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The waters at JMarah sweetened. EXODUS.

as still as a stone; till thy people pass over, O Lord, till the people pass over, which thou hast purchased. 17 Thou shalt bring them in, and plant then in the mountain of thine inheritance, in the place, O Lord, which thou hast made for thee to dwell in ; in the sanctuary, O Lord, which thy hands have established. 18 The Lord shall reign for ever and ever. 19 For the horse of Pharaoh went in with his chariots and with his horsemen into the sea, and the Lord brought again the waters of the sea upon them: but the children of Israel went on dry land in the midst of the sea. 20 T And Miriam the prophetess, the sister of Aaron, took a timbrel in her hand; and all the women went out after her, with timbrels, and with dances. 21 And Miriam answered them, Singye to the Lord, for he hath triumphed gloriously: the horse and his rider hath he thrown into the sea. 22 So Moses brought Israel from the Red sea, and they went out into the wilderness of Shur; and they went three days in the wilderness, and found no water. 23 T And when they came to Marah, they could not drink of the waters of Marah ; for they were bitter: therefore the name of it was called Marah. 24 And the Wi. murmured against Moses, saying, What shall we drink? 25 And he cried unto the Lord ; and the LoRD shewed him a tree, which when he had cast into the waters, the waters were made sweet: there he made for them a statute and an ordinance, and there he proved them, 26 And said, If thou wilt diligentl hearken to the voice of the Lord thy ğ. and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases ". thee, which I have brought upon the ptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee. 27 || And they came to Elim, where overe twelve wells of water, and threescore and ten palm-trees: and they cncamped there by the waters. §. XVI. A\o they took their journey from Elim, and all the congregation of the children of Israel came unto the wilderness of Sin, which is between Elim and Sinai, on the fifteenth day of the second month after their departing out of the land of Egypt. 2 And the whole congregation of the children of Israel murmured against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness: 3 And the children of Israel said unto them, Would to God we had died by the hand of the LoRD in the land of Egypt,

Quails and manna sent.

when we sat by the flesh-pots, and when we did eat bread to the full: for ye have brought us forth into this wilderness, to kill this whole assembly with hunger. 4 * Then said the i. unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you ; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate everyday, that I may rove them, whether they will walk in my aw, or no. . 5. And it shall come to pass, that on the sixth day they shall prepare that which they bring in; and it shall be twice as much as they gather daily. 6 And Moses and Aaron said unto all the children of Israel. At even, then ye shall know that the LoRD hath brought you out from the land of Egypt: 7 And in the morning, then ye shall see the glory of the Lord: for that he heareth your murmurings against the Lord: And what are we, that ye murmur against us 2 8 And Moses said, This shall be when the LoRD shall give you in the evening flesh to eat, and in the morning bread to the full; for that the Lord heareth your murmurings, which ye murmur against him: And what are we? your murmurings are not against us, but against the Lord. 9 T.And Moses spake unto Aaron, Say unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, Come near before the Lord: for he hath heard your murmurings. 10 And it came to pass, as Aaron spake unto the whole congregation of the children of Israel, that they looked toward the wilderness, and behold, the glory of the Lord appeared in the cloud. 11 || And the LoRD spake unto Moses, saying, 12 I have heard the murmurings of the children of Israel; speak unto them, saying, At even ye shall eat flesh, and in the morning ye shall be filled with bread: and ye shall know that I am the Lord your God. 13 And it came to pass, that at even the quails came up, and covered the camp : and in the morning the dew lay round about the host. 14 And when the dew that lay was gone up, behold, upon the face of the wilderness there lay a small round thing, as small as the hoar frost on the ground: 15 And when the children of Israel saw it, they said one to another, It is manna : for they wist not what it was. And Moses said unto them, This is the bread which the Lond hath given you to eat. 16 || This is the thing which the Lord hath commanded, Gather of it every man according to his eating: an omer for every man according to the number of your persons, takeye every man for them whicl, are

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The Sabbath appointed for rest, CHAP.

17 And the children of Israel did so, and gathered, some more, some less. 18 And when they did mete it with an omer, he that gathered much had nothing over, and he that gathered little had no lack: they gathered every man according to his eating. 19 And Moses said, Let no man leave of it till the morning. 20 Notwithstanding, they hearkened not unto Moses; but some of them left of it until the morning, and it bred worms, andstank: and Moses was wroth with them. 21 And they gathered it every morning, every man according to his eating: and when the sun j. it melted. 22 || And it came to pass, that on the sixth day they gathered twice as much bread, two omers for one man: and all the rulers of the congregation came and told Moses. 23 And he said unto them. This is that which the Lord hath said, To-morrow is the rest of the holy sabbath unto the Lord: bake that which ye will bake to-day, and seethe that ye will seethe ; and that which remaineth over, lay up for you to be kept until the o o 24 And they said it | till the morning, as Moses bade: and it did not stink, neither was there Worm t in. . 25 And Moses said, Eat that to-day; for to-day is a sabbath unto the LoRD; today ye shall not find it in the field. 26 Six days ye shall gather it; but on the seventh day, which is the sabbath, in it there shall be none. 27 's And it came to pass, that there went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none. 28 And the Lord said unto Moses, How of refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws 7

29 See, for that the Lord hath given you the sabbath, therefore he giveth you on the sixth day the bread of two days: abide ye every man in his place, let no man go out of his place on the seventh day. do So the people rested on the seventh

Y. 31 And the house of Israel called the name thereof Manna: and it was like coriso. white; and the taste of it was like wafers made with honey. 32. T And Moses said, This is the thing which the Lord commandeth, Fill an omer of it to be kept for your generations; that they may see the bread wherewith I have fed you in the wilderness, when I brought you forth from the land of Egypt. 33 And Moses said unto Aaron, Take a pot, and put anomer full of manna therein, and lay it up before the Lond, to be kept r your generations.

XVII. Moses smiles the rock in Horeb.

Aaron laid it up before the Testimony, to be kept. 35 And the children of Israel did eat manna forty years, until they came to a land inhabited : they did eat manna, until they came unto the borders of the land of anaan. 36. Now an omer is the tenth part of an

ephah. r CHAP. XVII. A. all the congregation of the children of Israel journeyed from the wilderness of Sin, after their journeys, according to the commandment of the Lord, and pitched in Rephidim: and there was no water for the people to drink. 2. Wherefore the people did chide with Moses, and said, Give us water that we may drink. And Moses said unto them, Why chide ye with me? wherefore doye tempt the Lord 2 3 And the people thirsted there for water; and the people murmured against Moses, and . erefore is this that thouhastbrought us up out of Egypt to kill us and our children and our cattle with thirst 7 4 And Moses cried unto the Lord, saying, What shall. I do unto this people? they be almost ready to stone me. 5 And the Lord said unto Moses, Go on before the people, and take with thee of the elders of Israel; and thy rod, wherewith thou smotest the river, take in thine hand, and go. 6 Behold, will stand before thee there upon the rock in Horeb; and thou shalt smite the rock, and there shall come water out of it, that the people may drink. And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel. 7 And he called the name of the place Massah, and Meribah, because of the chiding of the children of Israel, and be cause they tempted the LoRD, saying, Is the Lord among us, or not ? 8 || Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim. 9 And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and so out, fight with Amalek: to-morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand. 10 So Joshua did as Moses had said to him, and fought with Amalek; and Moses, on, and Hur, went up to the top of the hill. 11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed. 12 But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon: and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one

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Joshua discomfits.linalek.

his hands were steady until the going down
of the sun.
13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and
his people with the edge of the sword.
14 '. the Lord said unto Moses,
Write this for a memorial in a book, and
rehearse it in the ears of Joshua : for I will
utterly put out the remembrance of Ama-
lek from under heaven.
15 TT And Moses built an altar, and
called the name of it JEHOVAH-nissi:
16 For he said, Because the Lond hath
sworn that the Lord will have war with
Amalek froméo"." to generation.
HAP. o
HEN Jethro the priest of Midian,
Moses’ father-in-law, heard of all
that God had done for Moses, and for Is-
rael his people, and that the LoRD had
brought |. out of Egypt:
2 Then Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law,
took Zipporah, Moses’ wife, after he had
sent her back,
3 And her two sons; of which the name
of the one was Gershom ; (for he said, I
have been an alien in a strange o
4 And the name of the other was Elie-
zer; (for the God of my father, said he,
was mine help, and delivered me from the
sword of Pharaoh:)
5 And Jethro, Moses' father-in-law,
came with his sons and his wife unto Mo-
ses into the wilderness, where he encamp-
ed at the mount of God:
6 And he said unto Moses, I thy father-
in-law Jethro am come unto thee, and
thy wife, and her two sons with her.
7 | And Moses went out to meet his
father-in-law, and did obeisance, and kiss-
ed him: and they asked each other of their
welfare : and they came into the tent.
8 And Moses told his father-in-law all
that the Lord had done unto Pharaoh, and
to the §. for Israel's sake, and all
the travail that had come unon them by the
way, and how the Lord delivered them.
9 And Jethro rejoiced for all the good-
mess which the Lord had done to Israel,
whom he had delivered out of the hand of
the Egyptians.
10 And Jethro said, Blessed be the
LoRD, who hath delivered you out of the
hand of the Egyptians, and out of the hand
of Pharaoh, who hath delivered the people
from under the hand of the Egyptians.
11 Now I know that the Lord is greater
than all gods: for in the thing wherein
they dealt proudly, he was above them.
12 And Jethro, Moses’ father-in-law,
took a burnt-offering and sacrifices for
God: and Aaron came, and all the elders
of Israel to eat bread with Moses’ father-
in-law before God.
13 || And it came to pass on the mor-
row, that Moses sat to judge the people:

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and the people stood by Moses from the
morning unto the evening.
14 And when Moscs' father-in-law saw
all that he did to the people, he said, What
is this thing that thou doest to the people?
Why sittest thou thyself alone, and all the
people stand by thee from morning unto
15 And Moses said unto his father-in-
law, Because the people come unto me to
inquire of God:
16 When o have a matter, they come
unto me, and I judge between one an :
another, and I 3. make them know the
statutes of God, and his laws.
17 And Moses' father-in-law said unto
him, The thing that thou doest is not good.
18 Thou wilt surely wear away, both
thou, and this people that is with thee: for
this thing is too heavy for thee; thou art
not able to perform it thyself alone.
19 Hearken now unto my voice, I will
give thee counsel, and God shall be with
thee: Be thou for the people to God-ward,
that thoumayest bring the causes unto God:
20 And thou shalt teach them ordinances
and laws, and shalt shew them the wa
wherein they must walk, and the wor
that they must do.
21 Moreover, thon shalt provide out of
all the Fol. men, such as fear God,
men of truth, hating covetousness; and
place such over them to be rulers of thou-
sands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of
fifties, and rulers of tens:
22 And let them judge the people at all
seasons: and it shall be, that every great
matter they shall bring unto thee, but
every matter they shall judge : so
shals it be easier for thyself, and they shall
bear the burden with thee.
23 If thou shalt do this thing, and God
command thee so, then thou shalt be able
to endure, and all this people shall also go
to their place in peace.
24 So Moses hearkened to the voice of
other-in-law, and did all that he had
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25 And Moses chose able men out of all
Israel, and made them heads over, the
people, rulers of thousands, rulers of hun-
areds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens.
26 And they judged the people at all
seasons: the hard causes they brought unto
Moses, but every small matter they judged
27 And Moses let his father-in-law de-
É. and he went his way into his own

N the third month, when the children of
Israel were gone forth out of the land
of Egypt, the same day came they into the
wilderness of Sinai.

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dim, and were come to the desert of Sinai, and had pitched in the wilderness; and there Israel encamped before the mount. 3 *. And Moses went up unto God, and the Load called unto him out of the mountain, saying, Thus shalt thou say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel ; 4 Ye have seen what I did unto the Egyptians, and how I bare you on eagles' wings, and brought you unto myself. 5 Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: 6 And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel. 7 T And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the Lord commanded him. 8 And all the people answered together, and said, All that the Lord hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the LoRd. 9 And the Lord said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with thee, 2nd believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words of the people unto the Lord. 10 T And the Lord said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them today and to-morrow, and let them wash their clothes, 11 And lo. the third day: for the third day the Lord will come down in thesight of all the people upon mount Sinai. 12"| And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that i. go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death: : 13 There shall not a hand touch it, but he shall surely be stoned or'shot through: whether it be beast or man, it shall not live : when the trumpet soundeth long, they shall come up to the mount. 14 And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes. 15 And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives. 16 || And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that was in the camp trembled. 17 And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with {...}; and

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18 And mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furnace, and the whole mount quaked greatly. 19 And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice. 20 And the Lond came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the Load called Moses up to the top of the mount; and Moses went o 21 And the Lord said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the LoRd to gaze, and many of them perish. 22 And let the priests also which come near to the Lord, sanctify themselves, lest the Lord break forth upon them. 23 And Moses said unto the Lord, The eople cannot come up to mount Sinai: or thou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it. 24 And the Lord said unto him, Away, get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou, and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people break through, to come up unto the Load, lest he break forth upon them. 25 So Moses went down unto the people, and spake unto them. CHAP. XX. ASP God spake all these words, saying, 2 I am the Lord thy God, whic have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me. 4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord th God am a jealous God, visiting the ini uity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them." that hate me; 6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. 7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LoRD thy God in vain: for the Lond will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 8 Remember the sabbath-day to keep

it o 9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all

thy work: 10 But the seventh day is the sabbath

of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not

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Idolatry forbidden.

servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbathday, and hallowed it: 12 Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long, upon the land which the Loan thy God giveth thee. 13 Thou shalt not kill. 14 Thou shalt not commit adultery. 15 Thou shalt not steal. 16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour. 17 Thou shast not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's. 18 "I And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood asar off. 19 And they said unto. Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die. 20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not : for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not. 21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was. 22 And the Lord said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel; Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven. 23 Yeshall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold. 24. T An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt-offerings, and thy peace-offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee. 25 And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone, for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it. 26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon. CHAP. XXI. No. these are the judgments which thou shalt set before them. 2 If thou buy a Hebrew servant, six ears he shall serve: and in the seventh }. shall go out free for nothing. 3 If he came in by himself, he shall go out by himself: if he were married, then his wife shall go out with him.

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and she havebornehim sons or daughters, the wife and her children shall be her master's, and he shall go out by himself. 5 s And if the servant shall plainly say, I love my master, my wife, and my children; I will not go out free : 6 Then his master shall bring him unto the judges: he shall also bring him to the door, or unto the door-post; and his master shall bore his earthrough with an awl; and he shall serve him for ever. 7 || And if a man sell his daughter to be a maid-servant, she shall not go out as the men-servants do. 8 If she please nother master, who hath betrothed her to himself, then shall he let her be redeemed: to sell her unto a strange nation he shall have no power, seeing fie hath dealt deceitfully with her. 9 And if he have betrothed her unto his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters. 10 If he take him another wife; her food, her raiment, and her duty of marriage shall he not diminish. 11 And if he do not these three unto her, then shall she go out free without money. 12"| He that smiteth a man, so that he die, shall be surely put to death. 13 And if a man lie not in wait, but God deliver him into his hand; then I will appoint thee a place whither he shall flee. 14 But if a man come presumptuously upon his neighbour, to slay him with guile; thou shalt take him from mine altar, that he may die. 15 And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death. 16 T And he that stealeth a man, and selleth him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death. 17 || And he that curseth his father or his mother, shall surely be put to death. 18 Ts And if men strive together, and one smite another with a stone, or with his fist, and he die not, but keepeth his bed: 19 If he rise again, and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that smote him be quit: only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall cause him to be thoroughly healed. 20 And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be o o 21 Notwithstanding, if he continue a day or two, he shall not be punished: for he is his money. 22*. If men strive, and hurt a woman with child, so that her fruit depart from her, and yet no mischief follow: he shall be surely punished, according as the woman's husband will lay upon him; and he shall pay as the judges determine. 23 And if any mischief follow, then thou shalt give life * life,

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