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31. And the house of Israel called the 8. I Then came Amalek, and fought with name thereof Manna: and it was like cori- || Israel in Rephidim. ander-seed, white; and the taste of it was || 9. And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose like wafers made with honey.
us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek : 32. And Moses said, This is the thing to-morrow I will stand on the top of the which the LORD commandeth, Fill an omer hill, with the rod of God in mine hand. of it, to be kept for your generations; that | 10. So Joshua did as Moses had said to they may see the bread wherewith I have him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, fed you in the wilderness, when I brought | Aaron, and Hur, went up to the top of the you forth from the land of Egypt:
hill. 33. And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a 11. And it came to pass, when Moses held pot, and put an omer full of manna therein, up his hand, that Israel prevailed; and when and lay it up before the LORD, to be kept he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. for your generations.
12. But Moses' hands were heavy; and 34. As the LORD commanded Moses, so they took a stone, and put it under him, and Aaron laid it up before the testimony, to be he sat thereon: and Aaron and Hur stayed kept.
up his hands, the one on the one side, and 35. And the children of Israel did eat the other on the other side; and his hands manna forty years, until they came to a land were steady until the going down of the sun. inhabited : they did eat manna until they | 13. And Joshua discomfited Amalek and came unto the borders of the land of Canaan. || his people with the edge of the sword.
36. Now an omer is the tenth part of an | 14. And the LORD said unto Moses, ephah.
Write this for a memorial in a book, and CHAP. XVII.
rehearse it in the ears of Joshua; for I will 1 The people murmur for water at Rebhidim. 8 Amalek is | utterly put out the remembrance of Amalek overcome. 15 Moses buildeth the altar JEHOVAH-nissi. || from under heaven. 1. A ND all the congregation of the chil- 15. And Moses built an altar, and called
A dren of Israel journeyed from the || the name of it JEHOVAH-nissi. wilderness of Sin, after their journies, ac- 16. For he said, Because the LORD hath cording to the commandment of the LORD, sworn, that the LORD will have war with and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no |
|| Amalek from generation to generation. water for the people to drink.
CHAP. XVIII. 2. Wherefore the people did chide with || 2 Jethro bringeth 10 Moses his wife and two sons. 7 Moses Moses, and said, Give us water that we may
entertaineth him. drink. And Moses said unto them, Why 1. W HEN Jethro, the priest of Midian, chide you with me? wherefore do ye tempt W Moses' father-in-law, heard of all the LÒRD?
that God had done for Moses, and for Israel 3. And the people thirsted there for water; his people, and that the LORD had brought and the people murmured against Moses, Israel out of Egypt, and said, Wherefore is this that thou hast | 2. Then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law. brought us up out of Egypt, to kill us and took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had our children and our cattle with thirst? sent her back,
4. And Moses cried unto the LORD, say 13. And her two sons, of which the name ing, What shall I do unto this people? they of the one was Gershom; for he said, I have be almost ready to stone me.
been an alien in a strange land : 5. And the LORD said unto Moses, Go on 4. And the name of the other was Eliezer; before the people, and take with thee of the For the God of my father, said he, was mine elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou help, and delivered me from the sword of smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go. Pharaoh.
6. Behold, I will stand before thee there 5. And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, came upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt with his sons and his wife unto Moses into smite the rock, and there shall come water the wilderness, where he encamped at the out of it, that the people may drink. And mount of God: Moses did so in the sight of the elders of 6. And he said unto Moses, I thy fatherIsrael.
in-law Jethro, am come unto thee, and thy 7. And he called the name of the place wife, and her two sons with her. Massah, and Meribah, because of the chid | 7. And Moses went out to meet his faing of the children of Israel, and because | ther-in-law, and did obeisance, and kissed they tempted the LORD, saying, Is the him; and they asked each other of their LORD among us, or not?
Il welfare; and they came into the tent.
8. And Moses told his father-in-law all || small matter they shall judge: so shall it be that the LORD had done unto Pharaoh and easier for thyself, and they shall bear the to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all || burden with thee. the travail that had come upon them by the 23. If thou shalt do this thing, and God way, and how the LORD delivered them. I command thee so, then thou shalt be able
9. And Jethro rejoiced for all the good || to endure, and all this people shall also go ness which the Lord had done to Israel, to their place in peace. whom he had delivered out of the hand of 24. So Moses hearkened to the voice of the Egyptians.
| his father-in-law, and did all that he had said. 10. And Jethro said, Blessed be the LORD, |. 25. And Moses chose able men out of who hath delivered you out of the hand of all Israel, and made them heads over the the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pha-l people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hunraoh; who hath delivered the people from dreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. under the hand of the Egyptians.
26. And they judged the people at all 11. Now I know that the Lord is greater seasons: the hard causes they brought unto than all gods: for in the thing wherein they | Moses, but every small matter they judged dealt proudly he was above them.
themselves. 12. And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, 27. And Moses let his father-in-law de took a burnt-offering and sacrifices for God : | part; and he went his way into his own land. and Aaron came, and all the elders of Is
CHAP. XIX. rael, to eat bread with Moses' father-in- || 1 The people come to Sinai. 3 God's message by Moses unto
the people of the mount. 12 The mountain must not be law before God.
touched. 16 The presence of God upon the mount.. 13. [ And it came to pass on the morrow, || 1. TN the third month, when the children that Moses sat to judge the people; and the 1 1 of Israel were gone forth out of the people stood by Moses from the morning land of Egypt, the same day came they unto the evening.
into the wilderness of Sinai. 14. And when Moses' father-in-law saw 2. For they were departed from Rephiall that he did to the people, he said, What dim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, is this thing that thou doest to the people? || and had pitched in the wilderness; and why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the peo- there Israel camped before the mount. ple stand by thee from morning unto even? 3. And Moses went up unto God, and
15. And Moses said unto his father-in-the Lord called unto him out of the mounlaw, Because the people come unto me to tain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house inquire of God :
of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel; 16. When they have a matter, they come 4. Ye have seen what I did unto the unto me; and I judge between one and Egyptians, and how ] bare you on eagles' another; and I do make them know the wings, and brought you unto myself. statutes of God, and his laws.
5. Now therefore, If ye will obey my 17. And Moses' father-in-law said unto voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then him, The thing that thou doest is not good. ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me
18. Thou wilt surely wear away, both above all people: for all the earth is mine: thou and this people that is with thee: for 6. And ye shall be unto me a kingdom this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not of priests, and a holy nation. These are able to perform it thyself alone.
the words which thou shalt speak unto the 19. Hearken now unto my voice, I will children of Israel. give thee counsel, and God shall be with || 7. 1 And Moses came, and called for the thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, elders of the people, and laid before their that thou mayest bring the causes unto God: faces all these words which the LORD com
20. And thou shalt teach them ordi- | manded him. nances and laws, and shalt show them the 1 8. And all the people answered together, way wherein they must walk, and the work and said, All that the LORD hath spoken that they must do.
we will do. And Moses returned the 21. Moreover, thou shalt provide out of all words of the people unto the LORD. . the people able men, such as fear God,inen of 9. And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, truth, hating covetousness; and place such I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the over then, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers | people may hear when I speak with thee, of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: and believe thee for ever. And Moses told
22. And let them judge the people at all the words of the people unto the LORD, seasons: and it shall be, that every great 10. And the LORD said unto Moses, Go matter they shall bring unto thee; but every l unto the people, and sanctify them to-day and to-morrow, and let them wash their 25. So Moses went down unto the peoclothes,
ple, and spake unto them. 11. And be ready against the third day:
CHAP. XX. for the third day the Lord will come down | 1 The ten commandments, 22 Idolatry is forbidden. 24 Of in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai.
what sort the altar should be. 12. And thou shalt set bounds unto the 1. ND God spake all these words, saypeople round about, saying, Take heed to 0 ing, yourselves that ye go not up into the mount, 12. I am the LORD thy God, which have or touch the border of it: whosoever touch- || brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out eth the mount shall be surely put to death: \ of the house of bondage.
13. There shall not a hand touch it, but i 3. Thou shalt have no other gods before he shall surely be stoned, or shot through ; me. whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: 4. Thou shalt not make unto thee any when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall graven image, or the likeness of any thing come up to the mount.
that is in heaven above, or that is in the 14. And Moses went down from the earth beneath, or that is in the water unmount unto the people, and sanctified the der the earth : people; and they washed their clothes. | 5. Thou shalt not bow down thyself to
15. And he said unto the people, Be them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy ready against the third day: come nct at God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity your wives.
of the fathers upon the children unto the third 16. And it came to pass on the third day, and fourth generation of them that hate me ; in the morning, that there were thunders and 6. And showing mercy unto thousands of lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, | them that love me, and keep my commandand the voice of the trumpet exceeding | ments. loud; so that all the people that was in the | 7. Thou shalt not take the name of the camp trembled.
LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will 17. And Moses brought forth the people not hold him guiltless that taketh his name out of the camp to meet with God; and they in vain. stood at the nether part of the mount.
8. Remember the sabbath-day, to keep 18. And mount Sinai was altogether on it holy. a smoke, because the Lord descended upon 9. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all it in fire; and the smoke thereof ascended thy work ; as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole 10. But the seventh day is the sabbath of mount quaked greatly.
the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do 19. And when the voice of the trumpet | any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughsounded long, and waxed louder and louder, || ter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, Moses spake, and God answered him by a nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is withvoice.
in thy gates : 20. And the LORD came down upon | 11. For in six days the LORD made heamount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and ven and earth, the sea, and all that in them the LORD called Moses up to the top of the is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore mount; and Moses went up.
|| the LORD blessed the sabbath-day, and hal21. And the LORD said unto Moses, Go lowed it. down, charge the people, lest they break | 12. Honour thy father and thy mother; through unto the LORD to gaze, and many that thy days may be long upon the land of them perish. .
which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 22. And let the priests also, which come 13. Thou shalt not kill. near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest || 14. Thou shalt not commit adultery. the Lord break forth upon them.
15. Thou shalt not steal. 23. And Moses said unto the Lord, The 16. Thou shalt not bear false witness people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for || against thy neighbour. thou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds about 17. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's the mount, and sanctify it.
house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's 24. And the LORD said unto him, Away, wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maidget thee down; and thou shalt come up, servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the thing that is thy neighbour's. priests and the people break through to | 18. | And all the people saw the thundercome up unto the LORD, lest he break forthings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the upon them.
I trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and
ner of daughtedeal with her :
not: for God is said unto the people
when the people saw it, they removed, and nation he shall have no power, seeing he stood afar off.
. hath dealt deceitfully with her. 19. And they said unto Moses, Speak 9. And if he hath betrothed her unto his thou with us, and we will hear: but let son, he shall deal with her after the mannot God speak with us, lest we die. ner of daughters.
20. And Moses said unto the people, Fear 10. If he take him another wife, her food, | not: for God is come to prove you, and her raiment, and her duty of marriage, that his fear may be before your faces, that shall be not diminish. ye sin not.
| 11. And if he do not these three unto 21. And the people stood afar off: and her, then shall she go out free without money. Moses drew near unto the thick darkness 12. He that smiteth a man, so that he where God was.
die, shall surely be put to death. 22. And the LORD said unto Moses, 13. And if a man lie not in wait, but God Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Is- deliver him into his hand; then I will aprael, Ye have seen that I have talked with point thee a place whither he shall flee. you from heaven.
14. But if a man come presumptuously 23. Ye shall not make with me gods of upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he of gold.
may die. 24. An altar of earth thou shalt make 15.1 And he that smiteth his father, or his unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy mother, shall surely be put to death. burnt-offerings, and thy peace-offerings, thy 16. | And he that stealeth a man, and sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he 1 record my name I will come unto thee, shall surely be put to death. and I will bless thee.
17. | And he that curseth his father, or 25. And if thou wilt make me an altar of his mother, shall surely be put to death. stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: 18. TAnd if men strive together, and one for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast smite another with a stone, or with his fist, polluted it.
and he dié not, but keepeth his bed; 26. Neither shalt thou go up by steps 19. If he rise again, and walk abroad unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not upon his staff, then shall he that smote him discovered thereon.
be quit: only he shall pay for the loss of his CHAP. XXI.
time, and shall cause him to be thoroughly Sundry law's for men-servants, fc.
healed. 1. NOW these are the judgments which | 20. 1 And if a man smite his servant, or his
I thou shalt set before them. l maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand;
2. If thou buy a Hebrew servant, six he shall be surely punished. years he shall serve; and in the seventh he 21. Notwithstanding, if he continue a day shall go out free for nothing.
|| or two, he shall not be punished : for he is 3. If he came in by himself, he shall go his money. out by himself: if he were married, then his 22. 1 If men strive, and hurt a woman wife shall go out with him.
with child, so that her fruit depart from her; * 4. If his master have given him a wife, and yet no mischief follow; he shall be and she have borne him sons or daughters ; || surely punished, according as the woman's the wife and her children shall be her mas husband will lay upon him; and he shall ter's, and he shall go out by himself. pay as the judges determine.
5. And if the servant shall plainly say, I 23. And if any mischief follow, then thou love my master, my wife, and my children'; shalt give life for life, I will not go out free:
24. Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for 6. Then his master shall bring him unto hand, foot for foot, the judges ; he shall also bring him to the 25. Burning for burning, wound for door, or unto the door-post; and his master || wound, stripe for stripe. shall bore his ear through with an awl; and 26. | And if a man smite the eye of his he shall serve him for ever.
servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; 7.1 And if a man sell his daughter to be a he shall let him go free for his eye's sake. maid-servant, she shall not go out as the 27. And if he smite out his man-servant's men-servants do.
tooth, or his maid-servant's tooth; he shall 8. If she please not her master, who hath let him go free for his tooth's sake. betrothed her to himself, then shall he let | 28. T If an ox gore a man or a woman, her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange l that they die; then the ox shall be surely
stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten ; but || out of the man's house ; if the thief be the owner of the ox shall be quit:
found, let him pay double. 29. But if the ox were wont to push with | 8. If the thief he not found, then the mashis horn in time past, and it hath been ter of the house shall be brought unto the testified to his owner, and he hath not kept judges, to see whether he have put his him in, but that he hath killed a man or a hand unto his neighbour's goods. woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his 9. For all manner of trespass, whether it owner also shall be put to death.
be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for 30. If there be laid on him a sum of any manner of lost thing, which another money, then he shall give, for the ransom of challengeth to be his, the cause of both his life, whatsoever is laid upon him. parties shall come before the judges; and
31. Whether he have gored a son, or whom the judges shall condemn, he shal) have gored a daughter, according to this pay double unto his neighbour. judgment shall it be done unto him.
10. If a man deliver unto his neighbour 32. If the ox shall push a man-servant, an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, or maid-servant; he shall give unto their to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox away, no man seeing it: shall be stoned.
11. Then shall an oath of the LORD be 33. 1 And if a man shall open a pit, or if a || between them both, that he hath not put his man shall dig a pit, and not cover it, and hand unto his neighbour's goods; and the an ox or an ass fall therein;
owner of it shall accept thereof, and he 34. The owner of the pit shall make it shall not make it good. good, and give money unto the owner of 12. And if it be stolen from him, he shall them; and the dead beast shall be his. make restitution unto the owner thereof.
35. | And if one man's ox hurt another's, 13. If it be torn in pieces, then let him that he die, then they shall sell the live ox, bring it for witness, and he shall not make and divide the money of it; and the dead ox good that which was torn. also they shall divide.
14. | And if a man borrow aught of his 36. Or if it be known that the ox hath neighbour, and it be hurt or die, the owner * used to push in time past, and his owner thereof being not with it; he shall surely hath not kept him in; he shall surely pay ox make it good. for ox; and the dead shall be his own. 15. But if the owner thereof be with it, CHAP. XXII.
he shall not make it good : is it be a hired 1 Of theft and other offences. 29 Of the first fruits. thing, it came for his hire. 1. TF a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, 16. | And if a man entice a maid that is
Tand kill it, or sell it; he shall restore not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surefive oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a ly endow her to be his wife. sheep.
17. If her father utterly refuse to give her 2. If a thief be found breaking up, and be || unto him, he shall pay money according to smitten that he die, there shall no blood be the dowry of virgins. shed for him.
| 18. I Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live. 3. If the sun be risen upon him, there | 19. Whosoever lieth with a beast shall shall be blood shed for him ; for he should surely be put to death. make full restitution: if he have nothing, 20. THe that sacrificeth unto any god, save then he shall be sold for his theft.
unto the Lord only, he shall be utterly de4. If the thest be certainly found in his | stroyed. hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or | 21. I Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, sheep, he shall restore double.
nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in 5. 1 If a man shall cause a field or vine- || the land of Egypt. yard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, 22. 1 Ye shall not afflict any widow, or and shall feed in another man's field; of the fatherless child. best of his own field, and of the best of his | 23. If thou afflict them in any wise, and own vineyard, shall he make restitution. they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear
6. | If fire break out, and catch in thorns, || their cry; so that the stacks of corn, or the standing 24. And my wrath shall wax hot, and 1 corn, or the field, be consumed therewith; || will kill you with the sword; and your he that kindled the fire shall surely make wives shall be widows, and your children restitution.
fatherless. 7. 1 If a man shall deliver unto his neigh-|| 25. 1 If thou lend money to any of my peobour money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen || ple that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to