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168 JAn exhortation
2 T And know ye this day: for I sheak not with your children which have not known, and which have not seen the chastisement of the Lord your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his stretched out arm, 3 And his miracles, and his acts, which he did in the midst of Egypt, unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and unto all his land; 4 And what he did unto the army of Egypt, unto their horses, and to their chariots; how he made the water of the Red sea to overflow them as they pursued after you, and how the Lord hath destroyed them unto this day; 5 And what he did unto you in the wilderness, until ye came into this place; 6 And what he did unto 1)athan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben : how the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and their tents, and all the substance that was in their possession, in the midst of all Israel: 7 But your eyes have seen all the great acts of the Lord which he did. 8 Therefore shall ye keep all the commandments which Icommandyouthis day, that ye may be strong, and go in and possess the land, whither ye go to possess it; 9 And that ye may prolong your days in the land which the Lok D sware unto your fathers to give unto them, and to their seed, a land that floweth with milk and honey. 10 For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs: 11 But the land, whither ye go to posscss it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven: 12 A land which the Lord thy God
careth for: the eyes of the Lord thy ||
God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year. 13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments j." command you this day, to love the Lord your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, 14 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in tily corn, and thy wine, and thine oil. 15. And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full. 16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside,
17 || And then the Lord's wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the Lord giveth you. 18 M Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes. 19 And ye shall teach them your chil- dren, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up. 20 And thou shalt write them upon the door-posts of thine house, and upon thy gotes: 21. That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon
22 For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him ; 23 Then will the Lor D drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves. 24. Every place whereon the soles of your fect shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness, and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be. 25 There shall no man be able to stand before you : for the LoRD your God shall lay the fear of you, and the dread of you upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, as he hath said unto you. 26 "I Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse: 27 A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you this day: 28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods which ye have not known. 29 And it shall come to pass when the Lorp thy God hath brought thee in unto the land whither thou to possess it, that thou shalt put the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse up: on mount Ebal. 30 Are they not on the other side Jordan, by the way where the sun goeth down in the land of the Canaanites, which dwell in the champaign overagainst Gilgal, beside the plains of Moreh 2 31 For ye shall pass over Jordan to go
and serve other gods, and worship them ;
in to possess the land which the Lor, a your God giveth you, and ye shall possess it, and dwell therein. 32 And we shall observe to do all the statutes and judgments which I set before you this day. CHAP. XII. 1 Monuments of idolatry are to be destroyed 5 The filace of God's service is to be kefit. 16, 23 Blood forbidden. This; are the statutes and judgments which we shall observe to do in the land which the Lord God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth. 2 * Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree: 3 And ye shall overthrow their altors, and break their pillars, and burn . groves with fire; andPoshall hew wn the ven inn: o eir S, and othe h. them .."; that place. 4 Ye shall not do so unto the Lord your God. 5 * But unto the place which the Lord your God shall choose out of all your trix's to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come : 6 And thither yeshall bring your burntofferings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and heave-offerings of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill-offerings, and the firstlings of your herds, and of your flocks: 7 And there ye shall eat before the Lond your God, and ye shall rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the Lok D thy God hath blessed thee. 8 Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes. 9 For ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance which the LoRD your God giveth you. 10 But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the Lord your God giveth you to inherit, and when he gived; you rest from all your enemies rend about, so that ye dwell in safety : ii. Then there shall be a place which the Lok D your God shall choose to cause he tame to dwell there; thither shall ye orio all that I command you ; your ont-offerings, and your sacrifices, your * **, and the heave-offering of your **l, and all your choice vows wo. ** *qw unto the Lon D : 12 And yeshall rejoice before the Lord *** God, ye, your sons, and your oters, and your men-servants, and !or maid-servants, and the Levite that
God’s place of worshift to be kefit. Chap. x11.
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is within your gates ; forasmuch as he hath no part nor inheritance with you. 13 Take heed to thyself, that thou offer not thy burnt-offerings in every place that thou seest: 14 But in the place which the Lord shall choose in one of thy tribes, there thou shalt offer thy burnt-offerings, and there thou shalt do all that I command thee. 15 Notwithstanding, thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, according to the blessing of the Lord thy God which he hath given thce : the unclean and the clean may eat thereof, as of the roebuck, and as of the hart. 16 || Only ye shall not eat the blood; ye shall pour it upon the earth as water. 17 Thou mayest not eat within thy gates the tithe of thy corn, or of thy wine, or of thy oil, or the firstlings of thy herds or of thy flock, nor any of thy vows which thou vowest, nor thy freewill-offerings, or heave-offering of thine hand : 18 But thou must eat them before the LoRD thy God in the place which the J.or D thy God shall choose, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maid-servant, and the Levite that is within thy gates: and thou shalt rejoice before the LoRD thy God in all that thou puttest thine hands unto. 19 Take heed to thyself that thou forsake not the Levite as long as thou livest upon the earth. 20 TWhen the Lord thy God shallenlarge thy border, as he hath promised thee, and thou shalt say, I will eat flesh, because thy soul longeth to eat flesh ; thou mayest cat flesh, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after. 21. If the place which the LoRD thy God hath chosen to put his name there be too far from thee, then thou shalt kill of thy herd and of thy flock, which the LoRD hath given thee, as I have commanded thee, and thou shalt eat in thy gates whatsoever thy soul lusteth after. 22 Even as the roebuck and the hart is eaten, so thou shalt eat them: the unclean and the clean shall eat of them alike. 23 Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh. 24 Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt pour it upon the earth as water. 25 Thou shalt not eat it ; that it ma i. well with thee, and with thy chilren after thee, when thou shalt do that which is right in the sight of the Lord. 26. Only thy holy things which thou hast, and thy vows, thou shalt take, and go unto the place which the Lord shall §: 27 And thou shalt offer thy burnt-offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon the
altar of the LoRd thy God: and the 170 Enticers to idolatry
blood of thy sacrifices shall be poured out upon the altar of the LoRD thy God, and thou shalt eat the flesh. 28 Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest tha. which is good and right in the sight of the LoRD thy God. 29 || When the LoRD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their land; 30 Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their ls 2 even so will I do likewise. 31 Thou shalt not do so unto the Lord thy God ; for every abomination to the LoRD which he hateth have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods. 32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it : thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it. CHAP. XIII. 1 Enticers to idolatry, 6 how near soever, 10 are to be stoned to death. 15 Idolatrous cities are not to be shared. IF there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder, 2 And the sign or the wonder come to ass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, tus go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them ; 3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamerof dreams : for the Lord your God proveth you, to know, whether ye love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 Ye shall walk after the LoRD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him. 5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death ; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the Lord your God, which brought you out of the i. of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out of the way which the Lok D thy God commanded thee to walk in. shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thce. 6 || If o brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, orthy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy fathers;
are to be stoned to death. 7 Mamely, of the gods of the le which are round about you, nigh unto
thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the eartli even unto the other end of the earth ; 8 Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him ; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him: 9 But thou shalt surely kill him: thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people. 10 And thou shalt stone him with stones that he die; because he hath sought to thrust thee away from the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt from the house of bondage. 11 And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is, among you. 12 If thou shalt hear say in one of o cities, which the Lord thy God ha given thee to dwell there, saying, 13 Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known ; 14 Then shalt thou inquire, and make search, and ask diligently ; and behold, if it be truth, and the uning certain, that such abomination is wrought among you ; 15 Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, ...i that is therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword. 16 And thou shalt gather all the spoil of it intothe midst of the street thereof, and shall burn with fire the city, and all the spoil thereof every whit, for the Lord my God: and it shall be an heap for ever; it shall not be built again. 17 And there shall . nought of the cursed thing to thine hand: that the LoRD may turn from the fierceness of his anger, and shew thee mercy, and have compassion upon thee, and multiply thee, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers; 18 When thou shalt hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep all his commandments which I command thee this day, to do that which is right in the eyes of the Lok p thy God. CHAP. XIV. 1 God’s children are not to disfigure themselves in mourning. 3 }}'hat may he eaten, and that no. 22 (of tithes. E are the children of the Lord your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead. 2 For thou art an o people unto the Lord thy God, and the Lorp hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto
Beasts clean and unclean.
bimself, above all the nations that are upon the earth. 3 * Thou shalt not eat any abominable
thing. 4 * These are the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat, 5 The hart, and the roebuck, and the fallow-deer, and the wild-goat, and the pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois. 6 And every beast that parteth the hoof, 2nd cleaveth the cleft into two claws, and cheweth the cud among the beasts, that ye shall eat. 7 Nevertheless, these ye shall not eat, of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof'; therefore they are unclean unto you. 8 And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is unclean unto you : ye shall not eat of their flesh, or touch their dead carcass. 9 * These ye shall eat, of all that are in the waters: all that have fins and scales shall ye eat : 10 And whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye may not eat; it is unclean un
to you. 11 * Of all clean birds ye shall eat. 12 But these are they of which ye shall
not eat: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and
the ospray, 13 And the glede, and the kite, and the vulture after his kind, 14 And every raven after his kind, 15 And the owl, and the night-hawk, to.the cuckoo, and the hawk after his frio. 16 The little owl, and the great owl, and the swan, 17 And the pelican, and the gier-eage, and the cormorant, 18 And the stork, and the heron after Ler kind, and the lapwing, and the bat. 19 And every creeping thing that flieth is unclean unto you : they shall not be eaten. 20 Put of all clean fowls ye may eat.
24 And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which the LoRD thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the Lord thy God hath blessed thee : 25 Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the Lord thy God shall choose : 26 And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth : and thou shalt eat there before the Lord thy God, and thou shalt rejoice, thou, and thine household. 27 And the Levite that is within thy tes; thou shalt not forsake him ; for he É. no part nor in ...eritance with thee. 28 || At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates: 29 And §. Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee) and the Stranger, and the fatherless, and the wid: ow, which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be satisfied ; that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all the work of thine hand which thou doest. CHAP. XV. 1 The seventh year a year of release for the floor. 7 It must be no let of lending or giving. A the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release. 2 And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lendeth aught unto his neighbour shall release it 5 he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother ; because it is called the LoRD's release. 3 Of a foreigner thou mayest exact it again: but that which is thine with thy brother thine hand shall release: 4 Save when there shall be no poor a
mong you; for the Lok p shall greatly bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to sess it : | 5 Only if thou carefully nearken unts the voice of the LoRD thy God, to observe to do all these commandments which I command thee this dav. 6 For the Loh d thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not bor| row ; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee. | 7 || If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy ates in thy land which the LoR D thy
firstlings of thy herds and of God giveth thce, thou shalt not harden DEUTERONOMY. The fast of the fassover.
thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother:
172 The year of release.
8 But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth. 9 Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest him nought ; and he cry unto the LoRD against thee, and it be sin unto thce. 10 Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou givest unto him : because that for this thing the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto. 11 For the Door shall never cease out of the land: erefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to thy necdy, in thy land. 12"I.And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thce six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee. 13 And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty : 14 Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and out of thy wine-press: of that where with the Lord thy God hath blessed thce thou shalt give unto him. 15 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bond-man in the land of o: and the Lord thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee this thing today. 16 T And it shall be, if he say unto thee, I will not go away from thee; because he loveth thee and thine house, because he is well with thee; 17 Then thou shalt take an awl, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall §. thy servant for ever. And also unto thy maid-servant thou shalt do likewise. 18 It shall not seem hard unto thee, when thou sendest him away free from thee; for he hath been worth a double hired servant to thee, in serving thee six years: and the LoRD thy God shall bless thee in all that thou doest. 19 || All the firstling males that come ef thy herd and of thy flock, thou shalt sanctify unto the Lord thy God : thou shalt do no work with the firstling of thy bullock, nor shear the firstling of thy sheep. 20 Thou shalt eat it before the Lord thy God year by year in the place which the Lord o choose, thou and thy household. 21 And if there be any blemish therein, as if it be lamp, or blind, or have any
ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it unt to the Lor D thy God. 22 Thou shalt eat it within thy gates: the unclean and the clean fierson shall eat it alike, as the roebuck, and as the hart. 23 Only thou shalt not eat the blood thereof ; thou shalt pour it upon the ground as water. CHAP. XVI. 1 The feast of the fiassover, 9 of weeks, 13 of tabernacles. 18 Ofjudges and justice. 21 Groves and images are forbidden. RSERVE the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the Lord thy God : for in the month of Abib the LoRD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night. 2 Thoushaltthereforesacrifice the passover unto the Lord thy God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which the Lord shall choose to place his name there. 3 Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread there with, even the bread of affliction ; for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in haste : that thou mayest remember the day when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life. 4 And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy coasts seven days; neither shall there any thing of the flesh, which thou sacrificedst the first day at even, remain all night until the morning. 5 Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which the LoRD thy God giveth thee: 6 But at the place which the Lord thy God shall choose to place his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun, at the season that thou camest forth out of Egypt. 7 And thou shalt roast and eat if in the place which the Lord thy God shall choose : and thou shalt turn in the morning, and o unto thy tents. 8 Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shalf be a solemn assembly to the LoRD thy God : thou shalt do no work therein. 9 || Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee : begin to number the seven weeks from such time as thou beginnest to fut the sickle to the corn. 10 And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto the Lord thy God with a tribute of a freewill-offering of thine hand, which thou shalt give unto the LORAD £hy, God, according as the Lok D thy God hath blessed thee : 11 And thou shalt rejoice before the LoRD thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy man-servant, and thy o, and the Levite that :