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How the lamps are to be lighted. CHAP. VIII. Consecration of the Levites. 85 Each cha:ger of silver weighing a before the LORD

for an offering of the chilhundred and thirty shekels, each bowldren of Israel, that they may execute the seventy: all the silver vessels weighed service of the LORD. two thousand and four hundred shekels, af- 12 And the Levites shall lay their hands ter the shekel of the sanctuary :

upon the heads of the bullocks : and thou 86 The golden spoons were twelve, full shalt offer the one for a sin-offering, and of incense, weighing ten shekels apiece, the other for a burnt-offering, unto the after the shekel of the sanctuary: all the LORD, to make an atonement for the Legold of the spoons was a hundred and vites. twenty shekels.

13 And thou shalt set the Levites before 87 All the oxen for the burnt-offering Aaron, and before his sons, and ofer them were twelve bullocks, the rams twelve, for an offering unto the LORD the lambs of the first year twelve, with 14 Thus shalt thou separate the Levites their meat-offering: and the kids of the from among the chiidren of Israel: and goats for sin-offering, twelve.

the Levites shall be mine. 88 And all the oxen for the sacrifice of 15 And after that shall the Levites go the peace-offerings were twenty and four in to do the service of the tabernacle of the bullocks, the rams sixty, the he-goats si :- congregation: and thou shalt cleanse them, ty, the lambs of the first year sixty. This and offer them for an offering. was the dedication of the altar, after that 16 For they are wholly given unto me it was anointed.

from among the children of Israel; instead 89 And when Moses was gone into the of such as open every womb, even instead tabernacle of the congregation to speak of the first-born of all the children of 15. with Him, then he heard the voice of one rael, have I taken them unto me. speaking unto him from off the mercy-seat 17 For all the first-born of the children that was upon the ark of testimony, from of Israel are mine, both man and beast : between the two cherubims : and he spake on the day that I smote every first-lorn upto Him

in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for CHAP. VIII. ND the LORD spake unto Moses, say, 18 And I have taken the Levites for all

the first-born of the children of Israel. 2 Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him, 19 And I have given the Levites as a When thou lightest the lamps, the seven gift to Aaron and to his sons from among lamps shall give light over against the ihe children of Israel, to do the service of candlestick.

the children of Israel in the tabernacle of 3 And Aaron did so; he lighted the the congregation, and to make an atone, lamps thereof over against the candlestick, ment for the children of Israel : that there as the LORD commanded Moses. be no plague among the children of Is

4 And this work of the candlestick was rael, when the children of Israel come of beaten gold, unto the shaft thereof, unto nigh unto the sanctuary, the flowers thereof, was beaten work : ac- 20 And Moses, and Aaron, and all the cording unto the pattern which the LORD congregation of the children of Israel, did had shewed Moses, so he made the can to the Levites according unto all that the dlestick.

LORD commanded Moses concerning the 5 1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, Levites, so did the children of Israel unto saying,

them. 6 Take the Levites from among the 21 And the Levites were purified, and children of Israel, and cleanse them. they washed their clothes ; and Aaron

7 And thus shalt thou do unto them, to offered them as an offering before the cleanse them: Sprinkle water of purify- LORD; and Aaron made an atonement for ing upon them, and let them shave all their them to cleanse them. flesh, and let them wash their clothes, and 22 And after that went the Levites in 80 make themselves clean.

to do their service in the tabernacle of the 8 Then let them take a young bullock congregation before Aaron, and before his with bis meat-offering,even fine flour min- sons: as the LORD had commanded Mogled with oil, and another young bullock ses concerning the Levites, so did they shalt thou take for a sin-offering. unto them.

9 And thou shalt bring the Levites be- 23 And the LORD spake unto Moses, fore the tabernacle of the congregation : saying, and thou shalt gather the whole assembly. 24 This is it that belongeth unto the of the children of Israel together : Levites : From twenty and five years old

10 And thou shalt bring the Levites be- and upnard they shall go in to wait upon fore the LORD: and the children of Israel the service of the tabernacle of the conshall put their hands upon the Levites : gregation: 11 And Aaron-shall offer the Levitesi 25 And from the age of fifty years they


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A second passover.

NUMBERS. A cloud guides the Israelites. shall cease waiting upon the service there- shall have one ordinance both for the stran. of, and shall serve no more :

ger, and for him that was born in the land. 26 But shall minister with their breth- 15 | And on the day that the tabernaren in the tabernacle of the congrega- cle was reared up, the cloud covered the tion, to keep the charge, and shall do no tabernacle, namely, the tent of the testiservice. Thus shalt thou do unto the Le- mony: and at even there was upon the vites touching their charge.

tabernacle as it were the appearance of CHAP. IX.

fire, until the morning. AND the Lord spake unto Moses in the 16 So it was always : the cloud cover

wilderness of Sinai, in the first month ed it by day, and the appearance of fire by of the second year after they were come night. out of the land of Egypt, saying,

17 And when the cloud was taken up 2 Let the children of Israel also keep from the tabernacle, then after that the the passover' at his appointed season. children of Israel journeyed : and in the

3 In the fourteenth day of this month, place where the cloud abode, there the at even, ye shall keep it in his appointed children of Israel pitched their tents. season: according to all the rites of it, 18 At the commandment of the LORD and according to all the ceremonies there- the children of Israel journeyed, and at of, shall ye keep it.

the commandment of the LORD they pitch4 And Moses spake unto the children of ed: as long as the cloud abode upon the Israel, that they should keep the passover. tabernacle they rested in their tenis.

5 And they kept the passover on the 19 And when the cloud tarried long fourteenth day of the first month at even upon the tabernacle many days, then the in the wilderness of Sinai : according to children of Israel kept the charge of the all that the LORD commanded Moses, so Lord, and journeyed not. did the children of Israel.

20 And so it was, when the cloud was 6 | And there were certain men, who a few days upon the tabernacle; accordwere defiled by the dead body of a man, ing to the commandment of the Lord they that they could not keep the passover on abode in their tents, and according to the that day: and they came before Moses commandmentof the Lord they journeyed. and before Aaron on that day :

21 And so it was, when the cloud abode 7. And those men said unto him, We are from even unto the morning, and that the defiled by the dead body of a man : where- cloud was taken up in the morning, then fore are we kept back, that we may not they journeyed: whether it was by day offer an offering of the Lord in his appoint- or by night that the cloud was taken up, ed season among the children of Israel?. they journeyed.

8 And Moses said unto them, Stand still, 22° Or whether it were two days, or a and I will hear what the LORD will com- month, or a year, that the cloud tarried mand concerning you.

upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon, 9 4 And the LORD spake unto Moses, the children of Israel abode in their tents, saying,

and journeyed not: but when it was taken 10 Speak unto the children of Israel, up, they journeyed. saying, If any man of you or of your poster- 23 At the commandment of the LORD ity shall be unclean by reason of a dead they rested in their tents, and at the combody, or be in a journey afar off, yet be mandment of the LORD they journeyed : shall keep the passorer unto the Lord. they kept the charge of the LORD, at the

11 The fourteenth day of the second commandment of the Lord by the band month at even they shall keep it, and eat of Moses. it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

CHAP. X. orainghe xoshareena ne ne it into the A Ning the Lord spake unto Moses, saycording to all the ordinances of the passo- 2 Make thee two trumpets of silver ; ver they shall keep it.

of a whole piece shalt thou make them 13 But the man that is clean, and is that thou mayest use them for the calling not in a journey, and forbeareth to keep of the assembly, and for the journeying of the passover, even the same soul shall be the camps. cut off from among his people: because 3 And when they shall blow with them, he brought not the offering of the Lord in all the assembly shall assemble themselves bis appointed season, that man shall bear to thee at the door of the tabernacle of the

congregation. 14 And if a stranger shall sojourn 4 And if they blow but with one trumpet, among you, and will keep the passover then the princes, which are heads of the unto the LORD; according to the ordi- thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves nance of the passover, and according to'unto thee. the manner thereof, so shall he do: yel 5 When ye blow an alarm, then the

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The Israelites go to Paran. CHAP. XI.

The blessing of Moses, camps that lie on the east parts shall go cording to their armies : and over his host forwan.

was Elishama the son of Ammihud. 6 When ye blow an alarm the second 23 And over the host of the tribe of the time, then the camps that lie on the south children of Manasseh was Gamaliel the side shall take their journey: they shall son of Pedahzur. blow an alarm for their journeys.

24 And over the host of the tribe of the 7 But when the congregation is to be children of Benjamin was Abidan the son gathered together, ye shall blow, but ye of Gideoni. shall not sound an alarm.

25 | And the standard of the camp of 8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, the children of Dan set forward, which was shall blow with the trumpets; and they the rere-ward of all the camps throughout shall be to you for an ordinance for ever their hosts : and over his host was Abiezer throughout your generations.

the son of Ammishaddai. 9 And if ye go to war in your land 26 And over the host of the tribe of the against the enemy that oppresseth you, children of Asher was Pagiel the son of then ye shall blow an alarm with the trum- Ocran. pets; and ye shall be remembered before 27 And over the host of the tribe of the the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved children of Naphtali was Ahira the son of from your enemies.

Enan. 10 Also in the day of your gladness, 28 Thus were the journeyings of the and in your solemn days, and in the be- children of Israel according to their arginnings of your months, ye shall blow with mies, when they set forward. the trumpets over your burnt-offerings, 29 And Moses said unto Hobab, the and over the sacrifices of your peace-of- son of Raguel the Midianite, Moses' faferings; that they may be to you for a ther-in-law, We are journeying unto the memorial before your God: I am the LORD place of which the Lord said, I will give

it you: come thou with us, and we will do 11 | And it came to pass on the twen- thee good : for the Lord hath spoken tieth day of the second month, in the se- good concerning Israel, cond year, that the cloud was taken up 30 And he said unto him, I will not go; from off the tabernacle of the testimony. but I will depart to mine own land, and to

12 And the children of Israel took their kindred. journeys out of the wilderness of Sinai; and 31 And he said, Leave us not, I pray the cloud rested in the wilderness of Paran. thee: forasmuch as thou knowest how we

13 And they first took their journey ac- are to encamp in the wilderness, and thou cording to the commandment of the LORD mayest be to us instead of eyes. by the hand of Moses.

32 And it shall be, if thou go with us, 14 In the first place went the standard yea, it shall be, that what goodness the of the camp of the children of Judah ac- LORD shall do unto us, the same will we cording to their armies : and over his host do unto thee. was Nchshon the son of Amminadab. 33 | And they departed from the mount

15 And over the host of the tribe of the of the Lord three days' journey: and the children of Issachar was Nethaneel the ark of the covenant of the Lord went beson of Zuar.

fore them in the three days' journey, to 16 And over the host of the tribe of the search out a resting-place for them. ehildren of Zebulun was Eliab the son of 34 And the cloud of the LORD was Helon.

upon them by day, when they went out 17 And the tabernacle was taken down; of the camp. and the sons of Gershon and the sons of 35 And it came to pass, when the ark Merari set forward, bearing the tabernacle. set forward, that Moses said, Rise up,

18 1 And the standard of the camp of LORD, and let thine enemies be scattered; Reuben set forward according to their ar- and let them that hate thee fee before thee. mies: and over his host was Elizur the son 36 And when it rested, he said, Reof Sbedeur.

turn, O LORD, unto the many thousands of 19 And over the host of the trile f the Israel. children of Simeon was Shelumiel the son

CHAP. XI. of Zurishaddai.

20 And over the host of the tribe of the Anle when the people complained, it children of Gad was Eliasaph the son of heard it and his anger was kindled ; Deuel.

and the fire of the Lord burnt among them, 21 And the Kohathites set forward, and consumed them that were in the utterbearing the sanctuary: and the other did most parts of the camp. set up the tabernacle against they came. 2 And the people cried unto Moses ;

22 | And the standard of the camp of an when Moses prayed unto the LORD, the children of Ephraim set forward ac- the fire was quenched.


Seventy elders appointed. NUMBERS. Quails are given in wrath.

3 And he called the name of the place ears of the LORD, saying, Who shall give Taberah : because the fire of the LORD us flesh to eat? for it was well with us in burnt among them.

Egypt: therefore the LORD will give you 4 And the mixed multitude that was flesh, and ye shall eat. among them fell a lusting: and the chil- 19 Ye shall not eat one day, nor two dren of Israel also wept again, and said, days, nor five days, neither ten days, nor Who shall give us flesh to eat?

twenty days; 5 We remember the fish which we did 20 But even a whole month, until it eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and come out at your nostrils, and it be loaththe melons, and the leeks, and the onions, some unto you: because that ye have desand the garlic.

pised the LORD which is among you, and 6 But now our soul is dried away; have wept before him, saying, Why came there is nothing at all, besides this manna, we forth out of Egypt? before our eyes.

21 And Moses said, The people among 7 And the manna was as coriander-seed, whom I am, are six hundred thousand footand the colour thereof as the colour of men; and thou hast said, I will give them bdellium.

flesh, that they may eat a whole month. 8 And the people went about, and ga- 22 Shall the flocks and the herds be thered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it slain for them, to suffice them? or shall all in a mortar, and baked it in pans, and the fish of the sea be gathered together for made cakes of it: and the taste of it was them, to suffice them? as the taste of fresh oil.

23' And the LORD said unto Moses, Is 9 Ard when the dew fell upon the camp the LORD's hand waxed short? thou shalt in the night, the manna fell upon it. see now whether my word shall come to

10 Tben Moses heard the people pass unto thee, or not. weep throughout their families, every man 24 | And Moses went out, and told the in the door of his tent; and the anger of people the words of the LORD, and gatherthe LORD was kindled greatly ; Mosesed the seventy men of the elders of the also was displeased.

people, and set them round about the 11 And Moses said unto the LORD, tabernacle. Wherefore hast thou afflicted thy servant? 25 And the LORD came down in a cloud, and wherefore have I not found favour in and spake unto him, and took of the spirit thy sight, that thou layest the burden of that was upon him, and gave it unto the all this people upon me?

seventy elders : and it came to pass, that 12 Have I conceived all this people ? when the spirit rested upon them, they bave I begotten them, that thou shouldest prophesied, and did not cease. say unto me, Carry them in thy bosom, as 26 But there remained two of the men a nursing-tather beareth the sucking child, in the camp, the name of the one was Eldad, unto the land which thou swarest unto their and the name of the other Medad : and fathers ?

the Spirit rested upon them; and they were 13 Whence should I have flesh to give of them that were written, but went not unto all this people? for they weep unto out unto the tabernacle: and they propheme, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat. sied in the camp.

14 I am not able to bear all this people 27 And there ran a young man, and alone, because it is too heavy for me. told Moses, and said, Eldad and Medad

15 And if thou deal thus with me, kill do prophesy in the camp. me, I pray thee, out of hand, if I have 28 Ånd Joshua the son of Nun, the serfound favour in thy sight; and let me not vant of Moses, one of his young men, ansce my wretchedness.

swered and said, My lord Moses, forbid 16 | And the LORD said unto Moses, them. Gather unto me seventy men of the elders 29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest of Israel, wbom thou knowest to be the thou for my sake? would God that all the elders of the peoplc, and officers over Lord's people were prophets, and that the them; and bring them unto the tabernacle LORD would put his Spirit upon them. of the congregation, that they may stand 30 And Moses gat him into the camp, there with thee.

he and the elders of Israel. 17 And I will come down and talk with 31 | And there went forth a wind from thee there: and I will take of the spirit the LORD, and brought quails from the sea, which is upon thee, and will pụt it upon and let them fall by the camp, as it were e tbem; and they shall bear the burden of day's journey on this side, and as it were the people with thee, that thou bear it not a day's journey on the other side, round thyself alone.

about the camp, and as it were two cubits 18 And say thou unto the people, Sanc- high upon the face of the earth. tify, yourselves against to-morrow, and

yel 32 And the people stood up all that day, shall eat desh: for ye have wept in the and all that night, and all the next day, thnam's and Aaron's sedition. CHAP. XII. XIII.

Spies are sent out. and they gathered the quails: he that be shut out from the camp seven days, and gathered least gathered ten homers: and after that let her be received in again. they spread them all abroad for themselves 15 And Miriam was shut out from the round about the camp.

camp seven days: and the people journey. 33 And while the flesh was yet between ed not till Miriam was brought in again. their teetb, ere it was chewed, the wrath 16 And afterward the people removed of the LORD was kindled against the peo- from Hazeroth, and pitched in the wilderple, and the LORD smote the people with ness of Paran. a very great plague.

CHAP. XIII. 3 hodabe called the name of her placere A Ning the Lord spake unto Moses, sayburied the people that lusted.

2 Send thou men, that they may search 35 And the people journeyed from Kib- the land of Canaan, which I give unto the roth-battaavah unto Hazeroth: and abode children of Israel: of every tribe of their at Hazeroth.

fathers shall ye send a man, every one a CHAP. XII.

ruler among them. A

Moses because of the Ethiopian wo- the LORD sent them from the wilderness of man whom he had married: for he had Paran: all those men were heads of the married an Ethiopian woman.

children of Israel. 2 And they said, Hath the Lord indeed 4 And these were their names: Of the spoken only by Moses? hath he not spoken tribe of Reuben, Shammua the son of Zacalso by us? And the LORD heard it. cur.

3 (Now the man Moses was very meek, 5 Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the above all the men which were upon the son of Hori. face of the earth.)

6 Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son 4 And the LORD spake suddenly unto of Jephunneh. Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, 7 Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son Come out ye three unto the tabernacle of of Joseph. the congregation. And they three came out. 8 of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea the

5 And the Lord came down in the pil- son of Nun. lar of the cloud, and stood in the door of 9 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Mi- son of Raphu. tiam: and they both came forth.

10 of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the 6 And he said, Hear now my words : If son of Sodi. there be a prophet among you, I the LORD 11 Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the will make myself known unto him in a tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the son of Susi. vision, and will speak unto him in a dream. 12 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son

7 My servant Moses is not so, who is of Gemalli. faithful in all my house.

13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son 8 With bim will I speak mouth to of Michael. mouth, even apparently, and not in dark 14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the speeches; and the similitude of the LORD son of Vopbsi. shall he behold: wherefore then were ye 15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son not afraid to speak against my servant Mo- of Machi. ses?

16 These are the names of the men 9 And the anger of the LORD was kin- which Moses sent to spy out the land. And dled against them; and he departed. Moses called Oshea the son of Nun, Jebo

10 And the cloud departed from off the shua. tabernacle; and behold, Miriam became 17 | And Moses sent them to spy out leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked the land of Canaan, and said unto them, upon Miriam, and behold, she was leprous. Get you up this way southward, and go up

11 And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, into the mountain: my lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sin 18 And see the land, what it is; and upon us, wherein we have done foolishly, the people that dwelleth therein, whether and wberein we have sinned.

they be strong or weak, few or many; 12 Let her not be as one dead, of whom 19 And what the land is that they dwell the fesh is half consumed when he cometh in, whether it be good or bad; and wbat out of his mother's womb.

cities they be that they dwell in, whether 13 And Moses cried unto the LORD, in tents, or in strong holds ; saying, Heal her now, O God, I beseech 20 And what the land is, whether it be thee.

fat or lean, whether there be wood therein, 14 | And the LORD said unto Moses, If or not. And be ye of good courage, and her father bad but spit in her face, should bring of the fruit of the land. Now the she not be ashamed seven days ? let her, time was the time of the first ripe grapes

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