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A Hebrew servant. LEVITICUS.
Blessings promised. their families that are with you,
CHAPTER XXVI. which they begat in your land : Idolatry forbidden. 3 Blessings to them that keep and they shall be your possession.
the commandments. 14 A curse to those that
break them. 40 God promiseth to remember 46 And ye shall take them as an them that repent. inheritance for your children after E shall make you no idols nor you, to inherit them for a possession; I graven image, neither rear you they shall be your bondmen for ever: up a standing image, neither shall but over your brethren the children ye set up any image of stone in your of Israel, ye shall not rule one over land, to bow down unto it: for I am another with rigour.
the LORD your God. 47 | And if a sojourner or stranger | 2 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and wax rich by thee, and thy brother reverence my sanctuary: I am the that dwelleth by him wax poor, and LORD. sell himself unto the stranger or so 3 If ye walk in my statutes, and journer by thee, or to the stock of the keep my commandments, and do stranger's family;
them; 48 After that he is sold he may
4 Then I will give you rain in due redeemed again; one of his breth- season, and the land shall yield her ren may redeem him :
increase, and the trees of the field 49 Either his uncle, or his uncle's shall yield their fruit. son, may redeem him, or any that is 5 And your threshing shall reach nigh of kin unto him of his family unto the vintage, and the vintage may redeem him; or if he be able, shall reach unto the sowing time: he may redeem himself.
and ye shall eat your bread to the 50 And he shall reckon with him full, and dwell in your land safely. that bought him from the year that 6 And I will give peace in the land, he was sold to him unto the year of and ye shall lie down, and none shall jubilee: and the price of his sale make you afraid : and I will rid evil shall be according unto the number beasts out of the land, neither shall of years, according to the time of the sword go through your land. a hired servant shall it be with 7 And ye shall chase your enemies, him.
and they shall fall before you by the 51 If there be yet many years be- sword. kind, according unto them he shall 8 And five of you shall chase a give again the price of his redemp- hundred, and a hundred of you shall țion out of the money that he was put ten thousand to flight: and your bought for.
enemies shall fall before you by the 52 And if there remain but few sword. years unto the year of jubilee, then 9 For I will have respect unto you, he shall count with him, and accord- and make you fruitful, and multiply ing unto his years shall he give him you, and establish my covenant with again the price of his redemption. you. 53 And as a yearly hired servant | 10 And ye shall eat old store, and shall he be with him: and the other bring forth the old because of the shall not rule with rigour over him new.
11 And I will set my tabernacle 54 And if he be not redeemed in among you: and my soul shall not these years, then he shall go out in abhor you. the year of jubilee, both he, and his 12 And I will walk among you, children with him.
and will be your God, and ye shall 55 For unto me the children of Is- be my people. rael are servants; they are my serv
13 I am the LORD your God, which ants whom I brought forth out of brought you forth out of the land of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD Egypt, that ye should not be their
bondmen ; and I have broken the
in thy sight
ildren of n among
threatened bands of your yoke, and made you you; and ye shall be delivered into go upright.
the hand of the enemy. 14 T But if ye will not hearken 26 And when I have broken the unto me, and will not do all these staff of your bread, ten women shall commandments;
bake your bread in one oven, and 15 And if ye shall despise my stat- they shall deliver you your bread utes, or if your soul abhor my judg- again by weight: and ye shall eat, ments, so that ye will not do all my and not be satisfied, commandments, but that ye break 27 And if ye will not for all this my covenant;
hearken unto me, but walk contrary 16 I also will do this unto you; I unto me; will even appoint over you terror,
28 Then I will walk contrary unto consumption, and the burning ague, you also in fury; and I, even I, will that shall consume the eyes, and chastise you seven times for your cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sins. sow your seed in vain, for your ene 29 And ye shall eat the flesh of mies shall eat it.
your sons, and the flesh of your 17 And I will set my face against daughters shall ye eat. you, and ye shall be slain before your 30° And I will destroy your high enemies: they that hate you shall places, and cut down your images, reign over you ; and ye shall flee and cast your carcasses upon the when none pursueth you.
carcasses of your idols, and my soul 18 And if ye will not yet for all shall abhor you. this hearken unto me, then I will 31 And I will make your cities punish you seven times more for waste, and bring your sanctuaries
unto desolation, and I will not smell 19 And I will break the pride of the savour of your sweet odours. your power; and I will make your 32 And I will bring the land into heaven as iron, and your earth as desolation: and your enemies which brass :
dwell therein shall be astonished 20 And your strength shall be spent at it. in vain: for your land shall not yield 33 And I will scatter you among her increase, neither shall the trees the heathen, and will draw out a of the land yield their fruits. sword after you: and your land
21 And if ye walk contrary unto shall be desolate, and your cities me, and will not hearken unto me; I waste. will bring seven times more plagues 34 Then shall the land enjoy her upon you according to your sins. sabbaths, as long as it lieth desolate,
22 I will also send wild beasts and ye be in your enemies' land; among you, which shall rob you of even then shall the land rest, and your children, and destroy your cat- enjoy her sabbaths. tle, and make you few in number; 35 As long as it lieth desolate it and your highways shall be deso- shall rest; because it did not rest late.
in your sabbaths, when ye dwelt 23 And if ye will not be reformed upon it. by me by these things, but will walk 36 And upon them that are left contrary unto me;
alive of you I will send a faintness 24 Then will I also walk contrary into their hearts in the lands of unto you, and will punish you yet their enemies; and the sound of a seven times for your sins.
shaken leaf shall chase them; and 25 And I will bring a sword upon they shall flee, as fleeing from a you, that shall avenge the quarrel sword; and they shall fall when of my covenant: and when ye are none pursueth. gathered together within your cit 37 And they shall fall one upon ies, I will send the pestilence among another, as it were before a sword,
and read eat,
Mercy to the penitent. LEVITICUS. Laws concerning vows.
consecrated, 9 of a beast, 14 of a house, 16 and 38 And ye shall perish among the
of a field. 19 Precepts respecting the redemp
tion of consecrated things. 28 No devoted thing heathen, and the land of your ene may be redeemed. 32 The tilhe may not be mies shall eat you up.
changed. 39 And they that are left of you
ND the LORD spake unto Moses, shall pine away in their iniquity in saying, your enemies' lands; and also in the 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, iniquities of their fathers shall they and say unto them, When a man pine away with them.
shall make a singular vow, the per40 ( If they shall confess their sons shall be for the LORD by thy esiniquity, and the iniquity of their timation. fathers
, with their trespass which 3 And thy estimation shall be of they trespassed against me, and the male from twenty years old even that also they have walked con- unto sixty years old, even thy estitrary unto me;
mation shall be fifty shekels of sil41 And that I also have walked con- ver, after the shekel of the sanctutrary unto them, and have brought ary. them into the land of their enemies; 4 And if it be a female, then thy if then their uncircumcised hearts estimation shall be thirty shekels. be humbled, and they then accept 5 And if it be from five years old of the punishment of their iniqui- even unto twenty years old, then ty;
thy estimation shall be of the male
43 The land also shall be left of shekels of silver, and for the female
8 But if he be poorer than thy es44 And yet for all that, when they timation, then he shall present himbe in the land of their enemies, 1 self before the priest, and the priest will not cast them away, neither shall value him; according to his will I abhor them, to destroy them ability that vowed shall the priest utterly
, and to break my covenant value him. with them: for I am the Lord their
9 And if it be a beast, whereof men God.
bring an offering unto the LORD, all 45 But I will for their sakes re- that any man giveth of such unto member the covenant of their an- the LORD shall be holy. cestors, whom I brought forth out of 10 He shall not alter it, nor change the land of Egypt in the sight of the it, a good for a bad, or a bad for a heathen, that I might be their God: good: and if he shall at all change I am the LORD.
beast for beast, then it and the ex46 These are the statutes and judg- change thereof shall be holy. ments and laws, which the LORD 11 And if it be any unclean beast, made between him and the children of which they do not offer a sacriof Israel in mount Sinai by the hand fice unto the LORD, then he shall of Moses.
present the beast before the priest:
14 Of Gad; Eliasaph the son of God commandeth Moses to number the people. 5 Deuel. The princes of the tribes. 17 The number of every tribe. 47 Thé Lecites are not to be numbered, but
15 Of Naphtali; Ahira the son of are a ppointed for the service of the tabernacle. Enan.
ND Lord spake unto Moses 16 These were the renowned of the
the tabernacle of the congregation, of their fathers, heads of thousands
their names :
4 And with you there shall be a ses, so he numbered them in the
20 And the children of Reuben, 5. And these are the names of Israel's eldest son, by their generathe men that shall stand with you: tions, after their families, by the of the tribe of Reuben; Elizur the house of their fathers, according to son of Shedeur.
the number of the names, by their 6 Of Simeon; Shelumiel the son of polls, every male from twenty years Zurishaddai.
old and upward, all that were able 7 Of Judah; Nahshon the son of to go forth to war; Amminadab.
21 Those that were numbered of 8 Of Issachar; Nethaneel the son them, even of the tribe of Reuben, of Zuar.
were forty and six thousand and five 9 Of Zebulun; Eliab the son of hundred. Helon.
22 Of the children of Simeon, by 10 of the children of Joseph: of their generations, after their famEphraim; Elishama the son of Am- ilies, by the house of their fathers, mihud: of Manasseh; Gamaliel the those that were numbered of them, son of Pedahzur.
according to the number of the 11 Of Benjamin ; Abidan the son names, by their polls, every male of Gideoni.
from twenty years old and upward, 12 Of Dan; Abiezer the son of all that were able to go forth to Ammishaddai.
war; 13 Of Asher; Pagiel the son of 23 Those that were numbered of Ocran.
them, even of the tribe of Simeon,