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Moses smiteth the rock.
His message to Edom.
B. C. statute unto them, that he that and with his rod he smote the rock | B. C. 1453. about 1471. sprinkleth the water of separation twice: and the water came out | shall wash his clothes ; and he that abundantly, and the congregation o
o Ex. 17. 6.
Deut. 8. 15. toucheth the water of separation shall drank, and their beasts also.
1 Cor. 10. 4. be unclean until even.
12 | And the LORD spake unto Mou Hag. 2. 13. 22 And u whatsoever the unclean ses and Aaron, Because P ye believed p ch. 27. 14.
Deut. 1.37.& person toucheth shall be unclean; me not, to 9 sanctify me in the eyes 3. 26. & 32.51. x Lev. 15.5. and * the soul that toucheth it shall of the children of Israel, therefore ye 9 Lev. 10.3.
Ez. 20. 41. & be unclean until even.
shall not bring this congregation into | 36.23. & 38.16. the land which I have given them.
1 Pet. 3. 15. CHAPTER XX.
13 - This is the water of Meribah; | ! That is,
because the children of Israel strove See Ex. 17.7. The children of Israel come to Zin, where Miriam dieth. 2 They murmur for want of water. 7 Mo
r Deut. 33. 8. ses smiteth the rock at Meribah, and water cometh
Ps. 95, 8. & forth. 14 Moses at Kadesh desireth a passage
106. 32, &c. through Edom, which is denied. 22 Aaron dieth at 14 8 And Moses sent messengers s Judg. 11. 16, mount Hor.
from Kadesh unto the king of Edom, 1453. MHEN a came the children of Is- Thus saith thy brother Israel, Thou a ch. 33. 36. 1 rael, even the whole congrega- knowest all the travail that hath + be † Heb. found tion, into the desert of Zin in the first fallen us:
Ex. 18. 8. month : and the people abode in 15 How our fathers went down into t Deut. 2. 4,
&c. & 23. 7. b Ex. 15. 20. | Kadesh; and Miriam died there, and Egypt, wand we have dwelt in Egypt
Obad. 10, 12. ch. 26. 59. was buried there.
a long time; & and the Egyptians vex- | u Gen. 46. 6. c Ex. 17.1.
Acts 7. 15. | 2 °And there was no water for the ed us, and our fathers :
w Ex. 12. 40. d ch. 16. 19, 42. congregation : d and they gathered 16 And y when we cried unto the x Ex. 1.11,&c. themselves together against Moses LORD, he heard our voice, and 2 sent | Deut. 26. 6.
Acts 7. 19. and against Aaron. an angel, and hath brought us forth
y Ex. 2. 23. & e Ex. 17. 2. 3 And the people e chode with Mo- out of Egypt: and, behold, we are in 3. 7. ch. 14. 2. ses, and spake, saying, Would God | Kadesh, a city in the uttermost of
z Ex. 3. 2. &
14. 19. & 23. fch. 11. 1, 33. that we had died when our brethren thy border.
20. & 33. 2. & 14.37.& 16. 32, 35, 49. 8. | died before the LORD!
a See ch. 21.22. | 17 a Let us pass, I pray thee, through
Deut. 2. 27. & Ex. 17.3. | 4 And & why have ye brought up thy country: we will not pass through
the congregation of the LORD into the fields, or through the vineyards,
the wells : we will go by the king's
against thee with the sword.
door of the tabernacle of the congre- way: and if I and my cattle drink of h ch. 14. 5. & gation, and h they fell upon their thy water, b then I will pay for it: Ib Deut. 2. 6,
16. 4, 22, 45. faces : and i the glory of the LORD will only, without doing any thing
else, go through on my feet.
through. And Edom came out against k Ex, 17.5. 8 k Take the rod, and gather thou him with much people, and with a
the assembly together, thou and strong hand.
e Deut. 2.4,5,8.
Judg. 11.'18. 1 Neh. 9. 15. and thou shalt bring forth to them 22 | And the children of Israel, even Ps. 78. 15, 16. & 105. 41. &
- water out of the rock: so thou shalt the whole congregation, journeyed
give the congregation and their beasts from 'Kadesh, 5 and came unto mount fch. 33. 37. 18. 43. 20. & 48. 21. drink.
8 ch. 21. 4.
Hor. m ch. 17. 10. | 9 And Moses took the rod m from 23 And the LORD spake unto Moses before the LORD, as he commanded and Aaron in mount Hor, by the coast
of the land of Edom, saying, 10 And Moses and Aaron gathered 24 Aaron shall be h gathered unto Gen. 25. 8.
ch. 27. 13. & the congregation together before the his people : for he shall not enter 31. 2. n Ps. 106. 33. rock, and he said unto them, "Hear into the land which I have given un
Deut. 32. 50. now, ye rebels ; must we fetch you to the children of Israel, because iye
i ver. 12. water out of this rock ?
| rebelled against my tword at the wa- | 1 Heb. mouth. 11 And Moses lifted up his hand, ter of Meribah.
The death of Aaron.
The brazen serpent.
Deut. 10.6. & 1 32. 50.
B. C. 1453. 25 k Take Aaron and Eleazar his 8 And the LORD said unto Moses, B. C. 1452.
son, and bring them up unto mount Make thee a fiery serpent, and set it k ch. 33. 38.
Hor: Deut. 32. 50.
upon a pole ; and it shall come to 26 And strip Aaron of his garments, pass, that every one that is bitten, and put them upon Eleazar his son: when he looketh upon it, shall live. and Aaron shall be gathered unto his | 9 And Moses made a serpent of p 2 Kings 18.4.
condit! John 3. 14, 15.
brass, and put it upon a pole; and it
10 | And the children of Israel set 1 Ex. 29.29, 30. 28° And Moses stripped Aaron of forward, and 4 pitched in Oboth. ch. 33. 43.
1452. his garments, and put them upon 11 And they journeyed from Oboth, rch. 33. 44. mch. 33. 38. 1 Eleazar his son; and mAaron died and "pitched at ! Ije-abarim, in the 11 Or, Heaps of
Abarim. there in the top of the mount: and wilderness which is before Moab, toMoses and Eleazar came down from ward the sunrising. the mount.
| 12 | From thence they removed, s Deut. 2. 13. 29 And when all the congregation and pitched in the valley of Zered.
saw that Aaron was dead, they 13 From thence they removed, and n So Deut. 34. mourned for Aaron n thirty days, pitched on the other side of Arnon, 8. even all the house of Israel.
which is in the wilderness that
cometh out of the coasts of the CHAPTER XXI. Amorites : for Arnon is the border t ch. 22. 36.
Judg. 11. 18. Israel destroy the Canaanites at Hormah. 4 The peo- of Moab, between Moab and the ple murmur and are plagued with fiery serpents. 7 L Amorites. They repent, and are healed in looking upon the bra. zen serpent. 10 Sundry journeys of the Israelites. 21 Sihon is overcome, 33 and also Og.
of the wars of the LORD, || What he || Or, Vaheb in a ch. 33. 40. AND when a king Arad the Ca- did in the Red sea, and in the brooks
Suphah. See Judg. 1. 16.
A naanite, which dwelt in the of Arnon,
south, heard tell that Israel came 15 And at the stream of the brooks b ch. 13. 21.
bby the way of the spies; then he that goeth down to the dwelling of u Deut.2.18,29. I fought against Israel, and took some | Ar, uand + lieth upon the border of + Heb.leaneth. of them prisoners.
Moab. c Gen. 28. 20. 2 And Israel vowed a vow unto | 16 And from thence they went X to - Judg. 9. 21. Judg. 11. 30.
the LORD, and said, If thou wilt Beer: that is the well whereof the
indeed deliver this people into my LORD spake unto Moses, Gather the d Lev. 27. 28. | hand, then dI will utterly destroy people together, and I will give them their cities. water.
y Ex. 15. 1. 3 And the Lord hearkened to the
Ps. 105. 2. &
17 T y Then Israel sang this song, 106. 12. voice of Israel, and delivered up the + Spring up, O well; il sing ye unto it: Heb. Ascend. Canaanites; and they utterly destroy- | 18 The princes digged the well, the 11 Or, answer.
ed them and their cities : and he call- nobles of the people digged it, by the l|That is, Utter ed the name of the place il Hormah. direction of a the lawgiver, with their z Is. 33. 22. destruction.
| 4 | And e they journeyed from mount staves. And from the wilderness they e ch. 20. 22. & 33. 41. | Hor by the way of the Red sea, to went to Mattanah: f Judg. 11. 18. fcompass the land of Edom: and the 19 And from Mattanah to Nahaliel : || Or, grieved. | soul of the people was much il dis- and from Nahaliel to Bamoth : "Heb. shortcouraged because of the way.
20 And from Bamoth in the valley, Ex. 6.9. 5. And the people spake against that is in the tcountry of Moab, to | + Heb. field. & Ps. 78. 19.
God, and against Moses, h Where- the top of ll Pisgah, which looketh || Or, The hil. h Ex. 16. 3. & fore have ye brought us up out of a toward ll Jeshimon.
1 11 Or, The wilEgypt to die in the wilderness ? for
derness. 21 | And b Israel sent messengers
a ch. 23. 28. there is no bread, neither is there any unto Sihon king of the Amorites, Deut.2.26,27. i ch. 11. 6. water; and iour soul loatheth this saying,
Judg. 11. 19. light bread.
22 Let me pass through thy land : 1 c ch. 20. 17. k 1 Cor. 10. 9. 6 And the LORD sent 'fiery ser- we will not turn into the fields, or I Deut. 8. 15.
pents among the people, and they into the vineyards; we will not drink
will go along by the king's high way, m Ps. 73. 34. ng mTherefore the people came to until we be past thy borders.
Moses, and said, We have sinned, for 23 d And Sihon would not suffer | d Deut. 29. 7. over. 5.
nwe have spoken against the Lord, Israel to pass through his border: 0 Ex. 8. 8, 28. and against thee; pray unto the but Sihon gathered all his people 1 Sam. 12. 19. i Kings 13.6: | LORD, that he take away the serpents together, and went out against Israel Acts 8. 24. from us. And Moses prayed for the into the wilderness : eand he came to e Deut. 2. 32.
Judg. 11. 20. people.
Jahaz, and fought against Israel.
Sihon and Og are overcome.
Balak sendeth for Balaam.
B. C. 1452. | 24 And als
24 And Israel smote him with the saw all that Israel had done to the B. C. 1452. f Deut. 2. 33.
9.; ,03m. I land from Arnon unto Jabbok, even 3 And Moab was sore afraid of the CEx. 15. 15. 12.1, 2. & 24. unto the children of Ammon : for the people, because they were many : and 8. Neh: 9. 22. Ps. 135, 10, 11. border of the children of Ammon was Moab was distressed because of the & 136. 19. strong.
children of Israel. Am. 2.9.
25 And Israel took all these cities : | 4 And Moab said unto a the elders d ch. 31. 8. and Israel dwelt in all the cities of of Midian, Now shall this company
Josh. 13. 21. the Amorites, in Heshbon, and in all lick up all that are round about us, as † Heb. daugh. | the + villages thereof.
the ox licketh up the grass of the 26 For Heshbon was the city of field. And Balak the son of Zippor Sihon the king of the Amorites, who was king of the Moabites at that time.
e Deut. 23. 4. had fought against the former king of 5 e He sent messengers therefore Josh. 13. 22.
& 24. 9. Moab, and taken all his land out of unto Balaam the son of Beor to
Neh. 13. 1, 2. his hand, even unto Arnon. f Pethor, which is by the river of the Mic. 6.5;
2 Pet. 2. 15. 27 Wherefore they that speak in land of the children of his people, to | Jude 11." proverbs say, Come into Heshbon, call him, saying, Behold, there is a Rev. 2. 14. let the city of Sihon be built and people come out from Egypt: behold,
f See ch. 23. 7.
Deut. 23. 4. i prepared :
they cover the + face of the earth, and 1 Heb. eye. & Jer. 48. 45, 28 For there is sa fire gone out of they abide over against me.
Heshbon, a flame from the city of 6 Come now therefore, I pray thee, h Deut. 2. 9, Sihon: it hath consumed hAr of curse me this people ; for they are & ch. 23. 7. 18. 13. 15. 1.
Moab, and the lords of the high too mighty for me : peradventure I
shall prevail, that we may smite them,
os hath given his sons that escaped, and blessest is blessed, and he whom thou 23. 13. Jer. his daughters, into captivity unto | cursest is cursed. 48. 7, 13. Sihon king of the Amorites.
And the elders of Moab and 30 We have shot at them; Hesh- the elders of Midian departed with ik Jer. 48. 18, bon is perished even kunto Dibon, h the rewards of divination in their 11 Sam. 9.7, 3.
and we have laid them waste even hand; and they came unto Balaam,
unto Nophah, which reacheth unto and spake unto him the words of 1 18. 15. 2. 1 Medeba.
Balak. 31 | Thus Israel dwelt in the land 8 And he said unto them, Lodge i ver. 19. of the Amorites.
here this night, and I will bring mch. 32. 1. . 32 And Moses sent to spy out m Ja- you word again, as the LORD shall Jer. 48. 32.
zer, and they took the villages there- speak unto me: and the princes of
9 k And God came unto Balaam, and k Gen. 20. 3.
ver. 20. n Deut. 3. 1. & | 33 | * And they turned and went up said, What men are these with thee?
by the way of Bashan : and Og the 10 And Balaam said unto God, Ba-
them, he, and all his people, to the hath sent unto me, saying, o Josh. 13. 12. | battle oat Edrei.
| 11 Behold, there is a people come 34 And the LORD said unto Moses, out of Egypt, which covereth the p Deut. 3. 2. P Fear him not : for I have deliver- face of the earth : come now, curse ed him into thy hand, and all his me them; peradventure + I shall be + Heb. I shall
prevail in q ver. 24. people, and his land; and I thou shalt able to overcome them, and drive
fighting Ps. 135.10: I do to him as thou didst unto Sihon them out.
ayainst him. 11. & 136. 20.
king of the Amorites, which dwelt at 12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou
shalt not go with them; thou shalt r Deut. 3. 3, 4, 35 So they smote him, and his not curse the people : for 'they are | 1 ch. 23. 20.
Rom. 11, 29. sons, and all his people, until there blessed. was none left him alive: and they 13 And Balaam rose up in the mornpossessed his land.
ing, and said unto the princes of BaCHAPTER XXII.
lak, Get you into your land : for the
LORD refuseth to give me leave to go
and they went unto Balak, and said, a ch. 33. 48. AND a the children of Israel set Balaam refuseth to come with us.
A forward, and pitched in the 15 And Balak sent yet again princes,
16 And they came to Balaam, and b Judg. 11. 25. | 2 | And • Balak the son of Zippor said to him, Thus saith Balak the
An angel opposeth Balaam.
Balak meeteth Balaam.
2 Chr. 18. 13.
B. C. 1452. son of Zippor, + Let nothing, I pray | Am not 1 thine ass, + upon which | B. C. 1452.
thee, hinder thee from coming unto thou hast ridden lever since I was † Heb. Be not
† Heb. who thou letted
thine unto this day? was I ever wont me :
hast ridden from, $c. 17 For I will promote thee unto to do so unto thee? And he said, upon me.
11 Or, ever since very great honour, and I will do | Nay.
thou wast,&c. whatsoever thou sayest unto me : | 31 Then the LORD ? opened the eyes z See Gen. 21. m ver. 6. mcome therefore, I pray thee, curse of Balaam, and he saw the angel of
2 Kings 6. 17. me this people.
the Lord standing in the way, and Luke 24, 16, 18 And Balaam answered and said his sword drawn in his hand : and he
31. och. 24. 13. unto the servants of Balak, " If Balak a bowed down his head, and il fell flat | Or, bowed
himself. would give me his house full of silver on his face.
a Ex. 31. 8. 0 1 Kings 22. and gold, 'I cannot go beyond the 32 And the angel of the LORD said
word of the LORD my God, to do less unto him, Wherefore hast thou smit-
ten thine ass these three times ? Bep ver. 8. 19 Now therefore, I pray you, P tarry hold, I went out fto withstand thee, + Heb. to be
an adversary ye also here this night, that I may because thy way is bperverse before
unto thee. know what the LORD will say unto me:
b 2 Pet. 2. 14,
med me more.
33 And the ass saw me, and turned
15. q ver. 9.
20 9 And God came unto Balaam at from me these three times : unless
come to call thee, rise up, and go with also I had slain thee, and saved her
say unto thee, that shalt thou do. | 34 And Balaam said unto the angel
ci Sam. 15. 24,
30. & 26. 21. ' ing, and saddled his ass, and went with knew not that thou stoodest in the 2 Sam. 12. 13. the princes of Moab.
Job 34. 31, 32. | way against me : now therefore, if it 22 | And God's anger was kindled + displease thee, I will get me back | + Heb. be evil
in thine eyes. s Ex. 4. 24. because he went: sand the angel of again.
the Lord stood in the way for an 35 And the angel of the Lord said
thee, that thou shalt speak. So Ba-
LORD standing in the way, and his 36 [And when Balak heard that
into the field; and Balaam smote the is in the border of Ărnon, which is in
the utmost coast.
ch. 24. 11. 25 And when the ass saw the angel mote thee to honour ? of the Lord, she thrust herself unto 38 And Balaam said unto Balak, Lo, the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot I am come unto thee: have I now any against the wall: and he smote her power at all to say any thing ? hthe
h ch. 23. 26. &
24. 13. again.
word that God putteth in my mouth, i Kings 22. 26 And the angel of the LORD went that shall I speak.
2 Chr. 18. 13. further, and stood in a narrow place, 39 And Balaam went with Balak, where was no way to turn either to and they came unto | Kirjath-huzoth. 11 Or, A city
of streets. the right hand or to the left.
40 And Balak offered oxen and sheep,
brought him up into the i high places i Deut. 12. 2. u 2 Pet. 2. 15. 28 And the LORD " opened the mouth of Baal, that thence he might see the
of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, utmost part of the people.
Balak's sacrifices and Balaam's parables. 29 And Balaam said unto the ass, A ND Balaam said unto Balak, Because thou hast mocked me: I H a Build me here seven altars, a ver. 29.
would there were a sword in mine and prepare me here seven oxen and s Prov. 12. 10. hand, for now would I kill thee. seven rams. y 2 Pet. 2. 16. | 30 y And the ass said unto Balaam, l 2 And Balak did as Balaam had
Balak's sacrifices and
the parables of Balaam.
Tit. 1. 2.
B. C. 1452. spoken ; and Balak and Balaam bof- | And Balak said unto him, What hath
fered on every altar a bullock and a the Lord spoken? b ver. 14, 30. ram.
18 And he took up his parable, and 3 And Balaam said unto Balak, said, Rise up, Balak, and hear; heark- t Judg. 3. 20. c ver. 15. c Stand by thy burnt offering, and I en unto me, thou son of Zippor : will go : peradventure the LORD will 19 u God is not a man, that he should u 1 Sanı. 15. 29.
Mal. 3. 6. d ch. 24. 1. come d to meet me, and whatsoever lie; neither the son of man, that he
Rom. 11. 29. he sheweth me I will tell thee. And should repent: hath he said, and shall
James 1. 17. || Or, he went il he went to a high place.
he not do it? or hath he spoken, and
4 e And God met Balaam : and he shall he not make it good ?
22. 17. Num.
22. 12. f ver.16. ch.22. 5 And the LORD fput a word in 21 y He hath not beheld iniquity in y Rom. 4.7,8. 35. Deut. 18. 18. Jer. 1. 9.
Balaam's mouth, and said, Return Jacob, neither hath he seen perverse-
29. 45, 46. & speak.
33. 14 6 And he returned unto him, and, among them.
a Ps. 89. 15. lo, he stood by his burnt sacrifice, 22 b God brought them out of Egypt; | 0 ch. 24. 8.
he, and all the princes of Moab. he hath as it were the strength of a c Deut. 33. 17. gver.18. ch.24. ✓ And he s took up his parable, and unicorn.
Job 39. 10,11. 3, 15, 23. Job 27.1. & 29. 1.
said, Balak the king of Moab hath 23 Surely there is no enchantment Ps. 78. 2.
brought me from Aram, out of the llagainst Jacob, neither is there any l Or, in. Ez. 17. 2. Mic. 2. 4. mountains of the east, saying, h Come, divination against Israel: according Hab. 2. 6.
curse me Jacob, and come, idefy Is- to this time it shall be said of Jah ch.22.6,11,17. i 1 Sam. 17.10. rael.
cob and of Israel, What hath Godd Ps. 31. 19. & k Is. 47. 12, 13.
44. 1. 8 * How shall I curse, whom God wrought! hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, 24 Behold, the people shall rise up whom the LORD hath not defied? eas a great lion, and lift up himself as e Gen. 49. 9.
9 For from the top of the rocks I a young lion : he shall not lie down 1 Gen. 49. 27.
see him, and from the hills I behold until he eat of the prey, and drink I Deut. 33. 28 him: lo, Ithe people shall dwell the blood of the slain. m Ex. 33. 16. alone, and mshall not be reckoned 25 | And Balak said unto Balaam, Eph. 2. 14. among the nations.
Neither curse them at all, nor bless o Gen. 13. 16. 10 - Who can count the dust of Ja- | them at all. & 22. 17.
cob, and the number of the fourth part 26 But Balaam answered and said | Heb.my soul, of Israel ? Let me die "the death of unto Balak, Told not I thee, saying, or, my life.
the righteous, and let my last end be 5 All that the LORD speaketh, that I : ver.12. ch.22. o Ps. 116, 15.
38. 1 Kings like his! must do?
22. 14. 11 And Balak said unto Balaam, ! 27 I And Balak said unto Balaam, p ch. 22. 11, 17. What hast thou done unto me? PIn Come, I pray thee, I will bring thee | h ver. 13.
took thee to curse mine enemies, and, unto another place; peradventure it
curse me them from thence.
I not take heed to speak that which the top of Peor, that looketh i toward | ich. 21. 20.
13 And Balak said unto him, Come, 29 And Balaam said unto Balak,
14 | And he brought him into the on every altar.
in anger dismisseth him. 15 He prophcsicth of the
Star of Jacob, and of the destruction of sundry na-
AND when Balaam saw that it 16 And the Lord met Balaam, and A pleased the Lord to bless Israel, a ch. 23. 3, 15. & ver. 5 ch. 22. sput a word in his mouth, and said, he went not, as at a other times, + to | + Heb. to the
meeting of en. Go again unto Balak, and say thus. seek for enchantments, but he set his chantments.
17 And when he came to him, be- face toward the wilderness.
Ezra 9. 2.
& 24. 10.
Ik ver. 1.