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the top of the mount, and other gods before me. Moses went up.

4 Thou shalt not make 21 And the Lord said unto unto thee any graven image, Moses, Go down, charge or any likeness of any thing the people, left they break that is in heaven above, or through unto the Lord to that is in the earth beneath, gaze, and many of them or that is in the water under

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the earth : 22 And let the priests al 5 Thou shalt not bow fo, which come near to the down thyself to them, nor Lord, sanctify themselves, lest serve them: for I the Lord the Lord break forth upon thy God am a jealous god, them.

visiting the iniquity of the 23

And Moses said unto fathers upon the children the Lord, The people cannot unto the third and fourth gea come up to mount Sinai: for neration of them that hate thou chargedftus, saying, me; Set bounds abound the 6 And shewing mercy unto mount, and fanctify it.

thousands of them that love 24 And the Lord faid me, and keep my commanda unto him, Away, get theements. down, and thou shalt come 7

Thou shalt not take the up,

thou and Aaron with name of the Lord thy God thee: but let not the priests in vain: for the Lord will and the people break through, not hold him guiltless that to come up unto the Lord, taketh his name in vain, left he break forth upon

8 Remember the fabbath

day, to keep it holy 25 So Moses went down 9 Six days shalt thou launto the people, and spake bour, and do all thy work: unto them.

10 But the seventh day is

the fabbath of the Lord thy CHAP. XX.

God: in it thou shalt not do ND God spake all any work, thou, nor thy these words, faying, fon, nor thy daughter, thy

the Lord thy God, man-fervant, nor thy maid which have brought thee out servant, nor thy cattle, nor of the land of Egypt, out of thy stranger that is within the house of bondage. thy gates. 3 Thou lhalt have 11 For in fix days the







Lord made heaven and earth, any thing that is thy neighthe sea and all that in them bour's. is, and rested the seventh 18 And all the people saw day; wherefore the Lord the thunderings, and lightblessed the fabbath-day, and nings, and noise of the trumhallowed it.

pet, and the mountain smoak12 Honour thy father and ing: and when the people thy mother: that thy days saw it, they removed, and may be long upon the land stood afar off. which the Lord thy God 19 And they said unto giveth thee.

Moses, Speak thou with us, 13

Thou shalt not kill. and we will hear: but let 14 Thou shalt not com- not God speak with us, leit mit adultery. 15 Thou shalt not steal. 20 And Mofes faid unto

16 Thou thalt not bear the people, Fear not; for false witness against thy God is come to prove you, neighbour.

and that his fear may be 17 Thou shalt not covet before your faces, that

ye thy neighbour's house, thou not. shalt not covet thy neigh 21 And the people stood bour's wife, nor his man- afar off, and Moles drew servant, nor his maid-servant, near unto the thick darkness nor his ox, nor his ass, nor where God was.

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children of Israel. ND the children of


And Moab said unto Israel fet forward, and the elders of Midian, Now pitched in the plains of Mo- shall this company lick up ab, on this side Jordan by all that are round about us, Jericho.

as the ox licketh


the grass 2 And Balak the son of of the field. And Balak the Zippor faw all that Ifrael son of Zippor was king of had done to the Amorites. the Moabites at that time.

3 And Moab was fore 5 He sent messengers afraid of the people, because therefore unto Balaam the they were many: and Moab fon of Beor, to Pethor, which was distressed because of the is by the river of the land



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of the children of his people, the earth : come now, curse to call him, saying, Behold, me them ; peradventure I there is a people come out shall be able to overcome from Egypt: behold, they them, and drive them out. cover the face of the earth, 12 And God said unto and they abide over against Balaam, Thou shalt not go

with them, thou shalt not 6 Come now therefore, I curse the people: for they pray thee, curse me this peo- are blessed. ple; for they are too mighty 13 And Balaam rofe up for me: peradventure I shall in the morning, and said, prevail, that we may {mite unto the princes of Balak, them, and that I may drive Get ye into your land : for them out of the land: for I the Lord refuseth to give me wot that he whom thou bles- leave to go with you. fest is blessed, and he whom 14 And the princes of thou curseft, is cursed. Moab rose up, and they went

7 And the elders of Moab unto Balak, and faid, Balaam and the elders of Midian de- refuseth to come with us. parted, with the rewards of

15 And Balak sent yet divination in their hand; and again princes, more, and they came unto Balaam, and more honourable than they. spake unto him the words of

16 And they came to BaBalak.

laam, and said to him, Thus 8 And he said unto them, faith Balak the fon of ZipLodge here this night, and por, Let nothing, I pray I will bring you word again thee, hinder thee from comas the Lord shall speak un-ing unto me :

And the princes of 17 For I will promote Moab abode with Balaam. thee unto very great honour,

9 And God came unto and I will do whatfoever thou Balaam, and said, What men sayest unto me. Come thereare these with thee?

fore, I pray thee, curse me 10 And Balaam said unto this people. God, Balak the son of Zip 18 And Balaam answered por, king of Moab, hath sent and said unto the servants of unto me, saying,

Balak, If Balak would give 11 Behold, there is a peo- me his house full of silver ple coine out of Egypt, and gold, I cannot go bewhich covereth the face of yond the word of the Lord

to me.

my God, to do less or the angel of the Lord, she more.

thrust herself unto the wall, 19 Now therefore, I pray and crushed Balaam's foot you, tarry ye also here this against the wall. And he night, that I may know what Imote her again. the Lord will say unto me 26 And the angel of more.

the Lord went further, and 20 And God came unto stood in a narrow place, Balaam at night, and said where was no way to turn unto him, If the men come either to the right hand op to call thee, rise up, and go to the left. with them ; but


the word 27 And when the ass faw which I shall say unto thee, the angel of the Lord, she that shalt thou do.

fell down under Balaam. 21 And Balaam rose


And Balaam's anger was in the morning, and saddled kindled, and he smote the his ass, and went with the ass with a staff. princes of Moab.

28 And the Lord opened 22 And God's anger the mouth of the ass, and was kindled because he went: she said unto Balaam, What and the angel of the Lord have I done unto thee, that stood in the way for an ad-thou haft sinitten me these versary against him. Now three times ? he was riding upon his ass, 29 And Balaam said unto and his two servants were the ass, Because thou haft with him.

mocked me: I would there 23 And the ass saw the were a sword in mine hand; angel of the Lord standing for now would I kill thee. in the way, and his sword 30 And the ass said unto drawn in his hand: and the Balaam, Am not I thine als, ass turned aside out of the upon which thou hast ridden way, and went into the field. ever since I was thine unto And Balaam smote the ass, this day? was I ever wont to turn her into the way.

to do so unto thce? and he 24 But the angel of the said, Nay. Lord stood in a path of the 31 Then the Lord openvineyards, a wall being on ed the eyes of Balaam, and this side, and a wall on that he saw the angel of the Lord fide.

ftanding in the way, and his 25 And when the ass law sword drawn in his hand :

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and he bowed down his head, indeed to promote thee to and fell flat on his face. honour?

32 And the angel of the 38 And Balaam said unto Lord said unto him, Where- Balak, Lo, I am come unto fore halt thou smitten thine thee: have I now any power afs these three times? be- at all to say any thing? the hold, I went out to withstand word that God putteth in thee, because thy way is per- my mouth, that shall I speak. verse before me.

39 And Balaam went with 33 And the ass saw me, Balak, and they came unto and turned from me these Kirjath-huzoth. three times : unless he had 40 And Balak offered oxen turned from me, surely now and sheep, and sent to Balaam, also I had flain thee, and and to the princes that were saved her alive.

with him. 34 And Balaam said unto 41 And it came to pass the angel of the Lord, I on the morrow, that Balak have finned; for I knew not took Balaain, and brought that thou stoodeft in the way I him up into the high places against me; now therefore of Baal, that thence he might if it displease thee, I will get see the utmost part of the me back again.

people. 35 And the angel of the Lord said unto Balaam, Go

CHAP. XXIII. with the men: but only the word that I shall speak unto ND Balaam faid unto

them that thou shalt peale

. A Balab, Bund me here

So Balaam went with the seven altars, and prepare me princes of Balak.

here seven oxen, and seven 36 | And when Balak rams. heard that Balaam was come, 2 And Balak did as Bahe went out to meet him, laam had spoken ; and Balak unto a city of Moab, which and Balaam offered on every is in the border of Arnon, altar a bullock and a ram. which is in the utmost coast. 3 And Palaam said unto

37 And Balak said unto Balak, Stand by thy burntBalaam, Did I not earnestly offering, and I will go: persend unto thee, to call thee: adventure the Lord will wherefore camest thou not come to meet me: and whatunto me! am I not able foever he fheweth me, I will


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