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the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from thee : shall
not the Judge of all the earth do right? And the Lord sai^l. If I
find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all
the place for their sakes. And Abraham answered and said. Be-
hold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, which
am but dust and ashes : peradventure there shall lack rive of the
fifty righteous : wilt thou destroy all the city for lack of five ? And
he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it. And
he spake unto him yet again, and said, Peradventure there shall be
forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake.
And he said unto him. Oh, let not the Lord be angry, and I will
speak : peradventure there shall thirty be found there. And he
said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there. And he said. Behold
now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord : peradventure
there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy
it for twenty's sake. And he said. Oh, let not the Lord be angry,
and I will speak yet but this once : peradventure ten shall be found
there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ton's sake. And tl)C
Cotb tDCUt l)is tDilT), as soon as he had left communing with
Abraham ; and Abraham returned unto his place.

And there came tmo angels to Sodom at even.

And Jacob was left alone : and there wrestled a man with
him until the breaking of the day. And when he saw that he
prevailed not against him, he touched the hollow of his thigh :
and the hollow of Jacob's thigh was out of joint, as he wrestled
with him. And he said. Let me go, for the day breakoth. And he
said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me. And he said unto
him. What is thy name ? And lie said, Jacob. And he said. Thy
name shall be called no more Jacob, but Israel : for as a prince hast
thou power with (r(jd and with men, and hast prevailed. And
Jacob jiski'd him, and said. Tell me, I pray thee, thy name. And he
said, A\'Iier.'tMre is it that thou dost ask after my name? And he
l)les.sfd him there. AihI Jacob called the name of the place Vcn-

xxxii. a-j-a).

• That Is, thf
face of Ood,

xlviU. 8-16.

iel :* for 3 |)rtUC SCCU Q?iob ftUC to fiUC.and my life is preserved.

And Israel beheld Josejiirs sons, and said, Who are ]
And Joseph saiil unto his father, They are my sons, whom God



hath given me in this place. And he said, Bring them, I pray
thee, unto me, and I will bless them. Now the eyes of Israel
were dim for age, so that he could not see. And he brought them
near unto him ; and he kissed them, and embraced them. And Is-
rael said unto Joseph, I had not thought to see thy face : and lo, God
hath shewed me also thy seed. And Joseph brought them out from
between his knees, and he bowed himself with his face to the earth.
And Joseph took them both, Ephraim in his right hand toward
Israel's left hand, and Manasseh in his left hand toward Israel's
rio-ht hand, and broua'lit them near unto him. And Israel stretched
out his right hand, and laid it upon Ephraim's head, who was the
younger, and his left hand upon Manasseh's head, guiding his hands
wittingly ; for Manasseh was the first-born.

And he blessed Joseph, and said, God, before whom my fathers
Abraham and Isaac did walk, the God which fed me all my life
long unto this day, tl)e QltiQcl u)l)icl) rebccmcb tnc from nil cnil,
bless the lads ; and let my name be named on them, and the name
of my fathers Abraham and Isaac : and let them grow into a mul-
titude in the midst of the earth.

Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father-in-law, the priest
of Midian : and he led the flock to the back side of the desert, and
came to the mountain of God, even toHoreb. And tllC '^ngcl of
tl]C jCorb appeared unto him in a flame of fire out of the midst of
a bush ; and he looked, and behold, the bush burned with fire, and
the bush was not consumed. And Moses said, I will now turn
aside, and see this great sight, why the bush is not burnt. And
when the Lord saw that he turned aside to see, (S)Oh called unto
him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And
he said, Here am I. And "he said. Draw not nigh hither : put oft'
thy shoes from off thy feet ; for the place whereon thou standest
is holy ground. Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the
God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And
Moses hid his face ; for he was afraid to look upon God.

And it came to pass, when Pharaoh had let the people go,
that God led them not through the way of the land of the Philis-
tines, although that was near ; for God said, Lest peradventure the
people repent when they see war, and they return to Egypt : but
God led the people about, through the way of the wilderness of
the Red sea : and the children of Israel went up harnessed out of
the land of Egypt. And Moses took the bones of Joseph with
him : for he had straitly sworn the children of Israel, saying, God
will surely visit you ; and ye shall carry up my bones away hence
with you.

And they took their journey from Succoth, and encamped in
Etham, in the edge of the wilderness. And tl)e Corb went before
them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way ; and by
night in a pillar of fire, to give them light : to go by day and night.

Ex. iii. 1-6.

xiii. 17-22.



xiv. 19-25.

xix. 9, 16-20.


XX. ll*-'Jl.

He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of
fire by night, fioni before the people.

And t\)C angel of (Pob which -went before the camp of Israel,
removed, and went behind them; and the pillar of the cloud went
from before their foce, and stood behind them : and it came be-
tween the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel ; and it
was a cloud and darkness to them, but it gave light by night to
these : so that the one came not near the other all the nia'ht. And
Moses stretched out his hand over the sea ; and the Lord caused
the sea to go back by a strong east wind all that night, and made
the sea dry land, and the waters were divided. And the children
of Israel went into the midst of the sea upon the dry ground : and
the waters were a wall unto them on their right hand, and on their

And the Egyptians pursued, and went in after them, to the
midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's horses, his chariots, and his
horsemen. And it came to pass, that in the morning watch the
Lord looked unto the host of the Egyptians through the pillar of
fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians. And
took off their chariot-wheels, that they drave them heavily : so that
the Egyptians said. Let us flee from the face of Israel ; for the Lord
fighteth for them against the Egyptians.

And the Lord said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick
cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and be-
lieve thee forever. And Moses told the words of the people unto

the Lord And it came to pass on the third

day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings,
and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of tlie trumjjet
exceeding loud ; so that all the people that was in the camp trem-
bled. And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to
meet with God ; and they stood at the nether part of the mount.
And mount Sinai was- altogether on a smoke, because tl)C ilovh
bcsccni)cb upon it in five : and the smoke thereof ascended as
the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. And
wlien the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and
louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice. And the
Lord came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount : and
the Lord called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses
went uj).

And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings,
and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and
when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar oft". And
they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear : but
let not God speak with us, lest we die. And Moses said unto the
peoplo, Fear not : for God is come to prove you, and that his fear
may be before your faces, that ye sin not. And tlie ))eople stood afar
off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness njljcrc ©ob IDilS.



Behold, I send an '^ngcl before thee, to keep thee in tlio wny,
and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared. Beware
of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not ; for he will not par-
don your transgressions: for mn Uflmc is ill l)im. But if thou
shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak ; then I will be
an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adver-
saries. For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in
unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the
Canaanites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites ; and I will cut
them otf.

[He said. Surely they are my people, children that will not lie :
so he was their Saviour. In all their affliction he was afflicted, and
tl)C ongcl of l)is presence saved them : in his love and in his
pity he redeemed them: and he bare them, and carried them all
the days of old.]

And he said unto Moses, Come up unto the Lord, thou, and
Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel ; and
worship ye afar off. And Moses alone shall come near tl)e Cori) :
but they shall not come nigh ; neither shall the peo})le go up with

him Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab,

and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: And they sflU) tl)C
(Sob of Jsracl : and there was under his feet as it were a paved
work of a sapphire-stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his
clearness. And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid
not his hand : also they saw God, and did eat and driidf.

And the Lord said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount,
and be there : and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and
commandments which I liave written : that thou mayest teach
them. And Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua : and Moses
went up into the mount of God. And he said unto the elders.
Tarry ye here for us, until we come again unto you : and behold,
Aaron and Hur are with you : if any man have any matters to do,
let him come unto them. And Moses went up into the mount, and
a cloud covered the mount. And the glory of the Lord abode upon
mount Sinai, and the cloud covered it six days : and the seven tli

day [)c calleb unto iHoses out of tl)c milist of tl^e clonb.

And the sight of the glory of the Lord was like devouring tire on the
top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel. And Moses
roent into tlje mibst of tl)c cloub, and gat him up into the mount :
and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights.

And it came to pass when Moses went out unto the tabernacle,
that all the people rose up, and stood every man at his tent-door,
and looked after Moses, until he was gone into the tabernacle.
And it came to pass, as Moses entered into the tabernacle, the
cloudy pillar descended, and stood at the door of the tabernacle,
and the LORD talked with Moses. And all the people saw the
cloudy pillar stand at the tabernacle-door : and all the people rose

xxiii. •20 - J3.

Is. Ixiii. 8, 9.


xxiv. 1, 2


xxxiii. 8-11.



xxxiv. 10.

xxxiv. 1-8.

xii. 1-9.

xxii. 1-r..

up and worshipped, every man in liis tent-door. And tl)C £orb
spilkc unto illoSCS face to face, as a man speaketh unto his

[And there arose not a prophet since in Israel hke unto Moses,
whom the Lord knew face to face.]

And the Lord said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone
like unto the first : and I will write upon these tables the words
that were in the first tables which thou brakest. And be leady
in the morning, and come up in the morning unto mount Sinai,
and present thyself there to me in the top of the mount. And no
man shall come up with thee, neither let any man be seen through-
out all the mount : neither let the flocks nor herds feed before that

And he hewed two tables of stone, like unto the first; and
Moses rose up early in the morning, and went up unto mount
Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him, and took in his hand the
two tables of stone. And the Lord descended in the cloud, and
Stoob roiti) l)im tl)CrC, and proclaimed the name of the Lord.
And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed. The Lord,
The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long-suffering, and abundant
in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving in-
iquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear
the guilty ; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children,
and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth
generation. And Moses made haste, and bowed his head toward
the earth, and worshipped.

And Miriam and Aaron spake against Moses because of the
Ethiopian woman whom he had married : for he had married an
Etliiopian woman. And they sai<l. Hath the Lord indeed spoken
only by Moses? liath he not spoken also by us? And the Lord
heard it. (Now the man Moses was very meek, above all the men
which were upon the face of the earth.) And the Lord spake sud-
denly unto Moses, and unto Aaron, and unto Miriam, (Jome out ye
three unto the tabernacle of the congregation. And they three
came out. And the Lord came down in the pillar of the cloud,
and stood in the door of the tabernacle, anrl called Aaron and ^li-
riam : and thoy both came foi'th. And he said. Hear now my
words; If there be a prophet among you, I the Lord will make
myself known unto him in a vision, and will speak unto him in a
dream. My servant Moses is not so, who is faithful in all mine

house. ilJitl) l)im luill 3 sjjcali VDOutl) to irtontl), even a\i}ia-

rciltllj, and not in dark speeches ; and tl)C similitubc of tllC Lorb
shall l)C bcl)olb : wherefore then were ye not afraid to speak
iigaJMst my servant ? And the anger of the Lord was kin-
dled them; and lie departed.

And the children of Israel set forward, and pitched in the plains
of Moab on this side Jordan bv Jericho.



And Balak the son of Zippor saw all that Israel had done to
the Amorites. And Moab was sore afraid of the people, because
they were many : and Moab was distressed because of the children
of Israel. And Moab said unto the elders of Midian, Now shall
this company lick up all that are round about us, as the ox licketh
up the grass of the lield. And Balak the son of Zippor was king
of the Moabites at that time. He sent messengers therefore unto
Balaam the son of Beor to Pethor, which is by the river of the land
of the children of his people, to call him, saying, Behold, there is a
people come out from Egypt : behold, they cover the face of the
earth, and they abide over against me : come now therefore, I pray
thee, curse me this people ; for they are too mighty for me : perad-
venture I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may
drive them out of the land : for I wot that he whom thou blessest
is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed. And the elders of
Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divina-
tion in their hand ; and they came unto Balaam, and spake unto
him the words of Balak. And he said unto them. Lodge here this
night, and I will bring you word again, as the Lord shall speak
unto me : and the princes of Moab abode with Balaam. And God
came unto Balaam, and said. What men are these with thee ? And
Balaam said unto God, Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab,
hath sent unto me, saying. Behold, there is a people come out of
Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth : come now, curse me
them ; peradventure I shall be able to overcome them, and drive
them out. And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with
them ; thou shalt not curse the people : for they are blessed. And
Balaam rose up in the moi'uing, and said unto the princes of Balak,
Get you into your land : for the Lord refuseth to give me leave to
go with you. And the princes of Moab rose up, and they Avent
unto Balak, and said, Balaam refuseth to come with us.

And Balak sent yet again princes, more, and more honourable
than they. And they caine to Balaam, and said to him, Thus saith
Balak the son of Zippor, Let nothing, I pray thee, hinder thee from
coming unto me : for I will promote thee unto very great honour,
and I will do whatsoever thou sayest unto me: come therefore, I
jjray thee, curse me this pe(>})le. And Balaam answered and said
unto the servants of 13alak, If Balak would give me his house full
of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the word of the Lord my
God, to do less or more. Now therefore, I pray you, tarry ye also
here this night, that T may know what the Lord will say unto me
more. And God came unto Balaam at night, and said unto him,
If the men come to call thee, rise up, and go with them ; but yet
the word which I shall say unto thee, that shalt thou do. And
Balaam rose up in the morning, and saddled his ass, and went with
the princes of Moab. And (xod's anger was kindled because he
went: and tI)C augcl of tl]C Corb stood in the way for an adver-
sary against him. Now he was riding upon his ass, and his two



xxiii. 1-16.

servants were ■with liiui. And the ass saw the angel of the Lord
standing in the way, and his sword drawn in his liand : and the ass
turned aside out of the way, and went into the field : and Balaam
smote the ass, to turn her into the way. But the angel of the Lord
stood in a path of the vineyards, a wall being on this side, and a
wall on that side. And when the ass saw the angel of the Lord,
she thrust herself unto the wall, and crushed Balaam's foot against
the wall : and he smote her again. And the angel of the Lord
went further, and stood in a narrow place, where was no way to
turn either to the right hand or to the left. And when the ass saw
the angel of the Lord, she fell down under Balaam : and Balaam's
anger was kindled, and he smote the ass with a staff. And the
Lord opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What
have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times ?
And ]>alaam said unto the ass. Because thou hast mocked me: I
would there were a sword in mine hand, for now would I kill thee.
And the ass said unto Balaam, Am not I thine ass, upon which thou
hast ridden ever since I was thine unto this day ? was I ever wont to
do so unto thee ? And he said, Nay. Then the Lord opened the
eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel of the Lord standing in the
way, and his sword drawn in his hand : and he bowed down his
head, and fell flat on his face. x\ud tl)C augcl of tl)C Corb said
unto him, Wherefore hast thou smitten thine ass these three times ?
behold, J[ went out to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse
before xtlC : and the ass saw me, and turned from me these thi-ee
times: unless she had turned from me, surely now also I had slain
thee, and saved her alive. And Balaam said unto the angel of the
Lord, T have sinned ; for I knew not that thou stoodest iu the way
against me : now therefore, if it displease thee, I will get me back
again. And the angel of the Lord said unto lialaam. Go with the
men : but only the word that M shall speak unto thee, that thou
shalt speak: so l^alaam went with the princes of Balak.

And Balaam said unto Balak, Build me here seven altars, and
prepare me here seven oxen and seven rams. And Balak did as
Balaam had spoken ; and Balak and l^alaam offered on every altar
a bullock and a ram. And Balaam said unto I')ahd<, Stand by thy
burnt-oft'ering, and I will go; peradventure the Lord will come to
meet me: and whatsoever he sheweth me I will tell thee. And he
went to an high place. And 0ob lltCt jBaltiam : Hiid he said
unto liini, I have prepared seven altars, and I iiave offered upon
every altar a bullock and a ram. And the Lord put a word in
Balaam's mouth, and said, Return unto r>aiak, and thus thou shalt
speak. And he returned unto him, and !o, he stood by his burnt-
sacrifice, he, and all the princes of Moal). And he took up his para-
ble, and said, Halak the king of Moab hath brought me from Aram,
out of the mountains of the east, saying, Come, curse me Jacob, and
come, defy Israel. ILjw shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed ?
or how shall I defy whom the Lord hath not defied ? For from the



top of the rocks I see liirn, and from the hills I behold him : lo, the
people shall dwell alone, and shall not be reckoned among the na-
tions. Who can count the dust of Jacob, and the number of the
fourth part of Israel ? Let me die the death of the righteous, and
let my last end be like his !

And Balak said unto Balaam, What hast thou done unto me ?
I took thee to curse mine enemies, and behold, thou hast blessed
them altogether. And he answered and said. Must I not take heed
to speak that which the Lord hath put in my mouth ? And Balak
said unto him, Come, I pray'thee, with me unto another place, from
whence thou mayest see them : thou shalt see but the utmost part
of them, and shalt not see them all : and curse me them from

And he brought him into the field of Zophim, to the top of
Pisgah, and built seven altars, and oftered a bullock and a ram on
every altar. And he said unto Balak, Stand here by thy bui-nt-
offering, while I meet the LORD yonder. And t\)C £orb ttiet JB(T-
iciaitt, and put a word in his mouth, and said, Go again unto Balak,
and say thus

And when Balaam saw that it pleased the Lord to bless Israel,
he went not, as at other times, to seek for enchantments, but he set
his face toward the wilderness. And Balaam lifted up his eyes, and
he saw Israel abiding in his tents according to their tribes, and the
Spirit of God came upon him. And he took up his parable, and
said, Balaam 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 tl)C nision of tl)C ^Imigljtl], falling into a trance, but
having his eyes open : How goodly are thy tents, Jacob, and thy
tabernacles, O Israel ! And Balak's anger was kin-
dled against Balaam, and he smote his hands together : and Balak
said unto Balaam, I called thee to curse mine enemies, and behold,
thou hast altogether blessed them these three times. Therefore now
flee thou to thy place : I thought to promote thee unto great honour ;
but lo, the Lord hath kept thee back from honour. And Balaam
said unto Balak, Spake I not also to thy messengers which thou
sentest unto me, saying. If 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 of mine own mind ; but what the Lord
saith, that will I speak ? And now, behold, I go unto my people :
come therefore, and I will advertise thee what this people shall do
to thy people in the latter days.

And he took up his parable, and said, Balaam the son of
Beor hath said, and the man whose eyes are open hath said : he
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 : I shall see l)im, but not
now : I shall behold him, but not nigh : there shall come a Star out
of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the

xxiv. 1-5,
and 10-19,



V. 13-15.

vi. li - 24.

corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth. And Edom
shall be a possession, Seir also shall be a possession for his enemies ;
and Israel shall do valiantly. Out of Jacob shall come he that shall
have dominion, and shall destroy him that remaineth of the city.

And it came to pass when Joshua was by Jericho, that he
lifted up his eyes and looked, and behold, there stood a man over
acrainst him with his sword drawn in his hand : and Joshua went
unto him, and said unto him. Art thou for tis, .or for our adversa-
ries ? And he said, Nay ; but as captain of the host of the Lord
am I now come. And Joshua fell on his face to the earth, and
bib tDOVSl)ip, and said unto him, What saith my Lord unto his
servant ? And the captain of the Lord's host said unto Joshua,

jCoosc tliji 5l)oc from off tl)2 toot, fortl)c \iiacc tDl)crcon tl)ou

Stunbcst is IjOln : and Joshua did so.

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