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Dicers Laws CHAP. XXIV. of Divorce.

not abhor an Egyptian; because ihou ,unto the Lone lhy God,tliou shall not wast a stmnger Hi his land. ^ jslack to pay it: for the Loud thy God

The children thai are begotten of them shall enter into the congregation of the Lord in their third generation. HIT When the host goelh Ibrlh against thine enemies, then keep thee from every wicked thirg.

10 V If there be among you any man, that is not clean by reason of uncleanness that chanctlh him by night, then shall lie go abroad out of the camp, he shall not come wiliirii the camp:

11 JJut it shall be, when evening comelh on, he shall wash himself wit.i water: and when Hie sun is down, he shall come into the camp again.

12 IT Thou shalt have a place also! without the camp, whither thou shalt go forth abroad:

13 And thou shall have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shalt be, when thou will case thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from thee: j

1-t Tor the Lord thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; t'herelbre shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing in thee, and turn awav from thee.

15 IT Thou shalt hot deliver unto his master the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee:

If. He shall dwell with thee, even among you, in that place which he shall choose, in one of thy gates,where il liketh him best: thou shalt not oppress him.

17 TT There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sous of Israel.

18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the Loan thy God for any vow: for even both these arc abomination unto the Lord thy God.

19 IT Thou shalt not lend upon usury loth}' brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any Jiiug that is lent upob usury:

20 Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury ; but unto thy brother thou shalt not lend upon usury; that the Lord thy God may bless thee in all that Ihou seltest thy hand to in the land whither ihougoest to possess it.

'.'1 W!)on thou shalt vow a vow

wdl surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.

22 But if thou shall forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee.

23 That which is gone out of thy lips thou shall keep and perioral; even'a Iree-will olfeniig, according as thou hast vowed unto the Loh.d thy God, which thou hast promised with thy mouth.

24 II When thou com est into thy neighbour's vineyard, then ihou mayest eat grapes thy fill at Ihiue own pleasure"; but thou shalt not put any in ihy vessel.

2n \V hen thou comest into the standing corn of thy neighbour, then thou mayest pluck the ears w ith thy hand; but ihou shall not move a sickle unto thy neighbour's standing corn. CHAP. XXIV\ HEN a man haib taken a wife, iarried her, and it come to pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath found some uucleanness in her; then let him write her a bill of divorcement, aud give il in her hand, ami send her out of his house.

2 And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man's n-ifc.

3 And f the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcemeni, and giveth (tin her hand, and seudei.li

of his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be his wile;

Her former husband, which sent ■ away, may not take her again to be his wile, after that she is deliled: (or that abomination belbre the Lord: and thou shall not cause the laud to sin, which the Lord thy God :iveth thee for an inheritance.

5 IT When a man hath taken a new vile, he shall noi go out to war, neither shall he be charged with any busi

bm he shall be free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wile which he hath taken.

6 IT No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he takelh a ?naris lilc to pledge.

7 TT If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and makelh merchandise of him, or selleth him: then that thief shall die, DEUTERONOMY. Sundry Laws.

Of Pledges. .nil! thou shall put evil away from imong you.

8 !T Take heed in the plague c' leprosy, thai thou observe diligently, and :lo according to all that the priests I he Levites shall teach you: as I commanded l.hi'i)i,i'0 ye shall observe to do.

9 Remember what the Loud thy God did unto Miriam by the way, after that ye wpre come forth out of Egypt.

10TT When thou dost lend thy brother any thing, thou shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge.

11 Thou shalt stand abroad, and the m.m to whom thou dost lend shall bring out tiie pledge nbroad unto thee.

12 And if the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge:

13 In any case thou shalt deliver him the pledge again when the sun goeth down, that he may sleep in his own raiment, and bless thee: and it shall be righteousness unto thee before the Loan thy God.

14 TT Thou shalt not oppress a hired servant thatis pool' and needy,wlieiher he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy laud within thy gates:

Jo A t his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and settcth his h>. art upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the Lord, and it besin unio thee.

IP, The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the laihers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.

17 1T Thou shalt not pervert the jud< menl of the stranger, nor ol the lathe less, nor lake the widow's raiment to pledge:

15 But t hou shalt remember that the u wast a bond-man m Egypt, and Ihe LonD thv God redeemed thee thence: therefore 1 command thee to do this thing.

19 When thou cuttest down thv harvest m thylield. and hast lorgot a sheaf in the held, thou shall not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, tor the fatherless, and lor the widow; that the Loud thv God mavbless thee . 0 all the work of thy hands.

i-0 "When thou beatesl thine ohvetrce. tJ-ou shalt notgo over the boughs ngam . .t shall be for the stranger, lor Uic (ulhrrlcss, and lor the widow.

•21 When thou gallierest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it aitcrward : it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow. 22 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bond man in the land of Egypt: therefore I command thee to do "this thing.

CHAP. XXV.

IF there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify Uie righteous, and condemn the wicked.

And it shall be, if the wicked man he worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and 10 U■eaten before his face, according to his iiult by a certain number.

3 Forty stripes he may give him, ovd not exceed: lest , if ha should exceed, mil beat him above these with many itripes, then thy brother should seem 'ile unto thee.

4 IT Thou shalt not muzzle the ox vhen he treadeth out the corn.

H If brethren dwell together, and one of them die and have no child, the ife of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband's brother shall go in unto her, and lake to him to wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother unlo her. 6 And it shall be, chat the first-born vhicli she bearelh shall succeed in the tame of his brother irhic/i is dead, that his name be not put out of Israel.

•Yud if the man like not to take hi* brother's wife, then lei his brother's up to the gate unto the elders, and sav,Myhusband's brother refuseili to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel, he will not perform the duty of mv husband's brother.

5 Then the elders of his city shall all him, and speak unto him: and if

he stand to it, and say, 1 like not to take her;

9 Then shall his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders,

id loose his shoe from off his fool, and spit in his face, and shall answer jid sav, So shall it be done unto that n in that will not build up his brothr'e nouse.

10 And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that halh his shoe loosed.

11 U Wlieii men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smit fih him, and putteth forth her hand, a.id taketh him by the secrets;

12 riien thou shall cut off her hand, mine eye shall not pity her.

i:i TT Thou shalt not have in thy bag| clivers weights, a great and a small.

14 Thou shalt not have in thvhou.se divers measures, a great and a small.

in But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure shall thou have ; that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

16 Forall that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto the Lord thy God.

17 TT Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt;

18 How he met thee by the way, and emote the hindmost of thee, even all] t'tal were feeble behind thee, when thou roast faint and weary; and he feared not God.

19 Therefore it shall be, when the Lord thy God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the Lord thy God <iveth ihee for an inheritance to pos sess it, thai thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from uudei heaven; thou sltall not forget it.

CHAP. XXVI.

AND it shaJl be, when thou an come in unto the land which the I.ono thy God giveth thee/bran inheritance, and possessest it, arid dwell est therein,

"2 That t hou shalt take of Live first of all the fruit of the earth, which thou .-halt brinw of thy land that the Lord thy God giveth thee, and shalt put it in a basket, and shalt go unto the place which the Lord thy God shall choose to place his name there.

o And thou shalt go unto the priest that shalt be in those days, and say unto him, I profess this day unto the Lord thy God, that lam come unto] the country which the Lord unto our fathers for to give us.

■t And the priest shall take the basket out of thy hand, and set it down before the altar of the LonD thy God

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5 And thou 'halt speak and say before the Loud thy God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father; and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there with a few,and became there a nation, •

;reat, mighty, and populous:

6 And the Egyptians evil-entreated is, and afflicted us, and laid upon u.-i hard bondage:

7 And when we cried unto the Lord God of our fathers, the Lord heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression:

8 Ami the Lord brought us forth out ofEgypt with a mighty hand, ami with an out-stretched arm, andwiih great lerribleness, and with signs, and with wonders:

? And he hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, a land that fioweth with milk and honey.

10 And now, behold, 1 have brought the first fruits of the land which thou,

0 Lord, hast given me. And thou shalt set it before the Lord thy God, and worship before the Lord thy God.

11 And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing- which the Lord thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thy housed thou, and the Levite, a-ud the stranger that wainongyou.

1-21T When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given ifu.itothe Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;

13 Then thou shalt say before the Lord thy God, 1 have brought away the hallowed things out of my house, ana also have given them unto the Levite, and unto the stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all thy commandments which thou hast commanded me: 1 have not transgressed thy commandments, neither have 1 forgotten them:

14 1 have net eaten thereof in my mourning, neither have I taken away aught thereof lor any unclean use, nor given aught thereof for the dead ; but

1 have hearkened to the voice of the Lord my God, and have done according to all that thou hast commanded

15 Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless thv peu

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16V This day the Lord thy God hath commanded thee to do these statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and do them with all thv heart, and with all thy soul. 17 J he I 1 la i I 1 tl c I noil > to I L tl Go 1 u d to u Ik u I nd to k

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9 TT And Moses and the priests ti c I.evites spake unto all Israel, saying, Take heed, and hearken, O Israel • this day thou art become the people of the Loud thy God.

10 Thou simlt therefore obey the voice of the Lord thy God, and d» Ins commandments and his statutes, winch 1 command thee this day.

11 TF And Moses charged the people the same day, saying,

l'j 1 hese shall stand upon mount Genxini to bless the people, when \e are come over Jordan ; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and lssachar, ami Joseph, and Benjamin.

13 And these shall stand upon mount Ebal to curse; Reuben, Gad, and Asher. and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtah.

1-1 TT And the Levitesshall speak, and say unto all the men of Israel with a loud voice,

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4 Therefore it shall be, when ye I fone over Jordan, that ve shall set i these stones, winch I command vc tins day. in mount Ebal. and thou ahull plaster them with plaster

ft And there shalt thou build; unto the Lord thy God. an altar of stones : thou shall not tilt, up any iron lout upon them.

(i Thou shalt build the altar of the Lord thy God ol whoie stones: and thou shalt otter Luirnt-ollermgs thereon mi to the Lord thy God:

7 And thou shall oiler peace-otTerm^s. and shalt eat there, and rejoice ; dorethe Lord thy God.

H And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of ths law very plainly

be the man that makelh I or molten image, an unto the Lord, the work s of the craftsman, and isecret place: and all the answer and say. Amen. be he that setl'cth light by his mother. And all the i)eshall say, Amen. Cursed be he that removetji hi.-< ici&hbour s landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen. lHCursed be he that maketh the blind o wander out of the way. And all he people shall say, Amen.

19 Cursed be. he that perverteth the ijudtnuent of the stranger, fatherless,

ad Wkiow. And all the people shall ay. Amen.

20 Cursed be he that lieth with hi? aiher s wile; because he uncovereth us lather s skirt. And all the people hall say. Amen.

21 Cursed be he that lieth with any lanurrol beast. And all the people hall sny. Amen.

2-2 Cursed be he that lieth with his ister. the daughter of his father, o.ne daughter ol his mother. And all

the people shall say, Amen. 23 Cursed be he that lieth with his

mother-in-law. And all the people

shall say. Amen.

21 Cursed be he that smiteth his leighbour secretly. And all the people shall sav. Amen. 2ft Cursed be he that taVeih nnvim!

remises. CTTAP. lo slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.

■26 Cursed be he that confirmelh not| idL the words of this law to do Uiem. And all the people shall sav, Amen. CHAP. XXVlii.

AKD it shall come to pass, if thou
shalt hearken diligently unto the
voice of the Lord thy God,to observe
inid lo do all his commandments
which 1 command thee this day, that
me Loud thy God will set thee on
high above all nations of the earth:
2 And all these blessings shall come
on thee, and overtake thee, if thou
shall hearken unto the voice of the
Loud thy God.

:] Blessed slia.lt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.

4 Blessed shall be ihe fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground,and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kiue,and the (locks of thy sheep.

!i Blessed shall be thy basket and thy 6tore. *

6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou com est in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

? The Lord shall cause thine niies that rise up against thee smitten before ihy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and llee before thee seven ways.

o The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, «nd ui all thai thou settestthy hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the Loao thy God giveth thee.

9 The Loud shall establish thee a l.oiy people unto himself, as he hath ,-wurn unto thee,if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord t_hv God, ami walk in his ways.

10 And all people of the earth shall *ee thai thou art called by the name of the Lord; and they shall be afraid of thee.

11 And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the laud which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee.

1-2 The Lord shall open unto tiiee his good treasure, the heaven to give the ram unto thy land in his season, and lo bless all the work of thy hand: and Hiou shalt lend unto many nations '<nd

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13 And the Lord shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only,and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which 1 command thee this day, to observe and to do them:

14 And thou shalt not go aside from any of Ihe words which I command thee this day, to the right hand orio Die left, to go after otuergods to serve them.

15 IT But it shall come to pass, if thou wik not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God,to observe to do all bis commandments and his statutes

hich I command tJi?e this day; that all these curses shall coine upon thee, ltd overtake thee;

16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shale tlicu be in the field.

17 Cursed shall be ihy basket, and thy store.

LS Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land,the increase of thy kiue, and the flock6 of thy sheep.

19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou [comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goes'- out.

0 The Lord shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in aU that thou seitest thy hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.

21 The Lord shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from ofl' the land, whither thou goest to possess it.

22 The Lord shallsrailc thee with a consumption, and willi a fever, anil with an inilammation, and with aa extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.

'23 And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.

24 The Lord shall make the rain of Ihy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it comedown upon thee, until thou be destroyed.

25 The Lord shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt £0OMtone wav ascainst Uiem,au4.

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