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 the land of Egypt, saying,

2.“Take the sum 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 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 in 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, according to the number of names of those twenty years and above, by their polls,

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

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

21.those numbered of the tribe of Reuben: forty-six thousand five hundred.

22. The sons of Simeon, their generations, by their families, by the house of their fathers, his numberings by the number of names, by their polls, every male twenty years old and above, all who go forth to war,

23.those numbered of the tribe of Simeon: fifty-nine thousand three hundred.

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

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

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

27.those numbered of the tribe of Judah: seventy-four thousand six hundred.

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

29.those numbered of the tribe of Issachar: fifty-four thousand four hundred.

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

31.those numbered of the tribe of Zebulun: fifty-seven thousand four hundred.

32. Of the sons of Joseph: The sons of Ephraim, their generations, by their families, by the house of their fathers, by the number of names, twenty years old and above, all who go forth to war,

33.those numbered of the tribe of Ephraim: forty thousand five hundred.

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

35.those numbered of the tribe of Manasseh: thirty-two thousand two hundred.

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

37.those numbered of the tribe of Benjamin: thirty-five thousand four hundred.

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

39.those numbered of the tribe of Dan: sixty-two thousand seven hundred.

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

41.those numbered of t the tribe of Asher: forty-one thousand five hundred.

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

43.those numbered of the tribe of Naphtali: fifty-three thousand four hundred.

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

45. And all who were numbered of the sons of Israel, by the house of their fathers, twenty years old and above, all in Israel who go forth to war,

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

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

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

49.“Except that you shall neither number the tribe of Levi nor count them with the children of Israel,

50.but you shall appoint the Levites to be over the tabernacle of the testimony, and over all its accoutrements, and over all that pertains to it. They shall bear the tabernacle and all its accoutrements, and they shall do the service of it, and they shall camp round about 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 within its encampment, with each by its standard, according to their hosts.

53.But the Levites shall camp round about the tabernacle of the testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of the children of Israel; and the Levites shall keep 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. “Each tribe of the children of Israel shall camp by its standard, with banners according to 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. And the prince of the children of Judah shall be Nahshon ben-Amminadab.

4.And his host, those that were numbered of them, were seventy-four thousand six hundred.

5.And those encamped by him shall be of the tribe of Issachar. And the prince of the children of Issachar shall be Nethaneel ben-Zuar.

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

7.Then the tribe of Zebulun. And the prince of the children of Zebulun shall be Eliab ben-Helon.

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

9.All who were numbered of the camp of Judah were 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. And the prince of the children of Reuben shall be Elizur ben-Shedeur.

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

12.And encamped beside him, the tribe of Simeon. And the prince of the children of Simeon shall be Shelumiel ben-Zuri·shaddai.

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

14.Then the tribe of Gad. And the prince of the children of Gad shall be Eliasaph ben-Reuel.

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

16.All who were numbered of the camp of Reuben were 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. And the prince of the children of Ephraim shall be Elishama ben-Ammihud.

19.And his host, those that were numbered of them, were forty thousand five hundred.

20.And beside him, the tribe of Manasseh. And the prince of the children of Manasseh shall be Gamaliel ben-Pedahzur.

21.And his host, those that were numbered of them, were thirty-two thousand two hundred.

22.Then the tribe of Benjamin. And the prince of the children of Benjamin shall be Abidan ben-Gideoni.

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

24.All who were numbered of the camp of Ephraim were one hundred and 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. And the prince of the children of Dan shall be Ahiezer ben-Ammishadai.

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

27.And those encamped by him shall be of the tribe of Asher. And the prince of the children of Asher shall be Pagiel ben-Ochran.

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

29.Then the tribe of Naphtali. And the prince of the children of Naphtali shall be Ahira ben-Enan.

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

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

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

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

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

Numbers 3

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1. And these are the generations of Aaron and Moses in the day Jehovah spoke with Moses on 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 whom 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.“Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present it before Aaron the priest, that they may serve him.

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

8.And they shall attend to all the accoutrements of the tent of meeting and the charge of the children of Israel, to do the service of the tabernacle.

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

10.And you shall appoint Aaron, and his sons, and they shall attend to 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 the firstborn are mine; on the day that I struck all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, I consecrated as mine all the 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, just 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. These 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 Shimeites. These are the families of Gershonites.

22. Those numbered of them, by the number of every male aged a month and above, those numbered of them, were 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 of the courtyard which is in front of the tabernacle and in front of 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 accoutrements of the holy place with which they minister, and the hanging, and all its labor.

32.And the prince over the princes of the Levites shall be Eleazar ben-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. And those numbered of them, by the number of every male 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 appointed 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 accoutrements, and all its labor,

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

38.And those that 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. The stranger who comes near shall surely be put to death.”

39. All who were numbered of the Levites whom Moses and Aaron numbered 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 children of Israel.”

42. And Moses numbered all the firstborn among the children of Israel, just 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 among 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 of the two hundred and seventy-three firstborn of the children of Israel who are more than 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 those redeemed in excess of the Levites.

50. From the firstborn of the children of Israel, he took the money, one thousand three hundred and 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 the sum 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 who enter the service, to do the work within the tent of meeting.

4.This is the responsibility of the sons of Kohath in the tent of meeting: the most holy place.

5.When the camp sets out, Aaron and his sons shall go in and take down the veil for the hanging 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 shall also be 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 menorah of light, and its lamps, and its tongs, and its snuff-dishes, and all the vessels for its 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 pole.

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 accoutrements of the ministry with which they minister within the holy place and put them in a blue cloth and cover them within a covering of badger skin, and they shall put it on a pole.

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

14.And on it, they shall put all the accoutrements with which they minister: 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 in 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 ben-Aaron, the priest, shall have the oversight of the oil for the light, and the pungent 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 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 place. Aaron and his sons shall go in and assign each one of them to his work and to his burden.

20.But they shall not go in to watch as the sanctuary is covered, lest they die.”

21. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

22. “Take the sum also of 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 do the service, to do the work of the tent of meeting.

24.This work shall be for the families of the Gershonites to do and to bear:

25.they shall bear the curtains of the tabernacle, even 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 courtyard 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, even all that is made for them. Thus shall they do.

27.All the labor of the sons of the Gershonites shall be in accordance with the commandment of Aaron and his sons regarding all their burden bearing and all their labor, and you shall appoint all their burden to them by a charge.

28.This work shall be for the families of the sons of the Gershonites concerning the tent of meeting, and their charge shall be under the hand of Ithamar ben-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 who enter into the service, to do the work of the tent of meeting.

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

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

33.This is the work of the families of the sons of Merari for all their labor in the tent of meeting, under the hand of Ithamar ben-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 into the service for the labor within the tent of meeting.

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 work inside the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the command of the Lord by the hand of Moses.

38. And the sons of Gershon were numbered 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 into the service for the labor of the tent of meeting.

40. And 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 work in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the command of the Lord.

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

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

44. And 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.

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

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

48. And 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.

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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, six covered wagons and twelve oxen, before the Lord; a wagon for two of the princes, and an ox for each one, and they presented them before the tabernacle. {}

4. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

5. “Receive these from them, and they shall be for use in the service of the tent of meeting, for you shall give them to the Levites, each one for its service.”

6. So Moses took the wagons, and the oxen 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 under Ithamar ben-Aaron, the priest. {}

9. But to the sons of Kohath he gave none because the service of the holy things was upon them; they were borne 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 bullock from the herd, one ram, one year-old lamb, for a burnt offering;

16.one male from the goats for a sin offering; {}

17.and for the sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five rams, five he-goats, five lambs, a year-old; 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 bullock from the herd, 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 lambs, a year-old; 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 bullock from the herd, 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 lambs, a year-old; 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 bullock from the herd, 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 lambs, a year-old; 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 bullock from the herd, 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 lambs, a year-old; 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 bullock from the herd, 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 lambs, a year-old; 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 bullock from the herd, 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 lambs, a year-old; 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 bullock from the herd, 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 lambs, a year-old; 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 bullock from the herd, 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 lambs, a year-old; 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 bullock from the herd, 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 lambs, a year-old; 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 bullock from the herd, 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 lambs, a year-old; 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 bullock from the herd, 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 lambs, a year-old; 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 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 bullock from the herd with its grain offering of fine flour mixed with oil, and a second bullock from the herd 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 named 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 named 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 children 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 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 {1Sam. 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 for an exceptional vow, 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 for an exceptional 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 ben-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 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 to 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 me seven altars here and prepare seven bullocks and seven rams here for me.”

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 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. {}

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 may my end be like his!”

11. Then Balak said to Balaam, “What have you done to me? I brought you to curse my enemies, yet, 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, I pray you, with me to another place from where you may see him. You shall see the furthest part of him, but you will not see all of him. 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. {}

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 in him.

22.God brought them out of Egypt as with the strength of an auroch. {}

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 he shall raise himself like a 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 him but rather blessed. Do not bless him.”

26. But Balaam answered and said to Balak, “Did I not tell you, saying, ‘All that the Lord speaks, that will I say?’”

27. So 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 him 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 seven bullocks and seven rams for me here.

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 according to his 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 eyes are open.

4.The utterance of one hearing the words of God, who saw a vision of the Almighty, falling down, but his eyes open. {}

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; he lay down like a lion. And like a lion who can rouse him? 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.

11.So, now, flee to your place. I thought to honor you greatly, but, behold, the Lord has kept you back from honor.”

12. But Balaam said to Balak, “Did I not also say to your messengers whom you sent to me, saying,

13.‘If Balak gave me his house full of silver and gold, I could not go beyond the word of the Lord to do good or evil of my own will?’ What the Lord says, that will I say.

14.And, behold, I am going to my people now. Come. I will counsel you as to what this people shall do to your people in time to come.” {}

15. And he took up his parable, and said, “The utterance of Balaam, son of Beor, even the utterance of the man whose eyes are open.

16.The voice of him who hears the words of God and possesses knowledge of the Most High! A vision of the Almighty will he see, falling down, but his eyes open.

17.I shall see him, but not now; I shall behold him, but not soon. A star shall come forth from Jacob and a scepter from Israel, and he shall crush the corners of Moab and destroy all the children of Sheth.

18.And Edom shall be a possession, Seir, his enemies shall also be a possession, and Israel shall do valiantly.

19.And he shall rule from Jacob and destroy the remnant from the city.”

20. Then he looked upon Amalek and took up his parable, and he said, “The first of nations was Amalek, but his end is to come to destruction.”

21. And he looked upon the Kenites, and took up his parable, and he said, “Your dwelling place is everlasting, and your nest has been set on the crags.

22.Yet the Kenite shall be destroyed. How long shall Assyria take you captive?”

23. And he took up his parable, and he said, “Woe! Who shall live when God does it?

24.But ships from the coast of Kittim shall even afflict Assyria and afflict Eber, and he also shall come to destruction.”

25. And Balaam rose up, and he went and returned to his place, and Balak also went on his way.

Numbers 25

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1. And Israel dwelled at Shittim, and the people profaned themselves, committing whoredom with the daughters of Moab.

2. And the Moabite women invited the people to the sacrifices of their gods, and the people feasted and bowed themselves to the gods of those women.

3. And Israel joined himself to Baal at Peor, and the anger of Jehovah was kindled against Israel.

4. And the Lord said to Moses, “Take all the heads of the people and hang them in the sun before the Lord, that the burning anger of the Lord might be turned away from Israel.”

5. And Moses said to the judges of Israel, “Each of you kill those of his men who were joined to Baalpeor.”

6. Then, behold, a man of the children of Israel came and brought a Midianite woman to his brethren, in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of the whole congregation of the children of Israel. And they were weeping at the entrance of the tent of meeting.

7. But Phinehas ben-Eleazar, son of Aaron, the priest, saw it, and he rose up from among the congregation, and he took a spear in his hand.

8. And he went in after the man of Israel into the tent {??? Unique word — possibly from qavav, to curse} and he ran the two of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. And the plague on the children of Israel was stopped.

9. And those that died in the plague were twenty-four thousand.

10. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

11. “Phinehas ben-Eleazar, son of Aaron, the priest, has turned my fury away from the children of Israel, for he was jealous with my jealousy in their midst, and I did not consume the children of Israel in my jealousy.

12.Therefore, say, ‘Behold, I give you my covenant of peace.’

13.And it shall be his, and his seed after him, a covenant of everlasting priesthood, because he was jealous for his God and made atonement for the children of Israel.”

14. And the name of the man of Israel who was killed, who was struck with the Midianite woman, was Zimri ben-Salu, a prince of the house of the father of the Simeonites.

15. And the name of the woman, the Midianite who was killed was Cozbi, daughter of Zur. He was head of a clan of the house of a father in Midian.

16. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

17. “Vex the Midianites and slay them,

18.for they vex you with their cunning with which they deceived you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of Cozbi, a daughter of a prince of Midian, their sister who was slain in the day of the plague on account of the matter of Peor.”

Numbers 26

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1. And it came to pass after the plague that the Lord spoke to Moses, and to Eleazar ben-Aaron the priest, saying,

2. “Count the whole congregation of the children of Israel twenty years old and above by the house of their fathers, everyone in Israel who goes out in the host.”

3. And Moses, with Eleazar the priest, spoke to them in the plains of Moab by Jordan at Jericho, saying,

4. “Take the sum of those twenty years old and above as Jehovah commanded Moses.” And the children of Israel who came out from the land of Egypt:

5.Reuben, firstborn of Israel. The children of Reuben: of Hanoch, the family of the Hanochites; of Pallu, the family of the Palluites;

6.of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of Carmi, the family of the Carmites.

7. These are the families of the Reubenites. And they that were numbered of them were forty-three thousand seven hundred and thirty.

8. And the sons of Pallu: Eliab.

9. And the sons of Eliab: Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. This is the Dathan and Abiram who were summoned from the congregation, who strove against Moses and against Aaron with the congregation of Korah when they strove against Jehovah.

10. And the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, with Korah, when that congregation died, when the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men, and they became a sign.

11. (Yet the children of Korah did not die.)

12. The children of Simeon by their families: of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites; of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites; of Jachin, the family of the Jachinites;

13.of Zerah, the family of the Zerahites; of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites.

14. These are the families of the Simeonites: twenty-two thousand two hundred.

15. The children of Gad by their families: of Zephon, the family of the Zephonites; of Haggi, the family of the Haggites; of Shuni, the family of the Shunites;

16.of Ozni, the family of the Oznites; of Eri, the family of the Erites;

17.of Arod, the family of the Arodites; of Areli, the family of the Arelites.

18. These are the families of the children of Gad, by those who were numbered of them: forty thousand five hundred.

19. The sons of Judah were Er and Onan, but Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.

20. And the children of Judah, by their families: of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites; of Pharez, the family of the Pharzites; of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites.

21. And the sons of Pharez were: of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites; of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites.

22. These were the families of Judah, by those who were numbered of them: seventy-six thousand five hundred.

23. The children of Issachar by their families: of Tola, the family of the Tolaites; of Pua, the family of the Punites;

24.of Jashub, the family of the Jashubites; of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites.

25. These are the families of Issachar, by those who were numbered of them: sixty-four thousand three hundred.

26. The children of Zebulun by their families: of Sered, the family of the Sardites; of Elon, the family of the Elonites; of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites.

27. These are the families of the Zebulunites, by those who were numbered of them: sixty thousand five hundred.

28. The children of Joseph by their families: Manasseh, and Ephraim.

29. The children of Manasseh: of Machir, the family of the Machirites. And Machir fathered Gilead; of Gilead was the family of the Gileadites.

30. These are the sons of Gilead: of Jeezer, the family of the Jeezerites; of Helek, the family of the Helekites;

31.and of Asriel, the family of the Asrielites; and of Shechem, the family of the Shechemites;

32.and of Shemida, the family of the Shemidaites; and of Hepher, the family of the Hepherites.

33. (And Zelophehad ben-Hepher had no sons, but daughters only. And the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milkah, and Tirzah.)

34. These are the families of Manasseh, and those who were numbered of them were fifty-two thousand seven hundred.

35. These are the children of Ephraim by their families: of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthalhites; of Becher, the family of the Bachrites; of Tahan, the family of the Tahanites.

36. And these are the sons of Shuthelah: of Eran, the family of the Eranites.

37. These are the families of the children of Ephraim, by those who were numbered of them: thirty-two thousand five hundred. These were the sons of Joseph by their families.

38. The children of Benjamin by their families: of Bela, the family of the Belaites; of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites; of Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites;

39.of Shephupham, the family of the Shuphamites; of Hupham, the family of the Huphamites.

40. And the sons of Bela were Ard, and Naaman: of Arak, the family of the Ardites; ofNaaman, the family of the Naamites.

41. These are the children of Benjamin by their families. And those who were numbered of them were forty-five thousand six hundred.

42. These are the children of Dan by their families: of Shuham, the family of the Shuhamites. These are the families of Dan by their families.

43. All the families of the Shuhamites, according to those who were numbered, were sixty-four thousand four hundred.

44. The children of Asher by their families: of Jimnah, the family of the Jimnah; of Jishvi, the family of the Jishvites; of Beriah, the family of the Beriites.

45. Of the sons of Beriah: of Heber, the family of the Heberites; of Malchiel, the family of the Malchielites.

46. (And the name of the daughter of Asher was Serah.)

47. These are the families of the children of Asher, by those who were numbered of them: fifty-three thousand four hundred.

48. The children of Naphtali by their families: of Jahzeel, the family of the Jahzeelites; of Guni, the family of the Gunites;

49.of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites; of Shillem, the family of the Shillemites.

50. These are the families of Naphtali by their families. And those who were numbered of them were forty-five thousand four hundred.

51. These were those numbered of the children of Israel: six hundred and one thousand seven hundred and thirty

52. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

53. “To these shall the land be divided as an inheritance in proportion to the number of names.

54.For many you shall enlarge its inheritance, and for few you shall reduce its inheritance; each shall be given its inheritance according to its numbering.

55.However, the land shall be divided by lot; according to the names of the tribes of their fathers shall they inherit.

56.According to the lot shall its inheritance be divided between many and few.”

57. And these are they who were numbered of the Levites by their families: of gershom, the families of the Gershomites; of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites; of Merari, the family of the Merarites.

58. These are the families of the Levites: the family of the Libnites; the family of the Hebronites; the family of the Mahlites; the family of the Mushites; the family of the Kohathites. And Kohath fathered Amram.

59. And the name of Amram’s wife was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi whom her mother bore to Levi in Egypt. And she bore to Amram Aaron and Moses, and Miriam their sister.

60. And to Aaron was born Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

61. And Nadab and Abihu died when they offered strange fire before the Lord.

62. And those who were numbered of them were twenty-three thousand, every male a month old and above, (for they were not numbered among the children of Israel because no inheritance was given to them among the children of Israel.)

63. These are those who were numbered by Moses and Eleazar the priest who numbered the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by Jordan at Jericho.

64. And among these there was not a man who was numbered by Moses and Aaron the priest when they numbered the children of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai.

65. For Jehovah had said to them, “They shall surely die in the wilderness.” And not one of them remained except Caleb ben-Jephunneh, and Joshua ben-Nun.

Numbers 27

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1. Then the daughters of Zelophehad ben-Hepher, son of Gilead, son of Machir, son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh ben-Joseph came near. And these were the names of his daughters: Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milkah, and Tirzah.

2. And they stood before Moses, and before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes, and all the congregation, at the entrance of the tent of meeting, saying,

3.“Our father died in the wilderness, but he was not among the congregation that gathered against the Lord, in the congregation of Korah, but died in his own sin. Now, he had no sons.

4.Why should the name of our father be taken from among his family because he had no son? Give us a possession among the brothers of our father.”

5. And Moses brought their case before Jehovah.

6. And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

7.“The daughters of Zelophehad have spoken rightly. You shall certainly give them a possession as an inheritance among the brothers of their father, and you shall cause the inheritance of their father to pass to them.

8.And you shall speak to the children of Israel, saying, ‘If a man die and has no son, then you shall cause his inheritance to pass to his daughter.

9.And if he has no daughter, then you shall give his inheritance to his brother.

10.And if he has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his father’s brothers.

11.And if his father has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to him who is his nearest relative from his family, and he shall possess it. And this shall be the statute of judgment for the children of Israel, just as Jehovah commanded Moses.”

12. And Jehovah said to Moses, “Go up to this mountain of Abarim, and see the land which I have given to the children of Israel.

13.When you have seen it, then you also shall be gathered to your people, just as Aaron your brother was gathered,

14.because you rebelled against my command in the wilderness of Zin, during the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me before their eyes concerning the waters; they were the waters of Strife at Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.”

15. And Moses spoke to Jehovah, saying,

16.“May Jehovah, God of the spirits of all flesh, appoint a man over the congregation,

17.who will go out before them, and who will go in before them, and who will lead them out, and who will bring them in, that the congregation of Jehovah will not be like a flock who have no shepherd.”

18. And Jehovah said to Moses, “Take Joshua ben-Nun, a man in whom is spirit, and lay your hand on him.

19.And cause him to stand before Eleazar the priest, and before the whole congregation, and charge him in their sight.

20.And you shall put some of your honor upon him, so that all the congregation of the children of Israel will obey him.

21.And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest, and he shall inquire for him before Jehovah with the judgment of the Urim. According to his word shall they go out, and according to his word shall they come in, he, and all the children of Israel with him, even the whole congregation.”

22. And Moses did as Jehovah commanded him, and he took Joshua and stood him before Eleazar the priest, and before the whole congregation.

23. And he laid his hands on him and charged him just as Jehovah had spoken by the hand of Moses.

Numbers 28

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1. And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

2.“Command the children of Israel, and say to them, ‘My offering of my bread for my offerings made by fire, as a placating aroma, you shall be careful to bring to me at its appointed time.’

3.And you shall say to them, ‘This is the offering made by fire which you shall bring to the Lord: two unblemished lambs, a year-old, day by day as a continual burnt offering.

4.The one lamb, you shall offer in the morning, and the second lamb, you shall offer at twilight.

5.with a tenth of an ephah of fine flour for a grain offering mixed with a fourth part of a hin of beaten oil.

6.It shall be a continual burnt offering which was ordained at Mount Sinai. It is a placating aroma made by fire to the Lord.

7.And its drink offering shall be a fourth part of a hin for the one lamb. In the holy place you shall pour out the drink offering of strong drink to the Lord.

8.And the second lamb, you shall offer at twilight. You shall do it as you did the morning grain offering, and its drink offering. It is a placating aroma made by fire to the Lord.’”

9. “’And on the Sabbath day, you shall offer two unblemished lambs, a year-old, with two tenth-parts of fine flour mixed with oil, and its drink offering.

10.This is the burnt offering of every Sabbath, besides the continual burnt offering and its drink offering.

11.And at the beginning of your months, you shall offer a burnt offering to the Lord: two bullocks from the herd; and one ram; seven unblemished lambs, a year-old;

12.with three tenth-parts of fine flour mixed with oil for a grain offering for each bullock, and two tenth-parts of fine flour mixed with oil for the grain offering for the one ram,

13.and a tenth-part {?} of fine flour mixed with oil for the grain offering of each lamb, for a burnt offering, a placating aroma made by fire to the Lord.

14.And their drink offerings shall be a half a hin of wine for the bullock; a third of a hin for the ram; a fourth part of a hin for each lamb. This is the burnt offering for each month throughout the months of the year.

15.Also, one male of the goats for a sin offering to the Lord, besides the continual burnt offering that is offered, and its drink offering.’”

16. “And in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month is the Passover of the Lord.

17.And on the fifteenth day of this month is a feast. Seven days shall unleavened bread be eaten.

18.On the first day shall be a holy convocation; you shall do no servile work.

19.And you shall make an offering made by fire, a burnt offering to the Lord: two bullocks from the herd, and one ram, and seven unblemished lambs, a year-old. They shall be for you.

20.And their grain offering shall be fine flour mixed with oil; you shall offer three tenth-parts for each bullock, and two tenth-parts for the ram,

21.a tenth-part {v13} shall you offer for each lamb of the seven lambs.

22.And one male goat for a sin offering to make atonement for you.

23.You shall offer these besides the morning burnt offering which is the continual burnt offering.

24.In this manner you shall offer a food-offering made by fire, a placating aroma to the Lord, daily for the seven days. It shall be offered besides the continual burnt offering and its drink offering.

25.And on the seventh day shall be a holy convocation for you. You shall do no servile work.”

26. And on the day of firstfruits, when you bring a new grain offering to the Lord after your weeks, you shall have a holy convocation. You shall do no servile work.

27.And you shall offer a burnt offering, a placating aroma to the Lord: two bullocks from the herd; one ram; seven lambs, a year-old;

28.and their grain offering shall be fine flour mixed with oil. You shall offer three tenth-parts for one bullock, and two tenth-parts for the ram,

29.and a tenth-part {v13} for each lamb of the seven lambs.

30.And one male of the goats, to make atonement for you.

31.You shall offer these besides the continual burnt offering, and its grain offering (they shall be unblemished for you), and its drink offerings.

Numbers 29

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1. “And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month shall be a holy convocation for you. You shall do no servile work. It shall be a day of blowing trumpets for you.

2.And you shall offer a burnt offering, a placating aroma to the Lord: one bullock from the herd; one ram; seven unblemished lambs, a year-old.

3.And their grain offering shall be fine flour mixed with oil. You shall offer three tenth-parts for one bullock, and two tenth-parts for the ram,

4.and one tenth-part for each lamb of the seven lambs.

5.And one male of the goats for the sin offering to make atonement for you,

6.besides the burnt offering for the new moon and its grain offering, and the continual burnt offering and its grain offering, and their drink offerings, according to their ordinance, as placating aroma made by fire to the Lord.”

7. “And on the tenth day of this seventh month shall be a holy convocation for you, and you shall afflict your souls. You shall do no work.

8.And you shall offer a burnt offering to the Lord, a placating aroma: one bullock from the herd; one ram, seven lambs, a year-old. They shall be unblemished for you.

9.And their grain offering shall be fine flour mixed with oil: three tenth-parts for the bullock; two tenth-parts for the one ram;

10.and a tenth-part for each lamb of the seven lambs.

11.And one male of the goats for a sin offering, besides the sin offering for the atonements, and the continual burnt offering and its grain offering, and their drink offerings.”

12. “And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month shall be a holy convocation for you. You shall do no servile work. And you shall celebrate a feast to the Lord seven days.

13.And you shall offer a burnt offering, a placating aroma made by fire to the Lord: thirteen bullocks from the herd; two rams; fourteen lambs, a year-old. They shall be unblemished.

14.And their grain offerings shall be fine flour mixed with oil, three tenth-parts for each of the thirteen bullocks, two tenth-parts for each ram of the two rams,

15.and a tenth-part for each lamb of the fourteen lambs.

16.And one male of the goats for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offering.”

17. “And on the second day you shall offer: twelve bullocks from the herd; two rams; fourteen unblemished lambs, a year-old;

18.and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance.

19.And one male of the goats for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, and its grain offering, and their drink offerings.

20. “And on the third day: eleven bullocks; two rams; fourteen unblemished lambs, a year-old;

21.and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance.

22.And one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, and its grain offering, and its drink offering.”

23. “And on the fourth day: ten bullocks; two rams; fourteen unblemished lambs, a year-old;

24.and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance.

25.And one male of the goats for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offering.”

26. “And on the fifth day: nine bullocks; two rams; fourteen unblemished lambs, a year-old;

27.and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance.

28.And one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, and its grain offering, and its drink offering.”

29. “And on the sixth day: eight bullocks; two rams; fourteen unblemished lambs, a year-old;

30.and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance.

31.And one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offerings.”

32. “And on the seventh day: seven bullocks; two rams; fourteen unblemished lambs, a year-old;

33.and their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance.

34.And one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, its grain offering, and its drink offering.”

35. “On the eighth day shall be a solemn {atserah} for you. You shall do no servile work.

36.And you shall offer a burnt offering, a placating aroma made by fire to the Lord: one bullock; one ram; seven unblemished lambs, a year-old;

37.their grain offering and their drink offerings for the bullock, for the ram, and for the lambs, by their number according to the ordinance.

38.And one male goat for a sin offering, besides the continual burnt offering, and its grain offering, and its drink offering.”

39. “These things shall you do to the Lord at their appointed times, besides your vows, and your freewill offerings, for your burnt offerings, and for your grain offerings, and for your drink offerings, and for your peace offerings.”

40. And Moses spoke to the children of Israel according to all that Jehovah commanded Moses.

Numbers 30

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1. And Moses spoke to the heads of the tribes of the children of Israel, saying, “This is the thing that the Lord has commanded:

2.If a man vow a vow to the Lord, or he swears an oath to bind his soul with an obligation, he shall not break his word; according to all that proceeded from his mouth shall he do.

3.But if a woman vows a vow to the Lord and binds herself with an obligation in her father’s house in her youth,

4.and her father hears her vow, and her obligation with which she bound her soul, and her father holds his peace with her, then all her vows, and every obligation with which she has bound her soul, shall stand.

5.But if her father forbids her on the day he hears, then none of her vows, or her obligations with which she bound her soul, shall stand, and the Lord will forgive her because her father forbad her.

6.But if be that she marry a man, and her vows are on her, or an utterance of her lips, with which she bound her soul,

7.and her husband hears and holds his peace with her on the day he hears, then her vow shall stand, and her obligations with which she bound her soul shall stand.

8.But if her husband forbids her on the day he hears, then he has voided her vow that was on her, and the utterance of her lips with which she bound her soul, and the Lord will forgive her.

9.And a vow of a widow or a divorced woman, anything with which she bound her soul shall stand against her.

10.But if she vowed while in the house of her husband, or bound her soul by an obligation with a vow,

11.And her husband heard and held his peace with her, not forbidding her, then all her vows and every obligation with which she bound her soul shall stand.

12.But if her husband made them utterly void on the day he heard, nothing that proceeded from her lips concerning her vows, or concerning the obligation of her soul shall stand; her husband made them void and the Lord will forgive her.

13.Every vow and every binding oath that afflicts her soul, her husband may establish it, or her husband may void it.

14.But if her husband altogether hold his peace with her from day to day, then he has established all her vows or all her obligations which are on her; he has established them because he held his peace with on the day he heard.

15.But if he make them utterly void after the day he hears, then he shall bear her iniquity.”

16.These are the statutes which Jehovah commanded Moses for between a man and his wife, between a father and his daughter in her youth in her father’s house.

Numbers 31

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1. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

2. “Take vengeance for the children of Israel on the Midianites; afterward, you shall be gathered to your people.”

3. Then Moses spoke to the people, saying, “Arm men among you for the war, and they shall go against Midian to execute the vengeance of the Lord on Midian.

4.One thousand from each tribe of all the tribes of Israel shall you send to the war.”

5. And from the thousands of Israel a thousand were chosen from each tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.

6. And Moses sent them, a thousand from each tribe, to the war, them, and Phinehas ben-Eleazar the priest to the war, with the holy vessels, and trumpets for the alarm in his hand.

7. And they waged war against Midian just as Jehovah had commanded Moses, and they killed every male.

8. And they killed the king of Midian, beside those who were run through: Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba; five kings of Midian. And they killed Balaam, son of Besor with a sword.

9. And the children of Israel took the women of Midian captive, and their children, and plundered all their beasts and all their cattle.

10. And they burned up all their cities with their dwellings, and all their camps with fire.

11. But they took all the spoil and all the plunder, of both man and beast.

12. And they brought the captives, and the plunder, and the spoil to Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and to the congregation of the children of Israel, to the camp in the plains of Moab which is by Jordan at Jericho.

13. And Moses and Eleazar the priest went out, and all the princes of the congregation, to meet them outside the camp.

14. And Moses was angry with the officers of the army, the captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds who had gone out with the army to the battle.

15. And Moses said to them, “Did you keep every female alive?

16.Behold, they caused the sons of Israel, through Balaam’s advice, to commit treachery against Jehovah in the matter of Peor, and the plague came on the congregation of the Lord!

17.Then, kill every male among the children now, and every woman who has known man by lying with a male shall you kill.

18.But any child among the women who has not known lying with a male you shall keep alive for yourselves.

19.And you shall encamp outside of the camp seven days. All you who killed a person or who touched a slain person shall purify yourselves on the third day and on the seventh day, both you and your captives.

20.And you shall purify all clothing, and all vessels of skin, and everything made from goats, and all vessels of wood.”

21. And Eleazar the priest said to the men of the army who went to the battle, “This is the statute of the law which Jehovah commanded Moses.

22.See that the gold, and the silver, the bronze, the iron, the tin, and the lead,

23.everything that can go into the fire, you shall pass through the fire, and it shall be clean. Nevertheless, it must be purified with the water of separation, and everything that cannot go into the fire you shall pass through the water.

24.And you shall wash your clothes on the seventh day and shall be clean, and afterward you may come into the camp.”

25. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

26.“Count the plunder taken captive of both man and beast, you, and Eleazar the priest, and the chief fathers of the congregation.

27.And divide the plunder in two between those who joined the battle going out to the war and all the congregation.

28.And take a tribute to Jehovah from the fighting men who went out to the war; one from five hundred of the people, and of cattle, and of donkeys, and of the sheep.

29.Take it from their half and give it to Eleazar the priest as an excised offering to Jehovah.

30.And from the children of Israel’s half, take one portion drawn from fifty {five hundred?} from the people, from the cattle, from the donkeys, and from the sheep, from all the beasts, and you shall give them to the Levites who keep the charge of the tabernacle of the Lord.”

31. And Moses and Eleazar the priest did just as Jehovah commanded Moses.

32. And the plunder that remained of the booty that the men of war had plundered was: of sheep, six hundred and seventy-five thousand;

33.and of cattle, seventy-two thousand;

34.and of donkeys, sixty-one thousand;

35.and of persons, of the women who had not known lying with a male, every soul was thirty-two thousand.

36. And the half portion for those who went out in the army was in number: the sheep, three hundred and thirty-five thousand five hundred,

37.and the tribute to the Lord from the sheep was six hundred and seventy-five;

38.and the cattle, thirty-six thousand, and their tribute to the Lord was seventy-two;

39.and the donkeys, thirty thousand five hundred, and their tribute to the Lord was sixty-one;

40.and the persons, sixteen thousand, and their tribute to the Lord was thirty-two persons.

41. And Moses gave the tribute, an excised offering to Jehovah, to Eleazar the priest just as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

42. And from the children of Israel’s half which Moses divided from the men who went to war,

43.(and the half of the congregation being: of sheep, three hundred and thirty-five thousand five hundred;

44.and cattle, thirty-six thousand;

45.and donkeys, thirty thousand five hundred;

46.and persons, sixteen thousand),

47.from the children of Israel’s half Moses also took one portion drawn from fifty from the people, and from the beasts, and he gave them to the Levites who keep the charge of the tabernacle of the Lord just as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

48. And the officers who were over thousands of the army, and the captains of hundreds, approached Moses,

49.and they said to Moses, “Your servants counted the men of war who were under us, and not a man is lacking.

50.We, then, have brought an offering to the Lord, what each man got of the vessels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, earrings, and ornaments, to make atonement for our lives before Jehovah.”

51. And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold from them, all the crafted vessels.

52. And all the gold of the offering from the captains of thousands and from the captains of hundreds which they offered to Jehovah was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels.

53. (Each man of the army had taken plunder for himself.)

54. And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold from the captains of thousands and from the captains of hundreds, and brought it in to the tent of meeting, as a memorial for the children of Israel before the Lord.

Numbers 32

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1. Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had many cattle, very numerous, and they saw the region of Jazer and the region of Gilead, and behold, the place was a place for cattle.

2. And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben came, and they said to Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and to the princes of the congregation, saying,

3.“Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Shebm, and Nebo, and Beon,

4.the country which the Lord struck before the congregation of Israel, it is a land for cattle and your servants have cattle.”

5. And they said, “If your servants find favor in your eyes, let this land be given to your servants for a possession. Do not make us cross over the Jordan.”

6. But Moses said to the children of Gad and to the children of Reuben, “Shall your brothers go to war and you sit here?

7.And why discourage the heart of the children of Israel from going over to the land which the Lord has given them?

8.Thus, did your fathers when I sent them from Kadeshbarnea to observe the land.

9.And they went up to the valley of Eshcol and saw the land, but they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel to not go into the land which Jehovah had given to them.

10.And the anger of the Lord was kindled on that day, and He swore, saying,

11.I will damn myself if the men twenty years old and above who came up from Egypt shall see the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, because they have not wholly followed me,

12.except Caleb ben-Jephunneh, the Kenizite, and Joshua ben-Nun, for they have followed me.

13.And the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel, and He made them wander in the wilderness forty years until all the generation who had done evil in the sight of the Lord was gone.

14.And behold, you have risen up in your father’s place, a brood of sinful men, to be swept away again by the burning anger of Jehovah toward Israel.

15.For if you turn away from following Him, then He will yet again cause them to wander in the wilderness, and you shall have destroyed all this people.”

16. Then they came near to him, and they said, “We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones,

17.but we will be armed, hastening before the children of Israel until we have brought them in to their place. And our little ones shall dwell in the fortified cities because of the inhabitants of the land.

18.We will not return to our houses until each man of the children of Israel possesses his inheritance.

19.For we will not inherit with them on the other side of the Jordan and beyond, because our inheritance has come to us on this side of the Jordan, eastward.”

20. And Moses said to them, “If you will do this thing, if you will go armed before Jehovah to the war,

21.and every one of you will go over the Jordan armed before Jehovah until He has dispossessed His enemies before Him,

22.and the land be subdued before the Lord. Then, afterward, you may return, and you will be guiltless before Jehovah and before Israel, and this land shall be your possession before Jehovah.

23.But, if you do not do so, behold, you will have sinned against Jehovah, and know that your sin will find you out.

24.Build cities for your little ones, and folds for your sheep, and do what has proceeded from your mouth.”

25. And the children of Gad, and the children of Reuben spoke to Moses, saying, “Your servants will do just as my lord commands.

26.Our little ones, our wives, our cattle, and all our beasts shall be there in the cities of Gilead.

27.But your servants will pass over, every man armed for war, before the Lord to the battle just as my lord has spoken.”

28. And Moses commanded Eleazar the priest, and Joshua ben-Nun, and the chiefs of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel concerning them.

29. And Moses said to them, “If the children of Gad, and the children of Reuben cross over the Jordan with you, every man armed for the battle before the Lord, and the land be subdued before you, then you shall give them the land of Gilead as a possession.

30.But, if they do not pass over armed with you, then they shall have possessions among you in the land of Canaan.”

31. And the children of Gad, and the children of Reuben answered, saying, “As the Lord has spoken to your servants, so we will do.

32.We will pass over armed before the Lord to the land of Canaan, and the possession for our inheritance shall be ours beyond the Jordan.”

33. And Moses gave to them, to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and to half of the tribe of Manasseh ben-Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon, king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og, king of Bashan, the land, with its cities in the territories, the cities of the land round about.

34. And the children of Gad built: Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,

35.and Atroth Strophan, and Jazer, and Jogbehah,

36.and Bethnimrah, and Bethharan, fortified cities; and folds for sheep.

37. And the children of Reuben built: Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Kirjathaim,

38.and Nebo, and Baalmeon, (their names were changed), and Shibmah; and they gave other names to the cities that they built.

39. And the children of Machir ben-Manasseh went to Gilead and took it, and they dispossessed the Amorites who were in it.

40. And Moses gave Gilead to Machir ben-Manasseh, and he dwelt in it.

41. And Jair ben-Manasseh went and took their small towns, and he named them Havothjair.

42. And Nobah went and took Kenath and its villages, and he called it Nobah, after his name.

Numbers 33

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1. These are the journeys of the children of Israel who came out from the land of Egypt according to their hosts, by the hand of Moses and Aaron

2. And Moses recorded their departures for their journeys as the Lord commanded. And these are their journeys, departure by departure.

3. And they journeyed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month; on the morrow of the Passover the children of Israel went out with a high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians.

4. And the Egyptians buried all the firstborn whom Jehovah had struck among them. Jehovah also executed judgments against their gods.

5. And the children of Israel journeyed from Rameses and camped at Succoth.

6. And they journeyed from Succoth and camped at Etham which is at the edge of the wilderness.

7. And they journeyed from Etham and turned back to Pi·hahiroth which is before Baal·zephon, and they camped before Migdol.

8. And they journeyed from before Hahiroth and passed through the midst of the sea to the wilderness, and they went three days’ journey in the wilderness of Etham and camped at Marah.

9. And they journeyed from Marah and came to Elim; and at Elim were twelve springs of water and seventy palm trees. And they camped there.

10. And they journeyed from Elim and camped by the Red Sea.

11. And they journeyed from the Red Sea and camped in the wilderness of Sin.

12. And they journeyed from the wilderness of Sin and camped in Dophkah.

13. And the journeyed from Dophkah and camped at Alush.

14. And they journeyed from Alush and camped at Rephidim, and there was no water there for the people to drink.

15. And they journeyed from Rephidim and camped in the wilderness of Sinai.

16. And they journeyed from the wilderness of Sinai and camped at Kibroth·hattaavah.

17. And they journeyed from Kibroth·hattaavah and camped at Hazeroth.

18. And they journeyed from Hazeroth and camped at Rithmah.

19. And they journeyed from Rithmah and camped at Rimmon·parez.

20. And they journeyed from Rimmon·parez and camped at Libnah.

21. And they journeyed from Libnah and camped at Rissah.

22. And they journeyed from Rissah and camped at Kehelathah.

23. And they journeyed from Kehelathah and camped in Mount Shapher.

24. And they journeyed from Mount Shapher and camped at Haradah.

25. And they journeyed from Haradah and camped at Makheloth.

26. And they journeyed from Makheloth and camped at Tahath.

27. And they journeyed from Tahath and camped at Tarah.

28. And they journeyed from tarah and camped at Mithkah.

29. And they journeyed from Mithkah and camped at Hashmonah.

30. And they journeyed from Hashmonah and camped at Moseroth.

31. And they journeyed from Moseroth and camped at Bene·jaakan.

32. And they journeyed from Bene·jaakan and camped at Hor·hagigdad.

33. And they journeyed from Hor·hagigdad and camped at Jotbathah.

34. And they journeyed from Jotbathah and camped at Abronah.

35. And they journeyed from Abronah and camped at Ezion·geber.

36. And they journeyed from Ezion·geber and camped in the wilderness of Zin, which is Kadesh.

37. And they journeyed from Kadesh and camped at Mount Hor, at the edge of the land of Edom.

38. And Aaron the priest went up to Mount Hor at the commandment of the Lord, and he died there in the fortieth year from the coming out of the children of Israel from the land of Egypt, in the fifth month on the first of the month.

39. And Aaron was one hundred and twenty-three years old when he died in Mount Hor.

40. And the Canaanite, King Arad, who dwelt in the Negeb, in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the children of Israel.

41. And they journeyed from Mount Hor and camped at Zalmonah.

42. And they journeyed from Zalmonah and camped at Punon.

43. And they journeyed from Punon and camped at Oboth.

44. And they journeyed from Oboth and camped at Ijea·haabarim in the territory of Moab.

45. And they journeyed from Ijim and camped at Dibon Gad.

46. And they journeyed from Dibon Gad and camped at Almon·diblathaimah.

47. And they journeyed from Almon·diblathaimah and camped in the mountains of Abarim, before Nebo.

48. And they journeyed from the mountains of Abarim and camped in the plains of Moab, by Jordan at Jericho.

49. And they camped by the Jordan from Beth·hajeshimoth to Abel·Shittim, in the plains of Moab.

50. And Jehovah spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab, by Jordan at Jericho, saying,

51.“Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, ‘When you have passed through the Jordan to the land of Canaan,

52.The you shall drive out all who are dwelling in the land before you and destroy all their idols, and all their molten images you shall destroy. And you shall utterly destroy all their high places.

53.And you shall take possession of the land and dwell in it, for I have given the land to you to possess it.

54.And you shall inherit the land by lot according to your families; to more you shall increase his inheritance, and to fewer you shall diminish his inheritance. Wherever the lot falls for him shall be his; according to the tribes of your fathers shall you inherit.

55.But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall come to pass that those of them who remain will be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and they vex you in the land in which you are dwelling.

56.And it shall come to pass that just as I thought to do to them, I will do to you.’”

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1. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

2.“Command the children of Israel, and say to them, ‘When you come into the land of Canaan, this is the land which will fall to you as an inheritance: the land of Canaan according to its borders.

3.And your south portion shall be from the wilderness of Zin as far as the side of Edom, and your southern boundary shall be from the end of the Salt Sea eastward.

4.And your border shall go round from the south to the ascent of Akrabim, and pass through Zin, and it shall continue from the south to Kadesh·barnea, and go on to Hazar-addar, and pass on to Azmon.

5.And the border shall go round from Azmon to the river of Egypt, and its end shall be at the sea.

6.For the border westward, you shall have the Great Sea. And this shall be your border, the border of the sea.

7.And this shall be your northern border: from the Great Sea mark out for yourselves Mount Hor.

8.From Mount Hor mark out to the outskirts of Hamath, and the border shall continue to Zedad.

9.And the border shall go on to Ziphron, and its end shall be at Hazar·enan; this shall be your northern border.

10.And you shall mark out for yourselves for the eastern border from Hazar·enan to Shepham.

11.And the border shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, east of Ain, and go the border shall descend and run along the eastern side of the Chinnereth Sea.

12.And the border shall go down along the Jordan, and its end shall be the Salt Sea: this shall be your land according to its borders round about it.’”

13. And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, “This is the land which you shall inherit by lot that Jehovah commanded to be given to the nine tribes and to the half tribe.

14.For the tribe of the children of the Reubenites according to the house of their fathers, and the tribe of the children of the Gadites according to the house of their fathers, have taken their inheritance, and the half tribe of Manasseh has taken their inheritance.

15.The two and a half tribes have taken their inheritance on this side of Jordan, eastward from Jericho toward the sunrising.”

16. And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying,

17.These are the names of the men who shall divide the land as an inheritence for you: Eleazar the priest, and Joshua ben-Nun.

18.You shall also take one prince, a prince from each tribe, to divide the land as an inheritance.

19.And these are the names of the men: Of the tribe of Judah, Caleb ben-Jephunneh;

20.and of the tribe of the children of Simeon, Shemuel ben-Ammihud;

21.of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad ben-Chislon;

22.and of the tribe of the children of Dan, prince Bukki ben Jogli;

23.from the children of Joseph, of the tribe of the children of Manasseh, prince Hanniel ben-Ephod;

24.and of the tribe of the children of Ephraim, prince Kemuel ben-Shiphtan;

25.and of the tribe of the children of Zebulun, prince Elizaphan ben-Parnach;

26.and of the tribe of the children of Issachar, prince Paltiel ben-Azzan;

27.and of the tribe of the children of Asher, prince Ahihud ben-Shelomi;

28.and of the tribe of the children of Naphtali, prince Pedahel ben-Ammihud.”

29. These were those that Jehovah commanded to divide the inheritance of the children of Israel in the land of Canaan.

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1. And Jehovah spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab, by Jordan, at Jericho, saying,

2.“Command the children of Israel, that from the inheritance of their possession, they give cities to the Levites to dwell in. And you shall give the open field around the cities to the Levites.

3.And their cities to dwell in, and their open fields shall be for their cattle, and for their goods, and for all their beasts.

4.And the open fields of the cities that you shall give to the Levites shall extend from the wall of the city and outward a thousand cubits round about.

5.And you shall measure from outside the city on the east side two thousand cubits, and on the south side two thousand cubits, and on the west side two thousand cubits, and on the north side two thousand cubits; and the city shall be in the middle. This shall be for them the open fields of the cities.

6.And of the cities that you shall give to the Levites, six shall be cities of refuge which you shall designate for the manslayer that he may flee there. Besides them, you shall also give forty-two cities.

7.All the cities which you shall give to the Levites shall be forty-eight cities, them with their open fields.

8.And the cities which you shall give from the possession of the children of Israel: from those with many you shall take many, and from those with fewer you shall take fewer. Each tribe according to the size of its inheritance which they have inherited shall give of its cities to the Levites.”

9. And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

10.“Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them, ‘When you have passed through the Jordan to the land of Canaan,

11.then you shall appoint cities for yourselves. They shall be cities of refuge for you, and a manslayer who strikes down a man unintentionally may flee there.

12.And they shall be your cities for refuge from the avenger that the manslayer does not die before he stands before the congregation for judgment.

13.And the cities that you give shall be six cities of refuge for you.

14.Three cities shall you give beyond the Jordan, and three cities shall you give in the land of Canaan; they shall be cities of refuge.

15.These six cities shall be for the children of Israel, and for the stranger, and for the sojourner among you; everyone who strikes down a man unintentionally may flee for refuge there.

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.

17.And if he strikes him down with a stone in his hand by which he could die, and he does die, he is a murderer. The murderer shall surely be put to death.

18.Or if he strike him with a wooden object in his hand that could cause death, and he dies, he is a murderer. The murderer shall surely be put to death.

19.The avenger of blood himself shall kill the murderer; when he finds him, he shall kill him.

20.Or if he thrusts at him in hatred or hurls something at him, lying in wait, and he dies,

21.or he strikes him down with his hand in enmity, and he dies, then he who struck him shall surely be put to death. He is a murderer. The avenger of blood shall kill the murderer when he finds him.

22.But if he pushes him suddenly without hatred, or throws any object at him without lying in wait,

23.or he drops any stone on him with which he could kill without seeing him, and he dies, and he was not his enemy, nor did he seek his harm,

24.then the congregation shall judge between the manslayer and the avenger of blood according to these judgments.

25.And the congregation shall deliver the manslayer from the hand of the avenger of blood, and the congregation shall return him to the city of his refuge where he fled, and he shall live in it until the death of the high priest who was anointed with holy oil.

26.But if the manslayer at any time goes outside the boundary of the city of his refuge where he fled,

27.and the avenger of blood finds him outside of the boundary of the city of his refuge, and the avenger of blood kill the manslayer, he will not be guilty of blood,

28.because he must dwell in the city of his refuge until the death of the high priest, and after the death of the high priest the manslayer may return to the city of his possession.

29.And these things shall be a statute of judgment for you throughout your generations in all your dwelling places.

30.Anyone who strikes down a man according to the word of witnesses, the murderer shall be killed, but one witness shall not testify against a man to put him to death.

31.And you shall not take a ransom for the life of a murderer who is guilty unto death, but he shall surely be put to death.

32.And you shall take no ransom for him who flees to a city for his refuge to let him return to dwell in the land until the death of the priest.

33.And you shall not pollute the land that you are in, for the blood pollutes the land, and for the land, no atonement can be made for the blood that is shed in it except by the blood of him who shed it.

34.Do not pollute the land in which you dwell, in the midst of which I dwell, for I, Jehovah, dwell in the midst of the children of Israel.

Numbers 36

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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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