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13 he stand before the congregation in judgment. And of these cities which ye 14 shall give six cities shall ye have for refuge. Ye shall give three cities on this
side Jordan, and three cities shall ye give in the land of Canaan, which shall be 15 cities of refuge. These six cities shall be a refuge, both for the children of Israel,
and for the stranger, and for the sojourner among them: that every one that killeth
any person unawares may flee thither. 16 And if he smite him with an instrument of iron, so that he die, he is a mur17 derer: the murderer shall surely be put to death. And if he smite him with throw.
e, wherewith he may die, and he die, he is a murderer: the murderer shall 18 surely be put to death. Or if he smite him with an hand weapon of wood, where
with he may die, and he die, he is a murderer : the murderer shall surely be put 19 to death. The revenger of blood himself shall slay the murderer: when he 20 meeteth him, he shall slay him. But if he thrust him of hatred, or hurl at him 91 by laving of wait, that he die ; or in enmity smite him with his hand, that
hé that smote him shall surely be put to death ; for he is a murderer: the reven
ger of blood shall slay the murderer, when he meeteth him. 22 But if he thrust him suddenly without enmity, or have cast upon him any thing 23 without laying of wait, or with any stone, wherewit
not, and cast it upon him, that he die, and was not his enemy, neither sought his 24 harm: then the congregation shall judge between the slayer and the revenger of 25 blood according to these judgments: and the congregation shall deliver the slayer
out of the hand of the revenger of blood, and the congregation shall restore him to the city of his refuge, whither he was fled: and he shall abide in it unto the
death of the high priest, which was anointed with the holy oil. 26 But if the slayer shall at any time come without the border of the city of his 27 refuge, whither he was fled ; and the revenger of blood find him without the borders of the
of his re efuge, and the revenger of blood kill the slaver: 2 he shall 28 not be guilty of blood : because he should have remained in the city of his refuge
until the death of the high priest: but after the death of the high priest the 29 slayer shall return into the land of his possession. So these things shall be for
a statute of judgment unto you throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses : but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die. Moreover ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, which is s guilty of death: but he shall be surely put to death. And ye shall take no satisfaction for him that is fled to the city of his refuge, that he should come again to dwell
in the land, until the death of the priest. 33 So ye shall not pollute the land wherein ye are : for blood it defileth the land: and 4žbe land cannot be cleansed of the blood that is shed therein. but by the
hat is shed therein, but by the 34 blood of him that shed it. Defile not therefore the land which ye shall inhabit, wherein I dwell : for I the Lord dwell among the children of Israel.
AND the chief fathers of the families of the children of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph, came near, and spake before Moses, and before the princes, the chief fathers of the children 2 of Israel: and they said, The LORD commanded my lord to give the land for an
inheritance by lot to the children of Israel: and my lord was commanded by the
Lord to give the inheritance of Zelophehad our brother unto his daughters. 3 And if they be married to any of the sons of the other tribes of the children of
Israel, then shall their inheritance be taken from the inheritance of our fathers, and shall be put to the inheritance of the tribe 5 whereunto they are received : 4 so shall it be taken from the lot of our inheritance. And when the jubilee of
the children of Israel shall be, then shall their inheritance be put unto the inheritance of the tribe whereunto they are received: so shall their inheritance be
taken away from the inheritance of the tribe of our fathers. 5 And Moses commanded the children of Israel according to the word of the 6 LORD, saying, The tribe of the sons of Joseph hath said well. This is the thing which the Lord doth command concerning the daughters of Zelophehad,
he daughters of Zelophehad, saying, .. Let them marry to whom they think best; only to the family of the tribe of their 7 father shall they'marry. So shall not the inheritance of the children of Israel
1 Heb. with a stone of the hand. 3 feb. faulty to die.
ation for the land.
be. 6 Heb. be vircs.
remove from tribe to tribe : for every one of the children of Israel shall I keep 8 himself to the inheritance of the tribe of his fathers. And every daughter, that
possesseth an inheritance in any tribe of the children of Israel, shall be wife unto
one of the family of the tribe of her father, that the children of Israel may enjoy 9 every man the inheritance of his fathers. Neither shall the inheritance remove
from one tribe to another tribe; but every one of the tribes of the children of
Israel shall keep himself to his own inheritance. 10 Even as the LORD commanded Moses, so did the daughters of Zelophehad: 11 for Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelo12 phehad, were married unto their father's brothers' sons : and they were married
Sinto the families of the sons of Manasseh the son of Joseph, and their inheritance
remained in the tribe of the family of their father. 13 These are the commandments and the judgments, which the LORD commanded
by the hand of Moses unto the children of Israel in the plains of Moab by Jordan near Jericho.
THE FIFTH BOOK OF MOSES,
1 THESE be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan 1 1 in the wilderness, in the plain over against Sthe Red Sea, between Paran, 2 and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab. (There are eleven days 3 journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir unto Kadesh-barnea.) And it
came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spake unto the children of Israel, according unto all that the 4 Lord had given him in commandment unto them; after he had slain Sihon the
king of the Amorites, which dwelt in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, which dwelt at Astaroth in Edrei. 5 On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, 6 saying,—The Lord our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt 7 long enough in this mount: turn you, and take your journey, and go to the mount of the Amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto, in the plain, in
the bills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the sea side, to the land of the 8 Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto the great river, the river Euphrates. Be
hold, I have 5 set the land before you : go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to
their seed after them. 9 And I spake unto you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself 10 alone: the LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are this day as 11 the stars of heaven for multitude. (The Lord God of your fathers make you a thousand times so many more as ye are, and bless you, as he hath promised you !)
falone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife? 13 6 Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I 14 will make them rulers over you. And ye answered me, and said, The thing 15 which thou hast spoken is good for us to do. So I took the chief of your tribes,
wise men, and known, and 7 made them heads over you, captains over thousands,
and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and 16 officers among your tribes. And I charged your judges at that time, saying,
Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man 17 and his brother, and the stranger that is with him. Ye shall not 8 respect persons
in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God's : and the cause that is too 1 Heb. cleave to the, 8c. 3 Or, Zuph.
6 Heb. Give. 2 Heb. to some that were of 4 Heb. all his neighbours. 7 Heb. gade. the families. 5 Heb. given
8 Heb. acknowledge facci.
18 hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it. And I commanded you at
that time all the things which ye should do. 19 And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that great and terri.
ble wilderness, which ye saw by the way of the mountain of the Amorites, as 20 the LORD our God commanded us; and we came to Kadesh-barnea. And I :
said unto you, Ye are come unto the mountain of the Amorites, which the LORD 21 our God doth give unto us. Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before
thee: go up and possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; 22 fear not, neither be discouraged. And ye came near unto me every one of you,
and said, We will send men before us, and they shall search us out the land, and
bring us word again by what way we must go up, and into what cities we shall 23 come. And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one of 24 a tribe: and they turned and went up into the mountain, and came unto the 25 valley of Eshcol, and searched it out. And they took of the fruit of the land in
their hands, and brought it down unto us, and brought us word again, and said,
It is a good land which the Lord our God doth give us. 26 Notwithstanding ye would not go up, but rebelled against the command27 ment of the Lord your God: and ye murmured in your tents, and said, Because
ORD hated us. he hath brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver 28 us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us. Whither shall we go up ?
our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, The people is greater and
taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we 29 have seen the sons of the Anakims there. Then I said unto you, Dread not, 30 neither be afraid of them. The LORD your God which goeth before you, he shall
fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes; 31 and in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD thy God bare
thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way that ye went, until ye came into 32, 33 this place. Yet in this thing ye did not believe the LORD your God, who went
in the way before you, to search you out a place to pitch your tents in, in fire by
night, to show you by what way ye should go, and in a cloud by day. 34 And the Lord heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and sware, 35 saying, Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see that
ich I sware to give unto your fathers, save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him will I give the land that he hath trodden 37 upon, and to his children, because he hath 2 wholly followed the LORD. Also
the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, saying, Thou also shalt not go in 38 thither. But Joshua the son of Nun, which standeth before thee, he shall go in 39 thither : encourage him : for he shall cause Israel to inherit it. Moreover your
little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and your children, which in that day
had no knowledge between good and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them 40 will I give it, and they shall possess it. But as for you, turn you, and take your
journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red Sea. 41 Then ye answered and said unto me, We have sinned against the LORD, we
will go up and fight, according to all that the LORD our God commanded us.
And when ye had girded on every man his weapons of war, ye were ready to go 42 up into the hill. And the LORD said unto me, Say unto them, Go not up,
neither fight; for I am not among you ; lest ye be smitten before your enemies. 43 So I spake unto you; and ye would not hear, but rebelled against the command44 ment of the LORD, and I went presumptuously up into the hill. And the
Amorites, which dwelt in that mountain, came out against you, and chased you, 15 as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, even unto Hormah. And ye returned and
wept before the LORD; but the LORD would not hearken to your voice, nor give 46 ear unto you. So ye abode in Kadesh many days, according unto the days that
ye abode there. 2 THEN we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the
* Red Sea, as the LORD spake unto me: and we compassed mount Seir many 2, 3 days. And the Lord spake unto me, saying, Ye have compassed this mountain 4 long enough: turn you northward. And command thou the people, saying, Ye
are to pass through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell
in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed unto yourselves 5 therefore : meddle not with them ; for I will not give you of their land, 4 no, 1 Heb. melled.
3 Heb. ye tere presumptuous and went up. 2 Heb. fulfilled to go after. . 4 Heb, eren to the treading of the sok of the foot.
not so much as a foot breadth; because I have given mount Seir unto Esau for 6 a possession. Ye shall buy meat of them for money, that ye may eat; and ye
shall also buy water of them for money, that ve may drink. For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the LORD thy God hath been with
thee; thou hast lacked nothing. 8 And when we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau, which dwelt
in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath, and from Ezion-gaber, we 9 turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab. And the LORD said
unto me, ' Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle: for
I will not give thee of their land for a possession; because I have given Arunto 10 the children of Lot for a possession. The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a 11 people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; which also were accounted 19 giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call them Emims. The Horims also
dwelt in Seir beforetime; but the children of Esau 2 succeeded them, when they had destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their
s Israel did 13 unto the land of his possession, which the LORD gave unto them. Now rise up,
said I, and get you over the 4brook Zered. And we went over the brook Zered. 14 And the space in which we came from Kadesh-barnea, until we were come
over the brook Zered, was thirty and eight years ; until all the generation of the
men of war were wasted out from among the host, as the LORD sware unto them. - 15 For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them from among
the host, until they were consumed. 16 So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed and dead from 17, 18 among the people, that the LORD spake unto me, saying, Thou art to pass over 19 through Ar, the coast of Moab, this day: and when thou comest nigh over
against the children of Ammon, distress them not, nor meddle with them: for
I will not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon any possession; 20 because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a possession. *(That also
was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time: and the 21 Ammonites call them 5 Zamzummims; a people great, and many, and tall, as the
Anakims; but the Lord destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, 22 and dwelt in their stead : as he did to the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir,
when he destroyed the Horims from before them; and they succeeded them, and 23 dwelt in their stead even unto this day: and the Avims which dwelt in Hazerim,
even unto Azzah, the Caphtorims, which came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed 24 them, and dwelt in their stead.) Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over
the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king
of Heshbon, and his land : 6 begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle. 25 This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the
nations that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and shall
tremble, and be in anguish because of thee. 26 And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king 27 of Heshbon with words of peace, saying, Let me pass through thy land: I will
go along by the high way, I will neither turn unto the right hand nor to the left. 28 Thou shalt sell me meat for money, that I may eat; and give me water for 29 money, that I may drink: only I will pass through on my feet; (as the children
of Esau which dwell in Seir, and the Moabites which dwell in Ar, did unto me;)
until I shall pass over Jordan into the land which the Lord our God giveth us. 30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him : for the LORD thy
God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him
into thy hand, as appeareth this day. 31 And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land 32 before thee: begin to possess, that thou mayest inherit his land. Then Sihon 33 came out against us, he and all his people, to fight at Jahaz. And the LORD our
God delivered him before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his 34 people. And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed 7the men, 95 and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain: only
the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves, and the spoil of the cities which we 36 took. From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon, and from the
6 Heb. begin, possess.
women, and bille ones.
city that is by the river, even unto Gilead, there was not one city too strong for 39 us: the LORD our God delivered all unto us : only unto the land of the children
of Ammon thou camest not, nor unto any place of the river Jabbok, nor unto
the cities in the mountains, nor unto whatsoever the LORD our God forbad us. . Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan » came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei. And the LORD 2 said unto me, Fear him not: for J will deliver him, and all his people, and his
land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon king 3 of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon. So the Lord our God delivered into
our hands Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his people: and we smote him 4 until none was left to him remaining. And we took all his cities at that time,
there was not a city which we took not from them, threescore cities, all the region 5 of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan. All these cities were fenced with high 6 walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many. And we utterly
destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterlu 7 men, women, and children, of every city. But all the cattle, and the spoil of the 8 cities, we took for a prey to ourselves. And we took at that time out of the hand
of the two kings of the Amorites the land that was on this side Jordan, from the 9 river of Arnon unto mount Hermon; which Hermon the Sidoni 10 and the Amorites call it Shenir;) all the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and
all Bashan, unto Salchah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. 11 For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his
bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the
cubit of a man. 12 And this land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroer, which is by the
river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the cities thereof, gave I unto the 13 Reubenites and to the Gadites. And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being
the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh ; all the region of 14 Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of giants. Jair the son of
Manasseh took all the country of Argob unto the coasts of Geshuri and
Maachathi; and called them after his own name, Bashan-havoth-jair, unto this 15,16 day. And I gave Gilead unto Machir. And unto the Reubenites and unto the
Gadites I gave from Gilead even unto the river Arnon half the valley, and the
border even unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon; 17 the plain also, and Jordan, and the coast thereof, from Chinnereth even unto the 18 sea of the plain, even the salt sea, lunder Ashdoth-pisgah e
ah eastward. And I commanded you at that time, saying, The LORD your God hath given you this
land to possess it: ye shall pass over armed before your brethren the children of 19 Israel, all that are ? meet for the war. But your wives, and your little ones, and
your cattle, (for I know that ye have much cattle,) shall abide in your cities 20 which I have given you; until the LORD have given rest unto your brethren, as
well as unto you, and until they also possess the land which the LORD your God hath given them beyond Jordan: and then shall ye return every man unto his
possession, which I have given you. 91 - And I commanded Joshua at that time. saving. Thine eves have seen all that
the LORD your God hath done unto these two kings: so shall the LORD do unto 22 all the kingdoms whither thou passest. Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD
your God he shall fight for you. 23, 24 And I besought the Lord at that time, saying, O Lord God, thou hast begun
to show thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand : for what God is there
in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy 25 might? I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond 26 Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon. But the Lord was wroth with
me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and the LORD said unto me, Let it 27 suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter. Get thee up into the top of
* Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and
eastward, and behold it with thine eyes : for thou shalt not go over this Jordan. 28 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he shall go
over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou 29 shalt see. So we abode in the valley over against Beth-peor.
i Or, under the springs of Pisgah, or, the hill.
2 Heb. sons of power.
3 Or, the hill.