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09 judges and justice the LORD thy God: thou shalt do pervert the words of the right no work therein.

eous. 91 Seven weeks shalt thou num- 20 That which is altogether just ber unto theo: begin to number shalt thou follow, that thou mayest the seven weeks from such time live, and inherit the land which the as thou beginnest to put the sickle LORD thy God giveth thee. to the corn.

21 1 Thou shalt not plant thee 10 And thou shalt keep the feast a grove of any trees near unto the of weeks unto the LORD thy God altar of the LORD thy God, which with a tribute of a free-will-offering thou shalt make thee. of thy hand, which thou shalt give 22 Neither shalt thou set thee up unto the LORD thy God, accord- any image; which the LORD thy ing as the LORD thy God hath bless-God hateth. ed thee:

CHAP. XVII. 11 And thou shalt rejoice before Idolaters to be put to death. the LORD thy God, thou, and thi THOU shalt not sacrifice unto man-servant, and thy maid-servant, lock, or sheep, wherein is blemish, and the Levite that is within thy or any evil favouredness: for that gates, and the stranger, and the fa- is an abomination unto the LORD therless, and the widow, that are thy God. among you, in the place which the 2 1 If there be found among you, LORD thy God hath chosen to place within any of thy gates which the his name there.

LORD thy God giveth thee, man or 12 And thou shalt remember that woman that hath wrought wickedthou wast a bond-man in Egypt: ness in the sight of the LORD thy and thou shalt observe and do these God, in transgressing his covestatutes.

pant, 13 I Thou shalt observe the feast 3 And hath gone and served other of tabernacles seven days, after gods, and worshipped them, either that thou hast gathered in thy corn, the sun, or moon, or any of the and thy wine.

host of heaven, which I have not 14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy commanded; feast, thou, and thy son, and thy 4 And it be told thee, and thou daughter, and thy man-servant, hast heard of it, and inquired diliand thy maid-servant,

and the Le' gently, and behold, it be true, and vite, the stranger, and the father- the thing certain, that such abomiless, and the widow, that are with nation

is wrought in Israel in thy gates:

5 Then shalt thou bring forth 15 Seven days shalt thou keep a that man or that woman, which solemn feast unto the LORD thy have committed that wicked thing, God in the place which the LORD unto thy gates, even that man or shall choose: because the LORD that woman, and shalt stone them thy God shall bless thee in all thine with stones, till they die. increase, and in all the works of 6 At the mouth of two witnesses, thy hands, therefore thou shalt or three witnesses, shall he that is surely rejoice.

worthy of death be put to death; 16 I Three times in a year shall but at the mouth of one witness he all thy males appear before the shall not be put to death. LORD thy God in the place which 7 The hands of the witnesses he shall choose; in the

feast of un- shall be first upon him to put him leavened bread, and in the feast

of to death, and afterward the hands weeks, and in the feast of taberna- of all the people. So thou shalt cles : and they shall not appear be- put the evil away from among fore the LORD empty :

you. 17 Every man shall give as he is 8 1 If there arise a matter too able, according to the blessing of hard for thee in judgment, between the LORD thy God which he hath blood and blood, between plea and given thee.

plea, and between stroke and 18 1 Judges and officers shalt stroke, being matters of controverthou make thee in all thy gates, sy within thy gates : then shalt which the LORD thy God giveth thou arise, and get thee up into thee, throughout thy tribes: and the place which the LORD thy God they shall judge the people with shall choose; just judgment.

9 And thou shalt come unto the 19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment; priests the Levites, and unto the thou shalt not respect persons, nei- judge that shall be in those days, ther take a gift for a gift doth and inquire; and they shall shew blind the eyes of the wise, and thee the sentence of judgment:


Election, &c. of a king. DEUTERONOMY, Portion for the priests

10 And thou shalt do according)he, and his children, in the midst to the sentence, which they of that of Israel. place which the LORD shall choose

CHAP. XVIII. shall shew thee; and thou shalt ob- Priests' and Levites' Portion. serve to do according to all that THE Priests the Levites, and all

11 According to the sentence of no part nor inheritance with Isthe law which they shall teach rael: they shall eat the offerings thee, and according to the judg- of the

LORD made by fire, and ment which they shall tell thee, his inheritance. thou shalt do: thou shalt not de- 2 Therefore shall they have no cline from the sentence

which they inheritance among their brethren: shall shew thee, to the right hand, the LORD is their inheritance, as nor to the left.

he hath said unto them. 12 1 And the man that will do 3 | And this shall be the priest's presumptuously, and will not due from the people, from them hearken unto the priest that stand that offer a sacrifice, whether it be eth to minister there before the ox or sheep; and they shall give LORD thy God, or unto the judge, unto the priest the shoulder, and even that man shall die: and thou the two cheeks, and the maw. shalt put away the evil from 4 The first-fruit also of thy, corn, Israel.

of thy wine, and of thine oil, and 13 And all the people shall hear, the first of the fleece

of thy sheep, and fear, and do no more pre-shalt thou give him. sumptuously.

5 For the LORD thy God hath 14 1 When thou art come unto chosen him out of all thy tribes, the land which the LORD thy God to stand to minister in the name giveth thee, and shalt possess it, of the LORD, him and his sons for and shalt dwell therein, and shalt ever. say, I will set a king over me,

6 | And if a Levite come from like as all the nations that are any of thy gutes out of all Israel, about me;

where he sojourned, and come 15 Thou shalt in any wise set with all the desire of his mind him king over thee whom the unto the place which the LORD LORD thy God shall choose : one shall choose; from among thy brethren shalt thou 7 Then he shall minister in the set king over thee: thou mayest name of the LORD his God, as all not set a stranger over thee, which his brethren the Levites do, which is not thy brother,

stand there before the LORD. 16 But he shall not multiply 8 They shall have like portions horses to himself, nor cause the to eat, besides that which cometh people to return to Egypt, to the of the sale of his patrimony, end that he should multiply horses : 91 When thou art come into the forasmuch as the LORD hath said land which the LORD thy God give unto you, Ye shall henceforth re-eth thee, thou shalt not learn to do turn no more that way.

after the abominations of those 17 Neither shall he multiply nations. wives to himself, that his heart 10 There shall not be found turn not away: neither shall he among you any one that maketh greatly, multiply to himself silver his 'bon or his daughter to pass and gold,

through the fire, or that useth di18 And it shall be when he sit- vination, or an observer of times, teth upon the throne of his king- or an enchanter, or a witch, dom, that he shall write him a 11 Or a charmer, or a consulter copy of this law in a book out of with familiar spirits, or a wizard, that which is before the priests the or a necromancer. Levites

12 For all that do these things 19 And it shall be with him, and are an abomination unto the he shall read therein all the days of LORD : and because of these his life: that he may learn to fear abominations the LORD thy God the LORD his God, to keep all the doth drive them out from before words of this law and these sta- thee. tutes, to do them:

13 Thou shalt be perfect with the 20 That his heart be not lifted LORD thy God. up above his brethren, and that 14 For these nations, which thou he turn not aside from the com- shalt possess, hearkened unto obmandment to the right hand or to servers of times, and unto diviners the left: to the end that he may but as for thee, the LORD thy God prolong his days in his kingdom, hath not suffered thee so to do.


Of Christ, the true Prophet. CHAP. XIX. Of the cities of refuge.

15 1 The LORD thy God will stroke with the axe to cut down raise up unto thee a Prophet from the tree, and the head slippeth the midst of thee, of thy brethren, from the helve, and lighteth upon like unto me; unto him ye shall his neighbour, that he die; be shall hearken,

flee unto one of these cities, and 16 According to all that thou live: desiredst of the LORD thy God in 6 Lest the avenger of the blood Horeb in the day of the assembly, pursue the slayer, while his heart saying, Let me not hear again the iş hot, and overtake him, because voice of the LORD my God, neither the way is long, and slay him let me see this great fire any more, whereas he was not worthy of that I die not.

death, inasmuch as he hated him 17 And the LORD said unto me, not in time past. They have well spoken that which 7 Wherefore I command thee, they have spoken.

saying, Thou shalt separate three 18 I will raise them up a Pro- cities for thee. phet from among their

brethren, 8 And if the LORD thy God enlike unto thee, and will put my large thy coast, as he hath sworn words in his mouth; and he shall unto thy fathers, and give thee all speak unto them all that I shall the land which he promised to give comma him.

unto thy fathers; 19 And it shall come to pass, 9 If thou shalt keep all these that whosoever will not hearken commandments to do them, which unto my words which he shall I command thee this day, to love speak in my name, I will require it the LORD thy God, and to walk of him.

ever in his ways; then shalt thou 20 But the prophet, which shall add three cities more for thee, be presume to speak a word in my sides these three: name, which I have not com- 10 That innocent blood be not manded him to speak, or that shall shed in thy land, which the LORD speak in the name of other gods, thy God giveth thee for an ineven that prophet shall die. heritance, and so blood be upon

2 And if thou say in thy thee. heart, How shall we know the 11 T But if any man hate his word' which the LORD hath not neighbour, and lie in wait for him, spoken?

and rise up against him, and snite 22 When a prophet speaketh in him mortally that he die, and fleeth the name of the LORD, if the into one of these cities : thing follow not, nor come to 12 Then the elders of his city pass, that is the thing which the shall send and fetch him thence, LORD hath not spoken, but the and deliver him into the hand of prophet hath spoken it presump, the avenger of blood, that he may tuously : thou shalt not be afraid die. of him.

13 Thine eye shall not pity him, CHAP. XIX.

but thou shalt put away the guilt The Cities of Refuge. of innocent blood from Israel, that WHEN

the the nation.God hate it may so weha with them land the LORD thy God giveth neighbour's land-mark, which they thee, and thou succeedest them, of old time have set in thine inand dwellest in their cities, and in heritance, which thou shalt inherit their houses;

in the land that the LORD thy God 2 Thou shalt separate three cities giveth thee to possess it. for thee in the midst of thy land 15 1 One witness shall not rise which the LORD thy God giveth up against a man for any iniquity, thee to possess it.

or for any sin, in any sin that he 3 Thou shalt prepare thee a way, sinneth ; at the mouth of two witand divide the coasts of thy land nesses, or at the mouth of three which the LORD thy God giveth witnesses, shall the matter be esta thee to inherit, into three parts, blished. that every slayer may flee thither. 16 1 If a false witness rise up

4 1 And this is the case of the against any man to testify against slayer, which shall flee thither, that him that which is wrong; he may live: Whoso killeth his 17 Then both the men between neighbour ignorantly, whom he whom the controversy is shall hated not in time past;

stand before the LORD, before the 5 As when a man goeth into the priests and the judges, which shall wood with his neighbour to hew be in those days; wood, and his hand fetcheth a 18 And the judges shall make I



Laws to be

DEUTERONOMY, observed in war diligent inquisition: and behold, if ing unto the people, that they shall the witness be a false witness, and make captains of the armies to lead hath testified falsely against his the people. brother;

10 I When thou comest nigh 19 Then shall ye do unto him, as unto a city to fight against it, then he had thought to have done unto proclaim peace unto it. his brother: So shalt thou put the 11 And it shall be, if it make evil away from among you. thee answer of peace, and open

20 And those which remain shall unto thee, then it shall be, that all hear, and fear, and shall hence- the people that is found therein, forth commit no more

any such shall be tributaries unto thee, and evil among you.

they shall serve thee. 21 And thine eye shall not pity; 12 And if it will make no peace but life shall go for life, eye for with thee, but will make war eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, against thee, then thou shalt befoot for foot.

siege it: CHAP. XX.

13 And when the LORD thy The Priest's exhortation to Battle. God hath delivered it into thy W male

against thine enemies, and thereof with the edge of seest horses, and chariots, and a sword: people more than thou, be not 14 But the women, and the little afraid of them for the LORD thy ones, and the cattle, and all that is God is with thee, which brought in the city, even all the spoil therethee up out of the land of of, shalt thou take unto thyself: Egypt.

and thou shalt eat the spoil of * And it shall be when ye are thine enemies,

which the LORD thy come nįgh unto the battle, that the God hath given thee. priest shall approach and speak 15 Thus shalt thou do unto all unto the people,

the cities which are very far oft 3 And shall say

unto them, from thee, which are not of the Hear, Israel, ye approach this cities of these nations. day unto battle against your ene

16 But of the cities of these peo. mies: let not your hearts faint, ple which the LORD thy God doth fear not, and do not tremble, nei- give thee for an inheritance, thou ther be ye terrified because of shalt savo alive nothing that them;

breatheth: 4 For the LORD your God is 17 But thou shalt utterly destroy he that goeth with you, to fight for them, namely, the Hittites, and you against your enemies, to save the Amorites, the Canaanites, and you.

the Perizzites, the Hivites, and 5 1 And the officers shall speak the Jebusites, as the LORD thy unto the people, saying:.. What God hath commanded thee : man is there that hath built a new 18 That they teach you not to do house, and hath not dedicated it ? after all their abominations which let him go and return unto his they have done unto their gods , house, lest he die in the battle, and so should ye sin against the LORD another man dedicate it.

your God. 6 And what man is he that hath 19 T When thou shalt besiege a planted a vineyard, and hath not city, a long time in making, war yet eaten of it? let him also go against it to take it, thou shalt not and return unto his house, lest he destroy the trees thereof by forcing die in the battle, and another man an axe against them į for thou eat of it.

mayest eat of them: and thou shalt 7 And what man is there that not cut them down (for the tree of hath betrothed a wife, and bath the field is man's life) to employ not taken her? let him go and re-them in the siege: turn unto his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man take knowest that they be not trees for

20 Only the trees which thou her.

meat, thou shalt destroy and cut 8 And the officers shall speak them down; and thou shalt build further unto the people, and they bulwarks against the city that shall say, What man is there that maketh war with thee, until it be is fearful and faint-hearted ? let subdued. him go and return unto his house,

CHAP. XXI. lest his brethren's heart faint as Expiation of uncertain Murder. well as his heart. 9 And it shall be, when the offi

F one be found slain in the land IF

which the LORD thy Gud giveth cers have made an end of spcak-I thee to possess it, lying in the


Usage of captive females. CHAP. XXI. A rebellious son to be stoned field, and it be not known who thou shalt not sell her at all for hath slain him:

money; thou shalt not make mer2 Then thy elders and thy judges chandise of her, because thou hast shall come forth, and they shall humbled her. measure unto the cities which are 15 : If a man have two wives, round about him that is slain: one beloved, and another hated,

3 And it shall be that the city and they have borne him children, which is next unto the slain man, both the beloved and the hated; even the elders of that city shall and if the first-born son be hers take a heifer which hath not been that was hated : wrought with, and which hath not 16 Then it shall be, when he drawn in the yoke;

maketh his song to inherit that 4 And the elders of that city which he hath, that he may not shall bring down the heifer unto a make the son of the beloved firstrough valley, which is neither born, before the son of the hated, eared nor sown, and shall strike which is indeed the first-born: off the heifer's neck there in the 17 But he shall acknowledge the valley;

son of the hated for the first-born, 5 And the priests the sons of by giving him a double portion of Levi shall come near, (for them all that he hath: for he is the bethe LORD thy God hath chosen to ginning of his strength; the right of ininister unto him, and to bless in the first-born is his. the name of the LORD,) and by 18 | If a man have a stubbom their word shall every controversy and rebellious son, which will not and every stroke be tried; obey the voice of his father, or the

6 And all the elders of 'that city voice of his mother, and that, when that are next unto the slain man, they have chastened him, will not shall wash their hands over the hearken unto them: heifer that is beheaded in the 19 Then shall his father and his valley :

mother lay hold on him, and 7 And they shall answer and bring him out unto the elders of

his Bay, Our hands have not shed this city, and unto the gate of his blood, neither have our eyes seen place;

20 And they shall say unto the 8 Be merciful, O LORD, unto thy elders of his city, This our son is people Israel, whom thou hast re- stubborn and rebellious, he will deemed, and lay pot innocent not obey our voice; he is a glutblood unto thy people of Israel's ton, and a drunkard. charge. And the blood shall be 21 And all the men of his city forgiven them.

shall stone him with stones, that he 9 So shalt thou put away, the die: so shalt thou put evil away guilt of innocent blood from from among you, and all Israel among you, when thou shalt do shall hear, and fear. that which is right in the sight of 22 | And if a man have comthe LORD.

mitted a sin worthy of death, and 10 T When thou goest forth to he be to be put to death, and thou war against thine enemies, and hang bim on a tree : the LORD thy God hath delivered 23 His body shall not remain all them into thy hands, and thou hast night upon the tree, but thou shalt taken them captive,

in any wise bury him that day; (for Il And seest among the captives he that is hanged is accursed of a beautiful woman, and hast a de- God ;) that thy land be not defiled, sire unto her, that thou wouldest which the LORD thy God giveth have her to thy wife:

thee for an inheritance. 12 Then thou shalt bring her

CHAP. XXII. home to thy house, and she shall Sundry Laws and Ordinances. shave her head, and pare her THOV shalt not see thy bro.

13 she sha!l put the rai- astray, and hi thyself from ment of her captivity, from off them : thou shalt in any case bring her, and shall remain in thy them again unto thy brother. house, and bewail her father and 2 And if thy brother be not nigh her mother a full month: and unto thee, or if thou know him after that, thou shalt go in unto her, not, then thou shalt bring it unto and be her husband, and she shall thine own house, and it shall be be thy wife.

with thee until thy brother se 14 And it shall be, if thou have after it, and thou shalt restore no delight in her, then thou shalt to him again. let her go whither she will; but! 3 In like manner shalt thou


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