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NUMBERS, 25
Zeal of Phinehas

25:1     Now when Israel was living in Shittim the people became false to the Lord, doing evil with the daughters of Moab : 2 For they sent for the people to be present at the offerings made to their gods ; and the people took part in their feasts and gave honour to their gods. 3 So Israel had relations with the women of Moab in honour of the Baal of Peor : and the Lord was moved to wrath against Israel. 4 Then the Lord said to Moses, Take all the chiefs of the people, hanging them up in the sun before the Lord, so that the wrath of the Lord may be turned from Israel. 5 So Moses said to the judges of Israel, Let everyone put to death those of his men who have had relations with the women of Moab in honour of the Baal of Peor.
25:6     Then one of the children of Israel came to his brothers, taking with him a woman of Midian, before the eyes of Moses and all the meeting of the people, while they were weeping at the door of the Tent of meeting. 7 And Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, seeing it, got up from among the people and took a spear in his hand, 8 And went after the man of Israel into the tent, driving the spear through the two of them, through the man of Israel and through the stomach of the woman. So the disease was stopped among the children of Israel. 9 But twenty-four thousand of them had come to their death by the disease.
25:10     And the Lord said to Moses, 25:11 Through Phinehas, and because of his passion for my honour, my wrath has been turned away from the children of Israel, so that I have not sent destruction on them all in my wrath. 12 So say to them that I will make with him an agreement of peace : 13 And by this agreement, he and his sons after him have the right to be priests for ever; because, by his care for the honour of his God, he took away the sin of the children of Israel.
25:14     Now the man of Israel who was put to death with the woman of Midian was Zimri, the son of Salu, a chief of one of the families of the Simeonites. 15 And the woman of Midian who was put to death was Cozbi, the daughter of Zur ; he was the head of a family in Midian.
25:16     Then the Lord said to Moses, 17 Take up arms against the Midianites and overcome them ; 18 For they are a danger to you with their false ways, causing sin to come on you in the question of Peor, and because of Cozbi, their sister, the daughter of the chief of Midian, who was put to death at the time of the disease which came on you because of Peor.

NUMBERS, 26
Census of the people

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26:1     Now after the disease was over, the Lord said to Moses and Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, 26:2 Let all the children of Israel be numbered, by the names of their fathers' families, all those of twenty years old and over who are able to go to war in Israel. 26:3 So Moses and Eleazar the priest gave them the order in the lowlands of Moab by Jordan at Jericho, saying, 26:4 Let all the people of twenty years old and over be numbered, as the Lord has given orders to Moses and the children of Israel who have come out of Egypt. 26:5 Reuben, the first son of Israel : the sons of Reuben by their families : of Hanoch, the family of the Hanochites : of Pallu, the family of the Palluites: 26:6 Of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites : of Carmi, the family of the Carmites. 26:7 These are the families of the Reubenites : their number was forty-three thousand, seven hundred and thirty. 26:8 And the sons of Pallu, Eliab 26:9 And the sons of Eliab: Nemuel and Dathan and Abiram. These are the same Dathan and Abiram who had a place in the meeting of the people, who together with Korah made an outcry against Moses and Aaron and against the Lord: 26:10 And they went down into the open mouth of the earth, together with Korah, when death overtook him and all his band; at the time when two hundred and fifty men were burned in the fire, and they became a sign. 26:11 But death did not overtake the sons of Korah. 26:12 The sons of Simeon by their families: of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites: of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites: of Jachin, the family of the Jachinites : 26:13 Of Zerah, the family of the Zerahites : of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites. 26:14 These are the families of the Simeonites, twenty-two thousand, two hundred. 26:15 The sons of Gad by their families : of Zephon, the family of the Zephonites : of Haggi, the family of the Haggites : of Shuni, the family of the Shunites : 26:16 Of Ozni, the family of the Oznites: of Eri, the family of the Erites : 26:17 Of Arod, the family of the Arodites: of Areli, the family of the Arelites. 26:18 These are the families of the sons of Gad as they were numbered, forty thousand, five hundred. 26:19 The sons of Judah, Er and Onan : and Er and Onan had come to their death in the land of Canaan. 26:20 And the sons of Judah by their families were : of Shelah, the family of the Shelahites: of Perez, the family of the Perezites: of Zerah, the family of the Zerahites. 26:21 And the sons of Perez were: of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites : of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites. 26:22 These are the families of Judah as they were numbered, seventy-six thousand, five hundred. 26:23 The sons of Issachar by their families : of Tola, the family of the Tolaites : of Puvah, the family of the Punites: 26:24 Of Jashub, the family of the Jashubites : of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites. 26:25 These are the families of Issachar, as they were numbered, sixty-four thousand, three hundred. 26:26 The sons of Zebulun by their families : of Sered, the family of the Seredites : of Elon, the family of the Elonites: of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites. 26:27 These are the families of the Zebulunites as they were numbered, sixty thousand, five hundred. 26:28 The sons of Joseph by their families : Manasseh and Ephraim. 26:29 The sons of Manasseh: of Machir, the family of the Machirites : and Machir was the father of Gilead: of Gilead, the family of the Gileadites. 26:30 These are the sons of Gilead : of Iezer, the family of the Iezerites : of Helek, the family of the Helekites : 26:31 And of Asriel, the family of the Asrielites : and of Shechem, the family of the Shechemites: 26:32 And of Shemida, the family of the Shemidaites : and of Hepher, the family of the Hepherites. 26:33 And Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, had no sons, but only daughters, and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 26:34 These are the families of Manasseh ; and those who were numbered of them were fifty-two thousand, seven hundred. 26:35 These are the sons of Ephraim by their families : of Shuthelah, the family of the Shuthelahites : of Becher, the family of the Becherites : of Tahan, the family of the Tahanites. 26:36 And these are the sons of Shuthelah : of Eran, the family of the Eranites: 26:37 These are the families of Ephraim as they were numbered, thirty-two thousand, five hundred. These are the sons of Joseph by their families. 26:38 The sons of Benjamin by their families : of Bela, the family of the Belaites : of Ashbel, the family of the Ashbelites: of Ahiram, the family of the Ahiramites : 26:39 Of Shephupham, the family of the Shuphamites : and of Hupham, the family of the Huphamites. 26:40 And the sons of Bela were Ard and Naaman : of Ard, the family of the Ardites : of Naaman, the family of the Naamites. 26:41 These are the sons of Benjamin by their families : and those who were numbered of them were forty-five thousand, six hundred. 26:42 These are the sons of Dan by their families : of Shuham, the family of the Shuhamites. These are the families of Dan by their families. 26:43 All the families of the Shuhamites, as they were numbered, were sixty-four thousand, four hundred. 26:44 The sons of Asher by their families : of Imnah, the family of the Imnites : of Ishvi, the family of the Ishvites : of Beriah, the family of the Beriites. 26:45 Of the sons of Beriah : of Heber, the family of the Heberites : of Malchiel, the family of the Malchielites : 26:46 And the name of the daughter of Asher was Serah. 26:47 These are the families of the sons of Asher as they were numbered, fifty-three thousand, four hundred. 26:48 The sons of Naphtali by their families : of Jahzeel, the family of the Jahzeelites : of Guni, the family of the Gunites : 26:49 Of Jezer, the family of the Jezerites : of Shillem, the family of the Shillemites. 26:50 These are the families of Naphtali by their families: and those who were numbered of them were forty-five thousand, four hundred. 26:51 Those who were numbered of the children of Israel were six hundred and one thousand, seven hundred and thirty. 26:52 And the Lord said to Moses, 26:53 Let there be a division of the land among these, for their heritage, in relation to the number of names. 26:54 To those families who are more in number, give a greater heritage ; to those who are less in number, a smaller part: to every one let the heritage be given in relation to the number in his family. 26:55 But let the distribution of the land be made by the decision of the Lord : by the names of the tribes of their fathers let their heritage be given them. 26:56 As it is ordered by the decision of the Lord, let distribution be made between those who are more in number and those who are less. 26:57 These were those of the Levites who were numbered by their families : of Gershon, the family of the Gershonites : of Kohath, the family of the Kohathites : of Merari, the family of the Merarites. 26:58 These are the families of Levi : the family of the Libnites, the family of the Hebronites, the family of the Mahlites, the family of the Mushites, the family of the Korahites. And Kohath was the father of Amram. 26:59 Amram's wife was Jochebed, the daughter of Levi, whom he had in Egypt : by Amram she had Moses and Aaron and their sister Miriam. 26:60 Aaron's sons were Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar. 26:61 Death overtook Nadab and Abihu when they made an offering of strange fire before the Lord. 26:62 Of these, twenty-three thousand males, from one month old and over, were numbered : they were not numbered with the rest of the children of Israel, for they had no heritage among the children of Israel. 26:63 All these were numbered by Moses and Eleazar the priest when the children of Israel were numbered in the lowlands of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho. 26:64 But among all these was not one of those numbered by Moses and Aaron the priest when the children of Israel were numbered in the waste land of Sinai. 26:65 For the Lord had said of them, Death will certainly overtake them in the waste land. And of them all, only Caleb, the son of Jephunneh, and Joshua, the son of Nun, were still living.

NUMBERS, 27

27:1     Then the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh, the son of Joseph, came forward : their names are Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah. 27:2 They came before Moses and Eleazar the priest and the chiefs and all the people at the door of the Tent of meeting, and said, 27:3 Death overtook our father in the waste land ; he was not among those who were banded together with Korah against the Lord ; but death came to him in his sin; and he had no sons. 27:4 Why is the name of our father to be taken away from among his family, because he had no son? Give us a heritage among our father's brothers. 27:5 So Moses put their cause before the Lord. 27:6 And the Lord said to Moses, 27:7 What the daughters of Zelophehad say is right: certainly you are to give them a heritage among their father's brothers: and let the property which would have been their father's go to them. 27:8 And say to the children of Israel, If a man has no son at the time of his death, let his heritage go to his daughter. 27:9 And if he has no daughter, then give his heritage to his brothers. 27:10 And if he has no brothers, then give his heritage to his father's brothers. 27:11 And if his father has no brothers, then give it to his nearest relation in the family, as his heritage: this is to be a decision made by law for the children of Israel, as the Lord gave orders to Moses. 27:12 And the Lord said to Moses, Go up into this mountain of Abarim so that you may see the land which I have given to the children of Israel. 27:13 And when you have seen it, you will be put to rest with your people, as your brother Aaron was: 27:14 Because in the waste land of Zin, when the people were angry, you and he went against my word and did not keep my name holy before their eyes, at the waters. (These are the waters of Meribah in Kadesh in the waste land of Zin.) 27:15 Then Moses said to the Lord, 27:16 Let the Lord, the God of the spirits of all flesh, put a man at the head of this people, 27:17 To go out and come in before them and be their guide; so that the people of the Lord may not be like sheep without a keeper. 27:18 And the Lord said to Moses, Take Joshua, the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and put your hand on him; 27:19 And take him before Eleazar the priest and all the meeting of the people, and give him his orders before their eyes. 27:20 And put your honour on him, so that all the children of Israel may be under his authority. 27:21 He will take his place before Eleazar the priest, so that he may get directions from the Lord for him, with the Urim: at his word they will go out, and at his word they will come in, he and all the children of Israel. 27:22 So Moses did as the Lord said: he took Joshua and put him before Eleazar the priest and the meeting of the people: 27:23 And he put his hands on him and gave him his orders, as the Lord had said by Moses.

NUMBERS, 28

    28:1 And the Lord said to Moses, 28:2 Give orders to the children of Israel and say to them, Let it be your care to give me my offerings at their regular times, the food of the offerings made by fire to me for a sweet smell. 28:3 Say to them, This is the offering made by fire which you are to give to the Lord ; he-lambs of the first year without any mark, two every day as a regular burned offering. 28:4 Let one be offered in the morning, and the other at evening ; 28:5 And the tenth part of an ephah of the best meal for a meal offering mixed with the fourth part of a hin of clear oil. 28:6 It is a regular burned offering, as it was ordered in Mount Sinai, for a sweet smell, an offering made by fire to the Lord. 28:7 And for its drink offering take the fourth part of a hin for one lamb : in the holy place let the wine be drained out for a drink offering for the Lord. 28:8 Let the other lamb be offered at evening ; like the meal offering of the morning and its drink offering, let it be offered as an offering made by fire for a sweet smell to the Lord. 28:9 And on the Sabbath day, two he-lambs of the first year, without any mark, and two tenth parts of the best meal for a meal offering mixed with oil, and its drink offering: 28:10 This is the burned offering for every Sabbath day, in addition to the regular burned offering, and its drink offering. 28:11 And on the first day of every month you are to give a burned offering to the Lord; two oxen, one male sheep, and seven he-lambs of the first year, without any mark ; 28:12 And three tenth parts of the best meal for a meal offering mixed with oil, for every ox; and two tenth parts of the best meal for a meal offering mixed with oil, for the one sheep; 28:13 And a separate tenth part of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering for every lamb; for a burned offering of a sweet smell, an offering made by fire to the Lord. 28:14 And their drink offerings are to be half a hin of wine for an ox, and the third part of a hin for a male sheep, and the fourth part of a hin for a lamb : this is the burned offering for every month through all the months of the year. 28:15 And one he-goat for a sin-offering to the Lord; it is to be offered in addition to the regular burned offering and its drink offering. 28:16 And in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, is the Lord's Passover. 28:17 On the fifteenth day of this month there is to be a feast ; for seven days let your food be unleavened cakes. 28:18 On the first day there is to be a holy meeting: you may do no sort of field-work: 28:19 And you are to give an offering made by fire, a burned offering to the Lord; two oxen, one male sheep, and seven he-lambs of the first year, without any mark : 28:20 And their meal offering, the best meal mixed with oil: let three tenth parts of an ephah be offered for an ox and two tenth parts for a male sheep; 28:21 And a separate tenth part for every one of the seven lambs ; 28:22 And one he-goat for a sin-offering to take away your sin. 28:23 These are to be offered in addition to the morning burned offering, which is a regular burned offering at all times. 28:24 In this way, every day for seven days, give the food of the offering made by fire, a sweet smell to the Lord: it is to be offered in addition to the regular burned offering, and its drink offering. 28:25 Then on the seventh day there will be a holy meeting ; you may do no field-work. 28:26 And at the time of the first-fruits, when you give an offering of new meal to the Lord at your feast of weeks, there is to be a holy meeting: you may do no field-work : 28:27 And give a burned offering for a sweet smell to the Lord ; two oxen, one male sheep, and seven he-lambs of the first year ; 28:28 And their meal offering, the best meal mixed with oil, three tenth parts for an ox, two tenth parts for a male sheep, 28:29 And a separate tenth part for every one of the seven lambs ; 28:30 And one he-goat to take away your sin. 28:31 These are in addition to the regular burned offering and its meal offering; take care that they are without any mark, and let them be offered with their drink offerings.

NUMBERS, 29

    29:1 In the seventh month, on the first day of the month, let there be a holy meeting; on it you may do no field-work ; let the day be marked by the blowing of horns ; 29:2 And give to the Lord a burned offering for a sweet smell; one ox, one male sheep, seven he-lambs of the first year, without any mark on them: 29:3 And their meal offering, the best meal mixed with oil, three tenth parts for an ox, two tenth parts for a male sheep, 29:4 And a separate tenth part for every one of the seven lambs ; 29:5 And one he-goat for a sin-offering, to take away your sin: 29:6 In addition to the burned offering of the new moon, and its meal offering, and the regular burned offering and its meal offering, and their drink offerings, as they are ordered, for a sweet smell, an offering made by fire to the Lord. 29:7 And on the tenth day of this seventh month there will be a holy meeting; keep yourselves from pleasure, and do no sort of work; 29:8 And give to the Lord a burned offering for a sweet smell; one ox, one male sheep, seven he-lambs of the first year: only those without any mark on them may be used: 29:9 And their meal offering, the best meal mixed with oil, three tenth parts for an ox, two tenth parts for a male sheep, 29:10 A separate tenth part for every one of the seven lambs; 29:11 One he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the offering for taking away your sin, and the regular burned offering and its meal offering, and their drink offerings. 29:12 And on the fifteenth day of the seventh month let there be a holy meeting; do no field-work, and keep a feast to the Lord for seven days; 29:13 And give a burned offering, an offering made by fire of a sweet smell to the Lord, thirteen oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, all without any mark on them; 29:14 And their meal offering, the best meal mixed with oil, three tenth parts for every one of the thirteen oxen, two tenth parts for every male sheep, 29:15 And a separate tenth part for every one of the fourteen lambs; 29:16 And one he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the regular burned offering, and its meal offering, and its drink offering. 29:17 On the second day of the feast give an offering of twelve oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, without any mark on them; 29:18 And their meal offering and their drink offerings for the oxen and the sheep and the lambs, in relation to their number, as it is ordered: 29:19 And one he-goat for a sin-offering in addition to the regular burned offering, and its meal offering, and their drink offerings. 29:20 And on the third day eleven oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, without any mark; 29:21 And their meal offering and drink offerings for the oxen, for the male sheep, and for the lambs, in relation to their number, as it is ordered: 29:22 And one he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the regular burned offering, and its meal offering, and its drink offering. 29:23 And on the fourth day ten oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, without any mark: 29:24 And their meal offering and their drink offerings for the oxen, for the male sheep, and for the lambs, in relation to their number, as it is ordered. 29:25 And one he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the regular burned offering, and its meal offering, and its drink offering. 29:26 And on the fifth day nine oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, without any mark: 29:27 And their meal offering and their drink offerings for the oxen, for the male sheep, and for the lambs, in relation to their number, as it is ordered: 29:28 And one he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the regular burned offering, and its meal offering, and its drink offering. 29:29 And on the sixth day eight oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, without any mark: 29:30 And their meal offering and their drink offerings for the oxen, for the male sheep, and for the lambs, in relation to their number, as it is ordered: 29:31 And one he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the regular burned offering, its meal offering, and its drink offerings. 29:32 And on the seventh day seven oxen, two male sheep, fourteen he-lambs of the first year, without any mark: 29:33 And their meal offering and their drink offerings for the oxen, for the male sheep, and for the lambs, in relation to their number, as it is ordered: 29:34 And one he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the regular burned offering, its meal offering, and its drink offering. 29:35 On the eighth day let there be a holy meeting: you may do no field-work; 29:36 And give a burned offering, an offering made by fire of a sweet smell to the Lord: one ox, one male sheep, seven he-lambs of the first year, without any mark: 29:37 With the meal offering and the drink offerings for the ox, the male sheep, and the lambs, in relation to their number, as it is ordered: 29:38 And one he-goat for a sin-offering; in addition to the regular burned offering, and its meal offering, and its drink offering. 29:39 These are the offerings which you are to give to the Lord at your regular feasts, in addition to the offerings for an oath, and the free offerings you give, for your burned offerings and your drink offerings and your peace-offerings. 29:40 So Moses gave the children of Israel all these directions as the Lord had given him orders.

NUMBERS, 30

    30:1 And Moses said to the heads of the tribes of the children of Israel, This is the order of the Lord. 30:2 When a man takes an oath to the Lord, or gives an undertaking having the force of an oath, let him not go back from his word, but let him do whatever he has said he will do. 30:3 If a woman, being young and under the authority of her father, takes an oath to the Lord or gives an undertaking ; 30:4 If her father, hearing of her oath or the undertaking she has given, says nothing to her, then all her oaths and every undertaking she has given will have force. 30:5 But if her father, hearing of it, makes her take back her word, then the oaths or the undertakings she has given will have no force ; and she will have forgiveness from the Lord, because her oath was broken by her father. 30:6 And if she is married to a husband at the time when she is under an oath or an undertaking given without thought ; 30:7 If her husband, hearing of it, says nothing to her at the time, then the oaths she made and the undertakings she gave will have force. 30:8 But if her husband, hearing of it, makes her take it back, then the oath she made and the undertaking she gave without thought will have no force or effect, and she will have the Lord's forgiveness. 30:9 But an oath made by a widow or one who is no longer married to her husband, and every undertaking she has given, will have force. 30:10 If she made an oath while she was under the authority of her husband, 30:11 And her husband, hearing of it, said nothing to her and did not put a stop to it, then all her oaths and every undertaking she gave will have force. 30:12 But if her husband, on hearing of it, made them without force or effect, then whatever she has said about her oaths or her undertaking has no force: her husband has made them without effect, and she will have the Lord's forgiveness. 30:13 Every oath, and every undertaking which she gives, to keep herself from pleasure, may be supported or broken by her husband. 30:14 But if the days go on, and her husband says nothing whatever to her, then he is giving the support of his authority to her oaths and undertakings, because at the time of hearing them he said nothing to her. 30:15 But if at some time after hearing of them, he makes them without force, then he is responsible for her wrongdoing. 30:16 These are the laws which the Lord gave Moses in relation to a man and his wife, or a father and a young daughter who is under his authority.

NUMBERS, 31

    31:1 Then the Lord said to Moses, 31:2 Give the Midianites punishment for the wrong they did to the children of Israel: and after that you will go to rest with your people. 31:3 So Moses said to the people, Let men from among you be armed for war to put into effect against Midian the Lord's punishment on them. 31:4 From every tribe of Israel send a thousand to the war. 31:5 So from the thousands of Israel a thousand were taken from every tribe, twelve thousand men armed for war. 31:6 And Moses sent them out to war, a thousand from every tribe, and with them Phinehas, the son of Eleazar the priest, taking in his hands the vessels of the holy place and the horns for sounding the note of war. 31:7 And they made war on Midian, as the Lord gave orders to Moses; and they put to death every male. 31:8 They put the kings of Midian to death with the rest, Evi and Reken and Zur and Hur and Reba, the five kings of Midian: and Balaam, the son of Beor, they put to death with the sword. 31:9 The women of Midian with their little ones the children of Israel took prisoner; and all their cattle and flocks and all their goods they took for themselves; 31:10 And after burning all their towns and all their tent-circles, 31:11 They went away with the goods they had taken, man and beast. 31:12 And the prisoners and the goods and everything they had taken, they took to Moses and Eleazar the priest and the people of Israel, to the tent-circle in the lowlands of Moab by the Jordan at Jericho. 31:13 Then Moses and Eleazar the priest and the chiefs of the people went out to them before they had come into the tent-circle. 31:14 And Moses was angry with the chiefs of the army, the captains of thousands and the captains of hundreds who had come back from the war. 31:15 And Moses said to them, Why have you kept all the women safe? 31:16 It was these who, moved by Balaam, were the cause of Israel's sin against the Lord in the question of Peor, because of which disease came on the people of the Lord. 31:17 So now put every male child to death, and every woman who has had sex relations with a man. 31:18 But all the female children who have had no sex relations with men, you may keep for yourselves. 31:19 You yourselves will have to keep outside the tent-circle for seven days, anyone of you who has put any person to death or come near a dead body; and on the third day and on the seventh day make yourselves and your prisoners clean. 31:20 And every bit of clothing, and anything made of leather or goats' hair or wood, you are to make clean. 31:21 Then Eleazar the priest said to the men of war who had been to the fight, This is the rule of the law which the Lord has given to Moses : 31:22 But gold and silver and brass and iron and tin and lead, 31:23 And anything which may be heated, is to go through the fire and be made clean; but in addition it is to be put in the water of cleaning : and anything which may not go through the fire is to be put in the water. 31:24 And on the seventh day, after washing your clothing, you will be clean, and then you may come into the tent-circle. 31:25 And the Lord said to Moses, 31:26 Get an account of everything which was taken in the war, of man and of beast, you and Eleazar the priest and the heads of families of the people: 31:27 And let division be made of it into two parts, one for the men of war who went out to the fight, and one for all the people: 31:28 And from the men of war who went out let there be offered to the Lord one out of every five hundred, from the persons, and from the oxen and asses and sheep: 31:29 Take this from their part and give it to Eleazar the priest as an offering to be lifted up to the Lord. 31:30 And from the part given to the children of Israel, take one out of every fifty, from the persons, and from the oxen and asses and sheep, and give it to the Levites who have the care of the House of the Lord. 31:31 So Eleazar and Moses did as the Lord had given orders to Moses. 31:32 Now the beasts taken, in addition to what the fighting-men took for themselves, were six hundred and seventy-five thousand sheep, 31:33 And seventy-two thousand oxen, 31:34 And sixty-one thousand asses; 31:35 And thirty-two thousand persons, that is, women who had never had sex relations with a man. 31:36 And the half given as their part to the men who went to the war, was three hundred and thirty-seven thousand, five hundred sheep, 31:37 Of which the Lord's part was six hundred and seventy-five. 31:38 The number of oxen was thirty-six thousand, of which the Lord's part was seventy-two; 31:39 The number of asses was thirty thousand, five hundred, of which the Lord's part was sixty-one. 31:40 And the number of persons was sixteen thousand, of which the Lord's part was thirty-two persons. 31:41 And Moses gave the Lord's part, lifted up as an offering, to Eleazar the priest, as the Lord had given orders to Moses. 31:42 And from the half given to the children of Israel, which Moses had kept separate from that given to the fighting-men, 31:43 (Now the people's half was three hundred and thirty-seven thousand, five hundred sheep, 44 And thirty-six thousand oxen, 45 And thirty thousand, five hundred asses, 46 And sixteen thousand persons;) 31:47 Even from the children of Israel's half, Moses took one out of every fifty, men and beasts, and gave them to the Levites who had the care of the House of the Lord; as the Lord gave orders to Moses. 31:48 Then the men in authority over the thousands of the army, the captains of thousands and captains of hundreds, came to Moses, 31:49 And said to him, Your servants have taken note of the number of all the fighting-men under our orders, and every one is present; 31:50 And we have here an offering for the Lord from what every man took in the war, ornaments of gold, leg-chains and arm-rings, finger-rings, ear-rings, and neck-ornaments, to make our souls free from sin before the Lord. 31:51 So Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold from them, even all the worked ornaments. 31:52 And the gold which the captains of thousands and captains of hundreds gave, as an offering to be lifted up before the Lord, came to sixteen thousand, seven hundred and fifty shekels. 31:53 (For every man of the army had taken goods for himself in the war.) 31:54 Then Moses and Eleazar the priest took the gold given by the captains of thousands and captains of hundreds, and took it into the Tent of meeting, to be a sign in memory of the children of Israel before the Lord.

NUMBERS, 32

    32:1 Now the children of Reuben and the children of Gad had a great number of cattle: and when they saw that the land of Jazer and the land of Gilead was a good place for cattle; 32:2 The children of Gad and the children of Reuben came and said to Moses and to Eleazar the priest and to the chiefs of the meeting, 32:3 Ataroth, and Dibon, and Jazer, and Nimrah, and Heshbon, and Elealeh, and Sebam, and Nebo, and Beon, 32:4 The land which the Lord gave into the hands of the children of Israel, is a land for cattle, and your servants have cattle. 32:5 And they said, With your approval, let this land be given to your servants as their heritage: do not take us over Jordan. 32:6 And Moses said to the children of Gad and the children of Reuben, Are your brothers to go to the war, while you take your rest here? 32:7 Why would you take from the children of Israel the desire to go over into the land which the Lord has given them? 32:8 So did your fathers, when I sent them from Kadesh-barnea to see the land. 32:9 For when they went up to the valley of Eshcol, and saw the land, they took from the children of Israel the desire to go into the land which the Lord had given them. 32:10 And at that time the Lord was moved to wrath, and made an oath, saying, 32:11 Truly, not one of the men of twenty years old and over who came out of Egypt will see the land which I gave by oath to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; because they have not been true to me with all their heart; 32:12 But only Caleb, the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite, and Joshua, the son of Nun: because they have been true to the Lord. 32:13 Then the Lord was angry with Israel, and he made them wanderers in the waste land for forty years? till all that generation who had done evil in the eyes of the Lord was dead. 32:14 And now you have come to take the place of your fathers, another generation of sinners, increasing the wrath of the Lord against Israel. 32:15 For if you are turned away from him, he will send them wandering again in the waste land; and you will be the cause of the destruction of all this people. 32:16 Then they came to him, and said, We will make safe places for our cattle here, and towns for our little ones; 32:17 But we ourselves will be ready armed to go before the children of Israel till we have taken them to their place: but our little ones will be safe in the walled towns against the people of the land. 32:18 We will not come back to our houses till every one of the children of Israel has come into his heritage. 32:19 For we will not have our heritage with them on the other side of Jordan and forward; because our heritage has come to us on this side of Jordan to the east. 32:20 Then Moses said to them, If you will do this, arming yourselves to go before the Lord to the war, 32:21 Every armed man of you going across Jordan before the Lord till he has overcome and sent in flight all who are against him, 32:22 And the land is under the rule of the Lord: then after that you may come back, having done no wrong to the Lord and to Israel; and this land will be yours for your heritage before the Lord. 32:23 But if you do not do this, then you are sinners against the Lord; and you may be certain that your sin will have its reward. 32:24 So get to work building your towns for your little ones, and safe places for your sheep; and do as you have said. 32:25 And the children of Gad and the children of Reuben said to Moses, Your servants will do as my lord says. 32:26 Our little ones, our wives, and our flocks, and all our cattle, will be there in the towns of Gilead; 32:27 But your servants will go over, every man armed for war, before the Lord to the fight, as my lord says. 32:28 So Moses gave orders about them to Eleazar the priest and to Joshua, the son of Nun, and to the heads of families of the tribes of the children of Israel. 32:29 And Moses said to them, If the children of Gad and the children of Reuben go with you over Jordan, every man armed for the fight before the Lord, and all the land is given into your hands, then let them have the land of Gilead for a heritage: 32:30 But if they do not go over with you armed, they will have to take their heritage with you in the land of Canaan. 32:31 Then the children of Gad and the children of Reuben said, As the Lord has said to your servants, so will we do. 32:32 We will go over armed before the Lord into the land of Canaan, and you will give us our heritage on this side of Jordan. 32:33 So Moses gave to them, even to the children of Gad and the children of Reuben and to the half-tribe of Manasseh, the son of Joseph, the kingdom of Sihon, king of the Amorites and Og, king of Bashan, all the land with its towns and the country round them. 32:34 And the children of Gad were the builders of Dibon and Ataroth and Aroer; 32:35 And Atroth-shophan and Jazer and Jogbehah; 32:36 And Beth-nimrah and Beth-haran: walled towns and shut-in places for sheep. 32:37 And the children of Reuben were the builders of Heshbon and Elealeh and Kiriathaim; 32:38 And Nebo and Baal-meon, (their names being changed,) and Sibmah: and they gave other names to the towns they made. 32:39 And the children of Machir, the son of Manasseh, went to Gilead and took it, driving out the Amorites who were living there. 32:40 And Moses gave Gilead to Machir, the son of Manasseh; and he made it his living-place. 32:41 And Jair, the son of Manasseh, went and took the towns of Gilead, naming them Havvoth-Jair. 32:42 And Nobah went and took Kenath and its small towns, naming it Nobah, after himself.

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