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Numbers 27 / Basic English

1. Then the daughters of Zelophehad, the son of Hepher, the son of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of Manasseh, the son of Joseph, came forward: their names are Mahlah, Noah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Tirzah.
2. They came before Moses and Eleazar the priest and the chiefs and all the people at the door of the Tent of meeting, and said,
3. Death overtook our father in the waste land; he was not among those who were banded together with Korah against the Lord; but death came to him in his sin; and he had no sons.
4. Why is the name of our father to be taken away from among his family, because he had no son? Give us a heritage among our father's brothers.
5. So Moses put their cause before the Lord.
6. And the Lord said to Moses,
7. What the daughters of Zelophehad say is right: certainly you are to give them a heritage among their father's brothers: and let the property which would have been their father's go to them.
8. And say to the children of Israel, If a man has no son at the time of his death, let his heritage go to his daughter.
9. And if he has no daughter, then give his heritage to his brothers.
10. And if he has no brothers, then give his heritage to his father's brothers.
11. And if his father has no brothers, then give it to his nearest relation in the family, as his heritage: this is to be a decision made by law for the children of Israel, as the Lord gave orders to Moses.
12. And the Lord said to Moses, Go up into this mountain of Abarim so that you may see the land which I have given to the children of Israel.
13. And when you have seen it, you will be put to rest with your people, as your brother Aaron was:
14. Because in the waste land of Zin, when the people were angry, you and he went against my word and did not keep my name holy before their eyes, at the waters. (These are the waters of Meribah in Kadesh in the waste land of Zin.)
15. Then Moses said to the Lord,
16. Let the Lord, the God of the spirits of all flesh, put a man at the head of this people,
17. To go out and come in before them and be their guide; so that the people of the Lord may not be like sheep without a keeper.
18. And the Lord said to Moses, Take Joshua, the son of Nun, a man in whom is the spirit, and put your hand on him;
19. And take him before Eleazar the priest and all the meeting of the people, and give him his orders before their eyes.
20. And put your honour on him, so that all the children of Israel may be under his authority.
21. He will take his place before Eleazar the priest, so that he may get directions from the Lord for him, with the Urim: at his word they will go out, and at his word they will come in, he and all the children of Israel.
22. So Moses did as the Lord said: he took Joshua and put him before Eleazar the priest and the meeting of the people:
23. And he put his hands on him and gave him his orders, as the Lord had said by Moses.
Numbers 28 / Basic English

1. And the Lord said to Moses,
2. Give orders to the children of Israel and say to them, Let it be your care to give me my offerings at their regular times, the food of the offerings made by fire to me for a sweet smell.
3. Say to them, This is the offering made by fire which you are to give to the Lord; he-lambs of the first year without any mark, two every day as a regular burned offering.
4. Let one be offered in the morning, and the other at evening;
5. And the tenth part of an ephah of the best meal for a meal offering mixed with the fourth part of a hin of clear oil.
6. It is a regular burned offering, as it was ordered in Mount Sinai, for a sweet smell, an offering made by fire to the Lord.
7. And for its drink offering take the fourth part of a hin for one lamb: in the holy place let the wine be drained out for a drink offering for the Lord.
8. Let the other lamb be offered at evening; like the meal offering of the morning and its drink offering, let it be offered as an offering made by fire for a sweet smell to the Lord.
9. And on the Sabbath day, two he-lambs of the first year, without any mark, and two tenth parts of the best meal for a meal offering mixed with oil, and its drink offering:
10. This is the burned offering for every Sabbath day, in addition to the regular burned offering, and its drink offering.
11. And on the first day of every month you are to give a burned offering to the Lord; two oxen, one male sheep, and seven he-lambs of the first year, without any mark;
12. And three tenth parts of the best meal for a meal offering mixed with oil, for every ox; and two tenth parts of the best meal for a meal offering mixed with oil, for the one sheep;
13. And a separate tenth part of the best meal mixed with oil for a meal offering for every lamb; for a burned offering of a sweet smell, an offering made by fire to the Lord.
14. And their drink offerings are to be half a hin of wine for an ox, and the third part of a hin for a male sheep, and the fourth part of a hin for a lamb: this is the burned offering for every month through all the months of the year.
15. And one he-goat for a sin-offering to the Lord; it is to be offered in addition to the regular burned offering and its drink offering.
16. And in the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month, is the Lord's Passover.
17. On the fifteenth day of this month there is to be a feast; for seven days let your food be unleavened cakes.
18. On the first day there is to be a holy meeting: you may do no sort of field-work:
19. And you are to give an offering made by fire, a burned offering to the Lord; two oxen, one male sheep, and seven he-lambs of the first year, without any mark:
20. And their meal offering, the best meal mixed with oil: let three tenth parts of an ephah be offered for an ox and two tenth parts for a male sheep;
21. And a separate tenth part for every one of the seven lambs;
22. And one he-goat for a sin-offering to take away your sin.
23. These are to be offered in addition to the morning burned offering, which is a regular burned offering at all times.
24. In this way, every day for seven days, give the food of the offering made by fire, a sweet smell to the Lord: it is to be offered in addition to the regular burned offering, and its drink offering.
25. Then on the seventh day there will be a holy meeting; you may do no field-work.
26. And at the time of the first-fruits, when you give an offering of new meal to the Lord at your feast of weeks, there is to be a holy meeting: you may do no field-work:
27. And give a burned offering for a sweet smell to the Lord; two oxen, one male sheep, and seven he-lambs of the first year;
28. And their meal offering, the best meal mixed with oil, three tenth parts for an ox, two tenth parts for a male sheep,
29. And a separate tenth part for every one of the seven lambs;
30. And one he-goat to take away your sin.
31. These are in addition to the regular burned offering and its meal offering; take care that they are without any mark, and let them be offered with their drink offerings.
Psalms 67 / Basic English

1. <To the chief music-maker. With corded instruments. A Psalm. A Song.> May God give us mercy and blessing, and let the light of his face be shining on us; (Selah.)
2. So that men may see your way on the earth, and your salvation among all nations.
3. Let the peoples give you praise, O God; let all the peoples give you praise.
4. O let the nations be glad, and make song of joy; for you will be the judge of the peoples in righteousness, guiding the nations of the earth. (Selah.)
5. Let the peoples give you praise, O God; let all the peoples give you praise.
6. The earth has given her increase; and God, even our God, will give us his blessing.
7. God will give us his blessing; so let all the ends of the earth be in fear of him.
Psalms 68 / Basic English

1. <To the chief music-maker. Of David. A Psalm. A Song.> Let God be seen, and let his haters be put to flight; let those who are against him be turned back before him.
2. Let them be like smoke before the driving wind; as wax turning soft before the fire, so let them come to an end before the power of God.
3. But let the upright be glad; let them have delight before God; let them be full of joy.
4. Make songs to God, make songs of praise to his name; make a way for him who comes through the waste lands; his name is Jah; be glad before him.
5. A father to those who have no father, a judge of the widows, is God in his holy place.
6. Those who are without friends, God puts in families; he makes free those who are in chains; but those who are turned away from him are given a dry land.
7. O God, when you went out before your people, wandering through the waste land; (Selah.)
8. The earth was shaking and the heavens were streaming, because God was present; even Sinai itself was moved before God, the God of Israel.
9. You, O God, did freely send the rain, giving strength to the weariness of your heritage.
10. Those whose resting-place was there, even the poor, were comforted by your good things, O God.
11. The Lord gives the word; great is the number of the women who make it public.
12. Kings of armies quickly go in flight: and the women in the houses make a division of their goods.
13. Will you take your rest among the flocks? like the wings of a dove covered with silver, and its feathers with yellow gold.
14. When the Most High put the kings to flight, it was as white as snow in Salmon.
15. A hill of God is the hill of Bashan; a hill with high tops is the hill of Bashan.
16. Why are you looking with envy, you high hills, on the hill desired by God as his resting-place? truly, God will make it his house for ever.
17. The war-carriage of God is among Israel's thousands; the Lord has come from Sinai to the holy place.
18. You have gone up on high, taking your prisoners with you; you have taken offerings from men; the Lord God has taken his place on the seat of his power.
19. Praise be to the Lord, who is our support day by day, even the God of our salvation. (Selah.)
20. Our God is for us a God of salvation; his are the ways out of death.
21. The heads of the haters of God will be crushed; even the head of him who still goes on in his evil ways.
22. The Lord said, I will make them come back from Bashan, and from the deep parts of the sea;
23. So that your foot may be red with blood, and the tongues of your dogs with the same.
24. We see your going, O God: even the going of my God, my King, into the holy place.
25. The makers of songs go before, the players of music come after, among the young girls playing on brass instruments.
26. Give praise to God in the great meeting; even the Lord, you who come from the fountain of Israel.
27. There is little Benjamin ruling them, the chiefs of Judah and their army, the rulers of Zebulun and the rulers of Naphtali.
28. O God, send out your strength; the strength, O God, with which you have done great things for us,
29. Out of your Temple in Jerusalem.
30. Say sharp words to the beast among the water-plants, the band of strong ones, with the lords of the peoples, put an end to the people whose delight is in war.
31. Kings will give you offerings, they will come out of Egypt; from Pathros will come offerings of silver; Ethiopia will be stretching out her hands to God.
32. Make songs to God, you kingdoms of the earth; O make songs of praise to the Lord; (Selah.)
33. To him who goes or the clouds of heaven, the heaven which was from earliest times; he sends out his voice of power.
34. Make clear that strength is God's: he is lifted up over Israel, and his power is in the clouds.
35. O God, you are to be feared in your holy place: the God of Israel gives strength and power to his people. Praise be to God.