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Divers laws with an ox and an ass together. J1 *s Thoun shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woolien and linen together. 12 of Thou shalt make thee fringes o upon the four 2 quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest thyself. *Is If any man take a wife, and gop in unto her, and hate her, 14 And give occasions q of speech against her, and bring up ari évil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a maid. 15. Then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the takens of' the damsel's virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate :, . 16 And the damsel's father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hateth her, 17 And lo, he hath Fo occasions of speech against her, of: I found not thy daughter a maid; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter's virginity. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the o . ." * 18 And the elders of that city shall take that man, and chastise

m ; 19 And they shall amerce him in an hundred shekels of silver, and #. them unto the father of the amsel, because he hath brought up an evil name o a virgin of Israel : and she shall be his wife; he r may not put her away all his

aVS. } But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the damsel: 21. Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die ; because she hath wrought follys in Israel, to t play the whore in her father's house : so u shalt thou put evil away from

all 10 #.” e 22 o v a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman; so shalt thou#" away evil from israel. 23 of If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed w unto an husband ind a man find her in the city, and lie with her; e shall bring them both e gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the


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and Ordinances city; and the man, because he hath humbled a his neighbour's wife : so y thou shalt put away evil from among you. 25 "I But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man 3 force her, and lie with her; then the man only that lay with her shall die : 26 But unto the damsel thou shalt do nothing ; there is in the damsel no sin worthy of death: for as when a man riseth against his neighbour, and slayeth him, even so is this matter : 27 For he found her in the field, and the betrothed damsel cried, and there was none to save her. 28 °s if z a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold on her, and iie with her, and they be found ; 29 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel’s father so shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife : because he bath humbled her, he may not put her away all his days. "I, A a man shall, not take his father's wife, nor discover b his father's skirt. CHAPTER XXIII. 9 Uncleanness to be avoided in the host. 19 Of usury. 21 Of vows. 24 Oftrespasses. Ea that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD. 2 A bastard b shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD ; even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD. 3 An Ammonite c or Moabited shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD ; even to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD for ever: 4. Because e they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when ye came forth out of Egypt; and because they hired against thee Balaam f the son of Beor, of Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse thee. 5 Nevertheless the LORD thy God would not hearken unto Balaam : but the LORD thy God turned g the curse into a blessing unto thee, house the LORD thy God loved €62. 6 Thou h shalt, not seek their peace nor their 1 prosperity all thy days for ever. Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite, for he is thy brother: 1 thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian;


Uncleanness to be avoided. DEUTERONOMY, XXIV.

because thouk wast a stranger in his land. 8 'The children that are begotten of them shall enter l into the congregation of the LORD in their third generation. 9 *|| When the host goeth forth against thine enemies, then keep m thee from every wicked thing. 10 *s. If n there be among you any man that is not clean by reason of uncleanness that chanceth him by night, then shall he go abroad out of the camp, he shall not come within the camp : 11 But it shall be, when evening 2 cometh on, he shall wash o himself with water: and when the Sun is down, he shall come into the Camp again. 12 * Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither thou shalt go forth abroad : 13 And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from thee: 14 For the LORD thy God walketh p in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thime enemies before thee; therefore shall thy o he holy: that he See no 4 unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee, 15 of Thou shalt not deliver unto his master q the servant which is oped from his master unto thee : 16 He shall dwell with thee, even among you in that place which he shall choose in one of thy gates where it 5 liketh him best : thour shalt not oppress him. 17 T There shall be no 6 whores of the daughters of Israel, nor a Sodomite t of the sons of Israel. 18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God. 19 || Thou u shalt mot lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of anything that is lent upon usury: 20 Unto a stranger v thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury : that w the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou Settest thine hand to in the land Whither thou goest to possess it. 21 TWhen thou shalt vow a a

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23.9. Lev. 19.34. ! Ro.3.29.30. Ep.3.13. m Jos.6.18. n Lev. 15. f6. 2 turneth toward. o I.ev. 15.5. 3 sittest down. p Lev.26.12. 2Cor. 6. 16. 4 nakedness of any thing.

q. 1Sa. 30.15. 5 is good for him.

r Ex. 22.21.

6 or, sodomitess, Rom. 1.26.

s Lev. 19.29.

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Of divorce.

#. of thee ; and it would be sin in thee. 22 But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee.

23 That, which is gone out of thy lips thou shall keep and perform; even a freewill offering, according as thou hast vowed unto the LORD thy God, which thou hast promised with thy mouth.

24 # When thou comest into thy neighbour's vineyard, then thou mayest eat grapes thy fill at thine own pleasure ; but thou shalt not put any in thy vessel. When thou comest into the

standing corn of thy neighbour, then thou mayest pluck z the ears with thine hand; but thou shalt not move a sickle unto thy neighbour's standing corn. HAPTER XXIV.

1 Of divorce. 6, 10 Of pledges. 7 Of man-stealers. 14. The hire is to be given. justice.

19 Of charity. HEN a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some 1 uncleanness in her:

is then let him, write, her a bill of

2 divorcement, a and give it in her hand, and send her out of his bouse. 2 And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and another man's wife. 3 And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorce

5. ment, and giveth it in her hand,

and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wife; 4 Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again b to be his wife, after that she is defiled ; for that is abomination before the LORD : and thou shalt, not cause the land c to sin, which the LQRD, thy God giveth thee for an inheritance. 5 *| When d a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, 3 neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheere up his wife which he hath taken. 6 * No man shall take the mether or the j millstone to ; for he taketh a man's life to pledge. 7 *| Iff a man be found ste any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and maketh merchandise of him, or selleth him; then that thief shall die; and thou shalt put g evil away from among you.

8 # Take heed in the plague of JDivers laws, &c. leprosy, h that thou observe 'diligently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you : as I commanded them, so ye shall observe to do. 9 Remember what the LORD thy God did unto Miriam i by the way, after that ye were come forth out

of Egypt.

10 *When thou dost 4 lend thy brother anything, thou shalt not go into his house to fetch his

Poło, 11 Thou shalt stand abroad, and the man to whom thou dost lend shall bring out the pledge abroad unto thee. 12 And if the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his Pli: : 13 Ink any case thou shalt deliver him the pledge again when the sun goeth down, that he may sleep in his own raiment and bless l thee; and it shall be m righteousness unto thee before the LORD, thy God. 14 of Thou shalt mot oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates : 15 At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and 5 setteth his heart upon it : lest he 7. inst thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee. 16 The fathers o shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin. 17 * Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; p nor take the widow's raiment to pledge : 18 But q thou shalt remember that thqu wast a bondman in Egypt, and the LoRD thy God redeemed thee thence: therefore I command thee to do this thing. 19 || When r thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it : it shall be for the stranger, for the , fatherless, and for the widow : that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hands. 20 When thou beatest thine olivetree, thou shalt, not 6 go over the boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow. 21 When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt ilot glean it 7 afterward : it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.


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Of unjust weights. 22 Ands thou shalt remember tha', thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt; therefore I command thee to do this thing. CHAPTER XXV. Stripes must not exceed forty. 4 The or not to be muzzled. 13 Of unjust weights. I. there be a controversy a between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall, justify b the oteous, and condemn the wicked. 2 And it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy to be beaten, c that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten before his face, according to his fault, by a certain number. 3 Forty stripes he may give him and not exceed : lest, if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile d unto thee. 4 *s Thou e shalt not muzzle the ox when he i treadeth out the corn. 5 *|| If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto astranger: her 2 husband's f brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband's brother unto her. 6 And it shall be, that the firstborn which she beareth shall succeed g in the name of his brother which is dead, h that his name be not put out offsrael. 7 And if the man like not to take his 3 brother's wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, My husband's brother refuseth to raise u unto his brother a name in Israel, he will not perform the duty of my husband's brother. 8.Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him : and if he stand to it, and say, I like not to take her, 9 Then shall his brothér's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that mail that will not build up his brother's house. 10 And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe loosed. 11 Ts. When men strive together one with the another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and so forth her hand, and taketh by the secrets:

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17"| Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth Out o Egypt;

18 How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared m not God.

19 Therefore it shall be, when n the LORD thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot oout the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it.


The covenant between God and the


ND it shall be, when thou art

come in unto the land which the LoRD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and possessest it, and dwellest therein ; 2 That a thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, which thou shalt bring of thy land that the LORD thy God giveth thee and shalt put it in a basket, and shalt go unto the place which the LoRD thy God shall choose to place his name there. 3 And thou shalt go unto the priest that shall be in those days, and say unto him, I profess this day unto the LORD thy God, that I am come unto the country which the LORD sware unto our fathers for to give


4 And the priest shall take the basket out of thine hand, and set it down before the altar of the LORD thy God

5 And thou shalt look and sa before the LoRD thy God, A Syrian ready to perish c was my father; and d he went down into gypt, and sojourned there with a few, e and became there a nation, §reat, mighty, and populous:


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God’s Covenant.

6 And the Egyptians f evil-entreated us, and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard bondage : 7 And when we cried unto the LORD God of our fathers, the LORD heard g.our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression : 8 And the LoRD brought us forth h out of Egypt with a mighty hand and with an out-stretched arm, an with great terribleness, and with signs, and i with wonders; 9. And he hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, even a land that floweth k with milk and honey. 10 And now, behold, I have brought the firstsruits of the land, which thou, O LORD, hast given me. And thou shalt set it before the IORD thy God, and worship ! before the LORD thy God: 11 And thou shalt rejoice m in every good thing which the LORD thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thine house, thou and the Levite, n and the stranger that is

# Ision §. 12 # When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes o' of thine increase the third year, which is the year p of on; and hath given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled :

13 Then thou shalt say before the LORD thy God, I have brought away the hallowed things out of mine

'house, and also have given them

unto the Levite, and unto the stranger, to the fatheries, and to the widow, according to all thy commandments which thou hast commanded me: I have not transgressed q thy commandments, meither have I forgotten r them : 14 I have not eaten thereof in my mourning, so neither have I taken away aught thereof for any unclean tise, nor given aught thereof for the dead: but, I have hearkened to the voice of the LORD my God, and have done according to all that thou hast commanded me. 5 Look t down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, it and bless v thy people Israel, and the land which thou hast given us, as thou swarest w unto our fathers, a land that floweth with milk and honey. ... . 16. "I This a day the LoRD thy God hath commanded thee to do these statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore, keep and do them with all. thine heart, and with all thy soul. - Law on stone.

17 Thou hast avouched y the LORD this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, z, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice : 18 And the LORD a hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar b people, as he hath promised thee and that thou shouldest keep c ail his commandments; 19 And to make thee high d above all nations which he hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honour; and that thou mayest be an holy e o le, unto the LORD thy God, as he hath § CHAPTER XXVII.

The curses pronounced on mount

al. ND Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this

ay. r 2 And it shall be on the day a when e shall pass over Jordan unto the and which the LORD thy God giveth thee, that thou shalt set thee up great stones, and plaster them with plaster: 3 And b thou shalt write upon them all the words of this law when thou art passed over, that thou mayest go in unto the land which the LöItD, thy God giveth thee, a land that floweth with milk and honey; as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee. 4 Therefore it shall be, when ye be gone over Jordan, that ye shall set up these stones, which I command you this day, in mount Ebal,c and thou shalt plaster them with plaster. 5 And there shalt thou build an altar unto the LORD thy God, an altar of stones: thou shalt not lift up any iron tool upon them. o Thou shalt build the altar of the LoRD thy God of whole stones: and thou shalt offer burnt offerings thereon unto the LORD thy God. 7 And thou shalt offer peace offerings, and shalt eat there, and rejoice d before the I.ORD thy God : 8 And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law, plainly.

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Devites, spake unto all Israel, saying, Take heed, and hearken, O Israel; This e day thou art become the people of the LORD thy God. 10 Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the LORD thy God, and do his commandments and his sta. * which I command thee this By.

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DEUTERONOMY, XXVII, XXVIII. Curses pronounced.

11 || And Moses charged the people the same day, saying, 12 These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to bless the people, when ye are come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin : 13 And these shall stand upon mount Ebal 1 to curse; Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zubulum, Dan, and Naphtali. 14"|| And the Levites fshall speak and say unto all the men of Israe with a loud voice: 15 Cursed be the man that makethg any graven or molten image, an abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the c man, and putteth it in a secret h place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen. 16 Cursed be he that i setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen. 17 Cursed be he that removeth k his meighbour's landmark. all the people shall say, Amen. 18 Cursed be he that maketh the l blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, Amen. 9 Cursed be he that perverteth m the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow: and the people shall say, Amen. 20 Cursed be he n that lieth with his father's wife ; because he uncovereth his father's skirt : and all the people shall say, Amen. . 21 Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast : o and all the people shall say, Amen. 22 Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, p the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother: and all the people shall say, Amen. 23 Cursed be he that lieth with his mother-in-law : q and all the people shall say, Amen. Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbour secretly : r and all the people shall say, Amen. 25 Cursed be he that taketh reward to slays an innocent person : and all the people shall say, Amen. 26 Cursed to be he that confirmneth not all the words of this law to do it them.; and all w the people shall say, Amen. CHAPTER XXVIII. 1 The blessings for obedience, 15 The curses for disobedience. Aoi. it shall come to ğ. if a thou shalt hearken diligently wnto the voice of the LoRD, thy God, to observe and to do all his Commandments which 1 command thee this day, that the LoRD, thy God will set thee on high b above all the nations of the earth :

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