THE FOVRTH BOOKE OF MOSES, CALLED [Note: So called because of the diuersitie & multitude of nombrings which are here chiefly conteined, both of mens names and places. ] NOMBERS.



Introductory matter



THE ARGVMENT.

For as much as God hath appoynted that his Church in this worlde shalbe vnder the crosse, both because they shoulde learne not to put their trust in worldly things, and also feele his comfort, when all other helpe faileth: he did not straightway bring his people, after their departure out of Egypt, into the lande which he promised them: but led them to and fro for the space of fourtie yeres, and kept them in continuall exercises before they enioyed it, to trie their faith, and to teach them to forget the world and to depende on him. Which triall did greatly profite to discerne the wicked and the hypocrites from the faithfull and true seruantes of God, who serued him with pure heart, whereas the other preferring their carnall affections to Gods glory, and making religion to serue their purpose, murmured when they lacked to content their lustes, and despised them whome God had appointed rulers ouer them. By reason whereof they prouoked Gods terrible iudgements against them, and are set forth as a most notable example for all ages to beware how they abuse Gods word, preferre their owne lustes to his wil, or despise his ministers. Notwithstanding God is euer true in his promise, and gouerneth his by his holy Spirit, that either they fall not to such inconueniences, or els returne to him quickly by true repentance: and therefore hee continueth his graces toward them, he giueth them ordinances and instructions, as well for religion as outwarde policie:

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[The Tribes nombred, all that were able to beare weapons.]



he preserueth them against all craft and conspiracie, and giueth them manifolde victories against their enemies. And to auoyd all controuersies that might arise, hee taketh away the occasions, by deuiding among all the tribes, both the land, which they had wonne, and that also which he had promised, as seemed best to his godly wisedome.





CHAP. I.


2 Moses and Aaron with the twelue princes of the tribes are commaunded of the Lorde to nomber them that are able to goe to warre. 49 The Leuites are exempted for the seuice of the Lord.

1 The Lorde spake againe vnto Moses in the wildernesse of [Note: [a] In that place of the wildernes that was neere to mount Sinai. ] Sinai, in the Tabernacle of the Congregation, in the first day of the [Note: [b] Which conteineth part of Aprill, and part of May. ] second moneth, in the second yere after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying,

2 [Note: Exod.30.12. ] Take ye the summe of all the Congregation of the children of Israel, after their families, and housholdes of their fathers with the nomber of their names: to wit, all the males, [Note: Ebr. by their heades. ] man by man:

3 From twentie yere olde and aboue, all that go forth to the warre in Israel, thou and Aaron shall number them, throughout their armies.

4 And with you shalbe [Note: [c] That is, the chiefest man of euerie tribe. ] men of euery tribe, such as are the heads of the house of their fathers.

5 And these are the names of the men that shall [Note: [d] And assist you when ye nomber the people. ] stand with you, of the tribe of Reuben, Elizur, the sonne of Shedeur:

6 Of Simeon, Shelumiel the sonne of Zurishaddai:

7 Of Iudah, Nahshon the sonne of Amminadab:

8 Of Issachar, Nethaneel, the sonne of Zuar:

9 Of Zebulun, Eliab, the sonne of Helon:

10 Of the children of Ioseph: of Ephraim, Elishama the sonne of Ammihud: of Manasseh, Gamliel, the sonne of Pedahzur:

11 Of Beiamin, Abida the sonne of Gideoni:

12 Of Dan, Ahiezer, the sonne of Ammishaddai:

13 Of Asher, Pagiel, the sonne of Ocran:

14 Of Gad, Eliasaph, the sonne of Deuel:

15 Of Naphtali, Ahira the sonne of Enan.

16 These were famous in the Congregation, [Note: [e] Or captaines, and gouernours. ] princes of the tribes of their fathers, and heads ouer thousands in Israel.

17 The Moses and Aaron tooke these men which are expressed by their names.

18 And they called all the Congregation together, in the first day of the second moneth, who declared [Note: [f] In shewing euery man his tribe, and his anceters. ] their kindreds by their families, and by the houses of their fathers, according to the nomber of their names, from twentie yere olde and aboue, man by man.

19 As the Lord had commanded Moses, so he nombred them in the wildernesse of Sinai.

20 So were the sonnes of [Note: These are the names of the twelue tribes, as first of Reuben. ] Reuben Israels eldest sonne by their generations, by their families, and by the houses of their fathers, according to the nomber of their names, man by man euery male from twentie yere olde and aboue, as many as [Note: Or, as were able to beare weapons. ] went forth to warre:

21 The nomber of them, I say, of the tribe of Reuben, was sixe and fourtie thousande, and fiue hundreth.

22 Of the sonnes of [Note: Simeon. ] Simeon by their generatios, by their families, and by the houses of their fathers, the summe therof by the nomber of their

[The Tribes nombred, all that were able to beare weapons.]



names, man by man, euery male fro twentie yeere olde and aboue, all that went forth to warre:

23 The summe of them, I say, of the tribe of Simeon was nine and fiftie thousande, and three hundreth.

24 Of the sonnes of [Note: Gad. ] Gad by their generations, by their families, and by the houses of their fathers, according to the nomber of their names, from twentie yere olde and aboue, all that went forth to warre:

25 The number of them, I say, of the tribe of Gad was fiue and fourtie thousand, and six hundreth and fiftie.

26 Of the sonnes of [Note: Iudah. ] Iudah by their generations, by their families, and by the houses of their fathers, according to the nomber of their names, from twentie yere olde and aboue, all that went forth to warre:

27 The nomber of them, I say, of the tribe of Iudah was three score and fourteene thousande, and sixe hundreth.

28 Of the sonnes of [Note: Issachar. ] Issachar by their generations, by their families, and by the houses of their fathers, according to the nomber of their names, from twentie yeere olde and aboue, all that went forth to warre:

29 The nomber of them also of the tribe of Issachar was foure and fiftie thousande and foure hundreth.

30 Of the sonnes of [Note: Zebulun. ] Zebulun by their generations, by their families, and by the houses of their fathers, according to the number of their names, from twentie yeere olde and aboue, all that went foorth to warre:

31 The nomber of them also of the tribe of Zebulun was seuen and fiftie thousand and foure hundreth.

32 Of the sonnes of Ioseph, namely of the sonnes of [Note: Ephraim. ] Ephraim by their generations, by their families, and by the houses of their fathers, according to the nomber of their names, from twentie yeere olde and aboue, all that went foorth to warre:

33 The nomber of them also of the tribe of Ephraim was fourtie thousande & fiue hundreth.

34 Of the sonnes of [Note: Manasseh. ] Manasseh by their generations, by their families, and by the houses of their fathers, according to the nomber of their names, from twentie yeere olde and aboue, all that went foorth to warre:

35 The nober of the also of ye tribe of Manasseh was two & thirtie thousand & two hundreth.

36 Of the sonnes of [Note: Beniamin. ] Beniamin by their generations, by their families, and by the houses of their fathers, according to the nomber of their names, from twentie yeere olde and aboue, all that went foorth to warre:

37 The nomber of them also of the tribe of Beniamin was fiue and thirtie thousande and foure hundreth.

38 Of the sonnes of [Note: Dan. ] Dan by their generations, by their families, and by the houses of their fathers, according to the nomber of their names, from twentie yeere olde and aboue, all that went foorth to warre:
[Note: [Subnote: THE FIGVRE OF THE TABERNACLE ERECTED, AND OF THE TENTES PITCHED ROVNDE ABOVT IT.]

A B The length of the Court, of an hundreth cubites, on the South side: in the which space there were 20. pillers of 5. cubites height a piece, whereto the curtaines were tied, to enclose the Court.

C D The Northside, which was in all poynts like.

B C The West ende, which was of fiftie cubites wide. In this space there were 10. pillers of equall height with the rest, whereunto the curtaines were fastened, to close the court in on that side.

A D The East ende, which was also of 50. cubites breadth, so that the whole court was in length, twise the breadth. The comming in was at the East ende, right at it there hanged a wrought hanging of 20. cubites long, fastened to 4. pillers.

E At the sides of the hanging there were curtaines of 15. cubites in length, which were fastened on this side of the hanging, to 3. pillers, and on the other side to as many, as the Figure sheweth.

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[The tribes nombred.]




39 The nomber of the also of ye tribe of Dan was three score & two thousand & seue hudreth.

40 Of the sonnes of [Note: Asher. ] Asher by their generations, by their families, and by the houses of their fathers, according to the number of their names, from twentie yeere olde and aboue, all that went foorth to warre:

41 The nomber of them also of ye tribe of Asher was one & fourtie thousand & fiue hudreth.

42 Of the children of [Note: Naphtali. ] Naphtali, by their generations, by their families, and by the houses of their fathers, according to the nomber of their names, from twentie yeere olde and aboue, all that went to the warre:

43 The nomber of them also of the tribe of

[The Leuites charge.]



Naphtali, was three and fiftie thousand, & foure hundreth.

44 These are the [Note: Or, full count. ] summes which Moses, and Aaron nombred, and the Princes of Israel, the twelue men, which were euery one for the house of their fathers.

45 So this was all the summe of the sonnes of Israel, by the houses of their fathers, from twenty yeere olde and aboue, all that went to the warre in Israel,

46 And all they were in nomber sixe hudreth and three thousande, fiue hundreth and fiftie.

47 But the Leuites, after the tribes of their fathers were not nombred among [Note: [g] Which were warriers but were appointed to the vse of the Tabernacle. ] them.

48 For the Lord had spoken vnto Moses, and said,

49 Onely thou shalt not number the tribe of Leui, neither take the summe of them among the children of Israel:

50 But thou shalt appoynt the Leuites ouer the Tabernacle of the Testimonie, & ouer all the instruments thereof, and ouer all things that belong to it: they shall beare the Tabernacle, and all the instruments thereof, & shall minister in it, and shall [Note: Ebr. campe. ] dwell round about the Tabernacle.

51 And when the Tabernacle goeth forth, the Leuites shall take it downe: and when the Tabernacle is to be pitched, ye Leuites shall set it vp: for the [Note: [h] Whosoeuer is not of the tribe of Leui. ] stranger yt commeth nere, shalbe slaine.

52 Also the children of Israel shal pitch their tentes, euery man in his campe, and euery man vnder his standerd throughout their armies.

53 But the Leuites shall pitch rounde about the Tabernacle of the Testimonie, least vengeance [Note: [i] By not hauing due regard to the Tabernacle of the Lord. ] come vpon the Congregation of the children of Israel, and the Leuites shall take the charge of the Tabernacle of the Testimonie.

54 So the children of Israel did according to all that ye Lord had comanded Moses: so did they.


CHAP. II.


2 The order of the Tentes, and the names of the Captaines of the Israelites.

1 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, and to Aaron, saying,

2 [Note: [a] In the twelue tribes were foure principall standerds, so that euery three tribes had their standerd. ] Euery man of the children of Israel shall campe by his standerd, and vnder the ensigne of their fathers house: farre off about the Tabernacle of the Congregation shall they pitch.

3 On the East side towarde the rising of the sunne, shall they of the standerd of the hoste of Iudah pitch according to their armies: and Nahshon the sonne of Amminadab shalbe [Note: Or, prince. ] captaine of the sonnes of Iudah.

4 And his hoste and the nomber of the were seuentie and foure thousande and sixe hundreth.

5 Next vnto him shall they of the tribe [Note: [b] Iudah, Issachar, & Zebulun the sonnes of Leah were of the first standerd. ] of Issachar pitch, and Nethaneel the sonne of Zuar shalbe the captaine of the sonnes of Issachar:

6 And his hoste, & the nomber thereof were foure and fiftie thousand, and foure hundreth.

7 Then the tribe of Zebulun, and Eliab the sonne of Helon, captaine ouer the sonnes of Zebulun:

8 And his hoste, and the nomber thereof seuen and fiftie thousand and foure hundreth:

9 The whole nomber of the [Note: [c] Of them which were conteined vnder that name, ] hoste of Iudah are an hundreth fourescore and sixe thousande, and foure hundreth according to their armies: they shall first set foorth.

10 On the South side shalbe ye standerd of

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the host [Note: [d] Reuben and Simeon the sonnes of Leah, and Gad ye sonne of Zilpah her maide, were of the seconde standerd. ] of Reuben according to their armies, & the captaine ouer the sonnes of Reuben shalbe Elizur the sonne of Shedeur.
11 And his host, and the nomber thereof sixe and fourty thousand and fiue hundreth.

12 And by him shal the tribe of Simeon pitch, and the captaiue ouer the sonnes of Simeon shall be Shelumiel the sonne of Zurishaddai:

13 And his hoste, and the nomber of them, nine and fiftie thousand and three hundreth.

14 And the tribe of Gad, and the captaine ouer the sonnes of Gad shall be Eliasaph the sonne of [Note: Or, Reuel. ] Deuel:

15 And his host and the nomber of the were fiue and fourtye thousande, sixe hundreth and fiftie.

16 All the nomber of the campe of Reuben were an hundreth and one and fiftie thousande, and foure hundreth and fiftie according to their armies, and they shall set foorth in the seconde place.

17 Then the Tabernacle of the Congregation shall goe with the host of the Leuites, in the [Note: [e] Because it might be in equal distace from ech one, and all indifferently haue recourse thereunto. ] mids of the campe as they haue pitched, so shall they goe forwarde, euery man in his order according to their standerds.

18 [Note: [f] Because Ephraim and Manasseh supplied the place of Ioseph their father, they are taken to be Rahels children: so they and Beniamin make the third standerd. ] The standerd of the campe of Ephraim shalbe toward the west according to their armies: and ye captaine ouer the sonnes of Ephraim shall be Elishama the sonne of Ammihud:

19 And his host and the nomber of the were fortie thousand and fiue hundreth.

20 And by him shalbe the tribe of Manasseh, and the captaine ouer the sonnes of Manasseh shalbe Gamliel the sonne of Pedahzur:

21 And his hoste and the nomber of them were two and thirtie thousand and two hundreth.

22 And the tribe of Beniamin, and ye captaine ouer the sonnes of Beniamin shalbe Abidan the sonne of Gideoni:

23 And his host, and the nomber of the were fiue and thirtie thousand and foure hundreth.

24 All the nomber of the campe of Ephraim were an hundreth and eight thousande and one hundreth according to their armies, and they shal go in the third place.

25 The standerd of the host of [Note: [g] Dan and Naphtali the sonnes of Bilha Rahels maide, with Asher the sonne of Zilpah make ye fourth standerd. ] Dan shalbe toward the North according to their armies: and the captaine ouer the children of Dan shall be Ahiezer the sonne of Ammishaddai:

26 And his host & the number of them were two and threescore thousand and seue hundreth.

27 And by him shal the tribe of Asher pitch, and the captaine ouer the sonnes of Asher shalbe Pagiel the sonne of Ocran.

28 And his host and the nomber of them were one and fourtie thousand and fiue hundreth.

29 Then the tribe of Naphtali, and the captaine ouer the children of Naphtali shall be Ahira the sonne of Enan:

30 And his host and the nomber of them were three and fiftie thousand and foure hundreth.

31 All the nomber of the host of Dan was an hundreth and seuen and fiftie thousand and sixe hundreth: they shall goe hinmost with their standerdes.

32 These are the [Note: [h] Which were of twentie yeres and aboue. ] summes of the childre of Israel by ye houses of their fathers, all the nomber of ye host, according to their armies, six hundreth and three thousand, fiue hundreth and fiftie.

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

34 And the children of Israel did according to all that the Lord had commanded Moses: so they pitched according to their [Note: [i] For vnder euery one of the foure principall standerdes were diuers signes to keepe euery ban in order. ] standards, and so they iourneyed euery one with his families, according to the houses of their fathers.



CHAP. III.


6 The charge and office of the Leuites. 12.35 Why the Lord separated the Leuites for himselfe. 16 Their nomber, families and captaines. 40 The first borne of Israel is redeemed by the Leuites. 47 The ouerplus is redeemed by money.

1 These also were the [Note: [a] Or, families and kinreds. ] generations of Aaron & Moses, in the day that the Lorde spake with Moses in mount Sinai.

2 So these are the names of the sonnes of Aaron, [Note: Exod.6.23. ] Nadab the first borne, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

3 These are the names of the sonnes of Aaron the anoynted Priests, whom Moses did [Note: Exod.28.3. ] consecrate to minister in the Priests office.

4 [Note: Leui.10.1, 2. chap.26:61.1. chro.24.2. ] And Nadab and Abihu died [Note: [b] Or, before the Altar. ] before the Lord, when they offred [Note: Leuit.10.1. ] strange fire before the Lord in the wildernesse of Sinai, and had no children: but Eleazar and Ithamar serued in ye Priestes office in the [Note: [c] Whiles their father liued. ] sight of Aaron their father.

5 Then the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

6 Bring the tribe of Leui, and [Note: [d] Offer them vnto Aaron for the vse of the Tabernacle. ] set the before Aaron the Priest that they may serue him,

7 And take the charge with him, euen the charge of the whole Congregation [Note: [e] Which apperteined to the executing of the high Priestes commandement, to the ouersight of the people, and to the seruice of the Tabernacle. ] before the Tabernacle of the Congregation to doe the seruice of the Tabernacle.

8 They shall also keepe all the instrumentes of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and haue the charge of the children of Israel to doe the seruice of the Tabernacle.

9 And thou shalt giue the Leuites vnto Aaron and to his [Note: [f] Aarons sonnes the Priests serued in the Sanctuary in praying for the people and offring sacrifice: the Leuites serued for the inferior vses of the same. ] sonnes: for they are giuen him freely from among the children of Israel.

10 And thou shalt appoint Aaron & his sonnes to execute their Priestes office: and the [Note: [g] Any that would minister, not being a Leuite. ] stranger that commeth neere, shalbe slayne.

11 Also the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

12 Beholde, I haue euen taken the Leuites fro among the childre of Israel: for al the first borne that openeth the matrice among the children of Israel, and the Leuites shalbe mine,

13 Because all the first borne are mine: for the same day, that I smote all the first borne in the land of Egypt, [Note: Exod.13.1. and 34.19. leuit.27.26. chap.8.16. luk.2. 23. ] I sanctified vnto me all the first borne in Israel, both man and beast: mine they shalbe: I am the Lord.

14 Moreouer, the Lord spake vnto Moses in the wildernesse of Sinai, saying,

15 Nomber the children of Leui after the houses of their fathers, in their families: euery male from a moneth olde and aboue shalt thou nomber.

16 Then Moses nombred them according to the word of the Lord, as he was commanded.

17 And these are the sonnes of Leui by their names, [Note: Gene.46.11. exod. 6.16. chap.26.57. 1. chro.6.1. and 23.6. ] Gershon, and Kohath, and Merari.

18 Also these are the names of the sonnes of Gershon by their families: Libni and Shimei.

19 The sonnes also of Kohath by their families: Amram, and Izehar, Hebron, and Vzziel.

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Leui, according to the houses of their fathers.

21 Of Gershon came the familie of the Libnites, and the familie of the Shimeites: these are the families of the Gershonites.

22 The summe whereof ( [Note: [h] Onely nombring the male children. ] after the nomber of all the males from a moneth olde and aboue) was counted seuen thousand and fiue hundreth.

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

24 The captaine and [Note: Or, father. ] auncient of the house of the Gershonites shalbe Eliasaph the sonne of Lael.

25 And the charge of the sonnes of Gershon in the Tabernacle of the Congregation shall be the [Note: [i] Their charge was to cary the couerings and hangings of the Tabernacle. ] Tabernacle, and the pauilion, the couering thereof, and the vaile of the dore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation,

26 And the hanging of the court, & the vaile of the doore of the court, which is neere the Tabernacle, and neere ye Altar round about, and the cordes of it for all the seruice thereof.

27 And of Kohath came the familie of the Amramites, and the familie of the Izeharites, and the familie of the Hebronites, and the familie of the Vzzielites: these are the families of the Kohathites.

28 The nomber of all the males from a moneth olde and aboue was eight thousand and sixe hundreth, hauing the [Note: [k] Doing euery one his duetie in the Sanctuarie. ] charge of the Sanctuarie.

29 The families of the sonnes of Kohath shall pitch on the Southside of the Tabernacle.

30 The captaine and auncient of the house, & families of the Kohathites shall be Elizaphan the sonne of Vzziel:

31 And their charge shalbe the [Note: [l] The chiefe things within the Sanctuarie were committed to the Kohathites. ] Arke, and the Table, & the Candlesticke, & the altars, and the instruments of the Sanctuarie that they minister with, and the vaile, and all that serueth thereto.

32 And Eleazar the sonne of Aaron the Priest shalbe [Note: Or, prince of princes. ] chiefe captaine of the Leuites, hauing the ouersight of them that haue the charge of the Sanctuarie.

33 Of Merari came the familie of the Mahlites, and the familie of the Mushites: these are the families of Merari.

34 And the summe of them, according to the nomber of all the males, from a moneth olde and aboue was sixe thousand and two hundreth.

35 The captaine and the ancient of the house of the families of Merari shalbe Zuriel the sonne of Abihail: they shall pitche on the Northside of the Tabernacle.

36 And in ye charge and custodie of the sonnes of Merari shall be [Note: [m] The woodworke and the rest of the instruments were committed to their charge. ] the boardes of the Tabernacle, and the barres thereof, and his pillars, and his sockets, and al the instruments therof, and al that serueth thereto,

37 With the pillars of the court round about, with their sockets, and their pins & their coardes.

38 Also on the forefront of the Tabernacle toward the East, before the Tabernacle, I say, of the Congregation Eastwarde shal Moses and Aaron and his sonnes pitch, hauing the charge of the Sanctuarie, [Note: [n] That none should enter into the Tabernacle contrary to Gods appoyntment. ] and the charge of the children of Israel: but the stranger that commeth neere, shall be slayne.

39 The wholesumme of ye Leuites, which Moses and Aaron nombred at the commaundement of the Lord throughout their families, euen al the males from a moneth olde & aboue, was two and twentie [Note: [o] So that the first borne of the children of Israel were mo by 273. as verse 43. ] thousand.

[Of the Leuites, and their offices.]




40 And the Lord said vnto Moses, Nomber all the first borne that are Males among the children of Israel, from a moneth old and aboue, and take the nomber of their names.

41 And thou shalt take ye Leuites to me [Note: [p] So that nowe ye Leuites should satisfie vnto the Lord for the first borne of Israel, saue for the 273. which were moe then the Leuites, for whome they payed money. ] for all the first borne of the children of Israel (I am the Lorde) and the cattell of the Leuites for all the first borne of the cattell of the children of Israel.

42 And Moses nombred, as the Lord commanded him, all the first borne of the children of Israel.

43 And all the first borne males rehearsed by name (from a moneth olde and aboue) according to their nomber were two & twentie thousand, two hundreth seuentie and three.

44 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

45 Take the Leuites for all the first borne of the children of Israel, and the cattell of the Leuites for their cattel, and the Leuites shalbe mine, (I am the Lord)

46 And for the redeeming of the two hundreth seuentie and three, (which are moe then the Leuites) of the first borne of the children of of Israel,

47 Thou shalt also take fiue shekels for euery person: after the weight of the Sanctuarie shalt thou take it: [Note: Exod.30.13. leuit. 27.25. chap. 18.16. ezek.45.12. ] ye shekel conteineth twenty gerahs.

48 And thou shalt giue the money, wherwith the odde nomber of them is redeemed, vnto Aaron and to his sonnes.

49 Thus Moses tooke the redemption of the that were redeemed, being mo then the Leuites:

50 Of the [Note: [q] Of the two hundreth seuentie and three, which were more then the Leuites. ] first borne of the children of Israel tooke he the mony: eue a thousand three hundreth three score and fiue shekels after the shekel of the Sanctuarie.

51 And Moses gaue the money of them that were redeemed, vnto Aaron and to his sonnes according to the word of the Lord, as the Lord had commanded Moses.


CHAP. IIII.


5 The offices of the Leuites, when the host remoued. 46 The nomber of the three families of Kohath, Gershon, & Merari.

1 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, and to Aaron, saying,

2 Take the summe of the sonnes of Kohath fro among the sonnes of Leui, after their families, and houses of their fathers,

3 From [Note: [a] The Leuites were nombred after three sortes: first at a moneth olde when they were consecrate to the Lord, next at 25. yeere olde when they were appoynted to serue in the Tabernacle, and at 30. yeere olde to beare the burthens of the Tabernacle. ] thirtie yeere olde and aboue, euen vntill fiftie yeere olde, all that enter into the assemblie to do the worke in the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

4 This shall be the office of the sonnes of Kohath in the Tabernacle of the Congregatìon about the Holiest of all.

5 When the hoste remoueth, then Aaron and his sonnes shall come and take downe [Note: [b] Which deuided the Sanctuarie fro the holiest of all. ] the couering vaile, and shall couer the Arke of the Testimonie therewith.

6 And they shall put thereon a couering of badgers skinnes, and shall spread vpon it a cloth altogether of blewe silke, and put to the [Note: [c] That is, put the vpon their shoulders to cary it: for the barres of the Arke coulde neuer be remoued, Exo. 25.15. ] barres thereof:

7 And vpon ye [Note: Exod.25.30. ] table of shew bread they shall spread a cloth of blewe silke, and put thereon the dishes, and the incense cups, and goblets, and couerings to couer it [Note: [d] Meaning to couer the bread. ] with, and the bread shall be thereon continually:

8 And they shal spread vpon them a couering

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of skarlet, and couer the same with a couering of badgers skinnes, and put to the barres thereof.
9 Then they shall take a cloth of blewe silke, and couer the [Note: Exod.25.31. ] candlesticke of light wt his lampes and his snuffers, [Note: Exod.25.38. ] and his snuffedishes, and al the oyle vessels thereof, which they occupie about it.

10 So they shal put it, and all the instruments thereof in a couering of badgers skinnes, and put it vpon the [Note: [e] The Ebrewe word signifieth an instrument made of two staues or barres. ] barres.

11 Also vpon the golden [Note: [f] Which was to burne incense: Reade Exod.30.1. ] altar they shall spread a cloth of blewe silke, and couer it with a couering of badgers skinnes, & put to the barres thereof.

12 And they shall take all the instruments of the ministerie wherewith they minister in the Sanctuarie, and put them in a cloth of blew silke, & couer the with a couering of badgers skinnes, and put them on the barres.

13 Also they shall take away the ashes from the [Note: [g] Of the burnt offring. ] altar, and spread a purple cloth vpon it,

14 And shall put vpon it all the instruments thereof, which they occupie about it: the censers, the fleshhookes and the besomes, & the basens, euen al the instruments of the altar and they shal spread vpon it a couering of badgers skinnes, and put to the barres of it.

15 And when Aaron and his sonnes haue made an ende of couering the [Note: [h] That is, in folding vp the things of the Sanctuarie, as the Arke, &c. ] Sanctuarie, and al the instruments of the Sanctuarie, at the remouing of the host, afterward the sonnes of Kohath shall come to beare it, but they shall not [Note: [i] Before it be couered. ] touch any holy thing, lest they dye. This is the charge of the sonnes of Kohath in the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

16 And to the office of Eleazar the sonne of Aaron the Priest pertaineth the oyle for the light, and the [Note: Exod.30.34,35. ] sweete incense and the [Note: [k] Which was offred at morning and euening. ] dayly meat offring, and the [Note: Exod.30.23,25. ] anointing oyle, with the ouersight of all the Tabernacle, and of all that therein is, both in the Sanctuarie and in all the instruments thereof.

17 And the Lord spake vnto Moses and to Aaron, saying,

18 Ye shal not [Note: [l] Committing by your negligence that the holy things be not well wrapped, and so they by touching thereof perish. ] cut off the tribe of the families of the Kohathites from among the Leuites:

19 But thus do vnto them, that they may liue and not die, when they come neere to the most holy things: let Aaron and his sonnes come and appoynt [Note: [m] Shewing what part euery man shall beare. ] them, euery one to his office, and to his charge.

20 But let them not goe in, to see when the Sanctuarie is folden vp, lest they die.

21 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

22 Take also ye summe of the sonnes of Gershon, euery one by the houses of their fathers throughout their families:

23 From thirtie yere old and aboue, vntil fiftie yere old shalt thou nomber them, al that [Note: [n] Which were receiued into the company of them that ministred in the Tabernacle of the Congregatio. ] enter into the assemblie for to do seruice in the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

24 This shall be the seruice of the families of the Gershonites, to serue and to beare.

25 They shall beare the curtaines of the Tabernacle, and the Tabernacle of the Congregation, his couering, and the couering of badgers skinnes, that is on hie vpon it, and the vayle of the [Note: [o] Which vayle hanged betweene the Sanctuarie and the court. ] doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation:

26 The curtaines also of the court, & the vaile of the entring in of the gate of the court, [Note: [p] Which court compassed both the Tabernacle of the Congregation and the altar of burnt offring. ] which

[Their families nombred.]



is neere the Tabernacle & neere the altar round about, with their cordes, and all the instrumentes for their seruice, and all that is made for them: so shall they serue.

27 At the commaundement of Aaron and his sonnes shall all the seruice of the sonnes of ye Gershonites bee done, in all their charges and in all their seruice, and ye shall appoynt them to keepe all their charges.

28 This is the seruice of the families of the sonnes of the Gershonites in the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and their watch shall be vnder the [Note: [q] Vnder ye charge and ouersight. ] hande of Ithamar the sonne of Aaron the Priest.

29 Thou shalt nomber the sonnes of Merari by their families, and by the houses of their fathers:

30 From thirty yere olde and aboue, euen vnto fiftie yere olde shalt thou nomber the, all that enter into the assemblie, to doe the seruice of the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

31 And this is their office and charge according to all their seruice in the Tabernacle of the Congregation: the [Note: Exod.26.15. ] boardes of the Tabernacle witth the barres thereof, and his pillars, and his sockets,

32 And the pillars rounde about the court, with their sockets and their pinnes, & their cords, with all their instruments, euen for all their seruice: and by [Note: [r] Ye shall make an inuentorie of all the things, which ye commit to their charge. ] name ye shall recken the instruments of their office and charge.

33 This is the seruice of the families of the sonnes of Merari, according to all their seruice in the Tabernacle of the Congregation vnder the hand of Ithamar the sonne of Aaron the Priest.

34 Then Moses and Aaron and the princes of the Congregation nombred the sonnes of the Kohathites, by their families and by the houses of their fathers,

35 From thirtie yeere olde and aboue, euen vnto fiftie yere olde, all that enter into the assemblie for the seruice of the Tabernacle of ye Congregation.

36 So the [Note: Ebr. the nombred of them. ] nombers of the throughout their families were two thousande, seuen hundreth and fiftie.

37 These are the nombers of the families of the Kohathites, al that serue in the Tabernacle of the Congregation, which Moses and Aaron did nomber according to the commandement of the Lord by the [Note: [s] God appointing Moses to be the minister and executor thereof. ] hand of Moses.

38 Also the nombers of the sonnes of Gershon throughout their families & houses of their fathers,

39 From thirtie yere olde and vpwarde, euen vnto fiftie yere olde: all that enter into the assemblie for the seruice of the Tabernacle of the Cogregation.

40 So the nombers of them by their families, and by the houses of their fathers were two thousand sixe hundreth and thirtie.

41 These are the nombers of the families of the sonnes of Gershon: of all that [Note: [t] Which were of competent age to serue therein, that is, betwene 30 and 50. ] did seruice in the Tabernacle of the Congregation, whom Moses and Aaron did nomber according to the commandement of the Lord.

42 The nombers also of the families of the sonnes of Merari by their families, and by the houses of their fathers,

43 From thirtie yeere olde and vpwarde, euen [Page]

[The triall of the suspected wife.]



vnto fiftie yeere olde: all that enter into the assemblie for the seruice of the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

44 So the nombers of them by their families were three thousand, and two hundreth.

45 These are the summes of ye families of the sonnes of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron nombred according to the commaundement of the Lord, by the hand of Moses.

46 So all the nombers of the Leuites, which Moses, and Aaron, and the princes of Israel nombred by their families and by the houses of their fathers,

47 From thirtie yere olde and vpward, euen to fiftie yeere olde, euery one that came to doe [Note: [u] Whosoeuer of the Leuites that had any maner of charge in the Tabernacle. ] his duetie, office, seruice and charge in the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

48 So the nombers of them were eight thousand, fiue hundreth and foure score.

49 According to the [Note: Ebr. according to the mouth or word. ] commaundement of the Lord by the hand of Moses did Aaron nomber them, euery one according to his seruice, and according to his charge. Thus were they of that tribe nombred, as the Lorde commaunded [Note: [x] So that Moses neyther added nor diminished from that which the Lord commanded him. ] Moses.



CHAP. V.


2 The Leprous, and the polluted shall be cast forth. 6 The purging of sinne. 15 The triall of the suspect wife.

1 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 Commaund the children of Israel that they [Note: Leuit.13.3. ] put out of the hoste euery leper, and euery one that hath [Note: Leuit.15.2. ] an issue, and whosoeuer is defiled by [Note: Leuit.21.1. ] the dead.

3 Both male and female shal ye put out: [Note: Or, in a place out of the hoste. ] out of the hoste shall yee put them, that they defile not their [Note: [a] There were three maner tentes: of the Lord, of the Leuites, and of the Israelites. ] tentes among whome I dwell.

4 And the children of Israel did so, and put them out of the host, euen as the Lord had commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel.

5 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, saying,

6 Speake vnto the children of Israel, [Note: Leuit.6.3. ] When a man or woman shall commit any sinne [Note: [b] Commit any fault willingly. ] that men commit, and transgresse against the Lorde, when that person shall trespasse,

7 Then they shall confesse their sinne which they haue done, and shall restore the domage thereof [Note: Leuit.6.5. ] with his principall, and put the fift part of it more thereto, and shall giue it vnto him, against whom he hath trespassed.

8 But if the [Note: [c] If he be dead, to whom the wrong is done, and also haue no kinsman. ] man haue no kinseman, to whom he shoulde restore the domage, the domage shal be restored to the Lord for the Priests vse besides the ramme of the atonement, whereby hee shall make atonement for him.

9 And euery offring of all the [Note: [d] Or, things offred to the Lord, as first fruites, &c. ] holy thinges of the children of Israel, which they bring vnto the Priest, shalbe [Note: Leuit.10.12. ] his.

10 And euery mans halowed things shall bee his: that is, whatsoeuer any man giueth the Priest, it shalbe his.

11 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

12 Speake vnto the children of Israel, and say vnto them, If any mans [Note: [e] By breaking the band of marriage, and playing the harlot. ] wife turne to euill, and commit a trespasse against him,

13 So that an other man lie with her fleshly, and it bee hid from the eyes of her husbande, and kept close, and yet she be defiled, and there be no witnesse against her, neither she taken with the maner,

14 [Note: Ebr. If the spirit of ielousie come vpon him. ] If he be moued with a ielous minde, so

[The triall of the suspected wife.]



that he is ielous ouer his wife, which is defiled, or if he haue a ielous minde, so that he is ielous ouer his wife, which is not defiled,

15 Then shall the man bring his wife to the Priest, and bring her offering with her, the tenth part of an Ephah of barly meale, but he shal not powre [Note: [f] Onely in the sinne offring, and this offring of ielousie were neither oyle nor incense offred. ] oyle vpon it, nor put incense thereon: for it is an offring of ielousie, an offring for a remembrance, calling the sinne to [Note: [g] Or making the sinne knowen, and not purging it. ] minde:

16 And the Priest shall bring her, and set her before the Lord.

17 Then the Priest shal take [Note: [h] Which also is called the water of purification or sprinkeling, reade chap.19.9. ] the holy water in an earthen vessel, and of the dust that is in the floore of the Tabernacle, euen the Priest shal take it and put it into the water.

18 After, the Priest shal set the woman before the Lord, and vncouer the womans head, and put the offring of the memorial in her hands: it is the ielousie offering, and the Priest shall haue bitter and [Note: [i] It was so called by the effect, because it declared the woman to be accursed and turned to her destruction. ] cursed water in his hand,

19 And the Priest shall charge her by an oth, and say vnto the woman, If no man haue lien with thee, neither thou hast turned to vncleannesse from thine husbande, be free from this bitter and cursed water.

20 But if thou hast turned fro thine husband, and so art defiled, and some man hath lyen with thee beside thine husband,

21 (Then the Priest shall charge the woman with an oth of cursing, and the Priest shal say vnto the woman) The Lorde make thee to be [Note: [k] Both because she had comitted so hainous a fault, and forsware her selfe in denying the same. ] accursed, and detestable for the othe among thy people, and the Lord cause thy thigh to [Note: Ebr. to fall. ] rot, and thy belly to swell:

22 And that this cursed water may goe into thy bowels, to cause thy belly to swell, and thy thigh to rot. Then the woman shall answere, [Note: [l] That is, be it so, as thou wishest, as Psalm.41.13. deut. 27.15. ] Amen, Amen.

23 After, the Priest shal write these curses in a booke, and shall [Note: [m] Shall wash the curses, which are written, into the water in the vessell. ] blot them out with the bitter water,

24 And shal cause the woman to drinke ye bitter and cursed water, and the cursed water, turned into bitternesse, shal enter into her.

25 Then the Priest shall take the ielousie offring out of the womans hand, and shal shake the offring before the Lord, and offer it vpon ye altar.

26 And the Priest shal take an handfull of the offring for a [Note: Or, perfume. ] memorial thereof, and burne it vpon the [Note: [n] Where the incense was offred. ] altar, and afterwarde make the woman drinke the water.

27 When yee haue made her drinke the water, (if she bee defiled and haue trespassed against her husband) then shall the cursed water, turned into bitternesse, enter into her, and her belly shall swell, and her thigh shall rot, and the woman shal be accursed among her people.

28 But if the woman bee not defiled, but bee [Note: Or, innocent. ] cleane, she shalbe free & shall conceiue & beare.

29 This is the law of ielousie, when a wife turneth from her husband and is defiled,

30 Or when a man is moued wt a ielous minde being ielous ouer his wife then shall he bring the woman before the Lord, and the Priest shal do to her according to al this lawe,

31 And the man shalbe [Note: [o] The man might accuse his wife vpon suspicion and not be reproued. ] free from sinne, but this woman shall beare her iniquitie.


CHAP. VI.


2 The lawe of the consecration of the Nazarites. 24 The maner to blesse the people.


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[Of the Nazarite, and his offring.]




1 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 Speake vnto the children of Israel, & say vnto them, When a man or a woman doeth separate themselues to vowe a vowe of a [Note: [a] Which separated them selues from the worlde and dedicated theselues to God: which figure was accomplished in Christ. ] Nazarite to separate himselfe vnto the Lord,

3 He shall absteine fro wine & strong drinke, and shal drinke no sowre wine nor sowre drinke, nor shall drinke any licour of grapes, neither shal eate fresh grapes nor dryed.

4 As long as his abstinence endureth, shall hee eat nothing that is made of the wine of the vine, neither the kernels, nor the huske.

5 While hee is separate by his vowe, the [Note: Iudg.13.5. 1.sam. 1.11. ] rasor shall not come vpon his head, vntill the dayes be out, in the which he separateth him selfe vnto the Lord, he shalbe holy, and shall let the lockes of the heare of his head growe.

6 During the time yt he separateth himselfe vnto the Lord, he shall come at no [Note: [b] As at burials, or mournings. ] dead body:

7 Hee shall not make himselfe vncleane at the death of his father, or mother, brother, or sister: for the consecration of his God is vpon [Note: [c] In that he suffred his heare to grow, he signified that he was consecrate to God. ] his head.

8 All the dayes of his separation he shalbe holy to the Lord.

9 And if any dye suddenly by him, or hee beware, then the [Note: [d] Which long heare is a signe that he is dedicate to God. ] head of his consecration shall be defiled, and he shall shaue his head in the day of his clensing: in the seuenth day he shall shaue it.

10 And in the eight day hee shall bring two turtles, or two yong pigeons to the Priest, at the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

11 Then the Priest shall prepare the one for a sinne offering, and the other for a burnt offering, and shall make an atonement for him, because he sinned by [Note: [e] By being present where the dead was. ] the dead: so shall he halowe his head the same day,

12 And he shall [Note: [f] Beginning at the eight day, when he is purified. ] consecrate vnto the Lorde the dayes of his separation, and shal bring a lambe of a yeere olde for a trespasse offering, and the first [Note: [g] So that he shall begin his vowe a newe. ] dayes shalbe voide: for his consecration was defiled.

13 This then is the lawe of the Nazarite: When the time of his consecration is out, he shall come to the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation,

14 And hee shall bring his offering vnto the Lorde, an hee lambe of a yeere olde without blemish for a burnt offering, and a shee lambe of a yere olde without blemish for a sinne offring, and a ramme without blemish for peace offrings,

15 And a basket of vnleauened bread, of [Note: Leuit.2.15. ] cakes of fine floure, mingled with oyle, and wafers of vnleauened bread anointed with oile, with their meate offring, and their drinke offrings:

16 The which the Priest shal bring before the Lorde, and make his sinne offering and his burnt offering.

17 He shal prepare also the ram for a peace offring vnto the Lorde, with the basket of vnleauened bread, and the Priest shal make his meate offring, and his drinke offring.

18 And [Note: Actes 21.24. ] the Nazarite shall shaue the head [Note: [h] In token that his vow is ended. ] of his consecration at the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, & shall take the heare of the head of his consecration, and [Note: [i] For the heare, which was consecrate to ye Lord, might not be cast into any prophane place. ] put it in the fire, which is vnder the peace offring.

19 Then the Priest shall take ye sodden shoulder of the ramme, and an vnleauened cake out of the basket, and a wafer vnleauened, and put them

[Of the Nazarite, and his offring. The Princes offrings.]



vpon the hands of the Nazarite, after he hath shauen his consecration.

20 And the Priest shal [Note: Exod.25.27. ] shake them to & fro before the Lorde: this is an holy thing for the Priest [Note: Or, with the breast ] besides the shaken breast, and besides the heaue shoulder: so afterwarde the Nazarite may drinke wine.

21 This is the Lawe of the Nazarite, which he hath vowed, and of his offering vnto the Lord for his consecration, [Note: [k] At the least he shall doe this, if he be able to offer no more. ] besides that that hee is able to bring: according to the vowe which he vowed, so shall he do after the lawe of his consecration.

22 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

23 Speake vnto Aaron and to his sonnes, saying, Thus shal ye [Note: [l] That is, pray for them, Ecclus.36. 17. ] blesse the childre of Israel, and say vnto them,

24 The Lord blesse thee, and keepe thee,

25 The Lorde make his face shine vpon thee, and be merciful vnto thee,

26 The Lord lift vp his coutenance vpon thee, and giue thee peace.

27 So they shal put my [Note: [m] They shal pray in my Name for them. ] Name vpo the children of Israel, and I wil blesse them.


CHAP. VII.


2 The heads or Princes of Israel offer at the setting vp of the Tabernacle, 10 And at the dedication of the Altar. 89 God speaketh to Moses from the Merciseat.

1 Nowe when Moses had finished the setting vp of the Tabernacle, and [Note: Exod.40.18. ] anointed it & sanctified it, and all the instrumentes thereof, and the altar with al the [Note: Or, vessels. ] instruments thereof, and had anoynted them and sanctified them,

2 Then the [Note: Or, captaines. ] princes of Israel, heads ouer the houses of their fathers (they were the princes of the tribes, who were ouer them that were nombred) offred,

3 And brought their offring before the Lord, sixe [Note: [a] Like horselitters to keepe ye things, that were caried in them, from weather. ] couered charets, and twelue oxen: one charet for two princes, and for euery one an oxe, and they offred them before the Tabernacle.

4 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

5 Take these of them, that they may be to doe the [Note: [b] That is, to cary things & stuffe in. ] seruice of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and thou shalt giue them vnto the Leuites, to euery man according vnto his office.

6 So Moses tooke the charets and the oxen, and gaue them vnto the Leuites:

7 Two charets and foure oxen hee gaue to the sonnes of Gershon, according vnto their [Note: [c] For their vse to cary with. ] office.

8 And foure charets and eight oxen hee gaue to the sonnes of Merari according vnto their office, vnder the hand of Ithamar the sonne of Aaron the Priest.

9 But to the sonnes of Kohath he gaue none, [Note: [d] The holy things of the Sanctuarie must be caried vpon their shoulders, and not drawen wt oxen, chap 4.15. ] because the charge of the Sanctuarie belonged to them, which they did beare vpon their shoulders.

10 The princes also offered in the [Note: [e] That is, when the first sacrifice was offred thereupon by Aaron, Leuit.9.1. ] dedication for the altar in the day that it was anoynted: then the princes offered their offering before the altar.

11 And the Lord sayd vnto Moses, One prince one day, and an other prince an other day shal offer their offring, for the dedication of the altar.

12 So then on the first day did [Note: The offring of Nahshon. ] Nahshon the sonne of Amminadab of ye tribe of Iudah offer his offring.

13 And his offring was a siluer charger of an hundreth and thirtie shekels weight, a siluer boule [Page]

[The offrings of the Princes of the people of Israel.]



of seuenty shekels, after the shekel of the Sanctuarie, both ful of fine floure, mingled with oyle, for a [Note: Leuit.2.1. ] meate offring,

14 An incense cup of gold of tenne shekels, ful of incense,

15 A yong bullocke, a ram, a lambe of a yeere olde for a burnt offring,

16 An hee goate for a sinne offring,

17 And for peace offrings, two bullockes, fiue rams, fiue hee goates, and fiue lambes of a yeere olde: this was the offring of Nahshon the sonne of Amminadab.

18 The second day [Note: The offring of Nethaneel. ] Nethaneel, the sonne of Zuar, prince of the tribe of Issachar did offer:

19 Who offred for his offring a siluer charger of an hundreth and thirtie shekels weight, a siluer boule of seuentie shekels, after the shekel of the Sanctuarie, both ful of fine floure, mingled with oyle, for a meat offring,

20 An incense cup of gold of ten shekels, ful of incense,

21 A yong bullocke, a ram, a lambe of a yeere olde for a burnt offring,

22 An hee goate for a sinne offring,

23 And for peace offrings, two bullockes, fiue rammes, fiue hee goates, fiue lambes of a yeere olde: this was the offring of Nethaneel the sonne of Zuar.

24 The third day [Note: The offring of Eliab. ] Eliab the sonne of Helon prince of the children of Zebulun offred.

25 His offring was a siluer charger of an hundreth and thirty shekels weight, a siluer boule of seuentie shekels, after the shekel of the Sanctuarie, both ful of fine floure, mingled with oyle, for a meate offring,

26 A golden incense cup of ten shekels, ful of incense,

27 A yong bullocke, a ram, a lambe of a yeere olde for a burnt offring,

28 An hee goate for a sinne offring,

29 And for peace offrings, two bullockes, fiue rammes, fiue hee goates, fiue lambes of a yeere olde: this was the offering of Eliab the sonne of Helon.

30 The fourth day [Note: The offring of Elizur. ] Elizur ye sonne of Shedeur prince of the children of Reuben offred.

31 His offring was a siluer charger of an hundreth and thirtie shekels weight, a siluer boule of seuentie shekels, after the shekel of the Sanctuary, both ful of fine floure, mingled with oyle, for a meate offring,

32 A golden incense cup of ten shekels, full of incense,

33 A yong bullocke, a ram, a lambe of a yere olde for a burnt offring,

34 An hee goate for a sinne offring,

35 And for a peace offring, two bullockes, fiue rammes, fiue hee goates, and fiue lambes of a yere olde: this was the offering of Elizur the sonne of Shedeur.

36 The fifth day [Note: The offring of Shelumiel. ] Shelumiel the sonne of Zurishaddai, prince of the children of Simeon offered.

37 His offring was a siluer charger of an hundreth and thirtie shekels weight, a siluer boule of seuentie shekels, after the shekel of the Sanctuary, both ful of fine floure, mingled with oyle, for a meate offring,

38 A golden incense cup of ten shekels, full of incense,

[The offrings of the Princes of the people of Israel.]




39 A yong bullocke, a ram, a lambe of a yeere olde for a burnt offring,

40 An hee goate for a sinne offring,

41 And for a peace offring, two bullocks, fiue rammes, fiue hee goates, fiue lambes of a yere old: this was the offering of Shelumiel the sonne of Zurishaddai.

42 The sixt day [Note: The offring of Eliasaph. ] Eliasaph the sonne of Deuel prince of the children of Gad offred.

43 His offring was a siluer charger of an hundreth and thirtie shekels weight, a siluer boule of seuentie shekels, after the shekel of the Sanctuarie, both ful of fine floure, mingled with oyle, for a meate offring,

44 A golden incense cup of ten shekels, full of incense,

45 A yong bullocke, a ram, a lambe of a yere olde, for a burnt offring,

46 An hee goate for a sinne offring,

47 And for a peace offering, two bullockes, fiue rammes, fiue hee goates, fiue lambes of a yere olde: this was the offring of Eliasaph the sonne of Deuel.

48 The seuenth day [Note: The offring of Elishama. ] Elishama the sonne of Ammiud prince of the children of Ephraim offered.

49 His offring was a siluer charger of an hundreth and thirtie shekels weight, a siluer boule of seuentie shekels, after the shekel of the Sanctuary, both full of fine floure, mingled with oyle, for a meate offering,

50 A golden incense cup of ten shekels, full of incense,

51 A yong bullocke, a ram, a lambe of a yeere olde for a burnt offring,

52 An hee goate for a sinne offring,

53 And for a peace offring, two bullockes, fiue rammes, fiue hee goates, fiue lambes of a yeere olde: this was the offring of Elishama the sonne of Ammiud.

54 The eight day offred [Note: The offring of Gamliel. ] Gamliel the sonne of Pedazur, prince of the children of Manasseh.

55 His offring was a siluer charger of an hundreth and thirtie shekels weight, a siluer boule of seuentie shekels, after the shekel of the Sanctuarie, both full of fine floure, mingled with oyle, for a meate offring,

56 A golden incense cup of ten shekels, full of incense,

57 A yong bullocke, a ram, a lambe of a yeere olde for a burnt offring,

58 An hee goate for a sinne offring,

59 And for a peace offring, two bullockes, fiue rammes, fiue hee goates, fiue lambes of a yeere olde: this was the offring of Gamliel the sonne of Pedazur.

60 The ninth day [Note: The offring of Abidan. ] Abidan the sonne of Gideoni prince of the children of Beniamin offered.

61 His offring was a siluer charger of an hundreth and thirtie shekels weight, a siluer boule of seuentie shekels, after the shekel of the Sanctuarie, both full of fine floure, mingled with oyle, for a meate offring,

62 A golden incense cup of ten shekels, full of incense,

63 A yong bullocke, a ram, a lambe of a yeere olde for a burnt offring,

64 An hee goate for a sinne offring,

65 And for a peace offring, two bullockes, fiue

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rammes, fiue hee goates, fiue lambes of a yeere olde: this was the offring of Abidan the sonne of Gideoni.
66 The tenth day [Note: The offring of Ahiezer. ] Ahiezer the sonne of Ammishaddai, prince of the children of Dan offred.

67 His offring was a siluer charger of an hundreth and thirtie shekels weight, a siluer boule of seuentie shekels, after the shekel of the Sanctuarie, both full of fine floure, mingled with oyle, for a meate offring,

68 A golden incense cup of ten shekels full of incense,

69 A yong bullocke, a ram, a lambe of a yeere olde for a burnt offring,

70 An hee goate for a sinne offring,

71 And for a peace offring, two bullocks, fiue rammes, fiue hee goates, fiue lambes of a yeere olde: this was the offring of Ahiezer the sonne of Ammishaddai.

72 The eleuenth day [Note: The offring of Pagiel, or Phegiel. ] Pagiel the sonne of Ocran, prince of the children of Asher offred.

73 His offring was a siluer charger of an hundreth and thirtie shekels weight, a siluer boule of seuentie shekels, after the shekel of the Sanctuarie, both full of fine floure, mingled with oyle, for a meate offring,

74 A golden incense cup of ten shekels, ful of incense,

75 A yong bullocke, a ram, a lambe of a yere olde for a burnt offring,

76 An hee goate for a sinne offring,

77 And for a peace offring, two bullockes, fiue rams, fiue he goates, fiue lambes of a yeere olde: this was the offring of Pagiel the sonne of Ocran.

78 The twelfth day [Note: The offring of Ahira. ] Ahira the sonne of Enan, prince of the children of Naphtali offred,

79 His offring was a siluer charger of an hundreth and thirtie shekels weight, a siluer boule of seuentie shekels, after the shekel of the Sanctuarie, both full of fine floure, mingled with oyle, for a meate offring,

80 A golden incense cup of ten shekels, ful of incense,

81 A yong bullocke, a ram, a lambe of a yere olde for a burnt offring,

82 An hee goate for a sinne offring,

83 And for peace offerings, two bullockes, fiue rammes, fiue hee goates, fiue lambes of a yeere olde: this was the offering of Ahira the sonne of Enan.

84 This was the [Note: [f] This was the offring of the princes, when Aaron did dedicate the Altar. ] dedication of the Altar by the princes of Israel, whe it was anointed: twelue chargers of siluer, twelue siluer boules, twelue incense cuppes of golde,

85 Euery charger, conteining an hundreth and thirtie shekels of siluer, and euery boule seuentie: all the siluer vessell conteined two thousande and foure hundreth shekels, after the shekell of the Sanctuarie.

86 Twelue incense cups of gold ful of incense, conteining ten shekels euery cup, after the shekell of the Sanctuarie: all the gold of the incense cups was an hundreth and twentie shekels.

87 All the bullockes for the burnt offering were twelue bullocks, the rams twelue, the lambs of a yeere olde twelue, with their meate offrings, and twelue hee goates for a sinne offring.

88 And all the bullocks for the peace offrings were foure and twentie bullockes, the rammes

[The offring of the Leuites.]



sixtie, the hee goates sixtie, the lambes of a yeere olde sixtie: this was the dedication of the Altar, after that it was [Note: [g] By Aaron. ] anointed.

89 And when Moses went into the [Note: [h] That is, the Sanctuarie. ] Tabernacle of the Congregation, to speake with God, he heard the voyce of one speaking vnto him from the Merciseat, that was vpon the Arke of the Testimonie [Note: [i] According as he had promised, Exod.25.22. ] betweene the two Cherubims, and he spake to him.



CHAP. VIII.


2 The order of the lampes. 6 The purifying and offering of the Leuites. 24 The age of the Leuites, when they are receiued to seruice, and when they are dimissed.

1 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 Speake vnto Aaron, and say vnto him, When thou lightest the lampes, the seuen lampes shall giue light towarde the [Note: [a] To that part which is ouer against the Candlesticke, Exod. 25.37. ] forefront of the Candlesticke.

3 And Aaron did so, lighting the lampes thereof towarde ye forefront of the Candlesticke, as the Lorde had commanded Moses.

4 And this was the worke of the Candlesticke, euen of golde beaten out with the hammer, both the shafte, and the flowres thereof [Note: Exod.25.18. ] was beaten out with the hammer: [Note: [b] And not set together of diuers pieces. ] according to the paterne, which the Lord had shewed Moses, so made he the Candlesticke.

5 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

6 Take the Leuites from among the children of Israel, and purifie them.

7 And thus shalt thou doe vnto them, when thou purifiest them, Sprinckle [Note: [c] In Ebrewe, it is called the water of sinne, because it is made to purge sinne, as Chap.19.9. ] water of purification vpon them, & let them shaue all their flesh, and wash their clothes: so they shalbe cleane.

8 Then they shal take a yong bullocke with his meate offring of fine floure, mingled with oyle, and another yong bullocke shalt thou take for a sinne offring.

9 Then thou shalt bring the Leuites before the Tabernacle of the Congregation, & asseble [Note: [d] That thou mayest doe this in presence of them all. ] all the Congregation of the children of Israel.

10 Thou shalt bring the Leuites also before the Lorde, and the [Note: [e] Meaning, certaine of them in the name of the whole. ] children of Israel shall put their handes vpon the Leuites.

11 And Aaron shall offer the Leuites before the Lord, as a shake offring of ye childre of Israel, that they may execute the seruice of the Lorde.

12 And the Leuites shall put their handes vpon the heades of the bullockes, and make thou the one a sinne offring, and the other a burnt offring vnto the Lorde, that thou mayest make an atonement for the Leuites.

13 And thou shalt set the Leuites before Aaron and before his sonnes, & offer the as a shake offring to the Lorde.

14 Thus thou shalt separate the Leuites from among the children of Israel, and the Leuites shal be [Note: Chap.3.45. ] mine.

15 And afterwarde shall the Leuites goe in, to serue in the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and thou shalt purifie them and offer them, as a shake offering.

16 For they are freely giuen [Note: Chap.3 9. ] vnto me from among the children of Israel, for [Note: [f] That is, they that are the first borne. ] such as open any wombe: for all the first borne of the children of Israel haue I taken them vnto me.

17 [Note: Exod.13.2. luke.2.23. ] For all the first borne of the children of Israel are mine, both of man and of beast: since the day that I smote euery first borne in the land of Egypt, I sanctified them for my selfe.
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18 And I haue taken the Leuites for all the first borne of the children of Israel,

19 And haue giuen the Leuites as a gift vnto Aaron, and to his sonnes from among the children of Israel, to do the seruice of the [Note: [g] Which seruice the Israelites should else doe. ] children of Israel in the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and to make an atonement for the children of Israel, that there be no plague among the children of Israel, when the children of Israel come neere vnto [Note: [h] Because the Leuites goe into the Sanctuarie in their name. ] the Sanctuarie.

20 Then Moses and Aaron and all the Cogregation of the children of Israel did with the Leuites, according vnto all that the Lorde had commanded Moses concerning the Leuites: so did the children of Israel vnto them.

21 So the Leuites were purified, and washed their clothes, and Aaron offred them as a shake offring before the Lord, and Aaron made an atonement for them, to purifie them.

22 And after that, went the Leuites in to doe their seruice in the Tabernacle of the Congregation, [Note: [i] In their presence, to serue them. ] before Aaron and before his sonnes: as the Lorde had commaunded Moses concerning the Leuites, so they did vnto them.

23 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

24 This also belongeth to the Leuites: from fiue and twentie yeere olde and vpwarde, they shall goe in, to execute their office in the seruice of the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

25 And after the age of fiftie yeere, they shall cease from executing the [Note: [k] Such office as was painefull, as to beare burthens and such like. ] office, and shall serue no more:

26 But they shal minister [Note: [l] In singing Psalmes, instructing, counselling and keeping the things in order. ] with their brethre in the Tabernacle of the Congregation, to keepe things committed to their charge, but they shall doe no seruice: thus shalt thou doe vnto the Leuites touching their charges.


CHAP. IX.


2 The Passeouer is commanded againe. 13 The punishment of him that keepeth not the Passeouer. 15 The cloude conducteth the Israelites through the wildernes.

1 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses in the wildernes of Sinai, in the first moneth of the second yeere, after they were come out of the land of Egypt, saying,

2 The children of Israel shall also celebrate the [Note: Exod.12.1. leuit. 23.5. chap.28.16. deut.16.2. ] Passeouer at ye time appointed thereunto.

3 In the fourtenth day of this moneth at [Note: Exod.12.6. deut.16.6. ] euen, ye shall keepe it in his due season: according to [Note: [a] Euen in all points as the Lord hath instituted it. ] all the ordinances of it, and according to all the ceremonies thereof shall ye keepe it.

4 Then Moses spake vnto the children of Israel, to celebrate the Passeouer.

5 And they kept the Passeouer in the fouretenth day of the first moneth at euen in the wildernesse of Sinai: according to all that the Lord had comanded Moses, so did ye children of Israel.

6 And certaine men were defiled [Note: [b] By touching a corps, or being at the buriall. ] by a dead man, that they might not keepe the Passeouer the same day: and they came before Moses & before Aaron the same day.

7 And those men said vnto him, We are defiled by a dead man: wherefore are wee kept backe that we may not [Note: [c] Or celebrate the Passeouer the fourtenth day of the first moneth. ] offer an offering vnto the Lorde in the time thereunto appointed among the children of Israel?

8 Then Moses saide vnto them, Stande still, and I will heare what the Lorde will commande concerning you.

9 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

[The appearing of the cloude.]




10 Speake vnto the children of Israel, and say, If any amog you, or of your posteritie shalbe vncleane by ye reason of a corps, or be in a log iourney, [Note: [d] And can not come where the Tabernacle is, when others keepe it. ] he shall keepe the Passeouer vnto ye Lord.

11 In the fourtenth day of the [Note: [e] So that the vncleane, and they that are not at home, haue a moneth longer graunted vnto them. ] second moneth at euen they shall keepe it: with vnleauened bread and sowre herbes shall they eate it.

12 They shall leaue none of it vnto the morning, [Note: Exod.12.46. iohn.19.36. ] nor breake any bone of it: according to all the ordinance of the Passeouer shall they keepe it.

13 But the man that is cleane and is not in a [Note: [f] When the Passeouer is celebrated. ] iourney, and is negligent to keepe the Passeouer, the same person shalbe cut off from his people: because he brought not the offring of the Lorde in his due season, that man shall beare his [Note: Or, punishment of his sinne. ] sinne.

14 And if a stranger dwell among you, and wil keepe the Passeouer vnto the Lord, as the ordinance of the Passeouer, & as the maner thereof is, so shall he do: [Note: Exod.12.49. ] ye shall haue one lawe both for the stranger, and for him that was borne in the same lande.

15 [Note: Exod 40.34. ] And when the Tabernacle was reared vp, a cloude couered the Tabernacle, namely the Tabernacle of the Testimonie: and at euen there was vpon the Tabernacle, as the [Note: [g] Like a pillar: reade Exod.13.21. ] appearance of fire vntill the morning.

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

17 And when the cloude was taken vp from the Tabernacle, then afterwarde the children of Israel iourneyed: and in the place where the cloude abode, there the children of Israel pitched their tents.

18 At the [Note: Ebr. mouth. ] commaundement of the [Note: [h] Who taught them what to doe by the cloude. ] Lorde the children of Israel iourneyed, and at the comandement of the Lorde they pitched: as long as the cloude abode vpon the Tabernacle, [Note: 1 Cor.10.1. ] they [Note: Ebr. camped. ] lay still.

19 And when the cloude taryed stil vpon the Tabernacle a long time, the childre of Israel kept the [Note: [i] They wayted when the Lorde would signifie either their departure, or their abode by the cloude. ] watch of the Lorde, and iourneyed not.

20 So when the cloud abode [Note: Ebr. dayes of nomber. ] a few dayes vpon the Tabernacle, they abode in their tents according to the comandement of ye Lord: for they iourneyed at the commandement of the Lorde.

21 And though the cloud abode vpo the Tabernacle from euen vnto the morning, yet if the cloude was taken vp in the morning, then they iourneyed: whether by daye or by night the cloude was taken vp, then they iourneyed.

22 Or if the cloude taryed two dayes or a moneth, or a yeere vpon the Tabernacle, abiding thereon, the children of Israel [Note: Exod.40.36.37. reade verse.18. ] abode still, and iourneyed not: but when it was taken vp, they iourneyed.

23 At the commandement of the Lord they pitched, and at the commandement of the Lorde they iourneyed, keeping the watch of the Lorde at the commaundement of the Lorde by the [Note: [k] Vnder the charge and gouernement of Moses. ] hand of Moses.


CHAP. X.


2 The vse of the siluer trumpets. 11 The Israelites depart from Sinai. 14 The captaines of the hoste are nombred. 30 Hobab refuseth to go with Moses his sonne in lawe.

1 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 Make thee two trumpets of siluer: of an [Note: [a] Or, of worke beaten out with the hammer. ] whole piece shalt thou make the, that thou mayest vse them for the assembling of the Congregation, and for the departure of the campe.


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3 And when they shall blowe with them, all the Congregation shall assemble to thee before the doore of the Tabernacle of the Cogregation.

4 But if they blowe with one, then the princes, or heades ouer the thousandes of Israel shall come vnto thee.

5 But if ye blow an alarme, then the campe of the that pitch on the [Note: [b] That is, the hoste of Iudah and they that are vnder his ensigne. ] East part, shal go forward.

6 If ye blowe an alarme the second time, then the hoste of them that lie on the [Note: [c] Meaning the hoste of Reuben. ] Southside shal march: for they shal blowe an alarme when they remoue.

7 But in assembling the Congregation, ye shall blowe without an alarme.

8 And the sonnes of Aaron the Priest shall [Note: [d] So that onelie the Priests must blowe the trumpets, so long as the Priesthoode lasted. ] blowe the trumpets, and ye shall haue them as a lawe for euer in your generations.

9 And when ye goe to warre in your lande against the enemie that vexeth you, ye shall blowe an alarme with the trumpets, and ye shall bee remembred before the Lorde your God, and shalbe saued from your enemies.

10 Also in the day of your [Note: [e] When ye reioyce that God hath remooued any plague. ] gladnesse, and in your feast dayes, & in the beginning of your moneths, ye shal also blow the trumpets [Note: Or, when ye offer burnt offrings. ] ouer your burnt sacrifices, and ouer your peace offrings, that they may be a remembrance for you before your God: I am the Lorde your God.

11 And in the seconde yeere, in the seconde moneth, and in the twentieth day of the moneth the cloude was taken vp from the Tabernacle of the Testimonie.

12 And ye children of Israel departed on their [Note: Or, in keeping this order in their iourneis. ] iourneys out of the desart of Sinai, & the cloud rested in the wildernesse of Paran.

13 So they [Note: [f] From Sinai to Paran, Chap. 33.1. ] first tooke their iourney at the comandement of the Lord, by ye hand of Moses.

14 [Note: Chap.2.3. ] In the first place went the standerd of the hoste of the children of Iudah, according to their armies: and [Note: Chap.1.7. ] Nahshon the sonne of Amminabad was ouer his band.

15 And ouer the band of the tribe of the children of Issachar was Nethaneel ye sonne of Zuar.

16 And ouer the band of the tribe of the children of Zebulun was Eliab the sonne of Helon.

17 When the Tabernacle was taken downe, then the sonnes of Gershon, and the sonnes of Merari went forward bearing [Note: [g] With all the appertinances thereof. ] the Tabernacle.

18 After, departed the standerd of the hoste of Reuben, according to their armies, and ouer his band was Elizur the sonne of Shedeur.

19 And ouer the band of the tribe of ye children of Simeon was Shelumiel the sonne of Shurishaddai.

20 And ouer the bande of the tribe of ye children of Gad was Eliasaph the sonne of Deuel.

21 The Kohathites also went forward and [Note: [h] Vpon their shoulders. ] bare the [Note: Chap.4.4. ] Sanctuarie, and the [Note: [i] The Merarites & Gershonites. ] former did set vp the Tabernacle against they came.

22 Then the standerd of the hoste of the children of Ephraim went forward according to their armies, and ouer his bande was Elishama the sonne of Ammiud.

23 And ouer the band of the tribe of ye sonnes of Manasseh was Gamliel the sonne of Pedazur.

24 And ouer the band of ye tribe of the sonnes of Beniamin was Abidan the sonne of Gideoni.

25 Last, the standerd of the hoste of the children of Dan marched, [Note: [k] Leauing none behinde nor any of the former that fainted in the way. ] gathering all ye hostes according to their armies: and ouer his bande was

[The people murmure.]



Ahiezer the sonne of Ammishaddai.

26 And ouer the bande of the tribe of the children of Asher was Pagiel the sonne of Ocran.

27 And ouer the bande of the tribe of the children of Naphtali was Ahira ye sonne of Enan.

28 [Note: [l] This was the order of their host when they remooued. ] These were the remouings of the children of Israel according to their armies, whe they marched.

29 After, Moses said vnto [Note: [m] Some thinke that Reuel, Iethro, Hobab, and Keni were all one: Kymhi sayth that Reuel was Iethros father: so Hobab was Moses father in lawe, Exod.2. 18. & 3.1. & 4.18. & 18.1. & iudg.4.11. ] Hobab ye sonne of Reuel the Midianite, ye father in law of Moses, We go into the place, of which ye Lord said, I will giue it you: Come thou wt vs, & we wil doe thee good: for ye Lord hath promised good vnto Israel.

30 And he answered him, I will not goe: but I will depart to mine owne countrey, and to my kindred.

31 Then he sayd, I pray thee, leaue vs not: for thou knowest our camping places in the wildernesse: therefore thou mayest be [Note: Ebr. eyes vnto vs. ] our guide.

32 And if thou go with vs, what goodnes the Lord shall shew vnto vs, the same will we shewe vnto thee.

33 So they departed from the [Note: [n] Mount Sinai, or Horeb. ] mount of the Lorde, three dayes iourney: and the Arke of the couenant of the Lorde went before them in the three dayes iourney, to searche out a resting place for them.

34 And the cloude of the Lord was vpon the by day, when they went out of the campe.

35 And when the Arke went forwarde, Moses saide, [Note: Psal.68.1,2. ] [Note: [o] Declare thy might and power. ] Rise vp, Lord, & let thine enemies bee scattered, & let them yt hate thee, flee before thee.

36 And when it rested, hee sayde, Returne, O Lord, to the [Note: Ebr. to the tenne thousand thousands. ] many thousands of Israel.


CHAP. XI.


1 The people murmureth, and is punished with fire. 4 The people lusteth after flesh. 6 They lothe Manna. 11 The weake faith of Moses. 16 The Lorde deuideth the burden of Moses to seuentie of the Auncients. 31 The Lord sendeth quailes. 33 Their lust is punished.

1 VVhen the people became [Note: Ebr. as iniust complayners. ] murmurers, [Note: Ebr. it was euill in the eares of the Lord. ] it displeased the Lorde: and the Lorde heard it, therefore his wrath was kindled, and the fire of the Lorde burnt among them, and [Note: Psal.78.21. ] consumed the vtmost parte of the hoste.

2 Then the people cryed vnto Moses: and when Moses praied vnto the Lorde, the fire was quenched.

3 And he called the name of that place [Note: Or, burning. ] Taberah, because the fire of the Lorde burnt among them.

4 And a nomber of [Note: [a] Which were of those strangers that came out of Egypt with them, Exo.12.38. ] people that was amog them, fell a lusting, and [Note: [b] From God. ] turned away, and the children of Israel also wept, and saide, Who shall giue vs flesh to eate?

5 We remember the fish which we did eat in Egypt for [Note: [c] For a small price, or good cheape. ] nought, the cucumbers, & the pepons, and the leekes, and the onions, and the garleke.

6 But now our soule is [Note: [d] For the greedie lust of flesh. ] dryed away, we can see nothing but this Man.

7 (The Man also was as [Note: Exod.16.31. wisd.11.20. psalm.78.24. iohn.6 31. ] coriander seede, and his colour like the colour of [Note: [e] Which is, a white pearle or precious stone. ] bdelium.

8 The people went about and gathered it, and ground it in milles, or beat it in morters, and baked it in a cauldron, and made cakes of it, and the taste of it was like vnto the taste of fresh oyle.

9 And when the dewe fell downe vpon the hoste in the night, the Man fell with it)

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grieuously kindled: also Moses was grieued.

11 And Moses saide vnto the Lorde, Wherefore hast thou [Note: Or, euill intreated. ] vexed thy seruant? and why haue I not found [Note: [f] Or, wherein haue I displeased thee? ] fauour in thy sight, seeing thou hast put the charge of al this people vpon mee?

12 Haue I [Note: [g] Am I their father, that none may haue the charge of them but I? ] conceiued al this people? or haue I begotte them, that thou shouldest say vnto me, Cary them in thy bosome (as a nurse beareth the sucking childe) vnto the [Note: [h] Of Canaan promised by an othe to our fathers. ] lande, for the which thou swarest vnto their fathers?

13 Where should I haue flesh to giue vnto al this people? for they weepe vnto me, saying, Giue vs flesh that we may eate.

14 I am not able to beare al this people alone, for it is too heauie for me.

15 Therefore if thou deale thus with mee, I pray thee, if I haue founde fauour in thy [Note: [i] I had rather die then to see my griefe and miserie thus daily increase by their rebellion. ] sight, kill me, that I behold not my miserie.

16 Then the Lord said vnto Moses, Gather vnto me seuetie men of ye Elders of Israel, whome thou knowest, that they are the Elders of the people, and gouernonrs ouer them, & bring them vnto the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and let them stand there with thee,

17 And I will come downe, and talke with thee there, [Note: [k] I will distribute my Spirit among them, as I haue done to thee. ] and take of the Spirite, which is vpon thee, and put vpon them, and they shall beare the burthen of the people with thee: so thou shalt not beare it alone.

18 Furthermore thou shalt saye vnto the people, [Note: [l] Prepare your selues that ye be not vncleane. ] Bee sanctified against to morowe, and yee shall eate flesh: for you haue wept in the eares of the Lord, saying, Who shall giue vs flesh to eate? for we were better in Egypt: therefore the Lorde will giue you flesh, and ye shall eate.

19 Ye shal not eat one day nor two daies, nor fiue daies, neither ten daies, nor twentie dayes,

20 But a whole moneth, vntill it come out at your nostrels, and bee lothesome vnto you, because ye haue [Note: [m] Or, cast him off, because ye refused Manna which he appoynted as most meete for you. ] contemned the Lorde, which is [Note: [n] Who leadeth & gouerneth you. ] among you, and haue wept before him, saying, Why came we hither out of Egypt?

21 And Moses saide, Six hundreth thousande footemen are there of the people, [Note: [o] Of whom I haue the charge. ] among whom I am: and thou saiest, I will giue them flesh, that they may eate a moneth long.

22 Shall the sheepe and the beeues be slaine for them, to finde them? either shall all the fish of the sea be gathered together for them to suffice them?

23 And the Lorde saide vnto Moses, Is [Note: Isai.50.2. & 59.1. ] the Lordes hand shortened? thou shalt see now whether my word shal come to passe vnto thee, or no.

24 So Moses went out, and told the people the wordes of the Lorde, and gathered seuentie men of the Elders of the people, and set them round about the Tabernacle.

25 Then the Lord came downe in a cloude, and spake vnto him, and [Note: Or, separated, as verse 17. ] tooke of the Spirit that was vpon him, and put it vpon the seuentie Ancient men: & when the Spirit rested vpon them, then they prophecied, and did not [Note: [p] From that day the spirit of prophesie did not faile them. ] cease.

26 But there remained two of the men in the hoste: the name of the one was Eldad, and the name of the other Medad, and the Spirit rested vpon them, (for they were of them yt were written, and went not out vnto the Tabernacle) and they prophecied in the hoste.

27 Then there ranne a yong man, and tolde Moses, and saide, Eldad and Medad doe prophesie

[Miriam stricken with leprosie.]



in the hoste.

28 And Ioshua the sonne of Nun the seruant of Moses one of his [Note: [q] Or, a yong man whom he had chosen from his youth. ] yong men answered & said, My lord Moses, [Note: [r] Such blinde zeale was in the Apostles, Mar.9. 38. luke 9.49. ] forbid them.

29 But Moses saide vnto him, Enuiest thou for my sake? yea, would God that all the Lordes people were Prophets, and that the Lord woulde put his Spirit vpon them.

30 And Moses returned into the hoste, he and the Elders of Israel.

31 Then there went foorth a winde from the Lorde, and [Note: Exo.16.14. psal.78.26,27. ] brought quailes from the Sea, and let them fall vpon the campe, a dayes iourney on this side, and a dayes iourney on the other side, round about the hoste, and they were about two cubites aboue the earth.

32 Then the people arose, al that day, and all the night, and all the next day, and gathered the quailes: he that gathered the least, gathered ten [Note: [s] Of Homer, reade Leuit.27.16. also it signifieth an heape, as Exod 8.14. iudg.15.16. ] Homers full, and they spred them abroade for their vse round about the hoste.

33 While the flesh was yet betweene their teeth, before it was chewed, euen the wrath of the Lorde was kindled against the people, and the Lorde [Note: Psal.78.31. ] smote the people with an exceeding great plague.

34 So the name of the place was called, [Note: Or, graues of lust. ] Kibroth-hattaauah: for there they buried the people that fell a lusting.

35 From Kibroth-hattaauah ye people tooke their iourney to Hazeroth, & abode at Hazeroth.


CHAP. XII.


1 Aaron and Miriam grudge against Moses. 10 Miriam is stricken with leprosie, and healed at the praier of Moses.

1 Afterward Miriam and Aaron [Note: Or, murmured. ] spake against Moses, because of the woman of Ethiopia whome hee had maried (for hee had married [Note: [a] Zipporah Moses wife was a Midianite, and because Midian bordered on Ethiopia, it is sometime in the Scripture comprehended vnder this name. ] a woman of Ethiopia)

2 And they saide, What? hath the Lorde spoken but onely by Moses? hath he not spoken also by vs? and the Lord heard this.

3 (But Moses was a verie [Note: Ecclus.45.4. ] [Note: [b] And so bare with their grudgings, although he knewe them. ] meeke man, aboue all the men that were vpon the earth)

4 And by and by the Lorde sayd vnto Moses, and vnto Aaron, and vnto Miriam, come out yee three vnto the Tabernacle of the Congregation: and they three came forth.

5 Then the Lorde came downe in the pillar of the cloude, and stoode in the doore of the Tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam, & they both came forth.

6 And hee saide, Heare nowe my wordes, If there be a Prophet of the Lord among you, I will be knowen to him by a [Note: [c] These were the two ordinarie meanes. ] vision, and will speake vnto him by dreame.

7 My seruant Moses is not so, who is faithfull in [Note: [d] In all Israel which was his Church. ] all mine house.

8 Vnto him will I speake [Note: Exod.33.11. ] mouth to mouth, and by vision, and not in darke wordes, but hee [Note: [e] So farre as any man was able to comprehend, which he calleth his backe partes, Exod.33.23. ] shall see the similitude of the Lorde. Wherefore then were ye not afraid to speake against my seruant, euen against Moses?

9 Thus the Lorde was very angrie with them, and departed.

10 Also the cloude departed from the [Note: [f] From the doore of the Tabernacle. ] Tabernacle: and beholde, Miriam was leprous like snowe: and Aaron looked vpon Miriam, and beholde, she was leprous.

11 Then Aaron saide vnto Moses, Alas, my Lord, I beseech thee, lay not the sinne vpon vs,

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which we haue foolishly committed and wherein we haue sinned.
12 Let her not, I pray thee, be as one [Note: [g] As a childe that commeth out of his mothers bellie dead, hauing as it were but the skinne. ] dead, of whome the flesh is halfe consumed, when he commeth out of his mothers wombe.

13 Then Moses cryed vnto the Lord, saying, O God, I beseech thee, heale her nowe.

14 And the Lord said vnto Moses, If her father had [Note: [h] In his displeasure. ] spit in her face, shoulde she not haue bene ashamed seuen dayes? let her be [Note: Leuit.13.46. ] shut out of the hoste seuen dayes, and after she shall bee receiued.

15 So Miriam was shut out of the hoste seuen dayes, and the people remooued not, till Miriam was brought in againe.



CHAP. XIII.


4 Certaine men are sent to search the lande of Canaan. 24 They bring of the fruite of the lande. 31 Caleb comforteth the people against the discouraging of the other spies.

1 Then afterwarde the people remooued from Hazeroth, and pitched in the wildernesse of [Note: [a] That is, in Rithma, which was in Paran, Chap.33.18. ] Paran.

2 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

3 [Note: [b] After the people had required it of Moses, as it is in Deut 1.22. then the Lorde spake to Moses so to do. ] Sende thou men out to search the lande of Canaan which I giue vnto the children of Israel: of euery tribe of their fathers shall ye sende a man, such as are all rulers among them.

4 Then Moses sent them out of the wildernesse of Paran at the commandement of the Lorde: all those men were [Note: Or, rulers. ] heades of the children of Israel.

5 Also their names are these: of the tribe of Reuben, Shammua the sonne of Zaccur:

6 Of the tribe of Simeon, Shaphat the sonne of Hori:

7 Of the tribe of Iudah, Caleb the sonne of Iephunneh:

8 Of the tribe of Issachar, Igal the sonne of Ioseph:

9 Of the tribe of Ephraim, [Note: Or, Ioshua. ] Oshea the sone of Nun:

10 Of the tribe of Beniamin, Palti the sonne of Raphu:

11 Of the tribe of Zebulun, Gaddiel the sone of Sodi:

12 Of the tribe of Ioseph, to wit, of the tribe of Manasseh, Gaddi the sonne of Susi:

13 Of the tribe of Dan, Ammiel the sonne of Gemalli:

14 Of the tribe of Asher, Sethur the sonne of Michael:

15 Of the tribe of Naphtali, Nahbi the sonne of Vophsi:

16 Of the tribe of Gad, Geuel the sonne of Machi.

17 These are the names of the [Note: [c] Which in nomber were twelue, according to the twelue tribes. ] men, which Moses sent to spie out the lande: and Moses called ye name of Oshea the sonne of Nun, Iehoshua.

18 So Moses sent them to spie out the lande of Canaan, & said vnto them, Go vp this way toward the South, and go vp into [Note: Or, high countrey. ] the moutaines,

19 And consider the land what it is, and the people that dwel therein, whether they be strong or weake, either fewe or many,

20 Also what the lande is that they dwell in, whether it be [Note: [d] Plentifull or barren. ] good or bad: and what cities they be, that they dwell in, whether they dwell in tents, or in walled townes:

21 And what the land is: whether it be fat or leane, whether there be trees therein, or not.

[They returne. Murmuring.]



And be of good courage, and bring of the fruite of the lande (for then was the time of the first ripe grapes)

22 So they went vp, and searched out the lande, from the wildernesse of [Note: [e] Which was in the wildernes of Paran. ] Zin vnto Rehob, to go to Hamath,

23 And they ascended toward the South, and came vnto Hebron, where were Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai, the sonnes of [Note: [f] Which were a kinde of gyants. ] Anak. And [Note: [g] Declaring the antiquitie thereof: also Abraham, Sara, Izhak and Iaakob were buried there. ] Hebron was built seuen yeere before Zoan in Egypt.

24 [Note: Deut.1.24. ] Then they came to the riuer of Eshcol, and cut downe thence a branch with one cluster of grapes, and they bare it vpon a barre betwene two, and brought of the pomegranates and of the figges.

25 That place was called the [Note: Or, the valley of Eshcol, that is, of grapes. ] riuer Eshcol, because of the cluster of grapes, which the children of Israel cut downe thence.

26 Then after fourtie dayes, they turned againe from searching of the land.

27 And they went and came to Moses and to Aaron and vnto al the Congregation of the children of Israel, in the wildernesse of [Note: [h] Called also Kadesh berna. ] Paran, to Kadesh, and brought to the, and to all the Congregation tydings, and shewed them the fruite of the lande.

28 And they tolde [Note: [i] That is, Moses. ] him, and saide, We came vnto the land whither thou hast sent vs, and surely it floweth with [Note: Exod.33.3. ] milke and honie: and here is of the fruite of it.

29 Neuerthelesse the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled and exceeding great: and moreouer, we sawe the [Note: [k] Ahiman, Sheshai, and Tahnai, whome Caleb slew afterwarde, Iosh.11.21,22. ] sonnes of Anak there.

30 The Amalekites dwell in the South countrey, and the Hittites, and the Iebusites, & the Amorites dwell in the mountaines, & the Canaanites dwell by the sea, & by the coast of Iorden.

31 Then Caleb stilled the people [Note: Or, murmuring against Moses. ] before Moses, & saide, Let vs go vp at once, and possesse it: for vndoubtedly we shall ouercome it.

32 But the men, that went vp with him, saide, we be not able to goe vp against the people: for they are stronger then we.

33 So they brought vp an euill report of the land which they had searched for the children of Israel, saying, The lande which we haue gone through to search it out, is a land that [Note: [l] The gyants were so cruel that they spoyled and killed one another, and those that came to them. ] eateth vp the inhabitants thereof: for all the people that we sawe in it, are men of great stature.

34 For there we sawe gyants, the sonnes of Anak, which come of the gyants, so that we seemed in our sight like grashoppers: and so wee were in their sight.


CHAP. XIIII.


2 The people murmure against Moses. 10 They would haue stoned Caleb and Ioshua. 13 Moses pacifieth God by his prayer. 45 The people that woulde enter into the lande, contrary to Gods will, are slaine.

1 Then all ye Congregation lifted vp their voice, & cryed: and [Note: [a] Such as were afraide at the report of the ten spyes. ] the people wept that night,

2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron: and the whole assemblie said vnto them, Would God we had died in the land of Egypt, or in this wildernesse: would God we were dead.

3 Wherefore nowe hath the Lorde brought vs into this lande to fall vpon the sworde? our wiues, and our children shall be [Note: [b] To our enemies the Canaanites. ] a pray: were it not better for vs to returne into Egypt?
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[The prayer of Moses for the people:]




4 And they said one to another, Let vs make a Captaine and returne into Egypt.

5 Then Moses and Aaron [Note: [c] Lamenting the people and praying for them. ] fell on their faces before all the assemblie of the Congregation of the children of Israel.

6 [Note: Ecclus.46 9. 1.mac.2 56. ] And Ioshua the sonne of Nun, and Caleb the sonne of Iephunneh two of them that searched the lande, [Note: [d] For sorrowe, hearing their blasphemie. ] rent their clothes,

7 And spake vnto all the assemblie of the childre of Israel, saying, The land which we walked through to search it, is a very good lande.

8 If the Lorde loue vs, he will bring vs into this land, and giue it vs, which is a land that floweth with milke and honie.

9 But rebell not ye against the Lord, neither feare ye the people of the land: for they are but [Note: [e] We shall easely ouercome them. ] bread for vs: their shielde is departed from the, and the Lorde is with vs, feare them not.

10 And all the multitude saide, [Note: [f] This is the condition of them that would perswade in Gods cause, to be persecuted of the multitude. ] Stone them with stones: but the glory of the Lord appeared in the Tabernacle of the Congregation, before all the children of Israel.

11 And the Lord said vnto Moses, How long will this people prouoke me, and howe long will it be, yer they beleeue me, for al the signes which I haue shewed among them?

12 I will smite them with the pestilence and destroy them, and will make thee a greater nation and mightier then they.

13 But Moses saide vnto the Lorde, [Note: Exod.32.12. ] When the Egyptians shall heare it, (for thou broughtest this people by thy power from among them)

14 Then they shall say to the inhabitants of this land, (for they haue heard that thou, Lorde, art among this people, and that thou, Lorde, art seene [Note: Ebr. eye to eye. ] face to face, and that thy cloude standeth ouer them, and that thou [Note: Exod.13.21. ] goest before them by day time in a pillar of a cloude, and in a pillar of fire by night)

15 That thou wilt kill this people as [Note: [g] So that none shall escape. ] one man: so the heathen which haue heard the fame of thee, shall thus say,

16 Because the Lord was not [Note: Deut.9.28. ] able to bring this people into the lande, which he sware vnto them, therefore hath he slaine them in the wildernesse.

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

18 The Lord is [Note: Exod.34.6. psal. 103.8. ] slowe to anger, and of great mercie, and [Note: Psal.103.3. ] forgiuing iniquitie, and sinne, but not making the wicked innocent, and [Note: Exod.20.5. and 34.7. ] visiting the wickednes of the fathers vpon the children, in the thirde and fourth generation:

19 Be mercifull, I beseech thee, vnto the iniquitie of this people, according to thy great mercie, and as thou hast forgiuen this people from Egypt, euen vntill nowe.

20 And the Lord said, I haue forgiuen [Note: [h] In that he destroyed not them vtterly, but left their posteritie and certaine to enter. ] it, according to thy request.

21 Notwithstanding, as I liue, all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord.

22 For all those men which haue seene my glory, and my miracles which I did in Egypt, and in the wildernes, and haue tempted me this [Note: [i] That is, sundry times and often. ] ten times, and haue not obeyed my voyce,

23 Certainely they shall not see the lande, whereof I sware vnto their fathers: neither shall any that prouoke me, see it.

24 But my seruant [Note: Iosh.14.6. ] Caleb, because he had

[The prayer of Moses for the people: Their infidelitie threatned.]



another [Note: [k] A meeke and obedient spirit and not rebellious. ] spirite, and hath followed me stil, euen him will I bring into the lande, whither he went, and his seede shall inherite it.

25 Nowe the Amalekites and the Canaanites [Note: [l] And lye in wayte for you. ] remaine in the valley: wherefore turne backe to morowe, and get you into the [Note: [m] For I will not defende you. ] wildernesse, by the way of the red Sea.

26 After, the Lorde spake vnto Moses and to Aaron, saying,

27 [Note: Psal.106.26. ] How long shall I suffer this wicked multitude to murmure against me? I haue heard the murmurings of the children of Israel, which they murmure against me.

28 Tell them, As [Note: Chap.26.65. and 32.10. ] I liue (saith the Lorde) I wil surely do vnto you, euen as ye haue spoken in mine eares.

29 Your carkeises shall fall in this wildernes, and all you that were [Note: Deut.1.35. ] counted through all your nombers, from twentie yeere olde and aboue, which haue murmured against me,

30 Ye shall not doubtles come into the land, for the which I [Note: Gen.14.22. ] lifted vp mine hande, to make you dwell therein, saue Caleb the sonne of Iephunneh, and Ioshua the sonne of Nun.

31 But your children, (which ye said shoulde be a pray) them will I bring in, and they shall knowe the lande which ye haue refused:

32 But euen your carkeises shall fall in this wildernes,

33 And your children shall [Note: [n] The worde signifieth to be shepherdes, or to wander like shepherdes to and fro. ] wander in the wildernesse, fourtie yeeres, and shall beare your [Note: [o] Your infidelitie and disobedience against God. ] whoredomes, vntill your carkeises be wasted in the wildernesse.

34 After the nuber of the dayes, in the which ye searched out the lande, euen fourtie dayes, [Note: Ezek.4.6. ] euery day for a yeere, shall ye beare your iniquity, for [Note: Psal.95.10. ] fourtie yeeres, & ye [Note: [p] Whether my promes be true or no. ] shall feele my breach of promise.

35 I the Lord haue said, Certainely I will doe so to all this wicked company, that are gathered together against me: for in this wildernesse they shall be consumed, and there they shall die.

36 And the men which Moses had sent to search the land (which, when they came againe, made all the people to murmure against him, and brought vp a slander vpon the lande)

37 Euen those men that did bring vp that vile slander vpon the land, [Note: 1.Cor.10.10. hebr.3.10,17. iude.5. ] shall die by a plague before the Lorde.

38 But Ioshua the sonne of Nun, and Caleb the sonne of Iephunneh, of those men that went to search the land, shall liue.

39 Then Moses tolde these sayings vnto all the children of Israel, and the people sorowed greatly.

40 [Note: Deut.1.41. ] And they rose vp earely in the morning, and gate them vp into the toppe of the mountaine, saying, Loe, we be readie, to goe vp to the place which the Lorde hath promised: for wee haue [Note: [q] They confesse they sinned by rebelling against God, but consider not they offended in going vp without Gods commandement. ] sinned.

41 But Moses said, Wherefore transgresse yee thus the commandement of the Lorde? it will not so come well to passe.

42 Goe not vp (for the Lorde is not among you) lest ye be ouerthrowe before your enemies.

43 For the Amalekites & the Canaanites are there before you, and ye shall fall by the sworde: for in as much as ye are turned away from the Lord, the Lord also will not be with you.

44 Yet they presumed [Note: [r] They coulde not be stayed by any meanes. ] obstinately to goe vp

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[Offrings.]



to the top of the mountaine: but the Arke of the couenant of the Lorde, and Moses departed not out of the campe.
45 Then the Amalekites and the Canaanites, which dwelt in that mountaine, came downe & smote them, [Note: Deut.1.44. ] & consumed them vnto Hormah.



CHAP. XV.


2 The offrings which the Israelites shoulde offer when they came into the land of Canaan. 32 The punishment of him that brake the Sabbath.

1 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 Speake vnto the children of Israel, and say vnto them, [Note: Leuit.23.10. ] Whe ye be come into the [Note: [a] Into the land of Canaan. ] land of your habitations, which I giue vnto you,

3 And will make an offring by fire vnto the Lorde, a burnt offring or a sacrifice [Note: Leuit.22.21. ] [Note: Or, separate. ] to fulfil a vowe, or a free offring, or in your feastes, to make a [Note: Exod.29.18. ] sweete sauour vnto the Lord of the hearde, or of the flocke.

4 Then [Note: Leuit.2.1. ] let him that offreth his offring vnto the Lorde, bring a meate offring of a tenth deale of fine flowre, mingled with the fourth part of an [Note: [b] Reade Exod. 29.40. ] Hin of oyle.

5 Also thou shalt prepare ye fourth part of an Hin of wine to be powred on a lambe, appointed for the burnt offring or any offring.

6 And for a ram, thou shalt for a meat offring, prepare two tenth deales of fine floure, mingled with the third part of an Hin of oyle.

7 And for a [Note: [c] The liquour was so called, because it was powred on the thing that was offred. ] drinke ofring, thou shalt offer the third part of an Hin of wine, for a sweete sauour vnto the Lord.

8 And when thou preparest a bullocke for a burnt offring, or for a sacrifice to fulfill a vowe or a peace offring to the Lord,

9 Then let him offer with ye bullocke a meate offring of [Note: Or, three Omers. ] three tenth deales of fine floure, mingled with halfe an Hin of oyle.

10 And thou shalt bring for a drinke offring halfe an Hin of wine, for an offring made by fire of a sweete sauour vnto the Lord.

11 Thus shall it be done for a bullocke, or for a ram, or for a lambe, or for a kid.

12 According to the nomber [Note: [d] Euery sacrifice of beastes must haue their meat offring and drinke offring, according to this proportion. ] that yee prepare to offer, so shall yee doe to euery one according to their nomber.

13 All that are borne of the countrey, shall do these things thus, to offer an offring made by fire of sweete sauour vnto the Lord.

14 And if a stranger soiourne wt you, or whosoeuer bee among you in your generations, and will make an offring by fire of a sweete sauour vnto the Lord, as ye do, so hee shall doe.

15 [Note: Exod.12.49. chap.9.14. ] One ordinace shalbe both for you of the Congregation, & also for the stranger that dwelleth with you, euen an ordinance for euer in your generations: as you are, so shall the stranger bee before the Lord.

16 One Lawe and one maner shall serue both for you and for the stranger that soiourneth with you.

17 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

18 Speake vnto the children of Israel, and say vnto them, When ye be come into the lande, to the which I bring you,

19 And when ye shal eate of the bread of the land, ye shall offer an heaue offring vnto ye Lord.

20 Ye shall offer vp a cake of the first of your [Note: [e] Which is made of the first corne ye gather. ] dowe for an heaue offring: [Note: Leuit.23.14. ] as the heaue offring of the barne, so ye shall lift it vp.

[The Sabbath broken.]




21 Of the first of your dowe ye shal giue vnto the Lord an heaue offring in your generations.

22 And if ye [Note: [f] As by ouersight or ignorance, read Leuit.4.2,13. ] haue erred, and not obserued all these commandements, which the Lord hath spoken vnto Moses,

23 Euen all that the Lorde hath commanded you by the hand of Moses, from the first day that the Lord commanded Moses, and hence forward among your generations:

24 And if so be that ought be committed ignorantly of the [Note: [g] Some reade, from the eies of the Congregation: that is, which is hid from the Congregation. ] Congregation, then all ye Congregatio shal giue a bullocke for a burnt offring, for a sweete sauour vnto the Lord, with the meat offring and drinke offring thereto, according to the [Note: Leuit.4.1. ] maner, and an hee goate for a sinne offring.

25 And the Priest shall make an atonement for al the Congregation of the children of Israel, and it shalbe forgiuen them: for it is ignorance: and they shall bring their offring for an offring made by fire vnto the Lord, and their sinne offering before the Lord for their ignorance.

26 Then it shalbe forgiuen all the Congregation of the children of Israel, & the stranger that dwelleth among them: for all the people were in ignorance.

27 [Note: Leuit.4.27. ] But if any one person sinne through ignorance, then he shall bring a shee goate of a yeere olde for a sinne offring.

28 And the Priest shall make an atonement for the ignorant person, when hee sinneth by ignorance before the Lord, to make reconciliation for him: and it shalbe forgiuen him.

29 He that is borne among the children of Israel, and the stranger that dwelleth among them, shall haue both one lawe, who so doth sinne by ignorance.

30 But the person that doeth ought [Note: Ebr. with an hie hand: that is, in contempt of God. ] presumptuously, whether he be borne in the land, or a stranger, the same blasphemeth the Lord: therefore that person shalbe cut off from among his people,

31 Because he hath despised the worde of the Lord, and hath broken his commandement: that person shalbe vtterly cut off: his [Note: [h] He shall susteine the punishment of his sinne. ] iniquitie shalbe vpon him.

32 And while the children of Israel were in the wildernesse, they found a man that gathered stickes vpon the Sabbath day.

33 And they that found him gathering sticks, brought him vnto Moses and to Aaron, and vnto all the Congregation,

34 And they put him [Note: Leuit.24.12. ] warde: for it was not declared what should be done vnto him.

35 Then the Lord said vnto Moses, This man shall dye the death: & let al the multitude stone him with stones without the hoste.

36 And all the Congregation brought him without the hoste, and stoned him with stones, and he died, as the Lord had commanded Moses.

37 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

38 Speake vnto the children of Israel, and bid them that they [Note: Deut.22.12. mat.23 5. ] make them fringes vpon the borders of their garments throughout their generations, and put vpon the fringes of the borders a ryband of blewe silke.

39 And ye shall haue the fringes, that when ye looke vpon them, ye may remember all the commandemets of the Lord, & do them: & that ye seeke not after your own heart, nor after your owne eyes, after the which ye go a [Note: [i] By leauing Gods commandements and folowing your owne fantasies. ] whoring;
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40 That yee may remember and doe all my commandements, and bee holy vnto your God.

41 I am the Lord your God, which brought you out of the lande of Egypt, to bee your God: I am the Lord your God.


CHAP. XVI.


1 The rebellion of Korah, Dathan and Abiram. 31 Korah and his companie perisheth. 41 The people the next day murmure. 49. 14700. are slaine for murmuring.

1 Nowe [Note: Chap.27.3. ecclus.45.18. iude 11. ] Korah the sonne of Izhar, the sonne of Kohath, the sonne of Leui [Note: Or, tooke other with him. ] went apart with Dathan, and Abiram the sonnes of Eliab, & On the sonne of Peleth, the sonnes of Reuben:

2 And they rose vp [Note: Or, before Moses. ] against Moses, with certaine of the children of Israel, two hundreth and fiftie captaines of the assemblie, [Note: Chap.26.9. ] famous in the Congregation, and men of renoume,

3 Who gathered themselues together against Moses, and against Aaron, and sayde vnto them, [Note: [a] Or let it suffice you: meaning to haue abused them thus long. ] Ye take too much vpon you, seeing all the Congregation is holie, [Note: [b] All are alike holie: therefore none ought to be preferred aboue other: thus the wicked reason against Gods ordinance. ] euery one of them, and the Lord is among them: wherfore then lift ye your selues aboue the Congregation of the Lorde?

4 But when Moses heard it, hee fell vpon his face,

5 And spake to Korah and vnto all his companie, saying, To morow the Lord will shew who is his, and who is holy, and who ought to approche neere vnto him: and whom he hath [Note: [c] To be the Priest and to offer. ] chosen, hee will cause to come neere to him.

6 This doe therefore, Take you censers, both Korah, and all his companie,

7 And put fire therein, and put incense in the before the Lord to morowe: and the man whome the Lord doeth chuse, the same shalbe holie: [Note: [d] He layeth the same to their charge iustly, wherewith they wrongfully charged him. ] ye take too much vpon you, ye sonnes of Leui.

8 Againe Moses saide vnto Korah, Heare, I pray you, ye sonnes of Leui.

9 Seemeth it a smal thing vnto you that the God of Israel hath separated you from the multitude of Israel, to take you neere to himselfe, to doe the seruice of the Tabernacle of the Lord, & to stand before the Congregation and to minister vnto them?

10 He hath also taken thee to [Note: [e] To serue in the Congregation, as in the verse before. ] him, and all thy brethren the sonnes of Leui with thee, and seeke ye the office of the Priest also?

11 For which cause, thou, and all thy companie are gathered together against the Lord: and what is Aaron, that ye murmure against him?

12 And Moses sent to call Dathan, & Abiram the sonnes of Eliab: who answered, We will not come vp.

13 Is it a small thing that thou hast brought vs out [Note: [f] Thus they spake contemptuously, preferring Egypt to Canaan. ] of a lande that floweth with milke and honie, to kill vs in the wildernesse, except thou make thy selfe lord and ruler ouer vs also?

14 Also thou hast not brought vs vnto a land that floweth with milke and honie, neither giuen vs inheritance of fieldes and vineyardes: wilt thou [Note: [g] Wilt thou make them, that searched the land, beleeue that they sawe not that which they sawe? ] put out the eyes of these men? we will not come vp.

15 Then Moses waxed verie angry, and saide vnto the Lord, [Note: Gene.4.4,5. ] Looke not vnto their offring: I haue not taken so much as an asse from them, neither haue I hurt any of them.

16 And Moses said vnto Korah, Bee thou and al thy companie [Note: [h] At the dore of the Tabernacle. ] before the Lord: both thou, they, and Aaron to morowe:

17 And take euery man his censor, and put incense

[The rebellion of Korah, Dathan and Abiram: They perish.]



in them, and bring ye euery man his censor before the Lord, two hundreth and fiftie censors: thou also and Aaron, euery one his censor.

18 So they tooke euery man his censor, and put fire in them, and laide incense thereon, and stoode in the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation with Moses and Aaron.

19 And Korah gathered all the [Note: [i] All that were of their faction. ] multitude against them vnto the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation: then the glorie of the Lorde appeared vnto all the Congregation.

20 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses and to Aaron, saying,

21 Separate your selues from among this Cogregation, that I may consume them at once.

22 And they fell vpon their faces and saide, O God the God of the spirits, [Note: Or, of euerie creature. ] of all fleshe, hath not one man onely sinned, and wilt thou bee wroth with all the Congregation?

23 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, saying,

24 Speake vnto the Congregation & say, Get you away from about the Tabernacle of Korah, Dathan and Abiram.

25 Then Moses rose vp, and went vnto Dathan and Abiram, and the Elders of Israel followed him.

26 And he spake vnto the Congregation, saying, Depart, I pray you, from the tentes of these wicked men, and touche nothing of theirs, lest ye perish [Note: [k] With them that haue committed so manie sinnes. ] in all their sinnes.

27 So they gate them away from the Tabernacle of Korah, Dathan and Abiram on euerie side: and Dathan, and Abiram came out & stood in the doore of their tentes with their wiues, and their sonnes, and their little children.

28 And Moses saide, Hereby yee shall knowe that the Lord hath sent me to do all these works: for I haue not done them of mine owne [Note: [l] I haue not forged them of mine owne braine. ] minde.

29 If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men, the Lord hath not sent me.

30 But if the Lord make [Note: [m] Or, shewe a strange sight. ] a newe thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallowe them vp with all that they haue, and they goe downe quicke into [Note: Or, hel. ] [Note: [n] Or, deepe and darke places of the earth. ] ye pit, then ye shal vnderstand that these men haue prouoked the Lord.

31 And assoone as he had made an ende of speaking all these wordes, euen the ground claue asunder that was vnder them,

32 And the earth [Note: Chap.27.3. deut.11.6. psal.106.17. ] opened her mouth, and swallowed them vp, with their families, and all the men that were wt Korah, and all their goods.

33 So they and all that they had, went down aliue into the pit, and the earth couered them: so they perished from among the Congregation.

34 And all Israel that were about them, fled at the crie of them: for they said, Let vs flee, least the earth swalow vs vp.

35 But there came out a fire from the Lorde, and consumed the two hundreth and fiftie men that offred the incense.

36 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

37 Speake vnto Eleazar, the sonne of Aaron the Priest, that he take vp the censers out of the burning, and scatter the fire beyond the altar: for they are halowed,

38 The censers, I say, of these sinners, that destroyed [Note: [o] Which were the occasion of their owne death. ] themselues: and let them make of them broade plates for a couering of the Altar: for they offered them before the Lorde, therefore they

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shalbe holy, and they shall be [Note: [p] Of Gods iudgements against rebelles. ] a signe vnto the children of Israel.
39 Then Eleazar the Priest tooke the brasen censers, which they, that were burnt, had offred, and made broade plates of them for a couering of the Altar.

40 It is a remembrance vnto the children of Israel, that no stranger which is not of the seede of Aaron, come neere to offer incense before the Lord, that he be not like [Note: [q] Who presumed aboue his vocatio. ] Korah & his copanie, as the Lord said to him by the hand of Moses.

41 But on the morowe all the multitude of the children of Israel murmured against Moses & against Aaron, saying, Ye haue killed the people of the Lord.

42 And when the Congregation was gathered against Moses and against Aaron, then they [Note: Or, fled: to wit, Moses & Aaron. ] turned their faces toward the Tabernacle of the Congregation: and beholde, the cloude couered it, and the glory of the Lord appeared.

43 Then Moses and Aaron were come before the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

44 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

45 Get you vp from among this Congregation: for I wil consume them quickly: then they fell vpon their faces.

46 And Moses said vnto Aaron, Take the censer and put fire therein of the [Note: [r] For it was not lawful to take any other fire, but of the Altar of burnt offring, Leui.10.1. ] Altar, and put therein incense, and goe quickly vnto the Congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is wrath gone out fro the Lord: the plague is begunne.

47 Then Aaron tooke as Moses commanded him, and ranne into the middes of the Congregation, and beholde, the [Note: [s] God had begun to punish the people. ] plague was begun among the people, and hee put in incense, and made an atonement for the people.

48 And when hee stoode betweene the dead, and them that were aliue, the [Note: [t] God drew backe his hand & ceased to punish them. ] plague was stayed.

49 So they died of this plague fourtene thousande and seuen hundreth, beside them that dyed in the conspiracie of Korah.

50 And Aaro went againe vnto Moses before the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and the plague was stayed.



CHAP. XVII.


2 The twelue roddes of the twelue princes of the tribes of Israel. 8 Aarons rod buddeth, and beareth blossoms, 10 For a testimonie against the rebellious people.

1 And the Lord spake vnto [Note: [a] While he was in the doore of the Tabernacle. ] Moses, saying,

2 Speake vnto the children of Israel, and take of euery one of them a rod, after the house of their fathers, of all their princes according to the familie of their fathers, euen twelue rods: and thou shalt write euery mans name vpon his rod.

3 And write Aarons name vpon the rod of Leui: for euery rodde shalbe for the head of the house of their fathers.

4 And thou shalt put them in the Tabernacle of the Congregation, before the Arke of the Testimonie, [Note: Exod.25.22. ] where I wil declare my selfe to you.

5 And the mans rod, whome I [Note: [b] To be the chiefe Priest. ] chuse, shall blossome: and I will make cease from mee the grudgings of the children of Israel, which grudge against you.

6 Then Moses spake vnto the children of Israel, and al their princes gaue him a rod, one rod for euery Prince, according to the houses of their fathers, euen twelue rods, and the rod [Note: [c] Though Iosephs tribe was deuided into two in the distribution of the land, yet here it is but one, and Leui maketh a tribe. ] of Aaron

[Aarons rod buddeth.]



was among their roddes.

7 And Moses layde the rods before the Lord in the Tabernacle of the Testimonie.

8 And when Moses on the morow went into the Tabernacle of the Testimonie, beholde, the rod of Aaron [Note: [d] To declare that God did chuse the house of Leui to serue him in the Tabernacle. ] for the house of Leui was budded, and brought forth buddes, & brought forth blossoms, and bare ripe almondes.

9 Then Moses brought out all the rods from before the Lorde vnto all the children of Israel: and they looked vpon them, & tooke euery man his rodde.

10 After, the Lord said vnto Moses, [Note: Hebr.9.4. ] Bring Aarons rod againe before the Testimonie to bee kept for a token to the rebellious children, and thou shalt cause their [Note: [e] Grudging that Aaron should be hie Priest. ] murmurings to cease from me, that they dye not.

11 So Moses did as the Lord had commanded him: so did he.

12 And the children of Israel spake vnto Moses, saying, Behold, [Note: [f] The Chalde text describeth thus their murmuring: We dye by the sworde: the earth swaloweth vs vp, ye pestilence doeth consume vs. ] we are dead, we perish, we are all lost:

13 Whosoeuer commeth neere, or approcheth to the Tabernacle of the Lorde, shal dye: shal we be consumed and dye?


CHAP. XVIII.


1. 7 The office of Aaron and his sonnes, 2 With the Leuites. 8 The Priests part of the offerings. 20 God is their portion. 26 The Leuites haue the tythes, and offer the tenthes thereof to the Lord.

1 And the Lord sayd vnto Aaron, Thou, and thy sonnes and thy fathers house with thee, shall beare [Note: [a] If you trespasse in any thing concerning the ceremonies of the Sanctuarie, or your office, you shalbe punished. ] the iniquitie of the Sanctuarie: both thou and thy sonnes with thee shal beare the iniquitie of your Priestes office.

2 And bring also with thee thy brethren of the tribe of Leui of ye familie of thy father, which shalbe ioyned with thee, and minister vnto thee: but thou, and thy sonnes with thee shall minister before the Tabernacle of the Testimonie:

3 And they shal [Note: [b] That is, the things, which are comitted to thee: or, which thou doest enioyne them. ] keepe thy charge, euen the charge of all the Tabernacle: but they shall not come neere the instruments of the Sanctuary, nor to the altar, lest they die, both they and you:

4 And they shalbe ioyned with thee, & keepe the charge of the Tabernacle of the Congregation for all the seruice of the Tabernacle: and no [Note: [c] Which was not of the tribe of Leui. ] stranger shal come neere vnto you:

5 Therefore shall ye keepe the charge of the Sanctuarie, and the charge of the altar: so there shall fall no more wrath vpon the children of Israel.

6 For lo, I haue [Note: Chap.3.45. ] taken your brethren the Leuites from among the children of Israel, which as a gift of yours, are giuen vnto the Lord, to do the seruice of the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

7 But thou, and thy sonnes with thee shall keepe your Priestes office for all things of the altar, and within the vaile: therefore shal ye serue: for I haue made your Priestes office [Note: Or, a gift. ] an office of seruice: therefore the stranger that cometh neere, shalbe slayne.

8 Againe the Lord spake vnto Aaron, Behold, I haue giuen thee the keeping of mine [Note: [d] As the first fruit, first borne, and the tenthes. ] offrings, of all the hallowed things of the children of Israel: vnto thee I haue giuen them for the anoyntings sake, and to thy sonnes, for a perpetuall ordinance.

9 This shalbe thine of the most holy things, reserued from the [Note: [e] That which was not burned, should be the Priests. ] fire: all their offering of all [Page]

[The Priests and Leuites portion & tithes.]



their meate offring, and of all their sinne offring, and of all their trespasse offring, which they bring vnto me, that shalbe most holy vnto thee, and to thy sonnes.

10 In the most [Note: [f] That is, in the Sanctuarie, betweene the court and the Holiest of all. ] holy place shalt thou eate it: euery male shal eate of it: it is holy vnto thee.

11 This also shalbe thine: the heaue offering of their gift, with all the shake offerings of the children of Israel: I haue giuen them vnto thee and to thy sonnes and to thy [Note: [g] Reade Leuit. 10.14. ] daughters with thee, to be a duetie for euer al the cleane in thine house shal eate of it.

12 All the [Note: [h] That is, the chiefest, or the best ] fat of the oyle, and all the fat of the wine, and of the wheate, which they shal offer vnto the Lord for their first fruites, I haue giuen them vnto thee.

13 And the first ripe of al that is in their land, which they shal bring vnto Lord, shalbe thine: all the cleane in thine house shal eate of it.

14 [Note: Leuit.27.28. ] Euery thing separate from the common vse in Israel, shalbe thine.

15 All that first openeth the [Note: Exod.13.2. and 22.29. leuit.27.26. chap.3.13. ] matrice of any flesh, which they shal offer vnto the Lord, of man or beast, shalbe thine: but the first borne of man shalt thou redeeme, and the first borne of the vncleane beast shalt thou redeeme.

16 And those that are to bee redeemed, shalt thou redeeme from the age of a moneth, according to thy estimation, for the money of fiue shekels, after the shekel of the Sanctuarie, [Note: Exo.30.13. leuit. 27.25. chap.3.47. ezek.45.12. ] which is twentie gerahs.

17 But the first borne of a kowe, or the first borne of a sheepe, or the first borne of a goate shalt thou not [Note: [i] Because they are appoynted for sacrifice. ] redeeme: for they are holy: thou shalt sprinkle their blood at the altar, and thou shalt burne their fat: it is a sacrifice made by fire for a sweete sauour vnto the Lord.

18 And the flesh of them shalbe thine, [Note: Exod.25.26. leuit.7.30. ] as the shake breast, and as the right shoulder shalbe thine.

19 All the heaue offrings of the holy things which the children of Israel shal offer vnto the Lorde, haue I giuen thee, and thy sonnes, and thy daughters with thee, to be a duetie for euer: it is a perpetual couenant [Note: [k] That is, sure, stable and incorruptible. ] of salt before the Lord, to thee, and to thy seede with thee.

20 And the Lorde sayde vnto Aaron, Thou shalt haue none inheritance in their [Note: [l] Of Canaan. ] lande, neyther shalt thou haue any parte among them: [Note: Deu.10.9. & 18.2. iosh.13.14,33. eze 44 28. ] I am thy part & thine inheritance among the children of Israel.

21 For beholde, I haue giuen the children of Leui all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their seruice which they serue in the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

22 Neyther shal the children of Israel any more [Note: [m] To serue therein: for the Leuites are put in their place. ] come neere the Tabernacle of the Congregation, lest they susteine sinne, and die.

23 But the Leuites shal do the seruice in the Tabernacle of the Congregation, and they shal beare [Note: [n] If they faile in their office, they shalbe punished. ] their sinne: it is a law for euer in your generations, that among the children of Israel they possesse none inheritance.

24 For the tythes of the children of Israel, which they shal offer as an offring vnto the Lord, I haue giuen the Leuites for an inheritance: therfore I haue said vnto them, Among the children of Israel ye shal possesse none inheritance.

25 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

26 Speake also vnto the Leuites and say vnto

[The sacrifice of the red kowe.]



them, When ye shal take of the children of Israel the tithes, which I haue giuen you of them for your inheritance, then shal ye take an heaue offring of that same for the Lorde, euen the tenth part of the tithe.

27 And your heaue offering shalbe reckened vnto you, as the [Note: [o] As acceptable as the fruit of your owne ground or vineyard. ] corne of the barne, or as the abundance of the wine presse.

28 So ye shal also offer an heaue offring vnto the Lorde of all your tithes, which ye shal receiue of the children of Israel, and ye shal giue thereof the Lords heaue offring to Aaron the Priest.

29 Ye shal offer of all your [Note: [p] Which ye haue receiued of the children of Israel. ] gifts al the Lords heaue offrings: of all the [Note: [q] Reade ver.12. ] fat of the same shall ye offer the holy things thereof.

30 Therefore thou shalt say vnto them, When ye haue offred the fat thereof, then it shalbe couted vnto the Leuites, as the encrease of the corne floore, or as the encrease of the wine presse.

31 And ye shal eate it in al [Note: [r] As is in ye 11.verse ] places, ye, & your housholdes: for it is your wages for your seruice in the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

32 And ye shal [Note: [s] Ye shal not be punished therfore. ] beare no sinne by the reason of it, when ye haue offred the fatte of it: neither shal ye pollute the holy [Note: [t] The offrings which ye Israelites haue offred to God ] things of the children of Israel, lest ye die.


CHAP. XIX.


2 The sacrifice of the redde kowe. 9 The sprinkling water. 11 He that toucheth the dead. 14 The man that dyeth in a tent.

1 And the Lorde spake to Moses, and to Aaron, saying,

2 [Note: [a] According to this lawe & ceremonie, ye shal sacrifice ye red kow. ] This is the ordinance of the lawe, which the Lorde hath commanded, saying, Speake vnto the children of Israel that they bring thee a red kowe without blemish, wherein is no spot, vpon the which neuer came yoke.

3 And ye shal giue her vnto Eleazar ye Priest, that hee may bring her [Note: Heb.13.11. ] without the hoste, and cause her to [Note: [b] By another Priest. ] be slaine before his face.

4 Then shall Eleazar the Priest take of her blood with his [Note: Hebr.9.13. ] finger, and sprinkle it before the Tabernacle of the Congregation seuen times,

5 And cause the kow to be burnt in his sight: with her [Note: Exod.29.14. leuit.4.11,12. ] skinne, and her flesh, and her blood, & her doung shal he burne her.

6 Then shal the Priest take cedar wood, and hyssope & skarlet lace, and cast them in the mids of the fire where the kow burneth.

7 Then shal the [Note: [c] Meaning Eleazar. ] Priest wash his clothes, and he shal wash his flesh in water, and then come into the hoste, and the Priest shalbe vncleane vnto the euen.

8 Also he that [Note: [d] The inferior Priest who killed her & burned her. ] burneth her, shall wash his clothes in water, and wash his flesh in water, and be vncleane vntill euen.

9 And a man, that is cleane, shal take vp the ashes of the kow, & put them without the hoste in a cleane place: and it shalbe kept for the Congregation of the children of Israel for [Note: [e] Or the water of separation, because that they that were separate for their vncleannesse, were sprinkled therewith & made cleane. Chap.8.7. It is also called holy water, because it was ordeined to an holy vse, Chap 5.17. ] a sprinkling water: it is a sinne offring.

10 Therefore he that gathereth the ashes of the kowe, shal wash his clothes, and remaine vncleane vntil euen: and it shalbe vnto the children of Israel, and vnto the stranger that dwelleth among them, a statute for euer.

11 Hee that toucheth the dead body of any man, shalbe vncleane euen seuen dayes.

12 Hee shall purifie himselfe [Note: [f] With the sprinkling water. ] therewith the

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third day, and the seuenth day he shall be cleane: but if he purifie not himselfe the thirde day, then the seuenth day he shall not be cleane.
13 Whosoeuer toucheth ye corps of any man that is dead, and purgeth not himselfe, defileth the Tabernacle of the Lord, and that person shall be [Note: [g] So yt shoulde not bee esteemed to be of the holy people, but as a polluted and excommunicate person. ] cut off from Israel, because the sprinkling water was not sprinkled vpon him: he shall be vncleane, and his vncleannesse shall remaine still vpon him.

14 This is the law, Whe a man dieth in a tent, all that come into the tent, and all that is in the tent, shalbe vncleane seuen dayes,

15 And all the vessels that bee open, which haue no [Note: Ebr. a couering of cloth. ] couering fastened vpon them, shall be vncleane.

16 Also whosoeuer toucheth one that is slaine with a sworde in the fielde, or a dead person, or a bone of a dead man, or a graue, shall be vncleane seuen dayes.

17 Therfore for an vncleane person they shall take of the burnt ashes of the [Note: [h] Of the red kow burnt for sinne. ] sinne offring, and [Note: [i] Water of the fountaine or riuer. ] pure water shalbe put thereto in a vessel.

18 And a [Note: [k] One of ye priests which is cleane. ] cleane person shal take hyssope & dip it in the water, and sprinkle it vpon the tent, and vpon all the vessels, and on the persons that were therein, and vpon him that touched ye bone, or the slayne, or the dead, or the graue.

19 And the cleane person shall sprinkle vpon the vncleane the third day, and the seuenth day, and hee shall purifie him selfe the seuenth day, and [Note: [l] Because he had bene among them that were vncleane: or els had touched the water, as vers.21. ] wash his clothes, and wash himself in water, and shalbe cleane at euen.

20 But the man that is vncleane and purifieth not himselfe, that person shalbe cut off fro among the Congregation, because hee hath defiled the Sanctuarie of the Lorde: and the sprinkling water hath not bene sprinkled vpon him: therefore shall he be vncleane.

21 And it shalbe a perpetual lawe vnto them, that he that sprinkleth the sprinkling water, shall wash his clothes: also hee that toucheth the sprinkling water, shalbe vncleane vntill euen.

22 And whatsoeuer the vncleane person toucheth, shall be vncleane: and the person that toucheth [Note: [m] That is, vncleane. ] him, shalbe vncleane vntill the euen.



CHAP. XX.


1 Miriam dyeth. 2 The people murmure. 8 They haue water out of the rocke. 14 Edom denyeth the Israelites passage. 25. 28 The death of Aaron, in whose roume Eleazar succeedeth.

1 Then the children of Israel came with ye whole Congregation to the desert of Zin in the first [Note: [a] This was fourty yeeres after their departure from Egypt. ] moneth, and the people abode at Cadesh: where [Note: [b] Moses and Aarons sister. ] Miriam died, and was buried there.

2 But there was no water for the Congregation, and they [Note: [c] Another rebellion was in Raphidim, Exod.17. and this was in Kadesh. ] assembled them selues against Moses and against Aaron.

3 And the people chode with Moses, & spake, saying, Would God we had perished, [Note: Chap.11.33. ] when our brethren died before the Lord.

4 [Note: Exod.17.2. ] Why haue ye thus brought the Congregation of the Lorde vnto his wildernesse, that both we, and our cattell should die there?

5 Wherefore nowe haue yee made vs to come vp from Egypt, to bring vs into this miserable place, which is no place of seede, nor figges, nor vines, nor pomegranates? neither is there any water to drinke.

6 Then Moses and Aaron went from the assemblie vnto the doore of the Tabernacle of the

[Water out of the rocke.]



Congregation, and fell vpon their faces: and the glory of the Lord appeared vnto them.

7 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

8 Take the [Note: [d] Wherewith thou diddest miracles in Egypt, and diddest deuide the Sea. ] rod, and gather thou & thy brother Aaron the Congregation together, & speake yee vnto the rocke before their eyes, and it shall giue foorth his water, and thou shalt bring them water out of the rocke: so thou shalt giue the Congregation, and their beastes drinke.

9 Then Moses tooke the rod from before the Lord, as he had commanded him.

10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the Congregation together before the rocke, and Moses sayd vnto them, Heare nowe, ye rebels: [Note: [e] The punishment which followed here of, declared that Moses & Aaron beleeued not the Lordes promes, as appeareth vers.12. ] shall we bring you water out of this rocke?

11 Then Moses lift vp his hande, and with his rod he smote the rocke twise, and the water came out aboundantly: so the Congregation, and their beastes dranke.

12 Againe the Lorde spake vnto Moses, and to Aaron, Because ye beleeued me not, to [Note: [f] That the childre of Israel shoulde beleeue and acknowledge my power, and so honour me: ] sanctifie mee in the presence of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this Congregation into the land which I haue giuen them.

13 This is the water of [Note: [g] Or, strife, and contention, Chap. 27.14. ] Meribah, because the children of Israel stroue with the Lorde, and hee [Note: [h] By shewing himselfe almightie and maintaining his glory. ] was sanctified in them.

14 Then Moses sent messengers from Kadesh vnto the king of [Note: [i] Because Iaakob or Israel was Esaus brother, who was called Edom. ] Edom, saying, Thus sayth thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all the trauaile that we haue had,

15 How our fathers went downe into Egypt, and we dwelt in Egypt a long time, where the Egyptians handled vs euill and our fathers.

16 But when we cried vnto the Lord, he heard our voyce, and sent an Angel, and hath brought vs out of Egypt, and beholde, wee are in the citie Kadesh, in thine vtmost border.

17 I pray thee that we may passe through thy countrey: we will not goe through the fieldes nor the vineyardes, neither will we drinke of the water of the welles: we will goe by the [Note: Or, his way. ] kings way, and neither turne vnto the right hand nor to the left, vntill we be past thy borders.

18 And Edom answered him, [Note: Or, come not. ] Thou shalt not passe by mee, least I come out against thee with the sword.

19 Then the children of Israel said vnto him, We will goe vp by the hie way: and if I and my cattell drinke of thy water, I will then pay for it: I will onely (without any harme) goe through on my feete.

20 Hee answered againe, Thou shalt not goe through. The [Note: Or, the Edomites. ] Edom came out against him with much people, and with a mightie power.

21 Thus Edom denyed to giue Israel passage through his countrey: wherefore Israel [Note: [k] To passe by another way. ] turned away from him.

22 And when the children of Israel with al the Congregation departed from [Note: Chap.33.37. ] Kadesh, they came vnto the mount Hor.

23 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses and to Aaron in the mount Hor neere the coast of the land of Edom, saying,

24 Aaron shall be [Note: [l] Reade Gen.25.8. ] gathered vnto his people: for hee shall not enter into the lande, which I haue giuen vnto the children of Israel, because ye [Note: Or, rebelled. ] disobeyed my commaundement at the water of [Note: Or, strife. ] Meribah.

25 Take [Note: Chap.33.38. deut. 32.50. ] Aaron and Eleazar his sonne, and [Page]

[Aaron dyeth. Fierie serpents.]



bring them vp into the mount Hor,

26 And cause Aaron to put off his garmentes and put them vpon Eleazar his sonne: for Aaron shall be gathered to his fathers, and shall die there.

27 And Moses did as the Lord had commanded: and they went vp into the mount Hor, in the sight of all the Congregation.

28 And Moses put off Aarons clothes, & put them vpon Eleazar his sonne: [Note: Deut.10.6. and 32.50. ] so Aaron dyed there in the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came downe from off the mount.

29 When al the Congregation sawe that Aaron was dead, al the house of Israel [Note: Or, mourned. ] wept for Aaron thirtie dayes.


CHAP. XXI.


3 Israel vanquisheth king Arad. 6 The fierie serpentes are sent for the rebellion of the people. 24. 33 Sihon and Og are ouercome in battell.

1 When [Note: Chap.33.40. ] King Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt toward the South, heard tel yt Israel came by the [Note: [a] By that way which their spies, that searched the dangers, founde to be most safe. ] way of the spies, then fought hee against Israel, and tooke of them prysoners.

2 So Israel vowed a vowe vnto the Lord, and said, If thou wilt deliuer and giue this people into mine hand, then I wil vtterly destroy their cities.

3 And the Lord heard the voyce of Israel, and deliuered them the Canaanites: and they vtterly destroied them and their cities, and called ye name of the place [Note: Or, destruction. ] [Note: Iudg.1.17. ] Hormah.

4 After, they departed from the mount Hor by the way of the red Sea, to [Note: [b] For they were forbidden to destroy it, Deut.2.5. ] compasse the land of Edom: and the people were sore grieued because of the way.

5 And the people spake against God and against Moses, saying, Wherefore haue ye brought vs out of Egypt, to die in the wildernesse? for here is neither bread nor water, & our soule [Note: Chap.11.6. ] lotheth this light [Note: [c] Meaning Manna, which they thought did not nourish. ] bread.

6 [Note: Wisd.16.1,5. 1.cor.10.9. ] Wherefore the Lorde sent [Note: [d] For they that were stung therewith, were so inflamed with the heate thereof, that they died. ] fierie serpents among ye people, which stung the people: so that many of the people of Israel died.

7 Therefore the people came to Moses & said, We haue sinned: for wee haue spoken against the Lord, and against thee: pray to the Lorde, that he take away the serpents from vs: and Moses prayed for the people.

8 And the Lord said vnto Moses, Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it vp [Note: Or, vpon a pole. ] for a signe, that as many as are bitten, may looke vpon it, and liue.

9 [Note: 2.King.18.4. iohn 3.14. ] So Moses made a serpent of brasse, and set it vp for a signe: and when a serpent had bitten a man, then he looked to the serpent of brasse, and [Note: Or, recouered. ] liued.

10 [Note: Chap.33 43. ] And ye children of Israel departed thence, and pitched in Oboth.

11 And they departed from Oboth, & pitched [Note: Or, in the heapes of Abarim, or, hilles. ] in lie-abarim, in the wildernesse, which is before Moab on the Eastside.

12 They remoued thence, and pitched vpon the riuer of Zared.

13 Thence they departed, & pitched on the other side of Arnon, which is in the wildernesse, and commeth out of the coasts of the Amorites: (for Arnon is the border of Moab, betweene the Moabites and the Amorites)

14 Wherefore it shall be spoken in the booke of [Note: [e] Which seemeth to be the booke of the Iudges, or as some thinke, a booke which is lost. ] the battels of the Lorde, [Note: Or, (Howe God destroyed) Vaheb (the citie) with a whirlewinde, and the valleis of Arnon. ] what thing he did in the red sea, and in the riuers of Arnon,

15 And at the streame of the riuers yt goeth

[Sihon, and Og are ouercome.]



downe to the dwelling of Ar, and lieth vpon the border of Moab.

16 And from thence they turned to Beer: the same is the well where the Lord said vnto Moses, Assemble the people, and I wil giue them water.

17 Then Israel sang this song, [Note: Or, spring. ] Rise vp wel, [Note: [f] Ye that receiue the commoditie thereof, giue praise for it. ] sing ye vnto it.

18 The princes digged this well, the captaines of the people digged it, euen the [Note: [g] Moses and Aaron heads of the people onely smote the rocke with the rod or staffe, which gaue water as well that were deepe digged. ] lawe giuer, with their staues. And from the wildernesse they came to Mattanah,

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

20 And from Bamoth in the valley, that is in the plaine of Moab, to the top of Pisgah that looketh toward Ieshimon.

21 Then Israel sent messengers vnto Sihon, King of the Amorites, saying,

22 [Note: Deut.2.26. iudg. 11.19. ] Let me goe through thy land: we wil not turne aside into the fieldes, nor into the vineyardes, neither drinke of the waters of ye welles: we will goe by the kings way, vntill we be past thy countrey.

23 [Note: Deut.29.7. ] But Sihon gaue Israel no licence to passe through his countrey, but Sihon assembled all his people, and went out against Israel into the wildernesse: and he came to Iahoz, and fought against Israel.

24 [Note: Iosh.12.2. psal. 135.11 amos 29. ] But Israel smote him with the edge of the sword, and conquered his land, from Arnon vnto [Note: [h] The riuer. ] Iabok, euen vnto ye children of Ammon: for the border of the children of Ammon was [Note: [i] For the people were tall & strong like gyants, Deut. 2.20. ] strong.

25 And Israel tooke al these cities, & dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites in Heshbon and in all the [Note: Ebr. daughters. ] villages thereof.

26 For [Note: [k] For if it had byn the Moabites, the Israelites might not haue possessed it, Deut. 2.9. ] Heshbon was the citie of Sihon the king of the Amorites, which had fought beforetime against the king of the Moabites, & had taken al his land out of his hand, euen vnto Arnon.

27 Wherefore they that speake in prouerbes, say, Come to Heshbon, let the citie of Sihon bee built and repaired:

28 For [Note: [l] Meaning, warre. ] a fire is gone out of Heshbon, and a flame from the citie of Sihon, and hath consumed Ar of the Moabites, and the lords of Bamoth in Arnon.

29 Wo be to thee, Moab: O people of [Note: [m] Chemosh was the idole of the Moabites, 1.king. 11.33. who was not able to defend his worshippers, which tooke the idole for their father. ] Chemosh, thou art vndone: he hath suffered his sonnes to be pursued, and his daughters to be in captiuitie to Sihon the king of the Amorites.

30 Their [Note: Ebr. light. ] empire also is lost from Heshbon vnto Dibon, and wee haue destroyed them vnto Nophah, which reacheth vnto Medeba.

31 Thus Israel dwelt in the lande of the Amorites.

32 And Moses sent to searche out Iaazer, and they tooke the townes belonging thereto, and rooted out the Amorites that were there.

33 [Note: Deut.3.1. and 29.7. ] And they turned and went vp toward Bashan: and Og the King of Bashan came out against them, hee, and all his people, to fight at Edrei.

34 Then the Lord said vnto Moses, Feare him not: for I haue deliuered him into thine hand and all his people, and his land: [Note: Psalm.135.11. ] and thou shalt do to him as thou diddest vnto Sihon the king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.

35 They smote him therefore, and his sonnes, and all his people, vntill there was none left him: so they conquered his land.


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[Balak. Balaam.]





CHAP. XXII.


5 King Balak sendeth for Balaam to curse the Israelites. 12 The Lord forbiddeth him to goe. 22 The Angell of the Lord meeteth him, and his asse speaketh. 38 Balaam protesteth that he will speake nothing, but that which the Lord putteth in his mouth.

1 After, the children of Israel departed & pitched in the plaine of Moab on the [Note: [a] Being at Iericho, it was beyond Iorden: but where the Israelites were, it was on this side. ] other side of Iorden from Iericho.

2 Now Balak the sonne of Zippor sawe all that Israel had done to the Amorites.

3 And the Moabites were sore afraide of the people, because they were many, and Moab [Note: Or, was vexed. ] fretted against the children of Israel.

4 Therfore Moab said vnto the [Note: [b] Which were the heads and gouernours. ] Elders of Midian, Nowe shall this multitude licke vp all that are round about vs, as an oxe licketh vp ye grasse of the fielde: and Balak the sonne of Zippor was King of the Moabites at that time.

5 [Note: Iosh.24.9. ] Hee sent messengers therefore vnto Balaam the sonne of Beor to Pethor (which is by the [Note: [c] To wit, Euphrates, vpo the which stoode this citie Pethor. ] riuer of the lande of the children of his folke) to call him, saying, Beholde, there is a people come out of Egypt, which couer the face of the earth, and lye ouer against me.

6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, and curse me this people (for they are stronger then I) so it may be that I shall be able to smite them, and to driue them out of the land: for I knowe that hee, whome thou blessest, is blessed, and he whom thou cursest, shall be cursed.

7 And the Elders of Moab, and the Elders of Midian departed, hauing [Note: [d] Thinking to bribe him with gifts to curse the Israelites. ] the reward of the soothsaying in their hande, and they came vnto Balaam, and tolde him the wordes of Balak.

8 Who answered them, Tary here this night, and I will giue you an answere, as the Lorde shall say vnto mee. So [Note: [e] Whome before he called Elders: meaning the gouernours, and after calleth them seruants: that is, subiectes to their king. ] the princes of Moab abode with Balaam.

9 Then God came vnto Balaam, and sayde, What men are these with thee?

10 And Baalam said vnto God, Balak ye sonne of Zippor, king of Moab hath set vnto me, saying,

11 Beholde, there is a people come out of Egypt and couereth the face of the earth: come nowe, curse them for my sake: so it may be that I shalbe able to ouercome them in battell, and to driue them out.

12 And God [Note: [f] He warned him by a dreame, that he should not consent to the kings wicked request. ] said vnto Balaam, Go not thou with them, neither curse the people, for they are blessed.

13 And Balaam rose vp in the morning, and sayde vnto ye princes of Balak, Returne vnto your land: for the Lord hath refused to giue [Note: [g] Els he shewed himselfe willing, couetousnesse had so blinded his heart. ] me leaue to go with you.

14 So the princes of Moab rose vp, and went vnto Balak, & sayd, Balaam hath refused to come with vs.

15 Balak yet sent againe moe princes, and more honourable then they.

16 Who came to Balaam, and sayde to him, Thus saith Balak the sonne of Zippor, [Note: [h] The wicked seeke by al meanes to further their naughty enterprises, though they knowe that God is against them. ] Bee not thou staied, I pray thee, from comming vnto me.

17 For I wil promote thee vnto great honour, and wil do whatsoeuer thou sayest vnto me: come therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people.

18 And Balaam answered, and sayde vnto the seruants of Balak, [Note: Chap.24.13. ] If Balak woulde giue me his house full of siluer and golde, I can not goe beyonde the worde of the Lorde my God, to doe lesse or more.

[The asse speaketh.]




19 But nowe, I pray you, tary here this night, that I may wit, what the Lorde will say vnto mee [Note: [i] Because he tempted God to require him contrary to his commandement, his petition was granted, but it turned to his owne condemnation. ] more.

20 And God came vnto Balaam by night, and sayd vnto him, If the men come to call thee, rise vp, and goe with them: but onely what thing I say vnto thee, that shalt thou doe.

21 So Balaam rose vp early, and sadled his asse, and went with the princes of Moab.

22 And ye wrath of God was kindled, because he [Note: [k] Moued rather with couetousnes, then to obey God. ] went: and the Angel of the Lord stood in the way to be against him, as he rode vpon his asse, & his two seruants were with him.

23 And [Note: 2.Pet.2.16. iude 11 ] when the asse saw the Angel of the Lord stand in the way, and his sworde drawen in his hand, the asse turned out of the way and went into the field, but Balaam smote the asse, to turne her into the way.

24 [Note: [l] The seconde time. ] Againe the Angel of the Lord stood in a path of the vineyardes, hauing a wall on the one side, and a wall on the other.

25 And when the asse sawe the Angel of the Lord, she thrust her selfe vnto the wall, and dasht Balaams foote against the wall: wherefore hee smote her againe.

26 Then the Angel of the Lord went further, & stoode in a narowe place, where was no way to turne, either to the right hand, or to the left.

27 And when the asse sawe the Angell of the Lorde, she [Note: Or, fell. ] lay downe vnder Balaam: therefore Balaam was very wroth, and smote the asse with a staffe.

28 Then the Lorde [Note: [m] Gaue her power to speake. ] opened the mouth of the asse, and she saide vnto Balaam, What haue I done vnto thee, that thou hast smitten me nowe three times?

29 And Balaam saide vnto the asse, Because thou hast mocked me: I woulde there were a sworde in mine hand, for nowe would I kill thee.

30 And the asse saide vnto Balaam, Am not I thine asse, which thou hast ridden vpon [Note: [n] Since thou hast bene my master. ] since thy first time vnto this day? haue I vsed at any time to doe thus vnto thee? Who said, Nay.

31 And the Lord [Note: [o] For whose eyes the Lorde doeth not open, they can neither see his anger nor his loue. ] opened the eyes of Balaam, and he sawe the Angel of the Lord standing in the way with his sword drawen in his hande: then he bowed him selfe, and fell flat on his face.

32 And the Angel of the Lord said vnto him, Wherefore hast thou nowe smitten thine asse three times? beholde, I came out to withstande thee, because thy [Note: [p] Both thy heart is corrupt, and thine enterprise wicked. ] way is not straight before me.

33 But the asse sawe me, and turned fro me now three times: for els, if she had not turned fro me, surely I had euen nowe slaine thee, and saued her aliue.

34 Then Balaam saide vnto the Angel of the Lorde, I haue sinned: for I wist not that thou stoodest in the way [Note: Or, before me, or, to meete me. ] against me: now therefore if it displease thee, I will turne [Note: Ebr, I will returne to me. ] home againe.

35 But the Angel said vnto Balaam, Go with the men: but [Note: [q] Because his heart was euill, his charge was renewed, that he should not pretende ignorance. ] what I say vnto thee, yt shalt thou speake. So Balaam went with ye princes of Balak.

36 And when Balak heard that Balaam came, he went out to meete him vnto a citie of Moab, which is in the [Note: [r] Nere the place where the Israelites camped. ] border of Arnon, euen in the vtmost coast.

37 Then Balak saide vnto Balaam, Did I not sende for thee to call thee? Wherefore camest thou not vnto me? am I not able in deede to promote thee vnto honour?
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[Balaam blesseth the Israelites, and prophecieth.]




38 And Balaam made answere vnto Balak, Lo, I am come vnto thee, and can I nowe say [Note: [s] Of my selfe I can speake nothing: only what God reueileth, that will I vtter, seeme it good or bad. ] any thing at all? the worde that God putteth in my mouth, that shal I speake.

39 So Balaam went with Balak, & they came vnto the citie of [Note: Or, of streetes: or, a populous citie. ] Huzoth.

40 Then Balak offred bullockes, and sheepe, and sent thereof to Balaam, & to the princes that were with him.

41 And on the morowe Balak tooke Balaam, and brought him vp into the hie places of [Note: [t] Where the idole Baal was worshipped. ] Baal, that thence hee might see the vtmost part of the people.


CHAP. XXIII.


1 Balaam causeth seuen Altars to be built. 5 God teacheth him what to answere. 8 In steade of cursing he blesseth Israel. 19 God is not like man.

1 And Balaam sayd vnto Balak, Builde me here seuen altars, and prepare me here seuen bullockes, and seuen rammes.

2 And Balak did as Balaam sayd, and [Note: [a] For among the Gentiles the kings oft times vsed to sacrifice, as did the Priests. ] Balak and Balaam offred on euery altar a bullocke and a ramme.

3 Then Balaam sayde vnto Balak, Stande by the burnt offring, and I will goe, if so be that the Lorde will come and meete me: and whatsoeuer he sheweth me, I will tell thee: so he [Note: Or, went vp hier. ] went forth alone.

4 And God [Note: [b] Appeared vnto him. ] met Balaam, and Balaam sayd vnto him, I haue prepared seuen altars, and haue offred vpon euery altar a bullocke and a ramme.

5 And the Lord [Note: [c] Taught him what to say. ] put an answere in Balaams mouth, and sayde, Go againe to Balak, and say on this wise.

6 So when he returned vnto him, loe, hee stoode by his burnt offering, he, and all the princes of Moab.

7 Then he vttered his [Note: Or, prophecie. ] parable, and sayde, Balak the king of Moab hath brought mee from [Note: Or, Syria. ] Aram out of the mountaines of the East, saying, Come, curse Iaakob for my sake: come, and [Note: [d] Cause that all men may hate and detest them. ] detest Israel.

8 How shal I curse, where God hath not cursed? or howe shall I detest, where the Lorde hath not detested?

9 For from the top of the rocks I did see him, and from the hils I did beholde him: lo, the people shal dwell by themselues, and shal not be reckened among the [Note: [e] But shal haue religion and lawes apart. ] nations.

10 Who can tell the [Note: [f] The infinite multitude, as the dust of the earth. ] dust of Iaakob, and the nomber of the fourth part of Israel? Let me [Note: [g] The feare of Gods iudgements caused him to wish to be ioyned to ye houshold of Abraham: thus the wicked haue their cosciences wounded, when they cosider Gods iudgements. ] die the death of the righteous, and let my last ende be like his.

11 Then Balak saide vnto Balaam, What hast thou done vnto mee? I tooke thee to curse mine enemies, and beholde, thou hast blessed them altogether.

12 And he answered, and said, Must I not take heede to speake that, which the Lord hath put in my mouth?

13 And Balak sayde vnto him, Come, I pray thee, with mee vnto another place, whence thou mayest see them, & thou shalt see but the vtmost part of them, and shalt not see them all: therefore curse them out of that place for my sake.

14 And he brought him into [Note: Or, into the fielde of them that spied: to wit, lest the enemie should approche. ] Sede-sophim to the top of Pisgah, and built seuen altars, and offred a bullocke, and a ramme on euery altar.

15 After, he sayde vnto Balak, Stande here by thy burnt offring, & I wil meete the Lord yonder.

[Balaam blesseth the Israelites, and prophecieth.]




16 And the Lord mette Balaam, and [Note: Chap.22.35. ] put an answere in his mouth, and sayd, Goe againe vnto Balak, and say thus.

17 And when he came to him, beholde, hee stoode by his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him: so Balak sayde vnto him, What hath the Lord sayd?

18 And he vttered his parable, and sayde, Rise vp, Balak, and heare: hearken vnto me, thou sonne of Zippor.

19 [Note: [h] Gods enemies are compelled to confesse that his gouernment is iust, constant, & without change or repentance. ] God is not as man, that he should lie, neither as the sonne of man that he shoulde repent: hath he sayde and shal he not do it? and hath he spoken, and shal he not accomplish it?

20 Behold, I haue receiued commandement to blesse: for he hath blessed, and I cannot alter it.

21 Hee seeth none iniquitie in Iaakob, nor seeth no transgression in Israel: the Lord his God is with him, and the [Note: [i] They triumph as victorious kings ouer their enemies ] ioyfull shoute of a king is among them.

22 God brought them out of Egypt: their strength is as an vnicorne.

23 For there is no sorcerie in Iaakob, nor soothsaying in Israel: [Note: [k] Considering what God shall worke this time for the deliuerance of his people, all the worlde shal wonder. ] according to this time it shalbe sayde of Iaakob and of Israel, What hath God wrought?

24 Behold, the people shal rise vp as a lyon, & lift vp himselfe as a yong lyon: hee shall not lye downe, till he eate of the pray, and till he drinke the blood of the slayne.

25 Then Balak sayde vnto Balaam, Neither curse, nor blesse them at all.

26 But Balaam answered, & saide vnto Balak, Tolde not I thee, saying, All that the Lorde speaketh, that must I do?

27 Againe Balak sayd vnto Balaam, Come, I pray thee, I wil bring thee vnto another [Note: [l] Thus the wicked imagine of God, that, that which he will not graunt in one place, he will do it in another. ] place, if so be it wil please God, that thou mayest thence curse them for my sake.

28 So Balak brought Balaam vnto the top of Peor, that looketh toward Ieshmon.

29 Then Balaam sayde vnto Balak, Make me here seuen altars, and prepare me here seuen bullocks, and seuen rammes.

30 And Balak did as Balaam had sayd, and offred a bullocke and a ram on euery altar.


CHAP. XXIIII.


5 Balaam prophecieth of the great prosperitie that shoulde come vnto Israel: 17 Also of the comming of Christ. 20 The destruction of the Amalekites, and of the Kenites.

1 When Balaam saw that it pleased the Lord to blesse Israel, then he went not, [Note: Chap.23.3,15. ] as certaine times before, to set diuinations, but set his face toward the [Note: [a] Where the Israelites camped. ] wildernesse.

2 And Balaam lift vp his eyes, & looked vpon Israel, which dwelt according to their tribes, and the Spirit of God came vpon him.

3 [Note: Chap.23.7,18. ] And he vttered his parable, and sayd, Balaam the sonne of Beor hath sayde, and the man, whose eyes [Note: [b] His eyes were shut vp before in respect of ye cleare visions which he sawe after: some read, were open. ] were shut vp, hath sayd,

4 He hath sayde, which heard the wordes of God, and sawe the vision of the Almightie, and [Note: [c] Though he lay as in a sleepe, yet the eyes of his minde were open. ] falling in a traunce had his eyes opened:

5 How goodly are thy tentes, O Iaakob, & thine habitations, O Israel!

6 As the valleis, are they stretched forth, as gardes by the riuers side, as the [Note: Or, tentes. ] aloe trees, which the Lorde hath planted, as the cedars beside the waters.

7 The [Note: [d] His prosperitie & posteritie shalbe very great. ] water droppeth out of his bucket, &

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[Balaam blesseth the Israelites, and prophecieth.]



his seede shalbe in many waters, and his king shall be hier then [Note: [e] Which name was common to the Kings of Amalek. ] Agag, and his kingdome shall bee exalted.
8 God brought him out of Egypt: his strength shalbe as an vnicorne: he shal eate the nations his enemies, and bruise their bones, & shoote them through with his arrowes.

9 [Note: Gene.49.9. ] He coucheth and lieth downe as a yong lion, and as a lion: who shall stirre him vp? blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.

10 Then Balak was very angry with Balaam, and [Note: [f] In token of anger. ] smote his handes together: so Balak sayde vnto Balaam, I sent for thee to curse mine enemies, and beholde, thou hast blessed them nowe three times.

11 Therefore nowe flee vnto thy place: I thought surely to promote thee vnto honour, but loe, the [Note: [g] Thus the wicked burden God when they can not compasse their wicked enterprises. ] Lorde hath kept thee backe from honour.

12 Then Balaam answered Balak, Tolde I not also thy messengers, which thou sentest vnto me, saying,

13 If Balak would giue me his house ful of siluer and gold, I can not passe the commandement of the Lorde, to doe either good or bad of mine owne minde? what the Lord shall commaunde, the same will I speake.

14 And nowe behold, I goe vnto my people: come, I will [Note: Ebr. counsell. ] [Note: [h] He gaue also wicked counsel to cause the Israelites to sinne, that therby God might forsake them, Chap. 31.16. ] aduertise thee what this people shall doe to thy folke in the later dayes.

15 And he vttered his parable, and sayd, Balaam the sonne of Beor hath sayde, and the man whose eyes were shut vp, hath sayd,

16 He hath said that heard the words of God, and hath the knowledge of the most High, and sawe the vision of the Almightie, and falling in a traunce had his eyes opened:

17 I shal see him, but not nowe: I shal behold him, but not neere: there shall come a [Note: [i] Meaning, Christ ] starre of Iaakob, and a scepter shal rise of Israel, and shall smite the [Note: [k] That is, the princes. ] coastes of Moab, and destroy all the sonnes of [Note: [l] He shall subdue all that resist: for of Sheth came Noah, and of Noah all the world. ] Sheth.

18 And Edom shalbe possessed, and Seir shall be a possession to their enemies: but Israel shal do valiantly.

19 He also that shall haue dominion shall bee of Iaakob, and shall destroy the remnant of the [Note: [m] Of the Edomites. ] citie.

20 And when he looked on Amalek, he vttered his parable, and sayd, Amalek was the [Note: [n] The Amalekites first made warre against Israel, as Chap.14.45. ] first of the nations: but his latter ende shal come to destruction.

21 And he looked on the [Note: Or, Midianites. ] Kenites, and vttered his parable, and sayde, Strong is thy dwelling place, and [Note: [o] Make thy selfe as strong as thou canst. ] put thy nest in the rocke.

22 Neuerthelesse, [Note: Or, thou Kain shalt. ] the Kenite shalbe spoyled vntill Asshur cary thee away captiue.

23 Againe he vttered his parable, and sayd, Alas, [Note: [p] Some reade, Oh, who shall not perish, when the enemie, that is, Antichrist, shal set himselfe vp as God? ] who shall liue when God doeth this?

24 The ships also shal come from the coastes of [Note: [q] The Grecians and Romanes. ] Chittim, and subdue Asshur, and shall subdue Eber, and [Note: [r] Meaning, Eber, or the Iewes, for rebelling against God. ] he also shall come to destruction.

25 Then Balaam rose vp, and went and returned to his place: and Balak also went his way.



CHAP. XXV.


2 The people committeth fornication with the daughters of Moab. 9 Phinehas killeth Zimri and Cozbi. 11 God maketh his couenant with Phinehas. 17 God commandeth to kill the Midianites.

[The zeale of Phinehas.]




1 Nowe whiles Israel abode in [Note: Chap.33.49. ] Shittim, the people began to commit whoredome with the [Note: [a] With the women. ] daughters of Moab:

2 Which called the people vnto the sacrifice of their gods, and the people ate, & bowed downe to their gods.

3 And Israel [Note: [b] Worshipped the idole of the Moabites, which was in the hill Peor. ] coupled himselfe vnto Baal Peor: wherefore the wrath of the Lord was kindled against Israel:

4 And the Lord sayde vnto Moses, [Note: Deut.4.3. iosh. 22.17. ] Take all the heades of the people, and hang them vp [Note: Or, to the Lord. ] before the Lord [Note: [c] Openly in the sight of all. ] against ye sunne, that the indignation of the Lords wrath may be turned fro Israel.

5 Then Moses sayd vnto the Iudges of Israel, Euery one slay his [Note: [d] Let him see execution done of them that are vnder his charge. ] men that were ioyned vnto Baal Peor.

6 And behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought vnto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the Congregation of the children of Israel, [Note: [e] Repenting that they had offended God. ] who wept before the doore of the Tabernacle of the Congregation.

7 [Note: Psal.106.30. 1 mac.2.54. ] And when Phinehas the sonne of Eleazar the sonne of Aaron the Priest sawe it, hee rose vp from the middes of the Congregation, & tooke a [Note: Or, iaueling. ] speare in his hand,

8 And followed ye man of Israel into the tent, and thrust them both through: to wit, the man of Israel, and the woman, [Note: Or, in her tent. Chald. and Greek. in her secretes. ] through her belly: so the plague ceased from the children of Israel.

9 [Note: 1.Cor.10.8. ] And there died in that plague, foure and twentie thousand.

10 Then the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

11 [Note: Psal.106.30. ] Phinehas the sonne of Eleazar, the sonne of Aaron the Priest, hath turned mine anger away from the children of Israel, while hee [Note: [f] He was zealous to maintaine my glory. ] was zealous for my sake among them: therefore I haue not consumed the children of Israel in my ielousie.

12 Wherefore say to him, Beholde, [Note: Ecclus.45.24. 1.mac.2.54. ] I giue vnto him my couenant of peace,

13 And he shal haue it, and his seede after him, euen the couenant of the priestes office for euer, because he was zealous for his God, & hath made an [Note: [g] He hath pacified Gods wrath. ] atonement for the children of Israel.

14 And the name of the Israelite thus slayne, which was killed with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri the sonne of Salu, prince [Note: Ebr. of the house of the father. ] of the familie of the Simeonites.

15 And the name of the Midianitish woman, yt was slayne, was Cozbi the daughter of Zur, who was head ouer the people of his fathers house in Midian.

16 Againe ye Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

17 [Note: Chap 31.2. ] Vexe the Midianites, and smite them:

18 For they trouble you with their [Note: [h] Causing you to commit both corporall and spiritual fornication by Balaams counsel, Chap.31.16. reue.2.14. ] wiles, wherewith they haue beguiled you as concerning Peor, & as concerning their sister Cozbi ye daughter of a prince of Midian, which was slayne in the day of the plague because of Peor.


CHAP. XXVI.


2 The Lord commandeth to nomber the children of Israel in the plaine of Moab, from twentie yere olde and aboue. 57 The Leuites and their families. 64 None of them, that were nombred in Sinai, go into Canaan saue Caleb and Ioshua.

1 And so after the [Note: [a] Which came for their whoredome and idolatrie. ] plague, the Lord spake vnto Moses, and to Eleazar the sonne of Aaron the Priest, saying,

2 Take the nomber of all the Congregation of the children of Israel [Note: Chap.1.3. ] from twentie yeere [Page]

[The Israelites nombred, according to their tribes.]



olde and aboue throughout their fathers houses, all that go forth to warre in Israel.

3 So Moses and Eleazar the Priest spake vnto them in the plaine of Moab, by Iorden [Note: [b] Where the riuer is neere to Iericho. ] towarde Iericho, saying,

4 From twentie yeere olde and aboue ye shall nomber the people, as the [Note: Chap.1.1. ] Lord had commanded Moses, and the childre of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.

5 [Note: Gen.46.8. exod.6. 14. 1.chro.5.1. ] Reuben the first borne of Israel: the children of [Note: Reuben. ] Reube were: Hanoch, of whom came the familie of the Hanochites, and of Pallu the familie of the Palluites:

6 Of Hesron, the familie of the Hesronites: of Carmi, the familie of the Carmites.

7 These are the families of the Reubenites: & they were in nomber three and fourtie thousand, seuen hundreth and thirtie.

8 And the sonnes of Pallu, Eliab:

9 And the sonnes of Eliab, Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram: this Dathan and Abiram were famous in the Congregation, and [Note: Chap.16.2. ] stroue against Moses and against Aaron in [Note: [c] In that rebellion where of Korah was head. ] the assemblie of Korah, when they stroue against the Lord.

10 And the earth opened her mouth, and swalowed them vp with Korah, when the Congregation died, what time the fire consumed, two hundreth and fiftie men, who were [Note: [d] That is, for an example that other shoulde not murmure and rebel against Gods ministers. ] for a signe.

11 Notwithstanding, all the sonnes of Korah dyed not.

12 And the children of [Note: Simeon. ] Simeon after their families were: Nemuel, of whom came the familie of the Nemuelites: of Iamin, the familie of the Iaminites: of Iachin, the familie of the Iachinites:

13 Of Zerah, the familie of the Zarhites: of Shaul, the familie of the Shaulites.

14 These are the families of the Simeonites: two and twentie thousand and two hundreth.

15 The sonnes of [Note: Gad. ] Gad after their families were: Zephon, of whome came ye familie of the Zephonites: of Haggi, the familie of the Haggites: of Shuni, the familie of the Shunites:

16 Of Ozni, the familie of the Oznites: of Eri, the familie of the Erites:

17 Of Arod, the familie of the Arodites: of Areli, the familie of the Arelites.

18 These are the families of the sonnes of Gad, according to their nombers, fourtie thousand and fiue hundreth.

19 The sonnes of [Note: Iudah. ] Iudah, Er and Onan: but Er and Onan died in the land of [Note: [c] Before Iaakob went into Egypt, Gen.38.3.7,10. and 46.12. ] Canaan.

20 So were the sonnes of Iudah after their families: of Shelah came the familie of ye Shelanites: of Pharez, the familie of the Pharzites, of Zerah, the familie of the Zarhites.

21 And the sonnes of [Note: Gene.46.12. ] Pharez were: of Hesron, the familie of the Hesronites: of Hamul, the familie of the Hamulites.

22 These are the families of Iudah, after their nombers, seuentie and sixe thousande and fiue hundreth.

23 The sonnes of [Note: Issachar. ] Issachar, after their families were: Tola, of whom came the familie of the Tolaites: of Pua, the familie of the Punites:

24 Of Iashub the familie of the Iashubites: of Shimron, the familie of the Shimronites.

25 These are the families of Issachar, after their nombers, threescore and foure thousand & three hundreth.

26 The sonnes of [Note: Zebulun. ] Zebulun, after their families

[The Israelites nombred, according to their tribes.]



were: of Sered, the familie of the Sardites: of Elon, the familie of the Elonites: of Iahleel, the familie of the Iahleelites.

27 These are the families of the Zebulunites, after their nombers, three score thousande & fiue hundreth.

28 The sonnes of Ioseph, after their families were [Note: Manasseh. ] Manasseh and Ephraim.

29 The sonnes of Manasseh were: of [Note: Iosh.17.1. ] Machir, the familie of the Machirites: and Machir begate Gilead: of Gilead came the familie of the Gileadites.

30 These are the sonnes of Gilead: of Iezer, the familie of the Iezerites: of Helek, the familie of the Helekites.

31 Of Asriel, the familie of the Asrielites: of Shechem, the familie of Shichmites.

32 Of Shemida, the familie of the Shemidaites: of Hepher, the familie of the Hepherites.

33 And [Note: Chap.27.1. ] Zelophehad the sonne of Hepher had no sonnes, 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, & the nomber of them, two and fiftie thousand and seuen hundreth.

35 These are the sonnes of [Note: Ephraim. ] Ephraim after their families: of Shuthelah came the familie of the Shuthalhites: of Becher, the familie of the Bachrites: of Tahan, the familie of the Tahanites.

36 And these are the sonnes of Shuthelah: of Eran the familie of the Eranites.

37 These are the families of the sonnes of Ephraim after their nombers, two and thirtie thousand and fiue hundreth. these are the sonnes of Ioseph after their families.

38 These are the sonnes of [Note: Beniamin. ] Beniamin after their families: of Bela came the familie of the Belaites: of Ashbel, the familie of the Ashbelites: of Ahiram, the familie of the Ahiramites:

39 Of Shupham, the familie of the Suphamites: of Hupham, the familie of the Huphamites.

40 And the sonnes of Bela were Ard and Naaman: of Ard came the familie of the Ardites, of Naaman, the familie of the Naamites.

41 These are the sonnes of Beniamin after their families, and their nombers, fiue and fourtie thousand and sixe hundreth.

42 These are the sonnes of [Note: Dan. ] Dan after their families: of Shuham came the familie of the Shuhamites: these are the families of Dan after their housholdes.

43 All the families of the Shuhamites were after their nombers, threescore and foure thousand, and foure hundreth.

44 The sonnes of [Note: Asher. ] Asher after their families were: of Iimnah, the familie of the Iimnites: of Isui, the familie of the Isuites: of Beriah, the familie of the Berijtes.

45 The sonnes of Beriah were, of Heber the familie of the Heberites: of Malchiel, the familie of the Malchielites.

46 And the name of the daughter of Asher was Sarah.

47 These are the families of the sonnes of Asher after their nombers, three and fifty thousand and foure hundreth.

48 The sonnes of [Note: Naphtali. ] Naphtali, after their families

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[The Leuites. Zelophehads daughters.]



were: of Iahzeel, the families of the Iahzeelites: of Guni, the familie of the Gunites.
49 Of Iezer, the familie of the Izrites: of Shillem, the familie of the Shillemites.

50 These are the families of Naphtali according to their housholdes, and their nomber, fiue and fourtie thousande and foure hundreth.

51 These are the [Note: [f] This is the third time that they are nombred. ] nombers of the children of Israel: sixe hundreth and one thousand, seuen hundreth and thirtie.

52 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

53 Vnto these the land shalbe deuided for an inheritance, according to the nomber of [Note: Or, persons. ] names.

54 [Note: Chap. 33.54. ] To many thou shalt giue the more inheritance, and to fewe thou shalt giue lesse inheritance: to euery one according to his nomber shalbe giuen his inheritance.

55 Notwithstanding, the land shalbe [Note: Iosh.11.23. and 14.2. ] deuided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers they shall inherite:

56 According to the lot shall the possession thereof be deuided betweene many and fewe.

57 [Note: Exodus.6. verse.16,17,18,19. ] These also are the nobers of ye Leuites, after their families: of Gershon came ye familie of the Gershonites: of Kohath, ye familie of the Kohathites: of Merari, the familie of the Merarites.

58 These are the families of Leui, the familie of the Libnites: the familie of the Hebronites: the familie of the Mahlites: the familie of the Mushites: the familie of the Korhites: and Kohath begate Amram.

59 And Amrams wife was called [Note: Exod.2.2. and 6.20. ] Iochebed the daughter of Leui, which was borne vnto Leui in Egypt: and she bare vnto Amram Aaron, and Moses, and Miriam their sister.

60 And vnto Aaron were borne Nadab, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.

61 [Note: Leuit.10.2. chap.3.4. 1.chron.24.2. ] And Nadab and Abihu dyed, because they offred strange fire before the Lorde.

62 And their nombers were three and twentie thousand, all males from a moneth old and aboue: for they were not nombred among the children of Israel, because there was none inheritance giuen them among the children of Israel.

63 These are the nombers of Moses and Eleazar the Priest which nombred the children of Israel in the plaine of Moab, neere Iorden, towarde Iericho.

64 And among these there was not a man of them, [Note: [g] Wherein appeareth the great power of God, that so wonderfully increased his people. ] whome Moses and Aaron the Priest nobred, when they tolde the children of Israel in the wildernes of Sinai.

65 For the Lorde said of them, [Note: Chap.14.28,29. 1.cor.10.5,6. ] They shall die in the wildernes: so there was not left a man of them, saue Caleb the sonne of Iephunneh, and Ioshua the sonne of Nun.



CHAP. XXVII.


1 The lawe of the heritage of the daughters of Zelophehad. 12 The lande of promes is shewed vnto Moses. 16 Moses prayeth for a gouernour to the people. 18 Ioshua is appointed in his steade.

1 Then came the daughters of [Note: Chap.26.33. and 36.11. iosh.17.3. ] Zelophehad, the sonne of Hepher, the sonne of Gilead, the sonne of Machir, the sonne of Manasseh, of the familie of Manasseh, the sonne of Ioseph (and the names of his daughters were these, Mahlah, Noah and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah)

2 And stoode before Moses, and before Eleazar the Priest, and before the Princes, and all the assemblie, at the doore of the Tabernacle of

[Zelophehads daughters. Ioshua appointed gouernour.]



the Congregation, saying,

3 Our father [Note: Chap.14.35. and 26.64,65. ] dyed in the wildernes, and he was not among the assemblie of them that were assembled against the Lorde in the companie of Korah, but died in his [Note: [a] According as all men die, forasmuch as they are sinners. ] sinne, and had no sonnes.

4 Wherefore should the name of our father be taken away from among his familie, because he hath no sonne? giue vs a possession among the brethren of our father.

5 Then Moses brought their [Note: [b] That is, their matter to be iudged, to knowe what he should determine, as he did all hard matters. ] cause before the Lorde.

6 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, saying,

7 The daughters of Zelophehad speake right: thou shalt giue them a possession to inherite among their fathers brethren, and shalt turne the inheritance of their father vnto them.

8 Also thou shalt speake vnto the children of Israel, saying, If a man die and haue no sonne, then ye shall turne his inheritaunce vnto his daughter.

9 And if he haue no daughter, ye shall giue his inheritance vnto his brethren.

10 And if he haue no brethren, ye shall giue his inheritance vnto his fathers brethren.

11 And if his father haue no brethren, ye shal giue his inheritance vnto his next kinsman of his familie, and he shall possesse it: and this shall be vnto the children of Israel a law of [Note: [c] Meaning an ordinance to iudge by. ] iudgement, as the Lord hath commanded Moses.

12 Againe the Lord said vnto Moses, [Note: Deut.32.49. ] Go vp into this mount of Abarim, & behold ye lande which I haue giuen vnto the children of Israel.

13 And when thou hast seene it, thou shalt be gathered vnto thy people also, [Note: Chap.20.24. ] as Aaron thy brother was gathered.

14 For ye were [Note: Chap.20.12. ] disobedient vnto my worde in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the assemblie, to sanctifie me in the waters before their eyes. [Note: Exod.17.7. ] That is the water of [Note: Or, strife. ] Meribah in Kadesh in the wildernesse of Zin.

15 Then Moses spake vnto the Lord, saying,

16 Let the Lorde God of the [Note: [d] Who as he hath created, so he gouerneth the hearts of all men. ] spirits of all flesh appoint a man ouer the Congregation,

17 Who may [Note: [e] That is, gouerne them and doe his duetie, as 2.Chron.1.10. ] goe out and in before them, and leade them out and in, that the Congregation of the Lorde be not as sheepe, which haue not a shepheard.

18 And the Lorde said vnto Moses, Take thee Ioshua the sonne of Nun, in whom is the Spirite, and [Note: [f] And so appoint him gouernour. ] put thine handes vpon him,

19 And set him before Eleazar the Priest, and before all the Congregation, and giue him a charge in their sight.

20 And [Note: [g] Commende him to the people as meete for the office and appointed by God. ] giue him of thy glory, that all the Congregation of ye children of Israel may obey.

21 And he shall stande before Eleazar the Priest, who shall aske counsell for him [Note: Exod.28.30. ] by the [Note: [h] According to his office: signifying that the ciuill magistrate could execute nothing but that which he knewe to be the will of God. ] iudgement of Vrim before the Lorde: at his worde they shall goe out, and at his worde they shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him and all the Congregation.

22 So Moses did as the Lord had commanded him, and he tooke Ioshua, and set him before Eleazar the Priest, & before all the Congregation.

23 Then he put his handes vpon him, & gaue him a [Note: [i] Howe he should gouerne him selfe in his office. ] charge, as the Lorde had spoken by the hand of Moses.


CHAP. XXVIII.


4 The daily sacrifice. 9 The sacrifice of the Sabbath, 11 Of the Moneth, 16 Of the Passeouer, 26 Of the first fruites.
[Page]

[Offrings.]




1 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 Command the children of Israel, and say vnto them, Ye shall obserue to offer vnto me in their due season mine offering, and [Note: [a] By bread, he meaneth all maner of sacrifice. ] my bread, for my sacrifices made by fire for a sweete sauour vnto me.

3 Also thou shalt say vnto them, [Note: Exod.29.38. ] This is the offring made by fire which ye shall offer vnto the Lorde, two lambes of a yeere olde without spot, daily, for a continuall burnt offring.

4 One lambe shalt thou prepare in the morning, and the other lambe shalt thou prepare at euen.

5 [Note: Exod.16 36. ] And the tenth part of an Ephah of fine floure for a [Note: Leuit.2.1. ] meate offering mingled with the fourth part of an [Note: Exod.29.40. ] Hin of beaten oyle.

6 This shalbe a daily burnt offering, as was made in the mount Sinai for a sweete sauour: it is a sacrifice made by fire vnto the Lord.

7 And the drinke offring thereof the fourth part of an Hin for one lambe: in the holy place cause to powre the drinke offring vnto the Lord.

8 And the other lambe thou shalt prepare at euen: as the meate offring of the morning, and as the drinke offering thereof shalt thou prepare this [Note: [b] The meate offring and drinke offring of the euening sacrifice. ] for an offring made by fire of sweete sauour vnto the Lorde.

9 But on the Sabbath day ye shall offer two lambes of a yere old, without spot, & two [Note: [c] Of the measure Ephah. ] tenth deales of fine floure for a meate offring mingled with oyle, and the drinke offring thereof.

10 This is ye burnt offring of euery Sabbath, beside the [Note: [d] Which was offred euery day at morning and at euening. ] continuall burnt offring, and drinke offring thereof.

11 And in the beginning of your moneths, ye shall offer a burnt offring vnto the Lorde, two yong bullockes, and a ramme, and seuen lambes of a yeere olde, without spot,

12 And three tenth deales of fine floure for a meat offring mingled wt oyle for one bullocke, and two tenth deales of fine floure for a meate offring, mingled with oyle for one ramme,

13 And a tenth deale of fine floure mingled with oyle for a meate offring vnto one lambe: for a burnt offring of sweete sauour: it is an offring made by fire vnto the Lorde.

14 And their [Note: [e] That is, the wine that shalbe powred vpon the sacrifice. ] drinke offrings shalbe halfe an Hin of wine vnto one bullocke, and the thirde part of an Hin vnto a ram, and ye fourth part of an Hin vnto a labe: this is the burnt offring of euery moneth, throughout the moneths of the yeere.

15 And one hee goat for a sinne offring vnto the Lord shalbe prepared, besides the continuall burnt offring, and his drinke offring.

16 [Note: Exod 12.18. and 23.15. leuit.23.5. ] Also the fourtenth day of the first moneth is the Passeouer of the Lord.

17 And in ye fiftenth day of the same moneth is the feast: seuen dayes shall vnleauened bread be eaten.

18 In the [Note: Leuit.23.7. ] first day shalbe an holy [Note: [f] Or, solemne assemblie. ] conuocation, ye shall do no seruile worke therein.

19 But ye shall offer a sacrifice made by fire for a burnt offring vnto the Lord, two yong bullocks, one ram, and seuen lambes of a yeere olde: see that they be without blemish.

20 And their meate offering shalbe of fine floure mingled with oyle: three tenth deales shall ye prepare for a bullocke, and two tenth deales for a ramme:

21 One tenth deale shalt thou prepare for euery

[Three principall and solemne feasts, with their offrings.]



lambe, euen for the seuen lambes.

22 And an hee goate for a sinne offering, to make an atonement for you.

23 Ye shall prepare these, beside the burnt offering in the morning, which is a continuall burnt sacrifice.

24 After this maner ye shall prepare throughout all the seuen dayes, for the [Note: Ebr. bread. ] mainteining of the offring made by fire for a sweete sauour vnto the Lorde: it shall be done beside the continuall burnt offring and drinke offring thereof.

25 And in ye seuenth day ye shal haue an holy conuocation, wherein ye shal do no seruile work.

26 Also in the day of your first fruits, when ye bring a newe meate offring vnto the Lorde, according to [Note: [g] In counting seuen weekes from the Passeouer to Whitsontide, as Leuit. 23.15. ] your weekes ye shal haue an holy conuocation, & ye shal do no seruile worke in it:

27 But ye shall offer a burnt offering for a sweete sauour vnto the Lord, two yong bullocks, a ramme, and seuen lambes of a yeere olde,

28 And their meat offring of fine floure mingled with oyle, three tenth deales vnto a bullocke, two tenth deales to a ram,

29 And one tenth deale vnto euery lambe throughout the seuen lambes,

30 And an hee goate to make an atonement for you:

31 (Ye shall doe this besides the continuall burnt offring, and his meate offring:) [Note: Ebr. they shalbe to you. ] see they be without blemish, with their drinke offrings.


CHAP. XXIX.


1 Of the three principall feastes of the seuenth moneth: to wit, the feast of trumpets, 7 The feast of reconciliation, 12 And the feast of Tabernacles.

1 Moreouer, in the first day of the [Note: [a] Which conteineth part of September, and part of October. ] seuenth moneth ye shall haue an holy conuocation: ye shall doe no seruile worke therein: [Note: Leuit.23.24. ] it shall be a day of blowing the trumpets vnto you.

2 And ye shall make a burnt offering for a sweete sauour vnto the Lorde: one yong bullocke, one ram, and seuen lambes of a yeere olde, without blemish.

3 And their meat offring shalbe of fine floure mingled with oyle, three tenth deales vnto the bullocke, and two tenth deales vnto the ramme,

4 And one tenth deale vnto one lambe, for the seuen lambes,

5 And an hee goate for a sinne offering to make an atonement for you,

6 Beside the burnt offring of the [Note: [b] Which must be offred in the beginning of euery moneth. ] moneth, & his meat offring, & the cotinual [Note: [c] Which is for morning and euening. ] burnt offring, and his meate offring and the drinke offrings of the same, according to their maner, for a sweete sauour: it is a sacrifice made by fire vnto ye Lord.

7 [Note: Leuit 16.30,31. and 23.27. ] And ye shal haue in ye tenth day of the seuenth moneth, an holy [Note: [d] Which is the feast of reconciliation. ] conuocation: and ye shall [Note: Leuit.16.29. ] humble your soules, and shall not doe any worke therein:

8 But ye shall offer a burnt offring vnto the Lorde for a sweete sauour: one yong bullocke, a ramme, and seuen lambes of a yeere olde: see they be without blemish.

9 And their meate offering shall be of fine floure mingled with oyle, three tenth deales to a bullocke, and two tenth deales to a ramme,

10 One tenth deale vnto euery lambe, thoroughout the seuen lambes,

11 An hee goate for a sinne offring, (beside ye sinne offring to make the atonement & the continual [Note: [e] That is, offred euery morning and euening. ] burnt offring & the meat offring thereof)

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and their drinke offrings.
12 And in the fifteenth day of the seuenth moneth ye shall haue an holie [Note: [f] Meaning the feast of the Tabernacles. ] conuocation: ye shall do no seruile worke therein, but yee shall keepe a feast vnto the Lord seuen daies.

13 And ye shall offer a burnt offring for a sacrifice made by fire of sweete sauour vnto the Lord, thirtene yong bullockes, two rammes, and fourtene lambes of a yeere olde: they shall bee without blemish.

14 And their meate offering shall bee of fine floure mingled with oyle, three tenth deales vnto euery bullocke of the thirteene bullockes, two tenth deales to either of the two rammes,

15 And one tenth deale vnto eche of ye fourteene lambes,

16 And one hee goate for a sinne offring, beside the continuall burnt offring, his meate offring, and his drinke offring.

17 And the [Note: The second day of the feast of Tabernacles. ] second day ye shall offer twelue yong bullockes, two rams, fourteene lambes of a yeere olde without blemish,

18 With their meate offring and their drinke offrings for the bullockes, for the rammes, and for the lambes according to their nomber, after the maner,

19 And an hee goate for a sinne offring, (beside the continuall burnt offering and his meate offring) and their drinke offrings.

20 Also the [Note: The third day. ] third day ye shall offer eleuen bullocks, two rams, and fourteene lambes of a yeere olde without blemish,

21 With their meate offring and their drinke offrings, for the bullockes, for the rams, and for the lambes, after their nomber according to the [Note: [g] According to the ceremonies appointed thereunto. ] maner,

22 And an hee goat for a sinne offring, beside the continuall burnt offring, and his meate offring and his drinke offring.

23 And the [Note: The fourth day. ] fourth day ye shall offer tenne bullocks, two rammes, and fourteene lambes of a yeere olde without blemish.

24 Their meate offring and their drinke offrings, for the bullockes, for the rammes, and for the lambes according to their nomber, after the maner,

25 And an hee goate for a sinne offering beside the continuall burnt offring, his meate offering and his drinke offering.

26 In the [Note: The fifth day. ] fifth day also ye shall offer nine bullockes, two rammes, and fourteene lambes of a yeere olde without blemish,

27 And their meat offering and their drinke offrings for the bullockes, for the rammes, and for the lambes according to their nomber, after the maner,

28 And an hee goat for a sinne offring, beside the continuall burnt offring, and his meat offring and his drinke offering.

29 And in the [Note: The sixth day. ] sixt day ye shall offer eight bullockes, two rams, and fourteene lambes of a yeere olde without blemish,

30 And their meate offring, and their drinke offrings for the bullockes, for the rammes, and for the lambes according to their nomber, after the maner,

31 And an hee goat for a sinne offring, beside the continuall burnt offring, his meate offring and his drinke offrings.

32 In the [Note: The seuenth day. ] seuenth day also ye shall offer seuen

[Three principall and solemne feasts, with their offrings.]



bullocks, two rammes and fourteene lambes of a yeere olde without blemish,

33 And their meate offering and their drinke offrings for the bullockes, for the rammes, and for the lambes according to their nomber, after their maner,

34 And an hee goate for a sinne offring, beside the continuall burnt offring, his meate offering and his drinke offring.

35 In the [Note: The eight day. ] eight day, yee shall haue [Note: Leuit.23.36. ] a solemne assemblie: yee shall doe no seruile worke therein,

36 But yee shall offer a burnt offering, a sacrifice made by fire for a sweete sauour vnto the Lord, one bullocke, one ram, and seuen lambes of a yeere old without blemish,

37 Their meate offring and their drinke offrings for the bullocke, for the ramme, and for the lambes according to their nomber, after the maner,

38 And an hee goat for a sinne offring, beside the continuall burnt offring, & his meate offring, and his drinke offring.

39 These things ye shall do vnto the Lorde in your feastes, beside your [Note: [h] Beside the sacrifices that you shall vow or offer of your owne mindes. ] vowes, and your free offrings, for your burnt offrings, and for your meate offrings, and for your drinke offrings and for your peace offrings.



CHAP. XXX.


3 Concerning vowes. 4 The vow of the maide. 7 Of the wife, 10 Of the widowe, or diuorced.

1 Then Moses spake vnto the children of Israel according to all that the Lorde had commanded [Note: Ebr. Moses. ] him,

2 Moses also spake vnto the heads of ye tribes [Note: [a] Because they myght declare them to the Israelites. ] concerning the children of Israel, saying, This is the thing which the Lord hath commanded,

3 Whosoeuer voweth a vow vnto the Lord, or sweareth an othe to binde him [Note: Ebr. his soule. ] selfe by a bonde, he shall not [Note: Ebr. violate his word. ] breake his promise, but shall do according to al yt proceedeth out of his mouth.

4 If a woman also vow a vow vnto the Lord, and binde her selfe by a bonde, being in her fathers house, in the time of her youth,

5 And her father heare her vowe and bonde, wherewith she hath bound her selfe, and her father hold his [Note: [b] For in so doing, he doth approue her. ] peace concerning her, then all her vowes shall stande, and euery bonde, wherewith she hath bound her selfe, shall stand.

6 But if her [Note: [c] By not approuing or consenting to her vowe. ] father disalow her the same day that he heareth all her vowes and bondes, wherewith she hath bound her selfe, they shall not bee of value, and the Lorde will forgiue her, because her father disalowed her.

7 And if she haue an husband when she voweth or [Note: [d] Either by oth, or solemne promes. ] pronounceth ought with her lips, wherewith she bindeth her selfe,

8 If her husband heard it, & holdeth his peace concerning her, the same day he heareth it, then her vowe shall stande, and her bondes wherewith she bindeth her selfe shall stand in effect.

9 But if her husbande disalow her the same day that hee heareth it, then shall hee make her vowe which shee hath made, and that that shee hath pronounced with her lips, wherewith shee bound her [Note: [e] For she is in subiection of her husband, and can performe nothing without his consent. ] selfe, of none effect: and the Lorde will forgiue her.

10 But euery vowe of a widowe, and of her that is diuorced (wherewith she hath bound her selfe) shall stand in [Note: [f] For they are not vnder the authoritie of ye man. ] effect with her.
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11 And if she vowed in her husbands [Note: [g] Her husband being aliue. ] house, or bound her selfe streightly with an othe,

12 And her husband hath heard it, and helde his peace cocerning her, not disalowing her, then all her vowes shall stand, and euery bond, wherewith she bound her selfe, shall stand in effect.

13 But if her husband disanulled them, the same day that he heard them, nothing that proceeded out of her lippes concerning her vowes or concerning [Note: Ebr. the bondes of her soule. ] her bondes, shall stand in effect: for her husband hath disanulled them: and the Lord will forgiue her.

14 So euery vowe, and euery othe or bonde, made to [Note: [h] To mortifie her selfe by abstinence, or other bodily exercises. ] humble the soule, her husband may stablish it, or her husband may breake it.

15 But if her husband holde his peace concerning her from [Note: [i] And warne her not the same day that he heareth it, as verse.9. ] day to day, then he stablisheth al her vowes and all her bondes which shee hath made: hee hath confirmed them because he held his peace concerning her the same day that hee hearde them.

16 But if he [Note: [k] Not the same day he heard them but some day after, the sinne shall be imputed to him and not to her. ] breake them after that he hath heard them, then shall he beare her iniquitie.

17 These are the ordinances which the Lorde commanded Moses, betweene a man & his wife, and betweene the father and his daughter, being young in her fathers house.


CHAP. XXXI.


8 Fiue Kings of Midian and Balaam are slaine. 18 Onely the maydes are reserued aliue. 27 The pray is equally deuided. 49 A present giuen of Israel.

1 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 [Note: Chap.25.17. ] Reuenge the children of Israel of the Midianites, and afterwarde shalt thou be [Note: Chap.27.13. ] gathered vnto thy people.

3 And Moses spake to the people, saying, Harnesse some of you vnto warre, and let them goe against Midian, to execute the vengeance of the Lord [Note: [a] As he had commaunded, Chap. 25.17. declaring also that the iniury done against his people, is done against him. ] against Midian.

4 A thousande of euery tribe throughout all the tribes of Israel, shall ye sende to the warre.

5 So there were taken out of the thousands of Israel, twelue thousande prepared vnto warre, of euery tribe a thousand.

6 And Moses sent them to the warre, euen a thousand of euery tribe, and sent [Note: [b] For his great zeale that hee bare to the Lord, Chap. 25.13. ] them with Phinehas the sonne of Eleazar the Priest to the warre: and the holy instruments, that is, the trumpets to blow were in his hand.

7 And they warred against Midian, as the Lorde had commaunded Moses, and slue all the males.

8 They slue also the Kings of Midian among them that were slaine: [Note: Iosh.13.21. ] Eui and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur and Reba fiue kings of Midian, and they slue [Note: [c] The false prophet who gaue counsell how to cause the Israelites to offende their God. ] Balaam the sonne of Beor with the sworde:

9 But the children of Israel tooke the women of Midian prisoners, and their children, and spoyled all their cattell, and all their flockes, and all their goods.

10 And they burnt all their cities, wherein they dwelt, and all their [Note: Or, palaces & gorgious buildings. ] villages with fire.

11 And they tooke all the spoyle and all the pray both of men and beastes.

12 And they brought the [Note: [d] As the women and litle children. ] captiues and that which they had taken, and the spoyle vnto Moses and to Eleazar the Priest, and vnto the Congregation of the children of Israel, into ye campe in the playne of Moab, which was by Iorden

[The spoyle of Midian.]



toward Iericho.

13 Then Moses and Eleazar the Priest, and all the princes of the Congregation went out of the campe to meete them.

14 And Moses was angry with the captaines of the hoste, with the captaines ouer thousands, and captaines ouer hundreds, which came from the warre and battel.

15 And Moses sayde vnto them, What? haue ye saued all the [Note: [e] As though he said, Ye ought to haue spared none. ] women?

16 Behold, [Note: Chap.25.2. ] these caused the children of Israel through the [Note: 2.Pet.2.15. ] counsell of Balaam to commit a trespasse against the Lorde, [Note: [f] For worshipping of Peor. ] as concerning Peor, and there came a plague among the Congregation of the Lorde.

17 Now therefore, [Note: Iudg.21.11. ] slay all the males among the [Note: [g] That is, all the men children. ] children, and kill all the women that haue knowen man by carnall copulation.

18 But all the women children that haue not knowen carnall copulation, keepe aliue for your selues.

19 And ye shal remaine without the host seuen dayes, all that haue killed any person, [Note: Chap.19.11. ] and all that haue touched any dead, and purifie both your selues and your prisoners the third day and the seuenth.

20 Also ye shall purifie euery garment and all that is made of skins & al worke of goates heare, and all things made of wood.

21 And Eleazar ye Priest sayd vnto the men of warre, which went to the battel, This is the ordinance [Note: Or, conteined in the lawe. ] of the law which the Lorde [Note: Chap.19.12. ] commanded Moses,

22 As for gold, and siluer, brasse, yron, tynne, and lead:

23 Euen all that may abide the fire, yee shall make it goe through the fire, and it shalbe cleane: yet, it shalbe [Note: [h] The third day, and before it bee molten. ] purified with [Note: Chap.19.9. ] the water of purification: and all that suffereth not the fire, yee shall cause to passe by the [Note: [i] It shalbe washed. ] water.

24 Ye shal wash also your clothes the seuenth day, and ye shalbe cleane: and afterward ye shal come into the Hoste.

25 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

26 Take the summe of the praie that was taken, both of persons and of cattell, thou and Eleazar the Priest, and the chiefe fathers of the Congregation.

27 And deuide the praye [Note: The pray is first deuided equally among all. ] betweene the souldiers that went to the warre, and all the Congregation.

28 And thou shalt take a tribute vnto ye Lord of the [Note: [k] Of the pray that falleth to the souldiers. ] men of warre, which went out to battel: one person of fiue hundreth, both of the persons, and of the beeues, & of the asses, & of the sheepe.

29 Yee shall take it of their halfe and giue it vnto Eleazar the Priest, as an heaue offring of the Lorde.

30 But of the halfe of the children of Israel thou shalt take [Note: [l] The Israelites which had not bene at warre, of euery fiftieth payd one to the Lord: and the souldiers, one of euery fiue hundreth. ] one, taken out of fiftie, both of the persons, of the beeues, of the asses, and of the sheepe, euen of all the cattel: and thou shalt giue them vnto the Leuites, which haue the charge of the Tabernacle of the Lord.

31 And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the Lord had commanded Moses.

32 And the bootie, to wit, the rest of the praie which the men of warre had spoyled, was sixe hundreth seuentie and fiue thousand sheepe,

33 And seuentie and two thousand beeues,


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34 And three score and one thousand asses,

35 And two and thirtie thousande persons in all, of women that had [Note: Ebr. not knowen the bed of man. ] lyen by no man.

36 And the halfe, to wit, the part of them that went out to warre touching the nomber of sheepe, was three hundreth seuen and thirtie thousand, and fiue hundreth.

37 And the [Note: [m] This is the portion that the souldiers gaue to the Lorde. ] Lordes tribute of the sheepe was sixe hundreth and seuentie and fiue:

38 And the beeues were six & thirty thousad, whereof the Lordes tribute was seuentie & two.

39 And the asses were thirtie thousande and fiue hundreth, whereof the Lordes tribute was three score and one:

40 And [Note: [n] Meaning of the maydes, or virgines which had not companied with man. ] of persons sixtene thousand, whereof the Lordes tribute was two and thirtie persons.

41 And Moses gaue the tribute of the Lordes offring vnto Eleazar the Priest, as the Lorde had commanded Moses.

42 And of the [Note: [o] Of that part which was giuen vnto them, in deuiding the spoyle. ] halfe of the children of Israel, which Moses deuided from the men of warre,

43 (For the halfe that perteined vnto the Congregation, was three hundreth thirtie and seuen thousand sheepe and fiue hundreth,

44 And sixe and thirtie thousand beeues,

45 And thirtie thousand asses, & fiue hudreth,

46 And sixteene thousande persons)

47 Moses, I say, tooke of the halfe that perteined vnto the [Note: [p] Which had not bene at warre. ] children of Israel, one taken out of fiftie, both of the persons, and of the cattell, and gaue them vnto the Leuites, which haue the charge of the Tabernacle of the Lorde, as the Lorde had commanded Moses.

48 Then the captaines which were ouer thousandes of the hoste, the captaines ouer the thousandes, and the captaines ouer the hundreds came vnto Moses:

49 And saide to Moses, Thy seruants haue taken the summe of the men of warre which are vnder [Note: Ebr. vnder our hands. ] our authoritie, and there lacketh not one man of vs.

50 [Note: [q] The captaines by this free offring acknowledge the great benefite of God in preseruing his people. ] We haue therefore brought a present vnto the Lorde, what euery man found of iewels of golde, bracelets, and cheines, rings, eare ringes, and ornaments of the legges, to make an atonement for our soules before the Lorde.

51 And Moses and Eleazar the Priest tooke the golde of them, and all wrought iewels,

52 And all the golde of the offring that they offered vp to the Lorde (of the captaines ouer thousands and hundreds) was sixteene thousande seuen hundreth and fiftie shekels,

53 (For the men of warre had spoyled, euery man for him [Note: [r] And gaue no portion to their captaines. ] selfe)

54 And Moses and Eleazar the Priest tooke the golde of the captaines ouer the thousandes, and ouer the hundreds, and brought it into the Tabernacle of the Congregation, for a [Note: [s] That the Lord might remember the children of Israel. ] memoriall of the children of Israel before the Lorde.


CHAP. XXXII.


2 The request of the Reubenites and Gadites, 16 And their promes vnto Moses. 20 Moses graunteth their request. 33 The Gadites, Reubenites, and halfe the tribe of Manaßeh, conquere and builde cities on this side Iorden.

1 Nowe the children of [Note: [a] Reuben came of Leah, and Gad of Zilpah her handmaid. ] Reuben, and the children of Gad had an exceeding great multitude of cattell: and they sawe the lande of Iazer, and the lande of [Note: [b] Which mountaine was so named of the heape of stones that Iaakob made as a signe of the couenant betweene him and Laban, Gene.31.47. ] Gilead, that it was an apt place for cattel.

2 Then the children of Gad, and the childre

[Reuben and Gads request.]



of Reuben came, and spake vnto Moses and to Eleazar the Priest, and vnto the princes of the Congregation, saying,

3 The land of Ataroth, and Dibon, and Iazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Shebam, and Nebo, and Beon,

4 Which countrey the Lorde smote before the Congregation of Israel, is a lande meete for cattell, and thy seruants haue cattell:

5 Wherefore, said they, if we haue foud grace in thy sight, let this lande be giuen vnto thy seruants for a possession, & bring vs not ouer Iorde.

6 And Moses said vnto the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brethren goe to warre, and ye tary heere?

7 Wherefore now [Note: Ebr. breake. ] discourage ye the heart of the children of Israel, to goe ouer into the lande, which the Lorde hath giuen them?

8 Thus did your fathers when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to see the lande.

9 For [Note: Chap.13.24. ] when they went vp euen vnto the [Note: Or, valley. ] riuer of Eshcol, and sawe the land: they discouraged the heart of the childre of Israel, that they woulde not goe into the lande, which the Lorde had giuen them.

10 And the Lordes wrath was kindled the same day, and he did sweare, saying,

11 [Note: Ebr. if any of the men. ] None of the men that came out of Egypt [Note: Chap.14.28,29. ] from twentie yeere olde and aboue, shall see the land for the which I sware vnto Abraha, to Izhak, and to Iaakob, because they haue not [Note: Or, perseuered and continued. ] wholly followed me:

12 Except Caleb the sonne of Iephunneh the Kenesite, and Ioshua the sonne of Nun: for they haue constantly followed the Lorde.

13 And the Lord was very angry with Israel, and made them wander in the wildernesse fourty yeeres, vntill all the generation that had done [Note: [c] Because they murmured, neither would beleeue their report which tolde the trueth, as concerning the lande. ] euill in the sight of the Lorde were consumed.

14 And behold, ye are risen vp in your fathers steade as an encrease of sinfull men, still to augment the fierce wrath of the Lord, toward Israel.

15 For if ye turne away from following him, he will yet againe leaue the people in the wildernesse, and [Note: [d] By your occasion. ] ye shall destroy all this folke.

16 And they went neere to him, and said, We will builde sheepe foldes here for our sheepe, and for our cattell, and cities for our children.

17 But we our selues will be readie armed to go before the children of Israel, vntill we haue brought them vnto their [Note: [e] In the lande of Canaan. ] place: but our childre shall dwell in the defenced cities, because of the inhabitants of the lande.

18 We will not returne vnto our houses, vntil the children of Israel haue inherited, euery man his inheritance.

19 Neither wil we inherite with them beyond Iorden and on that side, because our inheritance is fallen to vs on this side Iorden Eastwarde.

20 [Note: Iosh.1.23. ] And Moses saide vnto them, If ye will doe this thing, and goe armed [Note: [f] Before the Arke of the Lorde. ] before the Lord to warre:

21 And will goe euery one of you in harnesse ouer Iorden before the Lorde, vntill he hath cast out his [Note: [g] That is, the inhabitants of the lande. ] enemies from his sight:

22 And vntill the land be subdued before the Lorde, then ye shall returne and be innocent toward the Lorde, and toward Israel: and this land shalbe your possession [Note: [h] The Lorde will graunt you this lande which ye require, Iosh.1.15. ] before the Lorde.

23 But if ye will not doe so, beholde, ye haue [Page]

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sinned against the Lorde, and be sure, that your sinne [Note: [i] Ye shall assuredly be punished for your sinne. ] will finde you out.

24 Builde you then cities for your children & folds for your sheepe, and do that ye haue spoke.

25 Then the children of Gad & the children of Reuben spake vnto Moses, saying, Thy seruats will doe as my lorde commandeth:

26 Our childre, our wiues, our sheepe, & al our cattell shall remaine there in the cities of Gilead,

27 But [Note: Iosh.4.12. ] thy seruants will goe euery one armed to warre before the Lorde for to fight, as my lorde saith.

28 So concerning them, Moses [Note: [k] Moses gaue charge that his promise made to the Reubenites and others should be perfourmed after his death, so that they breake not theirs. ] commanded Eleazar the Priest, and Ioshua the sonne of Nun, and the chiefe fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel:

29 And Moses said vnto them, If the children of Gad, and the children of Reuben, will go with you ouer Iorden, all armed to fight before the Lord, then when the land is subdued before you, ye shall giue the the lad of Gilead for a possessio:

30 But if they will not goe ouer with you armed, then they shall haue their possessions amog you in the land of Canaan.

31 And the children of Gad, and the children of Reuben answered, saying, As the [Note: [l] That is, attributed to the Lord which his messenger speaketh. ] Lorde hath said vnto thy seruants, so will we doe.

32 We will goe armed before the Lorde into the lande of Canaan: that the possession of our inheritance may be to vs on this side Iorden.

33 [Note: Deut.3.12. iosh.13.8. and 22.4. ] So Moses gaue vnto them, euen to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and to halfe the tribe of Manasseh the sonne of Ioseph, the kingdome of Sihon King of the [Note: [m] The Amorites dwelled on both sides of Iorden: but here he maketh mention of them that dwelt on this side: and Iosh.10.12. he speaketh of them that inhabited beyond Iorden. ] Amorites, and the kingdome of Og King of Bashan, the lande with the cities thereof & coastes, euen the cities of the countrey round about.

34 Then the children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,

35 And Atroth, Shophan, and Iazer, and Iogbehah,

36 And Beth-nimrah, and Beth-haran, defenced cities: also sheepe foldes.

37 And the children of Reuben built Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Kiriathaim,

38 And Nebo, and Baal-meon, and turned their names, and Shibmah: and gaue other names vnto the cities which they built.

39 And the children [Note: Gene.50.23. ] of Machir the sonne of Manasseh went to Gilead, and tooke it, and put out the Amorites that dwelt therein.

40 Then Moses gaue Gilead vnto Machir the sonne of Manasseh, and he dwelt therein.

41 [Note: Deut.3.14. ] And Iair the sonne of Manasseh went and tooke the small townes thereof, and called them [Note: [n] That is, the villages of Iair. ] Hauoth Iair.

42 Also Nobah went and tooke Kenath, with the villages thereof and called it Nobah, after his owne name.


CHAP. XXXIII.


1 Two and fourtie iourneies of Israel are nombred. 52 They are commanded to kill the Canaanites.

1 These are the [Note: [a] From whence they departed, and whither they came. ] iourneyes of the children of Israel, which went out of the land of Egypt according to their bands vnder the hand of Moses and Aaron.

2 And Moses wrote their going out by their iourneies according to ye commandement of the Lord: so these are ye iourneies of their going out.

3 Nowe they [Note: Exod.12.37. ] departed from Rameses the

[The iourneyes, and remouings of the campe.]



first moneth, euen the fifteenth day of the first moneth, on the morowe after the Passeouer: and the children of Israel went out with an hie hand in the sight of all the Egyptians.

4 (For the Egyptians buried all their first borne, which the Lord had smitten among them: vpon their [Note: [b] Either meaning their idoles or their men of authoritie. ] gods also the Lord did execution.)

5 And the children of Israel remoued from Rameses, and pitched in Succoth.

6 And they departed from [Note: Exod.13.20. ] Succoth, and pitched in Etham, which is in the edge of the wildernesse.

7 And they remoued from Etham, and turned againe vnto [Note: [c] At the commandement of the Lord, Exod.14.2. ] Pi-hahiroth, which is before Baal-zephon, and pitched before Migdol.

8 And they departed from before Hahiroth, and [Note: Exod.15.22. ] went through the middes of the Sea into the wildernesse, and went three dayes iourney in the wildernesse of Etham, and pitched in Marah.

9 And they remoued from Marah, and came vnto [Note: Exod.15.27. ] Elim, and in Elim were twelue fountaines of water, and seuentie palme trees, and they pitched there.

10 And they remoued from Elim, and camped by the red Sea.

11 And they remoued from the red Sea, and lay in the [Note: Exod.16.1. ] wildernesse of Sin.

12 And they tooke their iourney out of the wildernesse of Sin, and set vp their tentes in Dophkah.

13 And they departed from Dophkah, and lay in Alush.

14 And they remoued from Alush, and lay in [Note: Exod.17.1. ] Rephidim, where was no water for the people to drinke.

15 And they departed from Rephidim, and pitched in the [Note: Exod.19.1. ] wildernesse of Sinai.

16 And they remoued from the desert of Sinai, and pitched [Note: Chap.11.34. ] in Kibroth Hattaauah.

17 And they departed from Kibroth Hattaauah, and lay at [Note: Chap.11.35. ] Hazeroth.

18 And they departed from Hazeroth, and pitched in Rithmah.

19 And they departed from [Note: Chap.13.1. ] Rithmah, and pitched at Rimmon Parez.

20 And they departed from Rimmon Parez, and pitched in Libnah.

21 And they remoued from Libnah, and pitched in Rissah.

22 And they iourneyed from Rissah, and pitched in Kehelathah.

23 And they went from Kehelathah, and pitched in mount Shapher.

24 And they remoued from mount Shapher, and lay in Haradah.

25 And they remoued from Haradah, and pitched in Makheloth.

26 And they remoued from Makheloth, and lay in Tahath.

27 And they departed from Tahath, and pitched in Tarah.

28 And they remoued from Tarah, and pitched in Mithkah.

29 And they went from Mithkah, and pitched in Hashmonah.

30 And they departed from Hashmonah, and lay in Moseroth.

31 And they departed from Moseroth, and pitched in Bene-iaakan.
[Note: This mappe declareth the way, which the Israelites went for the space of fourtie yeeres from Egypt through the wildernesse of Arabia, vntill they entred into the lande of Canaan, as it is mencioned in Exodus Nombers and Deuteronomie. It conteineth also the 42. places where they pitched their tents, which are named, Nomb.33. with the obseruation of the degrees, concerning the length and the breadth, and the places of their abode set out by nombers. ]

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[The iourneyes, and remouings of the campe.]




32 And they remoued from Bene-iaakan, and lay in Hor-hagidgad.

33 And they went from Hor-hagidgad, and pitched in Iotbathah.

34 And they remoued from Iotbathah, and lay in Ebronah.

35 And they departed from Ebronah, & lay in Ezion-gaber.

36 And they remoued from Ezion-gaber, and pitched in the [Note: Chap.20.22. ] wildernesse of Zin, which is Kadesh.

37 And they remooued from Kadesh, and pitched in mount Hor, in the edge of the land of Edom.

38 [Note: Chap.20.25. deut. 32.50. ] (And Aaron the Priest went vp into mount Hor, at the commandement of the Lord, and died there, in the fourtieth yeere after the children of Israel were come out of the lande of Egypt, in the first day of the [Note: [d] Which the Ebrewes call Ab, and answereth to part of Iuly and part of August. ] fifth moneth.

39 And Aaron was an hundreth, and three and twentie yeere olde, when hee dyed in mount Hor.

40 And [Note: Chap.21.1. ] King Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt in the South of the land of Canaan, heard of the comming of the children of Israel)

41 And they departed from mount [Note: Chap.21.4,10. ] Hor, &

[The iourneyes, and remouings of the campe.]



pitched in Zalmonah.

42 And they departed from Zalmonah, and pitched in Punon.

43 And they departed from Punon, and pitched in Oboth.

44 [Note: Chap.21.11. ] And they departed from Oboth, and pitched in Iie-abarim, in the borders of Moab.

45 And they departed from Iim, and pitched in Dibon-gad.

46 And they remooued from Dibon-gad, and lay in Almon-diblathaim.

47 And they remooued from Almon-diblathaim, and pitched in the mountaines of Abarim before Nebo.

48 And they departed from the mountaines of Abarim, and pitched in the [Note: Or, field. ] plaine of Moab, by Iorden toward Iericho.

49 And they pitched by Iorden, from Bethieshimoth vnto [Note: Chap.25.1. ] Abel-shittim in the playne of Moab.

50 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses in the playne of Moab, by Iorden towarde Iericho, saying,

51 Speake vnto the children of Israel, and say vnto them, [Note: Deut.7.2. iosh.11.11,12. ] When ye are come ouer Iorden to enter into the land of Canaan,
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52 Ye shall then driue out all the inhabitants of the land before you, and destroy all their [Note: [e] Which were set vp in their hie places to worship. ] pictures, and breake asunder all their images of metall, and plucke downe all their hie places.

53 And ye shall possesse the lande and dwell therein: for I haue giue you ye land to possesse it.

54 And ye shall inherite the land by lot according to your families: [Note: Chap.26.53,54. ] to the more yee shall giue more inheritance, and to the fewer the lesse inheritance. Where the lot shall fall to any man, that shall be his: according to the tribes of your fathers shall ye inherite.

55 But if ye will not driue out the inhabitants of the land before you, then those which yee let ramaine of them, shalbe [Note: Iosh.23.13. iudg.2.3. ] [Note: Or, kniues. ] prickes in your eyes, and thornes in your sides, and shall vexe you in the land wherein ye dwell.

56 Moreouer, it shal come to passe, that I shal doe vnto you, as I thought to do vnto them.


CHAP. XXXIIII.


3 The coastes and borders of the land of Canaan. 17 Certaine men are assigned to deuide the lande.

1 And the Lord spake vnto Moses, saying,

2 Commande the children of Israel, and say vnto them, When yee come into the land of Canaan, this is the [Note: [a] Meaning the description of the lande. ] land that shall fall vnto your inheritance: that is, the land of Canaan with the coastes thereof.

3 [Note: Iosh.15.1. ] And your Southquarter shalbe from the wildernesse of Zin to the borders of Edom: so that your Southquarter shall be from the salt Sea coast Eastwarde:

4 And the border shall compasse you from the South to [Note: Or, ascending vp of scorpions. ] Maaleh-akrabbim, and reach to Zin, and goe out from the South to Kadesh-barnea: thence it shal stretch to Hazar-addar, & go along to Azmon.

5 And the border shall compasse from Azmon vnto the [Note: [b] Which was Nilus, or, as some thinke, Rhinocorura. ] riuer of Egypt, and shall goe out to the Sea.

6 And your Westquarter shall bee the great [Note: [c] Which is called Mediterraneum. ] Sea: euen that border shalbe your Westcoast.

7 And this shall bee your Northquarter: yee shall marke out your border from the great Sea vnto mount [Note: [d] Which is a mountaine nere Tyre & Sidon, and not that Hor in the wildernes, where Aaron dyed. ] Hor.

8 From mount Hor ye shall point out till it come vnto Hamath, and the end of the coast shal be at Zedad.

9 And the coast shall reach out to Ziphron, & goe out at Hazar-enan. this shalbe your Northquarter.

10 And ye shall marke out your Eastquarter from Hazar-enan to Shepham.

11 And the coast shall goe downe from Shepham to Riblah, and from the Eastside of Ain: and the same border shall descend and goe out at the side of the sea of [Note: [e] Which in the Gospel is called the lake of Gennazereth. ] Chinnereth Eastward.

12 Also that border shall goe downe to Iorden, & leaue at the salt Sea. this shalbe your land with the coastes thereof round about.

13 Then Moses commaunded the children of Israel, saying, This is the lande which yee shall inherite by lot, which the Lord commaunded to giue vnto nine tribes and halfe the tribe.

14 [Note: Chap.32.33. iosh.14.2,3. ] For the tribe of the children of Reuben, according to the housholdes of their fathers, and the tribe of the children of Gad, according to their fathers housholdes, and halfe the tribe of Manasseh, haue receiued their inheritance.

15 Two tribes and an halfe tribe haue receiued

[Who must deuide the lande.]



their inheritance on this side of Iorden toward Iericho full East.

16 Againe the Lord spake to Moses, saying,

17 These are the names of the men which shall deuide ye land vnto you: [Note: Iosh.19.51. ] Eleazar the Priest, and Ioshua the sonne of Nun.

18 And ye shall take also a [Note: [f] One of the heads or chiefe men of euery tribe. ] prince of euerie tribe to deuide the land.

19 The names also of the men are these: Of the tribe of Iudah, Caleb ye sonne of Iephunneh.

20 And of the tribe of the sonnes of Simeon, Shemuel the sonne of Ammihud.

21 Of the tribe of Beniamin, Elidad the sonne of Chislon.

22 Also of the tribe of the sonnes of Dan, the prince Bukki, the sonne of Iogli.

23 Of the sonnes of Ioseph: of the tribe of the sonnes of Manasseh, the prince Hanniel the sonne of Ephod.

24 And of the tribe of the sonnes of Ephraim, the prince Kemuel, the sonne of Shiphtan.

25 Of the tribe also of the sonnes of Zebulun, the prince Elizaphan, the sonne of Parnach.

26 So of the tribe of the sonnes of Issachar, the prince Paltiel the sonne of Azzan.

27 Of the tribe also of the sonnes of Asher, the prince Ahihud, the sonne of Shelomi.

28 And of the tribe of the sonnes of Naphtali, the prince Pedahel, the sonne of Ammihud.

29 These are they, whome the Lord commanded to [Note: [g] And be iudges ouer euery piece of ground that should fall to any by lot, to the intent that all things might be done orderly and without contention. ] deuide the inheritance vnto the children of Israel, in the land of Canaan.


CHAP. XXXV.


2 Vnto the Leuites are giuen cities and suburbes. 11 The cities of refuge. 16 The lawe of murther. 30 For one mans witnesse shall no man be condemned.

1 And the Lord spake vnto Moses in the plaine of Moab by Iorden, toward Iericho, saying,

2 [Note: Iosh.21.2. ] Commande ye children of Israel, that they giue vnto the [Note: [a] Because they had no inheritance assigned them in ye land of Canaan. ] Leuites of the inheritace of their possession, [Note: [b] God would haue them scattered through all the land, because the people might be preserued by them in the obedience of God and his lawe. ] cities to dwell in: yee shall giue also vnto the Leuites the suburbes of the cities round about them.

3 So they shall haue the cities to dwell in, & their suburbes shall be for their cattell, and for their substance, and for all their beasts.

4 And the suburbes of the cities, which ye shal giue vnto the Leuites, from the wall of the citie outward, shalbe a thousand cubites round about.

5 And yee shall measure without the citie of the Eastside, [Note: [c] So that in all were three thousand: and in the compasse of these two thousand they might plant and sowe. ] two thousand cubites: and of the Southside, two thousand cubites: & of the Westside, two thousand cubites: & of ye Northside, two thousand cubites: & the citie shalbe in ye middes. this shalbe the measure of the suburbes of their cities.

6 And of the cities which yee shall giue vnto the Leuites, [Note: Deut.4.41. iosh.20.2. & 21.3. ] there shalbe sixe cities for refuge, which ye shal appoint, that he which killeth, may flee thither: and to them yee shall adde two and fourtie cities mo.

7 All the cities which yee shall giue to the Leuites, shalbe eight and fourtie cities: them shal ye giue with their suburbes.

8 And concerning the cities which yee shall giue, of the possession of the children of Israel: of many ye shall take mo, and of few ye shall take lesse: euery one shall giue of his cities vnto the Leuites, according to his inheritance, which hee inheriteth.


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9 And the Lorde spake vnto Moses, saying,

10 Speake vnto the children of Israel, and say vnto them, [Note: Exod.21.13. deut.19.2. iosh.20.2. ] When ye be come ouer Iorden into the land of Canaan,

11 Ye shall appoint you cities, to bee cities of refuge for you, that the slayer, which slayeth any person vnwares, may flee thither.

12 And these cities shalbe for you a refuge fro the [Note: [d] Meaning, from the next of the kinred, who ought to pursue the cause. ] auenger, that he which killeth, die not, vntill he stand before the Congregation in iudgement.

13 And of the cities which ye shall giue, sixe cities shall ye haue for refuge.

14 Ye shall appoint three [Note: [e] Among the Reubenites, Gadites, and halfe the tribe of Manasseh, Deut. 4.41. ] on this side Iorden, and ye shall appoint three cities in the lande of [Note: Iosh.20.7. ] Canaan which shalbe cities of refuge.

15 These six cities shalbe a refuge for the children of Israel, and for the stranger, and for him that dwelleth [Note: Ebr. among them. ] among you, that euery one which killeth any person vnwares, may flee thither.

16 [Note: Exod.21.14. ] And if one [Note: [f] Wittingly, and willingly. ] smite another with an instrument of yron that hee die, hee is a murtherer, and the murtherer shall die the death.

17 Also if hee smite him by casting a [Note: [g] That is, with a bigge and dangerous stone: in Ebr. with a stone of his hand. ] stone, wherewith hee may be slaine, and he die, hee is a murtherer, and the murtherer shall die the death.

18 Or if he smite him with an hand weapon of wood, wherewith he may be slaine, if he die, he is a murtherer, and the murtherer shall die the death.

19 The reuenger of the blood himselfe shall slay the murtherer: when he meeteth him, he shall slay him.

20 But if hee thrust him [Note: Deut.19.11. ] of hate, or hurle at him by laying of wait, that he die,

21 Or smite him through enimitie with his hand, that he die, he yt smote him shal die ye death: for hee is a murtherer: the reuenger of the blood shall slay the murtherer when he meeteth him.

22 But if he pusshed him [Note: Or, suddenly. ] vnaduisedly, and [Note: Exod.21.13. ] not of hatred, or cast vpon him any [Note: Ebr. instrument. ] thing, without laying of waite,

23 Or any stone (whereby he might be slaine) and sawe him not, or caused it to fall vpon him, and he die, and was not his enemie, neither sought him any harme,

24 Then the Congregation shall iudge betweene the slayer and the [Note: [h] That is, his next kinsman. ] auenger of blood according to these lawes.

25 And the Congregation shall deliuer the slayer out of the hande of the auenger of blood, and the Congregation shall restore him vnto the citie of his refuge, whither hee was fled: and hee shal abide there vnto the death of the [Note: [i] Vnder this figure is declared, that our sinnes could not be remitted, but by the death of the hie Priest Iesus Christ. ] hie Priest, which is anointed with the holy oyle.

26 But if the slayer come without the borders of the citie of his refuge, whither he was fled,

27 And the reuenger of blood finde him without the borders of the citie of his refuge, & the reueger of blood slay ye [Note: [k] By the sentence of the Iudge. ] murtherer, he shalbe giltles,

28 Because he should haue remained in the citie of his refuge, vntill the death of the hie Priest: and after the death of the hie Priest, the slayer shal returne vnto the land of his possession.

29 So these thinges shall be a [Note: [l] A lawe to iudge murthers done, either of purpose or vnaduisedly. ] lawe of iudgement vnto you, throughout your generations in all your dwellings.

30 Whosoeuer killeth any person, the Iudge shall slay the murtherer, through [Note: Deut.17.6. and 19.15. ] witnesses: but [Note: Matth.18.16. 2.corinth. 13.1. ] one witnesse shall not testifie against a person to cause him to die.

31 Moreouer ye shall take no recompense for

[The daughters of Zelophehad.]



the life of the murtherer, which is [Note: [m] Which purposely hath committed murther. ] worthy to die: but he shalbe put to death.

32 Also ye shall take no recompense for him that is fled to the citie of his refuge, that he should come againe, and dwell in the lande, before the death of the hie Priest.

33 So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye shall dwell: for [Note: Or, murther. ] blood defileth the land: and the land cannot be [Note: [n] So God is mindfull of the blood wrongfully shed, that he maketh his dumme creatures to demaunde vengeance thereof. ] clensed of the blood that is shed therein, but by the blood of him that shed it.

34 Defile not therefore the lande which yee shall inhabite, For I dwell in the middes thereof: for I the Lord dwel among the children of Israel.


CHAP. XXXVI.


6 An order for the mariage of the daughters of Zelophehad. 7 The inheritance could not be giuen from one tribe to another.

1 Then [Note: [a] It seemeth that the tribes contended who might marry these daughters to haue their inheritance: and therfore the sonnes of Ioseph proposed the matter to Moses. ] the chiefe fathers of the familie of the sonnes of Gilead, the sonne of Machir, the sonne of Manasseh, of the families of the sones of Ioseph, came, & spake before Moses, & before the princes, the chiefe fathers of the children of Israel,

2 And saide, [Note: Chap. 27.1. iosh.17 3. ] The Lorde commaunded [Note: [b] Meaning, Moses. ] my lord to giue the land to inherit by lot to the children of Israel: and my lord was commaunded by the Lorde, to giue the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother vnto his daughters.

3 If they bee married to any of the sonnes of the other tribes of the children of Israel, then shall their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of our fathers, and shalbe put vnto the inheritance of the tribe whereof they shalbe: so shall it be taken away from the lot of our inheritance.

4 Also when the [Note: [c] Signifying that at no time it could returne, for in the Iubile all things returned to their owne tribes. ] Iubile of the children of Israel commeth, then shall their inheritance be put vnto the inheritance of the tribe whereof they shall be: so shall their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers.

5 Then Moses commaunded the children of Israel, according to the word of the Lord, saying, The tribe of the sonnes of Ioseph haue said [Note: [d] For the tribe could not haue continued if the inheritance which was the maintenance thereof should haue bene abalienated to others. ] well.

6 This is the thing that the Lorde hath commaunded, concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, They shall be wiues, to whome they thinke best, onely to the familie of the tribe of their father shall they marry:

7 So shall not the inheritance of the children of Israel remoue from tribe to tribe, for euery one of the children of Israel shal ioyne himselfe to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers.

8 And euery daughter that possesseth any [Note: [e] When there is no male to inherit. ] inheritance of the tribes of the children of Israel, shalbe wife vnto one of the familie of the tribe of her father: that the children of Israel may enioye euery man the inheritance of their fathers.

9 Neither shal the inheritance go about from tribe to tribe: but euery one of the tribes of the childre of Israel shal sticke to his own inheritace.

10 As the Lord commanded Moses, so did the daughters of Zelophehad.

11 For [Note: Chap.27.1. ] Mahlah, Tirzah, & Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah the daughters of Zelophehad were married vnto their fathers brothers sonnes,

12 They were wiues to certaine of the families of the sonnes of Manasseh the sonne of Ioseph: so their inheritance remained in the tribe of the familie of their father.

13 These are the [Note: [f] Touching the ceremonial and iudiciall lawes. ] commandements and lawes which the Lord commanded by the hand of Moses, vnto the children of Israel in the plaine of Moab, by Iorden toward Iericho.
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