Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate.  Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.  For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.

 
 
 

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Numbers 1

1. And the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the tent of meeting, on the first day of the second month of the second year after their coming out of Egypt, saying,

2. “Take a census {head=poll} of the whole congregation of the children of Israel, by their families, by the house of their fathers, by the number of names of every male by their polls,

3.twenty years old and above, everyone in Israel who goes out in the host; you and Aaron shall number them by their hosts.

4.And with you there shall be a man from each tribe, each a head of his father’s house.

5.And these are the names of the men who shall stand with you: from Reuben, Elizur ben-Shedeur;

6.from Simeon, Shelumiel ben-Zurishaddai;

7.from Judah, Nahshon ben-Amminadab;

8.from Issachar, Nethaneel ben-Zuar;

9.from Zebulun, Eliab ben-Helon;

10.of the children of Joseph, from Ephraim, Elishama ben-Ammihud; from Manasseh, Gamaliel ben-Pedahzur;

11.from Benjamin, Abidan ben-Gideoni;

12.from Dan, Ahiezer ben-Ammishadai;

13.from Asher, Pagiel ben-Ochran;

14.from Gad, Eliasaph ben-Deuel;

15.from Naphtali, Ahira ben-Enan.”

16. These were those called from the congregation, princes of the tribes of their fathers; they were heads of thousands of Israel.

17. And Moses and Aaron took these men who had been designated by their names.

18. And they assembled the whole congregation on the first day of the second month, and they declared the lineage of their families, by the house of their fathers, by the number of names of those twenty years and above by their polls,

19.as the Lord had commanded Moses. And he numbered them in the wilderness of Sinai.

20. And they were: the sons of Reuben, firstborn of Israel, by the generations of their families, by the house of their fathers, by the number of names of their polls, every male twenty years old and above, all able to go forth to war,

21.those numbered of them from the tribe of Reuben were forty-six thousand five hundred.

22. Of the sons of Simeon, by the generations of their families, by the house of their fathers, those numbered of them by the number of names of their polls, every male twenty years old and above, all able to go forth to war,

23.those numbered of them from the tribe of Simeon were fifty-nine thousand three hundred.

24. Of the sons of Gad, by the generations of their families, by the house of their fathers, by the number of names twenty years old and above, all able to go forth to war,

25.those numbered of them from the tribe of Gad were forty-five thousand six hundred and fifty.

26. Of the sons of Judah, by the generations of their families, by the house of their fathers, by the number of names twenty years old and above, all able to go forth to war,

27.those numbered of them from the tribe of Judah were seventy-four thousand six hundred.

28. Of the sons of Issachar, by the generations of their families, by the house of their fathers, by the number of names twenty years old and above, all able to go forth to war,

29.those numbered of them from the tribe of Issachar were fifty-four thousand four hundred.

30. Of the sons of Zebulun, by the generations of their families, by the house of their fathers, by the number of names twenty years old and above, all able to go forth to war,

31.those numbered of them from the tribe of Zebulun were fifty-seven thousand four hundred.

32. From the children of Joseph, of the sons of Ephraim, by the generations of their families, by the house of their fathers, by the number of names twenty years old and above, all able to go forth to war,

33.those numbered of them from the tribe of Ephraim were forty thousand five hundred.

34. Of the sons of Manasseh, by the generations of their families, by the house of their fathers, by the number of names twenty years old and above, all able to go forth to war,

35.those numbered of them from the tribe of Manasseh were thirty-two thousand two hundred.

36. Of the sons of Benjamin, by the generations of their families, by the house of their fathers, by the number of names twenty years old and above, all able to go forth to war,

37.those numbered of them from the tribe of Benjamin were thirty-five thousand four hundred.

38. Of the sons of Dan, by the generations of their families, by the house of their fathers, by the number of names twenty years old and above, all able to go forth to war,

39.those numbered of them from the tribe of Dan were sixty-two thousand seven hundred.

40. Of the sons of Asher, by the generations of their families, by the house of their fathers, by the number of names twenty years old and above, all able to go forth to war,

41.those numbered of them from the tribe of Asher were forty-one thousand five hundred.

42. Of the sons of Naphtali, by the generations of their families, by the house of their fathers, by the number of names twenty years old and above, all able to go forth to war,

43.those numbered of them from the tribe of Naphtali were fifty-three thousand four hundred.

44. These were those numbered which Moses and Aaron numbered; and the princes of Israel; twelve men; each one was for the house of his fathers.

45. And so it was that all who were numbered of the children of Israel by the house of their fathers from twenty years and up, all in Israel able to go forth to war,

46.even all who were numbered were six hundred and three thousand, five hundred and fifty.

47. But the Levites, from the tribe of their fathers were not numbered among them,

48.for the Lord had spoken to Moses, saying,

49.“Except that you shall not number the tribe of Levi, nor take a census of them among the children of Israel,

50.but you shall appoint the Levites to be over the tabernacle of the testimony, and over all its vessels, and over all that pertains to it. They shall bear the tabernacle and all its vessels, and they shall attend to it and camp all around the tabernacle.

51.And when the tabernacle is to set out, the Levites shall take it down, and when the tabernacle is to be pitched, the Levites shall set it up; and a stranger who comes near shall be put to death.

52.And the children of Israel shall camp, each tribe with its own encampment, and each by its standard, according to their hosts.

53.But the Levites shall camp around the tabernacle of the testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel; and the Levites shall keep charge of the tabernacle of the testimony.”

54. And the children of Israel did so; according to all that the Lord commanded Moses, so they did.

Numbers 2

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1. And the Lord spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

2. “Every man of the children of Israel shall camp by his standard with the banners of the house of their fathers; they shall camp at a distance round about the tent of meeting.

3.And those encamping eastward, toward the sunrise, shall be of the standard of the camp of Judah, according to their hosts, with the prince of the children of Judah, Nahshon ben-Amminadab,

4.and his host, those that {preserving the waw, or simply, those numbered.} were numbered of it, seventy-four thousand six hundred.

5.And encamped beside him, the tribe of Issachar, with the prince of the sons of Issachar, Nethaneel ben-Zuar,

6.and his host, those that were numbered of it, fifty-four thousand four hundred.

7.Then the tribe of Zebulun, with the prince of the sons of Zebulun, Eliab ben-Helon.

8.and his host, those that were numbered of it, fifty-seven thousand four hundred.

9.All who were numbered of the camp of Judah, one hundred eighty-six thousand four hundred, according to their hosts. They shall set out first.

10.The standard of the camp of Reuben shall be southward, according to their hosts, with the prince of the children of Reuben, Elizur ben-Shedeur,

11.and his host, those that were numbered of it, forty-six thousand five hundred.

12.And encamped beside him, the tribe of Simeon, with the prince of the sons of Simeon, Shelumiel ben-Zurishaddai,

13.and his host, those that were numbered of it, fifty-nine thousand three hundred.

14.Then the tribe of Gad, with the prince of the sons of Gad, Eliasaph ben-Reuel,

15.and his host, those that were numbered of it, forty-five thousand six hundred and fifty.

16.All who were numbered of the camp of Reuben, one hundred fifty-one thousand four hundred and fifty, according to their hosts. And they shall set out second.

17.Then the tent of meeting shall set out, with the camp of the Levites, in the midst of the camps; as they encamp so shall they set forth, each in its place according to their standards.

18.The standard of the camp of Ephraim, according to their hosts, shall be westward, with the prince of the children of Ephraim, Elishama ben-Ammihud,

19.and his host, those that were numbered of it, forty thousand five hundred.

20.And beside him, the tribe of Manasseh, with the prince of the sons of Manasseh, Gamaliel ben-Pedahzur,

21.and his host, those that were numbered of it, thirty-two thousand two hundred.

22.Then the tribe of Benjamin, with the prince of the sons of Benjamin, Abidan ben-Gideoni,

23.and his host, those that were numbered of it, thirty-five thousand four hundred.

24.All who were numbered of the camp of Ephraim, one hundred eight thousand one hundred, according to their hosts. And they shall set out third.

25.The standard of the camp of Dan shall be northward, according to their hosts, with the prince of the children of Dan, Ahiezer ben-Ammishadai,

26.and his host, those that were numbered of it, sixty-two thousand seven hundred.

27.And encamped beside him, the tribe of Asher, with the prince of the sons of Asher, Pagiel ben-Ochran,

28.and his host, those that were numbered of it, forty-one thousand five hundred.

29.Then the tribe of Naphtali, with the prince of the sons of Naphtali, Ahira ben-Enan,

30.and his host, those that were numbered of it, fifty-three thousand four hundred.

31.All who were numbered of the camp of Dan, one hundred fifty-seven thousand six hundred. And they shall set out at the rear according to their standards.”

32. These are all who were numbered of the children of Israel by the house of their fathers, all those who were numbered of the camps according to their hosts, six hundred and three thousand five hundred and fifty.

33. But the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

34. And the children of Israel did according to all that the Lord commanded Moses; in this manner they encamped beside their standards, and thus each one set out by its families according to the house of their fathers.

Numbers 3

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1. And these are the generations of Aaron and Moses in the day Jehovah spoke with Moses in mount Sinai.

2. And these are the names of the sons of Aaron; Nadab the firstborn, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

3. These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the anointed priests whose hands he consecrated to minister as a priest.

4. But Nadab and Abihu died before the Lord when they offered strange fire before the Lord in the wilderness of Sinai, and they had no sons; and Eleazar and Ithamar ministered as priests in the presence of Aaron their father.

5. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

6. “You shall bring the tribe of Levi near and present it before Aaron the priest, that they may minister to him. {happens in chapt. 8}

7.And they shall keep his charge, and the charge of the whole congregation before the tent of meeting, to perform the labor of the tabernacle.

8.And they shall keep all the vessels of the tent of meeting, and the charge of the children of Israel to perform the labor of the tabernacle.

9.And you shall give the Levites to Aaron, and to his sons; they are wholly given to him from among the children of Israel.

10.And you shall appoint Aaron, and his sons, and they shall observe their priesthood; and the stranger who comes near shall be put to death.”

11. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

12. “And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the children of Israel instead of all the firstborn that open the womb of the children of Israel; and the Levites shall be mine.

13.For all firstborn are mine; on the day that I struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I consecrated as mine all firstborn in Israel. Whether man or beast, they shall be mine; I am the Lord.”

14. And the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, saying,

15. “Number the children of Levi by the house of their fathers, by their families; you shall number them, every male a month old and above.”

16. And Moses numbered them according to the word of the Lord, as he was commanded.

17. And these are the sons of Levi by their names; Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.

18. And these are the names of the sons of Gershon by their families; Libni, and Shimei.

19. And the sons of Kohath by their families; Amram, and Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel.

20. And the sons of Merari by their families; Mahli, and Mushi. They are the families of the Levites by the house of their fathers.

21. From Gershon was the family of the Libnites, and the family of the Shimites; these are the families of Gershonites.

22. Those numbered of them, by the number of all the males aged a month and above, these numbered seven thousand five hundred.

23. “The families of the Gershonites shall encamp westward, behind the tabernacle.

24.And the prince of the house of the father of the Gershonites shall be Eliasaph ben-Lael.

25.And the charge of the sons of Gershon in the tent of meeting shall be the tabernacle, and the tent, its covering, and the hanging for the entrance of the tent of meeting,

26.and the screens of the courtyard, and the hanging at the entrance {gate in Ex. 27:16} of the courtyard, which is in front of the tabernacle {4:26 also}, and by the altar all around, and its ropes, for all its service.”

27. And from Kohath was the family of the Amramites, and the family of the Izharites, and the family of the Hebronites, and the family of the Uzzielites; these are the families of the Kohathites.

28. By number every male aged a month and above were eight thousand six hundred who kept the charge of the holy place.

29. “The families of the sons of Kohath shall encamp on the southward side of the tabernacle.

30.And the prince of the house of the father of the families of the Kohathites shall be Elizaphan ben-Uzziel.

31.And their charge shall be the ark, and the table, and the menorah, and the altars, and the vessels of the holy place with which they minister, and the hanging, and all its service.

32.And the prince over the princes of the Levites shall be Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, having oversight of those who keep the charge of the holy place.”

33. From Merari was the family of the Mahlites, and the family of the Mushites; these are the families of Merari.

34. Those numbered of them, by the number of all the males aged a month and above, were six thousand two hundred.

35. “And the prince of the house of the father of the families of Merari shall be Zuriel ben-Abihail; they shall encamp on the northward side of the tabernacle.

36.And the oversight charge for the sons of Merari shall be the boards of the tabernacle, and its bars, and its posts, and its sockets, and all its vessels, and all its service.

37.And the posts of the court round about, and their sockets, and their stakes, and their ropes.

38.And those that shall encamp before the tabernacle, to the east, before the tent of meeting eastward shall be Moses, and Aaron, and his sons, keeping the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the children of Israel; and the stranger who comes near shall be put to death.”

39. All who were numbered of the Levites who were numbered by Moses and Aaron according to the word of the Lord, by their families, every male aged a month and above, were twenty-two thousand.

40. And the Lord said to Moses, “Number every firstborn male of the children of Israel aged a month and above, and take the number of their names.

41.And you shall take the Levites for me (I am the Lord) instead of all the firstborn of the children of Israel, and the livestock of the Levites instead of all the firstborn of the livestock of the sons of Israel.”

42. And Moses numbered all the firstborn of the children of Israel, as the Lord commanded him.

43. And all the firstborn males aged a month and above, by the number of their names of those who were numbered, were twenty-two thousand two hundred and seventy-three.

44. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

45. “Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn of the children of Israel, and the livestock of the Levites instead of their livestock, and the Levites shall be mine; I am the Lord.

46.And for the redemption price for the two hundred seventy-three of the firstborn of the sons of Israel who are in excess of the number of the Levites,

47.you shall take five shekels each by the poll; you shall take it according to the shekel of the sanctuary (twenty gerahs to the shekel).

48.And you shall give the money to Aaron, and to his sons, as the redemption price for the excess number of them.”

49. And Moses took the redemption money for the number in excess of those redeemed by the Levites.

50. For the firstborn of the sons of Israel he took the money, one thousand three hundred sixty-five shekels according to the shekel of the sanctuary.

51. And Moses gave the money for those redeemed to Aaron, and to his sons, according to the word of the Lord, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

Numbers 4

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1. And the Lord spoke to Moses, and to Aaron, saying,

2. “Take a census of the sons of Kohath from among the sons of Levi, by their families, by the house of their fathers,

3.from thirty years old and above up to fifty years old, all entering the host to do the work of the tent of meeting.

4.This shall be the service of the sons of Kohath for the most holy things of the tent of meeting.

5.When the camp sets out, Aaron and his sons shall go in and take down the veil for the hanging {Ex. 35:12; 39:34; 40:21} and cover the ark of the testimony with it.

6.And they shall lay a covering of badger skin on it and spread a solid blue cloth over it and put in its poles.

7.And they shall spread a blue cloth on the table of the Presence, and put the dishes, and the spoons, and the bowls, and the libation cups on it; the perpetual bread {unique phrase. 2Kgs 25:29 does not have article and is subject/adverb} shall also be put on it.

8.And they shall spread a cloth of bright scarlet over them and cover that with a covering of badger skin and put in its poles.

9.And they shall take a blue cloth and cover the lampstand for the light, {see Ex. 35:14 for same phrase which is only place lampstand not changed to menorah in Ex.} and its {fem.=menorah} lamps, and its tongs, and its fire-pans, and all its vessels for oil with which they attend to it.

10.And they shall put it and all its accoutrements into a covering of badger skin and put it on a carrying pole. {See Num. 13:23 for example of two people carrying something. Yoke in Nah. 1:13, but surely the lampstand was too heavy for a shoulder yoke.}

11.And they shall spread a blue cloth on the gold altar, and cover it with a covering of badger skin, and put in its poles.

12.And they shall take all the vessels for ministering with which they minister with in the holy place and put them on a blue cloth and cover them with a covering of badger skin, and they shall put it on a carrying pole.

13.And they shall remove the ashes from the altar and spread a purple cloth over it.

14.And on it they shall lay all the vessels with which they minister on it, the fire-pans, the meat-hooks, and the shovels, and the basins, all the accoutrements of the altar, and they shall spread a covering of badger skin over it, and put in its poles.

15.When the camp is to set out, and Aaron and his sons have finished covering the holy things and all the accoutrements of the holy place, after that the sons of Kohath shall come to bear them, but they shall not touch the holy things, or they shall die. These things from the tent of meeting are the burden of the sons of Kohath.

16.And Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest shall have the oversight of the oil for the light, and the fragrant incense, and the continual grain offering, and the anointing oil, the oversight of all the tabernacle, and all that is in it, of the holy place, and of all its accoutrements.”

17. And the Lord spoke to Moses, and to Aaron, saying,

18. “You shall not allow the tribe of the families of the Kohathites to be cut off from among the Levites,

19.but do this for them, that they may live and not die when they draw near to the most holy things. Aaron and his sons shall go in and assign each one of them to his service and to his burden.

20.But they shall not go in to watch as the holy things are covered {lit. swallowed up}, or they shall die.”

21. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

22. “Take a census of these also, the sons of Gershon, by the house of their fathers, by their families,

23.from thirty years old and above up to fifty years old you shall number them, all who enter to serve in the host to perform the labor of the tent of meeting.

24.This shall be the service of the families of the Gershonites — to serve, and to bear burdens.

25.And they shall bear the curtains of the tabernacle, and the tent of meeting, its covering, and the covering of badger skin that is on top of it, and the hanging at the entrance of the tent of meeting.

26.And the screens of the courtyard, and the hanging at the entrance of the gate of the court that is in front of the tabernacle, and in front of the altar round about, and their ropes, and all the equipment for their service; and they shall do all that is to be done for them. {?}

27.All the service of the sons of the Gershonites shall be done in accordance with the commandment of Aaron and his sons regarding all their burden bearing and all their service, and you shall appoint all their burdens to them by charge. {?}

28.This is the service of the families of the sons of the Gershonites in the tent of meeting, and their charge shall be in the hand of Ithamar, son of Aaron the priest.

29.As for the sons of Merari, by their families, by the house of their fathers, you shall number them.

30.From thirty years old and above up to fifty years old you shall number them, all entering the host to perform the labor of the tent of meeting. {a mix of vv.3, 23 + unique}

31.And this the charge of their burden, of all their labor in the tent of meeting, the boards of the tabernacle, and its bars, and its posts, and its sockets.

32.And the posts of the court round about, and their sockets, and their stakes, and their ropes, and all their equipment for all of their service, and by names shall you assign the equipment for the charge of their burden.

33.This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari for all their service in the tent of meeting, in the hand of Ithamar, son of Aaron the priest.”

34. And Moses, and Aaron, and the princes of the congregation, numbered the sons of the Kohathites by their families, and by the house of their fathers,

35.from thirty years old and above up to fifty years old, all who enter the host for the service of the tent of meeting. {identical to vv35, 43.}

36. And those numbered of them by their families were two thousand seven hundred and fifty.

37. These were numbered of the families of the Kohathites, all who could serve in the tent of meeting, whom Moses, and Aaron, numbered according to the command of the Lord by the hand of Moses.

38. And those numbered of the sons of Gershon, by their families, and by the house of their fathers,

39.from thirty years old and above up to fifty years old, all who enter the host for the service of the tent of meeting,

40.even those numbered of them, by their families, by the house of their fathers, were two thousand six hundred and thirty.

41. These were numbered of the families of the sons of Gershon, all who could serve in the tent of meeting, whom Moses, and Aaron, numbered according to the command of the Lord. {cmp v37.}

42. And those numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, by their families, by the house of their fathers,

43.from thirty years old and above up to fifty years old, all who enter the host for the service of the tent of meeting,

44.even those numbered of them, by their families, were three thousand two hundred.

45. These were numbered of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses, and Aaron, numbered according to the command of the Lord by the hand of Moses. {cmp. vv 37, 41.}

46. All those numbered whom Moses, and Aaron, and the princes of Israel, numbered of the Levites, by their families, by their families,

47.from thirty years old and above up to fifty years old, all who entered to perform the service of labor, and the service of bearing burdens in the tent of meeting,

48.even those numbered of them were eight thousand five hundred and eighty.

49. According to the command of the Lord by the hand of Moses, he numbered them, each one according to his service and according to his burden, thus were they numbered by him, as the Lord commanded Moses.

Numbers 5

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1. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

2. “Command the children of Israel, that they send out from the camp every leper, and anyone with a discharge, and everyone defiled by the dead.

3.Both male and female shall you send out. You shall send them out, outside of the camp so that they do not defile their camps where I dwell in their midst.”

4. And the children of Israel did so and sent them out, outside of the camp; as the Lord had said to Moses, so the children of Israel did.

5. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

6. “Speak to the children of Israel, ‘If a man or a woman commits any sin of man to act unfaithfully against the Lord, {Lev. 6:2} then that soul shall be guilty.

7.And they shall confess their sin that they committed, and recompense his wrong in full, and add a fifth to it, and give it to whomever he wronged.

8.But if there is no redeemer to whom he can recompense the wrong, the wrong shall be recompensed to the Lord for the priest, besides the ram of atonements with which he makes atonement for him.

9.And any portion from all the holy things of the children of Israel that they bring to the priest shall be his.

10.And each man’s holy things shall be his; whatever a man gives to the priest shall be his.’”

11. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

12. “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, ‘If any man’s wife turns aside, and acts unfaithfully against him,

13.and a man lies sexually with her {Lev. 19:20}, and it is concealed from the eyes of her husband and is hidden, and she has been defiled, and there is no witness against her, and nor was she caught in the act,

14.but a spirit of jealousy comes over {verb is masc. cmp. v30} him, and he is jealous of his wife, and she is defiled, or if a spirit of jealousy comes over him, and he is jealous of his wife, but she is not defiled,

15.then the man shall bring his wife to the priest, and he shall bring her offering for her, the tenth part of an ephah of barley flour; he shall pour no oil on it, nor shall he put frankincense on it, for it is a jealousy offering; it is a memorial offering bringing iniquity to remembrance.

16.And the priest shall bring her near and present her before the Lord.

17.And the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel; the priest shall also take some of the dust that is on the floor of the tabernacle and put it in the water.

18.And the priest shall present the woman before the Lord, and uncover the woman’s head, and he shall put the memorial offering in her palms, which is a jealousy offering, and in the priest’s hand shall be the bitter water that brings the curse.

19.And the priest shall cause her to swear an oath and say to the woman, ‘If no man lay with you, and if you have not turned aside to uncleanness instead of to your husband, you shall be free from this bitter water that brings this curse.

20.But, if you have turned aside, instead of to your husband, and if you have defiled yourself, and a man, other than your husband, has given his copulation {Lev. 20:15} to you, you shall be cursed.’

21.Then the priest shall cause the woman to swear with the oath of cursing, and the priest shall say to the woman, ‘The Lord make you a curse and an oath in the midst of your people when the Lord makes your thigh wither and your belly swell.

22.And this water that brings the curse shall go into your bowels to make your belly swell, and to cause your thigh to wither.’ And the woman shall say, ‘Amen, amen.’

23.And the priest shall write these curses in the book and blot them with the water of bitterness.

24.Then he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water that brings the curse, and the water that brings the curse shall go into her for bitterness.

25.Then the priest shall take the jealousy offering from the hand of the woman, and he shall wave the offering before the Lord, and offer it on the altar.

26.And the priest shall take a handful from the offering, its memorial portion, and burn it on the altar, and afterward he shall make the woman drink the water.

27.And when he has made her drink the water, then this shall come to pass; if she has defiled herself and acted unfaithfully against her husband, then the water that brings the curse shall go into her for bitterness, and her belly will swell and her thigh will wither, and the woman shall be a curse among her people,

28.but if the woman has not defiled herself, and she is clean, then she is free, and she shall conceive seed.

29.This is the law of jealousies for when a wife turns aside instead of to her husband, and she is defiled,

30.or for a man, when a spirit of jealousy comes over {verb fem.} him, and he is jealous of his wife, and he presents the woman before the Lord, and the priest performs all this law regarding her.

31.Then the man will be free from iniquity, and the woman, she shall bear her iniquity.

Numbers 6

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1. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

2. “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, ‘When a man or a woman would do something extraordinary, vowing a vow of separation to be devoted to the Lord,

3.he shall be separated from wine and strong drink, not drinking vinegar from wine or vinegar from strong drink, nor shall he drink any juice from grapes, nor shall he eat fresh or dried grapes.

4.All the days of his separation, he shall not eat of anything that is made from the grapevine, whether seeds or only the skin.

5.All the days of his vow of separation, no razor shall pass over his head until the days that he devotes to the Lord be fulfilled; he shall be holy, letting the locks of the hair of his head grow.

6.All the days of his devotion to the Lord, he shall not go near a dead body.

7.Whether for his father or his mother, or for his brother or his sister, he shall not be defiled for them when they die, for the separation to his God is upon his head.

8.All the days of his separation he is holy to the Lord.

9.And if a man very suddenly dies by him, and it defiles the head of his separation, then he shall shave his head on the day of his cleansing; on the seventh day he shall shave it.

10.And on the eighth day he shall bring two turtledoves, or two young doves to the entrance of the tent of meeting,

11.And the priest shall make a sin offering with one, and a burnt offering with the other, and make atonement for him because he sinned on account of the body; and he shall consecrate his head that day.

12.Then he shall devote to the Lord the days of his separation, and he shall bring a year-old lamb {Lev. 12:6}for a guilt offering, but the first days shall be lost because his separation was defiled.

13.And this is the law for the devoted one on the day the days of his separation are fulfilled; one shall bring him to the entrance of the tent of meeting,

14.And he shall bring his offering to the Lord, a year-old lamb without blemish for a burnt offering, and a year-old ewe lamb without blemish for a sin offering, and a ram without blemish for peace offerings,

15.and a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mixed with oil, and unleavened wafers smeared with oil, and their grain offering, and their drink offerings.

16.And the priest shall bring them before the Lord, and he shall make his sin offering, and his burnt offering.

17.And with the ram he shall make the sacrifice of peace offerings to the Lord, with the basket of unleavened bread, and the priest shall make his grain offering, and his drink offering.

18.And the devoted one shall shave the head of his separation at the entrance to the tent of meeting, and he shall take the hair of his head of separation and put it on the fire that is under the sacrifice of the peace offerings.

19.And the priest shall take the boiled shoulder from the ram, and one unleavened cake from the basket, and one unleavened wafer, and put them on the palms of the devoted one, after he has shaved the hair of his separation.

20.And the priest shall wave them as a wave offering before the Lord, (it is holy for the priest) with the breast of the wave offering, and with the thigh of the exsect offering, and afterward the devoted one may drink wine.

21.This is the law for the devoted one who has vowed his offering before the Lord for his separation, besides that which his hand is able to obtain; according to his vow that he vowed, thus he must do concerning the law of his separation.”

22. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

23. “Speak to Aaron, and to his sons, saying, Thus shall you bless the children of Israel, saying to them,

24.‘The Lord bless you and keep you.

25.The Lord make His face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you.

26.The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.’

27.And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel, and I will bless them.”

Numbers 7

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1. And it came to pass on the day Moses finished setting up the tabernacle and had anointed it and consecrated it, and all its accoutrements, and the altar and all its accoutrements he had anointed and consecrated them,

2.that the princes of Israel, the heads of the house of their fathers, they who were the princes of the tribes, they who were over those who were numbered, drew near.

3. And they brought their offering before the Lord, six covered wagons, {cmp. Isa. 66:20, egel=calf elsewhere ? animal drawn} and twelve beasts, {sometimes but not always oxen in PJV} a wagon for two of the princes, and an ox {usually in PJV} for each, and they presented them before the tabernacle.

4. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

5. “Take it from them, and they shall be for doing the labor of the tent of meeting, and you shall give them to the Levites, each one for its service.”

6. So Moses took the wagons, and the oxen, {has been identified} and gave them to the Levites.

7. Two wagons and four oxen he gave to the sons of Gershon for their service,

8.and four wagons and eight oxen he gave to the sons of Merari for their service in the hand of Ithamar, son of Aaron the priest.

9. But to the sons of Kohath he gave none because the service of the holy things was upon them; they bear them with the shoulder.

10. And the princes drew near for the dedication of the altar on the day that it was anointed, and the princes offered their offering before the altar.

11. And the Lord said to Moses, “They shall offer their offering for the dedication of the altar one prince a day — one prince each day.”

12. And he that offered his offering on the first day was Nahshon ben-Amminadab, of the tribe of Judah.

13. And his offering was one silver dish, its weight one hundred thirty shekels; one silver basin of seventy shekels according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;

14.one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;

15.one young bullock {Lev. 4:3, different in Ex. 29:1}, one ram, one year-old lamb, for a burnt offering;

16.one male from the goats {Lev. 4:23} for a sin offering;

17.and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five year-old lambs; this was the offering of Nahshon ben-Amminadab.

18. On the second day, Nethaneel ben-Zuar, prince of Issachar, offered.

19. He offered his offering; one silver dish, its weight one hundred thirty shekels; one silver basin of seventy shekels according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;

20.one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;

21.one young bullock, one ram, one year-old lamb, for a burnt offering;

22.one male from the goats for a sin offering;

23.and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five year-old lambs; this was the offering of Nethaneel ben-Zuar.

24. On the third day, the prince of the sons of Zebulon, Eliab ben-Helon, offered.

25. His offering was one silver dish, its weight one hundred thirty shekels; one silver basin of seventy shekels according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;

26.one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;

27.one young bullock, one ram, one year-old lamb, for a burnt offering;

28.one male from the goats for a sin offering;

29.and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five year-old lambs; this was the offering of Eliab ben-Helon.

30. On the fourth day, the prince of the sons of Reuben, Elizur ben-Shedeur, offered.

31. His offering was one silver dish, its weight one hundred thirty shekels; one silver basin of seventy shekels according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;

32.one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;

33.one young bullock, one ram, one year-old lamb, for a burnt offering;

34.one male from the goats for a sin offering;

35.and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five year-old lambs; this was the offering of Elizur ben-Shedeur.

36. On the fifth day, the prince of the sons of Simeon, Shelumiel ben-Zurishaddai, offered.

37. His offering was one silver dish, its weight one hundred thirty shekels; one silver basin of seventy shekels according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;

38.one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;

39.one young bullock, one ram, one year-old lamb, for a burnt offering;

40.one male from the goats for a sin offering;

41.and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five year-old lambs; this was the offering of Shelumiel ben-Zurishaddai.

42. On the sixth day, the prince of the sons of Gad, Eliasaph ben-Deuel, offered.

43. His offering was one silver dish, its weight one hundred thirty shekels; one silver basin of seventy shekels according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;

44.one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;

45.one young bullock, one ram, one year-old lamb, for a burnt offering;

46.one male from the goats for a sin offering;

47.and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five year-old lambs; this was the offering of Eliasaph ben-Deuel.

48. On the seventh day, the prince of the sons of Ephraim, Elishama ben-Ammihud, offered.

49. His offering was one silver dish, its weight one hundred thirty shekels; one silver basin of seventy shekels according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;

50.one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;

51.one young bullock, one ram, one year-old lamb, for a burnt offering;

52.one male from the goats for a sin offering;

53.and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five year-old lambs; this was the offering of Elishama ben-Ammihud.

54. On the eighth day, the prince of the sons of Manasseh, Gamaliel ben-Pedahzur, offered.

55. His offering was one silver dish, its weight one hundred thirty shekels; one silver basin of seventy shekels according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;

56.one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;

57.one young bullock, one ram, one year-old lamb, for a burnt offering;

58.one male from the goats for a sin offering;

59.and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five year-old lambs; this was the offering of Gamaliel ben-Pedahzur.

60. On the ninth day, the prince of the sons of Benjamin, Abidan ben-Gideoni, offered.

61. His offering was one silver dish, its weight one hundred thirty shekels; one silver basin of seventy shekels according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;

62.one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;

63.one young bullock, one ram, one year-old lamb, for a burnt offering;

64.one male from the goats for a sin offering;

65.and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five year-old lambs; this was the offering of Abidan ben-Gideoni.

66. On the tenth day, the prince of the sons of Dan, Ahiezer ben-Ammishadai, offered.

67. His offering was one silver dish, its weight one hundred thirty shekels; one silver basin of seventy shekels according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;

68.one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;

69.one young bullock, one ram, one year-old lamb, for a burnt offering;

70.one male from the goats for a sin offering;

71.and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five year-old lambs; this was the offering of Ahiezer ben-Ammishadai.

72. On the eleventh day, the prince of the sons of Asher, Pagiel ben-Ochran, offered.

73. His offering was one silver dish, its weight one hundred thirty shekels; one silver basin of seventy shekels according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;

74.one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;

75.one young bullock, one ram, one year-old lamb, for a burnt offering;

76.one male from the goats for a sin offering;

77.and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five year-old lambs; this was the offering of Pagiel ben-Ochran.

78. On the twelfth day, the prince of the sons of Naphtali, Ahira ben-Enan, offered.

79. His offering was one silver dish, its weight one hundred thirty shekels; one silver basin of seventy shekels according to the shekel of the sanctuary, both of them filled with fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering;

80.one gold spoon of ten shekels, full of incense;

81.one young bullock, one ram, one year-old lamb, for a burnt offering;

82.one male from the goats for a sin offering;

83.and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five year-old lambs; this was the offering of Ahira ben-Enan.

84. This was for the dedication of the altar from the princes of Israel, on the day that it was anointed: twelve silver dishes, twelve silver basins, twelve gold spoons;

85.each silver dish weighing one hundred thirty shekels, and each basin seventy, all the silver accoutrements two thousand four hundred, according to the shekel of the sanctuary;

86.twelve gold spoons full of incense, each spoon ten shekels apiece, according to the shekel of the sanctuary; all the gold of the spoons was one hundred twenty shekels.

87. All the cattle for the burnt offering were twelve bullocks, the rams twelve, the year-old lambs twelve, with their grain offering; and the males of the goats were twelve for the sin offering.

88. And all the oxen for the sacrifice of peace offerings were twenty-four bullocks, the rams sixty, the he-goats sixty, the year-old lambs sixty; this was for the dedication of the altar, after its anointing.

89. And when Moses went in to the tent of meeting to speak with Him, then he heard the voice speaking to him from on the mercy seat which was on the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim; and He spoke to him.

Numbers 8

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1. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

2. “Speak to Aaron, and say to him, ‘When you light the lamps, the seven lamps will give light {Ex. 25:37} to the area in front of the menorah.”

3. And Aaron did so; he lit its lamps to give light in front of the menorah, as the Lord commanded Moses.

4. And the work of the menorah was of beaten gold; from its base to its flowers it was of beaten work; according to the vision that the Lord showed Moses, so he made the menorah.

5. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

6. “Take the Levites from among the children of Israel and cleanse them.

7.And thus shall you do to them to cleanse them: you shall sprinkle water of purification on them, and they shall pass a razor over all their flesh and wash their clothes, and cleanse themselves.

8.Then they shall take a young bullock with its grain offering of fine flour mixed with oil, and a second young bullock you shall take for a sin offering.

9.And you shall bring the Levites near before the tent of meeting and assemble the whole congregation of the children of Israel.

10.Then you shall bring the Levites near before the Lord, and the children of Israel shall lay their hands on the Levites.

11.And Aaron shall offer {wave} the Levites as a wave offering of the children of Israel before the Lord, that they may do the service of the Lord.

12.And the Levites shall lay their hands on the head of the bullocks, and with one you shall make a sin offering, and with the other a burnt offering to the Lord, to make atonement for the Levites.

13.Then you shall present the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, offer them as a wave offering to the Lord.

14.Thus shall you separate the Levites from among the children of Israel, and the Levites shall be mine.

15.And after that the Levites shall go in to serve at the tent of meeting, when you have cleansed them and offered them as a wave offering.

16.For they are wholly dedicated to me from among the children of Israel; instead of all who first open the womb, the firstborn of all the children of Israel, I have taken them for myself.

17.Because all the firstborn among the children of Israel are mine, whether man or beast. On the day that I struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for myself.

18.But I have taken the Levites instead of all the firstborn of the children of Israel.

19.And I have given the Levites as gifts 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, so there will be no plague among the children of Israel when they draw near to the sanctuary.”

20. And Moses, and Aaron, and all the congregation of the children of Israel did so to the Levites; according to all that the Lord commanded Moses concerning the Levites; so the children of Israel did to them.

21. And the Levites cleansed themselves and they washed their clothes, and Aaron offered them as a wave offering before the Lord, and Aaron made atonement for them to cleanse them.

22. And after that the Levites entered in to do the service in the tent of meeting before Aaron, and before his sons; as the Lord had commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so they did to them.

23. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

24. “This is what pertains to the Levites: from twenty-five years old and above they shall enter in to serve in the host in the service of the tent of meeting.

25.And from fifty years old they shall withdraw from the host for the service, and they shall serve no more.

26.Yet each shall minister to his brothers in the tent of meeting by keeping guard, but they shall do no service. Thus shall you do to the Levites concerning their charges.”

Numbers 9

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1. And the Lord spoke to Moses in the wilderness of Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they came out from the land of Egypt, saying,

2. “The children of Israel shall also observe the Passover at its appointed time.

3.On the fourteenth day of this month at twilight you shall observe it at its appointed time; according to all its statutes, and according to all its ordinances, shall you observe it.”

4. And Moses told the children of Israel to observe the Passover.

5. And they observed the Passover in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at twilight in the wilderness of Sinai; according to all that the Lord has commanded Moses, so the children of Israel did.

6. But there were men who were defiled by the body of a man and not able to observe the Passover on that day, so they came before Moses, and before Aaron, on that day.

7. And those men said to him, “We are defiled by the body of a man. Why are we restrained so that we cannot offer the offering of the Lord at its appointed time among the children of Israel?”

8. And Moses said to them, “Wait, and let me hear what the Lord will command concerning you.”

9. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

10. “Speak to the children of Israel, saying, ‘If any man of you or your descendants is unclean by reason of a dead body, or is on a journey afar off, he shall observe the Passover of the Lord.

11.In the second month, on the fourteenth day at twilight, they shall observe it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs.

12.They shall leave nothing of it until morning, nor shall they break a bone of it; according to all the statutes of the Passover shall they keep it.

13.But the man who is clean or is not on a journey, and he refrains from observing the Passover, that soul shall also be cut off from his people, because he did not bring the offering of the Lord at its appointed time; that man shall bear his sin.

14.And if a stranger sojourns among you and would observe the Passover of the Lord, then according to the statute of the Passover and its ordinance shall he observe it; there shall be one statute for you, and for the stranger, and for one born in the land.”

15. And on the day that the tabernacle was set up, the cloud covered the tabernacle, the tent of meeting, and at evening it was over the tabernacle, in appearance like fire, until morning

16. And so it was continually; the cloud covered it by day, and the appearance of fire at night.

17. And when the cloud was taken up from over the tent of meeting, then after that the children of Israel journeyed, and at the place where the cloud settled, there the children of Israel encamped.

18. At the command of the Lord the children of Israel journeyed, and at the command of the Lord they encamped; all the days that the cloud settled over the tabernacle they remained encamped.

19. And when the cloud remained many days over the tabernacle, then the children of Israel kept the charge of the Lord, and they did not journey.

20. Even when it was that the cloud was over the tabernacle for few days, at the command of the Lord they encamped, and at the command of the Lord they journeyed.

21. And so it was, when the cloud remained from evening until morning, and then the cloud was taken up in the morning, that they journeyed; whether day or night, when the cloud was taken up, they journeyed.

22. Whether for two days, or a month, or many days, that the cloud remained over the tabernacle to settle on it, the children of Israel remained encamped, and they did not journey; but when it was taken up, they journeyed.

23. At the command of the Lord they encamped, and at the command of the Lord they journeyed; they kept the charge of the Lord, at the command of the Lord by the hand of Moses.

Numbers 10

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1. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

2. “Make for yourself two trumpets; of beaten silver you shall make them, and they will be for you for the calling of the congregation, and for breaking the encampments.

3.When they blow with both of them, then all the congregation shall gather themselves to you at the entrance of the tent of meeting.

4.But if they blow with one, then the princes, heads of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves to you.

5.And when you blow an alarm, then the camps encamped eastward shall set out.

6.And when you blow a second alarm, then the camps encamped southward shall set out; they shall blow an alarm for them to set out.

7.But when the Assembly is to assemble you shall blow, but they shall not sound an alarm.

8.And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets, and they shall be for you a statute forever for your generations.

9.And when you go to war in your land against an enemy who is oppressing you, then you shall blow an alarm with the trumpets, and you will be remembered before the Lord your God, and you shall be delivered from your enemies.

10.Also, on a day of your rejoicing, and at your appointed times, and at the beginning of your months, then you shall blow with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the sacrifices of your peace offerings, and they will be a memorial for you before your God; I am the Lord your God.”

11. And 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,

12.and the children of Israel set out from the wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud settled in the wilderness of Paran.

13. And they set out for the first time according to the command of the Lord by the hand of Moses.

14. And the standard of the camp of the children of Judah set out first, according to their hosts, and over its {his?} host was Nahshon ben-Amminadab;

15.then over the host of the tribe of the children of Issachar was Nethaneel ben-Zuar;

16.and over the host of the tribe of Zebulun was Eliab ben-Helon.

17. And the tabernacle was taken down; and the sons of Gershon set out, and the sons of Merari set out bearing the tabernacle.

18. And the standard of the camp of Reuben set out, according to their hosts, and over its host was Elizur ben-Shedeur;

19.and over the host of the tribe of the children of Simeon was Shelumiel ben-Zurishaddai;

20.and over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was Eliasaph ben-Deuel.

21. And the Kohathites set out bearing the sanctuary, and the others set up tabernacle before they arrived.

22. And the standard of the camp of the children of Ephraim set out, according to their hosts, and over its host was Elishama ben-Ammihud;

23.and over the host of the tribe of the children of Manasseh was Gamaliel ben-Pedahzur;

24.and over the host of the tribe of the children of Benjamin was Abidan ben-Gideoni.

25. Then the standard of the camp of the children of Dan set out, according to their hosts, at the rear of all the camps, and over its host was Ahiezer ben-Ammishaddai;

26.and over the host of the tribe of the children of Asher was Pagiel ben-Ocran;

27.and over the host of the tribe of the children of Naphtali was Ahira ben-Enan.

28. This was order of breaking the camps of the children of Israel, according to their hosts when they set out.

29. And Moses said to Hobab, son of Reuel the Midianite, Moses’ father-in-law, “We are setting out for the place of which the Lord said, ‘I will give it to you.’ Come with us, and we will do good to you, for the Lord has spoken of good things concerning Israel.”

30. But he said to him, “I will not go except to my land, and go to my kindred.”

31. And he said, “I pray you, do not leave us, because you have known our encampment in the wilderness, and you would be as eyes for us.

32.And it will come to pass, if you go with us, it will indeed be that whatever goodness the Lord does for us, we will also cause to be done for you.”

33. And they set out from the mount of the Lord three days’ journey, and the ark of the covenant of the Lord journeyed before them three days’ journey, to search out a resting place for them.

34. And the cloud of the Lord was over them by day when they set out from the camp.

35. And whenever the ark set out, then Moses said, “Rise up, O Lord, and let your enemies be scattered; and let those who hate you flee from before you.”

36. And when it rested, he said, “Return, O Lord, to the ten thousand thousands of Israel.”

Numbers 11

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1. And it came to pass that when the people complained among themselves, it was evil in the ears of the Lord, and when the Lord heard it, his anger was kindled, and fire from the Lord burned among them and consumed some in the outer part of the camp.

2. And the people cried out to Moses, and Moses prayed to the Lord and the fire died down.

3. And he called the name of that place Taberah, because fire from the Lord burned among them.

4. And the rabble that was among them had lustful desires, and the children of Israel also turned away and wept, and they said, “Who will give us flesh to eat?

5.We remember the fish that we ate freely in Egypt, the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlic.

6.For now, our soul is dried up; there is nothing at all but the manna for our eyes to look at.

7. (And this manna was like coriander seed, and its appearance like that of bdellium.

8. And the people went about and collected it, and they ground it in mills, or beat it in mortars, and then baked it in a pot and made cakes from it; and its taste was like the taste of fresh oil.

9. And when the dew fell on the camp at night, the manna fell on it.)

10. And Moses heard the people weeping throughout their families, each man at the entrance of his tent; and the anger of the Lord was kindled greatly, and it was evil in Moses’ eyes.

11. And Moses said to the Lord, “Why have you done evil to your servant, and why have I not found favor in your eyes, that you laid the burden of all this {these would be easier}people on me?

12.Did I conceive all this people, or did I bring it forth, that you could say to me, ‘Bear it in your bosom, as one who nourishes bears a nursing child, to the land’ — that you swore to give their fathers,

13.From where do I get flesh to give to all this people? For they weep against me, saying, ‘Give us flesh that we may eat.’

14.I am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.

15.If you will deal with me like this, kill me, I pray, at once, if I have found favor in your eyes, and let me not see my distress.”

16. But the Lord said to Moses, “Gather to me seventy men from the elders of Israel whom you know to be elders of the people and their officers, and bring them to the tent of meeting, that they may present themselves there with you,

17.and I will come down and talk with you there, and I will take some of the Spirit that is on you and put it on them, and they shall bear the burden of the people with you so that you do not bear it alone.

18.And to the people you shall say, ‘Consecrate yourselves for tomorrow, and you shall eat flesh, for you have wept in the ears of the Lord, saying, “Who shall give us flesh to eat? for it was well for us in Egypt.” Therefore, the Lord shall give you flesh to eat.

19.You shall not eat it for one day, neither two days nor five days, neither yet ten days nor twenty days.

20.For a whole month of days, until it comes out of your nostrils, and it becomes nauseating to you, because you have despised Jehovah who is among you, and have wept before him, saying, “Why did we come out of Egypt?” ’ ”

21. And Moses said, “The people whom I am among are six hundred thousand on foot, and you say, ‘I will give them flesh, and they shall eat it for a month of days.’

22.Shall flock and herd be slaughtered for them, or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered for them, to provide for them?”

23. And the Lord said to Moses, “Has the Lord’s hand been shortened? You shall now see whether my word shall come to pass for you or not.”

24. And Moses went out and spoke the word of the Lord to the people, and he gathered seventy men from the elders of the people, and he stood them round about the tent.

25. And the Lord came down in a cloud and spoke to him, and he took some of the Spirit that was on him and put it on the seventy men, the elders, and it came to pass, that when the Spirit rested upon them they prophesied, but they did not do this again.

26. But two men, the name of the first Eldad, and the name of the second Medad, remained in the camp. And the Spirit rested on them, (they were also among those who were recorded), though they did not go out to the tent, and they prophesied by themselves {Hithpael?} in the camp.

27. And a young man ran and told Moses, “Eldad and Medad are prophesying by themselves in the camp.”

28. Then Joshua ben-Nun, Moses’ minister from his youth, answered and said, “My lord Moses, forbid them.”

29. But Moses said to him, “Are you envying for my sake that the Lord would permit whosoever of all the people to be prophets, that the Lord would put His Spirit on them?”

30. And Moses went into the camp, he, and the elders of Israel.

31. And a wind went forth from the Lord and brought quails from the sea, and it left them by the camp, a day’s journey this side and a day’s journey that side, round about the camp and two cubits deep on the surface of the ground.

32. And the people rose up all that day, and all the night, and all the next day, and they gathered the quail. The least anyone gathered was ten homers, and they spread them out for themselves round about the camp.

33. The flesh was still between their teeth, not yet chewed, when the anger of the Lord was kindled against the people, and the Lord struck down the people with a very grievous plague.

34. And he called the name of that place Kibroth-hattaavah, because they buried the people that lusted there.

35. The people journeyed from Kibroth-hattaavah to Hazeroth; and they were at Hazeroth.

Numbers 12

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1. And Miriam spoke with Aaron against Moses on account of the Cushite woman whom he had taken, for he had taken a Cushite woman.

2. And they said, “Has the Lord indeed only spoken to Moses? Has He not spoken to us also?” And the Lord heard it.

3. (Now the man Moses was very meek, more than any man that was on the face of the earth.)

4. And the Lord spoke suddenly to Moses, and to Aaron, and to Miriam, “Come out, the three of you, to the tent of meeting.” And the three of them came.

5. And the Lord came down in a pillar of cloud, and it stood at the entrance of the tent, and he called Aaron and Miriam, and they both came forward.

6. And He said, “Hear now my words. If there be a prophet among you, I, Jehovah, will make myself known to him in a vision; I will speak with him in a dream.

7.Not so with my servant Moses, who is faithful in all my house.

8.Mouth to mouth do I speak with him, and visibly {clearly?}, and not with riddles, and he beholds the likeness of the Lord. Then, why were you not afraid to speak against my servant, against Moses?”

9. And the anger of the Lord was kindled against them, and He went.

10. And the cloud departed from over the tent, and, behold, Miriam became leprous, like snow, and Aaron turned to Miriam, and behold, she was leprous.

11. And Aaron said to Moses, “Oh, my lord, do not, I beg you, lay upon us the sin that we foolishly committed, and in which we have sinned.

12.Oh, let her not be as one dead when they come out their mother’s womb whose flesh is half eaten up.”

13. And Moses cried out to Jehovah, saying, “O God, I beg you, heal her now!”

14. But Jehovah said to Moses, “Had her father but spit in her face, would she not be ashamed seven days? She shall be shut up seven days outside of the camp. After that, she can be brought in.”

15. And Miriam was shut up outside of the camp seven days, and the people did not journey until Miriam was brought in.

16. And afterward the people journeyed from Hazeroth, and they encamped in the wilderness of Paran.

Numbers 13

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1. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

2. “Send out for yourself men who will search out the land of Canaan which I am giving to the children of Israel; you shall send one man, each man from a tribe of his fathers, each a prince among them.”

3. And Moses sent them from the wilderness of Paran according to the word of the Lord; all of them were princes, chiefs of the children of Israel.

4. And these were their names: from the tribe of Reuben, Shammua ben-Zaccur;

5.from the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat ben-Hori;

6.from the tribe of Judah, Caleb ben-Jephunneh;

7.from the tribe of Issachar, Igal ben-Joseph;

8.from the tribe of Ephraim, Hosea ben-Nun;

9.from the tribe of Benjamin, Palti ben-Raphu;

10.from the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel ben-Sodi;

11.from the tribe of Joseph, (the tribe of Manasseh), Gaddi ben-Susi;

12.from the tribe of Dan, Ammiel ben-Gemalli;

13.from the tribe of Asher, Sethur ben-Michael;

14.from the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi ben-Vopshi;

15.from the tribe of Gad, Geuel ben-Machi.

16. These are the names of the men that Moses sent to search out the land. But Moses called Hosea ben-Nun, Joshua.

17. And Moses sent them to search out the land of Canaan, and he said to them, “Go up this way through the Negev, and go on up to the hill country,

18.and observe how the land is, and whether the people who dwell on it are strong or weak, whether few or many,

19.and what the land that they dwell in is like, whether good or bad, and in what manner of cities they dwell, whether in encampments or in strongholds,

20.and what the land is, whether it is fat or lean, whether there are trees in it, or not. And strengthen yourselves and bring some of the fruit of the land.” (Now the season was the time for the firstfruit of the grapes.)

21. And they went up and searched out the land from the wilderness of Zin as far as the plain at the approach to Hamath.

22. And they went up through the Negev and came to Hebron, and Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the sons of Anak, were there. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.)

23. And they came to the valley of Eshcol, and from there they cut down a branch with one bunch of grapes, and they bore it on a carrying pole between two, and some of the pomegranates, and some of the figs.

24. That place was called the valley of Eshcol, on account of the bunch of grapes from there that the sons of Israel cut down.

25. And they returned from searching the land at the end of forty days.

26. And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel in the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh, and they brought back word to them, and all the congregation, and they showed them the fruit of the land.

27. And they told him, and said, “We came to the land where you sent us, and yes, it flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.

28.However, the people who dwell in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified and very great, and we also saw the sons of Anak there.

29.Amalek dwells in the land of the Negev; and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the hill country, and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the side of the Jordan.”

30. Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses, and he said, “Let us go up at once and possess it, for we are well able to do it.”

31. But the men who went up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than us.”

32. And they brought an evil report of the land that they had searched out to the children of Israel, saying, “The land that we passed through to search it out is a land that consumes its inhabitants, and all the people that we saw throughout it are men of great stature.

33. We also saw the giants there, sons of Anak of the giants, and we were as grasshoppers in our eyes, and so we were in their eyes.”

Numbers 14

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1. Then all the congregation lifted up and joined their voices, and the people wept throughout that night.

2.And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, and then the whole congregation said to them, “If only we had died in the land of Egypt, or that we had died in this wilderness!

3.For why has Jehovah brought us to this land to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become a prey. Would it not be better for us to return to Egypt?”

4. And they said, each one to his brother, “Let us appoint a leader, and let us return to Egypt.”

5. Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before the whole Assembly of the congregation of the children of Israel.

6. But Joshua ben-Nun and Caleb ben-Jephunneh, who were among those who spied out the land, rent their garments,

7.and they said to all the congregation of the sons of Israel, “The land which we went to spy out is an extraordinarily good land!

8.If Jehovah is pleased with us, He will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land that flows with milk and honey!

9.Only, do not rebel against Jehovah, so that you are afraid of the people of the land, for they are bread for us! Their protection is departed from them, and Jehovah is with us! Don’t be afraid!”

10. Then all the congregation said to stone them with stones. But the glory of Jehovah appeared in the tabernacle of meeting to all the children of Israel

11. And Jehovah said to Moses, “How long will this people spurn me? And how long will they not have faith in me, for all the signs that I have performed in their midst?

12.I will strike them with a plague and disinherit them, and I will make you into a great nation, and mightier than them.”

13. And Moses said to Jehovah, “But the Egyptians will hear. For by your power you brought this people up from their midst,

14.and they will tell the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that you, Jehovah, are in the midst of this people, that you, Jehovah, are seen eye to eye, 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.

15.But should you kill this people as one man, then the nations that have heard of your fame will report, saying,

16.‘Because Jehovah was not able to bring this people to the land that he swore to them, therefore He slaughtered them in the wilderness.’

17.I pray then, let the power of my Lord now be great, as you spoke, saying,

18.‘Jehovah! Slow to anger, and abundant in mercy, forgiving iniquity and transgression, and who by no means will leave the wicked unpunished, visiting the iniquity of fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations.’ {Ex. 34:6-7}

19.Forgive {Pardon? salach}, I pray you, the iniquity of this people according to the greatness of your mercy, and as you have forgiven {nasa} this people from Egypt even until now.”

20. And Jehovah said, “I have forgiven in accordance with your word,

21.but even so, as I live, and as the whole earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord,

22.truly, all the men who saw my glory, and my signs that I did in Egypt, and in the wilderness, and tested me these ten times, and have not heeded my voice,

23.they will never see the land that I swore to their fathers, neither shall any who spurned me see it.

24.But, my servant Caleb, because he had a different spirit with him, and fully followed me, then I will bring him into the land that he went into, and his seed shall possess it.

25.Now, the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwell in the valley. Tomorrow, turn, and take yourselves into the wilderness, by the way of the Red Sea.”

26. Then the Lord spoke to Moses, and to Aaron, saying,

27. “How long will I bear from this evil congregation what they are murmuring against me? The murmurings of Israel that they murmur against me I have heard.

28.Say to them, ‘As I live, says Jehovah, if it will not be that just as you spoke in my ears, so will I do to you.

29.Your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness, yea, all who were numbered, your whole number, from twenty years old and above who have murmured against me.

30.As if any of you shall come into the land for which I raised my hand to establish you in it, except Caleb ben-Jephunneh, and Joshua ben-Nun.

31.But your little ones whom you said would be a prey, even them shall I bring in, and they will know the land which you rejected.

32.But as for you, your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness.

33.And your children shall tend flocks in the wilderness forty years, and bear your whoredoms, until the last of your carcasses drops in the wilderness.

34.By the number of the days that you searched out the land, forty days, a day for a year, a day for a year, shall you bear your iniquities forty years, and you will know my enmity.

35.I, Jehovah, have spoken; on my life I will do this to all this evil congregation that are gathered against me in this wilderness; they shall come to an utter end, and there they shall die.’”

36. And the men whom Moses sent to spy out the land returned and made all the congregation murmur against him by bringing an evil report concerning [slander against] the land,

37.those men that brought an evil report of the land died by the plague before the Lord.

38. But Joshua ben-Nun, and Caleb ben-Jephunneh, of those men who went to search out the land lived.

39. And Moses told these things to all the children of Israel, and the people mourned greatly.

40. And they arose early in the morning {1Sa 1:19} and went up to the top of the mountain, saying, “Behold, we are here, and we will go up to the place that Jehovah said, for we have sinned.”

41. But Moses said, “Why do this? You are transgressing the word of the Lord; and it will not succeed.

42.Do not go up because Jehovah is not in your midst, that you be not struck down before your enemies.

43.For the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before you, and you shall fall by the sword because you have turned back from following Jehovah, and Jehovah will not be with you.”

44. But they presumed to go up to the top of the mountain, but the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and Moses, did not depart from the midst of the camp.

45. And the Amalekites came down, with the Canaanites who dwelt in that mountain, and they struck them down, and destroyed them as far as Hormah.

Numbers 15

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1. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

2. “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, ‘When you come into the land that you shall inhabit, which I am giving to you,

3.and you make an offering by fire to the Lord, a burnt offering, or a sacrifice to fulfil a vow {v8, Lev. 22:21}, or a freewill offering, or at your appointed times, to make a placating aroma to Jehovah, whether from the herd or the flock,

4.then he who brings his offering to the Lord shall bring a grain offering of a tenth-part of fine flour mixed with a fourth-part of a hin of oil,

5.and a fourth-part of a hin of wine for the drink offering; you shall do this for each lamb of the burnt offering or sacrifice.

6.Or, for a ram you shall make a grain offering of two tenth-parts of fine flour mixed with a third-part of a hin of oil.

7.And for the drink offering you shall offer a third-part of a hin of wine, a placating aroma to the Lord.

8.And when you prepare a young bullock as a burnt offering, or for a sacrifice to fulfil a vow or of peace offerings to the Lord,

9.then he shall offer with the young bullock a grain offering of three tenth-parts of fine flour mixed with half a hin of oil.

10.And you shall offer as a drink offering half a hin of wine as an offering made by fire, a placating aroma to the Lord.

11.In this manner shall it be done for one ox, or for one ram, or for a lamb of the sheep, or of the kids.

12.According to the number that you prepare, so shall you do for each one of their number.

13.All the native born shall do these things in this manner to offer an offering made by fire, a placating aroma to the Lord.

14.And if a stranger sojourning with you, or whoever is among you throughout your generations, would make an offering made by fire, a placating aroma to the Lord, just as you do, so shall he do.

15.In the Assembly, there shall be one ordinance for you and for the foreigner who dwells among you, an ordinance forever throughout your generations; as you are, so will the foreigner be before Jehovah.

16.There shall be one law and one custom for you and for the foreigner who dwells with you.

17. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

18.“Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, ‘When you come into the land where I am bringing you,

19.then it shall be that when you are eating of the food of the land you shall take a portion to the Lord.

20.You shall offer a cake from the first of your dough as a portion; like the portion from the threshing-floor, so shall you excise it.

21.From the first of your dough, you shall give a portion to the Lord throughout your generations.”

22. “And if you have erred and not kept any of these commandments that the Lord has spoken to Moses,

23.any that the Lord commanded you by the hand of Moses, from the day that the Lord commanded him, and onward throughout your generations,

24.then it shall be, if it was committed ignorantly without the awareness of the congregation, that the whole congregation shall offer one young bullock for a burnt offering, a placating aroma to the Lord, with its grain offering, and its drink offering, according to the ordinance, then one male from the goats for a sin offering.

25.And the priest shall make an atonement for all the congregation of the children of Israel, and it shall be forgiven them, for it was ignorance, and they shall bring their offering made by fire to the Lord, and their sin offering before the Lord for their ignorance.

26.And it shall be forgiven for all the congregation of the children of Israel, and for the stranger who sojourns in their midst, because all the people were in ignorance.”

27. “And if one soul sins ignorantly, then he shall bring a year old she goat for a sin offering.

28.and the priest shall make atonement before the Lord for the soul who sinned ignorantly when he has sinned ignorantly, making atonement for him, and it shall be forgiven him.

29.There shall be one law for you concerning him who commits sin ignorantly, both for the native-born children of Israel, and for the stranger who sojourns in your midst.

30.But the soul who acts defiantly, whether born in the land or a foreigner, he is reviling Jehovah, and that soul shall be cut off from among his people.

31.Because he has despised the word of the Lord and broken my commandment, that soul shall be surely be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.”

32. And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man gathering wood on the sabbath day.

33. And those who found him gathering wood brought him to Moses, and to Aaron, and to the whole congregation.

34. And they put him in custody, because what should be done to him it had not been declared.

35. And the Lord said to Moses, “The man shall surely be put to death; all the congregation shall stone him with stones outside of the camp.”

36. Then all the congregation brought him outside of the camp, and they stoned him with stones, and he died as the Lord had commanded Moses.

37. And the Lord said to Moses, saying,

38. “Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them that they shall make for themselves tassels on the edges of their garments throughout their generations, and on the tassels at the edges they shall put a blue ribbon. {or maybe, and they shall put the tassels on the edges with blue thread}

39.And it shall be for you a tassel that you will look at, and remember all the commandments of the Lord and do them, and that you do not seek after your own heart, and after your eyes which you go whoring after,

40.so that you shall remember, and do all my commandments, and be holy to your God.

41.I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, to be your God; I am Jehovah your God.”

Numbers 16

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1.Now, Korah the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, and On the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took

2.men of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty leaders of the congregation, chosen men of the Assembly, men of reputation, and they rose up before Moses.

3. And they assembled against Moses and against Aaron, and they said to them, “You take too much on yourselves! For the whole congregation is holy — all of them — and Jehovah is in their midst! Why then do you exalt yourselves above the Assembly of Jehovah?”

4. And when Moses heard this, he fell on his face.

5. Then he spoke to Korah and to all his congregation, saying, “In the morning, Jehovah will show who is His, and who is holy, and He will cause him to draw near to Him. And He will cause the one He has chosen for Himself to draw near Him.

6.Do this. Take censers for yourselves, Korah and all his congregation,

7.and put fire in them, and lay incense on them before Jehovah tomorrow. And it will be that the one whom Jehovah chooses, he is holy. You take too much on yourselves, you sons of Levi!”

8. And Moses said to Korah, “Hear me now, you sons of Levi!

9.Is it a small thing to you that the God of Israel has separated you from the congregation of Israel to bring you near to Him to do the work of the tabernacle of Jehovah and to stand before the congregation to serve them?

10.He has brought you, Korah, near, and all your brothers, the sons of Levi, with you, and you are after the priesthood as well?

11.That is why you and your congregation have assembled yourselves against Jehovah! As for Aaron, what is he, that you murmur against him?”

12. And Moses sent to call for Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, but they said, “We will not come up.

13.Is it a small thing that you brought us out of a land flowing with milk and honey to kill us in the wilderness, that you had to appoint yourself ruler over us? Yea, you have made yourself a prince.

14.Indeed, you have not brought us to a land flowing with milk and honey, or given an inheritance of the field and vineyard to us. Will you put out the eyes of those men? We will not come up.”

15. Then Moses was very angry, and said to the Jehovah, “Have no respect for their offering. Not one donkey have I taken from them. And neither have I injured one of them.”

16. And Moses said to Korah, “You, and all your congregation, be before Jehovah tomorrow, you, and them, and Aaron.

17.And each man bring his fire-pan, and put incense on them, and bring them before Jehovah, each man with his fire-pan, two hundred and fifty fire-pans; you also, and Aaron, each with his fire-pan.”

18. So each man brought his fire-pan and put fire on them, and placed incense on them, and they stood at the entrance to the tent of meeting with Moses and Aaron.

19. And Korah assembled all the congregation against them at the entrance of the tent of meeting, and the glory of the Lord appeared to the whole congregation.

20. And Jehovah spoke to Moses, and to Aaron, saying,

21. “Separate yourselves from among this congregation, and let me consume them in a moment.” {cmp. v45}

22.But they fell on their faces, and they said, “O God, God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and you be angry with the whole congregation?”

23. And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

24. “Speak to the congregation, saying, ‘Get up from about the dwelling of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.’”

25. And Moses arose and went to Dathan and Abiram, and the elders of Israel followed him.

26. And he spoke to the congregation, saying, “Get away, I pray you, from the tents of these wicked men, and touch nothing that is theirs lest you are swept away with all their sins.”

27. And they got up away from round about the dwelling of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, and Dathan and Abiram came out and stood at the entrance to their tents, with their sons and their little ones.

28. And Moses said, “By this shall you know that Jehovah sent me to do all these works, for they are not of my desire.

29.If these die a death like all men, or the fate of all men comes upon them, Jehovah has not sent me.

30.But if Jehovah creates a new thing, and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them, and all who are for them, and they go down alive to Sheol, then you shall know that these men provoked the Lord.”

31. And it came to pass as he finished speaking all these words, that the ground that was under them burst open.

32. And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, and all their households, and all the men that were for Korah, with all their goods.

33. And they, and all who were for them, went down to Sheol and the earth closed on them, and they were destroyed from among the Assembly.

34. And all Israel who were round about them fled at their cry for they said, “Lest the earth swallow us up.”

35. And fire came out from Jehovah, and He consumed the two hundred and fifty men who were offering incense.

36. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

37. “Speak to Eleazar, son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the fire-pans from the burning and scatter the coals abroad for they have become holy,

38.the fire-pans these sinners against their souls, and make them into beaten plates [to be] a covering for the altar, for they offered them before the Lord; therefore they are holy, and they will be a sign to the children of Israel.”

39. And Eleazar the priest took the bronze fire-pans that those who were burned up had offered, and they beat them into a covering for the altar,

40.as a memorial to the sons of Israel concerning the strange man who is not of the seed of Aaron, that he not come near to offer incense before Jehovah, and it not happen to him, as [it did] Korah and his congregation, as the Lord spoke by the hand of Moses.

41. But the next day all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses, and against Aaron, saying, “You have killed the people of the Lord.”

42. And it came to pass, when the congregation had assembled against Moses, and against Aaron, before the tent of meeting, that, behold, the cloud covered [it], and the glory of the Lord appeared.

43. And Moses, with Aaron, went to the front of the tent of meeting.

44. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

45. “Get up from among this congregation, and I will consume them in a moment. And they fell on their faces.” {cmp. v21}

46. And Moses said to Aaron, “Take a fire-pan, and put fire from the altar on it, and place incense [on it], and go quickly to the congregation and make atonement for them, for wrath {1:53} has gone out from Jehovah; the plague is beginning.”

47. And Aaron took [it] as Moses said, and he ran into the midst of the congregation, and behold, the plague had begun among the people. And he put on the incense and made atonement for the people.

48. And he stood between the dead and the living, and the plague was restrained.

49. And they that died in the plague were fourteen thousand seven hundred, besides those who died in the matter of Korah.

50. And Aaron returned to Moses at the entrance of the tent of meeting, for the plague had stopped.

Numbers 17

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1. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

2. “Speak to the children of Israel, and take a rod from them, a rod for the house of [his] father from all of the princes, twelve rods according to the house of their fathers. Write each man’s name on his rod.

3.And you shall write Aaron’s name on a rod for Levi, that there be one rod for the head of the house of their fathers.

4.And you shall put them at the entrance to the tent of meeting before the testimony where I meet with you.

5.And it shall come to pass that the rod of the man whom I choose shall bud, and I will cause the murmurings of the children of Israel which they murmur about you to cease from me.”

6. And Moses spoke to the children of Israel, and all of their princes gave him a rod, for each prince a rod, twelve rods from each prince according to the house of their fathers, and Aaron’s rod was among their rods.

7. And Moses set the rods down before Jehovah in the tent of the testimony.

8. And it came to pass on the next day that Moses went into the tent of the testimony, and behold, Aaron’s rod for the house of Levi had budded, even sprouted buds and produced blossoms, and it had yielded almonds.

9. And Moses brought out all the rods from before Jehovah to all the children of Israel, and they looked, and each man took his staff.

10. And Jehovah said to Moses, “Put Aaron’s rod back before the testimony to keep as a sign for the rebellious children, and it shall end their murmurings against me, and they not be killed.”

11. And Moses did so; as Jehovah commanded him, so he did.

12. But the children of Israel spoke to Moses, saying, “Behold, we perish! We shall be destroyed. All of us! We shall be destroyed.

13.All who come anywhere near the tabernacle of the Lord shall die. Are we to perish completely?”

Numbers 18

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1. And the Lord said to Aaron, “You, and your sons, and your father’s house with you shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary, and you, and your sons with you, shall bear the iniquity of your priesthood.

2.And also, bring your brethren of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of your father, near to you, that they may be joined to you and attend to you, but you, and your sons with you shall be before the tent of the testimony.

3.And they shall keep your charge, and the charge of the whole tent, but they shall not come near to the holy vessels, or to the altar, that neither they, nor you die.

4.But they shall be joined to you and keep the charge of the tent of meeting concerning all the service of the tent, but a stranger shall not come near to you.

5.And you shall keep the charge of the holy things, and the charge of the altar, that there will no longer be wrath against the children of Israel.

6.And I, behold, I have taken your brethren the Levites from among the children of Israel; they are given to you as a gift to the Lord, to perform the labor of the tent of meeting.

7.But you, and your sons with you, shall maintain your priesthood for all that concerns the altar, and that is within the veil, and you shall perform the labor of your priesthood that I have given you as a gift, and the stranger that comes near shall be put to death.”

8. The Lord also said to Aaron, “And I, behold, I have given you the charge of my portion of all the holy things of the children of Israel; they are given to you, and to your sons, as a consecrated portion by statute forever.

9.This shall be yours of the most holy things from those offered by fire of all their offerings, of all their grain offerings, and of all their sin offerings, and of all their guilt offerings that they render to me; it shall be most holy to you, and to your sons.

10.You shall eat it in the most holy place. Every male may eat it; it is holy to you.

11.This also is yours; the exsect offering of their gift, {only use of this word in Ex/Lev/Num/Dt} even all the wave offerings of the children of Israel. I have given them to you, and to your sons and to your daughters with you by statute forever; everyone who is clean among your household may eat it.

12.All the best of the oil, and all the best of wine, and the firstfruits of their grain which they give to the Lord I have given to you.

13.The firstfruits of all that is in their land, which they bring to the Lord shall be yours; everyone who is clean among your household may eat it.

14.Every devoted thing in Israel shall be yours.

15.Everything that opens the womb of any flesh that they bring to the Lord, whether of man or of beast shall be yours, only you must redeem the firstborn of man, and the firstborn of an unclean beast you shall redeem.

16.And it shall be redeemed when one month old; you shall redeem according to your valuation of five silver shekels, according to the shekel of the sanctuary, which is twenty gerahs.

17.But the firstborn of a cow or the firstborn of a sheep or the firstborn of a goat you shall not redeem; they are holy. You shall sprinkle their blood on the altar, and you shall burn their fat as an offering made by fire, a placating aroma to the Lord.

18.And their flesh shall be yours as the breast of the wave offering and the right shoulder is yours.

19.All the exsect offerings of the holy things that the children of Israel offer to the Lord I have given to you, and to your sons and daughters with you, by statute forever; it is a covenant of salt to you and to your seed with you forever, before Jehovah.”

20. And the Lord said to Aaron, “You shall not inherit in their land, nor shall there be a portion for you in their midst. I am your portion and your inheritance among the children of Israel.

21.And, behold, to the children of Levi I have given all the tithe in Israel for an inheritance for their service that they perform, the service of the tent of meeting.

22.And the children of Israel must no longer draw near to the tent of meeting to bear sin for death.

23.But the Levites shall perform the service of the tent of meeting, and they shall bear their iniquity. It is a statute forever throughout your generations that among the children of Israel they shall receive no inheritance.

24.But the tithe of the children of Israel that they present to the Lord as an offering {???} I have given to the Levites as an inheritance. Therefore, I say to them, ‘Among the children of Israel, they shall receive no inheritance.’ “

25. And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

26. “Speak also to the Levites, and say to them, ‘When you take the tithe from the children of Israel that I have given to you from them as your inheritance, then you shall offer a portion from it to the Lord, a tenth part from the tithe.

27.And your portion shall be reckoned to you as grain from the threshing-floor, and as the fulness of the winepress.

28.In such manner, you shall also offer to the Lord from all your tithes that you receive from the children of Israel, and you shall give the Lord’s portion from it to Aaron the priest.

29.From all your gifts, every portion for the Lord shall be from its choicest part, with its consecrated portion.’

30.And you shall say to them, ‘When you have offered its choicest part, then it shall be reckoned to the Levites as increase of the threshing-floor, and as the product of the winepress.

31.And you shall eat it in every place, you, and your household. It is your reward for your service in the tent of meeting.

32.And you shall not bear sin on account of it when you offer the choicest part of it. But you shall not profane the holy things of the children of Israel or you shall die.’ ”

Numbers 19

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1. And the Lord spoke to Moses and to Aaron, saying,

2. “This is a statute of the law which the Lord commands, saying, ‘Speak to the children of Israel, that they bring to you a red heifer without defect, in which is no blemish, and on which a yoke has never been placed.

3.And you shall give it to Eleazar the priest, and he shall take it outside the camp, and one shall slaughter it before him.

4.And Eleazar the priest shall take some of her blood with his finger and sprinkle of her blood at the front of the tent of meeting seven times.

5.And one shall burn up the heifer in his sight. Her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung shall he burn up.

6.And the priest shall take cedar wood, and hyssop, and bright scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning heifer.

7.Then the priest shall wash his garments and bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he may come into the camp, but the priest will be unclean until evening.

8.And he who burned her up shall wash his clothes in water and bathe his flesh in water and shall be unclean until evening.

9.And a man who is clean shall gather the ash of the heifer and put them outside the camp in a clean place, and it shall be kept for the water of separation for the congregation of the children of Israel; it is for purification from sin.

10.And he who gathers the ash of the heifer shall wash his clothes and shall be unclean until evening. And this shall be a statute forever for the children of Israel, and for the stranger who sojourns among them.

11.He who touches the dead body of any man shall also be unclean seven days.

12.He shall purify himself with it on the third day and on the seventh day shall be clean, but if he does not purify himself on the third day, then on the seventh day he shall not be clean.

13.Whoever touches the dead body of a man who has died and does not purify himself defiles the tabernacle of the Lord, and that soul shall be cut off from Israel, for the water of separation was not sprinkled on him. He shall be unclean; his uncleanness is still upon him.

14.This is the law for a man when he dies in a tent. Everyone who comes into the tent, and everything that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days.

15.And every open vessel that has no covering bound {???} on it, is unclean.

16.And whoever touches one who was slain with a sword in the open field, or a dead body, or a man’s bone, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.

17.And for an unclean person they shall take some of the ash of the burnt heifer for purification from sin, and he shall put running water on it in a vessel.

18.Then a clean person shall take hyssop and dip it in water, and he shall sprinkle it on the tent, and on all the vessels, and on the people who were there, and on him who touched the bone, or dead body, or the grave.

19.And the clean person shall sprinkle it on the unclean person on the third day, and on the seventh day, and on the seventh day he shall purify himself, and he shall wash his clothes and bathe in water, and he shall be clean at evening.

20.But a man who is defiled and does not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from the midst of the Assembly because he defiled the sanctuary of the Lord. The water of separation was not sprinkled on him; he is unclean.

21.And it shall be a statute for them forever. {Check Lev. 16:29,34; Ex: 29:9; Num 10:8 some inconsistency} And he that sprinkles the water of separation shall wash his clothes, and he who touches the water of separation shall be unclean until evening.

22.And whatever the unclean person touches shall be unclean, and the soul who touches it shall be unclean until evening.

Numbers 20

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1. And the children of Israel, the whole congregation, entered the wilderness of Zin in the first month, and the people dwelt at Kadesh. And Miriam died there and was buried there.

2. And there was no water for the congregation, and the assembled against Moses and against Aaron.

3. And the people contended with Moses and spoke, saying, “If only we had perished when our brothers died before the Lord.

4.For why have you brought the congregation of the Lord into this wilderness to die here, we and our beasts?

5.And why did you make us come up out of Egypt, to bring us to this evil place, a place without seed, and fig, and vine, and pomegranate? And there is no water to drink.”

6. And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the Assembly to the entrance of the tent of meeting and fell on their faces, and the glory of the Lord appeared to them.

7. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

8. “Take the rod, and summon the congregation, you, and Aaron your brother, and before their eyes you shall speak to the rock that it give its water, and you shall bring forth water for them from the rock and give drink to the congregation, and to their beasts.”

9. And Moses took the rod from before Jehovah, as He had commanded him.

10. Then Moses and Aaron assembled the Assembly before the rock, and he said to them, “Hear now, rebels. Must we bring forth water for you from this rock?”

11. And Moses lifted his hand, and he struck the rock with his rod twice, and water came forth abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts.

12. Then Jehovah said to Moses, and to Aaron, “Because you did not believe in me to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore, you shall not bring this congregation into the land that I am giving to them.”

13. Those are the waters of Strife, because the children of Israel strove with the Lord, and He was sanctified in them.

14. And from Kadesh, Moses sent messengers to the king of Edom, “Thus says your brother Israel, ‘You know all the hardship that has come upon us,

15.that our fathers went down to Egypt, and we dwelt in Egypt many days, and the Egyptians treated us, and our fathers, harshly.

16.And we cried out to Jehovah, and He heard our voice and sent an angel, and he brought us out from Egypt, and behold, we are at Kadesh, a city on the edge of your territory.

17.Let us pass by, I pray, through your country. We will not pass through field or through vineyard, nor will we drink water from a well. We will travel on the King’s Highway. We will not turn right or left until we have passed through your territory.’”

18. But Edom said to him, “You shall not pass through me, lest I come out to meet you with the sword.”

19. And the children of Israel said to him, “We will go up by the highway, and if I, or my cattle, drink your water then I will pay its price, only this one thing, let me pass through on my feet.”

20. But he said, “You shall not pass through.” And Edom came out to meet him with many people, and with a strong hand.

21. Thus Edom refused to give Israel passage through his territory, and Israel turned away from before him.

22. And the children of Israel, the whole congregation, set out from Kadesh, and they came to mount Hor.

23. And Jehovah spoke to Moses, and to Aaron at mount Hor on the border of the land of Edom, saying,

24. “Aaron shall be gathered to his people, for he shall not enter into the land that I have given to the children of Israel, because you rebelled against my command at the waters of Strife.

25.Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up mount Hor.

26.And strip Aaron of his garments, and out them on Eleazar his son. Then Aaron shall be gathered and die there.”

27. And Moses did as Jehovah commanded, and they went up to mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.

28. And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments and put them on Eleazar his son. And Aaron died there on the top of the mount. Then Moses came down, with Eleazar, from the mount.

29. And all the congregation saw that Aaron had died, and all the house of Israel wept for Aaron thirty days.

Numbers 21

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1. And the Cananite King Arad, who dwelt in the Negev, heard that Israel was coming by the way of Atharim, and they fought against Israel and took some of them captive.

2. Then Israel vowed a vow to the Lord and said, “If you will at all give this people into my hand, then I will devote their cities to destruction.”

3. And the Lord listened to the voice of Israel, and He delivered the Canaanite, and he devoted them, and their cities, to destruction and named that place Hormah.

4. Then they set out from mount Hor by the way of the Red Sea to go around the land of Edom, and the soul of the people became impatient on the way.

5. And the people spoke against God, and against Moses, “Why have you brought us up from Egypt to die in the wilderness? For there is no bread, and there is no water, and out soul loathes this light bread.”

6. And the Lord sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people and many of the people of Israel died.

7. Then the people came to Moses, and they said, “We have sinned, for we spoke against the Lord, and against you. Pray to the Lord that He will take the serpents away.” So Moses prayed for the people.

8. And Jehovah said to Moses, “Make you a fiery serpent and set it on a pole, and it shall be that anyone who is bitten and looks at it shall live.

9. And Moses made a bronze serpent and set it on the pole, and it came to pass that if a serpent bit a man and he looked at the brass serpent, then he lived.

10. And the children of Israel set out and encamped at Oboth.

11. And they set out from Oboth and encamped at Ijea-haabarim in the wilderness that is before Moab, toward the sunrise.

12. From there, they set out and encamped in the valley of Zared.

13. From there they set out and encamped on the other side of Arnon, which is in the wilderness, coming out at the border of the Amorites, for Arnon is the border of Moab between Moab and the Amorites.

14. (Therefore, it is said in the book of the wars of Jehovah, “Wahev in the Red Sea, and the valleys of Arnon,

15.and the stream of the valleys that stretch down to the dwelling of Ar, and that slopes to the border of Moab.”)

16. And from there on to Beer; it is the well where the Lord spoke to Moses, “Gather the people, and I will give them water.”

17. Then Israel sang this song, “Spring up, O well, sing to it.

18. The princes dug the well, nobles of the people dug it, by the decree with their staffs.” {???} And from the wilderness to Mattanah.

19. And from Mattanah to Nahaliel, and from Nahaliel to Bamoth.

20. And from Bamoth, the valley that is in the country of Moab, to the head of Pisgah, and looked down over the Jeshimon.

21. And Israel sent messengers to Sihon, king of the Amorites, saying,

22. “Let me pass through your land. We will not turn into field nor into vineyard; we will not drink water from a well as we travel on the King’s Highway, until we have passed through your territory.”

23. But Sihon would not allow Israel to pass through his territory, and Sihon gathered all his people and went out to confront Israel in the wilderness. And he came to Jahaz and fought against Israel.

24. And Israel struck him with the edge of the sword and took possession of his land from Arnon to Jabbok, to the children of Ammon, for the border of the children of Ammon was strong.

25. And Israel took all these cities, and Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all its villages.

26. For Heshbon was the city of Sihon, king of the Amorites, and he had fought against the former king of Moab and taken all his land to Arnon out of his hand.

27. Because of this, they who make proverbs say, “Come to Heshbon. Let the city of Sihon be built and established.

28.For a fire went out from Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon. It consumed Ar of Moab, and the lords of the heights of Arnon.

29.Woe to you, Moab! You are destroyed, O people of Chemosh. He has given his escaped sons, and his daughters, into captivity to Sihon, king of the Amorites.

30.And we have shot at them. Heshbon, unto Dibon, has perished, and we have made them desolate as far as Nophah which goes on to Medeba.”

31. And Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorite.

32. Then Moses sent to spy out Jazer, and they captured its villages and dispossessed the Amorites who were there.

33. And they turned and went up by the way of Bashan, and Og, the king of Bashan, came out against them, he and his people, to the battle at Edrei.

34. And the Lord said to Moses, “Do not be afraid of him for I have given him into your hand, and all his people, and his land, and you shall do to him just as you did to Sihon, king of the Amorites who dwelt in Heshbon.

35. And they struck him, and his sons, and all his people, until none remained to him alive, and they possessed his land.

Numbers 22

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1. And the children of Israel set out and encamped in the plains of Moab on this side of Jordan opposite Jericho.

2. And Balak, son of Zippor, saw all that Israel had done to the Amorites.

3. And Moab was very afraid of the people, for they were many, and Moab was in great dread of the children of Israel.

4. And Moab said to the elders of Midian, “This company shall now lick up everything around us, as the ox licks up the grass of the field.” Now Balak, son of Zippur, was king of Moab at that time.

5. And he sent messengers to Balaam, son of Beor, at Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the children of his people, to call him by saying, “Behold, a people has come out of Egypt. Behold, they cover the face of the earth and are abiding over against me. {changed to third person plural when referring to the people}

6.So, come now, I pray you. Curse this people for me, for they are mightier than I. Perhaps I will be able to strike them down and drive them out of the land, for I know that whom you bless is blessed, and whom you curse is cursed.”

7. Then the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian went with the rewards of divination in their hand, and they came to Balaam and spoke Balak’s words to him.

8. And he said to them, “Stay here tonight, and I will bring you a word as the Lord speaks to me.” And the princes of Moab remained with Balaam.

9. And God came to Balaam and said, “Who are these men with you?”

10. And Balaam said to God, “Balak, son of Zippor, king of Moab, has sent to me, saying,

11.‘Behold, the people who came out of Egypt and cover the face of the land: come, curse them for me now. Perhaps I will be able to fight against them and drive them out.’ ”

12. And God said to Balaam, “You shall not go with them. You shall not curse the people for they are blessed.”

13. And Balaam arose in the morning, and he said to the princes of Balak, “Go to your land for the Lord refuses to allow me to go with you.”

14. And the princes of Moab rose and went to Balak, and they said, “Balaam refused to come with us.”

15. But Balak yet again sent princes, more numerous and nobler than these.

16. And they came to Balaam and said to him, “Thus says Balak, son of Zippor, ‘Let nothing, I pray, restrain you from coming to me.

17.For I will truly honor you greatly, and I will do everything that you say to me. Come, I pray, curse this people for me.”

18. And Balaam answered and said to the servants of Balak, “If Balak gave me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond the word of the Lord my God to do less or more.

19.Yet, you also stay now, I pray you, in this place tonight, and I will know what more the Lord might say with me.”

20. And God came to Balaam at night, and He said to him, “If the men come to call you, rise up. Go with them. But nevertheless, the word that I shall speak to you, that shall you do.”

21. And Balaam rose in the morning and loaded his she-ass and went with the princes of Moab.

22. But God’s anger was kindled because he went. And an angel of the Lord positioned himself in the road against him, for Satan. And he was riding on the ass, and two of his young men with him.

23. And the ass saw the angel of the Lord stationed in the road, and his drawn sword in his hand, and the ass turned aside from the road and went into the field. And Balaam struck the ass to turn her back into the road.

24. But the angel of the Lord stood in a path between the vineyards, a wall on this side and a wall on that side.

25. And the ass saw the angel of the Lord, and she pressed herself into the wall and crushed Balaam’s foot against the wall, and he struck her again.

26. Then the angel of the Lord moved on again, and he stood in a narrow place where there was no way to turn right or left.

27. And the ass saw the angel of the Lord, and she lay down under Balaam. And Balaam’s anger was kindled, and he struck the ass with his staff.

28. Then the Lord opened the mouth of the ass, and she said to Balaam, “What have I done to you that you have struck me these three times?”

29. And Balaam said to the ass, “Because you have mocked {strong word. See Judges 19:25} me. If only I there was a sword in my hand, for I would kill you now.”

30. And the ass said to Balaam, “Am I not your ass whom you have ridden on from when I was yours until this day? Has it been my habit to do so to you?” And he said, “No.”

31. Then the Lord uncovered Balaam’s eyes, and he saw the angel of the Lord stationed in the road, and his drawn sword in his hand, and he bowed down and did obeisance before his face.

32. And the angel of the Lord said to him, “Why have you stricken ___ struck your ass these three times? Behold! I have come forth for Satan because your way is perverse {check this again} before me.

33.And the ass saw me, and she turned from me these three times. Unless she had turned from me, I would also surely have killed you now and let her live.”

34. And Balaam said to the angel of the Lord, “I have sinned, for I did not know that you were stationed in the road to meet me. Therefore, if it is now {? Where to place this} evil in your eyes, let me go back.”

35. But the angel of the Lord said to Balaam, “Go with the men, but only the word that I speak to you, that shall you speak.” And Balaam went with the princes of Balak.

36. And Balak heard that Balaam was come, and he went out to meet him at the city of Moan that is on the border of Arnon, which was the border of his territory.

37. And Balak said to Balaam, “Did I not send urgently to you to call you? Why did you not come to me? Am I not truly able to honor you?”

38. And Balaam said to Balak, “Behold, I have come to you now. Am I at all able to say anything? The word that God puts in my mouth, that will I speak.”

39. And Balaam went with Balak, and they came to Kirjath-huzoth.

40. And Balak slaughtered cattle and sheep, and sent to Balaam, and to the princes who were with him.

41. And it came to pass in the morning that Balak took Balaam and brought him up to Bamoth-Baal, and from there he saw the extent of the people.

Numbers 23

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1. And Balaam said to Balak, “Build seven altars for me here and prepare for me here seven bullocks and seven rams.”

2. And Balak did as Balaam said, and Balak offered, with Balaam, a bullock and a ram on each altar.

3. And Balaam said to Balak, “Stand yourself by the burnt offering, and I will go. Perhaps the LORD will come to meet me, and whatever he shows me I will also tell you. And he went to a bare height. {Jer. 12:12}

4. And God came to Balaam, and he said to Him, “I have set up the seven altars and have offered a bullock and a ram on each altar.”

5. And the LORD put a word in Balaam’s mouth, and He said, “Return to Balak, and thus shall you speak.”

6. So he returned to him, and behold, he was standing by his offering, he, and all the princes of Moab.

7. And he took up his parable and said, “Balak, king of Moab, led me from Syria, from the mountains of the east, saying, ‘Come. Curse Jacob for me, and come, abhor Israel.’

8.How can I asperse? God has not cursed. And how can I abhor? The LORD has not abhorred.

9.For from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills I behold him. Behold, a people shall dwell alone, and it shall not be reckoned among the nations.

10.Who can count the dust of Jacob and number a fourth of Israel? Let my soul die the death of the upright, and let my end be like his!”

11. Then Balak said to Balaam, “What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies, but, behold, you have blessed them altogether.”

12. And he answered and said, “Must I not take heed to speak that which the LORD puts in my mouth?”

13. And Balak said to him, “Come now, to another place from where you may see them. You shall see the outer edge of their extent, but you will not see all of them. Then, curse them for me from there.”

14. And he brought him to the field of Zophim, at the top of Pisgah, and he built seven altars, and offered a bullock and a ram on each altar.

15. And he said to Balak, “Stand yourself here, by your offering, and I will meet the LORD there.

16. And the LORD came to Balaam, and He put a word in his mouth, and He said, “Return to Balak, and thus shall you speak.”

17. And he came to him, and behold, he was standing by his offering, and the princes of Moab with him, and Balak said to him, “What did the LORD say?”

18. And he took up his parable and said, “Rise up Balak, and hear. Give ear to me, O son of Zippor. {literally his son. See 24:3 for similar}

19.God is not a man that he should lie, or a son of man that he should repent. He says, and He will do. And He speaks, and He will establish it.

20.Behold, I received a commandment to bless, and He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it.

21.He has not beheld iniquity in Jacob, nor has he seen trouble in Israel. The LORD his God is with him, and the shout of a king is with him.

22.God brought them out of Egypt as with the strength of an auroch. {??? Ps. 29:6, difficult phrase}

23.Truly, there is no enchantment against Jacob, nor is there divination against Israel. At the time it will be said to Jacob, and to Israel, ‘What God has done!’

24.Behold, a people shall rise like a lion, and lift itself like a young lion. He shall not lie down until he eats of the prey and drinks blood from the pierced.”

25. And Balak said to Balaam, “Yea, curse! You have not cursed them but rather blessed. Do not bless them.” {??? Difficult}

26. But Balaam answered and said to Balak, “Did I not tell you, saying, ‘All that the LORD speaks, that will I say?’”

27. But Balak said to Balaam, “Come now. I will take you to another place. Perhaps it will be pleasing in the eyes of God, and you will curse them for me from there.”

28. And Balak brought Balaam to the top of Peor, looking out over the Jeshimon.

29. And Balaam said to Balak, “Build me seven altars here, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.

30. And Balak did as Balaam said, and he offered a bullock and a ram on each altar.

Numbers 24

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1. Now Balaam saw that it was good in the eyes of the LORD to bless Israel, so he did not go, as at other times, to seek for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.

2. And Balaam lifted his eyes, and he saw Israel dwelling by their tribes, and the spirit of God came upon him.

3. And he took up his parable and said, “An utterance of Balaam, son of Beor, even an utterance of the man whose eye is open.

4.An utterance of one hearing the words of God, who saw a vision of the Almighty, falling down, but with his eye open. {v16 similar. It was already translated so followed it.}

5.How pleasant are your tents, O Jacob, your dwellings, O Israel.

6.Like streams they are stretched out, as gardens by a river, like aloes planted by the LORD, like cedars beside the waters.

7.Water shall flow from His buckets, and His seed among many waters, and His king shall be raised above Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted. {odd verb form}

8.God brought him forth out of Egypt, strength like an auroch is his. He shall consume nations, his adversaries, and he shall break their bones and his arrows shall pierce them.

9.He crouched {Gen 49:9}, he lay down like a young lion, and like a lion. Who shall stir him up? He who blesses you is blessed, and he who curses you is cursed.”

10. And Balak’s anger was kindled against Balaam, and he slapped his hands, and Balak said to Balaam, “I called you to curse my enemies, but behold, you have blessed them altogether these three times.

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16. But if he strike him with an iron object, and he dies, he is a murderer. The murderer shall surely be put to death.

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1. And the chiefs of the fathers of the families of the children of Gilead, ben Machir, son of Manasseh, of the families of the children of Joseph, came near, and they spoke before Moses, and before the princes, the chiefs of the fathers of the children of Israel.

2. And they said, “The Lord commanded my Lord to give the land by lot as an inheritance to the children of Israel, and my Lord was commanded by the Lord to give the inheritance of Zelophehad, our brother, to his daughters.

3.But they may become wives to any of the sons of the tribes of the children of Israel. Then their inheritance might be removed from the inheritance of our fathers and be added to the inheritance of the tribe of which they become a part, and our inheritance by lot shall be taken away.

4.And when the jubilee for the children of Israel comes, then their inheritance shall be added to the inheritance of the tribe of which they became a part, and their inheritance shall be taken away from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers.”

5. And Moses commanded the children of Israel according to the word of the Lord, saying, “The tribe of the children of Joseph have spoken rightly.

6.This is the thing that the Lord has commanded concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, ‘Let them become wives to who is good in their eyes, only they shall become wives to the family of the tribe of their fathers,

7.that the inheritance of the children of Israel be not turned over from tribe to tribe, for each of the children of Israel shall cling to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers.

8.And every daughter who possesses an inheritance in the tribes of the children of Israel shall be wife to one from the family of the tribe of her father so that each of the children of Israel may possess the inheritance of his fathers.

9.Nor shall the inheritance turn over from a tribe to another tribe, but each one of the tribes of the children of Israel shall cling to his inheritance.”

10. Just as the Lord commanded Moses, so did the daughters of Zelophehad.

11. And Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah, daughters of Zelophehad, became wives to sons of their father’s brothers.

12. They became wives in the families of the sons of Manasseh, son of Joseph, and their inheritance remained in the tribe of Manasseh their father.

13. These are the commandments, and the judgments, which Jehovah commanded by the hand of Moses to the children of Israel in the plains of Moab, by Jordan at Jericho.

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