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turned away from the LORD; therefore the LORD will not be with you.
44 But they prefumed to go up unto the Hill-top: nevertheless, the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD, and Moses departed not out of the Camp.
45 Then the Amalekites came down, and the Canaanites which dwelt in that Hill, and fmote them, and difcomfited them even unto Hormah.
The Law of fundry Offerings. 32 The Sabbath-breaker Stoned.
Ver. 27. F any Soul fin through Ignorance, then he fhall bring a She-goat of the firft Year for a Sin
28 And the Priest shall make an Atonement for the Soul that finneth ignorantly, when he finneth by Ignorance before the LORD, to make an Atonement for him; and it fhall be forgiven him.
29 You fhall have one Law for him that finneth through Ignorance, both for him that is born amongst the Children of Ifrael, and for the Stranger that fojourneth among them.
• Heb. x. 26 If we SIN WILFULLY
30 But the Soul that doth ought PRESUMPTU-after that we have received the KNOW
OUSLY (whether he be born in the Land, or a Stranger) the fame reproacheth the LORD and that Soul fhall be cut off from among his People.
31 Because he hath despifed the Word of the LORD, and hath broken his Commandment; that Soul fhall utterly be cut off his Iniquity fhall be upon him.
32 And while the Children of Ifrael were in the Wildernels, they found a Man that gathered Sticks upon the Sabbath-day.
LEDGE of the TRUTH, there remaineth no more Sacrifice for SINS,
27 But a certain fearful looking for of JUDGMENT, and FIERY INDIG NATION, which fhall devour the Advertaries.
28 He that DESPISED MOSES'S LAW, died without Mercy, under two or three Witneffes.
29 Of how much SORER PUNISHMENT, fuppofe ye fhall he be thought worthy, who hath TRODEN UNDER FOOT the Son of God, and hath counted the BLOOD of the COVENANT wherewith he was fan&tified, an unHOLY THING, and hath done DESPITE unto the SPIRIT of GRACE?
30 For we know him that bath
faid, VENGEANCE belongeth unto me, I will recompenfe, faith the LORD. And again, the LORD fhall-JUDGE his PEOPLE,
33 And they that found him gathering Sticks, brought him unto Mofes and Aaron, and unto all the Congregation. 34 And they put him in Ward, because it was not dechared what should be done to him.
31 It is a FEARFUL Thing to fall into the Hands of the LIVING God.
35 And the LORD faid unto Mofes, The Man shall be furely put to Death: all the Congregation fhall stone him with Stones without the Camp.
36 And all the Congregation brought him without the Camp, and ftoned him with Stones, and he died; as the LORD commanded Mofes.
CHA P. XVI.
The Rebellion of Korah: 31 His Punishment. 41 The Plague, 46 appeafed.
WOW P Korah the
NOW Son of Izhar, the Son of Kohath, the Son of Levi; and Dathan and Abiram the Sons of Eliab, and On the Son of Peleth, Sons of Reuben, took Men.
2 And they rofe up before Mofes, with certain of the Children of Ifrael, two hundred and fifty Princes of the Affembly, famous in the Congregation, Men of Renown.
3 And they gathered themselves-together against Mofes, and against Aaron, and faid unto them, Ye take too much upon you, feeing all the Congregation are holy every one of them, and the LORD is among them: wherefore then lift you up yourselves above the Congregation of the LORD. And when Mofes heard it, he fell upon his Face:
5 And he spake unto Korah, and to all his Company, faying, Even To-morrow, the LORD will fhew who are his, and who is holy; and will caufe him to come near unto Him: even him whom he hath chofen, will he cause to come near unto him.
16 This do; Take you Cenfers, Korah and all his Company.
7 And put Fire therein, and put Incenfe in them before the LORD To-morrow and it shall be that the Man whom the LORD doth choose, he fhall be holy: ye take too much upon you, ye Sons of Levi.
8 And Mofes faid unto Korah, Hear, I pray you, ye Sons of Levi.
9 Seemeth it but a small Thing unto you, that the GOD of Ifrael hath separated you from the Congregation of Ifrael, to bring you near to himself, to do the Service of the Tabernacle of the LORD, and to ftand before the Congregation, to minister unto them?
10 And he hath brought thee near to him, and all thy Brethren the Sons of Levi with thee and feek ye the Priesthood alfo ?
II For which Caufe both thou and all thy Company are gathered together against the LORD and what is Aaron, that ye murmur against him?
12 And Mofes fent to call Dathan and Abiram the Sons. of Eliab which faid, We will not come up.
13 Is it a fmall Thing that thou hast brought us up out of a Land that floweth with Milk and Honey, to kill us in the Wilderness, except thou make thyfelf altogether a Prince over us?
14 Moreover, thou haft not brought us into a Land that floweth with Milk and Honey, or given us Inheritance of Fields and Vineyards: wilt thou put out the Eyes of these Men? we will not come up.
15 And Mofes was very wroth, and faid unto the LORD, Respect not thou their Offering: I have not taken one Afs from them, neither have I hurt one of them.
16 And Mofes faid unto Korah, Be thou and all thy Company before the LORD, thou, and they, and Aaron To-morrow.
17 And take every Man his Cenfer, and put Incense in them, and bring ye before the LORD every Man his Cenfer, two hundred and fifty Cenfers; thou alfo and Aaron each of you his Cenfer.
18 And they took every Man his Cenfer, and put Fire in them, and laid Incense thereon, and ftood in the Door of the Tabernacle of the Congregation with Moses and Aaron.
19 And Korah gathered all the Congregation against them, unto the Door of the Tabernacle of the Congrega
tion and the Glory of the LORD appeared unto all the Congregation.
20 And the LORD fpake unto Mofes, and unto Aaron, faying,
21 Separate yourselves from among this Congregation, that I may confume them in a Moment.
22 And they fell upon their Faces, and faid, O God, the GoD of the Spirits of all Flesh, fhall one Man fin, and wilt thou be wroth with all the Congregation?
23 And the LORD fpake unto Mofes, faying,
24 Speak unto the Congregation, faying, Get you up from about the Tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. 25 And Mofes rofe up, and went unto Dathan and Abiram; and the Elders of Ifrael followed him.
26 And he spake unto the Congregation, faying, Depart, I pray you, from the Tents of thefe wicked Men, and touch nothing of theirs, left ye be confumed in all their Sins.
27 So they gat up from the Tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram, on every Side: and Dathan and Abiram came out, and stood in the Door of their Tents, and their Wives, and their Sons, and their little Children.
28 And Mofes faid, Hereby ye shall know that the LORD hath fent me to do all these Works: for I have not done them of mine own Mind.
29 If those Men die the common Death of all Men, or if they be vifited after the Vifitation of all Men; then the LORD hath not fent me.
30 But if the LORD make a new Thing, and the Earth open her Mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the Pit; then ye fhall understand that these Men have provoked the LORD.
31 And it came to pafs as he had made an end of speaking all these Words, that the Ground clave afunder, that was under them:
32 And the Earth opened her Mouth, and fwallowed them up, and their Houses, and all the Men that appertained unto Korah, and all their Goods.
33 They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the Pit, and the Earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the Congregation.
34 And all Ifrael that were round about them, fled at the Cry of them: for they faid, Left the Earth swallow us up alfo.
35 And there came out a Fire from the LORD, and con◄ fumed the two hundred and fifty Men that offered Incense. 36 And the LORD fpake unto Mofes, faying,
37 Speak unto Eleazar the Son of Aaron the Priest, that he take up the Cenfers out of the burning, and scatter thou the Fire yonder; for they are hallowed.
38 The Cenfers of thefe Sinners against their own Souls, let them make them broad Plates for a Covering of the Altar for they offered them before the LORD, therefore they are hallowed and they fhall be a Sign unto the Children of Ifrael.
39 And Eleazar the Priest took the brazen Cenfers, wherewith they that were burnt had offered; and they were made broad Plates for a Covering of the Altar:
40 To be a Memorial unto the Children of Ifrael, that no Stranger, which is not of the Seed of Aaron, come near to offer Incenfe before the LORD; that he be not as Korah, and as his Company: as the LORD faid to him by the Hand of Mofes.
41 But on the Morrow all the Congregation of the Children of Ifrael murmured against Mofes and against Aaron, faying, Ye have killed the People of the LORD.
42 And it came to pafs, when the Congregation was gathered against Mofes and against Aaron, that they looked toward the Tabernacle of the Congregation and behold, the Cloud covered it, and the Glory of the LORD appeared.
43 And Mofes and Aaron came before the Tabernacle of the Congregation.
44 And the LORD fpake unto Mofes, faying,
45 Get you up from among this Congregation, that I may confume them as in a Moment: and they fell upon their Faces.
45 And Mofes faid unto Aaron, Take a Cenfer, and put Fire therein from off the Altar, and put on Incense, and go quickly unto the Congregation, and make an Atonement for them for there is Wrath gone out from the LORD; the Plague is begun.
47 And Aaron took as Mofes commanded, and ran into the midst of the Congregation; and behold, the Plague was begun among the People: and he put on Incenfe, and made an Atonement for the People.
48 And he stood between the Dead and the Living, and the Plague was stayed.