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The ten commandments. CHAP. XX. XXI.

Lots for seruants. Founded long, and waxed louder and 15 Thou shalt not steal. louder, Moses shake, and God answer- 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness ed him by a voice.

against thy neighhour. 20 And the LORD canie down upon 17 Thou sbalt not covet thy neighmount Sinai, on the top of the mount: Hour's house, thou shalt not covet ihy Dari toe LORD called Moses up to the neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, top of the mount ; and Moses went up. nor his maid-servant, rior his ox, nor

11 And the LORD said unto Moses, his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighGodown, charge the people, lest they bour's. breas through unto the LORD to gaze,

18 © And all the people saw the thun. and many of them perish.

derings, and the lightnings, and the 2 And let the priests also, which noise of the trumpet, and the ino untaia

e near to the LORD, sanctify them. sinoking: and when the people saw it, splits, lest the LORD break forib upon they reinoved, and stood atar off. thens.

19 And they said unto Moses, Speak 8; And Moses said unto the LORD, thou with us, and we will hear: but let The people cannot come up to mount not God speak with us, lest we die. Sinai: for thon chargedst us, saying, 20 And Moses said unto the people, Set hounds about the mount, and Fear not: for God is come to proie sanctity it.

you, and that his fer may be before 24 And the LORD said unto him, your faces, that ye sin not. Away get thee down; and thou shalt 21 And the people stood afar off: come uj', thon, ind Aaron with thee : and Moses drew near wito the thick riieiet not the priests and the people darkness where Got75. hieak through to come up unto the 22 And the LORD said unto Moses, LORD, lest he break forth 'apon them. Thus thou shalt say unto the children

25 Śo Moses went down unto the oi Israel, Ye have seen that I have people, and spake unto thein.

talked with you from heaven. CHAP. XX.

23 Ye shall not inake with me gods A ND Gol spake all these words, of silver, neither shall ye make unto saving,

you gods of gold. o l'an the LORD thy God, which 24 An altar of carth thou shalt male have brought thee out of the land of unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon Egypt, out of the house of bondage. thy burnt-otherings, and thy peace

3 Thou shalt have no other gods be offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen : fore me.

in all places where I record my nanle 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee I will come unto thee, and I will bless any graven image, or any likeness of thee. any thing that is in heaven above, or 25 And if thou wilt inake ime an altar that is in the earth beneath, or that is of stone, thou swalt not build it of hein in the water under the earth :

stone: for if thou lift up tuy tool upo 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself it, thou hast polluted it. to them, nor serve thein : for i the 26 Neither shalt thou go up ng steps LORD thy God am a jealous God, vi- unto mine altar, that thy nakedness siting the iniquity of the fathers upon be not discovered thereon. the children into the third and fourth

CHAP. XXI. of me G. And shewing mercy unto thousands Nol these are the judginents which

thou shalt sel before

them. of them that love me, and keep my 2 If thou buy an Hebrew servant, size coinmandments,

years he shall serve ; and in the se. 7 Thou shalt not take the name of venth he shall go out free for nothing, the LORD thy God in vain ; for the 3 If he came in by hinseif, he shall LORD will not hold him guiltless that go out by himself: if he were married, taketh his name in vain.

then his wife shall go out with him, 8 Remember the sabbath-day, to 4 If bis master bave given him a keep it holy.

wife, and she have borne him sons or 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do daughters; toe wife and her children all thy work:

shall be her master's, and he shall go 19 But the serenth day is the sabbath out by himself. af the LORD thy God : 'in it thou shalt 5 And if the serrant shall plainly ont do any work, thou, nor thy son, say, I love my master, my wife and pior thy daughter, thy inan-servant, nor my children ; I will not go out free: thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor 6 Then his master shall bring him tby stranger that is within thy gates. unto the judges; te shall also bring

11 For in six days the LORD made him to the door, or unto the dooie heaven and earth, the sea, and all that post; and his miaster shall bore huis in them is, and rested the seventh day: ear through with an awl; and he shall whercfore the LORD blessed the sab-serve him for ever. bath-day, and hallowed it.

7 And if a man sell his daughter to 19 Honour thy father and thy ino-be a maid-servant, she shall noi 60 ther; that thy days may be long upon out as the men-servants do. the land which the LORD thy God & if she please not her master, who giveth thee.

hath betrothed her to himseli,' then 13 Thou shalt not kill.

shall he let her be redeemed to sell 1* Thou shalt not commit adulters, der wito a strange nation be shall bare

Dirers loos

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and ordinances. no power, seeing he hath dealt deceit-, be stoned, and his owner also shall be fully with her.

put to death. 9 And if he have betrotbed her unto 30 If there be laid on him a sum of his son, be shall deal with her after the money, ther: he sball give, for the rarinanner of daughters.

som of his life, whatsoever is laid upon 10 If he take him another wife, him. her food, her raiment, and her duty or 31 Whether he hare gored a son, or marriage, shall be not diminish.

have gored a daughter, according to 11 And if he do not these three unto this judgment shall it be done unto him. her, then shall she go out free without 32 If the oxshall push a man-servant, Boney.

or maid-servant; he shall give unto 12. He that smiteth a man, so that their master thirty shekels of silver, be die, shall be surely put to death. and the ox shall be stoned.

13 And it a man lie not in wait, but 33 g And if a man shall open a pit, God deliver him into his hand ; then or it'a man shall dig a pit, and not cover I will appoint thee a place whither be it, and an ox or an ass fall therein ; shall fiee.

34 The owner of the pit shall make 14 But if a man come presumptuously it good, and give money, unto the upon his neighbour, to slay him with owner of them; and the dead beast guile; thou shalt take him from mine shall be his. altar, that he may die.

35 | And if one man's ox burt ano. 15 | And he that smiteth his father, ther's, that he die, then they shall set) or his motber, shall be surely put to the live ox, and divide the money of death.

it; and the dead or also they shall di. 16 9 And he that stealeth a man, and vide. selleth him, or if he be found in his 36 Or if it be known that the ox hath band, he shall surely be put to death. used to push in time past and his

17 And he that curseth bis father, or owner hath not kept him in, he shall his mother, shall surely be put to death. surely pay ox for ox; and the dead

19 | And if men strive together, and shall be his own. one smite another with a stone, or

CHAP. XXII. with his fist, and be die not, but keep- IF a man shall steal an ox, or a sheer: eth his bed;

and kill it, or sell it; he shall re. 19 If he rise again, and walk abroad store five oxen for an ox, and four upon his stall, then shall he that smote sheep for a sheep. hiin be quit: only he shall pay for the ? If a thief be found breaking up, loss of his time, and shall cause him and he smitten that he die, there shall to be throughly bealed.

no blood be shed for him. 20 G And if a man smite his serrant, 3 1f the sun be risen upon him, there or his maid,with a rod,and be die under shall be blooa ched for him; jor be his hand; he shall be surely punished. should make full restitution : if he

21 Notwithstanding, if he continue bave notbing, then be shall be sold for anlay or two, he shall not be punished : his theft. for he is his inoney.

4 If the theft be certainly found in 92 lfmen strive, and hurt a woman his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, witta child, so that her fruit depart from or sbeep, he shall restore double. her, and yet no inischief follow; he 5 If a man shall cause a field or shall be surely punished, according as vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in the woman's busband will lay upon his beast, and shall' feed in another him; and be stall pay as the judges man's field; of the best of his own determine.

field, and of the best of his own vine. 23 And if any mischief follow, then yard, shall he make restitution. thou shalt give life for life,

6 (If fire break out, and catch in 24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or mand for nand, foot for foot,

the standing corn, or the field, be con25 Burning for burning, wound for sumed therewith; he that kindled the wound, stripe for stripe.

firshall surely make restitution. 26 And if a man smite the eye of 7 If a man shall deliver unto his his servant, or the eye of his maid, neighbour money or stuff to keep, and that it perish; be shall let him go free it be stoien out of the man's house ; for his eye's sake.

if the thief be found, let hun pay 97 And if he smite out his man-ser- double. vant's tooth, orbis maid-servant's 8 Ii' the thief be not found, then the tooth; he shall let him go free for his master of the house shall be brought tooth's sake.

into the judges, to see whether he 29 Qian ox gore a man or a woman, have put his band unto his neighbour's that they die, then the ox shall be goods. surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be 9 For all manner of trespass, whether eaten; but the owner of the ox shall it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raibe glut:

ment, or for any manner of lost thing, 29 But if the ox were wont to push which another challengeth to be his, with his horn in time past, and it hath the cause of both parties shall come been testined to his owner, and he before the judges'; and whom the feth not kept him in, but that he hath judges sball

condemn, be shall pay

ing it :

good.

God's judgments
CHAP. XXI.

Divers ordinances 10 If a man delirer unto his neigh

CHAP. XXIII. tour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep.

of THOU sbalt, not raise a false reports any to keep; it die, or put not thine hand with wick be hurt, or driven away, no man see-ed to be an unrighteous witness.

2 ( Thou shalt not follow a multiin Then shall an oath of the LORD tude to do evil: neither shalt thou De between them both, that he hath speak in a cause to decline after many not put his band unto his reighbour's to wrest judgment : goods; and the owner of it shall ac- 3 Neither shalt thou countenance a cept thereof, and he shall not make it poor man in his cause.

4 | If thou meet thine enemy's ox 12 And if it be stolen from him, he or bis ass going astray, thou shalt sureshall make restitution unto the owner ly bring it back to him again. thereof.

5 If thou see the ass of him that ha13 If it be corn in pieces, then let him teth thee lying under his burden, and bring it for witness, and he shall not wouldest forbear to help him; thou make good that which was torn. shalt surely help with him.

14 And if a man borrow aught of 6f Thou shalt not wrest the judg. his neighbour, and it be burt or die, ment of thy poor in his cause. the owner thereof being not with it; 7 Keep thee far from a false matter; be shall surely make it good.

and the innocent and righteous slay 15 But if the owner thereof be with thou not: for I will not justify the it, he shall not make it good: if it be wicked. en hired thing, it came for his hire. 8 And thou shalt take no gift ; for

16 | And if a inan entice a maid that the gift blindeth the wise, and pervert. is not betrothed, and lie with her, be eth the words of the righteous. shall surely endów her to be his wife. 9 Also thou shalt not oppress a

17 If her father utterly refuse to give stranger : for ye know the heart of a her unto him, he shall pay money ac- stranger, seeing ye were strangers in cording to the dowry of virgins. the land of Egypt.

18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to 10 | And six years thou sbalt sow live.

thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits 19 | Whosoever lieth with a beast thereof: shall surely be put to death.

11 But the seventh year thou shalt 20 ? Hé that sacrificeth unto any let it rest and lie still; that the poor of god, save unto the LORD oaly, he shall thy people may eat: and what they Le utterly destroyed.

leare, the beasts of the field shall eat. 21 [ Thou shalt neither vex a stran- In like manner thou shalt deal with the ger, nor oppress him for ye were vineyard, and with thy olive-yard. strangers in the land of Egypt.

12 4 Six days thou shalt do thy work, 22 | Ye shall not afflict any widow, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest; or fatherless cbild.

that thine o.and thine ass may rest, 23 If thou afflict them in any wise, and the son of thy handmaid and the and they cry at all unto me, I will sure- stranger may be refreshed. Jy hear their cry;

13 | And in all things that I have 24 And my wrath shall wax hot, and said unto you be circumspect: and I will kill you with the sword, and make no mention of the names of other your wives shall be widows, and your gods, neither let it be heard out of thy children fatherless.

mouth. 25 If thou lend money to any of 14 Three times thou shalt keep a my people that is poor by thee, thou least unto me in the year. shalt not be to him as an usurer, nei- 15 Thou shalt keep the feast of unther shalt thou lay upon him usury. leavened bread: (thou shalt eat un

26 If thou at all take thy neighbour's leavened bread sevea days, as I comraiment

to pledge, thou shalt deliver it manded thee, in the time appointed unto bim by that the sun goeth down : of the month Aub; for in it thou

97 For that is his covering only; it camest out from Egypt ; and none as his raiment for his skin : wherein shall appear before ine empty :) shall be sleep and it sball come to 16 And the feast of harvest, the firstpass, when he crieth unto me, that 1 fruits of thy labours, which thou hast will hear : for I am gracious.

sowa in the field and the feast of in28 Thou shalt not revile the gods, gathering, which is in the end of the por curse the ruler of thy people. year, when thou hast gathered in thy

29 T_Thou shalt nog delay to offer the labours out of the field. first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy li- 17 Three times in the year all thy quors : the first-born of the sons shalt males sha!l appear before the LORD shou give urito me.

God, 30 Likewise shalt thou do with thine 19 T Thou shalt not offer the blood oxen, and with thy sheep, seven days of my sacrifice with leavened bread; it shall be with his dam ; on the eighth neither shall

the fat of my sacrifice reday thou shalt give it me.

main until the morning. II 1 And ye shall be holy men unto 19 The first of the first-fruits of thy me : neither shall ye eat any tlesh that land thou shalt bring into the house of us torn of beasts in the field; ye shall the LORD thy God. Thou shalt mo! cast it to the dogs.

seethe a kid in his mother's mi!

God promiseth Nis Angel. EKODUS. The glory of God appearen

20 ( Behold, I send an Angel before 4 And Moses wrote all the words of thee, to keep thee in the way, and to the LORD, and rose up early in the bring thee into the place which I have morning, and builded an altar under prepared.

the hill, and twelve pillars, according 21 Beware of him, and obey bis roice, to the twelve tribes of Israel. provoke him not; for he will not par- 5 And he sent young men of the chil. don your transgressions : for ny name dren of Israel, which offered hurnt-ofis in hin.

ferings, and sacriticed peace-offerings 99 But i thou shalt indeed obey his of oxen unto the LORD. voice, and do all that I speak, then I 6 And Moses took half of the blood, will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and put it in basons: and half of the and an adversary unto thine adversa-blood he sprinkled on the altar. ries.

And he took the book of the cover 23 For mine Angel shall go before nant, and read in the audience of tbe thee, and bring thee in unto the Amo- people : and they said, All that the rites, and the Hittites, and the Pe-Loid hath said will we do, and be rizzites, and the Canaanites, and the obedient. Hivites, and the Jebusites; and I will 8 And Moses took the blood, and cut them off.

sprinkled it on the people, and said, 94 Thou shalt not bow down to their Benoid the blood of the covenant, gods, nor serve them, nor do after which the LORD hath made with you their works; but thou shalt utterly concerning all these words. overthrow them, and quite break down 9. Then went up Moses, and Aaron, their inages.

Nadab, and Abibu, and seventy of the 25 And ye shall serve the LORD elders of Israel; your God, and he skall bless thy brend 10 And they saw the God of Israel : and thy water, and I will take sickness and there was under his feet as it were away from the midst of thee.

a paved work of a sapphire-stone, and 26 There shall nothing

cast their as it were the body of heaven in his Foung, nor be barren, in thy land : the clearness. Iumber of thy days I will fulfil.

11 And upon the nobles of the chil 27 I will send my fear before thee, dren of Israel he laid not bis hand : and will destroy all the people to whom also they saw God, and did ea: and thou shalt come; and I will make all drink. thine enemies turn their backs unto 19 And the LORD said unto Moses, thee.

Coine up to me into the mount, and 28 And I will send hornets before be there : and I will give thee tables thee, which shall drive out the Hivile, of stone, and a law, and command. the Canaanite, and the Hittite, from ments which I have written ; tha: tbou before thee.

mayest teach them. 29 I will not drive them out from le- 13 And Moscs rose up, and his mi. fore thee in one year; lest the land nister Joshua ; and Moses went up into necome desolate, and the beast of the the mount of God. field multiply against thee.

14 And he said unto the elders, Tar. 30 By little and little I will drive ry ye here for us, until we come again them out from before thee, until thou unto you: and, behold, Aaron and Hur te increased, and inherit the land. are with you ; if any inan have any

31 And I will set thy bounds from matters io do, let him come unto the Red Sea even into the sea of the them. Philistines, and from the desert unto 15 And Moses went up into the the river: for I will deliver the inha. mount, and a cloud covered the bitants of the land into your hand; and mornt. thou shalt drive them out before thee. 16 And the glory of the LORD abode

32 Thou shalt make no covenant with inpon mount Sinai, and the cloud cothem, nor with their gods.

vered it six days : and the seventh day 83 They shall not dwell in thy land, be called unto Moses out of the midst lest they make thee sin against ine : for of the cloud. if thou serve their gods, it will surely 17 And the sight of the glory of the be a snare unto thee.

LORD was like devouring fire on the CHAP XXIV.

top of the mount in the eyes of the ND be said unto Moses, Come up chiidren of Israel.

unto the LORD, thou, and Aaron, 16 And Moses went into the midst Nadab, and Abibu, ar.d seventy of the of the

cloud, and gat him up into the elders of Israel; and worship ye afar mount; and Moses was in the mount

forty days and forty nights. 2 And Moses alone shall come near

CHAP. XXV. the LOR:D, but they shall not come AND the LORD spake unto Moses, , shall

, with him.

9 Speak unto the children of Israel, 3 And Moses came, and told the that they bring me an offering : of people all the words of the LORD, and every man that giveth it willingly with all the judgments: and all the people his heart, ye sball take my offering: answered with one voice, and said, Al! 3 And this is the offering which ye the words wbich the LORD hath said shall take of them ; gold, and silici, wil we do.

ard brass,

AND

off,

The art, mercy-real,

CHAP. XXVI. table, and candlestick 4 And Hae, and purple, and scarlet, pure gold, and make thereto a crown end tine linen, and goats hair, of gold round about.

5 And rains' skins dyed red, and 2 And thou shalt make unto it a badgers' skins, and sbittiin-wood, border of an hand-breadth round about,

6 Oil for the light, spices for anoint- and thou shalt make a golden crowd fog oil, and for sweet incense, to the border thereof round about.

7 Onyx-stones, and stones to be set 26 And tbou shalt make for it four ir: the ephod, and in the breast-plate. rings of gold, and put the rings in the

8 And let tbem make me a sanctua- four corners that are on the four feet ry; that I may dwell among them. thereof.

9 According to all that I shew thee, 27 Over against the border shall the after the pattern of the tabernacle, and rings be for places of the staves to bear ihe pattern of all the instruments the table. thereof, even so shall ye make it. 28 And thou shalt make the starcs

10 And they sball make an ark of of shittim-wood, and overlay them wita shitim-wood : two cubits and a half gold that the table may be borne witb shall be the length thereof, and a cubit thein. and a half the breadth thereof, and a 29 And thou shalt make the dishes cubit and a half the height thereof. thereof, and spoons thereof, and co

11 And thou shalt overlay it with vers thereof, and bowls thereof, ! pure gold: within and without shalt cover withal; of pure gold shalt thou thou overlay it, and shalt make upon make them. it a crown of gold round about.

3C And thou shalt set upon the table 12 And thou shalt cast four rings of shewbread before me alway. gold for it, and put them in the four 31 | And thou shalt inake a candle. corners thereof; and two rings shall stick of pure gold ; of beaten work sball de in the one side of it, and two rings the candlestick be made : bis shaft, and un the otber side of it.

his branches, his bowls, bis knops, and 13 And thou shalt make staves of his flowers, shall be of the same. shittim-wood, and overlay thein with 32 And six branches shall come out gold.

of the sides of it; three branches of the 14 And thou shalt put the staves into candlestick out of the one side, and the rings oy the sides of the ark, that three branches of the candlestick out the ark may be borne with them. of the other side:

15 The siaves shall be in the rings of 33 Three bowls made lite unto al the ark; they shall not be taken monds, with a knop and a flower in from it.

one branch; and three bowls made 16 And thou shalt put into the ark like almonds in the other branch, with the testimony, which I shall give thee. a knop and a flower; so in the six

17 And thon sbalt make a mercy-branches that come out of the candle. seat of pure gold : two cubits and a stick. talf shall be the length thereof, and a 34 And in the candlestick shall be cubit and a half the breadth thereof. four bowls made like unto almonds,

18 And thou shalt make two che- with their knops and their flowers. tubims of gold, of beaten work sha! 35 And there shall be a knop under thou make them, in the two ends of two branches of the same, and a knop the mercy-seat.

under two branches of the same, and 19 And make one cherub on the one a knop under two brancbes of the same, end, and the other cherub on the other according to the six branches that proend; even of the mercy-seat sball ye ceed out of the candlestick. make the cherubims on the two ends 36 Their knops and their branches thereol

shall be of the same; all of it shall do 20. And the cherubims shall stretch one beaten work of pure gold. forth their wings on high, covering the 37 And thou shalt make the seven mercy-seat with their wings, and their lamps thereof; and they shall light the faces shall look one to another; toward lamps thereof, that they may give the mercy-seat shall the faces of the light over against it. cherubinis be.

38 And the tongs thereof, and the 21 And thou shalt put the mercy- snuff-dishes thereof, shall be of pure seat above upon the ark; and in the gold. ark thou shalt put the testimony that I 39 of a talent of pure gold shall be sball give thee.

make it, with all these vessels. 92 And there I will meet with thee, 40 And look that thou make them and I will commune with thee from after their pattern, which was shewed above the mercy-seat, from between thee in the mount. the two cberubims which are upon the

CHAP. XXVI. ark of the testimony, of all things which will give thee in command- MOREOVER, thou shale makes the of

ten curtains uf Thou shalt also make a table of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, shittim-wood : two cubits shall be the and scarlet : with cherubims of cunlength thereof, and a cubit the breadth ning work shalt thou make thein. thereof, and á cubit and a half the 2 The length of one curtain shall de height thereof.

eight and twenty cubits, and the - 21 And thou shalt overlay it will breadth of one cartrin four cubi's: and

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