meal-offering and their           38 and one he-goat for a sin-
drink-offerings for the bullocks, for          offering, besides the continual burnt -
the rams, and for the lambs, accord-           offering, and the meal-offering the-
ing to their number, after the o rdin-         reof, and the drink-offering thereof.
ance;                                           39 These ye shall offer unto Jehovah
 28 and one he-goat for a sin-                 in your set feasts, besides your
offering, besides the continual burnt -        vows, and your freewill-offerings,
offering, and the meal-offering the-           for your burnt-offerings, and for
reof, and the drink-offering thereof.          your meal-offerings, and for your
 29 And on the sixth day eight bul-            drink-offerings, and for your peace-
locks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a           offerings.
year old without blemish;                       40 And Moses told the children of
 30 and their meal-offering and their          Israel according to all that Jehovah
drink-offerings for the bullocks, for          commanded Moses.
the rams, and for the lambs, accord-
ing to their number, after the o rdin-                      CHAPTER 30
ance;                                           1 And Moses spake unto the heads
 31 and one he-goat for a sin-                 of the tribes of the children of Israel,
offering; besides the continual bu rnt-        saying, This is the thing which Jeho-
offering, the meal-offering thereof,           vah hath commanded.
and the drink-offerings thereof.                2 When a man voweth a vow unto
 32 And on the seventh day seven               Jehovah, or sweareth an oath to bind
bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-               his soul with a bond, he shall not
lambs a year old without blemish;              break his word; he shall do accord-
 33 and their meal-offering and their          ing to all that proceedeth out of his
drink-offerings for the bullocks, for          mouth.
the rams, and for the lambs, accord-            3 Also when a woman voweth a vow
ing to their number, after the o rdin-         unto Jehovah, and bindeth herself by
ance;                                          a bond, being in her father's house,
 34 and one he-goat for a sin-                 in her youth,
offering; besides the continual burnt -         4 and her father heareth her vow,
offering, the meal-offering thereof,           and her bond wherewith she hath
and the drink-offering thereof.                bound her soul, and her father hol-
 35 On the eighth day ye shall have a          deth his peace at her; then all her
solemn assembly: ye shall do no ser-           vows shall stand, and every bond
vile work;                                     wherewith she hath bound her soul



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shall stand.                                  make it void.
 5 But if her father disallow her in           14 But if her husband altogether
the day that he heareth, none of her          hold his peace at her from day to
vows, or of her bonds wherewith she           day, then he establisheth all her
hath bound her soul, shall stand: and         vows, or all her bonds, which are
Jehovah will forgive her, because her         upon her: he hath established them,
father disallowed her.                        because he held his peace at her in
 6 And if she be `married' to a hus-          the day that he heard them.
band, while her vows are upon her,             15 But if he shall make them null
or the rash utterance of her lips,            and void after that he hath heard
wherewith she hath bound her soul,            them, then he shall bear her iniquity.
 7 and her husband hear it, and hold           16 These are the statutes, which J e-
his peace at her in the day that he           hovah commanded Moses, between a
heareth it; then her vows shall stand,        man and his wife, between a father
and her bonds wherewith she hath              and his daughter, being in her youth,
bound her soul shall stand.                   in her father's house.
 8 But if her husband disallow her in
the day that he heareth it, then he                        CHAPTER 31
shall make void her vow which is               1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,
upon her, and the rash utterance of           saying,
her lips, wherewith she hath bound             2 Avenge the children of Israel of
her soul: and Jehovah will forgive            the Midianites: afterward shalt thou
her.                                          be gathered unto thy people.
 9 But the vow of a widow, or of her           3 And Moses spake unto the people,
that is divorced, `even' everything           saying, Arm ye men from among you
wherewith she hath bound her soul,            for the war, that they may go against
shall stand against her.                      Midian, to execute Jehovah's ve n-
 10 And if she vowed in her hus-              geance on Midian.
band's house, or bound her soul by a           4 Of every tribe a thousand,
bond with an oath,                            throughout all the tribes of Israel,
 11 and her husband heard it, and             shall ye send to the war.
held his peace at her, and disallowed          5 So there were delivered, out of the
her not; then all her vows shall              thousands of Israel, a thousand of
stand, and every bond wherewith she           every tribe, twelve thousand armed
bound her soul shall stand.                   for war.
 12 But if her husband made them               6 And Moses sent them, a thousand
null and void in the day that he              of every tribe, to the war, them and
heard them, then whatsoever pro-              Phinehas the son of Eleazar the
ceeded out of her lips concerning her         priest, to the war, with the vessels of
vows, or concerning the bond of her           the sanctuary and the trumpets for
soul, shall not stand: her husband            the alarm in his hand.
hath made them void; and Jehovah               7 And they warred against Midian,
will forgive her.                             as Jehovah commanded Moses; and
 13 Every vow, and every binding              they slew every male.
oath to afflict the soul, her husband          8 And they slew the kings of Midian
may establish it, or her husband may          with the rest of their slain: Evi, and



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Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba,               19 And encamp ye without the camp
the five kings of Midian: Balaam a l-           seven days: whosoever hath killed
so the son of Beor they slew with the           any person, and whosoever hath
sword.                                          touched any slain, purify yourselves
 9 And the children of Israel took              on the third day and on the seventh
captive the women of Midian and                 day, ye and your captives.
their little ones; and all their cattle,         20 And as to every garment, and all
and all their flocks, and all their             that is made of skin, and all work of
goods, they took for a prey.                    goats' `hair', and all things made of
 10 And all their cities in the places          wood, ye shall purify yourselves.
wherein they dwelt, and all their e n-           21 And Eleazar the priest said unto
campments, they burnt with fire.                the men of war that went to the ba t-
 11 And they took all the spoil, and            tle, This is the statute of the law
all the prey, both of man and of                which Jehovah hath commanded
beast.                                          Moses:
 12 And they brought the captives,               22 howbeit the gold, and the si lver,
and the prey, and the spoil, unto               the brass, the iron, the tin, and the
Moses, and unto Eleazar the priest,             lead,
and unto the congregation of the                 23 everything that may abide the
children of Israel, unto the camp at            fire, ye shall make to go through the
the plains of Moab, which are by the            fire, and it shall be clean; neve rthe-
Jordan at Jericho.                              less it shall be purified with the w a-
 13 And Moses, and Eleazar the                  ter for impurity: and all that abideth
priest, and all the princes of the co n-        not the fire ye shall make to go
gregation, went forth to meet them              through the water.
without the camp.                                24 And ye shall wash your clothes
 14 And Moses was wroth with the                on the seventh day, and ye shall be
officers of the host, the captains of           clean; and afterward ye shall come
thousands and the captains of hu n-             into the camp.
dreds, who came from the service of              25 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,
the war.                                        saying,
 15 And Moses said unto them, Have               26 Take the sum of the prey that
ye saved all the women alive?                   was taken, both of man and of beast,
 16 Behold, these caused the children           thou, and Eleazar the priest, and th e
of Israel, through the counsel of Ba-           heads of the fathers' `houses' of the
laam, to commit trespass against J e-           congregation;
hovah in the matter of Peor, and so              27 and divide the prey into two
the plague was among the congrega-              parts: between the men skilled in
tion of Jehovah.                                war, that went out to battle, and all
 17 Now therefore kill every male               the congregation.
among the little ones, and kill every            28 And levy a tribute unto Jehovah
woman that hath known man by l y-               of the men of war that went out to
ing with him.                                   battle: one soul of five hundred,
 18 But all the women-children, that            `both' of the persons, and of the
have not known man by lying with                oxen, and of the asses, and of the
him, keep alive for yourselves.                 flocks:



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 29 take it of their half, and give it         half, which Moses divided off from
unto Eleazar the priest, for J ehovah's        the men that warred,
heave-offering.                                 43 (now the congregation's half was
 30 And of the children of Israel's            three hundred thousand and thirty
half, thou shalt take one drawn out            thousand, seven thousand and five
of every fifty, of the persons, of the         hundred sheep,
oxen, of the asses, and of the flocks,          44 and thirty and six thousand oxen,
`even' of all the cattle, and give them         45 and thirty thousand and five
unto the Levites, that keep the                hundred asses,
charge of the tabernacle of Jeh ovah.           46 and sixteen thousand persons),
 31 And Moses and Eleazar the priest            47 even of the children of Israel's
did as Jehovah commanded Moses.                half, Moses took one drawn out of
 32 Now the prey, over and above the           every fifty, both of man and of beast,
booty which the men of war took,               and gave them unto the Levites, that
was six hundred thousand and seve n-           kept the charge of the tabernacle of
ty thousand and five thousand sheep,           Jehovah; as Jehovah commanded
 33 and threescore and twelve thou-            Moses.
sand oxen,                                      48 And the officers that were over
 34 and threescore and one thousand            the thousands of the host, the ca p-
asses,                                         tains of thousands, and the captains
 35 and thirty and two thousand per-           of hundreds, came near unto Moses;
sons in all, of the women that had              49 and they said unto Moses, Thy
not known man by lying with him.               servants have taken the sum of the
 36 And the half, which was the po r-          men of war that are under our
tion of them that went out to war,             charge, and there lacketh not one
was in number three hundred thou-              man of us.
sand and thirty thousand and seven              50 And we have brought J ehovah's
thousand and five hundred sheep:               oblation, what every man hath go t-
 37 and Jehovah's tribute of the               ten, of jewels of gold, ankle-chains,
sheep was six hundred and threes-              and bracelets, signet-rings, ear-rings,
core and fifteen.                              and armlets, to make atonement for
 38 And the oxen were thirty and six           our souls before Jehovah.
thousand; of which Jehovah's tri bute           51 And Moses and Eleazar the priest
was threescore and twelve.                     took the gold of them, even all
 39 And the asses were thirty tho u-           wrought jewels.
sand and five hundred; of which J e-            52 And all the gold of the heave-
hovah's tribute was threescore and             offering that they offered up to J e-
one.                                           hovah, of the captains of thousands,
 40 And the persons were sixteen               and of the captains of hundreds, was
thousand; of whom Jehovah's tribute            sixteen thousand seven hundred and
was thirty and two persons.                    fifty shekels.
 41 And Moses gave the tribute,                 53 (`For' the men of war had taken
which was Jehovah's heave-offering,            booty, every man for himself.)
unto Eleazar the priest, as Jehovah             54 And Moses and Eleazar the priest
commanded Moses.                               took the gold of the captains of thou-
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it into the tent of meeting, for a me-         11 Surely none of the men that came
morial for the children of Israel be-         up out of Egypt, from twenty years
fore Jehovah.                                 old and upward, shall see the land
                                              which I sware unto Abraham, unto
             CHAPTER 32                       Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they
 1 Now the children of Reuben and             have not wholly followed me:
the children of Gad had a very great           12 save Caleb the son of Jephunneh
multitude of cattle: and when they            the Kenizzite, and Joshua the son of
saw the land of Jazer, and the land of        Nun; because they have wholly fo l-
Gilead, that, behold, the place was a         lowed Jehovah.
place for cattle;                              13 And Jehovah's anger was kindled
 2 the children of Gad and the chi ld-        against Israel, and he made them
ren of Reuben came and spake unto             wander to and fro in the wilderness
Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and         forty years, until all the gener ation,
unto the princes of the congregation,         that had done evil in the sight of J e-
saying,                                       hovah, was consumed.
 3 Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and          14 And, behold, ye are risen up in
Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elealeh,             your fathers' stead, an increase of
and Sebam, and Nebo, and Beon,                sinful men, to augment yet the fierce
 4 the land which Jehovah smote b e-          anger of Jehovah toward Israel.
fore the congregation of Israel, is a          15 For if ye turn away from after
land for cattle; and thy servants have        him, he will yet again leave them in
cattle.                                       the wilderness; and ye will destroy
 5 And they said, If we have found            all this people.
favor in thy sight, let this land be           16 And they came near unto him,
given unto thy servants for a posse s-        and said, We will build sheepfolds
sion; bring us not over the Jordan.           here for our cattle, and cities for our
 6 And Moses said unto the chi ldren          little ones:
of Gad, and to the children of Re u-           17 but we ourselves will be ready
ben, Shall your brethren go to the            armed to go before the children of
war, and shall ye sit here?                   Israel, until we have brought them
 7 And wherefore discourage ye the            unto their place: and our little ones
heart of the children of Israel from          shall dwell in the fortified cities b e-
going over into the land which Jeh o-         cause of the inhabitants of the land.
vah hath given them?                           18 We will not return unto our
 8 Thus did your fathers, when I sent         houses, until the children of Israel
them from Kadesh-barnea to see the            have inherited every man his inherit-
land.                                         ance.
 9 For when they went up unto the              19 For we will not inherit with them
valley of Eshcol, and saw the land,           on the other side of the Jordan, and
they discouraged the heart of the             forward; because our inheritance is
children of Israel, that they should          fallen to us on this side of the Jo rdan
not go into the land which Jehovah            eastward.
had given them.                                20 And Moses said unto them, If ye
 10 And Jehovah's anger was kindled           will do this thing, if ye will arm
in that day, and he sware, sa ying,           yourselves to go before Jehovah to



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the war,                                       31 And the children of Gad and the
 21 and every armed man of you will           children of Reuben answered, sa y-
pass over the Jordan before Jeh ovah,         ing, As Jehovah hath said unto thy
until he hath driven out his en emies         servants, so will we do.
from before him,                               32 We will pass over armed before
 22 and the land is subdued before            Jehovah into the land of C anaan, and
Jehovah; then afterward ye shall r e-         the possession of our inheritance
turn, and be guiltless towards Jeh o-         `shall remain' with us beyond the
vah, and towards Israel; and this             Jordan.
land shall be unto you for a posse s-          33 And Moses gave unto them, even
sion before Jehovah.                          to the children of Gad, and to the
 23 But if ye will not do so, behold,         children of Reuben, and unto the
ye have sinned against Jehovah; and           half-tribe of Manasseh the son of J o-
be sure your sin will find you out.           seph, the kingdom of Sihon king of
 24 Build you cities for your little          the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og
ones, and folds for your sheep; and           king of Bashan, the land, according
do that which hath proceeded out of           to the cities thereof with `their' bo r-
your mouth.                                   ders, even the cities of the land
 25 And the children of Gad and the           round about.
children of Reuben spake unto Mos-             34 And the children of Gad built
es, saying, Thy servants will do as           Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,
my lord commandeth.                            35 and Atrothshophan, and Jazer,
 26 Our little ones, our wives, our           and Jogbehah,
flocks, and all our cattle, shall be           36 and Beth-nimrah, and Beth-
there in the cities of Gilead;                haran: fortified cities, and folds for
 27 but thy servants will pass over,          sheep.
every man that is armed for war, b e-          37 And the children of Reuben built
fore Jehovah to battle, as my lord            Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Kiri a-
saith.                                        thaim,
 28 So Moses gave charge concern-              38 and Nebo, and Baal-meon, (their
ing them to Eleazar the priest, and to        names being changed,) and Sibmah:
Joshua the son of Nun, and to the             and they gave other names unto the
heads of the fathers' `houses' of the         cities which they builded.
tribes of the children of Israel.              39 And the children of Machir the
 29 And Moses said unto them, If the          son of Manasseh went to Gilead, and
children of Gad and the children of           took it, and dispossessed the Am o-
Reuben will pass with you over the            rites that were therein.
Jordan, every man that is armed to             40 And Moses gave Gilead unto
battle, before Jehovah, and the land          Machir the son of Manasseh; and he
shall be subdued before you; then ye          dwelt therein.
shall give them the land of Gilead             41 And Jair the son of Manasseh
for a possession:                             went and took the towns thereof, and
 30 but if they will not pass over            called them Havvoth-jair.
with you armed, they shall have pos-           42 And Nobah went and took Ke-
sessions among you in the land of             nath, and the villages thereof, and
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                                              11 And they journeyed from the Red
             CHAPTER 33                      Sea, and encamped in the wilderness
 1 These are the journeys of the             of Sin.
children of Israel, when they went            12 And they journeyed from the
forth out of the land of Egypt by            wilderness of Sin, and encamped in
their hosts under the hand of Moses          Dophkah.
and Aaron.                                    13 And they journeyed from Doph-
 2 And Moses wrote their goings out          kah, and encamped in Alush.
according to their journeys by the            14 And they journeyed from Alush,
commandment of Jehovah: and these            and encamped in Rephidim, where
are their journeys according to their        was no water for the people to drink.
goings out.                                   15 And they journeyed from Rephi-
 3 And they journeyed from Ram eses          dim, and encamped in the wilderness
in the first month, on the fifteenth         of Sinai.
day of the first month; on the mo r-          16 And they journeyed from the
row after the passover the children          wilderness of Sinai, and encamped in
of Israel went out with a high hand          Kibroth-hattaavah.
in the sight of all the Egyptians,            17 And they journeyed from Ki-
 4 while the Egyptians were burying          broth-hattaavah, and encamped in
all their first-born, whom Jehovah           Hazeroth.
had smitten among them: upon their            18 And they journeyed from Haz e-
gods also Jehovah executed jud g-            roth, and encamped in Rithmah.
ments.                                        19 And they journeyed from Rith-
 5 And the children of Israel jou r-         mah, and encamped in Rimmon -
neyed from Rameses, and encamped             perez.
in Succoth.                                   20 And they journeyed from Rim-
 6 And they journeyed from Succoth,          mon-perez, and encamped in Libnah.
and encamped in Etham, which is in            21 And they journeyed from Libnah,
the edge of the wilderness.                  and encamped in Rissah.
 7 And they journeyed from Etham,             22 And they journeyed from Rissah,
and turned back unto Pihahiroth,             and encamped in Kehelathah.
which is before Baal-zephon: and              23 And they journeyed from Kehela-
they encamped before Migdol.                 thah, and encamped in mount Sh e-
 8 And they journeyed from before            pher.
Hahiroth, and passed through the              24 And they journeyed from mount
midst of the sea into the wilderness:        Shepher, and encamped in Haradah.
and they went three days' jou rney in         25 And they journeyed from Hara-
the wilderness of Etham, and en-             dah, and encamped in Makheloth.
camped in Marah.                              26 And they journeyed from Makhe-
 9 And they journeyed from Marah,            loth, and encamped in Tahath.
and came unto Elim: and in Elim               27 And they journeyed from Tahath,
were twelve springs of water, and            and encamped in Terah.
threescore and ten palm-trees; and            28 And they journeyed from Terah,
they encamped there.                         and encamped in Mithkah.
 10 And they journeyed from Elim,             29 And they journeyed from Mith-
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 30 And they journeyed from Hash-              gad, and encamped in Almon-
monah, and encamped in Moseroth.               diblathaim.
 31 And they journeyed from Mose-               47 And they journeyed from Almon-
roth, and encamped in Bene-jaakan.             diblathaim, and encamped in the
 32 And they journeyed from Bene-              mountains of Abarim, before Nebo.
jaakan, and encamped in Hor-                    48 And they journeyed from the
haggidgad.                                     mountains of Abarim, and encamped
 33 And they journeyed from Hor-               in the plains of Moab by the Jordan
haggidgad, and encamped in Jotba-              at Jericho.
thah.                                           49 And they encamped by the Jor-
 34 And they journeyed from Jotba-             dan, from Beth-jeshimoth even unto
thah, and encamped in Abronah.                 Abel-shittim in the plains of Moab.
 35 And they journeyed from Abro-               50 And Jehovah spake unto Moses
nah, and encamped in Ezion-geber.              in the plains of Moab by the Jordan
 36 And they journeyed from Ezion -            at Jericho, saying,
geber, and encamped in the wilder-              51 Speak unto the children of Israel,
ness of Zin (the same is Kadesh).              and say unto them, When ye pass
 37 And they journeyed from Ka-                over the Jordan into the land of C a-
desh, and encamped in mount Hor, in            naan,
the edge of the land of Edom.                   52 then ye shall drive out all the in-
 38 And Aaron the priest went up i n-          habitants of the land from b efore
to mount Hor at the commandment of             you, and destroy all their figured
Jehovah, and died there, in the fo r-          `stones', and destroy all their molten
tieth year after the children of Israel        images, and demolish all their high
were come out of the land of Egypt,            places:
in the fifth month, on the first day of         53 and ye shall take possession of
the month.                                     the land, and dwell therein; for unto
 39 And Aaron was a hundred and                you have I given the land to possess
twenty and three years old when he             it.
died in mount Hor.                              54 And ye shall inherit the land by
 40 And the Canaanite, the king of             lot according to your families; to the
Arad, who dwelt in the South in the            more ye shall give the more inher it-
land of Canaan, heard of the coming            ance, and to the fewer thou shalt
of the children of Israel.                     give the less inheritance: wheresoe v-
 41 And they journeyed from mount              er the lot falleth to any man, that
Hor, and encamped in Zalmonah.                 shall be his; according to the tribes
 42 And they journeyed from Zalmo-             of your fathers shall ye inherit.
nah, and encamped in Punon.                     55 But if ye will not drive out the
 43 And they journeyed from Punon,             inhabitants of the land from before
and encamped in Oboth.                         you, then shall those that ye let r e-
 44 And they journeyed from Oboth,             main of them be as pricks in your
and encamped in Iye-abarim, in the             eyes, and as thorns in your sides, and
border of Moab.                                they shall vex you in the land where-
 45 And they journeyed from Iyim,              in ye dwell.
and encamped in Dibon-gad.                      56 And it shall come to pass, that,
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I do unto you.                                side of Ain; and the border shall go
                                              down, and shall reach unto the side
             CHAPTER 34                       of the sea of Chinnereth eastward;
 1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,               12 and the border shall go down to
saying,                                       the Jordan, and the goings out th e-
 2 Command the children of Israel,            reof shall be at the Salt Sea. This
and say unto them, When ye come               shall be your land according to the
into the land of Canaan (this is the          borders thereof round about.
land that shall fall unto you for an           13 And Moses commanded the
inheritance, even the land of Canaan          children of Israel, saying, This is the
according to the borders thereof),            land which ye shall inherit by lot,
 3 then your south quarter shall be           which Jehovah hath commanded to
from the wilderness of Zin along by           give unto the nine tribes, and to the
the side of Edom, and your south              half-tribe;
border shall be from the end of the            14 for the tribe of the children of
Salt Sea eastward;                            Reuben according to their fathers'
 4 and your border shall turn about           houses, and the tribe of the children
southward of the ascent of Akrab-             of Gad according to their fathers'
bim, and pass along to Zin; and the           houses, have received, and the half -
goings out thereof shall be south-            tribe of Manasseh have received,
ward of Kadesh-barnea; and it shall           their inheritance:
go forth to Hazar-addar, and pass              15 the two tribes and the half-tribe
along to Azmon;                               have received their inheritance
 5 and the border shall turn about            beyond the Jordan at Jericho eas t-
from Azmon unto the brook of                  ward, toward the sunrising.
Egypt, and the goings out thereof              16 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,
shall be at the sea.                          saying,
 6 And for the western border, ye              17 These are the names of the men
shall have the great sea and the bo r-        that shall divide the land unto you
der `thereof': this shall be your west        for inheritance: Eleazar the priest,
border.                                       and Joshua the son of Nun.
 7 And this shall be your north bor-           18 And ye shall take one prince of
der: from the great sea ye shall mark         every tribe, to divide the land for in-
out for you mount Hor;                        heritance.
 8 from mount Hor ye shall mark out            19 And these are the names of the
unto the entrance of Hamath; and the          men: Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the
goings out of the border shall be at          son of Jephunneh.
Zedad;                                         20 And of the tribe of the children
 9 and the border shall go forth to           of Simeon, Shemuel the son of A m-
Ziphron, and the goings out thereof           mihud.
shall be at Hazar-enan: this shall be          21 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad
your north border.                            the son of Chislon.
 10 And ye shall mark out your east            22 And of the tribe of the children
border from Hazar-enan to Shepham;            of Dan a prince, Bukki the son of
 11 and the border shall go down              Jogli.
from Shepham to Riblah, on the east            23 Of the children of Joseph: of the



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tribe of the children of Manasseh a           north side two thousand cubits, the
prince, Hanniel the son of Ephod.             city being in the midst. This shall be
 24 And of the tribe of the children          to them the suburbs of the cities.
of Ephraim a prince, Kemuel the son            6 And the cities which ye shall give
of Shiphtan.                                  unto the Levites, they shall be the
 25 And of the tribe of the children          six cities of refuge, which ye shall
of Zebulun a prince, Elizaphan the            give for the manslayer to flee unto:
son of Parnach.                               and besides them ye shall give forty
 26 And of the tribe of the children          and two cities.
of Issachar a prince, Paltiel the son          7 All the cities which ye shall give
of Azzan.                                     to the Levites shall be forty and
 27 And of the tribe of the children          eight cities; them `shall ye give' with
of Asher a prince, Ahihud the son of          their suburbs.
Shelomi.                                       8 And concerning the cities which
 28 And of the tribe of the children          ye shall give of the possession of the
of Naphtali a prince, Pedahel the son         children of Israel, from the many ye
of Ammihud.                                   shall take many; and from the few ye
 29 These are they whom J ehovah              shall take few: every one according
commanded to divide the inheritance           to his inheritance which he inheriteth
unto the children of Israel in the            shall give of his cities unto the Le-
land of Canaan.                               vites.
                                               9 And Jehovah spake unto Moses,
            CHAPTER 35                        saying,
 1 And Jehovah spake unto Moses in             10 Speak unto the children of Israel,
the plains of Moab by the Jordan at           and say unto them, When ye pass
Jericho, saying,                              over the Jordan into the land of C a-
 2 Command the children of Israel,            naan,
that they give unto the Levites of the         11 then ye shall appoint you cities
inheritance of their possession cities        to be cities of refuge for you, that
to dwell in; and suburbs for the c i-         the manslayer that killeth any person
ties round about them shall ye give           unwittingly may flee thither.
unto the Levites.                              12 And the cities shall be unto you
 3 And the cities shall they have to          for refuge from the avenger, that the
dwell in; and their suburbs shall be          manslayer die not, until he stand b e-
for their cattle, and for their sub-          fore the congregation for judgment.
stance, and for all their beasts.              13 And the cities which ye shall
 4 And the suburbs of the cities,             give shall be for you six cities of r e-
which ye shall give unto the Levites,         fuge.
shall be from the wall of the city and         14 Ye shall give three cities beyond
outward a thousand cubits round               the Jordan, and three cities shall ye
about.                                        give in the land of Canaan; they
 5 And ye shall measure without the           shall be cities of refuge.
city for the east side two thousand            15 For the children of Israel, and
cubits, and for the south side two            for the stranger and for the sojourner
thousand cubits, and for the west             among them, shall these six cities be
side two thousand cubits, and for the         for refuge; that every one that killeth



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any person unwittingly may flee               and he shall dwell therein until the
thither.                                      death of the high priest, who was
 16 But if he smote him with an in-           anointed with the holy oil.
strument of iron, so that he died, he          26 But if the manslayer shall at any
is a murderer: the murderer shall             time go beyond the border of his city
surely be put to death.                       of refuge, whither he fleeth,
 17 And if he smote him with a stone           27 and the avenger of blood find
in the hand, whereby a man may die,           him without the border of his city of
and he died, he is a murderer: the            refuge, and the avenger of blood slay
murderer shall surely be put to               the manslayer; he shall not be guilty
death.                                        of blood,
 18 Or if he smote him with a wea-             28 because he should have remained
pon of wood in the hand, whereby a            in his city of refuge until the death
man may die, and he died, he is a             of the high priest: but after the death
murderer: the murderer shall surely           of the high priest the manslayer shall
be put to death.                              return into the land of his posses-
 19 The avenger of blood shall hi m-          sion.
self put the murderer to death: when           29 And these things shall be for a
he meeteth him, he shall put hi m to          statute `and' ordinance unto you
death.                                        throughout your generations in all
 20 And if he thrust him of hatred, or        your dwellings.
hurled at him, lying in wait, so that          30 Whoso killeth any person, the
he died,                                      murderer shall be slain at the mouth
 21 or in enmity smote him with his           of witnesses: but one witness shall
hand, so that he died; he that smote          not testify against any person that he
him shall surely be put to death; he          die.
is a murderer: the avenger of blood            31 Moreover ye shall take no ran-
shall put the murderer to death, when         som for the life of a murderer, that is
he meeteth him.                               guilty of death; but he shall surely
 22 But if he thrust him suddenly             be put to death.
without enmity, or hurled upon him             32 And ye shall take no ransom for
anything without lying in wait,               him that is fled to his city of re fuge,
 23 or with any stone, whereby a              that he may come again to dwell in
man may die, seeing him not, and              the land, until the death of the priest.
cast it upon him, so that he died, and         33 So ye shall not pollute the land
he was not his enemy, neither sought          wherein ye are: for blood, it po llu-
his harm;                                     teth the land; and no expiation can
 24 then the congregation shall judge         be made for the land for the blood
between the smiter and the avenger            that is shed therein, but by the blood
of blood according to these ordi n-           of him that shed it.
ances;                                         34 And thou shalt not defile the land
 25 and the congregation shall deliv-         which ye inhabit, in the midst of
er the manslayer out of the hand of           which I dwell: for I, Jehovah, dwell
the avenger of blood, and the co n-           in the midst of the children of Israel.
gregation shall restore him to his
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 1 And the heads of the fathers'                ance of the tribe of his fathers.
`houses' of the family of the children           8 And every daughter, that posses-
of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son           seth an inheritance in any tribe of
of Manasseh, of the families of the             the children of Israel, shall be wife
sons of Joseph, came near, and spake            unto one of the family of the tribe of
before Moses, and before the                    her father, that the children of Israel
princes, the heads of the fathers'              may possess every man the inherit-
`houses' of the children of Israel:             ance of his fathers.
 2 and they said, Jehovah com-                   9 So shall no inheritance remove
manded my lord to give the land for             from one tribe to another tribe; for
inheritance by lot to the children of           the tribes of the children of Israel
Israel: and my lord was commanded               shall cleave every one to his own i n-
by Jehovah to give the inheritance of           heritance.
Zelophehad our brother unto his                  10 Even as Jehovah commanded
daughters.                                      Moses, so did the daughters of Zelo-
 3 And if they be married to any of             phehad:
the sons of the `other' tribes of the            11 for Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah,
children of Israel, then will their i n-        and Milcah, and Noah, the daughters
heritance be taken away from the i n-           of Zelophehad, were married unto
heritance of our fathers, and will be           their father's brothers' sons.
added to the inheritance of the tribe            12 They were married into the fam i-
whereunto they shall belong: so will            lies of the sons of Manasseh the son
it be taken away from the lot of our            of Joseph; and their inherit ance re-
inheritance.                                    mained in the tribe of the family of
 4 And when the jubilee of the child-           their father.
ren of Israel shall be, then will their          13 These are the commandments and
inheritance be added unto the inh e-            the ordinances which Jehovah com-
ritance of the tribe whereunto they             manded by Moses unto the chi ldren
shall belong: so will their inherit-            of Israel in the plains of Moab by the
ance be taken away from the inherit-            Jordan at Jericho.
ance of the tribe of our fathers.

 5 And Moses commanded the child-
ren of Israel according to the word
of Jehovah, saying, The tribe of the
sons of Joseph speaketh right.
 6 This is the thing which Jehovah
doth    command       concerning    the
daughters of Zelophehad, saying, Let
them be married to whom they think
best; only into the family of the tribe
of their father shall they be married.
 7 So shall no inheritance of the
children of Israel remove from tribe
to tribe; for the children of Israel
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