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Of sundry feasts.

CHAP. XXIII. The day of atonement. Yamahe Love ye shall leave none of it until the morrow: for ever throughout your generations in all

your dwellings. 31 Therefore shall ye keep, my com- 15 | And ye shall count unto you from mandments, and do them: I am the the morrow after the sabbath, from the day LORD,

that ye brought the sheaf of the wave-of32 Neither sball ye profane my holy fering ; seven sabbaths shall be complete : name; but I will be hallowed among the 16 Even unto the morrow after the sehildren of Israel: I am the LORD which venth sabbath shall ye number fifty days ; hallow you,

and ye shall offer a new meat-offering unto 33 That brought you out of the land of the Lord. Egypt, to be your God: I am the LORD. 17 Ye shall bring out of your habitations CHAP. XXIII.

two wave-loaves of two tenth-deals : they ND the LORD spake unto Moses, say- shall be of fine flour, they shall be baken

with leaven, they are the first-fruits unto Speak unto the children of Israel, and the LORD. şay unto them, Concerning the feasts of the 18 And ye shall offer with the bread LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy seven lambs without blemish of the first convocations, even these are my feasts. year, and one young bullock, and two

31 Six days shall work be done: but rams: they shall be for a burnt-offering the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, unto the Lord, with their meat-offering, a holy convocation : ye shall do no work and their drink-offerings, even an offering therein: it is the sabbath of the Lord in made by fire of sweet savour unto the all your dwellings.

LORD. 4T These are the feasts of the LORD, 19 Then ye shall sacrifice one kid of the even holy, convocations, wbich ye shall goats fora sin-offering, and two lambs of the proclaim in their seasons.

first year for a sacrifice of peace-offerings. 5 In the fourteenth day of the first 20 And the priest shall wave them with month at even is the Lord's passover. the bread of the first-fruits for a wave.

6 And on the fifteenth day of the same offering before the LORD, with the two month is the feast of unleavened bread lambs: they shall be holy to the LORD unto the LORD; seven days ye must eat for the priest. unleavened bread.

21 And ye shall proclaim on the self7 In the first day ye shall have a boly same day, that it may be a holy convocaconvocation : ye shall do no servile work tion unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein.

therein. It shall be a statute for ever in 8 But ye shall offer an offering made by all your dwellings throughout your genefire unto the LORD seven days : in the rations. seventh day is a holy convocation, ye 22 | And when ye reap the harvest of shall do no servile work therein.

your land, thou shalt not make clean rid9 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, dance of the corners of thy field when saying,

thou reapest, neither shalt thou gather any 10 Speak unto the children of Israel, gleaning of thy harvest : thou shalt leave and say unto them, When ye be come into them unto the poor, and to the stranger: the land which I give unto you, and shall I am the LORD your God. reap the harvest thereof, then ye shall 23 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, bring a sheaf of the first-fruits of your saying, harvest into the priest :

24 Speak unto the children of Israel, 11 And he shall wave the sheaf before saying, In the seventh month, in the first the LORD, to be accepted for you: on the day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, morrow after the sabbath the priest shall a memorial of blowing of truinpets, á wave it.

holy convocation. 12 And ye shall offer that day when ye 25 Ye shall do no servile work therein; wave the sheal, a he-lamb without ble- but ye shall offer an offering made by fire mish of the first year for a burnt-offering unto the LORD. unto the LORD.

26 | And the Lord spake unto Moses, 13 And the meat-offering thereof shall saying, be two tenth-deals of fine flour mingled 27 Also on the tenth day of this seventh with oil, an offering made by fire unto the month there shall be a day of atonement; LORD for a sweet savour: and the drink- it shall be holy convocation unto you, offering thereof shall be of wine, the fourth and ye shall afflict your souls, and ofer an part of a hin.

offering made by fire unto the LORD. 14 And ye shall eat neither bread, nor 28 And ye shall do no work in that same parched corn, nor green ears, until the day; for it is a day of atonement, to make self-same day that ye have brought an an atonement for you before the LORD offering unto your God: I shall be a statute your God.


Sundry feasts and offerings : LEVITICUS. The law of blasphemy.

29 For whatsoever soul it be that shall., 2 Command the children of Israel, that not be afflicted in that same day, he shall they bring unto thee pure oil-olive beaten be cut off from among his people. for the light, to cause the lamps to burn

30 And whatsoever soul it be that doeth continnally, any work in that same day, the same soul 3 Without the vail of the testimony, in will I destroy from among his people. the tabernacle of the congregation, shall

31 Ye shall do no manner of work. It Aaron order it from the evening unto the shall be a statute for ever throughout your morning before the LORD continually: it generations in all your dwellings.

shall be a statute for ever in your genera32 It shall be unto you a sabbath of rest, tions. and ye shall afflict your souls: in the ninth 4 He shall order the lamps upon the day of the month at even, from even unto pure candlestick before the LORD continueven, shall ye celebrate your sabbath. ally.

33 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, 5 And thou shalt take fine flour, and saying,

bake twelve cakes thereof; two tenth34 Speak unto the children of Israel, deals shall be in one cake. saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh

6 And thou shalt set them in two rows, month shall be the feast of tabernacles for six on a row, upon the pure table before seven days unto the Lord.

the LORD. 35 On the first day shall be a holy con- 7 And thou shalt put pure frankincense vocation: ye shall do no servile work upon each row, that it may be on the bread therein.

for a memorial, even an offering made by 36 Seven days ye shall offer an offering fire unto the LORD, made by fire unto the Lord: on the eighth 8 Every sabbath he shall set it in order day shall be a holy convocation unto you, before the Lord continually, being taken and

ye shall offer an offering made by fire from the children of Israel by an everlastunto the Lord: it is a solemn assembly ; ing covenant. and ye

shall do no servile work therein, 9 And it shall be Aaron's and his sons ; 37 These are the feasts of the LORD, and they shall eat it in the holy place: for which

ye shall proclaim to be holy convo- it is most holy unto him of the offerings of cations, to offer an offering made by fire the LORD made by fire by a perpetual staunto the Lord, a burnt-offering, and a tute. meat-offering, a sacrifice, and drink-offer- 10 1 And the son of an Israelitish woings, every thing upon his day: man, whose father was an Egyptian, went

38 Besides the sabbaths of the LORD, out among the children of Israel; and this and besides your gifts, and besides ali son of the Israelitish woman and a man of your vows, and besides all your free-will- Israel strove together in the camp; offerings, which ye give unto the LORD. 11 And the Israelitish woman's son

39 Also in the fifteenth day of the blasphemed the name of the LORD, and seventh month, when ye have gathered in cursed: and they brought him unto Moses: the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast (and his mother's name was Shelomith, the unto the Lord seven days: on the first day daughter of Dibri, of the tribe of Dan:) shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day 12 And they put him in ward, that the shall be a sabbath.

mind of the LORD might be shewed them. 40 And ye shall take you on the first day 13 | And the LORD spake unto Moses, the boughs of goodly trees, branches of saying, palm-trees, and the boughs of thick trees, 14 Bring forth him that hath cursed and willows of the brook ; and ye shall re- without the camp; and let all that heard joice before the LORD your God seven days. him lay their hands upon his head, and let

41 And ye shall keep it a feast unto the all the congregation stone him. LORD seven days in the year. It shall be 15 And thou shalt speak unto the chil. a statute for ever in your generations ; ye dren of Israel, saying, Whosoever curseth shall celebrate it in the seventh month. his God shall bear his sin.

42 Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; 16 And he that blasphemeth the name all that are Israelites born shall dwell in of the LORD, he shall surely be put to booths :

death, and all the congregation shall cer43 That your generations may know tainly stone him: as well the stranger, as that I made the children of Israel to dwell he that is born in the land, when be blasin booths, when I brought them out of the phemeth the name of the LORD, shall be land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God. put to death.

44 And Moses declared unto the chil- 17 | And he that killeth any man shall dren of Israel the feasts of the Lord. surely be put to death. CHAP. XXIV.

18 | And he that killeth a beast shall ND the LORD spake unto Moses, say- make it good; beast for beast.

19 And if a man cause a blemish in his


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The Jubilee.

Of oppression. neighbour; as he hath done, so shall it be 13 In the year of this jubilee ye shall done unto him :

return every man unto his possession. 20 Breach for breach, eye for eye, tooth 14 | And if thou sell aught unto thy for tooth: as he hath caused a bleinish in a neighbour, or buyest aught of thy neighman, so shall it be done to him again. bour's hand, ye shall not oppress one

21 And he that killeth a beast, he shall another: restore it: and he that killeth a man, he 15 According to the number of years shall be put to death.

after the jubilee, thoushalt buy of thy neigh22 Ye shall have one manner of law, as bour, and according unto the number of well for the stranger, as for one of your own years of the fruits he shall sell unto thee: country : for I am the LORD your God. 16 According to the multitude of years

23 | And Moses spake unto the children thou shalt increase the price thereof, and of Israel, that they should bring forth him according to the fewness of years thou that had cursed out of the camp, and stone shalt diminish the price of it: for accordhim with stones: and the children of Israeling to the number of the years of the fruits did as the Lord commanded Moses. doth he sell unto thee. CHAP. XXV.

17 Ye shall not therefore oppress one ANI ND the LORD spake unto Moses in another ; but thou shalt fear thy God : for mount Sinai, saying,

I am the LORD


God. 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, and 18 TWherefore ye shall do my statutes, say unto them, When ye come into the and keep my judgments, and do them; land which I give you, then shall the land and ye shall dwell in the land in safety. keep a sabbath unto the LORD.

19 And the land shail yield her fruit, 3 Six years thou shalt sow thy field, and and ye shall eat your fill, and dwell therein six years thou shalt prune thy vineyard, in safety. and gather in the fruit thereof;

20 And if


What shall we 4 But in the seventh year shall be a sab- eat the seventh year? behold, we shall not bath of rest unto the land, a sabbath for sow nor gather in our increase : the LORD : thou shalt neither sow thy field, 21 Then I will command my blessing nor prune thy vineyard.

upon you in the sixth year, and it shall 5 That which groweth of its own accord bring forth fruit for three years: of thy harvest, thou shalt not reap, neither 23 And ye shall sow the eighth year, gather the grapes of thy vine undressed : and eat yet of old fruit until the ninth for it is a year of rest unto the land. year; until her fruits come in ye shall eat

6 And the sabbath of the land shall be of the old store. meat for you; for thee, and for thy servant, 23 | The land shall not be sold for and for thy maid, and for thy hired ser-ever; for the land is mine, for ye are vant,

and for thy stranger that sojourneth strangers and sojourners with me. with thee,

24 And in all the land of your possession 7 And for thy cattle, and for the beast ye shall grant a redemption for the land. that are in thy land, shall all the increase 25 T If thy brother be waxen poor, and thereof be meat.

hath sold away some of his possession, and 8 | And thou shalt number seven sab- if any of his kin come to redeem it, then baths of years unto thee, seven times seven shall he redeem that which his brother sold. years; and the space of the seven sabbaths 26 And if the man' have none to redeem of years shall be unto thce forty and nine it, and himself be able to redeem it; years.

27 Then let him count the years of the 9 Then shalt thou cause the trumpet of sale thereof, and restore the overplus unto : the jubilee to sound, on the tenth day of the man to whom he sold it; that he may the seventh month, in the day of atone- return unto his possession. ment shall ye make the trumpet sound 28 But if be be not able to restore it to throughout all your land.

him, then that which is sold shall remain 10 And ye shall hallow the fiftieth year, in the band of him that hath bought it until and proclajm liberty throughout all the the

year of jubilee : and in the jubilee it land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall go out, and he shall return unto his shall be a jubilee unto you; and ye


possession, return every man unto his possession, and 299 And if a man sell a dwelling-house ye shall return every man unto his family. in a walled city, then he may redeem it

11 A jubilee shall that fiftieth year be within a whole year after it is sold : within unto you; ye shall not sow, neither reap a full year may he redeem it. that which groweth of itself in it, nor ga

30 And if it be not redeemed within the ther the grapes in it of thy vine undressed. space of a full year, then the house that is

12 For it is the jubilee; it shall be holy in the walled city shall be established for unto you: ye shall eat the increase thereof everto him that bought it, throughout hisge. out of the field.

nerations: it shall not go out in the jubilee.

any time.


Of compassion.


A blessing promised. 31 But the houses of the villages which wax rich hy thee, and thy brother that have no walls round about them, shall be dwelleth by him wax poor, and sell himcounted as the fields of the country: they self unto the stranger or sojourner by thee, may be redeemed, and they shall go out in or to the stock of the stranger's family: the jubilee.

48 After that he is sold he may be re32 Notwithstanding the cities of the Le- deemed again; one of his brethren may vites, and the houses of the cities of their redeem him: possession, may the Levites redeem at 49 Either his uncle, or his uncle's son

may redeem him, or any that is nigh of kin 33 And if a man purchase of the Le- unto him of his family may redeem him; vites, then the house that was sold, and the or if he be able, he may redeem himself. city of bis possession shall go out in the 50 And he shall reckon with him that year of jubilee; for the houses of the cities bought him, from the year that he was sold of the Levites are their possession among to him, unto the year of jubilee: and the the children of Israel.

price of his sale shall be according unto 34 But the field of the suburbs of their the number of years, according to the time cities may not be sold, for it is their per- of a hired servant shall it be with him. petual possession.

51 If there be yet many years behind, 35 T And if thy brother be waxen poor, according unto them he shall give again and fallen in decay with thee; then thou the price of his redemption out of the shalt relieve him: yea, though he be a stran- money that he was bought for. ger, or a sojourner; that he inay live with 52. And if there remain but few years thee.

unto the year of jubilee, then he shall count 36 Take thou no usury of him, or in- with him, and according unto his years crease ; but fear thy God; that thy brother shall he give him again the price of his remay live with thee.

demption. 37 Thou shalt not give him thy money 53 And as a yearly hired servant shall upon usury, nor lend him thy victuals for he be with him and the other shall not increase.

rule with rigour over him in thy sight. 38 I am the LORD your God, which 54 And if he be not redeemed in these brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, years, then he shall go out in the year of to give you the land of Canaan, and to be jubilee, both he, and his children with him.

55 For unto me the children of Israel 39 T And if thy brother that dwelleth by are servants, they are my servants whom thee be waxen poor, and be sold unto thee; I brought forth out of the land of Egypt; thou shalt not compel him to serve as a I am the LORD your God. bond-servant:

CHAP. XXVI. 40 But as a hired servant, and as a sojourner he shall be with thee, and shall

E shall make you no idols nor graven YE

image, neither rear you up a standing serve thee unto the

year of jubilee: image, neither shall ye set up any image 41 And then shall he depart from thee, of stone in your land, to bow down unto it; both he and his children with him, and for I am the LORD your God. shall return unto his own family, and unto 2 TT Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and rethe possession of his fathers shall he return, verence my sanctuary : I am the LORD.

42 For they are 'my servants which I 3 If ye walk in my statutes and keep brought forth out of the land of Egypt; my commandments, and do them; they shall not be sold as bond-men. 4 Then I willgive you rain in due season,

43 Thou shalt not rule over him with and the land shall yield her increase, and rigour, but shalt fear thy God.

the trees of the field shall yield their fruit: 44 Both thy bond-men, and thy bond- 5 And your threshing shall reach unto maids, which thou shalt have, shalļ be of the the vintage, and the vintage shall reach heathen that are round about you; of them unto the sowing-time; and ye shall eat shall ye buy bond-men and bond-maids. your bread to the full, and dwell in your

45 Moreover of the children of the stran- land safely. gers that do sojourn among you, of them 6 And I will give peace in the land, and shall ye buy, and of their families that are ye shall lie down, and none shall make you with you, which they begat in your land : afraid : and I will rid evil beasts out of and they shall be your possession. the land, neither shall the sword go through

46 And ye shall take them as an in- your land. heritance for your children after you, to in- 7 And ye shall chase your enemies, and herit them for a possession, they shall be they shall fall before you by the sword. your bond-men for ever: but over your 8 And five of you shall chase 1 hunbrethren the children of Israel, ye shall dred, and a hundred of you shall put ten not rule one over another with rigour. thousand to flight: and your enemies shall 47 T And if a sojourner or a stranger fall before you by the sword.

your God.

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for disobedience. 9 For I will have respect unto you, and you your bread again by weight: and ye make you fruitful, and multiply you, and shall eat and not be satisfied. establish my covenant with you.

27 And if ye will not for all this heark. 10 And ye shall eat old store, and bring en unto me, but walk contrary unto me; forth the old because of the new.

28 Then I will walk contrary unto you 11 And I will set my tabernacle among also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you: and my soul shall not abhor you. you seven times for your sins.

12 And I will walk amoóg you, and will 29 And ye shall eat the flesh of your be your God, and ye shall be my people. sons, and the flesh of your daughters shall

13 I am the LORD your God, which ye eat. brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, 30 And I will destroy your high places, that ye should not be their bond-men, and and cut down your images, and cast your I have broken the bands of your yoke, and carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols, made you go upright.

and my soul shall abhor you. 14 | But if ye will not hearken unto 31 And I will make your cities waste, me, and will not do all these command- and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, ments;

and I will not smell the savour of your 15 And if ye shall despise my statutes, sweet odours. or if your soul abhor my judgments, so 32 And I will bring the land into desothat ye will not do all my commandments, lation : and your enemies which dwell but that ye break my covenant :

therein shall be astonished at it. 16 I also will do this unto you, I will 33 And I will scatter you among the even appoint over you terror, consump- heathen, and will draw out a sword after tion, and the burning ague, that shall con- you: and your land shall be desolate, and sume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart : your cities waste. and ye shall sow your seed in vain; for 34 Then shall the land enjoy her sabyour enemies shall eat it.

baths, as long as it lieth desolate, and ye 17 And I will set my face against you, be in your enemies' land; even then shall and ye shall be slain before your enemies: the land rest, and enjoy her sabbaths. they that hate you shall reign over you, 35 As long as it lieth desolate it shall and ye shall flee when none pursueth you. rest; because it did not rest in your sab

18 And if ye will not yet for all this baths, when ye dwelt upon it. hearken unto me, then I will punish you 36 And upon them that are left alive of seven times more for your sins.

you, I will send a faintness into their 19 And I will break the pride of your hearts in the lands of their enemies; and power; and I will make your heaven as the sound of a shaken leaf shall chase iron, and your earth as brass :

them; and they shall flee, as fleeing from 26 And your strength shall be spent in a sword ; and they shall fall, when none vain: for your land shall not yield her in- pursueth. crease, neither shall the trees of the land 37 And they shall fall one upon ano, yield their fruits.

ther, as it were before a sword, when 21 And if ye walk contrary unto me, none pursueth: and ye shall have no power and will not hearken unto me, I will bring to stand before your enemies. seven times more plagues upon you ac- 38 And ye shall perish among the heacording to your sins.

then, and the land of your enemies shall 22 | will also send wild beasts among eat you up. you, which shall rob you of your children, 39 And they that are left of you shall and destroy your cattle, and make you pine away in their iniquity in your enefew in number, and your high-ways shall mies' lands; and also in the iniquities of be desolate.

their fathers shall they pineaway with them. 23 And if ye will not be reformed by 40 | If they shall confess their iniquime by these things, but will walk contra- ty, and the iniquity of their fathers, with ry unto me;

their trespass which they trespassed against 24 Then will I also walk contrary un- me, and that also they have walked conto you, and will punish you yet seven trary unto me;, times for your sins.

41 And that I also have walked contrary 25 And I will bring a sword upon you, unto them, and have brought them into the that shall avenge the quarrel of my cove- land of their enemies; it then their uncirnant: and when ye are gathered together cumcised hearts be humbled, and they then within your cities, I will send the pesti- accept of the punishment of their iniquity; lence among you and ye shall be deli- 42 Then will I remember my covenant vered into the hand of the enemy.

with Jacob, and also my covenant with 26 And when I have broken the staff of Isaac, and also my covenant with Abrayour bread, ten women shall bake your ham will I remember; and I will repiemÞread in one oven, and they shall deliverlber the land.

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