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THE FOURTH BOOK OF MOSES, CALLED NUMBERS.

CHAPTER 1

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses in the wilderness of
Sinai, in the tabernacle of the congregation, on the first day
of the second month, in the second year after they were
come out of the land of Egypt, saying,

2 Take ye the sum of all the congregation of the children of
Isra’Al, after their families, by the house of their fathers, with
the number of their names, every male by their polls;

3 From twenty years old and upward, all that are able to go
forth to war in Isra’Al: thou and Aaron shall number them by
their armies.

4 And with you there shall be a man of every tribe; every
one head of the house of his fathers.

5 And these are the names of the men that shall stand
with you: of the tribe o/Reuben; Alizur the son of Shedeur.

6 Of Simeon; Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

7 Of Yudah; Nahshon the son of Amminadab.

8 Of Issachar; Nethaneel the son of Zuar.

9 Of Zebulun; Aliab the son of Helon.

10 Of the children of Joseph: of Ephraim; Alishama the son
of Ammihud: of Manasseh; Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

11 Of Benjamin; Abidan the son of Gideoni.

12 Of Dan; Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

13 Of Asher; Pagiel the son of Ocran.

14 Of Gad; Aliasaph the son of Deuel.

15 Of Naphtali; Ahira the son of Enan.

16 These were the renowned of the congregation, princes of
the tribes of their fathers, heads of thousands in Isra’Al.

17 And Moses and Aaron took these men which are
expressed by their names:

18 And they assembled all the congregation together on the
first day of the second month, and they declared their
pedigrees after their families, by the house of their fathers,
according to the number of the names, from twenty years
old and upward, by their polls.

19 As Ay’ah commanded Moses, so he numbered them
in the wilderness of Sinai.

20 And the children of Reuben, Isra’Al’s eldest son, by their
generations, after their families, by the house of their
fathers, according to the number of the names, by their
polls, every male from twenty years old and upward, all
that were able to go forth to war;

21 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of
Reuben, were forty and six thousand and five hundred.

22 ‘|[ Of the children of Simeon, by their generations, after
their families, by the house of their fathers, those that were
numbered of them, according to the number of the names,
by their polls, every male from twenty years old and
upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

23 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of
Simeon, were fifty and nine thousand and three hundred.

24 Of the children of Gad, by their generations, after their
families, by the house of their fathers, according to the
number of the names, from twenty years old and upward,
all that were able to go forth to war;

25 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of
Gad, were forty and five thousand six hundred and fifty.

26 Of the children of Yudah, by their generations, after
their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the
number of the names, from twenty years old and upward,
all that were able to go forth to war;

27 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of
Yudah, were threescore and fourteen thousand and six
hundred.

28 Of the children of Issachar, by their generations, after
their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the
number of the names, from twenty years old and upward,
all that were able to go forth to war;

29 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of
Issachar, were fifty and four thousand and four hundred.

30 ‘|[ Of the children of Zebulun, by their generations, after
their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the
number of the names, from twenty years old and upward,
all that were able to go forth to war;

31 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of
Zebulun, were fifty and seven thousand and four hundred.

32 Of the children of Joseph, namely, of the children of
Ephraim, by their generations, after their families, by the
house of their fathers, according to the number of the
names, from twenty years old and upward, all that were
able to go forth to war;

33 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of
Ephraim, were forty thousand and five hundred.

34 Of the children of Manasseh, by their generations,
after their families, by the house of their fathers, according
to the number of the names, from twenty years old and
upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

35 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of
Manasseh, were thirty and two thousand and two hundred.

36 Of the children of Benjamin, by their generations, after
their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the
number of the names, from twenty years old and upward,
all that were able to go forth to war;

37 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of
Benjamin, were thirty and five thousand and four hundred.

38 ‘|[ Of the children of Dan, by their generations, after their
families, by the house of their fathers, according to the
number of the names, from twenty years old and upward,
all that were able to go forth to war;

39 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of
Dan, were threescore and two thousand and seven hundred.

40 Of the children of Asher, by their generations, after
their families, by the house of their fathers, according to the
number of the names, from twenty years old and upward,
all that were able to go forth to war;

41 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of
Asher, were forty and one thousand and five hundred.

42 Of the children of Naphtali, throughout their
generations, after their families, by the house of their
fathers, according to the number of the names, from twenty

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years old and upward, all that were able to go forth to war;

43 Those that were numbered of them, even of the tribe of
Naphtali, were fifty and three thousand and four hundred.

44 These are those that were numbered, which Moses and
Aaron numbered, and the princes of Isra’Al, being twelve
men: each one was for the house of his fathers.

45 So were all those that were numbered of the children of
Isra’Al, by the house of their fathers, from twenty years old
and upward, all that were able to go forth to war in Isra’Al;

46 Even all they that were numbered were six hundred
thousand and three thousand and five hundred and fifty.

47 f But the Levites after the tribe of their fathers were not
numbered among them.

48 For Ay’ah had spoken unto Moses, saying,

49 Only thou shalt not number the tribe of Levi, neither
take the sum of them among the children of Isra’Al:

50 But thou shalt appoint the Levites over the tabernacle of
testimony, and over all the vessels thereof, and over all
things that belong to it: they shall bear the tabernacle, and
all the vessels thereof; and they shall minister unto it, and
shall encamp round about the tabernacle.

51 And when the tabernacle setteth forward, the Levites
shall take it down: and when the tabernacle is to be pitched,
the Levites shall set it up: and the stranger that cometh nigh
shall be put to death.

52 And the children of Isra’Al shall pitch their tents, every
man by his own camp, and every man by his own standard,
throughout their hosts.

53 But the Levites shall pitch round about the tabernacle of
testimony, that there be no wrath upon the congregation of
the children of Isra’Al: and the Levites shall keep the charge
of the tabernacle of testimony.

54 And the children of Isra’Al did according to all that the
Lord commanded Moses, so did they.

CHAPTER 2

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

2 Every man of the children of Isra’Al shall pitch by his own
standard, with the ensign of their father’s house: far off
about the tabernacle of the congregation shall they pitch.

3 And on the east side toward the rising of the sun shall
they of the standard of the camp of ludah pitch throughout
their armies: and Nahshon the son of Amminadab shall be
captain of the children of ludah.

4 And his host, and those that were numbered of them, were
threescore and fourteen thousand and six hundred.

5 And those that do pitch next unto him shall be the tribe of
Issachar: and Nethaneel the son of Zuar shall be captain of
the children of Issachar.

6 And his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were
fifty and four thousand and four hundred.

7 Then the tribe of Zebulun: and Aliab the son of Helon
shall be captain of the children of Zebulun.

8 And his host, and those that were numbered thereof, were
fifty and seven thousand and four hundred.

9 All that were numbered in the camp of Yudah were an
hundred thousand and fourscore thousand and six thousand
and four hundred, throughout their armies. These shall first
set forth.

10 On the south side shall be the standard of the camp of
Reuben according to their armies: and the captain of the
children of Reuben shall be Alizur the son of Shedeur.

11 And his host, and those that were numbered thereof,
were forty and six thousand and five hundred.

12 And those which pitch by him shall be the tribe of
Simeon: and the captain of the children of Simeon shall be
Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

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

14 Then the tribe of Gad: and the captain of the sons of Gad
shall be Aliasaph the son of Reuel.

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

16 All that were numbered in the camp of Reuben were an
hundred thousand and fifty and one thousand and four
hundred and fifty, throughout their armies. And they shall
set forth in the second rank.

17 Then the tabernacle of the congregation shall set
forward with the camp of the Levites in the midst of the
camp: as they encamp, so shall they set forward, every man
in his place by their standards.

18 On the west side shall be the standard of the camp of
Ephraim according to their armies: and the captain of the
sons of Ephraim shall be Alishama the son of Ammihud.

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

20 And by him shall be the tribe of Manasseh: and the
captain of the children of Manasseh shall be Gamaliel the
son of Pedahzur.

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

22 Then the tribe of Benjamin: and the captain of the sons
of Benjamin shall be Abidan the son of Gideoni.

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

24 All that were numbered of the camp of Ephraim were an
hundred thousand and eight thousand and an hundred,
throughout their armies. And they shall go forward in the
third rank.

25 ‘I The standard of the camp of Dan shall be on the north
side by their armies: and the captain of the children of Dan
shall be Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

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

27 And those that encamp by him shall be the tribe of
Asher: and the captain of the children of Asher shall be
Pagiel the son of Ocran.

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

29 Then the tribe of Naphtali: and the captain of the
children of Naphtali shall be Ahira the son of Enan.

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

31 All they that were numbered in the camp of Dan were an
hundred thousand and fifty and seven thousand and six
hundred. They shall go hindmost with their standards.

32 ‘|[ These are those which were numbered of the children
of Isra’Al by the house of their fathers: all those that were

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numbered of the camps throughout their hosts were six
hundred thousand and three thousand and five hundred and
fifty.

33 But the Levites were not numbered among the children
of Isra’Al; as Ay’ah commanded Moses.

34 And the children of Isra’Al did according to all that the
Lord commanded Moses: so they pitched by their
standards, and so they set forward, every one after their
families, according to the house of their fathers.

CHAPTER 3

THESE also are the generations of Aaron and Moses in the
day that Ay’ah spake with Moses in mount Sinai.

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

3 These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests
which were anointed, whom he consecrated to minister in
the priest’s office.

4 And Nadab and Abihu died before Ay’ah, when they
offered strange fire before Ay’ah, in the wilderness of
Sinai, and they had no children: and Aleazar and Ithamar
ministered in the priest’s office in the sight of Aaron their
father.

5 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

6 Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before
Aaron the priest, that they may minister unto him.

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

8 And they shall keep all the instruments of the tabernacle
of the congregation, and the charge of the children of Isra’Al,
to do the service of the tabernacle.

9 And thou shalt give the Levites unto Aaron and to his
sons: they are wholly given unto him out of the children of
Isra’Al.

10 And thou shalt appoint Aaron and his sons, and they
shall wait on their priest’s office: and the stranger that
cometh nigh shall be put to death.

11 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

12 And I, behold, I have taken the Levites from among the
children of Isra’Al instead of all the firstborn that openeth the
matrix among the children of Isra’Al: therefore the Levites
shall be mine;

13 Because all the firstborn are mine; for on the day that I
smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt I hallowed unto
me all the firstborn in Isra’Al, both man and beast: mine shall
they be: I am Ay’ah.

14 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses in the wilderness of
Sinai, saying,

15 Number the children of Levi after the house of their
fathers, by their families: every male from a month old and
upward shalt thou number them.

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

17 And these were 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

Izehar, Hebron, and Uzziel.

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

21 Of Gershon was the family of the Libnites, and the
family of the Shimites: these are the families of the
Gershonites.

22 Those that were numbered of them, according to the
number of all the males, from a month old and upward,
even those that were numbered of them were seven
thousand and five hundred.

23 The families of the Gershonites shall pitch behind the
tabernacle westward.

24 And the chief of the house of the father of the
Gershonites shall be Aliasaph the son of Lael.

25 And the charge of the sons of Gershon in the tabernacle
of the congregation shall be the tabernacle, and the tent, the
covering thereof, and the hanging for the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation,

26 And the hangings of the court, and the curtain for the
door of the court, which is by the tabernacle, and by the
altar round about, and the cords of it for all the service
thereof.

27 And of Kohath was the family of the Amramites, and
the family of the Izeharites, and the family of the
Hebronites, and the family of the Uzzielites: these are the
families of the Kohathites.

28 In the number of all the males, from a month old and
upward, were eight thousand and six hundred, keeping the
charge of the sanctuary.

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

30 And the chief of the house of the father of the families of
the Kohathites shall be Alizaphan the son of Uzziel.

31 And their charge shall be the ark, and the table, and the
candlestick, and the altars, and the vessels of the sanctuary
wherewith they minister, and the hanging, and all the
service thereof.

32 And Aleazar the son of Aaron the priest shall be chief
over the chief of the Levites, and have the oversight of
them that keep the charge of the sanctuary.

33 Of Merari was the family of the Mahlites, and the
family of the Mushites: these are the families of Merari.

34 And those that were numbered of them, according to the
number of all the males, from a month old and upward,
were six thousand and two hundred.

35 And the chief of the house of the father of the families of
Merari was Zuriel the son of Abihail: these shall pitch on
the side of the tabernacle northward.

36 And under the custody and charge of the sons of Merari
shall be the boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof,
and the pillars thereof, and the sockets thereof, and all the
vessels thereof, and all that serveth thereto,

37 And the pillars of the court round about, and their
sockets, and their pins, and their cords.

38 f But those that encamp before the tabernacle toward the
east, even before the tabernacle of the congregation
eastward, shall be Moses, and Aaron and his sons, keeping
the charge of the sanctuary for the charge of the children of

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Isra’Al; and the stranger that cometh nigh shall be put to
death.

39 All that were numbered of the Levites, which Moses and
Aaron numbered at the commandment of Ay’ah,
throughout their families, all the males from a month old
and upward, were twenty and two thousand.

40 And Ay’ah said unto Moses, Number all the
firstborn of the males of the children of Isra’Al from a month
old and upward, and take the number of their names.

41 And thou shalt take the Levites for me (I am Ay’ah)
instead of all the firstborn among the children of Isra’Al; and
the cattle of the Levites instead of all the firstlings among
the cattle of the children of Isra’Al.

42 And Moses numbered, as Ay’ah commanded him, all
the firstborn among the children of Isra’Al.

43 And all the firstborn males by the number of names,
from a month old and upward, of those that were numbered
of them, were twenty and two thousand two hundred and
threescore and thirteen.

44 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

45 Take the Levites instead of all the firstborn among the
children of Isra’Al, and the cattle of the Levites instead of
their cattle; and the Levites shall be mine: I am Ay’ah.

46 And for those that are to be redeemed of the two
hundred and threescore and thirteen of the firstborn of the
children of Isra’Al, which are more than the Levites;

47 Thou shalt even take five shekels apiece by the poll,
after the shekel of the sanctuary shalt thou take them: (the
shekel is twenty gerahs:)

48 And thou shalt give the money, wherewith the odd
number of them is to be redeemed, unto Aaron and to his
sons.

49 And Moses took the redemption money of them that
were over and above them that were redeemed by the
Levites:

50 Of the firstborn of the children of Isra’Al took he the
money; a thousand three hundred and threescore and five
shekels , after the shekel of the sanctuary:

51 And Moses gave the money of them that were redeemed
unto Aaron and to his sons, according to the word of the
Lord, as Ay’ah commanded Moses.

CHAPTER 4

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

2 Take the sum of the sons of Kohath from among the sons
of Levi, after their families, by the house of their fathers,

3 Lrom thirty years old and upward even until fifty years
old, all that enter into the host, to do the work in the
tabernacle of the congregation.

4 This shall be the service of the sons of Kohath in the
tabernacle of the congregation, about the most holy things:

5 And when the camp setteth forward, Aaron shall come,
and his sons, and they shall take down the covering vail,
and cover the ark of testimony with it:

6 And shall put thereon the covering of badgers’ skins, and
shall spread over it a cloth wholly of blue, and shall put in
the staves thereof.

7 And upon the table of shewbread they shall spread a cloth
of blue, and put thereon the dishes, and the spoons, and the

bowls, and covers to cover withal: and the continual bread
shall be thereon:

8 And they shall spread upon them a cloth of scarlet, and
cover the same with a covering of badgers’ skins, and shall
put in the staves thereof.

9 And they shall take a cloth of blue, and cover the
candlestick of the light, and his lamps, and his tongs, and
his snuffdishes, and all the oil vessels thereof, wherewith
they minister unto it:

10 And they shall put it and all the vessels thereof within a
covering of badgers’ skins, and shall put it upon a bar.

11 And upon the golden altar they shall spread a cloth of
blue, and cover it with a covering of badgers’ skins, and
shall put to the staves thereof:

12 And they shall take all the instruments of ministry,
wherewith they minister in the sanctuary, and put them in a
cloth of blue, and cover them with a covering of badgers’
skins, and shall put them on a bar:

13 And they shall take away the ashes from the altar, and
spread a purple cloth thereon:

14 And they shall put upon it all the vessels thereof,
wherewith they minister about it, even the censers, the
fleshhooks, and the shovels, and the basons, all the vessels
of the altar; and they shall spread upon it a covering of
badgers’ skins, and put to the staves of it.

15 And when Aaron and his sons have made an end of
covering the sanctuary, and all the vessels of the sanctuary,
as the camp is to set forward; after that, the sons of Kohath
shall come to bear it: but they shall not touch any holy
thing, lest they die. These things are the burden of the sons
of Kohath in the tabernacle of the congregation.

16 And to the office of Aleazar the son of Aaron the priest
pertaineth the oil for the light, and the sweet incense, and
the daily meat offering, and the anointing oil, and the
oversight of all the tabernacle, and of all that therein is, in
the sanctuary, and in the vessels thereof.

17 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses and unto Aaron,
saying,

18 Cut ye not off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites
from among the Levites:

19 But thus do unto them, that they may live, and not die,
when they approach unto the most holy things: Aaron and
his sons shall go in, and appoint them every one to his
service and to his burden:

20 But they shall not go in to see when the holy things are
covered, lest they die.

21 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

22 Take also the sum of the sons of Gershon, throughout
the houses of their fathers, by their families;

23 Lrom thirty years old and upward until fifty years old
shalt thou number them; all that enter in to perform the
service, to do the work in the tabernacle of the
congregation.

24 This is the service of the families of the Gershonites, to
serve, and for burdens:

25 And they shall bear the curtains of the tabernacle, and
the tabernacle of the congregation, his covering, and the
covering of the badgers’ skins that is above upon it, and the
hanging for the door of the tabernacle of the congregation.

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26 And the hangings of the court, and the hanging for the
door of the gate of the court, which is by the tabernacle and
by the altar round about, and their cords, and all the
instruments of their service, and all that is made for them:
so shall they serve.

27 At the appointment of Aaron and his sons shall be all the
service of the sons of the Gershonites, in all their burdens,
and in all their service: and ye shall appoint unto them in
charge all their burdens.

28 This is the service of the families of the sons of Gershon
in the tabernacle of the congregation: and their charge shall
be under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

29 As for the sons of Merari, thou shalt number them
after their families, by the house of their fathers;

30 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years
old shalt thou number them, every one that entereth into the
service, to do the work of the tabernacle of the
congregation.

31 And this is the charge of their burden, according to all
their service in the tabernacle of the congregation; the
boards of the tabernacle, and the bars thereof, and the
pillars thereof, and sockets thereof,

32 And the pillars of the court round about, and their
sockets, and their pins, and their cords, with all their
instruments, and with all their service: and by name ye shall
reckon the instruments of the charge of their burden.

33 This is the service of the families of the sons of Merari,
according to all their service, in the tabernacle of the
congregation, under the hand of Ithamar the son of Aaron
the priest.

34 And Moses and Aaron and the chief of the
congregation numbered the sons of the Kohathites after
their families, and after the house of their fathers,

35 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years
old, every one that entereth into the service, for the work in
the tabernacle of the congregation:

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

37 These were they that were numbered of the families of
the Kohathites, all that might do service in the tabernacle of
the congregation, which Moses and Aaron did number
according to the commandment of the FORD by the hand of
Moses.

38 And those that were numbered of the sons of Gershon,
throughout their families, and by the house of their fathers,

39 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years
old, every one that entereth into the service, for the work in
the tabernacle of the congregation,

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

41 These are they that were numbered of the families of the
sons of Gershon, of all that might do service in the
tabernacle of the congregation, whom Moses and Aaron did
number according to the commandment of the Ford.

42 And those that were numbered of the families of the
sons of Merari, throughout their families, by the house of
their fathers,

43 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years

old, every one that entereth into the service, for the work in
the tabernacle of the congregation,

44 Even those that were numbered of them after their
families, were three thousand and two hundred.

45 These be those that were numbered of the families of the
sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered
according to the word of the Ford by the hand of Moses.

46 All those that were numbered of the Fevites, whom
Moses and Aaron and the chief of Isra’Al numbered, after
their families, and after the house of their fathers,

47 From thirty years old and upward even unto fifty years
old, every one that came to do the service of the ministry,
and the service of the burden in the tabernacle of the
congregation,

48 Even those that were numbered of them, were eight
thousand and five hundred and fourscore.

49 According to the commandment of the Ford they were
numbered by the hand of Moses, every one according to his
service, and according to his burden: thus were they
numbered of him, as the Ford commanded Moses.

CHAPTER 5

AND the Ford spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Command the children of Isra’Al, that they put out of the
camp every leper, and every one that hath an issue, and
whosoever is defiled by the dead:

3 Both male and female shall ye put out, without the camp
shall ye put them; that they defile not their camps, in the
midst whereof I dwell.

4 And the children of Isra’Al did so, and put them out
without the camp: as the Ford spake unto Moses, so did
the children of Isra’Al.

5 And the Ford spake unto Moses, saying,

6 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, When a man or woman
shall commit any sin that men commit, to do a trespass
against the Ford, and that person be guilty;

7 Then they shall confess their sin which they have done:
and he shall recompense his trespass with the principal
thereof, and add unto it the fifth part thereof, and give it
unto him against whom he hath trespassed.

8 But if the man have no kinsman to recompense the
trespass unto, let the trespass be recompensed unto the
Ford, even to the priest; beside the ram of the atonement,
whereby an atonement shall be made for him.

9 And every offering of all the holy things of the children
of Isra’Al, which they bring unto the priest, shall be his.

10 And every man’s hallowed things shall be his:
whatsoever any man giveth the priest, it shall be his.

11 And the Ford spake unto Moses, saying,

12 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, and say unto them. If
any man’s wife go aside, and commit a trespass against
him,

13 And a man lie with her carnally, and it be hid from the
eyes of her husband, and be kept close, and she be defiled,
and there be no witness against her, neither she be taken
with the manner;

14 And the spirit of jealousy come upon him, and he be
jealous of his wife, and she be defiled: or if the spirit of
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she be not defiled:

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

16 And the priest shall bring her near, and set her before the
Lord:

17 And the priest shall take holy water in an earthen vessel;
and of the dust that is in the floor of the tabernacle the
priest shall take, and put it into the water:

18 And the priest shall set the woman before Ay’ah, and
uncover the woman’s head, and put the offering of
memorial in her hands, which is the jealousy offering: and
the priest shall have in his hand the bitter water that causeth
the curse:

19 And the priest shall charge her by an oath, and say unto
the woman. If no man have lain with thee, and if thou hast
not gone aside to uncleanness with another instead of thy
husband, be thou free from this bitter water that causeth the
curse:

20 But if thou hast gone aside to another instead of thy
husband, and if thou be defiled, and some man have lain
with thee beside thine husband:

21 Then the priest shall charge the woman with an oath of
cursing, and the priest shall say unto the woman. Ay’ah
make thee a curse and an oath among thy people, when the
Lord doth make thy thigh to rot, and thy belly to swell;

22 And this water that causeth the curse shall go into thy
bowels, to make thy belly to swell, and thy thigh to rot: And
the woman shall say. Amen, amen.

23 And the priest shall write these curses in a book, and he
shall blot them out with the bitter water:

24 And he shall cause the woman to drink the bitter water
that causeth the curse: and the water that causeth the curse
shall enter into her, and become bitter.

25 Then the priest shall take the jealousy offering out of the
woman’s hand, and shall wave the offering before the
Lord, and offer it upon the altar:

26 And the priest shall take an handful of the offering, even
the memorial thereof, and burn it upon the altar, and
afterward shall cause the woman to drink the water.

27 And when he hath made her to drink the water, then it
shall come to pass, that, if she be defiled, and have done
trespass against her husband, that the water that causeth the
curse shall enter into her, and become bitter, and her belly
shall swell, and her thigh shall rot: and the woman shall be
a curse among her people.

28 And if the woman be not defiled, but be clean; then she
shall be free, and shall conceive seed.

29 This is the law of jealousies, when a wife goeth aside to
another instead of her husband, and is defiled;

30 Or when the spirit of jealousy cometh upon him, and he
be jealous over his wife, and shall set the woman before the
Lord, and the priest shall execute upon her all this law.

31 Then shall the man be guiltless from iniquity, and this
woman shall bear her iniquity.

CHAPTER 6

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, and say unto them.
When either man or woman shall separate themselves to
vow a vow of a Nazarite, to separate themselves unto the
Lord:

3 He shall separate himself from wine and strong drink, and
shall drink no vinegar of wine, or vinegar of strong drink,
neither shall he drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist
grapes, or dried.

4 All the days of his separation shall he eat nothing that is
made of the vine tree, from the kernels even to the husk.

5 All the days of the vow of his separation there shall no
rasor come upon his head: until the days be fulfilled, in the
which he separateth himself unto Ay’ah, he shall be
holy, and shall let the locks of the hair of his head grow.

6 All the days that he separateth himself unto Ay’ah he
shall come at no dead body.

7 He shall not make himself unclean for his father, or for
his mother, for his brother, or for his sister, when they die:
because the consecration of his God is upon his head.

8 All the days of his separation he is holy unto Ay’ah.

9 And if any man die very suddenly by him, and he hath
defiled the head of his consecration; then he shall shave his
head in the day of his cleansing, on the seventh day shall he
shave it.

10 And on the eighth day he shall bring two turtles, or two
young pigeons, to the priest, to the door of the tabernacle of
the congregation:

11 And the priest shall offer the one for a sin offering, and
the other for a burnt offering, and make an atonement for
him, for that he sinned by the dead, and shall hallow his
head that same day.

12 And he shall consecrate unto Ay’ah the days of his
separation, and shall bring a lamb of the first year for a
trespass offering: but the days that were before shall be lost,
because his separation was defiled.

13 And this is the law of the Nazarite, when the days of
his separation are fulfilled: he shall be brought unto the
door of the tabernacle of the congregation:

14 And he shall offer his offering unto Ay’ah, one he
lamb of the first year without blemish for a burnt offering,
and one ewe lamb of the first year without blemish for a sin
offering, and one ram without blemish for peace offerings,

15 And a basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour
mingled with oil, and wafers of unleavened bread anointed
with oil, and their meat offering, and their drink offerings.

16 And the priest shall bring them before Ay’ah, and
shall offer his sin offering, and his burnt offering:

17 And he shall offer the ram for a sacrifice of peace
offerings unto Ay’ah, with the basket of unleavened
bread: the priest shall offer also his meat offering, and his
drink offering.

18 And the Nazarite shall shave the head of his separation
at the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, and shall
take the hair of the head of his separation, and put it in the
fire which is under the sacrifice of the peace offerings.

19 And the priest shall take the sodden shoulder of the ram,
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unleavened wafer, and shall put them upon the hands of the
Nazarite, after the hair o/his separation is shaven:

20 And the priest shall wave them for a wave offering
before Ay’ah: this is holy for the priest, with the wave
breast and heave shoulder: and after that the Nazarite may
drink wine.

21 This is the law of the Nazarite who hath vowed, and of
his offering unto Ay’ah for his separation, beside that
that his hand shall get: according to the vow which he
vowed, so he must do after the law of his separation.

22 ‘|( And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

23 Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying. On this
wise ye shall bless the children of Isra’Al, saying unto them,

24 Ay’ah bless thee, and keep thee:

25 Ay’ah make his face shine upon thee, and be
gracious unto thee:

26 Ay’ah lift up his countenance upon thee, and give
thee peace.

27 And they shall put my name upon the children of Isra’Al;
and I will bless them.

CHAPTER 7

AND it came to pass on the day that Moses had fully set up
the tabernacle, and had anointed it, and sanctified it, and all
the instruments thereof, both the altar and all the vessels
thereof, and had anointed them, and sanctified them;

2 That the princes of Isra’Al, heads of the house of their
fathers, who were the princes of the tribes, and were over
them that were numbered, offered:

3 And they brought their offering before Ay’ah, six
covered wagons, and twelve oxen; a wagon for two of the
princes, and for each one an ox: and they brought them
before the tabernacle.

4 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

5 Take it of them, that they may be to do the service of the
tabernacle of the congregation; and thou shalt give them
unto the Levites, to every man according to his service.

6 And Moses took the wagons and the oxen, and gave them
unto the Levites.

7 Two wagons and four oxen he gave unto the sons of
Gershon, according to their service:

8 And four wagons and eight oxen he gave unto the sons of
Merari, according unto their service, under the hand of
Ithamar the son of Aaron the priest.

9 But unto the sons of Kohath he gave none: because the
service of the sanctuary belonging unto them was that they
should bear upon their shoulders.

10 And the princes offered for dedicating of the altar in
the day that it was anointed, even the princes offered their
offering before the altar.

11 And Ay’ah said unto Moses, They shall offer their
offering, each prince on his day, for the dedicating of the
altar.

12 And he that offered his offering the first day was
Nahshon the son of Amminadab, of the tribe of Yudah:

13 And his offering was one silver charger, the weight
thereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl
of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of
them were full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat

offering:

14 One spoon of ten shekels of gold, full of incense:

15 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year,
for a burnt offering:

16 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

17 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five
rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the
offering of Nahshon the son of Amminadab.

18 On the second day Nethaneel the son of Zuar, prince of
Issachar, did offer:

19 He offered for his offering one silver charger, the weight
whereof was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl
of seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of
them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:

20 One spoon of gold of ten shekels, full of incense:

21 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year,
for a burnt offering:

22 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

23 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five
rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the
offering of Nethaneel the son of Zuar.

24 ‘ll On the third day Aliab the son of Helon, prince of the
children of Zebulun, did offer:

25 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof
was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of
seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of
them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:

26 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

27 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year,
for a burnt offering:

28 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

29 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five
rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the
offering of Aliab the son of Helon.

30 ( H On the fourth day Alizur the son of Shedeur, prince of
the children of Reuben, did offer:

31 His offering was one silver charger of the weight of an
hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy
shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full
of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:

32 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

33 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year,
for a burnt offering:

34 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

35 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five
rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the
offering of Alizur the son of Shedeur.

36 On the fifth day Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai,
prince of the children of Simeon, did offer:

37 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof
was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of
seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of
them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:

38 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

39 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year,
for a burnt offering:

40 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

41 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five
rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the

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offering of Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

42 On the sixth day Aliasaph the son of Deuel, prince of
the children of Gad, offered:

43 His offering was one silver charger of the weight of an
hundred and thirty shekels, a silver bowl of seventy shekels,
after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full of fine
flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:

44 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

45 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year,
for a burnt offering:

46 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

47 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five
rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the
offering of Aliasaph the son of Deuel.

48 On the seventh day Alishama the son of Ammihud.
prince of the children of Ephraim, offered:

49 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof
was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of
seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of
them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:

50 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

51 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year,
for a burnt offering:

52 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

53 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five
rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the
offering of Alishama the son of Ammihud.

54 On the eighth day offered Gamaliel the son of
Pedahzur, prince of the children of Manasseh:

55 His offering was one silver charger of the weight of an
hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of seventy
shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of them full
of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:

56 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

57 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year,
for a burnt offering:

58 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

59 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five
rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the
offering of Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

60 On the ninth day Abidan the son of Gideoni, prince of
the children of Benjamin, offered:

61 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof
was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of
seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of
them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:

62 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

63 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year,
for a burnt offering:

64 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

65 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five
rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the
offering of Abidan the son of Gideoni.

66 On the tenth day Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai,
prince of the children of Dan, offered:

67 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof
was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of
seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of
them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:

68 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

69 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year,
for a burnt offering:

70 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

71 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five
rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the
offering of Ahiezer the son of Ammishaddai.

72 On the eleventh day Pagiel the son of Ocran, prince of
the children of Asher, offered:

73 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof
was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of
seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of
them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:

74 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

75 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year,
for a burnt offering:

76 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

77 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five
rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the
offering of Pagiel the son of Ocran.

78 On the twelfth day Ahira the son of Enan, prince of the
children of Naphtali, offered:

79 His offering was one silver charger, the weight whereof
was an hundred and thirty shekels, one silver bowl of
seventy shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary; both of
them full of fine flour mingled with oil for a meat offering:

80 One golden spoon of ten shekels, full of incense:

81 One young bullock, one ram, one lamb of the first year,
for a burnt offering:

82 One kid of the goats for a sin offering:

83 And for a sacrifice of peace offerings, two oxen, five
rams, five he goats, five lambs of the first year: this was the
offering of Ahira the son of Enan.

84 This was the dedication of the altar, in the day when it
was anointed, by the princes of Isra’Al: twelve chargers of
silver, twelve silver bowls, twelve spoons of gold:

85 Each charger of silver weighing an hundred and thirty
shekels, each bowl seventy: all the silver vessels weighed
two thousand and four hundred shekels, after the shekel of
the sanctuary:

86 The golden spoons were twelve, full of incense,
weighing ten shekels apiece, after the shekel of the
sanctuary: all the gold of the spoons was an hundred and
twenty shekels.

87 All the oxen for the burnt offering were twelve bullocks,
the rams twelve, the lambs of the first year twelve, with
their meat offering: and the kids of the goats for sin offering
twelve.

88 And all the oxen for the sacrifice of the peace offerings
were twenty and four bullocks, the rams sixty, the he goats
sixty, the lambs of the first year sixty. This was the
dedication of the altar, after that it was anointed.

89 And when Moses was gone into the tabernacle of the
congregation to speak with him, then he heard the voice of
one speaking unto him from off the mercy seat that was
upon the ark of testimony, from between the two
cherubims: and he spake unto him.

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CHAPTER 8

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Speak unto Aaron, and say unto him. When thou lightest
the lamps, the seven lamps shall give light over against the
candlestick.

3 And Aaron did so; he lighted the lamps thereof over
against the candlestick, as Ay’ah commanded Moses.

4 And this work of the candlestick was of beaten gold, unto
the shaft thereof, unto the flowers thereof, was beaten work:
according unto the pattern which Ay’ah had shewed
Moses, so he made the candlestick.

5 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

6 Take the Levites from among the children of Isra’Al, and
cleanse them.

7 And thus shalt thou do unto them, to cleanse them:
Sprinkle water of purifying upon them, and let them shave
all their flesh, and let them wash their clothes, and so make
themselves clean.

8 Then let them take a young bullock with his meat
offering, even fine flour mingled with oil, and another
young bullock shalt thou take for a sin offering.

9 And thou shalt bring the Levites before the tabernacle of
the congregation: and thou shalt gather the whole assembly
of the children of Isra’Al together:

10 And thou shalt bring the Levites before Ay’ah: and
the children of Isra’Al shall put their hands upon the Levites:

11 And Aaron shall offer the Levites before Ay’ah for
an offering of the children of Isra’Al, that they may execute
the service of Ay’ah.

12 And the Levites shall lay their hands upon the heads of
the bullocks: and thou shalt offer the one for a sin offering,
and the other for a burnt offering, unto Ay’ah, to make
an atonement for the Levites.

13 And thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before
his sons, and offer them/or an offering unto Ay’ah.

14 Thus shalt thou separate the Levites from among the
children of Isra’Al: and the Levites shall be mine.

15 And after that shall the Levites go in to do the service of
the tabernacle of the congregation: and thou shalt cleanse
them, and offer them/or an offering.

16 Lor they are wholly given unto me from among the
children of Isra’Al; instead of such as open every womb,
even instead of the firstborn of all the children of Isra’Al,
have I taken them unto me.

17 Lor all the firstborn of the children of Isra’Al are mine,
both man and beast: on the day that I smote every firstborn
in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for myself.

18 And I have taken the Levites for all the firstborn of the
children of Isra’Al.

19 And 1 have given the Levites as a gift to Aaron and to
his sons from among the children of Isra’Al, to do the service
of the children of Isra’Al in the tabernacle of the
congregation, and to make an atonement for the children of
Isra’Al: that there be no plague among the children of Isra’Al,
when the children of Isra’Al come nigh unto the sanctuary.

20 And Moses, and Aaron, and all the congregation of the
children of Isra’Al, did to the Levites according unto all that
Ay’ah commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so did
the children of Isra’Al unto them.

21 And the Levites were purified, and they washed their
clothes; and Aaron offered them as an offering before the
Lord; and Aaron made an atonement for them to cleanse
them.

22 And after that went the Levites in to do their service in
the tabernacle of the congregation before Aaron, and before
his sons: as Ay’ah had commanded Moses concerning
the Levites, so did they unto them.

23And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

24 This is it that belongeth unto the Levites: from twenty
and five years old and upward they shall go in to wait upon
the service of the tabernacle of the congregation:

25 And from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting
upon the service thereof and shall serve no more:

26 But shall minister with their brethren in the tabernacle of
the congregation, to keep the charge, and shall do no
service. Thus shalt thou do unto the Levites touching their
charge.

CHAPTER 9

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses in the wilderness of
Sinai, in the first month of the second year after they were
come out of the land of Egypt, saying,

2 Let the children of Isra’Al also keep the passover at his
appointed season.

3 In the fourteenth day of this month, at even, ye shall keep
it in his appointed season: according to all the rites of it,
and according to all the ceremonies thereof, shall ye keep it.

4 And Moses spake unto the children of Isra’Al, that they
should keep the passover.

5 And they kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the
first month at even in the wilderness of Sinai: according to
all that Ay’ah commanded Moses, so did the children of
Isra’Al.

6 And there were certain men, who were defiled by the
dead body of a man, that they could not keep the passover
on that day: and they came before Moses and before Aaron
on that day:

7 And those men said unto him. We are defiled by the dead
body of a man: wherefore are we kept back, that we may
not offer an offering of Ay’ah in his appointed season
among the children of Isra’Al?

8 And Moses said unto them. Stand still, and I will hear
what Ay’ah will command concerning you.

9 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

10 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, saying. If any man of
you or of your posterity shall be unclean by reason of a
dead body, or be in a journey afar off, yet he shall keep the
passover unto Ay’ah.

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

12 They shall leave none of it unto the morning, nor break
any bone of it: according to all the ordinances of the
passover they shall keep it.

13 But the man that is clean, and is not in a journey, and
forbeareth to keep the passover, even the same soul shall be
cut off from among his people: because he brought not the
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bear his sin.

14 And if a stranger shall sojourn among you, and will keep
the passover unto Ay’ah; according to the ordinance of
the passover, and according to the manner thereof, so shall
he do: ye shall have one ordinance, both for the stranger,
and for him that was bom in the land.

15 And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up the
cloud covered the tabernacle, namely, the tent of the
testimony: and at even there was upon the tabernacle as it
were the appearance of fire, until the morning.

16 So it was alway: the cloud covered it by day, and the
appearance of fire by night.

17 And when the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle,
then after that the children of Isra’Al journeyed: and in the
place where the cloud abode, there the children of Isra’Al
pitched their tents.

18 At the commandment of Ay’ah the children of Isra’Al
journeyed, and at the commandment of Ay’ah they
pitched: as long as the cloud abode upon the tabernacle they
rested in their tents.

19 And when the cloud tarried long upon the tabernacle
many days, then the children of Isra’Al kept the charge of the
Lord, and journeyed not.

20 And so it was, when the cloud was a few days upon the
tabernacle; according to the commandment of Ay’ah
they abode in their tents, and according to the
commandment of Ay’ah they journeyed.

21 And so it was, when the cloud abode from even unto the
morning, and that the cloud was taken up in the morning,
then they journeyed: whether it was by day or by night that
the cloud was taken up, they journeyed.

22 Or whether it were two days, or a month, or a year, that
the cloud tarried upon the tabernacle, remaining thereon,
the children of Isra’Al abode in their tents, and journeyed
not: but when it was taken up, they journeyed.

23 At the commandment of Ay’ah they rested in the
tents, and at the commandment of Ay’ah they journeyed:
they kept the charge of Ay’ah, at the commandment of
Ay’ah by the hand of Moses.

CHAPTER 10

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Make thee two trumpets of silver; of a whole piece shalt
thou make them: that thou mayest use them for the calling
of the assembly, and for the journeying of the camps.

3 And when they shall blow with them, all the assembly
shall assemble themselves to thee at the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation.

4 And if they blow but with one trumpet, then the princes,
which are heads of the thousands of Isra’Al, shall gather
themselves unto thee.

5 When ye blow an alarm, then the camps that lie on the
east parts shall go forward.

6 When ye blow an alarm the second time, then the camps
that lie on the south side shall take their journey: they shall
blow an alarm for their journeys.

7 But when the congregation is to be gathered together, ye
shall blow, but ye shall not sound an alarm.

8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the

trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever
throughout your generations.

9 And if ye go to war in your land against the enemy that
oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the
trumpets; and ye shall be remembered before Ay’ah
your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.

10 Also in the day of your gladness, and in your solemn
days, and in the beginnings of your months, ye shall blow
with the trumpets over your burnt offerings, and over the
sacrifices of your peace offerings; that they may be to you
for a memorial before your God: I am Ay’ah your God.

11 And it came to pass on the twentieth day of the second
month, in the second year, that the cloud was taken up from
off the tabernacle of the testimony.

12 And the children of Isra’Al took their journeys out of the
wilderness of Sinai; and the cloud rested in the wilderness
of Paran.

13 And they first took their journey according to the
commandment of Ay’ah by the hand of Moses.

14 In the first place went the standard of the camp of the
children of Yudah according to their armies: and over his
host was Nahshon the son of Amminadab.

15 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Issachar
was Nethaneel the son of Zuar.

16 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Zebulun
was Aliab the son of Helon.

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

18 And the standard of the camp of Reuben set forward
according to their armies: and over his host was Alizur the
son of Shedeur.

19 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Simeon
was Shelumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

20 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was
Aliasaph the son of Deuel.

21 And the Kohathites set forward, bearing the sanctuary:
and the other did set up the tabernacle against they came.

22 And the standard of the camp of the children of
Ephraim set forward according to their armies: and over his
host was Alishama the son of Ammihud.

23 And over the host of the tribe of the children of
Manasseh was Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.

24 And over the host of the tribe of the children of
Benjamin was Abidan the son of Gideoni.

25 And the standard of the camp of the children of Dan
set forward, which was the rereward of all the camps
throughout their hosts: and over his host was Ahiezer the
son of Ammishaddai.

26 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Asher
was Pagiel the son of Ocran.

27 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Naphtali
was Ahira the son of Enan.

28 Thus were the journeyings of the children of Isra’Al
according to their armies, when they set forward.

29 And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Raguel the
Midianite, Moses’ father in law. We are journeying unto the
place of which Ay’ah said, I will give it you: come thou
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spoken good concerning Isra’Al.

30 And he said unto him, I will not go; but I will depart to
mine own land, and to my kindred.

31 And he said. Leave us not, I pray thee; forasmuch as
thou knowest how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and
thou mayest be to us instead of eyes.

32 And it shall be, if thou go with us, yea, it shall be, that
what goodness Ay’ah shall do unto us, the same will we
do unto thee.

33 And they departed from the mount of Ay’ah three
days’ journey: and the ark of the covenant of Ay’ah
went before them in the three days’ journey, to search out a
resting place for them.

34 And the cloud of Ay’ah was upon them by day, when
they went out of the camp.

35 And it came to pass, when the ark set forward, that
Moses said. Rise up, Lord, and let thine enemies be
scattered; and let them that hate thee flee before thee.

36 And when it rested, he said. Return, O Lord, unto the
many thousands of Isra’Al.

CHAPTER 11

AND when the people complained, it displeased Ay’ah:
and Ay’ah heard it; and his anger was kindled; and the
fire of Ay’ah burnt among them, and consumed them
that were in the uttermost parts of the camp.

2 And the people cried unto Moses; and when Moses
prayed unto Ay’ah, the fire was quenched.

3 And he called the name of the place Taberah: because the
fire of Ay’ah burnt among them.

4 l |[ And the mixt multitude that was among them fell a
lusting: and the children of Isra’Al also wept again, and said.
Who shall give us flesh to eat?

5 We remember the fish, which we did eat in Egypt freely;
the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the
onions, and the garlick:

6 But now our soul is dried away: there is nothing at all,
beside this manna, before our eyes.

7 And the manna was as coriander seed, and the colour
thereof as the colour of bdellium.

8 And the people went about, and gathered it, and ground it
in mills, or beat it in a mortar, and baked it in pans, and
made cakes of it: and the taste of it was as the taste of fresh
oil.

9 And when the dew fell upon the camp in the night, the
manna fell upon it.

10 Then Moses heard the people weep throughout their
families, every man in the door of his tent: and the anger of
Ay’ah was kindled greatly; Moses also was displeased.

11 And Moses said unto Ay’ah, Wherefore hast thou
afflicted thy servant? and wherefore have I not found
favour in thy sight, that thou layest the burden of all this
people upon me?

12 Have I conceived all this people? have I begotten them,
that thou shouldest say unto me. Carry them in thy bosom,
as a nursing father beareth the sucking child, unto the land
which thou swarest unto their fathers?

13 Whence should I have flesh to give unto all this people?
for they weep unto me, saying. Give us flesh, that we may

eat.

14 1 am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is
too heavy for me.

15 And if thou deal thus with me, kill me, I pray thee, out
of hand, if I have found favour in thy sight; and let me not
see my wretchedness.

16 And Ay’ah said unto Moses, Gather unto me
seventy men of the elders of Isra’Al, whom thou knowest to
be the elders of the people, and officers over them; and
bring them unto the tabernacle of the congregation, that
they may stand there with thee.

17 And I will come down and talk with thee there: and I
will take of the spirit which is upon thee, and will put it
upon them; and they shall bear the burden of the people
with thee, that thou bear it not thyself alone.

18 And say thou unto the people. Sanctify yourselves
against to morrow, and ye shall eat flesh: for ye have wept
in the ears of Ay’ah, saying. Who shall give us flesh to
eat? for it was well with us in Egypt: therefore Ay’ah
will give you flesh, and ye shall eat.

19 Ye shall not eat one day, nor two days, nor five days,
neither ten days, nor twenty days;

20 But even a whole month, until it come out at your
nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you: because that ye have
despised Ay’ah which is among you, and have wept
before him, saying. Why came we forth out of Egypt?

21 And Moses said. The people, among whom I am, are six
hundred thousand footmen; and thou hast said, I will give
them flesh, that they may eat a whole month.

22 Shall the flocks and the herds be slain for them, to
suffice them? or shall all the fish of the sea be gathered
together for them, to suffice them?

23 And Ay’ah said unto Moses, Is Ay’ah’s hand
waxed short? thou shalt see now whether my word shall
come to pass unto thee or not.

24 And Moses went out, and told the people the words of
Ay’ah, and gathered the seventy men of the elders of the
people, and set them round about the tabernacle.

25 And Ay’ah came down in a cloud, and spake unto
him, and took of the spirit that was upon him, and gave it
unto the seventy elders: and it came to pass, that, when the
spirit rested upon them, they prophesied, and did not cease.

26 But there remained two of the men in the camp, the
name of the one was Aldad, and the name of the other
Medad: and the spirit rested upon them; and they were of
them that were written, but went not out unto the
tabernacle; and they prophesied in the camp.

27 And there ran a young man, and told Moses, and said.
Aldad and Medad do prophesy in the camp.

28 And loshua the son of Nun, the servant of Moses, one of
his young men, answered and said. My lord Moses, forbid
them.

29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake?
would God that all Ay’ah’s people were prophets, and
that Ay’ah would put his spirit upon them!

30 And Moses gat him into the camp, he and the elders of
Isra’Al.

31 And there went forth a wind from Ay’ah, and
brought quails from the sea, and let them fall by the camp.

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as it were a day’s journey on this side, and as it were a
day’s journey on the other side, round about the camp, and
as it were two cubits high upon the face of the earth.

32 And the people stood up all that day, and all that night,
and all the next day, and they gathered the quails: he that
gathered least gathered ten homers: and they spread them
all abroad for themselves round about the camp.

33 And while the flesh was yet between their teeth, ere it
was chewed, the wrath of Ay’ah was kindled against the
people, and Ay’ah smote the people with a very great
plague.

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

35 And the people journeyed from Kibroth-hattaavah unto
Hazeroth; and abode at Hazeroth.

CHAPTER 12

AND Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of
the Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had
married an Ethiopian woman.

2 And they said. Hath Ay’ah indeed spoken only by
Moses? hath he not spoken also by us? And Ay’ah heard
it.

3 (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men
which were upon the face of the earth.)

4 And Ay’ah spake suddenly unto Moses, and unto
Aaron, and unto Miriam, Come out ye three unto the
tabernacle of the congregation. And they three came out.

5 And Ay’ah came down in the pillar of the cloud, and
stood in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and
Miriam: and they both came forth.

6 And he said. Hear now my words: If there be a prophet
among you, I Ay’ah will make myself known unto him
in a vision, and will speak unto him in a dream.

7 My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine
house.

8 With him will I speak mouth to mouth, even apparently,
and not in dark speeches; and the similitude of Ay’ah
shall he behold: wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak
against my servant Moses?

9 And the anger of Ay’ah was kindled against them; and
he departed.

10 And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and,
behold, Miriam became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron
looked upon Miriam, and, behold, she was leprous.

11 And Aaron said unto Moses, Alas, my lord, I beseech
thee, lay not the sin upon us, wherein we have done
foolishly, and wherein we have sinned.

12 Let her not be as one dead, of whom the flesh is half
consumed when he cometh out of his mother’s womb.

13 And Moses cried unto Ay’ah, saying. Heal her now,
O God, I beseech thee.

14 And Ay’ah said unto Moses, If her father had but
spit in her face, should she not be ashamed seven days? let
her be shut out from the camp seven days, and after that let
her be received in again.

15 And Miriam was shut out from the camp seven days:
and the people journeyed not till Miriam was brought in
again.

16 And afterward the people removed from Hazeroth, and
pitched in the wilderness of Paran.

CHAPTER 13

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Send thou men, that they may search the land of Canaan,
which I give unto the children of Isra’Al: of every tribe of
their fathers shall ye send a man, every one a ruler among
them.

3 And Moses by the commandment of Ay’ah sent them
from the wilderness of Paran: all those men were heads of
the children of Isra’Al.

4 And these were their names: of the tribe of Reuben,
Shammua the son of Zaccur.

5 Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the son of Hori.

6 Of the tribe of Yudah, Caleb the son of Y’phunneh.

7 Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the son of Joseph.

8 Of the tribe of Ephraim, Oshea the son of Nun.

9 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Palti the son of Raphu.

10 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the son of Sodi.

11 Of the tribe of Joseph, namely, of the tribe of Manasseh,
Gaddi the son of Susi.

12 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the son of Gemalli.

13 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the son of Michael.

14 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the son of Vophsi.

15 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the son of Mac hi.

16 These are the names of the men which Moses sent to
spy out the land. And Moses called Oshea the son of Nun
Y’hoshua.

17 And Moses sent them to spy out the land of Canaan,
and said unto them. Get you up this way southward, and go
up into the mountain:

18 And see the land, what it is; and the people that dwelleth
therein, whether they be strong or weak, few or many;

19 And what the land is that they dwell in, whether it be
good or bad; and what cities they be that they dwell in,
whether in tents, or in strong holds;

20 And what the land is, whether it be fat or lean, whether
there be wood therein, or not. And be ye of good courage,
and bring of the fruit of the land. Now the time was the
time of the firstripe grapes.

21 So they went up, and searched the land from the
wilderness of Zin unto Rehob, as men come to Hamath.

22 And they ascended by the south, and came unto Hebron;
where Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the children of Anak,
were. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in
Egypt.)

23 And they came unto the brook of Eshcol, and cut down
from thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they
bare it between two upon a staff; and they brought of the
pomegranates, and of the figs.

24 The place was called the brook Eshcol, because of the
cluster of grapes which the children of Isra’Al cut down from
thence.

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

26 *J[ And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and
to all the congregation of the children of Isra’Al, unto the
wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word

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unto them, and unto all the congregation, and shewed them
the fruit of the land.

27 And they told him, and said. We came unto the land
whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and
honey; and this is the fruit of it.

28 Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land,
and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we
saw the children of Anak there.

29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the
Hittites, and the Y’busites, and the Amorites, dwell in the
mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, 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.

31 But the men that went up with him said. We be not able
to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.

32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which
they had searched unto the children of Isra’Al, saying. The
land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that
eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we
saw in it are men of a great stature.

33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which
come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as
grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.

CHAPTER 14

AND all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried;
and the people wept that night.

2 And all the children of Isra’Al murmured against Moses
and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto
them. Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or
would God we had died in this wilderness!

3 And wherefore hath Ay’ah brought us unto this land,
to fall by the sword, that our wives and our children should
be a prey? were it not better for us to return into Egypt?

4 And they said one to another. Let us make a captain, and
let us return into Egypt.

5 Then Moses and Aaron fell on their faces before all the
assembly of the congregation of the children of Isra’Al.

6 *And Joshua the son of Nun, and Caleb the son of
Y’phunneh, which were of them that searched the land, rent
their clothes:

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

8 If Ay’ah 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 Ay’ah, neither fear ye the
people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defence
is departed from them, and Ay’ah is with us: fear them
not.

10 But all the congregation bade stone them with stones.
And the glory of Ay’ah appeared in the tabernacle of the
congregation before all the children of Isra’Al.

11 And Ay’ah said unto Moses, How long will this
people provoke me? and how long will it be ere they
believe me, for all the signs which I have shewed among

them?

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

13 And Moses said unto Ay’ah, Then the Egyptians
shall hear it, (for thou broughtest up this people in thy
might from among them;)

14 And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land: for
they have heard that thou Lord art among this people, that
thou Lord art seen face to face, and that thy cloud standeth
over them, and that thou goest before them, by day time in
a pillar of a cloud, and in a pillar of fire by night.

15 ‘ll Now //’thou shalt kill all this people as one man, then
the nations which have heard the fame of thee will speak,
saying,

16 Because Ay’ah was not able to bring this people into
the land which he sware unto them, therefore he hath slain
them in the wilderness.

17 And now, I beseech thee, let the power of my Lord be
great, according as thou hast spoken, saying,

18 Ay’ah is longsuffering, and of great mercy,
forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means
clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon
the children unto the third and fourth generation.

19 Pardon, I beseech thee, the iniquity of this people
according unto the greatness of thy mercy, and as thou hast
forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now.

20 And Ay’ah said, I have pardoned according to thy
word:

21 But as truly as I live, all the earth shall be filled with the
glory of Ay’ah.

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;

23 Surely they shall not see the land which I sware unto
their fathers, neither shall any of them that provoked me see
it:

24 But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with
him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the
land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.

25 (Now the Amalekites and the Canaanites dwelt in the
valley.) To morrow turn you, and get you into the
wilderness by the way of the Red sea.

26 ‘|[ And Ay’ah spake unto Moses and unto Aaron,
saying,

27 How long shall I bear with this evil congregation, which
murmur against me? I have heard the murmurings of the
children of Isra’Al, which they murmur against me.

28 Say unto them. As truly as I live, saith Ay’ah, as ye
have spoken in mine ears, so will 1 do to you:

29 Your carcases shall fall in this wilderness; and all that
were numbered of you, according to your whole number,
from twenty years old and upward, which have murmured
against me,

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

31 But your little ones, which ye said should be a prey.

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them will I bring in, and they shall know the land which ye
have despised.

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

33 And your children shall wander in the wilderness forty
years, and bear your whoredoms, until your carcases be
wasted in the wilderness.

34 After the number of the days in which ye searched the
land, even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your
iniquities, even forty years, and ye shall know my breach of
promise.

35 I Ay’ah have said, I will surely do it unto all this evil
congregation, that are gathered together against me: in this
wilderness they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.

36 And the men, which Moses sent to search the land, who
returned, and made all the congregation to murmur against
him, by bringing up a slander upon the land,

37 Even those men that did bring up the evil report upon
the land, died by the plague before Ay’ah.

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

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

40 And they rose up early in the morning, and gat them
up into the top of the mountain, saying, Lo, we be here , and
will go up unto the place which Ay’ah hath promised:
for we have sinned.

41 And Moses said. Wherefore now do ye transgress the
commandment of Ay’ah? but it shall not prosper.

42 Go not up, for Ay’ah is not among you; that ye be not
smitten before your enemies.

43 Lor the Amalekites and the Canaanites are there before
you, and ye shall fall by the sword: because ye are turned
away from Ay’ah, therefore Ay’ah will not be with
you.

44 But they presumed to go up unto the hill top:
nevertheless the ark of the covenant of Ay’ah, 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.

CHAPTER 15

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, and say unto them.
When ye be come into the land of your habitations, which I
give unto you,

3 And will make an offering by fire unto Ay’ah, a burnt
offering, or a sacrifice in performing a vow, or in a freewill
offering, or in your solemn feasts, to make a sweet savour
unto Ay’ah, of the herd, or of the flock:

4 Then shall he that offereth his offering unto Ay’ah
bring a meat offering of a tenth deal of flour mingled with
the fourth part of an hin of oil.

5 And the fourth part of an hin of wine for a drink offering
shalt thou prepare with the burnt offering or sacrifice, for
one lamb.

6 Or for a ram, thou shalt prepare for a meat offering two

tenth deals of flour mingled with the third part of an hin of
oil.

7 And for a drink offering thou shalt offer the third part of
an hin of wine, for a sweet savour unto Ay’ah.

8 And when thou preparest a bullock/or a burnt offering, or
for a sacrifice in performing a vow, or peace offerings unto
Ay’ah:

9 Then shall he bring with a bullock a meat offering of
three tenth deals of flour mingled with half an hin of oil.

10 And thou shalt bring for a drink offering half an hin of
wine, for an offering made by fire, of a sweet savour unto
Ay’ah.

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.

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 savour unto Ay’ah.

14 And if a stranger sojourn with you, or whosoever be
among you in your generations, and will offer an offering
made by fire, of a sweet savour unto Ay’ah; as ye do, so
he shall do.

15 One ordinance shall be both for you of the congregation,
and also for the stranger that sojourneth with you, an
ordinance for ever in your generations: as ye are, so shall
the stranger be before Ay’ah.

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

17 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

18 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, and say unto them.
When ye come into the land whither I bring you,

19 Then it shall be, that, when ye eat of the bread of the
land, ye shall offer up an heave offering unto Ay’ah.

20 Ye shall offer up a cake of the first of your dough for an
heave offering: as ye do the heave offering of the
threshingfloor, so shall ye heave it.

21 Of the first of your dough ye shall give unto Ay’ah
an heave offering in your generations.

22 And if ye have erred, and not observed all these
commandments, which Ay’ah hath spoken unto Moses,

23 Even all that Ay’ah hath commanded you by the hand
of Moses, from the day that Ay’ah commanded Moses,
and henceforward among your generations;

24 Then it shall be, if ought be committed by ignorance
without the knowledge of the congregation, that all the
congregation shall offer one young bullock for a burnt
offering, for a sweet savour unto Ay’ah, with his meat
offering, and his drink offering, according to the manner,
and one kid of the goats for a sin offering.

25 And the priest shall make an atonement for all the
congregation of the children of Isra’Al, and it shall be
forgiven them; for it is ignorance: and they shall bring their
offering, a sacrifice made by fire unto Ay’ah, and their
sin offering before Ay’ah, for their ignorance:

26 And it shall be forgiven all the congregation of the
children of Isra’Al, and the stranger that sojourneth among
them; seeing all the people were in ignorance.

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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 sinneth through
ignorance, both for him that is born among the children of
Isra’Al, and for the stranger that sojourneth among them.

30 ‘ll But the soul that doeth ought presumptuously, whether
he be born in the land, or a stranger, the same reproacheth
Ay’ah; and that soul shall be cut off from among his
people.

31 Because he hath despised the word of Ay’ah, and
hath broken his commandment, that soul shall utterly be cut
off; his iniquity shall be upon him.

32 And while the children of Isra’Al 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 him.

35 And Ay’ah said unto Moses, The man shall be surely
put to death: all the congregation shall stone him with
stones without the camp.

36 And all the congregation brought him without the camp,
and stoned him with stones, and he died; as Ay’ah
commanded Moses.

37 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

38 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, and bid them that they
make them fringes in the borders of their garments
throughout their generations, and that they put upon the
fringe of the borders a ribband of blue:

39 And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look
upon it, and remember all the commandments of Ay’ah,
and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and
your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:

40 That ye may remember, and do all my commandments,
and be holy unto your God.

411 am Ay’ah your God, which brought you out of the
land of Egypt, to be your God: I am Ay’ah your God.

CHAPTER 16

NOW Korah, the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of
Levi, and Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Aliab, and On,
the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men:

2 And they rose up before Moses, with certain of the
children of Isra’Al, two hundred and fifty princes of the
assembly, famous in the congregation, men of renown:

3 And they gathered themselves together against Moses and
against Aaron, and said unto them. Ye take too much upon
you, seeing all the congregation are holy, every one of
them, and Ay’ah is among them: wherefore then lift ye
up yourselves above the congregation of Ay’ah?

4 And when Moses heard it, he fell upon his face:

5 And he spake unto Korah and unto all his company,
saying. Even to morrow Ay’ah will shew who are his,
and who is holy; and will cause him to come near 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:

9 Seemeth it but a small thing unto you, that the God of
Isra’Al hath separated you from the congregation of Isra’Al, to
bring you near to himself to do the service of the tabernacle
of Ay’ah, and to stand before the congregation to
minister unto them?

10 And he hath brought thee near to him, and all thy
brethren the sons of Levi with thee: and seek ye the
priesthood also?

11 Lor which cause both thou and all thy company are
gathered together against Ay’ah: and what is Aaron, that
ye murmur against him?

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

13 Is it a small thing that thou hast brought us up out of a
land that floweth with milk and honey, to kill us in the
wilderness, except thou make thyself altogether a prince
over us?

14 Moreover thou hast not brought us into a land that
floweth with milk and honey, or given us inheritance of
fields and vineyards: wilt thou put out the eyes of these
men? we will not come up.

15 And Moses was very wroth, and said unto Ay’ah,
Respect not thou their offering: I have not taken one ass
from them, neither have I hurt one of them.

16 And Moses said unto Korah, Be thou and all thy
company before Ay’ah, thou, and they, and Aaron, to
morrow:

17 And take every man his censer, and put incense in them,
and bring ye before Ay’ah every man his censer, two
hundred and fifty censers; thou also, and Aaron, each of you
his censer.

18 And they took every man his censer, and put fire in
them, and laid incense thereon, and stood in the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation with Moses and Aaron.

19 And Korah gathered all the congregation against them
unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation: and the
glory of Ay’ah appealed unto all the congregation.

20 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses and unto Aaron,
saying,

21 Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that
I may consume them in a moment.

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?

231[ And Ay’ah 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 Isra’Al followed him.

26 And he spake unto the congregation, saying. Depart, I
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nothing of theirs, lest ye be consumed in all their sins.

27 So they gat up from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan,
and Abiram, on every side: and Dathan and Abiram came
out, and stood in the door of their tents, and their wives, and
their sons, and their little children.

28 And Moses said. Hereby ye shall know that Ay’ah
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 visitation of all men; then Ay’ah hath
not sent me.

30 But if Ay’ah make a new thing, and the earth open
her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain
unto them, and they go down quick into the pit; then ye
shall understand that these men have provoked Ay’ah.

31 And it came to pass, as he had made an end of
speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that
was under them:

32 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them
up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto
Korah, and all their goods.

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 Isra’Al that were round about them fled at the cry
of them: for they said. Lest the earth swallow us up also.

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

36 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

37 Speak unto Aleazar 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 Ay’ah, therefore they are
hallowed: and they shall be a sign unto the children of
Isra’Al.

39 And Aleazar the priest took the brasen censers,
wherewith they that were burnt had offered; and they were
made broad plates for a covering of the altar:

40 To be a memorial unto the children of Isra’Al, that no
stranger, which is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to
offer incense before Ay’ah; that he be not as Korah, and
as his company: as Ay’ah said to him by the hand of
Moses.

41 But on the morrow all the congregation of the children
of Isra’Al murmured against Moses and against Aaron,
saying. Ye have killed the people of Ay’ah.

42 And it came to pass, when the congregation was
gathered against Moses and against Aaron, that they looked
toward the tabernacle of the congregation: and, behold, the
cloud covered it, and the glory of Ay’ah appeared.

43 And Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle of the
congregation.

44 And Ay’ah 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.

46 ‘I 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 Ay’ah; the plague
is begun.

47 And Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran into the
midst of the congregation; 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 the living; and the
plague was stayed.

49 Now they that died in the plague were fourteen thousand
and seven hundred, beside them that died about the matter
of Korah.

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

CHAPTER 17

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, 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 blossom: and I will make to cease from
me the murmurings of the children of Isra’Al, whereby they
murmur against you.

6 And Moses spake unto the children of Isra’Al, and every
one of their princes gave him a rod apiece, for each prince
one, according to their fathers’ houses, even twelve rods:
and the rod of Aaron was among their rods.

7 And Moses laid up the rods before Ay’ah in the
tabernacle of witness.

8 And it came to pass, that on the morrow Moses went into
the tabernacle of witness; and, behold, the rod of Aaron for
the house of Levi was budded, and brought forth buds, and
bloomed blossoms, and yielded almonds.

9 And Moses brought out all the rods from before Ay’ah
unto all the children of Isra’Al: and they looked, and took
every man his rod.

10 And Ay’ah 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 Ay’ah commanded him, so did
he.

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

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

CHAPTER 18

AND Ay’ah said unto Aaron, Thou and thy sons and thy
father’s house with thee shall bear the iniquity of the

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sanctuary: and thou and thy sons with thee shall bear the
iniquity of your priesthood.

2 And thy brethren also of the tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy
father, bring thou with thee, that they may be joined unto
thee, and minister unto thee: but thou and thy sons with
thee shall minister before the tabernacle of witness.

3 And they shall keep thy charge, and the charge of all the
tabernacle: only they shall not come nigh the vessels of the
sanctuary and the altar, that neither they, nor ye also, die.

4 And they shall be joined unto thee, and keep the charge of
the tabernacle of the congregation, for all the service of the
tabernacle: and a stranger shall not come nigh unto you.

5 And ye shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the
charge of the altar: that there be no wrath any more upon
the children of Isra’Al.

6 And I, behold. I have taken your brethren the Levites
from among the children of Isra’Al: to you they are given as
a gift for Ay’ah, to do the service of the tabernacle of the
congregation.

7 Therefore thou and thy sons with thee shall keep your
priest’s office for every thing of the altar, and within the
vail; and ye shall serve: I have given your priest’s office
unto you as a service of gift: and the stranger that cometh
nigh shall be put to death.

8 And Ay’ah spake unto Aaron, Behold, I also have
given thee the charge of mine heave offerings of all the
hallowed things of the children of Isra’Al; unto thee have I
given them by reason of the anointing, and to thy sons, by
an ordinance for ever.

9 This shall be thine of the most holy things, reserved from
the fire: every oblation of theirs, every meat offering of
theirs, and every sin offering of theirs, and every trespass
offering of theirs, which they shall render unto me, shall be
most holy for thee and for thy sons.

10 In the most holy place shalt thou eat it; every male shall
eat it: it shall be holy unto thee.

11 And this is thine; the heave offering of their gift, with all
the wave offerings of the children of Isra’Al: I have given
them unto thee, and to thy sons and to thy daughters with
thee, by a statute for ever: every one that is clean in thy
house shall eat of it.

12 All the best of the oil, and all the best of the wine, and of
the wheat, the firstfruits of them which they shall offer unto
Ay’ah, them have I given thee.

13 And whatsoever is first ripe in the land, which they shall
bring unto Ay’ah, shall be thine; every one that is clean
in thine house shall eat of it.

14 Every thing devoted in Isra’Al shall be thine.

15 Every thing that openeth the matrix in all flesh, which
they bring unto Ay’ah, whether it be of men or beasts,
shall be thine: nevertheless the firstborn of man shalt thou
surely redeem, and the firstling of unclean beasts shalt thou
redeem.

16 And those that are to be redeemed from a month old
shalt thou redeem, according to thine estimation, for the
money of five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary,
which is twenty gerahs.

17 But the firstling of a cow, or the firstling of a sheep, or
the firstling of a goat, thou shalt not redeem; they are holy:

thou shalt sprinkle their blood upon the altar, and shalt burn
their fat for an offering made by fire, for a sweet savour
unto Ay’ah.

18 And the flesh of them shall be thine, as the wave breast
and as the right shoulder are thine.

19 All the heave offerings of the holy things, which the
children of Isra’Al offer unto Ay’ah, have I given thee,
and thy sons and thy daughters with thee, by a statute for
ever: it is a covenant of salt for ever before Ay’ah unto
thee and to thy seed with thee.

20 And Ay’ah spake unto Aaron, Thou shalt have no
inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any part
among them: I am thy part and thine inheritance among the
children of Isra’Al.

21 And, behold, I have given the children of Levi all the
tenth in Isra’Al for an inheritance, for their service which
they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the
congregation.

22 Neither must the children of Isra’Al henceforth come nigh
the tabernacle of the congregation, lest they bear sin, and
die.

23 But the Levites shall do the service of the tabernacle of
the congregation, and they shall bear their iniquity: it shall
be a statute for ever throughout your generations, that
among the children of Isra’Al they have no inheritance.

24 But the tithes of the children of Isra’Al, which they offer
as an heave offering unto Ay’ah, I have given to the
Levites to inherit: therefore I have said unto them. Among
the children of Isra’Al they shall have no inheritance.

25 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

26 Thus speak unto the Levites, and say unto them. When
ye take of the children of Isra’Al the tithes which I have
given you from them for your inheritance, then ye shall
offer up an heave offering of it for Ay’ah, even a tenth
part of the tithe.

27 And this your heave offering shall be reckoned unto you,
as though it were the corn of the threshingfloor, and as the
fulness of the winepress.

28 Thus ye also shall offer an heave offering unto Ay’ah
of all your tithes, which ye receive of the children of Isra’Al;
and ye shall give thereof Ay’ah’s heave offering to
Aaron the priest.

29 Out of all your gifts ye shall offer every heave offering
of Ay’ah, of all the best thereof, even the hallowed part
thereof out of it.

30 Therefore thou shalt say unto them. When ye have
heaved the best thereof from it, then it shall be counted unto
the Levites as the increase of the threshingfloor, and as the
increase of the winepress.

31 And ye shall eat it in every place, ye and your
households: for it is your reward for your service in the
tabernacle of the congregation.

32 And ye shall bear no sin by reason of it, when ye have
heaved from it the best of it: neither shall ye pollute the
holy things of the children of Isra’Al, lest ye die.

CHAPTER 19

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying,

2 This is the ordinance of the law which Ay’ah hath

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commanded, saying. Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, that
they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no
blemish, and upon which never came yoke:

3 And ye shall give her unto Aleazar the priest, that he may
bring her forth without the camp, and one shall slay her
before his face:

4 And Aleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his
finger, and sprinkle of her blood directly before the
tabernacle of the congregation seven times:

5 And one shall burn the heifer in his sight; her skin, and
her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he burn:

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

7 Then the priest shall wash his clothes, and he shall bathe
his flesh in water, and afterward he shall come into the
camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the even.

8 And he that burneth her shall wash his clothes in water,
and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean until the
even.

9 And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes of the
heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a clean place,
and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children of
Isra’Al for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin.

10 And he that gathereth the ashes of the heifer shall wash
his clothes, and be unclean until the even: and it shall be
unto the children of Isra’Al, and unto the stranger that
sojourneth among them, for a statute for ever.

11 He that toucheth the dead body of any man shall be
unclean seven days.

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

13 Whosoever toucheth the dead body of any man that is
dead, and purifieth not himself, defileth the tabernacle of
Ay’ah; and that soul shall be cut off from Isra’Al: because
the water of separation was not sprinkled upon him, he shall
be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him.

14 This is the law, when a man dieth in a tent: all that come
into the tent, and all that is in the tent, shall be unclean
seven days.

15 And every open vessel, which hath no covering bound
upon it, is unclean.

16 And whosoever toucheth one that is slain with a sword
in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a man, or a
grave, shall be unclean seven days.

17 And for an unclean person they shall take of the ashes of
the burnt heifer of purification for sin, and running water
shall be put thereto in a vessel:

18 And a clean person shall take hyssop, and dip it in the
water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon all the
vessels, and upon the persons that were there, and upon him
that touched a bone, or one slain, or one dead, or a grave:

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

20 But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify

himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the
congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the
Lord: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon
him; he is unclean.

21 And it shall be a perpetual statute unto them, that he that
sprinkleth the water of separation shall wash his clothes;
and he that toucheth the water of separation shall be
unclean until even.

22 And whatsoever the unclean person toucheth shall be
unclean; and the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean until
even.

CHAPTER 20

THEN came the children of Isra’Al, even the whole
congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month: and
the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and
was buried there.

2 And there was no water for the congregation: and they
gathered themselves together against Moses and against
Aaron.

3 And the people chode with Moses, and spake, saying.
Would God that we had died when our brethren died before
Ay’ah !

4 And why have ye brought up the congregation of the
Lord into this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die
there?

5 And wherefore have ye made us to come up out of Egypt,
to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place of seed, or
of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there any
water to drink.

6 And Moses and Aaron went from the presence of the
assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory
of Ay’ah appeared unto them.

7 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

8 Take the rod, and gather thou the assembly together, thou,
and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the rock before
their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou shalt
bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give
the congregation and their beasts drink.

9 And Moses took the rod from before Ay’ah, as he
commanded him.

10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the congregation
together before the rock, and he said unto them. Hear now,
ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?

11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and with his rod he smote
the rock twice: and the water came out abundantly, and the
congregation drank, and their beasts also.

12 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because
ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the
children of Isra’Al, therefore ye shall not bring this
congregation into the land which I have given them.

13 This is the water of Meribah; because the children of
Isra’Al strove with Ay’ah, and he was sanctified in them.

14 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh unto the
king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother Isra’Al, Thou knowest
all the travail that hath befallen us:

15 How our fathers went down into Egypt, and we have
dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us, and

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our fathers:

16 And when we cried unto Ay’ah, he heard our voice,
and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out of Egypt:
and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy
border:

17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy country: we will not
pass through the fields, or through the vineyards, neither
will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go by the
king’s high way, we will not turn to the right hand nor to
the left, until we have passed thy borders.

18 And Edom said unto him. Thou shalt not pass by me,
lest I come out against thee with the sword.

19 And the children of Isra’Al said unto him. We will go by
the high way: and if I and my cattle drink of thy water, then

1 will pay for it: I will only, without doing any thing else,
go through on my feet.

20 And he said. Thou shalt not go through. And Edom
came out against him with much people, and with a strong
hand.

21 Thus Edom refused to give Isra’Al passage through his
border: wherefore Isra’Al turned away from him.

22 And the children of Isra’Al, even the whole
congregation, journeyed from Kadesh, and came unto
mount Hor.

23 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses and Aaron in mount
Hor, by the coast of the land of Edom, saying,

24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his people: for he shall not
enter into the land which I have given unto the children of
Isra’Al, because ye rebelled against my word at the water of
Meribah.

25 Take Aaron and Aleazar his son, and bring them up unto
mount Hor:

26 And strip Aaron of his garments, and put them upon
Aleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his
people, and shall die there.

27 And Moses did as Ay’ah commanded: and they went
up into mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.

28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his garments, and put
them upon Aleazar his son; and Aaron died there in the top
of the mount: and Moses and Aleazar came down from the
mount.

29 And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead,
they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of
Isra’Al.

CHAPTER 21

AND when king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the
south, heard tell that Isra’Al came by the way of the spies;
then he fought against Isra’Al, and took some of them
prisoners.

2 And Isra’Al vowed a vow unto Ay’ah, and said. If thou
wilt indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will
utterly destroy their cities.

3 And Ay’ah hearkened to the voice of Isra’Al, and
delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed
them and their cities: and he called the name of the place
Horrnah.

4 And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the
Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of the

people was much discouraged because of the way.

5 And the people spake against God, and against Moses,
Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the
wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water;
and our soul loatheth this light bread.

6 And Ay’ah sent fiery serpents among the people, and
they bit the people; and much people of Isra’Al died.

7 Therefore the people came to Moses, and said. We have
sinned, for we have spoken against Ay’ah, and against
thee; pray unto Ay’ah, that he take away the serpents
from us. And Moses prayed for the people.

8 And Ay’ah said unto Moses, Make thee a fiery
serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to pass,
that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall
live.

9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and put it upon a
pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten any
man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.

10 And the children of Isra’Al set forward, and pitched in
Oboth.

11 And they journeyed from Oboth, and pitched at Ije-
abarim, in the wilderness which is before Moab, toward the
sunrising.

12 From thence they removed, and pitched in the valley
of Zared.

13 From thence they removed, and pitched on the other side
of Arnon, which is in the wilderness that cometh out of the
coasts of the Amorites: for Arnon is the border of Moab,
between Moab and the Amorites.

14 Wherefore it is said in the book of the wars of Ay’ah.
What he did in the Red sea, and in the brooks of Arnon,

15 And at the stream of the brooks that goeth down to the
dwelling of Ar, and lieth upon the border of Moab.

16 And from thence they went to Beer: that is the well
whereof Ay’ah spake unto Moses, Gather the people
together, and I will give them water.

17 ‘|[ Then Isra’Al sang this song. Spring up, O well; sing ye
unto it:

18 The princes digged the well, the nobles of the people
digged it, by the direction of the lawgiver, with their staves.
And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah:

19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel: and from Nahaliel to
Bamoth:

20 And from Bamoth in the valley, that is in the country of
Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looketh toward
Y’shimon.

21 And Isra’Al sent messengers unto Sihon king of the
Amorites, saying,

22 Let me pass through thy land: we will not turn into the
fields, or into the vineyards; we will not drink of the waters
of the well: but we will go along by the king’s high way,
until we be past thy borders.

23 And Sihon would not suffer Isra’Al to pass through his
border: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and went
out against Isra’Al into the wilderness: and he came to Jahaz,
and fought against Isra’Al.

24 And Isra’Al smote him with the edge of the sword, and
possessed his land from Arnon unto Jabbok, even unto the
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Ammon was strong.

25 And Isra’Al took all these cities: and Isra’Al dwelt in all the
cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all the villages
thereof.

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

27 Wherefore they that speak in proverbs say. Come into
Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and prepared:

28 For there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the
city of Sihon: it hath consumed Ar of Moab, and Ay’ahs
of the high places of Arnon.

29 Woe to thee, Moab! thou art undone, O people of
Chemosh: he hath given his sons that escaped, and his
daughters, into captivity unto Sihon king of the Amorites.

30 We have shot at them; Heshbon is perished even unto
Dibon, and we have laid them waste even unto Nophah,
which reacheth unto Medeba.

31Thus Isra’Al dwelt in the land of the Amorites.

32 And Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, and they took the
villages thereof, and drove out the Amorites that were there.

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

34 And the Ford said unto Moses, Fear him not: for I have
delivered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his
land; and thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Sihon king
of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.

35 So they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, until
there was none left him alive: and they possessed his land.

CHAPTER 22

AND the children of Isra’Al set forward, and pitched in the
plains of Moab on this side Jordan by Y’richo.

2 And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Isra’Al had
done to the Amorites.

3 And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because they
were many: and Moab was distressed because of the
children of Isra’Al.

4 And Moab said unto the elders of Midian, Now shall this
company lick up all that are round about us, as the ox
licketh up the grass of the field. And Balak the son of
Zippor was king of the Moabites at that time.

5 He sent messengers therefore unto Balaam the son of
Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of the
children of his people, to call him, saying. Behold, there is a
people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of
the earth, and they abide over against me:

6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people;
for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail,
that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of
the land: for I wot that he whom thou blessest is blessed,
and he whom thou cursest is cursed.

7 And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed
with the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came
unto Balaam, and spake unto him the words of Balak.

8 And he said unto them, Fodge here this night, and I will
bring you word again, as the Ford shall speak unto me: and
the princes of Moab abode with Balaam.

9 And God came unto Balaam, and said. What men are
these with thee?

10 And Balaam said unto God, Balak the son of Zippor,
king of Moab, hath sent unto me, saying,

11 Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which
covereth the face of the earth: come now, curse me them;
peradventure I shall be able to overcome them, and drive
them out.

12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with
them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.

13 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and said unto the
princes of Balak, Get you into your land: for the FORD
refuseth to give me leave to go with you.

14 And the princes of Moab rose up, and they went unto
Balak, and said, Balaam refuseth to come with us.

15 And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more
honourable than they.

16 And they came to Balaam, and said to him. Thus saith
Balak the son of Zippor, Fet nothing, I pray thee, hinder
thee from coming unto me:

17 For I will promote thee unto very great honour, and I
will do whatsoever thou sayest unto me: come therefore, I
pray thee, curse me this people.

18 And Balaam answered and said unto the servants of
Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and
gold. I cannot go beyond the word of the Ford my God, to
do less or more.

19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye also here this night,
that I may know what the FORD will say unto me more.

20 And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him.
If the men come to call thee, rise up, and go with them; but
yet the word which I shall say unto thee, that shalt thou do.

21 And Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass,
and went with the princes of Moab.

22 And God’s anger was kindled because he went: and
the angel of the FORD stood in the way for an adversary
against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two
servants were with him.

23 And the ass saw the angel of the Ford standing in the
way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and the ass turned
aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam
smote the ass, to turn her into the way.

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

25 And when the ass saw the angel of the Ford, she thrust
herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam’s foot against the
wall: and he smote her again.

26 And the angel of the Ford went further, and stood in a
narrow place, where was no way to turn either to the right
hand or to the left.

27 And when the ass saw the angel of the Ford, she fell
down under Balaam: and Balaam’s anger was kindled, and
he smote the ass with a staff.

28 And the Ford opened the mouth of the ass, and she said
unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast
smitten me these three times?

29 And Balaam said unto the ass. Because thou hast
mocked me: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for
now would I kill thee.

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30 And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon
which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day?
was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And he said. Nay.

31 Then Ay’ah opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw
the angel of Ay’ah standing in the way, and his sword
drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell
flat on his face.

32 And the angel of Ay’ah said unto him. Wherefore
hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold, I went
out to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse before
me:

33 And the ass saw me, and turned from me these three
times: unless she had turned from me, surely now also I had
slain thee, and saved her alive.

34 And Balaam said unto the angel of Ay’ah, I have
sinned; for I knew not that thou stoodest in the way against
me: now therefore, if it displease thee, I will get me back
again.

35 And the angel of Ay’ah said unto Balaam, Go with
the men: but only the word that I shall speak unto thee, that
thou shalt speak. So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.

36 And when Balak heard that Balaam was come, he went
out to meet him unto a city of Moab, which is in the border
of Arnon, which is in the utmost coast.

37 And Balak said unto Balaam, Did I not earnestly send
unto thee to call thee? wherefore earnest thou not unto me?
am 1 not able indeed to promote thee to honour?

38 And Balaam said unto Balak, Lo, I am come unto thee:
have I now any power at all to say any thing? the word that
God putteth in my mouth, that shall I speak.

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

40 And Balak offered oxen and sheep, and sent to Balaam,
and to the princes that were with him.

41 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Balak took
Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of Baal,
that thence he might see the utmost part of the people.

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AND Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars,
and prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams.

2 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken; and Balak and
Balaam offered on every altar a bullock and a ram.

3 And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand by thy burnt offering,
and 1 will go: peradventure Ay’ah will come to meet me:
and whatsoever he sheweth me I will tell thee. And he went
to an high place.

4 And God met Balaam: and he said unto him, I have
prepared seven altars, and I have offered upon every altar a
bullock and a ram.

5 And Ay’ah put a word in Balaam’s mouth, and said.
Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.

6 And he returned unto him, and, lo, he stood by his burnt
sacrifice, he, and all the princes of Moab.

7 And he took up his parable, and said. Balak the king of
Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains of
the east, saying. Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy
Isra’Al.

8 How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how

shall I defy, whom Ay’ah hath not defied?

9 Lor from the top of the rocks I see him, and from the hills
I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell alone, and shall not
be reckoned among the nations.

10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the
fourth part of Isra’Al? Let me die the death of the righteous,
and let my last end be like his!

11 And Balak said unto Balaam, What hast thou done unto
me? I took thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou
hast blessed them altogether.

12 And he answered and said. Must I not take heed to speak
that which Ay’ah hath put in my mouth?

13 And Balak said unto him. Come, I pray thee, with me
unto another place, from whence thou mayest see them:
thou shalt see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not see
them all: and curse me them from thence.

14 And he brought him into the field of Zophirn, to the
top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a bullock
and a ram on every altar.

15 And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy burnt
offering, while I meet Ay’ah yonder.

16 And Ay’ah met Balaam, and put a word in his mouth,
and said. Go again unto Balak, and say thus.

17 And when he came to him, behold, he stood by his burnt
offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And Balak said
unto him. What hath Ay’ah spoken?

18 And he took up his parable, and said. Rise up, Balak,
and hear; hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:

19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of
man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do
it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

20 Behold, I have received commandment to bless: and he
hath blessed; and 1 cannot reverse it.

21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob, neither hath he
seen perverseness in Isra’Al: Ay’ah his God is with him,
and the shout of a king is among them.

22 God brought them out of Egypt; he hath as it were the
strength of an unicorn.

23 Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is
there any divination against Isra’Al: according to this time it
shall be said of Jacob and of Isra’Al, What hath God
wrought!

24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a great lion, and lift
up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down until he
eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.

25 And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither curse them at all,
nor bless them at all.

26 But Balaam answered and said unto Balak, Told not I
thee, saying. All that Ay’ah speaketh, that I must do?

27 And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, I pray thee, I will
bring thee unto another place; peradventure it will please
God that thou mayest curse me them from thence.

28 And Balak brought Balaam unto the top of Peor, that
looketh toward Y’shimon.

29 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven
altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.

30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and offered a bullock
and a ram on every altar.

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CHAPTER 24

AND when Balaam saw that it pleased Ay’ah to bless
Isra’Al, he went not, as at other times, to seek for
enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.

2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Isra’Al abiding
in his tents according to their tribes; and the spirit of God
came upon him.

3 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of
Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said:

4 He hath said, which heard the words of God, which saw
the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance , but having
his eyes open:

5 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and thy tabernacles,
O Isra’Al!

6 As the valleys are they spread forth, as gardens by the
river’s side, as the trees of lign aloes which Ay’ah hath
planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.

7 He shall pour the water out of his buckets, and his seed
shall be in many waters, and his king shall be higher than
Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted.

8 God brought him forth out of Egypt; he hath as it were the
strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the nations his
enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them
through with his arrows.

9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion:
who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and
cursed is he that curseth thee.

10 And Balak’s anger was kindled against Balaam, and he
smote his hands together: and Balak said unto Balaam, I
called thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast
altogether blessed them these three times.

11 Therefore now flee thou to thy place: I thought to
promote thee unto great honour; but, lo, Ay’ah hath kept
thee back from honour.

12 And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I not also to thy
messengers which thou sentest unto me, saying,

13 If Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold.
I cannot go beyond the commandment of Ay’ah, to do
either good or bad of mine own mind; but what Ay’ah
saith, that will I speak?

14 And now, behold, I go unto my people: come therefore,
and I will advertise thee what this people shall do to thy
people in the latter days.

15 And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son
of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath
said:

16 He hath said, which heard the words of God, and knew
the knowledge of the most High, which saw the vision of
the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes
open:

17 1 shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not
nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre
shall rise out of Isra’Al, and shall smite the corners of Moab,
and destroy all the children of Sheth.

18 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a
possession for his enemies; and Isra’Al shall do valiantly.

19 Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion,
and shall destroy him that remaineth of the city.

20 And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his

parable, and said. Amalek was the first of the nations; but
his latter end shall be that he perish for ever.

21 And he looked on the Kenites, and took up his parable,
and said. Strong is thy dwellingplace, and thou puttest thy
nest in a rock.

22 Nevertheless the Kenite shall be wasted, until Asshur
shall carry thee away captive.

23 And he took up his parable, and said. Alas, who shall
live when God doeth this!

24 And ships shall come from the coast of Chittim, and
shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, and he also shall
perish for ever.

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

CHAPTER 25

AND Isra’Al abode in Shittim, and the people began to
commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab.

2 And they called the people unto the sacrifices of their
gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods.

3 And Isra’Al joined himself unto Baal-peor: and the anger
of Ay’ah was kindled against Isra’Al.

4 And Ay’ah said unto Moses, Take all the heads of the
people, and hang them up before Ay’ah against the sun,
that the fierce anger of Ay’ah may be turned away from
Isra’Al.

5 And Moses said unto the judges of Isra’Al, Slay ye every
one his men that were joined unto Baal-peor.

6 And, behold, one of the children of Isra’Al came and
brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight
of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the
children of Isra’Al, who were weeping before the door of the
tabernacle of the congregation.

7 And when Phinehas, the son of Aleazar, the son of Aaron
the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation,
and took a javelin in his hand;

8 And he went after the man of Isra’Al into the tent, and
thrust both of them through, the man of Isra’Al, and the
woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from
the children of Isra’Al.

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

10 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

11 Phinehas, the son of Aleazar, the son of Aaron the priest,
hath turned my wrath away from the children of Isra’Al,
while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I
consumed not the children of Isra’Al in my jealousy.

12 Wherefore say. Behold, I give unto him my covenant of
peace:

13 And he shall have it, and his seed after him, even the
covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he was
zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the
children of Isra’Al.

14 Now the name of the Isra’Alite that was slain, even that
was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son
of Salu, a prince of a chief house among the Simeonites.

15 And the name of the Midianitish woman that was slain
was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur; he was head over a people,
and of a chief house in Midian.

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16 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

17 Vex the Midianites, and smite them:

18 For they vex you with their wiles, wherewith they have
beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and in the matter of
Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of Midian, their sister,
which was slain in the day of the plague for Peor’s sake.

CHAPTER 26

AND it came to pass after the plague, that Ay’ah spake
unto Moses and unto Aleazar the son of Aaron the priest,
saying,

2 Take the sum of all the congregation of the children of
Isra’Al, from twenty years old and upward, throughout their
fathers’ house, all that are able to go to war in Isra’Al.

3 And Moses and Aleazar the priest spake with them in the
plains of Moab by Jordan near Y’richo, saying,

4 Take the sum of the people , from twenty years old and
upward; as Ay’ah commanded Moses and the children
of Isra’Al, which went forth out of the land of Egypt.

5 Reuben, the eldest son of Isra’Al: the children of Reuben;
Hanoch, of whom cometh 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 and three thousand and
seven hundred and thirty.

8 And the sons of Pallu; Aliab.

9 And the sons of Aliab; Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram.
This is that Dathan and Abiram, which were famous in the
congregation, who strove against Moses and against Aaron
in the company of Korah, when they strove against the
Lord:

10 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them
up together with Korah, when that company died, what time
the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men: and they
became a sign.

11 Notwithstanding the children of Korah died not.

12 ‘I The sons of Simeon after 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 Zarhites: of Shaul, the family
of the Shaulites.

14 These are the families of the Simeonites, twenty and two
thousand and two hundred.

15 The children of Gad after 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 according
to those that were numbered of them, forty thousand and
five hundred.

19 ‘I The sons of Yudah were Er and Onan: and Er and Onan
died in the land of Canaan.

20 And the sons of Yudah after their families were; 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 are the families of Yudah according to those that
were numbered of them, threescore and sixteen thousand
and five hundred.

23 ‘ll Of the sons of Issachar after their families: o/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 according to those
that were numbered of them, threescore and four thousand
and three hundred.

26 ‘|[ Of the sons of Zebulun after their families: of Sered,
the family of the Sardites: of Alon, the family of the
Alonites: of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites.

27 These are the families of the Zebulunites according to
those that were numbered of them, threescore thousand and
five hundred.

28 The sons of Joseph after their families were Manasseh
and Ephraim.

29 Of the sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the family of the
Machirites: and Machir begat Gilead: of Gilead come the
family of the Gileadites.

30 These are the sons of Gilead: of Y’ezer, the family of the
Y’ezerites: 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 ‘I And Zelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but
daughters: and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad
were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.

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

35 ‘I These are the sons of Ephraim after 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 sons of Ephraim according
to those that were numbered of them, thirty and two
thousand and five hundred. These are the sons of Joseph
after their families.

38 f The sons of Benjamin after 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 Shupham, the family of the Shuphamites: of
Hupham, the family of the Huphamites.

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

41 These are the sons of Benjamin after their families: and
they that were numbered of them were forty and five
thousand and six hundred.

42 ‘1 These are the sons of Dan after their families: of
Shuham, the family of the Shuhamites. These are the

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families of Dan after their families.

43 All the families of the Shuhamites, according to those
that were numbered of them, were threescore and four
thousand and four hundred.

44 ‘ll Of the children of Asher after their families: of Jirnna,
the family of the Jimnites: of Yeshwahi, the family of the
Yeshwahites: of Beryah, the family of the Beriites.

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

46 And the name of the daughter of Asher was Sarah.

47 These are the families of the sons of Asher according to
those that were numbered of them; who were fifty and three
thousand and four hundred.

48 ( K Of the sons of Naphtali after their families: of Jahzeel,
the family of the Jahzeelites: of Guni, the family of the
Gunites:

49 Of Y’zer, the family of the Y’zerites: of Shillem, the
family of the Shillemites.

50 These are the families of Naphtali according to their
families: and they that were numbered of them were forty
and five thousand and four hundred.

51 These were the numbered of the children of Isra’Al, six
hundred thousand and a thousand seven hundred and thirty.

52 f And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

53 Unto these the land shall be divided for an inheritance
according to the number of names.

54 To many thou shalt give the more inheritance, and to
few thou shalt give the less inheritance: to every one shall
his inheritance be given according to those that were
numbered of him.

55 Notwithstanding the land shall be divided by lot:
according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they
shall inherit.

56 According to the lot shall the possession thereof be
divided between many and few.

57 And these are they that were numbered of the Levites
after their families: of Gershon, the family of the
Gershonites: 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
Korathites. And Kohath begat Amram.

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

60 And unto Aaron was born Nadab, and Abihu, Aleazar,
and Ithamar.

61 And Nadab and Abihu died, when they offered strange
fire before Ay’ah.

62 And those that were numbered of them were twenty and
three thousand, all males from a month old and upward: for
they were not numbered among the children of Isra’Al,
because there was no inheritance given them among the
children of Isra’Al.

63 K These are they that were numbered by Moses and
Aleazar the priest, who numbered the children of Isra’Al in
the plains of Moab by Jordan near Y’richo.

64 But among these there was not a man of them whom
Moses and Aaron the priest numbered, when they
numbered the children of Isra’Al in the wilderness of Sinai.

65 Lor Ay’ah had said of them. They shall surely die in
the wilderness. And there was not left a man of them, save
Caleb the son of Y’phunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.

CHAPTER 27

THEN came the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of
Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of
Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph:
and these are the names of his daughters; Mahlah, Noah,
and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah.

2 And they stood before Moses, and before Aleazar the
priest, and before the princes and all the congregation, by
the door of the tabernacle of the congregation, saying,

3 Our father died in the wilderness, and he was not in the
company of them that gathered themselves together against
Ay’ah in the company of Korah; but died in his own sin,
and had no sons.

4 Why should the name of our father be done away from
among his family, because he hath no son? Give unto us
therefore a possession among the brethren of our father.

5 And Moses brought their cause before Ay’ah.

6 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

7 The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: thou shalt
surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their
father’s brethren; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of
their father to pass unto them.

8 And thou shalt speak unto the children of Isra’Al, saying. If
a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his
inheritance to pass unto his daughter.

9 And if he have no daughter, then ye shall give his
inheritance unto his brethren.

10 And if he have no brethren, then ye shall give his
inheritance unto his father’s brethren.

11 And if his father have no brethren, then ye shall give his
inheritance unto his kinsman that is next to him of his
family, and he shall possess it: and it shall be unto the
children of Isra’Al a statute of judgment, as Ay’ah
commanded Moses.

12 And Ay’ah said unto Moses, Get thee up into this
mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given unto
the children of Isra’Al.

13 And when thou hast seen it, thou also shalt be gathered
unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother was gathered.

14 Lor ye rebelled against my commandment in the desert
of Zin, in the strife of the congregation, to sanctify me at
the water before their eyes: that is the water of Meribah in
Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.

15 And Moses spake unto Ay’ah, saying,

16 Let Ay’ah, the God of the spirits of all flesh, set a
man over the congregation.

17 Which may go out before them, and which may go in
before them, and which may lead them out, and which may
bring them in; that the congregation of Ay’ah be not as
sheep which have no shepherd.

18 And Ay’ah said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the
son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thine hand

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upon him;

19 And set him before Aleazar the priest, and before all the
congregation; and give him a charge in their sight.

20 And thou shalt put some of thine honour upon him, that
all the congregation of the children of Isra’Al may be
obedient.

21 And he shall stand before Aleazar the priest, who shall
ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim before the
Lord: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they
shall come in, both he, and all the children of Isra’Al with
him, even all the congregation.

22 And Moses did as Ay’ah commanded him: and he
took Joshua, and set him before Aleazar the priest, and
before all the congregation:

23 And he laid his hands upon him, and gave him a charge,
as Ay’ah commanded by the hand of Moses.

CHAPTER 28

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Command the children of Isra’Al, and say unto them. My
offering, and my bread for my sacrifices made by fire, for a
sweet savour unto me, shall ye observe to offer unto me in
their due season.

3 And thou shalt say unto them. This is the offering made
by fire which ye shall offer unto Ay’ah; two lambs of
the first year without spot day by day, for a continual burnt
offering.

4 The one lamb shalt thou offer in the morning, and the
other lamb shalt thou offer at even;

5 And a tenth part of an ephah of flour for a meat offering,
mingled with the fourth part of an hin of beaten oil.

6 It is a continual burnt offering, which was ordained in
mount Sinai for a sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire
unto Ay’ah.

7 And the drink offering thereof shall be the fourth part of
an hin for the one lamb: in the holy place shalt thou cause
the strong wine to be poured unto Ay’ah for a drink
offering.

8 And the other lamb shalt thou offer at even: as the meat
offering of the morning, and as the drink offering thereof,
thou shalt offer it, a sacrifice made by fire, of a sweet
savour unto Ay’ah.

9 And on the sabbath day two lambs of the first year
without spot, and two tenth deals of flour for a meat
offering, mingled with oil, and the drink offering thereof:

10 This is the burnt offering of every sabbath, beside the
continual burnt offering, and his drink offering.

11 And in the beginnings of your months ye shall offer a
burnt offering unto Ay’ah; two young bullocks, and one
ram, seven lambs of the first year without spot;

12 And three tenth deals of flour for a meat offering,
mingled with oil, for one bullock; and two tenth deals of
flour for a meat offering, mingled with oil, for one ram;

13 And a several tenth deal of flour mingled with oil for a
meat offering unto one lamb; for a burnt offering of a sweet
savour, a sacrifice made by fire unto Ay’ah.

14 And their drink offerings shall be half an hin of wine
unto a bullock, and the third part of an hin unto a ram, and
a fourth part of an hin unto a lamb: this is the burnt offering

of every month throughout the months of the year.

15 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering unto the
Lord shall be offered, beside the continual burnt offering,
and his drink offering.

16 And in the fourteenth day of the first month is the
passover of Ay’ah.

17 And in the fifteenth day of this month is the feast: seven
days shall unleavened bread be eaten.

18 In the first day shall be an holy convocation; ye shall do
no manner of servile work therein:

19 But ye shall offer a sacrifice made by fire for a burnt
offering unto Ay’ah; two young bullocks, and one ram,
and seven lambs of the first year: they shall be unto you
without blemish:

20 And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with
oil: three tenth deals shall ye offer for a bullock, and two
tenth deals for a ram;

21 A several tenth deal shalt thou offer for every lamb,
throughout the seven lambs:

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

23 Ye shall offer these beside the burnt offering in the
morning, which is for a continual burnt offering.

24 After this manner ye shall offer daily, throughout the
seven days, the meat of the sacrifice made by fire, of a
sweet savour unto Ay’ah: it shall be offered beside the
continual burnt offering, and his drink offering.

25 And on the seventh day ye shall have an holy
convocation; ye shall do no servile work.

26 Also in the day of the firstfmits, when ye bring a new
meat offering unto Ay’ah, after your weeks be out, ye
shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work:

27 But ye shall offer the burnt offering for a sweet savour
unto Ay’ah; two young bullocks, one ram, seven lambs
of the first year;

28 And their meat offering of flour mingled with oil, three
tenth deals unto one bullock, two tenth deals unto one ram,

29 A several tenth deal unto one lamb, throughout the seven
lambs;

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

31 Ye shall offer them beside the continual burnt offering,
and his meat offering, (they shall be unto you without
blemish) and their drink offerings.

CHAPTER 29

AND in the seventh month, on the first day of the month,
ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile
work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you.

2 And ye shall offer a burnt offering for a sweet savour
unto Ay’ah; one young bullock, one ram, and seven
lambs of the first year without blemish:

3 And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil,
three tenth deals for a bullock, and two tenth deals for a
ram,

4 And one tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the seven
lambs:

5 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering, to make an
atonement for you:

6 Beside the burnt offering of the month, and his meat

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offering, and the daily burnt offering, and his meat offering,
and their drink offerings, according unto their manner, for a
sweet savour, a sacrifice made by fire unto Ay’ah.

7 And ye shall have on the tenth day of this seventh
month an holy convocation; and ye shall afflict your souls:
ye shall not do any work therein:

8 But ye shall offer a burnt offering unto Ay’ah for a
sweet savour; one young bullock, one ram, and seven lambs
of the first year; they shall be unto you without blemish:

9 And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with oil,
three tenth deals to a bullock, and two tenth deals to one
ram,

10 A several tenth deal for one lamb, throughout the seven
lambs:

11 One kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the sin
offering of atonement, and the continual burnt offering, and
the meat offering of it, and their drink offerings.

12 And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month ye shall
have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work, and
ye shall keep a feast unto Ay’ah seven days:

13 And ye shall offer a burnt offering, a sacrifice made by
fire, of a sweet savour unto Ay’ah; thirteen young
bullocks, two rams, and fourteen lambs of the first year;
they shall be without blemish:

14 And their meat offering shall be of flour mingled with
oil, three tenth deals unto every bullock of the thirteen
bullocks, two tenth deals to each ram of the two rams,

15 And a several tenth deal to each lamb of the fourteen
lambs:

16 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the
continual burnt offering, his meat offering, and his drink
offering.

17 And on the second day ye shall offer twelve young
bullocks, two rams, fourteen lambs of the first year without
spot:

18 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the
bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according
to their number, after the manner:

19 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the
continual burnt offering, and the meat offering thereof, and
their drink offerings.

20 f And on the third day eleven bullocks, two rams,
fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish;

21 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the
bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according
to their number, after the manner:

22 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual
burnt offering, and his meat offering, and his drink offering.

23 1 And on the fourth day ten bullocks, two rams, and
fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish:

24 Their meat offering and their drink offerings for the
bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according
to their number, after the manner:

25 And one kid of the goats for a sin offering; beside the
continual burnt offering, his meat offering, and his drink
offering.

26 And on the fifth day nine bullocks, two rams, and
fourteen lambs of the first year without spot:

27 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the

bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according
to their number, after the manner:

28 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual
burnt offering, and his meat offering, and his drink offering.

29 And on the sixth day eight bullocks, two rams, and
fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish:

30 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the
bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according
to their number, after the manner:

31 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual
burnt offering, his meat offering, and his drink offering.

32 And on the seventh day seven bullocks, two rams, and
fourteen lambs of the first year without blemish:

33 And their meat offering and their drink offerings for the
bullocks, for the rams, and for the lambs, shall be according
to their number, after the manner:

34 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual
burnt offering, his meat offering, and his drink offering.

35 On the eighth day ye shall have a solemn assembly: ye
shall do no servile work therein:

36 But ye shall offer a burnt offering, a sacrifice made by
fire, of a sweet savour unto Ay’ah: one bullock, one
ram, seven lambs of the first year without blemish:

37 Their meat offering and their drink offerings for the
bullock, for the ram, and for the lambs, shall be according
to their number, after the manner:

38 And one goat for a sin offering; beside the continual
burnt offering, and his meat offering, and his drink offering.

39 These things ye shall do unto Ay’ah in your set
feasts, beside your vows, and your freewill offerings, for
your burnt offerings, and for your meat offerings, and for
your drink offerings, and for your peace offerings.

40 And Moses told the children of Isra’Al according to all
that Ay’ah commanded Moses.

CHAPTER 30

AND Moses spake unto the heads of the tribes concerning
the children of Isra’Al, saying. This is the thing which the
Lord hath commanded.

2 If a man vow a vow unto Ay’ah, or swear an oath to
bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he
shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.

3 If a woman also vow a vow unto Ay’ah, and bind
herself by a bond, being in her father’s house in her youth;

4 And her father hear her vow, and her bond wherewith she
hath bound her soul, and her father shall hold his peace at
her: then all her vows shall stand, and every bond
wherewith she hath bound her soul shall stand.

5 But if her father disallow her in the day that he heareth;
not any of her vows, or of her bonds wherewith she hath
bound her soul, shall stand: and Ay’ah shall forgive her,
because her father disallowed her.

6 And if she had at all an husband, when she vowed, or
uttered ought out of her lips, wherewith she bound her soul;

7 And her husband heard it, and held his peace at her in the
day that he heard it: then her vows shall stand, and her
bonds wherewith she bound her soul shall stand.

8 But if her husband disallowed her on the day that he
heard it; then he shall make her vow which she vowed, and

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that which she uttered with her lips, wherewith she bound
her soul, of none effect: and Ay’ah shall forgive her.

9 But every vow of a widow, and of her that is divorced,
wherewith they have bound their souls, shall stand against
her.

10 And if she vowed in her husband’s house, or bound her
soul by a bond with an oath;

11 And her husband heard it, and held his peace at her, and
disallowed her not: then all her vows shall stand, and every
bond wherewith she bound her soul shall stand.

12 But if her husband hath utterly made them void on the
day he heard them; then whatsoever proceeded out of her
lips concerning her vows, or concerning the bond of her
soul, shall not stand: her husband hath made them void; and
Ay’ah shall forgive her.

13 Every vow, and every binding oath to afflict the soul,
her husband may establish it, or her husband may make it
void.

14 But if her husband altogether hold his peace at her from
day to day; then he establisheth all her vows, or all her
bonds, which are upon her: he confirmeth them, because he
held his peace at her in the day that he heard them.

15 But if he shall any ways make them void after that he
hath heard them; then he shall bear her iniquity.

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

CHAPTER 31

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Avenge the children of Isra’Al of the Midianites: afterward
shalt thou be gathered unto thy people.

3 And Moses spake unto the people, saying. Arm some of
yourselves unto the war, and let them go against the
Midianites, and avenge Ay’ah of Midian.

4 Of every tribe a thousand, throughout all the tribes of
Isra’Al, shall ye send to the war.

5 So there were delivered out of the thousands of Isra’Al, a
thousand of every tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.

6 And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand of every
tribe, them and Phinehas the son of Aleazar the priest, to the
war, with the holy instruments, and the trumpets to blow in
his hand.

7 And they warred against the Midianites, as Ay’ah
commanded Moses; and they slew all the males.

8 And they slew the kings of Midian, beside the rest of
them that were slain; namely, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and
Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian: Balaam also the son
of Beor they slew with the sword.

9 And the children of Isra’Al took all the women of Midian
captives, and their little ones, and took the spoil of all their
cattle, and all their flocks, and all their goods.

10 And they burnt all their cities wherein they dwelt, and
all their goodly castles, with fire.

11 And they took all the spoil, and all the prey, both of men
and of beasts.

12 And they brought the captives, and the prey, and the
spoil, unto Moses, and Aleazar the priest, and unto the
congregation of the children of Isra’Al, unto the camp at the

plains of Moab, which are by Jordan near Y’richo.

13f And Moses, and Aleazar the priest, and all the princes
of the congregation, went forth to meet them without the
camp.

14 And Moses was wroth with the officers of the host, with
the captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds,
which came from the battle.

15 And Moses said unto them. Have ye saved all the
women alive?

16 Behold, these caused the children of Isra’Al, through the
counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against Ay’ah in
the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among the
congregation of Ay’ah.

17 Now therefore kill every male among the little ones, and
kill every woman that hath known man by lying with him.

18 But all the women children, that have not known a man
by lying with him, keep alive for yourselves.

19 And do ye abide without the camp seven days:
whosoever hath killed any person, and whosoever hath
touched any slain, purify both yourselves and your captives
on the third day, and on the seventh day.

20 And purify all your raiment, and all that is made of
skins, and all work of goats’ hair, and all things made of
wood.

21 And Aleazar the priest said unto the men of war which
went to the battle. This is the ordinance of the law which
Ay’ah commanded Moses;

22 Only the gold, and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin,
and the lead,

23 Every thing that may abide the fire, ye shall make it go
through the fire, and it shall be clean: nevertheless it shall
be purified with the water of separation: and all that abideth
not the fire ye shall make go through the water.

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

25 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

26 Take the sum of the prey that was taken, both of man
and of beast, thou, and Aleazar the priest, and the chief
fathers of the congregation:

27 And divide the prey into two parts; between them that
took the war upon them, who went out to battle, and
between all the congregation:

28 And levy a tribute unto Ay’ah of the men of war
which went out to battle: one soul of five hundred, both of
the persons, and of the beeves, and of the asses, and of the
sheep:

29 Take it of their half, and give it unto Aleazar the priest,
for an heave offering of Ay’ah.

30 And of the children of Isra’Al’s half, thou shalt take one
portion of fifty, of the persons, of the beeves, of the asses,
and of the flocks, of all manner of beasts, and give them
unto the Levites, which keep the charge of the tabernacle of
Ay’ah.

31 And Moses and Aleazar the priest did as Ay’ah
commanded Moses.

32 And the booty, being the rest of the prey which the men
of war had caught, was six hundred thousand and seventy
thousand and five thousand sheep,

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33 And threescore and twelve thousand beeves,

34 And threescore and one thousand asses,

35 And thirty and two thousand persons in all, of women
that had not known man by lying with him.

36 And the half, which was the portion of them that went
out to war, was in number three hundred thousand and
seven and thirty thousand and five hundred sheep:

37 And Ay’ah’s tribute of the sheep was six hundred
and threescore and fifteen.

38 And the beeves were thirty and six thousand; of which
Ay’ah’s tribute was threescore and twelve.

39 And the asses were thirty thousand and five hundred; of
which Ay’ah’s tribute was threescore and one.

40 And the persons were sixteen thousand; of which the
Lord’s tribute was thirty and two persons.

41 And Moses gave the tribute, which was Ay’ah’s
heave offering, unto Aleazar the priest, as Ay’ah
commanded Moses.

42 And of the children of Isra’Al’s half, which Moses
divided from the men that warred,

43 (Now the half that pertained unto the congregation was
three hundred thousand and thirty thousand and seven
thousand and five hundred sheep,

44 And thirty and six thousand beeves,

45 And thirty thousand asses and five hundred,

46 And sixteen thousand persons;)

47 Even of the children of Isra’Al’s half, Moses took one
portion of fifty, both of man and of beast, and gave them
unto the Levites, which kept the charge of the tabernacle of
Ay’ah; as Ay’ah commanded Moses.

48 And the officers which were over thousands of the
host, the captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds,
came near unto Moses:

49 And they said unto Moses, Thy servants have taken the
sum of the men of war which are under our charge, and
there lacketh not one man of us.

50 We have therefore brought an oblation for Ay’ah,
what every man hath gotten, of jewels of gold, chains, and
bracelets, rings, earrings, and tablets, to make an atonement
for our souls before Ay’ah.

51 And Moses and Aleazar the priest took the gold of them,
even all wrought jewels.

52 And all the gold of the offering that they offered up to
Ay’ah, of the captains of thousands, and of the captains
of hundreds, was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty
shekels.

53 ( For the men of war had taken spoil, every man for
himself.)

54 And Moses and Aleazar the priest took the gold of the
captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into
the tabernacle of the congregation, for a memorial for the
children of Isra’Al before Ay’ah.

CHAPTER 32

NOW the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a
very great multitude of cattle: and when they saw the land
of Jazer, and the land of Gilead, that, behold, the place was
a place for cattle;

2 The children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and

spake unto Moses, and to Aleazar the priest, and unto the
princes of the congregation, saying,

3 Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon,
and Alealeh, and Shebam, and Nebo, and Beon,

4 Even the country which Ay’ah smote before the
congregation of Isra’Al, is a land for cattle, and thy servants
have cattle:

5 Wherefore, said they, if we have found grace in thy sight,
let this land be given unto thy servants for a possession, and
bring us not over Jordan.

6 f And Moses said unto the children of Gad and to the
children of Reuben, Shall your brethren go to war, and shall
ye sit here?

7 And wherefore discourage ye the heart of the children of
Isra’Al from going over into the land which Ay’ah hath
given them?

8 Thus did your fathers, when I sent them from Kadesh-
barnea to see the land.

9 Lor when they went up unto the valley of Eshcol, and saw
the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of
Isra’Al, that they should not go into the land which Ay’ah
had given them.

10 And Ay’ah’s anger was kindled the same time, and
he sware, saying,

11 Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from
twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I
sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because
they have not wholly followed me:

12 Save Caleb the son of Y’phunneh the Kenezite, and
Joshua the son of Nun: for they have wholly followed the
Lord.

13 And Ay’ah’s anger was kindled against Isra’Al, and he
made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until all
the generation, that had done evil in the sight of Ay’ah,
was consumed.

14 And. behold, ye are risen up in your fathers’ stead, an
increase of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of
Ay’ah toward Isra’Al.

15 Lor if ye turn away from after him, he will yet again
leave them in the wilderness; and ye shall destroy all this
people.

16 1 And they came near unto him, and said. We will build
sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones:

17 But we ourselves will go ready armed before the
children of Isra’Al, until we have brought them unto their
place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fenced cities
because of the inhabitants of the land.

18 We will not return unto our houses, until the children of
Isra’Al have inherited every man his inheritance.

19 Lor we will not inherit with them on yonder side Jordan,
or forward; because our inheritance is fallen to us on this
side Jordan eastward.

20 And Moses said unto them. If ye will do this thing, if
ye will go armed before Ay’ah to war,

21 And will go all of you armed over Jordan before the
Lord, until he hath driven out his enemies from before
him,

22 And the land be subdued before Ay’ah: then
afterward ye shall return, and be guiltless before Ay’ah,

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and before Isra’Al; and this land shall be your possession
before Ay’ah.

23 But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against
Ay’ah: and be sure your sin will find you out.

24 Build you cities for your little ones, and folds for your
sheep; and do that which hath proceeded out of your mouth.

25 And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben
spake unto Moses, saying. Thy servants will do as my lord
commandeth.

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

27 But thy servants will pass over, every man armed for
war, before Ay’ah to battle, as my lord saith.

28 So concerning them Moses commanded Aleazar the
priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the chief fathers of
the tribes of the children of Isra’Al:

29 And Moses said unto them. If the children of Gad and
the children of Reuben will pass with you over Jordan,
every man armed to battle, before Ay’ah, and the land
shall be subdued before you; then ye shall give them the
land of Gilead for a possession:

30 But if they will not pass over with you armed, 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 Ay’ah hath said unto thy servants,
so will we do.

32 We will pass over armed before Ay’ah into the land
of Canaan, that the possession of our inheritance on this
side Jordan may be ours.

33 And Moses gave unto them, even to the children of Gad,
and to the children of Reuben, and unto half the tribe of
Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of
the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og king of Bashan, the
land, with the cities thereof in the coasts, even the cities of
the country round about.

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

35 And Atroth, Shophan, and Jaazer, and Jogbehah,

36 And Beth-nimrah, and Beth-haran, fenced cities: and
folds for sheep.

37 And the children of Reuben built Heshbon, and Alealeh,
and Kirjathaim,

38 And Nebo, and Baal-meon, (their names being changed,)
and Shibmah: and gave other names unto the cities which
they budded.

39 And the children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to
Gilead, and took it, and dispossessed the Amorite which
was in it.

40 And Moses gave Gilead unto Machir the son of
Manasseh; and he dwelt therein.

41 And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took the small
towns thereof, and called them Havoth-jair.

42 And Nobah went and took Kenath, and the villages
thereof, and called it Nobah, after his own name.

CHAPTER 33

THESE are the journeys of the children of Isra’Al, which
went forth out of the land of Egypt with their armies under
the hand of Moses and Aaron.

2 And Moses wrote their goings out according to their
journeys by the commandment of Ay’ah: and these are
their journeys according to their goings out.

3 And they departed from Rameses in the first month, on
the fifteenth day of the first month; on the morrow after the
passover the children of Isra’Al went out with an high hand
in the sight of all the Egyptians.

4 For the Egyptians buried all their firstborn, which the
Lord had smitten among them: upon their gods also the
Lord executed judgments.

5 And the children of Isra’Al removed from Rameses, and
pitched in Succoth.

6 And they departed from Succoth, and pitched in Etham,
which is in the edge of the wilderness.

7 And they removed from Etham, and turned again unto Pi-
hahiroth, which is before Baal-zephon: and they pitched
before Migdol.

8 And they departed from before Pi-hahiroth, and passed
through the midst of the sea into the wilderness, and went
three days’ journey in the wilderness of Etham, and pitched
in Marah.

9 And they removed from Marah, and came unto Alim: and
in Alim were twelve fountains of water, and threescore and
ten palm trees; and they pitched there.

10 And they removed from Alim, and encamped by the Red
sea.

11 And they removed from the Red sea, and encamped in
the wilderness of Sin.

12 And they took their journey out of the wilderness of Sin,
and encamped in Dophkah.

13 And they departed from Dophkah, and encamped in
Alush.

14 And they removed from Alush, and encamped at
Rephidim, where was no water for the people to drink.

15 And they departed from Rephidim, and pitched in the
wilderness of Sinai.

16 And they removed from the desert of Sinai, and pitched
at Kibroth-hattaavah.

17 And they departed from Kibroth-hattaavah, and
encamped at Hazeroth.

18 And they departed from Hazeroth, and pitched in
Rithmah.

19 And they departed from Rithmah, and pitched at

Rimmon-parez.

20 And they departed from Rimmon-parez, and pitched in
Libnah.

21 And they removed from Libnah, and pitched at Rissah.

22 And they journeyed from Rissah, and pitched in

Kehelathah.

23 And they went from Kehelathah, and pitched in mount
Shapher.

24 And they removed from mount Shapher, and encamped
in Haradah.

25 And they removed from Haradah, and pitched in

Makheloth.

26 And they removed from Makheloth, and encamped at
Tahath.

27 And they departed from Tahath, and pitched at Tarah.

28 And they removed from Tarah, and pitched in Mithcah.

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29 And they went from Mithcah, and pitched in
Hashmonah.

30 And they departed from Hashmonah, and encamped at
Moseroth.

31 And they departed from Moseroth, and pitched in Bene-
jaakan.

32 And they removed from Bene-jaakan, and encamped at
Hor-hagidgad.

33 And they went from Hor-hagidgad, and pitched in
Jotbathah.

34 And they removed from Jotbathah, and encamped at
Ebronah.

35 And they departed from Ebronah, and encamped at
Ezion-gaber.

36 And they removed from Ezion-gaber, and pitched in the
wilderness of Zin, which is Kadesh.

37 And they removed from Kadesh, and pitched in mount
Hor, in the edge of the land of Edom.

38 And Aaron the priest went up into mount Hor at the
commandment of Ay’ah, and died there, in the fortieth
year after the children of Isra’Al were come out of the land
of Egypt, in the first day of the fifth month.

39 And Aaron was an hundred and twenty and three years
old when he died in mount Hor.

40 And king Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south
in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the children
of Isra’Al.

41 And they departed from mount Hor, and pitched in
Zalmonah.

42 And they departed from Zalmonah, and pitched in
Punon.

43 And they departed from Punon, and pitched in Oboth.

44 And they departed from Oboth, and pitched in Ije-
abarim, in the border of Moab.

45 And they departed from Iim, and pitched in Dibon-gad.

46 And they removed from Dibon-gad, and encamped in
Almon-diblathaim.

47 And they removed from Almon-diblathaim, and pitched
in the mountains of Abarim, before Nebo.

48 And they departed from the mountains of Abarim, and
pitched in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Y’richo.

49 And they pitched by Jordan, from Beth-jesimoth even
unto Abel-shittim in the plains of Moab.

50 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses in the plains of Moab
by Jordan near Y’richo, saying,

51 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, and say unto them.
When ye are passed over Jordan into the land of Canaan;

52 Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land
from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy
all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high
places:

53 And ye shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land, and
dwell therein: for I have given you the land to possess it.

54 And ye shall divide the land by lot for an inheritance
among your families: and to the more ye shall give the
more inheritance, and to the fewer ye shall give the less
inheritance: every man’s inheritance shall be in the place
where his lot falleth; according to the tribes of your fathers
ye shall inherit.

55 But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land
from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those
which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes,
and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land
wherein ye dwell.

56 Moreover it shall come to pass, that I shall do unto you,
as I thought to do unto them.

CHAPTER 34

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Command the children of Isra’Al, and say unto them.
When ye come into the land of Canaan; (this is the land that
shall fall unto you for an inheritance, even the land of
Canaan with the coasts thereof:)

3 Then your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of
Zin along by the coast of Edom, and your south border shall
be the outmost coast of the salt sea eastward:

4 And your border shall turn from the south to the ascent of
Akrabbim, and pass on to Zin: and the going forth thereof
shall be from the south to Kadesh-barnea, and shall go on to
Hazar-addar, and pass on to Azmon:

5 And the border shall fetch a compass from Azmon unto
the river of Egypt, and the goings out of it shall be at the
sea.

6 And as for the western border, ye shall even have the
great sea for a border: this shall be your west border.

7 And this shall be your north border: from the great sea ye
shall point out for you mount Hor:

8 From mount Hor ye shall point out your border unto the
entrance of Hamath; and the goings forth of the border shall
be to Zedad:

9 And the border shall go on to Ziphron, and the goings
out of it shall be at Hazar-enan: this shall be your north
border.

10 And ye shall point out your east border from Hazar-enan
to Shepham:

11 And the coast shall go down from Shepham to Riblah,
on the east side of Ain; and the border shall descend, and
shall reach unto the side of the sea of Chinnereth eastward:

12 And the border shall go down to Jordan, and the goings
out of it shall be at the salt sea: this shall be your land with
the coasts thereof round about.

13 And Moses commanded the children of Isra’Al, saying.
This is the land which ye shall inherit by lot, which the
Lord commanded to give unto the nine tribes, and to the
half tribe:

14 For the tribe of the children of Reuben according to the
house of their fathers, and the tribe of the children of Gad
according to the house of their fathers, have received their
inheritance; and half the tribe of Manasseh have received
their inheritance:

15 The two tribes and the half tribe have received their
inheritance on this side Jordan near Y’richo eastward,
toward the sunrising.

16 And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

17 These are the names of the men which shall divide the
land unto you: Aleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of
Nun.

18 And ye shall take one prince of every tribe, to divide the

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land by inheritance.

19 And the names of the men are these: Of the tribe of
Yudah, Caleb the son of Y’phunneh.

20 And of the tribe of the children of Simeon, Shemuel the
son of Ammihud.

21 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Alidad the son of Chislon.

22 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Dan, Bukki
the son of Jogli.

23 The prince of the children of Joseph, for the tribe of the
children of Manasseh, Hanniel the son of Ephod.

24 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Ephraim,
Kemuel the son of Shiphtan.

25 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Zebulun,
Alizaphan the son of Parnach.

26 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Issachar,
Paltiel the son of Azzan.

27 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Asher,
Ahihud the son of Shelomi.

28 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Naphtali,
Pedahel the son of Ammihud.

29 These are they whom Ay’ah commanded to divide
the inheritance unto the children of Isra’Al in the land of
Canaan.

CHAPTER 35

AND Ay’ah spake unto Moses in the plains of Moab by
Jordan near Y’richo, saying,

2 Command the children of Isra’Al, that they give unto the
Levites of the inheritance of their possession cities to dwell
in; and ye shall give also unto the Levites suburbs for the
cities round about them.

3 And the cities shall they have to dwell in; and the suburbs
of them shall be for their cattle, and for their goods, and for
all their beasts.

4 And the suburbs of the cities, which ye shall give unto the
Levites, shall reach from the wall of the city and outward a
thousand cubits round about.

5 And ye shall measure from without 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 midst: this shall be to them the suburbs of the
cities.

6 And among the cities which ye shall give unto the Levites
there shall be six cities for refuge, which ye shall appoint
for the manslayer, that he may flee thither: and to them ye
shall add forty and two cities.

7 So all the cities which ye shall give to the Levites shall be
forty and eight cities: them shall ye give with their suburbs.

8 And the cities which ye shall give shall be of the
possession of the children of Isra’Al: from them that have
many ye shall give many; but from them that have few ye
shall give few: every one shall give of his cities unto the
Levites according to his inheritance which he inheriteth.

9*And Ay’ah spake unto Moses, saying,

10 Speak unto the children of Isra’Al, and say unto them.
When ye be come over Jordan into the land of Canaan;

11 Then ye shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for
you; that the slayer may flee thither, which killeth any

person at unawares.

12 And they shall be unto you cities for refuge from the
avenger; that the manslayer die not, until he stand before
the congregation in judgment.

13 And of these cities which ye shall give six cities shall ye
have for refuge.

14 Ye shall give three cities on this side Jordan, and three
cities shall ye give in the land of Canaan, which shall be
cities of refuge.

15 These six cities shall be a refuge, both for the children of
Isra’Al, and for the stranger, and for the sojourner among
them: that every one that killeth any person unawares may
flee thither.

16 And if he smite him with an instrument of iron, so that
he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to
death.

17 And if he smite him with throwing a stone, wherewith
he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall
surely be put to death.

18 Or if he smite him with an hand weapon of wood,
wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the
murderer shall surely be put to death.

19 The revenger of blood himself shall slay the murderer:
when he meeteth him, he shall slay him.

20 But if he thrust him of hatred, or hurl at him by laying of
wait, that he die;

21 Or in enmity smite him with his hand, that he die: he
that smote him shall surely be put to death; for he is a
murderer: the revenger of blood shall slay the murderer,
when he meeteth him.

22 But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or have
cast upon him any thing without laying of wait,

23 Or with any stone, wherewith a man may die, seeing him
not, and cast it upon him, that he die, and was not his
enemy, neither sought his harm:

24 Then the congregation shall judge between the slayer
and the revenger of blood according to these judgments:

25 And the congregation shall deliver the slayer out of the
hand of the revenger of blood, and the congregation shall
restore him to the city of his refuge, whither he was fled:
and he shall abide in it unto the death of the high priest,
which was anointed with the holy oil.

26 But if the slayer shall at any time come without the
border of the city of his refuge, whither he was fled;

27 And the revenger of blood find him without the borders
of the city of his refuge, and the revenger of blood kill the
slayer; he shall not be guilty of blood:

28 Because he should have remained in the city of his
refuge until the death of the high priest: but after the death
of the high priest the slayer shall return into the land of his
possession.

29 So these things shall be for a statute of judgment unto
you throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

30 Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be put to
death by the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not
testify against any person to cause him to die.

31 Moreover ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a
murderer, which is guilty of death: but he shall be surely
put to death.

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32 And ye shall take no satisfaction for him that is fled to
the city of his refuge, that he should come again to dwell in
the land, until the death of the priest.

33 So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for
blood it defileth the land: and the land cannot be cleansed
of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him
that shed it.

34 Defile not therefore the land which ye shall inhabit,
wherein 1 dwell: for I Ay’ah dwell among the children
of Isra’Al.

CHAPTER 36

AND the chief fathers of the families of the children of
Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the
families of the sons of Joseph, came near, and spake before
Moses, and before the princes, the chief fathers of the
children of Isra’Al:

2 And they said. Ay’ah commanded my lord to give the
land for an inheritance by lot to the children of Isra’Al: and
my lord was commanded by Ay’ah to give the
inheritance of Zelophehad our brother unto his daughters.

3 And if they be married to any of the sons of the other
tribes of the children of Isra’Al, then shall their inheritance
be taken from the inheritance of our fathers, and shall be
put to the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they are
received: so shall it be taken from the lot of our inheritance.

4 And when the jubile of the children of Isra’Al shall be, then
shall their inheritance be put unto the inheritance of the
tribe whereunto they are received: so shall their inheritance
be taken away from the inheritance of the tribe of our
fathers.

5 And Moses commanded the children of Isra’Al according
to the word of Ay’ah, saying. The tribe of the sons of
Joseph hath said well.

6 This is the thing which Ay’ah doth command
concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying. Let them
marry to whom they think best; only to the family of the
tribe of their father shall they marry.

7 So shall not the inheritance of the children of Isra’Al
remove from tribe to tribe: for every one of the children of
Isra’Al shall keep himself to the inheritance of the tribe of his
fathers.

8 And every daughter, that possesseth an inheritance in any
tribe of the children of Isra’Al, shall be wife unto one of the
family of the tribe of her father, that the children of Isra’Al
may enjoy every man the inheritance of his fathers.

9 Neither shall the inheritance remove from one tribe to
another tribe; but every one of the tribes of the children of
Isra’Al shall keep himself to his own inheritance.

10 Even as Ay’ah commanded Moses, so did the
daughters of Zelophehad:

11 Lor Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah,
the daughters of Zelophehad, were married unto their
father’s brothers’ sons:

12 And they were married into the families of the sons of
Manasseh the son of Joseph, and their inheritance remained
in the tribe of the family of their father.

13 These are the commandments and the judgments, which
Ay’ah commanded by the hand of Moses unto the
children of Isra’Al in the plains of Moab by Jordan near
Y’richo.


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