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thereon, and stood in the door of the tabernacle of the congregation with Moses and Aaron.

And Korah gathered all the congregation against them unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation : and the glory of the LORD appeared unto all the congregation. And the Lord spake unto Moses and unto Aaron, saying, Separate yourselves from among this congregation, that I may consume them in a moment. 22 And they fell

22 How placable ! how tender are upon their faces, and said, o

all truly great minds ! Moses and God, the God of the spirits Aaron forgot the ingratitude and of all flesh, shall one man presumption of their enemies in sin, and wilt thou be wroth

the dreadful calamity hanging over

them. with all the congregation ? And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak unto the congregation, saying, Get you up from about the tabernacle of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. And Moses rose up and went unto Dathan and Abiram ; and the elders of Israel followed him. 26 And he spake unto 26 Avoid the company of the wicked. the congregation, saying, De- To commune with them is to breathe part, I pray you, from the the tainted air. Death is in their tents of these wicked men,

ways, and in their words. and touch nothing of their's, lest ye be consumed in all their sins. 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. And Moses said, Hereby ye shall know that the Lord hath sent me to do all these works; for I have not done them of mine own mind. If these men die the common death of all men, or if they be visited after the visitation of all men; then the LORD hath not sent me. 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 shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD. And it came to pass, as he had made an end of speaking all these words, that the ground clave asunder that was under them : and the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their houses, and all the men that appertained unto Korah, and all their goods. 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. And all Israel that were round about them fled at the cry of them: for they said, Lest the earth

35 And shall we disregard the swallow us up also. ** And threatenings of the same God! Pu


there came out a fire from nishment may be delayed, but it is the Lord, and consumed the

not less sure, if men repent not. two hundred and fifty men that offered incense. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, Speak anto Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, that he take up the censers out of the burning, and scatter thou the fire yonder; for they are hallowed. 38 The censers of 38 We are here beautifullyinstructed these sinners against their to regard holy things with all dae 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 shall be a sign unto the children of Israel. And Eleazar the priest took the brasen censers, wherewith they that were burnt had offered ; and they were made broad plates for a covering of the altar : to be a memorial unto the children of Israel, that no stranger, which is not of the seed of Aaron, come near to offer incense before the LORD; that he be not as Korah, and as his company : as the Lord said to him by the hand of Moses. But on the morrow all the congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron, saying, Ye have killed the people of the LORD. And it came to pass, when the congregation was gathered against Moses 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. And Moses and Aaron came before the tabernacle of the congregation. And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying, ** Get you up 45 Never were these honoured ser. from among this congrega- vants of the Lord so truly great, as tion, that I may consume

in this their humiliating token of a them as in a moment. And

full sense of their own unworthiness

before God, even as suppliants. they fell upon their faces. 48 And Moses said unto Aa- compassion of Moses for his erring

46 Behold the perfect and heartfelt ron, Take a censer, and put fellow.creatures, and his complete fire therein from off the altar, forgiveness of the injustice he had and put on incense, and go experienced from them ! quickly unto the congregation, and make an atonement for them : for there is wrath gone out from the LORD; the plague is begun. “7 And Aaron took

47 This was indeed in the true spirit as Moses commanded, and of the Gospel of Christorercoming ran into the midst of the con

evil with good. gregation; and, behold, the plague was begun among the people : and he put on incense, and made an atonement for the people. And he stood between the dead and the living; and the plague was stayed. Now they that died in the plague were fourteen thousand and seven hundred, beside them that died about the matter of Korah. And Aaron returned unto Moses unto the door of the tabernacle of the congregation : and the plague was stayed. THE


The King's Accession.

Joshta i. to ver. 10. Now after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord it came to pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying, Moses my servant is dead ; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon even unto the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and unto the great sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your coast. There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: I

was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. Be strong and

6 How clearly is here shown the of a good courage : for unto consistency of man's free agency this people shalt thou divide with God's free grace. Joshua is to for an inheritance the land, conquer, because the Almighty would which I sware unto their“ be with him, never failing or for

saking him." Yet the warrior is fathers to give them. Only commanded himself to “ be strong be thou strong and very cou- and of a good courage.” Nay, that rageous, that thou mayest is made the condition of divine help. observe to do according to

Ver. 7. Only! be thou strong and all the law, which Moses my

very courageous." servant commanded thee : turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. This book of the

8 No human laws can expect the law shall not depart out of divine blessing, unless they are thy mouth ; but thou shalt founded upon the divine law. meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein : for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage ; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed : for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.






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