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168 An exhortation DEUTERONOMY.

to obedience. 2 And know ye this day: for I speak 17 | And then the Lord's wrath be not with your children which have not kindled against you, and he shut up the known, and which have not seen the heaven, that there be no rain, and that chastisement of the LORD your God, the land yield not her fruit ; and lest ye his greatness, his mighty hand, and his perish quickly from off the good land stretched out arm,

which the LORD giveth you. 3 And his miracles, and his acts, which 18 f Therefore shall ye lay up these he did in the midst of Egypt, unto Pha- my words in your heart and in your soul, raoh the king of Egypt, and unto all his and bind them for a sign upon your land;

hand, that they may be as frontlets be· 4 And what he did unto the army of tween your eyes. Egypt, unto their horses, and to their 19 And ye shall teach them your chil.. chariots; how he made the water of the dren, speaking of them when thou sittest Red sea to overflow them as they pur- in thine house, and when thou walkest sued after you, and how the Lord hath by the way, when thou liest down, and destroyed them unto this day ;

when thou risest up. 5 And what he did unto you in the wil- 20 And thou shalt write them upon derness, until ye came into this place; the door-posts of thine house, and upon

6 And what he did unto Dathan and thy gates : Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of 21 That your days may be multiplied, Reuben : how the earth opened her and the days of your children, in the land mouth, and swallowed them up, and which the LORD sware unto your fathers their households, and their tents, and all to give them, as the days of heaven upon the substance that was in their possession, the earth. in the midst of all Israel :

22 For if ye shall diligently keep all 7 But your eyes have seen all the great these commandments which I command acts of the LORD which he did.

you, to do them, to love the LORD your 8 1 Therefore shall ye keep all the com- God, to walk in all his ways, and to mandments which Icommand you this day, cleave unto him ; that ye may be strong, and go in and pos- 23 Then will the LORD drive out all sess the land, whither ye go to possess it ; these nations from before you, and ye

9 And that ye may prolong your days shall possess greater nations and mightier in the land which the Lord sware unto than yourselves. your fathers to give unto them, and to 24 Every place whereon the soles of their seed, a land that floweth with milk your feet shall tread shall be yours : from and honey.

the wilderness, and Lebanon, from the 10 For the land, whither thou geest river, the river Euphrates, even unto the in to possess it, is not as the land of uttermost sea shall your coast be. Egypt, from whence ye came out, where 25 There shall no man be able to stand thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it before you : for the LORD your God shall with thy foot; as a garden of herbs : lay the fear of you, and the dread of you

11 But the land, whither ye go to pos- upon all the land that ye shall tread up sess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and on, as he hath said unto you. drinketh water of the rain of heaven: 26 9 Behold, I set before you this day

12 A land which the Lord thy God a blessing and a curse: careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy 27 A blessing, if ye obey the commandGod are always upon it, from the be- || ments of the Lord your God which I ginning of the year even unto the end command you this day :

28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the 13 And it shall come to pass, if ye commandments of the LORD your God, shall hearken diligently unto my com- but turn aside out of the way which i mandments which 1 command you this command you this day, to go after other day, to love the LORD your God, and

gods which

have not known. to serve him with all your heart and 29 And it shall come to pass when with all your soul,

the LORD thy God hath brought thee 14 That I will give you the rain of in unto the land whither thou goest to your land in his due season, the first rain possess it, that thou shalt put the blessing and the latter rain, that thou mayest upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upgather in thy corn, and thy wine, and on mount Eba). thine oil.

30 Are they not on the other side Jor15 And I will send grass in thy fields dan, by the way where the sun goeth for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and down in the land of the Canaanites, be full.

which dwell in the champaignoveragainst 16 Take heed to yourselves, that your Gilgal, beside the plains of Moreh?" heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, 3i For ye shall pass over Jordan to go and serve other gods, and worship them; ll in to possess the land which the LORD

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God's Place of worship to be kept. CHAP. XII.

Blood forbidden. 169 your God giveth you, and ye shall possess is within your gates ; forasmuch as he it, and dwell therein.

hath no part nor inheritance with you. 32 And ye shall observe to do all the 13 Take heed to thyself, that thou statutes and judgments which I set before offer not thy burnt-offerings in every you this day.

place that thou seest : CHAP. XII.

14 But in the place which the Lord 1 Monuments of idolatry are to be de- shall choose in one of thy tribes, there thou stroyed., 5 The place of God's service shalt offer thy burnt-offerings, and there

is to be kept. 16, 23 Blood forbidden. thou shalt do all that I command thee. TH "HESE are the statutes and judg- 15 Notwithstanding, thou mayest kill

ments which ye shall observe to do and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever in the land which the Lord God of thy thy soul lusteth after, according to the fithers giveth thee to possess it, all the blessing of the LORD thy God which he days that ye live upon the earth.

hath given thee: the unclean and the 25 Ye shall utterly destroy all the pla- clean may eat thereof, as of the roebuck, ces, wherein the nations which ye shall and as of the hart. possess served their gods, upon the high 16 f Only ye shall not eat the blood; maintains, and upon the hills, and under ye shall pour it upon the earth as water. every green tree:

17 Thou mayest not eat within thy 3 And ye shall overthrow their al- gates the tithe of thy coin, or of thy wine, tars, and break their pillars, and burn or of thy oil, or the firstlings of thy herds their groves with fire ; and


shall hew or of thy ck, nor any of thy vows which down the graven images of their gods, thou vowest, nor thy freewill-offerings, and destroy the names of them out of or heave-offering of thine hand : that place.

18 But thou must eat them before the 4 Ye shall not do so unto the LORD LORD thy God in the place which the your Goch

LORD thy God shall choose, thou, and 5 © But unto the place which the LORD thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manyour Gal shall choose out of all your serrant, and thy maid-servant, and the trives to put his name there, even unto his | Levite that is within thy gates : and thou habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God in shalt come :

all that thou puttest thine hands unto. 6 And thither ye shall bring your burnt- 19 Take heed to thyself that thou forofferings, and your sacrifices, and your sake not the Levite as long as thou livest tithes, and heave-offerings of your hand, | upon the earth. and your vows, and your freewill-offer- 20 When the LORD thy God shallenings, and the firstlings of your herds, and large thy border, as he hath promised of your flocks:

thee, and thou shalt say, I will eat flesh, 1 And there ye shall eat before the | because thy soul longeth to eat Hesh; LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in thou mayest cat flesh, whatsoever thy all that ye put your hand unto, ye and soul lusteth after. your households, wherein the LORD thy 21 If the place which the Lord thy God hath blessed thee.

God hath chosen to put his name there be 8 Ye shall not do after all the thingsthat too far from thee, then thou shalt kill of we do here this day, every man whatsothy herd and of thy flock, which the ever is right in his own eyes.

Lord hath given thee, as I have com9 For ye are not as yet come to the rest || manded thee, and thou shalt eat in thy and to the inheritance which the LORD gates whatsoever thy soul lusteth after. your God giveth you.

22 Even as the roebuck and the hart is 10 But when ye go over Jordan, and eaten, so thou shalt eat them: the unclean dwell in the land which the LORD your and the clean shall eat of them alike. God giveth you to inherit, and when he 23 Only be sure that thou eat not the gireth you rest from all your enemies blood : for the blood is the life ; and thou round about, so that ye dwell in safety : marest not eat the life with the flesh.

11 Then there shall be a place which 24 Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt the Lord your God shall choose to cause pour it upon the earth as water. his name to dwell there; thither shall ye 25 Thou shalt not eat it ; that it may bring all that I command you ; your so well with thee, and with thy chilbumit-offerings, and your sacrifices, your dren after thee, when thou shalt do that sithes, and the heave-offering of your which is right in the sight of the LORD. han, and all your choice vows which 26 Only thy holy things which thou hast, je vow unto the Lord:

and thy vows, thou shalt take, and go un12 And ye shall rejoice before the LORD to the place which the Lord shall choose: Four God, ye, and your sons, and your 27 And thou shalt offer thy burnt-ofdaughters, and your men-servants, and ferings, the flesh and the blood, upon the Par maid-servants, and the Levite that l altar of the Lord thy God: and the

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170 Enticers to idolatry DEUTERONOMY. are to be stoned to death. blood of thy sacrifices shall be poured out 7 Namely, of the gods of the people

upon the aitar of the LORD thy God, and which are round about you, nigh unto I thou shalt eat the flesh.

thee, or far off from thee, from the one end 28 Observe and hear all these words of the earth even unto the other end of the which I command thee, that it may go learth ; well with thee, and with thy children 8 Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor after thee for ever, when thou doest tha || hearken unto him ; neither shall thine which is good and right in the sight of the eye pity hin, neither shalt thou spare, LORD thy God.

neither shalt thou conceal him : 29 When the Lord thy God shall cut 9 But thou shalt surely kill him: thine off the nations from before thee, whither hand shall be first upon him to put him thou goest to possess them, and thou suc- to death, and afterwards the hand of all ceedest them, and dwellest in their land ; || the people.

30 Take heed to thyself that thou be 10 And thou shalt stone him with stones not snared by following them, after that that he die; because he hath sought to they be destroved from before thee; and thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, that thou inquire not after their gods, which brought thee out of the land of saying, How did these nations serve their | Egypt from the house of bondage. gods? eyen so will I do likewise.

11 And all Israel shall hear, and fear, 31 Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD | and shall do no more any such wickedness thy God; for every abomination to the as this is, among you. LORD which he hateth have they done 12 If thou shalt hear say in one of thy unto their gods; for even their sons and cities, which the LORD thy God hath their daughters they have burnt in the given thee to dwell there, saying, fire to their gods.

13 Certain men, the children of Belial, 32 What thing soever I command you, are gone out from among you, and have observe to do it : thou shalt not add withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, thereto, nor diminish from it.

saying, Let us go and serve other gods, CHAP. XIII.

which ye have not known; 1 Enticers to idolatry, 6 how near 80- 14 Then shalt thou inquire, and make ever, 10 are to be stoned to death. 15 search, and ask diligently; and behold, if

Idoiatrous cities are not to be spared. it be truth, and the thing certain, that such F there arise among you a prophet, or abomination is wrought among you;

15 Thou shalt surely smite the inhabita sign or a wonder,

ants of that city with the edge of the 2 And the sign or the wonder come to | sword, destroying it utterly, and all that pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, || is therein, and the cattle thereof, with the Let us go after other gods, which thou | edge of the sword. hast not known, and let us serve them ; 16 And thou shalt gather all the spoil

3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the of it intothe midst of thestreet thereof, and words of that prophet, or that dreamer shall burn with fire the city, and all the of dreams : for the LORD your God spoil thereof every whit, for the LORD proveth you, to know whether ye love thy God: and it shall be an heap for evthe LORD your God with all your heart er; it shall not be built again. and with all


17 And there shall cleave nought of 4 Ye shall walk after the LORD your the cursed thing to thine hand : that the God, and fear him, and keep his com- LORD may turn from the fierceness of his mandments, and obey his voice, and ye anger, and shew thee mercy, and have shall serve him, and cleave unto him. compassion upon thee, and multiply thee,

5 And that prophet, or that dreamer | as he hath sworn unto thy fathers; of dreams, shall be put to death ; because 18 When thou shalt hearken to the he hath spoken to turn you away from voice of the LORD thy God, to keep all the LORD your God, which brought you his commandments which I command out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed thee this day, to do that which is right in you out of the house of bondage, to thrust the eyes of the LORD thy God. thee out of the way which the LORD thy

CHAP. XIV. God commanded thee to walk in. So 1 God's children are not to disfigure shalt thou put the evil away from the themselves in mourning. 3 What may midst of thee.

be eaten, and what not. 22 Of tithes. 6 (If thy brother, the son of thy

YE mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or

E are the children of the LORD your

God: ye shall not cut yourselves, the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which nor make any baldness between your is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, eyes for the dead. saying, Let us go and serve other gods, 2 For thou art an holy people unto which thou hast not known, thou, nor the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath thy fathers;

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The year of release. 171 himself, above all the nations that are up- 24 And if the way be too long for thee, on the earth.

so that thou art not able to carry it; or if 3f Thou shalt not eat any abominable the place be too far from thee, which the thing

LORD thy God shall choose to set his 4. These are the beasts which ye shall name there, when the LORD thy God hath eat : the ox, the sheep, and the goat, blessed thee :

5 The hart, and the roebuck, and the 25 Then shalt thou turn it into money, failow-deer, and the wild-gnat, and the and bind up the money in thine hand, and pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois. shalt go unto the place which the LORD

6. And every beast that parteth the thy God shall choose : hoof, and cleareth the cleft into two 26 And thou shalt bestow that money claws, and cheweth the cud among the for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for beasts, that ye shall eat.

oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for 7. Nevertheless, these ye shall not eat, strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul of them that chew the cud, or of them " desireth: and thou shalt eat there before that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, the LORD thy God, and thou shalt reand the hare, and the coney : for they joice, thou, and thine household. chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; 27 And the Levite that is within thy therefore they are unclean unto you. gates; thou shalt not forsake him ; for he

8 And the swine, because it divideth hath no part nor is ieritance with thee. the hoot, yet cheweth not the cud, it is 28 T Åt the end of three years thou unclean unto you : ye shall not eat of | shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine intheir flesh, nor touch their dead carcass. crease the same year, and shalt lay it up

99 These ve shall eat, of all that are in within thy gates : the waters : all that have tins and scales 29 And the Levite, (because he hath no shall ye eat :

part nor inheritance with thee) and the 10 Aod whatsoever hath not fins and stranger, and the fatherless, and the widscales ye may not eat; it is unclean un- ow, which are within thy gates, shall to you.

come, and shall eat and be satisfied ; that il ? Of all clean birds ye shall eat. the Lord thy God may bless thee in all

12 But these are they of which ye shall the work of thine hand which thou doest. not eat: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and


1 The seventh year a year of release for 13 And the glede, and the kite, and the the poor. 7. It must be no let of lendvulture after his kind,

ing or giving. 14 And every raven after his kind, 245 And the owl, and the night-hawk, A Ththe end of every seven years thou and the cuckoo, and the hawk after his 2 And this is the manner of the re

lease : Every creditor that lendeth aught 16 The little owl, and the great owl, ' unto his neighbour shall release it ; he and the swan,

shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of 17 And the pelican, and the gier-ea- his brother ; because it is called the gle, and the cormorant,

Lord's release. 18 And the stork, and the heron after 3 Of a foreigner thou mayest exact it ber kind, and the lapwing, and the bat. again: but that which is thine with thy

19 And every creeping thing that fieth brother thine hand shall release : is unclean unto you: they shall not be 4 Save when there shall be no poor a

mong you; for the LORD shall greatly 20 But of all clean fowls ye may eat. bless thee in the land which the Lord thy 21 1 Ye shall not eat of any thing that God giveth thee for an inheritance to deth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the possess

it : stranger that is in thy gates, that he may 5 Only if thou carefully mearken unto eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien : | the voice of the LORD thy God, to obfor thou art an holy people unto the LORD serve to do all these commandments which thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in I command thee this day. his mother's milk.

6 For the LORD thy God blesseth thee, 22 ^ Thou sh; It truly tithe all the in- as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend crease of thy seed, that the field bringeth unto many nations, but thou shalt not borforth year by year.

row ; and thou shalt reign over many na23 © And thou shalt eat before the tions, but they shall not reign over thee. LORD thy God, in the place which he 7 [ If there be among you a poor man shall choose to place his name there, the of one of thy brethren within any of thy tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine gates in thy land which the LORD thy gil

, and the firstlings of thy herds and of God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thy focks; that thou mayest learn to fear thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy the LORD thy God always,

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172 The year of release. DEUTERONOMY. The feast of the fiassover.

8 But thou shalt open thine hand || ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it unwide unto him, and shalt surely lend to the LORD thy God. him sufficient for his need, in that which 22 Thou shalt eat it within thy gates : he wanteth.

the unclean and the clean person shall eat 9 Beware that there be not a thought it alike, as the roebuck, and as the hart. in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh 23 Only thou shalt not eat the blood year, the year of release, is at hand; and thereof ; thou shalt pour it upon the thine eye be evil against thy poor broth- ground as water. er, and thou givest him nought ; and he

CHAP. XVI. cry unto the Lord against thee, and it be 1 The feast of the passover, 9 of werks, 13 sin unto thee.

of tabernacles. 18 of judges and justice. 10 Thou shalt surely give him, and 21 Groves and images are forbidden. thine heart shall not be grieved when O

BSERVE the month of Abib, and thou givest unto him : because that for keep the passover unto the LORD this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thy God : for in the month of Abib the thee in all thy works, and in all that thou LORD thy God brought thee forth out of puttest thine hand unto.

Egypt by night. 11 For the poor shall never cease out 2 Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the passof the land: therefor. I command thee, over unto the LORD thy God, of the flock saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide and the herd, in the place which the LORD unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy shall choose to place his name there. needy, in thy land.

3 Thou shalt eat no leavened bread 12 And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, with it; seven days shalt thou eat unor an Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, leavened bread there with, even the bread and serve thee six years ; then in the sev- of affliction ; for thou camest forth out enth year thou shalt let him go free from of the land of Egypt in haste : that thou thee.

mayest remember the day when thou 13 And when thou sendest him out camest forth out of the land of Esypt free from thee, thou shalt not let him go all the days of thy life. away empty :

4 And there shall be no leavened bread 14 Thou shalt furnish him liberally out seen with thee in all thy coasts seven of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and days; neither shall there any things of out of thy wine-press: of that wherewith the flesh, which thou sacrificedst the first the LORD thy God hath blessed thee thou || day at even, remain all night until the shalt give unto him.

morning. 15 And thou shalt remember that thou 5 Thou mayest not sacrifice the passwast a bond-man in the land of Egypt, over within any of thy gates, which the and the LORD thy God redeemed thee : LORD thy God giveth thee : therefore I command thee this thing to 6 But at the place which the LORD day.

thy God shall choose to place his name 16 11 And it shall be, if he say unto thee, in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passI will not go away from thee ; because over at even, at the going down of the he loveth thee and thine house, because sun, at the season that thou camest forth he is well with thee;

out of Egypt. 17 Then thou shalt take an awl, and 7 And thou shalt roast and eat it in thrust it through his ear unto the door, the place which the Lord thy God shall and he shall be thy servant for ever. choose : and thou shalt turn in the mornAnd also unto thy maid-servant thou shalting, and go unto thy tents. do likewise.

8 Six days thou shalt eat unlearened 18 It shall not seem hard unto thee, bread: and on the seventh day shall be when thou sondest him away free from a solemn assembly to the Lord thy God : thee; for he hath been worth a double thou shalt do no work therein. hired servant to thee, in serving thee 9 Seven weeks shalt thou number six years: and the LORD thy God shall unto thee : begin to number the seven bless thee in all that thou doest.

weeks from such time as thou beginnest 19 | All the firstling males that come to put the sickle to the corn. of thy herd and of thy flock, thou shalt 10 And thou shalt ki ep the feast of sanctify unto the LORD thy God : thou weeks unto the LORD thy God with a shalt do no work with the firstling of thy tribute of a freewill-offering of thine hand, bullock, nor shear the firstling of thy sheep. which thou shalt give unto the LORD

20 Thou shalt eat it before the LORD thy God, according as the Lord thy God thy God year by year in the place which hath blessed thee! the LORD shall 'choose, thou and thy 11 And thou shalt rejoice before the household.

Lord thy God, thou, and thy son, and 21 And if there be any blemish there thy daughter, and thy man-servant, and in, as if it be lame, or blind, or have any | thy majd-servant, and the Levite that is

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