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1 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses in the wilderness of Si-nai, in the tent of meeting, on the first day of the second month, in the second year after they came out of the land of Egypt, saying, 2Take you the census of all the congregation of the children of Israel, by their families, by their fathersí houses, according to the number of the names, every male, by their polls; 3from twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel, you and Aaron shall number them by their hosts. 4And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every one head of his fathersí house. 5And these are the names of the men that shall stand with you. Of Reuben: E-li-zur the son of Shed-e-ur. 6Of Simeon: She-lu-mi-el the son of Zu-ri-shad-dai. 7Of Judah: Na-ash-on the son of Am-min-a-dab. 8Of Is-sa-char: Neth-a-neel the son of Zu-ar. 9Of Ze-bu-lun: E-li-ab the son of He-lon. 10Of the children of Joseph: Of E-phra-im: E-li-sha-ma the son of Am-mi-hud. Of Ma-nas-seh: Ga-ma-li-el the son of Pe-dah-zur. 11Of Benjamin: A-bi-dan the son of Gid-e-o-ni. 12Of Dan: A-hi-e-zer the son of Am-mi-shad-dai. 13Of Asher: Pa-gi-el the son of Oc-ran. 14Of Gad: E-li-a-saph the son of Deu-el. 15Of Naph-ta-li: A-hi-ra the son of E-nan. 16These are they that were called of the congregation, the princes of the tribes of their fathers; they were the heads of the thousands of Israel.

17And Moses and Aaron took these men that are mentioned by name: 18And they assembled all the congregation together on the first day of the second month; and they declared their pedigrees after their families, by their fathersí houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, by their polls. 19As Jehovah commanded Moses, so he numbered them in the wilderness of Si-nai. 20And the children of Reuben, Israelís first-born, their generations, by their families, by their fathersí houses, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 21those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Reuben, were forty-six thousand five hundred. 22Of the children of Simeon, their generations, by their families, by their fathersí houses, those that were numbered thereof, according to the number of the names, by their polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 23those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Simeon, were fifty-nine thousand three hundred. 24Of the children of Gad, their generations, by their families, by their fathersí houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 25those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Gad, were forty-five thousand six hundred and fifty. 26Of the children of Judah, their generations, by their families, by their fathersí houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 27those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Judah, were seventy-four thousand six hundred. 28Of the children of Is-sa-char, their generations, by their families, by their fathersí houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 29those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Is-sa-char, were fifty-four thousand four hundred. 30Of the children of Ze-bu-lun, their generations, by their families, by their fathersí houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 31those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Ze-bu-lun, were fifty-seven thousand four hundred. 32Of the children of Joseph, namely, of the children of E-phra-im, their generations, by their families, by their fathersí houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 33those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of E-phra-im, were forty thousand five hundred. 34Of the children of Ma-nas-seh, their generations, by their families, by their fathersí houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 35those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Ma-nas-seh, were thirty-two thousand two hundred. 36Of the children of Benjamin, their generations, by their families, by their fathersí houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 37those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Benjamin, were thirty-five thousand four hundred. 38Of the children of Dan, their generations, by their families, by their fathersí houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 39those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Dan, were sixty-two thousand seven hundred. 40Of the children of Asher, their generations, by their families, by their fathersí houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 41those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Asher, were forty-one thousand five hundred. 42Of the children of Naph-ta-li, their generations, by their families, by their fathersí houses, according to the number of the names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war; 43those that were numbered of them, of the tribe of Naph-ta-li, were fifty-three thousand four hundred.

44These are they that were numbered, whom Moses and Aaron numbered, and the princes of Israel, being twelve men: they were each one for his fathersí house. 45So all they that were numbered of the children of Israel by their fathersí houses, from twenty years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war in Israel; 46even all they that were numbered were six hundred thousand and three thousand five hundred and fifty.

47But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them. 48For Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 49Only the tribe of Levi you shall not number, neither shall you take the sum of them among the children of Israel; 50but appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of the testimony, and over all the furniture thereof, and over all that belongs to it: they shall bear the tabernacle, and all the furniture thereof; and they shall minister unto it, and shall camp round about the tabernacle. 51And when the tabernacle to go forward, the Levites shall take it down; and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up: and the stranger that comes near shall be put to death. 52And the children of Israel shall pitch their tents, every man by his own camp, and every man by his own standard, according to their hosts. 53But the Levites shall camp round about the tabernacle of the testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel: and the Levites shall keep the charge of the tabernacle of the testimony. 54This did the children of Israel; according to all that Jehovah commanded Moses, so did they.

 

2 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, 2The children of Israel shall camp every man by his own standard, with the signs of their fathersí houses: over against the tent of meeting shall they camp round about.

3And those that camp on the east side toward the sunrising shall be they of the standard of the camp of Judah, according to their hosts: and the prince of the children of Judah shall be Na-ash-on the son of Am-min-a-dab. 4And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were seventy-four thousand six hundred. 5And those that camp next to him shall be the tribe of Is-sa-char: and the prince of the children of Is-sa-char shall be Neth-a-neel the son of Zu-ar. 6And his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were fifty-four thousand four hundred. 7And the tribe of Ze-bu-lun: and the prince of the children of Ze-bu-lun shall be E-li-ab the son of He-lon. 8And his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were fifty-seven thousand four hundred. 9All that were numbered of the camp of Judah were a hundred and eighty-six thousand four hundred, according to their hosts. They shall set forth first. 10On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of Reuben according to their hosts: and the prince of the children of Reuben shall be E-li-zur the son of Shed-e-ur. 11And his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were forty-six thousand five hundred. 12And those that camp next to him shall be the tribe of Simeon: and the prince of the children of Simeon shall be She-lu-mi-el the son of Zu-ri-shad-dai. 13And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were fifty-nine thousand three hundred. 14And the tribe of Gad: and the prince of the children of Gad shall be E-li-a-saph the son of Re-u-el. 15And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty-five thousand six hundred and fifty. 16All that were numbered of the camp of Reuben were a hundred thousand and fifty-one thousand four hundred and fifty, according to their hosts. And they shall set forth second. 17Then the tent of meeting shall set forward, with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the camps: as they camp, so shall they set forward, every man in his place, by their standards. 18On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of E-phra-im according to their hosts: and the prince of the children of E-phra-im shall be E-li-sha-ma the son of Am-mi-hud. 19And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty thousand five hundred. 20And next to him shall be the tribe of Ma-nas-seh: and the prince of the children of Ma-nas-seh shall be Ga-ma-li-el the son of Pe-dah-zur. 21And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were thirty-two thousand two hundred. 22And the tribe of Benjamin: and the prince of the children of Benjamin shall be A-bi-dan the son of Gid-e-o-ni. 23And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were thirty-five thousand four hundred. 24All that were numbered of the camp of E-phra-im were a hundred thousand and eight thousand one hundred, according to their hosts. And they shall set forth third. 25On the north side shall be the standard of the camp of Dan according to their hosts: and the prince of the children of Dan shall be A-hi-e-zer the son of Am-mi-shad-dai. 26And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were sixty-two thousand seven hundred. 27And those that camp next to him shall be the tribe of Asher: and the prince of the children of Asher shall be Pa-gi-el the son of Oc-ran. 28And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were forty-one thousand five hundred. 29And the tribe of Naph-ta-li: and the prince of the children of Naph-ta-li shall be A-hi-ra the son of E-nan. 30And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were fifty-three thousand four hundred. 31All that were numbered of the camp of Dan were a hundred and fifty-seven thousand six hundred. They shall set forth hindmost by their standards. 32These are they that were numbered of the children of Israel by their fathersí houses: all that were numbered of the camps according to their hosts were six hundred and three thousand five hundred and fifty. 33But the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel; as Jehovah commanded Moses. 34This did the children of Israel; according to all that Jehovah commanded Moses, so they camped by their standards, and so they set forward, every one by their families, according to their fathersí houses.

 

3 Now these are the generations of Aaron and Moses in the day that Jehovah spoke with Moses in mount Si-nai. 2And these are the names of the sons of Aaron: Na-dab the first-born, and A-bi-hu, El-e-a-zar, and Ith-a-mar. 3These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests that were anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in the priestís office. 4And Na-dab and A-bi-hu died before Jehovah, when they offered strange fire before Jehovah, in the wilderness of Si-nai, and they had no children; and El-e-a-zar and Ith-a-mar ministered in the priestís office in the presence of Aaron their father. 5And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 6Bring the tribe of Levi near, and set them before Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him. 7And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the tent of meeting, to do the service of the tabernacle. 8And they shall keep all the furniture of the tent of meeting, and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle. 9And you shall give the Levites unto Aaron and to his sons: they are wholly given unto him on the behalf of the children of Israel. 10And you shall appoint Aaron and his sons, and they shall keep their priesthood: and the stranger that comes near shall be put to death. 11And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 12And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of all the first-born that opens the womb among the children of Israel; and the Levites shall be mine: 13for all the first-born are mine; on the day that I struck all the first-born in the land of Egypt I hallowed unto me all the first-born in Israel, both man and beast; mine they shall be: I am Jehovah.

14And Jehovah spoke unto Moses in the wilderness of Si-nai, saying, 15Number the children of Levi by their fathersí houses, by their families: every male from a month old and upward shall you number them. 16And Moses numbered them according to the word of Jehovah, as he was commanded. 17And these were the sons of Levi by their names: Ger-shon, and Ko-hath, and Me-rar-i. 18And these are the names of the sons of Ger-shon by their families: Lib-ni and Shim-e-i. 19And the sons of Ko-hath by their families: Amram, and Iz-har, He-bron, and Uz-zi-el. 20And the sons of Me-rar-i by their families: Ma-ha-li and Mu-shi. These are the families of the Levites according to their fathersí houses. 21Of Ger-shon was the family of the Lib-nites, and the family of the Shim-e-ites: these are the families of the Ger-shon-ites. 22Those that were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, even those that were numbered of them were seven thousand five hundred. 23The families of the Ger-shon-ites shall camp behind the tabernacle westward. 24And the prince of the fathersí house of the Ger-shon-ites shall be E-li-a-saph the son of La-el. 25And the charge of the sons of Ger-shon in the tent of meeting shall be the tabernacle, and the Tent, the covering thereof, and the screen for the door of the tent of meeting, 26and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the door of the court, which is by the tabernacle, and by the altar round about, and the cords of it for all the service thereof. 27And of Ko-hath was the family of the Amramites, and the family of the Iz-har-ites, and the family of the He-bron-ites, and the family of the Uz-zi-e-lites: these are the families of the Ko-hath-ites. 28According to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, there were eight thousand six hundred, keeping the charge of the sanctuary. 29The families of the sons of Ko-hath shall camp on the side of the tabernacle southward. 30And the prince of the fathersí house of the families of the Ko-hath-ites shall be E-li-za-phan the son of Uz-zi-el. 31And their charge shall be the ark, and the table, and the candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary wherewith they minister, and the screen, and all the service thereof. 32And El-e-a-zar the son of Aaron the priest shall be prince of the princes of the Levites, and have the oversight of them that keep the charge of the sanctuary. 33Of Me-rar-i was the family of the Mah-lites, and the family of the Mu-shites: these are the families of Me-rar-i. 34And those that were numbered of them, according to the number of all the males, from a month old and upward, were six thousand two hundred. 35And the prince of the fathersí house of the families of Me-rar-i was Zu-ri-el the son of Ab-i-hail: they shall camp on the side of the tabernacle northward. 36And the appointed charge of the sons of Me-rar-i shall be the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and the sockets thereof, and all the instruments thereof, and all the service thereof, 37and the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords. 38And those that camp before the tabernacle eastward, before the tent of meeting toward the sunrising, shall be Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the children of Israel; and the stranger that comes near shall be put to death. 39All that were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron numbered at the commandment of Jehovah, by their families, all the males from a month old and upward, were twenty-two thousand.

40And Jehovah said unto Moses, Number all the first-born males of the children of Israel from a month old and upward, and take the number of their names. 41And you shall take the Levites for me (I am Jehovah) instead of all the first-born among the children of Israel; and the cattle of the Levites instead of all the firstlings among the cattle of the children of Israel: 42and Moses numbered, as Jehovah commanded him, all the first-born among the children of Israel. 43And all the first-born males according to the number of names, from a month old and upward, of those that were numbered of them, were twenty-two thousand two hundred and seventy-three. 44And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 45Take the Levites instead of all the first-born among the children of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites instead of their cattle; and the Levites shall be mine: I am Jehovah. 46And for the redemption of the two hundred and seventy-three of the first-born of the children of Israel, that are over and above the number of the Levites, 47you shall take five shekels apiece by the poll; after the shekel of the sanctuary shall you take them (the shekel is twenty gerahs): 48and you shall give the money, wherewith the odd number of them is redeemed, unto Aaron and to his sons. 49And Moses took the redemption-money from them that were over and above them that were redeemed by the Levites; 50from the first-born of the children of Israel he took the money, a thousand three hundred and sixty-five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary: 51and Moses gave the redemption-money unto Aaron and to his sons, according to the word of Jehovah, as Jehovah commanded Moses.

 

4 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses and Aaron, saying, 2Take the sum of the sons of Ko-hath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by their fathersí houses, 3from thirty years old and upward even until fifty years old, all that enter upon the service, to do the work in the tent of meeting. 4This is the service of the sons of Ko-hath in the tent of meeting, about the most holy things: 5when the camp is moved forward, Aaron shall go in, and his sons, and they shall take down the veil of the screen, and cover the ark of the testimony with it, 6and shall put on a covering of sealskin, and shall spread a cloth all of blue over it, and shall put in the staves thereof. 7And upon the table of showbread they shall spread a cloth of blue, and put the dishes thereon, and the spoons, and the bowls and the cups wherewith to pour out; and the continual bread shall be thereon: 8and they shall spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and cover the same with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in the staves thereof. 9And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the candlestick of the light, and its lamps, and its snuffers, and its snuffdishes, and all the oil vessels thereof, wherewith they minister unto it: 10and they shall put it and all the vessels thereof within a covering of sealskin, and shall put it upon the frame. 11And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of blue, and cover it with a covering of sealskin, and shall put in the staves thereof: 12and they shall take all the vessels of ministry, wherewith they minister in the sanctuary, and put them in a cloth of blue, and cover them with a covering of sealskin, and shall put them on the frame. 13And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and spread a purple cloth thereon: 14and they shall put upon it all the vessels thereof, wherewith they minister about it, the firepans, the flesh-hooks, and the shovels, and the basins, all the vessels of the altar; and they shall spread upon it a covering of sealskin, and put in the staves thereof. 15And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of covering the sanctuary, and all the furniture of the sanctuary, as the camp is set to move forward; after that, the sons of Ko-hath shall come to bear it: but they shall not touch the sanctuary, unless they die. These things are the burden of the sons of Ko-hath in the tent of meeting. 16And the charge of El-e-a-zar the son of Aaron the priest shall be the oil for the light, and the sweet incense, and the continual meal-offering, and the anointing oil, the charge of all the tabernacle, and of all that is therein, the sanctuary, and the furniture thereof. 17And Jehovah spoke unto Moses and Aaron, saying, 18Cut not off the tribe of the families of the Ko-hath-ites from among the Levites; 19but do this unto them, that they may live, and not die, when they approach unto the most holy things: Aaron and his sons shall go in, and appoint them every one to his service and to his burden; 20but they shall not go in to see the sanctuary even for a moment, unless they die.

21And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 22Take the sum of the sons of Ger-shon also, by their fathersí houses, by their families; 23from thirty years old and upward until fifty years old shall you number them; all that enter in to wait upon the service, to do the work in the tent of meeting. 24This is the service of the families of the Ger-shon-ites, in serving and in bearing burdens: 25they shall bear the curtains of the tabernacle, and the tent of meeting, its covering, and the covering of sealskin that is above upon it, and the screen for the door of the tent of meeting, 26and the hangings of the court, and the screen for the door of the gate of the court, which is by the tabernacle and by the altar round about, and their cords, and all the instruments of their service, and whatsoever shall be done with them: therein they shall serve. 27All the service of the sons of the Ger-shon-ites shall be at the command of Aaron and his sons, in all their burden, and in all their service; and you shall appoint unto them in charge all their burden. 28This is the service of the families of the sons of the Ger-shon-ites in the tent of meeting: and their charge shall be under the hand of Ith-a-mar the son of Aaron the priest. 29As for the sons of Me-rar-i, you shall number them by their families, by their fathersí houses; 30from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old shall you number them, every one that enters upon the service, to do the work of the tent of meeting. 31And this is the charge of their burden, according to all their service in the tent of meeting: the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the pillars thereof, and the sockets thereof, 32and the pillars of the court round about, and their sockets, and their pins, and their cords, with all their instruments, and with all their service: and by name you shall appoint the instruments of the charge of their burden. 33This is the service of the families of the sons of Me-rar-i, according to all their service, in the tent of meeting, under the hand of Ith-a-mar the son of Aaron the priest.

34And Moses and Aaron and the princes of the congregation numbered the sons of the Ko-hath-ites by their families, and by their fathersí houses, 35from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entered upon the service, for work in the tent of meeting: 36and those that were numbered of them by their families were two thousand seven hundred and fifty. 37These are they that were numbered of the families of the Ko-hath-ites, all that did serve in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of Jehovah by Moses. 38And those that were numbered of the sons of Ger-shon, by their families, and by their fathersí houses, 39from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entered upon the service, for work in the tent of meeting, 40even those that were numbered of them, by their families, by their fathersí houses, were two thousand six hundred and thirty. 41These are they that were numbered of the families of the sons of Ger-shon, all that did serve in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of Jehovah. 42And those that were numbered of the families of the sons of Me-rar-i, by their families, by their fathersí houses, 43from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entered upon the service, for work in the tent of meeting, 44even those that were numbered of them by their families, were three thousand two hundred. 45These are they that were numbered of the families of the sons of Me-rar-i, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of Jehovah by Moses. 46All those that were numbered of the Levites, whom Moses and Aaron and the princes of Israel numbered, by their families, and by their fathersí houses, 47from thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years old, every one that entered in to do the work of service, and the work of bearing burdens in the tent of meeting, 48even those that were numbered of them, were eight thousand five hundred and eighty. 49According to the commandment of Jehovah they were numbered by Moses, every one according to his service, and according to his burden: for this they were numbered of him, as Jehovah commanded Moses.

 

5 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 2Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every leper, and every one that has an issue, and whoever is unclean by the dead: 3both male and female shall you put out, without the camp shall you put them; that they defile not their camp, in the midst whereof I dwell. 4And the children of Israel did so, and put them out without the camp; as Jehovah spoke unto Moses, so did the children of Israel. 5And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 6Speak unto the children of Israel, When a man or woman shall commit any sin that men commit, so as to trespass against Jehovah, and that soul shall be guilty; 7then he shall confess his sin which he has done: and he shall make restitution for his guilt in full, and add unto it the fifth part thereof, and give it unto him in respect of whom he has been guilty. 8But if the man have no kinsman to whom restitution may be made for the guilt, the restitution for guilt which is made unto Jehovah shall be the priestís; besides the ram of the atonement, whereby atonement shall be made for him. 9And every heave-offering of all the holy things of the children of Israel, which they present unto the priest, shall be his. 10And every manís hallowed things shall be his: whatsoever any man gives the priest, it shall be his.

11And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 12Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, If any manís wife go aside, and commit a trespass against him, 13and a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled, and there be no witness against her, and she is not taken in the act; 14and the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be jealous of his wife, and she is defiled: or if the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he is jealous of his wife, and she is not defiled: 15then shall the man bring his wife unto the priest, and shall bring her oblation for her, the tenth part of an E-phah of barley meal; he shall pour no oil upon it, nor put frankincense thereon; for it is a meal-offering of jealousy, a meal-offering of memorial, bringing iniquity to remembrance. 16And the priest shall bring her near, and set her before Jehovah: 17and the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; and of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle the priest shall take, and put it into the water. 18And the priest shall set the woman before Jehovah, and let the hair of the womanís head go free, and put the meal-offering of memorial in her hands, which is the meal-offering of jealousy: and the priest shall have in his hand the water of bitterness that cause the curse. 19And the priest shall cause her to swear, and shall say unto the woman, If no man has lain with you, and if you have not gone aside to uncleanness, being under your husband, be free from this water of bitterness that cause the curse. 20But if you have gone aside, being under your husband, and if you are defiled, and some man has lain with you besides your husband: 21then the priest shall cause the woman to swear with the oath of cursing, and the priest shall say unto the woman, Jehovah make you a curse and an oath among your people, when Jehovah does make your thigh to fall away, and your body to swell; 22and this water that cause the curse shall go into your bowels, and make your body to swell, and your thigh to fall away. And the woman shall say, Amen, Amen. 23And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and he shall blot them out into the water of bitterness: 24and he shall make the woman drink the water of bitterness that cause the curse; and the water that cause the curse shall enter into her and become bitter. 25And the priest shall take the meal-offering of jealousy out of the womanís hand, and shall wave the meal-offering before Jehovah, and bring it unto the altar: 26and the priest shall take a handful of the meal-offering, as the memorial thereof, and burn it upon the altar, and afterward shall make the woman drink the water. 27And when he has made her drink the water, then it shall come to pass, if she is defiled, and has committed a trespass against her husband, that the water that cause the curse shall enter into her and become bitter, and her body shall swell, and her thigh shall fall away: and the woman shall be a curse among her people. 28And if the woman is not defiled, but is clean; then she shall be free, and shall conceive seed. 29This is the law of jealousy, when a wife, being under her husband, goes aside, and is defiled; 30or when the spirit of jealousy comes upon a man, and he is jealous of his wife; then shall he set the woman before Jehovah, and the priest shall execute upon her all this law. 31And the man shall be free from iniquity, and that woman shall bear her iniquity.

 

6 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 2Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When either man or woman shall make a special vow, the vow of a Nazirite, to separate himself unto Jehovah, 3he shall separate himself from wine and strong drink; he shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink, neither shall he drink any juice of grapes, nor eat fresh grapes or dried. 4All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is made of the grape-vine, from the kernels even to the husk. 5All the days of his vow of separation there shall no razor come upon his head: until the days be fulfilled, in which he separates himself unto Jehovah, he shall be holy; he shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow long. 6All the days that he separates himself unto Jehovah he shall not come near to a dead body. 7He shall not make himself unclean for his father, or for his mother, for his brother, or for his sister, when they die; because his separation unto God is upon his head. 8All the days of his separation he is holy unto Jehovah. 9And if any man die very suddenly beside him, and he defile the head of his separation; then he shall shave his head in the day of his cleansing, on the seventh day shall he shave it. 10And on the eighth day he shall bring two turtle-doves, or two young pigeons, to the priest, to the door of the tent of meeting: 11and the priest shall offer one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering, and make atonement for him, for that he sinned by reason of the dead, and shall hallow his head that same day. 12And he shall separate unto Jehovah the days of his separation, and shall bring a he-lamb a year old for a trespass-offering; but the former days shall be void, because his separation was defiled. 13And this is the law of the Nazirite, when the days of his separation are fulfilled: he shall be brought unto the door of the tent of meeting: 14and he shall offer his oblation unto Jehovah, one he-lamb a year old without blemish for a burnt-offering, and one ewe-lamb a year old without blemish for a sin-offering, and one ram without blemish for peace-offerings, 15and a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mingled with oil, and unleavened wafers anointed with oil, and their meal-offering, and their drink-offerings. 16And the priest shall present them before Jehovah, and shall offer his sin-offering, and his burnt-offering: 17and he shall offer the ram for a sacrifice of peace-offerings unto Jehovah, with the basket of unleavened bread: the priest shall also offer the meal-offering thereof, and the drink-offering thereof. 18And the Nazirite shall shave the head of his separation at the door of the tent of meeting, and shall take the hair of the head of his separation, and put it on the fire which is under the sacrifice of peace-offerings. 19And the priest shall take the boiled shoulder of the ram, and one unleavened cake out of the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and shall put them upon the hands of the Nazirite, after he has shaven the head of his separation; 20and the priest shall wave them for a wave-offering before Jehovah; this is holy for the priest, together with the wave-breast and heave-thigh: and after that the Nazirite may drink wine. 21This is the law of the Nazirite who vows, and of his oblation unto Jehovah for his separation, besides that which he is able to get: according to his vow which he vows, so he must do after the law of his separation.

 

7 And it came to pass on the day that Moses had made an end of setting up the tabernacle, and had anointed it and sanctified it, and all the furniture thereof, and the altar and all the vessels thereof, and had anointed them and sanctified them; 2that the princes of Israel, the heads of their fathersí houses, made an offering. These were the princes of the tribes, these are they that were over them that were numbered: 3and they brought their oblation before Jehovah, six covered wagons, and twelve oxen; a wagon for every two of the princes, and for each one an ox: and they presented them before the tabernacle. 4And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 5Take it of them, that they may be used in doing the service of the tent of meeting; and you shall give them unto the Levites, to every man according to his service. 6And Moses took the wagons and the oxen, and gave them unto the Levites. 7Two wagons and four oxen he gave unto the sons of Ger-shon, according to their service: 8and four wagons and eight oxen he gave unto the sons of Me-rar-i, according unto their service, under the hand of Ith-a-mar the son of Aaron the priest. 9But unto the sons of Ko-hath he gave nothing, because the service of the sanctuary belonged unto them; they bare it upon their shoulders.

10And the princes offered for the dedication of the altar in the day that it was anointed, even the princes offered their oblation before the altar. 11And Jehovah said unto Moses, They shall offer their oblation, each prince on his day, for the dedication of the altar. 12And he that offered his oblation on the first day was Na-ash-on the son of Am-min-a-dab, of the tribe of Judah: 13and his oblation was one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; 14one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; 15one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; 16one male of the goats for a sin-offering; 17and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Na-ash-on the son of Am-min-a-dab. 18On the second day Neth-a-neel the son of Zu-ar, prince of Is-sa-char, brought his offering: 19he offered for his oblation one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; 20one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; 21one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; 22one male of the goats for a sin-offering; 23and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Neth-a-neel the son of Zu-ar. 24On the third day E-li-ab the son of He-lon, prince of the children of Ze-bu-lun made his offering.: 25his oblation was one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; 26one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; 27one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; 28one male of the goats for a sin-offering; 29and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of E-li-ab the son of He-lon. 30On the fourth day came E-li-zur the son of Shed-e-ur, prince of the children of Reuben: 31his oblation was one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; 32one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; 33one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; 34one male of the goats for a sin-offering; 35and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of E-li-zur the son of Shed-e-ur. 36On the fifth day came She-lu-mi-el the son of Zu-ri-shad-dai, prince of the children of Simeon came: 37his oblation was one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; 38one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; 39one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; 40one male of the goats for a sin-offering; 41and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of She-lu-mi-el the son of Zu-ri-shad-dai. 42On the sixth day E-li-a-saph the son of Deu-el, prince of the children of Gad came: 43his oblation was one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; 44one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; 45one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; 46one male of the goats for a sin-offering; 47and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of E-li-a-saph the son of Deu-el. 48On the seventh day E-li-sha-ma the son of Am-mi-hud, prince of the children of E-phra-im came: 49his oblation was one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; 50one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; 51one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; 52one male of the goats for a sin-offering; 53and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of E-li-sha-ma the son of Am-mi-hud. 54On the eighth day Ga-ma-li-el the son of Pe-dah-zur, prince of the children of Ma-nas-seh came: 55his oblation was one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; 56one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; 57one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; 58one male of the goats for a sin-offering; 59and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Ga-ma-li-el the son of Pe-dah-zur. 60On the ninth day A-bi-dan the son of Gid-e-o-ni, prince of the children of Benjamin came: 61his oblation was one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; 62one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; 63one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; 64one male of the goats for a sin-offering; 65and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of A-bi-dan the son of Gid-e-o-ni. 66On the tenth day A-hi-e-zer the son of Am-mi-shad-dai, prince of the children of Dan came: 67his oblation was one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; 68one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; 69one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; 70one male of the goats for a sin-offering; 71and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of A-hi-e-zer the son of Am-mi-shad-dai. 72On the eleventh day Pa-gi-el the son of Oc-ran, prince of the children of Asher came: 73his oblation was one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; 74one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; 75one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; 76one male of the goats for a sin-offering; 77and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of Pa-gi-el the son of Oc-ran. 78On the twelfth day A-hi-ra the son of E-nan, prince of the children of Naph-ta-li came: 79his oblation was one silver platter, the weight whereof was a hundred a thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering; 80one golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense; 81one young bullock, one ram, one he-lamb a year old, for a burnt-offering; 82one male of the goats for a sin-offering; 83and for the sacrifice of peace-offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five he-lambs a year old: this was the oblation of A-hi-ra the son of E-nan. 84This was the dedication of the altar, in the day when it was anointed, by the princes of Israel: twelve silver platters, twelve silver bowls, twelve golden spoons; 85each silver platter weighing a hundred and thirty shekels, and each bowl seventy; all the silver of the vessels two thousand four hundred shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; 86the twelve golden spoons, full of incense, weighing ten shekels apiece, after the shekel of the sanctuary; all the gold of the spoons a hundred and twenty shekels; 87all the oxen for the burnt-offering twelve bullocks, the rams twelve, the he-lambs a year old twelve, and their meal-offering; and the males of the goats for a sin-offering twelve; 88and all the oxen for the sacrifice of peace-offerings twenty-four bullocks, the rams sixty, the he-goats sixty, the he-lambs a year old sixty. This was the dedication of the altar, after that it was anointed. 89And when Moses went into the tent of meeting to speak with him, then he heard the Voice speaking unto him from above the mercy-seat that was upon the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim: and he spoke unto him.

 

8 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 2Speak unto Aaron, and say to him, When you light the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light in front of the candlestick. 3And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof so as to give light in front of the candlestick, as Jehovah commanded Moses. 4And this was the work of the candlestick, beaten work of gold; unto the base thereof, and unto the flowers thereof, it was a beaten work: according unto the pattern which Jehovah had showed Moses, so he made the candlestick.

5And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 6Take the Levites from among the children of Israel, and cleanse them. 7And this shall you do unto them, to cleanse them: sprinkle the water of expiation upon them, and let them cause a razor to pass over all their flesh, and let them wash their clothes, and cleanse themselves. 8Then let them take a young bullock, and its meal-offering, fine flour mingled with oil; and another young bullock shall you take for a sin-offering. 9And you shall present the Levites before the tent of meeting: and you shall assemble the whole congregation of the children of Israel: 10and you shall present the Levites before Jehovah. And the children of Israel shall lay their hands upon the Levites: 11and Aaron shall offer the Levites before Jehovah for a wave-offering, on the behalf of the children of Israel, that it may be theirs to do the service of Jehovah. 12And the Levites shall lay their hands upon the heads of the bullocks: and then you will offer the one for a sin-offering, and the other for a burnt-offering, unto Jehovah, to make atonement for the Levites. 13And you shall set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for a wave-offering unto Jehovah. 14By this shall you separate the Levites from among the children of Israel; and the Levites shall be mine. 15And after that shall the Levites go in to do the service of the tent of meeting: and you shall cleanse them, and offer them for a wave-offering. 16For they are wholly given unto me from among the children of Israel; instead of all that opens the womb, even the first-born of all the children of Israel, have I taken them unto me. 17For all the first-born among the children of Israel are mine, both man and beast: on the day that I struck all the first-born in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for myself. 18And I have taken the Levites instead of all the first-born among the children of Israel. 19And I have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to his sons from among the children of Israel, to do the service of the children of Israel in the tent of meeting, and to make atonement for the children of Israel; that there be no plague among the children of Israel, when the children of Israel come near unto the sanctuary. 20This did Moses, and Aaron, and all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the Levites: according to all that Jehovah commanded Moses as touching the Levites, so did the children of Israel unto them. 21And the Levites purified themselves from sin, and they washed their clothes: and Aaron offered them for a wave-offering before Jehovah; and Aaron made atonement for them to cleanse them. 22And after that the Levites went in to do their service in the tent of meeting before Aaron, and before his sons: as Jehovah had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so they did unto them. 23And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 24This is that which belongs unto the Levites: from twenty-five years old and upward they shall go in to wait upon the service in the work of the tent of meeting: 25and from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting upon the work, and shall serve no more, 26but shall minister with their brethren in the tent of meeting, to keep the charge, and shall do no service. this shall you do unto the Levites touching their charges.

 

9 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses in the wilderness of Si-nai, in the first month of the second year after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying, 2Moreover let the children of Israel keep the Passover in its appointed season. 3In the fourteenth day of this month, at even, you shall keep it in its appointed season: according to all the statutes of it, and according to all the ordinances thereof, shall you keep it. 4And Moses spoke to the children of Israel, that they should keep the Passover. 5And they kept the Passover in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, at even, in the wilderness of Si-nai: according to all that Jehovah had commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel. 6And there were certain men, who were unclean by reason of the dead body of a man, so that they could not keep the Passover on that day: and they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day: 7and those men said unto him, We are unclean by reason of the dead body of a man: why are we kept back, that we may not offer the oblation of Jehovah in its appointed season among the children of Israel? 8And Moses said to them, Stay here, that I may hear what Jehovah will command concerning you. 9And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 10Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If any man of you or of your generations shall be unclean by reason of a dead body, or be on a journey afar off, yet he shall keep the Passover unto Jehovah. 11In the second month on the fourteenth day at even they shall keep it; they shall eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs: 12they shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break a bone thereof: according to all the statute of the Passover they shall keep it. 13But the man that is clean, and is not on a journey, and forbears to keep the Passover, that soul shall be cut off from his people; because he did not offered the oblation of Jehovah in its appointed season, that man shall bear his sin. 14And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep the Passover unto Jehovah; according to the statute of the Passover, and according to the ordinance thereof, so shall he do: you shall have one statute, both for the sojourner, and for him that is born in the land.

15And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the cloud covered the tabernacle, even the tent of the testimony: and at even it was upon the tabernacle as it were the appearance of fire, until morning. 16So it was always: the cloud covered it, and the appearance of fire by night. 17And whenever the cloud was taken up from over the Tent, then after that the children of Israel journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel camped. 18At the command of Jehovah the children of Israel journeyed, and at the command of Jehovah they camped: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they remained camped. 19And when the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge of Jehovah, and journeyed not. 20And sometimes the cloud was a few days upon the tabernacle; then according to the command of Jehovah they remained camped, and according to the command of Jehovah they journeyed. 21And sometimes the cloud was from evening until morning; and when the cloud was taken up in the morning, they journeyed: or if it continued by day and by night, when the cloud was taken up, they journeyed. 22Whether it was two days, or a month, or a year, that the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, abiding thereon, the children of Israel remained camped, and journeyed not; but when it was taken up, they journeyed. 23At the command of Jehovah they camped, and at the command of Jehovah they journeyed: they kept the charge of Jehovah, at the command of Jehovah by Moses.

 

10 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 2Make two trumpets of silver; of beaten work shall you make them: and you shall use them for the calling of the congregation, and for the journeying of the camps. 3And when they shall blow them, all the congregation shall gather themselves unto you at the door of the tent of meeting. 4And if they blow only one, then the princes, the heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto you. 5And when you blow an alarm, the camps that lie on the east side shall take their journey. 6And when you blow an alarm the second time, the camps that lie on the south side shall take their journey: they shall blow an alarm for their journeys. 7But when the assembly is to be gathered together, you shall blow, but you shall not sound an alarm. 8And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow the trumpets; and they shall be to you for a statute for ever throughout your generations. 9And when you go to war in your land against the adversary that oppresses you, then you shall sound an alarm with the trumpets; and you shall be remembered before Jehovah your God, and you shall be saved from your enemies. 10Also in the day of your gladness, and in your set feasts, and in the beginnings of your months, you shall blow the trumpets over your burnt-offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace-offerings; and they shall be to you for a memorial before your God: I am Jehovah your God.

11And it came to pass in the second year, in the second month, on the twentieth day of the month, that the cloud was taken up from over the tabernacle of the testimony. 12And the children of Israel set forward according to their journeys out of the wilderness of Si-nai; and the cloud abode in the wilderness of Par-an. 13And they first took their journey according to the command of Jehovah by Moses. 14And in the first place the standard of the camp of the children of Judah set forward according to their hosts: and over his host was Na-ash-on the son of Am-min-a-dab. 15And over the host of the tribe of the children of Is-sa-char was Neth-a-neel the son of Zu-ar. 16And over the host of the tribe of the children of Ze-bu-lun was E-li-ab the son of He-lon. 17And the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Ger-shon and the sons of Me-rar-i, who bare the tabernacle, set forward. 18And the standard of the camp of Reuben set forward according to their hosts: and over his host was E-li-zur the son of Shed-e-ur. 19And over the host of the tribe of the children of Simeon was She-lu-mi-el the son of Zu-ri-shad-dai. 20And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was E-li-a-saph the son of Deu-el. 21And the Ko-hath-ites set forward, bearing the sanctuary: and the others did set up the tabernacle against their coming. 22And the standard of the camp of the children of E-phra-im set forward according to their hosts: and over his host was E-li-sha-ma the son of Am-mi-hud. 23And over the host of the tribe of the children of Ma-nas-seh was Ga-ma-li-el the son of Pe-dah-zur. 24And over the host of the tribe of the children of Benjamin was A-bi-dan the son of Gid-e-o-ni. 25And the standard of the camp of the children of Dan, which was the rearward of all the camps, set forward according to their hosts: and over his host was A-hi-e-zer the son of Am-mi-shad-dai. 26And over the host of the tribe of the children of Asher was Pa-gi-el the son of Oc-ran. 27And over the host of the tribe of the children of Naph-ta-li was A-hi-ra the son of E-nan. 28this were the journeyings of the children of Israel according to their hosts; and they set forward.

29And Moses said unto Ho-bab, the son of Re-u-el the Mid-i-a-nite, Mosesí father-in-law, We are journeying unto the place of which Jehovah said, I will give it to you: you come with us, and we will do you good; for Jehovah has spoken good concerning Israel. 30And he said unto him, I will not go; but I will depart to my own land, and to my kindred. 31And he said, Leave us not, I pray you; forasmuch as you know how we are to camp in the wilderness, and you shall be to us instead of eyes. 32And it shall be, if you go with us, yes, it shall be, that what good soever Jehovah shall do unto us, the same will we do unto you. 33And they set forward from the mount of Jehovah three daysí journey; and the ark of the covenant of Jehovah went before them three daysí journey, to seek out a resting-place for them. 34And the cloud of Jehovah was over them by day, when they set forward from the camp. 35And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that Moses said, Rise up, O Jehovah, and let your enemies be scattered; and let them that hate you flee before you. 36And when it rested, he said, Return, O Jehovah, unto the ten thousands of the thousands of Israel.

 

11 And the people were as murmurers, speaking evil in the ears of Jehovah: and when Jehovah heard it, his anger was kindled; and the fire of Jehovah burnt among them, and devoured in the uttermost part of the camp. 2And the people cried unto Moses; and Moses prayed unto Jehovah, and the fire abated. 3And the name of that place was called Tab-e-rah, because the fire of Jehovah burnt among them.

4And the mixed multitude that was among them lusted exceedingly: and the children of Israel also wept again, and said, Who shall give us flesh to eat? 5We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt for nothing; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic: 6but now our soul is dried away; there is nothing at all save this manna to look upon. 7And the manna was like coriander seed, and the appearance thereof as the appearance of bdellium. 8The people went about, and gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in mortars, and boiled it in pots, and made cakes of it: and the taste of it was as the taste of fresh oil. 9And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell upon it. 10And Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, every man at the door of his tent: and the anger of Jehovah was kindled greatly; and Moses was displeased. 11And Moses said unto Jehovah, why have you dealt ill with your servant? and why have I not found favor in your sight, that you lay the burden of all this people upon me? 12Have I conceived all this people? have I brought them forth, that you should say unto me, Carry them in your bosom, as a nursing-father carries the sucking child, unto the land which you swore unto their fathers? 13From where should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat. 14I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me. 15And if you deal this with me, kill me, I pray you, out of hand, if I have found favor in your sight; and let me not see my wretchedness.

16And Jehovah said unto Moses, Gather unto me seventy men of the elders of Israel, whom you know to be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and bring them unto the tent of meeting, that they may stand there with you. 17And I will come down and talk with you there: and I will take of the Spirit which is upon you, and will put it upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people with you, that you bear it not yourself alone. 18And say unto the people, Sanctify yourselves against to-morrow, and you shall eat flesh; for you have wept in the ears of Jehovah, saying, Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: therefore Jehovah will give you flesh, and you shall eat. 19you shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor twenty days, 20but a whole month, until it comes out at your nostrils, and it becomes loathsome unto you; because that you have rejected Jehovah who is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt? 21And Moses said, The people, among whom I am, are six hundred thousand footmen; and you have said, I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole month. 22Shall flocks and herds be slain for them, to suffice them? or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them, to suffice them? 23And Jehovah said unto Moses, Is Jehovahís hand waxed short? now shall you see whether my word shall come to pass unto you or not.

24And Moses went out, and told the people the words of Jehovah: and he gathered seventy men of the elders of the people, and set them round about the Tent. 25And Jehovah came down in the cloud, and spoke unto him, and took of the Spirit that was upon him, and put it upon the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the Spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, but they did so no more. 26But there remained two men in the camp, the name of the one was El-dad, and the name of the other Me-dad: and the Spirit rested upon them; and they were of them that were written, but had not gone out unto the Tent; and they prophesied in the camp. 27And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said, El-dad and Me-dad do prophesy in the camp. 28And Joshua the son of Nun, the minister of Moses, one of his chosen men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid them. 29And Moses said unto him, are you jealous for my sake? I would that all Jehovahís people were prophets, that Jehovah would put his Spirit upon them! 30And Moses went into the camp, he and the elders of Israel.

31And there went forth a wind from Jehovah, and brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp, about a dayís journey on this side, and a dayís journey on the other side, round about the camp, and about two cubits above the face of the earth. 32And the people rose up all that day, and all the night, and all the next day, and gathered the quails: he that gathered least gathered ten homers: and they spread them all abroad for themselves round about the camp. 33While the flesh was yet between their teeth, yet to be chewed, the anger of Jehovah was kindled against the people, and Jehovah struck the people with a very great plague. 34And the name of that place was called Kib-roth-hat-ta-a-vah, because there they buried the people that lusted. 35From Kib-roth-hat-ta-a-vah the people journeyed unto Ha-ze-roth; and they abode at Ha-ze-roth.

 

12 And Miriam and Aaron spoke against Moses because of the Cu-shi woman whom he had married; for he had married a Cu-shi woman. 2And they said, has Jehovah indeed spoken only with Moses? has he not spoken also with us? And Jehovah heard it. 3Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men that were upon the face of the earth.

4And Jehovah spoke suddenly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, You three Come out unto the tent of meeting. And they three came out. 5And Jehovah came down in a pillar of cloud, and stood at the door of the Tent, and called Aaron and Miriam; and they both came forth. 6And he said, Now hear my words: if there is a prophet among you, I Jehovah will make myself known unto him in a vision, I will speak with him in a dream. 7My servant Moses is not so; he is faithful in all my house: 8with him will I speak mouth to mouth, even manifestly, and not in dark speeches; and the form of Jehovah shall he behold: why then were you not afraid to speak against my servant, against Moses? 9And the anger of Jehovah was kindled against them; and he departed.

10And the cloud removed from over the Tent; and, behold, Miriam was leprous, as white as snow: and Aaron looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous. 11And Aaron said unto Moses, Oh, my lord, lay not, I pray you, sin upon us, for we have done foolishly, and because we have sinned. 12Let her not, I pray, be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half consumed when he comes out of his motherís womb. 13And Moses cried unto Jehovah, saying, Heal her, O God, I beseech you. 14And Jehovah said unto Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let her be shut up without the camp seven days, and after that she shall be brought in again. 15And Miriam was shut up without the camp seven days: and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in again. 16And afterward the people journeyed from Ha-ze-roth, and camped in the wilderness of Par-an.

 

13 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 2Send out men, that they may spy out the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall you send a man, every one a prince among them. 3And Moses sent them from the wilderness of Par-an according to the command of Jehovah: all of them men who were heads of the children of Israel. 4And these were their names: Of the tribe of Reuben, Sham-mu-a the son of Zac-cur. 5Of the tribe of Simeon, Sha-phat the son of Hor-i. 6Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Je-phun-neh. 7Of the tribe of Is-sa-char, I-gal the son of Joseph. 8Of the tribe of E-phra-im, Ho-she-a the son of Nun. 9Of the tribe of Benjamin, Phal-ti the son of Ra-phu. 10Of the tribe of Ze-bu-lun, Ga-di-el the son of So-di. 11Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe of Ma-nas-seh, Gad-di the son of Su-si. 12Of the tribe of Dan, Am-mi-el the son of Ge-mal-li. 13Of the tribe of Asher, Se-thur the son of Michael. 14Of the tribe of Naph-ta-li, Nah-bi the son of Voph-si. 15Of the tribe of Gad, Geu-el the son of Ma-chi. 16These are the names of the men that Moses sent to spy out the land. And Moses called Ho-she-a the son of Nun Joshua. 17And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan, and said unto them, Go up this way by the South, and go up into the hill-country: 18and see the land, what it is; and the people that dwell therein, whether they are strong or weak, whether they are few or many; 19and what the land is that they dwell in, whether it is good or bad; and what cities they are that they dwell in, whether in camps, or in strongholds; 20and what the land is, whether it is fat or lean, whether there is wood therein, or not. And be of good courage, and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the time of the first-ripe grapes.

21So they went up, and spied out the land from the wilderness of Zin unto Re-hob, to the entrance of Ha-math. 22And they went up by the South, and came unto He-bron; and A-hi-man, She-shai, and Tal-mai, the children of Anak, were there. (Now He-bron was built seven years before Zo-an in Egypt.) 23And they came unto the valley of Esh-col, and cut down from there a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it upon a staff between two; they brought also of the pomegranates, and of the figs. 24That place was called the valley of Esh-col, because of the cluster which the children of Israel cut down from there. 25And they returned from spying out the land at the end of forty days.

26And they came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Par-an, to Ka-desh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land. 27And they told him, and said, We came unto the land where you sent us; and surely it flows with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it. 28Howbeit the people that dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there. 29A-mal-ek-ites dwell in the land of the South: and the Hittites, and the Jeb-u-sites, and the Amorites, dwell in the hill-country; and the Canaanites dwells by the sea, and along by the side of the Jordan. 30And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. 31But the men that went up with him said, We are not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. 32And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had spied out unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to spy it out, is a land that eats up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of great stature. 33And there we saw the Nephilim, the sons of Anak, who come of the Nephilim: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

 

14 And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night. 2And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would that we had died in the land of Egypt! Or would that we had died in this wilderness! 3And why does Jehovah bring us unto this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will be a prey: would it not be better for us to return into Egypt? 4And they said one to another, Let us make a captain, and let us return into Egypt.

5Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel. 6And Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Je-phun-neh, who were of them that spied out the land, rent their clothes: 7and they spoke unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to spy out, is an exceedingly good land. 8If Jehovah delights in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it unto us; a land which flows with milk and honey. 9Only rebel not against Jehovah, neither fear the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defense is removed from over them, and Jehovah is with us: fear them not. 10But all the congregation said stone them with stones. And the glory of Jehovah appeared in the tent of meeting unto all the children of Israel.

11And Jehovah said unto Moses, How long will this people despise me? and how long will they not believe in me, for all the signs which I have worked among them? 12I will strike them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of you a nation greater and mightier than they. 13And Moses said unto Jehovah, Then the Egyptians will hear of it; for you brought up this people in your might from among them; 14and they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that you, Jehovah, are in the midst of this people; for you Jehovah are seen face to face, and your cloud stands over them, and you go before them, in a pillar of cloud by day, and in a pillar of fire by night. 15Now if you shall kill this people as one man, then the nations which have heard the fame of you will speak, saying, 16Because Jehovah was not able to bring this people into the land which he sware unto them, therefore he has slain them in the wilderness. 17And now, I pray you, let the power of the Lord be great, according as you have spoken, saying, 18Jehovah is slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; and that will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation. 19Pardon, I pray you, the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of your lovingkindness, and according as you have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.

20And Jehovah said, I have pardoned according to your word: 21but in very deed, as I live, and as all the earth shall be filled with the glory of Jehovah; 22because all those men that have seen my glory, and my signs, which I worked in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have tempted me these ten times, and have not listened to my voice; 23surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto their fathers, neither shall any of them that despised me see it: 24but my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and has followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it. 25Now the A-mal-ek-ite and the Canaanite dwell in the valley: to-morrow turn, and you get yourself into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea. 26And Jehovah spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, 27How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, that murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me. 28Say unto them, As I live, says Jehovah, surely as you have spoken in my ears, so will I do to you: 29your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of you, according to your whole number, from twenty years old and upward, that have murmured against me, 30surely you shall not come into the land, concerning which I sware that I would make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of Je-phun-neh, and Joshua the son of Nun. 31But your little ones, that you said should be a prey, them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which you have rejected. 32But as for you, your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness. 33And your children shall be wanderers in the wilderness forty years, and shall bear your whoredoms, until your dead bodies be consumed in the wilderness. 34After the number of the days in which you spied out the land, even forty days, for every day a year, shall you bear your iniquities, even forty years, and you shall know my alienation. 35I, Jehovah, have spoken, surely this will I do unto all this evil congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.

15 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 2Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you are come into the land of your habitations, which I give unto you, 3and will make an offering by fire unto Jehovah, a burnt-offering, or a sacrifice, to accomplish a vow, or as a freewill-offering, or in your set feasts, to make a sweet savor unto Jehovah, of the herd, or of the flock; 4then shall he that offers his oblation offer unto Jehovah a meal-offering of a tenth part of an E-phah of fine flour mingled with the fourth part of a hin of oil: 5and wine for the drink-offering, the fourth part of a hin, shall you prepare with the burnt-offering, or for the sacrifice, for each lamb. 6Or for a ram, you shall prepare for a meal-offering two tenth parts of an E-phah of fine flour mingled with the third part of a hin of oil: 7and for the drink-offering you shall offer the third part of a hin of wine, of a sweet savor unto Jehovah. 8And when you prepare a bullock for a burnt-offering, or for a sacrifice, to accomplish a vow, or for peace-offerings unto Jehovah; 9then shall he offer with the bullock a meal-offering of three tenth parts of an E-phah of fine flour mingled with half a hin of oil: 10and you shall offer for the drink-offering half a hin of wine, for an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Jehovah. 11This shall it be done for each bullock, or for each ram, or for each of the he-lambs, or of the kids. 12According to the number that you shall prepare, so shall you do to every one according to their number. 13All that are home-born shall do these things after this manner, in offering an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Jehovah. 14And if a stranger sojourn with you, or whoever may be among you throughout your generations, and will offer an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Jehovah; as you do, so he shall do. 15For the assembly, there shall be one statute for you, and for the stranger that sojourns with you, a statute for ever throughout your generations: as you are, so shall the sojourner be before Jehovah. 16One law and one ordinance shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourns with you. 17And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 18Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you come into the land where I bring you, 19then it shall be, that, when you eat of the bread of the land, you shall offer up a heave-offering unto Jehovah. 20Of the first of your dough you shall offer up a cake for a heave-offering: as the heave-offering of the threshing-floor, so shall you heave it. 21Of the first of your dough you shall give unto Jehovah a heave-offering throughout your generations.

22And when you shall err, and not observe all these commandments, which Jehovah has spoken unto Moses, 23even all that Jehovah has commanded you by Moses, from the day that Jehovah gave commandment, and onward throughout your generations; 24then it shall be, if it be done unwittingly, without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the congregation shall offer one young bullock for a burnt-offering, for a sweet savor unto Jehovah, with the meal-offering thereof, and the drink-offering thereof, according to the ordinance, and one he-goat for a sin-offering. 25And the priest shall make atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel, and they shall be forgiven; for it was an error, and they have brought their oblation, an offering made by fire unto Jehovah, and their sin-offering before Jehovah, for their error: 26and all the congregation of the children of Israel shall be forgiven, and the stranger that sojourns among them; for in respect of all the people it was done unwittingly. 27And if one person sin unwittingly, then he shall offer a she-goat a year old for a sin-offering. 28And the priest shall make atonement for the soul that errs, when he sins unwittingly, before Jehovah, to make atonement for him; and he shall be forgiven. 29You shall have one law for him that does anything unwittingly, for him that is home-born among the children of Israel, and for the stranger that sojourns among them.

30But the soul that does anything with a high hand, whether he be home-born or a sojourner, the same blasphemes Jehovah; and that soul shall be cut off from among his people. 31Because he has despised the word of Jehovah, and has broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him. 32And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering sticks upon the Sabbath day. 33And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and unto all the congregation. 34And they put him in a ward, because it had not been declared what should be done to him. 35And Jehovah said unto Moses, The man shall surely be put to death: all the congregation shall stone him with stones without the camp. 36And all the congregation brought him without the camp, and stoned him to death with stones; as Jehovah commanded Moses.

37And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 38Speak unto the children of Israel, and bid them that they make them fringes in the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and that they put upon the fringe of each border a cord of blue: 39and it shall be unto you for a fringe, that you may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of Jehovah, and do them; and that you follow not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which you use to play the harlot; 40that you may remember and do all my commandments, and be holy unto your God. 41I am Jehovah your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: I am Jehovah your God.

 

16 Now Kor-ah, the son of Iz-har, the son of Ko-hath, the son of Levi, with Da-than and A-bi-ram, the sons of E-li-ab, and On, the son of Pe-leth, sons of Reuben, took men: 2and they rose up before Moses, with certain of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty princes of the congregation, called to the assembly, men of renown; 3and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron, and said unto them, you take too much upon youselves, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of them, and Jehovah is among them: why then do you lift up yourselves above the assembly of Jehovah? 4And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face: 5and he spoke unto Kor-ah and unto all his company, saying, In the morning Jehovah will show who are his, and who is holy, and will cause him to come near unto him: even him whom he shall choose will he cause to come near unto him. 6Do this, Kor-ah and all his company: take censers, 7and put fire in them, and put incense upon them before Jehovah to-morrow: and it shall be that the man whom Jehovah does choose, he shall be holy: you take too much upon yourselves, you sons of Levi. 8And Moses said unto Kor-ah, Hear now, you sons of Levi: 9Does it seem but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel, to bring you near to himself, to do the service of the tabernacle of Jehovah, and to stand before the congregation to minister unto them; 10and that he has brought you near, and all your brethren the sons of Levi with you? And now you seek the priesthood also? 11Therefore you and all your company are gathered together against Jehovah: and Aaron, what is he that you murmur against him?

12And Moses sent to call Da-than and A-bi-ram, the sons of E-li-ab; and they said, We will not come up: 13is it a small thing that you have brought us up out of a land flowing with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, but you must also make yourself also a prince over us? 14Moreover you have not brought us into a land flowing with milk and honey, nor given us inheritance of fields and vineyards: will you put out the eyes of these men? We will not come up. 15And Moses was very angry, and said unto Jehovah, Respect not their offering: I have not taken one ass from them, neither have I hurt one of them. 16And Moses said unto Kor-ah, You and all your company come before Jehovah, you, and they, and Aaron, to-morrow: 17and take every man his censer, and put incense upon them, and bring youselves before Jehovah, every man with his censer, two hundred and fifty censers; you also, and Aaron, each with his censer. 18And every man took his censer, and put fire in them, and laid incense thereon, and stood at the door of the tent of meeting with Moses and Aaron. 19And Kor-ah assembled all the congregation against them unto the door of the tent of meeting: and the glory of Jehovah appeared unto all the congregation. 20And Jehovah spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, 21Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment. 22And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and will you be angry with all the congregation?

23And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 24Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you up from about the tabernacle of Kor-ah, Da-than, and A-bi-ram. 25And Moses rose up and went unto Da-than and A-bi-ram; and the elders of Israel followed him. 26And he spoke unto the congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing of theirs, unless you be consumed in all their sins. 27So they got them up from the tabernacle of Kor-ah, Da-than, and A-bi-ram, on every side: and Da-than and A-bi-ram came out, and stood at the door of their tents, and their wives, and their sons, and their little ones. 28And Moses said, Hereby you shall know that Jehovah has sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of my own mind. 29If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then Jehovah has not sent me. 30But if Jehovah make a new thing, and the ground open its mouth, and swallow them up, with all that pertains unto them, and they go down alive into Sheol; then you shall understand that these men have despised Jehovah. 31And it came to pass, as he made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them; 32and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and all the men that appertained unto Kor-ah, and all their goods. 33So they, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into Sheol: and the earth closed upon them, and they perished from among the assembly. 34And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them; for they said, unless the earth swallow us up.

35And fire came forth from Jehovah, and devoured the two hundred and fifty men that offered the incense. 36And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 37Speak unto El-e-a-zar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter the fire yonder; for they are holy, 38even the censers of these sinners against their own lives; and let them be made beaten plates for a covering of the altar: for they offered them before Jehovah; therefore they are holy; and they shall be a sign unto the children of Israel. 39And El-e-a-zar the priest took the brazen censers, which they that were burnt had offered; and they beat them out for a covering of the altar, 40to be a memorial unto the children of Israel, to the end that no stranger, that is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to burn incense before Jehovah; that he be not as Kor-ah, and as his company: as Jehovah spoke unto him by Moses.

41But on the next day all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, you have killed the people of Jehovah. 42And it came to pass, when the congregation was assembled against Moses and against Aaron, that they looked toward the tent of meeting: and, behold, the cloud covered it, and the glory of Jehovah appeared. 43And Moses and Aaron came to the front of the tent of meeting. 44And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 45Go out from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment. And they fell upon their faces. 46And Moses said unto Aaron, Take your censer, and put fire from off the altar in it, and lay incense thereon, and carry it quickly unto the congregation, and make atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from Jehovah; the plague is begun. 47And Aaron took the censer as Moses spoke, and ran into the midst of the assembly; and, behold, the plague was begun among the people: and he put on the incense, and made atonement for the people. 48And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stopped. 49Now they that died by the plague were fourteen thousand seven hundred, besides them that died concerning the matter of Kor-ah. 50And Aaron returned to Moses unto the door of the tent of meeting: and the plague was stopped.

 

17 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 2Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of them rods, one for each fathersí house, of all their princes according to their fathersí houses, twelve rods: then write every manís name upon his rod. 3And you shall write Aaronís name upon the rod of Levi; for there shall be one rod for each head of their fathersí houses. 4And you shall lay them up in the tent of meeting before the testimony, where I meet with you. 5And it shall come to pass, that the rod of the man whom I shall choose shall bud: and I will make the murmurings of the children of Israel to cease from me, which they murmur against you. 6And Moses spoke unto the children of Israel; and all their princes gave him rods, one for each prince, according to their fathersí houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods. 7And Moses laid up the rods before Jehovah in the tent of the testimony.

8And it came to pass on the next day, that Moses went into the tent of the testimony; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for the house of Levi was budded, and put forth buds, and produced blossoms, and bare ripe almonds. 9And Moses brought out all the rods from before Jehovah unto all the children of Israel: and they looked, and took every man his rod. 10And Jehovah said unto Moses, Put back the rod of Aaron before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the children of rebellion; that you may make an end of their murmurings against me, that they die not. 11This Moses did: as Jehovah commanded him, so he did. 12And the children of Israel spoke unto Moses, saying, Behold, we perish, we are undone, we are all undone. 13Every one that comes near, that comes near unto the tabernacle of Jehovah, dies: shall we all perish?

 

18 And Jehovah said unto Aaron, you and your sons and your fathersí house with you shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary; and you and your sons with you shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood. 2And your brethren also, the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, bring near with you, that they may be joined unto you, and minister unto you: but you and your sons with you shall be before the tent of the testimony. 3And they shall keep your charge, and the charge of all the Tent: only they shall not come near unto the vessels of the sanctuary and unto the altar, that they die not, neither they, nor you. 4And they shall be joined unto you, and keep the charge of the tent of meeting, for all the service of the Tent: and a stranger shall not come near unto you. 5And you shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the altar; that there be no more wrath upon the children of Israel. 6And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from among the children of Israel: to you they are a gift, given unto Jehovah, to do the service of the tent of meeting. 7And you and your sons with you shall keep your priesthood for everything of the altar, and for all that within the veil; and you shall serve: I give you the priesthood as a gift of service: and the stranger that comes near shall be put to death.

8And Jehovah spoke unto Aaron, And I, behold, I have given you the charge of my heave-offerings, even all the hallowed things of the children of Israel; unto you have I given them by reason of the anointing, and to your sons, as a portion for ever. 9This shall be yours of the most holy things, reserved from the fire: every oblation of theirs, even every meal-offering of theirs, and every sin-offering of theirs, and every trespass-offering of theirs, which they shall render unto me, shall be most holy for you and for your sons. 10As the most holy things shall you eat of them; every male shall eat thereof: it shall be holy unto you. 11And this is your: the heave-offering of their gift, even all the wave-offerings of the children of Israel; I have given them unto you, and to your sons and to your daughters with you, as a portion for ever; every one that is clean in your house shall eat of them. 12All the best of the oil, and all the best of the vintage, and of the grain, the first-fruits of them which they give unto Jehovah, to you have I given them. 13The first-ripe fruits of all that is in their land, which they bring unto Jehovah, shall be your; every one that is clean in your house shall eat of them. 14Everything devoted in Israel shall be your. 15Everything that opens the womb, of all flesh which they offer unto Jehovah, both of man and beast shall be your: nevertheless the first-born of man shall you surely redeem, and the firstling of unclean beasts shall you redeem. 16And those that are to be redeemed of them from a month old shall you redeem, according to your estimation, for the money of five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary (the same is twenty gerahs). 17But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, you shall not redeem; they are holy: you shall sprinkle their blood upon the altar, and shall burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a sweet savor unto Jehovah. 18And the flesh of them shall be your, as the wave-breast and as the right thigh, it shall be your. 19All the heave-offerings of the holy things, which the children of Israel offer unto Jehovah, have I given you, and your sons and your daughters with you, as a portion for ever: it is a covenant of salt for ever before Jehovah unto you and to your seed with you.

20And Jehovah said unto Aaron, you shall have no inheritance in their land, neither shall you have any portion among them: I am your portion and your inheritance among the children of Israel. 21And unto the children of Levi, behold, I have given all the tithe in Israel for an inheritance, in return for their service which they serve, even the service of the tent of meeting. 22And hereafter the children of Israel shall not come near the tent of meeting, unless they bear sin, and die. 23But the Levites shall do the service of the tent of meeting, and they shall bear their iniquity: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations; and among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance. 24For the tithe of the children of Israel, which they offer as a heave-offering unto Jehovah, I have given to the Levites for an inheritance: therefore I have said unto them, Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance. 25And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 26Moreover you shall speak unto the Levites, and say to them, When you take of the children of Israel the tithe which I have given you from them for your inheritance, then you shall offer up a heave-offering of it for Jehovah, a tithe of the tithe. 27And your heave-offering shall be reckoned unto you, as though it were the grain of the threshing-floor, and as the fulness of the winepress. 28Thus you also shall offer a heave-offering unto Jehovah of all your tithes, which you receive of the children of Israel; and of that you shall give Jehovahís heave-offering to Aaron the priest. 29Out of all your gifts you shall offer every heave-offering of Jehovah, of all the best thereof, even the hallowed part thereof out of it. 30Therefore you shall say unto them, When you heave the best thereof from it, then it shall be reckoned unto the Levites as the increase of the threshing-floor, and as the increase of the wine-press. 31And you shall eat it in every place, you and your households: for it is your reward in return for your service in the tent of meeting. 32And you shall bear no sin by reason of it, when you have heaved from it the best thereof: and you shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel, that you die not.

 

19 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, 2This is the statute of the law which Jehovah has commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring you a red heifer without spot, wherein there is no blemish, and upon which never came a yoke. 3And you shall give her unto El-e-a-zar the priest, and he shall bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her before his face: 4and El-e-a-zar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and sprinkle her blood toward the front of the tent of meeting seven times. 5And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn: 6and the priest shall take cedar-wood, and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the heifer. 7Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the even. 8And he that burns her shall wash his clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the even. 9And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place; and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of Israel for a water for impurity: it is a sin-offering. 10And he that gathers the ashes of the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: and it shall be unto the children of Israel, and unto the stranger that sojourns among them, for a statute for ever.

11He that touches the dead body of any man shall be unclean seven days: 12the same shall purify himself therewith on the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean: but if he purify not himself on the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be clean. 13Whoeverever touches a dead person, the body of a man that has died, and purifies not himself, defiles the tabernacle of Jehovah; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel: because the water for impurity was not sprinkled upon him, he shall be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him. 14This is the law when a man dies in a tent: every one that comes into the tent, and every one that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days. 15And every open vessel, which has no covering bound upon it, is unclean. 16And whoever touches one that is slain with a sword in the open field, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days. 17And for the unclean they shall take of the ashes of the burning of the sin-offering; and with running water shall be put in a vessel: 18and a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon all the vessels, and upon the persons that were there, and upon him that touched the bone, or the slain, or the dead, or the grave: 19and the clean person shall sprinkle upon the unclean on the third day, and on the seventh day: and on the seventh day he shall purify him; and he shall wash his clothes, and bathe himself in water, and shall be clean at even. 20But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from the midst of the assembly, because he has defiled the sanctuary of Jehovah: the water for impurity has not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean. 21And it shall be a perpetual statute unto them: and he that sprinkle the water for impurity shall wash his clothes, and he that touches the water for impurity shall be unclean until even. 22And whatsoever the unclean person touches shall be unclean; and the soul that touches it shall be unclean until even.

 

20 And the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came into the wilderness of Zin in the first month: and the people abode in Ka-desh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there. 2And there was no water for the congregation: and they assembled themselves together against Moses and against Aaron. 3And the people argued with Moses, and spoke, saying, Would that we had died when our brethren died before Jehovah! 4And why have you brought the assembly of Jehovah into this wilderness, that we should die there, we and our beasts? 5And why have you made us to come up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? It is no place of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any water to drink. 6And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the assembly unto the door of the tent of meeting, and fell upon their faces: and the glory of Jehovah appeared unto them. 7And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 8Take the rod, and assemble the congregation, you, and Aaron your brother, and speak unto the rock before their eyes, that it give forth its water; and you shall bring forth to them water out of the rock; so you shall give the congregation and their cattle drink. 9And Moses took the rod from before Jehovah, as he commanded him. 10And Moses and Aaron gathered the assembly together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, you rebels; shall we bring you forth water out of this rock? 11And Moses lifted up his hand, and struck the rock with his rod twice: and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their cattle. 12And Jehovah said unto Moses and Aaron, Because you believed not in me, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore you shall not bring this assembly into the land which I have given them. 13These are the waters of Mer-i-bah; because the children of Israel argued with Jehovah, and he was sanctified in them.

14And Moses sent messengers from Ka-desh unto the king of E-dom, this says your brother Israel, you know all the travail that has befallen us: 15how our fathers went down into Egypt, and we dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians dealt ill with us, and our fathers: 16and when we cried unto Jehovah, he heard our voice, and sent an angel, and brought us forth out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in Ka-desh, a city in the uttermost of your border. 17Let us pass, I pray you, through your land: we will not pass through field or through vineyard, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go along the kingís highway; we will not turn aside to the right hand nor to the left, until we have passed your border. 18And E-dom said unto him, you shall not pass through me, unless I come out with the sword against you. 19And the children of Israel said unto him, We will go up by the highway; and if we drink of your water, I and my cattle, then will I give the price thereof: only let me, without doing anything else, pass through on my feet. 20And he said, you shall not pass through. And E-dom came out against him with many people, and with a strong hand. 21This E-dom refused to give Israel passage through his border: therefore Israel turned away from him.

22And they journeyed from Ka-desh: and the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, came unto mount Hor. 23And Jehovah spoke unto Moses and Aaron in mount Hor, by the border of the land of E-dom, saying, 24Aaron shall be gathered unto his people; for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto the children of Israel, because you rebelled against my word at the waters of Mer-i-bah. 25Take Aaron and El-e-a-zar his son, and bring them up unto mount Hor; 26and strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon El-e-a-zar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his people, and shall die there. 27And Moses did as Jehovah commanded: and they went up into mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation. 28And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put them upon El-e-a-zar his son; and Aaron died there on the top of the mount: and Moses and El-e-a-zar came down from the mount. 29And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they wept for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel.

 

21 And the Canaanite, the king of Ar-ad, who dwelt in the South, heard tell that Israel came by the way of At-har-im; and he fought against Israel, and took some of them captive. 2And Israel vowed a vow unto Jehovah, and said, If you will indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities. 3And Jehovah listened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: and the name of the place was called Hor-mah.

4And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way to the Red Sea, to compass the land of E-dom: and the soul of the people was much discouraged because of the way. 5And the people spoke against God, and against Moses, Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no bread, and there is no water; and our soul loathes this light bread. 6And Jehovah sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many people of Israel died. 7And the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, because we have spoken against Jehovah, and against you; pray unto Jehovah, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed for the people. 8And Jehovah said unto Moses, Make youself a fiery serpent, and set it upon a standard: and it shall come to pass, that every one that is bitten, when he sees it, shall live. 9And Moses made a serpent of brass, and set it upon the standard: and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any man, when he looked unto the serpent of brass, he lived.

10And the children of Israel journeyed, and camped in O-both. 11And they journeyed from O-both, and camped at I-je-ab-a-rim, in the wilderness which is before Moab, toward the sunrising. 12From there they journeyed, and camped in the valley of Zar-ed. 13From there they journeyed, and camped on the other side of the Ar-non, which is in the wilderness, that comes out of the border of the Am-or-ites: for the Ar-non is the border of Moab, between Moab and the Am-or-ites. 14Therefore it is said in the book of the Wars of Jehovah, Vah-eb in Su-phah, And the valleys of the Ar-non, 15And the slope of the valleys That inclines toward the dwelling of Ar, And leans upon the border of Moab. 16And from there they journeyed to Beer: that is the well whereof Jehovah said unto Moses, Gather the people together, and I will give them water. 17Then Israel sang this song: Spring up, O well; you sing unto it: 18The well, which the princes dug, Which the nobles of the people delved, With the sceptre, and with their staves. And from the wilderness they journeyed to Mat-ta-nah; 19and from Mat-ta-nah to Na-hal-i-el; and from Na-hal-i-el to Ba-moth; 20and from Ba-moth to the valley that is in the field of Moab, to the top of Pis-gah, which looks down upon the desert.

21And Israel sent messengers unto Si-hon king of the Am-or-ites, saying, 22Let me pass through your land: we will not turn aside into your field, or into your vineyard; we will not drink of the water of the your wells: we will go by the kingís highway, until we have passed your border. 23And Si-hon would not permit Israel to pass through his border: but Si-hon gathered all his people together, and went out against Israel into the wilderness, and came to Ja-haz; and he fought against Israel. 24And Israel struck him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from the Ar-non unto the Jab-bok, even unto the children of Ammon; for the border of the children of Ammon was strong. 25And Israel took all these cities: and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Am-or-ites, in Hesh-bon, and in all the towns thereof. 26For Hesh-bon was the city of Si-hon the king of the Am-or-ites, who had fought against the former king of Moab, and taken all his land out of his hand, even unto the Ar-non. 27Therefore they that speak in proverbs say, Come to Hesh-bon; Let the city of Si-hon be built and established: 28For a fire is gone out of Hesh-bon, A flame from the city of Si-hon: It has devoured Ar of Moab, The lords of the high places of the Ar-non. 29Woe to you, Moab! you are undone, O people of Che-mosh: He has given his sons as fugitives, And his daughters into captivity, Unto Si-hon king of the Am-or-ites. 30We have shot at them; Hesh-bon is perished even unto Di-bon, And we have laid waste even unto No-phah, Which reaches unto Me-de-ba. 31Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Am-or-ites. 32And Moses sent to spy out Ja-zer; and they took the towns thereof, and drove out the Am-or-ites that were there. 33And they turned and went up by the way of Ba-shan: and Og the king of Ba-shan went out against them, he and all his people, to battle at Ed-re-i. 34And Jehovah said unto Moses, Fear him not: for I have delivered him into your hand, and all his people, and his land; and you shall do to him as you did unto Si-hon king of the Am-or-ites, who dwelt at Hesh-bon. 35So they struck him, and his sons and all his people, until there was none of him left remaining: and they possessed his land.

 

22 And the children of Israel journeyed, and camped in the plains of Moab beyond the Jordan at Jericho. 2And Balak the son of Zip-por saw all that Israel had done to the Am-or-ites. 3And Moab was greatly afraid of the people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the children of Israel. 4And Moab said unto the elders of Mid-i-an, Now will this multitude lick up all that is round about us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field. And Balak the son of Zip-por was king of Moab at that time. 5And he sent messengers unto Ba-laam the son of Be-or, to Pe-thor, which is by the River, to the land of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a people that have come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth, and they abide over against me. 6Come now therefore, I pray you, and curse this people for me; for they are too mighty for me: perhaps I shall prevail, that we may strike them, and that I may drive them out of the land; for I know that he whom you bless is blessed, and he whom you curse is cursed. 7And the elders of Moab and the elders of Mid-i-an departed with the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came unto Ba-laam, and spoke unto him the words of Balak. 8And he said unto them, Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word again, as Jehovah shall speak unto me: and the princes of Moab abode with Ba-laam. 9And God came unto Ba-laam, and said, What men are these with you? 10And Ba-laam said unto God, Balak the son of Zip-por, king of Moab, has sent unto me, saying, 11Behold, the people that is come out of Egypt, covers the face of the earth: now, come and curse them for me; perhaps I shall be able to fight against them, and shall drive them out. 12And God said unto Ba-laam, you shall not go with them; you shall not curse the people; for they are blessed. 13And Ba-laam rose up in the morning, and said unto the princes of Balak, Return into your land; for Jehovah refuses to give me leave to go with you. 14And the princes of Moab rose up, and they went unto Balak, and said, Ba-laam refuses to come with us.

15And Balak yet again sent more princes, and more honorable than they. 16And they came to Ba-laam, and said to him, this says Balak the son of Zip-por, Let nothing, I pray you, hinder you from coming unto me: 17for I will promote you unto a very great honor, and whatsoever you say unto me I will do: come therefore, I pray you, curse this people for me. 18And Ba-laam answered and said unto the servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of Jehovah my God, to do less or more. 19Now therefore, I pray you, tarry you also here this night, that I may know what more Jehovah will speak unto me. 20And God came unto Ba-laam at night, and said unto him, If the men are come to call you, rise up, and go with them; but only the word which I speak unto you, that shall you do. 21And Ba-laam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab.

22And Godís anger was kindled because he went; and the angel of Jehovah placed himself in the way for an adversary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were with him. 23And the ass saw the angel of Jehovah standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand; and the ass turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Ba-laam struck the ass, to turn her into the way. 24Then the angel of Jehovah stood in a narrow path between the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that side. 25And the ass saw the angel of Jehovah, and she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Ba-laamís foot against the wall: and he struck her again. 26And the angel of Jehovah went further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right hand or to the left. 27And the ass saw the angel of Jehovah, and she lay down under Ba-laam: and Ba-laamís anger was kindled, and he struck the ass with his staff. 28And Jehovah opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Ba-laam, What have I done unto you, that you have struck me these three times? 29And Ba-laam said unto the ass, Because you have mocked me, I would that there were a sword in my hand, for now I would had killed you. 30And the ass said unto Ba-laam, Am I not your ass, upon which you have ridden all your life long unto this day? was I ever known to do so unto you? and he said, no. 31Then Jehovah opened the eyes of Ba-laam, and he saw the angel of Jehovah standing in the way, with his sword drawn in his hand; and he bowed his head, and fell on his face. 32And the angel of Jehovah said unto him, why have you struck your ass these three times? behold, I am come forth for an adversary, because your way is perverse before me: 33and the ass saw me, and turned aside before me these three times: unless she had turned aside from me, surely by now I would have slain you, and saved her alive. 34And Ba-laam said unto the angel of Jehovah, I have sinned; for I knew not that you stood in the way against me: now therefore, if it displease you, I will return back again. 35And the angel of Jehovah said unto Ba-laam, Go with the men; but only the word that I shall speak unto you, that you shall speak. So Ba-laam went with the princes of Balak.

36And when Balak heard that Ba-laam was come, he went out to meet him unto the City of Moab, which is on the border of the Ar-non, which is in the utmost part of the border. 37And Balak said unto Ba-laam, Did I not earnestly send unto you to call you? why did you not come unto me? Am I not able indeed to promote you to honor? 38And Ba-laam said unto Balak, Lo, I am come unto you: have I now any power at all to speak anything? The word that God puts in my mouth, that shall I speak. 39And Ba-laam went with Balak, and they came unto Kir-jath-hu-zoth. 40And Balak sacrificed oxen and sheep, and sent to Ba-laam, and to the princes that were with him. 41And it came to pass in the morning, that Balak took Ba-laam, and brought him up into the high places of Ba-al; and he saw from there the utmost part of the people.

 

23 And Ba-laam said unto Balak, Build me seven altars here, and prepare seven bullocks and seven rams for me. 2And Balak did as Ba-laam had spoken; and Balak and Ba-laam offered on every altar a bullock and a ram. 3And Ba-laam said unto Balak, Stand by your burnt-offering, and I will go: perhaps Jehovah will come to meet me; and whatsoever he shows me I will tell you. And he went to a bare height. 4And God met Ba-laam: and he said unto him, I have prepared the seven altars, and I have offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar. 5And Jehovah put a word in Ba-laamís mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and this is what you shall speak. 6And he returned unto him, and, lo, he was standing by his burnt-offering, he, and all the princes of Moab.  *** 7And he took up his parable, and said, From Ar-am has Balak brought me, The king of Moab from the mountains of the East: Come, curse Jacob for me, And come, defy Israel. 8How shall I curse, whom God has not cursed? And how shall I defy, whom Jehovah has not defied? 9For from the top of the rocks I see him, And from the hills I behold him: lo, it is a people that dwells alone, And shall not be reckoned among the nations. 10Who can count the dust of Jacob, Or number the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the righteous, And let my last end be like his! 11And Balak said unto Ba-laam, What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies, and, behold, you have blessed them altogether. 12And he answered and said, Must I not take heed to speak that which Jehovah puts in my mouth?

13And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray you, with me unto another place, from where you may see them; you shall see but the utmost part of them, and shall not see them all: and curse them from there for me. 14And he took him into the field of Zo-phim, to the top of Pis-gah, and built seven altars, and offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar. 15And he said unto Balak, Stand here by your burnt-offering, while I meet Jehovah yonder. 16And Jehovah met Ba-laam, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and this you shall speak. 17And he came to him, and, lo, he was standing by his burnt-offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said unto him, What has Jehovah spoken? 18And he took up his parable, and said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; listen unto me, you son of Zip-por: 19God is not a man, that he should lie, Neither the son of man, that he should repent: has he said, and will he not do it? Or has he spoken, and will he not make it good? 20Behold, I have received commandment to bless: And he has blessed, and I cannot reverse it. 21He has not beheld iniquity in Jacob; Neither has he seen perverseness in Israel: Jehovah his God is with him, And the shout of a king is among them. 22God brings them forth out of Egypt; He has as it were the strength of the wild-ox. 23Surely there is no enchantment with Jacob; Neither is there any divination with Israel: Now shall it be said of Jacob and of Israel, What has God worked! 24Behold, the people rises up as a lioness, And as a lion does he lift himself up: He shall not lie down until he eat of the prey, And drink the blood of the slain. 25And Balak said unto Ba-laam, Neither curse them at all, nor bless them at all. 26But Ba-laam answered and said unto Balak, Did I not tell you, saying, All that Jehovah speaks, that must I do? 27And Balak said unto Ba-laam, Come now, I will take you unto another place; perhaps it will please God that you may curse them for me from there. 28And Balak took Ba-laam unto the top of Pe-or, that looks down upon the desert. 29And Ba-laam said unto Balak, Build me seven altars here, and prepare seven bullocks and seven rams for me. 30And Balak did as Ba-laam had said, and offered up a bullock and a ram on every altar.

 

24 And when Ba-laam saw that it pleased Jehovah to bless Israel, he went not, as at the other times, to meet with enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness. 2And Ba-laam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel dwelling according to their tribes; and the Spirit of God came upon him. 3And he took up his parable, and said, Ba-laam the son of Be-or says, And the man whose eye was closed says; 4He says, who hears the words of God, Who sees the vision of the Almighty, Falling down, and having his eyes open: 5How goodly are your tents, O Jacob, your tabernacles, O Israel! 6As valleys are they spread forth, As gardens by the river-side, As lign-aloes which Jehovah has planted, As cedar-trees beside the waters. 7Water shall flow from his buckets, And his seed shall be in many waters, And his king shall be higher than Agag, And his kingdom shall be exalted. 8God brings him forth out of Egypt; He has as it were the strength of the wild-ox: He shall eat up his adversaries the nations, And shall break their bones in pieces, And strike them through with his arrows. 9He couched, he lay down as a lion, And as a lioness; who shall rouse him up? Blessed be every one that blesses you, And cursed be every one that curses you.

10And Balakís anger was kindled against Ba-laam, and he struck his hands together; and Balak said unto Ba-laam, I called you to curse my enemies, and, behold, you have altogether blessed them these three times. 11Therefore flee now to your place: I thought to promote you unto great honor; but, lo, Jehovah has kept you back from honor. 12And Ba-laam said unto Balak, spoke I not also to your messengers that you sent unto me, saying, 13If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of Jehovah, to do either good or bad of my own mind; what Jehovah speaks, that will I speak? 14And now, behold, I go unto my people: come, and I will advise you of what this people shall do to your people in the latter days.

15And he took up his parable, and said, Ba-laam the son of Be-or says, And the man whose eye was closed says; 16He says, who hears the words of God, And knows the knowledge of the Most High, Who sees the vision of the Almighty, Falling down, and having his eyes open: 17I see him, but not now; I behold him, but not near: There shall come forth a star out of Jacob, And a sceptre shall rise out of Israel, And shall strike through the corners of Moab, And break down all the sons of tumult. 18And E-dom shall be a possession, Se-ir also shall be a possession, who were his enemies; While Israel does valiantly. 19And out of Jacob shall one have dominion, And shall destroy the remnant from the city. 20And he looked on Am-a-lek, and took up his parable, and said, Am-a-lek was the first of the nations; But his latter end shall come to destruction. 21And he looked on the Ke-nites, and took up his parable, and said, Strong is your dwelling-place, And your nest is set in the rock. 22Nevertheless Kain shall be wasted, Until Assh-ur shall carry you away captive. 23And he took up his parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God does this? 24But ships shall come from the coast of Chit-tim, And they shall afflict Assh-ur, and shall afflict E-ber; And he also shall come to destruction. 25And Ba-laam rose up, and went and returned to his place; and Balak also went his way.

 

25 And Israel abode in Shit-tim; and the people began to play the harlot with the daughters of Moab: 2for they called the people unto the sacrifices of their gods; and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods. 3And Israel joined himself unto Ba-al-pe-or: and the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Israel. 4And Jehovah said unto Moses, Take all the chiefs of the people, and hang them up unto Jehovah before the sun, that the fierce anger of Jehovah may turn away from Israel. 5And Moses said unto the judges of Israel, Slay every one his men that have joined themselves unto Ba-al-pe-or.

6And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Mid-i-a-ni-tish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, while they were weeping at the door of the tent of meeting. 7And when Phin-e-has, the son of El-e-a-zar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from the midst of the congregation, and took a spear in his hand; 8and he went after the man of Israel into the pavilion, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her body. So the plague was stayed from the children of Israel. 9And those that died by the plague were twenty-four thousand. 10And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 11Phin-e-has, the son of El-e-a-zar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, in that he was jealous with my jealousy among them, so that I consumed not the children of Israel in my jealousy. 12Therefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace: 13and it shall be unto him, and to his seed after him, the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was jealous for his God, and made atonement for the children of Israel. 14Now the name of the man of Israel that was slain, who was slain with the Mid-i-a-ni-tish woman, was Zim-ri, the son of Sa-lu, a prince of a fathersí house among the Simeonites. 15And the name of the Mid-i-a-ni-tish woman that was slain was Coz-bi, the daughter of Zur; he was head of the people of a fathersí house in Mid-i-an.

16And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 17Vex the Mid-i-a-nites, and strike them; 18for they vex you with their wiles, wherewith they have beguiled you in the matter of Pe-or, and in the matter of Coz-bi, the daughter of the prince of Mid-i-an, their sister, who was slain on the day of the plague in the matter of Pe-or.

 

26 And it came to pass after the plague, that Jehovah spoke unto Moses and unto El-e-a-zar the son of Aaron the priest, saying, 2Take the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, from twenty years old and upward, by their fathersí houses, all that are able to go forth to war in Israel. 3And Moses and El-e-a-zar the priest spoke with them in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying, 4Take the sum of the people, from twenty years old and upward; as Jehovah commanded Moses and the children of Israel, that came forth out of the land of Egypt.

5Reuben, the first-born of Israel; the sons of Reuben: of Ha-noch, the family of the Ha-noch-ites; of Pal-lu, the family of the Pal-lu-ites; 6of Hez-ron, the family of the Hez-ron-ites; of Car-mi, the family of the Car-mites. 7These are the families of the Reubenites; and they that were numbered of them were forty-three thousand seven hundred and thirty. 8And the sons of Pal-lu: E-li-ab. 9And the sons of E-li-ab: Nem-u-el, and Da-than, and A-bi-ram. These are that Da-than and A-bi-ram, who were called of the congregation, who argued against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Kor-ah, when they argued against Jehovah, 10and the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up together with Kor-ah, when that company died; that time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men, and they became a sign. 11Notwithstanding, the sons of Kor-ah died not. 12The sons of Simeon after their families: of Nem-u-el, the family of the Nem-u-el-ites; of Ja-min, the family of the Ja-min-ites; of Ja-chin, the family of the Ja-chin-ites; 13of Ze-rah, the family of the Zar-hites; of Sha-ul, the family of the Sha-ul-ites. 14These are the families of the Simeonites, twenty-two thousand two hundred. 15The sons of Gad after their families: of Ze-phon, the family of the Ze-phon-ites; of Hag-gi, the family of the Hag-gites; of Shu-ni, the family of the Shu-nites; 16of Oz-ni, the family of the Oz-nites; of E-ri, the family of the E-rites; 17of Ar-od, the family of the Ar-o-dites; of A-re-li, the family of the A-re-lites. 18These are the families of the sons of Gad according to those that were numbered of them, forty thousand five hundred. 19The sons of Judah: Er and O-nan; and Er and O-nan died in the land of Canaan. 20And the sons of Judah after their families were: of She-lah, the family of the She-la-nites; of Pe-rez, the family of the Pere-zites; of Ze-rah, the family of the Zar-hites. 21And the sons of Pe-rez were: of Hez-ron, the family of the Hez-ron-ites; of Ham-ul, the family of the Ham-ul-ites. 22These are the families of Judah according to those that were numbered of them, seventy-six thousand five hundred. 23The sons of Is-sa-char after their families: of To-la, the family of the To-la-ites; of Pu-a, the family of the Pu-nites; 24of Jash-ub, the family of the Jash-ubites; of Shim-ron, the family of the Shim-ron-ites. 25These are the families of Is-sa-char according to those that were numbered of them, sixty-four thousand three hundred. 26The sons of Ze-bu-lun after their families: of Se-red, the family of the Sar-dites; of E-lon, the family of the E-lon-ites; of Jah-leel, the family of the Jah-leel-ites. 27These are the families of the Ze-bu-lun-ites according to those that were numbered of them, sixty thousand five hundred. 28The sons of Joseph after their families: Ma-nas-seh and E-phra-im. 29The sons of Ma-nas-seh: of Ma-chir, the family of the Ma-chir-ites; and Ma-chir begat Gil-e-ad; of Gil-e-ad, the family of the Gil-e-adites. 30These are the sons of Gil-e-ad: of Je-e-zer, the family of the Je-e-zer-ites; of Ke-lek, the family of the Ke-lek-ites; 31and of Ash-ri-el, the family of the As-ri-e-lites; and of She-chem, the family of the She-chem-ites; 32and of She-mi-da, the family of the She-mi-da-ites; and of He-pher, the family of the He-pher-ites. 33And Ze-loph-e-had the son of He-pher had no sons, but daughters: and the names of the daughters of Ze-loph-e-had were Mah-lah, and Noah, Hog-lah, Mil-cah, and Tir-zah. 34These are the families of Ma-nas-seh; and they that were numbered of them were fifty-two thousand seven hundred. 35These are the sons of E-phra-im after their families: of Shu-the-lah, the family of the Shu-thal-hites; of Be-cher, the family of the Bach-rites; of Ta-han, the family of the Ta-han-ites. 36And these are the sons of Shu-the-lah: of E-ran, the family of the E-ran-ites. 37These are the families of the sons of E-phra-im according to those that were numbered of them, thirty-two thousand five hundred. These are the sons of Joseph after their families. 38The sons of Benjamin after their families: of Be-la, the family of the Be-la-ites; of Ash-bel, the family of the Ash-bel-ites; of A-hi-ram, the family of the A-hi-ram-ites; 39of Shu-pham, the family of the Shu-pham-ites; of Hu-pham, the family of the Hu-pham-ites. 40And the sons of Be-la were Ard and Na-a-man: of Ard, the family of the Ard-ites; of Na-a-man, the family of the Na-a-mites. 41These are the sons of Benjamin after their families; and they that were numbered of them were forty-five thousand six hundred. 42These are the sons of Dan after their families: of Shu-ham, the family of the Shu-ham-ites. These are the families of Dan after their families. 43All the families of the Shu-ham-ites, according to those that were numbered of them, were sixty-four thousand four hundred. 44The sons of Asher after their families: of Jim-na, the family of the Jim-nites; of Ish-u-i, the family of the Ish-vites; of Be-ri-ah, the family of the Be-ri-ites. 45Of the sons of Be-ri-ah: of He-ber, the family of the He-ber-ites; of Mal-chi-el, the family of the Mal-chi-e-lites. 46And the name of the daughter of Asher was Se-rah. 47These are the families of the sons of Asher according to those that were numbered of them, fifty-three thousand four hundred. 48The sons of Naph-ta-li after their families: of Jah-zeel, the family of the Jah-zeel-ites; of Gu-ni, the family of the Gu-nites; 49of Je-zer, the family of the Je-zer-ites; of Shil-lem, the family of the Shil-lem-ites. 50These are the families of Naph-ta-li according to their families; and they that were numbered of them were forty-five thousand four hundred. 51These are they that were numbered of the children of Israel, six hundred thousand and one thousand seven hundred and thirty.

52And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 53Unto these the land shall be divided for an inheritance according to the number of names. 54To the more you shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer you shall give the less inheritance: to every one according to those that were numbered of him shall his inheritance be given. 55Notwithstanding, the land shall be divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherit. 56According to the lot shall their inheritance be divided between the more and the fewer.

57And these are they that were numbered of the Levites after their families: of Ger-shon, the family of the Ger-shon-ites; of Ko-hath, the family of the Ko-hath-ites; of Me-rar-i, the family of the Me-rar-ites. 58These are the families of Levites: the family of the Lib-nites, the family of the He-bron-ites, the family of the Mah-lites, the family of the Mu-shites, the family of the Kor-a-hites. And Ko-hath begat Amram. 59And the name of Amramís wife was Joch-e-bed, the daughter of Levi, who was born to Levi in Egypt: and she bare unto Amram Aaron and Moses, and Miriam their sister. 60And unto Aaron were born Na-dab and A-bi-hu, El-e-a-zar and Ith-a-mar. 61And Na-dab and A-bi-hu died, when they offered strange fire before Jehovah. 62And they that were numbered of them were twenty-three thousand, every male from a month old and upward: for they were not numbered among the children of Israel, because there was no inheritance given them among the children of Israel.

63These are they that were numbered by Moses and El-e-a-zar the priest, who numbered the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho. 64But among these there was not a man of them that were numbered by Moses and Aaron the priest, who numbered the children of Israel in the wilderness of Si-nai. 65For Jehovah had said of them, They shall surely die in the wilderness. And there was not left a man of them, save Caleb the son of Je-phun-neh, and Joshua the son of Nun.

 

27 Then drew near the daughters of Ze-loph-e-had, the son of He-pher, the son of Gil-e-ad, the son of Ma-chir, the son of Ma-nas-seh, of the families of Ma-nas-seh the son of Joseph; and these are the names of his daughters: Mah-lah, Noah, and Hog-lah, and Mil-cah, and Tir-zah. 2And they stood before Moses, and before El-e-a-zar the priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, at the door of the tent of meeting, saying, 3Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not among the company of them that gathered themselves together against Jehovah in the company of Kor-ah: but he died in his own sin; and he had no sons. 4Why should the name of our father be taken away from among his family, because he had no son? Give unto us a possession among the brethren of our father. 5And Moses brought their cause before Jehovah. 6And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 7The daughters of Ze-loph-e-had speak right: you shall surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their fatherís brethren; and you shall cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them. 8And you shall speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then you shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter. 9And if he have no daughter, then you shall give his inheritance unto his brethren. 10And if he have no brethren, then you shall give his inheritance unto his fatherís brethren. 11And if his father have no brethren, then you shall give his inheritance unto his kinsman that is next to him of his family, and he shall possess it: and it shall be unto the children of Israel a statute and an ordinance, as Jehovah commanded Moses.

12And Jehovah said unto Moses, Get yourself up into this mountain of Ab-a-rim, and behold the land which I have given unto the children of Israel. 13And when you have seen it, you also shall be gathered unto your people, as Aaron your brother was gathered; 14because you rebelled against my word in the wilderness of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at the waters before their eyes. (These are the waters of Mer-i-bah of Ka-desh in the wilderness of Zin.)

15And Moses spoke unto Jehovah, saying, 16Let Jehovah, the God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation, 17who may go out before them, and who may come in before them, and who may lead them out, and who may bring them in; that the congregation of Jehovah be not as sheep which have no shepherd. 18And Jehovah said unto Moses, Take Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom the Spirit is, and lay your hand upon him; 19and set him before El-e-a-zar the priest, and before all the congregation; and give him a charge in their sight. 20And you shall put of your honor upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may obey. 21And he shall stand before El-e-a-zar the priest, who shall inquire for him by the judgment of the U-rim before Jehovah: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even all the congregation. 22And Moses did as Jehovah commanded him; and he took Joshua, and set him before El-e-a-zar the priest, and before all the congregation: 23and he laid his hands upon him, and gave him a charge, as Jehovah spoke by Moses.

 

28 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 2Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, My oblation, my food for my offerings made by fire, of a sweet savor unto me, you shall observe to offer unto me in their due season. 3And you shall say unto them, This is the offering made by fire which you shall offer unto Jehovah: he-lambs a year old without blemish, two day by day, for a continual burnt-offering. 4The one lamb shall you offer in the morning, and the other lamb shall you offer at even; 5and the tenth part of an E-phah of fine flour for a meal-offering, mingled with the fourth part of a hin of beaten oil. 6It is a continual burnt-offering, which was ordained in mount Si-nai for a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto Jehovah. 7And the drink-offering thereof shall be the fourth part of a hin for the one lamb: in the holy place shall you pour out a drink-offering of *** strong drink unto Jehovah. 8And the other lamb shall you offer at even: as the meal-offering of the morning, and as the drink-offering thereof, you shall offer it, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Jehovah.

9And on the Sabbath day two he-lambs a year old without blemish, and two tenth parts of an E-phah of fine flour for a meal-offering, mingled with oil, and the drink-offering thereof: 10this is the burnt-offering of every Sabbath, besides the continual burnt-offering, and the drink-offering thereof. 11And in the beginnings of your months you shall offer a burnt-offering unto Jehovah: two young bullocks, and one ram, seven he-lambs a year old without blemish; 12and three tenth parts of an E-phah of fine flour for a meal-offering, mingled with oil, for each bullock; and two tenth parts of fine flour for a meal-offering, mingled with oil, for the one ram; 13and a tenth part of fine flour mingled with oil for a meal-offering unto every lamb; for a burnt-offering of a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto Jehovah. 14And their drink-offerings shall be half a hin of wine for a bullock, and the third part of a hin for the ram, and the fourth part of a hin for a lamb: this is the burnt-offering of every month throughout the months of the year. 15And one he-goat for a sin-offering unto Jehovah; it shall be offered besides the continual burnt-offering, and the drink-offering thereof.

16And in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, is Jehovahís Passover. 17And on the fifteenth day of this month shall be a feast: seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten. 18In the first day there shall be a holy convocation: you shall do no servile work; 19but you shall offer an offering made by fire, a burnt-offering unto Jehovah: two young bullocks, and one ram, and seven he-lambs a year old; they shall be unto you without blemish; 20and their meal-offering, fine flour mingled with oil: three tenth parts shall you offer for a bullock, and two tenth parts for the ram; 21a tenth part shall you offer for every lamb of the seven lambs; 22and one he-goat for a sin-offering, to make atonement for you. 23you shall offer these besides the burnt-offering of the morning, which is for a continual burnt-offering. 24After this manner you shall offer daily, for seven days, the food of the offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Jehovah: it shall be offered besides the continual burnt-offering, and the drink-offering thereof. 25And on the seventh day you shall have a holy convocation: you shall do no servile work. 26Also in the day of the first-fruits, when you offer a new meal-offering unto Jehovah in your feast of weeks, you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work; 27but you shall offer a burnt-offering for a sweet savor unto Jehovah: two young bullocks, one ram, seven he-lambs a year old; 28and their meal-offering, fine flour mingled with oil, three tenth parts for each bullock, two tenth parts for the one ram, 29a tenth part for every lamb of the seven lambs; 30one he-goat, to make atonement for you. 31Besides the continual burnt-offering, and the meal-offering thereof, you shall offer them (they shall be unto you without blemish), and their drink-offerings.

 

29 And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing of trumpets unto you. 2And you shall offer a burnt-offering for a sweet savor unto Jehovah: one young bullock, one ram, seven he-lambs a year old without blemish; 3and their meal-offering, fine flour mingled with oil, three tenth parts for the bullock, two tenth parts for the ram, 4and one tenth part for every lamb of the seven lambs; 5and one he-goat for a sin-offering, to make atonement for you; 6besides the burnt-offering of the new moon, and the meal-offering thereof, and the continual burnt-offering and the meal-offering thereof, and their drink-offerings, according unto their ordinance, for a sweet savor, an offering made by fire unto Jehovah. 7And on the tenth day of this seventh month you shall have a holy convocation; and you shall afflict your souls: you shall do no manner of work; 8but you shall offer a burnt-offering unto Jehovah for a sweet savor: one young bullock, one ram, seven he-lambs a year old; they shall be unto you without blemish; 9and their meal-offering, fine flour mingled with oil, three tenth parts for the bullock, two tenth parts for the one ram, 10a tenth part for every lamb of the seven lambs: 11one he-goat for a sin-offering; besides the sin-offering of atonement, and the continual burnt-offering, and the meal-offering thereof, and their drink-offerings. 12And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work, and you shall keep a feast unto Jehovah seven days: 13and you shall offer a burnt-offering, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Jehovah; thirteen young bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a year old; they shall be without blemish; 14and their meal-offering, fine flour mingled with oil, three tenth parts for every bullock of the thirteen bullocks, two tenth parts for each ram of the two rams, 15and a tenth part for every lamb of the fourteen lambs; 16and one he-goat for a sin-offering, besides the continual burnt-offering, the meal-offering thereof, and the drink-offering thereof. 17And on the second day you shall offer twelve young bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a year old without blemish; 18and their meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance; 19and one he-goat for a sin-offering; besides the continual burnt-offering, and the meal-offering thereof, and their drink-offerings. 20And on the third day eleven bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a year old without blemish; 21and their meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance; 22and one he-goat for a sin-offering; besides the continual burnt-offering, and the meal-offering thereof, and the drink-offering thereof. 23And on the fourth day ten bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a year old without blemish; 24their meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance; 25and one he-goat for a sin-offering; besides the continual burnt-offering, the meal-offering thereof, and the drink-offering thereof. 26And on the fifth day nine bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a year old without blemish; 27and their meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance; 28and one he-goat for a sin-offering, besides the continual burnt-offering, and the meal-offering thereof, and the drink-offering thereof. 29And on the sixth day eight bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a year old without blemish; 30and their meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance; 31and one he-goat for a sin-offering; besides the continual burnt-offering, the meal-offering thereof, and the drink-offerings thereof. 32And on the seventh day seven bullocks, two rams, fourteen he-lambs a year old without blemish; 33and their meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, according to their number, after the ordinance; 34and one he-goat for a sin-offering; besides the continual burnt-offering, the meal-offering thereof, and the drink-offering thereof. 35On the eighth day you shall have a solemn assembly: you shall do no servile work; 36but you shall offer a burnt-offering, an offering made by fire, of a sweet savor unto Jehovah: one bullock, one ram, seven he-lambs a year old without blemish; 37their meal-offering and their drink-offerings for the bullock, for the ram, and for the lambs, shall be according to their number, after the ordinance: 38and one he-goat for a sin-offering, besides the continual burnt-offering, and the meal-offering thereof, and the drink-offering thereof. 39These you shall offer unto Jehovah in your set feasts, besides your vows, and your freewill-offerings, for your burnt-offerings, and for your meal-offerings, and for your drink-offerings, and for your peace-offerings. 40And Moses told the children of Israel according to all that had Jehovah commanded him.

30 And Moses spoke unto the heads of the tribes of the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which Jehovah has commanded. 2When a man vows a vow unto Jehovah, or swears an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word; he shall do according to all that proceeds out of his mouth.

3Also when a woman vows a vow unto Jehovah, and binds herself by a bond, being in her fatherís house, in her youth, 4and her father hears her vow, and her bond wherewith she has bound her soul, and her father holds his peace at her; then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she has bound her soul shall stand. 5But if her father disallow her in the day that he hears, none of her vows, or of her bonds wherewith she has bound her soul, shall stand: and Jehovah will forgive her, because her father disallowed her. 6And if she be married to a husband, while her vows are upon her, or the rash utterance of her lips, wherewith she has bound her soul, 7and her husband hear it, and hold his peace at her in the day that he hears it; then her vows shall stand, and her bonds wherewith she has bound her soul shall stand. 8But if her husband disallow her in the day that he hears it, then he shall make void her vow which is upon her, and the rash utterance of her lips, wherewith she has bound her soul: and Jehovah will forgive her. 9But the vow of a widow, or of her that is divorced, even everything wherewith she has bound her soul, shall stand against her. 10And if she vowed in her husbandís house, or bound her soul by a bond with an oath, 11and her husband heard it, and held his peace at her, and disallowed her not; then all her vows shall stand, and every bond wherewith she bound her soul shall stand. 12But if her husband made them null and void in the day that he heard them, then whatsoever proceeded out of her lips concerning her vows, or concerning the bond of her soul, shall not stand: her husband has made them void; and Jehovah will forgive her. 13Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it void. 14But if her husband altogether hold his peace at her from day to day, then he establishes all her vows, or all her bonds, which are upon her: he has established them, because he held his peace at her in the day that he heard them. 15But if he shall make them null and void after that he has heard them, then he shall bear her iniquity. 16These are the statutes, which Jehovah commanded Moses, between a man and his wife, between a father and his daughter, being in her youth, in her fatherís house.

 

31 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 2Avenge the children of Israel of the Mid-i-a-nites: afterward shall you be gathered unto your people. 3And Moses spoke unto the people, saying, You men that are from among you arm for the war, that they may go against Mid-i-an, to execute Jehovahís vengeance on Mid-i-an. 4Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall you send to the war. 5So there were delivered, out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand of every tribe, twelve thousand armed for war. 6And Moses sent them, a thousand of every tribe, to the war, them and Phin-e-has the son of El-e-a-zar the priest, to the war, with the vessels of the sanctuary and the trumpets for the alarm in his hand.

7And they warred against Mid-i-an, as Jehovah commanded Moses; and they slew every male. 8And they slew the kings of Mid-i-an with the rest of their slain: E-vi, and Re-kem, and Zur, and Hur, and Re-ba, the five kings of Mid-i-an: Ba-laam also the son of Be-or they slew with the sword. 9And the children of Israel took captive the women of Mid-i-an and their little ones; and all their cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods, they took for a prey. 10And all their cities in the places wherein they dwelt, and all their encampments, they burnt with fire. 11And they took all the spoil, and all the prey, both of man and of beast. 12And they brought the captives, and the prey, and the spoil, unto Moses, and unto El-e-a-zar the priest, and unto the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the camp at the plains of Moab, which are by the Jordan at Jericho.

13And Moses, and El-e-a-zar the priest, and all the princes of the congregation, went forth to meet them without the camp. 14And Moses was angry with the officers of the host, the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds, who came from the service of the war. 15And Moses said unto them, Have you saved all the women alive? 16Behold, these caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Ba-laam, to commit trespasses against Jehovah in the matter of Pe-or, and so the plague was among the congregation of Jehovah. 17Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and kill every woman that has known man by lying with him. 18But all the women-children, that have not known man by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves. 19And make yours camp without the camp seven days: whoever has killed any person, and whoever has touched any slain, purify yourselves on the third day and on the seventh day, you and your captives. 20And as to every garment, and all that is made of skin, and all work of goatsí hair, and all things made of wood, you shall purify yourselves. 21And El-e-a-zar the priest said unto the men of war that went to the battle, This is the statute of the law which Jehovah has commanded Moses: 22howbeit the gold, and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin, and the lead, 23everything that may abide the fire, you shall make to go through the fire, and it shall be clean; nevertheless it shall be purified with the water for impurity: and all that abides not the fire you shall make to go through the water. 24And you shall wash your clothes on the seventh day, and you shall be clean; and afterward you shall come into the camp.

25And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 26Take the sum of the prey that was taken, both of man and of beast, you, and El-e-a-zar the priest, and the heads of the fathersí houses of the congregation; 27and divide the prey into two parts: between the men skilled in war, that went out to battle, and all the congregation. 28And levy a tribute unto Jehovah of the men of war that went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the oxen, and of the asses, and of the flocks: 29take it of their half, and give it unto El-e-a-zar the priest, for Jehovahís heave-offering. 30And of the children of Israelís half, you shall take one drawn out of every fifty, of the persons, of the oxen, of the asses, and of the flocks, even of all the cattle, and give them unto the Levites, that keep the charge of the tabernacle of Jehovah. 31And Moses and El-e-a-zar the priest did as Jehovah commanded Moses. 32Now the prey, over and above the booty which the men of war took, was six hundred and seventy-five thousand sheep, 33and sixty and twelve thousand oxen, 34and sixty-one thousand asses, 35and thirty-two thousand persons in all, of the women that had not known man by lying with him. 36And the half, which was the portion of them that went out to war, was in number three hundred and thirty-seven thousand five hundred sheep: 37and Jehovahís tribute of the sheep was six hundred and seventy-five. 38And the oxen were thirty-six thousand; of which Jehovahís tribute was seventy-two. 39And the asses were thirty thousand five hundred; of which Jehovahís tribute was sixty-one. 40And the persons were sixteen thousand; of whom Jehovahís tribute was thirty-two persons. 41And Moses gave the tribute, which was Jehovahís heave-offering, unto El-e-a-zar the priest, as Jehovah commanded Moses. 42And of the children of Israelís half, which Moses divided off from the men that warred 43(now the congregationís half was three hundred and thirty-seven thousand five hundred sheep, 44and thirty-six thousand oxen, 45and thirty thousand five hundred asses, 46and sixteen thousand persons), 47even of the children of Israelís half, Moses took one drawn out of every fifty, both of man and of beast, and gave them unto the Levites, that kept the charge of the tabernacle of Jehovah; as Jehovah commanded Moses.

48And the officers that were over the thousands of the host, the captains of thousands, and the captains of hundreds, came near unto Moses; 49and they said unto Moses, your servants have taken the sum of the men of war that are under our charge, and there lacks not one man of us. 50And we have brought Jehovahís oblation, what every man has gotten, of jewels of gold, ankle-chains, and bracelets, signet-rings, ear-rings, and armlets, to make atonement for our souls before Jehovah. 51And Moses and El-e-a-zar the priest took the gold from them, even all worked jewels. 52And all the gold of the heave-offering that they offered up to Jehovah, of the captains of thousands, and of the captains of hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels. 53(For the men of war had taken booty, every man for himself.) 54And Moses and El-e-a-zar the priest took the gold of the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into the tent of meeting, for a memorial for the children of Israel before Jehovah.

 

32 Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a very great multitude of cattle: and when they saw the land of Ja-zer, and the land of Gil-e-ad, that, behold, the place was a place for cattle; 2the children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spoke unto Moses, and to El-e-a-zar the priest, and unto the princes of the congregation, saying, 3At-a-roth, and Di-bon, and Ja-zer, and Nimrah, and Hesh-bon, and El-e-a-leh, and She-bam, and Ne-bo, and Be-on, 4the land which Jehovah struck before the congregation of Israel, is a land for cattle; and your servants have cattle. 5And they said, If we have found favor in your sight, let this land be given unto your servants for a possession; bring us not over the Jordan. 6And Moses said unto the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brethren go to the war, and shall you sit here? 7And why do you discourage the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which Jehovah has given them? 8This your fathers did, when I sent them from Ka-desh-bar-ne-a to see the land. 9For when they went up unto the valley of Esh-col, and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel, that they should not go into the land which Jehovah had given them. 10And Jehovahís anger was kindled in that day, and he sware, saying, 11Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because they have not wholly followed me: 12save Caleb the son of Je-phun-neh the Ke-niz-zite, and Joshua the son of Nun; because they have wholly followed Jehovah. 13And Jehovahís anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander to and fro in the wilderness forty years, until all the generation, that had done evil in the sight of Jehovah, was consumed. 14And, behold, you are risen up in your fathersí stead, an increase of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of Jehovah toward Israel. 15For if you turn away from after him, he will yet again leave them in the wilderness; and you will destroy all this people.

16And they came near unto him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones: 17but we ourselves will be ready armed to go before the children of Israel, until we have brought them unto their place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land. 18We will not return unto our houses, until the children of Israel have inherited every man his inheritance. 19For we will not inherit with them on the other side of the Jordan, and forward; because our inheritance is fallen to us on this side of the Jordan eastward. 20And Moses said unto them, If you will do this thing, if you will arm yourselves to go before Jehovah to the war, 21and every armed man of you will pass over the Jordan before Jehovah, until he has driven out his enemies from before him, 22and the land is subdued before Jehovah; then afterward you shall return, and be guiltless towards Jehovah, and towards Israel; and this land shall be unto you for a possession before Jehovah. 23But if you will not do so, behold, you have sinned against Jehovah; and be sure your sin will find you out. 24Build yourselves cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep; and do that which has proceeded out of your mouth. 25And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben spoke unto Moses, saying, your servants will do as my lord commands. 26Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our cattle, shall be there in the cities of Gil-e-ad; 27but your servants will pass over, every man that is armed for war, before Jehovah to battle, as my lord says.

28So Moses gave charge concerning them to El-e-a-zar the priest, and to Joshua the son of Nun, and to the heads of the fathersí houses of the tribes of the children of Israel. 29And Moses said unto them, If the children of Gad and the children of Reuben will pass with you over the Jordan, every man that is armed to battle, before Jehovah, and the land shall be subdued before you; then you shall give them the land of Gil-e-ad for a possession: 30but if they will not pass over with you armed, they shall have possessions among you in the land of Canaan. 31And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered, saying, As Jehovah has said unto your servants, so will we do. 32We will pass over armed before Jehovah into the land of Canaan, and the possession of our inheritance shall remain with us beyond the Jordan. 33And Moses gave unto them, even to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and unto the half-tribe of Ma-nas-seh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Si-hon king of the Am-or-ites, and the kingdom of Og king of Ba-shan, the land, according to the cities thereof with their borders, even the cities of the land round about. 34And the children of Gad built Di-bon, and At-a-roth, and A-ro-er, 35and At-roth, Sho-phan, and Ja-zer, and Jog-be-hah, 36and Beth-nim-rah, and Beth-Har-an: fortified cities, and folds for sheep. 37And the children of Reuben built Hesh-bon, and El-e-a-leh, and Kir-ja-tha-im, 38and Ne-bo, and Ba-al-meon, (their names being changed,) and Shib-mah: and they gave other names unto the cities which they built. 39And the children of Ma-chir the son of Ma-nas-seh went to Gil-e-ad, and took it, and dispossessed the Am-or-ites that were therein. 40And Moses gave Gil-e-ad unto Ma-chir the son of Ma-nas-seh; and he dwelt therein. 41And Ja-ir the son of Ma-nas-seh went and took the towns thereof, and called them Ha-voth-ja-ir. 42And No-bah went and took Ke-nath, and the villages thereof, and called it No-bah, after his own name.

 

33 These are the journeys of the children of Israel, when they went forth out of the land of Egypt by their hosts under the hand of Moses and Aaron. 2And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of Jehovah: and these are their journeys according to their goings out. 3And they journeyed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the next day after the Passover the children of Israel went out with a high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians, 4while the Egyptians were burying all their first-born, whom Jehovah had struck among them: upon their gods also Jehovah executed judgments. 5And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses, and camped in Suc-coth. 6And they journeyed from Suc-coth, and camped in E-tham, which is in the edge of the wilderness. 7And they journeyed from E-tham, and turned back unto Pi-ha-hi-roth, which is before Ba-al-ze-phon: and they camped before Mig-dol. 8And they journeyed from before Ha-hi-roth, and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness: and they went three daysí journey in the wilderness of E-tham, and camped in Mar-ah. 9And they journeyed from Mar-ah, and came unto E-lim: and in E-lim were twelve springs of water, and seventy palm-trees; and they camped there. 10And they journeyed from E-lim, and camped by the Red Sea. 11And they journeyed from the Red Sea, and camped in the wilderness of Sin. 12And they journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, and camped in Doph-ksh. 13And they journeyed from Doph-ksh, and camped in A-lush. 14And they journeyed from A-lush, and camped in Reph-dim, where there was no water for the people to drink. 15And they journeyed from Reph-dim, and camped in the wilderness of Si-nai. 16And they journeyed from the wilderness of Si-nai, and camped in Kib-roth-hat-ta-a-vah. 17And they journeyed from Kib-roth-hat-ta-a-vah, and camped in Ha-ze-roth. 18And they journeyed from Ha-ze-roth, and camped in Rith-mah. 19And they journeyed from Rith-mah, and camped in Rim-mon-par-ez. 20And they journeyed from Rim-mon-par-ez, and camped in Lib-nah. 21And they journeyed from Lib-nah, and camped in Ris-sah. 22And they journeyed from Ris-sah, and camped in Ke-he-la-thah. 23And they journeyed from Ke-he-la-thah, and camped in mount Sha-pher. 24And they journeyed from mount Sha-pher, and camped in Ha-ra-dah. 25And they journeyed from Ha-ra-dah, and camped in Mak-he-loth. 26And they journeyed from Mak-he-loth, and camped in Ta-hath. 27And they journeyed from Ta-hath, and camped in Te-rah. 28And they journeyed from Te-rah, and camped in Mith-cah. 29And they journeyed from Mith-cah, and camped in Hash-mo-nah. 30And they journeyed from Hash-mo-nah, and camped in Mo-se-roth. 31And they journeyed from Mo-se-roth, and camped in Ben-e-ja-a-kan. 32And they journeyed from Ben-e-ja-a-kan, and camped in Hor-ha-gid-gad. 33And they journeyed from Hor-ha-gid-gad, and camped in Jot-ba-thah. 34And they journeyed from Jot-ba-thah, and camped in Eb-ro-nah. 35And they journeyed from Eb-ro-nah, and camped in E-zion-geber. 36And they journeyed from E-zion-geber, and camped in the wilderness of Zin (the same is Ka-desh). 37And they journeyed from Ka-desh, and camped in mount Hor, in the edge of the land of E-dom. 38And Aaron the priest went up into mount Hor at the commandment of Jehovah, and died there, in the fortieth year after the children of Israel were come out of the land of Egypt, in the fifth month, on the first day of the month. 39And Aaron was a hundred and twenty-three years old when he died in mount Hor. 40And the Canaanite, the king of Ar-ad, who dwelt in the South in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the children of Israel. 41And they journeyed from mount Hor, and camped in Zal-mo-nah. 42And they journeyed from Zal-mo-nah, and camped in Pu-non. 43And they journeyed from Pu-non, and camped in O-both. 44And they journeyed from O-both, and camped in I-je-ab-a-rim, in the border of Moab. 45And they journeyed from I-im, and camped in Di-bon-gad. 46And they journeyed from Di-bon-gad, and camped in Al-mon-dib-la-tha-im. 47And they journeyed from Al-mon-dib-la-tha-im, and camped in the mountains of Ab-a-rim, before Ne-bo. 48And they journeyed from the mountains of Ab-a-rim, and camped in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho. 49And they camped by the Jordan, from Beth-jes-i-moth even unto Abel-shittim in the plains of Moab.

50And Jehovah spoke unto Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying, 51Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you pass over the Jordan into the land of Canaan, 52then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their figured stones, and destroy all their molten images, and demolish all their high places: 53and you shall take possession of the land, and dwell therein; for unto you have I given the land to possess it. 54And you shall inherit the land by lot according to your families; to the many you shall give the more inheritance, and to the fewer you shall give the less inheritance: wheresoever the lot falls to any man, that shall be his; according to the tribes of your fathers shall you inherit. 55But if you will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then shall those that you let remain of them be as pricks in your eyes, and as thorns in your sides, and they shall vex you in the land wherein you dwell. 56And it shall come to pass, that, as I thought to do unto them, so will I do unto you.

 

34 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 2Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you come into the land of Canaan (this is the land that shall fall unto you for an inheritance, even the land of Canaan according to the borders thereof), 3then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin along by the side of E-dom, and your south border shall be from the end of the Salt Sea eastward; 4and your border shall turn about southward of the ascent of Ak-rab-bim, and pass along to Zin; and the goings out thereof shall be southward of Ka-desh-bar-ne-a; and it shall go forth to Hazar-Ad-dar, and pass along to Az-mon; 5and the border shall turn about from Az-mon unto the brook of Egypt, and the goings out thereof shall be at the sea. 6And for the western border, you shall have the great sea and the border thereof: this shall be your west border. 7And this shall be your north border: from the great sea you shall mark out for you mount Hor; 8from mount Hor you shall mark out unto the entrance of Ha-math; and the goings out of the border shall be at Ze-dad; 9and the border shall go forth to Ziph-ron, and the goings out thereof shall be at Hazar-E-nan: this shall be your north border. 10And you shall mark out your east border from Hazar-E-nan to She-pham; 11and the border shall go down from She-pham to Rib-lah, on the east side of A-in; and the border shall go down, and shall reach unto the side of the sea of Chin-ne-reth eastward; 12and the border shall go down to the Jordan, and the goings out thereof shall be at the Salt Sea. This shall be your land according to the borders thereof round about. 13And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, This is the land which you shall inherit by lot, which Jehovah has commanded to give unto the nine tribes, and to the half-tribe; 14for the tribe of the children of Reuben according to their fathersí houses, and the tribe of the children of Gad according to their fathersí houses, have received, and the half-tribe of Ma-nas-seh have received, their inheritance: 15the two tribes and the half-tribe have received their inheritance beyond the Jordan at Jericho eastward, toward the sunrising.

16And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 17These are the names of the men that shall divide the land unto you for inheritance: El-e-a-zar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun. 18And you shall take one prince of every tribe, to divide the land for inheritance. 19And these are the names of the men: Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Je-phun-neh. 20And of the tribe of the children of Simeon, She-mu-el the son of Am-mi-hud. 21Of the tribe of Benjamin, E-li-dad the son of Chis-lon. 22And of the tribe of the children of Dan a prince, Buk-ki the son of Jog-li. 23Of the children of Joseph: of the tribe of the children of Ma-nas-seh a prince, Han-i-el the son of E-phod. 24And of the tribe of the children of E-phra-im a prince, Ke-mu-el the son of Shiph-tan. 25And of the tribe of the children of Ze-bu-lun a prince, E-li-za-phan the son of Par-nach. 26And of the tribe of the children of Is-sa-char a prince, Phal-ti-el the son of Azzan. 27And of the tribe of the children of Asher a prince, A-hi-hud the son of She-lo-mi. 28And of the tribe of the children of Naph-ta-li a prince, Pe-dah-el the son of Am-mi-hud. 29These are they whom Jehovah commanded to divide the inheritance unto the children of Israel in the land of Canaan.

 

35 And Jehovah spoke unto Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho, saying, 2Command the children of Israel, that they give unto the Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell in; and suburbs for the cities round about them shall you give unto the Levites. 3And the cities shall they have to dwell in; and their suburbs shall be for their cattle, and for their substance, and for all their beasts. 4And the suburbs of the cities, which you shall give unto the Levites, shall be from the wall of the city and outward a thousand cubits round about. 5And you shall measure without the city for the east side two thousand cubits, and for the south side two thousand cubits, and for the west side two thousand cubits, and for the north side two thousand cubits, the city being in the midst. This shall be to them the suburbs of the cities. 6And the cities which you shall give unto the Levites, they shall be the six cities of refuge, which you shall give for the manslayer to flee unto: and besides them you shall give forty-two cities. 7All the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be forty-eight cities; these shall you give them with their suburbs. 8And concerning the cities which you shall give of the possession of the children of Israel, from the many you shall take many; and from the few you shall take few: every one according to his inheritance which he inherits shall give of his cities unto the Levites.

9And Jehovah spoke unto Moses, saying, 10Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When you pass over the Jordan into the land of Canaan, 11then you shall appoint yourselves cities to be cities of refuge for you, that the manslayer that kills any person unwittingly may flee there. 12And the cities shall be unto you for refuge from the avenger, that the manslayer dies not, until he stand before the congregation for judgment. 13And the cities which you shall give shall be for you six cities of refuge. 14you shall give three cities beyond the Jordan, and three cities shall you give in the land of Canaan; they shall be cities of refuge. 15For the children of Israel, and for the stranger and for the sojourner among them, shall these six cities be for refuge; that every one that kills any person unwittingly may flee there. 16But if he struck him with an instrument of iron, so that he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death. 17And if he struck him with a stone in the hand, whereby a man may die, and he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death. 18Or if he struck him with a weapon of wood in the hand, whereby a man may die, and he died, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death. 19The avenger of blood shall himself put the murderer to death: when he meets him, he shall put him to death. 20And if he thrust him of hatred, or hurled at him, lying in wait, so that he died, 21or in enmity struck him with his hand, so that he died; he that struck him shall surely be put to death; he is a murderer: the avenger of blood shall put the murderer to death, when he meets him. 22But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or hurled upon him anything without lying in wait, 23or with any stone, whereby a man may die, seeing him not, and cast it upon him, so that he died, and he was not his enemy, neither sought his harm; 24then the congregation shall judge between the smiter and the avenger of blood according to these ordinances; 25and the congregation shall deliver the manslayer out of the hand of the avenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore him to his city of refuge, where he was fled: and he shall dwell therein until the death of the high priest, who was anointed with the holy oil. 26But if the manslayer shall at any time go beyond the border of his city of refuge, where he flees, 27and the avenger of blood find him without the border of his city of refuge, and the avenger of blood slay the manslayer; he shall not be guilty of blood, 28because he should have remained in his city of refuge until the death of the high priest: but after the death of the high priest the manslayer shall return into the land of his possession. 29And these things shall be for a statute and ordinance unto you throughout your generations in all your dwellings. 30whoever kills any person, the murderer shall be slain at the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify against any person so that he die. 31Moreover you shall take no ransom for the life of a murderer, that is guilty of death; but he shall surely be put to death. 32And you shall take no ransom for him that is fled to his city of refuge, that he may come again to dwell in the land, until the death of the priest. 33So you shall not pollute the land wherein you are: for blood, it pollutes the land; and no expiation can be made for the land for the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it. 34And you shall not defile the land which you inhabit, in the midst of which I dwell: for I, Jehovah, dwell in the midst of the children of Israel.

 

36 And the heads of the fathersí houses of the family of the children of Gil-e-ad, the son of Ma-chir, the son of Ma-nas-seh, of the families of the sons of Joseph, came near, and spoke before Moses, and before the princes, the heads of the fathersí houses of the children of Israel: 2and they said, Jehovah commanded my lord to give the land for inheritance by lot to the children of Israel: and my lord was commanded by Jehovah to give the inheritance of Ze-loph-e-had our brother unto his daughters. 3And if they be married to any of the sons of the other tribes of the children of Israel, then will their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of our fathers, and will be added to the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they shall belong: so will it be taken away from the lot of our inheritance. 4And when the jubilee of the children of Israel shall be, then will their inheritance be added unto the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they shall belong: so will their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers.

5And Moses commanded the children of Israel according to the word of Jehovah, saying, The tribe of the sons of Joseph speak right. 6This is the thing which Jehovah does command concerning the daughters of Ze-loph-e-had, saying, Let them be married to whom they think best; only into the family of the tribe of their father shall they be married. 7So shall no inheritance of the children of Israel remove from tribe to tribe; for the children of Israel shall cleave every one to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers. 8And every daughter, that possesses an inheritance in any tribe of the children of Israel, shall be wife unto one of the family of the tribe of her father, that the children of Israel may possess every man the inheritance of his fathers. 9So shall no inheritance remove from one tribe to another tribe; for the tribes of the children of Israel shall cleave every one to his own inheritance. 10Even as Jehovah commanded Moses, so did the daughters of Ze-loph-e-had: 11for Mah-lah, Tir-zah, and Hog-lah, and Mil-cah, and Noah, the daughters of Ze-loph-e-had, were married unto their fatherís brothersí sons. 12They were married into the families of the sons of Ma-nas-seh the son of Joseph; and their inheritance remained in the tribe of the family of their father. 13These are the commandments and the ordinances which Jehovah commanded by Moses unto the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho.

  

 

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 All text copyright © 2005 Aaron Randall. All rights reserved.  Photos, unless otherwise credited, are the property of the auth, all rights reserved.  Originally posted February 24, 2004.  Revised: April 07, 2010.