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thy herd, and of thy flock, thou shalt sanc- whick the LORD thy God hath chosen to lily unto the LORD thy God: thou shalt du place his name llicre. no work with the firstling oil!ly bullock, 12 And thou shalt reinember that thnu por shear the firstling of thy sheep wast a bond-man in Egypt: and thou shake

20 Thou shall eat it before the LORD thy observe and do these stalutes. God year by year, in the place which the 13 Thou shall observe the feast of taberLorv shall choose, thou and thiy househoid. nacles seven days, after that thou hast ga

21 And if there be any blemish therein, astered in thy corn and thy wino. if it be lame, or blind, or have any ill ble. 14 And ihou shall rejoice in thy feast, wish, thou shall not sacrifice it unto the thou, and thy son, and thy daugliter, and Lord thy God.

thy nian-servant, and iliy maid-servant, and 2. Thou shalt eat it within thy gates; the the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, unclean and the clean person shull eat it and tie widow, that are within thy gales. alike, as the roe-buck, and as the hart. 15 Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn

23 Only thou shall not ea: t.e blood thereof; feast unto the LORD thy God in the place thou shalt pour it upon the ground as water wich the Lord shall choose : because the CHAP. X11.

LORD thy God shall bles thee in all thine in

, bands ; the passover unto the Lord thy God: therefore thou shall surely rejoice. for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God 16 1 Three times in a year shall all thy brought the forth out of Egypt by nigbe. males appear before the LORD thy God in the

Thou shalt therefore sacritice the pass- place which he shall clioo t; in the feast of orer unto the LORD thy God, of the Hock unlearened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and the berd, in the place which the Lord and in the least of tabernacles: and they shall choose to place bis naine there. shall not appear before the LORD emply.

3 Thou shall eat no leavened bread with 17 Every man shall give as lie is able, acit : Neven days shalt thou eat unleavened cording to the blessing of the LORD thy God hread therewiih, even the bread of afiliction: which he hath given thee. (for thou camest forth out of the land of 18. Judges and officers sl:alt thou make Egypt in haste :) that thou mayest remem- thee in a!l thy gates, which the Lord thy ber the day when thou camese forth out of God giveth thee, tlıroughout thy tribes, and the land of Egypt all the days of thy life. theyslall judge the people with just judgment.

4 And there shall be po leavened bread 19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment: thiou been with thee in all thy coasts seven days; shalt rot respect persons, neither take a gift: acither shall there any thing of the Hesh, for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wire', which thou sacrificed the first day al even, and pervert the words of the righteous. remain all nigtit until the inorning.

20' That which is altogetlier just shalt thon 5 Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the within any ot’tly gates, which the Lord thy land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. God giveth thee:

21 1 Thou slialt not plant thee a gruve of 6 But at the place which the Lord thy any trees near unto the allar of the LORD God shall choose to place his name in, there uy Gol, which thou shalt make thee. thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even, at 22 Neither shalt thou set thee up any the going down of sun, at the season image, which the LORD thy God hatein. that thou camest forth cut of Egypt.

CHAP. XVII. 7 And thou shalt roast and eat it in the place which tlie Lory thy God shall chinose: T1U slalt not sacrifice unto the Lord

thy God any bullock or sheep wherein and thou shalt turn in the morning, and go is blemish or any evil-lavouredness : for that unto iliy tents.

is an abomination unto the LORD thy God. 8 Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread, 2 11 If there be found among you, within and on the seventh day shall be a solemn as- any of thy gates which the Lord thy God sembly to the Lord thy God; thou shalt do giveth thee, man or woman that hath po work inerein.

wrought wickedness in the sight of the LOR 9 Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thy God, in transgressing his covenant, thee: legin to number the seven weeks from 3 And hath gone and served other gods, such time as thou beginnest to put the sickle and worshipped them, either the sun, or to the corn.

moon, or any of the liost of beaven, which I 10 And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks have not cominanded; unto the LORD thy God with a tribute of a 4 And it be told thee, and thou hast beard free-will-offering of thine hand, which thou of it, and enquired diligently, and, behold, it shalt give unto ihe LORD thy God, accord-be true, and the thing certain, thui such aboing as the LORD thy God hath blessed thee: mination is wroughii in Israel;

11 And thou shali rejoice before the LORD 5 Then shalt thou bring forth that man or thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daugli- that woman, which have committed that ter, and thy man-servant, and thy maid-ser- wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man vant, and ibe Levite that is within thy gates, or that woman, ed shall stone then with and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the stones, tili they al. widow, that are among you, in the place 6 At the niour of two witnesses, or thres

witneve3, shall he that is worthy of death days in his kingdom, he, and his children, be put to death, but at the mouth of one in the midst of Israel. witness he shall not be put to death.

CHAP. XVIII. 7 The hands of the witresses shall be first THE priests the Levites, and all the tribe upon him to put him to death, and after of Levi, shall have no part nor inherite ward the hands of all the people: ss thouance with Israel; they shall eat the offerings shalt piit the evil away from among you. of the LORD made by fire,and his inheritance.

81 If there arise a matter too hard for 2 Therefore they shall have no inheritance thee in judgment, between blood and blood, among their brethren: the Lord is their inbetween plea and plea, and between stroke heritance, as he hath said unto thein. and stroke, being matters of controvrrsy, 3 And this shall be the priest's due from within any gnies: then shalt thou arise, and the people, from them that offer a sacrifice, ei

thee up into the place which the LORD whether it be ox or sheep; and they shall jy God shall choose:

give unto the priest the shoulder, and the 9. And thou shalt come unto the priests the iwo cheeks, and the maw. Levites, aud unto the judge that shall be in 4 The first-fruit also of thy corn, or thy those days, and enquire; and they shall shew wine, and of thine oil, and the first of die Thee the sentence of judgment.

fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou give him. 10 Aud thou shait do cccording to the 5 For the LORD thy God hath chosen hin sentence which they of that place which the out of all thy tribes,to stand to minister in the Lori) shall choose shall shew thee; and thou name of the Lord, hiin and bis sons, for ever sbalı observe to do according to all that they 61 And if a Levite come from any of thy inform thee:

gales, out of all Israel, where he sojourned, 11 According to the sentence of the law and come with all the desire of his mind uuto which they shall teach thee, and according the place which the Lord shall choose; to the judgment which they shall tell thec, 7 Then he shall minister in the uame of Thou skall do: thou shalt not decline from the LORD his God, as all lois brethren the Lethe sentence which they shall shew thee, to vites do, which stand there before the LORD. the right hand nor to the left.

8 They shall have like portions to eal, 12 And the man that will do presump-besides that which cometh of the sale of his mously, and will not hearken unto the priest patrimony: that standeth to minister there before the 9 When thou art come into the land LORD thy God, or into the judge, even that which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou inan shall die: and thou shall put away the shalt not learn to do after llie abominations evil from Israel.

of those nations. 13 And all the people shall hear, and 10 There shall not be found among you fear, and do no wore presumptuously. any one that maketh his son or liis daughier

14 T When thou art come unto ihe land to pass through the fire, or that use.ch divi which the LORD thy Ciod giveth thee, and nation, or an observer of times, or an en shalt possess it, and shalt uwell iberein, and chancr, or a witch, shall say, I will set a king over me, like as 11 Or a charmer, or a consulter wiih famiall the nations that are about me:

liar spirits, or a wizard, or a necronkancer. 15 Thou shalt in any wisc set him king over 12 For all that do these things are an thee, whom the LORD thy God shall choose; abomination unto the LORD: and because one from among thy brethren shalt thou set of these abominations the Lord thy God king over thee: thou mayest not set a stran- Hoth drive them out from before thee. ger over thee, which is not thy brother. 13 Thou shall be perfect with the LORD 16 But he shall not inultiply horses to him- thy God. self, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, 14 For these nations which thou shalt to the end that he should multiply horses: possess, hearkened unto observers of times, forasmuch as the Lord hath said unto you, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD Yeshall henceforth return no more that way. thy God hath not suffered thee so to do. 17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, 15 1 The LORD thy God will raise up unto that bis heart turn not away; neither shall thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of he greatly multiply 10 himself silver and gold. of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him yo

18 And it shall be, when he sitteih upon shall hearken; the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write 16 According to all that thou desiredest of him a copy of this law in a bouk, out of that the LORD thy God in Horeb, in the day, which is before the priests the Levites : the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again

19 And it shall be with him, and be shall the voice or the LORD my God, neither lei me read therein all the days of his life; that he see this great fire any more, that I die not. inay learn to fear the Lord his God, to keep 17 And the LORD said unto me, They have all the words of this law, and these statules, well spoken that which they have spoken. to do them:

18 I will raise them up a Prophet from 20 That his heart be not listed up above among their brethren, like unto thee, and will bis brethren, acid that he turn not aside from put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak the commandment, to the right hand or lo unto them all that I shall command him.


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will not liearken unto my n ords, which he 11 1 Thou shant of remove thy neigh. ba! speak in my name, I will require it of bour's land-mark, which they of old :ime bin.

have set in thine in!eritance, which the 20 1 But the prophet which shall presume shalt inherit in the land that the Lord lin Io speak a word in my name, vhich I oave God giveth thee to possess it. pot commanded him to speak, or that shall 15 91 One witness shall not rise up against speak in the name of other gods, even that a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any prophet shall die.

sin that he sidueth: at the mouth of two wii1 And if thou say in thine heart, How nesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall we know the word which the LORD shall the matter be establislied. hath not spoken?

16 I Il a false witness rise up against 2. When a prophet speaketlı in the name any man, to testify against him that which of tire LORD, if the thing follow not, nor is wrong; eorie to pass, that is the thing which the 17 TI:en both the men, between whom the Load hath not spoken, but the prophet hath controversy is, shall stand before the LORD), spoken it presumptuously: thou shall not be before the priests and the judges which shail afraid of hun.

be in those days : CHAP. XIX.

18. And the judges shall make diligent in. THEN the Lord thy God hath cut off the guisition : and, behold, if the witness be a grethi thee, and thou succeedest them, and his brother; dwellest in their cities, and in their houses ; 19 Then shall ye do unto him as he liaa

9 Thou shalt separate three cities for the thought to have done unto his brother : so in the midst of thy land, which the Lord thy shalt thou put the evil away from among you. jod giveth thee io possess it.

20 And those which remain shall bear, and 3 Thou shalt prepare thee a way, and di-fear, and shall henceforth commit no inore ride the coasts of thy land, wbicn the Lord any such evil among you. why God giveth thee to inherit, into three 21. And thine eye shall not pity; but life narts, that every slayer may flee thither. shall

go for life, eye for eye, looth for tooth, 4! And this is the case of the slayer which band for hand, foot for fool. dall flee thither, that lie inay live: Whoso

CHAP. XX. killeur his neighbour ignorantly, whom he THEN thou goest out to battle against haled not in time past;

As when a man goeth into the wood with chariots, and a people more than thou, be his neighbour to bew wood, and his band not afraid of them; for the LORD thy God is Bricheth a stroke with the axe to cut down with thee, which brought thee up out of the the tree, and the head slipperh from the belve, land of Egypt. And lightech upon his neighbour, that he die: 2 And it shall he, when ye are come nigh be sliallilee unto one of these cities, and live ; unto the baule, that the priest shall approach

Lest the arenger of blood pursue the and speak unto tive people,
d'aver, while liis heart is lol, and overtake 3 And shall say unto them, Hear, O Isracl;
siin, because the way is long, and slay him; Ye approach this day unto baulc againsi
whereas he was not worthy of death, inas- your enemies: £t not your hearts faint; lear
much as he hated him not in time past. not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terci-

ï Wherefore I command thee, saying, fied because of them:
Thou shale separate three cities for thee. 4 For the LORD your God is lie tha! goela

8 And if the LORD thy God enlarge thy with you, lo figlit for you against your enem
coust, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers, and mies, to save you.
give thee all the land which lie promised to 5 | And the officers shall speak unto the
give unto thy fathers:

people, saying, What man is there that hath 9 If thou shalt keep all these command- built a new house, and bath not dedicated it! ments to do them which I command thee this let him go and return to his house, lest le die dov, to love the LORD thy God, and io walk in the battle, and another man dedicate it, ever in his ways; then shalt thou add three 6 And what man is he that hatli planted a cities more for thee, besides these three :

vineyard, and hath not yet eaten of it ? let 10 That innocent blood be not shed in thy him also go and return unto his house, lest he land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee die in the battle, and another man eat of it. for ao inheritance, and so blood be upon thee. 7 And what man is there that hath betroth

11 But if any man hale his neighbour, ed a wife, and hath not taken her ? let him and lie in wait for him, and rise up against go and return unto his house, lest he die in him, and smite him mortally that he die, and the battle, and another man take her. feetlı into one of these cities;

8 And the officers shall speak further unto 12 Then the eklers of his city shall send and the people, and they shall say, What man is felch bim lhence, and deliver him into tbe there that is fearful and faint-hearted ? let Land of the avenger of blood, that he may die. him go and return unto his house, lest his

13 Thiie eye shall not fity liim : but thou brethiren's lieart faint as well as his heart. ehalt put away the guilt of innocent blood 9 And it shall be, when the officers have trom Israel, that it may go well with thee, made an end of speaking unto the people

that they shall make captains of the armies the name of the Lord;) and by their word to lead ihe people.


every controversy and every stroke be 101 Whenthou ccmest nigh unto a city to tried. fight against it, then proclaiin peace unto it. 6 And all the elders of that city', that cre

Jl And it shall be, it it make thee answer of next unto the slain min, shall washiheir hands peace, ard open unto thee, then it shall be, over the beiser lliat is beheaded in the valley: ihat ali the people that is found therein shall 7. And they shall answer and say, Our he tributaries unto tiee, and they shall serve hands have not shed this blood, neither have thee.

our eves seen it. 12 And if it will make no peace with thee, 8 Be merciful, O Lord, unto thy people but will make war against thee, then tbou Israel, whom thou hast redeemeci, and lay shait besioge ir:

not innocent blood unto thy people of Israe's 13 And when the Lord thy God liath de- charge. And the blood shall be forgiven thein. livered it into thine liands, thou shalt smile 9 Soshalt thou put away the guilt of innoerery male thereof with the edge of the sword: cent blood from among you, when thou shalt

HÁ But the women, and the little ones, and do that which is right in the siglit of the Lord. the cattle, and all that is in the city, ein all 10 . When thou goest forth to war against the spoil thereof, shalt thou take to thyself thine enemies, and the LORD tiy God hatha and thou shalt eat the spoil of thine enrinies, delivered them into thine bands, and thou which the Lon! Diy God bath given thee. hast taken them captive,

15 Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities 11 And seest among the captives a beautiful u hich are very far o!from thee, which are woman, and liast a desire into her, thal thiou pot of the cities of these nations.

wouldest have her to the wite; 161 But o: the cities of these people, 12 Then thou shalt bring lier home to thine which the Lord thy God do:lı give dee for house, and she shall shave her head, and pare an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing her nails; that breatheth:

13 And she shall put the raiment of her 17 But thou shalt utterly destroy them ; captivity from off her, and shall remain in namely, the Hittites, and the Amoriles, the thine house, and he wail lier father and her Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, mother a full month: and after Uat thou and the Jebusiles, as the LORD thy God hath shia! go in unto her, and be her husband, commanded thee :

and she shall be diy wife. 18 That they teach you not to do after all 14 And it shall be, is thou have no delight their abominations, which liey have done in her, then thou shalt let iier go whither unto their gods ; so should ye sín against the she will; but thou shall not sell her at all for Lord your God.

money, thou shalt not make merchandise of 19 When thou shalt besiege a city a long her, because thou hast humbled her. time, in making war against it to take it, 15 Ilfa man have two wives, one belothou shall noi destroy the trees thereof by ved, and another hatrd, and they have born forcing an axe against them: for thou may. bim children, both the beloved and the haled est eat of them, and thou shalt not cut them and is the first-born son be hers that was down, (for the tree of l!ie field is man's life,) hated : to employ them in the siege :

16 Then it shall be, when he maket, his 20 Only the trees which thou know est sons to inherit thut which he haili, that be that they be not trees for meal, thou shalt may not make the son of the beloved fir destroy and cut them down; and thou shali born before the son of the hated, which is build baiwarks agamst the city that maketli indeed the first-born : war with thee, until it be subdued.

17 But he shall acknowledge the son of CHAP. XXI.

the hated for the first-born, by giving him a Lord thy God giveth thee to possess il, the beginning of lis strength; the right of lying in the field, and it be not knowu who the first-born is his. hath slain him;

18 ! Ifa inan have a stubborre and rebel. 2 Then thy elders and thy judges shall lious son, which will not obey the voice of come forth, and they shall measure unto the his father, or the voice of his mother, ind cities which are round about hin that is slain : that, when they have chastened him, will not

3 And it shall be, that the city which is next hearken unto them ; unto the slain man, even the elders of that 19 Then shall bis father and his mother las city sball take an beifer which hath not been hold on him, and bring him out unto the el. wrought withi, and which hath not drawn in ders of hiscity, and unto:he gute of his place: tbe yoke;

20. And they shall say unto the elders of 4' And the elders ciat city shall bring his city, This our son is stubborn and rebeldown the heifer unto a rough valley, which lions, he will not obey vur voice; he is a is neither cared nor sown, and shall strike off glution and a drunkard. the heifer's neck there in the valley:

21 And all the men of liis city shall stone 5 And the priests, the sons of Levi, shall him with stones, that he die: 90 siialt thou come near; (for them the Lord thy God hath put evil away from among you; and all is chosen to minister unto him, and to bless in'rael s!iall hear, and lear

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2! 1 Anda mat m'e committed a sin 17 And, lo, he hath given occasions of wrthy oj death, and he be to be put to speech uguinst her, saying, I found mou My do rth, and thou hang him on a tree; daughter a maid; and yet these ure the lukeis 2 Bisluuly shall not remain all night upon of my daughter's virginity. And they shall the trce, but thou shalt in ary wise bury him spread the cloth before the elders of the city. this day; (for lie that is hanged is accursed or 18 And the elders of that city shall lahe God;) that thy laed be not defiled, which the that man and chastise bim; Luan thy God giveth thee for an inheritance. 19 And they shal: amerce him in an hanCHAP. XXII.

dred shekels of silver, and give them unto the

, he bis sheep go astray, and hide thyself up an evil name upou a virgin of Israel, and froin them; thou shalt in any case bring she shall be his wife : le may not put her them again unto thy brother.

away all his days. 2 And it thy brother le not nigh unto thee, 20 But if this ihing be true, and the tokens or if thou know him not; then thou shall of virginity be not found for the damsel : bring it unto thine own house, and it shall be 21 Then they shall bring out the ramsel to with thee until thy brother seek after it, and the door of her father's house, and the men abou shalt restore it to him again.

of her city shall stone her with stones that she 3 In like inanver shalt thou do with his die; because she hath wrought folly in Israel, ass, and so shalt thou do with his raiment; to play the whore in her father's house : so and with all lost things of thy brother's, which shalt thou put evil away from among you. he hath lost, and thou hasi found, shalt thou 22 1 If a man be found lying with a wne do likewise : thou mayest not hide thyself. man married to an husband, ihen they shall

4. Thou shall not see thy brother's ass both of them die, both the man that lay with or his ox fall down by the way, and hide the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou Thyself from them; thou shall surely help put away evil from Israei. hi to lift them up again.

23 si li a damsel that is a virgin be be51 The woman sliall not wear that which trothed unto an husband, and a man find pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man her in the city, and lie with her; out on a woman's garment: for all that do so 24 Then ye shall bring them both out tre abomination unto the LORD thy God. unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone

6 5 Ifa bird's nest chance to be before thee them with stones that they die; the damsel, in the way in any tree, or on the ground, because she cried not, being in the city; and whether they be young ones or eggs, and the the man, because he hath humbled his daun sitting upon the young,or upon the eggs, neighbour’s wife: so thou shalt put away evil thou shali noi take the dam with the young;, from among you.

7 But thou shalt in any wise let the dam 25 | But if a man find a betrothed damsel go, and take the young to thee: that it may in the field, and the man force her, and lie be well with thee, and thal thou mayest pro- with her; then the man only that lay with bog thy days.

her shall die: 8 When thou buildest a new house, then 26 But unto the damsel thou shall do nothou shalt inake a battlement for thy roof, thing; there is in the damsel no sin worthy that thou bring not blood upon thine house, of death : for as when a man riseth against if any man fall from thence.

his neighbour, and slayeth bim, even so is 9 € Thou shall not sow thy vineyard with this matter: divers seeds; lest the fruit of thy seed which 27 For he found her in the field, and the thou hast sown, and the fruit of thy vine-betrothed damsel cried, and there was none yard, be defiled.

to save her. 10 | Thou shalt not plow with an ox and 28 11 If a man find a damsel that is a vir. ai ass together.

gin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on Jl ^ Thou shall not wear a garment of di- her, and lie with her, and they be found; vcrs surts, as of woollen and linen together. 29 Then the inan that lay with her shall

12. \ Thou shalt make thee fringes upon give unto the damsel's father fifty shekels o. the four quarters of thy vesture, wherewith silver, and she shall be his wife; because he thou coverest thyself.

bath humbled her, he may not put her away 13 I If any man take a wife, and go in all his days. un in her, and liate her,

30 1 Aman shall not take his father's wife, 14 And give occasions of speecis against nor discover his father's skirt. ber, and bring up 211 evil name upon her, and

CHAP. XXIII. say, I took this woman, and when I came to aer, I found hier not a maid:

his privy member cut off, shall not 16 Then shall the father of the damsel enter into the congregation of the LORD. and her mother, take and bring forth the 2 A bastard shall not enter into the conrokens of the damsel's virginity unto the el- gregation of the LORD; even to his tenth ders of the city in the gate:

generation shall he not enter into the con16 And the damsel's father shall say unto gregation of the LORD. the elders, 1 gave my daughter unto this 3 || An Ammoniteor Moabite shall not enman to wise, and hc hateth her;

ter into the congregat on of the LORD : cven

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