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Amalek is ctercome. raid to him, and fought with Amalek: and Moses, Aaron, and Hur, went up to the top of the hill, 11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel Drevailed; and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12. But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon : and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side : and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun. 13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. 14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Write this for a memorial in a book, and rehearse it in the ears of Joshua : for I will utterly put out the remembrance of Amalekh from under heaven. 15 And Moses built an altar, and called the name of it 4.JEHOVAH
IlıSSI : 16 For he said, 5 Because 6 the LORD hath sworn that the I.ORD will have war with Amalek from generation to generation. CHAPTER XVIII. 1 Jethro bringeth to Moses his wife and two sons. Moses entertaineth
him. Who Jethro, the priest of Midian, Moses' father-inlaw, heard of all that God had done for Moses, and for Israel his i.; and that the LORD had rought, Israel out of Egypt; 2 Then Jethro, Moses' father-inlaw, took Zipporah, Moses’ wife, after he had sent her back. 3 And her two sons; of which the name of the one was 1 Gershom; for he said, I have been an alien in a strange land : 4.And the name of the other was 2 Eliezer; for the God of my father, said he, was mime help, and delivered me from the sword of Pharaoh: 5 And Jethro, Moses' father-inlaw, came with his sons and his wife unto Moses into the wilderness, where he encamped at the b mount of God : 6 And he said unto Moses, I thy father-in-law Jethroam come unto thee, and thy wife, and her two Sons with her. 7 's And Moses went out to meet his father-in-law, and did obeisance, c and kissed him : and they asked each other of their 3 welfare; and they came into the tent, 8 And Moses told his father-inlaw all that the LORD had done
Moses entertain oth Jethro. unto Pharaoh and to the Egyptians for Israel's sake, and all the travail that had 4 come upon them by the way, and how the LORD d delivered them. 9 And Jethro rejoicede for all the goodness which the LORD had done to Israel, whom he had delivered out of the hand of the Egyptians. 10 And Jethro said f É. be the LORD, who hath delivered you out of the hand of the * and out of the hand of Pharaoh: who hath delivered the people from under the hand of the Egyptians. 11 Nov I know that the LORD vs greater than all g gods: for in the thing wherein they dealt proudly h he was above them. 12 And Jethro, Moses' father-inlaw, took a burnt offering and sacrifices for God: and Aaron came, and all the elders of Israel, to eat bread with Moses' father-in-law i before God. 13 *s And it came to pass on the morrow, that Moses sat to judge the people : and the people stood by Moses from the morning unto the evening. 14 And when Moses' father-in-law saw all that he did to the people, he said, What is this thing that thou doest to the people why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the people stand by thee from morning unto even 7 15 And Moses said unto his father-in-law, Because the people come unto k me to inquire of God: 16 When they have a matter, they come unto me: and I judge between 5 one and another; and I do make them know the statutes of God, and his laws. 17 And Moses' father-in-law said unto him, The thing that thou doest is not good. 18, 6 Thou wilt surely wear away, both thou, and this people that is with thee : for this thing is too heavy l for thee; thou art not able to perform it thyself alone. 19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will give thee counsel, and God shall be with thee: be thou for the people m to God-ward, that o mayest bring the causes unto G g
0.01 . 20 And thou shalt teach them n ordinances and laws, and shalt
*lshew them the way wherein they
must walk, and the work that they must do. * 21 Moreover, thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as o fear God, men of truth,
|hating covetousness: and place Jethro's counsel to Moses. Divers laws shall go out by himself: if he were married, then his wife shall go out with him. 4. If his master have given him a wife, and she have born him sons or daughters; the wife and her children shall be her master's, and ne shall go out by himself, , , 5 And if the servant 2 shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out
such over them to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens: 22 And let them judge the people at all seasons: and it shall be, that every great matter they shall bring unto thee, but every small matter they shall judge ; so, shall it be easier for thyself, and they shall bear the burden p with thee. 23. If thou shalt do this thing, and God command q thee so, then thou shalt be able to endure, and all this people shall also go to r their place in peace. 24 So Moses hearkened to the voice of his father-in-law, and did all that he had said. And Moses chose able men out of all Israel, and made them heads over the people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens. 26 And they judged the people at all seasons: the hard causes they o unto Moses, but every small matter they judged themselves. 27 of And Moses let his father-inlaw depart; and she went his way into his own land. CHAPTER XIX. 1 The people come to Sinai. 3 God's message to them out of the mount. 8 Their answer. N the third month, when the children of Israel were gone forth out of the land of Egypt, the same day came they into the wildermessa of Sinai. 2 For they were departed from b Rephidim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel camped before the mount. 3 And Moses went up unto God, and the LORD called unto him out the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of ja: cob, and tell the children of Israel : 4 Ye have seen what I did c unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, d and brought you unto myself. - 5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a pecu. liare treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine. 6 Ånd ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, f and an holy nation. These are the words which thou i. speak unto the children of
râ€1. 7 's And Moses came, and called for the elders of the * and laid before their faces these * which the LORD commanded
God's message to the peoplc.
8 And all the people answered together, and said, Allg that the LoRD hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LORD. 9 And the LORD said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee h in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the LORD. 10 *| And the LORD said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify i them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes ii And be ready against the third day: for the third day the LORD will come k down in the sight of all the people upon mount Sinai. 12 And thou shalt, set bounds unto the people round about, saying, 'J'ake heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it : whosoever touchethl the mount shall be surely put to death : 13 There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned, or shot through ; whether it be beast or man, it shall motive: when the 1 trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount. 14 *| And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes. 15 And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come m not at your wives. 16"| And it came to pass on the third day, in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp n trembled. 17 And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God; and they stood at the mether part of the mount. 18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the LORD descended upon it o in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. 19 And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed
louder and louder, Moses Spake, and God answered him by a WO1Cè.
20 And the Lord came downp upon mount Sinai, on the top 0 the mount: and the LORD callel Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went up.
The ten commandments. 21 And the LORD said unto Moses, Go down, 2 charge the people, lest they breakthrough unto the LORD q to gaze, and many of them perish. 33 Andiet the priests also, which come near to the LORD, sanctify themselves, lest the LORD break forth upon them. 23 And Moses said unto the LORD, 'The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for thou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds about the nuount, and sanctify it. • 24 And the LORD said unto him, Away, get thee down ; and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee; but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto the LORD, lest he break forth upon them. 25 So Moses went down unto the people, and spake unto them. CHAPTER XX. 1 The ten commandments. 22 Idolatry forbidden. 24 Of what sort the altar should be. A. DGodspake all these a words, Sayin
2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of b Egypt, out of the house of 1 bondage.
3 Thou shalt have no other c gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, dor any likeness cf anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the
of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless k that taketh his marrie in vain. 8 Remember the sabbath-day to keep it holy. 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: * 10 But the seventh l day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any m work, thou, northy son, northy daughter, thy manservant, northy maidServant, nor thy cattle, nor thy Stranger that is within thy gates: 11. For in six days n the LoRD made heaven and earth, the sea and all that in them is, and rested tire seventh day: wherefore the
Ge.2.2,3. De.27.16. Pr, 1.8. Jer.35. 18, 19
Laws for servants. LORD blessed, the sabbath-day, 0 and hallowed it. 12 || Honour p thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LoI.D thy God giveth thee. 13 Thou shalt not q kill. 14 Thou shalt not commitr adul
15 Thou shalt not s steal.
16 Thou shalt not bear false t witness against thy neighbour.
17 Thou shalt not covet, thy w neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
18 # And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking : and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
19 And they said unto Moses
38. Speak thou with us, and we will
hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die. 20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may o, before your faces, that ye sin In O
21 And the people stood afar off: and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was. 22 *|| Amd the slor D said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven. 23 Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold. 24 *[ An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen : in all places where I record my name v I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee. 25 And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not 2 build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it. 26Neithershalt thougo up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon. CHAPTER, XXI.
tee : 6 Then his master shall bring him unto the judges; he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door-post; and his master shall bore his ear through with an awl; and he shall serve him for ever. 7 's And if a man c sell his daughter to be a maidservant, she shall not go out as d the menservants do. 8 If she 3 please not her master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to selle her unto a strange nation he shall have nofo seeing he hath dealt deceitfully f with her. 9 And if he have betrothed her unto his son, he shall deal with lier after the manner of daughters. 10 If he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty g of marriage, shall he not iminish. 11 And if he do not these three unto her, then shall she go out free without money. 12 *[He that smiteth h a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death. 13 And i if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver him into his hand; then I will appoint thee a placek whither he shall flee. 14 But if a man come l presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, m that he may die. - + 15 off And he that smiteth his n father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death. 16 °s And he that stealeth o arman and sellethp him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death. 17"). And he that 4 curseth his father, q or his mother, shall surely be put to death. 18's And if men strive together, and one smite 5 another with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed: 19. If he rise again, and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that, smote him be quit; only he shall pay for 6 the loss of his time, and shall cause him to be tho’ roughly healed.
and ordinances 20 off And if a man Smite his seryant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be so 7 punished. 21 Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money. 22 || If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow; he shasl be surely punished, according as the wo. man's husband will lay upon him . and he shall pay as the r judges determine. 23 And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life for life, 24 Eyes for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 Burning for burning, wound for wound, stripe for stripe. 26's And if a man smitet the eye of his servant, or the eye of his maid, that it perish ; he shall let him go free u for his eye's sake, 27 And if he smite out his manservant's tooth, or his maidservant's tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake. 28 °s If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die; then v the ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be quit: 29 But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a man or a wo— man; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to
eath. 30 If there be laid on him a sum of money, then he shall give, for the 10 ransom of his life, whatsoever is laid upon him. 31. Whether he have gored a son, or have gored a daughter, according to this judgment shall it be done unto him. 32 If the ox shall push a manserwant or maidservant; , he shall give unto their master thirty a shekels of silver, and the ox shall be stoned. 33 *s And if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit, and not cover it, and an ox or an ass fall therein; 34 The owner of the pit shall make ity good, and give money unto the owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his. 35 °s And if one mam's ox hurt another's, that he die, then, they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it; and the dead also they shall divide. 36 Qr if it be known that th9
hath used to z push in time past, and his owner hath not kept him in: he shall surely pay ox for ox; and the dead Shail be his own. HAP'I'ER XXII
l Of theft and other offences. 29 Of the first fruits. F a man shall steal an ox, or a 1 sheep, and kill it, or sellit; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four a sheep for a sheep. 2 * If a thief be found b breaking up, and be smitten that he die, there shall cho blood be shed for him. 3 If the Sun be risen upon him, there shall be blood shed for him : for he should make full restitution ; if he have nothing, then he shall be sold for his theft. 4 If the theft be certainly found in his hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or sheep, he shalld restore double. 5 *ss If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, and shall feed in another man's field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shali he make e restitution. 6 * If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field,
be consumed therewith, he that
kindled the fire shall surely make restitution. 7 *s. If a man shall deliver unto his neighbour money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man's house; if the thief be found, let him pay double. 8 If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the judges, to see whether he have put his hand unto his neighbour's goods. 9 For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come f before the judges; and whom the judges shall gondemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbour. 10 If a man deliver unto his neighbour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast, to keep ; and it die, Or be hurt, or driven away, no man Seeing it i 11 Then shallang oath of the 1,0RD be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good. 12 And if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the QWner thereo,
and ordinances. 13 If it be torn in pieces, then let him, bring it for witness, and he shall not make good that which Was torn. 14 of And if a man borrow aught of his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good. 15 But if the ownerthereof bewith it, he shall not make it good: if it be an hired thing, it came for his hire. 16 °s And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her h to be his wife. 17 if her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall 2 pay money according to the dowry of Virgins. 18 of Thou shalt not suffer a witch i to live. 19 *|| Whosoever tieth with k a
• beast shall surely be put to death.
20*. He that sacrificeth unto l any god, Save unto the LORD only, he shall be utterly destroyed. 21 *|| Thou shalt neither vex a m Stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt, 22 * Ye shall not afflict any n widow, or fatherless child. 23. If thou afflict them in any wise and they cry at all unto me, I wij surely hear their cry : Ånd my wrath shall wax hot, and I will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, 6 and your children fatherless. 25°. If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, p neither shalt thou lay upon him