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God's place of worshep to be kept. CHAP. XII.
Blood forbidden 26 9 Behold, I set before you this day and to the inheritance which the Lore a blessing and a curse:
your God giveth you. 27 A blessing, if ye obey the command- 10 But when ye go over Jordan, and ments of the LORD your God which I com- dwell in the land which the Lord your mand you this day,
God giveth you to inherit, and when he 28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the giveth you rest from all yourenemies round commandments of the LORD your God, but about, so that ye dwell in safety: turn aside out of the way which I com- 11 Then there shall be a place which mand you this day, to go after other gods the LORD your God shall choose to cause which ye have not known.
his name to dwell there; thither shall ye 29 Ánd it shall come to pass when the bring all that I command you; your burntLORD thy God hath brought thee in unto offerings, and your sacrifices, your titbes, the land whither thou goest to possess it, and the heave-offering of your hand, and that thou shalt put the blessing upon mount all your choice vows which ye vow unto Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal. the LORD:
30 Are they not on the other side Jor- 12 And ye shall rejoice before the dan, by the way where the sun goeth LORD your God, ye, and your sons, and down in the land of the Canaanites, which your daughters, and your men-servants, dwell in the champaign over against Gil- and your maid-servants, and the Levité gal, beside the plains of Moreh? that is within your gates; forasmuch as he
31 For ye shall pass over Jordan to go hath no part nor inheritance with you. in to possess the land which the LORD 13 Take heed to thyself that thou offer your God giveth you, and ye shall possess no: » y burnt-offerings in every place that it, and dwell therein.
thou seest: 32 And ye shall observe to do all the 14 But in the place which the LORD statutes and judgments which I set before shall choose in one of thy tribes, there you this day.
thou shalt offer thy burnt-offerings, and CHAP. XII.
there thou shalt do all that I command thee. statutes
Notwithstanding, thou mayest land which the LORD God of thy fathers thy soul lusteth after, according to the giveth thee to possess it, all the days that blessing of the LORD thy God which he Je live upon the earth.
hath given thee: the unclean and the clean 2 1 Ye shall utterly destroy all the may eat thereof, as of the roe-buck, and places, wherein the nations wbich ye shall as of the hart. possess served their gods, upon the high 16 1 Only ye sball not eat the blood; mountains, and upon the hills, and under ye shall pour it upon the earth as water. every green tree:
17 Thou mayest not eat within thiy 3 And ye shall overthrow their altars, gates the tithe of thy corn, or of thy wine, and break their pillars, and burn their or of thy oil, or the firstlings of thy herds groves with fire; and ye shall hew down or of thy flock, nor any of thy vows which the graven images of theirgods, and destroy thou vowest, nor thy free-will-offerings, or tinc; names of them out of that place. heave-offering of thy hand :
4 Ye shall not do so unto the LORD 18 But thou must eat them before the your God.
LORD thy God in the place which the 5 1 But unto the place which the LORD LORD thy God shall choose, thou, and thy your God sball choose out of all your tribes son, and thy daughter, and thy man-serto put his name there, even unto his babi- vant, and thy maid-servant, and the Levite tation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt that is within thy gates: and thou shalt come:
rejoice before the Lord thy God in all 6 And thither ye shall bring your burnt- that thou puttest thy hands unto. offerings, and your sacrifices, and your 19 Take heed to thyself that thou fortithes, and heave-offerings of your hand, sake not the Levite as long as thou livest and your pows, and yourfree-will-offer- upon the earth. ings, and the firstlings of your berds, and 20 TWhen the LORD thy God shall of your flocks:
enlarge thy border, as he hath promised † And there ye shall eat before the thee, and thou shalt say, I will eat flesh, LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in because thy soul longeth to eat flesh, thou all that ye put your band unto, ye and your mayest eat flesh, whatsoever thy soul lusthouseholds, wherein the LORD thy God eth after. bath blessed thee.
21 If the place which the LORD thy 8 Ye shall not do after all the things God hath chosen to put his name there be that we do here this day, every man what too far from thee, then thou shalt kill of thy soever is right in his own eyes.
herd and of thy flock, which the LORD 9 For ye are not as yet come to the rest bath given thee, as I bave commanded
Entreers to idolatry
DEUTERONOMY. to be stoned to deotk. thee, and thou shalt eat in thy gates what God and fear him, and keep his comsoever thy soul lusteth after.
mandments, and obey his voice, and ye 22 Even as the roe-buck and the hart shall serve him, and cleave unto him. is eaten, so thou shalt eat them : the unos 5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of elean and the clean shall eat of them alike. dreams, shall be put to death; because he
23 Only be sure that thou eat not the hath spoken to turn you away from the blood : for the blood is the life ; and thou LORD your God, which brought you out mavest not eat the life with the flesh. of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you
24 Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt out of the bouse of bondage, to thrust thee pour it upon the earth as water.
out of the way which the LORD thy God com25 Thou shalt not eat it ; that it may manded thee to walk in. So shalt thou go well with thee, and with thy children put the evil away from the midst of thee. after thee, when thou shalt do that which is 6 T If thy brother, the son of thy moright in the sight of the LORD.
ther, or thy son, or thy daughter, or tho 26 Only thy holy things which thou wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is hast, and thy vows, thou shalt take, and as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, go unto the place which the LORD shall saying, Let us go and serve other gods, choose :
which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy 27 And thou shalt offer thy burnt-offer- fathers; ings, the flesh and the blood, upon the 7 Namely, of the gods of the people altar of the Lord thy God: and the blood which are round about you, nigh unto of thy sacrifices shall be poured out upon thee, or far off from thee, from the one end the altar of the LORD thy God, and thou of the earth even unto the other end of the shalt eat the flesh.
earth; 28 Observe and hear all these words 8 Thou shalt not consent unto him, which I command thee, that it may go nor hearken unto himn; peither shall thine well with thee, and with thy children eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, after thee for ever, when thou doest that neither shalt thou conceal him: which is good and right in the sight of the 9 But thou shalt surely kill him ; thy LORD thy God.
hand shall be first upon him to put him to 29 9 When the LORD thy God shall cut death, and afterwards the hand of all the off the nations from before thee, whither people. tbou goest to possess them, and thou suc- 10 And thou shalt stone him with stones ceedest them, and dwellest in their that he die ; because he hath sought to land;
thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, 30' Take heed to thyself that thou be which brought thee out of the land of pot snared by following them, after that Egypt from the house of bondage. they be destroyed from before thee; and ii And all Israel shall hear, and fear, that thou inquire not after their gods, say- and shall do no more any such wickedness ing, How did these nations serve their as this is, among you. gods? even so will I do likewise.
12 If thou shalt hear say in one of thy 31 Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD cities, which the LORD thy God hath givthy God; for every abomination to the en thee to dwell there, saying, LORD which he hateth have they done un- 13 Certain men, the children of Belial, to their gods; for even their sous and their are gone out from among you, and have daughters they have burnt in the fire to withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, their gods.
saying, Let us go and serve other gods, 32 What thing soever I command
ye have not known; observe to do it: thou shalt not add there- 14 Then shalt thou inquire, and make to, nor diminish from it.
search, and ask diligently; and behold, CHAP. XIII.
if it be truth, and the thing certain, that a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee 15 Thou shalt surely smite the inhaa sign or a wonder,
bitants 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 Lei us go after other gods, which thou edge of the sword. kast not known, and let us serve them ; 16 And thou shalt gather all the spoil of
3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the it into the midst of the street thereof, and words of that prophet, or that dreamer of shalt burn with fire the city, and all the dreams: for the LORD your God proveth spoil thereof every whit, for the Lord thy you, to know whether ye love the LORD God: and it shall be a heap for ever; it your God with all your heart and with all shall not be built again. Jour soul.
17 And there shall cleave nought of 4 Ye shall walk after the LORD your the cursed thing to thy hand : that the
Beasts clean and unclean. CHAP. XIV, XV. The year of release. LORD may turn from the fierceness of dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the bis anger, and shew thee mercy, and have stranger that is in thy gates, that he may compassion upon thee, and multiply thee, eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: as he hath sworn unto thy fathers; for thou art a holy people unto the LORD
18 When thou shalt hearken to the voice thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in of the LORD thy God, to keep all his com- bis mother's milk. mandments which I command thee this 22 | Thou shalt truly tithe all the inday. to do that which is right in the eyes crease of thy seed, that the field bringeth of the LORD thy God.
forth year by year. CHAP. XIV.
23 | And thou sbalt eat before the E are the children of the LORD your Lord thy God, in the place which he shall
God: ye shall not cut yourselves, choose to place bis name there, the tithe nor make any baldness between your eyes of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, for the dead.
and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy 2 For thou art a holy people unto the fiocks; that thou mayest learn to fear tho LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen LORD thy God always. thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, 24 And if the way be too long for thee, above all the nations that are upon the earth. so that thou art not able to carry it; or if
3 [ Thou shalt not eat any abominable the place be too far from thee, which the thing.
LORD thy God shall choose to set his name 4 These are the beasts which ye shall there, when the LORD thy God bath blessed eat: The ox, the sheep, and the goat,
thee : 5 The hart, and the roe-buck, and the 25 Then shalt thou turn it into money, fallow-deer, and the wild-goat, and the and bind up the money in thy 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 : bool, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws, 26 And thou shalt bestow that money and cheweth the cud among the beasts, for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for that ye shall eat.
oxen, or for sheep, or for wine or for strong 7 Nevertheless, these ye shall not eat, drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desiretb: of them that chew the cud, or of them that and thou shalt eat there before the LORD divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and the hare, and the coney : for they chew thy household. the cud, but divide not the hoof; there- 27 And the Levite that is within thy fore they are unclean unto you. gates; thou shalt not forsake bim : for he
8 And the swine, because it divideth hath no part nor inheritance with thee. the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is 28 T'At the end of three years thon unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine infesh, nor touch their dead carcass. crease the same year, and shalt lay it up
9 T These ye shall eat, of all that are within thy gates : in the waters : all that have fins and scales 29 And the Levite, (because he hath no shall ye eat:
part nor inheritance with thee) and the 10 And whatsoever hath not fins and stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, scales ye may not eat; it is unclean unto which are within thy gates, shall come, you.
and shall eat and be satisfied; that the 11 [ Of all clean birds
sball eat. LORD thy God may bless thee in all the 12 But these are they of which ye shall work of thy hand which thou doest. Bot eat: The eagle, and the ossitrage, and
CHAP. XV. the ospray,
T the end of every seven years thou vulture after his kind,
2 And this is the manner of the release : 14 And every raven after his kind, Every creditor that lendeth aught unto his
15 And the owl, and the night-hawk, neighbour, shall release it; he shall not and the cuckoo, and the hawk after his exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother; kind,
because it is called the Lord's release. 16 The little owl, and the great owl, 3 Of a foreigner thou mayest exact et and the swan,
again : but that which is thine with thy 17 And the pelican, and the gier-eagle, brother thy hand shall release : and the cormorant,
4 Save when there shall be no poor 18 And the stork, and the heron after among you; for the LORD shall greatly ber kind, and the lapwing, and the bat. bless thee in the land which the LORD
19 And every creeping thing that flieth thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to es unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten. possess it :
20 But of all clean towls ye may eat. 5 Only if thou carefully hearken unto 21 [ Ye shall pot eat of any thing that the voice of the Lord thy God, to observo
The year of release. DEUTERONOMY. The feast of the passodes. to do all these commandments which I 19 | All the firstling males that come of command thee this day.
thy herd and of thy flock thou shalt sanc6 For the Lord thy God blesseth thee, tify unto the LORD thy God: thou shalt do as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend no work with the firstling of thy bullock, unto many nations, but thou shalt not bor- nor shear the firstling of thy sheep. row; and thou shalt reign over many na- 20 Thou shalt eat it before the LORD tions, but they shall not reign over thee. thy God year by year in the place which
71 If there be among you a poor man the Lord shall choose, thou and thy houseof one of thy brethren within any of thy hold. gates in thy land which the LORD thy God 21 And if there be any blemish therein, giveth thee, thou shalt not barden thy as if it be lame, or blind, or have any ill heart, nor shut thy hand from thy poor blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it unto brother:
the LORD thy God. 8 But thou shalt open thy hand wide 22 Thou shalt eat it within thy gates: unto him, and shalt surely lend him suffi- the unclean and the clean person shall eat cient for his need, in that which he wanteth. it alike, as the roe-buck, and as the hart.
9 Beware that there be not a thought 23 Only thou shalt not eat the blood in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh thereof; thou shalt pour it upon the ground
year of release, is at hand; and as water.
CHAP. XVI. and thou givest him nought; and he cry
BSERVE the month of Abib, and unto the LORD against thee, and it be sin keep the passover unto the LORD thy unto thee.
God: for in the month of Abib the LORD 10 Thou shalt surely give him, and thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt thy heart shall not be grieved when thou by night. givest unto him: because that for this 2 Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee in passover unto the LORD thy God, of the all thy works, and in all that thou puttest hock and the herd, in the place which the thy hand umto.
LORD shall choose to place his name there. 11 For the poor shall never cease out of 3 Thou shalt eat no leavened bread the land: therefore I command thee, say, with it; seven days shalt thou eat unleaing, Thou shalt open thy band wide un- vened bread therewith, even the bread of to tby brother, to thy poor, and to thy affliction; (for thou camest forth out of the peedy, in thy land.
land of Egypt in haste:) that thou mayest 12 And if thy brother, a Hebrew remember the day when thou camest forth man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto out of the land of Egypt, all the days of thee, and serve thee six years; then in the thy life. seventh year thou shalt let him go free 4 And there shall be no leavened bread from thee.
seen with thee in all thy coasts seven days; 13 And when thou sendest him out free neither shall there any thing of the flesh, from thee, thou shalt not let him go away which thou sacrificedst the first day af empty:
even, remain all night until the morning. 14 Thou shalt furnish him liberally out 5 Thou mayest not sacrifice the passe of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out over within any of thy gates, which the of thy wine-press: of that wherewith the LORD thy God giveth thee: LORD thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt 6 But at the place which the LORD thy give unto him.
God shall choose to place his name in, 15 And thou shalt remember that thou there thou shalt sacrifice the passover at wast a bond-man in the land of Egypt, even, at the going down of the sun, at the and the LORD thy God redeemed thee: season that thou camest forth out of Egypt. therefore I command thee this thing to-day. 7 And thou shalt roast and eat it in the
16 | And it shall be, if he say unto thee, place which the LORD thy God shall I will not go away from thee; because he choose: and thou shalt turn in the mornloveth thee and thy house, because he ing, and go unto thy tents. is well with thee;
8 Six days thou shalt eat unleavened 17 Then thou shalt take an awl, and bread: and on the seventh day shall be a thrust it through his earunto the door, and he solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: shall be thy servant forever. And also unto thou shalt do no work therein. thy maid-servant thou shalt do likewise. 9 | Seven weeks shalt thou number unto
18 It shall not seem hard unto thee, thee: begin to number the seven weeks when thou sendest bim away free from from such time as thou beginnest to put the thee : for he hath been worth a double sickle to the corn. hired servant to thee, in serving thee six 10 And thou shalt keep the feast of years: and the LORD thy God shall bless weeks unto the LORD thy God with a trithee in all that thou doest.
bute of a free-will-offering of thy hand
The feast of tabernacles, fc CHAP. XVII. Idolaters must be slain. which thou shalt give unto the LORD thy any of thy gates which the Lord thy God God, according as the Lord thy God hath giveth thee, man or woman that hath blessed thee:
wrought wickedness in the sight of the 11 And thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God, in transgressing his coveLORD thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy nant, daughter, and thy man-servant, and thy 3 And hath gone and served other gods, maid-servant, and the Levite that is with- and worshipped them, either the sun, or in thy gates, and the stranger, and the moon, or any of the host of heaven, which fatherless, and the widow, that are among I have not commanded; you, in the place which the LORD thy God 4 And it be told thee, and thou hast bath chosen to place his name there. heard of it, and inquired diligently, and
12 And thou shalt remember that thou behold, it be true, and the thing certain, wast a bond-man in Egypt: and thou shalt that such abomination is wrought in Israel: observe and do these statutes.
5 Then shalt thou bring forth that man 13 T Thou shalt observe the feast of or that woman, which have committed tabemacles seven days, after that thou that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even hast gathered in thy corn, and thy wine. that man or that woman, and shalt stone
14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, them with stones, till they die. thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and 6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of and the Levite, the stranger, and the fa- death be put to death; but at the mouth of therless, and the widow, that are within one witness he shall not be put to death. thy gates:
7 The hands of the witnesses shall be 15 Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn first upon him to put him to death, and arfeast unto the LORD thy God in the place terward the hands of all the people. So which the LORD shall choose: because the thou shalt put the evil away from among LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thine you. increase, and in all the works of thy 8 [ If there arise a matter too hard for bands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice. thee in judgment, between blood and
16 * Three times in a year shall all thy blood, between plea and plea, and between males appear before the LORD thy God in stroke and stroke, being matters of controthe place which he shall choose; in the versy within thy gates: then shalt thou feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast arise, and get thee up into the place which of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: the LORD thy God shall choose;. and they shall not appear before the LORD 9 And thou shalt come unto the priests empty:
the Levites, and unto the judge that shall 17 Every man shall give as he is able, be in those days, and inquire; and they accor:ling to the blessing of the LORD thy shall shew thee the sentence of judgment: God which he hath given thee.
10 And thou shalt do according to the 18 Judges and officers shalt thou sentence, which they of that place which make thee in all thy gates, which the the LORD shall choose shall 'shew thee; LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy and thou shalt observe to do according to tribes: and they shall judge the people all that they inform thee: with just judgment.
11. According to the sentence of the law 19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou which they shall teach thee, and accordshalt not respect persons, neither take a ing to the judgment which they shall tell gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the thee, thou shalt do: thou shalt not decline wise, and pervert the words of the right- from the sentence which they shall shew eous.
Lee, to the right hand, nor to the left. 20 That which is altogether just shalt 12 | And the man that will do presumpthou follow, that thou mayest live, and in- tuously, and will not hearken unto the herit the land which the LORD thy God priest that standeth to minister there begiveth thee.
fore the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, 21 | Thou shalt not plant thee a grove even inat man shall die: and thou shalt of any trees near unto the altar of the put away the evil from Israel. LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee. 13 And all the people shall hear, and
22 Neither shalt thou set thee up any fear, and do no more presumptuously, image; which the Lord thy God hateth. 14 T When thou art come unto the land CHAP. XVII.
which the Lord thy God giveth thee, and THOU
thy God any bullock, or sheep, where- and shalt say, I will set a king, over me, in is blemish, or any evil favouredness : like as all the nations that are about me ; for that is an abomination unto the LORD 15 Thou shalt in any wise set him king thy God.
over thee whom the Lord thy God shall 27 If there be found among you, within choose: one from among thy brethren shalt