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Joshua discomfits Amalek. EXODUS. Moses is counselled by Jethro. his hands were steady until the going down and the people stood by Moses from the of the sun.

morning unto the evening. 13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and 14 And when Moses' father-in-law saw his people with the edge of the sword. all that he did to the people, he said, What

14 Ånd the LORD said unto Moses, is this thing that thou doest to the people? Write this for a memorial in a book, and Why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will people stand by thee from morning unto utterly put out the remembrance of Ama- even? lek froni under heaven.

15 And Moses said unto his father-in. 15 | And Moses built an altar, and law, Because the people come unto me to called the name of it JEHOVAH-nissi : inquire of God:

16 For he said, Because the LORD hath 16 When they have a matter, they come sworn that the LORD will have war with unto me, and I judge between one and Amalek from generation to generation. another, and I do make them know the CHAP. XVIII

statutes of God, and his laws. WHE

THEN Jethro the priest Midian, 17_And Moses' father-in-law said unto

Moses? father-in-law, heard of all him, The thing that thou doest is not good. that God had done for Moses, and for Is 18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both rael his people, and that the LORD bad thou, and this people that is with thee: for brought Israel out of Egypt:

this thing is too beavy for thee; thou art 2 Then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, not able to perform it thyself alone. took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had 19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will sent her back,

give thee counsel, and God shall be with 3 And her two sons; of which the name thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, of the one was Gershom ; (for he said, I that thou mayest bring the causes unto God: have been an alicn in a strange land:). 20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances

4 And the name of the other was Elie- and laws, and shalt shew them the way zer; (for the God of my father, said he, wherein they must walk, and the work was my help, and delivered me from the that they must do. sword of Pharaoh :)!

21 Moreover, thou shalt provide out of 5 And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, all the people, able men, such as fear God, came with his sons and his wife unto Mo- men of truth, hating covetousness; and ses into the wilderness, where he encamp- place such over them to be rulers of thou. ed at the mount of God:

sands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of 6 And he said unto Moses, I thy father- fifties, and rulers of tens: in-law Jethro am come unto thee, and 22 And let them judge the people at all thy wife, and her two sons with her. seasons: and it shall be, that every great

7 | And Moses went out to meet his matter they shall bring unto thee, but father-in-law, and did obeisance, and kiss- every small matter they shall judge: so ed him: and they asked each other of their shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall welfare : and they came into the tent. bear the burden with thee.

8 And Moses told his father-in-law all 23 If thou shalt do this thing, and God that the Lord had done unto Pharaoh, and command thee so, then thou shalt be able to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all to endure, and all this people shall also go the travail that had come upon them by the to their place in peace. way, and how the Lord delivered them. 24 So Moses hearkened to the voice of

9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the good- his father-in-law, and did all that he bad ness which the Lord had done to Israel, said. whom he had delivered out of the hand of 25 And Moses chose able men out of all the Egyptians.

Israel, and made them heads orer the 10 And Jethro said, Blessed be the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hun. LORD, who hath delivered you out of the dreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens, hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand 26 And they judged the people at all of Pharaoh, who hath delivered the people seasons: the hard causes they brought unto from under the hand of the Egyptians. Moses, but every small matter they judged

11 Now I know that the LORD is greater themselves. than all gods: for in the thing wherein 27 And Moses let his father-in-law de. they dealt proudly, he was above them. part: and he went his way into his own

12 And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, land. took a burnt-offering and sacrifices for

CHAP. XIX.

N of Israel to eat bread with Moses' father Israel were gone forth out of the land in-law before God.

of Egypt, the same day came they into the 13 | And it came to pass on the mor- wilderness of Sinai. row, that Moses sat lo judge the people: 2 For they were departed from Rephi

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God's message to the Israelites. CHAP. XX.

The ten commandments. dim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, 18 And mount Sinai was altogether on and had pitched in the wilderness; and a smoke, because the Lord descended there Israel encamped before the mount. upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof as

3 And Moses went up unto God, and cended as the smoke of a furnace, and the the LORD called unto him out of the moun- whole mount quaked greatly. tain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the 19 And when the voice of the trumpet house of Jacob, and tell the children of sounded long, and waxed louder and loud. Israel ;

er, Moses spake, and God answered him 4 Ye bave seen what I did unto the by a voice. Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles 20 And the LORD came down upon wings, and brought you unto myself. mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and

5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my the LORD called Moses up to the top of voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then the mount; and Moses went up. ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me 21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go above all people: for all the earth is mine: down, charge the people, lest they break 6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom through unto the LORD to gaze, and

many of priests, and a holy nation. These are of them perish. the words which thou shalt speak unto the 22 And let the priests also which come children of Israel.

near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest 7 | And Moses came and called for the the LORD break forth upon them. elders of the people, and laid before their 23 And Moses said unto the Lord, The faces all these words which the LORD com- people cannot come up to mount Sinai: madded biin.

for thou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds
8 And all the people answered together, about the mount, and sanctity it.
and said, All that the Lord hath spoken 24 And the LORD said unto him, Away,
we will do. And Moses returned the get thee down, and thou shalt come up, .
words of the people unto the LORD. thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not

9 And the Lord said unto Moses, Lo, I the priests and the people break through,
come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the to come up unto the Lord, lest he break
people may hear when I speak with thee, forth upon them.
and believe thee for ever. And Moses told 25 So Moses went down unto the peo-
the words of the people unto the LORD. ple, and spake unto them.
10 | And the LORD said unto Moses,

CHAP. XX. day and to-morrow, and let theme wash AND

God spake all these words, saying,

2 I am the LORD thy God, which

have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, 11And be ready against the third day: for out of the house of bondage. the third day the LORD will come down in 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. me.

12 T And thou shalt set bounds unto the 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any people round about, saying, Take heed to graven image, or any likeness of any thing yourselves, that go not up into the that is in heaven above, or that is in the mount, or touch the border of it: whoso- earth bencath, or that is in the water unever toucheth the mount shall be surely der the earth : put to death:

5 Thou shalt nct bow down thyself to 13 There shall not a hand touch it, but them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy be shall surely be stoned or shot through: God am a jealous God, visiting the iniwhether it be beast or man, it shall not quity of the fathers upon the children unto live: when the trumpet soundeth long, the third and fourth generation of them they shall come up to the mount.

that hate me; 14 And Moses went down from the 6 And shewing mercy unto thousands mount unto the people, and sanctified the of them that love me, and keep my compeople; and they washed their clothes. mandments.

15 And he said unto the people, Be 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the ready against the third day: come not at LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will your wives.

not hold him guiltless that taketh his name 16 T And it came to pass on the third in vain. day in the morning, that there were thun 8 Remember the sabbath-day to keep ders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon it holy. the mount, and the voice of the trumpet 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all exceeding loud; so that all the people that thy work: was in the camp trembled.

10 But the seventh day is the sabbath 17 And Moses brought forth the people of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not out of the camp to meet with God; and do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy they stood at the nether part of the mount. daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid

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Idolatry forbidden.

EXODUS. Sundry laws and ordinances. servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger and she have borne him sons or daughters, that is within thy gates :

the wife and her children shall be her mas11 For in six days the LORD made ter's, and he shall go out by himself. heaven and earth, the sea and all that in 5 And if the servant shall plainly say, them is, and rested the seventh day: I love my master, my wife, and my chil. wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath- dren; I will not go out free: day, and hallowed it.

6 Then his master shall bring him unto 12 Honour thy father and thy mother; the judges : he shall also bring him to the that thy days may be long, upon the land door, or unto the door-post: and bis maswhich the LORD thy God giveth thee. ter shall bore his ear through with an aw); 13 Thou shalt not kill.

and he shall serve him for ever. 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 7 | And if a man sell his daughter to be 15 Thou shalt not steal.

a maid-servant, she shall not go out as the 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness men-servants do. against thy neighbour.

8 If she please not her master, who hath 17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's betrothed her to bimself, then shall he let house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-pation he shall bave no power, seeing he servant, nor bis ox, nor his ass, nor any hath dealt deceitfully with her. thing that is thy neighbour's.

9 And if he have betrothed her unto his 18 | And all the people saw the thun- son, he shall deal with her after the man. derings, and the lightnings, and the noise ner of daughters. of the trumpet, and the mountain smok 10 If he take him another wife; ber ing: and when the people saw it, they food, her raiment, and her duty of marremoved, and stood afar off.

riage shall he not diminish. 19 And they said unto Moses, Speak 11 And if he do not these three unto her, thou with us, and we will hear: but let then shall she go out free without money. not God speak with us, lest we die. 12 | He that smiteth a man, so that he

20 And Moses said unto the people, die, shall be surely put to death. Fear not: for God is come to prove you, 13 And if a man lie not in wait, but and that his fear may be before your faces, God deliver him into his hand; then I will that ye sin not.

appoint thee a place whither he shall flee. 21 And the people stood afar off, and 14 But if a man come presumptuously Moses drew near unto the thick darkness upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; where God was.

thou shalt take him from mine altar, that 22 And the LORD said unto Moses, he may die. Thus thou shalt say unto the children of 15 And he that smiteth bis father, or bis Israel; Ye have seen that I have talked mother, shall be surely put to death. with you from heaven.

16 T And he that stealeth a man, and 23 Ye shall not make with me gods of selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, silver, neither shall ye make unto you he shall surely be put to death. gods of gold.

17 | And he that curseth his father or 24 T Ån altar of earth thou shalt make his mother, shall surely be put to death, unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy 18 | And if men strive together, and burnt-offerings, and thy peace-offerings, one smite another with a stone, or with his thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places list, and he die not, but keepeth his bed: where I record my name I will come unto 19 he rise again, and walk abroad thee, and I will bless thee.

upon his staff, then shall he that sinote him 25 And if thou wilt make me an altar be quit: only he shall pay for the loss of of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn his time, and shall cause him to be tho. stone, for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, roughly healed. thou hast polluted it.

20 And if a man smite his servant, or 26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps his maid, with a rod, and be die under unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not his hand; he shall be surely punished. discovered thereon.

21 Notwithstanding, if he continue a CHAP. XXI.

day or two, he shall not be punished : for OW thou shalt set before them.

22 1 If men strive, and hurt a woman 2 If thou buy a Hebrew servant, six with child, so that her fruit depart from years he shall serve : and in the seventh her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall he shall go out free for nothing:

be surely punished, according as the wo3 If he came in by himself, he shall go man's husband will lay upon him; and he out by himself: if he were married, then shall pay as the judges determine. his wife shall go out with him.

23 And if any mischief follow, then 4 If his master have given him a wife, thou shall give life for life,

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