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The day of atonement. LEVITICUS, The feast of tabernacles. est, neither shalt thou gather any be holy convocations, to offer an gleaning of thy harvest: thou shalt offering made by fire unto the leave them unto the poor, and to. LORD, a. burnt-offering, and a the stranger: I am the LORD your meat-offering, a sacrifice, and God.

drink-offerings, every thing upon 23 | And the LORD spake unto his day: Moses, saying,

38 Besides the sabbaths of the 24 Speak unto the children of LORD, and besides your gifts, and Israel, saying, In the seventh besides all your vows, and besides month, in the first day of the all your free-will-offerings, which month, shall ye have a sabbath, a ye give unto the LORD. memorial of blowing of trumpets, a 39 Also in the fifteenth day of holy convocation.

the seventh month, when ye have 25 Ye shall do no servile work gathered in the fruit of the land, ye therein; but ye shall offer an of- shall keep a feast unto the LORD fering made by fire unto the seven days: on the first day shall LORD.

be a sabbath, and on the eighth 26 IT And the LORD spake unto day shall be a sabbath. Moses, saying,

40 And ye shall take you on the 27 Also on the tenth day of this first day the boughs of goodly seventh month there shall be a day trees, branches of palm-trees, and convocation unto you, and ye shall lows of the brook; and ye shall reafflict your souls, and offer an of joice before the LORD your God fering made by fire unto the seven days. LORD.

41 And ye shall keep it a feast 28 And ye shall do no work in unto the LORD seven days in the that same day; for it is a day of year. It shall be a statute for ever atonement, to make an atonement in your generations ; ye shall celefor you before the LORD your brate it in the seventh month. God.

42 Ye shall dwell in booths se29 For whatsoever soul it be that ven days; all that are Israelites shall not be afflicted in that same born shall dwell in booths: day, he shall be cut off from among 43 That your generations may his people.

know that I made the children of 30 And whatsoever soul it be that Israel to dwell in booths, when doeth any work in that same day, brought them out of the land of the same soul will I destroy from Egypt: I am the LORD your God. among his people.

44 And Moses declared unto the 31 Ye shall do no manner of children of Israel the feasts of the work. It shall be a statute for LORD. ever throughout your generations

CHAP. XXIV. in all your dwellings.

Shelomith's Son blasphemeth. of rest, shall afflict your 32. It shall be ushtaron sabbath A Bike

TorD spake unto Mo souls: ' in the ninth day of the 2 Command the children of Ismonth at even, from even unto rael, that they bring unto thee pure even, shall ye celebrate your sab- oil-olive beaten for the lightto bath

cause the lamps to burn continu33 11 And the LORD spake unto ally, Moses, saying,

3 Without tho vail of the testi34 Speak, unto the children of mony, in the tabernacle of the conIsrael, saying,

The fifteenth day of gregation, shall Aaron order it this seventh month shall be the from the evening unto the morning feast of tabernacles for seven days before the LORD continually : it unto the LORD.

shall be a statute for ever in your 35 On the first day shall be a generations. holy convocation: ye shall do no 4 He shall order the lamps upon servile work therein.

the pure candlestick before the 36 Seven days ye shall offer an LORD'continually. offering made by fire unto the 5 And thou shalt take fine LORD: on the eighth day shall be flour, and bake twelve cakes therea holy convocation

unto you, and of: two tenth-deals shall be in ono ye shall offer an offering made by cake. fire unto the LORD: it is a solemn 6 And thou shalt set them in two assembly; and ye shall do no ser- rows,

six on a row, upon the pure vile work therein.

table before the LORD. 37 These are the feasts of the 7 And thou shalt put pure frankLORD, which ye shall proclaim to ) incense upon each row,

that it may


The law of blasphemy. CHAP. XXV. The year of jubiles be on the bread for a memorial, for one of your own country: for I even an offering made by fire unto am the LORD your God. the LORD.

23 | And Moses spake unto the 8 Every sabbath he shall set it children of Israel, that they should in order before the LORD continual- bring forth him that had cursed ly, being taken from the children of out of the camp, and stone him Israel by an everlasting cove- with stones: and the children of nant.

Israel did as the LORD commanded 9 And it shall be Aaron's and Moses. his sons'; and they shall eat it in

CHAP. XXV. the holy place: for it is most holy The Year of Jubilee. LORD made by fire byra perpetulae AND the LORD spake unto Mo

ses in mount Sinai, saying, statute.

2 Speak unto the children of Is10 11 And the son of an Israelitish rael, and say unto them, When ye woman, whose father was an come into the land which I give Egyptian, went out among the chil- you, then shall the land keep a saldren of Israel; and this son of the bath unto the LORD. Israelitish woman and a man 3 Six years thou shalt sow thy of Israel strove together in the field, and six years thou shalt prune campi

thy vineyard, and gather inthe fruit 11 And the Israelitish woman's thereof; son blasphemed the name of the 4 But in the seventh year shall LORD, and cursed: and they be a sabbath of rest unto the land, brought him unto Moses : (and his a sabbath for the LORD: thou shalt mother's name was Shelomith, the neither sow thy field, nor prune thy daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of vineyard. Dan:)

5 That which groweth of its own 12 And they put him in ward, accord of thy harvest, thou shalt that the mind of the LORD might not reap, neither gather the grapes be shewed them.

of thy vine undressed: for it is a 13 1 And the LORD spake unto year of rest unto the land. Moses, saying,

6 And the sabbath of the land 14 Bring forth him that hath curs- shall be meat for you; for thee, ed without the camp; and let all and for thy servant, and for thy that heard him lay their hands up- maid, and for thy hired servant, on his head, and let all the congre- and for thy stranger that sojourneth gation stone him.

with thee, 15 And thou shalt speak unto 7 And for thy cattle, and for the the children of Israel, saying; beast that are in thy land, shall all Whosoever curseth his God shall the increase thereof be meat. bear his sin.

8 And thou shalt number se16 And he that blasphemeth the ven sabbaths of years unto thee, name of the LORD, he shall surely seven times seven years; and the be put to death, and all the congre- space of the seven sabbaths of gation shall certainly stone him: years shall be unto thee forty and as well the stranger, as he that is nine years. born in the land, when he blasphe 9-Then shalt thou cause the trummeth the name of the LORD, shall pet of the jubilee to sound, on the be put to death.

tenth day of the seventh month, in 17 1 And he that killeth any man the day of atonement shall ye make shall surely be put to death. the trumpet sound throughout all

18 1 And he that killeth a beast your land. shall make it good; beast for

10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth beast.

year, and proclaim liberty through19 And if a man cause a blemish out all the land unto all the inhain his neighbour;, as he hath bitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee done, 80 shall it be done unto unto you; and ye shall return every him :

man unto his possession, and ye 20 Breach for breach, eye for shall return every man unto his eye, tooth for tooth: as he hath family. caused a blemish in a man, so shall 11 A jubilee shall that fiftieth it be done to him again.

year be unto you: ye shall not sow, 21 And he that killeth a beast, neither reap that which

groweth of he shall restore it and he that itself in it, nor gather the grapes in killeth a man, he shall be put to it of thy vine undressed. death.

12 For it is the jubilee; it shall 22 Ye shall have one manner of be holy unto you: ye shall eat the law, as well for the stranger, as increase thereof out of the field.


Redemption of land, c. LEVITICUS, Usury forbidden

13 In the year of this jubilee ye, shall go out, and he shall return shall return every man unto his unto his possession. possession.

29 1 And if a man sell a dwell14 ! And if thon sell aught unto ing-house in a walled city, then he thy neighbour, or buyest aught of may redeem it within a whole year thy neighbour's hand, ye shall not after it is sold: within a full year oppress one another :

may he redeem it. 15 According to the number of 30 And if it be not redeemed years after the jubilee, thou shalt within the space of a full year, buy of thy neighbour, and accord- then the house that is in the walled ing unto the number of years of city shall be established for ever to the fruits he shall sell unto thee: him that bought it, throughout his

16 According to the multitude of generations: it shall not go out in years thou shalt increase the price the jubilee. thereof, and according to the few

31 But the houses of the villages ness of years thou shalt diminish which have no walls round about the price of it: for according to the them, shall be counted as the fields number of the years of the fruits of the country: they may be redoth he sell unto thee.

deemed, and they shall go out in 17 Ye shall not therefore oppress the jubilee. one another; but thou shalt fear 32 Notwithstanding the cities of thy God: for I am the LORD your the Levites, and the houses of the God.

cities of their possession, may the 18 1 Wherefore ye shall do my Levites redeem at any time. statutes, and keep my judgments, 33 And if a man purchase of the and do them; and ye shall dwell in Levites, then the house that was the land in safety.

sold, and the city of his possession 19 And the land shall yield her shall go out in the year of jubilee; fruit, and ye shall eat your fill, and for the houses of the cities of the dwell therein in safety.

Levites are their possession among 20 And if ye shall say, What the children of Israel. shall we eat the seventh year ! be 34 But the field of the suburbs of hold, we shall not sow nor gather their cities may not be sold, for it in our increase:

is their perpetual possession. 21 Then I will command my 35 1 And if thy brother be waxen blessing upon you in the sixth year, poor, and fallen in decay with and it shall bring forth fruit for thee; then thou shalt relieve him: three years.

yea, though he be a stranger, or a 22 And ye shall sow the eighth sojourner; that he may live with year, and eat yet of old fruit until thee. the ninth year; until her fruits 36 Take thou no usury of him, come in ye shall eat of the old or increase; but fear thy God; that store.

thy brother may live with thee. 23 | The land shall not be sold 37 Thou shalt not give him thy for ever; for the land is mine, for money upon usury, nor lend him ye are strangers and sojourners thy victuals for increase. with me.

38 I am the LORD your God, 24 And in all the land of your which brought you forth out of the possession ye shall grant a re- land of Egypt, to give you the demption for the land.

land of Canaan, and to be your 25 T If thy brother be waxen God. poor, and hath sold away some of 39 And if thy brother that his possession, and if any of his kin dwelleth by thee be waxen poor, come to redeem it, then shall he and be sold unto thee; thou shall redeem that which his brother not compel him to serve as a bondsold.

servant: 26 And if the man have none to 40 But as a hired servant, and redeem it, and himself be able to as a sojourner he shall be with redeem it;

thee, and shall serve thee unto the 27 Then let him count the years year of jubilee: of the sale thereof, and restore the 41 And then shall he depart from overplus unto the man to whom thee, both he and his children with he sold it; that he may return unto him, and shall return unto his own his possession.

family, and unto the possession of 28 But if he be not able to re- his fathers shall he return. store it to him, then that which is

42 For they are my servants sold shall remain in the hand of which I brought forth out of the him that hath bought it until the land of Egypt; they shall not be year of jubilee : and in the jubilee it sold as bond-men.

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Redemption of servants. CHAP. XXVI. Blessings promised 43 Thou shalt not rule over him

CHAP. XXVI. with rigour, but shalt fear thy Blessings promised on Obedience. God. 44 Both thy bond-men, and thy YE shall make you no idolster

rear bond-maids, which thou shalt have, you up a standing image, neither shall be of the heathen that are shall ye set up any image of stone round about you; of them shall ye in your land, to bow down unto it: buy bond-men and bond-maids. for I am the LORD your God.

45 Moreover, of the children of 2 1 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, the strangers that do sojourn and reverence my sanctuary : I am among you, of them shall ye buy, the LORD. and of their families that are with 3 | If ye walk in my statutes and you, which they begat in your keep my commandments, and do land: and they shall be your pos- them; session.

4 Then I will give you rain in 46 And ye shall take them as an due season, and the land shall

yield inheritance for your children after her increase, and the trees of the you, to inherit them for a pos- field shall yield their fruit: session, they shall be your bond 5 And your threshing shall reach men for ever: but over your bre- unto the vintage, and the vintage thren the children of Israel, ye shall reach unto the sowing-time; shall not rule one over another and ye shall eat your bread to the with rigour.

full, and dwell in your land safely. 47 11 And if a sojourner or a stran 6 And I will give peace in the ger wax rich by thee, and thy bro- land, and ye shall lie down, and ther that dwelleth by him wax poor, none shall make you afraid: and I and sell himself unto the stranger will rid evil beasts out of the or sojourner by thee, or to the stock land, neither shall the sword go of the stranger's family:

through your land. 48 After that he is sold he may 7 And ye shall chase your enebe redeemed again; one of his bre-mies, and they shall fall before you thren may redeem him:

by the sword. 49 Either his uncle, or his uncle's 8 And five of you shall chase a son may redeem him, or any that is hundred, and a hundred of you nigh of kin unto him of his family shall put ten thousand to flight: may redeem him; or if he be able, and your enemies shall fall before he may redeem himself.

you by the sword. 50 And he shall reckon with him 9 For I will have respect unto that bought him, from the year that you, and make you fruitful, and he was sold to him, unto the year multiply you, and establish my of jubilee: and the price of his sale covenant with you. shall be according unto

the number 10 And ye shall eat old store, of years, according to the time of

a and bring forth the old because of hired servant shall it be with the new. him.

11 And I will set my tabernacle 51 If there be yet many years be- among you: and my soul shall not hind, according unto them he shall abhor you. give again the price of his redemp 12 And I will walk among you, tion out of the money that he was and will be your God, and ye shali bought for.

be my people. 52 And if there remain but few 13 1 am the LORD your God, years unto the year of jubilee, then which brought you forth out of the he shall count with him, and ac- land of Egypt, that ye should not cording unto his years shall he give be their bond-men, and I have him again the price of his redemp- broken the bands of your yoke, tion.

and made you go upright. 53 And as a yearly hired servant 14 | But if ye will not hearken shall he be with him: and the other unto me, and will not do all these shall not rule with rigour over him commandments; in thy sight.

15 And if ye shall despise my 54 And if he be not redeemed statutes, or if your soul abhor my in these years, then he shall go out judgments, so that ye will not do in the year of jubilee, both he, and all my commandments, but that his children with him.

ye break my covenant: 55 For unto me the children of 16 I also will do this unto you, Israel are servants, they are my I will even appoint over you servants whom I brought forth out terror, consumption, and the burnof the land of Egypt: I am the ing ague, that shall consume the LORD your God.

leyes, and cause sorrow of heart :


Flagues threatened LEVITICUS,

for disobedience. and ye shall sow your seed in vain; waste, and bring your sanctuaries for your enemies shall eat it. unto desolation, and I will not

17 And I will set my face smell the savour of your sweet against you, and ye shall be slain odours. before your enemies: they that 32 And I will bring the land hate you shall reign over you, and into desolation:

and your enemies ye shall flee when none pursueth which dwell therein shall be astoyou.

nished at it. 18 And if ye will not yet for all 33 And I will scatter you among this hearken unto me, then I will the heathen, and will draw out a punish you seven times more for sword after you: and your land your sins.

shall be desolate, and your cities 19 And I will break the pride of waste. your power; and I will make 34 Then shall the land enjoy her your heaven' as iron, and your sabbaths, as long as it lieth deso;

20 And your strength shall be land; even then shall the land rest, spent in vain: for your land shalls and enjoy her sabbaths. not yield her increase, neither 35 As long as it lieth desolate it shall the trees of the land yield shall rest; because it did not rest their fruits.

in your sabbaths, when ye dwelt 21 And if ye walk contrary unto upon it. me, and will not hearken unto 36 And upon them that are left me, I will bring seven times more alive of you, I will send a faintness plagues upon you according to into their hearts in the lands of your sins.

their enemies; and the sound of a 22 I will also send wild beasts shaken leaf shall chase them; and among you, which shall rob you

of they shall flee, as fleeing, from a your children, and destroy your sword; and they shall fall, when cattle, and make you few in num- none pursueth. ber, and your high-ways shall be 37 And they shall fall one upon desolate.

another, as it were before a sword, 23 And if ye will not be re- when none pursueth: and ye shall formed by me by these things, but have no power to stand before will walk contrary unto me; your enemies.

24 Then will I also walk con 38 And ye shall perish among trary unto you, and will punish the heathen, and the land of your you yet seven times for your enemies shall eat you up. sins.

39 And they that are left of you 25 And I will bring a sword shall pine away in their iniquity in upon you, that shall avenge the your enemies' lands; and also in quarrel of my covenant: and when the iniquities of their fathers shall ye are gathered together within they pine away with them. your cities, I will send the pesti 40 I If they shall confess their lence among, you; and ye shall iniquity, and the iniquity of their be delivered into the hand of the fathers, with their trespaes which enemy.

they trespassed against me, and 26 And when I have broken the that also they have walked constaff of your bread,, ten women trary unto me; shall bake your bread in one oven, 41 And that I also have walked and they shall deliver you your contrary unto them, and have bread again by weight: and ye brought them into the land of their shall eat and not be satisfied. enemies; if then their uncircum

27 And if ye will not for all this cised hearts be humbled, and they hearken unto me, but walk con- then accept of the punishment of trary unto me;

their iniquity : 28 Then I will walk contrary un 42 Then will I remember my to you also in fury; and I, even I, covenant with Jacob, and also my will chastise you seven times for covenant with Isaac, and also my your sins.

covenant with Abraham will I re29 And ye shall eat the flesh of member; and I will remember the your sons, and the flesh of your land. daughters shall ye eat.

43 The land also shall be left of 30 And I will destroy your high them, and shall enjoy her sabplaces, and cut down your images, baths, while she lieth desolate and cast your carcasses upon the without them and they shall carcasses of your idols, and my soul accept of the punishment of their shall abhor you. 31 And I will make your cities they despised my judgments, and

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