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178 Punishment of a rafie.

DEUTERONOMY. Uncleanness to be avoided. 24. Then ye shall bring them both out 9 9 When the host goeth forth against unto the gate of that city, and ye shall || thine enemies, then keep thee from every stone them with stones that they die ; the || wicked thing. damsel, because she cried not, being in the 10 | If there be among you any man city; and the man, because he hath hum- that is not clean by reason of uncleanbled his neighbour's wife: so thou shalt ness that chanceth him by night, then put away evil from among you.

shall he go abroad out of the camp, he 25 | But if a man find a betrothed shall not come within the camp: damsel in the field, and the man force 11 But it shall be, when evening comher, and lie with her; then the man only leth on, he shall wash himself with water: that lay with her shall die :

and when the sun is down, he shall come 26 But unto the damsel thou shalt do into the camp again. nothing ; there is in the damsel no sin 12 s Thou shalt have a place also withquorthy of death : for as when a man out the camp, whither thou shalt

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fortlı riseth against his neighbour, and slayeth abroad: him, even so is this matter:

13 And thou shalt have a paddle upon 27 For he found her in the field, and thy weapon : and it shall be when thou the betrothed damsel cried, and there was wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig none to save her.

therewith, and shalt turn back, and cover 28 ff If a man find a damsel that is a that which cometh from thee: virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay 14 For the LORD thy God walketh in hold on her, and lie with her, and they the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, be firind;

and to give up thine enemies before thee; 29 Then the man that lay with lzer | therefore shall thy camp be holy : that he shall give unto the damsel's father fifty see no unclean thing in thee, and turn shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; \| away from thee. because he hath humbled her, lie may 15 | Thou shalt not deliver unto his not put her away all his days.

master the servant which is escaped from 30 q A man shall not take his father's his master unto thee: wife, nor discover his father's skirt.

16 He shall dwell with thee, even aCHAP. XXIII.

mong you in that place which he shall 1 Who may or may not enter into the con- choose in one of thy gates where it liketh

gregation. 9 Uncleanness to be avoided him best: thou shalt not oppress him. in the host. 21 Of vows. 24 Of trespasses. 17 | There shall be no whore of the Ethat is wounded in the stones, or hath daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the

sons of Israel. enter into the congregation of the LORD. 18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a

2 A bastard shall not enter into the whore, or the price of a dog into the congregation of the LORD; even to his house of the LORD thy God for any vow : tenth generation shall he not enter into for even both these are abomination unto the congregation of the Lord.

the LORD thy Gol. 3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not 19 q Thou shalt not lend upon usury to enter into the congregation of the LORD ; thy brother ; usury of money, usury of even to their tenth generation shall they victuals, usury of any thing that is lent not enter into the congregation of the upon usury : LORD for ever:

20 Unto a stranger thou mayest lend 4 Because they met you not with | upon usury ; but unto thy brother thoa bread and with water in the way, when shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD ye came forth out of Egypt; and be- thy God may bless thee in all that thon cause they hired against thee Balaam the settest thine hand to in the land whither son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia, thou goest to possess it. to curse thee.

21 ? When thou shalt vow a vow un5 Nevertheless, the LORD thy God to the Lord thy God, thou shalt not would not hearken unto Balaam': but slack to pay it: for the LORD thy God the LORD thy God turned the curse into | will surely require it of thee; and it would a blessing unto thee, because the LORD be sin in thee. thy God loved thce.

22 But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it 6 Thou shalt not seek their peace, nor shall be no sin in thee. their prosperity all thy days for ever. 23 That which is gone out of thy lips

7 Thou shalt not abhor an Edumite, thou shalt keep and perform; even a freefor he is thy brother: thou shalt not ab- will-offering, according as thou hast vowhor an Egyptian, because thou wast a ed unto the LORD thy God, which thon stranger in his land.

hast promised with thy mouth. 8 The children that are begotten of 24 | When thou comest into thy neighthem shall enter into the congregation of bour's vineyard, then thou mayest eat the Lord in their third generation. grapes thy fill, at thine own pleasure ;

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Divers laws and ordinances. CHAP. XXIV. XXV. Stripes not to erceed forty. 179 but thou shalt not put any in thy vessel. 14 | Thou shalt not oppress an hired

25 When thou comest into the stand- servant that is poor and needy, whether ing-corn of thy neighbour, then thou may- he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers est pluck the ears with thine hand: but that are in thy land within thy gates : thou shalt not move a sickle unto thy 15 At his day thou shalt give him his neighbour's standing-corn.

hire, neither shall the sun go down upon CHAP. XXIV.

it, for he is poor, and setteth his heart 1 Of divorce. 6, 10 Of pledges. 7 Of man- upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the

stealers. 8 Of leprosy. 14 The hire is to LORD, and it be sin unto thee. be given. 16 Of justice. 19 Of charity: 16 The fathers shall not be put to death

married her, and it come to pass be put to death for the fathers : every that she find no favour in his eyes, be- man shall be put to death for his own sin. cause he hath found some uncleanness in 17 1 Thou shalt not pervert the judgher : then let him write her a bill of di- ment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless, vorcement, and give it in her hand, and nor take a widow's raiment to pledge : send her out of his house.

18 ‘But thou shalt remember that thou 2 And when she is departed out of his wast a bond-man in Egypt, and the LORD tarse, she may go and be another man's thy God redeemed thee thence: there

fore I command thee to do this thing. 3 And if the latter husband hate her, 19 ! When thou cuttest down thine and write her a bill of divorcement, and harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a greth it in her hand, and sendeth her sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again ont of his house; or if the latter husband to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for die, which took her to be his wife ; the fatherless, and for the widow : that

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

21 When thou gatherest the grapes of 59 When a man hath taken a new wife, thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it afhe shall not go out to war, neither shall terward: it shall be for the stranger, for he be charged with any business : but he the fatherless, and for the widow. shall be free at home one year, and shall 22 And thou shalt remember that thou, cheer up his wife which he hath taken. wast a bond-man in the land of Egypt:

6 No man shall take the nether or therefore I command thee to do this thing. the upper millstone to pledge: for he

CHAP. XXV. taketh a man's life to pledge.

1 Stripes must not exceed forty. 4 The 7 If a man be found stealing any of ox is not to be muzzled. 5 Of raising his brethren of the children of Israel, and seed unto a brother. 11 of the immaketh merchandize of him, or selleth modest woman. 13 Of unjust weights. him ; then that thief shall die; and thou 17 The memory of Amalek is to be blotshalt put evil away from among you.

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F there be that thou observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites the judges may judge them ; then they shall teach you : as I commanded them, shall justify the righteous, and condemn 39 ye shall observe to do.

the wicked. 9 Remember what the LORD thy God 2 And it shall be, if the wicked man be did unto Miriam by the way, after that worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall fe were come forth out of Egypt.

cause him to lie down, and to be beaten 10 F When thou dost lend thy brother before his face, according to his fault, by any thing, thou shalt not go into his house a certain number: to fetch his pledge:

3 Forty stripes he may give him, and not 11 Thou shalt stand abroad, and the exceed : lest if he should exceed, and beat man to whom thou dost lend shall bring him above these with many stripes, then out the pledge abroad unto thee : thy brother should seem vile unto thee.

12 And if the man be poor, thou shalt 4 | Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when not sleep with his pledge :

he treadeth out the corn. 13 In any case thou shalt deliver him 5 5 If brethren dwell together, and one the pledge again when the sun goeth down, of them die and have no child, the wife that he may sleep in his own raiment, and of the dead shall not marry without unto bless thee, and it shall be righteousness a stranger : her husband's brother shall into thee before the LORD thy God, go in unto her, and take her to him to

180 Of weights and measures. DEUTERONOMY. Offering the first-fruits. wife, and perform the duty of an hus- 2 That thou shalt take of the first of band's brother unto her.

all the fruit of the earth, which thou shalt 6 And it shall be, that the first-born bring of thy land that the LORD thy God which she beareth, shall succeed in the giveth thee, and shalt put it in a basket, name of his brother which is dead, that and shalt go unto the place which the his name be not put out of Israel. LORD thy God shall choose to place his

7 And if the man like not to take his name there. brother's wife, then let his brother's wife 3 And thou shalt go unto the priest go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, that shall be in those days, and say unto My husband's brother refuseth to raise him, I profess this day unto the LORD up unto his brother a name in Israel, he thy God, that I am come into the counwill not perform the duty of my husband's try which the LORD sware unto our fabrother.

thers for to give us. 8 Then the elders of his city shall call 4 And the priest shall take the basket him, and speak unto him: and if he stand out of thine hand, and set it down before to it, and say, I like not to take her, the altar of the LORD thy God.

9 Then shall his brother's wife come 5 And thou shalt speak and say before unto him in the presence of the elders, the LORD thy God, A Syrian ready to and loose his shoe from off his foot, and perish was my father, and he went down spit in his face, and shall answer and say, into Egypt, and sojourned there with a So shall it be done unto that man that few, and became there a nation, great, will not build up his brother's house. mighty, and populous :

10 And his name shall be called in Israel, 6 And the Egyptians evil-entreated us, The house of him that hath his shoe loosed and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard

11 f When men strive together one bondage : with another, and the wife of the one 7 And when we cried unto the LORD draweth near for to deliver her husband | God of our fathers, the LORD heard our out of the hand of him that smiteth him, voice, and looked on our affliction, and and putteth forth her hand, and taketh our labour, and our oppression : him by the secrets :

8 And the Lord brought us forth out 12 Then thou shalt cut off her hand, of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with thine eye shall not pity her.

an outstretched arm, and with great 13 s Thou shalt not have in thy bag terribleness, and with signs, and with divers weights, a great and a small: wonders ;

14 Thou shalt not have in thine house 9 And he hath brought us into this divers measures, a great and a small : place, and hath given us this land, even a

15 But thou shalt have a perfect and land that floweth with milk and honey. just weight, a perfect and just measure 10 And now, behold, I have brought shalt thou have; that thy days may be the first-fruits of the land, which thou, o lengthened in the land which the LORD LORD, hast given me: and thou shalt set thy God giveth thee.

it before the Lord thy God, and worship 16 For all that do such things, and all before the Lord thy God : that do unrighteously, are an abomination 11 And thou shalt rejoice in every good unto the LORD thy God.

thing which the LORD thy God hath 17 s Remember what Amalek did unto given unto thee, and unto thine house, thee by the way, when ye were come forth || thou, and the Levite, and the stranger out of Egypt;

that is among you. 13 How he met thee by the way, and 12 | When thou hast made an end of smote the hindmost of thee, even all that || tithing all the tithes of thine increase the were feeble behind thee, when thou wast third year, which is the year of tithing, faint and weary; and he feared not God. and hast given it unto the Levite, the

19 Therefore it shall be, when the Lord stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, thy God hath given thee rest from all thine that they may eat within thy gates, and enemies round about, in the land which | be filled : the Lord thy God giveth thee for an in- 13 Then tliou shalt say before the heritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot Lord thy God, I have brought away the out the remembrance of Amalek from hallowed things out of mine house, and under heaven ; thou shalt not forget it. also have given them unto the Levite, CHAP. XXVI.

and unto the stranger, to the fatherless, 1 The confession of him that offereth the and to the widow, according to all thy

basket of first-fruits. 16 The covenant commandments which thou hast combetween God and the people.

manded me: I have not transgressed thy AND it shalh be, muhenitchouart come commandments, neither have I forgotten thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, 14 I have not eaten thereof in my and possessest it, and dwellest therein ; mourning, neither have I taken away

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The law to be written on stones. CHAP. XXVII. Curses from mount Ebal. 181 aught thereof for any unclean use, nor 8 And thou shalt write upon the stones given aught thereof for the dead : but I all the words of this law, very plainly. have hearkened to the voice of the LORD 9 | And Moses and the priests the Lemy God, and have done according to all vites spake unto all Israel, saying, Take that thou hast commanded me.

heed and hearken, ( Israel, this day 15 Look down from thy holy habita- thou art become the people of the LORD tion, from heaven, and bless thy people thy God. Israel, and the land which thou hast 10 Thou shalt therefore obey the voice given us, as thou swarest unto our fa- of the LORD thy God, and do his comthers, a land that floweth with milk and mandments and his statutes which I comhoney.

mand thee this day. 16 © This day the LORD thy God hath 11 | And Moses charged the people commanded thee to do these statutes and the same day, saying, judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and 12 These shall stand upon mount Gedo them with all thine heart, and with rizim to bless the people, when ye are all the soul.

come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, 17 Thou hast avouched the Lord this and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and day to be thy God, and to walk in his | Benjamin : ways, and to keep his statutes, and his

13 And these shall stand upon mount commandments, and his judgments, and Ebal to curse; Reuben, Gad, and Asher, to hearken umto his voice :

and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali

. 18 And the LORD hath avouched thee 14 | And the Levites shall speak, and this day to be his peculiar people, as he say unto all the men of Israel with a hath promised thee, and that thou should- loud voice, est keep all his commandments;

15 Cursed be the man that maketh any 19 And to make thee high above all || graven or molten image, an abomination nations which he hath made, in praise, unto the LORD, the work of the hands of and in name, and in honour; and that the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret thai mavest be an holy people unto the place : and all the people shall answer Lord thy God, as he hath spoken. and say, Amen. CHAP. XXVII.

16 Cursed be he that setteth light by 1 The people are to write the law ipon his father or his mother : and all the

slones, 5 and to build an altar of whole people shall say, Amen.
stones. 14 The curses from Ebal.

17 Cursed be he that removeth his A D Moses with the elders of Israel neighbours

suland-mark : and all the peoall 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 he 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 fathe words of this law, when thou art

ther's wife ; because he uncovereth his passed over, that thou mayesi go in unto father's skirt : and all the people shall the land which the LORD thy Gol giveth say, Amen. thee, a land that floweth with milk and 21 Cursed be he that lieth with any honey; as the LORD God of thy fathers manner of beast : and all the people shall bath promised thee.

say, Amen. 4 Therefore it shall be when ye be 22 Cursed be he that lieth with his sisgune over Jordan, that ye shall set up ter, the daughter of his father, or the these stones, which I command you this daug?iter of his mother: and all the peoday, in mount Ebal, and thou shalt plas- ple shall say, Amen. ter them with plaster.

23 Cursed be he that lieth with his 5 And there shalt thou build an al- mother-in-law: and all the people shall tar unto the LORD thy God, an altar of say, Amen. stones: thou shalt not lift up any iron tool 24 Cursed be he that smiteth his neighupon them.

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

people 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 LORD thy God.

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182 Blessings for obedience. DEUTERONOMY. Curses for disobedience. CHAP. XXVIII.

wilt not hearken unto the voice of the 1 The blessings for obedience. 15 The LORD thy God, to observe to do all his curses for disobedience.

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command thee this day ; that all these hearken diligently unto the voice of curses shall come upon thee, and overtake the LORD thy God, to observe and to do thee: all his commandments which I command 16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and thee this day; that the LORD thy God cursed shalt thou be in the field. will set thee on high above all nations of 17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy the earth :

store. 2 And all these blessings shall come 18 Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt and the fruit of thy land, the incrcase of hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. God.

19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou 3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when blessed shalt thou be in the field.

thou goest out. 4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, 20 The Lord shall send upon thec and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until the focks of thy sheep.

thou be destroyed, and until thou perish 5 Blessed shall bethy basket and thy store. quickly ; because of the wickedness of thy

6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou com- || doings whereby thou hast forsaken me. est in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou 21 The Lord shall make the pestilence goest out.

cleave unto thee, until he have consumed 7 The LORD shall cause thine enemies | thee from off the land, whither thou goest that rise up against thee to be smitten be- to possess it. fore thy face: they shall come out against 22 The LORD shall smite thee with a thee one way, and fiec before thee seven consumption, and with a fever, and with ways.

an inflammation, and with an extreme 8 The LORD shall command the bless- | burning, and with the sword, and with ing upon thee in thy store-houses, and in blasting, and with mildew: and they shall all that thou settest thine hand unto; and pursue thee until thou perish. he shall bless thee in the land which the 23 And thy heaven that is over thy Lord thy God giveth thee.

head shall be brass, and the earth that is 9 The LORD shall establish thee an holy under thee shall be iron. people unto himself, as he hath sworn

y under the tomb Shalol make the rain of unto thee, if thou shalt keep the com- thy land powder and dust: from heaven mandments of the LORD thy God, and shall it come down upon thee, until thou walk in his ways.

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

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

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

madness, and blindness, and astonishment 13 And the LORD shall make thee the l of heart : head, and not the tail ; and thou shalt 29 And thou shalt grope at noon-day, be above only, and thou shalt not be be- as the blind gropeth in darkness, and neath ; if that thou hearken unto the thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and commandments of the LORD thy God, thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled which I command thee this day, to ob- evermore, and no man shall save thee. serve and to do thein :

30 Thou shalt betidth a wife, and anoth14 And thou shalt not go aside from er man shall lie with her : thou shalt any of the words which I command thee | build an house, and thou shalt not dwell this day, to the right hand or to the left, || therein : thou shalt plant a vineyard, and to go after other gols to serve them. shalt not gather the grapes thereof.

15 q But it shall come to pass, if thou 31 Thine ox shall be slain bcfore thine

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