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4 He hath said, which heard the WORDS of God, which saw the Vision of the Almighty, failing into a TRANCE, but having his Eyes open :

5 How goodly are thy Tents, O Jacob, and thy Tabernacles, O Israel!

6 As the Valleys are they spread forth, as Gardens by the River-side, as the Trees of Lign-Aloes which the LORD 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 ftir him up? Blessed is he that blefleth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.

10 And Balak's Anger was kindled against Balaam, and he (mote his Hands together : and Balak said unto Balaam, I called thee to curse mine Enemies, and behold, thou haft altogether blessed them these three Times.

11 Therefore now Aee thou to thy Place : I thought to promote thee unto great Honour, but !o, the Lord hath kept thee back from Honour

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

13 If Balak would give me his House full of Silver and Gold, I cannot go beyond the Commandment of the Lord, to do either Good or Bad of mine pwn Mind; but what the Lord faith, 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 faid, and the Man whose Eyes are open, hath faid:

16 He hath faid, 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 :

v ai ball fee him. but * Matth. ii. 1 When Jesus was born not now. Iholl hebold him not now : I shall behold him, 10

in Bethlehem of Judea, in the Days Ee 2


but not nigh: there shall of Herod the King, behold, there come a Sarno out of he come a Star out of JACOB,

came * WISE-MEN from the EAST TO

COB; Jerusalem, and a SCEPTRE shall rise 2 Saying, Where is he that is BOSX out of ISRAEL, and shall KING of the Jews? for we have seca smite the Corners of Moab,

í his Star in the East, and are come

AD, to WORSHIP HIM. and deítroy all the Children 9 And lo, the STAR which they say of Sheth. .

in the East, went before them, till 18 And Edom shall be a

it came and food over where the

young Child was. Poffeffion, Seir also shall be 10 When they saw the Star, they a Poffeflion for bis Enemies, rejoyced with exceeding great Joy. and Israel 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 Dwelling-place, and thou put test thy Nest in a Rock

22 Nevertheless, the Kenite shall be wasted, until Ashur shall carry thee away Captive.

23 And he took up his Parable, and said, Alas, who shall live when God doth this !

24 And Ships shall come from the Coast of Chittim, and shall affict Amur, and shall afflict Eber, and he also shall perish for ever.

25 And Balaam rose up and went and returned to his Flace : and Balak also went his way.

CH A P. XXV. · The Ifraelites Whoredom and Idolatry. 6 Zimri and Cozbi


Ver. 1 A ND y Israel abode Psal. cvi. 26 He lifted up his O in Shittim. and Hand against them, tò OVERTHROW

ther in the Wilderness. The People began to commit 27 To overthrow their Seed also Whoredom with the Daugh- among the Nations, and to scatter

them in the Lands. ters of Moab. .

28 They joined themselves also un2 And they called the to Baal-peor, and ate the Sacrifices People unto the Sacrifices of of the Dead.

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their Gods: and the People 29 Thus they provoked him to

Anger with their INVENTIONS : and ald eat, and dowed down to the Plague brake in upon them. their Gods.

3 And Israel joined himself unto Baal-peor ; and the Anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel.

4 And the Lord said unto Moses, Take all the Heads . of the People, and hang them up before the Lord against the Sun, that the fierce Anger of the LORD may be turned away from Israel.

5 And Moses said unto the Judges of Israel, Slay ye every one his Men, that were joined unto Baal-peor.

6 And behold, one of the Children of Israel 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 Israel, who were weeping before the Door of the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

7 2 And when PHINEHAS - Pfal.cvi. 30 Then stood up Parthe Son of Eleazar, the Son NEAS, and executed JUDGMENT: and of Aaron the Priest saw it, to the Plague was stayed. he rose up from amongst the Congregation, and took a Javelin in his Hand.

8 And he went after the Man of Israel into the Tent, and thrust both of them through, the Man of Israel, and the Woman through her Belly : So the Plague was stayed from the Children of Israel.

9 And those that died in the Plague, were twenty and . four thousand,

10 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

u Phinehas the Son of Eleazar, the Son of Aaron the Priest, hath turned my Wrath away from the Children of Israel (while he was zealous for my Sake among them that I consumed not the Children of Israel 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 Israel.

14 Now the Name of the Israelite that was slain, even that was sain with the Midianitish Woman, was Zimri the Son of Salu, a Prince of a chief House among the Simeo. nites. 15 And the Name of the Midianitish Woman that was

lain, was Cozbi the Daughter of Zur; he was Head over a People, and of a chief House in Midian. . . 16 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

17 Ver 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 Sifter, which was sain in the Day of the Plague for Peor's Sake.

CH A P. XXVI. 1 Ifrael numbred. 52. The Inheritance of the Land divided.

Ver. 1 AND it came to pass after the Plague, that the

A LORD spake unto Moses, and unto Eleazar the Son of Aaron the Priest, saying,

2 Take the Sum of all the Congregation of the Children of Israel, from twenty Years old and upward, throughout their Father's House, all that are able to go to War in Ilrael.

51 These were the numbred of the Children of Israel, fix hundred thousand and a thousand seven hundred and thirty.

63 These are they that were numbred by Moses and Eleazar the Priest, who numbred the Children of Israel in the Plains of Moab, by Jordan near Jericho.

64 But anong there, there was not a Man of them whom Moses and Aaron the Priest numbred, when they numbred the Children of Israel in the Wilderness of Sinai.

65 For the Lord 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 Jephunneh, and Joshua the Son of Nun.

CH A P. XXVII, 6 The Law of Inheritance. 12 Moses being told of his Death,

fueth for a Succefjor. 18 Joshua is appointed.

Ver. 12 AND the Lord said unto Moses, Get thee up

into this Mount Abarim, and see the Land which I have given unto the Children of Israel. 13 And when thou hast seen it, thou also fhalt be ga


thered unto thy People, as Aaron thy Brother was gathered.

14 For ye have rebelled against my Commandment in the Desert of Zin, in the Scrise of the Congregation to fanctify 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 the LORD, saying, 16 Let the LORD 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 ia before them, and which may lead them out, and which may bring them in ; that the Congregation of the LORD be not as Sheep which have no Shepherd.

18 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take thee Joshua the Son of Nun, a Man in whom is the Spirit, and lay thine Hand upon him.

19 And set him before Eleazar 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 Israel may be obedient.

21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the Priest, who shall alk 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 Israel with him ; even all the Congregation. , 22 And Moses did as the LORD commanded him: and he took Jofhua and set him before Eleazar the Priest, and before all the Congregation. -23 And he laid his Hands upon him, and gave him a Charge, as the LORD cominanded by the Hand of Moses.


CH A P. XXXII. 1 The Reubenites and Gadites que for their Inheritance on that

Side Yordan : 6 Mofes reproveth them : 16 They offer him Conditions to his content: 33 Mofes alligneth them the Land: 39 They conquer it,

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