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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
The borders of the land. 16 The (CHAP. 34.) the tribe of Manasseh have renames of the men which shall divide ceived their inheritance: the land.
AND the LORD spake unto Moses,
15 The two tribes and the half tribe have received their inheritance on this side Jordan near Jericho eastward, toward the sunrising.
2 Command the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye come into 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:)
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.
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 beastward:
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.
a Jos. 15.1, &c.
b Ge. 14.3.
d Ge. 15. 18.
4 And your border shall turn from the south to the ascent of Akrabbim, and pass on to Zin: and the going forth thereof shall be from the south to c Kadesh-barnea, and shall go on to Hazar-addar, and g Eze.47.15. pass on to Azmon.
5 And the border shall fetch ah Eze.47.17. the children of Dan, Bukki the son 22 And the prince of the tribe of
23 The prince of the children of Joseph, for the tribe of the children of Manasseh, Hanniel the son of Ephod.
24 And the prince of the tribe of the children of Ephraim, Kemuel the son of Shiphtan.
14 Form the tribe of the children of Reuben according to the house
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 Hanath; fand the goings forth of the border shall be to g Zedad:
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 then 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.
Z ver. 1.
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.
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.
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 Aumihud.
29 These p are they whom the LORD commanded to divide the inheritance unto the children of Israel in the land of Canaan.
(CHAP. 35.) AND the LORD spake unto Moses
in the plains of Moab, by Jordan near Jericho, saying,
13 And Moses commanded the
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.
1 Eight and forty cities given to the Levites: 6 six of them to be cities of refuge. 9 The laws concerning murder.
The cities of the Levites.
NUMBERS, XXXV. 3 And the cities shall they have to B. C. 1452. dwell in; and the suburbs of them shall be for their cattle, and forb 2Chr.11.14. 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 eubits 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.
c ver. 13,14.
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
2 they in-
8 And the cities which ye shall give shall be of the possession e of the children of Israel: from ƒ 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
10 Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When g ye be come over Jordan into the land of Canaan;
g Deut. 19.2.
15 These six cities shall be a refuge, both for the children of Israel, and for the stranger, m and for the 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,
12 And they shall be unto you cities for refuge from the avenger; ? that the man-slayer die not, until he stand before the congregation in judgment.
4 a stone of
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 anointeds with the holy oil.
27. De. 19.6,12. Jos.20.3.5.
* ver. 12.
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:
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.
NUMBERS, XXXVI. 31 Moreover, ye shall take no B. C. 1451. satisfuction for the life of a murderer, which is 6 guilty of death: but he shall be surely put to death.
The inconvenience of the inheritance of daughters is remedied.
6 faulty to die.
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 I cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein, but w by the blood of him that shed it.
31 Defile not z therefore the land which ye shall inhabit, wherein I dwell: for Iy the LORD dwell among the children of Israel. CHAPTER XXXVI
v 2Ki.24.4. Ps. 106.38. Mi.4.11. Mat.23.31
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:
there can be no ex
piation for the land.
w Ge.9.6. x Lev.18.25.
Deut.21.23. Ex.29.45, 46. IKI.6.13. 2Cor.6.16.
(CHAP. 36.) a ch.26.29.
fa- 6 ch.26.55.
33.54. Jos. 17.3.
c ch.27.1,7. unto whom they shall be.
2 And they said, The LORDb 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 our brother unto his daughters.
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 be put to the inheritance of the i2Ch.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 families. I ch.26.3. 33.50.
4 And when the jubilee d of the children of Israel shall be, then shall their inheritance be put unto the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they are received: so shall
f ver. 12.
of daughters. their inheritance be taken away from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers.
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.
2Cor.6.14. 3 cleave to.
The Fifth Book of MOSES, called DEUTERONOMY.
Year before the Common Year of Christ, 1451....Julian Period, 3263....Creation from Tisri, or September, 2553.
2 (There are eleven days' journey from Horeb, by the way of mount Seir, unto Kadesh-barnea.)
35. Jos. 13.12.
d Ex. 19.1. Nu. 10.11.
2 all his neighbours. 3 given.
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 m of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying,
6 The LORD our God spake unto usi 1Ki.3.7-9. in Horeb, c saying. Ye have dwelt long enough in this mount:
7 Turnd you, and take your jour-k Ex. 18.25. ney, and go to the mount of the 5 gave. Amorites, and unto all the places 1 ch.16.18. 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 o Jer. 1. 17. Jacob, to give unto them, and to their seed after them.
P 2Chr. 19.6.
e Ge. 12.7. 22.16-18. 25.3.4.
fEx. 18. 18. Nu.11.14.
g ch.10.22. Ge.15.5.
m Lev.24.22. e acknowledge faces. n Lev.19.15.
9 And I spake unto you at that time, saying, I am f not able to bear you myself alone:
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 How i can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife?
13 4 Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.
19 And when we departed from Horeb, we went a 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 And ye came near unto me
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 us word again by what way we must go up, and into what cities we shall come.
23 And the saying 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
u Nu. 14. 1,&c. Ps. 106.24, 25.
Ex. 14. 14,
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.
25. Ne.4.20. Rom. 8.37.
26 Notwithstanding u ye would not go up, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God:
ch.32.11, 12. Ex. 19.4. Is.40.11. 46.3,63.9. Hos. 11.3. Acts 13.18. a Ps. 106.24. Heb.3.18. Jude 5.
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 destroy us.
29 Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them.
7 melted Jos.2.11. w ch.9.1.2.
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
b Ex. 13.21,
22. c Nu. 10.33. Eze.20.6.
28 Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart, saving, The people is greater w and d ch.2.14, 15. taller than we, the cities are great e Nu. 14.22, and walled up to heaven: and, moreover, we have seen the sons of the x Anakims there.
fulfilled to go after. fch.3.23-25. 4.21;34.4. Nu.20.12. 27.13.14. Ps. 106.32.
31 And in the wilderness, where s 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, 7 Nu. 14.25.
33 Who went in the way before m Nu.14.40
you, to search c you a pitch your tents in, in fire by night, n Jos.7.12,13. to shew you by what way ye should 9 ye were 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 inen of this evil generation see that good land, which I sware to give unto your fathers,
36 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it; and to him will I give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his children, because he hath 8 wholly followed the LORD. 37 Alsof the LORD was angry with!
presump tuous and went up.
o Ps. 118.12.
p Nu.14.25. 20. 1,22,
(CHAP. 2.) a ch. 1.40.
Nu.14.25. b ver.7.14.
of former things. me for your sakes, saying, Thou also shalt not go in thither.
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 ye 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.