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$ 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. 26 And if a man smite the eye of his! 7 Tlf a man shall deliver unto his neighservant, or the eye of his maid, that it bour money or stuff to keep, and it be stoperish; he shalį let him go free for his len out of the man's house ; if the thief be

found, let him pay double. 27 And if he smite out his man-servant's 8 If the thief be not found, then the tooth, or his maid-servant's tooth; he shall master of the house shall be brought unto let him go free for his' tooth's sake. the judges, to see whether he have put his

28 1 If an ox gore a man or a woman, hand unto his neighbour's goods. that they die: then the ox shall be surely 9 For all manner of trespass, whether it stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, but the owner of the ox shall be quit.

any manner of lost thing which anos 29 But if the ox were wont to push with ther challengeth to be bis : the cause of his hom in time past, and it hath been tes- both parties shall come before the judges; tified to his owner, and he bath not kept and whom the judges shall condemn, be him in, but that he hath killed a man or a shall pay double unto his neighbour. woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his 10 If a man deliver unto his neighbour owner also shall be put to death. an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast

30 If there be laid on him a sum of mo- to keep; and it die, or be hurt, or driven ney, then he shall give for the ransom of away, no man seeing it: his life whatsoever is laid upon him. 11 Then shall an oath of the Lord be

31 Whether he have gored a son, or between them both, that he hath not put have gored a daughter, according to this his band unto his neighbour's goods; and judgment shall it be done unto him. the owner of it shall accept thereof, and be

32 If the ox shall push a man-servant, shall not make it good. or maid-servant; he shall give unto their 12 And if it be stolen from him, he shall master thirty shekels of silver, and the ox make restitution unto the owner thereof. shall be stoned.

13 If it be torn in pieces; then let him 331 And if a man shall open a pit, or if bring it for witness, and he shall not make a man shall dig a pit, and not cover it, and good that which was torn. an ox or an ass fall therein;

14 | And if a man borrow aught of his 34 The owner of the pit shall make it neighbour, and it be hurt, ordie, the owner good, and give money unto the owner of thereof being not with it, he shall surely them; and the dead beast shall be his. inake it good.

35 'And if one man's ox hurt another's 15 But if the owner thereof be with it, that he die, then they shall sell the live he shall not make it good: if it be a hired ox, and divide the money of it, and the thing, it came for his hire. dead or also they shall divide.

16 | And if a man entice a maid that is 36 Or if it be known that the ox hath not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall used to push in time past, and his owner surely endow her to be his wife. hath not kept him in; he shall surely pay 17 If her father utterly refuse to give ox for ox, and the dead shall be his own. her unto him, be shall pay money accordCHAP. XXII.

ing to the dowry of virgins. TF a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and 18 T Thou shalt not suffer a witch to

lives oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. 19 | Whosoever lieth with a beast shall

2 If a thief be found breaking up, and surely be put to death. be sınitten that he die, there shall no blond 20°T He that sacrificeth unto any god, be shed for him.

save unto the LORD only, he shall be ut3 If the sun be risen upon him there terly destroyed. shall be blood shed for him for he 21 T Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, should make full restitution ; if he have no- nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in thing, then he shall be sold for his theft. the land of Egypt.

4 If the theft be certainly found in his 22 Ye shall not affict any widow, or hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or fatherless child. sheep; he shall restore double.

23 If thou afflict them in any wise, and 5 T'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 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; and your his own vineyard shall he make restitution. wives shall be widows, and your childrep 6- If fire break out, and catch in thorns, fatherless

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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. Le to him as a usurer, neither shalt thou 13 T And in all things that I have said lay upon him usury:

unto you be circumspect: and make no 26 T If thou at all take hy neighbour's mention of the name of other gods, neiraiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it ther let it be heard out of thy mouth. unto him by that the sun goeth down : 14 | Three times thou shalt keep a

27 For that is his covering only, it is his feast unto me in the year. raiment for his skin: wherein shall he 15 Thou shalt keep the feast of unleasleep?wand it shall come to pass, when he vened bread : (thou shalt eat unleavened crieih unto me, that I will hear; for I am bread seven days, as I commanded thee, gracious.

in the time appointed of the month Abib 28 Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor for in it thou camest out from Egypt curse the ruler of thy people.

and none shall appear before me empty :) 29 | Thou shalt not delay to offer the 16 And the feast of harvest, the first. first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy liquors : fruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown the first-born of thy sons shalt thou give in thy field: and the feast of ingathering, unto me.

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 17 Three times in the year all thy males thou shalt give it me.

shall appear before the Lord God. 31 And ye shall be holy men unto me: 18 | Thou shalt not offer the blood of neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of my sacrifice with leavened bread: neither beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the shall the fat of my sacrifice remain until dogs.

the morning. CHAP. XXIII.

19 The first of the first-fruits of thy land THO NHOU shalt not raise a false report : thou shalt bring into the house of the Lord

put not thine hand with the wicked thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in to be an unrighteous witness.

his mother's milk. 2 Thou shalt not follow a multitude to 20 | Behold, I send an Angel before do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring to decline after many to wrest judgment : thee into the place which I have prepared.

39 Neither shalt thou countenance a 21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, poor man in his cause.

provoke him not; for he will not pardon 4 T If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his your transgressions: for my name is in him. ass going astray, thou shalt surely bring it 22 But if thou shalt indeed obey his back to him again.

voice, and do all that I speak; then I will 5 If thou see the ass of him that hateth be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an thee lying under bis bụrden, and wouldest adversary unto thine adversaries. forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help 23 For mine Angel shall go before thee, with him.

and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and 6 T Thou shalt not wrest the judgment the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the of thy poor in his cause.

Canaanites,and the Hivites, and the Je7 Keep thee far from a false matter ; busites; and I will cut them off, and the innocent and righteous slay thou 24 Thou shalt not bow down to their not: for I will not justify the wicked. gods, nor serve them, nor do after their

8 And thou shalt take no gift; for the works : but thou shalt utterly overthrow gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the them, and quite break down their images. words of the righteous.

25 And ye shall serve the LORD your 9 Also thou shalt not oppress a stran- God, and he shall bless thy bread, ger :


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, wil 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 beSihat thine ox and thine ass may res and fore thee in one year; lest the land be

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Moses builds an altar. CHAP. XXIV, XXV. Offering for the tabernacle. come desolate, and the beast of the field have written; that thou mayest teach them. multiply against thee.

13 And Moses rose up, and his minis30 By little and little I will drive ter Joshua : and Moses went up into the them out from before thee, until thou be mount of God. increased, and inherit the land.

14 | And he said unto the elders, Tar: 31. And I will set thy bounds from the ry ye here for us, until we come again unRed sea even unto the sea of the Philis- to you ; and behold, Aaron and Hur are tines, and from the desert unto the river: with you : if any man have any matters for I'will deliver the inhabitants of the to do, let him come unto them. land into your hand; and thou shalt drive 15 | And Moses went up into the them out before thee.

mount, and a cloud covered the mount. 32 Thou shalt make no covenant with 16 And the glory of the LORD abode them, nor with their gods.

upon mount Sinai, and the cloud covered 33 They shall not dwell in thy land, lit six days: and the seventh day he called lest they make thee sin against me: for if unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud. thou serve their gods, it will surely be a 17 And the sight of the glory of the snare unto thee.

LORD was like devouring fire on the top of CHAP. XXIV.

the mount in the eyes of the children of AND the said unto Moses, Come up win: Israel,

to LORD, , and Aaron, Na- 18 And Moses went into the midst of dab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: of Israel; and worship ye afar off. and Moses was in the mount forty days

2 And Moses alone shall come near the and forty nights. LORD: but they shall not come nigh ;

CHAP. XXV. neither shall the people go up with him. ND the LORD spake unto Moses, say:

3 | And Moses came and told the people all the words of the Lord, and all the 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, judgments: and all the people answered that they bring me an offering : of every with one voice, and said, All the words man that giveth it willingly with his heart which the LORD hath said will we do. ye shall take my offering.

4 | And Moses wrote all the words of 3 And this is the offering which ye shall the LORD, and rose up early in the morn- take of them ; gold, and silver, and brass, ing, and builded an altar under the hill, 4 And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and twelve pillars according to the twelve and fine linen, and goats' hair, tribes of Israel.

5 And rams' skins died red, and badg5 And he sent young men of the chil- ers' skins, and shittim wood, dren of Israel, which offered burnt-offer- 6.Oil for the light, spices for anointing ings, and sacrificed peace-offerings of oxen oil, and for sweet incense, unto the LORD.

7. Onyx-stones, and stones to be set in 6 | And Moses took half of the blood, the ephod, and in the breast-plate. and put it in basóns; and half of the blood 8 And let them make me a sanctuary ; he sprinkled on the altar.

that I may dwell among them. 7 And he took the book of the cove- 9 According to all that I shew thee, nant, and read in the audience of the peo- after the pattern of the tabernacle, and ple: and they said, All that the LORD the pattern of all the instruments thereof, hath said will we do, and be obedient. even so shall ye make it.

8 And Moses took the blood, and sprink- 10 | And they shall make an ark of led it on the people, and said, Behold the shittim-wood: two cubits and a half shall blood of the covenant, wbich the LORD be the length thereof, and a cubit and a bath made with you concerning all these half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and words.

a half the height thereof. 9 | Then went up Moses, and Aaron, 11 And thou shalt overlay it with pure Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the el- gold, within and without shalt thou overders of Israel :

lay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of
10 And they saw the God of Israel: gold round about.
and there was under his feet as it were a 12 And thou shalt cast four rings of gold
paved work of a sapphire-stone, and as it for it, and put them in the four corners
were the body of heaven in his clearness. thereof; and two rings shall be in the one

11 And upon the nobles of the chil- side of it, and two rings in the other side
dren of Israel he laid not his hand : also of it.
they saw God, and did eat and drink. 13 And thou shalt make staves of shittim

12 And the LORD said unto Moses, wood, and overlay them with gold.
Come up to me into the mount, and be 14 And thou shalt put the staves into
there: and I will give thee tables of stone, the rings by the sides of the ark, that
and a law, and commandments which I the ark may be borne with them.

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The form of the mercy-seat :

EXODUS. The candlestick-the curtains. 15 The staves shall be in the rings of dlestick out of the one side, and three the ark: they shall not be taken from it. branches of the candlestick out of the

16 And thou shalt put into the ark the other side : testimony which I shall give thee.

33 Three bowls made like unto al17 | And thou shalt make a mercy-seat monds, with a knop and a flower in one of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall branch; and three bowls made like al-, be the length thereof, and a cubit and a monds in the other branch, with a knop half the breadth thereof.

and a flower: so in the six branches that 18 And thou shalt make two cherubims come out of the candlestick. of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make 34 And in the candlestick shall be four them, in the two ends of the mercy-seat. bowls made like unto almonds, with their

19 And make one cherub on the one end, knops and their flowers. and the other cherub on the other end : 35 And there shall be a knop under two even of the mercy-seat shall ye make the branches of the same, and a knop under cherubims on the two ends thereof. two branches of the same, and a knop un

20 And the cherubims shall stretch forth der two branches of the same, according their wings on high, covering the mercy: to the six branches that proceed out of the seat with their wings, and their faces shall candlestick. look one to another ; toward the mercy- 36 Their knops and their branches seat shall the faces of the cherubims be. shall be of the same : all of it shall be one

21 And thou shalt put the mercy-seat beaten work of pure gold. above upon the ark; and in the ark thou 37 And thou shalt make the seven lamps shalt put the testimony that I shall give thereof: and they shall light the lamps thee.

thereof, that they may give light over 22 And there I will meet with thee, against it. and I will commune with thee from above 38 And the tongs thereof, and the snuffthe mercy-seat, from between the two dishes thereof, shall be of pure gold. cherubims which are upon the ark of the 39 Of a talent of pure gold shall be testimony, of all things which I will give make it, with all these vessels. thee in commandment unto the children of 40 And look that thou make them after Israel.

their pattern, which was shewed thee in 23 | Thou shalt also make a table of the mount. shittim-wood: two cubits shall be the

CHAP. XXVI. Length thereof, and a cubit, the breadth MOREOVER, thou shalt make the tathereof.

twined linen, and blue, and purple, and 24 And thou shalt overlay it with pure scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work gold, and make thereto a crown of gold shalt thou make them. round about.

2 The length of one curtain shall be 25 And thou shalt make unto it a bor- eight and twenty cubits, and the breadth der of a hand-breadth round about, and of one curtain four cubits : and every one thou shalt make a golden crown to the of the curtains shall have one measure. border thereof round about.

3 The five curtains shall be coupled 26 And thou shalt make for it four rings together one to another; and other five of gold, and put the rings in the four cor- curtains shall be coupled one to another. pers that are on the four feet thereof.

4 And thou shalt make loops of blue 27 Over against the border shall the upon the edge of the one curtain from the rings be for places of the staves to bear selvedge in the coupling; and likewise the table.

shalt thou make in the uttermost edge of 28 And thou shalt make the stares of another curtain, in the coupling of the seshittim-wood, and overlay them with gold, cond. that the table may be borne with them. 5 Fifty loops shalt thou make in the

29 And thou shalt make the dishes one curtain, and fifty loops shalt thou tnereof, and spoons thereof, and covers make in the edge of the curtain that is in thereof, and bowls thereof, to cover with the coupling of the second; that the loops al : of pure gold shalt thou make them.

may take hold one of another. 30 And thou shalt set upon the table 6 And thou shalt make fifty taches of shew-bread before me alway.

gold, and couple the curtains together 31 | And thou shalt make a candle- with the taches : and it shall be one tastick of pure gold: of beaten work shall bernacle. the candlestick be made : his shaft, and 7 T And thou shalt make curtains of his branches, bis bowls, his knops, and goats hair to be a covering upon the tahis flowers, shall be of the same. bernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make.

32 And six branches shall come out of 8 The length of one curtain shall be thir. the sides of it; thurte branches of the can- ty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain

The boards of the tabernacle. CHAP. XXVII. The altar of burnt-offering. four cubits : and the eleren curtains shall 27 And five bars for the boards of the be all of one measure.

other side of the tabernacle, and five bars 9 And thou shalt couple five curtains for the boards of the side of the tabernacle, by themselves, and six curtains by them- for the two sides westward. selves, and shalt double the sixth curtain 28 And the middle bar in the midst of in the fore-front of the tabernacle. the boards shall reach from end to end.

10 And thou shalt make fifty loops on 29 And thou shalt overlay the Loards the edge of the one curtain that is outmost with gold, and make their rings of gold in the coupling, and fifty loops in the edge for aces for the bars: and thou shalt of the curtain which coupleth the second. (overlay the bars with gold.

11 And thou shalt make fifty taches of 30 And thou shalt rear up the tabernabrass, and put the taches into the loops, and cle according to the fashion thereof which couple the tent together, that it may be one. was shewed thee in the mount.

12 And the remnant that remaineth of 31 | And thou shalt make a vail of blue, the curtains of the tent, the half curtain and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined that remaineth, shall hang over the back- linen of cunning work: with cherubims side of the tabernacle.

shall it be made. 13 And a cubit on the one side, and a 32 And thou shalt hang it upon four pilcubit on the other side of that which re- lars of shittim-wood overlaid with gold : maineth in the length of the curtains of the their hooks shall be of gold upon the four tent, it shall hang over the sides of the ta- sockets of silver. bernacle on this side and on that side, to 33 And thou shalt hang up the vail uncover it.

der the taches, that thou mayest bring in 14 And thou shalt make a covering thither within the vail the ark of the tesfor the tent of rams' skins dyed red, and timony: and the vail shall divide unto a covering above of badgers skins. you between the holy place and the most

15 | And thou shalt make boards for holy. me tabernacle of shittim-wood standing up. 34 And thou shalt put the mercy-seat

16 Ten cubits shall be the length of a upon the ark of the testimony in the most board, and a cubit and a half shall be the holy place. breadth of one board.

35 And thou sbalt set the table withoat 17 Two tenons shall there be in one the vail, and the candlestick over against board, set in order one against another: the table on the side of the tabernacle tothus shalt thou make for all the boards of ward the south : and thou shalt put the tathe tabernacle.

ble on the north side. 18 And thou shalt make the boards for 36 | And thou shalt make a hanging the tabernacle, twenty boards on the south for the door of the tent, of blue, and pur side southward.

ple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, 19 And thou shalt make forty sockets wrought with needle-work. of silver under the twenty boards : two 37 And thou shalt make for the hanging sockets under one board for his two tenons, five pillars of shittim-wood, and overlay and two sockets under another board for them with gold, and their hooks shall be bis two tenons.

of gold : and thou shalt cast five sockets 20 And for the second side of the taber- of brass for them. nacle on the north side there shall be twen

CHAP. XXVII. ty boards,

wood, five cubits cubits two sockets under one board, and two broad; the altar shall be four-square: and sockets under another board.

the height thereof shall be three cubits. 22 And for the sides of the tabernacle 2 And thou shalt make the horns of it upwestward thou shalt make six boards. on the four corners thereof: his horns shall

23 And two boards shalt thou make for be of the same : and thou shalt overlay it the corners of the tabernacle in the two sides. with brass.

24 And they shall be coupled together 3 And thou shalt make his pans to receive beneath, and they shall be coupled toge- his ashes, and his shovels, and his basons, ther above the head of it unto one ring: and his flesh-hooks, and his fire-pans : all thus shall it be for them both; they shall the vessels thereof thou shalt make of brass. be for the two corners.

4 And thou shalt make for it a grate of 25 And they shall be eight boards, and net-work of brass ;

the net shalt their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; thou make four brazen rings in the four two sockets under one board, and two corners thereof. sockets under another board.

5 And thou shalt put it under the com26 And thou shalt make bars of shittim pass of the altar beneath, tbat the net wood ; five for the boards of the one side may be even to the midst of the altar. of the tabernacle,

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