Matthew Bible

Numbers 21

Israel with some loss destroy the Canaanites at Hormah.

Numbers 21:1 And when king Arad the Cananite which dwelt in the south partyes, heard tell that Israell came by the waye that the spyes hadde founde out, he came and fought wyth Israel and toke some of them prysoners. Numbers 21:2 Then Israel vowed a vowe vnto the Lord & sayd: If thou wylte gyue thys people into oure handes, we wyll destroye theyr cyties. Numbers 21:3 And the Lorde hearde the voyce of Israell, and deliuered them the Cananites. And they destroyed both them and their cityes, & called the place Horma.

The people murmuring are plagued with fiery serpents.

Numbers 21:4 Then they departed from mount Hor toward the red sea: to compasse the land of Edom. And the soules of the people faynted by the way. Numbers 21:5 And the people spake against God and against Moses: wherfore hast thou brought vs oute of Egypte, for to dye in the wyldernes, for here is neither bread nor water, and our soules lotheth thys light bread. Numbers 21:6 Then the Lord sent fiery serpentes amonge the people, which stonge them: so that much people dyed in Israell.

They repenting are healed by a brasen serpent.

Numbers 21:7 And the people came to Moses and sayed: we haue sinned, for we haue spoken agayust the Lord and againste the, make intercession to the lorde, that he take away the serpentes from vs. And Moses made intercession for the people. Numbers 21:8 And the Lord saide vnto Moses. Make the a serpente, and hang it vp for a sygne, and let as many as are byten loke vpon it, and they shall lyue. Numbers 21:9 And Moses made a serpent of brasse & set it vp for a sygne. And when the serpentes had bytten any man, he went and beheld the serpent of brasse, and recouered.

Sundry journeys of the Israelites.

Numbers 21:10 And the children of Israell remoued and pytched in Oboth. Numbers 21:11 And they departed from Oboth and lay at Egebarim in the wyldernesse which is before Moab on the east syde

Numbers 21:12 And they remoued thence, and pytched vpon the riuer of zarad. Numbers 21:13 And they departed thence and pitched on the other side of Arnon, which ryuer is in the wyldernesse, and cometh out of the costes of the Amorites: for Arnon is the border of Moab, betwen Moab & the Amorites. Numbers 21:14 Wherfore it is spoken in the boke of the warre of the Lorde: goo wyth vyolence, both on the ryuer of Arnon Numbers 21:15 and on the ryuers head, which shoteth downe to dwel at Ar, & leaneth vpon the costes of Moab. Numbers 21:16 And from thence thei came to Bear, which is the wel wherof the Lord spake vnto Moses: gather the peopple togither, that I may gyue them water.

Numbers 21:17 Then Israell sange thys songe: Aryse vp wel, synge thereto: Numbers 21:18 The wel whych the rulers dygged and the captaines of the people wt the healpe of the lawe geuer and with their staues. And from thys wyldernesse they went to Matana, Numbers 21:19 and from Matana to Nahaliel, & from Nahaliel to Bamoth, Numbers 21:20 & from Bamoth to the valay that is in the feylde of Moab in the top of Phasgah which boweth toward Iesimon.

Sihon is overcome,

Numbers 21:21 And Israell sent messengers vnto Sehon, kyng of the Amorites sayinge: Numbers 21:22 lett vs go thorowe thy lande: we wyll not turne into thy feildes nor into thy viniyardes, neither dryncke of the water of the welles: but we wil go alonge by the commen way vntyll we be past thy contrey. Numbers 21:23 And Sehon wold giue Israel no lycence to passe thorow hys contrey, but gathered al hys people togyther, & went oute agaynste Israell into the wyldernesse. And he came to Iaheza and foughte wyth Israell. Numbers 21:24 And Israel smote hym wt the edge of the swerde & conquered his Land, from Arnon vnto Iabock: euen vnto the children of Ammon For the borders of the chyldren of Ammon, are strong. Numbers 21:25 And Israell toke all these cytyes & dwelte in all the cyties of the Amorites: in Hesbon & in al the townes that longe therto. Numbers 21:26 For Hesbon was the city of Sehon the kinge of the Amorites whych Sehon had foughte before with the kinge of the Moabites, and had taken al hys land out of hys hande, euen vnto Arnon. Numbers 21:27 Wherefore it is a prouerbe, go to Hesbon & lette the city of Sehon be builte & made ready, Numbers 21:28 for there is a fyre gone out of Hesbone & a flame from the city of Sehon & hath consumed Ar of the Moabites and the men of the hilles of Arnon. Numbers 21:29 Wo be to the Moab: o people of Chamos ye ar vndone. His sonnes are put to flyght and hys daughters broughte captyue vnto Sehon kynge of the Amorites. Numbers 21:30 Their lyghte is out from Hesbon vnto Dibon and we made a wyldernes euen vnto Nopha which reacheth vnto Mediba.

Numbers 21:31 And thus Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorites. Numbers 21:32 And Moses sente to searche oute Iaezer, and they toke the townes belongynge therto and conquered the Amorites that were there.

and Og.

Numbers 21:33 And then they turned & went vp towarde Basan. And Og the kynge of Basan came out against them, both he and al hys people, to warre at Adrei. Numbers 21:34 And the Lorde sayed vnto Moses: feare hym not, for I haue deliuered him into thy handes with all his people & his land. And thou shalt do with him as þu didest with Sehon the king of the Amorites whiche dwelt at Hesbon. Numbers 21:35 And they smote him & hys sonnes and all hys people, vntyll there was nothyng left hym. And they conquered hys land

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