THE HOLY BIBLE Douay-Rheims

Book of Numbers (Author Moses)

25:1¤ And Israel at that time abode in Settim, and the people committed fornication with the daughters of Moab,

25:2Who called them to their sacrifices. And they ate of them, and adored their gods.

25:3And Israel was initiated to Beelphegor: upon which the Lord being angry,

25:4Said to Moses: Take all the princes of the people, and hang them up on gibbets against the sun: that my fury may be turned away from Israel.

25:5And Moses said to the judges of Israel: Let every man kill his neighbours, that have been initiated to Beelphegor.

25:6And behold one of the children of Israel went in before his brethren to a harlot of Madian, in the sight of Moses and of all the children of Israel, who were weeping before the door of the tabernacle.

25:7And when Phinees the son of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest saw it, he rose up from the midst of the multitude, and taking a dagger,

25:8Went in after the Israelite into the brothel house, and thrust both of them through together, to wit, the man and the woman in the genital parts. And the scourge ceased from the children of Israel.

25:9And there were slain four and twenty thousand men.

25:10And the Lord said to Moses:

25:11Phinees the son of Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, hath turned away my wrath from the children of Israel: because he was moved with my zeal against them, that I myself might not destroy the children of Israel in my zeal.

25:12Therefore say to him: behold I give him the peace of my covenant,

25:13And the covenant of the priesthood for ever shall be both to him and his seed, because he hath been zealous for his God, and hath made atonement for the wickedness of the children of Israel.

25:14And the name of the Israelite, that was slain with the woman of Madian, was Zambri the son of Salu, a prince of the kindred and tribe of Simeon.

25:15And the Madianite woman, that was slain with him, was called Cozbi the daughter of Sur, a most noble prince among the Madianites.

25:16And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

25:17Let the Madianites find you their enemies, and slay you them:

25:18Because they also have acted like enemies against you, and have guilefully deceived you by the idol Phogor, and Cozbi their sister, a daughter of a prince of Madian, who was slain in the day of the plague for the sacrilege of Phogor.

26:1¤ After the blood of the guilty was shed, the Lord said to Moses and to Eleazar the son of Aaron, the priest:

26:2Number the whole sum of the children of Israel from twenty years old and upward, by their houses and kindreds, all that are able to go forth to war.

26:3Moses therefore and Eleazar the priest, being in the plains of Moab upon the Jordan over against Jericho, spoke to them that were

26:4From twenty years old and upward, as the Lord had commanded: and this is the number of them:

26:5Ruben the firstborn of Israel. His sons were Henoch, of whom is the family of the Henochites: and Phallu, of whom is the family of the Phalluites:

26:6And Hesron, of whom is the family of the Hesronites: and Charmi, of whom is the family of the Charmites.

26:7These are the families of the stock of Ruben: whose number was found to be forty-three thousand seven hundred and thirty.

26:8The son of Phallu was Eliab.

26:9His sons, were Namuel and Dathan and Abiron. These are Dathan and Abiron the princes of the people, that rose against Moses and Aaron in the sedition of Core, when they rebelled against the Lord:

26:10And the earth opening her mouth swallowed up Core, many others dying, when the fire burned two hundred and fifty men. And there was a great miracle wrought,

26:11That when Core perished, his sons did not perish.

26:12The sons of Simeon by their kindreds: Namuel, of him is the family of the Namuelites: Jamin, of him is the family of the Jaminites: Jachin, of him is the family of the Jachinites:

26:13Zare, of him is the family of the Zarites: Saul, of him is the family of the Saulites.

26:14These are the families of the stock of Simeon, of which the whole number was twenty-two thousand two hundred.

26:15The sons of Gad by their kindreds: Sephon, of him is the family of the Sephonites: Aggi, of him is the family of the Aggites: Suni, of him is the family of the Sunites:

26:16Ozni, of him is the family of the Oznites: Her, of him is the family of the Herites:

26:17Arod, of him is the family of the Arodites: Ariel, of him is the family of the Arielites.

26:18These are the families of Gad, of which the whole number was forty thousand five hundred.

26:19The sons of Juda, Her and Onan, who both died in the land of Chanaan.

26:20And the sons of Juda by their kindreds were: Sela, of whom is the family of the Selaites: Phares, of whom is the family of the Pharesites: Zare, of whom is the family of the Zarites.

26:21Moreover the sons of Phares were: Hesron, of whom is the family of the Hesronites: and Hamul, of whom is the family of the Hamulites.

26:22These are the families of Juda, of which the whole number was seventy-six thousand five hundred.

26:23The sons of Issachar, by their kindreds: Thola of whom is the family of the Tholaites: Phua, of whom is the family of the Phuaites:

26:24Jasub, of whom is the family of the Jasubites: Semran, of whom is the family of the Semranites.

26:25These are the kindreds of Issachar, whose number was sixty-four thousand three hundred.

26:26The sons of Zabulon by their kindreds: Sared, of whom is the family of the Saredites: Elon, of whom is the family of the Elonites: Jalel, of whom is the family of the Jalelites.

26:27These are the kindreds of Zabulon, whose number was sixty thousand five hundred.

26:28The sons of Joseph by their kindred, Manasses and Ephraim.

26:29Of Manasses was born Machir, of whom is the family of the Machirites. Machir begot Galaad, of whom is the family of the Galaadites.

26:30Galaad had sons: Jezer, of whom is the family of the Jezerites: and Helec, of whom is the family of the Helecites:

26:31And Asriel, of whom is the family of the Asrielites: and Sechem, of whom is the family of the Sechemites:

26:32And Semida, of whom is the family of the Semidaites: and Hepher, of whom is the family of the Hepherites.

26:33And Hepher was the father of Salphaad, who had no sons, but only daughters, whose names are these: Maala, and Noa, and Hegla, and Melcha, and Thersa.

26:34These are the families of Manasses, and the number of them fifty-two thousand seven hundred.

26:35And the sons of Ephraim by their kindreds were these: Suthala, of whom is the family of the Suthalaites: Becher, of whom is the family of the Becherites: Thehen, of whom is the family of the Thehenites.

26:36Now the son of Suthala was Heran, of whom is the family of the Heranites.

26:37These are the kindreds of the sons of Ephraim: whose number was thirty-two thousand five hundred.

26:38These are the sons of Joseph by their families. The sons of Benjamin in their kindreds: Bela, of whom is the family of the Belaites: Asbel, of whom is the family of the Asbelites: Ahiram, of whom is the family of the Ahiramites:

26:39Supham, of whom is the family of the Suphamites: Hupham, of whom is the family of the Huphamites.

26:40The sons of Bela: Hered, and Noeman. Of Hered, is the family of the Heredites: of Noeman, the family of the Noemanites.

26:41These are the sons of Benjamin by their kindreds, whose number was forty-five thousand six hundred.

26:42The sons of Dan by their kindreds: Suham, of whom is the family of the Suhamites: These are the kindreds of Dan by their families.

26:43All were Suhamites, whose number was sixty-four thousand four hundred.

26:44The sons of Aser by their kindreds: Jemna, of whom is the family of the Jemnaites: Jessui, of whom is the family of the Jessuites: Brie, of whom is the family of the Brieites.

26:45The sons of Brie: Heber, of whom is the family of the Heberites: and Melchiel, of whom is the family of the Melchielites.

26:46And the name of the daughter of Aser, was Sara.

26:47These are the kindreds of the sons of Aser, and their number fifty-three thousand four hundred.

26:48The sons of Nephtali by their kindreds: Jesiel, of whom is the family of the Jesielites: Guni, of whom is the family of the Gunites:

26:49Jeser, of whom is the family of the Jeserites: Sellem, of whom is the family of the Sellemites.

26:50These are the kindreds of the sons of Nephtali by their families: whose number was forty-five thousand four hundred.

26:51This is the sum of the children of Israel, that were reckoned up, six hundred and one thousand seven hundred and thirty.

26:52And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying:

26:53To these shall the land be divided for their possessions according to the number of names.

26:54To the greater number thou shalt give a greater portion, and to the fewer a less: to every one, as they have now been reckoned up, shall a possession be delivered:

26:55Yet so that by lot the land be divided to the tribe and families.

26:56Whatsoever shall fall by lot, that shall be taken by the more, or the fewer.

26:57This also is the number of the sons of Levi by their families: Gerson, of whom is the family of the Gersonites: Caath, of whom is the family of the Caathites: Merari, of whom is the family of the Merarites.

26:58These are the families of Levi: The family of Lobni, the family of Hebroni, the family of Moholi, the family of Musi, the family of Core. Now Caath begot Amram:

26:59Who had to wife Jochabed the daughter of Levi, who was born to him in Egypt. She bore to her husband Amram sons, Aaron and Moses, and Mary their sister.

26:60Of Aaron were born Nadab and Abiu, and Eleazar and Ithamar:

26:61Of whom Nadab and Abiu died, when they had offered the strange fire before the Lord.

26:62And all that were numbered, were twenty-three thousand males from one month old and upward: for they were not reckoned up among the children of Israel, neither was a possession given to them with the rest.

26:63This is the number of the children of Israel, that were enrolled by Moses and Eleazar the priest, in the plains of Moab upon the Jordan, over against Jericho.

26:64Among whom there was not one of them that were numbered before by Moses and Aaron in the desert of Sinai.

26:65For the Lord had foretold that they should die in the wilderness. And none remained of them, but Caleb the son of Jephone, and Josue the son of Nun.

27:1¤ Then came the daughters of Salphaad, the son of Hepher, the son of Galaad, the son of Machir, the son of Manasses, who was the son of Joseph: and their names are Maala, and Noa, and Hegla, and Melcha, and Thersa.

27:2And they stood before Moses and Eleazar the priest, and all the princes of the people at the door of the tabernacle of the covenant, and said:

27:3Our father died in the desert, and was not in the sedition, that was raised against the Lord under Core, but he died in his own sin: and he had no male children. Why is his name taken away out of his family, because he had no son? Give us a possession among the kinsmen of our father.

27:4And Moses referred their cause to the judgment of the Lord.

27:5And the Lord said to him:

27:6The daughters of Salphaad demand a just thing: Give them a possession among their father's kindred, and let them succeed him in his inheritance.

27:7And to the children of Israel thou shalt speak these things:

27:8When a man dieth without a son, his inheritance shall pass to his daughter.

27:9If he have no daughter, his brethren shall succeed him.

27:10And if he have no brethren, you shall give the inheritance to his father's brethren.

27:11But if he have no uncles by the father, the inheritance shall be given to them that are the next akin. And this shall be to the children of Israel sacred by a perpetual law, as the Lord hath commanded Moses.

27:12The Lord also said to Moses: Go up into this mountain Abarim, and view from thence the land which I will give to the children of Israel.

27:13And when thou shalt have seen it, thou also shalt go to thy people, as thy brother Aaron is gone:

27:14Because you offended me in the desert of Sin in the contradiction of the multitude, neither would you sanctify me before them at the waters. These are the waters of contradiction in Cades of the desert of Sin.

27:15And Moses answered him:

27:16May the Lord the God of the spirits of all flesh provide a man, that may be over this multitude:

27:17And may go out and in before them, and may lead them out, or bring them in: lest the people of the Lord be as sheep without a shepherd.

27:18And the Lord said to him: take Josue the son of Nun, a man in whom is the Spirit, and put thy hand upon him.

27:19And he shall stand before Eleazar the priest and all the multitude:

27:20And thou shalt give him precepts in the sight of all, and part of thy glory, that all the congregation of the children of Israel may hear him.

27:21If any thing be to be done, Eleazar the priest shall consult the Lord for him. He and all the children of Israel with him, and the rest of the multitude shall go out and go in at his word.

27:22Moses did as the Lord had commanded. And, when he had taken Josue, he set him before Eleazar the priest, and all the assembly of the people,

27:23And laying his hands on his head, he repeated all things that the Lord had commanded.



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