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Numbers 36 / Basic English

1. Now the heads of the families of the children of Gilead, the son of Machir, the son of Manasseh, of the families of the sons of Joseph, came to Moses, the chiefs and the heads of families of the children of Israel being present,
2. And said, The Lord gave orders to my lord to make distribution of the land as their heritage to the children of Israel: and my lord was ordered by the Lord to give the heritage of Zelophehad, our brother, to his daughters.
3. Now if they get married to any of the sons of other tribes of the children of Israel, then their property will be taken away from the heritage of our fathers, and become part of the heritage of the tribe into which they get married: and their heritage will be taken away from the heritage of our tribe.
4. And at the time of the Jubilee of the children of Israel, their property will be joined to the heritage of the tribe of which they are part and will be taken away from the heritage of the tribe of our fathers.
5. So by the direction of the Lord, Moses gave orders to the children of Israel, saying, What the tribe of the sons of Joseph have said is right.
6. This is the order of the Lord about the daughters of Zelophehad: The Lord says, Let them take as their husbands whoever is most pleasing to them, but only among the family of their father's tribe.
7. And so no property will be handed from tribe to tribe among the children of Israel; but every one of the children of Israel will keep the heritage of his father's tribe.
8. And every daughter owning property in any tribe of the children of Israel is to be married to one of the family of her father's tribe, so that every man of the children of Israel may keep the heritage of his fathers.
9. And no property will be handed from one tribe to another, but every tribe of the children of Israel will keep its heritage.
10. So the daughters of Zelophehad did as the Lord gave orders to Moses:
11. For Mahlah, Tirzah, and Hoglah, and Milcah, and Noah, the daughters of Zelophehad, took as their husbands the sons of their father's brothers:
12. And were married into the families of the sons of Manasseh, the son of Joseph, and their property was kept in the tribe of their father's family
13. These are the laws and the orders which the Lord gave to the children of Israel by Moses, in the lowlands of Moab by Jordan at Jericho.
Deuteronomy 1 / Basic English

1. These are the words which Moses said to all Israel on the far side of Jordan, in the waste land in the Arabah opposite Suph, between Paran on the one side, and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth, and Dizahab on the other.
2. It is eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of Mount Seir to Kadesh-barnea.
3. Now in the fortieth year, on the first day of the eleventh month, Moses gave to the children of Israel all the orders which the Lord had given him for them;
4. After he had overcome Sihon, king of the Amorites, ruling in Heshbon, and Og, king of Bashan, ruling in Ashtaroth, at Edrei:
5. On the far side of Jordan in the land of Moab, Moses gave the people this law, saying,
6. The Lord our God said to us in Horeb, You have been long enough in this mountain:
7. Make a move now, and go on your way into the hill-country of the Amorites and the places near it, in the Arabah and the hill-country and in the lowlands and in the South and by the seaside, all the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates.
8. See, all the land is before you: go in and take for yourselves the land which the Lord gave by an oath to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, and to their seed after them.
9. At that time I said to you, I am not able to undertake the care of you by myself;
10. The Lord your God has given you increase, and now you are like the stars of heaven in number.
11. May the Lord, the God of your fathers, make you a thousand times greater in number than you are, and give you his blessing as he has said!
12. How is it possible for me by myself to be responsible for you, and undertake the weight of all your troubles and your arguments?
13. Take for yourselves men who are wise, far-seeing, and respected among you, from your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.
14. And you made answer and said to me, It is good for us to do as you say.
15. So I took the heads of your tribes, wise men and respected, and made them rulers over you, captains of thousands and captains of hundreds and captains of fifties and captains of tens, and overseers of your tribes.
16. And at that time I gave orders to your judges, saying, Let all questions between your brothers come before you for hearing, and give decisions uprightly between a man and his brother or one from another nation who is with him.
17. In judging, do not let a man's position have any weight with you; give hearing equally to small and great; have no fear of any man, for it is God who is judge: and any cause in which you are not able to give a decision, you are to put before me and I will give it a hearing.
18. And at that time I gave you all the orders which you were to do.
19. Then we went on from Horeb, through all that great and cruel waste which you saw, on our way to the hill-country of the Amorites, as the Lord gave us orders; and we came to Kadesh-barnea.
20. And I said to you, You have come to the hill-country of the Amorites, which the Lord our God is giving us.
21. See now, the Lord your God has put the land into your hands: go up and take it, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has said to you; have no fear and do not be troubled.
22. And you came near to me, every one of you, and said, Let us send men before us to go through the land with care and give us an account of the way we are to go and the towns to which we will come.
23. And what you said seemed good to me, and I took twelve men from among you, one from every tribe;
24. And they went up into the hill-country and came to the valley of Eshcol, and saw what was there.
25. And taking in their hands some of the fruit of the land, they came down again to us, and gave us their account, saying, It is a good land which the Lord our God is giving us.
26. But going against the order of the Lord your God, you would not go up:
27. And you made an angry outcry in your tents, and said, In his hate for us the Lord has taken us out of the land of Egypt, to give us up into the hands of the Amorites for our destruction.
28. Where are we going up? Our brothers have made our hearts feeble with fear by saying, The people are greater and taller than we are, and the towns are great and walled up to heaven; and more than this, we have seen the sons of the Anakim there.
29. Then I said to you, Have no fear of them.
30. The Lord your God who goes before you will be fighting for you, and will do such wonders as he did for you in Egypt before your eyes;
31. And in the waste land, where you have seen how the Lord was supporting you, as a man does his son, in all your journeying till you came to this place.
32. But for all this, you had no faith in the Lord your God,
33. Who goes before you on your way, looking for a place where you may put up your tents, in fire by night, lighting up the way you are to go, and in a cloud by day.
34. And the Lord, hearing your words, was angry, and said with an oath,
35. Truly, not one of this evil generation will see that good land which I said I would give to your fathers,
36. But only Caleb, the son of Jephunneh, he will see it; and to him and to his children I will give the land over which his feet have gone, because he has been true to the Lord with all his heart.
37. And, in addition, the Lord was angry with me because of you, saying, You yourself will not go into it:
38. Joshua, the son of Nun, your servant, he will go into the land: say to him that he is to be strong, for he will be Israel's guide into their heritage.
39. And your little ones, who, you said, would come into strange hands, your children, who now have no knowledge of good or evil, they will go into that land, and to them I will give it and it will be theirs.
40. But as for you, go back, journeying into the waste land by the way of the Red Sea.
41. Then you said to me, We have done evil against the Lord, we will go up to the attack, as the Lord our God has given us orders. And arming yourselves every one, you made ready to go up without care into the hill-country.
42. And the Lord said to me, Say to them, Do not go up to the attack; for I am not among you, and you will be overcome by those who are against you.
43. This I said to you, but you gave no attention and went against the orders of the Lord, and in your pride went up into the hill-country.
44. And the Amorites who were in the hill-country came out against you and put you to flight, rushing after you like bees, and overcame you in Seir, driving you even as far as Hormah.
45. And you came back, weeping before the Lord; but the Lord gave no attention to your cries and did not give ear to you.
46. So you were kept waiting in Kadesh for a long time.
Psalms 75 / Basic English

1. <To the chief music-maker; put to Al-tashheth. A Psalm. Of Asaph. A Song.> To you, O God, we give praise, to you we give praise: and those who give honour to your name make clear your works of power.
2. When the right time has come, I will be the judge in righteousness.
3. When the earth and all its people become feeble, I am the support of its pillars. (Selah.)
4. I say to the men of pride, Let your pride be gone: and to the sinners, Let not your horn be lifted up.
5. Let not your horn be lifted up: let no more words of pride come from your outstretched necks.
6. For honour does not come from the east, or from the west, or uplifting from the south;
7. But God is the judge, putting down one, and lifting up another.
8. For in the hand of the Lord is a cup, and the wine is red; it is well mixed, overflowing from his hand: he will make all the sinners of the earth take of it, even to the last drop.
9. But I will ever be full of joy, making songs of praise to the God of Jacob.
10. By him will all the horns of the sinners be cut off; but the horns of the upright will be lifted up.
Psalms 76 / Basic English

1. <To the chief music-maker; put to Neginoth. A Psalm. Of Asaph. A Song.>
2. In Salem is his tent, his resting-place in Zion.
3. There were the arrows of the bow broken, there he put an end to body-cover, sword, and fight. (Selah.)
4. You are shining and full of glory, more than the eternal mountains.
5. Gone is the wealth of the strong, their last sleep has overcome them; the men of war have become feeble.
6. At the voice of your wrath, O God of Jacob, deep sleep has overcome carriage and horse.
7. You, you are to be feared; who may keep his place before you in the time of your wrath?
8. From heaven you gave your decision; the earth, in its fear, gave no sound,
9. When God took his place as judge, for the salvation of the poor on the earth. (Selah.)
10. The ... will give you praise; the rest of ...
11. Give to the Lord your God what is his by right; let all who are round him give offerings to him who is to be feared.
12. He puts an end to the wrath of rulers; he is feared by the kings of the earth.