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The divisions of the land. EZEKIEL. The portion of the prince.

2 of this there shall be for the sanctuary Israel, for a meat-offering, and for a burntfive hundred in length, with five hundred offering, and for peace-offerings, to make in breadth, square round about; and fifty reconciliation for them, saith the Lord cubits round about for the suburbs thereof. God.

3 And of this measure shalt thou mea- 16 All the people of the land shall give sure the length of five and twenty thou- this oblation for the prince in Israel. sand, and the breadth of ten thousand: 17 And it shall be the prince's part to and in it shall be the sanctuary and the give burnt-offerings, and meat-offerings, most holy place.

and drink-offerings, in the seasts, and in 4 The holy portion of the land shall be the new-moons, and in the sabbaths, in all for the priests the ministers of the sanc- solemnities of the house of Israel: he shall tuary, which shall come near to minister prepare the sin-offering, and the meatunto the LORD: and it shall be a place for offering, and the burnt-offering, and the their houses, and a holy place for the peace-offerings, to make reconciliation for sanctuary.

the house of Israel. 5 And the five and twenty thousand of 18 Thus saith the Lord God; In the first length, and the ten thousand of breadth, month, in the first day of the month, thou shall also the Levites, the ministers of the shalt takea young bullock without blemish, house, have for themselves, for a possession and cleanse the sanctuary : for twenty chambers.

19 And the priest shall take of the blood 6. And ye shall appoint the possession of the sin-offering, and put it upon the of the city five thousand broad, and five posts of the house, and upon the four corand twenty thousand long, over against the ners of the settle of the altar, and upon oblation of the holy portion: it shall be the posts of the gate of the inner couri. for the whole house of Israel.

90 And so thou shalt do the seventh day 71 And a portion shall be for the prince of the month for every one that erreth, and on the one side and on the other side of the for him that is simple : so shall ye reconoblation of the holy portion, and of the cile the house. possession of the city, before the oblation 21 In the first month, in the fourteenth of the holy portion, and before the pos- day of the month, ye shall have the pass. session of the city, from the west side over, a feast of seven days; unleavened westward, and from the east side east- bread shall be eaten. ward : and the length shall be over against 22 And upon that day shall the prince one of the portions, from the west border prepare for himself and for all the people unto the east border.

of the land a bullock for a sin-offering. 8 In the land shall be his possession in 23 And seven days of the feast he shal! Israel: and my princes

shall no more op- prepare a burnt-offering to the Lord, press my people ; and the rest of the land seven bullocks and seven rams without shall they give to the house of Israel ac- blemish daily the seven days; and a kid cording to their tribes.

of the goats daily for a sin-offering. 9 T Thus saith the Lord God; Let it 24 And he shall prepare a meat-offersuffice you, O princes of Israel : 'remove ing of an ephah for a bullock, and an ephab violence and spoil, and execute judgment for a ram, and a hin of oil for an epbah. and justice, take away your exactions from 25 In the seventh month, in the fifteenth my people, saith the Lord God. day of the month, shall be do the like in

10 Ye shall have just balances, and a the feast of the seven days, according to just ephah, and a just bath.

the sin-offering, according to the burt11 The ephah and the bath shall be of offering, and according to the meat-offerone measure, that the bath may contain ing, and according to the oil.

CHAP. XLVI. the tenth part of a homer: the measure Tullhe inner court thatlooketh toward thereof shall be after the homer.

12 And the shekel shall be twenty ge- the east,shall be shut the six working days; rahs: twenty shekels, five and twenty she- but on the sabbath it shall be opened, and kels, fifteen shekels, shall be your maneh. in the day of the new-moon it shall be

13 This is the oblation that ye shall opened. offer; the sixth part of an ephah of a ho- 2 And the prince shall enter by the way mer of wheat, and ye shall give the sixth of the porch of that gate without, and part of an ephah of a homer of barley ; shall stand by the post of the gate, and

14 Concerning the ordinance of oil, the the priests shall prepare his burni-offering bath of oil, ye shall offer the tenth part of and his peace-oficrings, and he shall wora bath out of the cor, which is a homer ship at the threshold of the gate : then he of ten baths : for ten baths are a homer : shall go forth ; but the gate shall not be

15 And one lamb out of the flock, out shut until the evening. of two hundred, out of the fat pastures of 3 Likewise the people of the land shall

way.

Ordinances for the prince,

CHAP. XLVII.

and for the people. worship at the door of this gate before the to one of his servants, then it shall be his Lord in the sabbaths and in the new-moons. to the year of liberty ; after,it shall return

4 And the burnt-offering that the prince to the prince : but his inheritance shall be shall offer unto the Lord in the sabbath his sons' for them. day shall be six lambs without blemish, 18 Moreover, the prince shall not take and a ram without blemish.

of the people's inheritance by oppression, 5 And the meat-offering shall be an to thrust them out of their possession ; but ephah for a ram, and the meat-offering for he shall give his sons inheritance out of his the lambs as he shall be able to give, and own possession : that my people be not a hin of oil to an ephah.

scattered every man froin his possession 6 And in the day of the new-moon it 19 | After, he brought me through the shall be a young bullock without blemish, entry, which was at the side of the gate, and six lambs, and a ram : they shall be into the holy chambers of the priests, which without blemish.

looked toward the north: and behold, there 7 And he shall prepare a meat-offering, was a place on the two sides westward. an ephah for a bullock, and an ephah for 20 Then said he unto me, This is the a ram, and for the lambs, according as his place where the priests shall boil the treshand shall attain unto, and a hin of oil to pass-offering and the sin-offering, where an ephah.

they shall bake the meat-offering ; that 8 And when the prince shall enter, he they bear them not out into the outer court, shall go in by the way of the porch of that to sanctify the people. gate,and he shallgo forth by the way thereof. 21 Then he brought me forth into the

9 But when the people of the land outer court, and caused me to pass by the shall come before the Lord in the solemn four corners of the court; and behold, in feasts, he that entereth in by the way of the every corner of the court there was a court. north gate to worship,shall go out by the 22 In the four corners of the court there

of the south gate; and he that entereth were courts joined of forty cubits long and by the way of the south gate,shall go forth thirty broad: these four corners were of by the way of the north gate: he shall not one measure. return by the way of the gate whereby he 23 And there was a row of building round came in, but shall go forth over against it. about in them, round about them four, and

10 And the prince in the midst of them, it was made with boiling-places under the when they go in, shall go in; and when rows round about. they go forth, shall go forth.

24 Then said he unto me, These are the 11 And in the feasts and in the solemni- places of them that boil, where the minis. ties the meat-offering shall be an ephah to ters of the house shall boil the sacrifice of a bullock, and an ephah to a ram, and to the people. the lambs as he is able to give, and a hin

CHAP. XLVII. of oil to an ephah. 12 Now, when the prince shall prepare AFTERWARD he brought me again

unto the door of the house ; and bea voluntary burnt-offering or peace-offer-hold, waters issued out from under the ings voluntarily unto the LORD, one shall threshold of the house eastward : for the thenopen him the gate that looketh toward forefront of the house stood toward the the east, and he shall prepare his burnt- east, and the waters came down from unoffering and his peace-offerings, as he did on der from the right side of the house, at the the sabbath day: then he shall go forth ; and south side of the altar. after his going forth one shall shut the gate. 2 Then brought he me out of the way

13 Thou shalt daily prepare a burnt- of the gate northward, and led me about offering unto the LORD of a lamb of the the way without unto the outer gate by the first year without blemish: thou shalt pre- way that looketh eastward; and behold, pare it every morning.

there ran out waters on the right side. 14 And thou shalt prepare a meat-offer- 3 And when the man that had the line ing for it every morning, the sixth part of in his hand, went forth eastward, he meaan ephah, and the third part of a hin of sured a thousand cubits, and he brought oil, to temper with the fine flour; a meat- me through the waters ; the waters were to ! offering continually by a perpetual ordi- the ankles. nance into the LORD.

4 Again he measured a thousand, and 15 Thus shall they prepare the lamb, brought me through the waters; the waters and the meat-offering, and the oil, every were to the knees. Again he measured a morning for a continual burnt-offering: thousand, and brought ine through ; the

16 | Thus saith the Lord God; If the waters were to the loins. prince give a gist unto any of his sons, the 5 Afterward he measured a thousand; inheritance thereof shall be his sons'; it and it was a river that I could not pass over: shall be their possession by inheritance. for the waters were risen, waters to swim 17 But if he give a gist of his inheritance in, a river that could not be passed over.

The vision of the waters.

EZEKIEL. The borders of the land. 6 ? And he said unto me, Son of man, 20 The west side also shall be the great hast thou seen this? Then he brought me, sea from the border, till a man come over and caused me to return to the brink of the against Hamath. This is the west side. river.

21 So shall ye divide this land unto you 7 Now,when I had returned, behoid, at according to the tribes of Israel. the bank of the river were very many trees

22 Ånd it shall come to pass, that ye on the one side and on the other. shall divide it by lot for an inheritance

8 Then said he unto me, These waters unto you, and to the strangers that sojoum issue out toward the east country, and go among you, which shall beget children down into the desert, and go into the sea : among you: and they shall be unto you as which being brought forth into the sea, the born in the country among the children of waters shall be healed.

Israel; they shall have inheritance with 9 And it shall come to pass, that every you among the tribes of Israel. thing that liveth, which moveth, whither- 23 And it shall come to pass, that in soever the rivers shall come, shall live: and what tribe the stranger sojourneth, there there shall be a very great multitude of fish, shall ye give him bis inheritance, saith the because these waters shall come thither: Lord God. for they shall be healed: and every thing

CHAP. XLVIII. 10 And it shall come to pass, that the Northese are the names of the tribes.

From the north end to the coast of fishers shall stand upon it from En-gedi the way of Hethlon, as one goeth to Haeven unto En-eglaim; they shall be a place math, Hazar-enan, the border of Damasto spread forth nets; their fish shall be ac- cus northward, to the coast of Hamath ;(for cording to their kinds, as the fish of the these are his sides east and west;)a portion great sea, exceeding many.

for Dan. 11 But the miry places thereof and the 2 And by the border of Dan, from the east marshes thereof shall not be healed; they side unto the west side, a portion for Asber. shall be given to salt.

3 And by the border of Asher, from the 12 And by the river upon the bank there- east side even unto the west side, a portion of, on this side and on that side, shall grow for Naphtali. all trees for meat, whose leaf shall not fade, 4 And by the border of Naphtali, from neither shall the fruit thereof be consumed: the east side unto the west side, a portion it shall bring forth new fruit according to for Manasseh. his months, because their waters they is- 5 And by the border of Manasseh, from sued out of the sanctuary: and the fruit the east side unto the west side, a portion thereof shall be for meat, and the leaf for Ephraim. thereof for medicine.

6 And by the border of Ephraim, from 13 | Thus saith the Lord God; This the east side even unto the west side, a shall be the border, whereby ye shall inhe- portion for Reuben. rit the land according to the twelve tribes 7 And by the border of Reuben, from the of Israel: Joseph shall have two portions. east side unto the west side, a portion for

14 And ye shall inherit it, one as well as Judah. another: concerning the which I lifted up 8 | And by the border of Judah, from my hand to give it unto your fathers : and the east side unto the west side, shall be this land shall fall unto you for inheritance. the offering which ye shall offer of five and

15 And this shall be the border of the land twenty thousand reeds in breadth, and in toward the north side, from the great sea, length as one of the other parts, from the the way of Hethlon, as men go to Zedad, east side unto the west side: and the sanc

16 Hamath, Berothah, Sibraim, which tuary shall be in the midst of it. is between the border of Damascus and 9 The oblation that ye shall offer unto the the border of Hamath; Hazar-hatticon, Lord shall be of five and twenty thousand which is by the coast of Hauran. in length, and of ten thousand in breadth.

17 And the border from the sea shall be 10 And for them, even for the priests, Hazar-enan, the border of Damascus, and shall be this holy oblation; toward the the north northward, and the border of Ha- north five and twenty thousand in length, math. And this is the north side. and toward the west ten thousand in

18 And the east side ye shall measure breadth, and toward the east ten thousand from Hauran, and from Damascus, and in breadth, and toward the south five and from Gilead, and from the land of Israel by twenty thousand in length; and the sanctvJordan, from the border unto the east sea. ary of the Lord shall be in the midst thereoi. And this is the east side.

11 It shall be for the priests that are 19 And the south side southward, from sanctified of the sons of Zadok; which Tamar even to the waters of strife in Ka- have kept my charge, which went not desh, the river to the great sea. And this astray when the children of Israel went is the south side southward.

astray, as the Levites went astray.

and of the sanctuary.

CHAP. 1. Dinensions and gates of the citya 12 And this oblation of the land that is). 22 Moreover, from the possession of the offered shall be unto them a thing most Levites, and from the possession of the holy by the border of the Levites.

city, being in the midst of that which is the 13 And over against the border of the prince's, between the border of Judah and priests. the Levites shall have five and ihe border of Benjamin, shall be for the twenty thousand in length, and ten thou- prince. sand in breadth: all the length shall be 23 As for the rest of the tribes, from the five and twenty thousand, and the breadth east side unto the west side Benjamin shall ten thousand.

have a portion. 14 And they shall not sell of it, neither 24 And by the border of Benjamin, from exchange, noralienate the first-fruits of the the east side unto the west side, Simeon land: for it is holy unto the Lord. shall have a portion.

15 | And the five thousand, that are 25 And by the border of Simeon, from left in the breadth over against the five and the east side unto the west side, Issachar a twenty thousand, shall be a profane place portion. for the city, for dwelling, and for suburbs, 26 And by the border of Issachar, from and the city shall be in the midst thereof. the east side unto the west side, Zebulun

16 And these shall be the measures there a portion. of; the north side four thousand and five 27 And by the border of Zebulun, from hundred, and the south side four thousand the east side unto the west side, Gad a and five hundred, and on the east side four portion. thousand and five hundred, and the west 28 And by the border of Gad, at the side four thousand and five hundred.

south side southward, the border shall be 17 And the suburbs of the city shall be even from Tamar unto the waters of strife toward the north two hundred and fifty, and in Kadesh, and to the river toward the toward the south two hundredand fifty, and great sea. toward the east two hundred and Gifty, and 29 This is the land which ye shall ditoward the west two hundred and fifty. vide by lot unto the tribes of Israel for in

18 And the residue in lengthover against heritance, and these are their portions, the oblation of the holy portion shall be ten saith the Lord God. thousand eastward, and ten thousand west- 30 | And these are the goings out of ward: and it shall be over against the the city on the north side, four thousand oblation of the holy portion; and the in- and five hundred measures. crease thereof shall be for food unto them

31 And the gates of the city shall be that serve the city.

after the names of the tribes of Israel : 19 And they that serve the city, shall threegates northward; onegate of Reuben, serve it out of all the tribes of Israel.

one gate of Judah, one gate of Levi. 20 All the oblation shall be five and 32 And at the east side four thousand twenty thousand by five and twenty thou- and five hundred: and three gates : and band: ye shall offer the holy oblation four-one gate of Joseph, one gate of Benjamin, square, with the possession of the city. one gate of Dan.

21 | And the residue shall be for the 33 And at the south side four thousand prince, on the one side and on the other of and five hundred measures: and three the holy oblation, and of the possession of gates; one gate of Simeon, one gate of the city, over against the five and twenty Issachar, one gate of Zebulun. thousand of the oblation toward the east 34 At the west side four thousand and border, and westward over against the five five hundred, with their three gates: one and twenty thousand toward the west gate of Gad, one gate of Asher, one gate border, over against the portions for the of Naphtali. prince: and it shall be the holy oblation : 36 It was round about eighteen thousand and the sanctuary of the house shall be in measures: and the name of the city from the midst thereof.

I that day shall be, 'The Lord is there.

1 The Book of DANIEL. CHAP. I.

his god; and he brought the vessels into IN the third year of the reign of Jehoia- the treasure-house of his god.

kim king of Judah came Nebuchad- 3 | And the king spake unto nezzar king of Babylon unto Jerusalem, the master of his eunuchs, that he should and besieged it.

bring certain of the children of Israel, and 2 And the Lord gave Jehoiakim king of of the king's seed, and of the princes; Judah into his hand, with part of the ves- 4 Children in whom was no blemish, sels of the house of God: which he car- but well favoured, and skilful in all wis. ried into the land of Shinar to the house of dom, and cunning in knowledge, and un.

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Daniel, &c. refuse the king's meat. DANIEL. Of Nebuchadnezzar's dream. derstanding science, and such as had abili-| 20 And in all matters of wisdom and ty in them to stand in the king's palace, understanding, that the king inquired of and whom they might teach the learning them, he found them ten times better than and the tongue of the Chaldeans. all the magicians and astrologers that were

5 And the king appointed them a daily in all his realm. provision of the king's meat, and of the 21 And Daniel continued eden unto the wine which he drank: so nourishing there first year of king Cyrus. three years, that at the end thereof they

CHAP. II. might stand before the king. 6 Now ,among these were of the chil- A De in the second year of the reign of

Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezza: dren of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, dreamed dreams, wherewith his spirit was and Azariah:

troubled, and his sleep brake from bim. 7 Cinto whom the prince of the eunuchs 2 Then the king commanded to call the gave names: for he gave unto Daniel the magicians, and the astrologers, and the name of Belteshazzar; and to Hananiah, sorcerers, and the Chaldeans, for to shew of Shadrach; and to Mishael, of Meshach; the king his dreams. So they came and and to Azariah, of Abed-nego.

stood before the king. 8 9 But Daniel purposed in his beart. 3 And the king said unto them, I have that he would not defile himself with the dreamed a dream, and my spirit was portion of the king's meat, nor with the troubled to know the dream. wine which he crank: therefore, he re- 4 Then spake the Chaldeans to the king quested of the prince of the eunuchs that in Syriac, O king, live for ever: tell thy be inight not detile himself.

servants the dream, and we will shew the 9 Now God had brought Daniel into interpretation. favour and tender love with the prince of 6 The king answered and said to the the eunuchs.

Chaldeans, The thing is gone from me: if 10 And the prince of the eunuchs said ye will not make known unto me the unto Daniel, I lear my lord the king, who dream, with the interpretation thereof, ye hath appointed your meat and your drink: shall be cut in pieces, and your bouses for why should he see your faces worse shall be made a dunghill. liking than the children which are of your 6 But if ye shew the dream, and the insort? then shall ye make me endanger my terpretation thereof, ye shall receive of me head to the king.

gifts and rewards and great honour: there11 Then said Daniel to Melzar, whom fore,shew me the dream, and the interprethe prince of the eunuchs had set over tation thereof. Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, 7 They answered again and said, Let

12 Prove thy servants, I beseech thee, the king tell his servants the dream, and ten days; and let them give us pulse to eat, we will shew the interpretation of it. and water to drink.

8 The king answered and said, I know 13 Then let our countenances be looked of certainty that ye would gain the time, upon before thee, and the countenance of because ye see the thing is gone from me. the children that eat of the portion of the 9 But, if ye will not make known unto king's meat: and as thou seest, deal with me the dream, there is but one decree for thy servants.

you: for ye have prepared lying and cor14 So he consented to them in this mat. rupt words to speak before me, till the ter, and proved them ten days.

time be changed: therefore tell me the 15 And at the end of ten days their dream, and I shall know that ye can shew countenances appeared fairer and fatter in me the interpretation thereof. flesh than all the children which did eat 10 | The Chaldeans answered before the portion of the king's meat.

the king, and said, There is not a man upon 16 Thus Melzar took away the portion the earth that can shew the king's matter: of their meat, and the wine that they should therefore there is no king, lord, nor ruler, drink; and gave them pulse.

that asked such things at any magician, or 17 T As for these four children, God astrologer, or Chaldean. gave them knowledge and skill in all 11 And it is a rare thing that the king learning and wisdom and Daniel had un- requireth, and there is none other that can derstanding in all visions and dreams. shew it before the king, except the gods,

18 Now at the end of the days that the whose dwelling is not with flesh. king had said he should bring them in, 12 For this cause the king was angry then the prince of the eunuchs brought and very furious, and commanded to dethem in before Nebuchadnezzar. stroy all the wise men of Babylon.

19 And the king communed with them: 13 And the decree went forth that the and among them all was found wone like wise men should be slain ; and they sought Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah: Daniel and his fellows to be slain. therefore, stood they before the king. 14 | Then Daniel answcred with coun

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