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Joshua discomfits Amalek.

EXODUS. Moses is counselled by Jethro.

his hands were steady until the going down and the people stood by Moses from the of the sun. morning unto the evening. 13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and 14 And when Moses' father-in-law saw his people with the edge of the sword. all that he did to the people, he said, What

14 And the LORD said unto Moses, is this thing that thou doest to the people? Write this for a memorial in a book, and Why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the rehearse it in the ears of Joshua: for I will people stand by thee from morning unto utterly put out the remembrance of Ama-even? lek from under heaven.

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that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his people, and that the LORD had brought Israel out of Egypt:

2 Then Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, took Zipporah, Moses' wife, after he had sent her back,

3 And her two sons; of which the name of the one was Gershom; (for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land :)

4 And the name of the other was Eliezer; (for the God of my father, said he, was mine help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh :)

15 And Moses said unto his father-inlaw, Because the people come unto me to inquire of God:

16 When they have a matter, they come unto me, and I judge between one an ¿ another, and I do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws.

him. The thing ts' father does is not good.

17 Moses' father-in-law said unto

18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee: for this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone.

19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward, that thou mayest bring the causes unto God:

20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances and laws, and shalt shew them the way wherein they must walk, and the work that they must do.

21 Moreover, thou shalt provide out of 5 And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, all the people, able men, such as fear God, came with his sons and his wife unto Mo- men of truth, hating covetousness; and ses into the wilderness, where he encamp-place such over them to be rulers of thoued at the mount of God: sands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:

6 And he said unto Moses, I thy fatherin-law Jethro am come unto thee, and thy wife, and her two sons with her.

7 And Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and did obeisance, and kissed him and they asked each other of their welfare and they came into the tent.

8 And Moses told his father-in-law all that the LORD had done unto Pharaoh, and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all the travail that had come upon them by the way, and how the LORD delivered them.

9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the goodness which the LORD had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians.

10 And Jethro said, Blessed be the LORD, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand of Pharaoh, who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians.

22 And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge: so shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden with thee.

23 If thou shalt do this thing, and God command thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to their place in peace.

24 So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father-in-law, and did all that he had said.

25 And Moses chose able men out of all Istael, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hunareds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.

26 And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they brought unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves.

27 And Moses let his father-in-law de

11 Now I know that the LORD is greater than all gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly, he was above them. part: and he went his way into his own 12 And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law, land. took a burnt-offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel to eat bread with Moses' father

in-law before God.

13 And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people:



the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wilderness of Sinai.

2 For they were departed from Rephi

God's message to the Israelites.


The ten commandments. dim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, 18 And mount Sinai was altogether on and had pitched in the wilderness; and a smoke, because the LORD descended there Israel encamped before the mount. upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof as3¶ And Moses went up unto God, and cended as the smoke of a furnace, and the the LORD called unto him out of the moun- whole mount quaked greatly. tain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel;

19 And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him 4 Ye have seen what I did unto the by a voice. Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' 20 And the LORD came down upon wings, and brought you unto myself. mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and 5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my the LORD called Moses up to the top of voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then the mount; and Moses went up. ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me 21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go above all people: for all the earth is mine: down, charge the people, lest they break 6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom through unto the LORD to gaze, and many of priests, and a holy nation. These are of them perish. the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.

7 And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the LORD commanded him.

22 And let the priests also which come near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon them.

23 And Moses said unto the LORD, The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for thou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds 8 And all the people answered together, about the mount, and sanctify it. and said, All that the LORD hath spoken 24 And the LORD said unto him, Away, we will do. And Moses returned the get thee down, and thou shalt come up, words of the people unto the LORD. thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not 9 And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I the priests and the people break through, come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the to come up unto the LORD, lest he break people may hear when I speak with thee, forth upon them. and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD.

10 T And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to

25 So Moses went down unto the people, and spake unto them. CHAP. XX.

day and to-morrow, and let them wash AND God spake all these words, saying,

their clothes,

2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

3 Thou shalt have no other gods before


11 And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. 12 And thou shalt set bounds unto the 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any people round about, saying, Take heed to graven image, or any likeness of any thing yourselves, that ye go not up into the that is in heaven above, or that is in the mount, or touch the border of it: whoso-earth beneath, or that is in the water unever toucheth the mount shall be surely der the earth: put to death:

13 There shall not a hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned or shot through: whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount.

5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the ini quity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

14 And Moses went down from the 6 And shewing mercy unto thousands mount unto the people, and sanctified the of them that love me, and keep my compeople; and they washed their clothes. mandments.

15 And he said unto the people, Be 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the ready against the third day come not at LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will your wives. not hold him guiltless that taketh his name

16 And it came to pass on the third in vain. day in the morning, that there were thun- 8 Remember the sabbath-day to keep ders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon it holy.

the mount, and the voice of the trumpet 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all exceeding loud; so that all the people that thy work:

as in the camp trembled.

10 But the seventh day is the sabbath 17 And Moses brought forth the people of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not out of the camp to meet with God; and do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy they stood at the nether part of the mount. daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid

Idolatry forbidden.


Sundry laws and ordinances.

servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger and she have borne him sons or daughters, that is within thy gates: the wife and her children shall be her mas

11 For in six days the LORD made ter's, and he shall go out by himself. heaven and earth, the sea and all that in 5 And if the servant shall plainly say, them is, and rested the seventh day: I love my master, my wife, and my chilwherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath- dren; I will not go out free:

day, and hallowed it.

12 Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

13 Thou shalt not kill.

14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 15 Thou shalt not steal.

16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

6 Then his master shall bring him unto the judges: he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door-post: and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him for ever.

7 And if a man sell his daughter to be a maid-servant, she shall not go out as the men-servants do.

8 If she please not her master, who hath

17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's betrothed her to himself, then shall he let house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid- nation he shall have no power, seeing he servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any hath dealt deceitfully with her. 9 And if he have betrothed her unto his

thing that is thy neighbour's.

18 ¶ And all the people saw the thun-son, he shall deal with her after the manderings, and the lightnings, and the noise ner of daughters. of the trumpet, and the mountain smok

10 If he take him another wife; her ing and when the people saw it, they food, her raiment, and her duty of marremoved, and stood afar off. riage shall he not diminish.

19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.

20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.

21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

22 And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel; Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.

11 And if he do not these three unto her, then shall she go out free without money. 12 T He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death.

13 And if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver him into his hand; then I will appoint thee a place whither he shall flee.

14 But if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die.

15 And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.

16 T And he that stealeth a man, and 23 Ye shall not make with me gods of selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, silver, neither shall ye make unto you he shall surely be put to death. gods of gold. 17 T And he that curseth his father or 24 T An altar of earth thou shalt make his mother, shall surely be put to death. unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy 18 And if men strive together, and burnt-offerings, and thy peace-offerings, one smite another with a stone, or with his thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed: where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.

25 And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone, for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.

26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.


19 If he rise again, and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that smote him be quit: only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall cause him to be thoroughly healed.

20 And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely punished.

21 Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for


NOW these are the judgments which he is his money.

thou shalt set before them.

22 If men strive, and hurt a woman 2 If thou buy a Hebrew servant, six with child, so that her fruit depart from years he shall serve and in the seventh he shall go out free for nothing.

3 If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he were married, then his wife shall go out with him.

4 If his master have given him a wife,

her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine.

23 And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life,

Of theft-of damage.

CHAP. XXII. Of trespasses-borrowing, &c.

24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand so that the stacks of corn, or the standing for hand, foot for foot, corn, or the field be consumed therewith; 25 Burning for burning, wound for he that kindled the fire shall surely make wound, stripe for stripe. restitution.

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26 And if a man smite the eye of his Servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake.

27 And if he smite out his man-servant's tooth, or his maid-servant's tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake.

28 ¶ If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die: then the ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be quit.

29 But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death.

30 If there be laid on him a sum of money, then he shall give for the ransom of his life whatsoever is laid upon him.

31 Whether he have gored a son, or have gored a daughter, according to this judgment shall it be done unto him.

32 If the ox shall push a man-servant, or maid-servant; he shall give unto their master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned.

33¶ And if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit, and not cover it, and an ox or an ass fall therem;

34 The owner of the pit shall make it good, and give money unto the owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his.

35 And if one man's ox hurt another's that he die, then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it, and the dead or also they shall divide.

36 Or if it be known that the ox hath used to push in time past, and his owner hath not kept him in; he shall surely pay ox for ox, and the dead shall be his own." CHAP. XXII.

F a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and

oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. 2 If a thief be found breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him.

3 If the sun be risen upon him there shall be blood shed for him: for he should make full restitution; if he have no thing, then he shall be sold for his theft.

4 If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep; he shall restore double.

7¶ If a man shall deliver unto his neigh bour money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man's house; if the thief be found, let him pay double.

8 If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the judges, to see whether he have put his hand unto his neighbour's goods.

9 For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing which ano ther challengeth to be his: the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, be shall pay double unto his neighbour.

10 If a man deliver unto his neighbour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it?

11 Then shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good.

12 And if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof.

13 If it be torn in pieces; then let him bring it for witness, and he shall not make good that which was torn.

14 ¶ And if a man borrow aught of his neighbour, and it be hurt, ordie, the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good.

15 But if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be a hired thing, it came for his hire.

16 ¶ And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife.

17 If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.

18 T Thou shalt not suffer a witch to

19 ¶ Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death.

20 He that sacrificeth unto any god, save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed.

21 T Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

22 Ye shall not afflict any widow, or fatherless child.

23 If thou afflict them in any wise, and 5 If a man shall cause a field or vine- they cry at all unto me, I will surely hear yard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, their cry;

and your

and shall feed in another man's field: of 24 And my wrath shall wax hot, and I the best of his own field, and of the best of will kill you with the sword; his own vineyard shall he make restitution. wives shall be widows, and your children 6. If fire break out, and catch in thorns, fatherless

Of slander and false witness. EXODUS.

An angel promised. 25 ¶ If thou lend money to any of my the son of thy handmaid, and the stranpeople that is poor by thee, thou shalt not ger, may be refreshed.

be to him as a usurer,. neither shalt thou 13 And in all things that I have said lay upon him usury. unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

26 ¶ If thou at all take ‘hy neighbour's raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto him by that the sun goeth down:

27 For that is his covering only, it is his raiment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep? and it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious.

28 Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.

29 T Thou shalt not delay to offer the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors: the first-born of thy sons shalt thou give

unto me.

14 Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year.

15 Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib; for in it thou camest out from Egypt: and none shall appear before me empty :)

16 And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in thy field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou 30 Likewise shalt thou do with thine hast gathered in thy labours out of the oxen, and with thy sheep: seven days it field. shall be with his dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it me.

31 And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.


HOU shalt not raise a false report:
put not thine hand with the wicked
to be an unrighteous witness.

2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment: 3 T Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause.

4 T If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again.

5 If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help! with him.

CT Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

7 Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

8 And thou shalt take no gift; for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

17 Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the LORD God.

18 Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread: neither shall the fat of my sacrifice remain until the morning.

19 The first of the first-fruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.

20 T Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have prepared.

21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him.

22 But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.

23 For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites,and the Hivites, and the Jebusites; and I will cut them off.

24 Thou shalt not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt utterly overthrow them, and quite break down their images.

25 And ye shall serve the LORD your 9 Also thou shalt not oppress a stran- God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy ger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, water; and I will take sickness away from seeing ye were strangers in the land of the midst of thee. Egypt. 26 There shall nothing cast their young, 10 And six years thou shalt sow thy nor be barren, in thy land: the number land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof of thy days I will fulfil.

11 But the seventh year thou shalt let 27 I will send my fear before thee, and it rest and lie still; that the poor of thy will destroy all the people to whom thou people may eat and what they leave the shalt come, and I will make all thine enebeasts of the field shall eat. In like man-mies turn their backs unto thee. ner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and 28 And I will send hornets before thee, with thy oliveyard. which shall drive out the Hivite, the Ca12 Six days thou shalt do thy work, naanite, and the Hittite from before thee. and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: 29 I will not drive them out from bethat thine ox and thine ass may rest and fore thee in one year; lest the land be

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