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1 Then spake Yahweh unto Moses, saying:
2 Speak unto he sans of Israel and take of them one staff each for an ancestral house of all their princes, by their ancestral houses, twelve staves,each mans name, shalt thou write upon his staff;
3 and, Aarons name, shalt thou write upon the staff of Levi,for, one staff, shall there be for the head of their ancestral house.
4 Then shalt thou lay them up in the tent of meeting,before the testimony, where I meet with you.
5 So shall it come to pass, that, the man whom I shall choose, his staff, shall bud,so will I cause to cease from against me the murmurings of the sons of Israel, wherewith they, are murmuring against you.
6 And Moses spake unto the sons of Israel and every one of their princes gave unto him, a staff apiece, for each prince, by their ancestral houses, twelve staves,and the staff of Aaron, was in the midst of their staves.
7 So Moses laid up the staves before Yahweh,in the tent of the testimony.
8 And it came to pass, on the morrow, that Moses entered into the tent of the testimony; and lo! the staff of Aaron for the house of Levi, had budded,yea it had brought forth buds and bloomed blossoms, and borne ripe almonds.
9 So then Moses brought forth all the staves, from before Yahweh, unto all the sons of Israel,and they saw and took, each man his own staff.
10 And Yahweh said unto MosesPut back the rod of Aaron, before the testimony, to be kept as a sign unto such as are perverse,that thou mayest bring to an end their murmurings against me that they die not.
11 Thus did Moses,as Yahweh commanded him, so, did he.
14 And it came to pass, when the people set out from their tents, to cross the Jordan,with the priests, bearing the ark of the covenant before the people,
15 then, as the bearers of the ark came as far as the Jordan, and, the feet of the priests who were bearing the ark, were dipped in the edge of the waters,the Jordan being full over all his banks, all the days of harvest,
16 that the waters which were coming down from above, stoodrose up in one mound, a great way off, by the city Adam, which is beside Zarethan, and, they which were going down to the sea of the waste plain, the salt sea, failedwere cut off,and, the people, passed over, right against Jericho.
17 And the priests who were bearing the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, stood on dry ground, in the midst of the Jordan, with firm footing,while all Israel were passing over on dry ground, until all the nation had made an end of passing over the Jordan.
Return, ye apostate sons, Urgeth Yahweh, for, I, am become your husband,therefore will I take you one of a city, and two of a family, and will bring you to Zion;
and will give you shepherds according to mine own heart,who will feed you with knowledge and discretion.
And it shall come to pass when ye shall be multiplied and become fruitful in the land, in those days, Declareth Yahweh, They shall say no more, The ark of the covenant of Yahweh, Neither shall it come up on the heart, Neither shall they remember it, Neither shall they miss it, Neither shall it be made any more.
10 The men, therefore, did so, and took two milch kine, and fastened them in the waggon,but, their calves, shut they up in the shed.
11 And they put the ark of Yahweh, into the waggon,also the coffer, with the mice of gold, and the likenesses of their tumours.
12 And the kine went straight along the road, on the way to Beth-shemesh, yea, along the main highway, they went, lowing as they went, turning not aside, to the right hand or to the left. And, the lords of the Philistines, went along after them, as far as the bounds of Beth-shemesh.
13 Now, they of Beth-shemesh, were reaping their wheat-harvest in the vale,so they lifted up their eyes, and saw the ark, and rejoiced to meet it.
14 And, the waggon, entered into the field of Joshua, a man of Beth-shemesh, and stood still, there, where also, was a great stone,so they clave into pieces the planks of the waggon, and, the kine, offered they up as an ascending-sacrifice, unto Yahweh.
15 And, the Levites, took down the ark of Yahweh, and the coffer that was with it, wherein were the jewels of gold, and put them upon the great stone,and, the men of Beth-shemesh, caused to go up ascending-offerings and offered sacrifices, that day, unto Yahweh.
And when Moses entered into the tent of meeting, that He might speak with him, then heard he the Voice speaking unto him from off the propitiatory that was upon the ark of the testimony, from between the two cherubim,so He spake unto him.
And Bezaleel made the ark, of acacia wood, two cubits and a half, the length thereof and, a cubit and a half, the breadth thereof, and, a cubit and a half, the height thereof;
And he took and placed the testimony within the ark, and put the staves upon the ark,and placed the propitiatory upon the ark, above;
and brought in the ark into the habitation, and put up the screening veil, and screened over the ark of the testimony,As Yahweh commanded Moses.
So the people shouted, when the horns were blown,yea it came to pass, when the people heard the sound of the horn, that the people shouted with a great shout, and the wall fell down under it, and the people went up into the city every man straight before him, and so they captured the city.
Then spake Yahweh unto Moses, saying
On the first day of the month, in the first month, shalt thou rear the habitation, of the tent of meeting;
and thou shalt put therein, the ark of the testimony,and shalt screen the ark with the veil;
6 Then was the hand of Yahweh heavy against them of Ashdod, and he astounded them,and smote with tumours Ashdod and her bounds.
7 And, when the men of Ashdod saw that, so, it was, then kept they saying, Let not the ark of the God of Israel abide with us, for, hard, is his hand upon us, and upon Dagon our god.
8 So they sent and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines unto them, and saidWhat shall we do with the ark of the God of Israel? And they said: To Gath, let the ark of the God of Israel go round. So they took round the ark of the God of Israel.
9 And so it was, after they had taken it round, then was the hand of Yahweh against the city, with an exceeding great consternation, and he smote the men of the city, from the least, even unto the greatest,and they brake out with tumours.
10 Then sent they the ark of God to Ekron,and so it was, when the ark of God entered Ekron, that the Ekronites made outcry, sayingThey have brought round unto me the ark of the God of Israel, to slay me, and my people!
11 So they sent and gathered together all the lords of the Philistines, and saidSend away the ark of the God of Israel, and restore it to its own place, that it slay not me, and my people. For there had come a deadly consternation, throughout all the city, heavy exceedingly, was the hand of God there.
10 And they shall make an ark of acacia wood,-two cubits and a half, the length thereof and, a cubit and a half, the breadth thereof, and, a cubit and a half, the height thereof.
11 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, within and without, shalt thou overlay it,and thou shalt make thereon a rim of gold, round about.
12 And thou shalt cast for it four rings of gold, and shalt put them on the four feet thereof,even two rings on the one side thereof, and two rings on the other side thereof.
13 And thou shalt make staves, of acacia wood,and shalt overlay them with gold.
14 And thou shalt bring in the staves into the rings, on the sides of the ark,to bear the ark therewith,
15 In the rings of the ark, shall remain the staves,they shall not be removed therefrom.
16 And thou shalt put into the ark,the testimony which I will give unto thee.
17 And thou shalt make a propitiatory, of pure gold,two cubits and a half, the length thereof, and, a cubit and a half, the breadth thereof,
18 And thou shalt make two cherubim of gold,of beaten work, shalt thou make them, out of the two ends of the propitiatory.
19 And make thou one cherub out of this end, and the other cherub out of that end,out of the propitiatory, shall ye make the cherubim upon the two ends thereof.
20 And the cherubim shall be spreading out two wings on highmaking a shelter with their wings over the propitiatory, with their faces one towards the other,towards the propitiatory, shall be the faces of the cherubim.
21 And thou shalt put the propitiatory upon the ark above,and in the ark, shalt thou put the testimony, which I will give unto thee.
1 Now, Jericho, was shut up and barred because of the sons of Israel,none came out and none went in.
2 Then said Yahweh unto Joshua, See, I have delivered, into thy hand, Jericho and her king,the mighty men of valour.
3 So then ye shall compass the city all ye men of war, going round the city, once,thus, shall thou do six days.
4 And, seven priests, shall bear the seven rams horns before the ark, and, on the seventh day, shall ye compass the city seven times,and, the priests, shall blow with the horns.
5 And it shall come to pass, when the rams horn soundeth, when ye hear the sound of the horn, that all the people shall shout with a great shout,and then shall the wall of the city fall down under it, and the people shall go up, every man straight before him.
6 Then called Joshua son of Nun unto the priests, and said unto them, Bear ye the ark of the covenant,and let, seven priest, bear seven rams horns, before the ark of Yahweh.
7 Then said he unto the people, Pass on and compass the city,and let, the armed host, pass on before the ark of Yahweh.
And I will meet with thee there, and will speak with thee from off the propitiatory, from between the two cherubim, which are upon the ark of the testimony,whatsoever I may give thee in charge, for toe sons of Israel.
33 So then they went forward, from the mountain of Yahweh, a journey of three days,and the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, was going before them a journey of three days, to search out for them a resting-place,
34 And the cloud of Yahweh, was over them by day,when they set forward out of the camp.
35 And it came to pass when the ark set forward, that Moses said: Arise, O Yahweh! and scattered be thy foes, Let them that hate thee flee before thee;
36 But when it rested, he said,Return, O Yahweh! unto the myriads of the thousands of Israel.
And it came to pass, when the priests who were bearing the ark of the covenant of Yahweh came up out of the midst of the Jordan, and the soles of the feet of the priests were withdrawn unto the dry ground, then returned the waters of the Jordan unto their place, and went, as before, over all his banks.
1 Then, did Solomon call together the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, chiefs of the fathers of the sons of Israel, unto King Solomon in Jerusalem,that they might bring up the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, out of the city of David, the same is Zion.
2 So all the men of Israel came together unto King Solomon, in the month of steady flowings, at the festival,the same is the seventh month.
3 And all the elders of Israel came in,and the priests took up the ark;
4 and they brought up the ark of Yahweh, and the Tent of Meeting, and all the hallowed vessels that were in the tent,yea, the priests and the Levites, did bring them up.
5 And, King Solomon, and all the assembly of Israel who had assembled themselves unto him, were with him, before the ark,sacrificing sheep and oxen, which could neither be recorded nor counted, for multitude.
6 So the priests brought in the ark of the covenant of Yahweh into its place, into the shrine of the house, into the holy of holies,under the wings of the cherubim.
7 For, the cherubim, were spreading forth their two wings, over the place of the ark,and the cherubim made a covering over the ark and over the staves thereof, above.
8 And they drew out the staves, and the heads of the staves were seen from the holy place, in front of the shrine, although they were not seen on the outside,and they have remained there until this day.
9 There was nothing in the ark, save the two tables of stone, which Moses deposited there in Horeb,the tables of the covenant which Yahweh solemnised with the sons of Israel, when they came forth out of the land of Egypt.
10 And so it was, when the priests came forth out of the holy place, that, a cloud, filled the house of Yahweh;
11 so that the priests could not stand to minister, because of the cloud,for, the glory of Yahweh, filled, the house of Yahweh.
And it came to pass, that the ark of Yahweh was in the country of the Philistines, seven months.
Then called the Philistines for the priests and for the diviners, saying, What shall we do with the ark of Yahweh? Let us know, wherewith we shall send it to its own place.
And they saidIf ye are going to send away the ark of the God of Israel, do not send it away, empty, but ye must, surely return, to him, a guilt-offering,then, shall ye be healed, and it shall be known to you, wherefore his hand would not turn away from you.
2 And the Philistines set themselves in array to meet Israel, and, when the battle spread, then was Israel smitten before the Philistines,and there were slain of the army in the field about four thousand men.
3 And, when the people came into the camp, the elders of Israel said, Wherefore hath Yahweh smitten us to-day, before the Philistines? Let us fetch unto us, out of Shiloh, the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, that, when it cometh into our midst, it may save us out of the hand of our enemies.
4 So the people sent to Shiloh, and bare from thence the ark of the covenant of Yahweh of hosts, who inhabiteth the cherubim,and, there, were the two sons of Eli, with the ark of the covenant of God, namely, Hophni and Phinehas.
5 And so it was, when the ark of the covenant of Yahweh came into the camp, that all Israel brake out into a loud shout of joy,so that the earth rang again.
6 And, when the Philistines heard the noise of the shout, they saidWhat meaneth the noise of this loud shout of joy in the camp of the Hebrews? And they learned that, the ark of Yahweh, had come into the camp.
7 And the Philistines were afraid, for they saidGod hath come into the camp. And they saidWoe to us! for there hath not happened the like of this, heretofore.
8 Woe to us! Who shall rescue us out of the hand of these majestic gods? These, are the gods, who smote the Egyptians with all manner of smiting in the desert!
9 Take courage, and quit yourselves like men, ye Philistines, lest ye come into bondage to the Hebrews, as they have been in bondage unto you,therefore must ye quit yourselves like men, and fight.
10 So the Philistines fought, and Israel was smitten, and they fled every man to his home; and the slaughter became exceeding great,and there fell of Israelthirty thousand footmen.
11 And, the ark of God, was taken,and, the two sons of Eli, were slain, Hophni and Phinehas.
And the sanctuary of God which is in heaven, was opened, and the ark of his covenant in his sanctuary, appeared, and there came to be lightnings, and voices, and thunderings, and an earthquake, and great hail.
Then came the men of Kiriath-jearim and fetched up the ark of Yahweh, and brought it into the house of Abinadab, in the hill,and, Eleazar his son, hallowed they, to guard the ark of Yahweh.
And so it was, that, from the day the ark came to dwell in Kiriath-jearim, the days multiplied, and became twenty years,and all the house of Israel went mourning after Yahweh.
12 And it was told King David, saying, Yahweh hath blessed the household of Obed-edom, and all that he hath, because of the ark of God. David therefore went and brought up the ark of God, out of the house of Obed-edom, unto the city of David, with rejoicing.
13 And so it was that, when they who bare the ark of Yahweh had stepped forward six paces, he sacrificed an ox and a heifer.
14 And, David, was dancing with all boldness before Yahweh,David, being girt with an ephod of linen.
15 So, David and all the house of Israel, were bringing up the ark of Yahweh,with triumphant shoutings, and with the sound of a horn.
1 the first, indeed, therefore, used to have righteous appointments of divine service, even the holy ritual well arranged.
2 For a tent was prepared, the first, in which were both the lampstand and the table and the setting forth of the loaves,the which is called the Holy place;
3 But, after the second veil, a tent, that which is called Most Holy:
4 Having a golden altar of incense, and the ark of the covenant covered around on every side with gold, in which was a golden jar holding the manna, and the rod of Aaron that sprouted, and the tables of the covenant;
5 But, over-above it, Cherubim of glory overshadowing the propitiatory:concerning which things, it is not now to be speaking, particularly.