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Numbers 2 / Basic English

1. And the Lord said to Moses and Aaron,
2. The children of Israel are to put up their tents in the order of their families, by the flags of their fathers' houses, facing the Tent of meeting on every side.
3. Those whose tents are on the east side, looking to the dawn, will be round the flag of the children of Judah, with Nahshon, the son of Amminadab, as their chief.
4. The number of his army was seventy-four thousand, six hundred.
5. And nearest to him will be the tribe of Issachar, with Nethanel, the son of Zuar, as their chief.
6. The number of his army was fifty-four thousand, four hundred.
7. After him, the tribe of Zebulun, with Eliab, the son of Helon, as their chief.
8. The number of his army was fifty-seven thousand, four hundred.
9. The number of all the armies of Judah was a hundred and eighty-six thousand, four hundred. They go forward first.
10. On the south side is the flag of the children of Reuben, in the order of their armies, with Elizur, the son of Shedeur, as their chief.
11. The number of his army was forty-six thousand, five hundred.
12. And nearest to him, the tribe of Simeon, with Shelumiel, the son of Zurishaddai, as their chief.
13. The number of his army was fifty-nine thousand, three hundred.
14. Then the tribe of Gad, with Eliasaph, son of Reuel, as their chief.
15. The number of his army was forty-five thousand, six hundred and fifty.
16. The number of all the armies of Reuben together came to a hundred and fifty-one thousand, four hundred and fifty. They go forward second.
17. Then the Tent of meeting is to go forward, with the tents of the Levites, in the middle of the armies; in the same order as their tents are placed, they are to go forward, every man under his flag.
18. On the west side will be the flag of the children of Ephraim, with Elishama, the son of Ammihud, as their chief.
19. The number of his army was forty thousand, five hundred.
20. And by him the tribe of Manasseh with Gamaliel, the son of Pedahzur, as their chief.
21. The number of his army was thirty-two thousand, two hundred.
22. Then the tribe of Benjamin, with Abidan, the son of Gideoni, as their chief.
23. The number of his army was thirty-five thousand, four hundred.
24. The number of all the armies of Ephraim was a hundred and eight thousand, one hundred. They go forward third.
25. On the north side will be the flag of the children of Dan, with Ahiezer, the son of Ammishaddai, as their chief.
26. The number of his army was sixty-two thousand, seven hundred.
27. Nearest to him will be the tribe of Asher, with Pagiel, the son of Ochran, as their chief.
28. The number of his army was forty-one thousand, five hundred;
29. Then the tribe of Naphtali, with Ahira, the son of Enan, as their chief.
30. The number of his army was fifty-three thousand, four hundred.
31. The number of all the armies in the tents of Dan was a hundred and fifty-seven thousand, six hundred. They will go forward last, by their flags.
32. These are all who were numbered of the children of Israel, in the order of their fathers' families: all the armies in their tents together came to six hundred and three thousand, five hundred and fifty.
33. But the Levites were not numbered among the children of Israel, as the Lord said to Moses.
34. So the children of Israel did as the Lord said to Moses, so they put up their tents by their flags, and they went forward in the same order, by their families, and by their fathers' houses.
Numbers 3 / Basic English

1. Now these are the generations of Aaron and Moses, in the day when the word of the Lord came to Moses on Mount Sinai.
2. These are the names of the sons of Aaron: Nadab the oldest, and Abihu, Eleazar, and Ithamar.
3. These are the names of the sons of Aaron, the priests, on whom the holy oil was put, who were marked out as priests.
4. And Nadab and Abihu were put to death before the Lord when they made an offering of strange fire before the Lord, in the waste land of Sinai, and they had no children: and Eleazar and Ithamar did the work of priests before Aaron their father.
5. And the Lord said to Moses,
6. Make the tribe of Levi come near, and put them before Aaron the priest, to be his helpers,
7. In order that they may be responsible to him and to all Israel for the care of the Tent of meeting, and to do the work of the House;
8. And they will have the care of all the vessels of the Tent of meeting, and will do for the children of Israel all the necessary work of the House.
9. Give the Levites to Aaron and his sons; so that they may be his without question from among the children of Israel.
10. And give orders that Aaron and his sons are to keep their place as priests; any strange person who comes near is to be put to death.
11. And the Lord said to Moses,
12. See, I have taken the Levites out of the children of Israel to be mine in place of the first sons of the children of Israel;
13. For all the first sons are mine; on the day when I put to death all the first sons in the land of Egypt, I took for myself every first male birth of man and beast. They are mine; I am the Lord.
14. And the Lord said to Moses in the waste land of Sinai,
15. Let all the children of Levi be numbered by their families and their fathers' houses; let every male of a month old and over be numbered.
16. So Moses did as the Lord said, numbering them as he had been ordered.
17. These were the sons of Levi by name: Gershon and Kohath and Merari.
18. And these are the names of the sons of Gershon, by their families: Libni and Shimei.
19. And the sons of Kohath, by their families: Amram and Izhar and Hebron and Uzziel.
20. And the sons of Merari by their families: Mahli and Mushi. These are the families of the Levites in the order of their fathers' houses.
21. From Gershon come the Libnites and the Shimeites; these are the families of the Gershonites.
22. Those who were numbered of them, the males from one month old and over, were seven thousand, five hundred.
23. The tents of the Gershonites are to be placed at the back of the House, to the west.
24. The chief of the Gershonites is Eliasaph, the son of Lael.
25. In the Tent of meeting, the Gershonites are to have the care of the House, and the Tent with its cover, and the veil for the door of the Tent of meeting,
26. And the hangings for the open space round the House and the altar, and the curtain for its doorway, and all the cords needed for its use.
27. From Kohath come the Amramites and the Izharites and the Hebronites and the Uzzielites; these are the families of the Kohathites.
28. Those who were numbered of them, the males from one month old and over, were eight thousand, six hundred, who were responsible for the care of the holy place.
29. The tents of the Kohathites are to be placed on the south side of the House.
30. Their chief is Elizaphan, the son of Uzziel.
31. In their care are the ark, and the table, and the lights, and the altars, and all the vessels used in the holy place, and the veil, and all they are used for.
32. Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, will be head over all the Levites and overseer of those responsible for the care of the holy place.
33. From Merari come the Mahlites and the Mushites; these are the families of Merari.
34. Those who were numbered of them, the males of a month old and over, were six thousand, two hundred.
35. The chief of the families of Merari was Zuriel, the son of Abihail: their tents are to be placed on the north side of the House.
36. And in their care are to be all the boards of the Tent, with their rods and pillars and bases, and all the instruments, and all they are used for,
37. And the pillars of the open space round it, with their bases and nails and cords.
38. And those whose tents are to be placed on the east side of the House in front of the Tent of meeting, looking to the dawn, are Moses and Aaron and his sons, who will do the work of the holy place for the children of Israel; and any strange person who comes near will be put to death.
39. All the Levites numbered by Moses and Aaron at the order of the Lord, all the males of one month old and over numbered in the order of their families, were twenty-two thousand.
40. And the Lord said to Moses, Let all the first male children be numbered, and take the number of their names.
41. And give to me the Levites (I am the Lord) in place of the first sons of the children of Israel; and the cattle of the Levites in place of the first births among the cattle of the children of Israel.
42. So Moses had all the first sons among the children of Israel numbered, as the Lord said to him.
43. Every first son from a month old and over was numbered by name, and the number came to twenty-two thousand, two hundred and seventy-three.
44. And the Lord said to Moses,
45. Take the Levites in place of all the first sons of the children of Israel, and the cattle of the Levites in place of their cattle; the Levites are to be mine; I am the Lord.
46. And the price you have to give for the two hundred and seventy-three first sons of the children of Israel which are in addition to the number of the Levites,
47. Will be five shekels for every one, by the scale of the holy place (the shekel is twenty gerahs);
48. And this money, the price of those over the number of the Levites, is to be given to Aaron and his sons.
49. So Moses took the money, the price of those whose place had not been taken by the Levites;
50. From the first sons of Israel he took it, a thousand, three hundred and sixty-five shekels, by the scale of the holy place;
51. And he gave the money to Aaron and his sons, as the Lord had said.
Mark 11 / Basic English

1. And when they came near to Jerusalem, to Beth-phage and Bethany, at the Mountain of Olives, he sent two of his disciples,
2. And said to them, Go into the little town opposite: and when you come to it, you will see a young ass with a cord round his neck, on which no man has ever been seated; let him loose, and come back with him.
3. And if anyone says to you, Why are you doing this? say, The Lord has need of him and will send him back straight away.
4. And they went away and saw a young ass by the door outside in the open street; and they were getting him loose.
5. And some of those who were there said to them, What are you doing, taking the ass?
6. And they said to them the words which Jesus had said; and they let them go.
7. And they took the young ass to Jesus, and put their clothing on him, and he got on his back.
8. And a great number put down their clothing in the way; and others put down branches which they had taken from the fields.
9. And those who went in front, and those who came after, were crying, Glory: A blessing on him who comes in the name of the Lord:
10. A blessing on the coming kingdom of our father David: Glory in the highest.
11. And he went into Jerusalem into the Temple; and after looking round about on all things, it being now evening, he went out to Bethany with the twelve.
12. And on the day after, when they had come out from Bethany, he was in need of food.
13. And seeing a fig-tree in the distance with leaves, he went to see if by chance it had anything on it: and when he came to it, he saw nothing but leaves, for it was not the time for the fruit.
14. And he said to it, Let no man take fruit from you for ever. And his disciples took note of his words.
15. And they came to Jerusalem; and he went into the Temple, and sent out those who were trading there, overturning the tables of the money-changers and the seats of those who were offering doves for money;
16. And he would not let any man take a vessel through the Temple.
17. And he gave them teaching, and said to them, Is it not in the Writings, My house is to be named a house of prayer for all the nations? but you have made it a hole of thieves.
18. And it came to the ears of the chief priests and scribes, and they took thought how they might put him to death; being in fear of him, because all the people were full of wonder at his teaching.
19. And every evening he went out of the town.
20. And when they were going by in the morning, they saw the fig-tree dead from the roots.
21. And Peter, having a memory of it, said to him, Master, see, the tree which was cursed by you is dead.
22. And Jesus, answering, said to them, Have God's faith.
23. Truly I say to you, Whoever says to this mountain, Be taken up and be put into the sea; and has no doubt in his heart, but has faith that what he says will come about, he will have his desire.
24. For this reason I say to you, Whatever you make a request for in prayer, have faith that it has been given to you, and you will have it.
25. And whenever you make a prayer, let there be forgiveness in your hearts, if you have anything against anyone; so that you may have forgiveness for your sins from your Father who is in heaven.
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27. And they came again to Jerusalem: and while he was walking in the Temple, there came to him the chief priests and the scribes and those in authority:
28. And they said to him, By what authority do you do these things? or who gave you authority to do these things?
29. And Jesus said to them, I will put to you one question; give me an answer, and I will say by what authority I do these things.
30. The baptism of John, was it from heaven or from men? give me an answer.
31. And they gave thought to it among themselves, saying, If we say, From heaven; he will say, Why then did you not have faith in him?
32. But if we say, From men--they were in fear of the people, because all took John to be truly a prophet.
33. And they said in answer to Jesus, We have no idea. And Jesus said to them, And I will not say to you by what authority I do these things.