Numbers 24:1–26:34

And when Balaam saw that it pleased the Lord to bless Israel, he went not, as at aother times, to seek for enchantments, but he set his face toward the wilderness. And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and he saw Israel babiding in his tents according to their tribes; and cthe spirit of God came upon him. And he took up his parable, and said,

dBalaam the son of Beor hath said,

And the man whose eyes are open hath said:

He hath said, which heard the words of God,

Which saw the vision of the Almighty,

eFalling into a trance, but having his eyes open:

How goodly are thy tents, O Jacob,

And thy tabernacles, O Israel!

As the valleys are they spread forth,

As gardens by the river’s side,

fAs the trees of lign aloes gwhich the Lord hath planted,

And as cedar trees beside the waters.

He shall pour the water out of his buckets,

And his seed shall be hin many waters,

And his king shall be higher than iAgag,

And his kkingdom shall be exalted.

lGod brought him forth out of Egypt;

He hath as it were the strength of an unicorn:

He shall meat up the nations his enemies,

And shall nbreak their bones,

And opierce them through with his arrows.

pHe couched, he lay down as a lion,

And as a great lion: who shall stir him up?

qBlessed is he that blesseth thee,

And cursed is he that curseth thee.

10 And Balak’s anger was kindled against Balaam, and he rsmote his hands together: and Balak said unto Balaam, sI called thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast altogether blessed them these three times. 11 Therefore now flee thou to thy place: tI thought to promote thee unto great honour; but, lo, the Lord hath kept thee back from honour. 12 And Balaam said unto Balak, Spake I not also to thy messengers which thou sentest unto me, saying, 13 uIf Balak would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment of the Lord, to do either good or bad wof mine own mind; but what the Lord saith, that will I speak? 14 And now, behold, I go unto my people: come therefore, and xI will advertise thee what this people shall do to thy people yin the latter days. 15 zAnd he took up his parable, and said,

aBalaam the son of Beor hath said,

And the man whose eyes are open hath said:

16  aHe hath said, which heard the words of God,

And knew the knowledge of the most High,

Which saw the vision of the Almighty,

Falling into a trance, but having his eyes open:

17  bI shall see him, but not now:

I shall bbehold him, but not nigh:

There cshall come da Star out of Jacob,

And ea Sceptre shall rise out of Israel,

And shall ||smite the corners of Moab,

And destroy all the children of Sheth.

18  And fEdom shall be a possession,

gSeir also shall be a possession for his enemies;

And Israel shall do valiantly.

19  Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion,

And shall destroy him that remaineth of the city.

20  And when he looked on Amalek, he took up his parable, and said,

Amalek was ||the first of the nations;

But his latter end ||shall be that he perish for ever.

21  And he looked on hthe Kenites, and took up his parable, and said,

Strong is thy dwellingplace,

And thou puttest thy nest in a rock.

22  Nevertheless the Kenite shall be wasted,

||Until Asshur shall carry thee away captive.

23  And he took up his parable, and said,

Alas, who shall live when God doeth this!

24  And ships shall come from the coast of iChittim,

And shall afflict Asshur, and shall afflict kEber,

And he also lshall perish for ever.

25 And Balaam rose up, and went and mreturned to his place: and Balak also went his way.

25 And Israel abode in aShittim, and bthe people began to commit whoredom with the daughters of Moab. cAnd they dcalled the people unto the sacrifices of their gods: and the people did eat, and bowed down to their gods. And Israel ejoined himself unto fBaal-peor: and the anger of the Lord was kindled against Israel. And the Lord said unto Moses, gTake all the heads of the people, and hang them up before the Lord against the sun, hthat the fierce anger of the Lord may be turned away from Israel. And Moses said unto ithe judges of Israel, kSlay ye every one his men that were joined unto fBaal-peor. And, behold, one of the children of Israel came and brought unto his brethren a Midianitish woman in the sight of Moses, and in the sight of all the congregation of the children of Israel, who were lweeping before the door of the tabernacle of the congregation. And mwhen Phinehas, nthe son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, saw it, he rose up from among the congregation, and took a javelin in his hand; And he went after the man of Israel into the tent, and thrust both of them through, the man of Israel, and the woman through her belly. So othe plague was stayed from the children of Israel. And pthose that died in the plague were twenty and four thousand.

10 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 11 Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, qhath turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, while he was zealous for my sake among them, that I consumed not the children of Israel in rmy jealousy. 12 Wherefore say, sBehold, I give unto him my covenant of peace: 13 And he shall have it, and this seed after him, even the covenant of uan everlasting priesthood; because he was zealous for his God, and made an atonement for the children of Israel. 14 Now the name of the Israelite that was slain, even that was slain with the Midianitish woman, was Zimri, the son of Salu, a prince of a chief house among the Simeonites. 15 And the name of the Midianitish woman that was slain was Cozbi, the daughter of xZur; he was head over a people, and of a chief house in Midian.

16 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 17 yVex the Midianites, and smite them: 18 For they vex you with their zwiles, wherewith they have beguiled you in the matter of aPeor, and in the matter of Cozbi, the daughter of a prince of Midian, their sister, which was slain in the day of the plague for aPeor’s sake.

26 And it came to pass after the plague, that the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Eleazar the son of Aaron the priest, saying, aTake the sum of all the congregation of the children of Israel, bfrom twenty years old and upward, throughout their fathers’ house, all that are able to go to war in Israel. And Moses and Eleazar the priest spake with them cin the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho, saying, dTake the sum of the people, from twenty years old and upward; as the Lord ecommanded Moses and the children of Israel, which went forth out of the land of Egypt.

fReuben, the eldest son of Israel: the children of Reuben; Hanoch, of whom cometh the family of the Hanochites: of Pallu, the family of the Palluites: Of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: of Carmi, the family of the Carmites. These are the families of the Reubenites: and they that were numbered of them were gforty and three thousand and seven hundred and thirty. And the sons of Pallu; Eliab. And the sons of Eliab; Nemuel, and Dathan, and Abiram. This is that Dathan and Abiram, which were hfamous in the congregation, who istrove against Moses and against Aaron in the company of Korah, when they istrove against the Lord: 10 jAnd the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up together with Korah, when that company died, what time the fire devoured two hundred and fifty men: kand they became a sign. 11 Notwithstanding lthe children of Korah died not.

12 The sons of mSimeon after their families: of Nemuel, the family of the Nemuelites: of Jamin, the family of the Jaminites: of ||Jachin, the family of the Jachinites: 13 Of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites: of Shaul, the family of the Shaulites. 14 These are the families of the Simeonites, ntwenty and two thousand and two hundred.

15 The children of oGad after their families: of Zephon, the family of the Zephonites: of Haggi, the family of the Haggites: of Shuni, the family of the Shunites: 16 Of ||Ozni, the family of the Oznites: of Eri, the family of the Erites: 17 Of Arod, the family of the Arodites: of Areli, the family of the Arelites. 18 These are the families of the children of Gad according to those that were numbered of them, pforty thousand and five hundred.

19 qThe sons of Judah were Er and Onan: and Er and Onan died in the land of Canaan. 20 And the sons of Judah after their families were; of Shelah, the family of the Shelanites: of Pharez, the family of the Pharzites: of Zerah, the family of the Zarhites. 21 And the sons of Pharez were; of Hezron, the family of the Hezronites: of Hamul, the family of the Hamulites. 22 These are the families of Judah according to those that were numbered of them, rthreescore and sixteen thousand and five hundred.

23 sOf the sons of Issachar after their families: of Tola, the family of the Tolaites: of ||Pua, the family of the Punites: 24 Of ||Jashub, the family of the Jashubites: of Shimron, the family of the Shimronites. 25 These are the families of Issachar according to those that were numbered of them, tthreescore and four thousand and three hundred.

26 uOf the sons of Zebulun after their families: of Sered, the family of the Sardites: of Elon, the family of the Elonites: of Jahleel, the family of the Jahleelites. 27 These are the families of the Zebulunites according to those that were numbered of them, wthreescore thousand and five hundred.

28 xThe sons of Joseph after their families were Manasseh and Ephraim. 29 Of the sons of Manasseh: of yMachir, the family of the Machirites: and Machir begat Gilead: of Gilead come the family of the Gileadites. 30 These are the sons of Gilead: of ||Jeezer, the family of the Jeezerites: of Helek, the family of the Helekites: 31 And of Asriel, the family of the Asrielites: and of Shechem, the family of the Shechemites: 32 And of Shemida, the family of the Shemidaites: and of Hepher, the family of the Hepherites. 33 And zZelophehad the son of Hepher had no sons, but daughters: and the names of the daughters of Zelophehad were Mahlah, and Noah, Hoglah, Milcah, and Tirzah. 34 These are the …

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