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of theft—of damage. CHAP.

4 Eye, for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, 25 Burning for burning," wound for wound, stripe for stripe. 26 And if a man smite the eye of his

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perish; he shall let him go free for his eye's sake: #7 Anishesmoke outhis man-servant's tooth, or his maid-servant’s tooth; he shall let him go free for his tooth's sake. 28 ‘I É an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die; then the ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be quit. " 29 But if the ox were wont to push with his horn in time past, and it hath been testified to his owner, and he hath not kept him in, but that he hath killed a man or a woman; the ox shall be stoned, and his owner also shall be put to death. 30 If there be laid on him a sum of mo

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a man shall dig a pit, and not cover it, and an ox or an ass fall theren; 34 The owner of the pit shall make it good, and give mone them; and the dead beast shall be his. 35 And if one man's ox hurt another's that he die, then they shall sell the live ox, and divide the money of it, and the dead or also they shall Wivide. 36 Or if it be known that the ox hath used to push in time past, and his owner hath not kept him in; he shall surely pay ox for ox, and the dead shall be his own. AP. XXII F a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it ; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep. 2"if a thiefbe found brea .# up, and be smitten that he die, there shall no blood be shed for him. 3 If the sun be risen upon him there shall be blood shed for him: for he should make full restitution ; if he have no

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XXII. Of trespasses—borrowing, 4.e.

so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field be consumed therewith: he that kindled the fire shall surely maker restitution. 7" If a mánshall deliver unto his neigh. bour money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man's house; if the thief be found, let him pay double. 8 If the thief be not found, then the master of the house shall be brought unto the judges; to see whether he have put his hand unto his neighbour's goods. 9 For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing which another challengeth to be his : the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbour. 10. If a man deliver unto his neighbour an ass, or an ox, or a sheep, or any beast to keep ; and it die, or be hurt, or driven away, no man seeing it : 11 Then shall an oath of the Lord be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour's goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good. 12 And if it be stolen from him, he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof. 13 If it be torn in pieces; then let him bring it for witness, and he shall not make igood that which was torn. 14 T And if a man borrow aught of his neighbour, and it be hurt, ordie, the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good. 15 But if the owner thereof be with it, he shall not make it good: if it be a hired thing, it came for his hire. 16 T And if a man entice a maid that is not betrothed, and lie with her, he shall surely endow her to be his wife. 17. If her father utterly refuse to give her unto him, he shall pay money according to # dowry of virgins. li 18 Ts Thou shalt not suffer a witch to lWe. 19's Whosoever lieth with a beast shall surely be put to death: 20 || He that sacrificeth unto # save unto the Lord only, he shall terly destroyed. 21 || Thou shalt neither vexa stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in

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thing, then he shall be sold for his theft. , the land of #. 4. If the theft be certainly found in his 22 Ye shals not afflict any widow, or hand alive, whether it be ox, or ass, or fatherless child, sheep; he shall restore double. 23 If thou afflict them in any wise, and 5 i. If a man shall cause a field or vine-they cry at all unto me, I wils surely hear yard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, their cry; and hail feed in another man's field of "24 And my wrath shall wax hot, and I

the best of his own field, and of the best of

bis own vineyard shall he make restitution. G. If fire break o and catch in thorns,

will kill you with the sword; and your wives shall be widows, and your children

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25 || If thou lend money to |s my ople that is poor by thee, thou shalt not p. to him as a usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury. 26"| If thou at all take “hy neighbour's raiment to pledge, thou shalt deliver it unto him by that he sun goeth down: 27 For that is his covering only, it is his raiment for his skin: wherein shall he sleep?wand it shall come to pass, when he crieth unto me, that I will hear; for I am gracious. 28 || Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people. 29 || Thou shalt not delay to |. the first of thy ripe fruits, and of thy siquors: the first-born of thy sons shalt thou give unto me. 30 Likewise shalt thou do with thine oxen, and with thy sheep: seven days it shall be with his dam; on the eighth day thou shalt give it me. 31 And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the

dogs. - CHAP. XXIII. HOU shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness. 2 Thou shalt, not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment: 3 T Neither shalt thou countenance a poor man in his cause: 4 " If thou meet thine enemy's ox or his ass o: astray, thou shalt surely bring it back to him again. 5 If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him. 0 || Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of o in his cause. 7 Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not : for I will not justify the wicked. 8 And thou shalt take no gift; for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous. 9 Also thou shalt not oppress a stranger: for ye know the heart of a stranger, #;"; ye were strangers in the iaid of 2gypt. 10 And six years thou shalt sow th land, and shalt gather in the fruits thereof: 11 But the seventh year thou shalt let it rest and lie still; that the poor of thy eople may eat :, and what they leave the easts of the field shall eat. In like manner thou shalt deal with thy vineyard, and wi.h thy oliveyard. 12 of Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest :

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the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed. 13 T And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth. 14 T Three times thou shalt keep a feast unto me in the year. 15 Thou shalt keep the feast of unleavened bread : (thou shalt eat unleavened bread seven days, as I commanded thee, in the time appointed of the month Abib ; for in it thou camest out from Egypt : and none shall appear before me empty :) 16 And the feast of harvest, the firstfruits of thy labours, which thou hast sown in thy field: and the feast of ingathering, which is in the end of the year, when thou § gathered in thy so out of the eiol. 17 Three times in the year all thy males shall appear before the Load God. 18 || Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leavened bread: neither shall the fat of my sacrifice remain until the morning. 19 The first of the first-fruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk. 20 T. Behold, I send an Angel before thee, to keep thee in the way, and to bring thee into the place which I have o: 21 Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name is in him. 22 But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries. 23 For mine Angel shall go before thee, and bring thee in unto the Amorites, and the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Canaanites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites ; and I will cut them off. 2. Thom halt"not bow down to their gods, nor serve them, nor do after their works: but thou shalt o overthrow them, and quite break down their images. 25 And ye shall serve the Lord §§ God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee. 26 There shall nothing cast their young, nor be barren, in } and : the number of thy days I will fulfil. 27 I will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I § make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee. 28 And I will send hornets before thee, which shall drive out the Hivite, the Canaanite, and the Hittite from before thee. • 29 I will not drive them out from be

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fore thee in one *::: lest the land beMoses builds an altar.

"jo, ainst thee. 30 By them out from before thee, until thou be increased, and inherit the land. 31. And I will set thy bounds from the Red sea even unto the sea of the Philistimes, and from the desert unto the river: for I will deliver the inhabitants of the land into your hand; and thou shalt drive them out before thee. ' 32 Thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor with their gods. 33. They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me: for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee. CHAP. XXIV. ND he said unto Moses, Come up unto the Lord, thou, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel; and worship ye afar off. 2 And Moses alone shall come near the LoRD : but they shall not come nigh; neither shall the people go up with him. 3 *| And Moses came and told the peo

ple all the words of the Lord, and all the J nts: and all the people answered with one voice, and said, All the words

which the Lord hath said will we do. 4 T And Moses wrote all the words of the Load, and rose up early in the morning, and builded an altar under the hill, and twelve pillars according to the twelve tribes of Israel. 5 And he sent young men of the children of Israel, which offered burnt-offerings, and sacrificed peace-offerings of oxen unto the Lord. 6 *| And Moses took half of the blood, and put it in basóns; and half of the blood he sprinkled on the altar. 7 And he took the book of the covenant, and read in the audience of the peole: and they said, All that the LoRD so said will we do, and be obedient. 8 And Moses took the blood,and sprinkled, it on the people, and said, Behold the blood of the covenant, which the Lord hath made with you concerning all these words. 9 || Then went up Moses, and Aaron, Nadab, and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel: 10 And they saw the God of Israel: and there was under his feet as it were a paved work of a sapphire-stone, and as it were the body of heaven in his clearness. 11 And upon the nobles of the children of Israel he laid not his hand: also they saw God, and did eat and drink. s? And the Load said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I

CHAP. XXIV, XXV. Offering for the tabernacle. tome desolate, and the beast of the field

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have written; that thoumayest teach them. 13 And Moses rose up, and his minister Joshua : and Moses went up into the mount of God. 14 T And he said unto the elders, Tar ryye here for us, until we come again unto you : and behold, Aaron and Hur are with you : if any man have any matters to do, let him come unto them. 15 T And Moses went up into the mount, and a cloud covered the mount. 16 And the glory of the LoRd abode upon mount Sinai, and the cloud, covered it six days: and the seventh day he called unto Moses out of the midst of the cloud. 17 And the sight of the glory of the LoRD was like devouring fire on the top of the mount in the eyes of the children of Israel. 18 And Moses went into the midst of the cloud, and gat him up into the mount: and Moses was in the mount forty days and forty nights. CHAP. XXV. ND the Lord spake unto Moses, sayIng, 2 Speak unto the children of Israel, that they bring me an offering : of every man that giveth it willingly with his heart ye shall take my offering. 3 And this is the offering which ye shall take of them; gold, and silver, and brass, 4 And blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine linen, and goats' hair, 5 And rams' skins died red, and badgers’ skins, and shittim wood, 6-Oil for the light, spices for anointing oil, and for sweet incense, 7. Onyx-stones, and stones to be set in the ephod, and in the breast-plate.’ 8 And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them. 9 According to all that I shew thee, after the pattern of the tabernacle, and the pattern of all the instruments thereof, even so shall ye make it. 10 T And they shall make an ark of shittim-wood: two cubits and a half shall ibe the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. 11 And thou shalt overlay it with pure old, within and without shalt thou overay it, and shalt make upon it a crown of gold round about. 12 And thoushalt cast four rings of gold for it, and put them in the four corners thereof; and two rings shall be in the one o: of it, and two rings in the other side . of it. : 13 And thoushalt make staves of shittim. wood, and overlay them with gold. 14 And thou shalt put the staves into the rings by the sides of the ark, that the ark may be boo; with them.

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15 The staves shall be in the rings of the ark: they shall not be taken from it. 16 And thou shalt §. into the ark the testimony which I shall give thee. 17 || And thoushalt make a mercy-seat of pure gold: two cubits and a half shall e the length thereof, and a cubit and a half the breadth thereof. 18 And thou shalt make two cherubims of gold, of beaten work shalt thou make them, in the two ends of the mercy-seat. 19 And make one cherub on the one end, and the other cherub on the other end: even of the mercy-seat shall ye make the cherubims on the two ends thereof. 20 And the cherubims shall stretch forth their wings on high, covering the mercyseat with their wings, and their faces shall look one to another ; toward the mercyseat shall the faces of the cherubims be. 21 And thou shalt put the mercy-seat above upon the ark; and in the ark thou shalt put the testimony that I shall give

thee. 22 And there I will meet with thee, and I will commune with thee from above the mercy-seat, from between the two Jerubim; which are upon the ark of the testimony, of all things which I will give }. jo commandment unto the children of Srael. 23 T Thou shalt also make a table of shittim-wood: two cubits shall be the length, thereof, and a cubit, the breadth thereof, and a cubit and a half the height thereof. 24 And thou shalt overlay it with pure gold, and make thereto a crown of gold round about. 25 And thou shalt make unto it a border of , a hand-breadth round about, and thou shalt make a golden crown to the border thereof round about. 26 And thou shalt make for it four rings of gold, and put the rings in the four corners that are on the four feet thereof. 27 Over against the border shall the rings be for places of the staves to bear the table. 28 And thou shalt make the staves o shittim-wood, and overlay them with gold, that the table may be borne with them. 29 And thou shalt make the dishes tnereof, and spoons thereof, and covers thereof, and bowls thereof, to cover withal: of pure gold shalt thou make them. 30 And thou shalt set upon the table shew-bread before me alway. 31 || And thou shalt make a candlestick of3. old: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made : his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same. 32 And six branches shall come out of

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dlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side : 33 Three bowls made like unto almonds, with a knop and a flower in one branch : and three bowls made like al-monds in the other branch, with a knop and a flower: so in the six branches that come out of the candlestick. 34 And in the candlestick shall be four bowls made like unto almonds, with their knops and their flowers. 35 And there shall be a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, and a knop under two branches of the same, according to the six branches that proceed out of the candlestick. 36. Their knops and their branches shall be of the same : all of it shall be one beaten work of pure gold. 37 And thou shalt make the seven lamps thereof: and they shall light the lamps thereof, that they may give light over against it. 38 And the tongs thereof, and the snuff dishes thereof, shall be of pure gold. 39 Qf a talent of pure gold shall he make it, with all these vessels. 40 And look that thou make them after their pattern, which was shewed thee in

the mount. - CHAP. XXVI. t OREOVER, thou shalt make the tabernacle with ten curtains of fine twined linen, and blue, and purple, and scarlet: with cherubims of cunning work shalt thou make them. 2 The length of one curtain shall be o and twenty cubits, and the breadth of one curtain four cubits : and every one of the curtains shall have one measure. 3 The five curtains shall be coupled together one to another; and other five curtains shall be coupled one to another. 4 And thou shalt make loops of blue upon the edge of the one curtain from the selvedge in the coupling; and likewise shalt thou make in the uttermost edge of another curtain, in the coupling of the second. : 5 Fifty loops shalt thou make in the one curtain, and fifty loops shalt thou make in the edge of the curtain that is in the coupling of the second; that the loops may take hold one of another. 6 And thou shalt make fifty taches of gold, and couple the curtains together with the taches: and it shall be one tabernacle. 7 || And thou shalt make curtains of oats’ hair to be a covering upon the taernacle: eleven curtains shalt thou make. 8 The length of one curtain shall be thir

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four cubits: and the eleven curtains shall fe all of one measure. 9 And thou shalt couple five curtains by themselves, and six curtains by themselves, and shalt double the sixth curtain in the fore-front of the tabernacle. 10 And thou shalt make fifty loops on the edge of the one curtain that is outmost

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of the curtain which coupleth the second. 11 And thou shalt make fifty taches of brass, and put the taches into the loops, and couple the tent together, that it may be one. 12 And the remnant that remaineth of the curtains of the tent, the half curtain that remaineth, shall hang over the backside of the tabernacle. 13 And a cubit on the one side, and a cubit on the other side of that which remaineth in the length of the curtains of the tent, it shall hang over the sides of the tabernacle on this side and on that side, to tover it. 14 T And thou shalt make a coverin for the tent of rams' skins dyed red, o a covering above of badgers' skins.

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tabernacle of shittimwoodstanding up. 16 Ten cubits shall be the length of a board, and a cubit and a half shall be the breadth of one board. 17 Two tenons shall there be in one board, set in order ome against another: thus halt thou make for all the boards of the tabernacle. 18 And thou shalt make the boards for the tabernacle, twenty beards on the south side southward. 19 And thou shalt make forty sockets of silver under the twenty boards: two sockets under one board .# two tenons, and two sockets under another board for his two tenons. 20 And for the second side of the tabernacle on the north side there shall be twenty boards 3i And their forty sockets of silver; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board. 22 And for the sides of the tabernacle westward thou shalt make six boards. 23 And two boards shalt thou make for the corners of the tabernacle in the two sides. 24 And they shall be coupled together beneath, and they shall be coupled together above the head of it unto one ring: thus shall it be for them both ; they shall be for the two corners. 25 And they shall be eight boards, and their sockets of silver, sixteen sockets; two sockets under one board, and two sockets under another board. 26 And thou shalt make bars of shittim wood; five for the boards of the one side

XXVII. The altar of burnt-offering. ,

27 And five bars for the boards of the other side of the tabernacle, and five bars for the boards of the side of the tabernacle, for the two sides westward. 28 And the middle bar in the midst of' the boards shall reach from end to end. 29 And thou shalt overlay the Loards with i. and make their rings of gold aces for the bars: and thou shaft overlay the bars with gold. 30 And thou shalt rear up the tabernacle according to the fashion thereof which was shewed thee in the mount. 31 || And thou shalt make avail of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen of cunning work: with cherubims shall it be made. 32 And thou shalt hang it upon four pillars of shittim-wood overlaid with gold : their hooks shall be of gold upon the four sockets of silver. 33 And thou shalt hang up the vail under the taches, that thou o: bring in . . thither within the vail the ark of the testimony: and the vail shall divide unto ou between the holy place and the most

oly. 34 And thou shalt put the mercy-seat upon the ark of the testimony in the most holy place. 35 And thou shalt set the table without the vail, and the candlestick over against the table on the side of the tabernacle toward the south : and thou shalt put the table on the north side. 36 T And thou shalt make a hanging for the door of the tent, of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and fine twined linen, wrought with needle-work, 37. And thou shalt make for the hanging five pillars of shittim-wood, and overlay them with gold, and their hooks shall be of gold : and thou shalt cast five sockets of É. for them. * CHAP. XXVII. A'. thou shalt make an altar of shittin wood, five cubits long, and five cubits broad; the altarshall be four-square; and the height thereof shall be three cubits. 2 And thou shalt make the horns of it upon the four corners thereof: his horns shall be of the same: and thou shalt overlay it with brass. 3.And thoushalt make his pans to receive his ashes, and his shovels, and his basons, and his flesh-hooks, and his fire-pans: all the vessels thereofthou shalt make of brass. 4 And thou shalt make for it a grate of net-work of brass; and upon the net shalt thou make four brazen rings in the four corners thereof. 5 And thou shalt put it under the com; pass of the altar beneath, that, the .net. may be even to the midst of the altar.

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