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The rebellions of Israel. DEUTERONOMY The two tables 'restored. the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth God, and ye believed him not, nor hearkened to drive them out from before thee.

his voice. 5 Not for thy righteousness, or for the upright. 24 Ye have been rebellious against the LORD ness of thine heart dost thou go to possess their from the day that I knew you. land: but for the wickedness of these nations, 25 Thus i fell down before the LORD forty the LORD thy God doth drive them out from be. days and forty nights, as I fell down at the first: fore thee, and that he may perform the word because the LORD had said he would destroy which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abra. you. ham, Isaac, and Jacob.

26 I prayed therefore unto the LORD, and 6 Understand therefore, that the LORD thy said, O Lord God, destroy not thy people and God giveth thee not this good land to possess it thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiff-necked through thy greatness, which thou hast brought people.

torth out of Egypt with a mighty hand. 71 Remember, and forget not, how thou pro. 27 Remember thy servants, Abraham, Isaac, vokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wil. and Jacob; look not unto the stubbornness of derness: from the day that thou didst depart out this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this sin: place, ye have been rebellious against the 28 Lest the land whence thou broughtest us LORD,

out, say, Because the LORD was not able to 8 Also in Horebye provoked the LORD to bring them into the land which he promised wrath, so that the LORD was angry with you to them, and because he hated them, he bath : have destroyed you.

brought them out to slay them in the wilder 9 When I was gone up into the mount, to re

ness. ceive the tables of stone, even the tables of the 29 Yet they are thy people and thine inherit. covenant which the LORD made with you, then ance which thou broughtest out by thy mighty I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, power and by thy stretched-out arm. I neither did eat bread, nor drink water:

CHAPTER X. 10 And the LORD delivered unto me two ta. bles of stone written with the finger of God;

| 1 God's mercy in restoring the two tables, 6 in and on them was written according to all the

continuing the priesthood, 8 in separating words which the LORD spake with you in the

the tribe of Levi, 10 in hearkening unto Momount, out of the midst of the fire, in the day

ses his suit for the people. 12 An exhortation of the assembly.

unto obedience. 11 And it came to pass at the end of forty days AT that time the LORD said unto me, Hew and forty nights, that the LORD gave me the

n thee two tables of stone like unto the first, two tables of stone, even the tables of the cove

and come up unto me into the mount, and nant.

make thee an ark of wood. 12 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, get 2 And I will write on the tables the words thee down quickly from hence ; for thy people

that were in the first tables which thou brakest, which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt and thou shalt put them in the ark. have corrupted themselves; they are quickly 3 And I made an ark of shittim wood, and turned aside out of the way which I commanded hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, them; they have made them a molten image. and went up into the mount, having the two

13 Furthermore, the LORD spake unto me, tables in mine hand. saying, I have seen this people, and behold, it 4 And he wrote on the tables, according to is a stiff-necked people :

the first writing, the ten commandments, which 14 Let me alone, that I may destroy them, the LORD spake unto you in the mount, out of and blot out their name from under heaven: the midst of the fire, in the day of the assembly : and I will make of thee a nation mightier and

and the LORD gave them unto me. greater than they.

5 And I turned myself and came down from 15 So I turned and came down from the the mount, and put the tables in the ark which mount, and the mount burned with fire: and

I had made; and there they be, as the LORD the two tables of the covenant were in my two

commanded me. hands.

6 T And the children of Israel took their jour. 16 And I looked, and behold, ye had sinned ney from Beeroth of the children of Jaakan to against the LORD your God, and had made you Mosera : there Aaron died, and there he was a molten calf: ye had turned aside quickly out buried; and Eleazar his son ministered in the of the way which the LORD had commanded priest's office in his stead. you.

7 From thence they journeyed unto Gudgo. 17 And I took the two tables, and cast them dah ; and from Gudgodah to Jotbath, a land of out of my two hands, and brake them before rivers of waters. your eyes

81 At that time the LORD separated the tribe 18 And I fell down before the LORD, as at of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the the first, forty days and forty nights: I did nei. LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister ther eat bread, nor drink water, because of all unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this your sins which ye sinned, in doing wickedly in day.. the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to an 9 Wherefore Levi hath no part nor inherit. ger.

ance with his brethren ; the LORD is his inherit. 19 (For I was afraid of the anger and hot | ance, according as the LORD thy God promised displeasure wherewith the LORD was wroth him. against you to destroy you.) But the LORD 10 And I stayed in the mount, according to hearkened unto me at that time also.

the first time, forty days and forty nights; and 20 And the LORD was very angry with Aaron the LORD hearkened unto me at that time also, to have destroyed him: and I prayed for Aaron and the LORD would not destroy thee. also the same time.

11 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, take 21 And I took your sin, the calf which ye had thy journey before the people, that they may go made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, in and possess the land which I sware unto their and ground it very small, even until it was as fathers to give unto them. small as dust : and I cast the dust thereof into 12 1 And now, Isrnel, what doth the LORD the brook that descended out of the mount. thy God require of thee but to fear the LORD

22 And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love Kibroth-hattaavah, ye provoked the LORD to him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all ? wrath,

thy heart and with all thy soul, 23 Likewise when the LORD sent you from 13 To keep the commandments of the LORD, Kadesh.barnea, saying, Go up and possess the and his statutes, which I command thee this land which I have given you; then ye rebelled day for thy good? against the commandment of the LORD your 14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven of

to have destre Limeur sin, the ceand stam

An exhortation to obedience · CHAPTER XII. by promises and threatenings. heavens is the Lord's thy God, the earth also, 1. 14 That I will give you the rain of your land with all that therein is.

in his due season, the first rain and the latter 15 Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and to love them, and he chose their seed after thy wine, and thine oil. them, even you above all people, as it is this 15 And I will send grass in thy fields for thy day.

cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full. 16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your 16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart heart, and be no more stiff-necked.

be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve 17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, other gods, and worship them ; and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and 17 And then the LORD's wrath be kindled a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor against you, and he shut up the heaven, that taketh reward:

there be no rain, and that the land yield not her 18 He doth execute the judgment of the fa. fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the therless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in good lund which the LORD giveth you. giving him food and raiment.

18 11 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words 19 Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were in your heart and in your soul, and bind them strangers in the land of Egypt..

for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as 20 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him frontlets between your eyes. shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, 19 And ye shall teach them your children, and swear by his name.

speaking of them when thou sittest in thine 21 He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that house, and when thou walkest by the way, hath done for thee these great and terrible when thou liest down, and when thou risest things which thine eyes have seen.

up. 22 Thy fathers went down into Egypt with 20 And thou shalt write them upon the door threescore and ten persons; and now the LORD posts of thine house, and upon thy gates : thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven 21 That your days may be multiplied, and the for multitude.

days of your children, in the land which the CHAPTER XI.

LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as

the days of heaven upon the earth. 1 An exhortation to obedience, 2 by their own

22 | For if ye shall diligently keep all these experience of God's great works, 8 by prom.

commandments which I command you, to do ise of God's great blessings, 16 and by them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in threatenings. 18 A careful study is required all his ways, and to cleave unto him: in God's words. 26 The blessing and curse 23 Then will the LORD drive out all these is set before them.

nations from before you, and ye shall possess THEREFORE thou shalt love the LORD thy greater nations and mightier than yourselves.

God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, 24 Every place whereon the soles of your feet and his judgments, and his commundments, al. shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness, ways..

and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphra. 2 And know ye this day: for I speak not with tes, even unto the uttermost sea shall your your children which have not known, and coast be. which have not seen the chastisement of the 25 There shall no man be able to stand before LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, you: for the LORD your God shall lay the fear and his stretched-out arm,

of you, and the dread of you upon all the land 3 And his miracles, and his acts, which he that ye shall tread upon, as he hath said unto did in the midst of Egypt, unto Pharaoh the you. king of Egypt, and unto all'his land;

26 1 Behold, I set before you this day a bless. 4 And what he did unto the army of Egypt, ing and a curse: unto their horses, and to their chariots ; how he 27 A blessing, if ye obey the commandments made the water of the Red sea to overflow them of the LORD your God which I command you as they pursued after you, and how the LORD this day; hath destroyed them unto this day;

28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the com. 5 And what he did unto you in the wilder. mandments of the LORD your God, but turn ness, until ye came into this place;

aside out of the way which I commend you this 6 And what he did unto Dathan and Abiram, day, to go after other gods which ye have not the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben: how the known. earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them 29 And it shall come to pass when the LORD up, and their households, and their tents, and thy God hath brought thee in unto the land All the substance that was in their possession, in whither thou goest to possess it, that thou shalt the midst of all Israel:

put the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the 7 But your eyes have seen all the great acts curse upon mount Ebal. of the LORD which he did.

30 Are they not on the other side Jordan, by 8 Therefore shall ye keep all the command. the way where the sun goeth down, in the land ments which I command you this day, thut ye of the Canaanites, which dwell in the cham. may be strong, and go in and possess the land, paign over against Gilgal, beside the plains of whither ye go to possess it ;

Moreh? 9 And that ye may prolong your days in the 31 For ye shall pass over Jordan to go in to land which the LORD sware unto your fathers possess the land which the LORD your God to give unto them, and to their seed, a land that giveth you, and ye shall possess it, and dwell floweth with milk and honey.

therein. 10 1 For the land, whither thou goest in to 32 And ye shall observe to do all the statutes possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from and judgments which I set before you this whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy day. seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a gar

CHAPTER XII. den of herbs :

11 But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is 1 Monuments of idolatry are to be destroyed. a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water 5 The place of God's service is to be kept. of the rain of heaven:

15, 23 Blood is forbidden. 17, 20, 26 Holy 12 A land which the LORD thy God careth things must be eaten in the holy place. 19 for: the eyes of the LORD thy God are always

The Levite is not to be forsaken. 29 Idolatry upon it, from the beginning of the year even

is not to be inquired after. * unto the end of the year.

THESE are the statutes and judgments which 13 11 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall 1 ye shall observe to do in the land which hearken diligently unto my commandments the LORD God of thy fathers giveth thee to which I command you this day, to love the possess it, all the days that ye live upon the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your earth, heart and with all your soul,

2 Ye shall utterly destroy all the places,

to posses in their land i hyself that thou hey "be

The Levite not to be forsaken. DEUTERONOMY. Of enticers to idolatry. wherein the nations which ye shall possess thee, then thou shalt kill of thy herd and of thy served their gods, upon the high mountains, flock, which the LORD hath given thee, as I and upon the hills, and under every green have commanded thee, und thou shalt eat in thy tree:

gates whatsoever thy soul lusteth after. 3 And ye shall overthrow their altars, and 22 Even as the roe-buck and the hart is eaten, break their pillars, and burn their groves with so thou shalt eat them: the unclean and the fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images clean shall eat of them alike. of their gods, and destroy the names of them out 23 Only be sure that thou eat not the blood : of that place.

for the blood is the life ; and thou mayest not eat 4 Ye shall not do so unto the LORD your the life with the flesh. God.

24 Thou shalt not eat it ; thou shalt pour it 5 But unto the place which the LORD your upon the earth as water. God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his 25 Thou shult not eat it ; that it may go well name there, even unto his habitation shall ye with thee, and with thy children after thee, when seek, and thither thou shalt come:

thou shalt do that which is right in the sight of 6 And thither ye shall bring your burnt-offer. the LORD. ings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and 26 Only thy holy things which thou hast, and heave-offerings of your hand, and your vows, thy vows, thou shalt take, and go unto the place and your free-will-offerings, and the firstlings of which the LORD shall choose: your herds, and of your flocks :

27 And thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, 7 And there ye shall eat before the LORD your the flesh and the blood, upon the altar of the God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your LORD thy God: and the blood of thy sacrifices hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the shall be poured out upon the altar of the LORD LORD thy God hath blessed thee.

thy God, and thou shalt eat the flesh. 8 Ye shall not do after all the things that we | 28 Observe and hear all these words which I do here this day, every man whatsoever is right command thee, that it may go well with thee, in his own eyes.

and with thy children after thee for ever, when 9 For ye are not as yet come to the rest and thou doest that which is good and right in the to the inheritance which the LORD your God sight of the LORD thy God. giveth you.

29 11. When the LORD thy God shall cut off 10 But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the nations from before thee, whither thou goest the land which the LORD your God giveth you to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and to inherit, and when he giveth you rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in 30 Take heed to thyself that thou be not safety:

snared by following them, after that they be 11 Then there shall be a place which the LORD destroyed from before thee; and that thou in. your God shall choose to cause his name to quire not after their gods, saying, How did these dwell there; thither shall ye bring all that I nations serve their gods even so will I do like. command you; your burnt-offerings, and your

wise. sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave-offering of 31 Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy your hand, and all your choice vows which ye God; for every abomination to the LORD which vow unto the LORD:

he hateth have they done unto their gods ; for 12 And ye shall rejoice before the LORD your even their sons and their daughters they have God, ye, and your sons, and your daughters, 1 burnt in the fire to their gods. and your men servants, and your maid-servants, 32 What thing soever I command you, ob. and the Levite that is within your gates ; foras. serve to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor much as he hath no part nor inheritance with diminish from it. you.

CHAPTER XII. 13 Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt-offerings in every place that thou

1 Enticers to idolatry, 6 how near soeder unto seest:

thee, 9 are to be stoned to death. 12 Idolatrous 14 But in the place which the LORD shall

cities are not to be spared. choose in one of thy tribes, there thou shalt offer TF there arise among you a prophet, or a dream. thy burnt offerings, and there thou shalt do all | er of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a won. that I command thee.

der, 15 Notwithstanding, thou mayest kill and eat 2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after, according to the blessing of the LORD thy after other gods, which thou hast not known, God which he hath given thee: the unclean and and let us serve them; the clean may eat thereof, as of the roe-buck, 3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of and as of the hart.

that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the 16 Only ye shall not eat the blood ; ye shall LORD your God proveth you, to know whether pour it upon the earth as water.

ye love the Lord your God with all your heart 17 1 Thou mayest not eat within thy gates and with all your soul. the tithe of thy corn, or of thy wine, or of thy 4 Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and oil, or the firstlings of thy herds or of thy flock, fear him, and keep his commandments, and nor any of thy vows which thou vowest, nor thy obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and free-will-offerings, or heave-offering of thine cleave unto him. band:

5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, 18 But thou must eat them before the LORD shall be put to death; because he hath spoken to thy God in the place which the LORD thy God turn you away from the LORD your God, which shall choose, thou, and thy son, and thy daugh brought you out of the land of Egypt, and re. ter, and thy man-servant, and thy maid-ser. deemed you out of the house of bondage, to vant, and the Levite that is within thy gates : thrust thee out of the way which the LORD thy and thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou God in all that thou puttest thine hands un. put the evil away from the midst of thee. to.

* 6.1 If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or 19 Take heed to thyself that thou forsake thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy not the Levite as long as thou livest upon the bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own earth.

soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and 20 * When the LORD thy God shall enlarge serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thy border, as he hath promised thee, and thou thou, nor thy fathers; shalt say, I will eat flesh, because thy soul long-| 7 Namely, of the gods of the people which eth to eat flesh, thou mayest eat flesh, whatso. are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off ever thy soul lusteth after.

from thee, from the one end of the earth even 21 If the place which the LORD thy God hath unto the other end of the earth; chosen to put his name there be too far from 1 8 Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor heark.

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of meats clean and unclean. CHAPTER XV. of the year of release. en unto him ; neither shall thine eye pity him, 12 But these are they of which ye shall not neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou con eat: The eagle, and the ossifrage, and the os. ceal him:

pray, . 9 But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand 13 'And the glede, and the kite, and the vul. shall be first upon him to put him to death, and ture after his kind, afterwards the hand of all the people.

14 And every raven after his kind, 10 And thou shalt stone him with stones that 15 And the owl, and the night.hawk, and the be die ; because he hath sought to thrust thee cuckoo, and the hawk after his kind, away from the LORD thy God, which brought 16 The little owl, and the great owl, and the thee out of the land of Egypt' from the house swan, of bondage.

17 And the pelican, and the gier-eagle, and 11 And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and the cormorant, shall do no more any such wickedness as this is, 18 And the stork, and the heron after her kind, among you.

and the lapwing, and the bat. 12 | If thou shalt hear say in one of thy cities, 19 And every creeping thing that flieth is un. which the LORD thy God hath given thee to clean unto you: they shall not be eaten. dwell there, saying, ...

20 But of all clean fowls ye may eat. 13 Certain men, the children of Belial, are 21 1 Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth gone out from among you, and have withdrawn of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayand serve other gods, which ye have not known; est sell it unto an alien: for thou art an holy

14 Then shalt thou inguire, and make search, people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not and ask diligently; and behold, if it be truth, seethe a kid in his mother's milk. and the thing certain, that such abomination is 22 Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of wrought among you;

thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by 15 Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of year. that city with the edge of the sword, destroying

23 And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy it utterly, and all that is therein, and the cattle God, in the place which he shall choose to place thereof, with the edge of the sword.

his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, 16 And thou shalt gather all the spoil of it in. and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds to the midst of the street thereof, and shalt burn and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear with fire the city, and all the spoil thereof every the LORD thy God always. whit, for the LORD thy God: and it shall be an 24 And if the way be too long for thee, so heap for ever; it shall not be built again.

that thou art not able to carry it ; or if the place 17 And there shall cleave nought of the cursed be too far from thee, which the LORD thy God thing to thine hand: that the LORD may turn shall choose to set his name there, when the from the fierceness of his anger, and shew thee LORD thy God hath blessed thee: mercy, and have compassion upon thee, and 25 Then shult thou turn it into money, and multiply thee, as he hath sworn unto thy fa. bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go thers

unto the place which the LORD thy God shall 18 When thou shalt hearken to the voice of choose : the LORD thy God, to keep all his command. 26 And thou shalt bestow that money for mnents which I command thee this day, to do whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or that which is right in the eyes of the LORD thy for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for God.

whatsoever thy soul desireth; and thou shalt ent CHAPTER XIV.

there before the Lord thy God, and thou shalt

rejoice, thou, and thine household. 1 God's children are not to disfigure them.

27 And the Levite that is within thy gates; selves in mourning. 3 What may, and what

thou shalt not forsake him; for he hath no part may not be eaten, 4 of beasts, 9 of fishes, 11 nor inheritance with thee. of fowls. 21 That which dieth of itself may

28 | At the end of three years thou shalt not be eaten. 22 Tithes of divine service. 23

bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the Tithes and firstlings of rejoicing before the

same year, and shall lay it up within thy gates : Lord. 28 The third year's tithe of alms and

29 And the Levite, (because he hath no part charity.

nor inheritance with thee) and the stranger, and VE are the children of the LORD your God: the fatherless, and the widow, which are within

1 ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satis. baldness between your eyes for the dead.

fied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in 2 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD all the work of thine hand wh ch thou doest. thy God, and the LORD hath chosen thee to be

CHAPTER XV. a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon the earth.

1 The seventh year a year of release for the 3 Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.

poor. 7 It must be no let of lending or giv4 These are the beasts which ye shall eat:

ing. 12 An Hebrew servant, 16 ercept he The ox, the sheep, and the goat,

will not depart, must in the seventh year go 5 The hart, and the roe-buck, and the fallow.

forth free and well furnished. 19 All first. deer, and the wild-goat, and the pygarg, and

ling males of the cattle are to be sanctificd the wild-ox, and the chamois.

unto the Lord. 6 And every beast that parteth the hoof, and AT the end of every seven years thou shalt cleaveth the clefl into two claws, and cheweth n make a release. the cud among the beasts, that ye shall eat.

2 And this is the manner of the release: Every 7 Nevertheless, these ye shall not eat, of them creditor that lendeth aught unto his neighbour, that chew the cud, or of them that divide the shall release it: he shall not exact it of his cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and neighbour, or ot' his brother; because it is called the coney : for they chew the cud, but divide the LORD's release. not the hoof; therefore they are unclean unto 3 Of a foreigner thou mayest exact it again : you.

but that which is thine with thy brother thine 8 And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, hand shall release : yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: 4 Save when there shall be no poor among ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their you ; for the LORD shall greatly bless thee in the dead curcass.

land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for 9 1 These ye shall eat, of all that are in the an inheritance to possess it: waters: all that bave fins and scales shall ye 5 Only if thou carefully hearken unto the eat:

voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all 10 And whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye these coinmandments which I command thee may not eat; it is unclean unto you,

this day. 11 Of all clean birds ye shall eat.

6 For the LORD thy God blesseth thee, as he Discharge of Hebrew servants. DEUTERONOMY. Feast of the passover, &c. promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many | 3 Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it: nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not therewith, even the bread of affliction ; (for reign over thee

thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in T1 If there be among you a poor man of one haste :) that thou mayest remember the day of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy | when thou camest forth out of the land of land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou Egypt, all the days of thy life. shalt not harden thy heart, nor shut thine hand | 4 And there shall be no leavened bread seen from thy poor brother.

with thee in all thy coasts seven days; neither 8 But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto shall there any thing of the flesh, which thou him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his sacrificedst the first day at even, remain all night need, in that which he wanteth.

until the morning. 9 Beware that there be not a thought in thy 5 Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover with. wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year | in any of thy gates, which the LORD thy God of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against giveth thee: thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought ; 6 But at the place which the LORD thy God and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and it shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt be sin unto thee.

sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down 10 Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart of the sun, at the season that thou camest forth shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: out of Egypt. because that for this thing the LORD thy God 7 And thou shalt roast and eat it in the place shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that which the LORD thy God shall choose : and thou thou puttest thine hand unto.

shalt turn in the morning, and go unto thy 11 For the poor shall never cease out of the tents, land : therefore I command thee, saying, Thou 8 Six days thou shalt ent unleavened bread : shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to and on the seventh day shall be a solemn assem. thy poor, ard to thy needy, in thy land.

bly to the LORD thy God : thou shalt do no 12 | And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or work therein. an Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve 9 T Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee six years ; then in the seventh year thou thee: begin to number the seven weeks from shalt let him go free from thee.

such time as thou beginnest to put the sickle to 13 And when thou sendest him out free from the corn. thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty :

10 And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks 14 Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy unto the LORD thy God with a tribute of a free. flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy wine. will-offering of thine hand, which thou shalt give press : of that wherewith the LORD thy God unto the LORD thy God, according as the hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him. LORD thy God hath blessed thee:

15 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a 11 And thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy bond-man in the land of Egypt, and the LORD God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, and the thee this thing to-day.

Levite that is within thy gates, and the stran. 16 And it shall be, if he say unto thee, I will ger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that not go away from thee : because he loveth are among you, in the place which the thee and thine house, because he is well with LORD thy God hath chosen to place his name thee;

17 Then thou shalt take an awl, and thrust it 12 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy bond-man in Egypt : and thou shalt observe and servant for ever. And also unto thy maid servant do these statutes thou shalt do likewise,

13 1. Thou shalt observe the feast of taberna18 It shall not seem hard unto thee, when thou cles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in sendest him away free from thee: for he hath thy corn, and thy wine. been worth a double hired servant to thee, in serv. 14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, ing thee six years : and the LORD thy God shall and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy man. bless thee in all that thou doest.

servant, and thy maid-servant, and the Levite, 19 1 All the firstling males that come of thy the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, herd and of thy flock thou shalt sanctify unto the that are within thy gates : LORD thy God; thou shalt do no work with the 15 Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast firstling of thy bullock, nor shear the firstling of unto the LORD thy God in the place which the thy sheep.

LORD shall choose : because the LORD thy God 20 Thou shalt eat it before the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the year by year in the place which the LORD shall works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely choose, thou and thy household.

rejoice. 21 And if there be any blemish therein, as if 16 T Three times in a year shall all thy males it be lame, or blind, or have any ill blemish, appear before the LORD thy God in the place thou shalt not sacrifice it unto the LORD thy which he shall choose ; in the feast of unleavened

bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast 22 Thou shalt eat it within thy gates : the un- of tabernacles : and they shall not appear before clean and the clean person shall eat it alike, as the LORD empty : the roe-buck, and as the hart.

17 Every man shall give as he is able, accord23 Only thou shalt not eat the blood there. ing to the blessing of the LORD thy God which of; thou shalt pour it upon the ground as wa. he hath given thee. ter.

18 1 Judges and officers shalt thou make thee CHAPTER XVI.

in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth

thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge 1 The feast of the passover, 9 of weeks, 13 of

of the people with just judgment. tabernacles. 16 Every male must offer, as

19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt he is able, at these three feasts. 18 Of judges not respect persons, neither take a gift : for a gift and justice. 21 Groves and images are for doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the bidden.

words of the righteous. BSERVE the month of Abib, and keep the 20 That which is altogether just shalt thou fol

passover unto the LORD thy God : for in the low, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee which the LORD thy God giveth thee, forth out of Egypt by night.

21 1 Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any 2 Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the possover trees near unto the altar of the LORD thy God, unto the LORD thy God, of the flock and the herd, which thou shalt make thee. in the place which the LORD shall choose to place 22 Neither shalt thou set thee up any image: his name there,

which the LORD thy God hateth.

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