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The ten commandments.
CHAP. VI. End of the law is obedience. 163 10 And shewing mercy unto thousands hath heard the voice of the living God of them that love me, and keep my com- speaking out of the midst of the fire, as mandments.
we have, and lived ? 11 Thou shalt not take the name of the 27 & Go thou near, and hear all that LORD thy God in vain : for the LORD the Lord our God shall say ; and speak will not hold him guiltless that taketh his thou unto us all that the LORD our God name in vain.
shall speak unto thee ; and we will hear 12 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as it, and do it. the LORD thy God hath commanded thee. 28 And the LORD heard the voice of
13 Six days thou shalt labour, and do your words, wiren ye spake unto me; all thy work :
and the LORD said unto me, I have heard 14 But the seventh day is the sabbath the voice of the words of this people, which of the LORD thy God : in it thou shalt they have spoken unto thee : they have not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor well said all that they have spoken. thy daughter, nor thy man-servant, nor 29 () that there were such an heart in thy maid-servant, nor thine ox, nor thine them, that they would fear me, and ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stran- keep all my commandments always, that ger that is within thy gates ; that thy | it might be well with them, and with man-servant and thy maid-servant may || their children for ever! rest as well as thou.
30 Go say to them, Get you into your 15 And remember that thou wast a tents again. servant in the land of Egypt, and that 31 But as for thee, stand thou here by the LORD thy God brought thee out | me, and I will speak unto thee all the thence through a mighty hand and by a commandments, and the statutes, and the stretched out arm : therefore the LORD | judgments, which thou shalt teach them, thy God commanded thee to keep the that they may do them in the land which sabbath day.
I give them to possess it. 16 Honour thy father and thy mother, 32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as as the LORD thy God hath commanded the LORD your God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, you: ye shall not turn aside to the right and that it may go well with thee, in the hand or to the left. land which the LORD thy God giveth 33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which thee.
the LORD your God hath commanded 17 Thou shalt not kill.
you, that ye may live, and that it may be 18 Neither shalt thou commit adultery. well with you, and that ye may prolong 19 Neither shalt thou steal.
your days in the land whichye shall possess. 20 Neither shalt thou bear false witness
CHAP. VI. against thy neighbour.
1 The end of the law is obedience. 3 An 21. Neither shalt thou desire thy neigh
erhortalion thereto. bour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy
, neighbour's house, his field, or his man- the statutes, and the judgments servant, or his maid-servant, his ox, or his which the LORD your God commanded ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour's. | to teach you, that ye might do them in
22 These words the LORD spake un- the land whither ye go to possess it: to all your assembly in the mount out of 2 That thou mightest fear the LORD the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of thy God, to keep all his statutes and his the thick darkness, with a great voice : commandments which I command thee, and he added no more. And he wrote thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all them in two tables of stone, and delivered the days of thy life ; and that thy days them unto me: 23 And it came to pass, when ye heard
, , the voice out of the midst of the darkness, | serve to do it ; that it may be well with (for the mountain did burn with fire) that thee, and that ye may increase mightily, ye came near unto me, even all the heads as the LORD God of thy fathers hath, of your tribes, and your elders;
promised thee, in the land that floweth 24 And ye said, Behold, the LORD our with milk and honey, God hath 'shewed us his glory and his 4 Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God greatness, and we have heard his voice is one LORD: ait of the midst of the fire: we have 5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy seen this day that God doth talk with God with all thine heart, and with all thy man, and he liveth.
soul, and with all thy might. 25 Now therefore why should we die? 6 And these words which I command f his great fire will consume us: if we thee this day, shall be in thine heart: hear the voice of the LORD our God any 7 And thou shalt teach them diligently more, then we shall die.
unto thy children, and shalt talk of them 26 For who is there of all flesh, that I when thou sittest in thine house, and when
may be prolongedefore, O Israel, and
164 Echortation to obedience. DEUTERONOMY. Communion with the thou waikest by the way, and when thou || before the LORD our God, as he hath liest down, and when thou isest up. commanded us. 8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign
CHAP. VII. upon thine hand, and they shall be as 1 All communion with the nations forbidfrontlets between thine eyes.
den, 4 for fear of idolatry, and other 9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates. WHI
HEN the LORD thy God shall 10 And it shall be, when the LORD thy bring thee into the land whither God shall have brought thee into the thou groest to possess it, and hath cast out land which he sware unto thy fathers, many nations before thee, the Hittites, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and give thee great and goodly cities, which the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the thou buildedst not,
Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations 11 And houses full of all good things, greater and mightier than thou; which thou filledst not, and wells digged, 2 And when the LORD thy God shall which thou diggedst not, vineyards and deliver them before thee, thou shalt olive-trees, which thou plantedst not ; smite them and utterly destroy them, when thou shalt have eaten and be full; thou shalt make no covenant with them,
12 Then beware lest thou forget the nor shew mercy unto them: Lord, which brought thee forth out of 3 Neither shalt thou make marriages the land of Egypt, from the house of with them; thy daughter thou shalt not bondage.
give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt 13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, thou take unto thy son. and serve him, and shaltswearby his name. 4 s For they will turn away thy son
14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of from following me, that they may serve the gods of the people which are round other gods : so will the anger of the about you ;
Lord be kindled against you, and destroy 15 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous thee suddenly. Godamong you) lest the anger of the LORD 5 But thus shall ye deal with them ; ye thy God be kindled against thee, and de- shall destroy their altars, and break down stroy thee from off the face of the earth. their images, and cut down their groves,
16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your and burn their graven images with fire. God, as ye tempted him in Massah. 6. For thou art an holy people unto
17 Ye shall diligently keep the com- the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God mandments of the LORD your God, and hath chosen thee to be a special people his testimonies, and his statutes, which he unto himself, above all people that are hath commanded thee.
upon the face of the earth. 18 And thou shalt do that which is right 7 The Lord did not set his love upon and good in the sight of the LORD : that || you, nor choose you, because ye were it may be well with thee, and that thou more in number than any people ; for ye mayest go in and possess the good land were the fewest of all people: which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, 8 But because the Lord loved you,
19 To cast out all thine enemies from and because he would keep the oath before thee, as the Lord hath spoken. which he had sworn unto your fathers,
20 And when thy son asketh thee in hath the Lord brought you out with a time to come, saying, What mean the mighty hand, and redeemed you out of testimonies, and the statutes, and the the house of bond-men, from the hand of judgments, which the Lord our God || Pharaoh king of Egypt. hath commanded you?
9 9 Know therefore that the LORD thy 21 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, || God," he is God, the faithful God, which We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt; keepeth covenant and mercy with them and the LORD brought us out of Egypt that love him and keep his commandwith a mighty hand:
ments to a thousand generations ; 22 And the Lord shewed_signs and 10 And repayeth them that hate him to wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, up- | their face, to destroy them: he will not on Pharaoh, and upon all his household, I be slack to him that hateth him, he will before our eyes :
repay him to his face. 23 And he brought us out from thence, 11 Thou shalt therefore keep the comthat he might bring us in, to give us the mandments, and the statutes, and the land which he sware unto our fathers. judgments, which I command thee this
24 And the Lord commanded us today, to do them. do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our 12 Wherefore'it shall come to pass, if ye God, for our good always, that he might hearken to these judgments, and keep, ald preserve us alive, as it is at this day. do them, that the LORD thy God shall
25 And it shall be our righteousness, if keep unto thee the covenant and the merWe observe to do all these commandments "cy which he sware unto thy fathers :
Obedience recommended. 165. 13 And he will love thee, and bless
CHAP. VIII. thee, and multiply thee : he will also An exhortation to obedience in regard of of his hand, thy corn, and thy wine, and A mand the this day shall ye cbserve
God's dealing with them. thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and he sware unto thy fathers to give thee. go in and possess the land which the
14 Thou shalt be blessed above all peo LORD sware unto your fathers. ple: there shall not be male or female bar- 2 And thou shalt remember all the way ren among you, or among your cattle. which the LORD thy God led thee these
15 And the LORD will take away from forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee all sickness, and will put none of the thee, and to prove thee, to know what eril diseases of Egypt (which thou know- was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest) upon thee ; but will lay them upon est keep his commandments, or no. all them that hate thee.
3 And he humbled thee, and suffered 16 And thou shalt consume all the peo- thee to hunger, and fed thee with manple which the LORD thy God shall deliver na, which thou knewest not, neither did thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon thy fathers know ; that he might make them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; | thee know that man doth not live by for that will be a snare unto thee. bread only, but by every word that pro
17 If thou shalt say in thine heart, | ceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD These nations are more than I, how can doth man live. I dispossess them?
4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, 18 Thou shalt not be afraid of them : neither did thy foot swell these forty but shalt well remember what the LORD years. thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all 5 Thou shalt also considerin thine heart, Egypt;
that as a man chasteneth his son, so the 19 The great temptations which thine LORD thy God chasteneth thee. eyes saw, and the signs, and the won- 6 Therefore thou shalt keep the comders, and the mighty hand, and the mandments of the LORD thy God, to walk stretched out arm, whereby the LORD in his ways, and to fear him. thy God brought thee out: so shall the 7 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee LORD thy God do unto all the people of into a good land, a land of brooks of whom thou art afraid.
water, of fountains, and depths that spring 20 Moreover, the LORD thy God will out of valleys and hills; send the hornet among them, until they 8 A land of wheat, and barley, and that are left, and hide themselves from vines, and tig-trees, and pomegranates, a thee, be destroyed.
land of oil-olive, and honey ; 21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: 9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread for the LORD thy God is among you, a
without scarceness, thou shalt not lack mighty God and terrible.
any thing in it, a land whose stones are 22 And the LORD thy God will put | iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest out those nations before thee by little and dig brass. little : thou mayest not consume them at 10 When thou hast eaten and art full, cace, lest the beasts of the field increase then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God
for the good land which he hath given thee, 23 Ç But the LORD thy God shall de- 11 Beware that thou forget not the liver them unto thee, and shall destroy | LORD thy God, in not keeping his comthem with a mighty destruction, until they mandments, and his judgments, and his be destroyed.
statutes, which I command thee this day : 24 And he shall deliver their kings in- 12 Lest when thou hast eaten, and art to thine hand, and thou shalt destroy their full, and hast built gooilly houses, and name froin under heaven : there shall no dwelt therein ; man be able to stand before thee, until 13 And when thy herds and thy flocks thou have destroyed them.
multiply, and thy silver and thy gold 25 The graven images of their gods is multiplied, and all that thou hast is mulshall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not || tiplied ; desire the silver or gold that is on them, 14. Then thine heart be lifted up, and nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared thou forget the LORD thy God (which therein : for it is an abomination to the brought thee forth out of the land of LORD thy God.
Egypt, from the house of bondage ; 26 Neither shalt thou bring an abomi- 15 Who led thec through that great nation into thine house, lest thou be a and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery cursed thing like it : but thou shalt utterly || serpents, and scorpions, and drought, detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it'; || where there tvas no water; who brought for it is a cursed thing.
thee forth water mit of the rock of fint ;
166 Israelites rebellions DEUTERONOMY. rehearsed by Moses
16 Who fed thee in the wilderness 8 Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD with manna, which thy fathers knew not, to wrath, so that the Lord was angry that he might humble thee, and that he with you to have destroyed you. might prove thee, to do thee good at thy 9 When I was gone up into the mount, latter end.)
to receive the tables of stone, even the 17 And thou say in thine heart, My tables of the covenant which the LORD power and the might of my hand hath got made with you, then I abode in the mount ten me this wealth.
forty days and forty nights, I neither did 18 But thou shalt remember the LORD eat bread, nor drink water: thy God : for it is he that giveth theo 10 And the LORD delivered unto me power to get wealth, that he may establish two tables of stone written with the finhis covenant which he sware unto thy fa- ger of God; and on them was written thers, as it is this day.
according to all the words which the 19 And it shall be, if thou do at all Lord spake with you in the mount, out forget the LORD thy God, and walk after of the midst of the fire, in the day of the other gods, and serve them, and worship assembly. them, 1 testify against you this day that 11 And it came to pass at the end of ye shall surely perish.
forty days and forty nights, that the 20 As the nations which the LORD LORD gave me the two tables of stone, destroveth before your face, so shall ye even the tables of the covenant. perish; because ye would not be obedient 12 And the LORD said unto me, Ainto the voice of the LORD your God. rise, get thee down quickly from hence; CHAP. IX.
for thy people which thou hast brought Aloses dissuadeth them from the opinion forth out of Egypt have corrupted them
of their own righteousness, by rehears- selves; they are quickly turned aside out ing their several rebellions.
of the way which I commanded them; over Jordan this day, to go in
13 Furthermore, spake unto sess nations greater and mightier than thy- | me, saying, I have seen this people, and self, cities great and fenced up to heaven, behold, it is a stiff-necked people:
2. A people great and tall, the children 14 Let me alone, that I may destroy of the Anakiis, whom thou knowest, and them, and blot out their name from unof whom thou hast heard say, Who can | der heaven: and I will make of thee a stand before the children of Anak! nation mightier and greater than they.
3 Understand therefore this day, that 15 So I turned and came down from the LORD thy God is he which goeth over the mount, and the mount burned with before thee; as a consuming tire he shall | fire : and the two tables of the covenant destroy them, and he shall bring them were in my two hands. elown before thy face: so shalt thou drive 16 And I looked, and behold, ye had them out, and destroy them quickly, as sinned against the LORD your God, and the Lord hath said unto thee.
had made you a molten calf: ye had 4 Speak not thou in thine heart, after turned aside quickly out of the way that the Lord thy God hath cast them | which the Lord had commanded you. out from before thee, saying, For my 17 And I took the two tables, and cast rigliteousness the Lord hath brought me them out of my two hands, and brake in to possess this land: but for the wick-them before your eyes. edness of these nations the LORD doth 18 And I fell down before the LORD, drive them out from before three.
as at the first, forty days and forty 5 Not for thy righteousness, or for nights : I did neither eat bread, nor drink the uprightness of thine heart dost thou | water, because of all your sins which ye go to possess their land: but for the wick- sinned, in doing wickedly in the sight of edness of these nations, the Lord thy God | the LORD, to provoke him to anger. doth drive them out from before thee, 19 (For I was afraid of the anger and and that he may perform the word which hot displeasure wherewith the Lord was the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abra- wroth against you to destroy you.) But ham, Isaac, and Jacob.
the LORD hearkened unto mę at that 6 Understand therefore, that the LORD time also. thy God giveth thee not this good land to 20 And the LORD was very angry possess it for thy righteousness; for thou with Aaron to have destroyed hím : and art a stiff-necked people.
I prayed for Aaron also the same time. 7 Remember, and forget not, how thou 21 And I took four sin, the calf which provokedst the LORD thy Gol to wrath ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and in the wilderness : from the day that thou stamped it, and ground it very small, even didst depart out of the land of Egypt, un- until it was as small as dust": and I cast til ye came unto this place, ye have been the dust thereof into the brook that de rebellious against the Lord.
scended out of the mount,
The two tables renewed. CHAP. X. XI. An exhortation to obedience. 167
22 And at Taberah, and at Massah, 7 From thence they journeyed unto and Kibroth-hattaavah, ye provoked the Gudgodah ; and from Gudgodah to JotLORD to wrath.
bath, a land of rivers of waters. 23 Likewise when the LORD sent you 8 At that time the LORD separated from Kadesh-barnea, saying, Go up and the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the possess the land which I have given you; covenant of the Lord, to stand before thenye rebelled against the commandment the LORD to minister unto him, and to of the LORD your God, and ye believed bless in his name, unto this day. him not, nor hearkened to his voice. 9 Wherefore Levi hath no part nor in
24 Ye have been rebellious against the | heritance with his brethren ; the LORD LORD from the day that I knew you. is his inheritance, according as the LORD
25 Thus I fell down before the LORD thy God promised him. forty days and forty nights, as I fell down 10 And I stayed in the mount, acat the first; because the LORD had said cording to the first time, forty days and he would destroy you.
forty nights ; and the LORD hearkened 26 I prayed therefore unto the LORD, unto me at that time also, and the LORD and said, O LORD God, destroy not thy would not destroy thee. people and thine inheritance, which thou 11 And the LORD said unto me, Ahast redeemed through thy greatness, rise, take thy journey before the people, which thou hast bronight forth out of that they may go in and possess the land, Egypt with a mighty hand.
which I sware unto their fathers to give 27 Remember thy servants, Abraham, unto them. Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the stub- 12 | And now, Israel, what doth the bortness of this people, nor to their wick- LORD thy God require of thee, but to exiness, nor to their sin :
fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all 28 Lest the land whence thou brought- his ways, and to love him, and to serve est us out, say, Because the Lord was the LORD thy God with all thy heart and not able to bring them into the land with all thy soul, which he promised them, and because he 13 To keep the commandments of the hated thein, he hath brought them out to Lord, and his statutes, which I command slay them in the wilderness.
thee this day for thy good? 29 Yet they are thy people and thine 14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven inheritance which thou broughtest out by of heavens is the LORD's thy God, the thy mighty power and by thy stretched earth also, with all that therein is.
15 Only the LORD had a delight in CHAP. X.
thy fathers to love them, and he chose 1 Gods mercy in restoring the two ta- their seed after them, even you above all bles. 12 An exhortation to obedience. people, as it is this day.
16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of Hew thee two tables of stone like un- your heart, and be no more stiff-necked. to the first, and come up unto me into the 17 For the Lord your Gol is God of mount, and make thee an ark of wood. gods, and LORD of lords, a great Gal,
2 And I will write on the tables the a mighty, and a terrible, which regardwords that were in the first tables which eth not persons, nor taketh reward : hou brakedst, and thou shalt put them 18 He doth execute the judgment of in the ark.
the fatherless and widow, and loveth the 3 And I made an ark of shittim wood, stranger, in giving him food and raiment. and hewed two tables of stone like unto
ye therefore the stranger: for the first, and went up into the mount, ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. having the two tables in mine hand. 20 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God;
4 And he wrote on the tables, accord- him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt ing to the first writing, the ten com- thou cleave, and swear by his name. mandments, which the LORD spake unto 21 He is thy praise, and he is thy God, cu in the mount, out of the midst of the that hath done for thee these great and terire, in the day of the assembly : and the rible things which thine eyes have seen. LORD gave them unto me.
22 Thy fathers went down into Egypt 5 And I turned myself and came down with threescore and ten persons; and from the mount, and put the tables in now the LORD thy God hath made thee the ark which I had made ; and there as the stars of heaven for multitude. they be, as the LORD commanded me.
CHAP. XI. 65 And the children of Israel took 1 An exhortation to obedience. 26 A blesstheir journey from Bceroth of the chil- ing and a curse is set before them. dren of Jaakan to Mosera ; there Aaron THEREFORE thou shalt love the died, and there he was buried ; and Eleazar his son ministered in the priest's charge, and his statutes, and his judgoffice in his stead.
menes, and his commandments, always.
THERED thy God, and keep his