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Sundry laws and ordinances. CHAP. XXV. Strupes not to exceed

forty. - 4 hier former husband which sent her it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fa. away, may not take her again to be his therless, and for the widow: that the LORD wife, after that she is defiled; for that is thy God may bless thee in all the work of abomination before the Lord: and thou thy hands. shalt not cause the land to sin, which the 20 When thou beatest thine olive-tree, Lord thy God giveth thee for an inherit thou shalt not go over the boughs again: it

shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, 5 When a man hath taken a new wife, and for the widow. he shall not go out to war, neither shall he 21 When thou gatherest the grapes of be charged with any business: but he shall thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it afterbe free at home one year, and shall cheer ward: it shall be for the stranger, for the op his wife which he bath taken. fatherless, and for the widow.

6 | No man shall take the nether or the 22 And thou shalt remember that thou upper millstone to pledge: for he taketh wast a bond-man in the land of Egypt: a man's life to pledge.

therefore I command thee to do this thing. his brethren of the children of Israel,

and I Fabbathelye come unto judgment, that the 7. If a man be found stealing any of

CHAP. XXV. maketb merchandise of him, or selleth him; then that thief shall die; and thou judges may judge them; then they shall shalt put evil away from among you. justify the righteous, and condemn the

8 I Take heed in the plague of leprosy, wicked. that thou observe diligently, and do ac- 2 And it shall be, if the wicked man be cording to all that the priests the Levites worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall sball teach you: as I commanded them, so cause him to lie down, and to be beaten ye shall observe to do.

before his face, according to his fault, by 9 Remember what the LORD thy God a certain number. did unto Miriam by the way, after that ye 3 Forty stripes he may give him, and were come forth out of Egypt.

not exceed : lest if he should exceed, and 10 | When thou dost lend thy brother beat him above these with many stripes, any thing, thou shalt not go into his house then thy brother should seem vile unto thee. to fetch his pledge:

4 1 Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when 11 Thou shalt stand abroad, and the he treadeth out the corn. man to whom thou dost lend shall bring 5 If brethren dwell together, and one of out the pledge abroad unto thee:

them die and have no child, the wife of 12 And if the man be poor, thou shalt the dead shall not marry without unto a not sleep with his pledge:

stranger: her husband's brother shall go 13 In any case thou shalt deliver him in unto her, and take her to him to wife, the pledge again when the sun goeth and perform the duty of a husband's brodown, that he may sleep in his own rai-ther unto her. ment, and bless thee; and it shall be 6 And it shall be, that the first-born righteousness unto thee before the LORD which she beareth, shall succeed in the thy God.

name of his brother which is dead, that his 14 I Thou shalt not oppress a bired name be not put out of Israel. servant that is poor and needy, whether he 7 And if the man like not to take his be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that brother's wife, then let his brother's wise are in thy land within thy gates: go up to the gate unto the elders, and say,

15 At bis day thou shalt give him his My husband's brother refuseth to raise up bire, neither shall the sun go down upon it, unto his brother a name in Israel, he will for he is poor, and setteth bis heart upon not perform the duty of my husband's broit: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, ther. and it be sin unto thee.

8 Then the elders of his city shall call 16 The fathers shall not be put to death him, and speak unto him: and if he stand for the children, neither shall the children to it, and say, I like not to take her, be put to death for the fathers: every man 9 Then shall his brother's wife come shall be put to death for bis own sin.. unto him in the presence of the elders, and

17 Thou shalt not pervert the judg- loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in ment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless, his face, and shall answer and say, So portake the widow's raiment to pledge: shall it be done unto that man that will not

18 But thou shalt remember that thou build up his brother's house. wast a bond-man in Egypt, and the LORD 10 And bis name shall be called in Is. thy God redeemed thee thence: therefore rael, The house of him that bath his shoe I command thee to do this thing.

loosed. 19 When thou cuttest down thy har- 11 When men strive together one with vest in thy field, and bast forgot a siieaf in another, and the wife of the one draweth the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch near for to deliver her husband out of the

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Offering the first-fruits. DEUTERONOMY. The covenant with God. hand of bim that smiteth him, and putteth out-stretched arm, and with great terribleforth her hand, and taketh him by the se-ness, and with signs, and with wonders; crets:

9 And he hath brought us into this place, 12 Then thou shalt cut off her hand, and hath given us this land, even a land thine eye shall not pity her.

that floweth with milk and honey. 13 Thou shalt not have in thy bag di- 10 And now, behold, I have brought vers weights, a great and a small : the first-fruits of the land, which thou, o

14 Thou shalt not have in thy house LORD, hast given me: and thou shalt set divers measures, a great and a small: it before the LORD thy God, and worship

15 But thou shalt have a perfect and before the LORD thy God : just weight, a perfect and just measure 11 And thou shalt rejoice in every good shalt thou have; that thy days may be thing which the LORD thy God hath given lengthened in the land which the LORD unto thee, and unto thy house, thou and thy God giveth thee.

the Levite, and the stranger that is among 16 For all that do such things, and all you. that do unrighteously, are an abomination 12 | When thou hast made an end of unto the LORD thy God.

tithing all the tithes of thine increase the 17 | Remember what Amalek did unto third year, which is the year of tithing, thee by the way, when ye were come and hast given it unto the Levite, the forth out of Egypt;

stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, 18 How he met thee by the way, and that they may eat within thy gates, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that be filled : were feeble behind thee, when thou wast 13 Then thou shalt say before the LORD faint and weary: and he feared not God. thy God, I have brought away the hal

19 Therefore it shall be, when the LORD lowed things out of my house, and also thy God hath given thee rest from all thine have given them unto the Levite, and unto enemies round about in the land which the the stranger, to the fatherless, and to the LORD thy (ed giveth thee for an inherit- widow, according to all thy command, ance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out ments which thou hast commanded me: I the remembrance of Amalek from under have not transgressed thy commandments, heaven; thou shalt not forget it. neither have I forgotten them: CHAP. XXVI.

14 I have not eaten thereof in my mournA a

unto the land which the LORD thy of for any unclean use, nor given aught God giveth thee for an inheritance, and thereof for the dead: but I have hearkenpossessest it, and dwellest therein; ed to the voice of the Lord my God, and

2 That thou shalt take of the first of all have done according to all that thou hast the fruit of the earth, which thou shalt commanded me. bring of thy land that the LORD thy God 15 Look down from thy holy habitation, giveth thee, and shalt put it in a basket, and from heaven, and bless thy people Israel, shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy and the land which thou hast given us, as God shall choose to place his name there. thou swarest unto our fathers, a land that

3 And thou shalt go unto the priest that Aoweth with milk and boney. shall be in those days, and say unto him, 16 T This day the LORD thy God hath I profess this day unto the LORD thy God, commanded thee to do these statutes and that I am come unto the country which the judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and LORD sware unto our fathers for to give us. (do them with all thy heart, and with all

4 And the priest shall take the basket thy soul. out of thy hand, and set it down before 17 Thou hast avouched the LORD this the altar of the LORD thy God.

day to be thy God, and to walk in his 5 And thou shalt speak and say before ways, and to keep his statutes, and his the Lord thy God, A Syrian ready to per- commandments, and his judgments, and ish was my father; and he went down into to bearken unto his voice: Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, 18 And the LORD hath avouched thee and hecame there a nation, great, mighty, this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath and populous :

promised thee, and that thou shouldest 6 And the Egyptians evil-entreated us, keep all his commandments; and amicted us, and laid upon us hard 19 And to make thee high above all bondage :

nations which he hath made, in praise, 7. And when we cried unto the LORD and in name, and in honour; and that God of our fathers, the LORD heard our thou mayest he a boly people unto the voice, and looked on our affliction, and LORD thy God, as he hath spoken. our labour, and our oppression :

CHAP. XXVII.

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CHAP. XXVIII. The curses from Ebal. all the commandments which I command 18 Cursed be he that maketh the blind you this day.

to wander out of the way: and all the 2 And it shall be on the day when ye people shall say, Amen. shall pass over Jordan unto the land which 19 Cursed be be that perverteth the the LORD thy God giveth thee, that thou judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and shalt set thee up great stones, and plaster widow: and all the people shall say, them with plaster:

Amen. 3 And thou shalt write upon them all 20 Cursed be he that lieth with his fa. the words of this law, when thou art pass- ther's wife ; because he uncovereth his faed over, that thou mayest go in unto the ther's skirt: and all the people shall say, land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, Amen. a land that floweth with milk and honey; 21 Cursed be he that lieth with any as the LORD God of thy fathers bath pro- manner of beast: and all the people shall mised thee.

say, Amen. 4 Therefore it shall be when ye be gone 22 Cursed be he that lieth with his sisover Jordan, that ye shall set up these ter, the daughter of his father, or the stones, which I command you this day, in daughter of his mother: and all the peomount Ebal, and thou shalt plaster them ple shall say, Amen. with plaster.

23 Cursed be he that lieth with his mo5 And there shalt thou build an altar ther-in-law : and all the people shall say, unto the LORD thy God, an altar of stones: Amen. thou shalt not lift up any iron tool upon 24 Cursed be he that smiteth his neighthem.

bour secretly: and all the people shall 6 Thou shalt build the altar of the LORD say, Amen. thy God of whole stones : and thou shalt 25 Cursed be be that taketh reward to offer burnt-offerings thereon unto the LORD stay an innocent person: and all the peothy God:

ple shall say, Amen. 7 And thou shalt offer peace-offerings, 26 Cursed be he that confirmeth not all and shalt eat there, and rejoice before the the words of this law to do them: and all LORD thy God.

the people shall say, Amen. 8 and thou shalt write upon the stones

CHAP. XXVIII. all the words of this law, very plainly. ND it shall come to pass, if thou shalt vites spake unto all Israel, saying, Take the LORD thy God, to observe and to do heed and hearken, O Israel, this day thou all his commandments which I command art become the people of the LORD thy thee this day: that the LORD thy God will God.

set thee on high above all nations of the 10 Thou shalt therefore obey the voice earth : of the LORD thy God, and do his com. 2 And all these blessings shall come on mandments and his statutes which I com- thee, andovertake thee, if thou shalt hearkmand thee this day.

en unto the voice of the LORD thy God. 11 | And Moses charged the people the 3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and same day, saying,

blessed shalt thou be in the field. 12 These shall stand upon mount Ge- 4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, rizim to bless the people, when ye are and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Ben- the flocks of thy sheep. jamin:

5 Blessed shall be thy basket and thy 13 And these shall stand upon mount store. Ebal to curse ; Reuben, Gad, and Asher, 6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou comAnd Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali. est in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou

14 And the Levitessballspeak, and say goest out. unto all the men of Israel with a loud voice, 7 The Lord shall cause thine enemies

15 Cursed be the man that maketh any that rise up against thee to be smitten begraren or molten image, an abomination fore thy face: they shall come out against unto the LORD, the work of the hands of thee one way, and flee before thee seven the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret ways. place: and all the people shall answer and 8 The LORD shall command the blesssay, Amen.

ing upon thee in thy store-houses, and in 16 Cursed be be that setteth light by allthat thou settest thy hand unto: and he his father or his mother, and all the peo- shall bless thee in the land which the LORD ple shall say, Amen.

thy God giveth thee. 17 Cursed be he that removeth his neigh- 9 The LORD shall establish thee a hobour's land-mark : and all the people shall ly people unto himself, as he hath swom say, Amen.

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Blessings for obedience. DEUTERONOMY. Curses for disobedience ments of the LORD thy God, and walk in shall it come down upon thee, until thou

be destroyed. 10 And all people of the earth shall 25 The LORD shall cause thee to be see that thou art called by the name of the smitten before thine enemies : thou shalt LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.

go out one way against them, and fee 11 And the LORD sball make thee plen- seven ways before them; and shalt be teous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, removed into all the kingdoms of the earth. and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the 26 And thy carcass shall be meat unto fruit of thy ground, in the land which the all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of LORD sware unto thy fathers to give thee. the earth, and no man shall fray them away.

12 The Lord shall open unto thee his 27 The Lord will smite thee with the good treasure, the heaven to give the rain botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and unto thy land in his season, and to bless with the scab, and with the itch, whereof all the work of thy hand: and thou shalt thou canst not be healed. Jend unto many nations, and thou shalt 28 The Lord shall smite thee with not borrow.

madness, and blindness, and astonishment 13 And the LORD shall make thee the of heart: head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be 29 And thou shalt grope at noon-day, above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou if that thou hearken unto the command-shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou ments of the Lord thy God, which I com- shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermand thee this day, to observe and to do more, and no man shall save thee. them :

30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and ano14 And thou shalt not go aside from ther man shall lie with her: thou shalt any of the words which I command inee build a house, and thou shalt not dwell this day, to the right hand or to the left, to therein : thou shalt plant a vineyard, and go after other gods to serve them. shalt not gather the grapes thereof.

15 | But it shall come to pass, if thou 31 Thine ox shall be slain before thine wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine thy God, to observe to do all his command, ass shall be violently taken away from bements and his statutes which I command fore iny face, and shall not be restored to thee this day: that all these curses shall thee: thy sheep shall be given unto thine come upon thee, and overtake thee : enemies, and thou shalt have none to res

16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cue them. corsed shalt thou be in the field.

32 Thy sons and thy daughters shall be 17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy given unto another people, and thine eyes store.

shall look, aryl fail with longing for them 18 Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, all the day long : and there shall be no and the fruit of thy land, the increase of might in thy hand. thy kine, and the Hocks of thy sheep. 33 The fruit of thy land, and all thy la.

19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou com- bours, shall a nation which thou knowest est in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou not eat up: and thou shalt be only opgoest out.

pressed and crushed always : 20 The LORD shall send upon thee 34 So that thou shalt be mad for the cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see, thou settest thy hand unto for to do, un- 35 The Lord shall smite thee in the til thou be destroyed, and until thou pe- knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch Fish quickly: because of the wickedness of that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy thy doings whereby thou hast forsaken foot unto the top of thy head. me.

36 The LORD shall bring thee, and thy 21 The LORD shall make the pestilence king which thou shalt set over thee, unto cleave unto thee, until he have consumed a nation which neither thou nor thy fathee from off the land, whither thou go-thers have known; and there shalt thou est to possess it.

serve other gods, wood and stone. 92 The LORD shall smite thee with a 37 And thou shalt become an astonishconsumption, and with a fever, and with ment, a proverb, and a by-word, among all an inflammation, and with anextreme burn- nations whither the LORD shall lead thee. ing, and with the sword, and with blast- 38 Thou shalt carry much seed out into ing, and with mildew and they shall the field, and shalt gather but little in: pursue thee until thou perish.

for the locust shall consume it. 23 And thy heaven that is over thy 39 Thou shalt plant vineyards and head shall be brass, and the earth that is dress them, but shalt neither drink of the under thee shall be iron.

wine, nor gather the grapes : for the worms 24 The LORD shall make the rain of sball eat them. thy land powder and dust: from heaven, 40 Thou shalt have olive-trees throughPlagrees threatened

CHAP. XXVIII.

for disobedienee. out all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint i them of the flesh of his children whom be thyself with the oil: for thine olive shall shall eat: because he hath nothing left cast his fruit.

him in the siege and in the straitness 41 Thou shalt beget sons and daugh- wherewith thine enemies shall distress ters, but thou shalt not enjoy them: for thee in all thy gates. they shall go into captivity..

56 The tender and delicate woman 42 All thy trees and fruit of thy land among you, which would not adventure to shall the locust consume.

set the sole of her foot upon the ground for 43 The stranger that is within thee delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall shall get up above thee very high; and be evil toward the husland of her bosom, thou shalt come down very low. and toward her son, and toward her

44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt daughter, not lend to bim: he shall be the head and 57 And toward her young one that thou shalt be the tail.

cometh out from between her feet, and to45 Moreover, all these curses shall coine ward her children which she shall bear: for opon thee, and shall pursue thee, and over- she shall eat them for want of all things take thee, till thou be destroyed : be- secretly in the siege and straitness wherecause thou hearkenedst not unto the voice with thine enemy shall distress thee in thy of the LORD thy God, to keep his com- gates. mandments and his statutes which he 58 If thou wilt not observe to do all the commanded thee.

words of this law that are written in this 46 And they shall be upon thee for a book, that thou mayest fear this glorious eign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed and fearful name THELORD THYGOD; for ever.

59 Then the LORD will make thy 47 Because thou servedst not the LORD plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy God with joyfulness and with glad- thy seed, even great plagues, and of long ness of heart, for the abundance of all things; continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of

48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine long continuance. enemies which the LORD shall send against 60 Moreover, he will bring upon thee thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in na- all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast kedness, and in want of all things : and afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee. ke shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, 61 Also every sickness, and every until he have destroyed thee.

plague which is not written in the book of 49 The LORD shall bring a nation this law, them will the LORD bring upon against thee from far, from the end of the thee, until thou be destroyed. earth, as swift as the eagle flieth, a nation 62 And ye shall be left few in number, whose tongue thou shalt not understand ; whereas ye were as the stars of beaven for

50 A nation of fierce countenance, multitude; because thou wouldest not obey which shall not regard the person of the the voice of the Lord thy God. old, nor shew favour to the young:

63 And it shall come to pass, that as 51 And he shall eat the fruit of thy cat- the LORD rejoiced over you to do you tle, and the fruit of tb id, until thou e good, and to multiply you ; so the LORD destroyed: wbich also shall not leave thee will rejoice over you to destroy you and either com, wine, or oil, or the increase of to bring you to nought; and ye shall be thy kive, or flocks of thy sheep, until he plucked from off the land whither thou bave destroyed thee.

goest to possess it. 52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy 64 And the LORD shall scatter thee gates, until thy high and fenced walls among all people from the one end of the come down, wherein thou trustedst, earth even unto the other; and there throughout all thy land : and he shail be- thou shalt serve other gods, which neither eiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thou nor thy fathers have known, even thy land which the LORD thy God bath wood and stone. given thee.

65 And among these nations shalt thou 53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy own body, the flesh of thy sons and foot bave rest : but the LORD shall give of thy daughters which the LORD thy thee there a trembling heart, and failGod hath given thee, in the siege and in ing of eyes, and sorrow of mind. the straitness where with thine enemies 66 And thy life shall hang in doubt beshall distress thee :

fore thee : and thou shalt fear day and 54 So that the man that is tender among night, and shalt have none assurance of you, and very delicate, his eye shall be thy life: evil toward his brother, and toward the 67 In the morning thou shalt say, wife of his bosom, and toward the rem- Would God it were even! and at even nant of his children which he shall leave: thou shalt say, Would God it were morn55 So that he will not give to any of ing! for the fear of thy heart wherewith

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