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Aaron's rod buddeth. B. C. 1490. | from off the altar, and put on incense, and go quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them: for there is v wrath gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun.

47 And Aaron took as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the congregation; and behold, the plague w was begun among the people and he put on incense, r and made an atonement for the people.

48 And he stood between y the dead and the living; and the plague was z stayed.

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

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

Many destroyed by a plague. 32 And the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the meni that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods.


Deut. 11.6.

Ps. 106. 17,


33 They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon k ch.11.1. Lev. 10.2. them and they perished from among the congregation.

7 ver. 17.

m Lev.27.28.

34 And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth swallow us up also.

35 And there came out a fire k from the LORD, and consumed the two hundred and fifty men that offered incense. 36 T And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,


37 Speak unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter thou the fire yonder; form they are hallowed.

38 The censers of these sinners nr Ex.40.34. against their own souls, let them make them broad plates for a co-s ver. 19. vering of the altar for they offered them before the LORD, there-t ver.21,24. fore they are hallowed: and they u ver.22. shall be a signo unto the children of Israel.


n Pr.3.36.

20.2. Hab.2.10.

0 ch.17,10.

Eze. 14.8.


2Ch. 26.18.

ch. 14.2.
Ps. 106.25,

39 And Eleazar the priest took the brazen censers, wherewith they that were burnt had offered; v ch.11.33. and they were made broad plates for a covering of the altar:

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

Lev. 10.6.
1 Ch.27.24.
w Ps. 106.29.

y He.7.24,25.

z 1Chr.21.26,

27. Ps. 106.30.

41 T But on the morrow, all the congregation of the children of Israel q murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the people of the LORD.

42 And it came to pass, when the congregation was gathered against Moses and against Aaron, that they looked toward the tabernacle of the congregation: and, be- c ch.16.5. hold, the cloud r covered it, and the glory s of the LORD appeared. 43 And Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle of the congregation.

d ch.16.11.

44 T And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

a rod for one prince, a rod for one prince. e Ex.38.21.

Acts 7.44.

45 Get t you up from among this congregation, that I may consume them as in a moment. And u they f fell upon their faces.

46 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a censer, and put fire therein

Ps. 110.2.



Aaron's rod among all the rods of the tribes only flourisheth.

(CHAP. 17.)
a Eze.37.16.

b Ex.25.22.

And Moses spake unto the children of Israel; and every one 29.42,43. of their princes gave him la rod apiece, for each prince one, according to their fathers' houses, even twelve rods: and the rod of Aaron was among their rods.


7 And Moses laid up the rods before the LORD in the tabernacle e of witness.

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

AND the LORD spake unto Mo

ses, saying,

2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and take of every one of them a rod, a according to the house of their fathers, of all their princes according to the house of their fathers, twelve rods: write thou every man's name upon his rod.

3 And thou shalt write Aaron's name upon the rod of Levi: for one rod shall be for the head of the house of their fathers.

4 And thou shalt lay them up in the tabernacle of the congregation before the testimony, where b I will meet with you.

5 And it shall come to pass, that the man's rod, whom I shall choose, c shall blossom: and I will make to cease from me the murmurings of the children of Israel, whereby d they murmur against you.


9 And Moses brought out all the rods from before the LORD unto all

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The charge of the Levites.

The priests' portion.

NUMBERS, XVIII. the children of Israel: and they B. C. 1471. |ferings of all the hallowed things looked, and took every man his rod. of the children of Israel; unto thee have I given them, by reason of the anointing, m and to thy sons, by an ordinance for ever.


10 And the LORD said unto Mo-g Heb.9.4.
ses, Bring Aaron's rod again before 2 children of
the testimony, to be kept g for a
token against the 2 rebels; and thouh Ps.90.7.
shalt quite take away their mur- Is.57.16.
murings from me, that they die not.


11 And Moses did so: as the LORD commanded him, so did he.


12 And the children of Israel spake unto Moses, saying, Behold, we die, we perish, h we all perish." 13 Whosoeveri cometh any thing k near unto the tabernacle of the LORD shall die: shall we be consumed with dying?

Heb. 10.19-

(CHAP. 18.)
a Ex.28.38.


b Ge.29.34.

c ch.3.6,7.

d ch.3.10,&c.

e ch.16.40.


AND the LORD said unto Aaron,
Thou, and thy sons, and thy
father's house with thee shall beara
the iniquity of the sanctuary: and
thou and thy sons with thee shall
bear the iniquity of your priest-h ch.8.19.

g ch.16.46.



1 The charge of the priests and Levites. 9 The priests' and the Letiles' portion.

k Ep.2.13.

i ver.5.

2 And thy brethren also of the k Heb.9.3,6. tribe of Levi, the tribe of thy father, bring thou with thee, that they may be joined b unto thee, and minister c unto thee: but thou and d thy sons with thee shall minister before the tabernacle of witness. 3 And they shall keep thy charge, n Lev.2.2,3. and the charge of all the taber10. 12, 13. nacle: only they e shall not come o Le.6 25,26. nigh the vessels of the sanctuary and the altar, that neither they, nor ye also, die.

p Lev.7.7.


r ver.8.

4 And they shall be joined unto 9 Le.6.16,&c.
thee, and keep the charge of the
tabernacle of the congregation, fors Deut. 18.3.
all the service of the tabernaclet Lev.22.3.
and a stranger shall not come nigh
unto you.

5 And ye shall keep the charge of the sanctuary, and the charge of the faltar; that there be no wrath g any more upon the children of Israel.

1 ch.5.9.

m Ex.29.29.


1 fat.



Deut. 18.4.



6 And I, behold, I have taken your w Ex. 13.2.
brethren the Levites from among
the children of Israel to you they x Ex. 13. 13.
are given as a gift for the LORD,
to do the service of the tabernacle y Lev.27.2,6.
of the congregation.


z ch.3.47.

a Eze.45.12.
Deut. 15. 19.
Heb. 12.24.
d Ex.29.26,



2Chr. 13.5.

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

8 And the LORD spake unto f Aaron, Behold, I also have given thee the charge of mine heave of

e ver. 11.

9 This shall be thine of the most holy things, reserved from the fire: every oblation of their's, every n meat offering of their's, and every sin offering o of their's, and every trespass offering p of their's, which they shall render unto me, shall be most holy for thee and for thy sons. 10 Ing the most holy place shalt thou eat it; every male shall eat it: it shall be holy unto thee.

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

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

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 thy house shall eat of it.

14 Every thing devoted in Israel shall be thine.

15 Every w 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, z and the firstling of unclean beasts shalt thou redeem.

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

17 But the firstling b 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 c their blood upon the altar, and shalt burn their fat for an offering made by fire, for a sweet savour unto the LORD.

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

19 All e 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 fcovenant of salt for ever before the LORD unto thee and to thy seed with thee.

The water of separation.

B. C. 1490. ye pollute s the holy things of the
children of Israel, lest ye die.

The Levites' portion.

20 And the LORD spake unto Aaron, Thoug shalt have no inheritance in their land, neither shalt thou have any part among them: 1h am thy part and thine inheritance among the children of Israel.

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

22 Neither must the children of Israel henceforth come nigh the tabernacle of the congregation, lest they bear sin, 2 and die.k

23 But the Levites shall do them ver.21. Ne. 10.37. service of the tabernacle of the 12.44. congregation, and they shall bear Mal.3.8-10. their iniquity. It shall be a statute Heb. 7.5-9. for ever throughout your genera-n Ne. 10.38. tions, that among the children of Israel they have no inheritance.

o ver.30.

3 fat, ver. 12.
p ver.27.
9 Mat.10.10.
Luke 10.7.
1 Cor.9.13.

21 But the tithes m 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.

25 T And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

5 ch.26.62.
h Deut. 10.9.

12.12. 14.27,29. 18. 1,2. Jos. 13.14,

33. 14.3. 18.7.

Ps. 16.5. Eze.44.28. i Lev.27.30,


2 to die.


I ch.3.7.

2Co. 12.13.

1Ti.5. 18. r Lev. 19.8.


The water of separation made of the ashes of a red heifer.


unto Mo

ses, and unto Aaron, saying, 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 a is no blemish, and upon which ò never came yoke:

3 And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the priest, that he may bring her forth without c the camp, and one shall slay her before his face. 4 And Eleazar the priest shall take of her blood with his finger, and d Sprinkle of her blood directly before the tabernacle of the congregation seven times.

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

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

26 Thus speak unto the Levites, and say unto them, When ye take

7 Then the priest shall wash his g
clothes, and he shall bathe his flesh
in water, and afterward he shall
Le.22.2,15. come into the camp, and the priest
shall be unclean until the even.
8 And he that burneth her shall
wash his clothes in water, and

Mal. 1.7.

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 (CHAP. 19.) bathe his flesh in water, and shall
LORD,even a tenth part n of the tithe.
be unclean until the even.
27 And this your heave offering
shall be reckoned unto you, as
though o it were the corn of the
threshing-floor, and as the fulness
of the wine-press.

a Ex. 12.5.
1Pet. 1.19.

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.

b Deut.21.3.
c Le.14.12,21.
He. 13.11.
d Lev.4.6.



e Ex. 29.14.

29 Out of all your gifts ye shall offer every heave offering of the LORD, of all the 3 best thereof, even the hallowed part thereof out of it.

f Lev. 14.4,6,


g Lev.11.25.


30 Therefore thou shalt say unto them, When ye have heaved the h Heb.9.13. best thereof from it, then p it shall i ver. 13,20, be counted unto the Levites as the increase of the threshing-floor, and as the increase of the wine-press.

31 And ye shall eat it in every
place, ye and your households: for
it is your reward q for your service
in the tabernacle of the congre-1

k ch.5.2.
soul of


32 And ye shall bearr no sin by reason of it, when ye have heaved from it the best of it: neither shall

13 Whosoever toucheth the dead body of any man that is dead, and ch.31.19. purifieth not himself, defileth in the m Lev. 15.31.tabernacle of the LORD; and that soul shall be cut off from israel:

9 And a man that is clean shall gather up the ashes h 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 i a water of separation: it is a purification for


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.

11 Hek that toucheth the dead body of any 1 man shall be unclean seven days.

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



because the water n of separation | B. C. 1490.
was not sprinkled upon him, he
shall be unclean; his uncleanness on ver. 9.
is yet upon him.


14 This is the law when a man dieth in a tent: all that come into the tent, and all that is in the tent, shall be unclean seven days. 15 And every open vessel, p which hath no covering bound upon it, is



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

17 And for an unclean person they shall take of the 2 ashes of the burnt heifer of purification for sin, and 3 running water shall be put thereto in a vessel:

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

o Lev.7.20. 22.3.

p Lev.11.32.

2 dust.

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.

living wa

ters shall

be given Ge.26.19. Juo.4.10.

22 And whatsoever t the unclean person toncheth shall be unclean; and u the soul that toucheth it shall be unclean until even. CHAPTER XX.

9 Ps.51.7.

r Lev. 14.9.

s ver. 13.

t Hag.2.13. u Lev. 15.5.

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.

Ne.9.15. Ps.78.15, 16. 105.41. 114.8. Is.43.20. 48.21.

20 But the man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because h Ps. 106.33. he hath defiled s the sanctuary of the LORD: the water of separation hath not been sprinkled upon him; he is unclean.

i Ex.17.6.

(CHAP. 20.) a ch.33.36.

b Ex.15.20.

c Ex.17.1,&c.

d ch.16.42. e ch.14.2,&c.

f ch.16.14.

5 ver.11.

Deut.8.15. I Cor. 10.4. k ch.27.14. Deut.3.26. 32.51. Lev. 10.3. Eze.36.23. 1Pet.3.15.

1 That is, strife, Ex.17.7.

m Eze.20.41.

n Ju.11.16, 17.

o De.2.4,&c.

2 found us.


7 Moses bringeth water out of the
rock. 22 Aaron's death.
HEN a car the children of
Israel, even the whole congre-
gation, into the desert of Zin, in
the first month: and the people
abode in Kadesh; and b Miriam
died there, and was buried there.

p Ge.46.6.
q Ex.12.40.

8 Ex.3.7.

2 And ethere was no water for the t Ex.3.2. 14.19. congregation: and d they gathered 23.20. themselves together against Moses 33.2. and against Aaron.

3 And the people chode with u ch.21.22. Moses, and spake, saying, Would e God that we had died when our


Water out of the rock. brethren died before the LORD! 4 And why have ye brought up the congregation of the LORD into this wilderness, that we and our cattle should die there?

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

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

7 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

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

9 And Moses took the rod from before the LORD, as he commanded him.

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

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

12 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because k 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.

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Aaron dieth.


Of the fiery serpents. through thy country: we will not B. C. 1452. | fought against Israel, and took pass through the fields, or through some of them prisoners. the vineyards, neither will we drink v De.2.6,28. of the water of the wells: we will go by the king's high-way, we will w Ju.11.17. not turn to the right hand nor to x Ob. 10. 15. the left, until we have passed thy y ch.33.37. borders.

2 And Israel vowed c a vow to the LORD, and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly d destroy their cities.

2 Ge.25.8.
a ver. 12.
3 mouth.

b ch.33.38, &c.

(CHAP. 21.)

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

19 And the children of Israel said unto him, We will go by the highway; and if I and my cattle drink of thy water, then I will pay for it I will only, without doing any thing else, go through on my feet.

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

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

e Ps.22.4,5.

22 And y the children of Israel, even the whole congregation, jour-4 That is, neyed from Kadesh, and came unto utter demount Hor. struction.

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a ch.33.40.
b ch.13.21.

29 And when all the congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty days, even all the house of Israel. CHAPTER XXI.

c Ge.28.20.

d Lev.27.28.
Deut. 13.15.



g Ju. 11. 18.
or, grieved.
Heb. short-



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.

AND when king Arad a the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, heard tell that Israel came by the way b of the spies; then he

h Ps.78.19.

Ex. 16.3. 17.3. k ch.11.6.

Ps.68.6. Deut.8.15. 1Cor. 10.9. m Ps.78.34.

n ver.5.

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

o Ex.8.8.28.
1Sa, 12. 19.
1Ki. 13.6.

28 And b 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 p Ps. 106.23.
from the mount.

Job42.8, 10.
Jer. 15.1.
Acts 8.24.

q 2Ki. 18.4.

r ch.33,43,44.

6 or, heaps
of Abarim.
t ch.22.36.

6 The people, plagued with fiery serpents, 9 are healed. 21 Sihon ands Og slain.

or, Vaheb
in Suphah.

3 And the LORD hearkened e 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 4 Hormah.

4 And they journeyed from mount Hor by the way of the Red sea, to compass the land g of Edom: and the soul of the people was much 5 discouraged because of the way.

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

6 And the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and much people of Israel died.

7 T Therefore m the people came to Moses, and said, We have sinned, for we have spoken n against the LORD, and against thee; pray o unto the LORD, that he take away the serpents from us. And Moses prayed p for the people.

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 live.

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

10 And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in Oboth.r 11 And they journeyed from Oboth, and pitched at 6 lje-abarim, in the wilderness which is before Moab, toward the sun-rising.

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

14 Wherefore it is said in the book of the wars of the LORD, 7 What he did in the Red sea, and in the brooks of Arnon,

15 And at the stream of the brooks that goeth down to the dwelling of

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