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Israel exhorted DEUTERONOMY,

to obedience. fields for thy cattle, that thou may- 29 And it shall come to pass est eat and be full.

when the LORD thy God bath 16 Take heed to yourselves, that brought thee in unto the land your heart be not deceived, and ye whither thou goest to possess it, turn aside, and serve other gods, that thou shalt put the blessing upand worship them;

on mount Gerizim, and the curse 17.1 And then the LORD's wrath upon mount Ebal. be kindled against you, and he shut 30 Are they not on the other side up the heaven, that there be no Jordan, by the way where the sun rain, and that the land yield not her goeth down in the land of the Ca fruit; and lest ye perish quickly naanites, which dwell in the chamfrom off the good land which the paign over against Gilgal, beside LORD giveth you.

the plains of Moreh? 18 Therefore shall ye lay up these 31 For ye shall pass over Jordan my words in your heart and in your to go in to possess the land which soul, and bind them for a sign up- the LORD your God giveth you, on your hand, that they may be as and ye shall possess it, and dweli frontlets between your eyes.

therein. 19 And ye shall teach them your 32 And ye shall observe to do all children, speaking of them when the statutes and judgments which I thou sittest in thy house, and when set before you this day, thou walkest by the way, and when

CHAP. XII. thou liest down, and when thou Idols must be destroyed. risest up.

VHESE are the statutes and upon the door posts of thy house, serve to do in the land which the and upon thy gates:

LORD God of thy fathers giveth 21 That your days may be mul- thee to possess it, all the days that tiplied, and the days of your chil. ye live upon the earth. dren, in the land which the LORD 2 1 Yo shall utterly destroy all sware unto your fathers to give the places, wherein the nations them, as the days of heaven upon which ye shall possess served their the earth.

gods, upon the high mountains, 22 For if ye shall diligently keep and upon the hills, and under every all these commandments which I green tree: command you, to do them, to love 3 And ye shall overthrow their the LORD your God, to walk in altars, and break their pillars, all his ways, and to cleave unto and burn their groves with fire him;

and ye shall hew down the graven 23' Then will the LORD drive out images of their gods, and destroy all these nations from before you, the names of them out of that and ye shall possess greater na- place. tions and mightier than your- 4 Ye shall not do so unto the selves.

LORD your God. 24 Every place whereon the 5 I But unto the place which soles of your feet shall tread the LORD your God shall choose shall be yours : from the wilder- out of all your tribes to put his ness, and Lebanon, from the ri- name there, even unto his habitaver, the river Euphrates, even un- tion shall ye seek, and thither thou to the uttermost sea shall your shalt come: coast be.

6 And thither ye shall bring your 25 There shall no man be able burnt-offerings, and your sacrifices, to stand before you : for the LORD and your tithes, and heave-offeryour

God shall lay the fear of you, ings of your hand, and your vows, and the dread of you upon all the and your free-will-offerings, and land thạt ye shall tread upon, as he the firstlings of your herds, and of hath said unto you.

your flocks: 26 T Behold, I set before you 7 And there ye shall eat before this day a blessing and a curse: the LORD your God, and ye shal!

27 A blessing, if ye obey the rejoice in all that ye put your hand commandments of the LORD your unto, .ye and your households, God which I command you this wherein the LORD thy God hath day;

blessed thee. 18' And a curse, if ye will not 8 Ye shall not do after all the obey the commandments of the things that we do here this day, LORD your God, but turn aside out every man whatsoever is right in of the way which I command you his own eyes. this day, to go after other gods 9 For ye are not as yet come to which ye have not known.

the rest and to the inheritance Of the place


of burnt-offerings which the LORD your God giveth say, I will eat flesh, because thy you.

soul longeth to eat flesh, thou may 10 But when ye go over Jordan, est eat flesh, whatsoever thy soul and dwell in the land which the lusteth after. LORD your God giveth you to in- 21 If the place which the LORD herit, and when he giveth you rest thy God hath chosen to put his from all your enemies round about, name there be too far from thee, so that ye dwell in safety:

then thou shalt kill of thy herd 11 Then there shall be a place and of thy flock, which the LORD which the LORD your God shall hath given thee, as I have com choose to cause his name to dwell manded thee, ard thou shalt eat in there; thither shall ye bring all thy gates whatsoever thy soul lustthat I command you; your burnt-eth after. offerings, and your sacrificos, your 22 Even as the roe-buck and the tithes, and the heave-offering of hart is eaten, so thou shalt eat your hand, and all your choice them: the unclean and the clean vows which ye vow unto the shall eat of them alike. LORD:

23 Only be sure that thou eat 12 And ye shall rejoice before not the blood : for the blood tho the LORD your God, ye, and life; and thou mayest not eat the your sons, and your daughters, life with the flesh. and your men-servants, and your 24 Thou shalt not eat it; thou maid-servants, and the Levite that shalt pour it upon the earth as is within your gates ; forasmuch water. as he hath no part nor inheritanco 25 Thou shalt not eat it; that it with you.

may go well with thee, and with 13 Take heed to thyself that thou thy children after thee, when thou offer not thy burnt-offerings in shalt do that which is right in the every place that thou seest : sight of the LORD.

14 But in the place which the 26 Only thy holy things which LORD shall choose in one of thy thou hast, and thy vows, thou shalt tribes, there thou shalt offer thy take, and go unto the place which burnt-offerings, and there thou the LORD shall choose shalt do all that I command thee. 27 And thou shalt offer thy burnt

15 Notwithstanding, thou mayest offerings, the flesh and the blood, kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, upon the altar of the LORD thy whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, God: and the blood of thy sacrifices according

to the blessing of the shall be poured out upon the altar LORD thy God which he hath given of the LORD thy God, and thou thee: the unclean and the clean shalt eat the flesh. may eat thereof, as of the roe-buck, 28 Observe and hear all these and as of the hart.

words which

I command thee, that 16 1 Only, ye shall not eat the it may go well with thee, and with blood; ye shall pour it upon the thy children after thee for ever, earth as water.

when thou doest that which is good 17 Thou mayest not eat within and right in the sight of the LORD thy gates the tithe of thy corn, or thy God. of thy wine, or of thy oil, or the 29 | When the LORD thy God firstlings of thy herds or of thy shall cut off the nations from beflock, nor any of thy vows which fore thee, whither thou goest to thou vowest, nor thy free-will-of-possess them, and thou succeedferings, or heave-offering of thy est them, and dwellest in their hand :

land; 18 But thou must eat them before 30 Take heed to thyself that thou the LORD thy God in the place be not snared by following them, which the LORD thy God shall after that they be destroyed from choose, thou, and thy son, and thy before thee; and that thou inquire daughter, and thy man-servant, not after their gods, saying, How and thy maid-servant, and the Le- did these nations serve their gods? vite that is within thy gates: and even so will I do likewise. thou shalt rejoice before the LORD 31 Thou shalt not do so unto the thy God in all that thou puttest thy LORD thy God; for every abominahands unto.

tion to the Lord which he hateth 19 Take heed to thyself that have they done unto their gods; thou forsake not the Levite as long for even their sons and their daughas thou livest upon the earth. ters they have burnt in the fire to

20 TT When the LORD thy God their gods. shall enlarge thy border, as he 32 What thing soever I comhath promised thee, and thou shalt mand you, observe to do it: thou


Punishment of DEUTERONOMY,

idolaters, &c. shalt not add thereto, nor diminish such wickedness as this is, among from it.

you. CHAP. XIII.

12 If thou shalt hear say in one Against Enticers to Idolatry. of thy cities, which the LORD thy I Fokhere arise

, remors pure Pro: God hath given thee to dwell there, and giveth thee a sign or a won- 13 Certain men, the children of der,

Belial, are gone out from among 2 And the sign or the wonder you, and have withdrawn the income to pass, whereof he spake habitants of their city, saying, Let unto thee, saying, Let us go after us go and serve other gods, which other gods, which thou hast not ye have not known; known, and let us serve them; 14 Then shalt thou inquire, and

3 Thou shalt not hearken unto make search, and ask diligently; the words of that prophet, or that and behold, if it be truth,

and the dreamer of dreams: for the LORD thing certain, that such abominayour God proveth you, to know tion is wrought among you;. whether ye love the LORD your 15 Thou shalt surely smite the God with all your heart and with inhabitants of that city with the all your soul.

edge of the sword, destroying it 4 Ye shall walk after the LORD utterly, and all that is therein, and your God, and fear him, and keep the cattle thereof, with the edge of his commandments, and obey his the sword. voice, and ye shall serve him, and 16 And thou shalt gather all the cleave unto him.

spoil of it into the midst of the 5 And that prophet, or that street thereof, and shalt burn with dreamer of dreams, shall be put to fire the city, and all the spoil death; because he hath spoken to thereof every whit, for the LORD turn you away from the LORD your thy God: and it shall be a heap God, which brought you out of the forever; it shall not be built land of Egypt, and redeemed you again. out of the house of bondage, to 17 And there shall cleave nought thrust thee out of the way which of the cursed thing to thy hand : the LORD thy God commanded that the LORD may turn from the thee to walk in. So shalt thou put fierceness

of his anger, and shew the evil away from the midst of thee mercy, and have compassion thee.

upon thee, and multiply thee, as he 61 If thy brother, the son of thy hath sworn unto thy fathers; mother, or thy son, or thy daugh- 18 When thou shalt hearken to ter, or the wife of thy bosom, or the voice of the LORD thy God, to thy friend, which is as thine own keep all his commandments which soul, entice thee secretly, saying, I command thee this day, to do Let us go and serve other gods, that which is right in the eyes of which thou hast not known, thou, the LORD thy God. nor thy fathers;

CHAP. XIV. 7 Namely, of the gods of the Of Meats clean and unclean. people which are round about you, E are the children of the LORD nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth yourselves, nor make any baldeven unto the other end of the ness between your eyes for the earth

dead. 8 Thou shalt not consent unto 2 For thou art a holy people him, nor hearken unto him; neither unto the LORD thy God, and the shall thine eye pity, him, neither Lord hath chosen thee to be a shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou peculiar people unto himself, above conceal him :

all the nations that are upon the 9 But thou shalt surely kill him; earth. thy hand shall be first upon him to 3 T Thou shalt not eat any aboput him to death, and afterwards minable thing. the hand of all the people.

4 These are the beasts which ye 10 And thou shalt stone him shall eat: The ox, the sheep, and with stones that he die ;, because the goat, he hath sought to thrust thee away 5 The hart,

and the roe-buck, and from the LORD thy God, which the fallow-deer, and the wild-goat, brought thee out of the land of and the pygarg, and the wild-ox, Egypt from the house of bond- and the chamois. age.

6 And every beast that parteth 11 And all Israel shall hear, and the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft fear, and shall do no more any into two claws, and cheweth the



What may be eaten.

Of tithes cud among the beasts, that ye shall there, when the LORD thy God hath eat.

blessed thee: 7 Nevertheless, these ye shall 25 Then shalt thou turn it into not eat, of them that chew the money, and bind up the money in cud, or of them that divide the clothy

hand, and shalt go unto the yen hoof;,

as the camel, and the place which the LORD thy God hare, and the coney: for they chew shall choose : the cud, but divide not the hoof; 26 And thou shalt bestow that therefore they are unclean untó money for whatsoever thy soul you.

lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, 8 And the swine, because it di-or for wine, or for strong drink, videth the hoof, yet cheweth not the or for whatsoever thy soul de cud, it is unclean unto you: ye sireth: and thou shalt eat there beshall not eat of their flesh, nor fore the LORD thy God, and thou touch their dead carcass.

shalt rejoice, thou, and thy house91 These ye shall eat, of all hold. that are in the waters: all that have 27 And the Levite that is within fins and scales shall ye eat:

thy gates; thou shalt not forsake 10 And whatsoever hath not fins him for he hath no part nor inand scales ye may not eat; it is un- heritance with thee. clean unto you.

28 1 At the end of three years 11 1 Of all clean birds ye shall thou shalt bring forth all the tithe eat.

of thine increase the same year, 12 But these are they of which and shalt lay it up within thy ye shall not eat: The eagle, and gates : the ossifrage, and the

ospray, 29 And the Levite, (because he 13 And the glede, and the kite, hath no part nor inheritance with and the vulture after his kind, thee) and the stranger, and the fa.14 And every raven after his therless, and the widow, which are kind,

within thy gates, shall come, and 15 And the owl, and the night shall eat and be satisfied; that the hawk, and the cuckoo, and the LORD thy God may bless thee in hawk after his kind,

all the work of thy hand which 16 The little owl, and the great thou doest. owl, and the swan,

CHAP. XV. 17 And the polican, and the gier- Of the Year of Release.

18 And the stork, and the heron A Thhe end of every seven years after her kind, and the lapwing, 2 And this is the manner of the and the bat.

release: Every creditor that lend19 And every creeping thing that eth aught unto his neighbour, shall Nieth is unclean unto you: they release it; he shall not exact it of shall not be eaten.

his neighbour, or of his brother ; 20 But of all clean fowls ye may because it is called the LORD's reeat.

lease. 21 [ Ye shall not eat of any 3 Of a foreigner thou mayest ex thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt act it again but that which is give it unto the stranger that is in thine with thy brother thy hand thy gates, that he may eat it; or shall release: thou mayest sell it unto an alien: 4 Save when there shall be no for thou art a holy people unto the poor among you; for the LORD LORD thy God. Thou shalt not shall greatly bless thee in the land seethe a kid in his mother's milk. which the LORD thy God giveth

22. T Thou shalt truly tithe all thee for an inheritance to possess the increase of thy seed, that the it: field bringeth forth year by year. 5 Only if thou carefully hearken

23 | And thou shalt eat before unto the voice of the LORD thy the LORD thy God, in the place God, to observe to do all these which he shall choose to place his commandments which I command name there, the tithe of thy corn, thee this day. of thy wine, and of thine oil, and 6 For the LORD thy God blesseth the firstlings of thy herds and of thee, as he promised thee: and thy flocks; that thou mayest learn thou shalt lend unto many nations, to fear the LORD thy God always. but thou shalt not borrow; and

24 And if the way be too long thou shalt reign over many nations, for thee, so that thou art not able but they shall not reign over to carry it; or if the place be too thee. far from thee, which the LORD thy 7. If there be among you a poor God shall choose to set his namel man of one of thy brethren within


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Of the year of rclease. DEUTERONOMY,

Of the passover any of thy gates in thy land which come of thy herd and of thy the LORD thy God giveth thee, flock thou shalt sanctify unto the thou shalt not harden thy heart, LORD thy God: thou shalt do no nor shut thy hand from thy poor work with the firstling of thy bulbrother :

lock, nor shear the firstling of thy 8 But thou shalt open thy hand sheep. wide unto him, and shalt surely 20 Thou shalt eat it before the lend him sufficient for his need, in LORD thy God year by year in the that which he wanteth.

place which the LORD shall choose, 9 Beware that there be not a thou and thy household. thought in thy wicked heart, say- 21 And if there be any blemish ing, The seventh year, the year of therein, as if it be lame, or blind, or release, is at hand; and thine eye have any ill blemish, thou shalt not be evil against thy poor brother, sacrifice it unto the LORD thy God. and thou givest him nought; and 22 Thou shalt eat it within thy he cry unto the LORD against thee, gates: the unclean and the clean and it be sin unto thee.

person shall eat it alike, as the 10 Thou shalt surely give him, roe-buck, and as the hart. and thy heart shall not be grieved 23 Only thou shalt pot eat the when thou givest unto him: be blood thereof; thou shalt pour it cause that for this thing the LORD upon the ground as water. thy God shall bless thee in all thy

CHAP. XVI. works, and in all that thou puttest The Solemn Yearly Feasts. thy hand unto.

BSERVE the month of Abib, 11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I com- the LORD thy God: for in the mand thee, saying, Thou shalt month of Abib the LORD thy God open thy hand wide unto thy bro- brought thee forth out of Egypt by ther, to thy poor, and to thy needy, night. in thy land.

2 Thou shalt therefore sacrifice 12 1 And if thy brother, a He- the passover unto the LORD thy brew man, or a Hebrew woman, God, of the flock and the herd, in be sold unto thee, and serve thee the place which the LORD shall six years; then

in the seventh year choose to place his name there. thou shalt let him go free from 3 Thou shalt eat no leavened thee.

bread with it; seven days shall 13 And when thou sendest him thou eat unleavened bread thereout free from thee, thou shalt not with, even the bread of affliction let him go away empty:

(for thou camest forth out of the 14 Thou shalt furnish him libe- land of Egypt in haste :) that thou rally out of thy flock, and out of mayest remember the day when thy floor, and out of thy wine- thou camest forth out of the land press: of that wherewith the LORD of Egypt, all the days of thy life. thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt 4 And there shall be no leavened give unto him.

bread seen with thee in all thy 15 And thou shalt remember that coasts seven days; neither shal thou wast a bond-man in the land there any thing of the flesh, whick of Egypt, and the LORD thy God thou sacrificedst the first day a: redeemed thee: therefore I com- even, remain all night until the mand thee this thing to-day, morning.

16 | And it shall be, if he say 5 Thou mayest not sacrifice thì unto thee, I will not go away from passover within any of thy gates thee; because he loveth thee and which the LORD thy God givetl thy house, because he is well with thee: thee;

6 But at the place which the 17 Then thou shalt take an awl, LORD thy God shall choose to and thrust it through his ear unto place his name in, there thou shalt the door, and he shall be thy ser- sacrifice the passover at even, ai vant for ever.. And also unto thy the going down of the sun, at the maid-servant thou shalt do like-season that thou camest forth out wise.

of Egypt. 18 It shall not seem hard unto .? And thou shalt roast and eat thee, when thou sendest him away it in the place which the LORD thy free from thee: for he hath been God shall choose : and thou shalt worth a double hired servant to turn in the morning, and go unto thee, in serving thee six years : and thy tents, the LORD thy God shall bless thee 8 Six days thou shalt eat unleain all that thou doest.

vened bread: and on the seventh 19 1 All the firstling males that I day shall be a solemn assembly to


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