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Firstlings of the flock to be sanctified. DEUTERONOMY.

Fcast of tabernacles, &e. 9 Beware that there be not a thought in thy in any of thy gates, which the LORD thy God wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year giveth thee: of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil 6 But at the place which the LORD thy God against thy poor brother, and thou givest him shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt nought; and he cry unto the LORD against thee, sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down and it be sin unto thee.

of the sun, at the season that thou camest forth 10 Thou shalt surely give him, and thy heart out of Egypt. shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him: 7 And thou shalt roast and eat it in the place because that for this thing the LORD thy God which the LORD thy God shall choose: and thou shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that shalt turn in the morning, and go unto thy tents. thou puttest thy hand unto.

8 Six days thou shalteat unleavened bread: and 11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: on the seventh day shall be a solemn assembytu therefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work thercia open thy hand wide unto thy brother, to thy 9 Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee: pxr, and to thy needy, in thy land.

egin to number the seven weeks from such timo 12 1 And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a as thou beginnest to put the sickle to the corn. lleor :w woman, be sold unto thee, and serve 10 And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto thee xix years; then in the seventh year thou the LORD thy God with a tribute of a freeshalt let him go free from thee.

will-offering of thy hand, which thou shalt give 13 And when thou sendest him out free from unto the LORD thy God, according as the LORD thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty: thy God hath blessed thee : 14 Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy 11 And thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy wine- God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and press: of that wherewith the LORD thy God thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, and the hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him. Levite that is within thy gates, and the stran

15 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a ger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are bond-man in the land of Egypt, and the LORD among you, in the place which the LORD thy thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command God hath chosen to place his name there. thee this thing to-day.

12 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a 16 11 And it shall be, if he say unto thee, I will bond-man in Egypt: and thou shalt observe and not go away from thee; because he loveth thee do these statutes. and thy house, because he is well with thee ; 13 | Thou shalt observe the feast of taberna17 Then thou shalt take an awl, and thrust it cles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy corn, and thy wine. thy servant for ever. And also unto thy maid- 14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and servant thou shalt do likewise.

thy son, and thy daughter, and thy man-servant, 18 It shall not seem hard unto thee, when thou and thy maid-servant, and the Levite, the stransendest hiin away free from thee: for he hath ger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are been worth a double hired servant to thee, in within thy gates : serving thee six years: and the LORD thy God 15 Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast shall bless thee in all that thou doest.

unto the LORD thy God in the place which the 19. All the firstling males that come of thy herd LORD shall choose: because the LORD thy God and of thy flock thou shalt sanctify unto the LORD shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all thy God: thou shalt do no work with the firstling of the works of thy hands, therefore thou shalt thy bullock, nor shear the firstling of thy sheep. surely rejoice.

20 Thou shalt eat it before the LORD thy God 16 11 Three times in a year shall all thy malcs Fear by year in the place which the Lord shall appear before the LORD thy God in the place choose, thou and thy household.

which he shall choose ; in the feast of unleaven21 And if there be any blemish therein, as if it ed bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the be lame, or blind, or have any ill blemish, thou feast of tabernacles : and they shall not appear shalt not sacrifice it unto the LORD thy God. before the LORD empty:

22 Thou shalt eat it within thy gates: the un-17 Every man shall give as he is able, accordclean and the clean person shall eat it alike, as ing to the blessing of the LORD thy God which the roe-buck, and as the hart.

he hath given thee. 23 Only thou shalt not eat the blood thereof; 18 1 Judges and officers shalt thou make thee thou shalt pour it upon the ground as water. in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth CHAP. XVI.

thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge The solemn yearly feasts.

the people with just judgment. 0 O BSERVE the month of Abib, and keep the 19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt

passover unto the Lord thy God: for in the not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert forth out of Egypt by night.

the words of the righteous. 2 Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the passover 20 That which is altogether just shalt thou fol unto the LORD thy God, of the flock and the low, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land herd, in the place which the LORD shall choose which the LORD thy God giveth thee. to place his name there.

21 1 Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any 3 Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it ; trees near unto the altar of the LORD thy God, seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread there which thou shalt make thee. with, even the bread of affliction ; (for thou 22. Neither shalt thou set thee up any image ; camest forth out of the land of Egypt in haste :) which the LORD thy God hateth. that thou mayest remember the day when thou

CHAP, XVII. canest forth out of the land of Egypt, all the

Idolaters to be put to death. days of thy life. 4 And there shall be no leavened bread seen with THOU shalt not sacrifice unto the Lord thy

God any bullock, or sheep, wherein is blemthee in all thy coasts seven days; neither shall ish, or any evil favouredness: for that is an there any thing of the flesh, which thou sacri- abomination unto the LORD thy God. ficedst the first day at even, remain all night 2 11 If there be found among you, within any of until the morning.

thy gates which the LORD thy God giveth thee, 5 Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover with-man or woman that hath wrought wickednes

Election and duty of a king. CHAP. XVIII, XIX.

Christ promised. in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgress

CHAP. XVIII. ing his covenant,

Priests' and Levites' portion. 3. And hath gone and served other gods, and wor: THE priests the Levites, and all the tribe of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded; with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of the 4 And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, LORD made by fire, and his inheritance. and inquired diligently, and behold, it be true, 2 Therefore shall they have no inheritance and the thing certain, that such abomination is among their brethren: the Lord is thei- inheri. wrought in Israel :

tance, as he hath said unto them. 5 Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that 3 11 And this shall be the priest's due from the woman, which have committed that wicked thing, people, from them that offer a sacrifice, whether unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and it bcoxor sheep; and they shallgive unto the priest shalt stone them with stones, till they die. the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw

6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three wit- 4 The first-fruit also of thy corn, of thy wine, nesses, shall he that is worthy of death be put and of thine oil, and the first of the iteece of Ilij to death ; but at the mouth of one witness he sheep, shalt thou give him. shall not be put to death.

5 For the LORD thy God hath chosen him out 7 The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon of all thy tribes, to stand to minister in the name him to put him to death, and afterward the hands of the LORD, him and his sons for ever. of all the people. So thou shalt put the evil away 6 11 And if a Levite come from any of thy gates froin among you.

out of all Israel, where he sojourned, and comc 8.1 If there arise a matter too hard for thee in with all the desire of his mind unto the place judgment, between blood and blood, between plea which the LORD shall choose; and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being 7 Then he shall minister in the name of the matters of controversy within thy gates: then Lord his God, as all his brethren the Levites do, shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which stand there before the LORD. which the LORD thy God sball choose;

8 They shall have like portions to eat, besides 9 And thou shalt come unto the priests the Le-that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony. vites, and unto the judge that shall be in those 9 When thou art come into the land which days, and inquire; and they shall shew thee the the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn sentence of judgment :

to do after the abominations of those nations. 10 And thou shalt do according to the sentence, 10 There shall not be found among you any which they of that place which the Lord shall one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass choose shall shew thee; and thou shalt observe through the fire, or that useth divination, or an to do according to all that they inform thee: observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

11 According to the sentence of the law which 11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar they shall teach thee, and according to the judg- spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. ment which they shall tell thee, thou shali do: 12 For all that do these things are an abomi. thou shalt not decline from the sentence which nation unto the LORD: and because of these they shall shew thee, to the right hand, nor to abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them the left.

out from before thee. 12 11 And the man that will do presumptuously, 13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God. and will not hearken unto the priest that stand- 14 For these nations, which thou shalt possess, etn to minister there before the LORD thy God, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto di cr unto the judge, even that man shall die: and viners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath thou shalt put away the evil from Israel. not suffered thee so to do. 13 And all the people shall hear, and fear, and 15 | The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee do no more presumptuously.

a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, 14 When thou art come unto the land which like unto me ; unto him ye shall hearken. the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt possess 16 According to all that thou desiredst of the it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will LORD thy God in Horeb in the day of the assemset a king over me, like as all the nations that bly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of are about me;

the Lord my God, neither let me see this great 15 Thou shalt in any wise set him king over fire any more, that I die not. thee whon the LORD thy God shall choose: one 17 And the LORD said unto me, They hare froin among thy brethren shalt thou set king well spoken that which they have spoken. over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over 18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among thee, which is not thy brother.

their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my 16 But he shall not multiply horses to himself, words in bis mouth; and he shall speak unto nor cause the people to return to Egypt, in the them all that I shall command him. end that he should multiply horses : forasmuch 19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever as the Lord hath said unto you, Ye shall hence- will not hearken into my words which he shall forth return no more that way.

speak in my name, I will require it of bim. 17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, 20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak that his heart turn not away: neither shall be word in my name, which I have not cominandgreatly multiply to himself silver and gold. ed him to speak, or that shall speak in the name 18 And it shall be when he sitteth upon the of other gods, even that prophet shall die. throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a 21 And if thou say in thy heart, How shall we copy of this law in a book out of that which is know the word which the Lord hath not spoken? before the priests the Levites.

22 W'hen a prophet speaketh in the name of the 19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, therein all the days of his life: that he may learn that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words bu- the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously: of this law and these statutes, to do them: thou shalt not be afraid of him. 20 That his heart be not listed up above his

CHAP. XIX. brethren, and that he turn not aside from the

The cities of refuge. the end that he may prolong his in his king

whose land the LORD God dom, he, and his children, in the midst of Isracl. giveth thee, and thou succeedest them, and


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Punishment of a false witness. DEUTERONOMY.

Rules to be observed in war. dwellest in their cities, and in their houses; the battle, that the priest shall approach and

2 Thou shalt separate three cities for thee in speak unto the people, the midst of thy land which the LORD thy God 3 And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye giveth thee to possess it.

approach this day unto battle against your ene3 Thou shalt prepare thee a way, and divide mies: let not your hearts saint, fear not, and do not the coasts of thy land which the LORD thy God tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them; giveth thee to inherit, into three parts, that every 4 For the LORD your God is he that goeth with slayer may flee thither.

you, to fight for you against your enemies, to 4 || And this is the case of the slayer, which save you. shall flee thither, that he may live: Whoso kill- 5 !! And the officers shall speak unto the people, eth his neighbour ignorantly, whom he hated saying, What man is there that he th built a new not in time past;

house, and hath not dedicated it ? let him go and 5 As when a man goeth into the wood with his return unto his house, lest he die in the battle, neighbour to hew wood, and his hand fetcheth a and another man dedicate it. stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and 6 And what man is he that hath planted a vinethe head slippeth from the helve, and lighteth yard, and hath not yet eaten of it ? let him alsa upon his neghbour, that he die; he shall flee go and return unto his house, lest he die in the unto one of these cities, and live:

battle, and another man eat of it. 6 Lest the avenger of the blood pursue the 7 And what man is there that hath betrothed a slayer, while his heart is hot, and overtake him, wife, and hath not taken her ? let him go and because the way is long, and slay him ; whereas return unto his house, lest he die in the battle, he was not worthy of death, inasmuch as he and another man take her. hated him not in time past.

8 And the officers shall speak further unto the 7 Wherefore I command thee, saying, Thou people, and they shall say, What man is there shalt separate three cities for thee.

that is fearful and faint-hearted? let him go and 8And if the LORD thy God enlarge thy coast, as he return unto his house, lest his brethren's heart hath sworn unto thy fathers, and give thee all the faint as well as his heart. land which he promised to give unto thy fathers; 9 And it shall be, when the officers have made 9 If thou shalt keep all these commandments to an end of speaking unto the people, that they shall do them, which I command thee this day, to make captains of the armies to lead the people. love the LORD thy God, and to walk ever in his 10 When thou comest nigh unto a city to ways; then shalt thou add three cities more for fight against it, the proclaim peace unto it. thee, besides these three:

11 And it shall be, it it make thee answer of 10 That innocent blood be not shed in thy land, peace, and open unto thee, then it shall be, that which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an in- all the people that is found therein, shall be triheritance, and so blood be upon thee.

butaries unto thee, and they shall serve thee. 119 But if any man hate his neighbour, and lie in wait 12 And if it will make no peace with thee, but will for him, and rise up against him, and smite him mor- make war against thee, then thou shalt besiege it: tally that he die, and fleeth into one of these cities : 13 And when the LORD thy God hath delivered 12 Then the elders of his city shall send and it into thy hands, thou shalt smite every male fetch him thence, and deliver him into the hand thereof with the edge of the sword: of the avenger of blood, that he may die. 14 But the women, and the little ones, and the

13 Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt cattle, and all that is in the city, cven all the put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, spoil thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself: and that it may go well with thee.

thou shalt eat the spoil of thine enemics, which 14 Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's land- the LORD thy God hath given thee. mark, which they of old tinie have set in thine 15 Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities which inheritance, which thou shalt inherit in the land are very far off from thee, which are not of the that the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it. cities of these nations.

15 4 One witness shall not rise up against a 16 But of the cities of these people which the man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin LORD thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, that he sinneth; at the mouth of two witnesses, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth: or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the mat- 17 But thou shalt utterly destroy them, namely, ter be established.

the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, 16 11 If a false witness rise up against any man and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites, to testify against him that which is wrong; as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee :

17 Then both the men between whom the con- 18 That they teach you not to do after all their troversy is shall stand before the LORD, before the abominations which they have done unto their priests and the judges, which shall be in those days; gods; so should ye sin against the LORD your God.

18 And the judges shall make diligent inquisi- | 19 When thou shalt besiege a city a long time tion: and behold, if the witness be a false wit- in making war against it to take it, thou shalt ness, and hath testified falsely against his brother; not destroy the trees thereof by forcing an axe

19 Then shall ye do unto him, as he had thought against them; for thou mayest eat of them: and to have done unto his brother: so shalt thou put thou shalt not cut them down (for the tree of the the evil away from among you.

field is man's life) to employ them in the siege: 20 And those which remain shall hear, and 20 Only the trees which ihou knowest that they fear, and shall henceforth commit no more any be not trees for meat, thou shalt destroy and cut such evil among you.

them down; and thou shalt build bulwarks 21 And thine eye shall not pity; but life shall against the city that maketh war with thee, ungo for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for til it be subducd. hand, foot for foot.


Expiation of uncertain murder.
Priest's exhorlation previous to battle.


F one be found slain in the land which the W TUEN thou goest out to battle against thine LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it, lying in

enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, the field, and it be not known who hath slain him: and a people more than thou, be not afraid of 2 Then thy elders and thy j'idges shall come them : for the LORD thy God is with thee, which forth, and they shall measure unto the cities brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. which are round about him that is slain : 2 And it shall be when ye are come nigh unto 3 And it shall be that the city which is next unA stubborn son to be stoned.


Punishment of the slanderer. to the slain man, even the elders of that city (thou shalt in any case bring them again unto thy shall take a heifer which hath not been wrought brother. with, and which hath not drawn in the yoke;

2 And if thy brother be not nigh unto thee, or 4 And the elders of that city shall bring down if thou know him not, then thou shalt bring it the heifer unto a rough valley, which is neither unto thine own house, and it shall be with thee cared nor sown, and shall strike off the heifer's until thy brother soek after it, and thou shalt reneck there in the valley;

store it to him again. 5 And the priests the sons of Levi shall come 3 In like manner shalt thou do with his ass; near, (for them the LORD thy God hath chosen and so shalt thou do with his raiment; and with to minister unto him, and to bless in the name all lost things of thy brother's, which he hath of the LORD,) and by their word shall every con- lost, and thou hast found, shalt thou do likewise: troversy and every stroke be tried;

thou mayest not hide thyself. 6 And all the elders of that city that are next 4 11 Thou shalt not see thy brother's ass or his ox unto the slain man, shall wash their hands over fall down by the way, and hide thyself from them: the heifer that is beheaded in the valley: thou shalt surely help him to lift them up again. 7 And they shall answer and say, Our hands have 5 1 The woman shall not wear that which not shed this blood, neither have oureyes seen it. pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put

8 Bé merciful, o LORD, unto thy people Israel, on a woman's garment : for all that do so are whom thou hast redeemed, and lay not innocent abomination unto the LORD thy God. blood unto thy people of Israel's charge. And 6 1 If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the blood shall be forgiven them.

the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether 9 So shalt thou put away the guilt of innocent they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting blood from among you, when thou shalt do that upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt no which is right in the sight of the LORD. take the dam with the young : 10 T When thou goest forth to war against thine 7 But thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and enemies, and the LORDthyGod hathdelivered them take the young to thee; that it may be well with into thy hands, and thou hast taken them captive, thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days.

11 And seest among the captives a beautiful 8 TWhen thou buildest a new house, then thou woman, and hast a desire unto her, that thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou wouldest have her to thy wife:

bring not blood upon thy house, if any man fall 12 Then thou shalt bring her home to thy house, from thence and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails : | 99 Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with uivers

13 And she shall put the raiment of her captivi- seeds : lest the fruit of thy seed which thou hast ty from off her, and shall remain in thy house, sown, and the fruit of thy vineyard, be defiled. and bewail her father and her mother a full 10 11 Thou shalt not plough with an ox and an month: and after that, thou shalt go in unto her, ass together. and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife. 11 11 Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers

14 And it shall be, if thou have no delight in sorts, as of woollen and linen together. her, then thou shalt let her go whither she will; 12 T Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the but thou shalt not sell her at all for money; thou four quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou shalt not make merchandise of her, because thou coverest thyself. hast humbled her.

13 11 If any man take a wife, and go in unto 15 1 If a man have two wives, one beloved, her, and hate her, and another hated, and they have borne him) 14 And give occasions of speech against her, children, both the beloved and the hated; and if and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, the first-born son be hers that was hated : took this woman, and when I came to her, 1

16 Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons found her not a maid : to inherit that which he hath, that he may not 15 Then shall the father of the damsel, and her make the son of the beloved first-born, before the mother, take and bring forth the tokens of the son of the hated, which is indeed the first-born: damsel's virginity unto the elders of the city in

17 But he shall acknowledge the son of the bated the gate: for the first-born, by giving him a double portion 16 And the damsel's father shall say unto the of all that he hath: for he is the beginning of elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to his strength; the right of the first-born is his. wife, and he hateth her,

18 | If a man have a stubborn and rebellious 17 And lo, he hath given occasions of speech son, which will not obey the voice of his father, against her, saying, i found not thy daughter a or the voice of his mother, and that, when they maid; and yet these are the tokens of my daugh. have chastened him, will not hearken unto them: ter's virginity. And they shall spread the cloth

19 Then shall his father and his mother lay before the elders of the city. holl on him, and bring him out unto the elders 18 And the elders of that city shall take that of his city, and unto the gate of his place; man and chastise him ; 20. And they shall say unto the elders of his city, 19 And they shall amerce him in a hundred shek This ourson is stubborn and rebellious, he will not els of silver, and give them unto the father of the obey, our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard. damsel, because he hath brought up an evil name 21 And all the men of his city shall stone him upon a virgin of Israel: and she shall be his with stones, that he die: so shaltthou putevil away wife; he may not put her away all his days. from among you,and all Israel shall hear, and fear. 20 But if this thing be true, and the tokens of 22 1 And if a man have committed a sin wor- virginity be not found for the damsel : thy of death, and he be to be put to death, and 21 Then they shall bring out the damsel to the thou bang him on a tree:

door of her father's house, and the men of her 23 His body shall not remain all night upon the city shall stone her with stones that she die ; loca

but thou shalt in any wise bury him that cause she hath wrought folly in Israel, to play day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God ;) the whore in her father's house : so shalt thout that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD thy put evil away from among you. God giveth thee for an inheritance.

22 1 If a inan be found lying with a woman marCHAP. XXII.

ried to a husband, then they shall both of them die, Sundry laws and ordinances.

both the man that lay with the woman, and the sheep go astray, and hide thyself from them: 23 IT If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed



Punishment of aduery.

Of usury and vous unto a husband, and a mari find lier in the city, that place which he shall choose in one of thy and lie with her;

gates where it liketh hiin best: thou shalt not 24 Then ye shall bring them both out unto the oppress him. gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with 17 11 There shall be no whore of the daughters stones that they die; the damsel, because she of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. cried not, being in the city; and the man, be- 18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or cause he hath humbled his neighbour's wife: the price of a dog into the house of the LORD so thou shalt put away evil from among you. thy God for any vow: for even both these are

25 I But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the abomination unto the Lord thy God. held, and the man force her, and lie with her ; 19 11 Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy Irothen the man only that lay with her shall die : ther; usury of money, usury of victuals, 'isury 26 But unto the damsel thou shalt do nothing; of any thing that is lent upon usury : th sre is in the damsel no sin worthy of death: 20 Unto a stranger thou mayest ler:d upon for as when a man riseth against his neighbour, usury; but unto tliy brother thou shalt not lend and slayeth him, even so is this matter : upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless

27 For he found her in the field, and the betroth-thee in all that thou settest thy hand to in the ed damsel cried, and there was none to save her. land whither thou goest to possess it.

28 11 If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, 21 When thou shalt vow a vow unto the which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it : sie with her, and they be found;

for the LORD thy God will surely require it of 29 Then the man that lay with her shall give thee; and it would be sin in thee. unto the damsel's father fifty shekels of silver, 22 But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be and she shall be his wife; because he hath hum-no sin in thee. bled her, he may not put her away all his days. 23 That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt

30 TA'man shall not take his father's wife, keep and perforın; even a free-will-offering, ac. nor discover his father's skirt.

cording as thou hast vowed into the LORD thy CHAP. XXIII.


which thou hast promised with thy mouth. Sundry laics and ordinances.

24 í When thou comest into thy neighbour's He

privy member cut off, shall not enter into thine own pleasure ; but thou sliali not put any the congregation of the LORD.

in thy vessel. 2 A bastard shall not enter into the congregation 25 When thou comest into the standing corn of of the LORD; even to his tenth generation shall thy neighbour, then thou mayest pluck the ears he not enter into the congregation of the LORD. with thy hand: but thou shalt not move a sickle

3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into unto thy neighbour's standing corn. the congregation of the LORD; even to their

CHAP. XXIV. tenth generation shall they not enter into the

The law of divorce, &c. congregation of the Lord for ever:

W VHEN a man hath taken a wife, and married 4 Because they met you not with bread and her, and it come to pass that she find no with water in the way, when ye came forth out favour in his eyes, because he hath found some of Egypt; and because they hired against thee uncleanness in her : then let him write her a Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopota- bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and mia, to curse thee.

send her out of his house. 5 Nevertheless, the LORD thy God would not 2 And when she is departed out of his liouse hcarken unto Balaam: but the LORD thy God she may go and be another man's wife. turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, be- 3 And if the latter husband hate her, and write cause the LORD thy God loved thee.

her a bill of divorcement, and givetli it in her 6 T'hou shalt not seek their peace, nor their hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the prosperity all thy days for ever.

latter husband die, which took her to be his wife; 79 Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite, for he is 4 Her former husband which sent her away, may thy brother: thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian, not take her again to be his wife, after that she is 'because thou wast a stranger in his land. defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD:

8 The children that are begotten of them shall and thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which enter into the congregation of the Lord in their the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance third generation.

511 When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall 94 When the host goeth forth against thine ene- not go out to war, neither shall he becharged with mies, then keep thee from every wicked thing. any business: but he shall be free at home one year,

10 11 If there be among you any man that is not and shall cheer up his wife which he hath taken. clean by reason of uncleanness that chanceth 6 4 No man shall take the nether or the upper him by night, then shall he go abroad out of the millstone to pledge : for he taketh a man's life camp, he shall not come within the camp: to pledge.

11 But it shall be, when evening cometh on, he 7 | Ifa man he found stealing any of his brethren chall wash himself with water and when thc of the children of Israel, and maketh merchandise sun is down, he shall come into the camp again. of him, or selleth him then that thief'shall die;

12 Thou shalt have a place also without the and thou shalt put evil away from among you. can.p, whither thou shalt go forth abroad: 811 Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that

13 And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy wea- thou observe diligently, and do according to all pon: and it shall be when thou wilt ease thyself that the priests the Levites shall teach you : as abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn I commanded them, su ye shall observe to do. back, and cover that which cometh from thee: 9 Remember what the LORD thy God did unto

14 For the Lord thy God walketh in the midst Miriam by the way, after that yc were cine forth of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine out of Egypt. enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp 10 9 When thou dost lend thy brother anything, be holy : that he see no unclean thing in thee, thou shall not go into his house to fetch his pledge: and turn away from thee.

11 Thou shalt stand abroad, and the man to 15 T Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the whom thou dost lend shall bring out the pledge servant which is escaped from his master unto abroad unto thee: thee:

12 And if the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep 16 He shall dwell with thce, even anong you in with his pledge:

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