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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.

CH A P. XVII.

i Aaron's Rod among all the Rods of the Tribes only flourish

eth : 10 It is left for a Monument against the Rebels.

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cathers, of all in a Rod, accordion of Israel, and

Ver. 1 AND the Lord spake unto Moses, saying,

2 Speak unto the Children of Israel, and take. of every one of them a Rod, 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 I will meet with you.

5 And it shall come to pass, that the Man's Rod whom I shall chuse, fhall blofiom : and I will make to cease from me the Murmurings of the Children of Israel, whereby they

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6 And Moses spake unto the Children of Israel, and every one of their Princes gave him a Rod a-piece, 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 of Witness.

8 And it came to pass on the Morrow Moses went into the Tabernacle of Witness ; and behold, the Rod of Aaron for the House of Levi was budded, and brought forth Buds, and bloomed Blossoms, and yielded Almonds.

9 And Moses brought out all the Rods from before the Lord, unto all the Children of Israel : and they looked, and took every Man his Rod.

10 And the Lord said unto Mofes, Bring Aaron's Rod again, before the Testimony, to be kept for a Token against . Ꭰ d

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the Rebels; and thou shalt quite take away their Murmurings from me, that they die not.

11 And Mofes 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, we all perish. - 13 Whosoever cometh any thing near unto the Tabernacle of the LORD, shall die : Shall we be consumed with dying?

CH A P. XIX. i The Water of Separation : 1 The Use of it in the Purif

cation of the Unclean.

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Ver. 1 AND 4 the LORD ? Heb. ix. 13 For if the Blood of

Bulls and of Goats, and the Ashes

cs, of an Heifer sprinkling the Unclean, and unto Aaron, saying, sanctifieth to the purifying of the 2 This is the Ordinance of Flelh ;

14 How much more shall the Blood the Law which the LORD of CHRIST, who through the eternal the Law which the LORD . hath commanded, saying, Spirit offered himself without Spot Speak unto the Children of to God, purge your Conscience from

dead Works, to serve the LIVING Israel, that they bring thee a GoD ? red Hcifer without Spot, wherein is no Blemish, and upon which never came Yoke.

3 And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the Prieit, that he may bring her forth without the Camp, and one shall lay her before his Face.

6 And the Priest shall take Cedar-wood, and Hyffop, and Scarlet, and cast it into the midst of the burning of the Heifer.

9 And a Man that is clean fall gather up the Ashes 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 a Water of Separation : it is Purification for Sin.

10 And he that gathereth the Ashes of the Heifer, shall wash his Cloaths, and be unclean until the Even: and it shall be unto the Children of 'Ifrael, and unto the Stranger that sojourneth among them, for a Statute for ever.

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CH A P. XX. 7 Mofes bringeth Water out of the Rock. 28 Aaron's Death.'

Ver. I THEN came the Children of Israel, even the whole

1 Congregation, into the Desert of Zin, in the first Month : and the People abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died

and was burieople abode in Desert of ziren the whole

2 And there was no Water for the Congregation : and they gathered themselves together against Moses, and against Aaron. 3 ? And the People chode " Psal cvi. 13 They soon forgat

his Works, they waited not for his with Moses, and spake, say

Counsel : ing, Would God that we had 14 But LUSTED exceedingly in the died when our Brethren died Wilderness, and TEMPTED God in the before the LORD.

Deleur. 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 is no Place of Seed, or of Figs, or Vines, or of Pomegranates, neither is there any Water to drink.

6 And Moses and Aaron went from the Presence of the Assembly, into 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 Aflcmbly 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 : 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 to gether before the Rock, and he said unto them, Hear now, ye Rebels ; must we fetch you Water out of this Rock ?

s And Moses lift up his Rev. xxi. 6 I am Alpha and OHand, and with his Rod he MEGA, the BEGINNING and the End, {mote the Rock twice : and I will get D e twice. and I will give unto him that is A-THIRT

of the Fountain of the WATER of Lif& the Water came out abun- freely.

Dd 2 dantly,

dantly, and the Congregation - Rev. xxii. 17 The Spirit, and the ind their Rentaire BRIDE say, COME. And let him that

heareth, say, Come. And let him 12 And the LORD spake that is A THIRST, come: And wholounto Moses and Aaron, Be- ever will, let him take of the WATER cause ye believed me not, to OF LIFE

me not to of Life freely. fanctify me in the Eyes of the Children of Israel; therefore ye shall not bring this Congregation into the Land which I have given them.

13 This is the Water of Meribah, because the Children of Israel strove with the LORD, and he was sanctified in them.

22 And the Children of Israel, even the whole Congregation, journied from Kadesh, and came unto Mount Hor.

23 And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron in Mount Hor, by the Coast of the Land of Edom, saying,

24 Aaron shall be gathered unto his People : for he shall not enter into the Land which I have given unto the Children of Israel, because ye rebelled against my Word at the Water of Meribah.

25 Take Aaron and Eleazar his Son, and bring them up .unto Mount Hor:

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.

27 And Moses did as the LORD commanded : and they went up unto Mount Hor, in the Sight of all the Congregation.

28 And 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 from the Mount.

29 And when all the Congregation saw that Aaron was dead, they mourned for Aaron thirty Days, even all the House of Israel.

CH A P. XXI.

4 The People plagued with fiery Serpents : 7 Are healed by a

brazen Serpent.

. Ver. 1 AND when King Arad the Canaanite, which dwelt

n in the South, heard tell that Israel came by the Way of the Spies; then he fought against Ifrael, and took some of them Prisoners.

2 And Israel vowed a Vow unto the LORD, and said, If thou wilt indeed deliver this People into my Hand, then I will utterly destroy their Cities.

3 And the LORD hearkned 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 Hormah.

4 And they journied from Mount Hor by the Way of the Red Sea, to compass the Land of Edom : and the Soul of the People was much discouraged because of the Way.

5 And the People spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt, to die in the Wilderness ? for there is no Bread, neither is 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 Therefore the People came to Moses, and said, We have finned, for we have spoken against the LORD, and against thee; pray unto the LORD that he take away the Serpents from us : and Moses prayed 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 'John iii. 14 As MOS ES LIFTED UP

the SERPENT in the Wilderness, even SERPENT or brais, and put so muft the Son of Man be LIFTED it upon a Pole, and it came up: to pass, that if a Serpent Is That whosoever BELIEV ETH IN had bitten any Man, when he ;

HIM, should not PERISH, but have e

TERNAL LIFE. beheld the Serpent of Brass, 16 For God so LOVED the WORLD, he LIVED.

that he GAVE HIS ONLY BEGOTTEN SON,

that whosoever BELIEV ETH IN HIM, kould not PERISH, but have EVERLASTING LIFE.

17 For God sent got his Son into the World to CONDEMN the WORLD; but that the World through him might be SAVED.

18 He that BELIEV ETH ON HIM, is NOT CONDEMNED ; but he that BELIEVETH NOT, IS CONDEMNED already, because he hath NOT BELIEVED in the Name of the ONLY BEGOTTEN Son of God.

19 And this is the CONDEMNATION, that Light is come into the World, and Men LOVED DARKNESS rather than LIGHT, because their DEEDS WEIG

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