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4 Q. How did God punish them for the Golden Calf?

A. The Children of Levi were commanded to Atheir Brethren, and they new three thousand of the Children of Israel, Exod. xxxii. 27, 28.

5 Q What was another of their remarkable Sins?

A. In the next Stage. after Sinai, they lothed the Manna which God sent them, and murmured for Want of Flesh, Numb. xi. 4. : 6 Q: How was this Murmuring punished ?

A God gave them the Flesh of Quails in Abundance, and sent the Plague with it, Numb. xi. 31, 33.

7 Q: What was their third remarkable Sin?

A. Being discouraged by the Spies who fearched out the Land of Canaan, and brought an ill Re. port of that promised Land, they were for making a Captain to return to Egypt, Numb. xxii. 32. and chap. xiv. 3, 4, 36.

8 Q How was this Rebellion chastised?

A. Ten of theSpies died immediately of a Plague, and all the People were condemned to wander forty Years in the Wilderness, will all those who were above twenty Years old thould die by Degrees in their Travel, Numb. xiv. 29-37,

9 Q. Who of the Spies were saved?

A. None but Caleb and Joshua, who followed the Lord fully, and gave a good Account of the Land of Promise, Numb. xiv. 6, 23, 24, 37, 39. and chap. xxvi. 65.

10 Q. What was their fourth remarkable Sin?

A. When Korah, Dathan and Abiram stirred up a Rebellion against Moses and Aaron,Num.xvi.1, & c.


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11 Q. What was the Occasion of this Rebellion of Korah and his Companions ?

A. They pretended that all Israel were holy, and that Aaron and his Family had no more Rist to the Priesthood than they ; and that Moses took 100 much upon him to determine every Thing among them, Numb. xvi. 3, 10.

12 Q. How were Koran, Dathan and Abiram punished

A. They and their Families were swallowed up by an Earthquake*, and their two hundred and fifty Companions were burnt by a Fire which came out from God, ver. 31, 35. and when the Congregation murmured against Moses and Aaron for the Death of these Sinners, God smote above fourteen thousand of them, and they died of the Plague, ver. 41-50.

13 Q. What Miracle did God work to Thew that he had chosen Aaron's Family to the Priesthood ?

A, He bid the Heads of the People choose twelve Rods for the twelve Tribes of Israel, and write Aaron's Name upon Levi's Rod, and lay them up in the Tabernacle till the Morrow : At which Time they took cach Man his Rod, and Aaron's Rod blossomed, and yielded Almonds, Numb. xvii. 2-10.

14 Q. What was done with this Rod of Aaron ?

A. It was laid up in the Ark to be a lasting Teltimony against these Rebels, ver. 10. and to confim Aaron's Right to the Priesthood.

15 Q. What was a fifth remarkable Sin of the People ?

A. They murmured because of the Length of the Way, and for Want of better Food than Manna, Numb. xxi. 4, 5

* Yet in Numb, xxvi. 11. the Sons of Korah are excepted.

16 Q. How was this new Murmuring punished ?

A. God sent fiery Serpents among them which destroyed many of them, Numb. xxi. 6.

17 Q. How were the People healed which were bitten by the Serpents ?

A. By looking up to a Serpent of Brass, which Moses put upon a high Pole at God's Command, Numb. xxi. 8, 9.

18Q. What was the fixth remarkable Sinof Israel?

A. Whoredom and Idolatry; for they loved the Midianitish Women, and worshipped their Gods, Numb. xxv. 1, 2.

19 Q. How was this Whoredom and Idolatry punished?

A. By the Command of God and Mofes to kill the Offenders, and by a Plague which flew twenty four thousand, Numb. xxv, 4, 5, 9.

20 . Who tempted them to this Idolatry?

A. Balaam, the wicked Prophet and Soothsayer, Numb. xxxi. 16.

21 Q. Why did he tempt them to it?

A. Because God hindered him from cursing Ifrael, when Balak the King of Moab had hired him to do it, Numb. xxii. 5-12.

22 Q. How did God hinder him?

1. Three Ways. (1.) By forbidding him to go at first, though afterwards he permitted him, (2.) By making his own Ass speak to him, to stop him when he was going. (3.) By inspiring him with Prophecies, and compelling him to bless Israel three or four Times, instead of curfing them. See Numb. xxii. 12, 30, 31, and xxiii. 7, 8, & Co

23 Q. What became of Balaam at lait ?

A. He was flain among the Midianites by the Men of Israel, under the Conduct of Moses, before they came to the River of Jordan, Numb. xxxi. 18,

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СНАР, CH A P. VIII. Of the Jews Entrance into CANAAN, and

their Government by Judges.

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Sect. I. Of the Ifraelites Podelion of Canaan. WHAT became of the People of Ifrael

after all their Wanderings in the Wilderness?

A. Though their Sins and Punishments were many and great, yet they were not destroyed; but God brought them at last into Canaan, the Land which he promised to their Fathers, Joh.i. 11,

2 Q. Did Moses lead them into that Land ?

4. No; he was only permitted to see it from Mount Pisgah, and there he died, and God buried him, Deut. xxxiv. 1-8.

3 Q. Did Aaron go with them into Canaan ?

A. Aaron died before Mofes, and Eleazar his Son was made High Priest in his Room, Numb. XX. 24-28.

4 Q. Why were not Mofes the Lawgiver, nor Aaron the High Priest, suffered to bring the People into the Land of Promise?

A. Becaufe they had both finned and offended God in the Wilderness, and God would shew his Displeasure against Sin, Deut. xxii. 48-51.

5 Q What other Lesson might God design to teach us by this Conduct of Providence ?

A. Perhaps God might teach us hereby that neither the Laws of Moses, nor the Priesthood of Aaron, were sufficient to bring us into the Porsession of the heavenly Country, of which Canaan was a Figure.

6 Q. Who


60. Who was appointed to lead the People of Ifrael into the promised Land ?

A. Joshua, whose Name is the same with Yesus, and who came to be the Governor and Captain of Israel after Mofes died, Joh. iii. 13-15.

7 Q. How did they get over the Řiver Jordan?

A. As foon as the Priests who bore the Ark dipped their Feet in the Brink of the River, the Waters which were above rofe up in an Heap, and the Channel was left dry while all the People passed over, Jof. iii. 14, 15.

8 Q: What Memorial did they leave of their pafling over Jordant on Foot?

A. By God's Appointment they took up twelve Stones out of the midst of Jordan, where the Priests, ftood with the Ark while the Tribes pafled over, and let them up as a Monument in the Place wherein they lodged the first Night, Yoh. iv. 3-9, 23.

9 Q. How were they commanded to deal with the Canaanites when they took their Land ?

A. They were required to destroy them utterly, left if they should live they might teach Israel their Idolatries and their wicked Customs, Deut. vii. 16–26.

10 Q But what Right had the Jews to destroy them, and take their Country?

A. The Canaanites were abominable Sinners, and God, by particular Inspiration, made the Jews the Fxecutioners of his Wrach against them, just as he might have used a Plague, or the Beasts of the Earth to have destroyed them; and then, as the Sovereign Lord of all, he gave their forfeited Country and Possessions to whom he pleased, Lev. xviii. 24, 25. Psalm cxxxvi. 17–22. Here let it be observed, that this awful Instance of one Nation's destroying another, and seizing their Lands


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