Numbers (Author Moses)

31:1And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

31:2Avenge the children of Israel upon the Midianites; afterwards shalt thou be gathered unto thy peoples.

31:3And Moses spoke to the people, saying, Arm from amongst you men for military service, that they go against Midian to execute Jehovah's vengeance upon Midian.

31:4Of every tribe a thousand, of all the tribes of Israel, shall ye send to the war.

31:5And there were levied out of the thousands of Israel, a thousand by tribe, twelve thousand armed for war.

31:6And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand by the tribe, them and Phinehas the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, and the holy instruments, even the alarm-trumpets in his hand.

31:7And they warred against Midian, as Jehovah had commanded Moses, and slew all the males.

31:8And they slew the kings of Midian, besides the others slain, Evi, and Rekem, and Zur, and Hur, and Reba, five kings of Midian; and Balaam the son of Beor they slew with the sword.

31:9And the children of Israel took the women of Midian captives, and their little ones, and took for a spoil all their cattle and all their flocks and all their goods;

31:10and all their cities in their settlements and all their encampments they burned with fire.

31:11And they took all the booty, and all the prey, of man and of cattle;

31:12and they brought to Moses and Eleazar the priest, and to the assembly of the children of Israel, the captives and the prey and the booty, to the camp in the plains of Moab, which are by the Jordan of Jericho.

31:13And Moses and Eleazar the priest and all the princes of the assembly went forth to meet them outside the camp.

31:14And Moses was wroth with the officers of the army, with the captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, who came from the service of the war;

31:15and Moses said to them, Have ye saved all the women alive?

31:16Lo, these, through the counsel of Balaam, caused the children of Israel to commit sin against Jehovah in the matter of Peor, and there was a plague on the assembly of Jehovah.

31:17And now slay every male among the little ones, and slay every woman that hath known man by lying with him,

31:18but all the children among the women that have not known lying with a man, keep alive for yourselves.

31:19And encamp outside the camp seven days; whoever hath killed a person, and whoever hath touched any slain; ye shall purify yourselves on the third day, and on the seventh day, you and your captives.

31:20And every garment, and every vessel of skin, and all work of goat's hair, and every utensil of wood shall ye purify.

31:21And Eleazar the priest said to the men of war that had gone to the battle, This is the statute of the law which Jehovah hath commanded Moses.

31:22Only the gold, and the silver, the copper, the iron, the tin, and the lead,

31:23everything that passeth through the fire, ye shall make it go through the fire, and it shall be clean; only it shall be purified with the water of separation; and everything that cannot pass through the fire ye shall make go through the water.

31:24And ye shall wash your garments on the seventh day, and ye shall be clean; and afterwards ye may come into the camp.

31:25And Jehovah spoke to Moses, saying,

31:26Take the sum of the prey that was taken, of man and of cattle, thou, and Eleazar the priest, and the chief fathers of the assembly;

31:27and divide the prey into halves, between them that conducted the war, who went out to the battle, and the whole assembly.

31:28And thou shalt levy a tribute for Jehovah of the men of war who went out to the army, one soul of five hundred of the persons, and of the oxen, and of the asses, and of the small cattle.

31:29Of their half shall ye take it, and give it unto Eleazar the priest, for a heave-offering of Jehovah.

31:30And of the children of Israel's half, thou shalt take one portion of fifty, of the persons, of the oxen, of the asses, and of the small cattle, of every kind of beasts, and thou shalt give them unto the Levites, who keep the charge of the tabernacle of Jehovah.

31:31And Moses and Eleazar the priest did as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

31:32And the prey, the rest of the spoil, which the men of war had taken, was six hundred and seventy-five thousand sheep,

31:33and seventy-two thousand oxen,

31:34and sixty-one thousand asses,

31:35and of human persons, of the women that had not known lying with a man, all the persons were thirty-two thousand.

31:36And the half, the portion of them that had gone out to the war, was in number three hundred and thirty-seven thousand five hundred sheep,

31:37and the tribute for Jehovah of the sheep was six hundred and seventy-five;

31:38and the oxen were thirty-six thousand, and the tribute thereof for Jehovah, seventy-two;

31:39and the asses were thirty thousand five hundred, and the tribute thereof for Jehovah, sixty-one;

31:40and the human persons were sixteen thousand, of whom the tribute for Jehovah was thirty-two persons.

31:41And Moses gave the tribute of Jehovah's heave-offering to Eleazar the priest, as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

31:42And of the children of Israel's half, which Moses had divided, taking it from the men that served in the war,

31:43(now the half belonging to the assembly was of the sheep, three hundred and thirty-seven thousand five hundred,

31:44and thirty-six thousand oxen,

31:45and thirty thousand five hundred asses,

31:46and sixteen thousand human persons,)

31:47... of the children of Israel's half, Moses took one portion of fifty, of man and of cattle, and gave them to the Levites who kept the charge of the tabernacle of Jehovah; as Jehovah had commanded Moses.

31:48And the officers who were over the thousands of the host, the captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, came near to Moses,

31:49and they said to Moses, Thy servants have taken the sum of the men of war who were under our hand, and there is not one man of us lacking.

31:50So we present the offering of Jehovah, that which each one hath found, jewels of gold, chains, and bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces, to make atonement for our souls before Jehovah.

31:51And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of them, all manner of wrought jewels.

31:52And all the gold of the heave-offering that they offered to Jehovah was sixteen thousand seven hundred and fifty shekels, from the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds.

31:53(The men of war had taken spoil each one for himself.)

31:54And Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold of the captains of thousands and of hundreds, and brought it into the tent of meeting, as a memorial for the children of Israel before Jehovah.

32:1And the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had much cattle, a very great multitude; and they saw the land of Jaazer, and the land of Gilead, and behold, the place was a place for cattle.

32:2And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and spoke to Moses, and to Eleazar the priest, and to the princes of the assembly, saying,

32:3Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jaazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elaleh, and Sebam, and Nebo, and Beon,

32:4the country that Jehovah smote before the assembly of Israel, is a land for cattle, and thy servants have cattle;

32:5and they said, If we have found favour in thine eyes, let this land be given to thy servants for a possession: bring us not over the Jordan.

32:6And Moses said to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, Shall your brethren go to war, and shall *ye* abide here?

32:7And why do ye discourage the children of Israel from going over into the land that Jehovah has given them?

32:8Thus did your fathers, when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to see the land:

32:9they went up to the valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, and discouraged the children of Israel, that they should not go into the land that Jehovah had given them.

32:10And Jehovah's anger was kindled the same time, and he swore, saying,

32:11If the men that came up out of Egypt, from twenty years old and upward, shall see the land that I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob! for they have not wholly followed me;

32:12save Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite, and Joshua the son of Nun; for they have wholly followed Jehovah.

32:13And Jehovah's anger was kindled against Israel, and he made them wander in the wilderness forty years, until the whole generation was consumed that had done evil in the eyes of Jehovah.

32:14And behold, ye are risen up in your fathers' stead, a progeny of sinful men, to augment yet the fierce anger of Jehovah toward Israel.

32:15If ye turn away from after him, he will yet again leave them in the wilderness; and ye shall destroy all this people.

32:16And they drew near to him, and said, We will build sheepfolds here for our cattle, and cities for our little ones;

32:17but we ourselves will go with diligence armed before the children of Israel, until we have brought them to their place; and our little ones shall dwell in the strong cities because of the inhabitants of the land.

32:18We will not return to our houses, until the children of Israel have inherited each one his inheritance.

32:19For we will not inherit with them on yonder side the Jordan, and further, because our inheritance is fallen to us on this side the Jordan eastward.

32:20And Moses said to them, If ye do this thing, if ye arm yourselves before Jehovah for war,

32:21and all of you that are armed go over the Jordan before Jehovah, until he have dispossessed his enemies from before him,

32:22and the land is subdued before Jehovah, and afterwards ye return, ye shall be guiltless toward Jehovah and toward Israel, and this land shall be your possession before Jehovah.

32:23But if ye do not do so, behold, ye have sinned against Jehovah, and be sure your sin will find you out.

32:24Build yourselves cities for your little ones, and folds for your flocks, and do that which has gone out of your mouth.

32:25And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben spoke to Moses, saying, Thy servants will do as my lord commands.

32:26Our little ones, our wives, our cattle, and all our beasts shall be there in the cities of Gilead;

32:27but thy servants will pass over, every one armed for war, before Jehovah to battle, as my lord says.

32:28So concerning them Moses commanded Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the chief fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel.

32:29And Moses said unto them, If the children of Gad and the children of Reuben pass with you over the Jordan, every one armed for battle, before Jehovah, and the land be subdued before you, then ye shall give them the land of Gilead for a possession;

32:30but if they do not pass over with you armed, they shall have possessions among you in the land of Canaan.

32:31And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben answered, saying, As Jehovah has said to thy servants, so will we do.

32:32We will pass over armed before Jehovah into the land of Canaan, and the possession of our inheritance on this side the Jordan shall be ours.

32:33And Moses gave to them, to the children of Gad, and to the children of Reuben, and to half the tribe of Manasseh the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon king of the Amorites, and the kingdom of Og the king of Bashan, the land, according to its cities and territories, the cities of the land round about.

32:34And the children of Gad built Dibon, and Ataroth, and Aroer,

32:35and Atroth-Shophan, and Jaazer, and Jogbebah,

32:36and Beth-Nimrah, and Beth-haran, strong cities, and sheepfolds.

32:37-- And the children of Reuben built Heshbon, and Elaleh, and Kirjathaim,

32:38and Nebo, and Baal-meon (of which the names were changed), and Sibmah; and they gave other names to the cities that they built.

32:39-- And the children of Machir the son of Manasseh went to Gilead, and took it, and they dispossessed the Amorites that were therein.

32:40And Moses gave Gilead to Machir the son of Manasseh; and he dwelt therein.

32:41And Jair the son of Manasseh went and took their hamlets, and called them Havoth-Jair.

32:42And Nobah went and took Kenath, and its dependent villages, and called it Nobah, after his name.

33:1These are the journeys of the children of Israel, who went forth out of the land of Egypt according to their armies under the hand of Moses and Aaron.

33:2And Moses wrote their goings out according to their journeys by the commandment of Jehovah; and these are their journeys according to their goings out.

33:3They journeyed from Rameses in the first month, on the fifteenth day of the first month. On the morrow after the passover the children of Israel went out with a high hand in the sight of all the Egyptians.

33:4And the Egyptians buried those whom Jehovah had smitten among them, all the firstborn; and upon their gods Jehovah executed judgments.

33:5And the children of Israel removed from Rameses, and encamped in Succoth.

33:6And they removed from Succoth and encamped in Etham, which is at the end of the wilderness.

33:7And they removed from Etham, and turned back to Pi-hahiroth, which is opposite Baal-Zephon, and encamped before Migdol.

33:8And they removed from before Hahiroth, and passed through the midst of the sea into the wilderness, and went three days' journey in the wilderness of Etham, and encamped in Marah.

33:9And they removed from Marah, and came to Elim; and in Elim were twelve springs of water, and seventy palm-trees, and they encamped there.

33:10And they removed from Elim, and encamped by the Red sea.

33:11And they removed from the Red sea, and encamped in the wilderness of Sin.

33:12And they removed from the wilderness of Sin, and encamped in Dophkah.

33:13And they removed from Dophkah, and encamped in Alush.

33:14And they removed from Alush, and encamped at Rephidim, where there was no water for the people to drink.

33:15And they removed from Rephidim, and encamped in the wilderness of Sinai.

33:16And they removed from the wilderness of Sinai, and encamped at Kibroth-hattaavah.

33:17And they removed from Kibroth-hattaavah, and encamped at Hazeroth.

33:18And they removed from Hazeroth, and encamped in Rithmah.

33:19And they removed from Rithmah, and encamped at Rimmon-perez.

33:20And they removed from Rimmon-perez, and encamped in Libnah.

33:21And they removed from Libnah, and encamped at Rissah.

33:22And they removed from Rissah, and encamped in Kehelathah.

33:23And they removed from Kehelathah, and encamped in mount Shapher.

33:24And they removed from mount Shapher, and encamped in Haradah.

33:25And they removed from Haradah, and encamped in Makheloth.

33:26And they removed from Makheloth, and encamped at Tahath.

33:27And they removed from Tahath, and encamped at Terah.

33:28And they removed from Terah, and encamped in Mithcah.

33:29And they removed from Mithcah, and encamped in Hashmonah.

33:30And they removed from Hashmonah, and encamped in Moseroth.

33:31And they removed from Moseroth, and encamped in Bene-Jaakan.

33:32And they removed from Bene-Jaakan, and encamped at Hor-hagidgad.

33:33And they removed from Hor-hagidgad, and encamped in Jotbathah.

33:34And they removed from Jotbathah, and encamped at Abronah.

33:35And they removed from Abronah, and encamped at Ezion-geber.

33:36And they removed from Ezion-geber, and encamped in the wilderness of Zin, which is Kadesh.

33:37And they removed from Kadesh, and encamped in mount Hor, in the border of the land of Edom.

33:38And Aaron the priest went up mount Hor by the commandment of Jehovah, and died there, in the fortieth year after the children of Israel came out of the land of Egypt, in the fifth month, on the first of the month.

33:39And Aaron was a hundred and twenty-three years old when he died on mount Hor.

33:40And the Canaanite, the king of Arad who dwelt in the south in the land of Canaan, heard of the coming of the children of Israel.

33:41And they removed from mount Hor, and encamped in Zalmonah.

33:42And they removed from Zalmonah, and encamped in Punon.

33:43And they removed from Punon, and encamped in Oboth.

33:44And they removed from Oboth, and encamped in Ijim-Abarim, in the border of Moab.

33:45And they removed from Ijim, and encamped in Dibon-Gad.

33:46And they removed from Dibon-Gad, and encamped in Almon-Diblathaim.

33:47And they removed from Almon-Diblathaim, and encamped in the mountains of Abarim, before Nebo.

33:48And they removed from the mountains of Abarim, and encamped in the plains of Moab by the Jordan of Jericho.

33:49And they encamped by the Jordan, from Beth-jeshimoth unto Abel-Shittim, in the plains of Moab.

33:50And Jehovah spoke to Moses in the plains of Moab by the Jordan of Jericho, saying,

33:51Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye pass over Jordan into the land of Canaan,

33:52then ye shall dispossess all the inhabitants of the land from before you, and ye shall destroy all their figured images, and all their molten images shall ye destroy, and all their high places shall ye lay waste;

33:53and ye shall take possession of the land, and dwell therein, for to you have I given the land to possess it.

33:54And ye shall take for yourselves the land as an inheritance by lot according to your families: to the many ye shall increase their inheritance, and to the few thou shalt diminish their inheritance: where the lot falleth to him, there shall be each man's inheritance; according to the tribes of your fathers shall ye take for yourselves the inheritance.

33:55But if ye will not dispossess the inhabitants of the land from before you, those that ye let remain of them shall be thorns in your eyes, and pricks in your sides, and they shall harass you in the land wherein ye dwell.

33:56And it shall come to pass that I will do unto you as I thought to do unto them.

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