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CHAP. XLVIII

tweluc tribos. 9 And by the border of Dan, from, fifty, and toward the south two hun. the east side unto the west side, a por- dred and fifty, and toward the east tion for Asher.

two hundred and fifty, and toward the 3 And by the border of Asber, from west two hundred and fifty. the east side even unto the west side, 19 And the residue in length over a portion for Naphtal).

against the oblation of the boly por. 4 And by the border of Naphtali, tion shall be ten thousand east ward, from the east side unto the west side, and ten thousand westward · and it a portion for Manasseh.

shall be over against the oblation of '5 And by the border of Manasseh, the holy portion ; and the increase from the east side unto the west side, thereof shall be for food unto them a portion for Ephraim.

that serve the city: 6 And by the border of Ephraim, 19 And they that serve the city from the east side even unto the west shall serve it oat of all the tribes of side, a portion for Reuben.

Israel. 7 And by the border of Reuben, from 20 All the oblation shall be five and the east side unto the west side, a por twenty thousand by five and twenty tion for Judah.

thousand : ye shall offer the holy obla 8 And by the border of Judab, from tion four-square, with the possession of the east side unto the west side, shall the city. be the offering bico ye sball offer of 21 [ And the residue shall be for the five and twenty thousand reeds in prince, on the one side and on the breadth, and in length as one of the other of the boly oblation, and of the other parts, from the east side unto possession of the city, over against the the west side: and the sanctuary shall five and i wenty thousand of the obla. be in the midst of it.

tion toward the east border, and west9 The oblation that ye sball offer ward over against the five and twen. unto the LORD shall be of five and ty tho sand toward the west border, twerty thousand in length, and of ten over against the portions for the tbousand in breadtb.

prince: and it shall be the holy obla10 And for them, even for the tion, and the sanctuary of the house priests, shall be this holy oblation; shall be in the midst thereof. toward the north five and twenty 92 Moreover, from the possession of thousand in length, and toward in the Levites, and from the possession west ten thousand 'in breadth, and of the city, being in the midst of that toward the east ten thousand in which is the prince's, between the bor. breadth, and toward the south five der oi udah and the border of Ben. and twenty thousand in length : and jamin, shall be for the prince. the sanctuary of the LORD sball be in 23 As for the rest of the tribes, the midst thereof.

from the east side unto the west side, 11 It shall be for the priests that are Benjamin shall have a portion. sanctified of the sons of Zadok ; which 24 And by the border of Benjamin, have kept my charge, wbich went from the east side unto the west side, not astray when the children of Israel Simeon shall have a portion. went astray,

as the Levites went 95 And by the border of Simeon, astray.

from the east side unto the west side, 19 And this oblation of the land Issachar a portion. that is offered shall be unto them a 26 And by the border of Issachar, thing most holy by the border of the from the east side unto the west side, Levites.

Zebulun a portion. 18 And over against the border of 27 And by the border of Zebulun, . the priests, the Levites shall hare five from the east side unto the west side, and twenty thousand in length, and Gad a portion. ten thousand in breadth: all the 29 And by the border of Gad, at the length skall be five and twenty thou- south side southward, the border sball sand, and the breadth ten thousand. be even from Tamar unto the waters

14 And they shall not sell of it, of strife in Kadesh, and to the river neither exchange, nor alienare the toward the great sea. first-fruits of the land; for it is holy 29 This is the land wliich ye shall di. urto the LORD.

vide hy lot unto tbe tribes of Israel for 15 And the five thousand, that arc inheritance, and these are their porleft in the breadth over against the tions, suito the Lord GOD, five and twenty thousand, shall be a 30 And these are the goings out of profane place for the city, for dwell- the city on the north side, four thou. ing, and for suburhs: and the city sball sand and five hundred measures. be in the midst thereof.

31 And une gates of the city shall be 16 And these shall he the mensures after the names of the tribes of Israel : thereof; the north side four thusand three pares northward; one gate of and fire hundrer, and the south side Reuben, one gate of Judab, one gate four thousand and five hundred, and of Levi. on the east side four thousand and five 32 And at the east side four thouhundred, and the west side four thousand and five hundred: and threo sand and five hundred.

gates; one gate of Joseph, one gate of 17 And the suburbs of the city sball Benjamin, one gate of Dan. be toward the north two bundred and 33 And at the south side four

Dansel, Hananiah, &c.

DANIEL

refuse the king's mest thousand and five hundred measures :gate's; one gate o! Gad, one gate of and three gates; one gate of Simeon, Asher, one gate of Naphtali. one gate of Issachar, one gate of Ze 35 It was found about eighteen bulun.

tbousand measures : and the name of 34 At the west side fuur thousand the city froin that day shall be, The and five hundred, with their three LORD is there.

THE BOOK OF DANIEL.

CHAP. 1.

12 Prove thy servants, I beseech IN

the third year of the reign of Jebo thee, ten days; and let them give us iakim king of Judah came Nebu- pulse to eat, and water to drink. chadnezzar kiog of Babylon unto Jeru 13 Then let our countenances be salem, and besieged it.

looked upon before thee, an the 2 And the LORD gave Jeboiakim countenances of the children that eat king of Judah into his hand, with of the portion of the king's meat. part of the vessels of the house of and as thou seest, deal with thy serGod; which he carried into the land vanis. of Shinar to the house of bis god; and 14 So he consented to them in this he brought the vessels into the trea- matter, and proved them ten days. sure-house of his god

15 And at the end of ten days their 3 And the ring spake unto Ash- countenances appeared fairer and fatpenaz the master of his eunuchs, that ter in tesh than all the children whiča he should bring certain of the children did eat the portion of the king's o: Israel, and of the king's seed, and meat. of the princes:

16 Thus Melzar took away thc por 4 Children in whom was no blemish, tion of their ancat, and the wine that Int weil favoured, and skilful in all they should drink; and gave thein wisdom, and cunning in knowledge, pulse. and understanding, science, anu such 17 As for these four children, God as nad ability in them to stand in the gave them knowledge and skill in all king's palace, and whom they might learning and wisdom; and Daniet teach the learning and ibe tongue of bad understanding in all risions and the Chaldeans.

dreams. 5 And the king appointed them a 18 Now at the end of the days that daily provision of the king's meai, and the king had said he should bring of ite wine which he drank : so nou them in, then the prince of the eunucus rishing them threc years, that at the brought them in before Nebuchadnezend thereof tbey Inight stand before zar. the king

19 And the king communed with 6 Now among these were of the chil- them; and among them all was found dren of Judah, Daniel, Hananiah, Mi- none like Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, sbael, and Azariah :

and Azariah: therefore stood they be 7 Unto whom the prince of the fore the king. eunuchs gave names: for he gave urto 20 And in all matters of wisdom Daniel the name of Belteshazzar; and and understanding, that the king into Hananiah, of Shadrach; and 10 Mi-quired or shem, he found them ten slael, of Meshach; and to Azariah, of limes better than all the magiciatis Abed-nego.

and astrologers that were in all bis 8 | But Daniel purposed in his heart realm. that he would not defile himself with 21 And Daniel continued cuen unto the portion of the king's meat, nor the first year of king Cyrus. with the wine which he drank : there

CHAP. II. fore prince of the eunuchs that he might not decid AND in the second year of the reign

of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnez

zat dreamed dreams, wherewith his 9 Now God had brought Daniel into spirit was troubled, and his sleep brake favour and tender love with the prince trom hun. of the eunuchs.

. Then the king commanded to call 10 And the prince of the eunuchs the magicians, and the astrologers, said unto Daniel, I fear my lord the and the sorcerers, and the Chadeans, king, who hath appointed your meat for to shew the king his dream. and your drink: for why should be so they came and stood before the see your faces worse liking than the king, cbildren which are of your sort? then 3 And the king said unto them, ! sha!! ye make one endanger my head have dreamed a dream, and my spurt to the king.

was troubled tc know tbe d reani. 11 Then said Daniel to Ateizar, 4 Then spake the Chaldeans to the whom the prince of the eunuchs la king in Syriack, o king, live for ever set over Daniel, Hananiah, Mishasi, tell thy sersants the dream, and we

Nebucha indz ar's dream. CHAP, I.

Daniel findeth it. 5 The king answered and said to, ed be the name of God for ever and the Chaldeans, The thing is gone ever : for wisdom and might are his : from me : it ye will not make known 21 And he cbangeth the times and unto me the dream, with the inter- the seasons; he removeth kings, and pretation thereof, ye sball be cut in setteth up kings; he giveth wisdom pieces, and your houses shall be made unto the wise, and knowledge to them adunghill.

that know understanding : 6 But if ye shew the dream, and 22 He revealeth the deep and secret the interpretation thereof, ye shall things; he knowerb what is in the receive of ine gists and rewards and darkness, and the light dweiletb with great honour: therefore sbew me him. the dream, and the interpretation 23 I thank thee, and praise thee, thereof.

o thou God of my fathers, who hast 7 They answered again and said, given me wisdom and might, and bast Let the king tell his servants the made known unio me now what we dream, and we will shew the later- desired of thee : for thou hast now pretation of it.

made known unto us the king's mal. 8 The king answered and said, Iter know of certainty that ye would gain 24 T Therefore Daniel went in unto the time, because ye see the thing is Arioch, whom the king had ordained gone from me.

to destroy the wise men of Babylon : 9 But if ye will not inake koown be went and said thus unto him ; Deunto me the dream, there is but one stroy not the wise men of Babylon : decree for you : for ye bave prepared bring me in before the king, and I lying and corrupt words to speak be- will shew unto the king the interprefore me, till the time be changed : tation. therefore tell me the dream, and I 25 Then Arioch brought in Daniel shall know that ye can shew me the betore the king in haste, and said interpretation thereof.

thus unto him, I have found a inan 10 The Chaldeans answered be of the captives of Judah, that will fore the king, and said, There is not make known unto the king the intera man upon the earth that can shew pretation. the king's matter; therefore there is 26 The king answered and said to 10 kins, lord, nor ruier, thut asked Daniel, whose naine was Belteshaze such things at any magician, o: astro-zar, Art thou able to make kdown loger, or Chaldean.

unto me the dream which I base 11 And it is a rare thing that the seen, and the interpretation thereof? king requireth, and there is none other 27 Daniel answered in the presence that can shew it before the king, ex. of the king, and said, The secret cept the gods, whose dwelling is not which the king nath demanded can. with fesh.

not the wise men, the astrologers, the 12 For this cause the king was inagrians, the soothsayers, shew unto angry and very furious, and com- the king ; manded to destroy all the wise men of 29 But there is a God in heaven that Babylon.

revealeth secrets, and maketh known 13 And the decree went forth that to the king Nebucbadnezzar what the wise men should be slain ; and shall be in the latter days. Thy dream, they sought Daniel and his fellows to and the visions of thy nead upon thy be slain.

bed, are these ; 14 Then Daniel answered with 29 As for thee, o king, thy thoughts counsel and wisdom to Arioch the came into thy mind upon thy bed, captain of the king's guard, wh.ch what should come to pass hercaster ? was gone fortb to slay the wise men of and he that revealeth secrets inaketh Babylon :

known to thee what shall come to 15 He answered and said to Arioch pass. the king's captain, Why is the decree 30 But as for me, this secret is not 50 hasty from the king Then Arioch revealed to me for any wisdom that made the thing known to Daniel. I have more than any living, but for

16 Theo Daniel went in, and desired their sakes that shall make known of the king that he would give him the interpretation to the king, and time, and that he would shew the king that thou mightest know the thought the interpretation.

of thy heart. 17 Then Daniel went to his house, 31 Thou, o king, sawest, and be ard made the thing known to Hana- hold a great image. This great image, niah, Mishael, and Azariah, his com- whose brightness was excellent, stood panions :

before thee; and the form thereof was 18 That they would desire mercies terrible. of the God of heaven concerning this 32 This image's head was of fine secret ; that Daniel and his fellows gold, his breast and his arms of should not perish with the rest of the silver, his belly and his thighs of wise men of Babylon.

brass, 19 9 Then was the secret revealed 33 His legs of iron, his feet part of anto Daniel in a night vision. Then, iron and part of clay. Daniel blessed the God of heaven. 34 Thou sawest till that a stone 80 Daniel answered and said, Bless was *ut out without hauds, wbicba

The dream interpreted. DANIEL. The golden image set up. smote the image upon his feet that and said, of a truth 18 is, that your were of iron and clay, and brake thein God is a God of gods, and a Lord of to pieces.

kings, and a revealer of secrets, seeing 35 Then was the iron, the clay, thou couldest reveal this secret. the brass, the silver, and the gold, 48 Then the king made Daniel a broken to pieces together, and be great man, and gave him many great came like the chaff of the summer gifts, and made him ruler over the threshing-floors ; and the wind car- whole province of Babylon, and chief ried them away, that no place was of the governors over all the wise men found for them and the stone that of Babylon. smote the image became a great moun 49 Then Daniel requested of the iain, and filled the whole earth. king, and he set Shadrach, Mesbach,

36 | This is the dream ; and we will and Abed-nego, over the affairs of the tell the interpretation thereof before province of Babylon : but Daniel sat in the king.

the gate of the king. 37 Thou, o king, art a king of kings: for the God of heaven hath given

CHAP. UL. tbee a kingdom, power, and strength, and glory. 38 And wheresoever the children of NEBUCHADNEZZAR the king made

an image of gold, whose height men dwell, the beasts of the field and was tbreescore cubits, and the breadtb the fowls of the heaven hath he given thereot six cubits: he set it up in the into thine hand, and hath made thee plain of Dura in the province of Babyruler over them all. Thou art this lon. head of gold.

? Then Nebuchadnezzar the king 39 And after thee shall arise another sent to gather together the princes, kingdom inierior to thee, and another the governors, and the captains, the third kingdom of brass, which shall judges, the treasurers, the counsellors, bear rule over all the earth.

the sberiffs, and all the rulers of the 40 And the fourth kingdom shall be provinces, to come to the dedication strong as iron; forasmuch as iron of the image which Nebuchadnezzar breaketh in pieces and subdueth all the king had set up. 1 hings; and as iron that breaketh 3 Then the prices, the governors, all these, shall it break in pieces and and captains, the judges, the treabruise.

surers, the counsellors, the sheritis, 41 And whereas thou sawest the and all the rulers of the provinces, feet and toes, part of potters' clay, were gathered together upto the de and part of iron, the kingdom sbali dication of the image tbat Nebuchadbe divided ; but there shall be in it nezzar the king bad set up; and they of the strength of the iron, forasmuch stood before the image that Nebuchad. as thou sawest the iron mixed with nezzar wad set up. the miry clay,

4 Tben an herald cried aloud, To you 42 And as the toes of the feet were it is commanded, Opeople, Dations, part of iron, and part of clay, so the and languages, kingdon shall be partly strong, and 3 That at what time ye hear the partly broken.

sound of the cornet, flute, harp, sack 43 And whereas thou savest iron but, psaltery, dulcimer, and all kinds mixed with miry clay, they sball o inusic, ye fall down, and worship mingle themselves with the seed of the golden image that Nebuchadnezzar inen: but they shall not cleave one the king hath set up: to another, even as iron is not mixed 6 And whoso ralletb not down and with ciay,

worshippeth shall the same bour be 44 And in the days of these kings cast into the midst of a burning fiery sball the God of heaven set up a furnace. kingdom, which shall never be de 7 Therefore at that time, when all stroyed: and the kingdom shall not the people beard the sound of the corbe left to other people, but it shall net, flute, barp, sackbut, psaltery, and break in pieces and consume all all kinds of music, all the people, the these kingdoms, and it sball stand for nations, and the languages, fell down, evei.

and worshipped the golden image 45 Forasmuch as thou sawest that that Nebuchadnezzar the king bad set the stone was cut out of the moun-up. tain without bands, and that it brake 8 9 Wherefore at that time certain in pieces the iron, the brass, the Chaldeans came near, and accused the clay, the silver, and the gold the Jews. great God hath made known to the 9 They spake and said to the king king what shall come to pass here- Nebuchadnezzar, Oking, live for after and the dream is certain, and ever. the interpretation thereof sure.

10 Thou, o king, hast made a de46 Then the king Nebuchadnez- cree, that every man that sball bear the zar fell upon bis face, and worshipped sourid of the cornet, flute, harp, sackDaniel, and commanded that they but, psaltery, and dulcimer; and all should offer an oblation and sweet kinds of music, shall fall down and odours unto him.

worship the golden image: 7 The king answered unto Daniel, 11 And whose falleth not down, and

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed-nego CHAP. IV. cast into the fiery furnace. worshippetb, that he should be cast | They answered and said unto the atito the midst of a burning fiery furo king, True, o king. Dace.

25 He answered and said, LO, I see 18 There are certain Jews whom four men loose, walking in the midst thou hast set over the affairs of the of the fire, and they have no hurt; province of Babylon, Shadrach, Me- and the form of the fourth is like the sbach, and Abed-nego; these men, son of God. king, have not regarded thee: they 26 Tben Nebuchadnezzar came serve not thy gods, por worship the near to the mouth of the burning fery golden image which thou hast set up. furnace, and spake, and said, sha

13 Then Nebuchadnezzar in his drach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, ye rage and fury coinmanded to bring servants of the most high God, come Shadrach, Mesbach, and Abed-nego forth, and come hidher. Then ShnThen they brought these men before drach, Meshach, and Abed-nego, came the king

forth of tbe midst of the fire. 14 Nebuchadnezzar spake and said 27 And the princes, governors, unto them, Is it true, O Sbadrach, and captains, and the king's counMeshach, and Abed-nego, do not ye sellors, being gathered together, saw serve my gods, nor worship tbe golden these men, upon whose bodies the image which I have set up?

fire had no power, nor was an bair of 13 Now if ye be ready that at what their head singed, neither were their time ye hear the sound of the cornet, coats changed, nor the smeil of fire flute, harp, sackbut, psaltery, and had passed on them. dulcimer, and all kinds of Diusic, ye 99 Then Nebuchadnezzar spake, and fail down and worship the image said, Blessed be the God of Shadrich, which I have made, well: but it ye Mestach, and Abed-nego, who bath worship not, ye shall be cast the same sent his angel, and delivered his serhuur into the midst of a burning fiery vants that trusted in him, and have furnace; and who is that God that changed the king's word, and yielded shall deliver you out of my hands? their bodies, that they might not serve

16 Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed- nor worship any god, except their own nego, answered and said to the king, God. o Nebuchadoezzar, we are not careful 29 Therefore I make a decree, Tbat to answer thee in tbis matter.

every people, pation, and language, 17 If it be so, our God whom we which speak any thing amiss against serve is able to deliver us from the the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and burning fiery furnace, and be will Abed-nego, shall be cut in pieces, and deliver us out of thine band, o king. their houses shall be made a dungbill:

18 But if not, be it known unto because there is no other god that can tbee, o king, that we will not serve deliver after this sort. thy gods, nor worship the golden 30 9 Then the king promoted Sbaimage which thou hast set up. dracb, Mesbach, and Abed-nego, in

19 Then was Nebuchadnezzar full the province of Babylon. of fury, and the form of bis visage

CHAP. iv. was changed against Shadrach,

Me NEBUCHADNEZZAR the king, unto sbach, and Abed-nego : therefore he all people, nations, and languages, spake, and commanded that they that dwell in all the earth ; Peace be should heat the furnace one seven multiplied unto you. times more than it was wont to be ? I thought it good to shew the signs beated.

and wonders that the bigh God hath 20. And be commanded the most wrought toward me. mighty men that were in bis army to 3 How great are his signs! and how bind Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed- migh:y are his wonders ! his kingdom is nego, and to cast them into the burn- an everlasting kingdom, and his domiing fiery furnace.

bion is from generation to generation. 21 Then these men were bound in 4 T 1 Nebuchadnezzar was at rest their coats, their bosen, and their in mine house, and flourishing in my hats, and their other garments, and palace : were cast into the midst of the burn 5 I saw a dream wbich made me ing fiery furnace.

afraid, and the thoughts upon my bed 22 Therefore, because the king's and the visions of my head troubled coinmandinent was urgent, and the me. furnace exceeding hot, the flame of 6 Therefore made 1 a decree to the fire slew those men that took bring in all the wise men of Babylon up Shadrach, Meshach, and Abed- before me, that they raight make nego.

known unto me the interpretation of 23 And these three men, Shadrach, the dream. Mesbach, and Abed-nego, fell down 7 Then came in the magicians, the bound into the midst of the burning astrulogers, the Chaldeans, and the fiery furnace

soothsayers: and I told the dream 24 Then Nebuchadnezzar the king before them ; but they did not make was astonied, and rose up in haste, known unto me the interpretation and spake, and said unto his coun- thereof. sellors, Did not we cast three men 8 But at the last Daniel came in bound' into the midst of the are? before me ; whose name was Belts

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