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Divers laws and ordinances. CHAP. XXIV. XXV. Stripes not to erceed forty. 179 but thou shalt not put any in thy vessel. | 14 | Thou shalt not oppress an hired

25 When thou comest into the stand servant that is poor and needy, whether ing-corn of thy neighbour, then thou may he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers est pluck the ears with thine hand: but that are in thy land within thy gates: thou shalt not move a sickle unto thy 15 At his day thou shalt give him his neighbour's standing-corn.

hire, neither shall the sun go down upon CHAP. XXIV.

it, for he is poor, and setteth his heart 1 Of divorce. 6, 10 Of pledges. 7 Of man upon it : lest he cry against thee unto the

stealers. 8 Of leprosy. 14 The hire is to LORD, and it be sin unto thee.

be given. 16 of justice. 19 Of charity. 16 The fathers shall not be put to death W HEN a man hath taken a wife, and || for the children, neither shall the children

W married her, and it come to pass || be put to death for the fathers : every that she find no favour in his eyes, be- || man shall be put to death for his own sin. cause he hath found some uncleanness in 17 | Thou shalt not pervert the judgher : then let him write her a bill of di ment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless, vorcement, and give it in her hand, and nor take a widow's raiment to pledge: send her out of his house.

18 “But thou shalt remember that thou ? And when she is departed out of his wast a bond-man in Egypt, and the LORD base, she may go and be another man's thy God redeemed thee thence : there

fore I command thee to do this thing. And if the latter husband hate her, 19 When thou cuttest down thine and write her a bill of divorcement, and harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a

rreth it in her hand, and sendeth her il sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again ont of his house ; or if the latter husband || to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger, for die, which took her to be his wife; the fatherless, and for the widow : that

4 Her former husband which sent her the Lord thy God may bless thee in all away, may nct take her again to be his || the work of thine hands. wife, after that she is defiled; for that is 20 When thou beatest thine olive-tree, abomination before the LORD: and thou || thou shalt not go over the boughs again : shalt not cause the land to sin, which the it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherLORD thy God giveth thee for an inher Il less, and for the widow. itance.

21 When thou gatherest the grapes of 5 When a man hath taken a new wife, thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it afhe shall not go out to war, neither shall kterward : it shall be for the stranger, for he be charged with any business : but he | the fatherless, and for the widow. shall be free at home one year, and shall 22 And thou shalt remember that thou cheer up his wife which he hath taken. wast a bond-man in the land of Egypt:

6 No man shall take the nether or therefore I command thee to do this thing. the upper millstone to pledge: for he

CHAP. XXV. taketh a man's life to pledge.

1 Stripes must not exceed forty. 4 The 7 (If a man be found stealing any of ox is not to be muzzled. 5 Of raising his brethren of the children of Israel, and seed unto a brother. 11 of the immaketh merchandize of him, or selleth modest woman. 13 Of unjust weights. him ; then that thief shall die ; and thou 17 The memory of Amalek is to be blotshalt put evil away from among you. ted out.

8 Take heed in the plague of leprosy, If there be a controversy between men, that thou observe diligently, and do ac- 1 and they come unto judgment, that cording to all that the priests the Levites the judges may judge them, then they shall teach you : as I commanded them, || shall justify the righteous, and condemn $0 ye shall observe to do

the wicked. 9 Remember what the LORD thy God 2 And it shall be, if the wicked man be did unto Miriam by the way, after that worthy to be beaten, that the judge shall ye were come forth out of Egypt.

cause him to lie down, and to be beaten 10 9 When thou dost lend thy brother before his face, according to his fault, by any thing, thou shalt not go into his house a certain number. to fetch his pledge:

3 Forty stripes he may give him, and not 11 Thou shalt stand abroad, and the exceed : lest if he should exceed, and beat man to whom thou dost lend shall bring him above these with many stripes, then out the pledge abroad unto thee :

thy brother should seem vile unto thee. 12 And if the man be poor, thou shalt 4 Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when not sleep with his pledge:

he treadeth out the corn. 13 In any case thou shalt deliver him 5 If brethren dwell together, and one the pledge again when the sun goeth down, of them die and have no child, the wife that he may sleep in his own raiment, and of the dead shall not marry without unto bless thee; and it shall be righteousness a stranger: her husband's brother shall kinto thee before the LORD thy God, go in unto her, and take her to him to

180 Of weights and measures. DEUTERONOMY. Offering the first-fruits. wife, and perform the duty of an hus- il 2 That thou shalt take of the first of band's brother unto her.

all the fruit of the earth, which thou shalt 6 And it shall be, that the first-born bring of thy land that the LORD thy God

name of his brother which is dead, that and shalt go unto the place which the his name be not put out of Israel.

LORD thy God shall choose to place his 7 And if the man like not to take his name there. brother's wife, then let his brother's wife | 3 And thou shalt go unto the priest go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, that shall be in those days, and say unto My husband's brother refuseth to raise him, I profess this day unto the LORD up unto his brother a name in Israel, he thy God, that I am come into the counwill not perform the duty of my husband's try which the LORD sware unto our fabrother.

thers for to give us. 8 Then the elders of his city shall call 4 And the priest shall take the basket him, and speak unto him: and if he stand out of thine hand, and set it down before to it, and say, I like not to take her, the altar of the Lord thy God.

9 Then shall his brother's wife come 5 And thou shalt speak and say before unto him in the presence of the elders, the LORD thy God, A Syrian ready to and loose his shoe from off his foot, and perish was my father, and he went down spit in his face, and shall answer and say, into Egypt, and sojourned there with a So shall it be done unto that man that few, and became there a nation, great, will not build up his brother's house. mighty, and populous :

10 And his name shall be called in Israel, 6 And the Egyptians evil-entreated us, The house of him that hath his shoe loosed. | and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard

11 TWhen men strive together one bondage : with another, and the wife of the one 7 And when we cried unto the LORD draweth near for to deliver her husband God of our fathers, the Lord heard our out of the hand of him that smiteth him, voice, and looked on our affliction, and and putteth forth her hand, and taketh | our labour, and our oppression : him by the secrets :

8 And the LORD brought us forth out 12 Then thou shalt cut off her hand, of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with thine eye shall not pity her.

an outstretched arm, and with great 13 | Thou shalt not have in thy bag terribleness, and with signs, and with divers weights, a great and a small: wonders ;

14 Thou shalt not have in thine house 9 And he hath brought us into this divers measures, a great and a small : place, and hath given us this land, even a

15 But thou shalt have a perfect and land that floweth with milk and honey. just weight, a perfect and just measure 10 And now, behold, I have brought shalt thou have; that thy days may be the first-fruits of the land, which thou, o lengthened in the land which the LORD LORD, hast given me: and thou shalt set thy God giveth thee.

it before the LORD thy God, and worship 16 For all that do such things, and all before the LORD thy God : that do unrighteously, are an abomination | 11 And thou shalt rejoice in every good unto the LORD thy God.

thing which the LORD thy God hath 17 Remember what Amalek did unto | given unto thee, and unto thine house, thee by the way, when ye were come forth | thou, and the Levite, and the stranger out of Egypt;

that is among you. 13 How he met thee by the way, and 12 | When thou hast made an end of smote the hindmost of thee, even all that | tithing all the tithes of thine increase the quere feeble behind thee, when thou wast || third year, which is the year of tithing, faint and weary; and he feared not God. and hast given it unto the Levite, the 19 Therefore it shall be, when the LORD stranger, the fatherless, and the widow,

that they may eat within thy gates, and enemies round about, in the land which be filled : the LORD thy God giveth thee for an in | 13 Then tliou shalt say before the heritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot LORD thy God, I have brought away the out the remembrance of Amalek from hallowed things out of mine house, and under heaven ; thou shalt not forget it. also have given them unto the Levite, CHAP. XXVI.

and unto the stranger, to the fatherless, 1 The confession of him that offereth the and to the widow, according to all thy

basket of first-fruits. 16 The covenant commandments which thou hast combelwern God and the people.

manded me: I have not transgressed thy AND it shall be, when thou art come commandments, neither have I forgotten

1 in unto the land which the Lord them : thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, 14 I have not eaten thereof in my and possessest it, and dwellest therein ; mourning, neither have I taken away

The law to be written on stones. CHAP. XXVII. Curses from mount Ebal. 181 aught thereof for any unclean use, nor 8 And thou shalt write upon the stones given aught thereof for the dead: but I all the words of this law, very plainly. have hearkened to the voice of the LORD | 9 | And Moses and the priests the Lemy God, and have done according to all vites spake unto all Israel, saying, Take that thou hast commanded me.

heed and hearken, () Israel, this day 15 Look down from thy holy habita- | thou art become the people of the LORD tion, from heaven, and bless thy people thy God. Israel, and the land which thou hast 10 Thou shalt therefore obey the voice given us, as thou swarest unto our fa of the LORD thy God, and do his comthers, a land that floweth with milk and mandments and his statutes which I comhonek.

mand thee this day. 16' This day the LORD thy God hath 11 | And Moses charged the people commanded thee to do these statutes and the same day, saying, judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and 12 These shall stand upon mount Gedo them with all thine heart, and with rizim to bless the people, when ye are all the soul.

come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, 17 Thou hast a vouched the LORD this and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and day to be thy God, and to walk in his Benjamin : ways, and to keep his statutes, and his

13 And these shall stand upon mount commandments, and his judgments, and || Ebal to curse; Reuben, Gad, and Asher, to hearken umto his voice :

and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali. 18 And the LORD hath avouched thee 14 | And the Levites shall speak, and this day to be his peculiar people, as he say unto all the men of Israel with a hath promised thee, and that thou should loud voice, est keep all his commandments;

15 Cursed be the man that maketh any 19 And to make thee high above all || graven or molten image, an abomination nations which he hath made, in praise, || unto the LORD, the work of the hands of and in name, and in honour; and that the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret thou mavest be an holy people unto the place : and all the people shall answer Lord thy God, as he hath spoken.

and say, Amen. CHAP. XXVII.

16 Cursed be he that setteth light by 1 The people are to write the law ipon

his father or his mother : and all the slones, 5 and to build an altar of whole | people shall say, Amen. stones. 14 The curses from Ebal.

17 Cursed be he that removeth his AND Moses with the elders of Israel || neighbour's land-mark : and all the peoA commanded the people, saying, Keep ple shall say, Amen. all the commandments which I command 18 Cursed be he that maketh the blind you this day.

to wander out of the way: and all the 2 And it shall be on the day when ye people shall say, Amen. shall pass over Jordan unto the land which 19 Cursed be he that perverteth the the LORD thy God giveth thee, that thou judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and shalt set thee up great stones, and plaster | widow : and all the people shall say, them with plaster :

Amen. 3 And thou shalt write upon them all 20 Cursed be he that lieth with his fathe words of this law, when thou art ther's wife ; because he uncovereth his passed over, that thou mayest go in into

father's skirt: and all the people shall the land which the Lord thy God giveth say, Amen. thee, a land that floweth with milk and 21 Cursed be he that lieth with any honey; as the LORD God of thy fathers manner of beast : and all the people shall tath promised thee.

say, Amen. 4 Therefore it shall be when ye be 22 Cursed be he that lieth with his sisgune over Jordan, that ye shall set up ter, the daughter of his father, or the these stones, which I command you this daughter of his mother : and all the peoday, in mount Ebal, and thou shalt plas ple shall say, Amen. ter them with plaster.

23 Cursed be he that lieth with his 5 And there shalt thou build an al | mother-in-law: and all the people shall tar unto the LORD thy God, an altar of | say, Amen. stones: thou shalt not lift up any iron tool 24 Cursed be he that smiteth his neighupon them.

bour secretly: and all the people shall 6 Thou shalt build the altar of the say, Amen. LORD thy God of whole stones : and 25 Cursed be he that taketh reward to thou shalt ofler burnt-offerings thereon 1 slay an innocent person : and all the into the LORD thy God:

people shall say, Amen. 7 And thou shalt offer peace-offerings, 26 Cursed be he that confirmeth not all - and shalt eat there, and rejoice before the the words of this law to do them: and LORD thy Go.

llail the people shall say, Amen.

182 Blessings for obedience. DEUTERONOMY. Curses for disobedience. CHAP. XXVIII.

wilt not hearken unto the voice of the 1 The blessings for obedience. 15 The LORD thy God, to observe to do all his curses for disobedience.

commandments and his statutes which I AND it shall come to pass, if thou shalt || command thee this day ; that all these A hearken diligently unto the voice of curses shall come upon thee, and overtake the LORD thy God, to observe and to do thee: all his commandments which I command | 16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and thee this day; that the LORD thy God cursed shalt thou be in the field. will set thee on high above all nations of 17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy the earth :

store. 2 And all these blessings shall come 18 Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt and the fruit of thy land, the increase of hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy thy kine, and the Hocks of thy sheep. God

19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou 3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when blessed shalt thou be in the field.

thou goest out. 4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, 20 The Lord shall send upon thee and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until the flocks of thy sheep.

| thou be destroyed, and until thou perish 5 Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store. quickly ; because of the wickedness of thy

6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou com- | doings whereby thou hast forsaken me. est in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou I 21 The LORD shall make the pestilence goest out.

cleave unto thee, until he have consumed 7 The LORD shall cause thine enemies thee from off the land, whither thou goest that rise up against thee to be smitten be- to possess it. fore thy face : they shall come out against | 22 The LORD shall smite thee with a thee one way, and fee before thee seven consumption, and with a fever, and with ways.

| an inflammation, and with an extreme 8 The LORD shall command the bless burning, and with the sword, and with ing upon thee in thy store-houses, and in blasting, and with mildew: and they shall all that thou settest thine hand unto: and pursue thee until thou perish. he shall bless thee in the land which the 23 And thy heaven that is over thy LORD thy God giveth thee.

head shall be brass, and the earth that is 9 The LORD shall establish thee an holy under thee shall be iron. people unto himself, as he hath sworn 24 The LORD shall make the rain of unto thee, if thou shalt keep the com- | thy land powder and dust: from heaven mandments of the LORD thy God, and shall it come down upon thee, until thou walk in his ways.

be destroyed. 10 And all people of the earth shall see 25 The LORD shall cause thee to be that thou art called by the name of the smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt Lond; and they shall be afraid of thee. go out one way against them, and flee

11 And the LORD shall make thee seven ways before them; and shalt be replenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy moved into all the kingdoms of the earth. body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and 26 And thy carcass shall be meat unto in the fruit of thy ground, in the land all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts which the LORD sware unto thy fathers of the earth, and no man shall fray them to give thee. i

away. 12 The LORD shall open unto thee his 27 The LORD will smite thee with the good treasure, the heaven to give the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, rain unto thy land in his season, and to and with the scab, and with the itch, bless all the work of thine hand: and whereof thou canst not be healed. thou shalt lend unto many nations, and 28 The LORD shall smite thee with thou shalt not borrow,

madness, and blindness, and astonishment 13 And the LORD shall make thee the l of heart; head, and not the tail ; and thou shalt 29 And thou shalt grope at noon-day, be above only, and thou shalt not be be- || as the blind gropeth in darkness, and neath ; if that thou hearken unto the thou shalt not prosper in thy ways; and commandments of the LORD thy God, thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled which I command thee this day, to ob evermore, and no man shall save thee. serve and to do them:

30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and anoth14 And thou shalt not go aside from | er man shall lie with her : thou shalt any of the words which I command thee build an house, and thou shalt not dwell this day, to the right hand or to the left, || therein : thou shalt plant a vineyard, and to go after other gods to serve them. shalt not gather the grapes thereof.

15 | But it shall come to pass, if thou 31 Thine ox shall be slain before thine

Plagues threatened


for disobedience. 18,5 eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: || enemies which the LORD shall send athine ass shall be violently taken away Il gainst thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and from before thy face, and shall not be | in nakedness, and in want of all things : restored to thee: thy sheep shall be given and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have neck, until he have destroyed thee. none to rescue them.

49 The Lord shall bring a nation a32 Thy sons and thy daughters shall gainst thee from far, from the end of be given unto another people, and thine the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth, a eyes shall look, and fail with longing for || nation whose tongue thou shalt not unthem all the day long: and there shall be derstand; Do might in thine hand.

50 A nation of fierce countenance, 33 The fruit of thy land, and all thy which shall not regard the person of the labours, shall a nation which thou know old, nor shew favour to the young: est not eat up: and thou shalt be only 51 And he shall eat the fruit of thy oppressed and crushed always:

cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until 34 So that thou shalt be mad for the thou be destroyed : which also shall not sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see. leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the

35 The LORD shall smite thee in the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch sheep, until he have destroyed thee. that cannot be healed, from the sole of | 52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy thy foot unto the top of thy head.

gates, until thy high and fenced walls 36 The Lord shall bring thee, and thy come down, wherein thou trustedst, king which thou shalt set over thee, unto throughout all thy land : and he shall a nation which neither thou nor thy fa besiege thee in all thy gates throughout thers have known; and there shalt thou all thy land which the LORD thy God serve other gods, wood and stone. hath given thec.

37 And thou shalt become an astonish 53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine ment, a proverb, and a by-word, among all own body, the flesh of thy sons and of nations whither the LORD shall lead thee. thy daughters which the LORD thy God

33 Thou shalt carry much seed out in hath given thee, in the siege and in the to the field, and shalt gather but little in: straitness wherewith thine enemies shall for the locust shall consume it.

distress thee: 39 Thou shalt plant vineyards and 54 So that the man that is tender adress them, but shalt neither drink of the mong you, and very delicate, his eyes wine, nor gather the grapes : for the shall be evil toward his brotljer, and to world shall eat them.

ward the wife of his bosom, and towardi 40 Thou shalt have olive-trees through the remnant of his children which he ait all thy coasts, but thou shalt not an shall leave: cint thyself with the oil: for thine olive 55 So that he will not give to any of shall cast his fruit.

them of the flesh of his children whom he 41 Thou shalt beget sons and daugh shall eat : because he hath nothing left ters, but thou shalt not enjoy them : for him in the siege and in the straitness they shall go into captivity.

wherewith thine enemies shall distress 42 All thy trees and fruit of thy land | thee in all thy gates. sball the locust consume.

56 The tender and delicate woman a43 The stranger that is within thee mong you, which would not adventure to shall get up above thce very high ; and set the sale of her foot upon the ground thou shalt come down very low.

for delicateness and tenderness, her eye 44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shall be evil toward the husband of her shalt not lend to him : he shall be the bosom, and toward her son, and toward head, and thou shalt be the tail.

her daughter, 45 Moreover, all these curses shall 57 And toward her young one that come upon thce, and shall pursue thec, cometh out from between her feet, and and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed : toward her children which she shall because thou hearkenedst not unto the bear: for she shall eat them for want of voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his all thing's secretly in the siege and straitcommandments and his statutes which liness wherewith thine enemy sirall distress he commanded thee :

thee in thy gates. 46 And they shall be upon thee for a 58 If thou wilt not observe to do all sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed the words of this law tinat are written for ever.

in this book, that thou mayest fear this 47 Because thou servedst not the LORD glorious and fearful name, THE LORD thy God with joyfulness and with glad- || THY GOD; ness of heart, for the abundance of all 59 Then the Lord will make thy things:

plagues wonderful, and the plagues of 48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine Il thy seed, even great plagues, and of long

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