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the sanctuary.

of the Levites. water e of purifying upon them, B. C. 1490. | children of Israel come nigh unto and f let them shave all their flesh, and let them wash their clothes, and so make themselves clean.

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

20 And Moses, and Aaron, and all the congregation of the children of Israel, did to the Levites according unto all that the LORD commanded Moses concerning the Levites, so did the children of Israel unto them.

9 And h thou shalt bring the Levites before the tabernacle of the congregation: and i thou shalt gather the whole assembly of the children of Israel together:


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

e ch.19.9,


16 For they are wholly given unto me from among the children of Israel; instead p of such as open every womb, even instead of the firstborn of all the children of Israel, have I taken them unto


10 And thou shalt bring the Levites before the LORD: and the children of Israel shall put k their hands upon the Levites:

the an 3

11 And Aaron shall 2 offer Levites before the LORD for offering of the children of Israel, that they may 4 execute the service of the LORD.

12 And the Levites shall lay their hands upon the heads of the bul-q locks and thou shalt offer the one for a sin offering, and the other for a burnt offering, unto the LORD, to make an atonement for the Le-r vites.

13 And thou shalt set the Levites before Aaron, and before his sons, and offer them for an offering unto the LORD.

Lev. 14.8,9.
cause a

razor to

pass over.

g Lev.2.1.
h Ex.29.4,&c.

18 And I have taken the Levites for all the firstborn of the children of Israel.

i Lev.8.3.

k Lev.1.4.

2 wave.

ver. 15. 3 wave


4 be to exe-

m ch.16.9.

n ch.3.45.

o ver. 11,13.

P ch.3.12,45.
Ex. 13.2,

14 Thus shalt thou separate m the Levites from among the children of Israel: and the Levites shall be u ver. 11,12.

t ver.7.

v ver. 15.

Luke 2.23. ch.3.9.

s given.

s ch.1.53.



17 For all the firstborn q of the children of Israel are mine, both man and beast: on the day that I smote every firstborn in the land of Egypt I sanctified them for my-z self.

16.46. 18.5. 2Ch.26.16.

w ver.5,&c.

x ch.4.3.

6 war the

from the
of the ser-




ITI.4. 15.
(CHAP. 9.)
a Ex. 12.3.
Deut. 16.1.
2Ch.30 2,15.

19 And I have given the Levites
as 5 a gift to Aaron and to his sons
from among the children of Israel,
to do the service of the childreu of
Israel in the tabernacle of the con-c
gregation, and to make an atone-d ch.5.2.
ment for the children of Israel:
thats there be no plague among
the children of Israel, when the

1 between
the two
Ex. 12.6.

19.11,16. Jno. 18.28.

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

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

23 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

21 This is it that belongeth unto the Levites: from r twenty and five years old and upward they shall go in to 6 wait upon the service of the tabernacle of the congregation:

25 And from the age of fifty years they shall cease waiting upon the service thereof, and shall serve

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3 In the fourteenth b day of this month, 1 at even, ye shall keep it m his appointed season: according to all the rites of it, and according to all the ceremonies thereof, shall ye keep it.

4 And Moses spake unto the children of Israel, that they should keep the passover.

5 And c they kept the passover on the fourteenth day of the first month, at even, in the wilderness of Sinai: according to all that the LORD commanded Moses, so did the children of Israel.

6 And there were certain men who were defiled d by the dead body of a man, that they could not

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The passover enjoined.

NUMBERS, X. keep the passover on that day: B. C. 1490. and e they came before Moses and before Aaron on that day:

Of the cloud and fire.

19 And when the cloud 2 tarried long upon the tabernacle many days, then the children of Israel kept the charge t of the LORD, and journeyed not.

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

21 And so it was, when the cloud 3 abode from even unto the morning, and that the cloud was taken jup in the morning then they journeyed whether it was by day or by night that the cloud was taken up, they journeyed.

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

Deut. 1.33.

23 At the commandment of the LORD they rested in the tents, and at the commandment of the LORD r ch.10.11.33. they journeyed: they kept v the Ex.40.36charge of the LORD, at the w com38. mandinent of the LORD by the hand 1Cor. 10.1. of Moses.

7 And those men said unto him,
We are defiled by the dead body of
a man wherefore are we kept
back, that we may not offer an off ver.3.
fering of the LORD in his appointed
season among the children of Israel?
8 And Moses said unto them, Stand
still, and I will hear what the
LORD will command concerning

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

e ch.27.2,5.
Ex. 18.15,


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

5 Ex. 12.8.

h Ex. 12.10.


And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,


k Ex.12.15.

1 ver.7.

m ch.5.31.

10 Speak unto the children of Is-
rael, saying. If any man of you or
of your posterity shall be unclean
by reason of a dead body, or b in
a journey afar off, yet he shall keep
the passover unto the LORD.
11 The fourteenth ƒ day of the se- o Ex.40.34.
cond month, at even, they shall
keep it, and eat it with unleavened p Ex. 13.21.
bread and bitter herbs.

n Ex.12.49.

40.38. Ne.9.12.19. Ps.78.14.

Ex. 12.46.
Jno. 19.36.

CHAPTER X. 1 The use of the silver trumpets. 33 Moses' blessing.

an shall 2 prolonged. AND the LORD spake unto Mo

ses, saying,

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

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

w Ps.77.20.

15 And on the day that the tabernacle was reared up, the cloud covered o the tabernacle, namely, the tent of the testimony: and at (CHAP. 10.) trumpet, then the princes, which are

4 And if they blow but with one

a Is. 1.13.

even p there was upon the taber-
nacle as it were the appearance of
fire until the morning.

14 And if a stranger shall sojournt ch.1.53.
among you, and will keep the pass-
over unto the LORD; according to
the ordinance of the passover, and
according to the manner thereof, so 3 was.
shall he do ye shall have one n
ordinance, both for the stranger, u Ex.40.36,
and for him that was born in the

v ver. 19.

3.8. Zec.3.7.

b Jer.4.5.
Joel 2.15.

16 So it was always: the cloud q covered it by day, and the appearance of fire by night. 17 And when r the cloud was taken up from the tabernacle, thend Joel 2.1. after that the children of Israel Journeyed: and in the place where the cloud abode, there the children of Israel pitched their tents. 18 At the commandment of the LORD the children of Israel journeyed, and at the commandment of the LORD they pitched: as long as the cloud abode upon the s tabernacle, they rested in their tents.

c ch.1.16.
Ex. 18.21.

e ch.2.3.

f ch.2.10.


1Chr. 15.24.
2Chrs 13.12.

heads c of the thousands of Israel, shall gather themselves unto thee.

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

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

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

8 And the sons of Aaron, the priests, shall blow with the trumpets; and they shall be to you for an ordinance for ever throughout your generations.

The Israelites' march.
B. C. 1490. of the children of Benjamin was
Abidan the son of Gideoni.

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

The Israelites' march.

9 And if ye go to war h in your land against the enemy that op presseth i you, then ye shall blow an alarm with the trumpets; and ye shall be remembered k before the LORD your God, and ye shall be saved from your enemies.

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

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h 2Chr. 13. 14.
i Ju.2.18.

10.8.12. Ps. 106.42.

k Ge.8.1.

Ps. 106.4.

Lu. 1.70,71.
à ch.29.1.
1Chr. 15.24.

7.6. 29.26. Ezra 3.10.

Ne. 12.35.
n Ex.28.29.
Acts 10.4.
a ch.9.17–20.

pEx. 19.1.
q ch. 12. 16.
r ch.2.9-34.

ran q

13 And they first took their jour-s ch.2.3-9. ney according to the command-t ch.1.51. ment of the LORD r by the hand of u ch.4.24. Moses.

v ch.2.10-16.
w ch.4.4-15.
i. e. the
and the

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

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

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

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

sand thou-
Deut. 1.10.

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

28 2 Thus were the journeyings of the children of Israel according to their armies, when they set forward. 29 And Moses said unto Hobab, the son of Raguel a the Midianite, Moses' father-in-law, We are journeying unto the place of which the LORD said, Ib will give it you: come thou with us, and we will do thee good: for the LORD hath spoken good c concerning Israel.

30 And he said unto him, I will not go; but I will depart to mine own land, and to my kindred. 31 And he said, Leave us not, I pray thee: forasmuch as thou knowest how we are to encamp in the wilderness, and thou mayest be to us instead of eyes.d

32 And it shall be, if thou go with us, yea, it shall be, that what goodness the LORD shall do unto us, the same e will we do unto

y ch.2.25-31.
z Jos.6.9.

2 These.
a Ex.2.18,

17 And the tabernacle was taken t
down; and the sons of Gershon b Ge. 12.7.
and the sons of Merari set forward, e Ex.6.7,S.
bearing u the tabernacle.

Job 29.15.

18 T And the standard v of the e Ju.1.16.
camp of Reuben set forward ac- 4.11.
cording to their armies: and over ƒ Ex.3.1.
his host was Elizur the son of She-g Deut. 1.33.
19 And over the host of the tribeh Ex. 13.21.
of the children of Simeon was She-
lumiel the son of Zurishaddai.

i Ps.68. 1,2.
3 ten thou

20 And over the host of the tribe of the children of Gad was Elia-. saph the son of Deuel.

21 And the Kohathites set forward.
bearing the sanctuary: w and
1 the other did set up the taberna-(CHAP. 11.)


cle against they came.

22 And the standard r of the
camp of the children of Ephraim
set forward according to their ar-2 it was evil
mies and over his host was Eli-
shama the son of Ammihud.

a Deut.9.22.
or, were as
it were com-

in the ears

23 And over the host of the tribebis.78.21.
of the children of Manasseh was c Lev. 10.2.
Gamaliel the son of Pedahzur.
2Ki. 1. 12.

21 And over the host of the tribe


33 And they departed from the f mount of the LORD three days' journey; and the ark of the covenant of the LORD went before g them in the three days' journey, to search out a resting-place for them.

34 And the cloud h of the LORD was upon them by day, when they went out of the camp.

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

36 And when it rested, he said, Return, O LORD unto the 3 many thousands of Israel. CHAPTER XI.

Manna loathed. 16 Seventy elders appointed. 31 Quails given. ND a when the people 1 complained, 2 it displeased the LORD: and the LORD heard it: and his anger b was kindled; and the fire c of the LORD burnt among them, and consumed them that were in the uttermost parts of the camp. 2 And the people cried unto Mo ises; and when Moses prayed unto

The people lust for flesh.

the LORD, the fire 3 was quenched.
3 And he called the name of the
place 4 Taberah: because the fire
of the LORD burnt among them.
And the mixed d multitude
that was among them 5 fell a lust-
ing and the children of Israel also d Ex. 12.38.
6 wept again, and said, Who es lusted a
shall give us flesh to eat?

3 sunk.
4 i. e. a burn-


and wept.

5 We remember the fish, which 6 returned we did eat in Egypt freely; the cucumbers, and the melons, and the leeks, and the onions, and the garlick.

e ICor. 10.6.


6 But now f our soul is dried away; there is nothing at all, besides this manna, before our eyes.

g Ge.2.12.

h Ex.16.31.

i Ex. 16. 14.

7 And the manna was as coriander-seed, and the colour thereof as the colour of bdellium.g 8 And the people went about, and k ver. 1. gathered it, and ground it in mills, or beat it in a mortar, and baked it in pans, and made cakes of it: and h the taste of it was as the taste of fresh oil.


1 Ps. 139.21.
m Is 40.11.

n Is.49.23.
o Ge. 13.15.


B. C. 1490.

7 eye of it
as the eye.

9 And when the dew i fell upon the camp in the night, the manna fell upon it. 10 Then Moses heard the peo-p Mat. 15.33. ple weep throughout their families, every man in the door of his tent : and the anger of the LORD was kindled k greatly; Moses also was displeased.

q Ex. 18.18.
1Ki. 19.4.


s Ex.24.1,9.

t ver.25.

13 Whence p should I have flesh to give unto all this people? for they weep unto me, saying, Give us flesh, that we may eat. 1 Iq am not able to bear all this people alone, because it is too heavy for me.


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

Ge. 11.5.
Ex. 19.20.

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

24 And Moses went out, and


12 Have I conceived all this peo-
ple? have I begotten them, that u 2Ki.2.9,15. told the people the words of the
thou shouldest say unto me,
Carry m them in thy bosom, as a
nursing father n beareth the suck-
ing child, unto the land which
thou o swarest unto their fathers?

Joel 2.28.
Ex. 19.10.

LORD and gathered the seventy
men of the elders of the people,
and set them round about the


w Ex. 16.7.
8 month of

y Ps.78.29.

106. 15.

z ch.1.46.

Ex. 12.37.

Moses' burden divided.

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


Mark 8.4.

16 And the LORD said unto
Moses, Gather unto me seventy s
men of the elders of Israel, whom
thou knowest to be the elders of
the people, and officers over them;
and bring them unto the taberna- e 1Sam. 10.5,

b Is.50.2.
c Eze. 12.25.

d ver. 17.


cle of the congregation, that they may stand there with thee.

f Jer.36.5,6.

17 And t I will come down and

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

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

20 But even a 8 whole month, y until it come out at your nostrils, and it be loathsome unto you: because that ye have despised the LORD which is among you, and have wept before him, saying, Why came we forth out of Egypt? 21 And Moses said, The people, among whom I am are six hundred thousand footmen; and thou hast said I will give them flesh, that they may eat a whole


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

23 And the LORD said unto Moses, Is b the LORD'S hand waxed short? thou shalt see now whether c my word shall come to pass unto thee or not.

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

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

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


28 And Joshua the son of Nun,

Miriam's leprosy is healed

NUMBERS, XII, XIII. the servant of Moses, one of his B. C. 1490. young men, answered and said, My lord Moses, forbid g them.

29 And Moses said unto him, Enviest thou for my sake? Would h God that all the LORD's people were prophets, and that, the LORD would put his spirit upon them! 30 And Moses gat him into the camp, he and the elders of Israel. 31 And there went forth a wind from the LORD, and broughti

k Ex. 16.36.

9 And the anger of the LORD was

10 That is,


quails from the sea, and let them 1 Ps.78.30,31. kindled against them; and he defall by the camp, as it were 9 a day's journey on this side, and as it were a day's journey on the other! side, round about the camp, and as it were two cubits high upon the face of the earth.

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

m ch.33.17.


32 And the people stood up all 11 they were Miriam, and, behold, she was lepthat day, and all that night, and all the next day, and they gathered (CHAP. 12.) the quails: he that gathered least gathered ten k homers: and theyor, Cushite. spread them all abroad for them- 2 taken. selves round about the camp.

a Ex.2.21.

b Ex. 15.20.

33 And while the flesh was yet
between their teeth, ere it was
chewed, the wrath of the LORD
was kindled against the people, c ch.11.1.
and the LORD smote the people
with a very great plague.

Ps. 94.7-9.


31 And he called the name of that place 10 Kibroth-hattaavah : because there they buried the peo- d Ps.76.9. ple that lusted.

e ch.11.25.

35 And the people journeyed m from Kibroth-hattaavah unto Hazeroth; and abode 11 at Hazeroth. CHAPTER XII.

God rebuketh the sedition of Miriam and Aaron.

Miriam and

against Moses because of the 1 Ethiopian woman whom he had married: for he had 2 married ag an Ethiopian woman.

2 And they said, Hath the LORD
indeed spoken only by Moses? h Heb.3.2,5.
hath he not spoken b also by us?
And the LORD heard c it.

1Ti.3. 15.

3 (Now the man Moses was very k Ex.33.11. AND the LORD spake unto Mo



the men which
were upon the face of the earth.)
4 And d the LORD spake sud-
denly unto Moses, and unto Aaron,
and unto Miriam, Come out ye
three unto the tabernacle of the
congregation. And they three
came out.

g Luke 9.49.

h 1Cor. 14.5.
i Ex. 16. 13.

9 the way of
a day.

The graves of lust, Deut.9.22.

f Ge.15.1.

Job 33.15.

Eze. 1.1.
Lu. 1.11.22.
Ac. 10.11,17.

Job 33.15.

7 2 Pet.2.10.

m Deut.24.9.




n 251.24.10. 5 And the LORD came down e in Pr.30.32. the pillar of the clond, and stood o Jam.5.15. in the door of the tabernacle, and called Aaron and Miriam: and they both came forth.

p Lev. 13.46.

6 And he said, Hear now my

(CHAP. 13.)

words: If there be a prophet a ch.32.8.

among you, I the LORD will make b Deut.1.23. myself known unto him in a

at the prayer of Moses.

vision, f and will speak unto him in a dream.

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

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


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

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

13 And Moses cried unto the LORD, saying, Heal o her now, 0 God, I beseech thee.

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

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

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

1 The names of the men who were sent to search the land: 26 their relation.

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

3 And Moses by the commandment of the LORD sent them from the wilderness of Paran: all those men were heads of the children of Israel.

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

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

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