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Divers ordinances. CHAP. XXVI. Prayer on offering tithes. wife, and perform the duty of aj 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, thať his name hot AND it shall be, when thou art

come in unto 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 T hall 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 I 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

10 And his name shall be called down before the altar of the LORD in Israel, The house of him that thy God. hath his shoe loosed.

5 And thou shalt speak and say 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 1 Remember what Amalek brought the first-fruits of the land, did unto thee by the way, when ye 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 | 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,


A shall an


The curses of thu. law CHAP. XXVIII. for disobedience. fatherless, and widow: and all the as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou people shall say, Amen.

shalt keep the commandments of 20 Cursed be he that lieth with the LORD thy God, and walk in his father's wife ; because he un his ways, covereth his father's skirt: and all 10 And all people of the earth the people shall say, Amen. shall see that thou art called by the

21 Cursed be he that lieth with name of the LORD ; and they shall any manner of beast: and all the be afraid of thee. people shall say, Amen.

11 And the LORD shall make 22 Cursed be he that lieth with thee plenteous in goods, in the his sister, the daughter of his fruit of thy body, and in the fruit father, or the daughter of his of thy cattle, and in the fruit of mother: and all the people shall thy ground, in the land which the say, Amen.

LORD sware unto thy fathers to 2 Cursed be he that lieth with give thee. his mother-in-law : and all the 12 The LORD shall open unto people shall say, Amen.

thee his good treasure, the heaven 24 Cursed be he that smiteth his to give the rain unto thy land in neighbour secretly : and all the bis season, and to bless all the people shall say, Amen.

work of thy hand : and thou shalt 25 Cursed be he that taketh re- lend unto many nations, and thou ward to slay an innocent person: shalt not borrow. and all the people shall say, 13 And the LORD shall make Amen.

thee the head, and not the tail ; and 26 Cursed be he that confirmeth thou shalt be abore only, and thou not all the words of this law to do shalt not be beneath; if that thou them: and all the people shall say, hearken unto the commandments Amen.

of the LORD thy God, which I comCHAP. XXVIII. mand thee this day, to observe and Blessings promised on Obedience. to do them: A hou shall hearkent diligently from and the the autorite whichide unto the voice of the LORD thy command thee this day, to the right God, to observe and to do all his hand or to the left, to go after other commandments which I command gods to serve them. thee this day: that the LORD thy 15 1 But it shall come to pass, if God will set thee on high above all thou wilt not hearken unto the nations of the earth :

voice of the LORD thy God, to ob2 And all these blessings shall serve to do all his commandments come on thee, and overtake thee, and his statutes which I command if thou shalt hearken unto the thee this day : that all these curses voice of the LORD thy God. shall come upon thee, and over

3 Blessed shalt thou be in the take thee: city, and blessed shalt thou be in 16 Cursed shalt thou be in the the field.

city, and cursed shalt thou be in 4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy the field. body, and the fruit of thy ground, 17 Cursed shall be thy basket and the frụit of thy cattle, the in- and thy store. crease of thy kine, and the flocks 18 Cursed shall be the fruit of of thy sheep.

thy body, and the fruit of thy land, 5 Blessed shall be thy basket and the increase of thy kine, and the thy store.


of thy sheep. 6 Blessed shalt thou be when 19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out. thou be when thou goest out.

7 The LORD shall cause thine 20 The LORD shall send upon enemies that rise up against thee thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, to be smitten before thy face: they in all that thou settest thy hand shall come out against thee one unto for to do, until thou be deway, and flee before thee seven stroyed, and until thou perish ways.

quickly because of the wicked8 The LORD shall command the pess of thy doings whereby thou blessing upon thee in thy store-hast forsaken me. houses, and in all that thou settest 21 The LORD shall make the thy hand unto: and he shall bless pestilence cleave unto thee, until thee in the land which the LORD be have consumed thee from off thy God giveth thee.

the land, whither thon goest to 9 The LORD shall establish possess it. thee a holy people unto himself, 22 The LORD shall smite thee


Israelites threatened, DEUTERONOMY, in case of disobediences with a consumption, and with the sight of thine eyes which thou fever, and with an inflammation, shalt see. and with an extreme burning, 35 The LORD shall smite thee in and with the sword, and with the knees, and in the legs, with a blasting, and with mildew: and sore botch that cannot be healed, they shall pursue thee until thou from the sole of thy foot unto the perish.

top of thy head. 23 And thy heaven that is over 36 The LORD shall bring thee, thy head shall be brass, and the and thy king which thou shalt earth that is under thee shall be set over thee, unto a nation which jron.

neither thou nor thy fathers have 24 The LORD shall make the rain known; and there shalt thou serve of thy land powder and dust : other gods, wood and stone. from heaven shall it come down 37 And thou shalt become an as upon thee, until thou be de- tonishment, a proverb, and a bystroyed.

word, among all nations whither 25 The LORD shall cause thee the LORD shall lead thee. to be smitten before thine ene 38 Thou shalt carry much seed mies: thou shalt go out one way out into the field, 'and shalt gather against them, and flee seven ways but little in; for the locust shall before them; and shalt be re- consume it. moved into all the kingdoms of the 39 Thou shalt plant vineyards earth.

and dress them, but shalt neither 26 And thy carcass shall be drink of the wine, nor gather the meat unto all fowls of the air, grapes : for the worms shall eat and onto the beasts of the earth, them. and no man shall fray them 40 Thou shalt have olive-trees away.

thoughout all thy coasts, but 27 The LORD will smite thee thou shalt not anoint thyself with with the botch of Egypt, and with the oil: for thine olive shall cast the emerods, and with the scab, his fruit. and with the itch, whereof thou 41 Thou shalt beget sons and canst not be healed.

daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy 28 The LORD shall smite thee them: for they shall go into capwith madness, and blindness, and tivity. astonishment of heart:

42 All thy trees and fruit of thy 29 And thou shalt grope at land shall the locust consume. noon-day, as the blind gropeth in 43 The stranger that is within darkness, and thou shalt not pros- thee shall get up above thee very per in thy ways: and thou shalt be high; and thou shalt come down only oppressed and spoiled ever- very low. more, and no man shall save 44 He shall lend to thee, and thee.

thou shalt not lend to him: he shall 30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, be the head, and thou shalt be the and another man shall lie with tail. her: thou shalt build a house, and 45 Moreover, all these curses thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shall come upon thee, and shall shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt pursue thee, and overtake thee. not gather the grapes thereof.

till thou be destroyed: because 31° Thine ox shall be slain before thou hearkenedst not unto the thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat voice of the LORD thy God, to thereof: thine ass shall be violently keep his commandments and his taken away from before thy face, statutes which he commanded and shall not be restored to thee: thee. thy sheep shall be given unto thine 46 And they shall be upon thee enemies, and thou shalt have none for a sign and for a wonder, and to rescue them.

upon thy seed for ever. 32 Thy sons and thy daughters 47 Because thou servedst not the shall be given unto another people, LORD thy God with joyfulness and thine eyes shall look, and fail and with gladness of heart, for the with longing for them all the day abundance of all things; long and there shall be no might 48 Therefore shalt thou serve in thy hand.

thine enemies which the LORD 33 The fruit of thy land, and all shall send against thee, in hunger, thy labours, shall a nation which and in thirst, and in nakedness, thou knowest not eat up: and thou and in want of all things: and he shalt be only oppressed and crush- shall put a yoke of iron upon thy ed always :

neck, until he have destroyed 34 So that thou shalt be mad for thee.


with divers calamities, CHAP. XXIX. and with captivity.

49 The LORD shall bring, a 59 Then the LORD will make thy nation against thee from far, plagues wonderful, and the plagues from the end of the earth, as of thy seed, even great plagues, swift as the eagle flieth, a nation and of long continuance, and sore whose tongue thou shalt not un- sicknesses, and of long continuderstand;

50 A nation of fierce counte 60 Moreover, he will bring upon nance, which shall not regard the thee all the diseases of Egypt, person of the old, nor shew favour which thou wast afraid of; and to the young :

they shall cleave unto thee. 51 And he shall eat the fruit of 61 Also every sickness, and every thy cattle, and the fruit of thy plague which is not written in tho land, until thou be destroyed : book of this law, them will the which also shall not leave thee LORD bring upon thee, until thou either corn, wine, or oil, or the in- be destroyed. crease of thy kiné, or flocks of thy 62 And ye shall be left few in sheep, until he have destroyed number, whereas ye were as the thee.

stars of heaven for multitude; be52 And he shall besiege thee in all cause thou wouldest not obey the thy gates, until thy high and fenced voice of the LORD thy God. walls come down, wherein thou 63 And it shall come to pass, trustedst, throughout all thy land : that as the LORD rejoiced over you and he shall besiege thee in all thy to do you good, and to multiply gates throughout all thy land you; so the LORD will rejoice which the LORD thy God hath over you to destroy you and to given thee.

bring you to nought; and ye 53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of shall be plucked from off the thine own body, the flesh of thy land whither thou goest to possons and of thy daughters which the sess it. LORD thy God hath given thee, in 64 And the LORD shall scatter the siege and in the straitness thee among all people from the one wherewith thine enemies shall dis- end of the earth even unto the tress thee:

other; and there thou shalt serve 54 So that the man that is tender other gods, which neither thou nor among you, and very delicate, his thy fathers have known, even wood eye shall be evil toward his bro- and stone. ther, and toward the wife of his 65 And among these nations bosom, and toward the remnant shalt thou find no ease, neither of his children which he shall shall the sole of thy foot have leave:

rest: but the LORD shall give 55 So that he will not give to any thee there a trembling heart, and of them of the flesh of his children failing of eyes, and sorrow of whom he shall eat: because he mind. hath nothing left him in the siege 66 And thy life shall hang in and in the straitness wherewith doubt before thee: and thou shalt thine enemies shall distress thee in fear day and night, and shalt have all thy gates.

none assurance of thy life: 56 The tender and delicate wo 67 In the morning thou shalt say, man among you, which would not Would God it were even! and al adventure to set the sole of her foot even thou shalt say, Would God it upon the ground for delicateness were morning! for the fear of thy and tenderness, her eye shall be heart wherewith thou shalt fear, evil toward the husband of her and for the sight of thine eyes bosom, and toward her son, and which thou shalt see, toward her daughter,

68 And the LORD shall bring thee 57 And toward her young one into Egypt again with ships, by the that cometh out from between her way whereof I spake unto thce, feet, and toward her children Thou shalt see it no more again : which she shall bear: for she shall and there ye shall be sold unto your eat them for want of all things enemies for bond-men and bondsecretly in the siege and straitness women, and no man shall buy wherewith thine enemy shall dis- you. tress thee in thy gates.

CHAP. XXIX. 58 If thou wilt not observe to An Exhortation to Obedience. do all the words of this law that VHESE are the words of the are written in this book, that thou


covenant which the LORD mayest fear this glorious and commanded Moses to make with fearful name THE LORD THY the children of Israel in the land GOD;

Tof Moab, besides the covenant


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