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cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, 8 but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you. 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, nor touch their dead carcase. 9 These ye shall eat of all that are in the waters: all that have fins and scales 10 shall ye eat: and whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye may not eat; it is
unclean unto you. 11, 12 of all clean birds ye shall eat. But these are they of which ye shall not eat :
13 the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray, and the glede, and the kite, and the 14, 15 vulture after his kind, and every raven after his kind, and the owl, and the night
16 hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind, the little owl, and the great 17 owl, and the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle, and the cormorant, and 18 the stork, and the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat. And 19 every creeping thing that fieth is unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten. 20 But of all clean fowls ye may eat.
Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it ; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for thou art an holy people unto the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not
seethe a kid in his mother's milk. 22 Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth 23 year by year. And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which
he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the Lord thy God always.
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 25 his name there, when the LORD thy God hath blessed thee: then shalt thou
turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and shalt go unto the 26 place which the LORD thy God shall choose: 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 gates; thou shalt not forsake him; for he hath
no part nor inheritance with thee. 28 At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine increase 29 the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates : and the Levite, (because he
hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, 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. 15 At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release. And this is the
manner of the release: Every 2 creditor that lendeth aught unto his neighbour 2 shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother; because 3 it is called the Lord's release. Of a foreigner thou mayest exact it again : but 4 that which is thine with thy brother thine hand shall release; 5 save when there
shall be no poor among you; for the LORD shall greatly bless thee in the 5 land which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it: only if
thou carefully hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all 6 these commandments which I command thee this day. For the LORD thy God
blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; 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
gales in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden 8 thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother : but thou shalt open
thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in 9 that which he wanteth. Beware that there be not a 4 thought in thy 5 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 10 Lord against thee, and it be sin unto thee. Thou shalt surely give him, and thine
1 Heb. asketh of thee.
3 Or, to the end that there be 4 Heb. word.
5 Heb. Belial.
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 n thine hand unto. For the poor shall never cease out of the land : therefore I
command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy
poor, and to thy needy, in thy land. 12 And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him
free 13 from thee. And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let 14 him go away empty : thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy Rock, and out
of thy floor, and out of thy winepress : of that wherewith the LORD thy God hath 15 blessed thee thou shalt give unto him. And thou shalt remember that thou
wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee :
therefore I command thee this thing to-day. 16 And it shall be, if he say unto thee, I will not go away from thee; because 17 he loveth thee and thine house, because he is well with thee; then thou shalt
take an awl, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy 18 servant for ever. And also unto thy maidservant thou shalt do likewise. 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 of thy herd and of thy flock thou shalt sanc
tify unto the LORD thy God: thou shali do no work with the firstling of thy 20 bullock, nor shear the firstling of thy sheep. Thou shalt eat it before the LORD
thy God year by year in the place which the Lord shall choose, thou and thy
And if there be any blemish therein, as if it be lame, or blind, or have any ill 22 blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt eat it
within thy gates: the unclean and the clean person shall eat it alike, as the roe23 buck, and as the hart. Only thou shalt not eat the blood thereof; thou shalt
pour it upon the ground as water. 16 Observe 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 2 by night. Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the passover unto the Lord thy God,
of the flock and the herd, in the place which the LORD shall choose to place his 3 name there. Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou
eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction; for thou camest
forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that thou mayest remember the day 4 when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life. And
there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy coast seven days;
neither shall there any thing of the flesh, which thou sacrificedst the first day at 5 even, remain all night until the morning. Thou mayest not ! sacrifice the pass6 over within any of thy gates, which the Lord thy God giveth thee: 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 7 thou camest forth out of Egypt. And thou shalt roast and eat it in the place
which the LORD thy God shall choose: and thou shalt turn in the morning, and 8 go unto thy tents. Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh
day shall be a 2 solemn assembly to the Lord thy God: thou shalt do no work therein.
Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee: begin to number the seven weeks 10 from such time as thou beginnest to put the sickle to the corn. And thou shalt
keep the feast of weeks unto the LORD thy God with S a tribute of a freewill
offering of thine hand, which thou shalt give unto the LORD thy God, according 11 as the LORD thy God hath blessed thee: and thou shalt rejoice before the LORD
thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates, and the stranger, and the
fatherless, and the widow, that are among you, in the place which the LORD thy 12 God hath chosen to place his name there. and thou shalt remember that thou
wast a bondman in Egypt: and thou shalt observe and do these statutes. 13 Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast 14 gathered in thy 4 corn and thy wine : and thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou,
1 Or, kill.
2 Heb. restraint.
3 Or, suficiency.
4 Heb. floor, and thy wineprcss.
and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and
the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy 15 gates. Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the Lord thy God in
the place which the LORD shall choose: because the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the works of thine hands, therefore thou
shalt surely rejoice. 16 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in
the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the
feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before 17 the Lord empty: every man shall give l as he is able, according to the blessing
of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee. 18 Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy
God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes : and they shall judge the people with 19 just judgment. Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons,
neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the 20 % words of the righteous. That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD 22 thy God, which thou shalt make thee. Neither shalt thou set thee up any
4 image; which the Lord thy God hateth. 17 Thou shalt not sacrifice unto the LORD thy God any bullock, or 5 sheep,
wherein is blemish, or any evilfavouredness : for that is an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the Lord thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the 3 Lord thy God, in transgressing his covenant, and hath gone and served other
gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, 4 which I have not commanded; and it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and
inquired diligently, and behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abo5 mination is wrought in Israel: then shalt thou bring forth that man or that
woman, which have committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man
or that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die. 6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of
death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to 7 death. The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death,
and afterward the hands of all the people. So thou shalt put the evil away from among you.
If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of contro
versy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place 9 which the LORD thy God shall choose; and thou shalt come unto the priests the
Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and inquire; and they 10 shall show thee the sentence of judgment: and thou shalt do according to the
sentence, which they of that place which the LORD shall choose shall show thee; 11 and thou shalt observe to do according to all that they inform thee: according
to the sentence of the law which they shall teach thee, and according to the judg
ment which they shall tell thee, thou shalt do: thou shalt not decline from the 12 sentence which they shall show thee, to the right hand, nor to the left. And the
man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest that
standeth to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even that 13 man shall die: and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel. And all the people
shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously. 14 When thou art come unto the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee, and
shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over me, 15 like as all the nations that are about me; thou shalt in any wise set him king over
thee, whom the Lord thy God shall choose : one from among thy brethren shalt
thou set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee, which is not 16 thy brother. But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people
to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses : forasmuch as the 17 Lord hath said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way. Neither
1 Heb. according to the gift of his hand. 3 Heb. Justice, justice. 2 Or, matters.
4 Or, statue, or, pillar.
5 Or, goal.
shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away: neither shall he 18 greatly multiply to himself silver and gold. And it shall be, when he sitteth
upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a 19 book out of that which is before the priests the Levites: and it shall be with him,
and he shall read therein all the days of his life : that he may learn to fear the
Lord his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them: 20 that his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from
the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may pro
long his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel. 18 ,
heritance with Israel : they shall eat the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and 2 his inheritance. Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren :
the Lord is their inheritance, as he hath said unto them. 3 And this shall be the priest's due from the people, from them that offer a sac
rifice, whether it be ox or sheep; and they shall give unto the priest the shoulder, 4 and the two cheeks, and the maw. The firstfruit also of thy corn, of thy wine, 5 and of thine oil, and the first of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou give him. For
the LORD thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stand to minister in
the name of the Lord, him and his sons for ever. 6 And if a Levite come from any of thy gates out of all Israel, where he sojourned, and come with all the desire of his
mind unto the place which the Lord 7 shall choose; then he shall minister in the name of the Lord his God, as all his 8 brethren the Levites do, which stand there before the LORD. They shall have
like portions to eat, beside that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony. 9 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou 10 shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations. There shall not be
found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the
fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch, 11 ora charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer. 12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord: and because of
these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, 13, 14 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God. For these nations, which thou
shalt Spossess, hearkened unto observers of times, and unto diviners : but as for
thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do. 15 The Lord thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, 16 of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken; according to all that
thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying,
Let me not hear again the voice of the Lord my God, neither let me see this 17 great fire any more, that I die not. And the Lord said unto me, They have 18 well spoken that which they have spoken. I will raise them up a Prophet from
among their brethren, like unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and 19 he shall speak unto them all that I shall command him. And it shall come to
pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my
name, I will require it of him. 20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I
have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, 21 even that prophet shall die. And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know 22 the word which the Lord hath not spoken? When a prophet speaketh in the
name of the Lord, if the thing follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the Lord hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it presumptuously:
thou shalt not be afraid of him. 19 When the LORD thy God hath cut off the nations, whose land the Lord thy
God giveth thee, and thou + succeedest them, and dwellest in their cities, and in 2 their houses; thou shalt separate three cities for thee in the midst of thy land, 3 which the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it. Thou shalt prepare thee a
way, and divide the coasts of thy land, which the Lord thy God giveth thee to inherit, into three parts, that every slayer may tee thither. 4 And this is the case of the slayer, which shall flee thither, that he may live: 5 Whoso killeth his neighbour ignorantly, whom he hated not 5 in time past; as
when a man goeth into the wood with his neighbour to hew wood, and his hand
1 Heb. his sales by the fathers.
3 Or, inherit.
5 Heb. from yesterday
the third day.
fetcheth a stroke with the ax to cut down the tree, and the 1 head slippeth from
the helve, and 3 lighteth upon his neighbour, that he die; he shall flee unto one 6 of those cities, and live: lest the avenger of the blood pursue the slayer, while
his heart is hot, and overtake him, because the way is long, and 4 slay him;
whereas he was not worthy of death, inasmuch as he hated him not 5 in time past. 7 Wherefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt separate three cities for thee. 8 And if the Lord thy God enlarge thy coast, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers, 9 and give thee all the land which he promised to give unto thy fathers; if thou
shalt keep all these commandments to do them, which I command thee this day,
to love the LORD thy God, and to walk ever in his ways; then shalt thou add 10 three cities more for thee, beside these three: that innocent blood be not shed
in thy land, which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood
be upon thee. 11 But if any man hate his neighbour, and lie in wait for him, and rise up against
him, and smite him mortally that he die, and fleeth into one of these cities: 12 then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him thence, and deliver him into 13 the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die. Thine eye shall not pity
him, but thou shalt put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it may
go well with thee. 14 Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour's landmark, which they of old time have
set in thine inheritance, which thou shalt inherit in the land that the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.
One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of 16 three witnesses, shall the matter be established. If a false witness rise up against 17 any man to testify against him 7 that which is wrong; then both the men, between
whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the 18 judges, which shall be in those days; and the judges shall make diligent inqui
sition: and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified falsely 19 against his brother; then shall ye do unto him, as he had thought to have done 20 unto his brother : so shalt thou put the evil away from among you. And those
which remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth commit no more any 21 such evil among you. And thine eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life,
eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot. 20 When thou goest out to battle against thine
enemies, and seest horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them : for the LORD thy 2 God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt. And it
shall be, when ye are come nigh unto the battle, that the priest shall approach 3 and speak unto the people, and shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach
this day unto battle against your enemies : let not your hearts & faint, fear not, 4 and do not o tremble, neither be ye terrified because of them ; for the LORD your
God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you. 5 And the officers shall speak unto the people, saying, What man is there that
hath built a new house, and hath not dedicated it?' let him go and return to his 6 house, lest he die in the battle, and another man dedicate it. And what man is
he that hath planted a vineyard, and hath not yet 10 eaten of it? let him also go
and return unto his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man eat of it. 7 And what man is there that hath betrothed a wife, and hath not taken her? let
him go and return unto his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man 8 take her. And the officers shall speak further unto the people, and they shall
say, What man is there that is fearful and fainthearted ? let him go and return 9 unto his house, lest his brethren's heart 11 faint as well as his heart. And it shall
be, when the officers have made an end of speaking unto the people, that they shall make captains of the armies 12 to lead the people.
When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace 11 unto it. And it shall be, if it make thee answer of peace, and open unto thee,
then it shall be, that all the people that is found therein shall be tributaries unto 12 thee, and they shall serve thee. And if it will make no peace with thee, but 1 Heb. iron.
5 Heb. from yesterday the third 9 Heb. make haste.
10 Heb. made it common. 3 Heb. findeth.
6 Heb. in lify. 4 Heb. smite him in 7 Or, falling away.
12 Heb. to be in the head of the life. 8 Heb. be tender.
2 Heb. wood.
11 Heb. molt.