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Eating blood forbidden. LEVITICUS,

Unlawful marriages. the thing which the Lord hath com- for your souls : for it is the blood that manded, saying,

maketh an atonement for the soul. 3 What man soever there be of the 12 Therefore I said unto the chil. house of Israel, that killeth an ox, ordren of Israel, No soul of you shall lamb, or goat, in the camp, or that eat blood, neither shall any stranger killeth it out of the camp,

that sojourneth among you eat blood. 4 And bringeth it not unto the 13 And whatsoever man there be door of the tabernacle of the congre- of the children of Israel, or of the gation, to offer an offering unto the strangers that sojourn among you, LORD before the tabernacle of the which hunteth and catcheth any LORD; blood shall be imputed unto beast or fowl that may be eaten; he that man; he hath shed blood; and shall even pour out the blood there. that man shall be cut off from of, and cover it with dust. among his people :

14 For it is the life of all flesh; 5 To the end that the children of the blood of it is for the life thereof: Israel may bring their sacrifices, therefore I said unto the children of which they offer in the open field, Israel, Ye shall eat the blood of no even that they may bring them unto manner of flesh; for the life of all the LORD, unto the door of the taber. | flesh is the blood thereof: whosoever nacle of the congregation, unto the eateth it shall be cut off. priest, and offer them for peace offer 15 And every soul that eateth that ings unto the LORD.

which died of itself, or that which was 6 And the priest shall sprinkle the torn with beasts, whether it be one of blood upon the altar of the Lord at your own country, or a stranger, he the door of the tabernacle of the shall both wash his clothes, and bathe congregation, and burn the fat for himself in water, and be unclean until a sweet savour unto the LORD. the even: then shall he be clean.

7 And they shall no more offer their 16 But if he wash them not, nor sacrifices unto devils, after whom bathe his flesh; then he shall bear they have gone a whoring. This his iniquity. shall be a statute for ever unto them

CHAPTER XVIII. throughout their generations.

1 The corrupt doings of the heathen forbidden. 6 Unlaroful 8 | And thou shalt say unto them,

marriages. 19 Abominable lusts. Whatsoever man there be of the house AND the LORD spake unto Moses, of Israel, or of the strangers which A saying, sojourn among you, that offereth a 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, burnt offering or sacrifice,

and say unto them, I am the LORD 9 And bringeth it not unto the your God. door of the tabernacle of the congre. 3 After the doings of the land of gation, to offer it unto the LORD; Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not even that man shall be cut off from do: and after the doings of the land among his people.

of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall 10 | And whatsoever man there ye not do: neither shall ye walk in be of the house of Israel, or of the their ordinances. strangers that sojourn among you, 4 Ye shall do my judgments, and that eateth any manner of blood; keep mine ordinances, to walk there. I will even set my face against that in: I am the LORD your God. soul that eateth blood, and will cut 5 Ye shall therefore keep my stathim off from among his people. utes, and my judgments : which if

11 For the life of the flesh is in the a man do, he shall live in them: I blood; and I have given it to you am the Lord. upon the altar to make an atonement | 6 | None of you shall approach to

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Unlawful marriages. CHAPTER XIX.

Abominable lusts. any that is near of kin to him, to un- | ness, as long as she is put apart for cover their nakedness: I am the LORD. her uncleanness.

7 The nakedness of thy father, or I 20 Moreover thou shalt not lie carthe nakedness of thy mother, shalt nally with thy neighbour's wife, to thou not uncover : she is thy mother; defile thyself with her. thou shalt not uncover her nakedness. 21 And thou shalt not let any of

8 The nakedness of thy father's thy seed pass through the fire to wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy Molech, neither shalt thou profane father's nakedness.

the name of thy God: I am the LORD. 9 The nakedness of thy sister, the 22 Thou shalt not lie with mankind, daughter of thy father, or daughter as with womankind: it is abomination. of thy mother, whether she be born at 23 Neither shalt thou lie with any home, or born abroad, even their na- beast to defile thyself therewith ; neikedness thou shalt not uncover. ther shall any woman stand before a

10 The nakedness of thy son's beast to lie down thereto: it is condaughter, or of thy daughter's daugh- fusion. ter, even their nakedness thou shalt 24 Defile not ye yourselves in any not uncover: for theirs is thine own of these things : for in all these the nakedness.

nations are defiled which I cast out 11 The nakedness of thy father's before you : wife's daughter, begotten of thy fa- 25 And the land is defiled: therether, she is thy sister, thou shalt not fore I do visit the iniquity thereof uncover her nakedness.

upon it, and the land itself vomiteth 12 Thou shalt not uncover the na out her inhabitants. kedness of thy father's sister: she is | 26 Ye shall therefore keep my stat. thy father's near kinswoman.

utes and my judgments, and shall 13 Thou shalt not uncover the na not commit any of these abominakedness of thy mother's sister : for tions; neither any of your own nashe is thy mother's near kinswoman. tion, nor any stranger that sojourn.

14 Thou shalt not uncover the eth among you; nakedness of thy father's brother, 27 (For all these abominations have thou shalt not approach to his wife: the men of the land done, which were she is thine aunt.

before you, and the land is defiled ;) 15 Thou shalt not uncover the 28 That the land spew not you out nakedness of thy daughter in law: also, when ye defile it, as it spewed out she is thy son's wife; thou shalt not the nations that were before you. uncover her nakedness.

29 For whosoever shall commit any 16 Thou shalt not uncover the of these abominations, even the souls nakedness of thy brother's wife: it is that commit them shall be cut off from thy brother's nakedness.

among their people. 17 Thou shalt not uncover the na 30 Therefore shall ye keep mine orkedness of a woman and her daugh dinance, that ye commit not any one ter, neither shalt thou take her son's | of these abominable customs, which daughter, or her daughter's daughter, were committed before you, and that to uncover her nakedness; for they are ye defile not yourselves therein: I her near kinswomen: it is wickedness. am the LORD your God.

18 Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover

CHAPTER XIX. her nakedness, besides the other in

A repetition of sundry laws. her life time.

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A repetition of
LEVITICUS,

sundry laws. of the children of Israel, and say un | honour the person of the mighty : to them, Ye shall be holy: for I the but in righteousness shalt thou judge LORD your God am holy.

thy neighbour. 3 | Ye shall fear every man his 16 | Thou shalt not go up and mother, and his father, and keep my down as a talebearer among thy peosabbaths : I am the LORD your God. ple; neither shalt thou stand against

4 | Turn ye not unto idols, nor the blood of thy neighbour : I am the make to yourselves molten gods: I | LORD. am the LORD your God.

17 | Thou shalt not hate thy broth5 | And if ye offer a sacrifice of er in thine heart: thou shalt in any peace offerings unto the LORD, ye | wise rebuke thy neighbour, and not shall offer it at your own will. suffer sin upon him.

6 It shall be eaten the same day ye| 18 | Thou shalt not avenge, nor offer it, and on the morrow : and if bear any grudge against the children aught remain until the third day, it of thy people, but thou shalt love shall be burnt in the fire.

thy neighbour as thyself: I am the 7 And if it be eaten at all on the LORD. third day, it is abominable ; it shall | 19 | Ye shall keep my statutes. not be accepted.

Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender 8 Therefore every one that eateth it with a diverse kind : thou shalt not shall bear his iniquity, because he sow thy field with mingled seed : hath profaned the hallowed thing of neither shall a garment mingled of the LORD; and that soul shall be cut linen and woollen come upon thee. off from among his people.

20 | And whosoever lieth carnally 9 | And when ye reap the harvest with a woman, that is a bondmaid, of your land, thou shalt not wholly betrothed to a husband, and not reap the corners of thy field, neither at all redeemed, nor freedom given shalt thou gather the gleanings of her; she shall be scourged: they thy harvest.

shall not be put to death, because 10 And thou shalt not glean thy she was not free. vineyard, neither shalt thou gather 21 And he shall bring his trespass every grape of thy vineyard; thou offering unto the LORD, unto the door shalt leave them for the poor and of the tabernacle of the congregation, stranger: I am the LORD your God. even a ram for a trespass offering.

11 | Ye shall not steal, neither deal! 22 And the priest shall make an falsely, neither lie one to another. atonement for him with the ram of

12 | And ye shall not swear by my the trespass offering before the LORD name falsely, neither shalt thou pro- for his sin which he hath done; and fane the name of thy God: I am the the sin which he hath done shall LORD.

be forgiven him. 13 | Thou shalt not defraud 23 | And when ye shall come into thy neighbour, neither rob him: the the land, and shall have planted all wages of him that is hired shall not manner of trees for food, then ye abide with thee all night until the shall count the fruit thereof as un. morning.

circumcised: three years shall it be 14 | Thou shalt not curse the deaf, as uncircumcised unto you: it shall nor put a stumblingblock before the not be eaten of. blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am 24 But in the fourth year all the the LORD.

fruit thereof shall be holy to praise 15 | Ye shall do no unrighteous. the LORD withal. ness in judgment; thou shalt not re- 25 And in the fifth year shall ye eat spect the person of the poor, nor of the fruit thereof, that it may yield

Divers laws
CHAPTER XX.

and ordinances. unto you the increase thereof: I am dren of Israel, Whosoever he be of the the LORD your God.

children of Israel, or of the strangers 26 | Ye shall not eat any thing that sojourn in Israel, that giveth any with the blood, neither shall ye use of his seed unto Molech; he shall enchantment, nor observe times. surely be put to death: the people of

27 Ye shall not round the corners the land shall stone him with stones. of your heads, neither shalt thou mar 3 And I will set my face against the corners of thy beard.

that man, and will cut him off from 28 Ye shall not make any cuttings among his people; because he hath in your flesh for the dead, nor print given of his seed unto Molech, to any marks upon you: I am the LORD. defile my sanctuary, and to profane

29 | Do not prostitute thy daugh- my holy name. ter, to cause her to be a whore ; lest 4 And if the people of the land do the land fall to whoredom, and the any ways hide their eyes from the land become full of wickedness. man, when he giveth of his seed un

30 | Ye shall keep my sabbaths, to Molech, and kill him not; and reverence my sanctuary: I am 5 Then I will set my face against the LORD.

that man, and against his family, 31 | Regard not them that have and will cut him off, and all that go familiar spirits, neither seek after a whoring after him, to commit wizards, to be defiled by them: I am whoredom with Molech, from among the LORD your God.

their people. 32 | Thou shalt rise up before the 6 | And the soul that turneth after hoary head, and honour the face of such as have familiar spirits, and after the old man, and fear thy God: I wizards, to go a whoring after them, am the LORD.

I will even set my face against that 33 | And if a stranger sojourn with soul, and will cut him off from among thee in your land, ye shall not vex him. his people.

34 But the stranger that dwelleth | 7 | Sanctify yourselves therefore, with you shall be unto you as one and be ye holy: for I am the LORD born among you, and thou shalt love your God. him as thyself; for ye were strangers 8 And ye shall keep my statutes, in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD and do them: I am the LORD which your God.

sanctify you. 35 | Ye shall do no unrighteous 9 For every one that curseth his ness in judgment, in meteyard, in father or his mother shall be surely weight, or in measure.

put to death: he hath cursed his fa36 Just balances, just weights, a ther or his mother ; his blood shall just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye be upon him. have: I am the LORD your God, which 10 | And the man that committeth brought you out of the land of Egypt. adultery with another man's wife, even

37 Therefore shall ye observe all he that committeth adultery with his my statutes, and all my judgments, neighbour's wife, the adulterer and the and do them: I am the LORD. adulteress shall surely be put to death.

11 And the man that lieth with his CHAPTER XX. 1 The punishment denounced against him that offereth

father's wife hath uncovered his fahis children to Molech; 6 that consulteth wizards ; 9 ther's nakedness: both of them shall that curseth his parents ; 10 and that committeth adultery, incest, sodomy, and other abominations. 22 Obe

surely be put to death; their blood dience is required.

shall be upon them. AND the LORD spake unto Moses, 12 And if a man lie with his daughA saying,

ter in law, both of them shall surely 2 Again, thou shalt say to the chil. / be put to death: they have wrought

Divers laws
LEVITICUS,

and ordinances. confusion; their blood shall be upon 23 And ye shall not walk in the them.

| manners of the nation, which I cast 13 If a man also lie with mankind, out before you : for they committed as he lieth with a woman, both of all these things, and therefore I ab. them have committed an abomina horred them. tion: they shall surely be put to 24 But I have said unto you, Ye death; their blood shall be upon them. shall inherit their land, and I will

14 And if a man take a wife and give it unto you to possess it, a land her mother, it is wickedness: they that floweth with milk and honey: I shall be burnt with fire, both he and am the LORD your God, which have they ; that there be no wickedness separated you from other people. among you.

25 Ye shall therefore put difference 15 And if a man lie with a beast, between clean beasts and unclean, he shall surely be put to death; and and between unclean fowls and clean: ye shall slay the beast.

and ye shall not make your souls 16 And if a woman approach unto abominable by beast, or by fowl, or any beast, and lie down thereto, thou by any manner of living thing that shalt kill the woman, and the beast: creepeth on the ground, which I have they shall surely be put to death; separated from you as unclean. their blood shall be upon them.

26 And ye shall be holy unto me: 17 And if a man shall take his for I the Lord am holy, and have sister, his father's daughter, or his severed you from other people, that mother's daughter, and see her na ye should be mine. kedness, and she see his nakedness; | 27 | A man also or woman that it is a wicked thing; and they shall be hath a familiar spirit, or that is a cut off in the sight of their people: | wizard, shall surely be put to death : he hath uncovered his sister's naked- they shall stone them with stones; ness; he shall bear his iniquity. their blood shall be upon them.

18 And if a man shall lie with a woman having her sickness, and shall

CHAPTER XXI.

1 Of the priests' mourning. 6 Of their holiness. 13 Of uncover her nakedness; he hath dis

their marriages. 16 Any one that hath a blemish covered her fountain, and she hath must not minister in the sanctuary. uncovered the fountain of her blood : AND the Lord said unto Moses, and both of them shall be cut off from A Speak unto the priests the sons among their people.

of Aaron, and say unto them, There 19 And thou shalt not uncover the shall none be defiled for the dead nakedness of thy mother's sister, nor among his people: of thy father's sister; for he uncov. 2 But for his kin, that is near unto ereth his near kin: they shall bear him, that is, for his mother, and for their iniquity.

his father, and for his son, and for 20 And if a man shall lie with his his daughter, and for his brother, uncle's wife, he hath uncovered his 3 And for his sister a virgin, that is uncle's nakedness: they shall bear nigh unto him, which hath had no their sin; they shall die childless. husband; for her may he be defiled.

21 And if a man shall take his bro- 4 But he shall not defile himself, ther's wife, it is an unclean thing: being a chief man among his people, he hath uncovered his brother's na to profane himself. kedness; they shall be childless. 5 They shall not make baldness

22 | Ye shall therefore keep all my upon their head, neither shall they statutes, and all my judgments, and do shave off the corner of their beard, them: that the land, whither I bring nor make any cuttings in their flesh. you to dwell therein, spew you notout. 6 They shall be holy unto their

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