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“ go from serving us ? 6. And he “ hearts of the Egyptians, and they madle ready his chariot, and took his
" shall follow them : and I will get me people with him. 7. And he took six “ honour upon Pharaoh, and upon all hundred chosen chariots, and (g) all the “ his host, upon his chariots, and upon chariots of Egypt, and captains over
- his horsemen. 18. And the Egyptevery one of them. 8. And the LORD « ians shall know that I am the LORD, hardened the heart of Pharaoh king of
“ when I have gotten me honour upon Egypt, and he pursued after the chil- “ Pharaoh, upon his chariots, and upon dren of Israel: and the children of Is
“ his horsemen.” 19. And the (h) angel rael went out with an high hand. 9. But of God, which went before the camp of the Egyptians pursued after them (all Israel, removed and went behind them; the horses and chariots of Pharaoh, and and the pillar of the cloud went from his horsemen and his army), and over
before their face, and stood behind them. took them encamping by the sea, be
20. And it came between the
of side Pi-hahiroth before Baal-zephon. the Egyptians and the camp of Israel, 10. And when Pharaoh drew nigh, the and it was a cloud and darkness to them, children of Israel lift up their eyes, but it gave light by night to these : so and behold, the Egyptians marched that the one came not near the other all after them, and they were sore afraid : the night. 21. And Moses stretched and the children of Israel cried out out his hand over the sea, and the LORD unto the LORD. 11. And they said caused the sea to go back by a strong unto Moses, 6 Because there were no east wind all that night, and made the “graves in Egypt, hast thou taken sea dry land, and the waters were di
us away to die in the wilderness ? vided. 22. And the children of Israel " Wherefore hast thou dealt thus with went into the midst of the sea upon the
us, to carry us forth out of Egypt? dry ground, and the waters were a wall “ 12. Is not this the word that we did unto them on their right hand, and on “ tell thee in Egypt, saying, Let us
their left. 23. And the Egyptians pur“ alone, that we may serve the Egypt- sued, and went in after them, to the “ians ? For it had been better for us to midst of the sea, even all Pharaoh's "serve the Egyptians, than that we horses, his chariots and his horsemen. " should die in the wilderness.” 13. And 24. And it came to pass, that in the Moses said to the people, “ Fear ye not, morning watch the Lord looked unto “ stand still, and see the salvation of the the host of the Egyptians through the
Lord, which he will shew to you to- pillar of fire and of the cloud, and "day: for the Egyptians whom ye have
troubled the host of the Egyptians. seen to-day, ye shall see them again no 25. And took off their chariot wheels, more
14. The Lord shall that they drave them heavily: so that fight for you, and ye shall hold your the Egyptians said, “ Let us flee from peace.” 15. And the Lord said unto “ the face of Israel ; for the Lord Moses, “ Wherefore criest thou unto “ fighteth for them against the Egyptme? Speak unto the children of Israel, “ ians.” 26. And the Lord said unto
that they go forward. 16. But lift Moses, “ Stretch out thine hand over " thou up thy rod, and stretch out thine sea,
that the waters may come again " hand over the sea, and divide it: and upon the Egyptians, upon their cha“the children of Israel shall go on dry “riots and upon their horsemen.”
ground through the midst of the sea. 27. And Moses stretched forth his hand "17. And I, behold, I will harden the over the sea, and the sea returned to his (g) v. 7. “And, or “ even.”
“ the angel of God," is there called the (%) v. 19. “ The angel of God.” Ir
" Lord." And see note on Exod. jji, 2. Exod. xiii. 21. it is said, “ the Lord wen: ante, 524. that it was the belief of the an" before them by day in a pillar of a cloud,"
cient church, that these appearances were &c.; and in verse 24. below, it is said, all made by the Son, the second person in " the Lord looked through the pillar of the Trinity. (Gray's Key, 321, note.) fire,” &c. So that the person here called
strength when the morning appeared, midst of the sea : and the waters were a and the Egyptians fled against it; and wall unto them on their right hand, and the Lord overthrew the Egyptians in on their left. 30. Thus the Lord saved the midst of the sea. 28. And the wa- Israel that day out of the hand of the ters returned and covered the chariots, Egyptians : and Israel saw the Egyptand the horsemen, and all the host of ians dead upon the sea-shore. 31. And Pharaoh that came into the sea after Israel saw that great work which the them : there remained not so much as LORD did upon the Egyptians: and the one of them. 29. But the children of people feared the LORD, and believed Israel walked upon dry land in the the LORD, and his servant Moses.
10. And he
6 chosen will he cause to come near unto Now (a) Korah the son of (6) Izhar, “ him. 6. This do; take you censers, Kothe son of Kohath, the son of Levi, and “ rah, and all his company; 7. And put Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, “ fire therein, and put incense in them and On the son of Peleth, sons of Reu- “ before the LORD to morrow; and it ben, took (c) men. 2. And they rose up
6 shall be that the man whom the LORD before Moses, with certain of the chil- “ doth choose, he shall be (g) holy: y. dren of Israel, two hundred and fifty“ take too much upon you, ye sons
of princes of the assembly, famous in the 6 Levi.” 8. And Moses said unto congregation, men of renown. 3. And
“ Korah, “ Hear, I pray you, ye sons they gathered themselves together " of Levi: 9. Seemeth it but a small against Moses and against Aaron, and “thing unto you, that the God of said unto them, “ (d) Ye take too much “ Israel hath separated you from the “ upon you ; seeing (c) all the congre- “congregation of Israel, to bring you “gation are holy every one of them, near to himself, to do the service of " and the Lord is among them: where- “ the tabernacle of the LORD, and to “ fore then lift you up yourselves above
“ stand before the congregation, to “ the congregation of the Lord ?” “ minister unto them? 4. And when Moses heard it, he fell “ hath brought thee near to him, and upon his face. 5. And he spake unto “ all thy brethren the sons of Levi with Korah and unto all his company, say
“ thee: and seek ye the priesthood also ing, “ Even to-morrow the Lord will 11. For which cause both thou, and " shew who are his, and who is (g) “all thy company are gathered together
holy; and will cause him to come near “ against the LORD: and what (h) is “ unto him: even him whom he hath “ Aaron that ye murmur against him? (a) v. l. Rather more than two years
death. Lev. ii. 10. The Levites were given after the departure from Egypt, after the to Aaron and to his sons, to minister unto sentence that they should be forty years in them, to keep the instruments of the tabet
. the wilderness. i Hales, 397. Before the nacle and to do the service of the taber. birth of Christ, 1489.
nacle. Numb. iii. 7, 8, 9. and see Numb. 1 (0) “ Izhar.” He was brother to Am- 50.-viii. 19. and this exclusive privilege in ram the father of Moses and Aaron : the family of Aaron, and the subordinate Korah therefore was cousin to Moses and condition of the Levites, seems to have Aaron. 2 Hales, 214.
been the ground of this rebellion. (c) “ Took men,” or “were set on edge,” (e) v. 3. “ All the congregation are assenibled.”
“ holy;" and therefore, as they would (d) v. 3. “Ye take too much upon you.” infer, all equally admissible into the priest's God had ordered Moses (Exod. xl. 13. 15.) office. to anoint Aaron and his sons, that they (8) v. 5. 7. “ Holy," or " separated and might minister unto God in the priest's “ selected for his service." office, and any stranger who should come (h) v. 11. “ Is Aaron," or “ hath Aaron nigh (i. e. go to minister) was to be put to “ done.” 2 Hales, 214.
12. And Moses sent to call Dathan and 25. And Moses rose up, and went unto Abiram the sons of Eliab: which said, Dathan and Abiram; and the elders “ We will not come up.
13. Is it of Israel followed him. 26. And he “small thing that thou hast brought spake unto the congregation, saying,
us up out of a land that floweth with “ Depart, I pray you, from the tents “ milk and honey, to kill us in the 6 of these wicked men, and touch no"wilderness, except thou make thy- " thing of theirs, lest ye be consumed “ self altogether a prince over us? “ in all their sins." 27. So they gat up " 14. Moreover, thou hast not brought from the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, “us into a land that floweth with milk and Abiram on every side: and Dathan " and honey, or given us inheritance of and Abiram came out, and stood in the "fields, and vineyards: wilt thou (i) put door of their tents, and their wives, “out the eyes of these men ? we will and their sons, and their little children.
not come up." 15. And Moses was 28. And Moses said, “ Hereby ye shall very wroth, and said unto the LORD, “ know that the Lord hath sent me to " Respect not thou their offering : I
66 do all these works : for I have not “ have not taken one ass from them, 6 done them of mine own mind. 29. If “ neither have I hurt one of them.” " these men die the common death of 16. And Moses said unto Korah, “ Be “all men, or if they be visited after " thou and all thy company before the
6 the visitation of all men: then the "LORD; thou, and they, and Aaron “ Lord hath not sent me. 30. But if to-morrow: 17. And take
“ the Lord make a new thing, and the “his censer, and put incense in them, “ earth open her mouth, and swallow " and bring ye before the Lord, every “ them up, with all that appertain unto
man his censer, two hundred and " them, and they go down quick into “ fifty censers; thou also and Aaron, “ the pit; then ye shall understand
each of you his censer." 18. And “ that these men have provoked the they took every man his censer, and “ Lord.” 31. And it came to pass as put fire in them, and laid incense he had made an end of speaking all thereon, (k) and stood in the door of these words, that the ground clave the tabernacle of the congregation with asunder that was under them: 32. And Moses and Aaron. 19. And Korah the earth opened her mouth, and swalgathered all the congregation against lowed them up, and their houses, and them, unto the door of the tabernacle all the men that appertained unto Korah, of the congregation : and the glory of and all their goods.
goods. 33. They, and all the LORD appeared unto all the con- that appertained to them went down gregation. 20. And the LORD spake alive into the pit, and the earth closed unto Moses, and unto Aaron, saying, upon them: and they perished from 21. “ Separate yourselves from among among the congregation. 34. And all " this congregation, that I may con- Israel that were round about them, Aed
sume them in a moment.” 22. And at the cry of them : for they said, they fell upon their faces, and said, “ Lest the earth swallow us up also.” "O God, the God of the spirits of all 35. And there came out a fire from the
flesh, shall one man sin, and wilt LORD, and consumed the two hundred " thou be wroth with all the congre- and fifty men that offered incense. "gation ?” 23. And the Lord spake 36. And the Lord spake unto Moses, unto Moses, saying, 24. “ Speak unto saying, 37. “ Speak unto Eleazar the " the congregation, saying, “ Get you “ son of Aaron the priest, that he take ' up from about the (1) tabernacle up the censers out of the burning, " of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram." " and scatter thou the fire yonder; for
(i) v. 14. “ Put out the eyes," i. e. “treat
“ Moses and Aaron stood in the door of the
they are hallowed. 38. The censers 48. And he stood between the dead “ of these sinners against their own and the living, and the plague was 6 souls, let them make them broad stayed. 49. Now they that died in
plates for a covering of the altar: for the plague were fourteen thousand and
they offered them before the LORD, seven hundred, beside them that died “therefore they are hallowed : and about the matter of Korah. 50. And
they shall be a sign unto the children Aaron returned unto Moses unto the 66 of Israel.” 39. And Eleazar the door of the tabernacle of the congregapriest took the brazen censers, where- tion: and the plague was stayed. with they that were burnt had offered ;
CHAP. XXII. and they were made broad plates for a covering of the altar: 40. To be a me- And the children of Israel set forward, morial unto the children of Israel, that and pitched (m) in the plains of Moab, no stranger, which is not of the seed of
on (n) this side Jordan by Jericha Aaron, come near to offer incense before 2. And Balak the son of Zippor saw all the Lord; that he be not as Korah that Israel had done to the Amorites. and as his company: as the Lord said 3. And Moab was sore afraid of the to him by the hand of Moses. 41. But people, because they were many: and on the morrow all the congregation of Moab was distressed, because of the the children of Israel murmured against children of Israel. 4. And Moab said Moses, and against Aaron, saying, unto the elders of Midian, “ Now * Ye have killed the people of the “ shall this company lick up all that are « LORD.” 42. And it came to pass, “ round about us, as the ox licketh up when the congregation was gathered “ the grass of the field.” And Balak against Moses and against Aaron, that the son of Zippor, was king of the they looked toward the tabernacle of Moabites at that time. 5. He sent the congregation: and behold, the cloud
messengers therefore unto Balaam the covered it, and the glory of the LORD son of (o) Beor, to Pethor, which is by appeared. 43. And Moses and Aaron the river of the land of the children came before the tabernacle of the con- of (p) his people, to call him, saying, gregation. 4.4. And the Lord spake “ Behold, there is a people come out unto Moses, saying, 45. “ Get you up “ from Egypt: behold, they cover the “ from among ibis congregation, that I “ face of the earth, and they abide over may consume them as in a moment:” “ against me.
6. Come now therefore, and they fell upon their faces. 46. And I pray
thee, curse me this people
, fur Moses said unto Aaron, “ Take a cen- “ they are too mighty for me: perad
ser, and put fire therein from off the “ venture I shall prevail, that we may 6 altar, and put on incense, and go “smite them, and that I may drive "quickly unto the congregation, and 6 them out of the land : for I wot that bi make an atonement for them: for “ he whom thou blessest is blessed. “ there is wrath gone out from the LORD; “ and he whom thou cursest, is cursed. “ the plague is begun.” 47. And Aaron 7. And the elders of Moab and the took as Moses commanded, and ran elders of Midian departed with the into the midst of the congregation; and rewards of divination in their hand; behold, the plague was begun among and they came unto Balaam, and spake the people: and he put on incense, unto him the words of Balak. 8. And and made an atonement for the people. he said unto them,
Lodge bere this
(m) v. 1. “ In the plains of Moab,&c." This was in the 40th year after they left Egypt. Numb. xxxiii. 38. 48. B.C. 1452.
(n) “ On this side," i, e. " the eastern
(p) v. 5. “His people," or rather " Am“i mon :" this identifies where Pethor was. Kennic. Rem. 67. Pethor was in Mezopo tamia. Deut. xxiii. 4. " They hired against “ thee Balaam the son of Beor, of Petben “in Mesopotamia, to curse thee.
" night, and I will bring you word again “ therefore, I pray you, tarry ye also
as the LORD shall speak unto me." “ here this night, that (r) I may know And the princes of Moab abode with “ what the LORD will say unto me Balaam. 9. And God came unto 66 more.” 20. And God came unto Balaam, and said, “ What men are Balaam at night, and said unto him, " these with thee ?” 10. And Balaam " If the men come to call thee, rise up, said unto God, “ Balak the son of Zip- “ and go with them; but yet the word “por, king of Moab, hath sent unto me, 6 which I shall say unto thee, that shalt saying, 11. Behold, there is a people 6 thou do.” 21. And Balaam (s) rose come out of Egypt, which covereth
up in the morning, and saddled his ass, - the face of the earth: come now, and went with the princes of Moab.
curse me them; peradventure I shall 22. And God's anger was (t) kindled “ be able to overcome them, and drive because he went: and the angel of the “ them out.” 12. And God said unto Lord stood in the way for an adversary Balaam, “ Thou shalt not go with them ; against him: Now he was riding upon " thou shalt not curse the people : for his ass, and his two servants were with
they are blessed.” 13. And Balaam him. 23. And the ass saw the angel rose up in the morning, and said unto of the LORD standing in the way, and the princes of Balak, “ Get you into his sword drawn in his hand : and the " your land: for the LORD (9) refuseth ass turned aside out of the
and "to give me leave to go with you."
went into the field : and Balaam smote 14. And the princes of Moab rose up, the ass to turn her into the way. and they went unto Balak, and said, 24. But the angel of the LORD stood “ Balaam refuseth to come with us." in a path of the
vineyards, a wall being 15. And Balak sent yet again princes, on this side, and a wall on that side. more, and more honourable than they, 25. And when the ass saw the angel 16. And they came to Balaam, and of the Lord, she thrust herself unto said to him, “ Thus saith Balak the the wall, and crusht Balaam's foot "son of Zippor, “ Let nothing, I pray against the wall : and he smote her " thee, hinder thee from coming unto again. 26. And the angel of the LORD
17. For I will promote thee went further, and stood in a narrow unto very great honour, and I will place, where was no way to turn either to “ do whatsoever thou sayest unto me: the right hand or to the left. 27. And “ Come therefore, I pray thee, curse
when the ass saw the angel of the me this people.” 18. And Balaam LORD, she fell down under Balaam : answered and said unto the servants of and Balaam's anger was kindled, and Balak, “ If Balak would give me his he smote the ass with a staff. 28. And “ house full of silver and gold, I cannot the LORD opened the mouth of the ass,
go beyond the word of the Lord my and she said unto Balaam, 6 What “ God, to do less or more. 19. Now
“ have I done unto thee, that thou
(9) v. 13. “ Refuseth, &c." So that “ gone astray, following the way of Balaam Balaam did not tell them all that God s the son of Bosor, who loved the wages had said unto him: by suppressing, “that " of unrighteousness : but was rebuked "he was not to curse them, for they were “ for his iniquity : the dumb ass speaking “ blessed," he left himself open to further “ with man's voice, forbad the madness of solicitations.
“ the prophet.” (r) v. 19. “ That I may know, &c.” (s) v. 21. “Rose up,” i.e. as Mr. Shuck. This desire to have a second communica- ford understands it, of his own accord, tion from God after he bad received one “ without waiting for their calling him." that was decisive, shewed too earnest a 3 Shuckf. 133, 4, disposition on Balaam's part to accede (t) v. 22. “ Kindled," on account of his to Balak's wishes, and obtain his rewards. inclination to go with the men for the sake It is accordingly reprobated 2 Pet. ii. 15. of their rewards, after the plain intimation where he speaks of persons who “are
he had received from God to deter him.