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The cities of refuge.
The laws of murder. shall give unto the Levites there shall 18 Or if he smite him with a hand be six cities for refuge, which ye shall weapon of wood, wherewith he may appoint for the manslayer, that he die, and he die, he is a murderer: the may flee thither: and to them ye murderer shall surely be put to death. shall add forty and two cities.
19 The revenger of blood himself 7 So all the cities which ye shall shall slay the murderer: when he give to the Levites shall be forty and meeteth him, he shall slay him. eight cities : them shall ye give with 20 But if he thrust him of hatred, their suburbs.
or hurl at him by laying of wait, that 8 And the cities which ye shall he die; give shall be of the possession of the 21 Or in enmity smite him with children of Israel: from them that have his hand, that he die: he that smote many ye shall give many; but from him shall surely be put to death; for them that have few ye shall give few : he is a murderer: the revenger of every one shall give of his cities unto blood shall slay the murderer, when the Levites according to his inherit- | he meeteth him. ance which he inheriteth.
22 But if he thrust him suddenly 9 And the LORD spake unto without enmity, or have cast upon Moses, saying,
him any thing without laying of wait, 10 Speak unto the children of Israel, | 23 Or with any stone, wherewith a and say unto them, When ye be come man may die, seeing him not, and cast over Jordan into the land of Canaan, it upon him, that he die, and was not
11 Then ye shall appoint you cities his enemy, neither sought his harm; to be cities of refuge for you; that the 24 Then the congregation shall slayer may flee thither, which killeth judge between the slayer and the reany person at unawares.
venger of blood according to these 12 And they shall be unto you judgments : cities for refuge from the avenger; 25 And the congregation shall dethat the manslayer die not, until he liver the slayer out of the hand of the stand before the congregation in judg. / revenger of blood, and the congregament.
tion shall restore him to the city of 13 And of these cities which ye his refuge, whither he was fled: and shall give, six cities shall ye have for he shall abide in it unto the death of refuge.
the high priest, which was anointed 14 Ye shall give three cities on with the holy oil. this side Jordan, and three cities shall 26 But if the slayer shall at any ye give in the land of Canaan, which time come without the border of the shall be cities of refuge.
city of his refuge, whither he was fled; 15 These six cities shall be a re 27 And the revenger of blood find fuge, both for the children of Israel, him without the borders of the city and for the stranger, and for the so- of his refuge, and the revenger of journer among them; that every one blood kill the slayer; he shall not be that killeth any person unawares guilty of blood : may flee thither.
28 Because he should have remain16 And if he smite him with an ed in the city of his refuge until the instrument of iron, so that he die, he death of the high priest: but after is a murderer: the murderer shall the death of the high priest the slaysurely be put to death.
er shall return into the land of his 17 And if he smite him with throw possession. ing a stone, wherewith he may die, 29 So these things shall be for a statand he die, he is a murderer: the ute of judgment unto you throughout murderer shall surely be put to death. / your generations in all your dwellings.
No satisfaction for murder. CHAPTER XXXVI. Inheritance of daughters.
30 Whoso killeth any person, the 4 And when the jubilee of the chil. murderer shall be put to death by dren of Israel shall be, then shall the mouth of witnesses : but one wit- their inheritance be put unto the in. ness shall not testify against any per heritance of the tribe whereunto they son to cause him to die.
are received: so shall their inherit31 Moreover ye shall take no satis ance be taken away from the inheritfaction for the life of a murderer, ance of the tribe of our fathers. which is guilty of death: but he shall 5 And Moses commanded the chil. be surely put to death
dren of Israel according to the word 32 And ye shall take no satisfaction of the LORD, saying, The tribe of the for him that is fled to the city of his sons of Joseph hath said well. refuge, that he should come again to | 6 This is the thing which the LORD dwell in the land, until the death of doth command concerning the daughthe priest.
ters of Zelophehad, saying, Let them 33 So ye shall not pollute the land marry to whom they think best; only wherein ye are : for blood it defileth to the family of the tribe of their the land : and the land cannot be father shall they marry. cleansed of the blood that is shed | 7 So shall not the inheritance of the therein, but by the blood of him that children of Israel remove from tribe shed it.
to tribe : for every one of the children 34 Defile not therefore the land of Israel shall keep himself to the inwhich ye shall inhabit, wherein I heritance of the tribe of his fathers. dwell: for I the LORD dwell among 8 And every daughter, that posthe children of Israel.
sesseth an inheritance in any tribe of CHAPTER XXXVI.
the children of Israel, shall be wife 1 The inheritance of daughters secured to their own
unto one of the family of the tribe of tribe by their marrying only in that tribe. 10 The
her father, that the children of Israel daughters of Zelophehad marry their father's brothers'
may enjoy every man the inheritance AND the chief fathers of the fami of his fathers. A lies of the children of Gilead, 9 Neither shall the inheritance rethe son of Machir, the son of Manas move from one tribe to another tribe ; seh, of the families of the sons of Jo but every one of the tribes of the seph, came near, and spake before children of Israel shall keep himself Moses, and before the princes, the to his own inheritance. chief fathers of the children of Is- / 10 Even as the Lord commanded rael:
Moses, so did the daughters of Zelo2 And they said, The LORD com- phehad: manded my lord to give the land for | 11 For Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hog. an inheritance by lot to the children lah, and Milcah, and Noah, the of Israel: and my lord was command daughters of Zelophehad, were mar. ed by the Lord to give the inheritance ried unto their father's brothers sons : of Zelophehad our brother unto his 12 And they were married into the daughters.
families of the sons of Manasseh the 3 And if they be married to any of son of Joseph, and their inheritance the sons of the other tribes of the remained in the tribe of the family children of Israel, then shall their in- of their father. heritance be taken from the inherit. 13 These are the commandments ance of our fathers, and shall be put and the judgments, which the LORD to the inheritance of the tribe where commanded, by the hand of Moses, unto they are received: so shall it be unto the children of Israel in the taken from the lot of our inherit plains of Moab by Jordan near Jeriance.
THE FIFTH BOOK OF MOSES,
from the desh.barnea.
in the for
give unto them and to their seed after 1 Moses' speech in the end of the fortieth year: in which
them. he briefly rehearseth the promise of God; 13 the ap 9 | And I spake unto you at that pointment of officers for them ; 19 the sending of the
time, saying, I am not able to bear spies to search the land ; 34 and God's anger for their incredulity and disobedience.
you myself alone: THESE be the words which Moses 10 The LORD your God hath mul
1 spake unto all Israel on this side tiplied you, and, behold, ye are this Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain day as the stars of heaven for multiover against the Red sea, between tude. Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and 11 (The LORD God of your fathers Hazeroth, and Dizahab.
make you a thousand times so many 2 There are eleven days' journey more as ye are, and bless you, as he from Horeb by the way of mount Seir hath promised you !)
12 How can I myself alone bear 3 And it came to pass in the for- your cumbrance, and your burden, tieth year, in the eleventh month, on and your strife? the first day of the month, that Mo | 13 Take you wise men, and unses spake unto the children of Israel, derstanding, and known among your according unto all that the Lord had tribes, and I will make them rulers given him in commandment unto over you. them;
14 And ye answered me, and said, 4 After he had slain Sihon the | The thing which thou hast spoken is king of the Amorites, which dwelt in good for us to do. Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, 15 So I took the chief of your tribes, which dwelt at Astaroth in Edrei : wise men, and known, and made
5 On this side Jordan, in the land | them heads over you, captains over of Moab, began Moses to declare this thousands, and captains over hun. law, saying,
dreds, and captains over fifties, and 6 The Lord our God spake unto captains over tens, and officers among us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt your tribes. long enough in this mount:
16 And I charged your judges at 7 Turn you, and take your journey, that time, saying, Hear the causes and go to the mount of the Amorites, between your brethren, and judge and unto all the places nigh thereun. righteously between every man and to, in the plain, in the hills, and in his brother, and the stranger that is the vale, and in the south, and by the with him. sea side, to the land of the Canaanites, 17 Ye shall not respect persons in and unto Lebanon, unto the great judgment; but ye shall hear the river, the river Euphrates.
small as well as the great; ye shall 8 Behold, I have set the land be- not be afraid of the face of man; for fore you: go in and possess the land the judgment is God's: and the which the LORD sware unto your fa- cause that is too hard for you, bring thers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to l it unto me, and I will hear it.
A repetition of
former things. 18 And I commanded you at that 30 The LORD your God which gotime all the things which yeshould do. eth before you, he shall fight for you,
19 | And when we departed from according to all that he did for you Horeb, we went through all that | in Egypt before your eyes; great and terrible wilderness, which 31 And in the wilderness, where ye saw by the way of the mountain thou hast seen how that the LORD of the Amorites, as the Lord our God thy God bare thee, as a man doth commanded us; and we came to Ka- bear his son, in all the way that ye desh-barnea.
went, until ye came into this place. 20 And I said unto you, Ye are 32 Yet in this thing ye did not become unto the mountain of the Am- | lieve the LORD your God, orites, which the LORD our God doth 33 Who went in the way before give unto us.
you, to search you out a place to 21 Behold, the LORD thy God hath pitch your tents in, in fire by night, set the land before thee: go up and to shew you by what way ye should possess it, as the LORD God of thy go, and in a cloud by day. fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, 34 And the LORD heard the voice neither be discouraged.
of your words, and was wroth, and 22 | And ye came near unto me sware, saying, every one of you, and said, We will | 35 Surely there shall not one of send men before us, and they shall these men of this evil generation see search us out the land, and bring us that good land, which I sware to give word again by what way we must go unto your fathers, up, and into what cities we shall come. 36 Save Caleb the son of Jephun.
23 And the saying pleased me neh; he shall see it, and to him will well; and I took twelve men of you, I give the land that he hath trodden one of a tribe :
upon, and to his children, because he 24 And they turned and went up hath wholly followed the LORD. into the mountain, and came unto the 37 Also the LORD was angry with valley of Eshcol, and searched it out. .me for your sakes, saying, Thou also
25 And they took of the fruit of shalt not go in thither: the land in their hands, and brought 38 But Joshua the son of Nun, it down unto us, and brought us word which standeth before thee, he shall again, and said, It is a good land go in thither : encourage him; for he which the LORD Our God doth give us. shall cause Israel to inherit it.
26 Notwithstanding ye would not I 39 Moreover your little ones, which go up, but rebelled against the com- ye said should be a prey, and your mandment of the LORD your God: children, which in that day had no
27 And ye murmured in your tents, knowledge between good and evil, and said, Because the Lord hated us, they shall go in thither, and unto he hath brought us forth out of the them will I give it, and they shal] land of Egypt, to deliver us into the possess it. hand of the Amorites, to destroy us. 40 But as for you, turn you, and
28 Whither shall we go up ? our take your journey into the wilderness brethren have discouraged our heart, by the way of the Red sea. saying, The people is greater and 41 Then ye answered and said unto taller than we; the cities are great me, We have sinned against the LORD, and walled up to heaven; and more. we will go up and fight, according to over we have seen the sons of the all that the LORD our God commanded Anakim there.
us. And when ye had girded on every 29 Then I said unto you, Dread | man his weapons of war, ye were rea
dy to go up into the hill.
Anag Then be afraid
neither be afraid you, Dread man 2:10 when ye had girded
The history of
DEUTERONOMY, what befell Israel 42 And the LORD said unto me, Say | the LORD thy God hath been with unto them, Go not up, neither fight; thee; thou hast lacked nothing. for I am not among you; lest ye be 8 And when we passed by from our smitten before your enemies.
brethren the children of Esau, which 43 So I spake unto you; and ye dwelt in Seir, through the way of the would not hear, but rebelled against plain from Elath, and from Ezionthe commandment of the LORD, and geber, we turned and passed by the went presumptuously up into the hill. way of the wilderness of Moab.
44 And the Amorites, which dwelt 9 And the Lord said unto me, in that mountain, came out against Distress not the Moabites, neither you, and chased you, as bees do, and contend with them in battle: for I destroyed you in Seir, even unto Hors will not give thee of their land for a mah.
possession ; because I have given Ar 45 And ye returned and wept be unto the children of Lot for a posfore the Lord; but the LORD would session. not hearken to your voice, nor give 10 The Emim dwelt therein in ear unto you.
times past, a people great, and many, 46 So ye abode in Kadesh many and tall, as the Anakim; days, according unto the days that | 11 Which also were accounted ye abode there.
giants, as the Anakim; but the CHAPTER II.
Moabites call them Emim. 1 Israel's history continued: they were not to meddle with 12 The Horim also dwelt in Seir
the Edomites ; 9 nor with the Moabites; 17 nor with the Ainmonites ; 24 but Sihon the Amorite was sub
beforetime; but the children of Esau dued by them.
succeeded them, when they had de. THEN we turned, and took our stroyed them from before them, and
1 journey into the wilderness by dwelt in their stead; as Israel did the way of the Red sea, as the LORD | unto the land of his possession, which spake unto me: and we compassed the LORD gave unto them. mount Seir many days.
13 Now rise up, said I, and get you 2 And the LORD spake unto me, over the brook Zered. And we went saying,
over the brook Zered. 3 Ye have compassed this mountain 14 And the space in which we long enough: turn you northward. came from Kadesh-barnea, until we
4 And command thou the people, were come over the brook Zered, was saying, Ye are to pass through the thirty and eight years; until all the coast of your brethren the children of generation of the men of war were Esau, which dwell in Seir; and they wasted out from among the host, as shall be afraid of you: take ye good the LORD sware unto them. heed unto yourselves therefore :
15 For indeed the hand of the 5 Meddle not with them; for I will Lord was against them, to destroy not give you of their land, no, not so them from among the host, until they much as a footbreadth ; because I were consumed. have given mount Seir unto Esau for 16 | So it came to pass, when all a possession.
the men of war were consumed and • 6 Ye shall buy meat of them for dead from among the people, money, that ye may eat; and ye shall 17 That the LORD spake unto me, also buy water of them for money, saying, that ye may drink.
| 18 Thou art to pass over through 7 For the Lord thy God hath bless. Ar, the coast of Moab, this day: ed thee in all the works of thy hand : 19 And when thou comest nigh he knoweth thy walking through this over against the children of Ammon, great wilderness: these forty years | distress them not, nor meddle with