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Punishment of slander, DEUTERONOMY, unchastity, and adultery with his ass; and so shalt thou do they shall spread the cloth before with his raiment; and with all lost the elders of the city. things of thy brother's, which he 18 And the elders of that city hath lost, and thou hast found, shall take that man and chastise shalt thou do likewise: thou may- him; est not hide thyself.

19 And they shall amerce him 4 T Thou shalt not see thy bro- in a hundred shekels of silver, ther's ass or his ox fall down by and give them unto the father of the way, and hide thyself from the damsel, because he hath them : thou shalt surely help him to brought up an evil name upon a lift them up again.

virgin of Israel : and she shall be 5 | The woman shall not wear his wife; he may not put her away that which pertaineth unto a man, all his days. neither shall a man put on a wo- 20 But if this thing be true, and man's garment: for all that do so the tokens of virginity be not found are abomination unto the LORD for the damsel : thy God,

21 Then they shall bring out the 6 1 If a bird's nest chance to be damsel to the door of her father's before thee in the way in any tree, house, and the men of her city or on the ground, whether they be shall stone her with stones that she young ones, or eggs, and the dam die ; because she hath wrought sitting upon the young, or upon the folly in Israel, to play the whore eggs, thou shall not take the dam in her father's house: soshalt with the young

thou put evil away from among 7 But thou shalt in any wise let you. the dam go, and take the young to 22 1 If a man be found lying thee; that it may be well with thee, with a woman married to a husand that thou mayest prolong thy band, then they shall both of them days.

die, both the man that lay with the 8 T When thou buildeșt a new woman, and the woman: so shalt house, then thou shalt make a bat- thou put away evil from Israel. tlement for thy roof, that thou 23 IT If a damsel that is a virgin bring not blood upon thy house, if be betrothed unto a husband, and any man fall from thence.

a man find her in the city, and lie 91 Thou shalt not sow thy vine- with her ; yard with divers seeds : lest the fruit 24 Then ye shall bring them of thy seed which thou hast sown, both out unto the gate of that city, and the fruit of thy vineyard, be and ye shall stone them with defiled.

stones that they die; the damsel, 10 T Thou shalt not plough with because she cried not, being in the an ox and an ass together.

city; and the man, because he hath 11 | Thou shalt not wear a gar- humbled his neighbour's wife: so ment of divers sorts, as of woollen thou shalt put away evil from and linen together.

among you. 121 Thou shalt make thee fringes 25 1 But if a man find a betrothed upon the four quarters of thy damsel in the field, and the man vesture, wherewith thou coverest force her, and lie with her; then thyself.

the man only that lay with her 13 i If any man take a wife, and shall die: go in unto her, and hate her, 26 But unto the damsel thou

14 And give occasions of speech shalt do nothing; there is in the against her, and bring up an evil damsel no sin worthy of death : for name upon her, and say, I took as when a man riseth against his this woman, and when I came to neighbour, and slayeth him, even her, I found' her not a maid:

so is this matter : 15 Then shall the father of the 27 For he found her in the field, damsel, and her mother, take and and the betrothed damsel

cried, and bring forth the tokens of the dam- there was none to save her. sel's virginity unto the elders of the 28 TIf a man find a damsel that city in the gate :

is a virgin, which is not betrothed, 16 And the damsel's father shall and lay hold on her, and lie with say unto the elders, I gave my her, and they be found; daughter unto this man to wife, 29 Then the man that lay with and he hateth her,

her shall give unto the darnsel's fa17 And lo, he hath given occa- ther fifty shekels of silver, and she şions of speech against her, say- shall be his wife ; because he hath ing, I found not thy daughter a humbled her, he may not put her maid; and yet these are the tokens away all his days. of my daughter's virginity. And 30 Aman shall not take his fa

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Of cleanliness in the camp. CHAP. XXIV. Of usury, vows, &c. ther's wife, nor discover his father's deliver thee, and to give up thine skirt.

enemies before thee; therefore shall CHAP. XXIII.

thy camp be holy: that he see no Sundry Laws and Ordinances, unclean thing in thee, and turn

E that is wounded in the away from thee.

stones, or hath his privy mem- 15 T Thou shalt not deliver unto ber cut off, shall not enter into the his master the servant which is congregation of the LORD.

escaped from his master unto 2 A bastard shall not enter into thee: the congregation of the LORD; 16 He shall dwell with thee, even even to his tenth generation shall among you in that place which he he not enter into the congregation shall choose in one of thy gates of the LORD.

where it liketh him best: thou shalt 3 An Ammonite or Moabite not oppress him. shall not enter into the congrega- 17 T There shall be no whore of tion of the LORD ;, even to their the daughters of Israel, nor a sotenth generation shall they not domite of the sons of Israel. enter into the congregation of the 18 Thou shalt not bring the hire LORD for ever:

of a whore, or the price

of a dog 4 Because they met you pot with into the house of the LORD thy bread and with water in the way, God for any vow: for even both when ye came forth out of Egypt; these are abomination unto the and because they hired against LORD thy God. thee Balaam the son of Beor of 19 T Thou shalt not lend upon Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse usury to thy brother; usury of thee.

money, usury of victuals, usury 5 Nevertheless, the LORD thy of any thing that is lent upon God would not hearken unto Ba- usury: laam: but the LORD thy God turned 20 Unto a stranger thou mayest the curse into a blessing unto thee, lend upon usury; but unto thy because the LORD thy God loved brother thou shalt not lend upon thee.

usury: that the LORD thy God may 6 Thou shalt not seek their peace, bless thee in all that thou settest nor their prosperity all thy days for thy hand to in the land whither

thou goest to possess it. 7 | Thou shalt not abhor an 21 T When thou shalt vow a vow Edomite, for he is thy brother : unto the LORD thy God, thou thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian, shalt not slack to pay it: for

the because thou wast a stranger in his LORD thy God will surely require land.

it of thee; and it would be sin in 8 The children that are begotten thee. of them shall enter into the congre

22° But if thou shalt forbear to gation of the LORD in their third vow, it shall be no sin in thee. generation.

23 That

which is gone out of thy 9 11 When the host goest forth lips thou shalt keep and perform; against thine enemies, then keep even a free-will-offering, according thee from every wicked thing. as thou hast vowed unto the LORD

10 T If there be among you any thy God, which thou hast promised man that is not clean by reason of with thy mouth. uncleanness that chanceth him by 24 TT When thou comest into thy night, then shall he go abroad out neighbour's vineyard, then thou of the camp, he shall not come mayest eat grapes thy fill, at thine within the camp:

own pleasure; but thou shalt not 11 But it shall be, when evening, put any in thy vessel. cometh on, he shall wash himself 25 When thou comest into the with water and when the sun is standing corn of thy neighbour, down, he shall come into the then thou mayest pluck the ears camp again.

with thy hand: but thou shalt not 12 T Thou shalt have a place move a sickle unto thy neighbour's also without the camp, whither standing corn. thou shalt go forth abroad:

CHAP. XXIV. 13 And thou shalt have a paddle The Law of Divorce, &c. upon thy weapon: and it shall be Wife, and married her, and thou

shalt dig therewith, and shalt it come to pass that she find no turn back, and cover that which favour in his eyes, because he hath cometh from thee:

found some uncieanness in her: 14 For the LORD thy God walk- then let him write her a bill of eth in the midst of thy camp, tol divorcement, and give it in her



Of pledges, man-stcaling, DEUTERONOMY, justice, and charily. hand, and send her out of his įhim his hire, neither shall the sun house.

go down upon it, for he is poor, and 2 And when she is departed outsetteth his heart upon it: lest ho of his house, she may go and be cry, against thee unto the LORD, another man's wife.

and it be sin unto thee. 3 And if the latter husband hate 16 The fathers shall not be put to her, and write her a bill of

di- death for the children, neither shall vorcement, and giveth it in her the children be put to death for the hand, and sendeth her out of his fathers: every man shall be put to house; or if the latter husband death for his own sin. die, which took her to be his 17 | Thou shalt not pervert the wife :

judgment of the stranger, nor of the 4 Her former husband which fatherless, nor take the widow's sent her away, may not take her raiment to pledge : again to be his wife, after that she 18 But thou shalt remember that is defiled; for that is abomination thou wast a bond-man in Egypt, before the LORD: and thou shalt and the LORD thy God redeemed not cause the land to sin, which thee thence: therefore I command the LORD thy God giveth thee for thee to do this thing. an inheritance.

19 1 When thou cuttest down thy 51 When a man hath taken a new harvest in thy field, and hast forgot wife, he shall not go out to war, a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not neither shall he be charged with go again to fetch it: it shall be for any business : but he shall be free the stranger, for the fatherless, and at home one year, and shall cheer for the widow: that the LORD thy up his wife which he hath taken. God may bless thee in all the work 6 T No man shall take the

nether of thy

hands. or the upper millstone to pledge: 20 When thou beatest thine for he taketh a man's life to olive-tree, thou shalt not go over pledge.

the boughs again: it shall be for 71 Ifa man be found stealing any, the stranger, for the fatherless, and of his brethren of the children of for the widow. Israel, and maketh merchandise of 21 When thou gatherest the him, or selleth him; then that thief grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt shall die; and thou shalt put evil not glean it afterward: it shall be away from among you.

for the stranger, for the fatherless, 81 Take heed in the plague of and for the widow. leprosy, that thou observe diligent- 22 And thou shalt remember ly, and do according to all that the that thou

wast a bond-man in the priests the Levites shall teach you: land of Egypt: therefore I com as I commanded them, so ye shall mand thee to do this thing. observe to do.

CHAP. XXV. 9 Remember what the LORD thy Sundry Laws and Ordinances God did unto Miriam by the way, F there be a controversy beafter that ye were come forth out tween men, and they come of Egypt.

unto judgment, that the judges 10 * When thou dost lend thy may judge them; then they shall brother any thing, thou shalt not justify the righteous, and condemn go into his house to fetch his the wicked. pledge:

2 And it shall be, if the wicked 11 Thou shalt stand abroad, and man be worthy to be beaten, that the man to whom thou dost lend the judge shall cause him to lie shall bring out the pledge abroad down, and to be beaten before his unto thee:

face, according to his fault, by a 12 And if the man be poor, thou certain number. shalt not sleep with his pledge :. 3 Forty stripes he may give him,

13 In any case thou shalt deliver and not exceed : lest if he should him the pledge again when the exceed, and beat him above these sun goeth down, that he may sleep with many stripes, then thy brother in his own raiment, and bless should seem vile unto thee. thee; and it shall be righteousness 4 I Thou shalt not muzzle the unto' thee before the LORD thy ox when ho treadeth out the God.

14 T Thou shalt not oppress a 5 If brethren dwell together, hired servant that is poor and and one of them die and have needy, whether he be of thy bre- no child, the wife of the dead shall thren, or of thy strangers that are not marry without unto a stranger: in thy land within thy gates : her husband's brother shall go in 15 At his day thou shalt give unto her, and take her to him to


Divers ordinances. CHAP. XXVI. Prayer on offering tithes. wife, and perform the duty of a lek from under heaven; thou shalt husband's brother unto her. not forget it. : 6 And it shall be, that the first

CHAP. XXVI. born which she beareth, shall suc- Of offering the First-fruits. which is dead, that his name be

A CD it shall be when the other

come in the land which not put out of Israel.

the LORD thy God giveth thee for 7 And if the man like not to take an inheritance, and possessest it, his brother's wife, then let his bro- and dwellest therein; ther's wife go up to the gate unto 2 That thou shalt take of the the elders, and say, My husband's first of all the fruit of the earth, brother refuseth to raise up unto which thou shalt bring of thy land his brother a name in Israel, he will that the LORD thy God giveth thee, pot perform the duty of my hus- and shall put it in a basket, and band's brother.

shalt go unto the place which the 8 Then the elders of his city shall LORD thy God shall choose to call him, and speak unto him: and place his name there. if he stand to it, and say, I like not 3 And thou shalt go unto the to take her,

priest that shall be in those days, 9 Then shall his brother's wife and say unto him, I profess this come unto him in the presence of day unto the LORD thy God, that the elders, and loose his shoe from am come unto the country which off his foot, and spit in his face, the LORD sware unto our fathers and shall answer and say, So shall for to give us. it be done unto that man that will 4 And the priest shall take the not build up his brother's house. basket out of thy hand, and set it in Israel, The house of him that they and thou shalt speak and say

10 And his name shall be called down before the altar of the LORD hath his shoe loosed.

11 | When men strive together before the LORD thy God, A Syrian one with another, and the wife of ready to perish was my father ; the one draweth near for to deliver and he went down into Egypt, and her husband out of the hand of him sojourned there with a few, and that smiteth him, and putteth forth became there a nation, great, her hand, and taketh him by the mighty, and populous : secrets:

6 And the Egyptians evil-entreat12 Then thou shalt cut off her ed us, and afflicted us, and laid hand, thine eye shall not pity her. upon us hard bondage:

13 T Thou shalt not have in thy 7 And when we cried unto the bag divers weights, a great and a LORD God of our fathers, the small :

LORD heard our voice, and looked 14 Thou shalt not have in thy on our affliction, and our labour, house divers measures, a great and and our oppression : a small:

8 And the LORD brought us 15 But thou shalt have a perfect forth out of Egypt with a mighty and just weight, a perfect and just hand, and with an out-stretched measure shalt thou have; that thy arm, and with great terribledays may be lengthened in the land ness, and with signs, and with which the LORD thy God giveth wonders; thee.

9 And he hath brought us into this 16 For all that do such things, place, and hath given us this land, and all that do unrighteously, are even a land that floweth with milk an abomination unto the LORD thy and honey. God.

10 And now, behold, I have 17 I Remember what Amalek brought the first-fruits of the land, did unto thee by the way, when yo which thou, O LORD, hast given were come forth out of Egypt; me: and thou shalt set it before

18 How he met thee by the way, the LORD thy God, and worship and smote the hindmost of thee, before the Lord thy God: even all that were feeble bebind 11 And thou shalt rejoice in every thee, when thou wast faint and good thing which the LORD thy weary: and he feared not God. God hath given unto thee, and un

19 Therefore it shall be, when to thy house, thou and the Levite, the LORD thy God hath given thee and the stranger that is among rest from all thine enemies round you. about, in the land which the LORD 12 T When thou hast made an thy God giveth thee for an inherit- end of tithing all the tithes of thine ance to possess it, that thou shalt increase the third year, which is blot out the remembrance of Ama-I the year of tithing, and hast given


Covenant with God. DEUTERONOMY, Obedience recommended it unto the Levite, the stranger, thou mayest go in unto the land the fatherless, and the

widow, that which the LORD thy God giveth they may eat within thy gates, and thee, a land that floweth with milk be filled :

and honey; as the LORD God of 13 Then thou shalt say, before thy fathers hath promised thee. the LORD thy God, I have brought 4 Therefore it shall be when ye away the hallowed things out of be gone over Jordan, that ye shall my house, and also have given set up these stones, which I comthem unto the Levite, and unto the mand you this day, in mount Ebal, stranger, to the fatherless, and to and thou shalt plaster them with the widow, according to all thy plaster. commandments which thou hast 5 And there shalt thou build an commanded me: I have not trans- altar unto the LORD thy God, an gressed thy commandments, nei-altar of stones: thou shalt not lift ther have I forgotten them: up any iron tool upon them.

14 I have not eaten thereof in 6 Thou shalt build the altar of my mourning, neither have I taken the LORD thy God of whole stones : away aught thereof for any un- and thou shalt offer burnt-offer clean use, nor given aught thereof ings thereon unto the LORD thy for the dead: but I have hearken- God: ed to the voice of the LORD my 7 And thou shalt offer peace-of God, and have done according to ferings, and shalt eat there, and re all that thou hast commanded joice before the LORD thy God. me.

8 And thou shalt write upon the 15 Look down from thy holy ha- stones all the words of this law, bitation, from heaven, and bless very plainly. thy, people Israel, and the land 9° 1 And Moses and the priests which thou hast given us, as thou the Levites spake unto all Israel, swarest unto our fathers, a land saying, Take heed and

hearken, o that floweth with milk and honey. Israel, this day thou art become the

16 T This day the LORD thy God people of the LORD thy God. hath commanded thee to do these 10 Thou shalt therefore obey the statutes and judgments: thou shalt voice of the LORD thy God, and therefore keep and do them with do his commandments and his staall thy heart, and with all thy tutes which I command thee this soul.

day. 17 Thou hast avouched the LORD 11 1 And Moses charged the this day to be thy God, and to walk people the same day, saying, in his ways, and to keep his sta

12 These shall stand upon mount tutes, and his commandments, and G

zim to bless the people, when his judgments, and to hearken un- ye are come over Jordan; Simeon, to his voice:

and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, 18 And the Lord hath avouched and Joseph, and Benjamin : thee this day to be his peculiar peo

13 And these shall stand upon ple, as he hath promised thee, and mount Ebal to curse Reuben, that thou shouldest keep all his Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, commandments;

Dan, and Naphtali. 19 And to make thee high above 14's And the Levites shall speak, all nations which he hath made, in and say unto all the men of Israel praise, and in name, and in ho- with a loud voice, nour;

and that thou mayest be a 15 Cursed be the man that maholy people unto the LORD thy keth any graven or molten image, God, as he hath spoken.

an abomination unto the LORD, the CHAP. XXVII.

work of the hands of the craftsThe Law to be written on Stones. man, and putteth it in a secret

Israel commanded the people, swer and say, Amen. saying, Keep all the command- 16 Cursed be he that setteth light ments which I command you this by his father or his mother. and all

the people shall say, Amen. And it shall be on the day 17 Cursed be he that removeth when ye shall pass over Jordan un- his neighbour's land-mark: and all to the land which the LORD thy the people shall say, Amen. God giveth thee, that thou shalt 18 Cursed be he that maketh the set thee up great stones, and plaster blind to wander out of the way: them with plaster:

and all the people shall say, 3 And thou shalt write upon Amen. them all the words of this law, 19 Cursed be he that perverteth when thou art passed over, that I the judgment of the stranger,


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