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the top of the mount, and other gods before me. Moses went up.

4 Thou shalt not make 21 And the Lord said unto unto thee any gráven image, Moses, Go down, charge or any likeness of any thing the people, lest they break that is in heaven above, or through unto the Lord to that is in the earth beneath, gaze, and many of them pe- or that is in the water under

the earth; 22 And let the priests al- 5 Thou shalt not bow so, which come near to the down thyself to them, nor Lord, sanctify themselves, left serve them: for I the Lord the Lord break forth upon thy God am a jealous god, them.

visiting the iniquity of the 23 And Moses said unto fathers upon the children the Lord, The people cannot unto the third and fourth gez come up to mount Sinai: for neration of them that hate thou chargedst us, saying, me; Set bounds abound the 6 And shewing mercy unto mount, and sanctify it. thousands of them that love

24 And the Lord faid me, and keep my commande unto him, Away, get thee menţs. down, and thou shalt come 7 Thou shalt not take the up, thou and Aaron with name of the Lord thy God thee: but let not the priests in vain: for the Lord will and the people break through, not hold him guiltless that to come up unto the Lord, taketh his name in vain, left he break forth upon 8 Remember the fabbaththem,

day, to keep it holy, 25 So Moses went down 9 Six days shalt thou launto the people, and spake bour, and do all thy work: unto them.

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the fabbath of the Lord thy CHAP. XX.

God: in it thou shalt not do AND God spake all any work, thou, nor thy A these words, faying, ron, nor thy daughter, thy

2 I am the Lord thy God, man-fervant, nor thy maida which have brought thee out servant, nor thy cattle, nor of the land of Egypt, out of thy stranger that is within the house of bondage, thy gates. 3 Thou thalt have no 11 For in fix days the

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Lord made heaven and earth, any thing that is thy neighthe sea and all that in them bour's. is, and rested the seventh 18 And all the people saw day; wherefore the Lord the thunderings, and lightblessed the fabbath-day, and nings, and noile of the trumhallowed it.

pet, and the mountain smoak- 12 Honour thy father and ing: and when the people thy mother : that thy days saw it, they removed, and may be long upon the land stood afar off. which the Lord thy God 19 And they said unto giveth thee:

Moses, Speak thou with us, 13 Thou fhalt not kill. and we will hear: but let . 14 Thou shalt not com- not God speak with us, left mit adultery.

we die. '15 Thou shalt not steal. 20 And Mofes faid unto

16 Thou shalt not bear the people, Fear not; for false witness against thy God is come to prove you, neighbour.

and that his fear may be 17 Thou shalt not covet before your faces, that ye sin thy neighbour's house, thou not. fhált not covet thy neigh- 21 And the people stood bour's wife, nor his man- afar off, and Moses drew servant, nor his maid-fervant, near unto the thick darkness nor his ox, nor his ass, nor where God was.

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CHAP. XXII. children of Israel. AND the children of 4 And Moab said unto A Israel set forward, and the elders of Midian, Now pitched in the plains of Mo- Thall this company lick up ab, on this fide Jordan by all that are round about us, Jericho.

as the ox licketh up the grass 2 And Balak the son of of the field. And Balak the Zippor faw all that Ifrael son of Zippor was king of had done to the Amorites. the Moabites at that time.

3 And Moab was fore 5 He fent messengers afraid of the people, because therefore unto Balaam the they were many: and Moab fon of Beor, to Pethor, which was distressed because of the is by the river of the land

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of the children of his people, the earth : come now, curse to call him, saying, Behold, me them ; peradventure I there is a people come out shall be able to overcome from Egypt: behold, they them, and drive them out. cover the face of the earth, 12 And God said unto and they abide over against Baladm, Thou shalt not go me.

with them, thou shalt not 6 Come now therefore, I curse the people : for they pray thee, curse me this peo- are blessed. ple'; for they are too mighty 13 And Balaam rofe up for me : peradventure I'shall in the morning, and said, prevail, that we may smite unto the princes of Balak, them, and that I may drive Get ye into your land : for them out of the land: for I the Lord refuseth to give me wot that he whom thou bles | leave to go with you. . fest is blessed, and he whom 14 And the princes of thou curseft, is cursed. Moab rofe up, and they went

7 And the elders of Moab unto Balak, and faid, Balaam and the elders of Midian de- refuseth to come with us. parted, with the rewards of 15 9 And Balak fent yet divination in their hand; and again princes, more, and they came unto Balaam, and more honourable than they. spake unto him the words of 16 And they came to BaBalak.

laam, and said to him, Thus 8 And he faid unto them, faith Balak the son of Zip· Lodge here this night, and por, Let nothing, I pray

I will bring you word again thee, hinder thee from comas the Lord shall speak un- ing unto me: to me. And the princes of 17 For I will promote Moab abode with Balaam. thee unto very great honour,

9 And God came unto and I will do whatfoever thou Balaam, and said, What men sayest unto me. Come thereare these with thee?

fore, I pray thee, curse me. 10 And Balaam said unto this people. God, Balak the son of Zip 1 18 And Balaam answered por, king of Moab, hath sent and faid unto the servants of unto me, saying,

Balak, If Balak would give 11 Behold, there is a peo- me his house full of silver ple come out of Egypt, and gold, I cannot go bewhich covereth the face of yond the word of the Lord

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thrust herself unto the wall, 19 Now therefore, I pray and crushed Balaam's foot you, tarry ye also here this against the wall. And he night, that I may know what | smote her again. the Lord will say unto me 26 And the angel of more.

the Lord went further, and 20 And God came unto | stood in a narrow place, Balaam at night, and said where was no way to turn unto him, If the men come either to the right hand op to call thee, rise up, and go to the left. with them ; but yet the word 27 And when the ass saw which I shall say unto thee, the angel of the Lord, she that shalt thou do.

fell down under Balaam. 21 And Balaam rofe up And Balaam's anger was in the morning, and saddled kindled, and he smote the his ass, and went with the ass with a staff. princes of Moab.

1 28 And the Lord opened 22 | And God's anger the mouth of the ass, and was kindled because he went: she said unto Balaam, What and the angel of the Lord have I done unto thee, that stood in the way for an ad-thou hast sinitten me these versary against him. Now three times ? he was riding upon his ass, 29 And Balaam said unto and his two fervants were the ass, Because thou hast with him.

mocked me: I would there 23 And the ass faw the were a sword in mine hand; angel of the Lord standing for now would I kill thee. in the way, and his sword 30 And the ass said unto drawn in his hand: and the Balaam, Am not I thine afs, ass turned aside out of the upon which thou hast ridden way, and went into the field. ever since I was thine unto And Balaam [mote the ass, this day? was I ever wont to turn her into the way. to do so unto thee? and he

24 But the angel of the said, Nay. i Lord stood in a path of the 31 Then the Lord openvineyards, a wall being on ed the eyes of Balaam, and this side, and a wall on that he saw the angel of the Lord lide.

i ftanding in the way, and his 25. And when the ass faw Iword drawn in his hand :

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and and he bowed down his head, indeed to promote thee to and fell flat on his face. honour?

32 And the angel of the 38 And Balaam said unto Lord said unto him, Where- Balak, Lo, I am come unto fore hast thou smitten thine thee: have I now any power ass these three times ? be- at all to say any thing? the hold, I went out to withstand word that God putteth in thee, because thy way is per- my mouth, that shall I speak. verse before me.

| 39 And Balaam went with · 33 And the ass saw me, Balak, and they came unto and turned from me these | Kirjath-huzoth. three times : unless he had 40 And Balak offered oxen turned from me, surely now and sheep, and sent to Balaam, also I had llain thee, and and to the princes that were faved her alive.

with him. 34 And Balaam said unto 41 And it came to pass the angel of the Lord, I on the morrow, that Balak have finned; for I knew not took Balaam, and brought that thou stoodest in the way him up into the high places against me; now therefore of Baal, that thence he might if it displease thee, I will get see the utmost part of the me back again.

people. 35 And the angel of the Lord said unto Balaam, Go

Chap. XXIII. with the nien: but only the word that I shall speak unto 1 ND Balaam faid unto thee, that thou shalt speak. A Balak, Build me here So Balaam went with the seven altars, and prepare me princes of Balak.

here seven oxen, and seven 36 And when Balak rams. heard that Balaam was come, 2 And Balak did as Bahe went out to meet him, laam had spoken; and Balak unto a city of Moab, which and Balaam offered on every is in the border of Arnon, altar a bullock and a ram. which is in the utmost coast. 3 And Balaam said unto

37 And Balak said unto Balak, Stand by thy burntBalaam, Did I not earnestly offering, and I will go: persend unto thee, to call thee: adventure the Lord will wherefore camest thou not come to meet me: and whatunto me? am I not able foever he sheweth me, I will

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