18:1 And the LORD said unto Aaron, Thou and
thy sons and thy father's house with thee shall bear the iniquity of
the sanctuary: and thou and thy sons with thee shall bear the iniquity
of your priesthood.
18:2 And thy brethren also of the tribe of
Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou with thee, that they may be
joined unto thee, and minister unto thee: but thou and thy sons with
thee shall minister before the tabernacle of witness.
18:3 And they shall keep thy charge, and
the charge of all the tabernacle: only they shall not come nigh the
vessels of the sanctuary and the altar, that neither they, nor ye
18:4 And they shall be joined unto thee,
and keep the charge of the tabernacle of the congregation, for all the
service of the tabernacle: and a stranger shall not come nigh unto
18:5 And ye shall keep the charge of the
sanctuary, and the charge of the altar: that there be no wrath any
more upon the children of Israel.
18:6 And I, behold, I have taken your
brethren the Levites from among the children of Israel: to you they
are given as a gift for the LORD, to do the service of the tabernacle
of the congregation.
18:7 Therefore thou and thy sons with thee
shall keep your priest's office for everything of the altar, and
within the vail; and ye shall serve: I have given your priest's office
unto you as a service of gift: and the stranger that cometh nigh shall
be put to death.
18:8 And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Behold,
I also have given thee the charge of mine heave offerings of all the
hallowed things of the children of Israel; unto thee have I given them
by reason of the anointing, and to thy sons, by an ordinance for ever.
18:9 This shall be thine of the most holy
things, reserved from the fire: every oblation of their's, every meat
offering of their's, and every sin offering of their's, and every
trespass offering of their's which they shall render unto me, shall be
most holy for thee and for thy sons.
18:10 In the most holy place shalt thou eat
it; every male shall eat it: it shall be holy unto thee.
18:11 And this is thine; the heave offering
of their gift, with all the wave offerings of the children of Israel:
I have given them unto thee, and to thy sons and to thy daughters with
thee, by a statute for ever: every one that is clean in thy house
shall eat of it.
18:12 All the best of the oil, and all the
best of the wine, and of the wheat, the firstfruits of them which they
shall offer unto the LORD, them have I given thee.
18:13 And whatsoever is first ripe in the
land, which they shall bring unto the LORD, shall be thine; every one
that is clean in thine house shall eat of it.
18:14 Every thing devoted in Israel shall
18:15 Every thing that openeth the matrix
in all flesh, which they bring unto the LORD, whether it be of men or
beasts, shall be thine: nevertheless the firstborn of man shalt thou
surely redeem, and the firstling of unclean beasts shalt thou redeem.
18:16 And those that are to be redeemed
from a month old shalt thou redeem, according to thine estimation, for
the money of five shekels, after the shekel of the sanctuary, which is
18:17 But the firstling of a cow, or the
firstling of a sheep, or the firstling of a goat, thou shalt not
redeem; they are holy: thou shalt sprinkle their blood upon the altar,
and shalt burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a sweet
savour unto the LORD.
18:18 And the flesh of them shall be thine,
as the wave breast and as the right shoulder are thine.
18:19 All the heave offerings of the holy
things, which the children of Israel offer unto the LORD, have I given
thee, and thy sons and thy daughters with thee, by a statute for ever:
it is a covenant of salt for ever before the LORD unto thee and to thy
seed with thee.
18:20 And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Thou
shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any
part among them: I am thy part and thine inheritance among the
children of Israel.
18:21 And, behold, I have given the
children of Levi all the tenth in Israel for an inheritance, for their
service which they serve, even the service of the tabernacle of the
18:22 Neither must the children of Israel
henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the congregation, lest they
bear sin, and die.
18:23 But the Levites shall do the service
of the tabernacle of the congregation, and they shall bear their
iniquity: it shall be a statute for ever throughout your generations,
that among the children of Israel they have no inheritance.
18:24 But the tithes of the children of
Israel, which they offer as an heave offering unto the LORD, I have
given to the Levites to inherit: therefore I have said unto them,
Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.
18:25 And the LORD spake unto Moses,
18:26 Thus speak unto the Levites, and say
unto them, When ye take of the children of Israel the tithes which I
have given you from them for your inheritance, then ye shall offer up
an heave offering of it for the LORD, even a tenth part of the tithe.
18:27 And this your heave offering shall be
reckoned unto you, as though it were the corn of the threshingfloor,
and as the fulness of the winepress.
18:28 Thus ye also shall offer an heave
offering unto the LORD of all your tithes, which ye receive of the
children of Israel; and ye shall give thereof the LORD's heave
offering to Aaron the priest.
18:29 Out of all your gifts ye shall offer
every heave offering of the LORD, of all the best thereof, even the
hallowed part thereof out of it.
18:30 Therefore thou shalt say unto them,
When ye have heaved the best thereof from it, then it shall be counted
unto the Levites as the increase of the threshingfloor, and as the
increase of the winepress.
18:31 And ye shall eat it in every place,
ye and your households: for it is your reward for your service in the
tabernacle of the congregation.
18:32 And ye shall bear no sin by reason of
it, when ye have heaved from it the best of it: neither shall ye
pollute the holy things of the children of Israel, lest ye die.
19:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses and unto
19:2 This is the ordinance of the law which
the LORD hath commanded, saying, Speak unto the children of Israel,
that they bring thee a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish,
and upon which never came yoke:
19:3 And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the
priest, that he may bring her forth without the camp, and one shall
slay her before his face:
19:4 And Eleazar the priest shall take of
her blood with his finger, and sprinkle of her blood directly before
the tabernacle of the congregation seven times:
19:5 And one shall burn the heifer in his
sight; her skin, and her flesh, and her blood, with her dung, shall he
19:6 And the priest shall take cedar wood,
and hyssop, and scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of
19:7 Then the priest shall wash his
clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh in water, and afterward he shall
come into the camp, and the priest shall be unclean until the even.
19:8 And he that burneth her shall wash his
clothes in water, and bathe his flesh in water, and shall be unclean
until the even.
19:9 And a man that is clean shall gather
up the ashes of the heifer, and lay them up without the camp in a
clean place, and it shall be kept for the congregation of the children
of Israel for a water of separation: it is a purification for sin.
19:10 And he that gathereth the ashes of
the heifer shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: and
it shall be unto the children of Israel, and unto the stranger that
sojourneth among them, for a statute for ever.
19:11 He that toucheth the dead body of any
man shall be unclean seven days.
19:12 He shall purify himself with it on
the third day, and on the seventh day he shall be clean: but if he
purify not himself the third day, then the seventh day he shall not be
19:13 Whosoever toucheth the dead body of
any man that is dead, and purifieth not himself, defileth the
tabernacle of the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from Israel:
because the water of separation was not sprinkled upon him, he shall
be unclean; his uncleanness is yet upon him.
19:14 This is the law, when a man dieth in
a tent: all that come into the tent, and all that is in the tent,
shall be unclean seven days.
19:15 And every open vessel, which hath no
covering bound upon it, is unclean.
19:16 And whosoever toucheth one that is
slain with a sword in the open fields, or a dead body, or a bone of a
man, or a grave, shall be unclean seven days.
19:17 And for an unclean person they shall
take of the ashes of the burnt heifer of purification for sin, and
running water shall be put thereto in a vessel:
19:18 And a clean person shall take hyssop,
and dip it in the water, and sprinkle it upon the tent, and upon all
the vessels, and upon the persons that were there, and upon him that
touched a bone, or one slain, or one dead, or a grave:
19:19 And the clean person shall sprinkle
upon the unclean on the third day, and on the seventh day: and on the
seventh day he shall purify himself, and wash his clothes, and bathe
himself in water, and shall be clean at even.
19:20 But the man that shall be unclean,
and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among
the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the LORD:
the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is
19:21 And it shall be a perpetual statute
unto them, that he that sprinkleth the water of separation shall wash
his clothes; and he that toucheth the water of separation shall be
unclean until even.
19:22 And whatsoever the unclean person
toucheth shall be unclean; and the soul that toucheth it shall be
unclean until even.
20:1 Then came the children of Israel, even
the whole congregation, into the desert of Zin in the first month: and
the people abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried
20:2 And there was no water for the
congregation: and they gathered themselves together against Moses and
20:3 And the people chode with Moses, and
spake, saying, Would God that we had died when our brethren died
before the LORD!
20:4 And why have ye brought up the
congregation of the LORD into this wilderness, that we and our cattle
should die there?
20:5 And wherefore have ye made us to come
up out of Egypt, to bring us in unto this evil place? it is no place
of seed, or of figs, or of vines, or of pomegranates; neither is there
any water to drink.
20:6 And Moses and Aaron went from the
presence of the assembly unto the door of the tabernacle of the
congregation, and they fell upon their faces: and the glory of the LORD
appeared unto them.
20:7 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
20:8 Take the rod, and gather thou the
assembly together, thou, and Aaron thy brother, and speak ye unto the
rock before their eyes; and it shall give forth his water, and thou
shalt bring forth to them water out of the rock: so thou shalt give
the congregation and their beasts drink.
20:9 And Moses took the rod from before the
LORD, as he commanded him.
20:10 And Moses and Aaron gathered the
congregation together before the rock, and he said unto them, Hear
now, ye rebels; must we fetch you water out of this rock?
20:11 And Moses lifted up his hand, and
with his rod he smote the rock twice: and the water came out
abundantly, and the congregation drank, and their beasts also.
20:12 And the LORD spake unto Moses and
Aaron, Because ye believed me not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the
children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bring this congregation
into the land which I have given them.
20:13 This is the water of Meribah; because
the children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified in
20:14 And Moses sent messengers from Kadesh
unto the king of Edom, Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou knowest all
the travail that hath befallen us:
20:15 How our fathers went down into Egypt,
and we have dwelt in Egypt a long time; and the Egyptians vexed us,
and our fathers:
20:16 And when we cried unto the LORD, he
heard our voice, and sent an angel, and hath brought us forth out of
Egypt: and, behold, we are in Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of thy
20:17 Let us pass, I pray thee, through thy
country: we will not pass through the fields, or through the
vineyards, neither will we drink of the water of the wells: we will go
by the king's high way, we will not turn to the right hand nor to the
left, until we have passed thy borders.
20:18 And Edom said unto him, Thou shalt
not pass by me, lest I come out against thee with the sword.
20:19 And the children of Israel said unto
him, We will go by the high way: and if I and my cattle drink of thy
water, then I will pay for it: I will only, without doing anything
else, go through on my feet.
20:20 And he said, Thou shalt not go
through. And Edom came out against him with much people, and with a
20:21 Thus Edom refused to give Israel
passage through his border: wherefore Israel turned away from him.
20:22 And the children of Israel, even the
whole congregation, journeyed from Kadesh, and came unto mount Hor.
20:23 And the LORD spake unto Moses and
Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast of the land of Edom, saying,
20:24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his
people: for he shall not enter into the land which I have given unto
the children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my word at the
water of Meribah.
20:25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and
bring them up unto mount Hor:
20:26 And strip Aaron of his garments, and
put them upon Eleazar his son: and Aaron shall be gathered unto his
people, and shall die there.
20:27 And Moses did as the LORD commanded:
and they went up into mount Hor in the sight of all the congregation.
20:28 And Moses stripped Aaron of his
garments, and put them upon Eleazar his son; and Aaron died there in
the top of the mount: and Moses and Eleazar came down from the mount.
20:29 And when all the congregation saw
that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the
house of Israel.
21:1 And when king Arad the Canaanite,
which dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way of
the spies; then he fought against Israel, and took some of them
21:2 And Israel vowed a vow unto the LORD,
and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I
will utterly destroy their cities.
21:3 And the LORD hearkened to the voice of
Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed
them and their cities: and he called the name of the place Hormah.
21:4 And they journeyed from mount Hor by
the way of the Red sea, to compass the land of Edom: and the soul of
the people was much discouraged because of the way.
21:5 And the people spake against God, and
against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in
the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and
our soul loatheth this light bread.
21:6 And the LORD sent fiery serpents among
the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.
21:7 Therefore the people came to Moses,
and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and
against thee; pray unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from
us. And Moses prayed for the people.
21:8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make
thee a fiery serpent, and set it upon a pole: and it shall come to
pass, that every one that is bitten, when he looketh upon it, shall
21:9 And Moses made a serpent of brass, and
put it upon a pole, and it came to pass, that if a serpent had bitten
any man, when he beheld the serpent of brass, he lived.
21:10 And the children of Israel set
forward, and pitched in Oboth.
21:11 And they journeyed from Oboth, and
pitched at Ijeabarim, in the wilderness which is before Moab, toward
21:12 From thence they removed, and pitched
in the valley of Zared.
21:13 From thence they removed, and pitched
on the other side of Arnon, which is in the wilderness that cometh out
of the coasts of the Amorites: for Arnon is the border of Moab,
between Moab and the Amorites.
21:14 Wherefore it is said in the book of
the wars of the LORD, What he did in the Red sea, and in the brooks of
21:15 And at the stream of the brooks that
goeth down to the dwelling of Ar, and lieth upon the border of Moab.
21:16 And from thence they went to Beer:
that is the well whereof the LORD spake unto Moses, Gather the people
together, and I will give them water.
21:17 Then Israel sang this song, Spring
up, O well; sing ye unto it:
21:18 The princes digged the well, the
nobles of the people digged it, by the direction of the lawgiver, with
their staves. And from the wilderness they went to Mattanah:
21:19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel: and
from Nahaliel to Bamoth:
21:20 And from Bamoth in the valley, that
is in the country of Moab, to the top of Pisgah, which looketh toward
21:21 And Israel sent messengers unto Sihon
king of the Amorites, saying,
21:22 Let me pass through thy land: we will
not turn into the fields, or into the vineyards; we will not drink of
the waters of the well: but we will go along by the king's high way,
until we be past thy borders.
21:23 And Sihon would not suffer Israel to
pass through his border: but Sihon gathered all his people together,
and went out against Israel into the wilderness: and he came to Jahaz,
and fought against Israel.
21:24 And Israel smote him with the edge of
the sword, and possessed his land from Arnon unto Jabbok, even unto
the children of Ammon: for the border of the children of Ammon was
21:25 And Israel took all these cities: and
Israel dwelt in all the cities of the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all
the villages thereof.
21:26 For Heshbon was the city of Sihon the
king of the Amorites, who had fought against the former king of Moab,
and taken all his land out of his hand, even unto Arnon.
21:27 Wherefore they that speak in proverbs
say, Come into Heshbon, let the city of Sihon be built and prepared:
21:28 For there is a fire gone out of
Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon: it hath consumed Ar of Moab,
and the lords of the high places of Arnon.
21:29 Woe to thee, Moab! thou art undone, O
people of Chemosh: he hath given his sons that escaped, and his
daughters, into captivity unto Sihon king of the Amorites.
21:30 We have shot at them; Heshbon is
perished even unto Dibon, and we have laid them waste even unto
Nophah, which reacheth unto Medeba.
21:31 Thus Israel dwelt in the land of the
21:32 And Moses sent to spy out Jaazer, and
they took the villages thereof, and drove out the Amorites that were
21:33 And they turned and went up by the
way of Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan went out against them, he,
and all his people, to the battle at Edrei.
21:34 And the LORD said unto Moses, Fear
him not: for I have delivered him into thy hand, and all his people,
and his land; and thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Sihon king
of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.
21:35 So they smote him, and his sons, and
all his people, until there was none left him alive: and they
possessed his land.
22:1 And the children of Israel set
forward, and pitched in the plains of Moab on this side Jordan by
22:2 And Balak the son of Zippor saw all
that Israel had done to the Amorites.
22:3 And Moab was sore afraid of the
people, because they were many: and Moab was distressed because of the
children of Israel.
22:4 And Moab said unto the elders of
Midian, Now shall this company lick up all that are round about us, as
the ox licketh up the grass of the field. And Balak the son of Zippor
was king of the Moabites at that time.
22:5 He sent messengers therefore unto
Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land of
the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a
people come out from Egypt: behold, they cover the face of the earth,
and they abide over against me:
22:6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse
me this people; for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall
prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the
land: for I wot that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom
thou cursest is cursed.
22:7 And the elders of Moab and the elders
of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand; and
they came unto Balaam, and spake unto him the words of Balak.
22:8 And he said unto them, Lodge here this
night, and I will bring you word again, as the LORD shall speak unto
me: and the princes of Moab abode with Balaam.
22:9 And God came unto Balaam, and said,
What men are these with thee?
22:10 And Balaam said unto God, Balak the
son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent unto me, saying,
22:11 Behold, there is a people come out of
Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth: come now, curse me them;
peradventure I shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out.
22:12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt
not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are
22:13 And Balaam rose up in the morning,
and said unto the princes of Balak, Get you into your land: for the LORD
refuseth to give me leave to go with you.
22:14 And the princes of Moab rose up, and
they went unto Balak, and said, Balaam refuseth to come with us.
22:15 And Balak sent yet again princes,
more, and more honourable than they.
22:16 And they came to Balaam, and said to
him, Thus saith Balak the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee,
hinder thee from coming unto me:
22:17 For I will promote thee unto very
great honour, and I will do whatsoever thou sayest unto me: come
therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people.
22:18 And Balaam answered and said unto the
servants of Balak, If Balak would give me his house full of silver and
gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the LORD my God, to do less or
22:19 Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye
also here this night, that I may know what the LORD will say unto me
22:20 And God came unto Balaam at night,
and said unto him, If the men come to call thee, rise up, and go with
them; but yet the word which I shall say unto thee, that shalt thou
22:21 And Balaam rose up in the morning,
and saddled his ass, and went with the princes of Moab.
22:22 And God's anger was kindled because
he went: and the angel of the LORD stood in the way for an adversary
against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two servants were
22:23 And the ass saw the angel of the LORD
standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his hand: and the ass
turned aside out of the way, and went into the field: and Balaam smote
the ass, to turn her into the way.
22:24 But the angel of the LORD stood in a
path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a wall on that
22:25 And when the ass saw the angel of the
LORD, she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot
against the wall: and he smote her again.
22:26 And the angel of the LORD went
further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to turn either
to the right hand or to the left.
22:27 And when the ass saw the angel of the
LORD, she fell down under Balaam: and Balaam's anger was kindled, and
he smote the ass with a staff.
22:28 And the LORD opened the mouth of the
ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou
hast smitten me these three times?
22:29 And Balaam said unto the ass, Because
thou hast mocked me: I would there were a sword in mine hand, for now
would I kill thee.
22:30 And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not
I thine ass, upon which thou hast ridden ever since I was thine unto
this day? was I ever wont to do so unto thee? And he said, Nay.
22:31 Then the LORD opened the eyes of
Balaam, and he saw the angel of the LORD standing in the way, and his
sword drawn in his hand: and he bowed down his head, and fell flat on
22:32 And the angel of the LORD said unto
him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times? behold,
I went out to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse before me:
22:33 And the ass saw me, and turned from
me these three times: unless she had turned from me, surely now also I
had slain thee, and saved her alive.
22:34 And Balaam said unto the angel of the
LORD, I have sinned; for I knew not that thou stoodest in the way
against me: now therefore, if it displease thee, I will get me back
22:35 And the angel of the LORD said unto
Balaam, Go with the men: but only the word that I shall speak unto
thee, that thou shalt speak. So Balaam went with the princes of Balak.
22:36 And when Balak heard that Balaam was
come, he went out to meet him unto a city of Moab, which is in the
border of Arnon, which is in the utmost coast.
22:37 And Balak said unto Balaam, Did I not
earnestly send unto thee to call thee? wherefore camest thou not unto
me? am I not able indeed to promote thee to honour?
22:38 And Balaam said unto Balak, Lo, I am
come unto thee: have I now any power at all to say any thing? the word
that God putteth in my mouth, that shall I speak.
22:39 And Balaam went with Balak, and they
came unto Kirjathhuzoth.
22:40 And Balak offered oxen and sheep, and
sent to Balaam, and to the princes that were with him.
22:41 And it came to pass on the morrow,
that Balak took Balaam, and brought him up into the high places of
Baal, that thence he might see the utmost part of the people.
23:1 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me
here seven altars, and prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams.
23:2 And Balak did as Balaam had spoken;
and Balak and Balaam offered on every altar a bullock and a ram.
23:3 And Balaam said unto Balak, Stand by
thy burnt offering, and I will go: peradventure the LORD will come to
meet me: and whatsoever he sheweth me I will tell thee. And he went to
an high place.
23:4 And God met Balaam: and he said unto
him, I have prepared seven altars, and I have offered upon every altar
a bullock and a ram.
23:5 And the LORD put a word in Balaam's
mouth, and said, Return unto Balak, and thus thou shalt speak.
23:6 And he returned unto him, and, lo, he
stood by his burnt sacrifice, he, and all the princes of Moab.
23:7 And he took up his parable, and said,
Balak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram, out of the mountains
of the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and come, defy Israel.
23:8 How shall I curse, whom God hath not
cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD hath not defied?
23:9 For from the top of the rocks I see
him, and from the hills I behold him: lo, the people shall dwell
alone, and shall not be reckoned among the nations.
23:10 Who can count the dust of Jacob, and
the number of the fourth part of Israel? Let me die the death of the
righteous, and let my last end be like his!
23:11 And Balak said unto Balaam, What hast
thou done unto me? I took thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold,
thou hast blessed them altogether.
23:12 And he answered and said, Must I not
take heed to speak that which the LORD hath put in my mouth?
23:13 And Balak said unto him, Come, I pray
thee, with me unto another place, from whence thou mayest see them:
thou shalt see but the utmost part of them, and shalt not see them
all: and curse me them from thence.
23:14 And he brought him into the field of
Zophim, to the top of Pisgah, and built seven altars, and offered a
bullock and a ram on every altar.
23:15 And he said unto Balak, Stand here by
thy burnt offering, while I meet the LORD yonder.
23:16 And the LORD met Balaam, and put a
word in his mouth, and said, Go again unto Balak, and say thus.
23:17 And when he came to him, behold, he
stood by his burnt offering, and the princes of Moab with him. And
Balak said unto him, What hath the LORD spoken?
23:18 And he took up his parable, and said,
Rise up, Balak, and hear; hearken unto me, thou son of Zippor:
23:19 God is not a man, that he should lie;
neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall
he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?
23:20 Behold, I have received commandment
to bless: and he hath blessed; and I cannot reverse it.
23:21 He hath not beheld iniquity in Jacob,
neither hath he seen perverseness in Israel: the LORD his God is with
him, and the shout of a king is among them.
23:22 God brought them out of Egypt; he
hath as it were the strength of an unicorn.
23:23 Surely there is no enchantment
against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel:
according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel, What
hath God wrought!
23:24 Behold, the people shall rise up as a
great lion, and lift up himself as a young lion: he shall not lie down
until he eat of the prey, and drink the blood of the slain.
23:25 And Balak said unto Balaam, Neither
curse them at all, nor bless them at all.
23:26 But Balaam answered and said unto
Balak, Told not I thee, saying, All that the LORD speaketh, that I
23:27 And Balak said unto Balaam, Come, I
pray thee, I will bring thee unto another place; peradventure it will
please God that thou mayest curse me them from thence.
23:28 And Balak brought Balaam unto the top
of Peor, that looketh toward Jeshimon.
23:29 And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me
here seven altars, and prepare me here seven bullocks and seven rams.
23:30 And Balak did as Balaam had said, and
offered a bullock and a ram on every altar.
24:1 And when Balaam saw that it pleased
the LORD to bless Israel, he went not, as at other times, to seek for
enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness.
24:2 And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he
saw Israel abiding in his tents according to their tribes; and the
spirit of God came upon him.
24:3 And he took up his parable, and said,
Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath
24:4 He hath said, which heard the words of
God, which saw the vision of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but
having his eyes open:
24:5 How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob, and
thy tabernacles, O Israel!
24:6 As the valleys are they spread forth,
as gardens by the river's side, as the trees of lign aloes which the LORD
hath planted, and as cedar trees beside the waters.
24:7 He shall pour the water out of his
buckets, and his seed shall be in many waters, and his king shall be
higher than Agag, and his kingdom shall be exalted.
24:8 God brought him forth out of Egypt; he
hath as it were the strength of an unicorn: he shall eat up the
nations his enemies, and shall break their bones, and pierce them
through with his arrows.
24:9 He couched, he lay down as a lion, and
as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth
thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee.
24:10 And Balak's anger was kindled against
Balaam, and he smote his hands together: and Balak said unto Balaam, I
called thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast altogether
blessed them these three times.
24:11 Therefore now flee thou to thy place:
I thought to promote thee unto great honour; but, lo, the LORD hath
kept thee back from honour.
24:12 And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I
not also to thy messengers which thou sentest unto me, saying,
24:13 If Balak would give me his house full
of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment of the LORD, to
do either good or bad of mine own mind; but what the LORD saith, that
will I speak?
24:14 And now, behold, I go unto my people:
come therefore, and I will advertise thee what this people shall do to
thy people in the latter days.
24:15 And he took up his parable, and said,
Balaam the son of Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath
24:16 He hath said, which heard the words
of God, and knew the knowledge of the most High, which saw the vision
of the Almighty, falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:
24:17 I shall see him, but not now: I shall
behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a
Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab,
and destroy all the children of Sheth.
24:18 And Edom shall be a possession, Seir
also shall be a possession for his enemies; and Israel shall do
24:19 Out of Jacob shall come he that shall
have dominion, and shall destroy him that remaineth of the city.
24:20 And when he looked on Amalek, he took
up his parable, and said, Amalek was the first of the nations; but his
latter end shall be that he perish for ever.
24:21 And he looked on the Kenites, and
took up his parable, and said, Strong is thy dwellingplace, and thou
puttest thy nest in a rock.
24:22 Nevertheless the Kenite shall be
wasted, until Asshur shall carry thee away captive.
24:23 And he took up his parable, and said,
Alas, who shall live when God doeth this!
24:24 And ships shall come from the coast
of Chittim, and shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict Eber, and he
also shall perish for ever.
24:25 And Balaam rose up, and went and
returned to his place: and Balak also went his way.
25:1 And Israel abode in Shittim, and the
people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab.
25:2 And they called the people unto the
sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to
25:3 And Israel joined himself unto
Baalpeor: and the anger of the LORD was kindled against Israel.
25:4 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take all
the heads of the people, and hang them up before the LORD against the
sun, that the fierce anger of the LORD may be turned away from Israel.
25:5 And Moses said unto the judges of
Israel, Slay ye every one his men that were joined unto Baalpeor.
25:6 And, behold, one of the children of
Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the
sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the
children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle
of the congregation.
25:7 And when Phinehas, the son of Eleazar,
the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the
congregation, and took a javelin in his hand;
25:8 And he went after the man of Israel
into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and
the woman through her belly. So the plague was stayed from the
children of Israel.
25:9 And those that died in the plague were
twenty and four thousand.
25:10 And the LORD spake unto Moses,
25:11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son
of Aaron the priest, hath turned my wrath away from the children of
Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed
not the children of Israel in my jealousy.
25:12 Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto
him my covenant of peace:
25:13 And he shall have it, and his seed
after him, even the covenant of an everlasting priesthood; because he
was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of
25:14 Now the name of the Israelite that
was slain, even that was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri,
the son of Salu, a prince of a chief house among the Simeonites.
25:15 And the name of the Midianitish woman
that was slain was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur; he was head over a
people, and of a chief house in Midian.
25:16 And the LORD spake unto Moses,
25:17 Vex the Midianites, and smite them:
25:18 For they vex you with their wiles,
wherewith they have beguiled you in the matter of Peor, and in the
matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of Midian, their sister,
which was slain in the day of the plague for Peor's sake.
26:1 And it came to pass after the plague,
that the LORD spake unto Moses and unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the
26:2 Take the sum of all the congregation
of the children of Israel, from twenty years old and upward,
throughout their fathers' house, all that are able to go to war in
26:3 And Moses and Eleazar the priest spake
with them in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying,
26:4 Take the sum of the people, from
twenty years old and upward; as the LORD commanded Moses and the
children of Israel, which went forth out of the land of Egypt.
26:5 Reuben, the eldest son of Israel: the
children of Reuben; Hanoch, of whom cometh the family of the
Hanochites: of Pallu, the family of the Palluites:
26:6 Of Hezron, the family of the
Hezronites: of Carmi, the family of the Carmites.
26:7 These are the families of the
Reubenites: and they that were numbered of them were forty and three
thousand and seven hundred and thirty.
26:8 And the sons of Pallu; Eliab.
26:9 And the sons of Eliab; Nemuel, and
Dathan, and Abiram. This is that Dathan and Abiram, which were famous
in the congregation, who strove against Moses and against Aaron in the
company of Korah, when they strove against the LORD:
26:10 And the earth opened her mouth, and
swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, what
time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men: and they became a
26:11 Notwithstanding the children of Korah
26:12 The sons of Simeon after their
families: of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites: of Jamin, the
family of the Jaminites: of Jachin, the family of the Jachinites:
26:13 Of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites:
of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites.
26:14 These are the families of the
Simeonites, twenty and two thousand and two hundred.
26:15 The children of Gad after their
families: of Zephon, the family of the Zephonites: of Haggi, the
family of the Haggites: of Shuni, the family of the Shunites:
26:16 Of Ozni, the family of the Oznites:
of Eri, the family of the Erites:
26:17 Of Arod, the family of the Arodites:
of Areli, the family of the Arelites.
26:18 These are the families of the
children of Gad according to those that were numbered of them, forty
thousand and five hundred.
26:19 The sons of Judah were Er and Onan:
and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan.
26:20 And the sons of Judah after their
families were; of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites: of Pharez, the
family of the Pharzites: of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites.
26:21 And the sons of Pharez were; of
Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: of Hamul, the family of the
26:22 These are the families of Judah
according to those that were numbered of them, threescore and sixteen
thousand and five hundred.
26:23 Of the sons of Issachar after their
families: of Tola, the family of the Tolaites: of Pua, the family of
26:24 Of Jashub, the family of the
Jashubites: of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites.
26:25 These are the families of Issachar
according to those that were numbered of them, threescore and four
thousand and three hundred.
26:26 Of the sons of Zebulun after their
families: of Sered, the family of the Sardites: of Elon, the family of
the Elonites: of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites.
26:27 These are the families of the
Zebulunites according to those that were numbered of them, threescore
thousand and five hundred.
26:28 The sons of Joseph after their
families were Manasseh and Ephraim.
26:29 Of the sons of Manasseh: of Machir,
the family of the Machirites: and Machir begat Gilead: of Gilead come
the family of the Gileadites.
26:30 These are the sons of Gilead: of
Jeezer, the family of the Jeezerites: of Helek, the family of the
26:31 And of Asriel, the family of the
Asrielites: and of Shechem, the family of the Shechemites:
26:32 And of Shemida, the family of the
Shemidaites: and of Hepher, the family of the Hepherites.
26:33 And Zelophehad the son of Hepher had
no sons, but daughters: and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad
were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah.
26:34 These are the families of Manasseh,
and those that were numbered of them, fifty and two thousand and seven
26:35 These are the sons of Ephraim after
their families: of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthalhites: of
Becher, the family of the Bachrites: of Tahan, the family of the
26:36 And these are the sons of Shuthelah:
of Eran, the family of the Eranites.
26:37 These are the families of the sons of
Ephraim according to those that were numbered of them, thirty and two
thousand and five hundred. These are the sons of Joseph after their
26:38 The sons of Benjamin after their
families: of Bela, the family of the Belaites: of Ashbel, the family
of the Ashbelites: of Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites:
26:39 Of Shupham, the family of the
Shuphamites: of Hupham, the family of the Huphamites.
26:40 And the sons of Bela were Ard and
Naaman: of Ard, the family of the Ardites: and of Naaman, the family
of the Naamites.
26:41 These are the sons of Benjamin after
their families: and they that were numbered of them were forty and
five thousand and six hundred.
26:42 These are the sons of Dan after their
families: of Shuham, the family of the Shuhamites. These are the
families of Dan after their families.
26:43 All the families of the Shuhamites,
according to those that were numbered of them, were threescore and
four thousand and four hundred.
26:44 Of the children of Asher after their
families: of Jimna, the family of the Jimnites: of Jesui, the family
of the Jesuites: of Beriah, the family of the Beriites.
26:45 Of the sons of Beriah: of Heber, the
family of the Heberites: of Malchiel, the family of the Malchielites.
26:46 And the name of the daughter of Asher
26:47 These are the families of the sons of
Asher according to those that were numbered of them; who were fifty
and three thousand and four hundred.
26:48 Of the sons of Naphtali after their
families: of Jahzeel, the family of the Jahzeelites: of Guni, the
family of the Gunites:
26:49 Of Jezer, the family of the
Jezerites: of Shillem, the family of the Shillemites.
26:50 These are the families of Naphtali
according to their families: and they that were numbered of them were
forty and five thousand and four hundred.
26:51 These were the numbered of the
children of Israel, six hundred thousand and a thousand seven hundred
26:52 And the LORD spake unto Moses,
26:53 Unto these the land shall be divided
for an inheritance according to the number of names.
26:54 To many thou shalt give the more
inheritance, and to few thou shalt give the less inheritance: to every
one shall his inheritance be given according to those that were
numbered of him.
26:55 Notwithstanding the land shall be
divided by lot: according to the names of the tribes of their fathers
they shall inherit.
26:56 According to the lot shall the
possession thereof be divided between many and few.
26:57 And these are they that were numbered
of the Levites after their families: of Gershon, the family of the
Gershonites: of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites: of Merari, the
family of the Merarites.
26:58 These are the families of the
Levites: the family of the Libnites, the family of the Hebronites, the
family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, the family of the
Korathites. And Kohath begat Amram.
26:59 And the name of Amram's wife was
Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, whom her mother bare to Levi in Egypt:
and she bare unto Amram Aaron and Moses, and Miriam their sister.
26:60 And unto Aaron was born Nadab, and
Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
26:61 And Nadab and Abihu died, when they
offered strange fire before the LORD.
26:62 And those that were numbered of them
were twenty and three thousand, all males from a month old and upward:
for they were not numbered among the children of Israel, because there
was no inheritance given them among the children of Israel.
26:63 These are they that were numbered by
Moses and Eleazar the priest, who numbered the children of Israel in
the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho.
26:64 But among these there was not a man
of them whom Moses and Aaron the priest numbered, when they numbered
the children of Israel in the wilderness of Sinai.
26:65 For the LORD had said of them, They
shall surely die in the wilderness. And there was not left a man of
them, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua the son of Nun.
27:1 Then came the daughters of Zelophehad,
the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of
Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh the son of Joseph: and these are
the names of his daughters; Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and
27:2 And they stood before Moses, and
before Eleazar the priest, and before the princes and all the
congregation, by the door of the tabernacle of the congregation,
27:3 Our father died in the wilderness, and
he was not in the company of them that gathered themselves together
against the LORD in the company of Korah; but died in his own sin, and
had no sons.
27:4 Why should the name of our father be
done away from among his family, because he hath no son? Give unto us
therefore a possession among the brethren of our father.
27:5 And Moses brought their cause before
27:6 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
27:7 The daughters of Zelophehad speak
right: thou shalt surely give them a possession of an inheritance
among their father's brethren; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of
their father to pass unto them.
27:8 And thou shalt speak unto the children
of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause
his inheritance to pass unto his daughter.
27:9 And if he have no daughter, then ye
shall give his inheritance unto his brethren.
27:10 And if he have no brethren, then ye
shall give his inheritance unto his father's brethren.
27:11 And if his father have no brethren,
then ye shall give his inheritance unto his kinsman that is next to
him of his family, and he shall possess it: and it shall be unto the
children of Israel a statute of judgment, as the LORD commanded Moses.
27:12 And the LORD said unto Moses, Get
thee up into this mount Abarim, and see the land which I have given
unto the children of Israel.
27:13 And when thou hast seen it, thou also
shalt be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother was gathered.
27:14 For ye rebelled against my
commandment in the desert of Zin, in the strife of the congregation,
to sanctify me at the water before their eyes: that is the water of
Meribah in Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin.
27:15 And Moses spake unto the LORD,
27:16 Let the LORD, the God of the spirits
of all flesh, set a man over the congregation,
27:17 Which may go out before them, and
which may go in before them, and which may lead them out, and which
may bring them in; that the congregation of the LORD be not as sheep
which have no shepherd.
27:18 And the LORD said unto Moses, Take
thee Joshua the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and lay thine
hand upon him;
27:19 And set him before Eleazar the
priest, and before all the congregation; and give him a charge in
27:20 And thou shalt put some of thine
honour upon him, that all the congregation of the children of Israel
may be obedient.
27:21 And he shall stand before Eleazar the
priest, who shall ask counsel for him after the judgment of Urim
before the LORD: at his word shall they go out, and at his word they
shall come in, both he, and all the children of Israel with him, even
all the congregation.
27:22 And Moses did as the LORD commanded
him: and he took Joshua, and set him before Eleazar the priest, and
before all the congregation:
27:23 And he laid his hands upon him, and
gave him a charge, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses.