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How the prey is to be divided. NUMBERS, XXXI. Have ye saved all the women i B. C. 1452. alive?

16 Behold, these k caused the children of Israel, through the counsel of Balaam, to commit trespass against the LORD in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague among m the congregation of the LORD.

The proportion.

half, thou shalt take u one portion of fifty, of the persons, of the beeves, of the asses, and of the 6 flocks, of Deut.20.13. all manner of beasts, and give v 1Sam. 15.3. them unto the Levites, which wo keep the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD.

k ch.25.1-3.


17 Now therefore n kill every 12Pet.2.15. male among the little ones, and kill every woman that hath known man by Iving with 3 him.

18 But all the women children,m ch 25.9. that have not known a man by

lying with him, keep alive for n Ju.21.11. yourselves.

0 ch.5.2.

19 And do ye ahide without the 3 a male. camp seven days: whosoever o hath killed any person, and whosoever hath touched any slain, purity both yourselves and your captives on the third day, and on the seventh day.

20 And purify all your raiment, and all 4 that is made of skins, and all work of goats' hair, and all things made of wood.


4 instrument, or, vessel of


21 ¶ And Eleazar the priest said p ch. 19.9,17. unto the inen of war which went to the battle. This is the ordinance q Lev. 11.25. of the law which the LORD commanded Moses;

5 of the captivity.

1Sa.30.24. Ps.68.12.

22 Only the gold, and the silver, the brass, the iron, the tin, and the lead, 23 Every thing that may abide the Jos.22.8. fire, ye shall make it go through the fire, and it shall be clean; nevertheless it shall be purified p with the water of separation: and all that abideth not the fire ye shall make go through the water.

24 And q ye shall wash your clothes on the seventh day, and ye shall be clean, and afterward ye shall come into the camp.

25 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

26 Take the sum of the prey 5 that was taken, both of man and of beast, thou, and Eleazar the priest, and the chief fathers of the congregation:

27 And divider the prey into two parts; between them that took the war upon them, who went out to battle, and between all the congregation.

s Ge.14.20. Jos.6.19. 2Sam.8.11, 12.


t ver.30,47. ch. 18.26.

u ver.42.47.

6 or, goats.

v 1Cor.9.13, 14.

w ch.3.7,&c.

28 And levy a tribute s unto the LORD of the men of war which went out to battle: one t soul of five hundred, both of the persons, and of the beeves, and of the asses, x ch.18.8.19. and of the sheep:

29 Take it of their half, and give it unto Eleazar the priest, for any ver.30. heave offering of the LORD.

30 And of the children of Israel's

31 And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as the LORD commanded Moses.

32 And the booty, being the rest of the prey which the men of war had caught, was six hundred thousand and seventy thousand and five thousand sheep,

33 And threescore and twelve thousand beeves,

34 And threescore and one thousand asses,

35 And thirty and two thousand persons in all, of women that had not known man by lying with him. 36 And the half which was the portion of them that went out to war, was in number three hundred thousand and seven and thirty thousand and five hundred sheep: 37 And the LORD'S tribute of the sheep was six hundred and threescore and fifteen.

38 And the beeves were thirty and six thousand; of which the LORD'S tribute was threescore and twelve.

39 And the asses were thirty thousand and five hundred; of which the LORD's tribute was threescore and one.

40 And the persons were sixteen thousand; of which the LORD'S tribute was thirty and two persons. 41 And Moses gave the tribute, which was the LORD's heave offering, unto Eleazar the priest, as z the LORD commanded Moses.

42 And of the children of Israel's half, which Moses divided from the men that warred,

43 (Now the half that pertained unto the congregation was three hundred thousand and thirty thousand and seven thousand and five hundred sheep,

44 And thirty and six thousand beeves,

45 And thirty thousand asses and five hundred,

46 And sixteen thousand persons:) 47 Even y of the children of lsrael's half, Moses took one portion of fifty, both of man and of beast, and gave them unto the Levites. which kept the charge of the tabernacle of the LORD; as the LORD commanded Moses.

48 T And the officers which were over thousands of the host, the captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, came near unto Moses:

The Reubenites and Gadites

NUMBERS, XXXII. 49 And they said unto Moses, Thy B. C. 1452. servants have taken the sum of the men of war which are under our 7 charge, and there lacketh not one

man of us.

50 We have therefore brought an oblation for the LORD, what every man hath 8 gotten, of jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, ear-rings, and tablets, to make z an atonement for our souls before the LORD.

51 And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of them, even all wrought jewels.

7 hand.

8 found.
z Ex.30.12,

9 heave
a Deut.20.14.


(CHAP. 32.)
a ver.35.

sue for an inheritance. 9 For when they went up unto the valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, they discouraged the heart of the children of Israel, that they should not go into the land which the LORD had given them.

10 And the LORD'S anger was kindled the same time, and he sware, saying,

11 Surely none of the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob; because m they have not 2 wholly folJos. 13.25.lowed me: 2San.24.5. Is. 16.8,9.

52 And all the gold of the 9 offer-
ing that they offered up to the
LORD, of the captains of thousands,
and of the captains of hundreds. b Jer.50.19.
was sixteen thousand seven hun-
dred and fifty shekels.


c Ge. 13.2.5.

d Is. 15.2,4.
e ver.36,

53 (For the men of war had a taken spoil, every man for himself.) 54 And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into the tabernacle of the congregation, for b a memorial f Ju.11.26. for the children of Israel before g ver.3S, the LORD.

CHAPTER XXXII. The Reubenites and Gadites sue for their inheritance on that sule Jordan. TOW the children of Reuben, NOW and the children of Gad, had a very great multitude of cattle: and when they saw the land of Jazer, a and the land of b Gilead, that, behold, the place was a place c for cattle;

2 The children of Gad, and the children of Reuben, came and spake unto Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and unto the princes of the congregation, saying,

3 Ataroth, and Dibon, d'and Jazer, and Nimrah, e and Heshbon, ƒ and Elealeh, and Shebam, g and Nebo, and Beon, h


h ver.38,
1 break.
Acts 21.13.

k ch.13.3-26.
Deut. 1.22.

7 ch. 14.11.29.
Deut. 1.35.
m ch.14.24,
Jos. 14.8,9.
2 fulfilled.
after me.
n ch.14.33-


12 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite, and Joshua the son of Nun; for they have wholly followed the LORD.

13 And the LORD's anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them n wander in the wilderness forty years, until o all the generation that had done evil in the sight of the LORD was consumed.

14 And behold, ye are risen up in your fathers' stead, an increase p of sinful men, to augment q yet the fierce anger of the LORD toward Israel.

15 For if r ye turn away from after him, he will yet again leave s them in the wilderness; and ye shall destroy all this people.

16 And they came near unto him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones:

17 But wet ourselves will go ready armed before the children of Israel, until we have brought them unto their place: and our little ones shall dwell in the fenced cities, because of the inhabitants of the land.

18 We u will not return unto our houses, until the children of Israel o ch.26.64,65. have inherited every man his inheritance:

1Cor. 10.5.

He.3. 16-19.

4 Even the country i which the
LORD Smote before the congrega-
tion of Israel, is a land for cattle, Ps.78.57.
and thy servants have cattle:

q Ne. 13. 18.

19 For we will not inherit with them on yonder side Jordan, or forward; because v our inheritance is fallen to us on this side Jordan

5 Wherefore, said they, if we have
found grace in thy sight, let this r Deut.30.17. eastward.
land be given unto thy servants for
a possession, and bring us not over

Jos.22.16, 18. 2Chr.7.19. 15.2.

6 And Moses said unto the
children of Gad and to the children s ch.14.35.
of Reuben, Shall your brethren got Jos.4. 12,13.
to war, and shall ye sit here?

u Jos.22.4.
v ver.33.

20 And w Moses said unto them, If ye will do this thing, if ye will go armed before the LORD to war,

21 And will go all of you armed over Jordan before the LORD, until he hath driven out his enemies from before him,

22 And the land be subdued a before the LORD; then afterward y &c. ye shall return and be guiltless be

Jos. 13.8.
w Deut.3.18,

7 And wherefore I discourage ye the heart of the children of Israel from going over into the land which the LORD hath given them? 8 Thus did your fathers, when k I x Jos. 18.1. fore the LORD, and before Israel; sent them from Kadesh-barnea to y Jos.22.4,9.and this land shall be your possessee the land.

sion before the LORD.

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44.16. Ps.90.S. 139.11. Pr. 13.21. Is.59.12.

1 Cor.4.5. a ver. 16,34, &c.

b Jos. 1.13,14. c Jos.4.12.

d ver.20. e De.3.12-17. 29.8. Jos. 12.6.

26 Our little ones, our wives, our flocks, and all our cattle, shall be there in the cities of Gilead: 27 But c thy servants will pass over, every man armed for war, before the LORD to battle, as my lord saith. 28 So concerning them Moses commanded Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the fch.21.24,33. chief fathers of the tribes of the g ch.33.45,46. children of Israel: h Deut.2.36. ver. 1,3, Jazer. k ver.3. Nimrah.

29 And d Moses said unto them, If the children of Gad and the child-i ren of Reuben will pass with you over Jordan, every man armed to battle, before the LORD, and the land shall be subdued before you; then ye shall give them the land of Gilead for a possession:

7 ver.24.

m ch.21.27.

30 But if they will not pass over with you armed, they shall have n Is.46.1. possessions among you in the land of Canaan.

31 And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered, saying, As the LORD hath said unto thy servants, so will we do.

32 We will pass over armed before the LORD into the land of Canaan, that the possession of our inheritance on this side Jordan may be our's.

0 ch.22.41.

1 they called

by names the names of the cities.

p See ver.3. Ex.23.13. Jos.23.7.

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Journeys of the Israelites.

39 And the children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead, and took it, and dispossessed the Amorite which was in it.

40 And Moses gave Gilead q unto Machir the son of Manasseh; and he dwelt therein.

41 And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took the small towns thereof, and called them Havothjair.r

42 And Nobah went and took Kenath, and the villages thereof, and called it Nobah, after his own


CHAPTER XXXIII. Two and forty journeys of the Israelites.

THES HESE are the journeys of the children of Israel, which went forth out of the land of Egypt with their armies, under the hand of Moses and Aaron.

2 And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys, by the commandment of the LORD: and these are their journeys according to their goings out.

3 And they departed a from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth b day of the first month; on the morrow after the passover the children of Israel went out with c an high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians.

4 For the Egyptians buried all their firstborn, which d the LORD had smitten among them: upon their gods e also the LORD executed judgments.

5 And the children of Israel removed from f Rameses, and pitched in Succoth.

6 And g they departed from Succoth, and pitched in Etham, which is in the edge of the wilderness.

7 And h they removed from Etham, and turned again unto Pi-hahiroth, which is before Baal-zephon: and they pitched before Migdol.

8 And they departed from before Pi-hahiroth, and passed i through the midst of the sea into the wilderness, and went three days' journey in the wilderness of Etham, and pitched in Marah.

9 And they removed from Marah, and camek unto Elim: and in Elim were twelve fountains of water, and threescore and ten palmtrees; and they pitched there.

10 And they removed from Elim, and encamped by the Red sea.

11 And they removed from the Red sea, and encamped in the wilderness of Sin.

12 And they took their journey out of the wilderness of Sin, and encamped in Dophkah.

Two and forty journeys

NUMBERS, XXXIII. 13 And they departed from Doph-| B. C. 1452. kah, and encamped in Alush.


14 And they removed from Alush, m Ex. 17.1. and encamped m at Rephidim, where was no water for the people n Ex. 16.1.

to drink.

15 And they departed from Rephidim, and pitched in the wilderness n of Sinai.

16 And they removed from the desert of Sinai, and pitched at 1 Kibroth-hattaavah.o


1 that is, the graves of lust. o ch.11.31. p ch.11.35. q ch.12.16. r Deut. 10.6, Mosera.

17 And they departed from Kibroth-hattaavah, and p encampeds at Hazeroth.

18 And they departed from Hazeroth, and pitched in Rithmah.g 19 And they departed from Rithmah, and pitched at Rimmon-pa


20 And they departed from Rimmon-parez and pitched in Libnah. 21 And they removed from Libnah, and pitched at Rissah.

1Chr.1.42. t Deut. 10.7, Gudgodah. u Deut. 10.7, Jotbath. v Deut.2.8. IKI.9.26, Eziongeber. IKI.22.48.

w ch.20.1.




22 And they journeyed from Ris-x ch.20.22, sah, and pitched in Kehelathah. 23 And they went from Kehelathah, and pitched in mount Sha-y ch.20.25pher.

24 And they removed from mount Shapher, and encamped in Haradah.

28. Deut. 10.6.


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31 And they departed from Mose-h ch.25.1. roth, and pitched in Bene-jaakan. Jos.2.1. 32 And they removed from Bene-i Deut.9.1. jaakan, s and encamped at Hor- Jos.3.17. hagidgad.t k Ex.23.24,

33 And they went from Horhagidgad, and pitched in Jotbathah.u

34 And they removed from Jotbathah, and encamped at Ebronahi. 35 And they departed from Ebro-1 nah, and u encamped at Ezion-4 gaber.

36 And they removed from Eziongaber, and pitched in the wilder-5 ness w of Zin, which is Kadesh.

37 And they removed from Kadesh and pitched in mount Hor, in the edge of the land of Edom.

38 Andy Aaron the priest went up into mount Hor, at the commandment of the LORD, and died there, in the fortieth year after the children of Israel were come out!

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of the Israelites.

[of the land of Egypt, in the first day of the fifth month.

39 And Aaron was an hundred and twenty and three years old when he died in mount Hor.

40 And king Arad z the Canaanite, which dwelt in the south, in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the children of Israel.

41 And they departed from mount Hor, a and pitched in Zalmonah. 42 And they departed from Zalmonah, and pitched in Punon. 43 And they departed from Punon, and pitched in Oboth.b

44 And they departed from Oboth, and pitched in 2 Ije-abarim, c in the border of Moab.

45 And they departed from Iim, and pitched in Dibon-gad.d

46 And they removed from Dibongad, and encamped in Almondibla


47 And they removed from Almondiblathaim, and f pitched in the mountains of Abarim, before Nebo. 48 And they departed from the mountains of Abarim, g and pitched in the plains of Moab, by Jordan near Jericho.

49 And they pitched by Jordan, from Beth-jesimoth even unto 3 Abel-shittim in h the plains of Moab.

50 And the LORD spake unto Moses in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying,

51 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ve are passed over Jordan, into the land of Canaan;

52 Then k ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and destroy all their molten images, and quite pluck down all their high places:

53 And ye shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land, and dwell therein for I have given you the land to possess it.

51 And ye shall divide the land by lot for an inheritance among your families; and to the more ve shall 4 give the more inheritance, and to the fewer ye shall give 5 the less inheritance: every man's inheritance shall be in the place where his lot falleth; according to the tribes of your fathers ye shall inherit.

55 But m if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the land wherein ye dwell.

Borders of the land.

NUMBERS, XXXIV, XXXV. Those who shall divide it.

56 Moreover, it shall come to pass, B. C. 1452. [of their fathers, and the tribe of that I shall do unto you, as I thought

to do unto them.


the children of Gad according to the house of their fathers, have received their inheritance, and half Iceived their inheritance:

The borders of the land. 16 The (CHAP. 34.) the tribe of Manasseh have re

names of the men which shall divide the land.

ND the LORD spake unto Moses,

A saying,

a Jos. 15.1,&c.

b Ge. 14.3.

2 Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come mto the land of Canaan; (this is the land that shall fall unto you for an c ch.13.26. inheritance, even the land of Ca- 32.8. naan, with the coasts thereof:) 3 Then a your south quarter shall be from the wilderness of Zin, along by the coast of Edom, and your south border shall be the outmost coast of the salt sea b eastward:

4 And your border shall turn from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass on to Zin: and thei going forth thereof shall be from the south to c Kadesh-barnea, and shall go on to Hazar-addar, and pass on to Azmon.

5 And the border shall fetch a compass from Azmon unto the river of Egypt, d and the goings out of it shall be at the sea.

6 And as for the western border, ye shall even have the great sea for a border: this shall be your west border.

7 And this shall be your north border from the great sea ye shall point out for you mount e Hor:

8 From mount Hor ye shall point out your border unto the entrance of Hamath; and the goings forth of the border shall be to g Zedad:

d Ge. 15. 18.

e ch.33.37.

fch. 13.21.



g Eze.47.15.

h Eze.47.17.

i 2Ki.23.33.


k Deut.3.17.

Jos. 11.2.

I ver. 1.

Jos. 14.2.

9 And the border shall go on to) Ziphron, and the goings out of it. shall be at Hazar-enan: h this m ch.32.33. shall be your north border.

10 And ye shall point out your east border from Hazar-enan to Shepham:


11 And the coast shall go down from Shepham to Riblah, on the n Jos.14.1. east side of Ain; and the border | shall descend, and shall reach unto the 1 side of the sea of Chinnereth k eastward.

0 ch.1.4–16.

12 And the border shall go down to Jordan, and the goings out of it p ver. 18. shall be at the salt sea: this shall be your land, with the coasts thereof round about.

15 The two tribes and the half tribe have received their inheritance on this side Jordan near Jericho eastward, toward the sunrising.

16 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

17 These are the names of the men which shall divide the land unto you; n Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun.

18 And ye shall take one prince o of every tribe, to divide the land by inheritance.

19 And the names of the men are these: of the tribe of Judah, Caleb the son of Jephunneh.

20 And of the tribe of the children of Simeon, Shemuel the son of Ammihud.

21 Of the tribe of Benjamin, Elidad the son of Chislon.

22 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Dan, Bukki the son of Jogli.

23 The prince of the children of Joseph, for the tribe of the children of Manasseh, Hauniel the son of Ephod.

24 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Ephraim, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan.

25 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Zebulun, Elizaphan the son of Parnach.

26 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Issachar, Paltiel the son of Azzan.

27 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Asher, Ahihud the son of Shelomi.

28 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Naphtali, Pedahel the son of Ammihud.

29 These p are they whom the LORD commanded to divide the inheritance unto the children of Israel in the land of Canaan.

CHAPTER XXXV. 1 Eight and forty cities given to the Levites: 6 six of them to be cities of refuge. 9 The laws concerning murder.

(CHAP. 35.) AND the LORD spake unto Moses

13 And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, This is a Jos. 14.3,4. the land which ye shall inherit by 21.2,&c. lot, which the LORD commanded Eze.45. 1, to give unto the nine tribes, and to &c. the half tribe:

14 Form the tribe of the children of Reuben according to the house

in the plains of Moab, by Jordan near Jericho, saying,

2 Command a the children of Israel, that they give unto the Levites, of the inheritance of their possession, cities to dwell in; and 48.8,&c. ye shall give also unto the Levites suburbs for the cities round about them.

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