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The feast of weeks, DEUTERONOMY. and of tabernacles.
with it; seven days shalt thou eat 12 And thou shalt remember that
unleavened bread therewith, even the thou wast a bondman in Egypt :
bread of affliction ; for thou camest and thou shalt observe and do these
forth out of the land of Egypt in statutes.
haste: that thou mayest remember 13 ( Thou shalt observe the feast
the day when thou camest forth out of tabernacles seven days, after that
of the land of Egypt all the days of thou hast gathered in thy corn and

thy wine:
4 And there shall be no leavened 14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy
bread seen with thee in all thy coast feast, thou, and thy son, and thy
seven days; neither shall there any daughter, and thy manservant, and
thing of the flesh, which thou sacri- thy maidservant, and the Levite, the
ficedst the first day at even, remain stranger, and the fatherless, and the
all night until the morning. widow, that are within thy gates.

5 Thou mayest not sacrifice the 15 Seven days shalt thou keep a passover within any of thy gates, solemn feast unto the LORD thy God which the LORD thy God giveth in the place which the LORD shall thee:

choose : because the LORD thy God 6 But at the place which the LORD shall bless thee in all thine inthy God shall choose to place his crease, and in all the works of thine name in, there thou shalt sacrifice hands, therefore thou shalt surely the passover at even, at the going rejoice down of the sun, at the season that 16 Three times in a year shall all thou camest forth out of Egypt. thy males appear before the LORD 7 And thou shalt roast and eat it thy God in the place which he shall in the place which the LORD thy choose; in the feast of unleavened God shall choose: and thou shalt bread, and in the feast of weeks, and turn in the morning, and go unto in the feast of tabernacles: and they thy tents.

shall not appear before the LORD 8 Six days thou shalt eat unleav- empty: ened bread; and on the seventh day 17 Every man shall give as he is shall be a solemn assembly to the able, according to the blessing of the Lord thy God : thou shalt do no LORD thy God which he hath given work therein.

thee. 9 Seven weeks shalt thou num 18 | Judges and officers shalt thou ber unto thee: begin to number the make thee in all thy gates, which the seven weeks from such time as thou Lord thy God giveth thee, throughbeginnest to put the sickle to the out thy tribes: and they shall judge corn.

the people with just judgment. 10 And thou shalt keep the feast 19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment; of weeks unto the LORD thy God thou shalt not respect persons, neiwith a tribute of a freewill offering ther take a gift: for a gift doth blind of thine hand, which thou shalt give the eyes of the wise, and pervert the unto the LORD thy God, according words of the righteous. as the LORD thy God hath blessed 20 That which is altogether just

shalt thou follow, that thou mayest 11 And thou shalt rejoice before the live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God, thou, and thy son, and Lord thy God giveth thee. thy daughter, and thy manservant, 21 Thou shalt not plant thee a and thy maidservant, and the Levite grove of any trees near unto the that is within thy gates, and the altar of the Lord thy God, which stranger, and the fatherless, and the thou shalt make thee. widow, that are among you, in the 22 Neither shalt thou set thee up place which the LORD thy God hath any image; which the LORD thy God chosen to place his name there.


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10 And thou shalt do accord Things sacrificed to be without blemish. 2 Idolar to the sentence, which they of 1 ters are to be slain. 8 Hard matters of contro; place which the LORD shall che judges. 12 The contemner of their decision must shall shew thee; and thou shalt die. 14 The election, 16 and duty of a king. serve to do according to all THOU shalt not sacrifice unto the they inform thee:

LORD thy God any bullock, or 11 According to the sentence of sheep, wherein is blemish, or any law which they shall teach thee, evilfavouredness: for that is an according to the judgment wh abomination unto the LORD thy God. they shall tell thee, thou shalt

2 If there be found among you, thou shalt not decline from the within any of thy gates which the tence which they shall shew the LORD thy God giveth thee, man or the right hand, nor to the left. woman, that hath wrought wicked 12 And the man that will do ness in the sight of the LORD thy sumptuously, and will not hear God, in transgressing his covenant, unto the priest that standeth

3 And hath gone and served other minister there before the Lord gods, and worshipped them, either God, or unto the judge, even the sun, or moon, or any of the host man shall die: and thou shalt of heaven, which I have not com- away the evil from Israel. manded;

13 And all the people shall h 4 And it be told thee, and thou and fear, and do no more presu hast heard of it, and inquired dili- tuously, gently, and, behold, it be true, and 14 T When thou art come unto the thing certain, that such abomi- land which the LORD thy God gi nation is wrought in Israel;

thee, and shalt possess it, and a 5 Then shalt thou bring forth that dwell therein, and shalt say, I man or that woman, which have set a king over me, like as all committed that wicked thing, unto nations that are about me; thy gates, even that man or that 15 Thou shalt in any wise set woman, and shalt stone them with king over thee, whom the LORD stones, till they die.

God shall choose: one from am 6 At the mouth of two witnesses, thy brethren shalt thou set king or three witnesses, shall he that is thee: thou mayest not set a stra worthy of death be put to death ; over thee, which is not thy brot but at the mouth of one witness he 16 But he shall not multiply ha shall not be put to death.

to himself, nor cause the peopl 7 The hands of the witnesses shall return to Egypt, to the end tha be first upon him to put him to death, should multiply horses: forasm and afterward the hands of all the as the LORD hath said unto people. So thou shalt put the evil Ye shall henceforth return no n away from among you.

that way. 8 9 If there arise a matter too hard 17 Neither shall he multiply w for thee in judgment, between blood to himself, that his heart turn and blood, between plea and plea, away: neither shall he greatly and between stroke and stroke, being tiply to himself silver and gold. matters of controversy within thy 18 And it shall be, when he sit gates; then shalt thou arise, and upon the throne of his kingdom, get thee up into the place which he shall write him a copy of this the LORD thy God shall choose; in a book out of that which is be

9 And thou shalt come unto the the priests the Levites : priests the Levites, and unto the 19 And it shall be with him, judge that shall be in those days, he shall read therein all the day and inquire; and they shall shew his life; that he may learn to thee the sentence of judgment: the Lord his God, to keep all


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The Levites' portion. DEUTERONOMY. The Messiah promised, words of this law and these stat- you any one that maketh his son or utes, to do them:

his daughter to pass through the 20 That his heart be not lifted up fire, or that useth divination, or an above his brethren, and that he turn observer of times, or an enchanter, not aside from the commandment, to or a witch,

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in the midst of Israel.

12 For all that do these things are CHAPTER XVIII.

an abomination unto the LORD: and The Lord is the inheritance of the priests and Le because of these abominations the pites. 3 The portion of the priest, 6 and of the LORD thy God doth drive them out be avoided. 15 A Prophet is promised to Israel. | from before thee. 20 The false prophet is to die.

13 Thou shalt be perfect with the THE HE priests the Levites, and all LORD thy God.

the tribe of Levi, shall have no 14 For these nations, which thou part nor inheritance with Israel: shalt possess, hearkened unto: obthey shall eat the offerings of the servers of times, and unto diviners : Lord made by fire, and his inherit- but as for thee, the LORD thy God ance.

hath not suffered thee so to do. 2 Therefore shall they have no in 15 The LORD thy God will raise heritance among their brethren: the up unto thee a Prophet from the Lord is their inheritance, as he hath midst of thee, of thy brethren, like said unto them.

unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; 3 And this shall be the priest's 16 According to all that thou dedue from the people, from them that siredst of the Lord thy God in Horeb offer a sacrifice, whether it be ox or in the day of the assembly, saying, sheep; and they shall give unto the Let me not hear again the voice of priest the shoulder, and the two the LORD my God, neither let me see cheeks, and the maw.

this great fire any more, that I die 4 The firstfruit also of thy corn, not. of thy wine, and of thine oil, and 17 And the LORD said unto me, the first of the fleece of thy sheep, They have well spoken that which shalt thou give him.

they have spoken. 5 For the Lord thy God hath 18 I will raise them up a Prophet chosen bim out of all thy tribes, to from among their brethren, like unto stand to minister in the name of the thee, and will put my words in his Lord, him and his sons for ever.

mouth; and he shall speak unto 6 And if a Levite come from any them all that I shall command him. of thy gates out of all Israel, where 19 And it shall come to pass, that he sojourned, and come with all the whosoever will not hearken unto my desire of his mind unto the place words which he shall speak in my which the Lord shall choose ;

name, I will require it of him. 7 Then he shall minister in the 20 But the prophet, which shall name of the Lord his God, as all presume to speak a word in my his brethren the Levites do, which name, which I have not commandstand there before the Lord. ed him to speak, or that shall speak 8 They shall have like portions to in the name of other gods, even eat, besides that which cometh of that prophet shall die. the sale of his patrimony.

21 And if thou say in thine heart, 9 When thou art come into the How shall we know the word which land which the Lord thy God giveth the Lord hath not spoken? thee, thou shalt not learn to do after 22 When a prophet speaketh in the abominations of those nations. the name of the Lord, if the thing 10 There shall not be found among follow not, nor come to pass, that is

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Cities of refuge. DEUTERONOMY. A false witne the thing which the Lord hath not cities more for thee, beside th spoken, but the prophet hath spoken three: it presumptuously; thou shalt not 10 That innocent blood be not s be afraid of him.

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giveth thee for an inheritance, CHAPTER XIX.

so blood be upon thee. The cities of refuge. 4 The privilege thereof for 11 But if any man hate his nei the manslayer. 14 Landmarks nol to be removed. 15 Two witnesses required to establish a bour, and lie in wait for him, matter. 16 The punishment of a false witness. rise up against him, and smite THEN the LORD thy God hath mortally that he die, and fleeth

cut off the nations, whose land one of these cities; the LORD thy God giveth thee, and 12 Then the elders of his city s thou succeedest them, and dwellest send and fetch him thence, and in their cities, and in their houses ; liver him into the hand of the av 2 Thou shalt separate three cities ger of blood, that he may die. for thee in the midst of thy land, 13 Thine eye shall not pity which the LORD thy God giveth but thou shalt put away the gui thee to possess it.

innocent blood from Israel, tha 3 Thou shalt prepare thee a way, may go well with thee. and divide the coasts of thy land, 14 Thou shalt not remove which the LORD thy God giveth neighbour's landmark, which thee to inherit, into three parts, of old time have set in thine in that every slayer may flee thither. itance, which thou shalt inherit

4 And this is the case of the slay- the land that the LORD thy er, which shall flee thither, that he giveth thee to possess it. may live : Whoso killeth his neigh 15 One witness shall not rise bour ignorantly, whom he hated not against a man for any iniquity, or in time past;

any sin, in any sin that he sinne 5 As when a man goeth into the at the mouth of two witnesses, wood with his neighbour to hew the mouth of three witnesses, s wood, and his hand fetcheth a stroke the matter be established. with the axe to cut down the tree, 16 If a false witness rise up aga and the head slippeth from the helve, any man to testify against him and lighteth upon his neighbour, which is wrong; that he die ; he shall flee unto one 17 Then both the men, betw of those cities, and live:

whom the controversy is, shall s 6 Lest the avenger of the blood pur- before the LORD, before the pri sue the slayer, while his heart is hot, and the judges, which shall b and overtake him, because the way those days; is long, and slay him ; whereas he 18 And the judges shall make was not worthy of death, inasmuch gent inquisition: and, behold, if as he hated him not in time past. witness be a false witness, and

7 Wherefore I command thee, say- testified falsely against his brot ing, Thou shalt separate three cities 19 Then shall ye do unto him for thee.

he had thought to have done 8 And if the Lord thy God enlarge his brother: so shalt thou put thy coast, as he hath sworn unto thy evil away from among you. fathers, and give thee all the land 20 And those which remains which he promised to give unto thy hear, and fear, and shall hencef fathers;

commit no more any such evil an 9 If thou shalt keep all these com- you. mandments to do them, which I com- 21 And thine eye shall not i mand thee this day, to love the LORD but life shall go for life, eye for thy God, and to walk ever in his tooth for tooth, hand for hand, ways; then shalt thou add three for foot.

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observed in war. CHAPTER XX.

10 T When thou comest nigh unto The priest's exhortation to the people before battle.

a city to fight against it, then pro5 The officers' declaration to those exempt from claim peace unto it. the war. 10 How to deal with the cities that

11 And it shall be, if it make thee accept or refuse the proclamation of peace. 16 What cities must be destroyed. 19 Fruit trees answer of peace, and open unto thee, not to be destroyed in the stege.

then it shall be, that all the people THEN thou goest out to battle that is found therein shall be tribu

against thine enemies, and taries unto thee, and they shall serve seest horses, and chariots, and a thee. people more than thou, be not afraid 12 And if it will make no peace of them: for the Lord thy God is with thee, but will make war against with thee, which brought thee up thee, then thou shalt besiege it: out of the land of Egypt.

13 And when the LORD thy God 2 And it shall be, when ye are hath delivered it into thine hands, come nigh unto the battle, that the thou shalt smite every male thereof priest shall approach and speak unto with the edge of the sword:

14 But the women, and the little 3 And shall say unto them, Hear, ones, and the cattle, and all that is O Israel, ye approach this day unto in the city, even all the spoil thereof, battle against your enemies : let not shalt thou take unto thyself; and your hearts faint, fear not, and do not thou shalt eat the spoil of thine entremble, neither be ye terrified be- emies, which the LORD thy God hath cause of them;

given thee. 4 For the Lord your God is he 15 Thus shalt thou do unto all the that goeth with you, to fight for you cities which are very far off from against your enemies, to save you. thee, which are not of the cities of 5 And the officers shall speak unto these nations. the people, saying, What man is 16 But of the cities of these peothere that hath built a new house, ple, which the LORD thy God doth and hath not dedicated it? let him give thee for an inheritance, thou go and return to his house, lest he shalt save alive nothing that breathdie in the battle, and another man eth: dedicate it.

17 But thou shalt utterly destroy 6 And what man is he that hath them; namely, the Hittites, and the planted a vineyard, and hath not yet Amorites, the Canaanites, and the eaten of it? let him also go and re- Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebturn unto his house, lest he die in the usites; as the LORD thy God hath battle, and another man eat of it.

commanded thee: 7 And what man is there that hath 18 That they teach you not to do betrothed a wife, and hath not taken after all their abominations, which her? let him go and return unto his they have done unto their gods; so house, lest he die in the battle, and should ye sin against the LORD your another man take her.

God. 8 And the officers shall speak fur 19 When thou shalt besiege a city ther unto the people, and they shall a long time, in making war against say, What man is there that is fear- it to take it, thou shalt not destroy ful and fainthearted ? let him go the trees thereof by forcing an axe and return unto his house, lest his against them: for thou mayest eat brethren's heart faint as well as his of them, and thou shalt not cut them heart.

down (for the tree of the field is man's 9 And it shall be, when the officers life) to employ them in the siege: have made an end of speaking unto 20 Only the trees which thou knowthe people, that they shall make cap- est that they be not trees for meat, tains of the armies to lead the peo- thou shalt destroy and cut them ple.

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