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CHAP. xvII. Idolaters must be slain. 173 within thy gates, and the stranger, and the | the LORD thy God, in transgressing his fatherless, and the widow, that are among || covenant, you, in the place which the LORD thy God 3 And hath gone and served other gods, hath chosen to place his name there. and worshipped them, either the sun, or

12 And thou shalt remember that thou moon, or any of the host of heaven, which wast a bond-man in Egypt: and thou shalt I have not commanded; observe and do these statutes.

4 And it be told thce, and thou hast 13 Thou shalt observe the feast of tab- hea:sl of it, and inquired diligently, and eracles seven days, after that thou hast behold, it be true, and the thing certain, gathered in thy corn, and thy wine. that such abomination is wrought in Is

14 An thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, rael: thai, and thy son, and thy daughter, and 5 Then shalt thou bring forth that man thy man-servant, and thy maid-servant, or that woman, which have committed and the Levite, the stranger, and the fa- || that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even therless, and the widow, that are within that man or that woman, and shalt stone thy gates:

them with stones, till they die. 15 Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn 6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or feast unto the LORD thy God in the place three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of which the LORD shall choose: because the death be put to death; but at the mouth LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thine of one witness he shall not be put to increase, and in all the works of thine death. hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice. 7 The hands of the witnesses shall be

16 [Three times in a year shall all thy | first upon him to put him to death, and males appear before the Lord thy God afterwarrl the hands of all the people. in the place which he shall choose ; in the So thou shalt put the evil away from feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast ) among you. of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles : 8 If there arise a matter too hard for and they shall not appear before the LORD thee in judgment, between blood and empty :

blood, between plea and plea, and be17 Every man shall give as he is able, tween stroke and stroke, bei:lg matters of according to the blessing of the LORD controversy within thy gates : then shalt thy God which he hath given thee. thou arise, and get thee up into the place

19 Judges and oflicers shalt thou which the LORD thy God shall choose ; make thee in all thy gates, which the 9 And thou shalt come unto the priests LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout the Levites, and unto the judge that shall thy tribes: and they shal judge the peo || be in those days, and inquire ; and they ple with just judgment.

shall shew thee the sentence of judg19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment ; ment : thou shalt not respect persons, neither 10 And thou shalt do according to the take a gift : for a gift doih blind the cyes sentence, which they of that place which of the wise, and pervert the words of the the LORD shall choose shall shew thee; nghteous.

and thou shalt observe to do according to 20 That which is altogether just shalt | all that they inform thee: thou follow, that thou mayest live, and 11 According to the sentence of the inherit the land which the LORD thy law which they shall teach thee, and acGod giveth thee.

cording to the judgment which they shall 21 Thou shalt not plant thee a grove | tell thee, thou shalt do: thou shalt not of any trees near unto the altar of the decline from the sentence which they LORD thy God, which thou shalt make shall shew thee, to the right hand, nor thee.

to the left. 22 Neither shalt thou set thee up any 12 | And the man that will do preimage; which the LORD thy God hateth. sumptuously, and will not hearken unto CHAP. XVII.

the priest that standeth to minister there 1 Things sacrificed must be sound. 2 I- | before the LORD thy God, or unto the dolaters must be slain. 8 Of hard con-judge, even that man shall die: and thou troversies. 14 The election, 16 and du- l shalt put away the evil from Israel. ty of a king.

13 And all the people shall hear, and LORD thy ,

the sheep, wherein is blemish, or any evil and which the LORD thy God giveth favouredness: for that is an abomination thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell unto the LORD thy God.

therein, and shalt say, I will set a king 2. If there be found among you, within over me, like as all the nations that are any of thy gates which the LORD thy | about me; God giveth ihee, man or woman that 15 Thou shalt in any wise set him king hath vrought wickedness in the sight of ll over three whom the LORD thy God shall

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174 The duty of a king. DEUTERONOMY. A new prophet to arise. choose : one from among thy brethren || the Levites do, which stand there before shalt thou set king over thee: thou may- the LORD. est not set a stranger over thee, which 8 They shall have like portions to eat, is not thy brother.

beside that which cometh of the sale of his 16 But he multiply horses .

to Egypt, to the end that he should multi- which the Lord thy God giveth thee, ply horses : forasmuch as the Lord hath thou shalt not learn to do after the abom. said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return | inations of those nations. no more that way.

10 There shall not be found among 17 Neither shall he multiply wives to you any one that maketh his son or his himself, that his heart turn not away : daughter to pass through the fire, or that neither shall he greatly multiply to him-useth divination, or an observer of times, self silver and gold.

or an enchanter, or a witch, 18 And it shall be when he sitteth upon 11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with the throne of his kingdom, that he shall familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necro write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Le- 12 For all that do these things are an vites.

abomination into the LORD : and be19 And it shall be with him, and he cause of these abominations the LORD shall read therein all the days of his life : thy God doth drive them out from bethat he may learn to fear the Lord his fore thee. God, to keep all the words of this law and 13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD these statutes, to do them:

thy God. 20 That his heart be not lifted up a- 14 For these nations, which thou shalt bove his brethren, and that he turn possess, hearkened unto observers of hot aside from the commandment to the times, and unto di viners: but as for thee, right hand or to the left : to the end that the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee le may prolong his days in his kingdom, o to do. he, and his children, in the midst of 15 9 The LORD thy God will raise up Isracl.

unto thee a Prophet from the midst of CHAP. XVIII.

thee, of thy brethren, like unto me ; un1 The firiests and I.evites shall have no io him ye shall hearken.

inherilance. 3 Their portion. 15 A Pro- 16 According to all that thou desiredst pihet to arise like unto Moses. 20 The of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the presumptuous prophet is to die. day of the assembly, saying, Let me not

"HE priests the Levites, and all the hear again the voice of the LORD my inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the any more, that I die not. offerings of the Lord made by fire, and 17 And the Lord said unto me, They his iniieritance.

have weil spoken that which they have 2 Therefore shall they have no inherit- spoken. ance among their brethren : the Lord is 18 I will raise them up a Prophet from their inheritance, as he hath said unto | among their brethren, like unto thee, and them.

will put my words in his mouth; and he 3 And this shall be the priest's due shall speak unto them all that I shall comfrom the people, from them that offer a mand him. sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep; and 19 And it shall come to pass, that who they shall give unto the priest the soever will not hearken unto my words shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the which he shall speak in my name, I will

require it of him. 4 The first-fruit also of thy corn, of thy 20 But the prophet, which shall - wine, and of thine oil, and the first of sume to speak a word in my name, which the ticece of thy sheep, shalt thou give || I have not commanded him to speak, or him.

that shall speak in the name of uther gods, 5 For the LORD thy God hath chosen even that prophet shall die. him out of all thy tribes, to stand to min- 21 And if thou say in thine heart, ister in the name of the Lord, him and How shall we know the word which the his sons for ever.

Lord hath not spoken? 6 1 And if a Levite come from any of 22 When a prophet speaketh in the thy gates out of all Israel, where he so- name of the Lord, if the thing foljourned, and come with all the desire of low not, nor come to pass, that is the his mind unto the place which the LORD thing which the Lord hath not spoken, shall choose;

but the prophet hath spoken it presump7 Then he shall minister in the name :uously thou shalt not be afraid of of the Lord his God, as all his brethren | him.

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The cities of refuge,

CHAP. XX. Punishment of a false witness. 175 CHAP. XIX.

15 One witness shall not rise up against 1 The cities of refuge. 4 The privilege. a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in IR The punishment of a false witness. any sin that he sinneth; at the mouth of

HEN the LORD thy God hath two witnesses, or at the mouth of three LORD thy God giveth thee, and thou suc- 16 | If a false witness rise up against ceedest them, and dwellest in their cities, | any man to testify against him that which and in their houses ;

is wrong; 2 Thou shalt separate three cities for 17 Then both the men between whom thee in the midst of thy land which the | the controversy is shall stand before the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it. Lord, before the priests, and the judges,

3 Thou shalt prepare thee a way, and which shall be in those days; divide the coasts of thy land which the 18 And the judges shall make diligent LORD thy God giveth thce to inherit, in- inquisition : and behold, if the witness to three parts, that every slayer may fee op'a false witness, and hath testified falsethither.

ly against his brother ; 4 And this is the case of the slayer, 19 Then shall ye do unto him, as he which shall flee thither, that he may live: l had thought to have done unto his brothWhoso killeth bis neighbour ignorantly, er: so saalt thou put the evil away from whom he hated not in time past;

among you. 5 As when a man goeth into the wood 20 And those which remain shall hear, with his neighbour to hew wood, and his and fear, and small henceforth commit no hand fetcheth a stroke with the ax to cut morc any such evil among you. down the tree, and the head slippeth from 21 And thine eye shall not pity ; but the helve, and lighteth upon his neigh- || life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for bour, that he die; he shall flee unto one tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. of these cities, and live:

CHAP. XX. 6 Lest the avenger of blood pursue 2 The priest's exhortation to encourage the the slaver, while his heart is hot, and people to battle. 10 How to use the cities Overtake him, because the way is long, that accept or refuse the proclamation of and slay him ; whereas he was not worthy heace. 16 What cities must be devoted. of death, inasmuch as he hated him not HEN thou goest out to battle a

gainst thine enemies, and seest 7 Wherefore I command thee, saying, | horses, and chariots, and a people more Thou shalt separate three cities for thee. than thou, be not afraid of them: for the

8 And if the LORD thy God enlarge Lord thy God is with thee, whichbrought thy coast, as he hath sworn unto thy fa- | thee up cut of the land of Egypt. thers, and give thee all the land which he 2 And it shall be when ye are come promised to give unto thy fathers; nigh unto the battle, that the priest shall

9 If thou shalt keep all these com- | approach and speak unto the people, mandments to do them, which I com- 3 And shall say unto them, Hear, O Ismand thee this day, to love the Lord rael, ye approach this day unto battle athy God, and to walk ever in his ways; gainst your enemies : let not your hearts then shalt thou add three cities more for faint, fear not, and do not tremble, neithee, beside these three :

ther be ye terrified because of them; 10 'That innocent blood be not shed in 4 For the LORD your God is he that thy land, which the LORD thy God giv- goeth with you, to fight for you against eth thee for an inheritance, and so blood your enemies, to save you. be upon thee.

5 And the officers shall speak unto the 11 But if any man hate his neighbour, || people, saying, What man is there that and lie in wait for him, and rise up a- hath built a new house, and hath not dedgainst him, and smite him mortally that he icated it ? let him go and return unto his die, and fleeth into one of these cities : house, lest he die in the battle, and anoth

12 Then the elders of his city shall send er man dedicate it. and fetch him thence, and deliver him 6 And what man is he that hath plantinto the hand of the avenger of blood, ed a vineyard, and hath not yet eaten of that he may die.

it? let him also go and return unto his 13 Thine eye shall not pity him, but house, lest he die in the battle, and anthou shalt put away the guilt of innocent other man eat of it. blood from Israel, that it may go well 7 And what man is there that hath bewith thee

trothed a wife, and hath not taken her? 14. & Thou shalt not remove thy neigh- | let him go and return unto his house, bour's land-mark, which they of old time lest he die in battle, and another man have set in thine inheritance, which thou take her. shalt inherit in the land that the LORD 8 And the officers shall speak further the God giveth thee to possess it. unto the people, and they shall say, Whạt

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176 Hittites to be destroyed. DEUTERONOMY. Inheritance of the first-borne man is there that is fearful and faint- 2 Then thy elders and thy judges shall hearted ? let him go and return unto his come forth, and they shall measure unto house, lest his brethren's heart faint as the cities which are round about him that well as his heart.

is slain : 9 And it shall be, when the officers S And it shall be that the city which have made an end of spreaking unto the is next unto the slain man, even the elpeople, that they shall make captains of ders of that city shall take an heifer the armies to lead the people.

which hath not been wrought with, and 10 | When thou comest nigh unto a which hath not drawn in the yoke ; city to fight against it, then proclaim 4 And the clders of that city shall peace unto it.

bring down the heifer unto a rough val11 And it shall be, if it make thee an- ley, which is neither eared nor sown, and swer of peace, and open unto thee, then it shall strike off the heiter's neck there in shall be, that all the people that is found the valley; therein, shall be tributaries unto thee, and 5 And the priests the sons of Levi shall they shall serve thee.

come near (for them the LORD thy God 12 And if it will make no peace with hath chosen to minister unto him, and to thee, but will make war against thee, bless in the name of the LORD) and by then thou shalt besicge it:

their word shall every controversy and 13 And when the LORD thy God hath every tried; delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt 6 An all the elders of that city that smite every male thereof with the edge are next unto the slain man, shall wash of the sword:

their hands over the heifer that is be 14 But the women, and the little ones, headed in the valley : and the cattle, and all that is in the city, 7 And they shall answer and say, Our even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take hands have not shed this blood, neither unto thyself : and thou shalt eat the spoil have our cves seen it. of thine enemies, which the LORD thy 8 Be merciful, () LORD, unto thy peo God hath given thee.

ple Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, 15 Thus shalt thou do unto all the citics and lay not innocent blood unto thy peowhich are very far off from thee, which ple of Israel's charge. And the blood are not of the cities of these nations. shall be forgiven them.

16 But of the cities of these people 9 Sɔ shalt thou put away the guilt of which the LORD thy God doth give thee innocent blood from among you, when for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive thou shalt do that which is right in the nothing thót breatheth :

sight of the LORD. 17 But thou shalt utterly destroy them, 10 q When thou goest forth to war anamely, the Hittites, and the Amorites, gainst thine enemies, and the LORD thy the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the God hath delivered them into thine hands, Hivites, and the Jebusites, as the LORD and thou hast taken them captive, thy God hath commanded thee:

11 And scest among the captives a beau18 That they teach you not to do after tiful woman, and last a desire unto her, all their abominations which they have that thou wouldest have her to thy wife: done unto their gods ; so should ye sin a- 12 Then thou shalt bring her home to gainst the LORD your God.

thine house, and she shall share her 19 4 When thou shalt besiege a city a head, an'l pare lier nails : long time in making war against it to take 13 And she shall put the raiment of her it, thou shalt pot destroy the trees thereof captivity from off her, and shall remain by forcing an ax against them; for thoi in tine house, and bewail her father and mayest eat of thein : and thou shalt not her mother a full montl:: and after that, cut them down (for the tree of the field is thou shalt go in unto her, and be her husman's lifi") to employ them in the siege : band, and she shul be thy wife.

20 Only the trees which thon knowest 14 And it shall be, if thou have no dethat they be net trees for meat, thou shalt light in her, then thou shalt let her go destroy and cut them down ; and thou whither she will ; but thou shalt not sell shalt build bulwarks against the city that her at all for money ; thou shalt not make maketh war with thee, until it be subdued. merchandize of her, because thou hast CHAP. XXI.

humbled her. 1 The priation of an uncertain murder. 15 4 If a man have two wives, one be

15 The first-born is not to be clisinher- loved, and another hated, and they have ited upon private affection. 18 A sub- born lsm children, both the beloved and born son is to be stoned to death. the hated; and if the first-born son be F one be found slain in the land which mers that was hated:

16 Then it shall be, when he maketh sess it, lying in the field, and it be not his sons to inherit that which he hath, tha? known who hath slain him:

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A stubborn son to be stoned to death. Chap. XXII. Punishmeni of adultery. 177 first-bom, before the son of the hated, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the which is indeed the first-born :

dam with the young: 17 But he shall acknowledge the son of 7 But thou shalt in any wise let the the hated for the first-born, by giving him dam go, and take the young to thee ; a daible portion of all that he hath : for that it may be well with thee, and that he is the beginning of his strengti ; the thou mayest prolong thy days. right of the first-born is his.

8 9 When thou buildest a new house, 18 G If a man have a stubborn and re- then thou shalt make a battlement for thy bellious son, which will not obey the || roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine voice of his father, or the voice of his || house, if any man fall from thence. mother, and that, when they have chast- 9 I Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard ened him, will not hearken unto them: with divers seeds : lest the fruit of thy

19 Then shall his father and his mother seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit lay hold on him, and bring him out unto of thy vineyard, be defiled. the elders of his city, and unto the gate 10' Thou shalt not plough with an ox of his place ;

and an ass together. 20 And they shall say unto the elders 11 | Thou shalt not wear a garment of his city, This our son is stubborn and of divers sorts, as of woollen and linen torebellious, he will not obey our voice ; || gether. he is a glutton, and a drunkard.

12 9 Thou shalt make thee fringes upon 21 And all the men of his city shall || the four quarters of thy vesture, wherestone him with stones, that he die : so with thou coverest thyself. shalt thou put evil away from among you, 13 | If any man take a wife, and go in and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

unto her, and hate her, 22 f And if a man have committed a 14 And give occasion of speech against sin worthy of death, and he be to be put || her, and bring up an evil name upon her, to death, and thou hang him on a tree : and say, I took this woman, and when

23 His body shall not remain all night I came to her, I found her not a maid : upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise 15 Then shall the father of the damsel, bury him that day; (for he that is hanged and her mother, take and bring forth the is accursed of God ;) that thy land be not tokens of the damsel's virginity unto the defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth | elders of the city in the gate : thee for an inheritance.

16 And the damsel's father shall say CHAP. XXII.

unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto 1 0f humanity toward brethren. 5 Di- this man to wife, and he hateth her, vers latus. 22 Of adultery. 25 Of rape. 17 And lo, he hath given occasions of 28 Of fornication. 30 Of incesi. speech against her, saying, I found not HOU shalt not see thy brother's ox thy daughter a maid ; and yet these are

or his sheep go astray, and hide thy- the tokens of my daughter's virginity. self from them: thou shalt in any case And they shall spread the cloth before the bring them again unto thy brother. elders of the city.

2 And if thy brother be not nigh unto 18 And the elders of that city shall take thee, or if thou know him not, then thou that man and chastise him ; shalt bring it unto thine own house, and 19 And they shall amerce him in an it shall be with thee until thy brother | hundred shekels of silver, and give them seek after it, and thou shalt restore it to unto the father of the damsel, because him again.

he hath brought up an evil name upon a 3 In like manner shalt thou do with || virgin of Israel: and she shall be his wife; his ass; and so shalt thou do with his rai- || he may not put her away all his days. ment; and with all lost things of thy 20 But if this thing betrue, and the tokens brother's, which he hath lost, and thou of virginity be not found for the damsel : hast found, shalt thou do likewise : thcu 21 Then they shall bring out the dammayest pot hide thyself.

sel to the door of her father's house, and 4. f Thou shalt not see thy brother's ass the men of her city shall stone her with or his ox fall down by the way, and hide stones that she die ; because she hath thyself from them : thou shalt surely help wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore him to lift them up again.

in her father's house: so shalt thou put 5 The woman shall not wear that evil away from among you. which pertaineth unto a man, neither 22 f If a man be found lying with a shall a man put on a woman's garment: woman married to an husband, then they for all that do so are abomination unto shall both of them die, both the man that the LORD thy God.

lay with the woman, and the woman: so 6 [If a bird's nest chance to be before shalt thou put away evil from Israel. thee in the way in any tree, or on the 23 | If a damsel that is a virgin be beground, whether they be young ones, or

trothed unto an husband, and a man find eges, and the dam sitting upon the young," her in the city, and lie with her;


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