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Threatenings and promises.
CHAP. VIII, IX.

Pride forbidden 6 1 For thou art a holy people unto the Lord but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen thee utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing. to be a special people unto himself, above all

CHAP, VIII. people that are upon the face of the earth.

An erhortation to obedience. 7 The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number:hen All the commandments

which I command

thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye any people; for ye were the fewest of all people: nay live, and multiply, and go in and possess the

8 But because the LORD loved you, and because land which the LORD sware unto your fathers. he would keep the oath which he had sworn un-2 And thou shalt remember all the way which to your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove the house of bond-men, from the hand of Pha- thee, to know what was in thy heart, whether raoh king of Egypt.

thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no. 9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he 3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to is God, the faithful God, which keepeth cove- hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou nant and mercy with them that love bim and keep knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that uis commandments to a thousand generations; he might make thee know that man doth not live 10 And repayeth them that bate him to their by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him out of the mouth of the LORD, doth man live. that hateth him, he will repay him to his face. 4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon the, neither

11 Thou shalt therefore keep the command- did thy foot swell these forty years. ments, and the statutes, and the judgments, 5 Thou shalt also consider in thy heart, that as which' I command thee this day, to do them. a man chasteneth lis son, so the LORD thy God

12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hear-chastenethi thee. ken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, 6 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments that the LORD thy God shall keep unto thee the of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and covenant and the mercy which he sware unto to fear him. thy fathers:

7 For the Lord thy God bringeth thee inte a 13 And he will love thee, and bless thee, and good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains, multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy and depths that spring out of valleys and hills ; womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and 8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, tig-trees, and pomegranates, a land of oil-olive, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which and honey; he sware unto thy fathers to give thee.

9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without 14 'Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; shall not be male or female barren among you, a land whose stones ure iron, and out of whose or among your cattle.

hills thou mayest dig brass. 15 And the LORD will take away from thee all 10 When thou has eaten and art full, then thou sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land of Egypt which thou knowest upon thee; but which he hath given thee. will lay them upon all them that hate thee. 11 Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy

16 And thou shalt consume all the people which God, in not keeping his commandments, and his the LORD thy God shall deliver thee; thine eye judgments, and his statutes, which I command shall have no pity upon them: neither shalt thou thee this day : serve their gods; for that will be a snare unto thee. 12 Lest when thou hast eaten, and art full, and 17 If thou shalt say in thine heart, These na-hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein; tions are more than 1, how can I dispossess them? 13 And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply,

18 Thou shalt not be afraid of them: but shalt and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and ali well remember what the LORD thy God did unto that thou hast is multiplied; Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt;

14 Then thy heart be lifted up, and thou forget 19 The great temptations which thine eyes saw, the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; hand, and the stretched out arm, whereby the LORD 15 Who led thee through that great and terrible thy God brought thee out: so shall the LORD thy wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorGod do unto all the people of whom thou art afraid. pions, and drought, where there was no water:

20 Moreover, the LORD thy God will send the who brought thee forth water out of the rock of hornet among them, until they that are left, and flint; hide themselves from thee, be destroyed. 16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, 21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them : for the which thy fathers knew not, that he might humLORD thy God is among you, a mighty God and ble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do terrible.

thee good at thy latter end : 22 And the LORD thy God will put out those 17 And thou say in thy heart, My power and the nations before thee by little and little: thou might of my hand hath gotten me this wealth. mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts 18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God. of the field increase upon thee.

for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, 23 1 But the LORD thy God shall deliver them that he may establislı his covenant which h; unto thee, and shall destroy them with a mighty sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. destruction, until they be destroyed.

19 And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the 24 And he shall deliver their kings into thy LORD thy God, and walk after other gode, and hand, and thou shalt destroy their name from un- serve them, and worship them, I testify against der heaven: there shall no man be able to stand you this day that ye shall surely perish. before thee, until thou have destroyed them. 20 As the nations which the LORD destroyeth

25 The graven images of their gods shall ye burn before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold would not be obedient unto the voice of the that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou Lord your God. be snared therein: for it is an abomination to

CHAP. IX. the LORD thy God.

Moses rehearseth Israel's rebellions. 26 Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into (EAR, O Israel: Thou art to pass over Jor

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The rebellions of Israel
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rchcarsed by Moscs. greater and mightier than thyself, cities great you to destroy you.) But the LORD hearkened and fenced up to heaven,

unto me at that time also. 2 A people great and tall, the children of the 20 And the LORD was very angry with Aaron Anakims, whom thou knowest, and of whom to have destroyed him: and I prayed for Aaron thou hast heard say, Who can stand before the also the same time. children of Anak?

21 And I took your sin, the calf which ye had 3 Understand therefore this day, that the LORD made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as ground it very small, even until it was as small a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he as dust: and I cast the dust thereof into the shall bring them dow) before thy face: so shalt brook that descended out of the mount. thou drive them out, nd destroy them quickly, 22 And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kias the LORD hath said unto thee.

broth-hattaavah, ye provoked thc LORD to wrah 4 Speak not thou in thy heart, after that the 23 Likewise when the LORD sent you from KaLORD thy God hath cast them out from before desh-barnea, saying, Go up and possess the land thee, saying, For my righteousness the LORD which I have given you ; then ye rebelled against kath brought me in to possess this land: but for the commandment of the LORD your God, and ye the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth believed him not, nor hearkened to his voice. drive them out from before thee.

24 Ye have been rebellious against the LORD 5 Not for thy righteousness, or for the upright- from the day that I knew you. ness of thy heart dost thou go to possess their 25 Thus I fell down before the Lord forty days land: but for the wickedness of these nations, and forty nights, as I fell down at the first; bethe LORD thy God doth drive them out from because the LORD had said he would destroy you. fore thee, and that he may perform the word 26 I prayed therefore unto the LORD, and said, which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abra- O Lord God, destroy not thy people and thine ham, Isaac, and Jacob.

inheritance, which thou hast redeemed through 6 Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God thy greatness, which thou hast brought forth out giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy of Egypt with a mighty hand. righteousness; for thou art a stiff-necked people. 27 Remember thy servants, Abraham, Isaac, and

7 Remember, and forget not, how thou provo- Jacob; look not unto the stubbornness of this peo kedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilder- ple, nor to their wickedness, nor to their sin: ness: from the day that thou didst depart out of 28 Lest the land whence thou broughtest us the land of Egypt, until ye caine unto this place, out, say, Because the Lord was not able to bring ye have been rebellious against the LORD. them into the land which he promised them,

8 Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, and because he hated them, he hath broughi so that the LORD was angry with you to have them out to slay them in the wilderness. destroyed you.

29 Yet they are thy people and thine inheritance 9. When I was gone up into the mount, to re- which thou broughtest out by thy mighty power ceive the tables of stone, even the tables of the and by thy stretched out arni. covenant which the LORD made with you, then

CHAP. X.
I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, God's mercy in restoring the tables.
I neither did eat bread, nor drink water :

T that time the LORD said unto me, Hew stone written with the finger of God; and on them and come up unto me into the mount, and make was written according to all the words which the thee an ark of wood. LORD spake with you in the mount, out of the 2 And I will write on the tables the words that midst of the fire, in the day of the assembly. were in the first tables which thou brakest, and

11 And it came to pass at the end of forty days thou shalt put them in the ark. and forty nights, that the LORD gave me the two 3 And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant. two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up 12 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, get thee into the mount, having the two tables in my hand. down quickly from hencc; for thy people which 4 And he wrote on the tables, according to the thou hast brought forth out of Egypt have cor- first writing, the ten commandments, which the rupted themselves; they are quickly turned aside LORD spake unto you in the mount, out of the out of the way which I coinmanded them; they midst of the fire, in the day of the assembly: and have made them a molten image.

the LORD gave them unto me. 13 Furthermore, the LORD spake unto me, say- 5 And I turned myself and came down from the ing, I have seen this people, and behold, it is a mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had stiff-necked people :

made; and there they be, as the LORD command. 14 Lri me alone, that I may destroy them, and ed me. blot out their name from under heaven: and I 6 11 And the children of Israel took their journey will make of thee a nation mightier and greater from Beeroth of the children of Jaakan to Mosera : than they.

there Aaron died, and there he was buried; and 15 So I turned and came down from the mount, Eleazar his son ministered in the priest's office in and the mount burned with fire: and the two his stead. tables of the covenant were in my two hands. 7 From ther.ce they journeyed unto Gudgodah;

16 And I looked, and behold, ye had sinned and from Gudgodah to Jotbath, a land of rivers against the LORD your God, and had made you of waters. a molten calf: ye had turred aside quickly out of 8 11 At that time the LORD separated the tribe the way which the Lord had commanded you. of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the

17 And I took the two tables, and cast them out LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister unto of my two hands, and brake them before your him, and to bless in his name, unto this day. eyes.

9 Wherefore Levi hath no part nor inheritance 18 And I fell down before the LORD, as at the with his brethren; :he LORD is his inheritance, Sirst, forty days and forty nights: I did neither according as the LORD thy God promised him eat bread, nor drink water, because of all your 10 And I stayed in the mount, according to the sins which ye sinned, in doing wickedly in the first time, forty days and forty nights; and the siglit of the Lord, to provoke him to anger. LORD hearkened unto me at that time also, and

19 (For I was afraid of the anger and hot dis- the LORD would not destroy thee. pleasure wherewith the LORD was wroth against 11 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, take thy

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Love to strangers.

CHAP. XI, XU.

Blessing and curse proposed journey before the people, that they may go in 12 A land which the LORD thy God careth for and possess the land which I sware unto their the eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon fathers to give unto them.

it, from the beginning of the year even unto the 12 | And now, Israel, what doth the LORD end of the year. thy God require of thee but to fear the LORD thy 13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, diligently unto my commandments which I comand to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart mand you this day, to love the LORD your God, and with all thy soul,

and to serve him with all your heart and with 13 To keep the commandments of the Lord, all your soul, and his statutes, which I command thee this 14 That I will give you the rain of your land in day for thy good ?

his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, 14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven of hea that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy vens is the Lord's thy God, the earth also, with wine, and thine oil. all that therein is.

15 And I will send grass in thy fields for thy 15 Only the Lord had a delight in thy fathers cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full. t) love them, and he chose their seed after them, 16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be coen you above all people, as it is this day. not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other

16 Čircumcise therefore the foreskin of your gods, and worship them; heart, and be no more stiff-necked.

17 And then ihe Lord's wrath be kindled 17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and against you, and he shut up the heaven, that word of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, there be no rain, and that the land yield not her which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward: fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the

18 He doth execute the judgment of the father- good land which the LORD giveth you. less and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving 18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in hin food and raiment.

your heart and in your soul, and bind them for 19 Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were a sign upon your hand, that they may be as strangers in the land of Egypt.

frontlets between your eyes. 20 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt. 19 And ye shall teach them your children, speakthou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and ing of them when thou sittest in thy house, aud swear by his name.

when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest 21 He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that down, and when thou risest up. bath done for thee these great and terrible hings 20 And thou shalt write them upon the door which thine eyes have seen.

posts of thy house, and upon thy gates : 22 Thy fathers went down into Egypt with three-21 That your days may be multiplied, and the score and ten persons; and now the LORD thy God days of your children, in the land which the hath made theeasthestars of heaven formultitude. LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as CHAP. XI.

the days of heaven upon the earth. An erhortation to obedience.

22 For if ye shall diligently keep all these com WHEREFORE thou shalt love the LORD thy mandments which I comn:and you, to do them, his judgments, and his commandments, always. ways, and to cleave unto him ;

21 And know ye this day: for I speak not 23 Then will the LORD drive out all these nawith your children which have not known, and tions from before you, and ye shall possess which have not seen the chastisement of the greater nations and mightier than yourselves LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, 24 Every place whereon the soles of your feet and his stretched out arm,

shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness, 3 And his miracles, and his acts, which he did and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, in the midst of Egypt, unto Pharaoh the king of even unto the utterinost sea shall your coast be. Egypt, and unto all his land;

25 There shall no man be able to stand before 4 And what he did unto the army of Egypt, you : for the LORD your God sball lay the fear unto their horses, and to their chariots; low lie of you, and the dread of you upon all the land roade the water of the Red sea lo overflow them that ye shall tread upon, as he hath said unto you. as they pursued after you, and how the LORD 26 11 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing hath destroyed them unto this day;

and a curse : 5 And what he did unto you in the wilderness, 27 Ablessing, ifye obey the commandments of the until ye came into this place;

LORD your God which I comniand you this day; 6 Avid wliat he did unto Dathan and Aviram, 28 And a curse, it ye will not obey the comhe sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben: how thélmandments of the LORD your God, bui turn aside earth opened her inouth, and swallowed the.., 'It of the way which I command you this day, up, and their households, and their tents, and to go after other gods which ye have not known. all the substance that was in their possession, in 29 And it shall come to pass when the LORD he midst of all Israel :

thy God hath brought thee in unto theland whith 7 But your eyes have seen all the great acts or er thou goest to possess it, that thou shalt put the the LORD which he did.

blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upon 8 ! Therefore shall ye keep all the command-mount Ebal. ments which I cominand you this day, that ye 30 Are they not on the other side Jordan, by may be strong, and go in and possess the land, the way where the sun goeth down, in the land whither ye go to possess it;

of the Canaanites, which dwell in the champaign 9 And that ye may prolong your days in the land over against Gilgal, beside the plains of Moreh? which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give 31 For ye shall pass over Jordan to go in to posunto tliem, and to their seed, a land that floweth sess the land which the LORD your God givetla with milk and honey.

you, and ye shall possess it, and dwell therein. 10 For the land, whither thou goest in to possess 32 And ye shall observe to do all the statutes it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye and judgments which I set before you this day. came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wa

CHAP XII. teredst it with tlıy foot, as a garden of herbs :

Idols must be destroyed a and and

ye shall observe to do in the land which the of the rain of heaven:

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God's place of worship to bc kept. DEUTERONOMY.

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2 1 Yeshalluiterly destroy all the places, where- manded thee, and thou shalt eat in thy gates in the nations which ye shall possess served their whatsoever thy soul lusteth after. gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the 22 Even as the roe-buck and the hart is eaten, hills, and under every green tree:

so thou shalt eat them: the unclean and the cleani 3 And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break shall eat of them alike. their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and 23 Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for yeshall hew down the graven images of their gods, the blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat and destroy the names of them out of that place the life with the flesh.

4 Ye shall not do so unto the LORD your God. 24 Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt pour it upon 5 ! But unto the place which the LORD your the earth as water. God shall choose out of all your tribes to put his 25 Thou shalt not eat it; that it may go wel! with pame there, even unto his habitation shall ye thee, and with thy children after thee, when thou so k, and thither thou shalt come :

shalt do that which is right in the sight of the Lord. 6 And t) ither ye shall bring your burnt-offer- 26 Only thy hoiy things which thou hast, and inge, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and thy vows, thou shalt take, and go unto the place hcave-of-rings of your hand, and your vows, which the LORD shall choose : and your free-will-offerings, and the firstlingsof 27 And thou shalt offer thy burnt-offerings, the your herds, and of your flocks :

flesh and the blood, upon the altar of the LORD 7 And there ye shall eat before the LORD your thy God : and the blood of thy sacrifices shall be Cod, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your poured out upon the altar of the Lord thy God, hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the and thou shalt eat the flesh. LORD thy God hath blessed thec.

28 Observe and hear all these words which I 8 Ye shall not do after all the things that we command thee, that it may go well with thee, do here this day, every man whatsoever is right and with thy children after thee for ever, when in his own eyes.

thou doest that which is good and right in the 9 For ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the sight of the LORD thy God. inheritance which the LORD your God giveth you. 29.17 When the LORD thy God shall cut off the

10 But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in nations from before thee, whither thou goest to the land which the LORD your God giveth you to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and inherit, and when he giveth you rest from all your dwellest in their land ; enemies round it, so that ye in safety : 30 Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared

11 Then there shall be a place which the Lord by following them, after that they be destroyed your God shall choose to cause his name to dwell from before thee; and that thou inquire not after there; thither shall ye bring all that I command their gods, saying, How did these nations serve you; your burnt-offerings and your sacrifices,your their gods? even so will I do likewise. tithes, and the heave-offering of your hand, and all 31 Thou shalt not do so unto the Lord thy God, your choice vows which yc vow unto the Lord: for every abomination to the Lord which he

12And ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God, hateth have they done unto their gods; for even ye, and your sons, and your daughters, and your their sons and their daughters they have burut men-servants, and your maid-servants, and the in the fire to their gods. Levite that is within your gates ; forasmuch as 32 What thing soever I command yon, observe ke hath no part nor inheritance with you. to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor dimin

13 Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy ish from it. burnt-offerings in every place that thou seest:

CHAP. XIII. 14 But in the place which the LORD shall choose

Against enticers to idolatry. in one of thy tribes, there thou shalt offer thy of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,

F there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer burnt-offerings, and there thou shalt do all that I command thee.

2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass 15 Notwithstanding, thou mayest kill and eat whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth aiter other gods, which thou hast not known, after, according to the blessing of the LORD thy and let us serve them; God which he hath given thee: the unclean and 3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that the clean may eat thereof, as of the roe-buck, prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD and as of the hart.

your God proveth you, to know whether ye love 16 T. Only ye shall not eat the blood; ye shall the LORD your God with all your heart and with pour it upon the earth as water.

all your soul. 17 Thou mayest not eat within thy gates the 4 Yeshall walk after the Lord your God, and fear tithe of thy corn, or of thy wine, or of thy oil, him, and keep his commandments, and obey his or the firstlings of thy herds or of thy flock, nor voice, and yeshall serve him, and cleave unto him. any of thy vows which thou vowest, nor thy frec- 5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, will-offerings, or heave-offering of thy hand: shall be put io death ; because he hath spoken 18 But thou must eat them before the LORD thy to turn you away from the LORD your God, which God in the place which the Lord thy God shall brought you out of the land of Egypt, and rechoose, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and deenied you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, and the thee out of the way which the LORD thy God Leviie that is within thy gates: and thou shalt commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou put mejoice before the LORD thy God in all that thou the evil away from the midst of thee. puttest thy hands unto.

6 1 If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy 19 Take heed to thyself that thou forsake not the son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or Levite as long as thou livest upon the earth. thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee

20 9 When the LORD thy God shall enlarge thy secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gock, borier, as he hath promised thee, and thou shalt which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers; say, I will eat flesh, because thy soul longeth to 7 Namely, of the gods of the people which are eat flesh, thou mayest eat flesh, whatsoever thy round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from soul lusteth after.

thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the 21 If the place which the LORD thy God hath other end or the earth ; chosen to put his name there be too far from thee, 8 Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken When thou shalt kill of thy herd and of thy flock, unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither Idolatrous cities to be destroyed. CHAP. XIV, XV.

Tithes of increase shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him: 17 And the pelican, and the gier-eagle, and the

9 But thou shalt surely kill him ; thy hand shall cormorant, be first upon him to put him to death, and after- 18 And the stork, and the heron after her kind, wards the hand of all the people.

and the lapwing, and the bat. 10 And thou shalt stone him with stones that 19 And every creeping thing that flieth is un he die ; because he hath sought to thrust thee clean unto you: they shall not be eaten. away from the LORD thy God, which brought thee 20 But of all clean fowls ye may eat. out of the land of Egypt from the housc of bondage.. 21 ! Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of

11 And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is :10 more any such wickedness as this is, among you. in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest

12 If thou shalt hear say in one of thy cities, sell it unto an alien: for thou art a holy people which the Lord thy God hath given thee to dwell unto the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not seeting there, saying,

a kid in his mother's milk. 13 Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone 22 T Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of out from among you, and have withdrawn the thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and 23. 1. And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy serve other gods, which ye have not known; God, in the place which he shall choose to place

14 Then shalt thou inquire, and make search, his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy and ask diligently; and behold, if it be truth, and wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy the thing certain, that such abomination is herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn wrought among you;

to fear the LORD thy God always. 15 Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of 24 And if the way be too long for thee, so that that city with the edge of the sword, destroying thou art not able to carry it ; or if the place be it utterly, and all that is therein, and the cattle too far from thee, which the LORD thy God shall thereof, with the edge of the sword.

choose to set his name there, when the LORD 16 And thou shalt gather all the spoil of it into thy God hath blessed thee: the midst of the street thereof, and shalt burn 25 Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind with fire the city, and all the spoil thereof every up the money in thy hand, and shalt go unto vie whit, for the LORD thy God : and it shall be a place which the LORD thy God shall choose : heap for ever; it shall not be built again. 26 And thou shalt bestow that money for what17 And there shall cleave nought of the cursed soever thy soul lusterh after, for oxen, or for thing to thy hand : that the ORD may turn from sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for the fierceness of his anger, and show thee mercy, wbatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou shalt eat and have compassion upon thee, and multiply there before the LORD thy God, and yiou shalt thee, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers; rejoice, thon, and thy he üsthold. 18 When thou shalt hearken to the voice of the 27 And the Levite that is within "hy gars ; Lord thy God, to keep all his commandments thou shalt not forsake him: for he hath no pari which I command thee this day, to do that which nor inheritance with thee. is right in the eyes of the LORD thy God. 28 | At the end of three years thou shalt bring CHAP. XIV.

forth all the tithe of thine increase the same Of meats clean and unclean. year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates : Y E are the children of the LORD your God: 29 And the Levite, (because he bath no part nor

ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any inheritance with thee) and the stranger, and the baldness between your eyes for the dead. fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy 2 For thou art a holy people unto the LORD thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied; God, and the LORD bath chosen thee to be a that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the peculiar people unto himself, above all the na- work of thy land which thou doest. tions that are upon the earth.

CHAP. XV. 31 Thou shalt not cat any abominable thing. These are the beasts which ye shall cat: The Amalke an release.

Of the year of release.

T the end of every scven years thou shalt ox, the sheep, and the goat, 5 The hart, and the roc-buck, and the fallow- 2 And this is the manner of the release: Every deer, and the wild-goat, and the pygarg, and the creditor that lendeth aught unto his neighbour, wild-ox, and the chamois.

shall release it ; he shall not exact it of his neigh6 And every beast that parteth the hoof, and bour, or of his brother; because it is called the cleaveth the cleft into two claws, and cheweth LORD's release. the cud among the beasts, that ye shall eat. 3 Of a foreigner thou mayest exact it again : 7 Nevertheless, these ye shall not eat, of them but that which is thine with thy brother thy that chew the cud, or of thein that divide the clo- hand shall release : ven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the co- 4 Save when tliere shall be no poor among you; ney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the for the LORD shall greatly bless thee in the land boof; therefore they are unclean unto you. which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an in

8 And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, heritance to possess it: yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you: 5 Only if thou carefully hearken unto the voice ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all these dead carcass.

commandments which I command thee this day. 9 | 'These ye shall eat, of all that are in the 6 For the LORD thy God blesseth thee, as lie waters. all that have fins and scales shall ye eat: promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many

10 And whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou inay not eat; it is unclean unto you.

shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not 11 1 Of all cleau birds ye shall eat.

reign over thee. 12 But these are they of which ye shall not eat: 7 1 If there be among you a poor man of one T'he eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray, of tliy brethren within any of thy gates in thy

13 And the glede, and the kite, and the vulture land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou after his kind,

shalt not harden thy heart, nor shut thy hand 14 And every raven after his kind,

from thy poor brother : 15 And the owl, and the night-hawk, and the 8 But thou shalt open thy hand wide unto him, cuckoo, and the hawk after his kind,

and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his peed, 16 The litucowl, and the greatowl, and theswan, in that which he wanteth.

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