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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 payed.

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CH A P. XVII. I Aaron's Red among all the Rods of the Tribes only flourisheth : 10 It is left for a Monument against the Rebels.

ND 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 fhall come to pass, that the Man's Rod whom I shall chuse, shall blofiom: and I will make to cease from me the Murmurings of the Children of Israel, whereby they murmur against you.

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 Moses, Bring Aaron's Rod again, before the Testimony, to be kept for a Token against

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

11 And Mofes did fo: 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 ucar unto the Tabernacle of the LORD, fhall die : Shall we be consumed with dying?

CH A P. XIX. 1 The Water of Separation : 11 The Uje of it in the Purification of the Unclean. ND 9 the LORD 9 Heb. ix. 1; For if the Blood of

Bulls and of Goats, and the Allies and unto Aaron, saying,

to the the 2 This is the Ordinance of Flelh ; the Law which the LORD of CHRIST, who through the eten al

14 How much more liall the Blood hath commanded, saying, Spirit offered himself without Sior Speak unto the Children of to God, purge your Conscience from Israel, that they bring thee a GoD ?

dead Works, to serve the LIVING red Heifer without Spot, wherein is no Blemish, and upon which never came Yoke.

3 And ye shall give her unto Eleazar the Priett, that le may bring her forth without the Camp, and one shall fiay her before his Face.

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

9 And a Man that is clean fhall gather up the Ashes of ihe 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 Athes of the Heifer, fall wash his Cloaths, and be unclean until the Even: and it fall be unto the Children of Israel, and unto the Stranger

that sojourneth among them, for a Statute for ever. 1

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CH A P. XX.

7 Mofes bringeth Water out of the Rock.

28 Aaron's Death.

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Ver. 1 "HEN came the Children of Israel, even the whole

Congregation, into the Desert of Zin, in the first Month : and the People abode in Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and was buried there.

2 And there was no Water for the Congregation : and they gathered themselves together against Mofes, and against Aaron.

3 · And the People chode I Pial cvi. 13 They soon forgat with Moses, and spake, say- his works, they waited not for his ing, Would God that we had 14 But LUSTED exceedingly in the died when our Brethren died Wilderness, and TEMPTED God in the

Desert. 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 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 Afembly, 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,

S Take the Rod, and gather thou the Aflembly together, thou and Aaron ihy 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 : fo thou shalt give the Congregation and their Beaits Drink.

9 And Mofes 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 ; must we fe:ch you Water out of this Rock? 11 s And Mores lift

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Rev. xxi. 6 I ain Alppa and oHand, and with his Rod he MEGA, the BEGINNING and the Ext, smote the Rock twice : and I will give unto him that is ATHIRST

of the Fountain of the Water Of LIFE the Water came out abun- ficely.

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dantly, and the Congregation Rev xxii. 17 The Spirit, and the drank, and thcir Beasts also. Bride lay, COME. And let him that

hea.eth, fay, Come. Aod 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

cf Life freely. cause ye believed me not, to 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 ítrove with the LORD, and he was fanctified in them.

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

23 And the Lord spake unto Mofes 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 againit 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 Mofes 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.

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

brazen Serpent.

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

2 And Ísrael 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 Mofes, 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.

% 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 Mores prayed for the People.

8 And the LORD said unto Moses, Make thee 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 i John iii. 14 As MOSES LIFTED UP SERPENT of Brass, and put so must the Son of Man be LIFTED

the SERPENT in the Wilderness, even it upon a Pole, and it came to pais, that if a SERPENT Is That whosoever BELIEVETH IN had biiten any Man, when he HIM, Thou d 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 BELIEVETH IN HIM, should not PERISH, but have EVERLASTING LIFE.

17 For God sent not 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 beLIEV ETH 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 were

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