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Sundry laws

and ordinances.
shall restore five oxen for an ox, he shall make restitution unto the
and four sheep for a sheep. owner thereof.
2 If a thief be found breaking up, 13 If it be torn in pieces, then let
and be smitten that he die, there him bring it for witness, and he shall
shall no blood be shed for him. not make good that which was torn.

3 If the sun be risen upon him, 14 And if a man borrow aught of
there shall be blood shed for him; his neighbour, and it be hurt, or die,
for he should make full restitution: the owner thereof being not with it,
if he have nothing, then he shall be he shall surely make it good.
sold for his theft.

15 But if the owner thereof be with
4 If the theft be certainly found in it, he shall not make it good: if it be
his hand alive, whether it be ox, or a hired thing, it came for his hire.
ass, or sheep; he shall restore double. 16 | And if a man entice a maid
5 If a man shall cause a field or that is not betrothed, and lie with
vineyard to be eaten, and shall put her, he shall surely endow her to be
in his beast, and shall feed in anoth- his wife.
er man's field; of the best of his own 17 If her father utterly refuse to
field, and of the best of his own give her unto him, he shall pay mon-
vineyard, shall he make restitution. ey according to the dowry of virgins.
6 iť fire break out, and catch in 18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to
thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or live.
the standing corn, or the field, be 19 Whosoever lieth with a beast
consumed therewith; he that kin- shall surely be put to death.
dled the fire shall surely make res-

20 He that sacrificeth unto any god, titution.

save unto the LORD only, he shall be 7 If a man shall deliver unto his utterly destroyed. neighbour money or stuff to keep, 21 Thou shalt neither vex a strangand it be stolen out of the man's er, nor oppress him: for ye were house ; if the thief be found, let strangers in the land of Egypt. him pay double.

22 Ye shall not afflict any widow, 8 If the thief be not found, then the or fatherless child. master of the house shall be brought 23 If thou afflict them in any wise, unto the judges, to see whether he and they cry at all unto me, I will have put his hand unto his neigh-surely hear their cry;

24 And my wrath shall wax hot, 9 For all manner of trespass, wheth- and I will kill you with the sword; er it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for and your wives shall be widows, raiment, or for any manner of lost and your children fatherless. thing, which another challengeth to 25 If thou lend money to any of be his

, the cause of both parties shall my people that is poor by thee, thou come before the judges; and whom shalt not be to him as a usurer, neithe judges shall condemn, he shall ther shalt thou lay upon him usury. pay double unto his neighbour. 26 If thou at all take thy neigh

10 If a man deliver unto his neighbour's raiment to pledge, thou shalt
bour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or deliver it unto him by that the sun
any beast, to keep; and it die, or be goeth down:
, or driven away, no man see-

27 For that is his covering only, it ing it ;

is his raiment for his skin: wherein 11 Then shall an oath of the Lord shall he sleep? and it shall come to be between them both, that he hath pass, when he crieth unto me, that not put his hand unto his neighbour's I will hear; for I am gracious. goods; and the owner of it shall ac 28 T Thou shalt not revile the gods, cept thereof, and he shall not make nor curse the ruler of thy people. it good.

29 Thou shalt not delay to offer 12 And if it be stolen from him, the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy

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Sundry laws


and ordinances. liquors: the firstborn of thy sons 12 Six days thou shalt do thy work, shalt thou give unto me.

and on the seventh day thou shalt 30 Likewise shalt thou do with rest: that thine ox and thine ass may thine oxen, and with thy sheep: sev- rest, and the son of thy handmaid, en days it shall be with his dam; on and the stranger, may be refreshed. the eighth day thou shalt give it me. 13 And in all things that I have

31 And ye shall be holy men unto said unto you be circumspect: and me: neither shall ye eat any flesh | make no mention of the name of that is torn of beasts in the field; other gods, neither let it be heard ye shall cast it to the dogs.

out of thy mouth.

14 Three times thou shalt keep CHAPTER XXIII.

feast unto me in the Of slander and false witness. 3 Of justice. 4 of

year. charitableness, 10 of the year of rest. 12 Of 15 Thou shalt keep the feast of the sabbath. 13 of idolatry, 11 of the three unleavened bread: thou shalt eat feasts. 18 of the blood and the fat of the sacri. kice. 20 An Angel is promised, with a blessing, unleavened bread seven days, as I if they obey him.

commanded thee, in the time apHOU shalt not raise a false re- pointed of the month Abib; for in it

port: put not thine land with thou camest out from Egypt: and the wicked to be an unrighteous none shall appear before me empty: witness.

16 And the feast of harvest, the 2 Thou shalt not follow a multi- firstfruits of thy labours, which thou tude to do evil; neither shalt thou hast sown in the field: and the feast speak in a cause to decline after of ingathering, which is in the end of many to wrest judgment :

the year, when thou hast gathered 3 Neither shalt thou countenance in thy labours out of the field. a poor man in his cause.

17 Three times in the year all thy 4 If thou meet thine enemy's ox or males shall appear before the Lord his ass going astray, thou shalt sure- God. ly bring it back to him again. 18 Thou shalt not offer the blood 5 If thou see the ass of him that of my sacrifice with leavened bread; hateth thee lying under his burden, neither shall the fat of my sacrifice and wouldest forbear to help him, remain until the morning. thou shalt surely help with him. 19 The first of the firstfruits of thy

6 Thou shalt not wrest the judg- land thou shalt bring into the house ment of thy poor in his cause. of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt

7 Keep thee far from a false mat- not seethe a kid in his mother's milk. ter; and the innocent and righteous 20 Behold, I send an Angel beslay thou not: for I will not justify fore thee, to keep thee in the way, the wicked.

and to bring thee into the place 8 And thou shalt take no gift: for which I have prepared. the gift blindeth the wise, and per 21 Beware of him, and obey his verteth the words of the righteous. voice, provoke him not; for he will

9 Also thou shalt not oppress a not pardon your transgressions : for stranger: for ye know the heart of my name is in him. a stranger, seeing ye were strangers 22 But if thou shalt indeed obey in the land of Egypt.

his voice, and do all that I speak; 10 And six years thou shalt sow then I will be an enemy unto thine thy land, and shalt gather in the enemies, and an adversary unto fruits thereof:

thine adversaries. 11 But the seventh year thou shalt 23 For mine Angel shall go before let it rest and lie still; that the poor thee, and bring thee in unto the of thy people may eat: and what they Amorites, and the Hittites, and the leave the beasts of the field shall eat. Perizzites, and the Canaanites, the In like manner thou shalt deal with Hivites, and the Jebusites; and I thy vineyard, and with thy oliveyard. will cut them off.

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Blessings promised. EXODUS.

Covenant with Israel. 24 Thou shalt not bow down tonigh; neither shall the people go up their gods, nor serve them, nor do with him. after their works: but thou shalt 3 And Moses came and told the utterly overthrow them, and quite people all the words of the LORD, break down their images.

and all the judgments: and all the 25 And ye shall serve the LORD people answered with one voice, and your God, and he shall bless thy said, All the words which the LORD bread, and thy water; and I will hath said will we do. take sickness away from the midst 4 And Moses wrote all the words of thee.

of the LORD, and rose up early in 269 There shall nothing cast their the morning, and builded an altar young, nor be barren, in thy land: under the hill, and twelve pillars, the number of thy days I will fulfil. according to the twelve tribes of 27 I will send my fear before thee, Israel. and will destroy all the people to 5 And he sent young men of the whom thou shalt come; and I will children of Israel, which offered make all thine enemies turn their burnt offerings, and sacrificed peace backs unto thee.

offerings of oxen unto the Lord. 28 And I will send hornets before 6 And Moses took half of the blood, thee, which shall drive out the Hi- and put it in basins; and half of the vite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite, blood he sprinkled on the altar. from before thee.

7 And he took the book of the cov-
29 I will not drive them out from enant, and read in the audience of
before thee in one year; lest the the people: and they said, All that
land become desolate, and the beast the LORD hath said will we do, and
of the field multiply against thee. be obedient.
30 By little and little I will drive 8 And Moses took the blood, and
them out from before thee, until thou sprinkled it on the people, and said,
be increased, and inherit the land. Behold the blood of the covenant,

31 And I will set thy bounds from which the LORD hath made with
the Red sea even unto the sea of the you concerning all these words.
Philistines, and from the desert unto 9 Then went up Moses, and
the river: for I will deliver the in- Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and sev-
habitants of the land into your hand; enty of the elders of Israel ;
and thou shalt drive them out be 10 And they saw the God of Is-
fore thee.

rael: and there was under his feet 32 Thou shalt make no covenant as it were a paved work of a sapwith them, nor with their gods. hire stone, and as it were the body

33 They shall not dwell in thy of heaven in his clearness.
land, lest they make thee sin against 11 And upon the nobles of the
me : for if thou serve their gods, it children of Israel he laid not his
will surely be a snare unto thee. hand: also they saw God, and did

eat and drink.
Moses is called up into the mountain. 3 The

12 | And the LORD said unto Mo,

ses, Come up to me into the mount, and twelve pillars. 6 He sprinkleth the blood of the covenant, 9 The glory of God appeareth. and be there: and I will give thee 11 Aaron and Hur have the charge of the people. tables of stone, and a law, and com15 Moses goeth into the mountain, where he continueta forty days and forty nights.

mandments which I have written; AND be said unto Moses, Come that thou mayest teach them.

up unto the LORD, thou, and 13 And Moses rose up, and his Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and sev- minister Joshua; and Moses went enty of the elders of Israel; and up into the mount of God. Worship ye afar off.

14 And he said unto the elders, ? And Moses alone shall come near Tarry ye here for us, until we come the Load: but they shall not come again unto you: and, behold, Aaron

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T'as aindlestick.

Curtains of lmen breadth thereof, and a cubit and a 36 Their knops and their branches half the height thereof.

shall be of the same: all of it shall 24 And thou shalt overlay it with be one beaten work of pure gold. pure gold, and make thereto a crown 37 And thou shalt make the seven of gold round about.

lamps thereof': and they shall light
25 And thou shalt make unto it a the lamps thereof, that they may
border of a handbreadth round about, give light over against it.
and thou shalt make a golden crown 38 And the tongs thereof, and the
to the border thereof round about. snuffdishes thereof, shall be of pure

26 And thou shalt make for it four gold.
rings of gold, and put the rings in 39 Of a talent of pure gold shall
the four corners that are on the four he make it, with all these vessels.
feet thereof.

40 And look that thou make them
27 Over against the border shall after their pattern, which was shew-
the rings be for places of the staves ed thee in the mount.
to bear the table.

CHAPTER XXVI. 28 And thou shalt make the staves The ten curtains of the tabernacle. 7 The eleven of shittim wood, and overlay them curtains of goats' hair. 14 The covering of with gold, that the table may be

rams' skins. 15 The boards of the Tabernach,

with their sockels and bars. 31 The rail for the borne with them.

ark. 36 The hanging for the door. 29 And thou shalt make the dishes OREOVER thou shalt make the thereof, and ers thereof, and bowls thereof, to fine twined linen, and blue, and purcover witbal: of pure gold shalt ple, and scarlet: with cherubim of thou make them.

cunning work shalt thou make them. 30 And thou shalt set upon the 2 The length of one curtain shall table shewbread before me always. be eight and twenty cubits, and the 31 And thou shalt make a can- breadth of one curtain four cubits: dlestick of pure gold : of beaten and every one of the curtains shall work shall the candlestick be made: have one measure. his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, 3 The five curtains shall be couphis knops, and his flowers, shall be led together one to another; and

other five curtains shall be coupled 32 And six branches shall come out one to another. of the sides of it; three branches of

4 And thou shalt make loops of the candlestick out of the one side, blue upon the edge of the one curand three branches of the candle- tain from the selvedge in the coupstick out of the other side:

ling; and likewise shalt thou make 33 Three bowls made like unto in the uttermost edge of another curalmonds, with a knop and a flower tain, in the coupling of the second. in one branch; and three bowls 5 Fifty loops shalt thou make in made like almonds in the other the one curtain, and fifty loops shalt branch, with a knop and a flower: thou make in the edge of the curso in the six branches that come out tain that is in the coupling of the of the candlestick.

second ; that the loops may take 34 And in the candlestick shall be hold one of another. four bowls made like unto almonds, 6 And thou shalt make fifty taches with their knops and their flowers. of gold, and couple the curtains to35 And there shall be a knop under gether with the taches: and it shall two branches of the same, and a be one tabernacle. knop under two branches of the 7 T And thou shalt make curtains same, and a knop under two branch- of goats' hair to be a covering upes of the same, according to the six on the tabernacle: eleven curtains branches that proceed out of the shalt thou make. candlestick.

8 The length of one curtain shall be

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