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Laws for servants. LORD will not hold him guiltless that 24 | An altar of earth thou shalt taketh his name in vain.
make unto me, and shalt sacrifice 8 Remember the sabbath day to thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy keep it holy
peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do oxen: in all places where I record all thy work:
my name I will come unto thee, and i 10 But the seventh day is the sab- I will bless thee. bath of the Lord thy God: in it thou 25 And if thou wilt make me an altar shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy of stone, thou shalt not build it of son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, hewn stone, for if thou lift up thy nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor tool upon it, thou hast polluted it. thy stranger that is within thy gates : | 26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps
ii For in six days the Lord made unto mine altar, that thy nakedness heaven and earth, the sea and all that be not discovered thereon. in them is, and rested the seventh day:
CHAP. XXI. wherefore the Lord blessed the sab
1 Laws for menservants. 5 For the servant bath day, and hallowed it.
whose car is bored. 7 For womenservants. 12 Honour thy father and thy mo 12 For manslaughter. 16 For stealers of ther; that thy days may be long upon
17 For cursers of parents. 18 For
smiters. 22 For a hurt by chance. 28 For the land which the LORD thy God
an o.x that goreth. 33 For him that is an oc giveth thee.
casion of harm. 13 Thou shalt not kill.
Now these are the judgments which 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. thou shalt set before them. 15 Thou shalt not steal.
2 If thou buy an Hebrew servant, 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness six years he shall serve: and in the against thy neighbour.
seventh he shall go out free for no17 Thou shalt not covet thy neigh- thing. bour's house, thou shalt not covet thy 3 If he came in by himself, he shall neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, go out by himself: if he were married, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor then his wife shall go out with him. his ass, nor any thing that is thy neigh 4 If his master have given him a bour's.
wife, and she bave borne him sons or 18 | And all the people saw the daughters; the wife and her children thunderings, and the lightnings,and the shall be her master's, and he shall go noise of the trumpet, and the mountain out by himself. smoking: and when the people saw 5 And if the servant shall plainly it, they removed, and stood afar off. say, I love my master, my wife, and
19 And they said unto Moses, Speak my children; I will not go out free: thou with us, and we will hear: but let 6 Then his master shall bring him not God speak with us, lest we die. unto the judges; he shall also bring
20 And Moses said unto the peo- him to the door, orunto the door post; ple, Fear not: for God is come to and his master shall bore his ear prove you, and that his fear may be through with an awl; and he shall before your faces, that ye sin not. serve him for ever.
21 And the people stood afar off, 7 And if a man sell his daughter and Moses drew near unto the thick to be a maidservant, she shall not go darkness where God was.
out as the menservants do. 22 And the Lord said unto Mo- 8 If she please not her master, who ses, Thus thou shalt say unto the child hath betrothed her to himself, then ren of Israel, Ye have seen that I have shall he let her be redeemed : to sell talked with you from heaven. her unto a strange nation he shall
23 Ye shall not make with me gods have no power, seeing he hath dealt of silver, neither shall ye make unto deceitfully with her. rods of gold.
9 And if he have betrothed her unto
Divers laws and ordinances. CHAP. XXII. Divers laws and ordinances. his son, he shall deal with her after 25 Burning for burning, wound for the manner of daughters.
wound, stripe for stripe. 10 If he take him another wife; her 26 | And if a man smite the eye of food, her raiment, and her duty of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that marriage, shall he not diminish. it perish; he shall let him go free for
11 And if he do not these three unto his eye's sake. her, then shall she go out free without 27 And if he smite out his mansermoney.
vant's tooth, or his maidservant's tooth; 12 | He that smiteth a man, so that he shall let him go free for his tooth's he die, shall be surely put to death. sake.
13 And if a man lie not in wait, but 28 | If an ox gore a man or a woGod deliver him into his hand; then man, that they die: then the ox shall I will appoint thee a place whither he be surely stoned, and his flesh shall shall flee.
not be eaten; but the owner of the 14 But if a man come presumptu ox shall be quit. ously upon his neighbour, to slay him 29 But if the ox were wont to push with guile; thou shalt take him from with his horn in time past, and it hath mine altar, that he
been testified to his owner, and he 15 And he that smiteth his father, hath not kept him in, but that he hath or his mother, shall be surely put to killed a man or a woman;
be stoned, and his owner also shall be 16 ? And he that stealeth a man,
put to death. and selleth him, or if he be found in his 30 If there be laid on him a sum of hand, he shall surely be put to death. money, then he shall give for the ran
17 And he that curseth his fa som of his life whatsoever is laid ther or his mother, shall surely be upon him. put to death.
31 Whether he have gored a son, or 18 And if men strive together, and have gored a daughter, according to one smite another with a stone, or this judgment shall it be done unto him. with his fist, and he die not, but keep 32 If the ox shall push a manservant eth his bed :
or maidservant; he shall give unto 19 If he rise again, and walk abroad their master thirty shekels of silver, upon his staff, then shall he that smote and the ox shall be stoned. him be quit : only he shall pay for the 33 And if a man shall open a pit, loss of his time, and shall cause him or if a man shall dig a pit, and not coto be thoroughly healed.
ver it, and an ox or an ass fall therein; 20 | And if a man smite his servant, 34 The owner of the pit shall make or his maid, with a rod, and he die un it good, and give money unto the der his hand; he shall be surely pu- owner of them; and the dead beast nished.
shall be his. 21 Notwithstanding, if he continue 35. And if one man's ox hurt anoa day or two, he shall not be punish- ther's, that he die, then they shall sell ed: for he is his money.
the live ox, and divide the money 22 If men strive, and hurt a wo of it, and the dead ox also they shall man with child, so that her fruit de divide. part from her, and yet no mischief 36 Or if it be known that the ox follow: he shall be surely punished, hath used to push in time past, and according as the woman's husband his owner hath not kept him in; he will lay upon him; and he shall pay shall surely pay ox for ox: and the as the judges determine.
dead shall be his own. 23 And if any mischief follow, then
CHAP. XXII. thou shalt give life for life, 24 Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand of theft. 5. Of damage. 7. Of trespasses,
14 Of borrowing. 16 Of fornication. 18 Of for hand, foot for foot,
witchcraft. 19 Of bestiality. 20 Of idolatry.
Divers laws and ordinances. EXODUS. Divers laws and ordinances. 21. Of strangers, widows, and fatherless. 25 | thereof, and he shall not make it good. Of usury. 26 Of pledges. 28 of reverence 12 And if it be stolen from him, he to magistrates. 29 of the firstfruits.
shall make restitution unto the owner IF
a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, thereof. and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore 13 If it be torn in pieces; then let five oxen for an ox, and four sheep him bring it for witness, and he shall for a sheep
not make good that which was torn. 2 ? If a thief be found breaking up, 14 | And if a man borrow aught of and be smitten that he die, there shall his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, no blood be shed for him.
the owner thereof being not with it, 3 If the sun be risen upon him there he shall surely make it good. shall be blood shed for him: for he 15 But if the owner thereof be with should make full restitution; if he it, he shall not make it good: if it be have nothing, then he shall be sold an hired thing, it came for his hire. for his theft.
16 And if a man entice a maid that 4 If the theft be certainly found in is not betrothed, and lie with her, he his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, shall surely endow her to be his wife. or sheep; he shall restore double. 17 If her father utterly refuse to give
5 1 If a man shall cause a field or her unto him, he shall pay money ac vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in cording to the dowry of virgins. his beast, and shall feed in another 18 | Thou shalt not suffer a witch man's field : of the best of his own to live. field, and of the best of his own vine 19 | Whosoever lieth with a beast yard shall he make restitution. shall surely be put to death.
6 If fire break out, and catch in 20 | He that sacrificeth unto any thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or god, save unto the LORD only, he shall the standing corn, or the field be con- be utterly destroyed. sumed therewith; he that kindled the 21 Thou shalt neither vex a stranfire shall surely make restitution. ger, nor oppress him: for ye were
7 If a man shall deliver unto his strangers in the land of Egypt. neighbour money or stuff to keep, and 22 | Ye shall not afflict any widow, it be stolen out of the man's house; if or fatherless child. the thief be found, let him pay double. 23 If thou afflict them in any wise,
8 If the thief be not found, then the and they cry at all unto me, I will suremaster of the house shall be brought ly hear their cry; unto the judges, to see whether he 24 And my wrath shall wax hot, and have put his hand unto his neigh- I will kill you with the sword; and bour's goods.
your wives shall be widows, and your 9 For all manner of trespass, whether children fatherless. it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for rai 25 If thou lend money to any of ment, or for any manner of lost thing my people that is poor by thee, thou which another challengeth to be his: shalt not be to him as an usurer, neithe cause of both parties shall come ther shalt thou lay upon him usury. before the judges; and whom the 26 If thou at all take thy neighbour's $ judges shall condemn, he shall pay raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it double unto his neighbour.
unto him by that the sun goeth down: 10 If a man deliver unto his neigh-27 For that is his covering only, it is bour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, orany his raiment for his skin: wherein shall beast to keep; and it die, or be hurt, he sleep? and it shall come to pass, or driven away, no man seeing it : when he crieth unto me, that I will
11 Then shall an oath of the LORD hear; for I am gracious. be between them both, that he hath 28 | Thou shalt not revile the gods, not put his hand unto his neighbour's nor curse the ruler of thy people. goods; and the owner of it shall accept 29 | Thou shalt not delay to offer
Dirers laws and ordinances. CHAP. XXIII.
An angel is promised. the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy with thy vineyard, and with thy oliveliquors : the firstborn of thy sons shalt yard. thou give unto me.
12 Six days thou shalt do thy work, 30 Likewise shalt thou do with thine and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: oren, and with thy sheep: seven days that thine ox and thine ass may rest, it shall be with his dam; on the eighth and the son of thy handmaid, and the day thou shalt give it me.
stranger, may be refreshed. 31 | And ye shall be holy men unto 13 And in all things that I have said me: neither shall ye eat any filesh that unto you, be circumspect : and make is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall no mention of the name of other gods, cast it to the dogs.
neither let it be heard out of thy mouth. CHAP. XXIII.
14 | Three times thou shalt keep a 1 Of slunder and false witness. 3,6 Of justice. feast unto me in the year. 4 Of charitableness. 10 of the year of rest. 15 Thou shalt keep the feast of 12 'Of the sabbath. 13 of idolatry. 14 Of the three feasts. 18 of the blood and the fat unleavened bread: (thou shalt cat of the sacrifice. 20 An Angel is promised, unleavened bread seven days, as I trith a blessing, if they obey him.
commanded thee, in the time apThou shalt not raise a false report : pointed of the month Abib; for in it put not thine hand with the wicked thou camest out from Egypt: and to be an unrighteous witness. none shall appear before me empty :)
2 Thou shalt not follow a multi 16 And the feast of harvest, the tude to do evil; neither shalt thou firstfruits of thy labours, which thou speak in a cause to decline after many hast sown in the field : and the feast to wrest judgment:
of ingathering, which is in the end of 3 Neither shalt thou countenance the year, when thou hast gathered in a poor man in his cause.
thy labours out of the field. 4 If thou meet thine enemy's ox 17 Three times in the year all thy of his ass going astray, thou shalt males shall appear before the LORD surely bring it back to him again. God.
5 If thou see the ass of him that 18 Thou shalt not offer the blood of hateth thee lying under his burden, my sacrifice with leavened bread: neiand wouldest forbear to help him, ther shall the fat of my sacrifice rethou shalt surely help with him. main until the morning.
6 Thou shalt not wrest the judg 19 The first of the firstfruits of thy ment of thy poor in his cause. land thou shalt bring into the house of
7 Keep thee far from a false matter; the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not and the innocent and righteous seethe a kid in his mother's milk. slay thou not: for I will not justify 20 | Behold, I send an Angel bethe wicked.
fore thee, to keep thee in the way, and 8 And thou shalt take no gift; for to bring thee into the place which I the gift blindeth the wise, and pervert- have prepared. eth the words of the righteous.
21 Beware of him, and obey his 9 Also thou shalt not oppress a voice, provoke him not; for he will stranger: for ye know the heart of a not pardon your transgressions : for stranger, seeing ye were strangers in my name is in him. the land of Egypt.
22 But if thou shalt indeed obey his 10 And six years thou shalt sow voice, and do all that I speak; then I thy land, and shalt gather in the fruits will be an enemy unto thine enemies, thereof:
and an adversary unto thine adver11 But the seventh year thou shalt saries. let it rest and lie still; that the poor 23 For mine Angel shall go before of thy people may eat: and what thee, and bring thee in unto the Amothey leave the beasts of the field shall rites, and the Hittites, and the Perizeat. In like manner thou shalt deal zites, and the Canaanites, the Hivites,
The Lord calleth up Moses. EXODUS. The glory of God appeareth. and the Jebusites; and I will cut | ders of Israel; and worship ye afar off. them off.
2 And Moses alone shall come near 24 Thou shalt not bow down to the Lord: but they shall not come their gods, nor serve them, nor do nigh; neither shall the people go up after their works : but thou shalt ut- with him. terly overthrow them, and quite break 3 | And Moses came and told the down their images.
people all the words of the Lord, and 25 nd
ye shall serve the LORD all the judgments: and all the people your God, and he shall bless thy bread, answered with one voice, and said, and thy water; and I will take sick - All the words which the LORD hath ness away from the midst of thee. said will we do.
26 ( There shall nothing cast their 4 And Moses wrote all the words of young, nor be barren, in thy land: the the Lord, and rose up early in the number of thy days I will fulfil. morning, and builded an altar under
27 I will send my fear before thee, the hill, and twelve pillars, according and will destroy all the people to to the twelve tribes of Israel. whom thou shalt come, and I will 5 And he sent young men of the make all thine enemies turn their children of Israel, which offered burnt backs unto thee.
offerings, and sacrificed peace offer29 And I will send hornets before ings of oxen unto the LORD. thee, which shall drive out the Hivite
, 6 And
Moses took half of the blood, the Canaanite, and the Hittite from and put it in basins ; and half of the before thee.
blood he sprinkled on the altar. 29 I will not drive them out from 7 And he took the book of the covebefore thee in one year; lest the land nant, and read in the audience of the become desolate, and the beast of the people: and they said, All that the field multiply against thee.
Lord hath said will we do, and be 30 By little and little I will drive obedient. them out from before thee, until thou 8 And Moses took the blood, and be increased, and inherit the land. sprinkled it on the people, and said,
31 And I will set thy bounds from Behold the blood of the covenant, the Red sea even unto the sea of the which the Lord hath made with you Philistines, and from the desert unto concerning all these words. the river: for I will deliver the inhabit 9 Then went up Moses, and ants of the land into your hand ; and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventhou shalt drive them out before ty of the elders of Israel : thee.
10 And they saw the God of Israel: 32 Thou shalt make no covenant and there was under his feet as it were with them, nor with their gods. a paved work of a sapphire stone, and
33 They shall not dwell in thy land, as it were the body of heaven in his lest they make thee sin against me: clearness. for if thou serve their gods, it will 11 And upon the nobles of the childsurely be a snare unto thee.
ren of Israel he laid not his hand: also
they saw God, and did eat and drink. CHAP. XXIV. | Moses is called up into the mountain. 3 The
12 | And the LORD said unto Mopeople promise obedience. 4 Moses buildeth an ses, Come up to me into the mount, blood of the covenant. 9 The glory of God tables of stone, and a law, and comaltar, and twelve pillars. 6. He sprinkleth the and be there: and I will give thee appeareth. 14 Aaron and Hur have the charge of the people. 15 Moses goeth into the moun mandments which I have written; that lain, where he continueth forty days and forty thou mayest teach them. nights.
13 And Moses rose up, and his And he said unto Moses, Come up minister Joshua: and Moses went up unto the LORD, thou, and Aaron, Na- into the mount of God. dah, and Abihu, and seventy of the el 14 And he said unto the elders, Tarry