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The cities of the Levites.

B. C. 1452.

3 And the cities shall they have to dwell in; and the suburbs of them shall be for their cattle, and for their goods, and for all their beasts. 4 And the suburbs b of the cities, which ye shall give unto the Levites, shall reach from the wall of the city and outward, a thousand cubits round about.

5 And ye shall measure from without the city on the east side two thousand cubits, and on the south side two thousand cubits, and on the west side two thousand cubits, and on the north side two thousand cubits; and the city shall be in the midst this shall be to them the suburbs of the cities.

6 And among the cities which ye shall give unto the Levites, there shall be six cities c for refuge, which ye shall appoint for the man-slayer, that he may flee thither: and i to them ye shall add forty and two


b 2Chr.11.14.

c ver. 13,14.

21.3. 13,&c.

above them
ye shall

d Jos.21.41.
e Jos.21.3.

2 they in-

g Deut. 19.2.

k Ex.21.13.
3 by error.

i Deut. 19.6. 7 So all the cities which ye shall Jos.20.3-6 give to the Levites shall be fortyk ver.6. and eight d cities: them shall ye give with their suburbs.

8 And the cities which ye shall give shall be of the possessione of the children of Israel: from f them that have many ye shall give many; but from them that have few ye shall give few: every one shall give of his cities unto the Levites, according to his inheritance which 2 he inheriteth.


And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,

10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When g ye be come over Jordan into the land of Canaan;

11 Then h ye shall appoint you cities to be cities of refuge for you; that the slayer may flee thither, which killeth any person 3 at una


12 And they shall be unto you cities for refuge from the avenger; i that the man-slayer die not, until he stand before the congregation in judgment.

13 And of these cities which ye shall give, six k cities shall ye have for refuge.

14 Ye shall give three l cities on this side Jordan, and three cities shall ye give in the land of Canaan, which shall be cities of refuge.

I Deut.4.41. Jos.20.8. m ch. 15. 16.

Lev.24.22. n Ex.21.12,



Deut. 19.11,


4 a stone of the hand.

o ver.21.24,


De. 19.6,12. Jos.20.3.5. p Ge.4.5,8.

The laws of murder.

he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

17 And if he smite him with 4 throwing a stone, wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

18 Or if he smite him with an hand-weapon of wood, wherewitn he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall surely be put to death.

19 The o revenger of blood himself shall slay the murderer: when he meeteth him, he shall slay him.

20 But if he thrust him of hatred, por hurl at him by laying a of wait, that he die;

21 Or in enmity smite him with his hand, that he die: he that smote him shall surely be put to death; for he is a murderer: the revenger of blood shall slay the murderer, when he meeteth him. 22 But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or have cast upon him any thing without laying of wait,

23 Or with any stone, wherewith a man may die, seeing him not, and cast it upon him, that he die, and was not his enemy, neither sought his harm:

24 Then the congregation r shall judge between the slayer and the revenger of blood according to these judgments:

25 And the congregation shall deliver the slayer out of the hand of the revenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore him to the city of his refuge, whither he was fled and he shall abide in it unto the death of the high priest, which was anointed s with the holy oil.

26 But if the slayer shall at any 2Sam.3.27. time come without the border of 20.10. the city of his refuge, whither he was fled;


32. Pr.26.24. q Ex.21.14.

De. 19.11. * ver. 12. Jos.20.6.

8 Ex.29.7.


no blood

shall be
to him,

15 These six cities shall be a refuge, both for the children of Israel,t ch.27.11. and for the stranger, m and for the u Deut.17.6. Sojourner among them; that every one that killeth any person unawares may flee thither.

16 And n if he smite him with an instrument of iron so that he die,


Mat. 18.16.


Heb. 10.28.

27 And the revenger of blood find him without the borders of the city of his refuge, and the revenger of blood kill the slayer; 5 he shall not be guilty of blood:

28 Because he should have remained in the city of his refuge until the death of the high priest; but after the death of the high priest the slayer shall return into the land of his possession.

29 So these things shall be for a statute of t judgment unto you, throughout your generations, in all your dwellings.

30 Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be put to death by. the mouth of witnesses: u but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die.

The inheritance

of daughters. their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers.

NUMBERS, XXXVI. 31 Moreover, ye shall take no B. C. 1451. satisfaction for the life of a murderer, which is 6 guilty of death: 6 faulty to but he shall be surely put to death.

32 And ye shall take no satisfaction for him that is fled to the city of his refuge, that he should come again to dwell in the land, until the death of the priest.

33 So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are: for blood it v defileth the land: and 7 the land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but w by the blood of him that shed it.

34 Defile not a therefore the land which ye shall inhabit, wherein I dwell for Iy the LORD dwell] among the children of Israel.


The inconvenience of the inheritance of daughters is remedied.


v 2Ki.24.4.
Ps. 106.38.
there can
be no ex-

piation for
the land.
w Ge.9.6.
x Lev. 18.25.


y Ex.29.45,


(CHAP. 36.)
a ch.26.29.

AND the chief fathers of the fa-b ch.26.55.

milies of the children of Gilead,

a the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph, came near, and spake before Moses, and before the princes, the chief fathers of the children of Israel:

Jos. 17.3.

c ch.27.1,7.
unto whom
they shall

d Lev.25.10,


2 And they said, The LORD b commanded my lord to give the land for an inheritance by lot to the children of Israel: and c my lord e ch.27.7. was commanded by the LORD to 2 be wives. give the inheritance of Zelophehad f ver. 12. our brother unto his daughters.


2Cor.6.14. 3 cleave to.

g IKI.21.3.

3 And if they be married to any of the sons of the other tribes of the children of Israel, then shall their inheritance be taken from the inheritance of our fathers, and shall h 1Ch.23.22. be put to the inheritance of the i 2Ch.30.12. tribe whereunto they are receiv-k ch.27.1. ed: so shall it be taken from the 4 to some lot of our inheritance.

that were
of the

4 And when the jubilee d of the children of Israel shall be, then shall their inheritance be put unto 7 ch.26.3. the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they are received: so shall


5 And Moses commanded the children of Israel according to the word of the LORD, saying, The tribe of the sons of Joseph hath said e well.

6 This is the thing which the LORD doth command concerning the daughters of Zelophehad, saying, Let them 2 marry to whom they think best; only to the family of the tribe of their father shall they marry:

7 So shall not the inheritance of the children of Israel remove from tribe to tribe; for every one of the children of Israel shall 3 keep g himself to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers.

8 And h every daughter, that possesseth an inheritance in any tribe of the children of Israel, shall be wife unto one of the family of the tribe of her father, that the children of Israel may enjoy every man the inheritance of his fathers.

9 Neither shall the inheritance remove from one tribe to another tribe; but every one of the tribes of the children of Israel shall keep himself to his own inheritance.

10 Even i as the LORD commanded Moses, so did the daughters of Zelophehad:

11 For k Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, were married unto their father's brothers' sons.

12 And they were married 4 into the families of the sons of Manasseh, the son of Joseph; and their inheritance remained in the tribe of the family of their father.

13 These are the commandments and the judgments which the LORD commanded, by the hand of Moses unto the children of Israel, I in the plains of Moab, by Jordan near Jericho.


The Fifth Book of MOSES, called DEUTERONOMY.

Year before the Common Year of Christ, 1451....Julian Period, 3263....Creation from Tisri, or September, 2553.

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1 Moses' speech rehearsing the story of God's promise. 19 Of sending a Jos.9.1,10. the spies to search the land.

HESE be the words which Mo-1 or, Suph.

Tses spake unto all Israel on b Nu.21.24,

this a side Jordan, in the wilderness, in the plain over against the 1 Red sea, between Paran and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab.

2 (There are eleven days' journey from Horeb, by the way of mount Seir, unto Kadesh-barnea.)

3 And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spake unto the children of Israel, according unto all that the LORD had given him in commandment unto them;

4 After he had slain b Sihon the king of the Amorites, which dwelt in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, which dwelt at Astaroth in Edrei:

5 On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying,


Jos. 13.12.

c Ex.3.1.

d Ex. 19.1. Nu. 10.11.

2 all his neighbours. 3 given.

e Ge. 12.7.

22.16-18. 25.3.4.


f Ex. 18. 18. Nu.11.14.

g ch.10.22. Ge.15.5.

h 2Sam.24.3.

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7 Turnd you, and take your jour-k Ex.18.25. ney, and go to the mount of the s gave. Amorites, and unto 2 all the places nigh thereunto, in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the sea-side, to the land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto the great river, the river Euphrates.

8 Behold, I have 3 set the land before you go in and possess the land which the LORD Sware e unto your fathers, Abraham. Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them, and to their seed after them. 9 And I spake unto you at that time, saying, I am f not able to bear you myself alone:

7 ch. 16. 18. Jno.7.24. m Lev.24.22. 6 acknowledge faces.

Lev. 19.15.


o Jer. 1.17. p 2Chr. 19.6. q Nu. 10.12. r ch.8.15.

32.10. Jer.2.6.

10 The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are this day as the stars g of heaven for Nu. 13.26. multitude.

11 (The LORD h God of your fathers make you a thousand times so many more as ye are, and bless you, as he hath promised you!) 12 alone

your cumbrance, and your burden,

and your strife?'

134 Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.

14 And ye answered me, and said, The thing which thou hast spoken is good for us to do.

15 So I took k the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and 5 made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.

16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge? righteously between every man and his brother, and the stranger m that is with him.

17 Ye shall not respect persons n in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be o afraid of the face of man; for the p judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it. 18 And I commanded you at that time all the things which ye should do.

19 And when we departed from Horeb, we went q through all that great and terrible wilderness r which ye saw by the way of the mountain of the Amorites, as the LORD our God commanded us; and we came s to Kadesh-barnea.

20 And I said unto you, Ye are come unto the mountain of the Amorites, which the LORD our God doth give unto us.

21 Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee go up and possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.

22 T And ye came near unto me

A repetition

of former things.

me for your sakes, saying, Thou also shalt not go in thither.

DEUTERONOMY, II. every one of you, and said, We will B. C. 1451. send men before us, and they shall search us out the land, and bring t Nu.13.3,&c. us word again by what way we u Nu. 14.1.&c. must go up, and into what cities we shall come.

23 And the saving pleased me well and It took twelve men of you, one of a tribe:

24 And they turned, and went up into the mountain, and came unto the valley of Eshcol, and searched it out.

25 And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands, and brought it down unto us, and brought us word again, and said, It is a good land which the LORD our God doth give us.

26 Notwithstanding u ye would not go up, but rebelled against the i commandment of the LORD your God:

27 And ye murmured in your tents, and said, Because the LORD hated v us, he hath brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destrov us.

28 Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart, saving, The people is greater w and taller than we, the cities are great and walled up to heaven: and, moreover, we have seen the sons

of the x Anakims there.

29 Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them.

30 The LORD your God, which goeth before you, he y shall fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your


Ps. 106.24,

v ch.9.28.

7 melted



w ch.9.1.2.
a Nu. 13.28,

y Ex.14.14,



Rom. 8.37.

ch.32.11, 12.
Ex. 19.4.
Is. 40.11.
Hos. 11.3.

Acts 13.18.
a Ps. 106.24.

Jude 5.
b Ex. 13.21,


c Nu, 10.33.

d ch.2.14,15.
e Nu.14.22,



fulfilled to

go after. fch.3.23-25. 4.21;34.4.

38 But Joshua g the son of Nun, which standeth before thee, he

shall go in thither. Encourage h

him: for he shall cause Israel to inherit it.

39 Moreover, i your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and your children, which in that day had no knowledge k between good and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess it.

40 But as for you, turn you, and take your journey into the wilderness, by the way of the Red sea.

41 Then m ye answered and said unto me, We have sinned against the LORD, we will go up and fight, according to all that the LORD our God commanded us. And when ve had girded on every man his weapons of war, ye were ready to go up into the hill.

42 And the LORD said unto me, Say unto them, Go not up, neither fight; for I am not among n you; lest ye be smitten before your enemies.

43 So I spake unto you; and ye would not hear, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD, and 9 went presumptuously up into the hill.

44 And the Amorites, which dwelt in that mountain, came out against you, and chased you, as bees o do, and destroyed you in Seir, even unto Nu.20.12. Hormah. 27.13.14. 45 And ye returned, and wept before the LORD; but the LORD would not hearken to your voice, nor give ear unto you.

Ps. 106.32.

31 And in the wilderness, where g Nu. 14.30. thou hast seen how that the LORD


thy God bare z thee, as a man doth h ch.31.7,23.
bear his son, in all the way that yei Nu. 14.31.
went, until ye came into this place. k Rom.9.11.
32 Yet in this thing ye did not a
believe the LORD your God,
33 Who went b in the way before
you, to search c you out a place to
pitch your tents in, in fire by night,
to shew you by what way ye should
go, and in a cloud by day.

34 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and d sware, saying,

35 Surely e there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see that good land, which I sware to give unto your fathers,

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20. 1,22. Ju.11.17. 36 Save Caleb the son of Jephun- (CHAP. 2.) neh; he shall see it; and to him a ch. 1.40. will I give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his children, b ver.7.14. because he hath & wholly followed the LORD.

37 Alsof the LORD was angry with¦·


c Nu.20.14.

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The story is continued, that they were
not to meddle with the Edomites,
Moabites, nor Ammonites, etc.
THEN we turned, and took our
journey into the wilderness, by
the way of the Red sea, as a the
LORD spake unto me; and we com-
passed mount Seir many days.

2 And the LORD spake unto me, saying,

3 Ye have compassed this mountain long b enough: turn you northward.

4 And command thou the people, saying, Ye care to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed unto yourselves therefore:

5 Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land,

Israelites forbidden to meddle DEUTERONOMY, II. with the Edomites, Moabites.

1 no, not so much as a foot breadth, because d I have given mount Seir unto Esau for a possession.

6 Ye shall buy meat of them for money, that ye may eat; and ye shall also buy water of them for money, that ye may drink.

For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the workse of thy hand; he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness : these f forty years the LORD thy God hath been with thee, thou hast lacked nothing.

8 And g when we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath, h and from Ezion-gaber, we turned, and passed by the way of the wilder-i ness of Moab.

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1 even to the treading of the sole of the foot. d Ge.36.8. Jos.24.4. e Ps.90.17. fch.8.2-4.

29.5. Ne.9.21. Lu.22.35. g Ju.11.18. 1Ki.9.26. 2 or, use no hostility against Moab.


Ge. 19.36,37.

Nu. 13.22,23.

9 And the LORD said unto me, 2 Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle; for I m ch.9.2. will not give thee of their land for a possession, because I have given in Ge.14.6. Ar unto the k children of Lot for a 3 inherited possession. them.

10 (The Emims / dwelt therein in 4 or room. times past, a people great, and 5 or, valley. many, and tall, as the m Anakims; o Nu.21.12. 11 Which also were accounted P Nu. 13.26. q Nu. 14.32, giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call them Emims.

33. 26.64.

r ch.1.34,35. Nu. 14.35. Ps.95.11. Eze.20.15. Ps.78.33. 106.26.

12 The Horims n also dwelt in Seir before-time; but the children of Esau 3 succeeded them, when they had destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their 4 stead;s as Israel did unto the land of his possession, which the LORD gave unto them.) 13 Now rise up, said 1, and get you u Ge.19.36over the 5 brook Zered: o and we went over the brook Zered.

t 1Cor. 10.5.


v Ge. 14.5.



14 And the space in which we came from Kadesh-barnea, until w ver. 10. We were come over the 5 brook x Ge.36.20, Zered, was thirty and eight years; until all g the generation of the men of war were wasted out from among the host, as r the LORD Sware unto them.

15 For indeed the hands of the LORD was against them, to destroy t them from among the host, until they were consumed.

16 So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed, and dead from among the people, 17 That the LORD spake unto me,

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y Jos. 13.3.
z Jer.25.20.
a Ge. 10. 14.
b Nu.21.13,



cEx. 15.14-16. Jos.2.9.10. d ch.20.10. Nu.21.21,22. If Nu. 20.18.

19 And when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon, distress them not, nor meddle; with them: for I will not give thee of the land of the children of Am


h Ex. 4.21.

11.10. Jos.11.20. Ro.9.18.22. Nu.21.23,


mon any possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot u for a possession.

20 (That also was accounted a land of giants; giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims; v

21 A people great, w and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead:

22 As he did to the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, when he destroyed the x Horims from before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead even unto this day:

23 And the y Avims which dwelt in Hazerim, even unto Azzah, z the a Caphtorims, which came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.)

24 Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass b over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thy hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: 6 begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.

25 This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the c fear of thee upon the nations that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee.

26 And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth, unto Sihon king of Heshbon, with words of peace, d saying,

27 Let e me pass through thy land: I will go along by the highway; I will neither turn unto the right hand nor to the left.

28 Thou shalt sell me meat for money, that 1 may eat; and give me water for money, that I may drink: only I will pass through on my feet;

29 (Asfthe children of Esau which dwell in Seir, and the Moabites which dwell in Ar, did unto me ;) until I shall pass over Jordan, into the land which the LORD our God giveth us.

30 But Sihong king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the LORD thy God hardened h his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day. 31 And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land before thee: begin to possess, that thou mayest inherit his land.

32 Then i Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, to fight at Jahaz.

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