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Acts and reports of the spies:

NUMBERS. At which the people murmur,

21 ¶ So they went up, and searched the land of Egypt! or would God we had died land from the wilderness of Zin unto Re-in this wilderness! hob, as men come to Hamath.

3 And wherefore hath the LORD brought

22 And they ascended by the south, and us unto this land, to fall by the sword, that came unto Hebron; where Ahiman, She-our wives and our children should be a shai, and Talmai, the children of Anak, prey? were it not better for us to return were. (Now Hebron was built seven years into Egypt?

before Zoan in Egypt.)

4 And they said one to another, Let us

23 And they came unto the brook of make a captain, and let us return inte Eshcol, and cut down from thence a branch Egypt.

with one cluster of grapes, and they bare 5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their it between two upon a staff; and they faces before all the assembly of the conbrought of the pomegranates, and of the figs. gregation of the children of Israel.

24 The place was called the brook 6 ¶ And Joshua the son of Nun, and Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of which the children of Israel cut down them that searched the land, rent their from thence. clothes:

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

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

7 And they spake unto all the company of the children of Israel, saying, The land, which we passed through to search it, is an exceeding good land.

8 If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.

9 Only rebel not ye against the LORD, neither fear ye the people of the land: for 27 And they told him, and said, We they are bread for us: their defence is decame unto the land whither thou sentest parted from them, and the LORD is with us, and surely it floweth with milk and us: fear them not. honey; and this is the fruit of it.

10 But all the congregation bade stone 28 Nevertheless, the people be strong them with stones. And the glory of the LORD that dwell in the land, and the cities are appeared in the tabernacle of the congrewalled, and very great: and moreover, gation before all the children of Israel. we saw the children of Anak there. 11 And the LORD said unto Moses,

29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of How long will this people provoke me? the south and the Hittites, and the Jebu- and how long will it be ere they believe sites, and the Amorites, dwell in the moun-me, for all the signs which I have shewed tains; and the Canaanites dwell by the among them? sca, and by the coast of Jordan.

30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.

12 I will smite them with the pestilence, and disinherit them, and will make of thee a greater nation and mightier than they.

13 T And Moses said unto the LORD, Then the Egyptians shall hear it, (for thou 31 But the men that went up with him broughtest up this people in thy might said, We be not able to go up against the from among them ;).

people; for they are stronger than we. 14 And they will tell it to the inhabit

32 And they brought up an evil report ants of this land: for they have heard that of the land which they had searched unto thou LORD art among this people, that thou the children of Israel, saying, The land LORD art seen face to face, and that thy through which we have gone to search it, cloud standeth over them, and that thou is a land that eateth up the inhabitants goest before them, by day-time in a pillar thereof; and all the people that we saw in of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by it are men of a great stature.


33 And there we saw the giants, the 15 Now if thou shalt kill all this people sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and as one man, then the nations which have we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, heard the fame of thee will speak, saying, and so we were in their sight.


16 Because the LORD was not able to bring this people into the land which he

AND all the congregation lifted up sware unto them, therefore he hath slain

ple wept that night.

their voice, and cried; and the peo-them in the wilderness. 17 And now, I beseech thee, let the 2 And all the children of Israel mur-power of my LORD be great, according as mured against Moses and against Aaron: thou hast spoken, saying,

and the whole congregation said unto 18 The LORD is long-suffering, and of them, Would God that we had died in the great mercy, forgiving iniquity and trans

and are threatened.

CHAP. XV. The Amalekites discomfi them. gression, and by no means clearing the wilderness they shall be consume and guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers there they shall die.

upon the children unto the third and fourth 36 And the men which Moses sent to generation. search the land, who returned, and made

19 Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity all the congregation to murmur against of this people according unto the greatness him, by bringing up a slander upon the land, of thy mercy, and as thou hast forgiven 37 Even those men that did bring up this people, from Egypt even until now. the evil report upon the land, died by the 20 And the LORD said, I have pardoned plague before the LORD. according to thy word:

21 But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the LORD. 22 Because all those men which have seen my glory, and my miracles, which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have tempted me now these ten times, and have not hearkened to my voice;

38 But Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, which were of the men that went to search the land, lived still.

39 And Moses told these sayings unto all the children of Israel: and the people mourned greatly.

40 ¶ And they rose up early in the morning, and gat them up into the top of the 23 Surely they shall not see the land mountain, saying, Lo, we be here, and will which I sware unto their fathers, neither go up unto the place which the LORD hath

shall any of them that provoked me see it: promised: for we have sinned.

24 But my servant Caleb, because he 41 And Moses said, Wherefore now do had another spirit with him, and hath fol-ye transgress the commandment of the lowed me fully, him will I bring into the LORD? but it shall not prosper. land whereinto he went ; and his seed shall 42 Go not up, for the LORD is not among possess it. you; that ye be not smitten before your enemies.

25 (Now the Amalekites, and the Canaanites dwelt in the valley.) To-morrow turn you, and get you into the ness by the way of the Red sea. 26 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

43 For the Amalekites and the Canaanwilder-ites are there before you, and ye shall fall by the sword: because ye are turned away from the LORD, therefore the LORD will not be with you.

27 How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmur against me. 28 Say unto them, As truly as I live, saith the LORD, as ye have spoken in mine ears, so will I do to you:

29 Your carcasses shall fall in this wilderness; and all that were numbered of

44 But they presumed to go up unto the hill-top: nevertheless the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and Moses, departed not out of the camp.

45 Then the Amalekites came down, and the Canaanites which dwelt in that hill, and smote them, and discomfited them, even unto Hormah. CHAP. XV.

you, according to your whole number, from AND, the LORD spake unto Moses, twenty years old and upward, which have murmured against me.


2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land of your habitations, which I give unto

30 Doubtless ye shall not come into the land concerning which I sware to make you dwell therein, save Caleb the son of you, Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.

3 And will make an offering by fire unto 31 But your little ones, which ye said the LORD, a burnt-offering, or a sacrifice should be a prey, them will I bring in, and in performing a vow, or in a free-wil they shall know the land which ye have fering, or in your solemn feasts, to make a despised. sweet savour unto the LORD, of the herd, or of the flock:

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

4 Then shall he that offereth his offer33 And your children shall wander in ing unto the LORD bring a meat-offering of the wilderness forty years, and bear your a tenth-deal of flour mingled with the whoredoms, until your carcasses be wasted fourth part of a hin of oil. in the wilderness. 5 And the fourth part of a hin of wine 34 After the number of the days in for a drink-offering shalt thou prepare with which ye searched the land, even forty the burnt-offering or sacrifice, for oneJamb. days (each day for a year) shall ye bear 6 Or for a ram, thou shalt prepare for a your iniquities, even forty years and ye meat-offering two tenth-deals of flour minshall know my breach of promise. gled with the third part of a hin of oil. 35 I the LORD have said, I will surely 7 And for a drink-offering thou shalt do it unto all this evil congregation, that offer the third part of a hin of wine, for are gathered together against me: in this a sweet savour unto the LORD.

The law of sundry offerings.

NUMBERS. The sabbath-breaker stoned.

8 And when thou preparest a bullock dren of Israel, and it shall be forgiven for a burnt-offering, or for a sacrifice in them; for it is ignorance: and they shall performing a vow, or peace-offerings unto bring their offering, a sacrifice made by fire the LORD: unto the LORD, and their sin-offering be9 Then shall he bring with a bullock a fore the LORD, for their ignorance: meat-offering of three tenth-deals of flour 26 And it shall be forgiven all the conmingled with half a hin of oil. gregation of the children of Israel, and the 10 And thou shalt bring for a drink-of-stranger that sojourneth among them; seefering half a hip of wine, for an offering ing all the people were in ignorance. made by fire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD:

11 Thus shall it be done for one bullock, or for one ram, or for a lamb, or a kid. 12 According to the number that ye shall prepare, so shall ye do to every one according to their number.

27 ¶ And if any soul sin through ignorance, then he shall bring a she-goat of the first year for a sin-offering.

28 And the priest shall make an atonement for the soul that sinneth ignorantly, when he sinneth by ignorance before the LORD, to make an atonement for him; and it shall be forgiven him.

29 Ye shall have one law for him that

13 All that are born of the country shall do these things after this manner, in offering an offering made by fire, of a sweet sinneth through ignorance, both for him savour unto the LORD. that is born among the children of Israel, 14 And if a stranger sojourn with you, and for the stranger that sojourneth among or whosoever be among you in your gene-them. rations, and will offer an offering made by 30 ¶ But the soul that doeth aught prefire, of a sweet savour unto the LORD; as sumptuously, whether he be born in the ye do, so he shall do. land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth 15 One ordinance shall be both for you the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off of the congregation, and also for the stran- from among his people. ger that sojourneth with you, an ordinance 31 Because he hath despised the word for ever in your generations: as ye are, so of the LORD, and hath broken his comshall the stranger be before the LORD. mandment, that soul shall utterly be cut off; his iniquity shall be upon him.

16 One law and one manner shall be for you, and for the stranger that sojourneth with you.

17 ¶ And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

18 Speak unto the children of Israel, and gay unto them, When ye come into the land whither I bring you,

32 And while the children of Israel were in the wilderness, they found a man that gathered sticks upon the sabbath-day.

33 And they that found him gathering sticks brought him unto Moses and Aaron, and unto all the congregation.

34 And they put him in ward, because it was not declared what should be done to

19 Then it shall be, that when ye eat of the bread of the land, ye shall offer up him. a heave-offering unto the LORD.

35 And the LORD said unto Moses, The 20 Ye shall offer up a cake of the first man shall be surely put to death: all the of your dough for a heave-offering: as ye congregation shall stone him with stones do the heave-offering of the threshing-without the camp.

floor, so shall ye heave it.

36 And all the congregation brought him

21 Of the first of your dough ye shall without the camp, and stoned him with give unto the LORD a heave-offering in stones, and he died; as the LORD comyour generations. manded Moses.

22 ¶ And if ye have erred, and not ob- 37 And the LORD spake unto Moses, served all these commandments which the saying, LORD hath spoken unto Moses,

38 Speak unto the children of Israel, 23 Even all that the LORD hath com- and bid them that they make them fiinges manded you by the hand of Moses, from in the borders of their garments throughthe day that the LORD commanded Moses, out theirgenerations, and that they put upon and henceforward among your generations; the fringe of the borders a riband of blue : 24 Then it shall be, if aught be com- 39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, mitted by ignorance without the know- that ye may look upon it, and remember ledge of the congregation, that all the con-all the commandments of the LORD, and gregation shall offer one young bullock for do them; and that ye seek not after your a burnt-offering, for a sweet savour unto own heart and your own eyes, after which the LORD, with his meat-offering, and his ye use to go a whoring:

drink-offering, according to the manner, 40 That ye may remember, and do all and one kid of the goats for a sin-offering. my commandments, and be holy unto your 25 And the priest shall make an atone-Goi.

ment for all the congregation of the chil- 41 I am the LORD your God, which

The rebellion


of Korah.

brought you out of the land of Egypt, to fering: I have not taken one ass from be your God: I am the LORD your God.


NOW the son of Levi, and Da-
OW Korah, the son of Izhar, the son

than and Abiram, the sons of Eliab; and
On, the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben,
took men;

them, neither have I hurt one of them.

16 And Moses said unto Korah, Be thou, and they, and Aaron, tomorrow thou and all thy company before the LORD,

17 And take every man his censer, and put incense in them, and bring ye before the LORD every man his censer, two hun2 And they rose up before Moses, with dred and fifty censers; thou also and certain of the children of Israel, two hun- Aaron each of you his censer. dred and fifty princes of the assembly, fa- 18 And they took every man his cenmous in the congregation, men of renown: ser, and put fire in them, and laid incense 3 And they gathered themselves toge- thereon, and stood in the door of the tather against Moses and against Aaron, and bernacle of the congregation with Moses said unto them, Ye take too much upon and Aaron. you, seeing all the congregation are holy, 19 And Korah gathered all the congreevery one of them, and the LORD is among gation against them unto the door of the them: wherefore then lift ye up yourselves tabernacle of the congregation: and the above the congregation of the LORD? glory of the LORD appeared unto all the

. And when Moses heard it, he fell congregation.

upon his face:

20 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

21 Separate yourselves from among this

5 And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company, saying, Even to-morrow the LORD will shew who are his, and who congregation, that I may consume them is holy; and will cause him to come near in a moment. unto him: even him whom he hath chosen will he cause to come near unto him. 6 This do; Take you censers, Korah, and all his company;

7 And put fire therein, and put incense in them before the LORD to-morrow and it shall be that the man whom the LORD doth choose, he shall be holy: ye take too much upon you, ye sons of Levi.

8 And Moses said unto Korah, Hear, I pray you, ye sons of Levi:

22 And they fell upon their faces, and said, O God, the God of the spirits of all flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the congregation?

23 T And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

24 Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.

25 And Moses rose up, and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the elders of Israel followed him.

9 Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of Israel hath separated you 26 And he spake unto the congregation, from the congregation of Israel, to bring saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tents you near to himself to do the service of of these wicked men, and touch nothing of the tabernacle of the LORD, and to stand theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins. before the congregation to minister unto 27 So they gat up from the tabernacle them? of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every

10 And he hath brought thee near to side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, him, and all thy brethren the sons of Levi and stood in the door of their tents, and with thee: and seek ye the priesthood also? their wives, and their sons, and their little 11 For which cause both thou and all children. thy company are gathered together against the LORD: and what is Aaron, that ye murmur-gainst him?

12 And Moses sent to call Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab: which said, We will not come up:

28 And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the LORD hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind.

29 If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the 13 Is it a small thing that thou hast visitation of all men; then the LORD hath brought us up out of a land that floweth not sent me. with milk and honey, to kill us in the wilderness, except thou make thyself altogether a prince over us?

30 But if the LORD make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, 14 Moreover, thou hast not brought us and they go down quick into the pit; then into a land that floweth with milk and ye shall understand that these men have honey, or given us inheritance of fields and provoked the LORD.

vineyards: wilt thou put out the eyes of 31 ¶ And it came to pass, as he had these men? we will not come up. made an end of speaking all these words, 15 And Moses was very wroth, and said that the ground clave asunder that was unto the LORD, Respect not thou their of-under them:

The punishment of Korah.


Aaron's rod budding.

32 And the earth opened her mouth, the living; and the plague was stayed. and swallowed them up, and their houses, 49 Now they that died in the plague and all the men that appertained unto Ko-were fourteen thousand and seven hunrah, and all their goods. dred, besides them that died about the matter of Korah.

33 They, and all that appertained to them went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.

34 And all Israel that were round about

50 And Aaron returned unto Moses unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the plague was stayed. CHAP. XVII.

ND the LORD spake unto Moses, say

them, fled at the cry of them: for they Aing,

said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.

35 And there came out a fire from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense.

36 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

37 Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter thou the fire yonder; for they are hallowed.

38 The censers of these sinners against their own souls, let them make them broad plates for a covering of the altar: for they offered them before the LORD, therefore they are hallowed: and they shall be a sign unto the children of Israel.

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of every one of them a rod according to the house of their fathers, of all their princes according to the house of their fathers, twelve rods: write thou every man's name upon his rod.

3 And thou shalt write Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers.

4 And thou shalt lay them up in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where I will meet with you.

5 And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod whom I shall choose shall 39 And Eleazar the priest took the bra- blossom: and I will make to cease from zen censers, wherewith they that were me the murmurings of the children of Isburnt had offered; and they were made rael, whereby they murmur against you. broad plates for a covering of the altar: 6 And Moses spake unto the children 40 To be a memorial unto the children of Israel, and every one of their princes of Israel, that no stranger, which is not of gave him a rod apiece, for each prince the seed of Aaron, come near to offer in-one, according to their fathers' houses, cense before the LORD; that he be not as even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron Korah, and as his company as the LORD was among their rods. said to him by the hand of Moses.

7 And Moses laid up the rods before the LORD in the tabernacle of witness.

41 But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured 8 And it came to pass, that on the moragainst Moses and against Aaron, saying, row Moses went into the tabernacle of Ye have killed the people of the LORD. witness; and behold, the rod of Aaron 42 And it came to pass when the con- for the house of Levi was budded, and gregation was gathered against Moses and brought forth buds, and bloomed blossoms, against Aaron, that they looked toward and yielded almonds.

the tabernacle of the congregation and 9 And Moses brought out all the rods behold, the cloud covered it, and the from before the LORD unto all the children glory of the LORD appeared. of Israel: and they looked, and took

43 And Moses and Aaron came before every man his rod. the tabernacle of the congregation. 44 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

45 Get you up from among this congregation, that I may consume them as in a moment. And they fell upon their faces.

10 And the LORD said unto Moses, Bring Aaron's rod again before the testimony, to be kept for a token against the rebels; and thou shalt quite take away their murmurings from me, that they die not. 11 And Moses did so: as the LORD commanded him, so did he.

12 And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, we all perish.

46 ¶ And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun. 47 And Aaron took as Moses command-shall ed, and ran into the midst of the congre

gation; and behold, the plague was begun among the people: and he put on incense, and made an atonement for the people.

48 And he stood between the dead and

13 Whosoever cometh any thing near unto the tabernacle of the LORD shall die: we be consumed with dying?


and thy sons, and thy father's house with thee, shall bear the iniquity of the sanctuary, and thou and thy sons with thee

ND the LORD said unto Aaron, Thou,

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