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Of divorce, pledges,

DEUTERONOMY. juftite, and charily.

it liketh him beft: thou shalt not op-16 No man fhall take the nether or press him, the upper mill ftone to pledge: for 17 There fhall be no whore of the he taketh a man's life to pledge. daughters of Ifrael, nor a fodomitc 7 If a man be found ftealing any of of the fons of Ifrael." his brethren of the children of Ifrael,

18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of and maketh merchandise of him, or a whore, or the price of a dog, into the felleth him; then that thief fhall die; house of the LORD thy God for any and thou shalt put evil away froni vow: for even both thefe are abomi- among you. nation unto the LORD thy God.

8 Take heed in the plague of le 19 Thou shalt not lend upon ufury profy, that thou obferve diligently, to thy brother; ufury of money, ufury and do according to all that the priests of victuals, ufury of any thing that is the Levites fhall teach you: as I comlent upon ufury: manded them, jo ye thall obferve to

20 Unto a stranger thou mayeft lend upon ufury; but unto thy brother thou halt not lend upon ufury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou fetteft thine hand to in the tand whither thou goeft to poffefs it. 21 Whenthou fhalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou fhalt not flack to pay it: for the LORD thy God will furely require it of thee; and it would be fin in thee.

22 But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it fhall be no fin in thee.

23 That which is gone out of thy tips thou shalt keep and perform; even a free will offering, according as thou haft vowed unto the LORD thy God, which thou haft promifed with thy

do.

9 Remember what the LORD thy Goddidunto Miriam by the way, after that ye were come forth cut of Egypt.

IOWhen thou doft lend thy brother any thing, thou shalt not go into his houfe to fetch his pledge.

II Thou shalt ftand abroad, and the man to whom thou doft lend fhall bring out the pledge abroad unto thee.

12 And if the man be poor, thou fhalt not fleep with his pledge:

13 In any cafe thou shalt deliver him the pledge again when the fun goeth down, that he may fleep in his own raiment, and blefs thee: and it thail be righteouinefs unto thee before the LORD thy God.

mouth. 14 Thou shalt not oppreis an hired 24 When thou comeft into thy fervant that is poor and needy, whe neighbour's vineyard, then thou may-tier be be of thy brethren, or of thy eft eat grapes thy fill at thine own ftrangers that are in thy land within pleafure but thou shalt not put any thy gates: in thy veffet. is Athis day thou fhalt give bim his 25 When thou comeft into the ftand-hire, neither fhall the fun go down ing corn of thy neighbour, then thou upon it; for he is poor, and fetteth mayeft pluck the ears with thine his heart upon it: left he cry against hand: but thou shalt not move a thee unto the LORD, and it be fin fickle unto thy neighbour's ftanding unto thee. corn.

CHAP. XXIV.

16 The fathers fhall not be put to death for the children, neither fall

WHEN a man hath taken a wife, the children be put to death for the

fathers: every man fhall be put to death for his own fin.

and married her, and it come to pafs that the find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found fome un- 17¶Thou shalt not pervert the judg cleannefs in her: then let him write ment of the ftranger, nor of the father. her a bill of divorcement, and give it lefs; nor take the widow's raiment to in her hand, and fend her out of his pledge; house.

2 And when the is departed out of his houfe, the may go and be another man's wife.

18 But thou shalt remember that thou waft a bondman in Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee thence: therefore I command thee to do this thing.

3 And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorce- 19 When thou cutteft down thine ment, and giveth it in her hand, and harvest in thy field, and hait forgot a fendeth her out of his houfe; or if fheaf in the field, thou shalt not go the latter hufband die, which took her to be his wife;

4 Her former hufband, which fent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that he is defiled; for that is abomination before the 1.ORD: and thou shalt not caufe the land to An, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.

again to fetch it: it fhall be for the ftranger, for the fatherlefs, and for the widow: that the Loan thy God may blefs thee in all the work of thine hands.

20 When thou beateft thine olive tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs again: it fhail be for the ftranger, for the fatherlefs, and for the widow. 5 When a man hath taken a new 21 When thou gathereft the grapes wife, he fhail not go out to war, nei- of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean ther fhall he be charged with any it afterward: it fhall be for the firan. bufinefs: but he fhall be free at home ger, for the fatherlefs, and for the one year, and fhall cheer up his wife widow.

hich he hath taken.

22 And thou shalt remember that

Of raising feed unto a brother. CHAP. XXVI. Of offering the first fruits. thou waft a bondman in the land of 17 Remember what Amalek di Egypt; therefore I command thee to unto thee by the way, when ye were do this thing. come forth out of Egypt: CHAP. XXV.

18 How he met thee by the way, and

I there be a controverfy between fmote the hindmoft of thee, even all men, and they come unto judg-that were feeble behind thee, when ment, that the judges may judge them; thou wat faint and weary; and he then they fhall juftify the righteous, feared not God.

and condemn the wicked.

19 Therefore it fhall be, when the

2 And it thall be, if the wicked man LORD thy God hath given thee rest be worthy to be beaten, that the judge from all thine enemies round about fhall caufe him to lie down, and to be in the land which the LORD thy God beaten before his face, according to giveth thee for an inheritance to pofhis fault, by a certain number. fefs it, that thou shalt blot out the re3 Forty firipes he may give him, and membrance of Amalek from under exceed: left, if he fhould exceed, heaven; thou fhalt not forget it. and beat him above thefe with many CHAXXVI. Stripes, then thy brother should feem AND it fhall be, when thou art

vile unto thee.

come in unto the land which the

4 Thou shalt not muzzle the ox LORD thy God giveth thee for an when he treadeth out the corn. inheritance, and poffeffeft it, and

51f brethren dwell together, and dwelleft therein;

one of them die, and have no child, 2 That thou shalt take of the fir the wife of the dead fhall not marry of all the fruit of the earth, which without unto a ftranger: her husband's thou fhalt bring of thy land that the brother fhall go in unto her, and take LORD thy God giveth thee, and fhaft her to him to wife, and perform the put it in a basket, and fhalt go unto the duty of an hufband's brother unto place which the LORD thy God fhall choofe to place his name there.

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6 And it fhall be, that the first born which the beareth fhall fucceed in the name of his brother which is dead, that his name be not put out of Ifrael.

3 And thou fhalt go unto the priest that thall be in thofe days, and fay unto him, I profefs this day unto the LORD thy God, that I am come unte the country which the LORD fware unto our fathers for to give us.

7 And if the man like not to take bis brother's wife, then let his broher's wife go up to the gate unto the 4 And the priest fhall take the bat ders, and fay, My husband's brother ket out of thine hand, and fet it down refufeth to raise up unto his brother before the altar of the LORD thy God. amme in Ifrael, he will not perform 5 And thou shalt fpeak and jay bethe duty of my husband's brother. fore the LORD thy God, A Syrian reaThen the elders of his city thall dy to perish was my father, and he call him, and fpeak unto him: and if went down into Egypt, and fojourned he and to it, and fay, I like not to there with a few, and became there Cake her; nation, great, mighty, and populous: 9 Then fhall his brother's wife come 6 And the Egyptians evil intreated anto him in the prefence of the el-us, and afflicted us, and laid upon, us ders, and loofe his hoe from off his hard bondage:

foot, and fpit in his face, and fhall7 And when we cried unto the LORD answer and fay, So fhail it be done God of our fathers, the LORD heard unto that man that will not build up our voice, and looked on our affliction, his brother's house. and our labour, and our oppreflion:

10 And his name fhall be called in Ifrael, The houfe of him that hath his fhoe loofed.

8 And the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terriblenefs, and with figns, and with wonders:

When men ftrive together one with another, and the wife of the one Graweth near for to deliver her huf- 9 And he hath brought us into this band out of the hand of him that place, and hath given us this land, ith him, and putteth forth her even a land that floweth with milk and hand, and taketh him by the fecrets: honey.

12 Then thou fhalt cut off her hand,] 10 And now, behold, I have brought thine eye shall not pity ber.

131 Thou shalt not have in thy bag diverfe weights, a great and a fniall. 14 Thou shalt not have in thine house diverfe meafures, a great and a fmall.

15 But thou fhalt have a perfect and suit weight, a perfect and juit meafure halt thou have: that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

the fir fruits of the land, which thou, O LORD, haft given me. And thou fhalt fet it before the LORD thy God, and worship before the LORD thy God:

II And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the LORD thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thine houfe, thou, and the Levite, and the franger that is among you. 12 When thou hast made an end of 16 For all that do fuch things, and tithing all the tithes of thine increafe all that do unrighteously, are an abo-the third year, which is the year of nation unto the LORD thy Gods. Itithing, and haft given it unto the

The law to be written on tones. DEUTERONOMY. Curfes from mount EbatLevite, the ftranger, the fatherlefs, 7 And thou shalt offer peace offer and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;

ings, and fhalt eat there, and rejoice before the LORD thy God.

13 Then thou fhalt fay before the LORD thy God, I have brought away the hallowed things out of mine houfe, and alfo have given them unto the 9 And Mofes and the priests the Levite, and unto the ftranger, to the Levites fpake unto all lírael, faying fatherless, and to the widow, accord-Take heed, and hearken, O Ifrael ing to all thy commandments which this day thou art become the people thou haft commanded me: I have not of the LORD thy God. tranfgreffed thy commandment, nei. ther have I forgotten them:

8 And thou shalt write upon the ftones all the words of this law, very plainly.

10 Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the LORD thy God, and do his commandments, and his ftatutes, which I command thee this day.

14 I have not eaten thereof in my mourning, neither have I taken away aught thereof for any unclean ufe, nor given aught thereof for the dead but I have hearkened to the voice of the 12 Thefe fhall ftand upon mount LORD myGod,and have done according Gerizim to blefs the people, when ye to all that thou haft commanded me. are come over Jordan; Simeon, and 15 Look down from thy holy habi-Levi, and Judah, and Iffachar, and tation, from heaven, and blefs thy Jofeph, and Benjamin: people Ifrael, and the fand which thou haft given us, as thou fwareft unto our fathers, a land that floweth with milk and honey.

II And Mofes charged the people the fame day, faying,

16 This day the LORD thy God) hath commanded thee to do thefe ftatutes and judgments: thou fhalt therefore keep and do them with all thine heart, and with all thy foul.

13 Andthefe fhall stand upon mount Ebal, to curfe; Reuben, Gad, and Afher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naph tali.

14 And the Levites fhall speak. and fay unto all the men of Ifrael with a loud voice,

16 Curfed be he that fetteth light by his father or his mother. And all the people thall fay, Amen.

15 Curfed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abo17 Thou haft avouched the LORD mination unto the LORD, the work of this day to be thy God, and to walk in the hands of the craftsman, and puthis ways, and to keep his ftatutes, teth it in a fecret place. And all the and his commandments, and his judg-people fhall anfwer and fay, Amen. ments, and to hearken unto his voice: 18 And the LORD hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promifed thee, and that thou shouldeft keep all his commandments; 19 And to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in praife, and in name, and in honour; and that thou mayeft be an holy people unto the LORD thy God, as he hath fpoken. CHAP. XXVII.

17 Curfed be he that removeth his neighbour's land mark. And all the people fhall fay, Amen.

18 Curfed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way. And all the people fhall fay, Amen.

19 Curfed be he that perverteth the judgment of the ftranger, fatherless, ND Mofes with the elders of If-and widow. And all the people fhall rael commanded the people, fay-fay, Amen.

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ing, Keep all the commandments 20 Curfed be he that lieth with his which I command you this day. father's wife: because he uncovereth his father's fkirt. And all the people fhall fay, Amen.

21 Curfed be he that lieth with any manner of beaft. And all the people

22 Curfed be he that lieth with his fifter, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people fhall fay, Amen.

2 And it fhall be on the day when ye fhall pass over Jordan unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth) thee, that thou fhalt fet thee up great ftones, and plafter them with plafter:hall fay, Amen. 3 And thou fhalt write upon them all the words of this law, when thou art paffed over, that thou mayeft go in unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, a land that floweth! with milk and honey; as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promifed thee. 4 Therefore it fhall be when ye be gone over Jordan, that ye fhall fet up thefe ftones, which I command you this day, in mount Ebal, and thou shalt platter them with plafter.

5 And there shalt thou build an altar unto the LORD thy God, an altar of ftones: thou shalt not lift up any iron tool upon them.

6 Thou shalt build the altar of the LORD thy God of whole ftones: and

23 Curfed be he that lieth with his mother in law. And all the people thall fay, Amen.

24 Curfed be he that fmiteth his neighbour fecretly. And all the peo ple fhall fay, Amen.

25 Curfed be he that taketh reward to flay an innocent perfon. And all the people shall fay, Amen.

26 Curfed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them And all the people fhall fay, Amen. CHAP. XXVIII.

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thou fhalt offer burnt offerings thereon AD it thall come to pafs, if thou

unto the LORD thy God:

fhalt hearken diligently unto the Ivulee of the LORD thy God, to obferve

The blefings for obedience. CHAP. XXVIII. The curfes for disobedience.

and to do all his commandments which body, and the fruit of thy land, the I command thee this day, that the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of LORD thy God will fet thee on high thy fheep. above all nations of the earth:

2 And all thefe bleffings fhall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou thait hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.

19 Curied halt thou be when thou comeft in, and curied halt thou be when thou goeft out.

20 The LORD fhall fend upon thee curfing, vexation, and rebuke, in all 3 Bieffed balt thou be in the city, that thou fetteft thine hand unto for and bleed jooit thou be in the field. to do, until thou be deftroyed, and 4 Bieffed ball be the fruit of thy until thou perifh quickly; because of body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the wickedness of thy doings, whereby the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thou haft forfaken me.

thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. 21 The LORD fhall make the pefti5 Bleffed fhall be thy basket, and lence cleave unto thee, until he hath thy ftore. confumed thee from off the land, whither thou goeft to poffels it.

6 Bieffed bait thou be when thou comeft in, and blefied shalt thou be when thou goeft out.

22 The LORD fhall fmite thee with a confumption, and with a fever, and 7 The LORD fhall caufe thine ene-with an inflammation, and with an exmies that rife up againft thee to be treme burning, and with the fword, imitten before thy face: they fhall and with blafting, and with mildew; come out against thee one way, and and they shall pursue thee until thou flee before thee seven ways. perish.

8 The LORD fhall command the bleling upon thee in thy ftore houses,

23 And thy heaven that is over thy head fhall be brafs, and the earth that and in all that thou fetteft thine hand is under thee shall be iron. unto: and he shall bless thee in the] 24 The LORD fhall make the rain land which the LORD thy God giveth of thy land powder and duft: from thee. heaven (hall it come down upon thee, until thou be deftroyed.

9 The LORD fhall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath fworn unto thee, if thou fhalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways.

10 And all people of the earth fhall fee that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of

thee.

II And the LORD fhall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the LORD fware unto thy fathers to give thee.

12 The LORD fhall open unto thee his good treafure, the heaven to give thee rain unto thy land in his feafon, and to bleís all the work of thine hand: and thou fhalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.

13 And the LORD fhall make thee the bead, and not the tail; and thou fhalt be above only, and thou fhalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to obferve and to do them:

14 And thou shalt not go afide from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to ferve them.

15 But it fhall come to pafs, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Load thy God, to obferve to do all his commandments and his ftatutes which I command thee this day; that all thefe curfes fhall come upon thee, and overtake thee:

16 Curfed bait thou be in the city, and curied halt thou be in the field." 17 Curfed fhall be thy basket and thy flore.

18 Curfed ball be the fruit of thy

25 The LORD fhall caufe thee to be fmitten before thine enemies: thou fhalt go out one way against them, and flee feven ways before them: and fhalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.

26 And thy carcafs fhall be meat unto all fowls of the air and unto the beafts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away.

27 The LORD will fmite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the fcab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.

28 The LORD fhall smite thee with madness, and blindnefs, and astonishment of heart:

29 And thou fhalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not profper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppreffed and fpoiled evermore, and no man shall fave thee.

30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man fhall lie with her: thou fhalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein; thou shalt plant a vineyard, and fhalt not gather the grapes thereof.

31 Thine ox ball be flain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine afs fball be violently taken away from before thy face, and fhall not be reftored to thee: thy sheep shall be given anto thine ene mies, and thou shalt have none to refcue them.

32 Thy fons and thy daughtersball be given unto another people, and thine eyes fhall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there ball be no might in thine hand. 33 The fruit of thy land, and all thy

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DEUTERONOMY.

for dijobedience.

labours, fhall a nation which thou,cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until knoweft not eat up; and thou shalt be thou be deftroyed: which also fhall only oppreffed and crushed alway: not leave thee either corn or wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy fheep, until he have deftroyed thee.

34 So that thou fhalt be mad for the fight of thine eyes which thou shalt

fee.

35 The LORD fhall fmite thee in. the knees, and in the legs, with a fore botch that cannot be healed, from the fole of thy foot unto the top of thy head.

36. The LORD fhall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt fet over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there fhalt thou ferve other gods, wood and ftone.

37 And thou fhalt become an aftonishment, a proverb, and a bye word, among all nations whither the LORD fhall lead thee.

38 Thou shalt carry much feed out into the field, and fhalt gather but little in; for the locuft fhall confume it.

39 Thou fhalt plant vineyards, and drefs them, but fhalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms fhall eat them."

52 And he fhall befiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou truftedft, throughout all thy land: and he fhall befiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.

53 And thou fhalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy fons and of thy daughters, which the LORD thy God hath given thee, in the fiege, and in the ftraitnefs, wherewith thine enemies fhall diftrefs thee:

54 So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye fhall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bofom, and toward the remnant of his children which he fhall leave :

55 So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he fhall eat: because he hath nothing left him in the fiege, and in the ftraitnefs, wherewith thine ene. mies thall diftrets thee in all thy gates.

40 Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy coafts, but thou halt not anoint thyself with the oil; for thine olive fhall caft bis fruit. 56 The tender and delicate woman 41 Thou shalt beget fons and daugh-among you, which would not adventers, but thou shalt not enjoy them; ture to fet the fole of her foot upon for they fhall go into captivity. the ground for delicatenefs and ten42 All thy trees and fruit of thy dernefs, her eye fhall be evil toward land hall the locuft confume. the hufband of her bofom, and toward her fon, and toward her daughter,

43 The ftrangers that is within thee hall get up above thee very high: and thou fhalt come down very low.

44 He hall lend to thee, and thou halt not lend to him: he fall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.

45 Moreover all these curfes fhall come upon thee, and fhall purfue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be deftroyed; because thou hearkenedft not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his ftatutes which he commanded thee:

46 And they fhall be upon thee for a fign and for a wonder, and upon thy feed for ever.

57 And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which the hall bear for the fhall eat them for want of all things fecretly in the fiege and ftraitnefs, wherewith thine enemy fhall diftrefs thee in thy gates,

58 If thou wilt not obferve to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayeft fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;

59 Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy feed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and fore ficknees, and of long continuance.

47 Becaufe thou fervedft not the LORD thy God with joyfulnefs, and 60 Moreover he will bring upon with gladnefs of heart, for the abun-thee all the difeafes of Egypt, which dance of all things. thou waft afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.

61 Alfo every ficknefs, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be de

48 Therefore shalt thou ferve thine enemies which the LORD fhall fend againft thee, in hunger, and in thirit, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he fhall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have de-ftroyed. ftroyed thee.

49 The LORD fhall bring a nation againfi thee from far, from the end of the earth, as fuift as the eagle fiieth: a nation whofe tongue thou shalt not understand:

62 And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the ftars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldeft not obey the voice of the LORD thy God.

63 And it fhall come to pafs, that 50 A nation of fierce countenance, as the LORD rejoiced over you to de which fhall not regard the perfon of you good, and to multiply you; fo the the old, nor fhew favour to the young: LORD will rejoice over you to defroy 51 And he shall eat the fruit of thyou, and to bring you to nought, and

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